The account of the court of Sven, King of Æthelmearc, held at Pax Interruptus and Baronial Investiture, July 7, AS 53 (2018) in the Barony of Thescorre, reported by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald.

Morning Court:

After court was opened, His Majesty invited Baroness Sadira bint Wassouf to join him.  After joining the court, Her Excellency told a brief story to the assembled and asked that we keep Princess Anna Leigh and the friends and family of Prince Titus, who had unexpectedly passed away, in their thoughts.

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Baroness Sadira addresses the populace

His Majesty then gave Her Excellency leave to hold her court.

At the conclusion of her court, Her Excellency asked permission of His Majesty to retire as Baroness of Thescorre. His Majesty, wishing to know the desires of the Barony, called for Mistress Matilda Bosvyle de Bela Acqua, Seneschal of the Barony of Thescorre. She announced that the Barony was aware that Her Excellency wished to retire and had a vote. She then presented a petition signed by the members of the Barony asking that Her Excellency be allowed to retire and that they had selected two to sit the throne of the Barony.

His Majesty, hearing the wishes of the populace, agreed that Her Excellency had served well and long and deserved to return to her Oasis. Her Excellency thanked His Majesty and the good people she had served. She then returned the Coronet of Thescorre into the keeping of the Crown and made way to join the caravan of camels that had appeared. However, His Majesty was not quite ready to send her on her way.  He stated that before she took the Coronet of Thescorre, she was a Baroness in her own right and wished it be known that He wished her to retain that rank. The Tale of Sadira was then read to all. Book made, illuminated and calligraphed by THL Abigail Kelhoge, story by Daedez of the Dark Horde Moritu.

Sadira new coronet

His Majesty returns Baroness Sadira her rank in the court and gifts her a book

But his Majesty was not quite done and said he felt that Her Excellency Sadira deserved something more.  It was then announced that she was given the right to Augment her Arms.  Scroll by THL Mary Elizabeth Clason upon words by Mistress Mahin Banu Tabrizi.

Her Excellency then departed amid a whirl of camels and dancers to the warm lands of her ancestors.

It was then noted that the Lands of Thescorre could not go unprotected.  Lord Eldjarn the Thoughtful and Lady Dubheasa inghean Dubgaill were then called before the court.  They were informed that the people of the Barony had requested that they be invested as the next Baron and Baroness of Thescorre.


Sven and the new barons

Eldjarn and Dubheasa receive the coronets of Thescorre

His Majesty asked if they agreed to the responsibility, which they did.  After accepting their Oaths, His Majesty then invested them as Baron and Baroness of Thescorre.   The lineage of the Barony was then read.

Court was then suspended until later in the day.

Evening Court:

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Baron Eldjarn and Baroness Dubheasa enter court

After court was resumed, His Majesty spoke of the great hospitality of the Barony of Thescorre and how much he enjoyed running around the field of battle with everyone.

He then spoke of Prince Titus and how the Kingdom had lost someone dear to them.  He then asked for a moment of silence in honor of the fallen Prince.

Sven speaks of Titus

His Majesty speaks of Prince Titus

Their Excellencies were given leave to hold their court.

When Court resumed, the children present at the event were invited forward and invited to go to the toy box at the back of court and select a toy as a reward for sitting through court.

His Majesty then remarked of one who had such great enthusiasm on the fencing field this day that he wanted to make sure all knew her name and instructed people to seek out Ania Mhoireach.


The Order of the Fleur arrives

The members of the Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc were then invited into court.  His Majesty said that while there were many members of the Order present, he felt that the Order was not complete.  Lord Justin Lymner was then called forth and inducted into the order for his knowledge in many diverse arts.  Scroll by THL Helena Mutzhasenin.

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Justin Lymner is inducted into the Order of the Fleur

His Majesty then spoke of how one of the great joys he has as King is getting to see the work of the artisans of the Kingdom and that the scribes most inspire him as they spend hours on their art, only to give it away.  He then asked those that have created a scroll in the last year to stand and be recognized.


Sven with F&O

His Majesty sends gifts Abroad with Their Excellencies

Baron Fridrikr Tomasson av Knusslig Hamn and Baroness Orianna Fridrikskona were then called into Court.  His Majesty said that they would be soon traveling to the Kingdom of Drachenwald in order to study the ancient texts.  He gifted them with coins from his hand and wished them well and safe travels and to return with their studies were finished with many great tales.

There being no further business, the court of His Majesty, Sven, was then closed.