Queen’s Prize Photos from Vilhelm Lich

THL Vilhelm Lich‘s photos from Queen’s Prize 2016


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Men harvesting wheat, Queen Mary's Psalter, circa 1310. Public domain in the US

Men harvesting wheat, Queen Mary’s Psalter, circa 1310. Public domain in the US

Calon Lily for Hanne Abendschein

Calon Lily for  THL Hanne Abendschein

Text by THL Vǫlu-Ingibiǫrg (formerly Ingeborg bildsbriótr Ulfsdottir), Calligraphy and Illumination by Mistress (then THL) Katherine von Heilige



Calon Lily scroll for 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 Cathus the Curious

Laurel Scroll for Master Cathus the Curious

Text by Mistress Aidan Cocrinn, Candle Stand by Dammo Uttweiler, Calligraphy and Illumination by Mistress Luckie Galsbrenner



Candle stand/scroll for Cathus the Curious


Main Laurel Scroll for Cathus the Curious

Main Laurel Scroll for 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 Marius Lucian Fidelis

Laurel Scroll and Cup for His Excellency Marius Lucian Fidelis

Text by Master Sir Angus of Blackmoor, Translation to Latin by Grumio Dixon, Calligraphy and Illumination by Mistress Mirabel Wynne

Cup by Mistress Katherine von Helige



Writ by Mistress Mirabel

Laurel Scroll and Cup for Marius Lucian Fidelis


Proconsul Marius Lucianus Fidelis Artifex
Invited into
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:



Cup created by Mistress Katherine de Helige

Cup created by Mistress Katherine von Helige, photos courtesy of Mistress Katherine


Silver Hammer Scroll for Thaddeus Ellenbrock

Silver Hammer Scroll for Sir Thaddeus Ellenbrock

Text, Calligraphy and Illumination by Mistress Rahil al-Sirhaan.


Photo courtesy of Mistress Rahil

Photo courtesy of Mistress Rahil

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 Viga-Valr viligísl, known as Vels

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


Vels Silver Hammer

Silver Hammer Scroll for THL Viga-Valr viligísl, known as Vels


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)                                                 (Ylva)

Basileus                                               Basilissa

Queen’s Prize Tournament Court summary, Saturday, September 17, A.S. 51

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

Sawbina Fahy won the Queen’s Prize.
Margarette von Rothenburg won a prize from Her Majesty the Queen for her youth entry.
Her Majesty gave honorable mentions to Andromir Vukovic and Anna Plantyn.

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.

Scenes from the Life of David, ca 1160-1180. Public Domain in the US

Scenes from the Life of David, ca 1160-1180. Public Domain in the US