“Dear Mother, I think I’m going to die. I tried not to, but I don’t think I’ll make it. So I thought I’d write to you and Father one last time to say ...I’m sorry. I’m sorry about all the things I said when the conscription officers came. I was scared. I’m sorry about dropping out of the School for Boys. I’m sorry about not marrying a fleet officer from a good family, and getting The Empress’ Blessing on our house. And I’m sorry I abandoned my ship. I know Mother always said ‘every Grasskan must be ready to die for the Empress’. But the Empress was already dead! The princesses were already dead. And I...didn’t want to be dead. Anyway, I’m sorry for everything. I’m sorry I could never be the proud daughter you had prayed for. — Caph” ======================== Personal letter recovered from the sole survivor of a Nightfall Event at the Grasskan G-Class Star, SL.2829.4. Mobile-scan recorded by Officer Orla O’Malley. Now held in the archives of the First Panopticon of the Jinyiwei, Brussels.