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Written By Kael

July 9, 2017, 4:12 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Fatima

As Keaton Hall nears completion, I cannot help but reflect on those who have aided either directly or indirectly in its creation. One particular individual, Princess Fatima Thrax, Voice of Thrax, was a pleasure to negotiate with in trade dealings and always swift and fair. I will remember this in my future dealings. I will also remember that invitation to dinner.

Written By Valery

July 9, 2017, 3:31 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

I was on the celebration of Lord Fergus and Lady Marian.
The music and the dance were so beautiful...

I was dancing with someone I didn't know. That's an improvement, isn't it?

Written By Kael

July 9, 2017, 3:16 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Shae

Cousin. I hope that you are pleased that I snorted and disturbed the quiet scholar next to me when I read your journal. Moira? Really? I dare not ask the details on how that came about.

Written By Merek

July 9, 2017, 3:07 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

The future Queen seems to be a nice person from what I've gathered. I'm really interested in learning more about the elves generally, but not sure quite how to approach them.

Written By Caelis

July 9, 2017, 3:02 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

Family dinner was delightful, doubly so for the events prior to it. It's been a little over a year since I moved to the city of Arx at the request of Lady General Calypso. A year of getting to be close to my cousins again, a year of staying in one city more than traveling about as I had become accustomed to. There are days I miss my wandering, but I have learned so much staying close to the family and meeting people I would likely not often cross paths with so often at sea. I look forward to what my next year in Arx will bring, with any luck more family to hold dear as it seems my cousins are all looking to wed.

May your hopes find safe harbors

Written By Duarte

July 9, 2017, 3 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

The ship is a day away from Arx. I have had time on the deck, lounging about and regaining the colour of my skin, putting weight back on and spending some time thinking about what the future that has has it's framework laid out for me. At no point in the years that I have pledged service to Pravus and the Inquisition did I think that I would be more than chief minister. Never once did I really see myself as more than the son of a cobbler who couldn't keep him mouth shut enough to not offend.

I learned a great deal from that. Things that my brothers failed to heed and cost them their lives. I presume it has cost them both their lives. But now the cobblers son is a Count. Bravura is beautiful and I opted to not reveal myself as I walked it's streets to take the pulse of it. To see for myself how the city is handling itself in the wake of the leadership change. These people are the ones that I was raised with. She wanted me off the frontlines, and yet, she has done quite the opposite. She's placed me on the frontlines of just a different war. One that has not so physical wounds but there are weapons that I wait to see if I am just as equipped to deal with. It will be a matter of time I think, before someone will rise to challenge the Duchess in her choice of those she appointed to Nilanza, Bravura and Inverno. It will be a matter of time before they question her actions.

I have a few months maybe.

A few months before the title hunters come and I must choose someone that can stand up to the other one. Someone who won't bleed to badly under her claws. It'll take them that long to realize it exists I think. Though, I would argue what would stop me from appointing Orland my heir. Who doesn't want a scowly pimply faced teenager as their heir.

Written By Khanne

July 9, 2017, 2:31 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

Congratulations to Fergus and Marian for their marriage.

Congratulations to Anze and Calypso for their upcoming wedding.

Congratulations to Darren and Donella for theirs as well.

Seems Redrain men are rather adept at finding wonderful women to marry. I look forward to getting to know each of them more so than I already do. I wish them all the happiness in the world, and may the Gods and the Spirits alike, bless their unions.

Congratulations too to those I do not know who have recently spoken here of impending nuptials, or even possibilities. May everything work out for all those involved whether it be love or political alliance, or combinations thereof.

Written By Calypso

July 9, 2017, 10:59 a.m.(10/20/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Anze

Our contract is signed and we need only perform the ceremony now to be joined as family.

This is a private thought but I thought it pertinent to share publicly. I am well aware of your reputation with the Crown and some of the Compact even still. You are seen as brash, selfish and even dangerous to some. And perhaps there was a time where that was true. But in the year and then some I have waited by your side, I have seen your true nature. You are passionately loyal to whatever you devote yourself to. I have seen you give selflessly over and over this past year. To the Shamans to the Faith, to my family and their causes and to yours. You have devoted your existence to making your wrongs right again and I could not be prouder of the redemption you've achieved through this.

Anyone who is humble enough to accept their punishments willingly, and take the opportunity to learn and grow from their mistakes, is a strong person in my eyes. None of us is perfect. It is how we step forward that makes us who we are.

