Here begins the report of the Court of Andreas Morgan and Kallista Morganova, Second of those names, 50th King and Queen of Æthelmearc at Queen’s Rapier Championship and Equestrian Games held within The Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, April 8th AS 57. Po Silvertop, Jewel of Aethelmearc Herald reporting, with the assistance of Gytha Oggsdottir, Silver Sycamore Herald
Their Majesties welcomed all those who attended and bade them enjoy the day-
Their Majesties then received the procession of Rapier Combatants who wished to Fence for the honor of being considered Her Majesty’s champion- each received a rose from Her hand.
Court was then suspended.
…Upon the conclusion of Her Majesty’s Rapier Championship Tourney:
Her Majesty called before Her Her Order of the White Scarf, and spoke of Her love of the artform- She complimented all who took the field but wished to speak of one in general- and thus bade Lady Lucia Augur to attend Her. Upon asking Don Jehan LeBlanc to release Lady Lucia from her cadet commitment, Queen Kallista created her a member of the Order of the White Scarf – Dona Lucia recieved multiple white scarves and a rapier belt and hanger representing her lineage. Scroll (in progress) by THL Meilan Hua, upon a text by Master Cyrus Augur and Don Jehan LeBlanc. Rapier belt and Hanger created by Lady Ania Moireach
Court was again suspended…
…at evening Court:
Their Majesties invited Their Excellencies of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands to hold Their court.
Their Majesties invited all the newcomers present to come forward. They were given gifts of mugs made by the artisans of the Kingdom.
Their Majesties called forward those present who were young or young-at-heart- and then chose Abby as the day’s sacrificial “runner of the toychest”.
Their Majesties requested the presence of the Autocrat, Meesteres Odriana vander Brugghe, who thanked everyone for coming and thanked her staff for assisting in making the event happen.
Their Majesties then invited THL Gesa von Wellenstein forward to discuss the day’s equestrian activities- who revealed the winner of the equestrian Joust was Lord Jordan, and that the favorite Horse was Maple.
Master Po requested time to conduct heraldic business as Jewel Herald- and presented gifts of chocolates to those who had heralded the QRC procession.
Their Majesties then asked Duke Malcolm Duncan MacEoghainn to discuss the upcoming “Garnet and Steel tourney“- a 32-slot invitational rapier tourney to be held in the future. Duke Malcolm presented Queen Kallista with the first of the 32 entry coins, as well as a coin for the day’s QRC winner.
Their Majesties invited Duke Ragnarr Blackhammer and Shaykha Jan al-Tha’lab before them as envoys from the Kingdom of Atlantia, and received gifts from that neighboring Kingdom.
Master Cyrus Augur was called forward to discuss the Cut and Thrust tourney results: Naming Don Jorundr Hinn Rotinn as the winner and therefore the Sylvan Cut & Thrust Champion. Their Majesties invited Don Jorundr to join them as part of Their Court.
Reigning Queen’s Rapier Champion Don Nicolo Loredan da Venezia was called before the Crown to discuss the day’s rapier tourney… Many had fenced cleanly with honor and grace- and one stood victorious. Her Majesty requested the victor, Master Cyrus Augur to again step forward, this time to receive the Champion’s cloak and regalia and join the Crown in Their Court. (scroll by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope).Their Majesties requested Jacklyn of Debatable Lands to attend Them, and for her service and equestrian abilities she was Awarded Arms. (scroll by Mistress Sadira bint Wassouf and Master Christofano Vecchione)
Fredericus of the Incipient College of Arx Collis was invited before the Crown and for his impressive showing in the rapier tourney and for his activities within the Incipient College, he was Awarded Arms. (Illumination by Lady Aveline del Dolce, calligraphy by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope)
Don Mathias al Tabbai was called before the Throne for his impressive artistic endeavors and was made a member of the Order of the Sycamore (scroll by Baroness Antoinette DeLorraine)
Their Majesties demanded the presence of Baron Salvadore de La Torres– and they remarked upon his constant usefulness. For his service he was granted inclusion into the Order of the Millrind. (scroll by Mistress Sadira bint Wassouf and Master Christofano Vecchione)
Their Majesties requested to speak with Lord Balint Toth and spoke at great length about his art- the creation of beautiful metalwork and garb – and thus inducted him into the Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc. (scroll by Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh)
Their Majesties were pleased to welcome Baroness Muirgheal ingen Dubhghaill before them- They complimented her on her years of service; as Seneschal, Autocrat, and Reign coordinator, and reuested that she choose a future date within their Reign to sit vigil and contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican (Writ by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope)
Their Majesties invited all first-time tournament fencers present to come forward and receive tokens.
Their Majesties invited all Scribes to come forward and receive gifts of appreciation for their efforts.
Their Majestioes thanked all for attending and making the day wonderful.
Here closes the court report…