Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Anna Leigh, Queen ofÆthelmearc: the Business of Æthelmearc Arts & Sciences Championship, October 13, Anno Societatis LIII, in the Shire of Hunter’s Home. As recorded by Maestro Orlando di Bene del Vinta, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald, with assistance from Lord Salvatore de la Torres.

Her Majesty invited all children forward and after welcoming them allowed them to go off and select a treasure from the royal toy chest.

Next, the Arts & Sciences co-champions, THL Hrolfr a Fjarfelli and Baroness Ekaterina Volkova were brought before Her Majesty, thanked for their service as co-champions, and released from their station. Lord Robert of Ferness was then called to attend the Queen where has was then named as Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion and invited to join the Royal Court.

THLady Renata Rouge, Kingdom Arts & Sciences Minister, then addressed the populace and announced that Baroness Therasa du Domremy was the winner of the Judges Choice and Lady Nicola Beese was the winner of the Populace Choice.

Elizabeth Jacobsdottir next attended Her Majesty where she was awarded Arms. Scroll by THL Vivienne of Yardley.

Elizabeth AoA

Elizabeth receives her Award of Arms.

Her Majesty then had words for Master Madoc Arundel, and spoke of his courtesy and kindness, and for that, did induct him into the Order of the Cornelian. THL Felice de Thornton. Calligraphy by Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh.


Master Madoc is inducted into the Cornelian,

Next, Her Majesty summoned Lady Nicola Beese. She praised her skill in the arts and did induct her into the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by Lady Serena Milani.

Nicola Sycamore

Lady Nicola is inducted into the Sycamore.

Her Majesty then instructed her Captain of the Guards to arrest Lady Wilhelmina Boddenham and bring her before the throne, where Lady Wilhemina was then charged with several counts of service to the kingdom; including marshaling, water bearing, and photographing events, and for that, was sentenced to a lifetime of membership in the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by THL Vivienne of Yardley, with calligraphy by THL Shirin of Susa, upon words by Countess Elena d’Artois.

Mina Keystone

Lady Wilhelmina receives a Keystone.

THLord Matheus Weasel next had audience with Her Majesty. She spoke of the many long years of quiet service and saw it fitting that he take his place among the companions of the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Isabella Montoya.

Weasel Keystone

THLord Weasel receives a Keystone.

Her Majesty then sought words with Lord Roderick Longshanks. She addressed his martial skills with a poleaxe, and so did induct him into the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Baron Caleb Reynolds, text by Mistress Gabrielle de Winter, caligraphy by THL Shirin al Sussiyya.

Roderick Longshanks Alce

Lord Roderick is inducted into the Golden Alce.

Next appearing before the Throne came Lord Edward of Freeholt. Her Majesty told of his skill as a shieldman, a thrown weapons marshal, and a member of the siege crew with Borderwatch. Seeing that these skills were worthy of recognition she named him a companion of the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Baron Caleb Reynolds, text by Mistress Gabrielle de Winter, calligraphy by THL Shirin of Susa.

Edward Freeholt Alce

Lord Edward receives a Golden Alce.

THL Elyse le Bref was called next to attend Her Majesty. The Queen addressed the ongoing service her ladyship has given for so many years to the kingdom. Seeing that this level of service is above and beyond what is expected of any royal subject, Her Majesty called to be attended by the Order of the Pelican and did issue a writ of summons for her ladyship to contemplate elevation to that noble order. Scroll by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix.

Elyse Pelican Writ

THLady Elyse receives a Writ for the Order of the Pelican.

Having attended Her populace all day, Her Majesty noted that there was one individual whose contributions were most notable, and did summon forth Lord Ulf the Barelegged and named him Her inspiration and presented him with a token.

Ulfr Bareleg Queens Inspiration

Lord Ulf is named Queen’s Inspiration.

There being no further business, this Court of Her Majesty was closed.

In service,

Maestro Orlando di Bene del Vinta
Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald

All photos by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.