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Written By Dagon

June 30, 2016, 7:44 p.m.(11/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Donrai

My grandfather is a great man. An imposing man. An intimidating man. I am uncertain if my own father would have been able to deal with the Tyde Rebellion as grandfather did, even if I do feel some measure of sympathy for the situation Margot now finds herself in.

I know he is a pragmatic man as well. Making Donella his voice in the city? A move that some could see as progressive, but it makes a good deal of sense. She is a capable woman, and it can put a young, pretty face forward for dealing with the other houses. Was this what he was thinking about when he gave her that position? It is ever difficult to determine his motivations at times, especially behind that that mask.

Written By Shrike

June 30, 2016, 5:30 p.m.(11/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Alarissa

Sociable for a valardin, seems quite interested in getting both myself and Inquisitor Gareth to attend the masquerade of heroes.

Written By Shrike

June 30, 2016, 5:30 p.m.(11/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Kieran

According to Morrighan he's too weak to handle strong ale and is, I quote, "The most demure man I've ever met". I've never trusted anyone that's self-depreciating and I'm not about to make an exception for this redrain prince.

Written By Shrike

June 30, 2016, 5:29 p.m.(11/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Morrighan

Accent so thick you can barely understand every other word, should be no surprise that it's the redrain that picked up this fiery young woman. Talked about getting into a fight of words with Garet - Note, talk to Gareth about Morrighan -.

Written By Shrike

June 30, 2016, 5:29 p.m.(11/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Marian

She says she comes from the green marches where she caught herself a Valardin prince. The prince is gone now but she wields his sword for his house and seems to be fairly adept at it. I find myself wondering how wise it is for these houses to have their champions walk the streets unguarded with these priceless heirlooms at their hips, if anything were to happen it would probably become our job to deal with it.

Written By Shrike

June 30, 2016, 5:29 p.m.(11/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Kima

Seems like the friendly and charming sort, then again, that's the speciality of House Velenosa. I wonder what's going on behind those blue eyes of hers, as with all Velenosa eyes, it's best to ensure someone keeps an eye on her.

Written By Shrike

June 30, 2016, 5:29 p.m.(11/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Talen

A commoner turned Sword and peddler of southern wines. Seems intent on being victorious at any cost, as expected by a champion. Also gives an impression of surprising honestly and openess which I'll admit to feel is worrying.

Written By Nadia

June 30, 2016, 2:16 p.m.(11/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Brianna

Brianna is Vercyn's daughter, and it shows. She's got a sense of elegance about her even when she's at her Northern wildest, though it is telling that her clothes are always immaculate and there never seem to be any twigs in her hair. A true Northerner, with a hint of the south. I can appreciate that.

Written By Nadia

June 30, 2016, 2:15 p.m.(11/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Vercyn

Vercyn and my father were drinking buddies, though two greater opposites you could not imagine. Vercyn is dark and polished, inspiring awe in some and outright fear in others. Father was red of face and hair and always laughing, a gentle soul too soft for Stonedeep. I love beauty as my father did, but maybe he wouldn't have gotten lost if he'd had some of Vercyn's common sense.

Written By Nadia

June 30, 2016, 2:13 p.m.(11/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Darren

I've known Darren since we were children, playing at dungeons and monsters under the tables at gatherings between the families. Now of course we're all grown up, and Darren leads the Redrain. I feel a sort of kinship with Darren now as the leader of Stonedeep, balancing the fierce pride of the North with the courtly displays of the south. It is a precarious ledge we walk, maintaining our heritage while earning the respect of the other families.

Written By Nadia

June 30, 2016, 2:12 p.m.(11/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Valencia

Princess Valencia Redrain married into the family from the Velenosa, and while I've only run into her a few times while on official business in Farhaven, she seems pleasant enough, and doesn't complain about the cold nearly as much as one might expect of a southerner. She doesn't seem to have a single martial bone in her body, but she's got a grit all her own. It's too bad about the loss of her husband, Prince Angus. They seemed close, for an arranged marriage.

Written By Ophelia

June 30, 2016, 4:21 a.m.(11/23/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Niccolo

Stealing into the library like the stealthiest of huntresses, I prowled up to my Duke-Uncle and he was so overcome with both being impressed and surprised, he declared me his favorite niece on the spot. Okay. I didn't quite prowl, I knocked, and I didn't quite surprise him, I curtsied. It does make for a better story the other way though, doesn't it? Although, he DID proclaim me as his favorite niece and even complimented my newly purchased ribbons as suiting me perfectly, to which I am so delightfully pleased. While it was much to his regret that it would be unlikely to arrange a hunting trip any time soon with situations are they are, he did mention the idea of perhaps joining me in one at a later date. I simply must find a new horse -immediately-.

Written By Maeve

June 29, 2016, 11:51 p.m.(11/23/1003 AR)


Here I am writing again.
I have met the Prince Gareth of House Grayson, who is also of the Royal Inquisition. His Highness seemed nice enough. He's a stern man, but that's to be expected, as he must be in great pain because of his scars and everything. He asked if I would work for him, but I told him he'd have to ask this of House Redrain. I did send him a small pot of burn ointment for his scars, and something for the pain.

