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30 November 2011 @ 12:22 am

we talked and he apologized and but i was still mad and the today a quartet shows up and sings to me and they said col sent them and i've never had someone sing to me before! there were customers here and everything, and everyone got to watch and clapped when they were done!
Mood: surprisedsurprised
30 November 2011 @ 02:13 am
[Filter: Private]

There's just been ... so much going on, lately ... it's gotten Terra worked up, and she's usually so calm, I ah --

[mud splatter]


Oh, Dragons

[rushed writing]

[Filter: Lila]

Lila, are you busy? Terra's gotten herself into trouble. She ah ... she's fine, I just ... she's stuck.

Could you help me? I'm trying to calm her down, but ...
Mood: rushedrushed
30 November 2011 @ 02:21 am
[Filter: Private]

We'll ... we'll get there and I'll see daddy and I'll see everyone and everything will be fine ... it will be! Ooh ... I can't thank Lord Kray enough for speaking with Lady Eve about this. I just ... I know that we'll find out what happened and we'll flush them out. We will. We have to. Everything ... everything has to work out. It just has to.

[Filter: Those in Rayla, Eric]

I um ... I just wanted to thank you, again, Lady Eve. For everything, really. I'll um ... we'll be back just as soon as we can and we'll be very careful and we'll find out who did this. I just ... I promise ...!

We'll be sure to keep you updated on everything, you can count on me!
Mood: workingworking
30 November 2011 @ 02:25 am
[Filter: Private]

[pen taps]

Hm ..~

Oh, that's what it was I was forgetting~ well, I think I've certainly given him quite enough time, for that.

[Filter: Jordan]

Now then~ I do wonder where that invitation could possibly be, dear. I have given you ample time, I think~ don't you? ♥
Mood: amusedamused
Gavin of Fryda
30 November 2011 @ 06:41 am
Dragons fucking damn it!

If these raids keep up, we might as well be done with. Refugees streaming out of villages and into the main city, day after day, another fucking report that this town or that one has been torched by rebels!

And on top of that it's all talk about marrying me off to some girl, it's not like they can find any fucking nobles willing to commit to Fryda right now, so it's all talk about the line. Marry a knight if you have to, Gavin, just as long as you get her to pop out a baby in a few months!

I'm so fucking sick of this bullshit!
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Aiden [Illuse]
30 November 2011 @ 06:52 am
[Filter: Jayne, in Kilian]

I'm fairly sure we're not imagining it, now.

I've heard a few whispers here and there. Usually when nobody thought I was listening. I think they know that since I've taken Marias in, I'm not exactly going to be receptive to any complaints about him, but -- but, well, I think I can guess where this is coming from.

How well did you know Ciaran?

[Filter: Marias]

Have you been out in town again?
Mood: busybusy
Anita of Vernhail
30 November 2011 @ 06:59 am
Court is so exhausting!

I do love it so, but every night I come back and just fall into bed! I can't imagine how people can commit to doing this all their lives! It's so wonderful, and so much more than I'd ever imagined it would be, but don't you ever get tired of it and want to take a break? Everything in Vernhail, or even in Conare or Temair, was so much more relaxed ...

I can't imagine ever leaving, but I think I won't mind too terribly much when we do! My lord, I haven't any idea how you manage to look so polished and unshaken every night after it's over, much less how impeccable you look every morning!
Mood: exhaustedexhausted
Suaimeas (Patience)
30 November 2011 @ 08:23 am
[Filter: Crionna, in Old High Kilian]

Um. I thought I should let you know that things have mostly settled down, here. Everyone is still a little nervous, but no one talks about what happened anymore. I think they just want to forget it happened. I don't think anyone suspects anything from me. It's just like you said ... they just see what they want to see.

I think I'm going to leave, though. It's probably been long enough by now, that they wouldn't be suspicious if I did. It wouldn't take me very long to fly to Tarra.
Mood: okayokay
30 November 2011 @ 02:35 pm
Ugh, I swear she's as slippery as the girls at the docks are. She's avoiding me now, because she knows exactly what I want to know about, and hell, you'd think if she'd actually been through what Kim's dealing with now once she'd have a little more sympathy! And that husband of hers doesn't like me much, either. He's getting this whole "I'm going to lodge a complaint with the guard" attitude, now, and ughhh.

This is important, how can they be so selfish?
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
Westa of Atsir
30 November 2011 @ 02:39 pm
[Filter: Altair, in Atsirian]

So, I can't help but wonder. Are you really so taken with Raezi Saedri that you are going to head into yet another month sulking over her indifference toward you?
30 November 2011 @ 02:56 pm
[Filter: Karlesta, in Atsirian]

I must say, Karlesta, though it might not be my place -- you didn't really seem to be enjoying yourself last night. Less so than usual, one might remark.

