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Written By Barric

Dec. 11, 2016, 12:45 a.m.(5/8/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Sylvie

Lady Sylvie Zaffria seems to be a friendly and charming woman. I met her when she was new to the city and her family's home needed restoration and then again after my return from meeting the elves. Embarrassingly enough I completely forgot her name. I felt terrible. It was a pleasant time spent chatting and perhaps I will see her again some time.

Written By Bethany

Dec. 10, 2016, 9:58 p.m.(5/8/1005 AR)

( From the notes of B. Mercier, Steward: )

* To quote : 'puffy nipples'

(Pardon me.)

Never, ever, ever try the curry unless you have a constitution cast of iron.

Written By Bethany

Dec. 10, 2016, 9:42 p.m.(5/8/1005 AR)

( From the desk of B. Mercier, Steward: )

* Did not expect maple to be the prominent note at a Valardin barbecue. Yet, am not completely surprised.

* Silas. Brought. Cake.

* Leola friendly with - whom? A princess of Valardin. Interesting, yes. Approaching new face, new lady, new name which also is intriguing.

* There are cards and dice. Suddenly wishing to play.

Written By Bethany

Dec. 10, 2016, 9:34 p.m.(5/8/1005 AR)

(From the notes of B. Mercier, Steward:)

* Knight looks overwhelmed with the protection of R. Steadfast silence and possibly very dedicated to his post. Intriguing.

* Valardin manor is very fine - very large and full of grandeur with a distinct warlike quality. Would explain the copious amounts of meat, perhaps.

* Barely heard it through the din, Eurusi accents are very interesting.

* Many people with names beginning with, D. Suspect two of those are siblings.

* With a buffet of food available, there are some that you wouldn't suspect to be the heartiest eaters. They are like hummingbirds, truly.

Written By Valencia

Dec. 10, 2016, 7:24 p.m.(5/8/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Serafine

My beloved, beautiful blood-cousin, oh, how I have missed you and how I delight to be in your company once again. To have made you proud is a joy to me. We must be in each company more often. You remind me to be true to myself and to drink deep of life.

Written By Valencia

Dec. 10, 2016, 7:14 p.m.(5/8/1005 AR)

What a spectacular return to the city and to my beloved families. So happy to see familiar faces and to meet new ones as well.

Such a happy reunion with my cousins-in-law Anze and my darling blood-cousin Serafine, who seems to have a terrible and wonderful influence on me. Oh, how I have missed her.

Happily spoke and drank with all sorts of lovely and interesting people. I cannot wait for more adventures. Such delicious company.

I have also heard about elves and now am determined to meet one myself. One hears so many things about them, but I find a personal experience such a good and often enjoyable teacher.

Also, I truly must be better at accepting invitations and overcome this unusual and rather uncomfortable timidity that seems to have blossomed. Perhaps more time with Anze and Serafine will cure me of that silliness.

Written By Gisele

Dec. 10, 2016, 6:52 p.m.(5/8/1005 AR)

There is good in the world after all. Maybe it's collected shadows the way a shelf will collect dust, hiding the gleam of polish and wood-grain. But it is there. We need only wipe the layers away to see it. To stand.

And yes, maybe to venture out into the world now and then.

How wonderful it can be. Terrible, in places, but wonderful too.

Written By Orazio

Dec. 10, 2016, 6:39 p.m.(5/8/1005 AR)

To the Faithful Reader:

There are times when anyone, of any rank, may feel overwhelmed and unworthy of the tasks the gods have set before them. Or the tasks which they have voluntarily taken on. There is no shame in feeling like this, or so I have told many others in my years of serving the gods. If the trial were easy, the gods would not give it to us.

But these words give me only so much comfort when I am in the shoes of the petitioner and not the priest. My dreams are uneasy, when I have the time to sleep, and the activities I undertake when waking sometimes seem little different in tone or content.

I know that this will pass. I know that the gods have seen this conflict, and the quality of my heart and my soul, and they know that I will either rise through this challenge or I will fall, ever fighting. I know this. I have faith.

But it is not easy, when the darkness presses close on all sides.

Written By Rymarr

Dec. 10, 2016, 6:33 p.m.(5/8/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Kima

The Lioness of Lyceum. The Sword of Southport.

I find it endlessly amusing that one of her titles, whether earned or self-imposed, mirrors the surname of the family which I left behind.

