East Kingdom Gazette
Covering the Eastern Realm of the SCA
Updated: 55 min 16 sec ago
The celebration of the 25th anniversary of Endewearde took place on Saturday, April 20 at historic Fort Knox in Prospect, Maine. Although we had a rainy start, we were able to set up activities in the covered areas of the fort. We had two fencing tournaments (small sword and cut and thrust) and an armored combat tournament (unmatched weapons, lowest on the OP gets to choose first); a tavern complete with a sumptuous dayboard, including two kinds of hot soup; dancing; and a wonderful Arts and Science contest and display on the theme of “Not Finished Yet” to go with the idea that our group is still growing and evolving. By afternoon the sun was out and it was a beautiful day. Fencing continued with scenarios based on Bare Blade Tavern, and happening in various locations throughout the fort, including a “stair pit”, a hunt for loot, and a battle for the gate. By 3:00 we were ready to retire to the tavern for cake and a celebration of our 25 years of history.
It was then announced that all four of our youth fencers had authorized that day. Winners of the various fencing contests were announced: Lord Lucien de Winter for the small sword tourney, Radbod of Endewearde for the cut and thrust tourney, and Mistress Mercedes de Calafia for the Bare Blade Tavern – she received a lovely hat pin made by Alys Treeby. The coveted title of Most Treacherous Swine was awarded to Camille DesJardin – who would think that such an innocent looking face could hide such wickedness?
Next on the agenda, a letter from the Crown of the East was read, congratulating us on our 25 years, and stating that They had found many loyal, honorable and caring people in the group (Clearly they were not familiar with the Most Treacherous Swine award). They also said that They were pleased that it was They who would be able to preside over Investiture, as They had won Crown in Endewearde. Two poems by Syr Cedric of Thanet were read, one about the founding of the group, and one about the Endewearde Hunt, our annual archery event. A toast by Lady Sylvia du Vey, absent at BrewU, but present in spirit, was heartily cheered by all. Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge sang a song composed for the occasion, with the populace joining in the chorus.
Lord Jehan Fitzalan spoke of how he had first encountered the SCA at a Bare Blade Tavern event where he and his three children were warmly welcomed, and said that was what Endewearde did best and why we have continued to grow. Lord Scamus O’Neill, one of the founding members, spoke of how he had watched the group grow and how pleased he was with what we had become. Mistress Brita had the news article about the very first demo that had started it all. Then we all had some of the tower shaped cake, and cleared out before the rangers locked the fort.
Many of us reconvened at Gwillim and Constancia’s for a lively post revel with lots of singing and good fellowship – a lovely end to a wonderful day.
cloisonné photos by Alys Treeby, castle cake photo by Brita Mairi Svensdottir, A&S display photo by Christiana Crane
Filed under: Events, Local Groups
Greetings from Lady Elysabeth Underhill, East Kingdom University Chancellor
I would like it to be known that I will be stepping down in July as Chancellor of the East Kingdom University. I am now calling for applications from people interested in applying for this position.
a. Coordinates and supervises the East Kingdom University
b. Disseminates to the populace information concerning the East Kingdom University
c. Maintains a repository of course and teacher information.
If you have any questions about the position, please do not hesitate to contact me and ask!
Lady Elysabeth Underhill
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Official Notices
Recently the East Kingdom Gazette dedicated a Gazette Page to those handy Event-Map-At-A-Glance and May’s Map is now up!
Do not forget to add your up-coming events to the East Kingdom Website/Pikestaff, and remember the Gazette can only post events with the event details filled out.
Filed under: Events
The Board of Directors would like to remind everyone of the Second Quarter Board Meeting set for Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will take place at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 1989 East Calaveras Boulevard, Milpitas, California. All are welcome. Modern dress appreciated.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
You may also email email@example.com.
Filed under: Uncategorized
We recommend that you plan to provide your own drinking water. Flush toilets are available on site. In case of rain all planned activities will be run inside the shelter of the fort.
