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Written By Joscelin

Nov. 17, 2016, 10:29 a.m.(2/22/1005 AR)

In charge? Nobody is in charge of anyone. Good gods.

Written By Myrinda

Nov. 17, 2016, 9:31 a.m.(2/22/1005 AR)

So. Our new Guildmaster has promoted someone to be /in charge/ of me and the rest of the crafters who isn't even a crafter and knows a lick of nothing about art or style? And who hates me to boot?

Psh. PSH. Just go ahead and ask me what I think of that, Scholar.

That wasn't serious! Obviously I am disappointed. Very disappointed in her. If I had known... Well, it obviously doesn't matter now, does it?

Written By Sylvie

Nov. 17, 2016, 9:29 a.m.(2/22/1005 AR)

My vassals, even Valkieri, are excited by the prospect of this adventure into the woods, a thing that may save the Compact, perhaps, from a threat that we know little of. I do not know which of them volunteered, and which of them will be chosen to go, though I do hope at least someone from Gemecitta will be represented, if not more.

But regardless, I know my place and strengths. It isn't that. I will remain in the city and at court, seeing to trade and interests.

Written By Max

Nov. 17, 2016, 9:08 a.m.(2/22/1005 AR)

I have never met a woman like her. I try to maintain my darkwater born distant and distain, but she makes it very difficult.

I will have her.

Her eyes shine like diamonds in the night. She is always so pleased to see me.

Her hair, so dark, so fine.

I want her.

I just don't have the time to train another hound.

Not enough hours in the day.

Written By Leola

Nov. 17, 2016, 7:29 a.m.(2/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Eirene

Owls. Apparently I remind her of owls. Vaguely fluffy, drifting around quietly and still deadly. After I commented on it, she said they remind her of the legends of elves; the almond eyes, creatures of the night and such.

It was a good discussion. The Princess Natalia had invited us to talk, but was called away. Eirene is more practical than most of the nobility; comes of being a healer, I suppose. Still.

Owls. Really?

Written By Audric

Nov. 17, 2016, 3:54 a.m.(2/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Eos

How is it that someone with such a canny sibling can be so daft? I honestly have no idea. Maybe it's an overabundance of honor that drives the man to be so... boring.

Written By Juliet

Nov. 17, 2016, 1:38 a.m.(2/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Dawn

The Lady Regent was pleasant, as I expected her to be.
Honest, as I expected her to be.

I don't think I made a very good impression.

Alas, my audience was cut short, but such is the nature of not having anything of importance to offer.

Written By Serafine

Nov. 17, 2016, 1:32 a.m.(2/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Valkieri

Stuffy bastard throws an unexpected uppercut.

Shortest fight since I moved back to the city. Wow. The man took my breath away, not once but -twice-.

I do hope he plans on hitting me again. That was fun.

Written By Eirene

Nov. 17, 2016, 12:16 a.m.(2/20/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Leola

A Saiklander girl following in the family's tradition of animal training. I worked with her father, more importantly, the animals he trained. Solid beasts who wouldn't shy or shirk from their duties. I can only pray she inherited the gift and that he trained her well. Nice kid otherwise. Kind of quiet and unassuming.

Written By Natalia

Nov. 16, 2016, 6:36 p.m.(2/20/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Victus

Victus is surely a man of strength and of Thrax. Such a display is in his ways of communication and his life.

Do you know he told me that he earned his name by skills alone? That is a lovely thing to accomplish and work for.

I am sure that the people of Thrax appreciate him. I wish him only the best on the path he has decided to walk for the reasons he knows.

Written By Eos

Nov. 16, 2016, 4:29 p.m.(2/20/1005 AR)

We can not continue to exist in isolation in our separate bubbles. This is the theme that was strongest through the military gathering. I am not certain it was sentiment everyone who came believed when they arrived, but I believe it was the prevailing one by the end. As we left, I heard talk of further meetings, of arranging exercises, of trade deals to strengthen ties and supplement needs. A representative of the ... Gods help me I will butcher this... Covenant for Spiritual Inquiries? ... was present and further encouraged the sharing of information pertinent to the defense of Arvum.

There were no concrete plans made, and I did not expect them. We do not know nearly enough to make those plans yet. But bringing the voices together brought to the fore how varied Arvum is from region to region, what is vital to maneuvering in any given region. It highlighted how important it will be for there to be ready and open dialogue between the houses on needs, obstacles, and intelligence. We are not drawing the potential battlefield, so we must be prepared and ready to answer anything until we know more. We must shore up our defenses. We must lean into one another and present a phalanx to any who would call the Compact enemy.

There were far too many faces and names to remark on each and every contribution, so I will leave it at Lady General Calypso Malvici, and her willingness to tackle the task of gathering so many cooks in one kitchen, and to see us all moving toward a common goal.

Written By Victus

Nov. 16, 2016, 4:20 p.m.(2/19/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Natalia

This one's got poison in her.

