I really do enjoy this event. It has a bit of everything that makes a great event – especially in the winter months. There was fencing – which I always find enjoyable to watch. So many folks taking up the blade to go out and have fun stabbing each other.
There was a vigil for a new member for the Order of the Pelican – so of course I had to be there! Elyse is so well deserving of being made a member that it makes my heart glad. She is a fellow Chatelaine, and has done a great deal for the kingdom – and chatelaines – with her work and handouts, website, etc. Getting to talk to her was wonderful, and I hope that my ‘advice’ (such as it was), helped her be more comfortable. Her ceremony was lovely, and I teared up at some of the words said. I don’t often get emotional, but wow – it was marvelous.
There was, of course, the Sin Den — cause really – what would an event called Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins be without one!? It was lovely and decadent (chocolate fountain for the win!) with just the right level of ‘naughty’ and irreverent.
I got to talk to a number of people who I get to speak to very seldom as we are usually running in different directions. One of those involved a great discussion with a Knight – who had most excellent libations (Bea, I really need to get that info on the Scotch from you.)
I met more people who I knew of – but had not actually met. Huzzah for enlarging my circle of people to include more good folks!
The only downside to the event — that I left with the plague. I’ve been fighting the ickies since the event. Must remember to do more to boost my immune system before winter events.