On Saturday, 9 December, AS 52, Their Majesties Ivan and Matilde, Tsar and Tsaritsa of the East, along with their Highnesses Brennan and Caoilfhionn, Prince and Princess of Tir Mara, did attend the Yule Revel in Renaissance Germany event, in their Barony of Bhakail.
Following Their Majesties’ Curia, a quick court was opened. Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde requested the presence of Margretha La Fauvelle. Having previously received a writ to sit vigil, she was sent off to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.
Court was suspended, and there was much merriment during the event.
In the afternoon, court was reopened. Their Excellencies Rowen and Suba of Bhakail held court. Once that was complete, Their Majesties Ivan and Matilde continued with their court.
The following gentles were recognized during Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde’s court:
|Isbel de Kerbriant||Tygers Cub||Onora ingheann Ui Rauirc|
|Nishi’o Kageme||Award of Arms||Ian Douglas
W: Anna de Guzman
|Lillia de Vaux||Silver Rapier||Fiona O’Maille ó Chuan Coille|
|Beatrice de Warynton||Silver Brooch||Mýrún Leifsdóttir
W: Charitye Dale
|Chana Freidl the Maker||Silver Brooch||Brangwyne of Wentworth|
|Girsell MacLeoid||Silver Brooch||Magdalena Lantfarerin
W: Kay Leigh Mac Whyte
|Arsinoe Dragonette||Silver Brooch w/Award of Arms||Onora ingheann Ui Rauirc|
|Gnaea Celera||Silver Brooch w/Award of
|Mari Clock van Hoorne
|Declan Gobha||Silver Crescent w/Grant of Arms||No Scroll|
|Bird the Bard||Troubadour||No Scroll|
|Lu An Hua||Silver Crescent w/Grant of Arms||Kis Marika|
|Esmerelda Bytheway||Silver Wheel w/Award of Arms||Mýrún Leifsdóttir|
|Eleanora the Tilemaker||Silver Wheel||I: Unknown
C: Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova
|Margretha La Fauvelle||Laurel||Arianna of Wynthrope, from Aethelmearc
W: Alys Mackintoisch
|Muin Maqq Minain||Writ for Laurel||Elen Alswyth of Eriskay|
Additionally, Duke Roger of the West was summoned to run with the Children’s Toybox. When he could not be found, however, Their Majesties requested the presence of Morwill. But, Duke Roger appeared, and though possibly confused by a unique Eastern Tradition, he did take the toybox to exercise the children.
Sir Harald Hawkinson swore his fealty to the crown.
Angus Pembridge presented a tithe of honey to Their Majesties, Their Highnesses and Their Excellencies.
Business concluded, Their Excellencies Rowen and Suba thanked the musicians for performing throughout the day. Their Majesties and Their Highnesses added their thanks as well.
Thus was the court of Ivan and Matilde, Tsar and Tsaritsa of the East, closed.
Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald
PS – Thank you to the Heraldic staff for the day: Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah, and Philippe de Vigneron.