Here continues the Record of the Reign of Gareth and Juliana, King and Queen of Sylvan Æthelmearc at the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Championship, October 28, AS 52, in Their Shire of Nithgaard; as recorded by Lord Arias Beltran del Valle, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald to Their Majesties.

Their Majesties first invited the Children of the Kingdom forward as the Kingdom Toy Box was carried away, for them to discover and retrieve a toy with which to entertain themselves during Their Court.
Children at court 2Having sent the children on their quest, Their Majesties then called for a moment of silence in memory of Maestro Augusto Giuseppe da San Donato, who had passed from the world that morning.

Their Majesties then called before them Baroness Elena de la Palma and Lord Tassin to speak as Autocrat of the event that day.
AutocratsAs this was the event to determine Their Champion of Arts and Sciences, Their Majesties then proceeded to announce Cornelia of Harford as the Youth Champion, and named Baroness Ekaterina Volkova and Lord Hrolfr Fjarfell jointly Their Arts and Sciences Co-Champions. Scrolls by Countess Anna Leigh and Baron Caleb Reynolds.

Ekat and Hrolfr champions 2Their Majesties then recognized three of the family Harford for their contributions to the Society: Robert of Harford was made a companion of the Sycamore for his artful talents in many crafts, Shelley of Harford was inducted into the Order of the Keystone for her service in a thriving youth program and in maintaining the website of the Dominion of Myrkfaelinn, and Mary of Harford was awarded a Silver Alce for her time and effort growing her skill on the archery range. Scrolls are works in progress.

Robert of Harford SycamoreTychon of Nithgaard was summoned before Their Majesties.  Tychon has spent significant time defending Æthelmearc on thefield of battle, and spent hours in the marshal’s tent ensuring arrows were safe for use by all.  He is known as a reliable support for those in need at events, and so did They Award him Arms. Scroll by Baron Caleb Reynolds.

Tychon AoATheir Majesties then called for Lady Oribe Tsukime to appear before Them.  Oribe is known for her great art, but that renown sometimes clouds her work in other arenas, as autocrat, A&S minister, chatelaine and volunteer.  And it was for those services that Their Majesties inducted her into Their Order of the Keystone. Scroll was in transit and created by Lord Sasson della Sancta Victoria.

Oribe KeystoneTheir Majesties summoned to their presence Lady Syele Pfeifferin.  Word of Syele’s work making Landsknecht garb, as well as feathered hats and children’s clothing had made it to the attention of Their Majesties, as had her research in the process, and so was she named to the number of the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll created by THL Luceta di Cosimo.

Syele SycamoreMaster Ambrosius Mac Dhiabhidh and Lady Catlin Svensdottir were then summoned before Their Majesties.  Word had reached Their Majesties’ ears of their courtesy and hospitality, opening their home and helping to make armor for new fighters, as well as providing camping space and even on occasion the tent at events.  For this was each awarded a Cornelian. His scroll was created by Mistress Hrefna inn heppna Thorgrimsdottir. Her scroll was created by THLady Eleanor Godwin.

Ambroisius CornelianTheir Majesties next called for Their Head Retainer Lady Raven Whitehart.  They spoke highly of her time spent as retainer both before and during Their Reign, as well as her work as a scribe, helping newcomers, and the massive amount of calligraphy she creates.  For this did They call for Their Order of the Millrind and add Raven to their number. Scroll painted by Lady Rivka bat Daniyel and calligraphed by Baroness Graidhne ni Ruadh.

Raven MillrindHer Majesty called forth Her Ladyship Abigail Kelhoge and named her as the Queen’s inspiration for the day, awarding her a Golden Escarbuncle in recognition of the work she presented that day.

Abigail Golden EscarbuncleTheir Majesties then thanked the scribes and artisans who contributed to those awards issued on the day, and thanked the clothiers who had created Their garb on the day

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

All photos by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.