Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

A Bardic Hopeful Declares with Dulcet Tones!

A few days ago Lady Brigette de Sainte Mere-Église declared herself to us as a bardic champion hopeful, and sang this beautiful song for us as a part of her declaration. Here is the lyrics and her simple statement. 

"My lord my champion you'll be 
For your valor and courage won't wavier. 
Your purpose is noble I see 
With my love do I offer my favor. 
Please wear this small token for me 
With. So the greatest of might for my honor 
From the righteous cause do not flee. 
May your greatness be known the world over.

Fight for my honor and fight for the glory 
And fight for the king of the land. 
Fight from the heart and I'll give you my love, 
Till the end of the world is at hand.

For you my task it shall be 
To provide you with true inspiration, 
I’ll stand by you with gentility 
To sustain you through hell and damnation. 
Your behavior will reflect upon me
Be it ever befitting your station, 
By example of true courtesy 
We will both make our mark on this nation.
When this day into battle you go To defend the poor folk of the land, In this war you must vanquish our foe For the right of our king you must stand. My love will go with you, you know as you enter the field sword in hand With the lord protecting you so May you return with the victory grand CH
In the days of quiet and peace To the tournament fields you will end You will fight with whomever you please Be it noble or neighbor or friend You will perform with the grace and the ease That my love's inspiration might send Your opponent's will drop to their knees And declare you the victor again.

With this song of courtly love written by Lady Maeve Ronan, I declare my intent to be your Baronial Bard."

Friday, May 13, 2016

A Noble steed of the Hael declares for his rider, an Equestrian Champion hopeful.

I intercepted this message from my heretofore trusty steed. Feeling that his nefarious deeds have been punished enough, I forward it to you. In service, and with the anticipation of serving as your equestrian champion, 

Ysabeau Tiercelin

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Friend and Fool...the first bardic hopeful declares!

Unto Their Excellencies Magnus de Lyons and Miriel du Lac does The Honorable Fool Dagonell the Juggler, Haelie by right of birth, and citizen forever by the whim, will and wish of Their Excellencies Donnchad Iain MacGafriadh and Ailionora MacGafriadh, sent warmest greetings.

It is my intent to become their excellencies chief entertainer, delighting young and old alike with story and song, puppetry, juggling, and magic.

To that end, I intend to match my skills against bard and minstrel, troubadour and jongleur alike.

In Service,

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

True of virtue and strong of sword, another steps forward to declare himself for Champion!

To Their Excellencies Magnus and Miriel, Baron and Baroness of the Rhydderich Hael, Greeting from your loyal subject Sir Maynard von dem Steine. I declare my intent to compete, in most honorable combat, the right to hold the baronial sword, stand by your side and protect you and your people.

As your champion and knight, I will uphold the virtues of chivalry:

Prowess – I will take up any challenge to you and defend your lands from our enemies.

Humility – I will put your needs and the needs of your people before my own. I will not boast or brag of my accomplishments nor seek fame or fortune.

Honesty – I will tell no lie and be truthful in all things.

Loyalty – I will remain devoted to you, the Barony, and the kingdom.

Largesse – I will give all that is asked to your people, save the armor and weapons I will need to carry out my duties.

Courage – I will have the strength to fight through the fear and pain and never waiver under adversity.

Justice – I will carry out your will, be fair and righteous at all times

- In service and faith Maynard von dem Steine

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Another rattan hopeful declares from the reaches of the Canton!

Please hear the words of Fearghus Mac Eoin,

Your Excellencies, I would like to reassert my desire be considered for the honor of Baronial champion and represent Your Excellencies in the Seven Pearls tournament in August. It would be my deepest honor to represent the Barony I now call home. While mundane life currently prevents me from attending the Barony's meetings and practices know that the Red Boar sharpens his sword against our neighbors in the East weekly and helps to train Aethelmearc's army at the regional practices in preparation for the coming war.

Yours in Service

Fearghus Mac Eoin

Monday, May 9, 2016

Another declares! Art & Science and Thrown.

Unto the Baron and Baroness of The Rhydderich Hael, does  THL Eleanore Godwin send greetings.

I am putting my name forth for consideration for two champion positions in the Rhydderich Hael.  First; as A&S Champion for the Rhydderich Hael. I have served the Barony and Kingdom for many years, putting forth many beautiful works of awards, and prize scrolls. I am involved in the baronial scribal community and in the kingdom scribal community as well. I work hard to improve my craft, encourage others to participate, as well as supporting the growth of the arts. I intend to attend War Practice, Baronial Champs, Spring Academy, Pax, Seven Pearls, Fall Academy, and Kingdom A&S Championship.  Herein is a sample of my works.

Second; It is also my intent to declare that I wish to be considered  for the position of Baronial Thrown Weapons Champion. I have served the Barony as Champion many years ago. I am good thrower, I am a good teacher, understanding the safety on the range , and love the thrill of seeing a new thrower be successful on the range. I have competed many times, both inside the barony, and in more than one kingdom, in Aethelmearc Kingdom Champs, and have won the Lady Mary Memorial Tourney for Thrown Weapons in the Barony of Rising Waters, in the Kingdom of  Ealdormere.  I will be attending War Practice, Pax, Baronial Champs, Brass Ring, and the Seven Pearls event. It is my wish to carry the honor of the Barony to other places, and show others the vibrancy of life in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael.
In service;
THL Eleanore Godwin

Friday, May 6, 2016

Another steps forward to declare...plus a bunny!

My apologies if we are skipping the order that these are coming in. Her Excellency and I are rapidly trying to catch up with the overwhelming number of responses to our call for possible Baronial Champions! Here is another...please hear the words of Simonetta di Alfassi and....her bunny!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Another Champion hopeful vying for all but two Champion positions!

A man of many talents Lord Wolfgang Starcke throws his hat into the ring!

"Greetings from Lord Wolfgang Starcke, once and future Iron Man of the Rhydderich Hael. Disturbing word has reached me of a great shortage of contenders for various champion positions in our fine barony. To help remedy this, I offer my services to your Excellencies as rattan champion, rapier champion, thrown weapons champion, archery champion and Arts & Sciences champion. I would add equestrian champion, but the horses are all plotting against me. I consider my absence from the bardic competition a service to the entire Kingdom, not just the barony.  

With all that said, I will happily serve in whatever capacity you desire."

Now we need that bardic hopeful.....?