11-05-2009 04:10 PM
Welcome to everyone Residing in or Visiting our lovely Kingdom of Wordsmithonia!!!
Since you will be meeting many Important Personages as you travel about, perhaps this List will help keep things Straight.
Personages with the rank of Wordsmith and above (Scribes, Bibliophiles, and any Higher Ranks that we do not know about yet) are entitled to a Title and their own Domain. As King Ryan has said on the Welcome thread, please make yourselves known on that Thread, and he will Award you your Honours. Anyone of a lower Rank is Welcome to visit, or become a Citizen of Wordsmithonia.
I will start by Identifying myself, and then I encourage all other Nobles of the Realm to do the same! (You can Refresh your Memories from the Original Thread, if necessary). New Nobles may add to the Thread as they are Created.
I am Dame Dulcinea, Grand-Dame of Oz, Duchess of Fantasia.
Portraits of Me when Younger, and Now:
My Castles at Oz and Fantasia:
I sit on the Royal Council of Advisors, and have Jurisdiction over all Witches, Warlocks, and Dragons in the Realm. Having won the Royal Haiku Contest, I was also appointed Poet Laureate of Wordsmithonia. The following was my winning Poem:
In My Garden
my scarlet roses
fiery wild masterpieces
true symbols of love
As Poet Laureate, I was also Honoured to write a Royal Haiku to present to the Queen when we traveled to England for the Royal Garden Hat Party:
Oh, great Majesty,
Ruler of Britannia,
We reverence Thee.
Unfortunately, shortly prior to the Party, I was Bewitched by a Potato Spell, and recited the following instead:
spuds au gratin scalloped mashed
tater tots french fries
Happily, I recovered from the Spell, although for a while, French Fries were the only Potatoes I could Bear to be in the Presence of.
While on a Quest to explore the Dungeons in the Royal Castle, I discovered two Enchanted Talking Cats, Romeo and Khan, who live with me.
They were later joined by Salem and Morris, refugees from the Coup in Catatonia. Like Romeo and Khan, Salem is Enchanted and also has Magical Powers. Morris, however, is a Normal Cat.
At that time, The Cowardly Lion also settled in Oz.
He is of great Help in running Oz, as I prefer to Dwell in my lovely Crystal Castle of Fantasia most of the time.
When I was promoted to Scribe, dear King Ryan presented me with the newest Member of my Family, Fuzzy:
That is all About Me and my Household. Now I invite all other Royalty and Nobles of Wordsmithonia to Self-Identify!
(Please keep On Topic, so that this will be a Clean Thread for Easy Reference.)
Grand Dame of the Land of Oz, Duchess of Fantasia, in the Kingdom of Wordsmithonia; also, Poet Laureate of the Kingdom of Wordsmithonia
11-05-2009 06:29 PM
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Scribe Princess Deb, Duchess of Wordsville, Marquessa of Gotham --- Sits on Royal Council of Advisors, controls and operates all kingdom libraries, controls all activities of Super Heroes. Protector of all fur companions
Here is a formal portrait of me Here is me reading in my magical fairy land
This is one of my magical palaces
These are my rooms in the new Kingdom.
11-06-2009 12:27 AM - edited 11-06-2009 12:28 AM
I would like to thank Dame Dulcinea for this wonderful idea. I would love to introduce myself and my household.
My name is Ryan. I'm the King of Wordsmithonia, Duke of Bookendia, and Earl of Letteria. I was going to include a picture of my wonderful sister, the Princess Deb but she beat me to it. My mother, The Dowager Queen Kathy will be doing her own introduction.
My adopted son, Prince Aidan
The nanny to Prince Aidan, Mary Poppins
Laszlo, One of my Irish Wolfhounds
Mazrim, My other Irish Wolfhound
Corsiero, My favortie Magic Steed
Pearl, My flying carpet
The Royal Palace of Wordsmithonia
The Castle of Bookendia
The castle of Letteria
11-06-2009 01:32 PM
Greetings and Salutations to all who visit The Kingdom of Wordsmithonia. I will introduce myself.
I am The Dowager Queen KathyS --- The former ruler of Wordsmithonia
Duchy of Highland Palms. Picture of Highland Palms Castle
Queen Mummy of, and consult to, King Ryan and Princess Deb
I am the Great-Great Granddaughter of King Kylryan and Great-Great Niece of Prince Billfor
I sit on The Royal Council of Advisors
I regulate activates of Emmett Kelly and his ilk.
