Written By Zakhar
April 8, 2021, 11:33 p.m.(4/6/1015 AR)
Relationship Note on Clarisse
Yes. I had my cane! There's witnesses even!
The cats were smiling to the madness and that Lady with the other one, they seemed a little off didn't they? Or was I completely distracted?
Scholar! Hello. Were did ya come from?
Reports. Sorry for waking the lowers, though happy to report it was found the beaches under the bridge. Pain to get to, was still in one piece. Which means we're getting better with the metals. Going to look at some jewelry, some of those metals take a hammering good. Might be what's needed.
Written By Bahiya
April 8, 2021, 7:35 p.m.(4/5/1015 AR)
Freedom, of course, but also time, space for growth and peace and purpose.
My heart is full. I am at peace and content in a way I have never been. What a blessing, this journey.
Written By Cambria
April 8, 2021, 5:16 p.m.(4/5/1015 AR)
Of course, what is best and for whom is an entirely different matter.
Written By Amari
April 8, 2021, 11:56 a.m.(4/5/1015 AR)
Such concerns fade quite naturally to nothing the deeper one goes into the wood. Do the ancient trees care for the hurt feelings of a lady passing beneath their boughs? The chipmunk for laws they've broken or the songbird for the latest fashions? Do the deer conspire among themselves in hushed tones, trading secrets they deny their lessers? Do the speckled trout in the stream plot dark machinations? Of course not. That's only for human minds to twist themselves into tight knots over.
I feel the time has arrived to shed the ill fitting skin that was necessary these last few years, but is no longer. I was never an obedient hound of perfect pedigree, but a stray who wandered in from the cold and forgot herself for a while, curled up by the warm hearth. If I snarl and bark when I shouldn't, it's only because I've finally woke from my long slumber and am remembering what I was, and was meant to be, and just how hungry I am.
Written By Katarina
April 8, 2021, 7:25 a.m.(4/4/1015 AR)
There is much to be done, and I am glad to return to work without risk of being lost in snowdrifts twice my height.
Written By Lyra
April 8, 2021, 4:56 a.m.(4/4/1015 AR)
Written By Denica
April 8, 2021, 2:09 a.m.(4/4/1015 AR)
underneath my feet.
It throws me.
The howling doesn't stop.
I howl back at it.
The city welcomes me.
I remember you,
Those roots run through,
all your spaces.
Water doesn't stop,
it only diverts.
Here I am. Next Chapter.
Written By Piccola
April 7, 2021, 8:24 p.m.(4/3/1015 AR)
Honor is in a higher place than righteousness. This is very difficult to discover, but it is the highest wisdom. When seen from this standpoint, things like righteousness are rather shallow. If one does not understand this on their own, it cannot be known.
There is a method of finding honor, however, even if one cannot discover it by himself. This is found in consultation with others. Even a person who has not attained honor sees others from the side. Thought by thought we see our own mistakes.
Thus one can only be honorable in the shadow of others.
Written By Zakhar
April 7, 2021, 5 p.m.(4/3/1015 AR)
In my interest to see what would happen I tried to tie three of the pots together. It was the most beautiful thing, up until I lost sight of them. From the sound that they make coming back down I can figure that at least one if not two came down somewhere near the Thrax and Valardin wards. It was not my intention to put a hole in someone's roof, and will be by shortly to look for them. I don't know where the third one landed.
If you spot a funny looking black pot that is still hissing please let me know.
Written By Santi
April 7, 2021, 11:26 a.m.(4/3/1015 AR)
The last few days people keep smiling at me and waving.
At first I thought maybe it was to someone behind me..
But even when alone it's happening.. What the hell happened
when out scouting bars for Thea's crawl today? Did I save someone!?
Did I tell someone to get fucked others wouldn't?
Why..the waves and smiles.. There must be something to it..
Or they are all plotting my murder and don't want me to catch on.
Written By Piccola
April 6, 2021, 5:34 p.m.(4/1/1015 AR)
The lively and libidinous spring beckons to bring opportunity to the cunning.
I survive and persist.
Written By Razija
April 6, 2021, 2:38 p.m.(4/1/1015 AR)
Relationship Note on Zakhar
Actually I expect Zakhar to be able to run me into the ground rather than lag behind. He's old, not dead.
