In August I suggested the Townships of Baja (e.g. Golden, Dawn, Horseshoe, Berg) should gather each month in the manner of Chesapeake and Lake Superior. That each town could send delegates to a centralized and neutral location to discuss Trade Agreements and Matters of War. You can view the original suggestion here. I have since changed my mind. We are a Medieval shard better suited to Middle Age reconstruction and Feudal governance than imitations of Chesapeake and Lake Superior. Instead of a Township Summit - a strictly political enterprise based more on the tropes and idioms of the United Nations than Medieval European Culture - I suggest we instead hold a Medieval Court. With all the associated etiquette and rituals. To those unfamiliar with the term, the Court of a monarch or nobleman was an event in which his or her servants and guests would attend the Lord of a Region or Castle. To a monarch most of these were advisors or diplomats. It was through Court that much of the surrounding realm would be governed. It was also the center of High Culture. Court was the closest thing to Medieval Social Networking. To Baja this would be a gathering of Lords and Diplomats at a centralized and neutral location in which each could exchange thoughts, alliances can be formed and broken, and political intrigues could flourish. It wouldn't be a strictly political gathering. You could bring an artisan seeking the patronage of a Lord or Lady. There would be musicians, dancing, and food so that it would have the air of a Tavern Night but the purpose of a Township Summit. The evening would end with a banquet and a toast from the Lord of the Castle. Because this event was inspired by the Count of Berg I suggest this be hosted by the Count and Countess at Castle Berg if available. I can imagine characters such as Magdalena Canzione [QSA] and Inga Bjurnfude [Gold] doing the catering and serving. Characters such as Master Heathard [Gold] could provide entertainment. Happy Fool [MT] could play the Jester. The Lords and Ladies of the Realm - whether recognized townships or smaller enterprises such as Knighthoods and Trading Companies - would be invited to attend and share in the festivities (and intrigues) of this regular gathering. Thoughts?