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  • Chronicle of Happenings (18.10.22-18.10.28)

    For the period starting the twenty-second day of the Tenth Moon, and ending the twenty-eighth day of the Tenth Moon, Eighteenth Year of the Recent Awakenings;

    In accordance to the will of the Lord Chamberlain, and in upholding the duties charged to the Office of the Chronicler, we hereby submit
    an accounting of this week's happenings.


    HAPPENINGS OF THE INNER BAILEY

    Music and Mayhem - 10.22
    The evening of music in the Avalonian Glade, hosted by mistresses Adeline, Ezraella and Theresa on behalf of the nobles they serve, was well-attended by the Winter Court. The glade's pavilion glittered with gems and shone with fine fabrics as everyone wore their best. A suggestion that Her Majesty, Queen Vivienne, would attend appeared as it would not come true, but the event went on as planned.

    Though Her Majesty had not arrived, Princess Maeve, the Unseelie princess, did attend, and took much enjoyment of the music, song and treats, as well as the chance to keep company with the Winter Court. But as Doctor Dolph finished playing his recorder, Her Majesty entered with Her retinue, and the two Royals met for the first time.

    Any anxiety over the meeting of Queen Vivienne and Princess Maeve was quickly put aside in terror as the nightstalker, a wolf-life creature of shadow, appeared in the glade and attacked, all but gutting ser Pete and the Princess before Her Majesty, awash in golden Seelie magic, smote it and drove it away.

    While the Princess fled, injured, the Queen used Her magic to heal the short but brave ser Pete, praising him for his bravery.

    For a more detailed accounting of this event, the Office of the Chronicler recommends the reading of three chronicles: Music, Merriment, and Surprises; The Queen's smiting of the Nightstalker; the Queen's tale of the Wild Hunt.

    Queen a vision at Open Court - 10.28
    Members of the Winter Court attended the Inner Bailey's Throne Room to bask in the attentions of their betters and fellows during the afternoon of Saturn's day the twenty-eighth day of the Tenth Moon. The court, which is much less formal than the Royal Court at which intrinsic promotions are announced, did see some important information and promotions take place.

    Master Emerick, Chronicler of the Court, sought the Queen's permission to step down from the Office to pursue his dreams in the Royal Collegium. The Queen granted his request, thanking him for his service and noting that she was pleased the Office still flourished.

    "We are eager to see the office flourishing again, history is so important," Her Majesty stated. "Stories should not be forgotten, but recorded and passed down from generation to generation."

    Mistress Jerisa was reconfirmed as Royal Speaker, Mistress Josie was given leave to begin planning the Winter Ball, and thanks were given by many for Her Majesty's kind regard.

    Of great interest was the duel betwixt Lord Vestio and Duke Lucus, the terms of which were revealed by the Lord Chamberlain and are contained within the longer chronicle of the Court. The Court expressed bafflement of the term of first blood, questioning the severity of the term versus the insult tendered, but in the end the Queen sanctioned the duel.


    HAPPENINGS OF THE OUTER BAILEY


    Squire, former Yeoman engage in friendly duel - 10.25
    People crowded the Practice Hall in the afternoon of the twenty-fifth day to watch Squire Josie and ser Brohm engage in a duel a plaisance, or a friendly duel. Duels a plaisance do not require insult to prompt a challenge, nor do they follow the rules set down for sanctioned duels, but instead are designed to honour the Code Duello and the swordsmanship of both participants. In this case, Squire Josie and ser Brohm also hoped to draw attention to the Society of Duelists, an Outer Bailey martial organization dedicated to the practice of the Code Duello.

    Master Aratan, himself a former Duelist, martialed the duel, which did not require seconds. In attendance also were Dame Galatea, Squire Josie's knight; Sir Darvius, also a former Duelist, Lieutenant Natasha, mistresses Merryn and Theresa, seras Caillean, Taite and Vasilisa, and ser Trisan.

    Ser Brohm used a steel longsword, which he acquired from Master Ali-Jahib many years ago, while the Squire used a schiavona gifted to her by her liege knight, Dame Galatea.

    "I had the advantage of reach and weight, since my opponent had her off-hand empty," ser Brohm recalled. "But (Squire) Josie had speed in her favor, which she put to good use after our first exchange. We had some hasty parries and ripostes, but she pierced through my guard and struck my left shoulder."

    After another wound by the speedy squire, the former member of the Royal Guard submitted, and the Squire was named victor. Ser Brohm retired the floor to be tended by the healers present.

    Magical Mischief in the Salon - 10.25
    Master of pranks and general magical silliness, the fairy Prelinah, fluttered out of hiding to cause quite an upset on Frey's afternoon.

    Whilst gathered for sera Vasilisa's hairstyling bell in the outer Salon, Prelinah made herself known, and magically made all of the folks gathered to have their hair styled lose their luscious locks instead.

    Those who had their hair taken were given the task to get the fairy what she likes, shiny jewelry, with the hope that the prettier the items were, the more likely their hair would be to return.

    So far people have been coming to the aid of others, gifting jewelry and trinkets in the hopes that MIstress Merrynn, sera Lorelei, and ser Meoris will once again regain their hair.

    Troublemaker reawakens - 10.27
    The recent surge of re-awakenings has been heralded with much joy, but even as those law-abiding members of society have stirred from their slumber, so have less desirous elements.

    The man known as Azikiwe was well known for a long record of rabble-rousing in the Outer Bailey, causing more than one fight that earned him time in the stocks or in a dungeon cell. Now, after a long rest, he too has stirred from sleep and taken up his former ways.

    Azikiwe has already put himself directly in the eye of the law, once during an incident in the Outer Bailey Refectory that resulted in a charge of disorderly conduct, and another incident in the Outer Bailey Courtyard late in the week.

    "I would say (interact) cautiously," warned Lieutenant Gunn of the Royal Army. "He is erratic and unpredictable."


    This chronicle will be subject to changes and corrections, as we humbly ask that the readers indicate to us through their discretion any falsehood we 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;

    Chronicler of the Court, sera Euphelia
    Aspirant Chroniclers, seras Meryl
    Last edited by Euphelia; 10-29-2017, 07:54 AM.
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