Written By Katarina
June 19, 2018, 2:12 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)
Speaking of, I am nothing if not a honorable woman of my word. I will not retaliate against Princess Terese Valardin for the next forty-eight hours no matter what sort of pranks she comes up with to annoy me. I will not have all her furniture replaced with garishly bright pink furniture for forty-eight hours...
... Gods, help me. How am I going to make it that long? She's going to do something terrible. I just know it.
Written By Snow
June 19, 2018, 1:03 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)
Written By Snow
June 19, 2018, 1:01 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)
Relationship Note on Appolonia
Written By Alejandro
June 19, 2018, 12:35 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)
Relationship Note on Calista
Written By Monique
June 19, 2018, 12:34 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)
And then Jamie arrived. Sigh. I don't know that I've ever been so glad to see anyone. /No one/ else may call me Spark, for the record. Not unless they want to face certain doom. His arrival was the sign I was waiting for, I think.
Written By Seth
June 19, 2018, 12:23 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)
Though I'm sure if I sent a missive to my father about the victory, the Chillhearted would merely say that playing in snow is far different from war. And I'm sure that he's right, like always.
Written By Simone
June 19, 2018, 12:22 a.m.(1/15/1009 AR)
Written By Etienne
June 18, 2018, 11:50 p.m.(1/15/1009 AR)
Written By Lisebet
June 18, 2018, 11:47 p.m.(1/15/1009 AR)
Written By Eithne
June 18, 2018, 11:20 p.m.(1/15/1009 AR)
Ferrando always makes me laugh. There is truly never a dull moment between us. I suppose that is what happens when one gets to spend their free time with the person they consider their best friend.
Then there's Aurora. I am beyond proud of her. She shared some news with me recently and our conversation easily rolled into something profane and hysterical. Can't share things like that with just anyone.
Most recently, my work. Metal craft has been my life. It's in my blood. It's always been a dream of mine to say I am a legend in my field. I can finally say that dream has come true. It wouldn't have been possible to achieve this near impossible goal were it not for my clients who have been loyal and encouraging over the years. They've watched me grow and struggle, they saw me pour blood, sweat, and tears into their armor, knowing I wouldn't give them anything less than excellent work because their safety is paramount. I am thankful and humbled. This LEGENDARY feat is for you.
Written By Fredrik
June 18, 2018, 10:56 p.m.(1/15/1009 AR)
Subject: unfortunate choices
In my many years of trying to restore my family name and survive to do it, I have many times been dismayed, but this...This may take the top.
I have recently learned that about half of what was once RedTyde lands is in the hands of a Thraxian County under Kennex, which is enough for pause. Obviously, I would never make a move against a legitimate noble family or their holdings under most circumstances, but the fact they hold my ancestral halls as part of their lands makes is cause for...Well as I said, a pause and a bit of the drink. Because of course, they won it by conquest, and Thraxian decree of long ago.
That is not excellent. I have also learned that half of my former lands are Abandoned. Even worse, they are Abandoned who were formally distant relatives of mine, who have gone feral and left the compact to wage a war against the local Kennex county. Not an overly large war, skirmishes and the like, but unfortunately for the county, enough that half my former lands belong to nobody. So to take back that which is mine, I will have to kill, or make bow, former relatives of a sort.
This calls for a drink. Or several. No more planning tonight.
Written By Appolonia
June 18, 2018, 10:14 p.m.(1/15/1009 AR)
Each of them left me with a piece of their story and more questions than answers. I look forward to seeking out the answers over the coming months. Between my duties to my House, of course.
It is good to be in Arx.
Written By Oriana
June 18, 2018, 9:34 p.m.(1/15/1009 AR)
Relationship Note on Pharamond
Written By Victus
June 18, 2018, 8:29 p.m.(1/14/1009 AR)
We started off in the north and I gotta say that this time of year, it's the place to be. Frost on the ground and hills of snow covering up all the keeps. Fresh, biting air in your lungs. Winter is fucking fantastic and the deeper we went into it, the cozier I got. Can't say much the same of my wife and our travelling companions though, but they kept their lips stiff if it was bothering them any. Respectably stiff.
