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Written By Marian

June 18, 2016, 8:10 p.m.(10/17/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Kima


A knight of the Lyceum. Met her in the Ambassador, where she stood out due to her fashion choices. She appears to be a fan of garnering attention, unsurprising based on what I've heard of the Lyceans. Lady Kima Saik might make for entertaining company if I stumble across her path again. Certainly need to make a point of seeing if she has any clue how to use that sword she was carrying. I find myself hoping she's not the incompetent noble playing at knight she came across as. Something about her made me think the aura of incompetence was feigned. Or maybe I'm just wishing it was.

Written By Marian

June 18, 2016, 8:02 p.m.(10/17/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Alarissa


My sister, by marriage. She was wed to one of Valen's younger brothers, Vance, a few years after I'd married into the family myself. I've not had much opportunity to get to her know her as of yet, as it feels like the Tragedy happened not long after their marriage and I wasn't in much of a state to get to know her after it. We've both come to the Capital now, so perhaps that can be remedied. Alarissa seems a sweet woman. Young, very young still. Or am I just getting old? Certainly too young to have lost her husband in that fashion. She seems to know the Capital and the 'dance' of politics and etiquette that all the nobles are so fond of, so perhaps she can help me learn what to expect in that arena. Another family member that needs to be protected from the coming storm.

Written By Marian

June 18, 2016, 7:22 p.m.(10/17/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Aurelian


One of Valen's family members, a cousin to the Valardin main line. Very pleasant, easy company. He's a fair example of the way I used to think of soft Compact nobles, once upon a time. A scholar, he'd rather than have his nose in a book or be examining some ruin than doing much of anything else. I no longer think of, or view that as an insult or weakness of character, but it does make me worry. Worry for him, and for other members of the Family who aren't trained for war. There's a storm coming. It's here, already, and very obviously so, between the attack that killed Valen and so much of our family, and now the tragedy with the King, Valen's uncle Dayne, and everyone who was with them. I will give everything I have to protect the Valardin family, but there is only one of me, and I can only be in one place. Will have to ensure Edain sends plenty of guards with Aurelian should he decide to go out on another scholarly excursion.

Written By Ailith

June 18, 2016, 7:02 p.m.(10/17/1003 AR)

It is encouraging to see that, even in these dark times, the gods are still honoured, Prince Edain and Lord Victus fought bravely, with sincere determination and skill when they tested each other before Gloria. I do feel that Lord Victus' appreciation of the gods is perfunctory, but can only hope that he turns his undeniable strength against the enemies of the Pantheon and the faith when the time comes.

Written By Valerius

June 18, 2016, 6:31 p.m.(10/17/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Margot

I feel sorry for Margot. It must be terrible to be poor and a thrall. At least she is friendly and helpful, which is, I think the best way for poor people to behave. When I remember her family murdered my parents, I start to get angry, so I do my best not to think about it.

Written By Valerius

June 18, 2016, 6:25 p.m.(10/17/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Victus

I'm glad Victus exists. Without him, grandfather might freak about about how no one in the family is Thraxian enough, and that could lead to drastic measures. Of course, he might just have Victus kill us all. Let's hope it doesn't come to that.

Written By Valerius

June 18, 2016, 6:22 p.m.(10/17/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Dagon

I like Dagon. He seems more interested in cooperating with the other Houses than he is in destroying them. As for his chivalric code, well, it seems like far too much work to me. Still, I don't have to understand why he would want to pin himself down with all of those rules to understand that he wants to do the right thing. That is enough for me.

Written By Dagon

June 18, 2016, 6:17 p.m.(10/17/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Alis

Princess Alis Valardin. There's not much I can say about her. A female knight and Edain's sister. There's little I know of her, but I do hope to learn more. Her hair is rather pretty. That's an odd thought, isn't it?

Written By Dagon

June 18, 2016, 6:14 p.m.(10/17/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

Prince Edain Valardin is a man that I hope to one day call a friend. I know that friendships between Valardin and Thrax are a rare thing, but I believe we have similar notions of honor and chivalry, and I respect that about him. Perhaps a tighter bond could be fashioned some day? Who's to say. For now I will do what I can to help build that friendship.

