The Shire is filled to the brim with colorfully costumed characters and merrymakers, ready to make your visit an unforgettable experience! Immerse yourself in the days of Merrie Olde England, steeped in the allure of bygone days and knights! Learn more about the two acting troupes that make up the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire—The Bacchanalians and The Blackfryars.
Henry VIII, by the Grace of God, King of England, France and Lord of Ireland
Boisterous and energetic, lover of sport, mirth and merriment, our handsome king is an athlete, a warrior, a musician and poet. Henry is the most charismatic man to ever take the throne, but don’t let his love of festivities deceive you. Our king is a military lionheart with a surprisingly keen political mind. Henry was the first King of England to use the title “His Majesty”. If the lion knew his own strength, hard were it for any man to rule him.
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Queen Catherine of Aragon
Known for her graciousness, her compassion and her charm, Catherine is the epitome of nobility. Her courage and piousness earned for her the love and devotion of the English people. This daughter of Spain and paragon of virtue is our Queen.
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Lady Dolores Penburthy - Lady Mayor of Mt. Hope Shire
Perennially cheerful and socialite supreme. Essentially runs the town.
Sir Reginald Smythe Penburthy IX - Herald
Retired and addled knight, married to the Lady Mayor. Assists his wife (not always well) in her mayoral duties, and serves as the town herald upon necessity.
Lt. General Sir George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsburg, 4th Earl of Waterford, Lord Steward and Knight of the Garter - Hero of the Battle of the Spurs
In case he hasn't told you, this auspicious, swaggering Lord's latest victory was in France.
Lord High Admiral Sir Thomas Howard - Hero of the Battle of Flodden Field
Lord Howard is certianly no diplomat or courtier—this angry warlike Lord seeks to restore his family name and his rightful title as "Duke of Norfolk" through true patriotic service.
Henry "Hal" Bourchier - Earl of Essex
A member of Henry VIII's privy council and also Mary Say's loving husband (or so she makes sure to tell everybody), Hal's passion lies in speaking, which his wife mostly does for him. Catch him alone, however, and he will wax poetic about the Pythagorean theorem, the price of wheat in Northumberland, and why little green men were responsible for the Second Muscovite-Lithuanian War of 1500.
Lady Mary Say Bourchier - Countess of Essex
Stunningly confident and surprisingly loud, Mary Say Bourchier enjoys the simpler things in life, especially bear-baiting and hen-pecking. All she wants is to live in the wide open country where she can be as loud as possible and there are no neighbors to complain.
Taylor Grace Sumner
Lady Elizabeth Stafford - Countess of Surrey
A fifteen-year-old girl and good friend of Catherine of Aragon, Elizabeth Stafford lived at home until seven years ago and is suffering from a massive case of sheltered child syndrome. She is currently fed up with her husband's (Thomas Howard) constant swordplay and is now trying to play the field…so she has a crush on all the men in court.
Sir Robert Aske of Aughton near Shelby
This brave Knight fought most fiercely for King and country at the Battle of the Spurs. A carousing lover of wine, gambling and all things creative, this warrior earned his victory holiday and he’s going to enjoy it.
Captain Bertram Powell
Captain of the Kings Yeoman Guard. Bertram has seen it all. Were it not for his undying loyalty, he could tell stories that could start wars!
Yeoman Randolf Ward
Guardian to the King and Queen. Randolf is green, eager to please and delightfully unburdened with intelligence. Randolf may not have a rapier wit, but with a broadsword or halberd in his hand it’s quite clear why he’s trusted to protect our beloved King and Queen.
Finlay Muir - Scottish Warrior
For most people, having ones hands shackled on a festival day would be downright depressing. Then again, most people aren’t Finlay Muir! Since being forced to yield by his new “frenemy” Thomas Howard at Flodden Field, Finlay has decided that as long as his hands are bound, he might as well smile and have a good time. Of course, if anyone were to remove his shackles, he’d be forced to kill every last one of us! Perhaps we should just leave them on.
