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Written By Vandorean

May 21, 2023, 6:10 p.m.(11/8/1019 AR)

Looking forward to the Bee Festival!

Written By Vandorean

May 21, 2023, 6:09 p.m.(11/8/1019 AR)

A beautiful day at the villa with beautiful company, what more can be said?

Written By Jan

May 21, 2023, 5:57 p.m.(11/8/1019 AR)

Two social events of the season I missed out on, two times I missed the Queen being spectacular. I really must force myself to start attending social gatherings.

Written By Mattheu

May 21, 2023, 3:41 p.m.(11/7/1019 AR)

Relationship Note on Ann

To see twinkling stars brush against deepened dark blues of waters rushing into wave frozen within time while wrapping around a heart, all set upon a golden chain...

What was that scholar?
Yes. The dance under the stars was spectacular and I only miss that I hadn't time to have more dances, as I was called away at end of only the first dance. One which I will remember fondly, and seek to have many more. Else I end up in a dance debt and suddenly need to seek out Lady Mabelle's advice for how to get out of said debt.

Written By Cassiopeia

May 21, 2023, 2:25 p.m.(11/7/1019 AR)

I am honoured to take on the role of First Seeker of the Society of Explorers. I am excited to support and assist such a great organization. Lord Vitalis did such a good job, those are big shoes to fill!

I joined the Society when I first came to Arx from Tremorus. But not only did I learn more about the city, I got to see so many incredible places in the Compact. I made good friends, I learnt new skills, I challenged myself in ways I would have never thought when I started. Wandering about was always my passion in life, I am grateful I can combine it with my duties.

I look forward to what the future holds and will strive to do a good job.

Written By Lucita

May 21, 2023, 10:10 a.m.(11/7/1019 AR)

Relationship Note on Quenia

My cousin has done it again, organized and hosted a wonderful ball event. She even managed to tempt me into a new outfit.

Written By Lucita

May 21, 2023, 10:07 a.m.(11/7/1019 AR)

Relationship Note on Sira

Such a beautiful outfit, she is a truly talented tailor.

Written By Mabelle

May 21, 2023, 9:46 a.m.(11/7/1019 AR)

No better way to motivate me than to make sure I understand I will never see my home rebuilt in my lifetime.

Written By Gwenna

May 21, 2023, 6:53 a.m.(11/7/1019 AR)

It is often difficult to balance duties and social events, the latter of which are perhaps nearly as important as the former. Sometimes things weigh on a person to the point that it feels like it would be hard to indulge in something enjoyable. Of course, I knew the Under the Stars Ball was upcoming and even mused over an outfit I have that fit the theme perfectly. Still, I wondered if time would allow, or my mood would dissuade me once again from some merriment. The stars must have aligned (pun intended) and I did end up going. How glad I am that I did. Marquessa Quenia turned the Botanical Gardens into a delightful wonderland! I still marvel at the elegance she achieved when I think upon it. The wine, unsurprisingly, was excellent and the food as well. It was nice to see familiar faces and notice a few new ones as well. Overall, it was a stunning affair and I'm of a mind to make time in the future to attend such things more often.

Written By Jaerith

May 21, 2023, 6:21 a.m.(11/7/1019 AR)

How quickly does responsibility stoop the shoulders of those who take on its burden? The children gain a new mother, my cousin a new bride, Keaton a new Marquessa and what do I get? Gray hair and the beginnings of a right proper scowl from the work I've been doing. Orin and the Riverdogs are laughing because I missed the ball, and inside I can feel my guts knotting at the thought of not having been there, and the taste is worse because damn it, I had been looking forward to it. I'll sort the joking rats out, if I don't get to smile, they won't either after I've drilled them until it hurts to even think.

Written By Agric

May 21, 2023, 2 a.m.(11/6/1019 AR)

Tonight I was reminded of the grandeur one can find in this city. Marquessa Quenia transformed the botanical gardens into a starry spectacle that delighted the crowd, myself included, and there were plenty of drinks to make even the risk of ballroom dancing bearable. Still, I think I've had my fill of glamour for a time. It's back to the books for me, as the stack to read is ever-growing.

Written By Ann

May 20, 2023, 6:03 p.m.(11/6/1019 AR)

Relationship Note on Filshiar

Scholar, it is always a joy to see this knight in his element. Whether it is talking about things in the Stacks. Enjoying a horseback ride in the woods or a fine dinner with quiet conversation. The last seeing him play as hunter, harvester at the Lodge and telling us all about the apples and other things that can be used for food.

The children were delighted to have their own share of fruit. It was thoughtful of him to make sure there were small enough baskets for them to carry with them home.

I am glad to call this knight, friend. I look forward to seeing Filshiar and I's friendship blossom more in the future.

Written By Elsbetta

May 20, 2023, 3:46 p.m.(11/5/1019 AR)

The greatest compliment ever paid me was when someone asked me what I thought, then listened to my answer.

Written By Gwenna

May 20, 2023, 1:07 p.m.(11/5/1019 AR)

Between a thousand other things, I've been working on sketching a bit of something that will eventually be a gift. I'm actually quite happy with it thus far and hope one of the amazing artisans in the city might turn it into something tangible. It's an incredibly important thing and I'm not alone in thinking so.

Written By Mattheu

May 20, 2023, 7:33 a.m.(11/5/1019 AR)

The children were running around with colorful baskets and offering apples to all. It was fun to watch them take of both our values. I'm also pretty sure Amelia is playing a joke as the first 'cobbler' had fish and apples within a pie.

Written By Filshiar

May 19, 2023, 3:32 a.m.(11/2/1019 AR)

The Lodge saw a number of hands helping with this year's autumn harvest. Though the weather is still a bit warm for my tastes, I find the season to be a sentimental one. Certainly, it seemed like people enjoyed themselves, and there will be plenty of jams and pickled produce to last through the winter. I hope that's something I can say for years to come.

Written By Artur

May 18, 2023, 5:51 p.m.(11/2/1019 AR)

When everything feels like an uphill struggle just think of the view you'll have from the top!

Written By Savio

May 17, 2023, 2:59 p.m.(10/27/1019 AR)

It seemed to matter so much once
But now I find myself without
That desperate motivation
To learn what it's all about

I wanted to know everything
Every scrap and tome
And I thought that if I didn't
I would never feel at home

I'll leave the quest for secrets
To better minds than mine
If I don't have all the answers
Then for now that's fine

I understood things better
Once I began to look inside
And learned that what I wanted
Was something I provide.

Written By Mabelle

May 17, 2023, 1:34 p.m.(10/27/1019 AR)

Considering the bee related items in my wardrobe, which likely can only be rivaled by those of Duke Cristoph and Baron Norwood, I find it baffling how hard it is for me to design a bee costume for the Honey Festival.

Written By Amari

May 16, 2023, 11:47 a.m.(10/25/1019 AR)

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