[SCA-AE] ANNOUNCE: Court report TRM Henri et Elena Heralds and Scribes Feb 20 as 44
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Report of the Court of Their Royal Majesties, Henri et Elena, Roi et
Reine d’Aethelmearc held at the Heralds and Scribes Collegium in the
Shire of Abhainn Chiach Ghlais on the 20th day of February anno
societatis 44, His Royal Highness, Malcolm, Prince of Aethelmearc and
Their Excellencies, Gunnar and Barbary Rose, Baron and Baroness of the
Endless Hills in attendance, THLord Brandubh Ó Donnghaile, Silver
Buccle, with the assistance of Master Thomas de Castellan.
Their Majesties called forth Baroness Roberta Rhiannon McMorland and
questioned if she was ready to sit vigil in contemplation of elevation
to the Most Noble Order of the Laurel. Upon her assent, Their
Majesties summoned forth the Companions of the Order of the Laurel and
tasked them with giving their counsel to Baroness Roberta.
Their Majesties thanked the members of the populace of the Shire of
Abhainn Chiach Ghlais for their diligent efforts to host this
collegium and invited the members of the populace who had not had a
chance to meet Their Majesties to seek Them out during the day.
Their Majesties invited Lady Ariel of Greenwich forward to speak as
the Editor of the upcoming Arts and Sciences edition of the Aestel.
Lady Ariel announced that she was now accepting articles for that
publication and urged the populace to seek her out with their
Their Excellencies Gunnar and Barbary Rose of the Barony of the
Endless Hills asked for a moment of Their Majesties’ time. Their
Excellencies mentioned the negotiations for the loot from the upcoming
Barony Wars event that had been spoken of at the Feast of the Seven
Deadly Sins, and that they had brought loot to pay for Their
Majesties’ share. Their Excellencies presented a necklace made by the
hand of Abigail Greywolf for Their Majesties’s use as gifts at Gulf
Wars. Their Majesties thanked Their Excellencies for their speedy
answer to the question of the division of the loot, but Their
Excellencies had more. His Excellency Gunnar gave a whistle to summon
forth a steed dressed in full barding of scarlet bearing the arms of
the Kingdom of Aethelmearc. Their Excellencies explained that this
was the first set of horses barding made by Her Excellency Barbary
Rose, from materials donated by members of the Barony of the Endless
Hills, and that they would complete a second in time for Their
Majesties to take with them for Their use at Gulf Wars and future
equestrian events. Their Excellencies further invited His Highness
to use the barding in a mounted procession for courts and at the
Kingdom Equestrian championships to take place at Barony Wars. Thair
Majesties thanked them for their generosity and replied that they
looked forward to the Barony of Delftwood’s share of the loot as well.
Their Majesties did invite Maitre Gilles de Beauchamps to attend Them
as the autocrat of the event. Maitre Gilles showed the teachers
tokens that had been made by Master Egil the Dane with hand made glass
beads by Lady Aine ingen ui Aengusa. Maitre Gilles spoke of the
extraordinary service that Master Egil had given to this event,
fulfilling any task that arose, and asking what more he could do.
Egil had even completed the teachers tokens while recuperating in the
hospital form a cardiac incident.
Their Majesties saw fit to bestow the Aethelmearc Award of Excellence
on Master Egil the Dane, for this highly indicative act of service
rendered. Her Majesty gave a token to Maitre Gilles and asked that he
deliver it to Master Egil for Her as he was still in the hospital.
However, Their Majesties required that Maitre Gilles de Beauchamps
stay a bit longer in Their court. Their Majesties spoke of teachers
and this collegium was a day to celebrate teachers. Their Majesties
had become impressed with the teacher in Gilles, they had long taken
pleasure form reading the articles that he published on many and
varied subjects in the Aestel. The knowledge coming from his
extensive research into aspects of medieval life, was truly inspiring,
and his love and teaching of dance brought pleasure to so many. Their
Majesties called for Their Order of the Fleur d’Aethelmearc to come
forward and inducted Maitre Gilles into that august order. Scroll by
Lady Marija Kotok.
THLady Myfanwy ferch Rhiannon was called forward and awarded the
Aethelmearc award of Excellence for her rise to His Majesty’s
challenge of delivering a call to arms in a period fashion at
Debatable Lands Twelfth Night. Her Majesty gave THLady Myfawny a
necklace as a token for this honor.
Their Majesties Awarded Arms to Richard de Derby for his enthusiasm in
the thrown weapons community. This good gentle had gone far to
develop his skills as a thrower and trained others to do so as a
marshal on the thrown weapons line. Scroll by Lady Mary Elizabeth
Clason with words by Mistress Gillian Llwelyn.
Their Majesties summoned Mistress Antoinette de la Croix and Lord
Gordon of Westover before Them. His Majesty spoke from His heart
words of thanks to these two good gentles who had lent their support
to His Person and His household on so many occasions, and personally
helped His Majesty through difficult times. So Their Majesties
Granted Gordon Arms and created the pair a Baron and Baroness of Their
Court. Scrolls in Progress by Fruthikona Hrefna in heppna
Their Majesties invited all who had taught classes during the day to
stand and be recognized, for this day was truly a celebration of the
Baroness Roberta McMorland was summoned forth, Their Majesties
questioned if she was prepared to fulfill the task that had been set
before her. Mistress Mathilde des Pyrenees then took the green belt
from Roberta and released her to stand as her own free woman. Their
Majesties called forward the Order of the Laurel. Their Majesties
called for witnesses to speak on behalf of Roberta and heard the words
of Count Robin Wallace as delivered by Countess Isabeau de l’Isle as a
royal peer. Prince Malcolm MacEoghainn spoke for her as a member of
the Order of the Chivalry. Mistress Mathilde des Pyrenees spoke a
companion of the Order of the Laurel. Mistress Alicia Langland spoke
as a companion of the Pelican. Their Majesties satisfied with the
testimony given on behalf of this lady and called for regalia to mark
her as a peer and member of the Order of the Laurel. A wreath
medallion was hung from her neck, a cloak with the leaves of the
laurel was hung on her shoulders, a circlet of laurel was placed upon
her brow, and she was presented with the ancestral fruitcake of the
Order of the Laurel. Their Majesties heard her oath of fealty and
presented her to the populace as a Mistress of the Laurel. Scroll by
Mistress Cori Ghora with words by Mistress Alys MacKyntoich.
His Highness Malcolm expressed his gratitude to the populace for
attending, teaching and working to make the event happen.
Their Majesties spoke words of thanks to the Shire of Abhainn Chiach
Ghlais, for They had received nothing but support from the people of
this fine shire, since the moment Henri won Crown Tournament hosted by
the shire up until this very day, the peoples shone brightly here and
felt like family to Their Majesties and had Their most sincere thanks.
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