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Written By Gareth

Aug. 14, 2016, 11 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

The sad fact of the matter is that House Grayson and House Velenosa have historically not enjoyed the best of relations. I must admit that I do not exactly know why this is the case.. Diplomatically and socially.. House Grayson has about as much in common with the Velenosans as we do with the Valadrins.. with one foot in each yard so to speak.. If it were not for the House Thrax's navy, I am certain House Velenosa would easily be one of the most reliable allies House Grayson could call upon in the compact. Though I worry that cuddling up too closley might upset the righteous sensibilties of House Valadrin..

And don't even get me started on House Redrain.. I truly cannot understand them, and not from a lack of trying... Were I stronger and wiser.. Perhaps I may be enlightened yet.

Written By Fergus

Aug. 14, 2016, 10:50 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

I had Ida make up a pair of steel dancing shoes after Princess Isolde asked for me to dance with her when we meet the next time we do. I warned her I would likely step on her toes, so I figured it would be a neat little idea for a gift to her. Whether she actually liked them, or was just being kind, I do not know, but I liked the idea regardless, and Ida seemed to enjoy making them.

Written By Fergus

Aug. 14, 2016, 10:21 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Jaenelle

The more I talk with this woman, she has an inner strength that certainly surprises me. After Rohkir and her relationship exploded, she more or less went into hiding for a while, since she has wanted to meet up with me for the simple talks that apparently I can offer. Simple, or flirting, I do not know what it is that she likes, but I offer her both with each meeting. I consider her a good friend and look forward to more meetings with Jaenelle.

Written By Fergus

Aug. 14, 2016, 10:16 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

It seems as if everyone I meet in this city has a house Whiskey or wine or some other sort of brew. Nadia, it appears has one as well, it really should not be a surprise. So she asked me to come and have a try of her whiskeys, one was quite strong, the other was a bit softer to drink. It just so happened we drank both bottles and since, I have been suffering for the past three days. Because of this suffering, I believe I will need to buy a crate of both types of the whiskey.

Written By Fergus

Aug. 14, 2016, 10:14 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Jaenelle, the devious woman. She likes to make up meetings with me, I am certain, just so she can try and press my ability to hold back a smile. Surely she does not actually enjoy my time, just wants to test my willpower.

Written By Hammar

Aug. 14, 2016, 10:10 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Donella

Hammar tell Thrax Lady story about Hammar punch man for Honey cake because Hammar hungry and wanted Honey cake man had, Thrax Lady give Hammar 300 silver because story! Hammar was so happy.

Written By Hammar

Aug. 14, 2016, 10:09 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Hammar had picture drawn of Hammar whacking people and gave it to Larissa, Larissa pretty and try help Hammar be champion!

Written By Ida

Aug. 14, 2016, 10:07 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

I am so close - SO CLOSE - to mastering the forging of high quality steel. I can almost taste it. I feel like I probably could have worked harder and achieved this goal sooner, but life happens and much as I want to be there, maybe I worry a bit too. Will I be able to make the same qualities with better metal that I do with standard? This is a new worry, one that I don't think I ever had while living just outside of Sanctum. I don't believe I ever concerned myself much if I might disappoint someone or ones. It's not that I didn't care, but it just never really seemed all that likely. Maybe that sounds ridiculous or maybe I'm thinking overly much on it all. With fighting, win or lose, it ends when the fight ends, y'know? A blade, though, carries on once someone puts it on their belt. What if that blade fails somehow? With what seems to lurk on the horizon, perhaps this is just the first time it really is something I feel I should worry about. Oaths, probably just overthinking.

Written By Esera

Aug. 14, 2016, 9:51 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Calista

She is so young, and so beautiful. In her eyes you will see all the temptation of the Lycem -- and all the danger of it. My sister is fond of her. I'm fond of her, too. She's a scandal, but who can resist her?

Written By Torian

Aug. 14, 2016, 9:40 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Acacia

Especially if she bought it. It's my damn desk. I don't care about the specifics. Tithes or something. If she ever reads this I'm getting pelted with that whiskey flask, though. Better hide it in said desk.

