Giornata d’onore (Day of Honour 2014)

The theme of the ‘Day of Honour’ tournament and feast is that, each year at the time of the Barony’s birthday, the event will be inspired by a different region (French, Italian, English, Spanish, German etc), and set in ~1500 AD. Day of Honour’s feast for 2014 was set in Verona, northern Italy.

Event steward: Lord Gilbert Purchase

Feast steward: Lady Bethony Gaitskell

Venue: Harkaway Hall, Harkaway

The tournament

A total of 21 armoured combatants, and 10 fencers took to the field. Their Majesties, Niáll inn Orkneyski and Liadan ingen Fheradaig, graced the tournament field and fought with great valour in both fencing and armoured combat.

Total rounds: 50
Rank Name Score
1 Gilbert de Valchop 2351
2 Liadan ingen Fheradaig 1903
3 Everard Sefar 1583
4 Leif Magnusson 1535
5 Migel Rodriguez de Santiago 1518
6 Ute von Tangemunde 1406
7 Yves de Lyle 1124
8 Tracy of Capstone 1017
9 Edine Godin 969

Total rounds: 176
1 Lucas Von Aych 3620
2 Thorolfr Brantsson 3338
3 HRM Niall 3205
4 Gilbert Purchase 3003
5 Brennan Halfhand 1766
6 Rioghan of Saarlands 1548
7 Valdemar von Mecklenburg 1514
8 Cormac Lenehan 1338
9 Hanbal al Barbari 1280
10 thorgrim dvergr 1202
11 Liadan ingen Fheradaig 1189
12 Symon Boarmon 1175
13 Ludewicus zum schwarren phonix 1094
14 Everard Sefar 966
15 Caedmon of Stormhold 962
16 Nickolai of Stormhold 893
17 Mathias of St Monica 890
18 Ulfgeirr Refskegr 790
19 Erasmus Fortescue 638
20 Kevin Undecided 606
21 Airdin Mac Dara 483


Awards granted to the populace by Their Majesties were:

Clemens Gascoigne: Golden Tear
Gilbert Purchase: Golden Tear
Ciaran of Saint Monica: Award of Arms
Matthais of Saint Monica: Award of Arms
Avelyn Rosewood: Award of Arms
Nyssa mjoksiglandi: Award of Arms
Bethony Gaitskell: Golden Tear
Ant Blowme of Saint Cloud: Star and Lily
Arganhell merch Briauc: Cockatrice
Hanbal al-Barbari: Silver Helm
Emmett Thorgrimsson: Mouse Guard
Annabelle Perot: Rowan
Mevanwy of Stormhold: Golden Tear

Awards bestowed onto the populace by Cormac and Elspeth, Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas

Mistress Gwir: Order of the Starling, Arts and Sciences

The presentation of a plate to Their Excellencies, Cormac and Elspeth, was made by The Honourable Lady Ant Blowme of St Cloud. This plate was inspired by an Italian Maiolica plate (1525).

The feast

The feast was inspired by the wedding of Excellentissimo Signor don Alfonso d’Este to Serenissima Duchessa Barbara d’Austria, held at the Palazzo Bevilaqua, in Verona, Italy in December 1565. The entire wedding banquet was inspired by Neptune, and was entirely marine themed. This marine theme fitted well with the heraldry of Krae Glas, so we attempted to recreate this feast to fit the description as much as possible, from the decorations described to the food that was served. One of the most astounding foods presented at the wedding banquet of Alfonso d’Este and Duchessa Barbara d’Austria was a Trionfo di Nettuno, a sugar sculpture depicting Neptune, with giant whales cast in sugar, which was recreated for this feast:

Download the feast recipes and documentation: GionataDOnore-Documentation3

Download the documentation for the Trionfi (sugar whale): Trionfi di Nettuno