On December 20, the Barony of the Cleftlands celebrated the end of the month with a Tudor-themed Yule Revel. Our many members arrived in Tudor or other festive clothing to celebrate the many festivities in December. The snack table was laden with delicious treats, the white elephant gift exchange had many participants, and the table decorating contest afforded a lovely array of holiday scenery. The first place winner was an amazing period entry from Duchess Runa and Lady Æthelwynn and second place to Lady Sarra Bossard for her gorgeous peacock themed table. Special thanks to Lady Claricia for orchestrating the revel, Jan the Lord of Yule for being such a good sport judging the table decorating contest and assisting with the gift exchange, and to all of the decorators, cooks, and attendees who made this Yule a fantastic one!
In Baronial Court, the following awards were given:
- Aldermoureis Ventzke – Award of Saint Alfred (by the hands of Mistress Constanza and Master Calum)
- Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari – Award of Saint Alfred for capturing the spirit of the barony through photography
- Ealdred of Gwyntarian and Clairiel du Vent Argent – Order of Saint Clairiel for generously sharing their home with the barony
Photographs by Lady Claricia de la Mere.