Master seeing that he can not do enough with just one year. Knowing this, he decides to write a correspondence. Master knew he was going to have to do it sooner or later anyway. He just wanted to wait another year to do it. So the Master sat down and wrote the correspondence:
I have a boy here that I believe you will be very interested in. He is extremely tolerant already being touched with a blessing. He, however, has quite the mindset of honesty, humility and worst of all can not stand the caste system. So I am sure he will be a great fit for you and yours. The nut has been teaching himself to use a Zweihänder one-handed and Targe. I have currently taken away his tools and he is creating new ones he has taken a year getting to this point. I have taught them weapons, martial arts, hunting traps and tracking a bit further. Now they are working on crafting Friedrick the younger one that I will take on he is not normal but I do not know how or why when you get here I want you to look at him. I believe he similar to myself but as you know you can’t see yourself. Let me know where you’re going to be next I want them to see what it actually takes to step out into the military world.
Sincerely Your Best
Master Delgado Baker
PS. Test the boy then tell me if he qualifies for your academy.
After writing his correspondence for some reason he actually felt better. For some reason, without realizing it he was actually stressing over how to train both boys with such different abilities and mindsets. He knew he could train them up well but such different personalities would take too much of his time and all he had was his time. However, John was not difficult like Friedrick was but something about Friedrick reminded Master of himself. “Maybe I can make him like myself;” Master thought to himself. “Afterall, he is very talented and I could use an excellent personal disciple.” That reminds me Daniel hosts several Tournaments or rephrasing the countries that use his services require him to host them since his third one and he uses it to his advantage.
Thinking of the fact Dan hosts Tournaments under the disguise squire trying to become knights for the countries they hail from Master couldn’t help but decide to hurry up and send off the correspondence with a quick addition to it.
PSS adds to the contestant's list for your next pre-tournament one John Snow and one Friedrick.
To Master this was an excellent idea to sign the boys up for a pre-tournament then send John off to be trained properly. Which would leave Friedrick in his hands after letting Daniel confirm or at least let him know what his aura meant at least. What an excellent idea for sure, finally Master was able to get his mind back under control he had never let it slip like this for several years but things could not be helped. Things have been doing so well after he got done catching Stephen Gardiner & Thomas Howard, however, to do this he lost his blessing.
So Master finished up his letter in an envelope with a wax seal mark then put in Master’s personal mark in the wax. After which Master stepped outside and a Falcon dove down grabbed the envelope. Master then let the envelope go and only said, “Daniel hurry.” The Falcon pulled out from his dive with the letter and took off and flew off. Master stepped away and found Friedrick, “Alright, Friedrick let’s get started on the next part,” Master said.
Master began with Friedrick by just telling him; “Friedrick, your current skills are excellent and that let’s begins with you having your tools upgraded. You use daggers and Sabers with the buckler, that will need to change. You were right that Rondels and Targe are excellent choices but we need to add war hammers, pins/needles.”
Friedrick smiled widely, “Truly, when do we start?” Friedrick was needlessly excited. Then he asked, “what do I need to do?”
“For now I want you to do about the same as John, however, you need to create 4 warhammers 48 daggers and 6 Rondels and 4 Targes. You know what makes it 8 Rondels and 8 Targe do you need me to give you the diagrams for Rondels and Targe?” Master asked. “As you already know John has been working with the smith for the last year that you and I have been working on the more specialized martial arts for you. You will be doing the same, I know you have been working alongside for part of the time that you haven’t been learning from me. That was fine but now you have about 8 months to get all of your tools done. Till then you will be using other tools that are similar till then John will have two more months till he is done you will have that time to get the ores needed and the other material to finish off the requirements.”
Having his seemingly impossible task given to him. Friedrick nodded then said, “No, I already studied two Rondels and I already designed my own Targe I will need to adjust the design to hold war hammers but everything else will be perfect.”
Master stated easily, “Friedrick, make the Targe only hold two warhammers but I have already had a diagram I created just for you after we met __ yrs ago. It will be the holster for the daggers and Rondels and yes you will have extra tools. That is going to be necessary as you will lose some during your training mission.”
