Written By Mabelle
Nov. 12, 2023, 2:28 p.m.(3/6/1021 AR)
Written By Mabelle
Nov. 12, 2023, 2:27 p.m.(3/6/1021 AR)
Relationship Note on Gwenna
But it is the nights I find most enjoyable, the conversation into the wee hours, sharing experiences and talking of fashion, shedding our duties and drowning in cake. I hope we get to do that soon.
Written By Caspian
Nov. 12, 2023, 12:50 p.m.(3/6/1021 AR)
Written By Lucita
Nov. 12, 2023, 9:14 a.m.(3/6/1021 AR)
Written By Macario
Nov. 12, 2023, 8:56 a.m.(3/6/1021 AR)
Relationship Note on Pasquale
Written By Renata
Nov. 11, 2023, 7:51 p.m.(3/5/1021 AR)
Relationship Note on Llewella
Every stroke of her brush, every splash of color, and every sculpted form is a testament to her unwavering spirit. In the absence of complete recollection, she creates a kaleidoscope of emotions through her art, infusing each piece with the pure, unfiltered joy that she seeks to share.
Her random pieces of art become spontaneous bursts of happiness, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the transformative power of creativity. In her journey, she has discovered that art is not just a means of expression but a source of profound connection, allowing her to share love, laughter, and joy with the world, one masterpiece at a time.
It would do the populace good to get to know this woman that goes by Raya. To help her find who she was, as well as who she is becoming. I am proud to have her as protege.
Written By Gwenna
Nov. 11, 2023, 5:24 p.m.(3/5/1021 AR)
Relationship Note on Mabelle
We managed to meet for a bit today, though not to gossip or talk about the fashions we both so love. Sometimes, especially these last few years, there just isn't time when there are so many other challenges before us. Still, the warmth of the Laurent library and shared goals are things I am grateful for this day.
Written By Raven
Nov. 11, 2023, 5:14 p.m.(3/5/1021 AR)
With most of the Pantheon we so often imagine the gods as ideals. The best of what we aspire to be or what we admire. It’s understandable that so many balk or feel threatened when it comes to the Thirteenth. The god that holds a mirror to our true selves. All the parts of ourselves, the parts of humanity as a whole that make us uncomfortable. There is no hiding the things that bring us shame, make us angry, or frightened, insecure. Those forbidden vices and wants. Because so many revile these parts of themselves they scorn the god that warns us of the dangers of keeping these things hidden from ourselves. No man or woman is so virtuous that they are not strengthened by introspection and reflection of their darkest corners. Or weakened when they neglect or deny their true, imperfect selves. Refuse to cast light on our darkest recesses and they become places for our enemies to hide.
Likewise, the other side of scorning accountability. Those wayward strays who would confuse vices with virtues or dress up our worst nature as some kind of strength. Those who delude themselves to make those worst tendencies permissible court being robbed of their choice.
Our strengths as well as our imperfections make us who we are. These things aren’t meant to be hidden or embraced. They are meant to be faced and conquered.
I invite all throughout the compact to reflect on who you are. Who you wish to be. Who you fear you might become. Let us weigh our entire selves and take stock of our imperfections-and let us stare them in the eye and own them. Let us make ourselves whole in mastering who we are and giving the dark things we fear no quarter to fester.
Reckon with your imperfect self and claim the unshakable power that is being imperfect but unafraid.
Written By Pasquale
Nov. 11, 2023, 4:36 p.m.(3/5/1021 AR)
It was a battle, not the war.
We haven't won yet.
Written By Triscali
Nov. 11, 2023, 4:26 p.m.(3/5/1021 AR)
Written By Theo
Nov. 11, 2023, 3:30 p.m.(3/5/1021 AR)
Written By Neviah
Nov. 11, 2023, 3:14 p.m.(3/4/1021 AR)
You can pay for cakes, wine, warmth, and a pillow with poetry.
Written By Preston
Nov. 10, 2023, 5:42 p.m.(3/3/1021 AR)
And if so, please bring more than your knife this time, Thena.
Written By Eirene
Nov. 10, 2023, 5:41 p.m.(3/3/1021 AR)
Relationship Note on Triscali
Written By Preston
Nov. 10, 2023, 5:36 p.m.(3/3/1021 AR)
In the Isles, against Waldo, my brothers broke my heart when they turned from us. Just as the Knights of the Scrolls broke Alor Valardin's heart when they chose their oaths to one God over their oath to them all, and to their brothers. And those tears were in my eyes as we killed them, and they in turn near killed me. That was duty though, and I regret none of it.
How sorrow filled I am that now I hear the calls from my brothers and sisters, from our dear beloved children too, for division again on these old lines. To shed Orthodox blood, to shed Liberal blood...and to what benefit? Our enemies are evil, it is true. But they are not us. I do not agree with Liberal teachings, with Pragmatic teachings, where they vary from my own - but I recognise they walk alongside us, on a path near our own. On a path towards the Gods, and when the time comes to the shining lands at their side.
If you want an enemy, we have one. You don't need to look for one within ourselves. He marches under the centipede banner. You wish for crusade, you wish for war? That is where we will march, to fight him. To save Arvum for the Gods, and our people. And if I must march alone, to die alone, and forgotten, I will do so. For that is Gloria's charge to me. That is my obligation, my debt, my sacrifice - what I must do because not only is it my faith, my life, but my duty as the bearer of Gloria's blade, Crusader.
For those among you, Templar or child, those who were at the battle of Pieros and who fought on the land, remember the glow on the hill. That is our hope, our future. That was Gloria's light protecting us, working through the Faith.
Written By Ann
Nov. 10, 2023, 2:11 p.m.(3/2/1021 AR)
Written By Titus
Nov. 10, 2023, 1:22 p.m.(3/2/1021 AR)
There have been numerous proclamations and announcements, some of which puzzle me. There is a focus on distributing sweets and treats to the poor, which I find conflicting. Charity should be a humble act, but perhaps this is a way to shed light on the plight of the less fortunate and inspire others to help. It seems that social battles in Arx are fought differently, where Gild seeks to transform stored riches into blessings for others. In Sangris, we provide all with what they need to fulfill their purpose, without a desire for material opulence. Some may view this as all being equally poor, but we value contentment over excess. Knowing when is enough is important, as the more you take means the less someone else will have.
Lord Jasper of House Steelhart in the Oathlands is uniting with House Velenosa through his betrothal to Princess Ophelia. This union is not only beneficial for the involved houses and realms but also for the entire Compact. It forges familial bonds that encourage us to work through our differences rather than focusing on our disagreements. It allows the Compact to remain united against external threats without being torn apart by internal conflicts. To them, I'll borrow the motto from the Malespero: From tragedy, strength.
A figure named Watcher made a proclamation that resonated with me. Their words didn't bring peace but rather a sense that I feel when there's a fellow Vaevici beside me in battle, which is good. They spoke of hope, a flame that we must keep burning.
The High Inquisitor also delivered a lengthy announcement about reporting oddities. I can't help but feel that his role is never-ending. The inquisitors I've encountered are good people with challenging responsibilities.
In the midst of all this, I've been immersed in developing and reviewing strategies for the upcoming battles against the Traitor. It's struck me how similar many here are to him, willing to give their all when their own self, their family's, or their house's existence is threatened. It's a recurring lesson that we often prioritize the ends over the means, and sometimes we must accept that in this life, we won't always win or attain our desires, even when they are selfless. To look elsewhere than the ideals of the gods may offer a victory, but the cost will be paid.
It's a tough lesson, one I'm not sure I've fully grasped, or that I want to.
Written By Eirene
Nov. 10, 2023, 12:52 p.m.(3/2/1021 AR)
Written By Eirene
Nov. 10, 2023, 12:51 p.m.(3/2/1021 AR)
Written By Miraya
Nov. 10, 2023, 12:43 p.m.(3/2/1021 AR)
Relationship Note on Viviana
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