I have also collected some plants around the city, such as I found just growing out on the streets, not in anyone's gardens. I don't believe there is any law against this. Why, maybe the King should be paying me for it. I pulled down a chokewood vine off a branch before it rotted right through. It could have broken off and landed on someone's head, right on the street, or worse. And it was a good and solid tree that could live to see my grandchildren's grandchildren, if fate has any in store for me.

Also, once steeped, this vine is of great use for the innards, such as when they are loose after eating spoiled meat and some of the more flavorful dishes of the Lyceum.

And that is all I am writing now.

Written By Kima

June 29, 2016, 10:53 p.m.(11/23/1003 AR)

A most curious thing happened the other day - no, not taking a few turns in the training center with Victus, though maybe he thought so himself. The curious thing was the new student I managed to gain. Now I know what you're thinking: what could be curious about that? Well, I shan't leave you in suspense. That student is none other that Gareth Grayson, which is to say, Inquisitor Gareth Grayson.

I think we both know not to expect any miracles, but as he has come to me, I will afford him the same time and attention I give all the rest of my students.

That said, let's go back to Victus. Surely he's killed women in combat before. I know I have, and guess what? They die just like men. So why should he feel at all chagrined to stand next to me in the ring?

Written By Dagon

June 29, 2016, 10:37 p.m.(11/23/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Eugine

Duke Eugine Grimhall seems to be focusing on improving the economic status of his house by finding more sailors. An admirable goal, and one that I can support. I hope to see what other plans he has for the future of his house. A prosperous Grimhall can only help Thrax continue to thrive.

Written By Eugine

June 29, 2016, 6:45 p.m.(11/22/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Victus

Our first meeting didn't go as well as I'd have hoped. He almost immediately took a disliking to me, which I found very strange, since we have so much in common. He's above self deception, as I believe myself to be. He's proud of our culture, as I am. He craves further brutal and bloody war as I do. We're both thraxian to the marrow of our bone and I see no practical reason for us to be at one another's throats. rHe is at least, very mercenary in nature, and took on a different tone once I made him a certain offer. My main worry is that once I make good on my side of the deal he's going to go straight back to antagonizing me. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, since I do believe we've mutual desires and could benefit one another greatly, but if the carrot doesn't work..

Written By Eugine

June 29, 2016, 6:42 p.m.(11/22/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Victus

Our first meeting didn't go as well as I'd have hoped. He almost immediately he took a disliking to me, which I found very strange, since we have so much in common. He's above self deception, as I believe myself to be. He's proud of our culture, as I am. He craves further brutal and bloody war as I do. We're both thraxian to the marrow of our bone and I see no practical reason for us to be at one another's throats.

He is at least, very mercenary in nature, and took on a different tone once I made him a certain offer. My main worry is that once I make good on my side of the deal he's going to go straight back to antagonizing me. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, since I do believe we've mutual desires and could benefit one another greatly, but if the carrot doesn't work..

Written By Ophelia

June 29, 2016, 4:07 p.m.(11/22/1003 AR)

Oh, this is fun. Let's see. How to begin: Dear Diary.

    The Velenosa flower gardens are beautiful. I could get lost in them. I almost did, really, for a couple of hours, at least, but then I decided to make the very best use of my time. I set myself to the dedicated task of trying to shoot the bottom flower off each trailing strand and following those I hadn't shot, I expertly navigated through them. I lost several dozen arrows, but I simply have to befriend the grandest fletcher to fill my quiver once more.
     Oh, I know I'm supposed to find some very great and important meaning here, but it's all such an adventure. Peeking through the barriers in the Menagerie only reminds one of how many things there are out there and I instantly walked, in a very lady-like fashion, towards the Shrine of Petrichor in hopes of being blessed to blissfully hunt them all down one by one.
     And on top of that, my dear brother Luca is here. You've heard of him, right? I missed him terribly. I bet he's let his hair grow out once more. I did buy a brilliant new knife the other day, though I've yet to use it. I wonder if he'll let me cut it? Do people cut hair with knives? In that case, I'm off to buy a brilliant new pair of scissors. Yay.

Yours Truly,
Ophelia

Written By Viviana

June 29, 2016, 2:36 p.m.(11/22/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Hadrian

I first got to know Duke Hadrian through his white journals. Although an entry in one had me sending the man an honor challenge before ever seeing his face. That turned out to be a mistake of the scribe however and we since met at the menagerie to get to know one another better. He seems a martial man for a Duke, with more interest in the intricacies of swordplay than most who rule, he also seems to like his vices so we have many passions in common.

Written By Viviana

June 29, 2016, 2:34 p.m.(11/22/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Marian

I took an instant liking to Princess Marian Valardin. When it comes to women who fight there are those who just wish to be men, those who just want something that will impress a would be husband, and then there are those who are actually still feminine but fight because it is what they love to do. I see Princess Marian as the third kind, and feel she may be a kindred spirit in that way... Although her feminine side could use a little help.

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