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  1. [!] A depiction of the palms found near the Al-Mona Campsite As the radiant summer sun rose upon the Al-Mona Campsite, preparations for a wedding were being made. The marriage of the Sheikh, Abdur bin Rasheed Al-Mona, and his fiance, Nayla bint Maahir Al-Majid, is fast approaching with much excitement. All are invited to celebrate the union of Abdur and Nayla, though special invitations are distributed to the following: His Highness, Cesar II, Viceroy of Hyspia, his esteemed pedigree, and all citizens of Hyspia Grommash, Rex of the Iron Horde, and all citizens of the Iron Horde Mahpiya Farisbarii, and all members of the Kwee’Hayastaani Ser Berior of Formindon Dame Marisol Solis and her Fiance Lady Sabine von Theonus The ceremony will take place in the evening of The Sun’s Smile of the year SA 169. A traditional Badawi reception will take place after the ceremony, including a feast, presentation of gifts, and continued celebration. There are even rumors circulating that the bride-to-be will entertain the guests with her musical prowess.
  2. A painting of Robert and Margot-Lucilla in the floodplains, c. 1962. By Leo Vinny T H E U N I O N of G O A T & S U N 1963 In the year 1963, Lord Robert Haverlock and Lady Margot de Lewes secured their private wedding ceremony, officiated by Frantzisko Cardinal St. Godwin in the chapel of Whitespire - only kin and close friends in attendance. From 1960 to 1963, Lord Robert Haverlock and Lady Margot de Lewes often spent time together in Whitespire, Aaun - a rare occurrence for them to leave the city alone. Their acquaintance began when they both happened to be at the Hand of Horen - Margot had accompanied her mother, Amelia of Virdain, on some courtly business, while Robert had been discussing some court ideas with the other courtiers. Amelia hysterically suggested the two meet each other, as well as share an Illatian drink in the tavern. The couple courted for three years before deciding to marry, despite Amelia's persistent pestering. SIGNED, His Lordship, Robert Matyas Haverlock, Baron of Gotfridcher, Count of Talentine Her Ladyship, Margot-Lucilla Haverlock née Ashford de Lewes, Baroness-Consort of Gotfridcher, Countess-Consort of Talentine
  3. THE PRINCELY UNION between Grand Prince Leon Anton Barclay and Adalfriede Wulfhild Rademacher von Hexenwald An portrait of Leon II and Lady Adalfriede Hear ye, O kin and loyal subjects of Minitz and Reinmar, these words that flow forth from Kanunsberg; Let it be known that Grand Prince Leon and Lady Adalfriede have wed in a private ceremony overseen by Brandt Cardinal Albarosa, the grandfather of His Serene Highness. The nuptials were witnessed by close family within the Holy Church of the Auspice in Kanunsberg, Minitz. The pair began courting shortly after Lady Adalfriede arrived in Minitz and their admiration for one another has only grown. Lady Adalfriede is in the process of completing her Trials of the Stallion and will soon be blooded as a tribeswoman of Reinmar. In celebration of their union, guests are invited to a feast in the hall of Kanunsberg Castle. THE ROYALTY AND NOBILITY OF AAUN. His Royal Majesty, John Alexander, King of Aaun and his royal pedigree. His Highness, Johannes von Alstreim, Prince of Merryweather and his esteemed pedigree. His Lordship, Siegmund von Reuss, Margrave of Velen and his esteemed pedigree. Her Ladyship, Olympe-Regina Dieuxmont de Rosius, Marchioness of Haute-Epine and her esteemed pedigree. His Lordship, Waclaw Jazlowiecki, Count of Warsovia and his esteemed pedigree. His Lordship, Robert Haverlock, Count of Talentine and his esteemed pedigree. His Lordship, Henri de Lewes, Baron of Virdain and his esteemed pedigree. His Lordship, Emilio Varoche, Baron of Napoliza and his esteemed pedigree. His Lordship, Grzmichuj Jazlowiecki, Baron of Triglav and his esteemed pedigree. THE PEOPLE OF MINITZ AND REINMAR. Her Serene Highness, Helena of Formindon, Grand Princess-Mother of Minitz. His Princely Grace, Alfred Barclay, Prince of Sutica and Duke of Reinmar. His Grace, Gottfried Barclay, Duke of Kanunsberg and his esteemed pedigree. His Lordship, Robert von Stroheim, Baron of Langenkirch and his esteemed pedigree. Her Ladyship, Frederica Barclay, Baroness of Sigradz. Her Ladyship, Alice Barclay, Baroness of Brandthof, and her esteemed pedigree. THE WALDENIC DIET. PERSONAL INVITATIONS. Her Majesty, Tar-Caraneth Aryantë, Queen of Numendil. Ser Wulfram Rademacher von Hexenwald. Lady Olenna Rademacher. Ser Malcolm MacKenna. Ser Hodrick Morne. Ser Galadain.
  4. THE UNION OF Elaina Von Berkhoven and Josef Karl Denodado Acciones, No Palabras "Though the spring flower withers and the fruit of the tree falls to the ground, my word lasts into the eve of the world, and the fruit of virtue cannot rot" (Virtue 3:2) [!] A painting of Josef Karl Denodado and Elaina Von Berkhoven A History of Companionship The seeds of the bride and groom's relationship started when they were just pen pals, writing letters to each other before the start of the eternal freeze in the kingdom of Hanseti-Ruska. As time passed, Josef gained the confidence to brave the harsh chold to visit his childhood friend, Elaina, at her home in the Ducal territory of Reinmar. After years of fantastic friendship, Elaina asked josef for a courtship, having been given the blessing of the then Baron Denodado. The pair courted for 6 years, until while in the tavern of La Dorada, Elaina stood up from her chair after a nice meal and took a knee to propose to Josef and proclaim her eternal love. Though taken aback in surprise and tears of joy falling from his cheeks, Josef answered joyously with an excited "Yes!" During and after the attack on La Dorada by an unknown force of the undead, Lord Josef stayed by his love's side through it all. He cared for her with everything he had when Elaina Von Berkhoven had lost her forearm from the attack. Nothing has stopped this pairs love in any capacity, despite everything that has happened to the duo since they first met. Event Itinerary The Wedding and Reception The awaited wedding will then take place within the Church of Blessed Francisco, joining the two in matrimony. Upon the end, a reception will be held within the Tavern. Wedding of Elaina von Berkhoven and Josef Karl Denodado We of the Vicomital House of Denodado and the Common House of Berkhoven wish to invite those in attendance to the merriment of matrimony between Miss Elaina von Berkhoven and Lord Josef Karl Denodado after seven blessed years of courting! DATE 17th of Horens Calling, 84 Formal Invitations are Sent to: His Highness, Cesar II, of Hyspia and his Viceroyal Pedigree His Highness, Alexander II, of Hanseti-Ruska and his Royal Pedigree Her Majesty, Lenora Jusmia, of Vortice and her Royal Pedigree His Princely Grace, Alfred Barclay, Duke of Reinmar and his Noble Pedigree The Most Honourable, Ser Sterling Whitewood, Marquis of Lotusgrad and his Noble Pedigree The Honourable, Walter Weiss, Viscount of Novkursain and his Noble Pedigree Her Ladyship, Laurissa, Lady-Magister of the District of the Sorcerous Path and her Noble Pedigree The Honourable, Demitrey Denodado, Viscount of Banderas and his Noble Pedigree Her Ladyship, Eir Maor, Baroness of Montenno and her Noble Pedigree His Lordship, Ser Laurens Henri Halcourt d'Artois, Baron of Campagnon and his Noble Pedigree Mister Wilhelm Von Berkhoven and his Familia Landsers Von Reinmar and their Familia The Citizenry of Hyspia The Citizenry of Hanseti-Ruska Personal Invitations are Sent to: Ser Fredrich Ludovar and his Familia Mister Alexander Llopis and his Familia Mister Jose Fuentes and his Familia Mister Pym Volkov and his Familia Miss Nemea Ke Kai'len and her Familia Mister Cassian De Silva Reyes and his Familia Signed, Josef Karl Denodado Elaina Von Berkhoven Demitrey Denodado, Viscount of Banderas, Baron of Sevilla, Justiciero of Hyspia, Oficial de Imigracion, captain of the Obsidian Pearl.
  5. THE BARONIAL WEDDING A UNION BETWEEN BARON ANATOLIY GODUNOV AND LADY POPPIYA AMADOR ISSUED ON THE 10th of Snow’s Maiden, 509 E.S. VA BIRODEO HERZENAV AG EDLERVIK, It brings great joy and satisfaction for House Godunov - The Grand Barony of Verskaya, to formally announce the wedding between Baron Anatoliy I. Godunov and Lady Poppiya Sosina Amador. Possessing a love that had formed from early childhood, it was only in their early 20s that the two were finally granted the opportunity to share and indulge in their buried feelings. After spending a few blessed years of courtship, their love blossoming the more time they spent by each other’s side, the Baron proposed to his beloved in the frozen streets of Haense, mere moments after the end of the Tumves Festival. Formal invitations are extended to the following: The Baronial House of Godunov His Royal Majesty, Aleksandr II, King of Hanseti-Ruska and his Royal Pedigree Her Grace, Roslin Baruch, Duchess of Valwyck and her noble pedigree His Grace, Manfred Barclay, Duke of Reinmar and his noble pedigree His Grace, Viktor var Ruthern, Duke of Vidaus and his noble pedigree The Right Honourable, Otto Ludovar, Count of Otistadt and his noble pedigree The Right Honourable, Cassian Colborn, Count of Malkovya and his noble pedigree The Honourable, Walter Weiss, Viscount of Novkursain and his noble pedigree His Lordship, Henrik Amador, Baron of Mondstadt and his noble pedigree Her Ladyship, Katrin Stafyr, Baroness of Thurant and her noble pedigree Her Ladyship, Irena Kortrevich, Baroness of Koravia and her noble pedigree Personal invitations, in no particular order, are extended to the following: Her Serene Highness, Yera Silveira, Overlord of Kaethul, Lady-Magister of Hohkmat and her Royal Pedigree Her Royal Highness, Sibyl Gwyneth, Princess of Monterosa, Duchess of Atrus and her Royal Pedigree Lady Marilyn Moere De Resmore of the Viscounty of Meis, and her family Firress Ar-Malna, Steward of Kaethul, and her family Lady Mariola Sturmweber and her family Lady Viktoria vas Ruthern, Heir to Marsana, and her family Dame Gwenyth Callista Vilac Vuiller, Countess-Consort of Aquilae and her noble pedigree Lady Watanabei Mei and her Family Firress Zielle Va’eylul (Cookie Mamej) and her Family Firr Marjoram and Company Firress Naya and Company OOC INFO: Date: 23d of December - 5pm est - Haense Basilica (Church)
  6. THE WEDDING OF VALERIAN GODUNOV AND EADWYNN DEY MEDFORD ISSUED ON THE 13th of Msitza ag Dargund, 506 E.S It is with great pleasure that the Barony of Verskaya announces the wedding of one Lord Valerian Vesper Sviatovich Godunov and Lady Eadwynn Dey Medford. Beginning with a spark wrought in childhood, the pair reunited by chance many years later, from which a lengthy courtship soon ensued. It was one peaceful eve when Lord Godunov proposed, to the witness of friends and family, a promise to keep the fair Lady Medford warm through Valdev’s eternal frost. In hope of providing a joyous reprieve from the stresses of war and winter, the celebration of this holy matrimony will take place in the Everardian Basilica of Valdev in the Kingdom of Haenseti-Ruska. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds invite guests to continue their jubilation within the city’s tavern. Formal invitations, in no particular order, are extended to the following: The Baronial House of Godunov Her Grace, Roslin Baruch, Duchess of Valwyck and her noble pedigree His Grace, Manfred Barclay, Duke of Reinmar and his noble pedigree His Grace, Viktor var Ruthern, Duke of Vidaus and his noble pedigree The Right Honourable, Otto Ludovar, Count of Otistadt and his noble pedigree The Right Honourable, Cassian Colborn, Count of Malkovya and his noble pedigree The Honourable, Walter Weiss, Viscount of Novkursain and his noble pedigree His Lordship, Henrik Amador, Baron of Mondstadt and his noble pedigree Her Ladyship, Katrin Stafyr, Baroness of Thurant and her noble pedigree Her Ladyship, Irena Kortrevich, Baroness of Koravia and her noble pedigree Personal invitations, in no particular order, are extended to the following: Her Ladyship, Laurissa Thriceblood-Kort, Lady-Magister of the District of Sorcerous Power and her noble pedigree Valindra, and company Seraphina, and company Ylva, and company
  7. King John’s Privy Council begs him to find a wife, circa 1953 It is the greatest pleasure of the Royal House of Alstion to announce the betrothal of His Royal Majesty, John I, and the good Lady Amelia Rose of Middelan. Amelia had served as the Mistress of the Robes to King Edmund II for the greater part of a decade, and has always been known to be a pious Canonist. Having worked closely together from the beginning of his reign, the proposal was given on the Seventeenth of Owyn’s Light, 1953 as witnessed by Her Royal Highness, Adeline Johanna. SCHEDULE THE CEREMONY To begin in the Chapel of Our Lady of Paradisus, and to be presided over by the Bishop Gelimar three hours past sunrise this next Saint’s Day. [2 EST Dec. 2] PERSONAL PETITIONS AND BANQUET Afterwards, His Royal Majesty and his Privy will host a small banquet while hearing out the petitioners of the realm of Aaun, as well as those that wish general counsel. INVITATIONS THE ROYAL HOUSE OF ALSTION HRH the Princess Royal, Adeline Johanna HRH the Princess, Mary Cecilia HRH the Princess, Augusta Charlotte HRM the Queen Mother, Edith of Reinmar HRH the Viscountess of Valence, Adela of High Peak Lord Edmund Amadeus Lady Sophia James THE PEERAGE OF AAUN THE HOUSE BARCLAY OF MINITZ and their sworn vassals of FERNWEH, LANGENKIRCH and all the HERZOGRAT and HERRENHAUS THE HOUSE VON ALSTREIM OF MERRYWEATHER and their sworn vassals of BODBWODZ, TRIGLAV and WARSOVIA THE HOUSE DE JOANNES OF SEDAN THE HOUSE IVANOVICH OF STYRIA and their sworn vassals THE HOUSE DE ROSIUS OF HAUTE-EPINE and their sworn vassals of L’ARBRE D’OR THE HOUSE VON REUSS OF VELEN and their sworn vassals of ARENTANIA THE HOUSE HAVERLOCK OF GOTFRIDCHER THE HOUSE VAROCHE OF NAPOLIZA THE HOUSE DE LEWES OF VIRDAIN DAIMYO FUMETSU AND MEMBERS OF CLAN RENSHIN INDIVIDUAL INVITATIONS John Auguste of the House d’Arkent His Excellency, Mithius Dalma Her Excellency, Marlene von Reuss Lord Markus van Aert Lady Klara Miray Kovachev Merchants Boon & Bane REALM INVITATIONS All those good Canonists that protected Our realm from insurgency in its time of weakness The General Citizenry of the United Kingdom of Aaun. LETTER FROM AMELIA TO HER FAMILY To Uncle Gaspard, Aunt Saskia, Papa, and my dearest brother Gustaf; I apologize that you are to be told this way of my marriage. This war, this conflict has so ripped asunder the realms of Man - and so too has it made great injury upon my heart. It was you, Uncle Gaspard, Papa, that taught me to see the rightness of peace and justice and mediation. I had thought, once, that such a thing, that a lasting sort of peace, might be forged via a war against heathens and heretics and anathema. I had not thought that we would be that enemy. Though you are now anathema, and I can neither invite you to the wedding nor offer you shelter; I hope that someday soon we may meet once more, together under the LORD’s light. Repent, please, and His Holiness, and the Mother Church, might still forgive. Until then, I cannot support such violence inflicted upon the Canonist flock. GOD Guides, Amelya His Royal Majesty, JOHN ALEXANDER, by the Grace of GOD, King of Aaun, Prince of Alstion, Duke of Corazon and Balemena, Count of Enswerp and Florentine, Protector of the Realm
