Agincourt Thank Yous!

Please heed the words of Meesteres Odriana vander Brugge, Agincourt Autocrat.

Now that I have had a day of rest, I can get to the best part of being an Autocrat, the THANK YOUS! I lost all of my words when I was trying to properly convey my appreciation in court and don’t feel like my appreciation was clear in the moment. The big feelings were as much about how much the day meant to me as well as being a very proud Mom.

Firstly, I want to thank the Officers of the Barony, Society, and Kingdom for making it possible for us to come together again in celebration. I appreciate their efforts, patience, and steadfastness throughout this experience. Without their work, we would not have been able to hold the event at all, let alone as safely as possible.

Thank you to everyone that came out to spend the day with us. It was so nice seeing so many people enjoying themselves and spending time together. The people that traveled to see us, no matter how far, thank you for spending the time, money, and energy to do so. We loved hosting you and hope you return to Our Fair Barony again soon.

Thank you to the Royalty for not only joining us for the day, but for holding their Kingdom Archery and Thrown Weapons Championships here. It was a pleasure to host you and we hope that, despite some minor hiccups, you were made comfortable and to feel welcome. Hosting you was a pleasure, as it always is, and we are so happy to have had the opportunity to do so.

Thank you to my staff –

My tollner, Lady Astridr Thoroffsdottir, who did an amazing job getting things coordinated with our “Plague Doctors”, THL Muirgheal inghen Dubhghaill and THL Ceindrech verch Elidir to ensure that everything ran smoothly between the two departments. Also thank you to THL Hara Kikumatsu for guiding Astridr both before and during the event.

A special thank you to my Head Cook, Signora Benedicta di Venezia. You’ve cooked in kitchens all over the Kingdom since you were tiny and have blossomed into a capable and talented cook in your own right. You cooking feast at Agincourt was everything that I wanted it to be and I couldn’t be prouder of the work that you did. I also want to thank the staff that made that delicious feast happen: To Lord Eamonn (who was cooking at his first event in about 30 years), Mistress Zosia Kowaleswska (who also washed dishes at the end of the night), Lemony (who made all of the vegetable tarts and was a HUGE help in the kitchen), and Eby Jousie (who was an absolute powerhouse all day).

Thank you to Polyhymnia for allowing us to use their dining canopy in order to allow feast to happen, to THL Ceindrech verch Elidir for bringing it to site and to THL Jorundr hinn Rotin for coordinating putting it up and taking it down.

My Heavy Weapons MIC and Event MIC, Maighstir Kieran MacRae, who in his first time as event MIC put together some really amazing scenarios for our fighters to participate with and who kept things safe and fun all day. Thank you to Sir Oliver and THL Guillaume who generously created a tournament for our fighters.

My MOL, Viscountess Lucilla Theresa de Courtenay, was, as always, amazing. Thank you so much for coming and for taking care of the List.

Thank you to my Archery MIC, THL Katherine Tantzel, who stepped in when Skjoldrbjorn was unable to attend (we hope y’all feel better!). Thank you to the Combat Archery MIC, Zoe Akropolitina, our Thrown Weapons MIC THL Kumagaya Kentarou Masamoto. And to THL Jorundr hinn Rotin our Fencing MIC.

Thank you to Baroness Constance Glyn Dwr for holding a Bower. Also, thank you to Baroness Anna Eisenkopf for being our Royalty Liaison and coordinating hospitality for the Royalty on the day of the event. A special thank you to Lady Kara Ivarsdottir for helping us create space from nothing so that the Royalty had a room.

Thank you to Lord Ingvar Sviatoslavich for helping get the hall put back together at the end of the day.

To our site cleanup crew: Maighstir Kieran MacRae (who coordinated everyone), Lord Geirrulfr, Scheiny Celaeno Speckschuttelnerin, Turlough, Lady Fine Failain, Lord Ingvar Sviatoslavich, and THL Ceindrech verch Elidir, THL Muirgheal inghen Dubhghaill, Owen, and Lady Aibhell Diarmata.

To our kitchen cleanup crew: Signora Benedicta di Venezia, Lord Eamonn, Mistress Zosia Kowaleswska, and Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce DiSiena.

I think that’s everyone. IF I MISSED YOU, you are loved and appreciated, I’m imperfect and may not have caught you in my notes during the event. If I did forget you, please let me know so that I may formally thank you for your contribution to such a lovely day.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.