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Written By Nadia

July 27, 2016, 9:54 p.m.(2/21/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Alis

For such a tiny thing, Alis possesses a boundless vigor and zest for life that leaves one simply worn out if left to entertain her for far too long. I've encountered her a few times since my arrival in Arx; first during a tournament where she bested Prince Fergus Redrain in the final round, and again at the Amabassador Salon where we spoke for a great length over tea and candied bacon. I cannot help but feel as if she will grow on me over time, as I see glint of myself within her, back when I was younger still chasing on the heels of my elder brother, Dustin, between our martial lessons.

Written By Nadia

July 27, 2016, 9:53 p.m.(2/21/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

He confided in me something that was never meant to be spilt from my lips, let alone in the halls of the Redrain villa surrounded by all who dared hear me - the fragile bond of an alliances forged upon the like similarities of the travesties that devastated our families respectively. That bond has since withered by my hand, but not unsalvagaeble; he gifted me a chance at redemption, and it is a challenge I shall conqeur with honor and valour all in due time.

Written By Nadia

July 27, 2016, 9:53 p.m.(2/21/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Isolde

With an ill-timed glance and a tactless oration, incredulity and disenchantment were transplanted into the minds of many I'd left in my wake that night at the Redrain Reception - some, perhaps, even wounded. Regrettably, I imagine this was the case with Princess Isolde Velenosa, an acolyte of the Thirteenth who I've had little interactions with save for passing pleasantries at the Velenosan parties I'd had the pleasure of attending some short time ago. Reconciliation looms out of the question, in the mean time, but the threat of the Inquisition (specifically Prince Gareth) harassing the Mirror has been mitigated, so there is that.

Written By Nadia

July 27, 2016, 9:52 p.m.(2/21/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Talen

Velenosan Ward. Sword of Lenosia. Talen Artiglio is a staunchly loyal servant to the Velenosan family, and by proxy, I've grown well-acquainted with the man through my interactions with them. Frightfully skilled with the blades he wields, and unapologetically allergic to failure and defeat, but chivalarous and delightfully charming all in his own right - except, of course, when one mentions his less than stellar treatment of his horses.

Then, he is a lost cause and one simply cannot begrudge him for seeing them as naught but another tool to be utilized to accomplish a task. Or, to find beauty and appreciation in all things not draped in exquisite finery and ostentatious trimmings he's been surrounded with all his life in the South - natural beauty, as it were, bores him. Despite this, I find myself growing rather fond of his company when we manage to catch each other now and then.

Written By Isolde

July 27, 2016, 9:36 p.m.(2/21/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Alis

Edain's lovely sister, who has a -wonderful- sense of humor. And I really, really, really hope she doesn't ever get mad at me. She's... um... a little ferocious, to say the least. It's thrilling!

Written By Hammar

July 26, 2016, 10:44 p.m.(2/18/1004 AR)

Hammar was called son by Duke Arn. Hammar is so happy, they don't look too much alike, but Hammar is going to enjoy this news. In the middle of City he finds a man calling him son? Its great.

Written By Hammar

July 26, 2016, 10:26 p.m.(2/18/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Marcas

Hammar met Marcas at Acacia's party first. Hammar was going to dunk him in ale, but then Theodoric showed up. Hammar has tried to get the man to fight him, but no luck. Hammar kind of likes Marcas.

Written By Hammar

July 26, 2016, 10:23 p.m.(2/18/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Arn

Hammar was talking with Marcas and some others in the forum when this old warrior came up and asked Hammar about his new armor Ida made him. The man liked Hammar's armor, and then called Hammar son! Hammar is pretty sure he's a Duke's son. Hammar was told the man calls a lot of young warriors Son, so this Duke has a lot of son's. Hammar was so excited to find his dad!

Written By Niccolo

July 25, 2016, 3:48 p.m.(2/14/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Jaenelle

Princess Jaenelle was married to my now late son, and I have to admit I don't know as much of her as I should. She is sweet from what I've seen, and eager to feel and be useful. These are traits I can respect, and as Her Grace has allowed her to stay in the family, I have no opposition to it. I would like to get to know her better, and I have every intention to do just as much.

Written By Niccolo

July 25, 2016, 3:05 p.m.(2/14/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Nadia

Nadia has made some questionable decisions as of late, and I'm not entirely sure why. It isn't something she can't recover from, but it does show that she is still pretty much a young woman, with a lot to learn about how politics work in Arx. If she'll recover or not, will be entirely up to her and the city will be watching, of course.

Written By Niccolo

July 25, 2016, 1:37 p.m.(2/14/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Esera

My pride and joy is certainly growing up. She's taken to leading House Velenosa as easily as it came to her mother, and it has been very rewarding to see. While she displays the markings of a great leader, I worry sometimes that it will become too much as time goes on. What will happen when I'm not around to support her? Perhaps that is very arrogant for me to consider, but still. I've called for interest in a tournament that might help find her the dutiful partner she needs. We will see what comes out of it.

Written By Dorian

July 25, 2016, 9:43 a.m.(2/13/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Jaenelle

Princess Jaenelle is a lovely girl, she's so fun to speak with and spend time around. I greatly enjoy putting on the charm for her just to see her smile. She says I am her favorite champion, of course this is more for my charming nature. That is half of what a Champion is after all, got to make the right impession, and having friends in the right places is important of course. The fact that Jaenelle is so nice to be around is just a bonus.

Written By Viviana

July 25, 2016, 9:26 a.m.(2/13/1004 AR)

I'm afraid I got a little tipsy before this fight to help dull the ache of the wounds so recently received by Lord Victus. Still I appreciated Prince Edain for keeping me company during the fight and the two combatants for their skill and bravery. I had thought Talen more likely to take the day, Alrec's skills extend further to command and sailing than they do to foot based swordplay, but he put up an impressive showing none the less and was able to draw blood several times before Talen put him down. I highly commend both fighters.

Written By Viviana

July 25, 2016, 9:23 a.m.(2/13/1004 AR)

I was not intending to take any chances when I fought Lord Thrax and even wore head protection for the first time in a fight in Arx. Vanity is all well and good but keeping your brain inside your skull is better. Some might find it odd I didn't draw Twilight's edge to meet The Axe of House Tyrde Alaricite for Alaricite, but there is a fundemental difference between our weapons. Twlight's Edge is the blade of Pravus, entrusted to me by the House. The Axe Victus wields is his trophy of war, leant to him by no one and his own to use as he will. There is nothing at all dishonorable about him using such a weapon, it is his by right after all.

In any case I'm a little disappointed with myself, I had thought after the early injuries I inflicted on the man that finishing him would be fairly straightforward, it was not. Still lesson is learned for next time, do not take wounded Thraxians lightly.

Written By Viviana

July 25, 2016, 9:19 a.m.(2/13/1004 AR)

I did not think this reception would be particularly note worthy, just another party. I even showed up late much to my chagrin. But as it turns out Princess Valencia Redrain and Duchess Nadia Nightgold had been investigating Shav activity in the North and other areas and were to give a report on it. Some aspects of this report were a little unclear and I still hope to have a better explanation in time, but even so I appreciate the effort to both investigate the thread and report on it to the compact as a whole. Many would prefer to hoard anything they learn for personal advantage.

I will admit however I was rather taken aback when many of the ladies in attendance, very important individuals with great levels of authority and command, seemingly mostly ignored the report on the Shav threat to go engage in idle banter with a tattooed commoner over by the armor display instead. I can't imagine what that was about, but it certainly does not look good.

Written By Acacia

July 25, 2016, 5 a.m.(2/13/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Marcas

It was the way that he'd watch a room that first caught my attention. But Captain Marcas is, perhaps surprisingly, one of those people I can relate to. Sure, he might sometimes forget to bathe, and also be a little rough around the edges (not that I've ever minded that)-- but the fact he can drink most men and women under a table (or stool), speak frankly for the most part and still rub elbows enough to tend to his job as necessary means he's a rather perfect release for those rare periods of partial downtime. I expect that we'll clash heads every now and again, and I'm not naive enough to think that he got to where he is without having a history-- but I assume it'll be fun figuring it all out in the process.

Written By Gareth

July 25, 2016, 12:34 a.m.(2/12/1004 AR)

To see men and women fight with blade and steel. It makes ones minds wander. Such idle thoughts are an unhealthy pasttime and a person's concentration are better directed to the possible and feasible. Idle fancy has no place in anyones life, especially not the driven.

Written By Rohkir

July 24, 2016, 11:58 p.m.(2/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Darren

My cousin, and now High Lord. It seems like it wasn't so terribly long ago that we were much younger and still doing more silly things. Now, everything's death, doom, and gloom, and I have to consider every minor interaction I do like I will offend the wrong person. I love him. I hope he's every bit the man he needs to be; I fear he may become the man my uncle never wanted him to, if we are not careful. Family sticks together. To the Last.

Written By Gustave

July 24, 2016, 11:48 p.m.(2/12/1004 AR)

The Princess Alarissa seems convinced I will be asked to marry again, for politics if nothing else, a prospect I meet with ambivalence. I have an heir, a little girl that is more than I could have asked for. Why have I mourned so long? Achena and I did love each other, though it was perhaps more of a friendly fondness than all consuming passion. She was however a splendid wife, an earnest helpmate, and an extroardinary mother. What romance there was was slow to mature, but she performed her tasks with great zeal and efficiency and I could rely on her in a way I have not been able to since. I will not be dishonest to her memory and not pretend there are women that did not inflame my passions more, but Achena was my partner. She loved the house, she loved family, and she loved what we could do for the people. Until I meet a woman of similar caliber, I remain in mourning. I will not betray my people by bestowing upon them an inferior Marquesa.

Written By Alarie

July 24, 2016, 11:41 p.m.(2/12/1004 AR)

Relationship Note on Victus

Victus is a scary man. However, I refuse to show that I am scared. I am a woman of Thrax! We are strong and fearless. Right? Anyways, I was once told that fear is normal. It's the ability to stand up to that fear that makes one brave. He is definitely a frightening presence wherever he may go.

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