Fanrich Bartold Von Holtz - Landsknecht (German Mercenary)
This overly hospitable and amicable soldier is a veteran of over a hundred frays. Just ask him, he’ll tell you all about them…every detail…and he won’t let his lack of English skills stop him.
Xavier LaRoache - French Fool
Sir George Talbot himself discovered this vagabond cowering behind a tent at the Battle of the Spurs. The manner in which he begged for his life was so hilarious that Sir George saw it fit to present him to the Queen as her new jester.
Sir John (Joan) Mayweather - Soldier
It’s an old story. Boy meets girl. Girl loves boy so much that she cannot bear to see him go off to war. Girl then dresses up like a man so she can be a soldier with him. Girl becomes a better soldier than boy, so she advances in rank and respect, leaving boy behind. As it turns out, girl loves being a soldier more than girl loves boy. Poor boy.
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Penny Posch - Thief
This beautiful and dangerous thief is so good at her trade that unless her nemesis, Sherriff Agnes Chadwick is around, she will often announce herself and her intentions. Otherwise it’s just too easy!
Mistress Agnes Chadwick, Sherrif of Mt. Hope - Law Enforcement
Our sheriff knows right well that without the dark there can be no light. Pragmatic through and through, Agnes keeps the shire’s undesirables in check. She knows how they think. After all, she and notorious thief, Penny Posch used to be partners in crime!
Martin Strangeways - Rat Catcher
The Shire rat catcher was minding his own business when the Queen "invited" him to come sing with Joyful Noyse. But now that he has an opportunity to poke fun at the nobility with the barrier of "The Queen invited me here," he's going to take every advantage he's got.
Amethyst Cuthbert - Goldsmith
As the daughter of one of England’s finest goldsmiths, to say she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth just doesn’t seem right…yet you get the picture. She’s part goldsmith, part jeweler and since she can afford it, part banker! Always in good spirits, this playful mistress wishes only to beautify the shire with her wares and her love of merriment.
Alfie Dunston - Traveling Regional Executioner
As a traveling executioner, Alfie is not always greeted with a high amount of enthusiasm, except of course, in Mt. Hope where executions are so rare that no one fears old Alfie. His greatest fear (besides being deathly afraid of sharp metal objects) is having to actually perform his duty in Mt. Hope and lose the hospitality there, he has grown so accustomed to.
Abishag Peebles - Ale Wench
Hard working and ambitious, Abby has the gift of gab and that "can do" attitude that a good wench needs to get ahead in life. Abby is certain that one day, she, and all who work hard like her, will get to enjoy the fruits of labour. As it turns out, today be just one of those days, for at six of the clock this very e'en, the owner of The Boars Head Inn will be handing over the keys! But wait…isn't The Boars Head supposed to be right…ne'er mind, I must have made a wrong turn.
Ursel Pfeifferr - German Fur Trader
As a fur trader, Ursel spends most of her time off in the wilderness. Her social skills, as a matter of course, directly reflect this. Be not mislead though! Underneath her harsh choice of words and odd choices of conversation topics, lies a heart full of sweetness who just wants to be your friend.
Detert Fleischkopf - German Pork Butcher
Thankfully Detert’s enthusiasm for just about anything is positively infectious, otherwise his poor understanding of social cues and his blunt, unintentionally crass nature might be downright annoying. But we love Detert, really we do.
Templeton Gibb - Pennybrygg Player
Nervous and eager to please, this young thespian is anxious to earn a reputation as one of England’s respected actors. Tell him you’ve heard of him and watch him explode with excitement.
Delilah Love - Pennybrygg Player
At first glance Delilah is sweet, kind and loveable. Look a little deeper and you’ll find her thrill seeking need for excitement, which can often get her into trouble.
Thurston Wright - Pennybrygg Player
The pride and prestige of the Pennybrygg Players. How the Pennybrygg Players were able to afford an actor of Thurston’s caliber is difficult to understand. His fame and public adoration are simply unprecedented.
Meredith Loxley - Pennybrygg Player
Elegant, mysterious, captivating, alluring, mesmerizing, enchanting, graceful, powerful and brilliant…these are the words she would prefer you use to describe her.
