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Written By Giada

May 18, 2022, 2:49 p.m.(9/2/1017 AR)

I have the opportunity to learn a fascinating new language, and it's delightful. The language itself changes depending on the social relationship between the speakers. It would be, for example, one form of speech from a lord to his subjects, another to speak to his equals, and yet a third to address his liege. I'm told it varies even further, modes and vocabulary that shift with the nuances of occupation, family, age...

It's going to take a good while before anything approaching mastery, but I am committed to the challenge.

Written By Esme

May 16, 2022, 7:39 p.m.(8/27/1017 AR)

Dearest Readers,

There is not one out there that would believe I was good at deception and misdirection. Well, maybe there are a few, but not those that know me well. I fear that I wear my happiness and my truth too close to the surface. Today, I got to learn the finer points of ly-- no, I don't want to say lying. It's more WHY a person might tell a falsehood to achieve an objective. It has been interesting to learn it. A different sort of situation and perception.

Written By Erik

May 16, 2022, 5:20 p.m.(8/26/1017 AR)

Funny how things can suddenly turn up in the city and no one seems to have an idea as to who put them there, what they signify or who they belong to.
I have to remember this if I ever need an idea for a prank.
Then again, it would be sad if no one talked about it.
Kind of pointless for a prank.

Written By Zakhar

May 16, 2022, 12:32 p.m.(8/26/1017 AR)

There comes a time in everyone's life where they look to see what might be able to become of what they have created and what will be left behind. And then there are times in which you're left shouting from the outside as stepping foot inside would mean giving in to a concept that is only yet another division between the people. Though very few will ever fully understand this, so the easiest method is to come out from the corner, behind the dark desk with only a window to stare out of and talk with those around.

One will find the commoners, the lowers are much more attuned to the rampant insanity this city keeps finding of itself. And many nobles will only be left staring at what might be the ramblings of an old man. If it's not something in the design of pretty, able to be worn, or shown off - the use for the item is relatively low.

The experience of the time spent should be the direction sought. The moments in which many parties can all look to each other with a silly thought, yeah, that happened over there. Or was it there. To find yourself standing upon one such plate, as your feet slowly become wet from the small pools around in a mildly darkened room...

If you're looking for such an experience. The Dream has the first ever full room sized puzzle completely installed. Enjoy a drink, find yourself a new path towards light and dry corners.

Written By Appolonia

May 16, 2022, 9:08 a.m.(8/26/1017 AR)

Returned from wintering (all right, I am late) in Ischia only to find my dearest darling Maubert off on some sort of shenanigans. Very well, more covers for me.

Written By Raven

May 15, 2022, 11:55 p.m.(8/25/1017 AR)

I believe I may have actually found my self respect even though I'm not sure at what point I misplaced it. I am finally free from holding my breath and hoping.

Written By Dino

May 15, 2022, 10:44 p.m.(8/25/1017 AR)

There is so much in this world that I have yet to learn. With each new door unlocked and opened, more questions and curiosities emerge. It is dizzying, but I would rather have to work to find my footing in the dark than live another blissful day in ignorance.

Written By Amari

May 15, 2022, 10:29 p.m.(8/25/1017 AR)

Of course they couldn't resist creeping and crawling where they weren't invited and never shall be. It was inevitable, if a long time coming. Unwelcome guests can be such a bother. I hope they'll reconsider any plans to pay us another visit. I don't think they'll like what happens if they upset Marigold.

Written By Denica

May 15, 2022, 10:23 p.m.(8/25/1017 AR)

And this message will be signed,

the Little Devil of Thrax.

Written By Lucita

May 15, 2022, 10:14 p.m.(8/25/1017 AR)

Relationship Note on Jasher

One can't beat a good meal and a few drinks with a friend. Awww, 'shucks' takes on a new meaning.

Written By Jaenelle

May 15, 2022, 10:01 p.m.(8/25/1017 AR)

Like I need someone else to provide bad ideas and choices. I do that all on my own well enough, thank you.

Written By Giorgio

May 15, 2022, 10:01 p.m.(8/25/1017 AR)

It is my hope that opening the Strength of the Mountain tournament to our friends and allies across the Compact that it might strengthen the ties that bind us together. That it will help to create stronger bridges between the domains of the Saffron Chain to those all across the lands of the Lyceum, Crownlands, Oathlands, and the far north. Join with us in this test of might and prowess! If not to prove yourself as a warrior, then to win that three million silver pledged as a prize!

Written By Savio

May 15, 2022, 9:29 p.m.(8/25/1017 AR)

I had never left the Saffron Chain before 1014, and now it's been three years in Arvum, three years on the mainland, this month. Three years, three names -- Pontelaeus, Proscipi, Amadeo. I miss my home, desperately, but now have arrived at a degree of permanence in which if I went back to Tremorus, I would miss what I built in Arx and Bravura.

What a long, strange trip. I am not who I was, and neither am I yet who I will be.

Written By Raven

May 15, 2022, 8:27 p.m.(8/25/1017 AR)

Princess Gabriella's finally returned and it lifts my spirit to see her. I am blessed by the number of people who care for me in spite of my many sins. Their steadfast regard and affection act like a guiding light in navigating around my worst tendencies.

Written By Raymesin

May 15, 2022, 6:48 p.m.(8/25/1017 AR)

Most of the time I keep my tongue behind my teeth, Scholar. It's a healthy habit to have in the Lowers, and what I've seen of life in the Wards only reinforces that.

But sometimes when a friend asks a question that isn't related to all that stuff, I say too much, or at least it feels like I do. Is it because I don't say anything so much of the time that I don't know how much to say when I can? Is it because they didn't actually expect an answer, and what they got was far more than they wanted?

I don't know, but the next time someone asks me how I am and then wanders off before letting me reply, I might get irritated.

Written By Kiera

May 15, 2022, 5:10 p.m.(8/24/1017 AR)

Relationship Note on Silvana

I had the bpleasure of meeting Lady Silvana fidante at the Shrine of the Thirteenth. We chatted briefly about mutual beliefs . She seemed an independendent determined sort

Written By Kiera

May 15, 2022, 5:03 p.m.(8/24/1017 AR)

Relationship Note on Dino

I am so excited to have a protege. He is curious, charming and handy with a sword. I hope I do right by him. iI think great things are instore

Written By Celine

May 15, 2022, 4:28 a.m.(8/23/1017 AR)

There are days when the memories of what happened at Sanctum hang over me like a weight. Individually, each is light enough to be bearable, but at times when combined they make it difficult to even draw breath. Even so, I hold fast to those memories. They make me who I am and from them I draw strength.

I must remember to hug Lenard today.

Written By Thea

May 14, 2022, 7:55 p.m.(8/23/1017 AR)

Relationship Note on Noah

I don't recall ever whining for gifts from you. They are a bit...far too generous than what I would ask for. But as I said, I will make sure my gift in return will be just as deserving.

Written By Drake

May 14, 2022, 7:54 p.m.(8/23/1017 AR)

Relationship Note on Noah

To Noah -
I completely understand the concern.
But I'm afraid my wife is very clever, and outwits me frequently in these matters.

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