We hope you are able to join us to celebrate 25 years in Endewearde.Lady Bryn Millar & Lord Oleksandr Brazhnyk Silver Anniversary Celebration event stewards http://www.endewearde.eastkingdom.org/
Filed under: Events, Uncategorized
Unto the populace of the east kingdom does Ryan Brigantia send greetings. In recent weeks there has been a flurry of comments and posts regarding the use of Social Media, including the adoption of the SCA Social Media Policy. While I, personally, am very active in many different outlets of Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, G+, and YouTube I do not plan on creating an official presence of the Brigantia Principal Herald’s office on any of those entities during my tenure as Brigantia. All of the above listed social media sites are not secure, no matter what their Security Policies state, and data can, and does, get removed by those social media sites without warning and/or can be used by third parties without permission of the poster.
I will continue to support and encourage unofficial court reports published in the EK Gazette and the East Kingdom social media groups at the discretion of the Vox Regis and the Crown.
Email will remain, as it has been for years, the only official electronic communication method of the Brigantia Principal Herald’s Office. Know that you can contact me through social media for discussions regarding any topic but any official discussion will ultimately have to be summarized in an email.
Going forward quarterly territorial group herald reports will not be accepted through social media. Official court reports will NOT be accepted through social media. They will only be accepted using the forms available on The East Kingdom College of Heralds website, through email, hard copy mail, or hand delivery. Similarly, the Eastern Crown Herald has stated that the forms for submission of names and armorial will only be accepted through email, hard copy mail, or hand delivery.
Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: brigantia, heralds, kingdom officers, social media
From the Brigantia Principal Herald of the East and the East Kingdom Minister of the Lists:
The time has once again come for the selection of the Prince and Princess of Tir Mara, Heirs to the Throne of the Kingdom of the East. This glorious day does not happen spontaneously. It requires many hands and many feet. I applaud the good people of the Province of Ostgardr for the work they have done, and will continue to do, for this event.
That being said, the tournament doesn’t run on the event support staff alone. The Heralds and Ministers of the Lists will need assistance running the actual tournament. If you wish to volunteer to get a front row seat to some of the best fighting of the Spring and a view into the inner workings of running large tournaments please volunteer to be a List Runner, MoL, or Herald for the event.
If you wish to be a List Runner or a Herald for the event please contact Ryan, Brigantia Principal Herald of he East. If you wish to assist the Minister of the Lists please contact Sabina, East Kingdom Minister of the Lists.
Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tournament, events, volunteers
Ten days more…and we of Ostgardr will be welcoming the people of the East Kingdom to Crown Tournament. The feast is set, the field is being prepared, the site tokens are made. Some notes on activities -
We of Ostgardr look forward to welcoming Their Majesties Gregor IV and Keina II, all the Crown Combatants and their Consorts, and all the people of the East Kingdom who come to witness the making of the newest Prince and Princess of the East!
Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tournament, events
The Barony of Endewearde is holding a 25th anniversary event this coming Saturday, April 20th, at Fort Knox in Prospect Maine. At the conclusion of the event, we are planning a recapitulation of our first quarter century. Accordingly, the Barony would like to ask anyone in the SCA who has good memories of the people or events, which together are the history of Endewearde, to contribute those memories in person or in writing. Recountings in prose, verse, song, or by picture, whether in person, by proxy, displayed, or written and read, would be welcome and may be sent to Endewearde’s Heppin Pursuivant, Mistress Brita Mairi Svensdottir, via email to Mistress Brita.
Our appreciation to Don Jordan Harvey for writing this announcement.
Lady Bryn Millar & Lord Oleksandr Brazhnyk
Filed under: Events
The Gazette publishes news of interest to the East Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a historical recreation group. Listed below are some of our most popular articles and a map with upcoming events.
Filed under: Uncategorized
The list is in order of precedence.
