03 December 2013 @ 08:26 pm
Happy birthday. I hope it was a good day for you. You must have settled somewhere for the winter by now, for some long deserved rest before you set off to find some answers once again. We ... I am still in Eblar, though I'm certain that will not be the case for much longer. The funeral for the Princess has come and gone, and the mourning period is near its end. The girls are longing to see their mother and sisters again, and the Coldlands need to be administered.
I wish it was possible for me to send you a gift. I could have sent something to make the time you have to spend here easier, but I suppose the only gift I can offer you now is ... is honesty.
I miss you. I assure you that thinking of you has given me more happiness than not, but I miss you all the same.
02 December 2013 @ 09:55 pm
Ah, that was
.. fun! Thank you for the ... company!
Are you sure that was a date?
02 December 2013 @ 08:53 pm
Okay!! OKAY I did a sniff test on the shirt and I looked at it three times in the mirror and I didn't see any stains. I took a bath this morning and I haven't pitted anything out yet and it's pretty chilly outside so everything should be okay ...
I have. Never done this before.
I never even did this with Elden! Elden doesn't exactly strike me as a date sort of guy. Ever. What do you -- what do you do? What happens if we get there and I shove my entire foot into my mouth and I can't think of anything to say? And I'm awkward and terrible and he doesn't want to look at me? I mean I get pretty bad.
And he's like. Korvin. Korvin likes guys! Korvin likes guys like me and likes my shoulders and. I didn't even think Korvin liked guys.
And he's even less -- experienced with this than me! Which, okay, well, I had Elden, but I'm still not like.
Okay no, don't say fuck, he's a priest, don't say fuck.
But fuck! I don't know how to do this! Dragons please help me figure out how to do this.
02 December 2013 @ 10:59 pm
Do you remember that place that Sir Raganall used to mention whenever he talked about Emeron? That old smithy shop turned tavern closer to the market district? Hammerstone Tavern. Well, as it turns out, the place actually exists. I don't suppose either of us ever had a chance to check it out, and I'm not sure that Sawyer would be very interested in what I plan for us to do once we arrive. It would be a nice chance for us to see if our old Knight Captain had a good sense of taste, don't you think?
02 December 2013 @ 10:50 pm
It's ... I wish there were a simple way to put this behind me. The time when it truly hurt me has long past now, but ... I keep thinking back now to when it was all happening, how simple it must have been for him to provide my father with all sorts of information. I wrote down a lot of my feelings toward ...
I thought the filter would've been enough, but how much of that got through? My father could've tracked his last stab at me so easily after that, all the way until it didn't matter anymore.
I know we've already ... pardoned? Yes, that might be the right word. I know we've pardoned Jack, but I can't help thinking that my father might have had other means ... For the past few days I've been going back through all the conversations I had with Kimberly, and thinking about how ...
He was so dead set on putting us together, he pushed so hard with her, I can't help wondering if he knew it would make me feel responsible ...
I know she couldn't have, she wasn't the type, but ... I don't know. I didn't think Jack was the type, and I thought my father would be more direct. You always tried to push her away from me, did you have any suspicions that way?
02 December 2013 @ 08:31 pm
[There's a long pause before he continues to write again]
can we talk? i mean, really talk.
i'm sorry about everything. i really am, and it shouldn't have taken me this long to say it or to do something about it. i should have been more honest with you from the start, and none of this should have even happened in the first place.
i was stupid. i've been stupid for a long time. but i miss you. a lot. i miss talking to you, and being with you, and doing everything we used to do together before-
i still have your ring. it's still in the box, just like you asked.
02 December 2013 @ 08:15 pm
Well, I hate to be the one to end your rainy season early but I feel I should let you know how much progress I've made with Sawyer~ I talked to him yesterday, and I've caught him eyeing Korvin's toned bottom two separate times today with the gears in his blond head all churning!
