Court Report: Coronation of Robert and Denise

Court Report: Coronation of Robert and Denise

The Last Court of Janos and Rachel

Here begins the report of the Last Court of Janos and Rachel, King and Queen of Atlantia. Upon the second day of April A.S. XXXIX (2005) court was held in the Barony of Lochmere.
Numerous worthies were recognized and rewarded by Their Majesties with the following awards:

  • Lady Belphoebe de Givet – Order of the Sea Dragon
  • Duchess Marie-Simone Barjavel ‘la Fildena – Queen’s Order of Courtesy
  • Lady Catalina dell’ Acqua – Undine
  • Lord Christopher Mac Cunning – Undine
  • Señor Juan-baptista Haram Ramirez Colixtus Ponce VI de Estoponopoly – Coral Branch
  • Master Danr Bjornsson – Court Baron
  • Mistress Isabel Ulsdottir – Court Baroness
  • Ro von Rhienfranken – Award of Arms
  • Count Valharic Caligula Arelius – King’s Award of Excellence
  • Duke Cuan McDaige – Nonpareil

Having concluded this business Their Majesties prepared to end Their Court when word came from the north that The Crown of the East needed Their aid against a foe. Taking a gracious leave of the assembled host King Janos and Queen Rachel went to the aid of Atlantia’s northern neighbors. Alas shortly thereafter word came of King Janos’s violent demise.

The King is dead, long live the King!

The First Court of Robert and Denise

Here begins the report of the First Court of Robert and Denise, King and Queen of Atlantia. Upon the second day of April A.S. XXXIX (2005) court was held in the Barony of Lochmere.

The heavens having opened to drop tears for the loss of King Janos, the rightful heirs to the Kingdom, Robert and Denise, assumed the Thrones and assured the populace of Their desire to preserve the ancient laws and customs of our noble land and to lend aid and protection to all of Their subjects. This having been accomplished with due ceremony Their Majesties named Their champions:

  • Count Valhalric Caligula Arelius – King’s Champion
  • Sir Thomas of Calais – Queen’s Champion
  • Master Alan Gravesend – Captain of the Queen’s Spears

Their Majesties then called forward the Honorable Lady Collwen ferch Dafydd ab Ifan and placed her on vigil to contemplate the burden of being elevated to the Order of the Pelican.

This being done Their Majesties closed Their court.

Long live King Robert and Queen Denise!

Evening Court of Robert and Denise

Here begins the report of the second court of Robert and Denise, King and Queen of Atlantia. Upon the second day of April A.S. XXXIX (2005) court was held in the Barony of Lochmere.

The business of the court follows.

Their Royal Highnesses of the Midrealm, Prince Alaric and Princess Noelle, were welcomed into court.

Their Royal Highnesses of Æthelmearc, Prince Malcolm and Princess Tessa, were welcomed into court.

Their Majesties and Their Highnesses exchanged gifts and sealed an alliance for this coming Pennsic War. (Whether this alliance is a result of the great friendship between their Majesties and the heirs to the Crowns of the Midrealm and Æthelmearc or, as some suppose, a rumor that the summons from the King of the East which led King Janos to his
death was not a call for aid but a devious assassination aimed at returning Atlantia to the control of the Eastrealm. Why else would the people of the East invade our lands every October? But perhaps I have said too much…)

  • Sir Janos of Cyddlian Downs – Count
  • Mistress Rachel Wallace – Countess, Order of the Rose

Those new to our company were then welcomed and give tokens by Her Majesty.

The children of our Kingdom were then recognized and given toys as tokens by Their Majesties.

  • Vito della Luca la Mano Negra – Hippocampus
  • The Embroiderers Guild of Greater Storvik presented gifts to Their Majesties.
  • Lord Egil Gulbjorn presented a painted chest as a gift to His Majesty which had been crafted by the good people of the Shire of Seareach recounting the history of His Majesty’s glorious deeds. (Within, it is rumored to contain a testament to King Robert’s generosity but the King is a modest man and so is reluctant to allow other to read it.)
  • Alejandro de la Vina – Award of Arms
  • Nanne of Hunterstoune – Award of Arms
  • Alwyn Kanwyrde – Award of Arms
  • The Autocrat was then called into court to announce the winners of the day’s competitions. (I have forgot the names of the gentles who emerged victorious but will post them as I find them.)
  • Helmut Kruger – Order of the Kraken
  • Ivar – Award of Arms
  • The Royal Cheesecake Baker then presented gifts to Their Majesties.
  • Master Robert Beddingfield – Order of the Pearl
  • Collwen ferch Dafydd ab Ifan – Order of the Pelican

This being done Their Majesties closed Their court.

Long live King Robert and Queen Denise!

Herald

Olagh Ruaidhri an Cu heralded the courts.

These court reports have been transcribed with only minor changes from the original court report to the Merry Rose.

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