(Note: I know the comma use is a little rough here, and there are a couple of run-on sentences, but these are actually purposeful. Any grammar problems outside those two, however, are all me.)
I just arrived in Rivaran earlier today. Now, before you worry too much, I'm fine. I know you're going to worry when I describe this, but I was lucky enough that I came out lightly from it.
Well, when I arrived, it was under attack. Selene says you know the person that attacked it, an angel named Omega. It was pretty bad, I'll admit, it did a lot of damage to Rivaran even though I got out okay. I'm in a sort of refugee camp not far from the city right now, with the other survivors, and most of them ended up a lot worse off than I am, so don't worry about me.
She was apparently following a group of travelers that'd just come from offworld, actually. I met them, and most of them seem pretty nice. They were actually traveling with a friend of yours, Janda. I talked to her for a while, and it was good hearing about you and Dad from her. And Selene too, actually! I didn't realize she was so, well, hyper as a kid, it really surprised me! I'm hoping I can cajole her into showing me the video of that transmission she made back on Krynus.
Oh, I even met an actual phoenix too! Her name's Cerene, and she showed up in town about the same time I did. I've read about them, but I never thought I'd actually meet one.
I also had some luck in finding her dad's lab. Another creation of his, a nekojin vampire named Cassidy, that group of travelers found her chained up in one of the buildings. She'd been left there since she was created, apparently, 20 years ago. I can't even imagine what that must have been like for her. She wanted to be left alone, so Cerene and Arc (he's one of those travelers) let her head off. I was worried about that, but they said she was friendly enough even after all this time, so hopefully things will turn out well for her.
Anyway, it's getting a little late here. I'm hoping to do some more checking tomorrow. I might try to go back in the city and look closer in that room where they found Cassidy, maybe there's something else there.
I miss you, and I hope everything's going okay for you back home. Give a hug to Nozzy and Chronny for me, and say hi to Grandma and Grandpa.