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Written By Victus

Sept. 23, 2018, 10:10 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

First there was one axe. Then there was another axe.

Now there's two axes.

Written By Tabitha

Sept. 23, 2018, 10:04 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Caith

I too have to express my delight at being involved in another joyful project. Many thanks to Princess Sabella and Prince Niklas and everyone who invested their efforts into making the plays so much fun. The opportunity to work with so many creative souls was a tremendous honour for me, and the children were adorable.

You were wonderful with the children. It was lovely to see, really.

Written By Caith

Sept. 23, 2018, 9:53 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

I have been having such a lovely time spending time with the children at the plays that Princess Sabella has been putting on -- and I am just in awe of everyone's talent and hard work! It's a delight, truly a delight, to be involved with an endeavor that brings so much joy to so many young ones.

Written By Tikva

Sept. 23, 2018, 9:47 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Aleksei

As a partner and event host, I cannot speak highly enough of Inquisitor Aleksei. I rather think that we pulled it off smashingly. I'm sure our comedy act can go on tour any day now, as soon as we both retire from about ten thousand other jobs that we routinely do.

Written By Vandred

Sept. 23, 2018, 9:46 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

And because I always seem to write my journals as a sort of addendum to my weeks end - it has been a relatively dry and boring week. I'm not going to bother myself by trying to make my life seem exciting or engaging, I like the plain and simple pace of my life.

Written By Vandred

Sept. 23, 2018, 9:45 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

I've also found myself actually bothering to learn about Jacali's brews. I don't mean that to be rude - it's just I'm not learned in them so I figured it wouldn't be worth it if I bothered to learn anything about them. I've found that instead learning about the flavours helps me serve them better.

Written By Vandred

Sept. 23, 2018, 9:44 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

I met a Lord that seems like one of the decent folks this day. He was able to actually enjoy life without seeming so incredibly stuck up that I instantly felt I couldn't even talk to, nevermind relate to him. Decent person. I'll keep my eye on them.

Written By Sunniva

Sept. 23, 2018, 9:21 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Alarissa

Returning to Arx has been a test in reacquainting myself with the day to day. The truly most joyous things were seeing the family having mostly gathered in support of Harthall's place in the city and that of meeting with the Princess Alarissa Thrax. Her little family has grown and is still growing. Harthall is lucky to have in her an trusted ally and I a friend.

I look forward to her little ones coming to visit at the Keep. I will need to be certain to have the courtyard prepped for the arrival and move the possibly poisonous plants up and into raised containers. I have seen how eagerly they dig into things.

Written By Aureth

Sept. 23, 2018, 9:19 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

When I was a boy, I had one little brother to look out for. I never stopped, but family is more than the blood you share. Family is the bonds of love and choice as much as it is who you're born to. Our parents grant us our beginning, but like the Mother of all Beginnings, they do not define what comes next.

The Grayhope family has known this lesson well, and perhaps they have for as long as we've held the name -- or longer, considering what I've learned about our roots. Your family is who you make of it.

I know that when I passed on the reins of the Grayhopes to Magpie a few years ago I could not have made a wiser choice. He was a good boy - a rascal, but a good boy - and he has grown to be a fine man - a scoundrel, but a fine man. And I make him an exemplar of this, because he has taken that lesson to heart. As the love we've borne him, he has taken it into his heart to reach out to others. The trust and loyalty he's granted to my cousin and protege Mayir as voice and business partner has been worth watching, but family isn't limited by pragmatism. Sometimes, love is the only limit there is

I could not be prouder of Magpie Grayhope and Harper Ashdown for adopting Pie together. He could not have better models for generosity of the heart, nor for filial loyalty and friendship.

This is true devotion to Limerance, granting bonds of love and family where otherwise there were none, and to Gild, in whose name charity is done.

For all our Hopes, gods bless you.

Written By Valencia

Sept. 23, 2018, 9:12 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

Last night when Captain Marcas inquired about daring drinks and Lady Amari suggested a drinking contest I did not know what would transpire.

