Court Report for Japanese Iris Festival
October 19 AS LIV (2019)

Herein lies the report of the court of Their Excellencies, Brandubh et Hilderun, Baron and Baroness of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, presided over by Their Majesties, Byron & Ariella, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, and attended by Their Highnesses, Arnthor and Ceirech, at the Iris Festival on June 4 th , Anno Societatis 57. Lady Jehannette Bouchart, Comet Pursuivant, reporting, seconded by Drotinn jørundr hinn rotinn.

Afternoon Court at the Equestrian Stables:

Their Excellencies opened their court and thanked the equestrian participants for traveling so far and competing in the challenges that day, as well as contributing to the pageantry of the Barony and Kingdom.

Their Excellencies processed to Maple the Warhorse in her paddock and spoke to The Honorable Lady Gesa von Wellenstein of Their appreciation of Maple. Maple has served as the steed for newcomers at Baronial equestrian practice, all of the Baronial Equestrian Champions, Their Excellencies, and Their Majesties alike. Her calm and gentle temperament is most favored by the Baroness. Because of all this, Maple was awarded an Iron Comet. The scroll was by Lady Forveleth Dunde, as was the edible Comet token.

Court was then suspended.

Evening Court:

Their Excellencies reopened Their court and greeted the populace and thanked them for coming to the day of pageantry and tournaments.

Their Excellencies then invited the event steward, The Honorable Lady Hara Kikumatsu into their court. She then thanked her staff for the day. Their Excellencies went on to announce the winners of the individual tournaments, and The Honorable Lady Hara presented each with a favor created by her own hand: in the heavy list bearpit, Master Jussi Laplein; in the fencing bearpit, Don Cyrus Augur; on the thrown weapons range, Lord Godzimir the Golden; on the archery range, Lord Skjoldr Bjorn; in the arts and sciences competition, Mistress Irene von Schmetterling; on the youth archery range, it was a tie between Otto Brandulfarson & Sigrid von Fredeburg, as it also was in the youth arts & sciences competition; on the youth thrown weapons range, the victor was Otto Brandulfarson.

Their Excellencies then invited the victor of the overall Iron Comet competition, Count Andreas Morgan, into Their court, to receive a scroll and a favor for his victory. They then called in the victor of the youth Iron Comet competition, Otto Brandulfarson, so he as well could receive his scroll and favor for his victory. The illumination for both scrolls was done by Baron Alaric MacConnal, and the calligraphy was done by The Honorable Lady Rachel Dalicieux.

Their Excellencies then wished to recognize the two competitors who had competed in all five tournaments that day, and thus called in Lord Patrokles Athenaios and Lord Ulf of the Wee Horn to receive favors in recognition of their efforts put forth that day.

It was then requested by Their Excellencies that Lemony of the Debatable Lands be called forth to be recognized for her participation in both fencing and archery, as well as her ability in striking coins for the Moneyers Guild, and thus They awarded her with a Purple Comet. The scroll was written by Lady Sorcha McKenzie, and painted by Katrina Beese.

Rei of the Debatable Lands was then summoned by the Baron and Baroness, to be recognized for their abilities in the fencing list and on the archery range, and thus they were awarded with a Purple Comet. The scroll was created by their father, Lord Reinhard Regenbogen.

It was then demanded that the illuminator of Lemony’s document was to present herself in court, and thus Katrina Beese was summoned to the throne of Their Excellencies. For her artistry, as well as her skills in fencing and archery, she, too, was awarded a Purple Comet. The illumination for the scroll was done by Lady Dorothea Stark Schütz, and the calligraphy and words were by The Honorable Lady Rachel Dalicieux.

Lady Finé Failain was then invited into Their Excellencies’ court to be recognized for her participation in the Debatable Choir, as well as her abilities in clothing herself and others, and thus she was awarded a Silver Comet. The scroll was done by The Honorable Lady Gesa von Wellenstein, and the wordsmithing was by Baron Alaric MacConnal.

Dame Elsbeth Anne Roth and Baron Alaric MacConnal were then called into court as a set, though to be recognized for different things. Dame Elsbeth was to be recognized for her teaching of new heralds and work for the Known World Online Heraldic Consultation Table. Baron Alaric was to be recognized for hosting ethereal period Shakespeare movie nights, as well as his work on the art and administration of the Known World Online Heraldic Consultation Table. For both their many acts of service, they were each awarded a Gold Comet. Their matching scrolls were by The Honorable Lady Rachel Dalicieux, with wordsmithing done by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope. The Gold Comet pouches given to Dame Elsbeth and Baron Alaric were made by Mistress Irene von Schmetterling.

Their Excellencies then saw fit to call into court the scribes, wordsmiths, and creators of regalia to show their gratitude to them for all the art and pageantry they contribute to the court of the Barony, and thus They gave all of them tokens of appreciation.

It was at this point that the court of Their Excellencies Brandubh et Hilderun was then closed.

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