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Written By Raymesin

Aug. 31, 2021, 12:29 p.m.(2/14/1016 AR)

She spent last night in her old room at the Murder, Scholar.

I'd say I was in the doghouse, but the dog was with her.

The longest time she's refused to talk to me was five years. I don't know if I can cope with that again.

Written By Amari

Aug. 31, 2021, 11:16 a.m.(2/14/1016 AR)

That feeling when you have so much you want to accomplish, but aren't sure where and how to start to make each effort worthwhile. To do this, you really need that first, but to have that, you need to do this other thing, and so on. I could do that, but if I do it after this, it will have a more markedly beneficial result. But if I don't do either because the timing isn't perfect, then I'm no further ahead.


I suppose I will have to do everything I possibly can, all at the same time, until I collapse. This is the way.

Written By Caprice

Aug. 31, 2021, 6:38 a.m.(2/14/1016 AR)

Whether you're fortunate enough to have known about Samira Culler for a while or you're among those only newly introduced to her talent, I'm so pleased for you! I'd love to see which pieces you've purchased from her. Come show me? I'll buy you a drink to celebrate your good taste.

Written By Ilira

Aug. 31, 2021, 1:15 a.m.(2/13/1016 AR)

For when the sun rises and the first flowers bloom this spring, I will burgeon with them.

Written By Rook

Aug. 30, 2021, 6:06 p.m.(2/13/1016 AR)

The Spider's Journey. How much you are missed my dear Itzal.

Written By Rook

Aug. 30, 2021, 4:53 p.m.(2/13/1016 AR)

Things are looking good. House Clement's official membership in the Silver Consortium is just the start. Soon we will have the influence and wealth to create real change for people.

Written By Eirene

Aug. 30, 2021, 3:08 p.m.(2/13/1016 AR)

Relationship Note on Eleyna

Reminded of you and the good times we spent together. Who knew that getting Dusted with you would actually pay off in the future? I miss you and the afternoons spent with the guys.

Written By Tanith

Aug. 30, 2021, 1:56 p.m.(2/13/1016 AR)

Lots more white hairs this winter, scholar. Lots more.

Written By Eirene

Aug. 30, 2021, 12:34 p.m.(2/12/1016 AR)

I love watching my children play during winter. And Jace is toddling along in the snow until he faceplants and then is miserable. Sometimes it's the little things that remind us what we're fighting for and why we must hold on to this Dream. I take pride and pleasure in my identity and my individual-ness. I will do everything I can to ensure my children can grow up the same way.

Written By Aelgar

Aug. 30, 2021, 3:57 a.m.(2/12/1016 AR)

The Faith and The Compact have endured several recent attacks by Abandoned heathens. This irreverent and criminal behavior has occured both inside Arx and at various other locations in the realm. It cannot be endured because the insult is intolerable, because good people are being hurt and because it might grow into a serious threat to the safety of our citizens. With this reasoning, searches and strikes are being mounted to meet and hound the outlaws behind the actions. I am ready to be tested for the Explorers and Lord Vitalis has been after me to set a date under his oversight. I am lucky to have such a steadfast tutor prodding me to action as I hope to lean on the experience of seasoned explorers when I do my part to track and study these enemies.

In other news, my usual routine of study, teaching, training Griz and myself, and trying to contribute to the Scholars has kept my scurrying. I have been scarce both socially and in various meetings or ceremonies, but it cannot be helped given my workload. I hope to soon free up some time to be available for such things and I am grateful for the patience of my peers. Trying time that will likely get harder before we tame them, but such are the hurdles the gods test us with!

Written By Jasher

Aug. 30, 2021, 12:01 a.m.(2/11/1016 AR)

Relationship Note on Domonico

Now that the shock of your sudden passing has subsided, the pain arrests. It's not the concussive blow of impact that cripples, but the dull, restless ache that festers on and on. I have lived through many a loss, but none so unexpected in every way as yours. Was my letter delivered in time? Did the promise of a visit lift your spirits before the end? I may never know, but I choose to believe.

I regret the ill timing of my return to Arx for many reasons, but none haunt me so bitterly as losing the chance to say good-bye, my friend. I'll miss you. We'll meet again.

Written By Petra

Aug. 29, 2021, 9:47 p.m.(2/11/1016 AR)

I had an interesting conversation with a peculiar woman. A tale of old things, thievery, and adventure. I am unsure whether I am glad to be a part of this new adventure or not. Our family has had enough heartbreak in it's time.

Written By Wilhemina

Aug. 29, 2021, 9:27 p.m.(2/11/1016 AR)

I am devastated by the news of what had happened in Bastion. It was more than I could truly absorb in so short a time, so many monstrous acts done in a single evening. I didn't quite know how to process it.

Yet I gained comfort in something in all of that turmoil. Not only that the warriors of the Compact have the selfless resolve that truly embodies all that Gloria and Gild treasure, not only that those less martial are not lacking in courage and retain the skills and faith needed to keep the peace among the restless and not only that we will remain determined in the face of dissent.

