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Written By Mikani

June 17, 2019, 11:27 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

A quote that struck me .... 'Indifference & Neglect do more damage than outright dislike.' Just hits me about how not caring and neglect can injure those we care about or about people we should be paying attention to. How we need to grow love and understanding to build a better Compact.

Just the thoughts in my head today.

Written By Lianne

June 17, 2019, 10:53 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Valerius

I had nearly forgotten how it feels to bask in sunlight, to have an unburdened heart.

This spring feels more like spring than all those which preceded it simply because my husband has returned to me just as the snows melted, just as the world turned green and bright again.

Written By Amari

June 17, 2019, 10:02 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

I appreciate more and more how calm and patient Clopsy is. If not for Shae and her cute ugly puppy, I think those wild horses laying waste to the Clement gardens would have been the end of me (again). Before I seek out a destrier or courser more suited for battle, I'd best learn some equine diplomacy.

I did manage an excellent diving roll to dodge a charging horse that the servants all applauded though. I just I wish I could have saved Kevin. Rest in peace.

Written By Thea

June 17, 2019, 8:41 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Domonico

Brother-You'll do just fine. I mean, I turned out just fine. At least, between you and Martino. I think....Anyway, you'll be a great dad, so don't stress too much. Just hand the baby over to Johannas if you need to train or anything, he'll need the practice when triplets come.

Written By Mia

June 17, 2019, 7:51 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

Is there any phrase in the world that simultaneously excites as much anticipation as it does dread quite the way "my lady, you have a messenger" does?

Written By Arcadia

June 17, 2019, 7:01 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

I am searching for a singed and slightly smokey cat. I believe it was in the Apothecary when it exploded,and want to help it get home. It seems terribly skittish.

Unsure if it's scared of people in general or Learys.

Written By Willow

June 17, 2019, 6:56 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Brigida

Had a wonderful talk with the Archlector when I came to the Shrine of Petrichor to visit. I had intended to paint or sew something in the relative peace and emptiness of the Shrine but every time I run into her she makes me so pleasantly homesick for my grandmother. I love picturing what their friendship must have been like before she was married into Nightgold and Blessed Brigida joined the church. Such charm and verve must have made them terribly popular.

Written By Hana

June 17, 2019, 3:42 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

It feels like it might be time to give up and find another patron.

I haven't had the best luck so far. The patrons themselves have been great! They just have a way of /disappearing/. First there was Duke Leo, and he helped me with a lot of things; I even still have the coin he gave me. But he vanished. It took me most of a year before I broke the patronage and found a new patron. But Prince Talen offered funds and resources to help with my personal projects, so it was a good match. But now he's gone too, and it's silly of me to keep this patronage, just like before.

(What am I doing wrong? Is it Lycenes? Is that my mistake?)

Or maybe it's a chance to break with my past and walk a new path entirely. I've felt called to Jayus -- to the gods -- for years now. I've watched friends and family take their vows ever since I came to Arx. But there's always been some reason, some excuse, some fear of leaving things behind.

But what am I leaving behind? Being honest, it's unlikely I'll ever have children. I don't need wealth or possessions. I already spend most of my time outside of the shop at the Shrine of Jayus. I don't even know what holds me back any longer; is there some part of me that doesn't entirely want to let go of the Storied Blade? Even if I had to after taking vows, even if the store had to close, I'm certain I could find a workshop somewhere else to keep crafting.

But there's something in the back of my mind. Some fear, some thought I can't quite bring into focus, that makes me hesitate to take that step. I need to lure that fear out into the light, and see what it looks like.

Written By Michael

June 16, 2019, 11:49 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Miranda

It is unfortunate that the removal of some morsel of fowl let to the banning of a servant from Bisland Manor. Is it...a bit much? Perhaps. But it is a matter of honor that I uphold Lady Kaia Bisland's decision in the future. Consider the ban effective in perpetuity. And expect a gift basket.

