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Written By Cristoph

July 16, 2018, 5:33 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

I was informed today that the mead of House Laurent was talked about in the journals! By an Archlector and one of the Softest Whispers! It warms my heart to hear that others think so fondly of it. Our meadmakers work very hard on our product and all of our ingredients are sourced from the duchy itself. With a few exceptions!

But really, I could write about the mead and honey all day long. Until I made a person cry! In fact, I think the scholar looks bored of it already. I'm so sorry.

Written By Reigna

July 16, 2018, 5:27 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

Thank you, thank you to all of those who have given Keaton their support. Our successes are possible because of the support and community that we have. The Compact is a beautiful, living bond that links us all. As seen in the harder times, when the many come to help the few, or in the hardest of times when we all put aside our arguments and rise to face insurmountable odds with righteous defiance. Our voices might not always be in harmony, but when necessary, they are united.

I could not be prouder to be a member of this glorious union. I could not be more grateful for the friends we have made, the bonds forged by Oath and alliance, friendship and family.

Written By Lumen

July 16, 2018, 5:26 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

In the interest of brokering peace, Whisper House volunteers its services in getting to the bottom of this important sparkling wine confusion. For starters, we'll likely be needing a case of each variant from those involved.

Written By Eirene

July 16, 2018, 4:52 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

More and more I'm convinced there's something in the water supply of this city.

Note: this is a personal opinion and not a professional one. The water is perfectly safe to drink by all accounts, I just prefer alcohol.

Written By Skye

July 16, 2018, 4:35 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Kael

I want to be like you when I grow up cousin. You have achieved something that is truly something to be proud of. While we haven't had dinner together in some time, know that you are in my thoughts daily.

Yes, I did do a double fist pump when I first got the news.

Written By Marian

July 16, 2018, 4:32 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Kael

Marquis Kael Keaton. Hmm, that does have a nice ring. Please accept my well wishes for a well-deserved recognition for you and your wife's hard work.

Written By Berenice

July 16, 2018, 4:25 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

All I know is that I have most _certainly_ been drinking sparkling wine for more than a year. I am quite sure that I've been drinking it from infancy.

Written By Quenia

July 16, 2018, 3:58 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

Speaking of Galas, it seems I have a real, honest to goodness date to the next one. That will be a change. Now I need to simply find someone who can change my seasilk into stuff made of legends. Or, some such.

Are there any tailors out there not already busy with Gala work? I have just the design I want. Assuming you are not daunted by challenging work!

Written By Quenia

July 16, 2018, 3:53 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

When did the Oathlands invent sparkling white wine? Igniseri had a sparkling white wine that debuted during the Glittering Gala in the last year, and my understanding, from Lady Monique anyway, was that it was the first of its kind.

It is, at least, not in the wine books at the archives of Vellichor.

Mind, neither are Igniseri's wines, but I have bottles left over from the Glittering Gala that I give out as gifts.

Written By Bliss

July 16, 2018, 3:46 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Aureth

I spent about half a year in Artshall when I was seventeen, and let me tell you, Archlector, I do not remember much of that half a year except that I had an awful lot of fun and kept suddenly waking up hungover and broke in confusing places after visiting any tavern that had mead.

Written By Mia

July 16, 2018, 3:13 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

Just a few short hours ago, my thirty-fourth birthday passed. It should be a time of celebration, but I -- as I am wont to do -- find it to be a time of refelection, instead.

I have now been "the Countess Riven" for half my life, having come to the title far earlier than most, and in the midst of a great tragedy both personal and political. And in that time, the Twainfort has changed more than I ever could have imagined. One choice, made to save my House and my people, has now spiralled into dozens and dozens more, which have irrevocably changed so much of who we are. My husband calls me 'the Chief of a Hundred Tribes' in jest, but in truth, I've started to loose count of how many Prodigals from how many peoples march under our banner now. I used to know each and every one by name or by face or both, and now it's a matter often delegated to Ministers and to census-takers and to Scholars.

The girl I was at seventeen would not have looked at the Twainfort as it is now, and recognized it as her home. But to the woman I've become, it is precisely that, and proudly -- even fiercely -- so.

