From the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy and Gabrielle, King and Queen of AEthelmearc, as recorded by Dame Kateryna ty Isaf, Jewel of AEthelmearc Herald with the assistance of THLady Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle Herald at Shoot in the Wildwood in the Barony of Delftwood on September 2, Anno Societatis LII.
In the morning:
Their Majesties called Baron Artemius Andreas Magnus before Them. They asked him if he was ready to sit vigil this day and receive the council of the Order of the Laurel. With his agreement, Their Majesties called forth the Most Noble Order of the Laurel to take him to a place made ready for him to sit in contemplation of elevation to the peerage.
In the afternoon:
Their Majesties called forth Helen Hillson. Their Majesties advised that Helen had served well and faithfully as a member of the Queens Guard completing the quest set before her by Sir Murdoch at Pennsic. Seeing her enthusiasm as contagious to all around her, They felt it was right and just to induct her into the Order of the Silver Buccle. The scroll is a work of Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Their Majesties called forth rest of the children present. Stating how they had grown too swift and wise about catching the runner, Their Majesties had determined to change the game. Benjamin of Arindale was called forth and advised to hide the chest, whereupon the children would need to find it to retrieve a toy. Benjamin did run from the court and snuck back in to lay the chest once again at Their Majesties feet where it was set upon by the children.
Their Majesties gave Their Excellencies, Marcus and Desiderata leave to hold court for the Barony of Delftwood.
At the conclusion of the baronial court, Their Majesties called Lady Elisabetta de Venetia before Them. Their Majesties spoke of how her joy and enthusiasm for every aspect of the society is unbound. They advised that for her kindness, courtesy and friendliness it would be hard to locate a more deserving member of the society and so did name her Jewel of AEthelmearc. The scroll was created by the hands of Mistress Juliana Rosalia Dolce de Siena and THLord Padraig O’Branduibh.
Their Majesties called THLady Clarissa and Lord Kenneth to attend Them. Her Ladyship Clarissa and Lord Kenneth thanked Their Majesties for Their patronage of the arts.
Their Majesties invited before Them Mistress Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir and and THLady Elska á Fjárfelli. Mistress Mistress Sǫlveig invited THLady Elska to join Domus Minervæ, which is a confraternity of scholars dedicated to research, teaching, and publication.
Their Majesties called forth Elizabeth the Nameless. For her service in setting up and tearing down for events in the Barony and her willingness to provide Their Excellencies with scroll blanks, They saw fit to make her a Lady of the court and Awarded her Arms. The scroll was a work by Baroness Clarice Roan.
Their Majesties called Katelinn of Delftwood. For her accomplishments in archery including making her own bow and learning fletching, Their Majesties Awarded her Arms and made her a Lady of the court. The scroll created by the hand of Baroness Clarice Roan.
Their Majesties asked Amelia of Delftwood to attend Them. Noting how pleasant she is to work with and her active participation within the Barony of Delftwood, They Awarded her Arms thereby making her a Lady of the court. The scroll was limned by THLady Anlaith ingen Trena.
Their Majesties called Stephen of Delftwood to attend Them. For his cheerful help with set up and tear down at events and classes, Their Majesties Awarded him Arms and made him a Lord of the court. The scroll by THLady Rachel Dalicieux.
Their Majesties then called before Them THLady Gytha Oggesdottir. For her outreach and welcoming hospitality for newcomers and her kindness to new and old members of the Society, Their Majesties inducted her into the Order of the Cornelian.
Their Majesties inducted Lord Rhys Penbras ap Dafydd into the Order of the Keystone for his work as Baronial Exchequer, merchant liaison for Ice Dragon and as event tollner in the Barony of Rhydderich Hael. Scroll by THFool Dagonell the Juggler.
Their Majesties called Lady Saskia Feldmeyrin before Them. For her skill in making pottery, Their Majesties inducted her into the Order of the Sycamore. The scroll was created by Baroness Maddelena de Angeles.
Their Majesties called Lord Jan Langhe ten Walde into court. For his dedication and the hard work achieving the fencing prowess necessary to place third in the Ice Dragon bear pit this year, Their Majesties inducted him into the Order of the Golden Alce. The scroll was a work by the hand of THLady Mairghread Stiebhard inghean ui Choinne.
