This represents a considerable sum,
said Aragorn, gazing into the casket of jewelsemeralds,
rubies, cool, pure diamonds, and sapphires in every colour of
the skythat sat on the desk before him. Does your
father know what you are doing?
Aragorn smiled. Of course...
The income is to be administered by Lady Emliet
I will wager that is not popular with Lord Glarimar!
No. Legolas smiled. I think the arrangement
will be the cause of much dissention in that household. But the
lady is adamant, and I have made her a promise. She will use the
revenues to pay Master Silrim an annuity to replace his lost income
However did you calculate that?
Berkin did it.
provided, that is, she is satisfied that he is keeping
to the terms of our agreement.
No more whores.
Preciselyof either sex. She will use the remainder
of the income to set up a home for Silrims women and boysand
any others who come to her in need. None will be questioned; none
turned away. All will find a safe home, either here, or in Eryn
Aragorn leaned back in his chair and regarded his friend curiously.
What is to stop these women turning your safe house into
a brothel of their own?
Legolas smiled. Lady Emliet, he replied.