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Written By Rysen

June 17, 2019, 4:45 p.m.(4/20/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Mirk

My tutor Dame Judyth was fond of a quote by the Eurusi scholar Faiyed Niedja, which can be translated as, "One who fights with monsters must be ever wary of becoming one. For if you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you."

And yet so too must it be with beauty.

Thank you, Elder, for the task you set to me. It has reminded me of all the splendor, power and majesty of Nature and her elements. Such knowledge is a potent ally against despair and misery.

Written By Martino

June 17, 2019, 3:01 p.m.(4/20/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Thea

I would like to remind you sister that Johannes is my retainer and is quite loyal to serving his Lord, thank you.

Brother Domonico do ensure that when she is ready, that Lady Aahana hires the staff to take care of the child. Remember age 9 they begin their training.

Written By Wren

June 17, 2019, 12:50 p.m.(4/20/1011 AR)

More silk, more seatouched wool, more of that gorgeous brocade. More silver. It comes in, and it goes out, streams of silver knights flowing into the pockets of other merchants and households while the goods find new homes with the peerage, with craftspeople who turn those raw bolts into works of art all from the call of Jayus. It's all a dance with steps I've been performing near all my life. It is life complete with its joys and sorrows. A wealthy merchant can easily be overturned and made into a poor one in the blink of an eye. Sometimes it is but one failure that can ruin an entire life's work.

Father is proud of the work I've settled into doing since my arrival, but he wears that worry in his eyes that he doesn't think I see. A concern that this too shall pass and I will embark on another merchant ship, or take up with a caravan now that spring has brought warmth and life back into the world. That it will be ages and ages until I return.

There will be more ships and boats, voyages that I must take be them to the Chain or back to the Reach with my lord or in the name of my countess. There will be more caravans and expeditions. There will be times when I must depart the city, but I shall return. I have things of my own to tend to after all, and that auction house will not run itself. Perhaps I shall consider having an assistant of my own, beyond Miri that is.

Written By Jasher

June 17, 2019, 12:38 p.m.(4/20/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Brianna

Knowledge is sacred, yet I find myself questioning that concept as I hold this collection of abhorrent facts that you have brought.

Good work.

Written By Mikani

June 17, 2019, 11:27 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

A quote that struck me .... 'Indifference & Neglect do more damage than outright dislike.' Just hits me about how not caring and neglect can injure those we care about or about people we should be paying attention to. How we need to grow love and understanding to build a better Compact.

Just the thoughts in my head today.

Written By Lianne

June 17, 2019, 10:53 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Valerius

I had nearly forgotten how it feels to bask in sunlight, to have an unburdened heart.

This spring feels more like spring than all those which preceded it simply because my husband has returned to me just as the snows melted, just as the world turned green and bright again.

Written By Amari

June 17, 2019, 10:02 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

I appreciate more and more how calm and patient Clopsy is. If not for Shae and her cute ugly puppy, I think those wild horses laying waste to the Clement gardens would have been the end of me (again). Before I seek out a destrier or courser more suited for battle, I'd best learn some equine diplomacy.

I did manage an excellent diving roll to dodge a charging horse that the servants all applauded though. I just I wish I could have saved Kevin. Rest in peace.

Written By Thea

June 17, 2019, 8:41 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Domonico

Brother-You'll do just fine. I mean, I turned out just fine. At least, between you and Martino. I think....Anyway, you'll be a great dad, so don't stress too much. Just hand the baby over to Johannas if you need to train or anything, he'll need the practice when triplets come.

Written By Mia

June 17, 2019, 7:51 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

Is there any phrase in the world that simultaneously excites as much anticipation as it does dread quite the way "my lady, you have a messenger" does?

Written By Arcadia

June 17, 2019, 7:01 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

I am searching for a singed and slightly smokey cat. I believe it was in the Apothecary when it exploded,and want to help it get home. It seems terribly skittish.

Unsure if it's scared of people in general or Learys.

