Maréchal Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne wins three of four bouts to become Kings Rapier Champion.
Maréchal Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne wins three of four bouts to become Kings Rapier Champion.
The final two combatants are Sir Ivan Ulrichson and Maréchal Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne.
The following eight fencers are still in the tournament to become Champion:
Sir Ivan Ulrichson
Maestra Sorcha Dhocair
Maréchal Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne
Lord Jacobus Jager Dracke
Don Robert Tytes
Lord Morwill McShane
Master Antonio Patrasso
Master Caine Ramsey
The wheel turns and as the longest night approaches, it is time to celebrate the season with friends and family. On the 1st day of December A.S. LIII, known in the common era as 2018, in the Kingdom of the East the people gathered together to do just that. This celebration of Yule, hosted in the Barony of Bergental with the cooperation of Barony Beyond the Mountain, was attended by many, including The König and Königin of the Kingdom.
Joyous activity of all sorts were planned for the day. There was to be an Arts and Science display and classes, performances, merchants, Bergental’s Luminary competition, a Spear Tourney, the Heavy Weapons Champion’s Tournament for the Barony Beyond the Mountain, and a fencing list, all the delights of the season. But before the martial activities could begin, King Wilhelm bade his herald to gather everyone’s attention, and to open His court. He spoke about the desire that drives a fighter to train and practice and want to get better. He spoke about a fighter who has this spirit, one Svafnir Thorvaldson, and as she presented herself before Him, the order of the Silver Tyger was also called forth, that she might be added to their ranks. With a medallion and a scroll by Lorita deSiena, it was done – and court was suspended, that all might enjoy the day’s offerings.
Later in the day, all gathered in the great hall, that The King and Queen might hold court. Once all had found seats and the procession was completed, Their Majesties exchanged gifts with the Baron of Bergental, Johannes Filius Nicholai, and then allowed him to hold his court. In his court competitions were discussed and champions named, and worthy gentles where added to the Baronial orders.
Once Bergental’s court was concluded, Their Majesties exchanged gifts with the Baron and Baroness of Beyond the Mountain, Mark Red Hand and Gwenllian Ferch Llewelyn, and then allowed them to hold their court. They too spoke of competitions and named champions, and then added worthy gentles to their Baronial orders.
Now a discussion ensued – for it seemed there were people who resided in Barony Beyond the Mountain, who were currently serving as champions of the Barony of Bergental. With some careful negotiations a trade agreement was struck, and peace was able to continue between the baronies.
Now Royal Court was begun. The first to hear their name called before the King and Queen was Eryn fitzPatrick. The young woman was quite an equestrian and Her Majesty spoke of how impressed She was by Eryn. Then The Queen had the order of the Gawain called forward, and with a green garter and a scroll made just for her by Leonete d’Angely, Aeryn was added to their numbers.
Their Majesties thought that now would be an excellent time to call forward Agapios Cargos. Four weeks previous, Agapios had volunteered to run with the toy box that the children of the East might enjoy a merry chase. While there was some brief discussion as to whether Agapios was brave or foolish, he seemed to realize that sneaking out of court with the toy box increased his odds of survival, and slowly began to do so – but the children of the East are wise (and eager) and well before the count of 3 was concluded, they were running pel mel after poor Agapios.
Next to hear their name was Aurelia Colleoni a’Buccafurno. For all of her art, drawings, garb and baking – Their Majesties were eager to add her to Their order of the Silver Brooch. Once the order was assembled around her, the scroll by Fiona O’Maille was read, and a medallion placed round her neck, and her addition to the order was complete.
Now King Wilhelm and Queen Vienna had Their order of the Silver Mantle called forward. For they felt this order was not complete, and They would add a few gentles to their numbers this day. First was Safiya al-Naghira who is the number one ranked woman in the East for thrown weapons, and the Queen, as all should know, is quite fond of throwing weapons. Safiya was read words that Their Majesty’s herald, Treannah had written and was given a medallion and promised that a Scroll was forthcoming.
