Court Reports of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc
Henri II and Elena
September 19th, AS 44 (2009)
Shire of Stormsport

The Report of the Court of Their Royal Majesties Henri et Elena, Kingdom and Queen of the Sylvan Kingdom of Aethelmearc, from Their Coronation held in the Shire of Stormsport on the 19th day of September as 44, THLord Brandubh Ó Donnghaile, Silver Buccle, with the assistance of THLord Cadell Blaidd du, and THLady Anlaith ingen Trena.
Morning Court
His Majesty Henri found himself to be alone o the dais, invited his consort Her Highness Elena to join Him.
The members of Her Highness’s guard secured the hall and Her Highness’s ladies in waiting escorted Princess Elena to the front of the Hall.  King Henri took the coronet from Her head and replaced it with the royal crown of Æthelmearc.  King Henri and Queen Elena then took hands and swore to each other and to the populace of the kingdom Their oath of service, and the royal lineage of the kingdom of Aethelmearc was read.
Their Majesties Henri and Elena recalled His Excellency Count Maynard von dem Steine and Mistress Liadain ni Dheirdre Chaomhanaigh, and recognized the achievements of Maynard to Duchy Status as the 7th Duke of Aethelmearc, and Liadain to County Status as 14th Countess of Aethelmearc, and did present Her Excellency Liadain with a County Coronet by the hand of Duke Ronald Wilmot.  Scrolls works in Progress Limned by Maestra Gianna di Aurelio, calligraphy by Duchess Anna Blackleaf upon texts by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.
Their Majesties next invited the members of the Orders of the Rose and Garnet to attend Them.  The Orders welcomed Countess Liadain into their number and Countess Branwen verch Gwythyr presented her with a rose cloak, and Countess Alexandra of Clan Donald presented her with a rose for she is beautiful but also one that has thorns.
His Majesty invited Sir Thorgrim Skullsplitter to come forward and hold the sword of state until such time as Their Majesties were able to find a replacement to carry it.
Their Majesties received the continued oaths of service of the great officers of the kingdom.  The Baronies of Thesscore, the Rhydderich Hael and Saint Swithins Bog came forward to swear their oaths.  And the Members of the Peerage Orders continued their oaths to the kingdom and crown of Aethelmearc.
Their majesties then called forward Don Corwin Montgomery and Madison Morai.  His Majesty questioned these two men if they were prepared to take on the task of providing for Her Majesty’s safety as the Captains of Her Majesty’s guard, but Her Majesty had to object at this point.  Did his Majesty intend on His Queen being serviced by a peasant?  His Majesty was quick to answer that He had no such intent and Awarded Arms to Madison Morai on the spot for his services and military tactics already rendered to the crown.  Scroll limned by  Lady Isabella of Sylvan Glen, calligraphy by Mary Elizabeth Clason upon words by Mistress Gillina Llwelyn of Ravenspur.  Then Her Majesty consented and They did invest Don Corwin and Lord Madison as Captains of the Queen’s Guard.
Evening Court
Their Majesties invited Sir Thorgrim Skullsplitter to attend Them and invested him as Their Chivalry Advisor.
Their Majesties invited Mistress Miriam Meggett to attend them and invested her as chief retainer and charged her with the organization of the retainers.
Their Majesties Called for Lord Brennan of Acre and invited him to continue to act as the chamberlain for Their reign as he had already shown some aptitude.
Mistress Anthoinette de la Croix was invited forward and confirmed as the reign coordinator to Their Majesties.
Their Majesties Invited Viscountess Judith of Kirtland to come forward.  Viscountess Judith asked if she might conduct some business in Their Majesties’ court and called forward Lady Nivah Katherine Rose of Bannockburn.  Judith then took Nivah as her Protégé and laid a yellow belt about her waist that all would know in whose service she lay.
Their Majesties called forward the Royal Clothiers who had labored to cloth Their Majesties in newfound finery, and recognized Duke Christopher Rawlins, Duchess Morgen of Rye, Countess Isabeau del’Isle, Baroness Amraryllis Coleman, Mistress Anthoinette de la Croix, Mistress Constance Waite, Fruthikona Hrefna inn heppna Thorgrimsdottir, Mistress Miriam Meggett, Mistress Ts’vee’a bas Tseepora Levi, Baroness Allesandra d’Avignon, Baroness Ariella of Thornbury, Lady Geirdis Riuriksdottir, Lady Renata the Posh Rot, Ciar, Maria, and Mollie O’Donnell.
Lord Brennan of Acre was invited forward and asked to bring his charge with him.  Brennan explained that as there is a plague sweeping across our lands that he had upon the command of His Majesty sought out the services of the best plague doctor in all the land and brought him forth hooded and cowled, wearing a beak mask to protect his identity.  The doctor’s terms were easy, if you have money then we can save you.  He had fresh leeches, purest mercury and other such medicines.  His Majesty thanked Lord Brennan for his diligence in this task and did appoint this plague doctor as the court physician.
