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  • The Sparkle Ball

    Twenty-Ninth Day of the Seventh Moon,
    Eighteenth Year of Recent Awakenings

    In accordance with the will of Her Majesty, and in upholding the duties charged to me as a Senior Chronicler, I hereby submit an account of the
    Sparkle Ball.

    The Inner Bailey ballroom was a sparkling sight, as members and friends of the Winter Court gathered to celebrate the sparkly ornaments that help decorate and accentuate the Winter Realm's beauty.

    Hosted by the Jewelers -- Mistresses Lilly and Adeline and sera Kierra in attendance -- the Sparkle Ball was held in the Inner Bailey Ballroom on Saturn's day, the twenty-ninth day of the Eighth Moon, starting at nine late bells.

    "The Sparkle Ball is all about that which sparkles and provides an opportunity for the Jewelers to show off their work and the designs and creativity of the denizens in the castle," Mistress Lilly explained.

    Designs for Her Majesty's guests, from the most common of rank to that of the most noble, were glittering and on display for all to see, as music, wine, and appetizers kept the guests busy. A black-silver and smokestone jewelry ensemble, for both men and women of honoured guest rank, was exhibited; for Her Majesty's courtiers, a sterling-silver and amethyst set and ebony and peacock-topaz set sparkled under the ballroom lights.

    Diamonds and platinum adorned some of the ebony busts, displaying jewelry arrangements suitable for the realm's Knights Errant; for those come to the rank through ordainment, dark-platinum and snowstone jewelry sets were arrayed. Pale-gold and diamond creations, suitable for the realm's nobles, drew and held almost all eyes many times during the evening. Crafted of pale-gold and diamonds, the designs and craftsmanship showcased the elite talents within the Jewelers.

    A pale-gold tiara was the showpiece of the nobles' sets, adorned with diamond clusters and gemstones. In the weeks leading up to the ball, a contest was held by the Jewelers, inviting all of Her Majesty's guests to submit jewelry designs. The five-strand necklace in the honoured guest set, made of black-silver and amethyst, was designed by sera Elora, one of the winners of the contest.

    According to Mistress Lilly, the lead jeweler, the Jewelers had received many "unique and pretty designs." Sera Elora's design was chosen won because of its "scattered beads and gems," "practicality for the wearer, and how delicate and dainty it was."

    The five-strand necklace was the only design released at the ball, but according to Mistress Lilly, the Jewelers "might release some of the other designs at a later point in time."

    Sera Elora won her design, a pale-pewter and tanzanite creation. But for her, she said that the best part of winning the contest was that "Her Majesty may wear the necklace to the (Winter) Ball."

    A raffle was held by the Jewelers, awarding a prize to both men and women in each social strata. Lord Mirshan won the the Noble prize, Dame Galatea and Sir Howe the knightly prizes, Mistress Blodwen and ser Leodegrance the Courtier prizes, and Mistress Josie and ser Quinlan the honoured guest prizes.

    Before the evening came to its close, the ball had brought in many of the Court's elite, including Lord Mirshan, Dame Galatea, Sir Howe, mistresses Blodwen, Euphelia, Heulyn, Josie and Theresa, seras Natasha and Kierra, sers Leodegrance and Quinlan.

    This chronicle will be subject to changes and corrections, as I humbly ask that the readers indicate to me through their discretion any falsehoods I may have mistakenly communicated. It is by means of the conservation of the Past that we continue to serve Her Majesty and give substance to those that follow.

    In service to Her Majesty Queen Vivienne, the Office of the Chronicler, and the Denizenry of our Gracious Queen's Realm,
    Euphelia Noronos
    Senior Chronicler
    Last edited by Euphelia; 08-11-2017, 10:15 AM.