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Written By Isolde

Aug. 21, 2016, 9:50 a.m.(5/10/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Morrighan

A delightful tailor from the North, with the most quaint accent, she seems eager to expand her network. I've tasked her and Caprice to make something suitable for me, for the impending winters, so that I'm not drowning in shapeless furs. She was rather receptive to the partnership, and my hopes for a new, universal fashion trend increase dramatically.

Written By Isolde

Aug. 21, 2016, 9:41 a.m.(5/10/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Fergus

Prince Fergus Redrain is... well, in some ways he is typical of what I think of, when I think of the Savage North. He has little patience for the subtlety of the Game, and has a mind of singular purpose. But there is immense complexity to him, readily evident, despite his claims to be a simple man. His mind intrigues me, both personally, and as an Acolyte. On top of all of that, his gifts are more amusing than they have any right to be. It will take practice to be light on my feet with several pounds of steel and high points at the heels, but the challenge has been laid, and I dare not fail to rise to it. Otherwise he might make good his threat on that dress....

Written By Jaenelle

Aug. 21, 2016, 8:36 a.m.(5/10/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Marcas

Marcas is a dangerous soldier that has seen his share of death and destruction. There is a sadness and anger that rests just beneath the surface, and it is an almost deadly walk one takes when speaking with him. He is interesting though, and always quick to smile and share a joke with me when we meet. I don't know if I make a difference, but I would like to try! He is a good, albeit sometimes smelly, man. Loyal.

Written By Jaenelle

Aug. 21, 2016, 8:24 a.m.(5/10/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Acacia

Acacia is Duke Niccolo's protege. I am not quite sure what this means, but anytime I have been around her she has been an absolute delight! We have plans to steal a ship one day, though i'm not quite sure where we'll go after that. What could go wrong?

Written By Max

Aug. 21, 2016, 7:42 a.m.(5/10/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Malorie

For a land-loving woman, she sure knows how to show a man of the Mourning Isles a good time. As in she held a hunt a lot of silk-swaddled and heavily armored toilers attended, and I rode a horse for the first time. No comment on her yet.

Written By Calain

Aug. 21, 2016, 6:32 a.m.(5/10/1004 AR)

The Mounted boar hunt event was extremely well organized. Princess Malorie seems to have a knack for this sort of thing, able to keep everyone involved and engaged throughout the event. I was the first to flush the boar from hiding, but had much less luck with actually hitting the thing. Boar spears are clearly not my forte. Prince Edain performed the best overall I think, followed by Sir Silas, but it was Princess Deva of the northerners who finally finished the creature off and won herself an impressive trophy for the feat.

Written By Calain

Aug. 21, 2016, 6:28 a.m.(5/10/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Dawn

I had not seen Lady Dawn since she was but ten years old and I am not sure what I was expecting. Perhaps her to be the same impish girl but just larger? Or for her to have become what so many promising young ladies of the court seem to when they grow into adulthood, a mindless socialite. Neither was the case, she has taken to her role as Voice of the King like a fish to water, her quick wit and vivaciousness carry her as well through the troubles of leadership as they do through the sway of a party. It would not be a wise man who tried to take advantage of the King's sleep to contend with Grayson.

Written By Enzo

Aug. 21, 2016, 5:31 a.m.(5/10/1004 AR)

I have so many pieces of low quality metal... There is no point selling it, because I would barely get few coins. However, I can not make toys for children out of it. I am worried that they might hurt themselves. Wooden toys are more suitable to kids. Of course, I could make some figurines, but they do not have as much success as I expected.

I hope that Jayus will inspire me soon, because I hate seeing all those piles of low quality metal in the corner of my shop.

Written By Acacia

Aug. 21, 2016, 4:31 a.m.(5/10/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Enzo

Harry's Jewelry and Gifts Shop has admittedly been a favorite of mine. They're affordable and they do excellent custom work; a combination that's certainly hard to pass up. I thought the figurines for the Decathalon were particularly ingenius. But I hadn't truly gotten a chance to meet Master Enzo Siqueiros formally, despite him also being a protege to Duke Niccolo Velenosa and hearing much about the inked, fiery-haired young man.

He was professional, expansively complimentary, and really, quite an unexpected delight to be around. Working together with him for the Aspirations of Alcohol event has been rather fascinating, especially given all that he's capable of. His most recent commission is perfect and I look forward to seeing it on display. I left his shop with a painting for my wall, but little did I know that I'd end up with two soon after. He's a charming surprise, and his devotion to Jayus is rather inspiring in itself. I look forward to collaborating with him in the future.

Written By Silas

Aug. 21, 2016, 4:27 a.m.(5/10/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Enzo

I have officially began to hoard Master Enzo's paintings and jewelry. As thanks for my consistent patronage, he has gifted me a lovely painting without charge.

