[Northkeep] Greetings from An Tir!

Dale and Kate Collins OCoileain2 at msn.com
Thu May 29 18:26:38 PDT 2008

Unto the Baron and Baroness of Northkeep, and Their populace, do I send greetings.

Please give me leave to introduce myself.  Within the Society, I am known as Kate the Candlemaker, merchant of candles.  While I currently reside in the Kingdom of An Tir, my Lord and Husband may be taking a new Liege (employer) that would require us to relocate to your fair lands.

I have joined this list with the idea in mind that I would like to get to know people prior to the move if it takes place.  Well, that and I'd like to get some aid about where to look for houses, where to avoid, good schools, etc.

Mundanely, we are a family of 4 with 2 daughters (ages 6 and pushing 10).  My primary employment is that of taking care of the home and family, with the occasional extra spending money coming in from merchanting.  Both of our daughters enjoy coming to events.  My oldest won a youth A&S competition at an event in January and is quite proud of her scroll.

While I am primarily known as a merchant, I am also apprenticed to 2 Laurels at this time.  My focus in research has been the Waxchandlers Guild from London.  I have been extremely blessed in my research!  Not only were a vast number of documents rescued from the fire of 1666, I have found a copatriot in London who has been making occasional forays into the Guild Hall and sending me digital photographs of some of the documents.  To date, I have 60 pages of photographs!  And I love to share them.

I hope to find new friends in Northkeep, whether we move or stay.

In Service,

Kate the Candlemaker
mka Kate Collins
Cinphire Custom Candles
Apprentice to Viscountess Regina Romsey and Mistress Arlys o Gordon

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