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Written By Cicero

Jan. 12, 2017, 10:41 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

Incredible silk.
Soft fabric cannot hide strength,
Only amplify.

Written By Cicero

Jan. 12, 2017, 10:31 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

Such tales of darkness.
Ingenuity, Courage.
Strong arms, minds and wills.

Written By Bethany

Jan. 12, 2017, 10:24 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

The next in the series can be found:

City's Center
Crown Way
Redrain's Gate

Written By Samantha

Jan. 12, 2017, 10:21 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

I think I may have been the last person to see Countess Nekarris alive.

I should have known. I should have realized, when she mentioned she was leaving the city, what she was intending to do.

She was far more clever than many in her life gave her credit for, I think.

Written By Anze

Jan. 12, 2017, 10:07 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

Finally went to my first proper southerner party. Not nearly as debauched as I was led to believe.

Did get to see calypso in a dress though...

We'll call it a wash

Written By Signe

Jan. 12, 2017, 9:15 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

If you require something of Signe Nightgold, tell Valery to poke at the little mountain hiding underneath my bed-furs. The laughable creature that resides there may not surface for a while.

Written By Calandra

Jan. 12, 2017, 9:14 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Samantha

She wants to help the boroughs.

Written By Calandra

Jan. 12, 2017, 9:11 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Luca

The Languid Prince. I hope to know him better.

Written By Calandra

Jan. 12, 2017, 9:11 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Larissa

The softest Whisper who gave me a chance.

Written By Calandra

Jan. 12, 2017, 9:10 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Torian

My uncle. I hope to do him proud.

Written By Calandra

Jan. 12, 2017, 5:19 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Gibson

A cousin who I hope to know better. Us Cullers need to stick together.

Written By Calandra

Jan. 12, 2017, 4:50 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Larissa

I will forever be grateful for the chance, the softest Whisper gave me.

Written By Calandra

Jan. 12, 2017, 4:41 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Torian

Nearly my uncle. The closest I have to a patriarch. I hope to make you proud.

Written By Calandra

Jan. 12, 2017, 4:40 a.m.(8/21/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Torian

Nearly my uncle. The closest I have to a patriarch. I hope to make you proud.

Written By Drea

Jan. 12, 2017, 2:03 a.m.(8/20/1005 AR)

I'm feeling hopeful today. As I meet more and more shaman, my spirits lift. I think together we can achieve something good.
Even as the world tries to forget about us and our small numbers, we are strong and able, most of all: determined. There will come a time when our connection to the spirits will benefit all! Then they will remember how important the spirits are. How a part of the world--how beautiful they make it.

It amazes me how we follow our separate paths, but are connected like the web of a spider with it's beautiful spindles fanning out in every direction.

Ha! I look at my words and think I would've made a bad author or poet. But it feels good to write them down and get them out.

Written By Orazio

Jan. 12, 2017, 1:40 a.m.(8/20/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Nekarris

I failed you, and in doing so, failed my sacred duty. If the gods are kind, may your soul fly free to Elysia, to dwell without fear or sorrow, in the protection of those who, I pray, are less fallible than their servants.

Written By Audric

Jan. 12, 2017, 1:38 a.m.(8/20/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Nekarris

You kept real good care of my hat when we went to kill some Bringers. The hat will miss you.

Written By Dagon

Jan. 12, 2017, 1:33 a.m.(8/20/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Nekarris

The Countess sacrificed herself for the Compact. I did not know her very well, but I once shared some rum with her when we were going to meet with the Nox'alfar for the first time.

When it comes time to lift my sword and strike at an enemy, I will say her name and kill one of the bastards that threaten this compact in her honor.

Rest well Countess.

Tears in our wake, never at our wake.

Written By Cassandra

Jan. 12, 2017, 1 a.m.(8/20/1005 AR)

What is victory won without honor?

Today a woman stalwart spirit came to the shrine of Gloria seeking prayer and guidance. She had taken part in battle, with the godess' name on her lips and noble purpose at heart. She had fought against the evils that come from beyond the Mirror and came out victorious, a deed which glory she puts to the guidance of Gloria, but even in victory she was troubled. For this victory was earned without honor, her comrades took to ill deeds that banished the souls of others from ever making the journey to The Shining Lands.

A poignant note, seeing the discussion of the souls lost to the Teind earlier today.

This woman took up arms against her comrades, to stop them from such vile deeds. A difficult choice, on some levels it mirrors the troubles the realm faces itself in these trying times. To battle the evils of the Abyss and beyond, do we forsake honor? Do we turn out gaze from Gloria and the Sentinel?

We must not.

Let this lady of birth unknown stand as an example to all. Even as you are pure of heart, look to your fellows and judge their mettle. Do not allow their wickedness and fear turn you from the righteous path, stand your ground and show them the way through our time of strife. We come upon the hour of need, and men and women with the will and purpose to remain true to the gods must rise to lead and stand defiant in the face of darkness.

What is victory won without honor?

It is no victory at all.

Written By Calista

Jan. 12, 2017, 12:54 a.m.(8/20/1005 AR)

**Tor Plaza has been transformed into an enchanting and magical space. Illuminated by a myriad of colorful paper lanterns hung with care across the courtyard, the gauzy spheres billow softly in the evening breeze with the illusion of floating gracefully overhead. The sultry Summer evening is filled with the intoxicating scent of gorgeous Torean roses in full bloom from both the gardens scattered around the plaza as well as from the large, lush, labyrinth at the heart of the plaza. The large verdant structure is known to house some of Tor's most famed flowers and provides a bit of privacy to anyone who might wish to wander through the maze.

Decadent delicacies, craved confectionaries and licentious libations are offered all night long by white gloved servants. Finely dressed tables and other seating frame the edge of the dance floor; Entertainers perform traditional Lycene dances while musicians set the tone of the evening with their sensual rhythmic beats.

Throughout the night, guests are treated to the breathtaking sights of stilt walkers, fire-dancers, sword swallowers, jugglers, and contortionists.**

How could I forget all the work our people did in such a small amount of time. It was nothing short of a miracle. The food was decadent, the drinks were flowing, people were dancing and engaging the entertainment. It was a veritable Who's Who and while I felt overwhelmed with the knowledge of what is to come my way, I needed to offer the people of Arx a moment of respite from the dark days. I believe for a brief moment in time, they were able to forget the horrors and remember what it was like to feel joy. It is these moments, small as they may be that will keep us going and keep us fighting.

There was also an afterparty but I think I'll be prudent and scribble a few words in my Black Reflections about -that-.

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