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Written By Noah

Aug. 8, 2022, 4:49 p.m.(3/1/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Jaenelle

Poison - It has definitely been an adventure.

To the whites - there is a strange moment in a man's life when he is there to witness the birth of his child. My first child was a girl. Which taught me a lot about such things. This child a boy. I was excited by that until --- there was another one. We have had twins and frankly, it was a shock for us all. It shouldn't have been considering my wife's family tree, but it was.

Jaenelle did beautifully as only she could while I was a mere helpless viewer of the event. My son, Herik and my daughter, Theia have arrived.

Written By Tanith

Aug. 8, 2022, 2:21 p.m.(3/1/1018 AR)

My mother told me to visit more often or she'd make a point of dropping by my house unannounced, at an hour I'd never expect. Scared me into scheduling my next ten visits these next few months, let me tell you.

Written By Tanith

Aug. 8, 2022, 2:03 p.m.(3/1/1018 AR)

Felicia Harrow.

A complicated women who knew more than any can say, about so many things. A hand I grasped in more ways than I can explain, have the right to explain, who pulled me from obscurity and taught me that I could do more than I was. That I can keep my secrets and use them to help others regardless of what others might say.

Anything I'd write wouldn't do her justice. Her soul's journey is going on over the edge of the horizon, beyond what we can see or remember; I hope I see her again. I hope I can help close her chapter for the benefit of her kin but also for myself. Is that selfish? It probably is. But for all the help she gave me, I'll see her story through to the end. It's important.

Written By Desiree

Aug. 8, 2022, 12:29 p.m.(3/1/1018 AR)

I must scold myself for being so wrapped up in the current events that I have not given myself proper time to visit with Vellichor and make use of these journals. There is so much importance to keeping such a tradition that stretches beyond the mundane. It matters not if my writings be of simple things such as how I spent my day or a conversation I had with my sister about how we would like to add more fragrant herbs to our dishes. It matters because at one time we lost all of these little nuances and the history of our existence was myth and only slowly trickled back into consciousness little by little.

There is so much happening around me presently, so much bleakness and darkness, but I do not wish to focus on those things. It is Winter now. I understand many do not enjoy the cold, but there is something pure and cleansing to the soul during this time. It feels quiet and calm, serene even. The night sky is often so clear one can see straight into the heavens, where the twinkling of stars seems almost hypnotizing. Once the cold reaches the bones, retreating indoors to sit by the fire with a cup of cocoa, wrapped in layers of fur blankets is the most soothing sensation. It is comforting and safe. It is a moment of peace seldom felt.

Written By Tove

Aug. 7, 2022, 10:11 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

"I have spent the last couple days since my arrival trying to get more acclimated to being in the city again. Seems there is much going on and still more that I am going to be needing to learn. Everyone however has been more then willing to help and welcoming. I am glad that I made the return.

Written By Gaspard

Aug. 7, 2022, 9:19 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

A battlefield I once knew well and fit, like a well masoned brick to complete a myriad of stonework. Flipped upside down upon my arrival to Arx. Having to adapt has been harder than I would like to admit.

Written By Gaspard

Aug. 7, 2022, 9:18 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

I find myself surrounded by many unfamiliar faces. Faces that I may have even known in another life, if I hadn't spent so much time on the battlefield.

Written By Faye

Aug. 7, 2022, 9:17 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Felicia

I miss my friend Felicia more than I can frame in words. Last night I poured two tumblers of whiskey, one for me and one for her. I just sat with her memory, her bravery and perseverance, her smile. As for the work she left unfinished, the rest of us will have to step into those traces, help pull the load.

Written By Lou

Aug. 7, 2022, 8:46 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Felicia

I don't have words right now, but I hope to have them soon. For now, I'll say the expected thing.

You will be missed, dear friend. The Explorers will celebrate your life as we have all others who have come before you. You were an unsung hero of the Compact that the Compact didn't know it needed.

I will write a ranting, rambling entry later that includes remembrances and exploits; maybe even some of the more unbelievable ones as well.

When words find me again.

Written By Vittorio

Aug. 7, 2022, 8:45 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

Note to self - continue to avoid hats. Clearly, my hair is most compelling feature.

Written By Vittorio

Aug. 7, 2022, 8:45 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

It was quite an honor to have been able to attend a rather gala affair among my betters. And according to what many have said, the mere fact that I was able to stay afloat and not sink should be considered an accomplishment. I leave the rest of the naval innuendos to those who are of far higher standard than I and can endure such.

Written By Raymesin

Aug. 7, 2022, 6:30 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

Why do silks insist on coming to the Lowers, Scholar?

There's not many of them are welcome, and the ones as are should still know to be careful. I mean, a little extra money floating around the Lowers from whoever finds them drunk and rolls them is nice, but the Iron Guard and Inquisition will only start sniffing around when it happens.

Written By Raymesin

Aug. 7, 2022, 6:24 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Felicia

Seems Felicia's gone on the Wheel before me. That wasn't expected.

There was a lot of stuff we didn't see eye to eye on, but there was a lot of stuff we agreed on, too. For someone who was a knight with ties to the Iron Guard, and who was trying to get silked - she wasn't so bad. Not so bad at all.

She's going to be missed, though. And not just because she made me a promise she can't keep any more.

Written By Raven

Aug. 7, 2022, 5:35 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

Why are so few content to be soveriegn overs themselves. Perhaps I misunderstand what that means but to me-it is the place we are each mightiest. Not beyond another's authority but to maintain authority of ourselves and our choices.

Written By Thea

Aug. 7, 2022, 5:12 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

I will forever be grateful to Dane Felicia and her sacrifice. It was an honor to fight alongside her.

Written By Rosalind

Aug. 7, 2022, 5:10 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

A loss, even if you didn't know them, is always si sad.

Written By Rosalind

Aug. 7, 2022, 5:08 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

I've been reminiscing lately. About home. The stories from our elders, and it made me miss home more than I've realized. I think a trip is needed soon.

Written By Rosalind

Aug. 7, 2022, 5:02 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

I've been so so BUSY! And attending meetings and packing for my uh...camping trip. It's been nice to be distracted.

Written By Gwenna

Aug. 7, 2022, 4:15 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Felicia

I did not know Dame Felicia incredibly well, but I would certainly call us more than acquaintances. She struck me as someone who managed to be both incredibly practical and yet would run into a fire if a situation necessitated it. I did, in fact, quite literally see her run into a fire. She was very passionate about her family and their well-being; she reminded me of a mother bear, like the ones we so often see in the Northlands. I am grateful to have gotten to know her and some of her history, and feel honored that she even put some trust in me.

Written By Cassiopeia

Aug. 7, 2022, 4:08 p.m.(2/27/1018 AR)

There are days that winter feels endless. It is like the cold will never cease and the snow might just stay forever. Yet, there is comfort in knowing, this will pass, everything changes, just give it another day. And another. And another.

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