The countersign is RADIANCE. Your agent has just come by and informed me of the operation set for Moonfest. I thought my posting here was meant to last much longer. I do understand your reasoning for not informing me earlier, to keep me more convincing in ignorance. But one day is not very much time to plan a very plausible death performance.
Nevertheless, I will confirm: I will do away with Meriada, then meet and board the Moonsinger just before dusk tomorrow. I am taking those tomes M legitimately lent me, along with the talisman from T, which I will drop into the ocean in the middle of the voyage. I have already planted false letters in all the places indicated, including the one you doubted could be reached, and arranged for a postdated message to be sent to A.
I understand that as Tenerost I should not betray any familiarity with A or his master J, nor allow myself to be recognized. This will be slightly annoying as both have seen my true face, but it will be easily enough done.
And yes, your agents are of course correct: I have been sending unauthorized messages to others outside the scope of the mission. However, I assure you that they bear entirely on trivial personal matters, and that I have been careful about their contents and not revealed anything that might compromise my identity or the mission.
I will send you further word through the captain of the Moonsinger.
Vitality: 2 ◦ Quickness: 2 ◦ Fortitude: 1
Auspicious Days: 10 ◦ Inauspicious Days: 5