Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Order of Gawain for Ari Finason

In accordance with all that is proper, attend and bear witness that we, Kenric and Avelina, Rex and Regina Orientalis have observed with great interest the actions of Ari Finason of Endewearde.
Though a young man still, his courage on the tourney field and his confidence and grace with rapier and sword have foretold the warrior he has become. He is greater still in fairness, generousity of spirit and thoughtfulness to others. Whether lending his strength to the humblest of tasks or rising to the occasion and bringing swift aid to those in need, his kindness and amiablity are a treasure to Our kingdom.
We therefore commend him and welcome him into the Order of Gawain. In witness whereof, before all here present, do We thereby set Our signs manual to make of these letters firm and binding on this 25th day of January A.S. XVLIII at Market Day at Birka in Our Barony of Stonemarche.

Wording by Christiana Crane.

AoA for Wynefryd Bredhers

Unto all be it known that we, Kenric, mighty King of the East and Avelina, kind and gracious Queen, have made it Our wish and command to advance in nobility Wynefryd Bredhers.
Know now, all of our fair realm, that the said Wynefryde is a lady of charm and wit and that her kind heart and generous nature brighten Our court. With constant dedication she knows each fighters name and checks the rolls with devotion. To acknowledge her virtues, we confer upon her all the honors and privileges of her new station as well as the right to bear these arms - Vert, a fern within a bordure Or. Having confirmed by document and set by Our hand at the Market Day at Birka on this 25th day of January A.S. XLVIII in our Barony of Stonemarche.

Wording by Christiana Crane.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Johanna Hurst, Maiden’s Heart, 2014

For Johanna Hurst. Nigel and Adrielle, &c., to Barons, &c., greeting. Know ye that whereas the eminence of numerous noblemen and the abundance of great and wise people are the principal ornament and the chiefest support of every Realm, we, at the request of the Prelates and Lords and of the Commonalty of our Realm meeting together in our present Parliament assembled at Caer Draeth, willing therefore to honour and likewise strengthen the Royal scepter by the multiplication of exalted persons, and considering the magnanimity, assiduity and prudent circumspection of our trusty and very dear Johanna Hurst, who, according to her works as head of entourage, toiling in the kitchens of the kingdom and holding the office of minister of arts and sciences has shown herself dutiful and devoted to us, by the declared counsel of our said Parliament have given to her an Award of the Maiden’s Heart. And to that end we have affixed our hand and seal at a Game of Queen’s, on the feast day of Cuthmann of Steyning, in the forty-eighth year of the society.

Wording by THLaird Colyne Stewart, based on the Creation of Henry of Lancaster as Earl of Derby, by Edward III, 1338, Charter, R.C.V. 31.

Gwen Hamilton, Orion, 2014

Nigel and Adrielle, by grace of the Heavens King and Queen of Ealdormere, and Earl and Countess of Arrochar, to all, Barons, &c., greeting. Among other notable affairs of the realm we consider it to be the most important that it should be fortified by a fitting distribution of orders, dignitaries and offices, supported by sound councils and powerful people. Therefore, as the realm has for a time suffered a manifold decay in names, honours and dignity of degrees, we, regarding with quiet meditation those things by which the same realm can be adorned, and turning our regards to the consideration of our beloved and trusted Gwen Hamilton, and willing that this person should be honoured, have given to her our Award of the Orion, with the common assent and counsel of the prelates, earls, barons and others of our council. Done by our hand and seal, at [EVENT NAME], on [DATE], in our [LOCAL GROUP].

Wording by THLaird Colyne Stewart, based on the Creation of the Black Prince as Duke of Cornwall by Edward III, 1338, Charter R.C.V. 35.