Report of the Court of Gareth and Juliana, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, at Their Coronation held at Harvest Raids in the Shire of Heronter, on the twenty-fifth of September AS 56, Jorundr Hinn Rotinn, Silver Buccle Herald reporting.
In the Morning Court:
His Majesty Gareth placed the Crown of the Queen of Æthelmearc upon Juliana.
The rolls of the Royalty of Æthelmearc were read with the assistance of Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile and Otto Brandulfarson.
The Officers of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc renewed their oath of service.
The Order of the Chivalry renewed their fealty with words spoken by Count Jehan de la Marche.
The Order of the Laurel renewed their oaths with words by Mistress Cori Ghora.
The Order of the Pelican swore their oaths with words by Mistress Gytha Oggsdottir.
The Order of Defense renewed their vows with words by Duchess Dorinda Courtenay.
The Royal Peers spoke their oath with words by Duke Cygnus the Blissful.
The Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands, The Barony of Thescorre, The Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, The Barony of Delftwood, The Barony of Blackstone Mountain, and the Barony of the Endless Hills renewed their fealty and stewardship of their lands to the Crown.
Baroness McKenna Henderson was installed as Chancellor and Reign Coordinator.
Baroness Aine ny Allane was installed as Head Retainer and the retainers joined the Court.
THLord Rhys of Miles End and Baron Christian Goldenlok swore to protect Her Majesty as Co-Captains of the Guard, and the Queen’s Guard joined the Court.
Duke Maynard von dem Steine and Duchess Líadain ní Dheirdre Chaomhánaigh were called to return to Court. Their long service as Royalty for 17 months was finally at an end, and they were invited to return to their Ducal estates and take a much deserved rest. Commemorative scrolls Illuminated by Nicola Beese, with assistance from Katrina Beese, calligraphy by Ceindrech verch Elidir, upon words by Brandubh O’Donnghaile.
Their Majesties had further words for Duke Maynard von dem Steine and Duchess Líadain ní Dheirdre Chaomhánaig, not only did they serve as Æthelmearc’s longest serving royalty, but they served as a beacon of light, hope and mirth during a dark time. For this it pleased Their Majesties to Issue each of them an Augmentation of Arms. Scrolls are works in progress by Sophie Davenport with words by Po Silvertop.
In the Evening:
Their Majesties invited all newcomers to the SCA who were attending their first court to attend Them. Their Majesties welcomed them and gave them all mugs.
Their Majesties next sought the presence of Baroness McKenna Henderson and the Royal Toy Chest. The youth of the Kingdom were invited to follow Baroness McKenna and choose a toy.
Lady Jane Arden, the autocrat was given leave to conduct the business of the event. She wished that everyone had a pleasant day, and asked that everyone please return next year with the site tokens, which were dinner napkins, to sit at the feast that could not be held this year.
There was an Arts and Sciences Display with any fine entries, but the populace chose one as their favorite, Douceline de la Hay.
The victor on the Thrown Weapons range was Master Antonio de Luna.
The Fencing tournament victor was Lord Mathias al Tabai.
The Archery competition was won by Mistress Elska a Fjarfelli.
The Heavy Weapons tournament was won by Sir Marek Viacheldrago.
Her Majesty was very pleased by the Arts and Sciences display and wanted to recognize her choices for the day, Turlough Feolain and Douceline de la Hay, with rings from her hand.
There were many throwers who acheived ranks on the royal rounds that were not recognized, so it pleased Their Majesties to do so now.
As a Thrower with a score between 0 and 39: Salvadore De La Torres.
As Verfurs, with scores between 30 and 59: Aelfra Long, Keris Silber, Gnaeus Iulius Celsus, Tadeysz Wypij, Garrett of Thescorre, Rachelle L`ymagiere, Boudica, Jacen Teague, Astrid Giantkiller, Einrich Stein Hogger, Ástríðr in hárfagra Úlfsdóttir, Katharina Twin Moons, Rowhan, Arias Belktran del Valle, Merida, Sile inghean Chein.
