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The Lance of the Sable Lion An Tir

Unto Duchess Elspeth Trelawney MacNaughton, Premier Patroness, Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, Our Most Noble Cousins of the Company of the Azure Rose, Trimaris, and the gracious and glorious Ladies of the Berfrois, doth the Lance of the Sable Lion of An Tir send Greetings.
 
The Lance of the Sable Lion of An Tir this day will number three.  First, please let me introduce myself to you.  I am, Queen Angharad Banadaspus Drakenhefd.  Six times have I reigned as Queen of the grand and glorious Kingdom of An Tir.  No other awards or distinctions that I may hold surpasses this honor.
 
Many miles will I have traveled to meet with my cousins of Trimaris upon the field of the Tournament of the Wolf Moon, in the Emprise of the Azure Rose.  I will carry the favor of the people of An Tir, in whose honor I do ride and to whom I give my all every day of my life, until such time as I depart my throne.
 
I will bear the Arms of the Queen An Tir:  Checky Or and argent, a lion rampant, tail forked and nowed sable, crowned gules, grasping in dexter forepaw a wreath of hearts, points to center, alternating with roses gules, barbed and seeded proper.
The motto I will bear is:  Non deest generoso in pectore virtus - There is no lack of courage in a noble heart.
 
The second member of the Lance of the Sable Lion of An Tir, who will ride beside me, is Her Ladyship Donwenna La Mareschale, a Companion of the Ordo Equi of An Tir and thus well suited to the field of combat.
 
She comes before you as Captain of the Lance of  St. Anne, and a Companion of the Company of the Sable Rose Argent of An Tir, for the glory and honor of horse and rider upon the field of this glorious Emprise.
 
She shall be known by her Arms on her billet:  Sable muletty argent, a palomino horse contourney courant proper, in chief a tilting lance fesswise reversed Argent.

She and her destrier shall compete wearing: Sable, muletty argent.  Her motto is that of the Company of St. Anne:  Cum honore equitate, vincete omnibus gloriam! - We ride with Honor, we win Glory for All!

She shall be known by her crest: A great fan of black ostrich feathers overlaid with white ostrich feathers and three eyes of peacock feathers in base and surmounting all, a white star.

Know HL Donwenna also by her accomplishments: Lady of the Society, Holder of the Tower of Dreiburgen , Holder of the Illuminated Tower of Dreiburgen for Equestrian Arts, Companion of the Order of the Harp Argent for Equestrian Arts, Holder of the Horse Token from the Princess of the Mists, Companion of the Goutte de Sang, Holder of the Jambe De Leone...and perhaps the only Society member to ever hold both a Caid Dolphin and an Aquaterra Dolphin--aye, a  pod of dolphins for service!
 
Know her by her lineage as Student to the most Glorious Baroness Anastasia
Alexandrovna Andreeva, Companion to the Laurel, Order of the Carp, and Order of the Coeur de Lyon.

Know her by her service to Queens! It was her honor in Caid to serve with her destrier, Venus, on the Queen's Horse Guard for Their Royal Majesties: Alisandra, Larissa, Deshive, Ceinwen, Darla,and Trista.  By Right of Arms she won Her Majesty Darla’s, Queen’s Equestrian Championship.  She doth now stand as retinue in service to me, Queen Angharad, of AN TIR.
 
And it was her honor to provide further service to all of the Society as the Third SCA-wide Equestrian Officer.  She created the Society Equestrian Marshallate badge that all of Equestrian Marshals across the Known World now bear.  She now serves as an Equestrian Marshal of An Tir and Society-wide Equestrian Marshal of the Field.

She is the Founding Seneschal of the Shire of Earnrokke and is Equestrian Champion to the Barony of Dragon’s Laire.
She rides for the honor of her right-beloved husband and champion, His Lordship Agelos Evienece and her brave son, Giraldus Evienece, whose favors she bears. She hails from the Shire of Earnrokke, in the great Kingdom of An Tir!

The third member of the Lance of the Sable Lion of An Tir, who will ride beside me, is Lady Cornelia Cheval-Noir, who currently serves on the Royal Equestrian Guard of An Tir.

Know her by her (pending) arms:  Argent, issuant from a fountain, a horse salient sable and a bordure vert.

Know her also by her Crest:  A black horse's head.
Her motto is:  As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Lady Cornelia is a holder of the Sable Chime for bardic prowess.  Winner at this year’s Great Western War Emprise.  And the owner of the noble Friesian steed, Tjeerd.
 
