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Written By Valencia

Dec. 31, 2016, 1:56 a.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

I have been thinking about approaches to life lately and it has me pondering which of the great Houses or cultures may be the happiest.

I've heard the Thrax's "Tears in our wake, never at our wake" several times this week. It is beginning to grow on me. That might be dangerous.


Written By Fiachra

Dec. 31, 2016, 12:51 a.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

There is a trophy in the Valardin audience hall that my sister had made for Princess Alis. I am certain that she thought that I would be ready to strangle her for it, but no. If she wants to poke me with that particular stick, well then. I've never been one unable to rise to an appropriate challenge. Especially one that promises more entertainment in times ahead with the Valardin princess. Though that begs the question - instead of being a sympathetic ally to Prince Edain, am I now an accomplice in getting his hair to turn white before his thirtieth birthday?

Written By Damon

Dec. 31, 2016, 12:29 a.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

I just received word that my cousin Bianca is finally coming to Arx.

I don't believe words can express how delighted I am at having her near by once more. When we were young we used to joke about being secret twins that were magically born two years apart. Only in that we share the strange silver hair, and far far too many of the same passions and traits.

If you thought having one of me in Arx was a hassle. Wait til you have the female version of Damon Wyrmguard.

...maybe I'm the male version of Bianca Wyrmguard.

Written By Anze

Dec. 30, 2016, 11:38 p.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

You know whats entertaining sometimes? Messengers. I've been laughing my ass off all week, and from jokes I read on paper. Never would have expected that.

Kieran probably thinks I'm such a rube.

Written By Cordelia

Dec. 30, 2016, 10:27 p.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Margot

(Footnote attached to a diary entry)

Ugh, Margot. How Donrai not only decided to let her live, but make her a diplomat is way beyond my ken. She's going to put a dagger in someone's back one of these days, and I just can't stand her. She thinks she's so clever with words. Ugh. Besides, what's wrong with pants? They're so much less of a hassle than skirts, they don't tear nearly as easily, you don't have to worry if they get a little dirty, they don't ride up when you spin upside-down, and they're just way more useful to wear in a fight. Plus, it's not like I don't have any dresses. I have so many dresses. Note: Buy more dresses.

Written By Cordelia

Dec. 30, 2016, 10:09 p.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Aislin

(Footnote attached to a diary entry)

The brave leader of an entire Society dedicated to nothing but exploration. If I knew of her glorious guild when I was younger, I'm certain I would have idolized her like I idolize Donella. But as it stands, I'm just happy to be counted among her acquaintances, if not future friends? In short: must talk more with her.

Written By Cordelia

Dec. 30, 2016, 10:04 p.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Nadia

(Footnote attached to a diary entry)

Nadia's amazing! She's not only a Duchess with a heart of gold - Nightgold? - but a warrior, possibly even as talented as myself. Bonus points? She's also got a heart of mischief. We're sisters in spirit if not by blood, and I'm lucky to have met her.

Written By Cai

Dec. 30, 2016, 8:03 p.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Monique


Sometimes when you feel most like an ass, that someone comes tumbling back into your life when you least expect it. I didn't think I'd see Monique again for some time after we finished our years travelling together. I admit I did not leave her company in the best of light, and for some time I didn't think she'd exactly want to see me face again any time soon.

Consider my surprise when I found the opposite of that. Understood why I had return to my duty instead of galavanting around the countryside with her. Still, it's good to have her around again. Seems like we picked up exactly where we left off. Still the troublemaker she's always been. Seems like she took my training and left out the parts about staying out of said trouble.

I gripe, but it's good to see her. Nice to have a friend again. Especially one like her.

