[Northkeep] A little Northkeep History...

Jeff Gurnee geoffrey.gournay at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 16:00:06 PDT 2012

Happy Anniversary, Darling

I'm sorry I'm so far away from you on this day. I love you more and more
as each day passes, as we face daily challenges together. 

We are on the way to supper after work, and I'm planning on having burnt cow! You have some too!!!

All my Love

Your Centurion

On Sep 10, 2012, at 5:46 PM, Adalia <adalia.nyx at gmail.com> wrote:

> I believe the following events occurred at the 2009 Fall Queen's Champion
> Tournament hosted by our fair Barony...but I could be wrong.  The exact
> event matters not to the story.  It is only important to know that Owen and
> Genevria were on the throne, and feast was held inside the hall at Will
> Rogers'.  Head table had been setup at one end of the long hall and people
> at the other end of the hall were curious as to what business was being
> done at head table.  As the feast herald, I took it upon myself to be
> 'relay herald' and attempt to keep the lower end of the hall informed of
> the goings on at head table.  It was while I was being the relay herald
> that His Excellency Ian got my attention with the words "She's even a relay
> herald...that's why she makes the big bucks".  I approached him and in jest
> chided (with my hand outstretched) "Wait, you mean I get paid for this?".
> We had a good laugh and he answered, "I'm no longer in charge of the
> Baronial coffers.  You'll have to take that up with Facon."  We laughed
> some more and I thought the joke was over and went back to the duties of
> herald.  Our good friend Lord Gassion beckoned me over to him and asked me
> which man in the hall was mine.  I called (then Lord, now Honorable Lord)
> Geoffrey over and Gassion said to him "May I?" and directed his attention
> back to me.  Neither Geoffrey nor I knew what he had in mind, but trusting
> our friend, Geoffrey said, "Sure."  Gassion then took my hand and kissed it
> gently, smiled and said "My Lady, you are now the highest paid herald in
> the hall."  We smiled and laughed some more, then Geoffrey decided he
> needed to make sure I was, indeed, the highest paid herald in the hall, so
> he took a knee and then also kissed the back of my hand.
> Now the visual here is a noisy hall, with a gentleman on one knee holding
> the hand of the woman he loves...the tables around us were instantly
> silenced in anticipation...His Excellency Ian then tried to assuage their
> suffering by announcing loudly "It's just a kiss.  It's just a kiss."
> Geoffrey looked up at me and whispered "You know, I ought to."  I
> answered, "Go ahead, I dare you."
> He took a deep breath and said loudly enough for most to hear, "Adalia
> VonDerBerg, will you marry me?"  Of course, we all know I said yes...
> One year ago, Geoffrey and I traded rings and vows and he made me the
> happiest, luckiest woman I know.
> Happy Anniversary, My Love!!
> -- 
> HL Adalia VonderBerg
> Logic will take you from A to B.
> Imagination will take you anywhere.
> --Albert Einstein
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