Final Court of Byron and Ariella
Here begins the record of the final court of their Excellencies Byron and Ariella, Baron and Baroness of these Debatable Lands, on August 27th, Anno Societatis 46, at the Baronial Investiture, Lord Pavel Dudoladov reporting herald.
First, the presence of Alethea Cowle was requested. Their Excellencies commented on her growing skill on the field and with the arts, as well as her service in the kitchens, and thus they made her a companion of the Comet Purpure, presenting her with a scroll illuminated by Aibell ingen Churnachain and calligraphed by Aiden ni Leir.
Next their Excellencies called THLord Keiran MacRae forward. They spoke of his skill as a musician, and artist and therefore made him a member of the Order of the Comet Azure-Argent, presenting him with a scroll illuminated by Pavla de la Satu Mare and calligraphed by Aiden ni Leir.
Lina in Danska was invited forth by their Excellencies. They remarked upon her unceasing service to the Barony and thus inducted her into the Order of the Gold d'Or. Presenting her with a scroll illuminated by Violante de Luna, calligraphed by Alethea Cowle, with words by Odrianna vander Brugghe.
Their Excellencies then called forward Dame Elsbeth Anne Roth. They recalled her countless hours of service to the Barony and the heraldic community; therefore they would induct her into the Order of the Gold Comet and present her with a scroll illuminated by Anna Leigh and calligraphed by Kameshima Zentarou.
The presence of Caelinn of the Debatable Lands was then requested, their excellencies remarked on her service to the barony at events and practices and thus inducted her into the Order of the Comet Or, doing thus with a scroll illuminated by Odrianna vander Brugghe and calligraphed by Keiran MacRae.
Several representatives from the Shire of Ballachlagan were invited forward. They congratulated their Excellencies on their successful tenure as Baron and Baroness and presented them with a gift basket.
They were followed by THLord Urho Walterinen who presented them with a gift on behalf of the archers of the Barony.
Next Lord Liam macan tSaoire and Lady Constance Glyn Dwr presented themselves as their Excellencies' heirs and offered their Excellencies a basket of gifts for their impending retirement.
Then THLady Hildarun Hugelman came forth and spoke to their Excellencies on behalf of the Populace. She thanked their Excellencies for their service and called forth Baron Langdon who on behalf of the populace had made their Excellencies a gift, wooden boxes for their coronets, which could be attached or carried separately, as well as buttons and fabric which were neither black nor gold.
Their Excellencies graciously accepted all these gifts.
Their Excellencies then called forward the following to thank them for their service during their Excellencies' term: THLady Margery Kemp, head retainer, on behalf of all the retainers, THLady Hildarun Hugelman, Seneschal, on behalf of the officers, Mistress Aiden ni Leir on behalf of the scribes, Lord Pavel Dudoladov and THLord Brandubh o Donnghaile for their service as herald,for his Marian Blackwater for the fighting tabards she made their Excellencies, Cassandra Theodosius for the numerous belt loop comet favors she made for their Excellencies to present, and Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope for her advice throughout their reign.
Next their Excellencies called forth their children Joshua, Leah, and Ian. They thanked them for their patience and support throughout their Excellencies reign.
Finally their Excellencies thanked the Populace for their support and service, for their kindness and goodwill, for making their Excellencies reign a truly wonderful experience.
There being no further business the final court of Their Excellencies, Byron and Ariella, 6th Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands was closed.
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