I heralded in (and somewhat messed up at) a fun, silly mumming before the dancing, whereat jducoeur playing Apollo, accompanied by Terpsichore, "audited" the barony's artistic activities. I'm no good at improvisation, but it went very well despite the flub.
The capper, of course, was that auntie_elspeth was inducted into the Carolingian Order of the Daystar for service to the barony over several decades. Carolingia, unlike many baronies, doesn't have a separate "out-barony" service award. If you serve Carolingia, you are Carolingian, in keeping with the baronial motto "Carolingia Status Mentic Est": Carolingia is a State of Mind. Still, this was a very rare thing, and a very great honor. You can't hide here in Bridge any more, Beth: you're a Carolingian! %^).