[SCA-AE] ANNOUNCE: Court Report TRM Henri and Elena BMDL Twelfth Night Jan 30 as 44
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Report of the Court of Their Royal Majesties, Henri et Elena, Roi et
Reine d’Aethelmearc held at Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands
Twelfth Night Celebration on the 30th day of January as 44, Their
Majesties, Siegfried and Elizabeth, King and Queen of Northshield,
Their Highnesses, Thorstenn and Zaphryine, Prince and Princess of
Trimaris and Their Excellencies, Byron and Ariella, Baron and Baroness
of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands in attendance, THLord
Brandubh Ó Donnghaile, Silver Buccle, with the assistance of THLady
Anlaith ingen Trena, THLord Cadell Blaidd du and THLady Hilderun
Their Majesties welcomed Their Cousins, Their Highnesses, Thorstenn
and Zephryine, Prince and Princess of Trimaris to join Them in Court.
Their Majesties then announced that Aethelmearc would ally itself with
the Kingdom of Trimaris for the upcoming Gulf Wars.
Their Majesties called forward the Companions of the Order of the
Pelican. Their Majesties further summoned the spirit of Countess
Caryl Olesdatter. Their Majesties instructed Countess Caryl to
present herself before Them at eh Feast of the 7 Deadly Sins to answer
whether she would accept elevation to the Most Noble Order of the
Pelican for her years of service to the Principality and the Kingdom
of Aethelmearc most recently serving as Seneschale. Words by THLord
Cadell Blaidd du, Illumination by Gudney of Sylvan Glen, Calligraphy
by Mistress Gillian Llwelyn.
A cry came from the back of the hall that foreign monarchs approach,
and Their Royal Majesties, Siegfried and Elizabeth, King and Queen of
Northshield entered the court. His Majesties Siegfried spoke to Their
Majesties that he had heard word that a squire of his had run astray
and that every year at Pennsic he shamed his household by showing up
on the battlefield in tattered rags and smelling of the last night’s
parties and still clearing fields in contests of arms. Their
Majesties called forward this wayward squire and summoned Lord Angus
the Red. His Majesty Siegfried suggested that perhaps branding him
with irons or burning with acid would dissuade him from this behavior,
and serve as a cautionary tale to others, but His Majesty Henri
replied that He had another idea. Henri proposed that to stop him all
They need do is to ruin his Street Credit. This could be done by
inducting him into the Order of the Gage, and so He called forth that
order. Scroll by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova and Baroness Boudiccea
Their Majesties then Invited Their Majesties Northshield to join Their Court.
The Order of the Pelican was once again invited to attend Their
Majesties and THLady Alessandra d’Avignon was called forth. Their
Majesties instructed the order to take her to vigil and give her wise
council. Mistress Aoibhel of Dun Holen invited all to come attend the
Tailgate Party for Alessandra.
Their Majesties invited the populace to come to get to know Their
Royal Guests in attendance at the event throughout the day.
Their Majesties asked for a moment of Silence for Countess Rannveigr
Haakonardottir, and Their Excellencies Byron and Ariella asked for a
moment to honor Baroness Tatyana the Kushka, both of whom had passed
away this cold month of January.
Their Majesties gave leave to Their Excellencies to hold a Baronial Court.
THLord Deryk the Archer was invited forward and presented gifts of the
beverage kind to Their Majesties Northshield and to Their Highnesses
Lady Aibell ingen Chernachain was invited forward and charged with a
chest of toys. Their Majesties invited all the youth in attendance to
seek out Lady Aibell to receive a toy as is Their Majesties’
Lady Ceindrech Verch Elen was presented with a scroll commemorating
her award of arms in absentia. Scroll by Countess Branwyn ferch
Alethea Cowel was created a companion of the Silver Buccle for her
work assisting in kitchens and even working with heralds to research
and register her name. Scroll by Lady Margaret Stuart Quinn with
Words by Kathryn the Seer of Blackburn.
Their Majesties called forth Marinna Aragonnes and Awarded her Arms
for her many labors in kitchens, arriving at events early to set up
and staying late to clean up, and for developing her skills at dance
and archery. Scroll by Lady Vivienne of Yardley.
Their Majesties invited Duke Christopher Rawlins to attend Them. For
his pursuit of and wearing good 14th century armor on the field and
inspiring his squires and other around him, Their Majesties inducted
him into the Order of he Golden Stirrup. Scroll a work in progress by
Lady Roxanne de St Luc.
Aodhan McMichael was awarded arms in absentia for his skills at combat
archery and his assistance in kitchens. Scroll by Sir Sextus Plinius
Their Majesties called forward Lady Elss of Augsburg the autocrat of
the event. They spoke to her that They had noticed much service being
done by this lady. She autocrats, is a Thrown weapons marshal,
transporting equipment and throwers, and serves as the chronicler of
the Debatable Lands. For these things Their Majesties inducted her
into the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by THLady Anlaith ingen Trena.
Lord Ogami Arashimoto Shirou was called before Their Majesties. They
heard much of his service at events, on the Queen’s Guard, and holding
the office of knight marhsal, and so inducted him into the Order of
the Keystone. Promissory scroll by Lady Minamoto Taikawa Saiaiko.
Don Christian Amaury de Launey was called forward and inducted into
the Order of the Sycamore for his research and teaching of historical
combat manuals in fencing. Scroll limned by THLady Odrianna vander
Brugghe with calligraphy by THLord Cadell Blaidd du.