She rides for the honor of her noble son, Tallis le Magne. And her heart is pledged forever to her true love and husband, one of the greatest bards in An Tir: Terry of the Clan McQuirk.

Lady Cornelia doth say unto you:  “I call all equestrians to ride with honor, but more than that, with JOY, for there is no better pastime, say I, than spending happy hours in the company of noble friends, both equine and human. It is my delight to ride this day, to banish fear and ride forth in peace and celebration.”
Our noble steeds shall come from the fields of Trimaris, and though we know them not, we shall be well pleased to compete upon these strong-hearted destriers.
 
We three ladies upon this field do come, to do honor in the name of the Companions of the Companies of the Rose throughout the Knowne World, for the honor of the Ladies of the Berfrois, and to represent our fair Kingdom of An Tir.  We will ride upon the field in the quest of noble camaraderie, great deeds and word fame.  We do hope that our words and deeds do us the honour of entry in the Emprise of the Azure Rose.  We look forward to many days and nights of joyous friendship and honor both upon and off the field in the noble land of Trimaris.
 
By our hand this 29th day of December, Anno Societatis, XL, 
 
Queen Angharad, An Tir
 
Premiere Patroness of the Company of the Sable Rose, Argent
Hail unto Your Most Majestic Queen Angharad Banadaspus Drakenhefd, Great Sable Lioness of the Mighty Kingdom of An Tir, Guardian of Tir Righ, Avacal and The Summits, born of the Three Mountains,
 
Hail unto our beloved friend and teacher Her Ladyship Donwenna La Mareschale and Hail unto the most gracious Lady Cornelia celebrated Bard of An Tir and unto The Most Noble Company of the Sable Rose Argent.  Our deepest regards sent also to all the noble folk of Your fair kingdom of An Tir. 
 
Your most humble servant Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose does send these greetings upon this the day of Saint Melania hoping her blessing finds You and Your people well.
 
Your Most Gracious Majesty, we all look in awe to the western horizon to the bright star that comes our way.  Words cannot express how happy we are in the knowing that You and Your Lance of the Sable Lion shall make the arduous journey to our fair Kingdom Trimaris to join with our Most gracious Queen Judith and Most beloved Princess Maisie and our Most treasured Patroness Duchess Elspeth Trelawney MacNaughton in celebration of the Roses of the knowne world.
 
We are ever thankful that our friends of An Tir have so strongly taken up the reins of our cause.  Those of us bound together as the Rose Companies being resolved to better exalt the virtues of prowess, courage, honesty, largess, loyalty, faith, courtesy and franchise to the betterment of our souls and the benefit of all in celebration of the Roses of the knowne world.

 

To give right and proper due to the great and noble Roses who have sheltered us all in their loving arms.  Know that you shall be joined by many horsemen and swordsman of great renown who shall do right and well to honor these flowers of chivalry. 
 
We wish you safe passage through the kingdoms of the world and may you be protected in your journey.
 
The trumpeters are called to field to herald the arrival of our Most loved cousins of the West!
The hall is set in splendor to welcome the Noble Lion to the Sea.
 
In Service Unto You and The Roses
Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan
Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose 
"Facta non Verba"
 

Lady Sunnifa inn gladi Svewnsdottir

Hail unto Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan of Renwick, Baroness Brenna Caitlin MacGrioghair and Premier Patroness, Duchess Elspeth Trelawney MacNaughton. Health and fair time of day, joy and good wishes. I do salute you and the Shire of Riversmor, for joyous am I writting this missive.

 

Long I have waited to return to the Tourney fields of Trimaris. As a Premier Companion of the Company of The Azure Rose, it is my honor and privilege to tender my intent to stand as a venent upon the field in the Tournament of the Wolf Moon, on the morning of the 7th day of January, in year of our Lord 2006.
I summon up remembrance of Tournaments past. I have long dreamt of many of my horsemen peer of The Lance of the Azure Rose galloping o"er the grassy carpet of the Tourney field in all-triumphant splendor. I shall strive to do honor to our ancestors and uphold the banner of Chivalry for the Crown and the Kingdom, meeting all who will answer and give challenge to me that day.

 

I bear in own right the arms awarded unto me by their Majesties Odo FitzHugh and Elena de Neuham: Gules, on a sun in splendor or, a horse's head couped sinister, sable; my motto: Vita brevis and by my crest;a horse's head couped, sable.