I think love is in the air ...~
02 December 2013 @ 12:25 am
What would you say if I told you that I've arranged a date for you with an adorable man who is very impressed by your archers' shoulders and would very much like to get to know you better over dinner~? ♥
01 December 2013 @ 10:28 pm
Do you mind if we have a nice chat~? I'm afraid it may get a bit personal, but I won't ask you anything that I wouldn't share about myself, personally~ ♥
01 December 2013 @ 08:43 pm
Wow, Brother Korvin is sort of amazing, isn't he? The way he talks, it's like he never even had to think twice about the choices he's made! I like to think I'm a good person, but it would be hard to go from all of this to being a country priest, sweeping floors and dusting cupboards ...
Pretty heroic, hm~?
01 December 2013 @ 08:35 pm
I see that everyone arrived in Rowan safely. Good. We've just made it back to Emeron, ourselves. I was sorry not to see you in Eblar, of course, but I'm glad you elected to stay where you are.
You've decided on a winter wedding, then? I'm sure it will be lovely. I can imagine everyone is waiting with bated breath to see what colors Lord Glenn will choose for House Bryon; we all know that, at least, must be decided soon for your crown, hm? I'm so happy for you.
But ... I am writing now to tell you what you may have already guessed. No doubt you'll be sending out your invitations soon? You must be sure that Emeron does not receive one. I'm sure Lord Glenn feels the same, and you mustn't feel badly about it, now. As much as I would love to see you married, it is enough for me to know that you'll be happy there, and well taken care of. Tarmon attending your wedding would be an absolute disaster, and I refuse to allow him the opportunity to ruin that occasion for you.
01 December 2013 @ 07:33 pm
[Filter: Prudence, Patience and the Adveni]
So -- where are you?
Ally and I have been hiding out here for days! We can't go to any villages out here, we're too close to Lucre for that. If anyone sees Nym they'll know exactly who we are and word will get out and I don't want to make this more complicated than it already is, okay? I thought you were going to be here today! Or yesterday! What's going on?
We have a lot to go over, Ally is working on making notes of all the things you two are going to have to learn before we go marching into Lucre and tell everyone what you are. We really need to get started as soon as we can. You hardly know anything about our Scriptures, and there are other things we need to get sorted, too, like what we're going to call you, we can't introduce you as Prudence and Patience, that'll never work.
And we need to decide where we're meeting, too! So, what's going on?
01 December 2013 @ 07:22 pm
[Filter: Amalea, in Kilian]
I wanted to speak to you about Arwen's lessons when you had a moment.
It's not working. I don't know what the difference is in the way you teach and the way Jayne teaches besides -- well, besides the obvious, but Arwen isn't listening to her. She isn't doing anything that Jayne says. She's barely doing any work, she hasn't learned any new runes or worked on stacking them for weeks ...
Jayne is ... sensitive about it, so I wanted to speak to you first. If we can make it look like we're doing this for her sake, trying to help her, then she might be more willing to accept it, but she has ... a history of being a bit stubborn about affairs like this.
Are you willing to help?
01 December 2013 @ 07:07 pm
It's been so nice having everyone home for the first time since, ah, well for a long time at least. I wish Dillon didn't have to leave so soon. I know it is important, but it'd be nice to just have a few more weeks with all of us together. At least we'll all be together again when Glenn and Canti finally get married, right? You won't miss that, will you Dillon? There's still so much to do for the wedding too. It's only a few months away, and planning hasn't begun yet! Most importantly we need to get Canti fitted for a dress, and make sure it is the most perfect dress that we could possibly find, and we need to decide where to have the wedding, and oh there's so much work to do. I'm so happy it is going to be a winter wedding. I hope that means there will be snow!
01 December 2013 @ 09:00 pm
Well, I suppose we were right in thinking that our absence from anywhere truly public will allow us to avoid notice. Lord Tarmon and Lady Isanae have been back for two days, and we've yet to receive any sort of acknowledgement whatsoever. I believe we can all breathe a sigh of relief now.
Without that particular detail hanging over our heads, I suppose there isn't very much pushing us forward just yet. There's certainly a lot to do here compared to, well, a town nowhere at all? Besides, of course, how long we can impose on the hospitality of Corvin's family. It's truly very nice here, but we would hate to overly be a burden.
01 December 2013 @ 06:43 pm
[Filter: Adveni and Runecrew]
... well, we just got back from our last visit to the crater.
