The royal family
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Dame and dog Hi-res

Although this festival has a standard set of royals and nobles, its principal attractions are altogether different. There's something for everyone, and a lot more for some.

Musician
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Monks Hi-res

Fine musical art for some, base cleric-bashing for others.Then again, applied external ballistics is a science in its own right.

Knight and squire
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Knights
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Man in Black
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Cavalry charge Hi-res

Plenty of young armored braves, enjoying the privileges of rank yet unsupplanted by the disadvantages of being a bright, shiny target for the musketeers.

Shoe soles
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Armor shoes Hi-res

More shoe styles than Imelda Marcos could imagine. Plain DEA jackboots, move over!

Letting fly an arrow
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Crossbowman Hi-res

Fortunately, the populace at large favors effective projectile weapons. Good manners may be enforced with dagger and dirks, but political balance depends on the ability to shaft the armored knights with clothyard arrows, dense arbalest bolts and, in the bright future, two-ounce musket balls.

Gold coins
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Paper money
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The currency of the realm may be gold, but tips in fiat money are accepted eagerly.

Art glass dildo
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Nice vase Hi-res

Available good range from utilitarian to decorative, and all look good. The tradesmen must be competent, else they starve.

Cheerleader
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The jeweler in the portrait above is very competent. Stop by his tent to see what I mean.

Pretty and her familar
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Girl and dog Hi-res

Pets, familiars, non-simian companions abound. They are the most striking feature of this fair, if only through sheer numbers.

Tiny dog
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Dog in hand
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Bird of prey
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Two birds and falconer Hi-res

A few of the pets - hunting birds -- actually earn their keep by catching edible wildlife and by looking cute.

falcon
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kestrel
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hawk profile
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Owl face
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