A Savoyard Maiden and Lord in the gardens of the Aggrade
Wisps of sunlight, moreover the blow of warm air, fanfare the arrival of Spring. One might notice the many flowers beginning to bud, their petals unfolding in colours so grand that it almost looks unreal to the descendant's eye. Such impeccability, beauty and elegance they hold. Only one within God's creation can be so pure in his garden. Like many within his garden are his other creations, man. As they grow older, it is almost essential that they find someone that completes them as wholeheartedly and as pure as they are. So their love may blossom and warm them for the following winter.
As a degree of Ciambellano of Aggarde, Savoyard civilians and nobility must usher their heirs to this new garden. Upon the households, it is upon the households that in the year of their heirs' fourteenth birthday, they must start looking for prosperous marriages that might uphold their families' values and future. Now, it is not always the easiest feat as a young one to find a companion that is as pure as heart as they might be. But within the next coming years, this shall be changed.
The Blossoming of Savoy invites all ages between fourteen and thirty, though anyone unmarried above this age may join as well. These invitees participate in Few months' grand affairs to find a marriage proposal. Within this time, we invite all ladies and gentlemen to interact with one another through events such as balls, tournaments, luncheons, and sporting events. As we must insist on the attendees of the event to attend. All festivities will be open to families and the populace.
It is encouraged through these long months that gifts or some sort of token of appreciation to be given to any ladies or gentleman.
All With the oversight of The Right Honorable, Lady Joan of Alstion, a small etiquette lesson will be held within the palace throne room. Any question the youth may have will be directed at the court's inner working to help and guide them. As Lady Joan will be conducting all lessons, each guest is suspected to wear their semi-best attire and come well-behaved.
Ceremonia de Apertura/ La fioritura
All ladies presented must dress in the colour of their chosen flower. Do be cautious upon picking your flower as the petals have many languages that one might speak without the words to say them. These ladies will be presented to the Church and The Royal Household of Savoy. Not only can their peers see their true grace but GOD himself will be able to judge the purity of the ladies. These ladies are expected to wear masks or robes and only address themselves as their flower. Men will be held to a higher standard as they are the very visage of achievement. Though by the views of GOD, they can be reduced to something as impure as a dark mage. When presenting themselves they must be dawned in their coat of arms colours. They are also required to have their own customized sword at the ready. Those who do not attend with the proper attire and items may plummet on social standing,
Following the presentation a tournament will be held against all the men, They must use their sword and armour of their house to fight to be the Champion of Savoy. The victor and the chosen flower will commence the ball with the first dance of the evening. This couple will be noted as the purest of heart.
Muy Soplo de Primavera
Once the Champion and Flower of the Spring have been chosen, the pair will lead the crowd to the ballroom where they are expected to begin the first dance. It is at this point that any lady wearing a mask or robe will start to blossom, shedding her winter coats and revealing the colours of her dress and her visage. With each flower blossoming, the ballroom will become its very own garden where all will dance and mingle. It is recommended that everyone dances with another.
The attendees are welcomed to come forth for the court scheduled luncheon to converse amongst themselves and partake in games within the Tavern. They can take this time to go off and speak amongst each other. A meal will be provided to break your fast. One of sandwiches, meats, and slow cooked soups. Drinks such as wine and champagne will be at the beck and call of any that ask.
The Hunt for Love
Within the earlier rises of morn, the horses shall be fed and the dogs will be at flank as all the gentlemen shall begin to prepare their horses. The ladies will be expected to prepare their best woods and trekking gear. All attendees will meet in the square and stables in which both of them will separate. As each male’s title is called, a lady will have the opportunity to become their partner and ‘cheer’ for their selected suitor. Before the hunt begins, each lady will take their flower coloured handkerchief and tie it upon their males arm or weapon to represent immense interest. If any male is not picked, they will receive a penalty and disadvantage on the hunt. The goal of the hunt is to slay the largest game they can find. The ladies will applaud and begin to prepare for the feast, making sure they look presentable. Drinks and snacks will be provided along with games.
Knight and Damsel
Away from the eyes of the Church, who says we can’t have fun? A simple game of Hostage or Capture the Flag. Groups will split in two, where they must pick their damsel for the other team to hide. The first knight to find their damsel is the winner! Knights hit or tagged must sit waiting to get out of prison.
After the game a small drinking competition shall be. Old absinthe shall be drunk in shot glasses, the mystical alcohol having an effect like no other.
The Heliotropes Ball is the closing ceremony of the ‘Blossoming of Savoy’! All patriarchs are obligated to attend the ball if their sons and heirs seek to form a courtship. To symbolize a blossoming of love, women are required to dress in green fabrics to represent a seedling ready to bloom. Whilst maidens dress in green, suitors must dress in blue to represent the water to the seedling.
Her Highness, Catherine of Sutica, Hereditary Princess-Consort of Savoy,Countess of Sarissa
Her Highness, Nikita Von Alstreim , Princess of Merryweather, Ciambellana of Aggrade
The Honorable, Selvia De Orsella, Governess of Aggrade
The Honorable, Joan of Alstion, High Ministra of Aggrade
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The invitee list for the first Blossoming:
Prince in Savoy, Louis Maxamillian de Savoie
Prince of Sutica, Corwin Alexander
Baron of Rivera, Cesar II de Rivera
Lord William Alstion
Lord Guiseppe Emanuele Luigi Fabio Eugenio de Bar
Lord Caius Tiberius De Ravensburg
Marshal Joseph Brandt
Knight Edmond Da Sava
Gentry Jan Jazloviecki
Gentry Feliks Jazloviecki
Gentry Władysław Jazloviecki
Suitor Sgt. Bruce Summers
Lord Jean di Sarola
Lord Reynolt Castile
Lord Andronikos Maren
Lord Radǔ Mizraji
Governess Selvia De Orsella
High Ministra Joan of Alstion
Lady Gabrielle Isotta Maria Prospera de Bar
Lady Nikoleta Despina Basrid
Lady Melisandra de la Baltas
Lady Zofia Jazloviecki
Lady Arielle van der Sainte-blandine
Lady Roberta de Ravensburg of Sedan
Lady Reece Godvia Tuvyic
Lady Ostrovina Herzegovina Tuvyic
Lady Reza Cesarina Tuvyic
Madame Guenda Letizia di Sarola
Madame Lucille di Sarola
Anyone unmarried may simply speak to one in The court's innerworkings to join!