Himitsu no Sensou
Change everything you are and everything you were
17 December 2014 @ 11:48 pm
[Filter: Those helping Pearl]

Might have something. Brigade's taking it seriously, at least. Smoke reported north of
18 December 2014 @ 01:13 am
[Filter: Everyone in Baethan]

Ah, well, I... I suppose this is where we part ways! I... I'm honestly going to miss you all very much. Haha, which is unexpected! I regretted not staying with the main group so much, I never thought I'd feel poorly for not going on with you, Fayre! But... well, it's for the best, and...

It just feels strange, doesn't it? We all started out together, and then we separated, and now we're together again, and then... haha, another separation!

I wonder how long it will be before we see each other?

Thank you so much for everything you did for me, Fayre. You're a lovely, lovely woman. I imagine Mama Alynn was a lot like you when she was young!

[Filter: Sawyer]

Of course... I don't in the least wish I were going with them. I only want to be with you.
Mood: strange
18 December 2014 @ 12:48 am
[Filter: Franelcrew]

Ah. They're releasing me today. ... if I'd been more eager to go apparently they could've released me a week ago. Haha. They thought I might be a bit of help to Jack's recovery as well. Or perhaps I've been used as spy again to make sure he's observed.

Anyhow, they offered to send two of the guards with me to the townhouse but I don't really want to leave Jack with less. I was wondering if perhaps a pair or so would mind coming to pick me up.
17 December 2014 @ 10:39 pm
[Filter: Serj and Yuliet]

Serj. Yuliet's already been told, but Daryen has been taken from us. He died in the attack that killed a good dozen of our network. I believe some of the others are holding a vigil.

Both of you are not to go anywhere near the house tomorrow. Is that clear? I'm taking everyone off it except for those that have to be there.
Mood: frustrated
18 December 2014 @ 12:42 am
[Filter: Private]

... There's not much time now. I know they'll save her. I know it. We have so many who are willing to do anything to save her on our side. I've gone over their plans with Josiah, and like I thought from reading their plans on these they know what they're doing. This is one that should succeed. I wish I'd been able to think of it.

I wish I'd been able to help.

But I'd only distract them if I said anything.
18 December 2014 @ 12:39 am
[Filter: Jace]

So... I hear that you're leaving today! Off on another adventure! How exciting!
Mood: indescribable
18 December 2014 @ 03:36 am
[Filter: Mydra, Britt, Chris and Julian]

We're leaving tomorrow. It will take us at least two weeks, as you know.

By then I suspect we will have all the evidence his Majesty requires to sanction a visit to Riva. Mydra, I do hope you have been working on a plan for that. I have several, but you'd hate them all.

I'm bringing a mage with me, as we discussed. Aoife. She's never been outside Kilia in her life, and I suspect she'll require ... support. But she's proficient in all the things we need her for, and has a journal as well.
17 December 2014 @ 11:30 pm
[it's clear that elden has rinsed his hands, but there's still a pink residue around the wet fingerprints on this page]

[Filter: People who want to help Pearl]

They intend to burn a house with her inside, unable to escape. Crippled Nessarose has a house fall on her. Unfortunately, the woman I had didn't know which house. Need to know, she kept saying. "Elijah made sure that it was need to know."

Didn't we hear something about an Elijah?


I need to know the moment that a fire starts in Norey. Journals would be best. Scott, I don't suppose you could get someone on the fire brigade? Or better yet, volunteer yourself. We could know within minutes, before there was really any threat, anytime a fire started.
Mood: satisfied
17 December 2014 @ 09:27 pm
[Filter: Yuliet]

Daryen is dead.

[Filter: Silas]

Do you know how many people I lost yesterday?
Mood: indescribable
17 December 2014 @ 11:26 pm
[Filter: Jayne, in Kilian]

Who do they fight against in Norey? They're fighting a war, but I think I missed the start of it.
17 December 2014 @ 10:52 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew]

Dragons, I can't wait anymore -- what's going on over there?! It's been an hour, I hope you all know we're going insane! Fayre is pacing. Fayre! Fayre doesn't pace! If you're all alive you'd better have a really good excuse for this...

