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Written By Tyrus

Aug. 14, 2020, 11:36 a.m.(11/4/1013 AR)

Today would be my daughter Aelia's birthday.

It is pleasant to think of what could have been. How she might have grown, as Princess of Thrax. The friends she might have made. The new discoveries, for there would have been many.

After all, when one's life is limited to slavery on an island for three short years, there is much to life to discover.

Pleasant to see what could have been. Unpleasant to return to the reality of the Dream, to what is.

But what is may be changed. Has been changed. Will be changed. In that I find some comfort. In that I find strength.

Written By Eirene

Aug. 14, 2020, 9:18 a.m.(11/3/1013 AR)

Knowing myself all too well, I forewarned my friends that I would probably want to look deeper into the matter of the prisoner (name and reason withheld to ensure this journal doesn't get eaten - Yes, scholar, put that in.) And anyhow, I was realistically banned from the House of Solace until such time as he was properly handled. Which is, in hindsight, a damn good thing because I probably would have been there, and as I acknowledged, armor is paper to them.

I spent most of the night at the Saving Grace tending to the evacuated patients from the Solace, who Phee had the wisdom to move out of the building prior to the attack, so there's THAT confusion cleared up for you. I feel bad about the Knights of Solace who never stood a chance. The only thing I've ever found that would help combat these guys is 'Don't Mess with Them' followed by 'Run Away Fast'. Both of which are answers I happen to hate even if tactically sound. Neither is very realistic sometimes, however.

Know what, make this a White Journal. It's confused enough as it is but my ramblings deserve to be on public record.

Written By Baldessare

Aug. 14, 2020, 6:50 a.m.(11/3/1013 AR)

Relationship Note on Narcissa

The Voice of Tor is not the kind of rose that typically grows in their gardens, at least at first blush. But take the time to get to know her, and you'll find that she's bloomed into something unique and wonderful on her own.

Written By Baldessare

Aug. 14, 2020, 6:49 a.m.(11/3/1013 AR)

Relationship Note on Sedna

I did not know what to expect when Lady Sedna responded to my advertisement for a protege. I was prepared to have some vapid conversation or at least one about art that was over my head. What I found was one of the most sincere people I have ever met in Arx. I was inspired and moved by our conversation, and already I look forward to the next.

Written By Baldessare

Aug. 14, 2020, 6:47 a.m.(11/3/1013 AR)

Relationship Note on Sunniva

This week I had the pleasure of meeting Marquessa Sunniva Harthall. She orbits the Oathlanders I have already had occasion to interact with. Friends with Norwood, for whom I have sat through lessons at the Academy. Friends with Marquessa Reigna Keaton for whom I have been, shall we say, penpals? But while I have found grudging respect with some of these people, the Marquessa Harthall has won that straight out. It was clear from our conversation that she cares deeply for her people.

And somehow she seems to have been born without a stick already placed firmly in her backside!

It is my honor to call her protege.

Written By Cassandra

Aug. 14, 2020, 3:17 a.m.(11/3/1013 AR)

The Shrine of Gloria hosted a weapon's blessing ceremony tonight.

Hearing the stories of the weapons of those in attendance was inspiring and it was my honor to provide a path between wielder, weapon and Gloria.

I may hold another one in the future, but for the moment, I need to remember that I do have other duties. Other organizations that require my attention.

But it was still a good night.

Written By Bahiya

Aug. 14, 2020, 1:01 a.m.(11/3/1013 AR)

I cannot tell if a gentleman is offering to shave his face to start a conversation with me, or stated that he would shave his face to start conversation with me. This does not appear to be Arvani custom; a beard when the weather is cold seems a wise idea, same as it would to keep the sun from one's chin.

Perhaps I am missing something obvious.

Also my aide continues to snicker. What is so funny?

Written By Flavien

Aug. 13, 2020, 11:34 p.m.(11/2/1013 AR)

It seems I may finally have an extended bit of shore leave.

Written By Tanith

Aug. 13, 2020, 5:25 p.m.(11/2/1013 AR)

'You are not Dust
But you are addicting.
You aren't my kin
But you are my home.
You are not the sun
But you brighten my life.'

[Written at the bottom of the page in small letters:]
Tanith, you are such a sap.

Written By Jael

Aug. 13, 2020, 12:46 p.m.(11/2/1013 AR)

Relationship Note on Cristoph

My brother has accomplished so much since he was suddenly and unexpectedly asked to step into our Papa's shoes. Against the odds, he has not just kept our duchy alive, he has made it thrive and prosper beyond even, dare I say it, what Papa had accomplished. I don't say it enough (and almost never...maybe actually his face) but I am proud of him, and inspired by him.

Written By Strozza

Aug. 13, 2020, 12:29 p.m.(11/2/1013 AR)

Werewolves and the walking wounded. A great deal to be looked into - but with my research in other topics I know not where to start here.

