The good gentle's name was Michael Alewright. The procedure was much the same as its Midrealm counterpart; among the people who spoke on Michael's behalf were Mistress Margaret Makafee and Count Jehan de la Marche. The interesting part was when Michael swore fealty to Their Majesties Aethelmearc; for the first time in my life, I could not quote the Oath of Fealty in my head. As I found out later, Michael had taken great care in writing his Oath of Fealty. He wanted to make sure it was just right. When speaking to him the next day, I got to hear his opinion of that oath. He said that he had wanted it to be something special, something personal.
Among the other awards received that night, Ailis Linne was accepted into the Order of the Millrind, and Roana D'Evereux was accepted into the Order of the Fleur d'AEthelmearc. Having been my second Aethelmearc Court, it was a very interesting experience; especially from the standpoint of this Midrealm herald.