So Close...And Another Go 'Round
Previously... "Nestor's Perfect Brew." His glass filled to just below the brim with the right amount of head to the beer. The glass even appeared to frost cold a bit. He took a sip and winced. "Damn. Still not right."
The Lost Scrolls of Nestor & Tinka 2023
Photo by Joel Brueske Photography Cold heart / warm heart Sunday morning, Nestor and I had a chance to wander for a bit. He caught the attention of a woman on one of the rented motorized scooters. She had named her steed 'Coldheart.' We had a lovely chat with her. We made her laugh. We made an effort to admire her while making her feel welcomed and she told us how she appreciated it. If Nestor laid out some charm, I tried to lay it out thicker. I was not going to let him out-do me. He shook her hand and kissed the back of it, and so did I. We both shouted for her daughter when she told us the name. We helped reunite her when the opportunity presented itself. We gave the Lady Karen one hell of a morning.
Renaissance Festival War Stories Sept 29/Sept 30/Oct 1, 2023
...Continued from Weekend 6 The Sidequest Players was born of an idea, "What if we did a show from a place of love and kindness?" This was our last opportunity to make that magic. We leave it all in the lanes.
- Top Story - September 2023
Renaissance Festival War Stories September 16/17, 2023Top Story - September 2023
...Continued from Weekend 4 What a weekend! It was the first weekend The Sidequest Players were without Query the Riddlemaster and we sure missed him. There are only a couple stories this week, but boy are they doozies!
Renaissance Festival War Stories August 26/27, 2023
Continued from Weekend One It's weekend two and the theme is bringing people together A patron looked past two other people, b-lined to me, and said to me "YOU look like you know your way around here..." She asked me where she could find a certain scent of incense. She chose me, I could not let this woman down- she was getting red-carpet treatment. I offered her my arm, she took it and we went off. We went to one shop, no luck. She was ready to give up and return to her family, but I was not having it. We walked to another shop, one that belongs to a friend of mine, where, frankly, we should have gone first. We passed the Sidequest Stop and Nestor playfully gave us grief about us walking away. I told him we were still on our quest for incense. We went to the shop and got a bunch, and for a great deal. We talked, laughed, discussed her son, and her grand children. We were hanging out together for 15-20 minutes and thoroughly enjoyed each other's company.
Renaissance Festival War Stories August 19/20, 2023
This season I'm back with a whole new team: The Sidequest Players. We are a team of seven: Rosie, Yuzuha, Peter, Clover, Query, Nestor, and myself. We got together to play some games with the people of the village. Everyone is our new friend. We come from a place called 'love.' And we are here to spread some charisma, intellect, wisdom, and most of all fun and joy.
The Traveling Party
They were a mixed batch if nothing else; a traveling party of four: An anthropomorphic warforged, an undead, an old drunk wearing furs who clearly had PTSD; and the strangest of all - a normal, healthy, little girl who claimed to have fallen out of the sky.