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  • Winter Festival and Winter Ball; 2/1/19YRA - 2/10/19YRA

    On behalf of Her Ladyship Sinvy and Her Ladyship Amoret's Households, and in my duty as Mistress of Entertainments, we are pleased to announce the Winter Festival beginning on the 1st day of the 2nd moon and running through the 10th day of the 2nd moon. A full schedule can be found below and invitations will be sent out to Households shortly. Please be certain to place all clothing, jewelry and makeup orders in a timely fashion to ensure there is enough time to get your requests filled. Any changes to the times or hosts listed here will be posted as soon as we become aware of them, so please be sure to check back regularly so you don't miss out on any of the fun activities we have planned.

    We look forward to seeing and spending time with you!

    Mistress of Entertainments,


    Thors, 2/1: There will be a feast held in the Outer Bailey Theatre from 6 - 8 LB, and then another in the Inner Bailey Banquet Hall from 8 - 10 LB. We will eat and socialize while crafting crystal ornaments, decorative snowflakes and winter mosaics. Instructions on these activities will be provided at the time the events are held. HOST: Mistress Josie

    Freys, 2/2: We will hold cozy crafting sessions including scarf, mitten and blanket making along with crafting cards. A hot chocolate recipe contest will also take place followed by by a festive painting event. These many activities will occur in the Outer Bailey Bowlers Lounge from 3 LB - 11 LB. HOSTS: Mistresses Josie and Adeline

    Saturns, 2/3: We will hold the SNOWFLAKE SOIREE, a formal ball for Outer Bailey residents in the Outer Bailey Theatre from 7 LB - 10 LB. The chosen colors for this event are shades of blue and white with snowflakes as the overall theme. A gift exchange will occur during the social so attendees are encouraged to bring a gift to participate. Food, drink, music and games will be provided for your entertainment. HOSTS: Mistress Josie

    Suns, 2/4: We will hold a snow day which will include building snow forts in the Outer Bailey Gate Courtyard from 12 LB - 2 LB. Afterwards we will take a break by the bonfire from 3 LB - 4 LB and enjoy warm drinks. From 6 LB - 7 LB a snowball fight will commence in the same location with everyone adjourning to the Refectory at 7 LB to build a snowman toy. The evening will conclude with Yule stories and poems from 8 LB - 10 LB and we encourage anyone wishing to participate in story-telling or recitation to come with your material prepared in advance. HOSTS: Sera Isaria

    Moons, 2/5: We will engage in cookie creations and gingerbread house crafting in the Outer Bailey Refectory from 11 EB - 1 LB, and then again in the Inner Bailey Banquet Hall from 2 LB - 4 LB,. A Saucy Santa event will occur in the Outer Bailey Refectory from 7 LB - 9 LB in which denizens are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Yule-inspired outfit. We will sing Ho-Ho-Horrible carols (try to write one in advance!) and have fun with Naughty and Nice limericks. This night will conclude with cocktails and cigars in the Inner Bailey Banquet Hall from 10 LB - 12 EB, or until interest wanes. HOSTS: Mistresses Josie and Merrynn

    Tuis, 2/6: This day will be centered around games with charades starting it off from 11 EB - 12 LB on the Middle Bridge. A Scavenger Hunt will follow in the Outer Bailey Theatre from 2 LB - 4 LB, and then another separately in the Inner Bailey Ballroom from 5 LB - 7 LB. Games of Penny Pot and/or Penny Poker will be run in the Outer Bailey Refectory from 7 LB - 8 LB, with the night concluding in poetry games from 8 LB - 9 LB on the Middle Bridge. HOSTS: Mistresses Euphelia and Merrynn

    Wodens, 2/7: We will enjoy ice skating and a bonfire along with honey mallow crafting and marshmallow roasting in the Outer Bailey Courtyard from 11 EB - 2 LB, and then again at the Inner Bailey Ice Pond from 7 LB - 10 LB. Music and refreshments will be provided. HOSTS: Sera Isaria and Mistress Euphelia

    Thors, 2/8, Denizens are invited to enjoy a casual brunch and gift exchange in the Inner Bailey Banquet Hall from 12 LB - 2 LB. We encourage all attendees to come prepared with a gift to participate and swap. Later in the evening there will be dinner and a Yule story in the same location from 6 LB - 8 LB for those who wish to socialize and relax prior to sleep. Mistresses Josie and Adeline

    Freys, 2/9: A Candlelight Vigil will be held in the Inner Bailey Cathedral from 7 LB - 8 LB, and then in the Outer Bailey Shrine from 9 LB - 10 LB. All attendees will be given a candle to light in memory of someone who has departed or in observance of the year past. Positive thoughts and prayers for the Castle and each other will be encouraged at this time as we stand together in unity. HOSTS: Mistresses Euphelia and Josie

    Saturns 2/10: Festivities will come to an end with the Black-Ice Winter Ball being held in the Avalon Ballroom from 6 LB - 9 LB (location may change). This is a formal event with a black and white Masquerade theme open to Inner Bailey residents. No costumes will be permitted -- only decorative masks -- with attendees being encouraged to dress in their finest wear. One of a kind foods and drinks will be provided along with music, poetry recitation, a few small games, and delightful company. As Her Majesty and His Excellency are expected to be in attendance all containers and weapons must be left in rooms unless otherwise permitted through job or station. HOSTS: Mistresses Josie and Adeline
    Last edited by Josie_Brennan; 02-07-2018, 03:35 PM.
    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

  • #2
    As many have been approaching me inquiring about inviting guests from the Outer Bailey to the Winter Ball I am going to respond here and also in personal missives to make certain everyone is on the same page.

