Saturday, February 20, 2010

Court Baronies for Alaric of Bangor and Nerissa de Saye

Alaric & Nerissa

Done on a blank by Trinite Ducalon. The text reads:

Alaric of Bangor, duke, knight, and faithful keeper of our lands of Insulae Draocnis these six months past, we, Thorvaldr and Fiona, king and queen of Drachenwald, salute you and send you greetings the xxth day of February, a.s. xliv. We by these presents wish to thank you for your service by creating you a baron of our court. The rank of baron brings with it a grant of arms and the right to wear a silver coronet ornamented with pearls. And to your dear consort Nerissade Saye we likewise send fond greetings and commendations. As Duchess, lady of the Laurel, and more recently as our vicereine in Insulae Draconis you have long served us well and it is our pleasure to recognize you and reward your service by making you a baroness of our court. This dignity likewise brings with it a grant of arms and the [right] to wear a silver coronet embellished with perals. In witness whereof we have signed our names below.

© 2010, Sara L. Uckelman.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blank B

B MS Arundel 325 f.36

A pen-work B based on British Library MS Arundel 325 f.36, French, 1st half of 14th C. This one smudged while I was working on it. :( But only a little bit, and I think I covered it enough so it passes the arm's length test.

© 2010, Sara L. Uckelman.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Blank A

A MS Arundel 11 f.9

A pen-work A based on British Library MS Arundel 11 f.9, English, either between 1440-1447 or after 1465. I only just now realized that the initial was done in red, blue, and gold, not just red and blue; the printed copy of the image I was working from didn't make this clear. Oh well. If I'd realized, I would've done it in gold too, but I didn't.

© 2010, Sara L. Uckelman.