Baron & Baroness

As a Barony of An Tir, Wealdsmere is connected to the Crown of An Tir through the Baron and Baroness. This couple serves as the representative of the Crown to the populace, and the representative of the populace to the Crown. The duties of a Baron and Baroness have to do primarily with the “fun” side of branch affairs; holding Court, giving of awards and judging competitions. Their job is to make the magic come alive for everyone, they set the tone for pageantry and the medieval atmosphere. They represent the Barony in all things medieval.

The Baron and Baroness are the resident patrons of the Arts and Sciences within their branch and work to foster and encourage all of their peoples endeavours.

They are the voice of the Crown in their lands, and are responsible to report on the health and well-being of their Barony at all Crown events. Likewise, it is their responsibility to convey news and Crown wishes back to their local group.

Responsibility for management of the group lies with the Seneschal and other officers, and when necessary they will carry the concerns of the populace to the Baron and Baroness who will apprise the Crown for consideration and resolution as necessary.

The Baroness organizes and maintains the Sergeantry, who are sworn to her, so that chivalry and the gentler arts may always be encouraged.


Baron and Baroness Coronets - Photo courtesy of Stillpoint Photography, Angela Parris

Lineage

2020-current

His Excellency Master Michael of Landcaster

Her Excellency Arnora Grimsdottir

2017-2020

His Excellency Sir Osrik Rolfson

Her Excellency Sigrún Osrikswife

2012 - 2017

His Excellency Sir Hanefr Lars Gunnarrson

Her Excellency Kara Bjornsdottir

2007-2012

His Excellency Sir Caieth of Umber

Her Excellency Araviere Isobelle Magdaleine de St. Etienne

2004 – 2007

His Excellency Fergus Sturrock, Squire to Duke Gunnar Brunwolf

Her Excellency Renata von Silverhart

1998 – 2004

His Excellency Sir Brandt Sturrock

Her Excellency Kelta Bri’leith

1995 – 1998

Sir Balthazar the Quiet

Mistress Olivia Visconti

Largess

We would request from our talented populace, items which can be given in gratitude and appreciation to people giving exemplary service or to other visiting Nobles so that the skills and talents of our region spread beyond our borders.

Should you be willing to donate, please label the largesse with the artisan’s name.

Ideas for Largess:

  • Small handmade toys for children

  • Period games

  • Handbound books

  • Wood worked items (buckets, boxes, lanterns, tables, benches, combs, bowls)

  • Small sewing items

  • Metal Worked Items (Torches, cooking tools, knives, hooks, tent stakes, portable holes)

  • Glass Items (cups, lampworked beads)

  • Pottery

  • Spindles/Card weaving kits

  • Bags or pouches (leather, linen or wool material)

  • Armor/Rattan

  • Handwoven trim or cord

  • Knit or nalbinding items (mittens, socks, hats)

  • Spices

  • Fabric yardage (1 yard plus in wool, silk, hemp, or linen only)

  • Handmade soaps (no strong scents)

  • Strings of beads natural material (pearls, amber, jade, jasper, horn etc. Natural materials only.)

  • Period Jewelry (belt buckles, cloak pins, brooches, hair pins etc)

  • Sewing kits

  • Skeins of hand spun wool, silk or linen

  • Bone or antler items

  • Meads

Things to avoid :

  • Perfumes or oils

  • Food items

  • Small children or animals