Court summaries from the Coronation of Lucian II and Tamara, January 11, A.S. 54

Final business of Anton and Yseult:
Elasait ingen Diarmata – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Courtesy
Kajsa Nikulasdotter – King’s Favor
Isengrim Sleggja – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Ideals of the Society

First court of Lucian and Tamara:
Sir Gavin O’Shannon is the King’s Champion.
Sir Avraham ben David Hakhuzari is the Queen’s Champion.
Mistress Jorunn Eydisardottir is Their Majesties’ Chamberlain.

Evening court:
Joseph Angus Wilson of Clan Gunn – Thegn
Catalina de Arazuri – Thegn
Yseult de Michel – County

Other court tidings:
The Barony of Forgotten Sea presented largess and a tithe.
Mistress Anna Plantyn swore fealty as the new kingdom Exchequer.
David won the armored combat tourney.
HL Jonathan Hogue won the novice Cut & Thrust tourney.
Master Gawin Kappler and Lord Emerick Jones won the Cut & Thrust melee tourney.
HL Adelaide Sarsfield won the Blank Border competition.
Alec Diriksson won the Youth Combat tourney.
Sir Gaius Flavius Auxilius is the first recipient of Tamara’s Favor.
1 newcomer received a mug.
Duke Tristram of LindesfarneCountess Conna ingen Ui Chearbhaill, and Mistress Halimah bint ‘al Abbas ‘al Tanji are the new Kingdom Advocates.

Edward II of England receiving his crown. 1307-27

Feast for the Coronation of Lucian and Tamar

From “Janvier”, Les Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry. c. 1412-1416

Volunteers are needed for kitchen help and servers. Contact Lord Hirakawa Kagetora at if you can help.

Feast Menu



Panis quadratus (Bread) (V)
With pinzimonio (an oil dipping sauce) (V+)
A selection of cheeses (Feta, Quark) (V)
Olives (Various) (V+)
Moretum (Garlic Spread) (V, N)


Tisana barrica – (Chickpea, lentil, and pea soup) (V+)
Herbae rusticae – (Salad of various lettuce, greens, herbs) (V+)

Pisca Mensa:

Panitae Piscium – Fish in a Roman wine sauce (F)
Dolmades – Greens stuffed with lemon rice (V+)
Cucurbitis ex Oxygala – (cucumber in yogurt sauce) (V)

Prima Mensa

Agnum Particum – Roast Lamb with savory herbs
Carotae Aliter – Honeyed Carrots with cumin sauce (V)
Patina ex Rusticis (Field vegetables) (V+)


A brief interlude

Secunda Mensa:

Fructus – Fresh Fruits (V+)
Nuces Cocto – Toasted nuts (V+, N)
Savillum (V)

Court summaries from the Coronation of Anton IV and Yseult, July 13, A.S. 54

Final business of Donngal and Catalina:
Cooks Guild – Order of the Falcon’s Heart
Galen MacColmain – King’s Favor
Tristram of Lindesfarne – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Chivalry
Sibilla Swaine – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Courtesy
Huscarl Hotel – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Ideals of the Society
Rhodri ap Hywel – Court Baronage

Other court tidings:
A change to Kingdom Law was read into court.

First court of Anton and Yseult:
Duke Hirsch Ross Eichman is the new King’s Champion.
Count Marius Lucian Fidelis is the new Queen’s Champion.
Master Isengrim Sleggja is TRM’s Chamberlain.

Evening court:
Jurgen Weiter von Landstuhl – Calon Cross
Adelaide Dewey – Torse
Catalina de Arazuri – Duchy
Ivan Porvinin – Leather Mallet

Other court tidings:
A boon was begged for Donngal Eriksson to join the Order of the Pelican.
Honorable Lord Janos Katona won a William Blackfox Award for Best Poetry or Short Fiction for his original song, “The Vow”.
Other Blackfox Award nominees were recognized.
8 newcomers received mugs.

Edward II of England receiving his crown. 1307-27

The Coronation of Donngal and Catalina: A Letter from Mistress Nesscia inghean Chearnaigh

My Dearest Cristina,


As you know, I recently loaded my wagon and made the long trek south to the southern borders of our fair Calontir. The journey started under cloudy skies, and though cold, the wind did not bite.


I paused at the estate of your cousin, Mistress Gyđa, the welcoming baroness of our neighboring Barony of Mag Mor. She and her goddaughter, Emma Underfoot, traveled much of the journey with me.


As our journey continued south, the winds blew strong and the skies opened. Soon the roads were deep in snow and our pace slowed. The wagon and horses proved true, plodding along, though blanketed themselves.


Having a cover o’er our wagon is ever a blessing from the gods, as we stayed warm and dry.


The snow continued for most of the rest of our over long journey, and our relief proved great when snow turned to rain and we at last arrived at the estates of the Baron and Baroness of Vatavia. Sir Uldin and Mistress Sung welcomed us with open arms, providing victuals and space for our bedding.


And finally the great day, impetus for my journey, arrived. The time had come for good King Xerxes and kind Queen Belanna to retire. The Coronation day of Their Heirs, Donngal and Catalina! The village square, cold but dry, proved a glorious setting for the days festivities!


