Baronial Court Reports

2017

Summer’s End, held on September 16, AS 52 (2017)

Being the court record of Their Excellencies, Magnus and Miriel, Baron and Baroness of the Rhydderich Hael at Summer’s End, held on September 16, AS 52 (2017), in the Canton of Beau Fleuve as recorded by THL Zofia Kowalewska, Deputy to the Ice Dragon Pursuivant.

Their Excellencies called before them on the Field (Lord) Brother Brother Riobard o'Suilleabhain known as Bobby. For his years of working as event staff, autocrat, and in support of the Barony, Brother Bobby was inducted into the Order of the Venerable Order of the Ice Dragon and presented with an ancestral medallion from Mistress Jenna McPherson. Scroll is a work in progress by Mistress Jenna.

Court was suspended briefly to be moved back inside.

Court was resumed Their Excellencies Welcomed all to the event. With it being the Hour in which Their Majesties Gareth and Juliana took the throne, the crowd cheered Vivat for our New Royals.

Their Excellencies then called forth Lord Rhys Penbras ap Dafydd to be awarded his Keystone which was read into Court at the Shoot in the Wildwood. Scroll by Dagonell

Court was again suspended.

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 the hospitality of Their Excellencies should they ever have a need. Additionally, for those of the populace who still needed to collect their Spark Pearls, they could do so today.

Dagonell was then asked to come forward for his business with THL Eleanor Godwin. Having since retired as the White Horn Herald, he named THL Eleanor Godwin as the Golden Bee Herald for the Barony.

Lady Simonetta d' Alfassi was called forth to receive her scroll as Baronial Archery Champion. Scroll by Kate and THL Zofia Kowalewska

THL Maeve Ni Siurtain was called into court and asked to represent the Barony as Equestrian Champion. She agreed and took her place among the Champions. Scroll by Lady Curia

Their Excellencies called Chebe before them seeking one final Champion. For his courtesy and honor displayed on and off the field, he was named Chivalry Champion. Scroll by THL Zofia Kowalewska.

THL Minamoto Roku-i Sakurako was called forth and named the Queen Anne Trophy recipient.

Lady Thalia Papillon was called before Their Excellencies in recognition of her massive feat of having competed in the most Champion events. She Participated in 4 events - Fencing, Archery, Thrown, and Bardic. She was named this year's Iron Man winner. Scroll by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.

Baron Caleb Reynolds, autocrat of the event, then took a moment to Thank the Staff for the event. He also thanked the Tribe for their efforts in continuing to support the Kingdom.

Sir Sextus Plenius Callidus came forward and spoke of the Heavy Weapons Tournament that was held. Duke Maynard von dem Stein was declared the winner. Scroll by Lord Rhys Penbras ap Dafydd

Their Excellencies then asked THL Rendell to speak of the archery that took place earlier in the day. Theodoric of York was named the victor. Scroll by THL Zofia Kowalewska Baron Caleb Reynolds then told of the skill on the Thrown Weapons field and thanked the Marshals that came out to help run the range. He then announced that Master Antonio de Luna had won the day. Scroll by Baron Caleb Reynolds

Thrown Weapons marshals, although not present did declare a winner for the day’s tournament. It was announced that Sir Aquila d’Athos had won the day who also was not in attendance. Scroll by THL Zofia Kowalewska

Don Behrend von Elmendorf was called before Their Excellencies to speak of the Fencing Tournament. He announced that Padraig na Feosoige au Chaeleichair (Padraig of Thescorre) was the victor. Scroll by Baron Caleb Reynolds.

An Arts and Sciences competition was held during the day and THL Eleanor Godwin announced that the winner, Baron Rhiannon Elandris winner. Scroll by THL Eleanor Godwin. Clarissa was awarded second place for her embroidery.

Baron Rhiannon Elandris was asked to return to Their Excellencies. For his ongoing work in the A&S community and participation in A&S contests, their Excellencies saw it fit to induct him into the Order of the Golden Bee. Scroll by Lord Rhys Penbras ap Dafydd

Their Excellencies called Baron Caleb Reynolds BACK into court, again, to thank him for his years of service. To honor him, he was inducted into the Order of the Tangled Rose. Scroll is a work in progress. Those members of the Order present were asked to remain standing.

