Lady Loyal, My father and I disagree, and I’m writing to you to ask your help in resolving matters. It is important, in our position, for me to be seen as a lady of fashion and discernment. As such, I try to wear the latest styles to set a noble example for the lesser ladies … Continue reading Fashion Faux-Pas?
Barony of Madrone Curia Minutes for August 8, 2016 ________________________________________ Call to Order: 8:33 pm Budget sheets handed out. Storage Unit is overspent. Fundraising is below where it should be; $600 in the hole Equestrian Guild is $55 in the hole Budget is okay so far; donations for Kapka are not bad (drop off in … Continue reading Financial Committee Minutes 2016-08
Barony of Madrone Curia Minutes for August 8, 2016 ________________________________________ Call to Order: 7:08pm B&B Welcome (Baron Stefan of Pembroke/Baroness Emmelina de Coventry) Madrone was recognized at July Coronation: • Forget-me-nots for Lady Luaithrend, Lady Sarra the Brave, and Lady Freydis • Wyewood Champions: o A&S Champion: Adrianna the Fierce o Thrown Weapons Champion: Klaufi … Continue reading Curia Minutes 2016-08
Sir Phillip the Traitorous, Like many of my fellow warriors, I enjoy a good battle. There’s nothing more satisfying on a glorious summer morning than the clash of opposing forces on the warfield. There’s just one fly in the ointment. Combat archers. I understand that they’re historically accurate and relevant. I realize that the longbowmen … Continue reading Arrows flying
Dear Traitorously Phillip and Loyally Luaithrend, I find myself in a bit of a conundrum. I would like both of your advice in the matter. The King’s court has called a function rapidly approaching and I find myself wondering how best to accessorize for the festival. This event is known to be attended by several … Continue reading Axed out
Dearest Loyally Luaithrend, Our children grow up far too quickly, and then they’re gone, off to Crusade or court. My eldest son wants to start wearing a codpiece. I think they’re a dangerous French trend, and he’s far too young for peacock display anyway. He thinks I’m acting the dotard. When should I permit him … Continue reading Counting Codpieces
Dear Loyally Luaithrend, We have made every effort to raise our sons properly, that they might pursue the knightly virtues and uphold our proud family name. Now my second son, who has been intended for the Church, is consorting with Spaniards! He’s been attending balls, carousing in the marketplace, and speaking to scandalous women. I … Continue reading A Spanish Problem
Milady Luaithrend the Loyal, I humbly write to you today to ask your kind assistance with one of my ladies-in-waiting. She is a lovely woman, cheerful and helpful, and a boon companion. Still, she dresses quite scandalously. Just this morning she went to market without a veil! I also heard a mean spirited rumor that … Continue reading Disappointed Damsel
Dear Traitorously Phillip,
A charming charlatan of a merchant has convinced many people in my town that a most ludicrous chapeau is an absolute necessity this season. He calls it the two-prick hat, or some such ridiculousness. My lady wife is utterly enamored of the things, going so far as to purchase not one, not two, but three of these atrocious accessories! She insists they were a bargain, but I think this merchant is fleecing her. How may I best convince this seditious shopkeeper that he has made a powerful enemy, and should perhaps relocate his operation elsewhere?
Hood and Dagger
Dear Loyally Luaithrend,
The good gentleman who fights for me has lost the favor I’ve given him. Twice. Is it appropriate to send him off to fight without one?