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Written By Titania

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.

Written By Ferrando

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.

Written By Mira

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...

Written By Mira

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...

Written By Esoka

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.

Written By Lorien

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.

Written By Sparte

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.

Written By Regla

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.

Written By Freja

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!

Written By Darrow

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.

Written By Saedrus

July 9, 2017, 8:55 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Warrick

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.

Written By Silas

July 9, 2017, 8:05 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

Furniture: the most in-vogue wedding gift right now.

Written By Vanora

July 9, 2017, 7:52 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

Ah, but I always find myself struggling when taking pen to these pages. No disrespect to the Scholar, it just takes me time to remember that all things are worth documenting, even my seemingly insignificant thoughts.

After so much time spent thinking, praying, 'reflecting' if you will forgive me the pun, I am starting to uncoil. A snake warmed by the sun, though the metaphor I focus on is merely that unfurling, nothing particular about snakes themselves.

I feel His call and have been able to answer. I know my next steps and have begun to take them. Such a simple thing but so new, because for the longest time Arx had me paralyzed in a sense, overwhelmed by all the possibilities and thus stagnant amid churning waters.

My future is ready for me, I take the first steps forward to greet it. It is not the future that I thought I would have long ago, but whose is anymore? I will balance my place in politics with my place among the Faithful and it will be simple, because it is what is right and true.

I will hold a title, and duties, so it seems.

I will be -good- at it.

Written By Anze

July 9, 2017, 7:39 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

My brother is married huh. Weird. This is weird. I always thought he was too much of a dour grump to get married. Darren must have pulled some strings.

Written By Victus

July 9, 2017, 7:29 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Calista

Talking with you has been damn nice. Reminds me that nobility still has its humanity about them. Not to mention you can swear with the best of 'em if we get enough drinks in you. I'm looking forward to a few dozen more.

Written By Reigna

July 9, 2017, 7:28 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Jael

The Lady Jael invited me for a ride a few days ago and it was incredibly fun. She let me ride a bay named Aster and he and I got on famously. It had been a while since my last ride and yet she was wonderfully patient while I regained my ability. We got up past a canter at one point and I was almost thrown. But I loved it. I think I will be taking my lady up on her offer of more frequent rides. I cannot spend all of every day in the Archives, afterall.

But I wanted to mention Jael's kindness. It was fun. And that is not something I have much of.

Written By Hadrian

July 9, 2017, 7:16 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Artorius

Lord Artorius is an honorable man who I have entrusted a great deal of responsibility and duty. Over time he has proven himself to be trustworthy and suited to the tasks he's been given. My cousin has faced has faced immense diversity on behalf of House and Compact and as a result I've recently rewarded him for his dedication to duty. He has not been alone in those duties or achievements, but I am slowly working through the list of those who need to be rewarded for their exemplary service. I am quite proud of what he's accomplished thus far and I can only hope for continued health and achievement from him. I believe that he will serve Arbiter exceptionally.

Written By Arn

July 9, 2017, 7:14 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Calista

Duchess of Tor. Knew her brother a little when we helped them out against those Malvici usurpers. Killed me a bunch but she was just a baby then. Still a baby now, truth be told. Seems like she tries to get by on looks and charm. I'm immune. Hopefully for her sake she's got more than just that, though, else why the hell did we help Fidante insteads of Malvici?

Written By Arn

July 9, 2017, 7:12 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

Relationship Note on Ian

Met him twice in the Thrax ward. Kennex, I think. Had some kind of accident at sea and says he can't walk well. Granted, haven't seen him try but it can't be as bad as he thinks. Just lacks proper motivation. Which is why I'm gonna motivate him.

Written By Arn

July 9, 2017, 7:11 p.m.(10/21/1006 AR)

Not a fan of this elf treaty. Don't trust them. They're witches. Not that anyone cares to ask me what I think about it. Probably better for them they don't.

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