Greetings unto the populace of Ketelblastr:
I write this missive to you as Seneschal, and what I have to say I say with complete earnesty.
I AM PROUD OF YOU ALL!
Between the stages of discussing/deciding our role in Road to the Isle, planning the feast, cooking the test feast, fixing the problems, shopping, prep work and then actually cooking the feast at Road to the Isle, you all worked your dupas off in making sure that we did best by our group and by our cousins of Mistig Waetru. Nomatter what role you all played in this endeavor, you did it in true Ketelblastr style....giving it your all and doing it with flair. You personally made Fruits of the Raid the first of many feathers in our cap! So to everyone who played a role in this, VIVANT!!!!!!!
The feast went great and I have yet to hear ANY complaints (though I am sure there must be some...you can't please everyone of course). The kitchen crew worked like a bunch of seasoned pros and our child wranglers kept the little ones (Olivia specifically) at bay so that the rest of us could tend to the work at hand. my Lady Lenore, you saved our butts at the last minute with the prep for the Iowtes and with the seed cakes and powder douce that only you can make so deliciously.
Asides from that, due to the camaraderie and hard work of Ketelblastr at the event, we caught the eye of Her Excellency Elashava Bas Riva and she had a meeting with Lady Freydis, Lord Jorund and myself about moving Ketelblastr from an "interest group" to an actual forming Group. It turns out that up until now we were labeled as an "interest group" and not an actual Forming Group. Between Shava, Jorund and Freydis, a petition was sent out to Lord David de Bohun (Kingdom Seneschal) and it looks like we are well on our way to being a Forming Group! Better yet, this is a way of catching the eye of Northshield and perhaps being looked upon with favor by our Kingdom. *chuckles* I think we now officially exhist in the eyes of Northshield. Lord David, Lord Jorund, Lady Freydis, Her Excellency Shava and myself are talking things over and I shall happily discuss any details over with you at our next thing.
So VIVANT to you Ketelblastr, for being who you are....honest, cheerful, warm, honorable and memorable. Never change, unless it is for the better of course. Our efforts are coming to fruition, and with the help of our honorable sponsor group of Darkstone I am sure we will move on to bigger and better things in the future.
May Finnish winds fill your sails Ketelblastr:
-Marcial de Salas