    Winter Ball is one of the biggest events in the Castle and is held for the pleasure of the COURT. Household servants ranked below Courtier are invited to attend in service to their lieges, and this should be considered a great honor. Those of commoner rank who are not attached to Households may be selected to perform before the Court and provide entertainment, in which case they would be able to attend also, but outside of these specific situations no exceptions to the attendance of commoners will be made.

    Please remember that the SNOWFLAKE SOIREE has been arranged for the enjoyment of the Outer Bailey and its residents and that the majority of the events scheduled during Winter Festival are open to everyone, save the Winter Ball itself.

    I hope this clears up any lingering confusion on the topic, but if there are further questions individuals may feel free to write to me.

    Mistress of Entertainments,
    You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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    • #3
      To kick off Winter Festival, there will be a feast held in the Outer Bailey Theatre tonight from 6 - 8 LB, and then another in the Inner Bailey Banquet Hall from 8:15 - 10 LB. We will eat and socialize before learning a few Courtly dances in preparation for the Soiree and Winter Ball. Instructions on these activities will be provided at the time the events are held.
      Last edited by Josie_Brennan; 02-01-2018, 01:48 PM.
      You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
      No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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      • #4
        We will be holding cozy crafting sessions, a hot chocolate recipe contest, and a festive painting event this evening from .3 - 9 LB In the Bowler's Lounge (or until interest wanes).

        HOSTS: Mistresses Josie and Adeline
        You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
        No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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        • #5
          Tomorrow afternoon from 2 to 4 late bells, cozy crafting will continue on the upper floor level of the Royal Library for Inner Bailey residents or those with access to the Inner Bailey who were unable to attend and participate today.

          Afterwards, from 7 late bells to 10 late bells everyone is invited to join us in the Outer Bailey Theatre for the Snowflake Soiree, a formal affair geared toward Honored Guests and below which will include a gift exchange, food, drinks, dancing and additional games for your enjoyment. Please do not forget to bring a small gift in a package so that you can participate in the game of giving!
          You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
          No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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          • #6
            The Snowflake Soiree starts soon!
            You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
            No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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            • #7
              Tomorrow is snow day which will include building snow forts in the Outer Bailey Gate Courtyard from 12 LB - 2 LB. Afterwards we will take a break by the bonfire from 3 LB - 4 LB and enjoy warm drinks. From 6 LB - 7 LB a snowball fight will commence in the same location with everyone adjourning to the Refectory at 7 LB to build a snowman toy. The evening will conclude with Yule stories and poems from 8 LB - 10 LB, hosted by Mistress Isaria. We encourage anyone wishing to participate in story-telling or recitation to come with your material prepared in advance.
              You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
              No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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              • #8
                As interest waned at the other events, the next one will be from 6 LB - 7 LB a when a snowball fight will commence in the Gate Courtyard with everyone adjourning to the Refectory at 7 LB to build a snowman toy. The evening will conclude with Yule stories and poems from 8 LB - 10 LB, hosted by Mistress Isaria. We encourage anyone wishing to participate in story-telling or recitation to come with your material prepared in advance.
                You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                • #9
                  Today (Moons), we will engage in cookie creations and gingerbread house crafting in the Outer Bailey Refectory from 11 EB - 1 LB (or until interest wanes), and then again in the Inner Bailey Banquet Hall from 2 LB - 4 LB (or until interest wanes),. A Saucy Santa event will occur in the Outer Bailey Refectory from 7 LB - 9 LB in which denizens are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Yule-inspired outfit. We will sing Ho-Ho-Horrible carols (try to write one in advance!) and have fun with Naughty and Nice limericks during this time. The night will conclude with cocktails and cigars in the Inner Bailey Banquet Hall from 10 LB - 12 EB, or until interest wanes.
                  You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                  No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                  • #10
                    Cookie crafting in the Inner begins at the top of the bell!

                    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
                    Apprentice Jeweler
                    Royal Purse Bearer
                    Royal Librarian
                    Honored Guest
                    Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

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                    • #11
                      Due to lack of interest in the Saucy Santa event, festivities will continue from 10 LB to 12 EB in the Inner Bailey Banquet Hall with cocktails and cigars. Members of the Court are encouraged to attend and enjoy the reminder of the night socializing.
                      You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                      No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                      • #12
                        This day will be centered around games with charades starting it off from 12 LB - 1 LB on the Middle Bridge. A Scavenger Hunt will follow in the Outer Bailey Theatre from 2 LB - 4 LB, and then another separately in the Inner Bailey Ballroom from 5 LB - 7 LB. Games of Penny Pot will be run in the Outer Bailey Refectory from 7 LB - 8 LB, with the night concluding in poetry games from 8 LB - 9 LB on the Middle Bridge
                        You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                        No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                        • #13
                          A Scavenger Hunt will start in the Outer Bailey Theatre at 2 1/2 late bells and run until 4 late bells. Prizes will be awarded to the first three individuals who successfully complete their list and have the items verified by me. I look forward to seeing you there!

                          (OOC: Bumped it a half a bell back.)
                          You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                          No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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                          • #14
                            The Inner scavenger hunt begins at five late and will run until we have a winner.

                            ~*~*~*~*~*~*~
                            Apprentice Jeweler
                            Royal Purse Bearer
                            Royal Librarian
                            Honored Guest
                            Assistant Dean of the Royal Collegium

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                            • #15
                              Penny Pot will be held in the Refectory from 7 to 8 late bells. Come and enjoy a game of chance with your fellow denizens!

                              A limited amount of coin will be provided to each participant. If you want to continue playing when you run out of said coin, you will have to use your own.
                              You need power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise love is enough to get everything done. ~~Charlie Chaplin~~
                              No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~~Proverb~~

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