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Written By Hammar

Aug. 28, 2016, 10:37 p.m.(6/5/1004 AR)

Hammar fight Alrec in Acacia's fight she put on in The Hollows. Hammar made long fight, but Hammar lose to Alrec. Hammar never been best fist fight, but Hammar wish he had won. Joscelin say she want Hammar win, but he not.

Written By Deva

Aug. 28, 2016, 10:17 p.m.(6/5/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Brianna

Lady Brianna seems to have a good head on her shoulders, her priorites in order, a clever sense of humor, and apparently does not want to see my brother unclothed like the rest of the populace. This is a relief. I hope we will get along wonderfully. We can get used to living here in the south without letting it devour every bit of who we are.

Written By Dawn

Aug. 28, 2016, 10:14 p.m.(6/5/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Victus

He does not appear to be much fond of how I choose to spend Grayson silver. Nor did he seem to approve of my taking part in a spar at the training fields. He looked positively dour when I mentioned, on our first meeting, that I felt he and I had some commonalities in our background.

I would suspect that Lord Thrax does not care much for me if I did not believe this is how he interacts with most that he meets. He is a hard man come from a hard life, with concerns and cares that diverge a great deal from my own. His rough edges are understood.

That said, it takes an effort to not rise to the bait when he calls me Princess. Thrax produces most capable fishermen.

Written By Margot

Aug. 28, 2016, 10:10 p.m.(6/5/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Donella

If there is anyone who can understand the perils of my position it is Donella. We have called a truce between ourselves. I only hope that Donrai will allow us to maintain it.

Written By Dawn

Aug. 28, 2016, 10:07 p.m.(6/5/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Hammar

Master Hammar. I had thought to make a kind gesture at a card game, by sponsoring his play, and in so doing I appear to have earned for myself a champion. Some might question the wisdom of keeping him in that role, even if it is of an unofficial nature. But, while I have not yet seen him in battle, I must say I find his nature to be simple and charming, and do not doubt that if I did need someone to come to my defense with hammer in hand, I will be well-protected in that instance.

Written By Dawn

Aug. 28, 2016, 10 p.m.(6/5/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Acacia

Mistress Culler is the proof that birth does not dictate abilities. She herself admits that she still has much to learn and while that is true of all of us, I believe the lady (I can call her that here without fear of reprisal) has learned more than many would or could, coming from the place she has. Each time we meet, I find myself more impressed by her. Not only for what she has made of herself, or for the way she conducts herself among those she claims as superior, but for her insight and vision.

Duke Niccolo is fortunate I also hold him in high esteem and that I am an honorable woman, else I would do all I could to lure her into my employ and take on her patronage for myself.

Written By Gareth

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:45 p.m.(6/5/1004 AR)

Time and time again, I worry that I have perhaps not contorted myself to the best standards of my House. Seeing someone like Lady Dawn doing such a better job behaving.. and representing our interests is on the one hand, incredibly frustrating due to my lack of patience and inability.. but also liberating in a way. At the very least however, I no longer have to even pretend to be a diplomat anymore with her about and I can focus on my work. There are those who beleive I have been rude.. or let us say.. agressive before.

And that was only when I was using my words.. an Inquisitor has many tools at his disposal for investigation.

Written By Calista

Aug. 28, 2016, 9:23 p.m.(6/5/1004 AR)

I have so much to write about for this week. Whereas last week was terribly boring, this week has been incredibly exciting. First, there was the arrival of Lord Eos Saik, Lady Kima's brother. He's been a huge source of entertainment for me this week and I do not foresee this ending any time soon. I so love when I can see a blossoming friendship on the horizon.

The second most exciting thing.. Well, this takes in the place of two forms; First, Admiral Alrec Magaldi sort of waged a personal vendetta against Lady Margot Tyde. This has put me in a strange position as I am fond of the Lady and am friendly with the Admiral. I do hope things can come to a peaceful resolution.

The second /second/ most exciting thing to happen this week was the arrival of my beloved cousin, Lord Prospero. He is a lawyer and while he's more than twice my age, I suppose one could consider him more like an uncle? Regardless of what others might think of him, he is family. He is a Fidante through and through. Just when I was feeling a little more homesick, home has come to me.

Written By Morrighan

Aug. 28, 2016, 7:29 p.m.(6/5/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Lydia

One of the younger siblings of the Nightgold family; I recollect her vaguely back in Farhaven, years ago when I stuck near Sherrod as best I could. She, in a much similar way, was (still is) serving as a Lady-in-Waiting to Drea - though I serve the noble family as a whole, at the time it was primarily Prince Sherrod. I don't know her particularly well, but she seems to be a pleasant, well-mannered lass with a bit of a mischievous streak. Then again..most of Redrain is like that..

Written By Morrighan

Aug. 28, 2016, 7:18 p.m.(6/5/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Darren

My meeting with the Ruling Prince was brief to say the least, but one thing was confirmed - he DOES exist. I had heard of him so often, yet never caught sight of him around Arx or the Villa. He wasn't quite what I expected - which in a way is good - I had been concerned as to what kind of man Darren is. I can see a bit of similarity between him and Kieran in a way - that smirky grin touched with impishness. I was a little apprehensive that he was going to be froofy and uptight, but he was easily approachable and mostly easygoing. Not what I expected at all.

Written By Edain

Aug. 28, 2016, 6:37 p.m.(6/5/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Silas

I have been impressed with many of Sir Silas's showings in martial events, by all appearances he is a knight well skilled in the sword, in the tilt and in the hunt. I have no doubt that he serves the Iron Guard with distinction and honor. What was more surprising to learn is what a talented carpenter the man is. He made me a very large table with a map of Arvum carved into the surface and it turned out even better than I hoped. I have even already been yelled at by the manor staff for using the good china as 'strategic markers' because it was so big that I didn't have enough tokens to place them everywhere that I needed. He is truly an impressive craftsman!

