Ducal Chronicle, Tome LVI, Lammas – Saovine, 1268 [excerpts]
In the month preceding the celebrations surrounding the Festival of the Vat, the Ducal Couple and a delegation of notables embarked on a neighborly visit to the court of Queen Calanthe of Cintra. The visit had both a social and a political dimension, for the duchess was hoping Queen Calanthe would follow the dictates of international protocol and repay with a visit of her own, perferably [sic] during the above-mentioned Festival, thus gracing the celebration with her royal presence.
The ducal couple was accompanied by both daughters, Syanna and Anarietta. It is worth mentioning here that both infants are sprouting like beanpoles and it shall not belong before it will be necessary to find them husbands. In the case of the elder daughter, Syanna, this should not prove a problem, as suitors will flock from all over the civilized world for the chance to be husband to the future duchess, especially when they see her portrait, which will not even require much embellishment. Things are somewhat different in the case of young Anarietta, who is overly thin and furthermore auburn haired. The hope remains, however, that time will add to her charms. As for character and imagination, neither girl is lacking in either quality in the least.