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From: dahrien@... [mailto:dahrien@...]
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2007 5:15 PM
To: northshield@...; ncb@...; cam@...
Subject: Border Skirmish - BARDIC
Lords and Ladies, gentles all,
Hear this proclamation!
At Border Skirmish, next Saturday 06/23/07, there will be many
opportunities for song, story, and poem, during the nights and days.
(Of course, we're talking about the planned opportunities that we are
setting up, as opposed to the opportunities you have every moment of
your life!) We invite all who wish to entertain to join us in
merrily doing so!
During the days...
We seek jugglers and raconteurs, balladeers and instrumentalists,
prestidigitators and shanty singers to entertain an audience of
pirates and privateers, nobles and artisans, traders and mercenaries.
Bring your songs and stories of pirates and sailors, bring your shell
games; entertain the weary and the bored!
Border Skirmish 4 is offering special favors for entertainers; ask
for Kyla Pennywarden. In advance you can write her at skycat@...
Both Friday and Saturday, there will of course be bardic circles
around the fire!
Special format? Nah. We're just asking people to be both polite and
bold, and let the performances flow free. Be POLITE, and try to make
sure that others get a chance to perform, keeping an eye on how often
you jump in and for how long. Be BOLD, and jump right in to share
pieces with others. If you want some HELP WITH THE BOLD PART, come
tap Dahrien or Kyla (or any of the more experienced-seeming or
comfortable-seeming performers) on the shoulder and ask us to help
you jump in with a quick intro (like, "Hey, folks. We have someone
here who would like to perform!"). We understand that some people
are shy or that it can be difficult to judge how long to wait for
applause or conversation to die down after any given performance.
Specific theme? Nah. Still ... remember that this is NOT a skirmish
*about* our border; it's just a skirmish *at* our border. It is
nothing more nor less than good friends honing their combat skills
together, preparing for the summer's wars. And in friendship, we'd
like to encourage you to spend some time at the battlefields (and
elsewhere), observing and gathering stories about others' successes
and exciting moments. The best camaraderie-building stories are
always about "Look what WE ALL did TOGETHER!" and "Look at the cool
thing THEY did!" So Friday, amongst the other performances, share
these stories from events past around the evening circle. And
Saturday, gather new ones from the day and share those at the fire.
Don't worry if the stories aren't in a final stage of polish yet;
come and tell us about our friends' exploits -- and extra chiv points
if you have a story about our friends from "the other side" of the
Invitations, Felicitations, and General Excitations from,
-- Lady Kyla Pennywarden, and The Lord Dahrien Cordell =)
skycat@... and dahrien@...
Bardic Stewards, Border Skirmish 2007