It's ... strange. It seems like everytime I commune with them, it's easier than the last. This time ... I was barely unconcious on the way back at all, and now I'm wide awake. It's like I can get so close to them, so ...
... I wish we didn't have to leave.
But I got some more information this time. Something ... something that might help us.
26 November 2013 @ 09:04 pm
Gavin (Moneylender) Case
- clearly guilty
- refused to make eye contact during interview
- guard files say he ran a block before being apprehended - guilty conscience
- confident when talking about his abilities, job, history -- avoidant when asked about relationship to victim and victim's family
[the writing completely stops, then, a few moments later:]
You must be joking.
26 November 2013 @ 07:54 pm
[Filter: The Adveni, Patience and Prudence]
Dame Raetha has agreed that the best way to convince the Megami not to march on Chartri is to give them a divine order. Prudence, I realize that you don't enjoy this ruse, but this is a matter of life and death for all of us, you, the Megami, my people. And your abilities, your presence here, even yours and Patience's very demeanors are so reminiscent of the Megami Dragons, I truly believe that you can convince them that you are them. I believe in fact that you already have convinced several, and it is merely a matter of continuing to do so.
... And then, of course, giving this edict.
Dame Raetha can tell her story, and while Lucre is an uproar over her confirmation of the rumours that have no doubt already begun, you two can sweep in in Dragon form and corroborate everything. They will believe.
26 November 2013 @ 07:43 pm
Okay, we need to talk and I wanted to do it like this because it'll just be easier, like this. Tavian wrote to me, and he gave me a lot of information about the artifact, and ... what's happening, and how to stop it. And it has to be us, Ally, we're the only ones that can do it. And -- are you ready? You'd better sit down.
26 November 2013 @ 07:35 pm
Can we talk? I was hoping, maybe, you'd thought about
[There's a long pause here]
Have you been reading the journals at all? You know, uh, besides what the rest of us are writing.
26 November 2013 @ 06:51 pm
[Filter: Chartri and Runecrew]
Oh, this stuff is all so amazing! Look at all of this!
I remember seeing so much of this in Tamvara! Like ... oh, this one. Patience, you're the one who brought this up, aren't you? This marble pillar, these are what the glowing globes were mounted on! We had these at every street corner in Tamvara, they illuminated the whole city! "City of Light," Lucre called itself, but Tamvara really brought light into the night. It's a shame so much of the detailing on it has been worn away ... there used to be entire stories carved with illustrations into the side of these posts!
Oh, and this! This was ... one of your finds, isn't it, Prudence? I think it was a hand mirror, once ... it could have been a hairbrush, but it's more likely that the mirror cracked from the pressure and was washed away ages ago. See the serpent on the back? It looks almost dragonish, doesn't it? But it's one of our monsters. See the whiskers? The animal paws? Oh, and the furry tail? It probably belonged to a lady from one of the Families ... I can't imagine anyone else having a ruby of that size on their mirror. I can't believe it escaped the explosion so intact.
Every single one of these is a treasure ...
You have to go down and get more! What these mean to our people ... we could learn so much about Dyfeint and Tamvara! There's so much even I don't know ...
26 November 2013 @ 06:55 pm
This is not going as well as I'd hoped!
I guess the subject is still sore, you know? I mean, the funeral was only last week ... People are still smarting. People have still been smarting since she died, none of us are really over it. I think it's going to be a good five years before we get over it ...
So maybe I should wait five years!
But it feels weird to duck out on this so early. And right after I've started making commitments, too. I've been talking with some of the directors in the area, they're all filled up on roles and it's not like they'd have something for me on such short notice, but they can give me stagehand and usher work. And I have practice with that! A bunch of them know I have practice with it ... a lot of people are surprised I came back. They said some stuff about how anytime they see the back of someone leaving Eblar, they usually vanish without a trace and never come back!
Anyway, an old friend of mine is also leaving town for a bit later this month, and he wants someone to keep an eye on it while he's gone, so I guess Ema and I happened along at just the right time. His mother's come down with ... well, I guess nobody here wants to hear that, either, but it's pretty terrible. I've known him almost as long as I've been working in Eblar, so he knows he can trust me. And it's just for a few weeks, but I don't mind keeping it in shape, and it's sure cheaper than staying in an inn.
