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Written By Damon

Nov. 8, 2016, 1:59 p.m.(1/23/1005 AR)

The man Grayward’s topic of ladies coy
Often times, I think it’s a clever ploy
A source of joy
To draw the inquiring nature of an eligible boy

But it begs the question, when do they drop the act?
Is it only when the suitor’s affections attract,
Or when they are in a position to enact
Their wonderful seductive tact

I ask you, my new friend, Rook
Was this poem undertook
Due to your own coy look
Mistress Sina’s heart you hope to hook?

Perhaps the topic should have been simply. Coy.

Written By Donella

Nov. 8, 2016, 1:44 p.m.(1/23/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Kima

Lady Kima Saik is often in the company of Lord Victus. The truth is, being so martially unskilled, I didn't think she thought much of me. Different circles, and so on. But she has made such a beautiful gesture of friendship, I shall never forget it. And I am determined to prove worthy of it, and to know her better.

Written By Serafine

Nov. 8, 2016, 1:20 p.m.(1/23/1005 AR)

The last few days have been full of sparring, and the good kind. I fought side by side with the Lady General, Calypso, and after speaking in the language of eyebrows and glances, we decided to team up against the Count Maximilian, who's eyes wandered but his sword was sure. Too sure.

It was a grand fight, he was better than I anticipated, given that he ogled as much as he swung. Perhaps he thought me less a threat, because I am shorter than he? Silly boy, I hope you know better now.

In the end, Calypso and I drove him to his knees and I wedged myself between his blade and her stumbling form, of the three I had the least wounds, otherwise I'd have taken no liberties. Calypso is a fine fighter, a general and an honorable woman. I was proud, after the Count hit the dirt, to salute her and call it a draw. I suspect the advantage was in my favor, to be underestimated as the unknown. Calypso could have beaten me, aye, but if I had her, I'd have been soured with that 'victory'.

Keeping my word is important to me lest it serve to fester into mistrust. I deal with enough malice and judgement these days, I'll not give anyone cause to truly think I deserve it. At least not in my eyes.

Written By Victus

Nov. 8, 2016, 12:06 p.m.(1/23/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Luca

I wondered what he was good for when someone actually focused on him. In the melee, the only opportunity I had to see him fight, I was too fuckingpreoccupied to pay him any actual attention. My information came second hand.

He looks like a self indulgent and silken fop.

But his reputation for fighting isn't unearned, and so his success in the melee I can't consider simply the result of flukes and luck, even if that was the impression I'd been given.

Competence deserves a measure of respect, whatever else I might think of someone. It takes too many fucking thousands of hours of hard work to achieve.

Written By Cicero

Nov. 8, 2016, 10:20 a.m.(1/23/1005 AR)

Don't know what to do
You want to build a snow man
I did all the work

Written By Jovarn

Nov. 8, 2016, 8:39 a.m.(1/23/1005 AR)

A debate? Surely, I must attend. I am known by many as a master debater.

Written By Aurora

Nov. 8, 2016, 6:48 a.m.(1/22/1005 AR)

Are the lives of the nobility so boring, lacking any excitement or purpose, that they have all the time in the world to do all in their power to ruin the lives of those beneath their station?

I feel sorry for those who do not have goals or desires. I feel sorry for those who feel that they have a right to destroy rather than the duty to nourish. I feel sorry.

This city is so fucked if these are the people that are responsible for its well being, may the Gods help us.

Written By Silas

Nov. 8, 2016, 5:20 a.m.(1/22/1005 AR)

I have dutifully filled out my father's bookshelf with newer editions of his beloved works and gifted another more morbid novel to my plant-loving cousin. Consider this an informal advertisement for Aurum Texts.

Bethany is due for a glorious massage.

My brother covets the bouquet of roses Lady Juliet sent me.

I am in a generous mood, and I find that generosity unknowingly returned this week. The world works in strange ways.