Their Majesties then called THLady Hiderun Hugelmann forward. They
thanked her for her patience and the use of her Husband THLord
Brandubh Ó Donnghaile, whom They planned to call into service 19
weekends during Their Reign as Their Herald, and presented her with a
token of thanks for her sacrifice.
Their Majesties called forward THLord Brandubh Ó Donnghaile as word
had reached Their ears that something was amiss. THLord Alaxandair
O’Conchobhair, the Kingdom Thrown Weapons Marshal stepped forward and
explained that Brandubh had achieved a Thrown Weapons average of 81.33
thus giving him the rank of Huntsman. Scroll limned by THLady Marija
Kotok, callligrpahy by Mistress Gillian Llwelyn upon words by THLady
Don Corwyn Montgomery was called forth and inducted into the Order of
the Sycamore for his proponing of the historical art of fencing,
studying performing and teaching historic manuals. Scroll limned by
Fru Ellisif of the Endless Hills, calligraphy by Mistress Gillian
Llwelyn upon words by Lady Mary Elizabeth Clason.
Their Majesties invited Master Gwilym o’r Afonydd Tair to attend Them
and inducted him into the Order of the Sycamore for his skills in the
scribal arts and the fostering hand that he lends hosting all manner
of arts and sciences workshops in his home. Scroll limned by Lady
Sthurrim Caithnes with calligraphy by Mistress Gillian Llwelyn.
Master Michael Alewright was invited before Their Majesties and a
proclaimation was issued naming him the printer to the crown.
Proclamation by Dame Margaret Makafee. Master Michael was further
inducted into the Order of the Cornelian for his gentle nature and
forsooth use of eloquent language. Scroll by Mistress Gillian
Countess Aidan ni Lier was awarded the Order of Excellence for the
labors that she continues to provide daily to her Canton, Barony and
kingdom especially in the scribal arts. Her Majesty plucked a ring
from Her finger and presented it to Countess Aidan that she may wear
it as a symbol of Their Majesties’ esteem.
His Majesty then addressed the populace and invited them to stand and
stretch as court was going long and there was still much business to
His Majesty then turned to Their Highnesses, Thorstenn and Zephryine,
Prince and Princess of Trimaris and thanked them for travelling the
long way from their homes far off to the south to attend this event.
As Aethelmearc has allied with the Kingdom of Trimaris for Gulf Wars,
His Majesty called forward heralds to issue a call to arms to join
Their Majesties as they take up the crusade to the southern lands in
defense of their good friends. THLady Myfawny ferch Rhiannon, Count
Jehan de la Marche and Maesrta Giulietta da Venezia all rose to the
Challenge issued by His Majesty and delivered speeches to rally the
armies of Aethelmearc to join in this crusade.
His Majesty then rolled for charisma and produced a 15, and with the
powers of Divine Aura he stood with a charisma of 18 to lead His army.
Their Majesties called forth Sir Graedwynn mab Teyrnon who stated
that he cannot go with Their Majesties on this crusade, but pledged
that his squires would carry swords for him and that House
Clovenshield would answer the call. THLord Gareth Kincaid came forth
and pledged that he would accompany his king and bring his house Sable
Maul to the battle. Their Majesties thanked these men for their
pledges and announced that there would be planning meetings coming up
in the next few weeks for any who would wish to go and that They would
secure transport for those who truly wish to go to Gulf Wars.
Their Majesties summoned THLady Alessandra d’Avignon forth. After
being presented by Maestra Giulietta da Venezia accompanied by members
of her household, Their Majesties invited the members of the Order of
the Pelican to join Them. The order stated that they would have
Alessandra listed among their ranks, and so Their Majesties called for
witnesses for the Lady. Duchess Morgen of Rye spoke as a Royal Peer,
Duke Christopher Rawlins spoke as a Member of the Order of Chivalry,
Master Creature Twyne Dragon spoke as Member of the Order of the
Laurel and Mistress Amaryllis Coleman spoke as a member of the Order
of the Pelican of behalf of Alessandra. Satisfied with this counsel
Their Majesties were moved to elevate Alessandra to the Peerage for
her many labors of autocrating events and supporting royalty and so
called for regalia fitting of her new station. Master Donnan the
Solitary presented the Ancestral Pelican Medallion to Alessandra,
Mistress Aleea Baga presented her with a brooch made by her hand,
Mistress Aoibhel of Dun Holen presented her with a small pin for
everyday wear, she was gifted with a circlet of Pelicans made by the
hand of Lord Bovi Farmadr, and a cloak made by Mistress Amaryllis
Coleman. Their Majesties took her Oath of Service to the kingdom upon
the Sword of State. Scroll a work in progress by Lady Sthurrim
Their Majesties Northshield, Siegfried and Elizabeth, thanked all in
attendance. His Majesty Siegfried found many of the qualities that he
admired in His Queen reflected in the people that he had met that day
from Aethelmearc and The Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, as she
had come to Northshield from the Debatable Lands. They had felt at
home all day. He had made His Queen Elizabeth a Princess Bride and so
They presented Their Majesties Henri and Elena with tokens of Their
Esteem from The Princess Bride.
Their Highnesses Thorstenn and Zephryine of Trimaris also thanked the
populace for showing them a wonderful time, despite being surrounded
by strangers they felt at home and had enjoyed the fighting and
fencing of the day. They invited everyone to visit Them at Their Camp
at Gulf Wars so that they might return the favors.
Their Majesties Henri and Elena spoke words that They saw that the
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands was well cared for and thanked
Their Excellencies Byron and Ariella for that. They thanked the
populace for all their assistance for this day and for sharing the
dream and helping to make it real that day.
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