The chapel's still lit up every night. Maybe I could try and get in touch with some people through the priests ... they might be able to make it clear that I don't mean any harm.
25 November 2013 @ 10:57 pm
I have urgent news for you. Daphne has discovered the source of the unstable artifact's distress, and it is your people who will decide whether or not that disaster destroys all of Megam. You and Sister Ally are the only ones who might influence them to prevent it ... you, and Patience and Prudence, if Lucre can be convinced they are the Dragons of Light and Dark come again. And it may well come to that.
26 November 2013 @ 12:55 am
Okay, so, I think I just apologized to Nessa in the only way that will ever actually matter, in a way I don't think I will ever be able to again, and ... fuck, I don't know. Got off easy?
I really need a drink, like, fuck, you have no idea.
25 November 2013 @ 10:45 pm
[this page is spotted with tears]
Part of -- part of me wanted it all to be true, you know. Part of me wanted it so badly. Jack has never been one of my children, and do you -- do you know what it's like, to need someone to hate, to not be able to find anyone to punish, to need to always be --
I'm angry, Keagan.
I'm still so angry.
And I'm -- and I'm so guilty.
Everything that happened all of it was my fault. It was all my fault. What was I thinking? Leaving her in Korin with her memories blotted, how did I not know that her nature could never be lost, that she'd find her way back, even without memory of how to get there. I thought that she could only be safe from my mother if I made sure not even Aine could find her way back to Chiaco, because I had thought so many times -- if only I didn't always come back to her side when she called!
And then, from there, I just kept making mistakes. I saw her write and I didn't go to her. I avoided her, trying to avoid jogging her memory. When I realized it would happen no matter what, I waited too long, and let myself be captured by Lewis and his gang. And after all that he did to me, I still --
I don't know --
I don't know what happened to me, Keagan.
I didn't know I was capable of that -- no, I still feel it, this anger, this ...
I don't know who I am right now.
I need you.
25 November 2013 @ 09:52 pm
[Filter: Jack and Nessa]
Hello, Jack. Nessa and I have talked about your ... delicate situation, and I believe she's informed you that I have some abilities that might be able to help both of you come to an understanding, but I need to make absolutely sure that you understand what this entails.
It's the same magic that I used to bring Celeste back from the brink, when she fell under that spell in Floran. Do you remember much about that? Do you know much of anything about what happened? What I had to do to bring her back? I feel I ought to find out how much you know about what was done before I give you the rest of the explanation.
25 November 2013 @ 09:03 pm
[the writing is a bit wobbly]
[Filter: Adveni and Runecrew]
... ah ...
I'd ask why I'm laying here alone, but ... I suspect you all thought ... I'd be another day coming to my senses, didn't you?
25 November 2013 @ 08:52 pm
[Filter: Jasmine and Elden]
Well, that was an enlightening meeting~
Korvin's grandmother is a lovely lady, as I'm sure you both expected. She was a dancer, actually, quite a well known one for her time, though that was sadly well before my own. Actually, we had a very long chat, I think Lawrence was rather bemused ... I hope we didn't bore him terribly~
Hm, but that's not what I wanted to talk about, not really. I've suspected this for a little bit now, and perhaps I'm not the only one, but now I'm just about certain. Lady Alynn had the most pointed questions for poor Korvin, you see, and now I'm afraid I'll have to break her heart. She was quite obviously hoping we were together. And despite all of my not inconsiderable efforts, we have sadly not been together in any non-platonic sense of the word. That, along with his reaction to her prodding, and the intensity of that prodding, well~
Lady Alynn may be Kanemorian, but I think she's still in denial about her grandson's romantic proclivities, sigh~ Poor Korvin. Can you imagine? A gay priest, in Northern Dentoria? No wonder he's in such a hurry to leave.
25 November 2013 @ 08:40 pm
I need your help, Jon. I like to think I've been there for you quite a bit throughout your life, and now ... I need you to be there for me. You won't want to do this, but it's important. I need this.
