Unto all craftspeople who see these words do Josef and Slaine, Baron and Baroness of Three Rivers, send greetings. At the Gathering of the Chieftains We will accept bids from those who would build a castle for Us in the Barony of Three Rivers. (Alas, we do not have the funds to really build such a structure but let's play along.) Those who would compete in earnest please bring a display such as a model or plan of your ideas. Group entries are encouraged (such as cooks designing the kitchen, glassworkers designing windows, etc.) We hope this is a fun way to think about medieval art and architecture. Some things to think about: We imagine this castle on the bluffs overlooking one of our rivers. Defense- There are whispers again from the Barony of Grey Niche, our long time frenemy! Gathering space for a few hundred people - We Three Riverians like to hang out with each other. An excellent courtyard for martial activities Stables - The First Horse of Calontir lives around here! Living space for a family and their retainers Please let Us know if you have any questions. [log in to unmask] or Baroness Slaine is available through Facebook at Mary Slaine Haselbauer . Feel free to forward this missive to those who might be interested. We are eager to see what your creativity comes up with. Baron Josef and Baroness Slaine -- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.edu. listserv.unl.edu lists do not accept incoming email from Yahoo.com, AOL.com or Dropbox.com due to their DMARC policies.