So I took your advice!
So I took your advice!
Today's Date in Eire: Thursday, October 23, 632 AR
22 October 2014 @ 09:41 pm
So I took your advice!
22 October 2014 @ 11:32 pm
Are we attacking anyone? I was reading the cards, and I just got a very strange outcome when I read for Lord Silas. He's bringing us to bear against an object of beauty? Maybe I read too far into the future ...
22 October 2014 @ 08:42 pm
Hmm, I think we're going to need another compress for Kail. I heard you groaning over there, Kail!
That one on your arm is looking pretty nasty. Druce, you should bring around another poultice if you can.
22 October 2014 @ 10:16 pm
I ... I might have a really embarrassing question!
22 October 2014 @ 10:06 pm
I've... I've been good. Things didn't get terrible again when you left. I'm glad! I was worried. It's so irrational! But it really did seem that you made everything better just by being there, and...
Um. Ned has her good days and her bad days, but it's not so terrible as it was. And Friska and I are still talking! I do miss all the decorations, though. We have to wait another whole year until next Festival. I wonder if we'll be able to spend it in Byron?
... have you been well, my lord?
23 October 2014 @ 11:48 am
You will be pleased to know that I will arrive in Conare in a week's time. To give you the news in person, of course.
The King actually thanked me.
22 October 2014 @ 09:22 pm
[Filter: Melyndra Destra, in Atsirian]
She forgets herself but no one else can
Maned in nature but beautiful blonde
How can a giant be so demure they ask?
This strangeness worries the lot
Where come the men to her
Sisters edge them out
No one should have this as their goal
She's not to be married here
Where go the women from her
Once she tried to speak
Now she must hide in her room alone
Her family the only escape
In those last days she forgets
She comes out of the shell
She rushes to sisters, friends she never had
Silence, thin tones, withdrawal
There is no question here
Still they question why
- Taen, Eldest son of Azshara I
"I examined her remains before we consigned her to ashes. I still feel disturbed by what I found, though I've been sworn to secrecy. The note is a rather damning piece of evidence that it was intentional on her part, but to cut across her own throat in such a brutally painful manner. No. I wouldn't have thought of her as that strong before. Neither did Azshara. It can't be that she did this to herself, but there is no chance that one of the other women helped her to it.
'There's someone else inside me. I'm not me anymore, and I can't stand it. This isn't home, and it never was. I need to go back. I don't understand. None of this is right. I need to set it right.'
The brothers are broken. They haven't truly known themselves for days. Few could tell the difference, but it was so unlike them to be so familiar. Now they've come awake, and they're bereft a sister.
How did Bree steal that knife?" - Lady Shandris.
The first is an old song that we used to associate with someone else. No one sings it anymore because it's not one of Taen's best. I remembered it after I finished my work on this latest hidden gem, this new quote from Lady Shandris. I'm almost afraid of how long the next one will take to bring out after how long it took to get this one finished.
Aubree of Franel killed herself in Cleraine.
22 October 2014 @ 07:18 pm
I can hear you trying to sneak up on me back there. You're still stepping far too heavily, and you're still in too much of a hurry.
22 October 2014 @ 06:57 pm
I just --
He's just going to say no! He's going to think it's all about earning back his trust and fake apologies and -- because there's been so many of them, haven't there? That's the entire problem! I apologize and then I do it all over again like nothing ever happened!
It's not going to work.
They're going to be here probably today.
It's not going to work!
[Filter: Sawyer and Korvin]
I behaved badly the other day. I'm sorry.
Again, I know. I know. Dragons.
Can we spar?
22 October 2014 @ 08:59 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]
I could be there in five minutes if Smaug and I pushed.
Dammit, Fayre. I had that all well and squirreled away. Just... just don't think about it. ...and I thought about it all the time. But not like this.
She's right, you can't just run forever. I need to go home. I want it. The thought of someone else getting my birthright makes my blood hot, but that doesn't mean I want it to be me, either.
I'm not what they need.
Will I ever be what they need?
-- I need to do something about Jordan. Something.
