Clausology! With The Boiler Elf (Unedited)

Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Welcome, everyone.
Sophie Underwood waves to everyone
Ik9.: Hi
Solace Fairlady: Hello Sophie!
Solace Fairlady: and ik9!
Solace Fairlady: Hello Sebastian!
Sebastian Neverwas: Good afternoon
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Welcome, Fraulein.
Wildstar Beaumont: greetings everyone
June Forsythe smiles, Hello Mr. Beaumont
Solace Fairlady: Hello June, Jean, Admiral Wild!
Sophie Underwood: Hello, everyone 🙂
Jean Zee: Hello, all.
Ik9.: hi
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: The Boiler Elf is dealing with inclement weather, so I request your patience today.
Solace Fairlady: Hello Mowgli:) hello Mr Vic!
Solace Fairlady Hooooooooos!!!
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Bitte, do ensure you are on the patterned carpet to hear our speaker today.
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Wearable chairs are available if preferred.
Boiler Elf: boo!
Solace Fairlady: ooo itsd the Boiler Elf!
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Boo, sir?
Boiler Elf: Klaus
Boiler Elf: Naughty
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Ach!
Edward Pearse: Heh
Solace Fairlady waves to Duchess Liz and dame Oriella
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Naughty, but for the greater good.
Boiler Elf wags his finger
Liz Wilner: me waves to Solace 🙂
Boiler Elf: that’s how it starts
Edward Pearse: The road to hell and all that
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach shrugs Gallicly.
Boiler Elf: Is it time to sit on the couch?
Boiler Elf: I’m very busy this time of year
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: I think it must be.
Boiler Elf pats his book
Vic Mornington: First its using a name, next thing you know the roads jam up with credit….
Solace Fairlady: I have some good intentions I don’t need, you can have them for your road Herr baron?
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach chuckles
Boiler Elf holds up his book
Boiler Elf: I have The List
Boiler Elf: So yuor fate is written!
Sophie Underwood inhales
Solace Fairlady hopes she is on it for once
Boiler Elf: Merry Christmas!
Vic Mornington grins
Solace Fairlady: Merry Christmas!
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Crăciun fericit!
Boiler Elf puts his hand to his ear, Hulk Hogan style
June Forsythe laughs
Boiler Elf: I said Merry Christmas!
Sophie Underwood: Merrry Christmas!
Boiler Elf: What do you say?
Solace Fairlady shouts: Merry Christmas Boiler Elf!
Jimmy Branagh: MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Edward Pearse: Happy Newtonmas
Boiler Elf: Ah. I see. Christians
Vic Mornington: Happy New Year?
Solace Fairlady: Yuletide Blessings?
Boiler Elf: and a physicist
Sophie Underwood: Happy Hanukhah 🙂
Solace Fairlady: God Yul
Boiler Elf: ah, a pagan. and one of those too! Excellent!
Boiler Elf: So welcome once again to another in a meandering series on Clausology
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: `*.¸.*´ APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´APPLAUSE `*.¸.*´
Boiler Elf: and lest you think this a frivolous subject
Solace Fairlady bounces with excitement
Boiler Elf: we need clausology now more than ever
Edward Pearse: Reads from the back of the notecard:
Edward Pearse: “Please accept without obligation, express or implied, these best wishes for an environmentally safe, socially responsible, low stress
non addictive, and gender neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday as practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the
religious persuasion of your choice (but with respect for the religious or secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or for their
choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all) and further for a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically
uncomplicated onset of the generally accepted calendar year (including, but not limited to, the Christian calendar, but not without
due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures). The preceding wishes are extended without regard to the race, creed,
colour, age, physical ability, religious faith, choice of computer platform, or sexual preference of the wishee(s). “
Boiler Elf opens his book and writes something
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach laughs
Boiler Elf: there you go, Eddie boy
Liz Wilner: goodness
Boiler Elf: We are living in an age of disinformation
Boiler Elf: and it has become difficult to talk about without someone going into a froth
Breezy Carver: awww he used to be cute
Boiler Elf: but through clausology, we can look at how mythology works, as much of what we are documenting is not even 150 years old
Vic Mornington chokes on my tea
Breezy Carver: now he just looks very mean
Breezy Carver: chills
Boiler Elf: it let’s us see how our own imps of the perverse are working in our heads
Jimmy Branagh: ‘ee looks scholarly loike.
