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15 April 2011 @ 09:12 am
Hm, does it seem to anyone else that the forest is a bit thinner than it was~? That's a good sign, no? I haven't looked at any maps, lately, but I seem to recall hearing that Eina wasn't far past here.

How long before we can enjoy the comfort of high walls around us again, I wonder? I don't care how much it costs me, the first thing I'm going to do when we reach that city is find somewhere to enjoy a long, hot soak. And find something fresh to eat, my goodness, I nearly cracked my teeth the last time we all sat down for what passes for mealtime, these days.
Ethne of House Karnach
15 April 2011 @ 09:23 am
Summer is certainly on its way, isn't it? You can feel it creeping in on the wind, now, and more and more appointments are being scheduled around avoiding being out in midday. It makes things more difficult, I suppose, but there's no sense in treating with guests made irritable by long carriage rides in unpleasant heat.

[Filter: Reiz, in Atsirian]

And ... little brother, are you aware that it is Aes Eshene's birthday, tomorrow?
Mood: busybusy
15 April 2011 @ 09:28 am
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

Never have had a lot of patience, have I?

Just do something. Make a mistake. Give me a little clue~ The old man doesn't need to know, sweetheart. I'll keep your secrets. It'll just be between you and me.

Come on.

[Filter: Public, in Trade]

What would you all think if I said I thought we should be thinking about leaving, soon? The river's going to be hell to cross as it is, and it'll only get worse before summer. And there's less competition in Razen, then, if you can take the heat~
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Lorcan of Rhia
15 April 2011 @ 09:37 am
I suppose preparations must be fully underway for Grandfather's birthday, at home? I happened to notice the date, today, and I thought ...

Well, it's terribly strange to be here in mid-April with everything so quiet, that's all. Fallyn, you'll have to take Bartrand to watch the tourney. You know how he loves to watch the horses ... and he might even understand a bit of it, this year, hm?
Mood: restlessrestless
15 April 2011 @ 09:44 am
So, hey, in case anyone is wondering how that thing went, last Saturday. I'm not afraid to admit it, Eri won, fair and square. They tell me it was close, though. So that's something. And I know more mushroom recipes now than I know what to do with.


I'm pretty worried about Clarissa. Has anyone even seen her, lately? I tried to ask her how she was doing, you know, if she was feeling any better? And she just sort of mumbled and waved me off and ran away. I ... don't really know what to think about that. It's been a few weeks since she first talked about feeling sick. If it hasn't gone away yet ... yeah. Definitely worried. I wish she'd talk to me, at least ...
15 April 2011 @ 09:51 am
We got a few new Kanemorian carts in the city, today, and would you believe that they were carrying books with them? I dug around in them a bit, and I came upon the most amazing find. It's just a tattered little thing, and so far as I can tell it's missing pages here and there, but it's half in Kilian and written from the perspective of a man that actually passed through the forests, there, jotting down notes all the while.

It's a good thing that dear merchant had no idea what I'd be willing to pay for this. I think he was relieved to be rid of it, of all things, and it only cost me a handful of coppers. Incredible.
Mood: excitedexcited
15 April 2011 @ 10:09 am
Ugh, you know the thing that sucks the most about being in charge of people? Everyone comes to you with their problems. It's bad enough having to deal with things like -- training and patrol schedules, I hate writing those up, it takes hours and someone is always going to complain about where you put them, or who you put them with, or how long the circuit is, or -- something. Something!

But every single time someone has a problem, oh he looked at me funny, oh she said something bitchy about my mother, oh the smithy had his apprentice shoe my stupid horse and now I can't make that patrol because the bugger's bloody incompetent, Dragons, everything! And the supplies, I never realized what a fu dragons damned nightmare it was to keep a whole company armed and armored. Why can't people take better care of their things? Seriously? The armsmaster keeps this little tally of all the steel every company puts in for, monthly, and he's a miserly little shit, let me tell you.

And now we're supposed to go investigate this thing about highwayman bugging beekeepers -- beekeepers, in Honeygrove, why the hell would anyone bug beekeepers, don't they realize there are bees involved? Do they just have a craving for honey? Did the prices skyrocket lately and they're looking to get in on a little business venture? Dragons know! Maybe it's actually bears, and they're just telling us it's highwaymen so we'll come out there. I swear if we get there and it's bears, I'm just going to wheel around and go home, I don't have to put up with this crap.

