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Written By Darren

Oct. 9, 2016, 1:59 p.m.(10/17/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Drea

Mother bear, I'm glad you're here. Through all the tragedy and grief, we'll be stronger together.

Written By Darren

Oct. 9, 2016, 1:56 p.m.(10/17/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Freja

What can I say about my cousin Freja? Back in Farhaven, we'd tear up the occasional tavern in revelry. I assumed that'd be the way of things here in Arx - it's how things initially started, at least, with run-ins at the Spirits and not much else.

But all relationships evolve eventually, and mine with Freja is no exception to the rule. She's a good woman, and I'm proud to call her an actual friend now, and confidant as well.

Written By Augustus

Oct. 9, 2016, 11:35 a.m.(10/17/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Hammar

Dawn apparently has found herself a champion in this behemoth of a man.

I had the privilege of seeing him trounce Prince Dagon in the training centre... but that was hardly a surprise. The man is as tall as a watchtower and twice as broad. And he has a giant hammer.

Quite an appropriate name, that.

Written By Edain

Oct. 9, 2016, 9:21 a.m.(10/17/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Aldwin

I finally got a chance to sit and talk with Archscholar Aldwin, and already feel wiser for the experience. I cannot deny that this is a little childish, but there is a calm and honor to the man. After talking to him you are left with a sense that no matter how dark things are, we will endure, and history will carry on. We are richer for his service and that of the Scholars of Vellichor.

Written By Edain

Oct. 9, 2016, 9:02 a.m.(10/17/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Audric

He's young to be leading his own mercenary company, but it is a testament to his talent. Sellsword leadership usually belongs to the veteran's largely, but it is impressive to see him forging his own way.

Written By Ianthe

Oct. 9, 2016, 8:37 a.m.(10/17/1004 AR)

While I felt out of my element, especially in the company that I was in, I enjoyed seeing Joscelin enjoying herself with her fellow crafters. Her talents, and the talents of all those gathered, deserve to be recognized.

Written By Victus

Oct. 9, 2016, 8:26 a.m.(10/17/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Yasmine

I never really figured out where the Ravashari fit in the scheme of things on the mainland. Not many of her sort back home, or at all really. I suspect those who set foot on the Isles soon find themselves in thralldom.

What use is there for a bunch of traveling no-gooders? None that I can see.

Still not sure about the dancing, either. A damn lot of hip wriggling.

Written By Isabeau

Oct. 9, 2016, 3 a.m.(10/16/1004 AR)

To ease my distraction, I've had a pair of new gowns commissioned for Sophie and I. I have no doubt my younger sister may think the choice of fit is a tad adventurous, but we need more of that in our lives. What truly troubles me is the loss of so many of my family and people two years ago. It seems to be a dark pall that hangs over our family and the more we learn, the greater the mystery deepens. How much was truly lost in the Reckoning?

Written By Joscelin

Oct. 9, 2016, 2:42 a.m.(10/16/1004 AR)

I finally finished the favors for the gala. Yes, at the wee hours of the morning.

Thankfully, Messere Belardi's healing ointments work wonders, and you can bet I'm coating my fingers before I sleep. Hopefully it won't be so noticable come the evening, and if that's the case, I'll just wear gloves.

Written By Viktarkim

Oct. 9, 2016, 12:41 a.m.(10/16/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Nadia

Redrain Duchess of Southdeep. A woman to turn a man's eye, but also a clever one. Maybe too clever. One to be wary of.

Written By Sophie

Oct. 9, 2016, 12:03 a.m.(10/15/1004 AR)

All praise to Lady Dawn Grayson and the talented artists who were celebrated at the Crafters Fete she arranged in their honor. May Jayus be pleased. I regret that I did not seize the opportunity to converse with most of those assembled. Alas, I was utterly absorbed in a conversation involving dancing bears. At the very least, I shall endeavor to seek out Goodwoman Ida Ferron to convey my well wishes.

Written By Morrighan

Oct. 8, 2016, 11:12 p.m.(10/15/1004 AR)

I should have started drinking a hell of a lot earlier before I went to the Fete - I don't know how the nobles manage that kind of stuff all the time. Typically I don't attend social events and the like, mostly for the simple fact I don't do well with large crowds of people. However, considering I missed the last gathering Lady Dawn hosted for us Crafters, I told myself I would go. It took a lot of telling myself to get my feet moving in that direction, but I managed. Truth be told, it wasn't as bad as I thought - I was sequestered away in my own space with at least one familiar person who I had the joy of picking at over a choking hazard. You know who you are, and you're not living that down for a while. I might consider attempting another gathering again - depending on what it is and who I can expect to be present. Lady Dawn really outdid herself, and it shows that she put great thought and care into the planning, she really is an admirable woman. I'm rather glad that I went, it was a lot of fun.

