Monday 4 May 2015

Septentriskrönikan (Septentria’s Chronicle)

The History of the Term of Grom thegn and Anneke bannthegn of Septentria.

By THLaird Colyne Stewart, AS 49-AS 50 (2014-2015)

Septentria, proud land and wood
Within which dwells the just and good
A special kind of soul is in need
When it comes the time to lead
And special souls have led the way
Since Finnvarr landed in the bay
And founded fabled Eoforwic
Around which grew a city quick
And from that town a barony
 Of wolf and wild and rock and tree
A line of legends sat their seat
While worthies knelt down at their feet
First Gillian of spear and wit
The first of ursine’s might to sit
Then Aedan and proud Caffa came
For a decade long they reigned
Then Cordigan and Diane d’Arnot
Shortly sat but had to go[1]
Fierce Ieuan and Adrielle impelled
For the north the heartlands held
‘Til Iuean away on crusade went
And Adrielle her heart-blood spent[2]
Until the Broc[3] and Gaerwen bright
Gave the poets deeds to write
Then Corwyn tall and Domhnail
Sat with axe and spear and mail
Then Percival and Christiana
Fed the people gifts of manna
Until their duty full they’d done
And birthed a daughter and a son
A thegn called Grom from Denmark-land
Softly spoken, swift of hand
And Anneke the banthegn bright
Who was the northlands brightest light[4]
With words of bard and Pelican[5]
They stood before the Queen and King
Young Qullium and the Raven-born[6]
Listened to their oaths right sworn
And on their brows the ancients placed[7]
While new cloaks their shoulders braced
Now the keepers of the bear
The thegn and banthegn riches shared
To Lucrece and Lady Kat
A bear of gold on their necks sat[8]
While at the feast a ship set forth
Known as the Great Bear of the North[9]
Which was eagerly devoured
By the people so empowered
Septentria was fully blessed
At Grom and Anneke’s first fest

To Ben Dunfirth traveled they
To witness what the elders say
As new rulers took the throne[10]
And with time their family grown
When kingdom heirs were proclaimed
In Caer Draeth, rightly famed[11]
Then they to martial duties turned
Under suns that slowly burned
And turned the people scarlet red
As for the northland bold they bled
At the Pleasure of the Pikeman[12]
Grom led to fight the ursine clan
Then to the Meadow took a team[13]
That made the banthegn brightly beam
Then Trillium War called to their band[14]
And from their right and noble hand
They named their righteous heimþegar[15]
Who for the bear would fight and spar
Aurelia who would bend the bow[16]
While Brendan’s steel the field would sow[17]
Young Jasmine would the youth defend[18]
Christiana to the axe would tend[19]
And Geoffrey went to rapier field[20]
To the north, these all, a shield
Which shortly tested hard they were
As heroes put on mail and spur
And marched ‘til feet were raw and sore
To stand and fight at Pennsic War
And though the rain fell on the hill
No tears from northern eyelids filled
Songs of home and hearth and kin
Raised above the battle’s din
And gods above looked down in awe
At the fierceness that they saw

With battles done and swords resheathed
Heroes homeward turned their steeds
And northern line again grew long
New royals crowned in deed and song[21]
And when heirs again were claimed[22]
Among them many bear-born named
Tiberius[23] and Streonwald[24], thegns
Sir Nigel[25] with his knightly chain
And Tannon[26], wild man from the wood
All fought well and just and good
And in this hall of shield and flag
Adrielle, with hooded dag
And Nigel, with their House in tow
Won renown with their processional[27]
And then the king and noble queen
With a gentle noble mein
Called before them Baron Berend
And to the Laurels said to send[28]
This man of skill with pen and ink
All toasted this with word and drink
A month went by, much too soon
And A&S began to loom[29]
Another Laurel there was named
Lucrece, whose name is rightly famed[30]
While others Pent they strived to win
Which Bethoc won with demure grin[31]

