Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Schedule of Events

My Dearest Kendrah,

Sorry I don’t have time to write more, but I’m in a tizzy with the festivities! Below is an outline of upcoming events over the next few days. Faramir asks that you let him know if you will not be attending any of the functions so he can adjust the order of precedence. Must run now! See you soon!

Your Affectionate Friend,

Wednesday Morning
Tour of the new Elven Settlement
Legolas Greenleaf and Kendrah will conduct a tour of the settlement that will include newly constructed ground-level buildings, flets, orchards and gardens.
A reception will follow in the town square where Legolas and Kendrah will discuss plans for future development and improvement. The tour will meet at the Lamppost on the Western edge of the city. Please wear comfortable shoes.

Wednesday Afternoon
Elven Settlement, Main Smithy
The Sword that was Broken: Blacksmithing Demonstration
The Chief Smith of Imladris will demonstrate techniques used to reforge Narsil into “Flame of the West”. Topics to be covered include use of runes, proper tempering of ancient Elvish blades and the dangers inherent in tampering with magical weapons.

Wednesday Evening
Main Hall, Citadel, Minas Tirith

Diplomatic Dinner
King Elessar and Corwynne welcome their cousins of Erebor with a formal reception and dinner. Halfling Thane and Guard of the Citadel Peregrine Took will serve the High Table. Dinner music will be provided by Enya. Dancing will follow the feast.

Thursday Morning
Garden of the White Tree, Seventh Level, Minis Tirith
Dedication of War Memorials
King Elessar, and King Eomer will dedicate memorials to those who fell defending Men from Shadow during the War of the Ring. Mithrandir will give the keynote address, “A Far Green Country.” Meriadoc Brandybuck will read a special dedication to Ringbearers Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee, and a Lebethron tree will be planted by Lord Elrond and Lady Galadriel in their honor. Lady Eowyn of Rohan will sing.

Thursday Afternoon
Throne Room, Citadel, Minas Tirith

“Royalty Roundtable: The Role of Sovereignty in a Post Ring World”
Scheduled to attend are King Elessar Telcontar of Gondor, King Eomer of Rohan, King Bard II of the Dale and Thorin III Stonehelm, Son of Dain, King under the Mountain.
The newest monarchs of Middle Earth discuss the challenges and rewards of their first year as sovereigns, and consider what lies ahead for Men in the Fourth Age. This event is free and open to the public. Prince Imrahil of Dol Amroth will moderate. (Following this event, the public is invited to join the monarchs in the Garden of the White Tree for refreshments and an autograph session)

Thursday Evening
New Year Vigil
King Elessar will begin a solemn vigil at dusk in the Garden of the White Tree
Corwynne will host dinner that evening in the main hall.
Guests are invited to join King Elessar in vigil at anytime during the night. We only request that silence be maintained in the garden. Food and drink will be served throughout the night in the main hall. Readings from the Red Book of Westmarch will begin after dinner and continue all night. Included among the readers will be Lords Eladan and Elrohir, Billy Boyd, Lord Celebron, Lady Galadriel, Lord Faramir, Peter Jackson, members of the Fellowship, Corwynne, and Christopher Lee.

Friday Dawn
Garden of the White Tree, Seventh Level, Minis Tirith

Remembering Eucastrophe
At sunrise, heralds of the assembled kings, princes, lords etc. will sound their horns to greet the Light’s triumph over Shadow.
The Lothlorien choir will sing 30 minute selection of Maglor’s hymns, newly arranged by Howard Shore.
King Elessar will renew his coronation vows
Gwahir and Manwe’s Blue Eagle squad will perform an aerial stunt exhibition.
Following the Eagle’s performance, all will return to the great hall for coffee, donuts and a nap.

Friday Afternoon
Pelennar Feields

Picnic on Pelennor
Elessar and Corwynne invite all citizens of Gondor and noble guests to join them for a picnic on Pellenor Field. Let us bring life back to the scene of the nation’s most dreadful battle. Musicians from Rohan will provide music in memory of their late King Theoden. King Eomer and Gimli will lead toasts in memory of the honored dead. Exhibitions of arms will be presented.

Friday Evening
Main Hall, Citadel, Minas Tirith

Royal Ball
Formal attire required. Invitation will be required for admittance. A light supper buffet will be available all evening. No formal feast is scheduled.


Magdalene said...

"Dinner music will be provided by Enya" made me chuckle out loud, something I haven't felt much like doing in quite a while. Thank you. And for a moment after reading this "Musicians from Rohan will provide music in memory of their late King Theoden. King Eomer and Gimli will lead toasts in memory of the honored dead. Exhibitions of arms will be presented." I pictured the limbs of the nonliving in frames. It was just for a moment though. I understand the proceedings now.

Kathryn said...

I laughed out loud so much in this post. Very very beautifully done. I only wish I could have been there. But since in *your* fantasy world I'm not allowed to *be* Eowyn, ah well. I weep.