Thrainn Steinsson was next to be called forward to be added to the order of the Silver Mantle. The Queen talked about how well he had done in Their Thrown Weapons Championship and he too was read words that Their Majesty’s herald, Treannah had written and was given a medallion and promised that a Scroll was forthcoming. With that Their Majesty declared the order complete for the time being and they were sent to welcome their new members.
Jibril al-Ghazal next heard their name called. The selfless service and devotion this gentle showed to assisting another at events, that they might participate was noted. The Queen commented then on the fact that She had heard this gentle played the flute, and had won the instrumental category at the Ffesty Pen competition in Settmour Swamp recently. Words written by Treannah where then read, awarding Jabril arms. However King Wilhelm then stood, and declared that service such as He had heard described was exactly what the order of the Silver Wheel was for, and had this order called forward that Jibril could be made a companion then and there. A medallion was sent for, and the order was asked to remain, as there were additional gentles to include.
The Royal herald now called forward Agnes Edith Godolphin, and as Their Majesties discussed her service to Carolingia, voices raised in song could be heard. It was Lucien de Pontivi and Aidreda of Tamworthe singing the words illuminated on the scroll made for Agnes by Thyra (Þóra) Eiríksdóttir, Gundormr Dengir and translated by Aelia Fortunata. With a medallion as well, she was also included in the numbers of the order of the Silver Wheel.
The order was bade to remain a bit longer, as there was one more to add this day. The name of Stephen of Circus of the Damned was now called. Once he was kneeling before his King and Queen, the Queen spoke about his work with the Gypsy diner at Pennsic, and how with only 3 days’ notice, they had catered a same sex wedding at Pennsic because the originally hired caterer had just backed out upon finding out it was two women being wed. She commended them for proving with action that this is not acceptable and with a scroll made just for him by Aurelia Colleoni a’Buccaforn, and Edmund Beneyt, along with a medallion he too was included in the order of the Silver Wheel.
Now Their Majesties took a moment to give tokens to all individuals who were attending their 1st, 2nd or 3rd event. There were so many newcomers present that even Her Highness, Fortune, needed to assist in passing out those tokens.
Muirenn Ingen Ciric was next called before Their Majesties. The King noted how often Muireen had killed Him when they faced off, and how that certainly helped Him appreciate Muireen’s skills. The Order of the Silver Rapier should most certainly include this gentle among them, and so they were gathered around her, and with two medallions- one for fighting in and one fancy one for wearing to court, and a scroll by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig and Lucius Aurelius Varus, she was made a companion.
Their Majesties would now have Kazimierz of Carolingia before them. As They discussed with him how well he’d been doing as a Thrown Weapons fighter, he noted that he had finished second at Kings and Queen’s Thrown Weapons quite a few times. They then called forward Their order of the Golden Mantle, which is currently a small order. There was a medallion and a scroll made by Aaradyn Ghyoot to mark Kazimierz’s addition to the order.
This order’s numbers would be further increased this day. Now Symon of Barnesdale was called forward. His contributions to the Thrown Weapons community within Carolingia and elsewhere were noted, and with another scroll by Aaradyn Ghyoot, and a medallion, Symon was also added to the companions of the order of the Golden Mantle.
However Their Majesties had one more name to be added to this order’s ranks. They had Their Herald call The Queen’s own champion of Thrown Weapons forward, one Matteo Genovese. The Queen thanked him for helping Her get started with Thrown Weapons, and then with a scroll by Onora ingheann Ui Rauirc and a medallion, Matteo too was made a companion of the Golden Mantle.
Next the Herald called the name Kendra Thorsondaughter –this gentle was not present, and after a moment’s confusion, it was determined that this was another name for Svafnir Thorvaldson, who had received a Silver Tyger from the King that very morning. Since Their Majesties held in Their hands another Sylver Tyger scroll made specifically for this gentle – it was read and appreciated, and then was sent home to her with another who was present.
Aaradyn Ghyoot was then called for. Their Majesties noted that there were so many things she was helping with – head of the Calligrapher’s guild for Carolingia, a chatelaine, an Eastern artist – surely she must be added to the order of the Silver Crescent. The members of the order who were present came forward, and with a medallion and a scroll made just for her by Svea the Shortsighted, she was added to their numbers as well as given a Grant of Arms.
