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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hail my fellows,

I am still here, it has just been a little busy in this part of the kingdom (college does that) however projects are being worked on.

I have begun research into tents to be able to choose one that can last for several years. In addition, i have a few presents for fellow shire members in the works.

Watch for the vair bell, the shire of starhavens newsletter, to see my report on coronation in full.

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Well….Maybe smack in the middle of Trimaris. However, since we are surrounded on three sides by water I’ll let that slide,

Welcome dear readers, to my latest post. Having recovered sufficiently from Spring Coronation (which I day tripped with a certain baronial personage) I figured it was high time I wrote something about it……

except I am. This is to be a shorter, more concise version of an article that will be published in the Vair Bell, Starhaven’s newsletter.

For my first ever kingdom level event, I enjoyed myself immensely. Unfortunately there was so much to see and do that I had to pick and choose because we were day-tripping. This small setback did not dampen my spirit, however. On the contrary, the chance to be in garb all day, and talk to people with historical interests similar to my own was wonderful.

We arrived on site around noon on Saturday, leaving the dragon-wagon parked safely in the roosts. From there we checked in with the registrar and paid our dues, and then the triumvirate of myself, Baron Maredudd, and Baroness Cherie split up. I accompanied the Baroness, who happily went shopping with me.

Oh, and then the fun began. But isn’t shopping always fun? I had a list of essentials that I needed to pick up, including feast gear and some tunics to expand my wardrobe. Of the former, and entire set excluding a mug was acquired, while the latter was a little harder to find. In fact, most of the garb for sale was in sizes to large or too small for me. Lacking pieces to buy, I commissioned one of the merchants for two sets (a t-tunic and and under-tunic) to lengths worked out by the merchant and the Baroness (who was very knowledgeable on the subject.)

After receiving a receipt for said commission, my eye caught upon a piece of headgear on one of the tables. It happened to be an off-white arming cap. The merchant, a lady who truly knew her garb, said I could have it for free. YAY!

Court was very interesting, however when the 1rst-event-goers like myself were called up, I profess I was a bit…under-armed with facts about how to act. I gave it my best shot though.

Her majesty the Queen welcomed us to Trimaris with a Brooch, which has made me put another item on my list. A tartan cloak.

So much for monetary funds, eh?

All in all, I can’t wait for the next event!

This day, the first of April (as the Trimarians name it) I write,

 

Nearly two week have gone by since my last scrivening. I have been busy in the intervening time, of which I will now make note. In addition to several noteworthy gatherings, I have also made progress in arranging my personal belongings and other assorted items.

 

Firstly, I mentioned a day of knowledge relating to the art of smithing armor in my last writings. This event took place, and Sir Geoffrey helped me to forge new knee and elbow protection. However, I have written an in-depth piece on the subject, which has been submitted to the shire’s resident chronicler for inclusion in the shire newsletter. (This curious item is copied and sent to each resident, and provides information and stories for upcoming and past events respectively, as well as tidings from the shire’s officials.) I would urge those who wish more information on the subject to seek out a copy of this newsletter for further reading. Suffice it to say I was taught how to forge basic protections.

 

While touring the countryside to avail myself of the terrain, I encountered a curious shoppe, which sold a variety of fabrics. Having been given advice for just such an occasion by m’lady the Baroness Chiere, I acquired six yards of good quilted fabric with which to sew a surcoat (of course, learning how to sew on such an item with the help of the good Baroness in the process.)

 

I was able to relay my acquisition of such material to the good Baroness, and her husband, quite soon. They invited me to a local cafe (Barnes and noble merritt island) to enjoy the evening and converse. Much merriment was to be had.

 

However, the period was not without it’s confusions. A courier sent by Sir Haroun about working on the rest of my harness was waylaid on his route, causing me to miss his message by a day and thus loose out on the opportunity where Sir Haroun’s schedule opened. Hopefully there will be another soon in the future.

 

Finally, there was yet another practice, this afternoon in fact. Although I was not able to stay for the full duration I was given valuable lessons in combat by Marshall Gavin, the authority in military affairs in the shire. Although these were basic concepts, I am Confident I can build upon them. Indeed learning is half the battle.

 

But that is enough, for sleep beckons me like a siren.