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Written By Julea

Jan. 15, 2017, 2:33 a.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Serafine

I think you are on to something: Exclusive night time tours of the catacombs, complete with rotting corpses, that pungent smell of decaying flesh, and the adding thrill of nearly getting getting flattened by a wall of rock, or entrails ripped out by walking skeletons.

Written By Serafine

Jan. 15, 2017, 1:51 a.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

I wonder if I can start charging for the experience of stabbing a Bringer. Like some kind of tourism thing.

Come to Arx! Stab a Bringer! With bonus shambling corpse option!




No?

Written By Calypso

Jan. 15, 2017, 1:22 a.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Freja

I'm very glad Anze pulled you out of your room kicking and screaming. I miss my friend and confidant. My twin. I'm lost here with out my back up, Freja! Life in the city is not as easy as I've let on.

I was serious when I said I'd barge in to your room with a bottle of whiskey, too. I'll do it!

Written By Ainsley

Jan. 15, 2017, 12:01 a.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

I'm beginning to think that I smell, which is perplexing because I'm pretty sure that I bathe regularly.

Written By Alistair

Jan. 14, 2017, 11:44 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

I have lived more then half my life outside the walls of Arx, outside the embrace and comforts of civilization. I have seen the terrors that lurk in the woods that are far more then a howl of a wolf. When I came to Arx and became a Prodigal I quickly learned what I saw with my own eyes was only "Myth" and "Superstition".

Now the same people that mocked me or would call me madman eagerly prepare to face their "new" foe.

A part of me is bitter, and the other is eager to join them.

I only hope it is not to late.

Written By Aureth

Jan. 14, 2017, 11:29 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

That was the single most disturbing experience of my life.

And I think I'm going to try to find a way to make it worse.

Written By Pietro

Jan. 14, 2017, 11:26 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

The duel of Duke Leo and Sir Talen was a brilliant match of swordplay that I was honored to be at hand for. I will stand at Leo Fidante's back for anything after what he has done for me and mine, in friendship; but especially to uphold his honor.

Three cheers for Duke Leo and the Grand Duchess Esera. That wedding is going to slay!

Hopefully not literally.

Written By Silas

Jan. 14, 2017, 11:18 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Zhayla

I still feel a little bad for turning on her at the end of the melee, but with how hard she swings that expertly-crafted sword of hers I knew I would be in for a fight and Lord Ansel - while undoubtedly a skilled fighter - wasn't likely to challenge me any more than Duke Niccolo did (mind you, he still did, but in a far less painful manner!)

And sure enough, she just needed to get past my guard a few times and I was done for. No amount of steel plate could save me and I could not knock her out before she could hit me; that was the ultimate plan.

Still, I have no regrets, and I applaud her victory.

Written By Belladonna

Jan. 14, 2017, 10:28 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Elonso

I am painfully disappointed in you.

Written By Serafine

Jan. 14, 2017, 10:05 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Tristan

Good with horses. Not a big fan of nobility but eh, can't blame him.

Can't think of a finer hand at handling the horses, though.

Written By Serafine

Jan. 14, 2017, 10:02 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Tristram

Has a bow. Good aim.

Written By Serafine

Jan. 14, 2017, 10:01 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Roland

Also, you don't expect a man with that much plate to have such a deft touch at bandages.

Written By Zhayla

Jan. 14, 2017, 10 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

A copy of a letter that Zyala wrote with the help of the scribes has been left in her journal. Some of the approaches to spelling and punctuation are a little creative:

Dear Sir First Captain Rymarr:

This is my first letter I've ever written anyone! I asked one of the scholars what to do and they are helping me, but I'm writing it on my own, so if I get anything wrong it's my fault, not theirs. Since you told me to write you to tell you what I'm doing and what I've learned, here's what I've done in the last few days:

I finally finished setting up my room, I think. The Marquessa let me have my pick of items in storage at the Deepwood Manor. I have so many pictures of all kinds of things! Some of them are places I recognize, or look like places I recognize, anyway, but there's a lot of them that I don't recognize at all. I don't know what else to do with all the space so I've put a bunch of rocks I like on the windowsill and desk. What do you do with your space?

