Final Court, Baronial Investiture 2018

Final Court, Baronial Investiture/40th Anniversary, the 1st day of December in the 53rd year of the Society in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael

Final Court Report for Magnus and Miriel:

An account of the final court of Magnus and Miriel, Baron and Baroness of the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, held at the Baronial Investiture/40th Anniversary , the 1st day of December in the 53rd year of the Society (2018 in the Common year) in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael. Reported by THLady Zofia Kowalewska, Ice Dragon Pursuivant.

Their Excellencies welcomed all to share in the day and thanked them for joining them in their final court.

Some old business needed to be attended. Although not present, it was their Excellencies’ wish to induct THLady Brigette de Sainte Mere-Église into the Order of the Golden Bee in absentia to recognize her for her talent on the hammered dulcimer, her scribal works and her bardic works. Scroll by Baroness Rosamund von Glinde and THLord Padraig O’Brandubh.

THL Cynwulf Rendell and THL Eleanore Godwin asked for a brief moment of their Excellencies’ time. Gifted to their Excellencies was a little “retirement land and home”. They also asked to induct new Hounds into the pack. Gaston, Josephine, AsStride and Dark Oak were welcomed and asked to wear the Hound’s badge. Baron Magnus asked THL Cynwulf Rendell and THL Eleanore Godwin to remain. Because of these two, our Archery community is now 39 strong and growing. Baron Magnus gathered the broken arrows of the Hael Hounds and turn then into favors and presented the Hael Hounds the favors.

Their Excellencies next wished to thank a few individuals. In the Words of Baron Magnus “The story originates with our good friend THL Wolfgang Starcke. At one of our many events, when the time came to set up the Baronial thrones we discovered that some of the wooden pegs had gone missing. Wolfgang made his way into the woods and collected sticks that he broke into pieces and used as pegs so the thrones could be assembled. To me this simple act of service exemplified what service means in the Society. How small acts of service support everything that we do and stand for. As I prepared to step down I discovered that several of these small sticks remained in the thrones bags. It was then I decided that these should be made into relics to honor Wolfgang and the service he gave.”

Those honored by Her Excellency Miriel:

  • Lord Joe the Silent
  • Mistress Geirny Thoryrimsdottir
  • THL Zofia Kowalewska

Those honored by His Excellency Magnus:

  • The Dow Family (Lord Chebe, Lady Natsu, & Lady Kaido)
  • Lady Thalia Papillon
  • Baron Rhiannon Elandris

Lord Fearghus mac Eoin was then asked to come forward and ask to hold the Champions ready for the Incoming Excellencies.

Minamoto Roku-i Sakurako and Lady Natsu (represented by Lord Chebe) were called forth to receive their severance pay for all the work done. Each were thanked and presented with a 5lb bag of rice which should help sustain their families for some time. Those who served their Excellencies were released.

Being no further business, the final court of Magus and Miriel was closed.