Angus Gove MacKinnon was next to hear his name. And after some discussion of his skill with spear, shield, buckler, two sword and great axe, the order of the Tygers Combatant was called forward. His Majesty noted that the medallion They were placing around Angus’s neck for this order was more of a target than a decoration. The scroll by Aelfgifu of the Hazel Thicket was then read, noting that this addition to the order came to him with a Grant of Arms.
The King then called before Them the order of the Laurel. He spoke about how the work of the Eastern artists were the envy of the Known World, and of how much They appreciated all the efforts that went into creating the various things they did. As Their Majesties prepared to finish speaking Their gratitude, Estgar æt Hrofeceastre stood from among the Laurels gathered there, and begged a boon. He spoke of a talented gentle from among Their Majesties people, who had certainly done the work to earn Their notice, and he asked of them a writ, and then named the gentle, one Ulfgeirr Ragnarrson. With a look of surprise, and the eager help of some friends, Ulfgeirr made his way before his King and Queen, and knelt before Them. The King spoke of His conversation the previous year with Duke Kenric, and how proud he would certainly be, and the Queen spoke of the beautiful works Ulfgeirr made, and even commented that She owned a few. Their Majesties clearly agreed that it was right and proper that he be given a Writ for inclusion in the Order of the Laurel. The writ scroll made by Ulfgeirr’s own wife, Lavina Attewode, along with Estgar æt Hrofeceastre, and translated by: Aidreda of Tamworthe was read out in both languages by Aidreda. It was noted that he would sit vigil at the Thawing of the Mud.
Their Majesties now called in Baroness Emma Makilmone & Mistress Jovonne d’Esprit who were the Event Stewards and thanked them and their entire staff for the wonderful day, and with that, Their Majesties’ court was then closed that all might enjoy the Yule feast.
Court Heralds this day were Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah, Kirsa Oyutai, Marian Kirkpatrick, Simona bat Leone, Aaradyn Ghyoot, Kazimierz of Carolingia, Aildreda de Tamworthe and Wulfgar Silfrahárr
These are the events as I recall them unfolding before me.
Yours In Service,
Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah
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Greetings to the Fencers of the Kingdom from the Editors of the East Kingdom Gazette,
We at the Gazette would again like to report on the King’s and Queen’s Rapier Champion tourney much the same way we do Crown Tourney, as we continue to expand our coverage of important kingdom events and tourneys.
One of the things that makes it easier to cover tourneys like this is having the list of combatants in advance, to make it easier for our on site reporters to get posts up. Unlike Crown Tourney, Rapier Champs has no requirement for a letter of intent or pre-event sign up.
We have created an online poll with the intent of getting as many names as possible pre-typed and spelled correctly. We have the permission of Master Donovan to do so, however this is in no way official or binding. You will still need to sign up for the tourney when you arrive on site. We fully understand that we will not reach every fencer who may be competing, but each fencer we do reach is one more name spelled correctly we won’t have to type in the moment.
Thank you for helping us share the day with those who are unable to be there. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please share this widely so that we can reach as many combatants as possible.
A Message From the Gift Coordinator
Unto the populace of the East Kingdom do I, Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcaçova, send greetings, I have the honor to serve as Gift Coordinator for Their Majesties Wilhelm and Vienna, and I humbly come to you today on Their behalf.
The artisans of the East Kingdom are known to be gifted craftspeople and Their Majesties, in Their inestimable wisdom, wish to display the talents of our populace while travelling the glorious lands of our Kingdom and the Known World.
In order to proudly showcase our Artisans, the Kingdom relies on your generosity in filling the Royal Gift Chest with pleasing and useful items.
At the moment, we need assistance with largesse destined for Baronage holding our noble Eastern lands and for those newly arrived in our Society. In an effort to support Their Majesties in displaying the hospitality and generosity for which the East Kingdom is known, we are also in search of volunteers to help with the gift baskets intended to the Royal Cousins visiting us at Birka, and Royalty welcoming us at the far lands hosting Gulf Wars and Aedult Swim.
