Event Steward: Obbi Illugi
Feast steward: Vienna Maria della Rosa
Venue: Balla Balla Community Centre
A message from Their Excellencies, Cormac and Elspeth, First Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas
“How do begin to say thank you for the more than five years of support we have received as Baron and Baroness? Probably inadequately.
This event just gone serves as a great example of the things we love about this Barony. The Day of Honour is our signature event, and it is entirely appropriate that our signature is marked by the willingness of everyone to help. This year’s event steward and head cook did a fantastic job, and managed to put forward an event that we were immensely proud of. All this in spite of events beyond anyone’s control. When heavy winds blew down sunshades hands from everywhere were available to bring the sunshades down and pack them down. When one of the kitchen ovens failed, the kitchen crew promptly reorganised their plans and ensured the feast would preserve the Krae Glas reputation for delicious and pleniful food.
And then there is the College of St.Monica, from which our Barony originally sprang. The nature of colleges is that some years they will wilt and in others they will bloom. The college is today blooming as brightly as I have ever seen it, and its students not only worked tirelessly all day, they also provided a wonderful presence. This is in no small part due to Courtney who did a wonderful job enthusing and directing her fellow collegians, and who with the steward was one of the last out of the hall some time after midnight.
But the last five years have been more than about one night. There are the various seneschals we have worked with over the last five years. A good relationship between the B&B and seneschal is vital for a group, and all the seneschals we worked with were exemplary. We have also had a number of peers made in our time. Gilbert Purchase and Leif Magnusson were both elevated to peerage, and Teffania Tuckerton got greedy and received two.
We also cherish the various subgroups within the Barony, whether they be households, or collectives of legitimate business people of the sea. We are also excited for the future of our new hamlet.
Then of course there are the fencers, originally driven by Don Everard, but now overseen by Elizabeth and Edine. The fencing, as with the heavy, has always been conducted with enthusiasm and in the spirit of friendship. When things are less friendly, and more heavy, it has been wonderful to have Airdin around organising war or some other aspect of our fighting.
And finally there is one other point of our growth I would like to dwell on. When we stepped up we needed a signature event. We consulted, and along with Don Everard Gilbert and Bethony ran the first Day of Honour. Before we stepped up the Krae Glas had produced no knight, but Gilbert dedicated himself to his fighting and gained knighthood. When we reined St.Monicas was at a lower ebb, but were being supported on the shoulders of Marared and Antoinette. Gilbert and Bethany helped shoulder the burden and lifted the group to greater heights. When we stepped up Krae Glas had never produced a King and Queen, but Gilbert and Bethony not only reigned, but reigned well.
Gilbert and Bethony, I could wish no greater blessing for you than that others step forward for you the way that you stepped forward for us.
Long Live the Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas, Gilbert and Bethany.”
The following awards were granted to members of the populace by Their Majesties, ThorolfR and Halla
Hanbal al-Barbari: Miles Regni
Leif Magnússon: Pelican
Cormac Lenihan: Court Barony
Elspeth Caerwent: Court Barony
ffride wlffsdotter: Rowan
Sevmas McThorston: Award of Arms
Bonnie Kae McCann: Award of Arms
Vincent Hazard: Award of Arms
Obbi illugi: Golden Tear
Lachlahn Dunbar: Silver Pegasus
Airdan Mac Dara: Golden Sword
Sandy of Frojel Gotlandica: Award of Arms
Miguel Rodriguez de Santiago: Rapier
Elizabeth la Chatte: Rapier
Avelyn Rosewood: Golden Tear
Robert Callis: Award of Arms
The following awards were bestowed upon members of the populace by Cormac and Elspeth
Edine Godin: Apollo Delphinius — Martial
Elizabet Hunter: Delphinus Dionysi
ffride wlffsdotter: Apollo Delphinius — Service
Kelly of St Monica: Dolphins Endorsed
Lachlann Dunbar: Apollo Delphinius — Service
Miguel Rodriguez de Santiago: Starling – Service
Robert Calis: Dolphins Endorsed
Sorcha of Krae Glas: Dolphins Endorsed
Photos courtesy of Lord Ciaran Shiranui