Court Reports of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc
Maynard II and Liadain
April 18th, AS 43 (2009)
Barony of the Rhydderich Hael

Court report of TRM’s Maynard & Liadain from Their Coronation on April 18th A.S. 43 held in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael as reported by THL Matilda Bosvyle de Bela Acqua, Silver Buccle, with the assistance of THLord Brandubh O’Donnghaile and Baron Fridrikr Tomasson av Knusslig Hamn.

Morning Court.

His Majesty called forth Princess Liadain, removed the coronet from Her brow and replaced it with the Crown of AEthelmearc. He bid Her Majesty to rise as Queen Liadain.

The royal lineage of the Kingdom was read, and the populace cheered their new King & Queen.

Their Majesties offered Their oath of service to the Kingdom and her people.

Their Majesties invited Christopher, Morgen and the Royal Peers of AEthelmearc into Their presence. Their Graces new status as Duke and Duchess were recognized by the Crown. Duke Christopher and Duchess Morgen each swore their personal fealty upon the sword of state. (scroll in progress, words by Michael Alewright).

Their Majesties called forth the Great Officers of AEthelmearc and accepted their oath of continued service given by their representative, Countess Caryl Olesdatter.

Their Majesties called forth the peers of the realm, each Order in succession, and accepted their oaths of continues service given by their respective representatives: Sir Tristen Sexwulf for the Order of Chivalry, Master Morien ap Rhys for the Order of Laurels, Baroness Arianna of Wynthrope for the Order of Pelicans, Duchess Rowan de la Garnison for the Royal Peers.

Duchess Anna Blackleaf, Baroness Marguerite de la Marche and the royal retainers were called into the court and given baldrics to mark their station in the retinue.

The Queen’s guards were called forth and given baldrics to mark their station in the retinue. Baron Vladisla Nikulich was named as Captain of the Guard and swore an oath of fealty to Their Majesties on behalf of all: Lord Jacob of Dunmar, Lord Tiberius, Lord Ardenn Scot of Clan Scott, Lady Ysabeau Tiercelin, THL Olafr Thorvardarson, Lord Pearce Redsmythe, Lady Esa Baird, THL Caoinlean Seanchaidh (Tower), Baron Seoan O’Donndubhain.

Her Majesty called forth Sir Angus MacBain and asked that he serve as Her Chivalry Advisor to instruct Her guard in the virtues and skills of Chivalry. This he did accept and swore his oath upon the Sword of State.

The companions of the Order of the White Scarf presented themselves to Her Majesty as Her protectors and asked Her to be an honorary member of their Order. This she did graciously accept.

Court was suspended.

Their Majesties gave leave to His Excellency Caleb, Baron of the Rhydderich Hael, for the purpose of holding his court.

Sir Sextus Plinius Callidus was created a Baron of the Court for his long service to the Crown and Kingdom as a moderator and trusted advisor (scroll by Cori Ghora).

Their Majesties received joyous greeting from Crown of the East Kingdom by way of Their ambassador Countess Aletha Eastriding.

Cannec Chilledahar and Tarbold of Heckla presented a gift of largess to Their Majesties consisting of wine, leather belt favors and pouches.

The AEthelmearc Privateers with crews from the Riverwolf, the Waveblade and the Devilfish, presented Their Majesties with a shipload of gifts harvested from sea and shore, which They were most grateful to receive.

THLord Stephen Calvert deGrey made presentations before the Court to the winners of the prize tournaments held during the day. The victor in the fencing lists was Lord Clewin Kupferhelbelinc, who was also awarded the prize for most courteous. On the thrown weapons field the victor was Master Charles of Alden. The winner of the da’Vinci Arts and Science contest was Lady Muirgel ingen Ghiolla Chomghaill, who had created the prize scroll, featuring mirror writing.

The outgoing Kingdom Heavy Weapons Champion, Count Duncan von Halstern announced the winner of Their Majesties Heavy Combat Champion Tournament: Duke Malcolm MacEoghainn. His Grace swore a new oath as Their Majesties Champion and took up his post at His Majesties side (scroll by Mairghread ui Stilbhard uu Coinn).

