Sunday, March 25, 2012

Panache for Lena the Red


The illumination was done by Agatha of Norwich. The calligraphy took two days, and the text reads:

Greetings from Sven and Siobhan, king and queen of Drachenwald, to all whom these present letters meet but most especially unto Lady Lena the Red. Know, good lady, that we, having heard many and numerous testimonies and witnesses from worthy, reliable, and credible nobles, are well acquainted with and advertised of the artifice and skill with which you have long served our kingdom freely truly and honorably. For the reward of such attainment and accomplishment it was created in times past the ancient and honourable Order of Panache to be populated with artisans and crafters, and it is our right, privilege, and perogative to create you a member of the aforesaid company, to be styled in all places as a companion of the order and at all times to display the badge of the said order. This we do on eve of All Fool's Day while in Depedene under Wychwood and so that none can contest our will we have signed with our hands below.

I just realized this means I did the panache scrolls for both Richard and Lena!.

© 2012, Sara L. Uckelman.