Widowed Keradon finds love in old memories. A short story.
Having never been away from home, Kera's brother Samdon and his reeth-mate Coccyon go on a diplomatic mission to firm up boundaries between the new city-state of Center and the human city-state of Farr. He finds a charismatic Lord and his four children to make friends with while solving various problems in the local palace. A novella.
Josi Real leaps at the chance of happiness with the retired majordomo of Pith, Samdon's co-diplomat in Farr. A short story.
Taldon and his ambassadorial team don't fare well on their similar mission to Lorn. A short story.