Being a letter from Applecider Bolingbroke, to Lancogard North-Took, Deputy-Shirriff of the Northfarthing – Salutations, and all me respects to the honorable Bounders: May their paperwork forever be minimal.
The revels at the Newcomer's Ball for Bar-en-Acharn continue on long into the hours. As Ingrasion and his minstrels keep the music flowing, Seregrian and the ladies of the Household swirl around the hall - and even Herestel joins the dance! Far off to the side, Kortheod stands entranced by the dancing and song.
When yeh makes enough spiced apple pie an' seven-star stew an' blackberry ale, turns out the Elfs lets yeh sit at the high table at the dinner-party! (Clockwise from left: Mister Sir Herestel, Miss Sergie, Missie Caragwynn, Miss Aifiolosseh, Applecider the Hobbit, Miss Gilithwen)