Written By Nijah
Sept. 27, 2020, 9:33 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
The Softest Whisper Anisha was very kind, spoke with a warmth and was very welcoming of me into their ranks as an apprentice. This is only a single step in a much longer journey but with luck, the city will never forget me this time. I will make an impression that is not forgotten any time soon.
P.S. The scholars have informed me that my last line sounds "very sinister" and warned me it may send bad impressions. I guess I am just clarifying I mean that I will be doing good things. Like whisper work, or doing business. I am also going to be visiting your shrines to try to understand your gods. I am told that writing in journals is pleasing to Vellichor, so I have already taken the first steps!
Written By Richard
Sept. 27, 2020, 8:33 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Written By Lucita
Sept. 27, 2020, 8:27 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Written By Eithne
Sept. 27, 2020, 7:46 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Relationship Note on Aurora
Written By Eithne
Sept. 27, 2020, 7:45 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Relationship Note on Jeffeth
Written By Eithne
Sept. 27, 2020, 7:43 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
It wasn't easy to leave but have been blessed to have my family and Ferrando around to care for Carson. My beautiful Cari is six now and I can't believe how big she's grown. We have a lot of catching up to do. She's excited to have me home, too. We've got some big plans on the horizon and this is only the beginning.
To the future!
Written By Ravna
Sept. 27, 2020, 7:04 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Written By Medeia
Sept. 27, 2020, 6:56 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Right now, I want to focus on my gratitude. I am grateful to my wonderful friend who has stuck by me and never judged me for the things others might be unkind about, who seems to think I chose her as patron - but really she took a chance on me as protege, Lady Thea Malvici (who needs to throw around her Droungos General of Southport title more often - did you know she's General of the Phoenix Brigade? She is). Without her, there would have been no Golden Buckle Tourney to brighten spirits today.
Also, the tourney was made all the better by the contributions of Duke Harlan Ashford and Princess Valencia Velenosa. The duke provided the bull and animal handlers, while the princess offered her venue and made sure modifications tot he space were done in a timely fashion. Further, I need to thank Master Apollo Oakwood for his kindness in donating the door gifts and the prize - an ostentatious belt buckle. Further thanks goes to Lady Eirene Riven for coordinating medics that were onsite. Having such amazing help from all corners makes me feel like I must be doing something right.
Reader, if you see any of the riders out and about in the next few days, you should know that they are all amazing. They tried something new! They were brave and good-humored and impressive: Lady Thea Malvici, Lord Drake Wyvernheart, Princess Macda Grayson, Lady Neilda Saik, Mistress Asralyn, Archlector Hamish, Count Orrin Seliki, Count Domonico Magnotta, Scout Rowenova, and Lord Michael Bisland - with special congratulations to Lord Bisland for his astonishing win from lasting 19 seconds on the bull!
Lastly, thank you to everyone who came out to spectate. I'm so glad I had the chance to entertain you today. It was good to see so many in one place. A nice reminder of what it is that we aim to protect.
Written By Zyanya
Sept. 27, 2020, 6:51 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
awaits the wind's playful tug.
Its true bed is below.
Written By Archeron
Sept. 27, 2020, 6:41 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Written By Domonico
Sept. 27, 2020, 5:56 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Written By Viviana
Sept. 27, 2020, 5:49 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Time to take the Paramour back out to sea.
Written By Alessia
Sept. 27, 2020, 4:36 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Relationship Note on Monique
Written By Sydney
Sept. 27, 2020, 4:35 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Written By Kastelon
Sept. 27, 2020, 4:12 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
On the other hand, there's a good point to not being involved - being unencumbered for the evening lets you watch everything afoot. And her highness Valencia, gracious hostess as ever and kind friend that she is, showed me a fantastic spot for the next time I take in an event in her arena. Resolute doesn't seem to agree, but he is entitled to his opinions.
Written By Domonico
Sept. 27, 2020, 3:59 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Written By Valdemar
Sept. 27, 2020, 3:22 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Relationship Note on Mabelle
Written By Piccola
Sept. 27, 2020, 3:05 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Warriors are urged by the love of war. For them, the motivation is simple: war is a fascination to them, one for which they have been rewarded and punished alternately by the hands of the Gods.
Free citizens are prompted by a principle of duty. For them, the motivation is belonging: they are encouraged to engage in service to be part of the group body of loyal participants in the protection of their freedoms.
Subjects of authority are animated by necessity. For them, the motivation is survival: without their liege or his favor they and their families may be deprived of what little they have, and thus be forced into crime or a worse station.
For the remainder -- the timid but luxurious inhabitants of a declining kingdom -- they must be allured into the service by the hopes of profit, or compelled by the dread of punishment.
Written By Thea
Sept. 27, 2020, 2:50 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Written By Talwyn
Sept. 27, 2020, 2:45 p.m.(2/8/1014 AR)
Relationship Note on Michael
there'll be blood, whiskey and song.
Where men and women grit and sweat,
to see whose ride will go long.
First up the lovely Ladies,
mounting up for their quickly ride.
Halters on and knuckles white,
striding for victory and pride.
Next up the bucking bull,
as they drive men to the dirt.
Clinging on to make the time,
sometimes getting worse than hurt.
The brave young Lord Michael Bisland settles in,
rope tight around his hand.
So lonely there atop this girth,
but has to make his stand.
Does he chance this ride on death,
so grand is the first prize.
Having to ride with all he has,
there's thunder between his thighs.
The mighty bull snarls,
as the mirth turns to a hush.
Every eye upon the two,
as the crowd waits for the rush.
And then at the end of the day,
the time tallied, the wounds tended,
a new champion hailed, relations mended,
and in Michael's hands -- the Champion's Buckle lifted.
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