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Edeyn
14 July 2011 @ 03:56 am
[Filter: House Veirnan, Meghan]

Hello, Symeon, girls.

I'm sorry the trip's taken us so long. Meghan and I should be flying in by the end of the night, if we make good time. I hope none of you have been too worried -- you especially, Symeon, since you seem to finally be making a bit of progress with poor Lancel.

I doubt we'll need anything specific on arrival besides some hot food and baths. Dragons, what I wouldn't give for a hot bath right now. Summer has turned any snow that will melt out here into mud, and I'm not sure that Pevara is ever going to be clean again.
 
 
Mood: dirtydirty
 
 
Reeve of Atsiria
14 July 2011 @ 04:32 am
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

I have most of them.

Megan Eshene, for her trade bill. An expensive bill to buy votes for, but I've done my half of the deal, and now it's up to her to do hers. If she doesn't succeed ... well, I suppose, then some things will have to be renegotiated.

Brunella would never doubt me on this. She knows I have eyes where it counts. Araellene knows that she would never be able to look me in the eyes again if she went against me on this. Lars never questions me. Erika has been given her appeasements and tariff agreements, and she knows better than to break an arrangement. I think I've won over Lillithe. If I haven't managed it completely, perhaps Megan Eshene has filled any gaps I've left. Francisca as well. She's not likely to listen to my voice alone, but with Megan Eshene's opinion added to it, and all the others ...

Laerelene is more difficult. I can't buy her off. But her people worship Edalene. Surely she sees this as the insult it is. Surely she won't be won over by ... defenses of character, when Edalene's life is at stake. When it's so obvious that he was guilty. And surely she's heard enough from me to convince her by now.

Jamaela ... has been speaking for me. I appreciate that. She might not have a seat, but she does have a voice, and a good deal of coin. I didn't even have to ask her to do this. And after how busy I've been ... I will have to make it up to her.

Gideon will never align himself with me on this. On anything. The man doesn't even deserve his seat anymore. Perhaps I ought to see to that, when this business is done with. I could never win over Aes, not against her brother. Likely not even if he was a stranger. She still bears me too much resentment for that, even if she didn't know the man.

I'm never sure what to make of Leda, but perhaps I can have one last meeting with her before the trial. I think I can win her over then, if no other time. If she's not won over by then, the evidence is going to have to do it for her, and I certainly have enough of that to convince anyone of anything.

As for Joseph .... well. I know what way he's likely to cast his vote, whether I like it or not.

I don't know what to make of Ellisae or Saeritha. I never do with either of them. Saeritha nods along to what I say, but I know she bears me little love. I have no guarantee she'll take my side at the trial, but I have no guarantee she won't.

And Ellisae ... Ellisae is loyal to Edalene now, more than to me. A queen's creature. Would that all people had such unwavering loyalty.

But can it hurt to try once more.

That's enough to convict him, even if Edalene wins over Ellisae and Saeritha. Even if she wins over Leda.

But I need to be sure.

[Filter: Rhoswhen]

Good morning, cousin. I'm sorry to disturb you at such an hour, but might you be available for a few moments? I'm sure you can guess what we need to speak about. Grim business, I know, so if you are too busy, or preoccupied with other matters, I understand.

[Filter: Ellisae]

Eshene. Good day.
 
 
Mood: determineddetermined
 
 
Irving
14 July 2011 @ 05:56 am
So, you know, down in Hanalan, we have this holiday.

We call it Potato Day.

Yeah, you might have heard of it, right? Potato Day, the potatoest of all the days there are. And you know how us Hanalanfolk love our potatoes.

In full celebration of Hanalan, I vote we ... do something potatoey. Okay, yeah, I ran out of ideas, but hey. The people up here eat potatoes even more than people in Hanalan do, so I figure it's probably a safe bet that we'll have potatoes at dinner tonight! And I will claim them in the name of Hanalan.

I guess all I'm saying is: Happy Potato Day, fellow Potatolanders!
 
 
Mood: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
Aiden [Illuse]
14 July 2011 @ 06:15 am
[Filter: Jayne, in Kilian]

I should have let you know this sooner, I suppose.

