Baronial Court Reports


Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon

Being the court record of Their Excellencies, Magnus and Miriel, Baron and Baroness of the Rhydderich Hael at the Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon, held on April 8, AS 51 (2017), in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael as recorded by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova, Ice Dragon Pursuivant, assisted by THL Zosia Kowalewska, Hael Stone Pursuivant

Their Excellencies thanked all who attended the event and invited those in attendance for whom the event was their first SCA experience. Those gentles were thanked for coming and offered a token of remembrance and invited them to please come to more events.  

Their Excellencies asked that Baron Richard Larmer come before them. They spoke that though he be from foreign lands, his support of the Barony is well known. He teaches fighters and encourages all at practice. For this they did name him to a Companion of the Golden Scale and presented him with a token of the order. 

Mistress Gillian Llwelyn of Ravenspur asked for a moment of time in court. When granted she then took Sarafina Kowalewska as her protégé, girding her with a yellow belt to mark the relationship.  

Their Excellencies then asked for Lady Siobhan Readnait to attend them. They spoke of her constant practice and participation within the archery community. For her dedication they did name her to the Order of the Dragons Combatant. Scroll by Master Dagonell Collingwood of Emerald Lake.  

Next Lady Simonetta d’Alfassi was called into court. The Hael Hounds have grown with her addition and skills on the archery field. Thus did Their Excellencies induct her into the Order of the Dragons Combatant. Illumination by Beth Huber, Calligraphy by Padraig O’Branduibh. 

Minamoto Roku-I Sakurako was then called before the court, where Their Excellencies spoke of how, since moving to the Barony she has become strong in the A&S community, the ranks of the fencers, guarding Her Excellency and so much more. For this she was named to the Dragons Concordium. Scroll by Baroness Rosemund von Glinde. 

Their Excellencies then asked that Mikus present himself before them. They then spoke of the work he does recording the events of the day at every event he goes through his photography. For this they presented him with a Hael Stone.  

Then Lord Meuric ap Gwillim and Wint liana verch Meuric were called. These two volunteered a good part of their day, with no notice, to assist with and serve the lunch. For this they were presented with Hael Stones. 

Lord Wolfgang Starke then approached the court. Before he could speak of the day’s events, His Excellency praised his hard work as now 4 time autocrat of such a large and complex event and how he was already slated to autocrat next year’s. His Excellency asked that all present take the time to thank Lord Wolfgang for his dedication. The autocrat then spoke of the events and thanked all for attending. 

His Excellency then talked of the Rattan Tournament that was held earlier and it was announced that THL Arne Ulrichsoon was the overall winner. Scroll by Mistress Gillian Llwelyn of Ravenspur. 

THL Robert l’Etourdi came forth to talk of the rapier tournaments. It was announced that Lord Durante de Caravaggio was the winner. He was presented with a scroll by Baron Caleb Reynonds and a gift of chocolate, which he then gave to Her Majesty as she was his inspiration for the day.

Before he could leave the court, His Oriental Majesty, Ioannes of the East begged a moment to speak. He spoke of the fun and challenges he had in the fencing lists that day and that such fun would not have been possible without His Lordship. His Majesty then presented a token made by his own hand to His Lordship.

Their Excellencies then spoke of the Arts and Sciences competition that was held and marveled over the variety and skill of the entries. They then called forth Lady Elska a Fjarfelli. They praised her Zoomorphic Pottery and named her the Baron and Baroness’ choice winner for the competition. Scroll by Mistress Sthurrim Caithness. 

Their Highnesses, Timothy and Gabrielle, then announced that Lady Abigail Kelhog’s scroll had caught their eye and named her the Prince and Princess’ choice winner for the Competition. Scroll by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova. 

Their Majesties, Marcus and Margerite then called Lady Lucieta di Cosimo to attend them. They spoke of her wonderful presentation on Apotropaic Burials and named her King’s and Queen’s choice winner. Scroll illuminated by Baron Caleb Reynolds, calligraphed by Euria Epicurius.

However the court was not done with Lady Lucieta and Master Fridrikr Tommasson and Baroness Orianna Fridrikskona, Kingdom Ministers of the Arts and Sciences also were moved by her presentation and gave her a token as their Choice.

Simon Fjarfell and Hanna of Hunters Home were then asked to join Their Excellencies. Both young gentles entered the competition. Simon entered a Viking handbag and Pampooties and Hanna entered a portrait of her dogs done in an Elizabethan style. For their works they were named the Youth winners of the competition in their respected age groups. Simon’s scroll by THL Zosia Kowalewska. Hanna’s scroll illuminated by Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce da Siena and Calligraphed by THL Padraig O’Branduibh. 

Their Excellencies then asked Lady Elska a Fjarfelli to return to their court. They spoke with her about her unending dedication to learning, the arts and sharing of knowledge and announced that she had achieved the scores to be named the Overall Winner of the Ice Dragon Arts and Sciences Pentathlon. Scroll by THL Mary Elizabeth Clayson. 

Their Excellencies again thanked all who came to the event, regardless of the predicted weather and wished them safe travels when they headed to their home. 

Court was then suspended while final category winners were established. 

After Kingdom Court, Their Excellencies’ Court was then resumed and the names of the Arts and Sciences competition category winners were announced. Winners were asked to report to the Pent room to receive their prizes.  

Court of Their Excellencies, Magnus and Miriel was then closed. 

Baronial Court Reports 2016