  8. A depiction of Lord Siegmund and Lady Marlene before their ceremony. To the Inhabitants of the Realm, After a two year engagement, it is with great joy that the Houses von Reuss and Alstreim announce the blessed union between Lord Siegmund von Reuss and Lady Marlene von Alstriem. Legend states that Lord Siegmund’s heart was captured by Lady Marlene’s grace from the instant he beheld her presence upon his arrival to Whitespire. Their initial encounter transpired within the hallowed halls of the Hand of Horen, a moment that altered the course of both their fates. T I M E T A B L E I. THE CEREMONY The ceremony will begin in the Chapel of Our Lady of Paradisius where Matthias, Cardinal of Lotharia, shall officiate the wedding. All those are welcomed to gather to witness the exchange, uniting the pair in sacred matrimony. II. THE RECEPTION After the ceremony in the Chapel of Our Lady of Paradisius, the newlyweds and their guests will gather at the Whitespiren Tavern for a happy celebration befitting the occasion. Waldenian drinks and dishes will be served as guests are to intermingle and toast to the couple. As the reception concludes, the couple will receive gifts and express their heartfelt thanks to all that came. I N V I T A T I O N S The family of the Bride The family of the Groom Sister Amadeya of Mardale Princess Franziska, Duchess of Akovia, and her honored family The Merchants, Boon & Bane His Royal Majesty, Edmund II, King of Aaun and his royal pedigree His Serene Highness, Ferdinand Barclay, Grand Prince of Minitz and his noble pedigree His Highness, Heinrich II von Alstreim, Prince of Merryweather and his noble pedigree His Highness, Gawyn Tiber, Prince of Beaufort and his noble pedigree His Royal Highness, Richard Stassion, Margrave of Stassion and his noble pedigree His Lordship, Louis de Rosius, Margrave of Haute-Epine and his noble pedigree His Lordship, Konstantin von Augusten, Count of Hohengarten and his noble pedigree His Lordship, Emilio Varoche, Count of Varoche and his noble pedigree His Lordship, Louis Haverlock, Count of Talentine and his noble pedigree His Lordship, Fernand de Lewes, Baron of Virdain and his noble pedigree SIGNED His Lordship, Siegmund Otto von Reuss Margrave of Velen, Count of Cantal and Revedin, Baron Mons Velena and Alsace, Patriarch of the House of Reuss, Elector of Velen, Protector of the Aschenwald peoples Her Ladyship, Marlene Konstancja von Alstreim Head Bellwether of the Clementine Courts OOC:
  9. THE BLOODY NUPTIALS Ar A depiction of the betrothed, Baron George af Brasca and Lady Viktoria Ivanovich, 87 ADP. The Baron George and Lady Viktorias courtship had started with a letter, a joint connection between families, and unknowing of one another. That letter had turned to two, and henceforth multiplied, until the duo met unknowingly within the Duchy of Stran. They spoke some in the tavern, and once it was revealed, the Baron George asked the Duke Istvan Ivanovich permission to court his sister. Three trials were given. And thus, three trials were met with fervor. Host an event to celebrate our cultures. It succeeded immensely. Take part in a duel against the Duke himself. They fought tremendously. And hardest of all, win the trust of the Lady Viktoria and have her ask for the marriage herself. And so it came to fruition. With these three trials having come to a head, the Baron George af Brasca and the Lady Viktoria Ivanovich invites those of Petra and Aaun alike to their wedding which shall be held within the coming Saints days. The wedding will take place at the Memory Tree as the sun just begins to wane over the sky - followed by a feast catered by the bride herself. [Thursday, 5pm EST/9pm GMT] Formal Invitations are Sent to: Her Royal Majesty, Queen Renilde I of the Commonwealth of the Petra and her pedigree The Right Honorable, Anthony Temesch, Viscount of Mies and his pedigree The Right Honorable, Karl von Theonus, Viscount of Marignan and his pedigree The Honorable, Nicolas E. von Wittenbach, Baron of Wittenbach and his pedigree The Honorable, Xavier Adiler, Baron of Celia’Tahn and his pedigree Her Ladyship, Norra Terrin, Vavasour of Sunrise Grove and her pedigree His Royal Majesty, King Edmund II of the United Kingdom of Aaun and his pedigree His Highness, Ferdinand Barclay, Grand Prince of Minitz and his pedigree His Highness, Robert II de Joannes, Prince of Sedan and his pedigree His Royal Highness, Richard Novellen, Margrave of Stassion and his pedigree His Lordship, Olivier Dieuxmont de Rosius, Margrave of Haute-Epine and his pedigree His Lordship, Siegmund Otto von Reuss, Margrave of Velen and his pedigree His Lordship, Konstantin von Augusten, Count of Hohengarten and his pedigree His Lordship, Louis II Haverlock, Count of Talentine and his pedigree The Right Honorable, Sir Demetrius var Ruthern, Count of Marsana and his pedigree His Lordship, Casimir Vilac, Baron of Valio and his pedigree Personal Invitations are Sent to: Her Royal Highness, Princess Adeline Alstion of the United Kingdom of Aaun His Royal Highness, Prince Heinrich II Alstreim of Merryweather Her Highness, Princess Veronica Weiss of Hyspia His Lordship, John Galbraith, Baron of Castlerona His Lordship, Sir Rassvet Senko, Baron of Reka Sir Leopold Haverlock Sir Gaspard van Aert Sir Stanton Stroheim Lord Leutwin Barclay Lady Julietta Haverlock Marshall Walter of Merryweather Mister Dietrich Faust Mister Felix Grima Miss Elewyn Signed, The Honorable, George Marc Halcourt af Brasca, Baron of Brasca Her Ladyship, Viktoria Helena Ivanovich of Stran
  10. Florent Willems - The Engagement The Marquisate of Clermont and County of Otistadt are pleased to announce the most auspicious union of Lady Elara Athénaïs Halcourt d’Artois de Clermont and Lord Aldric Hektor Ludovar. The pair shall be joined together in holy matrimony before God, Their families, and the nations of Petra and Haense ’neath the Auld tree, per Petrine tradition. The wedding shall take place during the listed month: The Grand Harvest, 87 Atstana de Regne Petrère (1942 Imperial Time) | Gronna & Droba 495, E.S. OOC: September 16th, 6PM EST Formal Invitations are sent to the following: Her Royal Majesty, Renilde I, Queen of the Commonwealth of the Petra and her Royal Pedigree His Royal Majesty, Aleksander II, King of Hanseti-Ruska and his Royal Pedigree His Eminence, Bishop-Father Callahan Petran Nobility The Right Honorable, Ledicort Tiberius d'Azor, Count of Azor The Right Honorable, Anthony Temesch, Viscount of Mies, Baron of Resmore The Right Honorable, Karl von Theonus, Viscount of Marignan The Honorable, Nicolas E. von Wittenbach, Baron of Wittenbach The Honorable, Xavier Adiler, Baron of Celia'Tahn Her Ladyship, Norra Terrin, Vavasour of Sunrise Grove Haeseni Nobility Her Grace, Roslin Baruch, Duchess of Valwyck His Grace, Viktor var Ruthern, Duke of Vidaus His Grace, Manfred Barclay, Duke of Reinmar The Right Honourable, Otto Ludovar, Count of Otistadt The Right Honourable, Anabel Colborn, Countess of Malkovya The Honourable, Walter Weiss, Viscount of Novkursain His Highness, Francisco de Pelear, Viceroy of Hyspia Her Ladyship, Alyona Godunov, Baroness of Verskaya Her Ladyship, Katrin Stafyr, Baroness of Thurant His Lordship, Henrik Amador, Baron of Mondstadt Her Ladyship, Ileana Kortrevich, Baroness of Koravia His Serene Excellency, Sir Laurens 'the Unwavering' Halcourt d'Artois KCSE, Marquis du Clermont, Chanzlé of the Commonwealth of the Petra, Baron of Artois, Knight-Commander of the Order of Saint Emma, Knight of the Sovereign Order of the Petrine Laurel, Hero of the Petra The Right Honorable, Elara Athénaïs Halcourt d’Artois de Clermont, Baronne d’Artois, Royal Governess to the Children of the Petra The Honorable, Lord Aldric Hektor Ludovar
  11. Wedding of Serene Silver Morgana Anarion & Thomas Braxley Several servants, clothed in blue and silver clothes, would ride through the alleys of the serene State and the neighboring lands, carrying small bags filled with papers. Each of them would stop at another house, estate or even castle, handing the letters to the servants of the nobles or just slipping the letters under the doors of those not available at the time. The letter would include a single piece of paper, each of them decorated with silver ornaments and being written in some curly, but beautiful looking handwriting. “Our dear and beloved friends, The honor of your presence is requested at the marriage of: Morgana Anarion and Thomas Braxley The wedding will be held in the cathedral and will follow a flowery theme, as such feel free to prepare your most wonderful dresses and suits for the ceremony. After the ceremony is over a feast will take place within the beloved tavern of the state. Food, Drinks and some musicians are also prepared to fulfill all of your wishes. We look forward to seeing you and enjoy this exciting day of our life with you.” The Wedding will be open to the public, though special invitations will be sent out. Special Invitations: All members of the Lurinite Council and their respective families The esteemed De Astrea Family The Athri'onn Family The Aelrothi Family The Lalwen Guild The Valiant Seekers Cyrius, King of Dunfarthing, and his esteemed pedigree James Leopold, King of Aaun, and his esteemed pedigree Lenora Jusmia, Monarch of Vortice, and her esteemed pedigree Garedyn The Emerald, Grand King of Urguan, and his esteemed pedigree The Princess of Talar'nor, and her esteemed pedigree The Atronach Kiraso The Musin King Patches and his esteemed pedigree, the Musinkin OOC-Information: The wedding event will start at the 19th of August, 3:00pm EST, and the main ceremony shall be done within one hour. Afterwards you are free to leave or take part in the feast, which will run for around 2-3 hours, depending on the activity and amount of players. All in all; The theme for this wedding is FLOWERS!
