Court Reports of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc
Duncan II and Ilish II
September 18th, AS 45 (2010)
Coronation
Shire of Hunter’s Home


Report of the Court of Their Royal Majesties Duncan and Ilish, King and Queen of Aethelmearc, at Their Coronation on the 18th day of September anno societatis xxxxv in the Shire of Hunter’s Home, with the assembled Landed Nobility of Aethelmearc in attendance, THLord Brandubh Ó Donnghaile, Silver Buccle, with the assistance of THLord Cadell Blaidd du.
 
His Majesty Duncan then called for Her Highness Ilish O’Donovan to join him as it was Her inspiration that allowed him to become King and He would have her stand by His side as Queen.  Princess Ilish came forth escorted by Her Guard and the Order of the White Scarf.  When she reached the dais, she turned to the audience and the Heir’s Cloak was replaced by the Royal Cloak.  The Champion brought forth the Sword of State to Her Highness Ilish, and representatives of the Ladies of the Garnet, Ladies of the Rose and the Royal Peers each came forward and asked if she would represent their ideals to the kingdom. After she swore to each that she would uphold their ideals they endorsed her as Queen.  The Champion then collected the Sword of State, and His Majesty Duncan stepped forward and crowned Her Queen. 
 
Count Jehan de la Marche then came forward as the representative of the populace of the Kingdom. The Champion brought forth the Sword of State and Their Majesties swore Their Oath of Service to the Kingdom.  Count Jehan then presented His Majesty Duncan with a Scepter and an orb to represent his rule over the land and presented Her Majesty Ilish with a scepter to symbolize Her rule.  The Lineage of the thrones of Aethelmearc was read and Their Majesties were presented as 27th Sovereigns of the Sylvan Kingdom of Aethelmearc.
 
Their Majesties Duncan and Ilish thanked Their Graces Malcolm and Tessa for their fine stewardship of the kingdom during their reign as king and queen of Aethelmearc. 
 
Their Majesties then called for the Princesses Elizabeth and Isabell to join Them and take their seats upon the dais next to their parents.
 
The Great Officers of State were then summoned and they swore to continue their service to the Kingdom.  Their Majesties thanked them for their support.
 
The Landed Nobility of the Baronies of Delftwood, Blackstone Mountain and Saint Swithins Bog all renewed their oaths of fealty for their lands.  Their majesties thanked them and swore to defend their peoples.
 
Their Majesties called upon the Members of the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel, and the Pelican and the Royal Peers of Aethelmearc to renew their oaths of service to the kingdom.
 
Baron Stevan Ulfkellson was called forward.  His Majesty reminded him of conversations that they had held and asked if it was still Baron Stevan’s intent to join the royal retinue.  Stevan was then invested as the Chancellor of the Privy Seal for the reign to Serve as the King’s right hand man.
 
Their Majesties called for Lord Eirikr inn havi and Lady Katherine Vivans to attend Them.  They asked if it was still their intent to serve Their Majesties. His Majesty then charged them with the safety of His Queen and Their two Princesses.  They were then invested as the Captains of the Queen’s Guard.  Their Majesties then called for Her Majesty’s Guard and the Captains sent them to their posts in the hall.
 
Sir Alric of the Mists was invited forward and invested as Chivalry Advisor to the Crown.
 
Their Majesties invited the populace to seek Them out that afternoon for individual audiences as They seat in State.
 
Evening Court.
 
Their Majesties called forth Mistress Jenna MacPherson the Youth Marshal of the day and called Lord Rouland of Willowbrooke the Youth Champion, and thanked him for his service to the Kingdom over the last six months.  Their Majesties then called forward Aaron the Swift and Robert of the Debatable Lands.  Their Majesties spoke that as there were multiple divisions of youth fighters, the kingdom must have multiple champions so that all challenges can be met in their appropriate divisions, and so named Aaron and Robert Youth Champions of the Kingdom and invested them with the regalia of their new positions.  Mistress Jenna further called Lord Rouland of Willowbrooke and Ingvar to come forward and congratulated them on their prowess displayed in the tourney held that day.
 
