From the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy and Gabrielle, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, as recorded by Dame Kateryna ty Isaf, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald with the assistance of THL Kathryn McLuing, Millrind Herald at Blackstone Raids in the Barony of Blackstone Mountain on April 29, Anno Societatis LI. The Court of Their Majesties, Timothy and Gabrielle was opened.
Their Majesties called forth Tarryn of Port Oasis. Having been observant of the handiwork of this fine lady in leather and cloth gracing the various members of her shire, Their Majesties inducted her into the Order of the Sycamore and further awarded her Arms. The scroll was limned by Lady Elspeth of Wurmwald and calligraphed by Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
The Court was suspended.
Their Majesties’ court was resumed later in the afternoon.
Their Majesties called forth all the children present and instructed Lord Sittius to take the chest of toys and run away. The children were instructed they may to take one toy each, beginning with the youngest child present. A countdown was made and the children chased the toy chest bearer from the court.
Their Majesties invited King Edmund of the Midrealm before Them. They spoke of Their appreciation for His Majesties presence and how They looked forward to the reign of His successors. His Majesty Edmund offered gifts to Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle and thanked Them both for the fine day he had.
His Majesty Timothy apologized to His Guests and the assembled court for having been so thoroughly robbed of his lunch money by the fighters on this day and commented how it was clear to him that He had indeed been a poor host in this respect but He appreciated the thorough ‘whoppin’ He received from Count Cellach. Their Majesties and King Edmund exchanged hugs and His Majesty Edmund took His leave of the court.
Their Majesties gave The Baron and Baroness of Blackstone Mountain leave to hold Their Baronial Court.
Their Majesties called forth Matilda de Crepelgate and seeing and especially hearing her fine work as the Onyx Herald of the Barony of Blackstone Mountain, made her a Lady of the court and Awarded her Arms with a scroll painted and gilded by Lady Vivienne of Yardley and calligraphed by Isabella Montoya.
Their Majesties then invited Lady Sigrid Schreiber before Them. Lady Sigrid presented Their Majesties with portraits she created of both. Their Majesties greatly appreciated the artistry of the beautiful portraits and They thanked her for such a lovely gift.
Their Majesties called forth Guillame des Aix an Provence. When the gentle called forth did not appear, His Grace Duke Rurik Longsword advised he had seen the man on site and rushed from the court to fetch him and bring him to Their Majesties.
Their Majesties called forth Borivoj Skala. For his fighting enthusiasm and stamina, They were moved to make him a Lord of the court and thus Awarded him Arms with a scroll painted by Baron Caleb Reynolds and calligraphed by Maureen O’Shea.
Their Majesties called forth Gretchen McKlay. They, having heard of her sumptuous Tudor feasts, made her a Lady of the court and Awarded her Arms. The scroll to mark the occasion was painted by Lady Felice de Thornton and calligraphy was by Isabelle Montoya.
Their Majesties called forth Jos of St Alban and Rohesia of Whytemere. Remarking on how both did much service for their local group They were moved to Award both Arms. His Majesty commented on how Jos had even built his own Viking tent, stating He was quite surprised at his lack of Viking attire, but thought the clothes most impressive nonetheless. The scroll for Lord Jos was pained by Lady Saskia Feldmeyrin and the scroll for Lady Rohesia was painted by Mistress Felicity Fluβmullnerin and calligraphed by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.
Their Majesties called forth Lady Barbaia of Misty Highlands, who They were advised was not able to be at the event. Having discovered that it would be unlikely They would see her during Their reign, They asked Sir Gareth Kincaid to convey the scroll to her. In absentia, They inducted her to the Order of the Keystone for her work as Chatelaine, Webminister, and Autocrat for the Shire of Misty Highlands. The scroll upon a leather shield was created by Mistress Juliana Delamare.
Their Majesties called forth Lord Gremian Ulfhedna. They advised that his dedication to his fighting, most especially time spent doing pick-ups on the field moved Them to make him a member of the Order of the Golden Alce. The scroll was limned by Lady Elspeth of Wurmwald and calligraphed by Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
His Grace Duke Rurik having fetched Guillame, he presented THL Guillaume le Noir to Their Majesties. His Majesty, commenting that this appeared to be the incorrect Guillame as He was certain that the gentleman brought before Him had already received this award, He nevertheless asked the Herald to read the scroll for the Award of Arms present to Guillame des Aix an Provence. After much merriment, Their Majesties determined that Lord Guillame des Aix would likely not be in attendance of the court and requested that Lord Fiachna accept the Award on his behalf and convey the story of how it was there presented unto the newly made Lord. The scroll was drawn and calligraphed by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix, painted by THL Phelippe Ulfsdotter.
Their Majesties called forth Lord Andreas di Rossi. Seeing he too was not in the hall, Duke Rurik fetched him, with encouragement to obtain the correct person this time. Once fetched, Their Majesties noting that he was a workhorse of the barony and the “One Man Army of Blackstone,” They inducted him into the Order of the Keystone with a scroll painting by Baron Caleb Reynolds and calligraphy by Isabella Montoya.
Their Majesties called forth THLord Ulrich von Schwartzburg. They inducted him into the Order of the Keystone for his work as Shire Exchequer and Knight Marshall, and his work ensuring the fighters of the Kingdom have both clothes and armor. The scroll was the work of THLady Kathryn McLuing.
Their Majesties called forth THLady Kathryn McLuing. Noting that her work in had been handed out in both the Baronial and Kingdom court this day as well as her work making garb for herself and Gold Key, They were moved to induct her into the Order of the Sycamore with a scroll by the hand of Mistress Maria Christina de Cordoba.
Their Majesties called forth Lord Nikoli Lupiescu. They, having known of his work assisting with armor repair and making armor, also noted that he was a fighter of some renown beyond his skill in emergency armor. They inducted him into the Order of the Golden Alce with a scroll drawn by Luca da Cola, painted by Lady Rignach Inghean ui Chonaill and calligraphed by Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Their Majesties, stating a song was required, invited before them THLady Silence de Cherbourg. Her Ladyship sang a contrefactum (filk) of a 12th century cantiga, with lyrics created by her hand with assistance from Master Michael Alewright and Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope. The piece called forth Brehyres Gwendolyn the Graceful to come before Their Majesties as she has been chosen for song and poem to sit vigil in contemplation of becoming a member of the Order of the Laurel.
Brehyres Gwendolyn was escorted to the court by Duke Rurik while the members of the Most Noble Order of the Laurel were invited to attend. Their Majesties commanded her to present herself to Them at War Practice to sit vigil and answer Their question, if she was prepared to become a member of the Order of the Laurel. Scroll by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.
Her Majesty then asked that THLord Deryk Archer to come forth. Her Majesty thanked him for the archery targets that She so enjoyed that day. She was also advised that Lord Deryk was aided all day in keeping records and scoring all day by Torvi fra Bergstopt of the Shire of Montevale and asked him to bring her to the court. Her Majesty named them both Her inspiration of the day and bestowed upon each a Golden Escarbuncle.
Their Majesties asked that the scribes who contributed to the works of art presented this day to the members of the populace please stand and be acknowledged for their gifts.
Duke Sven, having been moved by His Majesty losing so much lunch money, offered His Majesty a bag of coin so that He might be able to eat at least a small amount of food.
There being no further business this day, Their Majesties court was thus concluded.