I fought in the melee organized by Lady Calypso. I saw Leta there and someone else that I later learned was Lord Commander Silas, except he said that we were the only commoners there, except he's a Lord? I thought he was a commoner, anyway, so when I saw two people fighting him I asked if Silas minded if I fought one of them. Except the guy I fought didn't actually have any armor on, so after I hit him twice I didn't want to hit him anymore. He was actually really, really, really hard to hit. He must be very good. After that I fought some big northerner that I'm pretty sure I fought before, but he was totally silent, and it was a little weird. I think he would have beaten me if like three other people weren't fighting him at the same time. After that I think it was basically just the Lord Commander, me, and someone else, and they both started fighting me instead of each other! I didn't want to fight the Lord Commander, who I thought wasn't a Lord Commander, so I was trying to hit the other guy. I got very lucky and managed to take him out of the fight. After that it was me and Silas and he just kept hitting me and hitting me and I couldn't get past his guard at all until all of a sudden I did in two big hits and then I won. It was very strange and a little scary and honestly I probably need to go see the healers still, although they did a very good job after. How do you find healers?

I went to the Shrine of Gloria, too, and talked to this tremendously stern looking woman who answered a bunch of my questions, but maybe not in a way I'm entirely satisfied with. I don't know if there any good answers to my questions.

The idea of honor is such a funny thing. Like I didn't want to fight that guy without armor after hitting him twice, because if I hit him again it could have really hurt him, so was fighting someone else honorable, or just smart, because if he did get hurt, I'd get blamed? And I still don't see what's honorable about sparing someone just so that they can go on to hurt others. I think it's selfish to hold your own idea of honor above the wellbeing of others. Sometimes the right thing to do isn't the honorable thing, but I didn't want to tell her I thought that.

I'm really looking forward to telling the Marquessa I won, but I don't want it to sound like I'm bragging. Not too much. Just bragging a little. How should I tell her, do you think?

Hope you are having a good day doing knight things. You should tell me about them!

Zhayla

Written By Serafine

Jan. 14, 2017, 9:59 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Roland

This man discovered today that talking to a Bringer is always an option. But it resorts to violence the moment you decide you're not on their team.

Because then, to the Bringer, if you aren't with them, then you are an obstacles.

Also, of note? Those fuckers are -fast-. On horses, we'd not have made it. Tristan would have because he's part horse and the beasties listen to him, but the rest of us would have been jam.

Written By Zhayla

Jan. 14, 2017, 9:59 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Rymarr

Sir First Captain Rymarr of the King's Own. The King's Own are supposed to be the best fighters and the best knights around, and he was very kind to the Marquessa, and she likes him too.

He thinks I should learn to ride, which seems like a terrible idea, because horses are 1000 feet tall, and said that I should talk to really important people, including a _LEGATE_. He's probably spent too much time being a Sir First Captain if he thinks that's normal, but he said I should write him letters to tell him what I'm learning, so I will.

Written By Anze

Jan. 14, 2017, 9:58 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Freja

She's so adorable when she gets all huffy.

Written By Cassius

Jan. 14, 2017, 9:45 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

I hear the elves have arrived.

I will not go see them. I will hope that the rest of you all take good notes.

Lord Cassius Nightgold, KoS

Written By Sigurd

Jan. 14, 2017, 8:04 p.m.(9/1/1005 AR)

My brother soon returns. For all of the...Issues we have had in the past? He is a powerful intellect, a fierce will, and a keenly perceptive one. I, and my House, will have need of all of those qualities and more before all is said and done.

And I need him, more than I might otherwise admit, were I not into my second bottle of this delightful whiskey. Buy smart, buy Nightgold Whiskey.

Written By Mydas

Jan. 14, 2017, 6:31 p.m.(8/28/1005 AR)

Soon I'll see the capital again. I hope its peoples, for there are many such nations under the Crown, will be if not as I left them, then just as strong and ready to face the challenges the Gods cast in our way, for merit and worth to be revealed within the heart of the true. And on a more personal note, I hope to find my family well.

Written By Freja

Jan. 14, 2017, 6:06 p.m.(8/28/1005 AR)

If it isn't the drink that will kill me, then it will be me stepping on a broken bottle and bleeding out.

Long story short, Anze dragged me out of the estate today. It must have been quite the amusing spectacle for the guards with how I kicked and punched.

I want to leave and vanish into the snows, forget my name and the responsibilities tied to it, but my family and dreams simply won't allow it....Anze in particular.

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