  12. The Wedding and Union Of Einar Kervallen & Tiwari E. Elmwood ╔═══════════════════ஓ๑♡๑ஓ═══════════════════╗ Finally, after a long time of waiting and postponing, it is time to officially Wed the two; Einar Kervallen and Tiwari E. Elmwood. As such, this post has been sent out with the goal of formally inviting people into attendance for this Union. The invitation is open for anyone to come, but some are formally invited bellow. [OOC; It will take place at 6pm Est on Tuesday the 1st of August] ╚═══════════════════ஓ๑♡๑ஓ═══════════════════╝ In no particular Order; ❈ The Kervallen Family (You are included, Onon) ❈ Miras & Sena (if this invitation reach you) ❈ The Silver Lubba and his Family, Anarion & Uialben ❈ Juniper Rose & Scrisa ❈ Gaius Kaeronin ❈ The Edevane Family ❈ The Tsecsar Family ❈ The Snowell Family ❈ King Cyrius of Dunfarthing ❈ Thomas Braxley ❈ The Athri'onn Family ❈ Nellis ❈ Kaelis
  13. A Union of House Seregon and elSullas Talonnii As written upon on this 6th of Malin’s Welcome, 139 S.A. From The Exilic Kingdom of Númendil and the Lordship of Caladras "Diligence in the face of ignorance.” "Fair shall the end be, though long and hard shall be the road.” To the Esteemed Members of the Sullas Talonnii and those of House Seregon, as well as Friends of either Family, Laurir Aiera Sullas @Stump Malaurir Ikur Sullas @- Pastry Elarhil Sullas @riorr Caelius Sullas @ErikAzog Celadon Sullas @Commander_Jester Andwen Sullas @Amelica Rhaelanthur Seregon @Cypher_nicus Daerine Meracahe’onn @Vic Valmir Arvellon @Drusus With hearts brimming with joy and excitement, we, Lord Saoren and Lady Dele of House Seregon, cordially extend our honored invitation to you on behalf of our cherished grandson, Amaethii, and his beloved Aelwyn Sullas, as they unite in the eternal bond of matrimony. This momentous occasion of love and unity shall take place at the enchanting Lordship of Caladras, nestled upon the northern end of the Kingswood. As the ancient trees bear witness, let the soft whispers of the breeze carry the tidings of this joyous union to your ears. In the spirit of both elven traditions and those influenced by the Daelish, the ceremony shall be a wondrous celebration, steeped in grace and elegance, as two souls intertwine to form an unbreakable bond. Surrounded by the beauty of nature and the blessings of our ancestors, Amaethii and Aelwyn shall pledge their hearts and lives to one another. Following the sacred union, a grand feast shall be laid out in the gardens of Caladras, where fine delicacies and wines from our lands shall delight the senses. As possible bards or minstrels regale us with songs of love and valor, we shall revel in the company of cherished family and treasured friends. With this missive, we send forth our messengers, guiding them to your abodes with utmost care. May they find you in good health and high spirits, and may the journey to our Lordship be swift and safe. Let us gather under the silver moonlight, as we celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of Amaethii and Aelwyn. Your presence and blessings are an invaluable gift, adding luster and joy to the celebration. We eagerly anticipate your arrival at Caladras, where love and unity shall reign supreme, and where memories will be woven into the tapestry of our hearts. Until the day of celebration dawns, may the light of the stars guide your steps and the blessings of the ancients protect your path. In merriment and anticipation, Lord Saoren of House Seregon, Lord of Caladras, Seneschal and Steward to the White Court of the Númenaranyë, Scribe and Tutor to the White Court of the Númenaranyë, Ranger Captain for the Royal Guard of the Númenaranyë, Templar of the Aengul Malchediael, and Knight of the Realm Lady Dele of House Seregon, Lady of Caladras, Steward to the White Court of the Númenaranyë, Physician to the White Court of the Númenaranyë, Serjeant for the Royal Guard of the Númenaranyë, Templar of the Aengul Malchediael, and Knight of the Realm Amaethii of House Seregon, Groom of House Seregon Aelwyn Sullas, Bride of the Sullas Talonnii
  14. A depiction of the recently engaged couple. It is with the greatest pleasure that we extend these invitations in preparation for the union of His Lordship, Richard von Leopold, and Her Ladyship, Xénia Korvacz. The wedding shall take place on the afternoon of Godfrey’s Triumph in the Chapel of Our Lady of Paradisius. We hope that you will be able to join us for this joyous occasion of equal matrimony and the event to be held afterward. Festivities Schedule Ceremony The bride and the groom will have a traditional wedding where they are to exchange vows and rings in the Chapel of Our Lady of Paradisius within Whitespire’s walls. Tavern Night After the ceremony has concluded, there will be a short downtime for the attendees of the wedding to return to their homes if they wish to change into more comfortable attire. Upon their return to Whitespire though, it is only fit for the night to end with drinking, dancing, and music within the Tavern just past the front gates to properly celebrate the union of the two houses. Special Invitations Lord Ser Miklós Korvacz Lady Rozsika Korvacz Lord Aristzid Korvacz Lady Ramóna Korvacz Lady Eowyn von Leopold Lord Peter von Leopold Lady Anne von Leopold Lord Leopold Haverlock Nobility and Peers of Aaun His Royal Majesty, James Leopold, King of Aaun, and his esteemed pedigree His Highness, Brandt Barclay, Grand Prince of Minitz, and his esteemed pedigree His Highness, Heinrich II Alstreim, Prince of Merryweather, and his esteemed pedigree His Grace, István Ivanovich, Duke of Stran, and his esteemed pedigree His Lordship, Louis-August II de Rosius, Margrave of Haute-Epine, and his esteemed pedigree Her Ladyship, Cosima von Augusten, Countess of Hohengarten, and her esteemed pedigree His Lordship, Waclaw Jazloviecki, Count of Warsovia, and his esteemed pedigree His Lordship, Helwig von Bardenwig, Baron of Arentania, and his esteemed pedigree His Lordship, Louis Haverlock, and his esteemed pedigree His Lordship, Viktor Raspitora, and his esteemed pedigree Her Ladyship, Anya Volkov, and her esteemed pedigree Extended Invitations Citizens of Whitespire Strelts of the Duchy of Stran Legionnaires of Aaun Signed, Her Ladyship, Xénia Korvacz, Baroness of Kotovy Lord, Richard von Leopold, Baron of Edendorf
  15. The Union of the Dragon and the Aurentanian Eagle (Gabriel and Marlena Circa 1934) ┌──❀*̥˚───❀*̥˚─┐ In the last month, Marlena von Augusten and Gabriel d’Arkent took a trip to the far away continent of Ba’as accompanied by their respective families to be wed. They enjoyed a lovely wedding by the seaside and returned home to the city of Balian as Gabriel and Marlena d’Arkent. └───❀*̥˚───❀*̥˚┘
  16. -=+=- THE BAGROVYY MEDVED’ MENU -=+=- [!] A Sakcharin Catering services booklet made of thick paper and stitched leather lies open to the front page in your hands. Embossed stags and bears detail the menu, alluding to the families of the wedding. A flourish of text rests upon the top line: The Bagrovyy Medved Menu. Underneath, several sections are written in Common with bold, precise strokes of ink. -=-=- Alcoholic Drinks -=-=- The Flaming Raevir This Raevir beverage is a fiery red in appearance, clasped in hand with a short, rounded crystalline glass, detailings of running bears along the rim of the glass. A particularly strong drink with quite the kick, it is made through fermentation of sugar syrup, beets, and apples. Added to the drink is that of lemon, honey, strawberries, oak bark, green tea and coffee. This heavily mixed beverage is similar to moonshine, every aspect of it like a mule's kick to the throat, taste and scent alike. The Crimson Stag This Raev beverage is held in a crystalline glass boasting the crimson stags of the Jasloviecki household detailed upon it. Vodka and coffee liqueur is mixed, before being poured over ice, a half-and-half of almond and oat milk following shortly after. A heavy cream is added, allowing one to sip past a layer of cream for a sweet and chocolate tasting beverage. The Buttery Couple Two low-standing, crystalline shot glasses would be clasped in hand. From all appearances, the first shot would seem almost akin to an iced coffee, creamy and caramel in appearance with grated tonka beans over top. It is shot back and followed by the second shotglass with whisky poured over gomme syrup, lemon juice, egg whites and liquorice bitters over ice. While the Raev shots may seem like it would taste sour entirely, it would have a rich, nutty vanilla flavor with hints of sweet and spice alike when served. -=-=-Non-Alcoholic Drinks -=-=- The Passionate Wedding This Raevir beverage is made with strawberry juice alongside boiled lingonberries, giving it a vibrantly colored appearance, clasped in hand with a crystalline flute, detailings of entwined bears and stag along the rim. Diluted with water, and sweetened with sugar and honey alike, this drink would cater to the ultimate sweet tooth among us. The Kalmyks Stag A stag-detailed crystalline glass would be clasped in hand. From all appearances, the liquid is frosty, pale and pink - and creamy as well. The Raev tea is made from a mixture of