Petunia Pennybrygg - Pennybrygg Player
After the mysterious disappearance of her parents, it was positively astounding how quickly and efficiently she took over the family business…perhaps…too astounding?…Nah!!! Well, just in case, we should all treat her with a good deal of respect.
Harcourt Fenton - Pennybrygg Player
This con man turned actor found the perfect long con when he met Petunia Pennybrygg. But is he actually developing an affection for Petunia and an appreciation for the art of acting? Or is this all a part of his scam? You decide.
Lord Raulph Plumbcrackers - Pennybrygg Player
When casting a play, sometimes one must settle for those who are willing. And so we have Lord Raulph Plumbcrackers. A strange character indeed, but is he a Lord, an escaped bedlamite, or five ducks in a man suit? We just can’t tell.
Captain Tobias Bridge - Pirate
Captain of the Black Barnacle. We are not sure where he came from or how he acquired his vessel but from an outside perspective he appears to be a flamboyant, drunken fool. He always does seem to "Bridge" the way at the last moment to fix each of his problems with great flare and performance. He is fond of obnoxious singing and bright colors, lover/disappointer of women, and when coinage and drink is to be found, he stumbles in that direction.
First mate Les Moody - Pirate
Les (don't call him Leslie) Moody has been under the thumb of Captain Bridge for far too long, in his opinion, and longs for the day that he can captain his own ship. Unfortunately, he is deathly afraid of water, so he is stuck with the one captain in the world who actually appreciates his usefulness on a ship. He spends his free time knitting, appreciating fine art, and plotting the demise of his fearless leader.
Gavin “The Cannon” Blood - Pirate
Gavin is the Gunner and "muscle" of the Black Barnacle. He is, well…not the brightest gem in the treasure chest. He is sweet, however, and cares deeply for Les. He will often "hulk" out if he ever loses his temper but usually he is sweet, shy and a lover of small, cuddly animals. He has a pet rat that has been dead for several weeks. No one is brave enough to break the news to him.
Henrick St. Ives - Pirate
Navigator/cabin boy/anything-the-captain-needs man of the Black Barnacle. Originally from the icy Viking waters, he was picked up by Bridge as a teenager. He is bright and full of youthful energy. He is an overachiever and way too enthusiastic. He is deeply hurt if he does something that is not perfect.
Astrid Noorden - Siren of the North Seas
Astrid is as cool and calm as the glacial waters from which she hails. Many have tried to thaw her icy exterior, but only the most worthy (and hairy) Viking warrior can melt this Siren's heart. Beards are her weakness. Little known fact: Astrid can speak fluent whale, dolphin and a hint of seal.
Nadia Southwall - Siren of the South Seas
Fierce, fabulous and a little vain, Nadia is the "diva" of the Sirens. Her hot-blooded passions are boiling just beneath the surface; even though her temper can flare in an instant, it can dissipate just as quickly. Her tastes run towards the rich and powerful men (she and Odysseus were very close, regardless of what the stories might have you believe).
Talia Estion - Siren of the Eastern Seas
Talia is the Siren who most often has her head in the clouds. She thinks her reflection is actually her long lost twin, Tulia. Some might think Talia is a few guppies short of an aquarium, but she still manages to lure naïve and unsuspecting young men to her side!
Morgane Westerly - Siren of the Western Seas
Wild and unpredictable, Morgane craves adventure and excitement at every turn. The few sailors who have dared to venture into the unexplored Western waters have caused her to develop a particular taste for both pyrates and ale. Unfortunately, the more she drinks, the more sober she becomes!
Millie Hagloft - Haberdasher
A hat for all occasions; just ask Millie; trendsetter, adaptable head wear for all reasons and seasons. Reasonably priced, easily transformed and according to Millie, no head goes unadorned!
Marion P. Cooperton - Cooper
Got a cask with a leak; a barrel with a hole? Marion is just your girl! First she'll have to test the barrel, go ahead, fill it with your best beer or wine and she'll have her mug waiting to catch what leaks! Always smiling and ready for mischief and today the King and Queen arrive…there might be some barrels need mending there!
