The Banquet is coming
Frenzied preparations are in full flight for the Harrington Companye’s end of Campaign season banquet. The Companye will be assembling to celebrate the season together and to give thanks for a safe return.
The venison has been shot and hung, the pigs have been nicely fattened and the harvest gathered in ready for the feast! Following a suitable donation, dispensation has even been obtained from the Church to eat both meat and fish on the same day.
Lady Harrington has sent out foresters gathering seasonal foilage to decorate the tables, the musicians are discussing which tunes are most appropriate to accompany each dish and local mead has been sourced from Sir William’s estates near Bedford to fill the Wolfage Manor mazer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazer_(drinking_vessel)) – the physical embodiment of the firm knot which binds us (pictured above).
Sir William & Lady Elizabeth have even commissioned a troupe of mummers to entertain the household and their invited guests.
All will come to fruition on Saturday after evensong.