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Written By Agatha

May 13, 2018, 7:59 p.m.(9/25/1008 AR)

I think winning that contest snuck up on me. Why is Reese saying I won something about being stealthy?

This means I am going to have to be extra noisy from now on, doesn't it?

Written By Agatha

May 9, 2018, 8:30 p.m.(9/17/1008 AR)

I was at a tavern tonight and High Lord Victus was there. He said, "I was curious. What's the point of wanting to know shit if you're not gonna ask?" Of course he was talking about something that ended up with him getting pretty thwapped I think. ((No, Scholar, I'm not sure if it's a word or how to spell it. I trust you!))

That sounds like great advice to follow!

What could possibly go wrong?

Written By Agatha

May 2, 2018, 8:56 a.m.(9/1/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Bliss

Whisper Bliss, it was an honor to help end the meeting of the Champions with our epic battle. I am sure that you shall have an opportunity to even the score in the future. Perhaps next time people need to duel they shall look to us.

PS: I hope your thumb is better.

Agatha Redrain
Thumbwrestling: 1-0

Written By Agatha

April 30, 2018, 1:45 p.m.(8/25/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Gwenna

You should absolutely do more painting! Maybe you could do a family portrait, especially with the new little wriggly one around! I will even try to hold still as long as I can!

That will probably not be very long. Maybe you could just paint a reddish smudge where I should be!

Written By Agatha

April 23, 2018, 9:38 a.m.(8/9/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Kenna

I brought it with me scholar! Everyone should see this so you should help me sketch it. The world should know what a menacing badass Lady Kenna Whitehawk really is! I THINK that is a compliment. She still has not written back to tell me if this is a threat or not!

Just remember - her messenger, the thing that brought this to me? IS A SQUIRREL. Not just a squirrel. Like the PRINCESS of squirrels or something! And Lady Kenna had her bring me THIS! -from the skin of her messenger critter's own people-.

Secret. Badass.

(And herein, a bad drawing that fails to do justice to the below desc)
Makeshift 'Bear'skin Rug
Fashioned together from many many small skins that are definitely not bear (they look like squirrel), this rug is a patchwork mosaic of fluff and stitching. It lays mostly flat, but only because it's been stepped on a great deal. Still, it has it's own sort of charm with all the matted down fur and stretched outlines of flattened rodents.

Written By Agatha

April 23, 2018, 12:20 a.m.(8/8/1008 AR)

DON'T POKE THE BEAR! That means you! You know who.


Not gonna be able to look at Princess Reese's ribbons the same again.

Written By Agatha

April 16, 2018, 12:53 p.m.(7/23/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Saoirse

Scholar, I would like to make an addition to my will. Should I die before Princess Saoirse, please leave her my big lettered HAH!

It sounds like she might need it.

Yes, she can borrow it from time to time until I pass.

Written By Agatha

April 16, 2018, 11:43 a.m.(7/23/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Echo

Cousin, I think I am going to remember the VERY GOOD ADVICE in your friend's poem. I am already good at all of those things. HAH!

"Feigned an annoying laugh, a grating sound
Then sang purposely so bad that dogs did howl
And ate things to make her breath smell foul "

Written By Agatha

April 13, 2018, 3:25 p.m.(7/17/1008 AR)

So. Being a knight, and being a cat, and being a bear. I don't know. The cat seems pretty tough and isn't being made a knight, so I guess it's all just fun and stuff and great. BUT, and this is a GOOD but. Not a good BUTT. Lots of you have perfectly nice .. Oh, right Scholar. Sorry for getting off track when I'm trying to be serious for once.

Starting over, there's some good coming of all this. NO, sister, I am not talking about losing the bet, though there were an awful lot of happy giggles at the idea of this whole fancy dress thing.

We're talking about what it means to be a knight, and I just had a really nice conversation about that with a young man from Oakhaven, Jonathan something I think. About what it means, about setting examples, about what we admired in knights when we were children. About how it shaped the grownups we've become. And then I'm reading other knights speak up about what their journey has been like, what it means to them.

I was raised with everything I would ever need, not having to worry about my next meal came from or a safe place to sleep. One of my good friends was an orphan from a very different life. Maybe without the dedication and idealism we take from our service, we would not have met. We may come from wealth or from poverty, we may have different tools to use, but I think at the end of the day it comes down to this for a lot of us: Whatever we do have, armed to the teeth or bare to the bone and with our last breath, we would give in service to this Compact. We would die for it, and we will live for it. We will die for you and we will live to protect you and serve you.

So thanks, Claw of the Realm, or whatever fancy title it was (SORRY, High Lord, I'll try to remember. You have a Very Important Cat. I like her sass), for making us reflect on what all that stuff means. I'm kind of glad you're not a knight, but you should be too. The plate would probably make it really easy for the mice to hear you coming. You still cost me a day in a dress.