pressed green and black tea, brewed with melted butter, salt, and goat's milk. Nutmeg and peppercorn is stirred in, the sweet in appearance tea having a salty and tart taste alike. The Blooming Romance This Raev beverage is held in a crystalline glass boasting the trailing red and white colors of the joining households detailed upon it. Made with use of rye, oats and pea jelly - the appearance of this drink is a vibrant red. Redcurrants, cranberries, and cherries are boiled and added to the beverage. Three dollops of a light cream decorate the top, in which a single rose petal floats between. -=-=- Meals -=-=- The Bears Pelmeni This Raevir dish is set within a cabbage-lined bowl with detailings of running bears along the outer rim. Most similar in appearance to dumplings, this dish is dough with the fillings of salted minced beef, lamb and pork. A dollop of sour cream is found on the side, alongside that of two stuffed cabbage rolls, cabbage leaves stuffed with a combination of ground beef, pork, rice and vegetables before having been cooked in a creamy tomato sauce. This dish makes for a tangy, tender taste. The Nutty Nuptials This Raevir dish is set upon a plate with detailings of running bears and stag along the outer rim, candied ginger placed sporadically along it. The dish in question is combined buckwheat and roasted vegetables, alongside eggs, ground lamb, paprika, salt and pepper. Sauteed carrots and onions are added, before it is baked into something round akin to a patty. Butter lathers brioche bread, which may be eaten normally or used to make a sandwich with your buckwheat patty. The taste is rich and nutty alike. Strans Prancing Zakuski A bear-detailed crockery dish would be clasped in hand. From all appearances, the dish is vibrant in color, with rich purples and reds and ground cayenne pepper sprinkled over top. This Raev dish contains thinly sliced mushrooms and onions cooked in a cream sauce, cheese, and sour cream. To cut through the sheer richness, the mushrooms are seasoned with nutmeg and ground pepper and infused with white wine. Sauteed shallots add a pungent, earthy flavor as well. -=-=- Desserts -=-=- The Truffling Stag A stag-detailed cake plate would be clasped in hand. From all appearances, this truffle would appear to be rounded, powdered with sea salt and in a thin paper liner with miniature stags printed across. Sour cream, giving the truffle an appearance more akin to a cupcake, is dalloped on the top. This Raev treat is made of vanilla cookie crumbs, butter, cocoa and a little cognac. Chopped nuts are added inside, alongside lime zest. The truffle in question would be sweet and savory alike. Warsovias Feathered Cake A white feathered-detailed cake plate would be clasped in hand. From all appearances, this cake would appear akin to a delicate mousse or jell-o like in nature. Powdered white sugar decorates the sweet, in varying feathered patterns. This Raev treat is made of a whipped sour cream filling, alongside butter, heavy cream, and chocolate chips. A dollop of whipped cream is dabbled on the side, in which a bite of the cake may be dipped in.
  17. A Ducal Commitment The union of Ivanovich and Jazloviecki “Wild in Blood, Wild in Fury.” “Through All We Prevail” Penned by Izabela Anna Jazloviecki C. 1931 The Lord of Andregrad in the midst of his proposal to Lady Izabela Jazloviecki. Circa 1930. With great joy and utmost pleasure, we extend to you an invitation of the grandest significance. It is our distinct honor to request your esteemed presence at the auspicious union of two souls, as Lord István Mátyás Ivanovich and Lady Izabela Anna Jazloviecki embark on their sacred journey of matrimony. As cherished friends and beloved members of our community, we cordially invite you to witness this momentous occasion. ITINERARY I. THE UNION The Bride will be walked into the church of St. Theodosius by her chosen family member and she and her husband-to-be shall be made one under the eye of GODAN, following a traditional Ruskan rite. II. THE DUEL Following the ceremony, guests will head to the tavern for a chance to compete in a duel where the victor leaves with a 150 mina prize. III. THE RECEPTION After the duel is concluded, guests will make their way to the Ducal palace courtyard to celebrate the union with traditional Raevir cuisine and gifts for the couple. INVITES Personal invitations handwritten and sent out by the couple! The Ducal Family of Ivanovich The Comital Family of Jazloviecki The House of Aldersberg The House of Vilac The House of Korvacz The House of Volkov The house of Petrov The house of Ratispora Dame Justine Halcourt d’Artois and her Husband The Right Honourable, Markus, Count of Aldersberg and his Noble Pedigree Ser Viktor Ratispora and his wife Ser Theoderic von Theonus and his wife Dame Justine Halcourt d’Artois and her Husband Miss Eloise Noelle Veiel George “The Rotund” Halcourt Boon and Bane Lord Demetrius var Ruthern Lord Rhys var Ruthern Janislav and his Pedigree Liadain and her Pedigree Lord Otto Ludovar and his Noble Pedigree The esteemed Strelts of the Duchy of Stran EXTENDED INVITATIONS: His Royal Majesty, James, King of Aaun and his Royal Pedigree His Serene Highness, Brandt, Grand prince of Minitz and his noble Pedigree His Highness, Heinrich, Prince of Merryweather and his noble Pedigree The Right Honourable, Philippa, Margravine of Velen and her noble Pedigree The Right Honourable, Louis, Margrave of Haute-Epine and her Noble Pedigree The Right Honourable, Cosima, Countess of Hohengarten and her noble Pedigree The Honourable, Fernand, Baron of Virdain and his Noble Pedigree The Most Honorable, Gaius var Ruthern, Viscount of Marsana and his Noble Pedigree SIGNED, His Lordship, Ser István Mátyás Ivanovich, Lord of Andregrad, Knight of the Order of Blessed Istvan Her Ladyship, Izabela Anna Jazloviecki
  18. THE UNION OF ALSTREIM AND RUTHERN Penned by the PRINCE OF MERRYWEATHER On the 9th of Tobias’ Bounty, 1930 Though once the pair seemed an unlikely match, the years of their courtship have blossomed into a relationship of true love and affection, only growing in its intensity as the descendants crossed the continents. Thus, the Principality of Merryweather and the Duchy of Vidaus are eager to announce the conjoinment of the two houses with the union of his Highness, Heinrich II Lothar von Alstreim, and her Ladyship, Aleksandra Milena vas Ruthern. I. THE CEREMONY The ceremony will be open to all Canonist citizens of the League – Aaun and Haense alike – commencing in the Temple of the Exalted Prophets of the Canon, right outside the walls of the Aaunic capital, Whitespire. Under the lowlands’ sun and the watchful eye of GOD, the pair shall be bound in holy matrimony, joining as husband and wife. II. THE JOUST OF MERRYWEATHER Sharing the militaristic heritage of the two houses, a joust shall be held in the couple’s honor in the tourney grounds just outside the Temple’s doors. All men who think themselves worthy enough may be allowed to enter, provided they come with a steed of their own. He who proves himself skilled enough to claim the title of Champion shall claim not only a 250 mina prize, but a reward from the bride herself. III. RECEPTION Following the joust, guests shall make their way to the gardens of the church district for a grand feast. Guests shall be offered both merriment and refreshment, and shall be allowed to bestow the newly-wedded couple any gifts they might have. PERSONAL INVITATIONS ARE GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING: Family of the Groom, the Princely House of Alstreim Family of the Bride, the Ducal House of Ruthern His Royal Highness, Henry Alstion, Crown Prince of Aaun His Royal Highness, Nikolas Leopold, Prince of Greywyn Her Royal Highness, Elena Casimira, Princess Royal of Balian The Right Honorable, Waclaw Jazloviecki, Count of Warsovia and his noble pedigree Her Ladyship, Alyona Godunov, Baroness of Verskaya and her noble pedigree His Lordship, Mikhail Jazloviecki, Baron of Triglav Julietta Laurelai Haverlock Asta Thorsen Sir Peter Stroheim George "the Rotund" Halcourt Makoto Iekami Boon & Bane TO THE PEERAGE OF AAUN: His Serene Highness, Brandt Barclay, Grand Prince of Minitz and his noble pedigree His Highness, Robert de Joannes, Prince of Sedan and his noble pedigree His Grace, Jan Ivanovich, Duke of Stran and his noble pedigree Her Ladyship, Philippa von Reuss, Margravine of Velen and her noble pedigree His Lordship, Louis de Rosius, Marquis of Haute-Epine and his noble pedigree Her Ladyship, Cosima von Augusten, Countess of Hohengarten and her noble pedigree TO THE PEERAGE OF HAENSETI-RUSKA: His Princely Grace, Manfred Barclay, Prince of Sutica and his noble pedigree Her Grace, Roslin Baruch, Duchess of Valwyck and her noble pedigree The Right Honourable, Stanimar Ludovar, Count of Otistadt and his noble pedigree The Right Honourable, Ileana Kortrevich, Countess of Jerovitz and her noble pedigree The Right Honourable, Anabel Elia Colborn, Countess of Malkovya and her noble pedigree The Honourable, Audo Weiss, Viscount of Novkursain and his noble pedigree His Highness, Francisco de Pelear, Viceroy of Hyspia and his noble pedigree Her Ladyship, Nataliya Amador, Baroness of Mondstadt and her noble pedigree Her Ladyship, Elia Stafyr, Baroness of Thurant and her noble pedigree EXTENDED INVITATIONS ARE GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING: His Royal Majesty, James Leopold, King of Aaun and his noble pedigree His Royal Majesty, Aleksandr II, King of Hanseti-Ruska and his noble pedigree His Royal Majesty, Adrian I, King of Balian and his noble pedigree Her Most Serene Grace, Renilde I, Archduchess of the Petra All Electors of the Waldenic Diet All members of the Salvian Syndicate SIGNED, SEINE HOHEIT, Heinrich II von Alstreim, Fürst von Merryweather und der Rhine, Landgraf von Alstreim, Freiherr von Corwinsburg, Herr von Blackwater HER LADYSHIP, Aleksandra Milena vas Ruthern
