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Written By Victus

May 20, 2016, 7:19 p.m.(7/15/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Donrai

He has brought me here to Arx, and I never thought lazying about in this cesspool of perfume and flapping tongues would grate on my nerves quite as much. Still, Uncle knows best.

Written By Victus

May 20, 2016, 7:16 p.m.(7/15/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Valerius

There is nothing worse than great potential wasted in self indulgence. And what's the point of a smile or friendship if you give it to anyone at all?

Written By Victus

May 20, 2016, 7:05 p.m.(7/14/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Dagon

I support my family, even the willfully delusional of them. He still has time to wisen up a little bit, and embrace the Thraxian in him.

Written By Victus

May 20, 2016, 7:01 p.m.(7/14/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Margot

I butchered her father and cut my bloody way through Tyde. You would think that would make her plot against me, against us. Perhaps she is. Heh. Until she shows her hand she's useful, though.

Written By Denica

May 16, 2016, 7:55 p.m.(7/4/1003 AR)

((Written on fine vellum, in black ink and often flourishing script, which occasionally teeters between a steady and terribly unsteady hand))

    So I'm not really sure how to start, but I haven't exactly been doing as the scribes of Vellichor so earnestly advocate. Still, it's been suggested to me that by beginning one of these 'White Journals,' I would better embody the image of a 'proper noblewoman.' And the heavens forbid (also, dearest Grandfather) I act like some undomesticated thrall while representing the exalted House of Thrax. So, here goes:

    At long last, I've left that crusty old castle floating in the eastern sea. As of this writing, I am sitting in the back of a carriage on its way to the grand city of Arx. May Lagoma sail me to new beginnings and unforgettable excitement! Of course, I do not doubt that Grandfather Thrax intends this as an opportunity to marry me away, so I can 'bestow headaches upon some other man.' Still, I won't let that bring me down. This is an adventure, and not even my family's scheming can stop me from enjoying it. Along the way, I saw all sorts of different flora and fauna too lovely and graceful to ever have the faintest chance of surviving along the salty Mourning Isles. I managed to put over a dozen to sketchpad, and can hardly wait to arrive so I can paint them in all their glory. This morning, I heard the most achingly beautiful songbird chirping away in the trees. I would have found it too, if I just had a few more hours of freedom, while the servants enjoyed breakfast. But naturally, my brackish guards strongly advised me to stay near the caravan, so I didn't get the chance. Part of me still can't believe they threatened to tell on me to Grandfather. But gods, I'm sure it looks as enchanting as it sounds. Maybe later, I can bribe some more agreeable sorts to escort me outside the city limits. Until then, I'll be busy immortalizing the plants and animals I did see on canvas, and exploring Arx in all its highly esteemed glory.

    A thousand years ago, the place was just a tiny little unremarkable fortress. Today, every single great house is represented in the five of its nine different wards. People of all walks of life live here, from cultures that run the gamut of the entire Compact. It will be delightful to walk through the markets, collecting gorgeous dresses and dazzling trinkets as a reminder of my time spent here. Perhaps even more exciting, I've heard many other nobles, from Redrain to Velenosa, live here. Which means I'll have the chance to meet and greet more remarkable people than I can count. Maybe I'll even get to see the King himself! Wishful thinking, I know, but perhaps his Voice will let me see him, or even draw him (hint, hint). It would be an incredible honor to be one of the few artists distinguished enough to put his royal visage to canvas. Anyway, we're just about to reach the gate to the city, and I don't want to miss my own dramatic entrance. Adventure awaits!

Princess Denica, the Little Devil of Thrax (better to own the moniker than leave it open for ridicule!)

Written By Isolde

May 16, 2016, 1:36 a.m.(7/2/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Fawkuhl

Dominus of the Faith, and oh so proud of that fact, Isolde enjoys her conversations with him. She, almost certainly, enjoys them for entirely different reasons than the Dominus might assume. Their first meeting, he even went so far to say that they would have been married, if they weren't called to the Faith. The poor dear.

Written By Isolde

May 15, 2016, 1:39 p.m.(6/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Margot

The lovely Lady Tyde, who has such a tragic history. Isolde has encountered her, and just pities the poor wilting flower. Hopefully the woman can do good things in the Assembly. She may be an interesting conversationalist from time to time.

Written By Isolde

May 15, 2016, 1:36 p.m.(6/28/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Esera

Isolde adores her older sister. She's far more capable to lead than Isolde could ever be, and so she does everything she can to make her life easier. If some of Isolde's adventures in misadventure may cause her harm, she'll actually think twice about it. The Lyceum states are all about backstabbing and plotting. Everyone needs someone to rely on without question, and Isolde is determined to be that for Esera.