[Filter: Fayrecrew, Franelcrew]
Well, day one was an absolute bust...
We made a few landings, Julian shrieking and clinging to Fayre all the while -- at least, that's what she tells me! I could hear it, but you can't see a damned thing and still have enough distance to not hit one another. We thought we were in the right area, but the one town we stopped anywhere near to didn't speak a word of Trade. Thankfully, Julian managed to stammer out some form of communication... they said we were a good day and a half travel off.
So much for for that, huh? Well. Here's hoping today is a little better.
22 October 2014 @ 12:23 am
[Filter: Kail, in Kilian]
Everyone thinks that the way you're acting is pathetic. And they're right. It is pathetic.
21 October 2014 @ 09:37 pm
I'm getting married in Milesia and I'm going to get to ride a Pegasus and you're going to be able to come to my wedding and it's going to be the most wonderful most talked about wedding ever!
But you can't tell anyone! We still have so much planning to do, and we have to make invitations and send them out, but I couldn't wait another day to tell you the good news.
21 October 2014 @ 09:33 pm
Would someone please come check my work on this? I'm not certain, but I believe it says something about ...
About a glowing light?
21 October 2014 @ 11:31 pm
About yesterday... is... is everything quite all right?
21 October 2014 @ 10:28 pm
Ahh, the guards mentioned that two priests have walked by the manor a number of times in the span of two hours. They asked me if perhaps they'd been looking for me. I told them to ask after them if they saw them again, but ...
It gives me a bad feeling.
21 October 2014 @ 08:12 pm
All right, Martha.
I know you've been busy all day with the seamstress but I do actually need to talk to you, and it's actually about the wedding!
I talked to Lord Hasten about the pegasus knights, you see.
22 October 2014 @ 01:15 am
[Filter: Franelcrew, Fayrecrew]
[there's a rough sketch of a map here, with their current location and planned route marked, as well as a rough estimation of where Baethan is]
From here on, it will be difficult to adjust our course, so if you have any help to give concerning the actual location of Baethan, we'd be very grateful~ We've put together a very rough guess, based on Tarra and your travel updates, but frankly I'd rather not have to do more blind searching than we have to in those mists! Poor Julian just hates it when we turn those tight circles, and that's in broad daylight with visibility for miles~ ♥
Assuming everything goes smoothly, or at least not terribly, we ought to find you by the end of the week~
And I'm assuming by that sour look on your face that you're against the idea of stopping in to say hello to your father~? We don't have to, you know. The smaller villages will do just as well.
21 October 2014 @ 10:05 pm
[Filter: Karlesta, in Atsirian]
Karlesta, I'm in so much trouble, aren't I?
21 October 2014 @ 07:06 pm
I keep thinking about that last town, and how great the bonfire turned out. It was amazing how many people came out to see what was going on once I started playing, and then stayed to listen. We should try that at the next town too. It was the best night I've had since I got here.
It seemed like a nice little town. I wish we could have stayed longer, but I'm glad we left when we did. Things seemed to be getting pretty tense when we left. I heard a couple of people talking, but I couldn't quite make out what they were saying. There was something about some big mess at the noble house, about notes, or messages, being late? I really need to work on my Kilian. Regardless, it sounded serious and-
Is that- Have we passed that tree already? It looks really familiar.
21 October 2014 @ 07:02 pm
Well, there's certainly upset. I don't think you realized, I'm afraid, just how many of my people were relying on those goods. A lot of them need it to keep themselves balanced, in the city we live in now ...
Are you going to continue sending contaminated shipments across?
And I suppose some of the other ... activity in the city was your doing.
How is Yuliet doing with her knifework?
21 October 2014 @ 08:51 pm
I've broken it.
"It was then that I knew Millerna would now be able to help any further in my quest. Our quest. I must find another way to go forward, but I must have help."
"Hx mr[wind rune] xgcq xgrx H kqcm Phoocvqr msyo[bind rune] qsm nc rnoc x[push rune] gcot rql dyvxgcv hq [power rune]l uycwx. Syv uycwx. H py[wind rune]x dhqb rqsxgcv mrl x[push rune] fs dsvmrv[bind rune], nyx H pywx grzc gcot."