And if you're not --

Well, no, I'm going to assume you are, and are cruel.
Mood: worried
17 December 2014 @ 09:15 pm
[Filter: Elijah]


Explosion. Ionah and Vio, they're gone, can't find them anywhere. I think one of 'em got captured.
17 December 2014 @ 07:55 pm
There's, uh- [illegible]

Adv are [Inkblot]

People. There's people outside. I saw them. I swear I saw them. I don't know where they went. They were there, then they were gone but I saw them.
Mood: scared
18 December 2014 @ 01:06 am
I simply must know if that misunderstanding with Lionel has been cleared up! I haven't heard word in days and I have quite a lot to worry about without adding my silly wandering goodbrother to the list!
17 December 2014 @ 09:02 pm
[Filter: Private]

You're mocking me. I told myself the last time the cards did this that I would never let it happen again. I've ignored something important, and now I can't read them properly at all, can I?

Five of Cups, Father of Runes, The Calamity. Someone here is going to change the world. He takes the fundamental energy of the situation and harnesses it to his own purposes. Who is he?

Eban, The Calamity, Mother of Coins. This reading is at the event, and there's still a world afterward. A world where there's a nurturing soul to bring everyone into wellness after. Is the Mother of Coins Fayre again? Is she still alive afterward? Who is Eban?

Ace of Cups, The Calamity, Five of Cups. A relationship forms, and then the event happens and it's gone forever. It's the same event. It's always the same today.

The Calamity, Strength, Five of Cups ...

This is like the caravan before my entire family died. Before I fled, before they picked me up, before Elijah saved me from ... And I don't know what it is!
Mood: distressed
17 December 2014 @ 08:51 pm
[Filter: Mistress Lyonesse]

Ah hello! I ah hoped that we could speak! Oh that is I -- well I wanted to talk to you about something!! Something very specific actually this isn't just a random thing I ah...

I might need your help? Maybe. Maybe I don't want your help! Ah goodness maybe I don't want you to come anywhere near me!! But I need to find out.
Mood: indescribable
17 December 2014 @ 04:58 am
[Filter: Private]

It isn't even really that impressive. Any man can take less than a minute to

No, I am not that pathetic.

I haven't even -- ugh. Focus, you silly little girl. She's just worried about Pearl and he's just being inexplicably polite, and even if not, who cares? Jack had a thousand girls before he ever even looked at you, even if he swears they weren't ... whores. Hmph.

Poor Jack. ...

[Filter: Jack]

I ... saw you writing a bit, the other day, but I didn't want to ...

Well. But it's been a few days, now. So -- How are you?
16 December 2014 @ 10:43 pm
[Filter: Suaimeas, in Danaan]

You know ...

I really hoped, when we started helping with this, that those treasures would help us figure out what all those things Aelbhe said meant. All those things about ... us, and the space between worlds, and what it is we're supposed to do. But two treasures, and still nothing.

She always came back in December, you know. Back to Tarra. I wonder if she'll be coming back again this year? It sort of makes me want to fly to Tarra and wait, and see if ...

But I suppose even if she did, it would be impossible to find her, wouldn't it? She could hardly stay at Aoife's shop anymore.

Mood: pensive
17 December 2014 @ 12:49 am
[Filter: Princess Fayre]

Oh, I badly need advice!!!!
Mood: flail
17 December 2014 @ 12:27 am
[Filter: Those in Baethan]

Lord Lawrence has consulted all of us, and we've come to the conclusion that the 21st will be the best day for us all to depart. We have until then to make all of our arrangements. I'm sure many of you have already been doing so, but this is the time to start making those final.

[Filter: Dame Pandora]

I don't suppose you've reached any sort of decision regarding the offer? I only ask because the time before the choice is made for you is approaching at a reasonable pace. It's still entirely in your hands, of course.
16 December 2014 @ 09:41 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew]

I believe I can make sense of this. It will take time studying all this -- I hope you do not mind if I copy the most relevant parts. But assuming we can find the artifact and it is similar to the Megami structure I see no reason why I could not manage to put this theory into practice.

So. I will go with Fayre to Kanemoria, it seems.
Mood: nervous
16 December 2014 @ 09:41 pm

[Filter: People who want to help Pearl!]

Has anybody else seen these announcements? These -- there's new ones, I found them pasted up where the other ones were yesterday. It says something about ...

