"No, no, no! The satin full length. Over there! Yes, we still have opera gloves available. Reebdoog, go into the back and see if we've got enough black natural left to get through the afternoon. I want two of you on alterations until four, then Marie, I want you to put the ballerina-lengths out front and the little black dresses in the window. We'll sleep when we're dead, people... let's go!" All over Britannia, the bustle and commotion in tailoring shops was universal. Gentlemen modeled fine suits and garments with masculine, sharp corners while women pawed and contemplated options of flowing gowns, slinky cocktail dresses, and every kind of accessory and hat imaginable. In what was shaping up to become a red carpet event, the pressure was on to make impressions (whatever they chose to impress!). The idea of a Heraldric Society office opening within the capital city represented a major milestone for the historic preservation of independent and subject cities alike. Not only was it the first major time that the Queen had signaled so strong of an acknowledgment of the rights of the independent cities, but it was rumored that this newest branch would have access to some of the finest designers of crests and monuments in all of Britannia, artisans who have designed the standards and arms of kings from days when the mere sight of a banner could make men quake. The Black Tie Gala had been announced, and from all corners of Britannia, they came.... Come to the Black Tie Gala tonight in the new Britannia Heraldric Society's East Britain Office (the old counselor's guild), where it is speculated that details of Baja's long-awaited township program may be announced! Event starts at 8:00PM PST, 10:00PM CST, 11:00PM EST.