Warm greetings upon this snowy and utmostly icky winter day unto the populace of Ketelblastr and beyond:
Well, Haire Affaire has come and gone and I am glad to report that ti went very well on the whole!
Lord Frost got to test his new armour and put it to very good use having won some bouts (the number has slipped my mind and I am sure Lord Frost will gladly remedy this) Sadly, that was all before the majority of Ketelblastr arrived so we were not there to witness our premiere fighter doing what he does best. After the Rapier tourney, I got the chance to play in a rapier practice and did fairly well in my new Rapier getup.
Ketelblastr was fortunate to meet up with our friends Jessica and Rick from down in Merill, along with Rick's sister who came to check out the SCA.
Haire affaire provided much entertainment with a truly amazing and grueling Rapier Tourney, the likes of which the Stellar Kingdom of Northshield has never seen! The merchants provided many wonderful items and goodies to tempt our wallets such as leather goods, garb, charms, books, feast-ware, incense, pointy-sharp things, and (in my opinion) one of the most essencial items..Duct Tape!!!
From what I hear, the Lunch served by the Canton of Coille Stoirmeil was absolutely delicious and the feast put forth by the Shire of Falcon's Keep was nothing less than amazing. Barley Cake with feta and pine nut dip, a Spinach Omelette, black Olives, Braised Tuna, Salmon, Apanthrakis, Beef Stew, Lentil Pottage, Salad with Sour Dressing, rye bread, Wild Boar with Bilberry Sauce, Apple compote, fried fig and walnut cakes coated with honey and Honey Cheesecake filled our bellies and hydromel flowed into our goblets and mugs all night long. A delicious meal and a wonderful feasting experience!
Before our Bellies were filled, Their Dread Stellar Majesties and Her Stellar Highness honoured fellow SCAdians with awards and words that made one realize what the true spirit of the SCA is. Most notably in court, THL Cy was honoured as the King's Rapier Champion for having endured and won the grueling and monumental tourney, Tsavo of Darkstone was honoured with an impromptu Award of Arms on the spot by King Siegfreid because he was so greatly impressed by his prowess on the field. Last but not least, one of Ketelblasr's own, Finna Ittaniemi was honored by their Stellar Majesties and Her Stellar Highness with An Award of arms for being an example of what a SCAdian should be and for having given so much to Ketelblastr. THL Cy created a beautiful rune plaque for her to go along with her circlet. So to the recipients of Ketelblastr and our Sponsor group of Darkstone whom were honoured last night, VIVANT! A video of Lady Finna receiving her AoA is up on Ketelblastr' s Youtube Channel. http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=t2ndQkanNwE
Lastly, an important decision was made during feast by the majority of the group. Having received the answers we were waiting for and mulled them over, Ketelblastr will accept the opportunity and challenge set forth by Lady Conandil Glass of Mistig Waetru and will provide the feast for their Road to the Isle event on April 17th. So now comes the challenge of planning a feast to wow them all, perfecting our recipes, and working our first SCA event as a group. Personally, I have faith in Ketelblastr and I know for certain that we can put out a feast that will get our group noticed and will have people smacking their lips. I am proud of you all for rising to this challenge and being so sure of our talents as a group...truly this is the spirit of Ketelblastr that I have come to expect and love. Fortune favors the bold!!!!!!!
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