If needed, below is a list containing suggestions of items that would make wonderful largesse. Please remember that this list is not restrictive and we encourage you to be creative with your works of art.
Arts and Crafts
Clothing and Accessories
Paper & Ink
If you would like to donate to the Royal Gift Chest or should you have any questions about largesse, please contact me at email@example.com I look forward to hearing from you.
Their Majesties are grateful for your generosity in sharing your skills with the East Kingdom.
Yours in Service,
Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcaçova
Following please find the missive I received from Master Rowen Cloteworthy, who witnessed
Their Majesties court at St. Eligius in my absence.
~Treannah, Vox Regis
On a clear, crisp morning, the 10th of November, Anno Societatis LIII, being reckoned 2018 of
the Common Era, Their Majesties Wilhelm and Vienna joined their home Barony of Dragonship
Haven in a celebration of the arts and sciences in honor of Saint Eligius.
In the afternoon, Their Majesties held Court. First, König Wilhelm and Königin Vienna
exchanged gifts with Their Excellencies Dragonship Haven, Joseph and Brose. Their Majesties
offered gifts of fine cloth and beverage and Their Excellencies in return gave Her Majesty a
mirrored ball in recognition of the band of minstrels called ABBA and His Majesty an enormous
Captain Elias Gedney then presented to König Wilhelm and Königin Vienna a gift of tokens,
coins stamped with Their initials for Their use as They deemed fit. Their Majesties thanked him
for his generosity.
Gifting concluded, the Crown then announced that Duchess Avelina Keyes was the Heir to the
Barony of the Bridge and would take her seat on March 23rd at Black Rose Ball and Baronial
Their Majesties then spoke of the wonderful calligraphy, illumination, and bookbinding they saw
exhibited in the competition and called for the maker, Lady Carmellina de Vacarri to come
before Them. Lady Carmellina was gifted a Golden Lyre for her skills.
The Crown then summoned Damhin Mac Ronain. They spoke of his skill at armored combat and
thrown weapons and that They and Their predecessors wished it known that he was
accomplished in such things. Their Majesties then Awarded Arms to Damhin, dated to the Last
Court of Brennan III and Caoilfhionn III on September 29, A.S. LIII. In recognition of this, there
was a scroll presenting with calligraphy and illumination by the Honorable Lady Mairi
Crawford, with words penned by Lord Edmund Beneyt.
König Wilhelm and Königin Vienna called forward the children of the East and, as has become
tradition, offered them up a sacrifice in the form of the Honorable Lord Antonius Blandus, who
ran ahead of the pack with a chest full of toys, though he was brought low at the end of the
Her Majesty also offered a token of a ring from Her hand to a young gentle named Ruby, who
had made toys for the box to be shared with others.
Cristina Volpina was summoned and Their Majesties spoke of her work with textile dyeing and
her research into recipes for dyes and also her work bringing indigo vats to demos to encourage
hands-on participation. In recognition of these works, Cristina was Awarded Arms and given a
scroll commemorating this, crafted by Baroness Emma Makilmone.
The Crown called for all those newcomers to the Society and offered to them small gifts that
they might remember their visit and to encourage them to return to our halls again in the future.
Their Majesties next called for Hans Ferdinand Engle, though he was not in the hall. In his
absence, Don Christoffel d’Allaines-sur-Comte came forward. The Crown spoke of Hans’ skill
as a fencer and his service as Thrown Weapons Champion for the Barony of Dragonship Haven
and Awarded him Arms. Don Christoffel was asked to present to Lord Hans a scroll prepared by
the Honorable Lady Ommadan inigena Ru in recognition of this.
Gerhardt von Hohensee was requested to attend the Crown. Their Majesties spoke of his skill as
a fencer, his studies of Fabris and his teaching, and his time as Baronial Fencing Champion. To
reward such skill and service, Gerhardt was named a Companion of the Order of the Silver
Rapier. He was given a scroll created by Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova and a medallion
by Don Lucien de Wyntere.
Next, Agnes Marie de Calais was summoned. König Wilhelm and Königin Vienna spoke of her
work as an armored combatant and water bearer and her works with the children’s initiative.
