Award Recommendations and History Lesson
- Greetings All
If you look at our Kingdom Calendar we are going to be graced with
the Crown's presence twice this coming winter. This means we have two
opportunities for members of our populace to be recognized for their
service, arts, and marshal skills.
Please consider recommending people for awards to be granted at both
Vanished Wood's "All Souls" in November and Tree-Girt-Sea's "12th
Night" in January. Their Majesties are always looking to hear from us
on the good works and efforts of the people we live alongside.
You can check the Order of Precedence here first to see if the award
has already been given:
You can then submit your recommendation using the Kingdom's online
Now as I was looking over awards myself I noticed something
On May 25, 1980 the Crown gave the Award of the Purple Fretty to the
The Barony of Murye Holt (Southern suburbs, dissolved in 1984)
The College of Grey Gargoyles
The Province of Tre-girt-sea
The Shire of Rokkehealdon
The Shire of Vanished Wood
Looks like the entire Chicagoland area groups were recognized for
service at the same time.
I know Grey Gargoyles had just hosted the Coronation of Talymar gan y
Llyn and Valmai Arcalien earlier that month and that the awards were
granted at the Crown Tourney won by Laurelen Darksbane and Ithriliel
Does anyone know more of the story? Sounds like it would have been a
very exciting moment during Court to watch all of these groups
recognized together. If you know, please share I'd love to hear the
Your Servant to Command,
~Philip White, Ayreton Seneschal
- Craig wrote:
>Looks like the entire Chicagoland area groups were recognized forI've asked my lady (who was not active locally at the time, but shortly
>service at the same time.
>I know Grey Gargoyles had just hosted the Coronation of Talymar gan y
>Llyn and Valmai Arcalien earlier that month and that the awards were
>granted at the Crown Tourney won by Laurelen Darksbane and Ithriliel
>Does anyone know more of the story? Sounds like it would have been a
>very exciting moment during Court to watch all of these groups
>recognized together. If you know, please share – I'd love to hear the
afterwards), and she had vague memories of 2 possibilities. The first is
that the Coronation of Talymar and Valmai may have been organized on
The other is that at some time, Talymar made a progress through the
western portions of the Midrealm, and the Chicago-area groups hosted him
during this. He and his entourage were housed, fed, and gifts were made
during a several-week period, during which he traveled to events further
west (into what is now Northshield), and returned to our area rather
than all the way eastward.
Hopefully this will spark other memories.