Court Reports of the Kingdom of
Tindal and Etain
September 6, AS 49 (2014)
Canton of Beau Fleuve
from the Scrolls of the Reign of Magnus Tindal and Etain, Basileus Kai
Æthelmearc: the Business of Their Court at Summer's End, 6
September Anno Societatis XLIX, in the Canton of Beau Fleuve,
accompanied by Their Excellencies Carolus and Isolda, Baron and
Baroness of Rhydderich Hael. As recorded by Baron Fridrikr
Tomasson, Gullskel Herald, aided by Mistress Matilda Bosvyle de Bella
Aqua, White Conye Herald.
In the morning:
The Imperatori welcomed Master Augusto Giuseppe da San Donato into
Their court. Master Augusto announced that Her Excellency, Countess
Rosalinda of Castile and Lady AEmilia Soteria have achieved the rank of
Huntsmen. The Imperatori congratulated them on their achievement.
The Imperatori welcomed THL Filipo da Sancto Martino and Baron
Sogtungui Bataar into Their court. They then convened Their Imperial
Council of the Pelican and instructed Filipo and Bataar to go to vigil
to consider the Question of whether or not they would accept elevation
to the Most Noble Order of the Pelican.
The Imperatori thanked all of those present for attending the event and
said that They looked forward to a glorious day.
In the evening:
The Imperatori welcomed the children present into Their court. They
spoke to the children and invited them to partake of the treasures
contained in the Children's Casket.
The Imperatori gave Their Excellencies of the Rhydderich Hael leave to
hold Their court.
The Imperatori welcomed Baron Caleb Reynolds into Their court. Baron
Caleb, representing the Tribe of Tuatha Fieren, announced that the
tribe will hold the War Practice Raffle for three more years. They seek
volunteers to assume the role after that date.
The Imperatori welcomed Baron Friedrich Schwartzwalder to Their court.
His Excellency spoke of his strong desire to field at least 40 combat
archers at next year's Pennsic War and challenged more citizens of
Æthelmearc to take up combat archery over the next year.
The Imperatori welcomed Baroness Arianna of Wynthrope into Their court.
Her Excellency spoke of the upcoming Coronation and offered to accept
reservations during the course of the day.
The Imperatori welcomed Lady Arsalan Egesig into Their court. They
presented her with two copies of a document recognizing that Lady
Arsalan, though living in the East Kingdom, will continue to be a
citizen of Æthelmearc.
The Emperor demanded the presence of Lord Thorsol Hrafngreddir in His
court. His Majesty presented a white leather garter, created by His
Grace, Morguhn Sheridan adnd originally presented by His Grace to the
Emperor, to Lord Thorsol in thanks for and recognition of his courtesy
both on and off the field of battle.
The Imperatori welcomed Mistress Alianor de Ravenglas in Their court.
Mistress Alianor spoke of the many fine entries in the day's Arts and
Sciences competition. She then announced that the Imperatori had chosen
THL Renata la Rouge as the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion. The
Imperatori congratulated Her Ladyship on her victory. Scroll by Baron
The Imperatori invited Johannes vahn Baerenwald into Their court. They
spoke of his skill and leadership on the field, as well as his
willingness to travel great distances to the northern wilds of the East
Kingdom to practice his martial skills. They praised his valor and his
courtesy, both on and off the field, and promoted him to the Order of
the Golden Alce with an award of arms. Scroll by THL Zosia Kowalewska.
The Imperatori welcomed Master Brian of Leicester into Their court.
They spoke of his talents as a poet and wordsmith. They noted his
efforts in keeping the memories of past events in our kingdom. For his
skills and service as both poet and recorder, the Imperatori inducted
Master Brian into the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by Baroness
Boudiccea Ravenhair and Dame Katryne of Bakestonden.
The Imperatori invited Lady Cordelia Colton into Their Court. They
spoke with her of her service to the people of AEthelmarc, most
especially to the children of our realm. They spoke of her service as
event and demonstration steward. They then called for the Noble Order
of the Millrind. They inducted Lady Cordelia into the Order and granted
her arms. Scroll by THL Mary Elizabeth Clason.
The Imperatori requested that the Order of Millrind remain in Their
court. They then invited Baron Eric Grenier de la Barre into Their
presence. They spoke of His Excellency's long service to the Barony of
Thescorre as seneschal, web minister, fencing marshall, event steward,
as well as his service as regional fencing marshall. For his services,
the Imperatori inducted Baron Eric into the Noble Order of the
Millrind. Scroll by Lady Fiora d'Artusio.
