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Written By Anze

March 19, 2017, 1:31 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Calypso

Put on my steel again. There is a new addition this time though. Something tucked in the armor between my chest and the steel. Its a good reminder to keep around.

Written By Eleyna

March 19, 2017, 1:31 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Do you know how difficult it is to try to come up with the right shade of cosmetics to attempt to cover-up a black eye for someone who has a complexion many, many shades darker than yours?

It's damned difficult.

You owe me, Luca.

Written By Anze

March 19, 2017, 1:30 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Feels good to put on armor again. It used to be a daily ritual, wearing nothing but normal clothing for these last few months has been so ODD. Steel breastplate once more, it just feels right.

Written By Luca

March 19, 2017, 12:37 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Reese

Just...wow.

Written By Dulcinea

March 19, 2017, 12:18 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Dear Me,

After careful consideration (which lasted mere minutes, of course, as you know I cogitate at stupendous speed), I have decided to join the defence of the city walls.

Without good armor (Ansel, where are you when I need to borrow ridiculous sums of money? I love you, but really, how inconvenient) I am ill-suited to join the front. Everyone of importance (save Duke Gabriel, of course) will be on the ground. The Duke has an entire city to attend; anyone else who tries to chase me off shall be duly chastened by my title and that of my father.

It's good to be me.

Ta, then! Off to war!

Militantly,

Me

Written By Edelma

March 19, 2017, 12:17 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Since coming to the city I've learned a few things, First, Cirroch has not been seen around too terribly much since he's come to the city, luckily Lady Khanne has offered to help me if she can, for which I am grateful. Second, armor is pretty spendy and I should've kept the armor I borrowed from the Giant's reach armory, as Cirroch didnt have any brought down. Lastly, Arx is apparently a big city with a small town feel at heart, everyone seems to know almost everyone. This came to be when I seen Prince Luca come walking through the market with a black eye and later in The Spirits met up with the man who had done it. Apparently they were friends, even with the difference in social standing. One must be careful what one does in this city or it will probably be known throughout later.

Written By Dulcinea

March 19, 2017, 12:06 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Haati

Dear Me,

Upon the occasion of meeting Lord Artorius and Sir Mathias, I also met a man called Haati... who keeps weasels as friends.

Friends, not pets, he called them... which was dear in somewhat soft-headed way.

Oh, also I am told they're ferrets, not weasels, but the difference seems academic as it is indiscernible. Perhaps their disposition. They seemed quite friendly.

I wonder if he means to take them to war. They could bite the Bringers' ankles. Perhaps frighten horses.

Do Bringers have horses? Oh, gods, I pray not. What a terrible thing to befall a horse.

I think I'll go give Dragon a good grooming and some steaming oats with apples.

Fondly,

Me

Written By Edelma

March 19, 2017, 12:05 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Esoka

Another female Sword, Esoka is built like a brick crapper. She seems to be pretty good natured, but I think if you made her mad then it could be a whole different story. Met her at the Spirits one day, whereupon she told me a story of 14 year old Ferrando's pet name for his... fun sword, 'Killer Whale'. We both thought it was quite hilarious.

Written By Edelma

March 19, 2017, 11:57 a.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Ferrando

For some reason this bouncer came to The Spirits to show off his skills of sausage swallowing to the locals, and I happened to be there. Ok, perhaps that wasn't exactly true, he ordered a venison sausage, I told the bartender southern boys can handle a big sausage, so he got a big sausage. Either way, this bouncer was pretty entertaining and kept the conversation going. Ive decided to call him Spider Man because he carries a spider around, but he might prefer to be called Killer whale for other reasons.

Written By Octavia

March 19, 2017, 11:51 a.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

I met with Prince Laric this morning about my aspiration to serve as a magistrate for Arx. It was a nervous meeting, though I am sure I conducted myself correctly.

I have no question that he supports my bid for the position. He put increasingly difficult situations in front of me, and I answered them the way my years of expertise have led me to answer. The last scenario had a ring of truth to it: he has sat in the chair in that position, and he knows how difficult the answer is. My answer, I believe, matches what his decision was. I believe that he supported me before that point, and his question was not just to see my knowledge and perception of the matter... it was seeking validation. He still questions the decision he made.

He shouldn't.