White winter blew down from the north
Septentrians and Skraels set forth
For Greyfells held a joint event[32]
Where hours merriment were spent
With fools and food and taxes new
Of banners for the Pennsic crew[33]
And gifting of the special cup[34]
To Conall who would pick it up[35]
For virtue of his mighty heart
And always doing of his part
Tradition then took them east
To Bastille to fight and feast[36]
Tourneys of both sword and foil
To win both would require toil
Yet Princess entered both the lists
And took the prizes in her fists[37]
Then the bear went dancing sweet[38]
Upon its great and hairy feet
Until the Massacre came round again[39]
And the Laurelate made gain
As Master Berend took his cloak[40]
While many people for him spoke
And Percival, our baron past
Showed his dedication lasts
As on the field he won his fight
Proving once again his might
Now fianna proudly stood[41]
With his fellows as he should
In Thule then arrows took to sky
As archers nocked and let them fly[42]
Then again the Crown changed hands
In the western Ram-held lands[43]
Which meant new heirs must be found
Which was done on boar’s home ground[44]
The bear-born once again took part
With love of consort in their heart
Barons many and Scottish earl[45]
Caused their banner to unfurl
Proud Nigel won for Adrielle[46]
On his knee before her fell
Once more the Crown would be secure
Held by those whose souls are pure

Summer came with heat and sun
Campaigning prep was thus begun
With barked command and steady hand
The halberds raised at Grom’s demand[47]
And marched to turtled bog and fen[48]
Where long they fought and bled and then
At court the arts of peace held sway
As Italian lord went vigil’s way[49]
A vigil sat in AEthelmearc
Piero stayed up in the dark
To hear what words were given him
Until the sun rose on the rim
And before queen and stalwart king
He took the cloak and disc and ring[50]
But among joy sadness too
For back at home the ravens flew
To mark too soon the passing of
One who held the kingdom’s love[51]

With war time done, and fall come in
The Althing called where War had been[52]
Supported people each their side
From the speaker none could hide[53]
Then Nigel took the northern crown[54]
And to his queen in stately gown
He gave it her to wear and rule
His lady stately Jewel of Thule
Then in October tourney held[55]
And the royal family swelled
As Siegfried, De Taahe favoured son
For love of Ragni tourney won

Winter blew in cold and white
Yet could not stop Eleventh Night[56]
To Magistra was passed the Cup[57]
Who kindly held the vessel up
Taxes then were read out loud
To the eager bear-born crowd
Largesse they asked from all at hand
To give to those throughout the land[58]
Then to Monadh away they went
To dance and leap until t’were spent[59]
A Game of Queen’s then turned their heads[60]
Until they fell spent in their beds
But they awoke to bend the bow
And stand with archers in a row[61]
To send the shafts to rapid flight
And shoot from morn until the night
Then to the land of waters rising
For a treat of bold devising[62]
As Siegfried took the lupine throne
And set his foot upon the stone
While Ragni, regal, scepter held
Pride in hearts immensely swelled
For heirs the Royals headed west
Where the rams know what is best[63]
And with their line once more secured
They the kingdom gladly toured

In May the thegn a letter wrote
To recommend a man of cote
Bold Hans as Huscarl was to be
The fyrd to lead on land and sea[64]
Huscarl fame went on to win
As White Bear Fian he fought in[65]
Strong winds then blew across the land[66]
But Þunraz[67] kindly stayed his hand
Though home and hearth may have broke
No lives were lost, no need black cloak
Trillium War again broke out[68]
And Fianna faced a fighter stout
Brave Rorik, former champion
Won the day and challenged in[69]
And with the army traveled south
To take the tiger by the mouth[70]
At a war of mud and rain
Þunraz his wrath he sent again
And sent a bolt from out the sky
In attempt to make men fry
But Nuno thumbed his nose at fate
And smoking still he pulled his weight[71]

Once back home again at ease
Among the wolves and wild trees
Proud Eoforwic its feast day held[72]
In halls where many legends dwelled[73]
A mayor took office with her chain
While puppet law began its reign[74]
And thegn and bannthegn tearful spoke
With a voice that oft times broke
And told their plans to leave their seats
And with their people walk their streets[75]

