Orien giggles, delighted. "Oh, your accent is very different from Tiero's."
Inric is shaken to his core, and the comment he had made to Magistra Colle surfaces from his memories. How many other worlds have had undocumented Eldarin settlers?
He swallows his immediate response and turns to Orien's mentor.
"Knawan Ysenna, would you permit a question?"
"Ask as you please," she says.
"How long ago was Arnwald founded?"
"The first records we have were written by Zhyra Astana, who built upon Deron Spire in the second Arawn year," Ysenna says, reciting as though she were reading from a book. "She found nobody living there, although of course she didn't know about the Unfledged below."
"And how long ago was that?"
"Twelve hundred years or so."