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Grayson Awards Ceremony

This is an awards Ceremony to honor those in Grayson Faction who attended the most recent battles. We welcome our allies and the other houses at this ceremony.

Date

April 17, 2018, 8 p.m.

Hosted By

Reese

Participants

Alaric Jaenelle Niccolo Alis Victus Isolde Michael Preston Alistair Desiree Alarissa Silas Luca Harlan Olivia Juliana Orazio Sabella Lou Reese Faye Tobias Signe Eleyna Eirene Waldemai Asger Joslyn Wylla Brigida Mia Esoka Niklas Luis Sparte Caelis Lucita Felicia Isabetta Violet Ann Calarian Rickard Wash Samael Zoey Kaldur Kenna Titania Gailin Malesh Ignacio Ian Delilah Gwenna Astraea Echo Cadenza Emily Itzal Genevieve Briar Josephine Kaine

Location

Arx - Ward of House Grayson - Grayson Grounds

Largesse Level

Refined

Comments and Log

Esoka

I got a very pretty pair of earrings from Princess Reese and the Graysons, in recognition for my service in the Stormwall campaign. I like them a great deal! More than that, though, it was good to see the deeds and service of those who'd marched and fought honored. The scars of Stormwall and Setarco will be with us for a long time, and we shall always grieve those we lost. But we'll remember, too, and ceremonies like this help with that.


Micana have been dismissed.

Itzal arrives, or appears as the case may be, upon the stately wooden arbor, looking curiously down at the many people gathered, but otherwise just idling.

Isabetta heads over to Ignacio because whoah what is he doing here? "Oh Hey Iggy, are we going to like.. you know what we're going to do.. right? " She nudges Ignacio like he is supposed to know what she is talking about and god help you if you guess wrong.

Wylla has joined the a pink pansy blanket.

Erin, Crimson Blades Private, Jin, Cranky Crimson Blades Sergeant arrive, following Violet.

2 Iron Guardsmen arrives, following Titania.

Puma, The Stonewood Forest Cat, Titania arrive, following Gailin.

There's alcohol at the table full of Kennexes (and Sabella). Surprise! No, no. It's really not surprising. There's a bottle of whiskey and a bottle of rum that they have to circulate amongst each other.

2 Iron Guardsmen have been dismissed.

Gwenna offers Astraea a bright smile as the other princess approaches and then Signe is also caught in her sights. Dipping her head politely to them both, she then turns to find a good place to watch the event. And there it is - a lovely fountain! The Redrain also gives Wylla a cheerful wiggle of her fingers in greeting before settling in for the impending awards.

Giuseppe, a kindly old man arrives, following Luca.

Splat, a tiny calico kitten have been dismissed.

It's hard work to glide with a walking stick tap, tap, tapping it's way along, but Brigida manages it until the paving gives way to sod, and it becomes more like a soft thumping or a patting. She makes her way to the trees supporting the hammock and puts her shoulder to the trunk of one.

2 Faith of the Pantheon trained guards have been dismissed.

Stonewood Clerk arrives, following Malesh.

Clearing his throat, Ignacio looks to Isabetta, as his hand goes to the back of his neck, rubbing it lightly, "Ummm.... I am here because I was invited to be... I.." He shakes his head with a smirk crossing his lips, "To be honest Lady Isabetta, I have no idea what you are talking about..."

Brigida has joined the a sky blue hammock stretched between two trees.

Felicia comes in with the rest of Alaric's retinue of guards, taking up a place somewhere off to his Majesty's left and just behind. As discreet as a hundred pounds of shiny ruddy steel and black tabard can be, at least.

Into this chaos strolls Tobias Telmar, wearing his usual Crimson Blade tunic and idling his left hand on his scabbarded sword hilt. eventually though, the bald mercenary general heads over to one of the many places to sit. He sits without a word.

Lucita comes into the area, glances around to note who is there and gives a curtsy. She looks a little lost on seeing such a large crowd, her gaze drifting around to try to spot those she knows amid the gathering.

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Tobias has joined the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Esoka has joined the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

6 House Velenosa Guards arrives, following Jaenelle.

Octavian, a silken spaniel, 3 Bisland pride guards arrive, following Zoey.

Esoka comes clanking into the assemblage. She flashes a toothy grin around, offering a few greetings here and there to those she knows as she goes to plop herself down on a bench.

Signe's mingling among the gathered social classes from the high to the low. She's pointing out to her animal companion, Atila, the other Redrains such as Gwenna and Astrea. They're wanding around for a little longer before moving towards the stone bowl fountain to sit and observe the ceremony.

Calarian enters in with Dominique on his arm, smiling as he makes his way through some of the crowd. Nodding politely and saying his hellos to many who he may pass. Introducing the lady to those whom she may not have met and taking the opportunity to chat once more with those who it has been too long since he last spoke with.

Zoey has joined the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Juliana steps right after Lucita, pausing in suprise at the number of people, touches the Baroness' shoulder to get her attention with a smile. "Want to find a place to sit with me?" asking softly nodding towards the tables.

Violet has arrived with Tobias dressed in her own Crimson Blades uniform. Crisp and looking like she put effort into looking good tonight. As she follows after her general her eyes sweep the crowd and she spots a familiar redhead in Alaric's retinue, Felicia. A hand is raised in a wave before she sits.

Violet has joined the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Ian welcomes Zoey to the picnic table full of Kennexes (and Sabella) by offering her the bottle of whiskey, which happens to be near to hand. Probably he should have thought to bring cups.

Wash lifts a wave to the Fidantes, returning their greetings with an equally casual acknowledgement.

Sparte has been sitting and working on writing something in a notebook as people file in. Now that people have begun showing in earnest, he tucks that book away to glance around and pay a bit more attention.

Tale - The Snow Fox, Calvary -- A Large Fluffy Hound, Jaxon, Champion of the Reflection, A Mirror Masked Woman, 6 House Velenosa Guards arrive, following Isolde.

Lucita gives Juliana a nod. "Certainly, that sounds good to me." She moves to follow Juliana toward a seat.

Zoey hurries along the path and makes a beeline for the picnic table where people she knows are sitting. She settles in beside Ian and murmurs her greeting those gathered.

Genevieve Soon enough, Genevieve arrives, following after Tobias and Violet. She wears simple, casual clothes, but a flash of red can be seen in the form of her Crimson Blades breastplate, which itself is layered over a tunic of russet red. Walking with typical economy of movement, back held straight, she walks over to where Tobias and Violet have gather.

Soon enough, Genevieve arrives, following after Tobias and Violet. She wears simple, casual clothes, but a flash of red can be seen in the form of her Crimson Blades breastplate, which itself is layered over a tunic of russet red. Walking with typical economy of movement, back held straight, she walks over to where Tobias and Violet have gather.

Malesh has joined the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Desiree looks around with a confident smile as she makes her way to a seat.

Genevieve has joined the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Niklas wanders in, looking dashing and windswept, or at least skinny in the way that throwing up off the side of a ship for three weeks and tanned in the way of finally getting over a bad sunburn will get you. He pauses when he sees Sabella and gives her a faint smile. "Good to see you again, your highness." then settles in at the unofficial Kennex table because of the booze. And also because he's a Kennex. But mostly the first.

Lucita has joined the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Juliana has joined the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Carissa, a Malvici bodyguard, Planchet the Lycene maggiordome arrive, following Eirene.

"I missed the Festival but I am glad you got the chance to enjoy yourself. I just saw you here and was like, no way! So I had to come say hi but I'm gonna go bug Gwenna and Signe now because they look all lonely by that fountain. You're welcome to join us of course!" Astraea looks around as the place was quickly filling up, a hug is offered to Wylla and then she's trying to make her way through the throng of arriving people without bumping into too many people, it's a task and a half of course.

Isolde slips into the Grayson grounds, quickly finding herself a seat.

Carissa, a Malvici bodyguard have been dismissed.

Felicia upnods in Violet's direction with a brief flash of a grin before putting her solemn guard face back on again.

Preston steps into the Grayson grounds, the Templar taking a deep breath as he sees the huge number gathered before he heads along towards a couple that he recognises, offering a little wave to Orazio as he passes

Keso, a totally legit assistant arrives, delivering a message to Preston before departing.

Wylla waves Gwenna's way as well, casting her a shy smile from where she stands amidst the ceremonial brace of stuff, whatever's been laid out. And she stares, a little surprised, at the hug. "I will soon!" she tells Astraea. "But I think I'm supposed to be doing things too. Tell Gwenna I said hi!"

Gailin enters wearing his marred and scarred leathers the Lovely Titania on his arm. His ice blue eyes scan the room and he finds a place to people watch.

Orazio lifts a hand in warm greeting to Preston's wave, nodding to the knight in turn.

2 House Velenosa Guards arrives, following Alistair.

Jaenelle has come empty an escort, moving through the Grayson ward as if observing it for some sort of specific reason, whatever that might be. Scanning the area after, she decides to stand instead of finding a proper seat.

Faye steps into the open area, looking around at the large gathering of people. She gives a small nod to those she spots and recognizes, but otherwise she moves through the crowd quietly.

Eirene wasn't expecting to turn up but turn up she does, black leather and red steelsilk and an irritated expression. She nods towards the front and then goes to find a place to lurk and watch.

Rickard stretches out near the campfire, and tries not to yawn. He glances around, looking to see who all's come for this little bit of fun.

Preston has joined the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Eirene has joined the a stately wooden arbor with a gently curved arch adorned in climbing roses.

Alaric has rolled 1 8-sided dice: 2

Alaric has joined the a stately wooden arbor with a gently curved arch adorned in climbing roses.

Felicia has joined the a stately wooden arbor with a gently curved arch adorned in climbing roses.

Desiree has joined the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Prince Luca arrives alone, bringing up the rear-guard it would seem, as is his usual method. He's not dressed-up for the occasion, but he's dressed, which is still something at least, considering the nature of the man. He even looks as if, perhaps, he didn't wake up mere seconds before the ceremony's beginning. He stops just inside the Grayson Grounds and looks around at the number of people who have gathered, running one hand up and through his dark hair. A moment after that, he takes the plunge, one hand resting with casual ease on the pommel of his sheathed sword as he starts to move through all the people.

High Inquisitor Alistair Velenosa arrives with little pomp, since likely no pomp is expected. There is going to be plenty of pomp. The man steps through the crowd of gathering peoples to place a gentle hand on his wife's shoulder and to give her a soft kiss on the cheek as he whispers to her. His eyes scan the crowd in his piercing way as he does so.

Princess Sally Acorn, an acorn toting red squirrel arrives, following Kenna.

13 House Velenosa Guards, Sybilla, the Lenosian lady's maid arrive, following Eleyna.

Belladonna has joined the a stately wooden arbor with a gently curved arch adorned in climbing roses.

