Oct. 16, 2021, 3:20 p.m.(5/23/1016 AR)
The moment where you can just take a large breath. Because spring....Spring. It feels so good on the skin. I had an enjoyable time at the Springtime Faire as well. Duchess Isabeau and Lady Tesha did a great time....
PS. My husband did take first at something. First once. Our house is livable again. Congratulations to Prince Patrizio!
Oct. 16, 2021, 2:57 p.m.(5/23/1016 AR)
Such a wonderful day yesterday! Although I admit I am only just recovering. The Spring Faire was well-attended, and Softest Cesare was kind enough to save me from myself when I set to worrying too much about Duchess Telmar. Of the dancing afterward I shall say that I lost track of the time and was late reading my daughter her bedtime story, and I'm still finding sand in odd places.
Oct. 16, 2021, 6 a.m.(5/22/1016 AR)
Recently the excuse I had been looking for came about and I had the joy of an excuse that would allow me to return to the island where I was born or raised.
That joy was tempered by the nature of the request. It was difficult to see the old town devastated by that landslide but I saw enough to know that my brother, The Baron Engolo, has the situation well under control. I will help if he wants it of course, but I dont think he will.
The reason I had been looking to return was that I have wished, for some time now, to speak to Arrigo and make some sort of peace. It is hard to forget that he turned me out but nobody can cling to old hurts like that forever without it damaging them greatly. It was time to move on and hopefully, now that a sort of peace has been made, we can both do that.
As the Malespero motto goes: From Tragedy; Strength.
Oct. 15, 2021, 10:10 a.m.(5/20/1016 AR)
While being sort of convalecent - when did I start using that word so much?! - I have delved further into the adventure of discovery of old lore, myth and legend. To believe I used to think reading was a waste of time, even boring! Now I make excited noises finding new parts of history - well, new to me, that is. I spend half the night with my nose buried in books, I forget to eat sometimes. I do not even really go to social events - I find that it is hard to maintain social graces with my condition. I might smash some furniture again, and that would be so very awkward - I hate to ruin the mood when I normally spread cheer. But! Fear not, I shall soon be fine again and no doubt back on the social scene. Mean while, small gatherings with good friends is very fullfilling, even more so if we talk history.
Oct. 14, 2021, 9:14 p.m.(5/19/1016 AR)
The other day was just ridiculous. On my way to meet up with Phani, (Theophania) for lunch I ran into Lord Titus. We exchanged some words and still felt the effects from our last battle. Lady Thea and Lady Kiera came and helped us feel much better. Once we had gone to the market in Central. It was soooo busy! Another prodigal Lord Mattheu, joined us with his friendly jingling approach. Titus made a hilarious joke about fasting in response to him saying something about him being hungry. Titus took his leave and then talked a little while with Lady Kiera and Lord Mattheu. I found out she breeds Masstifs and shall be getting one when I mentioned how I had been wanting a dog of my own. So exited. After they departed and hours had passed, I took Phani to traders tavern and paid for our meal. I grew much closer to her and I look forward to our friendship. Was a good day after a really bad fight, man that was really brutal. I must not fight carelessly next time.Eswynd blood gets pumping and we don't know how to stop.
Oct. 14, 2021, 11:03 a.m.(5/18/1016 AR)
Had a quiet few weeks, but taken the time to train and craft, and even went to some social events. I now feel fully at home in Telmar tower, enjoying my own room there. I train with the Telmar Guards daily when in the city, and I take trips for a few days out in the forest near Arx whenever I can.
Oct. 13, 2021, 7:39 p.m.(5/17/1016 AR)
You'll see the caravel, but her captain has gone a-wandering.
Oct. 13, 2021, 7:34 p.m.(5/17/1016 AR)
Prince Sebastian has joined the Scholars and added his intellect to our study of historic lessons, especially around strategy. A much-needed bit of examination for The Compact's safety and success. With his rank and focus, he could become a very valuable teacher, translating studies of past efforts into information presented in a way modern military leaders can grasp. Teaching is more than just conveying knowledge as it much include coaching and framing that allows the students to actually internalize the lessons being offered. His Highness seems like he might have the knack for such.
Oct. 13, 2021, 2:41 p.m.(5/17/1016 AR)
Oh, what is this?
Oh! I see! How sweet!
