Saturday, 31 January 2015

Eirik Andersen, Order of the Pelican, 2015

Trumbrand and Kaylah, King and Queen of Ealdormere, to Dukes, &c., greeting. Know ye that we have given, granted and by this our charter confirmed to Eirik Andersen, our very dear subject, all the right and honour and preeminence pertaining to being a member of our Order of the Pelican. For many decades has Eirik, son of the High Cliffs, toiled in field and hall, in manor and fort, never fearing to set aside the game of cards he loves so much to take up hoe, or pen, or whatsoever tool may be required, to do good and just service to the kingdom he loves even more. Known not only for his skill at painting in the manner of the Flemings and in matters ethereal, he is also a skilled officer of our realm, and has held numerous positions of authority and duty which he has fulfilled most excellently. For all these reasons, and more too many to account of here, do we elevate him to the Order, grant him permission to wear the badge of the Order, without let or hindrance, and to display a cap of maintenance within his achievement of arms. Witness the King and Queen, at Tournoi de Couer de Glace in the Shire of Bastille du Lac, on the 31st day of January, in the Year of the Society forty-nine.

Wording by THLaird Colyne Stewar, based on the Creation of Andrew de Hartcla Earl of Carlisle, Charter, R.C.V. 18, 1322.

Einar Inn Austrifera Josepson, Award of Orion, 2015

Excerpt from Gamlaðr Vatn Saga:

In the fall, Daffyd and Mahild took over a farm in the Ford, and it soon became a fine estate. A son was born to them, named Einar; he was quickly handsome and precocious. Like his father, Einar was skilled in working with wood, but soon surpassed him in this ability. Many were the bowl and spoon carved by Einar’s hands, and many homesteads made use of his work.

Mighty Trumbrand and Queen Kaylah, having heard of Einar’s talents, came with many warriors, servants and retainers and stayed at the farm in the Ford. There they watched Einar as he laboured at his trade, and they were much impressed.

They called Einar before them, and then spoke:

We called on Einar’s homestead
And found the woodman shaping;
Armed with blade and saw-tooth
The wood bent to his will.
Grand things we saw him make there,
All of them great treasures,
Made from mighty oak trees;
Rewards must now be given.

And so they gave Einar a ring, marked with the stars of Orion, so that all who met him would know of his great skill.

The skalds recorded that this happened in the Shire of Bastille du Lac, on the 31st dagr of Þorri, in the forty-ninth ár of the worldthing.

Wording by THL Colyne Stewart, based on excerpts from Laxdæla Saga.