On November 11, AS 52, Tsar Ivan and Tsartisa Matilde ventured to their Barony of Dragonship Haven, to witness the Saint Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition.
After an excellent day observing the works of many of the East Kingdom’s finest artisans, Their Majesties convened court.
Their Excellencies Dragonship Haven, Baron Joseph of the Red Griffin and Baroness Bronwen Rose of Greyling, named the winners of the competition. They also presented awards to numerous gentles of the Barony.
Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde resumed their court, and invited Dionisia of Haus Ragnarsson to attend. Having previously received her Award of Arms, they presented her a scroll with calligraphy and words by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte, illuminated by Mairi Crawford.
Their Majesties invited the Children attending the event into their court. They called forth Angus Pembridge to take the basket of toys and lead the children on a merry chase.
Next did the Tsar and Tsaritsa invite into court Mikkel Bildr. Having previously received a Silver Rapier, they presented him with a scroll by Eva Woderose with words by Alys Mackyntoich.
Their Majesties next called before them those in attendance of their first, second or third event to receive tokens.
Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde invited into their court Mýrún Leifsdóttir, Olaf Shieldbreaker, Finnguala ingen Neill meic Chuicc and Bartholomew of Northampton. Speaking of their excellent artistry, Their Majesties did present to each an Award of the Golden Lyre.
Their business complete, Their Majesties closed court. Long Live the King and Queen! Long Live the Prince and Princess! Long Live the Kingdom of the East!
Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald