Documented from the proceedings of the Second Reign of King Gareth and Queen Juliana, Monarchs of Sylvan Æthelmearc, during the Beer and Bacon Bash, April 20, AS 53, in Their Shire of Hunters Home; as reported by Meistr Madoc Arundel, Shrike Herald Extraordinaire.
As Her Majesty was abroad on a diplomatic mission, His Majesty conducted court per ipsum. His Majesty invited the autocrat, Lord Thorfinn y Elsford, to speak about the challenges of the day and to recognize those who were victorious in the various contests. Lord Thorfinn recognized Baron Cormacc mac Gilla Brigde as the victor in the random weapons bear pit; Kawamura no Ryotaro Yoshichi as the victor in the rapier list; Mistress Constance Waite as the victor in the apothecary competition; Lord Hundrthor the Pintsman as the victor in the brewing competition. Lord Hundrthor was also recognized as the Region 2 Brewing Champion.
Baron Cormacc was then called back into His Majesty’s presence and given possession of the chest of toys. The children of the kingdom were called into court and instructed on their mission to wrest control of the chest from His Excellency following honorable chase.
His Majesty stood and offered laudatory words of thanks to the autocrat for a fine event, and to the kitchen crew for the delightful and sumptuous day board that had kept attendees well fed throughout the day with bacon.
His Majesty then called forth all for whom this was their first event or first royal court. Four gentles came forward and were gifted with drinking vessels so that they may continue to enjoy the hospitality of future events.
Sir Arnthor inn Sterki’s presence was commanded. He presented himself in court where His Majesty spoke of the fine works of art Sir Arnthor had made from animal bone, and the sturdy footwear he crafted from the hides. Sir Arnthor was then inducted into the Order of theSycamore. Scroll by THL Astraya Royachevicha.
Next followed a command for Sir Tarl MacLave to come forward. His Majesty spoke in earnest of his courtesy, his encouragement of others, and his tacit humility. He stated that Sir Tarl was an example for others to emulate. He then recognized Sir Tarl’s quiet devotion with admission into the Order of the Cornelian. Scroll by Aurelia Argenta Prima.
His Majesty requested that Matthew of Boston come forward. When it was determined that Matthew was not present, another came forward on his behalf. Matthew was then inducted in absentia into the Order of the Sycamore for his metal casting, including site tokens.
His Majesty sought the attendance of Epona. As she was also not present, another came forward on her behalf. His Majesty acknowledged her hard work in the realm of siege warfare and in the medical care of horses with the equestrian community. She was then awarded Arms in absentia for her service.
His Majesty summoned Gandalf Bastardsson into his presence. His Majesty commented on the strength inherent in such a name, likening it to the aura surrounding a modern action hero. He then spoke of the value of those who prepare and maintain the settings and provide the ambiance that enables the populace to enjoy major camping events. In recognition of his work setting up and tearing down camp sites, His Majesty awarded Gandalf Arms.
There being no further business, the court of His Majesty was 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
Sir Ariella vs. THLord Rouland at the Gage Meet ‘n’ Beat, War Practice 2015. Photo by Lady Valentina de la Volpe.
Greetings All Fighters!
The Chivalry of Æthelmearc invite you to join us for a regional fighting practice in the Shire of Hunter’s Home on Sunday afternoon after Thanksgiving, November 26, from 1 to 5 p.m.
The site has indoor and outdoor fighting space, including room for long weapons. It is not far from I-79 at 1898 Grant Street, Utica, PA 16362.
Please drop armor at the site and then park at the Fire hall at Grant and Academy Streets one block away. Sir Arnthor lives nearby and is available for questions about the site or directions. For questions or suggestions, please contact Sir Ariella by email or on Facebook (Cara McCandless) or Sir Arnthor.