The Report of the Aethereal Coronation Court of Timothy and Gabrielle, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, and Their Heirs, Maynard and Liadian, held April 4th anno societatis 54, court conducted by THLady Sophie Davenport Silver Buccle, Baron Snorri skyti Bjarnarson Jewel, and Baron Brandubh O’Donghaile, Jewel.
Their Majesties Timothy and Gabriel welcomed all to their court.
The Heirs to the Sylvan Throne, Prince Maynard von dem Steine and Princess Liadain ni Dheirdre Chaomhanaigh, presented Their claim to the throne of Æthelmearc and thanked Timothy and Gabrielle for their stewardship of the Kingdom.
Master Illadore de Bedegrayne, Kingdom Seneschal, on behalf of her office and the Earl Marshal and the Ministress of the Lists, verified that law was followed, the tourney was legal, and that Maynard did win that tournament.
THLady Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle Herald, verified that upon the
conclusion of that tournament, Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle did
open Their Court and promise the throne to Their Heirs Maynard and Liadain.
Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle satisfied by this testimony then set
to settling Their affairs. They released their Jewel Herald Baron Snorii skyti Bjarnarson. They released Their Retainers and Guards, thanking all
for service throughout the reign.
THLady Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle, then released Baron Snorri Skyti
Bjarnarson from his oath of service as her Kingdom Deputy Jewel Herald.
His Majesty Timothy released Her Majesty Gabrielle and removed the crown from Her head, thanking Her for being His Queen. King Timothy then removed His crown and thanked Æthelmearc for its service and support.
Prince Maynard thanked Timothy and Gabrielle for Their service and swore to honor His predecessors and protect Æthelmearc and placed the crown upon His head. Princess Liadain spoke of looking forward to this reign, and
swore to stand with strength to uphold Æthelmearc and its people and was
crowned Queen. Together Their Majesties swore Their oath to Æthelmearc to uphold law, lead through this time of plague, provide positive leadership,
and look forward to the time we can gather again.
THLady Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle Herald then read the lineage of the
Kings and Queens of Æthelmearc, and presented Maynard and Laidain — the 46th in the line of succession to the Throne of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.
Their Majesties called for the Officers of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc and Master Illadore de Bedegrayne swore an oath of service in representation of the Great Officers of the Kingdom of Æthlemearc.
The Landed Nobility of Æthelmearc was called forth and Baron Brandubh
O’Donnghaile and Baroness Hilderun Hugelmann swore fealty for the
Baron-Marche of the Debatable Lands. Baron Eldjarn the Thoughtful and
Baroness Dugheasa inghen Dubgaill swore fealty for the Barony of
Thescorre. Baron Pagraig O’Branduibh and Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce di Sienna swore fealty for the Barony of Rhydderich Hael. Baron Ixak ben
Simone and Baroness Amalie Reinhardt swore fealty for the Barony of
Delftwood. Baron Ichijo Honen and Baroness Cerridwen de Skene swore fealty for the Barony of Blackstone Mountain. Baron Stefano de Verde and Baroness Fiona ingen ui Fhaolain swore fealty for the Barony of the Endless Hills. Baron Gunther Grunbaum and Baroness Rosheen O’Faye swore fealty for the Barony of Saint Swithins Bog.
Their Majesties called for the Peerage Orders of Æthelmearc and Sir Aengus MacBain swore the Fealty on behalf of the Order of the Chivalry. Duchess Dorinda Courtenay swore fealty on behalf of the order of the Pelican. Sir Ian Kennoven swore fealty on behalf of the order of the Laurel. Master Jacob of Dunmore swore fealty on behalf of the Order of Defense. Duke Sven Gunnarsson and Duchess Siobhan inghean ui Laithain swore fealty on behalf of the Royal Peers.
Their Majesties received all these oaths and promised to protect, support,
and defend Their officers, baronies, and peerage orders.
Maynard and Liadian announced that They will defer investing Their Royal
Household until such time as events can be held and the Kingdom can gather again.
Duke Timothy of Arindale and Duchess Gabrielle van Nijenrode were called into Their Majesties’ Court and thanked them for their service as King and Queen. Maynard and Liadain took this time to reconfirm their status as Duke and Duchess.
THLady Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle, then called for Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile. THLady Sophie Davenport then invested Baron Brandubh as her Deputy, Jewel Herald.
Baron Brandubh then swore an oath of fealty to the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, Their Majesties Maynard and Laidain, and Silver Buccle to serve as Jewel Herald.
Their Majesties Maynard and Liadain then thanked all who had attended their court, especially those from far away lands who would not have been able to physically attend Their Coronation. They thanked Baroness Amalie Reinhardt and THLady Sumayya al Gaziyah for their Æethereal Assistance, Master Illadore de Bedegrayne for her guidance as Kingdom Seneschale, Their parents Timothy and Gabrielle, Duchess Adrielle Kerrec of Ealdomere who fashioned Their Majesties clothing for Their Coronation, and the Kingdom Chamberlains Duke Sven Gunarsson and Siobhan inghean ui Laithain for arranging safe transport of the regalia to Their Majesties.
Their Majesties further wished to thank the hard working members of The Shire of Heronter and The Barony of Rhydderich Hael who had worked to put together the coronation event that was unfortunately cancelled, especially the stewards Duchess Dorinda Courtenay and Lord Chebe.
Special thanks to Baron Steffan ap Kennydd of the East for writing the
King Maynard and Queen Liadain then asked that Æthelmearc join them in
charging Their Glasses and salute the first responders, doctors, nurses,
medics firefighters, service providers, and essential personnel that allow
us to continue our lives.
Æthelmearc needs heirs, but Crown Tournament is postponed. Their Majesties promise to secure heirs as soon as their is a date that Æthelmearc can safely hold the tournament. As soon a date is determined, Their Majesties will announce revised deadlines for letters of intent to enter Crown.
Their Majesties were excited to announce that They will start an online
program to keep Æthelmearc’s presence alive, as the Kingdom has a Zoom
account. They invited the Kingdom Social Media Officer, THLady Sumayya al Gaziyah, to speak about the Zoom account, which is available to be used for all manner of activities. Individuals or groups may sign up for online
rooms for meetings, classes, and more.
Queen Liadain gave her token of Inspiration to all of the Kingdom of
Æthelmearc, as its people have inspired her through these changing times.
Their Majesties invited all to join Them as They Sit in State.
Being the Roving court report for Their Excellences Gunther and Rosheen at Kingdom 12 Night held in the Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog on January 11, 2020. Masonic Temple 130 Valley Pike, Johnstown PA 15905.Mistress AElfra Long chief Herald with Dame Vivienne Marie de Beauvais assisting.
So opens the court of Their Excellences Gunther and Rosheen.
Their Excellences found Master Quinn Kerr just where you would expect him to be and calling him forth. His Excellency Gunther having found there to be an egregious omission in the rolls of his order did induct him into the Order of St. Swithin’s for Service. Illumination by Sasson de Santca Victoria, words and calligraphy by Dame Vivienne Marie de Beauvais.
Next They did search out Lord Batista di Lupo Speranza who was taking a much needed break from troll. Having seen his work with the youth of Our Barony and his exceptional skill with the blade They were moved to induct him into Their Order of St. Swithin’s for Marshal Activities. Scroll (pyro scribing) by Lord Arvic Hyttoinen, words by Lady Elizabeth Rosamond, font creation for wood burning by Lady Ragnhilda Manadottir.
Finally tracking down THL Sasson de Santca Victoria They did deem him most worthy to be inducted into Their Order of St. Swithin’s for Arts and Sciences for his scribal works. Illumination by Lady Donatella de Fano, words by Mistress AElfra Long, calligraphy by Mistress Cynthia Loved of Tower.
With not further business, the Court of Their Excellencies Gunther and Rosheen was closed.
Being the Chronicle of the Courts of Timothy and Gabrielle, King and Queen of Sylvan Æthelmearc, held on the twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth days of September, AS 54 (2019), at Harvest Raid in the Shire of Heronter. Submitted by Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald, assisted by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova, and Mistress Gytha Oggsdottir, Silver Sycamore Herald.
During evening court [on Friday]:
Their Majesties, having been seated upon Their seats, bade the assembled populace to seek their comfort, then summoned to them Her Grace, Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin. They asked her if she had considered their invitation to join the Order of the Laurel, and Her Grace replied that she had indeed well-considered it, and wished wholeheartedly to proceed. Their Majesties then sent her off with the members of the Laurel there present to sit vigil.
Duchess Siobhan prepares to go on Vigil for the Laurel. Photo by Lady Isabetta Orsini.
There being no further business, court was suspended until such time as Their Majesties desired.
The next morning, His Majesty and many other gentles did assemble at the Estates of THL Cynwulf Rendell and THL Eleanore Godwin, and court was called to order by Baroness Ekaterina.
Upon resuming His Court, His Majesty Timothy thanked all those that were able make the journey so that the court and proceedings could happen.
His Majesty then called for THL Eleanore Godwin. His Majesty spoke of the dedicated work she has done for Barony and Kingdom in promoting the arts, producing scrolls and encouraging and making Archery and Thrown Weapons happen. For all this she was inducted into the Order of the Millrind. Scroll forthcoming.
His Majesty then addressed THL Cynwulf Rendell and thanked him for allowing the Court of Æthelmearc to come into his home. The Order of the Pelican was then called and asked if they agreed that this good man should join their ranks. The walls reverberated with affirmation and the King called for testimony of witnesses. Viscountess Susan of Foxmeadow, spoke for the Royal Peers and praised Rendell’s generosity, charity and open and welcoming nature. Ladies Simonetta d’Alfassi and Siobhan Readnait read the words of Belgraunde the Bladegatherer on behalf of the Populace. Mistress Cori Ghora spoke as Jewel of Æthelmearc and said how Rendell was a treasure to the entire Society. Baron Carolus Loke of Bae Blaidd Gwael read the words of Earl Yngvar the Dismal, Knight of the Society. Baroness Isolda filia Georgii read the words of Master Dorinda Courtenay, Master of Defense. Master Charles of Alden’s words on behalf of the Order of the Pelican were then shared to all.
Master Rendell and THLady Eleonore. Photo by Lord Mikus Magellus.
His Majesty, finding the actions right and proper then called for a medallion to be placed around Rendell’s neck. A cloak was then brought forth and the lineage of the cloak from Mistress Cori Ghora to Mistress Jenna MacPherson of the Lion’s Tower and to him. Next a Cap of Maintenance was presented. His Majesty then accepted Cynwulf Rendell’s oath and the scroll by THL Zofia Kowalewska was read proclaiming him to be the newest member of the Order of the Pelican.
There being no further business, the court of His Majesty was suspended.
That evening, after a day of passable weather, fine fellowship, fierce martial pursuits, sumptuous foods, and noble arts, Their Majesties did again call all gentles there present to attend Their court.
Their Majesties, having been seated upon their most noble throne Armando, and bidding the populace to seek their comfort, spoke to the populace about the excellence of the event, and the fineness of the Shire of Heronter. Having addressed the populace, They called for Fela Flußmüllnerin. They spoke warmly of her contributions to the Arts and Sciences of our Kingdom, notable in one so young of age, and awarded unto her a Silver Sycamore. Scroll by Lady Katharina of the Twin Moons, with text by Baroness Amalie Reinhardt.
Fela receives a Silver Sycamore. Photo by Lord Mikus magellus.
Next, they had summoned to Them Kai O Kennavain. Speaking admiringly of this young man’s impressive service at his young age to the Society, they awarded to him a Silver Buccle. Scroll by THL Sasson della Sancta Victoria with text by Lady Meg.
Kai receives a Silver Buccle. Photo by Lord Mikus.
The youth awards then being accomplished, Their Majesties called for all children present to approach the throne, and entrusted the care and distribution of the Kingdom toychest to their fifth and sixth heirs, Douglas of Arindale and Timothy the Younger. These fine boys, being old hands at this adventure, quickly decamped for the surrounding fields, followed shortly thereafter in mad chase by the assembled youths of the kingdom.
The children prepare to chase the toy box. Photo by Lord Mikus.
It was then Their Majesties’ pleasure to indulge in a bit of informal business.
Their Majesties first requested the presence of all in attendance who were at their first event. They bid them welcome, and gave them drinking vessels, so that they might find refreshment and fellowship that night.
The Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald, Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson, then summoned forth the Marshal in Charge of the previous evenings’ night shoot, Master Bowman Snorri skyti Bjarnarson, who was conveniently the same person. Master Bowman Snorri then spoke of the difficulty of the night shoot, and called forth Lord Bjarki Rikarðarson, the winner, and presented him with his personal token, cast by Lord Tassin Tresseul, on a silver chain to wear about his neck, that all might recognize his dubious prowess at nocturnal remote stabbing.
Lord Bjarki is recognized as winner of the night shoot. Photo by Lord Mikus.
As archery was the topic of interest at the moment, Their Majesties also had the Marshal in Charge of the day’s archery activities summoned, and Master Hrólfr á Fjárfelli came forward. He named Lord Robert of Haseltine the best crossbowman that day, and likewise gave the name of Lord Godfrey de Bayeux as the best handbowman.
Lord Robert and Lord Godfrey are recognized for their archery skills. Photos by Lord Mikus.
Lady Jane announces the A&S winners. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Their Majesties did then inquire about the Arts and Sciences display that was prominently placed in the upper hall, and Lady Jane Arden was summoned to explain the day’s happenings. Lady Jane explained that many and sundry items had been displayed for the inspection and enjoyment of both the populace and the Royalty, and that the populace had chosen two favorites: THL Robert of Furness’ tawed hat and shoes, and the Lady Nycaise D’Ozier la Tailleresse’ embroidered wool tunic. Their Majesties had also chosen a favorite, and that honor went to Viscountesss Eira av Attemark’s landschnekt inspired coif.
His Excellency Baron Caleb Reynolds did then beg a boon of Their Majesties for a moment of their time. He called up Lady Thalia Papillon, and took her in front of all assembled as his Protégé, admonishing all that her successes were her own, but that he would hear of her failures.
Master Caleb takes Lady Thalia as his protege.Photo by Lord Mikus.
Next Their Majesties called forth their Champion of Thrown Weapons, Lord Rikardr in blakki Bjarn, called Bear of House Sable Maul, and inquired if he had indeed run a tournament to determine his successor for Their reign. Lord Bear replied that, with the assistance of Master Antonio de Luna, he had run such a contest, and that a winner had emerged. The Honorable Lord Kumagaya Kentarou Masamoto of the Barony-Marche of Debatable Lands then was called forward. Lord Bear divested himself of the accoutrements of the Kingdom Thrown Weapons Champion, presented them to His Lordship Kuma, and attempted to retire to take his rest. Her Majesty Gabrielle, having been impressed with the difficulty and imagination of Lord Bear’s targets, bade him stay a moment longer. Her Royal Majesty, being moved to name him Her Inspiration that day, then awarded him a Golden Escarbuncle.
