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Written By Raven

Sept. 25, 2022, 10:10 p.m.(6/13/1018 AR)

I am constantly reminded how blessed and beloved I am and it is sincerely humbling.

Written By Raven

Sept. 25, 2022, 10:08 p.m.(6/13/1018 AR)

I am relieved that the traditionalists were turned away from stormward and that everyone I cared about in that battle survived to see another day. It does not surprise me to see so many came to Stormward's defense.

Written By Medeia

Sept. 25, 2022, 8:06 p.m.(6/13/1018 AR)

Anyone with a touch of sense would know not to believe stories about Eswynders eating their captives after battle.

Traitors are given their due: a cross upon the shore.

Unless these rumormongers are suggesting scavenger birds are subject to our marquis? That would be quite the power. Alas, that is not the case, and I would caution against furthering such ugly lies.

Written By Amari

Sept. 25, 2022, 7:38 p.m.(6/13/1018 AR)

Still farming. Plenty of cabbage will be needed this year as Reveillon grows and Artshall rebuilds. One can't live on honey alone. I do hope everyone is preparing for the bitter winter to come.

Written By Thea

Sept. 25, 2022, 6:27 p.m.(6/13/1018 AR)

I came home from one trip and well----I'm preparing for another.

Written By Thea

Sept. 25, 2022, 6:16 p.m.(6/13/1018 AR)

Lina is crawling around the halls now. Climbing onto everything. Mostly the dogs. I almost pity them....Then I remember how much they chewed through everything and the pity is quickly replaced with amusement. They've earned it. However, she is taken aside and shown how to respect the dogs just as much. I realize that may seem young, but it's never too young to teach that. She'll learn. Thankfull the dogs have more patience than most people I know.

Written By Mabelle

Sept. 25, 2022, 5:42 p.m.(6/13/1018 AR)

Perhaps it is not wise to board a ship without having prior knowledge of the situation you are sailing into.
Perhaps ignorance is bliss and your only way to deal with a situation.

Written By Caspian

Sept. 25, 2022, 5:24 p.m.(6/13/1018 AR)

I have found that often the best training one can get, is teaching others. It's amazing how much we sharpen up when we work on instructing others

Written By Lisebet

Sept. 25, 2022, 10:35 a.m.(6/12/1018 AR)

Today's tea is a fruit infused chamomile that tastes wonderfully like summer.

Written By Nigel

Sept. 25, 2022, 8:55 a.m.(6/12/1018 AR)

I do believe that after I have taken enough time painting to become passingly adequate, I will learn to ride.

N.

Written By Ann

Sept. 25, 2022, 3:25 a.m.(6/12/1018 AR)

Relationship Note on Briseis

I am so excited that Miss Briseis has accepted my request to have her as my protege. I am looking forward to seeing where this goes. She is such a delight and I will enjoy watching her grow!

Written By Sen'azala

Sept. 25, 2022, 3:05 a.m.(6/12/1018 AR)

It has been some weeks, but I'm annoyed enough that I ought to go ahead and put it in writing. House Venandi is not, and has never been, a prodigal house. House Venandi is the royal house of the Primasen of Dhiib'andzi, older than the Compact itself by several thousand years. That Arvum is drenched in the blood of my people is no indication of debt to the Arvani; quite the opposite, and the idea that the Compact is in any way *owed* the services of a foreign royal line that has already given everything to protect the peoples of Arvum despite said peoples' scorn and betrayal is, to put it very, very mildly, absurd and insulting.

I understand that it's largely the result of people simply not knowing any of this, or, if they do, not fully grasping the implications, but I also expect that, once told, they stop insisting on being completely and utterly wrong. Or, at the very least, if they do insist on it, they can say it to my face so that *I* can explain - slowly, in small words - that they are completely and utterly wrong, before politely recommending that they sit the hell down and shut the fuck up.

We were allies, not subjects. My hope is that we can be allies again, my belief is that we're all dead or worse if we don't learn how to do that, but House Venandi will not kneel to the Compact any more than it will kneel to the Horned God. House Venandi will not kneel to anyone.

Written By Denica

Sept. 25, 2022, 2:14 a.m.(6/12/1018 AR)

I draw lines, so I can colour outside them.

Written By Valencia

Sept. 25, 2022, 1:15 a.m.(6/12/1018 AR)

The Lasting Hope Observatory is truly a work of art. I'm so glad I was able to see it.

Well worth a visit, especially in fine company.

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Written By Rosalind

Sept. 24, 2022, 10:49 p.m.(6/11/1018 AR)

I'm pretty sure that Triton and Elora are both deaf by now. They have to be...

Written By Aedin

Sept. 24, 2022, 9:41 p.m.(6/11/1018 AR)

I recently put out a request for writing partners. It was to meet new people in which I might not have reason to meet. You can only run into people by chance when they wish to be met by chance and put themselves in a position to do so. So it was those who lock themselves away in their offices or the archives that I wished to hear from, and I was not disappointed! I look forward to the missives, to read the opinions and experiences of another on the pages. I must say it is one of the better ideas I have had in a long time, and I can not wait to read the next.

Written By Thea

Sept. 24, 2022, 9:39 p.m.(6/11/1018 AR)

I can honestly and without a doubt say, I'd sail and work beside Lady Juliana at any time.

Written By Preston

Sept. 24, 2022, 5:13 p.m.(6/11/1018 AR)

Godsworn swear themselves to the service of the Gods, represented on Arvum by the Faith led by the Most Holy. They may disagree, but they must obey. None of us, not me, not even the Most Holy, is more important than the Holy Church as an institution. It will list as stone, compared to the brief gusts of our life. A stone ever renewing, ever strengthening, through our acts of devotion. Through our loyalty. Through our service.

To betray that oath is something most severe, to serve those forces who would harm our Faith, harm our Gods, harm our people, harm our world? That is a forgiveness that can only be granted by the whole power of the Faith. While the Carnifex represents that power against threats, it is not in my role to forgive in that way. I embody the fury and power of the Faith, a stone skin taken onto the Faith in the face of danger. It is right that the hope of forgiveness rests with the one we have, as a Faith, placed our trust and belief in. The Most Holy. Those Godsworn who have fallen, who have betrayed the Faith to side with the Apostate Waldo, will be taken before the Star Chamber for the Most Holy to judge them, on whether their actions were born of idiocy or malice. Of confusion or deceit. And the Most Holy may then decide if they receive forgiveness, and whether they shall return to service - as they were before or elsewise.

There is a duty beyond this though. The Templars. The Knights of Solace. The Faith Militant. Our duties, our oaths, are strengthened by the vows we take as knights, and the bonds these create between us. For those members of the Solace and the Templars who side with Waldo there is not just the one betrayal, but over 250,000. And that bond broken, weakens the Faith. When we stand in battle before our enemies, we cannot have each wondering if the man or woman beside them is a person of honour. Whether they truly hold the Faith in their heart.

Those Godsworn Templars - and sadly I know there are some - who have sided with Waldo will be treated well when they are captured. But if their betrayal is proven, there is no service they have left to give. They have no service in them the Faith, or the Gods, would wish to accept. And their heads will be struck from their bodies. Their bones will not rest with the honoured dead in the Mausoleum of the Faith. Their names will be struck from the rolls, replaced only by their title: Apostate. Betrayer of all we are, betrayer of all they could have been.

It will be my saddest day when this must come to pass, but the choice was given multiple times for this brink to be stepped back from. The hand was offered, and I must respect - no matter how much it hurts - your choice to betray the Order, your vows, your oaths, and the Gods. I must respect your desire to place yourself as our enemy, and my duty then is not to my heart or my feelings, my duty is to the Faith. To defend it to the fullest.

Written By Valencia

Sept. 24, 2022, 4:27 p.m.(6/11/1018 AR)

Another Sip'n Spar success. So very grateful to all that came and to those who kindly donated.

Special thanks to Prince Patrizio of Pravus for helping to house it and his generosity and to Missere Master Caspian Wild for hosting and being our guest Sergeant of Arms for the evening.

I would love to publicly thank our donors, but will ask their permission first so they can retain privacy, if they wish. Their comfort is important to me.

We now await a finally tally and discussions with our beneficiaries. I hope this will help.

It was a wonderful night. Everyone was a delight. I'm excited to see what comes next. Until then I shall bask in the happy glow of all those who participated and the good they have done for just a little longer.

So grateful.

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Written By Raymesin

Sept. 24, 2022, 3:47 p.m.(6/11/1018 AR)

Today, Scholar, I got told I don't know shit. The same person then told me to choke on a turd. Since I got no answer to my question from the person who'd said both these things in the same breath, I shall ask you and your fellows - if I don't know shit, how will I know I've found a turd to choke on?

An enquiring mind wishes to know.

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