Writings of the Red Angel

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Writings of the Red Angel

katanaofildram
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Mar 5 2008, 06:15 AM #1

I still cannot get used to this big city, I long for the lush valley and the call of the frogs in the summer evenings; I miss the rice planting and taking care of the sheep. Things are so different here it astounds me; men and women don elaborate attire to simply walk around the city in, and yet in the slums the people wear nothing but rags. Is this fair? is it just? I do not know the answer, but I must admit that I prefer my time in the slums, for the nobles give me a queasy feeling when I am around them. Yet how ironic and hypocritical I am, for I sleep in the palace upon a high bed, often in the bed of the High Lord himself when the risk of being caught has waned. Ah, and it is in that bed I feel most at home, in my dear Aidan's arms. Perhaps I simply must get used to living like this... but I fear to think of what will become of me if I did. These nobles and the self-proclaimed 'upper class' know nothing of compassion or simplicity, they care only for extravagance and comfort. Perhaps I can change things, perhaps I can be the one to set things on the right path... at Aidan's side we could work wonders.

Ah, but these are just daydreams and ramblings, sheer misplaced optimism, for I know things not to be so simple as that. What worries me more is the declining livelihood of the people in the lower city. Trouble is brewing there, I can feel it in my heart though it has yet to rear its ugly head.

Nemue, bless those unfortunate souls with your grace and protection.
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Mar 17 2008, 02:23 AM #2

Today was an odd day for me indeed, as I was actually invited to the council of lords by Shoji, Regional Lord of the easterlands. In all our dealings in the past I've gotten the distinct feeling that he very much dislikes me and I have no doubt in my mind that he'd kill me himself if it weren't treason to do so. Nonetheless, his tone with me this afternoon was quite casual, which caught me off-guard. I don't know what's going on in that respect but something definitely seems out of place.

But that's not of my concern at the moment. The Lords of the six countries are conveining in the Saradasian Capital to discuss matters of state; the problem is that Shoji and the other regional lords wish Aidan to remain in Rowan to deal with domestic issues that are going on. The seem very adamant in their stance that it's too early after his succession for Aidan to be leaving the country, something about disputes in the different regions that must be dealt with; honestly, I didn't give a damn about what they were telling me until they asked me to go the the meeting of lords as the representative of Rowan. It was this offer, if you can call it that, that threw me most; I've never even been asked my opinion before when it comes to governmental affairs (at least not by anyone other than Aidan). This drastic change-of-heart worries me deeply but I have little time to look into the matter, because the council is meeting in only a few days, leaving me little more than enough time to gather my things and depart.

I am now just as worried for Aidan's sake as I am my own, for I don't believe I have a demeanor that most lords would find suitable for such a representative as I am to be. It's already clear that I clash with the regional lords, I can only imagine how I will fare with these royals. Thankfully my
Shadow will be there in case anything goes awry... though I doubt she could be of much help when I'm the only one she can speak with.

Aargh, this whole situation is making me uneasy, but I don't have time to work it through... Nemue, Aleidiel, and Nereid, watch over my love and guide me in this endeavor.
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Jun 21 2008, 04:52 PM #3

It seems I finally have another chance to write here, after the many long and trying events that have passed since my last entry.

The meeting of lord's was not as I had expected. They all seem quite aggressive and many care only for their own countries without a mind for any others. It is unsettling to hear them speak in the way they do about their problems. I'm afraid I was not able to contribute much either, I'm no lord nor was I ever meant to be, I am quite sure of that, but I am amazed what it seems to take to run a country nowadays. I pray that my dear Aidan does not fall prey to such trivialities.

It seems I was to be tested in other ways as well. The council wa attacked by a massive and mysterious force. Who they were or why they were there remains to be known but they were nothing but trouble. It was quite a scene, seeing all of the lords and their attendants rushing to battle together. I think that was as freindly as many of them will ever be with one another, cutting down common foes. The battle did not go as well for me as I had hoped, a pair of Shamans managed to get the best of me, and so I've fallen back to the city, waiting for my shadow to get any more information (and slay as many more foes) as she can, and wait for her return so that we may return to Rowan together and inform Aidan of what has transpired here.

Aleidiel, guide my dark companion back to me.
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Aug 17 2008, 03:41 PM #4

Much has been brewing in Rowan since my departure, and it seems the battle that took place in Saradas gave the Dukes enough extra time while I was away to drive their dagger into the heart of the country.

Upon my arrival at the palace, two guards siezed me before I even had a chance to dismount my pegasus. I was placed under arrest and taken directly to the throne room where I saw something I never imagined I would see in my time at the palace. Aidan lay there on the floor, blood dripping from his mouth, gasping for breath. Duke Shoji stood over him, looking down at his frail body, and when I at last entered he shifted his gaze to me.


"You lecherous dog! You are a traitor to your own cause; you and your pitiful patron are hereby sentenced to death by beheading for high treason against Rowan."

I could not believe my ears, High Treason? What meaning could he have had by this, and what action of mine could possibly be considered traitorous? Aidan is the High Lord of Rowan and he, too, has been branded as a traitor? This is foolishness if Shoji thinks he can so easily steal away the throne from the rightful heir to it.

The palace guards came for us, ready to take us to the chopping block, but they are fools if they thought I would go so willingly when my life and that of my love was so threatened.

By the goddesses, see us through this trial and grant help us to uncover the treachery that lies beneath this shroud of justice and loyalty.
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Nov 22 2008, 07:07 PM #5

Aidan and I have been oddly fortunate. So far our journey east has been unhindered. We have yet to reach our destination so perhaps the traps have yet to be sprung. This fact worries me because the land ahead of us is floodplains which leave us out in the open and with none of the cover that the mountains gave us. We will have to ride hard and fast if we hope to make it all the way to Hemena without complication. I doubt news of the coup has yet reached the small ocean village, and there is little chance that we will be recognized there, as long as we are careful.
I pray that the skies are blanketed with clouds in the morning to aid us in our flight.

Goddesses, protect us.
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Dec 7 2008, 08:25 PM #6

The goddesses have been on our side in the flight from the capital. We've had no problems with the royal knights coming after us, and we have made it to Hemena with little impediment, which makes me wonder just what's happening in the capital right now. I hope that our stay here will remain a secret, and that seems to be feasable at the moment because there is no reason that most of the people of the village should know what either of us look like. We have still been laying low and keeping ourselves relatively covered whenever we go out. I've taken to dressing as an old man and talking to the locals to find out anything I can about the happenings in the capital, but so far little news has reached this small village. If time were not critical, I would be content with this, but as such it's important to know just what is going on if we hope to some day make it back to the capital and tear down the traitorous dukes. I've sent Duvessa back to Ditar to gather all of the information she can, as she will be the only one of us not subject to recognition. Besides, who would suspect a cat of being a spy?

Aleidiel, watch over my shadow and carry the wind to her ears so that we may escape this mess.
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