Then king and queen again came ‘round
Were Crowned upon Septentrian ground[76]
And heirs they sought, from far and near
And found a lion from An Tir
Who fought for Liðr in the fray
And for her glory won the day[77]

The arts of war gave way to peace
For hands of skilled folk never cease
In Thule they gathered, new and old
And of their treasures proudly told
And Ailis of the Marche won praise
For work that took a year of days[78]

And merriment once more held sway
While gnome and princess led the way
For costumed lords and ladies fair
To gambol for the Great White Bear
‘Til herald called for fun to hold
And court was held within the fold
Sweet Baroness, who’d led the way
A Pelican was made that day[79]

Our prince then sought out many folk
Who’d face him on a spread out cloak
Crossed swords with thirty worthy foes
For in his heart a true wolf grows
He faced a legend without fear
And earned our love in rousing cheer[80]

More Peers were made in days to come
The first in Trinovantium,
The Hospitaller, black and white,
Took up the name of worthy knight[81];
The next in rams lands was upraised,
At fair where crafters all amazed,
The phoenix rose up bright anew,
On wings of Pelican he flew.
While phoenix flew bright overhead,
The lupine heirs met those they led,
To hear their words of counsel true,
And in our hearts more love grew.[82]

Until the day came by the lake
Where Oracle the bones did shake,
And lion-wolf and Urðr’s skein
Became our newest king and queen.[83]

And finally the skalds all met
To pay the owing glory debt,
As Anneke and Hersir Grom
Gave sharp axes from their palm,
And cup of fame they then bestowed,
Before departing on their road,
Among the cheers and roars of kin,
The people raised a riotous din,
Great love was held within their heart,
And though saddened that they had to part,
The lands they leave in able hands,
As Dafydd and Mahhild claim bands,
And are enriched by Royal word
To lead the ursine folk and fyrd.[84]
So now with future looking bright,
This skald falls silent in the night,
Awaiting further glorious deeds
To immortalize in song and redes.

APPENDIX A: Notes on the Composition

Written in the style of Erikskrönikan, which is a 14th century Swedish chronicle that used a knittelvers rhyming scheme (rhyming couplets). Like my source, I have written in the so-called “free knittelvers”, which means each line does not have a set number of syllables. If it was done in “strict knittelvers”, each line would have eight or nine syllables. Knittelvers can, or cannot be, split into stanzas. The Swedish knittvelers do not seem to utilize any set meter (such as iambic pentameter), or, at least, Erikskrönikan did not seem to, and so I didn’t either.

APPENDIX B: The term of Grom and Anneke

Baron: Grom meinfretr

Baroness: Anneke the Furious

Warlord: Hans Thorvaldsson (2014-2015)

Armoured Combat Champion: Brendan Hunterson (2012-2013), Rorik of Septentria (2014-2015)

Rapier Champion: Geoffrey Richardson (2012-2015)

Archery Champion: Aurelia Gabriana (2012-2013), Einar Inn Austrifara Josepson (2014-2015)

Thrown Weapons Champion: Christiana MacNamara (2012), Keatelfastr Morgansson (2013), Gerart vander Borch (2014-2015)

Youth Champion: Jasmine of House Galbraith (2012-2015)

Bard: Ailis de Marche (2012-2015)

Armed Forces: The Septentrian Army, the White Bear Fian

Special Award: Bergiefu Cup (pronounced bear-yi-voo): Conall MacEarnain (2013), Nicolaa de Bracton (2014), Normand Hauberkker (2015)

APPENDIX C: Report from the Ursus

April 21 2012 – Investiture of Grom and Anneke Eoforwci

The Septentrian Baronial Investiture event was held in Lindsay, ON on April 21. The focus of the morning court was the retirement of Their Excellencies Percival and Christiana, and the investiture of their successors, Their Excellencies Grom and Anneke. In a simple yet moving ceremony, Percival and Christiana released their retainers and champions, and then to a haunting song sung by THL Asa Gormsdottir, Their Majesties Quilliam and Dagmar took back the baronial coronets. Percival and Christiana than swore fealty as members of the populace and commended to Their Majesties THL Grom and Lady Anneke before retiring from the hall.