Finding these worthy accomplishments, They named her a Lady of the Court and Awarded her
Arms. This recognition was recorded on a scroll with calligraphy and illumination by Master
Aleksei Dmitriev with words by Madame Perronnelle de Croy.
At the herald’s call, Amalie von Hohensee presented herself to the Crown. Their Majesties spoke
of her skill at creating garments, her skill as a journeyman in Athena’s Thimble, and her talent at
the harp. They then called for Their Order of the Silver Brooch and named her a Companion
thereof, presenting her with a document confirming this prepared by Lady Millicent Rowan.
Their Majesties wished to thank some of the many people who staffed Their Coronation. They
called for Mistress Temair ingen Muiredaich, Baron Agapios Cargos, Don Llewellyn Walsh,
Master Dietrich Schwelgengräber, Master Qadagin-u Jajiradai called Jaji, Mistress Juliana von
Altenfeld, Mistress Annetje van Woerden, and Lady Sarrah Byrd and unto each of them
bestowed the Award of the Burdened Tyger and tokens in recognition.
The event stewards, Lady Aelfwyn of Dragonship Haven and Baroness Catalina de Valencia,
were called forward and thanked by Their Majesties for their work organizing the event. They
were given tokens, rings, from the hand of Königin Vienna.
The Crown then called for the Honorable Holt Kincaid. Her Majesty spoke emotionally about
Her experiences with Holt, how the young Vienna became her friend in the SCA, welcoming
Holt and her family with a place to sit at one of their first events. Holt replied later that this
welcoming gesture made her come back and stay in the Society and that she would be forever
grateful. Königin Vienna spoke of Holt’s service to her Barony, to the youth program, and to
combat archery. König Wilhelm the said that he recalled Holt saying if she ever got a scroll from
him, that she hoped it would be in crayon. His Majesty complied with this request, offering her a
scroll that He had colored with crayon himself. Their Majesties then reached for a coronet and
placed it upon her head and named Holt a Baroness of Their Court and gave her a much more
formal scroll, done without crayon, created by Master Vettorio Antonello.
Next, The Majesties called for Baroness Ysabella de Draguignan. They praised her art and skill,
and spoke of how she had created so much for so long. His Majesty added that he had been
"kicked out" of museums for getting too close trying to take pictures Ysabella had requested. In
recognition of her art, the Crown called for Their Ancient and Noble Order of the Laurel and
presented Ysabella a Writ, to be answered at a later date, asking if she would take her place
among that Order. The Writ itself was created by Königin Vienna. The Order took Ysabella
away, that she might begin her contemplation.
Their Majesties then asked if there were any final words from the dias. Baron Joseph and
Baroness Brose both thanked everyone for attending the day. Königin Vienna said that They felt
very supported in Dragonship Haven and that They felt much love there, as it was Their home.
The Crown then called for the kitchen staff and thanked them for the wonderful dayboard they
Immediately before Court was to be concluded, Master Qadagin-u Jajiradai called Jaji came
forward and offered his fealty to Their Majesties, which they accepted and returned. There being
no further business, the Court of König Wilhelm and Königin Vienna was concluded.
These are the events of the Court as I recall them. My thanks to the heralds, retainers, guards,
staff, scribes, and all the artisans and others who attended the event and made it the fine day it
was. Long live the King! Long live the Queen! Long live the Kingdom of the East!
For Crown and College,
Pray know I remain,
– Master Rowen Cloteworthy
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Preparations where all in place, the barony was ready and then on the morning of October 27th, A.S. LIII, known in the common era as 2018, Their Majesties, Wilhelm and Vienna arrived to join in the traditional celebrations of Concordia of the Snows, Bjorn’s Ceilidh event.
In morning court the current Baron Jean-Paul Ducass and current Baroness Lylie of Penhyll received gifts from the Honorable Company of Fermenters of the Barony of Concordia who then also gifted Their Majesties with a bottle of Buckwheat mead. Then Jean-Paul Ducass and Lylie of Penhyll gave a gift to Their Majesties. A large box, that certainly appeared heavy as Jean-Paul handed it to His Majesty Wilhelm. As all assembled looked on, and wondered what could be within this plain box, Jean-Paul announced what was contained within – 100 medallions for each of the Silver level awards, made by Combat Medallions. One Hundred Silver Brooch medallions, one hundred Silver Wheel medallions, one hundred Silver Tyger medallions and one hundred Silver Rapier medallions – quite a spectacular gift indeed!
