We got up and had breakfast downstairs, then went back up to our room to get dressed. Eadaoin and I went around to the Marketplace where one of the first people we saw was someone we had noticed across the dining room - The King of the West:
|He noticed me taking a picture and offered to pose for me. I wasn't the only one he was doing this for. Truly looks splendid doesn't he?|
We then were advised to block out our seats for court if we wanted good seats. We left that to Ignatius and went back upstairs to get our supplies. We had been pre-advised that court would be long and to bring snacks and handwork to do.
We were early enough that we were able to get swans that were made. There apparently was some miscommunication, so they suddenly were given out before court actually started. The bodies were made out of fluted white chocolate and meringue head and wings with cinnamon and mint divinity. The divinity was yummy!
|Yes, my dear husband likes his cleavage shots, wasn't going to readjust everything to give it to him though.|
|Beginning of court (2pm-ish start time)|
|He asked if he could get their picture, but you wouldn't know it by the expression on her face! Still lovely work. Notice his contacts are aquamarine, and yes, he is wearing a dress.|
|Becoming a Laurel|
|Telling the story of the squire to become a knight|
|I liked his shiny helm and sharp axe|
|Lady Lissette doing retinue duties. Lovely smile on Queen Astrid as she's looking down at the soon to be Knight.|
|Lady Ula in her German finery|
|Baroness Svava and Lady Lissette receiving their Queen's favor a Forget Me Not.|
|Lady Iuliana doing retinue duty|
|Awesome gowns were seen!|
|Senor Jose on retinue guard duty|
|Duke Skeggi receiving his Black Lion. There's a Skeggisaurus on the scroll. ;-)|
|Lord Eobhan Kingdom Archery Champion, Shire of Mountain's Edge|
|Lady Amelia - I challenged her to put on the trim on her blue dress and make the sleeves. She already had the red underskirt. Made an existing dress all new! Her sister gave her the mink stole to wear.|
|Queen Astrid talking to the populace. She may have gone through a box of kleenex. Lovely dress and cool boots!|
|Ladies of the House of the Golden Bee with Susan.|
|King Obadiah the Obstreperous and Queen Ascelin Meere of Ravenslocke (Kingdom of the West)|
|Lord Nicolai and Senor Jose receiving recognition from King Vik on their service as part of retinue|
|Count Ieuan in the center|
|Crowning of King Ulfr and Queen Caoimhe (Keeva)|
|Queen Caoimhe (Keeva) and King Ulfr|
|Knights swearing fealty. Lot of trusts with all those swords pointed at your neck. :-)|
|Scroll given to Queen Astrid|
|Close up of Duke Skeggi's Black Lion|
12th Night 2014 is being held at the Double Tree Sea-Tac. So drivable. We shared a room with Edowain. I think if we were to share a room again it might be possible for us to go up next year. I've heard that all the King rooms are reserved. We'd have to try for double Queens. Need to chat about this more before committing.
There was also a Rapier Championship later in the evening after court. We had a couple local people compete. There was also a brew contest with other friends competing. There was of course lots of partying going on (night two after all.) I do admit that I enjoyed some Barenjager honey and some gummy sharks in curacao as well as some rummy bears and vanilla vodka frogs. The things people to go gummy candies! I was back in my room though before midnight overwhelmed by noise and people.
Sunday we took Ignatius through the marketplace and came home with some shrub - the drinking vinegar. We also chatted with friends vending in the marketplace. Then it was back up to the room to pack and get things out to the car. We would have stayed to help take down but they had it all covered, so just took Dawn-Marie and Larissa's stuff home for them. Andrea dropped them off when they were all done with take down.
Later Sunday afternoon we got a call from Andrea that she had fallen down the front steps of her apartment. We went over and took her to the emergency room and spent three hours there to find out that she had a Lisfranc injury - it took an x-ray and a cat scan to confirm this. They put her in a weird half cast and ace band-aids to get her home. By that time the pharmacies were all closed so only able to get her crutches. Since the kids were with the ex-husband and so we parked her on our couch for the night.
We didn't find out until after Tuesday that the threatened surgery to repair Andrea's foot was dodged. The orthopedic surgeon put her in a boot. I'll take her back in this next Tuesday for another x-ray to see that this was still the right course of action.
So an eventful weekend!