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Written By Scylla

Aug. 1, 2022, 1:15 p.m.(2/15/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Haakon

Dagon on a tall cross. What a good way to ruin a beautiful sunrise.

Written By Haakon

Aug. 1, 2022, 2:53 a.m.(2/14/1018 AR)

Dagon is no Prince, no Thrax, and the nearest he'll come to being Highlord of the Mourning Sea is when we give him an especially tall cross on the shore before sunrise, so in the Morning all can See how High the Lord managed to climb in the end.

Fuck Dagon.

Written By Raven

July 31, 2022, 10:09 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

I'm guilty of many sins and been known to say and do many unseemly things but never thought elation over a sage offering insight I'd been struggling to find would be the thing that finally sees me rebuked. These are strange times we live in. Still worth it as the people seeking the guidance did finally find guidance more worthy than what I had to offer.

Written By Vittorio

July 31, 2022, 10:06 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

Although the journey here was harrowed by the sheer audacity of the snow to mar my way, eventually I have arrived and returned to Arx. Despite winter's best efforts, I have received a warm welcome and have already turned my eyes towards what I can hope to accomplish here. It is good to be back among friends.

Written By Giorgio

July 31, 2022, 10:03 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

I've never considered myself much of a fighter, let alone a soldier. And yet I found myself aboard a ship in the Mourning Isles alongside my brother, Caspian, and Lord Titus Vaevici. All of us made it through to tell the tale, to sleep safe once again in our own beds. And yet... I still hear the yells and screams of rage, the song of steel on steel or worse, steel on flesh. I see a trident pinning a friend to the mast of our ship.

Every night I relive flashes of that battle in my dreams and cannot help but wonder each morning with the sun rise if this is the sort of vision that haunts every soldier fighting for causes they view as just, no matter which side of the battle they are on...

Written By Luis

July 31, 2022, 8:22 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Raven

An interesting fighter, in a good way. I look forward to seeing how she continues to apply herself all across the compact. Likely another rising star in the making.

Written By Luis

July 31, 2022, 8:21 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

A mighty naval battle and it was with some trepidation that I awaited news of the results. There is much to be done now, with the turning of coats and the like. I am grateful that my family has returned home safely. Now to help aid those whom have not.

Written By Fortunato

July 31, 2022, 8:18 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

Still thinking around Limerance. I who largely avoid vows, not truly out of a lack of loyalty, but out of terribly broad loyalties. I fear I will have to percolate a couple more days.

Written By Khanne

July 31, 2022, 7:58 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

I have always believed in my cousin's abilities. There are many areas in which his talents excel. Some may have thought it crazy that Halfshav would send our rather small navy out to a sea battle. Mirk himself commented to me when I let him know he would be in command, "dammit Khanne, I'm a shaman, not an Admiral!" But I had faith... and he surpassed even what I expected of him.

I know the battle is not yet won, but I am just as confident that the Compact will prevail. I believe in the collective of us as much as I believe in my cousin. The more we work together for the greater good, the more we will succeed. Now it's time to regroup, mend what needs mended, mourn what needs mourned, build up what needs strengthened, and prepare for the next.

We Stand.

Written By Thea

July 31, 2022, 5:44 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

I feel like I need to hire a scribe or someone to organize my notes. My office? I'm a really neat person, but as of late I've been feeling scattered.

Written By Rosalind

July 31, 2022, 5:40 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

It only takes a moment. Just one. And those are the best. To make you realize what was possibly the best or worse decision you could make.

Written By Tyrus

July 31, 2022, 5:40 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

I have returned to find the Mourning Isles amidst another civil war. I know not the reasons why, though I need not know them to know what I must do.

Tears in our wake, never at our wake.

Written By Rosalind

July 31, 2022, 5:37 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

Meeting done. Now to figure out the best course of action.

Written By Rosalind

July 31, 2022, 5:36 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

The safer I can do everything, the better. But I've learned it's not always a guarantee..

Written By Ida

July 31, 2022, 5:31 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

I meant to do something new in the shop, but the ideas simply would not come. Weightier thoughts, maybe, interfering with my creative ones. Worry, I guess it is? Sometimes putting good metal into fighting hands just isn't enough.

Written By Gwenna

July 31, 2022, 5:25 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

I think the meeting went well. There were some unexpected occurrences and information, but those will only help us with the task at hand, I believe. I am so grateful that people took the time to attend, both from the Northlands and from outside of them. What I love about the Northlands is that each House is fiercely independent and unique. With such comes a variety of experiences, knowledge, and perspectives that when put together, tends to form a stronger picture. I feel so fortunate to count so many of my fellow leaders in the North my friends as well. I am also glad for our allies in the Templars and that the Carnifex so often takes the time to join us in our planning discussions. While we may all debate the best way to go about something, or the most intelligent way, one thing I think we all agree on: protecing the people we are responsible for.

Thanks to this meeting and the generous input from everyone who attended - and I do mean everyone - I think we have the beginnings of an outline. I will have to review my notes and send out further inquiries, but it is more than I had this morning when I got out of bed. For that, once again, I am immeasurably grateful.

I should note, too, that meetings like this make me miss Marian's presence in the city a great deal. I know she needs to be in Farhaven, of course, and is busy enough with matters there. I am always reminded of being new to Arx and seeing her command the great hall for these sorts of thing, I suppose.

Written By Giada

July 31, 2022, 2:59 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

There aren't enough words in the Arvani language to describe certain people.

Written By Lucita

July 31, 2022, 12:38 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

I must remember to vary my instrument playing and practices more often. I've been neglecting the harp because it reminds me so much of Talwyn. I miss my husband while he is away from the tower.

Written By Lucita

July 31, 2022, 12:34 p.m.(2/13/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Medeia

Captured!!! Oh, how cruel, to separate a newborn and his mother! My prayers are for my sister-in-law's safety and quick return to family.

Written By Haakon

July 31, 2022, 11:11 a.m.(2/12/1018 AR)

Ransom, rescue, or revenge: time will tell which is needed.

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