16 September 2014 @ 12:56 am
Would you like to check out a few more orphanages today? I have some time, and -- and I'd really like to get some more work done on that project. Fayre says she might be able to provide some funding, if we find any practical solutions!
[Filter: Sawyer and Dagda]
S-so, I hear... you may be willing to, er... help us? With pegasi?
16 September 2014 @ 01:01 am
Every time murder is mentioned in your general vicinity I have to stop myself from writing to you with something like "run as far away from there as you possibly can!" I know that the group has faced its share of hardships up there, and I know that you're quite capable of taking care of yourself.
It's simply ... difficult.
15 September 2014 @ 10:20 pm
[Filter: Lord Silas]
The outlook is good. Yuliet said that her reading indicated we had disrupted them in the past ... but that the plan would turn out favorably for us. The Sun is a good card, and it's the one she drew.
I assume that the arrangements are ones I won't be able to assist with.
15 September 2014 @ 09:49 pm
Did you know any of this was going to happen? You must have! If you've been watching all of this so long --
Britt could have died! She almost did. They killed her partner. They could have killed her, if she'd been just a little less good, a little less lucky, and ... and you couldn't do a damned thing about it, is that what I'm supposed to believe?
15 September 2014 @ 11:43 pm
Should none go ontsibe. Yor will be hurt. Oangerons! Feel5 it.
Stay iuside Iike we.
[Filter: Aoife, in Kilian]
How old is it, though? Do you know?
15 September 2014 @ 11:29 pm
This is better. Will this be a general reading?
15 September 2014 @ 11:23 pm
[Filter: Pillars in Norey]
I do want to go home. Fayre -- Fayre is right, I can't just sit here forever, ignoring everything. My mother wants to see me. I...
They're not going to come after me in my family manor. There are servants everywhere. Guards. Other staff, I -- I'll be fine.
I'm not so scared, anymore. I met them in the sewers in the pitch black while they had the upper hand and I killed two of them. I'm still alive. Vince is dead, but -- oh, Vince. Vince...
15 September 2014 @ 08:58 pm
Sorry the place isn't very comfortable yet, Nadya. Stefan and Henrik, and a few others, are supposed to be bringing in more furniture within the next few hours. I never expected to need to use the warehouse for anything but storage, but a bit more rearranging and it'll be as good as the old shop.
Do you need anything? I send send one of the others out, if there's something we don't have yet.
Elijah, we should have room for another two or three, at least. Maybe as much as five once one of the blacksmiths moves renting space from me moves his stuff out as early as tomorrow. Yuliet, you're welcome to join us if it's alright with Eli. I know you're not happy being stuck in the brothel.
15 September 2014 @ 10:50 pm
Proceed with any opportunities that you find, but don't seek anything out. Keep to your safe places, and try to find some new ones.
Your card reader is still alive, isn't she?
15 September 2014 @ 07:36 pm
[Filter: Canti and Friska]
I just realized that the Festival is only two weeks away! How did it sneak up on us so fast?
I'm going to need to get something really special for Prince Ian. It has to be perfect but I have no idea what it should be. I want it to mean something, and be thoughtful, and personal, and- ah, what do you get a Prince let alone one that you're courting? What if whatever I get him isn't good enough? What am I going to do? I need help! Two weeks isn't nearly enough time to find the perfect gift!
15 September 2014 @ 07:29 pm
Things have been so awkward lately. Maybe it's just me but... Dragons, I don't know.
This might sound stupid, but um... have you noticed anything different about Isobel lately? I mean, do you think she's been acting different at all? It could just be all in my head, but if it's not... I figured I'd ask.
16 September 2014 @ 12:23 am
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]
There is no lack of work to occupy you, stupid girl. Samples for Naelene. I must find a way to have Urian watched, discover who he confides in. I know he had some hand in this, if he did not mastermind it from the start. Vaelda Eshene. Felizia and Mother are both right. Raezi. I do hope Felizia knows what she is doing. Aes. People are terrorizing her, and since I cannot silence them all immediately -- really, if only I could think of some way to be in five places at once. I hate that so much is happening and I cannot observe it all firsthand.