Written By Ida

Oct. 8, 2016, 11 p.m.(10/15/1004 AR)

Mistress Myrinda Grayhope is someone I've heard about since first coming to Arx, really. Much like grand dinners, I'm hardly one to fret much over my wardrobe. Of course I've an eye for color, or I imagine I must as most seem pleased with my crafts, but when it comes for things for myself, eh. I seem to lack such skill for my own things. Seeing her at the fete reminded me that I left both of my best dresses when I left the hamlet near Sanctum and likely could use her services. She is reputed to be blunt, honest, and good with fashion, which is exactly what I need.

Written By Darren

Oct. 8, 2016, 10:47 p.m.(10/15/1004 AR)

The Crafter's Fete put on by Lady Dawn was certainly an interesting affair. I didn't know what to expect, but I was damn proud to see one of my own up there on the dias - Mistress Morrighan. That girl has talent, and she deserves the honor tonight.

I'll have to ask Dawn where she found those acrobats though. I need a few of them in the Great Hall, bending into shapes of bears all day and night.

Written By Ida

Oct. 8, 2016, 10:43 p.m.(10/15/1004 AR)

Firstly, I am not one for dinner types of social gatherings. That Lady Dawn arranged such a thing for the crafters of the city, and seeing what a wonderful time I had a Market Day, I could hardly /not/ attend. I could not be more glad that I did. For one, everything was beyond imagining. Truly, I was almost overwhelmed with how stunning ever last detail was. The food, the drink...I felt spoiled, to be honest. Those who came out, too, were such honored people to see. Even Prince Edain attended! I could not ask for a finer patron.

The company at our honored table, holy oaths but I can't remember when I laughed so hard! The famed fashion maven, Mistress Myrinda, was in attendance and as refreshingly blunt as I have been lead to believe. Mistress Joscelin and Mistress Morrighan were also there, as well as Sir Silas. I swear I nearly died ten times near-choking with laughter. We half-spoke about perhaps doing dinner gatherings at times ourselves, based on this. I say quite often that Lady Dawn is generous in both word and deed, which I genuinely mean. It was a kindness and one I'll not soon forget.

Written By Joscelin

Oct. 8, 2016, 10:42 p.m.(10/15/1004 AR)

I knew Lady Dawn was planning something but I didn't expect it to be quite so grand. Goodness. She went far and beyond what I thought.

And those that attended ... gracious. Wonderful. Ianthe looked to be enjoying herself, as did my peers, and I am grateful for that. The teasing, the laughter, the inside jokes and comments that will haunt me for -years- ... sigh.

All in all, a Fete well done.

Written By Viktarkim

Oct. 8, 2016, 7:29 p.m.(10/15/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Augustus

Another House Grayson Prince, the Duchess Nadia Nightgold's grandfather. Some realation or another to Lady Dawn. So hard to keep track of nobility. He's a crusty fellow. Not sure what I think of him yet but I'm pretty sure he looks down his nose at me.

Written By Isolde

Oct. 8, 2016, 5:08 p.m.(10/15/1004 AR)

I watch the Graysons play host to all of Arx and can't help but think how -exhausting- that must be. I truly hope they can take the time to relax and simply enjoy the Festival, without the burden of responsibility upon them. Everyone deserves a chance to be entertained, than simply to entertain. I shall have to make this event as epic as possible

Written By Ida

Oct. 8, 2016, 4:14 p.m.(10/15/1004 AR)

Training has been going well, I think. It's been good to divide by time more evenly between pugilism and smithing. Managed a set of armor as requested by Princess Freja, who I'd craft for a thousand times over. The set was well received by its new owner and much as I tend to dislike crafting armor, I came away rather proud of the pieces. The shop emptied, which happens from time to time, so I returned to the forge to make some more hairpins. I need to get up a few swords and daggers, really, but in time.

Written By Dawn

Oct. 8, 2016, 10:14 a.m.(10/14/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Cara

Lady Cara came to us from the Lyceum, honored wife to Lord Addison of Ashford. To my great grief, Lord Addison was one of the many lost among my brother's retinue when he departed the city before his Rest. A widow now, she has remained with us and though I can do nothing but ache with her for what she's lost, I am also grateful that she has decided to stay in Arx. The strengths she brings, her grace, intelligence, and good judgment, are all things which we need on our side in these dark days.

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