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Nerida of Allba
25 September 2011 @ 12:06 am
[Filter: House Rowan and Derek]

That beast of a man! I have half a mind to slap him, guest or not! He's utterly loathsome. His only good quality is that I can point him out to Aaron and tell him: "See that man? He's an awful, terrible man, and Mama will be furious if you are anything like him." He has no sense of shame at all.

Derek, Glenn, Dillon, please say there is some way to take some of his power from him because, after today, the thought of him leading our armies is a thought that fills me with utter dread. He just can't be Grand General, not after that display!
 
 
Mood: annoyedannoyed
 
 
Zahra
25 September 2011 @ 12:09 am
Did everyone like the cake? I thought it was pretty good! I mean, I didn't have lots of time to find the ingredients, and I had to ask for them all in Atsirian so that meant even less time!! I followed the recipe exactly like how Miss Kessla taught me!
 
 
Mood: cheerfultrying hard to be cheerful!!
 
 
Anita of Vernhail
25 September 2011 @ 12:37 am
[Filter: Private]

It would have been so lovely, to see Eblar for Festival ... the city all strung up with lights, the people milling about, the smiles on everyone's faces ...

It isn't fair. If we'd gone faster ... if we'd left earlier, we could be in Eblar now. If we hadn't been made to stay so long with Lady Eliza ... I do respect her. I do! But all the same ...

All the same, I would have liked to be in Eblar.

It isn't fair at all ...
 
 
Mood: sadsad
 
 
Reiz
25 September 2011 @ 12:46 am
[Atsirian]

So ...

Should I be applauding, now? I'm not sure. All this stunned silence is so hard to interpret!

I have to hand it to you, though, Edalene, I definitely didn't see that one coming ...
 
 
Mood: surprisedsurprised
 
 
Canti
25 September 2011 @ 12:49 am
Wh -- it's ... it's dark!

Glenn? Lord Glenn? Where -- where are you? Where am I? What --

I ... I ... oh
 
 
Mood: scaredscared
 
 
 
Fayre
25 September 2011 @ 12:51 am
[Filter: Franelcrew]

Well! I can't imagine that this party is going to get any more exciting than that bit between Dagda and Ruseia, so I suppose I'd best make my exit now that the affair's peaked~ ♥

Please do tell me that the barracks party is still in full swing~? And that Elden hasn't excused himself with his bearded Koriner friend, just yet~?
 
 
Mood: amusedamused
 
 
Felizia
25 September 2011 @ 01:14 am
[Filter: Prince Reeve, in Atsirian]

My, this is very impressive. I've never seen anything quite like it. I thought that the party I interrupted the night I arrived in Razen was the best it could offer, but my, was I ever mistaken.

Even in Meatha and at the border, we talk of how amazing Queen Edalene's balls are, but I didn't quite prepare myself for this. Fountains or pools in every corner, ice for every drink, a glass of pure cold water offered to every new person entering the room ...

They say that water is wealth, and if it's true, your sister is marvelously skilled at showing off her riches.

Now. Business. I don't suppose you have any insight into what this "big announcement" she's making might be? The room is positively buzzing with the rumour she cleverly spread, and I think you could cut the tension with a knife. If you do, I'd love to hear it. Fortune favours the prepared.

Oh, and do you like my dress?
 
 
Mood: impressedimpressed
 
 
Anton
25 September 2011 @ 01:18 am
[Filter: Demi]

Dragons, I'm sorry this has taken so long, I'm so sorry. Inara -- I --

Well, I didn't intend to take nearly so long. This is the first chance I've had to write since I got back home, I swear it.

Are you all right? We -- let's talk.
 
 
Mood: indescribableindescribable
 
 
Raezi
25 September 2011 @ 01:48 am
[Filter: The Servants of the Goddesses in Razen, in Atsirian]

This is awful! What is her Majesty thinking, making a gesture like this! It is a slap in Lady Westa's face, and on the Festival!

It's indecent!

Did you see how she stormed out all in a fury? Holy Three, when the people of Cleraine hear of this, they are sure to be livid. It is an insult to us all, can she not see it?

I do not understand how this could have happened! Sir Connor would never have volunteered himself for this thing. He would never have left Lady Westa for the Council, never! And now the poor man has no choice!
 
 
Mood: angryangry
 
 
Lyonesse
25 September 2011 @ 01:55 am
[Filter: Franelcrew at the Einan Party]

Now, no need to let those lower class ruffians know just what they're missing up here at the fancy party, is there~?

Mm, I think it's going quite well. The most important thing, dears, is that we all remember to have some fun with it. It might be straining, always maintaining these little acts, but we're not so different from our normal selves, are we? I know it's harder for those of you standing guard and running errands, but it is Festival, and I do like to see you all smiling, haa~

It'll be over before long, and then it won't come again until next year. And who knows where we'll be, then?

Hm, and might I say, Lauren, darling, it's a bit of a shame you won't be inheriting your family's House. You rather do have a knack for this~
 
 
Mood: cheerfulfestive
 
 
 
Reeve of Atsiria
25 September 2011 @ 01:57 am
[Filter: Felizia, in Atsirian]

I did tell you that I thought this announcement of hers was a decision made on a whim, didn't I?

You see, she's still green. She doesn't have any idea of the implications of what she's just done. Hardly changed so much from what I've told you at all.
 
 
Mood: amusedamused
 
 
Pearl
25 September 2011 @ 03:11 am
[Filter: Franelcrew]

Dragons, what's going on out there? I couldn't get close enough to see, and I had to run back into the kitchen for more -- anyway, that's not important.

Everyone that I could see was just staring slack-jawed out at the dance floor ... is everything all right? Did something happen?
 
 
Mood: worriedworried
 
 
Dagda
25 September 2011 @ 03:45 am
[Filter: Franelcrew]

I'm still alive, right? I didn't die, and turn into a ghost or something while I was on the dance floor with her? I didn't expect her to keep me out there so long, but I couldn't refuse to keep dancing with her. That would have ended badly if I did. Fu I mean I'm a knight. I'm supposed to want to dance with her. It's what dreams are made of.

I still can't believe I survived.

[Filter: Gebann]

That was the closest shit I've ever been in. What happened? I didn't want to look at you directly. I didn't want to give anything away. Were you watching her?

Ugh, I wish I could just make my head stop spinning like a top right now. I'm thinking too fast.
 
 
Mood: distressedaaaahhhhhhhhh
 
 
Gebann
25 September 2011 @ 03:56 am
[Filter: Private]

I hate her. I hate her with every fiber of my being. He is the one thing I have left in the world that she has not already stolen from me, and all I could do was stand there and let it happen. It should be me up there, dancing with him for all to see, for all to stare at and be jealous about. This is my hall. It should be my party.

I will make her pay. Some day. Some how. I will make her regret every minute since she became heir. I want nothing more than to hear her to admit that I am the one, true, rightful heir to House Eina, moments before I accuse her of high treason. I want to see the look in her eyes the moment she realizes her world is crashing down around her.

One day. It will happen. It has to happen. I have waited too long. I have been too patient.

This will all be mine.
 
 
Mood: jealousjealous
 
 
Terrance
25 September 2011 @ 05:42 am
Whoa, heeeey, you two! Are we doing this, then? Right here? On -- on the table, apparently?

Well, okay, then! Let's go I guess!

Bets on who lasts longest? I'm weighing on Fayre, take it from me, when she's trying, she can go all night!
 
 
Mood: hornyCOOL?
 
 
 
Altair
25 September 2011 @ 05:58 am
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

That has to sting.

[Filter: Westa, in Atsirian]

... do ...

Do you want to talk about it?
 
 
Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
 
 
Elden
25 September 2011 @ 06:40 am
[Filter: Fayre]

Well Lady Fayre I think we really must sit and have a serious conference on an issue wich -- which I can't quite make up my mind as to the ...

Oh, you know what I mean~

Which lady this evening was the fairest of the all~~?
 
 
Mood: drunkdrunk (not actually drunk)
 
 
Lissandra of Veirnan
25 September 2011 @ 11:34 am
[Filter: Edeyn]

I'm glad that you are here now. Truly. Everything has been better since you have returned.

But, ugh, one would not know that it was the Festival today, if they looked at everyone's faces. Even Lancel seems especially sullen for a man who has been told his health is improving! It must be making Meghan uncomfortable, on a day she must be missing her home.

I apologise for complaining like a child. I just wish we were having a happier Festival than we are now.
 
 
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
 
 
Var (Varelia)
25 September 2011 @ 01:27 pm
Sindre loved his present! I can say what it is now, because I've given it to him. I gave him tools! I think there was a hammer, and a chisel, and other things I don't know the names of in Trade, but it is very useful, and he likes it very, very much. I'm very glad I found the perfect gift this Festival ...

Oh, now we have to put the food we made this afternoon on the table! I invited Jakob to dinner tonight, because I made some Atsirian food, and I thought he might miss it. It is not as good as my mother's, but Sindre can eat it!
 
 
Mood: excitedexcited
 
 
Alastair
25 September 2011 @ 02:31 pm
My, what a wonderful Festival it has been~ And still with so many hours until it ends for another year. I'm so glad that the children were so delighted with our gifts, aren't you, my darling? Clearly, they do not take after their uncle after all, why, those looks of surprise were very genuine~

Oh, and Leana dear, I hope you had a happy Festival as well~

[Filter: Eudora]

And you, well, I hope you're ready for tonight.
 
 
Mood: deviousdevious
 
 
 
25 September 2011 @ 04:50 pm
I killed on the Festival.

Not a Messenger. At least, I doubt he was. The streets were full of drunken revelers, out too late after the celebrations. Scum that no one would miss. Rats of the gutters, stumbling about like beasts. I picked one, and I trailed him, and I slit his throat.