Tribune Omega Aurelius Serpentius for Duchess Roxane Farabi Shahzadeh
Duke Konrad Der Lowe Von Ulm for Lady Aibhilin Fhionn
Jarl (Count) Valgard Stonecleaver for Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo
Earl Kenric aet Essex for Countess Avelina Keye
Syr Cedric of Thanet for Mistress Moira Fionnbhar of Argyll
Mistress Moira Fionnbhar of Argyll for Syr Cedric of Thanet
Sir Thomas of Ravenhill for Áine an Neamheaglach
Pan (Sir) Jan Janowicz Bodanski for Herrin (Lady) Rosamund von Schwyz
Master Julien de LaPointe for Mistress Carolyne de LaPointe
Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke for Mistress Vienna de la Mer
Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern for Sir Wolfgang Krieger
Syr Culann mac Cianain for Baroness Edana inghean Aluinn mac Kinnon
Sir Oscad de Segovia for Giselle de Limousin
Syr Marcus Blackaert for Baroness Ástríðr Sigrun Úlfkelsdóttir
Thane Aethelhafoc Caegfindan for Honorable Lady Siubhan Wallace
Baron Duncan Kerr for Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick
Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarch for Lady Isabeau Du Valle
Brennan mac Fearghus for Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain
Baron Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov vynuk Tzardikov for Baroness Matilde DeCadenet
Baron Joseph Harcourt for Baroness Mistress Kis Maria aka mika
THL Avaldr Valbjarnarson for Mistress Eva Woderose
Baron Jibril al-Dakhil for Baroness Rainillt de Bello Marisco
Baron Jozef Ludwiczak of Lochleven for Gwenlliana Vachan
Baron Matthew Moraveous Avdenmork for Mistress Fia Kareman
THL Tiberiv Ivlivs Rvfvs for Avraham ben Zebulun
Lord William MacCrimmon for Lady Astrid Olfasdotter
Don Luis de Castilla for Lady Tamitha of Ostgardr
Lord Ivan Valfrekr for Sasha Valfrekr
Lord Kenimathor of Lochleven for Lady Cezilia Raposa
Lord Turi MacKinnon for Marguerite De Sainte Nazaire
Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius for Lady Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt
Lord Rory MacLellan for Baroness Cateline la broderesse
Lord Gryffyn Dunham for Lady Azure Brennan
Lord Stefan Joseph for Baroness Cynder (Cinder) of Oakenwode
Lord Vladimir Bathory for Ophelia
Lord Gawyn O’Clery for Maeve O’Clery
Lord Tiberius Nautius for Lady Gunvar Hausakljufr
Lady Gunvar Hausakljufr for Lord Tiberius Nautius
Lord Hartmann Foscari da Ferrara for Lady Violet Coleson
Lord Dabid Docair for Lady Girsell MacLeod
Ivarr Rambison (Ibar Ramson) for Rose DuBois
Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament
There will be a Chivalry Order meeting at K&Q Champions on May 4, directly
Their Majesties will accept recommendations for their second polling until
Filed under: Law and Policy, Official Notices, Uncategorized
A Missive from the Polling Clerk:
Their Majesties will accept recommendations for their second polling until May 1st. Please use the recommendation link found on the East Kingdom website.
Filed under: Law and Policy, Official Notices, Uncategorized
If you are the webminister for an eastkingdom.org hosted site (local group, guild, etc.) that uses WordPress, please read the following:
There are attacks being leveled at WordPress-powered sites and any site that has a weak password will be especially vulnerable. If you can take the time to change your site’s password(s), please do so.
Seneschals, please be sure your webministers have read and understand the implications of this notice.
If there are any questions or concerns that your site may have been compromised or otherwise affected, please let us know. We’ll do what we can.
Note from Gazette: this article was distributed by the EKSA two days ago so the problem may have been resolved by now.
Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: webminister, websites
With the expansion of our great Kingdom moving into the technical age, Eastkingdom.org will require some extra assistance. The East Kingdom Web team is looking to start two new groups of gentles that can assist with moving forward with new technology.
The first is a group of gentles who have technical experience with WordPress. The duties of these positions will be to assist webministers who are using WordPress and are having technical issues. These gentles will provide assistance, advice and suggestions when needed.
