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Written By Acacia

June 2, 2016, 4:20 p.m.(8/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Gibson

Witty. Charming. He's everything the rumors had stated and more. Much more. Close relations? Tch. I wouldn't go that far. But he's the type that keeps you delightfully on your toes, as much as to provoke interest, as to keep one alert.

Written By Alarie

June 1, 2016, 9:32 p.m.(8/23/1003 AR)

Hello, my name is Alarie Harall. I am beginning my journal to show the misadventures of my life. I likely should have started this journal long ago, but it is never too late to begin. So, here I am. What am I? I am a tailor! I am quite adept at what I do. Sewing was a gift my mother gave me when she was still alive. I truly enjoy it. I have the goals to become the best tailor in the city. However, that takes money. Money that I do not have. Materials are costly and buying the patterns just as costly. It is my goal to find some sort of patron in the upper ranks of nobility to hire me as a tailor. Once that noble is seen around the city in the finest of wares, others will come flocking to me. The money troubles of my family will be solved.

Written By Brianna

June 1, 2016, 8:10 p.m.(8/23/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Victus

If all Thraxian men are like this one, it's a wonder they have any sort of lands at all. He's a bit infuriating.

Written By Calista

June 1, 2016, 12:43 p.m.(8/22/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Kieran

Prince Kieran Redrain is a man of many words; Many flirtatious words that lead to more suggestive actions. He claims to have a laundry list of women who keep his bed warm but I somehow think he's all talk and no action. Besides his desire to build a reputation on being an incorrigible rake, Kieran Redrain is actually rather nice. A trouble maker for sure, but then again it takes one to know one.

Written By Brianna

May 30, 2016, 10:26 p.m.(8/17/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Kieran

Prince Kieran. Young, brash, amusing - everything you'd want to see in the men from home. I find him entertaining, even if he seems more inclined to get himself killed early in glorious stupidity than he should be. And I suppose I can appreciate that he found out the zebra wasn't painting.

Written By Valencia

May 30, 2016, 5:07 p.m.(8/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Kieran

While Kieran's antics would drive me up a wall from a Southern courtier, they're endearing coming from him, and relatively harmless. It sometimes feels as if he wears his Northern attributes like a suit of armor, but I think there's a sophisticate full of potential under there, somewhere. I should look into potential matches for him, nothing shapes up a man like a good woman nagging him incessantly.

Written By Valencia

May 30, 2016, 4:57 p.m.(8/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Viviana

"Eccentric" doesn't quite cover the bases with regard to Viviana. On the one hand, swaggering around in breeches and boots while other ladies truss themselves up in gowns and silk slippers certainly makes her stand out. But on the other hand, it seems to fit her so well that after the initial double-take, it doesn't seem strange at all. Her teasing personality and self-described 'debonair' antics make spending time with her worth my while whenever we have the chance.

Written By Valencia

May 30, 2016, 4:51 p.m.(8/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Brianna

It's easy to love how laid-back Brianna is, every conversation is an exercise in probing for the boundaries of her copious amounts of patience. It can be hard to find much in the way of intrigue in the North, perhaps being in Arx will provide more opportunities for me to find out just what makes this flame-haired wildling tick.

Written By Niccolo

May 30, 2016, 1:19 p.m.(8/16/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Isolde

Isolde. My Isolde, I wish I understood her better. We all must find our own paths in life, I did and mine led to Carlotta and the Velenosa, Isolde's... it's a little different. But, it is her path and if anything I respect the fact she was brave enough to choose it. She is my daughter, and I love her as such but there are times I wonder if her choices would have been different, if only I... if Carlotta and I had paid more attention to her. But, such musings are pointless. She is who she is, regardless of what others might think of the decisions she has made.

Written By Brianna

May 29, 2016, 7:51 p.m.(8/14/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Valencia

She comes from the south, but she's one of us all the same, even with her customs and lavishness. I enjoy that; she proves you can balance both worlds, the court and home in the cold, and she's easy enough to talk to even if she chides.

Written By Niccolo

May 29, 2016, 6:07 p.m.(8/13/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Esera

I'm proud of Esera, how can I not be? In the short time she's had to rule she's already made difficult decisions, tough decisions. In that, she's so much like her mother. When I pushed most of the rest of the world away? I allowed her in. Still, I worry that as young as she is, there is much for her to learn, so it is up to me to help her, advise her, as I also let her discover who she is. My Carlotta is gone, but she lives still in both Esera and her sister Isolde. She is my blood, and I intend to see her become the great ruler I know her to be.

Written By Margot

May 28, 2016, 6:27 p.m.(8/10/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Isolde

The Princess, who insists she's called by her name in private, would like me to assist her in a project to support the arts in the city. While I've thought of introducing her to Denica I can't help but wish to keep one potential friend to myself. Besides while I trust my ability to resist Princess Isolde's insistance on thrusting Velanosian dresses at me, I do not believe Denica would fair so well and think of the horrible scandal if she decided to adopt such a promiscious fashion!

Written By Margot

May 28, 2016, 6:14 p.m.(8/10/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Valerius

After all of these years I have concluded one of two things (or possibly both) to be true: Valerius was abducted as a child and replaced by some random bastard child of his Redrain father OR Valerius was dropped off the side of a boat as a child and suffered an extended period of time with out breathing. Either way there is SOMETHING wrong with him - and given Leona and Jaenelle perhapas even the whole branch of the family.

