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 THLady Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle Herald
in the Shire of Angel’s Keep on June 17, Anno Societatis LII.
In the morning:
Their Majesties called THLady Jacqueline de Molieres before Them. They
asked her if she was ready to sit vigil this day and receive the counsel of
the Order of the Laurel. She assented and Their Majesties called forth the
Most Noble Order of the Laurel to take her to a place made ready for her to
sit in contemplation of elevation to the peerage.
In the afternoon:
Their Majesties called forth Floki Bjornson. Finding him to be overall a
very helpful young gentleman who works diligently as a kitchen assistant
and porter for the Shire of Angel’s Keep and beyond, They felt it was right
and just to induct him into the Order of the Silver Buccle. The scroll is
a work of Lady Gilliane McGill de Verona.
Their Majesties called forth rest of the children present so that they
might chase the toy chest from the court. They called upon the good graces
of Baron Perote Gormal Campbell and asked him to take up the toy chest.
The children were assembled and counselled to take one toy each, beginning
with the youngest child present once they stopped Baron Perote. The count
being given, they did chase him from the court.
Their Majesties invited Mistress Alicia Langland to speak before the
court. Mistress Alicia thanked the teachers who made the day so successful
and especially those who were teaching for the first time advising them
that they should see her to receive a pearl for taking on this new
endeavor. She also thanked the staff of the event for organizing and
running such a fine day.
Their Majesties called Maddalena D’Agostino before Them. For her many
works, including as tollner, kitchen staff, teacher of nailbinding and
deputy Herald of the Barony of Delftwood, Their Majesties Awarded her Arms
and made her a Lady of the court. The scroll was created by the hand of
Lady Edana the Red.
Their Majesties called for the Rock to be brought forth in court. A mighty
and impressive runestone was ceremoniously brought forward so that Their
Majesties could find a gentle worthy of carrying this burden. Their
Majesties then called Bjorn Grimmson to present himself before Them. They
Awarded him Arms for his work as Head cook for Dayboards, Chamberlain and
overall helper for the Shire of Angel’s Keep as well as his might of arm as
a fencer. The carved scroll was etched by Lady Felice de Thornton.
Their Majesties called Ulfgrima Tannadotir to attend Them. Knowing she
serves as the Shire’s Children’s Officer and by taking care of the upkeep
of the Gold Key with a smile for all, They saw fit to make her a Lady of
the court and Awarded her Arms. The scroll was a work by THLady Julianna
Their Majesties called forth Lady Elisabetta Tempesta. Having seen her
work for her Shire as Seneschal, Exchequer, Feast cook and autocrat, They
felt it right to induct her to the Order of the Keystone. The scroll was
created by the hand of THLady Elyse le Bref.
Their Majesties called Lady Maire ni Cathai O’Connor to attend Them. To
engage the children of Aethelmearc and hold their attention is a gift this
gentle Lady excels in. Their Majesties being parents are minded to be
appreciative of such a person and thus inducted her into the Order of the
Keystone. Scroll by Lady Edana the Red.
Their Majesties then called forth Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarsson. His
leatherworking is of fine detail, his arrows fly true. For his works of
art including the scabbard he displayed at Ice Dragon, Their Majesties were
moved to induct him into the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by Lady Alysoun
of the Debatable Lands.
Their Majesties call for THLord AELric Ravenshaw to attend Them. Noting
his attention to detail in his every effort to dress, fight and teach with
authenticity for his German persona and for his teaching of German
longsword techniques, Their Majesties inducted him into the Order of the
Golden Stirrup. Scroll by THLady Mary Elizabeth Clausen.
Their Majesties advised THLord AElric Ravenshaw to remain with Them as They
had another piece of business concerning him that needed to be attended
to. With that, Their Majesties called before them the Most Noble Order of
the Pelican. For his many years of service to the Shire of Ballachlagen as
well as his work as a scribe, They enjoined THLord AElric to return to Them
with a time and place where he would sit vigil in contemplation of
elevation to the Peerage as a Companion of the Order of the Pelican. Writ
scroll by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.
Their Majesties called THLady Jacqueline de Molieres to rejoin Them.
Having sat vigil and received counsel, Their Majesties asked her if it was
her wish to continue. She assented and Their Majesties called for the
Order of the Laurel to attend Them. They asked for worthies to attest to
her qualifications to for this accolade. As a Member of the Order of
Chivalry from Atlantia, Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum spoke of the fact that she is an
example of Gentility and Courtesy and chivalric grace. As Jewel of
Aethelmearc, Lord Conrad Keinast spoke of how befitting it was that her
heraldry was the Dandelion, for her roots run deep. He advised she was
instrumental in starting the Embroidery Day at Pennsic and sees worth where
others do not. As a member of the Order of the Pelican, Mistress Alicia
Langland spoke of her generosity of spirit and how she sees a need and
brings others with her to fulfill it. As a member of the Order of the
Laurel, Master Gille MacDhonuill spoke not only of her skill but also of
her extraordinary ability to teach others as a craftsman does.
Having heard these words and the counsel of the Order of the Laurel, Their
Majesties agreed it was right and fitting to elevate Jacqueline de Molieres
by Letters Patent to the Order of the Laurel. They called forth for the
regalia of her new station, the Laurel wreath, the Cloak and a Laurel’s
broach for her to be adorned by so that all may know her to be a peer of
the Society. A scroll was created for her by the hand of THLady Vivienne
of Yardley. Their Majesties having received her oath of service as a
member of the Order of the Laurel, asked Mistress Jacqueline de Molieres to
bide a moment as They wished the presence of the Order while They completed
another item of business before the court.
Their Majesties called forth THLord Artemius Andreas Magnus. The beauty of
his stained glass and lampwork being known throughout the Kingdom, They
advised him that it was Their will that he sit vigil upon a date mutually
agreeable to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.
Their Majesties asked that all scribes who contributed to the scrolls given
during the courts today stand and be recognized.
Her Majesty asked Lady Aurelie NicTurnear to attend Her. Her Majesty
advised how she was moved by the joyful service of Lady Aurelie to name her
the Queen’s Inspiration of the day and bestowed upon her the Golden
There being no further business this day, Their Majesties’ court was thus
All photos by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.