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Their Majesties Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri, Barony of the Bridge on 12 March AS L, to attend the occasion of the Black Rose Ball and the Investiture of new Baronial Heads.

King Brennan and Queen Caoilfhionn invited Eloi Abelard, Baron of the Bridge into Their court where he relinquished his Baronial seat and was made a Court Baron.  Baron Eloi swore fealty to Their Majesties in his new estate.

Next did Their Majesties invite into their court Ulric Von Der Insel and Clothilde Von Der Insel  who were invested as Baron and Baroness of the Bridge respectively.  Baron Ulric’s scroll was illuminated by Elizabeth Eleanor Lovell.  Baroness Clothilde’s scroll was illuminated by Shadiya Al-Zahra.  Both scrolls bore calligraphy by Nest verch Tangwistel and words by Alys Mackyntoich

Next did Their Majesties call into their court Aethelthryth Kenricing, and presented her with the garter of the Order of Gawain, and a scroll by Solskinn of Smoking Rocks with words by Nest verch Tangwistel.

The order was not complete, however.  Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri called into their court Ulf the Dragon Slayer who was likewise presented with a garter and a scroll inducting him into the Order of Gawain.  His scroll was also made by Solskinn of Smoking Rocks with words by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Her Majesty called forward all those children who had participated in Her Service Initiative.  They received tokens for their service.

All of the children present were invited before the court.  The toybox was run, and as per usual there was much laughter at the joy of the children.

Their Majesties next called into their court Mahisti of Woodhaven Manor.  They made her a Lady of the Court.  She was Awarded Arms, and received a scroll by Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille.

Their Majesties then called into their court Yamoto Koreyoshi.  They made him a Lord of the Court.  He was Awarded Arms, and received a scroll by Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille with words by Caelia Blackwold that were translated by Yayoi Rosenkrantz

Their Majesties invited into court all those attending their first, second or third event.  They were thanked for attending, and presented tokens to remember the day by.

Their Majesties invited Fortune St Keyne into their court.  They spoke of her artistic skill, presenting her with a medallion, and a scroll illuminated by Melisande of the Gryphon Wood with calligraphy by Jonathan Blaecstan, and thus inducted her into the Order of the Silver Brooch.

The Order not yet complete, Their Majesties called into court Faelin MacLochlainn.  His art widely regarded, he was presented with a medallion, and scroll by Nest verch Tangwistel, and thereby inducted into the Order of the Silver Brooch.

Their Majesties invited before them Sorcha Dhocair inghean Uí Ruairc.  For her exclellent artistic skill she was made a companion of the Order of the Maunche, presented with a medallion, and a scroll by Michel Almond de Champagne.

Their Majesties then invited the artists and organizers of the Beasts of the East calendar fundraising project.

  • Lucie Lovegood of Ramsgate
  • Analeda Falconbridge
  • Aldreda de Tamworthe
  • Catrin o’r Rhyd Fôr
  • Camille des Jardins
  • Aleksei Dmitriev
  • Rhonwen glyn Conwy
  • Cassandra Boell von Bayer
  • Sunniva Ormstung
  • Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova
  • Vettorio Antonello
  • Harold von Auerbach
  • Thyra Eiriksdottir
  • Lada Monguligin
  • Daryl Of Avalon
  • Christiana Crane
  • Alexandre Saint Pierre
  • Eleanor Catlyng
  • Stephen Calvert deGrey

Each was presented with a token of thanks.

Their Majesties called into court the companions of the Order of the Silver Wheel.  Next was Simona bat Leone called before Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri.  For her service she was inducted into the Order of the Silver Wheel, receiving a medallion and a scroll by Magdalena von Kirschberg.

Next did Their Majesties invite into their court Caelia Blackwolf.  Her exemplary service was recognized as she was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent.  She was presented with a medallion, and a scroll, and further presented with a scroll by Vettorio Antonello.

Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri next called into their court Vibeka Steensdatter aff Broen.  She answered in the affirmative that she would join the Order, and so the Order of the Laurel was called forth.  Vibeka was elevated to the order, receiving a medallion, along with other appropriate regalia and a scroll by Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille with Danish text by Thomas Frovin.

There being no further business, the court of Their Majesties was closed.  Long live the King and Queen!  Long live the Prince and Princess!  Long live the Kingdom of the East!

Compiled by Gazette Staff from the Court Report of Malcolm Bowman, Eastern Crown Herald with much gratitude to the Heralds for the court Lady Simona bat Leone, Lady Katherine O’Brien, Madame Perronnelle de Croy