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Written By Cambria

June 5, 2021, 11:49 p.m.(8/10/1015 AR)

In this wilderness of mirrors, everyone pretends.

Written By Rosalind

June 5, 2021, 5:18 p.m.(8/9/1015 AR)

Relationship Note on Poppy

I'm ready to start training when you are! What did you want to start with first?! Other than you know, getting you a proper pair of pants!

Written By Rosalind

June 5, 2021, 5:17 p.m.(8/9/1015 AR)

It's been great having a my house full and busy! Did you write that down?! Bus.y! The plans that are being made make me so so excited! I can barely sit still! What?! I can you know. Sorta. I know I know. It's rare! But on that note, I should well--uh---the woods need me! BYYEEE!

Written By Rosalind

June 5, 2021, 5:04 p.m.(8/9/1015 AR)

Its about that time, scholar. You know. THAT TIME! The one where I complain..THAT I'M MELTING! I tried to get Poppy to have a party. To cool everyone off, but she was talking about warm bodies making it dirty. I honestly don't know what she's talking about. I just know it would feel amazing!

Written By Cufre

June 5, 2021, 11:27 a.m.(8/9/1015 AR)

I've been putting a lot of time into filling the shelves of the shop lately. Keeping my hands busy seems to keep my mind busy enough. And the few times I've taken a bit of a pause, there was always someone there to turn my mind to things outside of myself.

I've come to see how summer is a beginning in the shop. It's too hot to run the forge unless I am intentionally trying to punish myself with thoughts of how unbearably hot it is (and, truth told, that has its uses) so I am put to working with stones more. Finding new ways to put them together. It's trickier with them than it is with glass. There's far more cost and no room for going back.

Written By Cambria

June 4, 2021, 10:06 p.m.(8/7/1015 AR)

One of the delights of my grandmother, that I recall from childhood, was to feed the cats that lord over the family tombs. I can still see in my mind's eye her walking very slowly, with the aid of a staff, preceded by a particular feline who would stop from time to time in order to make sure she was still following. He would never continue until she caught up.

I find this memory very comforting.

Written By Graziella

June 4, 2021, 8:35 p.m.(8/7/1015 AR)

0o..excerpt from a longer piece..o0

The story goes
Or the way that I was told...

There was a king that always felt too high
And then he felt too low
And so he called
All the wise men to the hall
And he begged them for a gift
To end the rises and the falls
And here's the thing?

They came back with a ring
It was simple and was plainly
Unbefitting of a king
Engraved in black
Well, it had no front or back
But there were words around the band that said
Just know: This Too Shall Pass

I've been meaning to write children's book, I think there is a fable in that old poem worth telling...
What do you think, Scholar?

Written By Sydney

June 4, 2021, 6:18 p.m.(8/7/1015 AR)

Relationship Note on Viviana

I mean, I suppose one could put silver anywhere, but some places are less advisable. Knew someone who thought it was the safest place for their wages.

It made for an interesting autopsy, I'm sure.

...silver doesn't need to be everywhere, that's for damned sure.

Written By Piccola

June 4, 2021, 3:54 p.m.(8/7/1015 AR)

Remember, wise general: the will of the stubborn few is the most important driving force in history.

Written By Lianne

June 4, 2021, 2:43 a.m.(8/6/1015 AR)

Relationship Note on Medeia

I'm very much looking forward to visiting Eswyndol for your poetry event. I've only been hosting because I've missed Princess Helena's readings so terribly. It thrills me to have another taking up the mantle, even if only for a night. I look forward both to your own verse and to what others bring. The creativity in the capital this season has been astounding.

Written By Deva

June 4, 2021, 12:13 a.m.(8/6/1015 AR)

I wish the winds didn't change so quickly. Just when I think I'm used to them, they change course and I'm lost all over again.

Written By Benedetto

June 3, 2021, 10:25 p.m.(8/5/1015 AR)

I think perhaps I might need to take a few etiquette classes with the whispers.

Written By Viviana

June 3, 2021, 10:04 p.m.(8/5/1015 AR)

Silver sand. There's silver in the sand.

There's silver everywhere - for the creative.

Written By Gael

June 3, 2021, 8:39 p.m.(8/5/1015 AR)

Relationship Note on Wagner

Burly and with cathedral-bells for fists, Wagner has spent much of the past thirty years sharpening his boxing skills on the grindstone that is his fellow Arvani. Fiery in spirit, he's always willing to take up fisticuffs. It is a miracle he hasn't used me as his next object of obsession to batter with his hands, but I'm sure he has considered it, on account that I've given him shit from time to time. Maybe I shouldn't. Body found floating by the docks...

I'm kidding. We'll finish that bottle sometime, aye, we will.

Written By Viviana

June 3, 2021, 4:30 p.m.(8/5/1015 AR)

Bakery by sea.

Think about it.

The Manipulative Tart works as a beautiful name for a vessel --

Written By Alessia

June 3, 2021, 4:09 p.m.(8/5/1015 AR)

Relationship Note on Tanith

I'm not even joking but this is the best pastry idea I've ever heard. Please put me down for a batch or more. In fact go crazy with the filling - the more unexpected, the better. This manipulative tart sounds awesome.

Written By Kia

June 3, 2021, 3:12 p.m.(8/5/1015 AR)

Today I had meeting with my patron, Legendary Showman, Venturo Thayne. What transpired was unexpected, though really it should not have been. I am to assist with the seeking out of performance artistes for the next carnival!

Where in Arx does a person go to find acrobats, eaters of fire, contortionists and those with such skills as would bring joy to the carnival crowds? I should draught some posters and have them nailed to posts all over the city.

Written By Medeia

June 3, 2021, 2:14 p.m.(8/5/1015 AR)

I dearly wish that all these fantastic poets plan to attend the next feast at Eswyndol! Poetry in our stone grotto - a truly Lycene celebration of summer (I am not a bit remorseful of bringing such to the Thrax ward). Even should you wish not to recite something, the drinks will flow freely and the entertainment should be of high quality.

Now, what might I write? I recently tried my hand at poetry again, thanks to Marquessa Lianne and Messere Evaristo. I will need to come up with something, soon. It's only fair that the hostess lead by example, no?

Written By Cesare

June 3, 2021, 1:46 p.m.(8/5/1015 AR)

Relationship Note on Viviana

I'd hazard to say that in my experience, indifference is a crime of nature, but hardly the worst of them. Willful malice and wanton cruelty go much further toward achieving their ends than indifference by its very meaning. We're not meant to be creatures of stagnation.

Written By Tanith

June 3, 2021, 8:56 a.m.(8/4/1015 AR)

New pastry coming up at my store: the Manipulative Tart. You bite into expecting blackberry but then, gasp! Lemon curd. A delicious bit of wonder, inspired by less tasteful events and revelations. Jayus has a bizarre sense of humor, but I'll take it. I can't keep Raymesin from eating them, and he's suggesting other flavors to hide the lemon curd under with his mouth -still full-. He's also complaining that he'll need panels put into his trousers, yet he's still as skinny as the day he came back from Lenosia. Ridiculous.

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