What will it be in another seventeen years, when -- if the gods are good -- I will have past my fiftieth year and boast more gray hairs than black? Who will I be, and will I be worthy of what Riven has been made into?

Written By Tikva

July 16, 2018, 3:09 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

My son Tiber Riven is 5 years old today. He's now lived longer than I even knew his father, and the gift of being his mother is one that I treasure every day.

Also, luckily for me, Princess Sabella arranged for the house to be REPLETE with cupcakes, and there are still some left even after Luca decided they were best used as throwing implements.

Written By Aureth

July 16, 2018, 3:06 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

As long as we're discussing Oathlands booze, I'd just like to throw out there that I've been buying Artshall mead for my own drinking since I literally used to own a bar and run it for a living, and while the Lycene reds and whites are the wines I favor without fail, the mead from Artshall is superior to any.

Hands down.

If you don't like it, you probably hate puppies or joy or something.

Written By Barric

July 16, 2018, 2:09 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Alis

I do enjoy a sparkling White from time to time. I am not sure I have tried the Oathlands fare, but I do know I enjoy Oathlands Whiskey too. While there are a many knights and others who do forswear alcohol, it is by no means universal. Some of my favorite drinking partners are from the Oathlands.

Written By Alis

July 16, 2018, 1:57 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Hadrian

Now now, let us not count our victories before they are won!

I have no doubt at all that Bliss Whisper is exceptional in her representation and have seen it with my own eyes. However, Prince Luca has agreed to be my Champion in this matter. I do believe you will be coughing on your own drink, Marquis. While I sip delightedly from a glass of exceptional Oathlands Sparkling wine.

Written By Karadoc

July 16, 2018, 1:56 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Lucita

Baroness-Regent, this is only a sign that the Saik House staff need to be fired for potentially letting a stranger onto the premises.

Written By Edain

July 16, 2018, 1:49 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

I see alot of prattling from the Lyceum in the journals about our wine recently.

This happens every so often when the remember sparkling white wine was invented in the Oathlands and thier envy turns them green.

Written By Mae

July 16, 2018, 1:49 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Augustus

Scholars:

I have to say that when I go to visit Grayson Manor, whether it's for work or to visit a friend or to visit my beloved patron, it was quite clean and lovely. There were no rats on the prowl, and any cat was surely treated well, and didn't need to eat rats.

That rats now crawl across princes seems to be a big change from what I know to be House Grayson! Could this be the a sign of the crumbling of a once great house?

Or has Prince Augustus gone mad with age, and as Calaudrin has already written, can someone please go check on him?

Written By Saoirse

July 16, 2018, 1:22 p.m.(3/15/1009 AR)

The Oathlands has wine?

Are you sure that isn't ...water? or milk?

Written By Hadrian

July 16, 2018, 1:10 p.m.(3/14/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Bliss

Today I received a challenge to a duel. Ultimately, it was my great pleasure to be able to work with one of the finer Champions living: Bliss of the Whisper House. Blisscipline, Blissful, Blisscious, Blissciples(feel free to call yourselves that, fan club).

The agreement made between Champion Bliss and myself, it immediately caused a memory to flood back into my mind. A journal entry that I could only describe as the distant past. It was both a fond and sobering memory, all at once.

Long have I been a fan of the Whisper and Champion known as Bliss. Long have I appreciated her talents and been proud of her ability to work a crowd. She dances so delightfully from deadly to worthy of adoration to so much more with expert precision. For those few reasons and many more, I have always been a fan of the Champion Whisper and will be for a great while longer.

How was this recollection sobering? When I espoused the virtues of Bliss in that journal, I had also mentioned that were it not for my already having a capable defender in the form of then-Lady Kima Saik that I would turn to Bliss Whisper for all my duelist needs. It's a true tragedy that my working with Bliss had to be preempted by the death of a close friend and protector.

Tragedy happens and there is no changing that. The future is ahead of us all and we must embrace the unfortunate events in life, if only to endure them or to improve them. I choose to perceive this as an opportunity to work alongside an equally impressive person as my Sword was and look forward to seeing Bliss defend my honor and the proper identification of alcohol henceforth!

Her victory with be both righteous and swift.

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