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20 July 2011 @ 12:20 am

So, a woman I know -- some of you might have heard of her! A bit stuffy, but utterly gorgeous and a bit important, with the admirable ability to get me into nicer parties than I can manage on my own -- she was kind enough to invite me to come to Razen with her. It was going to be the party of the decade, you see! So obviously, my response is something like "Hells yes." I've always wanted to see Razen.

Of course, my dragon smelled like dead snakes, and I am somehow, tragically, the least important person in her retinue, and Razen smells like fish and iodine. Still, not too much to deal with! I've put up with more for nice champagne. Though my lady friend certainly told me all about how she thought my complaints were childish and whining and I should be grateful she was crazy enough to have me along to begin with.

If only that were the end of it.

But then the party was cancelled, the mood got tense, everything got political, and that was only the beginning. You don't even want to hear about what happens next, just let me know that it was absolutely not enjoyable!

So, now that the riots in the streets are finally starting to settle, and important people are only now starting to come out of their homes, and our poor, beloved Queen is still locked in grief, and I'm constantly walking on coals -- and I am awful at that -- I'm really beginning to wonder, what it really such a good idea to accept this invitation? Did my lady friend set me up for this fall?

Oh, hello, I didn't see you there.
Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
Messenger of Darkness
20 July 2011 @ 12:23 am

You've got my attention, all right? Is that what you want to hear? I'm listening! I'm watching!

Now just who are you? Come out, come out. You're scared, and I don't blame you. You don't want to mess with me and you're going to be sorry that you tried. But you started this. If you want to go, let's go!

I have my suspicions. Don't think I don't.
20 July 2011 @ 01:41 am
[Filter: Jace]

While I was bringing Nessa some coffee we made a discovery of the "we may have this entrance found" kind in her section. You might want to drop whatever you're doing and get over here.
20 July 2011 @ 02:38 am
[Filter: Sawyer]

Hey, you.

Um, I finished all of the mending early, and in appreciation of the good job I did, "Lady Lauren" said I could have the evening off. It was nice to hear, I'm grateful. I'm really glad about it for a lot of reasons, actually. Everyone else seems to be having fun playing their parts, but I find the whole thing really just ... exhausting. Lately it feels like all we do is play those roles, you know? And I didn't even find it fun to begin with, and ... heh. Yeah.

Anyways, that's not why I'm writing. Um, yeah, I was just thinking ... I have the night off, now ... do you want to spend some time together? In my room, maybe? Or yours, it's a bit bigger ...

Jace was talking about stealing sugary pastries from the kitchen again, earlier. I swear, he's going to give himself a pot belly if he keeps that up. But if we're really lucky, he hasn't eaten all of them. We could get a plate of those and maybe a little bottle of this vodka stuff they drink up here and ... talk, I guess? Or ... you know, whatever. Anything you want to do. I'm sure we can come up with something.
Mood: embarrassedshy
Symeon of Veirnan
20 July 2011 @ 03:19 am
I ...

I started Lancel on his treatment today.

I had to modify it a bit from the book, and I was worried about side effects -- none of the agents are dangerous in the quantity they're given on their own, but it's hard to tell how they'll interact. But I've tested it on some pigs, and they didn't show any negative effects. I'll have to have faith in my gut.

My gut ... it says more than just that this won't hurt him.

I have a good feeling. Lancel's illness ... I've never seen anything exactly like it, and neither have any of the scholars who've penned the books I've written. But the one I found is similar in every way I can find, and if ...

I can't let myself get my hopes up. I've lost too many for that, and I had moments like this with Kyrene ... and my mother ... and ... and Myca ...

But it's possible. It is that.
Mood: optimisticoptimistic
Celeste of Franel
20 July 2011 @ 03:28 am
Ah ... I ... I have been enjoying talking about books with Lady Mairenn. It's been a very long time ... no one here really ... ah. Of course ... I've barely had time to read in an age, aside from the books I receive as gifts ... but ...

Mairenn lent me one of her favourites. It's ... ah, it's not exactly fine literature, but I'm enjoying it very much so far ... it's about a young woman who isn't allowed to catch a pegasus for herself, and she -- ah, but ... I don't want to give any more away.

It's ... it's been nice ... talking about stories, and ... and sitting in the libraries. I like the one on the tenth floor the best. The one on the ground is oldest, but ... there's something forboding about it. The one on the tenth floor is so ... so cozy and it always smells like books.

The window there is so large and clear. Sometimes, when I look out, I ... I almost ... it's like I can see

[Filter: Lauren]

Are we still going looking for riding gear, tomorrow? I've been so excited. Though, I ... ah, I mentioned it to Mairenn, and she ... she says that she wants to come, and you know if Lady Tabea hears ...
Mood: restlessfloaty
20 July 2011 @ 03:34 am
[Filter: Norman]

Might I pry?
Mood: curiouscurious
Dillon of Rowan
20 July 2011 @ 06:23 am
Well, Allba come and Allba gone, which I would say means we're making good time for Lireth. Not as good as I would have liked, of course, but then, I suppose we do have to let the horses rest.

I do wish we were there already, though. Travel becomes so mind-numbing once you've done this much of it. And I'm sure the excitement at Lireth must be almost too much to bear, by now. Only a month and a few days! I can hardly believe it, myself.
Reeve of Atsiria
20 July 2011 @ 06:35 am
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

I can fix this.

I can fix this.

She's going to need advice, once she's ready to deal with all of this again. She's going to need someone who can tell her how all of this is done, who to appoint, what issues she ought to be keeping an eye on. I can fix this. I can put it all back together, because she's going to need me to do it.

I still have Vilos. I still have Vilos, even if I've lost everything else. And I can't have lost everything else. And I can -- I can fix the rest of it. Edalene is going to need me to fix it.

This is all going to end up just fine.
Mood: stressedstressed
20 July 2011 @ 03:09 pm
Well, I've made my decision. I'm going to leave my job at the Scale and become a fisherman. ...I won't lie, I am gonna miss the Scale a little, especially the people I work with. But the drunks and the constant rushing around just isn't worth it anymore, and the more I think about being out on the open sea, the more I like it.

I think this is definitely the right decision for me, even if it might be a risk. You've gotta take risks in life, right?
Mood: mixed
Lissandra of Veirnan
20 July 2011 @ 10:51 pm
[Filter: Stephanie and Linnell]

Well, Stephanie, you said that you could explain everything better by writing, so here we are.

Tell us what happened. It has nothing to do with Aelvir, does it?
Mood: determineddetermined
Anita of Vernhail
20 July 2011 @ 11:40 pm
Oh, everything still seems so impossible to believe!

The entire city has been so gracious regarding the news about Lord Nicolas and I! I can only imagine that once we return to Conare, everything will be even more amazing ...

There's so many things to think about that I don't even now where to begin! Oh, we'll have to decide on a date, and I'm sure my family is already making their preparations to leave for Conare. They must be so excited for me! I can still hardly believe it's even happening ... I can't wait to see everyone again.