Their Majesties, Ioannes and Ro Honig, did travel north to visit the Shire of Panther Vale. There, they did attend the event called Panteria, and much merriment was had.
On Saturday, May 27th, Their Majesties held a tournament to determine their new Equestrian Champions. After getting the tournament started, they visited the combat field, where the opened a court and called before them Alaric Godricson. Speaking of his combat prowess, they invited before them the Companions of the Order of the Tygers Combatant. He was inducted into the order, and received a scroll with calligraphy and illumination by Edward McGuyver dos Scorpos and words by Cedric of Thanet.
Their Majesties returned for the finals of the Equestrian Champions tournament. They witnessed some most excellent skills of horsemanship, and the day was won by Alanna of Skye. She would be named King’s Equestrian Champion, and received a new baldric, as well as a banner by Eldritch Gaiman, with a tag featuring calligraphy by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova and illumination by Mari Clock Van Horne.
Her Majesty Honig would choose for her champion Eleanor fitPatrick. She received a new baldric, as well as a banner by Eldritch Gaiman, with a tag featuring calligraphy by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova and illumination by Mari Clock Van Horne.
Before the close of the field court, Their Majesties invited before them Dove Galea. Noting her prowess as a youth rider, they called forth the companions of the Order of Gawain. She was inducted into the order, and received a garter from the arm of King Ioannes.
Their Majesties would convene a full court in the evening. During that court, the following gentles received the following recognitions:
Else von Ober Francken – Award of Arms – Calligraphy: Harold von Auerbauch / Illimination: Carmelina da Vicari
Barbara of Bergental – Award of Arms – Scoll by: Tola knitýr
Eleanor of Regensfolke – Tyger’s Cub – Calligraphy: Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova / Illimination: Robin dit Dessaint
Paige of House Fulton – Tyger’s Cub – C&I: Leonete d’Angely, Words by: Christiana Crane
Gracin of House Fulton – Tyger’s Cub – Scroll by: Aradyn Ghyoot, Words by: Nichol mac Donchaidh
Phineas of House Fulton – Tyger’s Cub – Ill: Mairi Crawford / Cal: Mari Clock van Hoorne, Words by: Edmund Beneyt
Embla Knútrdottir – Silver Brooch – C&I: Christiana Crane, Words by: Nichol mac Donchaidh
Astriðr Sægeirsdottir – Silver Brooch – Scroll by: Aesileif Hoarr Kona
Thomas of Mountain Freehold – Award of Arms – Scroll by: Brangwyne of Wentworth
Rosie of Mountain Freehold – Award of Arms – Ill: Vettorio Antonell, Cal & Words by: Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova
Fortune Sancte Keyne – Court Barony w/ Grant of Arms – Scroll by: Rhonwen Glyn Conwy
Solveig Bjornsdottir – Troubadour – Scroll by: Harold von Auerbauch
Saruca bint Lazari – Silver Wheel – Scroll by: Tactus Malus Scriptorium (V)
Bianca di Firenze – Silver Wheel – Scroll by: Katherine Stanhope
Bianca di Firenze – Court Barony w/ Grant of Arms – Ill: Lisabetta Medaglia / Call & Words: Eleanor Cathyn
Fia Kareman – Burdened Tyger – Scroll by: Embla Knútrdottir, Words by: Nichol mac Donchaidh
Kobayashi Yutaka – Master Bowman – No Scroll available
Kobayashi Yutaka – Sagittarius – C&I: Eva Woderose, Words by: Alys Mackyntoich
Aildreda de Tamworthe – Pelican – Ill: Þóra Eiríksdóttir, Words by: Alys Mackyntoich
Sunday, May 28th, Their Majesties did hold a tournament to determine their Archery Champions. It was a fun shoot for all, and by late afternoon the final sixteen were decided. From those sixteen they would shoot head-to-head until the finals were reached. There, Kusunoki Yoshimoto outshot all, and was named Queen’s Archery Champion. He received a new baldric, and a scroll by Magdalena von Kirschberg.
Their Majesties would call court that evening, where His Majesty chose his Archery Champion. For this honor he named Siobhan Inghean Cormaic King’s Archery Champion. She was presented with a new baldric, and a scroll by Magdalena von Kirschberg.
Additionally, Their Majesties recognized the following gentles:
Alaric the Younger – Award of Arms – Ill: Perronnelle de Croy / Cal: Henna Sinclair
Gregor von Medehem – Silver Brooch – Cal: Aesa feilinn Jossursdottir / Ill: Mergriet van Wijenhosrt, Words by: Alys Mackyntoich
Faith of Panther Vale – Award of Arms – No Scroll available
David of Panther Vale – Award of Arms – No Scroll available
Eoin an Doire – Apollo’s Arrow – Scroll by: Sunniva Ormstung
Aleta Argent – Award of Arms – C&I: Mari Clock van Hoorne, Words by: Edmund Beneyt
Thus did Their Majesties, Ioannes Emperor and Honig Empress, close their court, having enjoyed an excellent event hosted by the gracious Shire of Panther Vale.
Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald
PS – Thank you to the Heraldic staff for the weekend: Þóra Eiríksdóttir, Goerijs Goriszoon, Mari Clock van Hoorne, Leon Cristo del Camino, Marian Kirkpatrick, Bridget of Mooneshadowe, Rose Erembourc.