Report of the Court of Timothy and Gabrielle, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, at Æthelmearc Æcademy held on the 2nd day of November Anno Societatis 54 in the College of Silva Vulcani, Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile, Tabor Herald, with the assistance of Baron Arias Beltran del Valle.
Noon Court at Troll.
Their Majesties summoned forth Liesl Wundrilc from the troll table. They had heard many reports of her good works water bearing, teaching dance, helping at events and doing fiber arts. For these things did They Award her Arms. Scroll by Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson, upon a text by Baroness Gabrielle de Winter.
Court at the conclusion of the Commedia Performance.
Timothy and Gabrielle summoned the Capitano to attend Them. They tasked the Capitano with bringing Them a worthy actor. The Capitano scanned the crowd and found Lady Cael O’Conail the Leafy Green. He brought her forth and presented her to Their Majesties. The King and Queen spoke to her that they had enjoyed her performance, but others had noted her Commedia performances, directing and coordinating theatre arts at Pennsic. Their Majesties then called forth Their Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc, and Granted Cael Arms, naming her the newest companion of the Fleur. Scroll Limned by Baroness Cecily of Whitehaven, scrivened by Baroness Ekaterina
Lady Cael is inducted into the Fleur.
Timothy and Gabrielle summoned Lord Tassin Tresseul to attend Them. They then called for all children present to come forth and tasked Lord Tassin with the kingdom toy box, and set the youths present loose upon him.
Their Majesties invited all newcomers to come forth, and presented each with a cup handmade by the artisans of Æthelmearc to encourage them to return.
Newcomers are welcomed to Æthelmearc.
The Autocrats of the event were then invited to come into court, Baron Robert Hawksworth and Baroness Gabrielle de Winter came forth and thanked Their Majesties for attending the event, Baroness Elena de la Palma the Dean of the Æcademy for organizing the classes, Lady Lucia Augur the fencing marshal, Ulf of the Wee Horn the Heavy Weapons Marshal, all of the populace for attending and finally thanking each other for all their hard work to make the event happen.
The Autocrats address the populace.
Their Majesties then invited Baroness Elena de la Palma to come forward as the Dean of the Æcademy. Baroness Elena thanked all of the teachers at the Æcademy and further recognized all the first time teachers, and thanked all of those who attended the classes.
The Dean of the Æcademy addresses the populace.
The Inter-Kingdom Scribal Guild was then invited into court, and Members of the INKS Guild Mistress Ursula of Rouen, Lord Angellino the Bookmaker and Lady Ylaire Sainte Claire presented 24 scroll blanks to Their Majesties that had been prepared to donate to other kingdoms.
The INKS Guild donates scroll blanks as largesse.
Their Majesties then summoned Ulf of the Wee Horn from Their Guard. They had witnessed his service there, and as a marshal, and heavy weapons teacher, a fencer, gathering armor so that others can participate in marshal activities, and so They Awarded him Arms. Scroll illuminated by Baroness Edana the Red, Calligraphy by Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh, upon a text by Master Po Silvertop.
Ulf receives an AoA.
Lady Dienara Aella was next called into Their Majesties’ Court, They spoke to her of her prowess upon the rapier list, and her service as a marshal, and so They inducted her into the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Baron Caleb Reynolds.
Lady Dienara receives a Golden Alce.
Their Majesties called for Lord Mathias al Tabai to attend Them. Lord Mathias is a well-known fencer, but today They inducted him into the Order of the Sycamore for his work in metal casting, creating award medallions and contributing to the kingdom’s largesse, and making knives and armor. Scroll by THLady Vivienne of Yardley upon a text by Duchess Anna Leigh.
Lord Matthias receives a Sycamore.
Timothy and Gabrielle then invited Baroness Racheldis of Swansmere into Their Court and inducted her into the Order of the Cornelian for being the epitome of kindness, and the saint of helpful support of the College of Silva Vulcani. Scroll Drawn by Katharine of Twin Moons, Painted by THLady Vivienne of Yardley, Text by Master Po Silvertop, Calligraphy by Mistress Antoinette de la Coix.
Baroness Richeldis receives a Cornelian.
Their Majesties then invited Viscountess Lucilla Theresa de Courtenay to attend Them, and thanked her for her service as Ministress of the Lists, in good weather and in bad weather, and on short notice she had run the tournament lists so that the fights could go on. Their Majesties then summoned Their Order of the Millrind and named Viscountess Lucilla to their number. Scroll a work in progress by Lady Aurelia Argentia Prima, upon a poem text by Master Madoc Arundel.
Viscountess Lucilla is inducted into the Millrind.
King Timothy and Queen Gabrielle then summoned the Capitanos of the Commedia to come forth as they had further business with actors. They tasked the Capitanos with bringing forth a knowledgeable actor, and so they brought forth the Dottore, played by Lord Pavel Dudoladov. Their Majesties then called for the Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc to come forth and bear witness as Their Majesties praised him for his instrumental music, choral music, composition, dance, and commedia performance, and inducted him into the Order of the Fleur and Granted him Arms. Scroll by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.
Lord Pavel is inducted into the Fleur.
THLord Otto Boese was then called before Their Majesties. They spoke to him of his work with Leather and Wood, and then invited the Order of the Laurel to come forth and have further words with His Lordship Otto. They then delivered unto a Writ of Summons for him to prepare a date to sit vigil in order to contemplate elevation into the Order of the Laurel. Scroll by Lady Nicola Beese with assistance by Reinhard Regenbogen, upon a text by Master Po Silvertop.
THLord Otto receives a Writ for the Laurel.
Her Majesty Gabrielle then spoke of the generosity of the Scribes, and the new INKS Guild that formed for the purpose of donating scrolls to other kingdoms, and for the Academy Lord Angellino the Bookmaker had reserved a scriptorium room and organized scribes to create works of art to donate. For this Her Majesty named Lord Angellino her Inspiration and awarded him a Golden Escarbuncle.
Lord Angellino is named Queen’s Inspiration and receives a Golden Escarbuncle.
Their Majesties then called for all scribes and wordsmiths who had contributed to Their Court and to the INKS Guild Scriptorium and presented all with tokens of appreciation made by the hand of Baroness Aranwen verch Rhys ap Gwalter.
His Majesty thanked all who had attended the Æcademy for being a refuge from the divisiveness of the outside world. Their Majesties further thanked all who gave of themselves to freely share their knowledge and all who would seek to listen.
Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson
Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald
All photos by Baroness Aine ny Allane.