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Written By Serafine

Nov. 26, 2016, 2:45 a.m.(3/20/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Iovita

So very bright and thoughtful and sweet. I could eat her brains like honey-ed jam.

Written By Cara

Nov. 26, 2016, 2:09 a.m.(3/20/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Orazio

I rather enjoy making him laugh. Perhaps it's foolish to socialize with someone in his position, but it is nice to not feel bad about discussing the weighty things on my mind.

His kitten is ferociously adorable.

Written By Sebell

Nov. 26, 2016, 1:36 a.m.(3/20/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Orazio

About as tightly wound as the stitching on his robes. We all know the type. I still have faith that he can be reformed.

Written By Iovita

Nov. 25, 2016, 10:25 p.m.(3/19/1005 AR)

it's likely just a flight of fancy, but it feels like there is something special about the re-opening of igniseri house.

often, a place you visited as a child seems diminished, smaller, once you've encountered it as an adult. i find that isn't the case, here. if anything, the house seems grander, or at least entirely undiminished. i don't know if it's because now i can appreciate everything that has gone into making it what it is, everything that it stands for, or because now i have more than a small and haphazard hand in the planting undertaken in the atrium. (the lawn, as well, but that is mostly grass and needs little actual direction or guidance.) these first few weeks are going to be taken up almost entirely with pruning and inventorying; i have already begun to chart out which plots need a light hand, which a firm one, and which ones just need to be entirely dug-up and re-planted. all of the trees are doing well; the honeysuckle and jasmine the same, although they're also on the list for some heavy trimming back. otherwise, they might overtake the stairs, rather than simply frame them.

at least several of the things that need the most pruning are the prettiest, and most aromatic. i will send bouquets or crowns (depending on whether there is a lot usable or a little) to sylvie and dafne ... perhaps cara? and maybe serafine.

which reminds me -- i have invitations to (requests to have?) tea with serafine and natalia alike. it is the second such from the latter princess, so i really SHOULD do something about that. i need to begin to build my own social capital, to make --. well, no, friends is probably a little hasty. friendly acquaintances? connections, definitely. with people outside my family, and people i already know. i do not know natalia. what i know of her, though, is this: she is considered very pretty, very fashionable, very --

actually, come to think of it, that is all i know. but she has been here longer than i, so no doubt she knows more people and more of the general goings-on, on a level removed from my brothers' interests. she probably would not appreciate shed-dirt or lingering leaves, though. i will have to take extra pains.

i think my first task, upon ceasing this writing, is thinning and training the flowering vines. then, return both invitations -- schedule natalia's first, then serafine's, and answer both with gifts of out-of-season floral cheer.

Written By Sebell

Nov. 25, 2016, 8:32 p.m.(3/19/1005 AR)

If all the people of Arx are like those that I’ve met thus far -- stealing away in churches to imbibe or affixing fictional smut to the inside bindings of their religious texts -- well then, I’m going to get along just fine here.

Written By Ida

Nov. 25, 2016, 7:56 p.m.(3/19/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Margot

Lady Margot Tyde is someone who I think I have barely crossed paths with, though who has purchased a few things from the shop as well as via commission. She is ever patient on the rare occasion I get behind, which is greatly appreciated. While I recently wrote of a lack of inspiration, a commission of hers actually did inspire me to make a set of hairpins, which she seemed pleased with. It is those moments in which I most love crafting, I think. And despite not really knowing the Lady Tyde, I believe I already like and respect her.

Written By Ida

Nov. 25, 2016, 7:51 p.m.(3/19/1005 AR)

I really need to restock the shop, though I have found myself a bit lacking in inspiration lately. The pull of things to come, perhaps, or things that have already occurred - I'm not sure which.

Written By Orazio

Nov. 25, 2016, 7:33 p.m.(3/19/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Sebell

I've cast Mangata's blessings before, when I was in Southport. Sailors aren't picky about who appeases the goddess so that they can travel the waves in safety. I haven't, however, spent much time with her sworn clergy. I like this one - rather irreverent, but one can hardly fault that in a seapriest. Perhaps I shall ask him if there are any whiskeys he can recommend as being prized in Mangata's eyes.

