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Written By Shard

Oct. 14, 2017, 8:58 p.m.(5/25/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Samael

Really? Could have fooled me.

Written By Samael

Oct. 14, 2017, 8:49 p.m.(5/25/1007 AR)

Justice is the most discussed and most important objective of The Compact of Arvum and our society. It is the foundation of well ordered human living. By nature and against the propriety and decency of our better judgement, we are but slaves to our own selfish desires. Justice demands the regulation of our own selfish actions by securing fair distributions and equal treatment of equals. It is therefore our imperative to propitiate to the gods with our sacrifice for justice. We must sacrifice our own selfish desires to protect the Compact from those who would seek to destroy it. We must break the slavery bonds our own selfishness has on us.

And we must punish those who refuse to make this necessary sacrifice.

Written By Cambria

Oct. 14, 2017, 8:38 p.m.(5/25/1007 AR)

For my own personal reference, now and in the future:

"In deep woods you may hunt, in fields you may sow and harvest, and from low valleys to high peaks you may still find safe haven. Through the blessing of Petrichor's grace you are granted dominion over all lands."

The god Petrichor, sometimes called the Patron of Farmers, grants mankind dominion over all of nature according to the teachings of the Faith of the Pantheon.

These are not my own words. I asked a Scholar if I might transcribe them into my journal. The Scholar, naturally, kindly granted me this request.

Written By Esoka

Oct. 14, 2017, 7:51 p.m.(5/25/1007 AR)

To celebrate the arrival of spring with the Lodge of Petrichor, I took part in the boar hunt. The competition was grand. Princess Marian, Princess Lou, Dame Alexis, Lord Estaban, and Count Artorius showed great bravery in facing up to such fierce game. I was rather surprised to win, given the skill they displayed. I received a new warhorse, trained by the Lodge, as a prize. I shall treat him with all the honor and care I would show to any of Riven's soldiers, as befits a knight's steed, and remember Petrichor whenever I ride him.

I did not get to witness as much of the rest of the competition as I would have liked, but my heart sings to hear Princess Tikva and First Officer Calaudrin Estardes did so very well. Tikva's skill as a scout and tracker for Riven remains legend among Heron Hall's troops, and Calaudrin's displays of competence are always pleasing to me.

It was a fine way to welcome spring, to get some food for the people of Arx, and to remember the strength of the land and Petrichor. Honors to Dame Leola and Whisper Saedrus for organizing it all.

Written By Calarian

Oct. 14, 2017, 7:43 p.m.(5/25/1007 AR)

Regarding the flattering words of the Legate Orazio, I may only thank them with humility. The times we have had chance to interact, it has been in a positive, educative and inspiring manner. It is with the disposition of a learner, a student, that I approach each of the meetings of his. If the lightness of my diplomacy has been noted, it is because of an attempt at honesty -- as was put.

Regarding the celebration at the Lodge of Petrioch, I must thank the organizers for what was a wonderful evening. My men and I had an enjoyable time during the hunt, and I am sure the rest of the festivities were pleasant as I have been hearing. It is unfortunate that I could not make it to all of them, due to my packed schedule.

Finally, I owe an explanation about my travel to the Bastion in the past month. I must summarize that I fell ill and had treatment done to myself in the privacy of my very own chambers back at the holding. I invite everyone to afford themselves the burden of sending recovery cards -- my recovery was done in silence, in hopes we could all skip such niceties which I considered weren't needed in a time when we couldn't afford to look weak.

Written By Sameera

Oct. 14, 2017, 7:39 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

Lord Sivard Grimhall is rather irritating. He seems fond of Lady Regla so, he can't be all annoyance. He needs to work on being less annoying.

I am aware I am the kettle calling the pot black.

Written By Tikva

Oct. 14, 2017, 7:23 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

Between the feast last night and the hunts today, Dame Leola and Master Saedrus have really outdone themselves. It has been a wonderful respite, an opportunity to really embrace Petrichor, as well as demonstrate our skills in friendly competition. I am sure there is no greater way to honor the Lord of Dominion than to come together in the woods and put our whole hearts into efforts to feed all the hungry.