Their Majesties invited the Order of the White Scarf to come forward.  The Order spoke of a tradition that they would wish to uphold, and presented Her Majesty Elena with a white scarf as a token of the Order and explained that the Order of the White Scarf serves Her Majesty, and whenever she has need of them, they will be there.
Countess Caryl Olesdattir begged a moment to address the populace.  She had been given a letter by the hands of Vilhjalmr and Bran, the children of Edward and Anastasie, the Baron and Baorness Elect of Delftwood.  In this letter they challenged all youth fighters to attend their deed of arms at the Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins, and join them in the noble art of combat.
Their Majesties inducted Ashley of Stormsport into the Order of the Silver Buccle for her services assisting with set up and tear down at events where she is often found in the scullery washing dishes.  Scroll by Mistress Gillian Llwelyn.
Gabrielle de Winter was called forward and Awarded arms for her skills with rapier and her service to the crown as a member of Their guard and her endless services to the Incipient College of Vulcan’s Forge of which she had instrumental in its formation, recruitment of new members, and organizing lectures and workshops.  Scroll by Lady Felicity Flussmullnerin.
Their Majesties called for Stasha Sebastyn and praised her for her work in House Helion Furion, for she cooks, sews and hosts practices.  For this Their Majesties awarded her Arms.  Scroll Limned by Lady Mariana Pietrosanti, Calligraphed by Pite Legros.
All of the entrants in the Kingdom Arts and Sciences champion competition were invited to come forward, Lady Ismay Ponde, THLady Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen, Lord Reynard le Vavasseur, and Lady Lyssa von Stahlgeist.  Her Majesty thanked all of the entrants for participating, and that each of their entries had inspired Her in their own way, but only one could win and that was the woodcut by THLady Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen.  Their Majesties presented the baldric of the Arts and Sciences Champion to THLady Fredeburg and asked her to join Their Court.
Their Majesties called upon Sir Maghnus an Chnoic na n’Iora to attend Them.  They spoke about Sir Maghnus’ attempts to spread peace through out the battle fields and his early morning coffee with Their Royal Persons, and so Their Majesties did create Sir Maghnus Their Javanese Ambassador of Peace, and presented him with a scroll by Lady Barbary Rose upon Words by Lord Po Silvertop.
However as long as They had Sir Maghnus in Their Presence Their Majesties were further moved to create him a member of the Order of the Cornelian for his gentle conversations and keeping Their Majesties sane.  Scroll limned by Lady Gwenhwyvar Morwyn and calligraphed by Mistress Gillian Llwelyn.
Their Majesties further invited Sir Magariki Katsuichi no Koredono to attend Them.  Her Majesty spoke of a time when Sir Koredono had protected her from the unwanted advances of another at a party, and so Their Majesties created Sir Koredono Le Gardien de la Virtu de la Reine, and presented him a scroll by Lady Barbary Rose upon Words by Lord Po Silvertop.
Lord Theodoric Sturmveder also called Drake was called into Their Majesties’ court.  His Majesty spoke words that he had known this gentle for more than ten years and fought beside him on the battlefield for just as many, and so it gave him great pleasure to induct him into the Order of the Golden Alce.  Scroll by Pani Zosia Kowalewska
Their Majesties called for THLady Roberta McMorland to attend them.  They had been hearing many reports of the activities of this woman.  They heard that she continued to produce scrolls, and that she tough other scribes to create beautiful scrolls for Their courts, and that her fundraising efforts had been extremely successful for the college of scribes.  Their Majesties then called for the Order of the Millrind, and inducted Roberta into that Order.  Scroll by THLady Anlaith ingen Trena.
Their Majesties then called for the presence of Viscountess Rannveigr Haakonardottir.  They spoke to her of her recent recognition into the Order of the Fleur d’Aethelmearc for her cooking and sewing, embroidery and teaching, and research in to the Viking age and that they had further business with her.  They then invited the companions of the Order of the Laurel to attend Them.  They instructed Viscountess Rannveigr to go with the companions of the Order of the Laurel and return to Them with an answer as to when she would sit vigil to contemplate elevation into its ranks.  Writ by Lady Marija Kotok.
Their Majesties invited the kingdom to join them in the pilgrimage to nobility quest.  They Invited Lady Lyssa von Stehlgeist to come forward and challenged her to lead the kingdom’s youth in this quest.  As part of this quest each youth that participates will receive a hood and will receive tokens from each of the portions that they complete to adorn the hoods.  To that end Her Majesty Elena gave Lady Lyssa her own hood top start off the quest, and invited all the attend the first portion of the pilgrimage at Harvest Raids.
His Majesty invited the kingdom to join Him in a crusade to Gulf Wars and read a proclamation regarding this war to the populace, to inspire them to join Their Majesties and win glory for the Kingdom of Aethelmearc at this foreign war.
Court Closed.