The key is MILERNABCDFGHJKOPQSTUVWXYZ, and it is positionally shifted four positions to the right. There are a number of different runes that enter in the equation every three instances of a specific character, and these are determined per chapter. One letter in their Kilian name is always the one you need, and this missing letter should be obvious from context. The runes were meant to be confusing, but with the main pattern broken they're simply annoying.
21 October 2014 @ 08:32 pm
[Filter: Aes, in Atsirian]
Aes, it really doesn't look very good.
19 October 2014 @ 10:01 pm
[Filter: Rhoswen, in Atsirian]
What are we going to do?
I love her like a sister, but I have no idea where to even begin to clear her name of all of that. There is simply too much evidence against her. Mother is making worrisome noises already, and -- this is awful.
This is just awful.
It can't actually be true. Can it? Aes would never. We would have known, sensed something was off!
20 October 2014 @ 12:38 am
It's not true!
19 October 2014 @ 09:53 pm
I do hope everyone is having a pleasant morning.
I'm certain that some of you have already heard, but I'm afraid I've a rather important announcement to make. I'll be making it in an hour near my family's manse.
I promise you, this is of dire importance to Razen and to the future of Atsiria, and it has to do with the accusations made against my sister. I would never dream of wasting anyone's time with something that wasn't absolutely necessary.
19 October 2014 @ 09:50 pm
Dragons tonight's rehearsal was full of surprises. Ely found a new Boq, finally, which is great! She must really be confident in him too, because she announced the opening date for Wicked at then same time! It's going to be Saturday the 1st, right after the Night of the Dead, which is a really amazing date for the show to start. At first I realized that three weeks won't be enough time to really advertise the date and sell tickets, but after how well the Wizard of Oz turned out I can't imagine tickets will be available for long. So, uh, if you're interested in seeing it opening night, you should probably buy tickets really soon.
Then, uh, she pulled me aside and asked me if I'd be willing to do a solo. I guess she thought one of the scenes was missing something, and that some of my guitar music would fit in great, so she gave me some extra music to practice, and we're supposed to try it out during the next rehearsal. I can't believe I'm getting a solo!
19 October 2014 @ 11:35 pm
There's a string of horses outside of my room.
19 October 2014 @ 11:25 pm
Dragons -- I certainly am glad you told me when you did. Else I would have just let today pass without saying a word!
19 October 2014 @ 08:49 pm
[Filter: Franelcrew except Sawyer]
All right, I think I have enough of them put together now! What do you think, Druce, do we need more? I mean we can keep going if we need to! The boys and I have a really good rhythm going! Or should we start pinning them together?
What else do we need to do? I think we have almost everything ready, don't we? Except, well, the food, but ...
19 October 2014 @ 08:38 pm
Maybe I should have gone with them after all.
Britt is right. It's not safe for me here, is it? Those Messengers still think that I'm a Pillar. And even if they knew I wasn't, it wouldn't matter. I'm a symbol to them. If I die it means that they're winning, that they've succeeded. The heir to Old Norey, dead and gone. The Prince fled the city with his new Princess ...
Hyrule. I should just ask Jaina if she'd like to go home. Out of this ... unrest, out of the city. Scott would probably tell me to go. Whatever it takes to keep me safe, isn't that right? Dragons, he might even follow me. To make sure that the Messengers don't get any ideas.
But I do want to find something. I want to stop what's happening. I want ...
Dragons, I don't know what I want. I want this to be over. I want it to not be -- taking away the people I care about, making their lives hell.
I want things to be normal again. I want Julian and Fayre and Britt to be here, I want this entire war to not exist. I want everything to always have been normal.
19 October 2014 @ 10:37 pm
I think my imagination is starting to get the better of me. You know how you convince yourself that something is going on? And then you're so convinced, you start seeing confirmation of it everywhere? I know that's what's happening, but I still can't help but think I'm seeing someone following me home from the theatre at night...
... I might have to start taking a carriage. It's expensive, but I swear, I'm giving myself heart attacks.
