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.
Oct. 10, 2021, 9:34 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
To take a point farther in my last writing...The Why of a warrior is vitally important to everything about them. It can help measure the chance of victory and of defeat. Why do you do the thing that you do? Why do you go out to war in the first place? Because you were ordered to? Because duty demanded it? Or is it something more...This same why applied to virtually all other aspects of life.
When my why is more powerful than my opponents, even when that opponent is death, my chances of success are greater than they were under a lesser why. My mind, body, and spirit will attune and act more as one in those situations. I encourage everyone to deeply consider their why.
Oct. 10, 2021, 9:29 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
To be the greatest warrior one can be I believe it requires balance. Balance in understanding, training, tactics, equipment, and why. To be mighty with a sword and weak with understanding will bring about utter disaster. Combat, war, be it physical, mental, or social is 90% the mind and only 10% the body. Striving to understand yourself and then your enemy will take you far and failing to do so will see you fall short.
I am at a place in my life where I strive for this balance perhaps more than ever. I now strive to be mighty with a blade, even sharper of mind, and deadly with the pen.
Oct. 10, 2021, 9:28 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
Having a partner who challenges you in many ways is a double-edged sword. You appreciate that both sides are there to protect you while also knowing that you might kill each other.
Oct. 10, 2021, 9:08 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
It is good to have returned to the city. My time in Greenhaven was wonderful, however, my family here needs my help as well and it is time that I directed some focus in that direction. Expect great things to soon come from Greenmarch, for when united we are Untamed and Unconquered.
Oct. 10, 2021, 8 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
Listen up: IF you can't be hopeful you better be defiant! I don't know what or how but there will be penalties for defeatists. If I can't mope and drown my sorrows no one else can either.
Oct. 10, 2021, 6:57 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
I think that I need resume my meanderings about to the taverns of the city - my guide has fallen by the wayside with the troubles that we faced of late, but to let it linger while we wait for peace... means that I might never finish it.
Plus the distraction might be lovely, given that I keep turning my thoughts to what might come next. Better to have a peaceful - if expensive - hobby for a bit than to stew in my office, no?
Oct. 10, 2021, 6:20 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
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Conversations with the Baroness Ysabel are always intellectually stimulating. The poise, the depth of views but also the understanding of limits, something truly beautiful to see.
Oct. 10, 2021, 6:19 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
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Of all to have spoke with in the last fortnight, only you were the one to offer a countering view.
That is something I can truly respect as it is a view that comes with understanding behind it. While I can disagree, partially, there is a beauty in a contrarian view with intelligence behind it.
Oct. 10, 2021, 6:14 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
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You know in peace she would get bored, but in war she would worry and work endlessly to protect us all.
Such was our Duchess.
Oct. 10, 2021, 6:01 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
Today I tickled my babies noses and cheeks with a flower and listened to them squeal in delight, happy grins and a hint of surprise. It reminded me of when Ignacio Fidante, the Knight of Roses used to tickle my cheek with a rose back in 1007 and the indignat expression on Arik's face when I tickled his nose with a flower. I wonder if Ignacio and Cadencia plays with their children that way.
Oct. 10, 2021, 4:33 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
Work doesn't stop just because you leave. Thank you for reminding me, Rocco. While you're at it, bring that bottle of whiskey there. Thanks.
Oct. 10, 2021, 4:30 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
The blood moon is fast approaching, and every yime I find myself growing antsier and antsier.
Oct. 10, 2021, 4:26 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
Ive been helping clear put all the weeds and such from the gardens at home. It's such an amazing and clean feeling, digging in the earth. It's so refreshing. There's something so satisfying when you sit back and see your hard work when everything starts to grow.
Oct. 10, 2021, 4:22 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
It's been such a great week! I was able to step out and visit and....well...I feel closerbto a new friend. It was great! It's always nice when you don't have to hide a piece of yourself any longer. Is hide even the right word? Protect it? It's a freeing feeling nonetheless!
Oct. 10, 2021, 4:07 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
Spent some much needed time home, in Southport. I needed to feel the ocean breeze, smell the salt. See some of my family, yes. Even my mother. She enjoyed seeing Calo, which there was no doubt. She said how proud she thought my father would be, of me and if his namesake.
The trip was well woerh it, my mind cleared. My son able to meet close friends and family. I am content. Now to return to work.
Oct. 10, 2021, 3:39 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
The house is bustling with some much activity. Many preparations underway and the scent of fresh flowers is everywhere. I keep sneaking into the kitchen to steal treats, but I am told this it is my prerogative to have as many as I want. Except, I'm quite sure the bits of cake I snatch, when no one is looking, taste the best.
Oct. 10, 2021, 3:20 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
What wise and inspiring words Archlector Roran has shared. I must endeavor to get to know him better
Oct. 10, 2021, 3:18 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
I have promised master Jareth a scene. I have not forgotten. I have simply been pulled in many directions and my hands want for time to put the workings of my brain to the page
Oct. 10, 2021, 3:13 p.m.(5/11/1016 AR)
I am beginning to have qite a collection of flowers thanks to a friend. How these precious little tokens brighten my day. Though I have told the giver of these small treasures how much I appreciate them, it reminds me that I do too little to express my feelings to those I care for and that I need not save for pricey trinkets in order to do so. I must simply be more attentive to what brings them joy and more conscientous about bring these things into their lives