THL Vilhelm Lich‘s photos from Queen’s Prize 2016
THL Vilhelm Lich‘s photos from Queen’s Prize 2016
Calon Lily for THL Hanne Abendschein
When Hanne sees that bardic, there may be
otter nor pup so full of joy as she
She calls the bards, begs Calontiri give heed
“My friends and comrades, such words we shall now speak
And sing and play and in the dance make free
That all shall know of Calontir’s great spree!”
From her glad mouth a gloomy song it seems
But full of mirth we all join as she leads
In time of dance through the measures she speeds
Twirls in a cote she made to serve her needs
“Watch her at work,” say our great King and Queen
“She must become a Lily by Our speed.”
And with wise nods, the others have agreed.
“Abendshein yes, a right good Lily she, “
Done this day, October 13, A.S. XLVII, by King Hirsch
And Queen Magdalena, at Our Barony of Forgotten Sea.
Laurel Scroll for Master Cathus the Curious
Behold now ye the chandler ever toiling
Making his lights for others own workings
Now see the dancer, lightly his treading
Spinning, weaving, joyous in his laughing
He is music maker, knowledge giver
Thus is Cathus, curious and clever
Lead Falcon college by BelAnna’s word
Rebirth the learning, RUSH too long deferred
These things are worthy, honorable, just
Laurel honor and peerage certain must
Logan and Ylva, Crowns of Calontir
Raise Cathus the Curious to a Peer
Know all those who read this, henceforth all know
From today ever forward We do bestow
Cathus his Laurel by Our Hand is done
17 September in Year Fifty-One.
Laurel Scroll and Cup for His Excellency Marius Lucian Fidelis
Cup by Mistress Katherine von Helige
Proconsul Marius Lucianus Fidelis Artifex
Order of the Laurel
On the ides of September
From the hands of Duncan Bruce, Rex Calontirii
and Ilva, Regina Calontirii
and the Latin translation he had done by Grumio:
LVCIAN ESSE LAVRIA
LOGAN ET ILVA
REGE ET REGINA
Silver Hammer Scroll for Sir Thaddeus Ellenbrock
Text, Calligraphy and Illumination by Mistress Rahil al-Sirhaan.
Logan, Shah, and Ylva, Khanum,
Protectors of the Heartland
From forked rivers in the East
To the West’s burning sand,
Have listened well with Falcon’s ear
And seen with Falcon’s eye
The works and skills of an artist
And bid Thaddeus Ellenbock draw nigh.
On battlefield his armor shines,
This valiant lion-heart,
But while encamped on water’s edge
Warrior turns carpentry to art.
For as the Falcon soars above
The plains of green and gold,
Sharp eye settles on a pavilion,
Wondrous to behold.
There are tapestries and lanterns,
And carpets woven fine,
Silver dishes topped with delicacies,
And ewers filled with wine.
But richer than these elegant wares,
Hidden beneath tent’s shade
Are the finely crafted furnishings
That this artisan has made.
Upon tables, benches, chests and saddles
The Falcon eye does fall
And so into Calon Majesties’ Court
Skilled craftsmen do They call.
All those who bear the markings
Of Silver Hammer shining bright
Shall now be joined by Thaddeus Ellenbock,
The noted carpenter knight.
Silver Hammer Scroll for THL Viga-Valr viligísl, known as Vels
Text by Mistress Bridget Edan, Lady Izza bint Zaqara, THL Marcella the Unknown, Master Eadweard Boisewright, Lady Mor Hoistlair and Master Gottfried Von Koln. Calligraphy and Illumination by HL Lavilla Senestor
Long have We looked out upon Our populace and have seen the deeds of Our artisans and craftsmen but one stands out among others. He is a wanderer of five Kingdoms but stands and defends the Heartland as his home. We have seen the pearl of Atlantia’s eye, manic alchemist extraordinaire, worker of entropy, leader of warriors, ginger haired wonder, and We find these prognostications to be irrefutably true; however this wordfame does not end here.
This gentle’s prodigious skills and scholarly pursuits have wrought items of such magnificent beauty that all are in awe. Careful cuts and polishing so that all could see their visage, intricate inlay and flowers of wood bring delight to the populace. To grant this man a wood shop would nary be a fitting honor.
Let all bear witness that We grant unto Viga-Valr viligísl all appropriate badges and privileges as we welcome him into the Order of the Silver Hammer.
To continue his pursuits, We grant leave to Our forests to harvest the optimum branches free of bore worms for chairs and benches, Our mines to seek out the minerals to create dyes and pigments of color, Our streams to collect sands for glass to create enameling and one chicken to do with as he sees fit.
Done by our hand, the seventeenth day of September, in the year 51 of Our Society sitting in Our Barony of Coeur d’Ennui.
Logan the Bowyer – Leather Mallet
Thaddeus Ellenbock – Silver Hammer
Ogawa Matajirou Ujimori – Leather Mallet
Verena Näherin – Calon Lily
Aesileif Jotunsdottir – Award of Arms
Rowan del Wiche – Golden Calon Swan
Cathus the Curious – Laurel
Viga-Valr viligísl – Silver Hammer
Æsa Jarnauga – Award of Arms
Amalie Helena Hasselbring – Award of Arms
Alyce “Apple” Night – Leather Mallet
Marius Lucian Fidelis – Laurel
A Boon was begged that Honorable Lady Neathery of Safita be elevated to the Order of the Pelican.
The new Kingdom Chronicler will be Countess Conna ingen Ui Chearbhaill.
The new Kingdom List Minister will be Mistress Brialen Ulfsdottir Vikings.
A Boon was begged that Honorable Lady Catrijn vanden Westhende be elevated to the Order of the Laurel.