It was 1280 year. Summer or even autumn. Nobody could tell exactly. Borivoi Novgorodskii could understand that it was not already summer by dirt outdoors. But how he could understand that dirt in Russia can be only in autumn?
there is a proverb about different types of seasons in Russia"Just dirt,dirt freezes and dirt dries up." it was already "Just Dirt"
Borivoi was the only legal son of Rositslav(son of Vsevolod-Big-Nest). He was just 14 years old,that proves that his father was a real Russian Bear. To make a child in 70 is not an easy task. Rostislav like his father Vsevolod had lots of children. In total it lead to Civil war between Ryuriki-Novgorodskii and Ryuriki-Kievskie.
But Borrivoi was far from war.He was hunting with his boyars friends on the Oka river, near Solotca Abbey on Rostislav's land. Today Borrivoi(his father had to drink a lot, before giving his son this name, cos i have neve heard about this before) wanted to go to Vladimir forest and hunt there for rabbits...
...but one thing changed his plans. On his table was the letter written by his father. It was really strange, because his father had never paid attention before on his young and the only son of blue bloods.
From: Rostislav Duke of Yaroslavl and Ryazan, Right Hand of Russian Tsar Mstislav
Hi my dear son. How are you? How is your mother?i wanted to see you myself, but my health is too bed, so i decided to stay in Yaroslavl. but lets stop our private topics. There are some details you should know as the 5th contender on the Russian throne? why Russian and not Novgorodian or Yaroslavlian? Because soon Russia will be united by one Tsar as there was before Vsevolod and his Kiev bastards. Bryansk took our side after we defeated Kiev army
To: Borivoi Novgorodskii
Our armies sieged Pereyaslavl. We don't exactly know what's happened with Vladimir, Duke of Kiev. He could escape to the Crimea. But anyway he is my brother, too ambitious, but my brother. Hope his death will be easy.Your first cousin Radoneg Novgorodskii left Moscow to help his btother Mstislav.
Mstislav himself stands near Kiev. His first fast attack failed and he is waiting for troops from Smolensk and Novgorod. His camp is on the other side of Dnepr. I hope i will be forced next season.
I'm sure you want to take part in this war, my son, but you are too young. First of all you have to finish your military education in Ryazan. I'm sure you will be a prefect commander, like Mstislav or even Svyatoslav-your grand-grand-grand father. good luck my son. Wish to see you before my death.
In an hour lonely horseman left Solotcha abbey... His way was to Ryazan, famous russian stronghold...