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Dark Ages Skóla A&S Display and Youth A&S Tournament

AEthelmearc Gazette - Mon, 2017-10-09 23:13

By THL Elska á Fjárfelli

As part of its focus on the the Arts & Sciences, the Dark Ages Skóla (organized by the Dominion of Myrkfaelinn) also hosted both a Dark Ages-themed A&S Display and an unthemed Youth A&S Tournament. Both displays were situated in the main hall and enjoyed many visitors throughout the day. Thank you all for participating, and we’re looking forward to seeing what you’ll come with next!

Entries in the A&S Display:

Hedeby shoes. All photos by Elska

  • Hedeby shoes for a youth by Abigaile Kelloge.

Abigaile writes: “The Hedeby shoes are based on a boot found in the excavation of that Norse settlement, 8th to 11th century Germany. They are similar to boots located in the Viking ship Museum in Oslo, which were grave goods from a ship burial of around 900 CE. This pair of kid’s shoes is based on a pattern from the Internet and are made from lightweight leather, handsewn with waxed nylon thread, with a machine sewn wool insole for comfort.” She did not anticipate how well loved the shoes would be come in the few weeks between events and when he’ll outgrow them, so she did not decorate the edges.

Trousers

  • Thorsberg Trousers, machine sewn from a repurposed cotton duvet cover,  by Erin Pence.

 

  • Vierpass Beaker (four-spouted beaker) stoneware by Algirdas Wolthus.

Beaker

Algirdas comments: “Modeled on examples excavated from a tavern in Nuremberg, dated to c. 1400 to 1425. Published by the German National Museum “Aus dem Wirtshaus zum Wilden Man”, 1983.” He made several of these beakers and often uses them in his feast fear.

  • Machine-embroidery samples in preparation for a medieval silk outfit, by Aldeeza Wolthus.

Embroidery

The Youth A&S Tournament had six entries (yes, there were more kids entries than adult A&S entries, shame on you!):

  • Katriona Iainsdottir entered a leather cover book with handmade paper inside.
  • Cornelia entered an inkle woven shoulder strap made of gold and black.
  • Sungiva entered an inkle woven belt, and a second one she was working on.
  • Simon entered an illumination on parchment he was working on.
  •  Konrad entered a weaving he is working on.
  •  Galen entered a macrame bracelet he was working on.

Konrad showing off his weaving on his Cricket loom to Mistress Rhiannon.

Master Bedwyr Danwyn and Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa undertook the difficult task of coming to some sort of order in which the entrants could choose their price. Taking their task very seriously, they talked with each entrant while watched by an eager flock of kids, making sure to note each accomplishment while also gently teaching a trick or two to help their project grow.

Master Bedwyr demonstrating smudge free illuminating.

The concentration the gathered children exhibited while Master Bedwyr demonstrated to Simon how to prevent edge smudgings on his calligraphy by covering up exposed edges with a piece of paper was mesmerizing, and the eagerness everyone followed Mistress Rhiannon into the kitchen to do a burn test to learn if the yarn used to weave with was natural wool, or not, when Konrad could not tell one way or the other, was truly inspiring!

Cornelia showing of her entry to her sister Marie of Hartford and her friend Emma Wolthus.

In the end, Cornelia won first pick with her inkle woven rabbit skin pouch strap, made with polyester gold thread. The rest of the kids quickly gobbled up the remainder prizes (there are never enough swords, we adults learned) and a good time was had by all. I overheard talk about what project to work on next and thought, what a great experience this was to inspire A&S into our new generation.


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Court Report: Shoot in the Wildwood, September 2, A.S. 52

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sun, 2017-10-08 21:03

From the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy and Gabrielle, King and Queen of AEthelmearc, as recorded by Dame Kateryna ty Isaf, Jewel of AEthelmearc Herald with the assistance of THLady Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle Herald at Shoot in the Wildwood in the Barony of Delftwood on September 2, Anno Societatis LII.

In the morning:

Their Majesties called Baron Artemius Andreas Magnus before Them.  They asked him if he was ready to sit vigil this day and receive the council of the Order of the Laurel.  With his agreement, Their Majesties called forth the Most Noble Order of the Laurel to take him to a place made ready for him to sit in contemplation of elevation to the peerage.

In the afternoon:

Their Majesties called forth Helen Hillson.  Their Majesties advised that Helen had served well and faithfully as a member of the Queens Guard completing the quest set before her by Sir Murdoch at Pennsic.  Seeing her enthusiasm as contagious to all around her, They felt it was right and just to induct her into the Order of the Silver Buccle.  The scroll is a work of Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh.

Their Majesties called forth rest of the children present.  Stating how they had grown too swift and wise about catching the runner, Their Majesties had determined to change the game.  Benjamin of Arindale was called forth and advised to hide the chest, whereupon the children would need to find it to retrieve a toy.  Benjamin did run from the court and snuck back in to lay the chest once again at Their Majesties feet where it was set upon by the children.

Their Majesties gave Their Excellencies, Marcus and Desiderata leave to hold court for the Barony of Delftwood.

At the conclusion of the baronial court, Their Majesties called Lady Elisabetta de Venetia before Them.  Their Majesties spoke of how her joy and enthusiasm for every aspect of the society is unbound.  They advised that for her kindness, courtesy and friendliness it would be hard to locate a more deserving member of the society and so did name her Jewel of AEthelmearc.  The scroll was created by the hands of Mistress Juliana Rosalia Dolce de Siena and THLord Padraig O’Branduibh.

Their Majesties called THLady Clarissa and Lord Kenneth to attend Them.  Her Ladyship Clarissa and Lord Kenneth thanked Their Majesties for Their patronage of the arts.

Their Majesties invited before Them Mistress Sǫlveig Þrándardóttir and and THLady Elska á Fjárfelli.  Mistress Mistress Sǫlveig invited THLady Elska to join Domus Minervæ, which is a confraternity of scholars dedicated to research, teaching, and publication.

Their Majesties called forth Elizabeth the Nameless.  For her service in setting up and tearing down for events in the Barony and her willingness to provide Their Excellencies with scroll blanks, They saw fit to make her a Lady of the court and Awarded her Arms.  The scroll was a work by Baroness Clarice Roan.

Their Majesties called Katelinn of Delftwood.  For her accomplishments in archery including making her own bow and learning fletching, Their Majesties Awarded her Arms and made her a Lady of the court.  The scroll created by the hand of Baroness Clarice Roan.

Their Majesties asked Amelia of Delftwood to attend Them.  Noting how pleasant she is to work with and her active participation within the Barony of Delftwood, They Awarded her Arms thereby making her a Lady of the court.  The scroll was limned by THLady Anlaith ingen Trena.

Their Majesties called Stephen of Delftwood to attend Them.  For his cheerful help with set up and tear down at events and classes, Their Majesties Awarded him Arms and made him a Lord of the court.  The scroll by THLady Rachel Dalicieux.

Their Majesties then called before Them THLady Gytha Oggesdottir.  For her outreach and welcoming hospitality for newcomers and her kindness to new and old members of the Society, Their Majesties inducted her into the Order of the Cornelian.

Their Majesties inducted Lord Rhys Penbras ap Dafydd into the Order of the Keystone for his work as Baronial Exchequer, merchant liaison for Ice Dragon and as event tollner in the Barony of Rhydderich Hael.  Scroll by THFool Dagonell the Juggler.