But still, I think -- what is he playing at. Why would he write to you? There is some game he is planning, or he would never bother.
Or was it only exactly what it seemed to be? Pathetic gloating.
We were never friends. How dare he say such a thing, when he knows perfectly well that his involvement was never genuine in the least, and --
This is why Shadda hates you.
15 September 2014 @ 07:15 pm
[Filter: Edalene, in Atsirian]
Is he better than me?
15 September 2014 @ 09:09 pm
It's today again. It's ... not as hard.
Has anyone who you have talked to actually witnessed a murder? I've heard a number of descriptions of the aftermath so far, but when I ask to describe the exact sequence of events ... so far the only common element is that no one has actually watched it happen. The victim is already dead, and the murderer is nowhere to be found ever again. At first I thought it was just a strange coincidence, but after so many accounts of the same thing ...
15 September 2014 @ 07:08 pm
[Terrible, sloppy Kilian]
[the writing doesn't get much better with the practice]
Hello. My name Kail. I form Franel in Dentroia.
Hello. Mie name Kail. I from Franel in Dentria.
Hallo. Me name Kail. I fromm Farnel in Dentora.
None of those look right! The lines are all off ...
14 September 2014 @ 11:31 pm
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]
All those years.
All those months in Taln, in Tarra, for what? This empty house. Nothing but candles and cobwebs. No bodies, already buried or burned or worse. No notes. No goodbyes. No reasons why they did this.
This sort of madness --
But all those years away. To what, protect them? From what I thought was -- my self-centered belief that the world revolved around me? That everything that happened was because of me, that ...
If Arwen had been here.
If I had been here.
If we had just gotten here a day sooner. A week. I don't know how long but if we'd simply --
15 September 2014 @ 01:21 am
It's good to spread some hopeful news for a change. I've started telling many of our people that help has arrived, and that they should answer your questions if you come around. They'll be shy at first, but many of them are already happier knowing that we're not alone out here.
I'm not going to order anyone to look out their windows at night to get a good look -- I can't -- but someone might know something helpful. Everyone close to the manor knows, and I'm working my way out.
14 September 2014 @ 11:00 pm
Oh, is this- you had this made just for tonight? On such short notice?
Chloe! You're coming tonight, aren't you? You're not going to believe this dress the Prince had made for me!
14 September 2014 @ 10:55 pm
So, I know you're probably the last person I should be going to about this, but I don't think Elden wants to talk to anybody period right now and Fayre's busy and well, you're just about the best option, I guess.
I think I ruined things with Korvin forever.
14 September 2014 @ 10:50 pm
Okay. I want all listen. Keegan and Lon say all!
Eabh and I are going to stay but there's RULES. And you have to promise you won't break them.
Rule one is that no one can come into our room without permission! Not while we're not there and not while we're there either. You have to knock first and you can't come in unless we say so and you can't even open the door a little bit if we don't say you can! That's the most important rule. If you break it we're going to leave for sure.
Rule two is that you can't make us go outside if we don't want to. There's someone wrong with this place still and it's worse outside and if we don't want to go we're not going!
15 September 2014 @ 12:39 am
... are you all right? It sounds, er, well, it all sounds quite... like something from a story, I suppose. A real ghost story. I keep thinking that I must have dreamed it. Something so outlandish can't be real. But then my actual dreams --
Well, they're much worse than that.
14 September 2014 @ 10:23 pm
[Filter: Fayre, Julian, Brittany]
Brittany is in the cellar on Copper Corner. I thought it best not to send her home, given the circumstances.
There will be a small service. He was one of my oldest and most trusted, and there are several who would pay their respects. I can do that much. His family lives in Hyrule still, but they have long thought him dead. I doubt they would believe even half of what I could tell them about the life he led in my employ ...
The Heretic's Taproom is gone. I would have burned the damn thing to the ground, but of course there is the chance there might be more documentation on a more thorough pass.
Fayre, your man in Colndor was recovered safely and I am told the information he has pointed us to will be most illuminating. They will be here within the week to report in full.
Julian, tell your father I will meet with him tonight, since he will not deign to check his book himself.
