Court Reports of the Kingdom of
Christopher III and Morgen III
April 9, AS 45
of the Court of Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen, King and Queen
of Aethelmearc, held at Their Coronation in the Canton of Steltonwald
on the 9th day of April anno societatis 45, THLord Brandubh Ó
Donnghaile, Silver Buccle, with the assistance of THLord Cadell Blaidd
His Majesty Christopher called for His Consort, Princess Morgen of Rye,
to join Him. She swore her oath to serve the kingdom of
Aethelmearc and King Christopher placed the crown of Aethelmearc upon
her brow proclaiming her Queen of Aethelmearc.
Their Majesties then called for Their Parents Count Duncan von Halstern
and Countess Ilish O’Donovan to approach the thrones. Their
Majesties thanked them for their service to Aethelmearc as they sat the
thrones and guarded the land, and recognized their status as a Duke and
Duchess of Aethelmearc. Promissory scroll by Victoria Black and
Their Majesties received the Great Officers of State of Aethelmearc who
renewed their vows of service to the realm. They then received
the members of the Peerage Orders. After Their Majesties swore to
uphold the ideals of each Order, the Orders renewed their vows to serve
the kingdom. Lastly Her Ladyship Hilderun Hugelmann came forth as
a representative of the populace and witnessed Christopher and Morgen’s
vows to serve the populace in accordance with the laws and customs
granted by Their ancestors.
Their Majesties Received Their Excellencies Byron and Ariella, Baron
and Baroness of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, Their
Excellencies Aquila and Bronwyn, Baron and Baroness of Thescorre, Her
Excellency Katherine, Baroness of Blackstone Mountain, and Their
Excellencies Caoinlean and Cynthia, Baron and Baroness of Saint
Swithin’s Bog and received oaths of fealty from each for the lands that
they hold in trust for the crown.
Lord Ogami Arashimoto no Shirou was summoned and questioned if was
still willing to take on the duties of Queen Morgen’s safe keeping as
They had discussed. Lord Shirou replied that he was prepared to
give this service to the crown, and so Their Majesties installed him as
the Captain of Her Majesty’s Guard.
Baroness Cecily of Whitehaven was called forward, and Their Majesties
questioned her if she were ready to take on the duties of coordinating
Their Majesties persons and Their schedules. Baroness Cecily
replied that she was so prepared and Their Majesties installed her as
the Chamberlain of Their reign.
The line of succession of the Crowns of Aethelmearc was read and Their
Majesties Christopher and Morgen were presented to the populace there
assembled as the 28th Sovereigns of the Sylvan Kingdom of Aethelmearc.
Their Majesties announced that the competition to determine Their Arts
and Sciences Champion would commence after court, and invited all
present to add their works to the display.
Their Majesties invited all to join Them in watching the tournament to
select Their Youth Champion after court on the Tournament field, and to
visit the bake sale and raffle to support the youth fighting at Pennsic.
Their Majesties announced that they would be sitting in state beginning
one half hour after court and invited the populace to seek Them out
First Court of Christopher and Morgen.
Their Majesties invited The Kingdom Champion, THLord Gareth Kincaid, to
attend Them. THLord Gareth approached the thrones and turned to
face the populace and issued a challenge. He threw down his gage,
and demanded that any present that would stand and say that King
Christopher was not the Rightful and Undoubted heir to the Crown of
Aethelmearc pick up the gauntlet and answer to him as a liar and false
traitor. Their Majesties thanked THLord Gareth for his good faith
and invited him to join Their court.
Count Jehan de la Marche was invited to attend the court. Count
Jehan had been given the scepters of the kingdom of Aethelmearc by
Duncan and Ilish, and he presented them to Christopher and Morgen as
Their property as the sovereigns of the Kingdom of Aethelmearc.
Their Majesties invited THLady Zoe Akropolitina forward to speak for
the Youth Marshallate. She announced that 8 youths had competed
that day to vie for the position of Youth Champion of the
Kingdom. Their Majesties then called for Robert of the Debatable
Lands and Aaron the Swift to attend Them. They thanked them both
for their service to the realm as they had both served as Youth
Champions, but they were now relieved of their regalia. Their
Majesties proclaimed Aaron the Swift as Their Youth Champion.
Scroll by Mistress Katerina Affodil and Baroness Ekaterina
Volkova. The Youth Marshals, further announced that the raffle
and bake sale had raised $191.25 to benefit the Youth Fighting Point at
Pennsic. They then drew the raffles and presented a helm to
Baroness Betha of Bedford and Embroidered Bags to Lady Sthurrim
Caithnes and Lady Caillen of the Debatable Lands.