The second group would become webministers at large. Qualified gentels will need to have experience in the technical side of web sites, maintaining the web site when needed, assisting other webministers, and becoming a warranted webminmister of the East.
For further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours In Service,
Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: social media, webminister
King Gregor IV and Queen Kiena II had a vision. They wished their
The soon-to-be-crowned Prince and Princess approached the court of
The Tournament of Champions began with the equestrians. The King’s
As the focus in the main arena shifted to armored combat and rapier
As the afternoon waned, the pinnacle of the grand spectacle began in
There are several other equestrian events happening throughout the reign of Gregor & Kiena, come by and watch the pagentry!
Filed under: Court, Equestrian
The populace was gathered for court, and an enormous astronomical clock was set before them. Drawn and calculated for Carillion, its two arms displayed a sun and a circle of darkness that slowly moved around its face.
Master Anton of Winteroak and Mistress Rozi frantically paced before the clock and were overheard talking about Anton having missed a clause in an old contract. He said it didn’t matter, but Rozi argued that “…or if the world end” was a clause Their Majesties should know about, especially since the contract also mentioned an “inner circle of darkness”. As Their Majesties procession approached the thrones, Anton dragged Rozi back behind the clock.
Their Majesties began a court full of thankful recognition of those who had served them. Among the favors bestowed, Aife ingen Chocnchobair in Derthaige was given and granted “safe passage throughout the lands of the East Kingdom, the which passage shall be guaranteed by the performance of a song or story by the aforenamed Aífe for us our the heirs of our body, to be tendered upon Candlemas each year hereafter that our line shall sit the Tyger Throne.”.
Their Majesties were interrupted when Rozi forced Anton before them. They were told that the predicted thousand years of their reign might not be true due to an error in the reading of portents and forecasts. Their Majesties sent Anton and Rozi off to find the contract permitting the collaboration of their two households so they could examine the exact wording.
As Their Majesties waited, they continued to give thanks to people, including Cassandra Grey of Lochleven. Because she “rendered noble and diligent service unto our person as clothier, counselor and companion, and for the love we bear to the aforenamed Cassandra, we do by these our present letters give, grant and endow the aforenamed Cassandra with the rights to use any such velvets, satins, laces and sundry other materials, as well as such kirtles, frocks, aprons and sundry other garments as may be found in our stores, so that she may outfit herself suitably, the which rights shall last for all the term of her life.”
Anton and Rozi reentered the court with the contract and a revelation. There is a conjunction that can only happen once every one thousand eighty-six years when the Sun’s splendor is effaced by an encroaching inner circle of darkness and eighteen comets strike the earth. If that happens, then the world could end and a king thought dead would walk again.
As the impossibility of this was pondered, the Company of Saint Adrian approached Their Majesties with an amazing story. They were under attack and facing defeat when a man appeared in their midst and saved their lives while in the process almost losing his own. They nursed him back to health for three months, and when he recovered he made one request of them – to be brought before Their Majesties. The man stood forward and revealed himself to the His Highness, Gregor von Heisler, once King of the East, who was been believed to have perished cruelly while abroad. Gregor announced that he had returned and initially hidden his presence, being confused by the changes brought to the land when he found the East allied in war with the Middle Kingdom. However, the time had come for him to reclaim his throne, a claim in which he was supported by the King of Atlantia who was ascending to the throne that very day. He retired to allow Their Majesties time to consider his words.
Once more, Their Majesties called before their thrones several more of their subjects whom they wished to thank for their services. Notable among these was Simon Gwyn, who was given and granted “license and immunity … from any and prosecution, assailment or molestation for such injuries to the English language as he is known to commit, the which license and immunity shall extend to all lands where our word shall hold the force of law and shall enjoy perpetual force”.
Anton and Rozi approached Their Majesties and pointed to the clock, where the dark hand was about to cover the light hand. The inner circle of darkness had eclipsed the splendid light, so comets would fall to Earth and their era will cease. At that moment, a volley of objects with streaming tails came flying over the pavilion that sheltered Their Majesties.
