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Written By Gustave

Aug. 21, 2016, 11:36 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Larissa

The woman wants to educate my child. I am not sure if this is a golden opportunity or the potential source of infinite gray hairs. Certainly if we are to spend more time in Arx a Whispers mentorship would be useful, but....do I dare place greater female weapons in my daughters hands? My hands are quite full as they are.

Something to ponder.

Written By Gustave

Aug. 21, 2016, 11:32 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

I've been asked about some of the mountain stories, and of the peoples who populate it. Hopefully I do not give too much a way and do not give too much away, as not all secrets are mine to give and not all stories are mine to tell. I do feel that perhaps our relative isolation save from the occasional request for aid in repelling raiders and our consistent role as defenders of the Valardin eastern frontier has perhaps made us caricatures. We are the iconic sentinel: tall, often terse, often warriors. Few know of our merits as builders, or that while we primarily subsist on sheep and goat products we have a vibrant experimental agriculture. Fewer still know that the Blackram are just one family amongst the Stoneburner hills or the Greater Cloudspine.

Perhaps some of my vassal families or our comrades will come to Arx. Certainly in this time of great change the perspective of the hill and mountain folk must not be drowned out by our absence or perceived lack of population or our remoteness.

Written By Victus

Aug. 21, 2016, 11:31 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Have some fucking decency and don't write so damn loud. My head hurts, and its a condition I'm more than willing to infect you with, too. I have no great revelations for you. No spiritual fucking insights. I don't even have a real story. So why am I even here, talking to you? Habit, I suppose.

I know, I know. I said I was scaling back on the drinking, and I have been. But I never said I'd stop drinking, did I? No. And sometimes absence makes the heart grow fonder. So fond you feel you have to empty every bottle of wine you come across until there's a drought in the tavern. If you don't mind, I'm just going to sit here for a while. Feel free to fuck off in the mean time. Let me gather my thoughts.

What, you're back? Has it been that long? Fuck it, then.

Not much for poetry, but a friend of mine loves to spell them out. So here is, for prosperity, something worth the fucking paper and ink you're currently wasting:

'There is nothing like a breath of air,
when you're choking on your own despair.
For a moment there you thought you were,
free of fear.
Fool.'

Between you and me, I figure the fucker aught to have just jumped off the Crown bridge instead of infecting the world with that maudlin crap. But that's poets for you.

Written By Calista

Aug. 21, 2016, 11:26 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Alrec

Dark and mysterious, this man is sexy! Who doesn't love the idea of a handsome man with a scar down the side of his face promising safety aboard his ship? Where would we go? Where would he take me? It's a bad sign that I'm intrigued by the idea of being "smuggled" away.

Written By Calista

Aug. 21, 2016, 11:21 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Larissa

I have met a few Whispers before I was introduced to Larissa. Though my time with her and Master Denon was short, we did manage a game of Truth or Dare. I was 'dared' to stuff Master Talen's olives in my mouth...

Now that I think of it, that could have gone a completely different way. It took hours to get rid of that salty taste from my mouth. It'll be a while before I have olives again.

Written By Gustave

Aug. 21, 2016, 11:19 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Alrec

The admiral asked for advice on how to fortify his summer wine. Made a few suggestions. Perhaps agricultural knowledge is in short supply amongst the nobility who live here? Makes one wonder how many have ever tended a field.

Admiral Magaldi knows what it is to be a father, though I cannot fathom being away from my Sigrun for longer than a campaign season if that, and even then more than once she has come along. Say what you will about it being no place for a child, but I am selfish with my offspring. I cleave to her and am loath to let her go. He is a good man I think beneath his audaciousness, or so I hope.


Written By Calista

Aug. 21, 2016, 11:18 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

This week has been absolutely boring! Business meetings, house planning meetings, meetings about meetings. Thank the gods for those saucy messengers.

Written By Esera

Aug. 21, 2016, 11:01 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Audric

Audric, leader of the Valorous Few, is a man despised by as many people as he is desired. In a world of knights and valor, who would hire a Sellsword? Who would trust one? I would never trust him -- but I would use him. A pity he's more likely to put his sword through my heart than swear it to me.

