Unto Lord Julian Le Scot, King's Equestrian Champion, and nobleman of rank within the royal court of the mighty Kingdom of the East, do I, Sir Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon, Duke of Atenveldt, and champion of her Grace, Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon, send these words of greeting and letters of intent to compete upon the lists of Panteria in the Emprise of Equus Orientalis.
If you accept these letters and allow entrance into this grandest of equestrian tourneys, it would be the intent of the Duchy Tarragon to field a lance of three individuals from our household. The lance of Duchy Tarragon may be recognized by the household arms of the Duchy, azure, within a bordure or goutty de sang, a gryphon segreant or.
As a letter of introduction, I am Sir Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon. Know me by my accomplishments; Duke and Count of Atenveldt, Viscount of Artemesia, Knight of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Master of the Laurel, Master of the Pelican, Lion of Atenveldt and Defender of the Dream, Second landed Baron of Loch Salann and Baron of the Royal Court, Premier of the Order of the Hawk's Lure, Companion of the Fleur de Soloil, Companion of the Light of Atenveldt, Bearer of the Queen's Order of Courtesy of the East, Bearer of the King's Sigil of Atenveldt, Companion of the Queen's Grace of Atenveldt, Premier of the Order of the Golden Feather of Artemesia, Companion of the Gryphon's Talon, Companion of the Maple Leaf of Artemesia, Companion of the Pillar of Artemesia, Companion of the Crystal of the Salt Wastes, Companion of the Fons de Animae, Companion of the Laboring Artists Recognition Company, Companion of the Devoted and Unique Company of Keepers. Companion of the Golden Reflection of Loch Salann. Know me by my colors and livery; or goutty de sang, a two-headed dragon, sejant affrontee, wings displayed, heads addorsed azure, gorged with a ducal coronet. Alson know me by my crest; upon a ducal coronet, a two headed dragon, sejant affrontee, wings displayed, heads addorsed azure.
At my side shall ride the fair and noble Lady Eleanor FitzPatrick from the Shire of Quintavia. Know her by her accomplishments; Lady of the Society, bearer of the Queen's Cypher, Minster of Arts and Sciences for the Shire of Quintavia, apprentice and protege to Her Grace, Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon. Know her by her colors, per pale gules and or, a cross quadrate couped, counterchanged. Know her by the arms of Duchy Tarragon; Azure, within a bordure or goutty de sang, a gryphon segreant Or. Know her also by her crest; a fan of peacock feathers, in honor of her Mistress, the fair Duchess Anna.
The third member of our lance is the fair and noble Moira, an accomplished rider and keeper of the household stables. Know her by her colors; per bend sable and vert, a horseshoe counterchanged.
It is our intent to answer any and all challenges for glory, honor and the exemplification of chivalry.
Done by my hand this ninth day of April, in the Year of Our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Nine, being the day of the Coronation of our Sovereign Hans, King of the East, and his inspiration, the fair Queen Moruadh.
Dux et Miles
Hail unto his excellency Baron Sir Manfred von Rothenburg, captain of the Lance of St. Anne and tenant to the Emprise of the Sword Ascendant. Salutations from the Baroness Mistress Ellen du Grandchamp, captain of the Royal Lance of the East, Equus Orientalis and venant to the Emprise of the Sword Ascendant.
Long have the equestrians of the East viewed their southern cousins, at tournament, with admiration and longing. Now, it is with great joy that we watch the gauntlet fall and count ourselves worthy to accept the challenge of the illustrious Baron Sir Manfred von Rothenburg and the Lance of St. Anne to attend the Emprise of the Sword Ascendant on the 14th day of March AS XXXII in the Kingdom of Meridies.
Look you all to the Eastern horizon, for a bright star approaches. It is the Equus Orientalis, Royal Lance of the East; created for the pleasure and glory of their most splendid Majesties Lucan von Drachenklaue and Caitlin o hAodha, Rex and Regina, Orientalis. And for Their pleasure and glory we shall be known by the badge of Their champions Or, a tiger passant guardant, azure. Also shall we be known individually by our own devices listed here.
