Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Anna Leigh, Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of Kingdom Twelfth Night, January 5th, Anno Societatis LIII, in the Canton of Steltonwald. Accompanied this day by Her Heirs, Gareth and Julianna. As recorded by Maestro Orlando di Bene del Vinta, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald, with assistance from Lord Salvadore de la Torres.
During the day:
Her Majesty presented Mistress Allesandra d’Avignon with a Cornelian for her courtesy and service. Scroll by THL Zosia Kowalewska, with calligraphy by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix.
Duke Sven and Duchess Siobhan were then invited into court and presented Lord Theowyndwood Keyote with his scroll for his Golden Alce, which was given during their reign.
Next, Her Majesty inducted Lady Gesa von Wellenstein into the Order of the Sycamore for her work with creating notecards and award scrolls for the kingdom. Illumination by Lady Aine ingen Ui Briain, calligraphy by THL Shirin al Sussiyya.
Her Majesty then called for Nohaaj and spoke of his brewing delicious beverages as well as his skill in the equestrian arts, and so did Award him Arms. Scroll by Lord Sasson della Sanca Victoria.
Next Her Majesty called for Lady Cairdha Eilis O’Coilean and bestowed upon her the Æthelmearc Award of Excellence for her support of the Ӕthelmearc brewing community.
Gunnar of Steltonwald was then awarded Arms for his many years of service in the SCA; most notably at Ӕthelmearc War Practice. Illumination by Mistress Arianna of Winthrope, calligraphy by THL Shirin al Sussiyya.
Deidre of Steltonwald was next awarded Arms for her service to the society, and also for her photography of events. Scroll by Mistress Anoinette de la Croix.
Aurelia Argenta Prima was then awarded Arms for her jewelry-making and research on the same, her contribution of largess, and service to the kingdom. Scroll by THL Phelippe “Pippi” Ulfsdotter.
Brahen Lapidario was next awarded arms for his fencing, his jewelry-making and gem-cutting, and his teaching of his art. Scroll by Lady Mary Elizabeth Clason
In the evening, leave was given to Ragnarr and Lynette, King and Queen of Atlantia, to hold Their court.
At the conclusion of Ragnarr and Lynette’s court, Queen Anna Leigh called for all newcomers and presented them with gifts. She then called for the children of the event and gave them leave to go and select gifts from the kingdom toy chest.
Her Majesty then called for THL Torvaldr Torgarson and named him as the Sylvan Bard, and divested THL Alianora Bronhulle of her current station as the Sylvan Bard.
Cwenhild of Nithgaard was next awarded Arms for fencing, leatherworking skills, and dance. Scroll by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruadh.
Next, Sir Madison Morai was inducted into the Order of the Keystone for his service to the kingdom and the martial community. Illumination by THL Phelippe Ulfsdottir, calligraphy by THL Shirin al Sussiyya, words by Arias.
Koga Rentarou Hiroshi was then inducted into the Order of the Golden Alce for his martial prowess. Scroll by THL Amalie Reinhart and Master Madoc Arundel.
Her Majesty was then attended by Lord Wyrm Eitr, whom She inducted into the Order of the Golden Alce for his skill and prowess in tournaments and on the melee field.
Her Majesty then called forward Master Juan Miguel Cezar and speaking of his skills and service in thrown weapons did induct him into the Order of the White Horn. Scroll by Sebastienne la Rousse.
Next, the Baron and Baroness of the Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog swore fealty to the Crown of Ӕthelmearc.
The office of Chancellor of the Ӕcademy was then transferred to Baroness Elena del al Palma from Mistess Alicia Langland. The office of Kingdom Rapier Marshal was then transferred from Master Clewin Kupferhelbelinc to Mistress Gabrielle de Winter.
Her Majesty then addressed Mistress Gabrielle’s service to Her Majesty during this reign and Her previous reign, and so did create Gabrielle an Baroness of the Court. However, Her Majesty also noted that Gabrielle has not provided this service alone, and so She did call for Lady Racheldis of Swansmere and did also create her a Baroness of the Court. Scroll for Baroness Racheldis by THL Nicola Beese, scroll for Mistress Gabrielle is a work in progress.
The office of Minister of the Lists was then transferred to Baroness Aemilia Soteria from Baroness Rynea Von lingen. The office of Earl Marshal was transferred from Master William Parris to Master Morien MacBain.
Next, THL Torvaldr Torgarson was called before Her Majesty and awarded with an Augmentation of Arms for his service and contributions to the kingdom of Ӕthelmearc. Scroll by Mistress Antionette de la Croix.
THL Ian Campbell was then addressed by Her Majesty and given a writ of summons to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel. Scroll by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruadh.
The winners of the subtlety competition were next announced to the populace. Kenna was Her Majesty’s Choice and also named as Her Majesty’s inspiration for the day and provided a token. Mistress Myfanwy ferch Rhiannon was named as Queen Lynette of Atlantia’s choice and provided a token by Her hand.
THL Finn Marland O’Shannon was next summoned before Her Majesty and stated that after consultation with the Order of Chivalry that he retake his place among them. Countess Alexandra, Viscount Bear, Count Andrew, and Countess Elena also spoke of Finn’s worthiness, humility, skill, inspiration, and contribution. Her Majesty then called for the belt and chain, and having placed them upon Finn, did, with the assistance of Viscount Bear, dub Finn as a Knight and named him to the Order of Chivalry.
Her Majesty then called forward Mistress Antoinette de la Croix and named her as the Jewel of Ӕthelmearc. Promissory scroll by the hand of Her Majesty, Anna Leigh. Scroll is a work in progress by HRM Anna Leigh.
His Highness Prince Gareth, then invited the populace to join Him and Princess Julianna at Estrella Wars and Gulf Wars.
There being no further business, this court of Her Majesty was closed.
Maestro Orlando di Bene del Vinta,
Jewel of Ӕthelmearc Herald