On April 14, Baron Corwyn and Baroness Domhnail stepped down after 4 1/2 years as Baron and Baroness of Septentria, and their successors, Perceval de la Rocque and Christiana Macnamara, were invested with the Coronets of Ealdormere's oldest Barony.
At Coronation on April 28, one of the final pieces of business of TRM Roak and Jocea was to elevate Martin Bilder von Wismar to the Order of the Laurel in the field of Norse Studies. (In an interesting aside, Martin's twin brother Rufus of Stamford is already a Laurel.)
The Coronation of Edouard and Domhnail then took place in a ceremony incorporating both Norman and Saxon elements (as befits the Normans vs. Saxons theme of their upcoming reign.) A highlight was the coronation of the new King and Queen by their respective significant others--Duchess Genevieve de Rosse crowned Edouard, and Baron Corwyn crowned Dohmnail, after they had been offered as "hostages" to keep the piece between Normans and Saxons. They were then established as the chamberlain and castellan for the duration of the reign.
In a final piece of news, Baron Konrad and Baroness Alyce of Ramshaven announced their intention to step down from their Baronial Seats.
A hearty Wassail for the retiring new Baron and Baroness of Septentria, Ealdormere's newest Laurel, her new King and Queen, and for the Baron and Baroness of Ramshaven!