As Their Majesties sought the right words to thank them for such a gift, the time to call both Jean-Paul Ducass and Lylie of Penhyll before Them arrived. The Royal words of thanks for this gift, rolled into words of thanks for all these two gentles had done for the Barony of Concordia, and indeed, for the Kingdom. Two beautiful scrolls by Onora ingheann Ui Rauire were read, further extolling the worth of these two extraordinary individuals. Jean-Paul expressed a fear that there was perhaps someone assassinating Barons and Baronesses, and that they could not possibly continue on with that hanging over their heads. And so it was decided, that Jean-Paul and Lylie would find peaceful relaxation at Their Majesties “farm” for retired Barons and Baronesses, in Their “Retired Baronage Program”, and off they went. Thus it was necessary that the coronets of Concordia pass to new hands. All the former Barons and Baronesses of Concordia where called forward – and the coronets were passed from hand to hand, until they returned to the King and Queen – and once the Herald had called forward Faolan an Sccreccain and Maria Erika von Ossenheim, the coronets were placed upon their heads, Investing them with the burdens and joys of seeing to the people and lands of Concordia of the Snows.
Though there was one last piece of business for attending to this morning. Their Majesties called for Caine Ramsey to kneel before them. There was to be a Quest for this man. The Queen seemed quite certain he had earned one, though truth be told, I don’t recall his offenses being enumerated (perhaps they are too heinous to share in gentle company?). No, not one Quest – but 14 Quests for this man, The Queen declared. Caine may have blanched a bit at this news, though it was clear he intended to remain steady. Her Majesty did then soften a bit, and noted that through proper behavior and excellent execution of the earlier Quests, he might be able to reduce the number a bit. Today She would assign the first of his many Quests. He was to manage and oversee Her own Queen’s Guard this day.
With that it was time to suspend Their Majesties court so that the days’ festivities in honor of the new Baron and Baroness could commence.
Later in the afternoon, as Their Majesties entered the hall for Their afternoon court, one of the East Kingdom’s most treasured bards, Drak Oranwood, performed music he had prepared for Queen Vienna. He had heard that The King greatly treasured the works of the bard called ABBA, and he had arranged some traditional music by this bard, with words he had written specifically for our most noble Eastern Queen. As the chorus of “Vivat The Eastern Queen” (see ABBA’s original work called “Dancing Queen” for the proper melody) rang through the hall, and The Queen’s own guard danced behind her – Their Majesties entered the hall once again.
Faolan an Sccreccain and Maria Erika von Ossenheim first gifted Their Majesties with a basket of delicacies including coffee and lemon cello, and Their Majesties gifted the new Baron and Baroness with a spa basket and 2 new feast sets to give to newcomers, as was the tradition They had begun. Their Majesties then suspended Their court so that Faolan and Maria might hold their first court. As they proceeded through the business they had planned, they eventually called the former Baron and Baroness to stand with them at the dais, and together called Rhys Aiden Bifjord into their court to honor him. As they finished, The King leapt to His feet, He had heard the words about this gentle, about decades of service, and was insistent that there must be further honors. His Majesty’s herald reopened His court – and with His Queen at His side, they made Rhys Aiden Bifjord a Baron of Their Court, and placed a coronet upon his head, and promised him a glorious scroll to commemorate the day.
The Herald then suspended Their Majesties court once again, so that Baronial court of Concordia might continue.
Once all the Baronial business was concluded, the court of Their Majesties East was opened once again. First called before them, former Baron of Concordia, Master George Emerson True, for he wished to swear his fealty to Them. His fealty was followed by the fealty of Christoffel d’Allaines-sur-Comte, Seneschal of Dragonship Haven. Once concluded, Their Majesties took this moment to announce that Dragonship Haven would next have a pair of Baronesses to lead them – as Mistress Renne Wyrm and Lady Rhode Kephalania were to soon hold this Barony for Their Majesties.