Orazio catches sight of the High Inquisitor, and straightens up. He lifts his hand in that direction, trying to catch the man's attention and, if successful, beckoning him towards where he's standing in an out of way area.

Malesh arrives from the south, where he lives, with one of his clerks along for notes. He somehow manages to find Joslyn and moves to sit next to her. He seems reserved, perhaps trying to be a good audience member or perhaps still adjusting to the eyepatch that covers his left eye. His brow and the hair on his temple that side are unnaturally white given his age.

Alaric somewhat capriciously picks a spot to stop and observe all the goings on, to probably nobody's surprise. "The roses grew particularly nicely this year, don't you think?" he asks Felicia, who is apparently guard-captain-of-the-day for his King's Own detachement.

Kenna has joined the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

Titania holds onto Gailins arm she is not walking no, she is more waddling along with him. The young countess is very much with child but a smile is on her lips and her Ocean blue eyes scan the area. She looks to the table of Kennex giving a small finger wave to Wash and co.

Isolde has joined the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

a fire salamander arrives, delivering a message to Astraea before departing.

Harlan enters from outside, motion his guards to go 'elsewhere', before looking around quietly, perhaps a bit late, but here all the same.

Brigida has left the a sky blue hammock stretched between two trees.

The awards ceremony is just starting. A spread of warm teas has been set-up on the tea cart. A selection of food is is arranged upon the buffet. There is a also wine and lots of booze. Reese arrives while adorned in her normal pink and toting her many weapons. She glances over the grounds, having a smile of greeting for the many gathered here. "Welcome and thanks for coming." She says, lifting her voice to carry. "I encourage everyone to have a good time and talk amoungst yourselves. There is a lot to get to, but I will do my best." She murmurs, her cheeks are warmed with pink and she seems to be even a little shy.

Eleyna arrives with a contingent of guards and her lady's maid, Sybilla, at her side. She hesitates a moment upon seeing the size of the crowd, exchanging a few murmured words with Sybilla, before the Archduchess makes her way through the press.

"Niklas!" Sabella all but shouts, following him over to the table to just about tackle him in a big hug, "You're back! I wasn't sure when you were going to be back! I thought maybe you'd been stranded on a deserted island and had to eat an actor and was hoping it wasn't the red headed one for she's quite talented, but I'm so glad to see you!"

Willen arrives, following Lou.

Faye has joined the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

A messenger arrives, delivering a message to Astraea before departing.

"Princess Reese, I think the awards are laid out," Wylla calls over to the other woman, a motion to the array that's been set up on the blanket and -- for what parts can be safe on the grass -- on the grass as well. "We're, um, ready to start whenever you want, I think. I..." And she trails off into silence, shrugging helplessly. "I might need some help."

The High Inquisitor talks quietly with his wife, but does not join her company just yet, stepping away to speak with the Legate of the Faith. Clearly not a willing choice to leave a beauty for an old man of the faith, but duty calls!

Alistair has joined the a sky blue hammock stretched between two trees.

Titania has joined the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Alistair also does not lay in any hammock with Orazio. No no no.

Orazio's heart is forever broken, right here on the Grayson lawn. Look at his woeful eyes, his downcast expression. Or maybe that's just how he always looks when talking to Inquisitors.

Cadenza has left the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Isla, a small silver fox have been dismissed.

Claudio, the chivalrous knight have been dismissed.

Sofia, a saucy sailor's aide have been dismissed.

3 Fidante House Guards have been dismissed.

Joslyn nods her head to Malesh and smiles fondly for a moment. "Glad to see you out and about again," Joslyn says. "Hope you've been well?" she wonders, before nodding then to Ignacio. "Good to see you again, Lord Fidante. I'm doing quite well, thank you. How are you?" she asks conversationally.

"We actually did run aground on an island we didn't really mean to, but it was on a shipping lane and so were only stuck for a few hours. Unfortunately that was enough time for everyone to agree to eat an actor. Things get weird on deserted islands pretty fast." Niklas returns the hug, smiling at the princess. "I sent my latest manuscript ahead of me. Have you had a chance to read it?"

Lou makes her way into the Grayson Grounds, looking a bit excited and pleased with herself. Mostly, excited. It could be about the awards ceremony, or -- something altogether differently. Or both! It's hard to tell from the way she looks. She waves her hand over in Reese's direction, but otherwise doesn't bother her as she runs the show. Instead, she goes over and shoulder bumps Sabella.

Jaenelle's attention at the back of the event focuses on Reese as she begins to speak, though she does peek over to one of her guards for a moment, "please keep track of when we must leave." She is popular.

Kit, the grey fox, a tiny man with a BIG unpronounceable name, 1 Telmarine Armsmen arrive, following Monique.

Gailin looks around spotting his brother and Joslyn heads towards them.

Titania makes her way over with Gailin a smile given to everyone. "Hello." she looks to them, "May we join you?"

Eirene chats with the others at her arbor. On hearing someone or something in the crowds she makes a displeased face, scowling mightily and then doing her best to hide it. Gracefully. Attempting grace.

"I did! And it's wonderful. If I had more than one copy I would've offered it up to--" Well, that will remain a mystery because then Lou is there and Sabella grins at her, "Lou! You should be sitting. Sit, I'll get you whatever you need for the night."

Sparte is looking a bit nervous where he sits. Not exactly like he has done anything wrong, just sort of flitting his eyes between other people having conversations. Gradually slouching in an attempt for his own lack of a conversation to be less noteworthy.

Harlan doesn't head for anywhere in particular to sit, mostly just ... meandering and moving somewhere out of the way to stand. At least, for now.



Joslyn smiles to Titania ad Gailin, nodding to them both. "Of course!" she says. "We're all family here, no? Well," she eyes Ignacio. "Mostly anyway," she winks. "Come, make yourself comfortable."

Waldemai waits patiently, looking uncomfortable in his good suit.

Violet stands from where she is sitting so Briar can actually -see- her short self waving. The problem with being around tall people. "Briar," She calls towards him to catch his attention. Then waves him over to sit with her and the rest.

Reese glances over to Wylla, giving her a gentle smile. "Thank you, Archlector." She says, because the blonde princess really needs the help focusing right now. She peeks over to Lou, giving her a sister special smile that touches her blue eyes. "I know that I don't really have the authority. I mean I speak from a place without that kind of authority, but I am still super gratetful and thankful to everyone who helped to defeat the dark sea, which includes so many of you all here." She says, lifting her voice to carry. "I don't know what everyone has done and I probably won't ever know, but I tried my best. This ceremony was supposed to for the Graysons and I know what the Graysons did the did the best of all. So I might focus o them more and I apologize for that in advance, because the world is not actually Grayson centric."

Reese drops flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Lou gives Sabella an odd look. "I'm fine to stand. In fact I prefer it. And what I need is whiskey. Can you please get me that?" she asks.

Entering into the grounds, Briar looks around with a somewhat startled sort of expression given all of the people piling in to watch the ceremony. Finding his sister standing and waving toward him, he gives her a nod and begins trying to wind his way through the crowd to join her.

Briar has joined the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Luca has joined the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

Luca has left the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

Luca has joined the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Gailin smirks and helps Titania sit before sitting himself. "It does me good to see you again."

Scribble, a Delicate Social Butterfly arrives, following Delilah.

Luca emerges from the crowd of people, arriving just where he meant to - where the alcohol is - and there he grabs for a cup, gives it a look, then trades it in for a bottle that he doesn't even attempt to hide. It would seem that drinking is back on the table. He turns, disappearing into the crowd again. When he can be found again, he's somewhere close to where Ian is sitting with other people. "Fancy meeting you here, Ian. Don't look so somber. It's an awards thing.", and his dark gaze drifts to the rest of the people there as well, greetings no doubt right there on his lips.

Wylla gives Reese a shy smile at her thanks. She still seems a little stranded amongst all the awards and such, though, a short figure with bright red hair in her robes, dwarfed by the bookcase that rests nearby. "Does anyone -- um -- does anyone want to help me with this? Please volunteer! There are a lot of things, and they're very pretty! If not..." She eyes the Legate pointedly, clearly considering his 'volunteer' potential. It's terribly obvious.

Lou has joined the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Zoey looks up with amusement when Orazio is voluntold.

1 Greenwood Tribe Blood Warriors, 3 House Riven Soldiers, white-tailed eagle, Lianna arrive, following Mia.

A Grayson servant drops off a bookcase. "So the first awards are for the Graysons who went to Crovane. I wasn't there, but I tried to track what all the Graysons were doing, so I could buy presents." She murmurs. "Prince Aiden was the Grayson general at Crovane and that wasn't easy. Count Thesarin commanded the Riven forces. Lord Michael the Bisland forces. Lady Emily the Deepwood forces. Marquis Malesh the Stonewood forces. Duke Harland the Ashford Forces and well many of the Graysons came to fight. Dame Esoka and Marquis Malesh came close to perishing and Countess Mia who came to heal was gravely hurt as well. I am glad they were okay. Thanks to Lady Eirlys and Sir Jeffeth." She says. "If you are in the Crovane group come up adn I will give your present. Everyone can take a book of such from the bookcase."

The Archduchess remains standing where she is, observing the throng with a cool, almost detached expression. Sybilla moves with stately grace from her mistress' side and returns shortly after with a glass of wine which she passes into Eleyna's hands. Pale blue eyes focus on Reese as she announces the first set of awards.

Delilah managed to step out into the Grayson grounds around the time mention of volunteering was being throwing around. So naturally, the Whitehawk woman ducked behind the gather and made her wave over to the campfire.

Delilah has joined the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

Rohm the Blackguard, Karrigan's Watchful Avalanche, a Snow Shepherd puppy of ultimate fluffiness arrive, following Caelis.

Orazio seems deep in conversation, not cuddles, with the High Inquisitor. He does, eventually, note the Archlector's penetrating gaze in his direction, clears his throat, and tries to discreetly shake his head at her. Tries.

A moment to all the people at her corner of the grounds, because several of Kenna's most favorite people were just announced. She's on her feet with her fingers in her lips whistling loudly, ALL the people!

Harlan gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Silas casually leans on his side, while on the redwood bench, to crane over a wave to his cousins Kenna and Delilah.

Esoka gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Brigida taps the case with the head of her walking stick. "What about him?" she says, and sweeps the other end with a sharp whoosh to point at Luca. "What spry young ship doesn't want to show off the rigging, eh?" she says to Blessed Wylla.

Gwenna gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Ann gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Monique gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Michael was about. Milling around mostly. Waiting. He'll step through the crowds thronging the Grayson Grounds to get up to where Reese was standing. He whispers something to Reese before standing and waiting to see who all else is going to come up.

Malesh gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Brigida has joined the a pink pansy blanket.

Mia steps onto the grounds from Triumph Plaza looking, frankly, a bit harried. But of course she does -- after all, she was more than a bit late. "Hurry, hurry," she murmured to the young woman scurrying at her heels in an attempt to keep up. Which seems quite necessary, given that she's somehow arrived just in time to hear Reese call out her name for... something? Something. Very specific and important, that something, surely.

Michael gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Felicia gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Lucita gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Signe gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Silas gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Juliana gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Genevieve gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Signe puts Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson in a half-moon satchel carved from a fine wolf pelt.

Titania gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Violet gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Wylla's mouth forms a silent 'oh' at Orazio declining her oh-so-generous offer. Her shoulders slump a little. But there's Brigida with an alternate plan, and she follows the walking stick to where Luca is amidst the drinking. "Who is he?" she wonders blankly. "But he looks sturdy enough. You can ask him," she suggests. And then she's scanning the crowd for more 'volunteers.'

Joslyn waves to Gailin and pats on the seat beside her.

Rickard gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Malesh stands up and adjusts his coat a little before he gets himself a cooy of the book.

Gwenna puts Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson in pale snowflower leather backpack.

Harlan moves along with others to get a book, eyeing it briefly, before carrying it back to wherever he's standing at the moment. He looks at it for a moment before paying attention towards Reese.

While Luca is already engrossed in his conversation with people at a picnic table, when people start mentioning him in regards to volunteer work, he manages to look absolutely mesmerized, suddenly, by whatever conversation is going on.

Cadenza has joined the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Rickard heads up when called, collects his book, takes a bow, and heads back to his spot. Easy.

Reese gets All Paths Lead to One Place - a large painting, a bright and colorful unicorn decanter, Night Cruise 'Limited' Gin, Menagerie Plush Series - White Horse, Oathlands Maple Whiskey, A Sparkling Semi-Sweet Honey Mead, Nilanzan Red Wine, a wine flask with a Mangata sigil embossed, a pair of ash and smoke vambrace sconces with tiny stamped out stars, mahogany apothecary chest, mahogany apothecary chest, mahogany apothecary chest, mahogany apothecary chest, a bottle of aged Mourning Isles rum, Setarco Gold White Wine, a clay jug of Shav wild honey raspberry mead, Night Cruise 'Limited' Gin, The Sword and Shield of After, a silver and onyx satin half-mask, Oseyan - Kennex Brand Blackberry Vodka, an expressionless mask, a gossamer winged silk half mask, mulled wine, Relaxation, a small painting, Limited Cask of Raconteur's Springtime Memories from an old traveling chest of gifts.

Violet moves away from the bench with her first goal appearing to be the refreshments. But then she pauses and glances at Wylla in puzzlement. A glance back at her companions then she detours to the Archlector's side. "Yes?"

Violet has left the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Violet has joined the a pink pansy blanket.

Isabetta has joined the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Caelis is here, lingering on the fringe with guard in tow. She's totally here.

Just excuse Kenna again as she leaps to her feet upon seeing a familiar face and waves at both Silas and Delilah. She's going to hurt someone if she keeps this up.

Josephine slips through the gates and into the grounds, taking up a quiet spot on the fringe as well to watch.

Reese gets a bronze-swept silvery oak bangle from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Mia gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

A messenger arrives, delivering a message to Mia before departing.

Wylla has a volunteer! Sort of. There was a little bit of gesturing and nodding between Violet and Wylla, but now Violet is here! And Wylla is smiling. As the assistants lug out a large painting and a bangle, she all but drops under the weight of the painting. "You can -- you can take this." And she murmurs to Violet whom it's for, before she takes a bangle Reese gives her, searching through the crowd. "I... um... Mia Riven?"

Reese gets a pair of sterling silver earrings set with multi-hued Gemecittan quartz from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Captain Reedy, a Telmarine military aide arrives, delivering a message to Monique before departing.

Esoka stands, when her name is called. She bows deep to Reese, and the other Grayson fealty warriors that surround her, then strides toward. "My thanks, your highness. I am ever-honored to fight by the side of so many stalwart men and women." A quick smile is flashed to Mia, when the Countess is spotted.

"Its a pity, don't you think... So many willing to go and fight and die on behalf of others, which is right and proper... But SO FEW willing to save an old woman from killing herself with a burden." Being more or less direct in her venom-green gaze, she continues to stare, right at Luca. Eyes. Luca. EYES. Who knows what he's ever done to deserve being picked on so? "Well done, that's the spirit. May you be blessed" she says of Wylla's willing vic... volunteer. And she settles down, her club-like stick firmly across her lap, as though it were a pretty lace parasol.

"Yes?," the dark-haired Countess calls out in reply to Wylla from, well, the rear of the crowd. She'd only just arrived, after all, and honestly, Mia appears to still be figuring out what's going on while shooing off a page that her lady-in-waiting was trying to hand her.

Violet looks extremely confused for a second and then blinks. "Give it to her?" She asks to clarify as she looks from the painting and bank. She shifts it in her grip and turns to look where Wylla had indicated. Mia. The other woman is given a lopsided, and vaguely harried, smile. "I guess this is yours?" There is a musement in her voice.

Reese drops a homely wooden chest.

Reese drops a commonplace wood chest.

"I, um, I think... I think this is for you. It has your name on a parchment attached to it," Wylla tells Mia, before she draws closer, glad to hand off the bangle. And then she turns to Violet, shaking her head. "No, that's not for her!" A little giggle, embarrassed, and she turns crimson. "That's for Lord Michael Bisland."

Oh no, Delilah's been spotted! She sinks in her seat some, but only after waving out to both Silas and Kenna... And then there's a missive that's quietly slipped into her hands by way of her dutiful assistant, to which she responds with a small sigh. This all leads to her sharing a quiet goodbye with those around her and making her escape.

Delilah has left the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

Scribble, a Delicate Social Butterfly leaves, following Delilah.

Reese smiles over to Wylla, seemingly very grateful for her help with this all. She is looking pink cheeked in the bustling way of a girl who does a lot, sometime too much! She has the servants set up yet more crates. She keeps them busy too.

A messenger arrives, delivering a message to Silas before departing.

Puma, The Stonewood Forest Cat have been dismissed.

Reese gets a draping shiny steel viper back-pendant from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Joslyn has left the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Violet opens her mouth and closes it again as Wylla corrects her. So she pulls it back from Mia, the painting, and says, "Right. And who is that?" The blond archer glances over at where her brother and the rest are with a helpless and amused look. Her eyes try to spot any notable Bisland's in the crowd.

"Oh! I, ahh...," Mia replies, oh-so-eloquently. "Thank you. Everyone. That's very generous and entirely unncessary." Of course, there did seem to be a fair bit of confusion about who was supposed to be receiving what that involved a good bit of shuffling gifts back and forth and back again. How in the world had she ended up with a painting?!

Harlan wanders around for a bit more, gathering a drink, before taking a seat finally near the campfire.

Harlan has joined the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

Michael perks up, lifting a hand and waving back and forth towards Violet. "I'm the Bisland being talked about." He had wandered off again towards the liquor to acquire something to drink. The boy has ADD.

Wylla smiles softly at Mia. "There are a lot of gifts." And she's got more in her hands besides, a bottle of honey mead and a set of silver earings. "I'm looking for, um, a Rickard Corsetina, and a Dame Esoka Greenblood!"

Luca departs from the small picnic table where he'd been talking with several other people, and with a bottle in his hand, he casts his gaze around, as if searching for someone. It's hard to tell whether or not he finds them, wading into the mass of mingling people once more like an intrepid explorer.

Esoka lets out a low chuckle to something-or-other Preston says as she departs their bench for a moment. Then, she approaches Wylla. Raising an arm to wave to the woman, to make it clear /she/ is the Esoka Greenblood they're looking for.

Violet moves her way with the large painting towards Michael. "Aha, well, here!" She says with amusement and cheer. Then she finally gets to take a look at it once it is passed off. "Oh...Oh wow," She says as she takes a step back. "That's quite something. Oh, and well met. Violet Marjawn." And she gives a little bow to Michael.

Lord Kaldur Seliki arrives, out of breath and skidding to a halt. He smoothes... the plates of his armor skirt and clears his throat. Been here all along. Totally. He searches the throng for a familiar face. AH! There's one: Lady Kenna - the young Seliki Lord makes a beeline for her.

Zoey murmurs something to Ian and then brings her hands together for Michael! And Mia! And Esoka! All the Bisland Fealty!

Caelis mingles an people watches, she's very much present. She's so here. It's amazing really, not even any baby vomit or a hair out of place.

Conker, the Ornery Red Squirrel, Dame Barkley, a chocolate tri beagle arrive, following Joslyn.

2 House Deepwood Guards, Rona, Aurora, a dark coated Oakhaven bloodhound arrive, following Emily.

Preston starts to clap as esoka goes off, this seems like the right moment for that saved clap. Huzzah. Have at thee hands, duel with percussive force for the indication of approval. Huzzah.

Rickard holds his hand up when Wylla calls for him, and smiles. He then moves to approach. "You called for Rickard Corsetina?" He inquires.

Joslyn has joined the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Ian puts his flask back in his pocket and belatedly applauds also, although with less fervor and the definite sense that he's not 100% sure what he's applauding for.

Titania looks around spotting Caelis and she waves to the woman moving her hand to call her over silently.

Reese looks over those gathered. "I will send the gifts to those not here to them." She says, seeming to all. She is being pretty informal. "Also I wanted to thank Princess Isolde, Princess Ann and Lord Samael who helped me fund this all and the crafters who shops I bought out." She says. "I have a program for the event and everyone can take one if they wish." She murmurs. "While the Graysons came to Crovane, this battle was by many including Redrain under the command of Princess Marian. She is amazing and ran the battle over all. Prince Mydas also helped to help to command this battle. The oathllannds came under the command of High Lord Edain. The faith came. Sir Preston lead the templars and Dame Thena lead Solace. The Crismon Blades under the command of Violet and Tobas were also there." Rees says living her voice to carry. I have a book about such as well. Everyone can have one. If you were at Crovane not with Grayson, come please come to Wylla cause I got presents."

Alis spots a sister, so waves at Caelis from her spot by the fire. Late, but it's crowded and she can't see over all the heads!

Gwenna gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Kaldur gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Malesh gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Lucita gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Gwenna gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Felicia gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Kenna gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Emily gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Cadenza gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Lucita gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Silas gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Rickard gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Samael gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Felicia gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Violet gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Monique gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Mia gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Orazio gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Gabriel gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Mia gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Waldemai stays away from those nasty books full of unintelligible scribbles.

Reese gets a beautiful bronze haircomb set with a clear red amber from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Titania gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Kaldur is overheard praising Preston for: The best description of applause!

Luca has left the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Monique gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Samael gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

As the two others approach, Wylla looks between them. "One of you has earrings and one of you has, um, mead." She considers for a second before telling Esoka, "I think you'll look better in the earrings," with a giggle their way. "And don't let those fellows over there with the flasks drink your booze," she tells Rickard, before thrusting earrings and mead towards them respectively.

