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Written By Wash

March 22, 2018, 9:07 p.m.(5/28/1008 AR)

There are terrible destructive forces on the ocean. There are people who might soil themselves simply to think about being out of sight of land. And yet, the Mourning Sea, unbefouled by the Darkwater Deeps, is the most beautiful sight I have ever seen.

With caravels, and Carvel-hulled cogs, and no darkwater to impede, the Eastern Continent and the Southern will be open for trade. What magnificence will we find out there, in the distance, beyond the horizon? What beauties have we not yet beheld? What lands will there be beyond those? Could it be possible one day to sail past the mirror and explore the lands of the Gods? Getting there might be the easy part... returning? Not so much.

Written By Vano

March 22, 2018, 7:53 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Yasmine

And yet, you known nothing of ours.

Written By Lavinia

March 22, 2018, 7:51 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Yasmine


Written By Yasmine

March 22, 2018, 7:24 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

I welcome a chance to have a deep, in depth discussion with Prince Rook anytime. He's particularly skilled at them.

Written By Katarina

March 22, 2018, 6:52 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Yasmine

If I am wrong, then I more than welcome you to come and enlighten me so I don't continue to draw the same conclusion. But as someone who is contributing from the patronage of my husband, I'd caution you to at least be more polite to me. There's no need to be caustic and rude. If you like, I could ask him to speak more in depth of the finer arts of etiquette with you.

Written By Amari

March 22, 2018, 6:52 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Veronica

I'm overjoyed to see you home and in good health, cousin. I thought about you often, as I did all the Keatons who have been gone these last few weeks.

I'd like to apologize for the time I did secretly fill your boots with cold porridge when we were children. Although it was hilarious and you probably deserved it at the time, I've felt guilty about it ever since... They were very nice boots.

Written By Jev

March 22, 2018, 6:49 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Joscelin

I woke up feeling great this morning! Have a pleasant day.

Written By Belladonna

March 22, 2018, 6:38 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

I have found that there is an art to dressing down a person of superior rank. The only problem with it seems to be that one either has it, or not. I am always most interested in watching the Whites to see who exposes themselves as being on which side of that particular skill.

Written By Eshra

March 22, 2018, 6:32 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Yasmine

I believe your advice that you offer Princess Katarina is superb if misplaced. Perhaps you should heed it .

Written By Yasmine

March 22, 2018, 6:19 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Katarina

It is always better to remain quiet and let everyone think you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

You know nothing of my people, Princess. Stick to what you know. Lord Vano, if he has any self-respect left, knows of what I speak.

Written By Halsim

March 22, 2018, 6:08 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

It isn't often ones entire life is turned completely upside down multiple times in a lifetime... but here I am, about to get to work on rebuilding.

I have been named a Voice of House Darkwater with things as busy as they are, and will be setting to the long road of recovery.

One step at a time. Luckily I have help... but will likely need more in time.

It'll be an interesting challenge, at least.

Written By Orathy

March 22, 2018, 5:44 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Abbas

Reckon I were better to serve being on the ship with you 'n the pravuses, but aye, fucked up figuring them silks I ain't knowing be knowing how to lead a proper defense. Stood 'round with me thumb up me ass instead. Aye, now I be regrettin it to be hearin ya lost to the waters.

You be savin the twins, reckon I be owin ya me thanks. I be liftin a pint to yer actions and buyin a round for anyone who fuckin does the same!

Written By Brogan

March 22, 2018, 5:25 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Valencia

As I get home with friends and family, feeling blessed to have them with me, I've come to find that some of those closest to me have lost very dear friends and family. My heart is heavy for them, blunting my own joy, and seeing what could've happened up North.

My thoughts and prayers to the Spirits go out to the families of the lost loved ones. Anyone with a heart, with a family, has experienced loss. No one escapes unscathed. Every story of separation is different, but I think we all understand that basic, wrenching emotion that comes from saying goodbye (or not having the chance), not knowing if we'll see that person again - or worse ... knowing that we won't.

I'll offer what support you'll want, and my own thoughts having suffered the loss of both Wife and Daughter... Loss and Discovery, Death and Life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun. While there might feel only darkness right now, the Night doesn't last forever, and even though the feeling when the Morning breaks won't erase the memory of the Night... it'll remind you that there's always the next Day.

Written By Margot

March 22, 2018, 5:21 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

I have been on a boat so long even when I lay in my bed at the Tower now I still feel the waves moving, rocking my body.
At first it was unnerving, but now I realize it is the salt in my blood, having been woken up for being where it was meant to be.

Written By Monique

March 22, 2018, 5:20 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Cristoph

It warms me to hear how well you led the Greenmarch cavalry under your banner, Duke Laurent. I have no doubt your bravery inspired their action and I am grateful for it.

Written By Mae

March 22, 2018, 5:08 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

I realize I never wrote a follow up. Magpie is home, safe and sound. Mayir and Fortunato, too. They brought with them Dame Eleanor, who was quite injured. I saw to Eleanor before sending her on to the Mercies.

I'll rest easier now.

Written By Juliana

March 22, 2018, 4:54 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

I had no plans to say anything to anyone but I have been asked and have been reminded that there are children who will one day need to know. So I will say this.

He died.. he died protecting the Compact, even though he said he would not.
He gave his life so that those of us that were with him could live, even though he swore he was not a hero.
He died with the weight of his life full on him and his heart brimming with love.

I don't see how one could ask any more of a man than that.

I loved him, I love him still he was and always will be my brother.

Written By Corban

March 22, 2018, 4:43 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Cristoph

Duke Cristoph has suggested that we tell stories of the heroes of Setarco. I think that is a fine idea. So let me tell the story of Duke Cristoph Laurent and the cavalry of the Oathlands.

It is hard to overstate the danger of the rabid dogs that the Pirate King's minions unleashed on the lines in Setarco. They are the creatures that murdered both Dame Zhayla, the Sword of Old Oak, and Lord Killian Ashford, the Paladin of Ideals. They, in other words, defeated some of our finest warriors. Any rational soldier would cower and refuse to face them.

But not Duke Cristoph and his brave men and women. They steeled themselves, they charged. Their losses were unspeakable. But they were victorious. I commanded men on that line. We owe our lives to them.

It is said that the purest form of Gloria's worship is to pray not for victory, but for the courage to do one's duty. The Duke Cristoph's cavalry venerated Gloria in their deeds at Setarco.

Written By Jev

March 22, 2018, 4:23 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

If anyone knows the first name of Lady "I'm Always Tired" Igniseri, please send a messenger my way.

Written By Kaldur

March 22, 2018, 4:18 p.m.(5/27/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Samantha

My liege lady. She has welcomed Seliki to Arx and now, additionally, Yaya Oona. So much gratitude.

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