Winter is here, snow has fallen and the river has finally frozen over. The first major event of the festive season has arrived – the River Fete!
As darkness falls, Nobles, merchants and performers move down to the banks of the frozen river, where bonfires are lit, and brilliantly coloured torches flame. Pavillions are erected, delicious banquets served, entertainments given. Music, laughter and the smell of delicious food floats in the chilly winter air. The highlights are the arrival of Queen Elaine, and the fireworks at midnight.
Your patron, Lady Honor, has invited you to attend her. No doubt she wishes your services, but she also wants to show you off. So polish your armor, press your clothes and prepare your flatteries.
You do know how to skate, don’t you?