Unto the populace of the Mists,
For those that attended our Coronet Investiture, we appreciate you joining us for the beginning of this new adventure we are now living. For those we missed, we hope that circumstances will better align so that we all may be together again, soon. We truly are looking forward to serving the populace and this Principality for the next six months. It is a responsibility and honor that we hold dear.
Ours has been a long journey leading us to this point, but it has been worth every step. Most know that it has been my privilege to carry Kelsy’s favor for over thirty years. Few know that twelve years ago, Kelsy looked around at all our SCA stuff filling our home and challenged us both to either commit fully to this dream, or to give it up. No more half-measures. It was at that point that our journey turned us to this destination. At age 45, I finally began to practice in earnest and we both volunteered to better serve this Principality where we could. It was that commitment, that purpose, that brought us a whole new set of close friends, and even brought us back together with long lost ones.
We have come to realize, it is not the destination we set out to reach that brings happiness. It is the people we meet along the journey, that walk with us for a few steps or sometimes many miles, that truly enriches our lives beyond measure. We are looking forward to journeying with you all for this next little bit. We want to get to know more of you, to learn from you and hopefully, to help enrich your own journeys.
As winter closes in, we hope you are able to surround yourself with the people you hold most dear. That you may share delicious food, good drink and joyous song. We also hope that you are able to repair your gear, to finish an outfit or a neglected craft. For now is the time to make ready for the new season. Twelfth Night is nearly upon us, after which the number of events will pick up speed. There will be many opportunities for us journey together, we wish to see you all, safe and healthy, in the new year.
Yours in Service,
Neil and Kelsy
Prince & Princess of the Mists