Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Marcus & Margerite, King and Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of Æthelmearc Æcademy, November, 11, Anno Societatis LI, in the Shire of Nithgaard. As recorded by Maestro Orlando di Bene del Vinta, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald.

Their Majesties called to be attended by Elizabeth von Halstern and Isabelle von Halstern. Her Majesty spoke of the service both of these youth gave to the youth track at the Pennsic War and so inducted both into the Order of the Silver Buccle. Scroll forthcoming.


Elizabeth and Isabelle von Halstern receive Silver Buccles. Photo by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

Next Their Majesties sought to be attended by Eli Martinson and Jayce Martinson. Their Majesties spoke of the courtesy and service of both of these youth and awarded each with a Silver Buccle. Scrolls by THLady Renata Rouge.


Eli and Jayce Martinson receive Silver Buccles. Photo by Mistress Arianna.

The children of Æthelmearc were then invited forward and were given leave to chase after Eli and Jayce in order to claim a prize from the treasure chest and occupy themselves during the remainder of court.

Lady Aine O’Muirghesan then presented herself and gave her oath of service as she assumed the role of Kingdom Chronicler.


Lady Aine becomes Kingdom Chronicler. Photo by Mistress Arianna.

Master Creador Twinedragon approached the Sylvan Thrones and gave Her Majesty a fishing rod and presented to His Majesty a token of esteem.

The Chancellor of the Æcademy, Mistress Alicia Langland, then addressed the populace and announced the next Æcademy in Spring would be in Angel’s Keep, and that she is still looking for a bid from Region 4 for Fall 2017 Æcademy. She also expressed her thanks to the teachers and offered gifts. Lastly, Her Excellency Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope was recognized for her years of service to the Æcademy and was named a Fellow of the Æcademy.


Mistress Alicia addresses the populace. Photo by Mistress Arianna.

Sybil of Nithgaard was next called to attend Their Majesties. They spoke of her as a worker and a valued member of her group, and so did name her a Lady and Award her Arms. Scroll by Diane Southwick.


Lady Sybil receives her AoA. Photo by Mistress Arianna.

Their Majesties then had words for Baron Silvester Burchardt. They told of his prowess, and specifically spoke highly of his skill in melee combat. For these qualities They did induct him into the Order of the Golden Alce.  Scroll illuminated by His Excellency Master Caleb Reynolds with calligraphy by Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen.


Baron Silvester is inducted into the Golden Alce. Photo by Mistress Arianna.

Lord Tassim Treseol was brought before Their Majesties. Speaking of his valued service to Their Kingdom, particularly his service in the kitchen, Their Majesties did name him a companion of the Keystone. Scroll by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh.


Lord Tassim receives a Keystone. Photo by Mistress Arianna.

Their Majesties next wished to be attended by Lord Amano Zenjirou Nakatsune, and before the assembled populace praised him for his service in faithfully tending to the duties of the office of webminister and inducted him into the Order of the Keystone. Scroll forthcoming.


Lord Amano Zenjirou Nakatsune receives a Keystone. Photo by Mistress Arianna.

A call went out seeking THLord Madoc Arundel, who presented himself before The Crown. His service as voice herald was vast and difficult to overlook, and so Their Majesties saw it fitting to induct him into the Order of the Keystone. Scroll forthcoming.


THLord Madoc receives a Keystone. Photo by Mistress Arianna.

Next, Their Majesties called for Lady Elena de la Palma. Their Majesties told of numerous instances of service; as retainer, chatelaine, autocrat, demo organizer, and so felt it just and proper to also name her a companion of the Keystone for these deeds. Scroll illuminated by Lady Vivienne of Yardley and calligraphed by Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen.


Lady Elena receives a Keystone. Photo by Mistress Arianna.

Lord Cormacc mac Gilla Bridghe was invited to join Their Majesties, who spoke at length of his courtesy and kindness, and recognized these traits by presenting him with a Cornelian. Scroll by Her Excellency Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.


Lord Cormacc receives a Cornelian. Photo by Mistress Arianna.

Seeking to be attended by THLord Aindreas mac Ghille Fhionntaigh, he did presented himself before Their Sylvan Majesties. Their Majesties told of his many long years of quiet service and teaching, his kindness and generosity, his contributions as a fencing marshal and ensuring that local events occur, and so were moved to bestow upon him the Æthelmearc Award of Excellence.


THLord Aindreas receives the Award of Excellence. Photo by Mistress Arianna.

Having further business with THLord Madoc Arundel, Their Majesties once again called him forward. They recounted his skill and craftsmanship in the research and production of period drinks through his art of brewing and vinting. Recognizing that such skill is rare and when recognized should be properly rewarded, did call for the Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc and did name THLord Madoc a companion of that Order. Scroll by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.


THLord Madoc is inducted into the Fleur d’Æthelmearc. Photo by Mistress Arianna.

Her Majesty then spoke of Her inspiration that day, a Lady whose strength and resolve is unwavering in the face of personal struggle, and bade Lady Wilhelmina Marion Bodnar, known as Mina, to attend, and did present Lady Mina with a Golden Escarbuncle.


Lady Wilhelmina is Queen’s Inspiration and receives a Golden Escarbuncle. Photo by Mistress Arianna.

Their Majesties then expressed gratitude for the scribes, wordsmiths, and other artisans who contributed their works and their time for today’s event so that others might be recognized, and Her Majesty presented each with personal tokens.

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

Faithfully submitted,

Maestro Orlando di Bene del Vinta,
Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald

You can view the scrolls given at the Æcademy in the slide show below. All photos by Maestro Orlando.

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