The investiture itself began with words from Master Hector, Pelican to THL Grom, and Her Highness Rylyn, Pelican to Lady Anneke, commending their qualities to Their Majesties. They then promised to take up the burden of the Coronets in exchange for fealty as well as certain privileges such as taxation. Our new Baron and Baroness were invested with the ancestral coronets once worn by Aedan and Kaffa and the much newer baronial cloaks, before swearing fealty to Their Majesties and making covenant with the people of Septentria to rule with honesty and integrity. With the new Baron and Baroness safely sitting the High Seats, court was suspended for the day's activities.

Multiple tournaments were conducted for armoured combat, rapier, and youth combat, with one of the list fields being taken over by dancers later in the afternoon. A tasty lunch was provided by Baroness Anne. A number of artisans displayed bear-themed works on the A&S display table, and the afternoon was capped by the auction, conducted by Baron Gunther, which raised $501 for the Septentrian travel fun. THL Percival and THL Christiana (who were not yet again Excellencies) received guests during the afternoon. Many gifts were given, including the memory book assembled by THL Asa.

Evening court saw Their Excellencies' first awards--Golden Bears to THL Lucrece and Lady Kat, who had made their investiture clothing. Their Majesties also bestowed Court Baronies on Percival and Christiana, who then swore an oath of fealty as Barons of Court. Lady Lyda was also presented with a 250 lb scroll in recognition of being added to the Order of the Wain, and THL Augustyn was made a member of the Order of the Crucible.

Dinner ensued quickly thereafter, starting with delicacies of the Middle East followed by more Norse fare. Lord Hans kept the menu simple but filling. While every dish was a delight, nothing produced such sounds of pleasure as the smoked chickens. The evening was crowned by the sailing of the Great Bear of the North, a sugarpaste longship (where everything but the masts and string was edible). The sugarpaste was the work of THL Medb, with shields with the devices of all the Barons and Baronesses of Septentria being painted by various members of Eoforwic. Solid chocolate bears dressed as our new Baron and Baroness and crafted by Lady Jocelyn rode in the ship. The evening concluded with dancing coordinated by Lady Rosalyne.

While the hosting group was Eoforwic, members of every Septentrian canton were involved in some way in running the event. Special thanks go to Petrea Thule and Countess Adrielle in particular for booking the hall, helping with setup, and loaning of tablecloths, pitchers, and candle lanterns.

