Yesterday saw another successful Oktoberfest with a vast selection of brews to sample from. Members and non-members put on a great display of skill in fermented liquid arts.
Before getting into the serious business of tasting meads, ales and ciders there was the annual tournament. Unfortunately, due to illness and injury there was only a rapier tournament – the Princess’s Precious Persian.
The rules were simple – rescue the princess’s precious Persian cat by killing the ruffians but only injuring the sneaky guards who want all your glory. However, you must remember to protect the princess’s precious Persian.
Lord Guntrum and the princess’s precious Persian face off with a sneaky guard.
Protect the princess’s precious Persian.
Defeat the guard~!
Kill the ruffians!
Another sneaky guard.
Debating the role of the civil servant.
Wise words from the Persian.
Oh ho – a near miss!
Last round of the Princess’s Precious Persian.
Free for all by popular vote.
…with your skills.
The winner of the Princess’s Precious Persian was Lord Mael Duin with David coming in second. The winner of the most entertaining fencer was Una with people praising her delivery of lines and range of characters portrayed.
And onward to the brewing competition.
As always there were pickled items and bread and cheese to compliments the entries.
For the entries we had a range of meads from Lord Ranulf presented by Lord Thomas, last year’s winner The Valley and a new comer The Good Doctor. There were also various ales, fruity ciders and a lemon wine.
Questions of techniques, comparisons of flavours and, of course, second tastings just to be sure.
The overwhelming winner was the Very Berry Cider by Patrick. The MoA&S thanks everyone who entered for their efforts and great results, and for sharing the results with the rest of us.
And so the day ended with much merriment in great company.
As always, we thank Mistress Mairi Jean and Mu’allim Garsiyya for the wonderful use of their house.
Photographs by Kaede-sama