Master Christian de Launey. Photo by Dame Katja Orlova.

By Baroness Katja Davidova Orlova Khazarina (Chris Adler-France)

Christian Amaury de Launey, former Æthelmearc Queen’s Rapier Champion and Rapier Champion of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, was elevated to the Order of Defense at Trimaris’ Crown Tourney on Saturday, May 27, A.S. 52.

Seven Æthelmearcians traveled by car and plane to attend his vigil, play his prize tourney, or speak as a Worthy at his elevation ceremony.

Master Will Parris spoke as one of two MoDs, Countess Elena d’Artois spoke as a Royal Peer, and Mistress Irene von Schmetterling spoke as a member of the Pelican. The words of Duke Syr Malcolm Duncan MacEoghainn were also read as a member of the Chivalry.

Mistress Irene knitted the garters and wove the livery collar, while Master Anais Fenne cast the order medallion. Countess Elena sewed the capelet.

Master Christian is now the 8th MoD of Trimaris.

Christian collar

Master Christian’s MOD collar woven by Mistress Irene von Schmetterling, with a medallion cast by Master Anias Fenne. Photo by Baroness Katja Davidova Orlova Khazarina.