The Cathedral seemed to keep out some of the threats. It's telling that our enemies requested that the ground be desecrated. Perhaps to strip away our faith in the gods or to sow simple discord. Yet the faithful held true to their beliefs and did not allow such heretical requests to take root in their mind. I hope we keep in mind that the gods watch over us all and we are rewarded for keeping our faith.

Written By Valencia

Aug. 29, 2021, 8:39 p.m.(2/11/1016 AR)

The attack of the Whisper House and the fall of the great city of Bastian has my head reeling. Grayson is one of the most powerful Houses in all the realm and to see this befall them is beyond my wildest imagining.

My heart aches for the loss of so many people and families. It become clearer that these devastating attacks are meant as a message for us all. But rather than falter, I find that my determination to see as many people safe through this is firm and as resolved as ever.

And so, with this, I have written to my fellow Velenosan ministers to seek their talents, experience and fine leadership to help the houses of Lycene in to further fortify and prepare our holdings and people should we fall under the eye of this dangerous foe.

I know not how to defend against such magics, but I will not and cannot stand by and not at least try to use what tools we may have to protect every woman, child and man under our wing and to do our part to defend our realm.

I trust in my House and the houses that stand with us. I trust in our people. All those who lead, care for and protect our people, whether they be noble, common or of the Faith. All of them.

I know we will not stand idly by. That, together, we will find our way through this.


Written By Tarik

Aug. 29, 2021, 8:39 p.m.(2/11/1016 AR)

I am just happy for another winter day in Arx. The snow is falling, the cold wind is blowing, and you don't have to wipe the sweat off your brow every five minutes.

Written By Cesare

Aug. 29, 2021, 8:23 p.m.(2/11/1016 AR)

It was a week which started somewhat in struggle but ended much better. I admit I've been hiding from the weather, and from other things. I didn't go to the Assembly this month; I probably should have, but I wasn't in the mood to watch the contentiousness, and I knew well that anything I needed to learn would find its way to me in short order. I've heard there is a new Archlector of Petrichor appointed, and though I am less familiar with Petrichor's domain than others, look forward to seeing what influence he has on the city. As to the rest of it, I suspect anyone who attended either recent session of the Salon probably knows my position and I will not belabor myself in repeating it here.

I met someone very interesting indeed during one of my (admittedly many) trips to the shrines. A refreshing new face. And an interesting conversation between himself, Duke Cristoph, and me. One of the things I enjoy most is getting a look at the true devotions of the people I interact with often on a more superficial level; possibly this is self-evident considering my work. Ah, well. It was a lovely interlude, that's what I mean. I also unexpectedly ran into a relatively new but increasingly more charming friend at Duchess Isabeau's birthday party as well, and had the opportunity to introduce her to my patron - speaking of which, Lady Medeia and I have discovered we have precisely the same birthday! Can you believe it?! Astonishing. We are now planning a party which will be the talk of the city for at least a year to come.

We travel to New Hope soon for pearl diving. I hear that the weather, and the water, are somewhat warmer there. I am tolerating the winter with great panache, I believe, but I long for the smell of the Southern Sea. At least a hint of it.

Written By Patrizio

Aug. 29, 2021, 8:07 p.m.(2/11/1016 AR)

I had a very fruitful meeting with Messere Raja and Captain Acacia Culler to discuss a matter that might well be of great assistance to all, mighty and less so, within this city of ours. The idea of reconstructing the road from the Compact Ward to the docks in the Lowers, and spreading the improvement to the infrastructure through the Lowers...

That we - of disparate families who do not much like each other en mass so well - can discuss these things bodes well for the Compact as a whole. As I said in the recent Assembly, we are one Compact, and united we stand against our problems. This is a thought that has great benefit for all - ease of commerce, a better life for those in the Lowers, and more safety for my own when traversing the Lowers towards the upper wards.

Not that I mean to make it sound like this is a task easily done - permission must be obtained, and resources squared to do the work. But with some additional suggestions I've made, this could be a grand thing that will serve our city and /all/ of the people within it well for decades to come.

Written By Bhandn

Aug. 29, 2021, 6:20 p.m.(2/11/1016 AR)

It's difficult for me to put into words my feelings about Bastion, though I've had many days to think on them. Anger is the primary emotion, however, and the reasons for that are straightforward. The ones who attacked the city showed no regard for innocents, and used the gifts they were given to cause destruction and death. If there is any justice in the world, they will be found and put to the sword for the atrocities they committed that day.

Would that I could give a full account of my feelings, but perhaps it is best that I stop here. It angers me just to write about this much. No one who is called a knight slaughters innocents. No one.

Written By Thea

Aug. 29, 2021, 4:38 p.m.(2/11/1016 AR)

I need to...sit down and shift my focuses. I've never felt so scattered before and I don't like it. I'm good with organization. With knowing what I'm doing. Lately it seems that I'm not that. Or I'm overloading myself again. Which is also a fairly large possibility.....

Written By Thea

Aug. 29, 2021, 4:29 p.m.(2/11/1016 AR)

I ran the gauntlet a few days ago. It wasn't the best I've done by any means, but it was definitely fun. Drake beat everyone by, well--I don't know where all that came from, but I suppose it's time to have my husband give me some lessons.

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