Observing the signs and portents foretold to them, Their Majesties acknowledged that Gregor had true right to the Tyger Throne and that they must step aside. Her Majesty, Thyra, dismissed her guard with heartfelt gratitude for their protection and service to her. His Majesty, Edward, turned to Thyra and removed the crown he had placed on her head only months before. Their gentle, tired smiles warmed the hearts of all those who watched them.The Coronation of Gregor and Kiena
They remained standing together as Their Highnesses approached on horseback, accompanied by the Kingdom Seneschale, Earl Marshal, Brigantia Herald, representatives of the peerage and the Kings’ and Queens’ Champions.
Brigantia’s voice rang out over the field. “Duke Gregor Von Heisler, on the twenty-seventh day of October in the year of Our Lord Two Thousand and Twelve, being the forty-seventh year of the Society, did partake in honorable combat with the Chivalry and Nobles of the East. By day’s end he stood acknowledged as champion of the field, and by the laws and customs of the East, was declared heir to the throne of the Kingdom of the East. King Edward, Ninetieth sovereign of the East, and Thyra, Queen and inspiration to His Majesty, did acknowledge Gregor as their successor, and crowned him Prince of Tir Mara and heir to the throne of the Kingdom of the East. On that day Gregor then asked his lady and inspiration, Mistress Kiena of Stewart, to rule by his side. This day Their Highneses come before the people of the East, their noble representatives, and the sovereign King and Queen of this glorious kingdom to be acknowledged.”
Gregor and Kiena knelt facing each other before the populace with Edward and Thyra standing behind them. The Seneschale affirmed their claim and Edward placed the unsheathed sword of state in between Gregor and Kiena, who grasped it. Edward then removed the crown from his own head and watched as representatives of the royal peers were called forth.
Duke Gaufred Kelson von Heidelberg, representing the Royal Peerage, approached Their Highnesses with a question. “Will you always guard these sovereign lands of the East?” Their Highnesses responded, “We shall”. As cloaks of state were laid on Gregor and Kiena, Brigantia called forth, “Your Graces and Your Excellencies, I here present unto you Gregor IV and Kiena II, your undoubted King and Queen, wherefore all you have come this day to do your homage and service, are you willing to do the same?” The Royal Peers present answered. “Long live King Gregor. Long live Queen Kiena. Long live the Kingdom of the East.” Cloaks trimmed with fur were then placed on Gregor and Kiena.
Sir Maximilian Delmonico, representing the Chivalry, asked, “Your Highnesses, will you always guard the principles of Chivalry?” As mantles were placed on Gregor and Kiena, Brigantia spoke words similar to what he had spoken to the Royal Peers to the Chivalry, who answered as the Royal Peers had done.
Duchess Katherine Stanhope then stood forward representing the Laurels of the East and asked, “Will you always guard the honor of the peers of the East?” After they answered, chains of estate were placed on them and Brigantia spoke to the Laurels as he had to the other orders.
Mistress Eleanor FitzPatrick came forward to represent the Pelicans of the East and asked, “Will you protect rigorously the rights of all the subjects of the Crown of the East?” Brigantia again spoke to the Pelicans as he had to the other orders.
The Barons and Baronesses then rose, and Brigantia spoke. “Your Highnesses, the northern borders of your kingdom extend as far as the eye can see. The lands of the Kings and Princes of the Aethelmearc and Ealdormere touch the western borders of your kingdom. The mighty armies of our good ally Atlantia are upon your southern borders. The eastern borders of your kingdom are the seas upon which the sons of your kingdom live in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. Protecting the lands of this kingdom are the baronies, shires, and provinces of the Kingdom of the East. Here before you this day are the people of the glorious Kingdom of the East represented by your barons and baronesses. People of the East, I here present unto you, King Gregor IV and Queen Kiena II, your undoubted King and Queen. Wherefore all you have come this day to do your homage and service, are you willing to do the same? The Barons, Baronesses and populace all answered “Long live King Gregor. Long live Queen Kiena. Long live the Kingdom of the East.”
