Konrad II and Brenwen II
Konrad II and Brenwen II
- Established the The King's Esteem of Merit given by the King for any reason He deems worthy, to acknowledge special merit in an act, a series of acts, or general behavior that is not already properly recognized by other East Kingdom awards. Recommendations for this honor will not be requested or entertained. Established January 31st, A.S. 44. Renamed as the King's Award of Esteem on January 25, A.S. 49 by Edward III and Thyra II.
The dread King Konrad, having braved the terrors of fireswamps and cliffs of insanity, avoiding getting involved in land wars in Asia, defeating Spaniards with steel, giants with strength, and Sicilians even with Death being on the line, has come forward in a most inconceivable manner to declare that the film Princess Bride is period during the duration of the reign, in support of the King of Northshield.
As such, all documentation based upon the Princess Bride, be it cited by men with six fingers on the right hand, or ladies with perfect breasts, or the owners of rodents of unusual size, or any less or more colorful characters, is hereby period.
Let any man who may stand against this declaration hear the fearsome cry...his name is King Konrad von Ulm…you have insulted his brother…prepare to die!
As you wish, this sixth day of November, AS 44...
So it is decreed.
- Chief of Staff: Baroness Ellesbeth Donofrey
- Royal Secretarial Staff: Mistress Suzanne DeLondres, Baroness Hedewigis Ockenfüßin, Mistress Cellach ingen Chernaig
- Royal Herald: The Honorable Lord, Don Malcolm Bowman
- Head Lady in Waiting: Baroness Vienna de la Mer
- Head Retainer: The Honorable Dona Emeline Patterson
- Captain of the Queen's Guard: Master Jean Xavier Boullier / THL Owyn Greenwood
- Mistress of the Wardrobe: Baroness Helene Loisel
- Web Master: The Honorable Lord Owynn Greenwood
- Lady Camile des Jardin
- Lord Donnan Fitzgerald
- Lord Donovan Shinnock
- Lord Eirikr Thorisson
- Lord Joseph the Bold
- Lord Gulug-jab Tangghudai
- Lord Mark Viere
- The Honorable Lord Owynn Greenwood
- Rhys ap Joseph
- Chivalric Advisor: Sir Colin mac Eoain
Ladies in Waiting:
- Aurelia Alfaiata d'Alcáçova
- Lady Brunissende Dragonette de Brocéliande
- Lady Ding Li Ying
- Lady Kathryn Fontayne
- Lady Katerina de la Bere
- Lady Astrid Olafsdattir
- Lord Tristan Winter
- Francesca Damiani
- Baroness Katrina MacAulish
- Lady Tati'ana Negoshka Danilova
- Hugo von Ulm
- Lady Jehane de Fenwyk
- Lord Thorlaeifr Hvitskegg
- Baroness Cateline la Broderesse
- Lady Elizabt Marshall
- Master Robin Gallowglass
- King's Bardic: Aife ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige
- Queen's Bardic: Grim the Skald
- King's Rapier: Jean Paul du Case
- Queen's Rapier: Donovan Shinnock
- King's A&S: Iheronimus Brückner
- Queen's A&S: Alys Atwater
- October 3, 2009 - Coronation
- October 9-11 - Known World Academy of the Rapier/Costuming Symposium
- October 23-25 - Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins
- October 31 - Crown Tournament
- November 7 - St. Andrew visits Iceland
- November 7 - Fasching / Baronial Investiture (Endless Hills, Aethelmearc)
- November 14 - St Elegius Arts & Sciences Competition and Schola
- November 21 - 100 Minutes war
- November 28 - Herne the Hunter
- December 5 - Bhakail Yule
- January 16, '10 - Twelfth Night
- January 29-30 - Market Day at Birka
- January 31 - Curia
- February 8-16 - Estrella War
- February 20 - Bardic Champions
- February 28 - Rapier Champions
- March 6 - Arts & Sciences Champions
- March 14-21 - Gulf Wars
- March 27 - Mudthaw
- April 10 - Coronation of Edward and Marguerite
King Konrad Hears Evening Song
Hear the bright hope of Eastern hearts.
Hoarfrost fleeing as sun returns.
Trust this talesmith -- the blossoms grow.
Green shoots vying for gleaming sun,
seeking new bright Spring.
But balance hope with truth well-known:
no man prevails against time's arc.
Eastern King hears his evening song.
Sets his fierce heart on Summerlands.
Elegy shall ring.
But sorrow not my Eastern kin –
clear the heart's path to Tir na Nog.
No parting lasts forever more.
Mighty Konrad will live again.
Go his praises sing.
For bold Konrad was best of men.
Mighty and wise, well-traveled king.
Keen-eyes weighed well the hearts of men.
Remember man of Tyger's heart.
He was a good king.
-- © 2010 Amanda Lord (known in the society as Aoife inghean Conchobair) Poem for His Royal Majesty Konrad's stepping down at the Coronation of Edward and Marguerite. Commissioned as a gift by HRH Edward Grey of Lochleven.
The Rose of Courtesy
I first will talk of the Tyger’s King
the utter law of this Eastern Land,
no noble would think to deny him a thing
and armies march at his command;
but one lady alone can stay his hand
and soften the King’s most stern decree,
he’ll gladly yield to his wife so grand,
for the Queen is the keeper of courtesy
Courtesy o’er the realm will rule
the whole worlde holds this virtue dear,
the noble knights at every duel,
and laurels when teaching need it near.
The Pelicans must its purpose adhere
or all service will unwanted be
but first and foremost amongst the peers
the rose is regal in courtesy
Of the rose of courtesy now hear:
the bright-eyed duchess, Brenwen the fair
patient and kind, truly a peer
she well o’er the tyger’s Kingdom cared
with her hands she’d hew out tokens rare
to offer thanks for artistry.
Brenwen’s honor is beyond compare,
She is the fairest flower of courtesy
-- © 2010 Dan Marsh (known in the society as Grim the Skald) Poem for Her Royal Majesty Brenwen's stepping down at the Coronation of Edward and Marguerite. Commissioned as a gift by HRH Marguerite Ingen Lachlainn. Done in the style of the 14th Century poem Pearl with shorter stanzas.