Reporting by:
Magistra Nicolaa de Brachton of Leicester



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[1] Cordigan and Diane were Baron and Baroness of Septentria when the eastern part of the barony split off to form Ramshaven. They became the first Baron and Baroness of this new barony.
[2] Adrielle completed her term as Baroness alone after Ieuan stepped down during their term.
[3] Cynred Broccan, known as the Broc (badger).
[4] The Investiture of Gtom and Anneke was held on April 21, 2012 in Lindsay.
[5] Master Hector of the Black Height and Princess Rylyn Buchanan spoke on Grom and Anneke’s virtues. From was one of Hector’s protégés while Anneke was a protégé of Rylyn.
[6] Dagmar Halvdan.
[7] Grom and Anneke were invested with the coronets once worn by Aedan and Caffa.
[8] THL (now Mistress) Lucrece and Lady Kat were given the Award of the Golden Bear for making the clothing that Grom and Anneke wore for their Investiture. The Golden Bear is Septentria’s Arts and Sciences award.
[9] THL (now Mistress) Medb created a sugar-paste longship (called the Great Bear of the North) where everything except the mast and rigging was edible. The ship was decorated with the devices of Septentria’s past Barons and Baronesses, and had been painted by the people of Eoforwic.
[10] Coronation took place in the Barony of Ben Dunfirth on April 28, 2012.
[11] Crown Tournament was held in the Canton of Caer Draeth, in the Barony of Septentria, on May 26, 2012.
[12] Pikeman’s Pleasure was held in the Canton of Petrea Thule, Barony of Septentria, on June 2, 2012.
[13] Murder Melee in the Meadow was held in the Barony of Ben Dunfirth from June 7 to June 10, 2012. As usual, Septentria fielded a team.
[14] War of the Trillium was held by the Canton of Ardchreag in the Barony of Septentria between June 30 and July 2, 2012.
[15]  Heimþegar (singular heimþegi) is a collection of royal retainers in Denmark, roughly equivalent to the huscarls of Norway. At War of the Trillium, Grom and Anneke named their champions (their heimþegar). I have used this Danish term as Grom is from Denmark.
[16] THL (now Mistress) Aurelia Gabriana was their Archery Champion.
[17] Lord (now THL) Brendan Hunterson was their Armoured Champion.
[18] Jasmine of House Galbraith was their Youth Champion.
[19] HE Christiana MacNamara was their Thrown Weapons Champion.
[20] Lord Geoffrey Richardson was their Rapier Champion.
[21] Fall Coronation was held in the Shire of Brennestein Vatn on September 22, 2012.
[22] Fall Crown Tourney was held in the Barony of Rising Waters on October 27, 2012.
[23] HE Tiberius of Warwickshire.
[24] HE Streonwald Wulfesbana.
[25] Earl Nigel MacFarlane, KSCA.
[26] THL Tannon the Barbarian.
[27] At Crown a contest was held for the combatants, where each was challenged to bring as much pomp and ceremony to the procession as possible. Nigel and Adrielle won this contest as they processed followed by their retainers, garbed in household colours, and carrying Nigel’s shield, helmet and 16-foot banner.
[28] HE Berend van der Eych was placed on vigil for the Order of the Laurel for his skill at illumination and calligraphy.
[29] Kingdom A&S was held in the Canton of Vest Yorvik in the Barony of Septentria on November 24, 2012.
[30] THL Lucrece de Montsoreau.
[31] The A&S Pentathlon (which requires each entrant to enter five different items from at least three different pre-set categories) was won by Lady Bethoc ingen MaelFechin Fynletyr.
[32] A joint Septentrian-Skraeling Althing Twelfth Night was held in the Canton of Greyfells, in the Barony of Skraeling Althing, onJanuary 12, 2013.
[33] The taxes levied at Twelfth Night were for each canton to make a new banner for a new fighter, fencer, archer or canton member to carry into opening ceremonies.
[34] Most barons and baronesses of Septentria have had a special award of recognition, which to date has always been in the form of a vessel. The people of the barony are charged to keep this vessel full. Grom and Anneke introduced their special award: the Bergiefu Cup (pronouncd bear-yi-voo).
[35] The first recipient of the Bergiefu Cup was Lord Conall MacEarnain.
[36] The yearly Tournoi de Coeur de Clac was held in the Shire of Bastille du Lac on February 2, 2013.
[37] Princess Kaylah won both the armoured and rapier tourneys.
[38] Step Spritely (a dance event) was held by the Canton of Vest Yorvik in the Barony of Septentria on February 9, 2013.
[39] St. Valentine’s Day Massacre was held by the Canton of Caer Draeth in the Barony of Septentria between February 15 and 17, 2013.
