Here begins the report of the Court of Arnthor and Ceirech, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, at Debatable Lands Twelfth Night, January 14 AS 57, joined by Their Heirs Andreas and Kallista, jorundr hinn rotinn, Silver Buccle Herald, reporting, with the assistance of Lughaidh Ó Murchadha.
Their Majesties gifted mugs to all the newcomers in attendance and welcomed them to the Society.
Their Majesties gave leave to Their Excellencies of the Debatable Lands to conduct Their Baronial Court.
His Majesty, much to the dismay of Her Highness issued a one day lifting of the ban on the hunting and cooking of unicorns.
Lady Ascillia Attebrooke was given leave to discuss the largess competition she ran that day. The Queen’s choice was THLady Gesa von Wellenstein for her Huefalafl game, the King’s choice was Lady Gredechin Morin de Nordenberg for her Norse burial pouches, and the populace choice was Emma de Harewude for her needle book and pin cushion.
Master Rori an Coup was allowed to approach Their Majesties. He had some business with one Lord Éadaoin Ruadh. This individual has been heard committing many auditory infractions. Such as inciting the bardic arts. Master Rori felt that he could help curtail this, and presented Lord Éadaoin with an apprentice’s belt, which he accepted.
Their Majesties called for Baroness Rosheen O’Faye, the Kingdom Chatelaine. Rosheen wished to step down and had found a worthy replacement. Their Majesties allowed Rosheen to retire. Their Majesties summoned Lady Elizabeth Parker, after confirming that she wished to serve as Kingdom Chatelaine, they heard her oath and confirmed her office.
Their Majesties called for Master Uilliam mac an t’Saoir. His performance in the bardic championship pleased Her Majesty the most and so he was invested as Queen’s Bardic Champion.
Their Majesties called for Emma de Harewude. Her research into Russian garb so that he might dress herself and her husband is quite impressive. She shoots archery and takes many classes. This pleases Their Majesties, thus they Awarded her Arms. Scroll by Katherine Kiersey.Their Majesties called for Lord Niall Mac Raedwulf. His skill at archery is constantly growing, he even shot on the Champion’s team at Pennsic. For this Their Majesties inducted him into the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Megge Gormshuileach.
Don Markus Skalpr Grimsson was next called by Their Majesties. He served as the Shire of Ballachlagan’s seneschal, he helps run fencing practices, he founded a Shire in the Middle Kingdom when he and his wife lived there. These are good things, and Their Majesties felt moved to make him a Companion of the Keystone for them. Scroll by Christafano with words by Sadira bint Wassouf.
Their Majesties wished to talk to Lady Ascillia Attebrooke once again. Ascillia has been a water bearer since she joined the Society. She has worked on several Reigns and is always helpful however she can be. For this Their Majesties inducted her into the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Elizabeth of Roxbury Mill.Lord Niall Mac Raedwul’s presence was once again demanded by Their Majesties. They had heard word that Niall is an Ethereal Herald, even now projecting Their words so that many could hear them from afar. This pleases Their Majesties as Theysay many good words. Thus, They created Nial a Companion of the Keystone. Scroll by Nichola Beese.Their Majesties called for Herr Reinhard Regenbogen. His service as webminister to the Debatable Lands, and work in the scribal arts are worthy of recognition. Thus, They inducted him into the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Scribal West.Their Majesties called for Lord Sean O’Connor. Sean works on scribal blanks for the Kingdom and Debatable Lands, and recently worked on a project to make a Norse doorway for the Pennsic encampment. These acts pleased Their Majesties thus They created him a Companion of the Sycamore. Scroll by Lisabetta de Rossi.There was a brief intermission in Court.
Their Majesties called for THLady Gesa von Wellenstein. Her hospitality and generosity in teaching people to ride and get authorized in equestrian activities is great, as is her patience. This caused Their Majesties to induct her into the Order of the Cornelian. Scroll by Lisabetta de Rossi.Their Majesties summoned THNoble Katerina das Vogelen. Katerina had been inducted into the Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc in 2016 but was not present at the time Their Majesties wished to resolve this by recognizing them on this day. Scroll by Jonathan Blaecstan with words by Lisabetta de Rossi.Her Highness begged a boon of Their Majesties. The Queen’s Rapier Champion poked her several times during Court and had committed numerous other infractions previously. in relation to Her Highness and Their Highness’ camp. Their Majesties were deeply shocked by this and so gathered council from the Order of the White Scarf. It was deemed that Nicolo Loredan da Venesia should be counted as one of their numbers. Scroll by Sorcha MacKenzie and Nichola Beese.Their Majesties called Don Cyrus Augur to return to Them. His skill in fencing had brought him to the notice of the Order of Defense, so They issued him a writ of summons to contemplate induction into that order. Scroll by Mei Lan Hua with words by Elena d’Artois.Their Majesties called THLady Hara Kikumatsu. Her skill in creating Japanese clothing is great, as is her ability to teach others and get them excited about learning about Japanese clothing and other aspects of Japanese culture. For this Their Majesties issued her a writ of summons to contemplate entry into the Order of the Laurel. Scroll by Kieran MacRae.Her Majesty named THLady Harper an Cu as her inspiration for the day for her playing of the harp all day and helping set the atmosphere.
Their Majesties called for the scribes, wordsmiths, and regalia wrights to choose a gift from the scribal goodie box to thank them for their hard work in producing items for Court.
His Highness spoke about how he hoped to see everyone at Pennsic this year and announced that Æthelmearc would be fighting with the East this year.