A large crowd gathered in the forest to await the results. [Editrix's note: I was feeling under the weather, or I would have been there as well. - RJ] Caledon RFL Co-Captain, Mrs. Fogwoman Volare, was the mistress of ceremonies.
Miss Darlingmonster Ember and Miss Garnet Psaltery, both looking quite spectacular:
Captain Starling Alecto, Mr. Claymore Macbain (dressed in his wee tartan), Miss Stereo Nacht, and Mr. Jorge Serapis:
Mr. Geoggrey Xenobuilder, Miss Riven Homewood, and Mr. Red Quixote:
Mr. Carl Metropolitan and Mr. Excalibur Longstaff:
Your humble Journalist, with Mr. Nicolas Verne (looking very...familiar, as though he might be Herr Baron Klaus Wulfenbach's twin):
Captain Wrath Constantine and our newly-crowned Miss Caledon, Aevalle Galicia:
Mr. Rudolfo Woodget:
Miss Gerr Huntress and Captain Rachire Andel:
Mrs. Volare read the results as follows:
- The Fort at Cape Wrath
- The Clocktower at Cape Wrath
- Iron Cloud Fortress
- (tie) Caledon Oxbridge and Steam Sky City
- (tie) The Observatory at Caledon Highlands and the Cavorite Mines
- Air Kraken
- the Village of Brigadoon
- the Caledon Library System
These were met with a great deal of applause and enthusiasm. The careful reader will note that the Eight Wonders just became the Ten Wonders; such is the magic of Caledon.
The above pictures, along with a few others, may be seen at this Aetheric site.
As evening fell, the business at hand turned to an Auction of various items to benefit RFL. I could stay for only the first two items, which were a set of men's hats by Miss Regan Straaf, and an exquisite Steampunk guitar - complete with rotating gears and vacuum tubes! - by Mr. Red Quixote. Miss Psaltery (I believe) won the hats, while a fierce bidding war that brought the total to 1500 Lindens was won by Miss Autopilotpatty Poppy. Later, Miss Psaltery and Mr. Denny Kozlov were to have auctioned themselves - or, more properly put, dates with themselves, as the Guvnah frowns upon involuntary servitude.