for Æthelmearc’s First Year as a Kingdom
I have compiled this timeline from court reports, information provided to me by Baroness Daedez, and some of my own research. I have included significant happenings at these events. If you have more details or corrections, please let me know. I’d like to find out who the autocrats were as well. I also want to know what other events were held that year. This timeline covers Sept. 20, 1997 to Sept. 18, 1998 so if you know of an event held between those dates, please let me know. I look forward to seeing what stories and facts you have to share.
First Æthelmearc Crown, Endless Hills, June 7, A.S. XXXII
September 20, 1997 Kingdom of ÆTHELMEARC established. Elevation and First Coronation held in the Barony of Delftwood. TRM: Yngvar & Caryl crowned.
Mistress Orianna Fridrikskona - Baroness of the Court - Scroll by (and to be completed by) Master Brisdan Brisbane.
Duncan MacDoughald - Award of Arms, originally announced at the court of Their Majesties Hanse and Moruadh 7 June, AS 32, in Endless Hills.
Master Robin Wallace - Queen's Order of Courtesy - given by Moraudh, Queen of the East with the kind permission of Her Majesty Caryl
September 26 to 28, 1997 Siege of Glengary II in the Shire of Sylvan Glen – first event held in the new kingdom.
September 27 1997 - Event That Wasn't III, Endless Hills (Royal Progress)
October 4-1997 Harvest Raids in the Shire of Heronter
Cori Ghora - lst created Mistress of the Pelican in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc - scribe: Arianna of Wynthrope
Rian Gortryan - 1st member of Æthelmearc's new Order of the White Scarf
Vivan Broussard named Queen's Rapier Champion
Alison of the Many Isles - 1st created Mistress of the Laurel in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc - Scribe: Brendan Brisbane (who delivered a beautiful promissary)
Sigenoth (Cygnus) the Blissful - 1st created Knight in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc (Sir Sigenoth chose the belt and chain) - Illumination & wording, Eibhlin ni Chaoimh (aka Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon) Calligraphy by Aengus MacBain
October 11, 1997 Crown Tourney in the Barony of Thescorre, Allison. TRH: Christopher &Maurya.
Catarina del Cavalo - Jewel of AEthelmearc - Scribe, Daedra MacBeth a Gryphon
Baroness Juliana Richenda Trevain - Order of High Merit for Service (Principal)
October 18, 1997, Clash of the Peons in the Shire of Niithgard- HRH Maruya was in attendance. The autocrat was Lenora of the Willow Glen and she received her Keystone.
Thomas Spence Colby - Principal, High Order of Merit, Archery; Grant of Arms
October 25 1997 - Heralds, Scribes, and Jewelers Collegium, Sunderoak
November 8 1997 - Music and Dance Collegium, Myrkfaelinn
December 06 1997 - Danse Macabre, Nithgaard
January 10, 1998 First AEthelmearc Kingdom Twelfth Night in the Shire of Misty Highlands, Rufina Savaarda, autocrat
January 24 1998 - Baronial Investiture, Endless Hills
January 31 1998 - Snowball Fight, Beau Fleuve
February 7, 1998 UWEKAT XX in the Barony of Thescorre
March 21, 1998, Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon, Barony of the Rhydderich Hael
April 4, 1998 Coronation of Christopher and Maurya in the Barony of Endless Hills
Sextus Plinius Callidus - Order of High Merit for Combat/Grant of Arms (Last Court of Yngvar and Caryl)
April 11, 1998 Blackstone Raid in the Barony of Blackstone Mountain
April 18, 1998 Queens Rapier Champions Tourney in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael
04-25-98 Baronial Champs in the Barony of Thescorre
May 16, 1998 Æthelmearc War Practice IX in the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands
May 23, 1998 Crown Tournament in the Shire of Heronter
Duke Morguhn Sheridan and Viscountess Meirwen ferch Owein, newest heirs to the Thrones of AEthelmearc, accompanied their Majesties into court
June 13, 1998 25th Barony Birthday in the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands
June 13, 1998 Baronial Champs and Highland Games in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael
June 20, 1998 Æthelmearc Academy in the Shire of Robledal
June 27, 1998 IVth Annual Fools Event in the Shire of Sunderoak
Their Highnesses announced that Sunderoak had officially attained the status of Shire. The Canton of Steltonwald presented a fine stewpot to the Shire of Sunderoak as a parting gift in which to stew.
July 11, 1998 Pax Interruptus in the Barony of Thescorre
Fridrikr & Orianna invested as 4th Baron & Baroness
July 18, 1998 St Swithin's Bog Most Fowl Event and Baronial Investiture in the Barony St Swithin's Bog
Sara Charmaine of Falkensee, invested first Baroness of St Swithin's Bog, with Grant of Arms. Graidhne ni Ruaidh, scribe
August 13-14, 1998 Pennsic XXVII in theBarony-Marche of the Debatable Lands
Byron of Haversford and Arielle were called forth to receive the Meridian Order of the Crown's Favor for spending much time helping two women lost in the parking lot (who turned out to be the Queen and Crown Princess of Meridies)
September 5, 1998 Garnet Tourney in the Shire of Stormsport
Mistress Orianna announced that Robledal had changed status from a Shire to a College.
September 12, 1998 Summers End in the Canton of Beau Fleuve
September 19, 1998 Coronation of Morguhn and Meirwen in theCanton of Beau Fleuve
There is no record of the first court of Morguhn and Meirwen
The awards listed in parenthesis are believed to have been given out at this event. Can anyone confirm this?