Sparte gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Lucita gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

:laughs at Lucita's comment with a shake of her head. "You should tell that to Lord Kennex.." pauses, the points to Wash and Ian. "not those ones... the shirt I sent him, I am sure is still sitting on the floor of his room." rolls her eyes then nods. "I was thinking of combining the Phoenix idea with the tree.. a tree of fire, instead of one one fire.. we will see how it comes out."

Genevieve gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Faye gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Gabriel gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Titania gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Sparte gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Preston gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Cadenza gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Wylla gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Signe gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Emily gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Isolde gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Astraea gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Rickard gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Mia has joined the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Juliana gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Signe gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Joslyn gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Silas gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Reese gets handsome forest and shield inspired dagger from a charming wooden box with ten compartments.

Eirene gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Preston gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Eirene puts Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 in a homely wooden chest.

Eirene gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Kaldur has joined the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

Astraea puts Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 in a homely wooden chest.

Sabella gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

"These are very pretty!" Esoka says, holding up the earrings. "Though I think Master Rickard would look fetching in them as well. My thanks, and honors upon you." She moves back to the bench with that, beaming at Preston's percussion for her. Gloria section represent and such.

Eirene puts Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 in a commonplace wood chest.

Kaine wanders onto the esteemed House Grayson's mansion grounds, looking a bit defeated by a hard day of work. Nonetheless, he heads over to snag a copy of the event program, looking curious.

Niklas looks over to Juliana. If she doesn't mean Lord Wash Kennex or Lord Ian Kennex, then she must mean him! "I'm sorry? I haven't been paying attention. If you sent a shirt it may have been eaten by a pelican."

Ann gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Kaine gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Ann gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Wash gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Kaine gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Gwenna puts Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 in pale snowflower leather backpack.

Eleyna offers applause for those recognized, passing off her wine glass into Sybilla's care to free up her hands.

Violet has delivered the painting and before Wylla waylays her to help again the blond fetches herself a drink. Two glasses of whiskey and two glasses of wine, held between fingers skillfully, are brought to Tobias, Genevieve, and Briar. "I've been volunteered to help," She says in amusement before moving back over to Wylla with her glass of whiskey.

It seems that Mia's intent on catching up with Esoka, as she moves to the knight's side, walking with her back towards the bench and the cluster of people there.

Sabella has left the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Reese has the grace to blush as she receives a messenger. "I am sorry the battle was at Stormwall. Crovane is the name of the family there. My apologies. I am ignorant Princess not of the North." Reese says, even as she humbly inclines her head to Asger and Ann

Emily has joined the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Metzger, a great grey shrike leaves, following Dominique.

3 Grayson Guardsmen, Philip, an overworked assistant, Crown Observer Barcus, Dominique leave, following Calarian.

Sabella has joined the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

Lucita has left the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Jaenelle applauses for those who've been honored before the guard taps on Jae's shoulder, whispering quietly before motioning with his head. Nodding, the woman turns to leave.

A little late, Emily hurries in from the manors at the norther end of the Grayson grounds. The two guards are easily waved off as she looks amongst those gathered. She begins to weave her way through the group to find a table with a few familiar faces and offering a smile towards Cadenza and Ignacio, she lift her hand in greeting before she slips closer and takes up a place amongst them.

Rickard offers a respectful, polite bow, and accepts the mead. "I am honored.. and pleased to be of service. I hope to continue in this for a long time to come." He then moves to return to his seat.

Sabella stands from where she was sitting and starts making the rounds, heading over to the fountain first and offering waves and smiles to those she passes.

Ian nods to Lucita when she gets up to go. "Have a good evening." He's taken out his flask again, the applauding done.

Preston stands as his name is mentioned, pulling his wolf's head cloak hood up as he moves over towards Wylla and to Reese, smiling "The Faith will always be there for the Faithful, your Highness. As I promised you what seems like long ago." He gives Esoka a small wink as he passes her as he goes and she comes. Or vice a versa. "And we will keep a place for your fallen knights at the memorial at Sanctum."

6 House Velenosa Guards leaves, following Jaenelle.

Reese gets a green glass rose intaglio choker from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Briar takes one of the glasses of whiskey, least they all become taken before he can gather the drink he wishes. "I can see that!" he says toward Violet with a laugh as she makes her way by. "If you need another hand, holler. I'm just hanging around after all."

Ann smiles and waves to Reese warmly, giving her a wink of understanding.

Eirene tries to recall fi she did anything with the Crovane campaign. She honestly looks confused as if she can't remember whether or not she was involved. Maybe the alcohol is getting caught up to her.

Lucita quietly murmurs a goodbye to those at the table, claps for those who have been recognized and honored and makes her way discretely out.

1 Saik Guard leaves, following Lucita.

Reese gets Heart of the north ring from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

"Stormwall is in Crovane lands," Echo points out. Don't ask where she came from, she was here allll along. "So you have no reason to apologize, really. Close enough." A lopsided smile was flashed Reese's way before she settled into a seat somewhere.

Wylla smiles at Esoka and Rickard, before adding, "I think he'd look good in those earrings too," with a slight blush. She steps back to get something else. It's a dagger! Somehow she manages to avoid tripping and stabbing herself in the process, though she does wave the dagger about a litle dangerously to attract the attention of its future owner. "Lady Emily Deepwood! I have something for you! And... oh, Violet Marjawn?" It's puzzled. Apparently she doesn't even know the person she's asked to help. But she is holding a green choker.

Echo has joined the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

Reese gets a wide cloth-of-silver ribbon choker woven in a latticework pattern from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Asger says in Northlands shav, "I think we should start an annual event called the Crovane Battle."

Cadenza looks around, pushing her long hair out of her face. At the faces she knows, she gives a nod and a wave. So...many people. It's a sea of people.

Ann gives Asger a friendly nudge with a chuckle.

Rohm the Blackguard, Karrigan's Watchful Avalanche, a Snow Shepherd puppy of ultimate fluffiness leave, following Caelis.

Violet gives a chuckle as Wylla says her name. "That would be me," She tells the woman with a bob of her head. Her eyes go to what she holds in her hand and raises a brow.

Malesh gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Hearing her name called by the Archlector, Emily blinks and turns her head from those at her table to stand up at it more straight. She clears her throat and excuses herself with a faint grin at Cadenza and the others. She moves over towards the Archlector of Jayus, trying to weave her way swiftly in that direction so that she can cover some ground. "Archlector," she greets warmly as she meets Wylla with a blue eye on the choker before her attention shifts to that of Violet ands he lifts her hand in greeting.

Reese gets a woodland fawn made of glass from maple mantel of displaying.

Reese gets blush of sunset hairpins topped with garnet shells from a charming wooden box with ten compartments.

Brigida is overheard praising Violet for: Compassionate towards Archlectors and Old Ladies.

Eirene mutters, "I'm almost ... I'm not ... any presents. Harrumph."

Wylla hands the dagger to Emily with a smile. "This is for you." And then she blinks at Violet, realizing. "Oh, I -- sorry -- I should have asked your name!" She freezes for a moment, working this over, before she thrusts the choker at Violet. "This is yours! I hope you like it! Thank you for all the help, Violet!" It's a lot at once.

Reese looks over to Echo, waving her over. "Princess Echo. I have yours. I know that Lady Eirlys was very close t you. So I got you two. I am very sorry for your lose. I got you a fawn that remind you of her and these hairpins for the heat of your now Northern Heart."

Standing up, Tobias gives a nod to Reese, before he heads over to Wylla, and gives a small bow, "Thank you."

Signe gets Swift Strike Scorpion Whiskey from a half-moon satchel carved from a fine wolf pelt.

Reese gets Velvet Lined Wooden Gift Box from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Echo's cheeks redden and she immediately hops up from her seat to throw her arms around Reese, pulling her into a big hug. "Aw! That's so sweet, thank you so much." The Redrain princess planted a quick kiss on Reese's cheek before inspecting the fawn made of glass and the hairpins both closely. "These are so amazing. Thank you so so much!"

Violet bobs her head with a smile and says, "Happy to help." As she takes the choker she turns it over in her hands with obvious pleasure. Holding it up so Tobias can see as he steps up next to her.

Reese returns Echo's hug, wrapping her slender arms about the blonde and drawing her close in return. Reese then peeks over to Preston. "Sir Preston, who lead our Templars and we would be totally overrun the dark sea without the faith. Sir Preston I got you this heart of faith ring, made by Mistress Josephine."

Wylla's got another choker in her hands, and a tiny ring in a ring box. She smiles with relief at Violet, before Tobias' approach brings a nod. "Hello!" And then she's calling out again. "Duke and Duchess Asger and Ann Crovane!"

Taking the dagger handed to her, she turns the steel weapon about and looks up at the Archlector and then to Reese. "My thank you, this is lovely," she says with all due sincerity. She smooths a finger along its edge before she offers a bow to those at front and will take a step back so that she can make room for the others approaching. She slips back to her table with the others and sets the dagger down for them to see.

Kaldur's armor is being used as a percussion instrument.

Brigida has left the a pink pansy blanket.

Signe applauds from the stone fountain seating as the awards are handed out. Atila, her huskey, barks a few times cause it felt like doing so.

Ann is in the midst of saying something quietly to Asger with a warm, good natured smile on her face, her arm wrapped around his still when she hears their names, looking quite surprised actually. Graciously she drags him along to approach with a smile broadening.

Reese gets a lovely red copper and gold pendant from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Reese gets a bisected slender red copper band from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Wylla adds, "And Dame Felicia Harrow! I -- sorry."

Preston bows his head to Reese once more "You are most kind, your highness. Though we do not serve for gifts or rewards, I am humbled and happy to accept this as a token of the shared comradeship between our forces. And as something to remind me of those who rode north but never again south." Preston moves closer so he can take the ring - it would look bad if he now dropped it.

Reese peeks over to Tobias, waving him over him next. "Lord Tobias, I got you this copper band, because it is red like your blades with helped to wave the North."

Esoka claps her calloused hands together in loud fashion for Preston as the Templars are honored. Representing.

Felicia stirs at the sound of her name, raising her attention from where she lingers near Alaric to raise a gauntleted hand Wylla's way,"Here, Archlector." she offers by way of acknowledgment.

Gwenna has left the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

Asger doesn't quite hear their names being called though as Ann's begins to drag him along he soon gets the picture and trundles along beside her stylishly modeling his man-skirt in the process (and hairy Crovane legs)

Violet juggles drink and choker to put the later on. That done she glances at Felicia then Wylla, "I can take it to her," She tells the Archlector.

Reese drops a ratty wooden chest.

Then, Tobias heads over to Reese, taking what is offered, "Thank you."

