In other news, the fundraising challenge between Sir Siegfried Brandbeorn and Sir Evander Maclachlan drew to a successful close. Sir Siegfried had originally promised to cut off his long hair if Sir Evander could raise $1000 for the Commissariat and the Scribal fund. Sir Siegfried accepted and counterchallenged Sir Evander to shave off all hair above the waist (except eyebrows) if he could raise the same amount for the Regalia Fund and the Chirurgeonate. Both challenges were successful, and so after Court, the shaving began. Raffle tickets were sold to benefit the Travel Fund to do the honours, and at the end, the two knights were decidedly smoother.
Another fundraising challenge by House Blacksword to other Ealdormere households for the Commissariat also raised over $500.