You can try and track me. Please do try. I would like the challenge. But I doubt you'll manage. Murders happen all the time, after all, even on a holiday. A very tragic event, I know. I'm sure if he had anyone to mourn him, they would be crying now, but the man I chose doesn't seem the type. More of the sort to live and die utterly unknown, drunk most of his life and even more pathetic when he is sober, living in a hovel and dressed in rags.

And I do have to learn this somehow.
 
 
Amalea
25 September 2011 @ 05:00 pm
[Filter: Lady Rachelle]

I realize you don't want to hear from me, but this is important, and you are the only person at that castle I can trust. Or -- at least, Devine trusts you.

You must know about the plans we had, last night. Or at least you've suspected them? Devine never arrived.

I assume he simply -- got caught up, with Craig? Or drank too much, perhaps, it's happened before. But I'm rather worried. A little reassurance would be appreciated, if you could.
 
 
Essalene
25 September 2011 @ 07:11 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew]

... I'm going to see Jack. I realise that he probably will not notice that he has visitors, but he should not be alone for the Festival. This party is almost ending anyway.

If anyone wishes to come with me, they are welcome to.
 
 
Mood: blahblah
 
 
Sean
25 September 2011 @ 07:19 pm
Heh, I think the Festival gets better and better the older Sam gets. He just gets so excited. Don't see that kinda thing in grown men. It's like they burned all their excitement up. He's been draggin his cart behind him, like he can't let it go. Pilin on all his new toys on it and takin them for a ride. Too bad he's too big to get on it himself. Probably break it if he tried! Maybe I'll get a bigger one for him next year. Be easier if he stopped growin.
 
 
Mood: amusedamused
 
 
Keller
25 September 2011 @ 07:33 pm
[Filter: Private]

Now that the fun's nearly over, back to work. Not to mention how I'm going to get there.

Fuck, man's not meant to be more than a few feet above solid ground. We don't have fucking wings. It's not meant to be. But no, we just had to figure out how to ride pegasi and dragons, didn't we.

[Filter: Lara]

I notice you've been keeping your mouth shut. Good.
 
 
Mood: crankycranky
 
 
 
Lawrence
25 September 2011 @ 07:39 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew]

Well, that was an eventful day, but I think I've had enough. If I stay awake any longer, I may be sleeping for a week. You young ones have fun for the night. Just remember not to cause trouble for our hosts.
 
 
Mood: exhaustedexhausted
 
 
Joseph
25 September 2011 @ 09:31 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

Ah, that was very, very satisfying.

She may be growing, but she is far from grown. That was so easy it almost wasn't rewarding -- but, ahah, not quite. No, I'm certainly a bad enough man that it brought a smile to my face, seeing her dance so carelessly into that trap.

Westa played her part, certainly ... and, to be sure, it was her notion to begin with, and a magnificently clever one at that ... but.

But I arranged it all, didn't I? I slid the pieces into place. No matter at whose orders it was, I did it.

And when I'm King, I'll do it everyday. I just have to make sure that no matter how much she grows, she keeps herself intertwined with me.

[Filter: Westa, in Atsirian]

Ahah, did you enjoy the Queen's little announcement last night, sister? My Festival gift to you.
 
 
Mood: satisfiedsatisfied
 
 
Lord Hasten of Lireth
25 September 2011 @ 10:01 pm
[Filter: Lord Glenn]

After a night of fitful sleep, I've taken some time to consider all the paths that lay before us, and I may have found one that does not lead to disaster.

I believe I have a solution to our problem. Or, at the very least, a stalling tactic to prevent an official declaration of war until we hear a response from the King in Eblar. However, I am going to need your help, Glenn, and that of your brothers, and ... and anyone else with any sort of authority we can drum up to convince Lord Tarmon that it is the best way.

It will not be easy. My lord is quite enamoured with the idea of riding in the vanguard of a mighty army, proving that he is a god amongst men as his father always told him he was. But I think we have a chance, if we can push him into a corner.
 
 
Mood: stressedoverwhelmed
 
 
Cylina of Coliya
25 September 2011 @ 11:18 pm
I hope everyone had a wonderful Festival. I know I did~ One of the best every, actually.

I just thought you should know.



[Filter: Private]

I probably shouldn't have done that. But they're going to hate me forever anyway and at least this way might be fun. Or at least it's easier. And they might even give me an idea of how things are going while they're at it.
 
 
Xander of Meirsu
25 September 2011 @ 11:20 pm
[Filter: Private]

Right ... [slight pause]

Forget about the rest of this mess for a moment. Clearly something's happened in Lireth. Something really bad. I'm not even going to try to guess or anything like that.

What the hell am I supposed to do now?

Okay, Alexander, think. The tension here is insane. It sounds like it's even worse there. But what I just don't get is why? Why is everyone so easily agitated? Something about it just doesn't feel right, it never has. Maybe that's why it's so hard to get a handle on.

... And that still doesn't answer my damn question. Fuck. I don't know. When the hell did life get so complicated? I thought getting away from home was supposed to get me out of this stuff.