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Written By Sunaia

April 5, 2020, 5:49 p.m.(1/22/1013 AR)

The delirium that comes with both the onset and the loss of love is remarkably similar, in my experience.

Instead of falling in love again, I pray to the gods that I fall into Truth.

I expect and trust it will be, gods willing, more lasting.

Written By Philippe

April 5, 2020, 5:40 p.m.(1/22/1013 AR)

Augusto Supreme made a charming face today when he sneezed and spat out the carrot he was eating. I think it offended his pride when I gave the carrot back.

Written By Revell

April 5, 2020, 5:21 p.m.(1/22/1013 AR)

Is it possible to be overly attached to a 'lifestyle'?

I'm sure the answer is yes, for many of the more hedonistic individuals among us. But if we ignore the grand pleasures that wealth can afford you - is it still possible to be attached? Attached to eating dry, stale bread in the morning from the same shop every day? Attached to a rattling window when a nasty wind passes it by? Attached to dirt and grime and everything.. not-so-nice?

Hm. I've been very introspective lately. My father would be so proud - I must remember to write.

Written By Lucene

April 5, 2020, 5:13 p.m.(1/22/1013 AR)

I've met many who hunger for knowledge - people who will not be satisfied till they have turned every stone, scaled every mountain and squeezed every ounce of information out of the people they meet.

If you are one of those individuals - be careful.

Ignorance is bliss, and you can never have it back once it has been lost.

Written By Shae

April 5, 2020, 5:10 p.m.(1/22/1013 AR)

Mistward Labradors, I think that is what I will call the new dogs I am looking at breeding. They are rather large working dogs, around 22 to 30 inches tall at the shoulder. With an outer coat that is coarse and flat and has an oily, water-resistant quality that is perfectly suited to the dog's strong desire to be in the water. Their undercoat is soft and dense and requires daily brushing; they shed excess hair year round. They seem to come in a few varied colors; black, black with white, and brown with white splashes on the chest and tail tip. Personality wise, they are calm and docile in nature, extremely loyal working dogs, with a sweet temperament. I have found them to be easy to train, and wonderful with children, it was commented that they are sometimes referred to as nanny dogs. Oh, and they are excellent swimmers, their paws are webbed!

I'm rather excited at having found them and looking forward to breeding them!

Written By Shae

April 5, 2020, 4:22 p.m.(1/22/1013 AR)

I'll be very glad when the interest in this book dies, and people find something new to get all crazy about. In the meantime, maybe I should distract myself with some sort of Winter festival. Hot chocolate fountains, snowmen building, ice forts and snowball fights, and sledding all sound great.

Written By Monique

April 5, 2020, 4 p.m.(1/22/1013 AR)

It wouldn't be a party in Setarco without a poisoning, would it? I have felt the very first glimmer of gratitude to be abstinent from alcohol. Just a faint glimmer, mind you, but a warmth nonetheless.

Written By Mara

April 5, 2020, 3:41 p.m.(1/22/1013 AR)

It was a pleasure having a chance to meet some new people this past week, and make their acquaintances. I do not have many friends, and I hope that some of those that I did met, bit become friends in the future.

Written By Martino

April 5, 2020, 3:40 p.m.(1/22/1013 AR)

Relationship Note on Rane

We have made such progress today and before your wedding. That armour, while it could have shone bright, would not have suited today. Instead the aeterna doublet and fine floor-length cape serves today as your armour to protect you upon the dance floor as wife of yours, Baroness Katherine and yourself begin your first steps together.

Written By Mara

April 5, 2020, 3:39 p.m.(1/22/1013 AR)

I was unsure about attending the Question and Answer gathering that Sister Dianna held at the Shrine of the Thirteenth, and now afterward I find that I am very glad that I did. Having a chance to learn about The Thirteenth in such an way was refreshing, as was spending time after it talk with Val about the Thirteenth some more. I hope I have the pleasure of getting to attend more of these events in the future.

Written By Kiera

April 5, 2020, 2:50 p.m.(1/22/1013 AR)

Well it has been an adventuresome week full of a great deal of activity, a poetry reading ., a baking contest and even a visit to a tavern. arx has no shortage of delight for the senses

Written By Olivian

April 5, 2020, 2:35 p.m.(1/22/1013 AR)

Sometimes, I think about how wonderful it is to have nothing to hide.

Written By Jael

April 5, 2020, 2:17 p.m.(1/21/1013 AR)

Apparently I eat more quickly than most people.

Written By Mayir

April 5, 2020, 12:52 p.m.(1/21/1013 AR)

I don't know what this book is all about but I wish I had a copy so I could sell it to nobles at a huge markup.

Nobles go bonkers spending on stuff like this.

Written By Iseulet

April 5, 2020, 8:56 a.m.(1/21/1013 AR)

Someone's left a gift on my doorstep.

I can't say I've ever been so overjoyed in my life.

Thank you, giver of salacious breadcrumbs.

Written By Thea

April 5, 2020, 8:53 a.m.(1/21/1013 AR)

Attended the Remembrance of Arcadia. She would have been pleased to know..I dont remember walking home but Rowenova's dog was close by. And I woke up face planted on my couch covered in glitter. That won't come off...Because I DO remember my Duchess tossed it in giant handfulls.

Written By Lisebet

April 5, 2020, 8:49 a.m.(1/21/1013 AR)

Some times it is rather like hiding from the winter weather. This seems to be one of those seasons.

I am not certain anyone will wish to read of this in times to come, and it's not anything wrong with the weather, more just how this babe is taking me.

Written By Dycard

April 5, 2020, 6:21 a.m.(1/21/1013 AR)

I am also interested in knowing more about these sharkenoids. I can provide tales and evidence of abhorrently large man-eating crustaceans in exchange, if required.

Written By Sunaia

April 5, 2020, 2:35 a.m.(1/21/1013 AR)

There are times when I simply cannot breathe the city air. I feel claustrophobic, like the very buildings are closing down on me, like there's too much smoke, particularly in winter. Too many people, even hurrying about to leave the cold air. Too many carriages on the streets, undoubtedly.

In the training yards, lately, are throngs of people. I cannot help but ask myself why - when there are fewer people training than huddled in groups, talking. Surely there are warmer places. Or is it that they plan to train and finish -- or become distracted and never get around to their exercise?

Yes, training in the winter is wonderful. The chill against my hot cheek, the way the cold air and snow soothe so quickly the bruises I earn. The clouded breath before my nose - both of mine and my opponent's. It's a luxury that never comes but during winter - to both see and scent breath as it hangs there.

But, I prefer training in privacy with no more than a few trusted friends or family.

Better still is training in the woods, of course, with no one around but me and those I bring along. The dogs are perfect company for running through the snow. They're better at it, built for it. I do my best. I'll get better.

Yes, there are a million words I'm not writing here, while I'm tucked away in a tent I set myself, near a fire I built, myself. The dogs are sleeping in the corner where I've set the blankets. It's going to be wonderful, tucked between them, with little Ash warming my neck. I swear to all the heavens, after I meditate tonight, I'll be still for a while. I'll sleep with the dogs, and I'll know it's where I belong.

I thank Skald, forever, for our ability to make choices - including going back on certain ones we realize were wrong.

Written By Signe

April 5, 2020, 2 a.m.(1/20/1013 AR)

Relationship Note on Sigurd

I'm delighted to see my brother back in Arx again, both of us here at the same time, even!

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