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!
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.