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Written By Mason

Dec. 11, 2016, 10:12 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

It appears my reputation for a knowledge of things beyond curry is starting to spread.

I'm unsure if this is a good or bad thing. I wonder if this is what holy and mighty Ahj'on had planned for me. In his restful wisdom, I am guided by his hand.

Written By Nadia

Dec. 11, 2016, 10:11 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Signe

Signe reminds me so much of her mother, my aunt. I hardly knew her myself, given I was barely a few years old at the time. But I've heard so many good things about her, from both my father and uncles. They spoke nothing but goodness of her, of how talented she was as a shaman and her wisdom she imparted through practical proverbs that made the mysticism of the Path of Storms an easier concept to understand and portray in our lives.

When I look at Signe, and her earnest zest for the beauty of life, I know she'll do just fine. She can't fill a void of another, but she can certainly become a magnetic and vivacious young woman all her own as she is now.

Written By Nadia

Dec. 11, 2016, 9:52 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Barric

Barric and I have not had many chances to get to know one another throughout the years. But since my arrival and through unique circumstances, he's quickly become my strength and shield. He is a friend I will never turn my back on, and a cousin who will always count upon my support no matter what. Who better else to have at your back in such uncertain circumstances we face?

Written By Nadia

Dec. 11, 2016, 9:49 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

A war was almost incited over a thrown bowl of curry that nearly blinded me. My best friend has a way with words and trying to drown me in milk that just made me as docile as a newborn snow leopard cub. But all in all, the Oathlands barbecue was quite the party. I hope they have one again soon. Preferably with me far removed from Darren when he's throwing curry.

Written By Joscelin

Dec. 11, 2016, 9:30 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

Trade agreements, new organizations to collaborate with, a slew of new crafters to induct and look after, and all the while the Merciers support me with good humor, wit, intelligence, and hard work.

Silas some how manages to produce work and guard the people of the city, Bethany is networking and working very hard with her numbers and observations. Lazarus is ... well, he's invaluable as a partner in helping manage this collective of artists and merchants. I'd go into all the details but the man would probably chastise me for singing his praise and shoving him out into the front. He seems to prefer the support from the quiet background. The trunk of a large tree, solid.

Then there's Horatio.

Honestly, I don't know what to make of that boy, but it amuses me to no end that Lazarus put him clear across the damned city to do what I've are coined 'experiments'.

So.

Written By Esera

Dec. 11, 2016, 8:57 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

The flowers look different, this Spring. It is like some secret flame illuminates them. Some newly awakened light.

Written By Gisele

Dec. 11, 2016, 8:51 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Orazio

Safety, security, justice. He is a good man and a good priest. There are some people who you speak to and you see right away why they do what they do in life. He's one of them. Just by being, he reminds you of the gods' presence in our lives.

Written By Gisele

Dec. 11, 2016, 8:49 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Fortunato

Brother of Aureth Grayhope and a painter of considerable talent. I have been the accidental recipient of two of his paintings. While the subject matter has been startling, there is no faulting his ability with colour, or his eye for detail, or his willingness to capture images that others might pass over. He sees deeper, I think, and brings that to his canvasses.

Written By Gisele

Dec. 11, 2016, 8:47 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Aureth

Brother to Fortunato Grayhope and a fortune teller who seems as gifted with words as he does with reading his cards. We have entered a business arrangement that I hope is beneficial to both of us.

Written By Esera

Dec. 11, 2016, 8:34 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Branan

This man was bold enough to ask for a job, and because I favor bold men, I gave him one. He is a man of Lenosia, and a poet. But no man of Lenosia is ever just one thing -- no man is ever /just/ a poet. I wonder what else he is, when his mask falls aways? I wonder what he dreams, when there's no one there to see him dreaming?

Written By Selene

Dec. 11, 2016, 8:29 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

My Dear City,

After my prolonged period of time resting languidly on my blue velvet settee, hidden behind the lavish doors of the Whisper House ever so much like a gleaming pearl ...

I have returned.

There is so much in the way of new news, so much new gossip, so many new intrigues and so many new appearances of those that should visit the House.

