Here begins the report of the Court of Andreas Morgan and Kallista Morgunova, Second of those names, 50th King and Queen of Æthelmearc at AE War Practice held within the Shire of Steltonwald, May 19 & 20th AS 58. Po Silvertop, Jewel of Aethelmearc Herald reporting, with the assistance of jorundr hinn rotinn, Silver Buccle Herald, Baron Salvadore De La Torres, Master Kieran and Lady Magdelena Txoperena
Their Majesties invited THL Enzo de Pazzi to attend them. Complimenting him on his artistry at metalwork and armor, They gave leave for Mistress Laurencia of Carlisle to release him from her service. They then called for the Order of the Laurel to escort him to his vigil.
Lord Halfdan Danielson (also known as Bones) was called before the Crown, and for his notable prowess was inducted into the order of the Gage. Scroll by Master Caleb Reynolds.
Their Majesties then requested the presence of THL Rhys of Myles End, and after being relieved of his squire’s chain by Sir Oliver Sutton and his protégé belt by Mistress Katla úlfheþinn. Their Majesties invited the Order of the Chivalry to convene and escort him to vigil.
Saturday afternoon, on the battlefield:
Their Majesties convened Their Order of the Chivalry and His Majesty spoke of the prowess and dedication of THL Angus the Bull, and for those attributes Their Majesties presented him with a Writ to contemplate Elevation to the Chivalry. Writ by THL Sophie Davenport.
Their Majesties then summoned THL Rhys of Myles End to request his response to his Writ. The Crown heard testimony from HRH Juliana Delaware as a Lady of the Rose, from Magnifico Elena d’Artois as a Master of Defense, from Baroness Amalie Reinhardt (sending words via Baroness Elena de Palma) as a member of the Pelican, from Mahin Banu Tabrizi as a member of the Laurel, from HRH Gareth Kincaid as a Royal Peer, and from Baroness Beatrix Krieger as a member of the Chivalry. Satisfied with the testimony of the Peerages, with THL Rhys’ assent, he was invested with the regalia (ancestral chain, lineage chain, coat, belt, and spurs) of a Knight of the Society. Upon receiving the last unanswered buffet and proclaiming his oath of fealty, Rhys was dubbed Sir Rhys, a Knight of Æthelmearc. Scroll by Christofano.
Court was then suspended.
Later Saturday on the field:
Upon the Pennsic Field did Their Majesties, Andreas and Kallista, call before them Lord Dagon Wrathmonger, noting his undeniable prowess and efforts in hosting a winter fighting site for heavy weapons fighters and fencers alike, and did award him a Golden Alce. This scroll was later presented in his camp. Upon completion, Their Majesties’ court was again suspended.
Still later Saturday, in the AE Royal encampment:
Their Majesties, Andreas Morgan and Kallista Morgunova, do hereby exile from the Kingdom Valarie Kelly and Known in the SCA as Raven Whiteheart for the duration of Their Reign, this twentieth day of May, AS 58, at Æthelmearc War Practice.
In Saturday Evening Court:
Their Majesties welcomed Their Heirs as well as the Landed Nobility to join them in Their court.
Their Majesties welcomed all those who attended in the hopes that they had enjoyed the day.
Their Majesties invited the Autocrats, Mistress Alessandra d’Avignon and THL Aaliz de Gant to speak about the day and to thank the event staff.
Their Majesties permitted Their Jewel Herald, Master Po to make a plea to the populace for both donations of scroll cases for future courts as well as prizes for the upcoming Pennsic Novice Tourney.
Their Majesties invited all the newcomers present to come forward. They were given gifts of mugs made by the artisans of the Kingdom.
Rhys Dunlop was welcomed into Court, where he requested official residency as a member of the Æthelmearc populace, respectfully renouncing his prior Midrealm residency.
Their Majesties called forward the youth of the Kingdom present- and then chose Abby as the day’s sacrificial “runner of the toy chest”.
Their Majesties requested Lord Matthias Weasle come forward to discuss the day’s youth Champions tourneys. Hearing of the displays of prowess, they then welcomed Felix as Division 2 champion and Ragnar in Roude as Division 3 champion. Regalia was presented to each, including prize scrolls by Mistress Arianna of Winthorpe.
