You're first approached by a trio of well-dressed mares, one of which is wearing a habit-dress hybrid, the oddest thing you've ever seen.
The middle one speaks. "Allow me to introduce ourselves, Lady Alys. I am the Countess Grinder, I preside over this county. My two associates are Viscountess Nihil, visiting from Autumnsreach, and Abbess Ballast, from one of the naval abbeys."
Two others approach, stallions this time. "I am Baron Baleful the Third, of the barony of Badnews."
The last one gives you a smile. "And how are you enjoying my city and party, Lady Alys? I am Lord-Mayor Goldenblood."