Cordelia Smith - Blacksmith's Daughter
Named after her mom, Cordelia is the oldest daughter of the Smith clan. A responsible, resourceful, and radiant young woman. Have you ever heard the phrase "If it'aint broke, don't fix it!"? She definitely hasn't.
Caledonia Cavendish - Seamstress
A stitch in time saves nine! Caledonia always checking buttons, eyeing seams and measuring hems! You never know when someone might need a stitch or two or three! If you're lucky, she may even sing to you while she works! And that is a treat worth popping your own buttons for!
Karen Rose Bitzer
Willow Everglen - Gardner
This little Shire moppet puts the nurse in nursery; plant whisperer extraordinaire; she allows moss to grow on the south side of trees, which causes problems for local travelers. So, is she a gnome, a sprite or just a sweet soul with a beautiful voice and a green thumb? You decide.
Vincenzo Baritone - Baker
From the isle of Jersey, this baker and his little brother ventured onto the Shire of Mt. Hope where they found a home. "Mangia, mangia" is this bakers mantra! If "bread is the staff of life", Vincenzo's mission is to make sure that all are living well! With the Royal couple in town, he has plans for the most magnificent loaf ever created! Just ask him to share his "secret" recipe!
Hariet Haddock - Fish Monger
"Every fish hath a story!" Salty or fresh, if you want to know where it came from or how to cook it, Mistress Haddock has the answer to all! Sometimes she even makes up the answer, but who cares? Her charm and good nature makes her a magnet for all the Shire children as she regales them with stories and tales sure to put a smile on their faces and joy in their heart!
Lavinia Crabtree - Fruit Monger
Fruit has been getting a bad rep for too long! Eve bites an apple and she and Adam get thrown out of Eden, Snow White bites an apple and suddenly develops narcolepsy, an apple stolen from Hera's garden is responsible for the start of the Trojan War…OK maybe apples are the only fruit getting the bad rep, but either way, Lavinia wants you to give them their due respect! Grapes make Wine after all…and what's better than THAT?
Ima B. Quickfingers - Apprentice Pickpocket
Ima spends her days roaming the Shire, looking for merriment and a good jest! However, a girl has to eat, so, she has taken to the fine art of lifting that which is not necessarily her own property. She is TERRIBLE at it, but with such a bubbly personality and a quick apology, she is off and running to her next adventure, usually with a shilling in her hand, food in her pocket and a smile on her face! Her idol is Baby Face Parker, but there is no fear that this mischief maker will ever take over the Shire underworld!
April Denise Cuffley
Rosemary Nettlewise - Wise Woman
Whether delivering babies, curing heart burn or relieving love sickness, Rosemary is the woman for what ever ails ya! She may look mysterious, but our Rosemary is one of the "elders of the community" and often seen in the company of the Mayor who never makes a move without asking her advice!
Charity Primrose - Dance Mistress
Whether leading peasant dances in honor of the King and Queen or teaching dance in the street, this Dance Mistress always has a move up her sleeve and a smile on her face as she spreads the love of dance freely about the Shire.
Mindy Tornbury - Rag Picker
Mindy happily wanders the Shire in search of bits and pieces of fabric to wash and sell! Who knows where you can find a bit of cotton or wool. She is full of excitement today, Royalty abound, and who knows, she may find all sorts of finery today!
Lady Elizabeth Browne Somerset - Countess of Worcester
This Lady has a little mischief in her soul! While on duty with the Queen, she is attentive and ready to do Her Majesties bidding, but, when seen around the Shire, she is the first one to dance a jig, sing a song, tell a jest and generally liven up the crowd around her. No one is ever certain what will happen when in the company of this Lady, but you can bet it will be quite merry!
Baritone Giuseppe - Sculptor
This younger of the Baritone brothers is the artist of the pair; he discovered his talent for sculpting while in the family business of baking bread, but he knew he had to move on from dough…perhaps he will sculpt the Royal couple as they wander through the Shire of Mt. Hope!