Written By Orazio

Nov. 25, 2016, 7:31 p.m.(3/19/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Leola

I knew her father, although I had no real association with the daughter. Seeing her skill, it's clear she's inherited the talent for working with beasts of all types. I wonder if she could be engaged to tame the Terror? Although, that might be more than even one of her skill can handle.

Written By Orazio

Nov. 25, 2016, 7:30 p.m.(3/19/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Lark

Continuing a trend for the Grayson ladies, the Princess Lark is a mystery. At least, in this case, the mystery seems a benevolent one. That is one pair of gloves that is never going to come clean, however.

Written By Sabella

Nov. 25, 2016, 6:42 p.m.(3/19/1005 AR)

It happened! My nightingale song is over before it had really begun. Once again I played all this music in my ears, and now their notes are so faint and sad... I tried.... It's over. Mayhap I can turn this tragedy into something worthy of praising Jayus.

Written By Sina

Nov. 25, 2016, 4:27 p.m.(3/18/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Sebell

A priest of Mangata. I know not his name, but I found him at the grotto when I went to visit. Not to worship; I don't, not when others can simply wander in if they fancy. Still, he was there, a blemish on the landscape in his fine white robes with their gold and blue trimming.

I think I like him. He's refreshing, for a once-Thrall.

Written By Alis

Nov. 25, 2016, 3:28 p.m.(3/18/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Sophie

I must spend more time with my cousin. Aside from the fact that we get along quite well, she quite sincerely brings out my more playful side.

...

Well, I merely assume that's a good thing. I could be wrong.

Written By Belladonna

Nov. 25, 2016, 2:25 p.m.(3/18/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Juliet

It is not very often at all that someone manages to catch me off guard. I admit that I was not at my best when we met; it has certainly been a trying few weeks. Still, she seems reasonably entertaining, and I do not object to her company. Once we had both calmed ourselves, I certainly enjoyed her conversation. I suspect that if she were not Duke Fidante's cousin, I would've found her offer much more tempting.

Written By Isolde

Nov. 25, 2016, 2:03 p.m.(3/18/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Juliet

Women of the Lyceum all fall upon a spectrum, especially those without the responsibility of leadership. We tend to be... freer with our indulgences, and our desire to experience life in the fullest.

I am never not in wonder when I find myself on a more -conservative- end of such a measure. Well, conservative for Lycene women. I'm certain 'hedonist' would be the politest descriptor outside the Hundred Cities. But gracious, do I admire the variety of flavors within the cities, and now here in Arx.

Lady Juliet is a fascinating creature. I'll be interested to watch where her path leads.

Written By Isolde

Nov. 25, 2016, 1:47 p.m.(3/18/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Leola

An intriguing little woman of the Saik barony. It seems almost cruel she's thrown into Arx, but that may be my protective streak coming out. I may steal her for Eos, as the second half of his... -magnificent- gift to me. Or I may be merciful. She's sweet, and so out of her depth in an urban setting. I worry for her, but knowing the Saiks, and the Malvici's, she'll be all right, not to mention the Velenosa. I can't help but want to put her in my pocket, though.

Written By Freja

Nov. 25, 2016, 1:02 p.m.(3/18/1005 AR)

I had thought that once I came South from Farhaven that it would be quiet for me. There would be none to pay heed to the scout of the snows, who prefers leathers and furs to silk.

I don't know whether to be happy or annoyed that I was wrong.

Written By Anze

Nov. 25, 2016, 11:29 a.m.(3/18/1005 AR)

This is tha most confusing f'an week I think I've had in a long time.

Tha city is doin weird things tah my life.

I'm not sure if I should quit drinking or start drinking twice as much.

Written By Natalia

Nov. 25, 2016, 10:08 a.m.(3/18/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

I wish there was more I could do or say to convey just how much it means to me. I am good at using words, but sometimes even I am rendered speechless.

Thank you for being you.

Written By Natalia

Nov. 25, 2016, 10:07 a.m.(3/18/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Leola

The animal handler is a bit shy perhaps, but she comes out of her shell. I am happy that she seems happy to see me. Funny what being nice does, yes? I am happy to recommend her to any and all that have questions about beasts. I am glad that she is in the city.

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