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Written By Lisebet

Dec. 9, 2019, 9 a.m.(5/6/1012 AR)

I believe I may have spent too much time studying recently. It's time to go out for a long jog and clear my mind. Perhaps that will help me make sense of it all.

Written By Jaenelle

Dec. 9, 2019, 7:31 a.m.(5/6/1012 AR)

In times of change, the Lyceum has done as it has always done and come together for the greater good. From all social classes, differences have been put aside as one by one, commoner to prince, they stand ready to defend our lands, our people, and it rises above simply duty but because it is our home and we would die for it.

Do not look to the Lyceum and expect us a single faltering step, you will be watching for eternity and there are much more interesting things to observe.

Written By Bianca

Dec. 8, 2019, 10:28 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

Every now and then, when I begin to rest a bit too comfortably on the laurels of my findings, I get an important reminder delivered as if by providence: there is still so much I do not know about this home of ours called Arvum, to say nothing of the world outside its borders.

Sometimes, it is a troubling thought. More often, though, it is an exciting one. It means there is still so much to be found yet, and still so much to know.

And that I might not learn it all in this turn of the wheel simply means we live in a truly splendid, truly rich world indeed.

Written By Gabriella

Dec. 8, 2019, 10:24 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

My feelings on the fallen House Argento are, and I suppose perhaps always will be, a complicated thing. My mother is of their get, which means their blood flows through me, too. Yet they stole my father from me, and in so piteous a way it makes that very blood I share with them boil to think of it even now. There is a part of me that will never forgive them for it. Any of them.

But you make my cousin happy, and for that, you have my sincerest congratulations, and warmest welcomes, Valentina Pravus.

Written By Gabriella

Dec. 8, 2019, 10:23 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

Relationship Note on Lucrezia

Let it be known that there is no more pernicious a sister in this land than mine. I will not forgive nor forget, Lucrezia. Nor you either, Amaranth.

I was extremely fond of these clothes. To have them drowned in wine is a pathetic end indeed.

Written By Alarissa

Dec. 8, 2019, 10:08 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

'Pain is the memory and nowdays, memories are scarce.'

This was what he said to me when I asked him if the pain, the ache ever goes away. He's been living with own loss far longer than I have. It was words to think upon in his departure. But then, I don't know that anyone can in truth forget the act of losing a limb, no matter what brought it about. Reigna comes and helps, makes adjustments to the routine, salves and tinctures, show's Maxene how to massage it and loosen the tightened muscles and force things to relax. Master Apollo's harnesses make it easier to wear the arms made and spread the weight of them. The softest wool from Keatons lands and aeterna make things bearable.

But taking it off at the end of the day still takes my breath away. Still wells up tears till Maxene soothes it. It will take time I am told, always without fail, that it will take time. But it makes me wonder when I wake in the dead of night from the ache, if this happens in Cardia, or Jairdal. Of course it does, but even with the Nox'Alfar and the like, do they use magic to grow the limb again? Or is it magical limbs of materials and it works as if it were ones own?

Written By Cadern

Dec. 8, 2019, 10 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

Another week of waiting for the shoe to drop. It seems like more and more people are looking into the things moving. But at the same time the Compact is not... slow. 'Politics' and disruption a constant while our enemies use the chaos to move freely. Someday I might even know what I'm doing about it. In the interim plans with Eilonwy progress and hopefully before things are fully stirred we can have the date settled. I find myself looking forward to it and worrying all the more for her in what's to come...

Written By Shae

Dec. 8, 2019, 9:11 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

Adventures with friends are always fun, and new friends too!

Written By Caith

Dec. 8, 2019, 8:53 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

Relationship Note on Jeffeth

I wish that person had listened to you.

The truth is, you can warn people. You can give them advice. You can express your concerns. But at some point, one must accept: their choices are their own so the consequences of their actions -- good or bad -- belong to them.

It doesn't lessen your sorrow, though, to watch someone destroy themself. It makes one feel so helpless.

