"To those of the land of Travance, which I have come to see as my adopted home, I leave this warning. Too long have you ignored the power in the north that rises against you. Though I and others like me have warned you, still you have blinded yourselves to the threat. I pray you regain your sight before it is too late. I leave now for the north, to return to the cold dark where I was born and whatever fate awaits me there. I hereby relinquish all titles and allegiances I hold save two; My oath of blood to Travance, whom I have fought and bled for more times than I can remember, and my oath of birthright to my Red Queen, in who's honor I will spit my last breath. Should I return, I will face judgement for everything I have done, and everything that I will do. Steel yourselves my brothers and Sisters, for when the Road comes it will swallow all before it, and the innocent will die with the rest of us.
Signed Darius Valyrson, known as Redmaw
Below it in neat poetic verse is written the following: