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Written By Raja

Nov. 22, 2020, 9:12 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

You better NOT dissapear Ravna Culler! Get your ass back here!

Written By Tanith

Nov. 22, 2020, 9:10 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

Princess Jaenelle Velenosa came up with a great little competition. I think all my answers are wrong but I will say Raymesin and I giggled into our dinner coming up with them. His were better. I think I got mead out my nose twice over a few.

A spot of levity amidst a lot of serious days. I enjoyed it.

Written By Tanith

Nov. 22, 2020, 9:08 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

There's tension in the Lowers again. Not the typical kind, not the kind that chases you into alleys and has you holding your breath, or diffusing fights among vendors in the market; something else. Something worse. Fear but not of each other. Everyone is waiting for news, everyone wants direction.

Whatever comes, I'm not afraid, but damn if I don't wish I knew what might.

Written By Raymesin

Nov. 22, 2020, 9:03 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

So I haven't had too much trouble in Arx, Scholar, even when I've been wearing my Harlequin kit out and about. One of the elves - the ambassador, he said - even said nice things about it. He did suggest that maybe bright green spiders could be a fashion statement, though I'm not sure that'd really go with the colour of my eyes. I mean, I'd really hate to commit that sort of fashion muckup. I'm still thinking maybe a snake, though. There are a lot of pet spiders around already, after all, and one shouldn't be seen to be behind the latest trends.

No, I'm not quite sure what point I'm trying to make either. I encountered someone earlier who seemed to think that the Lyceum was all about lounging in gardens, doing nothing, with scantily-clad people around. It might be, for silks like him, but it certainly wasn't for the rest of us last time I was there. Peeling grapes, wafting fans, pouring wine - it was hot and heavy work, and no mistake.

Eh? No, I've just got a lot on my mind. Self-discovery is always fun. Still up for that game of dominoes-and-debate next week? Good, I'll see you then.

Written By Aethan

Nov. 22, 2020, 8:49 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

Relationship Note on Wash

Adopted brother

Written By Aethan

Nov. 22, 2020, 8:49 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

Relationship Note on Porter

Beloved brother

Written By Aethan

Nov. 22, 2020, 8:49 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

Relationship Note on Ian

Beloved brother

Written By Giorgio

Nov. 22, 2020, 8:47 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

When I had first arrived in the city, I advertised having in my possession a small supply of Calderan Bloodstones.

I still have quite a few of the stones left. If you find yourself wishing for a piece of jewelry or clothing adorned with this rare stone from the Saffron Chain, send a message to Giorgio Pontelaeus.

Written By Rysen

Nov. 22, 2020, 8:35 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

Relationship Note on Noelle

I am not a poet if to such a clarion I sent no answer,
For your luck, princess, let my quill be a dancer,
And move with grace upon this sacred page
That Vellichor might hear, with ears both wise and sage,
A pleasing hymn to cast away your spirit's gloom,
And put in its place an immortal bloom
That like some undying rose of Tor
From the earth shall rise, and skyward soar,
And so one of thirteen I count my verse
To break for good that unlucky curse,
And wish in simple words, but filled with hope,
That only the best of luck now upon you dote.

Written By Porter

Nov. 22, 2020, 8:02 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

It's been over two weeks since the Cathedral was burned. And I think we've cleared away the bulk of the rubble that's inside. Not all of it, there's still more. You'd be surprised how much of a ceiling was up there. It was a lot. And even with the all the big bits picked up, there still so much cleaning. It feels nearly insurmountable the level of dust and soot that's settled over everything. And I only barely peaked in at the clergy quarter's just the other day. Everything was charred black.

But on the bright side! We're about to start putting up a lot of scaffolding. So much. Inside. Outside. I'm sure it'll be just like climbing the rigging on one of my ships.

Written By Lierre

Nov. 22, 2020, 7:59 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

I find, after a recent journey, that I am so struck by wonderment that even trying to recall it leaves me feeling mentally overwhelmed. Perhaps this will fade in a few days. All I can say for certain is that it was everything I expected.

