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Written By Caprice

Dec. 13, 2017, 5:32 p.m.(10/8/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Valencia

Dearest Princess ---

I'm not sure I've ever used her title either come to think of it. I do love that we can be busy in our respective lives and still when we are together it is as if we have not been away. Perhaps I might go as far as to call us friends. Perhaps. Maybe. She is a delight and easy to make blush. I personally take it as a challenge to say those things she thinks. She knows she still wants to hit that. Hit it hard. But catch and release, Val darling... catch and release.

Written By Caprice

Dec. 13, 2017, 5:30 p.m.(10/8/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Alaric

He's a King. He's THE King. He also doesn't yell when I call him Alaric. Although, maaaaaaaybeee I should learn on this whole muckity muck about nobility and their titles. On the other hand, artists are supposed to be off the mainstream.

Did I mention not to hug Lark? I feel like that should be mentioned every journal for the others. Really, she doesn't like that shit if she doesn't know you. So far, I haven't been beheaded.


Written By Lune

Dec. 13, 2017, 4:54 p.m.(10/8/1007 AR)

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

Written By Joscelin

Dec. 13, 2017, 4:31 p.m.(10/8/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Hana

I'm more than passing fond of my 'niece', and it's not often we drag ourselves out and away from our workplaces to carouse in public. What started as a lovely dinner catching up at the Traders Tavern became a torrid affair of giggles and horrible, dirty jokes when the lovely Acacia joined us. While we only drank the good stuff, my head hurt the next day and my face as well from all the laughter.

I'm fairly certain I made a terrible metaphor about sacrifices and virgin wool underpants spun by grandmothers or something, and I wouldn't be surprised if Bess never let me drink there ever again. Ever.

Written By Corban

Dec. 13, 2017, 1:39 p.m.(10/8/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Laric

Over the last few days, I have managed to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the Master of Questions. Like all nobles, I remember a time when the Inquisition was not always used to the noblest ends. After speaking to Prince Laric, I have now come to understand that the Inquisition is now fully focused on the threats we face.

Written By Fatima

Dec. 13, 2017, 1:34 p.m.(10/8/1007 AR)

This morning, at dawn, I walked to the Confessional of the Waves and followed its path. I have to say that this may be one of the most beautifully designed structures in the Thrax Ward. Where so much of our architecture has focused on grim determination and the conquering spirit of our people, the Confessional offers a chance at meditation, peace, and contemplation. The Thrax Manor is an edifice about our dominance, but this is about renewal.

Why do I write about a building, Scholar? Because those who come after us should know that our life was not without beauty and hope.

Written By Alarissa

Dec. 13, 2017, 1:08 p.m.(10/7/1007 AR)

Gods above, below and around. Grant us safe passage, safe health, and good fortune.

Written By Aiden

Dec. 13, 2017, 2:30 a.m.(10/7/1007 AR)

I came to Arx, deciding to blindly follow my heart, and I take away from my time here that following your heart doesn't necessarily mean ignoring logic and reason, but it's important to evaluate the context of the situation you find yourself in, and make an educated decision with what you know and go from there.

Written By Alis

Dec. 12, 2017, 10:16 p.m.(10/6/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

I could not be more happy for you and Caelis. You will be an amazing father, as Caelis will be a wonderful mom. (I will be the crazy Aunt). Fia and I will spoil our new niece or nephew enough for Vance, Tabitha, and Valen combined of course. It's in the small print of the sibling contract. We'll leave the growly Radley faces for Arn to re-create though I think.

In all seriousness though, I am proud of how far our family has come since the role of Highlord came to rest on your shoulders. You have borne it with both grace and compassion, forging your own path while staying true to the Valardin name and ideals. You are a shining example for the next generation of Valardin that are being born. It's my honor to be your sister, my privilege to be a Voice for you, and it will be my joy to be an Aunt to your children.

Written By Cara

Dec. 12, 2017, 3:06 p.m.(10/6/1007 AR)

If there is one thing I've learned through my readings of history, it's this: the ends almost never justify the means -- and that people so often learn that fact far, far too late.

Written By Zara

Dec. 12, 2017, 2:28 p.m.(10/6/1007 AR)

I've finally arrived in Arx, although I've barely changed from my travelling leathers - they still sit in a pile on my trunk waiting with the rest of my things to be put away. What I've seen of the city so far is quite pleasing. I met my cousin Aurelian soon after arriving and he showed me a little of it.

I've only just returned and washed and am finally able to take a few private moments to gather my thoughts and consider all that I must do in the upcoming days. For certain, I must meet with my cousins, High Prince Edain and Princess Alis, and make sure that all they know my assistance is at their disposal. I must also make an appearance at the Temple and speak with Archlector Etienne and the other priests here, and make myself known to Prince Calarian or Princess Margot if I am to rise in the ranks of the Observers.

In all, there is much to keep me busy in these first few days here and I wonder when I will have time to write again, much less sit with a book and enjoy myself for a while.

Written By Monique

Dec. 12, 2017, 12:16 p.m.(10/5/1007 AR)

When I was young, my father used to tell me stories of a thief who made his living robbing from the rich to give to the poor. Is it any wonder, then, that I grew up to do what I did? But who can live up to such stories?

Written By Valery

Dec. 12, 2017, 8:45 a.m.(10/5/1007 AR)

I think my idea will work!!
I've talked with three people that are willing to help, some even more than what I intended...
Still a lot of people I need to reach, but those are enough to start the works...

Written By Shard

Dec. 12, 2017, 6:49 a.m.(10/5/1007 AR)

There are times I've felt so angry that it could be a feeling best described as having an actual fire sewn inside my chest. It's not fucking pleasant for anyone involved when it happens, myself included. But people tend to mistake the capability for a lot of anger for likelihood for it to come out. And they also mix up a bad mood or general unwillingness to put up with their dumb bullshit for actual anger, especially the murderous sort. Not that this mix-up isn't useful sometimes, but I'm not actually going to kill someone because they're mildly annoying me, or because I dislike them. I dislike a lot of people. It's kind've what I do. You really shouldn't worry about it.

I mean, unless I'm actually warning you to back the fuck off. Then maybe take me seriously. I didn't say I wouldn't glass you.

Written By Delilah

Dec. 12, 2017, 3:36 a.m.(10/5/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Reese

Princess Reese Grayson

General of the Grayson army, an amazing warrior (so I've heard), and a most wonderful Princess.
The Compact is so incredibly lucky to have you.

Thank you for everything. For organizing those scouting missions, for taking care of others when they were hurt, for giving people gifts when it was completely unnecessary. For everything.

You're my hero, no word of a lie.

Written By Caprice

Dec. 11, 2017, 11:34 p.m.(10/4/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Talen

I have blamed everything on you.
You are welcome.
<Hearts drawn here>

Written By Thena

Dec. 11, 2017, 11:02 p.m.(10/4/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Aureth

Story checks out.

Written By Aureth

Dec. 11, 2017, 10:24 p.m.(10/4/1007 AR)

The thing about extensive training in etiquette is that it is not actually extensive training in giving a fuck about other people.

Written By Talen

Dec. 11, 2017, 10:16 p.m.(10/4/1007 AR)

I took a lengthy hunting trip alongside some other duties and now I am home. Good old Arx, not burning down while I'm gone.

I'm sure someone's found a reason to blame something on me, however, despite my absence.

Who knows, maybe I even did it this time.

Written By Thena

Dec. 11, 2017, 9:25 p.m.(10/4/1007 AR)

I thought silks were supposed to have better manners than the likes of me.

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