July 9, 2017, 11:54 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
I'll keep this log a bit more brief and general, since evidently the slightest suggestion that all is not flowers and roses in my life (or in the larger and more complicated world around us) is an airing of momentous scandal. Oh. Have I done it again now?
All that aside, things are quiet now, which is alternate parts relieving and frustrating. We have several members of House Tyde newly come to the city, and I will be glad for the tower not being quite so empty as it sometimes seems. I have had opportunity to reconnect with people important to me, which is always satisfying. Otherwise, it is just a matter of waiting on what comes next.
July 9, 2017, 11:52 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
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I had the pleasure of meeting my husband's cousin, the Lady Shae. She is the sweetest of ladies and so very energetic. I think between herself and Lady Jael that I might ... it says odd to say this, but between them I feel almost as if I can recapture some of my lost childhood.
July 9, 2017, 11:49 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
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Duchess Calista's intended. Previously I only knew him in passing, but we had a chance to speak a bit when I met the two of then together. Perhaps surprisingly, or perhaps the opposite, we seemed to have a few things in common, not the least being the fact we both are (or will be) consorts to more powerful women! But also, of course, that we are both swordsmen wondering at our futures beyond the blade. In any case, seems worthy of her, and Tor, which I'm glad for.
July 9, 2017, 11:45 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
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what can I say about Prince Aiden that many don't know? Oh I know.
Since the day of the Seige when we fought back to back taking down the Shav and Bringers who tried to come over the wall he has been by my side.
From the moment I took the blow from the giant monster to when I woke up and he was at my side.
He has taken me in like a brother and I him, he has come to every award ceremony that I was given a award for fighting and saved his life he has sat and cheered me on.
He has become one of my best friends and I do wish to get to know Silas as such as well in time.
I would save Aiden or Silas again if I had to make the choice all over again.
And even when Aiden was not cheered for or given acknowledge meant for his actions he still stood at my side.
I thank you prince Aiden for all that you have done for me and given me and for that I put here in the white journals for all to see!
Prince Aiden I thank you for your courage and your bravery on the ramparts at the Seagate you will be now be remembered for your brave actions.
July 9, 2017, 11:42 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
Anoooooother thing I went to this week was the Redrain/Valardin wedding reception of Princess Marian and Prince Fergus. Would you believe I learned some things there too? It wasn't just the names of new people, although I always do enjoy those. It was also interesting factoids!
For instance, I'm way better at traditional Redrain dancing than Larissa! Maybe if she let me eat more cookies she'd be good at it too. I think these two things are HIGHLY CORRELATED.
July 9, 2017, 11:39 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
The Shrine of Petrichor has been busy these weeks.
Legate Orazio wished to discuss the help the Lodge has offered, and we spoke within the Shrine. It was a joy to have my achievements, no matters how small in comparison to the city as a whole, be noted.
Prince Aiden wished to discuss the animals of the Menagerie. I reminded him of the previous escapes, and that those that remain are there by choice. I told him of my meetings with the folk there. He was pleased.
Lady Carita Darkwater visited. We discussed her interest in botanical gardens, and it seems my help, however reluctantly promised, will be required. So be it. She seems a fine lady, and quite different to the former head of that house.
Petal Penrose visited, and I reassured her as to her store's validity. It was not hard; I was wearing the attire she'd made for me in return for my advice and tuition on keeping her gardens.
July 9, 2017, 11:34 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
So many around me are finding people to be with and getting married, why do I find that this makes me feel lonely? I do not wish to say that I am jealous because I am not but I do not know why something that scares me makes me feel so alone. Perhaps my dear friends words to me were correct I need to harden my self and tuff the Fuck up.
July 9, 2017, 11:32 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
The damage to the Grey Forest is being repaired.
There are many things I must say, but I am pleased, first and foremost, I can say that. The Lodge of Petrichor played it's part, and we assisted in recovering the damage done by the Bringer's March, and saving much of Greyson's lands, to refute famine and misery. It feels good, to know that, in my own way, I helped with this.
I've not had thanks from the family as yet, but I am sure it will come. Another issue, of the new treaty with the Nox, has surely overtaken it in their minds.
July 9, 2017, 11:32 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
Another thing I went to this week was the tea party at the Palace hosted by Lady Symonesse, the King's betrothed. I mostly went for the cookies and the company, but I even managed to learn some things here too!
