The Coronation of Ashir and Ashland

 

The Coronation of Bataciqan-nu Ko’un Ashir and Her Excellency Ashland de Mumford

When: 
January 13, 2018. Site open 8am to 9pm

Where:
St Peters Parish, Selinger Exhibit Hall
216 Broadway
Jefferson City
MO 65101

Event website:
https://wyverncliffe.com/meetings/kingdomofcalontirwintercoronation2018/

Fees:
Adult Event Registration: $15
Adult Member Discount Registration: $10
Children 17-12 years of age: $5
Children under 12 Free
Family Cap $30
Makes checks payable to SCA Inc. Shire of Wyvern Cliffe

Inn: 
$5 donation for the Central Missouri Food Bank

Meat pie, a pickle, a piece of fruit , a hunk of cheese and a bit of candied citrus as a sweet bite at the end

Inn Steward:
Her Excellency Elianor de Moreland
573-363-3638 no calls after 9pm please

Feast:
German inspired Feast (Menu to be announced)
$10 per meal
80 meals available

Feast Steward:
Her Excellency Gabriella von Fredrichstahl
573-761-5963 no calls after 9pm please

Activities:
Dirty Dozen Donation Derby By Her Excellency Konstantia Kaloethina

Event Steward:
Her Excellency Catalina de Arazuri
573-291-9812

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Court summaries from the Coronation of Damien II and Issabell, July 8, A.S. 52

Final business of Ashir and Ashland:
Sile O’Kyan – King’s Favor
Cerric aet Blaecac, Aethelred the Well Read, Yngvarr Oakson – King’s Favor
Alessandra de Piro – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Chivalry
Ancelin de Briquessart – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Courtesy
Saito Takauji – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Ideals of the Society

First court of Damien and Issabell:
Sir Hildibrandr Tjúguskegg is the new King’s Champion.
Mistress Maren Þorskapitr is the new Queen’s Champion.
Duchess Ariel of Glastonbury Tor and Sir Aleksandr Yaroslavovich Vyetcikov were named to be Their Majesties’ Thegns.
Honorable Lord William Fletcher of Carbery is the new Archer Champion.
Honorable Lady Geva de Kent is the new Equestrian Champion.
Honorable Lord Gawin Kappler is the new Cut & Thrust Champion.

Evening court:
Bataciqan-nu Ko’un Ashir – Duchy
Ashland de Mumford – County
Aleyn Crawley – Queen’s Chalice
Kari Otoshi’s Daughter – Queen’s Chalice
Cilian Mac Marroo – Cross of Calontir
Halldóra Guðrøðardóttir – Silver Hammer
Volkmar Katzbalger – Silver Hammer
Caterine le Jeune – AoA, as it was her third AoA, TRMs welcomed her into the Order of the Torse.  She also received a ring from Her Majesty’s own hand.
Giulia Isabella da Venezia – Golden Calon Swan
Maegwyn verch Bleddyn – Calon Lily
Fastmundr Eldjarnsson – AoA

Other court happenings:
Their Majesties gave gifts to His Highness of the Midrealm and Their Highnesses of Northshield.
A boon was begged for Vilhelm Lich to join the Order of the Pelican.
Bataciqan-nu Ko’un Ashir received his Chivalry scroll, due since the reign of Martino III and Ariel.
A boon was begged for Conna ingen Ui Chearbhaill to join the Order of the Pelican.
3 newcomers received mugs.
Their Graces Sven and Siobhan presented gifts from AEthelmearc.
A boon was begged for Severin Sveinsdóttir to join the Order of the Laurel.
A boon was begged for Kristine nic Tallieur to join the Order of the Laurel.

