Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Marcus & Margerite, King and Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of Their Court at Crown Tournament, 1 October, Anno Societatis LI, in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael. As recorded by Maestro Orlando di Bene del Vinta, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald, with assistance from Kameshima-kyō Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Herald.

In the afternoon:

At the conclusion of Their Crown Tournament Their Majesties stood upon the field with the victor Duke Timothy of Arindale and his consort, Duchess Gabrielle van Nijenrode and crowned them as Prince and Princess and name them Their Heirs.


Prince Timothy and Princess Gabrielle swear fealty. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.

Then in the evening, accompanied by Their Heirs, Prince Timothy and Princess Gabrielle, Their Majesties joined the populace for a moment of silence in honor of Lady Adriana Ramstar who died earlier that day at her home.

Their Majesties then gave leave to Their Excellencies of the Rhydderich Hael to hold Their baronial court.

The Tribe of Tuatha Fieren was invited before Their Majesties whereupon they offered tithe and a gift basket full of Æthelmice, then and pledged their service to the Crown and Heirs. They also shared with the populace that this would be their last time conducting the raffle at War Practice but would continue service in other ways to the kingdom. Their Majesties expressed Their appreciation to The Tribe for their longstanding service to the Kingdom.


Tribe Tuatha Fieren presents their gifts. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.

Next, the youthful Wentliana Verch Meuric was summoned before the Sylvan Throne. Their Majesties told of her help in the kitchens and with retaining, and then inducted her in to the Order of the Silver Buccle. Scroll by The Honorable Lady Mairghread Stiobhard inghean ui Choinne.


Wentliana receives a Silver Buccle. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.

The children of AEthelmearc were then called into Court where Their Majesties sent them with His Lordship, Darian of the Wood, to be entertained with trinkets and toys for the remainder of the day’s court.

Lord Wolfgang Starke next approached Their Majesties whereupon he was presented with a new charter for the AEthelmearc Brewers Guild. Scroll by THLady Zofia Kowalewska.

Their Majesties then called to be attended by the Ladies of the Rose and Garnet. The Ladies spoke of the deeds of valor and chivalry done this day upon the lists of Their Majesties crown tourney. They mentioned specifically the deeds of THLord Rouland of Willowbrooke and of THLord Dominic Morland, but above all they sang the praises of THLord Ruslan Igotavich Vornov and bestowed upon him the Shield of Chivalry. Have been regaled thus, Their Majesties invited His Lordship Ruslan to join Their Court.


Lord Ruslan receives the Shield of Chivalry. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.

Baroness Rosemund von Glinde was invited to present herself to Their Majesties. They spoke of her artistry as an illuminator and so commended her efforts by inducting her into the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by Freihern Helena Mutzhasen.


Baroness Rosamund receives a Sycamore. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.

Next, Lady Zinoviia Ivanova was called before the Throne. Their Majesties spoke her skill at arms and axes, and then inducted her into the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll Master Caleb Reynolds.


Lady Zinoviia receives a Golden Alce. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.

Having further need of the Bearer of the Shield of Chivalry, Their Majesties sought to be attended again by THLord Ruslan Igotavich Voronov. They spoke of his authenticity in his appearance and his efforts in recreation, and so did induct him into the Order of the Golden Stirrup. Scroll, in the form of a large stone, by Hersir Torvaldr Torvgarson.


Lord Ruslan’s Golden Stirrup scroll. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.

Having business of her own to conduct, Mistress Sthurrim Caithness sought audience before The Crown. She was accompanied by Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce da Siena, and before Their Majesties and the populace gathered did present to Baroness Juliana a belt of green and take her as an apprentice. Their Majesties, being well-pleased with the artistry of illumination of Baroness Juliana called for Their Order of the Fleur d’AEthelmearc and, confirming with the group their desire to have Baroness Juliana counted among their numbers, did make it so.  Calligraphy and illumination by THLady Zofia Kowalewska with words by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.


Baroness Juliana receives the Fleur d’AEthelmearc. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.

THLady Cordelia Colton was next invited to present herself. The Crown spoke of the care and nurturing of the youth of the kingdom, and for her dedication and labors did name her a Baroness of the Court. Scroll by Mistress Gillian Llwelyn of Ravenspur.


Baroness Cordelia Coulton. Photo by Master Filippo de Sancto Martino.

Her Majesty then addressed the populace and spoke of the many inspirational deeds done this day. Yet the deeds of one noble stood above the others in Her mind and so THLord Rouland of Willowbrooke was called before Her Majesty and was named as Her Inspiration and presented with a Golden Escarbuncle.


THLord Rouland receives a Golden Escarbuncle. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.

Their Majesties then thanked all those scribes who contributed works this day and for Their Coronation; for their toil and work, and provided them each with a personal token.

There being no further business, this court of Their Majesties was closed.

Faithfully submitted,

Maestro Orlando di Bene del Vinta
Jewel Herald