Their Majesties called Lady Saskia Feldmeyrin before Them.  For her skill in making pottery, Their Majesties inducted her into the Order of the Sycamore.  The scroll was created by Baroness Maddelena de Angeles.

Their Majesties called Lord Jan Langhe ten Walde into court.  For his dedication and the hard work achieving the fencing prowess necessary to place third in the Ice Dragon bear pit this year, Their Majesties inducted him into the Order of the Golden Alce.  The scroll was a work by the hand of THLady Mairghread Stiebhard inghean ui Choinne.

Their Majesties called Baroness Anastasie de Lamoure before Them.  Noting her diligence can be seen in the Thrown Weapons and archery marshallates as well as in her position as regional exchequer, Their Majesties felt it right and proper to summon before Them the Order of the Millrind and add Her Excellency to their number.  The scroll was by Meisterin Felicitas Flußmüllnerin.

Their Majesties asked that the Order of the Millrind remain as there were several pieces of business where they would be needed.  Next Their Majesties called Baroness Caitriona Fhial inghean ui Chonaill, called Kayley into court.  Their Majesties noted her long service as Kingdom, Regional and local exchequer and seeing her devotion to the society in such service is without limit, They inducted her into the Order of the Millrind.  The scroll was by the hand of Lady Genevote Nau d’Anjou.

Their Majesties then called Don Matteo Pesci before Them.  For his work as the backbone of Myrkfaelinn working for years as seneschal, exchequer, autocrat and marshal, Their Majesties inducted him into the Order of the Millrind.  The scroll was created by Lady Amalie Reinhardt.

Having noted that Lady Amalie is always contributing, Their Majesties called her forth.  As Kingdom Webmistress, They found her extremely responsive to any need and had seen the great work she has done overhauling the Kingdom website.  For these reasons, Their Majesties inducted her into the Order of the Millrind and Granted her Arms.  The scroll was created by Lady Felice de Thornton.

With that, Their Majesties bid the Order of the Millrind to greet their newest members.

Their Majesties called Baron Artemius Andreas Magnus to attend Them.  His Excellency presented himself and agreed that he did indeed sit vigil and received counsel and had resolved that it was his wish to continue.  Their Majesties called for the Order of the Laurel to attend Them.  They asked for worthies to attest to Baron Artemius’ qualifications to for this accolade.  As a Member of the Order of Chivalry, Sir Ruslan Igotavich Voronov spoke of the fact that Artemius was influential in nudging him back into the Society.  He stated he wanted to win crown if only to ensure this would occur.  As a member of the Order of the Pelican, Mistress Alheydis von Körckhingen spoke of how he welcomed her, the mother of six children, taking the time to answer the questions of eager young boys and never making them feel unwanted.  As a Master of Defense, Master Benedict Fergus atte Mede spoke of how he was an example before he was a Baron.  As Royal Peer, Duchess Ilish O’Donovan of Cork spoke of how we must be worthy of his art and how he fosters and encourages others.  As Lady of the Rose, Duchess Rowan de la Garnison spoke of how he seeks to be inspired daily.  As Jewel of AEthelmearc, Baroness Sadira bint Wassouf spoke of he was grace in motion with kindness and courtesy.  For the populace, THLord Timothy of Edgewood advised that his man inspires the populace to do better and thanked Their Majesties for what They do this day.  Finally as a member of the Order of the Laurel Master Kenhelm advised that in all ways Baron Artemius is his peer.

Having heard these words and the counsel of the Order of the Laurel, Their Majesties agreed it was right and fitting to elevate Baron Artemius Andreas Magnus by Letters Patent to the Order of the Laurel.  They called forth for a cloak to warm him, a Laurel’s medallion to denote his station and Laurel leaves so all may know him to be a peer.  Finally They called for the ancestral fruitcake as a reminder for Master Artemius to never take himself too seriously.  A scroll to mark the occasion was a work in progress.

Their Majesties summoned the Silver Buccle Herald, THLady Sophie Davenport before Them.  Knowing Their time upon the throne grew short, They asked her to summon the Jewel of AEthelmearc Herald and divest her of her title and duties.   Her Ladyship called Dame Kateryna ty Isaf before Their Majesties.  Releasing her from her oaths given to both the crown and office of herald, saving for the oath to keep Their Majesties confidences, Her Ladyship removed the tabard of Jewel of AEthelmearc Herald from Dame Kateryna.

Her Majesty asked Dame Kateryna to remain and thanked her for her diligent service as Jewel of AEthelmearc Herald.  Her Majesty advised that She would never know from Dame Kateryna’s performance of duties that she suffers from stage fright and that She could find no other person She felt more worthy to name as the Queen’s Inspiration of the day and did bestow upon her the Golden Escarbuncle.

Their Majesties asked that all scribes who contributed to the scrolls given during the courts today stand and be recognized.

There being no further business this day, Their Majesties court was thus concluded.


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Court Report: Æthelwald Proving Grounds, June 24th, A.S. 52 

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sun, 2017-10-08 19:14

Here is the Court Report of His Royal Majesties Timothy from the scroll of His Royal Court at Æthelwald Proving Grounds, June 24th a.s. 52 in the Shire of Sunderoak. As reported Maighstir Uilliam MacantSaoir, Sycamore Herald, Master Kieran MacRae, Comet Pursuivant, assisting.

His Majesty thanked the autocrat, and the staff of the event for their hard work on the event.

He then thanked all present for spending the day training and enjoying the event.

His Majesty called for Lady Mollie O’Donnell. His Majesty spoke of the friendly and enthusiastic work of Lady Mollie as chatelaine for the Shire of Sunderoak, and thus Lady Mollie is awarded with a Keystone.

Mollie receives her AoA

His Majesty the called for Don Jacob Martinson who ran the fencing tournaments that day. Don Jacob had run three tournaments of varying styles to increase the skill of the fencers in the Sylvan Kingdom. The winner of the first tournament was Lord Robert MacEwan of Thornhill. The winners of the second tournament were Don Jacob and Lord Gregory Beard. The winner of the third tournament was Lord Gregory Beard.

Don Jacob recognizes Lord Gregory’s tournament victories

His Majesty then asked for Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope to appear before him. He asked Mistress Arianna to give report on the Youth Combat activities of the day. Mistress Arianna told great stories of the youth combatants having the opportunity to fight three adult fighters who had come up as fighters in the youth program. Mistress Arianna then thanked Lady Runa, Lord Angus and Lord Torstein with tokens from her hand.

Torstein, Angus, and Runa, new youth sparring partners

His Majesty then requested the presence of Roderick Longshanks. His Majesty had heard great tales of the works of Roderick as a brewer, his skill on the combat fields and his welcoming of people new to our society. His Majesty found this work pleasing to him, he then awarded Roderick Arms, and let all know that he should be called Lord Roderick henceforth.

Roderick receives an AoA

His Majesty called for Aurora Deschain. His Majesty had been told of Aurora’s work in assisting her Shire of Hunter’s Home. His Majesty felt that someone doing these works is befitting of a court title. His Majesty awarded Aurora Arms and titled her as a Lady of the court.

Aurora receives an AoA

His Majesty then requested the presence of Brillo Gunnarson in his court. His Majesty expounded on the work and accomplishments of Brillo on the tournament lists and battlefields as part of the Borderwatch of Æthelmearc. His Majesty had also heard stories of Brillo’s willingness to help others in our society. These acts make a king happy, so His Majesty saw fit to make Brillo Gunnarson a Lord of the court and award him Arms.

