Fall 2014

Welcome to the Spice and Silk Road

Join Us on a Journey With

The Wardens of Loreil

With The Cooperation of The Association of Rhydin Guilds

Saturday September 20th
10 pm est

Anyone from the realms may attend and are welcome.

We are hosting a get together for all guilds.
Join us for a night of entertainment; no recruiting, just a night of fun.
Get to know the other guilds of Rhydin.

Red Dragon Inn Hall


Those innocent spice jars in your cupboard don’t do much to reveal their history. But did you know that nutmeg was once worth it’s weight in gold? That in the 16th century London dock workers were paid their bonuses in cloves? In it’s day, the spice trade was the world’s biggest industry, it established and destroyed empires, led to the discovery of new continents, and in many ways laid the foundation in the modern world. The spice trade started in the Middle East over 4,000 years ago. Arabic merchants would create a sense of mystery by withholding the origins of their wares. And would ensure high prices by telling fantastic tales of fending off winged creatures to reach spices growing on cliff walls.

Initially, the spice trade was conducted by camel caravan over land routes. The Silk Road was an important route connecting Asia to the Mediterranean world, including North Africa and Europe. Trade on the Silk Road was a significant factor in the development of great civilizations of China, India, Egypt, Rome, Persia and Arabia.

Pepper and cinnamon are no longer luxuries for most of us, and spices have lost the allure and status that once placed them alongside precious metals and jewels. as the worlds most valuable items. But the incredible history remains , as does the wonderful and exotic flavors , colors and smells that made them so valuable in the first place.


Menu for the Evening

Levantine Appetizer-Grape Leaves Stuffed with Rice and Spices.
Sweet and Spicy Asian Wings.
Armenian Sou Berag- Cheese Pastry Appetizer.
Levantine Vegetable Salad.
Persian Beef and Split Pea Stew.
Roman Soft Boiled Eggs with Pine Nut Sauce.
Armenian Toorshi- Pickled Vegetables.
Persian Frenanjan- Duck with pomegranate paste.
Persian Mosama Bademjam- Eggplant Stew.
Roman Lentils with Coriander.
Indian Basmati Rice with Onions.
Turkish Solmon Baligi Koftesi- Salmon Patties.
Indian Tandoori Chicken.
Levantine Lamb and Potatoe Cutlets.
Spicy Asian Pork Roast.

Cake Roulette- Cake with cream, caramel and almonds.
Turkish Delight Candy- Orange paste candy with confectioners sugar.
Baklva- Flaky Ottoman pastry with nuts and honey.
Barley ale, grape wine, exotic teas.


Activities and Games
Come see what is on board to do!