Their Sylvan Majesties, King Gareth Kincaid and Queen Juliana Delamere, are pleased to let it be known to all that they are looking forward to choose their Arts & Sciences Champions at the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Championship to be held at Tavern Brawl, hosted by the Shire of King’s Crossing this October 30th.
We encourage entrants to join us in-person at a wonderful site for a day of sharing and celebrating of all the wonderful things that our Arts & Sciences community has to offer. There will also be room for Arts & Sciences display and we are even working on some cool demos! However, we do understand that going to events is still a difficult choice for many of us and we have therefore decided on a hybrid in-person/virtual format for this year’s competition.
Entry by Lady Ilaria in the virtual Arts and Sciences Championship in 2020
The in-person competition will be held along the same lines as in the past. Candidates with their entries will be judged face-to-face and the scoring will be based on the Kingdom A&S rubric. In order to reduce the indoor face-to-face time for candidates and judges, we will limit this year’s competition to one 45-minute judging session with a panel of 2 or 3 judges. Although not a requirement, we ask that candidates register their in-person entry online ahead of time, to make planning for us a little easier!
Candidates who are not able to join us at the event can submit their entry online. We created a basic web form where you can securely upload some photos, your documentation and some basic info. The virtual part of the competition will be held much along the lines of last year’s competition. Each candidate will meet face-to-face with a panel of judges over Zoom for one 45-minute judging session during the week leading up to the event and their presentation and entry will be judged with the same rubric as used at the event. The site is discretely damp and we are excited and happy to accept alcoholic beverage entries at the event!
We want to emphasize that we totally love to see partial projects! It doesn’t have to be a completely finished entry to be eligible. As usual, you may also enter up to three related objects as a single entry. Prior entry in another competition or display does not disqualify you from entering, we love to see continued progress on existing projects. The scores will be tallied once all judging is completed (the combined online and in-person entries) and relayed to Their Majesties who will choose their champions and announce them at the event during court.
Their Sylvan Majesties and the Kingdom Office of Arts & Sciences are very much looking forward to seeing what our Kingdom has to offer!
The following is the report of the Court of Timothy and Gabrielle, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, held on the 26th day of October Anno Societatis 54 in the Shire of King’s Crossing at The Tavern Brawl, Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile, Tabor Herald.
Their Majesties welcomed all to Their Court and summoned Lord Godfrey de Bayeux from Their Guard. They then invited all children present to come forth. They tasked Lord Godfrey with the Royal Toy Box, and then loosed the Children to each select a prize.
All newcomers to the royal court were then invited to come forth and Their Majesties gifted each with a cup so that they could remember their time at the event, and come back to share a drink.
Baroness Elena de la Palma was then invited forward. She spoke about the effort of the AE Leads. The AE Leads is a committee within the Kingdom which is dedicated to encourage the growth of our society. One of the initiatives that is being championed is tokens of appreciation. The AE Leads Committee will be providing tokens at each event so that all members of the populace can use them to show their appreciation to any that they see providing service. Baroness Elena invited everyone to look at the Troll Tables at upcoming events for the tokens of appreciation and take as many as you wish to give to any gentle in thanks for their service.
King Timothy and Queen Gabrielle then invited Lord Jodocus van Cleeff to attend Their Court as the Autocrat of the event. Lord Joost thanked all who attended the event, and all of his staff who made the day a success, especially Their Graces Gareth Kincaid and Juliana Delamare for running the all-day side board. The cooks in turn invited all present to stop by the kitchen for leftovers.
Master Juan Miguel Cezar, the Thrown Weapons Marshal for the day and Lord Alfonso de Santo Domingo, the Archery Marshal of the day, were called forth. The marshals then announced the winners of the day’s tournaments on their ranges: For Archery, the Spiderwebs shoot was won by Lord Edwyn ab Eouan, and the Pumpkin shoot was won by Lord Meinulfr Grimsson. For Thrown Weapons: the Pumpkin throw was won by Lord Edwyn ab Eouan, the Apple throw was won by Lord Meinulfr Grimsson, the Skull and Crossbones throw was won by Lord Jodocus van Cleeff, and the Overall winner on the thrown weapons range was Lord Godfrey de Bayeux. The Marshals also ran a combined archery and thrown weapons challenge, and the winner of the throw and shoot challenge was Lord Edwyn ab Eouan.
His Majesty then called for the Mistresses of the List to come forth Viscountess Lucilla de Courtenay, and Meestress Odriana vander Brugghe. His Majesty Timothy had conducted a Heavy Weapons Round Robin Tournament, and he thanked the good Ladies for their invaluable assistance. They then announced that Sir Oliver Sutton had been the winner of the Tournament that day.
Baron Robert Hawksworth was then invited to speak for the Fencing Bear Pit tournament that he marshalled. Baron Robert announced that he had been impressed on multiple fronts by the winner, and announced that Master Benedict Fergus atte Mede, had won the tournament, and also stepped out of the tournament to marshal the bouts.
Mistress Chrestienne de Waterdene was then invited to speak of the Arts and Sciences happenings of the day. She thanked the many and various artisans who had entered the Arts and Sciences display that day, and also thanked Maestro Zanetto da Como who had organized the classes and the teachers that day.
Their Majesties then called forth Lord Heinrich Holzapfel von Herxheim. Their Graces Gareth and Juliana had Awarded him Arms in absentia, and so they presented him to the populace as Lord Heinrich.
Lord Alfonso de Santo Domingo was summoned back into Their Majesties’ Court. Beyond serving as a marshal, Lord Alfonso had demonstrated his skill as an archer, and so Their Majesties recognized his achievement of the rank of Master Bowman. Scroll by Lady Murdia Drusilla Vettia Portia.
Timothy and Gabrielle then called for Lady Ceindrech verch Elidir to attend Them. They spoke of her service large and small – from copying the Æthelmearc song books to service as a youth marshal. They then summoned forth Their Order of the Millrind, Granted her Arms and named Ceindrech to their number. Scroll by Lord Owen Tegg and Lady Nicola Beese.
THLady Ceindrech’s Millrind scroll. Photos by THL Ceindrech.
Their Majesties commanded that the Order of the Millrind stay in Their Court and summoned Baroness Aine ny Allane. For her work in supporting Reigns, supporting the Sylvan army on the field, and as a court photographer, Their Majesties inducted her into the Order of the Millrind. Scroll by THLady Mairghread ui Stolbhard ui Coinn.
Baroness Aine’s Millrind scroll and medallion. Photo by Baroness Aine.
Her Majesty Gabrielle then spoke of a gentle that She had seen all over the event that day. Lady Brianna Eileen Taithlach had baked scones for the event, made banners, and taught dance. For this Her Majesty presented her with a Golden Escarbuncle and named her the Queen’s Inspiration.
The scribes who had contributed to the glory of Their Majesties court were then invited forward. Each had spent hours of their time and resources to prepare the magnificent scrolls for Their Majesties’ Court, and each were given a token from Their Majesties’ hand.
Their Majesties did then demand that Lord Owen Tegg stay in Their Court and summoned Their Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc to attend. Lord Owen’s skills at illumination, his teaching, and research into 14th Century manuscripts had earned him a place among that that Order. So did Their Majesties induct Owen as a Fleur and Grant him Arms. Scroll upon Parchment by Mistress Abigail Kelhoge, Illuminated by THLady Rachel Delicieux, Calligraphy by THLady Ceindrech verch Elidir, and Text by Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile.
THLord Owen’s Fleur scroll. Photo by THLady Ceindrech
There being no further business, the Court of Their Majesties was closed.