My Dear Cousin,
I know the end can not be long now. Niamh is tired of waiting and though she feels for me she will never let that stand in the way of her reign. I have instructed my loyal servant Fionn to bring this message to you when I die.
Forgive me Caoimhe. In my desire for the Desmonds to rule I have done the unspeakable. Before Niamh was born I made a pact with a witch. In return for beauty, success and intellect for my line I promised her Niamh's soul, which she took at the moment of her birth. My darling baby girl has lived her entire life without a soul, though she doesn't know it - she just thinks everyone else is inferior. She has no compassion, empathy or virtue - she entirely lacks a conscience. Everything she does is for her own interest, and why not, she has no guilt or remorse, just a pretty smile on her lips when she gets her way, which is always. Her crimes are too long and vile to list, but I can tell you she tried to kill you.
be ruled by this woman Caiomhe. I couldn't bring myself to kill her, because she is my daughter, but I'm sure you can do it. When Niamh dies, that is it. With no soul to go to Hell or Heaven she will truly die and cease to exist... perhaps a merciful fate for such an evil creature...
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