First Court, Baronial Investiture 2018

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

An account of the court of Padraig and Juliana, 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 with the assistance of Noble Rhys Penbras ap Dafydd.

Morning Court:

Their Excellencies wished to see Lord Chebe and Lady Simonetta and THLord Cynwulf Rendell and installed them as Captain of the Guards (Sheriff) and Head Retainer and the Hounds as guards.

Then, the Senechal, Exchequer, Knight Marshall and Pursuivant were asked to remain in their positions and all agreed.

The Champions were then asked to present themselves and asked to continue to serve and take their place in court. All agreed and stood as the Rightful Baronial Champions.

Baron Padraig and Baroness Juliana addressed the populace and thanked them for attending as it not only their Investiture, but the Barony’s 40th Birthday. They asked all to enjoy the day, the food and the stabbing.

Court was suspended.

Court was reopened and Their Excellencies sought Lord Joe the Silent. For all of his years supporting the Barony and as a Baronial Guard and as an example of quiet, thoughtful courtesy, he was added to the Noble Union of Lords and Ladies. Scroll by Baroness Rosemund (i), Riobard (w), Mistress Liadhain.

The two Hael Stones were given to Baroness Anastasie de Lamoure and Giuseppina Michele da Canal.

Court was suspended.

Court was reopened and their Excellencies addressed the populace thanking all for attending. They then called forward the autocrats for the event – Mistress Tiercelin and Baron Rhiannon and thank them for all the hard work to put this special event together.

Behrend von Elmendorf was called forward and thanked for helping with the Rapier Activities.

Their Excellencies had words with Baroness Rosamund von Glinde. For her work as a Scribe and all her “subtleties” she was named the newest member to the Order of the Golden Bee. Scroll by THLady Zofia Kowalewska.

THLady Meredyth Maskmaker was called and for her decades of quiet service to the barony, she was added to the Venerable Order of the Ice Dragon. Scroll by Baroness Ekaternia Volkova.

It was then the wish of their Excellencies that Lord Abdulla al Rashid be presented. For his prowess in archery, fencing, and heavy, he was named to the Order of the Dragon’s Combatant . Scroll by Mistress Sthurrim Caithnes.

Armiger Fuego was called to stand before their Excellencies. For their enthusiasm as a fencer, and helping out at events, Fuego was added to the Order of the Dragon’s Concordium. Scroll is a Work in Progress by THLady Brigette de Sainte Mere-Église and THLady Zofia Kowalewska.

Lady Biota Merme asked for a moment of time in court and presented their Excellencies and Her Majesty the proceeds from the Auction to be added to the coffers for Travel needs. A Total was $410.00 a split of $205.00 each.

As a piece of business, Their Excellencies of Thescorre, Baron Eldjarn and Baroness Dubheasa were asked to come forward. The contract was presented and agreed upon that Baronial Champs this coming year will be a shared event in Thescorre and the Hael will host the following year.

Being no further business, court was closed.