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Written By Nisaa

Sept. 17, 2017, 10:06 p.m.(3/25/1007 AR)

It was good to be dancing in front of a crowd again. It felt good to be able to spread my wings and fly free. I was hired with Cesare Whisper as entertainment for an event held by Lady Lucita and Lady Quenia. I did not get to mingle for much, but everyone seemed to have a wonderful time. I can also now say with pride, I have danced before another King!

Not everything is being wonderful though. I wanted to help my new friends that are of the Thrax peoples, but it seemed that no one had anything for me to be helping with. I am understanding, of course. But I worry for them in this very difficult times. I feel so strongly that I should be helping, that I could be doing something, but, I am not sure what. I hope with my heart of hearts that they are all returning home soon, and if not in good health, in soon to be good health of recovery.

Written By Calypso

Sept. 17, 2017, 9:52 p.m.(3/25/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Mirari

I am very lucky to have such clever and talented people around me. A silent Masquerade. What a novel idea. I only regret not being able to enjoy the full thing. We'll have to throw more. What good if fight for life if you aren't living it? Well done.

Written By Tarik

Sept. 17, 2017, 9:27 p.m.(3/25/1007 AR)

I have been busy with all of projects recently, but lucky things are beginning to settle down. I am hoping to get back to my normal social routine. I really have been spending too much time in establishment where people are not buying me free rounds of drinks. How am I supposed to leave before my turn to buy the rounds, if no one buys me a round first. I am hoping this Spring I will continue this path of things finally slowly down for me.

Written By Monique

Sept. 17, 2017, 9:09 p.m.(3/25/1007 AR)

Once, when I was running from the Telmar guards after pulling a heist, I fell into a pig sty. Was it a great experience? No. In fact, it was stinking and humbling. But it was the perfect camouflage at a moment when I needed it most. Life has a way of providing. Whether from the Spirits or the Gods or both, or the demesne of Luck, look for the silver lining in everything. took weeks to clean the shite out of my ears.

Written By Olivia

Sept. 17, 2017, 9:04 p.m.(3/25/1007 AR)

It's been a worrying few months, first with much of my family and Grayson acquaintances off fighting in the forest, and then with my cousin and others traveling to Maelstrom to confront yet another threat. Worrying, and of course, at many times frustrating that I cannot do more to aid them. Nonetheless, I continue in my research, as best I can, with guidance from my sister, hopeful that something I turn up might prove of use in alleviating these hardships on our people.

Outside of this, I was able to meet a few new people of interest who remain here in the city, and I am planning - in the current lull in violence - to make another journey into the forest.

Written By Selene

Sept. 17, 2017, 7:54 p.m.(3/25/1007 AR)

A relatively productive week at the House, with a new Whisper having recently joined the house and meeting a handful of perspective new clients. One noblewoman expressed interest in training as a Courtesan, which is a somewhat rare occurence but an interesting task to take on.

Of course, news of the troubles in Maelstrom dominated the attention of many, but as ever, the House acts as a place of solace from such concerns, our hopefullness some small antidote to the worries that people bring in with them.

Written By Eilonwy

Sept. 17, 2017, 7:52 p.m.(3/25/1007 AR)

I am humbled by the bravery of soldiers. I am not a mercy, but I gladly do my part for those who would fight where I don't have the strength to. There is little I can do or give, but what aid I can offer, I do. If not for the selflessness of warriors, people like me would surely have no chance.

Written By Reese

Sept. 17, 2017, 7:33 p.m.(3/25/1007 AR)

I continue to defend Maelstrom, so far it is gong well, all things considered.

I was worried when Sir Preston got so gravely hurt, but I am glad that see that he is recovering.

Maelstrom has been welcoming to us and providing my men and myself with good provisions.

