[Ansteorra] [MR] gifts for wandering bards?

Amerie Helton ameriehelton at bellsouth.net
Tue Jun 28 19:00:29 PDT 2011

Those bangle bracelets you can get at Fire Mountain Gems, applause,  
favors, snacks, applause, non-alcoholic drinks, applause, pouches  
(everyone can always use another pouch), and did I mention applause?

Yours in song and story,
Mistress Dervila ni Leanon
Royal Bard of Atlantia

On Jun 25, 2011, at 2:46 AM, Stefan li Rous wrote:

> So what are some good gift ideas for visiting bards?
> Thanks,
>   Stefan
> Originally from the EK mail list:
> <<< So, what would make a good presentation to give to
> an arbitrary bard, minstrel, trouvere, or other performer
> who stopped by or was kidnapped into your encampment
> and gave a halfway acceptable performance?
> Dinner would seem to be authentic, but that's
> time consuming, hard on your kitchen staff, and
> many people aren't willing to trust your food, anyway.
> Beer is acceptable, I suppose, but if everyone gives
> a wanderer a beer, he's not likely to wander very far.
> (which, admittedly, might be an idea....)
> I know that glass rings or other jewelry or tokens
> get used by some people.
> We've offered a choice of cookies or a song in return,
> before.
> If you were a wandering performer, what would inspire
> YOU to come back the next year (or day, whatever) or
> send your friends?
> --Goedjn >>>
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> THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
>    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
> StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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