As captain of the Lance, so shall I also be known by my personal arms: Or, a horse passant Sable, between in pale two oak leaves, palewise, Gules. And by my lineage and accomplishments: Companion of the Order of the Pelican, Companion of the Silver Crescent, Baroness to the Royal Court of Randal and Katherine, East Kingdom Regional Equestrian Marshal, Seneschal of the Shire of Coldwood and beloved spouse of his most excellent Baron Sir Stephen Grandchamp whose cherished love, inspiration and honor I shall uphold at tournament.
At my side shall ride the couragious and steady Lady Anna Dimitriova Belokon, the East Kingdom Mistress of Horse, member of the Order of the Millstone, Barony Stonemarche, and Laurel apprentice to Baron Meister Harold von Auerbach. She shall be recognized by her personal arms: A gyrony of eight, Azure and Or, a mullet of eight counter-changed, Or and Azure.
Also riding in the Lance is the valliant Lord Julian le Scot, Seneschal of the Canton of the Towers, equestrian marshal and man-at-arms to Master Seosamh Mac Donald an Cruca O'Maille. He shall be known by his personal arms: Azure, a crusilly Or, two horses courant, Argent.
The fourth member of our Royal Lance is the brave, gentle and very skilled Elaine de Caer Llynedd, equestrain marshal in training. She shall be recognized by her colors Azure, Vert and Or.
Leading us bravely forward as our Herald is the Honorable Lady Susanna del Lago, Central Region Senechal, Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent, and proud holder of a Carolingian Day Star.
For the glory and honor of horse and rider we shall meet all comers honorably on the field at the Emprise of the Sword Ascendant. Done by my hand this 26th day of January AS XXXII.
Baroness Mistress Ellen du Grandchamp.
Hail unto Baron Manfred von Rothenburg, Knight of the Order of Chivalry and Captain of the Lance of Saint Anne, tenants of the noble Emprise of the Cross and Crescent.
I, your cousin, Lord Julian le Scot, Captain of Equus Orientalis by right of being the Mounted Champion of the Eastern Kingdom commend myself and my lance to you as nobles well suited to the field of combat.
One year ago the Royal Lance, Equus Orientalis, met the Lance of St. Anne and the Equestrians of the Knowne World on the field at King’s Arrow for the Emprise of The Sword Ascendant. That day was filled with feats of valor and marked by excellence in the Equestrian Arts. Once again the gauntlet falls and the Lance of St. Anne announces the Emprise of the Cross and Crescent on the 13th day of March AS XXXIII in the Kingdom of Meridies. By way of this letter I announce the intent of Equus Orientalis to once again take the field and meet the Lance of St. Anne and the Equestrians of the Known World at the upcoming tourney in the spirit of chivalric competition and the entertainment of the assembled guests.
Equus Orientalis was endowed as a Royal Lance by the Eastern Crowns of Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon and Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon , to increase the splendor and glory of their Kingdom. The Lance as a whole flies a pennon bearing "Or a tiger passant guardant azure" and each individual member also bears their own device.
As captain of the Lance and His Majesty’s Champion, so shall I be known by the colors of Champions of the East, Or, a seme of tygers passant guardant, azure and by my personal arms, Azure, a crusilly Or, two horses courant, Argent. And by my Crest; A horse rampant Or; And by motto: Jamais san Style; And by my accomplishments: Companion of the Silver Crescent, Lord of the Society, Companion of the Order of Burdened Tyger, Holder of the King’s Cypher of Jarl Bjorn Karllson, Companion of the DayStar of Carolingia, Companion of the Perseus of Carolingia, East Kingdom Regional Equestrian Marshal, Seneschal of the Canton of the Towers, and man-at-arms to Master Seosamh Mac Donald an Cruca O'Maille.
