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 Lord Ronin O’Conall at The Scarlet Guard Inn in the Shire of Hornwood on June 10, Anno Societatis LII.

Their Majesties called forth the children present and asked Lord Robert Hazelet to take up the toy chest and lead the children on a merry chase. The children were instructed, once they caught Lord Robert, to take one toy each, beginning with the youngest child present. Having been given a count of ten, the chase commenced.

Their Majesties invited before Them, the Emissaries from the Kingdom of Meridies in attendance. Baron Griffin, speaking for the group presented gifts to Their Majesties including a reviled hat from the opponents of the Penguins of BMDL currently vying for a Cup from Lord Stanley to the merry hissing of the court.

Their Majesties invited Master Denys the Decadent before Them. Master Denys spoke of his pilgrimage to Scotland and presented Their Majesties with gifts from his travels.


Master Denys presenting a gift to Their Majestes. Photo by Lord Mikus Magellus.

Their Majesties then invited Master Juan Miguel Cezar to bring forth the Marshals of the varied shoots of the Scarlet Guard Inn, who then named those who had bested the fields in the archery competitions of the day.

Juan Miguel gives out prizes

Master Juan Miguel gives out prizes. Photo by Lord Mikus Magellus.

Their Majesties called for Chebe to present himself before Them. As a skilled archer working with the Hael Hounds, making his own bow and arrows as well as meads and ales, They felt he was a worthy deserving recognition and therefore Awarded him Arms making him a Lord of the court. The Scroll was created by Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh.

Their Majesties called Thalia la Papelone to attend Them. Speaking of her quiet service and continued work with the archery community, They Awarded her Arms, thus making her a Lady of the court. The scroll was illuminated by Mistress Cori Ghora and calligraphed by Mistress Liadain ni Chleirigh na Coille.

Their Majesties called forth Baron Edward Harbinger and Master Juan Miguel. They spoke of the rank of Master Bowman and how it was achieved through dedication to the art of the bow. Their Majesties then called forth Lady Ghaliya bint Yusef. Having attained the rank of Master Bowman, it was Their pleasure to witness this title conferred upon Lady Ghaliya. Furthermore, They felt it right to induct her to the Order of the Golden Alce for her tremendous dedication to the sport. They invited before them Mistress Ysabell Graver and Master Jacapo di Niccolo who presented her with the Golden Alce medallion originally worn by Master Jacapo before Lady Ghaliya’s birth and then worn by Mistress Ysabell. The scroll was created by the hand of THLady Anlaith ingen Trena.

Their Majesties called forth Lady Kathryn Täntzel. Seeing her work as both a seamstress and as a feast cooking assistant along with her creation of archery targets to enliven the hunt, They inducted her into the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by Mistress Gillian Llwelyn of Ravenspur.

Their Majesties then called forth Lord Cyrus Augur. For his study of period fencing technique and his teaching of this knowledge, They inducted him into the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by Freiherrin Helena Muetzhasen.

Their Majesties call for Lady Rachaeldis of Swansmere to attend Them. As the Mum to Sylvan Vulcani, she helps in archery, fencing marshalling and bringing lost cousins into the SCA with grace and inspiration. For all this, Their Majesties inducted her into the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lady Felice de Thornton.

Their Majesties thanked Hornwood for hosting the Scarlet Guard Inn as it allows them to showcase the skill of the archers of Aethelmearc and enjoined the populace to take up the bow to strike fear into our enemies at Pennsic War. This day, They advised, They sought to find a new champion for Their court and indeed Master Jacapo di Niccolo had surpassed all this day. Having done so, Their Majesties saw fit to name him Their Archery Champion.

Jacopo Kingdom Archery Champ

Maestro Jacopo is named Kingdom Archery Champion again. Photo by Lord Mikus Magellus

Their Majesties asked that all scribes who contributed to the scrolls given during the courts today stand and be recognized.

Her Majesty asked Lord Alfonso to attend Her. Her Majesty advised how she was delighted by the archery targets created for the event and was advised Lord Alfonso volunteered to create them all in the two weeks before the event while finalizing all the classes he was teaching at University. This moved Her to name him Her inspiration of the day and bestowed upon him the Golden Escarbuncle for his selfless devotion.

Alfonso Golden Escarbuncle

Lord Alfonso receives a Golden Escarbuncle. Photo by Lord Mikus Magellus.

There being no further business this day, Their Majesties’ court was thus concluded.