Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy & Gabrielle II, King and Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of Their Majesties’ Court at Hornwood Guard Inn, 13 June Anno Societatis L, in the Shire of Hornwood. As recorded by Their Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai, with the assistance of Drotin Jorundr hinn Rotinn, Golden Alce Herald, and Takamatsu-san Gentarō Yoshitaka.
Their Majesties called forth the children in attendance, and bade them follow their daughter, Linette of Arindale, to the back of the hall, where treat bags had been prepared for them.
THL Peregrine Falconer, ambassador from Albrecht and Nasheeta, Crown Prince and Princess of Avacal, came forth to offer warm greetings from Their Highnesses and invite one and all to Their Coronation as First King and Queen of Avacal two weeks hence. Their Majesties bade THL Peregrine return Their greetings and congratulations on Their
Highnesses’ impending Coronation and Avacal’s elevation to the station of 20th Kingdom of the Society.
THL Gunther Grunbaum, the Kingdom Thrown Weapons Champion, was summoned forth and created a Companion of the Keystone for his service not only to the Thrown Weapons and Siege communities, but also as cook, armorer and Chatelain. Words by Baron Daniel del Cavallo to be illuminated and calligraphed by THL Sophie Davenport were read.
THL Gunther then reported to Their Majesties that a tournament was held to determine his successor as Kingdom Champion. Of the many competitors, Baron Master Tigernach mac Cathal proved the most worthy, and was invited forth to receive the station and regalia of Kingdom Thrown Weapons Champion. Scroll illuminated by THL Aibell Suil-Uaine and calligraphed by Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai.
Ichikiero-san Osorochi, the Kingdom Archery Champion, was recognized as a Ludicrous Archer of Æthelmearc, and inducted into the Order of the Golden Alce for his skill as an archer. Scroll illuminated by Ishiyama-roku-i Gentarō Yori’ie and calligraphed by Lady Isabel Fleuretan.
Ichikiero-san then similarly reported to Their Majesties that a grand tournament had been held that day to determine Their Majesties’ next Archery Champion, and that Lord Ru Cavorst had shot more true than any other. Lord Ru was then invited forth, named the Kingdom Archery Champion, and received the regalia of his new station. Scroll illuminated by THL Aibell Suil-Uaine and calligraphed by Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai.
Lady Katheryn Täntzel was brought forth to announce the results of the Dante’s Inferno archery shoot held that day. Lord Martin Lewis scored in 3rd place, Takamatsu-san Gentarō Yoshitaka placed 2nd, and John of Maplewood had bested all others.
THL Juan Miguel Cezar came forth and spoke of the Scarlet Guard Challenge held that day, and that Takamatsu-san Gentarō Yoshitaka had proven victorious. He also brought forth and congratulated the many gentles who managed to complete the day’s Iron Tassel Shoot.
Alrekr Bergsson came forward to announce that Brendan of Ealdormere had been the victor in the day’s Mythic Heroes shoot.
While Alrekr Bergsson was in Their Majesties’ presence, They Awarded him Arms for his skill as an archer, his service as an archery marshal and assisting in event setup and teardown. Scroll illuminated by Lady Alana MacLeland and calligraphed by THL Juan Miguel Cezar.
Goffrain Cleireach was Awarded Arms for his 22 years of service in the SCA as an archer at the Pennsic Wars, construction of archery targets, and assisting in the teardown of the Æthelmearc encampment at Pennsic. Scroll by Lady Vivienne of Yardley.
Lady Aemilia Soteria was inducted into the Order of the Golden Alce for her great skill in thrown weapons and her service as a thrown weapons marshal. Scroll illuminated by Lady Isabel Fleuretan and calligraphed by Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai.
Lady Caolfhionn of the Woods was elevated to the Order of the Sycamore for her generous and quiet skill in the art of brewing, which has earned her multiple awards in A&S competitions. A scroll by Countess Aidin ni Leir was not present.
Lord Hanse Drachensohn was presented with his scroll commemorating his induction into the Order of the Sycamore by the hands of Titus and Anna Leigh. Scroll illuminated by Lady Edana the Red and calligraphed by THL Fiora d’Artusio upon words by Don William Parris.
Her Majesty then spoke of the ingenuity of Master Robert the Gray in designing and constructing the archery target launcher that had been used on the day’s ranges. She presented Master Robert with her token of inspiration.
Those who had donated time and effort towards the scrolls given out that day were invited to stand forth and be recognized.
Master Jacopo di Niccolo informed the populace that some archery equipment had been left behind at the last year’s Archers to the Wald event, and that it had still not been claimed. He invited anyone who could correctly identify the lost equipment to speak with him and claim it.
Baron Edward Harbinger, the Kingdom Archer General, announced that once again, House Wolf and Thistle had organized a Peerage shoot for the day as a fundraiser for the Kingdom Trailer Fund. He then reported that the shoot had raised $393 for the fund.
His Majesty reiterated his belief that this year’s Pennsic War may well be decided by the Mass Populace Archery Shoots, and implored everyone who could shoot a bow or crossbow to take their weapons and ammunition to the Archery Range at War and shoot for Æthelmearc. The Populace Shoots are not limited; each person can shoot as many times as they would like, and every point is counted towards the Kingdom’s total.
There being no further business, Their Majesties’ Court was closed.
In Honor and Service,
Kameshima Zentarō Umakai
Silver Buccle Principal Herald, Kingdom of Æthelmearc