Court Reports of the Kingdom of
Christopher and Morgen
September 16, AS 41 (2006)
of the Debatable Lands
Being the Report of the Court of Their
Majesties, Christopher and Morgen, King and Queen of
Æthelmearc with the Landed Nobility of the Kingdom of
Æthelmearc in attendance. Court held September 16, AS
41 (2006) at Coronation in Their Barony-Marche of the Debatable
Lands. Giulietta da Venezia, Reporting Herald, with the
assistance of Dame Margaret Makafee.
At the request of Their Graces, Malcolm and Tessa, Their
Majesties gave Sigils of Æthelmearc to Madeleine de
l'Este and Anlaith ingen Trena.
Their Majesties received His Excellency, Alejandro Mateo Ramirez,
the Ambassador of Their Majesties, Ragnarr and Anneke, King and
Queen of Atlantia. The Ambassador presented gifts to Their
Majesties and to the populace, and spoke with great eloquence of
the friendship between our two Kingdoms and of the affection of
Their Atlantian Majesties for Their Majesties of
Amelia was awarded arms for her courtesy and her helpful service
to her Kingdom and her local group. Scroll scrivened by
THLady Hrefna in heppna Thorgrimsdottir and limned by S.
Bors was awarded arms for his prowess at heavy weapons combat,
and for his courtesy and helpfulness. Scroll by THLady
Hrefna in heppna Thorgrimsdottir.
Morgan Holte was awarded arms for his devotion to the arts
martial, and for his willingness to teach these arts to
others. Scroll by Lady Marija Kotok.
The Companions of the White Scarf presented the token of Their
Order to Her Majesty, and entreated her to wear it in their
His Excellency, Jehan de la Marche presented a gift of an
escarbuncle pendant to Their Majesties on behalf of Master Lugh
the Black. Their Majesties expressed Their gratitude, as
well as their hope for the improvement of Master Lugh's health.
Minamoto no Taikawa Saiaiko was made a Companion of the Sycamore
for her research and skill in Japanese arts and culture,
including making houses and clothing. Scroll upon an
ancient slate by THLord Date Saburou Yukiie, upon a text by His
Excellency, Ogami Akira.
Jebediah ap Hwyll, called Cobra, was made a Companion of the
Golden Alce and awarded arms for his many years of service as a
crafty scout for the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. Scroll by
THLady Alessandra d'Avignon, upon a text by Her Excellency, Aidan
Lady Zoe Akropolitina announced the results of the day's Youth
Tournament, and presented prizes to the combatants. Their
Majesties chose Lasher as Their Youth Champion, and invested him
with the regalia of his new station. Blockprint scroll by
Don Bastiano di Iacopo, scrivened by THLady Antoinette de la
Croix, upon a text by His Excellency, Henri d'Artois.
THLady Odriana vander Brugghe presented the unsigned woodcut
chosen by Their Majesties as the winning entry in Their Arts and
Sciences Competition, in the hopes that the artist might be
identified and recognized. The work proved to be by the
hand of Lady Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen, who was named Their
Majesties Arts and Sciences Champion, and invested with the
regalia of her new station. Scroll scrivened by Her Grace,
Anna Blackleaf and limned by THLady Keran Roslin.
Don Annanias Fenne announced the results of the Queen's Rapier
Tournament, in which William Paris had proven victorious.
Their Majesties then invested William Paris as Queen's Rapier
Champion, invested him with the regalia of his new station, and
bid him take his place at Their side. Blockprint scroll by
Don Bastiano di Iacopo, scrivened by THLady Antoinette de la
Croix, upon a text by Don Corwin Montgomery.
Rurik Longsword was made a Companion of the Millrind for his many
years of service in fetching and carrying anything for everyone,
for teaching others to be helpful to all, and particularly for
his service in maintaining open roadways at the Great Pennsic War
through the enforcement of the regulations concerning parking of
vehicles. Scroll scrivened by Her Excellency, Angelique
Chastellain de Beauvais and limned by Lady Aibell Suil-uaine,
upon a text unknowingly composed by His Grace, Rurik Longsword.
Angelique Chastellain de Beauvais was made a Companion of the
Millrind for her many years of service herding tables, chairs,
vehicles, persons and any other object that needs to be moved,
and most particularly for her judicious enforcement of the
vehicle parking regulations at the Great Pennsic War.
Scroll limned by Lady Aibell Suil-uaine, scrivened and authored
by Her Excellency, Daedra MacBeth a Gryphon.
Their Majesties invited Sir Aengus MacBain into Their Presence,
and asked whether he had had sufficient time to consider his
proposed elevation to the Most Noble Order of the Laurel.
Sir Aengus indicated that he had considered well Their Majesties'
question, and if it be Their Will and that of the Order, he would
be most pleased to join their number. Their Majesties asked
if others would speak of Aengus' virtues to the populace; after
hearing the words of Sir Kadan Chakilghan ger on Echen; Her
Grace, Dorinda Courtenay; His Excellency, Sir Haakon
Thorvaldsson, called Oaktall (delivered by Lady Anne, his
protege); Maestra Giulietta da Venezia, Their Majesties called
forth Their Most Noble Order of the Laurel, and asked for
representatives to speak for Aengus. Master Tofi
Kerthjalfadsson spoke in praise of Aengus, and Master Emrys
Eustace, hight Broom, declared in Latin and the vernacular that
on this day, Aengus was indeed prettier than him! Being
well pleased with all They had heard, Their Majesties invested
Aengus with a medallion representative of his new station, being
the same medallion presented to Aengus' lady, Yvianne de Castel
d'Avignon by Aengus upon her own elevation to the same
Order. Their Majesties then created Aengus MacBain a
Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Laurel, and received his
Oath of Fealty. Scroll by Maitresse Yvianne de Castel
Their Majesties summoned Master Creature Twyne Dragon before
Them, and commended his efforts in readying the site for Their
Coronation. They noted that this was not the first occasion
upon which Creador had served quietly in this capacity, and also
noted that he had been instrumental in helping the Kingdom grow
and develop through his efforts on behalf of his Shire of Kings
Crossing. Their Majesties then called forth the Companions
of the Most Noble Order of the Pelican and caused a Writ to be
served upon Master Creature directing him to appear before Them
at a date of Their choosing, to accept elevation to said
Order. Scroll by Her Excellency, Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Their Majesties thanked everyone for attending and for helping to
make Their Coronation such a lovely day, noted their delight in
seeing several gentles who had been absent from the Realm, and
expressed Their wishes to see everyone again at events throughout
The Court of Their Majesties was closed.