Gregor and Kiena remained on their knees as Brigantia called forward the Greater Officers of State, who knelt around them and placed their hands on Gregor’s and Kiena’s shoulders. Brigantia then called forth each of the following groups, who came forward to kneel and place their hands on the shoulders of the person before them – the peers, the landed nobility, the unlanded members of the nobility and the populace of the East.
In the midst of this joined crowd, Edward placed the crown on the head of Gregor IV, ninety-first King of the East, and the crowd called out “Vivat”. Gregor then placed the crown of the Queen on Kiena, declaring that she would rule by his side until they depart the thrones, death takes them or the world ends. The populace again rejoiced with “Vivat”.
The King’s Champions then came before Their Majesties and were charged with proclaiming Their Majesties ascension. The champions declared the following. “If there be any manner of man, of whatever estate, degree or condition, whosoever he be that will say and maintain that our Sovereign Lord King this day here present is not the rightful and undoubted inheritor to the Crown of the East, that of right he ought not be crowned King, here is his champion who saith that he lieth and is a false traitor, and I am ready to maintain with him while I have breath in my body, whether now at this time, or any whensoever it shall please the King’s Majesty to appoint, and therefore I cast down my gage.”
The Great Officers then swore oaths to serve the Crown and Kingdom, as did the attending landed Barons and Baronesses. Then the populace who wished to share in an oath of affirmation also stood forth. The ceremony ended with the cry of “Long live the King. Long live the Queen. Long live these sovereign lands of the East.”The Investiture of Edward and Thyra
Lastly, Gregor stepped forward with a coronet in his hands. He asked, “Edward Grey, do you swear to up hold the dignity and responsibilities of your rank. To use this rank and the privilege it confers wisely and justly. To counsel your Monarchs in times of peace and raise armies to defend your Kingdom in times of war?” After Edward answered yes, Gregor called forth his former squire and Edward’s former knight, Duke Griffyth, to assist him in placing the coronet, after which Edward offered his oath of fealty.
Thyra Eiriksdottir was then called into court, and Queen Kiena spoke of her admiration for Thyra. Members of the Chivalry, Laurel, Pelicans and Ladies of the Rose then came forth to also testify to Thyra’s virtues.
The Exchequer stepped forward to ask Thyra, “Do you swear to protect the people of the East, to shield them from harm and aid those in need?” After she answered yes, Kiena along with Gregor placed a mantle upon Thyra’s shoulders. The Seneschale then asked, “Thyra Eiriksdottir, do you swear to uphold the laws of the East and the Society. Will you defend the rights of the people, of all stations, under these laws?” After she said yes, Gregor and Kiena placed a chain of state on her. Kiena then stood before Thyra and asked, “Thyra Eiriksdottir, do you swear to up hold the dignity and responsibilities of your rank. To use this rank and the privilege it confers wisely and justly. To counsel your Monarchs in times of peace, to support and inspire their armies in times of war?”
After Thyra agreed, the coronet was placed upon her head and a letter read from Marguarete Valdemarsdottier, Queen of Denmark and the Three Kingdoms, saying that her noble sister Thyra was sorely missed. The letter ended thusly. “There is a grace and warmth and a miracle before you, flowering red as the life-river. Thyra departed our heart-home an archer, a dancer, and a friend. Let her return across the swan-road, a Rose”.
All photos by Cateline la Broderesse
Filed under: Court
The East Kingdom Minister of the Lists (MOL), Lady Sabina Luttrell, is now accepting applications for the office of Northern Region Deputy MOL. Anyone of Northern Region with interest are asked to contact her directly at email@example.com.
Lady Luttrell also wishes to thank Northern Region’s Out-Going Deputy, Molly Schofield, for her service in the office and looks forward to renewing the position in Northern Region.
