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Written By Eithne

June 4, 2017, 11:08 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

I don't make it a point to write too many journals. Truth be told, I spend WAY too many hours in the forge but it's completely worth it. I'm not completely oblivious to the news of the world today but I'm just thankful for my own little sanctuary of fire. I've got everything I need, I lead a very simply life. What more does a girl need than metal, a hot guy, and alcohol?

Written By Victus

June 4, 2017, 10:59 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Max

I considered you my friend.

Written By Calypso

June 4, 2017, 10:56 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

There are a number of you, who will remain nameless, who have found humor in making faces at me in long-winded meetings. Faces of boredom, disgust, shock, awe, and any other gesture one might imagine making behind the back of an all too practiced orator on an endless string of information.

To those of you I say... you won't break me. I won't crack. I refuse to smile. Good luck.

Written By Valencia

June 4, 2017, 10:54 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

No word can properly express what I am feeling and thinking. And so, until I find them I shall go on.

I am told this may not be wise, however at the moment I simply have no more words.

~~~~<~<#

Written By Dagon

June 4, 2017, 10:31 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

You blew it up! Ah, damn you!

Well, no, in all truth, I've no idea what happened to the Barony of Blackshore. There was a Thrax Council on the matter of the Baron there, Count Max, and their potential treasonous collusions either with the Gyre or other foul forces. I don't know if I full believe Max a traitor, even if he was obviously an ambitious sort of man. But at the very least, it seems clear someone there was dealing with powers greater than they, and suffered for it.

Needless to say, the destruction of the island made the debate of the meeting mostly moot, save for some matters of succession. The whole thing also reminded me of some of the benefits of not being in charge, as it looked a tedious mess. Up until the explosion part.

Written By Larissa

June 4, 2017, 10:31 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

Duchess Belladonna Pravus and Prince Abbas Thrax just hosted the most darling "Naval Battle" in the Duchess' private pool. Everyone chose teams and manned a small rowboat, it was absolutely darling. What's more, is that the event was able to raise 157,000 silver for the Tragedy Orphanage in the Boroughs. Well done to everyone!!

Written By Leta

June 4, 2017, 10:22 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Ferrando

I'm no sailor, and neither is Master Ferrando, but I suppose we didn't do too poorly for ourselves in the pool. Didn't flip our own boat over and that's a victory. I reckon we could commandeer a row boat and call it a fleet if there's any call for it. I think for being a proper captain I ought to know the names of more sea birds and what the front end and the butt end of a boat is called and other such watery wisdom, but there's time for it.

Also, rum and chocolate doesn't go too poorly together.

Written By Darrow

June 4, 2017, 10:19 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Max

Another one of my family dead.

My cousin, dying and leaving me - how fate laughs at foolish dreams.

I had thought that it couldn't hurt any longer, but I am not so sure I believe that now.

What can we do other than try and keep the sails full.

No tears at our wake.

Written By Tikva

June 4, 2017, 10:05 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Samantha

Marquesa Samantha was of great help to me as my agent in negotiating my marriage alliance with House Grayson, a woman of poise and good sense, who knows when to let her hair down. I'm so glad she was willing to help me out, because it would have been so odd to negotiate on my own behalf as a Voice of my House.

Thank you so much, my lady, for all your help. I consider you a true friend of my heart and always shall.

Written By Tikva

June 4, 2017, 10:03 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Cara

Cara Grayson is a lady of both grace and sensibility, and I am over the moon to be joining her family.

She has reasonable plans for the rearing of her children, and I look forward to seeing how Tiber grows alongside them in the bonds of good fellowship, as the ward of their family.

She delighted me by reaching out to me as a one-day future cousin, and I am so happy to call her friend, and look forward to seeing her darling daughters grow.

Seriously, so cute.

Written By Tikva

June 4, 2017, 10:01 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Laric

I have a wicked plan to hug him once we are family!

Written By Tikva

June 4, 2017, 9:51 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Ainsley

We are getting married in this autumn.

I'm still having a hard time believing it. I have to start figuring out what to write in my vows. Probably not just 'I swear to protect you from your own terribleness.'

Written By Aureth

June 4, 2017, 9:46 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

I predicted that a few weeks would pass, and it would be easy to, again, struggle against the petty irritations and stupidities of the world.

And I was right.

But still: life goes on. Each breath is precious. We continue. We go on.

Some of us go on being stupid. But isn't it refreshing how much energy we have for stupid shit, so near to our salvation?

Praise be to Lagoma for how quickly we adjust to our new normal.

Written By Freja

June 4, 2017, 9:41 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

The only sword my brother has is the one at his hip.

Written By Zhayla

June 4, 2017, 9:31 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Juliet

I wish I could write about Lady Juliet with as much grace and wit as she deserves, but I've never been very good with words. All I can say is this:

She was one of the bravest people I know, and I admired her bravery from the very start. She felt with her whole heart, with a fullness and a ferocity that daunted and inspired me. Every day, I will remember that bravery. Every day, I will strive to meet it.

Written By Fergus

June 4, 2017, 9:26 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

My sister has man-hands.

Written By Cara

June 4, 2017, 9:18 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Juliet

They say we Lycenes are intemperate and bold, that we play with danger and dance with shadows. That's very true of Lady Juliet; she was tremendously complex.

But when she was needed, no matter her terror, she stood and did her best to help save the world.

That's something, no doubt about it.

Her death was horrific and ghastly. I've not seen it, but I've seen the reflection of it in the eyes of those that I love who have seen it. I try not to imagine it myself, but I pray that the Queen grants her rest -- may She be merciful.

Written By Edain

June 4, 2017, 9:05 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

I think there is a certain strength in recognizing your limits. Mine is diplomacy, I think this is battle I will need to leave to other's and just be ready to offer my aid however I can when called.

Written By Eirlys

June 4, 2017, 8:47 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

I am hoping to find some shamans that can help to guide me on my way to becoming a shamaness. Here is hoping that I am able to find this and that I am able to learn what I need to learn. I really look forward to learning all that I need to in order to fulfill my role as a shamaness.

On another note we brought three children back with us from where we went to observe the funeral rites as delegates of Arx. I am hoping that I will able to spend more time with the younger two girls or at least the youngest. I don't want them to feel as if they have no one but themselves. Their brother is thirteen and he is hopefully finding a place here. I know Alis has been helping with the younger siblings and I wish to as well.

Maybe it is just my hope that they do not have to feel as if it is them against the world. I want them to have some kind of family.

Written By Fortunato

June 4, 2017, 8:44 p.m.(8/4/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Juliet

I don't know what to say.

She told me, before she went to meet Brand, that she could try to be the woman who refused to die. None of us quite manage that kind of endurance. Standing just as long as you must is enough, in the end. Live long enough, you'll meet a battle you can't win. Guess you try to win enough to be a legend, and, gods, Juliet wanted to be a legend.

Can't really blame her. She was grasping and greedy and vain, curious, bright, and brave. You are who you are. Reflection demands you know yourself, and I know I'm no better. Certainly more afraid.

She deserved better. Anyone would. Gods.

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