ye lads and lassies that ye may know the tale of a wandering
Scot, a wee bit of drink, friends both new and old, a wee bit of
drink, warriors, wenches, Gods, Goddesses and a wee bit of drink.
Once, in the not so distant past, in a place known as
Staffordshire (Lady DeVine),
didst a wandering Scot take a
brief respite from his journeys. Though the darkened skies didst
threaten rain, evenso a Faire hadst been prepared in honor of the
Queens visit. It so happened that upon yon Scots arrival at the
gates of said shire was he by happenstance meeted with one Big
Jake Humphries (Dean Calin) and his companion Mark. Much
rejoicing didst ensue.
Upon entering the gates didst yon Scotsman proceed with much
haste to a known establishment and there didst purchase a most
bonny pouch with which to carry his wee Flemish Painter about.
Being muchly satisfied, the wandering Scot didst proceed to the
in search of a wee bit of drink.
Who did he find there, but none other than Mistress Catherine
(AKNative) and even so Good Master Ray (Harldavid) and his lovely
bride to be, Sharon
(Ray & Sharon).
Marsaili (The Mead Goddess) and the gentle Princess Sammi
(RenRugRat) didst also joineth them there. And much rejoicing
Lo, didst the two then stroll about the shire in search of others
of their ilk. When upon passing near many of the merchants of
fine eatables, didst they spy quite a crowd of the very same
people that they didst seek. Suddenly, like a glorious rainbow
colored bolt of lightening, the wee Goddess of Love
& Columbina) didst rush upon the Scot and
bestow upon him an embrace to put a mortal woman to shame. Verily
then was the Scotsman introduced to Good Master Robert Dowland
(Grant), who made his Godly presence known through his every word
and deed, and also the Good Doctor Croaker (Steve), who true to
his occupation didst keep the populous in stitches. Normtuba,
LynneD and her Good Husband
(Lynne & Randy),
all of which were known to the Scot, were also in attendance
And much rejoicing didst ensue.
En masse didst the troupe then make way to the Booth of Solstice
(Fine Purveyors of Quality Cloaks), there to seek the goodly
comfort and companionship of
Tina (Lavndar & SSGRich).
After a much joyous arrival didst Master
Dowland produce a stringed instrument and delight one and all
with the gentle and sometimes baudy melodies that be his fame
Many a fairegoer didst stop
and marvel at the tones emanating therein. Verily even the rain
that didst at oft times come in torrents could not dampen the
spirits of so many gathered in friendship and celebration. And
much rejoicing didst ensue.
Laughter, singing and general merriment were the order of the
day. And yea didst the merry band of revelers go hence unto the
nearest city and there didst they findeth a tavern in which to
sup. Serving wenches didst lay fine fare upon the banquet table
and the drink didst flow freely. And none didst leave that grand
table that were not satiated. And much rejoicing didst ensue.
Upon the next rising of the sun didst the wandering Scot venture
once again to Staffordshire. There didst he renew many a
friendship and e'en so didst the day progress muchly as the day
before. Our braw Scotsman were muchly surprised when it were made
known to him that the persons of Master Kenneth and his Goodwife
Patricia (Ken & Patricia)
didst seek him out mightily. It was then, soon after the
conclusion of a masterful reading by
Guido) of their own Magnum Opus upon
The Pirate Stage,
that Master Kenneth and Goodwife Patricia didst greet the Scot.
Mistress Patricia didst, in most assured confidence, confess to
the Scotsman that she were exceedingly grateful for his causing
her to 'kitten' as it were. Most naturally was our young Scot
startled that the lass didst profess to delight in this joyous
spewage, but alas he didst maintain his most civilized demeanor
and thank her for her words of kindness. After all, she was a
very bonny lass indeed. And much rejoicing didst ensue.
Once again didst the Faire fellows retire to the tent of the
Sisters of Solstice and therein once again didst they revel in
song and good cheer (Jester).
All too soon there after didst,
one by one and two by two, the group fade off into the lead
darkened evening to return to hearth and kin amidst promises to
meet anon when once again wouldst....much rejoicing ensue.
(I fear I would be in error if I did not point out that these
pictures were taken over the run of VARF. One picture that I could not
place in the story, but would be remiss if I didn't include it,
was this one of the Bronxelf