After six glorious months as our King and Queen, Their Majesties Kenric and Avelina held their last court on October 1, in the 51st year of the Society. What follows is an unofficial account of the proceedings. Continue reading
Reporting herald: Lord Kazimierz.
The following is the Baronial Court Report from the afternoon court at Falling Leaves in Exile held in the Barony of Carolingia on September 17, 2016. Baron Colin Ursell and Baroness Nicolette Bonhomme presided.
On the first of October, Anno Societatis 51, in the Barony of Bergental, there was a Coronation. By the hands of King Kenric III and Queen Avelina III, Duchess Anna Ophelia Halloway Tarragon was crowned Queen Anna III. There was a brief pause in the Coronation ceremony as Brion sang “My Queen” to Queen Anna, bringing her – and several among the attending staff and audience – to joyful tears. Queen Anna then crowned Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon as King Brion III. They took the fealty of Their Great Officers of State, and of House Runnymede, and of Their Champions, and the people of the East and swore fealty to all of them in return. Rightfully crowned, they then called for Duke Kenric aet Essex, Duchess Avelina Keyes, and Lady Aethelthryth Kenricing and gave them gifts in return for the time they served the Kingdom. They then installed the Queen’s Guard and the Lords and Ladies in Waiting to their stations, before retiring to sit in State. Some little while later, the first Court of Their Majesties Brion III and Anna III was opened.
Duchess Rowan de la Garnison, Ambassador from Their Majesties Marcus and Marguerite of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, was called before the Crown. She presented the words of Their Sylvan Majesties, words of friendship and unity, and gifts of the produce of their lands, cloth of their colours, and jewels. Duchess Rowan was warmly thanked for the gifts and instructed to bring Their Oriental Majesties’ own words of friendship back with her.
Their Majesties then called for the children of the East. King Brion spoke to the children, saying that if they wanted a toy from the chest, they must pursue scholarly deeds. He called for his Champion of Horse, Baroness Lillian Stanhope, and sent the children to follow her and learn something of horsemanship before each could take a toy.
Her Majesty then called for Duke Brennan mac Fearghus and thanked him for being a stalwart companion during Her time as Princess. She gifted him a bottle from the royal cellars as thanks for his guidance and friendship.
Queen Anna then called for Duchess Aikaterine FitzWilliam who, though not present, was thanked for the splendid Coronation garb she created for the Crown.
King Brion asked for Duke Gryffith, who was also absent, but thanked him for organising the Coronation tourney Their Majesties had requested.
Their Majesties then asked those newcomers to the Society to approach the throne and gave them handcrafted beads as tokens that they should remember the day.
Next the event stewards, Mistress Jovonne d’Esprit and Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh, were called before the Crown. They were thanked for the wonderful day they had organised and gifted bunches of roses as a thank you.
Master Julian le Scot was summoned by Queen Anna, who spoke of the fun times they had shared, the deep respect and admiration she had for him, and how Master Julian was someone who she wanted to emulate. She gifted him with a white glove and named him a Companion of the Queen’s Order of Courtesy.
Their Majesties called for Jehannette Bouchart. They spoke of her work as a tourney herald, as kitchen staff, and as a retainer for the Crown. Wishing to reward such works, They Awarded her Arms and made her a Lady of the Court. To commemorate this, Lady Jehannette was given a scroll created by Duchess Thora Eiriksdottir.
Drake MacGregor was brought before the thrones and Their Majesties praised him as a workhorse, quietly getting things done and striving to better himself. In recognition of his accomplishments, They Awarded him Arms, making him a Lord of the Court. A scroll by Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne was presented to Lord Drake so that he would remember the day.
The Crown then asked for Lord Pádraig Ó Riain, who came forward. They spoke of the many years he had been involved in the Society, his time as Seneschal, his running of events and his work setting up and breaking down events for others. Wishing to recognise his many works, Pádraig was made a Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel and given a scroll crafted by Heather Rose de Gordoun.
Celia le Taverner was summoned and Their Majesties spoke of her time attending previous Royals and her time spent braiding hair for others, and how she made others feel good about themselves. The King and Queen wished to reward such works and Awarded her Arms and gave the new Lady Celia a scroll with calligraphy and illumination by Lady Aesa Lokabrenna Sturludottir and words by Lord Arthur le Taverner.
King Brion then announced the winners of the tourney held that day. Duke Brennan mac Fearghus was called forward as the winner. He was presented a glass in recognition of his feat. His Majesty then called for Lord Corwin Blackthorn and praised his comportment in the lists and gave him a glass that he might remember his accomplishment.
Their Majesties then asked for Baron Simon Montgumery. That morning, Simon had been sent to vigil to contemplate whether he would accept the accolade of the Order of Chivalry. Simon knelt before the thrones and offered that he would be honoured to accept the belt of a Knight. Simon first returned his squire’s belt to his knight, then King Brion noted that he was very pleased to be the one to knight his great-grandsquire. Worthies from across the Known World came to speak on Simon’s behalf and, those words accepted, he was then girded with the spurs, belt, and chain of knighthood. Simon offered his oath of fealty. Their Majesties dubbed him Sir Simon Montgumery and King Brion gave him the last blow to be accepted unanswered. A scroll to commemorate the day, crafted and sealed by Pan Jan Janowicz Bogdanski was presented.