THLord Kuma is named Thrown Weapons Champion, while Lord Bear receives a Golden Escarbuncle. Photo by Lord Mikus.
The informal business of the court thus dispensed with, Their Majesties had summoned to them Broddr Refsson. Having heard of his knifemaking skill and recruitment efforts, they were moved to Award him Arms, accompanied by a lovely scroll from Lady Aurelia Argenta Prima.
Broddr receives an AoA. Photo by Lord Mikus.
After that, Their Majesties called for Guy of Heronter, words having reached their ears of his prowess at both fencing and service, he was Awarded Arms from their hands, with a gorgeous scroll from Lady Magdelena Txoperena.
Guy receives an AoA. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Next Wentliana verch Meuric was bade approach the throne, which she did, quite fittingly, from behind it, where she was acting as retainer to Her Majesty. Having long been impressed by her steadfast service from a very young age, and as she was now approaching her majority, Their Majesties were wont to Award her Arms. Beautiful scroll by THL Zofia Kowalewska.
Wentliana receives an AoA. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Their Majesties then called forth Lady Jane Arden. They spoke of how it was fitting that They had already seen her once that evening regarding Arts and Sciences activities, because word had come to Them of her accomplishments in that area, and they had now seen proof. Therefore, They wished to enter this lady’s name into the rolls of the Order of the Sycamore, with a fabulous scroll by Duke Marcus Eisenwald.
Lady Jane receives a Sycamore. Photo by Lord Mikus.
The next order of business Their Majesties’ had was with Lady Sarah Ballangee, who was called to Them. Words were spoken of her steadfast helpfulness for over a decade, and so Their Majesties were moved to award her the honors and accolades of the Order of the Keystone. The particularly fine scroll was by THL Vivienne of Yardley.
Lady Sarah receives a Keystone. Photo by Lord Mikus.
The Viscountess Eira av Attemark was then asked to approach, and Their Majesties spoke of her constant service in the Shire of Heronter, at demos, sewing for others, hosting arts and sciences days, and cleaning up after events. For all this service They were compelled to add her to the Order of the Keystone, and a striking scroll by THL Gesa von Wellensten was given in token.
Viscountess Eira receives a Keystone. Photo by Lord Mikus.
After the cheers had died down, Lady Meg MacNeil was called. Their Majesties spoke of her prowess in tournaments and melees, and of her willingness to travel to fight. For all of this, she was inducted in to the Order of the Golden Alce, with a beautiful scroll by the hand of Lady Murdia Drusilla Vettia Portia.
Lady Meg receives a Golden Alce. Photo by Lord Mikus.
With smiles, Their Majesties then bade their Herald summon to them Duke Maynard von dem Steine. While His Grace is well-known far and wide for his puissance as a jockey of lengthy rattan, his many forays into the world of the arts were less well known – a deficiency now hopefully rectified. An exquisite scroll by Duke Marcus Eisenwald spoke of His Grace Maynard’s efforts at the minting of coins, the learning of 14th century deeds of arms, brewing, and many other aspects of craft. For these things, and many more, Their Majesties saw fit to induct him into the Order of the Sycamore.
Duke Maynard receives a Sycamore. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Following after, Their Majesties had summoned Lady Siobhan Readnait, the red of her face nearly matching that of her hair. They noted her service as an Archery Marshal, retainer, guard, in kitchens, and in the Sisterhood of Bellona. For all this, and more, they inducted her into the Order of the Keystone with a scroll bearing words from Baroness Mistress Juliana Ortolono.
Lady Siobhan receives a Keystone. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Next, Mistress Elska á Fjárfelli was called forward. Having already achieved a peerage in her discipline, the Arts and Sciences, Mistress Elska appeared quite confused as to why she had been summoned – and told Their Majesties so. They kindly enlightened her: she had been called to be added to the Order of the Keystone, for her many years of work on Royal Garb projects and service teaching at events made her eminently worthy of that honor. In token of this she was given a scroll made by the hand of Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.
Mistress Elska receives a Keystone. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Their Majesties, now wishing to indulge in a bit of theatrics, had summoned before them Their Most Noble Order of the Millrind. Once assembled, Their Majesties had Sir Ian Kennoven called into court, to much applause. They spoke of his longstanding service in the kingdom’s kitchens, and placed him firmly amongst the rest of his new Order with a scroll from Baroness Amalie Reinhardt. They then called for Baroness Slaine an Einigh, to even more applause, spoke of her long-term service as a water bearer – and many other acts of service – and added her to the assembled Order with a scroll from Vonda of Finnland. Finally, they called for Noble Rhys Penbras ap Daffyd – to thunderous applause – and spoke of his work as Kingdom Exchequer, as well as many other things, and duly added them as well to the Order with a scroll from the prolific Baroness Ekaterina Volkova. Their Majesties then sent the Millrinds to the back of the hall, there to render hearty congratulations to their new brothers and sisters.
Master Ian, Baroness Slaine, and Noble Rhys are inducted into the Millrind. Photo by Lord Mikus.
After the front of the dais had been cleared of celebratory Millrinds, Their Majesties called to them Baron Rhiannon Elandris. They spoke glowingly of his work in the arts and sciences over the years, saying that His Excellency’s work was so striking that it was instantly recognizable as his own. For this, they were moved to add his name to the Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc, with a handsome scroll from THL Gesa von Wellenstein. This having been done, and vivats rendered with enthusiasm by all assembled, His Excellency turned to leave – only to be further detained by King Timothy. His Majesty then nodded to His Herald, who called for the assemblage of the Most Noble Order of the Pelican. He asked them if it was still their will to add this noble to their Order, and they replied in the affirmative, and so a Writ to contemplate elevation was read for Baron Rhiannon, speaking of his decades of service to the Rhydderich Hael, and the Kingdom’s equestrian community, and there was much rejoicing.
Baron Rhiannon receives a Fleur and a Writ for the Pelican. Photo by Lord Mikus.
In due time, there was again an empty space in front of Their most noble throne, Armando, which begged to be filled. Their Majesties again called for Her Grace, DuchessSiobhán inghean uí Liatháin. Her Grace entered the court with much pomp and circumstance, preceded by drum and horn, and many worthy nobles, and beautiful ladies wearing clothing of Her Grace’s own make, and followed by guards from Ætt Skyti, well-armed and red-shielded, and other nobles with banners aflutter. His Majesty Timothy asked Her Grace if she had completed her vigil, and wished to proceed. The answer being yes, the Most Noble Order of the Laurel was then called for. Asking them if they still wished this lady to join their ranks, He was met with a resounding yes, and so then called for testimony from the Peers of the Realm as to her worthiness.
Duke Matthew Blackleaf spoke of her fine service and arts for the Order of the Pelican, then Duchess Dorinda Courtenay spoke of Duchess Siobhan’s fine qualities in the eyes of the Order of Defense. Duke Sven Gunnarson spoke glowing words from the Chivalry, then Duchess Cassandra Zoe Paganel’s words were heard speaking as a Royal Peer. Duchess Líadain ní Dheirdre Chaomhánaigh spoke as Jewel of Æthelmearc of the excellence of the lady, and then the words of three Masters of the Laurel were heard, each attesting to the scholarship, skill, and joy of the lady: Meisterin Felicitas Flußmüllnerin, Mistress Katheryn Hebenstreitz, and Mistress Joutsenjärven Sahra.
Once all these words had been heard, a medallion was called for, to mark her station. One made by his own hand was presented by Duke EikBrandr Solgyafi, OL, and placed around Her Grace’s neck by him at King Timothy’s invitation. A Norse covering was called for, to warm her shoulders, and was placed upon her by Meisterin Felicitas and Lady Katelyn of Nordmark. A golden wreath was placed upon her brow to proclaim her triumph, along with a kiss, by His Grace Sven. Finally, the Ancestral Pastry was presented, in its Ark, by Mistress Gail, to be kept and held by her in safety and reverence until it is called for again.
At that time, King Timothy drew forth the Sword of State, and along with Queen Gabrielle, laid hands upon its hilts, as did Her Grace Siobhan, and she spake this oath:
“I will, to my utmost power, stand against all wrongdoing, and uphold peace and justice. I will clothe fatherless and motherless children, virgins, widows, and poor people alike, and make them Finnish fabulous to the best of my ability; and likewise will I be a staunch and loyal supporter of my Crown and Kingdom, and rightly and honorably hold and exercise my mastership, for the honour to the Realm, this I swear, so say I, Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin.”
The Crown accepted her oath, and gave her one in return of support and friendship, and helped her to her feet. A scroll from the Scribes of Drachenwald was read, in the form of a carven wooden tablet, one side adorned with Finnish runes, read by His Grace Sven, the other side a translation of the first adorned with rune-shaped English letters, and devilishly hard to decipher, read with reasonable success by the Jewel Herald, without advantage of a typed crib sheet.
The assembled populace then gave three hearty vivats for Her Grace, Mistress Shanaynay, and the Laurels there led their new member to the back of the hall, there to give congratulations.
Duchess Siobhan is inducted into the Order of the Laurel. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Finally, Their Majesties called up all scribes there present who had contributed a scroll to the day’s courts, and each was given a token of appreciation from Their hands. Engaging in a bit of Royal subterfuge, they caught hold of The Honorable Lady Zosia Kowalewska as she made to depart, and bade her bide a moment more. They then called for Their Most Noble Order of the Pelican. After verifying that it was still the will of this Order to take her ladyship into their ranks, Their Majesties presented her with a Writ to Contemplate Elevation to this order.
THLady Zosia receives a Writ for the Order of the Pelican. Photo by Lord Mikus.
There being no further business, court was closed.
Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson
Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald
Here begins the Chronicles of the Courts of the Fourth Reign of Timothy and Gabrielle, King and Queen of Sylvan Æthelmearc, held on the twenty-first day of September, AS 54 (2019), at Their Coronation in the Shire of Angel’s Keep. Submitted by Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson, Jewel Herald of Æthelmearc.
During morning court:
Their Majesties first invited the assembled populace to seek their comfort, then summoned to them Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson, desiring him to become their Voice [Jewel Herald]. After Lord Snorri’s acceptance, oaths of fealty and duty were duly sworn.
Lord Snorri swears fealty as Jewel Herald. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.
Their Majesties then summoned Their Reign Coordinator, Baroness Elena de la Palma, followed by their Captain of the Queen’s Guard, Lord Jakob Krahe, their Head Retainer, THL Antoinette de Lorraine, and their Chamberlain, Lord Tassin Tresseul. Each of these dutifully swore good and proper oaths of service and discretion, as did their assembled staffs, and took their positions about the hall.
Baroness Elena is named Reign Coordinator. Photo by Baron Steffan.
The Great Officers of the Sylvan Kingdom there present then attended Their Majesties where they swore their oaths to serve the Kingdom….
The Great Officers swear fealty. Photo by Baron Steffan.
…followed by the gathered Landed Barons in attendance, each in turn according to precedence: Baron Brandubh Ó Donnghaile and Baroness Hilderun Hügelmann of the Barony-Marche of Debatable Lands, Baron Eldjarn the Thoughtful and Baroness Dubheasa inghen Dubgaill of the Barony of Thescorre, Baron Padraig O’Branduibh and Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce da Siena of the Barony of Rhydderich Hael, Baron Ixac ben Simone and Baroness Amalie Reinhardt of the Barony of Delftwood, Baron Ichijo Honen and Baroness Cerridwen de Skene of the Barony of Blackstone Mountain, and Baron Stefan Luftskyn and Baroness Fiona the Prepared of the Barony of Endless Hills.
The landed Barons swear fealty. Photo by Baron Steffan.
The Royal Peers then present were summoned forward, led by their ranking member, Duke Marcus Eisenwald, who promised to forego any armed rebellion for the duration of Their Majesties’ reign. His Majesty Timothy, wishing to speed them along their way to their long travels ahead, then requested that Their Excellencies, Count Gareth Kincade and Countess Juliana Delamere, remain a moment more. He spoke admiringly of the great service these two gentles had just done the kingdom and confirmed their new stations as a Duke and Duchess of Æthelmearc. Shining ducal coronets made by Duke Gareth’s hand were then placed upon their heads, Duke Gareth’s by King Timothy, and Duchess Juliana’s by Duke Gareth. Scrolls by THL Shirin of Susa and THL Phelippe Ulfsdotter.
The Royal Peers swear fealty, and Gareth and Juliana are invested as Duke and Duchess. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Mention of an Augmentation of Arms was also made by His Majesty, but in His haste to speed Their Graces along their path, His Majesty rolled right past actually having that honor read into the record. Fear not, gentle readers – fortunately, His trusty Jewel Herald made note of the omission, and it was rectified some minutes later.
The Royal Peers were followed by the Most Noble Orders of the Chivalry, Laurel, Pelican and Defense, each order duly swearing suitable oaths.
The peerage orders swear fealty. Photo by Baron Steffan.
The Order of the White Scarf then appeared before Their Majesties, and asked Her Majesty to bear their token, and swore to defend her at all costs. Her Majesty, having had this Noble Order’s service several times before, had with her a favorite white scarf token, which was ceremonially tied upon the left arm of Her person.
At this point, the Jewel Herald gently reminded Their Majesties that to actually award the Augmentation of Arms to Their Graces Gareth and Juliana, the scroll would need to be read in court. Fortunately, such is the courtesy of Their Graces that they had not yet departed to take their rest in their lands in the far southern reaches, and they were able to be called back into court again, where their arms were duly Augmented with the addition of a demi-escarbuncle. The double scroll for this is a work in progress by Baroness Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Duke Gareth and Duchess Juliana receive Augmentations of Arms. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Finally, the kingdom’s Moneyers’ Guild begged a moment of their Majesties’ time in court, and Earl Thomas Byron of Haverford approached the throne and showed Their Majesties a sample of the coins the guild would be minting for Their reign.
Earl Byron explains the Moneyers’ Guild coins for the reign of Timothy and Gabrielle. Photo by Baron Steffan.
There being no further business, court was suspended until such time as Their Majesties desired.
