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Written By Barric

Jan. 22, 2017, 9:24 p.m.(9/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Lark

My sister is a studious and competent woman. She may have been a bit too bookish in her youth for me, but I was always off causing trouble and swinging swords around. I have no problem admitting Lark is far smarter than I am. But we share much in common, including a love for our family and a determination to see it prosper. I admire her and hope she realizes that.

Written By Lou

Jan. 22, 2017, 8:42 p.m.(9/25/1005 AR)

It will be good to get out of the city once again. I look forward to heading to the Grayson lands with this new expedition. I know I will be surrounded with good, strong people, all working towards the same goal.

Written By Aurora

Jan. 22, 2017, 8:41 p.m.(9/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Theodoric

I don't trust him, I dont know what he wants, and I don't know what he thinks I can do for him. That being said, we do seem to share common goals.

Written By Aurora

Jan. 22, 2017, 8:32 p.m.(9/25/1005 AR)

A promise is only a promise as long as both parties are available to accept and keep it. You can promise the world, and sometimes people do in a moment of passion or love or need, without ever intending to keep it. You can be promised the world, but not be available to accept it even should you wish to with all you are. You can not fault someone for promising the world to someone else when you allow the world to slip through your fingers, and you can't expect those who hold the world to wait forever for you to reach out and take it.

Written By Calista

Jan. 22, 2017, 8:10 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Tristram

Our first introduction was an interesting one. He is a Valardin Prince who has traveled the world. I am partially jealous and partially intrigued. I know I will need to seek him out again to hear more stories. An archer who offered to give me lessons; First lesson of archery, do not fear premature release. Apparently it happens to all newer or unskilled archers. It's a good thing then that Prince Tristram's bow is properly strong and his skill is unmatched.

That's what he said. I cannot make this stuff up.

Written By Mirari

Jan. 22, 2017, 8:09 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Bethany

Scent: Lyrist's Intrigue. Rose, plumeria, clove.

Written By Calista

Jan. 22, 2017, 8:02 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Eleyna

Princess Sleeping Beauty. Next time we meet I shall have to bring her some of my most beloved fairy tales to remind her of the dire consequences beautiful princesses face when they accept fruit that looks too good to be true. Thank the gods there is a next time.

Written By Rainier

Jan. 22, 2017, 8:02 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Calliope

Alright, sometimes puzzles are good for the soul. They sharpen the mind - Gods only know mine needs the edge - and they give you something to do than stay idle on horseback while the hours roll on. But what *did* that woman mean that we have met before? I have been away, with the King's Own first then up far to the north, and would have *certainly* remembered her.

A perfume maker though. There must be hundreds in the city - yet I do not feel my chances are excellent for running into that one again. Annoying.

... It's like hunting for a needle in a haystack! There is something unfair in the task, but surely I can prove its equal.

Annoying.

Written By Rainier

Jan. 22, 2017, 8 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Maude

I, as usual, screwed this up. The woman deserves better than fools who pry into her past like robbers pillaging for something of use, for she is not a military manual but a person. Worse, family.

It was easier with the troops. Everything was well defined but sturdy, dependable and known; I never had to think about hurting anyone's feelings. Now my place is to learn, not tell, and speak - not charge head-first and hope for the best.

Written By Calista

Jan. 22, 2017, 7:53 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Joslyn

So much more than a handmaiden. She is my very best friend; my oldest friend and my dearest friend. It warms my heart to have her here in Arx. We used to get into the most delicious fun in Tor. As children we would try to sneak into parties and sometime we would succeed for a time before being ushered out. I hope she can forgive me for how the city has changed me.

Written By Dominic

Jan. 22, 2017, 7:29 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

There is darkness and there is light. Where one exist so does the other. This is a theme that repeats in our world; Men, women. Day, night. Sea and land. Knowing that, you will never be ill-equip to tackle whatever is presented to you because if its an obstacle it can be unmade, if its a force taht stands against you - it can be countered.