Sabella has left the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

Wylla sort of angles herself in between the Crovanes and the King's Own. She's got a silver ribbon choker and a Heart of the North ring to hand to Ann and Asger respectively. But then she gets help again! And she sighs in relief, handing Violet a set of brone haircombs. "For, um, Dame Harrow," she remarks, before she moves to thrust the other gifts towards the nobles. Here you go!

^bronze

Eirene has no alcohol. She's looking irritable. She bows to the King and then makes her way out as gifts get handed around.

Eirene has left the a stately wooden arbor with a gently curved arch adorned in climbing roses.

Alistair seems to have finished his conversation with Orazio, bowing to the Legate and stepping away as the event continues on, the man moving through the crowds to sit with his wife and allow Wylla to properly drag Orazio into service.

Sabella has joined the a stately wooden arbor with a gently curved arch adorned in climbing roses.

Alistair has left the a sky blue hammock stretched between two trees.

Alistair has joined the a sky blue hammock stretched between two trees.

Alistair has left the a sky blue hammock stretched between two trees.

Alistair has joined the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

Taking a few drinks and glancing around, Briar soon rises from his seat and begins to move toward the exit, lifting a hand in wave toward Violet as he does so.

Briar has left the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Violet moves away from Wylla with the combs and towards Felicia. As she does she pauses a respectful distance and bows to Alaric. Then steps up to her friend with a broad grin and holds out the bronze pins. "These will look lovely in that red hair of yours," She comments with a gleam in her green eyes.

Ann bows graciously, smiling, "Thank you Reese, you shouldn't have. But thank you. You're most generous, and very kind. I will wear it with pride."

Cadenza narrows her eyes at Malesh....then points at him. "You...me.....drinks. I like you." A wink as she then turns her gaze to Emily. "That bum....wait until I see him next...."

Reese lifts her voice to carry to those gathered here. She sounds a little breathless though! "We have more to talk about though. Including those who fought the Setarco Land battle. Archduchess Eleyna started the battle with a rousing speech that helped to encourage. Prince Talen was the Lyceum General. Princess Alis was the Oathlands General. The Choir of Compact was there. Prince Galin was the Thrax General. Also Lady Amarantha, Lord Apollis and Lady Cadenza found some terrible foes that needed to be taken out, turning the tyde of the battle. Sadly Princess Serafine was lost int his fight."

Isabetta has left the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Reese drops a medicore wooden chest.

Orazio is left alone on the hammock, watching Alistair leave for a moment before turning his attention back to the awards. A servant takes this moment to make their way through the crowd and deliver a message, which the Legate frowns at.

Vern arrives, delivering a message to Orazio before departing.

Asger accepts the ring with a small dip of his head before telling Reese "Really lass, you shouldn't have. Thank you." Turning the ring over in his fingers he examines it thoughtfully

The mention of Serafine's name makes Eleyna pale considerably. She turns her head and looks at Luca for a long moment.

A messenger arrives, delivering a message to Wash before departing.

Felicia grins briefly but broadly at Violet as she accepts the haircombs and gives the Crimson Blade's hand a brief friendly squeeze,"The choker looks good on you, also, Colonel." she advises with a grin before subsiding back to her spot near Alaric again.

Guy, a hunting kestrel arrives, delivering a message to Orazio before departing.

Reese gets a teardrop lacquer pendant capturing a bit of the ocean from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Ann gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Cadenza gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Felicia gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Titania gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Preston gets Heart of the faith ring from Velvet Lined Wooden Gift Box.

Silas gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Genevieve gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Samael gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Emily gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Wash gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Gabriel gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Reese gets brilliant flames of the rose steel dagger from a charming wooden box with ten compartments.

Lou gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Reese gets Velvet Lined Wooden Gift Box from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Lou gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Astraea has left the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

Reese gets a lustrous bronze ring cradled in a channel of dark silver from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Kaine gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Luca catches Eleyna's look and offers her an apologetic smile. He leans in a touch to murmur something to her.

Romina, a silent Mirrorguard agent, 2 House Velenosa Guards arrive, following Niccolo.

Rickard gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Kaldur gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Asger says in Northlands shav, "Ann....I don't think Princess Pink here actually knows that Stormwall was our capital. This flashy ring has Farhaven engraved on it."

Ann is overheard praising Reese for: For being a gracious and kind host

Sparte is overheard praising Reese for: People tell me I work too hard. They havn't been to one of these.

A messenger arrives, delivering a message to Felicia before departing.

Waldemai stays away from those nasty books full of unintelligible scribbles, even though Setarco is something he knows about.

Wylla has a bronze ring and an oceanic pendant in her hand now. "Master Waldemai Isenhu and Officer Sparte Fatchforth!" she chirps out. Hopefully her voice will carry.

Angwyn the otter, 2 Armed Confessors, Mordred, Abner leave, following Ann.

Reese looks to Cadenza. "Lady Cadenza. I have a dagger of roses for your new house and you fire both." She says, heading over to her and offering the dagger. Apparently she delivers now.

Cadenza stands up quickly and takes the dagger. "Oh! Your highness...." Smiling brightly as she bows. "You are too kind.....thank you." Looking to the knife she seems to be excited, turning to show it to the table.

Romina, a silent Mirrorguard agent, 2 House Velenosa Guards leave, following Niccolo.

Romina, a silent Mirrorguard agent, 2 House Velenosa Guards arrive, following Niccolo.

Inquisitor Jonathen, 6 Veteran Confessors arrive, following Laric.

Inquisitor Jonathen, 6 Veteran Confessors leave, following Laric.

Reese heads over to Eleyna next, having a small gift box. "A tiara, because nobody can give a rousing and royal speech like you Archduchess. It is deep, deep blue like the sea and maybe like the sneaky Lyeceums too."

Signe has left the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

Lou has left the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Willen leaves, following Lou.

A messenger arrives, delivering a message to Felicia before departing.

Eleyna takes the box with a nod and offers a faint smile as she murmurs, "Thank you, Princess Reese."

Alistair is overheard praising Reese.

Reese drops a junky wood chest.

Alistair is overheard praising Eleyna.

Desiree has left the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Teiddwen the Otter, A fiery headed prodigal named Gwddfgwyn leave, following Asger.

2 House Wyrmguard Guards leaves, following Desiree.

Eleyna is overheard praising Reese.

Emily is overheard praising Reese.

Cadenza is overheard praising Reese.

Echo is overheard praising Reese.

Ignacio is overheard praising Reese.

Kenna is overheard praising Reese for: Such organization and thoughtfulness!

Silas is overheard praising Reese.

Orazio is overheard praising Reese.

Genevieve is overheard praising Reese.

Reese heads over to Alistair, handing him a bottle of gin next. "Prince Alistair." She says to him, giving him a smile. "There fighting as always."

Isolde is overheard praising Reese for: A gracious and sweet host, as always.

Niccolo is fashionably late, or very late depending upon one's perspective. Nevertheless, he not the sort to be "running late", stressed, in haste. No, not his style. Instead, he walks calmly, shedding his guards near the entrance and scanning the huge crowd while he finds a whiskey. Before long he makes his way toward some family members.

Joslyn laughs at something said and than waves towards Lucita with a cheery smile.

Preston is overheard praising Reese for: Always such lovely events, and important to honour the hard fought victories

Niccolo has joined the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

Samael is overheard praising Reese.

Sparte bounces up so quickly at his name being called he startles himself. Taking a second to realize what is going on, he quickly hurries over towards Reese when he does. A sheepish smile is offered, the blush of nervousness already creeping into his cheeks.

Alis is overheard praising Reese.

Alistair blinks as Reese suddenly steps up to him with a bottle of gin, the dour High Inquisitor rising to his feet to accept the reward. He peers at the alcohol. And then at Reese. The look is very clear. How did she know he prefers Gin!? His secrets are slipping. Confessors will need to disappear. "Thank you Princess..." he says with a bow of his ehad.

Reese then turns her focus to Niccolo. "Oh, Hi Prince Niccolo just in time!" She says putting a glass fox from one a shelf. "Prince Niccolo, commander and warrior at Setarco." Reese then smiles smiles warmly to Sparte.

Reese gets A small glass fox in orange and black from maple mantel of displaying.

Gabriel is overheard praising Reese.

Reese gets a silver gilt stained glass pendant from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Gabriel is overheard praising Michael.

Esoka stands, making a few goodbyes among the folks she was sitting with, then offering a bow to Reese. With that, out she slips.

Esoka has left the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Ian is overheard praising Reese for: Quite a thing she put together.

Sparte's going the wrong way! Wylla waves a hand towards him. At least she doesn't have a dagger in it this time. She's got the pendant, which she waves towards him. "Officer Fatchforth! I know you! Over here!" And she moves to hand the painting that-a-way, before she holds out the bronze ring towards Waldemai. "For you, Master Isenhu."

Reese blushes. "Oh, Archer Genevieve. I missed you during the Stormwall section." She says, handing her a necklace.

Monique is overheard praising Reese.

Gabriel is overheard praising Isolde.

Sabella gets A Sparkling Semi-Sweet Honey Mead from Ashwood Liquor Cabinet.

Gabriel is overheard praising Ann.

Gabriel is overheard praising Samael.

Zoey perks suddenly when she hears a familiar voice. She looks around until she spots Gabriel, and she gives him an incandescent smile and a cheerful wave.

12 Thrax Elite Guards, Crow - Thraxian Steward, Lilybelle - Maimed Maine Coon arrive, following Victus.

Silas is overheard praising Sparte.

Rickard has left the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

Sparte gives a thankful nod to Reese before realizing he is in the wrong place. He backs up with an apologetic bow, moving towards Wylla and giving her another bow as he accepts the token. Every sign of being appreciative as he is embarassed, holding the pendant in his hands like it were incredibly fragile while at the same time attempting to duck back through the crowd to his seat.

Genevieve approaches Reese with a quirk of her brows, her face actually cracking with genuine happiness. She bows to Reese with a smile, then says, "Thank you, Your Highness." Then she allows the Princess to resume her busy schedule, while holding the gilt stained pendant with, still smiling.

Kenna has left the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

Princess Sally Acorn, an acorn toting red squirrel leaves, following Kenna.

Waldemai snatches his cap from his head and steps forward to the Archlector. "Thank you very much," he says, accepting the ring. "I'll show this to my children someday and tell them about this party."

Whistling along on his way, Victus is showing up rather late to the ceremony. But perhaps better than never. One hand is dipped into the pocket of his coat, the other holding onto a silvered flask. Trailing along just behind him is Lilybelle, the controversial Claw of Arx herself. He takes a long look around at all of the people. "Damn." He'd mutter to himself, eyes dancing from person to person. Eventually, he elects to simply stand by Eleyna for the time being.

Niccolo is just about to sit down near the fire, but wait! He is caught! Quickly cover the distance to Reese, he nods gratefully as he takes the gift. "Princess, thank you. This is too kind." He appraise the statute for a few moments. "Lovely." He turns to return to his seat.

