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Written By Roxana

June 19, 2018, 12:07 p.m.(1/16/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Eirene

"When in doubt, blame your sibling" she says.

I love you.

Written By Quenia

June 19, 2018, 10:33 a.m.(1/16/1009 AR)

I attempted to attend the Valardin Snow Games last night. I figured watching a bit of fun, since I wasn't fealty, would be a good way to get my mind off of things. I had a splendid time talking to Marquessa Simone Greenmarch and Marquis Marius Greenmarch, but it wasn't before long that I was overcome with emotion and had to leave. Not because of either of them, but because I was recalling my time at Lucita's wedding and when I started a snowball fight with Princess Valencia and Aurelian.

I couldn't stay. I admit, with no shame, that I alternate between a varying number of emotions - which might sometimes end in tears.

I know, in time, I will start to feel better, but I would that it'd come sooner than later.

Think if I partake in a bit more reckless abandon that it wold speed that along?

Written By Eirene

June 19, 2018, 10:12 a.m.(1/16/1009 AR)

Wisdom I leave to my children:

Don't ever get into an argument or discussion via people's White Journals. Just roll your eyes at their stupidity and leave it for future generations to roll their eyes at.

Weapons are your friends as long as you hold them the right way. People, on the other hand, it doesn't matter how you hold them - you might still get hurt. The less you hold on to them the better your chances are that won't happen.

When in doubt, blame your sibling. Even if it's out of character for them, it's expected of you.

Written By Sina

June 19, 2018, 10:11 a.m.(1/16/1009 AR)

Today I've decided to visit the Shrine of Gild as I continue my tour of the shrines and holy places within the city. So far, I have visited the Shrine of Mangata, and her altar and statue on the beach, the Shrine of the Lost, and the Shrine of the Queen of Endings. It is a very small start, and I have much further to go, but I am determined to visit each and every one, that I might learn more about the Gods and pray.

So, on to Gild. Goddess of wayward travelers and pilgrims, Goddess of charity, Goddess of good fortune and prosperity. And so I go to pray.

Written By Kritr

June 19, 2018, 8:54 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

Our Lodge has been built here in the city along the area known as the Shaman walk. There are even walls inside and a stool to sit on for guests. It is a house, but not yet a Home. Hopefully with time it will become one.

Written By Archeron

June 19, 2018, 6:46 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Fredrik

It is easy to only think of our losses. The cousins I played with, a father who grows fainter in my memory each year, servants who cared for us, and a home I could not return to for 12 years, a name I could not claim. Yet, we should remember how others suffered, on both sides. The Redtydes fell early, because they held true to their oaths. It seems cruel that your reward for that is more loss now, even as the last of your house. I suppose news that some forswore the Compact, would rather live outside of it than under Donrai, it does mean there may be some of your relatives who might return to the compact now things have changed. Though, I am surprised the intensity with which grudges can be held for all these years - Reveka and her hunt for justice seems so futile now.

You know if we can help, we will. You honoured your oaths, we have always honoured ours.

Written By Valencia

June 19, 2018, 3:53 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

We had the joyous occasion of hosting our twentieth Sip n'Spar event at the Hart the other night. In celebration, we had a special prize draw for those who attended for a truly stunning emerald and gold ring created by the very talented Master Asher Grayhope.

As always, it was a wonderful event and we couldn't be more happy. And now, as promised, with the greatest of pleasure, I would like to announce the winners of the Golden Hart's Sip n'Spar XX event. Please join me in congratulating:

Match One: Prince Barric of Grayson
Match Two: Princess Sorrel of Thrax
Match Three: Prince Barric of Grayson
Match Four: Lady Ariella of Igniseri
Prize Draw: Lady Octavia of Kennex

Once again, a heartfelt hank you again to one and all who bring their talents both in and out of the ring, good company, generous spirit and smiling faces to this and all our Hart events. And, special thanks to Master Asher for his kind generosity in sharing his incredible talents with us.

I have said this before and will say again that we are so very lucky to have all of you in our Hart.