Filed under: Tidings Tagged: northern region
The Court of our most excellent prince and lord, Edward II, by right of arms most illustrious King of the East, and Thyra, his Queen by that same right, held at the Barony of Carillion, upon the last day before the ending of the world and the return of the King who was dead; on which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm and the great men of the kingdom to hear the following publicly proclaimed:
Item. Their Majesties summoned Nest verch Tangwistel and Ygraine of Kellswood before the Tyger Thrones and, in recognition of their services, appointed them both as Jewelers to the Crown. Her Majesty the Queen did further convey to the said Nest and the said Ygraine her Queen’s Cyphers in thanks for their labors and kindnesses.
Item. Her Majesty proclaimed to the assemblage that Marguerite inghean Lachlainn was to be endowed and invested with the token of the Queen’s Honor of Distinction for her good advice, counsel and wisdom during the reign.
Item. Their Majesties caused Christoff Gockerhan von Loch to be summoned into the Court and thereupon invested him with a King’s Cypher and a Queen’s Cypher for his many and valued labors on their behalf, and further granted him the rights of free passage upon the roads of the East Kingdom with all such wagons, carts and sundry conveyances as may be necessary for his continued livelihood, the
Item. His Majesty proclaimed to the assemblage that Cezilia Raposa was to be endowed and invested with a King’s Cypher in gratitude for her loyal and faithful service.
Item. His Majesty summoned Aife ingen Chocnchobair in Derthaige before the Court and invested her with the King’s Cypher in acknowledgment of her skills and wisdom, and further granted her safe passage throughout the lands of the East Kingdom, the which grant was confirmed in a document created by Alys Mackyntoich and Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus.
Item. His Majesty caused to be summoned before the Court Godefroy de Falaise and invested the said Godefroy with his King’s Esteem of Merit for his work as herald and translator.
Item. His Majesty proclaimed that Eularia Trewe was to be endowed with his King’s Esteem of Merit for her work as a court herald for the Crown.
Item. His Majesty caused Ryan MacWhyte to be invested and endowed with his King’s Cypher in gratitude for his work as a court herald for the Crown and as Brigantia Herald.
Item. His Majesty called Kayleigh MacWhyte before the Court and invested her with his King’s Cypher in recognition of her great labors on behalf of the Crown as Tyger Signet of the Signet.
Item. His Majesty summoned Alys Mackyntoich before the Tyger Thrones and invested her with his King’s Cypher in gratitude for her labors as Vox Regis Herald and Eastern Crown Herald.
Item. Their Majesties called their servant Lachlan Graheme before the Court and much praised his notable works on their behalf, in recognition whereof, they created him a Baron of their Court, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Constance de St. Denis and Harold von Auerbach.
Item. Master Anton of Winteroak and Mistress Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea approached Their Majesties to warn of impending danger, portents and ill omens that might bring their reign to a close.
Item. Their Majesties caused Jozef Ludwiczak and Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea to be acclaimed as Jewelers to the Crown. Her Majesty then invested the said Jozef with her Queen’s Honor of Distinction.
Item. Her Majesty called into the Court her Champion Avaldr Valbjarnarson and, praising his wisdom, courtesy and noble bearing, invested him with her Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Aife ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige and Magnus hvalmagi,
Item. Their Majesties summoned Caitriona of Greenwood Isle before them and appointed her a Seamstress to the Crown; Her Majesty then further invested the said Caitriona with a Queen’s Cypher in acknowledgement of her manifold useful labors for the Crown.
Item. Their Majesties acknowledged Cassandra Grey of Lochleven, Gwenlliana Vachan, Tola knyttr, Darerca ni Dhonndubhain and Constance de Saint Denis as Seamstresses to the Crown.
Item. Their Majesties called before them Cassandra Grey of Lochleven and, praising her many virtues, great patience, manifold labors and good counsel to the Queen did invest her with a Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Eva Woderose and calligraphed and illuminated by Palotzi Marti; and the King did further endow her with the King’s Cypher and grant
Item. Their Majesties commanded the presence of Matthias Grunewald, whereupon, in gratitude for his manifold services and support, they created him a Baron of the Court and Granted him Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Mylisant Grey, illuminated by Ro Honig von Sommerfeld and calligraphed by Eleanor Catlyng.