Wylla giggles at Sparte's embarrassment, and now she's starting to be embarrassed too. But she smiles warmly at Waldemai, dipping a little curtsy as she hands him the ring. "I hope you like it!"

Niccolo is overheard praising Reese for: What an event!

Waldemai takes a good look at the ring. He's a crafter and knows his stuff! "Someone put a lot of work into this, Archlector. Very fine work. Thank you."

Sparte attempts to get the pendant on over his helmet when he sits back down, before releasing it has a clasp. He manages to get it on the second time, proceeding to shrink back into his seat with face full and properly red.

Reese heads back toward the front. "We also have the United Fleet of Compact to thank for our victory and such was under the command of High Lord Victus. Princess Caelis was the Oath lands Admiral. Mistress Kaede was the Redrain Admiral. Prince Antonio was the Lyceum Admiral. Master Merek commanded the Iron Guard Ships. Duchess Tyde comamnded her ships. Dame Eleanor represented the King. Master Magpie and Master Mayir came for the Grayphopes and recognized a shark for what it was. Lord Wash was there kicking butt. Lord Vano set a ship on fire and sent it toward our foes. The Red Serpent was sunk. Princess Isolde joined the Graysons with her prayers and was badly injured, but thank the thirteen she recovered. We lost Baron Estaban, who was commanding the Southport Fleet."

Cadenza gets United Fleet of Compact - Spring 1008 from a junky wood chest.

Violet has left the a pink pansy blanket.

Erin, Crimson Blades Private, Jin, Cranky Crimson Blades Sergeant leave, following Violet.

Victus gets United Fleet of Compact - Spring 1008 from a junky wood chest.

Reese gets a silver bracelet set with skylit aquamarines from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Mia gets United Fleet of Compact - Spring 1008 from a junky wood chest.

Felicia gets United Fleet of Compact - Spring 1008 from a junky wood chest.

Reese looks over to Alis. "Oh, I missed you Princess General Alis." She says, heading to her with a bracelet.

Samael gets United Fleet of Compact - Spring 1008 from a junky wood chest.

Gabriel gets United Fleet of Compact - Spring 1008 from a junky wood chest.

Isolde gets United Fleet of Compact - Spring 1008 from a junky wood chest.

Cadenza has left the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Isla, a small silver fox have been dismissed.

Claudio, the chivalrous knight have been dismissed.

Sofia, a saucy sailor's aide have been dismissed.

3 Fidante House Guards have been dismissed.

Wash gets United Fleet of Compact - Spring 1008 from a junky wood chest.

Reese gets a steel dagger with a black eyed sea serpent pommel from a charming wooden box with ten compartments.

Isolde gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Cadenza has joined the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

2 Ashford House Guard arrives, following Olivia.

Victus gets War of Spring 1008 - Support Grayson from a ratty wooden chest.

Reese gets fringes of aquamarine and sapphire small blade from a charming wooden box with ten compartments.

Victus gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Felicia gets War of Spring 1008 - Support Grayson from a ratty wooden chest.

Cadenza gets War of Spring 1008 - Support Grayson from a ratty wooden chest.

Alis has to laugh at that - really, laugh. "I'm easy to miss, especially in a crowd. You are kind to have thought of me at all, Princess Reese. Thank you." Said sincerely, the Valardin Princess inclines her head respectfully.

Victus gets Awards Program - Spring War - 1008 from a homely wooden chest.

Isolde gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Cadenza gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Victus gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Sabella has left the a stately wooden arbor with a gently curved arch adorned in climbing roses.

Sabella has joined the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Deliverance, an albino falcon arrives, delivering a message to Kaldur before departing.

Silas gets War of Spring 1008 - Support Grayson from a ratty wooden chest.

Titania gets United Fleet of Compact - Spring 1008 from a junky wood chest.

Titania gets War of Spring 1008 - Support Grayson from a ratty wooden chest.

Samael gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Silas gets United Fleet of Compact - Spring 1008 from a junky wood chest.

Victus gets Crovane Battle - Spring 1008 from a commonplace wood chest.

Mia gets War of Spring 1008 - Support Grayson from a ratty wooden chest.

Gabriel gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Gabriel is overheard praising Reese.

Isolde gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Mia gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Olivia arrives late and reading an evidently strange message (at least, as her expression seems to suggest). Looking a little intimidated by the crowds, she wends her way through, dodging people and pets (especially pets) until she can locate some family.

Reese gets an obsidian mosaic silver-linked choker from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Olivia has joined the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

Reese gets a pair of brushed silver hairpins crowned with pink chalcedony roses from a charming wooden box with ten compartments.

Wash reads over the pamphlet and snorts. He reaches for his whiskey again, shaking his head.

Olivia gets Part One Battle for Crovane - Grayson from flimsy driftwood bookcase.

Reese heads over to Isolde, giving her a choker. "Not as darkly beautiful as you Princess, but I did try. I am not surprised the Gods listened to your prayers."

"My wife spat our kid out on the Red Serpent!" The Thrax calls over the crowd. "Ain't never gonna be a vessel so special to me for the rest of time." Victus' attention is briefly stolen as his stewardess comes along to whisper into his ear. "She wants... All of 'em?" His grimace returns in earnest, though he relents. The High Lord starts making the rounds of the chests, plucking one book from each one and stowing it away in his coat. "'Scuse me..."

Eleyna looks at Victus and gives him a nod when he approaches before she murmurs something to Luca, hands him something, and then turns for the exit, spurring her lady's maid and guards into action with her.

Reese then heads over to Olivia. "And Lady Olivia, for your healing at Stormwall."

Wylla's stil going strong. She's got a steel dagger and another small blade in her hands. One of the attendants murmurs a quiet word to her, reaching out to take them from her. Apparently Emily's dagger before was dangerous enough. "Highlord Victus Thrax and Lord Wash Kennex!" she calls out.

13 House Velenosa Guards, Sybilla, the Lenosian lady's maid leave, following Eleyna.

Reese drops low-budget wooden crate.

Getting to her feet with the help of her cane, Isolde gives Reese a brilliant smile. "You're sweet, dear cousin." She says, taking the choker carefully. "Thank you for choosing to honor me tonight and for this stunning gift."

Victus has joined the a pink pansy blanket.

Ian nudges Wash when Wylla calls his name.

Cadenza gets Setarco Naval Battle - Grayson from low-budget wooden crate.

Olivia manages to find her brother, but is quickly shooed to go and get a program. She does, scurrying over and back, just in time for Reese to come along. "Oh, they're very pretty!" she declares, looking at the hairpins. "Look at the stones, just like little flowers..."

Victus gets Setarco Naval Battle - Grayson from low-budget wooden crate.

Samael stands up and claps for Isolde before sitting back down next to Gabriel, the two returning hushed words.

Samael gets Setarco Naval Battle - Grayson from low-budget wooden crate.

Silas gets Setarco Naval Battle - Grayson from low-budget wooden crate.

Gabriel gets Setarco Naval Battle - Grayson from low-budget wooden crate.

Malesh gets War of Spring 1008 - Support Grayson from a ratty wooden chest.

"This started as a Grayson's Awards ceremony, before well..I couldn't limit it such." Reese murmurs. "And this was the first book I wrote. The one on the Graysons who came to the sea battle. Including Lady Peri who command the ships of our vassals. Lord Kaldur who remained at her side and was quite fierce. My sister Lou with her bow. Lady Arianna who protected Princess Isolde. Lord Graham who fought fiercely and Prince Luca who did as well."

Mia gets Setarco Naval Battle - Grayson from low-budget wooden crate.

Malesh gets Setarco Naval Battle - Grayson from low-budget wooden crate.

Kaldur gets Setarco Naval Battle - Grayson from low-budget wooden crate.

Juliana gets Setarco Naval Battle - Grayson from low-budget wooden crate.

Wash heaves a sigh, and after Victus takes his first steps, follows his liege's liege's liege to the counter. He can barely contain his amusement, shaking his head with every step and restraining himself.

Malesh gets United Fleet of Compact - Spring 1008 from a junky wood chest.

Victus hears his name called and steps up to the procession, a curious quirk of his brow following.

Reese gets tempest edges of the storm dagger from a charming wooden box with ten compartments.

Wylla looks puzzled at Wash's amusement. The attendant presses the serpent-pommeled dagger into Victus' hand, and the aquamarine and sapphire blade into Wash's hand. "Is there something funny?" She's a bit puzzled, looking to Victus after she asks Wash. Perhaps he can solve the mystery.

Reese starts over to Kaldur, heading him a dagger. "A storm dagger for a Lord of the Sea."

Victus wields a steel dagger with a black eyed sea serpent pommel.

Wash has left the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Waldemai stays away from those nasty books full of unintelligible scribbles, and eyes his nice new ring instead.

Wash has joined the a pink pansy blanket.

Kaldur tips his head back and whistles, shrill and sharp, at the call of his sister's name and those they sailed with. His clapping resumes, though with less interesting polyrhythms via Lady Kenna and Dame Faye. He roars an exhortation for the efforts.

Reese heads over to Luca, handing him a bottle of vodka next. "Thanks for keeping me safe." She says toward him.

Reese drops a banal wooden chest.

Cadenza gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Samael gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Victus gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Kaldur gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Genevieve has left the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Isolde gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Felicia gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Silas gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Olenna, 4 Thrax Guards, Pellinor arrive, following Alarissa.

Luca accepts the bottle of vodka, giving it a quick look. He leans in the press a kiss to his wife's cheek as she passes along to continue with the ceremony, though he does murmur something as well.

Mia gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Juliana gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Isolde gets War of Spring 1008 - Support Grayson from a ratty wooden chest.

Alarissa has joined the a pink pansy blanket.

Gabriel gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Gabriel gets War of Spring 1008 - Support Grayson from a ratty wooden chest.

Alarissa makes her way in, getting help from someone taller to pick out where Victus is, and makes her way to him quickly and quietly.

Samael gets War of Spring 1008 - Support Grayson from a ratty wooden chest.

Malesh gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Olivia gets War of Spring 1008 - Support Grayson from a ratty wooden chest.

Wylla looks puzzled at something Wash says. As Alarissa approaches, apparently the confusion still hasn't abated any!

Olivia gets Setarco Naval Battle - Grayson from low-budget wooden crate.

Victus' gaze widens a fraction when he's presented with a delightfully designed blade, bearing all the markings of a nice Thraxian descent too. He holds it up to the sky, picking out its little features as he turns it in his calloused hands. "Well shit, that is some fine craftsmanship. It's fancy as fuck and looks like it could cut pretty well..." His head turns on a swivel when his wife arrives. "'RISSA! LOOK!" He points to the bit of steel. "They gave me something sharp! IT'S PERFECT!"

Olivia gets United Fleet of Compact - Spring 1008 from a junky wood chest.

