Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy & Gabrielle II, King and Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of Their Majesties’ Court at Summer’s End, 12 September Anno Societatis L, in the Canton of Beau Fleuve, accompanied by His Highness Magnus Tindal, Prince of Æthelmearc, and Their Excellencies Carolus and Isolda, Baron and Baroness of the Rhydderich Hael. As recorded by Their Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai, with the assistance of Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope and Baron Edward Harbinger.
Their Majesties afforded time for Their Excellencies to conduct the business of their Baronial Court.
The children of Æthelmearc were called forth and sent to amuse themselves.
Mistress Cori Ghora was invited forth, for she had completed her term as Kingdom Seneschale. Mistress Cori agreed that the time had come for her to enjoy a well-earned retirement, but a successor had been found that would continue the health of the Kingdom. Their Majesties agreed, and invited Duke Sir Christopher Rawlyns before Them. They confirmed that it was still His Grace’s intention to serve the Sylvan Kingdom as its Seneschal. Mistress Cori presented him regalia of the office, he gave Their Majesties his Oath of Fealty, and They named him the next Seneschal of Æthelmearc.
THL Thorsol Solinauga was created a Companion of the Cornelian for his unflappable courtesy upon the battlefield and while training others. Scroll by Abigail Kelhoge.
Jean Hope of Hartstone was Awarded Arms for assisting with setup and cleanup at events, and for always presenting himself with courtesy and honor. Scroll is a work in progress by Edana the Red.
Lord Meuric ap Gwillim was elevated to the Order of the Keystone for serving as the Deputy Historian for the Barony of Rhydderich Hael, specializing in collating historical accounts of previous royalty. Scroll by Helene al-Zar’qa.
Baroness Elisabeth Johanna von der Flossenberg was awarded the Queen’s Award of Excellence for creating garb for Their Majesties, as well as previous royalty and countless others.
THL Nest ferch Rhys was named to the Order of the Sycamore for her skills with embroidery, lucet cording and cooking. Scroll by Vivienne of Yardley upon wording by Perote Campbell.
Lord Magnus de Lyons was welcomed to the Order of the Golden Alce for his prowess with polearm and his willingness to help others in fixing and maintaining their fighting equipment. Scroll by Maighread ni Stilbheard uu Coin.
THL Beatrice de Winter was presented with a Cornelian for her lovely demeanor, even though her chosen subject of study – death – may seem offputting to many. Promissory scroll by Isabel Fleuretan.
His Majesty paused to comment that Beatrice had been presented with a promissory because the honor of producing the scroll to commemorate her Cornelian had originally been given to Countess Aidan, whose recent loss saddened Their Majesties and all of Æthelmearc. A moment of silence was observed in Her Excellency’s honor.
Proper respects having been played, Their Majesties asked THL Beatrice to attend Them again, for They had further business with her. They praised her ability to do service that was often thankless, and to do it in such a way that many others might not realize that it even needed to be done. For these reasons, They inducted her into the Order of the Millrind. Scroll illuminated by Isabel Fleuretan and calligraphed by Kameshima Zentarō Umakai.
Mistress Ysabell Graver was created a Companion of the Golden Alce for both her skill at archery and her skill at teaching archery to others, most notably women and children. Scroll a work in progress by Abigail Kelhoge.
Maestro Jacopo di Niccolo was named the 39th Jewel of Æthelmearc for serving as an inspiration to Their Majesties, his Canton, anyone who has ever shot an arrow in the name of the Kingdom, and countless others. Scroll by Ekaterina Volkova.
Lord Rhiannon Elandris of Glyndyfrdwy, who had been spending most of the day creating displays that make the history of Æthelmearc and the SCA more accessible to one and all, was presented with Her Majesty’s token of inspiration.
All those who had contributed to the scrolls given in Baronial and Kingdom Courts that day were asked to stand and be recognized.
There being no further business, Their Majesties’ Court was closed.
In Honor and Service,
Kameshima Zentarō Umakai
Silver Buccle Principal Herald, Kingdom of Æthelmearc