Written By Caith

June 16, 2019, 11:22 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Tyche

Lady Tyche Inverno is a wonderful, engaging, fun woman. I am so happy to have her as my protege and I look forward to introducing her to the movers and shakers of the city. Plus, we are kitten buddies now -- what's not to love?!

Expect great things!

Written By Saoirse

June 16, 2019, 11:20 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Ah, the Lyceum:

Never dull.

Written By Aiden

June 16, 2019, 11:14 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Well well... that was intriguing.
The meeting went as according to plan and all parties are well informed.
I do hope, when he said he can make fires, he can. We'll need it.
Onwards then.

Written By Skye

June 16, 2019, 11:02 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Spring planning is busier this year. We've expanded the fishery, opened a few more plots of land and ship yard is gearing up to be a fine season. It's so easy to get consumed with the planning.

I find myself less inclined to go to social events, since it feels like more a chore. Smiling behind my fan as my steward breaks down each man by his lands and ventures. Measuring their blood lines like prized thoroughbreds. Discussing their social standing and penchant for scandal. Smiling and laughing, trying to stay engaged when really all I can think about is my pinching slippers.

Maybe I'll just let my brothers find happy matrimony. Let one of their heirs take my seat. Then I can focus on my work. It's far more satisfying than matters of the heart.

Written By Aureth

June 16, 2019, 10:38 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

At times, I look upon the world, and see how many people surround me who are little more than teenagers, and I wonder what times we have wrought by weighting our youth with such overbearing significance.

When I was 22, I would not have trusted me to lead you to the lavatory.

Written By Lisebet

June 16, 2019, 10:27 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

And here we go with another small party being planned. It is all Ronja's fault, though I note that Ryhalt and Clover are aiding and abetting. I have the best family on both sides!

Which is lovely because I am going to need a babysitter, I am certain. Maybe several, depending on how terrible my child is. I say that, because I've heard that a child is the opposite of its mother, and I was always a sweet natured and gentle baby.

Written By Jhond

June 16, 2019, 10:21 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Ooo! vague letters full of a lot of meaning. Fun times ahead.

Written By Corban

June 16, 2019, 10:14 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Jaenelle

How glad I am that the Grand Duchess has taken an interest in our work to honor the Lord Commander Dayne. The Lord Sistermander (Emeritus) may have been a jocular title that the King bestowed upon her, but the Grand Duchess is a fast ally of the King's Own and we are fortunate to have her (however informal) patronage.

Written By Shard

June 16, 2019, 10:12 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

There was a lot of scolding over the lecture and question answering the Imperial Emissary gave. And honestly, there were some people that even I think were being needlessly hostile, or, at the very least, very /unwisely/ hostile. That said, I've given it some thought, since.

Sometimes things need to be said. Sometimes things need to be challenged. Sometimes you can't do that in a very polite fashion. And sometimes it shouldn't be polite anyway. I think there's a balance that can be struck between fawning over someone and shouting over them.

I don't claim to have managed it, but I think it's possible.

Written By Helena

June 16, 2019, 10:10 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

It's been some time since I held a poetry reading, but it's time for another. I look forward as I always do to hearing the voices of our fair city give wings to fairer words.

The theme is The Thirteen, our gods and goddesses of the Pantheon. They need not be prayerful but inspired by in some way.

Of course, all poetry can fall under the auspice of Jayus, so all poetry is welcome, whether fitting the theme or not. Gods know I can never turn away an earnest effort at poetry. It makes my heart sing to hear it, whether novice or professional, rhyming or free verse, lyrical or narrative.

I hope to see new faces as well as the familiar.

Written By Galen

June 16, 2019, 10:04 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Book,

Its spring, thank the GODS! I've set out upon the waters as often as I can lately to either conduct business from my ship or to take people out on a leisure cruise along the coast. Whoever reads this, let this be a standing invitation that should you wish to take a leisure cruise along the coast (I suggest at sunset) I am more than willing to take you and your party out, provided I do not have some pressing matters at the time.

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