A candle loses nothing by sharing its flame. All the more, when two candles are united, do the flames reach higher, brighter, hotter. How brightly the world would burn if every soul were united, generously receiving and giving in kind! Gone would be the need to care for self if every soul participated in that responsibility.
True silence is the search of man for God.
True silence is a suspension bridge that a soul in love with God builds to cross the dark, frightening gullies of its own mind, the strange chasms of temptation, the depthless precipices of its own fears that impede its way to God.
A very eventful morning in Captivenia began with the discovery of another piece of Lord Gabron’s map. This enabled the Captivenians to decipher the location of the treasure itself.
The excited chit-chat of the Maidens was hushed by the arrival of the Royal Court. With great eagerness, the Finals commenced!
“No gift is too small if it is in service of the King.” An outpouring of generosity was exhibited yesterday as gifts and supplies were provided to the ailing village of Borealton. After a brief altercation with the guards, everyone was free to pass and administer to those in need.
The afternoon’s activities were punctuated by the arrival of a villager from Meridianas who appeared suddenly through the portal.
Bellesera and Maidens alike were summoned by the Ambassador Andor yesterday afternoon after a letter from Princess Leisaura was received. This letter requested that a group of Captivenians be sent to investigate reports from the northern region of Meridianas. The Princess, due to other matters of state, expressed her regrets on not being able to do so herself, but that she had no doubt in the abilities of the maidens of Captivenia performing such a task.
Although there is fear since Lady Mara’s escape last year, Captivenia has again opened the gates for the annual Festival of Maidens. Maidens from all across the land have travelled to participate in this event.