Written By Azova
April 6, 2021, 12:19 p.m.(4/1/1015 AR)
For all of the well wishes, and congratulations - they are very appreciated. Each alliance strengthens the ties of the Compact and builds fortune for their respective Houses.
PLUS, there is still free cherry liquor and perfumes available if anyone feels like they were missing out on that opportunity. Fair Warning though, the liquor is addictive and barely tastes of alcohol. It is nothing but trouble! (And was definitely Reve's doing)
Written By Giada
April 6, 2021, 10:18 a.m.(3/28/1015 AR)
Written By Santi
April 6, 2021, 9:21 a.m.(3/28/1015 AR)
Relationship Note on Calypso
Written By Giada
April 6, 2021, 9:18 a.m.(3/28/1015 AR)
Written By Mabelle
April 6, 2021, 6:29 a.m.(3/28/1015 AR)
First I was able to educate myself properly on something that has evaded me for years! I managed to find some progress on a research I have been conducting for months! Then I was rushed in the middle of the night to deliver a baby!
So much happened this week! What do you mean its only Tuesday?
Written By Cirroch
April 6, 2021, 3:06 a.m.(3/28/1015 AR)
Relationship Note on Sapphira
Written By Medeia
April 6, 2021, 1:15 a.m.(3/28/1015 AR)
I thoroughly enjoyed preparing for and conducting the primer on healing herbs. I hope to make this a series, covering a broad range of herbs, flowers, and other plants that are medicinally useful. I spoke on dandy lions (in some regions, the flowers are called swine's snout), sunbride (perhaps known as Mary's gold to some), and sage. It has been requested that I cover nettles in an upcoming lesson, and I am happy to oblige. I am thinking I may host a tea blending workshop - after the twins are born.
I'm already cutting it close, I think, on some upcoming festivities. I'm reasonably confident I will make it through the wedding of Lady Thea and Lord Drake without concern. Marquessa Tyche and Prince Leonel, however? I suppose we will see. Which reminds me, I need to have the bottles of their wine included in the next shipment from Saikland. And the next feast in our hall is somewhere between those two weddings. We (well, someone who is in a condition suitable for dancing) will be teaching the steps to the traditional chain dance of the Eswynds, with music, and of course plenty of food and drink. I already have the plan for the next feast after ready to go! I've had a lot of time for planning.
Quickly, on the topic of planning, I am lucky to have the fantastic assistance of Lady Zoey, Lord Dycard, and Lady Quinley in pulling together a celebration of the Mourning Isles to be held in Crimson Square. I believe it is time for the harsh memory of the attack by traitors to be replaced with jubilant memories of our people coming together and sharing the things that make us all unique and interesting. There will be games and prizes, song and dance and stories, food and drink, displays of art, and more to highlight the houses of the Thrax fealty. I hope many from across the city attend and celebrate with us.
Princess Alarissa and Duke Hadrian both do me a kindness in their journals. Having had the opportunity to speak with both of them privately, separately, has been delightful and enriching. Knowing that the Thrax children are clamoring for the dolls simply means I shall have to commission more of them. But yes, both the princess and the duke provided me much to think about in our conversations. I am eager to follow up with them both (within the next decade, of course)!
Scholar, what is that look? Am I talking too much? Oh. Yes, I will absolutely have a doll commissioned of you. Are you writing this down? So I won't go back on my word. What would make you think I would?! Honestly, at the rate I keep getting you whenever I come to the Archive, you're liable to be my best friend in a week or two. This is getting long, though, isn't it? I suppose I'm done then.
Written By Svana
April 5, 2021, 8:40 p.m.(3/27/1015 AR)
It hurts less and less these days. When I'm having a dreary day, I go to her and she holds me, and there is rarely time that she doesn't smile when she sees me - and more importantly, she smiles when she sees all the children.
I'm sorry for him, but I have mourned long enough and I've got a few souls who I need to live for - and myself too.
As a note... I owe much to Lord Jyri Whitehawk, who helped me have some closure in the matter of Jules' death. Thank you, Lord Jyri. I am so sorry to hear of you being returned to the wheel, and I am sorry for your children, who we talked about. I am sorry too, Lady Elora. He was a kind man.
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