HE Saraidh ingen Guairi HE Saraidh ingen Guairi
Court Date: 12/1/2018 (Court #1)
Event Name: Boar’s Head – Back to the Past – 40 years of Memories
Presenting Royalty: Vladimir III and Petranella III
Reporter: Beatrice Domenici della Campana
Herald: Beatrice Domenici della Campana

Unto those who read these words, greetings from Beatrice Domenici della Campana, herald of record for the Court of Their Stellar Majesties, Vladimir and Petranella, King and Queen of Northshield, upon the occasion of the Feast of the Boar's Head, held on the Feast Day of St. Eligius, being 1st December, A.S. LIII, within the Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr.

Their Majesties were joined in Their Court by Their Royal Highnesses of Northshield, Konrad and Aibhilin; Their Royal Highnesses of the Midrealm, Edmund and Kateryn; Their Excellencies Armond and Sofonisba, Baron and Baroness of Caer Anterth Mawr; Their Excellencies Robert and Leona, Baron and Baroness of Jararvellir; Their Excellencies Baron Geoffrey and Sitt al-Thullaja, protectors of the Barony of Nordskogen, the Canton of Nordleigh, and the Canton of Blachemere; Their Excellencies Iohannes and Xanthippe, Baron and Baroness of Windhaven; His Excellency Honda, Baron of Carraig Ban of the Midrealm; and Their Excellencies Gareth and Hillary, Baron and Baroness of Ayreton of the Midrealm.

Their Excellencies of Caer Anterth Mawr held a Court for the subjects of Their Barony, with permission from Their Majesties.

Their Excellencies of Jararvellir held Their Final Court for the subjects of Their Barony, with permission from Their Majesties.

The Court of Their Majesties was then opened, and Their Excellencies Jararvellir, Robert and Leona, were called forth.  They were thanked for Their service to the lands of the Barony of Jararvellir, and were relieved of Their responsibilities and titles as Baron and Baroness of Jararvellir.  It pleased Their Majesties to then create Robert Talbot and Leona Talbot as a Baron and Baroness of Their Court, in thanks and recognition for Their Excellencies' service in watching over the lands and Barony of Jararvellir.  Their Excellencies each received a coronet appropriate to Their new estate, as well as a wooden scroll each (whose creator I do not have in my notes).

Their Majesties then called forward Toussaint de Caluwé and Jois Corbet, who were invested as the new Baron and Baroness of Jararvellir.  Their Majesties presented Their Excellencies with a contract signed by Their Majesties, to also be signed by Their new Excellencies, outlining their duties and responsibilities in this role.  The contract wording was devised by Duke Morgan Olander, and was calligraphed by Viscountess Astrid of the Yellow Rose.

Their Excellencies Jararvellir were then invited to take their places in Their Majesties' court, and Their Northshield Baronial cousins present in court were invited forth to present gifts en masse.

Their Majesties received an emissary from Their Majesties and Their Royal Highnesses of the East, Sir William MacCrimmon, who came bearing gifts for Their Majesties and Their Royal Highnesses of Northshield.  Their Majesties thanked Sir William for his visit and his gifts, and Their Highnesses were particularly enthused to receive tasty treats from His Highness' homelands.  It was further revealed that Sir William was celebrating an anniversary--his first event in the Society had been Boar's Head some thirty years past, and the people of Northshield and Caer Anterth welcomed him home with a round of cheering.

Baroness Demona Whytherford was called forth as that day's Minister of the Lists upon the Rapier field, and was requested by His Majesty to report the results of His Prowess Tournament.  Her Excellency listed the top four placing gentles in the tournament, and the winner, His Lordship Muiredach mac Seamus, was called forth into His Majesty's presence.  His Majesty asked if Muirdeach was willing to stand as His Rapier Champion, and upon being accepted, gave His rapier into the hands of His Lordship, who was invited to stand in Court.  The populace gave forth cheers for the combatants and champions of the day's tournament.

Their Majesties then asked each Noble present in Their Court to say a few words about that day.  Each noble in turn had some words of praise for the event, of thanks for a lovely day, or similar statements.  Upon Their turn to speak, Their Excellencies Caer Anterth Mawr presented Their Majesties (via Their exchequer) with that year's taxes from the Barony.

Before Their Majesties spoke, Her Majesty noted that they had heard from many gentles with many years experience in our Society, and that she wanted also to recognize those who were new to our Society.  At Her words, all those for whom it was their first event, or first Royal Court, were called forward, and each received a cup from the hands of Their Majesties, donated by artisans of the Kingdom, and the populace was encouraged to fill the cups so received with age-appropriate beverages as well as wisdom and welcome.

Their Majesties then spoke their closing words, and Their Court was closed for the day.

These events did I, Beatrice Domenici della Campana, witness as Their herald of record, as well as being Their voice upon this day.  Baroness Anpliça Fiore did serve as signet for this court.  Let this report stand as the recordings of the business of the Court of Their Majesties upon the occasion of Boar's Head, A.S. LIII.

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