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Written By Sidney

April 21, 2018, 2:53 a.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

I missed everything but the wrapping-up of ceremonies at the open court held today at the Velenosa Estate, though drinking at the Black Fox afterwards has more than made up for that.

In Lenosia I felt I wore the Crownlands unmistakably in my voice and habits. Now, living once again in Arx, I feel very Southern.

I also feel as though mixing whiskey and wine was, perhaps, not the best of ideas.

...not the worst, either.

Written By Jenessa

April 21, 2018, 2:39 a.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

This afternoon I managed to find a bit of time to visit the Menagerie, and it assuredly didn't disappoint. The grounds are simply beautiful and the variety of species available for viewing is astounding. Never before have I seen such exquisite creatures, and the birds in the aviary were so very lovely. I think perhaps it may end up being my favorite location within Arx. Sadly, I wasn't able to explore the Menagerie in its entirety as I had to return to the Chateau. Documents won't read themselves, you know. Ah, but the butterfly garden! I found a love for it immediately. I will certainly go back to thoroughly investigate all the exhibits, hopefully sometime soon.

Written By Saya

April 21, 2018, 2:09 a.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

I dreamt I was in a crowd, marching ever onward. In the dream I couldn't speak. I wanted to scream but my lips would not part, no sound would loose from my throat. I could only move forward. There was no backward, no left, no right. Only forward. No up, no down. Only forward. Forward, forward, forever. Then the crowd stopped, and unwillingly we peeled off a small group. Left now. And then there was a flash of light, and suddenly my paralysis had been lifted.

I dreamt I ran then. Fast and far. I ran until my feet bleed. I had no shoes. I wore only rags. I ran, ran, ran, ran.

Tried to find the shores of the river of my childhood, but could not. I stumbled to the edge of the Gray River. I saw the lights of the city and fled between the gates.

I woke with my feet hurting, and tears upon my face. I cried because even though I walk the banks of the Gray River, it is not my river. This is not my home. I cried because I miss my people but they are gone. Lost to the Silent War. I cried because as welcoming as the Lowers is to me...

I am a Prodigal.

Written By Silas

April 21, 2018, 2:01 a.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Ainsley

You probably just made his week.

You're both great brothers.

Written By Ainsley

April 21, 2018, 12:40 a.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Aiden

I am torn between utter pride and humbleness: Pride for my brother has grown into such a strong man before my eyes, and humbleness to see him excelling in areas that I do not.

Written By Coraline

April 21, 2018, 12:30 a.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Caith

I hope one day Caith will understand. I do not seek danger, I do not seek to cause worry or pain. But I can no more stop fighting then I can stop breathing. Perhaps one day i can prove that I am no fool.

Perhaps one day.

Written By Coraline

April 21, 2018, 12:28 a.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

The Paladins of the East. Who were they? The more I learn the more fascinated I become. And I wonder, what was it like? I can almost imagine standing shoulder to shoulder with brothers and sisters at arms, facing the darkness. Trying to live, trying to protect each other, your sash gaining beauty as the weight of every death is another stone upon your soul. I can almost see it. In my dreams.

Written By Reese

April 21, 2018, 12:12 a.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

I built a watch tower on Seawatch gate. I can look over the forest and boroughs to a degree from there. It is within the cities gates though and I think it will help increase security. Mostly because I am bad ass and will be right there. It can also provide a place for my meetings on Gray Forest patrols. The first floor of the tower makes for a great meeting room. Then I put my huge collection of books on an upper floor. One can read a book, look out over the forest and watch things all at the same time. On the rooftop I have a combat training ring for my combat lessons. It has high walls so that nobody falls off the tower while sparring! I am excited to hold my next meeting there. I am thankful for all those that support the missions into the Gray forest, including my family and the vassal house of Grayson. Also to Princess Ann. She gave me a huge thank you donation for training Duke Asger that helped me fund the tower, no resources were needed from my family which is important as they working hard on recovery right now. Reese

Written By Tabitha

April 21, 2018, 12:05 a.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Silas

Ah, that's so nice! Thank you. It was so good to see you again, and getting to spend time with you all!

And as far as I'm aware, Cabbit is a cat. He does have quite large ears, though. Hmm. Maybe I'll try feeding him some carrots.

Written By Tabitha

April 21, 2018, 12:01 a.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Kenna

You need to place more trust in yourself! You'll do wonderfully, I'm sure.

Written By Felicia

April 20, 2018, 8:26 p.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

A busy week it has been, and more to come. Not just one but a few trips to prepare for, and an unveiling to come. I'm still not satisfied with it, but perhaps I am simply being too critical of the work. Hopefully it will help to serve as inspiration for those to come.

Written By Jonathan

April 20, 2018, 8:08 p.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

My dad always said that once you leave home for any big length of time, you can never really go back.

Damnit dad, couldn't you have been wrong, just this once?

Written By Amari

April 20, 2018, 7:43 p.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

I woke up this morning with no recollection of the day before.

I think it best I avoid strong drink from now on... starting tomorrow.

Written By Kenna

April 20, 2018, 6:05 p.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Silas

I am awed by the trust that my cousin Baron Silas has given me. I only hope that I be a safe place for that trust.

Written By Sameera

April 20, 2018, 4:52 p.m.(8/4/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Cassima

All alcohol is rather crummy.

Written By Niklas

April 20, 2018, 4:35 p.m.(8/3/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Cassima

So you wouldn't say that "rum is not as good as... a quiet evening and a ponderous tome of dry economic theory to read"?

Be honest now!

Written By Sabella

April 20, 2018, 4:13 p.m.(8/3/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Valdemar

You, sir, have wonderful taste! While I do like brandy, mead is better!

Written By Valdemar

April 20, 2018, 3:54 p.m.(8/3/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Cassima

Rum is not as good as...mead. There is another example for you.

Written By Coraline

April 20, 2018, 2:21 p.m.(8/3/1008 AR)

What is it about life that it likes to toss strange moments of chaos from what appears to be order?

One moment I am training as normal, next moment you say a few words and things explode.

I think I need to go hit more things.

Written By Caith

April 20, 2018, 1:19 p.m.(8/3/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Cassima

I prefer a nice red wine myself.

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