Boiler Elf: and hopefully, be able to laugh at ourselves
Luncheon Plate Mk 2: Have some petit fours.
Sophie Underwood mutters, “1930 is going to be a very good year for the commercial interests….”
Solace Fairlady waves discreetly to Calla
Boiler Elf: what we’ve seen a lot of, is a lot of folks, through the ages, trying to recapture a ‘golden time’
Breezy Carver: its hard to read and take the little guy to heart xoxoxo
Boiler Elf: we saw the knickerbockers in new york longing for an authentic ‘old dutch’ christmas,
Solace Fairlady waves happily to Master Jimmy and passes him a tanner for Giftmas
Boiler Elf: which might never have existed
Boiler Elf: in our own time, we see the pagan movement, bringing back ‘the old celebrations’
Calla Iris Waydelich beams and waves back to Ms. Fairlady in a bubbling manner, bouncing on her heels.
Jimmy Branagh: Thenks Miss Solace!
Calla Iris Waydelich: bubbly*
Boiler Elf: which may be largely conjecture
Edward Pearse: Mmmmmm human sacrifice.
Boiler Elf: and we see folks outright making stuff up for the sake of marketing
Breezy Carver: sighs
Boiler Elf: like, oh, say, the christmas spider
Boiler Elf: or the pickles
Ik9.: lol
Boiler Elf: .me shrugs
Edward Pearse: Christmas Spider?
Boiler Elf: but
Boiler Elf: we love it
Boiler Elf: and we encourage it
Solace Fairlady: pickled spiders is a well known delicacy of the season!
Breezy Carver: true
Boiler Elf: and we keep making it bigger every year
Ik9.: The Santantula
Boiler Elf: so
Boiler Elf: where were we
Calla Iris Waydelich gags and spits out the strange appetizer she was sampling from the refreshments table.
Jimmy Branagh: Pagan movements
Boiler Elf: i’ll try not ot get too political here, because there’s enough of that elsewhere,
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Magistrate, the snails are to your right.
Boiler Elf: but santa has been used politically,
Breezy Carver: Pagans
Breezy Carver: gasp
Breezy Carver: Santa ?
Boiler Elf: like in the case of the english, after having sent the puritans off to america
Solace Fairlady: They asked to go
Boiler Elf: used father christmas as a poster boy to bring things back to how things were
Ik9.: Not suprising
Boiler Elf: maybe i better stop there. before i have to get the heavy waders out
Boiler Elf: lets see
Boiler Elf: right
Boiler Elf: we were talking about mummers
Breezy Carver: lol.
Boiler Elf: and the boxing day plays in england on dec. 26
Boiler Elf: is anyone here from sweden?
Breezy Carver: no you can talk about them :p
Ik9.: hehe
Solace Fairlady: heeeer
Boiler Elf: you are?
Boiler Elf: come sit on the couch with me
Breezy Carver: noooo
Boiler Elf: and you can me our culture expert
Breezy Carver: nice pose
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach helps the Magistrate up and hands her a chair
Boiler Elf: you can sit over tehre if i scare you
Calla Iris Waydelich: Thank you, Herr Baron. I just didn’t want to be too far from the pickled spiders table.
Boiler Elf: so a thing happend htis week
Breezy Carver: much better
Boiler Elf: we had a friday the 13th
Boiler Elf: and did you know what was special about this friday the 13th?
Boiler Elf: it was also
Boiler Elf: LUSSINACHT
Breezy Carver: last one of year ?
Boiler Elf: and old norse thing
Jimmy Branagh: Oy dint know thet.
Solace Fairlady: oooo!
Solace Fairlady ear perks
Breezy Carver: very cool
Boiler Elf: now dec 13th used to be the shortest day of the year
Boiler Elf: if you allow for the calendar change and the procession of the poles
Breezy Carver: tilts head
Boiler Elf: by norse tradition
Teapot Mk 2: Have some tea.