At my side shall ride Sir Ivan Ulrickson, Knight of the Society, Companion of the Dragon's Tooth, Companion of the Order of the Tygers Combatant, Companion of the Silver Crescent, Knight Marshall to the Province of Malagentia, Thrice Unbelted Champion and Twice belted champion for the East Kingdom. Know Sir Ivan by his stature, stalwart countenance, and Sinster handedness. Know him also by His colours: Argent Three Bars Wavy and In Chief A Crescent Gules.
Also riding in the Lance is the Captain of Her Royal Eastern Majesty's Guard; Lord Gilgryst MacLochlainn; a true Mountain of a Man whose stature is dwarfed only by the his strength of heart, courage on the field and subtlety with colors. Know Him by His accomplishments and lineage: Companion of the Order of the Tygers Combatant; Lord of the Society; Twice Companion of the Blue Tyger Legion; Thrice Unbelted Champion of the East; Companion of the Order of the Perseus of Carolingia; Companion of the Order of the Millstone of StoneMarche; Former Baron’s Champion of Stonemarche and former recipient and bearer of the Stonemarche Golden Swordvalliant and Squire to Sir Thorgeir Bollasson. Know him by his Device Sable, a Winged Unicorn Rampant Contourney, Or; Know him by his crest A winged Unicorn; Know him by his Badge Lozengy, Sable and Or: and know him by his motto - Never Act In Anger
The fourth member of our Royal Lance is the fair, brave, gentle and skilled Lady Eleanor fitzPatrick from the Shire of Qunitavia. Lady of the Society, Minister of Arts & Sciences for the Shire of Quintavia, apprentice and protege to Her Majesty of the East, Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon. Lady Eleanor shall be recognized by her personal arms, per pale gules and or, a cross quadrate couped, counterchanged; And by the arms of Duchy Tarragon: azure, a gryphon rampant or, within a bordure goutty de sang. Know her also by her crest, a fan of peacock feathers, in honor of her Mistress and the fair Queen of the East
For the glory and honor of horse and rider, Equus Orientalis shall meet the Lance of St. Anne and all who would give us challenge honorably on the field at the Emprise of the Cross and Crescent under the banner of the Crescent. Signed by my own hand, this AS XXXII, being the ninth of February, at my manse in Canton of the Towers."
Lord Julian le Scot
Unto Sir Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon does Lady Eleanor fitzPatrick send greetings!
It is my honor and privilege to accept your invitation to stand tenant on the field at Les Jeux des Chevaux.
I shall be known by my arms, per pale gules and or, a cross quadrate couped. Know me also by my accomplishments, Lady of the Society, Companion of the Silver Cresent, Holder of the King's Cypher, Twice Holder of the Queen's Cypher, and Champion of Horse of Queen Luna III at the third kingdom Champion of Horse tournament.
Know me by my lineage as apprentice and protege to Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon and as the beloved spouse of Lord Duncan Kerr, whose cherished love, inspiration and honor I shall uphold at tournament.
For the glory and honor of horse and rider I shall meet all comers honorably on the field at Les Jeux des Chevaux. Done by my hand this 3rd day of October, AS XXXV.
Lady Eleanor fitzPatrick
Unto His Grace, Sir Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon, and his noble herald, Baron Tibor of Rock Valley, does Lady Nastasiia Ivanova Medvedeva, called Tasha, give greeting.
It is my intent to offer challenge to the worthy Champions holding the field at Les Jeux des Chevaux. My accomplishments are few, but Their Royal Majesties Hanse and Moruadh of sacred memory saw fit to award me the right to bear arms: Sable, a bear sejant erect upon a mount and in chief three escarbuncles argent. I have also been welcomed into the household of Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon, as Lady In Waiting, by the charity of Her Grace.
Until the feastday of St. Sergius the Obedient, I remain,
Your loyal servant,
Lady Nastasiia Ivanova Medvedeva
Greetings Duke Brion Tarragon and Baron Tibor of Rock Valley from Lord Duncan Kerr,
I hope this missive finds you in good health. I am writing to you to accept your invitation to compete in the tournament and quest called Les Jeux des Chevaux as a challenger.