Marias hasn't been writing. I don't know if he lost his journal, or if Karyl took it away, or if he just forgot it when he was coming out of the tower. It could have been any of those. I'd place my wagers on the last of them, were I a betting sort of man. I've ... bought him a new one, since, but I don't think he's quite ready to write in it. It's been untouched in his room since I've left it there for him.

I just thought, you've likely been writing him ...

You can ... come by and see him, if you like. I -- I don't know how your brother is, but if he's well enough to come outside, perhaps he could come see Arwen. It'd do her good to have someone close to her age to talk to.

I'm ... sure that Marias will be writing again soon.

[Filter: Tallys]

... If you did come, when would you be coming? Not for some time, I assume.
 
 
Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
 
 
Andrew
14 July 2011 @ 02:22 pm
[Filter: Private]

Silly Andrew, why are you getting nervous? You and her...she's your friend now, your feelings for her aren't what they were back then! You've both moved on.

...then again, it...has been a while, huh.

[Filter: Pearl]

...er...hey. I just realized you and I don't really talk a whole lot these days, I feel bad about that. Um...how have you been doing?
 
 
Mood: nervousnervous
 
 
 
Laurel of Nallen
14 July 2011 @ 04:22 pm
Ah...well, that was...today certainly took a surprising turn.

I was at the stables checking on Misty, and I noticed one of the stable boys was looking at me. I thought perhaps I'd torn my dress, or that my hair was a little messy from the breeze, but when I turned to ask he just looked away.

Then...then he mumbled something about me being beautiful. And then he ran! I just...oh, my, I've never been noticed like that before! A boy has never called me beautiful like that...!
 
 
Mood: flattered/embarrassed
 
 
Rae of House Taerin
14 July 2011 @ 08:51 pm
I'm getting better at the bow! I can even hit the target more often than not, and my arms aren't hurting anymore either! It doesn't even take me more than one try to hold the arrow right before shooting anymore! Isn't that great? Leigh says I'll keep getting better but I just have to keep practicing. She keeps telling me I'm shooting too fast and not paying enough attention or aiming good enough. She says I'm in too much of a hurry and that I need to concentrate more.

She thinks I might even be able to start learning to shoot from pegasus back if I promise to keep practicing shooting like normal too! Do you think Tabby will be willing to show me how to shoot from pegasus back like she does?!
 
 
Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
Inara
14 July 2011 @ 09:06 pm
Clarissa and Ian are together at her house again and it's really really late! He's been over to her house a lot lately and I think they're acting all weird. She talks about him all the time too and not just about him helping her build her baby's room! I think they're going to start dating~! ♥

Anton~! Maybe we can go on a double date and we can all go to a restaurant together and it'd be really fun!!!
 
 
Mood: hungryhungry
 
 
Kimberly
14 July 2011 @ 09:16 pm
Figures. The one big Hanalan holiday and here I am stuck on the road in the middle of nowhere. Don't even got no potatoes to eat. Just thinkin about it is makin me hungry, and I ain't had much to eat lately neither. This merchant ain't the nicest of guys and keeps tellin me the more he's gotta feed me the more I gotta repay him when we get where we're goin. Guess I can't blame him. He says I could stand to lose a few pounds too, can you believe that? What's it his business what I look like. I sure as hell ain't fat, and even if I was I don't care what some dumb merchant thinks of me anyways. Screw him!

They say we're gonna be in Floran as soon as Monday if we're lucky and don't run into no trouble. He says he should be able to find some work for me there and I can finally pay him back and we'll be all square, but still won't tell me what kinda work it is. I know it don't matter, cuz work's work, but it'd be nice to know.
 
 
Mood: bitchybitchy
 
 
Jarvis
14 July 2011 @ 09:26 pm
We got a good group of men this year. I haven't heard much complaining and everyone seems to be doing their damnedest to be the best that they can be. It's been a long time since I've had so little to complain about. It feels kind of good, except it means I don't have anything interesting to write about. What good is a magic journal when you can't complain about all the rotten good for nothing kids you have to deal with on a daily basis?
 
