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Talk of the Ton
In Event Coordination
Lady Bruce-Hervey, Marchiness of Ailesbury &c.
Aug 16, 2021
22nd July, Morning The post is brought to Bruce Castle from Dauntsey Park House by Dauntsey Park staff, as clearly the postal courrier service is not acknowledging Lady Lorelai's change of residence until the Queen accepts her challenge to the inheritance. Included in the stack of mail is several social letters and the July newspaper. 22nd July, Afternoon The Dauntsey Park staff and a member of Bruce Castle staff are seen leaving together; the former back to Wiltshire, and the latter into town. The former can be overheard giving an encouraging talk to the latter; passersby may hear clips of conversation such as "it will be ok" and "I know it is very strange, but" and even "be not afraid." When they part ways, the Bruce Castle staff member first heads in to the apothecary with a long list, then into the optician's shoppe. Their final stop is the Lady's Clothier, where they pick up an order. The staff member is seen heading back to their employer with a bundle of several black silk ivory-handled parasols. 30 July, Morning A number of black carriages, each being pulled by two black horses, is seen leaving Bruce Castle in the wee hours of dawn. These carriages seem to contain neither passengers nor cargo, and head North, single file, straight out of London. 30 July, Throughout Several large deliveries are being made to Bruce Castle throughout the day today. Most can be seen unloaded from ships docked in the Port of London. These deliveries vary in size, the largest being the size of a horse, and being pulled by six draft horses. 30 July, Afternoon A Bruce Castle staff member is seen running small errands. He stops at the optician and leaves with a small parcel. He also stops at the apothecary. An altercation can be heard from within the small shop. Apparently the order was larger than expected, and the staff member was demanding courrier service, however the shopkeep wanted nothing more to do with this order. The staff member exits, finds two strapping but dirt-faced young lads, and offers them a Pound each to deliver the huge bundles and parcels to the Castle. 31 July, Afternoon A sizeable carriage is seen slowly pulling up to Bruce Castle. It appears to either belong to a butcher or huntsman of some sort, judging by the myriad birds tied up to the outside of it. The Driver is greeted by the Steward and Chef of the house. The Driver brings out a large basket that appears to be brimming with partridges. The Chef looks pleased, and calls for a Kitchen Maid to bring a basket. He then lifts several, and selects the three dozen fattest little young partridges of the lot and places them into the Kitchen Maid's basket. The Steward pays the Driver, and bids him good day. 1 August, Early Evening There has been some moderate bustle at Bruce Castle all day today, and the chimneys have been going since early morning. The outdoor lanterns are lit and the drawbridge is not only kept open, but is decorated with huge swaths of dried wheat embellished with clusters of yellow and orange flowers. 2 August, Morning A number of black carriages, each being pulled by two black horses, is seen arriving at Bruce Castle in the wee hours of dawn. These carriages arrive from North of London, single file, and head straight round to the back of Bruce Castle. If these are the same horses that left town three days ago, they must have picked up some heavy cargo, as they sit much lower on their axles, and seem to sink into the muddy areas on the roads. The horses, however, do not seem deterred or slowed down in the slightest. In fact, they seem to hardly even be tired at all, even after a three-day trip.
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Talk of the Ton
In Event Coordination
Lady Bruce-Hervey, Marchiness of Ailesbury &c.
Aug 16, 2021
7 July It would appear that renovations, though hasty and minor, are complete on Bruce Castle in Tottenham. The staff seems to have changed focus from construction and repair to moving furniture in and stocking larders and cellars. A seemingly endless caravan of carriages delivering goods and large crates arrives throughout the day today. Several of the crates are unmarked, and are of blackened wood. The horses involved in the delivery of these particular crates seem particularly uneasy, and are quick to leave when their burdens are lifted from their care. The parishioners inhabiting next-door All Hallows Church all go about their daily tasks a bit slower than usual, keeping one eye and a scowl on the scene. 11 July The delivery and set up of Bruce Castle is still underway. Lady Lorelai can be seen arriving in the morning via carriage. Several small fluffy dogs follow her inside. Some staff arrives throughout the day as well. 13 July, Tottenham Several black carriages are seen arriving at Bruce Castle over the course of the morning. As they arrive, (the first before dawn and the last just after breakfast time, they all head straight to park and stable the horses, rather than the main gate of the castle, as all of the carriages arrive inexplicably empty. 14 July, Dusk Lady Lorelai Bruce-Hervey is seen atop the ancient Tower adjacent to Bruce Castle. She is standing at the very edge, holding a single rose. She plucks one petal, holds it out, and releases it to the wind, watching it drift away. She then plucks another, and another, and continues this process until she is left holding a stem of thorns. She releases the stem and it falls to the ground. After a few moments, she reaches down and reappears with another rose. She goes through this process again, watching each petal fall to the ground before plucking the next. This continues for hours. 🥀 19th July; Dusk Lady Lorelai is back on her sh!t at the top of the tower in front of Bruce Castle. This time, instead of plucking rose petals and daintily letting them waft into the breeze, she's ripping whole roses off the stem, one at a time, and chucking them into the horizon with a great fury. She goes through several dozen roses in this fashion. When finished, (well into the evening,) she descends the tower steps, and is seen shoving a fistful of the remaining thorny flowerless stems straight into a lit sconce, before walking gracefully back over to her home.
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Talk of the Ton
In Event Coordination
Lady Bruce-Hervey, Marchiness of Ailesbury &c.
Aug 16, 2021
Late June, 1811 Bypassers in the Tottenham area North of London have noticed some construction having begun on Bruce Castle off Lordship Lane. Not only is the tower being worked on, but the moat is being filled and the drawbridge being repaired, after nearly a century of being dried up and unused. June 30th, Early Morning Lorelai Bruce-Hervey is seen arriving at a London inn, with a few trunks. She looks weary from all the recent travelling she has been doing. July 1st, Very Early Morning The night was very clear, and the sun is just beginning to make it's arrival for the day. Lady Lorelai is seen by the early morning folk of town, (such as the baker getting ready to set up for the day, and the newsboy on his way to collect his Gazettes for delivery, and so on,) making her way back to the Inn at some ridiculous wee hour of the morning again. She made no secret about being invited to a dinner party, but where did she go afterward? Surely all the other guests have long been in bed and will be sleeping in after such an evening. July 2nd; Evening A pair of servants from the Daniels House arrives at the inn and speaks with the innkeeper. They leave with two medium-sized black trunks and head back to their place of employ. July 4th, Midday Lady Bruce-Hervey is seen sluggishly leaving the inn for the last time. So much travel in such a short time is such wearisome business. Will she return in time for Denouement in less than two weeks?
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Lady Bruce-Hervey, Marchiness of Ailesbury &c.
Mar 01, 2021
@Morven Blackwood (Jenn) Perfect, thank you!!
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In General Discussion
Lady Bruce-Hervey, Marchiness of Ailesbury &c.
Feb 28, 2021
Four November, in the Year of our Lord seventeen hundred and seventy-six.
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