Some More Thoughts Prior to the Medieval Festival
Except, of course, the newly-crowned King and Queen, Gregor von Heisler and Kiena Stewart. For eons now, I've been grumpy because the new Eastern King and Queen never show up to the Medieval Festival (except for the year Konrad and Brenwen did show up, if only to learn more of me); everyone else in the Line of the East's Kings and Queens has been a total no-show! Drat!
There are, and yes, I'm gonna boast here, three (sometimes four) members of Ye Cast o' Characters that are missing from the proceedings: Their Majesties, King Tiberias and Queen Sybella of Jerusalem, along with meself and Sir David of Poole, their banner-bearer (Sir David, citing ye olde scheduling conflict, shan't make it this year) --- the Royal Court of Jerusalem! Why we've never been invited by dear Dennis to have our character and Mundane names included amongst the Medieval Festival Cast is beyond me; and I have long been a supporter of the Festival for all of its 27 years! And this year, I shall be the one with the Dragon --- namely, me fiery partner from Scotland, Sir Aragorn --- despite the fact that once more, I will have to face the prospect of being the one and only full-time Wizard in attendance at the Festival. Happily, Sir Aragorn and I will be spending much of our time with Their Majesties, so the burden will be, thank goodness, a wee bit less stressful.
Well, enough nonsense, Mortals. I shall see ye all out thither on Sunday. And, as ever, may Fortune favor the foolish (that would be me).