[SCA-AE] ANNOUNCE: Court Report Whitehart March 6 as 44
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Report of the Court of Their Majesties, Henri and Elena, Roi et Reine
d’Aethelmearc, held at the Tournament of the Whitehart in the Shire of
Port Oasis on the 6th day of March a.s. 44, Their Excellencies Kire
MacUrsus and Katherine Wert, Baron and Baroness of Blackstone Mountain
in attendance, THLord Brandubh Ó Donnghaile, Silver Buccle, with the
assistance of Lord Bressal MacCulloch.
Their Majesties invited Their Excellencies Kire and Katherine, Baron
and Baroness of the Barony of Blackstone Mountain to join them on the
dais, and received their oath of fealty.
Before the Tournament winners were announced, Her Majesty called Sir
Graedwynn mab Teyrnon, THLord Georg Eisenfaust, THLord Gabriel Hawkes,
and Sir THorgrim Skullsplitter and praised their efforts of exemplary
chivalry, courtesy, and honor upon the field. Whether they fought in
the name of those who could no longer fight, for those with no voice
in the tourney, or those who stepped aside from the tourney.
Their Majesties called forward the Autocrats of the event, Lady
Rignach inghean ui Conal and Lady Sebastianne du Guion. They thanked
their staff and cook, Faolan Dubh MacLochlain, and each other for
their support in making this year’s Tournament of the Whitehart a
success. They then called forward last year’s champions who had hosted
the tourneys that day.
Sir Cellach McCormick and his Lady as the Lord and Lady of the
Whitehart had hosted the heavy weapons tournament, and presented gifts
to Sir Tristen Sexwulf as the winner of the tournament. They then
presented the honor of the Lord of the Whitehart to the late Lord
Eougan Cu, who even after his passing had inspired deeds of great
honor on the tournament field that day, and proclaimed his Lady Wife
Soarcha, the Lady of the Whitehart.
Lord Captain Terrance Merrit McKlay had hosted the fencing tournament
for defender of the Whitehart and presented Herr Joseph Kildonnen as
the victor and champion, and presented him with gifts. Lord Terrace
further called upon Master Donnan the Solitary and praised him for his
inspirational Chivalry upon the field and presented him with gifts as
THLord Fintan na Coilled called forth Master Robert the Grey to stand
as this year’s Yeoman of the archers, as he had proven the most
skillful on the archery range.
Mistress Anne Grey as the Laurel Judge of the Arts and Sciences
display called forth Lady Grace the Good and presented her as the Arts
and Sciences champion of the Whitehart for her entry of hand knitted
shawl and hand spun wool.
The Lady Autocrats then presented a thank you basket to Their
Majesties for attending their event and watching over the tourneys.
Their Majesties called forth Lady Allyssa von Stahlgeist to speak
about the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Campostella to the Shrine of Saint
James. Their Majesties thanked her for her research and called forth
the companions of the Order of the Whitehorn who had worked on this
station of the pilgrimage, His Majesty spoke for the Equestrian
community and Baroness Anne Eisenkopf spoke for the Thrown weapons
community, they explained that the Order of the White Horn covers the
martial specialties of Thrown weapons, Equestrian, siege weapons and
combat archery. They then presented cast tokens made by the Hand of
THLord Constantine of clan Blackheart to all those gentles who
attended the station.
Their Majesties called forward the Members of the Order of the Scarlet
Guard who had run a pilgrimage station that day as well. THLord
Fintan na Coilled and Master Jacopo di Niccolo spoke on behalf of he
order saying that this day the order had hosted an open range to
display the talents of the order. Participants who came to the range
learned to shoot, tune their bow, make and repair arrows, and other
sundry skills essential to the archery range. They invited forward
all members who learned on the range that day to come forward and
receive tassel tokens made by the hand of THLord Fintan, and Her
Majesty presented a red hood to the youth who participated in these
stations of the pilgrimage.
Their Majesties invited Lord Dirk Bodkin the Sharp to attend Them and
charged him with a chest of toys and instructed all the youth present
to seek him out and choose a toy from its contents.
Their Majesties announced that They had Reached an agreement with
Their Majesties Dag and AnneMarie of the Middle Kingdom and so
proclaimed that Lady Brighid ingean Diarmata, Benjamin McDougal,
Elizabeth Edward, and Magdalena von Meike were now the newest citizens
Their Majesties further announced to the populace Their Thanks to Lady
Marija Kotok and the Sylvan Glen Scriptorium who had completed a
packet of scrolls and scroll blanks to be given as largess presents to
the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.
Count Jehan de la Marche was given the Aethelmearc Award of Excellence
in absentia for his submission to Their Majesties’ call to arms based
on the sermon of Pope Urban II at Clermont in which he called the
first crusade to arms.
Faolan Dubh MacLochlainn was awarded arms for his service as feast
cook, fencer, and teacher of new fencers, herald and guard for the
Barony of Blackstone Mountain, always willing to share a story of
slice of cheesecake. Scroll limned by lady Kazi enkazi with
calligraphy by THLord Cadell Blaidd du.
