On a glorious fall day, November 21 AS L, Their Majesties Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri did visit the Shire of Rusted Woodlands to attend the 100 Minutes War.
Before the combat could begin, Their Majesties held court. Simon Gwyn was called forth. His prowess noted, Their Majesties called forth the Order of Chivalry companions. Simon was presented with a Writ to sit vigil, and a scroll by Eloise of Coulter with words by Anya the Fearless.
Next did Brennan and Caoilfhionn invite in Ruslan Novgordocev. Further, their Majesties welcomed Ronald and Brownwyn. Ruslan was presented with a stone carved by Olaf Haroldson for his long-ago inclusion into the Order of the Tyger’s Combatant at Pennsic XIX.
Suspending their court, Brennan and Caoilfhionn visited the Rapier field. Once more they opened court, and called forth Yehuda ben Moshe. His skill with rapier noted, they called before them the companions of the Order of the Silver Rapier. Yehuda received a medallion and a scroll by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova with words by Alys Mackyntoich.
The order still incomplete, Their Majesties called into their court Æsa Sturludottir. She was presented a medallion and a scroll by Palotzi Marti.
Not yet done with the order, Brennan and Caoilfhionn invited into court James O’Galleghure. He was presented with a medallion and a scroll by Johnathan Blaecstan.
But wait, there was one more. Guillaume de Navarre was called into court and also added to the order of the Silver Rapier. He received a medallion and a scroll by Christiana Crane featuring a French translation by Kirsa Oyutai.
Their business concluded, court was suspended once more til evening.
Their Majesties opened court in the evening, inviting their cousin King Tindal of Æthelmearc to join them. The captains of the melee teams for the 100 Minutes War amongst the heavy combatants, (Simon Montgumery, the victor, and Kennimathor Geirsson) were called forward and presented scrolls by Nyfain merch Coel with words by Bjorvig Grimskald Huderson. The captains of the melee teams for rapier were called forward (Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne, the victor, and Orlando Sforza) and also presented scrolls.
Brennan and Caoilfhionn invited into court Tanaka Raiko. Tanaka swore fealty, as he does at every 100 Minutes War.
Their Majesties invited into their court young Dahlia of House Three Skulls. They spoke of her service, and invited her to become a Page of their court. They called forth the Order of the Tyger’s Cub, and presented her with a medallion and a scroll by Leonete d’Angely.
Now were the children called into court. Ciaran Ua Meic Thire became the pray of the velociraptors as they ran after the toybox to the delight of all present.
Brennan and Caoilfhionn invited into their court Titus Hostilius Nero. Speaking of his service, they made him a Lord of their court and Awarded him Arms.
Next was Talan ap Gueiluirth called before the court. He was made a Lord of the court and Awarded Arms, receiving a scroll by Ellesbeth Donofrey.
Their Majesties called into their court Ciar of Skye. She was made a Lady of the court, and Awarded Arms, receiving a scroll by Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir.
Their majesties invited into court all those attending their first, second or third event. An impressive number of newcomers came forward, and were presented with a token to remember the experience by.
A chorus of vivats welcomed them.
Brennan and Caoilfhionn called into court Lily MacRuarie. Speaking of her long service, they named her a Lady of the court and Awarded her Arms.
Their Majesties inviting Ellesbeth Donofrey before them. They congratulated her on her excellent fundraising campaign, and received the spoils of her hard work.
Akos Zekel was called into the court of Their Majesties. His works noted, he was made a Lord of the court, and Awarded Arms, receiving a scroll with illumination by Melina al Andalusiyya, calligraphy by Robin dit Dessaint and words by Dankwert Bathory.
Brennan and Caoilfhionn invited into court Rademes of Surtr’s Brood. The named him a Lord of their court, and Awarded him Arms.
Their Majesties invited Miles Bowemen before them. Speaking of his service and prowess in archery,
they called forward the companions of the Order of the Sagitarius. Thus they made him a member of the order. Miles received a medallion and a scroll by þóra Eiríksdóttir with words by Phillip Reed the Facetious.
Their Majesties called forth Frederick von Eisenfaust. They spoke of his many works and named him a Lord of the court. He was Awarded Arms and presented a scroll with illumination by Lorita de Siena and calligraphy by Nest verch Tangwistel.
King Brennan and Queen Caoilfhionn invited into their court Caterina dei Gabrielli. She was named a Lady of the Court. Caterina was Awarded Arms and received a scroll by Mariette de Bretagne.
Her Majesty addressed His Majesty, and commented on the fact that while he was not a fencer, he had claimed the Carolingian Calivers as His Own Rapier Unit. Citing her displeasure that he had taken such a bold move, she called forth The 404, and named them as Her Own Heavy Combat Unit. King Brennan
did claim that he felt he had been sufficiently trumped.
Next Their Majesties invited before them Máel Eoin mac Caíndelbáin. They Awarded him Arms, and made him a Lord of their Court.
Brennan and Caoilfhionn invited into court Vettorio Antonello. Speaking of the many scrolls which they
had presented naming him as scribe, they called forth the Companions of the Order of the Maunche.
Their Majesties made Vettorio a companion of the Order. He received a medallion and a scroll by Lada Monguligin with words by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte.
His Majesty Tindal of Æthelmearc thanked his hosts for their hospitality. Business concluded, the court
of Their Majesties Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri was closed.
Thank you to the court heralds – Phillip Reed, Ryan McWhyte, Jehane de Fenyk, and Liadin Ingen Chineada
Malcolm Bowman, Eastern Crown Herald