Greetings Most Gracious Lady:
I, Lord Kaun Steinrųšarson, come before you on bent
knee, displaying my greatest humility. I beg the knowledge
of your intended travels during the first quarter moon in
the month of April, in the year A.S. XLIII of our
Great Kingdom of Calontir.
I would be honored beyond words if your journeys include
the Rites of Spring event here in our
distinguished shire of Bois d' Arc, and, within your
great compassion, you would stand as my consort for the
Glori Vituious Umbra challenge.
On this day I shall prove to you that none better exist
throughout these lands than myself to give example of the
inspiration of your essence. With my service to you I will
extol even your smallest virtues, do my best to fulfill all
of your requests, and bask in the humility of standing with
a Lady who's beauty far outshines any I have yet
I humbly await your reply,
In The Service Of Honor,
Amor vincit omnia,
Lord Kaun Steinrųšarson
My Dear Lord Kaun:
Your words have humbled and delighted me, for I will indeed
be traveling to your distinguished Shire of Bois d' Arc
during the first quarter moon of April; for this event is
most dear to my heart and soul. I would not miss it for
all the roses on the earth.
I am most honored that you would ask for my presence in
this most chivalric of challenges and with humble gratitude,
I accept your offer of consort. On this most wonderful of
days I will do my best to uphold the beauty, humility, and
compassion that all Ladies should hold dear, and that you
have been most keen to notice in this Lady.
Let us be an inspiration to each other, as well as to those
around us, in our respect and courtesy to each other.
Ever in Service to the Dream,
Lady Eowyth ža Sišend
Greetings Most Wondrous Lady:
My heart is filled with pride and joy to hear your decision to be my consort on the day of the challenge.
I will, with all the grace I can muster, present myself to you on the day of the challenge. With only the exceptions of my responsibilities to the challenge and the event, I will be at your disposal as you should desire.
Although I am content to merely have your beauty shine upon me like a golden sun, I do understand that you may ask of me things that may require plans to be laid out in advance. Please let me know of anything you may desire that may require me to dress in a certain way, or anything that I may provide for your ease throughout the day.
I remain, gazing upon your immaculate visage,
Lord Kaun Steinrųšarson
Good Day My Dear Lord,
It was with pride and joy that I accepted your offer. I hope that we may inspire others to greatness, even as we inspire each other and ourselves. As you know, I am a skilled equestrian and will be competing in the Tournament being held that day. I may also try my hand at archery, as I have developed a fondness for the bow. However, I will not only be competing in the equestrian activities,
but will also be helping in the marshaling of them. My first priority (even above my own
self) is that of the care of my steed. As such, if you wish to check on my most noble of steeds, Kacey of the Leo's Pride, throughout the day, I would be most grateful.
I am not sure how long I will be called away from his side, nor if there will be a place near the tourney field to keep and watch over him. Apart from this, I can think of no other tasks for you to attend for me (accept perhaps, water throughout the day?).
I do tend to think of others and my horse before mine own health at events such as this.) Again, I humbly thank you for your offer and hope that we may, together, encourage others to care for each other in the most chivalric of ways. And not only on this most special of days, but on every day. Until we
meet on the glorious 3rd of April,
Lady Eowyth ža Sišend
To the eloquent Lord Kaun Steinrųšarson, I send greetings.
I write to inform you that I intend to joyfully take up your challenge of virtue, honor, chivalry, and Love. I shall win great glory to lay at the feet of my consort, for surely the inspiration of his smile will enable me to prevail over those who have not the benefit of the regard of he who is the kindest and most worthy of nobles.
My name is Lady Ingeborg bildsbriotr Ulfsdottir, Companion of the Golden Calon Swan.
(ING-guh-borg BEELDS-bree-oat ULFS-daughter)
The name of my gracious consort is Master Owain ap Bleddynellwyd, Companion of the Pelican, Companion of the Cross of Calontir, Companion of the Torse, Fyrdman of the Boga-Fyrd, honored with a Queen's Endorsement of Distinction.
(oh-WANE ap BLETH-en-eel-wed)
Lord Kaun, I look forward to battling you on the field of love and honor. May the most virtuous gentle, and the best soldier in Love's army, win the day.
Unto Lord Kaun Steinrųšarson come greetings and wishes of health from Sir Otas the Fool
I write thee to accept thy challenge in the Gloria Vituious Umbra. I am humbled to tell you her Ladyship Ise no Kusunoki Kametsuru has graciously agreed to allow this fool to worship her from afar as his Consort. I am but a simple tongue tied fool who rides a mule. But I know my choice of Consort will inflame my heart to burn bright and make my mule and this fool soar to heights you will be hard pressed to match in word and deed. I look forward to gifting that piece of Amethyst to my fair Consorts treasury. I am also confident in my Consorts ability to inspire me and would add to your generous prize for the competition. From my own treasury I will be bringing a set of 6 examples of the fine glass arts in the form of small drinking glasses which depict mounted Knights hunting Lions. This I offer to be added to your prize for the winner of the Gloria Vituious Umbra Competition or to be given into the care of the Ladies of the Panel who may award them to an equestrian contestant of the day as they see fit.
In Service to My Lady, My Honor and My Kingdom,
Sir Otas the Fool