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

From the Exchequer – September LII

Greetings unto the exchequers and populace of the Middle Kingdom

I hope that everyone has enjoyed their summer and if you attended Pennsic War that you enjoyed that as well.

During the next few months, I will be hosting regional exchequer meetings that all exchequers from within that region need to attend. The meetings will be held at the same events at which I will be teaching the exchequer class that is required for warranting.The meetings and classes for each region will be held at the following events: (more…)

From Their Royal Highnesses – September LII

Greetings to the Mighty Middle Kingdom!

It is Our deepest hope that all of you have enjoyed Pennsic as much as We did. Hopefully you had a safe and trouble-free Pennsic and have returned home full of new stories, gained knowledge, and with new friends from far away lands. We are always blown away with the skill of the warriors, artisans, bards, and caretakers of the Midrealm. We truly believe that the Middle Kingdom is the finest kingdom in the Society.

With War behind Us, Our attention turns to upcoming events. We hope all of you will join Us at the Tournaments of Defense, Chivalry, and Greenwood that will be held at Harvest Day. It promises to be a fantastic day with much for everyone to do.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.

Sincerely,
Cellach and Vukasin
Prince and Princess of the Midrealm