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Written By Sen'azala

Oct. 3, 2022, 7 a.m.(6/28/1018 AR)

I've made no secret of my opinions on thralldom, and I don't intend to pretend otherwise. I'll argue about it until I'm ash on the wind. In fact, I'll find a way to argue about it afterward too, just you watch. We're all well past arguments now, though. There's little for me to say that I haven't filled up my Whites with repeatedly. I also recognize that it's not exactly good politics - or so I presume - for a Prima of Nefer'khat to remind anyone who happens to read this of just how much I despise the practice while a bloody civil war is raging over it.

Oh well.

I've been there. I've seen it. I know how the bullshitting goes, every time, all the excuses made, every time, the way the debts are tallied and tracked, the looks on the faces of second generation thralls, third generation thralls, *fourth* generation thralls that have never, not for a single moment, been out from under their owners' boots. Slavery is slavery regardless of what the people holding the chains choose to call it, and there's no need for me to say so, because the rebels themselves said as much when they allied with the slavetakers of Skal'daja. The slavetakers of Skal'daja said as much when they allied with the rebels. There is not a single soul on Arvum that will truthfully argue that the Skal'dajans are not slavers, and yet the rebels chose them over their own people. One might wonder why that was so comfortable. One might wonder why rebelling thralls were the ones fighting Skal'dajan slavers while Helianthus' men cut them down. One might wonder, but the answer's obvious. Like recognizes like. Their actions are their testimony, then as now. They'll drown the Mourning Isles in blood before they let it go.

Who am I to write any of this? I don't know. Me. It's my journal to rant in.

Written By Mabelle

Oct. 3, 2022, 6:05 a.m.(6/28/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Savio

I'm certain they will be the finest dressed children in the entire city.
Until mine are born... at least.

Written By Ilira

Oct. 3, 2022, 1:01 a.m.(6/28/1018 AR)

What is it about summer? It's like the season dictates our emotion.

Written By Caspian

Oct. 2, 2022, 10:34 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Savio

I cant imagine the joy of you as a father. Im so very very happy for you and for Orland! no children could as for better parents!

P.S. when is old enough to start knife training?

Written By Cassiopeia

Oct. 2, 2022, 10:32 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

I went on quite an incredible climb on a small island in the Lyceum. It was invigorating (mud puddle included). I met lovely people and we were able to find the flowers we were searching for. I hope that Dame Dagmar enjoys the violets, that it brings her some peace and joy in her final days. It was a memorable experience, one which I am grateful for.

Written By Octavia

Oct. 2, 2022, 10:18 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Ford

Anyone who claims that time heals all wounds is a damn fool. I'm just as angry at you today as I was the day you died. Leave it to a little brother to be dead when he's needed

Written By Octavia

Oct. 2, 2022, 10:09 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Turo

It pains me deeply to have the warrant for your arrest and execution on my desk. Perhaps Darion didn't understand the words you spoke when you knelt before him, but you and I did. A conservative, a traditionalist, and a stubborn old fool... those are all words I'd have called you.But an oathbreaker? I could never have imagined that, Turo.

If you survive your arrest, please do me the courtesy of explaining yourself before you are presented to the sea. There must be a reason for this madness.

Written By Thea

Oct. 2, 2022, 8:13 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

I truly wish there were more of me to go around. More hours in a day. More of everything so that I could get everything that needed to get done...done. Do the things that needed to be accomplished finished. Spend the time how I wish it...

Written By Thea

Oct. 2, 2022, 8:08 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

I've kept myself holed up in my studies these days, scholar. I've basically hid myself away, which isn't something new I suppose. I take breaks here and there to spend time with the children and really...that's about it. I should really work on that.

Written By Rosalind

Oct. 2, 2022, 7:56 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

The best way to take down a large situation is together. It's so much easier. I don't understand why others haven't grasped that.

Written By Gaspard

Oct. 2, 2022, 7:13 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

I don't know if we can be ready, but we must prepare.

Written By Gaspard

Oct. 2, 2022, 7:13 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

The Hills are alive. Dark times are ahead.

Written By Rosalind

Oct. 2, 2022, 6:54 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

It's been...intense feelings everywhere.

Written By Amari

Oct. 2, 2022, 6:50 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

Weather could always be better, but the cabbages are growing well. The carrots are sparse, but parsnips thick. Beets are abundant. Beans and peas are in full flower. The pear trees are white with blossoms, and the bees very busy.

Written By Cambria

Oct. 2, 2022, 6:34 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

We are none of us very far from paranoia. If you doubt this, go into a social gathering in which people are speaking a language that you do not understand; and if, as you enter, there is an outburst of laughter, you will probably think, before you can stop yourself thinking, that they are laughing at you.

Written By Rosalind

Oct. 2, 2022, 6:30 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

That was quite the frost that we had....

Written By Thea

Oct. 2, 2022, 6:18 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Neilda

It was like she was never gone....

Written By Cambria

Oct. 2, 2022, 6:12 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

Imprecision of language means either imprecision of thought, or that the employer of such language has something to hide.

Written By Martino

Oct. 2, 2022, 5:58 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

An evening not in the Stacks until the candles meet their end has made for a pleasant change.

Written By Raymesin

Oct. 2, 2022, 5:35 p.m.(6/27/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Briseis

When the Iron Guard checkpoints claim three hours of your day, when you're in a situation where if you don't get work you don't get paid, all for something that the real villains will avoid without any issues?

It's not about safety or security or stability. It's about persuading everyone that the Iron Guard and the Inquisition are doing something, while they get to push around commoners and lesser nobles in order to shore up their own egos. It has nothing to do with justice, just with making them look good to those who can't see through the posturing.

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