Their Majesties awarded arms in absentia to Gundemar Olafson called
Beaver. They had heard of his years of service on the battlefield as
a member of the Company of the Sable Maul, even taking on leadership
in the household and cooking for the camp. Scroll by Lady Helene
Hugh of York was awarded arms in absentia for his enthusiasm in
attending events, often travelling far to be found assisting in set up
and tear down, he has even researched a name and device for himself.
Scroll calligraphed by Mistress Gillian Llwelyn.
Their Majesties inducted Lady Yndridr Yngvarsdottir into the Order of
the Keystone in Absentia for her long service as chronicler,
chirurgeon, and waterbearer, serving at the Chalkman Pub at Pennsic
with a smile. Scroll embroidered on Silk by Lady Ysabeau Tiercelin.
Their Majesties summoned Lord Bjorn Bunhaus Olafsson before Them and
Inducted him into the Order of the Keystone for his service as an
officer to the Shire of Misty Highlands, serving as webminister,
deputy exchequer, archery marshal, and thrown weapons marshal. He
further served on the Queen’s guard, makes scrolls and award
medallions, and autocrats events. Scroll by Lady Marija Kotok.
Their Majesties read a scroll commemorating THLord Gareth Kincaid’s
induction into the Order of he Sycamore into the record, made by Lady
Ismay Ponde, upon a text by Count Jehan de la Marche.
Lord Dagr Snaebjorn Bjarnarsson was inducted into the Order of the
Golden Alce in Absentia for his prowess in heavy weapons and teaching
the skills of battle to new fighters. Scroll by Lady Helene Al-Zarqa.
Lord Grimnar Lakverson was inducted into the Order of the Golden Alce
in absentia for his 5 years of experience on the heavy weapons field
fighting with Sable Maul. Scroll limned by THLord Caoinlean
Seanchaidh called Tower, calligraphy by Mistress Cynthia Love of the
Tower, upon a text by Lady Katerina de la Marne and Lord Kenn the
Their Majesties summoned Their Order of the Millrind and had the
members of that order bear witness to new additions to the order.
Lady Bera of Tavastland was inducted into the Order of the Millrind in
absentia for her service as the lifeblood of the Shire of Sylvan Glen,
recruiting and transporting new members, service as herald,
seneschale, youth marshal, autocrat, working on scrolls, and
volunteering at heralds point at Pennsic. Scroll by Lady Vivienne of
Their Majesties further inducted Lady Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir into the
Order of the Millrind in Absentia for her long service as autocrat
having run the siege of Glengary event 4 times, serving as Sylvan Glen
Chronicler and guest editor for the Arts and Sciences Aestel, and
overall seeing to the health of the shire of Sylvan Glen. Scroll
Limned by Baroness Boudiccea Ravenhair, calligraphy and words by
Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.
Their Majesties spoke to the assembled populace, that They had been
very impressed by the tournaments of the day and how they exemplify
the ideal that the goal is not merely to win and who won and lost, but
weighs nearly as heavily upon the chivalry that each combatant
displays upon the field. Their Majesties spoke of Gulf Wars and that
they looked to field and army of over 30 fighters, and over 50 members
total had pledged to go on the Crusade. This represents the largest
force that has ever left Aethelmearc for any foreign war. Their
Majesties were truly touched by the generosity of the kingdom in this
venture, They had received gas cards to feed the caravans of vehicles
on the trip, and even plane tickets to transport more people to the
war. Their Majesties spoke briefly of the arts and how They wish to
see the arts flourish in all areas of the kingdom and urged the
populace to foster the arts wherever they can.
Court Continued at Feast.
Regnalis was called before Their Majesties and They presented her to
the Popualce as Lady Regnalis, awarding her arms for her skills in
sewing garb and beading, and upon the Fencing field. Scroll in
Progess, words by THLord Brandubh Ó Donnghaile.
Their Majesties called forth Annora Draper and awarded arms unto her
for her skills at archery and sewing garb, and for her services as
autocrat and Chatelaine of the Shrie of Port Oasis. Scroll in
progress with words by THLord Brandubh Ó Donnghaile.
Luca de Cola was awarded arms for her researching and publishing
articles in the Arts and Sciences Aestel, skills on the fencing field,
assistance in kitchens, and just being an extra pair of hands wherever
one was needed. Scroll in Progress with words by THLord Brandubh Ó
Their Majesties called forward Lady Rosalinda of Port Oasis called
Mama Rosa and Lord Wulfstan the Wise and created both of them
companions o the Order of the Cornelian for their grace and voice of
reason even as he tides of drama rise in the shire, they have been
able to calm so many situations, and make everyone feel welcome.
Scrolls to be forthcoming, words by THLord Brandubh Ó Donnghaile.
Their Majesties called THLord Georg Eisenfaust and Lady Rhiannon of
Ravenglass before Them. They bestowed the Aethelmearc Award of
Excellence on Lady Rhio for her efforts going above and beyond
expectations to insure that Their Majesties’ ladrgess pouches were
always filled with gifts to give and making sure that Their Majesties
always ha whatever They needed, be it band aids, or safety pins.
Their Majesties also Bestowed the Aethelmearc Award of Excellence to
Georg for his inspirational performance in the Tournament of the day,
in which he helped us all celebrate the life of the late Lord Eogan
Cu, as he had been a great supporter of this event in his life.
Their Majesties thanked all for contributing to the event and insuring
that everyone present enjoyed the event.
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