I encountered the Lioness at a meeting within the palace but did not have an opportunity to speak to her until afterward. She is opinionated, seems to possess a playful energy, and gives the impression to others (or at least myself) of being quite carefree.

I've heard gossip of her battle prowess. A true wolf in sheep's clothing it would seem. Yet I find myself eager to encounter her again.

Written By Mason

Dec. 10, 2016, 6:18 p.m.(5/8/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Aislin

She is likely one of my most cherished of friends since I have made my way here to Arx. I consider myself blessed by Ahj'on himself to know such intrepid women like Lou and Aislin. I feel it is people like them that make this world for the better.

Her Eurusi is still terrible it really needs to be worked. Along with her reading of it. I'm not sure how much I'll be able to stand the fact that she sounds more like an injured camel than anything else. Yet, I say that with affection.

I am glad to know her and help her in her journeys.

Written By Aislin

Dec. 10, 2016, 4:54 p.m.(5/7/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Mason

I can only imagine that your decision to write your journals in Eurusi causes no end of headaches to the Censor Librorum, my friend. Still, they could do with the practice; learning another language or three is good for the mind.

Thank you for the drink, and the talk; I always find I have much to think about after our discussions.

Written By Donella

Dec. 10, 2016, 4:14 p.m.(5/7/1005 AR)

إذا كنت لا تمانع في الشراء، ثم، وأنا أشرب معك.

Written By Lark

Dec. 10, 2016, 4:03 p.m.(5/7/1005 AR)

Neither a fearless adventuress nor -- and I say this with the utmost affection -- a fragile narcissist, I often feel very lonely amongst those with whom I share blood ties. What a heavy, gray name we have. Natalia, somehow not nearly the silliest of amongst us, dubs me the most ‘Grayson’ Grayson of us all to tease me for my tragedy airs. Yet, to spend but a little time with any… how did Dawn put it? ‘ to be reminded just how very much alike most of us are.’ I might venture to say not a one believes themselves worthy.

Written By Cara

Dec. 10, 2016, 3:27 p.m.(5/7/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Valkieri

I cannot judge my brother too harshly for his protectiveness, even though at times it is INFURIATING (if you read this, Valkieri, you know what you did) -- it comes from love, and from knowing how fragile our loved ones are. He can be so insufferable, but I love him dearly, and I hope that somehow through all of this he can find some moments of happiness.

Written By Cara

Dec. 10, 2016, 3:26 p.m.(5/7/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Eos

Baron Eos Saik is a kind man, and learned, though I think perhaps wiser in the ways of war than the depths of books as I am myself. But to know him is to understand that he, too, knows grief. I find my conversations with him to be both stimulating and comforting both. (And his lion is charming.) I hope we'll continue to have opportunities to visit with one another, though the gods know we are both beset by full days.

Written By Bethany

Dec. 10, 2016, 3:17 p.m.(5/7/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Bethany

Amend my previous statement to include the following : only until you have considered an alternate plan.

Only then is it allowed.

Otherwise, it is wise to keep an ally than to create a rival.

Written By Hana

Dec. 10, 2016, 3:08 p.m.(5/7/1005 AR)

I feel like maybe I should hang a sign in my shop window: "No blades of black diamondplate-ish metal allowed inside, under any circumstances." or something similiar.

Written By Mason

Dec. 10, 2016, 3:08 p.m.(5/7/1005 AR)

إذا كان أي شخص يمكن قراءة هذا، وسوف يكون أعجب أعلى درجة.

وإذا كنت تستطيع قراءة هذا، ووقف شراء، سأشتري لك

Written By Deva

Dec. 10, 2016, 1:52 p.m.(5/7/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Serafine

She can throw me down into the dirt anytime!

Good luck getting those clothes clean after all... that.

On a more serious note, I feel much more at ease with her at my back. Here's to further adventures.

Written By Sabella

Dec. 10, 2016, 1:50 p.m.(5/7/1005 AR)

The ending to my romantic journey started with someone's desire for me to not be harmed, and has finished with a glorious artwork by Fortunato Grayhope. This was everything that I hoped it could be. Some stories are not meant to go on long, some stories are like the flicker of a candle flame. One gust of wind- and it's out. But I have coveted those strands of smoke, and now I can let them disappear into the night air.

He never answered me. I will remember, and that's all that matters.

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