Just the time of year, I guess. Night of the Dead ghosts.
Well, in any case, one of the Boqs we auditioned today... he was really good. I liked him a lot! I hope Elyiethe hires him.
19 October 2014 @ 07:49 pm
[Filter: Arwen, in Kilian]
Are you hungry?
19 October 2014 @ 07:44 pm
I can't believe it. After all these weeks Lucas came back to me and saying that he's willing to take me back, and that he forgives me for spending so much time with Elden instead of him. How absurd! I was the one that dumped him, and I don't need his forgiveness for anything, especially if he still thinks that Elden and I were cheating on him. What a jerk!
How do you even respond to someone like that? How can someone be so full of themselves to think that saying I'm forgiven is all it takes to want to get back together with him?
19 October 2014 @ 09:26 pm
Just ... let me stop and catch my breath. I'm used to dancing, but this is all different. And ... I still feel off somehow with this knife work. I know you have more experience than I do, but I feel like I'm picking this all up too slowly.
19 October 2014 @ 07:23 pm
[Filter: Aiden, in Kilian]
You need to stop this. Arwen is worried about you. I'm worried about you. She's told me that you're still not eating.
What do you think you're doing? Do you think starving yourself is going to bring them back? It's not your fault, what happened here, Aiden. Regardless of what happened to you, regardless of what mistakes you made in the past, regardless of the guilt you feel for it. This is not something that you couldn't have predicted, couldn't have stopped.
Please just eat.
19 October 2014 @ 09:18 pm
Ah, I can't help but ask! Can't we see the sights? This city is strange, too! It reminds me a bit of Temair? Ah, but also of Emeron! I hear there is a museum of the war! Ah hah and I imagine the food here is so much like the food at home! I've missed shepherd's pie so much!
Ah, well, we're in Hyrule! We've stopped here for the night. It's right at the northernmost point of Kanemoria, did you know? Ah, aside from the island! And it's amazing! The river crashes down so hard against the cliffs! Our inn is close enough to the rockface and we're on the highest floor, so I can see the river from my window! It's nothing like what it was like by the Kilian border... it's all white caps and rushing water, and it's wide enough to be the ocean!
... I can't believe we're really on our way. To you.
20 October 2014 @ 10:11 am
It is tempting. I admit that it is tempting, that I am curious. But there is no taking back that knowledge, if I ever uncover it. It would begin the undoing of four hundred years of peace, and I will yet again prove myself a poor heir to my father. Haven't I already violated his most important lesson enough?
Never a royal, he said. Never a prince' betrothed. It will destroy Dentoria, and destroy me. And hasn't he been proven right, because I think I am starting to break.
[Filter: Prince Ian]
Do inform your father that I will arrive in Eblar tomorrow. With the news he expects to hear from me.
And congratulations on your betrothal.
19 October 2014 @ 07:07 pm
[Filter: Lord Lawrence and Lady Celeste]
It has come to my attention that you have some business to discuss with me.
You must know that I have been in search of answers to the question of what, exactly, befell House Atsir during your ... stay. Those tragedies cannot be taken back, and though I will admit that I have never and do not presently fully understand your role in regards to them, some explanation may at least begin to mend the regrettable distance that has persisted between your family and mine in their wake.
19 October 2014 @ 06:56 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]
I have to hand it to you, Aes. You have made this far more difficult than I hoped. You, and Karlesta Faedya both.
Perhaps I was a bit too sloppy. A bit too eager. But this ... this will take care of you, I'm cerain. Much more believable, I think. All the sort of thing that people would do themselves, if they could, which makes it all the more likely that a frivolous, stupid little girl like you has done it.
Soon, sister. You'll be out of my hair and out of everyone's lives.
19 October 2014 @ 08:57 pm
Hmm ... Something productive.
I know you're busy with this puzzle right now, but ... well, you've all been working very hard at it. I just realized there's something coming up that might ease the tension.
14 October 2014 @ 10:15 pm
[there is a sloppy version of the Kilian alphabet, repeated twice, getting a little bit cleaner each time]
I think write better now.
