Her beauty, beyond compare, Queen Pirouette is the most fair! So sang the bard as he walked among the revelers in the palace courtyard. It was the Queen’s birthday, so the people celebrated with her with relish. Long live Queen Pirouette! They shouted as they lifted their tankards of the ale that flowed freely from the palace fountains. The smell of roasting meats added to the air of excitement as the people waited anxiously for the free fare that would be served just before nightfall, to be followed by a fireworks display. When Queen Pirouette threw a party, even the most stalwart and stoic would become entangled in the festivities.