Boiler Elf: you had to have all your work done
Boiler Elf: or there would be consequences
Breezy Carver: wow some co still go by that
Boiler Elf: for Lussi, and her retinue, would find you lacking, and punish you while her horde ran wild in the world
Boiler Elf: trolls
Boiler Elf: witches
Vic Mornington: 😮
Liz Wilner: eek!
Solace Fairlady: o my!
Solace Fairlady: those grrls:)
Breezy Carver: lol
Jimmy Branagh: Wot kind of punishment?
Boiler Elf: goodness…. the wild hunt of odin even!
Edward Pearse: Sounds like the Wild Hunt
Edward Pearse: 🙂
Breezy Carver: gap at Oden
Boiler Elf: All work had to be done by December 13, especially threshing, slaughtering, cleaning, and the spinning of yarn. If people hadn’t finished all their work, they feared Lussi would smash their chimneys.
Boiler Elf: Lussi had company—a whole array of terrifying creatures, trolls, and undead spirits, kidnapping anyone foolish enough to venture outside.
Boiler Elf: Known as the oskorei, the wild hunt, this dreaded winter parade was on the lookout for earthly victims.
Breezy Carver: How Viking 😛
Boiler Elf: She and her crew were known to run across your roofs , come down the chimney , and hurt whatever poor soul who was present . Her white, distorted face could also be seen squeezed against windows.
Boiler Elf: If she was not happy enough about the Christmas preparations , she would cry out a warning: “ Nothing Brewed , nothing Baked , No big fires lit”
Breezy Carver: how frieghtful
Boiler Elf: in this, we can see a similarity to Grylla and the Yule Cat from Iceland
Breezy Carver: whispers I didnt know kitty
Boiler Elf: remember that the yule cat would eat you if you did not have new clothes to wear on christmas
Boiler Elf: and why was that?
Boiler Elf: because if you didn’t have new clothes, it meant you were a bad child
Vic Mornington: always said cats are evil…
Boiler Elf: and bad child who did not help your mother with the spining and weaving
Breezy Carver: makes sence 😦
Boiler Elf: and all the chores so mother would have time to make yuor new clothes
Boiler Elf: here behind me is an image of Lussi’s night
Boiler Elf: done around 1928, i think
Boiler Elf: Oh dear, they have a troll
Boiler Elf: and it looks like they have stolen a baby
Boiler Elf: and they’re trying to kidnap a bride, maybe?
Boiler Elf: good reason to stay inside with the doors locked
Breezy Carver: vintage commoner game of thrones perhaps ?
Breezy Carver: whats with the band ?
Boiler Elf: These were the “Christmas riders”
Edward Pearse: Who’s the giant dude in red at the back?
Boiler Elf: also known as the Oskereia
Boiler Elf: and the Asgårdsreien
Boiler Elf: now by coincidence, dec. 13th is also the feast of St. Lucia, or Lucy
Breezy Carver: hes the troll 😛 where do you find this stuff my goodness
Solace Fairlady: Lussi!
Breezy Carver: St Lucia and fruit cake
Boiler Elf: Lucy was one of the epic martyrs under the roman emperor Diocletan
Boiler Elf: yes, that lucy!
Breezy Carver: yesss
Boiler Elf: This is one of the great coincidences of language
Boiler Elf: when the roman missionaries got to sweden, and told the locals all about Lucy and her feast,
Boiler Elf: but this was already Lussi’s Day!
Edward Pearse: I’m surprised it wasn’t just co-opted like Brigit
Boiler Elf: hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Breezy Carver: hehehhe
Breezy Carver: good stuff here !!!
Boiler Elf: The veneration of Lucy was well entrenched by the 6th century
Boiler Elf: she may have been assigned Dec. 13th because her name also meant Lux, or light
Boiler Elf: but know one realy knows
Boiler Elf: Her relics
Boiler Elf: (that means her body parts)
Boiler Elf: are strewn all over western europe and are said to perform miracles
Boiler Elf: let’s find a picture of her
Boiler Elf: here we go
Jimmy Branagh: Thet;s kinda loike Babbage in the Spring.
