I can only speak for my household as others treat the
Enchanted Ground concept in different ways. On board
the Akula (we are a viking house based around a
drakkar) the evening meal on Saturday of an event is
the time when the 21st century fades the furthest into
the background. It starts with our food. We try to
make it as period as possible within the constraints
of budget and the talents of that weekend's head cook.
The conversations revolve around the days activities
and what de ads were done by which member of the crew.
After the meal is done and we relax around the fire
it is time for the entertainment. If we have had a
guest for dinner then they are asked to tell us a
story, recite a poem or sing a song in return for the
hospitality received (this is only requested and they
may decline if they wish). If we have did not have
the pleasure of good company, then the bardic falls
upon one of the crew. As we are all hams at heart,
there is usually a mad scramble to be first.
The Enchanted Ground is a wonderful idea and it can be
accomplished with very little effort. It also doesn't
take a household to achieve it either, just one person
deciding that they are only going to behave in as
period a way as they can.
Give it a shot and I hope that you achieve what ever
level you are most comfortable with.
--- Brighid the-short-blonde-Scot
> Now, on a different subject: I've heard about
> something called "Enchanted
> Ground," where a small area of an event site is
> separated from the rest,
> and within that small circle, the 20th (well, I
> guess 21st now) century
> no longer exists. Everyone must be in persona and
> in period at all
> times. <snip>
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