Pardus of Nigrasaxa has instructed the Tribunal's Bjornaer to gather at a clearing in the woods west of Blackthorn, at noon on the first day of festivities.
There is an enormous feast laid out on linens-- fruits of every kind imaginable, a roast boar, boiled barley with clover, even a pot of honey.
Katerina's uncle Mikhail is arguing politics in Russian with a polar bear (who must be Draag) and a snow leopard. Grus, Corvus and Stellaluna seem to be preparing for a flight race. A panther and a hedgehog are playing chess.