Breezy Carver: lol
Boiler Elf: i found this one on a page about Lussinacht, it looked to be witten by a withc
Boiler Elf looks hard at the picture
Boiler Elf: wait a minute
Edward Pearse: Masked follower coming in through the window there
Boiler Elf: that’s not Lucy
Edward Pearse: Looks like they have horns
Boiler Elf: that is Kriskindle and Hans Trapp!
Boiler Elf: Get it right, folks!
Boiler Elf: If you’re going to make it up, at least get yuor references right!
Boiler Elf: But
Boiler Elf: I can see where the confusion comes in
Boiler Elf: we see a girl with candles in her hair
Boiler Elf: which is how Lucy is portrayed
Boiler Elf: because the historical Lucy was secretly taking supplies to the christians where were hiding out in caves
Breezy Carver: nods nods but the rest eek !!!!
Boiler Elf: so she made herself a crown of candles so she could use both her hands
Boiler Elf: let’s try to find a picture of her again
Boiler Elf: and i’ll put this one over to the side
Breezy Carver: better crowd sits up smiles
Boiler Elf: hmm, what have we go here,
Boiler Elf: i thin kthis is still kriskindle
Boiler Elf: and hans trapp
Boiler Elf: Hans Trapp is bit like the Krampus
Breezy Carver: but they look happy
Edward Pearse: Looks more like a crown than candles
Jimmy Branagh: An’ shorter
Boiler Elf: he follows kriskindle or Nicholas around and scares little kids into behaving
Sophie Underwood: she still is bringing the Light, is that Lucia also?
Boiler Elf: becuae that’s what christmas is all about, right? scaring little kids?
Edward Pearse: Heh
Boiler Elf: Well, we got a tangle here
Solace Fairlady: apparently!
Breezy Carver: lol
Breezy Carver: geeez
Boiler Elf: Lucia and Kriskindl are all mixed up
Boiler Elf: let’s do Hans Trapp first
Boiler Elf: they come from the Alscace region between France and Germany
Boiler Elf: so on the French side, you have Le Pere Fouettard, the creepy butcher of boys who follows Nicholas
Breezy Carver: (( one of your favorite places ?? )))
Boiler Elf: and on the german side, you have Knecht Ruprecht, who follows Kriskindle, like in this small image
Boiler Elf: but it appears that Hans Trapp, between them, might be the source
Boiler Elf: he was Hans von Trotha (c. 1450 – 1503)
Breezy Carver: but is that a two headed woman there ??
Boiler Elf: a german knight, known to be very tall. about 6 feet
Solace Fairlady: he was a realperson?
Boiler Elf: and he was a very bad man
Boiler Elf: a real person
Boiler Elf: Unlike Krampus, Hans Trapp has his origins in a historical personage: Hans Von Troth; a two meter high, late fifteenth-century German knight, with a terrible reputation. Von Troth had lands and castles on the German side of the border with France and was a thorough nuisance to church and the laity alike.
Breezy Carver: wow
Edward Pearse: Related to the Von Trapps? Always thought they were dodgy
Boiler Elf: Von Troth was involved in a land dispute with a local abbot. As part of the feud, he ordered the Wieslauter River blocked, depriving the nearby town of Weissenburg of its water supply. When the abbot complained, Von Troth petulantly tore down the damn, flooding Weissenburg and destroying its economy. In 1491, Von Troth even managed to get himself excommunicated after the same abbot complained about him to the Pope- and Von troth insolently refused to go to Rome to give an account of his behavior.
Boiler Elf snickers
Solace Fairlady: wtg Hans, getting mythologized!
Boiler Elf: how do you have a navy in switzerland anyways?
Liz Wilner: Austria…the Von trapps
Boiler Elf: Trotha was involved in a dispute with an Abbot down river,
Boiler Elf: so he dammed the river and tried to starve the monks
Boiler Elf: among other things
Boiler Elf: and then he starts passing into legend
Liz Wilner: he sounds charming! LOL
Boiler Elf: As such: He was so rotten that he was excommunicated by the Catholic church and sold his soul to Satan. Now beyond redemption, Trapp was exiled to the forests. But still, his evil was felt. Disguising himself as a scarecrow by stuffing straw into his clothing, he began to prey on children.