Brillo receives an AoA

His Majesty then demanded the presence of Burgos the Tiny. Burgos has become a skilled fighter with a polearm as well as sword and shield. Seeing that Burgos entered the court without a title, and that Burgos is working hard to protect the Kingdom, His Majesty awarded Burgos Arms and bestowed on him the title of Lord.

Burgos receives an AoA

Brjann Feilan was then requested by His Majesty. His Majesty heard tell of works done by Brjann in his home group of Hunters Home including work in kitchens, carrying heavy items and spearheading the creation of a float for a parade in the Shire. His Majesty had also heard tales of Brjann’s accomplishments on the battlefield. His Majesty felt that this work deserved to be recognized. His Majesty saw fit to give Brjann an award of Arms and the title of Lord of the court.

Brjann receives an AoA

His Majesty then asked for the presence of Lord Alaric Acwulf. Lord Alaric has served as Herald for the Shire of Sunderoak for some time. Lord Alaric also works diligently to help his shire and the kingdom. Seeing this as great work, His Majesty Timothy saw fit to add Lord Alaric to the rolls of the Order of the Keystone.

Lord Alaric receives a Keystone

His Majesty asked for the presence of Omo Saimon Tokushou. Omo Saimon works hard at his job as Herald for the Shire of Ballachlagan. He also serves as the Cornelian Herald for the Kingdom, he cooks, and serves as steward for events in his home shire. His Majesty saw these as good works and saw fit to name Omo Saimon to the Order of the Keystone.

Lord Tokushou receives a Keystone

Lady Ida Thorbjornsdotter was called before His Majesty. His Majesty discussed the work that Lady Ida had done for the Shire of Hunter’s Home as Mistress of the Lists. His Majesty also discussed her work as list runner, assisting with youth combat, and her work running the Youth Polearm Tournament at Pennsic for years. His Majesty was pleased by this and added Lady Ida to the rolls of the Order of the Keystone.

Lord Gunnar and Lady Ida receive Keystones

His Majesty then sought the presence of Lord Gunnar Thorbjornson. Gunnar has organized and hosted the Youth Polearm tournament for years, he is also an enormous help in the set-up of Æthelmearc Royal encampment at Pennsic. For his hard work, His Majesty sees fit to add Gunnar Thorbjornson to the Order of the Keystone.

[Editor’s Note: A Golden Alce was awarded to Lord Angus Azurwolf at the event but was absent from the Court Report.]

Lord Angus receives a Golden Alce

Lady Grainne Shionnach was called forward before His Majesty. His Majesty has heard of the feats of Lady Grainne on the battlefield as a combat archer and on the target archery fields where she has reached the rank of Marksman. His Majesty is well pleased by her work and bestows upon Grainne the order of the Golden Alce.

Lady Grainne receives a Golden Alce

His Majesty called for the presence of Lady Ceirich na Hinnsi. Ceirich serves the army of Æthelmearc as a part of the Borderwatch Ballista Team. She also serves as a siege marshal. His majesty sees this as very helpful to the armies of Æthelmearc and awarded her a Golden Alce.

Lady Ceirech receives a Golden Alce

His Majesty then called for Lady Caoilfhionn of the Woods. His Majesty has heard good words regarding Lady Caoilfhionn’s work as a siege engineer with the Borderwatch. Lady Caoilfhionn also trains new siege engineers and helps maintain these machines and ammunition. Hearing this news, His Majesty then awarded Lady Caoilfhionn with a Golden Alce.

His Majesty again thanked the staff of the event for their hard work in preparing the armies of Æthelmearc for war.

The court of His Majesty was then closed.

Scribal information was not available for the report.

All photos by Lady Aine ny Allane.


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Court Report: Pax Interruptus XLI, July 8, A.S. 52

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sun, 2017-10-08 16:01

From the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy and Gabrielle, King and Queen of AEthelmearc, as recorded by Dame Kateryna ty Isaf, Jewel of AEthelmearc Herald with the assistance of THLady Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle Herald and THFool Dagonell the Juggler at Pax Interruptus in the Barony of Thescorre on July 8, Anno Societatis LII.

The Court of Their Majesties, Timothy and Gabrielle began in the morning.

Their Majesties called forth Katherina von Bamberg to present her as a Lady of the Court upon the will of Their predecessors, King Marcus and Queen Margerite who had given her an Award of Arms during the previous reign.

Their Majesties called Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce de Siena to ask her if she had made a decision to accept Their invitation to sit vigil this day to contemplate induction to the most noble Order of the Pelican.  They invited before Them Don Behrend von Elmendorf and Mistress Sthurrim Caithnes who had business with Baroness Julianna before she would be able to give an answer unencumbered by prior oaths.  Don Behrend accepted back his cadet scarf and Mistress Sthurrim her apprentice belt.   Baroness Julianna then confirmed her willingness to sit vigil and Their Majesties invited forth those members of the Order of the Pelican present to take her forth and give her good counsel.

In the afternoon Their Majesties gave leave to Her Excellency Sadira of Thescorre to hold Baronial court.

At the conclusion of the Baronial court, Their Majesties invited THFool Dagonell the Juggler to come forth.  His Foolishness asked that Their Majesties and the court please honor the life of his friend Brandric Slaywrock.  Their Majesties agreed and a moment of silence was observed.

Their Majesties invited Their Heir, Prince Gareth to speak before the court.  His Highness asked Lady Lasairfhiona Inghean Aindraisa to please come forth and presented her with tokens for Aethelmearc Royal hospitality at the Great Pennsic War.

Their Majesties called forth Carter of Thescorre.  For his many works of service, setting up tents, cooking in the kitchens and hauling all manner of equipment to where it is useful, Their Majesties inducted him into the Order of the Silver Buccle.  The scroll by Mistress Roberta Rhiannon McMorland.

Their Majesties called forth the rest of the children present.  They asked that Alton of Misty Highlands to take the toy chest and run from the court.  The children were instructed, once they caught Alton, to take one toy each, beginning with the youngest child present.  After a countdown the children gave chase.

Their Majesties called forth Serafina Kowalewska.  Noting that youthfulness does not preclude the hard work done by this fine lady, Their Majesties awarded her Arms and made her a Lady of the court for all the work she does in the kitchen and service of high table.  Scroll created by the hands of THL Sophie Davenport.

Their Majesties invited into the court Duke James Ahern.  For his works in teaching many how to fashion armor, opening up his home and his shop to create excellent works pieces of martial gear, They inducted him into the Order of the Sycamore.  Scroll by Mistress Roberta Rhiannon McMorland.

Their Majesties called before Them Lord Colnneach Mac an Leigh.  Knowledge of Elizabethan garb and the teaching of the proper construction of a button or ruff should never go unrecognized and so Their Majesties inducted him into the Order of the Sycamore.  The scroll was a work from the hand of Mistress Gillian Llywellyn.

Their Majesties called forth Lord Waldyslaw Poznanski.  Remarking upon his skill in upon the field of combat, Their Majesties inducted him into the Order of the Golden Alce.  Scroll by Lady Isabella Montoya.

