[Darkwood-SCA] Beltane Report
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Tue May 9 09:29:50 PDT 2006
Beltane was indeed a wonderful event, even though I missed great chunks of
it due to driving and to enjoy the beautiful green hills and oak trees.
His Majesty Radnor has defined a "court" to be just like a previous court,
except that it will take no longer than 90 minutes. While this may mean that
there are more frequent courts, each individual court will be of a manageable
length. This seemed a very sensible idea to the small percentage of the
populace who were actually at court.
His Majesty also passed out tokens to the populace at court to deliver to
those who normally camp farther out and keep more to themselves. These tokens
are "the King's Cup", and the message to go with the tokens is that His
Majesty has at the Royal Pavillion drinks -- both of spirits and those merely for
the quenching of thirst -- and if a person arrives with a token he or she need
only say that they have the King's Cup, and His Majesty will provide them
with drink. (I suspect that He wouldn't turn someone away who didn't have a
Cup, either, but I don't know for sure.)
Another highlight of the event for me was Duke Uther's speech. Radnor had
approached Their Majesties Fabian and Eliska, and Duke Uther stood to remind
the populace not only who Her Grace Ysabeau was (as if we would forget), but
also to tell of his experiences in their household and what grace she brought to
it. It was a very moving speech, with humor and sentiment and love for the
two of them. I cried.
Someone else has mentioned that the composer of "Fair Mistlands" sang, with
the West Kingdom Choir, a new arrangement for Flieg. It was very nice. Lots
of people cried.
Prince Rorik announced that Ed Levin Park (a huge county park right next to
Milpitas) has agreed to an arrangement where they will let us camp, and also
do improvements in the park to our wishes. We will need to put in some sweat
equity (the first work party is this next Saturday -- talk to Duncan about
volunteering), but will get money on our account for the work down. In this
way, we might get free events. There was more, but I don't remember any details,
and I hope I haven't made any major mistakes.
Bryn was knighted. I am very, very disappointed that I missed the ceremony,
so I can't give you any details, but she looked wonderful in her white belt.
The salon was superb. The dresses (oh, the dresses) of the ladies made me
very jealous. I'm getting too tired to finish this, but I hope someone else
will comment on what all went on.
Branwen ferch Emrys
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