My dearest daughter,
If you are reading this letter, that means you have recently had your sixteenth birthday. It also means you have inherited the gifts that are passed down from generation to generation in our family. Not everyone receives these gifts. Only the most powerful of our people are blessed with them. Still, I was praying it would pass you by. I wanted you to stay safe and oblivious to the demons of the night. There are things out there that you know nothing about. Evil, horrible things that have just become a part of your world. Unfortunately, you will not be able to turn away from this life, my child. The powers that be have decided that you are destined to become a part of it. You will need to keep your guard up at all times. Be very careful who you trust. Hopefully Daniel has started your training in some capacity, but I am sure you will still have a lot to learn.
Be vigilant, sweetheart. In this world, it is kill or be killed. Do not hesitate, no matter what may happen, and always follow your instincts.
Once your powers have been activated, the creatures of the night will know who, and what, you are. They will see you as the enemy and will hunt you, doing anything and everything they can to eliminate you.
I have enclosed a ring in the envelope with this letter. Place it on your finger now. It will help protect you, and will let our fellow hunters know that you are a part of the Jackson lineage. This is very important. This ring, along with the mark that all hunters in our family are blessed with, is the only way that you will be trusted.
Come home to me, little one, where I can protect you. The ring will show you the way.
Your mother, Alyiah