 

You shall know me by my linage and accomplishments as follows: Premier Companion to the Company of the Azure Rose, whose colors I display on my lance; argent, azure rose; Cadet to Don Alain De la Vignerie, Apprentice to Duchess Dulcia McPherson; Equestrian Champian of the Emprise of the Azure Rose Tournament in the year of our Lord 2002; awarded the Order of the Trade Winds Trimaris by their Majesties Odo FitzHugh and Elena de Neuham, for servive to the Crown and Kingdom.

 

By her grace and for her honor, I carry onto the field, the favor of one of Trimaris' true shining stars, and my inspiration, Duchess Brighid Caileen of the Moors.
I travel forth upon my mighty steed, Caper. You will know him by his color, sable, argent. He is pure air and fire, and the dull elements of earth and water never appear in him, but only in patient stillness while I mount him. When I bestride him, I soar, I am as a hawk. He trots the air, the earth sings when he touches it, the beat of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes.

 

As truth and beauty shall together thrive, to thee I send this written ambassage, the 7th day of December in the year of our Lord 2005.
 
 
Yours in Service to Crown, Kingdom, and "The Dream"
 
Lady Sunnifa inn gladi Svewnsdottir
Premier Companion of the Company of the Azure Rose

 


Unto Your Most Gracious Lady Sunnifa inn gladi Svewnsdottir doth I Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, Marshal of the Emprise of the Azure Rose send greetings on this the day of Saint Romaric monk of Habendum at Remiremont.  Hoping His Blessings find thee well.

 

It is with a glad heart that I welcome you to the field of honor.  I know in my heart that as one of my own company you will shine as your sun in splendor. 

 

May you be inspired to greatness that day by our Most Noble Patronesses Duchess Elspeth Trelawney MacNaughton and Duchess Brighid Caileen of the Moors.
May you be protected until we meet upon that golden field.

 

Yours in Service
Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan
Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose

 


Lady Nem Inghean Dochartaigh

 

Hail unto Baroness Brenna Caitlin MacGrioghair of Renwick, Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan and Premier Patroness Duchess Elspeth Trelawney MacNaughton, from Lady Nem Inghean Dochartaigh this Thirteenth Day of December in the Year 2005 of the Gregorian reckoning. 

 

It is my honor and privilege to send my intent to stand as a Venant upon the field in the Tournament of the Wolf Moon. It is with great hope that the Ladies of the Rose find my request acceptable and welcome me onto their field on the fair morning of January Seventh, 2006. 

 

Look to the north, for I take the field alone, you shall recognize me by my device,  Per bend vert and azure, a horseshoe and a broken snafflebit chevron wise argent.  You will know me by my accomplishments, Award of Arms give to me by Their Meridian Majesties Radu and Broinnfhiona,  Champion of the Shire of Smythekeep 1999 - 2000, Champion of the Barony of Storvik 2004, Meridian Hippantrian 2000-2001, former Meridian Marshall, member of The Rams Heart, Cavalry Captain of the Company of the White Horse, Order of Denial, Order of the Estoile and a Member of the largest household in the Knowne World, Shadow Legion   I shall ride for the Honor and Pride of my husband Randver Askmaor, for my barony, Brighthills, and the greater glory of my Kingdom, Atlantia.   Meeting all who answer or give challenge to me that great day of January.

 

By my hand this Thirteenth day of December, 2005

 

Lady Nem Inghean Dochartaigh,

Per bend vert and azure, a horseshoe and a broken snafflebit chevronwise argent

 
Illegitimis nil carborundum

 


 

Warmest greetings to our dear friend Lady Nem Inghean Dochartaigh,

on this the day of Saint Drostan of the Scots hoping his blessings find thee well.

 

We are most glad that you will make the long and arduous journey from the Most Glorious Kingdom of Atlantia to share the field of honor with our companions and those who would join you on the field of honor.

 

May you be inspired to greatness that day by the Most Radiant Duchess Simone and Beauteous Countess Judith who also travel to our lands from your fair kingdom.

May you be all protected until we meet upon that Golden Field.

 

In Service to the Rose

Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan

Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose   

 


The Honorable Lady Svana Mjobeina

 

Unto Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan does The Honorable Lady Svana Mjobeina send warmest greetings,

Your Excellency,

 

By these letters do I announce my intent to participate in this great mounted tournament of our most Southern lands, the Emprise of the Azure Rose - Tournament of the Wolf Moon, seventh day of January.
Know me by my accomplishments and office as Kingdom Equestrian Officer for Meridies: former Marshal of Horse for Meridies, as a Companion of the Order of the Argent Lance, awarded an Award of Arms and a Grant of Arms, and local service awards and recognitions.

