Here on the eve of 12th Night, as I complete my first year as Brigantia Principal Herald, I needed to thank a bunch of people.
First and foremost, I MUST extend my personal thanks to all the members of the East Kingdom’s College of Heralds for their support and hard work over the last year. In all the Known World the East’s College leads the way in research, in performance, and in hard work. In 2013 the east processed FIVE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE submissions. That is the most of ANY KINGDOM IN THE SCA! Caid, in second place, processed 419. The East was responsible for fourteen percent of ALL submissions processed across the entire SCA.
This mountain of work could not have been completed without the support and incredible work of the members of the Brigantia Principal Heraldic Staff. Mistress Lyanna, Lord Conogan, Mistress Alys, Lord Joscelyn, Lady Lillia, Baroness Treannah, Duchess Katherine, Lord Yehuda, Lady Mari, Duchess Anna, Lord Lorenz, Baron Mael Eoin, Baron Rowen, and Baroness Lisl, my infinite thanks to you all for stepping up and keeping the machine running.
I wanted to thank His Grace Edward and Her Excellency Þora for their support and decision to appoint me to this position. I also thank them for their patience with me when I had to take over as their Vox Regis for a while. It was an adventure serving you both as Vox and as Brigantia.
I want to thank Their Graces Gregor and Kiena for affording me the honor of being the East Kingdom’s War Herald for Pennsic 42. It was an experience I will never forget and the lessons learned in that week I will use to serve the Kingdom even better this coming Pennsic. It was fun getting to know you both better and I hope the horses are well sheltered on this cold and snowy day.
I want to thank King Kenric and Queen Avelina for their continued support. It is always interesting dealing with prior Brigantia, and is doubly interesting dealing with former Brigantia who are King and Queen.
I wanted to thank Prince Brennan and Princess Caoilfhionn for their confirmation of my position as the East Kingdom’s War Herald for Pennsic 43. I know we’re going to have a ton of fun.
Lastly I want to thank Mistress Alys, Baroness Treannah, and Baron Rowen for taking up the mantle of Vox Regis for this past year’s reigns. Thanks to each one of you for doing all the hard work of making every court look seamless. It’s always a pleasure to watch any of you three run Courts.
So,lets get Year two underway,
Master Ryan Mac Whyte
Brigantia Principal Herald of the Kingdom of the East
Intendo ad Pravis.