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Written By Eleyna

Nov. 13, 2017, 6:16 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Tikva

For an ordinary man, sure, a raised voice might work. I could probably subdue with a pout.

For an unabashed cur like Talen, other methods are required. My raised voice makes him laugh. My pouts make him amorous. Not that that is usually a problem, but in the depths of pique, it can be distracting.

Written By Freja

Nov. 13, 2017, 6:13 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

The best way to settle a dispute with my darling dear is in the furs. As a Redrain; bear.

Yelling is optional, or reliant, on efforts applied.

Written By Lark

Nov. 13, 2017, 6 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

I have found that I have never even needed to raise my voice.

Written By Tikva

Nov. 13, 2017, 5:58 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

My fellow ladies write of all of the implements, instruments and invocations they hurl at their husbands.

Personally, I find the power of my raised voice quite sufficient to get my point across.

Written By Bianca

Nov. 13, 2017, 5:52 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

"The Other Side of the Wall"

There once was a young woman who took great pride in the growth and care of the flowers in her flower garden. She had been raised by her grandmother who taught her to love and care for flowers as she herself had done. So, like her grandmother, her flower garden was second to none.

One day while looking through a an array of seeded blossoms at the market, a particular bloom caught her eye. She had never seen a flower like it before. “I have to have it,” she said to herself, and she immediately purchased a pack of its seeds.

By the time she arrived home, the young woman had already decided where to plant it. She planted it at the base of a stone wall at the back of her yard. It grew vigorously, with beautiful green leaves all over it, but there were no blooms. Day after day she continued to cultivate it, water it, feed it, and she even talked to it attempting to coax it to bloom. But, it was to no avail.

One morning weeks later, as she stood before the vine, she contemplated how disappointed she was that her plant had not bloomed. She was giving considerable thought to cutting it down and planting something else in its place.

It was at this point that her invalid neighbor, whose lot joined hers, called over to her. “Thank you so much! You can’t imagine how much I have enjoyed the blooms of that vine you planted.” The young woman walked through the gate into her neighbor’s yard, and sure enough, she saw that on the other side of the wall the vine was filled with blooms.

There were indeed the most beautiful blooms she had ever seen. The vine had crept through the crevices and while it had not flowered on her side of the fence, it had flowered luxuriantly on the other side.

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May this brief story be a reminder to all that just because you cannot always see the result of your labor, it does not mean that it bore no fruit.

(As an aside, I did not write this, but found it amidst some old books I was relocating.)

Written By Calista

Nov. 13, 2017, 5:48 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Eleyna

And see what happened? You grew bored of it when he began to expect it. I admire this quality of yours. Never follow the trend, always set them. It's the Lycene way.

Written By Cristoph

Nov. 13, 2017, 5:27 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

You're most definitely doing it wrong if your wife wants to throw axes, books or shoes at you.

That said, if Count Keaton and Lord Telmar would like me to start up a club where we dodge things in full armor and sprint in it, I'm more than happy to do so!

Written By Cybele

Nov. 13, 2017, 4:36 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

I have passed on the old locket I found to Fortunato Grayhope. He is a good man, I'm sure he can paint it and help the owner get reattached.

Written By Cybele

Nov. 13, 2017, 4:02 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

Today as I was walking to the house of Solace, I found a locket lying in the gutters of honour walk, the northern end, almost by the redrain ward. There's no picture in it, and it's bronze-y and very careworn. If anyone misses it, they can write me, I think. Or maybe I'll just leave it in the House of Solace.

Written By Reigna

Nov. 13, 2017, 3:40 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

...I am no longer with child! I can start training again! I can hit things with large sticks! YES!

Written By Juliana

Nov. 13, 2017, 3:07 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Orathy

Trust can be fragile, until you give it to someone made of iron.

Written By Kael

Nov. 13, 2017, 3:05 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Corban

Lord Corban Telmar,

While I certainly will be joining this society that my Liege-Lord is starting (Duke Cristoph Laurent, why have you not shared such news with me and I hear of it second hand?), I can assure you that there is a particular fondness when the item cast comes from your wife's hand rather than random denizens of the Valardin ward.

Written By Juliana

Nov. 13, 2017, 3:01 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Sebastian

Two sides of the same coin. Though sometimes the other side of the coin, is just the reflection in the mirror.

Written By Mydas

Nov. 13, 2017, 2:17 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Freja

Well played. I'll cut my losses now, and bide my time till next time.

Written By Freja

Nov. 13, 2017, 2:14 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Calista

I've never bothered with the rest of the saying myself; I don't make it a habit of giving them a chance to dodge my axes to begin with. Ask High Lord Victus about his 'haircut' some time - the Redrain special.

But please, drinking horns and conspiring soon!

Written By Freja

Nov. 13, 2017, 2:12 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Mydas

At least they are empty and not half full; your wife is not a wasteful one.

I believe the Duchess Calista has the right of it though, there are better things to make you writhe other than tossing axes at you.

I'll find you a rosegold something to make up for it?

Written By Eleyna

Nov. 13, 2017, 2:02 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Calista

I'm not one to follow a trend either, but I certainly don't mind starting them. I was throwing vases at Talen before it was popular.

Written By Mydas

Nov. 13, 2017, 1:59 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Freja

If I have enough servants to put away every empty whiskey bottle found within the grounds, I have enough for your weapons.

Written By Merek

Nov. 13, 2017, 1:45 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Bianca

Archscholar Bianca has come back, and she seems to be just like she was before in most ways. It is nice to have leadership for the Scholars again from her.

Written By Driskell

Nov. 13, 2017, 1:40 p.m.(7/28/1007 AR)

No matter how great the force that works against you may be, remember that you have the ultimate power in the world; your choice.

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