[Ravensfort] Blue Moon Wrap Up...
byzytym at charter.net
Mon Jul 2 20:32:46 PDT 2007
I forgot to thank Baron Brian for making me do a medieval word search to
find what a gongfermer is. You are sly. Thanks ! ... I think.
Research, research, research !!!!
"what shall it profit a man,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul ?"
----- Original Message -----
From: "HOFFPAUIR, DAVID R" <ENV_DRH at shsu.edu>
To: <ravensfort at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2007 3:58 PM
Subject: [Ravensfort] Blue Moon Wrap Up...
> The Lord of the Manor would have me announce:
> "His hangover is improving..."
> He also hath declared Blue Moon a success and has granted me privilege
> to recount his words that you too might know his great joy and share in
> his pride with fervorant pounding chest:
> "Faces! Faces! Oh the happy parade of faces! Some from near! Some
> from far! Some old, unexpected, resurfaced from the depths of time,
> some new, unknown, but all in joyous commune! A symphony of spirit
> known by all. Such rapturous harmony with nary a snarl or down turned
> lip! Nay, not even one word of gossip or malcontent! How can it be!
> Happy people! Oh, I weep! My heart swollen! Such joy cannot be
> forced! Such mirth, cannot be contained! Evil, let them say that evil
> hath never trodden here! It cannot be so! Is it the water? Is it the
> air? Is it the earth spirit rising to occasion our whim? And doth not
> such foretell our greatest hour! Raven's Fort! Their Sable Winged
> Excellencies, in their fathomless wisdom, are a champion to their
> subjects! Exalt their name! Sing, Jehovah! So wise, to choose fortune
> over despairing notions! So wise to despoil the naysay! ...and sneaky.
> Damn sneaky! For is it not sagely, in encouraging the smaller gatherings
> of souls, that the big gatherings become easy? Defender of the Fort is
> coming, as so well they know! Could this have been but the prelude of
> their greater plan? Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky. We'll forgive them though,
> manipulating the soul to good cheer is a forgivable offense... Is it
> "It too is a credit to hidden strengths that from nothing could be
> mustered such success! Aye, with less than two weeks notice and a
> smatter of word fame! It is as if the Oracle had seen it in the heavens
> and the stars had aligned just for our humble gathering! Such may be
> well that we did not plan too far in advance! The bounds would have
> been bursting, spilling forth with humanity had we tempted more! What
> was it? Fifty souls? A legion? I, my memory lost to the ever changing
> wave of friends, cannot recall. I was forced to quit counting at three,
> because there were so 'many.' As if heaven itself had sent down her
> host! Vivat! Vivat! Oh, I weep... Vivat!"
> "Ah, forgive, forgive the passionate rant..."
> *Deep breath*
> Ok, so aside from all that memorable elucidation, everything went well
> at Blue Moon. The L of the M, ever vigilant, has received reports of
> Troll spoor upon the perimeter, but the blessings of the Goddess
> prevailed. The fences held. Naught is ill. All is good. No one fell
> off the battlements. No one found cause to fight. No one died!
> Although, we did have a few tense moments when one of the ladies threw
> the barn moggy in on top of the Gongfermer... GADS! Where DO little
> boys learn such language!
> And, although the Blue Moon Queen was never seen, it does appear that he
> and the Saracens had something of a romp in lavender about the dungeon
> The souls of the damned are requited, Ames Dunham has returned to the
> mists, and all is good in Raven's Fort...
> Oh, and Happy Canada Day.
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