25 November 2013 @ 07:59 pm
25 November 2013 @ 06:54 pm
[Filter: Runecrew and the Adveni]
Are we going today? I heard Daphne and Nico talking earlier, but they weren't using Trade and I don't know what they were saying. But I bet I can guess. We're going today, right? Is it going to be a lot like last time? I think everyone will worry less this time since we know what's going on. Or, um, at least I will. Nico might not, and Prudence worries about everything, so maybe I'm the only one that won't.
Oh well. We should still go. Who knows how much time we have left. And we're so close to knowing what to do next!
25 November 2013 @ 06:40 pm
Ah, all right ...! Emeron, again ... I thought for a moment that the city guards weren't going to let us through, with that look they gave us, but ... ah, well, I suppose they were just surprised to see us all again.
So! I ... well, Lauren and I were flying back and forth with Nynaeve and Moiraine, and we made a list of some of the inns that looked nice ...~ Ah, I doubt -- well, I ... personally, I ... am not entirely sure that I want to ... ah. Well, Lord Tarmon isn't in residence right now, and we ... it would be ... very rude to impose on Lady Isanae's hospitality right after she returned from the capital, and ...
-- oh, I just think no one wants to be under that awful man's roof again, not after last time. It was a nightmare, and ... yes.
Ah, so, yes, that means we should find an inn! There are a few that we liked ... the Crystal Branch is beautiful, it's all done in white and silver and ... well, we're known to be nobles of a sort in Emeron, so I'm sure they'd charge us slightly less just to be seen there, it would be wonderful for business. And then there's the Pride of the Manticore, it's not as nice as the Branch but it has a very interesting history, and, ah, there's also the Prancing Stallion, which I didn't like as much, but Lauren thought the smells from the kitchen were divine ...
21 November 2013 @ 12:57 am
I don't have thirty pairs of eyes on me now, not for what I'm writing here. I'm going to say what I should have said before I fucked everything up. I didn't react well, you were coming to take my fun away, and I don't really do well ... yeah. So, first apology, our whole discussion, I was the one who fucked that up. I should've trusted you enough to apologize. I should've trusted all of you enough to tell you that when I came to you I was working for the bastard.
I spied on you and Druce, and neither of you deserved it, and yes, I do feel like a little shit for doing it. You're right, I wasn't doing it for anyone who I should've been doing it for if I was a proper spy. I'm just sort ... full of myself. You've seen me, I like to think I'm pretty stand up. Like to think I've got the high ground. So I started trying to be that guy, and I wasn't, and I got caught up in it when I really shouldn't have.
And like, I know that you're probably just shaking your head at all this, because like you've pointed out a whole lot, I'm a liar. Yeah, I do that a lot. It's kinda what makes apologizing hard for me, because when someone thinks you're a liar there's just no way to convince them that you're telling the truth if they think you've got something to gain by lying. I've got nothing at all to gain right now. You're not ever going to forgive me, I know that, I just owe you this coming clean.
Okay so, Dragons honest truth here, this is how I fucked up. I was like, eighteen, and I was in Norey, and a tornado slammed into the place. The city was a mess, and I was trapped in the worst part of it because I was with a caravan that was supposed to pick up opium and take it north. Yeah, that was me from seventeen to eighteen, I was defending caravans of some of the worst legitimate businessmen you can find in my whole country. Like, I didn't even have to gamble to make a killing, and if I wasn't blowing my entire fortune every time we got into town I could've made something of myself. But yeah, trapped in the worst storm ever in the worst part of the city, and then one of the local heavies decided that a couple of wagons of opium stuck in the mud at midnight on a half flooded street was a target. A friend and I got out alive, and no one else did. Not that I know of, anyway.
