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Written By Acacia

Aug. 17, 2016, 2:31 a.m.(4/26/1004 AR)

Preparations for the People's Choice is well underway. While I'm merely organizing it for those more esteemed, and naturally for the good of those in the Boroughs to whom that bit of the profits is going to, there's a certain satisfaction found in the little things when pieces start to fall into place. Every one of the Great Houses, aside from House Grayson, have thus far extremely graciously promised to have some sampling to contribute and there should be an engaging number of varieties available. With things as they currently are, it's understandable that House Grayson would be occupied with other honorable pursuits, but having their participation for good will all around would certainly keep things interesting. Perhaps they can find someone willing to take to the task for them.


[A missive has been appended, sealed in less than an hour later.]

There seems to have merely been a slight and understandable delay. Members of all Houses have now granted their participation. This should be fun.

Written By Caprice

Aug. 17, 2016, 12:24 a.m.(4/25/1004 AR)

Today I had the opportunity to meet with Prince Gareth Grayson. I'm not quite sure what to make of his Highness yet, but he's asked for a commission and has promised a handsome sum. I do believe that he doubts the gifts that Jayus has blessed me with, as he mentioned the necessity for quality several times over. My quality, of course, can never be called into question and I will show that to him. But I do so look forward to putting more of my work out there on display.

Written By Donella

Aug. 16, 2016, 11:21 p.m.(4/25/1004 AR)

I have the opportunity to meet all manner of interesting people in Arx, as I navigate the planning stages for our Genevieve's wake. Such is the case with the artisan, Master Denon Whisper, who is crafting an exquisite piece of sculpture for the banqueting table. We spent an evening going over plans in great detail-- who knew so much forethought went into *art?* I've also never had a man insist on my palpating his bicep before. I wonder if the gentleman is quite sure he isn't THAT kind of Whisper. Anyway, he mentioned that I might pay a visit to the studio to view the work in progress. Would that be scandalous, I wonder? To go where Whispers whisper about things? Either way, I am satisfied that my wishes are understood.

Written By Fergus

Aug. 16, 2016, 8:14 p.m.(4/25/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Morrighan

Redrain something or another. She also owns a shop in the city where she makes clothing. She is a bit of an annoyance, not that Fergus has anything against a free spirit, but she takes it to a level of annoying that Fergus cannot spend much time around her.

Written By Jacinthe

Aug. 16, 2016, 6:05 p.m.(4/24/1004 AR)

Such tales are told of southern decadence and I will admit here for posterity that I've always been interested to discover how much is rumor, how much truth. To my delight, I had the honor and the pleasure of that discovery courtesy of her highness, the Mirrormask Princess Isolde and the Sword of Lenosia, Talen Artiglio. I was fortunate enough to be invited to an intimate private party by these worthies, and there I learned that tales do not do Lycean hospitality justice. Sensual spectacle of the sort that was on display would probably shock those of more delicate sensibilities but I would counter those ruffled feathers with a simple truth:

We cannot take our own measure in every aspect, every facet, without facing all that life might offer. The highs, the lows, the comforts and the temptations... they exist not just to temper us but to teach us of ourselves.

It is not an opportunity to be missed if one is so fortunate as to earn an invitation.

Written By Larissa

Aug. 16, 2016, 4:28 p.m.(4/24/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Alrec

An unexpected and unplanned evening spent at the Hundred Cities Inn made me the acquaintance of this dashing, dangerous Admiral. I could not help but be flattered by the words and attention he bestowed upon me, nor intrigued by his ideals that have undoubtedly been tainted by the time he's spent upon Thraxian waters. I also cannot help but to be wary of him, as I must be with so many I meet these days. To be sure I shall be keeping an eye upon him...

Written By Silas

Aug. 16, 2016, 2:59 a.m.(4/23/1004 AR)

I have devised my own card game to present at Game Night.

This will either go swimmingly or incredibly awry, but I'm still dreadfully curious.

Written By Caprice

Aug. 16, 2016, 12:05 a.m.(4/22/1004 AR)

Evenings with House Velenosa can often be quite an amusing and enlightening affair. I dare say I've learned far more than expected since arriving at Arx, some things a touch more surprising than others. Talen must think I am quite the bore, but really .. it just made me yearn for someone who shares the same passions I do. At least I do believe I made a new found friend in one of the Whispers. She seems a bit more my speed than her cousin. I'll take her as my pet project and make the other Whispers drool with envy at the things I'll create for her.

Of note, I've learned that I must question every single commission Talen asks of me from now on. It's not like he'd dream of finding another seamstress to save himself from my harassments. Most importantly, however, is that I've learned the Princess cannot be trusted to dress herself. Ah, the things I must do for my family.

Written By Silas

Aug. 15, 2016, 8:34 p.m.(4/22/1004 AR)

The Prince Inquisitor has assigned me an important task I will enjoy quite thoroughly. After presenting his dilemma we discussed his options, and it looks like I will be making a short trip to Ashford once the arrangements have gone through. I may grab a few things for my upcoming party at Trader's - why not, if I'm in the neighborhood?

I should reconnect with my brother in Morimont, too, and see if he wants to contribute as well.

I think I will craft a jewelry box, a wooden chest, and a bookcase for the prizes at game night; though I'm not sure what my funds will be like nearer the end of the week, so I may wait until then and just cram all the work into one night. Hopefully my craftsmanship won't suffer.

