Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Invitation to Roses for their new Highnesses

With the fight for the new Prince and Princess finished, the last invitation scroll had to be made. The words were changed slightly, but more or less still written by Ysemay Sterlyng. Calligraphy and illumination by myself based on the Gospels of Otto III, shortly after 997.

"Unto their most illustrious Highnesses, Brennan and Caoilfhionn, from Your most faithful Barony Concordia of the Snows, greetings. All too soon as spring brought warmth and the heat of war will enter our realm. Thus, by the grace of Jean Paul and Lylie, Baron and Baroness of Concordia, do we extend our invitation to attend the annual War of the Roses from the 22nd to the 25th days of May, A.S. L. We patiently await your reply in hopes you, brave Brennan and wise Caoilfhionn, will grace our fields and inspire Your people to greatness."