So there I am, worst part of the city, unemployed, no caravans leaving the city because everything is worse outside the gates, only good skills are beating people over the head with an axe, and getting inside their head at gambling. I meet this guy who I know is a bruiser and a bandit who managed to get inside the gates. See, the King's guard can usually keep them on the outside, anyone who can get inside either has great connections or is real smart. This guy turns out to be Lewis, and he tells me he needs some extra muscle. I tell him I've guarded opium caravans, and that usually means that a merc's earned a position the hard way. I earned mine by gambling, I don't tell him that. So my first job is to lead his men to the guys who stole the stash I used to guard, and help him grab that so he can earn enough money to finance more muscle. Got my arm fucked up trying to do it, and so because one of the only good qualities Lewis has is that he doesn't throw you away if you get injured, I was allowed to play cards in the tavern he took control of until I healed. And yeah, once he did that for me when I thought I was going to be out on the street, I was his. Things were fucked.
That's how he figured out that I was good at lying. We played cards together. I told him my whole fucking life story over a night of it. I saw him sizing me up the whole time. I was so fucking scared that he was just trying to see if I was worth holding onto that I tried to be all waving my injury off, tougher than I looked. So of course, none of the other stuff he sent me to do involved fighting again. I was the guy they sent up to look friendly, to distract people while he did the actual stuff. I was the con. He like, made these elaborate plans that I could fit into like a puzzle piece, and the whole thing would just work.
So when he told me to get on a boat, and spy on you and Druce, I figured he knew what he was doing. He knew I could get around on a boat, he knew I could spin a story about getting the hell out of Kanemoria, he knew that all of you would just in love with me because, you know, I'm pretty good with fitting in with friendly people. I didn't know I was actually going to make friends here, and that I would regret ever being associated with the name Lewis.
And you. Fuck, you put my brain back together after that mess in Eina. I owe you forever for that, don't think I don't remember that. If there was a way for me to open my memories up to you, to show you that I had nothing to do with Aine's death, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
I just like, I know you can never forgive me, I fucked all this up, I just thought ... yeah, this is me coming clean here, and trying to clear some air. I'm sorry.
20 November 2013 @ 09:13 pm
[Filter: Norman [added later] and Amalea, in Kilian]
I ... suppose we should apply some of this knowledge to our studies of the artifact, shouldn't we? I'm not sure ... Dragons, we learned more from Daphne's powers than the cultists learned in generations of studying and excavating the thing, didn't we? It's a little daunting, just how little conventional magical science has managed to do in comparison.
But knowledge is knowledge, and magic is magic. It has to operate within the principles that we know, and if that's true, then we have to be able to affect it. So ...
Daphne said ... let me find her exact quote, here ... ah.
"what makes the two places two different places instead of one place is the artifacts"
I do think that this is important. If the purpose of the artifact is to ... separate ... well, separate the entire universe, somehow ...
Then we know what it does, don't we?
I think we should perhaps ... go back to the runes? Now that we have some understanding of this thing, perhaps they won't be such nonsense?
-- one moment --
There, I've added Amalea onto this, I ... think that her insight could be valuable.
... I can't believe that I'm discussing this with two non-Kilians. My goodness. I can't decide of Justin would be thrilled or appalled.
20 November 2013 @ 08:55 pm
... I ...
Oh, Lauren ... Nessa hasn't been herself at all, has she? I thought ... surely she'd understand. It was a fair compromise, wasn't it? I thought that would be all right, but ...
Dragons, have you seen her face? She won't even look at me -- at anyone! I think Keagan slept outside last night, and ...
I can't bear it. If this is how it's going to be, I'd rather we just got rid of Jack, after all! Between the two of them ... oh, this is horrible. This is so horrible.
I can't even talk to Jace. He's against her.
... I think she feels that everyone is ...
20 November 2013 @ 07:06 pm
[Filter: The Adveni and Runecrew]
I think she's waking up now. Um, do you need me to get anything? Should I do anything?
Yeah, she's definitely waking up. I hope she remembers everything. It looked like there was a lot going on ...
19 November 2013 @ 10:38 pm
[Filter: The Adveni and Runecrew]
We came back to the camp.
Daphne is still unconscious ... I thought maybe we should wake her up, but Nico said it's better not to, that it might even hurt her if she doesn't wake up naturally. We've just been making sure she drinks water, and we've been keeping her warm ...
Is there anything else we can do for her before she wakes up? There has to be something. I hate just sitting here feeling useless. Not knowing anything ...