Item. A from the Company of Saint Adrian approached their Majesties, among them a mysterious cloaked figure who revealed himself to be Gregor von Heisler, once King of the East, who was believed to have perished cruelly while abroad; the said Gregor announced his intention to reclaim his throne;
Item. Her Majesty called Mael Eoin mac Echuid before the thrones and thereupon presented him with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Chrestienne la pescheresse.
Item. He Majesty commanded the presence of Aesa Feilinn Josursdottir and thereupon, in recognition of her manifold good services to the Crown, endowed her with a Queen’s Cypher.
Item. He Majesty caused Ellisif Veymundarsdottir to be brought before the thrones and thereupon, in recognition of her labors and good counsel to the Crown, endowed her with a Queen’s Cypher.
Item. Her Majesty summoned Sergei Rozvad syn into the Court and endowed him with the Queen’s Cypher in acknowledgement of his innumerable good works for the Crown; and she did further grant him a ship and license to undertake explorations, the which grant was confirmed in a document created
Item. Her Majesty called into the Court Simon Gwyn and invested and endowed him with her Queen’s Cypher by virtue of the numerous labors done by him for the benefit of the Crown, and did further issue unto the said Simon a pardon for all crimes committed against the English language within the Realm,
Item. His Majesty caused Nathaniel Wyatt and Donovan Shinnock to be brought before him, and, in gratitude for their service and their counsel to him in matters touching upon the arts martial, endowed them with the King’s Esteem of Merit.
Item. Their Majesties summoned Mechtild Welandstochter before the Tyger Thrones and, in praise of her great, notable and renowned service and labors on their behalf, appointed her a Seamstress to the Crown, invested her with a Queen’s Honor of Distinction and a King’s Cypher.
Item. His Majesty commanded into the presence Samuel of Lochleven and, in gratitude for his good service and uncounted labors for the Crown, endowed him with a King’s Cypher.
Item. Her Majesty caused Chiara di Marte da Venezia to be brought before the Tyger Thrones and thereupon endowed and invested her with the Queen’s Cypher in gratitude for the diligent work and good counsel provided by the said Chiara.
Item. His Majesty granted Eoghan Bastard mac Lachlainn free usage of Crown lands for the raising of sheep, the which usage was to be guaranteed by the provision of mutton for the Royal tables, the which grant was confirmed in a document created by Alys Mackyntoich and Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos,
Item. Their Majesties commanded the presence of Eva Woderose before the Court and much praised her exceptional and noteworthy service as Royal Secretary, in recognition whereof they invested her as a Baroness of the Court, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich and calligraphed by Rhonwen glyn Conwy.
Item. Their Majesties brought before the Court their servant Clarice of Lochleven and lauded her worthy and notable service as Royal Secretary, in grateful acknowledgement whereof, they created her a Baroness of the Court and granted her arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document calligraphed by Constance de St. Denis and illuminated by Anne Marie Heather Hall.
Whereupon, in due course, observing the signs and portents foretold to them, Their Majesties acknowledged that Gregor had true right to the Tyger Throne and that they needs must step aside, and dispatched Mistress Hedewigis, the Seneschale, Master Ryan, Brigantia Herald, and Sir Oskgar, Earl Marshal, to bring Gregor and his Queen into the Court.
Whereupon, Her Majesty dismissed her Guard with gratitude and thanks for their service.
Whereupon, Their Majesties relinquished the Crown of the East to Gregor and Kiena, rightful inheritors, bringing to an end their splendid and bountiful reign.
I, Alys Mackyntoich, Herald to Their Majesties Edward and Thyra, wrote this to memorialize and make certain all such things that were done and caused to be done upon 6 April in the forty-seventh year of the Society at the Coronation of their Heirs in the Barony of Carillion.
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