Thank you to the very brave and very formidable Missere Captain Marcas Aodh, Lady Amari Keaton, Mistress Nijah and my dearest Archlector Vayne for tasting a very small number of my private collection of daring and rare drinks. Your ability to stand, mostly, after the contest is truly awe inspiring.

My thanks also to Master Draven Bruvir and Wolf Scout Rowenova, as well as my intrepid staff, Missere Master Barkeep Maggnuss, Mistress Lizette, Mistress Anna, Mistress Keiana and Mercy Roan, for their assistance during and after the contest. And to Master Ezekiel for playing his harp so beautifully.

It was a fun night and everyone lived. Thankfully.

I think I shall have to have more such events, and perhaps offer more samplings of the Hart's very special collections.

~~~~<~<@

Written By Elgana

Sept. 23, 2018, 9:06 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

I've spent a great deal of time this week just napping with my cat. I can understand now why he hunts out those slivers of early morning sun and contents himself there until they move and he has to slink across the floor to renew his basking in their warmth. Such a silly thing but he's rather wormed his way into my heart.

Though I think it is very much true what they say about you not owning the cat but the cat owning you.

I suppose this means I belong to him now.

Written By Valencia

Sept. 23, 2018, 8:52 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

Things I have learned this week:

~ Some drinks are maybe best left unserved.

~ Good company can bring light to any darkness.

~ Some people are not who they say they promise to be. And, though it can be sometimes disappointing, it is likely a blessing in disguise to find.

~ Some people are not who you or others expect them to be. And that can be the most wonderful thing in the world to learn. Thank you for this.

~ Truly strong people can surprise you with strength you never thought possible.

~ Never underestimate the gifts of trust, friendship, freedom or being kind.

~ True grace and generosity is a gift that should be honoured.

~ I should have more parties and definitely private drinking gatherings.

~ Enduring the Last Sting does not mean it’s the last song of the night.

~ Your path may go in a way you do not expect, but that doesn’t mean you won’t reach where you are supposed to be.

~~~~<~<@

Written By Aiden

Sept. 23, 2018, 8:51 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

There's missives.... missives everywhere...

Does someone know of a good assistant that can write responses for me?

Really... there's far too many.

Written By Delilah

Sept. 23, 2018, 8:49 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Jaenelle

So what you suggest, then, is bring someone else's writings to be assessed by him? I will keep that in mind when someone is foolish enough not to lock their drawers.

Written By Aiden

Sept. 23, 2018, 8:49 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Ainsley

It was great to spend time with my brother this week. He was very happy to hold onto little Aileyna. I hope for more brotherly visits in the future!

Written By Felicia

Sept. 23, 2018, 8:49 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

Seriously, how in the Abyss do I keep finding scales in my hair?? This is worse than sand..

Written By Felicia

Sept. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

So this week I watched people struggle in small boats. Sang (badly), outdrank Brogan (ha!) and then had my ass handed to me with a dead fish. Overall it was a lot of fun, even if after three baths I cannot seem to get rid of that fish smell completely. Ugh.

Written By Sabella

Sept. 23, 2018, 8:42 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Monique

How can I help?

Written By Valencia

Sept. 23, 2018, 8:23 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Shard

I disagree, Mistress Shard.

It was not that you won or lost, but that you graciously offered. It is as simple as that.

Even if your motives may have served something that you wanted, I suspect it was to serve a greater good, which does not detract from your generosity in any way.

I agree, there are many things that one should want more than money. And, I would would be very keen to speak further on the matter with you. Please consider this a most heartfelt invitation to join me in a drink and discussion.

Meanwhile, I will remain honoured and inspired by your generous offer.

~~~<~<@

Written By Felix

Sept. 23, 2018, 8:11 p.m.(8/26/1009 AR)

Relationship Note on Sasha

The Marquessa has been kind enough to allow me to offer what small assistance I may in a number of matters, and has returned that favor many fold over, by way of the sharing of information in return. I enjoy the study that is presented, and hope that I might have chance to repay it in kind, should the need ever arise.

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