Lady Amethyst & Lord Gandolf Invite all denizens of the Shire -er, Shard- to join the Celebration of their Anniversary! 8 PM EST Sunday 9 Jun 13 Messana's Fire Island Beach Resort *Food* *Drink* *Games & Entertainment* In preparation, carts drawn by bewildered oxen have delivered great barrels of foamy suds, fireworks, tons of meat and veggies and gigantic hogsheads of hogs' heads! Sturdy plow goats have arrived laden with boxes and crates, each bearing the X-rune of Gandolf the Wizard and various elvish brand names. There are clusters of tubes mounted on tripods to shoot rather outsized roman candles; fat, finned skyrockets, with odd little buttons at the front end, weighing hundreds of stones; a revolving cylinder of tubes with a crank to turn them; and large "cherry bombs" that look like little green pineapples with a ring inserted at the top. Each crate is labeled with an olive-drab elf-rune signifying that these toys have been made in the elf-shops of a fairy whose name is something very much like "Amy Surplus." (*) Don't miss this event! The beaches, umbrellas, tents, casino and scantily clad "Drink Girls" of Mesanna's marvelous creation pleasure all who come! The Fire Island Beach Resort is located at 150S,168W There is a rune to the resort in the green chest out front at the Book Store. There is a rune on the center steps at the Hall Of Players to Lady Amethyst & Lord Gandolf's Anniversary Celebration. See you there! *Apologies to the Harvard Lampoon's "Bored Of The Rings"