I am adviser on culinary matters, lawn clippings, and castle renovations
I travel to far-off lands to assist in matters of unsolved mysteries
All are welcome to join our Kingdom of Wordsmithonia, and participate freely. Enjoy!
If trouble arises within our Kingdom, either myself, or King Ryan, will deal with these issues. The final ruling hands.
Queen Mother, KathyS
11-07-2009 12:07 AM
Oh dear, the King removed the pictures of my quarters. I guess he is just protecting me from all those lovesick men, determined to marry a Princess
11-09-2009 11:54 AM - edited 11-09-2009 11:56 AM
11-12-2009 12:25 PM
11-09-2009 08:37 PM
Please permit me to introduce myself. I am Nancy the Wanderer and I seek residence in your fair land. My trusty steed and I have traveled greatly and served many rulers far and wide. It is my wish now to settle in one land and serve one king.
I hereby offer to you, King Ryan, your dear mother, The Dowager Queen Kathy and your wonderful sister, Princess Deb, my humble service. During times of conflict, I will serve you as a brave warrior. In times of peace (and I wish only those on Wordsmithonia), I could serve you as escort, messenger, boundary patrol, or parade and festival entertainment (of which my steed and I are especially talented).
I have enclosed a copy of a portrait for your consideration.
I thank you, King Ryan, for considering my request to be of humble service to you and your family and the fine nobles of Wordsmithonia.
I await your word.
Nancy the Wanderer
12-14-2009 08:06 PM - edited 03-19-2010 10:32 AM
I am Queen Pollenasia, Mother Bee of Gardenclubonia, Gnominal Ruler of the Gnomes, and The Baroness Barnesandnobilia. I bring welcome from the Grand Duchy of Cincinnattus in the realm of the Middle Earth, ur, Middle USia. I bring most floriferous greetings to your royals and nobles from the wintery climes of Cincinnattus.
03-08-2010 04:41 PM
03-08-2010 12:55 PM
To all of the realm,
I would like to introduce everyone to a newcomer to our kingdom, I should have done this a few days ago but matters of state have blocked me from doing so.
Lady Luanne is hereby named Duchess of Andor and Guardian of The Wheel of Time.
Please welcome her with open arms.
Our royal portrait painter, Edward Gorey, just finished her official portrait for the Gallery.
03-10-2010 10:04 AM
My glass is raised to welcome the new Duchess from the Countess of Night Island so dubbed by our leige King Ryan.
I've been absent for a while trying to keep all the creatures of the night fed and not from the other inhabitants.
Welcome Lady Luanne!!!
Long live the King!!!
03-11-2010 12:06 AM
To All Of The Realm,
It was recently brought to my attention that the portrait of Lady Debbie, Countess of Night Island, was never put into the gallery. I'm deeply sorry for that and those responsbile have been punished. They must eat unseasoned mashed carrots and turnips every meal for the next two weeks.
So with no further ado, I present the official portrait of Countess Debbie of Night Island.
03-11-2010 09:20 AM
11-05-2010 04:12 PM
Please allow me to introduce myself,
I am Donna, Priestess of Avalon. A new arrival in the Kingdom of Wordsmithonia. Part of my Priestess training is spending a year or two in a neighboring kingdom to learn other ways of living. Cloistered life on the Isle of Avalon is not for everyone!! My mentor the High Priestess Branwen, ruler of Avalon, suggested Wordsmithonia. She is involved right night with Ninian the Lady of Lake and a certain young king named Arthur.
I would post a picture of myself but am not quite certain how. I have taken up residence in a small garden cottage. The good Queen Mother Kathy has allowed me the use of said cottage. It is absolutely delightful. I am near the bend of the river. I have a lovely garden out back for meditation.
If either King Ryan or the good Queen Mother Kathy would be so kind as to present a job or royal function, I would be happy to fulfill my duties in the kingdom.
I would like to extend a special thanks to Burges for helping with my cottage. An amazing job of both the cottage and the garden. Nothing is closer to nature than a wonderful garden near a river!!
By the blessings of the Goddess,
Donna, Priestess of Avalon
02-26-2011 04:43 PM - edited 02-26-2011 05:07 PM
I am appling for cizenship in wordsmithonia!
For it is in giving that we receive.
Francis of Assisi