Know me by my affiliation with the Lance of Saint Martin of Tours who will proudly stand the field at next years Gulf Wars to all comers, with the Company of the Argent Rose whose sole goal is to pay homage to our wonderful Ladies of the Rose who have come before and who will not be forgotten, and with the Meridian Calvary whose numbers grow stronger with each passing practice.

 
Know me by my colors of gules and or, by my crest of an Or compass star, my motto "Furchten Sie Keine Wahreit", and by my noble steed Asgard Warrior (Zeke). I proudly bear a belt from Mistress Natalya Berkatova Veronina called Talitha. I ride for the honor and love of my lord husband, The Honorable Lord Fulke Grim called Ursus, whom I declare to be the most gallant of all men. All who will dispute my words may meet me upon the field to test their inspiration against mine!
 
For honor, glory, and truth, I remain,
The Honorable Lady Svana Mjobeina

 


Greetings unto my most Beloved friend Honorable Lady Svana Mjobeina, Black Swan of Meridies.  Long have we waited for this day when our treasured friends from our Motherland Meridies could join us upon the field in celebration of our cherished Roses. 
 
We dance with joy in knowing you will make the journey with so many of our Meridian cousins. 
 

May you be inspired to greatness that day by the Your Most Radiant Patroness Countess Hannah who also travels to our lands from your fair kingdom.

May you be all protected until we meet upon that Golden Field.

 

Yours In Friendship Forever

Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan

Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose


Lord Logan Silveraxe

 

Unto Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, The Lovely ladies of The Rose, and the Trimarian Calvary do I, Lord Logan Silveraxe, send warm and most hearty greetings!
I am sending this missive to inform you of my intent to travel to your fair land and compete in your Emprise, and test my skills against the many worthy riders that I am sure to face, all for the joy of the Ladies of the Rose, and who so ever else is there to watch. And, if God wills it, to slay with my javelin, all the evil haybales I can find.
 
I am known as the Kings Lancer for His Royal Majesty Boru, Champion for Duchess Elspeth, And also Keeper of the Magic Horse known as Sundance who is my most valiant mount and will be carrying for the Emprise.
  
I am also a member of the Lance of Saint Martin of Tours, and and the Saint Olaf tourney Company, and the Meridian Calvary. 
I am known by the arms gules, a chevron proper, a chevron averted and abased, two double bit axes in chevron, argent, but will be wearing the heraldic badges of her Grace Duchess Elspeth, represented as gules, a Celtic "e" surmounted with a ducal coronet or.
 

 In service to God, my King, and my patroness,

Lord Logan Silveraxe


Greetings unto my Most Good and Noble Friend Lord Logan Silveraxe,
 
Glad hearted I am that you will be making the journey to the land of three seas to honor Your Most Noble Patroness Duchess Elspeth Trelawney MacNaughton who honors us as well as our Glorious Patroness Rose.  Most honored you are to be favored by this Grand Duchess.  May she inspire you to the Great deeds I know you capable of. 
Most Joyous do we find the news that Your Sister Svana shall take the field with you.  We are honored to see the banner of Saint Martin of Tours upon our field.
 
May you be all protected until we meet upon that Golden Field.

 

Yours In Friendship
Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan

 

"Many men boast about what they would do for Love: where are their works?

I hear their speeches well enough,  but I would like to see her ask a single one of them to serve her as I am setting out to serve.  

A man who must go into exile for love: there is a man who loves. Now behold how she draws me across the sea away from my native tongue. 

And if my lord were living, Saladin and all his army could not move me one foot away from home."


Lady Godiva Longstaff

Mi' Lord Morgan Longstaff

Unto Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose, does Lady Godiva Longstaff send greetings on this day of Saint Adelaide, hoping this missive finds you in good health and spirits.

 

Your Excellency, it is my honor and privilege to tender my intent to stand forth upon the field in the Emprise of the Azure Rose on the morning of January 7th.  It is my hope Your Excellency finds my request acceptable and welcomes me unto field on that fair morning.

