belfebe (belfebe) wrote,


Night on the Town was a lot of fun, as usual. We arrived to find that there were various scenarios planned for the morning melees, while the woods battle was scheduled for the afternoon. The first scenario was a bit weird and did not work as well as one may have thought, probably because there was very little room for anyone to maneuver -- what with the defenders all crammed inside a cabin, while whe bulk of the attackers (about 20 of us) waiting outside and only a very small door to work with. Add to that the fact that someone had planted flowers in front of the door, which we were warned not to stomp on, and you have a recipe for disaster. The result was predictable, some of the flowers were stomped on, and there was no way that people could really get in the action.

The second scenario was better: A field battle in which the "peasants" and the "nobles" were supposed to capture bags of gold, the team with the most bags wins. Well, the first part was sort of confusing and I managed to get killed very merrily, very quickly. However, the second part, where they allowed for the teams to steal from each other, was a lot more fun. Me and my girls (tanathe and shenafin) were given the task of being "the bag ladies" and, by goodness we took it seriously. We managed not only to capture a good bunch of bags, but we also went ahead and stole the rest from the other team. Plus we did a damned good job at defending the captured bags.

"Hey, where do you think you're going with that? We stole those bags fair and square! Die, thief, die!"

That was loads of fun.

"So, how does a Baroness manage to end up in the side of the peasants?"

"They told me that we would have pitchforks. I was misinformed."

"So why didn't you switch sides then?"

"They gave me beer."

After that, we attended Arghyle's FS prize and much fun was had by all. In the afternoon, I decided to skip the woods battle and just go out and chill. I had a great time with Michael von Shonsee and his lady, who fed me macadamia nuts from Hawaii.

Mmmmm . . . macadamia nuts.

After that, I went and geeked with AoD for a good while, swapped stories, and got some very good tips on solving some of the problems with my French Gown of Insanity. I am also happy to report that I got some very nifty hat feathers from her, which perfectly match the gown. I am a very happy belfebe.

And last but not least, at the end of the afternoon I got a lesson on rapier and cloak from Aedan, one of my mostest favorite Provosts.

"Hi Aedan. It's 4:30 in the afternoon and I am happy to report that I have managed not to cuss at anyone. Can I get a lesson now?"

(Don't ask.)

Aedan is a fun teacher, and he gave me very good pointers not only on fighting with rapier and cloak, but also on how to actually make an effective fighting cloak. We are to have lesson two at a future event. I do hope to have my new fighting cloak finished by then and hopefully not to look like a klutz when attempting to use it.

Practice, practice, practice. That is the secret.

After the event, we all headed off home separately since no one was staying for feast. We must be very well tuned to each other as most of us still ended up at Famous Dave's BBQ. There we also found a bunch of the Eastern fencers from Tadcaster's Militia, and had all sorts of fun having a "civilized foodfight" between the two tables. A civilized foodfight means that, instead of throwing stuff at anyone's table, you send someone with a small piece of food on a plate or a napkin who deposits it politely on the other table along with the sender's regards. This went on for a while and it ended when we could not find anything interesting left to send to their table, and we all took a napkin and straws and made white flags of surrender.

When we got home, my Tudor Tailor was awaiting me. Yay!

I have been drooling all day over it, and I will be posting a review soon.

Stay tuned.

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