War came upon us all!  So it was that Their Imperial Majesties, Emperor Brennan Augustus and Empress Caoilfhionn Augusta, did travel to the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, and attended Pennsic War XLIII,  August 2 – August 9, 2014 (AS XLIX).

On Sunday, August 3:

Gavin MacKinnon was called before Their Majesties upon the field of battle.  He was inducted into the Order of the Tygers Combatant, and received a scroll by Culann mac Cianain.

Thomas of Effingham was called before Their Majesties upon the field of battle.  He was inducted into the Order of the Golden Rapier (he was the 100th), and received a scroll with calligraphy and words by Eleanor Catlyng, illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova

On Monday, August 4:

On the field of battle, after been sent to sit vigil the day before, Ivan Valfrekr Hroereksson was elevated to the Order of Chivalry.  He received a scroll by Elsa de Lyon.

On the field of battle, after being sent to sit vigil the day before, Wilham de Broc was elevated to the Order of Chivalry.  He received a scroll with illumination by Ro Honig von Somerfeldt, c alligraphy by Eva Woderose,  words by Angus Pembridge

On the rapier field, after the battle, Robert Earlson was called before the Crown.  He was made a companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier.  He received a scroll with calligraphy by Cezilia Raposa, illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova, words by Marguerite ingen Lachlainn

On the rapier field, after the battle, Sorcha Dhocair was called before the Crown.  She was made a companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier, and received a scroll by Sorcha Dhocair inghean Uí Ruairc, words by Ulrich Reinhart

In the evening Their Majesties travelled into The Bog.  There they found the encampment of Surtr’s Brood, and opened Court.  They called before them Gevulfr of Surtr’s Brood, and Awarded Arms to him.  Scroll with illumination by Melina al Andalusiyya, calligraphy by Robin dit Dessaint, words by Dankwert Bathory

On Tuesday, August 5:

On the field of battle, after been sent to sit vigil on Sunday, Matthew Moraveous Avdenmork was elevated to the Order of Chivalry.  He received a scroll by Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos

On Wednesday, August 6:

At Archery Champions, Their Majesties called before them Godric of Hampton.  He in turn presented to Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn newly ranked Master Bowmen:  Hope of Quintavia and Gregor von Heisler.

Godric them presented the newest Grand Master Bowman: Alexander von Heisler

In the evening Their Majesties opened up their formal Pennsic Court.

The following gentles received an Award of Arms:

Violante of Settmour Swamp, receiving a metallic scroll by Cormac Mor

Wynflaed of Bergental, receiving a scroll by Eleanore MacCarthaigh

Luther of Clan O’Niall, receiving a scroll by Katherine Barr

Madelaine de Mortaigne, receiving a scroll by þóra Eiríksdóttir

Alexandra Jacobsdochter, receiving a scroll with illumination by Lorita de Siena, calligraphy by Nest Verch Tangwistel

Tina of Lorraine, scroll forthcoming.

Gwenlianna Vachan, scroll by Constance de St. Denis, Eva, etc. (Constance was lead scribe, there were several others involved.)

Karrah the Mischievous was called into court.  She was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent, and presented a scroll by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig, words by Lucius Aurelius Varus

Otto Gottlieb was called into court.  He was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent, and presented a scroll with illumination by Camille des Jardins, calligraphy by Christiana Crane, word by Cedric of Thanet

Their Majesties called before them Judith the Uncertain.  After having been previously sent out on vigil, she was inducted into the Order of the Laurel, and received a cittern by Arden of Icombe, words by Ana de Guzman

Lillia de Vaux was invited before the Court.  Having been previously sent out on vigil, she was inducted into the Order of the Pelican, and received a scroll by Isabel Chamberlaine, words by Alys Mackyntoich

The following children were inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub:

Kyle Williams, receiving a scroll with illumination by Robert of Stonemarche, calligraphy by Harold von Auerbach

Aiden von Sommerfeldt, receiving a scroll by Eva Woderose, words by Michael Acrensus

Rose Erembourc, scroll forthcoming.

Following his writ at Northern Region War Camp, and his previous vigil, Aethelhafoc Cadgfindan (called Aethelhawk Keyfinder) was called before the court.  He was inducted into the Order of the Pelican, and received a scroll with illumination by Eleanore MacCarthaigh, calligraphy by Aleksei Dmitriev, words by Tiberius Iulius Primus

Fergus Redmead was called into court.  He was named a Baron of the Court, and presented a scroll by Lada Monguligin, words by Ryan McWhyte

Their Majesties called into their court Lottieri Malocchio.  They inducted him into the Order of the Golden Rapier, and he received a scroll by Palotzi Marti

Jeanne de Robin was called before the court.  In absentia, she was presented with a Queen’s Order of Courtesy.  Scroll by Vettorio Antonello.  She was also awarded a King’s Esteem of Merit.

Their Majesties welcomed into their court Rainillt Leia de Bello Marisco.  After having sat vigil in contemplation, she was elevated into the Order of the Laurel, and received a scroll by Carolyne de la Pointe, words by Jovonne d’Esprit

His Majesty called into the court Dziuginte Litovka.  He presented her with the King’s order of Excellence, and she received a scroll by Shadiyah Al-Zhara, words by Yehuda ben Moshe

Their Majesties called before them Johann Lederer.  He was awarded a Burdened Tyger, and received a scroll by Sarra Graeham of Birnham

Lucie Lovegood of Ramisgate was called into the court.  She was awarded a Burdened Tyger, and received a scroll by Aetheric Lindberende.

Her Majesty called before her the Captain of her guard, Einar Njorthurson (called Billy Fish).  She awarded him a Queen’s order of Courtesy, and he received a scroll by Mergriet van Wijenhorst, words by HRM Caoilfhionn Augusta

Their Majesties called before them Kenric æt Essex.  He was inducted into the Order of the Laurel, and received a scroll by Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille, words by Toki Redbeard, Latin by Steffan ap Kennydd Gregor von Heisler was called before the court.  He was named a Tyger of the East, and received a scroll by Katherine Stanhope, words by Aneleda ofFalconbridge

After court Their Majesties went shopping at Midnight Madness.  Their they stopped at the booth of Arastorm the Golden, and presented her with a Writ for a Laurel, with a scroll by Harold von Auerbach

On Thursday, August 7:

Their Majesties did pay a visit to the “War Room”.  There, they called forth Tree of the Forest, and made him a Baron of the Court.

Next they called Aiban Carr, and made him a Baron of the Court.

Then they called Manuel de Mierkolas de la Rosa Botella de Mierkoles, and made him a Baron of the Court.

Their Majesties called forth Tomasso Valeriano and Creatura Christi of Oakes.  They were each presented with a Grant of Arms.

Before the conclusion of the Pennsic War, the following awards were presented:

Tyzes Sofia (Zsof) was inducted into the Order of the Troubadour

The following gentles were named a Tyger of Valor:

HRH Michael of the West

Sir Mohammed

Jibril al Dakhil

Cedric of Armorica

Lord Septemris

Antonio Giancarlo Nicastri

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Avelina Keyes, Ryan McWhyte, Alys Mackyntoich, Mylisant Grey, Alesone Gray of Cranleigh, Sabine de Kerbriant, Donovan Shinnock, Brighid MacCumhal, Yehuda ben Moshe, Martyn de Halliwell, Anastasia da Monte, Cezilia Reposa