For the 14 days leading up to Christmas, we thought we’d pull out 14 watercolor paintings that describe the preparation of a glorious feast! Enjoy The Tricon Rugara as we head into winter (or summer if you’re one of our Southern Hemisphere friends).
You can see them all collected here.
“Every four winters the Supreme Consulate invites dignitaries from around the world to a special dinner. The dinner: The Tricon Rugara.”
“Dignitaries from all over the world gather here for the feast. Some of the masters are more exotic than their mounts. Humans and non-humans alike come together for the festivities.”
“Preparation starts early. The guests begin arriving weeks before the dinner. Tea is served twice a day according to custom.”
“Each staff person is assigned a dignitary family to tend to. All of the dignitaries are pleasant and, often times, the staff is invited along on their dinners and trips. Even later on once they leave, the staff still receives letters and invitations until they return the next year.”
“Specialty delicacies and preparation tools are delivered by the hour as the staff makes each suite to dazzle it’s occupants. Of course, the staff gets special treats as well as the dignitaries also bring gifts for their attendants.”
“There are rides through the countryside most mornings. Guests and staff alike are welcome, providing that their duties have been attended to beforehand.”
“The traditional crisps are baked with care and enjoyed by guests and staff alike. In fact, the staff has the better selection since they can bake them just the way they like with a few extra spices and treats.”
“We hang the bells that were crafted just for this event. They serve as doorbells, call bells… Really we hang them for any reason we can think of to display our treasured bells.”
“Sleighs are actually used less for travel and diversion, but more for the hauling of goods. Still, during the Tricon Rugara, they are ornamented with bells and trimmings to delight the eye.”