Unofficial Court Report for Black Rose Ball
In the forty-seventh year of the Society, upon 9 March, in the Barony of the Bridge, Edward the King and Thyra the Queen did enact and cause to be enacted the following:
Item. Their Majesties summoned the children of the East Kingdom before the Tyger Thrones and shared with them toys donated by la Chambre des Dames d’Alisay and and many others.
Item. Their Majesties welcomed those new to the Society and gifted each with tokens of the day.
Item. Their Majesties called before the Court Lillie von der Tann and thereupon awarded her Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook.
Item. Their Majesties summoned into their presence Pandaulf of Fenmere and, in praise of his work with thrown weapons, thereupon inducted him into the Order of the Golden Mantle, the which deed was memorialized with the gift of a wooden axe carved with runic text by Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea.
Item. Her Majesty caused Olafr inn orvi Haraldsson to be recognized with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Sunniva Ormstung.
Item. Her Majesty invested Simona bat Leone with the token of the Queen’s Honor of Distinction.
Item. Their Majesties summoned into the Court their servant Peronelle de Croy and thereupon awarded her Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Magdalena von Kirschberg.
Item. Their Majesties called into their presence Maurin Lessault, whereupon Her Majesty invested the said Maurin with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy; and their Majesties did further praise the exemplary skills of the said Maurin in the field of dance, whereupon their Majesties summoned the Order of the Maunche and inducted the said Maurin into the Order aforenamed, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Asenath Chamberly of Morrismount, illuminated by Eleanore MacCarthaigh and calligraphed by Kenric of Essex. Mistress Asenath then presented the said Maurin with the gift of an embroidered sleeve, with work done by Vibeke Steensdottir, Kristen de Kennett, Caelia Blackwolf, Briana Douglase and Ibhlin an Fraisch.
Item. Their Majesties summoned Arylyn faerth Bronwyn before the Tyger Thrones and thereupon awarded the said Arylyn Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Ulrich Reinhart and callirgraphed and illuminated by Sorcha Dhocair inghean Ruairc.
Item. Their Majesties called into their presence Hermankyn of Quintavia (formerly known as Hermankin of Carolingia) and, praising his passion for and skills in the art of dance, inducted him into the Order of the Terpsichore, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille.
Item. Master Yosef Alaric of the Baliset approached the Court, and begged the boon in ancient form that Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook might be admitted to the Peerage for her noble and long-standing works on behalf of the Kingdom. Their Majesties took the testimony of representatives of the Peerages and concluded that the boon sought by Master Yosef was right and just, and thereupon inducted the said Eowyn into the Order of the Pelican with Arms by Letters Patent, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane, illuminated by Caryl de Trecessan and calligraphed by Eleanor Catlyng.
Item. His Majesty announced his will and desire to select a Dance Champion in stand in stead of the King when necessary. He called forth the aforenamed Maurin Lessault and presented him with a token, and bade the said Maurin to watch for other dancers of quality, then pass the token on to a deserving dancer for the next dance, and bade that all dancers so honored to do likewise afterwards. Whereupon a great festival of dancing was held and all dancers obeyed the lawful command of their King, at the end of which it was recognzied that Philip White was the most excellent and deserving dancer of the day and worthy to be named to stand in the King’s stead; His Majesty did then further tender to the said Philip the token of the King’s Esteem of Merit.
All these things were done and lawfully enacted by Their Majesties’ hands in the presence of witnesses, upon the Feast of the Forty Martyrs. Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Their Majesties’ Herald, wrote this, upon the good report of Master Justin du Coeur.
Mistress Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea
Lady Caitriona of Greenwood Isle
Lord Gundormr Dengir