Greetings to the good subjects of Æthelmearc from Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle Herald! It is my pleasure, with the permission of Their Majesties, Gareth and Juliana, to publish the names of those vying for the title of Heirs to the Throne of Æthelmearc.
Full event info can be found here.
Duke Timothy of Arindale for Duchess Gabrielle van Nijenrode
Duke Sven Gunnarsson for Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin
Duke Malcom Duncan MacEoghainn for Viscountess Rosalinde Ashworth
Duke Marcus Eisenwald for Countess Marguerite Eisenwald
Count Andreas Morgan for Countess Kallista Morgunova
Earl Thomas Byron of Haverford and Countess Ariella of Thornbury,
each for the other
Sir Maghnus an Chnoic na n’Iora for Mistress Gwendolyn the Graceful
Sir Angus MacBain for Mistress for Yvianne de Castel d’Avignon
Sir Murdoch Bayne for Baroness Rioghnach ny Rise
Sir Delphinious Aegeous for Lady Sigrid Wilhelm
Sir Alonzio of the Peacemakers for Mistress Alexandra dei Campagnella
THL Rouland of Willowbrooke and Mistress Jenna McPherson of Lion’s Tower,
each for the other
THL Freidrich Flußmüllnerin for Mistress Felicitas Flußmüllnerin
Sir Vladimir Mechnik for Lady Tomassa Isolona
Master Tigernach mac Cathail for Margareta le Sayre
Sir Arnþorr inn sterki for Lady Ceirich na Hinnsi
Sir Marek Viacheldrago for Baroness Sybilla Detwyller
Royce Bentley for Master Juan Miguel Cesar
Master Jussie Laplein for Lady Vika Vyborgskaia
Sir Beatrix Krieger and THL Thorsol Solinauga, each for the other
THL Dominic McMorland for Eleanor McMorland
THL Madison Morai for Lady Stasha Sebastyn
THL Oliver Sutton for Lady Grainne Shionnach
THL Cid Hiyo for Diane Haldie
THL Ardan Scott for Lady Deirdre Scott
Lord Marius Sittius for Lady Alita of Hartstone
Lord Wolfgang Starke for Lady Katerin Starke
Lord Cheng Tai Ren for Lady Dai Li
Lord Ulfkell Dungalson for Lady Aesa
Lord Legaire mac Connall for Lady Aurelie NicTurnear
On September 23rd at the Agincourt event in the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, the competition to choose the Archery Champion of Their Highnesses, Gareth and Juliana, will take place.
Master Jacopo di Niccolo, the outgoing Kingdom Archery Champion, announced that the championship will be open to all with no qualifier. A single elimination tourney will be held to reduce the competitors to a final group. The targets will be changed and then the single elimination shoot will continue until only the Champion remains.
All interested archers must be signed in by noon on Saturday. The signup list will be available at the troll table. All competing archers should be at the field by 12:30 and ready to begin shooting at 1 pm.
Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Magnus Tindal and Etain II, basileos kai basilissa Æthelmearc: the Business of Their Court at Baronial Investiture, 13 February Anno Societatis L, in the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, accompanied by Their Highnesses Byron and Ariella, Prince and Princess of Æthelmearc. As recorded by Their Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai, with the assistance of THL Sophie Davenport.
In the morning, accompanied by Their Excellencies Uilliam and Constance, Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands:
Baroness Rhiannon of Ravenglas was inducted into the Order of the Millrind for her service to the Pennsic Wars, serving on the Watch, as Land Agent, and as Pennsic Staff. Scroll by Vivienne of Yardley.
The Imperatori presented gifts to Their Excellencies, then granted them leave to conduct their final business.
Their Excellencies were called before the Imperatori, for They had heard tell that Their Excellencies wished to retire to their country estates. Sadly agreeing that it was so, Their Excellencies asked to be relieved of their post to return to their estates and affairs. The
Imperatori granted this request and divested the Baron and Baroness of their coronets.
Maistir Uilliam mac an tSaoir and THL Constance Glyn Dŵr were created Baron and Baroness of the Court for their service as the Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands. Scrolls by Master Alaric MacConnal.