That evening, after a day of fine tournaments, excellent food, good company, and lovely arts, Their Majesties did again call all gentles there present to attend Their court. Their Majesties first called for Lord Dyryke Hastings, to tell Them of the Youth Tournaments held that day. Lord Dyryke confirmed that, indeed, the youth heavy fighters of the kingdom had vied honorably in tournaments, each according to their Division, and that three winners had emerged: Armbjorn Lodenhodi in Division One, Simon a Fjarfelli in Division Two, and Cormac mac Conchobar in Division Three. Each of these was made Their Majesties’ Youth Champion for their respective divisions and given identical scrolls to appoint them as such, by Vonda of Finndale.
Their Majesties recognize Their Youth Champions. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Next, Their Majesties bade all children present to approach the throne and called for Douglas of Arindale to be the ceremonial sacrifice. After young Douglas was given an adequate head start with the kingdom’s toybox, the hounds were loosed, and the children of the kingdom did give merry chase.
Douglas prepares to run with the toy chest. Photo by Baron Steffan.
It was then Their Majesties’ pleasure to indulge in a bit of informal business. Lady Meggie Gormley and Bruce MacNayre were summoned, and given good wishes for their birthdays, and roundly cheered by all present.
Their Majesties then bade Lady Annika Iosafova come forward to speak of the day’s Largesse Derby. The Lady spoke glowingly of all the gifts received that day, but indicated that a winner had been chosen, and so Baroness Edana the Red was summoned. Her Majesty Queen Gabrielle did then name Her Inspiration, and award unto her a Golden Escarbuncle in token of her fine work on that day.
Baroness Edana receives a Golden Escarbuncle as winner of the Largess Derby. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Next, King Timothy did express an interest in hearing about the Heavy Weapons tournament held earlier. Said tournament was won by one Duke Dietrich von Stroeheim, who was regrettably unable to remain at the event, and the King did make him Their Majesties’ Heavy Weapons Champion for their reign with a scroll by
the Scribes of Æthelmearc.
Duke Dietrich’s scroll as Kingdom Heavy Weapons Champion. Photo by Baron Steffan.
At that time did Their Majesties summon to them Lady Magdelena Txoperena. His Majesty spoke of how this Lady had previously been inducted into the Order of the Keystone in absentia, but that the scroll and medallion had been lost to hazard or misfortune before reaching her hands. Their Majesties wished to now rectify what part of that they could, and so affirmed Lady Magdelena’s place in the Order with a new
Lady Magdelena receives her Keystone scroll and medallion. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Maximus of Nithgaard was then summoned into court, and Their Majesties spoke of the fine start he had made in the Society, and so did Award him Arms, with a scroll by Duke Marcus Eisenwald, former Signet Herald of the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
Maximus receives an AoA. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Next, Hannah of Hunter’s Home was called before the throne. Their Majesties spoke of her many fine qualities, particularly her remarkable art for one so young in age, and deemed it appropriate, as she is approaching her age of majority, to then Award her Arms, with a scroll by THL Vivienne of Yardley.
Hannah receives an AoA. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Lord Donnchadh Ruadh mac Griogair was bade approach the throne. His Majesty spoke admiringly of his drive and perseverance in the fencing lists. Master Raev Halle was then summoned into court to speak words of admiration for his cadet, and provide a medallion, as Their Majesties inducted Lord Donnchadh into the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Lady Eilionora inghean an Bhair.
Lord Donnchadh receives a Golden Alce. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Spying her across the field, Their Majesties then bade their Herald loudly summon Lady Tangwystyl verch Gwyn from her merchant’s tent. The Lady, clad in her undergarments, quickly donned a shift and scampered into court. Their Majesties then spoke of her skill at research and construction of period undergarments and saw fit to enter her name into the rolls of the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by THL Máirghréad Stíobhard inghean uí Choinne.
Lady Tangwystyl receives a Sycamore. Photo by Baron Steffan.
At that time did Their Majesties demand that Lord Bjarki Rikarðarson present himself to their court. His Majesty lauded him for his efforts to present a period appearance while engaging in martial activities, and stated that he has great respect for anyone who deliberately chooses equipment that imparts a disadvantage in performance to advance the dream. Lord Bjarki’s martial accomplishments have made Their Majesties deem him worthy of induction in to the Order of the Golden Stirrup. Scroll by Lady Gemina of Krull, with words by Mistress Gwendolyn the Graceful.
Lord Bjarki receives a Golden Stirrup. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Her Majesty Queen Gabrielle then desired words with a Lady she admitted to being most admiring of, THL Svana in Kyrra, and so The Honorable Lady was requested to attend Her Majesty. The Queen spoke of THL Svana’s continued commitment to our dream, whether it be cooking another dayboard, or creating a lovely knit, or other fiber arts item, and particularly admired her commitment to perfect garb while doing so, and was so moved as to award her the Æthelmearc Award of Excellence, and gave to THL Svana a token from her own hand, and there was much cheering.
THLady Svana receives an Award of Excellence. Photo by Baron Steffan.
In due time Lady Therasa du Domremy was summoned before the Sylvan throne. His Majesty noted her skill in millinery, pointing to the Cap of Maintenance resting atop His Royal head at that very moment. Deeming her work and efforts remarkable, Their Majesties summoned to the throne their Noble Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc, and so Lady Therasa is now styled The Honorable Lady Therasa du Domremy after being written in their rolls. The scroll is a work in progress by Baroness Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Lady Therasa receives a Fleur. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Finally, Their Majesties called up all scribes there present who had contributed a scroll to the day’s courts, and each was given a token of appreciation from Their hands.
Engaging in a bit of Royal subterfuge, they caught hold of The Honorable Lady Máirghréad Stíobhard inghean uí Choinne as she made to depart, and bade her bide a moment more. They then called for Their Most Noble Order of the Pelican. After verifying that it was still the will of this Order to take her ladyship into their ranks, Their Majesties presented her with a Writ to Contemplate Elevation to this order.
THLady Máirghréad receives a Writ for the Pelican. Photo by Baron Steffan.
There being no further business, court was closed.
Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson
Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald
Report of the Court of Their Majesties, Gareth and Juliana, Sylvan King and Queen of AEthelmearc, at A Kingdom for A Horse, on June 29, AS 54.
Their Majesties opened Court an hour earlier than scheduled, to the delight of many.
The children present were invited before Their Majesties, as was Lord Olaf with the ever-popular toychest. The children waited (im)patiently for Olaf to get a head start with the toychest before their quest for the goodies within began.
Those gentles for whom either this event, or the previous royal progress event, was the first royal court they’d attended were invited forward by Their Majesties to be recognized, thanked, and given a hand made ceramic mug in appreciation for their attendance.
Newcomers to the SCA receive mugs from Their Majesties.
Their Majesties called the day’s autocrat, Lady Gesa von Wellenstein, to recall the days challenges and victors. Their Majesties next called in their previous equestrian champion, Mistress Gozen, to announce the winner of the Kingdom Equestrian tournament. Fiona Cormack was invited forward and announced the victor in the day’s challenges.
Riders are called before Their Majesties, and Fiona is named the winner of the games.
Because of weather concerns and responsibilities with the horses, Their Majesties called back Lady Gesa to praise her for today’s efforts and her continued service and leadership in the equestrian community. Their Majesties then called the Order of the Golden Lance to come forward, and inducted Gesa into the order.
Lady Gesa is inducted into the Golden Lance.
Next, Their Majesties called Lord Meinulfr Grimmson before them. They have noticed his skill on the thrown weapons range and his work in the thrown weapons community. His tenures as BMDL and Kingdom thrown weapons champion moved them to award him a Golden Alce. Scroll by Isabella Montoya.
Lord Meinulfr receives a Golden Alce.
Their Majesties then called Lord Alistair MacLeod to come before them, who is now going by the name Skjoldr Bjorn. His service to the kingdom has been duly noted and appreciated, as a voice herald, marshal for heavy weapons and archery, and he assists at the gate at many events, so Their Majesties awarded him a Keystone. Scroll by Isabella Montoya.
Lord Skjoldr receives a Keystone.
Tierrany Rose Orre was next called into court and Their Majesties spoke of her service as largess coordinator for the BMDL, and serving the BMDL populace camp at Pennsic. They were so moved to award her Arms. Scroll by Mistress Luceta and Nickolai Voronovich.
Tierrany Rose receives an AoA.
Their Majesties requested the presence of Lady Aurelia Argentia Prima. They noted her work with the Moneyers Guild- she researches, designs, and carves dies for making period coins that have been becoming more common all across the kingdom. She also takes time to teach others in the making of silver chains. In recognition of her skills she was awarded a Sycamore. Scroll, by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh, is a work in progress.
Lady Aurelia receives a Sycamore.
Next Their Majesties called Lord Brahen Lapidario before them, and also lauded his efforts with the Moneyers Guild, seeing how he and his wife Aurelia have been working together. Brahen was also awarded a Sycamore, which is also a work in progress by Mistress Graidhne.
Lord Brahen receives a Sycamore.
Lord Ronan O’Connal was called from behind the dais of Their Excellencies of the Debatable Lands to come before Their Majesties. He serves in heralding court for both the BMDL and the kingdom, and recently has taken the position of sycamore herald. He is also an archery marshal. Thus Their Majesties awarded him a Keystone. Scroll by Baroness Shirin al-Sussiyya.
Lord Ronan receives a Keystone.
Their Majesties called Lord Duncan MacCoulagh to come before them. His prowess in thrown weapons was noted, having been BMDL thrown weapons champion and on the Pennsic 47 Thrown Weapons team, and was awarded a Golden Alce. Scroll by Baroness Shirin.
Next, Their Majesties invited Sile inghean Chein before them. She has been noticed on the archery and thrown weapons ranges, involved with equestrian activities, seen retaining, and on the field as water bearer. This pleases Their Majesties greatly and so she was awarded Arms. Scroll by Aurelia Argentia Prima.
Sile receives an AoA.
Their Majesties brought before them THL Margery Kent of York. Her longtime service to her kingdom was lauded, as was her welcoming attitude to all around her, especially with newcomers to our society, and especially while working at troll. For these acts, Margaret was presented an Award of Excellence.
THLady Margery receives the Order of Excellence.
Their Majesties then asked Gesa von Wellenstein to come forward once more so as to be recognized as Queen’s Equestrian Champion. Mistress Gozen was also called forward to be named as King’s Champion.
THLady Gesa is named Queen’s Equestrian Champion.
THLady Gesa is named Queen’s Champion, Mistress Gozen is named King’s Equestrian Champion.
Their Majesties next asked all those who served as grounds crew and riders to stand and be recognized for their participation and help in making the day a glorious one.
Their Majesties wished all scribes and wordsmiths to stand and be recognized for contributing to the beautiful scrolls that were awarded that day.
Her Majesty wished to recognize Her Ladyship Gesa and Lord Nohaaj as Queen’s inspirations for the day.
There being no further business, the Court of Their Majesties was closed.
Here continues the Record of the Second Reign of Gareth and Juliana, King and Queen of Sylvan Æthelmearc at The Great Pennsic War ; as recorded by THL Arias Beltran del Valle, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald, with the assistance of Mistress Gytha Oggsdottir, Mistress Ekaterina Volkova, Mistress Gwendolyn the Graceful, Master Robert O’Connor, Master Fridrikr Tomasson, THL Zofia Kowalewska, Ice Dragon Pursuivant, Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson, Lord Pavel Dudoladov, Lord Robeke von Heidelberg, Lord Ronan O’Conall, Lady Nichola Beese, and Lord Tigernán MacFlainn UíFáeláin.
In the evening of August 2nd, at the Camp of House Three Swans:
The Court of Their Majesties opened at the Camp of House Three Swans. The household’s hospitality was known well by Their Majesties, as they had stepped up to assist at the Royalty Welcome Party this year at War. But further, for many years now, the House had served the populace in other fashions, from supporting events and fighters in Their Barony of Thescorre to lighting the torches illuminating the Causeway at Pennsic. For the long history of service provided did Their Majesties induct House Three Swans into Their Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lady Sebastienne la Rousse.
On the morning of August 3rd, upon the fencing field:
Their Majesties called for the presence of Don Po Silvertop. Having been given a writ to consider elevation to Their Most Noble Order of Defense, Their Majesties asked Don Po if that were still his wish. Having confirmed such, Master Benedict Fergus atte Mede released Don Po from his oath to his Excellency. Then did Don Po offer his sword to Her Majesty, until such a time as She deemed him worthy to use it in Her defense. Don Po was then sent from Their presence to play the prize as he considered that honor.
Don Po is sent to vigil for the Order of Defense. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.
Later that evening, upon the same field:
Their Majesties returned to the field once again where, having spent the day playing the prize and hearing counsel, Their Majesties then asked for counsel from the Peers of Their Kingdom as to his worthiness. His Excellency Stefan of the Endless Hills spoke as a member of the populace, Sir Murdoch Bayne spoke for himself and Count Andreas Morgan as knights, Mistress Illadore de Bedegrayne spoke as a Companion of the Laurel, and Mistress Gabrielle de Winter followed as a Pelican. Countess Caryll brought words from both herself and Countess Kalista Morgunova. Finally did Baron Fergus speak as a Master of Defense.
Having heard that testimony, Their Majesties deemed Don Po worthy indeed of inclusion into the Most Noble Order of Defense, and so was he invested with signs of his new station, including a sword hanger, a cloak, and three collars to represent his station, the ancestral collar of the kingdom, a lineage collar passed to him, and a personal collar for his use. Finally did Her Majesty return to Po the sword he had earlier surrendered to Her, and bid him use it in defense of the Sylvan lands. Then was he created Master Po, a companion of the Order of Defense. Scroll Calligraphy and Illumination by Alianora Bronhulle, words by Jehan le Blanc
Don Po is elevated to the Order of Defense. Photo courtesy of Master Po.
On August 4th, in the court of Their Excellencies of the Debatable Lands, Brandubh and Hilderun:
Lady Fede di Fiore was called to appear before Their Majesties. Her work with fabrics had been made known to Their Majesties, but for more than her skill. Lady Fede had been known for the largesse she provides, helping to clothe Their Majesties, and sharing her knowledge of needlework and the making or garb with those who are interested. For this valued work was she added to the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lady Eilionora inghean an Bhaird.
Their Majesties summoned before them Lord Cassiano d’Ovunque. As his lady before him had been known for her work with clothing, Lord Cass was known to many for his skilled creation of brews, especially krupniks, to be enjoyed while making merry. Their will, therefore, was to credit him for this work, and so did They add him to Their Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by Baroness Ismay Ponde.
Lady Fede and Lord Cassiano receive their Keystone and Sycamore. Photo by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.
