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Written By Marian

July 1, 2016, 7:12 p.m.(11/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Eithne

A very pleasant young woman I shared a meal with on one of my trips to the Ward of the Compact. Saw her in the tavern and noticed some soot on her sleeves and the smell of the forge about her, and turned out she was in fact a smith, an armorsmith to be exact. Discussed a potential commission, but need to speak with her again. Thinking I might like to try trading some of my leather in for steel, the smaller pieces like vambraces and gauntlets anyways.

Written By Marian

July 1, 2016, 7:06 p.m.(11/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Morrighan

A young woman I met in the Traders Tavern. Fiery, and a bit wild, I was unsurprised to learn she was born and raised amongst Abandoned. Up north a ways from the Green March, near the Redrain lands and not the Valardin, but not so far away in the grand scheme of things. I don't know her story, but it seems she found her way into working for the Redrains, and now she's here in the capital with them, so I suspect she's found herself a good place. It'd be good to talk to her again sometime, and we even mentioned the possibility of a friendly little brawl in the future.

Written By Marian

July 1, 2016, 6:57 p.m.(11/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Alis

Little Alis, while I'd not call her that, it's hard to think of Valen's baby sister as anything else. Size isn't all that important, and Alis has a courageous heart as big as her brother's. No longer a girl, she's a woman grown now, even if still a young one. We're sharing a room in the Valardin estate here in the capital, something uncommon amongst nobles, I hear. But it warms my heart to be able to stay this close to a living, breathing piece of Valen. Not only will I do my best to protect his family, I will do everything I can to help them become what they are meant to be. Much was stolen from us, but I trust the family is in good hands with Edain and Alis.

Written By Isolde

July 1, 2016, 6:17 p.m.(11/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Audric

A flamboyant man of morals relative to the size of his coin purse, he seems to be the lowest of the low, but particularly charming about himself and his sellswords.

Written By Ida

July 1, 2016, 6:03 p.m.(11/28/1003 AR)

Holy oathballs. Prince Edain asked me to work on armor for Princess Alis AND Princess Marian. Jayus guide my hands!

Written By Eira

July 1, 2016, 5:46 p.m.(11/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Acacia

Definitely a girl to watch! She's pretty fucking nasty with a short blade, fast as a demon, seems to know all sorts of very rich, powerful people despite being a lower boroughs welp like me. Guess she knows all sorts of merchant types as well, best to stick with anyone that well connected.

Written By Eira

July 1, 2016, 5:45 p.m.(11/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Issac

Only met the guy once, need to speak with him again. Not so fucking keen on the idea of being recruited for a gang though, I mean yeesh, left the boroughs years ago. That shit leads to an early grave and empty coin purse.

Written By Eira

July 1, 2016, 5:39 p.m.(11/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Niccolo

Saw him beating the shit out of Talan in the training centre, barely took a mark on him. Damn! Must have been a terror when he was younger and is pretty formidable now. Got to respect that but why the hell would a duke spend that much time training to use a sword? He has how many thousands he commands? Then again maybe he's better at that, reputation suggests he might be.

Written By Eira

July 1, 2016, 5:37 p.m.(11/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Talen

He can fight, seems a decent guy, is pretty blind to the fact he is basically a noble. I mean a duke says he is like a son to him, probably more privileged than most nobles even if he seems proud he is not even a knight. Also why in Tehom's name is he not a knight? Would have thought it was a pretty natural thing there.

Written By Ailith

July 1, 2016, 5:34 p.m.(11/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

Prince Edain is an enigma, so many nobles, especially from the Great Houses, assume their superiority and privileged. Perhaps Edain does as well but he retains a degree of humility and seems to be genuinely doing his best to do good in the world. What more can be asked of anyone?

Written By Dagon

July 1, 2016, 5:29 p.m.(11/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Gareth

I am uncertain what to make of Prince Gareth right now. Our conversation was, I think, productive. We both shared concerns for the state of the city and I think that is a good place to work from. At the very least, he is the first Grayson I've really had the chance to speak with and open up the doors of diplomacy to. That alone made the meeting valuable.

Written By Dagon

July 1, 2016, 5:24 p.m.(11/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Alis

I find myself rather excited. Princess Alis accepted my challenge to meet on the field to fight in a Rite to Gloria. I have seen Edain fight and I have seen Marian cross swords with others. I am curious to see Alis in action. My suspicion is that she will be quick, and I shall have to make sure I see to my defenses. Still, win or lose, I know she will fight with honor and it will be a pleasant experience to cross blades with her.