She might look like a fucking angel, but all that pretty just hides a right fucking bitch. When you call her out on it, she blinks and says its all a fucking misunderstanding. Ha. No. She's a bitch and she knows it.

Then again, its not like I'm some fucking saint either. As long as she keeps buying me drinks, I'll keep accepting her fucking invitations.

Written By Silas

Nov. 16, 2016, 3:57 p.m.(2/19/1005 AR)

It went well in the sense that no fights broke out, but it was a meeting between the great houses to decide what to do more than anything else. Or about what they can and can't do. I did not leave with supreme confidence, but it is hard to acquire such a thing when you have little knowledge of your potential enemies; they likely know far more about us than vice-versa.

But the city will be fine. For now.

Written By Alis

Nov. 16, 2016, 3:44 p.m.(2/19/1005 AR)

The more information I hear on these Elves, the more concerned I become. The meeting of military minds went about as well as can be expected. Although I may perhaps bring stilts next time. Or stand upon the table if I must, so that I can be heard the first time I speak...

Quite unbecoming Valardin's Voice, of course. But it may be worth it regardless.

In addition, I suspect I shall have nightmares consisting solely of men shitting off the sides of ships now. *sigh*

Written By Viktarkim

Nov. 16, 2016, 12:27 p.m.(2/19/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Victus

Son of a bitch sure beat the living shit out of me and Serafine at the training center. And here I thought Prince Fergus was a hard fight. I at least lasted a while against the Redrain Prince, but Lord Victus took me down in /TWO/ hits. The first hit cracked my ribs and the second to the groin put me down so hard that I couldn't walk, after.

Written By Calypso

Nov. 16, 2016, 11:07 a.m.(2/19/1005 AR)

That went better than expected.

In a room full of leaders, a room of well qualified and strong men and women, and strong willed - we were able to have an open conversation about the safety of this compact. Suggestions were offered up on what our next steps should be and beyond merely making suggestions, various leaders started making commitments and sending out marching and training orders. I am a proud member of this compact on waking up this morning. I feared that the information about the elves would spread panic and that furthermore information about the Bringers of Silence would send the city in to a frenzy. But it wasn't so. The room ran from quiet confidence in some, to enthusiastic vigor for taking the next steps. I am so proud.

I am very much learning the value of Lord Eos. He is unafraid of voicing necessary opinions and works far more diligently as an emissary for direct communication than I might have imagined before. I am greateful for his council and proud of his work.

And now - we do what we can to learn as much about our enemy as possible and prepare ourselves in the process.

Written By Hana

Nov. 16, 2016, 3:47 a.m.(2/18/1005 AR)


For the place I was, well, conceived, I've never been here very often. Certainly never to stay. So I spent the first few days here feeling very lost! Like my world was a little off-balance, just enough that I wasn't sure of things.

But now, after the Assembly, it seems like a lot of the city is feeling that way, too. In a weird way, that makes me feel less alone.

And if the rumors are right, if war is coming, then I'll do my part. I'll help make weapons to defend the realm! Though I'm sure plenty of the other smiths must be better than me—it's Arx, the capital!—the weapons I make are more than good enough to serve in battle. Even if they aren't alaricite.

And maybe I can find a really good weaponsmith to apprentice to...

Written By Serafine

Nov. 16, 2016, 2:50 a.m.(2/18/1005 AR)

You see an Sylv'alfar with your own two eyes and you speak a language documented as Elven, read it, write it, and still.... -still-...

People misunderstand, don't understand, don't listen, don't -look-.

Gods above, if this is why you took my family from me...

Written By Anze

Nov. 16, 2016, 2:33 a.m.(2/18/1005 AR)

Strange things happen up in those mountains, in those deep forests. Are there elves? I dunno, I ain sayin there ain, but I ain sayin there is either. Doesn't f'an matter though. If there is then we'll be f'an ready for em, and if there isn't then maybe we can seriously deal with the f'an Abandoned.

I ain sayin we slaughter em all or anythin, but, gettin all the compact tah finally be f'an friendly for a minute would do us all good. Lots of deep holds an valleys an grottos out there. We ain even know our own lands as well as we should. I'm sick ah known the raids are startin again every spring thaw, we need tah do somethin.

Jus wish I knew what tha f'an somethin was.

Written By Tobias

Nov. 16, 2016, 2:22 a.m.(2/18/1005 AR)


These... whatevers.... are now on the lips of most of the Compact as a boogeyman come back to life. I haven't seen a gods damned thing to confirm this isn't anything but an elaborate ploy to deceive the Compact, and in all my traveling, I have never, *ever* seen evidence these things are real, let alone still alive.

So, why everyone is jumping to conclusions and believing a fairy tale at the first mentioning of them is beyond me... but at least the Regent and the strategy session earlier are moving in the right direction in preparing for a war.

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