Written By Alarie

Dec. 30, 2016, 7:54 p.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

There are so many stories comeing in from outside of Arx. I have heard tals of unicorns, cratures that look like horses, but covered in scales and with a wicked horn upon their head. I have heard about creatures call Bringers of Silence which are being credited towards the dissapearances of ships. Entire ships! Let's not forget about the elves. I was told the Nox have no qualms in killing and eating people! How horrific! Though, it also seems the more of an ass you are, the more they respect you. I will have to remember that if I meet them, to try to artistically insult them. It makes me wonder if these things will come to the city. So now, despite it being frowned upon in Thraxian society, I am seeking a teacher who can help me learn how to handle a small weapon like a dagger. I do not want to rely on any man to protect me.

Written By Alarie

Dec. 30, 2016, 7:45 p.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Arturo

This man is a diamond in the rough. He has incredibly amazing talent with music. It's such a shame that he must live in squalor within the lower boroughs. I hope to befriend this incredibly shy musician. Besides, it is always good to have friends within the borough.

Written By Alarie

Dec. 30, 2016, 7:42 p.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Felix

Very large, burly, and quite handsome! He is also a rather talented crafter of weapons. He even made a very beautiful pair of hairpins for me. All he asked is for me to provide the stones I wanted to apply. This man is very friendly, which is a trait not often found in a Thraxian man. It's refreshing to meet a man of Thrax that does not put on the macho mask of asshole.

Written By Alarie

Dec. 30, 2016, 7:38 p.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Audric

This roguishly handsome man is quite the mystery to me. We have shared tales and drink on multiple occasions. It is my intention to get to know this dashin man a bit better.

Written By Alarie

Dec. 30, 2016, 7:36 p.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Pietro

The voice of the march. I met this man quite by accident when visiting the menagerie. As I was gazing upon some birds, a squirrel fell into my hair! Completely startled, I began to run around and shriek. Pietro's hound came to my rescue! The hound leaped upon me, scaring away the squirrel, but leaving me in a puddle of mud. All I could do is appreciate the humor of the situation and laugh.

Written By Tristram

Dec. 30, 2016, 7:28 p.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

Edain was a knight-errant in the last two years of my travels; a proud man who loved boar hunting and falconry. We got along well enough on the road, and I hope it'll work out just as well now that he rules the family.

Written By Agnarr

Dec. 30, 2016, 7:12 p.m.(7/12/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Gian

Fine bout. I need to practice against polearms more, and spears - not many favor them here.

Written By Mirari

Dec. 30, 2016, 6:15 p.m.(7/11/1005 AR)

This knife is mine, and I'm not letting it go. No matter how much it cuts me to hold it.

Written By Alarie

Dec. 30, 2016, 5:19 p.m.(7/11/1005 AR)

Seasilk. For so long it has eluded me. The price is high. The silk so rare. Yet, here I am with a pile of seasilk in hand. Lady Margot has commissioned me to create a wonderous item for her. A dress, made of seasilk. If I am successful in this endeavor, it may open up new opportunities for the future. I am excited. I am nervous. This is a big step for me in my crafting future.

Written By Percephon

Dec. 30, 2016, 5 p.m.(7/11/1005 AR)

Relationship Note on Reese

Such a chance encounter at the Temple to Gloria. She only offered her first name, and I have some small nagging thought that I should better recognize it. Still, it was far better to preserve the mystery I think. She's an intriguing one, with more riddles to unravel than one might think at first glance.

Written By Ida

Dec. 30, 2016, 3:58 p.m.(7/11/1005 AR)

Visiting the Hall of Heroes, to me, is a bit like a sermon on history; a near-religious experience and step into the deep past. When I completed Lord Fiachra's second weapon, I asked him to meet me there so I could deliver it. Admittedly, I suspected he'd not yet been to the Hall and wanted to introduce it to him.

I think it's almost as enjoyable seeing someone else discover the wonders of the Hall for the first time as it is to see it that first time yourself.

Written By Bethany

Dec. 30, 2016, 3:58 p.m.(7/11/1005 AR)

My meager attempts shall endure:

'Tis difficult, I find, offering verse on demand -
thoughts to words, pen in hand.
(written quickly else they disappear
unfortunate and suddenly, I fear)
They flee, erased - as swift as tides clear the sand.

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