Well, it, uh, "The Wicked Witch Of The East Meets Her Deserved End," blah blah performance November 22, blah blah guest of honor the Princess Fayre, and then across the bottom it says "If you thought the house in the theatre looked real, just wait until you see this production's special effects!"

Are they gonna

Does it ... have to do with how the witch -- Nessarose, I mean, I guess -- died in the play? It ... sounds that way to me.
Mood: scared
16 December 2014 @ 09:05 pm
[Filter: Private]

Don't make me regret trusting you, Daryen.

[Filter: Daryen]

You'll be helping with the strike on the townhouse on the 19th. It's integral that you make this devastating. All our attacks up to the 22nd are going to be building up to keep them from seeking out any information on Pearl. It's going to be especially important, with the new announcements posted.

You'll take this seriously, won't you?
Mood: worried
15 December 2014 @ 11:55 pm
[Filter: Yules]

Hey, got a moment? I've got a favor to ask you.
Mood: contemplative
16 December 2014 @ 03:43 pm
[Filter: Private]

I have had no response from Father Carson since my arrival. His secretary says that he has been in conclave. Do they truly not emerge from the grand hall for days on end? Do they not get time to themselves to think? How can they discuss the future of the church in such conditions?

They are not even doing a good job of keeping their discussions secret. It is the first thing people here want to know when they see you now. Do you wish for the Church to remain the same as it was? Should we demand change? And I demur politely, saying that I have not yet learned enough to form an opinion, but I know more than anyone, don't I? I know why Megam sank below the sea, that it had nothing to do with the Dragons' damnation, or a natural disaster.

I hate that the Church is brought to this, that common priests are struggling to provide comfort and succor while their superiors debate above them. The politics is unseemly. Tarmon struts around the manor, inflated with perceived importance, bragging about rebuilding the Church, quoting Scripture as if he has always lived by their tenets. It becomes harder to be gracious. Adeline is only months old, and yet she has the sense to cry if Tarmon lingers for too long. A small mercy, that.

I am assured that if I wait, the priests are bound to be released for rest. One would hope so. A new path for the Church should not be navigated with tired minds.
Mood: annoyed
16 December 2014 @ 12:34 am
[Filter: Franelcrew]


Turns out I'm coming, I guess. Not sure when the plan to leave is, but I figure it's coming up, now that we've got a map and whatnot.

Me and Druce are kind of a thing. Figured you all deserved to know that, since you all got to witness the extremely awkward build up to it. He's on probation. No inappropriate, weirdly clinical public displays, or he's out.


Those of you staying, I...

My folks, you know? I told them I'm going. Told them why. There's a man. That made them happy. Get them grandkids for us, Tallys, Dragons know you're the only shot. I just, uh. I'd like someone to look after them, you know?
Mood: good
15 December 2014 @ 09:41 pm
[Filter: Daryen]

You're bored.

I've heard you asking if anyone needs to switch shifts on Pearl. And asking after the townhouse. Did you really think that no one would tell me you were trying to beg your way onto a strike crew?

[Filter: Yuliet]

Read for Daryen, please.
Mood: annoyed
15 December 2014 @ 11:31 pm
[Filter: Fayre]

I just landed.

[Filter: Noreycrew]

All right, what's the situation? And are you still staying at that charming little townhouse~? I need to set up.
Mood: determined
15 December 2014 @ 09:33 pm
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]

Just the mention of her...she's been gone for almost a year, now. Close to it, anyway.

I miss you, Erin. You were like a second mother to me, one of the first people who kept reaching out to me even when I was shoving everybody away. I still miss you, especially now.

[Filter: Marias, in Kilian]

...Lahbri's going with Lord Kail and the others. I'm to stay here and take care of the manor and Oscar.

There's something I'd like to suggest. It's just a thought, of course! Just an idea we had.
Mood: sad
15 December 2014 @ 08:30 pm
[Filter: Irving]

... i've been an idiot. i should have been able to help. i should have gone with you to help with jack.
Mood: blank
15 December 2014 @ 07:47 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew]

Since we are making plans to leave I can hardly delay this discussion any further.

To the point.

I have received an invitation to return to Kanemoria with Fayre to find the Seal in ... Riva, was it? The island far to the south. She has told me of it, and that a native Kilian with training and experience with artifacts is ideal, qualifications I do have to some extent.

