> "Honey!! Look what I found in the Merchant area!" My
> husband stared at me horrified and then shouted "YOU GIVE THAT BACK
> TO THE KING RIGHT NOW!!"
Chortle! Yep. And part of the problem is that we have relatively
quiet, subtle crowns for most of our royals, so if someone gets one
that's bigger than their (artifically stealthy) crowns, it's seen as
Another funny crown related story: There's an event in the West (Ducal
Prize) which involves cross-dressing or impersonating Personages. One
year, the Queen's male apprentice dressed in one of her elizabethan
gowns, and I made him a crown out of tin foil to go with it. Now, the
Western crowns are beautiful; they have California poppies on them, but
at a distance, they look rather blobby. At a distance, the tinfoil
blobs were very much like the real crown.
People were absolutely horrified that Wulfric could have been wearing
the real crown. (Aha: someone still has my picture webbed:
Cynthia Virtue and/or Cynthia du Pre Argent