I know you care very little about what others see you as, but I hope some day they will let your past transgressions go and see you for the man you are now.

Written By Agnarr

July 9, 2017, 9:49 a.m.(10/20/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Fergus

Didn't realize I'd missed the wedding. Shame.

Written By Ford

July 9, 2017, 3:22 a.m.(10/20/1006 AR)

It's been some time since I've written a journal scholar. Forgive me.

A lot has happened since my last journal, a great deal. Family has come to the city, family has left the city. But most importantly, things that I never would have considered..

Okay, let me specify, I don't really see myself as the type to be desired for marriage. There have been a few who have proposed such notion and even someone I pursued personally for a marriage. Those who sought me out.. I got the impression they weren't interested in me, only in the position I held and the position they would attain once that ring was placed on their finger. Not all, mind, but many.

The one I wanted, was unattainable, she was out of my reach. Do I still want her? Yes, without a doubt. Is it realistic or feasible? No.. it isn't. It hurts my heart to admit as such, but I cannot have the one that I want.

That being said, scholar, the one who.. through pure circumstance and chance, may be the right one for me. She is smart. She is clever. She is beautiful. And most important of all? She's unafraid of the responsibilities therein of the position of Marquessa. I'm excited by the prospect. I barely know her, but I want, I crave to know more. But I am not afraid to admit, that I'm terrified. I'm scared by the notion of marrying and spending the rest of my life with someone I don't know as well as I should. That won't stop me, however, from doing my utmost from learning as much as I can from and about this woman. She is as much intriguing and unknown to me as can be.

Is it possible to be both excited and scared to death in the same breath? If it is, that is what I'm feeling. But I'm optimistic.

Anyway, stop looking over my shoulder, scholar, you're making me nervous.

Written By Mirari

July 9, 2017, 2:37 a.m.(10/20/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Costas

My Costas has a steady hand, and a cunning mind. He's still intense, however. But such is the way of Costases.

Written By Mirari

July 9, 2017, 2:25 a.m.(10/20/1006 AR)

There's something meditative about working with steel. Melting it down from its original form and into something that can be shaped, molded, and sharpened. There's something beautiful about the points of a pair of hairpins. I think I shall work on more.

Written By Mirari

July 9, 2017, 2:24 a.m.(10/20/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Isabeau

Honeyed Iris: Iris, Lavender, Honey.

Written By Shae

July 8, 2017, 6:33 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Kael

We found a new name! An M one. Moira. I really like that one.

Written By Shae

July 8, 2017, 6:31 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Eirlys

I can't express enough how delighted I am that I met Eirlys. I hope she realizes she just made a new friend, that might drive her mad, but hopefully, it is the good mad! She is going to introduce me to Kieran too, her War Elk, and teach me how to ride one. And even help me get one if I decide I would like one!

Thank you for making my first day in Arx perfect.

Written By Shae

July 8, 2017, 6:28 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Gaston

Gaston would fit in well in Oakhaven. He should be less worried about being part of the pack, too. Though perhaps it would be best if he formed his own pack. Titus is a very good start to that. I can see that he is well cared for and loved. That says a lot.

Written By Shae

July 8, 2017, 6:17 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

I arrived in Arx yesterday evening, and was so happy to have gotten to see my cousins, Kael, Lorien, and Reigna! Having them here will make it less lonely and strange. I'm going to miss home, the forests, all the hounds, the people. My friends. But helping my family is important, and I want to help us grow and show the other houses just how skilled we are when it comes to training hounds, and how good of huntsmen we are too.

Part of me wishes I had brought one of my hounds with me, but it was better to leave them. I had already broken up our pack enough, there was no need to do so further. But! Gaston has kindly agreed to let me help in training his wolfhound, Titus. I am very happy for that. And Eirlys has offered to teach me to ride a WAR ELK! I am so excited about that. I am very glad I met both of them. Not only do I have my family, but I have already made some friends here.

Written By Edward

July 8, 2017, 6:03 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Marian

I wish you and your husband the best with a long life together.

Written By Marian

July 8, 2017, 6:02 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Darren

Thank you for the speech welcoming me into your family. I look forward to serving Redrain. You have my oath of fealty and my love as a cousin-in-law. I look forward to discovering everything this new chapter of my life brings.

Written By Marian

July 8, 2017, 5:56 p.m.(10/19/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Fergus

I am Princess Marian Redrain now!

Much love for my family in Greenmarch and Valardin. I am now the happy wife of Prince Fergus Redrain.

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