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Written By Rymarr

Jan. 13, 2017, 7:59 a.m.(8/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Zhayla

Formerly Abandoned, I suspect. At least judging on her many tattoos. That is no judgement, but only an observation.

She possesses the excitement of youth and the willingness to learn all that she can. Well, save for perhaps horseback riding. I've made it my own personal task to teach her to ride so that she may better serve the house she has given her sword to. It is quite the sword too.

She seems intrigued, perhaps even excited, at the thought of the King's Own. I suspect she may even daydream of becoming one of the Silver Swords, judging by her reactions upon seeing my armor and the series of questions she had to ask about the royal guard.

She possesses a great deal of potential and because of this I will keep a close eye on her. She has informed me that she can read and write, though it is still a work in progress. I've given her invitation to write to me. Gods know that I could use the distraction from staring at the wall or cleaning and polishing my kit.

Written By Rymarr

Jan. 13, 2017, 7:53 a.m.(8/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Darren

I've said it many times since my arrival in the city, the people of House Redrain are not the barbarians or savages that rumor would have you believe. I've found them to be rustic, yes. Barbaric? No. They are a noble, strong people, with their own ways.

High Lord, Prince, and one of the Regent Council. I've come to recognize the man behind those titles as a wise leader, eager to do what he considers right and sensible, while also being willing to hear out the concerns of those below his station. He seems to exemplify the phrase 'firm, but fair'. That is worthy of respect in and of itself.

Written By Rymarr

Jan. 13, 2017, 7:48 a.m.(8/24/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Lark

The recently appointed figurehead of House Grayson. She seems a shrewd and possibly even no nonsense perhaps. This appeals to me as both a knight of the King's Own and a citizen of the Compact.

This of course warrants further investigation to determine the validity of my own thoughts on the High Lord of House Grayson and one of the Regent Council.

Written By Aureth

Jan. 13, 2017, 7:34 a.m.(8/24/1005 AR)

I did suggest a tournament, but it was for Gloria, not Gild. Gild may have a tournament if she wishes but I feel she might be rather puzzled by the whole thing.

Written By Agnarr

Jan. 13, 2017, 5:48 a.m.(8/24/1005 AR)

Sometimes prefer the times when work doesn't have blood magic.

Written By Audric

Jan. 13, 2017, 3:14 a.m.(8/23/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Jeremiah

Wait, no, you did, I retract my psh. Only one of them, though. You didn't mention my hat. That's on you.

Written By Audric

Jan. 13, 2017, 3:13 a.m.(8/23/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Jeremiah

I'm serious for ONCE and you don't even mention me? Psh. PSH I SAY.

Written By Jeremiah

Jan. 13, 2017, 2:48 a.m.(8/23/1005 AR)

[This entry is written in a precise, flowing, almost delicate hand.]
The Commoners Court Meeting of 8/22/1005 AR:

Called together by Julea Sanguine, who gave a her recollection of and concerns as regards the news of the Assembly of Peers.

Jeremiah(myself) spoke announcing appointments to the Common Council--Jeremiah and Julea Sanguine both.

Larissa Whisper spoke expressing concerns regarding the loyalty of and potential acts of treason committed by one Lady Dawn Grayson. Also expressed concerns as to representation on the Common Council.

Discussion of Larissa's words happened for some time until Captain Audric stepped up, delivering an explanation of the Nox'Alfar treaty.

Concerns were raised by many as to the marriages and weapons that the Nox'Alfar will require and pass out by the terms of their treaty. Of particular note was a suggestion by Aureth Grayhope that a Tournament dedicated to Gild be set up to determine worthy bearers and wielders of the blades and/or who should be married into the Nox'Alfar.

Archlector Avary warns of false Seraphs.

Castor Voducce remarks on Knights of Solace patrols of the Lower Buroughs, wishes a return of Iron Guard.

Silas Mercier speaks on Iron Guard recruiting.

Meeting adjourns peaceably.

Written By Faye

Jan. 13, 2017, 1:59 a.m.(8/23/1005 AR)

I had expected some form of intercession might be necessary at the meeting within the Commoner's Court, between the tensions in the city and the promise of free swill as grievances and questions were aired. Fortunately no such issue arose.