 
Mood: goodgood
 
 
 
Lila
14 July 2011 @ 09:44 pm
So earlier, for some reason I got to thinking about the puppy I used to have. His name was Patches, he was a stray my brother and I took home and kept hidden from Mom and Dad...of course, we had to give him up when they found out, and I wish we hadn't had to. He was so much fun!

Anyway! So what was your first pet, if you've ever kept any? What did you name it? Did you have to hide them from your parents?
 
 
Mood: nostalgicnostalgic
 
 
Ethne of House Karnach
14 July 2011 @ 09:45 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

The vote will go against him. I wish it were not so, but all I have heard ... Matthew has little hope, if his fate will be decided by the Council. The evidence was ... substantial. I could not deny that, no one could. Those that will vote for Matthew do so for love of Edalene, want of her favor, or some instinct that defies all we were shown. The confessions, the verbal accounts, the gold, the letters ...

I would vote innocent, were I sitting there with a voice to speak with. A mountain of evience, and still I would place my vote based on looks I saw exchanged between them, the Queen and her consort. If I can believe that a man who could look at Edalene that way by day could then turn and conspire her murder by night ... but that is a poor basis to judge by. I can hear Reeve say so, and he would not be wrong.

Perhaps I would have made a poor Councilor. But Rhoswen will vote innocent, as well, won't she? She as much as said so, when last we spoke. So -- so. What does it matter, really?

If Matthew's fate is in the Council's hands, he will die.

In the Queen's, however ... Reeve swears it will not happen, but Reeve has been wrong before, as we all heard Aes declare so fervently at the podium, did we not? She was not wrong.

[Filter: Gideon, in Atsirian]

Are you nervous, love?
 
 
Mood: worriedworried
 
 
Alastair
14 July 2011 @ 10:18 pm
So many visitors, and more to come. The manor has not been this full since ... well, ever~ We ought to have a party, don't you think, my dearest? Unless you have any objections, Hilary, but I think nothing brings good cheer more than a lively party~ Do think about it, won't you?
 
 
Mood: bitchybitchy
 
 
Var (Varelia)
14 July 2011 @ 10:37 pm
Karrin invited me and Sindre to have dinner with her family tonight! It is very nice of her to ask, she and her family could have just spent the holiday by themselves. Oh, but I should bring some food too! It is very bad to not bring a gift when someone invites you to their home. Maybe some fruit? But I think I should make something ... it is too bad I don't have enough time to think of something perfect ...
 
 
Mood: worriedworried
 
 
Lillian
14 July 2011 @ 10:43 pm
The girls have been trying to teach Angus to sit and stay, and um ... sometimes he does it right, and then he just forgets it all ...! I guess maybe he's still too young to remember his lessons. But he's getting really big! If he keeps going the way he is, I don't think any thieves are going to get near the convent with him around ...! And he's getting really protective of us too sometimes, when he sees someone who isn't from the convent, he barks and sniffs at them, and sometimes he just keeps barking ... I'm glad we picked the perfect dog ...! Now we just have to teach him properly ...
 
 
Mood: happyhappy
 
 
 
Liam
14 July 2011 @ 10:55 pm
[Filter: Private ; Kilian]

Right, this letter.

I don't know what I'm going to do.

I just had to bring this on myself. I just couldn't shut my stupid mouth. Or pen. Whichever it is doesn't matter, this is my own dumb mess.

So, I have to write back. Change my handwriting a bit, because she's going to recognise mine. Or maybe she won't. Maybe she'll just assume that lots of people have my handwriting. She's not going to know whether the schools really love teaching every child in this country they can get their hands on to write the same way, right? Only ever being tutored from home, and everything. All right, don't change my handwriting. And just make small talk, er, writing. And answer any questions. And tell her that while you'd love to write more, research is a busy life and so on.

Yeah, that'll work.
 
 
Mood: pessimisticpessimistic
 
 
Reeve of Atsiria
14 July 2011 @ 11:25 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

I have them.

I have him.

I have more proof than I could ever need. I've showed there's no way he could be innocent several times over. There can't be anyone left doubting, not even the people I had to buy out to get them to listen to me.

It doesn't matter if I've been wrong before. I'm not wrong now.

[Filter: Reiz]

So.

This should be the end of all of it, I hope.