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Written By Tesha

May 28, 2022, 5:53 p.m.(9/23/1017 AR)

I believe that I'm going to turn Percephon's old room at the tower into a library. It'll be a fitting tribute to him.

Written By Tesha

May 28, 2022, 5:41 p.m.(9/22/1017 AR)

I have gotten out a lot this week and met new faces and reconnected with old. Maybe I will make this a habit from now on.

Written By Haakon

May 28, 2022, 2:53 p.m.(9/22/1017 AR)

Before coming to Arx, I had thought that "Oathlanders" were all the folk of the Compact. All who had taken an Oath to the King in Arx. Just as I thought Crownlanders meant the same thing. Two different names for the same folk. First time some body told me they were two different nations within the Compact, I didn't believe them.

It's an easy thing for folk to forget just how bloody big Arvum is.

Written By Mabelle

May 28, 2022, 9:57 a.m.(9/22/1017 AR)

On a diplomatic mission?
Always talk to the baker. He knows where all the raisins are hidden.

Written By Savio

May 28, 2022, 12:30 a.m.(9/21/1017 AR)

Start a poem from its end?
What a thought, dear gods forfend
Such nonsense as that's bound to bring --
Who told you such a silly thing?

(Depends on the poem type and personal preference, but it can be a helpful practice if you want the thing to have a specific conclusion. Now you all know my secrets.)

Written By Denica

May 27, 2022, 11:30 p.m.(9/21/1017 AR)

Relationship Note on Lou

Swans. All rags should be folded into swans.

Anything else, would be a missed opportunity.

Written By Thea

May 27, 2022, 10:11 p.m.(9/21/1017 AR)

When I think my son couldn't be anymore spoiled, a miniature horse arrived. Wearing a sweater. Are horses supposed to wear sweaters? I have no idea. Regardless of the size. This mini horse was a gift for Calo. From Sister Esme. This woman has gifted him with more than I can list. I'm thankful, truly. Especially since his attention is now drawn more there than the goat he insisted on putting bells on. I dread when he's 2....

Written By Lisebet

May 27, 2022, 7:01 p.m.(9/21/1017 AR)

A diplomatic mission may not succeed on first try. But so long as one survives the attempt, there may always be a future attempt.

Of course, it may also be more difficult, depending on why the first attempt failed.

There. My words of wisdom for today, may they provide assistance to someone out there.

Written By Remus

May 27, 2022, 5:21 p.m.(9/20/1017 AR)

Squares. Nice, neat, orderly. Symmetrical and a breeze to stack.

Written By Rohran

May 27, 2022, 4:55 p.m.(9/20/1017 AR)

Two entries on one day! I should find pore productive uses of my time.

I had a fantastic chat today with Lord Cahal yesterday over tea. He reminded of something I had jotted down whilst in the Oathlands...oh, a year ago, now. A scrap of a poetic verse. But I had never penned it, until now. It seems relevant, as I talk to the people of Arx about the past, and what we've lost.
On Seeking Knowledge
The bin of knowledge bloats
Dark gods suck it dry
Mankind cannot yield
Mankind cannot fall

To thirst, to strive, to drink, to thrive!
To seek, to learn, for new knowledge burns!

The bin of knowledge shrinks
Dark Gods’ bellies full
Mankind cannot dwell
Mankind cannot gain

To thirst, to strive, to drink, to thrive!
To seek, to learn, for lost knowledge burns!

Written By Rohran

May 27, 2022, 4:50 p.m.(9/20/1017 AR)

My return to Arx and Keaton Hall has been both more busy than I had anticipated and more consequential. I leave my army encamped outside the city and after spending so much time with them over the past two years, it feels odd to be moving about without armor. To not be constantly worried about an ambush. To sleep in Keaton Hall instead of whatever quarters (or tent) I happen to occupy that night.

People have changed in my absence. Or, perhaps, I am the one who has changed.

The river Time flows swiftly past
Men change; whither shall they flee
For memory’s loss we lament
Mind cast back to youth we see

Written By Lark

May 27, 2022, 2:30 p.m.(9/20/1017 AR)

Relationship Note on Deva

I publicly apologize to my good associate for a remark I made upon finding out that the late Prince Swelvio Redrain nee Grayson had an unsavory proclivity for redheads. I hereby acknowledge that redheaded individuals are not a monolith and some are bound to have - and indeed have proven themselves to be in possession of - redeeming qualities.

Written By Lisebet

May 27, 2022, 2:26 p.m.(9/20/1017 AR)

Today's tea is a refreshing chamomile with hints of apple. It's quite delicious and goes well with scones and cream.
Or ginger cake.

Then again, everything goes well with ginger cake

Written By Esme

May 27, 2022, 1:33 p.m.(9/20/1017 AR)

Relationship Note on Vitalis

We have been friends for a bit of time. Perhaps for a long bit of time. I just want to say that I appreciate after all this time that I still get to learn things about you and from you. Thank you for existing.

Written By Vashtalyn

May 26, 2022, 11:58 p.m.(9/19/1017 AR)

It is an honor to have Ambassador Bahiya'al'Mathali as Patron, and a joy to craft for her. I look forward to seeing what we might learn from one another. Nothing brings me greater joy than seeing and hearing of the joy my art brings to others.

I have been busy with many projects, so I do not often have time to write journals. I have been spending many hours in my craft, and rehearsing ahead of the Rhythm of the World festival as well. Perhaps this year, I will not fall off my horse! Astaari and I have learned much from that experience. We shall see.

Written By Temira

May 26, 2022, 10:49 p.m.(9/19/1017 AR)

Rajas stiletto she commissioned for me is wonderful. I am glad i waited. she even adorned with jewels. I enjoy her company also so glad to have met her! now to test this new blade on Caspian. :)

Written By Teague

May 26, 2022, 7:32 p.m.(9/19/1017 AR)

Relationship Note on Reagan

Life has moved on, the past is dead.

Written By Tesha

May 26, 2022, 2:32 p.m.(9/18/1017 AR)

Well, it only took me two years to accept that he wasn't coming back. Looks like we're back to square one. Maybe I need another puppy? That'll help.

Written By Mabelle

May 26, 2022, 1:52 p.m.(9/18/1017 AR)

Considering the association of triangles, I think I'll choose squares. Easier to place in cabinets too.

Written By Mabelle

May 26, 2022, 12:24 p.m.(9/18/1017 AR)

Relationship Note on Ilira

I always start poems with the end.

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