You will recognize me by my arms: Azure, on a bend argent, three crosses palewise azure.
You will know me by my accomplishments: Armiger of the Kingdom of the East, granted membership into the Queen's Order of Courtesy by Queen Moruadh, holder of the King's Cypher of King Brion and King Hanse, and member of the Guard of Queen Olivia.
I look forward to the chance to test my prowess against the current and former champions of the East,
Lord Duncan Kerr
Greetings unto his Grace Duke Sir Brion Tarragon, his most worthy herald Baron Tibor and all other gentles who come by these letters.
Let it be known that I Lord Angus O'Niall, member of the order of the Tygers Combattant, member of the order of the Persieus, member of the order of the Millstone, member of the Midrealm order of the Dragons Tooth, 8 time unbelted champion of the East Kingdom and 3 time Eastern heroic champion, do here by accept the challenge put forth by the tenans of Les Jeux des Chevaux. I look forward to the prospect of friendly competition from the most highly regarded former and current champions of horse.
On that day I shall be competing for Lady Ankara, whose beauty and virtue will spur me on to ever greater hights of accomplishment so that perhaps one day I may be truly worthy of her affections.
Until the day of the competition, be safe and live well.
Lord Angus O'Niall
Greetings unto Duke Sir Brion Tarragon from Duke Randal of the Dark and Duchess Katherine Stanhope.
Please accept this letter from us as proof of our intent to compete in Les Jeux des Chevaux, October 20, AS XXXVI.
Our titles and honors are as follows: Randal of the Dark
Our arms are as follows:
Randal: Argent, in pale three natural leopards passant contourny sable each charged on the shoulder with a ducal coronet Or.
Katherine: Lozengy sable and argent, a gothic harp Or, within an orle Or.
In addition to our letter of venancy, please also accept the intent of our daughter, Jacqueline Stanhope (age 8) to compete as well. She has no title or arms, though she may be known by her companionship in the Order of the Tygers Cub.
Greetings unto His Grace, Sir Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon, and his noble herald, Baron Tibor of Rock Valley from Catherine of Glastonbury.
I am but lately come unto these lands, and do most humbly petition to offer challenge to those most noble and worthy champions of this Kingdom who stand tenant upon the field at the Jeux de Chevaux. I bear neither arms nor honours but hope that mine own honour will suffice upon the day.
Catherine of Glastonbury
Greetings unto His Grace, Sir Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon, and his noble herald, Baron Tibor of Rock Valley from Hascouf de Moyaux.
I do hearby petition that I might offer challenges to the most noble Chamipions of Equestion from the East Kingdom who stand tenant upon the field at the Jeux de Chevaux. I bear no arms nor honors of the Society, but I wear a token of His Grace, Sir Brion as his protege.
Until we meet upon the field of honor, I remain,
Hascouf de Moyaux
Greetings Duke Brion Tarragon and Baron Tibor of Rock Valley from Lady Anna Dimitriova Belokon of House Oakenwode
I accept your challenge to compete in the tournament and quest called Les Jeux des Chevaux as a challenger.
You will recognize me by my arms, A gyronny of eight, azure and or, a mullet of eight counterchanged.
You will know me by my office, Equestrian marshal of the Kingdom of the East, and by my accomplishments, Armiger of the East, member of the Order of the Silver Crescent and member of the Order of the Millstone, of the Barony of Stonemarche. You shall also know me by my master, Baron Meister Harold Von Auerbach, Baron Stonemarche.
By his grace, I bear the favor of my husband, Master Ekkehardt of Oakenwode, and will strive to do him honor on this field of tourney. I will declare him the noblest of husbands and lords and do challenge other ladies to prove otherwise who also bear the favor of their lords.
I swear all this true by the blue sky and bright sun
Dia Duit, noble gentles!
