Their Majesties Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta, Emperor and Empress of the Kingdom of the East, on 10 May 2014, AS XLIX traveled to their Shire of Blak Rose, and held court at Whitsuntide Fest.
After a brief address to the populace, they called forth Mori Katsu. His virtues expressed, they thus made him a Lord of the Court, presenting an AoA with a scroll by Sakurai no Kesame.
Next was called before them Sadira of Montevale. She was made a Lady of the Court, and presented an AoA with a scroll by Scroll by Elisenda de Luna.
Their Majesties called before them Cian ap Cadwallader. They named him a Lord of the Court, and he was thus awarded an AoA with a scroll by Elsa de Lyon.
Master Ruslan was called before the court. He presented words from Their Majesties Lohac, as well as a sealed scroll.
Maestra Sol was called before Their Majesties. She brought with her numerous residents of Blak Rose, and presented to Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn a number of exquisite gifts.
Jessica of Blak Rose was called forward. Her many great works cited, she was made a Lady of the Court, and received an AoA scroll by Nest verch Tangwistel. His Majesty Brennan, however, issued her a quest to seek a more proper name befitting a Lady of the Court prior to his next visit to the Shire.
Then was Rodney Fythlyn Hundboldse called before the court. His talents in playing numerous musical instruments noted, he was presented with the cup symbolizing his inclusion in the Order of the Troubadour, and an additional cup for his inspiring Lady Wife. He further received a scroll by Mariette de Bretagne.
Their Majesties invited the children to come forward. They were given the chance to chase after the Royal Toybox, while avoiding the intermittent rain, and much laughter pealed across the court.
His Majesty invited forth all those who participated in any form of combat during the day. Thanking the Soldiers of the East, he presented each with coin to pay them for their continued service to Crown and Kingdom.
Next was called forward Khamsa bint Rasheed ibn Daoud al-Hourani. She was made a Lady of the Court, and received an AoA scroll by Nest verch Tangwistel.
Marcus of Owlsherst was requested before the court. His combat prowess spoken highly of, he was inducted to the Order of the Gawain. He received a garter from the arm of the Emperor, and a scroll by Katherine Stanhope.
Now came before the court Elspeth of Silverkeep. She was made a Lady of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll by Ylaire St. Claire.
Odd Wulfgarrson was called before the court. He was made a Lord of the Court, and received an AoA scroll by Harold von Auerbach.
Their Majesties called forward Elsa de Lyon. Lucan and Jana, many years before, had inducted the Lady into their Order of the Maunche. Her scroll would be presented to her now…were it not still incomplete. The pretense ended, she was presented with a Writ, and the Order of the Laurel was called forth. She would answer the question set before her at the coming Southern Region War Camp, as to whether she would join the most austere order. The writ was on a scroll created by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte.
Concluding a day of much merriment and fun, thus closed the court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta. Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!
Eastern Crown Herald
PS – Thank you to the Heraldic staff for the day! Sabine de Kerbriant, Martyn de Halliwell, and Charitye Dale