Olivia gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Sabella has left the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Emily gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Echo has left the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

A messenger arrives, delivering a message to Niklas before departing.

Sabella has joined the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Wash wields fringes of aquamarine and sapphire small blade.

Reese heads back toward the front. "Also we had two special teams. The choir of Compact which included Princess Sorrel, Baroness Lucita and Princess Tikva. They were protected and guarded by Lord Ian. Their music did great things. We also had a special team that did things beyond my understanding, but great things that helped turn the tyde. They included Prince Laric, Princess Astraea, Mistress Faye, Dame Morrighan, Princess Katarina and Lord Darrow."

Leana, an Igniseri Guard, Tamsin arrive, following Luis.

A messenger arrives, delivering a message to Mia before departing.

Titania gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Wash displays his blade with less aplomb and turns to show it to the crowd as well. "It was a pleasure to serve." He says modestly, though it's clear he wants to say something more, he restrains himself.

Reese gets a teardrop lacquer pendant capturing a bit of the ocean from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Wash has left the a pink pansy blanket.

Wash has joined the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Alarissa has left the a pink pansy blanket.

Waldemai cheers for the Choir. "They saved a lot of us!" he shouts, for those who had not heard.

Ian catches his name, but probably not the context, and lifts his head. He looks around.

Reese gets a silver pendent set with skylit aquamarines from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.



Arriving perhaps more than fashionably late, Luis at least arrives in fashion. Dressed as though he were likely uprooted from a rather formal gathering, the man wears silks of sable, crimson and gold, while bearing a pair of swords that are clutched in one hand, sheathed and wrapped in cloth, but easier for running. Breathing heavy he quickly looks around the place and then finding a familiar face, he starts to move in that direction.

Apparently Ian's name is not done being called! "Lord Ian Kennex!" Wylla chirps. "And Faye Ruger!" She dangles two pendants towards the crowd, and they glitter as they swing.

Victus has left the a pink pansy blanket.

Victus has joined the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Reese starts to Luis. "Oh, I missed you Lord Luis. Thanks for all you did for us." She says, handing him a bottle of gin.

Zoey looks up from her conversation at the picnic table to grin at Victus' delight at his gift. She nudges Ian, then and murmurs.

Olivia spends a few moments putting up her hair with her recent gift from the Princess. It's... a passable job, given the on-the-spot nature of the whole thing and lack of her proper vanity. She does then look around and give a little applaud for the singers, when they're mentioned.

Reese heads over to Ignacio next. Apparently she missed a few people before. Her cheeks are pink. She hands him a bottle of Kennix Blackberry Vodka. "Thank you Lord Ignacio, Commander of the Fidante troops."

Faye gives a small curtsey to Reese as the Princess calls out her name. "Thank you, Your Highness. You are too kind." She turns as Wylla calls out her name and goes over to accept her pendent. "Thank you so much. It's lovely."

Alarissa has joined the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.



Luis arches a brow as Reese states she has something for him and he bows his head, changing direction so that he may approach her. Swords in one hand and a bottle of gin in the other, he bows his head, saluting with the bottle before backing away. "Thank you, your highness," he states, quietly moving away, and looking back towards the crowds of people. "I will treasure it even after it is gone," he admits.

Ian braces himself on the table and stands, but doesn't make any move to actually go over to Wylla. He's able to get a servant to take the trip for him. Lazy.

A servant hands Reese a bottle of rum next even as she heads over to Dario. "Marquis Dario." She says, offering him such. A smile is given over to Luis.

Reese drops an ordinary wooden chest.

Victus gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Wylla smiles at Ian's servant, passing one of the pendants towards him, as her gaze finds Ian in the crowd. She offers the man a smile and a dip of her head, before she turns to Faye. "Gods walk with you!" she exclaims as she passes the pendant over too.

Cadenza gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Olivia gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Felicia gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Malesh gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Silas gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Reese drops an economical chest.

Juliana gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Kaldur gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Mia gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Kaine gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Isolde gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Olivia gets Those Lost to the Dark Sea - Grayson from an economical chest.

Malesh gets Those Lost to the Dark Sea - Grayson from an economical chest.

Emily notes Luis after turning her head from the conversation at the table. She lifts her hand and straightens from her place at the table to wave him over. Sabella's arrival earns her a smile, "Princess, so good to see you and I think we are alright. The Princess Reese has done a lovely job."

Isolde gets Those Lost to the Dark Sea - Grayson from an economical chest.

Mia gets Those Lost to the Dark Sea - Grayson from an economical chest.

Victus gets Those Lost to the Dark Sea - Grayson from an economical chest.

Titania gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Silas gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Samael gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Samael gets Those Lost to the Dark Sea - Grayson from an economical chest.

Ignacio flashes a grin over to Reese as he stands up, making his way over to her, "No, thank you your highness. I appreciate a fine gift and you put a lot of effort in making sure that people are recognized. We all know our duty in things and perform it proudly." He accepts the bottle, nodding to her before returning to his chair.

Juliana gets Those Lost to the Dark Sea - Grayson from an economical chest.

Faye gets Special Strike Forces - Spring 1008 from a banal wooden chest.

Gabriel gets Those Lost to the Dark Sea - Grayson from an economical chest.

Isolde has left the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

3 Grayson Guardsmen, Philip, an overworked assistant, Crown Observer Barcus arrive, following Calarian.

Wash gets Those Lost to the Dark Sea - Grayson from an economical chest.

3 Grayson Guardsmen, Philip, an overworked assistant, Crown Observer Barcus leave, following Calarian.

Gabriel gets The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 from an ordinary wooden chest.

Wash has left the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Kaine gets Those Lost to the Dark Sea - Grayson from an economical chest.

Orazio stands, quietly, as a priest approaches to speak to him. He nods, frowns, and gestures for the priest to lead the way, making his way from the grounds.

Silas puts The Lost - Spring Battle 1008 in an ordinary wooden chest.

Orazio has left the a sky blue hammock stretched between two trees.

Luis gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Felicia gets Those Lost to the Dark Sea - Grayson from an economical chest.

Silas gets Those Lost to the Dark Sea - Grayson from an economical chest.

Titania gets Those Lost to the Dark Sea - Grayson from an economical chest.

Sometime after Eleyna's departure, Prince Luca can be spotted slipping out of the Grayson Grounds with little fanfare. He's quiet when he needs to be. There's a bottle of vodka in one hand and a small box in the other.

Giuseppe, a kindly old man leaves, following Luca.



With gin in hand, Luis wanders through, picking up pamphlets and chuckling as he reads one, "Seems like my commanding was so bad they simply put warrior, perhaps to be polite," he says to one of the tables as he walks by. Throwing a wink across the space.

Zoey gets Black Berry Brandy with Smooth Floral Notes from a monogrammed black calfskin satchel with silk lining.

Juliana gets Battle for Setarco - Spring 1008 from a medicore wooden chest.

Luis r/history

Reese heads back to the front. "Sadly we lost many to the dark sea." Reese murmurs in a somber voice. "Lord Killian who was killed by Murder Dogs going after Dame Zhayla's killers. Dame Zhayla who was killed by the said dogs after putting up a long term fight. Lady Aislin who vanished at sea. Lady Eirlys who passed in Crovane saving many, including Dame Esoka. Baron Estaban who died n the sea battle and Princess Serefine who died in the Setarco ground battle. I cannot do them justice and they had memorials, but I thought they should be mentioned."

Zoey pulls a bottle of brandy from her satchel and wiggles the cork out of the top. She sets it down in the middle of the picnic table and nudges it towards the others.

Cadenza suddenly gets a messenger. Standing up she adjusts what fabric that is there and looks to Ignacio. "My love?" At that she looks to those she knows, bowing then making he way to with the Rose Knight.

"I'll see to it," Joslyn says to Emily. "I always enjoy meeting a new challenger, and a recent loss as proven to me that I still have many areas to improve in," she grins easily enough. She waves to Cadenza. "Write me sometime. I'd love to come see you again, perhaps in a quieter setting next time."

Reese drops a worn-out wooden chest.

Mia gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Cadenza gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Victus gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Felicia gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Kaine gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Juliana gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Sabella gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Silas gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Olivia gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Sparte gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Cadenza has left the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Ignacio has left the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

3 Fidante House Guards leaves, following Ignacio.

3 Fidante House Guards, Isla, a small silver fox, Claudio, the chivalrous knight, Sofia, a saucy sailor's aide, Ignacio leave, following Cadenza.



Luis, noting the wave of Emily does move in that direction, finding himself standing behind her as the table is full, but that does not stop him from resting a hand upon her shoulder and leaning in to whisper something in her ear.

3 Fidante House Guards arrives, following Ignacio.

3 Fidante House Guards, Isla, a small silver fox, Claudio, the chivalrous knight, Sofia, a saucy sailor's aide, Ignacio arrive, following Cadenza.

Titania gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

3 Fidante House Guards leaves, following Ignacio.

3 Fidante House Guards, Isla, a small silver fox, Claudio, the chivalrous knight, Sofia, a saucy sailor's aide, Ignacio leave, following Cadenza.

Malesh gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Kaldur gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Gabriel gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Gabriel gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Rising to embrace Cadenza, Emily then nods to Joslyn, "Then we shall, I have a few outstanding spars to keep but I can already tell we are going to get on, Lady Joslyn, more than just a working relationship," she admits and turns to regard Luis as he crosses the grounds with his bottle of gin as she settles back into her chair and listens to his words before she counters with her own and then says, "It seems they know you rather well.."

Emily gets Spring War 1008 - Compact Support from a worn-out wooden chest.

Alis has left the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

Reese looks over to Malesh. "Oh, Marquis Malesh. I am sorry I forgot you." She says in his direction. "Mistress Josceline has agreed to make orignal piece for one person and I choose that for you."

Reese drops The Sword and Shield of After.

Sir Rhys, a Valardin Knight, Laurene, a military adjutant leave, following Alis.

Though she's settled in at her bench, Olivia can't help but look up a little sadly at Reese's last. Still, she offers a smile for the inclusion of the Ashford losses.

Kaldur gets a messenger and politely excuses himself from the festivities. These messengers... how do you get a piece of what they make? For real.

Kaldur has left the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

Reese heads back to the front once again. "The war would have been lost without all the great support given from home base. Princess Gwenna donated this painting and I choose it for the King, as he made the very hard choices that allowed us to only survive, but to thrive."

Preston has left the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Balian, a Templar squire, Guy, a hunting kestrel leave, following Preston.

Sabella has left the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

"I think you're right, Lady Emily," Joslyn says, rising to her feet and brushing off the skirts of her dress. "It was a pleasure getting to speak with you more candidly. I'll be keeping in touch more in the future," she promises.

Reese heads the painting over to Wylla, allowing her to give such to the king.

Sabella has joined the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

Reese picks up The Sword and Shield of After.