Mistress Elska a Fjarfelli was invited to discuss the day’s Kingdom Archery championship. While many displayed wonderful ability, the day’s winner and new Kingdom champion was determined to be Master Hrolfr a Fjarfelli. He accepted the prize quiver and Kingdom regalia and accepted a place amongst TRM’s Champions in Court.
Their Majesties welcomed an anonymous distinguished envoy Guest from the Pleasure Pavilions, who brought both an invitation and a challenge: that the Known World and Pennsic itself had lost touch with the mirth that once characterized the Society. Accusing Æthelmearc of allowing itself to become boring, the Pleasure Pavilions threw down a (borrowed, 6 fingered) gauntlet and challenged Æthelmearc to send “the Kingdom’s greatest fool” to defend the Kingdom against this accusation at a “Feast of Fools” competition to be held at Pennsic. Retrieving the gauntlet, Her Majesty mused aloud where She might find such a defender.
Upon vocal agreement between the Crown and Court, Their Majesties called Their Jewel Herald before Them and bestowed upon him a jester’s cap, asking him to accept the challenge.
Lord Winardis of Borderwatch was called before Their Majesties and for his Service was inducted into the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Forveleth Dundee
Their Majesties requested the presence of Lord Daithi Mor Mac Cernaich and speaking of his prowess on the field inducted him into the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Eleanor Goodwin
The Crown then asked Lord Thorir of Aett Skyti to attend Them and for his enthusiasm and fearsomeness on the field added him to Their Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Cassia Carataca
Siuirtan O’cais was invited before the Crown and for his notable prowess upon the field they did induct Siuirtan into the Order of the Golden Alce with AOA. Scroll by Lady Zafira, calligraphy by Lady Marsaili Mac Lochlainn & words by some guy in a hat.
While admiring the micrography of Lord Siuirtan’s scroll, Their Majesties requested the responsible scribe come forward, they spoke to Lady Zafira bint Benjamin ibn Ibrahim of her myriad labors in service to the Crown and for such created her a Court Baroness. Scroll and Coronet by Angellin the Bookmaker
Scott of Delftwood was invited to appear before the Crown. Though new to the Society his Service has been great, and he was therefore awarded Arms. Scroll by Lady Kolfinna Jodisardotti and some guy in a hat.
Lady Avitoria Vidua was requested by the Crown who spoke at length of her wonderful art for which she was inducted into the Order of the Fleur d’Aethelmearc. Scroll by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope
Their Majesties called Mistress Alfrun Ketta before them, as They had come across a long-lost scroll detailing the incredible research and detail of her clothing, for which They inducted her into the Order of the Golden Mirror. Scroll by Forveleth Dunde.
Their Majesties invited Mistress Liadhain na Clerigh na Coilte to attend them and discussed with her the notable amount of Service she is known for and the reputation she has that goes beyond the Sylvan borders, for such accomplishments They offered her a Writ for Elevation to the Order of the Pelican. Writ by Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Their Majesties then summoned THL Enzo de Pazzi to request his response to his Writ. The Crown heard testimony from Duchess Líadain ní Dheirdre Chaomhánaigh who spoke as a Jewel of Æthelmearc, Baron Magnus de Lyons who spoke as member of the Order Pelican, Duke Maynard von dem Steiner who spoke as Captain of the French, Duke Laurelen Darksbane of the Midrealm spoke as a Royal Peer, Sir Otto of Westphalia spoke as a member of the Chivalry, and Mistress Laurencia of Carlisle spoke on behalf of the Order of the Laurel. Finding such testimony worthy, the Honorable Lord was invested with regalia fit for his new station; cloak, hood, and medallion – and then swearing Fealty he was elevated to Master of the Laurel. Scroll by Kieran MacRae
Their Majesties invited all Scribes to come forward and receive gifts of appreciation for their efforts. Don Salvadore was chosen to run the scribal box.
The Honorable Lady Gesa von Wellenstein came forward to return a pouch containing golden acorns that she had found, fearing that they were the Royal Nuts gone missing…
Their Majesties thanked all for attending and making the day wonderful.
His Highness Prince Gareth reminded all that the great War loomed closer on the horizon and entreated all to make preparations.
There being no further business, Court was then closed.
— “Ex Adversum adveho continuo Schtick”
Scott H. Werbin (aka Master Po Silvertop the Rogue, OD)
Baron of Æthelmearc and the Kingdom of the East.
White Scarf of Æthelmearc Herald.
Æthelmearc Kingdom Deputy Rapier Marshal.
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