Their Majesties called forth Lord Wolfgang Starke and Lady Katherine Starke.  Their Majesties remarked upon the faithful service both had given to the Kingdom and asked the Order of the Millrind to attend Them.  For their willingness to travel to work wherever their hands are needed and for their ceaseless toil to better our Kingdom and Society, Their Majesties inducted both into the Order with a Grant of Arms.  Scroll for THL Wolfgang Starke was created by THL Mary Elizabeth Clausen and the scroll for Katherine Starke was a work in progress by Don Po Silvertop.

Their Majesties invited Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin into Their presence.  She begged leave to present her Protégé with her belt to mark the renewal of their formal relationship.  Given leave, she asked that Baroness Elisabeth Johanna von der Flossenburg to come forward and take again her belt so that all might know her to be a worthy protégé.  Their Majesties hearing these words, suggested that there might be a more fitting mark of her station and invited before them the most noble Order of the Pelican.  They instructed Baroness Elisabeth to present herself to Their Heirs to sit vigil in contemplation of induction into said order.

Their Majesties called forth Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce de Siena.   Receiving her answer that she wished to proceed, They asked for those who would speak to her worthiness to be inducted to the Order of the Pelican.  Mistress Cori Ghora spoke on behalf of the Order of the Pelican, Mistress Othindisa Bykona for the Order of the Laurel, Her Grace, Sir Rowan de la Garnison on behalf of the Order of the Chivalry, and Master Benedict Fergus atte Mede for the Order of Defense.  Baroness Nest verch Rys spoke words written by Duchess Meirwen uerch Owein as a Royal Peer and THLady Zosia Kowalewska spoke on behalf of the populace.  All praised her for the work she has done for two decades within the Society speaking movingly of how she is always there, always helping and always kind.

Having heard these exemplary words in support of the Baroness, Their Majesties determined They would proceed.  The ancestral medallion of the Pelicans of Aethelmearc was place around her neck.  A personal medallion was also presented to her.   A capelet was placed upon her shoulders to mark her station.  Their Majesties accepted her oath of service and confirmed her as a member of the most noble Order of the Pelican with a Patent of Arms.  The scroll is a work in progress by Mistress Yvainne d’ Castel.

Their Majesties called forth Baron Caleb Reynolds.  For his enthusiasm and skill in brewing, They inducted him into the Order of the Fleur d’Aethelmearc.  The scroll created by Lady Edana the Red.

Their Majesties thanked all the scribes who contributed to the works presented this day.

Her Majesty then requested the presence of Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh.  Speaking on how often her name was read throughout the courts during Their Reign, She stated there could be no other inspiration for the day than the Baroness and presented to her a Golden Escarbuncle.

There being no further business this day, the court of Their Majesties concluded.


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Sven and Siobhán are Æthelmearc’s New Heirs

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2017-10-07 12:52

Baroness Ekaterina Volkova reports from today’s Fall Crown Tourney and We Are The Escarbuncle 20th Anniversary Celebration that Duke Sven Gunnarsson and Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin are now Prince and Princess of Æthelmearc.

Prince Sven won best two out of three bouts in the finals, with great sword and two sword.

 

 

Vivant! Vivant! Vivant!


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Fall Crown Tourney 2017: Finals

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2017-10-07 12:30

Baroness Ekaterina Volkova reports today’s finals in Crown Tourney are Duke Malcolm, fighting for Viscountess Rosalinde Ashworth, and Duke Sven, fighting for Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin.

Finals will be best of three bouts.


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Fall Crown Tourney 2017: Semi-Final List

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2017-10-07 12:21

Baroness Ekaterina Volkova has posted the names of the semi-finals of today’s Crown Tourney:


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Fall Crown Tourney 2017: Fourth Round Winners Side

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2017-10-07 12:11

Baroness Ekaterina Volkova reports that the final two on the winners side are Duke Sven Gunnarsson and Count Andreas Morgan.


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Fall Crown Tourney 2017: Third Round

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2017-10-07 11:41

Baroness Ekaterina Volkova has posted the following winners round in today’s Crown Tourney:

Winners side:Duke Syr Malcolm, Duke Sir Sven, Count Andreas, Sir Murdoch


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Fall Crown Tourney 2017: First and Second Rounds

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2017-10-07 11:29

Baroness Ekaterina Volkova has posted the following updates from today’s Crown Tourney:

First-round winners

First-round losers

First-round losers, continued

Second-round winners


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Follow Æthelmearc’s Crown Tourney

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-10-07 11:03

The Kingdom of Æthelmearc is holding its Crown Tournament today, and the Æthelmearc Gazette is providing coverage. The starting tree has been posted, and updates will follow.


Filed under: Tidings Tagged: aethelmearc, Crown Tourney

Fall Crown Tourney 2017: The Lineup

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2017-10-07 10:44

Baroness Ekaterina Volkova has posted the starting tree for today’s Crown Tourney (with 29 combatants) and plans on making regular updates.
Please be aware that the cell phone coverage on site is inconsistent.


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We Are the Escarbuncle – Æthelmearc’s 20 Year Anniversary Celebration & Fall Crown Tournament

AEthelmearc Gazette - Thu, 2017-10-05 07:24

The staff of Æthelmearc’s 20 Year Celebration and Fall Crown Tournament share some insight on what promises to be a very special event.

There have been many questions about this weekend’s Æthlemearc’s Fall Crown and Twentieth Anniversary Celebration. Why are they being held together? What makes this event special? It’s really exciting, so the staff and I wanted to fill you in.

Cabins

This event is about celebrating the creation of our Kingdom and the choosing of new Royal Heirs, so we sought out a site that’s central for everyone: All Saints Camp (110 All Saints Rd, Emlenton, PA 16373.) We are pleased to offer tent camping space free of charge on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Troll will open at 3 pm on Friday evening, and Lady Zianna beguy urdina de Zabaleta has graciously provided us with a Traveler’s Repast; Vegetable soup , beef stew, bread, butter , vegetables, hummus, and a cookie.

On Saturday, there will be a brief Morning Court at 10 am on the List field followed by the Crown Tournament Processional. If you wish to have a shade on the field; please reach out to our Day Shade Coordinators – Lady Arthes MacLeod (Brandy Straub, blueduckie666666@yahoo.com, 412-352-0978) and Lord Alister MacLeod (Greg Straub, gstraubjr@gmail.com, 412-216-5443). We are giving priority to Combatant and Consort Pairs.

Lunch will be served to the Tournament Field with a seated lunch near our arts and sciences display. Mistress Illadore de Bedegrayne has provided a gracious menu. Please contact her directly at rani23@gmail.com with any food allergies or other issues.

Feast Menu from the THL Ottilige van Rappoltsweiler; a remove for each style of cooking she has studied. A love letter to her Kingdom through food! Please reach out to her with any food allergies at ottilige@rocketmail.com You will find the menu here.

Commemorative Token made by Edena the Red and Countess Anna Leigh.

We have a merchants row with several great vendors. A commemorative token for 20th year has been cast which will be sold as a personal fund raiser with proceeds to be split between the works of the Pewter Guild and Travel Expenses of their Majesties. The pewter work is by the hands of Edana the Red with detail beading by Countess Anna Leigh. They will be available onsite for $5.00. We have 100 minted and Edana has graciously offered to make more for those that would still want one after we sell out or are not able to attend the event. You will need to mail her a self-addressed envelope and the funds for your piece and she will send one out to you(Bridgette Montgomery; 128 Russellton Dorseyville Rd., Cheswick, PA 15024). The pewter token is based on an original pendant housed at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Created in 13th c. France during the Gothic period, the materials are gilded copper and champlevé enamel. It measures 4 x 3 1/2 inches. The difference in size accounts for the changes in details. Pewter tokens were used to mark an occasion such as a pilgrimage or royal event.

