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Written By Miranda

Oct. 16, 2018, 11:57 a.m.(10/16/1009 AR)

I am a storm, raging against the ocean.

The ocean is immovable, but the waves crash upon the shore.

Written By Rosalie

Oct. 16, 2018, 11:47 a.m.(10/16/1009 AR)

I've been putting this off, in part because it seems almost as thought discussing what is to be done with my worldly possessions is inviting it to be a necessity. But I suppose I cannot put it off any longer. So here we go.

Last Will and Testament of Lady Rosalie Redtyde

My wedding band and the necklace given to me as a wedding gift by my husband are to revert back to Lord Alexandre Redtyde.
My gowns, shoes, and assorted other small blades and hairpins should be given to my cousin, Mistress Helia Andrasko.
My armor is to go to the Scholars that another might have better luck with them.
The diamondplate scalpel won at raffle shall go to the Physician's Guild, the Marquessa Keaton may choose a more worthy wielder than myself.
All money, resources, and materials within my bank account and on my person shall revert to Redtyde.
Any other possessions I own will revert to my husband to be dealt with as he sees fit.

I wish for my black journals to remain sealed.

Written By Edain

Oct. 16, 2018, 9:33 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Tesha

In the wake of all that has happened I think Lady Tesha deserves recognition. As a voice of Telmar she stepped into a situation of which she had no knowledge of and has done her best to try and make things right with the victim and do what is best for her family. Sometimes someone causes a hurt that can never be fixed and all we can do is find the best path forward.

Man have claimed that the Telmar have covered this up for years hoping that Bliss would go away. Bliss Whisper, by her own admission only came forward about this very recently, and I commend her for doing so. Everard was a terrifying man we have learned and his influence has found ways to extend well past his death. Who knows what allies he still has out there. Coming forward had to be terrifying. However if you believe Everard Telmar could not have hidden this event from his family, you are vastly underestimating him. Do not forget he was aided in this by Addison Ashford (The man that assault Bliss Whisper with him) and he was also quite adept at hiding what he truly was.

Lady Tesha came into all of this blind as a new born babe. I feel she has conducted herself with honor despite being thrust into an impossible situation. It is very easy to say we know the answer or that the answer is simple, but the truth is that none of us can know that until we are thrust into such circumstances. I do not begrudge anyone sharing thier thoughts on this matter, but I ask that we wait to judge until the matter is finally put to rest.

I do wish to thank Lady Tesha for showing the grit that makes me feel pride in my vassals. When your feet where held to the fire you did not flinch.

Written By Lisebet

Oct. 16, 2018, 8:55 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

I am still wondering how beautiful jewellery with jade in it must be. Perhaps I will get a chance to see some.

Written By Archeron

Oct. 16, 2018, 8:15 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Amari

I am not calling you that. Maybe Lady Amari, She Who Is Quite Alright But With Terrible Taste In Socks. Not all of that though.

Written By Josephine

Oct. 16, 2018, 8:08 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

Such a terrible person I am. The subterfuge. But it worked. They will have to work hard. Squabbles a plenty I see. But between them I see the love. So they shall forge their rings themselves under my eye so that they may better understand just what it will take. Reminds me of my aquabbles with my husband and the hours in the forge after, thinking upon my words and his. But that is how it is. It takes hard work to make a successful marriage.

Written By Domonico

Oct. 16, 2018, 7:54 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

If officers desire to have control over their commands, they must remain habitually with them, industriously attend to their instruction and comfort, and in battle lead them well.

Written By Gwenna

Oct. 16, 2018, 7:24 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

Personally, I've been attempting to conjure up a title that makes managing the finances of the Northlands sound less dull. Mother Bear of the Dancing Silvers? Lead Mistress of the Ledgers? Benevolent Balancer of the Books? The search continues.

Written By Lys

Oct. 16, 2018, 3:57 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

I dreamt last night of standing in a field of wild flowers. The sun long set and the night's sky cold above me. No wind, no rain, no stars. Just a bitter chill and frost upon the petals of the flowers. And in the distance I heard a rumbling, and in the sky a spreading of great, great wings glimmering with white plumage.

Written By Marian

Oct. 16, 2018, 2:58 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

Honor. It's at the foundation of our society. It is a mantle to be worn proudly when it safeguards our people. When it pushes us to be better. To pay homage to the gods with our deeds.

I don't believe that it should be used as a weapon. Nor should one's hubris be able to use it as a shield against wrongdoing. You do yourself a great disservice and rightfully deserve any mockery that follows. These actions do not pay proper observance to our gods.

Sometimes admitting ones faults can defuse a volatile situation. It's sometimes better to admit rather than bury a past wrong. The gods give us opportunities to seek redemption when we falter. Whenever possible we should seek restitution when in the wrong.

Honor is difficult to defend under the court of public opinion, who seeks to name a villain and a victim. Life I'm afraid is rarely that simple. Rarely do our tales unfold in such black and white terms. It is far too easy to slip between the lines in our quest for justice.

There are cases where keeping ones counsel might be the best course of action. Especially when it's not your own in crisis. When your words might stir the flames.

War may be coming to our people again. Some of us may pass in the coming days. May I suggest whatever burdens that weigh on your soul be purged. Get your affairs in order. Leave gentle words to those you love.

