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Written By Shae

June 16, 2019, 4:45 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

While others have returned with fosterlings, I seemed to have returned with the cutest little puppy. Hungry little thing she is too. But that will make training her fairly easy as she is motivated by food. She has the same sort of look about her that Amari's dog Barf does. Now, to find a fitting name for her.

Written By Shae

June 16, 2019, 4:41 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Part of me is offended and deeply angry at how a child can treat a person they call mother or father, and then the other part of me hurts at the thought that the child has been left in such a manner to act like such. I can only hope that in time she will come to find that not everyone would just leave her, and that those that do care should be given respect for trying to make their life better. I know that she is in good hands, and that my step-father will treat her fairly and raise her right.

Written By Cambria

June 16, 2019, 3:59 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Expect little.

Get less.

Learn more.

Written By Dariel

June 16, 2019, 3:57 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

I've returned again to Arx after visiting Pridehall for a number of weeks to reprise a role on stage. I was, of course, awesome. Oddly I didn't know it was possible to miss two places quite so much at the same time. Though it's not just the place it's the people you've met and whose company you have become accustomed to.

Still, Pridehall knows how to party much more than Arx any day.

Written By Rook

June 16, 2019, 3:40 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Now that it seems the plague has been cleared away, I can begin to assess the damage to the docks and see what assistance it needs to be rebuild. Perhaps even a possibility for us to improve on it this time. Make getting ships in and out easier, more efficient and increase the trade flowing in, or out.

Written By Rinel

June 16, 2019, 3:36 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Sparte

Sparte Grayfellow's new work--Lord Vellichor's Renewal--has begun with a resounding success. It makes my heart glad to see so many interested in the preservation and promulgation of our histories.

Written By Tikva

June 16, 2019, 3:32 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Princess Zara Valardin and I are embarking upon a journey to enable patrons and proteges to find each other. I am also going to be ensuring that the event is catered with beach-appropriate foods that can be eaten with the hands as people move about before the surf, in the bright sunshine. It should be a lively day in the early summer.

The first time I sponsored a protege, she was an artist, a woman of fantastical design acumen, who made gowns of fabulous creativity. By the time we went our separate ways, I felt that I had learned much from her as a student of fashion.

The second, he was a brilliant musician, a songster and bard of youth and energy and mystery, and his loss hurt my heart. It hurt my heart all the more to find that he had died, long after we had parted, for he was not only a singer whose music I very much wanted to bring to the world, but a young man I considered very much my friend.

Of course the third was Calarian, and he little needed the social boost. It was more... an excuse, perhaps, for him to continue to serve House Grayson awhile until he felt the work that he had done for us was close enough to finished that he could leave it lie. Now he serves his married house, no doubt with all the conscientious duty he ever felt for us. I miss him, too, but the way I miss friends and family, and of course, he has done me the courtesy of _not dying_, which I very much appreciate.

I don't know what comes next for me, but I think that there are lessons I have learned from this I am happy to share, and I think there are many who do not know how to go about finding a protege or knowing whom to demonstrate their work to in order to find a patron, though they may be deserving indeed.

I look forward to seeing what heights we can help the city's society reach through our efforts to come.

Written By Acantha

June 16, 2019, 3:31 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Plans with Clearlake are going forward. It's a slow movement forward. But that is better than stagnation.

Written By Miranda

June 16, 2019, 3:18 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Alaric

When I first came to Arx, I had only managed to work myself into a knighthood. I was green with inexperience and truly eager to prove myself. I felt Arx provided such a wonderful opportunity for myself. I thought I knew who I was when I came here.

Then, as I settled in, I realized that everything I thought would happen, wasn't happening. I began to doubt myself and who I was. I wondered if staying home in Gemecitta would have been wiser.

I spent a lot of time in taverns and pubs, pondering my lot. I spent a lot of time asking for others to give me work to do.

And then, one day, the King came into the Black Fox and asked me to join him. Me.

He spoke of the War of Stolen Names with me and I found myself at a loss. I knew so little. I could hardly form questions and sentences. For his Majesty's patience and understanding, I'm forever grateful. He never made me feel as if I were less, but rather that I was important to Arx and needed.

What he gave me that day was a direction. A purpose. I found myself spending days and days in the Society of Explorer's Hall, reading the information in the reports and texts in their library. I found myself asking questions, striving to learn. I had something to do with myself.