Boiler Elf: One day, or so the legend says, Hans Trapp was about to eat a small boy he had captured when God, fed up of his evil-doing, killed him with a bolt of lightning.
Boiler Elf: (which is not true, Hans died in his bed in his castle)
Solace Fairlady: sounds like the perfect bad boy, lady Breezy:)
Boiler Elf: However, this was not the end of Hans Trapp. He continued to roam the earth, dressed as a scarecrow. Like Krampus, Hans Trapp teamed up with St Nicholas- but to earn redemption. While St Nicholas awarded presents to the virtuous- Hans Trapp tries to persuade naughty children to mend their ways and be virtuous- unlike him.
Jimmy Branagh: Mybee ‘ee moonlighted as Creaky?
Boiler Elf: and there he is, the scarecrow of christmas
Boiler Elf: maybe he is!
Liz Wilner: Hans became a reformer
Solace Fairlady: Worzel Gummidge
Jimmy Branagh: Gah!
Boiler Elf: all these monster figures have the same thing in common
Edward Pearse: Bad PR managers?
Boiler Elf: they are visiting to see that you are ready for christmas
Breezy Carver: Christmas Joy ???
Boiler Elf: that you’ve finished all your work for the year
Boiler Elf: just like me
Solace Fairlady: seasonal workers?
Boiler Elf pats the book
Breezy Carver: lol
Sophie Underwood: gah… religious influences
Boiler Elf: Kriskindl is still around today, played by a young woman usualy choses in some sort of contest, and she presides over the Christmas Markets in Germany, Nuremburg being one of the more famous ones
Breezy Carver: Wow
Boiler Elf: and there she is, looing out from the cathedral
Liz Wilner: looks like Glenda the Good Witch from Wizard of Oz!
Boiler Elf: the clothes they are wearing might be over 100 years old
Boiler Elf: she does!
Sophie Underwood grins
Boiler Elf: i was just about to comment on that
Jimmy Branagh nods
Edward Pearse: It’s the hair
Boiler Elf: this is some deep, powerful imagery
Boiler Elf: and we respond to it
Boiler Elf: though we don’t really know why
Solace Fairlady: hardwired into us?
Sophie Underwood points to the angelwing sleeves
Boiler Elf: and the movie Glinda, i have no doubt was influenced by this image
Boiler Elf: but we were tring to get to sweden
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: You’ll need a boat.
Solace Fairlady: gingerbread houses!
Edward Pearse: Depends on where you’re coming from
Boiler Elf: where, on dec 13th, you will see parades of young people,
Breezy Carver: YaY
Boiler Elf: lead by a beautiful girl, usualy blonde (until very recently, which is has caused some local controversy…)
Breezy Carver: who finished their chores ??
Boiler Elf: who wears a halo of candles
Boiler Elf: and she serves you coffee and cookies
Boiler Elf: and is followed by her handmaidens
Breezy Carver: yummy
Boiler Elf: and the star boys, in their mysterious conical hats
Solace Fairlady pencils in a trip to Sweden for next december 13th
Boiler Elf: and then little kids dressed like christmas elves,
Edward Pearse: The coffee would have to be a recent introduction?
Breezy Carver: hehehe
Boiler Elf: and the toddlers, dressed like gingerbreads
Breezy Carver: awww little gingerssss
Calla Iris Waydelich looks delighted as she waves enthusiastically to Beryl
Solace Fairlady waves to Beryl
Boiler Elf: and it is so beautiful, that you would probably find yourself becoming verklempt
Boiler Elf: and your eyes would be leaking
Liz Wilner fans self
Breezy Carver: lsmiless
Boiler Elf: and you woudln’t know why
Boiler Elf: those star boys
Boiler Elf: are we onto somehting really old here?
Boiler Elf: it looks old
Solace Fairlady: yes?