Baroness Kelda Jurgenstochter was summoned next to appear before Their Majesties. She had been asked to pick a time to sit vigil to contemplate inclusion into Their Most Noble Order of the Pelican. Having confirmed it was her desire to do so this day, Their Majesties called for that Order to bear her away to the place prepared for her to do so.
Baroness Kelda is sent to vigil for the Pelican, Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.
His Lordship Hrolf a Fjarfelli was called to appear. Their Majesties had also bid him to sit vigil to contemplate elevation, but this time to Their Most Noble Order of the Laurel. He confirmed his desire to do so as well, and so was that order invited to Their presence to bear him away to the place where he would sit in contemplation.
THLord Hrolfr is sent to vigil for the Laurel. Photo by Arianna.
On August 5th, under the Battlefield Pavilion after the heavy field battles.
Their Majesties called for Lord Titus Marius Caninus to present himself before them. For eight years had Titus been a constant presence in the Sylvan Army, despite the great distances he crossed to do so. His service in the ranks had been both faithful and skilled, and so did They add him to Their Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Lady Simonetta d’Alfassi.
Lord Titus receives a Golden Alce. Photo by Mistress Mahin Banu Tabrizi.
Lord Radulfr Gylfir was similarly ordered to present himself. His skill as a shieldman in the Sylvan Army was well-known to Their Majesties, who had seen his prowess growing over time. They were glad to see his talents used in defense of Their lands, and so did They had him, too, to Their Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by the Scribes of Æthelmearc.
Lord Radulfr receives a Golden Alce. Photo by Mistress Mahin Banu Tabrizi.
Their Majesties the summoned Lord Rauđbjorn Lodbrok to attend them. He too had served in the Sylvan Army for some time, and had become proficient with a range of weaponry to fit the situation demanded of him. Further, though, had he learned to fight with whichever arm was most needed at the time. His skill had grown so that Their Noble Order of the Gage deemed it worthy of recognition as well. So that Order was summoned to appear, and Their Majesties then added Raudbjorn to their number. Scroll by Baron Caleb Reynolds and Her Ladyship Shirin al-Sussiyya.
Their Majesties bid that Order stay in Their Presence for a moment longer, for they had recommended another to Their Majesties’ attention. Lord Vassilis Monevassios had grown in prowess quickly, and used that to faithfully defend Their Sylvan Lands. For that skill on the field, and devotion to the art of combat, did Their Majesties summon him forth and add him to Their Noble Order of the Gage as well. Scroll by Lady Gwen Cooke.
Later, under the Battlefield Pavilion after the fencing field battles:
Their Majesties called for Baron Robert Hawksworth to appear before Them. Baron Robert had long been known as a presence of light wherever he went, but his skill with the rapier had also grown significantly as well. Their Majesties found his work with that weapon to be of great skill and value, as did Their Noble Order of the White Scarf, who recommended to Them that Baron Robert be added to their number. So was that Order called to attend them, and bear his Excellency forth as a Companion of the White Scarf. Scroll was a white silk scarf with embroidery work by her Ladyship Phelippe Ulfsdotter, upon words provided by His Lordship Arias Beltran del Valle.
Baron Robert receives a White Scarf. Photo by THLady Phelippe Ulfsdotter.
That night, in Æthelmearc Royal at the reception for the Kingdom 10-man team:
Their Majesties expressed Their disappointment in not being able to attend the 10-man tournament held earlier that evening, but had heard stories of the great honor brought to the Kingdom by efforts of the team of the field that day.
However, They felt that some members of the team were worthy of greater recognition for their prowess than they currently bore.
They first summoned THL Cid Hiyo to appear before them. Well aware had they been of his growing skill in battle for many years now. So did they determine that his Lordship’s title did not adequately express Their faith in his abilities. They then invited the members of Their Most Noble Order of the Chivalry in to Their Court, and did bid that Order to bear his Lordship forth to prepare to consider elevation to be counted amongst them.
Before that Order could depart, Their Majesties bid them remain, for another had long pursued the art of combat for many years, and had only continued to impress Them by his prowess in combat. So was His Lordship Arden Scot of Clan Scot summoned to Their presence, and similarly did They bid him to go with the Chivalry to prepare for elevation himself.
On August 6th, in the Great Hall:
The assembled Royalty and Landed Barons of Æthelmearc at Great Court. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties invited the landed Barons and Baronesses of the Sylvan Kingdom to attend Them in Their Court.
First, His Lordship Cid Hiyo was called to appear before Their Majesties. Though he had been sent to vigil by Their Majesties only the day before, They offered him another dangerous quest to complete. Having accepted this mission, his Lordship was given the children’s toy box in preparation for a hasty departure from the Great Hall. Then did Their Majesties invite the children of the kingdom forward to join them in Court, and after a reminder of the rules of the game, did send Cid away to be pursued thereafter by the eager children of the kingdom.
The children prepare to chase THLord Cid for the toy box. Photo by Arianna.
Their Majesties then called before them Baroness Kelda Jurgenstochter. Having sat vigil earlier in the week, they confirmed that it was her desire to join Their Most Noble Order of the Pelican. They then invited the members of that Order present to join Them in Their Court.
Baroness Kelda is made a Pelican. Photo by Arianna.
Their Majesties then asked for words to attest to Kelda’s worthiness to join that Order. Words from the Laurel came from Duchess Sedalia MacNare, borne by Duchess Elis O’Boirne. Duchess Rowan de la Garnison sent words as a member of the Order of the Chivalry, brone by Viscoutn Haakon Oaktail. Words from Duchess Meirwen Uerch Owein were borne by Her Majesty of Ansteorra Margaret Ny Connor as a Companion of the Rose. Viscount Edmund Dracatorr bore words from Duke Stefan Glaube and Duchess Branwen verch Lewis ap Thomas as a Royal Peer. Duchess Dorinda Courtenay spoke as a Master of Defense, and Viscount Edward Zifran of Gendy spoke from amongst the ranks of the Pelicans.
Having heard these testimonies, and finding them moving indeed, Their Majesties the invested Kelda with the trappings of her station, including a cloak, cap of maintenace, and medallion. That having been done, they created her as Mistress Kelda, companion of the Order of the Pelican. The scroll was a book created by a myriad of kingdom artisans as the Book of Kelda, with many pages blank to allow the story to continue.
Cyngetorix caer Ciosog was Awarded Arms for a history of service across a range of needs, from working to serve in the kingdom’s kitchens and serving feasts to participating in the archery and thrown weapons communities. Scroll by Lady Nichola Beese.
Cyngetorix receives his AoA. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Halfdan Danielson was also Awarded Arms by Their Majesties. His labors on the field of battle had drawn their Majesties attention, and they wished to bear witness to greater prowess from him in the future. Scroll by THL Shirin al-Sussiyya.
Halfdan receives his AoA. Photo by Arianna.
Lord Alfonso de Santo Domingo was then called to attend Their Majesties. His work promoting activities for the youth of the Debatable Lands had been seen by Their Majesties’ honored ancestor Duchess Anna Leigh, who had determined that work to be honorable indeed, and so did They induct him to Their Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.
Lord Alfonso receives a Keystone. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties then spoke of the efforts of Lady Gesa von Wellenstein. Gesa had been known as a fierce advocate and supporter of the equestrian community in the kingdom, wherein she ran games and practices for her local group, and created champions’ sashes each reign. For her service to that portion of the Kingdom did Their Majesties add her to Their Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix.
Their Majesties then spoke of Mistress Constance Waite. As a member of the Order of the Pelican, her service had long been known to the kingdom, but Their Majesties felt her gifts in the arts had not received due recognition, whether in making garb or cooking or brewing. For her contributions did They create her a member of Their Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by THL Shirin al-Sussiyya.
Mistress Constance’s Sycamore scroll. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Lord Dyryke Hastings was next called before Their Majesties. Long has Dyryke labored to support the kingdom in many areas from retaining to assisting youth in their path in the martial arts. Their Majesties found this work to be worthy of recognition indeed, and so did They add her to Their Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lady Elizabeth Rosamond.
Lord Dyryke receives a Keystone. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Lord Tassin Tressaul was summoned to Their presence next. He had been known to Them as a devoted servant to the Kingdom, but less known was his skill as a caster of pewter. That work had also risen in renown, and so did They name him to Their Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by THL Shirin al-Sussiyya.
Lord Tassin receives a Sycamore. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties then called for Cerridwen de Skene, Baroness of Blackstone Mountain to appear. Long had her Excellency worked to promote a variety of activities in her Barony, from helping newcomers make garb, to supporting the arts and sciences, and serving as chronicler. For this work did Their Majesties award her with the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lady Murdia Drusilla Vettia Portia.
Baroness Cerridwen receives a Keyston. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties then spoke of the value to the arts and sciences community in the Debatable Lands provided by Lady Zianna beguy Urdina de Zabaleta. Lady Zianna has been known for her service, but was also known to create Basque garb and hats, spending great time researching that field. For this work did They make her a member of Their Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lord Owen Tegg.
Master Tofi Kerthjalfadsson was next invited into Their Majesties’ Court. Master Tofi had served the Kingdom as Exchequer faithfully and well, but his time in office was drawing to close, and he requested Their Majesties release him from that office and appoint a successor to the post. So did Their Majesties then call for the Noble Rhys Penbras ap Dafydd, and invest him as Exchequer of the Kingdom.
Noble Rhys is made Kingdom Exchequer. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Before Master Tofi could retire from Their presence, Their Majesties bid him wait a moment. They noted with gratitude his service as Exchequer in the kingdom over the past 5 years, a position that requires much from those who take on the responsibility. They decided that simply acknowledging that service was not enough, and that he should bear some sign of his value to these Sylvan lands. So did their Majesties issue unto him an Augmentation of Arms. Scroll by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Master Tofi seeks an honest person. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Master Tofi seeks an honest person, then receives an Augmentation of Arms. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Mistress Mahin banu Tabrizi was next invited to join Their Majesties in Their Court. Mahin was currently serving Their Majesties as coordinator of the Royal Encampment, but had long labored in so many pursuits supporting the Kingdom and its populace that They deemed further recognition of her work was due. So did They issue to her an Award of Excellence. Scroll by His Lordship Sasson della Sancta Victoria.
Mistress Mahin receives the Award of Excellence. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties the summoned Baroness Anastasie de Lamoure to appear in Their presence. Her Excellency had grown involved with the thrown weapons community for many years in the Kingdom, during which time her skill on the range has grown to be great indeed. Others had noticed that skill as well, and so did Their Majesties call for Their Noble Order of the White Horn to attend them, and bid that Order bear her with them as one of their number. Scroll by Her Ladyship Zofia Kowalewska.
Baroness Anastasie is inducted into the White Horn. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Her Ladyship Shirin al-Sussiyya was next called to appear before Their Majesties. Her Ladyship has been serving the Kingdom in recent years as a co-Sylvan Signet, coordinating the work of organizing the scribes and illuminators of the Kingdom in creating the works of art issued as awards in each court. They had noticed her faithful work, and so did they call for Their Noble Order of the Millrind to attend them, and did add her to Their number. Scroll by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix.
Baroness Shirin is inducted into the Millrind. Photos by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties bid that Order remain in Their presence a moment longer, for another’s service had also drawn Their attention. They called for Baron Friderich Swartzwalder to attend Them. His Excellency’s history of service is long and extensive, and his work with the combat archery community is one of many highlights for which they found him worthy of greater recognition. So did They create him a Companion of the Millrind as well, and bid the Order bear him with them as a member. Scroll by Her Excellency Amalie Reinhardt.
Baron Friderich is inducted into the Millrind. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Her Ladyship Phelippe Ulfsdotter was next called before Their Majesties. Her Ladyship’s work in the arts and sciences is varied across many different disciplines, from illumination to carving to natural dyeing and the creation of works like the embroidered scarf awarded as a scroll earlier that War. Their Majesties found her gifts to be of great value and worthy of great praise. So did They summon to Them Their Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc, and create her a Companion of that Noble Order. Scroll by her Ladyship Vivienne of Yardley.
THLady Phelippe is inducted into the Fleur. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties then called for His Lordship Hrolfr a Fjarfelli. Having sat vigil in contemplation of elevation to the Order of the Laurel earlier that week, he confirmed his desire to proceed with that honor. So did Their Majesties invite that Most Noble Order to join Them in Court, wherein they asked for words from those present as to his worthiness to the Order. Her Highness Gabrielle van Nijenrode spoke as a Rose, Master Bedwyr spoke for Mistress Rhiannon as a Companion of the Pelican, Mistress Alfrun spoke from the Order of the Laurel, Master John the Pell spoke as a Knight, and Mistress Fredeberg spoke as a Companion of the Order of Defense.
THL Hrolfr is elevated to the Order of the Laurel. Photo by Arianna.
Having heard those testimonies, Their Majesties deemed Hrolfr worthy of elevation to that Laurel, and so called for regalia to mark his station. So was he presented with both an ancestral and personal cloak, a medallion, and a wreath, as well as the tradition fruitcake passed through the order. Then did They create him a Companion of Their Most Noble Order of the Laurel. Scroll by THL Abigail Kelhoge.
Their Majesties then invited Duchess Caitlin Stuart of the Midrealm into Their Court. Their Majesties spoke of the garb they were wearing at that Court, and how, through her own generosity she helped to create some of the outfits They had worn during Their reign, overcoming some of her own physical challenges in the process. In thanks for her efforts did They give to her an Award of Excellence. Scroll by the Scribes of Æthelmearc.
Duchess Caitlin receives an Award of Excellence. Photo by Baron Steffan.
His Lordship Michael Langley was next called to attend Their Majesties in Court. His Majesty spoke of the long and devoted service Michael had provided to his home Barony of Blackstone Mountain, serving as Baronial herald and completing many tasks that needed to be done to help the Barony succeed. His long service was deemed valuable indeed to the Kingdom, and so was Michael named a Baron of Their Majesties’ Court. Scroll calligraphy by Lady Ceindrech verch Elidir, illumination by Lord Owen Tegg.
THLord Michael Langley is made a Court Baron. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Duke Malcolm MacEoghainn was next invited to attend Their Majesties. Earlier in Their reign did Their Majesties command him to consider vigil to the Order of the Pelican, and now having done so, They asked him to confirm his desire to continue with that elevation. Upon his Grace’s confirmation, Their Majesties asked for words from Peers of the realm to confirm his worthiness. Mistress Phiala O’Kelly spoke for the Order of the Laurel, Master Wulfgar o’ the Wood spoke as a member of the Chivalry, Master Christian bore words by Dona Elena as a Master of Defense, and Duchess Linette Semere spoke as a Rose. Finally, Duke Ragnar Blackhammer then spoke as a Companion of the Pelican.
Their words were received by Their Majesties, and so did They deem him worthy of this honor, calling for a medallion and a coif of maintenance to mark his new station. That having been done, Their Majesties then created him a Companion of the Pelican. Scroll by Mistress Bubba Blackhammer.
Duke Malcolm swears fealty as a Companion of the Pelican. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties then called for Baroness Angel Deth to attend them in Court. Her Excellency serves Their Majesties as reign coordinator, but unlike many who have taken on the role, she does so from afar, having joined the Kingdom by treaty and working from outside of the Sylvan lands to ensure that Their Majesties needs were met as They traveled across Their Kingdom. But her history of service extends far longer, including service as a retainer when need, and helping His Majesty’s household and the rest of the Sylvan Army bearing water and food to fighters each year at the Pennsic War. Such service is highly to be honored, and Their Majesties wished for all to know of her value to Æthelmearc. So did they issue to her an Augmentation of Arms. Scroll by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Baroness Angel receives an Augmentation of Arms. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties then issued an invitation to the populace to join Them at a party at Æthelmearc Royal later that night to commemorate Count Jehan de la Marche’s 50 years in the society.
Later that night, at the party for Count Jehan:
Their Majesties invited Master Morien MacBain to present himself in Their Court. Master Morien had been of long and continued service to the equestrian community. This work had brought renown to that community and helped to strengthen its activities. So did they add him to Their Order of the Golden Lance. Scroll by Lade Sebastienne la Rousse.
On August 7th, after the Siege and Combat Archery battle:
Their Majesties called for Drotinn Skjoldr Bjorn to attend them on the field. Word of Skjoldr’s accomplishments on the archery range had been passed to Their Majesties, and so did they recognize his high scores and success therein with the title of Master Bowman, and presented him with a token to reflect that rank.
Their Majesties then called for Isteri, Boggvir Ulfuss, Edward the Black, and Aquila Blackmore. Their activities as longtime members of the Bog Siege Crew had reached the ears of Their Majesties, and so were they inspired to add each to the Order of the Scarlet Battery. Individual scrolls would be made available to each in consultation with the Signets.
Later in the evening, at the camp of House Sable Maul:
Their Majesties were joined in Their Court by Their Majesties of Northshield, Konrad and Aibhilin, who were invited with Them as They processed into Court.
Trampas of House Sable Maul was first summoned to appear before Their Majesties. In the year since first attending events with the Society, Trampas had been active both as a heavy fighter, active on the field in defense of the Sylvan Lands. In recognition of his efforts did Their Majesties Award him Arms. Scroll by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Lord Otto Boese was next called to appear in court. Lord Otto’s skill in the arts had been recognized in the past, but his efforts on the field in heavy combat as a shieldman and a combat archer were also found to be valuable indeed to the Kingdom. So did they recognize him as a Companion of the Golden Alce, as issued by Their Ancestor, Queen Anna Leigh in her previous reign. Scroll illumination by Her Excellency Ayesha de Warwick of Ansteorra, calligraphy by Zhirikh Zvezdodrag of Meridies.
Their Majesties then called for Lady Ysabel le Croix to attend them. A great distance lies between her estates and the Kingdom’s land, but that has not stopped her from becoming a citizen of the Kingdom, where she has traveled far to serve Their Majesties as retainer and assist on the field at Pennsic and other events bearing water and food for His Majesty’s House and the rest of the Sylvan Army. For this work did They add her to Their Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lady Gesa von Wellenstein.
Lady Ysabel receives a Keystone. Photo by Lord Johannes von Paderborn.
Their Majesties then demanded that Lord Christian Goldenlok to attend them. Though he no longer calls Their Sylvan lands home, he has remained a part of the fabric of the Kingdom, and traveled long and far from the land of Northshield to support Their Majesties during this reign. For his constant service and friendship to Their Majesties did They create him a Baron of Their Court.
But Christian did not provide this service alone. Their Majesties then asked for his Lady, Adelyn Idesbourne to attend them as well. She too, had been devoted to Their Kingdom while a citizen, and been as active as possible after leaving to travel to Northshield. So did they also find her to be worthy of equal recognition to his Excellency Christian, and created her as a Baroness of Their Court. Scrolls for both were the work of Lady Ceindrech verch Elidir and Lord Owen Tegg.
Lord Christian and Lady Adelyn are made Court Baron and Baroness. Photos by Baroness Aine ny Allane.
August 8th, on the Battlefield Pavilion after the day’s rapier battles:
Their Majesties called for the presence of Lord Salvatore de la Torres. Lord Salvatore has been a presence on the rapier field not just in combat within the Sylvan Lands, but also travelling to distant lands to take the field at Gulf Wars, representing the Kingdom well wherever he went. In recognition of this work did They add him to Their Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Lady Sebastienne la Rousse.
Lord Matthias al-Tabai was next summoned to appear before Their Majesties in Court. He, too, had been earning great renown as a rapier fighter of some skill around the Kingdom. They had watched his prowess grow as well, and so did they deem him worthy of entrance to the Order of the Golden Alce also. Scroll by THL Eleanore of Godwin.
Lord Gunnar Ulfrbani was then called before Their Majesties. His Majesty then spoke of how he had seen great valor in defense of the crown from Gunnar earlier on the rapier field. So impressed was He by this, that He added Gunnar to the Order of the Golden Thorn.
Lady Alianora Bronhulle was next brought to Their Majesties’ presence. Few have seen an event where Alianora was not present where she was not serving in some capacity, whether with her bardic gifts, or just helping get things done. Their Majesties were so moved and grateful for this service to Their Kingdom that They added her to Their Order of the Keystone. Scroll is a work in progress.
Lord Tigernán MacFlainn UíFáeláin was next called before Their Majesties. Though a subject of the Kingdom of Calontir, Tigernán had faithfully served Their Majesties in Their travels around the more distant parts of the Known World, and had continued his service here at Pennsic. In gratitude for his assistance did they name him to Their Order of the Keystone. Scroll is a work in progress.
Later that day, at the Battlefield Pavilion after the heavy battles:
His Lordship Cid Hiyo was summoned to Their Majesties’ presence. Having sat vigil in response to Their Majesties’ command earlier in the week, he confirmed to Them his desire to join Their Most Noble Order of the Chivalry. Their Majesties then called for testimony to his worthiness from peers of the kingdom.
Master Robert O’Connor spoke as a Companion of the Pelican, the Order of the Laurel was represented by Master Kieran MacRae, and the Order of Defense by Don Jacob Martinson. Comtesse Elena d’Artois spoke as a Rose of Æthelmearc, and finally did Sir Beatrix Krieger speak for the Order of the Chivalry.
Their Majesties heard those words, and in faith of their truth, did proceed to call for regalia to mark His Lordship’s new station. First was he presented with a caftan, and then spurs were attached to his boots. Next was a white belt laid around his waist, representing his station among the Chivalry. Finally were two chains placed about his neck, first the ancestral chain of the Kingdom, and then one for him to wear for all to know of his new station. These things having been done, His Majesty struck the final unanswered blow, and then did He receive Cid’s oath, and finally did He take the sword of state and create Cid a Knight of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. Scroll is a work in progress.
THLord Cid is Knighted. Photo by Baroness Aine ny Allane.
Next was His Lordship Arden Scot of Clan Scot summoned to appear in Their Majesties’ Court. As Sir Cid before him, he, too, had sat vigil at Their Majesties’ command, and did confirm upon Their Majesties’ request that he wished to proceed with his elevation. Their Majesties’ then asked for words of support from the Peers of the Realm for his elevation.
First, Lady Margareta le Sayre spoke as one of the Kingdom’s populace. Her Grace Dorinda Courtenay spoke as a Master of Defense, followed by His Excellency Eisenwulf Thorolfsonne as a Royal Peer, and then Countess Liadain ni Dheirdre Chaomanaigh as a Rose of the Kingdom. Viscountess Rosalind Ashworth represented the Order of the Laurel, Master Bataar Sogdo spoke from the ranks of the Pelican, and Duke Malcolm MacEoghainn spoke as a Knight. Finally did Mistress Giulietta da Venezia speak as a Jewel of Æthelmearc.
Hearing those words, and finding them telling indeed, Their Majesties were moved to proceed, and so did call for the trappings of his new rank. Spurs and a belt were first given to Arden to mark his new station as tradition would dictate. Then was he given a cloak and a hood, and finally were three chains presented, the ancestral kingdom chain, an ancestral chain for his house, and then a personal chain for him to wear. Then as Cid before him did he offer his oath, and then after being dubbed with the sword of state, was created a Knight of Æthelmearc.
THLord Arden is Knighted. Photo by Baroness Aine ny Allane.
Later that same day, at the camp of the Black Priory:
His Majesty called for the attendance of her (visibly surprised) Excellency Wilhelmina Boddenham. His Majesty spoke highly of her efforts of the fencing field, working to overcome all obstacles placed in her path to defend her Kingdom as bravely as possible. Citing the high honor brought to His Kingdom and to her Excellency herself by such courage, he created her a companion of the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Mistress Roberta MacMoreland with words by her family of the Black Priory.
That night, at the Æthelmearc Kingdom Party in the Æthelmearc Royal Camp:
Lord Bjarki Rikardrson was first called to attend Their Majesties. Lord Bjarki had been known to Their Majesties for his skill as an archer of Æthelmearc. That skill had continued to grow to the point where he had score high enough to advance in rank. So was he granted the title of Master Bowman, and given a token to reflect his new standing.
Their Majesties took a moment then to speak of the brewing contest held at War, expressing Their gratitude for the number of entries provided, and Their happiness at the skill displayed in those brews. However, in the end, only one person could stand as the winner, and so did They name Lord Ulf Bareleg the winner of the populace brewing contest.
Their Majesties then called for the presence of Lord Sasson della Sancta Victoria. As a scribe of the Kingdom, Sasson had been well-known for his efforts to create beautiful pieces of art to be handed out as scrolls for members of the populace. But his passion for the arts had taken him to many different areas of research, finding information he would then try to share with those who expressed interest. Their Majesties believed his efforts in the arts were beyond that of his current station, and so did They summon to Them Their Most Noble Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc, and bid him go from the Court with that Order as one of their number. Scroll by THLady Vivienne of Yardley based on “The Playfair Hours.”
Lord Sasson receives a Fleur. Photo by Baroness Aine.
Next was Lady Aine ny Allane called into Their Majesties’ Court. For both Their current reign, and their first one, Aine had been a steady and willing hand, solving whatever problems needed to be solved, and presently serving as head retainer. But more than this, she was known to faithfully record scenes of joy around the kingdom for all to see, whether in her home shire or another kingdom entirely. In recognition of this work, and as a sign of her great value to both Their Majesties and the Sylvan Kingdom, They created her a Baroness of Their Court. Scroll by Lady Aurelia Argenta Prima with words by THL Arias Beltran del Valle.
Lady Aine is made a Court Baroness. Photo by Baroness Aine.
August 9th, in the Battlefield Pavilion before the day’s battles:
Their Majesties called for the Kingdom Seneschal, His Grace Christopher Rawlyns. Having served the Kingdom faithfully as seneschal, his term was shortly to expire, and so did he ask Their Majesties to release him from that service, and appoint Mistress Illadore de Bedegrayne to succeed him. Knowing of his work and service, and being glad for it, They did grant him such a release, and after receiving her oath, did invest Mistress Illadore with that office.
Later, in the Battlefield Pavilion after the battle:
After asking both the heavy and rapier warlords to address the Sylvan Army, His Majesty spoke and added his words of thanks to all who had fought or supported the army, or participated in the arts and sciences or any War Point for their commitment and work on behalf of the Kingdom.
But there remained one more piece of business to be done, and with that in mind did he summon to him Abby of Sable Maul. Since the first event she attended, Abby has been a faithful hand to assist at any task that needed done, and could always be found waterbearing for the Sylvan Army at Pennsic and other events. Glad were They to see her devotion and service, and so did They Award her Arms. Scroll is a work in progress.
Finally, having no further business among the populace, the Court of Their Majesties at the 48th Pennsic War was finally closed.
Here continues the Record of the Second Reign of Gareth and Juliana, King and Queen of Sylvan Æthelmearc on the Occasion of War Practice, May 18, AS 54, in Their Shire of Steltonwald; as recorded by THL Arias Beltran del Valle, with the assistance of Lady Nichola Beese, and the support of Lord Fiachna MacCennetig.
In the morning:
Their Majesties gathered the kingdom on the field of battle and summoned before them Burgos the Tiny. His renown on the field had only grown of late, with tales of his skill with sword and shield especially making their way to Them. So pleased were they with his talents, that They summoned to Them Their Noble Order of the Gage, and bid them bear him forth to join their number.
Lord Burgos receives a Gage. Photo by Baroness Aine ny Allane.
They then called before Them His Lordship Ian Campbell. Having been previously given the task of setting a date to sit vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel, They asked if he was prepared to complete that duty. Having answered in the affirmative, Their Majesties summoned to them Their Most Noble Order of the Laurel, and with his other oaths then lifted, bid that Order to bear him away to the place prepared for his vigil.
THLord Ian is sent to vigil for the Laurel. Photo by Baroness Aine.
Next did They call to Their presence Mistress Roberta McMorland. Appearing as commanded, she confirmed to Their Majesties that she was prepared to consider her elevation to The Most Noble Order of the Pelican. Then did They call for that Order to bear her forth to the place prepared for her to receive counsel on her pending elevation.
Mistress Roberta is sent to vigil for the Pelican. Photo by Baroness Aine.
Court was then suspended.
In the afternoon:
Their Majesties invited Her Highness of the East Margarita to join Them in Their Court, and shared gifts of largesse from Their Sylvan Kingdom with Her.
Fritz Kupferhelbelinc was called to appear in Their Court. Many times had he entered the lists to compete in the Kingdom Youth Championship, and often did he win those tournaments to claim the title. For his continued display of talent on the list field was he awarded a Silver Alce. Scroll by her Excellency Shirin al-Sussiyya.
Fritz receives a Silver Alce. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.
Their Majesties then called for Dylan, Fox, and Beren to attend them. They had a chance to witness their prowess in arms during the tournament to decide Their Youth Champions on that day. Both had distinguished themselves on the field and emerged victorious. So did They name them Youth Champions of their respective divisions.
Their Majesties then invited those newcomers attending their first event to come forward and be recognized, and each were granted a token to welcome them as they began their journey in the Society.
Meesteres Odrianna vander Brugghe was next invited to Court to speak. She spoke to Their Majesties and the populace about the Scarlet Apron competition held that weekend, and did thank the many entries for their tasty and creative offerings. But only one could be named victor, and so did Meesteres Odrianna name that gentle to be Master Dagonell, who was called forth and recognized for his contribution.
Master Dagonell receives the Scarlet Apron. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Lord Ronan O’Conall then was called before Their Majesties to speak about the Archery Championship shoot that was held that day. Many lords and ladies came to vie for the honor of being known as Champion, but in the end, he reported that Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarson emerged victorious. So did Their Majesties name him Their Archery Champion.
Lord Snorri is named Archery Champion. Photo by Baron Steffan.
His Lordship Aodhan MacMichael was then summoned to appear before Their Majesties. He was known to Them as a fierce combat archer on the heavy field, but also made known to Them was his service to support that community. So were They minded to add him to Their Order of the Keystone. Scroll by her Excellency Helena Mutzhasen.
Their Majesties next called before them Lady Keara Caitlin McLeod. Long had she helped in event kitchens, hosting meetings at her home, and driving dart carts at Pennsic. They found her work to be worthy indeed, and so did They add her to Their Order of the Keystone for that work. Scroll by her Excellency Ekaterina Volkova.
Lord Dubhgall Domnall McNayre was similarly summoned to appear in Their Court. His work, too, had been made known to them for his assistance at events, whether setting up or tearing down, or helping wherever is needed. For this did They induct him, too, into Their Order of the Keystone. Scroll by her Excellency Ismay Ponde.
Her LadyshipMuirgheal inghen Dubhghaill, was then called before their Majesties. Her work in brewing, research into cooking, and singing with the Debatable Choir as well as assisting the i Genisii Commedia troupe with makeup and hair is well known, and so they did admit her to Their Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.
THLady Muirgheal receives a Sycamore. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Drotinn Jorundr hinn Rotinn was next called before Them. His work in many areas of the kingdom had been well known to many, but his expertise in period cooking had been earning greater renown. For this work were Their Majesties of a mind to add him to Their Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by their Excellencies Brandubh and Hilderun.
Drotinn Jorundr receives a Sycamore. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Lady Elizabeth Jacobsdottir was next called to appear before Them. While she takes the field to defend her kingdom, one specific occasion had earned her greater renown, as she was responsible for stopping an attack on the flank of the kingdom’s army at Pennsic last year. In gratitude of her strong defense did They name her to Their Order of the Golden Thorn.
Lady Elizabeth receives a Golden Thorn. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Lord Robert pour Maintenant was next called before Their Majesties. Long had he labored on behalf of his kingdom and his barony in many different capacities, from marshal to retainer to simply assisting as tasks come up. Their Majesties had been made aware of this work, as had Their Noble Order of the Millrind, who was also summoned to them to add Lord Robert to their number. Scroll by her Excellency Shirin al-Sussiyya.
Lord Robert is inducted into the Millrind. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties then bade the Order remain, for upon its advice, they felt it to still be incomplete. So did they also call for the presence of Edward of Freeholt. His consistent and valuable work behind the scenes at events and on behalf of his local group had earned him the moniker of “the Fixer” as his work was deemed by many to be indispensable when needed. So too did Their Majesties bid him join the same Order (Millrind). Scroll by Lord Owen Tegg.
Lord Edward is inducted into the Millrind. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Next was his Excellency Edward Harbinger called to appear in Court. While many who participate in martial activities do so on the list field, his Excellency’s skill on the thrown weapons range had also grown to be great. This had not escaped their attention, and so were they minded to create him a member of Their Order of the White Horn. Scroll by Vivienne of Yardley and her Excellency Shirin al-Sussiyya.
Baron Edward is inducted into the White Horn. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties next called for the presence of His Lordship Lotharius Qui et Segimundus. As they had seen the growth of His Lordship Burgos, so too had Lotharius’ skill fighting with two weapons been noticed by both Themselves and their Noble Order of the Gage. That Order was then summoned to appear again, and were bidden to take His Lordship forth to greet him as one of their own. Scroll by Mistress Luceta di Cosimo.
THLord Lotharius is inducted into the Gage. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties then invited to Their Court Their honored Ancestor, Her Grace Anna Leigh. Her Grace has organized the teaching of classes for the day, and had encouraged those present at the event to avail themselves of the wide variety of topics available. She then offered a special token to those who taught or had spent six hours or more in the classes offered throughout the event.
Duchess Anna Leigh is inducted into the Fleur. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Before she could leave, Their Majesties bade her hold a moment. Her Majesty had become much closer to Her Grace during the preceding reign and had come to know of her great skill in many areas, such as the creation of jewelry, especially in Roman style, and the making clothing and accessories, as well. But others had spoken highly of her work to Their Majesties, and so did They summon to Them Their Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc, admitting her to their number. Scroll by her Excellency Shirin al-Sussiyya.
Before continuing with Their Court, Their Majesties also bid this Order to stay before them, for the Order had also advised them of the work of Lady Aranwen ferch Rhys ap Gwalter, whose work in making glass beads and earned her renown in the artistic community of the kingdom. Further did she share that work with others desiring to learn it. So did Their Majesties name her, too, to join the Noble Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc. Scroll by their Excellencies Graidhne ni Ruaidh and Shirin al-Sussiyya.
Lady Aranwen is inducted into the Fleur. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties then called for his Lordship Ian Campbell to attend them once again. Having contemplated his impending elevation to the Order of the Laurel, They asked if it was still his wish to join that august Order. He affirmed that desire and so did Their Majesties call for testimony as to his worthiness to join that Order.
Lord Ian becomes a Laurel. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Such testimony was provided by Her Grace Anna Leigh as a member of the Order of the Rose, Duke Rurik as a royal peer, Mistress Ælfra and Master Tower as companions of the Pelican, Mistress Philippia of the Order of the Laurel, Sir Hrothgar as a member of the Chivalry, and Master Iago as a Master of Defense. Their Majesties heard their words and deemed Ian worthy of recognition as a peer of the kingdom. He was then invested with the trappings of his station and presented as a member of the Order of the Laurel. Scroll was a work in progress.
Don Po Silvertop was next called to appear in Court before Their Majesties. His prowess as a fencer had been known to many, and had earned him respect and admiration from many around the kingdom. Greatly please were Their Majesties with his skill on the rapier field, and so had others spoken to Them of his progress. With that in mind did They call before Them the members present of the Most Noble Order of Defense, and did send Don Po with them to find a time where he might consider elevation to that Order.
Don Po receives a Writ for the Order of Defense. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties then called for his Excellency Padraig Brandubh to attend them. He sits as Baron of the Rhydderich Hael, helping to defend those lands from invasion and support its populace. But this is just the latest in a litany of work that Padraig has performed to build the populace and the kingdom. Their Majesties found his work to be worthy of great recognition, as did the members of the Most Noble Order of the Pelican. So did they summon that great order and ask his Excellency to consider elevation to sit with them at a future date. Scroll by her Excellency Shirin al-Sussiyya.
Baron Padraig receives a Writ for the Pelican. Photo by Baron Steffan.
With the Order in attendance, Mistress Roberta McMorland was once again invited to Their Majesties’ presence. She, too, had heard advice on her elevation during the day, and confirmed to Their Majesties her desire to join that Order (Pelican). Their Majesties then asked for words from those present on her worthiness.
Testimony to that effect was provided by Countess Elena as a royal peer, Master Grendel as a Master of Defense, Mistress Mahin as a member of the Laurel, Sir Dominic from the Order of Chivalry, and Countess Margerite as a Pelican. Their Majesties deemed those words to be most valuable, and believed her prepared for inclusion amongst the Companions of the Pelican. So did they invest her with the trappings of that Order and present her to the kingdom as a Mistress of the Pelican. Scroll was a work in progress.
Her Ladyship Maggie Rue was then called before their Majesties and awarded the Golden Escarbuncle by Her Majesty for her inspirational work for the kingdom.
THLady Maggie Rue receives a Golden Escarbuncle. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Her Majesty then asked the young Beren to return to Court. His victory in the youth lists had already been recognized in Court, but of greater note was his conduct during the fighting, encouraging his opponent to greater deeds despite opposing them at the exact moment. So moved was she by his courtesy on the field that she named him Her Inspiration for the day and awarded him a Golden Escarbuncle.
Beren receives a Golden Escarbuncle. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties then asked that the scribes and artisans who contributed to awards handed out that day to stand and be recognized.
There being no further business before Them, Their Court was then closed.
Here begins the Record of the Second Reign of King Gareth and Queen Juliana, Monarchs of Sylvan Æthelmearc, upon the day of Their Coronation, April 6, AS 53, in Their Shire of Sunderoak; as reported by THL Arias Beltran del Valle, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald, with the assistance of Maestro Orlando del Bene di Vinta, Baron Robert O’Connor, Lord Fiachna mac Cennetig, and Lady Nichola Beese.
In Their Majesties’ First Court in the morning:
Having invited the populace to take their comfort, Their Majesties summoned to Them Baroness Angel Deth, who was then invested as Their Reign Coordinator. Having sworn her oath, her Excellency then bore words from her lord, Baron Grimbald Deth, long a trusted companion of the Royal House, who , though distant on the day, repledged his support to Their Majesties.
Baroness Angel swears fealty as Reign Coordinator. Photo by Master Alaxandair o’Conchobair.
Lady Aine ny Allane was next called to Their Majesties presence. Having seen her faithful work in Their Royal retinue in the past, They received her oath before investing her as Their Head Retainer.
Lady Aine swears fealty has Head Retainer. Photo by Master Alaxandair.
Next was Lord Rhys of Miles End summoned to appear. Lord Rhys approached the throne with those gentles who wished to serve on Her Majesty’s Guard. Her Majesty asked him to serve as Captain. Lord Rhys then swore his oath to serve on behalf of all those he would lead in defense of Her Majesty.
Lord Rhys swears fealty as Captain of the Queen’s Guard. Photo by Master Alaxandair.
The Great Officers of the Sylvan Kingdom then attended Their Majesties where they swore their oaths to serve the Kingdom, followed by the gathered Baronages, each in turn, and the Most Noble Orders of the Chivalry, Laurel, Pelican and Defense.
Great Officers and Peers swear fealty
The Territorial Barons swear fealty
The Order of the White Scarf then appeared before Their Majesties, and asked Her Majesty to bear their token, and swore to defend her at all costs.
Countess Anna Leigh was then asked to return before Their Majesties. They spoke of Her Excellency’s long conversations and devoted work in leading the Kingdom through her reign, and declared that her title be no longer sufficient to recognize her properly. So did they name her to be a Duchess of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. The scroll was a triptych created by the work of Lord Sasson della Sancta Victoria, Baron Jasper Longshanks, and Mistress Ælfra Long. Also presented was a portrait of her Grace lovingly created by Baroness Sigrid Schreiber.
Countess Anna Leigh is made a Duchess, crowned with Duke Titus’ Ducal coronet. Photo by Master Alaxandair.
Duchess Anna Leigh’s scroll. Photo by Master Alaxandair.
With no immediate business at hand, Their Majesties’ Court was then suspended.
At Court in the Afternoon:
Having reopened Their Court, Their Majesties greeted Their Cousins from the Midrealm, Their Highnesses Edmund and Kateryn, and invited Them to join Their Majesties in Their Court.
Their Majesties then heard from those gentles responsible for leading the various competitions of the day, who recognized those who had emerged victorious in events for the arts and sciences, thrown weapons, archery, and fencing, as well as youth combat.
Their Majesties then summoned to them His Lordship Darri inn Valski. As heavy combat champion, Darri had held a tournament on the day to determine his successor as Champion. Despite his victory in the list, Duke Dietrich spoke of one who had comported himself in the manner of a champion, and demonstrated the skill of one as well, and suggested that THL Cid Hiyo was deserving of the title. Their Majesties agreed, and declared His Lordship Their Heavy Weapons Champion, and bade him take the place reserved for him in Their Court.
THLord Cid is named Heavy Weapons Champion. Photo by Mistress Arianna.
Astrid of Helios Furion was then called to attend Their Majesties. For a decade has she labored to keep the fighters of the Kingdom well-hydrated on the field of battle, and can also be found retaining and supporting the Sylvan Army. So were Their Majesties moved to recognize her service by Awarding her Arms. Scroll illumination was the work of THL Phelippe Ulfsdottir, with calligraphy by THL Shirin al-Susiyya.
Astrid receives her Award of Arms. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.
Lord Otto Boese was summoned to Their Majesties’ presence. Their Majesties spoke on the intricate and detailed work Lord Otto produces to recreate his arms and armor in period style, while making it striking visually and effective. For his artistic work and research was he named to Their Order of the Golden Stirrup.
Lord Otto receives the Golden Stirrup. Photo by Mistress Arianna.
Next was Lady Casey Redmane called to appear in Court. He research and interest in Russian garb has been noted for its depth, and her production of said garb noted for its quality. So was she named to the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll illumination by Thea de Nes, with calligraphy by Her Ladyship Shirin al-Susiyya.
Lady Casey receives a Sycamore. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties bade Lady Casey remain for a moment, and asked who it was who supported her in her work that it bears such recognition. She spoke highly of her Lord, Rhys of Miles End, who was then bidden to appear before Their Majesties. His Majesty spoke of his improved prowess on the field of combat. He was greatly impressed by his growth, and was moved to recognize that accomplishment by summoning to Them Their Noble Order of theGage, and adding Rhys to their number. Scroll by Mistress Gillian Llewellyn.
Lord Rhys receives a Gage. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their Majesties then called for the presence of His Lordship Oliver Sutton. Like His Lordship Rhys, they had continued to see his improvement on the list field, and his leadership in helping to train fighters around the kingdom. But Their Majesties were not the only ones who had been impressed by his skill. So did They invite before Them Their Most Noble Order of the Chivalry, and sent His Lordship with that Order to consider a time where he would sit vigil to join that august Order. Scroll by Lady Gemina of Krull.
THLord Oliver receives a Writ for the Chivalry. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Next was Mistress Chrestienne de Waterdenne invited before Their Majesties. They had borne witness to her work as co-autocrat of Their Coronation that day, and noted that while her organizational work was exceptional, her civility, kindness, and welcoming attitude were equally valued, and deserved further recognition. So did They name her to Their Order of the Cornelian. Scroll by Her Ladyship Elyse le Bref.
Mistress Chrestienne receives a Cornelian. Photo by Mistress Arianna.