Titania looks to Joslyn, "Lady Joslyn, when you have a chance you should stop over again." she smiles to her.

Reese then starts over to Harlan, handing him a bottle of Red wine. "Thank you, Duke Harlan."

Wylla is being burdened with paintings again! "Violet?" She's looking for her assistant, at the same time that she looks over to Alaric at the arbor.

Reese gets Velvet Lined Wooden Gift Box from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Kaine is overheard praising Reese for: For running a big event where I got to learn about some recent history.

Alaric stands to acknowledge his gift of a painting to be named later. "Thank you most graciously, Princess Reese. Your generosity and endeavor bring great honor to House Grayson and the Compact," he declares with pride then he also smiles appreciatively at Wynna even though she doesn't actually have anything to give him.

And, since Violet seems to have cruelly abandoned her to her fate, Wylla does her best to lug the painting that way. "Dame Harrow!" she calls out. And she gives Belladonna a pleading look too. Itzal? She tries very hard not to look at, for whatever reason.

Reese starts over to Zoey a moment later, having her a small gift box. "Thank you for support of Compact from home."

Joslyn regards Titania. "Are you busy at the moment?" She wonders. "I have no plans for the rest of the evening.

Zoey looks a little surprised when Reese starts in her direction, but she stands and accepts the box. "You're too sweet, Princess Reese," she says with a warm smile. "Thank you."

Reese gets a silver haircomb set with skylit aquamarines from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Malesh is kist being a good listening but when he gets called out and his clerk confirms it is him he stepsforward. "Princess Reese, you are too kind..." he's a little pink, but goes on, "I don't really spoil myself too much, so that will make for a nice treat. Again, thank you."

"I would swoop down to take some of your burden, dearest Archlector, but I wouldn't want to cause embarassment!" says Itzal from his seat at the wooden arbor, smiling brightly towards Wylla.

Holding on to Luis' hand that was upon her shoulder while he stands behind her, Emily affords Joslyn a nod as she rises. "I look forward to it. And to working with you," she says and listens to something Luis says before she rises slowly and looks to those at the table. "Marquis, you deserve and the rest of you have a good evening," she expresses to Titania and Joslyn.

Emily has left the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Felicia glances towards the rest of the king's retinue, then nods towards one of them to go help Wylla with the painting with a small smile for the Archlector and a brief grin Alaric's way,"We'll make sure it gets back to the palace safely for you, your Majesty."

Wylla oofs around the painting, before smiling relievedly as Felicia moves to help out. The painting isn't dropped! But she does cringe, just a little, at Itzal's words, turning studiously away. Nothing to see here! Onto the next gifts!

Reese starts to Alarissa. "Thank you Princess Alarissa. You are always so supportive to us all." She says softly.

Titania smiles, "If you wanted to help me waddle back to the manor in a few moments." she smiles, "I like to stay a little longer." she smiles.

"I am glad to do so Princess Reese." Alarissa calls over with a smile on her face. "As the compact needs, so I give."

Joslyn nods slowly to Titania. "I'm in no hurry," she says. "I'd love to help you home, all the same."

Belladonna has left the a stately wooden arbor with a gently curved arch adorned in climbing roses.

Reese heads over to Silas next. "Thanks for commanding the Iron Guard and keeping us safe at home, Baron Silas." She hands him a keg of spring booze.

Silas momentarily sets aside all the colorful programs on the bench and stands to accept Reese's gift - a cask of ale! Silas beams and bows graciously to the princess. "You honor me, Princess. Thank you. My family will thoroughly appreciate this."

Reese gets a pair of sterling silver earrings set with multi-hued Gemecittan quartz from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Reese starts toward Sabella a moment later, handing her pair of earrings. "Thank you, Sister." She says softly in her direction.

Reese puts an expressionless mask in a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Reese puts a gossamer winged silk half mask in a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Reese gets a gossamer winged silk half mask from a gorgeous wooden armoire with flowery motif.

Felicia settles for having to leave Alaric's safety in the hands of his usual retinue, opting to take the painting over to the palace herself.

Felicia has left the a stately wooden arbor with a gently curved arch adorned in climbing roses.

Sabella had been about to reply to Olivia and then Reese is there and she looks surprised, "Oh, Reese, there were probably dozens of people who did more than I. Well, at least three." She says with a smile, reaching out to give her busy sister a quick hug before she moves on. "Thank you! They're gorgeous!"

Malesh has left the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Stonewood Clerk leaves, following Malesh.

Reese searches around, finding a winged mask. She hands such to Wylla. "Because you very artistic and lovely and helped me such and Compact with the songs before the battle." She says, handing such over.

Reese drops an apple-wine crate.

Reese drops a simple gallery.

Reese drops a basic art gallery.

Victus gets Grayson green apple wine from an apple-wine crate.



Luis bows his head once again to Reese in thanks as well as nodding to all those people that offered him congratulations, of which there was only one, but that's not going to deter the Igniseri Lord. As things start to move into the more private awards, Luis moves slightly, finding Emily at his side as they slip off into the night.

Zoey gets Grayson green apple wine from an apple-wine crate.

2 House Deepwood Guards, Rona, Aurora, a dark coated Oakhaven bloodhound leave, following Emily.

Leana, an Igniseri Guard, Tamsin, Emily leave, following Luis.

The Grayson servants bring out yet more things. "I forgot that we got Grayson apple wine for everyone. It it is a little dart like we are. And I there are paintings. If one wishes they can take one. To remember the battles."

Titania gets Grayson green apple wine from an apple-wine crate.

Juliana gets Grayson green apple wine from an apple-wine crate.

Wylla blinks in surprise. "I didn't do much, Reese! i just... I just blessed the Choir's songs; I... thank you!" She's turned a deep crimson now, and she holds the mask over her face slightly to hide that blush. It doesn't do a very good job.

Michael gets Grayson green apple wine from an apple-wine crate.

Michael gets Grayson green apple wine from an apple-wine crate.

Wylla gets Grayson green apple wine from an apple-wine crate.

Olivia gets Grayson green apple wine from an apple-wine crate.

Silas gets The Dawn of Spring from a simple gallery.

Mia gets Grayson green apple wine from an apple-wine crate.

Silas gets The Ever Standing Mountains from a basic art gallery.

Faye gets Grayson green apple wine from an apple-wine crate.

Titania gets The Dawn of Spring from a simple gallery.

Olivia gets The Dawn of Spring from a simple gallery.

Silas gets Grayson green apple wine from an apple-wine crate.

Olivia gets The Ever Standing Mountains from a basic art gallery.

Juliana gets The Dawn of Spring from a simple gallery.

Titania gets The Ever Standing Mountains from a basic art gallery.

Mia gets The Ever Standing Mountains from a basic art gallery.

Michael gets The Ever Standing Mountains from a basic art gallery.

Juliana gets The Ever Standing Mountains from a basic art gallery.

Sabella gets The Dawn of Spring from a simple gallery.

Michael gets The Dawn of Spring from a simple gallery.

Wylla gets The Dawn of Spring from a simple gallery.

Mia gets The Dawn of Spring from a simple gallery.

Wylla gets The Ever Standing Mountains from a basic art gallery.

Niklas gets Grayson green apple wine from an apple-wine crate.

Sabella gets The Ever Standing Mountains from a basic art gallery.

Silas gets The Ever Standing Mountains from a basic art gallery.

Silas puts The Ever Standing Mountains in a basic art gallery.

Titania looks to Joslyn a bit of a wince on her face, "I think I have had enought excitment for this evening." her hand rests on her belly she looks a bit pale and tired.

Joslyn nods to Titania, offering the other woman her arm. "Of course, I'll take you home," she says, dipping her head to Reese. "Well done, Princess Reese," Joslyn says with a warm smile.

Niklas gets The Dawn of Spring from a simple gallery.

Sabella has left the a cozy campfire surrounded by boulders and wooden perches.

Sabella has joined the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Faye has left the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

3 Armed Confessors leaves, following Faye.

Titania has left the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Paintings! The embarrassment is forgotten about, as Wylla all but beelines for the paintings. "They're so /pretty/!" she audibly approves, smiling broadly at the sight of both of the artworks.

Titania smiles to Reese nodding her head, "A wonderful gathering your highness." she smiles softly taking Joslyns arm and starts to waddle along with her thank the gods they do not have far to go.

Reese goes to get a bottle of apple-wine, seemingly for herself. She gives all gathered here a smile of greeting that touches her eyes. Her cheeks are pink, but blue eyes are somber for some reason or another. "Thank you for all coming and what you did in the battle. I am sorry to those I missed." She murmurs. She then goes to find a place to at the fountain, looking suddenly something, drained maybe.

Reese has joined the a serene stone bowl fountain with accented grooves.

Juliana has left the a sturdy redwood picnic table with bench seats.

Victus is overheard praising Reese for: Honorable shit at this here ceremony, yep.

Victus is overheard praising Wylla for: Poor lady had to lug around so much weight. What a trooper.

Titania is overheard praising Reese.

Titania is overheard praising Wylla.

Reese is overheard praising Wylla for: Couldn't have don without you.

Reese is overheard praising Josephine for: making so mamy gifts

Joslyn is overheard praising Reese.

Olivia is overheard praising Reese.

Alaric is overheard praising Wylla for: Thank you for assisting with the ceremony!

Olivia is overheard praising Wylla.

Olivia is overheard praising Josephine.

Zoey puts Black Berry Brandy with Smooth Floral Notes in a monogrammed black calfskin satchel with silk lining.

Mia is overheard praising Reese for: Ever generous and thoughtful.

Itzal has left the a stately wooden arbor with a gently curved arch adorned in climbing roses.

Sparte has left the a pair of redwood benches with slatted backs.

Wilhelm the Iron Messenger have been dismissed.

Gene Erique, Guardsman have been dismissed.

Michael is overheard praising Reese.

Michael is overheard praising Reese.

Michael is overheard praising Reese.

Michael is overheard praising Reese.

Alaric is overheard praising Reese for: I am very appreciative of the hard work and comprehensive effort you put into today's ceremony. On behalf of all of House Grayson, thank you Reese!

Joslyn smiles, supporting Titania all along the way, really she's more than willing to get nice and close to the other woman.

Alaric has left the a stately wooden arbor with a gently curved arch adorned in climbing roses.

Joslyn has left the a whiskey barrel table finished with metal rivets.

Conker, the Ornery Red Squirrel, Dame Barkley, a chocolate tri beagle leave, following Joslyn.

Joslyn leaves, following Titania.

Wylla has left the a pink pansy blanket.

Conker, the Ornery Red Squirrel, Dame Barkley, a chocolate tri beagle arrive, following Joslyn.

Joslyn arrives, following Titania.

Conker, the Ornery Red Squirrel, Dame Barkley, a chocolate tri beagle leave, following Joslyn.

Joslyn leaves, following Titania.



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