Written By Brianna

May 14, 2016, 11:20 p.m.(6/26/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Deva

I admire Princess Deva Redrain so much. She has all the passion of the Northlands and refuses to surrender it even for a moment. Father was always pressing me to play the perfect southern lady when at court, and it chaffed. Some moments could be enjoyable, but it never fit right. It's so refreshing to see a woman who refuses to change who she is for anyone.

Written By Brianna

May 14, 2016, 10:57 p.m.(6/26/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Vercyn

Duke Vercyn is a great man who ended the threat of many of the worst shav tribes and has been fighting for years for Redrain. As a father, he is infuriating. Controlling, angry, always wishing to tell me precisely how to live, who I can talk to, what I might do, trying to guide every step while being at the same time distant, cold and scheming. A great man, and a terrible, terrible father, who seems not to care for family at all, only for how they reflect upon him.

Written By Alistair

May 14, 2016, 10:21 p.m.(6/26/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Jareth

I do not have time to sort out every minor wrongdoing, and the Inquisition is not in the business of punishing petty crimes. Still, this particular actor seems entirely too involved with too many noble women. There is something there, and I wonder if I should keep an eye out.

Written By Alistair

May 14, 2016, 9:13 p.m.(6/26/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Yasmine

I have only met the beautiful Ravashari a few times in the Lower Boroughs, but her dances are unforgettable. Like most, she has no cause to like or trust the Inquisition and I can hardly fault her for that. But I hope she can at least be reassured another prodigal is trying to do some good.

Written By Ailith

May 14, 2016, 9:10 p.m.(6/26/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Preston

It is reassuring to find in someone so young, a passion burning bright to do the work of the gods and shine for Gloria. I envy him seeing the field, but I wish for the gods to smile upon his works.

Written By Aldwin

May 14, 2016, 9:03 p.m.(6/26/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Lailah

Very few choose the Scholars of Vellichor as their first choice. We have many reluctant members who come because scholarship is an easy, steady employement, but I find Lailah to be different. She has a passion for it, and I could see great things in her future.

Written By Aldwin

May 14, 2016, 8:57 p.m.(6/26/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Fawkuhl

I've seen several different Domini in my time, recording the Elevation of the Pantheon when a new Dominus is risen up after the last has joined the Pantheon in Elysia. Fawkuhl seems highly intelligent, far more so than he lets on to most, and is an ambitious man. The faithful must believe he has the best intentions of the Faith at heart. He must, after all.

Written By Ailith

May 14, 2016, 8:41 p.m.(6/26/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Fawkuhl

It is hard to be with the voice of the gods and not feel overwhelming faith and piety, to know that one stands with one speaking for the divine. Despite this, he does not seem to fall prey to vanity like many powerful men do, and I can only but hope this remains true.

Written By Ailith

May 14, 2016, 8:40 p.m.(6/26/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Alaric

The king is a good man. He is not, however, a holy man. He worships with me as the palace seraph, but there is a perfunctory nature to it, and I feel he was not willing to truly listen until recently when he was most troubled. I had hoped him growing closer to the gods would aim him, but I fear it may have come too late.

Written By Ailith

May 14, 2016, 8:38 p.m.(6/26/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Isolde

It is jarring for anyone raised in the Oathlands to see those who worship the Thirteenth willingly, who place themselves on the path of darkness and still claim to be good and godly women. Princess Isolde Velenosa is one such example, and the woman makes no apologies for it. Despite a bone deep revulsion for the Thirteenth, I cannot fully fault the charming woman. She has the courage of her convictions, and even if she is on the wrong path, she seems to come by them honestly.

Written By Leona

May 14, 2016, 2:25 p.m.(6/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Ailith

The King's Own often prays with the Palace Seraph rather than going through the trouble of going all the way down to the Cathedral for daily prayers. Ailith just seems to have something special about her, the kind of infectious belief that bolsters everyone around her. I was not raised by House Thrax to be particularly ardent, but it's hard not to feel the faith talking to this woman.

Written By Leona

May 14, 2016, 1:55 p.m.(6/25/1003 AR)

Relationship Note on Donrai

Some call my grandfather an evil man. It seems like the sort of hyperbolic political rhetoric one would immediately discard, but I'm not so sure. Callous? Certainly. Ruthless? Absolutely. Tyrannical? Without a doubt. But evil? He rules over Thrax with a firm grip that's unmatched by any other high lord over their realms, and while the Mourning Isles have less warring with shavs, I'm not so certain they are truly better for it.

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