For instance, by certain measures I'm probably older than Aureth, and apparently if I don't moderate my cookie intake around Larissa she will cut me off.
July 9, 2017, 11:27 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
The past few weeks I have been thinking of many things, I have been thinking about how I was when I was back home and how I have become here in Arx. The changes and chances I have taken and made in my life. I was always scared of marriage of spending my life with someone I did not know, someone that may or may not love me as time goes on. It all scares me very much till today. I ready my cousins words and they made me feel better maybe know that I am not the only one who feels that way and perhaps it maybe time to start searching. I thought, I thought I may had found that someone but things do not always work out as you want them too. I have grown in my sword play and how I view things around me, with Mangata's help I will someday be like them and I will fit in and they will see me for who I am.
July 9, 2017, 11:24 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
The Regent held an open throne discussion at the Assembly of Peers and it was certainly interesting to attend. I learn a lot by going to these kinds of things, even apart from the obvious stuff like "I'd really never want to be the Regent".
For instance, elves get to skip being children!
That is wildly unfair.
July 9, 2017, 11:23 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
Really, the primary problem at the moment is mass. Not size, not even volume. Just mass. It's the stone walls that are the chokepoint--the bottleneck. Yet every possible solution is so expensive! Yet...a thinner material there would allow a thicker material elsewhere... A net savings perhaps? I really must consult with a merchant in the near future, rather than simply guessing...
July 9, 2017, 11:18 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
Work work work. More work. All the time. I should stop. I really should. But there is so much to *do*. So much to *see*. So many numbers to crunch...
I really should look into hiring street urchins to help me run these equations...
July 9, 2017, 11:17 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
After much thought and prayer, I have come to the decision to give up leadership of the Gold Order. I wish I could have done as well by it as Lady Niamh would have required, but my duties to the Rivens press me, as do other duties, and new commitments I'm exploring. In truth, I am simply not ready to command a knightly order, and certainly not ready to build one from the ground up. I shall remain attached to it as a knight for now, while my duties allow. The memories it holds for me of Niamh are happy ones, and it has assembled fine warriors. I am not sure what will come of it, though I pray the strength it has gathered can still be used to fight against the darkness, in its current form or another.
July 9, 2017, 11:10 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
While I miss the woodlands of Oakhaven, I am finding my place here within the city of Arx. I am pleased to be staying with Kael and Reigna at Keaton Hall, and soon when the kennels are finished, I should be able to bring the hounds from home. I miss them. It is strange to have such constant companions and then to be without. It's strange to be in a city such as Arx after the quiet of the woods. Though, I have found those with similar leanings who, too, enjoy the wild spaces, and that has been a comfort. There is much to plan, and much to do, and I am enjoying meeting many new faces.
July 9, 2017, 11:07 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
A quiet week, all in all. It has given me time to think, something that a few too many people say I should spend more time on. Back in the countryside I didn't really get chided the way I am here in the city. Expectations have been different, and with the threat of Brand gone, the king restored, and the city more or less secure the issue of social decorum is coming up more and more often.
I've at least gotten a bit better at dealing with others, but I can tell others avoid me in social circumstances for good reason. At first I imagined it was a thing about birth or station, and sometimes it is. Now I know I'm just bad at those sorts of things, pure and simple. I don't feel like I need to stay bad, though. Hopefully I'll pick up the right things before too many people complain.
July 9, 2017, 10:23 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
I have learned a lot recently, I've learned that I hate reading. I can do it, but it takes me forever to get through the book in comparison to someone else that enjoys it I imagine. I am halfway decent at talking to people, but I evidently am far too rough around the edges for polite society. Oh well. No real loss there. I also learned that...I don't know, things.
July 9, 2017, 10:04 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
Anze - if Fergus is now hitched, that means that -you- are the grump now. Hurry up, chop chop!
July 9, 2017, 9:59 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
Tea parties are poor places for Thraxian.
Parties, even, are a stretch.
I hope the person who invented parties burns beyond Tehom's mirror.
July 9, 2017, 8:55 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)
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He makes a most lovely apple pie. The scent divine, and I barely even finished cutting it up before the pieces were disappearing rapidly. Though in the end, it might not have been the world's best first impression of myself, I am so happy to have met Warrick and perhaps, in future, there are baking opportunities together.