Written By Esera

Aug. 21, 2016, 10:54 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

The beach was overtaken with flowers and silk, with couches and fine wine and Whispers. Oh, the beach parties in Lenosia were more scandalous, by far -- but in Arx, all cultures meet, and not all cultures are as daring as the Lyceum. Still, it was beautiful, and Lady Calista, my co-host, was beautiful in kind -- she shone bright as the stars overhead. She will rise high in Arx, I'm sure of it.

Written By Audric

Aug. 21, 2016, 10:48 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Esera

Duchess Esera is an interesting woman, to say the least. A fierce, smart, and I'm fairly certain a more intelligent person would be quite terrified of her. It's a good thing that I'm not bright, or I'd be worried about the possibility of having to work against her.

Written By Eithne

Aug. 21, 2016, 10:47 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Audric

This mercenary is someone I could consider a friend or at least friendlier than some others that have come in and out of town. I don't really ask questions about what he does but he's interested in my armor. I'd say that's the start of something promising.

Written By Audric

Aug. 21, 2016, 10:45 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Isolde

An interesting woman, Princess Isolde. Dazzlingly pretty, very bright, and a skilled conversationalist. She also didn't get mad when I got drunk at a theater and decided to entertain myself by mocking the actors. I did explain that I knew most of them, at least.

Written By Eithne

Aug. 21, 2016, 10:44 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Wolbrand

Wolly - He hates it when I call him that but his name is rather cumbersome on the tongue; Wolbrand. WALL-/brand/. It's not the kind of name you would cry out in the middle of passion. Not that I have, but I have totally thought about it. I wondered what it would sound like in the midst of ecstasy, words thick with honey... Ahem. He's my guildmaster. A god one at that..GOOD one. He's a good man.

Written By Jaenelle

Aug. 21, 2016, 10:43 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Alrec

Admiral Alrec Magaldi is not someone I should talk to. I am not sure if his reputation is larger than it should be or if he is exactly as people believe he is. He is said to be dangerous, treacherous, a man of few morals. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, I find myself in his company on the rare occasion we run into one another in the Hundred Cities Inn or on the beach. I have decided, despite the urging from my cousins, to decide for myself what his reputation should be.

Written By Audric

Aug. 21, 2016, 10:42 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Kima

Lady Kima Saik. What's there to say about her that I haven't talked endlessly about? She's great! And probably pretty good to have at your back in a fight. I look forward to getting into all sorts of trouble with her once things get interesting.

Written By Esera

Aug. 21, 2016, 10:37 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Acacia

She is my father's protege -- his flame, with hair bright as one. She is a beauty, and a poet. You would not expect her of the Lower Boroughs. Perhaps I am too far removed from them to know what to expect. She told me she was disposable. Is there such a thing as a disposable person? I don't want to believe there is. Naive, I know.

Written By Silas

Aug. 21, 2016, 10:31 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Fergus

A skilled warrior prince and a very blunt individual, I find I enjoy Prince Fergus's company. He would make an enjoyable drinking buddy or sparring partner, but I think I ought to figure out a way to actually harm if I seriously want to pursue him for the latter; otherwise I'll just be giving him more and more ammo to mock me with.

Written By Silas

Aug. 21, 2016, 10:29 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Malorie

A Valardin princess with a notable interest in horses. My interactions with her have so far been pleasant. She has taken an interest in the care of my aging gelding, Theodore, and currently cares for my next warhorse I intend to use when my trusty stead officially retires. I suspect she is a very caring, empathic individual - the world could always use more of those.

Written By Silas

Aug. 21, 2016, 10:26 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Ophelia

Truly a delight to interact with, I believe Princess Ophelia may be one of the few people in existence who is capable of cheering up the Prince Inquisitor. She also has a penchant for skillful bird murder, which is an asset to any hunting party who wishes to have a buffet consisting of more than one meat.

Written By Kima

Aug. 21, 2016, 10:19 p.m.(5/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Eos

Like the tragedy surrounding my friends, I somehow find it...hard to put words down about my brother. There is the boy that I remember and the man that he has become, and it is no small thing to build a bridge between the two. With so many years that lie empty, I have very little with which to work.

But he is my brother, and for the sake of blood and the memories we do share, I will strive to mend that gap. And he has to know - he doesn't have to be alone.

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