The Great Dragon Hunt
Aylani Thenosen has known Jaerl most of her life. He is the son of the man who delivers coal to Marcel Thenosen’s workshop in Chariden, and helped his father make deliveries for a decade. He and Aylani played together as children while their fathers talked.
Jaerl and Aylani began seeing each other the fall Aylani was 17. Two years later, the families had begun to consider wedding plans when Jaerl was abruptly drafted into military service as part of a tithe the king required in order to fulfill a debt he owed to the king of another land. Neither Jaerl’s family nor Aylani heard from Jaerl in the next year and a half. It was at that time that Aylani encountered The Seelie Court and bound herself to Lady Verenestra, the betrothal to Jaerl effectively broken.