Did you know, baking a cake with the eggs of a basilisk causes -terrible- stomach discomfort? I know it. Well, I learned it, after. ... don't ask such silly questions, scholar; trust me, you'd rather not hear the details.
Is that a quill? Is that -your- quill?
Why does everyone in this city have the survival instincts of a kitten?
Kathivor has a sweet tooth! I found his stash.
Has anyone seen my cousin? I think she might be avoiding me.
Oct. 13, 2021, 10:41 a.m.(5/16/1016 AR)
After some arguments, tea service was held with wobbly chairs and a table that refused to stay still. The fork played a good hand to holding things in place.
Oct. 13, 2021, 9:53 a.m.(5/16/1016 AR)
The scribes I hired have been working diligently on compiling the Triad poems from the recent picnic into books for all who attended. Copies will also be made available to the Scholars and Disciples of Jayus. Those should be completed soon.
Luckily, my interest in hearing more poetry has been (temporarily) sated by the discovery of yet another poetic form that I had not encountered before. It is called a Reflection - what a loaded name - and has a very particular rhyming pattern. I may need to organize another picnic.
Oct. 11, 2021, 10:13 p.m.(5/13/1016 AR)
Man that was a really bloody battle. I'm still a bit shaken by it to be honest. Best to rest my mind for now.
Oct. 11, 2021, 5:44 p.m.(5/13/1016 AR)
Things have been picking up really nicely now that I'm back in Arx. For a few weeks I was totally without connections and it seemed like all my chances might've dried up like so many sun-baked riverbeds, but desires flow freely in Arx and there is always some part of the chains of commerce that is lacking. Once again I've found a place filling that gap in the chain, and profiting as well. Now just to actually do something with this, to fulfill some of my own desires.
Oct. 11, 2021, 5:22 p.m.(5/13/1016 AR)
Sprawl, take up space, be seen --
Oct. 11, 2021, 1:11 p.m.(5/12/1016 AR)
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The market regulates itself. If someone sells high someone will undercut and they will have to lower the price or make no money.
If you go to the market now you can see that this is already happening.
But I mean, if someone is smart and sells something that is hard to get by for a good profit, that is just good business.
Oct. 11, 2021, 7:06 a.m.(5/12/1016 AR)
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Despite how much he favors tradition over anything progressive, I can see why when we are out in battle. Revers through and through we are. I myself, as much as I love how new The Compact is, and how everything is so fancy. I never forget the home on the Isle that I grew up on. Those days as children, yearning to join the revers on the next place to raid. I am as proud an Eswynd as my near-brother. I may poke fun and annoy him with cheeky comments but he has my upmost respect and loyalty. Fighting along side him and our Allies have humbled me once again.
Oct. 11, 2021, 6:37 a.m.(5/12/1016 AR)
I had a lovely albeit short time spend with Lady Mabelle and Lord Kastelon, both were charming in their own way and I hope to do it again sometime time soon.
Oct. 11, 2021, 6:36 a.m.(5/12/1016 AR)
Seems I have not quite got the hand of my new bow and arrow, but I shall keep practicing. Fighting Shaavs is good practice. Although, I did get whacked a bit good. Thanks be to Savio for saving me in the nick of time so i only get a knick on mine..shoulder from an axe slash. Oh rather witty that joke. HA But I suppose it is not in good fashion to laugh so hard at ones,however clever they may be, jokes. Well, born on the Isles I was, so fashion wasn't much a thing, you'd think writing I would stop from rambling. That near-brother-of mine would probably have my head on a pike if he heard me prattling and rambling like a silly school girl. oops suppose I shall end my thoughts here.
Oct. 11, 2021, 4:19 a.m.(5/12/1016 AR)
I wonder how Gild feels about those who attempt to artificially manipulate the markets of our city? Is it within in her values to put in requests to buy services at obscenely low prices and then turn around to immediately sell them at up to four times the bought price? Is this the sort of values we wish to be ruling our markets and our trade centers?
Oct. 10, 2021, 11:40 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
Spring's blooming has does me well... Even as I still see harder days yet ahead. For now; I enjoy training with my brothers and sisters in this fresh air.
I've stumbled into good company, of late. In the Blackheart I've found a reliable sparring partner---it's rare I'm challenged by those I face, and in her, I find that challenge. A Whisper has afforded me company and fresh places.
...I've been pointed toward the Society of Explorers as an avenue to improve my instincts in the woods, to conduct good works without Arx's walls. Time will show how that goes.