Here begins the Report of the Court of Gareth and Juliana, King and Queen of Æthelmearc at the Special Practice in the Debatable Lands 2 April AS 56, joined by Their Heirs Byron and Ariella, jorundr hinn rotinn, Silver Buccle Herald, reporting.
In the morning:
Their Majesties summoned Their Archery Champion Yakub al-Musafir. Yakub is a skilled archer who has been increasing his skill with the bow greatly, for this Their Majesties Awarded him Arms. Scroll by Nichola Beese and Scribal West.
Their Majesties called for Sir Graedwynn Mab Teyrnon, who had a squire, whose oath had come to an end. THLord Boden the Lost was summoned, and after confirming that it was still his wish to continue THLord Boden returned his squire’s belt to Sir Graedwynn and was commended to the Order of the Chivalry to sit Vigil and contemplate his entry into that order.
Comtesse Elena d’Artois le Tailleur was next called. Comtesse Elena expressed that she had an outstanding commitment that she needed to conclude before she could sit vigil. Their Majesties invited Master Christian Amaury de Launey to release Comtesse Elena from their student teacher relationship, once concluded The Order of Defense was summoned to take Comtesse Elena and give her their council.
In the evening, joined by Their Excellencies Brandubh and Hilderun, Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands.
Their Majesties invited His Majesty Ioannes of the East to join Them.
Their Majesties called for Master Alaric MacConnal to attend Them, They asked that he might lead the youth of the Kingdom with the toybox and assist them with choosing gifts.
Their Majesties called for all the newcomers to the Society to join Them, and gifted them mugs made by the hands of artisans from throughout the Kingdom.
Their Majesties gave leave to Their Excellencies to hold Their Baronial Court.
Diana Clare Chandler was Awarded Arms in abstentia for her skill in making garb for herself and others and for her service as a retainer. Scroll by Gesa von Wellenstein.
Lady Lartia Cerva was called into Court that Their Majesties could deliver her Scroll and circlet from when she was Awarded Arms at Agincourt in October.
Lady Tristyn of Gryffyn’s Keep was called before Their Majesties. Her skill with thrown weapons has grown, which pleased Their Majesties so They inducted her into the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Gesa von Wellenstein.
Their Majesties summoned Armiger Sebastian. Their skill in scribal arts and assistance with many scrolls created by Debatable Lands Scribal West caused Their Majesties to name Them a member of the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by Nichola Beese and Scribal West.
Aranwen verch Rhys ap Gwalter was awarded a Crown’s Treasure in abstentia for her many donations of historically correct glass beads, fibula, and jewelry. Scroll illuminated by Viviene of Yardley, calligraphed by Jonathan Blaecstan, with words by King Gareth.
THLord Boden the Lost was summoned to present himself before Their Majesties. After confirming that it was still his wish to continue, Their Majesties summoned Their Order of the Chivalry. They heard words in support of Boden from a Royal Peer, Countess Ariella of Thornbury, a Laurel, Master Duncan Blackwater, a patent-pending member of the Order of Defense, Comtesse Elena d’Artois, a Pelican, Baron Brandubh O Donnaighlie, a member of the Order of Chivalry, Sir Bors of Rouen, and words from Sir Graedwynn Mab Teyrnon. After hearing THLord Boden’s oath of Fealty They invested him with the regalia of a Knight, the Ancestral Chivalry Chain of Æthelmearc, a personal chain, a white belt, spurs, and a cloak. His Majesty then dubbed Sir Boden a Knight and delivered his last unanswered blow. Scroll by Jonathan Blaecstan with words by Graedwynn Mab Teyrnon.
Their Majesties invited Comtesse Elena d’Artois le Tailleur was invited. The Order of Defense, and the Ladies of the Rose and Garnet were called. Their Majesties confirmed that it was still Elena’s wish to proceed, and heard the words of her supporters, Countess Kallista Morgunova as a Lady of the Rose, Sir Marek Viacheldrago as a member of the Order of the Chivalry, Mistress Gabrielle de Winter and Master Robert O’Connor as members of the Order of the Pelican, Duke Malcolm Duncan MacEoghainn as a Royal Peer, Duchess Morgen of Rye as a Royal Peer, Mistress Chrestienne of Waterdene as a member of the Order of the Laurel, Duchess Dorinda Courtenay as herself, and Master Christian Amaury de Launey as a member of the Order of Defense. Comtesse Elena gave her Oath, and was presented in the regalia of a cape, garters, the book and box of the Æthelmearc Order of Defense, a lineage collar, a personal collar and the ancestral collar of Æhelmearc. After receiving a final unanswered buffet from Her Majesty Elena was named a the newest Maître of Defense. Scroll by Roberta McMorland with words by Cyrus Augur and Po Silvertop the Rogue.
Their Majesties summoned “Some Guy in a Hat” with much trepidation. Master Po Silvertop the Rogue presented himself.
Here begins the Report of the Court of His Majesty Ioannes of the East, jointly with Their Majesties of Æthelmearc, Gareth and Juiana, at the Special Practice in the Debatable Lands, April 2 AS 56, jorundr hinn rotinn, Silver Buccle Herald, reporting.
His Majesty Ioannes had a query for Po. “Would you like a second chance?” Po confirmed that he would in fact like a second chance. It was then confirmed that upon his elevation to the Order of Defense, the very set of Royalty that Po was currently before had not given Po a final buffet. Master Po presented the six-fingered glove to Her Majesty Juliana, who delivered that buffet, 32 months after Master Po was elevated to the Order of Defense.
That business being done, Their Majesties, Gareth, Juliana, and Ioannes remarked on how Po spreads levity and the joy of fencing wherever he goes. He does not just do this in Æthelmearc, Master Po is also a prolific teacher and supporter of fencing in The East. For this, Their Majesties of Æthelmearc and The East named Po a Baron of the Courts of the East and Æthelmearc. The scroll is unsigned with words by Cyrus Augur.
Here Closes the Court of His Majesty Ioannes.
Their Majesties summoned THLard Shirin of Susa. THLady Shirin served as Co-Signet of Æthelmearc, and has also created many personal works of scribal art of a very high caliber. Her skill in this area has been noted by the Order of the Laurel, and thus she was issued a Writ to contemplate entry into that order. Scroll by Antoinette de la Croix with words by Arias Beltran del Valle.
Her Majesty greatly enjoyed her day, and wished to especially recognize Baroness Hilderun Hügelmann as her inspiration for the day and awarded her a Golden Escarbuncle for all that she did to make this day happen.
His Majesty addressed King Ioannes. It is not right that Royalty from another Kingdom visit Æthelmearc without receiving a gift, so His Majesty delivered Ducal coronets to Ioannes for himself and his lady Honig for When They step down next week.
Their Majesties presented tokens to the scribes and wordsmiths that worked on scrolls for this day’s court.