The Imperatori then invited Lady Rois O'Faye to attend Them. They spoke
of her service as event steward, cook, and coordinator of educational
demonstrations. Further They spoke of her willingness to serve in any
way that she can, and of her exemplary courtesy. For these and many
other services, the Imperatori inducted Lady Rois into the Noble Order
of the Millrind. Scroll by Lady Alianora Bronhulle.
The Imperatori dismissed Their Order of the Millrind, but asked THL
Rois O'Faye to remain with Them for a while longer
The Imperatori requested the presence of the Noble Order of the White
Horn in Their Court.
The Imperatori spoke with THL Rois O'Faye of her skill in the art of
Thrown Weapons and of her leadership in the Thrown Weapons community.
For her efforts, the Imperatori inducted THL Rois into Their Order of
the White Horn. Scroll in progress.
The Imperatori requested that the Order of White Horn stay with Them
for a moment longer. They then invited Lord Gunther Grunbaum into Their
presence. They spoke of his skill at and service to the art of Thrown
Weapons and inducted him into Their Order of the White Horn.
The Imperatori invited Dame Katryne of Bakestonden into Their court.
They spoke of her gracious and manifold services to the Imperatori
during Their reign and awarded her a Sigil of Æthelmearc.
The Imperatori invited THL Filipo da Sancto Martino into Their court.
He entered, read into the Imperial presence by two members of the
Heraldic Mafia. The Imperatori asked THL Filipo if he was prepared to
answer the question which had been presented to him. His Lordship
indicated that he was prepared to go forward. The Imperatori then
invited Their Most Noble Council of the Pelican into Their presence.
They then called for good folk to present testimony as to the worth of
the candidate. Sir Sextus Plinius Callidus spoke of His Lordship's
efforts on the field of combat and of chivalry and courtesy. Mistress
Geirný Thorgrímsdóttir spoke of his service to the
arts community and to his artistic endeavors. His Grace, Duke Maynard
von dem Steine, spoke of His Lordship's valor and honor and courtesy.
Her Grace, Duchess Dorinda Courtenay, spoke of His Lordship's service
to all people of the realm. Her Grace, Duchess Líadain ní
Dheirdre Chaomhánaigh, spoke of His Lordship's continuing
service, most especially of his efforts as chronicler of
Æthelmearc. The Imperatori, being pleased by the words They had
heard, went forward with the elevation of His Lordship. He was clothed
with a cap of maintenance and a mantle, as well as being invested with
a medallion presented by His Grace, Duke Maynard & Her Grace,
Duchess Líadain. He was also gifted with a medallion made by Her
Excellency, Baroness Isolda filia Georgii, and with a Pelican Starter
Kit by Master Brian of Leicester. The Imperatori then heard Master
Filipo's oath of fealty. Scroll in progress.
The Imperatori invited Baron Sogtungui Bataar into Their presence. They
asked His Excellency if he was prepared to answer the question They put
to him at the Pennsic War. His Excellency answered that he was prepared
to go forward. The Imperatori then asked for witnesses to His
Excellency's worth. His Grace, Duke Malcolm Duncan MacEoghainn, spoke
of his valor and efforts in service of the fighting community. Her
Excellency, Viscountess Judith of Kirtland, spoke the words of Mistress
Baga Aleea, who spoke of his dedication and service to the arts
community. Her Grace, Duchess Tessa the Huntress, spoke of his courtesy
and generosity, as did Her Excellency, Countess Rosalnda of Castile,
the Delicate (ahem!) Flower of Æthelmearc. His Excellency,
Viscount Bear the Wallsbane, spoke of Bataar's courtesy and his service
to the kingdom as a whole. Finally, Her Excellency, Countess Alexandra
of Clan Donald, spoke of his years of service to the office of the
exchequer and to the kingdom, especially at the Pennsic Wars. The
Imperatori decided that the words were strong and good, and that They
would proceed. They called a robe of estate and for the medallion,
which was a gift of Duke Malcolm. The Imperatori then heard Master
Bataar's oath of service. Scroll by Baroness Boudicea Ravenhair and
Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.
The Imperatori invited Her Excellency, Baroness Ekaterina Volkova, into
Their court. They spoke of her many years of service to the Kingdom and
Society, as scribe, member of the Watch, and countless other duties.
They spoke of her quiet inspiration of many people. Because of these
and many other things, the Imperatori named Baroness Ekaterina the 37th
Jewel of Æthelmearc. Scroll by Mistress Ragnhildr Styrmisdottir
The Imperatori spoke to the attendees, thanking them for attending the
event. They thanked Their Excellencies of the Rhydderich Hael and the
event staff for their warm welcome and the excellent event.
There being no further business, the Imperial Court was closed.