I recently attended Shoot in the Wildwood up in Delftwood. This is a yearly event for me, and I try never to miss it. One of the things I really like about this event is that I am often able to bring new people to it as their first event, and this year was no different.
My friends arrived just in time for morning court where Master Fergus was being sent off to vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican. I must say, it never gets old standing up with the rest of the Order to welcome someone new to the order. I still have moments of looking around and wondering what on earth I am doing here with all these Important People.
They were shortly introduced to a friend of mine, Baron Cormacc who took them around to play with a siege weapon and then up to the Throwing range. We met up for a bit and had some food, and then they had to take off to go home.
I stayed and spoke to a lot of people that I do not get to see nearly often enough, and spoke to one young lady about the possibility of becoming my Page at a later date — after much contemplation on her part, and approval of her parents.
I got to see many awards given to well deserving people, and of course, the elevation of my friend to the Order of the Pelican. It was utterly Epic.
There was hilarity everywhere – from a retaliatory Rick Roll, to a large number of song lyrics being quoted. Bon Jovi, Journey… Her Majesty and the Jewel Herald got involved as well. It was funny and emotional – and suited the inductee well.
It was a long drive home, and I was admittedly tired about halfway back, but powered through.