Holzbrüch / Western Seal
During the Convent of the Elements, dignitaries, nobles, merchants and friends from all over Mythodea were invited to attend the reception for the grand opening of the East Blackwood Embassy. The new embassy is located within the Western Seal's capital of Grian Quihenya. The embassy is officially open and will serve as the primary residence of Ambassador Dagger of Blackwood as well as a residence for guests, other Realms dignitaries and as a place of diplomacy and will serve as a consulate.
During the Grand Opening Reception, two-thirds of the invited parties were able to attend, most importantly members of the Western nobility, and many brought with them other parties of interest, squires or company members. The event opened on the second day of the Convent with Representative Djako Kaevh greeting guests at the Banner of Silence and East Blackwood Camp. The hostess of the event, Representative Sayeh the Baroness of Sapphire Isle, greeted and guests after they had entered the camp. Ambassador Dagger explained to those gathered what was available to them during their stay, The Ambassador Newspaper, fruit, sweets, cheeses, breads, meats and five sorts of wine while Embassy Guards Marik and Varn served.
Dring the height of the social event, the Nyame of the West, Siobhán NíCharthaigh, Jean-Louis the Voice of the West and his bride to be Azela de Boisvert, and the Baroness Eflama de Boisvert were among the number of esteemed attendees. At the event's peak, Ambassador Dagger called for calm as the hostess, Sayeh, gave a speech thanking all of those who had attended on behalf of Blackwood's king and of the Embassy in Mythodea. She also announced that the King of Blackwood would be getting married in the fall to which those gathered offered their congratulations. Ambassador Dagger then presented a gift to Sayeh for her support of the Embassy in Mythodea since its conception before ending the overall proceedings with the Blackwood Song not too long after to close out an afternoon of wine and good company.
Jean-Louis the Voice of the West
During the Convent of the Elements (2019), Jean-Louis was among the invited guests to the Grand Opening Reception of the East Blackwood Embassy. A few kind words were said on his behalf during a speech and he was mentioned in the Mitrasperanische Herold by the Embassy as well. In the end, it was a futile attempt at diplomacy as rumor has it, the Voice of the West, Jean-Louis, still hates Ambassador Dagger. All is well though as Dagger managed to befriend his wife to be, Azela de Boisvert, and her family.
Sayeh of Sapphire Isle, Representative of the East Blackwood Embassy, continued her attempts at forging a better relationship with the Voice and had even traveled to Holzbrüch as his guest.
Baroness Eflama de Boisvert and the Boisvert Family
After a rather amusing dinner party at a Villa, one of Jean-Louis’s, outside of Grian Quihenya, Ambassador Dagger and Representative Djako traveled with the West to Holzbrüch where they met up with Varn and Marik of the Embassy Guard and eventually Representative Sayeh. During the dinner party, Eflama and the family Boisvert had agreed to host the Embassy’s opening party in their camp, the Banner of Silence. To simplify the events the two camps merged making the world easier for both. This provided the Embassy and the Banner with time to get to know each other as the two lived together.
Connel of the Kura’Assil
In preparation for the Embassy’s Grand Opening, the Embassy approached Connel the leader of the Kura’Assil and the brother of the Archon of the West. Connel was invaluable in helping find the various invitees on the invite lists. Later on during the Convent (2019), Connel informed Captain Varn of CrestGrath that he will no longer be the leader fo the Kura’Assil and instead someone else will step in to take that position. This is important as it means the training partner of the Embassy Guard is getting a new leader.
The Ris of the West
The Ris of Atlantas, Antador, Greifenhag, the Dotharians as well as the Lady of the Sphears, Knight Ragnar of Abhain Cuan, Barons Sal of Bangur and Liandra zu Woffenau were among those invited to the Grand Opening Reception of the East Blackwood Embassy. Many of which attended including the new Ris of Greifenhag and Atlantas.
Liandra zu Wolfenau and the Waffenmeister
A Champion Herold delivered two letters to the East Blackwood Embassy. The Ambassador’s letter was an apology for the rude way in which the Embassy had been dismissed from the Xarann and Waffenmeister Camp during the Summer Campaign the year prior. It also contained an invitation to speak with the House Xarann and the Waffenemeister at their camp during the Convent of the Elements. Dagger visited the camp and spoke his piece. He agreed in the end that the matter was settled but the cold way in which even Liandra had treated him in that moment still cast his opinions of them into doubt. Not all members of Xarann and not all of the Champions are true friends of the Ambassador.
As way of apology, Champion Herold Aurigraina presented both Ambassador Dagger and Representative Sayeh with gifts. The book was Dagger’s gift and the box and its contents were Sayeh’s. See bellow.