Know by these presents that we, of the smallholding SwanHaven, in the Barony of Seagirt, do wish to take up the Challenge presented by the noble Lance of St. Anne, for to ride in the Emprise of the Black Lion. Heralded by youth with pipe and drum, and the premier Voice of the Realm, I, hight Briana Kassia of SwanHaven, do seek to challenge myself upon an unknown steed at this Grande Tournament. I shall ride forth and retrieve thy dusty gauntlet from where it lays in the sands of the tilt-yard, and I shall return it thee on the butt end of my lance! Happily do I accept the offer to band together as a fierce and honoured Lance with others likewise lacking companions! Let the thunder of our hooves echo the thunder of our drums!
My household attends me: my equerry shall hold rein and stirrup, my aide shall hold spear and lance, and our Herald our glories forth shall call. I ride for the Dream, and all honours I shall heap at its feet!
We would greatly enjoy to entertain you at your feasting, with song and story and well-composed poem, and would like to reserve tickets for the luncheon for four to feast?
In all honour, I proffer my letter of intent!
HL Briana Kassia of SwanHaven, in Seagirt
Argent, a swan sable, wings addorsed, seated upon a base engrailed azure, with chief two hearts azure, one on one.
Greetings Unto Baron Sir Manfred von Rothenburg and the Companions of the Lance of St Anne from THL Brenna Caitlin MacGrioghair of Renwick this Sixth Day of February in the Year 2001 of the Gregorian reckoning.
Most Noble Knight, it is my honor and privilege to tender my intent to stand as a Venant upon the field in the Emprise de la Trois Roses on the morning of March 17th. It is my hope that the Lance of St. Anne find my request acceptable and welcome me to their field on that fair morning.
I shall take the field alone, being known by my device, Or, Three Ermine Spots in Pale between, On Two Flaunches Sable, Two Seahorses Addorsed Argent and my crest, A Peacock Displayed. I will bear with me the token and honor of one of Trimaris' Crown Jewels: Her Grace, Duchess Elspeth Trelawney MacNaughton of Lochawe. I shall ride for the Pride of my Household, House Renwick, meeting all who will answer or give challenge to me that day.
Biding at Your Leisure, Sir Knight, to hear you speak the will of the Lance of St. Anne, should they grant my request or tell me nay.
Yours In Service to the Dream and unto My Kingdom Trimaris,
THL Brenna Caitlin MacGrioghair of Renwick
Unto the Noble Companions of the Company of Saint Anne do I, the Honorable Lady Brenna Caitlin MacGrioghair, send greetings this 26th day of January.
The news has been cried aloud throughout the many kingdoms of the Known World that the Company of Saint Anne will hold the field as tenants for l'Emprise du Hibou Tombe upon the 16th day of March at King?s Arrow Ranch.
I would beg leave of the Company to enter the field as a venant upon that day. I offer unto the Company my lineage, showing myself gently born and therefore granted a right to tourney upon the field of honor, that I count among my forebears a member of your Company, Viscount Sir Jerald of Galloway, and also among my forebears, Baroness Atalaya la Sandorra, the daughter of Mistress Mary Gwendolyn Douglas, the daughter of Duchess Elspeth Trelawney MacNaughton, who was in turn the daughter of Mistress Rosamunde of Mercia.
I bear in my own right the arms awarded unto me by Their Royal Majesties Llywellyn ap Cadwaladr ap Dafydd ap Hewyl and Elina of Beckenham and further granted unto me by Their Royal Majesties Huan Artur the Mighty and Brenna Catriona: Or, Three Ermine Spots in Pale, Between On, Two Flaunches Sable, Two Sea-horses Addorsed Argent and my crest A Peacock Displayed.
As proof that others have found me worthy and chivalrous, I would let the Company know that Her Grace, Duchess Elspeth Trelawney MacNaughton, has granted unto me the privilege of bearing her token upon the field that day.
It is my hope to drink deep of the cup of honor that the noble Company of Saint Anne carries always before it. I await your pleasure, my good gentles, and hope that you find me a worthy venant for the field.
Yours In Service,
HL Brenna Caitlin MacGrioghair of Renwick
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