Court Reports of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc
Maynard IV and Liadain III
September 25, AS 56 (2021)
Harvest Raid XXVII and Coronation of Gareth and Juliana
Shire of Heronter

The Report of the Court of Their Majesties Maynard and Liadain, King and Queen of Sylvan Æthelmearc, held on the twenty-fifth day of September upon the occasion of the Coronation of Their Heirs at Harvest Raids in the Shire of Heronter, Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile, Jewel Herald.

Their Majesties welcomed all in attendance and thanked them for their Patience as the world sorted out this time of plague. They wished everyone a Happy Harvest Raid, as this is Their Favorite Event, and thanked the Sire of Heronter for their hospitality.

Lady Magdelena Txoperena was invited into the Court and she begged the boon of being granted Æthelmearc Citizenship as work had once again called her out of Æthelmearc into the East. Their Majesties eagerly replied that They and Their Heirs would gladly assist her in her application for Citizenship. However while They had her in Court, Their Majesties presented her with the Æthelmearc Award of Excellence for her invaluable service to Æthelmearc during the time of the plague as Kingdom Deputy Webminister for Zoom and online classes.

Their Majesties called forth Lady Jane Arden and inducted her into the Order of the Keystone for her service as autocrat and Ministress of Arts and Sciences for the Shire of Heronter. She led efforts to create largess, scroll cases for the kingdom, and site tokens for Harvest Raid, all while serving the crown as a trusted retainer. Scroll by Bubba Blackhammer of Atlantia.

Lord Nikolas the Bastard was inducted into the Order of the Keystone in absentia for his decade of service to the Shire of Sunderoak and the Borderwatch Household. Serving as Pennsic Land Agent, building and transporting all manner of items for the camps at both Pennsic and War Practice. Scroll by Baroness Amalie Reinhardt.

Lady Diana of Waterford was inducted into the Order of the Sycamore in absentia for skills in brewing. She earned near perfect scores for her beers in the interkingdom brewers challenges, and devises delicious cordials, all while teaching others the secrets of potent potables. Scroll by Lady Gwen Cooke.

Duke Christopher Rawlyns was given the Æthelmearc Award of Excellence in absentia for his service as Medical Consultant for Æthelmearc and the Society at Large during these times, holding the Office of Kingdom Deputy Seneschal for Pandemics.

Their Majesties presented Master Antonio de Luna with the scroll for his Cornelian that had been awarded at an Æthereal Court.

Duchess Anna Leigh was called forth and inducted into the Order of Crown's Treasure for her service to Æthelmearc in Coordinating, creating, and purveying largesse for the Crown.

Baron Rhion Elandris of Glyndyfrdwy was called into Court. Rhion confirmed that it was his desire to proceed with Elevation to the Order of the Pelican, but first Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin was called forth to Release Baron Rhion from his service to her as her Equerry. Their Majesties then invited the Order of the Pelican to come forth and thanked Rhion and the Order for their patience in completing this business. THeir Majesties then heard words from Viscountess Angharad of the Sleeping Lion for the Royal Peers, Sir Raimund of the Strait of the Chivalry, Mistress Cori Ghora from the Pelican, Mistress Orianna Fridrikskona delivered the words of Master Fridrikr Tomasson av Knusslig Hamn for the Laurel, Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin spoke for the Order of the Golden Lance, and Baroness Morgan Argante Elandris of Cantref Gwaelon spoke for the Populace of Æthelmearc and the Rhydderich Hael. Their Majesties then called for Regalia to mark Rhion as a Master of the Pelican, Dame Zosia Kowalewska presented the Ancestral Pelican Medallion of Æthelmearc, Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin and Baroness Morgan Elandris both presented Personal Medallions, and Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin presented a hood of maintenance. Their Majesties then received his Oath of Fealty and presented Master Rhion, Companion of the Pelican. Scroll by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope. Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin then invited all present to attend Master Rhion’s reception that afternoon on the fighting field.

Their Majesties then called for the attendance of Their Heir, Prince Gareth Kincaid. Prince Gareth presented his claim to the throne, and while he appreciated Their Majesties service to the realm, it was time for Them to step down. Their Majesties agreed and called for Their Officers to verify that all was in accordance. Master Illadore de Bedegrayne, Kingdom Seneschal, verified that Æthelmearc did hold a Crown Tournament in compliance with all Law and Policy and Variances from the Society. Master Morien MacBain, Kingdom Earl Marshal, verified that a Tournament to select the Heirs of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc was held at that event which was full of valiant spirit. Baroness Amelia Soteria, Kingdom Minitress of the Lists, reported that held the Tournament Lists and Tournament Tree and she could verify that Prince Gareth was victor of that Tournament. Drotinn Jorundr hinn rotinn, Silver Buccle Herald of Æthelmearc, verified that upon the conclusion of the Tournament that he with Their Majesties declared Gareth and Juliana Prince and Princess, promising them the crowns of the Kingdom. Their Majesties agreed that all this was so, but bid Prince Gareth to go prepare his house as They concluded Their Business.