Written By Margot

May 28, 2016, 6:07 p.m.(8/10/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Donrai

I have insight into the way the minds of most function but I have never been able to penetrate that of His Grace, or understand entirely what he thinks of me. What am I? Hostage? Daughter? Thrall? Pawn? Pet? Allie? Competition? Companion? Nothing? Like the waves which never quite mark the beach the same way eith each passing day, so too is being in the shadow of the Prince. I have learned to weather this as the years have passed, along with the reminders of how precarious my position is, and most recently his delightful game of taunting Donella with the prospect of potentially marrying me and cutting herself and Dagon out of the inheritance by making new heirs. Admittedly, while I should loothe my time in His company I find it refreshing. We play a very long game of chess he and I - I just hope it should always remain a friendly one.

Written By Margot

May 28, 2016, 5:59 p.m.(8/10/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Donella

Sometimes I wonder if My Prince delights in dangling me before Donella as a test to her, or out of fear of us ever having become allied. Or perhaps it is a shared joke between them that I shall not ever be privy to - likely all of the above. Regardless, despite the sameness of our goals, and shared loyalty to His Grace, we have been cast into our roles. I admit, her refusal to be what she was born to be is irritating to say the least - she is a woman and I wish she would see the strength in our position and potential rather than trying to steal up the tools of the princes in her grasping for further power and control - it's beneath her, beneath us. She can be the Voice and still maintain the respectibility and modesty she was born to.

Still, when I look to the alternatives I understand her need to perhaps over compensate. Victus and Val... and even Dagon for all I adore him, none of them seem to have been forged for what lays ahead.

We shall though, I have no doubt, continue to work our parallel paths and hopeful despite His Grace's games, never be forced to cross eachther.

Written By Margot

May 28, 2016, 5:44 p.m.(8/10/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Denica

When she was younger, having failed to bond with Donella, Margot desperately wanted to be close to Denica and make a sister of her, and to share their grief at having both lost their families at such a young age. Denica though withdrew from everything and especially the daughter of the man who killed her parents, shunning Margot entirely. While years have passed and what once was a sore spot for Margot has long callused over like so many others she remains at a distance now from the youngest of Donrai's grandchildren. On occation she feels her hand twitch, wanting to tuck in Denica's hair, or quietly put a hand on her to soothe her restlessness she supresses these vestigial instincts and tries to keep out of the young Princess' way, maintaining instead a respectful distance from the young woman unless she's approached by her.

Written By Margot

May 28, 2016, 5:35 p.m.(8/10/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Victus

Victus killed Margot's father and in the moment he did so he irrevokably changed the trajectory of both of their lives. For it he was plucked from the common masses and made Lord Victus, acknowledged officially as a nefew of Prince Donrai, and in the same moment she was stripped of her family, her lands, and her potential influence as a Duke's daughter. Still, what Margot has against Victus is not that he killed her father, no, he was a soldier and he did his job, for all his success at it she can't hold that against him. No, what grates on her is that Victus is so utterly ungrateful for his position within the Thrax family and so utterly unwilling to behave as if he's even remotely deserving of such. It's a disgrace to Thrax, Tyde and all the isles. On on hand he acts as if he's strong and ruthless but he takes no hand in his own fate beyond his complaints about the conditions and expectations that come with his station. Briefly Margot entertained the prospect that both as outsiders in the family there was a potential for an alliance between them she realizes now that there is nothing to be gained from Victus. All she can hope for now is to curtail the damage he may do to the faily with his churlish nonsense.

Written By Margot

May 28, 2016, 5:16 p.m.(8/10/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Dagon

When Margot was very young she always assumed she, the daughter of the greatest Duke in the Isles would wed Dagon, the handsome young grandson of the terrifying Prince Donrai. She thought she would lead by his side and be a princess and while he went off and conquered pirates and won wars she would stay home and raise their children and run Maelstrom. It was a lovely little fairytale that very well might have come true had her father not decided he wanted Maelstrom for himself. After her whole family was murdered and she did end up living in the Thrax stronghold, Dagon, idealistic as he is, was one of the few safe harbors for her, and thankfully as a child himself did not have any Tyde blood on his hands. Over the years rather than thinking of a future together romantically Margot's come to think of Dagon as a replacement for her lost brothers. She's protective of him in a way and on one hand wishes he could allow him to have his idealist ways as long as possible but knows also that his safety and well being depends on him shedding them sooner than later.

Written By Calista

May 28, 2016, noon(8/10/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Alaric

King Alaric Grayson IV is tall, handsome, and charming. Worst of all, he knows it. His reputation preceded him but that didn't necessarily stop me from wanting to know the man a little more. When he personally invited me for a tour of the Palace, I was a fresh faced maiden, recently arrived from Tor. The messengers came in a flurry and naturally I was impressed by his persistence. At first, he was everything I had heard about, including a bit daft, which saddened me because really, he's so cute, yet so dumb. The man is quite animated and passionate about his possessions. He walked me through the palace rooms, explaining to me the purpose of the room and other small facts about the decor and the history behind some of the portraits and works of art. Surprisingly, His Majesty was a consummate gentleman. He made me feel welcomed and at ease. He listened to me when he inquired about my travels and my family. And when the tables turned, he was more than willing to share things about his life with me. For what it's worth, I am truly hopeful he will overcome the tragedy that has befallen him.

Written By Calista

May 28, 2016, 11:24 a.m.(8/10/1003 AR)

%xnToday's date: 8/4/1003 AR. Current time: 14:42

It has been a few weeks now since my arrival to the city of Arx from the only home Ive ever known on Tor. I followed my brother, Duke Leo Fidante. In truth, I didnt have much of a choice. Now, the city of Arx is certainly not disappointing. There are shops and salons where nobility can gather to socialize as well as a theater, houses of worship and justice, beautiful parks sprawling with exquisite landscaping and floral artistry.

The people of Arx are also interesting. There is such a mixture of culture and customs that it is refreshing for someone like me to be a part of. While my brother wants to hold onto more rigid formality, Im young and want to take advantage of this time before he decides to marry me off. For now all I can say is Let the Games Begin!%xn

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