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Written By Belladonna

Nov. 20, 2016, 6:09 p.m.(3/4/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Sudara

No one has such a Voice as I, I think. I did not know the value of my decision when I made it, but I certainly appreciate it now.

Written By Belladonna

Nov. 20, 2016, 6:06 p.m.(3/4/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Alrec

I think that Setarco was good for him. I do hope that he forgives me for chaining him to the shore, but I cannot afford to be without his perspective.

Written By Alis

Nov. 20, 2016, 5:59 p.m.(3/4/1005 AR)

It's amazing what a good sparring match (even if you wind up flat on your ass), followed by a nice cup of tea and talk with a like minded individual can do for the equilibrium. I highly recommend it to anyone.

And coffee. Coffee may well become my new morning vice. I would never have made it to the training center and then tea without that.

Written By Calypso

Nov. 20, 2016, 5:47 p.m.(3/4/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Alis

I had the opportunity to really sit and talk with Princess Alis recently. It is a rare moment when one finds such a like minded individual. Her voice at the Military meeting rang true for me with every word. A desire for unity, for looking past the grievances of old and turning instead towards the future we have to face. I hope that in the coming weeks and months our friendship will strengthen and I can count her among my allies.

Written By Natalia

Nov. 20, 2016, 5:01 p.m.(3/4/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Joscelin

Jeweler.

She is also the new guildmistress and all that comes with that added stress. I am not sure she realized that part of the station. While there have been bumps, I do believe that I would call her a friend.

Written By Natalia

Nov. 20, 2016, 4:59 p.m.(3/4/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

I have found the High Lord to be what one might expect of him. He has been honest in giving me his truth and not to beat around the bush at all. I admire that in him. He does not enjoy that I call him the Hero High Lord, but in a world full of shadows; it is good there may be some light.

Written By Natalia

Nov. 20, 2016, 4:57 p.m.(3/4/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Juliet

Ah, both the rose and the scandal. I believe that she loves both of these things. While she laid her confession at my feet, it was not a thing to truly feel guilt over. She amuses me and I have come to enjoy our conversations; when life is not pulling at us and people not calling our time away. Lady of Roses and Lady of Scandal, I believe she is what one thinks when they think of her people.

Written By Natalia

Nov. 20, 2016, 4:54 p.m.(3/4/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Dagon

The more time I spend with the man, the more I see sides of him that I did not before. This is not a bad thing. I find myself enjoying his presence and sometimes seeking his insight. I am sure from here, my respect can only grow.

Written By Natalia

Nov. 20, 2016, 4:49 p.m.(3/4/1005 AR)

Altruistic

This word has been playing upon my mind recently. I am turning it around in my head. Some will say that there is not a true altruistic act. That even in charity one receives the good feelings that stops it from being selfless.

In my time in the city I have thrown galas and parties. I know that to some it seems like a flighty move on my part. A princess with no concern but partying, but I feel that there should be something to rejoice. Something to remind people that life is meant to be enjoyed. To be savored. We have but one of them.

I have attempted to meet with everyone for teas. It is an urge to learn what composes a person and perhaps allow it to in turn affect me. A friendly face perhaps. A learned and shared connection that would not have been realized.

I have assisted in a purchase of a shop to ensure the livelihood of a person. I have clothed people that had no funds to do so. I have checked to see if families, even outside my own ward, needed help or assistance.

Even through this, I find myself questioning. Is it that I was doing this to feel better? Is it that I was doing this to help? I have not always made the best decisions and I would admit that. I am not skilled for war. I do not understand the military tactics that others than me grasp with alarming clarity. It leaves me uncertain how to help the city, the people and those that I come in contact with.

It is not that I am flighty, at least, I hope I am not viewed as such. It is more I am trying to help, but uncertain where I fit in to do so. I have sought those I trust in times of conflict to help me to find resolution. It has not always been a good turn out. I have slowly started filtering who I can trust and it makes me in turn wonder if I am trustworthy.

How does one become trustworthy? For do we all not think we are doing the right thing, even when we are not? It is just after all is revealed that we can see the error. That error is not shown to us if we continue to stride in half-truths and shadowed deceptions. It is hard to know where to step when the light is shone only where you are standing and people are hinting what direction to go without clarity.