  19. Scyfling Culture: Wedding Traditions Published by the County of Malkovya ISSUED ON THE 6TH OF MSITZA AND DARGUND, 482 E.S. A STUDY ON THE HANSO-SCYFA TRADITIONS OF MARRIAGE Penned by the hand of Her Ladyship, Anabel Elia Colborn, Keeper of The Book "Gor vardifuli neji de fyrste tre dagi af weddi, utani de tredje yere" - Scyfling Proverb "Make precious not the first three days of marriage, but the third year" O’ GUD, VOR HJELP I GYNE ERE, With a new generation on the horizon, and surely many blossoming romances to come, it felt pertinent to dedicate a portion of my duty as the Keeper of the infamous Book of House Colborn and its ancient lords and edifices contained therein to record our culture’s ancient rites and traditions pertaining to Marriage. Additionally, with the ascent of our beloved Queen Amaya of Venzia in her marriage to King Aleksandr II, this publication is written in honour of Her Majesty to share her practices with her people. Certain traditions were mentioned in the previous Scyfling Culture publication, though these only scratch the surface of deep House Colborn and Scyfling History. While Ruskan traditions of marriage have developed along their own throughline, towards the adornment of expensive outfits and jewellry accompanied by lavish feasts for the women and jousting tournaments for the men, Scyfling traditions distinguish themselves through several key familial practices carried over from the times of our ancestors. CORTUAL AG BETROLIVNI - Courtship and Betrothals I. COURTSHIP TRADITIONS An artist’s depiction of blacksmith Annebelle in courtship with her soon-husband, Cassian Colborn. COURTSHIP RITUALS among the youth are, broadly, the same across cultures. It is not unusual for a particularly beautiful young lady to attract the attention of a dashing young man - or vice versa! Among Scyfling people, it is not taboo for a woman to approach the man she is interested in first, very unlike the Ruskan tradition of prospective bachelorettes waiting for suitors to entertain. Young Scyflings frequently become acquainted during church holidays, or at festivals, and at evening socials such as Tavern nights among the populace. Among some families, when a girl comes of marriageable age she begins to wear an empty sheath attached to her girdle. If a young suitor takes a liking to her, he places a ceremonial knife in the sheath to signal his interest, and she would keep the weapon if she likes him as well, and return it if she disapproves. THE RYFLEBAND EXCHANGE occurs when a Scyfling has decided to offer their heart to someone. They give their prospective partner the “Ryfleband”. These Ryflebandi are handed down the generations from mother to son, or father to daughter. Some Ryflebandi are family heirlooms, meaning that if the individual gifted the Ryfleband declines their partner’s gesture, then the Ryfleband will need to be returned. However, many Ryflebandi are necklaces, bracelets, or armlets lovingly crafted just for the purpose of gifting it to the Scyfling’s beloved. If a non-Scyfling is the chosen recipient of a Ryfleband, the Scyfling in question is encouraged to teach their partner how to craft one so that they may give one in exchange and allow the tradition to continue in the coming generations. Gems are often avoided in a Ryfleband, instead many Scyflings opt for beads, polished rocks, wood, and other natural ingredients that symbolise different things. Some people elect to collect and polish rocks from a location they have fond memories of; in this way they can entrust these precious sentiments to their chosen partner for them to keep them safe. Additionally, beads of gorgeous patterns are often added to a Ryfleband, and many individuals choose to adorn beads forming the symbols or colours associated with their family. For example, many young Colborns craft Ryflebandi using black and white or raven-eyed beads in honour of their House. A group of Scyfling children gathering plants and stones in anticipation of crafting their Ryflebandi. II. BETROTHAL PRACTICES A light-haired Scyfling couple posing for a portrait - likely at the request of their Elders. BETROTHAL PRACTICES in Scyfling society are a sequence of events which a couple seeking permission to get engaged must carry out. They do this to acquire the consent of their Elders and parents, as any individuals that marry against their parents’ wishes would be unable to expect a dowry to support the bride in her first years of marriage, or any inheritance in the future. Typically, in the year before marriage, a bride may elect to take time off from her work or other responsibilities. This is so that she may travel to visit her relatives and neighbours to collect any gifts they may have; often linen, wool, cloth, or money, and she spends the remainder of her time using these items to create clothing such as smocks, stockings, gloves, handkerchiefs, etc., that she will give to the groom, his parents, and other relatives (with her mother-in-law to receive the most) on the morning after their wedding. THE ELDER’S APPROVAL is a centrepiece to the Courtship process among Scyfling circles. Before one can become engaged or betrothed, both individuals must arrange a meeting with the Grand Elder of each Scyfling House. While often synonymous, both the Grand Elder and the Patriarch or Matriarch (or both) must give their consent and approval before any arrangements can be made between families. Often, the soon-betrothed will have dinner with the Grand Elder and Parriarch to discuss and gain their approval. Additionally, this can often be the opportunity for the parents of both young individuals to meet one another, get to know each other, and for both families to grow closer before agreeing to a permanent union. On the other hand, it can be a low-stakes occasion for any party involved to revoke their permission to wed, or sort out any inter-familial grievances in a positive environment. A young Scyfling man introducing his prospective bride to the Grand Elder. THE MARRSKA EXCHANGE is connected to the “Marrska”; the individual tasked with overseeing the breeding and care of horses in a Scyfling family. When members of two families have decided to get married and sought the permission of their respective Heads of Houses and Grand Elders, the Marrska Exchange takes place. In the past, horses were important symbols representing a House’s pride and prestige, and they were also incredibly valuable. It was a point of pride for each Scyfling family to keep and breed peak-condition horses to suit their needs. For example, a hunting family may breed swift horses, while a merchant family may prefer to keep more athletic breeds. The Marrska Exchange is an event in which two families about to be unified in marriage exchange a top-quality horse from each of their stables. To allow another family’s Marrska or delegate into one’s stables, and to offer them a horse is a clear sign of trust. Furthermore, the Marrska often - in the process - is given the opportunity to enter the other party’s dwelling, and makes a judgement about the other family’s suitability for their relative based on its cleanliness, the condition of any refreshments they are served, and how well they treat their horses. A Scyfling family’s Marrska preparing one of their horses to perform the Marrska exchange. FORLOVI AG WEDI - Engagement and Weddings III. ENGAGEMENT EVENTS An artist’s impression of Loviska Faolain-Colborn at her wedding to St. Carr Colborn. ENGAGEMENT CUSTOMS among Scyfling people are a very sacred practice, and there are several things that must be completed before and as a couple are wed in holy matrimony before Gud. In the past, a formal proposal of marriage would be preceded by a discreet inquiry by the gentleman suitor to ensure that he would not be met with rejection. The suitor, accompanied by an older spokesman - his father or other relative - venture to his chosen young lady’s home and they present the girl and her family with a bottle of spirits and some gifts. Often, these gifts are specific to her and her family; as they are intended to honour them, and act as an offering before the official proposal of marriage is given. If the girl’s family intend to reject the proposal, the gifts are returned at a later date. However, if their answer is favourable, the girl and her parents visit the suitor’s home in return, and the bride-to-be may even stay for a short period to impress her