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Court - BardicIn the forty-seventh year of the Society, upon 2 February, in the Barony of Carolingia, Edward the King and Thyra the Queen did enact and cause to be enacted the following:

Item. Their Majesties accepted the fealty of Fergus and Imigla, Baron and Baroness of Carolingia.

Item. Their Majesties caused those good gentles new to our Society to be brought before the Tyger Thrones, and did gift each with tokens of the day.

Item. Their Majesties summoned the children of the East Kingdom and shared with them toys donated by la Chambre des Dames d’Alisay.

Item. Their Majesties called before the Tyger Throne the subject Metilda Grey of Lochleven and thereupon awarded her arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Martelle von Charlottenburg.

Item. Their Majesties gifted Everest of Lochleven, Alden of Lochleven, Ellery of Lochleven and Avery of Lochleven with the token of the Golden Kinder in recognition of their artwork.

Item. Having held upon this day a great convocation and assembly of bards, songsters, poets and performers, His Majesty selected from among their talented number Grim the Skald to be King’s Bardic Champion, the which appointment was memorialized in a document authored by Linette de Gallardonand calligraphed by Svea the Short-Sighted.

LucienItem. Being no less equal in dignity, Her Majesty selected Lucien de Pontivy as Queen’s Bardic Champion, the which deed she memorialized through the gift of an engraved instrument created by Marion Quyn and Grim the Skald.

Item. Their Majesties called into the Court Shannon de Valois and thereupon inducted her into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Jan Janowicz Bodanski.

Item. Their Majesties called into the Court Fiona de Valois and thereupon inducted her into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Katherine Stanhope.

Item. Her Majesty summoned into her presence Toki Redbeard and gifted him with the Queen’s Honor of Distinction.

Item. Their Majesties bestowed the token of the Golden Lyre upon Toi Poisson de Mortagne.

Item. Their Majesties appointed Lianor de Matos, Simona bat Leon, Fortune SancteKeyne and Matilda of Carolingia as Seamstresses to the Court.

Item. In acknowledgement of his manifold skills with the bow, Their Majesties acknowledged Richard of Carolingia as a Master Bowman.

Item. Their Majesties called before the Tyger Throne their subject Colin Ursell and, in celebration of his long service, inducted him into the Order of the Silver Crescent, the which deed was memorialized with gifts of multiple medallions and a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich, calligraphed by Eva Woderose and illuminated by Khioniya Nikoleva Ryseva.

Item. The aforesaid Order being as of yet incomplete, Their Majesties summoned Hugh Tauerner and, in praise of his service, likewise inducted him into the Order of the Silver Crescent, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by BoudiceaRavenhair and calligraphed by Ekaterina Volkova.

Item.  His Majesty brought before the Court Paskahalika Kananbala and thereupon presented the King’s Order of Excellence, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Eleanor le Brun.

Item. Their Majesties summoned into the Court their subject Constance de Saint Denis to answer whether she would join the Order of the Pelican; and the said Constance answering in the affirmative, the aforenamed Order was summoned forth; and many Peers giving good testimony of the said Constance’s worth, Their Majesties did invest and endow the said Constance with the Order of the Pelican, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Catrin o’r Rhyd For and calligraphed by Eva Woderose.

All these things were enacted upon the Feast of Candlemas, in the presence of witnesses.  Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Their Majesties’ Herald, wrote this, based upon the report of Master Ryan McWhyte, Brigantia Herald.

Photo by Lady Katherine O’Brien