I have recently attended the Pennsic War in AElthmeric (Pennsylvania, USA), and there are many tales to tell from the war. But first, I would like to share one of the most special moments:
At the Drachenwald court on Thursday, August 6, a.s. 50, I was awarded an Orden des Lindquistringes, a high honor for service to the Kingdom. In addition to the dragon ring, I was presented with this scroll, an amazing work of calligraphy and illumination by Saraswati-man.ikkam.
“Hic incipit edictum regis Torvaldi Reginaesque Tomoe. In recognition of the works that our dear subject Þora Sumarliðadóttir has rendered to us, especially to the Principality of Nordmark, we hereby offer to her admission in our Orden des Lindquistringes, which confers the right to display the insignia of the order, as depicted below. Signed and here at Pennsic war, upon this the 6th day of August, a.s. L.”
Words fail me. From being fetched out of camp by Master Sven and Princess Isabetta to discovering Their Majesties TorvaldR and Tomoe were holding court with the sole purpose to give me this award. Humbling and heartwarming to know that others have found my work useful. And proud. Proud to be a Drachenwalder at how my household and encampment were included with the warmth and hospitality that I have come to know and love in our kingdom.
Takk, takk, og tusen ganger takk!