Heroes of Travance,
It was recently discovered that our baronial coffers could not keep up with the production, expansion and upkeep costs as of late. Fortunately mainland Kormyre has recently hit previously undiscovered wealth reserves and our surplus could afford a large transfer to be diverted here. Earlier this week I ordered a shipment leave the mainland headed for Travance, accompanied by Marshal Kiress and the 2nd legion of the kormyrian army. Inside will be a wealth of Gold, fabrics, ores, seeds, and other sundry all of which are meant for the lands of the Barony and our allies in the area as well as funding important projects and missions vital to our continued prosperity.
The shipment was coordinated to arrive at the same time that the forces of General Korvin and the 3rd legion of the Kormyrian army would be returning from an excursion in the wilds of Travance. They would then immediately distribute the wealth to its needed destinations. Due to unforeseen circumstances the arrival of both legions are no longer going to overlap and there will be a period of time in which no armies will be available to guard this wealth as the second legion must immediately depart upon arrival. Because I am confident in the Heroes of Travance I have given the second legion the leave to see to their emergency. Marshal Kiress has volunteered to stay behind and catch up to his legion once the 3rd legion has arrived. I will require you to guard the shipment in the Proper from the arrival of the shipment on the 19th of this month until the evening of the 21st when General Korvin can arrive to take hold of it.
During this time, you will be needed to safeguard the coffers from theft or unlawful seizure. Time and time again, you have proven that such valuable treasures are far safer actively in the capable hands of a hundred heroes than they are locked behind a guarded vault door. The funds are already spoken for, and if any of it is lost, then decisions will need to be made on what causes it is meant for will need to be abandoned. I fully trust in your ability and determination to not allow such things to happen.
By my will,
Sebastian Everest, Warden of Kormye
Count of Winterdark, Earl of the Marches