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Written By Garza

Dec. 25, 2016, 9:50 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Halsim

When someone mysterious tells you they want to speak to you in private... you hope they are ready to pay good coin.

Written By Garza

Dec. 25, 2016, 9:47 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Lyiana

Clothes are ready already. That was fast. Then again, I paid her in advance, so I ain't one to complain. I'll have them bring them over soon.

Written By Garza

Dec. 25, 2016, 9:45 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Leta

Small and a little strange, but she looks like she can take a beating. And sometimes, that's all it takes, to be able to take one in order to end up winning.

I'm hoping the Captain General nabs her. She'll be a good addition.

Written By Aurora

Dec. 25, 2016, 9:32 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Valery

Valery is someone employed by the Nightgold family. She is currently my very favorite alchemist as my old favorite alchemist now fits in a jar. No, that is not in poor taste, Horatio would have been quite amused by my joke. Anyway, back to Valery. She makes wonderful tea, and I find that she is quite enjoyable company when I am in the mood for company.

Written By Niccolo

Dec. 25, 2016, 9:16 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Donella

She is one of the most earnest persons I've met in Arx. Her worry for her people and the Compact is genuine, and she's forthcoming with information she thinks will help others in a way that is rarely seen these days. I think I rather like hers.

Written By Sudara

Dec. 25, 2016, 9:08 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Some unseasonal weather is rattling the shutters and thrumming rain against them, while I lurk within my cosy shelter and write by lamplight. Weekly scribing has become something of a routine for me, though I all too rarely find myself with time to enter anything into my white journal: the woes of turning out to be a great deal busier in Arx than I had ever anticipated being. But I have found myself with more ties as well as more duties than anticipated, and (in hope that a public declaration of such will spur me to strive to abide by it) must seek to spend more time with those about and for whom I care, as well as those who seek my aid.

Written By Bethany

Dec. 25, 2016, 8:57 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Percephon

"Oh, no, no. I'm still quite me, you see."

Written By Barric

Dec. 25, 2016, 8:51 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Silas

A young knight of the Mercier family, he has an amazing level of skill for one of his age. Recently, he's been training me in how to better fight with a sword and his lessons have been invaluable in increasing my skill and technique. I have far to go, but Sir Silas' assistance has been very welcomed. I appreciate his methods of showing rather than telling. Lectures on swords? No thank you! I know that whenever House Grayson will need the might of its fighting men and women, Sir Silas will be there.

Written By Khanne

Dec. 25, 2016, 8:27 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Another topic as of late, love. This one is much more difficult for me to ruminate on. I understand the base concept of it, for certain, but it is not something I have ever felt in a romantic sense. I lived a rather solitary life for a long time, which makes it fairly difficult to connect to a person, though I do of course have familial love for those I am related to, regardless of how seldom I saw them. Whitehold as well, I suppose I could say I love, for it is a place near and dear to my heart, one I miss rather immensely at times while suffering through the heat of Arx. Still though, there are aspects of the city I am growing fond of, slowly...

It is rather difficult though to try to define what love is. In ways, I believe it is an intellectual connection before it is a matter of the heart. Though, I have seen some that would appear to feel it first with body and perhaps not at all with mind. There are those who seem to act no different towards the one they claim to love than they would any other good friend or family member. Then, there are those who seem rather fickle, their care moving from one to another as fast as a bolt of lightning striking from the sky. After some time contemplating it and even speaking with others on the topic, I believe that it is entirely different for each person. This makes no ones definition of love wrong, even if it does not adhere to what others believe it is or should be. It is right for that individual, and they need just find those who are like-minded, understanding, or one or the both must compromise.

I cannot even imagine what it feels like to be in love with another; passionately, intimately, romantically in love. One person recently told me it is a rather exquisite sort of pain. It was described as a longing to be near, an aching when you are not, and should it end, a pain so deep and cutting it might as well be physical. This, to me, does not seem like something I would hope to feel. Pain is what I accept in battle, it is a necessity in training, it can feel good, make one feel alive... but should I ever allow myself to feel love, I do not think that is how I will feel it. And perhaps that is the key, should I ever allow myself. I certainly am not looking for it, and am not even sure I would recognize it if it found me. I am curious though, as I am about many things. Perhaps I shall continue my observations....

Written By Sigurd

Dec. 25, 2016, 8:15 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Audric

Man was losing a spar with me. Hired three bystanders to beat me to a pulp. Held on for a while, but eventually succumbed to the trickery.

Far from being upset, it just teaches me a lesson about dealing with Sellswords. I actually kind of like this man, perhaps I will hire him in the future.

Written By Anze

Dec. 25, 2016, 8:14 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

I just don't get people sometimes. Even ones I've known for decades, they can still confuse me.

At least blades are never confusing, I should just focus on that.

Written By Sigurd

Dec. 25, 2016, 8:11 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Aurora

How do I speak of one of the most complicated and (recently) sad people in Arx? She is fascinating, capable of the wittiest of verbal ripostes seemingly without noticing it. She is successful, running one of the best Clothier shops in Arx without breaking a sweat. But she has also had a recent run of horrible misfortune. I can only send her my best of wishes and let her handle her grief in her own way, hoping she returns to her old self.

Written By Fortunato

Dec. 25, 2016, 7:38 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

A colored sketch. A battered young man in battered leathers leans against a wall of eight battered pikes, his own pike firm in his scratched-up hands, its point angled upwards, sunwards. In front of the youth, a beat-down, gouged-up dirt expanse, blood-stained, fresh-blood-stained, site of a recent battle. Beyond the wall of pikes, a foggish darkness, creeping tendrils skyward, yes, even sunward, but the point of the youth's pike is sun-bright its own self. Ready.

Written By Dawn

Dec. 25, 2016, 7:11 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

The Bijoux, our palace's dungeons, were not invaded or compromised by a creature of shadow. For those who might have heard recent rumours and been concerned as to the security of the Crown, please be reassured. His Majesty was in no danger.

Written By Talen

Dec. 25, 2016, 6:55 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Eleyna

The Black Widow's reputation precedes her but the chance of danger seems worth it.

Written By Talen

Dec. 25, 2016, 6:50 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Blacktongue

My uncle continues to surprise me with the levels of depth he has. I am glad we are under one roof once more. If nothing else I enjoy seeing the aftermath of his victims.

Written By Talen

Dec. 25, 2016, 6:48 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Supposedly foxes can be trained to eat snakes. Poor Hiss. Let's hope he is faster.

Written By Belladonna

Dec. 25, 2016, 6:47 p.m.(6/25/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Philippe

Oh, my friend. This city is not going to be an enjoyable experience for you. I am glad that you chose a time when I am living here.

Written By Mason

Dec. 25, 2016, 6:22 p.m.(6/24/1005 AR)

I had no idea that infants could reach such distance when spitting up.

Also, a full nights sleep. I have taken advantage of that for so long and never thought about what it would be like losing it. I am now so very sorry for taking that for granted.

I feel like I can handle demons much better than a screaming infant. And oh my, Safiyyah has some lungs on her.

Written By Tobias

Dec. 25, 2016, 5:56 p.m.(6/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Aurelian

I like this man

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