Written By Isolde

June 18, 2016, 11:14 a.m.(10/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Niccolo

Papa has come out of his self imposed exile and now wanders the streets of Arx. He is still protective of me, and his rage over Mama's death is potent. While I should not worry, I shall have to be careful it does not consume him before his vengeance is slaked. I know he does not particularly approve of my path, I think he still respects it.

Written By Isolde

June 18, 2016, 11:11 a.m.(10/16/1003 AR)

Lady Alessandra has gone missing. I worry for her, desperately. The last I knew, she was visiting Lord Victus, but the dear brute seems to think he can ignore my messengers, and then be indignant when I embarass him in public. I truly do not know what happened to Alessandra, but I will find out. Alessandra was one of -mine-. And, the world will know just how true our house words are - No one may harm us unpunished.

Written By Isolde

June 18, 2016, 11 a.m.(10/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Viviana

Oh, Cousin Viviana is going to be a -delight-. She's an exquisite showman with actual skill and it's going to be utterly delightful to watch her cut down those I want to see humiliated. I need to remember to get her something pretty.

Written By Isolde

June 18, 2016, 10:58 a.m.(10/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Luca

Dear Cousin Luca seems to have no motivation or delights in his heart. We will have to work on this. The poor boy -must- have some interests that don't involve drinking entire bottles of alcohol at a time. Could he be interested in more formal service? My gut says no, but there has to be -something-

Written By Isolde

June 18, 2016, 10:54 a.m.(10/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Victus

With Alessandra's disappearance, Victus is now something of a brute. I am not convinced he knows NOTHING of his disappearance, but I would also be shocked if his brain truly has been brined to worthlessness. He will have to be handled in political situations. Generally by someone other than me.

Written By Isolde

June 18, 2016, 10:52 a.m.(10/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Hadrian

The Duke Malvici. First impressions are of a formidible man, with a roguish flair, who delights in not presenting his true face first. He could become extremely dangerous in the days to come, and great care must be taken ensure he remains a strong ally. He's also of the family that attempted to overthrow Calista and Leo's family. A side note, but potentially an important one.

Written By Valencia

June 18, 2016, 7:38 a.m.(10/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Brianna

I haven't seen her around the villa since word came of the king's condition. The poor girl is probably beside herself with grief, everyone knows that she and Alaric IV were nigh inseperable before his marriage, and now this. I should reach out to her in some way, but how do you broach the topic of the death of someone's since-married ex-suitor? Carefully, when they're as violently inclined as Brianna Halfshav.

Written By Valencia

June 18, 2016, 7:38 a.m.(10/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Niccolo

He's been out of sight since Aunt Carlotta was lost in the recent tragedy, or so says the information coming out of the Lyceum. So many have lost so much, it wouldn't be gracious of me to not extend my sympathies in his direction as well, I suppose. He is my uncle after all, more or less. Less since this petty squabbling between us began, perhaps it's time to bury the hatchet. I certainly won't be apologizing first, however.

Written By Valencia

June 18, 2016, 7:37 a.m.(10/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Kieran

Young Prince Kieran has lost his father, I can only imagine his grief. The idea of Kieran in mourning is an odd one, he's always so manic, so full of life and vigor it's actually a bit exhausting. Perhaps the gravity of the situation will center him long enough for him to find himself and discover the type of man he means to be. There's only Princess Deva between himself and the throne now, in theory.

Written By Valencia

June 18, 2016, 7:37 a.m.(10/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Ailith

I haven't seen Seraph Ailith since news came of the king's condition, but I imagine the girl is stricken. So much of who she is seems so tightly wound around the idea of her closeness to the king and indeed the entirety of the royal family, this tragedy may have touched her almost as deeply as those of us that actually lost family.

Written By Valencia

June 18, 2016, 7:37 a.m.(10/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Darren

I haven't seen Prince Darren since tragedy struck, though I suppose I should rightly start thinking of him as 'His Grace' now. I don't know how close he and the late Prince Sherrod were, let alone how close he was to his cousin Angus, but I fear it's an uncomfortable conversation we'll need to have soon. Widowed without issue, what exactly is my place here, now? Do I still have a home at Farhaven?

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