Written By Shae

Dec. 8, 2019, 8:52 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

Relationship Note on Victus

I understand the feeling of having an animal friend that enjoys moving... or taking things. Mal, my raccoon, loves running off with my things, generally hiding them, sometimes he gives them to random people.

Written By Kedehern

Dec. 8, 2019, 8:50 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

We have our first expedition of sorts with the Society of Explorers. Hopefully, all goes well.

Written By Sabella

Dec. 8, 2019, 8:44 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

I am so excited for the scavenger hunt tomorrow I can barely sleep! I hope it will be challenging enough for people who are already acquainted with the city and interesting enough for everyone. If everyone that attempts it learns a little something then I will have succeeded in my task.

I cannot wait for tomorrow!!

Written By Aindre

Dec. 8, 2019, 8:26 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

I'm very fortunate to have arrived safely from Bastion and the warm welcome has been nothing short of astounding. Even for one like myself who finds no small part of their time being offered to a noble's responsibilities, I've already managed to catch up with a few of my cousins and I've also made the acquaintance of a Whisper, a knight-poet, a particularly troublesome southerner and a distinctly charming northerner.

Bastion is very easy to miss. While Arx is wonderful, a true achievement, I'm positive I will soon miss the comforts of home but the rising excitement of shifting politics that is taking place assures me that I am where I need to be for now. Trying times call for excellent leadership. Where better to test my education and experience than at the heart of them?

Written By Aslaug

Dec. 8, 2019, 8:26 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

Who am I to judge?

I am just the person.

It's how you treat Eadwacer that matters most to me.

He's old. He's mangy.

He's got skills.

Most importantly, he means something to me.

Written By Tesha

Dec. 8, 2019, 7:43 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

Calluna and Winterberry (aptly named by Lord Mirk) have found the chest wear I keep old bits of clothes and they found that a slipper is the most wonderful toy to play with. They then drug it into bed for me to see their new plaything before the sun rose this morning.

The good thing is that they are starting to take to their training, which includes no chewing on things. Atramentous looks at me with a long suffering sigh since they've been brought into his home. He grew up with Cale, so he's not too chuffed to have to share his home with him. But the girls, goodness, the puppies are his bane.

Written By Mirari

Dec. 8, 2019, 7:39 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

Relationship Note on Mailys

My cousin and I have been working quite hard for sometime now. At first we had no purpose more than to obtain more. Now, however, we have a goal in mind for the rewards of our labor. In the coming months, and years for this will no doubt take time, shall be exciting and lifechanging... I think.

Written By Athaur

Dec. 8, 2019, 6:23 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

My family grows in Arx. More and more filter to the city from Riva. I know our home is crowded, suffering the growing pains of springing up in so short a time and struggling to contain all the humanity that resides there.

But, I think my choice is becoming an accepted one. I know it was the best one to make. But I am pleased to see that others are open to realizing it as well.

Written By Domonico

Dec. 8, 2019, 6:20 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

Relationship Note on Elloise

You do not park a Navy, you dock it. Usually in a dock or harbour.

Many land based domains still have access to water, be it the seas or rivers and holdings on those shores. Look to them to find your navy.

Written By Evaristo

Dec. 8, 2019, 6:08 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

This week has been so strangely exhiliriating and amazing.

I got an amazing gift. I won a prize at the lovely amazing black and white ball. I got together with someone who can help me out with something important. I got a new weapon (all polished up and with new leather). This warpick is amazing and I got to use it against someone truly BAD. Unfortunately people got really hurt, definitely NOT FUN, but we all survived, thank the gods and godesses.

Written By Leola

Dec. 8, 2019, 5:22 p.m.(5/5/1012 AR)

Relationship Note on Victus

I am reliably informed otters are a creation of Petrichor, your grace. I do hope you enjoy your new companion, and I'm certain the additional liquor capacity he offers in the hip flask he carries will be a boon.

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