[Filter: Raezi, in Atsirian]

I see what you're trying to do. We did talk about this, didn't we? I must admit ... I had hoped we'd see a little more in the way of results. First the young man at Lady Aes's themed party, and then that handsome fellow at the quieter gathering last night ...

There must be something wrong with them. I'm trying to get more from her, now. I don't think she realizes just how important this could be.
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
30 November 2011 @ 04:43 pm
[Filter: Leigh]

Everybody here is crazy, Leigh. I swear, they're all just completely nuts. They argue so much about things that don't matter at all. They think they're all so important and everything they do matters so much, and these things that really don't make a difference become so life and death that they all hurt each other over it.

Why don't any of them realize just how lucky they are? Their lives are frigging perfect! Somedays, I just -- I really just wish --


You're the only one who really gets it.
Mood: frustratedfrustrated
30 November 2011 @ 05:34 pm
[Filter: Private]


Still the same.

[Filter: Public]

This country never does change, does it? Guess I haven't been around the entire country, just yet, so we'll see. I guess it's not such a bad thing, sometimes.
Mood: blahblah
Linnell of House Veirnan
30 November 2011 @ 05:35 pm
I can't believe we're really leaving it behind.

I think Alanna knows what's going on, or at least can guess a little. Every time we take back off after landing for a rest, she's so ... she's not herself, at all. She's usually so much more spirited than this. I wonder if she can tell how upset everybody is ... Pegasi are smart that way, sometimes.

I just wish we could have waited longer ...

There's so much that we're leaving behind. Papa, are you sure we couldn't have stayed? There had to be something we could do, right? I just keep thinking about Myca ...
Mood: sadsad
30 November 2011 @ 06:02 pm
Well, Rebecca, I'm not quite sure this is what you meant to accomplish, but nobody at court has been able to stop talking about the show you and Autumn put on.

You will be coming back to court, soon, won't you? I know you were very angry last night and you might have said a few things you didn't mean, and we'd all certainly miss you if you held to that. It's just not the same without you here! I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks so.

In any case, if you got a little carried away in the heat of the moment and didn't think about what you were saying, I'm sure we'd all understand.
Mood: quixoticamazed.
30 November 2011 @ 06:34 pm
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

Mm ... it's been a while since I've written like this, hasn't it? I ah ... I'm always so distracted with one thing or another that I forget to write or ... well, to even open this book in days. When I'm not taking lessons from Sir Dougal, I'm catching up on household chores, and even when there is nothing left for me to do she ... she always manages to find something for me to do ...

Though, really ... I am thankful for my tutor ... if it weren't for him I don't know how I would manage to practice as I do. Mm ... and even stepmother seems pleasant towards him. She ah ... she's actually tolerable when he comes around.

I do wish that father would come home more often, though ... it seems as if he's been more and more scarce as time goes on. I suppose his research is important, and it seemed as if he had made a breakthrough, the last time I spoke with him ... but even still ....
Mood: discontentdiscontent
30 November 2011 @ 06:53 pm
[Filter: Private]

Ah ... Dragons ... that could have been so dangerous for her ... I'm so glad that it wasn't serious. She was just a bit spooked, so ah ... we've avoided anything horrible. Ah ... I couldn't even imagine what I would have done if she had gotten seriously injured. She ah ... it's such a good thing that's she's such a calm animal. To think, just like that ... right in front of me. It all happened so fast. It barely took a bit of wandering on her end.

If Lila hadn't come to help as fast as she did, I don't even know if I would have been able to calm her down so well ... ah, it really doesn't take very long for something to go wrong ...
Mood: relievedrelieved
30 November 2011 @ 07:30 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

Whatever so what. Fuck you, Reeve, sorry your favorite agent is a horrible bitch with a life mission of making life difficult for my entire fucking family, fuck you. What were you expecting??

Right you just expect everyone to deal with your shit because you're you and you were so surprised when Edalene finally had enough! And I don't think you realize just how angry this entire stupid shitfest makes me, either, you actually literally don't. Wow.

Whatever who cares.

And fuck you Arthur I fucked her first.