The Comet Thrones being empty, the Imperatori sought words from the Seneschal of the Debatable Lands, Master Alaric MacConnal. Master Alaric confirmed that the people of the Debatable Lands had conducted an election in keeping with Society, Kingdom and Baronial Law and Policy, and presented a petition from the people asking the Imperatori to install Maistir Brandubh O’Donnghile and Mistress Hilderun Hugelman as the 8th Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands. The Imperatori then called for Maistir Brandubh and Mistress Hilderun, invested them with the Baronial Coronets of the Debatable Lands and named them Baron and Baroness.
In the evening, accompanied by Their Excellencies Brandubh and Hilderun, Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands:
The children of the kingdom were invited to entertain themselves with activities and toys under the supervision of Don Clewin Kupferhelbelinc the adults conducted the business of the Court.
The Imperatori gave Their Excellencies leave to conduct the business of their Baronial Court and presented them with gifts of welcome and well-wishing for their time upon the Baronial thrones.
THL Kieran MacRae and Lord Markus Skalpr Grimsson were presented with Sigils of Æthelmearc for their service as Imperial Guards.
The Imperatori then received Duke Adhemar and convened the Imperial Council of Chivalry. His Grace, having previously surrendered his belt and title of Knight, now felt himself worthy and ready to rejoin his brothers and sisters of the Council, but under other circumstances from previous. He was presented with a white baldric, which he donned, and Duke Master Adhemar was welcomed back into the Council by the Imperator and the Companions of the Council there present.
Kattera Doperlerin was Awarded Arms for her enthusiasm and devotion to the areas of fencing and sewing, as well as serving the Kingdom through work such as in the kitchens. Scroll by THL Sophie Davenport.
Sanada Masamoto Kenshin O’no Kuma was Awarded Arms for his service to the Kingdom, as well as his skill as a fighter, archer and thrower, and as a thrown weapons marshal. Scroll by THL Isabel Fleuretan upon wording by Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai.
Lord Magnus Bastiano de Vigo was inducted to the Order of the Golden Alce for his prowess on the fencing field, his study of the ancient fencing masters, and his teaching of such skills and knowledge to others. Scroll forthcoming.
Wulfgar Ronaldson was Awarded Arms and elevated to the Order of the Golden Alce in absentia for his quiet and courteous service and prowess on both the heavy weapons and fencing lists. Scroll by THL Ælric Ravenshaw.
Lord Stefan Einarson was created a Companion of the Golden Alce in absentia for his long tenure and skill upon the heavy weapons field. Scroll by THL Ælric Ravenshaw.
Mistress Irene von Schmetterling was named to the Order of the Golden Stirrup for her meticulous attention to the creation of period fencing attire, most especially her skill as a haberdasher. Scroll by Meisterin Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen.
Lord Alrekr Bergsson was inducted into the Order of the Keystone for running archery ranges, making archery targets, working in the kitchens, and generally being among the first to arrive at events and the last to leave. Scroll by Mistress Una de Saint Luc, medallion from the hand of THL Juan Miguel Cezar.
Lady Alethea Cowle was granted admission to the Order of the Keystone for her cheerful and exuberant service to the Kingdom, mainly in the distribution of scroll cases during Court. Scroll illuminated by THL Fiora d’Artusio and calligraphed by Kameshima-kyō.
Anora was Awarded Arms and welcomed into the Order of the Keystone for her service on the archery range, as well as work in the kitchens and at the tollner’s gate, mainly at Æthelmearc War Practice. Scroll by Lady Vivienne of Yardley.
Lord Ffynthcor o Fyndham and Rowan ni Naradhaigh were elevated to the Order of the Keystone, with Rowan also being Awarded Arms, for their service as gatekeepers of the day’s site through this and many other events, helping not only to coordinate the events occurring but also helping set up and tear down the events. Scrolls by Master Caleb Reynolds.
Baroness Katerina Macgilledoroughe was named to the Order of the Keystone for her service at Pennsic, mostly among the Watch. Scroll illuminated by Viscountess Lucilla Theresa de Courtenay and calligraphed by THL Madoc Arundel.
THL Anlaith ingen Trena was elevated to the Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc for her incredible skill at both weaving and scribal arts. Scroll by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.
Lord Madison Morai was Granted Arms and created a Companion of the Gage for his skill in heavy combat melees and his service as unit commander. Scroll by Helena Mitzhasenin.
Lord Eoin mac Padraig was Granted Arms and inducted into the Order of the Gage for his long-standing skill at heavy weapons. Scroll by Lady Edana the Red.
THL Darri inn Valski was presented with the scroll honoring his elevation to the Order of the Gage upon the field of Pennsic 43. Scroll by Master Caleb Reynolds.
The Imperata presented Countess Alexandra of Clan Donald with her token of inspiration for Her Excellency’s graciousness and service as Royalty Liaison of the day.
The Imperatori thanked all scribes and medallion wrights who had contributed their talents and largesse to enhance the Court’s proceedings.
There being no further business, the Imperial Court was closed.
In Honor and Service,
Kameshima Zentarō Umakai
Silver Buccle Principal Herald, Kingdom of Æthelmearc
Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope reports on the Debatable Lands’ Baronial Twelfth Night, held on January 23, A.S. L.
While portions of Æthelmearc, especially in West Virginia and central PA, were blanketed with many inches of snow during Snowzilla Jonas on January 23rd, the storm only sideswiped the Debatable Lands, and Baronial 12th Night went on as planned. Snowfall amounts varied drastically around the Barony-Marche, though, so folks in the northern areas near the site had a manageable 3-4″ while those in the city or southern suburbs had 6-10″ or even more, resulting in lighter than usual attendance at the event. For those who made it, however, the event featured the usual fun, games, and camaraderie.
The hall was decorated in holiday finery while merchants plied their wares and a large number of contributions to the pot luck lunch filled the downstairs kitchen, including the traditional “crockpot alley” of soups, stews, and other main dishes.
Master Urho Waltterinen ran the cookie contest as usual, with winners chosen by the current and incoming Baron and Baroness as well as populace vote.
Baroness Elizabeth Arrowsmyth ran a silent auction that had so many donations it needed three tables to hold them all, and brought in over $400 for the Barony’s coffers.
A second charitable effort was also successful as Baron Liam and Baroness Constance had solicited donations for the homeless in Pittsburgh through their organization, Carebox Pittsburgh. The donation box ended up full to overflowing by day’s end.
Lady Aibell ingen Chernacháin ran children’s activities including classes in basketmaking and building gingerbread houses, while a heraldic quest won by Lady Hara Kikumatsu encouraged gentles to seek out holders of various Kingdom and Society awards and ask them questions to learn more about those orders and what they meant to the recipients.
i Genisii ran a “play date” in which gentles were encouraged to try their hands (and bodies) at improvisational theater under the guidance of the existing members of the troop, and the Debatable Choir performed a concert in the late afternoon (though shy a few basses and altos who couldn’t make it due to the weather). Lady Ceindrech verch Elidir marshalled a pillow fight tournament with fierce competitors young and old, which was won by Medea, age 9 (who also soundly beat her father, Lord Angus MacDougal, in a special challenge match after the tourney was over).
The irrepressible Master Ambros Kyrielle tramped a labyrinth into the snow, which a number of children and adults walked during the afternoon despite the cold.
Their Excellencies, Liam and Constance, and their successors-to-be, Maistir Brandubh and Mistress Hilderun, presided over competions to determine the next Baronial Brewing Champion (won by Master Bovi Farmađr) and Baronial Bard (won by THLady Bugga Bilibit).
Left: THLady Bugga singing in the bardic competition
Right: Maistir Brandubh and his apprentice, Lady Rivka bat Daniyel, tasting the brewing entries
As the day wound down, Their Excellencies held their penultimate court, heralded by Lord Takamatsu Gentarou Yoshitaka, bestowing a Copernicus for long-time exceptional service on Master William de Montegilt, and Gold Comets for service on Alister MacLeod, Arthes MacLeod, and O’no Kuma.
Their Excellencies also thanked the Autocrat, Hrafna-Erlendr inn rauði, and gave tokens to Erlendr’s son Owen and daughter Paige for their help with the event.
Hrafna-Erlendr inn rauði thanks the event attendees
Their Excellencies thank Owen and Paige for their service
All photos by Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann except court photos, which were by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.
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