The Sylvan Bards Master Michael McPhe and Lady Dearbhforgaill an Chomhaidh.  Their majesties thanked them for their service to the kingdom at Pennsic, leading the armies of Aethelmearc in song upon the field.   Their Majesties had presided over the competition for Sylvan Bard that afternoon and both They and the Princesses had chosen one clear winner.  Their Majesties called for Count Jehan de la Marche to come forward and invested him as Their Sylvan Bard.
 
Their Majesties had also presided over the Arts and Sciences display.  They called for Their Arts and Sciences Champions Dona Sasha Grey and Baroness Betha of Bedford and thanked them for their contributions to the largess coffers of the kingdom.  Their Majesties had been impressed by many entries but the Princesses had shown distinct interest in the Period Viking games made by Lady Thyri erbewyf and so They invested her with the regalia of the Arts and Sciences Champion of the Kingdom.
 
Their Majesties invited THora the Destroyer to come forward and sing a song, as she had greatly impressed Them at the Bardic Champion competition.  They thanked her, but called her closer to attend Them Further and praised her efforts in entering ice dragon 5 times, as she was only now 8 years old, she weaves with tablets, sticks and looms, and even teaches classes at Pennsic on felt balls.  Their Majesties were so moved by her myriad of accomplishments that They inducted her into the Order of the Silver Sycamore.  Scroll limned by Baroness Barbary Rose and scrivened by Countess Liadain ni Dheirdre Chaomhanaigh.
 
Robert of Lothbroke was summoned and Awarded Arms for his service at events, forging knives and teaching the arts of the blacksmith, setting up camps at Pennsic, an serving on Her majesty’s Guard as a heavy fighter.  Scroll by Lady Gwenhwyvr Morwyn with calligraphy by Antoine Gros dit Leviolette.
 
Their Majesties called for Jenny of Hunter’s Home and praised her efforts on behalf of her shire.  They spoke that sometimes allowing others to serve is itself a great service, as she did transport Master Kyriel Hawkmoon to events and meetings, but along the past ten years she had also held the office of webminister, assisted at shire events and learned the art of woodworking.  For all of this Their Majesties Awarded her Arms.  Scroll by Countess Aidan ni Leir.
 
Their Majesties had heard that many of the shire members had been hard at work for this day and called forth Sloane Areson who had been busy running all day long to insure the smooth progress of the event.  They praised him further for his years of service to the shire, and his brewing.  His hospitality was well known as he greeted visitors to the Shire’s Pennsic Camp with libations, and so They Awarded him Arms.  Scroll by Lady Helene al-Zarqa.
 
Ursala of Rouen was called forth and Awarded Arms for her service as a retainer.  She has autocrated events, and sews her own Norse garb, she gives from her heart without the thought of getting anything back.  Scroll by THLady Felicity Flussmullnerin.
 
Lady Inez of Alegria was called inducted into the Order of the Sycamore for her support of the arts. She had served as first Mistress of the Arts and Sciences for the Shire of Hunter’s Home, and had served as a cook for decades, and currently served as the editor of the shires’ quarterly Arts and Sciences Newsletter.  Scroll Limned by THLady Keram Roslin and scrivened by Countess Liadain ni Dheirdre Chaomhanaigh.
 
Their Majesties invited Master Kyriel Hawkmoon to attend Them.  They praised his efforts for the Shire as he had served as seneschal for 18 years, and frequently hosted shire meetings in his own house and coordinated handicap services at Pennsic, and was always available with a kind smile and a warm heart.  For this They inducted Kyriell into the Order of the Cornelian.  Scroll by THLady Anlaith ingen Trena.
 
Mistress Constance Waite was called into the court as Their Majesties were at a quandary.  They had seen so much from Constance that she had always been available to serve her shire and the kingdom.  She was always there asking, what can I do, which comes from her warm heart.  Their Majesties had begun to ask Themselves what could They do for her and were so moved to create her a Baroness of the Court.  Their Majesties called for a coronet and Her Ladyship Sabina of Kilkenney brought one forth to be placed upon Baroness Constance’s head.  Scroll by Lady Ismay Ponde with text by Count Jehan de la Marche.
 
Their Majesties then thanked everyone for coming and sharing the day with Them, and helping to make the event a success.  Their Majesties remarked that They looked forward to seeing everyone at upcoming events throughout Their Reign.
 
Court Closed.