Documented from the Rolls and Files of the Coram Regibus of Thomas Byron and Ariella, Rex et Regina Æthelmearc: Being a True Record of the Business of His Majesty’s Royal Court at Palfreys and Polearms, 28 May, Anno Societatis LI, in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, as recorded by Dagonell Whitehorn and Cigfran Heronter
His Majesty asked for a moment of silent remembrance in honor of Baron Malcolm Fitzwilliam.
His Majesty commanded that Maple be brought into His presence and He declared her to be a Sylvan Steed of Æthelmearc. Yes, Maple is a horse.
His Majesty called THL Maeve ni Siurtain into court and declared that, with the advisement of The Princess Royale Leah, she had been chosen as Queen’s Equestrian Champion. Scroll by Rowena Moore, Baroness Alex, and Ana Ianka Lisitsina.
His Majesty called Lady Aaliz de Gant into court and proclaimed her the winner of the equestrian competition and King’s Equestrian Champion. Scroll by Rowena Moore, Baroness Alex, and Ana Ianka Lisitsina.
When Lady Aaliz rose to leave, His Majesty bid her stay as he was not quite done with her yet. Having heard of her great skill in the equestrian arts, he inducted her into The Order of the Golden Lance. Scroll by Baroness Ekaterina.
Her Majesty gave leave to Their Excellencies Magnus and Miriel of the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael to hold court. When the skies turned black, both courts were suspended and resumed 10 minutes thereafter in the great horse barn.
When royal court resumed, His Majesty commanded that due to the dirt and … other things… on the floor of the horse barn, his subjects were forbidden to kneel.
It should be noted that Rhys Benbras ap Dafydd had been called into baronial court and made Chancellor of the Exchequer for the barony. His Majesty declared that this was not proper and a commoner should not be allowed to handle money. Therefore His Majesty had no choice but to award him arms and declare him Lord Rhys for his hard work in setup, cleanup, and as troll and reservations clerk at previous events. Scroll by Baroness Ekaterina.
His Majesty desired words with Tadgh Mag Uidhir. Having heard words of his great prowess with heavy weapons, skill with armor making, and the general enthusiasm he brought to every event, His Majesty awarded him Arms. Scroll by Theodulf FitzRenault.
Lord Wolfgang Starke was summoned before His Majesty. For his fine skill in fencing, he was made a Companion of the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Baron Caleb Reynolds.
His Majesty requested that THL Govindi Dera Ghazi Khan come before him. Having heard of her many works in organizing and running events, holding baronial offices, marshalling thrown weapons, and creating scrolls he was moved to induct her into the Order of the Millrind. Scroll by Baroness Ekaterina.
His Majesty commanded the presence of Mistress Irene von Schmetterling. For her many fine works in the fiber arts – sewing, wool spinning, and dyeing – she was presented with a writ for the Order of the Laurel. Writ by Jacqueline de Molieres, Janos Meszaros, and Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen.
The Princess Royale Leah entered court and spoke of the gentle who had most inspired her that day. Not only was today the first time that m’lady Isobel Johnson had entered an equestrian competition, it was also her very first SCA event. She was given a token of remembrance by Her Highness.
His Majesty thanked the staff of the event for all their hard work and asked that all the scribes, illuminators, and calligraphers rise in their seats that they might be cheered by the populace. Gentles who had received scrolls in either court were reminded to take a scroll carrier to protect their scroll and to have their scroll photographed before leaving. There being no further business before the court, His Majesty’s Court was closed.