An account of the court of Padraig and Juliana, Baron and Baroness of the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, held at the Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon, the 13th day of April in the 53rd year of the Society (2019 in the Common year) in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael. Reported by THLady Zofia Kowalewska, Ice Dragon Pursuivant with the assistance of Lady Thalia Papillon, Baroness Miriel du Lac, and Lady Simonetta d’Alfassi
Their Excellencies welcomed all to the celebration of Ice Dragon.
Noble Rhys Penbas ap Dafydd then made a few announcement for the day and thanked all for coming again.
Their Excellencies then wished to see Sir Thomas the Mighty. Being a little shy, Their Excellencies joined Sir Thomas and his family in court. Being brave and mighty, a true example of a champion, Her Excellency Juliana made Sir Thomas her Champion. Sir Thomas presented her with a bouquet of pussy willows. Their Majesties also wished to speak with Sir Thomas. His Majesty presented Sir Thomas with a book of Knightly Virtues and Shield. Her Majesty presented Thomas with a bracelet made by her hands is working on a scroll for Sir Thomas. Sir Thomas then presented Her Majesty with a bouquet of pussy willows.
So worthy a warrior needs to be equipped for battle. He was presented with sword, armor, collar, cloak, spurs and a banner. Items were presented by Baron William Freskyn Murray, Baroness Katherine Kiersey, their son Nicholas, Mistress Jenna and Baroness Clarice Roan.
Photos of Thomas the Mighty by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.
Brother Bobby presented Their Excellencies with an Ice Dragon Egg.
Court was suspended till evening.
Court resumed and Noble Rhys Penbas ap Dafydd made some final announcements.
Baron Caleb was then called in to announce the winners of the Rapier tournaments. Lord Robert Hawksworth took first place in the Rapier Tournament. In the second contest of the day, a trivia based contest, Team Milkshake (Lord Andreas Jager von Holstein and Eyrny) claimed victory. Rapier scrolls by Master Caleb Reynolds.
Lord Abdullah al-Rashid was then summoned to bring word from the Rattan lists. Douglas Henry (first place- Scroll by THLady Zofia Kowalewska) was victorious over Duke Maynard von dem Steine (second place- Scroll by Mistress Jenna). Lady Svava was awarded with Best Kit. Scroll by Baroness Ekatarina Volkova.
Sir Douglas Henry, Duke Maynard, and Lady Svava. Photos by Lord Mikus Magellus.
Lord Dyryke Hastings then announced the winners of the Youth combat. Robbie placed first overall. Scroll by Mistress Liadhain ni Chleirigh na Coillte. Most chivalrous was presented to Lily. Scroll by Roland and Mistress Liadhain ni Chleirigh na Coillte.
Mistress Cori Ghora was then asked to present herself with news from the Arts and Sciences Pentathlon. Their Majesties chose Baroness Aranwen verch Rhys ap Gwalter as their choice for her work on the beaded belt on the Zweeloo princess outfit. Scroll by Baroness Rosemund Glinde and Mistress Sthurrim Caithnes.
Their Excellencies Padraig and Juliana also had picked their choice – Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen for her printed still life scene. Scroll by Mistress Sthurrim Caithnes.
The Pentathlon winners were then announced.
Third place – Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen – Scroll by Plinia Epicurius Curia and THLady Zofia Kowalewska
Second Place – THLord Robert of Ferness – Scroll by Master Caleb Reynolds
First Place – THLord Hrólfr Á Fjárfelli – Scroll by Mistress Liadhain ni Chleirigh na Coillte.
5 in 1 – Zweeloo princess outfit: Mistress Elska Á Fjárfelli, THLord Robert of Ferness and Baroness Aranwen verch Rhys ap Gwalter
Their Excellencies then announced a series of new orders were in the process of being added to our Baronial Awards. The Children of the Hael deserve the same recognition for their service, their art and skill on the lists. Once such youth was deserving to be named the principle to the unnamed Youth Service Order. Wentliana Verch Meuric was called forward and award that honor. Promissory scroll by their Excellencies Padraig and Juliana.
Master Charles of Alden was then called forward. For ALL the years of service and dedication to the Barony, he was named to the Order of the Tangled Rose. Scroll by Mistress Liadhain ni Chleirigh na Coillte.
Their Excellencies wished to recognize those involved with the Baronial Banner Project: Mistress Jenna, THLady Brigette de Sainte Mere-Eglise, Lady Morgana, Roze and Guiseppina.
And lastly, Their Excellencies wished ALL to recognize the excellent work of the Troll Staff whose goal was to shorten your wait time and make it easier: Baroness Kelda, Noble Rhys Penbas ap Dafydd, Lady Feya, Lord Vincent, Lady Isabelle de Clare, Lady Genevieve O’Connor, Ian Conner, THLady Govindi Dera Ghazi Khan, Lady Maria Catarina Ravenna, Lady Isabetta Orsini, Baroness Sláine an Einigh, Lord Davin ap Einion, Guiseppina Michelle da Canal.
Being no further business, court was closed.