Written By Eirlys
Jan. 14, 2017, 12:02 p.m.(8/28/1005 AR)
I have found friends here already such as Percy, Ansel, Lyiana. Still there are times like a few days ago where I feel like I am out of place in this world.
I will find my place, of that I am certain, whatever it ends up being. I have my family around me, my friends. I know that this is just another test in my life, one I refuse to fail.
Written By Silas
Jan. 14, 2017, 11:57 a.m.(8/28/1005 AR)
I am displeased to notice his most recent journal entries implied he was in emotional turmoil and the darkness may be closing in. These are troubled times...
Written By Isolde
Jan. 14, 2017, 9:40 a.m.(8/27/1005 AR)
Written By Luca
Jan. 14, 2017, 8:23 a.m.(8/27/1005 AR)
Who am I kidding? These elves are going to be the death of me if Deva's temper doesn't get me first for having done this. I wouldn't even blame her.
Written By Dominique
Jan. 14, 2017, 7:44 a.m.(8/27/1005 AR)
I love you brother. I hope you find peace with Father and Grandfather. Now to entertain guests and plan a memorial service.
Written By Valencia
Jan. 14, 2017, 3:38 a.m.(8/26/1005 AR)
It has been awhile since I have lost someone I care for. I had forgotten how sharp the pain can be.
All I can think is why has this happened? How can you not be here?
How could you leave us like that? Don't you know you are needed? You promised. I know it is not your choice, but you promised.
I adored you so much and I hate that you are gone.
We never said goodbye properly. I wish I could see you just one more.
I still can't find the words. Perhaps there are none.
Written By Jackson
Jan. 14, 2017, 3:08 a.m.(8/26/1005 AR)
So of course I had to check that shit out, just to see what's up. Yeah, that throne is either a slap in the face to Arx or they have some really hilarious sense of humor. I'm thinking both.
Either way, I got one of them to drink with me. I guess I can cross off 'drinking with an elf' off my bucket list.
Still don't know if I'm some kind of elf-Prince now or something. But hey Prince of Alcohol isn't all that bad of title. I'll wear it.
Clearly, someone has to.
Written By Julea
Jan. 14, 2017, 1:38 a.m.(8/26/1005 AR)
If there was ever a big 'fuck you' to Arx, that must of been it. Either that, or an epic joke at our expense. I hope, for the sake of our Regent Council it is more the latter than the former.
Written By Cassandra
Jan. 14, 2017, 1:09 a.m.(8/26/1005 AR)
Iron is taken from the earth, this alone a gift from Petrichor, for it is he who gave mankind dominion over the hills and mountains. But only in the fires of Lagoma does iron bend, as is befitting the godess of change, mixed with the coal taken from Petrichor's trees, iron becomes steel before being quenched in the waters of Mangata to cool its rage and harden its core.
A complicated art, such knowledge would not be avaliable to us were it not for the blessings of Vellichor which allows us to hear from the minds of hundreds, if not thousands and allows the creation of such wonderous things. How else can man know how to work iron into steel, how to hone the edge or learn the ancient secrets of diamondplate and alaricite. But while it is Vellichor that informs the craftsman to such wonders, it is Jayus who inspires. As much as there can be no warrior without spirit, there can be no art without inspiration. It was under the guidance of him that man first struck hammer to anvil, and first sang songs of glory.
It is Gloria who taught us to defend our honor, as much as we defend our borders and loved ones. It is she who showed man how to wield the weapon with honor, so that we would not lose ourselves to the temptation of power inherent in such things. In much the same way, the Sentinel expects us to defend law and order, and justice must sometimes be brought at the end of a sword. And as Gird blesses us with wealth, so must we protect it from the greedy so that it may be spent freely and in accorance to the divine.
Even the Thirteenth can be seen through the sword, for much as he shows us dark reflection so do we see a dark reflection of ourselves. What we would be without the guidance of the gods whenever we clash steel with those that wield such power without honor, without sacred cause.
Remember this as a sacred duty, your weapons should be symbols of protection and divine cause. Only those whom have fallen from the gods should fear the bite of your steel if it is wielded with the dignity and honor for which it is intended.
Written By Harald
Jan. 13, 2017, 11:49 p.m.(8/26/1005 AR)
Yet this is no common foe: it is a sea monster out of legend, aged and terrible, powerful beyond knowledge and surrounded by a lifeless void. Guarded by legend and tradition, there is no approaching it in stealth; coming against such a monster in it’s lair is plainly impossible.
Can it breath the burning sea?
