The Kingdom of the East, on 3 October 2015, AS L, celebrated the Coronation of Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri!
The newly crowned King and Queen heard the fealty of those greater officers of state, landed Barons and Baronesses, and champions before suspending court and sitting in state.
At the first court of Brennan and Caoilfhionn, His Majesty Tindal of Aethelmearc was welcomed, and gifts were exchanged. Their Highnesses Acre made a presentation of a gift to their newly crowned Majesties as well.
Her Majesty Caoilfhionn then called forth Einarr Njortharson, called Billy Fish, and named him the Captain of her Queen’s Guard. Einarr then proceeded to name the rest of her Majesty’s guard force, who were presented with scarves to represent their station.
Before court was continued, the populace bore witness to an eerie sight – the ghostly spirit of Kenric of blessed memory appeared to race across the dais, vanishing as swiftly as he appeared.
Their Majesties called forth Elewys of Anglespur. They awarded her arms, making her a lady of their court. She was presented with a scroll by Sorcha Dhocair inghean Ui Ruairc.
Her Majesty then proceeded to call forth the children who had participated in her Children’s Service Initiative. Caleb Patrasso, Emma Lovell, Caitilin ingean Donndubain and Rowyn received tokens for their participation.
The children in attendance were called before the court. Duncan MacKinnon was called forward to run with the toybox, to the delight of all in attendance.
Next Sir Jeffrey was called forward, and despite his unshod appearance, welcomed all to participate in a demo happening the next day.
Jean Paul Ducasse, Baron of Concordia, was called forward. He told the populace about the success of the Populace Badge fundraiser, and was presented a gift for the generosity of Concordia for hosting Their Majesties’ coronation.
Brennan and Caoilfhionn asked for a moment of silence, in memory of the recent passing of Aiden ni Leir.
Drake Oranwood was called before the court. His talent in bardic performance was rewarded with his induction into the Order of the Troubadour. He was presented with a scroll by Katrusha Skomorokh with words by Olivia Baker.
Their Majesties called before them Anne de Basillion. They made her a lady of their court, awarding her arms. She was presented with a circlet, and a scroll by Mari Clock van Hoorne.
Next Brennan and Caoilfhionn called forth Isabel de Bayonne. Her talent spoken of, they requested the presence of their Order of the Maunche. Isabel was elevated to the order of high merit for the arts and sciences, and presented a medallion and a scroll by Elsa de Lyon.
Their Majesties called before them Doroga Veronin. During their coronation ceremony Doroga had spoken for the populace as one without grant nor patent, but they felt the need to correct that he had neither been previously awarded arms. Thus Doroga was made a Lord of their court, and presented with a scroll featuring illumination by Lillian ate Valeye and calligraphy by Nest verch Tangwistel.
Her Majesty called before her Duncan MacKinnon. Speaking of his frequent chivalrous actions, she awarded him with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy, presenting the traditional glove and a scroll by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig featuring words by Lucius Aurelius Varus.
Their Majesties next called forth Rhys Ravenscroft. They spoke of his prowess since moving to the East Kingdom, and called forth their Order of the Tyger’s Combatant. He was presented with a medallion, and a scroll by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.
Their Majesties Brennan and Caoilfhionn expressed concern with Their Excellencies of Concordia of the Snows. They brought forth a need to sue Jean Paul and Lily for holding too tightly to Magnus Hvalmagi, not allowing him the proper freedom to be recognized outside of the Barony. Thus it was they called Magnus forth, and also witnesses to the crimes – the companions of the Order of the Laurel. Magnus received a writ to contemplate elevation to the order at a date to be named, and received a scroll by Isabel Chamberlaine with words by Toki Redbeard.
Their Majesties concluded and closed their first court. Long Live the King! Long Live the Queen! Long live the People of the Kingdom of the East!
Thank you to the heraldic staff – Master Donovan Shinnock, Master Ryan McWhyte, Mistress Kay Leigh
McWhyte, and Lord Yehuda ben Moshe.
Master Malcolm Bowman
Eastern Crown Herald for Brennan and Caoilfhionn