Sunday, 3 May 2015

New Baron and Baroness of Septentria Invested

Photo by Master Eirik Andersen.
Yesterday saw the Canton of Skeldergate (and friends) host Septentrian Baronial Investiture. The last court of Grom and Anneke occurred in the morning. At the court, Duchess Adrielle presented Grom and Anneke with new High Seats, paid for by the people of Septentria, and constructed by THL Hans Thorvaldson. Before stepping down, they had a few pieces of business to conduct.

First, they awarded the Cup of Bergiefu to Lord Normand Hauberkker for exemplifying the virtue of generosity. The Cup is the most recent in a long line of special awards of merit given out by any of Septentria's past barons and baronesses.

Feeling that HE Percival deLaroque, former Baron of Septentria, had never been adequately recognized for his perseverance and dedication when he was Baron of Septentria and overcame several obstacles to become an authorized fighter. To remedy this, they presented him with an Award of the Bear Claw in the form of a throwing axe with a blade fashioned to resemble a claw.

Likewise, they gave an axe to THL Danial of Whitby and THL Catriona inghean Ragnaill as an Order of the Bear's Heart. The blade of this axe was shaped like a bear's hear, with hearts on the side.

As these axes were deemed to be works of art, Their Excellencies gave an Award of the Golden Bear to Gerart, who had fashioned them both.

They then released their Chamberlain, Lady Eeva the Restless, but asked their champions to remain and guard the High Seats. Their Majesties then released Grom and Anneke, and called Dafydd and Mahhild before them and swore them in as the new Baron and Baroness of Septentria.

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