partner’s parents and help with the housework. THE BRIDAL CROWN BESTOWAL is an important event in a betrothed Scyfling woman’s life. Once a pair of young people have completed all of the necessary procedures to get engaged, it is the duty of the bride’s mother, grandmother, other female relatives, or the Grand Elder (if she is female) to gather the bride and the children of the family to listen to stories of her wedding and marriage. It is on this occasion that the elder female relative in question gifts the bride with her own bridal crown to wear on her wedding day. The bestowal is for this purpose, and for the elder relative to offer the bride with advice and lessons on how to maintain a happy and successful marriage. Scyfling children are highly encouraged to engage with familial tradition, and they attend an older female relative’s bridal crown bestowal to listen to their elder’s stories and learn more about their culture. Alternatively, if a female relative is unavailable for the bestowal, an older male relative or a male Grand Elder can take their place. Often, they tell stories about their own wedding and wife, and other memories of the past that could benefit the bride as she begins the next step of her life. Additionally, if the bride is marrying into a Scyfling family, she is still offered the honour of adorning the Elder’s bridal crown - or the family’s communal crown - and treated as though she were a daughter of the family as a sign of acceptance. A Scyfling Bride being bestowed with the Grand Elder’s Bridal Crown. THE SCYFHJELMER BESTOWAL, or Scyfling Helm Bestowal, is the male alternative to the Bridal Crown bestowal. The Grand Elder (if he is male), or another older male relative, retells stories from his youth of courtship, his marriage, and he shares advice to teach the groom how to treat his future wife. This is also a chance for the groom, if he is marrying into a Scyfling family, to get to know the other male members of the family and earn their trust and approval. On occasion, the men will go on a hunt together to grow closer. At the conclusion of the revelries, the groom is given a ceremonial family helmet for him to wear during the wedding. The Scyfhjelmer may only be removed, on the wedding day, by the bride once they have both taken their vows in order for the married couple to share a kiss. It is considered bad fortune for the bride to see her husband’s face before this moment if he chooses to wear the Scyfhjelmer. A Scyfling Groom donning his family’s Scyfhjelmer. IV. WEDDING EVENTS A painting of guests and the bridal party waiting outside a church for a Scyfling wedding to begin. WEDDING EVENTS are often a strictly structured and ritual affair, historically involving animals and a weeklong sequence of events. In the present, on her wedding day, the bride wears a family heirloom wedding dress and her bridesmaids don similar clothing. This is to help protect the bride by confusing any evil spirits that may want to ruin her wedding. Additionally, alike many other Scyfling traditions, Scyfling women have always had a degree more independence than other groups’, and it is for this reason that the bride typically walks herself down the aisle. Furthermore, it is well known that Scyfling families commonly bring and gift goats to their friends, allies, and family members when they get married. At any wedding, the ideal goat is of golden blonde colour as it is a symbol of wealth and good fortune for the newly married couple. THE WEDI BRIDLOP, or “The Tour of the Bride”, is a tradition originating in the early days of Scyfling conversion to Canonism. In these times, it was difficult to take written records and there were not proper avenues by which a bride and groom could be recognised as legally married. Naturally, the local authority (the King, Chieftain, etc.) may choose to recognise the union, however, this was uncommon. In order to publicly announce the couple’s new relation to one another, the recently married pair would travel around the area with a portion of their bridal party to showcase their married status and announce it to others. This practice is not necessary in current times, however the bride and groom may elect to continue a tradition in the spirit of the original custom. Often, they choose to do this by holding a race among the bridal party and their guests. All attendants race along a set course that leads them through the countryside to the site of the “Wedifest” - or Wedding Feast - where everyone celebrates the joyous occasion. To distinguish themselves from their guests, the bride and groom are each permitted to ride a horse, while all others must compete on foot. Additionally, as an extra motivator, he who arrives to the Wedifest last shall be required to pour everyone’s drinks for the evening. Frequently, the Wedifest is an opportunity for the friends and guests of the newlyweds to share stories about them among themselves and give any well wishes and gifts they may have brought. In addition, toasts are common at Scyfling weddings, and guests can often expect a toast from the father of the bride, and/or the patriarch of her House, the bride, the groom, the father of the groom, and/or the patriarch of his House. An old Scyfling Wedi Bridlop in the First Age. IN SUMMARY, wedding traditions among Scyflings are very complex and many of them have a deep history. A large proportion of this very ancient history has been left out of this publication in favour of finishing a relevant and timely study. In my free moments, I hope to do more research into these old ways that may not have as many records for the purposes of publishing a historical memoir in the future. My advice to young Scyfling brides - or those aspiring to become Scyfling through marriage - is to cross-reference the notes written here and those on bridal attire documented in the previous Scyfling Culture publication. Only by imbibing and immersing oneself in all aspects of culture can one develop a full and deep understanding. Moreover, I encourage any tentative or curious individuals to embrace Scyfling traditions if anything written herein calls to them. Additionally, I am always accepting letters from those with further interest in my area of expertise, or those who require further clarifications. SKRALI VOR GUD, Her Ladyship, Anabel Elia Colborn, Keeper of the Book, Royal Scribe
  20. Of Hummingbirds and Smiling Suns A night of sea shanties and nautical magnificence " For you my love, I would sail the seas and then some - just to be the anchor that keeps your heart forever safe and warm. " 12th of the Amber Cold, 132 SA After a long 25 years of romance and pure adoration, spent exploring the vast ocean of love together and enjoying the bountiful journey it brings, it is a great pleasure to announce the upcoming union between Thalien Wynasul and Auro'ra Calavénon. Those attending this momentous occasion are encouraged to arrive in formal attire, the ceremony to be held within the great walls of the Talar'nor Palace. I T I N E R A R Y THE SUN’S PROMISE The evening will begin with ceremony grand, a broad array of specially curated and aged wines, among other beverages and treats, will be offered for the witness to enjoy while the bride and groom are joined together in the eyes of the law. THE BIRD’S TRADITION Whilst the vows are exchanged, the Patriarch of House Calavénon; Jakob Calavénon, will bring to the altar two candles - each the colour of the bride and groom's respective talonnii. It is Calavénon tradition that the wick be lit with the belief that it allows open communication between the Spirit’s and the descendant’s. Should the flame go out, the union would be deemed unsuccessful. On the contrary, should the flame continue to burn brightly, the union is deemed to have been fate - the reunion of soul mates. ACROSS THE OCEAN In celebration of the union, a Boat Race will be held in the newlyweds' honour! Masterfully crafted barques with mighty orange and teal sails will be distributed amongst the competitors in a contest between amateur and skilled voyagers alike - a conquest for a custom enchanted weapon and 100 minas! AY'PUERAN His Excellency, Lord Thalien Wynasul, Laurir Lye of the Laurir'heial, Captain of the Midnight Pearl, Guild Master of the Akal Talar | @TheRedAssassin Lady Auro'ra Calavénon, Laurir Kaliri of the Laurir'heial, Lady of Festivities, Court Sommelier | @Donutella SPECIAL INVITATIONS ARE SENT TO THE FOLLOWING: ESTEEMED TALONNII Her Highness Veralya Wynasul, and their Talonnii | @Amuletic Jakob Calavénon, and their Talonnii | @Oh_Ontario Brothers of the Bride, Xalho'ra and Doorsyntheia Keyleth | @AkiThumper @Doorknob ESTEEMED LLIRAN Xavier Adiler, and their Talonnii | @Mockingbird-art Medea De Astrea, and their Talonnii | @JTMedea Slith Cobbett, and their Talonnii | @SlitheryC1 Llora Soltée, and their Talonnii | @Cozy_Tea Ahmanu Chaephyra, and the Vikelan Ravens | @THEKINGOFPIRATS Elledan Eärfallas | @Cosmopain Elliphas Daesmon | @Kanapes Nelecar Maeyr'onn Rinsova Evergreen Maor | @candyzeroyal Athelde Tawarenion | @Underscore___ Dakeyo Athri'onn | @Divine Mister Mailyn | @Wyrvun ARISTOCRACY OF TALAR'NOR Evarir Thalon Nullivari, and their Talonnii | @_Sug Virar Irelia Py’lrie, and their Talonnii | @XoxoMinnieXoxo Virar Theoden Akaln'riv, and their Talonnii | @FredrickTeufel Virar Aestania Aevaris, and their Talonnii | @lillyeveans Laurir Atul Cerusil, and their Talonnii | @amongus Lauririi Raziel Amethil | @Laeonathan Lauririi Crescent Amlugol | @GrowingIvy Noron Kraal of Dralguna, and their Talonnii | @ShvdwWzrdMnyGvng OOC INFO [ SUNDAY, JUNE 18th, 1:30PM EST ]
