Report of the Court of Gareth and Juliana, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses, Timothy and Gabrielle, held on August 31, AS 54 (2019) at Shoote in the Wyldwoode and Seven Pearls Event in the Barony of Delftwood. Submitted by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova, assisted by Mistress Gytha Oggsdottir, Silver Sycamore Herald.
Their Majesties invited the assembled Landed Barons and Baronesses to join them.
The Barons and Baronesses recognize the Seven Pearls winners. Photos by Mary Christine Lowe, aka Jinx.
Cornelia of Harford was invited into court. Her Majesty spoke of how this young lady has gained a reputation in the kitchens of the Realm for her work as sous chef, redaction of recipes, tasty macaroons and other edible delights. She has also served as Kingdom Youth A&S Champion. For all this she was inducted into the Order of the Silver Sycamore.
Next, Their Majesties did call for Timothy of Arindale the Younger to take the Kingdom toybox out of court. When he was of sufficient distance, Their Majesties did unleash the children of the realm to go forth and find him.
Their Excellencies, Ixac and Amalie of Delftwood were then given leave to hold their court.
Upon resuming Their Court, Their Majesties invited all those for whom this was their first event or royal court. They presented those that came forward with tokens of welcoming.
The Canine Subjects of Æthelmearc were then called forth. Her Majesty said that They took great delight in events that welcomed dogs and it made Their Hearts soar to see so many present. Their Majesties then named Baby Belle, Daisy, Elmo, Ezri, Jupiter, Snori and Sierra as newest members of the Sylvan Pack of Æthelmearc.
For his service as thrown weapons marshal, archery MIT, two time Champion of Thescorre, Their Majesties did present Torbjorn Sigurdson with an Award of Arms. Scroll by Captain Gwen Cooke.
Their Majesties then asked Vedis Aradottir to come before them. She has served as archer, calligrapher and maker of medallions. For this and more she was Awarded Arms. Illumination by Lady Elspeth of Wurmwald. Calligraphy by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.
Dalibor Vilcekovsyn was summoned into the court. Their Majesties observed that he has become well known for his skills on the Thrown Weapons range and with his spear upon the melee field. For this They Awarded him Arms. Scroll illuminated by THL Sasson de Saneta Vitoria, calligraphed by Lady Aurelia Argentia Prima.
Next Miruska Lyubomyr was called into the Royal Presence. Her skills upon the Archery range was remarked upon and Their Majesties were moved to name her to the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll illuminated by Baroness Anastasie de Lamoure, calligraphy by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Their Majesties then requested the presence of the fencing champion of St. Swithins Bog, Lord Jean Phillippe Dit Barbe Rousse. Their Majesties saw his display of prowess in the tournament held earlier in the day and have heard that he teaches new fighters. For this they did induct him into the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.
Their Majesties then spoke of how they were very impressed with the rapier skills displayed by Agnar Ulfjolterson. They called for him and did name him to the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll Illuminated by Her Majesty Juliana Delamare, calligraphed by THL Rachel Dalicieux.
Dame Katja Davidova Orlova Khazarina was asked to come into court. Before she could kneel, His Majesty asked that she remain standing. He then addressed the assembled court and remarked on how she always appears to have stepped out of a painting. Her attention to detail of her garb and appearance should be rewarded and thus named her the second inductee into the Order of Merit for Non-Martial Authenticity, (the proposed Order of the Golden Mirror).
Her Majesty then asked for Taddeus of the Rhydderich Hael to come before her. His skill with the crossbow did move her this day and she presented him with a Golden Escarbuncle and named him Her Inspiration. Their Majesties were further moved and did Award him Arms. Scroll forth coming.
Their Highnesses, Timothy and Gabrielle, asked for time to address the assembled court. His Highness said that they approved of the call by Their Excellencies Delftwood to praise inspirational acts and excellence that people see others do. He then spoke of Their Majesties, who have traveled the length and breadth of the Kingdom, despite that His Majesty’s mundane obligations require him to work early Sunday mornings. Their Highnesses then presented Their Majesties tokens signifying the inspiration found in Them.
His Majesty then thanked all who attended the event, all seven Baronies who came with Champions to compete in the Seven Pearls competitions and how they were but a small example of the might of the Escarbuncle. This devotion to Kingdom and Society inspires moves him each and every time he sees it, not just on the fields of battle.
There being no further business, the Court of Their Majestes, Gareth and Juliana, was closed.