Boiler Elf: so how valid is this as “authentic old christmas”
Sophie Underwood: all sanitized and transformed…
Edward Pearse: 150?
Boiler Elf: there’s evidence that there was a family celebration going back to at least 1916
Breezy Carver: hehehee
Boiler Elf: or maybe iven the 1890s, but it is not well documented
Boiler Elf: where the daughter would wake early, put candles in her hair, and serve the family coffee and cookies in bed
Solace Fairlady: risky!
Liz Wilner: burn her head
Breezy Carver: very
Edward Pearse: There was a lot of “revival” and transformation in the 19th century
Boiler Elf: there she is
Breezy Carver: or the house down
Boiler Elf: oh yes there was, mr pearse!!
Beryl Strifeclaw: Are these the people who balanced books on their heads?
Liz Wilner: the wax dripping and solidifying in her hair…very tiresome
Solace Fairlady: alwaysthe girls had to do it
Boiler Elf: over here, for comparison, is an image of kriskindl from germany
Breezy Carver: nods nods
Boiler Elf: and Lucy from sweden
Boiler Elf: and here is Lucy as if her icon was painted by a goth
Edward Pearse: People are more likely to invite a strange young girl into their house than the local boy miscreant.
Boiler Elf: it was said she had very beautiful eyes
Breezy Carver: ok why are eyes bleeding
Boiler Elf: the red sash indicates she was a martyr
Breezy Carver: goth or not
Edward Pearse: Look at the tray Breezy
Boiler Elf: the white robe, a virgin
Breezy Carver: ok grossss
Jimmy Branagh chuckles
Boiler Elf: she was spending her dowry on feeding the folks that were hiding in the caves
Breezy Carver: thank you for that Edwad
Boiler Elf: which really pissed off her pagan fiance
Breezy Carver: Edward even
Edward Pearse: 🙂
Boiler Elf: so in one version of her story
Boiler Elf: she gouged out her eye and gave them to him to try and get him to leave her alone….
Boiler Elf: she died horribbly, of course
Liz Wilner: oh dear God
Boiler Elf: burned, stabbed
Liz Wilner: a bit dramatic
Edward Pearse: Naturally
Breezy Carver: gross the horror !
Boiler Elf: a bit rasputinesque
Beryl Strifeclaw: I mean…..I’m sure that seemed a good idea at the time. And she was left alone…ish?
Beryl Strifeclaw: -.-
Boiler Elf: it is said she wouldn’t let go until she got last rites
Boiler Elf: if you are into horror, there’s a podcast called ‘the saint of the day’ from ancient faith radio, and let me tell you
Boiler Elf: it is worse than grimm’s
Boiler Elf: if you like that sort of thing. very surreal
Breezy Carver: Gad…….
Boiler Elf: the procession
Boiler Elf: the procession goes all the way back to
Boiler Elf: 1928
Boiler Elf: when the selecion of Lucy was broadcast over the radio
Boiler Elf: and it went… VIRAL
Edward Pearse: Huh
Boiler Elf: yup
Boiler Elf: did you watch the video
Boiler Elf: video is in the box here
Boiler Elf: The kids dressed like the elves and cookies are well… cute for the sake of cute
Edward Pearse: I click I get nadda
Boiler Elf: everyone needs a part
Boiler Elf: but what about the star boys?
Liz Wilner: it doesn’t give the video
Boiler Elf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgxZS4mWSrw
Boiler Elf: there are 2 thoughts about the star boys
Edward Pearse: Yeah link was what I was looking for
Sophie Underwood: little wizards?
Boiler Elf: they do look that way, don’e they?
Boiler Elf: first would go to boxing day, dec. 26th
Boiler Elf: which is hte feast of st steven
Boiler Elf: who was Herod’s horse groom
Boiler Elf: the horse saw the reflection of the star in its water and would not drink, so the story goes
Boiler Elf: young men would go door to door on steven’s day and sing, just like wassailling in england
Edward Pearse: Or are the hats reminisciant of the Spanish Capirote?
Boiler Elf: the other thought, which i tend to like more
Boiler Elf: wait for it…
Boiler Elf: comes from the catholic mass of epiphany
Boiler Elf: epiphany is when the 3 ‘wise men’ (wizards?)
