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Written By Reine

March 19, 2017, 11:18 p.m.(2/15/1006 AR)

Again, I say, nobility is all talk talk talk. They wanna read that I said to go fuck themselves, they can read that. I said they can shut up about their talk of charity.

Again, that little noble wants to pick fights with commoners, very nobly, over white journals. Talking, instead of doing.

In the meantime, another commoner and the Faith, who actually cares about charity, sent me money to eat tonight.

See what I mean, Arx?

Written By Killian

March 19, 2017, 11:01 p.m.(2/15/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Reese

Princess Reese is amongst the most honorable and decent people I know, and to hear that some fool may have called either her honor or decency into question fills me with a true anger. I know not the events, for certain, that transpired. I know certainly though the nature of the Grayson Princess, and I can stand resolutely firm in my belief that if she bears any fault, it is the fault of caring too much and trying too hard to protect others. Truly, no good deed shall ever pass unpunished.

Written By Ford

March 19, 2017, 11:01 p.m.(2/15/1006 AR)

What's that? The nobility can go fuck themselves because they distribute their money among those who need it? As opposed to just giving it to you directly?

Gods, the nerve.

Imagine, if the nobility went around giving their money to ONLY the people who need it.(read: think they need it) Or, if they went around givin-- wait a minute. I know what you're thinking, 'Why Ford, what you're describing sounds an awful lot like a charity!'

By Jove, you're right. What I'm describing -is- a fucking charity.

You're not special. You don't deserve more because you think you should. If you're truly in need, you'll get your share. Like all the other people who need it just as much as you. But if you, even after all that, think that you still deserve more. Don't complain to the nobility. Tell it to the people who also need help and assistance. I'm sure they'd love to hear how you're better than them.

But what do I know? I'm just nobility.

Written By Frederik

March 19, 2017, 10:59 p.m.(2/15/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Valencia

Princess Valencia Redrain is everything Frederik expects of a Velenosian fox, all smiles and pretty words hiding, Lord Steelhart suspects, ulterior motives. Still, Frederik certainly doesn't see her as an enemy.

Written By Killian

March 19, 2017, 10:58 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

It is strange, I suppose that I ought to feel different somehow, but yet I wake up each morning and feel much the same as I always have. Nothing seems to have changed. Nothing seems..different..except perhaps that I give more reflection to the will of the gods than I had before.

I pray that I will not be the disappointment that I have always been, yet again. That I will be equal to the task before me, and even should I fall, leave my family and loved ones safer than when the task began.

Written By Isabeau

March 19, 2017, 10:48 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

For one brief moment, we were all equal.

For one brief moment, we were all united.

For one brief moment, we were all bound together by a vision of Nothing. Waking or sleeping, we dreamt of destruction the likes of which we have never experienced. The horror of it was complete. No matter the outcome of the siege on our horizon, Death waits for us all. The hour may not be known to us, but the result of each life is always the same.

I pray that when Death comes for me, I am older, wiser, grayer... and ready.

Written By Edda

March 19, 2017, 10:44 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Esoka

The old bloodlines of the Wood may be as tangled as vines and as tall as trees, but I know that somewhere in that grove of sires, Esoka is one of those ivies that tangles with mine. I've known her for a long time, and she is a bold, familiar presence in even the oddest of places. She's earned my loyalty time and again.

Written By Esoka

March 19, 2017, 10:41 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Edda

Solid as a mountain, and very nearly as tall. I feel very far from my roots many days, but Edda always makes me feel grounded in where I come from, and where I have found myself in these strange times. My blood, my tribeswoman, my fellow woman-at-arms in House Riven.

Written By Eirlys

March 19, 2017, 10:40 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Now as ever when battle is close or around us. I send up prayers to the spirits. Keep those who fight with us safe, keep us safe, please help us protect those in need of protection. Please lend me the strength to help those I owe my fealty to. Those that I care about. I am not asking for glory, I am asking for strength. Please Spirits, Gods of Old, and those of New that are willing to hear this heathen's prayers, please lend me strength, please lend our people strength. This isn't about who was born where, or what station in life we were born into. Day to day problems aren't something to worry over at the moment. Right now, we need to be one, so that we can stop that which is trying to kill us. Please help this happen for all of us. For the City. We need you more than ever now, Spirits, Gods of Old and the Gods of the Faith. Please don't leave us now.

