Unofficial Court Report: K&Q Arts & Sciences Championship
The following were enacted by Edward and Thyra in the year of the Society forty-seven, sixteenth day of February at Dragonship Haven, in common conference and in the presence of witnesses.
Item. Their Majesties summoned the children of the East Kingdom and shared with them toys donated by la Chambre des Dames d’Alisay and others.
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 convened a great gathering of artisans from across the four corners of the Kingdom and from among their number selected as the most excellent of their day Ose Silverhair, the said Ose to stand as Queen’s Champion of Arts and Sciences for the term of a year, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Dosalena Sofia della Mirandola and Kayleigh McWhyte.
Item. Their Majesties announced that David of Quintavia prevailed in the Master Alexander Younger Memorial Challenge with his creation of a leather bottle.
Item. His Majesty Edward selected Solskinn as the artisan to stand as King’s Champion of Arts and Sciences for the term of a year, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Lassar ingen Aeda.
Item. The Keepers of Athena’s Thimble presented Queen Thyra with a gift of a work bag and accessories for Her embroidery.
Item. Their Majesties accepted the fealty of Lady Sabina Luttrell as the new Kingdom Minister of the Lists.
Item. Their Majesties thanked Mistress Brunissende Dragonette for her service as Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences and accepted the fealty of Lady Gabriella de Bas Serra as the new Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences.
Item. Saint Eligius’ Guild of Enamellers made gifts to Their Majesties and the Kingdom of enameled award medallions.
Item. Cassandra Arques de Northmannia approached the Tyger Thrones and made gifts to Their Majesties and Her Highness of painted miniature portraits.
Item. Their Majesties summoned before the Court Alesone Gray of Cranlegh and gifted her with the Award of the Golden Lyre for her excellent work in sugar subtleties.
Item. Their Majesties called Christoffel d’Allaines-le-Comte before the Tyger Thrones and, praising his great labors, inducted him into the Order of the Silver Crescent, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Agatha Wanderer and Gwillim Kyneth.
Item. The aforenamed Order being as of yet incomplete, their Majesties summoned Rosette de Rheims to stand before the Tyger Thrones and thereupon inducted her into the Order of the Silver Crescent in acknowledgment of her many labors, the which deed was memorialized in a document created from a woodcut by Renne Wurm.
Item. His Majesty called before the Court Katrusha the Skomorokh and, praising her manner and garments and talents, inducted her into the King’s Order of Excellence, the which deed was memorialized in a document writ in her native tongue by Michael Acrensis, calligraphed by Carolyne de la Pointe, and illuminated by Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt.
Item. Their Majesties issued a writ to Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook summoning her to appear before the Court upon 9 March in the Barony of the Bridge, there to answer the question of whether she would accept from Their Majesties’ hands the Order of the Pelican, the which writ was composed by Alys Mackyntoich and calligraphed by Eva Woderose.
Item. Their Majesties summoned the Order of the Laurel and, assessing their number, called forth two artisans of manifold and surpassing skill to be added to the Order aforenamed.
The first so called was Siobhan ingen Chon Mhara, who has displayed surpassing excellence in spinning, weaving and other fiber matters; Siobhan received gifts and medallions crafted by many and a document created by Elisabeth Greenleaf.
The second artisan so honored was Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea, for her manifold skills in metal working; Xandra received gifts and a medallion and a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich, calligraphed by Kayleigh McWhyte, and illuminated by Ekaterina Volkova.
And I, Alys Mackyntoich, by command of the abovewritten my lord king and lady queen, having been present in the aforesaid Court, swear that all the aforesaid things were done as set forth. Witnesses of all this were Ryan McWhyte and Yehuda ben Moshe.
Photographs by Cateline la broderesse and Ygraine of Kellswood