72nd King and Queen of Calontir’s Coronation
You can tell I’ve been busy since my trip to St. Augustine by the photos I’ve posted. I became Lonely Tower’s A&S champion at its 33rd birthday party, taught a blogging class at Lilies War, went to the Known World Heraldry and Scribal Symposium as well as doing my BLT Social Media job. And I am loving every minute of it.
TRM Donngal and Catalina’s Final Court
Coronation displays Calontir’s utmost grandeur. Their Majesties Donngal and Catalina‘s final court was undiminished by the plunder the regalia suffered during their reign. They began by releasing their Champions and their many retinue. All served them admirably as their Kingdom’s heirs and its rulers.
After the retinue was released and the accouterments secured comes my biggest tearjerker. His Majesty tenderly removes the Queen’s crown. This act always touches my heart.
When the Calontir thrones stand empty and the Kingdom is most vulnerable to attack all the knights present assemble to protect the sovereign lands.
During this solemn transition four of Calontir’s bards boastfully tell the ever-growing honorable lineage of Calontir’s Royalty
As the lineage is read, court heralds change places. Calontir’s ancient crowns – only worn during the coronation ceremony – are placed. And the Royal Copes are draped over the thrones. All is ready for the coming new rulers.
While processing in the Prince is verified as the Crown Tournament winner and for being Calontir’s next lawful ruler. His Highness Anton takes the venerable crown and places it on his own head.
After Her Highness hears what it means to act as a queen and giving her fealty oath, King Anton places the Queen’s ancient crown on Yseult’s head. She is now Calontir’s Queen and is draped with the Royal cope.
Their Majesties next take the Knights’ oaths. And the kingdom’s safety is restored.
Each Peerage Order then gives their separate fealty oath to Their Royal Majesties. I did not photograph them all because they look similar to the knights’ photo I took. Just different people’s backs and heads. But I did take one each of Calontir’s growing Order of Defense and its six baronial couples.
I missed many photos. If you want to see other people’s pics they’re on Calontir’s community web gallery.
Happenings Between Courts
After the morning court I found time to eat, chat with friends and see the crafts others were working. A few blocks away martial arts activities were happening. A bit far for me anymore and still stay alert driving home two hours.
TRM Anton and Yseut’s First Court
And then it was time for the first court of Their Majesties Anton and Yseult. I arrived early choosing a seat on the second floor getting a view I don’t often have. A bird’s eye view.
Then the Court Herald called ” All rise” and the procession began.
Their Majesties Anton IV and Yseult’s first order of business was calling up their Order of the Calontir Cross. They welcomed Jürgen Weiter von Landstuhl into this assiduous group.
Their Royal Majesties then presented Lady Adelaide Dewey with a Torse.
Next they made Countess Catalina a Duchess. She has elegantly and resolutely served the Kingdom twice as Queen.
But what’s that on his head? There’s something new. A Court Barony coronet presented in this mornings court.
And lastly Lord Ivan Porvinin was given a well deserved Leather Mallet.
I don’t catch everything happening in court. I’m focusing on snapping photos. And I don’t take notes. To be sure I didn’t miss something important you can read M. Dorcas Whitecaps’ court report in the trusty Falcon Banner.
The evening court was fun to watch but I was glad Their Majesties held it earlier than scheduled. Something unusual for “SCA time” which traditionally runs late. I could easily make it back to Lonely Tower’s territory and retrieve my dog from daycare before it closed. A welcomed blessing for my travels.
Related Prior Post:
- Damien II and Issabell’s Coronation Day Photos
- Coronation of Their Majesties Duncan Bruce of Logan and Ylva Jonsdottir