Held where? Däwyd Suomalainen von Markheim and Raoul the Urbane were the autocrats. The Master of Sciences offered a prize for the best biography of one’s own Society persona, and judged a Best Research Paper contest. There were prizes given for best artistic sword and knife scabbards, best singer present, and best player of a period musical instrument. Prince Morven and Princess Bevin attended, and held court. Prince Morven gave Awards of Arms to Leo de Coronado, Rowena de Segovia, Pietro Antuono delle due Napoliti, and Vanessa de Lin. Raoul the Urbane announced that he had written the piece played during the Grand March, and played a serenade on his flute in honor of Princess Bevin. The company were then entertained by Raoul the Urbane, Uta von der Beodin and Roderick the Red with a recorder trio, Phalaea an Eirdalyn sang two songs accompanied by Raoul, Princess Bevin played and sang a song, and Raoul and Baroness Alison played three recorder duets.
After the entertainment all then adjourned for refreshments. Baroness Alison presented Prince Morven with a large platter of her special brownies, challenging Lady Gabrielle NicChlurain’s appointment as Purveyor of Brownies to the Prince. Lady Fiona Gregorovna (Natalya de Foix) gave His Highness a cake with a chocolate rum frosting and Lady Vanessa presented him with a large box with three types of cookies. Baron Waldt von Markheim persuaded His Highness to share the goodies and all partook of them. Everyone helped move the couches against the wall and Lady Fiona Gregorovna (Natalya de Foix) taught the pavanne. Everyone joined in and danced until they had mastered it. The rest of the evening was taken up with a bardic circle.
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