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Written By Viktarkim

Oct. 7, 2016, 9:09 p.m.(10/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Tobias

Lord Telmar, Commander of Crimson Blades. He is a man I need to know better and whom has also offered to improve my skill with the blade.

Written By Viktarkim

Oct. 7, 2016, 9:07 p.m.(10/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Mason

Prince of Ahj'on, married to Princess Lou Grayson. Strange but very friendly man who has given me warm welcome. He is a researcher, I gather.

Written By Viktarkim

Oct. 7, 2016, 9:03 p.m.(10/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Silas

Knight of House Grayson. Seems a solid man, definitely knows the blade better than I - and he's agreed to teach me to become better.

Written By Viktarkim

Oct. 7, 2016, 9:01 p.m.(10/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Rook

House Grayson Courtier and an interesting man. Never ran into anyone quite like him before. There is much I need to learn from him to better serve this House.

Written By Viktarkim

Oct. 7, 2016, 8:57 p.m.(10/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Freja

Very interesting Redrain Princess. Prickly pride, fast to misconstrue and take offense. I have been sent to learn things from her and if possible, to better knit ties between House Grayson and Redrain. I never imagined myself an envoy but I must learn many new things.

Written By Isolde

Oct. 7, 2016, 8:08 p.m.(10/12/1004 AR)

I'm not sure which I'm more excited for... the festival, or the upcoming Mirror's Masquerade. I always get that fluttery, squishy feeling in my gut around this time of year. Perhaps I should put that admission in my Black Journal, to maintain my -obviously- cruel, heartless, evil monster reputation. That is still what people are saying, yes?

Written By Morrighan

Oct. 7, 2016, 5:30 p.m.(10/12/1004 AR)

So today I received a missive from Prince Fergus who offered to spar me in the training center. An opportunity to brawl? Count me in. Turns out I might regret that later - it all depends on how much I'm hurting tomorrow morning. To be certain, I learned much from the fight, and I think I'm going to take a page from Ida's book (I think it was Ida) and put a hiatus on learning how to work with different textiles. So, no seasilk for a while, but I'll get back to that, eventually. For now I think I'm going to rest up and go back to work on orders for the shop. I hope I can move, tomorrow. The Prince hits -hard-....and he whacked me on the back of the head. Going to pay him back for that. Maybe I'll put those flamboyant feathers in his hat, or on the ass of his pants. Remember who tailors your clothes, Ferg.

Written By Morrighan

Oct. 7, 2016, 5:21 p.m.(10/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Fergus

Bastard hits hard. I feel a little bit of sympathy for anyone who seriously tussles with Ferg. It makes me glad that we're on the same side, now if I can just get him to teach me to fight properly...

Written By Eos

Oct. 7, 2016, 5:07 p.m.(10/12/1004 AR)

Brutus, the first of his name, was the tamest of hounds one could hope to meet, old by the time I was learning to walk, and so lazy that he often only stared at his food until someone moved the bowl closer. When he died, it was some hours before anyone realized anything was amiss.

Brutus the Second was a more tenacious bastard. He chased anything that would run and had an incredible drive to hunt. Misguided hunt was the end of him, bested when his bravado set him against a bull.

Brutus the Third was a sturdy bitch, and slung a number of litters before her time ended, a nanny to child and puppy alike.

Brutus the Fourth was as dumb as a rock after being kicked by a horse, and spent his years walking sideways and bellowing at phantoms.

Brutus the Fifth was an unshakable rock, and the first hound to accompany me into battle. He fell to an arrow and was trampled into the mud so thoroughly that there was little more than teeth and armored collar to retrieve by the end.

Brutus the Sixth could track a man for miles. She fell to shavs, but took a number of their savage throats with her.

Brutus the Seventh, I can't say what happened to him. He was prone to roaming and exploring, and his loyalty extended to the last hand to feed him. I imagine he is sleeping at some warm hearth on a farm somewhere along the Lyceum-Valardin border.