  21. The Sol Dame and Desert Lun, a solar Eclipse in love… 17th of hedgehogs Harvest, The Solaric year 51 Sun Light always Lowers so moonlight can rise. It is rare and not so common amongst the people that elven kin or distant humans who live within the kind of Mali- conjoin in a union in comfort. Even rarer that the family of Solarii, like the Munnel would have a marriage after so long. But finally, in the age of Unity and rebuilding, a miracle happened. Thus it is proclaimed that on set elven days [ June 30th] Sil’rumeiry-Luzxi Aspin Aelius Munnel & Gine Kyrie Elise Faervel With their self conscious and right to choose. They chose to let life guide their hearts into the union. Thus the Ganrim (groom) takes upon the Foxes' challenge and commits to the Munnel trials together. As follow the trials are issued Trials of Union Da aitun ou’ Amire A hunt held for the groom alone, the proposed will await the throne, claimed as the prize. She will judge whether the hunt is worthy or not. If found worthy she will be allowed to pass on into the making of the catches Blood wine chalice creation. (Private) Rrisem’ ou’ por’aty Upon such being prepared the drink is brought to the soon-to-be wedded and the head of the highest ranking house or lady of the highest ranking house. They both would kneel as the officiator presents such to them as an oath is made to the house. (Private between families) Rrisem Ou’ zte’rs The wedded the. Take a trip to the Astral plane where they shall meet the lesser spirit of the household, and speak of what they wish to ask it, before being United under it. (Private) Mae’inao ou’ Sol a’ Lun Upon the Sunlit sky, the pair come together in a public ceremony held in the city of Helious. As the bride and groom are now United under the Sun of Solaris. (Public) INVITATIONS The cordial Talonii of Faevrel and their esteemed pedigree The Cordial Sol’Talonii of Aelrothi and their Esteedmed pedigree The Sol’Talonii of Munnel, and their Royal Pedigree The Sol’ Gine and Gino of Helious and their esteemed pedigree: Valahrii’Talonii of Roa Sol’talonii of Aesserg Valahrii’Talonii of Bishop Valahrii’Talonii Hope All Citizines of Helious and amathine, and her allies may come and witness the union first hand on the said date Signed, Aspin A. Munnel and Kyrie Faervel His Serene Highness, Jarad Munnel, Ac’Luxz Kni’ich of Helious, Taur, and Ruke of Alterk, and Lunderia, Magin of Vali’mae, Co’tr of Voclia, Cond’pos of Oblen, Vaton of Achyae & Sievis, Gin of Sen’nyor, Patriarch of Munnel, Ac’Luxz of the Mali’Solaril Her Serene Highness, Sorise Munnel, Ac’Luxzi Kni’ich of Helious, Tauria, and Ruchess of Alterk and Lunderia, Magine of Vali’mae, Co’trine of Voclia, Cond’pess of Oblen, Vatoness of Achyae, Floyya & Sievis, Gine of Sen’nyor Matriarch of Munnel
  22. [!] A painting of the future newlyweds, Calla and Theodric. "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you ... I could walk through my garden forever" TO THE PEOPLE OF AAUN AND MINITZ, We are delighted to extend our warmest invitation to all on the joyous occasion of the wedding of Miss Calla Veiel and Mister Theoderic von Theonus. We invite all citizens of Minitz and Aaun to share in their love and witness the beginning of their lifelong journey together. Your participation in this celebration would mean the world to the couple as they embark on this new chapter of their lives. The ceremony will take place in the late afternoon of Sun's Smile in the Holy Church of the Auspice, located in Minitz, and will be followed by an outdoor reception. The reception will include feasting, games, and dancing. SPECIAL INVITATIONS ARE SENT TO THE FOLLOWING; His Majesty, James Leopold, King of Aaun Her Majesty, Edith Klaire, Queen-Consort of Aaun Her Royal Highness, Rosalind Katya Freysson Ruric, Princess of Norland Her Royal Highness, Alva Karina Freysson Ruric, Princess of Norland His Grace, Brandt Barclay, Duke of Minitz Her Grace, Henriette Barclay, Duchess of Minitz His Excellency, Ser Karl von Theonus, Thegn of Einmont and his noble pedigree The Right Honorable, Waclaw Jazloviecki, Count of Warsovia, and his noble pedigree Her Ladyship, Isavella von Theonus His Lordship, Leutwin Barclay Sir Viktor Ratispora Sir Myrios Veiel, Missus Eloisee Veiel, and their family Sir Peter Stroheim and his family Miss Eloise Noelle Veiel Miss Lina Wren Miss Rosana Angela Solís Diaz Mister Godfrey Baradaeus And all other friends who wish to come celebrate the couple!!! SIGNED, Her Ladyship, Calla Veiel Physician of Saint Johanns His Lordship, Theoderic von Theonus
  23. Year 127 of The Second Age 6th of May, 2023. ᛋᛁᚷᚱᚢᚾ 'ᛞᚱᚨᚷᛟᚾᛋᛚᚨᚤᛖᚱ' ᛁᚱᛖᚺᛖᚨᚱᛏ A MATRIMONY OF HONOUR AND GLORY ᚢᛚᚠᚨᚱ ᛋᛏᚨᚱᛒᚱᛖᚨᚴᛖᚱ It is hereby that Sigrun ‘Dragonslayer’ Ireheart and Ulfar Starbreaker come together to host a ceremony of the ages to officialize us two dwarves in marriage before the Brathmordakin. Let this matrimony be one of Honour and Glory, as two battle-hardened dwarves come together to officially seal themselves in marriage as consequence of their shared passions before Belka. After the wedding ceremony there shall be a feast to celebrate the marriage of the two dwarves. The wedding shall be hosted in the Temple of the Brathmordakin. We hereby invite all descendants of the realm to attend, with special invitations sent to the following. All citizens of The Grand Kingdom of Urguan. All members of the Order of The Golden Lion.
  24. THE ROYAL WEDDING OF 476 E.S. A UNION OF HAENSE AND HYSPIA KRUSAE ZWY KONGZEM Issued by THE CROWN Naf zwy 7th hag i Gronna ag Droba i 475 E.S. VA BIRODEO HERZENAV AG EDLERVIK, The Crown of Haense takes great pride in announcing the union of King Georg Sigismund Tuvya Antonio Barbanov-Bihar to the Princess Sofia Camila Valentina Isidora Ravn de Pelear of Hyspia, bringing the two royal families closer together via that of matrimony. The couple has come to be that of passing friends to, in the tragic wake of Queen Esfir’s passing, forging a far deeper bond in their grief -- the King, for his Wife and the Princess for the loss of her Monarch. As both hearts healed, time found something else had begun to bloom between them: a love built on true affection, heartfelt patriotism, and a shared desire to guide the Dual Kingdom to the very light they, together, found. THE WEDDING CEREMONY [SATURDAY 5PM EST] Upon the thirteenth day of the month of Gronna ag Droba, the royal couple will host their nuptials within that of the Basilica of St. Henrik. It is there that shall be joined in holy matrimony for those of the Kongzem of Hanseti-Ruska and abroad to witness in all its grandeur. THE CELEBRATORY FEAST [SATURDAY 6PM EST] Following the wedding, the newly wedded couple alongside their guests will make their way to the Morrivi Prikaz for a feast of great merriment. Well-wishes and any gifts prepared may be presented then, as a performance is presented by the Crown Prince Cesar de Pelear of Hyspia as food is delivered amongst the denizens about the feast for their enjoyment. ON FURTHER CELEBRATIONS As this is towards the end of the Saints week, further celebrations of that of the nuptials will be announced for the next Saints week in the coming days. Damar lifsti va Edlerviki, His Royal Majesty, Georg, by the Grace of Godan, King of Hanseti and Ruska, Grand Hetman of the Army, Hochmeister of the Order of the Crow, Prince of Bihar, Dules, Lahy, Muldav, Solvesborg, Slesvik and Ulgaard, Duke of Carnatia and Vanaheim, Margrave of Korstadt, Rothswald and Vasiland, Count of Alban, Siegrad, Werdenburg, Alimar, Baranya, Graiswald, Karikhov, Karovia, Kaunas, Kavat, Kovachgrad, Kvasz, Markev, Nenzing, Torun, and Toruv, Viscount of Varna, Baron of Esenstadt, Kraken’s Watch, Kralta, Krepost, Lorentz, Rytsburg, Buck, Thurant and Astfield, Lord of the Westfolk, Protector and Lord of the Highlanders, etcetera. Her Highness, Sofia Camila de Pelear, Princess of the Viceroyalty of Hyspia.
  25. ᚢᚱᚴᚢᛅᚾ ᛅᚾᛏ ᚼᛁᚠᚱᚢᛘᛘ ᚴᛁᛚᛁᛒᚱᛅᛏᚬᚾ Celebrating Joy and Family ᛁᚬᛁ ᛅᚾᛏ ᚠᛅᛘᛁᛚᛁ It is Anbella we have to thank for our prosperity in terms of family, children, and marriage. In recent times, within the last few years, Urguan has seen its fair share of marriages and young ones born to their kin. It seems only fitting to celebrate in her - Anbella’s honor. This party will celebrate the dwedki that currently fills Urguans streets with joy and wonder. It will celebrate the marriage between Ealisaid Mossborn and Ulfric Frostbeard. It will also extend the celebrations to the to-be newlywed Thrabor and Fia Ireheart. Friends of the dwedmar are welcome to attend the festivities- food and an open bar will be provided, and with the promise of drinking games should anyone be interested. [5EST/10GMT 2 April, Urguan Valley]
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