Sophie Underwood: oh, I was going to say the Dwarves
Boiler Elf: came to and saw the babe
Boiler Elf: and as no one spoke latin but the clergy
Boiler Elf: they mass might have had a pantomime of the 3 kings coming to find the child
Boiler Elf: dressed in their tall hats
Boiler Elf: and following the star
Boiler Elf shrugs
Boiler Elf: the star boys?
Boiler Elf: its a mystery
Boiler Elf: but it appears to be catholic derivation
Boiler Elf: well. bummer. we’re out of time
Boiler Elf: i was going to tell you about a new character, who is definately pre-christian
Boiler Elf: but we’re out of time
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Ach, perhaps next year?
Liz Wilner: Thank you, Mosseveno…fantastic talk!
Boiler Elf: so if the baron would invite me next year?
Jimmy Branagh turns back his timewatch, gaining 15 minutes
Breezy Carver: awwwww+
Boiler Elf: oh
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Gladly.
Boiler Elf: any questions?
Solace Fairlady: come back next year and tell us, please, Boiler Elf?
Liz Wilner: And if I may…your boots are quite festive!
Edward Pearse: Any good book recommendations for all these various midwinter celebrations?
Boiler Elf: Of course
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: If you care to appreciate our speaker with some lindens, pay the tipbot in front of the stage.
Boiler Elf: I alway shave to pick the List up from the mayor, who makes it for me
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: You can support the Salon itself by tipping the fine airship overhead.
Sophie Underwood: Excellent topic !
Boiler Elf: If i may.. back to the subject of Clausology
Boiler Elf: and memes
Boiler Elf: and disinformation
Solace Fairlady: Thank you for a wonderful talk again Boiler Elf!
Boiler Elf: i must confess something
Jimmy Branagh applauds
Boiler Elf: oh, never mind, I’ll tell you next year
Boiler Elf grind evilly
Breezy Carver: thank you so much I do admit look forward to your visits
Liz Wilner laughs
Jimmy Branagh laughs
Boiler Elf: Thank you for believing in me
Jimmy Branagh: Baiting
Solace Fairlady applauds enthusiastically
Sophie Underwood applauds!
Beryl Strifeclaw purrs
Jimmy Branagh: Great talk Boiler Elf!
Solace Fairlady Hooooooooos!!!
Breezy Carver: awwww
Edward Pearse: ☆ ->~*APPLAUSE*~<-☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Edward Pearse: ☆->~*AWESOME*~<-☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆
Edward Pearse: ☆☆~~>-WoOoOoOoHoOoOoOo-~~<☆☆
Liz Wilner applauds
Oriella Charik claps
Boiler Elf: Until Saturday, when Steam Santa comes to listen to your wishes
Boiler Elf waves
Edward Pearse: Book recommendation
Jimmy Branagh: Noight!
Edward Pearse: Little bugger
Oggie: Fascinating talk than you Sir
Beryl Strifeclaw nods and looks at the trees as if they want to climb them.
Breezy Carver: wavesssssssss and thank You
Breezy Carver: Busy Little fellow
Liz Wilner: good night everyone!
Breezy Carver: ((ELF)))
Solace Fairlady: Thank you so much Herr baron for organising the salon today!
Edward Pearse: Night for those eveninging
Solace Fairlady: safe travels Duchess Liz!
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: Danke, everyone, for attending.
Liz Wilner blows kisses to all
Sebastian Neverwas: This was interesting, good night to everyone
Jimmy Branagh: Noight everyone!
Boiler Elf: ok, book recommendation,
Oriella Charik: Thanks you Baron, most informative
Jimmy Branagh bows and fades
Boiler Elf: if you are really really into krampus.. try ‘the krampus and the old dark christmas’ by al ridenour. he has documented the costumes and all the regional variations. very much eye candy in that one
Beryl Strifeclaw: Good night
Calla Iris Waydelich curtsies to the Baron and to Boils
Edward Pearse scribbles the note down
Baron Klaus Wulfenbach: I thought I heard purring.

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