I have many close to me at my side, for they came over with me. While I worry for their safety, I am glad of their presence. (Prince Luca, Lady Arianna, Lord Killian, Master Sparte)

People have been smart about how they fight, keeping each other protected when needed and staying out the range of combat if not a fighter. This has pleased me. My group here is a good one. Sparte has been protecting everyone and making sure we all come out of every fight alive. Faelan is fighting smart. Eilonwy is healing and keeping many of my men alive. Lady Clara is fighting when needed and healing when needed. Lord Graham has been kicking ass too. Lord Killian and Lady Arianna are quite the team on the battlefield. Prince Luca has been protecting me. In a way it is annoying, as I don't want him hurt protecting me and in a way it is quite moving.

Lord Tobias is pretty damn in impressive in how he leads his men and Sir Preston has no fear and complete faith.


Written By Antonio

Sept. 17, 2017, 6:51 p.m.(3/24/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Valencia

Rest easy, dear sister.

I didn't die.

Written By Aiden

Sept. 17, 2017, 6:12 p.m.(3/24/1007 AR)

When I went to visit Bastion, I did one of two things: I released any bird that wished it from the mews. Surprisingly, a lot stayed. Secondly, I started my duties as Minister of Upkeep. It kept me busy.

Written By Mirari

Sept. 17, 2017, 6:10 p.m.(3/24/1007 AR)

I look forward to a nice quiet evening, tonight.

Written By Alexis

Sept. 17, 2017, 5:26 p.m.(3/24/1007 AR)

Worked on some redsteel for Baron Stormbreak. I enjoy the challenge of the metal - it's trickier to work with than regular steel, but also a wonderful alloy once you get the impurities out.

Written By Alexis

Sept. 17, 2017, 5:20 p.m.(3/24/1007 AR)

Patience is a virtue in the forge as well as on the battlefield - be ready for the perfect moment - when the steel hits just the right temperature, or your foe makes a mistake.

I have been impatient. Thankfully, I have friends and more who remind me of the virtue of patience.

So. Thank you. You know who you are.

Written By Alexis

Sept. 17, 2017, 5:18 p.m.(3/24/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Aksel

The Sword of Stonedeep continues to be a man of amiable company, through both light-hearted and serious conversations. I am glad for what he has shared of his personal history, and happy to have been able to aid him (I think? I hope?).

I'm glad to call him friend.

Written By Orazio

Sept. 17, 2017, 5:13 p.m.(3/24/1007 AR)

To the Faithful Reader:

I have never once suggested that trebuchets could not be an answer to SOME problems.

Merely that they are not a suitable answer to ALL problems.

Written By Archeron

Sept. 17, 2017, 4:41 p.m.(3/24/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Isabeau

Tyde ,and the Thrax, owe a small debt to the Valardin for the kindness of Princess Isabeau in supporting our efforts to house refugees in the recent crisis. She is most kind.

Written By Archeron

Sept. 17, 2017, 4:40 p.m.(3/24/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Margot

Margot trusted me to prepare Tydehall and I think I managed it well - smoked meat and longhouses now stand at the walls ready for refugees. Still. Margot needs to take care of herself.

Written By Archeron

Sept. 17, 2017, 4:39 p.m.(3/24/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Alarissa

I am glad to welcome the princess into the Thrax - despite the dark times. Her common sense will be much needed in the coming weeks. More importantly though, i wish her all the happiness she can find.

Written By Preston

Sept. 17, 2017, 4:36 p.m.(3/24/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Reese

Once again it seems I found myself in debt to Princess Reese. When I was hit in the first bouts of combat at Maelstrom, quite severely in fact, Reese moved to protect me and allow me to continue the fight. Useful given the limited retreat options.

Written By Preston

Sept. 17, 2017, 4:34 p.m.(3/24/1007 AR)

Well. Trebuchets were useful. That will show Orazio that sometimes they are solutions to problems. The downside is that what we faced at Maelstrom managed to rend through my armour. Were it not for Reese, I would have fallen never to rise again. Perhaps I should consider saving up for more advanced armour. Still, I am attached to my old set. I have sent it to our armourers for repairs now we are back in the city and Maelstrom is saved.

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