No, that's missing something. Dragons! Why is this language so hard?
I think I am write better now.
Argh, that's not it either! And that's just writing it. I promise nobody wants to even hear me try to say it. It comes out all ... All sloppy and slurry and I still don't understand why there are so many vowels!
But I can't help with what everyone else is doing, so I thought maybe I'd do this some more ...
15 October 2014 @ 12:10 am
I realize it's not exactly my place, but I am not coming at this from a place of jealousy. I'm coming at it from a place of worry. Why are you walking with Kail so often lately?
14 October 2014 @ 11:57 pm
Oh I just adore her!!
Her feathers are just so soft! I never imagined they've be so soft! I've er seen pegasi before -- when Miss Lauren and Miss Rae were in Norey! And then there are the ambassadors! But I've never been so close or ah touched one and Masuri is just so lovely just look at her I want to give her an apple!!
Does anyone have an apple~~
I just cannot wait to fly through the sky on such a pretty lady!
14 October 2014 @ 11:29 pm
[Filter: Private, in Kilian]
A name? [power rune]hoocvqr
Common doubles: [wind rune]cc, xss, khoo, tr[wind rune][wind rune], xvccw, tswwhnoc
I still cannot find the context of places I've seen these. The runes cannot be what I imagined though. They're an additional layer in a way, but ... it makes no sense at all for them to be the spelled out sounds they represent. Perhaps simply one of the letters for each rune?
14 October 2014 @ 09:25 pm
I don't know how Keagan manages to stare at it for so long. It still doesn't make any more sense to me! At all! After a while all the lines blur together and it just looks like ...
Like rune soup, that's what. Or like the hangman's game, did anybody ever play that? Only everything's a blank and the hangman already has almost everything drawn in ...
I need a break. I think I just want to do something that -- that doesn't involve reading, or deciphering, or -- anything!!
14 October 2014 @ 11:06 pm
There's... a woman here, looking for you. She's certainly not Kanemorian. She claims to be a Dame Onette, from... the Kingdom of Eina? I hardly knew there was such a place! I suppose I knew it internally, but actually seeing a lady knight and her pegasus...
Well, she says that she's to inquire after you, but you are most certainly not here! What should I tell her? None of the girls quite know.
14 October 2014 @ 08:46 pm
[Filter: Private, in Atsirian]
Festival without him.
He was always so enthusiastic. Eager to show me his gifts. Me and Mother both. Bringing the tray of sweets up just as soon as we were done with our gifts.
I bought your gift, Firuz. I bought it months ago. It's still in my chambers, ready to be wrapped up for you. I almost forgot I had it, but I found it today. The finest saddle and tack. I wanted to go with you to find a mare that you could call yours ...
I don't understand you, brother. I don't understand how my sweet Firuz, how you could do such horrible things ... My brother. The brother who wanted this seat for me.
I don't think I'll ever understand.
14 October 2014 @ 08:13 pm
I feel like I'm losing my mind here. There are no ledgers to balance, no customers to help, no goods that need tending to, no shelves that need stocked, no orders that need placed or filled.
I need to get back to work. I need to do something. I'm never going to be able to though. The minute I try and open another shop, that damn spymistress will be on me faster than a cat chasing it's next meal.
14 October 2014 @ 08:08 pm
[Filter: Lord Hasten]
Congratulations on your new addition to the family, my lord.
I have a bit of a favor to ask. Well, a request for information more than anything ... When you're able, my lord. I'm certain that you must be very busy.
14 October 2014 @ 09:59 pm
I wish you didn't have to leave.
Everything has been so much better since you were here! Things with Friska and I, they almost feel back to normal! And Ned, Ned has been so much better! And that means that Kiefer has been happier! And Connie loves it when you're around, she does, Glenn, and all the children -- they just adore you! And of course, your father... well, you are his favourite. He's so puffed up and proud when you're around...
And me, too. And I've just been so happy. Having you here.
It's like the moment that you came home, riding up on Stannis like a romantic dark knight, everything here just got better again, and...
Can't you stay, Glenn?
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