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An Irish seeress, Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige, pronounces the doom of King Kenric

An Irish seeress, Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige, pronounces the doom of King Kenric

On April 5th in the Barony of Settmour Swamp, King Kenric and Queen Avelina received an unexpected visit in the court from an Irish seeress proclaiming the following:

King of the East! I speak your wyrd.
I see it in the flight of birds,
in the rising smoke, in the shifting clouds.

King of the East, I speak your wyrd.
The wolf is coming, cloaked in splendor.
The eagles scream above his footfalls.

King of the East, I speak your wyrd.
The white horse falls from the high place,
driven by the wolf, hard at his heels.

King of the East, your wyrd is spoken.

Lady Mhari Brewbane translates the words of a mysterious Irish seeress - "King of the East! I speak your wyrd."

Lady Mhari Brewbane translates the words of a mysterious Irish seeress – “King of the East! I speak your wyrd.”

This visit was followed by a Roman oracle speaking the same words.  Heeding the warning, King Kenric and Queen Avelina put their affairs in order and stepped off their thrones.  They summoned and crowned their successors, Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn, who then took the vows and assumed the symbols of the rulers of the East Kingdom.

The following are photos from Coronation.  Our thanks to the photographers, Lord Hugh Tauerner and Baroness Cateline la Broderesse.

 

The seeress Faustina Numera  Septima pronounces King Kenric's doom

The seeress Faustina Numera Septima pronounces King Kenric’s doom

King Kenric is shaken by the words of the seeresses and seeks the counsel of His Queen

King Kenric is shaken by the words of the seeresses and seeks the counsel of His Queen

King Kenric awards Mistress Eleanor Lovell His cypher

King Kenric awards Mistress Elizabeth Eleanor Lovell His cypher

Queen Avelina thanks worthy members of Her royal house

Queen Avelina thanks worthy members of Her royal house

Prince Brennan, right and just heir to the Eastern throne, Wolf of Tir Mara, answers the royal summons

Prince Brennan, right and just heir to the Eastern throne, Wolf of Tir Mara, answers the royal summons

Princess Caoilfhionn, nobly attended, answers the Royal summons

Princess Caoilfhionn, nobly attended, answers the Royal summons

King Kenric crowns His successor

King Kenric crowns His successor

Queen Avelina crowns Her right and true successor

Queen Avelina crowns Her right and true successor

King Brennan and Queen Caoilfhionn swear to protect the Kingdom of the East, sealing their vow on a reliquary containing earth from the First Tournament

Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn swear to protect the Kingdom of the East, sealing their vow on a reliquary containing earth from the First Tournament

King Brennan with the Sword of State and Queen Caoilfhionn

Brigantia anoints King Brennan and Queen Caoilfhionn with water from the Bay of the Mists

Brigantia anoints Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn with water from the Bay of the Mists

The Great Officers of the East Kingdom await the pleasure of their new rulers

The Great Officers of the East Kingdom await the pleasure of their new rulers

The Kingdom Seneschal swears fealty to the newly-crowned King and Queen

The Kingdom Seneschal swears fealty to the newly-crowned Emperor and Empress

The territorial barons swear fealty to the newly-crowned King and Queen

The territorial barons swear fealty to the newly-crowned Emperor and Empress

Queen Caoilfhionn, well-protected and wrapped in the luxurious gift of Her new guard

Empress Caoilfhionn, well-protected and wrapped in the luxurious gift given by Her new guard

Lord Martyn de Halliwell leads the assembly in chanting the Roll of Kings - "You rule because we believe!"

Lord Martyn de Halliwell leads the assembly in chanting the Roll of Kings – “You rule because we believe!”