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Coronation of Donngal and Catalina: A Letter from Mistress Nesscia inghean
My Dearest Cristina,
As you know, I recently loaded my wagon and made the long trek
south to the southern borders of our fair Calontir. The journey started under
cloudy skies, and though cold, the wind did not bite.
I paused at the estate of your cousin, Mistress Gyđa
the welcoming baroness of our neighboring Barony of Mag Mor
and her goddaughter, Emma
, traveled much of the journey with me.
As our journey continued south, the winds blew strong and the
skies opened. Soon the roads were deep in snow and our pace slowed. The wagon
and horses proved true, plodding along, though blanketed themselves.
Having a cover o’er our wagon is ever a blessing from
the gods, as we stayed warm and dry.
The snow continued for most of the rest of our over long
journey, and our relief proved great when snow turned to rain and we at last
arrived at the estates of the Baron and Baroness of Vatavia
and Mistress Sung
with open arms, providing victuals and space for our bedding.
And finally the great day, impetus for my journey,
arrived. The time had come for good King Xerxes
and kind Queen Belanna
retire. The Coronation day of Their Heirs, Donngal
village square, cold but dry, proved a glorious setting for the days
During the morning, Their Royal Majesties Xerxes
held Their last court, with tidings of joy! Good Mistress Ishmala
apprentice, the Honorable Lady Helena Soranzo
was inducted into the Order of the
. Then room fell silent as Their Graces said Their farewells to
Their Household and stepped away from the thrones, leaving behind the
trappings of state. The heralds then read out the Calontir lineage for all to
Then up strode Brave Donngal
toward the thrones! The guardians of our lands challenged him, and testaments
were heard by all attending, that He was indeed the rightful Heir to the
throne! It thrilled those gathered to see him step up and swear his oath to
the populace and set crown on brow.
When he called forth Fair Catalina
to stand by his side, the Fyrdmen of Calontir marched in her wake, showing her
strength not only as an Artisan, but as a Leader of Warriors! As King Donngal
placed the crown on Her head, She also swore Her oath to the populace. And
cheers rang through the assembled.
The day was filled with food and greetings and laughter.
Friends from around the known world had come together. Stories shared, lessons
taught, and glasses raised.
In the evening, Their Majesties held court again in the
square, recognizing individual gentles for their skills in the arts and
An Emissary from the southern kingdom of Ansteorra arrived
during court, presenting gifts and asking for our aid. War is coming to Glenn
the assembly he had heard these rumors, and appointed His Excellency, Sir Uldin
as his General. Cries of war rang through the square!
will join Her Fyrdmen on the fields of battle! She called them forth to
As the Emissary departed to inform his own king, the crowd
quieted, and Mistress Dorcas
stepped forth with her protege, Johann
addressed the populace and spoke of the need for heralds in the upcoming wars.
If one cannot fight, they can indeed still serve the kingdom by carrying words
to the populace. Then she turned to Their Majesties and begged a boon! The
Honorable Lord Johann is to be inducted into the Order of the
Amid cheers and cries of war and cries of congratulations,
court concluded. Tables were set up and the feasting commenced.
A glorious day!
And so now, my dearest friend, the sun has set and risen on a
new day. We will load our belongings and turn our wagons back to the northern
lands. The rider with whom I send this missive will arrive long before I set
foot on mine own estates.
I pray the day finds you warm and safe and dry. May your home
fires continue to warm your hearth and home until next we meet.
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