Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Magnus Tindal and Etain II, basileos kai basilissa Æthelmearc: the Business of Their Court at Æthelmearc Æcademy, 14 November Anno Societatis L, in the Shire of Riversedge, accompanied by Their Highnesses Byron and Ariella, Prince and Princess of Æthelmearc. As recorded by Their Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai, with the assistance of Lady Raven Whitehart.
In the morning:
Master Fridrikr Tomasson av Knusslig Hamn and Mistress Orianna Fridrikskona, the Kingdom Ministers of Arts and Sciences, swore their fealty as Kingdom Officers.
Master Fridrikr begged a boon of the Imperatori, for he felt there was a grave oversight to correct. There was one, he said, whose art had reached the entirety of the Pennsic Wars for many years. He draws labyrinths that touch the hearts of young and old alike, for as many reasons as there are those who walk his mazes. He begged that the Emperor and Empress recognize this man’s accomplishments by inducting him into Their Imperial Council of the Laurel. They agreed, convened the Council, and summoned forth THL Ambrose Kyrielle. They charged him to sit vigil and contemplate whether he would accept a seat on Their Imperial Council, and bade the Order escort him to the place of contemplation that had been set for him.
In the evening:
Sisu the Strong was brought forth and recognized with the Order of the Silver Sycamore for her research into period felting and her teaching of classes to instruct others in that same art, and all at the age of 8. Scroll by Ursula of Rouen.
Thora the Destroyer was awarded the Order of the Silver Buccle for her service in the kitchens and helping with demos and setup and cleanup at events, and for teaching classes. Scroll illuminated by Frusina Bahor and calligraphed by Kieran MacRae.
The children of the kingdom were brought forth and sent to play and enjoy themselves while the adults conducted the business of Court.
The Imperatori brought forth the Assassin’s Guild and presented them with a signed charter to create them as an official guild of the Kingdom, subject to certain rules and restrictions as outlined in said charter. Charter by Maggie Ru.
The Imperator agreed that with the presence of such assassins in His land, even despite their allegiance to the Throne, the strength and leadership of the Sylvan Army was paramount. He had bidden His Highness choose a Warlord that would lead Æthelmearc through his reign, and he called forth the current Warlord, Syr Steffan Ulfkelsson, with whom His Highness had consulted strongly. They announced that His Majesty Tindal Augustus would lead the Sylvan Army once He had retired from the throne.
Syr Steffan went on to announce that THL Thorsol Solinauga was victorious in the day’s Unbelted tournament. His prize, courtesy of Duke Duncan von Halstern, was a basket hilt that His Grace had himself received in a similar tournament from the hand of Sir Kadan Chakhilghan ger on Echen.
Tiðfriðr Alfarinsdottir was Awarded Arms for her service setting up events, at troll, in kitchens, and cleaning up events, and for her work as Shire Chronicler. Scroll by Maria Christina de Cordoba.
Lord Mael Daire ua Duinn was inducted into the Order of the Golden Alce for his skill on the heavy weapons field, most notably with axe and with sword and shield. Scroll illuminated by Tegrinus de Rhina and calligraphed by Baroness Alex.
Duke Duncan von Halstern was created a Companion of the Sycamore for his study and practice of the arts of woodworking and Viking potmaking. Scroll by Caleb Reynolds.
The autocrats of the day, Duchess Ilish O’Donovan and Lady Katelyn Rose, were brought forth to thank their staff.
While Lady Katelyn was in the Imperial presence, The Imperatori elevated her to the Order of the Sycamore for her research and teaching into clothing making, especially St. Birgitta caps, and cordmaking. Scroll by Anlaith ingen Trena.
THL Ambrose Kyrielle was recalled before the Imperatori to answer the question that had been set before him that morning. He confirmed that the Council of the Laurel had advised him, and that he would accept elevation to the Council. Their Majesties convened the Council and asked for testimony from worthy Peers. Countess Elena d’Artois spoke of Ambrose’s peer-like qualities of grace, gentility, charisma and hospitality, which he has consistently displayed for over 15 years. Sir Thorgrim Skullsplitter spoke of the chivalric virtue of humility, for Ambrose creates his art without seeking or taking credit, but now everyone will know his name. Master Fridrikr Tomasson av Knusslig Hamn of the Order of the Pelican spoke of the service that art provides, that the labyrinths that Ambrose creates are walked for many reasons, and that he provides the service of taking art and bringing it to the people. Mistress Katla Ulfheðinn of the Order of the Laurel spoke of Ambrose’s consistent teaching, and that every time she talks to him she learns something new. Mistress Orianna Fridrikskona bore the words of Mistress Brid nic Shéarlais of the East Kingdom, who had known Ambrose since he was a child and watched over him like a foster mother, and who had seen him grow and flourish in his study of labyrinths into a man whose hospitality and honor are renowned. Having heard such testimony, Magnus Tindal Augustus stated that he wished to see Ambrose bedecked in the raiment of a Councilor of the Laurel, and he was gifted with a medallion, a hood, a brooch, a wreath, and the traditional Laurel fruitcake. Now that he presented the visage of a Councilor, Magnus Tindal Augustus and Etain Augusta awarded Ambrose Arms by Letters Patent, and created Master Ambrose Kyrielle a Peer of the Realm and a Companion of the Laurel. Scroll illuminated and calligraphed by Una de Saint Luc upon wording by Fridrikr Tomasson av Knusslig Hamn.
Mistress Marsi of Hadley, the class coordinator, and Mistress Alicia Langland, the Chancellor of the Æcademy, were invited forth to thank all those who taught classes, as well as all those who helped to make the Æcademy a continuing success. Her Majesty presented them with Her tokens of inspiration on behalf of all the day’s teachers.
All those who contributed to the day’s scribal efforts were asked to stand and be recognized.
There being no further business, this Court of Their Majesties was closed.