19 November 2013 @ 09:39 pm
All right! Is everyone here? I know most of you must be very curious as to what this is about, so I'm going to try to explain the situation as I understand it as objectively as possible. Please refrain from interrupting until I've written out the entire story and given the clear for discussion, thank you~ ♥
Essentially, it's come to light recently that Jack first joined this group at the behest of Druce's father, Lewis. Some of you might also recall that Druce's father is a rather notorious bandit leader and all around rogue, who took an interest in following this group uncomfortably closely right up until we crossed the Korin border. So. Jack doesn't deny that he was reporting our movements and the possibly sensitive situations we found ourselves in throughout our exploits in Atsiria and Hanalan. He tells me that Lewis ceased responding to his reports while we were in Hanalan, and he hasn't tried to make contact since.
I'm not certain how that information came to light, but Nessa became aware of it recently and confronted Jack about the situation last night, at which point Jack elected not to apologize but rather to point to the sacrifices he he's made in our company that in his opinion, entitle him to our trust. Obviously, he has been a part of this group for a good many years and done his part in regards of what we expect of all of our members, including most importantly his actions after breaking contact with Lewis, in Eina and throughout our struggles in Korin afterward.
So. I hope everyone is following this, so far~
After becoming exasperated with Jack's unwillingness to admit that he was dishonest with us for a very long time, and I think most importantly his reluctance to apologize for that, Nessa took her concerns to Lawrence, stating that she did not believe Jack could be trusted in our company any longer. Lawrence then agreed with her concerns, and informed Jack privately that he should pack his things and leave, at which point Jack wrote to me to inquire as to whether he would be still be welcome to join me back in Norey following our split at the Kilian border.
I, for my part, then decided that this sort of decision shouldn't be made without at least a discussion with all of you, because at the end of the day, we are at least a team if not a sort of family, after all this time, and perhaps after a day of thought and an objective discussion, cooler heads can prevail and we can do what's best for all of us.
19 November 2013 @ 08:20 pm
Okay, look, you need to go have a talk with your brother.
I don't think you knew this, so I'll just tell you, Jack used to be in Lewis's gang. Lewis wanted someone in our group to keep an eye on Druce, who is his kid, by the way, if you remember. But what no one knew -- including Jack, I'd be willing to bet on that, is that Lewis and Nessa have this whole complicated history together! Nessa hates him! It wasn't just Druce that Lewis was spying on!
So Nessa found out about that recently because I had a fucking meltdown before the wedding and accidentally let it slip in the middle of the whole stupid mess, and now she's trying to use it to get Jack tossed out. Like, to kick him out of the group completely. Apparently, Nessa went and told Lawrence a bunch of shit about this, and Lawrence took Jack aside and told him to fuck off, and I don't know about everyone else but I'm pretty sure that's not okay. Jack has friends here, for one. You know, Jack almost died in Korin getting us through that fucking dungeon. Lawrence doesn't just get to tell Jack he's not welcome anymore because he joined for a shitty reason years and years ago and Nessa is pissed off at him right now.
Obviously, I can't tell him all of this, he's not going to listen to a thing I say, but he'll listen to you.
19 November 2013 @ 08:18 pm
I'm not sure what's going on. Daphne just went limp, and it's... it's like she's asleep. We're just barely in the water. Patience and Prudence had to go into their water dragon forms. Something's not right. This isn't like when she's meditating or-
Wait... I think-
It's like she's asleep still but, I think she's talking to someone. Lots of people? This is...
19 November 2013 @ 09:55 pm
Hey, yeah, quick heads up. Turns out I probably should've mentioned that whole Lewis thing a lot earlier. Had it out with Nessa, and now Lawrence just gave me my walking papers. So. Yeah. Don't be a stranger?
Still planning to make up for that card game, but now I'm making up for costing you sex instead of sanctimonious priest ramblings, I guess. It'll be a challenge, but I'll figure it out.
Uh, couple things. One, I wanted to tell you that I sort of got myself kicked out, and this is probably goodbye for a while. How long kinda depends on your answer to the second thing.