Thank you again to everyone who has joined us, been a supporter and avid patron. Wishing you light, luck and love!

~~~~<~<@

(ooc: Please see https://bit.ly/2GWWMqx for our list of Hart event winners. Again, thank you to everyone for making these events so much fun! <3)

Written By Katarina

June 19, 2018, 2:12 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

I'm pleased to hear that so many people seem to have enjoyed the Warsnow Games. The event was such a fun and exciting thing to plan that I'm genuinely considering doing it again next year. If I don't, I fear Terese will REALLY try to brag about being Champion of the Snows until the end of time at every opportunity. I can't have that. She'd drive me crazy.

Speaking of, I am nothing if not a honorable woman of my word. I will not retaliate against Princess Terese Valardin for the next forty-eight hours no matter what sort of pranks she comes up with to annoy me. I will not have all her furniture replaced with garishly bright pink furniture for forty-eight hours...


... Gods, help me. How am I going to make it that long? She's going to do something terrible. I just know it.

Written By Snow

June 19, 2018, 1:03 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

Today I will go out and start the hunt for the berries and the flowers needed to work on the first perfumes I will need to sell. I hope the people here will enjoy them, for I do not know if I am as prepared as others.

Written By Snow

June 19, 2018, 1:01 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Appolonia

It is always a wonder to me how many of the people here seem invested in me with such little they know me. But I think it is helping me form friends. It is with joy that I tell the scribes this, knowing that someone will read it. When I had prayed I had ask for guidance, and a way to find my way in this strange city with it's strange customs and it's many peoples. And I have been given opportunity, and Things to think about and people who are interested in not only giving me instruction on the gods, but also to leave me to choose what it is that I think about them. Thank you Lady of the house I cannot remember, with the long name and all your patience with me, and hopefully friendship will be found.

Written By Alejandro

June 19, 2018, 12:35 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Calista

I have known Duchess Calista since before I can even remember. We were raised together, grew up together, endured together, and came to Arx together a few years back. I have watched her grow and come into her own and now she rules Tor. It's strange but also fitting. I serve her and I would desire nothing else for my life's path.

Written By Monique

June 19, 2018, 12:34 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

A fantastic job done by Princess Katarina this evening! The snow war was a rousing success and my teammates led us to a glorious victory! (Hah! Cullen! Take that!) The Archlector Etienne must have blessed our ice castle because it stood against the other teams. Princess Terese was a fierce leader! But it was Princess Astraea who truly won the day for us. She was a fierce snow maiden!

And then Jamie arrived. Sigh. I don't know that I've ever been so glad to see anyone. /No one/ else may call me Spark, for the record. Not unless they want to face certain doom. His arrival was the sign I was waiting for, I think.

Written By Seth

June 19, 2018, 12:23 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

A splendid time was had out in the snow at the Valardin snowfort competition and it was all thanks to Princess Katarina and Princess Alis. It was an honor to join forces with Princesses Astraea and Terese, Lady Monique and Archlector Etienne. Then there was Sir Neb. It was a hard fought victory for our competition was fierce.

Though I'm sure if I sent a missive to my father about the victory, the Chillhearted would merely say that playing in snow is far different from war. And I'm sure that he's right, like always.

Written By Simone

June 19, 2018, 12:22 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

The warsnow events were fun! Congratulations to the Bees Knees for winning. And the evening was topped off with the return of Jamie which made me very happy. It was all in all a very pleasant day.

Written By Etienne

June 18, 2018, 11:50 p.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

A splendid Warsnow games,snow-bound fun and excitement, and a stunning victory despite my limited contributions. It was a truly remarkable experience. I can't give enough credit to my teammates including the exceptional efforts of Princess Astraea!

Written By Lisebet

June 18, 2018, 11:47 p.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

Today was the Valardin warsnow games. I ended up on a team with Lord Cullen, Prince Ectorion, Princess Katarina, and Lady Signe. We fought valiantly, but our snow fort ended up looking like cheese with many holes in it. Tasty as a cheese, but alas, not so good as a snow fort. Next time! Congratulations to the Bees Knees, winning team, all the competitors. I had a lot of fun. And now to the baths, before I shiver into a million pieces from the cold.

Written By Eithne

June 18, 2018, 11:20 p.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

I have so many things to be thankful for this new year. We survived our first year as parents. Carson is officially a year old and while I miss her infancy in hindsight, watching her become an independent person in her own right is amazing. She walks (toddles) and she talks (blah blah blah dada, of course), and she knows what she likes and doesn't like.

Ferrando always makes me laugh. There is truly never a dull moment between us. I suppose that is what happens when one gets to spend their free time with the person they consider their best friend.

Then there's Aurora. I am beyond proud of her. She shared some news with me recently and our conversation easily rolled into something profane and hysterical. Can't share things like that with just anyone.

Most recently, my work. Metal craft has been my life. It's in my blood. It's always been a dream of mine to say I am a legend in my field. I can finally say that dream has come true. It wouldn't have been possible to achieve this near impossible goal were it not for my clients who have been loyal and encouraging over the years. They've watched me grow and struggle, they saw me pour blood, sweat, and tears into their armor, knowing I wouldn't give them anything less than excellent work because their safety is paramount. I am thankful and humbled. This LEGENDARY feat is for you.

Written By Fredrik

June 18, 2018, 10:56 p.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

From: Desk of Lord Fredrik RedTyde
Subject: unfortunate choices

In my many years of trying to restore my family name and survive to do it, I have many times been dismayed, but this...This may take the top.

I have recently learned that about half of what was once RedTyde lands is in the hands of a Thraxian County under Kennex, which is enough for pause. Obviously, I would never make a move against a legitimate noble family or their holdings under most circumstances, but the fact they hold my ancestral halls as part of their lands makes is cause for...Well as I said, a pause and a bit of the drink. Because of course, they won it by conquest, and Thraxian decree of long ago.

That is not excellent. I have also learned that half of my former lands are Abandoned. Even worse, they are Abandoned who were formally distant relatives of mine, who have gone feral and left the compact to wage a war against the local Kennex county. Not an overly large war, skirmishes and the like, but unfortunately for the county, enough that half my former lands belong to nobody. So to take back that which is mine, I will have to kill, or make bow, former relatives of a sort.

This calls for a drink. Or several. No more planning tonight.

Written By Appolonia

June 18, 2018, 10:14 p.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

Today I met a soldier, a princess, a Whisper, a knight, a lost soul, and a lady.

Each of them left me with a piece of their story and more questions than answers. I look forward to seeking out the answers over the coming months. Between my duties to my House, of course.

It is good to be in Arx.

Written By Oriana

June 18, 2018, 9:34 p.m.(1/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Pharamond

For Dodge training, Pharamond, I heartily recommend Grandmaster Caspian. He excels at evasion and the teaching thereof. Though bruises say I still have much to learn.

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