Bonnie (Baby Face) Parker - Con Artist
Don't let this innocent face fool you, Baby Face has earned her stripes a professional thief. She has high aspirations to becoming "the leader of her own gang:" the crime lord of Mt. Hope. Of course, now her partner has returned to town. Are they rivals, are they partners? Who knows, but this gregarious woman of the world enjoys life on the Shire and is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the King and his court. More pockets to pick!
Heather Haddock - Fish Monger's Daughter
Raised on love and fish; Harriet's daughter shares her moms love of fish, fishy tales and fish fries! Of course, Heather's tendency to be on the move constantly makes it difficult to catch the fish. Oh well, life in the shire is adventure enough for this happy go lucky lass!
Jacqueline Pollack - Limner (Artist)
Jacqueline comes from a long line of painters and the Shire is the more beautiful for it. While her parents painted buildings, Jacqueline began painting people, and animals and flowers on any surface she could find. She finds her joy in creating beauty around the Shire and sharing it with others!
Rip Skeleton - Grave Digger
Rip's basic philosophy is "holes are where it's at"…or, at least where we'll all be, someday!
Hamish McDougal - Scottish Ambassador's Younger Brother
Whimsical younger brother of the Scottish Ambassador. He made a wrong turn, landed in Mt. Hope, the local brew is great and decided to stay for awhile! And now, bring on the Victory party; does it really matter who won?
Henrietta Fiddlehead - Farmer's Daughter
Just because she's here on business for her father doesn't mean she can't have a little fun too! An exeuberant and charming young lady, put her and her BFF Molly in the same room and you're in for a treat. She will have to sell that goat eventually. Speaking of which, where did that goat get off to? Uh oh…
Beatrice Honeysuckle - Match-Maker
Love, love, love! No one does it better than the Shire matchmaker; she can tell in an instant where love shines its light and she will be glad to tell you! No doubt about it, love is in the air and, the King and Queen, the most noble of love matches are in town. What could be finer?!
Lady Margaret Pole - Countess of Salisbury
Always merry to be around, her wit is sharp and ready for work. Steady in the rough times, she keeps a good eye on the comings and goings about Her Majesty! In other words, this Lady has the Queen's back!
Yeoman Sir Stephen Elliot Branberry
Given a battlefield commendation by the Queen, this yeoman guard has the voice that puts the fear in those around. While he is all business when on duty, Sir Stephen does have one weakness; kittens. He melts when in the presence of kittens; as a matter of fact, he misses his own sweet kitten, Spot!
Lady Alice Blount - Baroness of Mount Joy
Danger hides deep in the heart of this lovely Lady in Waiting. Always ready to serve the Queen, whether carrying her basket, holding her cup or riding by her side in battle! This lovely rose has very sharp thorns!
Temperance Goodpenny - Vegetable Monger
Temperance believes that Vegetables are Mother Nature's expression of love to humanity. Not above getting down and dirty to commune with her beloved vegetables, Temperance knows Broccoli makes the best pet. Well what do YOU do with Broccoli? Eat it?? That's a living, breathing, intelligent being!!
Emma Bowman - Huntress
Emma and Edward, identical twins born a few months apart, with skills for tracking, hunting, skinning and tanning are at home in the wilderness. On this festival day, however, Emma is ready to ditch her brother and wonder around the Shire! She might even see the King! She loves to meet new people, discuss the business of the day and maybe even kick up her heels a bit.
Grace Brackenfield - Miller
Grinding the grain for the village of Mt. Hope is a family trade. Grace's father, uncles and grandfather all worked the stone. Now it's her turn to run the business, and she adds a woman's touch to the mix. Perhaps that's why her flour has a distinctly lavender scent! She has even taken to doing a finely ground manchet for the Lady Mayor and her household. Now, the King is here, perhaps a rose scented manchet would be to His liking! An exciting day, indeed for this enthusiastic miller of grains!
Amelia Smith - Blacksmith's Daughter
The youngest of Weylan's daughters. When you grow up around heavy tools, sharp pointy objects, and fire, what else is there to be afraid of? Always looking for an adventure and a group of people to share it with, Amelia brings her father great pride and frequent heart- attacks.