[Filter: House Karnach, in Atsirian]

Have I mentioned how much I wish Felizia didn't have a journal? I open it and there she is, why the hell does everyone like her so much? For fuck's sake! Bad enough I have to listen to all the gloating and preening and her stupid sycophants in person all the damn time, why couldn't she have just stayed the hell off here. Completely unfair.
Mood: bitchybitchy
Lian of Veirnan
30 November 2011 @ 07:38 pm
[Filter: Private]


[Filter: Father]

I'm scared ...
Lord Glenn of House Rowan
30 November 2011 @ 07:47 pm
[Filter: Dentorians]

They tell me that we're very near the pass, now. It's entirely possible that we'll arrive by tomorrow evening, if we can keep this pace -- which I cannot fathom we'll have any issues with. The men all seem as anxious to be there as I am. And I must warn you, though I'm sure you've calculated the numbers beforehand; there are quite a lot of men with us. And women, as well, of course.

I do hope it's warm, there. I've heard tell that it's the last time any of us are likely to be able to feel our feet, you know, once we're beyond the border it's all snow and misery and pining for a fire. I'm beginning to wonder if my boots are adequate to the task before us, sigh.
Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Ethne of House Karnach
30 November 2011 @ 07:57 pm

I really must concede that Sir Connor is doing very well in his position. I honesty think that we'd reach a good many more impasses if not for his help in mollifying Caraela Eshene; he always seems to know precisely what to say. It's most impressive. There is something to be said for a sitter who understands the value of listening, improving, refining ...

So many of our meetings before his appointment ended in frustration. That's certainly improved.

Of course, we will be glad for more help all the same, when her Majesty deems a new appointment appropriate. We do what we can, but there are only so many theoretical shelves to set these things upon, hm?
Mood: busybusy
30 November 2011 @ 08:17 pm
I hate to be the one that's gotta ask, but anyone know how long til we get to our next stop? What I wouldn't give for a nice bath and a cold drink. This warm water we got's better on my throat than nothing, but something cold would be so much better. And a good night's sleep. Dragons, what I wouldn't give for a good night's sleep. The one good thing about being laid up for so long was that I had the best bed I've ever slept in. I miss that bed.
Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
30 November 2011 @ 08:26 pm
[Filter: Sir Elden]

I do believe you had mentioned a private matter you wished to discuss the other day. If you are still interested, I have time today, or even tomorrow if that works better for you? I would hate for you to think that I have been blowing you off since our little tavern outting.
Mood: curiouscurious
30 November 2011 @ 08:42 pm
[Filter: Private]

November 30th


So much to write about but nothing to say. What more is there? The world seems to be coming to an end for everyone. I don't understand it but neither does anyone else.

Perhaps this is the only way to become equals.
Messenger of Darkness
30 November 2011 @ 08:47 pm
A little bit of paranoia is good for you, isn't that true?

The suspicion that you may be, at this very moment, being hunted. Even if it proves untrue, it never hurts to stay in practice. It's been a very long time since I've had cause for concern. I'd forgotten how utterly alive it makes you feel. There's a feral sort of power in knowing that there could be someone after you whose entire existence demands your death. Knowing you'll do anything to turn the tables on them, instead.

Of course, you'll have to be very, very good to get the better of me. If you're out there, I do hope you're ready for a challenge.

It's far too quiet.
Destin of Lysel
30 November 2011 @ 08:55 pm
[Filter: Elizabeth]



I'm staying at Emery's tonight. I don't know what excuse to come up with to feed to Father because likely Maire's gone to him about all of this by now. Can you -- if she hasn't gone to him, can you please cover for me. I need to try and think of what I'm going to do.

And you can yell at me all you want later, Lizzie, I promise, but please, not now.
Mood: distresseddistressed
Maire of Lysel
30 November 2011 @ 09:02 pm
[Fiter: Destin]

[writing is uneven, written from a shaking pen]

Don't you dare try coming back here tonight! I never want to see you ever again! You are- you just- You make me sick!

Tomorrow I'm going home and Violet's coming with me. Don't expect us to ever come back.

[writing is still uneven and now smeared as well]

[Filter: Elizabeth]

Oh Dragons, I [long pause] I was right. I was so right and it was terrible.
Megan of Ysak
30 November 2011 @ 09:12 pm
[Filter: Queen Edalene, in Atsirian]

Hello, Your Majesty. I was hoping you might have time to discuss my sister. I am afraid that I cannot help but notice that she does not seem to be pulling her weight on the Council, which of course reflects quite badly on my family and Taleth. I wondered if you might have any suggestions about how I might be able to improve the situation.

[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

After all, it is your-
30 November 2011 @ 09:16 pm
[Filter: Demi]

Okay look. Leanne's husband is probably going to throw me off his property next time he sees me, so -- so I need to ask a favor.

