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Written By Tyrus

Jan. 20, 2020, 1:59 p.m.(8.223059275793652/13.491319444444445/1012.6019216063162 AR)

More than a year has gone by since my return to Arx and I did not notice.

A year spent mourning the dead and meeting the living. A year of change. A year of joy and sorrow.

So much has changed in that year. So little has changed. They've been dead for more than a year. I've lived for yet another.

Written By Monique

Jan. 20, 2020, 11:39 a.m.(8.216123098544973/13.102893518518519/1012.6013435915454 AR)

Relationship Note on Josephine

I have learned that grief is just another word for love.

Sitting here, re-reading the letter you left me, wearing Pena's headdress, smelling the vial of your perfume... it's almost as if you are still here. And then I look at the dragonweep and I feel an unbearable, unspeakable sadness.

"A stone that acts as a memory of love lost, and is shed in the hope that the one lost may one day find it, remember, and return."

You would leave me that.

Do not fear. I will never forget.

Written By Rosalind

Jan. 19, 2020, 10:27 p.m.(8.176843171296296/10.903217592592593/1012.5980702642747 AR)

Almost time to go home...I can smell it!

Written By Rosalind

Jan. 19, 2020, 10:18 p.m.(8.176357060185186/10.87599537037037/1012.5980297550154 AR)

Relationship Note on Arcadia

Marquessa and I made a bet today. I dont think the spirits are ready for it! Me..in a dress. And stuff on my face!

Written By Thea

Jan. 19, 2020, 10:06 p.m.(8.175854001322751/10.847824074074074/1012.5979878334435 AR)

The more knowledge you gain, the more it's supposed to supposed to help you. Instead all it's done is leave me with more questions.

Written By Porter

Jan. 19, 2020, 9:28 p.m.(8.17397156084656/10.742407407407407/1012.5978309634039 AR)

I woke up on my boat this morning, except it wasn't morning. It was well past noon. I found glitter on my hands, which was an awful, miserable fucking surprise. But not just that, it was in my beard. On all of my clothes. I reached into my pocket for something and found even more of it. I had to slap myself in the face a time or two before I could be convinced this wasn't just my worst nightmare come true.

I don't know what's more terrifying, that it's absolutely everywhere or that I have no memory of where it came from.

Written By Jaenelle

Jan. 19, 2020, 9:10 p.m.(8.173048115079364/10.690694444444444/1012.59775400959 AR)

I am thankful to Duchess Cambria and Duke Hadrian for allowing me to visit their beautiful city as I begin my tour around the Lyceum. Lord Marzio provided the greatest entertainment with the War Parade, and House Mazetti itself rose to the occasion to showcase their talents and the might of their city.

Written By Corban

Jan. 19, 2020, 9:09 p.m.(8.173029927248677/10.689675925925926/1012.5977524939374 AR)

In a few days time, we will gather to remember the greatest warrior, greatest knight, and possibly greatest human that Arx has ever seen.

I hope, Lord Commander, our ceremony will do even a sliver of the honor that is due to you.

Written By Maja

Jan. 19, 2020, 9:04 p.m.(8.172774057539684/10.675347222222221/1012.5977311714616 AR)

Relationship Note on Josephine

I had so much fun competing in the People's Tournament run by Josephine these past two years -- she put so much time, money and effort into the games to make certain that everyone had a good time. Will the tournament continue? If it does, it won't be the same.

I hope to see you again, Guildmistress, in one form or another.

Written By Jaenelle

Jan. 19, 2020, 9:03 p.m.(8.17270626653439/10.671550925925926/1012.5977255222112 AR)

Two years have passed since your death. It is easier to think of you. I smile more at your memory than feel the sorrow that plagued me during the first year. Your things are still scattered around, but most have been given away or packed, and that too has been an easier task to accomplish with the passing of time. I welcome the stillness and silence of being alone, and it is no longer strangling or fill me with anxiety to fill.

Perhaps it is time that I remove my wedding ring? Or maybe that will take another year.

Written By Acacia

Jan. 19, 2020, 8:35 p.m.(8.171337632275133/10.594907407407407/1012.5976114693563 AR)

Relationship Note on Ras

Don't care about your excuses. Make it right.