Written By Octavia

March 19, 2017, 11:47 a.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Laric

I see through you, Prince, no matter how much you wanted to hide it. More than an answer, you sought validation - an indication that you made the right choice.

You made the only choice.

Written By Dulcinea

March 19, 2017, 11:46 a.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Mathias

Dear Me,

Today I met common man who is also a knight -- a juxtaposition I like rather well. The meeting was brief, but he seemed full of vim and vigor and good spirits. I do wish more people were like him. Those with swords, especially. It's an admirable quality to approach one's work with a positive attitude.

Not sweaty arrogance, mind you, but a firm sense of purpose.

Huzzah to him. I do hope he returns unscathed, or at least makes a good show of dying.

Thoughts on war are simply enervating.

I require a nap.

Warmest Regards,

Me

Written By Max

March 19, 2017, 11:08 a.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

People wrote some shit.
Poems and insults come fast.
White journals are fun.

Written By Leola

March 19, 2017, 11:03 a.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Southport Square is so quiet now.

The Saik and the Malvici have marched off to war. Due to one thing and another, I have been forbidden to march with them; so I remain in Saik Tower, tending the horses unfit for battle and the messenger birds they did not take. I've practised my archery in the square, and while it's good, I really need to be taught further in how to use the Seed.

I keep think I hear voices. I never knew you could feel alone in the city this way. I read the family histories, I still busy myself about town, and I try to prepare. The Lodge has been riding out often, and I with them, preparing for the siege, and now even before the armies arrive, I feel as though a noose is tightening around me, tugging my hands in and restricting my grasp.

I have faith. I have faith in Petrichor, the Forest King, the Stag Lord, and his message of Dominion. We have a duty to this world, for we reside as guests within it, until our time comes. I have faith in the Triad of Creation, the land, seas and skies of Arvum. All things are held within, from the changeable paths of Lagoma to the nurturing breath of Mangata and the sustaining hand of Petrichor. I have faith in the Pantheon, that together all is possible and the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. I trust in my lords and ladies, and their judgement, and I hope they return safe, unharmed.

I hope I am here to greet them when they do.

Written By Asger

March 19, 2017, 11:02 a.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

The inevitable siege grows closer, my nerves sing with the song that all warriors face before going into battle. This is the loudest the song has ever been, though contrary to how the first time I heard the song as a boy I was nervous, today I find myself excited, far more then I ought to be.

Written By Cassius

March 19, 2017, 10:47 a.m.(2/13/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Mathias

I hear our newest Knight of Solace has won a tournament. I am certainly happy to see such combat prowess amongst the Knights.

Ours is the victory, hers is the glory.

Duke Cassius Pravus, KoS

Written By Reese

March 19, 2017, 10:43 a.m.(2/13/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Ainsley

I visited Prince Ainsley. His room is a few doors from mine, but he hasn't been leaving it very often if at all and so I went to his room.

He is in deep mourning for the loss of his beloved and for what his loved has suffered though.

I will not go into the details of what happened in the journals, because one day Ainsley will recover enough to read journals again and it might pain him.

But he is loved, by all his Grayson family and Alejandro and all his many friends and by the Iron Guard. We all are praying to the gods that he will pull through and be with us again.

Written By Armel

March 19, 2017, 10:33 a.m.(2/13/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Mathias

I hear my newest recruit won the Golden Hart Tournament, and with flying colors, while flying /our/ colors! Well, couldn't make an aging knight happier there, you damn project from the Lowers. You did us proud, and will continue to do so, I imagine.

Now use the prestige to get your ass into the Champions and earn a proper paycheck so you can spruce up your gear, I hate continuing to have to pay for it.

Written By Cicero

March 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m.(2/13/1006 AR)

A gift unbidden
Try to tame that tangled mess
More effort called for.

Written By Armel

March 19, 2017, 10:06 a.m.(2/13/1006 AR)

War.

Never does anyone who has seen a real battlefield yearn to see another, but here we are. Not because we desire it, but because it is /necessary/. Necessary to fight, and die, and slay men by the thousands, because our faith demands it. Common sense demands it. The Gods demand it. And survival demands it.

Keep this fact close to your chest, those who are left behind in Arx. That this...All of this? It is necessary for all to do their part, including those who will not return. There will be many of those, perhaps including me. That too, might be necessary.

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