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(Player Event) Yule Gathering-Knights Rest

Discussion in 'UO Catskills' started by Aedon Durreah, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Aedon Durreah

    Aedon Durreah Village of Aegis
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    (poem by: Kenny Klien )


    Amongst the oak and holly leaves
    The wren and robin sat between
    "Come", the wren croaked, "I shall sing
    A song of winter cold".
    "My brother is the far-flung crow
    The black death-watch upon the snow
    The swordless Horned One to him goes
    When Autumn sun wanes cold."
    "My Sister of Dark Night is queen
    The hag that lives the moons between
    Her womb is barren now of seed
    Her lover grey and old".
    "And where have you been, robin brother?

    Gone to see your white-breast mother?
    The white snow covers up her bowers,
    She's taken her home of old".
    Amidst the oak and holly leaves
    The robin silent sat between
    Until with sweet voice, calmly
    He began a merry song.
    "Long has my White-Crow Mother been
    With your brother, Black Winged Bran
    Until her belly stirs within
    As Yuletide sun grows strong."
    "And now at sunrise, silent stark,
    Between the days and the Winter dark

    Rekindled is The Fire's spark
    The Oak King sounds the horn."
    "In the forest's icy gleam
    There goes a shadow, swiftly seen,
    The holly and the oak between
    The Green Man is reborn."
    "So tell me truly, dark-eyed wren,
    Where will you the Summer spend?
    Until The Wheel is turned again
    And Winter casts its thorn?"
    But wren's reply was never got
    By a golden arrow he'd been shot
    And darkness died upon the spot

    The holly and the oak between.
    The Oak King is now berry-crowned
    The Green Man, born the forest 'round
    But the wren lays cold upon the ground
    The holly and the oak between
    And young lads on the darkest night
    Their golden arrows swift in flight
    Will sing until the morning bright
    The sun to welcome in:
    "The wren, the wren, the King of the birds,
    On Yuletide Day was caught in the furze.
    Up with the kettle and down with the pan,
    And give us a penny to bury the wren."


    Come Join us at the Knights Rest in cooperation with the Freehold of Roses presents our Yule gathering and party.

    In addition to feasting, we will will have games and presents for all.

    The Yule log will be set to blazing, providing a perfect setting for songs and stories. We will have special prizes for the best song or story presented on the subject of Giving.

    Come dressed festive for the season and take part in our costume contest. Special prizes will be rewarded to our best male and female costumes.

    Music, merriment, song and good cheer.
    Come join us at this festive time of the year.
    The fires are burning, our hearts all aglow.
    Come join all your friends, and some friends yet to know.

    Date-December 19th
    Time-We will open the doors at 8 pm by the eastern skies
    Place-Knights Rest Tavern in Aegis (first clearing south of the Yew Trammel Gate)

    Story, song or poem contest-subject Giving. (no more then 5 minutes in length)

    Costume contest-Prizes to best fest male and female costume.

    Feasting-fine drinks and games
  2. Aedon Durreah

    Aedon Durreah Village of Aegis
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    Tonight is the Night.
  3. Aedon Durreah

    Aedon Durreah Village of Aegis
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    A big thank you to all who showed up making this Yule celebration a success. Special thanks to Sage and the Freehold of Roses for hosting the event each year at the Rest, and of course to EM Santaven and his jolly elf EM Barnaby. You really put a fine cap onto the night.
  4. Phaen Grey

    Phaen Grey Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    I would like to thank everyone for joining us at the Knights Rest for our annual Yule Celebration. It was a wonderful evening of sharing, laughs and eggnog. Followed by a visit by EM Santaven!