Written By Tesha
Oct. 18, 2021, 3:21 p.m.(5/27/1016 AR)
Written By Temira
Oct. 18, 2021, 2:56 p.m.(5/27/1016 AR)
Written By Savio
Oct. 18, 2021, 1:34 p.m.(5/26/1016 AR)
I owe more gratitude to everyone than can possibly be recorded in one place. The support of everyone who attended (particularly those who do not care for Weddings and Parties) means more to me than I know how to say, and I regret that I did not get a chance to speak to everyone. Find me later, we will chat quietly. It is a kindness to me that in a season defined by criticism and castigation, so many people wanted to share and celebrate with us.
I will call out some individuals to whom I am particularly thankful.
First Harlequin Tanith, for such a beautiful cake, we still can't stop talking about the cake.
Prince Sebastian, for understanding something other people do not.
Marquessa Cassiopeia, for an unexpected and moving book-end to a story. And for all her help, support, and unrelenting kindness and cheer.
Raven the Blackheart, for things which cannot be spoken of to scholars.
Prince Arman, for investment in our future, and for his faith in our ability to carry forward.
Lady Medeia Eswynd, for her support of and investment in the House of Amadeo.
Aconite Whisper, for a display of color and beauty into which I want to lose myself completely.
Lady Monique Greenmarch, for a clever game with a surprising conclusion.
Lord Ian Kennex and Lord Haakon Eswynd, for being ready to act against the Disagreeably Unexpected.
Softest Whisper Cesare, for making sure I looked so beautiful, and for his consistent efforts against my natural inclination to act a fool.
Duke Apollo Malespero, for believing in me when I don't.
Zakhar, for making us beautiful things, for being there always, for teaching us to walk confidently into the fullness of who we are.
Count Duarte Amadeo, for acceptance that was not granted easily.
Archlector Giada of the Thirteenth, without whose guidance, wisdom, and challenge we would not have managed this. What she asked of us was not easy, but there is no shortcut to any place worth going.
And Orland, for anchoring my drift, for a loyalty that withstands the depths of my grief and the heights of my mania. He makes me a better man, and I am proud to wear his name.
Written By Bahiya
Oct. 18, 2021, 10:39 a.m.(5/26/1016 AR)
Written By Babette
Oct. 18, 2021, 2:16 a.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
Written By Medeia
Oct. 18, 2021, 12:27 a.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
And, now that it is spring, and the city has had a recent influx of laborers, the plans for the education center at the hospital may be able to finish. I have so many classes to organize! The herb primers will be coming back, though I think now I can move on to a more intermediate set of lessons for those students who have been diligent in their studies. It was a nice surprise to have Lord Ian's assistance in teaching during the combat medicine lesson. As much as I wish those lessons were not needed, I believe there will more of those coming soon.
Written By Galen
Oct. 17, 2021, 10:38 p.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
Relationship Note on Denica
It was great to get to spend a little time with family. I am pleased to see my cousin becoming the strong person that she is.
Written By Denica
Oct. 17, 2021, 9:10 p.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
Written By Marius
Oct. 17, 2021, 9:03 p.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
1. What does it benefit me, or anyone here for me to say or do such a thing?
2. Will this help or hurt my standing, or the standing of someone else?
3. Do I know this to be true enough to risk the consequences of my words or actions, or am I making a mistake and assuming with wild abandon?
I shall not tell you what to decide should you answer those questions one way or another, thinking about them enough should guide one to the right decision.
Written By Marius
Oct. 17, 2021, 8:54 p.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
Written By Hadrian
Oct. 17, 2021, 8:22 p.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
It's in those moments that I feel the sting of pain and loss most acutely. Why do bad things happen to good people? I've been thinking about it ever since I stubbed my toe. Maybe that'll be something that needs to be asked of the Salon in the future.
Written By Hadrian
Oct. 17, 2021, 7:49 p.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
Then I realized I had, very briefly, completely forgotten Vellichor's name. No, no, not in any sort of mystical sense that would result in a flood of letters, hoping to know more! Just old fashioned, run of the mill, scatterbrained forgetfulness.
Sorry about that, Vellichor! I know I've been quiet lately, but sometimes we lowly mortals get a touch busy with whatever it is that catches our fancy from one day to the next. Keep being awesome, V! Keep on teaching people things and remembering stuff with your amazing self.
Written By Amari
Oct. 17, 2021, 7:25 p.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
Written By Raymesin
Oct. 17, 2021, 6:55 p.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
Do the people getting hitched always get asked questions like that? Or is a grilling what you get when you ask one of the Mirrormasks to hitch you, regardless? Either way, I'm glad Father Hamish didn't put us through that.
Written By Valencia
Oct. 17, 2021, 6:39 p.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
Such things remind us of the treasures we have held and hope to hold again.
I think it is fair to say that most of us have enjoyed bright moments and endured the darkest of days. And, though I am grateful for my life and have been very blessed in many fine ways, it would false of me to say that there have not indeed been times when I have questioned it all.
The lovely thing is that as we grow wiser though our experiences, and as much as we all wish for good luck, love or happiness for ourselves, we discover that there is something so beautiful in seeing these things finding their way to others as well. Especially for those who through their good hearts and deeds deserve to be gifted with such excellent things.
It gladdens my heart when good things happen to good people. If only to know that it can still happen in this wild and unpredictable world.
Written By Zakhar
Oct. 17, 2021, 6:33 p.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
I wish the Lords Savio and Orland Amadeo a prosper future within their houses. And if they should need some sagely advice, they know where to find it.
Written By Martino
Oct. 17, 2021, 3:32 p.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
She is certainly creating and forming her own little personality of being a ferocious terror. But when those wide ice-blue eyes of hers glance up to me? How can I tell her off really?
She knows how to walk over me already.
Written By Cassiopeia
Oct. 17, 2021, 3:30 p.m.(5/25/1016 AR)
Written By Natasha
Oct. 17, 2021, 1:57 p.m.(5/24/1016 AR)
I remain heartened to see the activity and eagerness in my cousins, Prince Jasher and Princess Denica, as they push forward with their various projects and aims. I was glad to see the both of them returned to Arx a few months past, and even more, still, that they would integrate themselves so seamlessly in various endeavors. It was also a joy and relief to see another cousin, Prince Galen, more often in the last few weeks than I have the entirety of my life, and how effortless he remains in engaging others with his charm and stories. Watching him interact with my husband, and how well they have taken to one another, has been one of my quieter pleasures in the last month.
Our new guildmaster of the Crafters Guild, Messere Caprice Artiglio, continues to be an inspirational light amidst so much tension, chaos and disaster, and I look forward to witnessing what other magnificence she creates and encourages in the Compact.
Written By Monique
Oct. 17, 2021, 12:40 p.m.(5/24/1016 AR)
And then I wake.
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