15 September 2014 @ 12:13 am
Figured you should know, I got put in a caravan back to Norey this morning. Should get there as fast as I got here, and I think all that stuff I did paid off. At least, scored me some points toward not being considered a shit.
Two questions: One, did you end up giving in and eating the pie? Two, if yes, is your stomach now haunted with mist ghosts?
Personally, I'm betting you're burping up mist while I'm writing this up, and swearing revenge on a balckberry bush. That's what I'm thinking.
14 September 2014 @ 11:25 pm
tell me it was a nightmare
someone PLEASE tell me it was all a nightmare
14 September 2014 @ 09:22 pm
[Filter: The Adveni]
Nadya is alive.
She was barely coherent when I spoke to her, but she managed to drag herself into the safehouse in the Tailors' District. Filthy and delirious. I'm not sure she's managed to recover much, but she managed to tell me that Iva was dead, but they killed Vincent.
Lady Brittany, however, she believes still lives. I haven't seen so much as a hair of her.
The Taproom was raided last night. We lost several good people in the raid. I'm not sure how many were killed and how many were taken for our beloved Spymistress' interrogation, but you should assume the worst. We need to establish new safehouses and quickly. None of our old ones are reliable now.
Nadya is recovering. I believe she's resting now. She nearly drowned; she's lucky that she survived.
[Filter: Lord Silas]
The Pillar agent Vincent is dead.
14 September 2014 @ 10:33 pm
[the writing is scribbled and the page smells terrible]
We've got a problem. Hey. Come on. Write back, this is -- this is serious, this is bad. Emergency.
14 September 2014 @ 10:31 pm
[Filter: Gabe, in Kilian]
... we haven't gotten to have it out in weeks. I'm worried something might be wrong with it. It's been acting kind of funny. I didn't say anything cause there wasn't anything you could do. But that's why it's good we're alone. I want to see if it still works right.
You watch the door, okay?
14 September 2014 @ 07:52 pm
[there's a crude map of the north slums with several street locations marked]
You'd better be ready, Iva.
[Filter: The Adveni]
Might have a present for you all, tonight.
Wish me luck.
14 September 2014 @ 09:39 pm
Goodness gracious! This kitchen looks as if it's barely been used in weeks. There's dust all over. The pantry is filled with food and more than a few mice, haa. And look at oven! Coals all burned out and no heat left in it at all.
I... would assume that your cook is among the missing? Goodness, what have you all been eating here? You poor things. Nessa will put it all to rights. This, at least, I can most certainly do!
14 September 2014 @ 08:55 pm
I know about its change from Jayne, of course, but I am not sure when it would've occurred. I only meant to note Jayne's return home, and ...
Maybe it's now. Maybe this is one more thing you brought with you.
I'd like to thank your group for helping Jayne back here, and offering to help us. I truly wish I'd been more ... well, you deserved a better welcome than I offered. Jayne's told me about your skills with strange occurrences, and I'm ... honestly, I'm overwhelmed! I thought we'd have to continue to face this alone.
Please, you have to come stay at the manor. It's not safe on the outskirts, and we have all of these rooms. We're almost an inn here.
Tallys, Aiden, Arwen, it's good to have you home too. There have been ... well. I wish things were better. I'm so sorry. I know ... I know your family must be happy to see you, Tallys.
Well. I welcome the rest of you to Baethan, and I wish you could've seen us at our best.
12 September 2014 @ 11:09 pm
[Filter: Those in and around Baethan]
It doesn't matter if I try to speak Kilian to them, either. They still won't open the doors. Or even answer. You can see their lamps on in the windows, but the instant we come knocking ...
How are we meant to solve this if no one will even speak to us?
12 September 2014 @ 10:31 pm
I'm just imagining it. Lydia isn't avoiding me. She's just busy, that's all. She is so busy with the play, and she even worked late yesterday. I've been so busy too that I'm just exhausted when I finally get home and fall asleep right away.
I should just wr
I owe Elden so much. I haven't slept this well since all of this started happening again. I'm still having nightmares, but they're not waking me up at night, and at least I'm not lying awake staring at the ceiling and jumping at every little sound anymore.