Friedrick was ecstatic with this revelation before he was even dismissed Friedrick was already backing away slowly from Master construed this to mean that Friedrick was apprehensive and fearful to the point of being nearly unable to stand properly. Master began to look down and shake his head where he started to think to himself; “well if he already this scared or fearful with this small task then he could never stand on the same level as me. What is with him?” Master was about to ask when he looked back up to Friedrick and noticed he was already several steps back away from him and was shaking. At this point Master was becoming furious, “How could I have ever thought this brat was the same as I?” Master then took in a breath and calmed himself before finally asking, “What is wrong Friedrick do you not think you can fulfill the request?”
At this Friedrick froze, not understanding and now fearful of not being able to continue with the training. Friedrick asked, “Master I do not understand. What are you asking?”
Master caught off guard at this and said, “you are shaking and backing away are you so afraid that you won’t see John ever again because he is about to leave you behind if you can not keep up. As of right now, I would say you are both on equal footing not in the same way but equal nonetheless.”
Friedrick shock almost laughed, “Master I am not afraid I just can barely hold back my excitement to run and fulfill my task to train some more as you have stated he has nearly caught up to me and I do not ever want to be the hindrance to John. if I could not stand by his side than...than my life would have no meaning I must do this task and be able to complete this training.”
Friedrick spent about a month gathering ore and another month refining the ore into ingots. Friedrick began creating daggers he was already used to making forms and was beginning to actually be able to shape, and some basic designs. As soon as Friedrick finished his first dagger, John actually finished the hilt of his new Zweihänder he looked it over then turned to Friedrick and saw that he now making daggers and was already starting his squelching process. John asked the question, finally, “What are you doing?”
Friedrick looked up from the squelcher barrels; “Squelching a dagger as you can plainly see. Why are you asking?”
“I can plainly see that but why are you making daggers?” John couldn’t help but be curious up to now all of Friedrick’s and his training sessions have been only hand to hand. So why is Friedrick making tools also, just keeps going through his head?
“Isn’t that plain to see? You have your task and training mission, Then I just got my task if I want to be able to do my training mission I must complete mine soon. If I don’t you will surpass me soon and leave me behind.” pulled the dagger from the squelcher and placed it on the table then pulled out another ingot from under the table.
While John and Friedrick were working on their tools. Master was sitting back at the Mansion on the rock in the back of the house. Before John went off to the pre-tournament he would have to have John move this to the front of the house. However, for the last __ years, it has been here but this way Master would be able to watch over Portsmouth. Afterall he was much more powerful than any normal person. After thinking these things over a falcon came dive-bombing toward Master. Master put up a hand and grabbed the envelope as the falcon pulled out of the dive bomb and pulled back up.
Master looked over the envelope no writing on the outside. He flipped the envelope and a wax seal was pressed onto it. Master smiled the seal was his best friend Daniel.
I am glad to receive your correspondence, I see that Phyleaux is doing well I haven’t seen that falcon for at least 6 years. Well as you usually are straight to business I am very interested in that boy. I am having a pre-tournament in England’s southern part. I believe the town to be called Dover. This is a perfect time we will be hosting 10 pre-tournament the main tournament will be Scotland, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Wales and England. Well, I guess I don’t have to count Wales anymore but I will just leave that up to the contestants on that. Anyways this was on behest of King Henry VIII. He wants to try to make a peaceful show by using the Tournament to get all the leaders together.
Who do you want John and Friedrick to represent? Or would you like to just leave them independent?
PS. Fuck YOU! Master Baker.
Master was ecstatic with the correspondence as per usual but irritated with Daniel’s constant use on his closings. They had been friends for several years and made it through multiple crusades and was fairly certain they be around for at least another 100 years if he could gain another blessing. However, the fact that they are going to be just over in Dover was excellent but he was not sure about the whole representing those countries did not like what that could mean.
John was walking up the hill as Master finished reading the correspondence from Daniel seeing, John seeing Master putting a paper along with the envelope. John couldn’t help but ask; “Master, do you mind if you ask what that was?”
Master smiled, “Yes, you may ask and the answer is simple. It is an acceptance to pre-tournament position and that means you and Friedrick will have to fight for it.”