July 5, 2020, 6:44 p.m.(8/8/1013 AR)
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Fifteen caravels is no small feat and the Archduchess Regent needs to be applauded for her efforts in organising the shipbuilding.
I am very grateful for the new Magnotta caravel, the Sirocco and plan to have it put to good use as soon as possible.
July 5, 2020, 6:15 p.m.(8/8/1013 AR)
Work continues on establishing High Hill. The good news is that the long months of carving through the countryside are mostly resolved, and thus we may move on to the long months of making the land livable for civilized people. The fields must be made to take the plow and the mills brought to speed. Count Richard will no doubt prove himself a fine and capable leader, but it is the role of the elders in the family to help with the hard and difficult work. A strong High Hill will make for a strong Chevalle, and in doing so strengthen our Compact a whole. It is good and honest labor. I relish the opportunity to aid our people.
July 5, 2020, 5:54 p.m.(8/8/1013 AR)
Well, I've certainly now spent a considerable amount of time in quiet contemplation and prayer. I plan to soon make myself more available day to day, and will be glad to reply to any missive sent seeking counsel without undue delay.
If it's an issue too delicate to put to ink, you'll find me at the Shrine of Jayus with a pot of tea already steeping and paints at the ready.
July 5, 2020, 4:44 p.m.(8/8/1013 AR)
There's something magical to packing for an adventure.
July 5, 2020, 3:29 p.m.(8/8/1013 AR)
I attended the grand opening of stormbird's roost. Arx's first Eurisi Restaaurant The owner healer Rukhnis has outdone herself. the establishment is absolutely stunning and there were many scrumptious items on the menu that i am anxious to return to try though i likely will not go for seconds on the grasshopper which i nearly successfuly tried the first time. i appreciated the chance for new experience
July 5, 2020, 3:18 p.m.(8/8/1013 AR)
So it's finally happened. Drake, richard and I are finally officially Wyvernheart. Never have I been filled with such pride and hope. We owe a great deal of thanks to many. First to Dominique Marquessa and Marquis Calariian for entrusting us with this responsibility. To Legate Bianca and lady Tesh Telmar for their invaluable assistance. To members of the Blanchard household Verity Locke and our cousin Lord Jordan and finally to Count Philippe Blanchard. His guidance and support in these past months cannot be overstated. It may be some time yet before we can host a proper gathering of thanks but they have my heart from this moment. may wyrmguard, wyvernheart, and blanchard continue to grow and to prosper
July 5, 2020, 2:55 p.m.(8/8/1013 AR)
I heard about the sucess of Prince Niklas latest play and it brings a smile to my face. Though I am a disciple of Vellichor and not Jayus, I have alays taken pleasure in the power of words and the arts to move the soul and admire those who use their pen while others ready their swors. My his words draw people together into the light lest the fall in the waiting arms of darkness
July 5, 2020, 1:35 p.m.(8/8/1013 AR)
Again, I am filled with the deepest gratitude to those kind and generous souls who offered their assistance as we raised funds to help the Hart bring good things to Arx and Avrum.
I very much look forward to recognizing the kind donations of Lord Alban Farshaw, Lady Amieli Igniseri, Lady Braelynn Deepwood on behalf of House Deepwood, Prince Dimitri Velenosa, Baroness Lucita Saik, Lady Piccola Tessere on behalf of of House Tessere and our other generous donors who wished to remain anonymous at this time.
Thanks to their generosity our Hart can continue to work hard to raise spirits, silver and support so that all in our realm may grow and thrive.
To be true, good people like these who give without hesitation to my Hart humbled and heartened me. To see how much can be achieved when we work together will never stop to amaze and inspire me. It is so vital to our realm's success regardless of efforts or cause.
Again, my heart goes to all of our generous supporters -- past, present and future. You are beautiful reminders of hope in an oft empty and dark sky.
July 5, 2020, 1:31 p.m.(8/8/1013 AR)
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It was with pride that, on this day, I saw a proclamation that bore the name of Nurie Baseborn on it. Congratulations, Nurie.
July 5, 2020, 1:28 p.m.(8/8/1013 AR)
Countess Carita has assured me that the pieces of aeterna fabric that are barely held together which she gifted me are actually a dress. I am a little dubious, but the second opinion I sought has also confirmed. It's a dress. Now, to figure out on what occasion to wear it.
Thank you, sister. I am certain it will make an impression!
July 5, 2020, 11:48 a.m.(8/8/1013 AR)
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What a magnificent ceremony that was. I must however correct you on one pertinent detail for the records.
Like some common creature? Never. It was my gift to you, to speak out against all etiquette and sense, and blatantly ensure you knew that I stood with you on your fine day.
July 5, 2020, 10:50 a.m.(8/7/1013 AR)
It's been fairly quiet since my last journal entry. I always struggle with these; we never did them back home. I've spent some time since getting to know Scout Rowenova - a nice woman, seemingly eager to help - and Guardsman Tarik. I was invited to help an expedition, but the short notice meant my duty to Lady Rona came first. I also happened to find an injured raven. I took it as a sign, and I nursed it back to health. I named him Soot, for his color when I found him. He's turned darker since.
July 5, 2020, 6:03 a.m.(8/7/1013 AR)
The Dark Queen, the Bright Mirror and the Silken Prince.
They are the jewels of our March, these caravels, the physical manifestation of our dreams. Here I record my gratitude to my husband for the first two, and the Archduchess-Regent and her Voices for the last. Velenosa is not only liege, and ally, but friend and in this friendship, we will all profit. In land, in wealth, in prestige. With these three, we will lay claim to history; we will return and restore what was once lost; we will return light and life to darkness and ruin.
July 5, 2020, 5:33 a.m.(8/7/1013 AR)
It's been many a year since my needle was unsteady in my hand. My apologies to Jayus for the shaky seam, the loose thread. They were provoked.
July 5, 2020, 4:12 a.m.(8/7/1013 AR)
Touring the Mourning Isles with Prince Niklas' play was quite the ride. The play itself was, well let's go with less than subtle. Not that I think it matters. Touring the isles did mean I had to take a ship between locations. This was my least favourite part. Even more than the assassination attempt on the cast.
Villains are enjoyably to play, especially when I give them a depth. Though hopefully that doesn't make them exactly likeable.
July 5, 2020, 1:30 a.m.(8/7/1013 AR)
I do not get to dance enough, I think. I enjoy it so much but I always forget it's there. Something I can even enjoy on my own. I'm grateful for Lord Malvici reminding me of it. I hope I have the free time to get better at remembering all the ways to move.. At least I'll have plenty of hobbies to keep me busy.
July 5, 2020, 12:59 a.m.(8/7/1013 AR)
New House, new lands, new rooms... new name.
Going to take some getting used to Wyvernheart, but I absolutely trust Richard's leadership as the new Count.
Very proud of what we've accomplished.
July 5, 2020, 12:22 a.m.(8/7/1013 AR)
July 4, 2020, 11:23 p.m.(8/7/1013 AR)
Everyone should go to Stormbird's Roost, Kenjay. Can that go in my journals? They have the best tea. Their musicians are exquisitely talented. Their food. I'm told the decor is beautiful. Please, tell everyone.
July 4, 2020, 9:26 p.m.(8/6/1013 AR)
Not all languages need be written or spoken. Much can be conveyed, and deep bonds formed, in the language without words, and some employ it with surpassing eloquence.