Oct. 1, 2023, 6:01 p.m.(8/21/1020 AR)
The more I see of the Prima, the more I admire her. Such a fierceness. I have no doubt she will achieve the ends she's set her sights on and anyone who's wise would do well to stand by her.
Oct. 1, 2023, 5:52 p.m.(8/21/1020 AR)
So many souls gone to the Queen of Endings and Mother of Beginnings. From the up close and personal, Scholar, to the distant face among a multitude. The Sentinel surely weeps at the sight. I know I did.
Oct. 1, 2023, 1:45 p.m.(8/20/1020 AR)
My patron recently reminded me that the end of summer is near. I think I've spoken of it before, how summer is my favorite time of the year. Some dislike the heat; but when you live were the wet always comes with a mosaic of stink, drying heat and freezing cold are kindnesses.
There's more to it, though. It's always been a down time in the workshop. If the shelves are full enough, there's no reason for me to light the forge or fire the kiln. But now that I've help enough that I don't need to keep to the till day and night, summer gives me more time for Harlequin work outside the Shrine. Sitting at bedsides for a chat. Helping where I can. I don't ever write much about that part of it here. It's someone else's life for the telling.
Sept. 30, 2023, 9:16 p.m.(8/19/1020 AR)
The return to the city of Arx is always one that is met with enthusiasm and excitement. However, this time has been different. There is a lot of buzz and news that does not rest easy on the soul. Now is a time to get our affairs in order. It will not be the easy and carefree return I was anticipating. Then again, who am I kidding? It has never been easy or carefree.
Sept. 30, 2023, 9:04 p.m.(8/19/1020 AR)
So today I proved I will absolutely walk knowingly into a potential trap against better judgement if the right people go. I think I might not be as smart as I assumed that I was. There's much to do in preparation but it's not my preparation to make which is maddening but no doubt as it should be to keep peace in the city.
Sept. 30, 2023, 9:46 a.m.(8/18/1020 AR)
I love having the opportunity to simply enjoy another person's company. Cool drinks on a picnic blanket in a peaceful garden make that so much easier. I know the heat saps the energy from my non-southern friends, but it cannot be denied that it provides the perfect excuse to rest. To take things a little slower. We can savor the warmth, the company, the sweet morsels of food - and gossip.
Do take the time to rest when you can.
Sept. 29, 2023, 11:28 a.m.(8/16/1020 AR)
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What can I say about Lord Kyler.
The man has been ever helpful on my task to bring an indoor garden to Magnotta Manor. I didn't know that there was so much to learn about plants. While I have experience, it is nothing compared to the vast knowledge that Lord Kyler has.
His gardens are exquisite. They take my breath away. Also, the passion he has for every decision and choice makes me excited to just be in his presence.
I cannot wait to see how my indoor garden will pan out.
Sept. 28, 2023, 10:27 p.m.(8/15/1020 AR)
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Sen'azala tells the most interesting stories.
Sept. 28, 2023, 1:48 p.m.(8/14/1020 AR)
I dreamt of my king of stone again. Eyes of of faceted sapphire. Hair formed from stygian. I cursed. I pleaded. I kicked. I screamed. I wept before his marble feet. He remained unmoved. I woke with blood on my tongue.
Sept. 28, 2023, 1:45 p.m.(8/14/1020 AR)
A lovely afternoon was spent in the company of Lady Medeia Saik, and I say now that the lemonade she served was the most delicious I've had the good fortune to enjoy. Was it the judicious use of honey to balance the sharpness of the fruit that elevated it to perfection, or the delicate touch of lemon balm that lingered on the tongue.
I shall have to press her for the recipe so I might send it to Clover before the summer fades.
Sept. 28, 2023, 2:57 a.m.(8/14/1020 AR)
Summer is almost spent, and in the meadow where I like to sit and write the dandelion suns have turned into moons.
How might dandelion wine taste? Summer on the tongue, perhaps? Caught and bottled, sealed away for opening on a freezing winter's night when the snow falls from leaden skies and when the sun has been unseen for weeks.
Sept. 24, 2023, 9:49 p.m.(8/7/1020 AR)
Almost done with my armor, I hope no one mistakes me for a knight
Sept. 24, 2023, 9:47 p.m.(8/7/1020 AR)
It seems surreal to get everything I want and get to keep my family.
Sept. 23, 2023, 3:25 p.m.(8/5/1020 AR)
A Summer Serenade was most excellent. I was moved to tears in a couple of the pieces. I really did enjoy the sets that Master Sira had put together. Oh and the musicians. The musicians, excellent in their craft. But really this concert would not have happened if it was not for the imagination of Lord Mattheu Rivenshari.
For those of you that had missed out perhaps you will find time in your busy schedules to attend the next one. My warmest thank yous to those that came out and enjoyed the reception after. It was a good night to honor the performers and the composer. It also was something nice to listen and attend to with the onset of war coming. We all need a balance and sometimes being lost in a night of music is what one needs in my opinion, Scholar.
Sept. 23, 2023, 1:43 p.m.(8/4/1020 AR)
Practice for the Bard's College concert showed me just how much paperwork and obligations have cut into my music playing time. For the first time in years there were sore fingers to get back into condition to play for extended times. Reminder to self--don't neglect obligations and paperwork but allow more time for playing music.
Sept. 22, 2023, 11:06 p.m.(8/3/1020 AR)
A Summer Serenade was beautifully played by Baroness Lucita Saik, Gianna Delvecchio, and Lady Zoey Kennex tonight. Master Sira outdid herself in making the Performance hall be able to transform from sunset to an evening sky complete with fireflies to early sunrise upon river.
It was good to see the Bard's college filled with music which left others in discussion again.
Sept. 22, 2023, 9:01 a.m.(8/2/1020 AR)
There will be a new wine coming out of Saikland soon. It is such a perfect blend of summer flavors, balanced in a way that should please most tastes. It is not quite sweet, not quite dry, bearing red-wine-like color and boldness from the addition of blackberries to the grapes, but also bearing the easy-to-drink qualities of a white wine thanks to the addition of peaches. I think it tastes exactly as summer feels! Though, I should be careful saying that to northerners - they may assume I mean it tastes oppressive. It does not! Nothing about it is oppressive. It is delightful!
I am looking forward to the party on the beach that we are holding to introduce it to the capital.
Sept. 19, 2023, 10:02 a.m.(7/24/1020 AR)
A visit from delightful friends was the highlight of my day. I hope they will be happy together.
Sept. 17, 2023, 9:51 p.m.(7/21/1020 AR)
I miss my soldiers. The daily routine of camp and preparations for war. It makes sense one can't stage armies around the city but I wish I didn't need to leave to get a hand on things on making sure the Cosairs are ready
Sept. 17, 2023, 7:52 p.m.(7/21/1020 AR)
I really have got to expand my wardrobe. How can I admire his fashion and yet would refuse to wear anything so fine as the fashions he favors?