Written By Sidney

Oct. 16, 2018, 1:38 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

[Samples from a freshly-filed backlog of smudged papers written while abroad]


7/05/1009 AR

I once believed that these cliffs were a wasted opportunity for a beach. Had the sea been a little gentler or more patient, this entire stretch of shoreline might have been a lovely cove -- but instead, the rocks were too steep for me to climb, and too high for me to dive from, and too dangerous for me to play between. (Or so said my aunt.)

Now I see any number of possibilities. This is the perfect terrain, for example, on which to coax new acquaintances into drinking copious amounts of rum with me while the wind blows majestically through our hair.


8/22/1009 AR

A ditty for future diners at the Heath Tavern:

No matter how charming the server
And no matter how potent the brew
The truth of the matter remains that
Seaweed. Isn't. Food.


09/03/1009 AR

There was a wedding today. I was briefly mistaken for a pirate, which is either complimentary or mortifying. I haven't yet decided which.

I was reminded of other weddings, which is never a helpful line of thought.


10/13/1009 AR

A very drunk man just pulled a missive from the leg of his messenger seagull, ponderously studied the text, and announced that -- according to his cousin's very reliable husband in the Arx court -- the Voice of the Whisper House was just made the new Sword of Telmar.

...that can't be right.

Written By Amari

Oct. 16, 2018, 1:24 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Vercyn

I don't care what anyone says, Duke Vercyn has the best beard. It's magnificent.

Written By Amari

Oct. 16, 2018, 1:16 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

So there's Queens of Silver and Empresses of Coin, but I'm simply Minister of Finance? This really won't do at all.

I'll need a new title that while more impressive, still has a humble and staid character that represents well the sober responsibilities of the position. Something that assures others that they're dealing with a capable and experienced official with a suitably keen mind for economics and the discretion and honor required for fair and equitable trade.

Perhaps, something like: Her Most Excellent, Queen Amari, the Peerless Grand Princess of Coin and Supreme Silver Sovereign, Blessed First Treasurer and Holy Golden Arbiter of Trade.

Also, and this was the reason I stopped here initially, I wanted to record the fact that Baron Norwood is the best. If you happen to read this, thank you again for the cake. It really cheered me up.

Written By Coraline

Oct. 16, 2018, 12:49 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

Age and wisdom.

Two things I have thought long on the past few months. I have met, and spoken to many wise people. I have met and spoken to many who thought themselves wise. And I have questioned how wisdom is obtained.

Wisdom is a journey and I have come to realize that age does not denote wisdom. Experience is a tool, a thing that can be used to gain wisdom but how you use that tool is what opens the door to success, not guarantee you will step through it.

It is a funny thing the expectations laid upon one who is rather young, and one who is old. The young are expected to throw themselves into trouble with wild abandon, to lack the forethought to think through situations, to be reckless never thinking beyond the action or the moment, the impatience to want it all now. There are times I find myself personifying all of that and yet...and yet it is not the whole of the tale.

Many things are learned in war, many things that words are incapable of describing properly. In many ways one might be no older than they would have been without those experiences, but in other ways it changes you. I wonder, in what ways did it change me? And how have those changes perhaps continued.

I have found that moving away from direct fighting and more into command has been both fulfilling and...there is the desire to be part of it all still. Sending out your people, worrying about them, putting everything into making sure they return safely and successfully. It is a strange amalgam of emotion that I am still coming to understand. But oh how I wish I could be there beside them.

Written By Audric

Oct. 16, 2018, 12:28 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Lys

They were literally on your bed. Not -everything- that you misplace is because of me!

Written By Skye

Oct. 16, 2018, 12:24 a.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Darrow

It gives me great joy to hear that Lord Darrow Darkwater's statue is going to be add soon to the Hall of Heroes.

He helped me on my journey to rebuild Blackshore and I can never repay him for that kindness.

Written By Caspian

Oct. 15, 2018, 11:36 p.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Darrow

Darrow was not my patron for very long, in the grand scheme of things. We were only just beginning to get to know each other when the man died. In fact, I remember the last thing we ever talked about was Abbas after he was denobled, in where I pissed him off; he seemed to think Abbas was not given the respect he deserved.

Since I learned about the effort to get his statue built, I've been working hard towards the effort. And now we are almost there. His bravery inspired me, and I want people to remember him for his bravery.

Written By Jeffeth

Oct. 15, 2018, 11:25 p.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Riagnon

Well said, My Lord. I wish all those who held swords or warpicks viewed it the same as you. Also thank you for the candy that one time.

Written By Lucita

Oct. 15, 2018, 11:10 p.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Karadoc

I'm impressed with the way he is handling Saik finances. Saving and trading writs, negotiating them for silver to help cover barony expenses and atop that he is thoughtful. Such a lovely gift of little dragonfly earrings brightened the day.

Written By Lucita

Oct. 15, 2018, 11:07 p.m.(10/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Neilda

Interesting young woman, Estaban's youngest sister. We moved her into her other sister's room since Arcelia had married out of family and got her set up with armor and a weapon as gifts from Karadoc and myself. We are trying to make her feel welcome, wanted, and wish to make a home with us. Estaban wanted us to watch out for his family. I hope she will be happy here. I love her like another sister, she's family, but hope in time we will become close friends, too.

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