Unofficial Court Report for the Feast of John Barleycorn
On a hot and humid morning, Their Majesties, Kenric and Avelina opened their court at the Feast of John Barleycorn in the Crown Province of Ostgardr, Canton of Northpass.
They called forth their Viceroy and Vicereigne, Guy avec Cheval and Johanne aff Visby and, after thanking them for their long years of service, allowed them to step down from their posts. They then summoned forth Sudder Saran and Lada Monguligin and invested them as the new Viceroy and Vicereigne of the Crown Province of Ostgardr and presented them with scrolls by Kayleigh MacWhyte.
They then called forth Barbeta Kirkland and bid her sit vigil in contemplation of being elevated to the Order of the Laurel. Court was then suspended.
That afternoon court was reopened. Guy aven Cheval and Johanne aff Visby were again summoned forth and thanked for their service. Sir Guy was made a Baron of the Eastern Court and gifted by His Majesty with the gift of six pearls that might be affixed to his coronet and a scroll by Elizabeth Greenleaf. Baroness Johanne was then thanked with a scroll by Alys Mackyntoich and Elizabeth Elenore Lovell which granted to a pension appropriate to her station from the duties, fees, and other revenues from the lands of Brokenbridge.
Their Majesties then called forth the children of the East to receive gifts from the royal toybox. Whereas in the past the children chased the toybox bearer like a pack of wild wolves, on this day their actions were described by His Majesty as a swarm, as they descended upon Baron Dansk from all directions swiftly bearing him to the ground before he could take a single step.
Cailleach Dhé ingen Chiaráin was then called into court and was Awarded Arms for her service and presented with a scroll by Aaradyn Ghyoot.
Newcomers to the Society were then summoned forth and received diverse tokens from their Majesties.
The Guild of Athena’s Thimble was then invited into court where they made Her Majesty a gift of a wool Hedeby shoulder bag. The bag was hand spun, woven, and dyed as were the threads used for the embroidery. The wooden stretchers were hand made out of Curly maple with strawberry leaf accents in the center. The strap was made from grey silk with wool embroidery of three keys from Her Majesty’s personal heraldry. The side of the bag was decorated with twin eagles based on a Swedish find and chosen due to Her Majesty’s love of the birds.
Their Majesties then called forth Stephan O’Raghaillaigh and inducted him into the Order of the Apollo’s Arrow for his skill with a bow and service as a marshal. He was presented with a scroll by Svea the Short-sighted.
Ceinwen ferch Llewellyn ab Owain was then summoned, and her skill at embroidery remarked upon by Their Majesties. She was then made a Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch and presented with a scroll by Marieta Charay.
One Gunnar Alfson was summoned into court and his prowess as an armored fighter was much praised. He was then inducted into the Order of the Silver Tyger.
Jenna Childerslay was then summoned into court but could not be located as she was laboring in the distant kitchens.
Their Majesties then summoned forth Brochmail of Anglespur and made him a Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescet for his service to the Shire of Midland Vale and the Kingdom as a whole. He was presented with a shiny scroll by AEsa Lkabrenna Sturladottir with words by Aislinn Chiabach.
Barbeta Kirkland was summoned back into court to answer the question put before her that morning. Members of each peerage spoke of her skill as a lacemaker, her contributions to the Guild of Arachne’s Web, and her enthusiasm and passion for her art. Upon hearing these words, Their Majesties asked her if she would join the Order and she assented. The Order of the Laurel was summoned, and Barbeta was awarded the regalia of a medallion, coif, and apron to show her new station and she then swore fealty to the Crown of the East. These events were memorialized in a scroll by Alexei Dmitriev and Sarah Davies and a painting by Eleanore MacCarthaigh.
At that time, Jenna Childerslay having been located, she was called into court. Despite her protestations of innocence, Their Majesties spoke of her great service to newcomers to the society and inducted her into the Order of the Silver Crescent and presented her with a scroll by Palotzi Marti.
His Majesty then addressed the populace of Ostgardr, speaking of the warmth of their welcome and the enjoyment of the day, and court was then closed.
To the above I, Baron Yehuda ben Moshe, bear withness as the Herald of record. These events were witnessed by Master Ryan Mac Whyte and Baroness Maria Erika von Ossenheim