Written By Agatha

April 13, 2018, 2:58 p.m.(7/17/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Joscelin

I am sending my finest scouts to stand guard and make sure you rest. They have all practiced their stern faces in front of me. They are VERY stern.

Candice is looking forward to the challenge. She claims it has nothing to do with the pretty jewels.

Future Most Dangerous Bear.

Written By Agatha

April 9, 2018, 5:05 p.m.(7/10/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Gwenna

I am sensing a theme for how to spend the day celebrating your birthday. You get to pick out who spars who - including you - and the terms.

Written By Agatha

April 9, 2018, 12:56 p.m.(7/9/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Gwenna

Just making sure that everyone heard Gwenna mentioning her birthday is this month. GWENNA'S BIRTHDAY THIS MONTH.

Making sure everyone knows our Snowflower is apparently a summer princess!

Written By Agatha

April 9, 2018, 12:20 p.m.(7/9/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Barric

I am not sure you are making this shark wrestling/fight expedition sound less interesting. Are you trying to make it less interesting? You are failing.

A -maw-. Thrax cousins. You should show me this maw!

Fine. At least I promise not to try this alone without more experienced watery people.

Written By Agatha

April 9, 2018, 12:15 p.m.(7/9/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Orazio

Oh, sometimes I carry the armor with me to the training centers. The helm I wear because it makes the kids laugh and smile. If I'm in full armor while I run it's just for training purposes. But it's a good point about the affording it! I'll think about that. The children jumping on you is sort of fun. And also good training to make you strong and sturdy!

The Bear Scouts are a different kind of scouts. I suppose I should make them their own post to explain what I'm doing. BE ON THE LOOKOUT!

Wow. those last points though. Not exercising for that long? And no alcohol?

Send help. We may have found the foe to lay me low - Summer. We may become bitter enemies you and I! (Well, except I mean of course the cycle of the seasons are great and the Gods and yay for all that. But I am going to be so happy when winter is back).

Written By Agatha

April 9, 2018, 11:56 a.m.(7/9/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Barric

Go on. I am listening.

If you are ever wondering, it was the shark wrestling that caught my attention.

Though now I'm wondering if there's, you know, a fish equivalent of all these bunny problems.

Written By Agatha

April 9, 2018, 11:31 a.m.(7/9/1008 AR)

I am SURE Father Orazio is a lot smarter than me. But he has clearly not run around the city in full leather armor with a big old bear helm on with children jumping up on him every block. Maybe I should go meet him and try to talk him into taking a turn at leading the Bear Scouts on an adventure one day. I do not know if summer would be his favorite.

Some of this summer stuff makes me miss Farhaven. People talk about bears hibernating in winter, but it's summer that makes me sleepy! But it's too itchy and hot and sticky.

Do not poke sleep deprived cranky summer bears.

HAH. Scholar! That was a very brave poke. You can do that.

So what advice do you southerners have for a very wintery bear dealing with their first summer here?

Written By Agatha

April 6, 2018, 4:28 p.m.(7/3/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Jan

I will also work for meat pies, if you ever need someone to help move things. I am going to assume these are very good meat pies.

The bear scouts say that they will help as well, but would like to *herein there is a brief, quiet conversation with a bear scout, a scholar, and a princess. A moment later* Okay, I trust you guys. It's probably the right word. They would like the offer to be further ''incentivized'' with some of Lottie's cookies.

Written By Agatha

April 5, 2018, 1:23 p.m.(7/1/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Gwenna

I think it's a good idea! I mean, I couldn't sit and listen to scholars for more than a few minutes. So it's good that the kids develop their strengths. And Bear Scouts get hurt sometimes ((Scholar, you know the healers back home. They looked like you and your friends, you know, the faces they made when they saw me coming in with my arm dangling is kind of like the one you made when you see me coming in all in plate!)). Learning other ways to be a hero is good when you can't practice the old fashioned Hit it Till It Stops Being Able To Be Evil method!

Written By Agatha

April 5, 2018, 1:18 p.m.(7/1/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Echo

Well, I am apparently Ursa Major Danger Bear. You can be Ursa Minor Alarmingly Hugging Bear?

Written By Agatha

April 5, 2018, 11:44 a.m.(7/1/1008 AR)

Relationship Note on Isabetta

The bear scouts have taken a vote and almost unanimously we agree that Danger Bear is a much better nickname than Cuddle Bear.

Terrence abstained.
Candice liked cuddle bear. Candice may make different life choices in the future. Or she might be the most dangerous bear of all.

((Scholar? Are you SURE it's not abstinanced? They're related? OH!)

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