Their Majesties next invited all the newcomers among those assembled to come forward and accept a token, along with Their hopes that they would attend another event soon.
The herald then called for Matija Potocnik. They spoke words about Matija’s skill with the rapier, and then had Their herald call forward the order of the Silver Rapier, for it was most definitely time to add Matija to their numbers. With a medallion and a scroll by Faolan an Sccreccain and Grimm the Skald, it was done.
His Majesty next spoke of the kingdom’s need for individuals who were fleet of foot, and before all the members of the order of the Silver Rapier could leave the hall, He called forward one known as Bobby Tights, though his right and proper name is Robert Tytes. As Bobby came before the King, a great chest of toys was brought forth, and then Their Majesty’s herald did call for all the children present – there was a great amount of joy and laughter as all realized that Bobby’s fleet feet would quite soon be tested! And run he did – out of the room and down the hall – with children of all sizes following quickly on his heels.
Next to be called before Their Majesties was Amia Turner and the order of the Silver Brooch as well, because of her research into historic cooking, the scrolls she makes for her barony, as well as her involvement in Athena’s thimble, The Queen was adamant Amia be added to this order. With a medallion passed on to her and a scroll by Marieta Charay, she was welcomed among their numbers. But there was another who must be added. The name of Concordia’s new Baroness was cried next, and as Maria Erika von Ossenheim came forward, there was a look of disbelief upon her face. The Queen was quick to point out the beautiful garb Maria so often makes, including that which she was wearing this very day, and how well deserving she was of being made part of the order of the Silver Brooch. With a medallion and a scroll made for her by Malys MacGregor and Derek Fairhair, it was so.
Now the King called out for Anne de Basillon himself, not leaving this task to His herald. She came forward, I think perhaps fearful that she was to face the same fate as her beloved Caine had in morning court. The King however, began by listing all the many things she was doing – Chief of Staff for Concordia’s new Baron and Baroness, Event staff many times over, fencing marshal, Royal staff, Baronial officer, and now most recently a voice herald as well. His Majesty acknowledged that it was not likely He could make her stop doing things (something about her resisting), and so instead He would reward her, by adding her to the ranks of His order of the Silver Crescent. She was given the Blood Guard lineage medallion, and a lovely scroll made for her by Svea the Shortsighted, and thus it was done.
But before this order could retire to the back of the hall to welcome her, there was another name that greatly needed to be added to their roll. Muirenn ingen Dunadaig heard her name cried out, and as she came forward there was great praise for all the many things that she has done as a herald for the people, the barony and indeed the Kingdom of the East, for she is the Blue Tyger Herald, the herald in charge of submissions for all of the East Kingdom. The very herald reading her scroll, one Yehuda ben Moshe, took his own medallion off from around his neck, and passed it to Their Majesties to place around hers. And then he read the words written for her by Alys Mackyntoich from the scroll created for her by Chrestienne la pescheresse (called Bruni).
But one final piece of business to attend to before all assembled could go enjoy a great feast. Concordia’s newly minted Baron now heard his name, Faolan an Sccreccain, cried out by Their Majesties herald. The Queen spoke of the beautiful and plentiful scrolls that came from this man. Then the King stepped forward, and told of a realization He had recently had while viewing some example of beautiful scrolls in the company of Royals from other lands. Those other places are not as blessed as we are in the East, with scribes of such stunning skills. The art that Faolan and others produce sets the Eastern Kingdom apart from other places, and that is something we should be aware of, and which should be rewarded. And so, Their Majesties order of the Maunche was called forward, and Faolan an Sccreccian was added to their numbers, with a medallion from Fiona O’Maille ó Chuan Coille, and a scroll written by Aislinn Chiabach, and created by AEsa Sturladottir.
Their Majesties offered heartfelt thanks to all who had worked so very hard to make this beautiful day possible, and with that, closed Their court.
Court Heralds were Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah, Anne de Basillon, Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen, Yehuda ben Moshe, Agapios Cargos and Silent Herald: Lorita de Siena
These are the events as I recall them unfolding before me.
Yours In Service,
Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah