The ballroom is the center of the festivities, and is decorated accordingly. Large pine trees line the hall decorated with cranberry and popcorn garland, finely-blown glass balls, delicately carved wooden figures and cones of candy and nuts. Pine boughs interwoven with red ribbon are wrapped around pillars and hung around the walls, and all is lit with candles and torches placed carefully to avoid any fires. Chairs and tables are arranged around the room for eating and socializing, and a group of musicians plays in a hidden corner near an open area set aside for dancing, the strains of an elegant piece floating through the hall. Along one wall sits tables straining under the weight of all the food, with the traditional Yule Roast Boar siting prominently in the middle.
This is the Mettarë feast, the gathering of the Rohirrim and their allies, to celebrate life in the dark of winter, the end of the year and beginning of a new, of family, friends and joy.
Apple stuffed Pheasant
Roasted Herb Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes with Turkey Gravy
Seasoned Root Vegetables
Maple Glazed Carrots
Stuffing with Apple and Cranberry
Fruit, date and Fig loaf with Whiskey sauce
Sugared Seasonal Fruit
Apple, fig, date, pear and raisin tarts
this red wine is truly a blessing, a real nectar of the Gods
a fine and delicious white wine that won’t make you drunk, but will cause you to babble nonsense should you drink too much
A fluffy concoction of clear filtered ale mixed with just a touch of white clover honey topped with mounds of sweetened whipped cream
Green Rider’s Ale
A good strong Rohirric ale. Pale ale, smooth and mild but has an unexpected kick at the bottom of the mug.
a delicious dark ale with a strong, hoppy taste
Tea in various flavours
Peppermint Hot Chocolate
~ All regular plaza rules apply
~ EVERYONE is welcome, regardless of race. Minions, please refrain from killing/maiming/eating anyone just for this evening please.
~ Dress is formal, this is a grand feast after all!
~ Feel free to hand out your diegolowine gift whenever you want, if you are participating in it.
~ Have fun and HAPPY METTARE!