The outgoing Youth Combat Champion, Roland, returned his baldric to Their Majesties, who then declared Aaron the Swift as Their new Youth Champion and installed him with the Royal retinue (scroll illum Sextus Plinius Callidus, calig Cori Ghora). 

The outgoing Arts & Sciences Champion, Lord Pearce Redsmythe gave Their Majesties a gift of royal seals along with the brass matrix to produce more. He announced the winners of several prizes for the day’s competition: Youth Prize awarded to Melodie of Sunderoak for illumination and Thorstein of Sunderoak for fingerloop braid; Populace Prize awarded to Lady Lucetta di Cosimo for painted archery targets; the Laurel’s Prize was awarded to Mistress Euriol of Lothian for her mustard sauce; Champion’s Choice Prize went to Lady Alianor de Ravenglas for her embroidery. Their Majesties chose THLord John Michael Thorpe as Their new Kingdom Arts & Sciences Champion for his outstanding work in jewelry, and invited him to join Their retinue (scroll by Pearce Redsmythe).

Lord Pearce Redsmythe was awarded the Order of the Sycamore for his skill in metalsmithing and jewelry (scroll illum Sthurrim Caithnes, calig Gillian Llwelyn).

Their Majesties recognized Their Seamstresses and Tailors of the Court with a token given to each: Lady Alianor de Ravenglas, Baroness Aleea Baga, Baroness Amaryllis Coleman, Baroness Ts'vee'a bas Tseepora Levi, Duchess Anna Blackleaf, Lady Nivah Catherine Rose of Bannockburn, Mistress Giana di Aurelio, Countess Ilish O'Donovan, Baroness Ariella of Thornbury, Lady Ailleann inghen Proinnsias, Dona Sasha Grey, Sedony d’Ash, Mistress Hrefna in Heppna Thorgrimsdottir, Countess Genevieve du Vent Argent, Lady Rosalia Iuliana Andere, Master Alaric MacConnal, THLady Roberta McMorland.

Lady Alianor de Ravenglas was awarded the Order of the Sycamore for teaching about clothing and handsewing (scroll by Mary Elizabeth Clason, words by Mattatias Filius Lie Blunde).

Tadhg Sotal O’Neill was Awarded Arms for his good work at events and in kitchens (scroll by Sophie Davenport).

Lady Cordelia Colton was awarded the Order of the Keystone for her service behind the scenes and with the Brass Ring demos (scroll by Isolda filia Georgii).

Lord Arden Scot of Clan Scot was made a companion of the Order of the Keystone for his service as regional heavy combat deputy, youth marshal, trainer and cook (scroll by Zosia Kowalewska).

Lady Ysabeau Tiercelin was given into the Order of the Keystone for service as chronicler, webminister, autocrat, cook, scribe, seamstress and participation in the equestrian guild (scroll by Morwenna Everdon, words by Isolda filia Georgii).

Lord Lothinn Virkarsson was given the Award of Excellence for his care in helping to set the dais for court and enlivening the atmosphere of events.

Their Majesties announced an invitation to the artisans of AEthelmearc to display their works at Crown Tournament in the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais and enjoy a social hour following the tournament. Participants may contact Mistress Euriol of Lothian regarding their display needs.

Before Their herald could close court, Duchess Anna brought Their Majesties attention to one additional pressing piece of business. Their Majesties called forth Their herald to have words with her, as there were a number of people who claimed something should be done. Her Ladyship inquired if she was to be fired from her position, but Their Majesties said “not yet.” Instead They called for the companions of the Order of the Pelican and asked if they were all still in agreement. THLady Matilda Bosvyle de Bela Acqua was issued a writ to sit in contemplation of elevation to said Order at Pax Interrupts and appear before Their Majesties’ court to give her answer. Her Ladyship was escorted from the Royal presence (scroll by Gillian Llwelyn).

Their Majesties had words of thanks for the populace in attendance.

Court was closed.