I congratulate Calaudrin Estardes especially on some very pretty shooting, and all of my fellow competitors on the stag hunt. It was a really a splendid good time, and I know the meat we hunted will be well used.

What a wonderful showpiece for the Lodge! I look forward to seeing how its works develop in the future.

Written By Arcelia

Oct. 14, 2017, 6:07 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Count Turo and I are having a baby. We have waited until after the major dangers of early pregnancy have passed before making an official announcement but now we wish to spread our joy and bring hope to our people. We look forward to introducing Navegant's Heir in just a few short months.

Arcelia Navegant
Countess of Escuma
Voice of Navegant
Thrax Minister of Civil Welfare,
Branch Manager of ARRG,
Disciple of Jayus

Written By Arcelia

Oct. 14, 2017, 6:06 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

Good People of Arx,

The Pilgrimage Path was a large project to get started and a lot of people generously put in time and effort. I want to personally recognize these people that took an interest in seeing the construction of the Path started.

First, there are those that gave land to the Pantheon and Faith to see to the construction of the Path.

Marquessa Lianne Pravus has allowed the construction of House of Vows for Limerance,

Duke Asger Crovane a Wild Life Reserve for Petrichor,

Duke Harlad Grimhall a House of Justice for Sentinel and a Hall of Fallen Heroes for The Queen of Endings,

Marquis Ford Kennex granted permission for the construction of a Hospital for Lagoma,

Count Turo Navegant the construction of an Art Academy for Jayus,

Count Artorius Magnotta an Orphanage for Aion,

Duchess Calypso Malvici allowed the construction Training Academy for Gloria,

Baroness Ember Redreef has allowed the construction of a meditative freedom maze for Skald,

Baroness Kima Saik and Voice Estaban Saik have donated land for a Grand Mirrored Ballroom for Tehom,

Baron Edward Stormbreak has allowed for a large Inn that doesn't refuse patrons due to lack of coin,

High Lord Victus Thrax allowed the construction of the Confessional of the Waves here in Arx in the Thrax Ward and is seeing to the construction of a large Shrine for Mangata,

Duchess Margot Tyde has generously agreed to allow construction of a University for Vellichor

Without these individuals permission and generous donation construction of the Pilgrimage Path would not be possible.

Perhaps just as important are the people who put in a generous donation of silver and writs to see this project to completion. The amount donated by each will be kept between them and the Gods but I will recognize each person because no matter how much was donated by an individual they all helped fund this grand project for the Gods.

His Majesty Alaric Grayson
Duke Harald Grimhall
Baroness Ember Redreef
High Lord Victus Thrax
Voice Titania Kennex
Duchess Calypso Malvici
Marquis Hadrian Mazetti
Marquessa Cambria Mazetti
Voice Estaban Saik
Baroness Kima Saik
Voice Eirene Malvici
Cesare Whisper
Baron Edward Stormbreak
Marquessa Lianne Pravus
Count Turo Navegant
Prince Calarian Grayson
Sereph Ailith
Lord Valerio Mazetti
Legate Orazio Saik
Prince Antonio Velenosa
Prince Aiden Grayson

All of these individuals have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve their people and the Gods. I personally extend my thanks to all who aided me in seeing this project where it is today and I look forward to working with them and others in expanding upon the project in the near future.

Countess Arcelia Navegant

Written By Orazio

Oct. 14, 2017, 5:17 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Calarian

Prince Calarian, First Observer, is one of the bright lights of the Compact, and I have been consistently impressed by him. Both to his uncomplaining embrace of duty, to his ability to work through his grief to continue to do that duty, and then to tirelessly work to build bridges across the Compact and the organizations therein.

