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Written By Pietro

Oct. 4, 2016, 12:34 a.m.(10/1/1004 AR)

I'm sure there's no blood at all on the marble.

Today was a pretty good day. Dueled with Duchess Nadia Nightgold. It was a very long match! Vincere tricked me into fighting with one hand behind my back and I almost fell over at one point but I still gave it my all. I feel good about it.

Well, bloody and sore, but good.

The city is glorious and huge and full of new faces and new things to do and there's a menagerie and the training center is big and full of dummies.

I scared Lady Cara half to death. I feel badly about that.

Written By Joscelin

Oct. 3, 2016, 11:59 p.m.(10/1/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Myrinda

I may be a little in love with Myrinda Grayhope, Aureth Grayhope's wonderful mother.

Of course, I've been saying that for -years-.

It's still true. What a fine woman she is.

Written By Joscelin

Oct. 3, 2016, 11:33 p.m.(9/28/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Gareth

Who doesn't love kittens? -Honestly-, no one has it in for the fluffy darlings more than the Prince Inquisitor.

...don't look at me like that. I'm completely serious. I wouldn't lie about something as important as this.

Did you write it down? Prince Gareth Grayson -adores- kittens. He will tickle kitten bellies all day.

He will even -smile-.

Just ask him. I left a whole basket of the fluffiest kittens I could find on his desk this morning. Some people like flowers as a way of apology, others weapons, still more like books.

If you want to appease Gareth, just give him a bouquet of live kittens.

Written By Sina

Oct. 3, 2016, 10:01 p.m.(9/28/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Rook

Master Rook, resident of the Whisper House and under the thumb of the Grayson family, is a charming man. The first of several lessons went well, teaching him the simplest of Thraxian court dances - I'm sure he'll learn many more in the future, not that we're the most spectacular showing of dancing prowess in the Compact.

His face is pleasant to look at, as well.

Written By Jarek

Oct. 3, 2016, 9:37 p.m.(9/28/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Jaenelle

Cousin through marriage.

Written By Joscelin

Oct. 3, 2016, 4:33 p.m.(9/28/1004 AR)

Forgiveness is difficult. But when it is given and taken, it can be as relieving as sleep, or an embrace.

I am grateful.

Written By Cicero

Oct. 3, 2016, 3:24 p.m.(9/27/1004 AR)

Breakfast among roses
Tea, Wine, Breakfast. How much trust?
I took the first sip.

Written By Joscelin

Oct. 3, 2016, 11:26 a.m.(9/27/1004 AR)

I'll write more later.

For now, I'll only say this:

Why. Why must you be so wonderful in the beginning? To kiss you is to brush the edges of heaven's breath. And you burn in me, sweetly, reminding me of days long passed, when I was loved completely and whole.

But in the end it always turns out the same. I let you run through me, take over, hijack even my most basic of functions.

And I know like a fool, I will find you in the most unusual places and be unable to resist.

Curry. You beautiful, horrible, cruel mistress. Never again.

I mean it this time. I can't in this moment even remember what I loved about you to begin with. All there is, is fire and pain. Cruel bitch.

On a serious note, Prince Mason is lovely, as is Princess Lou. I wouldn't mind speaking to them again in the future.

Written By Silas

Oct. 3, 2016, 3:26 a.m.(9/26/1004 AR)

I forgot to comment on Prince Edain's leadership competition.

I didn't do as well as I'd like, but the field of competitors was impressive. Both Lady Dawn and I attempted to best the high scores - or at least tie them - and we both fell short. But why not make the attempt if there's no risk involved? Go big or go home, I say!

It was an innovative idea, I think. The amount of work Prince Edain and his attendants put into the obstacle course was not trifling; I almost wished I could make better use of it.

Written By Darren

Oct. 3, 2016, 12:28 a.m.(9/26/1004 AR)

The command contest hosted by Prince Edain was an interesting event. As with all things, I threw myself into the competition - I didn't just tell my men what to do like some of the other competitors; I followed them into battle (or the obstacles in this case) as a true leader does. It started a trend, and while I was not the winner, I competed well. And I was quite proud to see Duchess Nadia do so well - she made the House proud.

