Ivan and Matilde, Tsar and Tsaritsa of the Kingdom of the East, did visit their Crown Province of Ostgardr on February 10, 2018, AS LII. While in the fair Crown Province, they did hold both the King’s and Queen’s Arts and Sciences Competition AND the King’s and Queen’s Bardic Competition.

Before the competitions could begin, however, Their Majesties called forth Raziya bint Rusa and Muin Maqq Minain, both of whom had previously received writs, to sit vigil in contemplation for elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Cedric of Armorica was called into court. Their Majesties did name him the new Deputy Earl Marshal for Armored Combat, and received his fealty.

Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde suspended their court.

There were fierce bardic competitors, as well as many of the best artisans in the Kingdom competing. At the conclusion of the day, Their Majesties held conference with their outgoing Champions, as well as the judges, and decided who would be named to be the new King’s and Queen’s champions.

Thus was court re-opened. His Majesty began by calling forth his current Arts and Sciences Champion, Raziya bint Rusa. He thanked her for her service, and took from her the regalia of her station. Next did Tsar Ivan name his new Champion of Arts and Sciences, Elena Hylton. She attended the court, receiving the regalia and a scroll by Shoshana Gryffyth with a font by Sarah the Lymner.

Her Majesty called forth her current Arts and Sciences Champion, Sofya Gianetta di Trieste. She thanked her for her service, and took from her the regalia of her station. Next did Tsaritsa Matilde name her new Champion of Arts and Sciences, Doroga Voronin. He attended the court, receiving the regalia and a scroll by Shoshana Gryffyth with a font by Sarah the Lymner.

The Lady of the Northern Shores, Courtney Rose, did wish to see Eva Woderose. Courtney spoke of her appreciation for Eva’s Arts and Sciences entry, and presented her with a favor. Vivants followed.

Next did Tsar Ivan call forth his Bardic Champion, Chatricam Meghanta. He thanked her for her service, and took from her the regalia of her station. Then did his Majesty call forth Juliana Bird, naming her his new King’s Bardic Champion. She attended the court, and was presented with the regalia, and a scroll by Millicent Rowan with words by Chatricam Meghanta.

Next did Tsaritsa Matilde call forth her Bardic Champion, Sabine de Kerbriants. He thanked her for her service, and took from her the regalia of her station. Then did her Majesty call forth Geoffrey of Exeter, naming him her new Queen’s Bardic Champion. He attended the court, and was presented with the regalia, and a scroll by Millicent Rowan with words by Sabine de Kerbriant.

With the new champions of Arts and Sciences and Bardic named, their Majesties Ivan and Matilde did continue their court.

Their Majesties invited the children in attendance to come forward. Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova volunteered to be the sacrificial lamb, and took the toy box and the children for a run, much to the delight of all.

Court continued, and the following were gentles were awarded thus:

SCA Name, Award, C&I

Elena Hylton, King’s Champion of A&S , Shoshana Gryffyth / Font: Sarah the Lymner

Doroga Voronin, Queen’s Champion of A&S , Shoshana Gryffyth / Font: Sarah the Lymner

Juliana Bird, King’s Champion of Bardic , Millicent Rowan / WORDS: Chatricam Meghanta

Geoffrey of Exeter, Queen’s Champion of Bardic, Millicent Rowan / WORDS: Sabine de Kerbriant

Raziya bint Rusa, Laurel, Rhonwen Glyn Conwy / WORDS: Alys Mackyntoich

Cedar-san Barefoot, Troubadour, Aaradyn Ghyoot

Simon Talbot, Award of Arms, Jonathan Blaecstan

Francisco de Braga, Award of Arms, I: Lorita deSiena / C: Faolán an Screcain

Apollodora of Delphi, Award of Arms, Wulfgar Silverbraid / WORDS: Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah

Olivia Baker, Maunche, I: Ro Honig Von Sommerfeldt / C: Jonathan Blaecstan / WORDS: Fortune St. Keyne

Thorfinr Hróðgeirsson, Maunche, Aesa feilinn Jossursdottir (Feilinn) / WORDS: Vika Grigina z Prahy / Rune translation: Magnus hvalmagi

Randve’ Litill Hamar, Award of Arms , Lada Monguligin

Alanna of Skye, Silver Mantle, Katherine Stanhope

Rhiannon the Curious, Defense, Conor O Ceallaigh / Oak frame: Mongo Chinua

Ibrahim al-Rashid, Silver Rapier, Onoro ingheann Ui Rauirc / WORDS: Alys Mackyntoich

David Vázquez de Valençia, Silver Crescent, Mari Clock van Hoorne / WORDS: Alys Mackyntoich

Violet Hughes (aka Purple of An Dubhaigeainn), Silver Crescent, I: Ro Honig Von Sommerfeldt / C: Jonathan Blaecstan

Fiona the Volatile, Silver Crescent, Eadaoin Chruitire

Hugoline the Delicate, Silver Crescent, I&WORDS: Leonete d’Angely / C: Eleanor Catlyng

Alienor Salton, Silver Crescent, Katrusha Skomorokh/ WORDS: Tristan le Chanticler

Zoya the orphan, Award of Arms , Charis Accipiter

Charitye Dale, Queen’s Order of Courtesy, Glove Only

Poplyr Childs, Sagittarius, Harold von Auerbach

Patraic O’Donagal, Silver Wheel, Mairi Crawford / WORDS: Ysmay de Lynn

Roseia Poseia, Silver Wheel, Mairi Crawford / WORDS: Ysmay de Lynn

Nicole la Bouchiere, Silver Wheel, Kayleigh Mc Whyte / WORDS:Nicol mac Donnchaid

Dahlia of House Three Skulls, Award of Arms, Tegwen ferch Cydifor ap Bleddyd

Kiera of House Three Skulls, Award of Arms, Leonete d’Angely & Smalls the cat / WORDS: Alys Mackyntoich and Leonete d’Angely

Konner MacPherson, Silver Crescent, Mariette de Bretagne

Mariette de Bretagne, Silver Crescent, I: Ellesbeth Donofrey / C: Jonathan Blaecstan / WORDS: Kisume no Tanaka / French translation: Arthur de Beaumont

Violet Gray, Silver Crescent, Jonathan Blaecstan

Engracia de Madrigal, Silver Crescent, Vettorio Antonello / Words: Lorenzo Gorla

Jibril ibn `Ammar al-Fayyad, Court Barony, Scroll forthcoming

Muin Maqq Minain, Laurel, Vettorio Antonello

Additionally, the Newcomers in attendance received tokens, both from the Tsar and Tsaritsa, and the Viceroy and Vicerene of Ostgardr.

The day complete and new champions chosen, the courts of Their Majesties Ivan and Matilde was closed. Long live the Kingdom of the East!

YIS,

Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald

PS – Thank you to the additional court heralds at the event: Ryan MacWhyte, Pagan Graeme, Yehuda ben Moshe, Marian Kirkpatrick, Violet Hughes, Liadan ingen Chineada, and the Silent Herald, Lorita deSiena.