See, I have a bit of a history with this bandit guy, and I used to work for him, you probably have heard of him on the journals here. Lewis. You know, Druce's dad. Anyway, Nessa didn't know this before, but she knows it now, and she has a bit of history with him too. She told Lawrence, and now I'm kicked out of the group. But, see, I was really hoping to get back to Kanemoria with you when we all got to Kilia. So, yeah, is that a thing that can still happen? I mean, I'm not sticking around until I'm physically kicked out, but I was thinking about just waiting around the area until you all parted ways.
19 November 2013 @ 06:53 pm
[Filter: Adveni and Runecrew]
... I think that I'm ready.
This ... might work. I felt something, while I was meditating. It felt like a hundred souls rushing past my legs like I was standing in a creek, feeling them rustling my skirt and all pouring in the direction of the crater. I've never felt them so plainly, each individual life, a flash of who they were and how they lived and when ...
I think that Erin may be right. I think I may be able to talk to them. To really communicate ...
I just hope they have the answers.
19 November 2013 @ 03:38 pm
18 November 2013 @ 09:46 pm
Oh, would you look at this. I think it's going to rain. There certainly isn't going to be time for this little game now, is there? I think you boys should all get started putting the tents up, before we get swamped.
You have no shame, do you?
18 November 2013 @ 10:43 pm
You know what I just thought about here, Korvin? Realized that so far you haven't been at the card table with us. We've got some room tonight, a seat open, was wondering if you might join in for a few games. Would be pretty sweet to have some new blood at the table!
You don't have a thing against cards or anything?
18 November 2013 @ 08:32 pm
Well, I think we're making good time! I was a little bit worried with the wind as strong as it has been, but I think Nym is fying really well! So that's good. We should get there before we know it.
I, um, I can't stop thinking about what we will do when we get there, though ... obviously, we need to talk to them! I really do think maybe we can do some good! But ...
Oh, are you sure we shouldn't talk to Elizabeth? I know you said you didn't want to, but it might be a good thing! She could let us know what the situation is like, what we're walking into, maybe how things are standing right now in the Council of Eleven ... and that would be a good thing!
18 November 2013 @ 08:02 pm
Let's quit with the pleasantries.
We both know that it wasn't a serial killer that got to Seraphine. What serial killer is strong enough or clever enough to take out trained guards of the Crown? What serial killer would go after such a difficult target? Much less when all the previous dead girls in Conare have been girls that nobody will miss?
I could believe that they wanted to make a scene, but I can't believe that they would have gone after someone so ... difficult. Why not just go for another servant girl? Another waitress? Why risk your own life going after the princess of Dentoria? Just for the thrill?
We both know there's more to it than that, and I think you know even more than I do about it. And considering that I know every single one of the reasons that Seraphine died ...
There's really only one person who would have -- and could have -- killed her, isn't there, Lady Eliza?
16 November 2013 @ 11:17 pm
Is that it, then? Are we all quite free to go our separate ways? I've seen more than enough of this city over the past few months.
16 November 2013 @ 10:49 pm
[Filter: House Rowan]
I suspected his Majesty's wrath would be ... considerable, but I thought Lord Nicolas bore it well. To have to stand before all the lords and ladies of Dentoria and accept judgement and punishment for such a thing ... terrible. It will be a shadow over the West for a long time to come.
That said, I find it completely unfair that Lady Eliza escaped so much of the blame. They may have been in Conare, but it's her bloody duty to sniff out conspiracies like this before they come to fruition, not to mention how completely useless she's been in the ensuing investigation. Ridiculous.
I hear that Tarmon intends to leave tonight, and he's not the only one making plans. I think after seeing firsthand how upset his Majesty is, no one is particularly anxious to linger. It ought to be reasonable enough to take our leave tomorrow, hm?
16 November 2013 @ 09:56 pm
Oh my, is this the day? How many months has it been? Erin, Prudence, Patience, I hope you're all well! I've been worried to death, I do hope your journals are working. I assume at least that the worst hasn't happened, but that's a small comfort, hm?
I suppose I'd better go tell the others. For our part, it's been much the same. I found a nice shop willing to let a foreigner cut and sort their herbs for them, which has been lovely, but the garden has just about given up for the winter, which has obviously been very sad.