The Letter Reads:
Wsenday - 63 days at sea, 429th harvest, 12th Age
This will be no ordinary exploratory mission. Though some may call what we're searching for old news, I believe my crew will face challenges the likes of which they have never seen. The peril that lies near the edge of the world is unlike those witnessed anywhere else. Some say that the mists that hang low on the water's surface are the veil between worlds, the barrier between this realm and the next. I don't go in for that, but I do know that uncharted waters are always dangerous. Which is why I have some of my most trustworthy men on this crew. My second in command, Ebart. Has been my friend for as long as I can remember, and has saved my life countless times. He constantly inspects the weapons in the armory, keeping every blade sharp and rust free in the event of dangerous happenings. Wayland, our cook, provides an invaluable service to the crew. He keeps their spirits up. Long voyages can drive a man to crazy thoughts, but a hearty meal can bring him back to his senses. Wayland's jovial demeanor and exotic spices make every meal an event to look forward to, especially after a hard day on the sea. And last, but not least, is my cousin Sarfrenk. I didn't think he'd be suited to a life on the water, but he has found his purpose as a scout. His keen eyes have prevented harm to the ship on several occasions, and said that the solitude of the crow's nest has given him ample opportunity to write his poetry. It may be customary for one to introduce themselves first, in case these logs are ever read by someone else. If successful, history will no doubt remember me as the captain, but I wouldn't be able to get anywhere without my crew.
Like I said, this will be no easy task. But with all the hardships that lie ahead, having good men at your side is like having a candle on a dark night. Sometimes, a little light is all you need to find your path. Exactly how we get to that path, though. Well, I suppose that depends on what day it is.
-Captain Newthrich Gerlanthrell