Written By Talen

Jan. 22, 2017, 7:26 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Blacktongue

The Iron Guard imprisoned my uncle's apples. They do a great job for the Compact. Well done, guys.

PS, that's fruitist.

Written By Talen

Jan. 22, 2017, 7:25 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Luca

I will never understand how a man can move so fluidly in combat. I suppose it does give benefits to laying around languidly. I don't think he has a skeleton.

Written By Dominique

Jan. 22, 2017, 7:03 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

I had a leather case commissioned for my dear cousin Bianca. She cannot be running around the city with important documents and my secret crushes on princes without having a lot on the case! Now they'll be easy to carry and she won't be victim to the wind.

Written By Maude

Jan. 22, 2017, 7 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

Duty calls and I must answer. I will be in command of Ashford's troops in the coming campaign. I will have to finish my history of the Queen of Games another time.

I do not write this to be reassuring, but the planning and coordination stage is going more smoothly than I expected. Gabriel Bisland is Gabriel Bisland, and the Duke can rally his troops. No one was at each other's throats. It's rather heartening.

I feel sorry for my late nephew, Duke Barton. Thank you for your condolences. But Harlan is being quite ducal so far. I expect he'll do well.

Written By Belladonna

Jan. 22, 2017, 6:26 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

In just a few short hours, I will be married. Everyone in the house is running around like they have lost their minds, for all that most everything was well in place yesterday. I should probably start getting dressed, soon. It has grown to be a larger crowd than I had hoped for, but I should not be particularly surprised. I had hoped to get away with something tiny, but it is what it is. We will endure it, and then it will be done.

Written By Ida

Jan. 22, 2017, 6:21 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Rymarr

It can be exceptionally unnerving to have one of the King's Own grace your doorway. Or darken it - I suppose it would depend on the nature of the visit. In this case, however, Sir Rymarr Lyonesse had been invited to come by, so I wasn't concerned. Much. The King's Own are a powerful group and one I'd not hope to cross. But I digress, as usual.

He had inquired about something for Judge (an impressive canine bred by Sir Rymarr's family) that I find myself very cautiously fond of. Today was a try-on day for a leash of sorts I've been working on. Were I not from the Oathlands myself, his demeanor might seem daunting. But? I am from the Oathlands. I am glad we had occasion to speak and were able to also make a bit of progress on this project. There are a few things I yet need to tweak, I think, but I'm hopeful this will turn out well.

Written By Dominic

Jan. 22, 2017, 6:17 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

[Prince Dominic Thrax arrived to submit an entry into the reflection but the meeting was cut short because the prince could not stop laughing when asked about his opinion on current affairs. After minutes, he settles down, catching his breath.] Shit, I do not even know where to start. One thing I do know for sure is that we are in trying times. An axial age.

Written By Ywaine

Jan. 22, 2017, 6:13 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Tobias

Things are picking up. Cousin Tobias was meeting with a poised lady at the barracks area. Her and her family have concerns in the Lower Boroughs and would like our help in corralling a few out of control new crime lords in the area, it seems. Big planning meeting in a few days with Prince Edain.

Written By Zhayla

Jan. 22, 2017, 6:13 p.m.(9/24/1005 AR)

I think I'm starting to get used to Arx, sort of, but I'll never get used to how many nobles there are here, and the way they say things like 'oh you should just get a horse and learn to ride it'. Or 'you should just go have tea with the Legate'. Or 'come have dinner with the Marquessa and the First Captain of the King's Own and the daughter of Duke Bisland that guy who used to be regent by the way'.

AHHHH.

Or the way my training buddies will turn around and start talking about serious war council things that they have to go do. It sounds like things are getting serious out there. I've been spending everything I have on training, when I can find someone to help. The Marquessa has told me that my place is with her, but -- I want to be out there.

None of the heroes in any of the stories got to BE heroes by staying at home and watching things happen to other people. We're facing monsters. Sounds like they need slaying. But then I think about how I'd feel if something did happen back here when I was gone, and I don't know. Where can I do the most good?

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