During the morning, Their Royal Majesties Xerxes and Belana held Their last court, with tidings of joy! Good Mistress Ishmala‘s apprentice, the Honorable Lady Helena Soranzo was inducted into the Order of the Laurel. Then room fell silent as Their Graces said Their farewells to Their Household and stepped away from the thrones, leaving behind the trappings of state. The heralds then read out the Calontir lineage for all to hear.


Then up strode Brave Donngal toward the thrones! The guardians of our lands challenged him, and testaments were heard by all attending, that He was indeed the rightful Heir to the throne! It thrilled those gathered to see him step up and swear his oath to the populace and set crown on brow.


When he called forth Fair Catalina to stand by his side, the Fyrdmen of Calontir marched in her wake, showing her strength not only as an Artisan, but as a Leader of Warriors! As King Donngal placed the crown on Her head, She also swore Her oath to the populace. And cheers rang through the assembled.


The day was filled with food and greetings and laughter. Friends from around the known world had come together. Stories shared, lessons taught, and glasses raised.


In the evening, Their Majesties held court again in the square, recognizing individual gentles for their skills in the arts and sciences.


An Emissary from the southern kingdom of Ansteorra arrived during court, presenting gifts and asking for our aid. War is coming to Glenn Abhann!


King Donngal told the assembly he had heard these rumors, and appointed His Excellency, Sir Uldin, as his General. Cries of war rang through the square!


Queen Catalina will join Her Fyrdmen on the fields of battle! She called them forth to fight!


As the Emissary departed to inform his own king, the crowd quieted, and Mistress Dorcas stepped forth with her protege, Johann. They addressed the populace and spoke of the need for heralds in the upcoming wars. If one cannot fight, they can indeed still serve the kingdom by carrying words to the populace. Then she turned to Their Majesties and begged a boon! The Honorable Lord Johann is to be inducted into the Order of the Pelican!


Amid cheers and cries of war and cries of congratulations, court concluded. Tables were set up and the feasting commenced.


A glorious day!


And so now, my dearest friend, the sun has set and risen on a new day. We will load our belongings and turn our wagons back to the northern lands. The rider with whom I send this missive will arrive long before I set foot on mine own estates.


I pray the day finds you warm and safe and dry. May your home fires continue to warm your hearth and home until next we meet.


Coronation Court Summaries, January 12, A.S. 53

Final business of Xerxis and Belanna:
Helena Soranzo – Laurel
Conna ingen Ui Chearbhaill – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Courtesy (announced at Toys for Tots)
Már í Miklagarði – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Ideals of the Society
Titus Decimius Alexander (Xandre) – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Chivalry
Bataciqan-nu Ko’un Ashir – King’s Favor
Idonea de Clare – Court Baronage

Other court tidings:
Sir Anton von Hagenstein – citizen by treaty
Lady Alexandra Rikve Jessen – citizen by treaty

First court of Dongal and Catalina:
Lord Rashid al-Rais is the new Queen’s Champion.
Honorable Lord John Bowyer is the new King’s Champion.
Honorable Lady Ayisha bint Asad is the new Stile Champion.
Lord Shane Bax is the new Archery Champion.
Lady Elizabet Walker of Paisley is the new Equestrian Champion.
Brady of Oakheart is the new Youth Champion.
Duke Tristram of Lindesfarne – Thegn

Evening court:
Caius Equitius Rectus Xerxis – Duchy
Bele Anna de Rugé – Duchy
Alis Kerwen – AoA
Eyfríðr Geirsdóttir – Leather Mallet
Korinna the Scythian – Golden Calon Swan
Angus Sinclaire of Glasgow – Leather Mallet

Other court tidings:
Gifts were exchanged with Her Sylvan Majesty Queen Anna Leigh.
Caius Equitius Rectus Xerxis – Augmentation of Arms from Æthelmearc.
Bele Anna de Rugé – Augmentation of Arms from Æthelmearc.
5 newcomers received mugs.
Jarl Owen ap Aeddan ap Trahaearne brought bribes, er, gifts for Calontir and Æthelmearc.
Sir Aiden O’Seaghdha is the new Earl Marshal.
Honorable Lord William Douglas presented the Royal Pound.
Sir Uldin of Ravenscroft and Lord Giacomo dalla Fattoria dello Stato are the Gulf Wars generals.
A boon was begged for Johann Steinarsson to join the Order of the Pelican.

Edward II of England receiving his crown. 1307-27

Games! Chicanery! History!

Alfonso X “El Sabio” and his Court, 13th Century. Public domain in the US.

Unto the populace of Calontir, on behalf of Their Highnesses, I, Count Marius Lucian Fidelis, send word.

At the Coronation feast to be held III days before the Ides of Janus (January 12, 2019) there will be a game of wit and memory.

Some might call the ability to remember places and dates Trivial! I say having a strong grasp of history prepares us for the future.

Form your teams, purchase your feast tickets. And while we feast we will test our knowledge of the history, both mundane and societal.

The game will consist of 2 rounds of 10 questions, for best advantage build your teams with a broad range of mundane and society knowledge.

The ability to pre-purchase feast tickets is forthcoming. In the mean time, assemble your teams and be prepared to purchase tickets at gate.

Long live the King!