Ceridwen and Fieya Wed!

Rene Mendsey

UP: Sonoma

    The flowers were in full bloom as friends fromfar and wide gathered in Nujelím to witness the recent wedding of scholarCeridwen to his beloved Fieya. A short engagement, the wedding was set a meretwo weeks after Ceridwen's rescue from Xandrick and Grythak, two old and bitterenemies of the Britain librarian.

The blushing bride looked radiant in white, offset by a clear, almost glowingcrystalline band of unknown magical ability given to her by Ceridwen. The groomand attendants were clad in pale blue, the officiant in green. As the brideapproached the center of the garden with her attendants, a look of shock filledthe groom's face. Each of the women had a jester hat - including the officiantCecilia. After a momentís hesitation, Cecilia called the crowd to attentionand announced it was time to "get down to business". The women puttheir other hats on.

Determined to keep the ceremony as light and cheery as the summer eveningair, the pronouncement Cecilia embarked upon seemed anything but businesslike.Pitching the standard ceremony over her shoulder in a dramatic fashion, theofficiant (rumored to be from Wind) spoke of love, nature, and marriage but keptthe ceremony light and humor-filled. During the vows of Ceridwen and Fieya, sheturned to Ceridwen and added "To have a finer appreciation for jesterhats" in the middle of his vows to the delight of the crowd. With much adoand a dramatic pause or two, the couple was pronounced husband and wife; theskies lit up in a joyful celebration of fireworks and blessings.

The rings? Glad you asked. We were able to get a peek at them before the happycouple departed for their new life together. His read, "I told you I couldhandle it -Fieya". Hers? "'Oh no you don't' -Ceridwen"

After dining on delicious goods provided by Marisa Mordin, as she kept thetables overflowing with wine, meats, fruits and baked goods, the couple departedfor their honeymoon to the fond farewells and best wishes of all.

Earlier this week, Ceridwen announced his retirement from the positions ofHistorian of Britain and Curator of the Britain Public Library and will nolonger conduct office hours each week. The newlyweds will henceforth live in thewelcomed peace and quiet (in so much as this fine couple knows how, with theirnear constant, yet loving bickering) of the caverns of Wind.

Many congratulations to Ceridwen and Fieya! May your new lives together befilled with joy.

From the Town Cryer - The Journal of Ultima Online, Sunday, July 9th 2000