Could thirteen priests of Mangata bless the sea beneath a ship? I'd think so; the sea is Mangata’s domain, if a priest of the Goddess can't channel her blessing through the very medium of Mangata’s power then she must not like him very much.
Not a gamble any man would trust in, unless his wits were cracked, but a slim chance remains better than none. It's a flimsy shield, an uncertain wall. We still need a weapon. We need many weapons to strip away the monster's lackeys and strike at its heart.
This kraken presents a challenge like no other in memory.
Also, elves arrives today.
Written By Hadrian
Jan. 13, 2017, 11:37 p.m.(8/26/1005 AR)
That is, until they mentioned that they required blood. What has the Compact gotten itself into? How delightfully horrible. Maybe I'll see them around. Or maybe, hopefully, we'll figure something out and put an end to this.
Written By Kima
Jan. 13, 2017, 9:10 p.m.(8/26/1005 AR)
He asked if I was happy, and if he might go sailing with Costas and would the Duke very much mind sitting with him at the expo tomorrow. Eyes all bright and face full of hope, the way only children can manage. I found that, you know, I was happy after all.
Written By Blacktongue
Jan. 13, 2017, 3:16 p.m.(8/25/1005 AR)
You missed the perfect opportunity to make a jest concerning going sailing without a mast.
Don't send flowers, send a tincture.
Written By Percephon
Jan. 13, 2017, 1:32 p.m.(8/25/1005 AR)
* They are felled easily by blunt bashing, though swords and arrows have far less of an affect on these walking bones than they do on the living.
* Holy water and Holy Fire do nothing to them. They are not susceptible to these things, as other recently resurfaced horrors have been.
* While there is not (yet) proven science and experiments to confirm the hypothesis, one should be wary around desecrated graves, or areas that the dead have not been given a proper burial. This seems the most likely place for the skeletons to be raised.
There will be more to come that I wish to make certain those who seek to protect Arx and the Compact will be made aware of. Knowledge is as sharp a tool as any sword, as heavy a weight as any hammer. Let us be prepared for as many possibilities as we might be.
Written By Leo
Jan. 13, 2017, 1:21 p.m.(8/25/1005 AR)
For nobility, marriage is always a word that carries with it the heavy weight of responsibility. What are the terms? Why this particular match? Does this benefit our house? Theirs? Will blood be shed or peace purchased? It is often spoken of in the same breath as treaties and contracts, the two set to enter the union rarely more than passing acquaintances, if that. I was fortunate, then, as a head of house to be able to speak directly to another head of house for what our nuptials might mean.
Since our very first discussion of what would come if the Archduchess and I wed, she has shown nothing but great care for her people and a firm resolve for unity. She questions whether she contributes to the good of the world and she wishes to know the thoughts of her nobility and people so that she may rule with wisdom. Further, those that know her best show me the passion she inspires, from the protective fierceness of her father, to the willingness of the Dark Knight of Lenosia to lift a sword in challenge to my worthiness to take a place at her side.
She gives me hope. Hope for some of the hard blood memory that exists to find reconciliation. Hope that we will continue to strive for victory in our endeavors, but in such a way that it benefits our entire kingdom. Hope that we will find a distinctly Lycene path forward that carries all of its duchies and people with it. Hope that ours will not be a marriage in name alone. Hope.
I may not entirely fit the image of what it is to be Lycene, but I love my kingdom as fiercely as any. And while I have not the grace nor ability to inspire love as she does, I am a warrior who wishes to see the best for his home. I will stand beside the Archduchess and work to ensure the continued diversity and strength of the Lyceum, but a Lyceum with purpose. Our purpose.
Written By Lou
Jan. 13, 2017, 12:29 p.m.(8/25/1005 AR)
Relationship Note on Dawn
Written By Lou
Jan. 13, 2017, 12:28 p.m.(8/25/1005 AR)
Relationship Note on Dawn
Written By Ida
Jan. 13, 2017, 11:56 a.m.(8/25/1005 AR)
"Pay close attention to the people who don't clap when you win."
Written By Ida
Jan. 13, 2017, 11:31 a.m.(8/24/1005 AR)
Perhaps it is for the best. I've little interest in politics and my focus should be with my talents instead.
Written By Rowan
Jan. 13, 2017, 10:49 a.m.(8/24/1005 AR)
Relationship Note on Monique
I'm glad that the return to recognized nobility and something approaching propriety has not doused the fire that vexed so many over the years. I'm sure she'll do many a great thing here in Arx. I, for one, am glad all that damned energy is on my side.
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