His Majesty, Brennan Augustus, Emperor of the Kingdom of the East, without his Empress Caoilfhionn Augusta, on 14 June 2014, AS XLIX traveled to his Shire of Eisental, and held a brief court at East Kingdom War Camp.

It was reported to me that these things did happen:

His Majesty called forth Ethrelinda du Eisental and Gabriel of Eisental. They were, repectively, made a Lady and Lord of the Court, and presented AoA scrolls with illumination by Ellesbeth Donofrey and calligraphy by Jonathan Blaecstan.

Later in the day did His Majesty call forward Sigridh Bengtsdotter. He did name her a Lady of the Court, and Awarded her Arms. Her scroll, by Vettorio Antonello, is forthcoming.

Thus closed the court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta. Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald

PS – Thank you to the Heralds for the day – Ellesbeth Donofrey and His Majesty Brennan Augustus.

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It was gorgeous day upon which Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta, visited their Barony of An Dubhaigeainn on 21 June 2014, AS XLIX for the competition to choose their Champions of Arms.

There was some most chivalrous and outstanding fighting.  The finals came down to Culann mac Cianainand Kenric æt Essex.  Following several impressive passes at arms, Kenric emerged as victor, and would be named King’s Champion of Arms.

At the beginning of court Konrad der lowe Von Ulm relinquished his title as King’s Champion to Kenric, who was presented the regalia of the King’s Armored Champion, and a scroll by Eloise of Coulter.

Before Konrad was to step down, however, His Majesty had another honor to bestow upon his outgoing champion.  Dude.  Dude dude dude dude.  Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude!  Dude!  DUde.  Duuuuuuuuud….duuuuuuuuuuuud….duuuuuuuuuuuud…..DUDE DUDE!! (Dude dude dude dude dude dude dude dude).  Dude…YOU ROCK!

(Translation – Konrad was presented with a King’s Esteem of Merit).

Ryouko’jin Of the Iron Skies was thanked for his service, and relieved of his duties as Queen’s Armored Champion.  Her Majesty, in agreement with Her Highness, chose Ivan Ivanov.  Ivan received the regalia of the Queen’s Champion of Arms, and a scroll by Eloise of Coulter.

Their Excellencies An Dubhaigeainn were invited before the court.  They presented largess to Their Majesties they had collected for Their Majesty’s challenge.

Her Highness Thyra presented a token to Hrafn Bonesetter for his chivalry and prowess during the tournament.

Conall o Ceallaigh was called before the court.  He was named a Lord of the Court, and thus Awarded Arms.  A scroll would be forthcoming.

Next was Nikolai Wegener invited before Their Majesties.  He was named a Lord of the Court, and presented an AoA scroll with calligraphy by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte and illumination by Vettorio Antonello.

Their Majesties welcomed into their court Hannali of An Dubhaigeainn (Hannah of House Three Skulls).  They spoke well of her, and inducted her into Their Order of the Tyger’s Cub.  A scroll would be forthcoming.

Her Majesty invited before the court those Children participating in Her Majesty’s Service Challenge.  They were presented with the beads symbolic of the work they had done that day.

The rest of the children in attendance were called before the court.  Radames accepted the challenge of serving as Human punching bag, and was chased rather far by the children when he ran with the Royal Toy Box.

Their Majesties invited forth Hermina de Pagan.  She was named a Lady of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.

Next Miriam Giant Killer was called forth into court.  After explaining the origin of her name, she was named a Lady of the Court, and received an AoA with a scroll by Lassar ingen Aeda.

His Majesty did request the presence of Matheus Weasel (formerly Matthias Tiberius, the Weasel).  His Majesty spoke of Matheus’ most impressive achievement in pulling together a fantastic feast in less than three days time.  For this and his other impressive body of work, His Majesty presented to Weasel a King’s Esteem of Merit.  There was a scroll with calligraphy by Jonathan Blaecstan and illumination by Melisande of the Gryphon Wood (called Plunder).

Aurora Whitehill was invited to attend Their Majesties court.  She was named a Lady of the Court, and received an AoA with a scroll by Onóra ingheann Uí Rauirc.

The household of Surtr’s Brood were called forth.  They formed their ranks, and presented Brom de Fechten to Their Majesties.  His service cited, he was named a Lord of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll featuring illumination by Melina al Andalusiyya, calligraphy by Robin dit Dessaint and words by Dankwert Bathory.

Their Majesties requested the presence of Bran Dayton.  The named him a Lord of the Court, and he received an AoA with a scroll by Anastasia Henrich.

Their Majesties invited Ryouko’jin Of the Iron Skies to attend their court.  He had a presentation to make to Tombo no Tanaka.  He marked her passage from youth to the way of the Samurai, and presented her several appropriate gifts.  This, however, led to Their Majesties requesting Tombo’s presence.  Her skill at combat expounded upon, the companions of the Order of Gawain were called forth.  Tombo received a garter from His Majesty’s arm, and a scroll with calligraphy by Mariette de Bretagne and illumination by Aziza al-Shirazi.

Their Majesties noted that the previously orderly members of Surtr’s Brood Houshold were getting noisome, and demanded their return into court.  Once they had formed ranks before the crown again, their own Dankwert Bathory was called before the thrones.  Their Majesties did thoroughly surprise Dankwert, and made him a Baron of their court.  He was presented with a leather coronet by Culann mac Cianain and a scroll by Lada Monguligin.

It was the conclusion of a great day, and thus closed the court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta was closed.  Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Martyn de Halliwell and Yehuda ben Moshe.  Additional thank you to Eva Woderose for on-site scribing.