Ensign Jerrett Hempfield - Yeoman Guard
Field commissioned by His Majesty, Jerrett is confident, brave and shows strong leadership skills. When off duty, he is likely to be found entertaining the masses with tales of battles, bravery and bird watching! Jerrett is an avid bird watcher and is often found extolling the virtures of the collared dove, gold finch and the starling! Just ask him, he'll be glad to tell you about his favorite battle or bird!
Wendy Goodfellow - Shire Tipster
Are you in a pickle? Need advice, need an alibi, need a way to get out of problems? Wendy isn't always right about what to do, but she has such confidence in her advice, how can you not do what she says? It didn't work? YOU must have done something wrong.
Timothy Baxter - Town Crier
Promoted from singing messenger to town crier, Timothy is now singing town news across the Shire, announcing all the shire shows from Swashbuckler Grove to O'Malley's Alley.
Blanche White - Mayor's Cook
Whether a salad made with avens, borage and rocket dressed with a Spanish olive oil and ale or a pike with oysters and roasted mutton, the Penburthy's have never eated so well! Where did Mistress White come from? Her mysterious arrival upon the Shire was a stroke of good luck for Lord and Lady Penburthy! Always cheerful, willing to share a cooking tip, or perhaps a little gossip from the Manor, Mistress White is certainly "in the know!"
Melody Allenbrook - Scribner
Punsmith, page and go to girl in the Pennburthy household. Look out or you may be the inspiration for her next joke, or the next law of the Shire! Melody is a sharp wit who, unbeknownst to most, is the writer of Sir Reginald's best material, and also the hand that writes/voice that reads the Shire of Mount Hope's laws. Who else is going to do it? It's not like the Lady Mayor or her husband know how to…
Clyde Fagen - Con Man
A legend in his own mind, Clyde is a charming and masterful con artist Who just so happens to be the former partner of Babyface Parker. Finally returning to Mount Hope after years away on "the long con" (where he actually became quite wealthy), who knows what he and Babyface have planned...
Angelita Pastor - Spanish Shepherdess
Every flock needs a leader, and Angelita is the leader for your flock. Not a flock of sheep? Doesn't matter to this determined Spanish girl. Angelita will corral anything that moves, including people! The only thing she can't seem to keep in line is her cousin, Carmen.
Sarah Ellorah Mead
Molly MacButter - Milk Maid
They say "the cream rise to the top", and Molly is truly creme fraiche! A willful, charismatic, and effervescent young woman, she is always smooth and rarely salty. If she's not managing the milk supply of the shire, she's whipping a crowd into an uproar with her BFF Henrietta.
Lady Cicely Grey Sutton - Baroness Chandos
While this Lady married young, she married wisely! She is enjoying her time in Court; a fine horsewoman, skilled with a bow and always ready to enjoy the country side! It is said that often spats among the Ladies are settled with the bow and arrow; the Ladies of the court have learned not to argue the Baroness!
Lady Joan Champernowne
Currently unmarried, this very clever Lady is well read, very politically astute, a wonderful conversationalist, and sings as beautifully as a nightingale. The Queen is always on the look out for a suitable man; but, who is worthy of this treasure? AND, Lady Joan is quite happy to answer to no man…at least for now!
Holden Hammersmith - Joiner
Holden is the Shire "golden haired boy"; when anyone needs anything done, Holden is the man! From fixing fences, mending chair legs or hanging that pesky lantern that keeps toppling off the wall. His talents don't stop there, he's a master with tools, twine, stone and mud! Holden does the impossible with nothing more than good old fashioned ingenuity. Most folks think that necessity if the mother of all invention; we know the truth, it was Holden!
Belinda Mayes - Inventor
Maybe not the best inventor, but does she ever believe in her product! One product that meets every NEED; mix it with water, sand, or snow and there you have it! Or, don't…it doesn't matter because Belinda is on to the next invention!
