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Missive from Their Highnesses – May, AS LIII

Greetings unto the noble populace of the Midrealm

The drums of war can be heard in the East and, as We ready ourselves to take the great responsibility of the Dragon Throne, We also must task the great Dragon to rise and meet the Eastern threat. With that in mind We do make the following announcements. His Grace Edmund of Hertford will lead and train our Belted Champions Team and Baron John the Ox will lead and train Our Unbelted Champions team. (more…)

From Their Majesties – May AS LIII

Greetings to the Middle Kingdom,

We have greatly enjoyed Our time on the Dragon Throne, but it is time for Us to retire.

The Middle Kingdom is a wonderful place, and We have gotten to see much of it. Everywhere We have gone, We have found Midrealmers to be welcoming, helpful, and talented. Our army is strong on every field – armored combat, rapier combat, archery, thrown weapons, and equestrian. Our artisans are among the most talented in the Known World, We have consistently been astounded with their work. We have especially been impressed with Our scribes, one of the truest joys of the Crown is to see the beautiful artwork produced and given freely by the scribes. We would especially thank Our champions and Our staff for their service.

We are leaving the Middle Kingdom in very capable hands. We know that Their Highness, Alric and Katheryn, will lead the Kingdom well. We are deeply proud of the Middle Kingdom.

Cellach and Vukasin

Letter from Their Majesties, April AS LII

Greetings to the Middle Kingdom.

Our thanks to all who joined Us at Gulf Wars this year. We hope that you enjoyed the War as much as We did and that you had a safe trip home. We could not be more proud of all of you. Our archers, artistans, and warriors are known throughout the Society for their skill, courtesy, and teaching.

In the coming weeks We will be investing Lord Áindle Ó Diarmada and the Honorable Lady Alianor bat Asriel as the next Baron and Baroness of North Woods at It Takes My Child to Raze a Village. Our thanks to Maximilian and Gwenllyen for the their service. Later, We will be investing Sir Ulrich Halfdan Ulfsson as the next Baron of Shadowed Stars at Three Saints and Tournament of Defense. We would thank Fergus and Maggie for their service as founding Baron and Baroness. We have long believed that being a Territorial Baron or Baroness is one of the hardest positions in the Society, and both couples did an exemplary job of guiding their barony.

We hope to see you at an event soon.
Cellach and Vukasin

From Their Royal Highnesses, Concerning Crown Tourney

Greetings to the populace of the Middle Kingdom!

In a few months We will be ascending to the Dragon Throne of the Middle Kingdom.

The first duty of a Sovereign is to see to the care and future of the Kingdom. As such, We must secure Our heirs. We will be holding Our Crown Tournament on May 27, 2018, in the the Shire of Mynydd Seren. The tournament will be fought as a standard double elimination. Each round will consist of one fight. The finals will be best three out of five bouts, with no repeating weapon forms. The highest on the Order of Precedence will choose the first weapon form to fight with, and the consort of the loser of each consecutive round will choose the next weapon form. (more…)

From Their Royal Highnesses, March, AS LII

Greetings unto the most noble populace of the Great Middle Kingdom!

We hope that this missive finds you in great comfort, basking in the joy of revelry and friendship from this seasons’ Yule and Candelmas celebrations. As you warm your hearts and feet by your glowing hearths and sup cups of mulled wine to ebb away the chill of the winter’s grasp, know that peace is fragile and, as the sun warms and chases the cruel fingers of winter, so does it fan the flames that does incite the blood to boil and set the Dragon’s face with grim visaged war. Already do We shine our helmets and mail, sharpen Our spears, axes and swords in preparation to follow the King and Queen of the Dragon, Cellach and Vukasin, as They march South to lend aid and arms to our allies. To the Men-at-Arms, Knights, support staff and all members of the populace who travel with Their Majesties, We send Our heartfelt gratitude. Know that We too shall stand the field providing Our broken bodies as ransom should Their Majesties have need. (more…)

From Their Royal Majesties, March AS LII Letter

Greetings Midrealm!

The days have been growing longer and warmer. That can only mean one thing — it’s Gulf Wars time! We have long been looking forward to leading Our troops to the lands of Gleann Abhann for a week of battles, classes, camaraderie, and shopping. With the recent hurricanes in Trimaris and Ansteorra, those two Kingdoms have decided to combine forces this year. With an eye towards maximizing fun and keeping the sides even, it has been decided that the Kingdoms will figure out the sides on site at Gulf Wars. We’ve been working on some other plans for Gulf Wars – things such as paying the army in coin, pickup melees, and a few other secret plans. We ask you to don a Pale and journey south with Us.

One of the privileges of the Crown is to issue proclamations that carry weight for the duration of Their Reign. We issue such a proclamation. The swastika is to not be used by any subject of the Midrealm.

We look forward to seeing you and the future fun we will have together.

Cellach and Vukasin

From Their Majesties, Jan-Feb AS LII

Greetings Midrealm!

We hope your days are filled with warmth and glad tidings. Recently the days have been cold, rather frozen, but We have found warmth in the company of new friends and old.

We thank the Barony of Northwoods for hosting Kingdom Twelfth Night and Countess Serena for organizing Our Tournament of the Arts. We were once again reminded of the talent and range of the Our Midrealm Artisans. We think this bodes well for the upcoming Arts and Sciences Fair Season.

Looking forward, We are excited about the upcoming Tournament of Chivalry at Val Day and the Baronial transition there. We hope you come out and test the skill of Our Chivalry.

Stay warm and safe!
Cellach and Vukasin

From Their Hignesses, December AS LII

Greetings unto the Middle Kingdom from Alric and Katherine, new Tanist and Tanista of the great Dragon Kingdom.

We would first like to thank their Majesties Cellach and Vukasin for allowing Us to compete in their Crown Tournament. It was a great honor to stand the field with so many stout warriors and shining examples of inspiration. The tournament was fantastic, not just to fight in, but also as a spectator. Each and every combatant and consort who inspired them showed everyone great pageantry, prowess, inspiration and honor. We would like to thank Her Excellency Epona Brodin and the Barony of Carraig Ban for hosting such a grand, exciting and well-run Crown Tournament.

As the harvest is collected, and the winter months come, We look forward to supporting our King and Queen Cellach and Vukasin in all that They do, and We are especially honored and humbled to serve as your Prince and Princess.

Draco Invictus!

In Service,
Alric and Katherine
Prince and Princess of the Midrealm

From Their Majesties, December AS LII

Greetings to the Middle Kingdom,

Our deepest thanks to the Barony of Carraig Ban for hosting Our Crown Tournament. We were impressed with the comportment of both the combatants and their inspirations. The tournament was well-fought and We are very pleased to have Alric and Katherine as Our Heirs.

Mistress Halla has stepped down as the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences. She has Our thanks for her work in the office, most especially for her work on revising the criteria for the A&S faires. Sofya Chyudskaya Smolyanina has agreed to serve as interim KMOAS. We thank her for agreeing to serve in this capacity.

We look forward to seeing many of you in Our upcoming travels.
Cellach and Vukasin