Colin O’Flannery’s Court Baroncy was the last piece of business in the morning court. We all had a few hours to catch our breath, and then it was time to jump into the deep end.
William and Isolde had already picked soon-to-become Mistress Lucia to be their Kingdom Bard, but she wasn’t going to take the position till crown, so I offered to write a boast.
A processional boast is a peculiar thing. It needs to be long enough that it doesn’t leave the assorted champions and attendants, but short enough that it doesn’t leave the King and Queen standing while you finish. This site also had a fairly long space to process in (although not as long as for Crown three weeks hence). I think it ended up being timed ok.
Those who know William know that he’s a traditionalist, so it was very important to him that we use some of the older references that have, in recent years, fallen out of favor. The two that have stand out the most are Baron Under the Mountain and Protector of the Inland Seas.
There were two problems: