Their Majesties of the East, Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri did travel this Saturday, 6 February AS L, to the Shire of Barren Sands. There they did hold their King’s and Queen’s Arts and Sciences Championship.The competition and judging complete, Their Majesties, accompanied by Their Highnesses Kenric and Avelina, did call a court.
It began when Her Majesty called forth her champion of Arts and Sciences, Agatha Wanderer. She thanked her for her time as champion, relieved her of the regalia, and then named Elisabeth “Lyssa” Underhill the new Queen’s Champion of Arts and Sciences. Lyssa received the regalia and a scroll by Elen Alswyth of Eriskay.
His Majesty called forth his champion of Arts and Sciences, Naomi bat Avraham. He thanked her for her time as champion, relieved her of the regalia, and then named Magnus hvalmagi the new King’s Champion of Arts and Sciences.
The Princess Royal, Courtney Rose, was called into the court to make a presentation to one she had chosen to recognize. Thus was Nero Camulus called before the court. He was presented with tokens and a scroll by the hand of the Princess Royal herself.
Next were the kids who participated in Her Majesties’ Children’s Service initiative called forth. Emma, Caleb, Caitlin and Courtney all received tokens for their service.
The rest of the children in attendance were called into court. It was decided that Aethelthyrth Kenricing should run with the toybox, to the delight of all those in attendance.
Their Majesties Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri did call before their court Chartye Dale. They spoke of her service and her hard work, and then named her a Baroness of their court, Granting her Arms. She received a coronet and a scroll by Rhonwen Glyn Conwy.
Next Their Majesties called into their court Ellynor Redpath. They Awarded her Arms, presenting her a scroll by Constance de St. Denis with words by Charitye Dale. Further, Her Majesty presented to Ellynor the glove of the Queen’s Order of Courtesy.
Her Majesty Caoilfhionn Banri called into court Ciaran Ua Meic Thire. She spoke of his great service and kindness, and presented him with the glove of the Queen’s Order of Courtesy.
Their Majesties called forth the Seneschal of Barren Sands. She presented them with a gift from the people of the Shire.
Their Majesties invited into their court the companions of the Order of the Silver Brooch. They called forth Nero Camulus, and inducted him into the order. He received a medallion and a scroll featuring calligraphy by Nest verch Tangwistel and illumination by Elizabeth Eleanor Lovell.
The Order not yet complete, Isabel du Royse was called forward. She was inducted into the Order of the Silver Brooch, presented a medallion of the order and a scroll with calligraphy by Jonathan Blaecstan and illumination by Lillian atte Valeye.
Their Majesties welcomed into their court all those attending their first, second or third event. The newcomers received tokens and thanked for their attendance.
Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri called into court Kamejima Takauji. He was thus made a Lord of the Court and Awarded Arms, and received a scroll by Magdalena von Kirschberg.
Next was Anna Vitalis called before the court. She was made a Lady of the Court and Awarded Arms, receiving a scroll by Svea the Shortshighted.
Her Majesty called forward Liadin ingen Chineada. Her courtesy highly regarded, Queen Caoilfhionn presented the glove of the Queen’s Order of Courtesy to Liadin.
Their Majesties called before their court Griffith Davion. Speaking of his long service, they invited to attend them the companions of the Order of the Silver Wheel. Griffith was inducted into the order and presented a medallion as well as a scroll by Caitriona inghean Sheamuis.
The Order still incomplete, Their Majesties called into court Alexis of Woods End. She was inducted into the Order of the Silver Wheel, presented with a medallion and a scroll by Robert of Stonemarch with words by Harold von Auerbach.
Their Majesties continued with the Order of the Silver Wheel, and called forth Aibhilin Inghean ui Phaidin. She was inducted into the order, presented a medallion and a scroll by Marieta Charay.
Their Majesties had one more for their new service order that day, and called forth Agapios Cargos. They inducted him into the Order of the Silver Wheel and presented him a medallion and a scroll by Aesa Lokabrenna Sturladottir.
Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri called into their court Naomi bat Avraham. They spoke of her art, and called forth the Order of the Laurel. Naomi received a writ to consider elevation to the Order, and received a scroll by Palotzi Marti.
Their Majesties called into their court Bran MacAirt. He was made a Lord of the Court, and Awarded Arms. He was presented with a scroll by Aziza al Shirazi. But Their Majesties were not done with Bran, and they further inducted him into the Order of the Silver Tyger for his fighting prowess.
Next was called into the court of Their Majesties Elena Hylton. They spoke of her arts, and called forth the companions of the Order of the Maunche. Elena received a medallion of the order, and was presented a scroll by Lada Monguligin.
The Order not complete, Their Majesties called forth Kathryn Kit Mercer. She was inducted into the order and presented a medallion of the order, and received a scroll by Katrusha Skomorokh which included a Sonnet by Tristan le Chanticler.
The Order of the Maunche not yet complete, Their Majesties invited before them Ulfgeirr Ragnarrson. He was presented the medallion of the order, and a stone with illumination by Aesa feilinn Jossursdottir, words by Anne of Framlingham and Runes translated by Avaldr Valbjarnarson.
King Brennan and Queen Caoilfhionn called before them Elisabeth Underhill. At the start of the day she had been put on vigil, and now answered the question before her in the affirmative. The Order of the Laurel was called forth. Lyssa was elevated to the Order, receiving a medallion and other regalia, and a scroll by Isabel Chamberlaine with words by Grimm the Skald.
Thus it was the court of Their Majesties came to its conclusion. It had been a wonderful day of presentations from the talented artisans of the Kingdom of the East.
Malcolm Bowman, Eastern Crown Herald
A thank you to the Heraldic staff for the day: Alys Mackyntoich, Anastasia del Monte and Liadin ingen Chineada.