Written By Aconite

Aug. 13, 2020, 10:27 a.m.(11/1/1013 AR)

It's been an exhausting but productive summer, the plan Lord Santiago and I made seems to have born fruit. The meetings with the various merchants and continued efforts have seen the refugees finding good work, especially as the Harvest Season abounds. I'm so proud of everything they've accomplished and I will do my best to see them accomplish more It's like a dream come true.

Though perhaps not all dreams should come true...

Eurusi people are finding their place and I expect to continue my efforts to see them flourish. The best Gardens are tended, root to tip, diligently, and year-round. I do not foresee a lack of doing in my future.

Continued efforts will be made for them but I think I've earned myself a break so I plan on taking some time to myself to think, practice, and remember stories if I can.

I should also remember to meet with the General Tessere, the Softest Whisper and the Inspector. I should also probably take some time to visit the Shrines. To reflect on out success. These will have to be written somewhere into my appointment book that seems to be filled until at least next winter, provided I survive the cold...

Written By Piccola

Aug. 13, 2020, 10:04 a.m.(11/1/1013 AR)

Relationship Note on Elysio

I had not realized, cousin, that you were so unfamiliar with strange women taking their clothes off to share space with you.

Could it be perhaps that I have overestimated your abilities?

Written By Rosalind

Aug. 13, 2020, 7:57 a.m.(11/1/1013 AR)

Had so much fun at the hunt yesterday! I killed a turkey to bring home!

Written By Gael

Aug. 13, 2020, 6:43 a.m.(11/1/1013 AR)

Hey Vellichor,

Had a real funny day. I was minding my own business while at shift between the boroughs, helping the cordon of guardsmen there, when one of the iron guard's prospects comes into my tent with his little cap-hat on hand. The rim of it was turning round and round in his fingers as though he was plucking feathers from it in his nervousness. Even though I hadn't said a word his head nodded furiously and his eyes jetted around as if looking for words to say.

So I put my quill pen down and asked him, right, what's the problem? So, after he brushed his mouth and nodded some more, he then explained his predicament: The words came fast, but the general gist of it was that a local witch had cursed him to be incapable of some venereal export, as it were.

I asked him what the witch wanted to lift the curse and he said fifty silver, 'lest the curse be on him for life. You know what I could've bought with that silver, my man? A lot of rum. Real strange, seeing people be superstitious around here, but it's starting to become a thing now that everyone's spreading these nonsense stories all over the place. I hope it passes.

Written By Sirius

Aug. 13, 2020, 6:29 a.m.(11/1/1013 AR)

It has been quite a while, custodian,
Too long, in fact,

I had missed the smell of the Capitol every day I there spent in the land of Thrax, in Estroch, for however beautiful Elune may well be it cannot yet compare to the shine of our Compact's Capitol. As I arrived into the docks, stressing over where to go and when, a sumptuously-dressed peddler walked into my entourage, something dark and heavy wrapped over both of her outstretched arms. I took a step back, seeing what looked like claws or some such manifestation glinting in the candlelight of the jetty's poor illumination.

She explains that she had made a suit of armor stitched together by the hide of 'wolfmen'. Professed to me, she did, that a series of 'monster-hunters' had sold her the hide, obvious charlatans, and now she stitched it together. She set the suit down on a crate where a few left-over claws rapped against its wood with deadly weight, where she then unfolded it to show it whole, a ghastly thing of black and sharpened bones — a creature shorn of its insides, left to be occupied by man or some other creature seeking warmth in its emptied hide, and the head of the once-beast tilted up to look at its soon-to-be wearer, should one ever arrive.

Altogether fearsome, no doubt, and it left me pondering when and where this woman got such an idea in the first place. But those are the wonders of Arx, the people's imagination is limitless.

I, of course, didn't make a purchase of such a fraud and, rather graciously and infinitely kind as are my ways (haha), provided her for her efforts with lofty reward for such a spectacle and window into her imagination. To Jayus' benefit, of course.

Written By Monique

Aug. 13, 2020, 3:53 a.m.(11/1/1013 AR)

Relationship Note on Amalthea

Greenmarch has a new Master of the Stables, and I couldn't be more pleased! Shy and sweet, but oh, there's moments where I think she's just as mischievous as me, only better at hiding it.

Written By Shae

Aug. 13, 2020, 12:33 a.m.(11/1/1013 AR)

Relationship Note on Sunniva

I'm glad Marquessa Sunniva joined the Keaton Picnic, it was great finally getting to see her again, after so long. I'm looking forward to getting to further catch up with her, and her husband Marquis Orvyn, as well. And introduce her to Kierlys and Kristoph. Perhaps we should bring her a gift, I think I know the perfect one, too!

Written By Shae

Aug. 13, 2020, 12:03 a.m.(11/1/1013 AR)

I'm glad Kedehern and I were able to make it to the Keaton Picnic and Hunt. It was wonderful getting to hunt, as well as spend time with family and friends. Thank you, to Marquis Kael, and Marquessa Reigna for putting it together, and hosting it!

Written By Daria

Aug. 12, 2020, 11:43 p.m.(11/1/1013 AR)

Not enough wine.

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