As Casters, with scores between 60 and 79: Godfrey de Bayeux, Richard of Foxmoore, Roxanne of the Fox Tail, Dalibor Vilcekov, Radomir Bakalarz.
As Huntsman, with scores from 80 to 99: Arvik Hyttoinen, Meinolf Grimsson, Amalie Reinhardt, Caleb Reynolds, Duncan MacCoulagh.
As Marksman, scoring between 100 and 120: Kumagaya Kentarou Masamoto, Gunther Grunbaum, Rosheen, Vihjalmr Jorgennson, Maddoc MacRoyri.
Baroness Anastasie de Lamoure was invited into court to recognize some more throwers who had achieved new ranks recently. Throwers: Lauren of Delftwood and Kalen – Cricket – Karuson. Verfurs: Ana Sirena DeValbuena, Claude Dubivier, and Thalia Papillon. Casters: Abdulla al Rashid, Eoin MacCogadhain, and Michael of Wylder Woode.
The Moneyers Guild was invited to present the coins that they had struck in commemoration of Their Majesties’ third reign.
The Order of the White Scarf came forward to renew their bond with Her Majesty and offer their service to Her.
THL Rouland of Willowbrooke was released as Heavy Weapons champion as a tournament to find his successor was held this day. Sir Marek Viacheldrago was invited to join the Court and carry the Sword of State as Heavy Weapons Champion.
Duchess Siobhán Inghean uí Liatháin was invited into Court as the scroll commemorating her induction into the Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc from the reign of Byron and Ariella had been completed by Padraig O’Branduibh and Juliana Rosalia Dolce di Siena.
Their Majesties invited Lady Casey Redmane to attend Them. Lady Casey is known to be a retainer, a water bearer, and a chatelaine as she welcomes our newcomers. These services please Their Majesties so They did induct her into the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Gwen Cooke with words by McKenna Henderson.
Lord Davin ap Einion was next summoned before Their Majesties. They spoke of how polite he always is, and his consideration for others. These are the very traits exhibited by the Order of the Cornelian, so they did induct him into it. Scroll by Amalie Reinhardt.
Lady Helena Lyncoln of Norfolk was next invited before Their Majesties. She is known to run troll, and help her Shire of Heronter with many things. Their Majesties feel that such actions should be recognized, so they had her join the ranks of the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Murdia Drusilla Vettia Portia.
Lady Isabele of Dunbar was inducted into the Order of the Sycamore in absentia for her work creating site tokens and otherwise beautifying sites. Scroll by Máirghréad Stíobhard inghean uí Choinne.
Lord Richard of Heronter was next called to attend Their Majesties. He assists his shire of Herontir with many things and keeps it running smoothly. For this Their Majesties did name him a Companion of the Keystone. Scroll illuminated by Melisande of the Gryphon Wood with calligraphy by Wat Tuttle.
Their Majesties next sought the presence of Lady Thalia Papillon who is always gracious and helpful. Their Majesties wished to recognize this by inducting her into the Order of the Cornelian. Scroll by Zofia Kowalewska.
Baron Magnus de Lyons was next called to attend Their Majesties. They had heard much of the good works he does from Their Order of the Pelican, so upon consultation with that Order, they delivered unto him a Writ to sit vigil and contemplate his induction into that Order. Scroll by Ekaterina Volkova.
Their Majesties invited all the scribes and others who contributed to the scrolls that went out during Their Court to attend Them. They presented tokens of thanks to those gentles.
Her Majesty wished to recognize one who inspired her on this day, Lady Jane Arden’s tireless work as autocrat and willingness to pivot quickly to include Coronation at the event was everything Æthelmearc strives to be. For this she was awarded a Golden Escarbuncle.
Here closes the first Court of Their Majesties.