Written By Isolde

Aug. 28, 2016, 6:30 p.m.(6/4/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Prospero

Cousin (I think?) to Lady Calista, and a fine man with a sharp mind and quick wit. There is nothing more appealing in a man who humors my wicked sense of humor and brings me a present before I even have a chance to bat my eyelashes at him. You do not find a treasure like that very often. I may just convince Calista to give him to me as a present. In all seriousness, his conversational skills are not to be taken lightly, and I think I shall enjoy the challenge he presents.

Written By Valerius

Aug. 28, 2016, 6:17 p.m.(6/4/1004 AR)

Leona and Jaenelle could not be more different, and where Jaenelle is air and water, Leona is fire and earth. She was my staunch defender when I was a little boy, and even though it was an embarrassment to the House that my sister was my protector, I have always been grateful. It is for the best, I think, that she has left House Thrax, though I would never say that publicly, or even in private to grandfather. But I believe if she is to find happiness it will be here in Arx among the Crownsworn.

Written By Valerius

Aug. 28, 2016, 6:15 p.m.(6/4/1004 AR)

Jaenelle is wonderfully sweet and kind and I am thrilled that she is here in Arx with me. She seems to worry about me, which is very odd since my life is so good! I even heard a rumor that she was seeking someone to watch over me, which, while very sweet, is also somewhat annoying. Though I suppose she wouldn't be my sister if she didn't annoy me somehow. Perhaps the best thing of having a sister like Jaenelle, however, is the constant parade of beautiful women who become her friends, and, by consequence, enter my life as well!

Written By Anastasio

Aug. 28, 2016, 5:49 p.m.(6/4/1004 AR)

The Iron Guardsman with the milky eye returned with his buddies two nights ago, just as they promised they would. I refused to give in to their extortion, and so they've taken it upon themselves to cause trouble. After the destruction they caused, the landlord said he could no longer keep me on as a tenant.

I spent yesterday salvaging what I could. There are a few wars that did not get broken or carried away in their looting, and most of my coin was held by the bank. I've hired a rom at the Crown Apartments until these matters get settled. I have half a mind to march into the prettier wards of the city and see if I can beg audiences of the nobles.

Someone has to put an end to the extortion. We can't just raise our prices; it's not a valid long term solution.

Written By Dagon

Aug. 28, 2016, 4:45 p.m.(6/4/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Larissa

Larissa is a joy to spend time with. She has a habit of coming up with these little games that take me by surprise yet leave me endlessly amused as well. Oh, how amusing it was when she told me of one of her favorite songs. How surprising it was when I found myself walking home with my shirt entirely unbuttoned and for agreeing to that end of the agreement for the night's entertainment.

I hope our next encounter is equally as enjoyable.

Written By Joscelin

Aug. 28, 2016, 3:25 p.m.(6/4/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Hammar

Ida is sneaky, she apparently talked to the giant friend of hers with the horns and the hammer about me.

I received no less than 6 messengers, maybe closer to a dozen, from that strange, lovely man.

He has a thing for hairy breasts. And whacking heads.

It's odd that I fi-

No. It's not odd at all. Whacking heads is quite adorable.

I mean, for some.

Written By Prospero

Aug. 28, 2016, 1:17 p.m.(6/4/1004 AR)

I have wracked my brain all day, and cannot come up with it. Yet surely there is some offense, some dire insult, that Tehom has taken with me. But how can I resolve the matter and make amends to the Lord of the Reflected if I do not know what I have done to deserve this curse?

Until I come upon such answers, I fear the pattern will only continue.

Yes, it seems I've drawn the attention of yet another Princess. Or two.

Bloody hell, Four in twenty four hours. I need a drink.

Written By Darren

Aug. 28, 2016, 1:09 p.m.(6/4/1004 AR)

The People's Choice was a fantastic event. There are very few things better than seemingly endless drink, especially when said drinks are some of the finest that the City has to offer. It was interesting to taste the difference between the Southern sweeter wines and the North's burning whiskey. I think I might've even found a taste for the Grayson's winning brandy - I'll at least keep a cask at the Villa for when winter settles on the City.

I'm sure the Duchess of Stonesdeep will be cross with me for my failure to sway the votes towards her whiskey. It was, in my opinion, the clear winner of the evening, but I fear it was far too strong for some of those who voted. Still, I was impressed by some of those who partaked. The Sword of Lenosia appears to be a man of hearty stamina, and I gladly matched the silver that Lady Dawn had wagered for the orphans of the lower boroughs after the Sword drank three glasses in succession without even a stumble.

Written By Dawn

Aug. 28, 2016, 1:07 p.m.(6/4/1004 AR)

It is pleasing beyond the ability of words to capture to see Arx come together. Those of the Lyceum have stated, more than once, their desire for common bonds and their actions prove it. These same actions prove that their reputation for superior entertaining remains true.

The People's Choice tasting event was sublime. I say this not because Grayson won (and I cannot take credit for this, but must praise Sir Silas Mercier for his choice of submission) but because it was, indeed, the event to attend this season. As the Princess Isolde said, spirits show our differences but they also bring us together in celebration.

Mistress Acacia Culler is to be commended for organizing the event; she shows a thoughtfulness and flair for entertaining that some might find surprising. And, of course, all praise goes also to her patron, Duke Niccolo, whose elegance and generosity also made their mark on the event itself.

I think when Alaric awakens, he might be displeased by some of my decisions, but he will not argue with my determination to fill our cellars with casks of each of the submissions. I can hear him now, declaring it to be, "A worthy expense!"

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