Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy & Gabrielle II, King and Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of Their Majesties’ Court at Dance in the Sylvan Sun, 22 August Anno Societatis L, in the Shire of Ballachlagan. As recorded by Their Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai.
In the afternoon:
On August 22, 2015, Timothy and Gabrielle, Rex and Regina Æthelmearc, in open Court expelled Derek Holton, known in the Society as Blue Star from participation in any aspect of the SCA.
In the evening:
The children of Æthelmearc were called forth and sent to amuse themselves under the guidance of Gisele of Arindale.
Their Majesties invited Mistress Lidia Allen into Their Court so that They might witness her presenting an Apprentice Belt to Lady Cassandra Matis, which she happily accepted.
Vasilisa Ivanovna was Awarded Arms for sharing her knowledge at practices and events. Scroll by THL Aelric Ravenshaw.
Catrin Evan was Awarded Arms in absentia for always offering to help wherever necessary, including in the kitchens of the Shire. Scroll illuminated by Lady Juliana Ravenshaw and calligraphed by THL Aelric Ravenshaw.
Caera Chaomhanach was Awarded Arms for assisting at demos and events, and always with a smile. Scroll by THL Aelric Ravenshaw.
Jarngerd was Awarded Arms for performing miraculous feats of culinary achievement with sparse and limited facilities. Scroll by Countess Aidin ni Leir.
Raginleif Davidsdottir was Awarded Arms for excelling at both heavy weapons and the arts and sciences, and for always being kind, courteous and enthusiastic. Scroll work in progress by Lord Angellino the Bookmaker and Lady Ylaire Sainte Claire.
Lord Rychard Kempe was created a Companion of the Keystone for his service to the dance and cooking communities, including stepping in at the last minute to make sure that Their Majesties’ populace are well fed. Scroll by THL Aelric Ravenshaw.
Lord Balint, who created the armor that had been presented in the day’s Arts and Sciences display, was given Her Majesty’s token of inspiration.
The scribes who created the day’s scrolls were recognized.
His Majesty received a troubling missive from his agents within the East and Middle Kingdoms. Æthelmearc’s thwarting of the recent invasion attempt by the Royalty of those lands is not sitting well. Their Majesties Darius and Ragnvaldr have hatched another plot to take the lands of Æthelmearc for their own. The agents have discovered that Their Majesties will bring Their plans to fruition at Summer’s End.
There being no further business, Their Majesties’ Court was closed.
All photos by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.