Rumor has it that Cristov MacCuin, Leader of the Circle of Mages, may have put the squash on our dear monarch for throwing said storm in an attempt to avoid his birthday celebration. Pshaw! I say. King Nathan appeared as kingly as ever, with his crown firmly in place, though I do have to say, that storm must have kept him up quite late as we was looking slightly haggard.
The day began with a real treat - the Annual Delicacy Bake Off! Mistress Piety won the day again with her absolutely divine Chocolate Cinnamon Raspberry torte, to the outrage of Mr. Breadstock, who, I’m afraid, was a terribly poor sport. He howled with rage and began throwing baked goods at Mistress Piety! Piety, not the shrinking violet, she, took up one of Mr. Breadstock's baking paddles and walloped the man a good one. Mr. Breadstock attempted to wrest the paddle from her, clearly intent on making use of that implement. However, Piety kicked his shins soundly, gave him an ultimate raspberry with a bowl of raspberry glaze from her own tasty torte and began chasing the sticky sourpuss around the fairgrounds, cursing and cudgeling him until the King’s Guard subdued the battling bakers .
King Nathan gave the two a good talking to, and ended up ejecting Mr. Breadstock for general devilry. As we all know, His Grace does not suffer buffoons gladly. Honestly, who has the temerity to be rude His Grace? Really! And on his birthday! I ask you!
Mrs. Piety is quoted as saying, “It’s about time someone gave that annoying lout a good thump! I’ve had it up to here with his churlishness! Best Festival Day I've had in years.”
I'm afraid I'm not allowed to report what Mr. Breadstock said, but it wasn't very genteel, I can tell you. Can't say I blame poor Piety, can you?
Much yet to come on this fabulous King’s Festival Day. Stay tuned!