Could you talk to her? She knows you. I mean, not well, but you at least have an in, and ... please? She doesn't trust Nathan and I, and there just isn't enough time to do this, who knows when that slimebag is going to leave, and drag Kim off with him?
Mood: angryangry
30 November 2011 @ 09:28 pm
I have spent all day thinking up all of the wonderful drinks that I should make Lydia try, and organizing them by when the most appropriate time to try them would be, as well as which ones still taste good if you drink them together. It has been a terribly grueling task, but I think I am finally finished. It is a rather long list, but I do believe we have plenty of time to get through it. I hope you're ready to start trying even more great tasty drinks, Lydia!
Mood: busybusy
Suaimeas (Patience)
30 November 2011 @ 09:30 pm

I think I'm ready to move on, now. I haven't found anything new here in a long time, and I'm starting to get restless. It's always strange to walk down a street and realize you recognize most of the people you see. I even know most of their names.

It's definitely time to move on. I was thinking about visiting Tarra, next. It's the only big city I haven't searched, yet. I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the libraries there. Or anything about the city at all.
Mood: nervousnervous
Nerida of Allba
30 November 2011 @ 09:34 pm
Now, if there were an accolade on offer for the best Aunt, I think I certainly have a chance of winning it. Kataryn and Lindsay, at least, seem to think that I'm very fun~ I'm sure Aaron would be embarrassed if he knew how to be, but that he is not means that I can take heart in him not having grown up that much just yet.

Though I think if this journey were to go for much longer, I will run out of songs, and the children will become bored of the games I know of. I should invent some new ones while they are resting. There is not much else to do in a carriage, I'm afraid~
Mood: pleasedpleased
30 November 2011 @ 09:54 pm
[Filter: Private]

I don't want to play spy for

Ugh, I just

It's not that I don't want to help Kim. I do. I just hate -- lying to people.

Which is completely ridiculous, because my entire life is a lie. Now more than ever! What moral ground do I have to stand on, here.


[Filter: Anton]

I wish you'd stop scratching those. I can tell when you have, you know.
Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
30 November 2011 @ 10:02 pm

I'm calling in a justicar anyway, and there is absolutely nothing anyone can do to stop me! So there! I'm going to! I'm going to see this ended one way or another, no matter how stubborn and silly and ridiculous Rebecca and her entire family insist on being!

And I'm sure every single person here agrees with me, Rebecca, so there!
Mood: infuriatedinfuriated
30 November 2011 @ 10:04 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew]

Are we almost done with these puzzles? It did not seem too difficult, at first glance. Although last I heard, there were a few ... disagreements.
Mood: blahblah
30 November 2011 @ 10:07 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

I have half a mind to convert just because he had the audacity to tell me I couldn't.

[Filter: Public, in Atsirian]

Well, I really did have fun last night. Thank you so much for the invitation, Raezi. A quiet little affair, for the most part, but a pleasant one. It was nice attending something a little more pulled back in tone, after some of the more spectacular events of late.

I feel I really should return the favour, though you and I are getting into a bit of a habit of that. I have a set of tickets to a concerto at Raishene Hall this Saturday night -- the owner is a business associate of mine, and I've been supplying her sopranos with their stage jewels for years. I think I have an extra one I can afford to just give away out of fondness.

I don't suppose you'd been interested in attending?

Ah, and of course, my appreciation for the event goes out to everyone who was involved. And, for that matter, everyone who attended. After all, a party is defined by its attendants in many ways, isn't it?
Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Var (Varelia)
30 November 2011 @ 10:13 pm
The old man and woman living downstairs are named Edith and Albert. I thought they were married, but they're brother and sister! I think it is very sweet that they are sharing a house. I do not know if they have children. I don't remember seeing any visitors, but I'm away working at the theatre for most of the day ...

Oh, and they invited Sindre and I for a dinner this week! That is very nice of them, no? I should bring them a present. It's too cold for fresh fruit now, so it will have to be something else ... I hope I can think of something. Something useful! Maybe I can get an idea if I look downstairs for a while ...
Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
Lauren of House Taerin
30 November 2011 @ 10:29 pm
[Filter: Celeste]

Ugh, okay. Well, I can hear them on the other side of that stupid door listening in, and I'm not going to give them the satisfaction.

I don't know why they're doing this, or what they want. What is this about? Everything's fine.
Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
30 November 2011 @ 10:34 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

Oh, this is going to be amazing.

I don't think I've ever looked forward to Feldri, before~ Well played, old man. The look on her face alone, hah. I wonder if she'll just wither like the dried up old bat she is, and blow away on the dunes, for us~

Nice thought.

Shouldn't be long, now~
Mood: amusedamused
Xander of Meirsu
30 November 2011 @ 10:39 pm
Well now, isn't it a lovely day. No? Well, it is for me, at least. Nothing like travelling the open road to bring tranquility to the mind. Granted, the open road is not quite as hospitable as it once was but still, I quite enjoy it.

