For those interested in the tavern scene of Boralus, there’s a new place to get hammered! The Rosewood Tavern at the Ashvane Docks takes the place of the former Hangman’s Noose, with a grand opening that includes some wonderful music from Octavia Sweet-Stonebridge, and a keg-smashing ceremony. It seems like a cosy place, but of course, being in Boralus, my experience was that within the first thirty minutes, there was a chauvinistic asshole insisting on ordering for me as if I was some helpless girl, and then insulting me and my work based on someone else’s actions. I’ve also been told that there was some violent drama later on that night. Classic Boralus! But if you can deal with that sort of thing, then Boots and Syrina Lionshield, who run the Rosewood Tavern, will be offering you entertainment in the form of regular brawls, quiz evenings, and other fancy events. Dancing on the table is encouraged!
The fourth Lion’s Roar Joke Night was held in the Recluse this week, with four contestants presenting their jokes and stories to a packed audience. Although, maybe this one should be called the Accent Night, as most of the contestants were so difficult to understand that a majority of punchlines just flew over people’s heads. Last month’s champion, Laikah, took part again, and won the whole contest handily with an impressive stand-up routine about love and gender differences. It was an easy win, probably because people could actually understand her. So here’s some advice for you all: If you’re going to speak in front of an audience, try to speak clearly and with as little of an accent as possible. Keep that in mind for the next contest on the 28th of August, again at the Blue Recluse!
Aristocrats Go On Holiday
Once again, the nobles convened in the Keep for the weekly Court Council, but this time, they had their closing ceremony for the summer - even those hard-working aristocrats need a break once a year, right? It was of course once again the Secretary of Internal Affairs who chaired the session, since the Chancellor and both Vice-Chancellors were nowhere to be seen as per tradition, but! The beloved Lord Essington did actually show up toward the end to hold a speech. It wasn’t really interesting, but here are some quotes from earlier throughout the night:
“Prostitution is a significant part of the country’s economy”
- A Court Magus
Now I’m curious, how significant are we talking? Are there any numbers?
“It’s not like you commoners are of any value anyway”
- A petitioner
I’d say I’m worth at least a few gold, according to the last date auction I participated in.
should have just all burnt when that tree went down. Would have made the world a better place.”
- Same petitioner
Gotta love the nobility. Apparently, it was ‘important that a petition of this nature is heard’. I don’t know about everyone else, but if I was in charge, I’d probably throw that petitioner out myself. If you’d like to hear more like this, the Court Council will return from their break on the 22nd of August!
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