Their Majesties summoned into Court his Lordship Silvester Burchardt. Her Majesty spoke with Silvester, describing her joy as a practitioner of the fiber arts at seeing his Lordship’s work in tablet weaving and the like, and was greatly moved also by the quality of craftsmanship She recognized in that work. Despite his protestations to the contrary, Their Majesties deemed his work to be of highest skill. They then invited to Their Court Their Most Noble Order of the Laurel and bid him leave with them to consider elevation to be among their number. Scroll by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix.
Baron Silvester receives a Writ for the Laurel. Photo by Mistress Arianna.
Having already completed Their business with one of the day’s co-autocrats, Their Majesties wished to have words with the other, and did summon Lord Jodocus van Cleef to Them. They spoke of his tireless work both on behalf of the event and of his home Shire of Kings Crossing. They declared it to be worthy of greater recognition, and so did add him to Their Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Her Ladyship Eleanor of Godwin.
Lord Jodocus receives a Keystone. Photo by Baron Steffan.
The Interkingdom Scribal Guild, known to the populace as the INKS Guild, was then called into Court. Their members described the work they do, creating scroll blanks to be sent across the known world to different kingdoms for their use. For this grand expression of service to the society did Their Majesties award the guild membership in Their Order of the Keystone. Scroll illumination by Sean O’Connor, calligraphy by THL Shirin al-Susiyya.
The INKS Guild receives a Keystone. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Master Kieran MacRae was next invited to attend Their Majesties’ Court. Master Kieran could frequently be seen in many roles around the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands or in the farther reaches of the kingdom as herald, performer, or otherwise devoted servant to tasks needing accomplished. They concurred with the assessment of Their Noble Order of the Millrind, and summoned that Order to Them, and added Master Kieran to their number. Scroll by Lady Eilionora inghean an Bhaird.
Master Kieran receives a Millrind. Photo by Mistress Arianna.
Next did Their Majesties call for Baroness Kilde Jurgenstochter, and then did Kilde happen to appear before Them. Her Ladyship’s long service and varied contributions had been of great help to many, from supporting Their Majesties’ first reign to supporting local groups, and travelling afar to provide for the Kingdom. They announced that They were of a mind to recognize her work. So, too, was Their Most Noble Order of the Pelican, who were then invited into Their Court. They were bidden to take Her Excellency with them to consider a time where she may sit vigil to join that Order. Scroll by Her Excellency Ekaterina Volkova.
Baroness Kelda receives a Writ for the Pelican. Photo by Mistress Arianna.
Their being no business before Their Majesties at that moment, Their Court was then suspended.
In the evening, at feast:
Their Majesties called before them Baron Robert Hawksworth. Her Majesty spoke of the energy with which he approaches all his work in the Society, and the work he did to create an entertaining event for fencers on Their Coronation day. So did She name him Her Inspiration for the day, and awarded him a Golden Escarbuncle.
Baron Robert received a Golden Escarbuncle. Photo by Baron Steffan.
Their being no further business before Their Majesties, Their Court was then closed.
Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Anna Leigh, Queen ofÆthelmearc: the Business of Æthelmearc Arts & Sciences Championship, October 13, Anno Societatis LIII, in the Shire of Hunter’s Home. As recorded by Maestro Orlando di Bene del Vinta, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald, with assistance from Lord Salvatore de la Torres.
Her Majesty invited all children forward and after welcoming them allowed them to go off and select a treasure from the royal toy chest.
Baron Cormacc flees with the toy chest before the children can catch him.
Next, the Arts & Sciences co-champions, THL Hrolfr a Fjarfelli and Baroness Ekaterina Volkova were brought before Her Majesty, thanked for their service as co-champions, and released from their station. Lord Robert of Ferness was then called to attend the Queen where has was then named as Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion and invited to join the Royal Court.
Mistress Ekaterina and THLord Hrolfr step down, and Lord Robert is named A&S Champion.
Lord Robert is named A&S Champion.
THLady Renata Rouge, Kingdom Arts & Sciences Minister, then addressed the populace and announced that Baroness Therasa du Domremy was the winner of the Judges Choice and Lady Nicola Beese was the winner of the Populace Choice.
Baroness Therasa named Judges’ Choice.
Lady Nicola is Populace Choice winner.
Elizabeth Jacobsdottir next attended Her Majesty where she was awarded Arms. Scroll by THL Vivienne of Yardley.
Elizabeth receives her Award of Arms.
Her Majesty then had words for Master Madoc Arundel, and spoke of his courtesy and kindness, and for that, did induct him into the Order of the Cornelian. THL Felice de Thornton. Calligraphy by Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Master Madoc is inducted into the Cornelian,
Next, Her Majesty summoned Lady Nicola Beese. She praised her skill in the arts and did induct her into the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by Lady Serena Milani.
Lady Nicola is inducted into the Sycamore.
Her Majesty then instructed her Captain of the Guards to arrest Lady Wilhelmina Boddenham and bring her before the throne, where Lady Wilhemina was then charged with several counts of service to the kingdom; including marshaling, water bearing, and photographing events, and for that, was sentenced to a lifetime of membership in the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by THL Vivienne of Yardley, with calligraphy by THL Shirin of Susa, upon words by Countess Elena d’Artois.
Lady Wilhelmina receives a Keystone.
THLord Matheus Weasel next had audience with Her Majesty. She spoke of the many long years of quiet service and saw it fitting that he take his place among the companions of the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Isabella Montoya.
THLord Weasel receives a Keystone.
Her Majesty then sought words with Lord Roderick Longshanks. She addressed his martial skills with a poleaxe, and so did induct him into the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Baron Caleb Reynolds, text by Mistress Gabrielle de Winter, caligraphy by THL Shirin al Sussiyya.
Lord Roderick is inducted into the Golden Alce.
Next appearing before the Throne came Lord Edward of Freeholt. Her Majesty told of his skill as a shieldman, a thrown weapons marshal, and a member of the siege crew with Borderwatch. Seeing that these skills were worthy of recognition she named him a companion of the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Baron Caleb Reynolds, text by Mistress Gabrielle de Winter, calligraphy by THL Shirin of Susa.
Lord Edward receives a Golden Alce.
THL Elyse le Bref was called next to attend Her Majesty. The Queen addressed the ongoing service her ladyship has given for so many years to the kingdom. Seeing that this level of service is above and beyond what is expected of any royal subject, Her Majesty called to be attended by the Order of the Pelican and did issue a writ of summons for her ladyship to contemplate elevation to that noble order. Scroll by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix.
THLady Elyse receives a Writ for the Order of the Pelican.
Having attended Her populace all day, Her Majesty noted that there was one individual whose contributions were most notable, and did summon forth Lord Ulf the Barelegged and named him Her inspiration and presented him with a token.
Lord Ulf is named Queen’s Inspiration.
There being no further business, this Court of Her Majesty was closed.
Maestro Orlando di Bene del Vinta
Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald
Their Majesties welcomed all to the gathering and hoped everyone would find fun and learning this day.
The Order of the Millrind was called into court. It was noted that while it is unusual to call for a service order at a gathering of the martial arts, there was one in attendance, who spends all his time at Pennsic serving that Their Majesties feared there would be no other time to reward him for all the work he does to make the War happen. THL Rouland of Willowbrooke was then called forth and inducted into the order for his long time service to the Technical Services Department of the Pennsic War. Scroll by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.
THLord Rouland’s Millrind scroll by Mistress Ekaterina Volkova.
Don Jacob of Dunmore was called before Their Majesties. It was told that his dedication to the Fencing community, the study of the ancient ways and the teaching of those who wish to learn had become legendary. The Order of Defense was then called forth and asked that they escort Don Jacob to vigil so that he may contemplate elevation into the Order at a later point in the war. Writ scroll by Isabella Montoya upon words by Mistress Gabrielle de Winter.
Their Majesties then called for THL Madison Morai to attend them. His Majesty spoke of the ferocity on the field for which he is known and that there is a group who wished to make him accountable for his actions. The Order of the Chivalry was called and asked that they provide him good counsel so that he may answer the call after the Field Battle.
Court was then suspended. Sunday, August 5, on the battlefield after the Allied Champions Battle
Their Majesties were joined by His Majesty Dawid of Caid.
Court was resumed.
Lord Tadhg Sotal O’Neill spoke of how great the heart and power of the Æthelmearc fighters is and that they brought pride to their Kingdom, their Allies and their supporters.
Lord Horatius Cincinnatus was then called before the court. His Majesty spoke of the long dedication to the heavy weapons community that Lord Horatius has shown, serving as Baronial Knight Marshal, unit commander and inspiration on the field. He was then inducted into the Order of the Gage. Scroll was unsigned.
Her Majesty then asked for the presence of THL Hagar the Blushing. When he came forth, Her Majesty spoke of how every time she turns around he is there protecting her, ensuring she is well and no one messes with her. She spoke of how he is known in many Kingdoms for his behavior on the field and then asked that he please go with the Order of the Chivalry to sit vigil and return the next day after the Field Battle with the answer of if he would join that good order or not.
Court was then suspended.
Sunday August 5, at the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands’ Party
Assistant Heralds: Mistress Gytha Oggsdottir, Silent Herald, Maighstir Liam Mac an tSaoir, Sycamore Herald.
Their Majesties gave leave to Their Excellencies to hold their court.
Upon resumption of Their Majesties Court, Master Ælric Ravenshaw and THL Jǫrundr hinn Rotinn were called before the court. It was told that these two gentlemen are known for their unending service to the fencing community. The Order of the White Scarf was then called forth and asked to welcome them both into the Order. Master Ælric’s scroll illuminated by Lady Elizabeth Rosamund and calligraphed by THL Shirin of Susa. THL Jǫrundr’s scroll illuminated by THL Phelippe Ulfdottir, words by Don Po Silvertop.
THLord Jorundr and Master AElric receive White Scarves. Photo by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.
Lady Katheryn the Huntress was then called for. His Majesty spoke of how her work enabled the Marshal’s office to keep up the electronic communications needed for the office to run smoothly. How, as a teen she served long hours as the web-minister and database expert for the Office. For all this she was inducted into the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lord Sasson della Sancta Victoria, word by Baroness Rosheen.
Lady Katheryn receives a Keystone. Photo by Arianna.
Their Majesties then called for Lady Arthes MacLeod. It was observed that this lady is seen helping wherever she can and currently holds the office of Exchequer for the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands. For her tireless service she was then inducted into the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lord Sasson della Sancta Victoria upon words by Baron Brandubh o’Donnghaile.
Lady Arthes receives a Keystone. Photo by Arianna.
Lady Rowena McCara was then summoned forth. Her unending service to the equestrian community had not gone unnoticed. Without her long hours working as grounds crew, many events could not happen. For all this she was made a member of the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lady Alysoun of the Debatable Lands, upon words by Master Morien MacBain.
Lady Rowena receives a Keystone. Photo by Arianna.
Those members of the Keystone were then asked to rise. Her Majesty asked all present to look around and note if any of those not standing should be a member of the order and if so, to please write them in.
Their Majesties then called for their Council of the Order of the Laurel. When all assembled, they asked if the order was ready to take one to vigil so that he might sit in contemplation about joining their ranks. After receiving an affirmative from the order Ishiyama-roku-i Gentarou Yori’ie was called before the court. It was asked of him if he was prepared to sit vigil that night and contemplate his options. He said he was and the Order lead him out of court for his contemplation.
THLord Ishiyama is sent to vigil for the Order of the Laurel. Photo by Arianna.
Earl Thomas Byron of Haverford spoke then to the assembled populace and said that the Æthelmearc Moneyer’s Guild had prepared a place and any who wished to strike a coin in memory of Prince Titus was welcome to come after court and do so.
Court was then suspended. Monday, August 6, on the battlefield after the Field Battle
Their Majesties were joined by Their Majesties Alric and Katherine of the Midrealm, Their Majesties Agrippa and Dawid of Caid, and Their Majesties Bela and Ana of the Outlands.
His Majesty thanked all who came and hoped that all had an enjoyable time partaking in the Field Battle.
Their Majesties called forth THL Madison Morai. He was asked if he had a chance to sit vigil and contemplate if he would join the the Order of the Chivalry. He said he did. The Order of the Chivalry was then called forth.
Before he could give his answer freely, Count Ruslan Novgorodcev asked that his squire’s baldric be returned. But before Their Majesties could proceed, they asked for witnesses who would vouch for His Lordship. Mistress Mahin Banu Tabrizi, on behalf of the Order of the Laurel, spoke of his leather work, cordial making and the art he shows in the study of strategy and how he teaches that to any who would listen. The Order of the Pelican was represented by Master Robert O’Connor, who spoke of Madison’s character and deep dedication to service. Count Gareth Kincaid spoke for the Royal Peers about how His Lordship leads and shapes people, both on and off the field and through that earns their respect and loyalty. Master Jussi Laplein, representing the Order of Chivalry, spoke of Madison’s unwavering loyalty to house, Lady, Army and Kingdom.
Having heard the praises from the Peerages, His Majesty asked for Madison’s decision. Madison agreed to join the Order and take the regalia of Knight of the Society. A belt of white was placed around his waist by Lady Stasha Sebastian. He then knelt before Their Majesties and gave his oath of fealty. His Majesty then called for the Æthelmearc ancestral chain. Sir Dominic Morland brought forth the chain and read the lineage of the Knights of the Kingdom. His Majesty then presented the chain he was wearing, saying that soon the ancestral chain would need to be passed on and no knight should be without a chain. A personal chain was also presented. His Majesty then said that the Order of the Chivalry is represented by spurs, as a knight was a horseman as well as a soldier. Count Ruslan then spoke that there was a set of spurs that had been worn by one that was taken before he could fully become a Knight. Mistress Rynea von Ingen came forth and present Madison with the spurs that had belonged to her late husband Baron Rodrigo de la Vega. These spurs were then placed on Madison’s feet. A caftan was then presented so that he could display his rank. His Majesty then dubbed him thrice times a Knight and delivered the last blow that would be received unanswered. The court was then presented Sir Madison Morai. Promissory scroll by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix.
Sir Madison’s knighting. Photo by Lady Aine ny Allane.
Noting that there was still business with the Order of the Chivalry, Their Majesties then called for THL Hagar the Blushing to present himself. It was noted that His Lordship had also been sent on vigil to contemplate joining the Order. However, before he could give his answer, Duke Edward the Sinister requested the Squire’s belt that Hagar wore to be returned to him.
