Ever wish there was a way to have wandering performers, entertainers, and bards know that your fire or camp is entertainer-friendly?  Fret  no more! A symbol has arisen to help keep your camp entertained –  simply hang a mug bedecked with ribbons from your camp gate.

This indicates that when the mug is hanging, performers are welcome. The tradition comes from an old Calontir custom and the bardic community hopes to reinvigorate, revive, and widen its use so it is recognizable throughout the Known World.

While  it is customary to offer to fill the cup of a performer in  exchange for  a performance, if you are willing to offer additional  refreshment be  assured the traveling performers of the Known World  greatly appreciate  the gesture.

There  are many wonderful tales and voices to be shared with those  who choose  to “mug the gate” at their next camping event. May yours runneth over with music and  story!