Emily Nicole Pritt
Holly Chattinghose - Stocking Mender
Holly is always looking for holey socks to mend, and in the Shire, she is a busy woman! Holes abound, however, she can often be found telling stories with sock puppets, surely no one is REALLY in a hurry to get them back! Stocking puppet shows are so entertaining and she plays so many parts with her cast of sock characters! Now, maybe she can entertain the King with a royal holey sock puppet show!
Cassandra Combs - Bee Keeper
Bees only sting what they think is a threat, and Cassandra has never been stung. Always in a state of delightful confusion, and busy as a…well…you know…Cassandra wants nothing more than to discover every possible use for honey. I'm sure the humming sound she makes when she walks is totally natural…
Weyland Smith - Blacksmith
Daughters Cordelia and Amelia keep Weyland busy! Smithing is hard, physical work, but nothing like parenting these two lively daughters. For now, the Royal Couple is in town and he hopes to shoe a horse or two; as long as the girls can stay out of mischief during the Royal visit!
Renee d'Balourd - French Spy/Bedlamite
This Shire mascot insists he is French and all just nod and smile! Is he a spy? Did he escape from Bedlam? It hardly matters, he is always good for a jest and makes smiles appear wherever he goes! Ask him what the news is in the Shire, it's a good bet he has no idea!
Lanky Hemptwister - Rope Maker
Maker of rope and all things stringy!
Yeoman Wilson Spaulding
Youngest, newest yeoman guard. What he lacks in experience he makes up for in chutzpa. Some would describe Wilson's mind as a ping-pong ball in a room full of mousetraps, but that makes him that much more aware (albeit paranoid) of any threats to His/Her Majesty.
Gretchen Bellman - Town Watchman
Gretchen is the eyes and ears of the Shire! Her duty is to observe and report! No infraction is incidental nor crime to petty for this Shire "do gooder" to report! Now, the sheriff is the law, but Gretchen is the judge of all things worth reporting! Be on your best behavior around Gretchen; no nose picking, chewing with your mouth open or pick pocketing; they are all infractions to her!
Wendy Firestead - Bellows Mender
Wendy was born into a family full of hot air! Her father was a bellows-mender as was her uncle and grandfather; as the last of the Firestead family, the family business is in her hands. Wendy sees the bellows as a holy device, encouraging the fires to burn hotter; however, fixing them is a bit of a condundrum for her. But, with her gift of gab, sparkling personality and her head for business, she outsources the repairs and enjoys the fruits of others labors! Besides, the King is in town and who has time to do anything but celebrate the victories!
Charlotte Harper - Shire Poet
Never at a loss for words, this Shire poet is quite unique. Not being able to write or read, her poetry comes off the top of her head, and don't be surprised if you hear her speak in rhyme. She will gladly give a piece of poetry to any who ask! Perhaps the King and Queen will be the next to have a rhyme time with Charlotte!
Lady Maude Parr - First Lady-in-Waiting
Her Majesty makes no move without the advice of this loyal Lady in Waiting. Lady Maude is never far from the Queen, always ready to meet her needs before she even realizes she has a need! She keeps the other Ladies in line with a kind but firm hand! Afterall, someone has to keep those Ladies out of trouble!
Carmen Pastor - Spanish Shepherdess
Cousin of Angelita. Anything but Sheepish, Carmen is as bright and airy as the fields upon which they graze their flocks. Now if only she could find some sheep so she and her cousin can get paid for something…oh look a cloud!
Lewella Waxwick - Candle Maker
Lighting the shire, one candle at a time! Like the women in her family before her, Lewella's talent lies in dipping into the tallow, shining light in dark places and bringing fair prophecies by reading the candle drippings. Now, whether true prophecies, or delightful fantasies, she is a charming and cheerful soul who sees the “light” in everyone and joy in every day.
Sir Christopher Vincent - Master of the Great Hall
This musician has a host of duties as required to keep His Majesty entertained. Dealing with actors, singers, jugglers and the like is not an easy feat; but he does it with a deft hand and cheery disposition! Always looking for new talent, he is excited to be on the Shire and plans to find new ways to entertain the Royal Couple!