Their Majesties invited THLord Robert Marston to speak as the Autocrat
of the day and he presented the Populous choice in the Arts and
Sciences display to Lady Roxanne de St Luc. Their Majesties
agreed with the populace in this matter and called Lady Roxanne de St
Luc to attend Them naming her Their Champion of Arts and Sciences for
her Japanese Hawk Scroll commemorating Sir Ogami Akira’s induction into
the Order of the Millrind, and thanked Lady Thyri erbewyf for her
service to the kingdom as outgoing Arts and Sciences Champion.
Scroll limned by Lady Margarita d’Sienna and scrivened by Catherine
Mistress Baga Aleea was invited to enter the court, and she presented a
check for $1500.00 to Their Majesties as the result of her fundraising
to go into a fund for the purpose of making new kingdom thrones.
Their Majesties invited Sir Ogami Akira to attend Them. They
questioned him if her were prepared to serve the Crown of Aethelmearc
and give advice to Her Majesty as she may require. He replied
that he would give such advice, and Their Majesties installed him as
the Her Majesty’s Chivalry Advisor.
Mistress Ts’vee’a bas Tseepora Levi was invited to attend Their
Majesties and presented a token in thanks for her many labors in sewing
Their Majesties’ coronation garb.
Their Majesties called Eiiden Abdul Salam ibn Salat to attend
Them. They had heard and seen much of this promising young
fighter. For three years he had participated in the youth combat
program, and had made his kit of leather scale, and heated his weapons
so that they might be bent to better resemble those swords of the
Middle East, and taught classes to make armor and weapons in this
fashion, and so it pleased Their Majesties to induct him into the Order
of the Silver Alce. Scroll by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.
Their Majesties Awarded Arms to Isabel Fleuretan for her great love of
the arts. She had taking a great joy in the arts of weaving and
braiding, and had become quite skilled at inkle weaving, tablet
weaving, and kumihimo. She taught classes in these arts and wove
the trim that adorned her garb, and donated her kumihimo braids to the
kingdom for award medallions. Scroll by Lady Sthurrim Caithnes
upon a text by THLord Cadell Blaidd du.
Robert of the Debatable Lands was called forth, and Their Majesties
praised him for his skills in Youth Combat, a steady fighter at weekly
practice and willing to teach newer fighters, and served as co-kingdom
youth champion. The arrows from his bow found their marks on the
target, and he holds that rank of Master Bowman, and leads the all time
high score for the youth division in the Gwyntarian Winter Archery
Challenge. He works in Kitchens, and set up, cleans up and tears
down site before and after events. He spins wool, and his finest
spinning has been used to embroider tunics, he learns the art of
fletching arrows, and is making a dozen arrows for the youth who scores
the highest in Gwyntarian Challenge. For all of this Their
Majesties were moved to Award him Arms. Scroll by Mistress
Arianna of Wynthrope.
Their Majesties called upon Master Alaric MacConnal to attend, as They
had heard much of his love for Archery. He had recently attained
the rank of Master Bowman, and has been an avid enthusiast in the
Gwyntarian Winter Archery Challenge, putting in scores in three
different bow forms, and holding a score in the top 20 across the known
world in that competition, and so it pleased Their Majesties to induct
him into the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Ordianna vander
Brugghe and THLord Kieran MacRae.
Their Majesties then Invited Duc Henri d’Artois to attend Them.
They asked him if he were willing to serve the armies of the Kingdom of
Aethelmearc, and he replied that it was his duty as a Knight to do
so. And so Their Majesties received his Oath of Service and
installed him into the Office of High Constable of Aethelmearc and
charged him to lead the armies as Warlord a the Pennsic War. Duc
Henri called the kingdom of Aethelmearc to arms to join the armies of
the known world on the field of battle at the Pennsic War. In
order to do so, he with Their Majesties installed several Knights
Bannerette charged with raising the armies and bringing them to
Pennsic, already Duke Maynard von dem Steine, Sir Olafr Thorvardarson,
Sir Graedwynn mab Teyrnon, Ertekhan Khalek Shurrag Od, and Master John
the Pell had accepted the duties as Knights Bannerette to prepare the
armies for War. Sir Olafr came forward and added his words that
he was committed to the war effort.
THLord Robert Marston was called forth as Autocrat. He thanked
everyone for attending, and invited all to eat more food, as the side
board was still full. He thanked his staff for the event for all
their efforts to put the event together. Their Majesties agreed
that he had given great service to the realm that day, and for decades
before as marshal and chirurgeon and officer. Their Majesties
then summoned the Companions of the Order of the Pelican present to
come forth and take His Lordship Robert from Them, and return him to
Their Majesties’ keeping at War Practice where he would answer whether
or not he would accept elevation into their most noble ranks.
Writ by the hand of THLady Collette de Paris.
Their Majesties thanked all the Populace for attending the happy day of
Their Coronation, and extended Their thanks to all who worked to insure
the success of the event.