Brutus the Eighth is growing old and gray. He lost a leg to an enemy blade, but was far too stubborn to die. His joints are stiff and he could not make the journey to Arx on his own paws, but he came with the soldiers this past week in the supply wagons and I am happy to have his quiet company again.

Written By Eos

Oct. 7, 2016, 4:11 p.m.(10/12/1004 AR)

If I never see another messenger, it will be too soon. The last one to bring me something that was something other than more work or questionable news has been forgotten.

The planning is done and the troops for the exercises are either arriving or being assembled from those already present. I am pleased with the number of houses that have commited their soldiers to the exercises to display the continued strength of the Compact. The next week will see soldiers from all corners of Arvum gathering to teach and learn from one another. I am looking forward most to working with the cavalry units. My first wartime battles were embarked on to the sound of thundering hooves and if fate is kind, that is the sound that will accompany the end of my military career.

The exhibitions and demonstrations will take place throughout the city - training grounds, tournament grounds, beyond the walls, and more - and it is my hope that even those not entirely interested in the techniques being made study will find some entertainment in watching these small spectacles as they come across them. I imagine the taverns and markets might find some boon for the activity as well.

Written By Freja

Oct. 7, 2016, 2:48 p.m.(10/11/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Darren

When I first made the trek to Arx, I assumed our relationship would continue as it always has - friends who occasionally make a ruckus at the bar. Only occasionally. I swear.

These days we are closer, griping to one another just as much as we confide. It is a comfort knowing I can trust him wholly. I didn't know what I would find when I left Farhaven to come here, but my fears are laid to rest.

Written By Cicero

Oct. 7, 2016, 2:45 p.m.(10/11/1004 AR)

A meal shared with peers
Pancakes, eggs, pastries with cream
Life always moves on

Written By Cicero

Oct. 7, 2016, 2:42 p.m.(10/11/1004 AR)

A gifted woman
Such artistry with roses
Petals over paints

Written By Freja

Oct. 7, 2016, 2:23 p.m.(10/11/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Hildegard

I have always known of her, of course, as anyone should know their cousin's names. Can't say I've gotten to know her personally. I saw her the once, when Deva and I well...we had an 'impromptu' bonfire that her brother's things happened to be kindling for. I haven't seen her around much since then.

Written By Blacktongue

Oct. 7, 2016, 11:53 a.m.(10/11/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Calypso

There rough stones, that once polished turn into the most radiant gemstones. The Lady looks as though she is working backwards. Gorgeous, gracious with her presence and kind words, yes, but still the 'tough' 'tude looks more an act than I could write. She is a good wine-pusher, when someone else isn't trying to push it for her or tell her how to market her own product. She may have called that a smirk, but I think that is the only way she knows how to smile.

Written By Audric

Oct. 7, 2016, 6:27 a.m.(10/10/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Malavaunt

test

Written By Audric

Oct. 7, 2016, 6:23 a.m.(10/10/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

Some people are romantics. They think of knights and stories and imagine the real world works that way. Edain is someone with the power to make the world conform to literature, if he plays his cards right.

Written By Cara

Oct. 7, 2016, 2:57 a.m.(10/10/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Pietro

I would never tell Pietro that he is my favorite of the twins, but only because I think he would argue with me that Vincere is clearly better. I'm very glad to see him, though, and he cheers me up just by being nearby.

Written By Cara

Oct. 7, 2016, 2:56 a.m.(10/10/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Vincere

Dear Vincere. I've missed having him to talk to -- Aislin shares my affection for historical research, but she is often off on adventure, and it is not quite the same as someone you've grown up with. I'm so pleased that the Igniseri twins are in Arx; it is a comfort, to have good friends near these days.

Written By Nadia

Oct. 6, 2016, 8:19 p.m.(10/9/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Aurora

I'm quite grateful that I was finally able to cement my patronage to this phenomenal seamstress. I almost feared someone would beat me to the punch, but Aurora agreed after a long discussion in her shopfront while she worked on another piece for a customer. Truly, I am blessed to have not just one, but two wonderful proteges. I look forward to watching her thrive like I know she will in the coming days.

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