People often see strength in unvarnished, instinctive reaction - to say whatever pops into their head or their heart in that moment, to throw it out into the world, and let others deal with the consequences. And there is, in fact, some strength in that, much as there is strength in a wild swing of a blade that takes out enemy and ally both. But there is more strength, to my mind, in the ability to understand and respect interactions with others, to separate the personal from one's sworn duty, and to follow through with that duty - in word and deed - regardless of one's personal feelings or impulses. That is when words become slender, precise blades that cut only what they are intending to cut. I will always admire the use of a precise blade over a giant, uncontrolled sweep.

Written By Valery

Oct. 14, 2017, 5:11 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

It's so exciting to see that people is starting to visit the garden!

Written By Rymarr

Oct. 14, 2017, 5:10 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Calaudrin

Yes.

Written By Calaudrin

Oct. 14, 2017, 3:35 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

I participated in the Lodge's hunt, hosted by Dame Leola and Whisper Saedrus. It was a fierce competition during the archery portion between myself and the others and I'm pleased to say my training has paid off. It came down to a near draw with Princess Tikva, an entirely worth adversary.

The animals hunted today will go towards feeding the population of Arx. It may not be enough to provide for the entirety of the people that are hungry in the lower boroughs, but I think it's worthwhile.

As the winner of the competition, a long time commoner resident of Arx and a person that was at one point without a place to call home himself? I would like to say this one piece and then I will leave the subject be:

Until you have lived with a truly empty stomach and herd the cries of hungry children because their parents are too poor to afford food? Well. You may want to hold back on shaming others for the way they hunt. Because the cries of those young are far, far worse than that of prey animals.

At least to my ears.

Written By Aiden

Oct. 14, 2017, 3:03 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Thena

I won't. I don't know you well enough and I cannot assume what you've experienced. Excuse my own reactions, I can explain them if need be. If not, then let this be and let it lie as it's been written already. My opinions are my own and people need to eat, I realize that.

Written By Monique

Oct. 14, 2017, 3:01 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

By the way, the perfume and cologne set for the Soiree come from the exceptionally talented Mistress Jayanthi Hawkeye!

AND we'll have Granato wine by the fabulous Marquessa Quenia Igniseri and Lady Lucita Igniseri!

Written By Thena

Oct. 14, 2017, 2:57 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Aiden

Don't start with me on butchery and slaughter.

Written By Monique

Oct. 14, 2017, 2:53 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

The Spring Soiree is tonight! I am abuzz with excitement!

The Fun:
Musical chairs, you could win the chance to have our most illustrious and gracious Monarch, King Alaric, paint your portrait!
Lawn bowling, you could win a custom and exclusive perfume and cologne!
The Battle of the Sexes, you have the chance to win a fabulous trophy and an even MORE fabulous and exclusive figurine crafted by Master Magpie Grayhope!

Finally, of course, the grand prize, the draw for the Dragonweep ring!

I'm MOST curious over which sex will win the Battle, though, if I'm honest. Heavily suspect it will be the women, of course...

Written By Calaudrin

Oct. 14, 2017, 2:48 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Rymarr

You really know how to make my heart blossom.

Written By Aiden

Oct. 14, 2017, 2:35 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

Relationship Note on Thena

There are hunts and then there is butchery and slaughter.

If someone wishes to go on a real hunt, I would be eager to show the world I can do as much.

Written By Aiden

Oct. 14, 2017, 2:28 p.m.(5/24/1007 AR)

A hunt of a falcon between a pheasant is one thing. The pheasant has equal opportunity to escape and to avoid the falcon, if it has learned enough and is smart enough to evade. It is a one on one contest between the two birds. Seven out of ten times, the hunt for the falcon does not succeed.

It is like the hunt between a wolf pack and a group of deer. They will pick out the weak one because it is no longer favored by Petrichor. One must die, but the rest of the animals have a chance to flee

In this instance, the birds had no choice. Death behind them, death in front of them, death if they flew.

It is my personal belief that this is not how Petrichor would want a hunt or us to honor a hunt. If he wants men to hunt, then let us hunt upon the earth, stalking through the forests, not... lined up and ready to take aim at anything so panicked by the snarl of snapping jaws they throw themselves into the air...

But then, the rest of you didn't hear their panicked cries as they had no choice but to die.

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