Unknown Artist. Minstrels with a Rebec & a Lute. 13th c. Manasseh Codex. El Escorial, Madrid.  Public domain in the US

Unknown Artist. Minstrels with a Rebec & a Lute.
13th c. Manasseh Codex. El Escorial, Madrid. Public domain in the US

Count and Countess Scroll for Their Excellencies Matsunaga and Elena

Count and Countess Scroll for Their Excellencies Matsunaga and Elena

Presented by Logan kunung and Ylva drottning at Coronation July 9, AS 51 (2016)

By Aidan Cocrinn, OL  © Holly Cochran July 2016

 

One of the many highlights of Summer Coronation, held July 9, 2016 in the Barony of Coeur d’Ennui, was the investiture of Matsunaga and Elena as Count and Countess. In commemoration of their Reign, both received their County coronets from the hands of their Heirs, Logan and Ylva. In addition, scrolls with the words of the new Crown were presented. Below are the texts of those scrolls, along with photos. Truly, both awards were wonders to behold.

Aidan Cocrinn, OL

Royal Scribe for Matsunaga and Elena, with gratitude and thanks for that great honor

 

Countess Scroll for Her Excellency Elena text was crafted by Mistress Ishmala bint Yuhannah. The scroll itself was created by Baroness Neathery of Safita.

Right trusty and well-beloved we greet you well.  It hath pleased the goodness of Almighty God of his infinite mercy and grace to deliver unto this glorious kingdom this great lady called Elena Moreno del Mar.  By the prowess and might of Matsunaga Kagetora she was made his consort and brought great joy and comfort to all the good and loving subjects of the realm.  This singular rose has mighty thorns and shielded her people on campaign when the winds turned tempest, she gave wise council to all, and kept her head at all times.

It is our great pleasure and inward desire that you continue to give comfort and consolation to our people.  We therefore by this letter advise you that you are made a countess of our realm and are given lands equal to our esteem for you.  We bequeath you the Wardenry of Royal Forests near the Crystal Mines where you may build a home with no less than four chimneys and may hunt and hawk at your pleasure.

We undoubtedly desire that you continue to give laud and praise to all subjects of our heart regardless of rank, and pray for the good health, prosperity, and continual preservation of our realm.

Given under our signet in the Barony of Coeur d’Ennui this 9th day of July, in the 50th year of our Society.

 

Scroll by Baroness Neathery of Safita, text by Mistress Ishmala bint Yuhannah

Scroll by Baroness Neathery of Safita, text by Mistress Ishmala bint Yuhannah


The County scroll for Matsunaga was created by Viscount Master Christopher Reuben Montoya, formerly of Atenvelt, now residing in Grimfells. The text was crafted by Master Andrixos.

Cease Kamikaze

Blow no more, heavenly wind

Upon King, upon Kingdom

Rising Sun has brought storm’s end

In calm, all recall tempest

 

Reclaim lost pillow

Traveler’s cushion far wandered

From home of the dawn

To land entranced by sunsets

Path of pillow was king’s road

 

Brought from the Nippon

To Heartland and to Shogun

Hail, Matsunaga.

Wind-driver and wind-driven

Strong gale blew through Calontir

 

Eight corners he saw

As Falcon soaring above

Lifted by wind’s strength

Soft breeze brought he to the land

Spring’s zephyrs caused winter’s rout

 

He subdued blizzard

And sought stronger storm to test

Led samurai south

To war field well windswept

Foes all dispersed by his gust

 

Gods keep man humble

After victor’s council held

Divine bellows turned

Brought rain like forge’s fire

Fortress strong sacked by wind-flood

 

Among folk he strode

Seeing aid brought to needy

Raising homes sunk low

Sheltering people from fear

Here he did gust as a king

 

Like a willow tree

Falcon tribe withstood the storm

Plans for new fortress

Stories of maelstroms survived

Realm prepared for a new calm

 

O Matsunaga

Storm bringer in war’s fury

For kingship, well worn.

Headband bright like Rising Sun

And high honors earned granted.

 By these words did Duncan Rex and Ylva Regina recognize Matsunaga Kagetori as a Count, and endow him with such rights and obligations accompanying such elevation, including a coronet of gold embattled.  Done on the ninth day of July in the Land of the Ring of Red Boars, in the fifty first year of the Society

Scroll by Viscount Master Christopher Reuben Montoya, words by Master Andrixos Seljukroctonis

Scroll by Viscount Master Christopher Reuben Montoya, words by Master Andrixos Seljukroctonis

From the artist: It is written in the Japanese form of 10 Tankas; A 57577 syllable arrangement. The scroll itself is done with Sumi-e (black ink brush, and the painting depicts Fujin, the Japanese wind god, and Matsunaga fighting while His Excellency is protecting beloved Calontir behind him. The scroll text is in English, scribed in Japanese letter characters.  It is written in the “kanji” form (vertical columns/right to left) over Suminagashi (floating ink or marbled) paper. The Silk horizontal scroll frame is by Blue Heron Arts and mounting was done by the scribe.

 

Next from this author: H.L. Vels created an amazing addition to the Royal Scribe’s office, which was gifted to TRM and the RS Office at Coronation. Read ALL the details and see the amazing close-up photos in the next article.

 

Royal Scribe Box by HL Vels- Front Panel. Just a teaser!

Royal Scribe Box by HL Vels- Front Panel. Just a teaser!

 

CORRECTION: This post has been corrected to reflect Mistress Ishmala bint Yuhannah as the author of the scroll text for Countess Elena. Also, Viscount Master Christopher originally hails from Atenveldt. The author deeply regrets these errors.

 

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Dragon Scale Book

Custom Books for Count Matsunaga and Countess Elena

Custom Books for Count Matsunaga and Countess Elena

Gifted Upon the Occasion of the Coronation of Their Heirs

Crafted by Lord SeanAngus Macduinnchinn

Article by Aidan Cocrinn OL  mka Holly Cochran © July 2016

 

Summer Coronation 2016, celebrating the crowning of Krununger Logan and Drotting Ylva was held in the Barony of Coeur d’Ennui on July 9. 2016. The event drew a spectacular crowd from across the Kingdom, and even visitors from outside the Falcon Borders.

Before Coronation Court, I had the distinct honor of presenting TRM Matsunaga and Elena with a gift from Their Scribes and Text Writers, hand-made by Lord SeanAngus Macduinnchinn (mka Christopher Brown) from the Barony of V’Tavia. He had driven all Friday evening and Saturday in the pre-dawn hours to deliver these treasures to me before opening Court.

Each preprint scroll included in the books had the name of the text writer, the calligrapher and the illuminator noted on the scroll. The inside covers are pieces of the Royal Pavilion which gave its life at Gulf Wars. His Grace Ostwald provided the fabric to me in secret some months prior to his passing, not knowing the ultimate purpose – only that it was to go for a stepping-down gift for Matsu and Elena.

 

Inside Cover Elena's Book

Inside cover of each book is crafted from a piece of the Royal Pavilion, which gave its life at Gulf Wars, 2016

 

 

Dragon Scale Book

Matsunaga’s “Dragon Scale” style book, unrolled, displaying the preprints of the Reign.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These books, then, contain not only the gifts of the Scribes and the Text Writers, as well as the gifts of the very talented Ld. SeanAngus, but a piece of the very heart of Calontir’s Living room and a memory of Duke Sir Ostwald, as well. We hope Their Excellencies will smile when they glance through the memories of Their Reign.

In Service-

Royal Scribe to Matsunaga and Elena

Aidan Cocrinn, OL

Lord SeanAngus provided the following information regarding the books, his process and the documentation he used to produce them. He also provided the photos included in this article. These are the words of Ld. SeanAngus Macduinnchinn:

HRM Matsunaga received a scroll of pre-printed scrolls, which when unfurled and hung from a dowel, which appears as the scales of an Asian dragon. The name of the scroll format is “Dragon Scale” scroll. This binding is sometimes called xuanfeng zhuang (“fluttering in the wind” or whirlwind binding). While it is not the traditional, single scroll Kakejiku, we see the lineage in its transferal from the Buddhist monks of the mainland to Japan, as was the codex bindings of the teachings of Buddha.