Written By Dagon

July 1, 2016, 5:20 p.m.(11/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Isolde

I am quite glad that the Princess was pleased with my gift. I had to put some thougt into it, and it was a new experience. Perhaps it will help me in the future. For now I will simply be happy that she liked it... Master Enzo did quite a remarkable job on that bracelet.

Written By Arianwen

July 1, 2016, 2:09 p.m.(11/27/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Victus

He speaks bluntly and in a manner that would perfectly fit the Lower Boroughs. He enjoys bawdy songs and has quite the lascivious spirit. I would be surprised if anyone in all of Arvum could defeat him in single combat, as he wields the legendary heirloom of House Tyde and earned legitimacy in war.

Written By Arianwen

July 1, 2016, 1:57 p.m.(11/27/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Gareth

Saw him aimlessly wandering around the Training Center one day. Apparently, he wants to learn how to use the sword. I can't fault his tenacity, but he'll be lucky to do more than hold the weapon aloft.

Written By Arianwen

July 1, 2016, 1:54 p.m.(11/27/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Edain

I don't know much about this Valardin High Lord, but from what I've seen, he carries himself with both confidence and presence of character few other nobles ever manage to achieve.

Written By Arianwen

July 1, 2016, 1:13 p.m.(11/27/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Chanse

Uncle Chanse took me in from the chaos of the Lower Boroughs when I needed him the most. He fed me, clothed me, and gave me a place to sleep safely away from the dangers of the slums or simply bad weather. In return, I worked myself to the bone in order to become the preeminent tavern wench in the Murder of Crows. I can never truly thank him for his kindnesses. I only hope he'll approve of whatever path I take in life.

Written By Arianwen

July 1, 2016, 1:08 p.m.(11/27/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Moira

We grew up together on the streets of Arx. Two Boroughs girls turning the city on its head for the sake of fun and thrilling experience. Wielder of wonderful perfumes and a bright spirit. A clever, beautiful, charming Grayhope. Most of all, however, my sister in life if not blood.

Written By Alrec

July 1, 2016, 9:34 a.m.(11/27/1003 AR)

We have anchored in Arx and the crew still content with their leave on Setarco are at ease but I worry that the lack of fight might be making them soft. The boatswain claims we need to dry-dock the ship and have the barnacles scrapped off its hull. I learned long time ago to just listen to this man even if he worries too much. Arriving at Arx, Lady Viviana was quick to send us a message. Shows that House Pravus is interested in our well-being. With her message she sent some spending money which I of course appreciated. Hopefully I can stand up to whatever stories they've heard about me. Though I'm not looking forward to the politicking. I rather be out sinking ships. We took a new name and have been calling ourselves the Bull Sharks of Setarco. I hope it sticks because I like it. For the time being we are staying with the Redrain because I can't think of anyone else who be willing to handle us. They've been good hosts for the time being. I meet a courtesan named Mirari, she had a lot of good information and was a great tease. Reminded me of what I was missing out at sea. Later on though, after I sat in my loneliness a woman appear, a northern woman. Morrighan she introduced herself as. Her hair was like fire and her skin reminded me of snow. She is a very sharp woman, witty and very protective of herself in such a way to alarmed me. She didn't feel like an easy mark. She seem able to take care of herself. Maybe I'm just anxious about meeting the nobles and the sight of a pretty servant seems more appealing. I also liked that she asked a lot of questions especially about little things like my turban and my identity. I might have told her too much, alcohol has that effect on me. Anyways, the quartermaster wants us to recruit more bodies especially if we upgrade our vessel. I tend to agree with him even though the Master at Arms is worried that his deputies have not finished their training. I compromised on the sail and gave him half of what I was going to spend for him to get his deputy up to date. He seemed pleased and I haven't heard from him since. I suspect that with the deputies trained we can take an extra crewmember aboard. We also need a cook.

Written By Viviana

July 1, 2016, 8:27 a.m.(11/27/1003 AR)

I concluded a new trade deal today. High quality lumber for new ships from the Oathlands, floated down the Lyceum split and then shipped to Setarco from Tor. Prince Edain and Marquis Gustave were both very helpful in arranging the deal for which I am grateful. I am not sure I have it in me to engage in prolonged bargaining. In truth I do not mind doing this work for my family, but I wish it was easier to intersperse it with more active pursuits. It seems a challenge to find people willing to face me even in a show fight, perhaps I should take it as a compliment, that they are afraid to lose and think I will outmath them. But it's hard to appreciate when I am still filled with this restless energy.

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