Being the report of the Court of Gareth and Juliana at the Coronation of Timothy and Gabrielle, held in the Shire of Angels Keep on September 21, Anno Societatis 54 (2019 CE) submitted by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova with the assistance of THL Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle Herald.
It was announced that Viscount Edmond Dracatorr and Baroness Kilde Jurgenstochter have fulfilled the requirements and are subjects of Æthelmearc.
Their Majesties requested the presence of Lord Davin ap Einion. It was spoken of how his skill on the heavy weapons field has come to the notice of many people and the long hours he spent in armor upon the fields of battle at Pennsic. For this he was named to the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Lady Grainne Ruadh.
Lord Salvidor Moro de Medici was then called into court. His love of heavy fighting and melee skills were also remarked on. For this, he was made a member of the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova, upon words by Baron Brand Thorwaldsen.
Lady Dorothea Starke Schutz was named to the Order of the Golden Alce in absentia. Scroll by THL Rachel Dalicieux and Lady Nicola Beese.
Timothy Muireadbaigh was Awarded Arms in absentia.
Their Majesties requested the presence of Sefa Vefaru. Her Majesty spoke of the skill this good woman has with weaving and many other of the textile arts. For this she was Awarded Arms. Scroll by THL Aibell Shul-uaine.
Onoroa an Eingh was Awarded Arms in absentia. Scroll by Baroness Ismay Pond and Count Jehan de la Marche.
An Award of Arms was given to Heinrich Holtzapfel von Herscheim in absentia. Scroll by Lady Elizabeth Rosamond and Baroness Shirin of Susa.
His Grace Sven Gunnarsson was called before Their Majesties and asked to stand so all could see him. His Majesty spoke of the way His Grace always looks like he stepped out of a manuscript. For this, he was inducted into the Order of the Golden Mirror.
THL Aodhan MacMichael was inducted into the Order of the Keystone in absentia. Scroll by Baroness Helena Mutzhazenin.
Mistress Honnoria of Thescorre was given an Award of Excellence in absentia for her donation of pottery for largess.
Mistress Irene von Schmetterling was inducted into the Order of the White Scarf in absentia. Scroll by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Their Majesties then called for THL Erzabet Fauconneau. This good lady donated her skill and time in making cups for them to give as welcoming gifts to newcomers. For her generosity, she was given an Award of Excellence.
Next, Their Majesties requested the presence of Duchess Anna Leigh. Of all the things Her Grace is known for, spreading joy throughout the Kingdom is one of the greatest. For this, she was inducted into the Order of the Howling Wolf.
Their Royal Highnesses Timothy of Arindale and Gabrielle van Nijenrode came into Court and reminded Their Majesties that many months ago, His Highness did win a tournament and on that day Their Majesties did promise to step down and retire when the time came. His Majesty said he remembered the day well but wanted to make sure the succession was legal. Mistress Illadore de Bedegrayne, Kingdom Seneschale, came forth and said that she did witness the tournament and that the laws of the land had been followed and that she did see and hear that His Highness had been declared the victor. Baroness Amelia Soteria, Kingdom Mistress of the Lists, did step forward and attest that she ran the lists and that His Highness did take the day and won the tournament to determine the Heirs to the Throne. THL Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle Herald, did next speak and say that she did witness His Majesty place the Heir’s Coronet onto the head of Prince Timothy and that it was recorded in the records that he was to be the next King. Their Majesties did agree that the laws of succession were followed and that Their Highnesses were in Their Right to take Their new position. They did ask for a bit more time to set the affairs of Their Court in order. Their Highnesses agreed and stepped aside.
Their Majesties then addressed the populace and said that no reign can happen in a bubble. It takes many people to make it happen and they would recognize those that assisted them during the last months with a Sigil of Æthelmearc:
Anna Leigh, Astrid of Helios Furion, Atrox, Attita, Beatrix Krieger, Casey Redmane, Cassiano d’Ovunque, Cori Ghora, Count Tim the Tall (Meridies), Countess Dalla (Meridies), Davin ap Einion, Diran of House GreyWolf, Dorothea Starke Shutz, Edana (Atlantia), Edana the Red, Elisabeth Johanna von Flossenburg, Elska a Fjarfelli, Fede di Fiore, Grainne Shionnach, Hagar the Blushing, House Hrafnheim (from Atvenlent), Hrolfr a Fjarfelli, Isabelle de Clare, Jodocus van Cleeff, Johan (Calontir), Kelda Jurgenstochter, Astrid Vigaskegg, Kieran MacRae, Lasairfhiona inghean Aindrias, Lisette (Calontir), Mahin Banu Tabrizi, Muirgheal inghen Dubhghaill, Murdia Drusila Portia, Rhys of Miles End, Sassen della Sancta Victoria, Siobhan inghean un Liathin, Snorri skyti Bjarnarson, Stasha Sebastyn, Sven Gunnarasson, Syele Pfeifferin, Thorsol Solinauga, Tigernan MacFlainn UlFuelin (Calontir), Ursula of Rouen, Ysmay of Branston (Meridies)
Their Majesties then called for Lady Casey Redmane. This good lady supplied endless assistance to Her Majesty as Royal Shopper, seamstress, retainer and go-to person. For this, she was given an Award of Excellence. Scroll by Isabella Montoya.
THL Rhys of Miles End was called to present himself into the court. As Captain of the Guard, his service to the Crown was something to be praised. For his work in wrangling the Royal Guard, he was given an Award of Excellence.
Before continuing with the business of the Court, Her Majesty asked Baroness Ekaterina Volkova to set down her Herald’s book and present herself. Their Majesties said that Her Excellency came forward time after time, acting as “Stunt Herald” when the Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald was unable to attend an event. For this, she was given an Award of Excellence. Scroll forthcoming from the hands of Their Majesties.
Their Majesties then called for Their retainers and the Royal Retinue. They thanked those that served them and bade them to depart and enjoy a well-earned rest.
The Royal Guard was then summoned and released from service.
Their Royal Highnesses were then invited back into court and thanked for Their patience. His Majesty Gareth turned to Her Majesty Juliana and thanked her for being his inspiration, love, and companion but said that it was time to retire to their estates. He then accepted back the Crown of Æthelmearc from her and she departed.
His Majesty Gareth then accepted the Oaths of Fealty and Service to Æthelmearc from Timothy and Gabrielle. He then removed the Crown from his head and placed it upon the brow and declared Timothy of Arindale to be the 45th King of Æthelmearc. Gareth then departed.
His Majesty Timothy then placed the Crown upon the head of Gabrielle van Nijenrode and declared her to be the 45th Queen of Æthelmearc.
The Royal Line of Succession of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc was read and the court of Gareth and Juliana, second of those names, was closed.