Court Report for Pennsic War
August 3, AS xliii (2008)

The Report of the Court of Their Excellencies Byron and Ariella, Baron and Baroness of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, Court held Sunday evening the 3rd day of August as 43 during the Baronial Reception held at the Æthelmearc Royal Camp at the 37th occurrence of the Great Pennsic War, reporting Herald Brandubh O'Donnghaile with vocal assistance of Pavel Dudoladov.

Their Excellencies opened court with a moment of silence to remember all those whose friends and families had passed away during the past year since the last War. They did also ask that our thoughts and prayers go out to those among who could not be at the war due to health concerns.

The Baron and Baroness had heard a tale that Master Gwilym o'r Tair Afon had come into possession of a relic of sorts that he needed gift. They did invite him forward and he asked that he be joined by Lord Charles de Cayeux. Master Gwilym did then produce a tabard which he had held for many a year, and told its tale. This tabard was given to him decades ago when he was the Regional Fencing Marshal for the Kingdom of the East, in fact he was the first Fencing Marshal ever in this region. He then gifted the tabard to Lord Charles as he is the current Marshal of Fence in the Barony-Marche.

Byron and Ariella next called for the attendance of Their Heavy Weapons Champion Lord Gabriel Hawkes. They said to him that a fighter in his station requires a sturdy blade to up hold the peace of the Barony and with which to protect the personage of Her Excellency, and they did invest him with new regalia in the form of a sword that he and the future champions might hold it in defense of our fair lands.

Their Excellencies invited Jake of the Debatable Lands before them. They spoke kind words to Jake thanking him for all of his service to the Baronial camp at Pennsic, and Pennsics past, for his valiant skills at Youth Combat, and for further teacher youth combat to others who wished to learn. So They awarded him a Comet Purpure on this day, Scroll by THLady Allesandra d'Avignon.

The Baron and Baroness next invited Lady Margretha La Fauvelle to enter Their Court. They spoke many words of praise of the artistic accomplishments of this fine lady, her participation in the Debatable Choir and Debatable Consort, for playing music for courts and acting as the Arts and Sciences Minister of the Barony and so they awarded her a Comet Azure-Argent for these endeavors, Scroll by Hrefna Fruthekona.

Lady Rosalia Iuliana Andere was next called before Their Excellencies. They noted that her prowess on the field of combat had become well known, she made her Knight proud by venturing to far off lands to gain glory for the Barony, and They awarded her a Comet Gules for all her accomplishments of the field of valor, Scroll by THLady Allesandra d'Avignon.

Their Excellencies did spy in the back of the crowd a familiar face in Her Excellency Ardis Bluemantel, They invited her to come closer and reminded her that they had not forgotten about her gift to Them at the last Pennsic War. However They wished to address a different matter this day, They reminded her that she had often been spied in the kitchens of late, and that her skills there in were well known to many in the barony, so well known that Their Excellencies had no choice but to award her a Comet Or, Scroll by Lady Lara Sukhadrev.

The Baron and Baroness being struck by an odd mood then demanded the presence of the Comedia Del Arte Troupe I Genesii. They noted that the troupe had been a landmark of entertainment at the War and oft times at the local events within the barony as the Greatest Comedia Troupe in the World. I Genesii had rightfully earned a reputation of putting on a smart funny and period show and so They rewarded the Troupe I Genesii with the Award of the Comet Azure-Argent and did further confirm the award upon its members THLord Brandubh O'Donnghaile, THLord Cadell Blaidd du, Lady Catriona MacKinnon, Lord Charles de Cayeux, Lord Clement de Warrewyk, Lord Clewin Kupferhelbelinc, THLady Hilderun Hugelmann, Lord Pavel Dudoladov, and THLady Roana d'Evreux, Scroll by the Hand of Countess Aidan ni Lier.

Bonhethwyr Cinnion map Liuelin map Higuel had previously begged for a moment of time in Their Excellencys' court and They invited him forward at this time to take it. Lord Cinnion proclaimed himself to have a reputation as a practical joker, but what he had to say today was no laughing matter. He asked if Lady Caitriona inghean ui Bhraonain would join him before all assembled. He then dropped to one knee and produced a ring which he explained was a hole in his heart which he would most fervently wish her to fill as his wife. Lady Cat through hers tears did reply that yes she would marry him.

The Baron and Baroness then looked upon the crowd and saw that it was good, they thanked all those who had worked so hard to put on the reception, the Cooks, the brewers, the set up crew, the clean up crew and many others for without them the party would not have happened.

There being no further business before Them, the Court of Their Excellencies was closed.

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