Their Majesties called upon the staff of Ælive to attend Them: Duke Sven Gunnarsson, Duchess Siobhan inghean ui Liathain, Baron Brandubh O'Donnghaile, Baroness Ursula of Rouen, Baroness Amalie Reinhardt, Baron Magnus de Lyons, Lady Thalia Papillon, THLady Sumayya al Ghaziyya, THLady Phelippe "Pippi" Ulfsdotter, Lady Asuka Seishi, Lady Isabetta Orsini, Baroness Hilderun Hügelmann, and Baroness Illadore de Bedagrayne. They spoke to These gentles of their long service to Their Majesties and to Æthelmearc, and that they had allowed Their Majesties to keep an online presence for Ælive and for Their Æthereal Courts when no events could be held. For THeir Service Their Majesties Awarded each a Sigil of Æthelmearc, in token of which they gave each a copy of the Codex Coronae, and a personal gift. Codex Coronae produced by Mistress Abigail Kelhoge.

Mistress Abigail Kelhoge was then inducted into the Order of the Crown's Treasure in absentia for her works in creating the Codex Coronae, a bound parchment book of hours documenting the service of the staff of Ælive and Finley its intrepid mascot.

The Scribes and Regalia makers who had contributed to Their Majesties’ Courts were then invited into court and presented with tokens of thanks for their generous donations of time and skill for the glory of the Æthelmearc Court.

Her Majesty then called for Her Guards to attend Her, Captained by THLord Abdullah Ishkhan al-Rashid and Lady Thalia Papillon, they led Baron Magnus de Lyons, Lord Cassiano da Castello, Baroness Irene von Schmetterling, THLord Guillaume le Noir du Bordeaux, Lord Chebe, Baron Brother Bobby, Lady Svava of St. Swithin's Bog, Baron Carolus Loke, and Lord Won Cheol. His Majesty thanked them for protecting His Queen Liadain as she is the most important in His Life, and Her Majesty thanked each for accompanying Her throughout the Reign. They presented each with a token of thanks and released them from their duties.

The Royal Retinue and members of the Their Majesties Court were then called forth, Their Majesties recognized Baroness Sláine an Einigh, Lord Éadaoin Gaelach Rua, THLord Rouland of Willowbrooke, Lady Genevieve O’Connor, THLady Fede di Fiore, Lady Jane Arden, Baron Tassin Tresseaul, Baroness Isolda filia Georgii, Mistress Cori Ghora, Duchess Anna Leigh, THLord Lothinn Vikarsson, Master Hrolfr a Fjarfelli, and Mistress Elska a Fjarfelli. They presented each with tokens and thanked them for their support throughout Their Reign.

Duke Sven Gunnarsson and Duchess Siobhan inghean ui Liathain were then called into Their Majesties’ Court. They thanked both of them for their support of Their Majesties and leadership of the Kingdom during their reign, and granted each of them Augmentations of Arms from Æthelmearc. No task was ever beneath Duke Sven, any time there was a need he served as retainer, guard, pavilion wrangler, clean up crew for Æthelmearc royal camp, Swedish Chef, and compiler of slide shows. Duchess Siobhain shared her light and vibrancy with all she met, serving as retainer to advisor to Kingdom Chamberlain and serving Ælive and the Æthereal Courts in the background. Both have left their indelible mark on Æthelmearc. Matching scrolls by Lady Aine ingen ui Bhrian with calligraphy by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh.

Her Majesty Liadain then spoke that this was the time in court when She would normally recognize an individual whose actions had inspired Her that day, but this day She challenged all in attendance to recognize inspiration as they find it throughout the day.

Their Majesties then spoke to the populace with joy in Their hearts, that it was time for Their Reign to End and that They looked forward to retiring knowing that the Line of the Sylvan throne would continue. They then called upon Drotinn Jorundr hinn rotinn, Silver Buccle Herald of Æthelmearc to attend Them. Their Majesties then released Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile from Their Service and presented him with a token of Liadain Love, Drotinn Jorundr also released Baron Brandubh from his Office as Kingdom Deputy Jewel Herald and collected his tabard.

Prince Gareth and Princess Juliana were then called into Court. King Maynard released Queen Liadain taking the crown from Her head. King Maynard then took the Crown from His brow and placed it upon Prince Gareth proclaiming him King of Æthelmearc.

So ends the Report of the Reign of Maynard and Liadain.