On the 23rd day of November Anno Societatis 48, in the common era called 2014, at the end of a day filled with fierce battles, great fencing, youth combat as well as a delicious dayboard, Their Majesties Kenric II and Avelina II held Their Court. They warmly welcomed two of Their visiting Cousins to come and sit beside Them and Their Heirs, and King Timothy of Aethelmearc and Prince Guillaume, called William of Atlantia took up Their offer and took Their comfort. Their Majesties East presented each Cousin with gifts as Their Court began.
As is traditional at a Crown Tournament, the Ladies of the Rose who were present kept their watchful eye on the day. In court at the end of the day they presented tokens to those whose deeds of courtesy and chivalry in the list and out of it were superlative.
Each Rose recognized one combatant in particular as follows:
- Countess Svava Þorgeirsdóttir presented her token to Lord Erik von Hemeor.
- Countess Marguerite ingen Lachlainn (called Meggie) presented her token to THL Ávaldr Valbjarnarson.
- Countess Þóra Eiríksdóttir (called Thyra) presented her token to Lord Matthew MacGyver.
- Dutchess Katherine Stanhope presented her token to Baroness Leonete d’Angely for running the youth tourney.
In addition, Her Majesty Avelina, in consultation with the Ladies of the Rose, bestowed the Shield of Chivalry on Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius. The Shield of Chivalry dates from the reign of Queen Sedalia in AS XVIII and is given to the combatant deemed most chivalrous in the Crown Tourney List.
Mistress Kay Leigh Mac Whyte, East Kingdom Tyger Sygnet, was inducted into the Order of the Pelican last night for her long service to the Kingdom.
The illumination of Mistress Kay Leigh’s scroll was done by Lady Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt. Calligraphy by Mistress Carolyne de la Pointe. Scroll text written by Master Ryan McWhyte. Photo provided by Ryan McWhyte. (This section has been corrected. Thank you to commenters for catching our typo.)
Baron Jibril was sent on vigil last night to consider the accolade of knighthood, which he accepted today on the field.
The Court of our most excellent prince and lord, Edward II, by grace most illustrious King of the East, and Thyra, his Queen by agency of the same grace, begun and held at the Barony of Settmour Swamp, on 23 March A.S. 47, being the feast of the Thawing of the Mud; on which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm and the great men of the kingdom, earls, barons, freeholders and commissioners of the burghs to hear the following publicly proclaimed: Continue reading
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. Continue reading
When: June 29, 2013
Where: Barony of Bhakail (Philadelphia, PA)
Come, good gentles! Raise your banners and your voices high in celebration of the new Baron & Baroness of Bhakail. Join us as Their Majesties, Gregor & Kiena, invest our new Baron & Baroness, and for feasting & revelry only the likes of Bhakail can offer. The feast will be prepared by Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranleigh, with a full menu to come. There will be much music, and a chance for artisans and brewers to display their crafts & skills. Details are forthcoming.
The overall theme of these baskets is Viking, both in honor of Birka, and our fair Queen Thyra. Their Majesties may also be having Mongolian guests, if your skills lie more in the Easterly direction. Some ideas for gifts follow, but you should by no means limit yourself to the items suggested (please also bear in mind that portability is a must as many guests are traveling quite a distance):
Naabinders/Knitters: socks, caps, hand warmers—think small and cozy
Potters: cups, small bowls
Scribes: scroll blanks, homemade inks, raw materials, brushes, ink trays; personalized illuminations or heroic stories are also fun possibilities!
Woodworkers/bone workers: cups, drinking horns, pyrographies
Metal smiths/pewter casters/jewelers: coins, pendants, enamel work
Narrow workers: tablet weaving, card weaving, inkle, etc.
Seamstresses/Tailors/Embroiderers: bags, pouches, embroidery kits, stuffed toys
Cooks: sweet and savory treats in small packages; cheeses; hard sausages; pickles (please check with the Gift Coordinator first regarding known allergies/dislikes of their Majesties’ guests)
Musicians: sheet music, silver disks to play in a magic minstrel box (CDs)
And these are not the only possibilities! If you have another brilliant idea or burning creative urge, speak up!
Please direct all gift donations and any questions to Gift Coordinator – Lady Mechthild Welandstochter
mechthild.welandstochter @ gmail .com
The Court of our most excellent sovereigns, Edward and Thyra, by grace
King and Queen of the East, begun and held at the Barony Beyond the
Mountain, on 8 December A.S. 47, and in the first year of their reign.
On which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm and the
great men of the kingdom, earls, barons, freeholders and commissioners
of the burghs to hear the following publicly proclaimed:
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
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 summoned into their presence Johannes filius
Nicholai and thereupon did award him Arms.
Item. Their Majesties called before them Emelyne Deepewater and
awarded her Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document
created by Nest verch Tangwistel.
Item. Their Majesties caused to be read a document awarding Arms unto
Korric Morgan, the which document was created by Eadaoin Chruitire.
Item. Their Majesties summoned before them Jeff of Barony Beyond the
Mountain and thereupon did award him Arms, the which deed was
memorialized in a document created by Harold von Auerbach.
Item. Their Majesties summoned into their presence Safiya Shirazai
and thereupon did conduct business left to them by their ancestors of
blessed memory Kenric and Avelina. The Order of the Manche was
summoned into the Court and, upon their strength of their
commendations, the said Safiya was made one their number, the which
deed was memorialized in a document calligraphed by Jonathan Blaecstan
and illuminated by Safia al-Khansaa’.
Item. Their Majesties accepted the fealty of Master Joseph of the Red
Griffon and bore witness to his taking Rosette de Rheims as his
Item. Their Majesties called Treya Min Teanga before the Tyger
Thrones and thereupon further caused the Order of the Sagittarius to
be summoned forth. Upon the commendations of same, the said Treya was
inducted into the Order aforesaid, and gifted with a memorial of the
deed prepared in leather by Camma Orchard with poetry by Randall Vihar
Item. Artisans of the Barony of Dragonship Haven made a gift to her
Majesty of favors crafted by their hands.
Item. Their Majesties caused Cassandra Matis to be brought forth from
the kitchens where she labored and, having brought her before the
Court, did then summon the Order of the Silver Crescent and command
that they accept her among their number, the which deed was
memorialized in a document prepared by Aleksei Dmitriev.
Item. Their Majesties demanded the presence before the Court of
Cristoff Gockherhan von Loch, called Cristoff the Clockwork; and the
said Cristoff then appearing, their Majesties did discharge the
commands left for them by King Kenric and Queen Avelina, and did Grant
Arms to the said Cristoff in perpetuity, the which deed was
memorialized in a document written by Justin du Coeur and inscribed by
Constance de Saint Denis.
I do hereby bear witness and upon the strength of my signature confirm
that the aforesaid was done upon the date and in the place aforesaid.
Alys Mackyntoich, Vox Regis
Item: Their Excellencies summoned Mistress Gwendolyn of Middlemarch, representative of the Order of the Daystar. She pleaded with them to recognize members of the populace who have performed signal service to the Barony. They then summoned Duke Vissevald Selkirkson and Lady Sepherah Dryden into Court, invested them both with medallions representing the badge of the Order, and welcomed them as new members. Continue reading