Note for Alexander
Left in his office atop the two sheathed swords, clearly written in Roderick’s handwriting. The letter is written in Classic Greek.
We know we’ve asked a lot lately so we wanted to do something to express our gratitude for your patience and understanding over the last few days. While we know most normal materials couldn’t stand up to use at your full potential, these swords can. More importantly we picked them because of the parallels they represent in the qualities we admire most about you. The swords will never falter no matter how much they’re put through, never bend or break no matter how much stress they’re under, and will remain eternally razor sharp and ready to be wielded against the enemies of the Family without reserve. We appreciate everything you’ve done for us and wanted to try and say what we never could enough: thank you.
Julius, Valko and Roderick
Written on the back of the card, also in Classical Greek.
“The young have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things—and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning…. All their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything; they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else.”