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Written By Dino

Jan. 20, 2023, 6:25 p.m.(4/7/1019 AR)

Every morning I awaken before dawn, throat aching from what must be a night's worth of screams. But when I try to catch glimpses of my dreams, I stumble and come up blank.

Why do they haunt me now of all times?

I appreciate that the dreams of a nobody from an oft-ill-thought family are tedious to read through, but writing is just another form of prayer. At least there's peace in this.

Written By Filshiar

Jan. 19, 2023, 12:07 a.m.(4/4/1019 AR)

I had the most pleasant time recently when joining a hunting party in the Crownlands. To be outdoors all day, away from the constraints of the city, was a true joy. I could also not have asked for better company; though we had our missteps, we came together in the end to enjoy a successful hunt.

It has been too long since I had a day like this and I am reminded of how lively I feel in the woods, running.

Written By Vincenzo

Jan. 17, 2023, 4:03 p.m.(4/1/1019 AR)

On The Way Home

I saw you, late last night or early this morning, making our respective ways home from an evening.

You looked wonderful. Your costumier-- well, I would recognize you anywhere.

You looked tired.

I hesitated to say hello. I wanted to ask if you were feeling well. You did the polite thing and kept walking.

Later I will make this into a joke for The Salon. Something trivial to laugh about and forget. Witty remarks, like sheets, are better with the right company.

Written By Vincenzo

Jan. 17, 2023, 3:39 p.m.(4/1/1019 AR)

I spoke at length today on the differences between drape and silhouette.

Such minor things, to some. And yet, our most powerful images are invoked via silhouette; and who wants clothing with no drape?

In this weather?

Written By Vincenzo

Jan. 17, 2023, 3:37 p.m.(4/1/1019 AR)

Relationship Note on Mabelle

If all life is a party, I'm glad someone merciful put you on my dancecard.

Written By Ilira

Jan. 17, 2023, 10:29 a.m.(4/1/1019 AR)

I hate when I miss things I've never had--siblings, in this case.

Written By Quenia

Jan. 16, 2023, 1:45 p.m.(3/27/1019 AR)

If I never see the Everwinter again, I will be a happy person. What sane person wants to live in so many snow tundras and snowy mountains and things filled with ice? I am every so glad to be back one on my VERY WARM house. I've been home for days and I still find myself freezing in my bed at night, even though the blankets are warm. Perhaps I shall take to the Great Hall and sleep by the fire some evenings to see if that helps.

Written By Sen'azala

Jan. 16, 2023, 9:09 a.m.(3/26/1019 AR)

At the end of the day heroes are stories, not people. People can and often do heroic things - some people seem capable of doing them infinitely - but people also do people things, and those get lost. They eat. They sleep (some of them *not enough*). They've got favorite colors and times of day. Sometimes they make stupid jokes, or trip over their own feet. Some are quiet and shy, some never grant anyone the mercy of shutting up. Those aren't the kinds of things that get remembered when they die and start being called heroes. No one carves 'didn't much care for plums' on a statue.

Maybe that's okay to most people, but sometimes I feel like mourning the stupid little things that I'll never know. A name, a face, and a single moment in time just aren't enough, even if that single moment in time might save the world.

Written By Raja

Jan. 15, 2023, 10:20 p.m.(3/26/1019 AR)

I am so happy today. I got to meet up with an old friend! She is someone I really look up to even if she probably doesnt feel that way. Anyways, I hope I can see more of Sen.

Written By Kiera

Jan. 15, 2023, 9:27 p.m.(3/25/1019 AR)

Relationship Note on Cillian

congratulations on your weapons tournament victory

Written By Raja

Jan. 15, 2023, 9:26 p.m.(3/25/1019 AR)

I know I have complained before about how unfair it is that people in Arx are so ignorant to all the powers and craziness that happen both inside our city and throughout the lands of Arvum. How in all of creation have the Arvani survived through all these years? I mean, I recently was told stories of evil /bunny/ uprisings. I can't say I 100% believe bunnies can become evil masterminds. It has to be some sort of trick or something that led to these stories. Then again, with all the CRAZY things I have witnessed in my days, I wouldn't be surprised.

Written By Jan

Jan. 15, 2023, 7:44 p.m.(3/25/1019 AR)

I have been gone far too long. I have a great deal to catch up on and it feels like little time to do so with trouble abounding in every corner of the compact it seems.

Written By Bonnie

Jan. 15, 2023, 6:19 p.m.(3/25/1019 AR)

It was nice to have dinner and a chat with the Pathfinder and some other notable faces and get a sense of what is what. I finally learned what Malcolm's been up to so that's one mystery solved.

Written By Mabelle

Jan. 15, 2023, 1:55 p.m.(3/25/1019 AR)

The estimates for the reconstruction of Artshall has begun pouring in from our lands. Apparently building a city is as costly as well, building a city.

Written By Mabelle

Jan. 15, 2023, 1:17 p.m.(3/25/1019 AR)

Relationship Note on Vincenzo

I look forward to watching him dazzle the fashion scene with his abilities.

Written By Ida

Jan. 15, 2023, 12:10 p.m.(3/25/1019 AR)

I suppose that trip to the Oathlands for inspiration actually worked. I managed to come up with a new sketch after a few failed attempts at a winter theme. Something more colorful, which will work well enough as winter will soon turn to spring. Daggers and swords are now in the shop, including a diamondplate piece. That one will probably sit for a bit, but that's alright - it bothers me when the shelves are empty anyhow.

I really want to work on some bows next. Maybe I should take another trip.

Written By Lucita

Jan. 15, 2023, 8:54 a.m.(3/24/1019 AR)

YAWN! If one twin is not awake and wet, hungry or bored and wanting cuddling, then the other one is. It is taking my assistant Micana, my nanny-researcher Jatal and myself all working in shifts to cope with the little darlings. Thank goodness I have experienced help.

Written By Gwenna

Jan. 14, 2023, 6:44 p.m.(3/23/1019 AR)

The Redrain Villa has a study that I have loved since the day I came to Arx. It is one of the most comfortable and pleasant rooms in the estate but isn't used as much as it should be. There often isn't time to just sit and enjoy the room for its comfort. Today I took that time, though, even if it may have been somewhat irresponsible of me. I've had no few meetings in the study - small ones, mind you. I always sit in the same chair, which doesn't necessarily make it mine, of course, but I certainly favor it. I've had the incredible fortune to convince some rather amazing people from the Compact to come meet in the study - from first introductions to fearful discussions, to ambitious talks with family and friends. I'm so grateful for those interactions, each and every one. People sometime say, 'If these walls could talk.' The study at the villa is certainly one of those rooms for me, if only to revisit with people who aren't able to come visit it again.

Written By Vincenzo

Jan. 14, 2023, 5:06 p.m.(3/23/1019 AR)

I had retired to my quarters for the evening, going so far as to remove the adornments from my hair and person. A proper bath, I thought, and then some light reading.

With my hair down like a wild man, I spilled a bottle of blue and violet dyes. When they had settled, the water was a mixture, but the bubbles that arose from the mess were a color I will never forget. And then they popped.

Written By Valencia

Jan. 14, 2023, 4:28 p.m.(3/23/1019 AR)

The simple promise of a returning spring can often be the seed of hope we need to weather even the harshest of winters. I look forward to seeing the world blossom anew.

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