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    Recommended Reading Order - Music, Merriment and Surprises; The Queen's Smiting of the Nightstalker; The Queen's Tale of the Wild Hunt



    Twenty-second day, Tenth Moon,
    Eighteenth Year of the Recent Awakenings,


    In accordance to the will of the Lord Chamberlain, and in upholding the duties charged to me as an Senior Chronicler, I hereby submit an account of
    Music, Merriment and Surprises.

    An evening of delightful music turned into an evening of surprises, as both Her Royal Majesty, Queen Vivienne, and the Unseelie princess, Princess Maeve, attended and met for the first time.

    The gathering on Sun's day, the twenty-second day of the Tenth Moon, was an evening glittering gems and fine fabrics as many of the Winter Court adjourned to the pavilion in the Avalonian Glade for an evening of musical merriment, though the evening's entertainment paled in comparison to the first-ever meeting of Her Majesty, Queen Vivienne, and the unseelie Princess Maeve, and the unexpected bloodbath to follow.

    Though event-goers had been advised that Her Majesty may attend the evening, the music and entertainment progressed with no sign of Royal Presence.

    While the unseelie princess, Princess Maeve, arrived early in the evening and was taking delight in the treats, the Princess had said she just wished to attend and asked everyone to relax in her presence -- and so, people did.

    The event was sponsored by Her Majesty, Lady Amoret and Lord Mirshan and hosted by said worthies' households. The Royal Guard was onhand to ensure there was no trouble, as with the potential of a Royal visit, the Court had come unarmed. The exception was ser Pete, who had not realized the potential, and who, after converse with Lieutenant Adahn of the Royal Army, remained with his blade at his side.

    While Royal Pages served the Court delicious treats and drinks from the Royal Cook's imagination, sera Calamity performed on her viol an original composition, inspired by the dragon journal pages most recently found about the Keep.

    Not only did the sera play the tune on her viol, she sung the lyrics in a low yet expressive voice that carried easily to the twenty or so individuals present.
    A deep presence is rising,
    From the heart of the mountain;
    Words of the past,
    We can feel in our hearts.

    They met the dragon,
    In a cave by the mountain;
    Now they bring evidence,
    The beast is yet alive.

    The call of instinct,
    The flight of the powerful;
    It hungers to exist,
    And that keeps it alive.


    This ageless Army,
    Will strike on the morrow;
    And then a star will arise
    To light up the sky.


    The Commander grows impatient,
    Cannot stand the wait;
    And she starts to dig within,
    This tunnel to self.

    In this region of her,
    A great dragon is lying;
    On the wealth of a mighty world,
    Her own world inside.

    Yes, we see. They saw monsters,
    And she .. she will lead us to conquer
    Those dragons that fly.

    We'll harness our power inside.
    Knowing that hope cannot die.
    Sera Calamity's inspiring performance was followed by Doctor Dolph on the recorder, any further performances were halted by the arrival of the Queen, attended by many of Her Household. There was a hushed moment of speculative silence as the Queen and Princess came face-to-face for the first time, and the meeting appeared to be pleasant, as the Princess gushed about being so happy to finally meet Her Majesty.

    However, before any greeting could go further, the evening descended into horror and bloodshed, which can be read about elsewhere.

    I humbly ask that the readers indicate to me through their discretion any falsehood 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 Lord Chamberlain, the Chronicler's Office, and the Denizenry of our Gracious Queen's Realm;

    sera Euphelia Noronos
    Senior Chronicler
    Last edited by Euphelia; 10-24-2017, 04:00 PM. Reason: Corrected a line in sera Calamity's song.
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