This is Eirlys heathen Greenmarch, praying for your help.

Written By Fiachra

March 19, 2017, 10:34 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

I think I've created a monster. It seems to have become a compulsion for a certain princess of my acquaintance to... shall we say, procure me samples of my favourite brand of whiskey. Samples being entire bottles, and the procurement involving her simply absconding with them. Presumably when no one is looking. At least, when she's sober. She's much less repentant or circumspect when drunk.

At least she's an adorable monster.

Written By Calliope

March 19, 2017, 10:28 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

It seems that the view from the bottom up is not always the same as the view from the top down. Things get confused, somewhere in the middle. A shame really. Hopefully things will straighten themselves out with no further intervention required.

Written By Barric

March 19, 2017, 10:25 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Valerius

My soon to be brother in law. I don't know much about him but he seems a decent man and Lark seems to like him well enough. All in all, good enough, right? We'll see how he fits in but I'm sure it'll be fine.

Written By Calliope

March 19, 2017, 10:24 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Valdemar

My cousin is a constant surprise. Although, I do believe he thinks the worst of me. I am not an emotionless mercenary ambition-filled woman. I acknowledge some 'ambition', but truly, even my title seems meaningless of late. So I may as well do as my family wishes, and marry well. What alternatives are there?

Still, I will use my skills to try to figure the answer to his question. And I will probably abide by his limitations. Probably.

Written By Aurora

March 19, 2017, 10:19 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

I don't usually drink. Normally never, actually. So when I agreed to be a judge in a drinking contest, I thought it was going to be watching other people drink and not an actual drink contest in which I would have to taste samples of other people's concoctions. It turned out well, I didn't fall down, and I was flirted with by a man who asked me to dance. All in all, I think my charm lessons are working.

Written By Khanne

March 19, 2017, 10:09 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Edelma

Dame Edelma Pierce has arrived in Arx, and I had the fortune of meeting her recently. She is a delightful person, Sword of Giant's Reach, coming with the Sanna family who are vassals to the Halfshav. I have offered to help her as much I can. With so many of our families and houses busy with the siege, it is important to lend a hand to others when needed, especially those new to the city I know how different it feels here. I look forward to getting to know her better, and hope I am afforded the opportunity soon.

Written By Moira

March 19, 2017, 10:07 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

It is days like this one, that I am reminded why I believe my family is the best. There is much that we still face in our future, but I believe together we can work through it as a whole. True family, is good for one's soul.

Written By Franco

March 19, 2017, 9:47 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

A city under siege, well. That's what Arx is going to be. I wonder how much of it I'll note. Likely less than I should, if I have the ability to find whiskey where I can. From what I've heard, that's likely for the best, considering my ability to contribute in particular. But, then, maybe I'll have to find excitement one cold night. Mores the pity, if that's the case.

Written By Reine

March 19, 2017, 9:42 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

I'll say it once and I'll say it again. Nobility is all talk, talk, talk. You wanna go around patting yourself on the back for charity? You might at least throw some silver towards someone who could really use it in the meantime, who is starving in the Lower Boroughs.

And by that, I mean myself, don't I.

Otherwise, you lot can keep your stupid talk about charity to yourself.

Written By Sylvie

March 19, 2017, 9:39 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Juliet

Lady Juliet Fidante is a rare treasure, even amongst Lycenes, in how generous she is. If only I were able to warn her earlier about those that would treat her ill--. But I can promise, I will warn her in the future and protect her how I am able.

Written By Sylvie

March 19, 2017, 9:36 p.m.(2/14/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Lark

We are so different, but we have a lot of the same understandings, the Crown Princess Lark Grayson and myself. I only hope that I can do right by her, as a Whisper and mayhap as a friend, in helping her wedding be something worthy of the joining of two houses and of the Princess of Bastion.

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