Their Majesties then asked for testimony on his worthiness to be made a member of the Peerage. Countess Juliana Delamare, on behalf of the Laurels, spoke of his skill in Viking wire weaving and horn carving. The Order of the Pelicans was represented by Duke Rurik Longsword, who said that when not on the field, Hagar can always be found lifting heavy things, carrying totes, and is just one who never stops working. Duchess Mora de Buchanan, on behalf of the Ladies of the Rose, testified to the dedication to serving many reigns both in Caid and in Æthelmearc. Master Quinn Kerr, representing the Order of Defense, talked of how Hagar helped guide a group of young SCAdians to be the best they could be. THL Astridr vigaskegg spoke on behalf of the Populace and how the subjects of Æthelmearc in the far reaches of Region One would not be where they were today if it were not for Hagar’s guidance, leadership and mentoring. Sir Hrothgeirr Ivarsson, HRM Alric of the Mists and Duke Edward the Sinister all spoke as members of the Order of Chivalry and attested to his prowess and calm temperament on the field of battle.
Satisfied with what they heard, Their Majesties asked Hagar what his decision was. Hagar answered that he would join the order and become a Knight of the Society. When asked if there was a belt for him, Duke Edward the Sinister presented the belt he wore to his former Squire. A belt made by his squire brother was also placed about his waist. His Majesty Alric also presented a belt made by his hand to Hagar to wear. Then, kneeling before Their Majesties, Hagar swore his oath of fealty.
His Majesty spoke of the symbol of a Knight’s oath is the chain he wears, so that he is always aware of the weight of his words and promises. Sir Madison Morai brought forth the ancestral chain of Æthelmearc and read its lineage. Duke Edward also presented the household lineage chain. A personal chain was also given to him.
So that he would not suffer from the cold days of Pennsic, a coat marking his station was placed about his shoulders. His Majesty then dubbed him thrice, naming him a Knight and delivered his last unanswered blow. Sir Hagar the Blushing was then presented to the court. Scroll by Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani.
Sir Hagar is knighted. Photo by Lady Aine ny Allane.
Sir Arnthorr inn sterki then addressed the army, thanking them all for their hard work on the field and to rest and prepare themselves for the next big battle.
It was then announced that any who wished to carry the Queen’s favor should please seek her out after court.
Court was then suspended.
Tuesday, August 7, at Kingdom Grand Court
Assistant Herald: Mistress Gytha Oggsdottir, Silent Herald, Don Jǫrundr hinn Rotinn, Golden Alce Herald and Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai, Shark Herald
Their Majesties were joined by Her Royal Highness Anna Leigh and the assembled Landed Baronage of the Kingdom.
Their Majesties welcomed all to their court and bade them to seek their comfort.
His Majesty spoke of how well Æthelmearc was doing representing the Midrealm in the various Champions tournaments. Out of the 10 slots available for the Midrealm Archery Champions team, 7 were filled by subjects of Æthelmearc with 2 slots also being filled by our Kingdom.
Their Majesties then called for Frytz Flußmüllner. It was announced that young Frytz won the Division 1 Baronial Youth Combat Tournament. As he had to leave the field early, his prizes were then awarded to him. It was then announced that in that same tournament, for Division 2, Fox of Æthelmearc took the title and in Division 3, Evan Moraine, also of Æthelmearc won.
Fox receives a favor from the Baroness of the Rhydderich Hael at the KW Baronial Youth Champions’ Tourney. Photo by Arianna.
Frytz processes into the KW Baronial Youth Champions’ Tourney. Photo by Arianna.
It was then announced that Æthelmearc subjects also won the following tournaments:
Overall Thrown Weapons – Lord Godfrey de Bayeux
Knife Throw – Lady Dorothea Starke Schütz
Spear Throw – Lord Meinulfr Grimsson
Early period Cut and Thrust – Master Clewin Kupferhelbelinc
Baron Edward Harbinger then came into court. He explained that he has been called for another duty and must step down as Kingdom Archery Marshal. Their Majesties expressed their sadness that he must leave the office but understand as he was to assume the position of Society Archery and Thrown Weapons Marshal. Master Juan Miguel Caesar was then called forth and invested into the position of Kingdom Archery Marshal.
However Their Majesties said they were not done with His Excellency. They spoke of his years of dedicated service to the Archery and youth combat communities, his work as Herald and autocrat and now Society Marshal. For all this he was inducted into the Order of the Millrind. Scroll by THL Eleanore Godwin.
The children of the realm were then called forth. Her Majesty thanked them for coming and said she understood that sometimes court can be a bit hard to sit through. She then invited them to seek out Sir Hagar at the back of court and to select a toy from the toybox.
The children are sent to seek toys from the toy box. Photo by Arianna.
William MacNess was then invited before Their Majesties. They told of how this good man helps to set-up the Royal encampment every year and is a source of reliable service. For this they did Award him Arms. Scroll by Sibyl of Nithgaard.
Draven Hastings was then called for. His works as retainer for multiple reigns, Pennsic War staff, helping with Royal set up and tear down and assistant with the Kids party at Pennsic last year has all been noted. For all this and more Their Majesties did Award him Arms. Scroll by THL Elyse le Bref.
Draven receives an AoA. Photo by Arianna.
Hallbjorn Eyvindursen was Awarded Arms in absentia for his dedication as a shield man of the Borderwatch and continued pursuit of study in the heavy weapons community. Scroll by Mistress Gillian Llywelyn of Ravenspur.
Sigrid Hakonsdotter was Awarded Arms in absentia for her ever present joy and helpfulness that she brings to every event she attends. Scroll by Lord Takeda Giro Masashige
Their Majesties then sought the presence of Lord Robert Hawksworth. Her Majesty spoke of the boundless energy and willingness to take on any task that he is presented with. This could not go unrecognized and he was thus made a member of the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by THL Edena the Red.
For her beautiful tablet weaving and other fiber arts works, Beatrix of Anglesey was made a member of the Order of the Sycamore in absentia. Scroll by THL Zofia Kowalewska.
Lady Mollie O’Donnel was made a member of the Order of the Sycamore in absentia for all her work in making sure that the people of the Society do not go unclothed. Scroll by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.
Their Majesties then asked for the presence of Lord Jakob Krahe. His command of the Arindale ten man team in various Melee events has become legendary. For this and more he was invited into the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Edelvrous Lijsbet de Kuekere.
Lord Jacob receives a Golden Alce. Photo by Arianna.
The court then called for Don Jacob of Dunmore. His Majesty asked if he had had the opportunity to sit vigil as has been requested of him earlier in the war. Upon receiving the affirmative, the Order of Defense was requested to present themselves. Before being able to make their final decision, Their Majesties asked for witnesses to the worthiness of His Lordship. Duchess Dorinda Courtenay spoke on behalf of the Order of the Laurel, attesting to his gratitude and support of the arts and artisans of the realm and how he has made an art out of serving when needed. Sir Ian Kennoven, representing the Order of Chivalry, spoke of how he has trained in the art of fencing to the point where the entire Known World knows his name. The Order of the Pelican was represented by Duchess Liadain ni Dheirdre Caomhanaigh who spoke of his unending service, even to the giving of the shirt off his own back. Countess Margerite Eisenwald spoke for His Lordship as a Lady of the Rose and said that the only word to describe him is “love”. Love of Kingdom, love of service, love of fencing. Master Lodovick of Grays Inn then spoke on behalf of the Order of Defense. He commented that he knew that His Lordship would never stop defending the kingdom and it is right and proper that he join the order.
Their Majesties, well pleased with words spoken, asked His Lordship if it was his wish to continue. Upon receiving an affirmative answer, there was a call for a collar to mark his station. He was presented a personal collar as well as the ancestral collar of Æthelmearc. A cloak was then placed about his shoulders. Their Majesties then received his oath and then presented Master Jacob of Dunmore to the Known World. Promissory scroll was unsigned.
Master Jacob is elevated to the Order of Defense. Photo by Mistress Illadore de Bedegrayne.
A brief intermission was called and court was suspended.
After the break, THL Rosalia Iuliana Andere,Kingdom Siege Marshal asked for time in court. She said that her time in the office had come to an end and that her successor had been chosen. Lord Chebe came forth and was made the new Siege Marshal for the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.
THLady Rosalia passes the Kingdom Siege Marshal position to Lord Chebe. Photo by Arianna.
Lady Ingunn Halldorsdottir was called into court. His Majesty spoke of the long years she has served Steltonwald as officer, autocrat and welcoming face to new members. For this she was given an Award of Excellence and received a token of a bracelet made by His Majesty.
Lady Ingunn receives an Award of Excellence. Photo by Arianna.
Master Morien MacBain was the summoned. Their Majesties spoke of his dedicated research into and the teaching of historical pilgrimages as well as military history. The Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc was then called for so that they could welcome him into the order. Scroll by Lord Rhys Penbras ap Dafydd.
Lord Thorstein Thorgrimson was inducted in absentia into the Order of the Gage. Scroll by THL Phelippe Ulfdottir.
Their Majesties then demanded the presence of Ishiyama-roku-i Gentarou Yori’ie. His Majesty announced that the defendant has been accused of sharing knowledge of foreign lands to the subjects of Æthelmearc. As this is a strong charge the Council of the Laurel was summoned so that Their Majesties could hear testimony as to whether or not the charge was true. Kusunoki Fumio Bun’ami, called Master Morien ap Rhys of Cardiff in the Western Lands, spoke as a representative of the defendant’s Peer, Mistress Roxanne de St. Luc. Sir Maghnus an Chnoic na n’Iora, the Ujino-osa of the defendant’s household spoke on behalf of the Order of Chivalry. Sir Morgen of Rye, Tonno of Clan Yama Kaminari, and Royal Peer then gave testimony. Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann, Baroness of the defendant’s prefecture and member of the Order of the Pelican. Sir Christopher Rawlyns, Jewel of Æthelmearc, also gave testimony. And lastly, Master Illadore de Bedagrayne, representing the Order of the Laurel testified to the actions of the defendant.
Their Majesties, having heard the testimony could only agree that indeed Ishiyama-roku-i has deliberately spread the knowledge of foreign ways in the Kingdom. And as such they charge that he must continue to do so but with the rights and responsibilities of a member of the Order of the Laurel. To prepare him for his journey a dobuku was placed about his shoulders, an eboshi was laid upon his head, a sum of gold in the form of a medallion was given to him and rations for his journey, in the form of a fruitcake, was placed in his charge. He then swore his oath to the crown and was then presented as Ishiyama-shonagon Gentarou Yori’ie. Promissory scroll by Mistress Kris Gilibari.
Master Ishiyama is inducted into the Order of the Laurel. Photo by Arianna.
As the Order greeted their new member, Her Majesty remarked that there appears to be all kinds of ways to become a member of the order and pondered as to what made a Laurel. After several members of the order answered her, she then asked if they could find a person who represented all that they had described. THL Luceta di Cosimo was then brought before Their Majesties. As the Order of the Laurel had just described her, They felt is was only right and proper that she should sit vigil at another time and place and contemplate joining the order. Pysanky egg made by Lady Nicola Beese.
Lady Luceta receives a Writ for the Laurel. Photo by Mistress Ts’vee’a bas Tseepora Levi.
Their Majesties then thanked the Brewers of Æthelmearc for providing refreshments, not just during court but for also manning the bar in the Royal Encampment all war. They also thanked the Debatable Choir for the entertainment during the intermission. It was also announced that there was a slight change regarding Closing ceremonies.
There being no further business at that time, court was suspended.
Their Majesties were joined by Their Majesties Agrippa and Dawid of Caid
Their Majesties thanked all who put such effort into the event and said they have always felt welcomed and embraced at the Ball. But they did have business with two who, year after year, put in great effort to make a safe place for any who need.
Lord Angelo di Calabria and Lord Joshua MacDonald were called forth. Lord Angelino has been known for his organization of both the Blue Feather Ball and the Blue Feather Camp was then made a Baron of the Court and Granted Arms. Scroll by Silwa af Swaneholm. Lord Joshua was also noted for all his work to make the Ball and Camp a safe place for others and open to all who would have fun. For this, with the blessing of Their Majesties of Atlantia, he was made a Baron of the Court and Granted Arms. Scroll by Isabella Montoya.
Court was then suspended.
Thursday, August 9, at the Æthelmearc Kingdom Party
Their Majesties were joined by Her Royal Highness Anna Leigh and Her Majesty Altani Khaligu Yeke Khatun of Lochac.
Their Majesties thanked all who had come to celebrate the Kingdom and the great gathering that is Pennsic and said they had a few pieces of business to conduct.
James Brezel, Johnny Uber and Josh McCracken were asked to join Their Majesties in Court. These three men represent the next generation of the Coopers Lake Staff and who have worked tirelessly over the years to help make Pennsic work. Their efforts in improving the land, assisting with the infrastructure and hosting the Known World allows us to do what we do. James was then named a Baron of the Courts of Æthelmearc and Lochac with Grant of Arms. A coronet was then presented on behalf of the Pennsic War Staff. Johnny was then named a Baron of the Courts of Æthelmearc and Lochac with a Grant of Arms. He was also presented a coronet on behalf of the Pennsic War Staff. Josh was then made a Baron of the Courts of Æthelmearc and Lochac with Grant of Arms. When a call for a coronet was made, Sir Edward Zifram of Gendy and Baron Ronan o’Gobhann came forth. Sir Edward said that there was only one coronet fitting for the youngest grandson of Baron “The Dave” Cooper. Baron Ronan then took the coronet that he received the previous year and returned Dave Cooper’s Coronet to the Cooper Family by presenting it for Josh to wear. All three scrolls were unsigned.
Their Majesties then asked for the presence of Lady Celestia Vianello. Her Majesty said that the entire Pennsic War Staff came to them begging a boon regarding this good woman. Her long dedicated service to Pennsic, as Lost and Found Coordinator, Administration and anything that needed to be done has been documented for more years than could be counted. So, after consulting with Their Majesties of Caid, as she resides part time in that fair Kingdom, they were moved to create her a Baroness of the Court with a Grant of Arms. A coronet made by the Pennsic War Staff was the presented. Promissory scroll by Fearghus mac Eoin and Catherine Wolfe.
Their Majesties then called for Master Benedict Fergus atte Mede to present himself. It was noted that he is always working in some capacity and that there was a group of people who would have words with him. The Order of the Pelican was then called forth and instructed to take him to sit vigil at the Shoote in the Wildwood where he would that night answer if he would join the order.
Their Majesties then asked that everyone please enjoy the party, partake of the refreshments offered by the Brewers of the Kingdom and to stay and enjoy the music of Wolgemut.
There being no further business the Court of Sven and Siobhan was closed.