Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy & Gabrielle II, King and Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of His Majesty’s Court at Blackstone Raids XXIV in the Barony of Blackstone Mountain, 25 April Anno Societatis XLIX, accompanied by Their Excellencies Ichijo and Cerridwen, Baron and Baroness of Blackstone Mountain. As recorded by Their Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai, with the assistance of Lord Arias Beltran del Valle.
In the afternoon, on the field:
His Majesty spoke at some length of the pride he felt at the skill and prowess of the Æthelmearc army, and of the virtues of chivalry that so many of them showed. In particular, he called forth THL Arnþorr inn sterki, whose displays of chivalry were an example to many. His Majesty then summoned his Order of Chivalry and commanded THL Arnþorr to choose a time and place where he might sit vigil and contemplate elevation to that Order. Scroll forthcoming.
At evening court:
THL Hrefna Ulfvarrinsdottir came forth and offered treats and entertainment for the children present.
His Majesty gave leave to Their Excellencies to conduct the business of their Baronial court.
Valentina de la Volpe was Awarded Arms for her devotion to photography as well as her skills as a fighter and seamstress. Scroll illuminated by Lady Isabel Fleuretan and calligraphed by Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai.
Simon de Irelande was Awarded Arms for his service to the Shire of Ballachlagan and its populace as herald, as well as his skill upon the fencing lists. Scroll illuminated by Lady Isabel Fleuretan and calligraphed by Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai.
Lord Hartmann Foscari Da Ferra was inducted into the Order of the Golden Alce for his inspiring prowess on the heavy weapons field, where he serves as both fighter and teacher. Scroll illuminated and calligraphed by THL Ismay Ponde upon wording by Count Sir Jehan de la Marche.
His Majesty invited Lord Hartmann’s lady, Lady Ragna Haakonardottir of Skara, to join her lord in Court. As words from a scroll by Duke Sir Titus Scipio Germanicus and Countess Anna Leigh were read to the populace, Lord Hartmann bent to one knee before Lady Ragna and proposed marriage, which Lady Ragna happily accepted.
Video courtesy of Lord Hartmann.
Lady Grainne Shionnach was inducted into the Order of the Keystone for serving Ballachlagan as Chronicler and Archery Marshal, serving on the Pennsic Watch, and as a cook, a tollner, an archer, and for being a quiet light to all who know her. Scroll in progress by Lady Genevote Nau d’Anjou.
Lady Noelle de Feuer was elevated to the Order of the Keystone for her quiet yet dependable service moving tables, serving food, and retaining for the Baron and Baroness of Blackstone Mountain. Scroll by Countess Aidin ni Leir.
Lord Ulrich von Baden was Granted Arms and created a Companion of the Gage for his skill as a heavy weapons fighter and teacher. Scroll in progress.
Lord Ulrich von Schwartzburg was Granted Arms and inducted into the Order of the Gage for all of his work both on the heavy weapons field and in support of the heavy weapons community. Scroll illuminated and calligraphed by THL Ismay Ponde upon wording by Sir Gareth Kincaid and Mistress Juliana Delamare.
Baron Edward Harbinger, Æthelmearc’s Archer General, came forward to announce that the Archery Peerage Fundraiser had raised $170 for the Kingdom Storage Trailer fund.
While He had Baron Edward in His Court, His Majesty implored His populace to take up bows and crossbows, for there was a very real possibility that the victor in the upcoming Pennsic War would be decided by the Mass Populace Archery Shoots, and Æthelmearc will need all the archers that she can muster.
There being no further business, His Majesty’s Court was closed.
In Honor and Service,
Kameshima Zentarō Umakai
Silver Buccle Principal Herald, Kingdom of Æthelmearc