But I have not received a clear answer on what is expected if I should go. Meaning no offense to Lady Fayre. I am certain she has told me all she knows, but she is not a mage nor a Kilian and I would like to hear from those more familiar with this situation before I make this decision.

What is expected of me? What am I likely to find, if anything at all? And what is to be done, if it is found?
Mood: blah
15 December 2014 @ 09:43 pm
[Filter: Gabe, in Kilian]

Hey Gabe! Have you got a second?
Mood: nervous
15 December 2014 @ 08:56 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew and Lionel]

Okay, well, you'd better all appreciate hard work, here!!

... I thought maybe I'd take some initiative. I was pouring over some maps last night and I spent an hour working on this even though it doesn't seem it, okay? I just really wanted to -- oh, I don't know.

I think it's pretty accurate. I put some other locations you've been to or should know about on here for reference so you get a sense of where we've been and how far we're going! Doolin should be just about as far away as Tarra from here, so...


Thanks a lot for wanting to try and help. I really wish I could tell my friends. I appreciate it a lot.


Mood: embarrassed
15 December 2014 @ 08:44 pm
[Filter: Tallys, in Kilian]

I know I should've written you right away, but it took me some time to ... to work up the nerve again. To consider what I should say. I ... I've done things miserably so far, and it made sense to try to ... to make sure I'm not going about this the wrong way again.

I feel I should apologize.
Mood: anxious
15 December 2014 @ 06:42 pm
[Filter: Tallys, in Kilian]

So, has anyone asked you how you're feeling about this? With all the ... commotion over our apparent thieves, I imagine everything with you and Druce has been fairly overlooked, but ...

Time's running short, I suppose.

You're not obligated to go, you know. I'm not trying to force you to stay, but ... Well. Just because Druce has invited you doesn't mean you have to go along.
Mood: curious
11 December 2014 @ 01:44 am
[Filter: Elijah]

Brenden is most likely dead, his stashes stolen, and Jack retrieved by Lady Fayre's goons. He was an idiot who believed he could continue his business while also playing dead. I suppose he played too well in the end.

Please tell me that you've all been using routes that don't easily trail back to your hiding place.
Mood: annoyed
10 December 2014 @ 11:34 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew]

Ummm, well.

We found Jack. He's sort of It was really, really He's safe! We're, uh, we took him to get cleaned up or. Um. Maeve took him to get cleaned up and someone's seeing to him now. I hope. She said she was taking him to the Houses, so I figured ...


He sort of needed the Houses. I don't think he was really entirely there anymore. By the time Maeve brought him back down he was barely even conscious, and he there was this kind of, um. Dead. Look in his eyes.

I hope he comes back out of it okay ...
Mood: uncomfortable
10 December 2014 @ 11:13 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew in Norey]

No luck on this side. Looks like we have the merchandise. Hope you've got the man, or I might have some awkward apologies to make.

We're just cleaning up. If you need any help, we're available.

[Filter: Lydia]

You all right? I'm asking them now.
10 December 2014 @ 10:50 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew in Norey and Scott]

Are you sure this is the right place? It looks empty, and Dragons... it smells awful in here. Is powder really supposed to smell like this?
Mood: sick
10 December 2014 @ 11:54 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew and Saoirse and Lionel]

Alright. Saoirse does need help, but it's ... terrifying. And she needs to know that all of you really are as good as I've said you are. That you not only want to help but can help. Could you tell her how much good you've done in the world so far and how you've helped?

It would help her believe that you can help her.
10 December 2014 @ 09:51 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew in Norey and Scott]

Hello, Scott.

I've done a quick run of the perimeter. There's guards posted at every corner, and each doorway in and out has two. A couple men with crossbows on the roof, but I don't think they saw me. In any case, if we can get them to waste their bolts, they'll be easy to take down fast. Irving, you'll need to handle that; Calaith, I'd prefer you use your magic on the other men when they cluster up. There's likely a similar number inside. More, if Jack is in there.

Scott, all of us are in position. I'm Maeve. I have experience on the darker fringes of town~ Calaith is our mage, Terrance and Essalene are our bruisers, and Irving is going to be picking off the boys on the roof.