 

It is my intent to take the field with my son Morgan Longstaff and my sisters in arms as a Companion of the Company of the Azure Rose.  I will bear with me the token and honor of one of Trimaris' Jewels and a Patroness of our Company: Baroness Delilia Castillo la Luna Rosa. I shall ride for the Pride of my Company and my Household Luna Rosa, meeting all who will answer or give challenge to me that day.

 

I bear in my own right the arms granted unto me by Their Majesties Mittion von Weald and Brighid Caileen of the Moors.  Know also, that I was chosen Equestrian Champion of Trimaris by right of arms at the third Emprise of the Azure Rose in the year of our Lord 2005.

 

You shall know me by my device Purpure, a chevalier on horseback sinister, chief increscent and decrescent Or, within a bordure Vert and by my crest, Sable, wings displayed.  Know me also by my motto, Domina servare

 

Biding at your leisure, Your Excellency, in hopes that you will receive my request in good heart and find me an honorable entrant upon the field.

 

Lady Godiva Longstaff


 

 
Unto my dearest friend Lady Godiva Longstaff, Golden Valkyrie of Trimaris do I Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan send greetings this season of Yule.  Hoping this missive finds thee well. 
 
Most Glad are we to know that you will honor your house and Our Most Beloved Baroness Delilia as you take the field with the Most Noble Company of the Azure Rose.  
 
May all that love you inspire you to great deeds upon that Golden Field. 
 
Be noble! And the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping, but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own.

In Service to the Rose

Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan
Marshal of the Company Azure Rose

Lady Meghan Blackheart

Hail Unto Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose, does Lady Meghan Blackheart send greetings on this the day of Saint Cyril, hoping this missive finds thee well. 

 

I, Meghan Blackheart, a premier companion of the Company of the Azure Rose,

shall journey to set my eyes upon the great oaks of the Shire of Riversmor, to raise my lance in friendship against all comers in the glorious Emprise of the Azure Rose. Long have I waited to see our company come together in such splendid pageantry in the spirit of chivalry and comradery to give due reverence to our resplendent Roses and uphold our company motto " Facta non Verba", deeds not words.   Proud I am to join my Meridian and Antirian cousins in this most noble pursuit on this most sacred ground.

 

I claim my right to come to this field by my lineage as squire to Earl Brendan McAengus,  who was squired to Earl Quentin Wrengard ap Rhys, who was in turn squired to Baron Tanek of Atlantia.  Earl Brendan being a son of House Goldstar whose heroic history is dated to the venerable Duke Verron, First Prince of Trimaris.

 

I further attest by these awards doth I claim my worthiness:

 

My arms awarded to me by TRM Treve and Carmanetta, Companion of the Argent Palm granted to me by TRM Martin and Islay and Companion of the Silver Saddle bestowed by TRM Mittion and Caileen. 

 

It has also been my honor to serve my magnificent Kingdom of Trimaris as Marshal of the Horse.

 

I shall be astride my most steadfast destrier Vixen, a veteran of many wars against the Kingdom of Ansteorra who have since found peace with Trimaris.  My brave steed shall carry me upon this  field whilst I bear the token of my beloved daughter, Jordan Danielle of Darkwater and ride in honor of Countess Cherish Fitzgerald, illustrious jewel in the majestic Crown that is Trimaris.

 

Be it known to all that make challenge for this prize, to look to me and know me by my colors: A Gyronny of eight, Azure and Argent, charged with a heart Sable.

 

For Glory and Honor and Love of the Horse  

 

Lady Meghan Blackheart

Premier Companion of Company of the Azure Rose


 

Warmest Greetings to my dearest friend Lady Meghan Blackheart from Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose on this the day of Saint Cyril, hoping his blessings find thee well. 

 

What heartfelt joy I have found in the knowing that you will join your companions, Lady Godiva and Lady Sunnifa and take up the banner of chivalry for our fine company who know that they shall be everywhere and always the champions of our Roses.

 

May you be inspired to great deeds upon that golden field by our Noble Patronesses and all who love you.   

 

Know in your never black heart that courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.

 

Ever Yours In Friendship

Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan

Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose

"Facta non Verba"


 

Lady Marian of Southkeep

Unto the Glorious Ladies of the Rose, patronesses of the noble company of the Azure Rose, and unto the Baronesses Aurora and Brenna, our
hostesses, greeting. Your beauties grace  this field of Mars, as the blossom of summer graces with unparalleled scent the barren field of
Winter.