Tyde. Tyde was awkward. What else could it have been though, with all the preparation and pretty words? Were it bad though? Absolutely not. Duchess Margot puts on a show for all of her visitors and seeing Dagon lug around the Sword of our House was one of them swelling with pride moments. Saw faces new and old, familiar and not. Some were pleased to me more. Some were not. Yet I think it went better than anyone had expected. Steps toward a calmer future.
Got to see Whitefrost and Navegant as well right after. The land of the turtles and the land of always ice. Both had their charm, Navegant having such pride in their crafters and Whitefrost having such elegance to them. I think you'd call it 'elegance' anyhow, their manor was fucking big. I still wonder how Navegant keeps managing to do so much new shit with just turtle shells. You'd think a shell could only go so far, but I had the most egg on my face for that idea.
Grihem's Point. It's a shame that we'd had to arrive on the day of Duchess Grimhall's illness, but the family was there to greet us happily all the same. The heart of Isles tradition has to be seen to be believed, almost like I was setting foot on revered ground. I know full well of course that they probably didn't consecrate every part of the isle, but I sure felt like it. Some folks may not think that a bulky mass of sailor and wizened reavers would also make one of the greatest sounding choirs I've ever heard, but you'd be proper wrong. Sea shanties ain't nothing to fuck with.
Kennex and Stormward itself. Their recent history has been a bloody one, but it was good to see that the heart of their people was still intact. The shipwrights were doing their thing and the storied history of the Kennex line was displayed in full force. They haven't lost their charm, that's for certain. It's a shame that this visit that had to end in tragedy. I did not know the Lady Elara very well myself, but I can see plainly in the moment of her passing the amount of love that girl had garnered. If only every person could be so lucky to have that kind of connection to their loved ones.
Blackshore and Darkwater. These were the more solemn spots of the trip, but not because of their present. Their present in fact looks more hopeful than ever. I wasn't sure what I would see on Blackshore after having been given reports after its cataclysm. Yet the name 'New Hope' for their new, budding city is a damn good one. Their dockyards were fine and their people were in high spirits. Even if much of their home was charred, they're determined to make something new. Darkwater as well, another isle that's been scorched by our conflicts and war. Though the place may be a ghost town compared to its former self, its people are still here. Refuges and new folk who would start their lives there will come flocking. And the Keep where the hero Darrow Darkwater fell still stands strong. That castle ain't going nowhere for a long time.
At last, home. The Maelstrom where I was running through bloody streets since I was small. Finally the opportunity for rest, food and drink. I scarcely wouldn't have thought though that our trip through the fortress would end in finding a fucking city in the mountains. The memories left in that place made themselves known loud and clear to the lot of us while we were down there. I think I can see a little bit clearer now that I've had 'em bumping around in my brain. Things look... Good.
Lastly, Prince Danse. Lil baby boy of blonde hair and plump in the belly. Time to figure out when's appropriate to put a kid on some exercise. Till then though? I'm just so fucking glad this one is a calm little bugger. No screaming late into the evening, no trying to kick me in the chin when they're upset. Just content, like a flowing river. Apparently Valardin is gonna teach him how to ride horses. Heh, now that I'd like to see.
Written By Vanora
June 18, 2018, 8:27 p.m.(1/14/1009 AR)
Relationship Note on Katarina
Written By Thena
June 18, 2018, 7:56 p.m.(1/14/1009 AR)
Relationship Note on Lumen
Written By Magnus
June 18, 2018, 7:39 p.m.(1/14/1009 AR)
Now, to work.
Written By Lumen
June 18, 2018, 7:26 p.m.(1/14/1009 AR)
Written By Snow
June 18, 2018, 7:21 p.m.(1/14/1009 AR)
Relationship Note on Aleksei
Written By Snow
June 18, 2018, 5:06 p.m.(1/14/1009 AR)