Their Majesties called Baroness Anastasie de Lamoure before Them. Noting her diligence can be seen in the Thrown Weapons and archery marshallates as well as in her position as regional exchequer, Their Majesties felt it right and proper to summon before Them the Order of the Millrind and add Her Excellency to their number. The scroll was by Meisterin Felicitas Flußmüllnerin.
Their Majesties asked that the Order of the Millrind remain as there were several pieces of business where they would be needed. Next Their Majesties called Baroness Caitriona Fhial inghean ui Chonaill, called Kayley into court. Their Majesties noted her long service as Kingdom, Regional and local exchequer and seeing her devotion to the society in such service is without limit, They inducted her into the Order of the Millrind. The scroll was by the hand of Lady Genevote Nau d’Anjou.
Their Majesties then called Don Matteo Pesci before Them. For his work as the backbone of Myrkfaelinn working for years as seneschal, exchequer, autocrat and marshal, Their Majesties inducted him into the Order of the Millrind. The scroll was created by Lady Amalie Reinhardt.
Having noted that Lady Amalie is always contributing, Their Majesties called her forth. As Kingdom Webmistress, They found her extremely responsive to any need and had seen the great work she has done overhauling the Kingdom website. For these reasons, Their Majesties inducted her into the Order of the Millrind and Granted her Arms. The scroll was created by Lady Felice de Thornton.
With that, Their Majesties bid the Order of the Millrind to greet their newest members.
Their Majesties called Baron Artemius Andreas Magnus to attend Them. His Excellency presented himself and agreed that he did indeed sit vigil and received counsel and had resolved that it was his wish to continue. Their Majesties called for the Order of the Laurel to attend Them. They asked for worthies to attest to Baron Artemius’ qualifications to for this accolade. As a Member of the Order of Chivalry, Sir Ruslan Igotavich Voronov spoke of the fact that Artemius was influential in nudging him back into the Society. He stated he wanted to win crown if only to ensure this would occur. As a member of the Order of the Pelican, Mistress Alheydis von Körckhingen spoke of how he welcomed her, the mother of six children, taking the time to answer the questions of eager young boys and never making them feel unwanted. As a Master of Defense, Master Benedict Fergus atte Mede spoke of how he was an example before he was a Baron. As Royal Peer, Duchess Ilish O’Donovan of Cork spoke of how we must be worthy of his art and how he fosters and encourages others. As Lady of the Rose, Duchess Rowan de la Garnison spoke of how he seeks to be inspired daily. As Jewel of AEthelmearc, Baroness Sadira bint Wassouf spoke of he was grace in motion with kindness and courtesy. For the populace, THLord Timothy of Edgewood advised that his man inspires the populace to do better and thanked Their Majesties for what They do this day. Finally as a member of the Order of the Laurel Master Kenhelm advised that in all ways Baron Artemius is his peer.
Having heard these words and the counsel of the Order of the Laurel, Their Majesties agreed it was right and fitting to elevate Baron Artemius Andreas Magnus by Letters Patent to the Order of the Laurel. They called forth for a cloak to warm him, a Laurel’s medallion to denote his station and Laurel leaves so all may know him to be a peer. Finally They called for the ancestral fruitcake as a reminder for Master Artemius to never take himself too seriously. A scroll to mark the occasion was a work in progress.
Their Majesties summoned the Silver Buccle Herald, THLady Sophie Davenport before Them. Knowing Their time upon the throne grew short, They asked her to summon the Jewel of AEthelmearc Herald and divest her of her title and duties. Her Ladyship called Dame Kateryna ty Isaf before Their Majesties. Releasing her from her oaths given to both the crown and office of herald, saving for the oath to keep Their Majesties confidences, Her Ladyship removed the tabard of Jewel of AEthelmearc Herald from Dame Kateryna.
Her Majesty asked Dame Kateryna to remain and thanked her for her diligent service as Jewel of AEthelmearc Herald. Her Majesty advised that She would never know from Dame Kateryna’s performance of duties that she suffers from stage fright and that She could find no other person She felt more worthy to name as the Queen’s Inspiration of the day and did bestow upon her the Golden Escarbuncle.
Their Majesties asked that all scribes who contributed to the scrolls given during the courts today stand and be recognized.
There being no further business this day, Their Majesties court was thus concluded.