Personal Commission for Tom Tinntinnabulum

Award: Personal Commission for Tom Tinntinnabulum
Date: February 2022
Paper: 11×14″ on goat parchment
Illumination: Period pigments, gouache, Colira gold, real gold leaf
Calligraphy: Calli black ink
Inspiration:

Words by Wu Yun:

Before the shining halls of our modern medical institutions existed, the audacious surgeons of Europe, Arabia, China, and Rome stitched and set back together the lives of our ancestors. Under their resourceful hands, humanity survived wounds, afflictions, and plagues to become what it is today.

It is with great humility that we place thanks upon the name of Todd Drexel and his team for their efforts on the heart of one Thomas Holliday. As part of the lineage of surgeons,from ancient Sushruta in the Ganges Valley to Rogerius Salernitanus and his noble Chirurgia, later Wilhelm Fabry and into the present day, your knowledge, service, and care do not escape the notice of those who depend on your skills and expertise. The surgeons of antiquity have passed their understanding and empathy through the ages and placed their great renown upon you.

Ancient Egyptians considered the heart as the center of self, and in consideration of this we thank you for preserving this singular heart. With reverence we set down these words so that all know our appreciation.

May all who are in your care from this day forward add their voice to ours in admiration for your degree of attention, and may your dexterity and cleverness continue to increase. With joy and respect, we offer our deepest gratitude.

Presented on the twenty fourth day of February, in the year two thousand and twenty two.

County for Hans Volsh and Genevieve MacArtne

Award: County for Hans Volsh and Genevieve MacArtne
Date: Spring Coronation 2022
Paper: 11×14″ on goat parchment
Illumination: Period pigments, gouache, Colira gold, real gold leaf
Calligraphy: Calli black ink
Inspiration: Grandes Heures de Jean de Berry, Bibliothèque nationale de France. Département des Manuscrits. Latin 919

To all those that these letters shall hear or see, from Ajax and Gaia, by right of arms Rex and Regina of the most Stellar Kingdom of Northshield, humble greetings.

Know ye that those who have served as King and Queen, stewarding the Griffin Realm through both the tranquility of peace and the strife of war, and who have now honorably retired, shall continue to be numbered among the Nobility of the Kingdom.

Thus it is that we now hereby acknowledge Hans Volsch and Genevieve MacArtne with the title and rank of Count and Countess, in recognition of their having guided the populace through these most uncertain pestilential times with patience, wisdom, and beneficence.

As such they shall now be entitled to bear as their emblem gold coronets embattled, and will be sought to defend, strengthen, and maintain this most glorious Griffin Realm.

In witness whereof we have set our seal and signed our hands on this ninth day of April in the fifty-sixth Year of the Society.

Order of Courtesy for Messiena Marcella

Award: Order of Courtesy for Messiena Marcella
Date: Hertzkrieg 2022
Paper: 5×7″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold
Calligraphy: Calli black ink
Inspiration: 14th century Italian Breviary, MS M.200 fol. 240v

Proclaim our words so all will know of Messiena Marcella, who, through courteous words and kind deeds, inspires all around her to treat others with equanimity and respect. Thus we, Ajax and Gaia, do hereby induct her into our Order of Courtesy. April 23, Anno Societatis LVI.

Award of the Black Flame for Keranadl aus Grabenau

Award: Award of the Black Flame for Keranadl aus Grabenau
Date: Ethereal Feast of Isabelle 2022
Paper: 8×10″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold
Calligraphy: Calli black ink
Inspiration: The Beaufort Book of Hours, Royal MS 2 A XVIII

Spinning, knitting, dyeing, and herbalism are but some fo the arts pursued by Keranadl aus Grabenau, and gladly does she share her knowledge with all who would learn from her. In recognition and gratitude do we, King Hans and Queen Genevieve, Stellar Majesties of Northshield, now bestow unto her this Award of the Black Flame. Done by our hand and seal this day, the twenty sixth of February, Anno Societatis LVI, at our Ethereal Court of the Feast of Isabelle.

Award of the Hearthstead for Holly House

Award: Award of the Hearthstead for Holly House
Date: Ethereal Fall Coronation 2021
Paper: 8×10″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold
Calligraphy: Calli black ink
Inspiration: Romance of Alexander, Bodleian Library MS. Bodl. 264

Proclaim unto all that we, Ri Ciaran and Banrion Elis, are much indebted to Holly House for their gracious hospitality and as such do make unto them this Award of the Hearthstead. Done September 11th, AS LVI.

Award of the Griffin and Sword for Bazyli Boleslaw z Krakowa

Award: Award of the Griffin and Sword for Bazyli Boleslaw z Krakowa
Date: Tournament of Chivalry 2021
Paper: 8×10″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold
Calligraphy: Calli black ink
Inspiration: The Luttrell Psalter

Proclaim unto all Northshield that, having heard much of his prowess ont he field of armored combat, as well as of his service to the fighting community, we, Hans and Genevieve, Most Stellar King and Queen of Northshield, are now minded to make unto our loyal subject, Bazyli Boleslaw z Krakowa, this Award of the Griffin and Sword.

Done by our hand and seal this day, the twentieth of November, Anno Societatis lVI at our Tournament of Chivalry.

Award of the Palfrey for Hans Reiter

Award: Award of the Palfrey for Hans Reiter
Date: Ethereal Fall Coronation 2021
Paper: 8×10″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Calli black ink and dip pen
Calligraphy: Calli black ink
Inspiration: Knight, Death and the Devil, Saint George and the Dragon, and this book page for the layout

In acknowledgement of his selfless and continuous endeavors to assist the Cavalry of Northshield do we, King Hans and Queen Genevieve, make unto Hans Reiter this Award of the Palfrey.

Done this eleventh day of September Anno Societatis LVI at our Coronation in the fair Shire of Rokeclif.