I had a fight with Lucas today. He doesn't believe me about Elden giving me lessons. He keeps telling me he's heard stories about Elden, and thinks there's something going on between us. He doesn't believe me when I tell him that Elden is a perfect gentleman either.
13 September 2014 @ 12:47 am
Why is it that they never come to me until after they're in trouble to ask for my help. I tried to teach you all better than this.
You had Lady Fayre's converted pirate in the palm of your hand, and you didn't realize this until you asked after his appearance? I've told you all that she's an important player, and that she's made several friends in her journey. I've told you that she means to sunder my political career, and all of your hopes at a good life with it. How hard is it to make sure that you're not harbouring her own agents in your midst!
No I cannot react to this now, I have no idea where he is, and all of my agents are busy doing their jobs you worthless shit!
Lady Fayre, how do you always manage to have friends who stick their nose into my business? I wonder how well you would do without them.
13 September 2014 @ 12:25 am
I think that marriage suits me. I find myself with more energy, more commitment, and a renewed love for this country. And for Razen, too. Cleraine... it was the city of my birth, but now I am of House Anshar and I find it's changed how I view Razen. It's a different sort of beauty, here.
I don't miss home quite so much. Isn't that strange? How sharing water can make such a difference?
[Filter: Westa, in Atsirian]
To assuage your fears: I'm speaking out my asshole, as your charming husband might say. Hm. No, I think he'd say that he's speaking out yours, to be especially scandalous and inappropriate, and then smirk at your stormy expression.
How long will you stay in Razen, sister?
12 September 2014 @ 10:26 pm
I found out what was going on with Kira. It turns out she had been trying to get a meeting with me since the tournament, and was being turned away. I will have to find out why another time. It is unacceptable. If someone needs to speak to me, no matter how unimportant my advisers might think it is, I should be at the very least notified. Especially if they are misleading people to think it is my choice that I am declining to speak with them. I will not stand for it.
Anyways, the reason she had been trying to see me is because she had a rather interesting proposal, though I am not sure it is one that you are going to like to hear. She made some truly good points, and I want you to hear it out.
13 September 2014 @ 12:13 am
So yeah. I'm the last guard alive, and I plan to stay that way. When we got everything unloaded, they offered free inn rooms and services for all of us, and I said I had something to take care of. Had to dodge two tails. Never got to see the actual meeting that was supposed to take place later, but I managed to double back. Saw some muscle unloading rugs from the backroom in the dead of night, and I followed them to a back alley where the rolled the bodies out of 'em. All accounted for, throats slit end to end.
I waited around to see if there was anyone else going into or out of the inn. Couple of stragglers, and they came out cursing about no vacancy. This place is a front, looks like.
They'll look for me for a bit, I know way too much already. They weren't lying about the location either. All of the shit is at the Fickle Pickle.
13 September 2014 @ 12:01 am
[Filter: People Staying Outside Baethan]
I don't think I slept very well, myself. My back is feeling sore and -- well, I tossed and turned most of the night. Nightmares. I suspect I'm not the only one? Haa...
Faith, Sawyer... I don't suppose you were looking toward the town, last night? Or if you... saw something, in through all that mist?
13 September 2014 @ 02:54 am
[Filter: William and Josiah]
I'm staying late tonight to practice some scenes with Pearl. So please don't lose your minds when I'm not home in an hour, thank you.
And we spoke to Elyiethe and yes she's made arrangements and no we aren't going to be alone here and yes I'll write if there's any trouble.
12 September 2014 @ 09:00 pm
[Filter: Those in Baethan]
So? Do we know what's happened yet? I think a few other people are starting to look a little green. You can kind of tell when it starts hitting you, your faces go ashy ...
-- Oh! Jayne is back. She, um, she looks ...
12 September 2014 @ 08:01 pm
Are we stopping here? Why are we stopping? We should keep going. We can't go back in there! We're not going to go back, are we? I don't want to. There's something wrong there and I don't like it and I don't want to!