Written By Gareth

Oct. 3, 2016, 12:04 a.m.(9/26/1004 AR)

Tonight Prince Inquisitor Gareth will no doubt will himself to sleep in a cold and empty bed, or perhaps hanging from a rod in his closet, no one can be sure. Though I imagine a smile on his face while he thinks about the molten lava that should be flowing in the next few hours, from the hot vent known as Silas's rump. Gareth won't be the only one limping tomorrow.

Written By Silas

Oct. 2, 2016, 11:25 p.m.(9/25/1004 AR)

The Redrain ritual was... -different-, than what I'm used to observing when it comes to religious services. Normally we just make a few prayers and bow our head in reverence; certainly no gyrating dances or blood-drinking involved. I have my theories on what occurred but I think I will keep them to myself for the time being.

Prince Mason's gathering at the Grayson Manor as more of a conversation than epic tale-spinning, but he introduced us to some spicy foods from his homeland. The Prince Inquisitor has informed me of it's unpleasant aftermath, however, and I must confess I do not look forward to it...

Written By Cara

Oct. 2, 2016, 11:07 p.m.(9/25/1004 AR)

I had not thought to travel -- adventure being something I find more between the pages of a book than far afield -- but I must admit, the stories of Prince Mason's homeland are most intriguing. Perhaps someday I will travel beyond the borders of the Compact and see the wide world for myself.

Written By Freja

Oct. 2, 2016, 10:59 p.m.(9/25/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Nadia

When I first arrived in Arx, I very much wanted to be her friend. She had the fashion, the social 'sparkle', and a certain way about her. I have no doubt she still has it, but I think she aims for the mark and ends somewhere up in the far left. I do not think the realizes what she does or says half the time, whether it is insulting or not taken the way she intends. I don't want to blame it on her own tragedies, but at a certain point you have to gird your loins and get on with it. There are two sides so far to her and I like her when she is on the one, the other I can do without.

Written By Dawn

Oct. 2, 2016, 10:56 p.m.(9/25/1004 AR)

It will be nice to have a full wardrobe to select from again. Mine, apparently, was full only of horror.

I can't say I found that adjective to be either diplomatic or charming but I'm told the end result will be impressive enough to make up for it.

Written By Calista

Oct. 2, 2016, 10:46 p.m.(9/25/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Leo

My beloved brother is someone I love more than life itself. While we have many (many) cousins, we are all we have left of our line. Yes it is true I enjoy antagonizing him but what are little sisters for if not for being that delectable thorn in their older brothers' sides?

All kidding aside, Leo has always been a chivalrous and honorable man. They are the qualities I admire most about him, but let's not tell him this right away. I have a reputation to uphold after all.

Written By Darren

Oct. 2, 2016, 10:46 p.m.(9/25/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Mason

Prince Mason is a colourfully dressed man with a name I will never be able to pronounce. We shared a few drinks and some stories of his land, which sound very interesting and exotic. He seems like he'll make a great drinking companion.

Written By Rook

Oct. 2, 2016, 10:45 p.m.(9/25/1004 AR)

I have been hard at work in making progress for a client's wardrobe. It is an absolute horror, I tell you. I have stolen away three outfits from their collection and taken the appropriate measures.

Two were recycled and what little remaining cloth we retrieved has been traded for a substitute. The third and final has been adjusted so we might tidy it somewhat to be presentable once again.

I cannot associate with badly dressed individuals, after all. It would not only be seen as a slight that I didn't raise the issue but it would utterly destroy my peace of mind.

Written By Acacia

Oct. 2, 2016, 10:37 p.m.(9/25/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Ianthe

For the vast number of times that I've run into Mistress Ianthe, I know decidedly little about her. But she has a sense of humor, she's remarkably close with Mistress Joscelin and she has more mischief and curiosity than is probably healthy for anyone. She strikes me as the kind of woman that you could potentially steer into some fun, and unknown, direction if you wanted to see entertainment ensue.

Written By Rook

Oct. 2, 2016, 10:35 p.m.(9/25/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Mason

Prince Mason has offered to take audience with me should I wish to continue practicing my Eurusi. This is, after all, an invaluable opportunity. I shall certainly take him up on it.

I've come a long way from using the language as a petty trick for my clients who wish to be spoken to in an exotic tongue. I've come even further than mistakenly calling a noble lady a "crumpet".

Practice makes perfect.

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