This last weekend, Gerald and I were fortunate enough to have the occasion to attend 12th Night, hosted by the Barony of Lions Gate. I looked forward to this event with great anticipation, as it was not only my first formal event in the SCA, but also my first opportunity to observe a coronation.
This gathering was quite distinctive, and I found that fact to be both enjoyable and sometimes a bit disappointing. It was lovely to stay in a hotel where I felt comfortable wearing velvet without any worries about it getting wet or muddy. 🙂
The Royal Court on Saturday was long, but sincerely touching.
In the evening we went dancing. I have to extend my most sincere gratitude to several gentlemen of An Tir, with whom I had no previous acquaintance. They were gracious and kind as they helped me learn a variety of country dances. What a wonderful way to spend an evening ~ dancing with my lord, Gerald.
Unfortunately, I did not have the good fortune to see any of my friends this last weekend. I was a bit disappointed to find that this type of event was primarily a gathering of people who are already friends. At times, I felt like an outsider. Gerald and I found that we missed our friends from River’s Bend.
We did enjoy shopping with the many merchants in attendance. A delightful woman was selling hand painted game boards and we found a charming one to bring home for Mirella.
All together, we had a splendid weekend. Our deepest gratitude to the people of Lions Gate for all of their work in hosting this momentous occasion.