Written By Willow

June 17, 2019, 6:56 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Brigida

Had a wonderful talk with the Archlector when I came to the Shrine of Petrichor to visit. I had intended to paint or sew something in the relative peace and emptiness of the Shrine but every time I run into her she makes me so pleasantly homesick for my grandmother. I love picturing what their friendship must have been like before she was married into Nightgold and Blessed Brigida joined the church. Such charm and verve must have made them terribly popular.

Written By Hana

June 17, 2019, 3:42 a.m.(4/19/1011 AR)

It feels like it might be time to give up and find another patron.

I haven't had the best luck so far. The patrons themselves have been great! They just have a way of /disappearing/. First there was Duke Leo, and he helped me with a lot of things; I even still have the coin he gave me. But he vanished. It took me most of a year before I broke the patronage and found a new patron. But Prince Talen offered funds and resources to help with my personal projects, so it was a good match. But now he's gone too, and it's silly of me to keep this patronage, just like before.

(What am I doing wrong? Is it Lycenes? Is that my mistake?)

Or maybe it's a chance to break with my past and walk a new path entirely. I've felt called to Jayus -- to the gods -- for years now. I've watched friends and family take their vows ever since I came to Arx. But there's always been some reason, some excuse, some fear of leaving things behind.

But what am I leaving behind? Being honest, it's unlikely I'll ever have children. I don't need wealth or possessions. I already spend most of my time outside of the shop at the Shrine of Jayus. I don't even know what holds me back any longer; is there some part of me that doesn't entirely want to let go of the Storied Blade? Even if I had to after taking vows, even if the store had to close, I'm certain I could find a workshop somewhere else to keep crafting.

But there's something in the back of my mind. Some fear, some thought I can't quite bring into focus, that makes me hesitate to take that step. I need to lure that fear out into the light, and see what it looks like.

Written By Michael

June 16, 2019, 11:49 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Miranda

It is unfortunate that the removal of some morsel of fowl let to the banning of a servant from Bisland Manor. Is it...a bit much? Perhaps. But it is a matter of honor that I uphold Lady Kaia Bisland's decision in the future. Consider the ban effective in perpetuity. And expect a gift basket.

Written By Caith

June 16, 2019, 11:22 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Tyche

Lady Tyche Inverno is a wonderful, engaging, fun woman. I am so happy to have her as my protege and I look forward to introducing her to the movers and shakers of the city. Plus, we are kitten buddies now -- what's not to love?!

Expect great things!

Written By Saoirse

June 16, 2019, 11:20 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Ah, the Lyceum:

Never dull.

Written By Aiden

June 16, 2019, 11:14 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Well well... that was intriguing.
The meeting went as according to plan and all parties are well informed.
I do hope, when he said he can make fires, he can. We'll need it.
Onwards then.

Written By Skye

June 16, 2019, 11:02 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Spring planning is busier this year. We've expanded the fishery, opened a few more plots of land and ship yard is gearing up to be a fine season. It's so easy to get consumed with the planning.

I find myself less inclined to go to social events, since it feels like more a chore. Smiling behind my fan as my steward breaks down each man by his lands and ventures. Measuring their blood lines like prized thoroughbreds. Discussing their social standing and penchant for scandal. Smiling and laughing, trying to stay engaged when really all I can think about is my pinching slippers.

Maybe I'll just let my brothers find happy matrimony. Let one of their heirs take my seat. Then I can focus on my work. It's far more satisfying than matters of the heart.

Written By Aureth

June 16, 2019, 10:38 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

At times, I look upon the world, and see how many people surround me who are little more than teenagers, and I wonder what times we have wrought by weighting our youth with such overbearing significance.

When I was 22, I would not have trusted me to lead you to the lavatory.

Written By Lisebet

June 16, 2019, 10:27 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

And here we go with another small party being planned. It is all Ronja's fault, though I note that Ryhalt and Clover are aiding and abetting. I have the best family on both sides!

Which is lovely because I am going to need a babysitter, I am certain. Maybe several, depending on how terrible my child is. I say that, because I've heard that a child is the opposite of its mother, and I was always a sweet natured and gentle baby.

Written By Jhond

June 16, 2019, 10:21 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Ooo! vague letters full of a lot of meaning. Fun times ahead.

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