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Author Topic: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.  (Read 3124 times)

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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2016, 03:42:22 pm »
It seems to me that Lady Rothana and Sister Helena will have their hands rather full in keeping a bunch of lively young men from being distracted by the "uh, scenery", and Sextus might find some compensation for his humiliation by Kelson.

Of course Derry is far too responsible to allow any of the young Lords to be led astray...
"All the world’s a stage,
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They have their exits and their entrances;
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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2016, 08:50:14 am »
Of course Derry is responsible...that's why he was chosen. And I believe Countess Celsie murmured something about new embroidery on his intimate apparel...
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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2016, 03:39:36 pm »
"Can you even make sunscreen with non-futuristic ingredients?" Sister Helena asked Sister Therese.

"It's a cream to block the sunshine from reaching the skin and tanning it, yes?" the Infirmarian asked. "Yes, I might have something here that will do the trick."  Scanning her shelves, she stopped before a stoppered glass bottle.  "Flower of zinc, yes, that should do it." She took the bottle down from the shelf.  "I'll mix it into a salve--or would you prefer an oil?--to make it easier to smooth over all exposed areas of the body."  She turned back to face Helena. "Of course, the salve will make them a very pale, ghostly white, but it works a treat.  We wouldn't want them to return more tanned than they set forth, of course!"

Helena laughed. "Of course not! Can't have them coming back to Court looking completely unfashionable!" She grinned. "Could you mix a bit of blue in?  They could pretend it's woad."

Tessa giggled....



"CELSIE!!!!!"

The Countess of Derry peeked cautiously into her bedchamber. "Yes, my lord?" 

Her irate husband glared back at her.  "What in the name of all that is holy did you do to my braies?"

"Just a little protective stitchery," she replied with a smile. 

"And who is it meant to protect?" he asked with a fierce scowl.

"Why, you, of course!"  If you're unable to remove them, you can hardly fall into temptation when you're faced with all those bathing beauties on the faraway coastline of Youessaye, now can you? She kept that thought to herself, of course.  Derry seemed quite annoyed with her as it was without adding insult to injury.

"And how," he asked in a steely, overly polite tone, "am I meant to remove them when it comes time to ...ah...answer Nature's call?"

A qualm of misgiving stirred up in Celsie.  "My lord?"

"HOW AM I  MEANT TO GO TO THE BLOODY GARDEROBE?!?!?!"

"Ohhhh."  Celsie blushed.  "Here, let me help you off with those.  I think I might need to rethink the stitchwork a bit...."

"In necessariis unitas, in non-necessariis libertas, in utrisque caritas."

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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2016, 04:25:42 pm »
 :o ;D :o ;D  ;)
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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2016, 07:51:08 pm »
OUCH! I was just thinking that Celsie might prevent Derry's admiration of scantily-clad damsels from becoming too...obvious.  I was thinking of Kelson's reaction to Aidilh in Outfoxed: '"Tight trews on a woman; sweet Jesú, I'm glad I was on horseback and hid behind a saddle when I saw that!”' Celsie trusts Derry, of course, she'd just rather he be...immune to the charms...of bathing beauties and women old enough to be his grandmother!

Avisa might want a pair or two of subtly-stitched braies for Sextus. Meraude and Richenda might want several pairs each for their sons.

P.S. I'm glad no one has been offended by my light-hearted treatment of their petitions and their characters  ;D
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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2016, 12:34:45 pm »
As my original post was intended as light relief in trying times I'm delighted that folk have taken it forward.
Poor Sextus I'm not sure which is
worse:  his dressing down from Kelson or the step-son in holy orders I gave him in "Nunc Dimittis"
"All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts."
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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2016, 12:40:21 pm »
Sextus says his step-son priest is worse. There are now 2 too many priests at Arilan family gatherings. And Taggert just happens to mention Sextus' latest escapades whenever Denis is around...

Hope the escapades don't involve tu-tus...

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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2016, 03:29:03 pm »
Sextus says his step-son priest is worse. There are now 2 too many priests at Arilan family gatherings. And Taggert just happens to mention Sextus' latest escapades whenever Denis is around...

Hope the escapades don't involve tu-tus...

No, Sextus' escapades tend to feature black leather rather than tulle, and the occasional over-indulgence in strong ale. In previous years, an attentive barmaid might have figured in, but Avisa seems to have broken him of that bad habit at least.  ;D
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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2016, 09:15:04 am »
I suspect Grub had something to do with it too.
"All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts."
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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2016, 04:13:53 pm »
Some of the squires found a magazine seller near the beach. They found some of the...scrolls...to be very interesting. They think they would have been more attentive to their studies if their tutors had had such interesting material  :D
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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2016, 05:05:14 pm »
I wrote a response from Kelson but when I went to post it it disappeared  :(
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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #26 on: December 31, 2016, 01:33:32 pm »
To the men and women who humbly petitioned for asylum in our fair kingdom of Gwynedd, Greetings.

You will be pleased to learn that our noble liege lord King Kelson has, despite bitter debate and vehement protest, agreed to your petition on the following terms:

You will travel first to Corwyn where our king’s noble champion, Duke Alaric Morgan, will determine if each and all of you are trustworthy, which he highly doubts. While in Coroth you will be lodged securely in the dungeons housed in honorable captivity.

It has been suggested that you present yourselves as travelers from a land beyond Rum. As travelers from distant lands, you will not be expected to know Gwyneddan customs or much of anything else. Also, your fanciful and generally unbelievable accounts of your homeland can be dismissed as travelers’ tales.

If our noble Duke of Corwyn does assure himself of your benign intent, you will be transported to Desse aboard the Rafalia. At Desse you will be met by a security team honor guard of Haldane archers and Anvillers from Djellarda.
 
Once in Rhemuth the Beautiful you will be lodged in comfortable apartments set aside for you use and warded securely at the Schola. For your safety, you will not be permitted to leave the Schola grounds without suitable escort several dozen armed knights.

If these conditions meet with your approval, we will come for you four days after Twelfth Night, at Terce. Bishop Duncan McLain and Earl Sean Derry assure us that the meeting place was established before they returned from your frightening yet fascinating land.

We will be pleased to receive you after you have settled in to your lodgings at the Schola. Until then, Farewell and Safe Travels.

Kelsonus Rex
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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #27 on: December 31, 2016, 01:37:01 pm »
Note: The luckless scribe who mistakenly sent a draft of the previous missive instead of the final copy has been seen scrubbing pots in the royal kitchens  ;D ;D
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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2016, 03:53:36 pm »
Hmmm.  I'm not sure whether I want to sign up to go or not!

On the plus side, there will be a meeting with his Grace of Corwyn....
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Re: Petition unto his gracious majesty and most good lord, King Kelson.
« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2017, 03:26:51 pm »
Alaric's the reason for the less-than-enthusiastic welcome. He knows it's not fair to judge people on hearsay, but he takes his job of  protecting Kelson very seriously.
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