The business of the day finished, King Brion and Queen Anna thanked the people of Bergental and the people of the East for supporting Them and attending Their Coronation. On that note, Court was closed and Their Majesties processed out.
These are the events of the day as I recall them. My thanks to all the scribes, heralds, Champions, guards, retainers, event staff, and attendees for their help creating a wonderful day.
Pray know I remain,
For Crown and College,
Master Rowen Cloteworthy
Following is the unoffical court report from Smoking Rocks Investiture, held this September 3.
Richard Leviathan and Alys Attewater were made Baron and Baroness of Smoking Rocks; scribe was Solskinn of Smoking Rocks.
Ceawling Alreading was made a Court Baron; scribe was Ignacia la Ciega.
Ana Godefelaugh was given an Award of Arms; scribe was Heather Rose deGourdon.
William Bonesetter was given an Award of Arms; scribe was Tola Knityr.
Evelyn of Easton was given an Award of Arms; scribes was Katrusha Skomorokh.
Justinius Alexander Eternus was given an Award of Arms. Illumination was by Aelthelthryth Kenricing and calligraphy by Avelina Keyes.
Eleyna Hilton was given a Kings Award of Esteem.
Barabas de Celicia was given an Order of the Tyger Combatant; scribe was Heather Rose deGordoun.
The reporting herald was Alesone Gray of Cranleigh.
Following is the unoffical court report from the Closing of the Inne at Coldwood, held this September 24.
Gavin Asgarson – Gawain
Lilli of the Valley – Tyger’s Cub; scroll by Heather Rose de Gordoun
Allie of the Valley – Tyger’s Cub; scroll by Heather Rose de Gordoun
Emrys of Mountain Freehold – AoA; scroll by Lisabetta Medaglia
Emily of Mountain Freehold – AoA; scroll by Constance de St. Denis
Volkmar of Mountain Freehold – AoA; scroll by Myrun Leifsdottir
Beytill Aidenson – Silver Tyger; scroll by Mari Clock van Hoorne
Phelippe du Peirgore – OTC; scroll by Altani Khatagidai
Katherine Slough – OSC; Illumination by Lisabetta Medaglia, calligraphy by: Faolan an Screcain
Brien MacShane – Chivalry; scroll by Vettorio Antonello
Editor’s Note: A banishment was announced in this court. For more information, please see the official announcements in Pikestaff.
The reporting herald was Donovan Shinnock.
On August 27 in the Shire of Quintavia, Their Magesties Kenric and Avelina gathered with their populace to choose their new equestrian champions. Following is the unofficial court report.
Lillian Stanhope – King’s Equestrian Champion; scroll by Katherine Stanhope
Gwenillian Rhiannon of Dragon Keep – Queen’s Equestrian Champion; scroll by Katherine Stanhope
Gritta of Strangewayes – AoA; Illumination by: Lily atte Valleye, Calligraphy by: Nest verch Tangwistel
Fortune St. Keyne – Burdened Tyger; scroll by Fiona O’Maille o Chaun Coille
Alexei Dmitriev – Burdened Tyger
Shire of Quintavia – Company of Fellowship
Duncan Kerr – Silver Tyger; Illumination by: Myrun Leifsdottir, Calligraphy by: Nest verch Tangwistel
Ciarnat ni Bhroin – Maunche; scroll by Sunniva Ormstung
Doucet de Verdun – Pelican; scroll by Harold von Auerbach
The herald of record was Donovan Shinnock.
On a hot and humid morning, Their Majesties, Kenric and Avelina opened their court at the Feast of John Barleycorn in the Crown Province of Ostgardr, Canton of Northpass.
They called forth their Viceroy and Vicereigne, Guy avec Cheval and Johanne aff Visby and, after thanking them for their long years of service, allowed them to step down from their posts. They then summoned forth Sudder Saran and Lada Monguligin and invested them as the new Viceroy and Vicereigne of the Crown Province of Ostgardr and presented them with scrolls by Kayleigh MacWhyte.
They then called forth Barbeta Kirkland and bid her sit vigil in contemplation of being elevated to the Order of the Laurel. Court was then suspended.
East Kingdom College of Heralds
Report for the Court of: Kenric and Avelina
Reporting Herald: Donovan Shinnock (assisted by Yehuda ben Moshe, Anastasia da Monte, Martyn de Halliwell, Ryan MacWhyte, Liadan ingean Chineada)
Recipient, Award, Scribe
Talan ap Gueiluirth, Silver Tyger, Elen Alswyth of Eriskay
Talan Gwyllt, Silver Tyger
Kit de Coldwood, Silver Tyger
Ciaran d’alltherien Tostigh, Silver Tyger, Elizabeth Greenleaf
Sorcha Dhocair, Golden Rapier, Sarra Graeham of Bimham
Recipient, Award, Scribe
Tiernan MacAlpin, Chivalry, Padraig Dubh MacEanruig, Faelin MacLochlainn
Recipient, Award, Scribe
Eon of Carolingia, AoA, Triona MacCasky
Doroga Voronin, Silver Rapier, Nataliia etc.