Venant I am, Lady Marian of Southkeep, to the Tournament of the Wolf Moon, this Seventh day of January, AS XL, journeying long upon the
northward road. Unto my noble rivals upon the tourney field, I give challenge with fierce joy. I shall greet you with a cousin’s embrace,
and with lance, spear and sword in furious battle- be you warned!

Know me by these arms, taken in the distant kingdom of the East and granted by my own right, in the Middle Kingdom; per saltaire vert and
argent, 2 horses vert courant facing, in chief a rondel argent, and in the base, four goutes argent. 


Know me also by my honours, for I have won my spear, with the aid of my wise mount Tigger, as champion of the tourney of the Red Spears in the
far Middle Kingdom. My arm is strong at the lance, Tigger is fleet in the list. My voice is raised in story and gest, my hand quick with the
needle, my heart light in adventure, call upon me- I come! And best of all, know me by the retinue who honour me with their
company, my Lord Michel le Juene, jongleur upon the pipe, my valiant son Marc fitzMichel, whose horn sounds strong and clear, stalwart foster son
Cedric, and small son Gareth who shall lead us carrying high my standard. We come with song and dance, joyful to meet you this
twelfthnight day upon the field of the Wolf Moon. Beware!

 


Hail unto the Most Noble Lady Marian of Southkeep from Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose.  Greetings to you and yours upon this fine Christmas day, hoping this missive finds thee well.
 
Proud we are to know that you will make the arduous journey from the far summer lands to the wintry north for the most renown Tournament of the Wolf Moon.  Already word comes from afar that many noble Lords and Ladies shall come and have their turn at the prize. May you and your noble steed be inspired that day by all who love you and by our Most Noble Patronesses who shall give you heroes welcome from the Berfrois.
 
Glad we are to see those whose virtue would set them to raise their lance in toast of the Roses of the knowne world who honor us with their good works.  Virtue, the strength and beauty of the soul, Is the best gift of Heaven: a happiness That even above the smiles and frowns of fate Exalts great Nature's favorites: a wealth That ne'er encumbers, nor can be transferr'd
 
Safe Journey to you my friend until we meet upon that golden field.
 
Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, esquire
Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose
"Facta non Verba"
 

Lance of the Black Spur

 

Unto Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan do I, Jennifer of Marcaster, on behalf of my riding companions and myself, bring greetings. Please accept
this letter as proof of our intent to compete in the Tournament of the Wolf Moon on the seventh of January Two Thousand and Six. At my side shall ride
John of Cypress Keep and Hilary of Marcaster.  We are the Lance of the Black Spur.

As a letter of introduction, know me by my accomplishments as the Primus Equite of the Emprise of the Azure Rose (2005) and the Equestrian Champion
of Oldenfeld (2005). Know me by my crest, a golden snail, and by my noble Arabian, the wise Bandelara.

The second member of our lance is John of Cypress Keep from the highlands of Scotland. He has sold his lance & sword in many battles.
Know him by his crest, a white ferret rearing holding a lance, and by his steed, the magnificent Charlemagne, named in honor of the great King.

The third member of our lance is Hilary of Marcaster. Know her by her crest, a sable fox rampant and by her noble steed, the elegant Khodi.

It is our intent to answer any and all challenges for the greater glory, honor and chivalry for the ladies of the Berfrois.

Yours in Service, Jennifer of Marcaster, John of Cypress Keep, and Hilary of
Marcaster
 


 

Hail unto the Most Noble Lance of the Black Spur, 
 
I Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose send most heartfelt greetings on this the day of Saint Theodore.  Hoping his blessings find you well. 
 
How glad we are to know our Primus Equite' will return to our field.  May you enjoy a heroes welcome from Our Most esteemed Patronesses and the most beauteous ladies of our berfrois and may they inspire all of you and your mighty steeds to greatness upon that golden field.  We also extend our warmest welcome to your companions John and Hillary. 
 
"I courted fame but as a spur to brave and honest deeds; who despises fame will soon renounce the virtues that deserve it. "

 
Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, esquire
Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose
"Facta non Verba"

Eryn of Marcaster

Fair greetings to the Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan of Renwick I am Eryn of Marcaster and I have only lately come unto these lands. I
most humbly tender my intent to take the field in the Inspiration Tournament of the Rose during the afternoon of the 7th day of January,
in the year 2006.

Please know me by my crest and colors: a horned hippocampus, rampant, upon the colors purpure and argent. My motto is `magnum en parvo', or
as my mother says, `great things come in small packages'.