[40] HE Berend van der Eych was elevated to the Order of the Laurel for calligraphy and illumination.
[41] HE Percival de Laroque, former Baron of Septentria, successfully entered the White Bear Fian. The Fian is Septentria’s fighting order and challengers must meet certain criteria, and then defeat a current member of the Fian to gain entry.
[42] Late Winter Shoot was held by the Canton of Petrea Thule in the Barony of Septentria on March 23, 2013.
[43] Spring Coronation was held in the Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog in the Barony of Ramshaven on April 27, 2013.
[44] Spring Crown Tourney was held by the Barony of Ben Dunfirth on May 18, 2013.
[45] Earl Nigel MacFarlane fought for Countess Adrielle Kerrec, Baron Streonwald Wulfesbana fought fot Baroness Seonig nic Thomais, and Baron Percival de Laroque fought for Baroness Christiana MacNamara.
[46] Spring Crown was won by Earl Nigel MacFarlane.
[47] Pikeman’s Pleasure was held by the Canton of Petrea Thule in the Barony of Septentria on June 1, 2013.
[48] War of the Trillium was held by the Canton of Ardchreag in the Barony of Septentria from June 27 to July 1, 2013. It was a very wet year, and most of the site was deep in mud.
[49] THL Piero di Paxiti da Vincenza was placed on vigil for the Order of the Laurel.
[50] At Pennsic War, THL Piero di Paxiti da Vincenza was elevated to the Ordr of the Laurel for calligraphy and illumination.
[51] This year tragedy struck the kingdom while many of its populace were away at the Pennsic War. Lady Aevianna of Nordengel was reported missing in the Barony of Skraeling Althing. Those within her barony gathered together to search for her, while those away at Pennsic prayed for her safety. Unfortunately, on July 28, it was discovered that she had been lost to violence. The kingdom was shaken. Never before had the people lost one of their own in such a way. In her memory, Lady Morag made a banner depicting Lady Aevianna’s arms, and this banner was carried into all remaining battles at Pennsic.
[52] The Icelandic Althing was held by the Royal Citie of Eoforwic from September 6 to 8, 2013. It was held on the farm of Mistress Aurelia Gabriana and Lord Graeme de Liste de Cherbourg. War of the Trillium had also previously been held on this site.
[53] At the Althing a court case is heard, overseen by a Lawspeaker (played by Master Hector of the Black Height).
[54] Fall Coronation was held by the Canton of Harrowgate Heath in the Barony of Skraeling Althing on September 28, 2013. It was a very emotional event, as the Heath was Lady Aevianna’s home group.
[55] Fall Crown Tourney was held by the Shire of the March of St. Martin’s on October 26, 2013. It was won by Baron Siegfried Brandbeorn, knight, fighting for Mistress Ragni Dzintara of Amberhall (who was the lady of Siegfried’s former knight, Duke Finnvarr De Taahe). Other Septentrian’s in the tourney were Master Berend van der Eych (fighting for Baroness Mahault of Swynford), Baron Tiberus of Warwickshire (fighting for Baroness Anne Tinker), THL Bjarn Aaronson (fighting for Lady Orlaith inghen Cinada meic Brianin) and Lord Fulk Beauxarmes (fighting for THL Urraca de la Mar).
[56] Septentrian Eleventh Night (Twelfth Night) was held by the Canton of Vest Yorvik in the Barony of Septentria on January 4, 2014.
[57] The Bergifu Cup was given to Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton for the virtue of knowledge.
[58] Taxes for the year were gifts of largesse that the Baron and Baron could hand out.
[59] Step Spritely was held by the Canton of Monadh in the Barony of Septentria on February 1, 2014.
[60] 1587 A Game of Queen’s was held by the Canton of Caer Draeth in the Barony of Septentria on February 8, 2014.
[61] Late Winter Shoot was held by the Canton of Petrea Thule in the Barony of Septentria on March 22, 2014.
[62] Spring Coronation was held by the Barony of Rising Waters on April 26, 2014.
[63] Spring Crown Tourney was held in the Canton of Der Welfengau in the Barony of Ramshaven on May 24, 2014. It was won by Duke Trumbrand fighting for Duchess Kaylah.
[64] As Grom was splitting his time between the armoured and rapier lists, he appointed THL Hans Thorvaldsson as his huscarl (warlord) to lead baronial troops in armoured combat.
[65] Pikeman’s Pleasure was held by the Canton of Petrea thule in the Barony of Septentria on June 7, 2014. At this event, THL Hans Thorvaldsson successfully entered the White Bear Fian.
[66] On June 17, 2014 a tornado touched down in the Canton of Caer Draeth. Though some residents of the canton suffered property damage, no one was seriously harmed.
