A pleasant and warm drive through Wales, slowly past the mountains and up the coast a chill covered the outside air. Entering York, Sir Rob Wildwood pointed out some sites to Sir Thomas Leaf as they entered the city of York. In the older days, this was a Roman settlement later taken over by Vikings as a center of trade, commerce, and exploration. The adventurers, travel weary, arrived at Sir Rob’s castle. After unloading bags at Sir Rob’s, the duo were uplifted with a second wind of energy reading to venture into the walled city. A local Pagan moot was happening with a caste of wizards, witches, shamans, and ceremonial magicians hosting a introductory class on the Qaballah atop the haunted Black Swan Pub. Along the walk, Sir Rob illuminated Sir Thomas Leaf with some of the more mysterious and haunting spots of York including some pubs, inns, and areas. Ghost walks aplenty line these very streets on weekend nights. Just next to the Black Swan were more excavations uncovering more of York’s Viking past. Sir Rob treated Sir Leaf to a cider as they headed up the haunted stairwell of the Black Swan into the Folk Club’s room where a slide projector and a introductory lecture awaited. Afterwards, a bit more wandering through the city, back to the Rob’s castle, a good night’s rest was had.
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- In its 7th year … The Chronicles of Sir Thomas Leaf are back … The Great Walkabout Down under and Sailing the Seven Seas will be on hold in its completion for the time being due to funding & time it takes to process the photos, write, and design the pages – these tales should resume back in production come May 2012. Meanwhile, we plan to post the current journey of Sir Thomas Leaf as he returns to Cornwall to the Land of the Fae … hopefully (funding dependent) … live … day to day … If you’d like to see this happen, NOW is the time to pledge support or send in your donations as Sir Thomas will be journeying on the tightest shoestring he has yet travelled on … A $5 donation will buy him a chai where he can get online and weave you a tale with photos … otherwise, you’ll have to wait as fate allows publishing … But we digress … Lets begin … the Chronicles of Sir Thomas Rhymer … and the Quest to the Land of the Fae … This is to replace the failed funding project of the Pirates which couldn’t happen like we wanted it to so is being replaced by this adventure, which will ‘eventually’ be turned into a book …
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