Reverse of Commemorative Token

Now, I know what you are thinking, this doesn’t sound all that different from a Fall Crown – but on the occasion of our Twentieth Anniversary, there will be an opportunity to enjoy almost anything that our fair kingdom has to offer. We have archery, atl-atl, thrown weapons, arts, history, heraldry, cut and thrust is starting a new competition, and the equestrians will be out in force. We’ve added a Friday evening torchlight tournament for rattan combat and a melee scenario after Crown Tournament on Saturday that will include the youth rattan fighters alongside the adults! There will be Fencing starting with Friday night pickups and an early bird tournament and activities all day Saturday. The Kingdom Historian’s Office is preparing a display of the origins or our Beloved Kingdom so that we can reminisce and celebrate our beginnings and the ways that we have grown!

All are welcome to participate in the arts and science display run by THL Eleanore Godwin! “We need your items for display! Please bring one item you’ve made for display that represents “We are the Escarbuncle” to you. No documentation is required! There will be 3×5 cards for your name and information about your item. There will be a book to write your name in and about your item and how it represents “We are the Escarbuncle” to you. Items will be accepted on Saturday, from 9:30am to 11:00am. Display will be open to the populace from 11:00am to 8:00pm.”

Prefer other Arts or Sciences? We have a Brewer’s Round Table so that you can taste and talk about what you are making, how you can improve it, and see what other brewers have learned. Consider bringing your potable to share. Stop by the heraldic consult table to discuss a new device, badge, or registering your name. The Debatable Choir will give a concert of Æthelmearc Songs, and we will end Saturday in celebration: a ball with choral music and live musicians! All are welcome to come dance, and musicians are wanted – speak with THL Sionn the Lost (Email jfkyle at gmail.com) about joining the players!

There’s simply too much to keep listing; our schedule and contacts are here.
We have already sold out of feast and cabins but bring your tent and we’ll find you a place to set up! There are also several hotels close by; the site if off I80 between Grove City and Clarion:
Quality Inn at 137 Gibb Rd, Harrisville, PA 16038; Motel 6 at 1010 Dholu Rd, Harrisville, PA 16038; Holiday Inn 225 Singh Dr, Seneca, PA 16346; and Microtel Inn and Suites 121 North Point Drive, Clarion, PA 16214.

More questions? If the website doesn’t answer them; please reach out to the Autocrats; THL Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill (muirgheall at gmail.com, 724-683-7558) Baroness Elena de la Palma (elenadelapalma at gmail.com, 916-704-2367


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Court Report: Agincourt, September 23, A.S. 52

AEthelmearc Gazette - Wed, 2017-10-04 07:41

Here continues the Record of the Reign of Gareth and Juliana, King and Queen of Sylvan Æthelmearc, at Agincourt, September 23, Anno Societatis 52, in Their Shire of Sunderoak; as recorded by Lord Arias Beltran del Valle with the assistance of Lord Ronan O’Conall.

Their Majesties first gave leave to Their Excellencies Brandubh and Hilderun, Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands, to hold their court.

Their Excellencies’ court having been concluded, Their Majesties invited before them Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope to discuss the tournament held earlier in that day to determine Their Royal Majesties’ Youth Champion. Mistress Arianna informed Them that from the field of 6, two rose above the others, and Fox and Fritz were named Youth Champions in their divisions.

Mistress Arianna asked further leave of Their Majesties to discuss efforts to support those subjects of the Kingdoms of Ansteorra and Trimaris most recently affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. She thanked the populace for their donations thus far, and informed them of further opportunities to donate at future events.

Their Majesties then called forth Lord Robert MacEwin of Thornhill. They tasked him, with the assistance of the other Lord Robert present, to take the toy box away to be found by the children of Æthelmearc, who were then asked to assemble before Their Majesties. Seeing their opportunity, the two Lords Robert sped from the room before the children of the Kingdom were sent to give chase by Their Majesties.

Their Majesties next invited Master Jacopo di Niccolo to attend them. Master Jacopo spoke of the tournament held that afternoon to determine Their Majesties’ Archery Champion. He summoned his Lordship Alrekr Bergsson and Lord Ronan O’Conall, the final two competitors on the day. Lord Ronan finished in second place, and was acknowledged by Their Majesties and granted a token in recognition of his skill.  But his Lordship Alrekr had emerged victorious on the day, and for this was he name Their Majesties’ Archery Champion. He was then granted the trappings of the champion and invited to join Their retinue in Court.

Photo by Lord Arias Beltran del Valle.

Their Majesties then called for the presence of Stiofan of Hahvehbier. Having heard of his efforts for decades in teaching new skills to SCAdians and spending time working with the Pennsic Land Staff, They were moved to recognize his efforts and awarded him Arms, creating him a Lord of Their Court. Illumination by Baron Caleb Reynolds,calligraphy not credited.

 

Photo by Lord Arias Beltran del Valle.

 

Their Majesties then demanded the presence of Wolfgang von Ostheim. They spoke of Wolfgang’s commitment to fighting for the Kingdom army, even returning from an injury to defend the Sylvan lands, as well as his assistance provided at events doing whatever needs done. For this was he, too, awarded Arms and made a Lord of Their Court. Scroll by Lady Felice de Thornton.

Photo by Lord Arias Beltran del Valle.

 

Lord Tertius Maximus Drusus was next summoned before Their Majesties. Word of his work as exchequer of Silva Vulcani, his teaching on the archery range, and his service in organizing transportation and other needs for his College had reached their ears. For this they thanked him and inducted him into the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Thea Denes.

Photo by Lord Arias Beltran del Valle.

 

Their Majesties next called for Takamatsu-san Gentarou Yoshitaka. Their Majesties were of a similar mind, and so named him a member of the Order of the Keystone for his service as archery marshal in Their Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands and his time spent working in Their kitchens and as a herald, and his efforts in building a camp gate for the Barony. Scroll by Lady Kolfina Jodisdottir.

Their Majesties summoned Lord Otto Boese before them. They thanked Lord Otto for his willingness to take on the role of exchequer in Their home Shire of Misty Highlands, and for making himself available to paint shields for Vikings at Miklagard and helping to set up and tear down other events. For this was he named a companion of the Order of the Keystone. Illumination by Baron Caleb Reynolds,calligraphy not credited.

Photo by Lord Arias Beltran del Valle.

 

His Lordship Oliver Sutton was then called before Them. Their Majesties had followed his Lordship’s work creating his own inks for scrolls and in researching and creating period furniture. For this They were well pleased, and did then induct him into the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by Lady Rivka of the Debatable Lands.

Photo by Lord Arias Beltran del Valle.

 

Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope was then invited again before Their Majesties. They spoke of Mistress Arianna’s tireless devotion to the Kingdom over many decades, most notably as Kingdom Youth Marshal, and as one who serves where it is needed and is a role model for others to follow.  For these reasons were they moved to claim her as one of Æthelmearc’s own and did give her right to an Augmentation of Arms to be determined in consultation with Their Heralds. Scroll by Master Kieran MacRae.

Photo by Lord Arias Beltran del Valle.