Written By Morrighan

Jan. 13, 2017, 1:22 a.m.(8/23/1005 AR)

I don't think I could be any more let down and disappointed with people than I already am. Suppose it serves as a poignant reminder of my place in the world.

Written By Aleksei

Jan. 12, 2017, 11:59 p.m.(8/23/1005 AR)

I'm pretty sure that the best damn idea to come out of that Commoner Court was that the High Council should hold a tournament for those alaricite weapons. No fancy armor! Just skill. Come on, guys. I'll fight monsters!

Written By Harald

Jan. 12, 2017, 10:43 p.m.(8/23/1005 AR)

The ships must fly wherever there is wind. To the south, to cull a herd already grown too large, and now to the north. Young Darkwater believes there may be workers of blood magic among the Abandoned of the frozen northern seas that allow their tribes to resist the furious siren’s song. Perhaps some will be willing to turn Prodigal, should our gifts be taken, and our protection against the oncoming storm be desired. Each Abandoned who turns to our cause is one less arrow our foemen can cast against our shields.

The Alfar are said to come within days, with a tribute of alarcite in trade for the Compact’s tribute in blood. It is yet to be seen how the Council will distribute such weapons, though in the habit of mainlanders for time out of mind, I doubt they will be swift to arm those they fear. Even now, in the face of the greatest evils that have risen for a thousand years, they fear we men of the Isles, though among the North are some more to our ken.

It is the nature of walls to stand until they fall, whether walls be formed of ships or of stones. Mainlanders trust to walls of stones, and for too long we of the Isles have trusted in the wooden wall of our fleets to ward off all harm. Such days of comfortable superiority are coming to a swift end.

The last Tyde spoke of keeping “food that walks itself”. Others have spoken of “not needing to outrun the bear, just their slowest friend”. I think that when a monster hunts, it is not always for hunger, but for sheer love of slaughter; such beasts will not long stop to feed. From a kraken, I expect one cannot fly far enough.

We must become the greatest killers in all the world, if we are to survive.
We must grow strong enough to slay legends, and thus rise as new legends ourselves, for we are of the Isles and know no other way.

Written By Serafine

Jan. 12, 2017, 9:11 p.m.(8/23/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Eleyna

I don't know what all the fuss is about. It was just a head. I brushed it off first.

Written By Serafine

Jan. 12, 2017, 9:04 p.m.(8/23/1005 AR)

When you go through the trouble of pranking your sister and you -don't- hear her shriek of disgust rip through the house.

[it's noted that the subject looks depressed]

Written By Serafine

Jan. 12, 2017, 7:28 p.m.(8/22/1005 AR)

What? No, that's not a hickey.

It -isn't-.

I bit myself shaving.

Written By Blacktongue

Jan. 12, 2017, 6:22 p.m.(8/22/1005 AR)

At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility that must be accorded to us jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.

Written By Isolde

Jan. 12, 2017, 5:35 p.m.(8/22/1005 AR)

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I wonder if there are any surprises left in the world.

Written By Darren

Jan. 12, 2017, 5:01 p.m.(8/22/1005 AR)

In light of recent events, I want to stress the importance of asking questions and speaking your mind. You should never be afraid to question. Nor should you be afraid to question the answer once it is given.

There is an assortment of information out there. Truths. Lies. A mix of the two. We still do not know everything; perhaps, we never will. Though we paid the Teind, it is clearly not the end. Perhaps it is only just the beginning.

So keep asking. Keep searching. And I will do everything in my power to help find these answers, too.

Written By Silas

Jan. 12, 2017, 4:29 p.m.(8/22/1005 AR)

I had a feeling you two were in league with each other with your shared fondness for spider-motifed furniture, but it's kind of hard to formulate a convincing argument with just that.

I guess I should be glad you apparently turned on each other, though!

Written By Lark

Jan. 12, 2017, 4:16 p.m.(8/22/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Dawn

[Breaks glass in hand.]

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