Written By Serafine

Nov. 8, 2016, 3:24 a.m.(1/22/1005 AR)

I need to reconsider drinking this watered down piss that they serve at the-

Written By Serafine

Nov. 8, 2016, 3:18 a.m.(1/22/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Dafne

The potential in this young woman is untapped, and I saw a glimpse of what she's cap able of this evening.

If I were to take a protege, it would be Iovita, of course.

But I can have more than one, couldn't I? And Dafne has the potential to be a whirling dirvesh in a sea of dancers.

Written By Serafine

Nov. 8, 2016, 3:16 a.m.(1/22/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Natalia

I've been hearing for weeks about this young woman, this Flower of House Grayson, decorating people like an artist might a canvas, and as shocking as my peers might think it, I enjoy such moving works of art.

As such, I've taken to asking her for advice on my wardrobe.

Don't look so surprised. Even warriors paint their faces before a battle, dancers touch up their costumes, and a queen adjusts her crown. When in Lyceum, as they say, do as the Lycene's do?

There's a similar quote about a wolf among sheep, but I'd hate for anyone to get the wrong impression.

The designs we came up with should be flattering and fitting, lest anyone forget who and what I am.

Written By Serafine

Nov. 8, 2016, 3:13 a.m.(1/22/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Pietro

Dear boy, stop looking so delectable on your back. We'll never get any fighting done that way, will we?

Written By Serafine

Nov. 8, 2016, 3:13 a.m.(1/22/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Viktarkim

It's good to speak to someone who comes of the People, though from what I sense, his kin aren't like the ones I loved.

Still, fighting with him was sheer joy, and the man is better with a blade than he knows. Caught a break and got under my guard, and how he managed that at the last minute when he at least a foot on me? Most impressive, a satisfying loss, if there is such a thing.

Not as satisfying as Pietro, of course, but in that situation, I lose -after- he does. And it's not really losing then, is it?

Written By Serafine

Nov. 8, 2016, 3:13 a.m.(1/22/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Viktarkim

I need new armor.

Written By Natalia

Nov. 8, 2016, 2:58 a.m.(1/22/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Serafine

She is a woman that is sure of who she is. I can appreciate that. As well, flattery gets you everywhere.

Written By Natalia

Nov. 8, 2016, 1:44 a.m.(1/22/1005 AR)

I find myself drawn to Alaric more and more each day. It is not that I fear for him exactly, it is just I keep hoping he will wake up.

I keep hoping he will open his eyes and tell me how lovely and tight my dress is or drop a quill for one of the women to pick up. I'm still reading to him and telling him about the events of the days.

Sometimes, I just wish he could tell me something.

Written By Damon

Nov. 7, 2016, 9:14 p.m.(1/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Kima

Fierce, charming, beautiful, and genuine.

An undeniable joy to be around.

I doubt there's another person in Arvum more suited to the Sword of Southport than her.

Written By Calypso

Nov. 7, 2016, 6:23 p.m.(1/21/1005 AR)

The Assembly of the Compact Militaries has been planned and set.

This chance to meet face to face, one room, all the commanders of the five Kingdoms will be essential to figuring out how we move forward as a compact. I'm not expecting a whole lot of productive conversation to happen at this meet but I will do my best to lead the room and have it seen that we all know one another. We may be leaning on each other's strengths sooner than we would like. With out proper communication in place this will be rocky at best. I won't let that happen.

I leave nothing to chance. This is a necessary step.

Written By Natalia

Nov. 7, 2016, 5:33 p.m.(1/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Audric

We played a game, did we not? I am not sure that either of us turned out as victors.

Written By Aurora

Nov. 7, 2016, 4:29 p.m.(1/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Horatio

Much has changed since my first meeting with Horatio. Time spent over shared meals, quiet evenings, and discovering hobbies and interests have endeared him to me unlike any I have ever met before. He is harsh, blunt, and always unfailingly honest which is okay. I find that he has grown on me, and I am sure he would find this appropriate, like a fungus or mold in which I am unable to scrap off as easily as it grew. Whether it flourishes or withers still remains to be seen, but I will enjoy the beauty of it until the curtain closes on the final act.

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