Award of the Bellerophon for Niamh

Award: Award of the Bellerophon for Niamh
Date: Hadrian’s Feld 2017
Paper: 5×7″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold, Micron pen
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, crowquill nib
Inspiration: Trivulzio Hours

All the words in bold are hidden in the illuminated border.

Come hear of a warrior,
Northshield’s own,
whose heart and skill
are becoming known.

She shoots a sharp arrow,
fights with a sword,
throws a mean axe,
and never gets bored.

Thus Konrad and Aibhilin,
King and Queen We,
award this Bellerophon
unto young Niamh.

The original sketch before painting.

Award of Arms for Gayle of Falcon’s Keep

Award: Award of Arms for Gayle of Falcon’s Keep
Date:  Haire Affaire 2017
Paper: 8×10″ on Bristol board
Illumination: Gouache, Micron pen
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, 1mm Brause nib
Inspiration: Flemish psalter W246 f.77r

Deserving of notice and commendation is one Gayle of Falcon’s Keep, who serves anywhere she can, is a great help in the kitchen, and has a love of learning new things. Thus do we, Yehudah Khagan and Hrodir Bek, together rulers of Northshield, award her arms. Done by the hands of our heirs, Prince Konrad and Princess Aibhilin, on this 18th of February AS 51 at Haire Affaire.

Augmentation of Arms for Tom Tinntinnabulum

Award: Augmentation of Arms for Tom Tinntinnabulum
Date:  2017
Paper: 5×7″ on Bristol board
Illumination: Gouache, Micron pen
Calligraphy: Iron gall ink, 1mm Brause nib
Inspiration: 5×7 French psalter “D”

Deeply do we, Vladimir and Petranella, King and Queen of Northshield, thank Prince Tom for the singular honor of selecting our kingdom’s first Masters of Defense. For this we bestow upon him an Augmentation of Arms, the form of a feather. Done February 28 AS 49.

Order of the Aquila et Fulmen for Guenievre du Dragon Vert

Award: Order of the Aquila et Fulmen for Green Jenny
Date: Warriors and Warlords 2017
Paper: 8×10″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, gold leaf, Noodler’s ink
Calligraphy: Noodler’s ink, 1mm Brause nib
Inspiration: Alphonso Psalter f.97r

Draw near and hear the goodness of Guenievre du Dragon Vert. Long has she been a leader in the thrown weapons community – marshalling, instructing, and helping others find their love of throwing sharp objects. For her tireless efforts do We, Konrad and Aibhilin, King and Queen of Northshield, hereby induct her into our Order of the Aquila et Fulmen. Done this glorious 15th day of July AS LII at Warriors and Warlords.

Court Barony for Refkell Melrakki Einarsson

Award: Court Barony for Refkell Melrakki Einarsson
Date: Pennsic 2017
Paper: 8×10″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold, Noodler’s ink
Calligraphy: Noodler’s ink, 1mm Brause nib
Inspiration: Based on the Oseburg ship burial carvings

One among us has served far above the call of duty, and that one is Refkell Melrakki Einarsson. He has travelled the kingdom, serving so selflessly that We, Konrad and Aibhilin, Stellar Majesties Northshield, do now with much thanks make him a Baron of our court. Done at Pennsic XLVI August 10 AS LII.

Court Barony for Jehanette de Provins

Award: Court Barony for Jehanette de Provins
Date: Pennsic 2017
Paper: 8×10″ on pergamenata
Illumination: Gouache, Finetec gold, Noodler’s ink
Calligraphy: Noodler’s ink, 1mm Brause nib
Inspiration: W.99 f.60r

Our kingdom thrives on the good deeds of our people. The good deeds of Jehanette de Provins have been numerous and never-ceasing. She teaches all she knows, organizes lists night and day, travelling the vast expanse of our mighty kingdom to serve one and all with such diligence and generosity that We, Konrad and Aibhilin, Stellar Majesties Northshield, do now with much thanks make her a Baroness of our court. Done at Pennsic XLVII August 10 AS LII.

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.