[Filter: Lady Canti and Lady Francisca]

I am terribly sorry that I was not able to say farewell in person. Things were beginning to get uncomfortable for those of Korin birth. Still, I am very ashamed to have been forced to flee, after all the hospitality your family bestowed upon me.


[Filter: Private]

Yeah. I think they'll buy that.

If the Dragons love me at all, they have to.
30 November 2011 @ 10:42 pm
Father Mulcahy~ I really must thank you for the lovely time at the tavern~ I think we absolutely need to arrange an outing like that again, in the near future. You seem so much happier when you let yourself, oh, relax a bit~ ♥

[Filter: Elden]

And it was a rather illuminating experience, surprisingly~ Kelara, was it? I never imagined we'd find so many people willing to talk. And it only took a few free rounds~
Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Angeline of Mera
30 November 2011 @ 10:49 pm
[Filter: Private]

Happy birthday to me ...

[Filter: Former Mera ... and Verity]

Keir's troops should be well on their way to Sylea now. I tried to talk them out of it again but no one was listening to me. I really hope this doesn't end in a disaster for them but I can't see it ending any other way. Sometimes, when I close my eyes, I

I think it might be time to figure out another place for me to go, if I need to.
Hayden of Rhia
30 November 2011 @ 11:00 pm
It is shaping up to be an interesting day. I have just come across a crate full of dried figs. Now, I must admit it is not a favoured or frequent ingredient of mine but it has been sometime since I had a moment to try my hand at something new. Already, I have a number of ideas I would like to try out, as well as an afternoon that can be cleared in order to allow it. If all goes well, I should have some interesting dishes to be tasted this evening.

[Filter: Private]

I think the boys would have liked them.
30 November 2011 @ 11:21 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew]

Okay, I just got back from taking a look at the next puzzle and it looks like it could actually be fun. It seems to be some sort of big game, with holes and pegs. I'm not exactly sure what you do with them but I'm sure we'll figure that out fast.

Also, I don't think it could be dangerous in any way, unless you stabbed yourself with one of those pegs. So, well, be careful with the pegs. It should still be fun though. I hope.

It would have been more fun with some extra heating though~
Lady Isanae of House Lireth
30 November 2011 @ 11:23 pm
[Filter: Private, in High Dentorian]

I'll want as many as I can possibly gather in attendance. This is not some declaration to be made once in a hall of simpering lords to be passed on to the people by courier. That won't work, here; they'd burn the couriers and riot all the worse for being scolded.

This is something they must hear from me, directly, as many of them as possible, as loudly and forcefully as I can manage. Scold them enough to make them see what reactionary children they are, then follow it with an inspirational message, something to refocus all of their energy. We want them to hate the enemy; I won't discourage that. But it is the enemy beyond the border they must concern themselves with.

The guard is hesitant to halt most of the demonstrations. I'll make sure that is enforced much more strictly, after this. Reinforce the message with physical action, a warning that I intend to be taken very seriously. There will be no more public beatings, humilations, murders, rapes. We are better than our foe. That is the message that must be sent, and which must be believed.

Emeron must be united in that belief and this cause, and working with all efficiency toward furthering the war effort by spring. That is the goal.

When Tarmon returns, this will be my city.
Mood: determineddetermined
30 November 2011 @ 11:34 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew]

Somehow I thought these would be easier when we first encountered them, but they proved to be more than a match for us. The joke is on them however. We've solved the last one, finally. At least I believe we have. The doors to the next one are open.

I'm ready for a drink.
Mood: relievedrelieved
Queen Edalene of Atsiria
30 November 2011 @ 11:35 pm

Ooh! Raezi Saedri!

Hee! I heard someone say that it was your birthday very, very soon! Is that true? Ooh, I bet that it is! When is it! I want to know!
Mood: chipperchipper
Malcolm of Sylea
30 November 2011 @ 11:49 pm
[Filter: Keane, Lirit, and Damien]

It won't be long now until we actually reach Varise. We need to finalize a strategy. My thoughts are that the basic seige formation should be effective. Send scouts in to find any weaknesses, while our main troops are used to make sure no one one gets in or out. The only downside is that seiges can take quite a bit of time.
Ethne of House Karnach
30 November 2011 @ 11:51 pm
[Filter: House Karnach and Gideon, in Atsirian]

Where does she find the nerve.

Fine. If that woman wants to purposely antagonize us, then -- fine. There are consequences to such actions. She will learn a few of them, before this is all settled out.

I swear if that woman ever sits the Council I may go mad.
Mood: angryangry