Dionisio da Desio, Silver Rapier,
Lupold Hass, Golden Rapier, Palozi Marti
Recipient, Award, Scribe
Mikjall Bogmadr, Master Bowman,
Alexandre de Champlaine, AoA,
Sean of Malagentia, AoA, Fiona O’Maille o Chaun Coille
Keegan of Malagentia, AoA, Fiona O’Maille o Chaun Coille
Sean Dubh, AoA, Triona MacCasky
Marian Rose Meerstappa, Gilder,
Marguerite ingean Lachlainn, Augmentation of Arms, Heather Rose DeGordoun
Sean O Morain, Troubador, Magdelena von Kirschberg
Poplyr Childs, Apollo’s Arrow, Nest verch Tangwistel
Grimolfr Skulason, Silver Wheel, Eadaoin Chruitire
Magnus de Londres, Golden Mantle, Hawise ferch Meredith
Anelida of Falconbridge, Company of the Pennon,
Sigurthr Vigurhafn, Company of the Pennon,
Vissevald Selkirksson, Company of the Pennon,
Colin Ursell, Company of the Pennon,
Nicolette Bonhomme, Company of the Pennon,
Medhbh inghean ui Cheallaigh, Company of the Pennon,
Magdelena, King’s Award of Esteem,
Carminante, King’s Award of Esteem,
Maggie Rue, King’s Award of Esteem,
Kayleigh MacWhyte, King’s Award of Esteem,
Rolf the Carter, King’s Award of Esteem,
Remy dela Montaigne de Gascogne, King’s Award of Esteem,
Anne of Farmlingham, Queen’s Order of Courtesy,
Dom Coelho do Baraco, Court Barony, Saerlaith ingen Chennetig
Alys Treeby, Maunche, Agatha Wanderer
Isabel du Ross, Silver Crescent, Lada Monguligin
Samuel Peter deBump, Master Bowman,
Brunissende Dragonette, Laurel, Isobel Chamberlaine
Ruslan Novgorodcev, Tyger of the East, Vettorio Antonello
Recipient, Award, Scribe
Handsome Boys, Blue Tyger Legion,
Editor’s Note: Since this article was published, Their Highnesses have announced a change in the polling schedule. Updated information is available here.
Polling Orders: Prince Brion and Princess Anna’s first polling of awards is due on the 22nd of August 2016. Please send Them your recommendations no later than this date, and, as always, early is better.
At Southern Region War Camp, in the Barony of Carillion, on June 10, 2016, the following awards were given by Their Majesties, Kenric and Avelina, Reporting Herald – Master Thomas de Castellan, Treblerose.
Vachir Arslajim Elisabeth Greenleaf
Alexi Gensel C&I: Mari Clock van Hoorne, Words: Shoshana Gryffyth
Brom Der Fechten Elen Alswyth of Eriskay
Alexandros von Halstern Wynefryde Bredhers, c: Nest verch Tangwistel
Order of the Tygers Combattant:
Rory MacClellan Elizabeth eleanor Lovel, c: Alys Mackyntoich
Anton Machinevik Randall Vihar Farkas & Camma an Daraich
Order of the Pelican:
Erhart von Stutgart Christiana Crane
Lu Ann Hua Sakurai no Kesame
Dionise O’ Towie Ignacia la Ciega
Arnora Ketilsdottir Sarah Davies of Monmouth
Margretha La Fauvelle Sorcha Dhocair inghean Uí Ruairc
Order of Chivalry:
Erich Hunderman Vettorio Antonello
Declan Gobha Aesa Lokabrenna Sturladottir
Evalina von Schaidag Marieta Charay
Katherine Meade Conor O Ceallaigh, c: Lada Monguligin
Sybilla of Rona Aaradyn Ghyoot
Tim the Humble Magdalena Lantfarerin
Engracia de Madrigal Aziza al Shirazi
Suuder Saran i:Mergriet van Wijenhorst, c:Nest verch Tangwistel
Order of the Maunche:
Vivian de Dunbar Jonathan Blaecstan
Order of the Silver Crescent:
Tanczos Ilona i:Ellesbeth Donofrey, c:Palotzi Marti, w: Alys Mackyntoich
Robert the Doubtful i:Lillian atte Valleye, c: Kayleigh Mac Whyte
Order of the Laurel:
Naomi bat Avraham Lada Monguligin
Writ for Laurel:
Brunissende Dragonette Alys Mackyntoich
Order of the Master of Defense:
Orlando Sforza i:Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova, i: Alys MAckyntoich