 

Their Majesties then invited Master Jacopo di Niccolo to return once again to Their presence. Her Majesty spoke about the success of his tournament to choose the next archery champion, not simply as a way to determine his successor, but also as one of the most entertaining tournaments They had witnessed. For this was Master Jacopo named Her Majesty’s inspiration for the day and given a Golden Escarbuncle.

Their Majesties then bid all those who had worked on those scrolls awarded this day stand and be recognized amongst the populace. They also recognized Mistress Elisabeth Johanna von Flossenburg and Baroness Sybilla Detwyller for their efforts in creating their garb for the day.

There being no further business, the Court of Their Majesties was then closed.

 


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Artifacts of Life III

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2017-10-03 20:19

The third Artifacts of a Life was held Sept. 30, 2017, in the Barony Beyond the Mountain. This very special arts and sciences competition format encourages participants to present items which a person from our period of study could have possessed. There were categories for entries which covered “elite” displays of 6 to 9 articles, “typical” collections of 3 to 5 items, and “team” or “village” entries by a group of participants (though there were no entries in that category this time).

Throughout the day, visitors and judges admired the presentations and discussed them with the seven entrants.

Lord Brendan Firebow

Lord Brendan Firebow’s display was of various items found on his person at the time of his untimely death (possibly in a duel) in the late 1500’s. Presented were glasses, a knife sheath, a belt, and a pouch. Decoration on the pouch, the edges of the belt, and the leather frames of the glasses, was chemically stained black with an iron solution. The strapless pouch was worn against the body and held in place by the belt. His research into the leather framed glasses led him to discover that these were important 16th century trade items.

Lady Aibhilin inghean Ui Phaidin

Lady Aibhilin inghean Ui Phaidin

Lady Aibhilin inghean Ui Phaidin presented glass bead jewelry as found in the Deer Park Farms Settlement site in County Antrim Ireland. Beads, such as those in the strung grouping of 11, were found scattered in the bedding in one of the homes of the site, and a glass-topped pin like those shown was found in another structure. The beads Aibhilin reproduced were among the most common types found throughout the site. The description of her experimental bead furnace was fascinating. Her research into the beads has ignited her desire to learn much more about medieval Irish history.

Baroness Ysabella de Draguignan

Baroness Ysabella de Draguignan

Baroness Ysabella de Draguignan’s artifacts were discovered while repairing WW2 damage to Maison Draguignan. An old box was found under broken floorboards. It contained a few playing cards, a pewter token, a padlock key, a fire-damaged pendant, a toy horse, a gravoir (a hair parting tool), and several handwritten notes and letters – items that would have been lovingly treasured by her 14th century persona. Participating in Artifacts of Life allowed Baroness Ysabella to explore art forms she had never attempted before.

Lord Bartholomew of Northampton was an archer on board the Mary Rose when it sank. His personal possessions include his yew longbow, arrows, wooden comb, embroidered purse, bracer (arm guard), wooden plate and bowl, bollock dagger and sheath, and a leather jerkin. It takes a special technique to pull a 104 pound bow.

Lord Bartholomew and his longbow

Lady Elaine Howys of Morningthorpe

Lady Elaine Howys of Morningthorpe

Lady Elaine Howys of Morningthorpe was the widow of a Master Broderer who left the service of Queen Elizabeth to start his own shop. Her will leaves the contents of the shop to her son-in-law and daughter, as he was in the trade as a journeyman and pattern drawer. Presented were merchandise, supplies, tools, patterns and work samples of various forms of Tudor and Elizabethan embroidery.

Lady Tola knitýr

Lady Tola knitýr was a 14th century Swiss noblewoman. She made two knitted purses, likely to be used as reliquary bags in her church. Spools of her handspun silk thread survive, on her spool stand. The tiny scale of the knitting, and the complex patterns, are evidence of her skill. She is looking forward to continuing her explorations of natural dyeing techniques.

Lady Rosamund von Schwyz

Lady Rosamund von Schwyz presented the tools and technique of bobbin lace. Her pillow includes a roller, to facilitate making lengths of lace, and she made several of the many bobbins in use.

 

These skillful entrants demonstrated both breadth and depth in their explorations of medieval life. Their enthusiasm for their work was readily apparent. In Baronial Court, the event stewards, Mistress Elizabeth Vynehorn and Baron Jehan du Lac, thanked the entrants and judges, and announced the results:
Lord Bartholomew of Northampton was the winner in the “elite” category.
Lady Tola knitýr was the winner in the “typical” category.
Lady Elaine Howys of Morningthorpe received the stewards’ choice prize.
Baroness Ysabella de Draguignan was honored with the Baron and Baroness’ choice prize.

Information and rules for Artifacts of a Life III can be read here:
http://sca-artifactschallenge.blogspot.com/

Event staff requested that this report announce that the next Artifacts of a Life will be held in the Fall of 2019, so artisans and researchers should start planning their entries NOW!

Photos provided by Baron Joseph of the Red Griffin and Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood. Article written by Mistress Ose Silverhair and Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood.

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Harvest Raids, the Making of Knights, and the Bonds We Share

AEthelmearc Gazette - Tue, 2017-10-03 19:57

By Lord Christian Goldenlok

Sir Thorsol is knighted. Photos by Baron Steffan.

In relation to each other, the rubber band of geographical life is made from unequal parts time and distance. When it stretches, all too often we have too much distance between us and not enough time to spend when we are together.

The opposite is also true. While it’s nice to visit with old friends around the fire, hearts become restless to look out to the horizon and build bonds away from home. In a perfect world, we could all live within walking distance. Until then, we have to use our time effectively. I am terrible at time management, mostly because I spent half my raids hugging people. It’s a rough life.

At Court at Harvest Raids, an Æthelmearc event in Western New York, my King and Queen made the first set of knights of their reign. Two men were presented, two men with whom I have very different relationships.

The first man to be brought forth was His Lordship Thorsol Solinauga. The Thorsol and I have been friends for years. He sought me out from the VERY beginning of my journey and has never once not made me feel welcomed at an event. He is either a saint or an incredible actor.  We have fought against and beside one another, and we have shared laughter, a love for this society, and many good conversations and will continue to do so. Thorsol is a popular man and inspired me to strive to build up people outside of the household and shire that I could love.

I have always measured my goodness based on his example. He is the gauge of inclusiveness to which I try to measure up. I have never heard him raise his voice in anger. Besides his deeds on the battlefield, I am sure that his diplomacy is something others should emulate. He can and will out-humble you. He is a dirty hippie. Sir Thorsol was the first man my King knighted. He is absolutely worthy of the station.

If he lived in Pittsburgh, we would throw pottery together, sing and play guitar together, or play boardgames together. He would be a part of my life because I would make him do so whether he wanted to or not. I love The Thorsol, and the beauty of the words spoken for him by friends I also know told me what I already knew for years: that many people are joined with me in sharing in my love for him. Thorsol spoke words of fealty on the Sword of State, he received his last unanswered blow from King Gareth, and he made his way, humbly and happily, to be with his new Chivalric brothers.

His ceremony was fantastic, and I wept happy, ugly tears for my friend, a man I wish I had more time with and less space away from. My house is a Bon Jovi-free zone.

After Sir Thorsol got the hell out of the way (Thorsol, GIT!), the crown proceeded to its next point of business and called forth Baron Dominic I-don’t-even-know-his-last-SCAdian-name. (Editor’s Note: Morland)

Sir Dominic is knighted.