I approve.

Written By Ophelia

Aug. 21, 2016, 1:56 a.m.(5/9/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Silas

I am sure there are a hundred good things which Silas does for the grand city of Arx, protecting it and doing the things he does with wood in that shop. But I think the thing he does the very best is ensuring that dead things are dead with intent and determined focus. Not enough people understand what an endearing and necessary quality this is. It speaks volumes about being able to finish a job and get it done thoroughly! Or at least, it ensures that the pulverized snake won't slither ever again, which is probably just as important if you were almost bit by it.

Written By Ophelia

Aug. 21, 2016, 1:52 a.m.(5/9/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Deva

Whenever I think about going to kill things recently, I can't help but want to have Princess Deva by my side. She's a very-very wonderous shot with that bow and I think between the two of us, we could eradicate an entire flock of birds even if they sneakily crept out of their dark and cavernous, feather-flitting nests to prey upon the innocent. She's ever so lovely. I think, if I really-really had to throw my Prince Brother at someone with all my heart, I could throw him at her.

Written By Silas

Aug. 21, 2016, 1:36 a.m.(5/9/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Dawn

Lady Dawn is a recent acquaintance, I'm almost ashamed to say. I first corresponded with her when she invited me to a Market Day she was planning, and later when she requested a wardrobe. It ended up being my best piece thus far, and she rewarded me quite handsomely for it.

I got to know her better when we both joined Prince Edain's and Princess Malorie's hunt. She is competitive! And knows how to use a bow, apparently.

She later attended Game Night and befriended Hammar. It was quite the gesture. I have a feeling she may be the ruler a nation can only dream of, but may not necessarily ever get.

Written By Silas

Aug. 21, 2016, 1:29 a.m.(5/9/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Jessamine

Mistress Jessamine is the current manager of the Trader's Tavern, one of my favorite watering holes. She let me host Game Night, and seems open to holding more such events in the future.

She is a bright, sunny girl with a penchant for lighting up the room. Her generosity is noteworthy.

Written By Silas

Aug. 21, 2016, 1:27 a.m.(5/9/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Niccolo

I confess Duke Niccolo Velenosa is quickly becoming one of my favorite noblemen. He is dignified without being uptight and easy to provoke, and seems willing to pledge his wealth to good causes. He is not quite what I expected!

Written By Silas

Aug. 21, 2016, 1:24 a.m.(5/9/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Hammar

A simple but well-meaning fellow, who beat all of us at the first Game Night and took home the purse. Lady Dawn seems to have made quite the impression on him; I can only hope his renewed self-confidence lasts.

Written By Silas

Aug. 21, 2016, 1:22 a.m.(5/9/1004 AR)

Game Night went well! Perhaps even far better than I intended. I got compliments on both the decor and the card game, and I believe even those who didn't partake in the game came away with something. I will have to hold another sometime soon.

I hope this leads to a bump in business for Mistress Jessamine. I sent her a gift for her efforts; her staff was gracious and prompt and small changes in decor were a nice touch.

I participated in a hunt earlier in the day, the one held by Prince Edain and Princess Malorie. Prince Edain was notably the most learned and skilled of the bunch, but I hope I did leave a good impression. House Grayson didn't end up winning the bet, but I at least managed to wound the beast!

Written By Acacia

Aug. 21, 2016, 1:10 a.m.(5/9/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Ida

I'm fairly certain at this point Master Ida Ferron has gained more of my coin than most people ever will. But her weapons are exceptional, so it's a hard thing to pass up. She's fulfilled three separate orders for me since I first met her, after my first purchase, and I have no regrets regarding it. Being able to sit down with her and enjoy her company merely compounded the experience. Honestly, we're a little unlikely for acquaintances, but there's something warm and real about her which draws people in. Besides. Whiskey _and_ a penchant for sharp objects? Yes, please.

Written By Acacia

Aug. 21, 2016, 1:06 a.m.(5/9/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Jessamine

If you captured sunshine and condensed it into the form of a lovely, yet capable, woman, you would essentially have Jessamine. Her bright smiles and overall demeanor brilliantly light up a room. I have to admit that I'm quite curious to see how she handles in her other calling in life and I'll have the privilege of seeing that soon. As the caretaker of Traders Tavern, I imagine that we'll run into each other quite a bit-- and that isn't a bad thing at all.

Written By Fergus

Aug. 21, 2016, 1:03 a.m.(5/9/1004 AR)

I decided to message Lady Calista. I had feared with her silence that I must have done something to make her mad. Apparently business has been keeping her busy. Despite this, she intends to get in contact with me and perhaps we will make up for time lost since the last time we were able to settle in for a good improper discussion, and wine tasting.

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