Written By Jaenelle

Jan. 19, 2020, 8:22 p.m.(8.170699818121694/10.559189814814815/1012.5975583181768 AR)

Relationship Note on Josephine

I could write how Josephine was brilliant in her abilities to turn metal into art, how everything she touched was a work of art. I could speak of her generosity to those around her, those she cared for were never without and she was the first to offer assistance. Then there is her stern will and code of honor, she lived by her morals and never bent to those that she considered beneath her.

I will say that Josephine and her family are from Lenosia, and as such they are family to all who consider Lenosia home. I will always make sure that those who remain in Lenosia honor Josephine in remembering how she lived, loved, and fought to the end.

Written By Ida

Jan. 19, 2020, 7:56 p.m.(8.169403935185185/10.486620370370371/1012.597450327932 AR)

I finally took the time and silver to upgrade my personal armor. It's never really been a /thing/ since most brawls are without armor and I haven't entered a melee with just my fists in quite some time. Even then, most of those have restrictions on gear. In any case, I never really needed much in the way of armor, though recent events and duties made me think it was maybe time for something more protective. Then I made a diamondplate sword that I wasn't unhappy with, and a handful of oathlands steel ones for the shop. Not a bad week or so, all told. Productive at the very least. And yet there's much hard work yet to be done.

Written By Juniper

Jan. 19, 2020, 7:27 p.m.(8.167967509920635/10.406180555555554/1012.5973306258268 AR)

I came to Arx more than two years ago and found the home I never knew I needed. Here, where people from all over Arvum come together, we are at our best, our brightest, because here we learn how our differences can act as complements to make us stronger as one people against the dangers in the world. There will always be dangers, there will always be shadows. Loss, grief, hardship, pain. It's important to never ignore the darkness. When it's pressed close on all sides refusing to be ignored, or even rising up inside of us, it's so easy to forget we can make our own light. More than that...

We are our own light, each of us carrying a divine spark of the Dream inside.

Be kind to someone else today. Reach out to someone else today. Be there for each other, one small act at a time. In that way we raise walls of light against those who want to drown us in the dark. In that way we grow and change and heal.

Written By Tarik

Jan. 19, 2020, 7:09 p.m.(8.16706431878307/10.355601851851851/1012.5972553598986 AR)

I am slowly hearing back from all of my old friends that I knew the last time in the city. It is good to catch up with how their lives have changed, and to know that peopele did not forget you.

Written By Jules

Jan. 19, 2020, 6:38 p.m.(8.165553488756615/10.270995370370372/1012.5971294573964 AR)

I did get to see a brief stint of Lady Colette fighting. It was impressive and I see a certain gracefulness to it, like dancing, but I do prefer not injuring my partners.

Written By Torian

Jan. 19, 2020, 6:06 p.m.(8.163956266534392/10.181550925925926/1012.5969963555445 AR)

Relationship Note on Josephine

People see the skull the Cullers use to represent themselves and they think that we're all killers or pirates or something. I maybe thought that once too, when I was a young orphan, before they brought me in.

In time, I learned that the skull doesn't represent a desire to do violence or to kill, it represents fate.

Fate is something that has been on my mind a lot these days. We have experienced a great lose recently in the death of the Crafter's Guildmaster. Not just those in the guild either.

By all accounts Josephine met her end as she had lived her life, caring for others. We might all hope and wish and pray to die in our beds as old men and women, surrounded by our kin and all that, but that isn't everyone's fate is it?

I take some comfort in knowing that Josephine's fate, if not to pass on as an old women in her bed, was to go out as she did, with her true self on display, courage and kindness until the end.

Written By Miranda

Jan. 19, 2020, 5:21 p.m.(8.161693948412697/10.05486111111111/1012.5968078290344 AR)

Relationship Note on Dariel

It's one of those times where you made a promise and things took precedence and now, now you realize you have some spare time on your hands to fulfill said promise.

It will be done!

Written By Colette

Jan. 19, 2020, 5:10 p.m.(8.161142113095238/10.023958333333333/1012.5967618427579 AR)

Relationship Note on Sydney

Mistress Sydney took me down. Seems my win streak has come to an end. What a fight though.

Written By Val

Jan. 19, 2020, 4:53 p.m.(8.16034267526455/9.979189814814815/1012.5966952229387 AR)

I think I'm getting rather restless, really.

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