Award: Court Barony for Caitriona inghean Criomthainn Date: July 16, 2022 at Warriors and Warlords Paper: 3×5″ on vellum Illumination: Gouache, period pigments, Finetec gold Calligraphy: Iron gall ink Inspiration: MS M.307 fol. 165v – a 16th century Flemish Book of Hours
Caitriona inghean Criomthainn has served Northshield with such care that we now make her a Baroness of our court. Ajax Rex and Gaia Regina. WW XXVII. AS LVII.
Award: Award of the Heliotrope for Alianor Rowan Date: July 16, 2022 at Warriors and Warlords Paper: 5×7″ on pergamenata Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold Calligraphy: Calli black ink Inspiration: Walters W.90 – an early 14th century French Book of Hours
On account of her skill in late period costuming, as well as her gleeful and unrepentant acts of bling, we, Baron Gabriel and Baroness Caoilfhionn, bestow unto Alianor Rowan this Award of the Heliotrope. Done July 16, AS LVII.
Award: Award of Arms for Huitzlin of Dreibrucken Date: June 18, 2022 at Bardic Blades Paper: 8×10″ on pergamenata Illumination: Gouache, Coliro/Finetec mica gold Calligraphy: Calli black ink, Winsor and Newton blue and red inks Inspiration: MS Dd.4.17 – a 14th century English Book of Hours
Do all hear these words of Ajax Rex and Gaia Regina, by right of arms Sovereigns of the Kingdom of Northshield.
Recognizing the enthusiasm and joy Huitzlin of Dreibrucken has brought to our Society, we are now minded to bestow unto him this Award of Arms.
Award: Order of Brigit’s Flame for Scyid del Aquilla Date: June 11, 2022 at Kingdom A&S Paper: 8×10″ on pergamenata Illumination: Period pigments, gouache, Coliro mica gold Calligraphy: Cali black ink Inspiration: Add MS 29433 – a 15th century Book of Hours
On account of extensive labors and artistry in the realm of costume do we, Ajax Rex and Gaia Regina of the Stellar Kingdom of Northshield, hereby induct Scyid del Aquilla into the Order of Brigit’s Flame. Done June 11 AS LVII in the Shire of Korsvag.
Award: Order of Chivalry for Hanman Hebenstreit Date: May 2022 Paper: 11×14″ on goat parchment Illumination: Period pigments, gouache, genuine shell gold Calligraphy: Iron gall ink (underdrawing) Inspiration: Philostratus: Heroica
Words by Amary Fairamay:
FORTITUDO, HONESTAS, LIBERALITAS, NOBILITAS, TEMPERANTIA, SPES, PRUDENTIA , IN OMNIBUS
(Prowess, Honor, Largesse, Nobility, Temperance, Hope, Prudence In All Things)
Northshield peers and populace, from Konrad and Aibhilin, king and queen, greeting. Let it be known that in lawful ceremony and with assent of its members, Hanman Hebenstreit has been admitted to the Order of Chivalry. Therefore, we charge that the said Hanman shall be granted by all persons the rights and privileges customary to the Order, not to be impeded without just cause. We further charge that he shall be held to account for his obligations as a member of the Order, according to his oaths made before us and our court. These things were given on June XVII, a.s. LII.
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.
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.