Order of the Hand of Tyr for Christiana Galyard de Caen

Award: Order of the Hand of Tyr for Christiana Galyard de Caen
Date: Ethereal Warriors and Warlords Court
Paper: 8×10″ on goat parchment
Illumination: Gouache and period pigments, Colira Arabic gold, iron gall ink
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, 1 mm nib, Ames 9 even spaced
Inspiration: Petites heures de Jean de Berry (BNF Latin 18014) f.123v

Unto all who hear or see these letters of Ri Ciaran and Banrion Elis, Stellar Majesties Northshield, greeting. On account of her multitudinous sand indispensable services to her Shire of Avonwood and to the Griffin Realm do we induct Christiana Galyard de Caen into our Order of the Hand of Tyr. Done this 11th day of July, AS LV at our Ethereal Court of Warriors and Warlords.

Award of the Baton Gules for Jimena Taionez

Award: Award of the Baton Gules for Jimena Taionez
Date: Ethereal Warriors and Warlords Court
Paper: 5×7″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, Colira Arabic gold, iron gall ink
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, 1 mm nib, Ames 8 even spaced
Inspiration: MS M.854 fol. 123r 

Service is the foundation upon which our society is built. For her joyful service to the Barony of Nordskogen do we, Gabriel and Caoilfhionn, Baron and Baroness, bestow upon Jimena Taionez this day, the 11th of July, AS LV, this Award of the Baton Gules.

Award of the Azure Gauntlet for Madoc ap Jones

Award: Award of the Azure Gauntlet for Madoc ap Jones
Date: May 30th, AS LV
Paper: 5×7″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache and period pigments, Colira Arabic gold, iron gall ink
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, 1 mm nib, Ames 8 even spaced
Inspiration: W.90, Book of Hours – f.25r

Words by Their Excellencies Gabriel and Caoilfhionn:

While known for the art of cooking and service rendered, so too is Madoc ap Jones known for his skill and service in the art of archery. His passion and skill do greatly enrich our Barony. For this we, Gabriel and Caoilfhionn, bestow unto him the Award of the Azure Gauntlet. Done May 30th AS LV.

Award of the Heliotrope for Wolfstanus Lightfote

Award: Award of the Heliotrope for Wolfstanus Lightfote
Date: May 30th, AS LV
Paper: 5×7″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, iron gall ink
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, 1 mm nib, Ames 8 even spaced
Inspiration: The Arnstein Bible f.211r

Words by Their Excellencies Caoilfhionn and Gabriel:

A wall there might seem between art and service, but those who pursue both know it to be a dance. It pleases us to hear that Wolfstanus Lightfote excels not only in this art, learning and teaching, but also in embroidery, knitting, weaving, and more. In recognition of his skill, we, Caoilfhionn and Gabriel, bestow unto him the Award of the Heliotrope. Done the 30th of May, AS LV.

Duchy for Yngvar

Award: Duchy for Yngvar
Date: July 1, 2020
Paper: 11×14″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache and period pigments, gold leaf, iron gall ink
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink
Inspiration: The Winchester Bible: leaf with illustrationspictures of book/hand, battle from Morgan Bible), U initial

Words by Katerinka Lvovicha:

Under the eye of the Griffin, we, Vladimir and Petranella, August King and Stellar Queen of Northshield, to their well beloved Yngvar, Knight of the Society, health and sincere affection.  Because we have very frequently realized your faithfulness, proven in many trials, to us and our kingdom, we do not doubt that you will rejoice greatly to know that we, your successors, out of reverence for our people, and all our ancestors and heirs, for the honor of the Griffin realm, on the advice of our venerable and well-aged peers, confirm and establish the following: we do by this present charter confirm that those who have completed two reigns on the stellar thrones, shall have the right to bear the title of Duke, to be acknowledged as Your Grace, and bear strawberry leaves upon a coronet of gold, to remind all of the prosperity and fruit you have borne to this, our most honorable and stellar kingdom.

In exchange for this title, you swear to uphold the laws and traditions of the realm which you have twice protected as king. Thus we do hereby establish and confirm your estate of a duchy with this patent of arms, and confirm these truths for ever. Given by our hands in Nordskogen on the eighth day of September, AS LIII, in the first hour of our reign.

Order of the Hand of Tyr for Caecilia di Tre Rosa

Award: Order of the Hand of Tyr for Caecilia di Tre Rosa
Date: Ethereal Mimisbrunnr Court
Paper: 8×10″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache and period pigments, Colira Arabic gold, iron gall ink
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, 1 mm nib, Ames 8 even spaced
Inspiration: BNF Latin 757 f.36v

Proclaim unto all assembled these words of Ri Ciaran and Banrion Elis. Northshield is much enriched by the extensive service of Caecilia di Tre Rosa – in the holding of offices, in the teaching of her arts, and in the provision of land for the storage of our kingdom’s beloved Griffin Stone. For these acts, among others, do we induct her this day, the 27th of June AS LV, into our Order of the Hand of Tyr. Presented at our Ethereal Court on the Feast day of Mimisbrunnr.

Award of the Cygnus for Frug Marchand

Award: Award of the Cygnus for Frug Marchand
Date: Ethereal Border Skirmish Court
Paper: 5×7″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache and period pigments, Colira Arabic gold, iron gall ink
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, .75mm nib, Ames 8 even spaced
Inspiration:Hours of Elizabeth the Queen f.89v

On account of his indispensable and substantial assistance to his Shire of Mare Amethystinum in the matters of Exchequery do we, Ri Ciaran and Banrion Elis, bestow unto Frug Marchand this Award of the Cygnus. Done at our Ethereal Court on this feast day of Border Skirmish, June 13 AS LV.