From these roots in China came the transition of the scroll to the codex, the “Dragon scale scroll” as fleeting in history as the cherry blossoms in spring. Few Extant examples exist in China. Examples from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) and sometimes the rare dragon bound book, can be found in the National Palace Museum.

(Ref: “Dragon Scale Binding: The Rebirth of an Ancient Bookbinding Technique” http://paper.udn.com/udnpaper/POH0056/271212/web/)
(Ref: “International Dunhuang Project” http://idp.bl.uk/)

 

Rolled Book

Matsunaga’s Dragon Scale Book – Rolled

 

 

example

Example of Dragon Scale Book – Semi-unfurled

 

HRM Elena received a Coptic binding of single sheets of pre-printed scrolls. This binding is found throughout the Mediterranean area including mainland Spain, largely due to the Arabic influence there from around 700-1500. The Coptic binding is particularly suited to single sheet bindings, having been used in the earliest known “true” codices, for both legal and religious preservation of writing.

cover

Cover of Countess Elena’s Book depicting Her Heraldic Device Elements

 

spine

Spine of Her Excellency’s Book, showing the Coptic style of bookbinding

(Ref: “The Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding by J.A. Szirmai “)

Each binding contains a piece of the Purple Pavilion destroyed in the 2016 Gulf War storms.

These bindings were produced as a keepsake of Their Reign, and may serve as a reminder of the inspiration each member of the SCA provides to one another.

SeanAngus Macduinnchinn (c) July 2016

 

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The Coronation of Duncan Bruce of Logan and Ylva Jonsdottir

Here do I swear a lawful oath on the sword.
I will protect, defend, and serve the CalonLaw, Konungatal, and Konungriki.
Ivow to the witan, the brytia, and the folk to maintain the World as we know it.
I shall rule according to the law, bring wordfame to the realm,
And give golden rings and shining steel to those who earn each.
As long as fire burns; earth grows; child calls to mother, and mother bears children;
As long as folk kindle fire; ships sail; shields glint; snow lies; and the sun shines;
As long as the wind blows; and waters fall to the sea;
And as long as the Falcon flies the long spring day, with a fair wind behind him on wings outspread.
So swear We, Duncan Bruce of Logan/Ylva Jonsdottir

With these words Duncan Bruce of Logan and Ylva Jonsdottir ascended to the thrones of Calontir, the 66th Konung and Drottning in that lineage.

 

 

Previously, in the closing Court of Their Majesties Matsunaga and Elena, both Their Majesties spoke to Their populace with full hearts and tender words as they stepped down from the thrones. Great was the acclaim They received from Their people.

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After the Coronation Court, the populace adjourned to the Commons for the noon meal. The inn was a fundraiser for a college fund for the children of Duke Ostwald, Dani and Keldon. At evening Court it was announced that they had $850 to donate to that fund. Another fundraiser, for a young baby in the barony who requires special formula, gathered another $800.

It was a beautiful day, though quite warm, and the Armored fighting, Cut & Thrust fighting, as well as archery, were well attended. A&S activities centered around largesse items for the new Crowns, and the displays were impressive in both number and quality.

At evening Court four boons were begged; Lucian for the Laurel; Agamemnon for the Chivalry; Svana and Gunnar for the Pelican. Mistress Dorcas’ complete court report will be published elsewhere in The Falcon Banner.

And, on a lighter note, Their Royal Majesties’ Whims are as follows:

  • His Majesty does not fight “Heavy” (he is sensitive about his weight). He does not know who “Rattan” is and does not believe he has faced them in combat. He fights both Armored and Cut & Thrust combat.
  • Four digits, late Period.
  • Their Majesties would not have feasts wait upon Them.  Rather, They would prefer Their populace to be fed when the food is hot and ready. They will join Their people at table as soon as They can.
  • Speaking of feast, They prefer an arrangement of head table that maximizes conversation (round table or u-shaped arrangement).
  • His Majesty threatened a “Holy Grail Quote Tax”, but realized He would pay more than He would receive.
  • Complaining to His Majesty about not finding something on Facebook is NOT a good use of your time.