I shall be mounted on my splendid young black steed, Keegan (aka mundanely as Spanky), a Kelpi which I was clever enough to trick into
wearing a bridle of my own making. If fortune smiles upon me and I do not loose him to any lakes, streams or ponds during my journey, I hope
the ladies of the berfois will be enchanted with his mischievous and wily ways.

Although I shall ride in the procession with my mother, Hilary of Marcaster and her companions, the honorable Jennifer of Marcaster and
John of Cypress Keep (known also as the Lance of the Black Spur), I will alone take the field in the afternoon with the intent to both
"Inspire" and to "Be Inspired".

Respectfully.

Eryn of Marcaster


 

Grandest Greetings Unto mi' Lady Eryn of Marcaster from Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan of Renwick, Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose on this the day of Saint David hoping his blessings find thee well. 
 
The best-known miracle associated with St David is said to have taken place when he was teaching in the middle of a large crowd. When those at the back complained that they could not see or hear him, the ground on which he stood is reputed to have risen up to form a small hill so that everyone had a good view.
 
As the very first entrant into the Rose Companies first Inspiration tournament you are much like Saint David on that hill.  You rise up so that all may see what the future of the dream is for all of us. 
 
We are very happy to have you join us along with the Lance of the Black Spur.  We are sure that you and your brave steed Keegan will be inspired by our Most Noble Ladies of the Berfrois and they will be enchanted by your spirit.
 
May you be protected until we meet upon that golden field.
 
Your Friend,
Baroness Rory 

Lady Ragnhildr Sigtryggsdottir

 

Unto Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, Baroness Brenna Caitlin MacGrioghair of Renwick, and Premier Patroness, Duchess Elspeth Trelawney MacNaughton of Lochawe, do I, Lady Ragnhildr Sigtryggsdottir, send these words of greeting and letter of intent to stand as Venent upon the lists of the Tourney of the Wolf Moon.

 

As the new year begins, my travels take me south out of my kingdom, Meridies, and into your warmer kingdom, Trimaris, which is dear to me.  It is my intent to offer chivalrous challenge to the worthy Comrades holding the field at the Emprise of the Azure Rose. 

 

My accomplishments are modest.  Their Royal Majesties Ailgheanan and Ashilr have deemed me worthy and have awarded me the right to bear arms:  Per bend sinister vert and azure, a bend sinister cotised between a wyvern and a dolphin urinant argent.  My shire of Vulpine Reach has twice awarded me with their service award,Companion of the Fox, and the lords of the shire have shown me great honour by bestowing the Rising Moon award upon me.  I am a Meridien Equestrian Marshall.  I have most recently competed in the first Argent Rose Emprise, the Tourney of Chilvaric Love, where to my humble amazement, I was chosen Champion from a field of far more worthy combatants.

 

I take the field upon my mighty destrier Avenger(sometimes known as Hank) and ride for the honour of Countess Hannah, carrying her favor onto the field.

 

I ride with the Companions of the Lance of St. Martin of Tours, Lord Logan and Lady Svana.  I look forward to testing my prowess in the Emprise of the Argent Rose Tourney of the Wolf Moon and will be all comers honourably.

 

Until the day of competition, be safe and live well.

 

Lady Ragnhildr Sigtryggsdottir


 

Greetings unto my dear friend Lady Ragnhildr Sigtryggsdottir from Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan on this the day of Saint David hoping his blessings find thee well. 

 

Glad news indeed that you will make the journey to our lands to join our beloved Meridian Cousins, Svana and Logan.  A fine lance indeed you shall be.  Proud we are to host you upon our field.   We are so excited to host your Most Noble Company and your Most Beauteous patroness Countess Hannah.  We are certain she shall inspire you all to great deeds or prowess and chivalry. 

 

May you all be protected until we meet upon that golden field.

 

"Modesty is a shining light, it prepares the mind to receive knowledge, and the heart for truth"

 

In Service to the Roses

Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan

Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose


Honorable Lady Niccolosa Drogonetti

 

Unto Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, Baroness Brenna Caitlin MacGrioghair of Renwick, and Premier Patroness, Duchess Elspeth Trelawney MacNaughton of Lochawe, and the gracious and glorious Ladies of the Berfrois do I, Honorable Lady Niccolosa Dragonetti, send these New Years greetings to you and a letter of intent to stand as Venent upon the lists of the Inspiration Tourney of the Azure Rose at Wolf Moon, the afternoon of January 7, 2006.

