Coronet Report – February 2018
To the Barony, the Bailiwick, and the Canton, and those others reading these words, greetings from Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba!
Tavern, “At the Sign of the Stag and Sparrow” – 1/27/18
We’d like to thank Lord Matteo Cole Amici called Teo, the event steward for Tavern, and his deputy Lady Chana Freidl the Maker, for coordinating this event for Us. There seemed to be a great deal of laughter and camaraderie and this was a joy to be a part of. We would be remiss if we did not also thank Our Head Cook, Eirani inn Sporr, and her deputy, Lady Mýrún Leifsdóttir. We would also very much like to thank Mistress Philadelphia Brown for serving as the Door Warden the entire day.
We would also take a moment to thank David Anthony called the Creepy Bard for his service as Bardic Champion over the past year, and for setting up the competition and aiding with the judging this year. We would also like to thank Maitresse Sabine de Kerbriant for helping Us judge Our Bardic Competition. We are proud to say that We have selected Juliana Bird called Bird the Bard as Our new Baronial Bardic Champion!
Additionally We wish to thank the Honorable Lord Aurddeilen-ap-Robet for his service this last year as Gaming Champion and for his organizing and overseeing of this year’s competition. We are pleased to introduce Our new Baronial Gaming Champion, Lord Cailin MacSalny!
In Court that evening, we asked Bird and Cailin to take their places with Our retinue. Being greatly pleased by his performance in the Bardic Competition, We also offered the appointment of Court Magician to Lord Ian Douglas, which he accepted. We called for Lady Triona MacCasky and presented her with her Order of the Harlequin scroll, which had not been available at Commons in August when it was awarded. The scroll was made by Lady Cassandra Arques
de Northmannia, with words by Baron Rowen Cloteworthy. We also called for Our Rapier Marshal, Don Melchior Kriebel, and rewarded him with the Order of the Salamander for his long service to the Barony. He was given a scroll to commemorate the event, created by Baroness Aemelia Rose, words by Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne.
At the Sign of the Dancing Fox – 2/3/18
As they do each year, the Bhakaili Branslers and friends, under the direction of Maitresse Sabine de Kerbriant, provided the music for Dancing Fox in the Shire of Nordenhalle. Baroness Suba was pleased to be able to perform as part of the Branslers, alongside Master Arden of Icomb, Lord Cynon Mac an Choill, Juliana Bird, David Anthony, Erin, the Honorable Lord Martyn de Halliwell, the Honorable Lady Adelisa Salernitana, and Lord Ian Douglas.
King’s and Queen’s A&S and Bardic – 2/10/18
We were very pleased to travel to the Crown Province of Ostgardr to attend the Kingdom’s A&S and Bardic Championships. In the morning We, along with many Bhakailis and friends of Bhakail, set up the vigil space for Our Seneschal, the Honorable Lord Muin maqq Minain, in preparation of his advancement to the Order of the Laurel. During the day, Lady Beatrice de Warynton became the student of Baroness Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal.
Bhakail was well-represented at this event. Baroness Ysmay de Lynn and Mistress Naomi bat Avraham were both judges for the A&S competition. In addition, Master Mael Eoin mac Echuid, Don Eldrich Gaiman, and Lady Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcáçova were “shadow judges”, aiding and offering input on the competition judging.
In addition to A&S, Bhakail had several people involved with the Bardic Competition. Maitresse Sabine de Kerbriant, as the retiring Queen’s Bard, assisted with the judging of the competition. Our Baronial Bardic Champion, Juliana Bird called Bird the Bard, along with Lord Phelippe le Vigneron, David Anthony called Creepy Bard, Don Lorenzo Gorla, and Lord Ian Douglas all competed. David Anthony advanced to the second round. Bird and Phelippe advanced to the final four. In Court that evening, Bird was announced as the new King’s Bard!
Several other Bhakailis were recognized by Tzar Ivan and Tzaritsa Mathilde that evening. Lord Patraic O’Donagal and Lady Roseia Poseia were recognized for their service with the Order of the Silver Wheel. Jibril ibn Ammar al-Fayyad al-Sayyid was given a Court Barony for his service to the Crown and the combat archery community. In the final piece of business that evening, the Honorable Lord Muin maqq Minain was given the accolade of the Order of the Laurel for his excellence in the arts of jewelry-crafting and metalsmithing. Congratulations to all the Bhakailis and friends who participated in the event and were recognized in Court! We are well-pleased with the accomplishments of the Barony!
Upcoming event – Pennsic Planning Meeting, 2/18/18
There will be a Pennsic Planning Meeting at the Baronial Estate in Media on February 18, starting at 5pm and organized by Our campmaster this year, Lady Chana Freidl the Maker. Anyone who camps with the Barony at Pennsic is welcome to attend.
Requested event – Baronial Thrown Weapons Champions
We are soliciting bids from the Barony to organize a Baronial Thrown Weapons Champion event this coming spring. We’d ask that you work with Our current Champion, Lord Þorsteinn Hroðbjartsson, to find a day and site suitable to this. Lady Angela Mori and Lord Hilarius Drunck have offered their estate, perhaps on a Sunday in April or May, if this can be arranged.
– Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba