[Artemisia] Loch Salann Winter Solstice Court
Willa - Rose
yasmeena at juno.com
Tue Dec 14 13:37:30 CST 2004
What a delightful and wonderful report of the day. Thank you. And,
congratulations to all who received recognitions.
On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 20:08:03 +0000 Ravenmacleod at comcast.net writes:
> Wow! What a ride.
> As far as I could tell all had a great time at Loch Salanns Winter
> Solstice Court.
> There was a games tournament that really bent our brains as we had
> to adjust to a more period version of the rules for games that many
> of us are quite familiar with. I know that I was bested in a rather
> hotly contested bout withy a young lady whos name escapes me at the
> writing of this missive. Additionally I am unable to recall the
> victor of the games tournament sound did not carry well in the hall
> making it difficult to hear what was being said when his lordship
> James of Penmore made his announcement. As far as I can tell the
> tournament was highly enjoyable. Our thanks to His Lordship James
> for his efforts to fill our day with learning and enjoyment.
> While I was sequestered in the corner of the hall working on the
> promissory scroll for Artemisias newest peer of the realm Mistress
> Malkin of Otherhill noble Squire to Sir Michael the Lucky of
> Lancaster. I was treated to the delightful blessing of hearing the
> Musicians Guild of Loch Salann note waft majestically throughout the
> hall. I found it particularly beautiful when they were joined by the
> soft angelic voices that sang some of my favorite carols. We also
> enjoyed a visit from Father Christmas though he was dressed quite
> strangely, and a quick mummer by the children that were in
> attendance that day.
> There was a marzipan subtlety contest sponsored by Mistress Casamira
> which produced delights that were not only pleasing to the eye but a
> delight for the palate. Speaking of the sense of taste. Mistress
> Casamira and her kitchen crew deserver high regard as they; Mistress
> Casamira, Mistress Margaret, mLady Hildegard, Her Ladyship Sajah,
> Mistress Rachel Ashton and too many others for me to draw readily to
> mind produced on of the more memorable feasts of my time in these
> current middle ages. Each dish served by the peers of Artemisia was
> hot and flavorful.
> During dinner we enjoyed a wonderful Bardic Competition that was not
> completed as time was drawing short, the competition will be
> revisited at Loch Slanns Baronial Collegium on the 29th of January.
> During the sampling of the competition; a poem written by His
> Lordship James and a song by Lady Amanda De Spencer leap eagerly to
> mind. During the performances a subtlety prepared by the kitchen
> crew was presented to the Royal Court it was something to look upon
> After the fabulous repast mlord Lance and mlord Odfa and again too
> many others for my mind to recall cleared the tables and moved the
> chairs to prepare court.
> During court mlady Bieju was recognized with an Award of Arms. Lady
> Bethoc was recognized as a Pillar of Artemisia as was Lord Adric
> Legot. Malkin of Otherhill was made a member of the honorable order
> of the Pelican. Baron Don Dietrich was sent on vigil to be added to
> the most noble order of the Pelican. Sir Michael the Lucky of
> Lancaster was made a member of the order of the Crystal Heart a
> personal service award in the barony of loch Salann also recognized
> with this award was Lord Jean Richard de Halloway. I personally was
> made a member of the order of the Crystal of the Salt Wastes an
> order recognized for exemplarily service to the Barony of Loch
> After court Her Ladyship Sajah swore an oath of fealty to Baroness
> Rachel Aston as her protégé. And many of the event attendees worked
> feverishly to clean up the site among those of note, lord Bjarki who
> also hosted a heralds consulting table, Her Ladyship Thea our sable
> plume who held a scribal table in addition to her other endeavors
> mlord Michael those members of Hold Tyte and Barony Ashton that
> were still there.
> I was greatly inspired by the happenings this day!
> Humbly yours,
> HL Raven MacLeod
> Seneschal, Loch Salann
> -------------- Original message --------------
> > Well, on the subject of holding events at hotels, and the
> subsequent death of
> > off-board feasting, I seem to recall this being somehting that
> happened because
> > we didn't have the time to book the cool halls with the early
> entry hours and
> > the late closing times and the "eat what you want" food rules.
> > However, the steps forward have been made to thwart these cousins
> of Titivilius.
> > We now plan out our events a bit farther in advance to give our
> Event Stewards
> > the opportunity to get the cool sites and not have to settle for
> what they can
> > get in the twoo weeks before the event. We have already seen a
> return to
> > off-board feasting here in Arn Hold as recently as the Feast of
> Lorelei, and
> > I've seen folks at 1000 Eyes events able ro eat on site without
> getting the
> > feast. The trick is to make sure we *choose* to do that instead of
> just ducking
> > out to the Elmer's on the corner.
> > Maitresse Tanglwyst de Holloway
> > Barony of Arn Hold
> > Kingdom of Artemisia
> > -If you can't be a good example, at least you can be a horrible
> > Catherine
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