[Northkeep] Populace

Robert Fitzmorgan fitzmorgan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 27 07:38:41 PDT 2010

I;m glad it was such a great event. I hated missing it, but had to work.


On Mon, Sep 27, 2010 at 9:24 AM, Jerry Herring <j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net>wrote:

> Chemin Noir...is the little group that could.
> Their Fall of the Dragon event was very small and sparsely attended this
> year
> but still grand none the less. Those who did not attend missed one of the
> most
> beautiful halls that I have seen at a camp site like this as well as great
> displays of skill and prowess, as well as acts of outstanding chivalry and
> honor...not to mention centurions jousting with spears and bucklers
> complete
> with clip clop of coconut shell horses and rapier duels that left Don's wet
> behind the ears. The feast was simply amazing, one of HE Kelandra's best
> and to
> each groaning table came skilled and talented bards to entertain the many
> satisfied revelers. Later all joined Their Excellencies Keigan and Facon as
> they
> showed and the pagentry and noblity of Ansteorra's court with great
> sentiment
> where many good folk were recognized with worthy admonishments. The night
> air
> was a brisk fall evening filled with good company and the laughter of
> friends. I
> being to work down from all the day had to offer did not in my customary
> fashion
> stay up till the wee hours but I hear that the revelry that lasted into the
> night was worthy of any Northern Ansteorran.
> Chemin Noir has such an amazing group of long time players there who hold
> in
> their hearts the very essence of service and honor and by their deeds they
> earn
> respect and glory for their canton. They did no less at this years fair and
> I am
> sorry that so many missed it. However this year the stalwart citizens of
> Chemin
> Noir were joined by a group of enthusiastic and hard working new
> faces...and t
> would be bad form not to recognize the efforts of those new to the Canton.
> There was first and foremost the fair Lady Volislava their Seneschal an
> icon of
> effervescence and enthusiasm, The steady Lorn who like the great oak offers
> strength and protection to all who shelter with him, Ker the mighty who's
> strength knew no limits when it came to bearing many burdens, There was
> Percival
> the very brown who though a quiet soul shown with an inner light that was
> easy
> for all to see, The youthful Egon whose smile spread from ear to ear no
> matter
> how grim the task set before him his enthusiasm like some contagion
> spreading to
> any who shared in his work , and there was Ulliana or Haldora (what ever
> name it
> is she settles on) who though small and fair gracefully inspired her
> companions
> by joining in and sharing any labor and more than once was seen gathering
> wild
> flowers in the meadow, then came Pandallia who moved about the event as
> through
> it were his natural element as good and true a lad as could be found..It
> was
> Panda whom I witnessed not only taking on every task set before him and
> every
> new challenge with a firm set to his jaw and a fire in his eyes at this his
> first event but he also cooked for all those who stayed at the lodge with
> he and
> his friends.
> I can not speak for everyone but is was a great honor to be present at this
> Fall
> of the Dragon and witness the how the little Canton of Chemin Noir has
> grown and
> how those good and noble people with hearts as big as all of Ansteorra have
> finally found some kindred souls who with the true heart of a lion have
> boldly
> stepped into the SCA and now seek their own interpretation of this dream we
> all
> share.
> Well done Chemin Noir, well done. Long may your happy little home stand as
> a
> bastion of hospitality along that lonely black road that stretches north
> from
> the lands of  Ansteorra into the plains of Calontir.
> Most Kindly
> Ian
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do not dare that they are difficult.

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