Written By Larissa

Aug. 15, 2016, 11:11 a.m.(4/21/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Margot

Today held an unexpected delight for me as I made the acquaintence of Lady Margot Tyde. In her kindness and gracious heart I was so reminded of her cousin, my dear Queen Genevieve. Our path is early yet, but perhaps together we shall heal the wounds of heartache at her loss.

Written By Calain

Aug. 15, 2016, 5:43 a.m.(4/20/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Malorie

When I found Princess Malorie in the wilderness Southeast of Sanctum I had no idea she was a princess, or the trials she had been through. She'd acquired a fever and was not particularly sensible at the time. I treated her best I could and escorted her back to the city. It was only later that I discovered she was a Princess, lost for many years and held captive by the Shavs. That she escaped at all is a remarkable accomplishment. I had the good fortune to lunch with her recently now she is recovered. She seems to have recovered mentall and physically exceptionally well, to the point of seemingly running her House's stables. One must wonder however, after so long in deprivation and misery, is she truly better? Or are her symptoms merely not presenting.

Written By Alarissa

Aug. 15, 2016, 2:38 a.m.(4/20/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Aurelian

Prince Aurelian Valardin is a fine scholar. His passion for books is the strongest I have ever seen. Sometimes I wonder if he read more than half of books in our Archives?.. The one who read so many books, and the one who travelled as much as Prince Aurelian, definitely has many fun stories to tell. One could listen for such an intelligent man for days.

Written By Alarissa

Aug. 15, 2016, 2:28 a.m.(4/20/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Talen

Sword of Lenosia, Master Talen Artiglio, once said that he would love to get to know other cultures. I admire his wish. It shows how understanding and tolerant the man can be dispite of cultural differences. His behaviour in public suggests that Sword of Lenosia is worth being noble more than some of the nobles who were born to be nobles.

Written By Gustave

Aug. 14, 2016, 11:44 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Acacia

The Culler woman seems to have one one volume and one speed: loud and vivacious. She seemed to think I was due more attention than I sought at the Beachfront Soiree, and I hope to correct any assumption that I have felt slighted. Though I do not necessarily wish for more attention, I find her ability to manage, to laugh, and to charge into anything supremely admirable. I am uncertain if she truly knows what she asks when she asks for thunder from the mountains for this alcohol tasting, but I will try to find something that does not send grown men on vision quests...or is sufficiently tasty they will forgive such forays into the realm of spirits and lost time.

Written By Gustave

Aug. 14, 2016, 11:42 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Larissa

Sweet girl, has taught me that perhaps I do not know enough about Whispers as I should. Certainly in a world where my daughters education will be vital, there would be worse things than having one tutor her. She seems to think me particularly wise or witty, I am not sure how to feel about this, but I appreciate her thoughts. I do worry though that Lycean fashions are ill suited to late evening chills.

Written By Deva

Aug. 14, 2016, 11:14 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Lydia

Lady Lydia Nightgold has been in service to our family for, well, it feels like a while now. I'm not one for fashion or hair or any of those things, as I actively try to avoid spending time on them, but she's been there to help avoid a catastrophe and make sure I don't waltz around in anything ripped. She seems to be enjoying the city a great deal, and I'm glad. I hope to have her help keeping our house active and engaged in society, because I sure as hell can't stand organizing things myself.

Written By Esera

Aug. 14, 2016, 11:10 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

The feasts of House Redrain are not like my own. They are earthy and glorious -- straightforward, never fancy. My Father was there, and my cousin, Luca. My Sword was there, too. He claimed me for a dance, and he swung me around the room, faster and faster, till the walls spun around me. Before my feet could fall out from beneath me, he picked me up and carried me away, and that was the last I saw of my dear friend Deva's feast.

Written By Gareth

Aug. 14, 2016, 11 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

The sad fact of the matter is that House Grayson and House Velenosa have historically not enjoyed the best of relations. I must admit that I do not exactly know why this is the case.. Diplomatically and socially.. House Grayson has about as much in common with the Velenosans as we do with the Valadrins.. with one foot in each yard so to speak.. If it were not for the House Thrax's navy, I am certain House Velenosa would easily be one of the most reliable allies House Grayson could call upon in the compact. Though I worry that cuddling up too closley might upset the righteous sensibilties of House Valadrin..

And don't even get me started on House Redrain.. I truly cannot understand them, and not from a lack of trying... Were I stronger and wiser.. Perhaps I may be enlightened yet.

Written By Fergus

Aug. 14, 2016, 10:50 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

I had Ida make up a pair of steel dancing shoes after Princess Isolde asked for me to dance with her when we meet the next time we do. I warned her I would likely step on her toes, so I figured it would be a neat little idea for a gift to her. Whether she actually liked them, or was just being kind, I do not know, but I liked the idea regardless, and Ida seemed to enjoy making them.

Written By Fergus

Aug. 14, 2016, 10:21 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Jaenelle

The more I talk with this woman, she has an inner strength that certainly surprises me. After Rohkir and her relationship exploded, she more or less went into hiding for a while, since she has wanted to meet up with me for the simple talks that apparently I can offer. Simple, or flirting, I do not know what it is that she likes, but I offer her both with each meeting. I consider her a good friend and look forward to more meetings with Jaenelle.

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