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Written By Valencia

Nov. 21, 2017, 12:31 p.m.(8/16/1007 AR)

I am failing to see the good in goodbye this day.

Perhaps time will teach me to count my blessings in this and to take such things with more grace and laissez-faire, though there is apart of me that worries I will find too much good in it. What a shame that would be, but just so.

I'm not sure which is worse. The pain of a final goodbye or the realization that maybe it is a blessing in disguise.

Either way, I'm not sure I like goodbyes. I definitely do not like regrets. I much prefer hellos and the sparks of delight and hope that brings.

Good and beautiful things can be built around the word hello. I hope it is something I get to say often to those who are worthy.

~~~~~<~<@

Written By Sameera

Nov. 21, 2017, 10:45 a.m.(8/16/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Alaric

Difficult King, you're no longer the most difficult person I know. With you're being nice and making me do things of a difficult nature. You might still be the prettiest, though.

Written By Sameera

Nov. 21, 2017, 10:43 a.m.(8/16/1007 AR)

I find myself kind of curious to what marquis is blaming vassals.

Written By Sameera

Nov. 21, 2017, 10:42 a.m.(8/16/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Torstein

Most difficult man alive. What is with this being affectionate stuff? Pretty sure marriage does not mean all the touching. It is probably good that you are pretty.

Written By Sameera

Nov. 21, 2017, 10:39 a.m.(8/16/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Edward

Duke Harald Grimhall is always right. He is very wise. More need to realize this and seek his advise.

Written By Regla

Nov. 21, 2017, 9:48 a.m.(8/16/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Edward

I have no idea what I would do with out you. None what so ever. You are my stability and my sanity and one of my dearest and closest friends.

Written By Magpie

Nov. 21, 2017, 8:22 a.m.(8/16/1007 AR)

Hey Journal Junkies, how's it going? I never thought anyone read my journals save a handful of friends (enemies?). Recently I learned that Prince Laric Grayson, Master of Questions reads them! Honestly, I feel honored. That man has a keen mind and a wonderful flare for dramatic timing. I may have to take lessons from him on patience and waiting for the right moment to get to the punchline.

Anyway, Laric's interest in my personal life aside, I have some thoughts to dwell upon. I've been thinking about expanding to a second shopfront for Highway Robbery, something located in the Crown area, possibly. I'm just not sure if this is a good idea or not. On the one hand, it'd make it easier for people that live in the fancier parts of the city to get their Mystery Bags. On the other hand, I kind of secretly enjoy forcing nobility to come down to the slums to shop. It makes things more equal. I need to ponder this one more.

Another investment I'm working on is commissioning another ship. The Magpie is a great boat and there's nothing wrong with it, but if I want to expand I'm going to need another ship. I'm tempted to put together some kind of naming contest like my cousin did, but I have a feeling I won't get the same kind of enthusiasm that she did. Maybe I'll do a raffle where the winner gets one of the first productions of every new figurine Highway Robbery releases for the next year...

I need to find another writer to help me release books at the shop. Bryce Cartilia is on 'sabbatical' or some crap. That man is such a pain in the ass to work with.

Written By Neve

Nov. 20, 2017, 7:20 p.m.(8/15/1007 AR)

Uh oh White Journal!

Well..it seems that a lot of people read these journals. I would of thought they wouldn't, thinking it's more a place to put your thoughts. But..apparently that is a black journal? So..I found out pretty quickly that other people read these.

So I've found out how it feels to have a relationship end via messenger. And..it does hurt about as much as I expected. I deserve it though. I really do. I've hurt people because I've been a girlish nightmare, and well..it is time to grow up. I've been trying to become a good respectable lady, it's been a long road, and I think I have been making progress. Neve will always be a work in progress. But until she can be whom she strives to be, maybe Neve just isn't meant to be married.

I have to thank Lady Alarissa Thrax. I think she has a fancier title..but...I dont remember it. I'm sorry Alarissa! But she has taken me in and taught an unruly woman-child that is Neve. I am thankful for her tutelage, and freindship because by all means I certainly irk her! She has been tolerant, and even supported me financially when it was needed. House Greenmarch has returned my coin in a lesser amount. However I have to respect that Alarissa has put up with me, so I hope I can find a place in house Thrax and continue to be of use, as she teaches me how to be a proper lady. Back in Greenmarch settlements before the compact things were often discussed by a punch to the face. And while that's not quite the approach I take, it still takes getting used to. It's a world of words as weapons. I'm not very well equipped for it - and I'm afraid I will never live up to be the perfect face of genteel..genty..gantreal..there, that seems close enough. I will never be as fancy as someone like her, or as calm and sly as Monique. Or as sturdy and studious as Marius. That is because I'm a Neve. And this Neve, she is flawed. She has her problems. But if Neve can learn to live in this land of men instead of trees, then Neve will be Alarissa's success story.