I don't suppose you have any leads on Pearl. Or, failing that, a signal that we need to watch for?
Mood: busy
11 December 2014 @ 03:04 am
[Filter: Scott]

-- I'm not sure what's going on. I tried writing to the Princess, but she said she'd heard enough before I'd even finished explaining, and then she stopped responding, and it's been almost twenty minutes and I'm afraid to say anything else. I think she's angry at me, oh dear.

If -- if you really need me to save Jack, then I -- obviously, I can't just do nothing, so. I suppose I have no choice.
11 December 2014 @ 03:01 am
[Filter: Franelcrew in Norey]

I have a friend in Norey that may have found where Jack is.

Without boring you with too many needless details, he won't work with Mydra, and so he needs to work with you to recover him. He's being held in a smuggler's warehouse on the north face, which I hope none of you are familiar with because it's not a very pleasant part of the city, I'm afraid. It was just about flattened by the tornado all those years ago, and what's been rebuilt in the meantime ...

Mn. The Ravenwalk cuts through the center from the midtown market gate, and the place you're after ...

[there's a copy of Scott's map here]

The smaller marker is where my friend will be investigating. It's important that you both move at once, and you'll need to organize yourselves and coordinate with him to make sure of that. His name is Scott, and he has a journal. And yes, you can trust him. He was the one who saved my mother, back when that ... nastiness happened.

These are well funded and equipped smugglers, so please take this very seriously. Anyone who isn't prepared to handle a dirty fight needs to take shelter somewhere, obviously. Isobel, perhaps you could use the theater?
Mood: working
10 December 2014 @ 08:53 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]

The only question I have is whether you'll beg for mercy by the time it's over.

By the time I'm done, Aes, even Dalphora is going to want you to be disinherited. If you live, you'll live in shame and squalor, disreputable and dismissed by everyone you ever cared for. Even Mother will have nothing to do with you, once this is over. How could she! Whether the claims are true or not ... that hardly matters.

And everyone knows it doesn't matter.

I can tell, now, that you've begun to catch on to it, haven't you? It took you so long. If only you could fathom that everyone in the family feels the same. It's not only me. I'm simply the one with the most ability to move on it.

Maybe by the time this is over you'll have begun to understand.

If you live, Aes, it will be miserably. And I think by the time this is over with ... well, other options will seem much more attractive. What's worse than a life without hope?
Mood: satisfied
10 December 2014 @ 10:20 pm
[Filter: Saoirse, in Kilian]

I hope you like the food. Nessa made it, and she does her very best. They all do their very best to make sure that we're all safe here. But Baethan is safe now.

I want to start by saying that I may have reacted a bit too harshly. There's research in the journals, and it's important to this family. More than that though, there are secrets about the life of my wayward Grandfather that I barely tolerated letting the people who saved this town look at. It's very precious.

Where do you come from?
Mood: nervous
11 December 2014 @ 02:19 am
[Filter: Scott]

What is this nonsense you are pulling with Lydia?!

If you know where to find Jack, and you need my people for help, you come to me. Directly. Do you think I'm too busy for my own friends?
Mood: angry
11 December 2014 @ 02:02 am
[Filter: Princess Fayre]

Hello? I'm so sorry to bother you, but I need your help with something. It's very important.

Please write back as soon as you see this, it's -- very, very important. Please.
10 December 2014 @ 09:46 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew]

I've been thinking about questions I want to ask all night. I know we should feed them before we begin, and I know I want to get to the bottom of why my family's notes are important. I can't help but feel like I don't have the complete picture though.

Is there any questions I can ask them that will make it easier to tell if where Saoirse came from is your next destination? I know that it should be another artifact that is hurting people like ours did. I know I should pry into what the artifact is doing.

Is there anything else I should ask?
10 December 2014 @ 07:32 pm
[Filter: Lydia]

Do you still want to help rescue your boyfriend?
Mood: busy
10 December 2014 @ 08:46 pm
[Filter: Eli]

Hmm. I've been watching Fayre's cards as you told me to. Something has shifted. It doesn't look like any of our own fortunes are changing either. Our readings are still good. Pearl's cards are still contained. Fayre seems to be having some good fortune though. As is Mydra in a strange way.

I'm not sure what to make of this.

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