[LOC] Bal d'Argent & Baronial Investiture

Come to the Investiture of the next Baron and Baroness of Ildhafn, the Bal d'Argent, classes covering all a gentleman needs to know, and lots of fabulous food - all set in London in 1600.

Date - 12-14th September 08
Place - Ildhafn (Auckland, NZ)
Cost - NZ$40, or NZ$55 with extra meals (for adult members, for whole event, paid before the 12th of August - email me or consult the website for non-members, children, etc).

In full:
The event is set in London, in 1600. It begins on Friday evening, with a delightful supper, provided through the evening, that travellers may refresh themselves as they arrive. This will be accompanied by light amusements - singing, dancing, music and games, before the final court of Inigo and Cecilia, Baron and Baroness of Ildhafn.

Saturday and Sunday will be filled with classes suitable young gentlemen studying to be lawyers at the Inns of Court. The classes will cover the arts of Defence and Dancing, both Italian and English, riding, the creation of Theatrickal Amusements, and even the Manner of Conducting a Trial. (We fear some discord amongst the teachers - each holds firmly to his own school, and contemns the others, which is the cause of much discontent).

On Saturday evening - the Bal d'Argent! And not just a ball, but a Masque, wherein agents of Love and Chastity debate, and in which even the Flora and Fauna of our land will be moved to dance! After - and during - the masque, all shall dance measures, galliards, voltas, corantoes, branles and even country dances to the varied music of several consorts, before retiring for luxurious supper.

Sunday will contain not only classes, but, around noon, a grand celebratory feast in honour of our new Baron and Baroness. But who are they to be? you ask, and when to be invested? . . . These are secret matters, not yet to be revealed - be assured that our Crown has it well in hand, and will make all known to us at the proper time.

We citizens of Ildhafn will do our best to arrange billeting and transport for any visitors who require it - the earlier you book, the more comfortable your bed!

your servant,
Katherina Weyssin von Regenspurk Location:
Barony of Ildhafn (Auckland, New Zealand)