Neve can say, or well, write that she has never felt so lonely than in Arx, being surrounded by so many people she is the loneliest she has ever felt in her life. Neve is ill mannered. Resolute to the point of being rude. And she has been selfish - so selfish. She has alienated family. Freinds. Lovers and loved ones. And Neve hurts. Neve has been selfish and consumed by her own wants, desires, and needs and really didn't consider anyone else's. And Neve regrets that. Neve cannot change the fact she was stupid in the past. But she tries to face the next day being a little wiser, learning from her mistakes. If she learns a little each day, and applied those lessons..maybe Neve can become a good person. Neve hopes that is how that works.

And apparently a sword has many meanings. And melons. One has to be careful what they say these days, one word should not have so many different meanings. Live in Arx is very difficult.

So this is Neve Greenmarch. Feeling very blue. Feeling sad. Feeling of hurt inside, and feeling of change. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day. I hope so. Because I like to smile, and it feels like the smiles these days are becoming harder and harder to find.

Written By Ainsley

Nov. 20, 2017, 4:27 p.m.(8/14/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Shard

Gloria's favor to this woman! I am in awe!

Written By Thena

Nov. 20, 2017, 1:12 p.m.(8/14/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Carita

Sir Daemon is a good spirited Oathlands knight. Perhaps a bit far into his bacon this morning.

While I am /very/ familiar with his family's expression (the inappropriate one) these are all excellent alternatives. The one about stabbing is particularly apt.

Written By Neve

Nov. 20, 2017, 1:08 p.m.(8/14/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Gailin

He is a tall man, with a really big sword. I think he is probably a very strong warrior, but I wouldn't really know. For as strong as he seems to be, he can also be just as gentle, open, and direct. He is a count of...somewhere I truly forget. Lots of titles. We talked while I ribboned some of Ariannas Home. He is Ariannas sister.

He is looking for a wife to join him on his new adventure of running a country. I will have to keep an eye out for any girls who like big swords. I wonder if he will keep the ribbon on it that I tied. Personally, that was a really big sword, when he pulled it out I shrieked and told him to put it away. That being said..seems nice. I hope he finds a nice wife, and has lots of children so I can tie ribbons into their hair!

Written By Carita

Nov. 20, 2017, 12:52 p.m.(8/14/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Daemon

Also known as:

* Resting "Nothing's Wrong, I Promise" Face
* Resting "I Just Have a Hard Time Faking Enthusiasm" Face
* Resting "I'm Just Not a Cheerful Person" Face
* Resting "I Don’t Think You've Ever Seen Me Mad If This Is What You Think Mad Looks Like" Face
* Resting "Please Stop Asking Me What's Wrong" Face
* Resting "If You Tell Me To Smile I Will Stab You" Face

Written By Daemon

Nov. 20, 2017, 12:42 p.m.(8/14/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Thena

In my home, we had a word for this. But I found it to be very inappropriate for cordial tongues. I have taken to calling it the "Resting Annoyance Expression". My father did it well! Hence how I lend your own credentials.

As a certified victor in dance, and in acting command, I can only imagine what other challenges can be conquered by that Resting Annoyance Expression when you put your mind to it. Hence I say, show it to the world! Do not let my fear dissuade you!

Written By Carita

Nov. 20, 2017, 12:29 p.m.(8/14/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Thena

... I lack the polite words needed to express my bemusement over one of your Brother-at-Arms, (acting) Dame-Commander Thena.

Other than: the fuck?

Written By Thena

Nov. 20, 2017, 12:28 p.m.(8/14/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Daemon

If I ever have looked at you in a manner that made you fear for your safety, I apologize. I can't recall any time that I've been upset with you. It's just how my face looks.

Written By Armand

Nov. 20, 2017, 12:10 p.m.(8/14/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Thena

No, Scholar, I'm absolutely positive she meant hilarious. I don't care what the journal says! You have to read between the lines.

Or ignore a few.

Written By Thena

Nov. 20, 2017, 12:09 p.m.(8/14/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Daemon

Sir Daemon, that is absolutely terrifying.

Written By Madeleine

Nov. 20, 2017, 12:04 p.m.(8/14/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Daemon

Should she be chosen by the the Faith, she could become Mother Thena if ascended to Legate someday. So it's always possible. Just not a physical mother, alas. Our devotion must be to all our children in the Faith equally.

I could keep my nose out of this delightfully silly correspondence without adding my two silvers but I find it's more fun to meddle, my dears.

Written By Daemon

Nov. 20, 2017, 12:01 p.m.(8/14/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Thena

I'm well-aware commander, but it does not detract from the sentiment I'd say!

Little Thenas running all about the city. That'd be a sight to see if you ask me.

Written By Armand

Nov. 20, 2017, 11:53 a.m.(8/14/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Daemon

You see, when a disciple loves the Gods very very much...

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