October Monthly Letter

To the populace of Ynys Fawr, do Anna and Adelindis send warm greetings

We are pleased to report some news from the greater Kingdom – The honour and glory of Lochac will now be further increased by new members from the lands to our north, with the Shire of Grand Cathay, based in and around Nanjing, China, announced as coming under the auspices of our Kingdom. Huzzah! We hope that all our populace join us in wishing our new Lochacians every success in their endeavours: any who are interested in helping out more directly may wish to contact the Kingdom Seneschal’s Deputy of Empire Building, Minamoto no hideaki.

We were also pleased to see that our esteemed cousins, Rudiger and Alyenora of Ildhafn, have found successors to their office. While it will not be in our power to attend the Investiture of the new Baronage, alas, should any of our populace plan to be in attendance at St Catherine’s Faire in November please let us know, as we would send with you words of welcome and tokens of our esteem.

In affairs closer to home, we were recently privileged to host our cousins and friends from over the seas for the ninth Great Southern Gathering, an event justly famed for learning, displays of grace and chivalry on the tourney field, fun and (as noted by a number of wayfarers regarding the Ynys Fawrian experience) large quantities of excellent food. During the weekend, we were delighted to recognise the inspirational contribution made to this Barony by Sir Wulfgar Jarnsiða with the Order of the Sable Chain. Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone involved in the running of this event, most particularly to the Steward, the honourable Baron David de Derlington, and his Head Cook, the honourable Lady Elena Anthony: you did great honour to your Barony and to your Kingdom.

In upcoming events, the date of the Royal Event Etiquette discussion needed to be changed due to an oversight on the part of Baroness Adelindis – it is now the 7th of October at GeCo. All are welcome. The following weekend we will be attending the Sheffield Medieval Festival and we would be happy to collect any contributions people would like to send for our display on the day of the meeting. The Hobart Show and Derwent Valley Medieval Festival demos are now rapidly approaching, followed by November Crown. It will be a busy but rewarding few weeks, and we look forward to working with all of you to make it a successful time.

In service to the Crown and the people of Ynys Fawr,
Anna and Adelindis
Baroness and Baroness of Ynys Fawr