12 September 2014 @ 10:46 pm
Um, I'm going to ask Elyiethe if she wants us to stay later tonight. You know, get more practice in. I'm thinking we can do some work on my song! The Wicked Witch of the East song. We don't have many of the effects worked out on it, yet! I... well, I was going to ask Elden to stay but he's been so busy all the time and Dragons know he doesn't need practice and I...
I... would really like a distraction right now.
I'm sorry, that sounds pathetic. You could read all of that, I guess. I --
Is that all right? Am I ruining plans with your midnight gentleman caller? The last thing I want--
I just need something.
12 September 2014 @ 08:13 pm
[Filter: Those in Baethan]
I'm afraid things at the estate are ... rather dire.
Poor Jayne. This was not kind to her. She's lost a brother, sisters, mother, father ... among others, but her surviving sister has ushered her elsewhere -- understandably -- and the rest of us are here in the parlor, rather at a loss. I am not even certain what exactly happened ...
I hope that the rest of you have fared better than this.
12 September 2014 @ 08:31 pm
It's getting worse. It's not even comforting anymore, it's...uncomfortably warm. Suffocating, every few moments I feel like I can barely breathe, my head feels so heavy...does anyone else feel this? And the town, it's nothing like I remember...it's too quiet, too empty.
Please tell me this doesn't mean
I...I apologize for my sudden weakness. Maybe I need to sit down for a moment...
12 September 2014 @ 08:59 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]
If only there was more that I could do. But if all I'm capable of is making her believe in a future, that's a duty I can handle.
Raezi, you deserve so much better than this...
[Filter: Raezi, in Atsirian]
Hm, well. Charles mentioned to me at breakfast that he wants to see you again! Ah, sister, I know that your friends must all be very busy with a new King in Atsiria, but...
Sweet, no? I think he likes you.
12 September 2014 @ 08:37 pm
i can smell home!
09 September 2014 @ 09:20 pm
Chloe gave me a wonderful idea today. You saw where she said that our courtship wasn't very normal, and she's right. It's not, really. It has been really personal so far, and I love that it is. It's everything I ever dreamed of, but everyone is expecting something so very different. We should give them a little of what they're expecting. We should have another ball! Not a very big one, like when you announced our courtship, but one with a very small guest list. It would be more public than our courtship has been so far, but still very personal. It would really get people talking, and it'd be so much fun as well! What do you think?
Oh! And I told you Vander still liked you better. Of course he would rather eat the piece of apple you offered him than the I had. He came right to you. It was so cute!
09 September 2014 @ 08:35 pm
[Filter: Reiz, in Atsirian]
So, now that I've spent an entire day avoiding you.
Really, just how embarrassing was I at the wedding? I don't remember spilling wine all over myself.
I do remember a bit of our It's written here regardless so
Did I get talkative and stupid? I think that happens often. I should tell the kitchens to put a limit on how much wine I'm allowed.
09 September 2014 @ 10:02 pm
Just how bad is it? Don't spare detail for my sake. Ned is sleeping. Another crying spell. She wore herself out.
... I need to know.
09 September 2014 @ 09:23 pm
[Filter: Aes Eshene, Karlesta Faedya, Ethne Eshene, and Caraela Eshene, in Atsirian]
Alright, thanks to the copious amount of example signatures I've been able to make great progress on this forgery! I think the only problem is that it has all the characteristics of being written by someone in the Cresyn style. I've been studying the ancient sources of the Cresy -- wait, this is a tangent. My point is that this might not be Aes Eshene's own hand, but it's not only remarkably like hers but by someone who was taught by someone in Cresyn. There are some line curvature differences that most people simply ignore that are passed teacher to student over the course of centuries, especially here in Atsiria.
Um. If I could get a few examples of any one woman's signatures I could compare them to the ones on these documents, and tell you if they match. We could figure out who drafted these using that method?
09 September 2014 @ 09:19 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]
Westa was right, my little love. You are a whore in the bedroom, aren't you? I suppose it was worth the wait, in the end. I've never seen a woman who smiles quite so wide whilst being impaled...
Now here's to securing my position quickly. An Atsir blooded Princess to become Jewel of the Desert after my love passes on.
[Filter: Karlesta, in Atsirian]
I'm glad that, in the end, we both became so very happy.