Know that you are welcome, if you have the coin to spend.

We will keep a light, and an eye, out for you.

Written By Signe

Dec. 11, 2016, 8:09 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Mydas

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, don't they? Nothing reminds me of that more than the moment I saw Mydas here in Arx.

Perhaps we didn't have the closest of bonds growing up, with my wayward tendencies clashing so often with his goals. Signe and Sigurd, then the eldest Mydas -- we were separated even then with how we were introduced. I was a stinging reminder, a thorn in his side, a pest to irritate him. And him as unyielding as a stone wall, the antithesis of the connection I have with Sigurd...

I grew to adore him as I do Gurdy, in time. We may be near opposites, but when he's away it feels like the world lacks balance. A family needs a steady hand and eyes focused forward. A cliff face can still support roots. We need him as he needs us. After all, what is Winter without the promise of Summer?

Written By Dominic

Dec. 11, 2016, 7:54 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

Visited the Grotto, it was a nice place. Did not stay long and mostly wandered around the training and tournament grounds. Allot of shows, very regularly. The city has good talent but it made me think about how I want to be perceived by Gloria. There is nothing more raw than fists to face but after the time I have put towards the staff fighting I picked up north in Tyde, I find it a more enjoyable discipline than wrestling or fist-fighting. I can comfortably switch between the two so that is of no issue. Where I do get hung up is on the armor bit... I know uncle Donrai did not mean anything other than to pass some wisdom when he talked about my father but he was right. The fucker slipped between ships and sunk to the bottom of the sea. All because he wanted to wear some shiny red armor. I figure I do the opposite and earn my place with Gloria fighting with no armor. I heard a story from thrall about northern bezerkers that not only braved the cold without clothing but also fought without armor. I have some free time and could look into it.

Written By Talen

Dec. 11, 2016, 7:44 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Audric

His hat doesn't have the stomach for violence, apparently. Luckily he does, so we can be friends.

Written By Juliet

Dec. 11, 2016, 7:04 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Cicero

It's intriguing to compare the differences between Prince Cicero and Princess Isolde's teachings. And to see the similarities that shoot through, despite it all. Like seeing a reflection through different shards.


As it should be.

Written By Sudara

Dec. 11, 2016, 6:36 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Benjamin

An associate of Master Belardi. Seemingly a trusted one, which speaks highly for both his character and his competence. My own dealings have thus far been decidedly limited, though I think that it is already safe to say that this barber-surgeon is less polished as a courtier than his colleague. Whether that is a point for or against him is likely to vary depending upon the individuals with whom he deals.

Written By Joscelin

Dec. 11, 2016, 6:20 p.m.(5/11/1005 AR)

Fragile egos are made brittle by pride. This is a lesson learned these months as Guildmaster and I think my teacher was as gentle as the fates would allow.

Written By Freja

Dec. 11, 2016, 5:38 p.m.(5/10/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Dawn

The Lady Regent and I had only spoken a handful of times before I was appointed to this new Low Council to the Crown. I don't know how I won over her confidence, but I'll consider it a mark in my favor either way.

The woman has risen to great heights in a short matter of time, but father always said don't fear the individual who rises to power but rather those that manage to hold onto it. It is easy to claim, but even harder to hold.

The Lady Regent seems a good wrangler.

Written By Talen

Dec. 11, 2016, 5:38 p.m.(5/10/1005 AR)

The princesses, Isolde Velenosa and Deva Redrain, did well in their preparations for the delegation. What they might not have prepared themselves for though is the fact we're now going to be dealing directly with a menace of the like I doubt many of us has ever seen before... that we recall, anyway.

Written By Talen

Dec. 11, 2016, 5:29 p.m.(5/10/1005 AR)

It turns out elves are a smug bunch and sarcastic as fuck too. They play it up quite well but honestly one can see from a mile off that their court is in as much disorder as ours, likely.

As part of the delegation the group met them in the woods of the Gray Forest but the interaction was overall a success. We'll see how the negotiations with their kind go from here on out.

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