Attended a party in the Verdant Palace
-Stacia, now unmarried – yet wearing red, suggested generosity in exchange for later favors. I secured The Rose for her. Jasmine was annoyed that I did not do so with great fanfare.
-Contract with Donovan Burghe:
2 stone flat, 1 Wine per season of tutelage
Aid in creation of artwork, lodging
-Jasmine hosted in Vrain’s absence. She was not pleased by my gift.
-I juried a dispute between Niassa’s husband, Gregor, and Victor Steele over an indiscretion between Gregor and Delia, Victor’s fiancée and Niassa’s sister.
Fellow jurors: Krueger, Kether (intoxicated), Verdict: Duel to the Blood on the third day of the party.
My wife, Alma, continues to surprise. Her organization, kind demeanor, and admirable preparation have become a force in my life. While I do not envision her warmth becoming one of my qualities, it may be vital in the growth of our home. I am confident her strength will serve both of us well while I am away with Donovan.
Alma and Donovan, two Blooded of the Bear to whom I am bound. The theatre of Ven deceit and illness has always aroused my enmity, but perhaps my stage will yet prove it is best shared.