Written By Lierre

Nov. 22, 2020, 7:56 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

To all those who tended to my brother Rane during his recent accident, I offer the greatest of thanks. I believe that your help and care will significantly aid his recovery.

Written By Domonico

Nov. 22, 2020, 7:38 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

The Manor is feeling a little fuller now with four members of the Magnotta Family now under the roof of it.

Perhaps a family dinner would be a good thing again. I'll look into the logistics of one again.

Written By Khanne

Nov. 22, 2020, 7:06 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

Relationship Note on Lianne

I think back to when Lianne and I first thought of hosting the Evening of Complements, it makes me smile to think about how we thought the event might go. It of course was not quite at all the way we imagined... as few plans ever take place the way we think they might, do they? But that it was different was not at all a disappointment. The evening far exceeded many of the expectations we might have had. And truly, I wish to thank everyone who attended the night at the Eidolon Gallery, those who contributed to art through whatever medium they chose, and those who enjoyed the art displayed and performed. To see so many enjoy the beauty of cultural aspects warms a heart that has weighed heavy as of late.... so.... Thank you.

Thank you too for Master Brewer Venturo, for creating the fantastic brew, unique to our event only. It was, of course, delicious, and I hope everyone got to enjoy it... He provided art through the brew, and the spinning of a tale, all in the same night.

I hope too that people were able to see what we had aimed with the theme of the evening. Complements. That even if two things seem to be vastly different from one another, there is a place in the middle of differences where the two can meet, where one can complement the other, and vice versa. For myself, I must say, I find a certain exclusive beauty in such things that I cannot find anywhere else.

Written By Regal

Nov. 22, 2020, 6:29 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

It's good to be back in Arx. Whether it'll be a brief or lasting visit is determined by the flow of coin to my purse. I'll enjoy it while it lasts though, that's the only way to live. You find yourself in a situation? May as well make the most of it.

Having your toes smacked with a hammer? You'll get an opportunity to learn a new way to dance! Entire family murdered? Sounds like a wonderful opportunity to meet and befriend your neighbors! Someone shot an arrow in your ass? Finders keepers, friend! Sounds like you've just got yourself an arrow to sell! Lost your hand in a duel-gone-wrong? Guess you're going to have the strongest left (or right) arm in all of Arvum!

I need to remember to get a set of manacles or at least some sturdy rope. Ain't really safe to have a potentially dangerous person following you back to your employer, hands free and fully capable of snatching up some club or something to bash your brains in. I'll have to ask around the city, see if there's an experienced hunter around. Need to get my research completed before I'm called to perform!

Thanks for your time, Scholar. You've been great!

Written By Regal

Nov. 22, 2020, 6:18 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

Funds are running low. I should throw my name into the hat for some noteworthy performance. Preferably one that pays well. The tools of the trade aren't going to pay for themselves. I need props!

May Gild smile on me and those who aren't total assholes.

Written By Selene

Nov. 22, 2020, 5:51 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

Is it a sin to dwell so much upon the fineries of luxury that are so beloved of a friend, and use that as a consolation to their absence? Am I mistaken in the making of all of this? I cannot help but feel as though the very approach of luxurious creations is faulted by timing, but we are still all creatures of beauty, creation, and wonder.

Written By Selene

Nov. 22, 2020, 5:50 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

Those we lose to the viccisitudes of business and duty leave their loss like a torn, dark hole in a bright garden.

I cannot help but see it, and ache.

Written By Sabella

Nov. 22, 2020, 5:33 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

Relationship Note on Niklas

In case I don't say it enough I am so, so lucky to have you as a partner in all things!

Written By Sabella

Nov. 22, 2020, 5:32 p.m.(6/9/1014 AR)

It's so exciting to see everyone's generosity and creativity when it comes to fundraising for the rebuilding of the Cathedral! And I know Sir Porter is working very, very hard, so hard that when I stopped by I honestly couldn't tell him and the other workers apart they were so covered in dust? But I'm quite sure that in the end the Cathedral will look even more glorious than it did before! And we'll all have an even deeper connection to it than we might have originally.

I cannot wait to see it finished!

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