Their Excellencies then asked if the loved ones of Master Brandrick Slayrock would present themselves. In a token of thanks, the family presented their Excellencies with the Stone Children, Jamie and Cerci. Their Excellencies then spoke of the works and impact that Master Brandrick had made on the Barony. It was their wish to also induct him into the Order of the Tangled Rose. Scroll is a work in progress by Baroness Miriel, Master Filippo de Sancto Martino and Padraig a Branduibh

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

The Pennsic War on August 10th, AS 52 (2017)

Court Report of Their Excellencies Magnus and Miriel, Baron and Baroness of the Rhydderich Hael, held at The Pennsic War on August 10th, AS 52 (2017) as documented by Baron Magnus de Lyons, recording herald.

Their Excellencies wished the populace a good Pennsic and thanked everyone for their efforts with setting up Baronial camp. Their Excellencies also mentioned the number of Hael people who volunteered at Pennsic and thanked these people for their efforts.

Their Excellencies called before them Lord Gerardo Vicelli and award him a Hael Stone for his video and photography skills, including but not limited to his video of Their Excellencies Investiture.

Their Excellencies asked the assembled populace to speak about what new activities they tried or participated in during Pennsic, and awarded these people pearls for Their Majesties Spark Challenge.

Their Excellencies called before them Master Filippo de Sancto Martino, their Captain of siege. Their Excellencies asked Master Filippo if wished to continue as their Captain of Siege. He indicated he was ready to retire if there was a willing replacement. Their Excellencies called before them Lord Chebe and spoke of his hard work in growing the Rhydderich Hael siege community. Their Excellencies offered Lord Chebe the position of Baronial Captain of Siege and he accepted. Their Excellencies thanked Master Filippo for his service and released him.

Their Excellencies had further business with Lord Chebe. Their Excellencies spoke of his extensive work in the Barony. Helping with Baronial projects, assisting at events, building siege equipment for people to use, and stepping up to assist with Pennsic Baronial camp in our time of need. Their Excellencies awarded Lord Chebe the Venerable Order of the Ice Dragon for his efforts.

With no further business, court was then closed.

Cooks Collegium on June 24, AS 52 (2017)

Court Report of Their Excellencies Magnus and Miriel, Baron and Baroness of the Rhydderich Hael, held at Cooks Collegium on June 24, AS 52 (2017) as documented by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova, Ice Dragon Pursuivant, assisted by Lord Rhys Penbras ap Dafydd.

Their Excellencies welcomed all and thanked everyone for a wonderful day of food and learning.

Their Excellencies, Penn and Lucia, Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Ramshaven in the Kingdom of Ealdormere presented gift tokens to their cousins and thanked them for hosting such an enjoyable event.

Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce di Siena, autocrat of the event, offered her thanks to all who attended and said that no event can be run by just one person and thanked her staff and the teachers who came and taught this day.

Their Excellencies called before them their Arts and Sciences Champion, THL Wolfgang Starke. They thanked him for his time serving the Barony and the Arts and released him from his duties. They then called before them THL Eleanore Godwin. They spoke of her lovely scribal work and asked that she represent the Barony for the next year as Arts and Sciences Champion. She happily agreed to do so. Scroll by THL Eleanore Godwin.

THL Clarissa da Svizzera asked for time in court. She told the populace that a deaf family had moved to Æthelmearc and they had a deaf child as well. She was on a mission to teach the Kingdom the Sign Language word for “HOLD”, should they see the child approaching the list field. She then demonstrated the sign for all to learn and encouraged everyone to seek the family out and welcome them to the Kingdom.

THL Eleanore Godwin then spoke of scrolls she had made for the Hael Hounds Baronial Archery unit and asked them to see her in the back of the hall after court to receive their scroll

Their Excellencies then asked all folks for whom this was their first event to please come forward. They thanked those that came forth and offered them welcome and presented them with a token and offered hospitality should they need at any event they are all at.

With no further business, court was then closed.

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. 




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