My journey has begun with many firsts during this New Year and I wish to continue, with the help and encouragement of many good souls. This
being the first tourney I may enter. There has been practice on the field, and fine new accoutrement’s being fashioned by my hand for the
day.

I will riding the magnificent Vixen, courtesy of Lady Meghan Blackheart and I will be riding for the Honor and Love of my Lord,
Iohne the Borderer, and for the Honor and Glory of my Kingdom of Trimaris.

THL Niccolosa Dragonetti
 

 

Hail unto my good friend Lady Niccolosa Drogonetti, I Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan send warm greetings on this the day of new beginnings hoping my missive finds thee most well.
 
Glad news that Lady Meghan has done well to tutor you and that you shall join us in the Inspiration of the Azure Rose tournament.  There are a great many lessons we can learn from a horse.  Courage, wisdom born of insight and humility, empathy born of compassion and love, all can bequeathed by a horse to his rider.  
 
There is no gladder news to horsemen then the knowing that someone else has discovered a love untapped for these noble beasts.  Kissed by sunlight, embraced by open fields.  The horse is the center of all beautiful things.
 
May you be inspired by our most inspirational Ladies of the berfrois and your own Lord Iohne the Borderer.  May your heart be filled with the good wishes of the folk of Trimaris who carry you well in their hearts. 
 
May you be protected until we meet upon that golden field.
 
In Service to the Horse
Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan
Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose

Mi' Lady Ka'lyn

Greetings unto Baroness Aurora Trevelyan and the most Noble Ladies of the Berfrois from Ka'lyn Mitore this 30th day of December, being 2005 Gregorian.

While I have not yet earned the many and various honors as some of the participants in this noble Emprise, my heart and life is bound to the service of the noble horse.  I serve also as the Deputy Equestrian Officer of the Shire of Castlemere and as Deputy Web Minister to that self-same Shire.

Know also, I am a member of the great Household Naked Moon and will strive most heartily to ride in their honor upon the field.  I shall endeavor to uphold the honor of my Shire of Castlemere and my Kingdom of Trimaris, and bring good word fame upon them.

You shall know me by my colors purpure, vert and sable and by my crest of plumes of the selfsame colors.  Know me also by my noble golden destrier, the ever-faithful Dust In Tyme who shall bear me in the Emprise.

I mostly humbly entreat Your Excellency to grant me entrance unto the field of the Azure Rose, that I may drink deep of the chivalry, honor and pageantry found therein. 

Yours in Service,

Ka'lyn Mitore


Warm tidings unto Mi' Lady Ka'lyn Mitmore from Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan on this day of new beginnings, hoping this missive finds thee well. 

Most happy I am to know that you will take to the noble field of the Emprise of the Azure Rose.  You will be well met upon that field by some of the greatest horsemen of the knowne world.  You will be well met by some of the greatest ladies of the knowne world from our berfrois.  

Your love of these glorious beasts is well known to me and we share the dedication of our lives to their care.  A most noble pursuit indeed.  Where in this wide world can a person find nobility without pride, friendship without envy or beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is laced with muscle and strength by gentleness confined. He serves without servility, he has fought without enmity. There is nothing so powerful, there is nothing so quick, nothing more patient.

May you and your mighty steed Dust in Tyme be inspired to great deeds that day with the inspiration of your house and shire and the most noble Ladies of the berfois.

May you be protected until we meet upon that golden field.

Ever In Service To The Horse

Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, esquire 


Mi' Lady Dohna

 

Greetings unto Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelan from Dohna of Vulpine Reach.

My faithful steed Odessa and I will travel to the southern realm with our companions Ragnhildr and Hank.

I humbly tender my intent to take the field for the Inspiration of the Azure Rose.  I shall strive to meet all challenges honorably.  I look forward to improving my skills.  As yet I have no device; however, my barding is gules with or tassels.

Dohna of Vulpine Reach
 

 

Warmest Greetings unto Dohna of Vulpine Reach from Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan, Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose on this the day of Saint John hoping his blessings find thee well.

 
Most happy we are to know that you will make the journey from your Meridian home to join us in the Inspiration of the Azure Rose Tournament.  It is said God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse.  How thrilled the Ladies of the Berfrois will be to see another of the South come to the field to honor them that day. 
 
We welcome you to the field of honor. 
 
May you be protected until we meet upon that golden field.
 
In Service to the Horse
Baroness Aurora Danielle Trevelyan
Marshal of the Company of the Azure Rose