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14 June 2011 @ 02:21 am
[Filter: Private]

I don't like any of this.

It's not as though I know Lord Arthur especially well. But the way he's jumping at shadows, the number of soldiers that are about ... and, of course, the children.

I suppose the girl is the only one he can't think of what else to do with. And Veirnan is more sheltered from ... all of this. But the fact that he's nervous enough to send his younger children away in the first place...

I can only hope that he's being overly cautious, and all of this will end up unnecessary.

At least the girl will be at home with the triplets and Stephanie. Even if she does think she's being punished, which I'd expect at this point. She's too young. She can't understand what her father is doing when I only barely do. I suppose I'll have plenty of opportunity to get to know her on the flight back to Veirnan, and in the days to come before that.
Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
Ian (Agi)
14 June 2011 @ 04:08 am
[Filter: Private]

As thoguh things couldn't get any --

[Filter: Seraphine]

We need to talk about Philip. And no, you can't convince me otherwise. It's important.
Mood: crankycranky
Rachelle of Rhia
14 June 2011 @ 04:27 am
[Filter: Leisa]

What if Benedette doesn't ever come back???

I mean, I have to be exaggerating this, right?? She has to come back. She has to! But if they still can't find her, what if she never does?? What if we never hear from her ever again??
Mood: scaredscared
14 June 2011 @ 04:52 am
[Filter: Lysander]

Are you ever going to talk to me again? We can't exactly do this in silence.
Aiden [Illuse]
14 June 2011 @ 05:09 am
[Filter: Tallys, in Kilian]

Are you ... truly going to come back here? Just for my sake?

I don't want you to think you have to do this. I know you left for a reason. I know you didn't ever want to come back. And it can't be easy to ... now. With everything you've had happen.
Mood: blankblank
Reeve of Atsiria
14 June 2011 @ 05:41 am
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

[long lines of names and places growing gradually more messily scrawled and incoherent. every line is scratched out heavily shortly after it's finished; the last line resolves into a heavy inkblot]

[about an hour passes before the rest of the entry is made]

This is troubling.

I suppose if something was to happen, it'd happen now. The city's in an uproar. With all the -- guests. For ... the wedding. There's certainly enough chaos to exploit. But --

I need more information. I'm likely going to have to take to the streets myself for some of this. Edalene is going to be ... Edalene will be livid. But She already But I don't have a choice. I have to find out what this lead is, because the fact that it's come up now isn't a good sign.

I don't have a choice.

Not tomorrow. Wednesday, perhaps, if I can get away. Thursday might be better. Even Friday ... I can't put it off long. Of course it has to bubble up when I have the least chance to get away.
Mood: pensivepensive
14 June 2011 @ 01:47 pm
[Filter: Rayla and Ree]

So, Keller, I have to be honest, I haven't exactly been thinking up punishments for the soldiers for talking about the walking dead or anything ... but I was thinking that if you gave them punishments for every time they brought it up or something, that might work.

Like, the first time they do they just have to run laps, the second time they're caught, they have to clean out the stables, stuff like that. I think it might work, but you know, I could be wrong. It wouldn't necessarily keep it out of Rayla, but it would keep it out of the castle, right?
Mood: boredbored
Aes of Cresyn
14 June 2011 @ 02:02 pm

So, you know, having all of these people here in Razen is way better than anything I could have expected~~ I was expecting the hustle and bustle and everything that comes along with having so many wonderful people together in a city, but this is just the best! ♥

I hope I've been able to get to everyone that has come to visit ... there are still so many people that I have to invite to dinner~!
Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Felicia of Mansoure
14 June 2011 @ 08:07 pm
Mother will be arriving within the next few days, possibly even tomorrow! I'm glad to hear the journey treated her well, but Mother's always enjoyed travel quite a bit. And with the weather as nice as it's been, it sounds as if she's had quite a wonderful trip.

I've said it before, but she couldn't have picked a more perfect time to visit. The children are so excited, even more than ever now that her arrival is so close at hand.
Mood: excitedexcited
14 June 2011 @ 08:24 pm
I was watching the boys play in the courtyard today, and I could not help but be reminded of my brothers. Lindsay, Cayden and Aaron are less boisterous than they were, but they have the rough manners common in boys their ages. Lindsay is trying very hard to treat the others with a degree of gentleness, but he still forgets his own strength at times. It is a relief to me that the littler ones do not seem to mind a fall every now and then. In fact, Aaron seems to be having the time of his life. He must be delighted to have cousins to play with.
Hazel of Aeda
14 June 2011 @ 08:33 pm
Matthias and I have just finished Gulliver's Travels. He seems to be quite encouraged by the book, which is a relief to me. I'd like to start on another book soon, but he said that he wanted to stop for a bit. I suppose he would feeling a little overwhelmed by now. He did say something about how he has read more this year than he did at the Academy, and er, he did not read a lot at the Academy ...

Oh, and Uncle Hayden, thank you for the Beef Wellington recipe. I think Matthias liked it.
Damien of Noye
14 June 2011 @ 09:04 pm
I sold a few of the tomes that were in the hold for enough capital to buy up tea and spices. I'm heading south for Aurore where I'll be able to sell them to traders heading east. This will bankroll my future ventures, and ensure I can keep my mission in sight. I am determined to not mess this up, as the consequences would mean my journey would come to an end. If I start sinking into debt again, I doubt I'll be able to break the cycle.
Lissandra of Veirnan
14 June 2011 @ 09:59 pm
[Filter: Stephanie]

Stephanie? You aren't busy, are you?
Mood: determineddetermined
Francisca of Emeron
14 June 2011 @ 10:20 pm
[Filter: Benedette]

Are you there? I've been hoping you'd write because I haven't heard anything, and I'm really worried now, and I have no idea if you can even write right now, and there has to be a reason you wouldn't write, I know it, but if you can read this and can't write back I hope you know that I've been worried, and praying, and I really hope nothing bad has happened...
Mood: worriedworried
Acantha (sometimes Talli)
14 June 2011 @ 11:37 pm
Our commission is finished. The patroness loves it. We've done great work with it, and I am proud to put my name on it.

Miss Vaelencia came to me yesterday, and told me that we have another commission lined up. She hasn't given me all the details, only that it's going to take as much effort as the last, or more. We won't be without work for more than two days.

[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

... This isn't satisfying. This isn't satisfying at all! And she says that because we're not going to need any of the techniques, the trade secrets are going to have to wait. She won't teach me them because she says we're going to be too busy! She's been promising this for months now!

I can't say anything to her because she is the one who offered to apprentice me without taking any money. I'm apprenticing at her pleasure, and I know she's going to throw it in my face if I complain.

Can she tell I don't want to make any more pieces in this exact style? All of this work, all to make mortal women look holy... We are whoring this style out, and it's not right. It's vulgar! It's making these things look like what we gave the temple, making our legacy look cheap. Can she not see how she's making us cheap?

I don't know what to do...