I no longer looked to others to provide me with work.

I could not say exactly what our King said to me. Not word for word. I feel he gave me more than I could adequately state or even verbalize.

Since then, the paths I take are varied, but all lead to service to our beloved Compact. I have opportunities come to me and some I seek out. I can bring honor to my House and to the Compact. I love Arx for the opportunities here and I adore our King who helped me, totally by accident, find my way again.

I write this because someone I care about very much is lost and I told him this story hoping he might find some hope for himself. Hope and direction.

I share it with Arvum because I think, maybe, he's not the only one out there struggling and it might bring them hope.

Our paths are there before us, but sometimes, we need a nudge to see them.

Perhaps this nudge is for you.

Written By Domonico

June 16, 2019, 1:56 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Soon it will be time for me to return to Southport for a time. More training in the City of Swords and more importantly I will see my wife and hopefully welcome my firstborn into the world.

The prospect of becoming a father has me more nervous than I have been in... quite some time.

Advice would be appreciated on what to do about this.

Written By Acacia

June 16, 2019, 1:21 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

And, so it begins. The next chapter of my life. I hope it's a fascinating read.

Nothing worse than a boring book.

Written By Elloise

June 16, 2019, 12:35 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Arcadia

Even dumber then.

Written By Nurie

June 16, 2019, 12:27 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

There's something about the change of seasons that inspires! Though my time is divided in so many more ways it seems with each passing week, the warmer days and blooming colors and new scents and more awakenings fill my head suddenly with so many things that I want to steal time away and create. And so I have, with a few new outfits slowly taking shape in the display case, for when they're complete enough to put out on the floor of the shop, though as always they take form inbetween all the things that my customers bring to life with their imagination and desires and give me the privilege of helping them take shape.

There are many sweet things that cherish during these last few weeks, but the best have been to see a new and happy cadence to someone's step, a new brightness to their face, and to know that I had a very small part in helping to put it there.

Written By Rook

June 16, 2019, 12:07 p.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Raimon

Good Thraxian Prince. Your words are truly kind and I am always quite happy to do business with you by turning your writs into fine silver.

For many others in the city, this merchant and Crown Minister is available to do the same. A mere delivery to Jeeves will see it done.

Written By Brigida

June 16, 2019, 11:57 a.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Arman

I can see through your attempts to charm me Prince Arman.
I know your game and doubt it has changed in forty odd years now!
We do need a chance to meet up again though.

Written By Cambria

June 16, 2019, 11:51 a.m.(4/18/1011 AR)

There are those who believe that every evil can have a good outcome if only we do just the right thing. Therefore, they impose such a biased perspective, as opposed to an unflinchingly disinterested one, on the very perception of difficult problems. In reality, however, there are many situations where only bad or indeed tragic outcomes are possible.

"Wisdom is learning what to overlook," a Scholar once wrote...and yet sometimes overlooking things only makes them worse.

Written By Calandra

June 16, 2019, 11:46 a.m.(4/17/1011 AR)

After a brief vacation outside the city, I returned just in time for some riveting events. First of the day was a duel between Princess Zara and Lord Cahal with their acting champions Sir Jeffeth and Princess Sorrel respectively. It was quite a show of jousting skill.

While there I was invited to Princess Tikva's birthday celebration by Warrick, a guard I've known in passing and find to be amusing company. As expected, Princess Tikva's event was no small thing, very lavish and fun with more jams than I thought possible to be in one place at a time. Even King Alaric made an appearance.

It was here I saw Princess Zara again and we spoke more personally, inviting me for more talks in the future. I look forward to the day and what opportunities it may bring.

Written By Brianna

June 16, 2019, 11:35 a.m.(4/17/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Alecstazi

A wonderful host and a stimulating conversationalist. We may not see eye to eye on all things, but I believe we agree on the things that truly matter.

All in all, I am delighted to make his renewed acquaintance.

Written By Archeron

June 16, 2019, 11:30 a.m.(4/17/1011 AR)

Relationship Note on Radhilde

I hope now that things are settled, Radhilde will enjoy getting to know Tyde. It is so nice to have the family grow - especially with one so lovely and skilled.

Written By Preston

June 16, 2019, 11:29 a.m.(4/17/1011 AR)

People talk about the oddest things in white journals - fantasy things. I can only presume they are trying to get a rise from the scholars with these fun tales.

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