 

Down the isle processed a handsome man with his beautiful wife whom I can’t recall I’ve ever met. As he and his retinue processed I thought to myself, “I don’t know her, nope, don’t know that guy, nope not him, nope don’t know her.”

The stranger knelt before my King and Queen, the King and Queen I know better than ANY other SCAdians, are masters of the fighting house to which I belong, and with whom I have spent countless hours. As the seconds passed, dichotomies between Dominic and Thorsol and the differences in my familiarity with the Royals and my familiarity with Baron Dominic began shooting through my mind.

As the introductory words were spoken, I searched my memory and couldn’t remember a time I had ever interacted with this man save a handshake or two, maybe a pat on the back in passing. Dominic and I have NEVER had the opportunity to sit and talk together. Earlier, as I had passed his vigil tent, I actually couldn’t recall any of the people who were standing guard for him or in that general vicinity. I’m Christian (expletive) Goldenlok and I know everybody… yet an entire group of people were unintentionally foreign to me.

Dominic’s heraldry is stunning, however.

To my delight, as the moments went on, I started to become slowly, intensely connected to these people, the man being knighted, and the ceremony.

Other people I didn’t know stood before the crown and offered their endorsements of Dominic. I started to feel a connection between their love for this man in relation to my love for the people that I hold dear. Tears streamed down the faces of many friends of Dominic, the majority of whom I have never become acquainted.

I began to feel the spirit of reverence that emanated through the ceremony. Words like honor, mental toughness, and graciousness poured out of the mouths of his friends, and I began to see that the same kinship that exists between me and Sir Thorsol absolutely exists between these fine people and their fine friend and brother, Dominic.

He began to tremble while kneeling before Their Majesties. You could visually comprehend that all his sacrifice, all his time spent in harness, all his time serving his friends, family, and the kingdom he calls home were about to manifest into becoming a Knight of Æthelmearc. He was aware of all this and, I imagine, was reacting to it. I empathized with the weight he was feeling. You could see he was humbled at being exulted by his friends. His dream, and the dreams and hopes and expectations others had of him, seemed to turn into a heartfelt, tangible reality with every word that filled the hall of that great Court. With the mounting of spurs, the clasp of cloak, and the fitting of the belt, he was being reworked, remade.

And then I started freaking ugly crying.

 

With so much strife in the modern world, it isn’t surprising that we occasionally need to be reminded that there is so much positivity and so much commonality that transcends the boundaries of time and distance in the SCA. As we struggle, as we toil in the fields, we must be reminded that there will come a time for harvest because of our collective dedication. It was obvious to me that many placed stones for Sir Dominic to walk on in his path to knighthood, and it was truly inspiring to see the love his friends showed him.

 

In closing, we must learn to become even more inclusive, to become even more open and honest and caring, and to realize that there is so much love in this world to be seen if only we fix our collective eyes to see it. I felt that love for you, Sir Dominic, and I hope we have time in the future. I’m grateful for both of these men, their separate retinues, their relation to us all, and their example to me.

 

Harvest Raids was fantastic!


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Editor’s Note

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2017-10-02 11:24

Five years ago, Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd For, along with a staff of editors, brought the East Kingdom Gazette to life.  During that time, Mistress Catrin managed the site, staff, and content, and brought the Gazette to where it is today.  As of Saturday, October 1, 2017, Mistress Catrin has stepped down, and Lady Tola knitýr stepped into the role of Site Management and Content Editor.  Mistress Catrin will remain on the Gazette staff as the Massachusetts editor.  Lady Tola has been on the Gazette staff for four years, and is looking forward to the challenge of filling Mistress Catrin’s shoes.


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Court Report: Under the Grenewode, August 26, A.S. 52

AEthelmearc Gazette - Mon, 2017-10-02 11:10

From the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy and Gabrielle, King and Queen of  Æthelmearc, as recorded by Dame Kateryna ty Isaf, Jewel of AEthelmearc Herald as conducted by Lord Arias Beltran del valle at Under the Grenewode hosted jointly by the Barony of Blackstone Mountain and the Shire of Port Oasis on August 26, Anno Societatis LII.

Their Majesties called for Lord Sasson della Sancta Victoria to speak about the Arts and Sciences competition that had gone on throughout the day. In this competition, while all submissions were praised for their craftsmanship, two gentles did rise above to earn recognition. Lady Katarina of Twin Moons was named both the choice of the Populace and Their Excellencies of Blackstone Mountain for her blackwork chessboard, and Baroness Cerridwen de Skene was named Royal Choice and Heir’s Choice for her wool embroidery and silverpoint.

Lord Sasson with A&S competition winner Baroness Cerridwen

Their Majesties then gave Lord Sasson a different task: to convey the children’s toy chest from Their presence for the children of the Kingdom to begin their search. After allowing Lord Sasson the traditional head-start, the children were then sent to find him and receive a toy from those offered.

Their Majesties called for Their subject Rhiannon Borror to appear before Them. They noted this gentle’s long history of service to the kingdom as chatelaine and demo coordinator, and for this were They were moved to award her Arms and create her a Lady of their Court.

Rhiannon receives an AoA

Lady Aine ny Allane was next summoned to Their presence. Lady Aine had shown herself to be a presence at many events, recording the events of those she attends in picture form for those who could not be there themselves, and giving of her time to make sure the work of the Kingdom and Society is done and done well. For this did They induct her into Their Order of the Keystone. The scroll is a work in progress.

Lady Aine receives a Keystone

Their Majesties next demanded the presence of Lady Katharine McClung before Them. They spoke of this Lady’s long history of serving her Kingdom and Barony as a scribe and more recently as Onyx Pursuivant and Millrind Herald. Believing her work to be worthy of greater renown, They did then summon Their Order of the Millrind, and bid her join the ranks of the Order as its newest member. The scroll was created by Lady Juliana Ravenshaw.

Lady Katharine receives a Millrind

Their Majesties bade the Order to stay a moment longer as Their business with them was not yet finished. They invited Maestro Orlando di Bene del Vinta to attend Them as well. Citing his service to the kingdom as a vocal  herald, as the Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald to Their Royal Parents, and as a leader in the organization of Their fencing army, They did also name him to a place in Their Order of the Millrind. The scroll was created by Lord Sasson della Sancta Victoria.

Maestro Orlando receives a Millrind

Next did Their Majesties summon Lord James Freeman to Their presence. Having succumbed to the exertions of the day in organizing certain activities, he was sent for. While the court waited, Their Majesties asked his mother to come forward that They might praise her for having raised such a hard working son and so that They might confound said son to the merriment of all. Once he appeared at speed, Her Majesty named him Her Inspiration for the day and bestowed upon him a Golden Escarbuncle, for She had seen the fruits of his labors throughout the day and noted the success
of the tournament format in entertaining the populace.

James Freeman receives a Golden Escarbuncle

Their Majesties then invited all those present whose work had contributed to a scroll handed out on the day to rise and be recognized by the populace.

There being no further business before Their Majesties, Their court was then closed.


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Baron Dominic Receives Chiv Writ at Harvest Raids

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2017-09-30 10:49

Baron Dominic is sent on vigil today.

Their Majesties Gareth and Juliana issued a writ this morning at Harvest Raids to Baron Dominic Morland to consider elevation to the Order of the Chivalry.

He is now on vigil, as is fellow vigilant THL Thorsol, and both will be elevated at tonight’s Court.

