Jan. 8, 2023, 9:29 p.m.(3/11/1019 AR)
Made it back to the Kay today on the morning tide. Was glad to see Ian with all his limbs still attached. No telling where Catalana and Evander have gotten off to.
Jan. 8, 2023, 9:22 p.m.(3/11/1019 AR)
Who knew there were so many ways to spend coin for charity? So many charities. So much need. It is a mite overwhelming.
Jan. 8, 2023, 7:56 p.m.(3/11/1019 AR)
I decided to make a chain or a brigadine dress. I figure plate would just be /too/ stiff. I should also add gems! Perhaps it would be two pieces as a single piece would be heavy to put on. Perhaps it can be a combination of the two? I am still unsure of what metal to craft it in. Honestly, I would love to make it in diamondplate, but who has that kind of money? I don't. Though, it would shimmer and just be so beautiful to look upon. I have the image in my head, but planning it and implementing the idea in practice will be difficult. Though, I hope to make an entire set of this fashionable set by summer. Perhaps I will make it of cupridium and use the very sun itself as inspiration. Maybe I could make enough money to purchase the materials to craft a diamondplate one for next winter! Oh that would be beautiful.
Jan. 8, 2023, 7:47 p.m.(3/11/1019 AR)
I can't help but to notice that crime has increased in the Lowers. There is more theft. There are more fires. There are more fights and general thuggery. Thing is, the folk of the Lowers don't typically do this to themselves. So, I am beginning to feel that it is something different. Something trying to cause strife amongst the denizens of the Lowers. I will get to the bottom of it. I will likely have to punch in a few teeth if my suspicions are correct.
Jan. 8, 2023, 7:43 p.m.(3/11/1019 AR)
So I have decided to search for an apprentice. Pass on the knowledge that Felix bestowed upon me. Though, smithing whether it be working in weapons, jewelry, or armor is rather hard work. So, I honestly don't have a long line of people out my door seeking apprenticeship. I seek to better my craft, but have hit a wall. I am going to have get more creative in my endeavors to improve further. Perhaps I should start looking outside of Arx for help. This could be fun!
Jan. 8, 2023, 6:12 p.m.(3/11/1019 AR)
Productive week. Messengers sent out about some House matters, just need the season to change.
Excellent meeting as well in the Stacks, trying to piece together a cryptic story.
Jan. 8, 2023, 5:16 p.m.(3/11/1019 AR)
What's the Queen's Blade?
It's a question I get asked a lot, Scholar, especially just recently. It's a position, it's a responsibility, it's a duty and a freedom and a trust. I have to set some stuff aside in order to be a good Harlequin, and I have to take on other stuff. It's hard to explain, but the Queen's Blade can do things that Raymesin Ulbran can't - and Raymesin Ulbran can do stuff the Queen's Blade can't. Insulting silks, for instance. That's something the Queen's Blade can't do, but Raymesin Ulbran can.
Jan. 8, 2023, 3:18 p.m.(3/11/1019 AR)
Nothing wrong with an old-fashioned whiskey.
Jan. 8, 2023, 3:16 p.m.(3/11/1019 AR)
I said I needed time.
Jan. 8, 2023, 11:34 a.m.(3/11/1019 AR)
I had the opportunity to attend a gathering at rivenshari and watch children at play. in the course of events, two young sisters got into an argument. their parent gently corrected them and after a few tense moments, the girls apolologized and joined hands to go skating. If only adult disagreements could be resolved so simply
Jan. 8, 2023, 11:27 a.m.(3/11/1019 AR)
It was a pleasure to visit telmar tower and have individuals from across the realm gather to share news. It was nice to see Lady Tesha and duchess Isabeau again and my dear fried Marquis Cahal has returned to the city
Jan. 7, 2023, 9:07 p.m.(3/9/1019 AR)
Shattered one of my best teacups upon an Oathlander within an attempt to ride a horse. The horse is back to pulling the cart for market hauls.
Still confused by something said about the shop having been burned to the ground.
What exactly happened as I was away?
Jan. 7, 2023, 6:35 p.m.(3/9/1019 AR)
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I have known Caspian since I first came to the city, it feels like forever and a day ago now.
I had many things going on when I came to the city and never got to truely sit down to get to know him and in that I do have regrets about. But here recently it seems that we have found the time to sit and talk and I am thankful for it. I have found a friend that I did not know I had. Every time I sit and speak with him, he truly amazes me.
Jan. 7, 2023, 3:21 p.m.(3/9/1019 AR)
Soon spring will be upon us.
I will miss the snow.
I will miss the ice.
I will miss the cold.
I don't mind spring too much. It is at least bearable.
It is summer though that becomes unbearable to me. One can only shed so many clothes off before it becomes indecent.
At least with winter you can bundle to be warm. Find a warm body, fire or drink.
Maybe I need to look at the seasons coming more critically.
Jan. 7, 2023, 12:07 p.m.(3/9/1019 AR)
Will one of the bovine lovers open a bar called "The Tipsy Cow" already?
And put a cattle bell over the door?
And serve cocktails based on milk?
And cover the seats with cow hide?
There. Pitched to the realm.
I'd open a dog lover bar but I'm already committed to bees.
Jan. 7, 2023, 9:24 a.m.(3/8/1019 AR)
Two lovely dinners amid friends and allies the last few days were heartwarming and worth the effort of trudging through the snow to attend them.
Jan. 6, 2023, 11:38 p.m.(3/8/1019 AR)
I plan to host more dinners as the months pass so that we can be aware of what is going on in the fealty chain and to remind them that we are always here if they need us.
Jan. 6, 2023, 3:14 p.m.(3/7/1019 AR)
I recently sent out a message that I was looking for patronage, particularly from someone able to raise funds so that I may travel out into the world to classify all manner of plant-life: herbs, flowers, shrubs, trees, mosses, even mushrooms. This is not merely an effort to increase my and the rest of Avrum's collective understanding of botany, but one I hope will produce tangible benefits: better remedies to heal the ill, new spices to flavour our food, plants grown for no other purpose than their sheer beauty, and plants that offer recreational properties when imbibed or inhaled. The list is practically endless.
Both Archlector Felix Meadson and Lady Marli Zaffria reached out to me, offering to guide me as my patrons. After conversing at length with both, I am now formally and officially one of Lady Zaffria's proteges. I truly hope the future will be bright for both of us.
Jan. 4, 2023, 10:18 a.m.(3/3/1019 AR)
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We got through the months of morning sickness undetected. At least Talwyn was home at Saik Tower then. We got through the mid months where strategic use of shawls, loose garments, bulky armor with cross body belts, pouches and the like concealed the growing belly, or so I think no one really noticed. So much is happening to occupy attention of others. Then there was need for one of us to return to Saikland and Talwyn left. I miss my husband. There is no hiding that there will soon be another Saik infant though. I took a little tumble on an icy patch in the snow and the midwife had to check me over a few times. All is well and Tally will soon be a father to another child.. or two if this turns out to be twins again. Wonder what shall we name him or her or them?
Jan. 3, 2023, 7:07 a.m.(2/28/1019 AR)
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You don't answer it.
You turn and walk away.