Woman in blue and green standing in front of a grove a trees making a pronouncement

Candlemas Court Report

As provided by Murakami Tsuruko heraldic device for Murakami Tsuruko, Court Herald

Morning Court

Their Excellencies Kloe and Arion welcomed the Populace to the Event.

Papyrus scroll with caligraphy and the image of a flame on the right
Dragon’s Flame granted to THL Arqai Ne’urin at Candlemas 2021, February 6.

THL Arqai Ne’urin stepped down as Arts & Sciences Champion and received the Dragon’s Flame.

His Excellency, Arion the Wanderer, stepped down as Bardic Champion and received the Dragon’s Flame.

He Arion performed the Invocation to the Muse by Mesomedes of Crete, 2nd C on the lyre.

The Invocations for the Championships were done. Arts & Sciences with THL Arqai Ne’urin, THL Sigridr Vilhjalmsdottir, and m’Lord Ionnus (Owain) ap Gwyllim Pengryth. Followed by the Bardic Championships with THL Marie nic Shiobhan, m’Lady Ysuanaa of Dragon’s Laire, and m’Lady Halldora Bjorn.

Evening Court

Their Excellencies, Kloe and Arion, thanked everyone for attending the event.

Lady Sigrid Vilhjamsdottir was inducted as the new Arts & Sciences Champion.

THL Máire nic Shiobhán was inducted as the new Bardic Champion.

Dame Gwen the Potter presented the Light of Scholarship to the other entrants.

The Scholars participants were recognized: THL Annaka Poznanska, Maitre Renart le Fox de Berwyk, and Magistra Aelianora de Wyntringham. (They will be presenting their papers during Baronial Socials in the coming weeks.)

Charter with a hand painted picture in the upper half and left side. Calligraphy across the mid. The seal of Dragon's Laire on the bottom.
Dragon’s Heart awarded at Yule 2020. Created by Dame Tamlyn of Wyntersea.

HE Arion invited all Bardic, Artisans and Scholars to share their art and knowledge with the Barony in the coming years.

HE Kloe read an announcement on behalf Baroness Spike of Madrone about this year’s virtual Athenaeum.

THL Andromache had an announcement about a Bardic War of Words, to be held May 15-23, ethereally. For more information visit the Bardic Wars Facebook page.

HE Arion showed HE Barnet Acelin’s Dragon’s Heart Scroll done by Dame Tamlyn

THL Ciar ingen Fiachnae stepped down as Seneschal and Lady Furia Dommitia stepped up as the new Seneschal. The tools of the Office had been exchanged earlier in the day (the Key to the Barony, the Oil Pump, and The Shovel).

Awards and Recognitions

The following Awards were given:

Wyvern – Lord Máenach na Cailled

Drake’s Sheppard – Lord Titus Octavius

Dragon’s Portal – THL Kösem of House Awry, Premier member

Dragon’s Treasure – THL Ciar ingen Fiachnae Premier member

Baron’s Favor:

THL Kassandra of Dragon’s Laire, for making the Bardic Champion’s Book. This is the first Baron’s Favor given by HE Arion

Lady Sigridr Vilhjalmsdottir, for Arion’s citherode garb

The Flaming Newt:

Farcus Cedrickson for A&S: Poetry and Scholarly Paper

Ysaunna of Dragon’s Laire for Bardic

Recognitions and Thanks

HE Kloe announced that starting next year there will be youth versions of the Arts & Sciences and Bardic Championships and Scholars challenge. M’Lord Farcus and m’Lady Ysuanaa were invited to participate in the shaping of the Championships.

HE Arion thanked the following:

Master Arontius, who stepped down as Exchequer, THL Adelheide Leeuwin, who stepped up.

Dame Gwen the Potter, who stepped down as Finance Committee Recorder, and Lady Guiote de Bourgogne, who stepped up.

THL Milo of House Awry for enabling the screen sharing for the virtual court.

The Event Steward and their staff for their work on the event.

Lord Máenach na Cailled for technical support of the event.

Court was closed with the usual cheers.