A Fallen Light, A New Hope

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A final send off

The second 5th day of Mirtul

The gang met up today, and we received some exciting news. Kara’s been accepted into the Univesity of Castow, I’m so happy for her! I know how hard she’s been working and it finally paid off. It’ll be difficult not having her around anymore, but I let her know she’d better write to me and tell me all about what her new life over there is like. After all once I finish my apprenticeship with Orel and have the money saved up maybe I’ll be able to pay her a visit!

We all decided to go on a camping trip as a send off. Kara’s always loved it. I’ve never seen the appeal, but I’m not going to let that get in the way of giving her a great final few days with us. I’ve been thinking I should get her a gift, or actually make one. Something to remember me by when she’s a reknown scribe for those nobles up in Castow someday. I do remember her saying she liked that music box I made with Orel when I first started my apprenticeship…

Aaron and Tavion will be going, and I think Aaron mentioned bringing Kaleb along. They’re such a lovely couple, maybe I should invite Selise, she’s met the gang enough times to be around them. Zia’s coming along with her brother as well, I’m excited to have her along and her brother seems nice enough. Maybe we’ll finally get more than a few words at a time out of him all being together for so long. That boy Ander is coming as well, I can’t say I know him well, but I’m sure that’ll change after the trip!

Aside from Kara’s news not much is going on. Baemore can be dreadfully dull I’m afraid. Not that I’d say that in front of Grandma or Grandpa of course. They’d probably scold me for being so rambunctious. I’ll need to tell them I’m going to be spending extra time at the shop the next few days making Kara’s present so they know I won’t be around to pick up shifts at the inn. I’ll ask Selise if she wants to come tonight, she has a shift in the evening I’m sure.

- Iona Buckman

(Beneath the entry are sketches of what looks to be an octagonal container with gears, a wind up crank, and wires drawn out to the side with small cliff notes)

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One last Hurrah!
Karas beginning

The second 5th day Mirtul, 1394

Dear Journal,

I’ve told everyone, everyone is excited; they asked me what I wanted to do, to say goodbye. It hadn’t occurred to me that I would have to leave until then. I wonder if I will see them again any time soon.
Well, I’ve decided to try and be optimistic about everything, or try to at least. They asked me what I wanted to do, and I’ve decided that we’re going camping. We’re leaving in a few days, this will be one last hurrah!

I can’t wait,

Kara

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Exciting News!
Karas beginning

The second 4th day Mirtul, 1394

Dear Journal,

I’ve done it! I have been accepted into the University of Castow, I can’t believe it; it’s as if all of my dreams are coming true. Father is extremely excited, he has already began selling off some of his old weapons and armor from the city watch to pay for it. It’s exciting and scary, but I think that I’ll be okay, if we can raise enough money and sell the house here dad said that he would see if he could find a place to live in Castow.

I am breaking the news to everyone tonight, I can’t wait,

Kara

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