Order of the Hand of Tyr for Sorcha Bhuidhe

Award: Order of the Hand of Tyr for Sorcha Bhuidhe
Date: Northern Realms War 2019
Paper: 8×10″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold, iron gall ink
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, 1mm Brause nib
Inspiration: Hours of Anne of Brittany – BNF Latin 10548 f.90v

Making of Sorcha’s Hand of Tyr

Sorcha Bhuidhe. Exchequer, seneschal, listmistress, and organizer of many things. Thus we, Konrad and Aibhilin, do induct her into our Order of the Hand of Tyr. June 22 AS LIV.

Award of Arms for Celestria de Clare

Award: Award of Arms for Celestria de Clare
Date: Castle Fever 2019
Paper: 8×10″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold, iron gall ink
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, 1mm Brause nib
Inspiration: Hunterian Psalter

Word has come to us of a noble lady, newly come to the lands of Northshield, but much deserving of praise and recognition for her skill on the rapier field, service to her shire, authentic appearance, and enthusiasm for all our society stands for.

Do all pay heed as we, King Konrad the Might and Aibhilin, our melodious Queen, make Celestria de Clare a lady of our court with this Award of Arms. Done this first day of June, Anno Societatis LIV at Castle Fever in the lovely Shire of Silfren Mere.

Award of the Cygnus for Judith of Northwode

Award: Award of the Cygnus for Judith of Northwode
Date: Bardic Madness 2019
Paper: 5×7″ on sheep (?) parchment
Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold, iron gall ink
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, 1mm Brause nib
Inspiration: Hours of Elizabeth the Queen f.4v 

Let all know of one Judith of Northwode. Scribe, signet, seneschal, steward. For this, an Award of the Cygnus. May 4 AS LIV.

Court Barony for Aesa Olafskona

Award: Court Barony for Aesa Olafskona
Date: Gulf Wars 2019
Paper: 5×7″ on sheep (?) parchment
Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold, iron gall ink
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, crowquill nib
Inspiration: Canterbury Tales   Chaucerian Roundel

Before us now stands one of virtue true
who might be thinking there’s been some mistake.
For Aesa, what award can we you make?

You know just what we need before we do
with generosity which can’t be faked.
Such aid to us reveals great virtue, true,
of that indeed there can be no mistake.

More joy than these mere words convey to you
we Vladimir and Petranella take
in raising those who strive for Northshield’s sake.

So now for she who is of virtue true
whose service to us can be no mistake
we Aesa fair a Baroness do make.

March 14 AS LIII at Gulf Wars

Award of the Baton Gules for Amary Fairamay

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Award: Award of the Baton Gules for Amary Fairamay
Date: 12th Night 2020
Paper: 5×7″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, 1mm Brause nib
Inspiration:  MS M.52 fol. 478v

Recognizing her steady service to the scribal community of Nordskogen and beyond do we, Gabrield and Caoilfhionn, Lord and Lady of Nordskogen, bestow unto Amary Fairamay this Award of the Baton Gules.  Jan 11 AS LIV.

Award of Arms for Amary Fairamay

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Award: Award of Arms for Amary Fairamay
Date: 12th Night 2019
Paper: 8×10″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, .75mm Brause nib
Inspiration: Example 1, Example 2, Example 3

To our faithful subjects, from Siegfried and Gwyneth, Stellar Majesties Northshield, greetings.  Know ye that we are grateful for the generous service our loyal subject Amary Fairamay has contributed to the Canton of Nordleigh in serving as Minister of Arts and Sciences, but especially in the provision of comestibles and conveyances.  For this, as well as her prolific knitting and period appearance, do we now award her arms, conferring unto her all the honors, privileges, and responsibilities inherent thereunto.  In witness thereof we set our hands this 21st of October, anno societatis XLI at the Northshield Rapier Academy in our fair Canton of Nordleigh.