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Middle Kingdom Royal Archery Challenge

In an effort to encourage the prowess of Our archers, We will be sponsoring an archery competition. It is our hope that scores will be submitted through the Midrealm Archery Scores page. We will announce the victors at Spring Coronation.

We thank Master Dougale MacAlestyr for his assistance in creating the shoot. He tells Us that much of the research in this hasty document is attributed to Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf OL, OP of the West Kingdom

Good shooting
Cellach and Vukasin

Middle Kingdom Royal Archery Challenge

Separate divisions for hand bows and crossbows and for Greenwood and populace archers (four total divisions – populace hand bow, populace crossbow, Greenwood hand bow, and Greenwood crossbow).

Shoot will run from Fall Coronation (September 23, 2017) to a week before Spring Coronation (in other words the shoot will end on Sunday April 29, 2018)

Scores will be collected via the Mid Realm Archery Scores site. The score site will be available shortly (more…)

Cellach & Vukasin – Plans for the Reign

Greetings to the Middle Kingdom

In several days We will see many of you at Our Coronation. As such, the time has come to talk some about what Our plans are for Our Reign. First though, We want to thank William and Isolde for Their service as King and Queen. They have worked very hard and We hope to be able to serve as well as They have.

First, We will call for fealties from Our Peerages and the Populace during Court at the following events. If you wish to swear fealty and are unable to attend one of these events find Us and We will either add fealties to the Court List, or have you swear outside of Court. Here are the events:

  • September 23 – Coronation (during morning court)
  • October 21 – Crown Tournament
  • October 28 – Red Dragon
  • November 3 – Grand Day of Tournaments
  • November 11 – Crystal Ball

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From TRH Cellach & Vukasin – Tournament of the Arts

A Tournament of the Arts (ToA)

Let it be known to all and sundry that We, the Crown of the Middle Kingdom, being stalwart supporters of the talented craftsfolk who create such magnificent works of art and inspiring acts of science, are minded to create a new forum for the display of the same—namely, a Tournament of the Arts.

Much like the Chivalry and the Defenders of the Kingdom strive to test the mettle of unbelted warriors through their respective tournaments, the Laurels of the Kingdom shall challenge all artisans to assemble and bring their finest work for evaluation, critiques, and admiration.

Understand that this is not a competition; this is a new endeavor to allow Laurels and artisans to connect and discuss their shared passion for the arts.

The TOA is a new platform for artisans to gain word-fame for their research, craftsmanship and ambition. Come and impress Us, our Order of the Laurel and your fellow craftsfolk! (more…)

Kingdom Exchequer’s Letter, October AS LII

Greetings unto the exchequers and populace of the Middle Kingdom

By the time you read this, we should have had the first of our regional exchequer meetings at Harvest Days (South Oaken). If you were not able to attend, but will be at one of the other scheduled regional meetings, please feel free to attend. If you are not able to attend any of the five meetings that are scheduled this fall, please contact me to make other arrangements. (more…)

From their Highnesses, October AS LII

Greetings to the Middle Kingdom,
We are pleased to announce several challenges that will be running from the duration of Our reign. For each challenge you complete We will give you a special token.

First is a pilgrimage. To complete you will need to attend an event in each region of the Middle Kingdom as well as an event outside of the Middle Kingdom. (We would recommend Gulf Wars). (more…)

Court Reports – June-July LII

Court of Their Majesties William and Isolde, 24 June AS 52 (CE 2017), held at Baron Wars in Their Marche of the Marshes, Barony of Red Spears.
Heralded by Dmitrii Zhirov, Guillaume Gallatini, Andreas Blacwode. Seneschal was Hengist Hawardessune.

Morning Court:

  • Dragon’s Treasure: Sofonisba Voltera
  • Purple Fretty: Baron Wars 2015 Staff, House Iron Lance
  • AoA: Aleksei Vasilev, Otto Kukelbrecht, Darrion de Amar
  • Dragon’s Heart: Runa Æikibrandskona

Afternoon Field Courts:

  • AoA: Arturo Cervantes de Santiago
  • Dragon’s Barb: Guillaume Gallatini
  • Red Company: Luther of Roaring Wastes, Astrid Feilan, Octavio Gonzalez de Castille, Zygmunt Nadratowski
  • Purple Fret: Fatima bint Malik
  • Gold Mace: Sigandus, Shimazu Mitsunaga

Evening Court:

  • Sapphire: Caitlin Morand
  • Award of Paws: Muffy Mailander
  • AoA: Evelyn of Mugmort, Dragana Barekrskona, Nicodemus Heathfield
  • Purple Fret: Oliviere van den woude
  • Willow: Muirenn ingen Ragnaill
  • Evergreen: Malla Zita
  • Court Barony: Raffaele da Cernia, Margherita di Raffaele
  • Territorial Baron, Red Spears: Konrad Mailander
  • Territorial Baroness, Red Spears: Isibél of Dunbegane
  • Order of the Pelican: Aibhilin ni Dhomhnaill

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From the Dragon Herald – September LII

Greetings unto the heralds, pursuivants, and scribes of the Middle Kingdom College of Heralds and greetings unto the populace of the Middle Kingdom from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Herald.

It is my pleasure to announce that my successor as Dragon Principal Herald of the Middle Kingdom has been chosen. At the Coronation of Cellach and Vukasin II on September 23rd, His Lordship Jean Yves de Chierebourg will step up as the 22nd Dragon Herald of the Middle Kingdom.

It has been my pleasure to serve the kingdom in this office. My thanks go to the members of the College of Heralds of the Midrealm, it has been a delight working with you all in this role. The College of Heralds is invited to come up and be participants in the changeover ceremony during evening court of Coronation.

Lastly I wish Jean Yves luck in his tenure as Dragon Herald.

In Service to Crown and College,
Konrad Dragon