Vivant!

Reporting and photo by Baroness Katja

 

 

 

 


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Court Report: Æthelmearc Æcademy, June 17, A.S. 52

AEthelmearc Gazette - Fri, 2017-09-29 20:09

From the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy and Gabrielle, King and Queen of
Æthelmearc, as recorded by Dame Kateryna ty Isaf, Jewel of Æthelmearc
Herald with the assistance of THLady Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle Herald
in the Shire of Angel’s Keep on June 17, Anno Societatis LII.

In the morning:

Their Majesties called THLady Jacqueline de Molieres before Them.  They
asked her if she was ready to sit vigil this day and receive the counsel of
the Order of the Laurel.  She assented and Their Majesties called forth the
Most Noble Order of the Laurel to take her to a place made ready for her to
sit in contemplation of elevation to the peerage.

Jacqueline de Moliere is sent to vigil.

In the afternoon:

Their Majesties called forth Floki Bjornson.  Finding him to be overall a
very helpful young gentleman who works diligently as a kitchen assistant
and porter for the Shire of Angel’s Keep and beyond, They felt it was right
and just to induct him into the Order of the Silver Buccle.  The scroll is
a work of Lady Gilliane McGill de Verona.

Floki receives a Silver Buccle

Their Majesties called forth rest of the children present so that they
might chase the toy chest from the court.  They called upon the good graces
of Baron Perote Gormal Campbell and asked him to take up the toy chest.
The children were assembled and counselled to take one toy each, beginning
with the youngest child present once they stopped Baron Perote.  The count
being given, they did chase him from the court.

Their Majesties invited Mistress Alicia Langland to speak before the
court.  Mistress Alicia thanked the teachers who made the day so successful
and especially those who were teaching for the first time advising them
that they should see her to receive a pearl for taking on this new
endeavor.  She also thanked the staff of the event for organizing and
running such a fine day.

Their Majesties called Maddalena D’Agostino before Them.  For her many
works, including as tollner, kitchen staff, teacher of nailbinding and
deputy Herald of the Barony of Delftwood, Their Majesties Awarded her Arms
and made her a Lady of the court.  The scroll was created by the hand of
Lady Edana the Red.

 

Maddalena receives her AoA

Their Majesties called for the Rock to be brought forth in court.  A mighty
and impressive runestone was ceremoniously brought forward so that Their
Majesties could find a gentle worthy of carrying this burden.  Their
Majesties then called Bjorn Grimmson to present himself before Them.  They
Awarded him Arms for his work as Head cook for Dayboards, Chamberlain and
overall helper for the Shire of Angel’s Keep as well as his might of arm as
a fencer.  The carved scroll was etched by Lady Felice de Thornton.

Bjorn receives an AoA

Their Majesties called Ulfgrima Tannadotir to attend Them.  Knowing she
serves as the Shire’s Children’s Officer and by taking care of the upkeep
of the Gold Key with a smile for all, They saw fit to make her a Lady of
the court and Awarded her Arms.  The scroll was a work by THLady Julianna
Stafford.

Ulfgrima receives her AoA

Their Majesties called forth Lady Elisabetta Tempesta.  Having seen her
work for her Shire as Seneschal, Exchequer, Feast cook and autocrat, They
felt it right to induct her to the Order of the Keystone.   The scroll was
created by the hand of THLady Elyse le Bref.

Lady Elisabetta receives a Keystone

Their Majesties called Lady Maire ni Cathai O’Connor to attend Them.  To
engage the children of Aethelmearc and hold their attention is a gift this
gentle Lady excels in.   Their Majesties being parents are minded to be
appreciative of such a person and thus inducted her into the Order of the
Keystone. Scroll by Lady Edana the Red.

Lady Maire receives a Keystone

Their Majesties then called forth Lord Snorri skyti Bjarnarsson.   His
leatherworking is of fine detail, his arrows fly true.  For his works of
art including the scabbard he displayed at Ice Dragon, Their Majesties were
moved to induct him into the Order of the Sycamore.  Scroll by Lady Alysoun
of the Debatable Lands.

Lord Snorri receives a Sycamore

Their Majesties call for THLord AELric Ravenshaw to attend Them.  Noting
his attention to detail in his every effort to dress, fight and teach with
authenticity for his German persona and for his teaching of German
longsword techniques, Their Majesties inducted him into the Order of the
Golden Stirrup.  Scroll by THLady Mary Elizabeth Clausen.

THLord Aelric receives a Golden Stirurup and then is surprised with a Writ for the Pelican.

Their Majesties advised THLord AElric Ravenshaw to remain with Them as They
had another piece of business concerning him that needed to be attended
to.  With that, Their Majesties called before them the Most Noble Order of
the Pelican.  For his many years of service to the Shire of Ballachlagen as
well as his work as a scribe, They enjoined THLord AElric to return to Them
with a time and place where he would sit vigil in contemplation of
elevation to the Peerage as a Companion of the Order of the Pelican.  Writ
scroll by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

Their Majesties called THLady Jacqueline de Molieres to rejoin Them.
Having sat vigil and received counsel, Their Majesties asked her if it was
her wish to continue.  She assented and Their Majesties called for the
Order of the Laurel to attend Them.  They asked for worthies to attest to
her qualifications to for this accolade.  As a Member of the Order of
Chivalry from Atlantia, Sir Bedawyr of Avaricum spoke of the fact that she is an
example of Gentility and Courtesy and chivalric grace.  As Jewel of
Aethelmearc, Lord Conrad Keinast spoke of how befitting it was that her
heraldry was the Dandelion, for her roots run deep.  He advised she was
instrumental in starting the Embroidery Day at Pennsic and sees worth where
others do not.  As a member of the Order of the Pelican, Mistress Alicia
Langland spoke of her generosity of spirit and how she sees a need and
brings others with her to fulfill it.  As a member of the Order of the
Laurel, Master Gille MacDhonuill spoke not only of her skill but also of
her extraordinary ability to teach others as a craftsman does.

Having heard these words and the counsel of the Order of the Laurel, Their
Majesties agreed it was right and fitting to elevate Jacqueline de Molieres
by Letters Patent to the Order of the Laurel.  They called forth for the
regalia of her new station, the Laurel wreath, the Cloak and a Laurel’s
broach for her to be adorned by so that all may know her to be a peer of
the Society.  A scroll was created for her by the hand of THLady Vivienne
of Yardley.  Their Majesties having received her oath of service as a
member of the Order of the Laurel, asked Mistress Jacqueline de Molieres to
bide a moment as They wished the presence of the Order while They completed
another item of business before the court.

THL Jacqueline is made a Laurel

Their Majesties called forth THLord Artemius Andreas Magnus.  The beauty of
his stained glass and lampwork being known throughout the Kingdom, They
advised him that it was Their will that he sit vigil upon a date mutually
agreeable to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Baron Artemius receives a Writ for the Laurel

Their Majesties asked that all scribes who contributed to the scrolls given
during the courts today stand and be recognized.

Her Majesty asked Lady Aurelie NicTurnear to attend Her.  Her Majesty
advised how she was moved by the joyful service of Lady Aurelie to name her
the Queen’s Inspiration of the day and bestowed upon her the Golden
Escarbuncle.

Lady Aurelie receives a Golden Escarbuncle

There being no further business this day, Their Majesties’ court was thus
concluded.

All photos by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.


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