Or wait, no, I guess I do. Captain Daisy, at your service. Ughh.
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Lady Isanae of House Lireth
15 April 2011 @ 10:52 am
[Filter: Private, in Old High Dentorian]

I cannot bear this. Tarmon's prowling, Philippa's ... distraction, I haven't any idea what to do about her. Canti's ridiculous swings between moping about Fartgus's departure, and carrying on with that Koriner of hers ... and Chloe, of course, off to meet her fate. If only I could have gone with them. Even Isaiah has been unruly, of late, wailing until someone lifts him from the cradle and offers to bear a nipple. Something he has in common with his father, I suppose. I pray there will be few other similarities.

It would be good to see Lireth, again. Heavens, it would be good to be anywhere but here, I can't deny it.

[Filter: Public, in Trade]

Fartgus, Chloe, it occurs to me that we've heard nothing from either of you since you departed. You must be nearly arrived, by now, no? I do hope you've been well. The weather has kept, at least, judging by the state of things here, surely that must be a relief.
Mood: stressedstressed
15 April 2011 @ 07:04 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

Why do I feel like I'm being blackmailed, somehow?

Ugh, whatever.

[Filter: Aes, in Atsirian]

So, Aes!

Tomorrow's your birthday, right? I'm sure everyone in Razen is demanding some of your time to celebrate with them, but let's face it, I'm prettier than the rest of them. So you'll have a little time to spare for me, right?
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
15 April 2011 @ 07:37 pm
I'm not going to complain about our intrepid hunters bringing back what looks like an entire fucking deer, here, but I'm just saying, does venison creep anyone else out? It's so ... purple. I'm still going to eat it, I'm just saying.

You know, Keagan, Irving, you could probably pass for zombies yourselves, right now. If I were you I'd take that knife and walk around threatening to hug people. I guess it's a good thing I'm not you.

Seriously, that's disgusting. And I don't know how you stand the smell.

Are we just going to leave the rest of that as a peace offering to the wolves, or what? Maybe it'd shut them up for a night, who knows.
Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Lauren of House Taerin
15 April 2011 @ 07:44 pm
[Filter: Keagan]

Hey, Keagan ...

I wanted to ask you something, when you have a minute, if that's okay.
Mood: worriedworried
15 April 2011 @ 10:48 pm
[Filter: Private]


Now what?

What's my excuse going to be this time? Does it really take this long for me ...? Of course it does, right? There's always something going on in Rayla. I guess that's all I can write to father for now. "There are some strange things going on, I'll need to get back to you on that." Something like that ... that might buy me some more time.

I really should just take a couple of hours to write a damn letter to him. It's not like it's exactly all that difficult. Sigh.
Mood: lazylazy
Aes of Cresyn
15 April 2011 @ 10:54 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]


Well, that was odd. Not that I'm complaining or anything, I just wasn't expecting it I suppose. ♥

Either way, I'll have a wonderful time~~ I've got the whole day planned out, now! Starting from breakfast with the family, all the way up to my dinner celebrations. Ooh, I can't wait for the wonderful day that awaits me! ♥
Mood: cheerfulcheerful
15 April 2011 @ 11:03 pm

I ah ... I can't believe I haven't written anything yet ...

Father has been back for ah ... well, for about a week now. He says he might stay for a week longer, or maybe even longer still, but I've just really been enjoying my time with him. He's seen me practice, and says that I've improved a lot. It's been wonderful, having him here. I suppose I just lost track of time and haven't been able to write to say that he's been home.

Ah ... I guess that's ah ... that's all I had to say, really.
Mood: happyhappy
Stephan of Rhia
15 April 2011 @ 11:25 pm
[Filter: Private]

[The writing is slow and careful]

I think ... I think that for the first time in a very long while, I feel content. That is not to say that I will be pleased if the Dragons were to appear in my dreams tonight and tell me that my time in this realm is at an end. But before, I think ... I was afraid, if only a little. What man is not afraid, when faced with evidence of his mortality?

But what I have now will serve me. It will do.
Mood: tiredtired
15 April 2011 @ 11:59 pm
You know, now that I've started collecting these shells, I think about them more than I used to. Maybe I can use them to make necklaces. It feels like a waste to have pretty ones just sitting on a shelf at home, when I could wear them. I don't have a lot of jewellery except for, so it'll be nice to have more. And if I get sick of them, I can sell them!
Mood: okayokay