So I wonder what makes a person a good person? Is it the acts that they perform when the eyes are upon them? Or is it the acts that they do without a public display? Does it make you good to clothe those that do not have the means, or is that a silly notion in times of war? As well what do you do when you are not suited for war but support those that are, yet in that support it is shadowed and thus not seen? So then do you appear disinterested and that you do not care?

Some days I find myself with more questions than I have answers. I think this day is one of those.

Written By Darren

Nov. 20, 2016, 3:09 p.m.(3/3/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Dawn

She is Lady Regent now. The ultimate decision was no surprise to me, though. Here is a woman whose grace and good nature helped unite all the Houses to support her and lift her into this new role. I have no doubt that she'll succeed as Regent, and will continue to do everything necessary to promote the good of the Compact as a whole.

Written By Darren

Nov. 20, 2016, 3:05 p.m.(3/3/1005 AR)

The Assembly is finally behind us, but the news that was uncovered there stays fresh in our present and threatens to severely alter our future. The city is abuzz, as is expected, but outside of Arx there is nothing but silence. We've only just begun to shed light upon the shadowy corners, where information and knowledge was long kept from us.

But we need to stay steady, stay calm. Fear has run rampant and is palpable in the air, but we need to stay strong together so that we can weather the oncoming storm. Let us not be reckless now.

Written By Ianthe

Nov. 20, 2016, 2:27 p.m.(3/3/1005 AR)

There is a reason that I don't try to involve myself overmuch in the personal affairs of others unless it is requested. If the result is offending one I considered a good friend, then I think I'm right that people should only be offered assistance if they ask.

Written By Lark

Nov. 20, 2016, 2:25 p.m.(3/3/1005 AR)

I’ve purchased a horse. A gelding. Very beautiful golden creature and gentle of demeanor. I don’t ride. It has never interested me and as it so happens, he cannot be ridden. The two of us crossed paths on one of my routine visits to a little plebeian boy whom I organized a new home for after the Tragedy in the lower boroughs. Although it has been several years, (My has he grown!) displaced children have a tendency to disappear if no one is keeping out a watchful eye. I know that too well.


At any rate, the poor thing was scheduled to be put out of his misery due to injury. (The horse, not the boy!) I happen to have it on the best authority that the issue can be remedied with time and patience. I’ve taken to calling him my little Pinenut.

Written By Alrec

Nov. 20, 2016, 2:07 p.m.(3/3/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Belladonna

My duchess has returned to the city. It seems my work is no longer so laid back. Her careless manner and thirst for excitement is not something I missed. But I did miss her just not the trouble she brings. I'll have to brief the guards on shadowing lesson and so she doesn't even know they are there.

Written By Alrec

Nov. 20, 2016, 2:05 p.m.(3/3/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Max

A request for help from an old friend in his business. I think this might be worth doing and I will have to speak to my sailor to do this errand. It will pay off nicely.

Written By Kima

Nov. 20, 2016, 1:59 p.m.(3/3/1005 AR)

Count Darkwater had delivered a sample of his Black Mountain coffee to me this morning. Between the messenger and one of the ever helpful servants of House Malvici, someone took the time to actually brew the blend and sought to gently wake me with its delicious aroma. Thus woken, I was treated to an enticingly hot beverage on a cold start to the day.

Written By Leola

Nov. 20, 2016, 1:54 p.m.(3/3/1005 AR)

I'm not precisely sure how ... I won an art competition. Against artists! I think perhaps the judges thought my entry was sweet. I don't know.

Five. Thousand. Silver. I ... FIVE THOUSAND SILVER. I could buy ... well. Almost anything. I could get a bow for that. I should get a bow.

Written By Max

Nov. 20, 2016, 1:47 p.m.(3/3/1005 AR)

One love of my life never lets me down.

Coffee.

Always there. Always strong. Always black as the darkest night.

Thank the gods.

Written By Pietro

Nov. 20, 2016, 12:26 p.m.(3/3/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Vincere

If you are not going to play the game BY THE RULES, you shouldn't play the game in the first place!

Now I'm going to have to go back through your white journals and see if you have any other poignant little messages for me, you rascal.

Written By Pietro

Nov. 20, 2016, 12:25 p.m.(3/3/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Donella

The most perfectly winsome and charming of any punch to the face I've ever taken.

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