Written By Torian

Aug. 14, 2016, 9:37 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Acacia

I'm glad to have the girl back in town. A real Culler interested in taking part in the family is never something I'll say no to. She was born with the name. I just took it on. Maybe eventually, she'll be in charge. Maybe. But for now, she needs to keep her boots off my desk. Even if she bought it.

Written By Esera

Aug. 14, 2016, 9:36 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Caprice

I have known Caprice since we were both girls. She always had a better eye for beauty than I did -- inspired by Jayus. Chosen by him, too. All my loveliest gowns are of Caprice's making, but she means so much more to me than lovely gowns. She is one of my oldest friends -- she is family.

Written By Torian

Aug. 14, 2016, 9:27 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

It's an oddity, where my life has ended up. I've come to appreciate it, in a way. There's less blood now, at least. But that's not the best thing. The best thing probably that comes with where my life has ended up is the view. I can sit here, and look out over the harbor. And while others will say it smells bad, or looks disheveled, I just see home. My home. Mine. That's probably the biggest part. It's all my little family, and here I get to sit most nights, and look out over it. Watch the lanterns go out, and be left with the reflection of the moon off the waves. And in that time I'm left wondering how I got here. Selling my sword was more honest work, and that's ironic. But it was far less personal or worthwhile. The Boroughs are getting worse, though. And here I am finding time to write. Maybe I need to put my hands to better uses than a quill like the silks do. Too many maybes.

Written By Edain

Aug. 14, 2016, 8:44 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Gareth

Gareth is a very intense man. He has the hard job of being both a prince of the Grayson family and a prominent member of the Inquisition. One of our first meetings was not entirely cordial, but we worked through it. I told him that I and my vassals shall support the efforts of the inquisition.

Written By Jaenelle

Aug. 14, 2016, 8:02 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Niccolo

Duke Niccolo has been nothing but accommodating since I joined House Velenosa. His refined and silent confident nature is quite reassuring and comforting. He is certainly someone that I will seek advice from in the future. While he is nothing like my father, it is nice to have a man of experience to lean on.

Written By Alistair

Aug. 14, 2016, 7:53 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Calista

I met this Rose of Tor while on assignment procuring the weekly tithe from one of the shop owners near the city center. A rather intriguing woman, she was not quick to flee from me as others are. A little bold in her words as well. I can see why she is considered a walking scandal. Hopefully I do not get caught up in her scandals. Or it might be fun to...

Written By Alistair

Aug. 14, 2016, 7:51 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Isolde

I encountered the Mirrormask, Princess Isolde Velenosa. We had a rather quaint discussion on religious theology and dogma. We disagreed on a few things. Agreed on others. Interesting but more dangerous then others know. Hopefully they never find out.

Written By Alistair

Aug. 14, 2016, 7:49 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Calista

The Rose of Tor. Might have some Thorns. Will need to find out.

Written By Kima

Aug. 14, 2016, 7:48 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Victus and I went hunting today. We left in the early morning and only just managed to back it back by nightfall. My skill with the bow is by no means noteworthy, and it is true that I didn't score the best shot - but I didn't exactly miss, either! What's more, I find the deep woods most...intimidating. They are most unlike the gently rolling plains of the Lyceum. Beautiful, yes, but when you can no longer determine what direction home is, something is wrong. I must rectify this at some point.

Now, what I am about to tell you is entirely true, and it must be so because it is a sin to lie in ones journal: the reason we returned to the city empty handed is because the deer was found by a pack of wolves first. Stepping into a clearing, Victus and I were confronted by this fact to the sound of snarls and bloody muzzles. As Sentinel as my witness, I cannot tell you how I stopped the lead wolf from leaping at the throat of Victus. Aside from Death and cats, I've never really displayed much of a talent when it comes to animals. And yet...the wolf and I? We shared something. Rather than attack it simply...went back to eating.

As I sit here now, there's more than one reason tonight why I count myself blessed.

Written By Deva

Aug. 14, 2016, 7:34 p.m.(4/19/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Ophelia

Princess Ophelia is an excellent archer. She skewered a bird mid-flight during that competition! Way better than actually hitting the target, in my opinion. One day that hunt will actually happen so we can all see more of that action. I'd like to think we'll get along really well, I just wish she'd stop asking me questions about her brother. He's fine!

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