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Saturday, August 27th, 2005

Subject:Shocked Myself, As Well
Time:5:39 pm.
Mood: exhausted.
Yes, I'm alive. I think.

I have resurfaced from the dusty depths of the Mithran libraries in search of air, food, sleep, companionship and -- dare I say -- a bit of freedom. My research is not quite complete, but I'm doing well enough that I can afford to take the time and write, although I can't yet estimate exactly when I'll be done.

When I am finally free of these parchment shackles, I must make haste to Corus to report to Lord Harailt. I'm afraid I cannot even spare the time to visit Coram and Rispah in Trebond, much as I would like to see them. Hopefully, my lord will be satisfied with the quality of my work and I will then be able to make my way to Port Legann.

I shudder to think of what would happen if he is not. The thought of returning to the City of the Gods for several more weeks (or months!) of translating ancient scrolls and tablets chills my heart and weighs on my weary bones. Can a scholar find no rest?
Comments: 7 complex magical workings - cast a spell.

Friday, July 8th, 2005

Subject:Belated Message
Time:11:17 am.
Mood: busy.
I arrived in the Mithran Cloisters earlier this week. I apologize for not informing you earlier, but I was quite short for time. I also apologize in advance for being more absent than present for the next few weeks.
Comments: 9 complex magical workings - cast a spell.

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005

Subject:Plans
Time:8:40 pm.
Mood: angry.
I am being frightfully lazy, and Lord Harailt will flay me alive when I return to Corus. I was lying awake last night, kicking myself for still being here when I ought to be moving on. This morning I regained my reason and resolved to leave as soon as is practical. Maura, don't think I'm rejecting your hospitality. My stay at Dunlath has been a lovely sojourn. Still, I can't linger much longer, and so I think I will be leaving for the City of the Gods early Monday morning. We will have time for parting, and I can ride hard and reach the Mithran cloisters in a week or so.
Comments: 4 complex magical workings - cast a spell.

Monday, June 13th, 2005

Time:2:42 pm.
Douglass has asked me to teach him juggling when he caught me making a rather unorthodox use of a bowl of apples and pears in the library. I wonder if it is prudent to agree, and whether Lady Maura will approve.
Comments: 10 complex magical workings - cast a spell.

Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Subject:Dread
Time:1:58 am.
Mood: procrastinating.
I ought to leave for the City of the Gods tomorrow morning. Really, I definitely should. I'm behind schedule as it is.

....

Am I fooling anyone but myself?
Comments: 9 complex magical workings - cast a spell.

Sunday, May 22nd, 2005

Time:8:45 pm.
It rained for three days straight, but sometime this morning the skies cleared, and the weather was lovely for the rest of the day. The light glancing off of the lake's surface was beautiful. I wish there was a way to hold such pictures forever -- if I had one with me at the university, I believe I would never lock myself in the library for more than a day.

Looking forward to seeing Alan, and of course Lord Raoul and Lady Buri. They give me an excuse to stay here for longer than a week. Honestly, it would be quite rude to leave when Lady Maura is on the point of receiving guests, and requires my help in entertaining them! Especially when the guests are my brother and two of my mother's oldest and dearest friends.
Comments: 4 complex magical workings - cast a spell.

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

Time:9:47 pm.
Mood: lethargic.
[screened for Alan only]
Aren't you the eager one? I never knew you felt so strongly about her.
[/screen]

I am so looking forward to tormenting my younger brother in person again. These journals are admittedly convenient, but nothing can quite match that personal touch. Gods all bless Lord Raoul (who I will be happy to see, as well). You will find the opan mines both interesting and invaluable, I hope, as I have.
Comments: 5 complex magical workings - cast a spell.

Sunday, May 15th, 2005

Subject:Dunlath
Time:11:30 pm.
Mood: sleepy.
Ah, the blessed peace and comfort of Dunlath castle. The lack of bread is the only thing that detracts from Lady Maura's famous hospitality.
Comments: 2 complex magical workings - cast a spell.

Friday, May 13th, 2005

Time:2:40 am.
I am currently camping in Dunlath's southern mountain pass, and expect to arrive at the castle tomorrow, just in time for lunch. Unfortunately, I was detained by a brief but nasty outbreak of fever. It caught up to me on the road and I was too sick to get out of bed for six days. I'm well now, but I do hate falling behind schedule.
Comments: 13 complex magical workings - cast a spell.

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

Time:9:57 pm.
Mood: content.
[screened from family and the ladies]My judgement against inn girls was perhaps overly harsh. I had been suffeing from sleep deprivation -- the bad kind, that follows riding around looking for a place to sleep until well past dark, and then spending the night on a bed that's actually harder than the floor.[/screen]

I hope to arrive at Dunlath sometime this week. Lady Maura, if you could remind me of the City of the Gods daily during my visit, it would be very helpful. Otherwise I might be tempted to linger much longer than is advisable.
Comments: 3 complex magical workings - cast a spell.

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Time:1:19 am.
I hate traveling. I detest mud. I loathe the North Road. I abhor wayside inns. Yes, Alan, even ones with comely serving girls.

Still too far from the City of the Gods to estimate a date of arrival. Perhaps I'll break down and make a stop at Trebond -- or Dunlath. That's nearer, right?
Comments: 16 complex magical workings - cast a spell.

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

Time:12:57 am.
My sister has been kind enough to gift me with this journal, but in all honesty, I've had no use for it up until now. During my journey to the City of the Gods, though, I can use it to communicate with my family. Farspeeking is too wasteful a form of magic; I don't relish the thought of riding through the mountains for weeks only to find that the reserves of my Gift are too weak to allow any meaningful progress on my experiment for Lord Harailt. If he doesn't approve the results of this working, it will set back my adept studies quite a bit.

I therefore hope to use this journal as often as possible, while I'm away. Don't expect too much, though; it's difficult to write on the road, and once I reach my destination there's no telling how much free time I shall have. I will try to write at least once or twice a week, as long as it doesn't interfere with my work too much. I'm aware that I've been letting things go a bit, recently, and I must catch up if I'm still interested in adhering to my original schedule. Which I am. So, more work and less play for me (alas).
Comments: 13 complex magical workings - cast a spell.

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