Here continues the Record of the Reign of Gareth and Juliana, King and Queen of Sylvan Æthelmearc at Æthelmearc and East Kingdom War, called Corn Maze, November 11, AS 52, in Their Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais; as recorded by Lord Arias Beltran del Valle, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald.
As has been Their tradition, Their Majesties first called for those present attending their first event to appear before Them. Their Majesties welcomed each to the Society and bid them well in their journeys to come within the SCA. They then gave each a drinking vessel to carry with them as they attended future events with the Society.
Their Majesties then summoned before Them Reinhard Dobbeler. His Majesty then read a letter composed by the Lady Angel Deth of House Sable Maul before the populace, highlighting with words from the rest of his House the hard work and willing spirit that Reinhard brings to the support of that House and his Kingdom. For this honorable work was he Awarded Arms and made a Lord of Their Majesties’ Court. The scroll was a work of embroidery by Lady Angel Deth.
Jakob Krahe was next called to appear before Their Majesties. Having heard of Jakob’s hard work on the field and his willingness to work hard to set up events, They were grateful, and of a mind to make Their gratitude known by creating him a Lord of Their Court and Awarding him Arms. Scroll artist was unknown.
Their Majesties then summoned to Their Presence Lord Burgos. Word of his continued improvement as a fighter and the joy he takes in learning the martial arts in defense of Their Kingdom had come to their attention, and for this were They of a mind to count him amongst Their Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Lady Ashling.
The presence of Lord Gunnar Ulfrbani was next demanded by Their Majesties. They had heard of Lord Gunnar’s brilliant tactical mind on the fencing melee field, and his enthusiasm in sharing his love for that combat with those around him. So too was he made a member of the Order of the Golden Alce by Their Majesties. Scroll by Baron Caleb Reynolds.
Their Majesties then summoned to Their Presence Lady Jan al-Thalab, called Fox. Word had reached Their ears of Fox’s work for many years as a member of the Sylvan Army Support Services, or SASS, culminating most recently in her leading the group, bringing SASS to the fields at Pennsic and keeping Their armies well fed and hydrated. For this, as well as her giving spirit throughout the Kingdom was she made a member of the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lady Gulsah Aydini.
Their Majesties then summoned before Them Barwnes Nest ferch Rhys, from the duty set before her that very day handing out scroll cases in court. Their Majesties spoke to her of her history of service to the Kingdom, and her work in the difficult job of serving her home shire as Seneschal after being unexpectedly thrust into the role. They felt that her Excellency’s devotion to service was no longer properly recognized, and so did They call for Their Most Noble Order of the Pelican, and bid them bear her away to determine a time that she should sit in vigil and contemplate elevation into that august Order. Scroll by Lady Shirin of Susa.
Lord Grimbald Deth was then summoned before Their Majesties from his duties as one of the Queen’s Guard on this day. Her Majesty thanked him for his continue devotion to serving as both guard and travelling great distances to do so, coming from his home in Atlantian land. So did she name him her inspiration for the day, and awarded him a Golden Escarbuncle.
Their being no further business, the Court of Their Majesties was then closed.