[67] Þunraz is a Germanic god of thunder.
[68] War of the Trillium was held in the Canton of Ardchreag in the Barony of Septentria from June 26 to July 1, 2014.
[69] On June 29, Lord Rorik of Septentria successfully entered the White Bear Fian.
[70] Pennsic War was held from July 25 to August 10, 2014.
[71] On the 26th a terrible storm blew through Pennsic and Nuno of Eforwic was struck by lightening. Luckily, this good gentle survived unscathed, and was even awarded the Brass Balls of Septentria for continuing to set up tents in the storm.
[72] The Royal Citie of Eoforwic celebrated its 40th anniversary at the Feast of the Bear on the 6th day of September.
[73] The event was held in a church, complete with a beautiful courtyard, and was attended by former Ealdormereans Leif and Morrigan, who were currently the King and Queen of Drachenwald. Several figures of Eoforwic’s and Septentria’s past were in attendance that day, including THL Hereward the Far-dweller, Lord Nicolae Cioranu and Lord Lothar von Wulfing, the one and so far only Hero of Septentria.
[74] At baronial court THL Lyda Langrackrsdottir was invested as mayor of the city, while Badrielle was named sheriff. (Badrielle is a puppet version of Duchess Adrielle Kerrec.)
[75] Baron and Baroness, Grom and Anneke, announced that they would soon be retiring from the High Seats of Septentria. This was met with shouts of denial and surprise. As Their Excellencies expressed their pride and joy in the time they had served their people, the crowd gave voice to cries of Wassail and thunderous applause. As tears ran down Her Excellencies face, the young daughter of Lady Ellaire de Troyes, flew across the room, throwing herself into Anneke's arms, giving her a huge hug.
[76] The Coronation of Trumbrand III and Kaylah III, was held on September 27, 2014, in the Canton of Vest Yorvik.
[77] Fall Crown Tourney was held on October 25, 2014, in the Canton of Caldrithig. Sir Steinnar Aggarson won, fighting for THL Liðr Lang-Akason. Steinnar originally hailed from the kingdom of An Tir though he now lived in Septentria. Other Septentrians taking part in Crown were: Duke Nigel MacFarlane fighting for Duchess Adrielle Kerrec, THL Graem de Cherbourg fighting for Mistress Aurelia Gabriana, Baron Tiberius of Warwickshire fighting for Baroness Anne Tinker, THL Brendan Hunterston fighting for Lady Kaisa Haapalainen, and Lord Jack Mungo fighting for Lady Eeva the Restless.
[78] Queen’s Prize Tourney was held on November 22, 2014, in the Canton of Petra Thule. Lady Ailis de le Marche won the Judges’ Prize for her display on herbs. Baroness Christiana MacNamara was put on vigil for the Order of the Pelican.
[79] Septentrian 12th Night was held on January 17, 2015, in the Canton of Ardchreag. The Lord and Lady of Misrule—Bjarn Aaronsson and Orlaith—were dressed in period garb based on the Travelocity gnome and Princess Leia. The cantons paid their taxes of largesse items. They are asked to do the same for the new baron and baroness to come, and to make them a welcome basket. The Bergiefu Cup was not awarded as the recipient was not in attendance. Baroness Christiana MacNamara was elevated to the Order of the Pelican.
[80] Tournoi de Coeur des Glace was held on January 31, 2015, in the Shire of Bastille du Lac. HRH Steinnar came in first in the fighting tourney, defeating Earl Syr David Martin Failsworth (First Prince of the Principality of Ealdormere, and First King of the Kingdom of Ealdormere). Eirik Andersen was elevated to the Order of the Pelican. Graf Siegfried Brandbeorn was put on vigil for the Order of the Pelican.
[81] On March 7 at Winter War in the Shire of Trinovantia Nova, Baron Tiberius of Warwickshire was elevated to the Order of Chivalry.
[82] On April 11, in the Barony of Ramshaven, at Kingdom A&S, Sir Siegfried Brandbeorn was elevated to the Order of the Pelican. TRHs also held a vigil that day to converse with the populace.
[83] On April 25th, the Coronation of Steinarr and Lyðr was hosted by the Shire of Bastille du Lac.
[84] On March 11 it was announced that Dafydd and Mahhild would be the next Baron and Baroness of Septentria. On May 2, in the lands of Septentria, Skeldergate hosted Septentrian Investiture. Before stepping down, Grom and Anneke awarded the Cup of Bergifu to Lord Normand Hauberkker for exemplifying the virtue of generosity. Dafydd and Mahhild were then invested as the new Baron and Baroness of Septentria.

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