Rafaella's Laurel elevation pictures

Rafaella accepts vigil from TRM Davin and Groa

Rafaella accepts vigil for the Order of the Laurel
from TRM Davin and Groa at July Coronation A.S. XXXVIII (2003).
Picture courtesy Lord Robert of Hawthorne.


Pictures from the evening court of TRM Gunnar and Gabriell at Acorn War XV, Sept. 6th, 2003

Rafaella's Laurel entourage walking into Court #1
Rafaella's Laurel entourage walking into Court, from right to left:
Lady Teceangl with banner, Lady Eulalia with banner, and Lord Jason in armor with banner. Look at the rain clouds coming in...
Picture courtesy Lord Robert of Hawthorne.

Rafaella's Laurel entourage walking into Court #2
Rafaella's Laurel entourage walking into Court, from right to left:
Lady Elisabeth Catesby handing out spices, Lady Alexandria handing out spices, Lord Ciaran Cluana Ferta holding bench,
Lady Oriana of Myrtlewood holding pottery plate, Senhora Rafaella, Lady Tegan of Conwy holding blackwork scroll,
Lord Jason the Voracious (aka Mr Shiny) holding heraldic banner.
Picture courtesy Lord Rafe Neuton.

Zenobia reads letter of support
Dame Zenobia (in yellow) reads letter of support for Rafaella,
neither Maestro Eduardo nor Countess Elisabeth could attend and Zenobia read both letters of support.
Mistress Arlys on Z's right, Dame Giuliana on Arlys's right.
Picture courtesy Lord Rafe Neuton.

Mistress Arlys speaks for Rafaella
Mistress Arlys speaks for Rafaella.
Picture courtesy Lord Robert of Hawthorne.

Rafaella holds up new rug wallhanging gift for Dame Zenobia
After dissolving their Master/Student contract, Rafaella holds up new rug wallhanging gift for Dame Zenobia
(which is given in exchange for not returning lovely Apprentice necklace/keepsake).
Picture courtesy Lord Robert of Hawthorne.

Rafaella and Zenobia hug
Rafaella and Zenobia hug (at this point I'm officially not an Apprentice/Protege anymore).
Picture courtesy Lord Robert of Hawthorne.

TRM applaud for the new rug wallhanging gift for Dame Zenobia
TRM applaud for the new rug wallhanging gift for Dame Zenobia.
Picture courtesy Lord Robert of Hawthorne.

Dame Zenobia holding up her new portuguese needlework wallhanging
Dame Zenobia holding up her new portuguese needlework wallhanging.
Picture courtesy Lord Rafe Neuton.

Rafaella takes an oath
Rafaella takes an oath.
Picture courtesy Lord Robert of Hawthorne.

Which His Majesty has trouble with the pinback, so Her Majesty pins the medallion on Rafaella.
Instead of the usual necklace/medallion, Rafaella receives a pin with the laurel wreath emblem on it...
and then His Majesty has trouble with the pinback, so Her Majesty pins the medallion on Rafaella.
Picture courtesy Lord Robert of Hawthorne.

Rafaella gets a circlet
Rafaella gets a circlet as a symbol of her new station (borrowed from Mistress Arlys).
Picture courtesy Lord Robert of Hawthorne.

Rafaella swears fealty
Rafaella swears fealty on the Queen's Crown (notice lack of said on Her Majesty...).
Picture courtesy Lord Robert of Hawthorne.

Rafaella's Laurel scroll is held up for the populace
Rafaella's Laurel scroll is held up for the populace.
Picture courtesy Lord Robert of Hawthorne.

Hug from the King
His Majesty Gunnar gives Rafaella a hug at the end of the ceremony (and then Queen Gabriell too!).
Picture courtesy Lord Robert of Hawthorne.

Duchess Hlutwige holds up Rafaella's Laurel scroll
Duchess Hlutwige holds up Rafaella's Laurel scroll.
Picture courtesy Lord Robert of Hawthorne.

Rafaella's Laurel circlet
Rafaella's Laurel circlet.
Picture by Rafaella.

Rafaella's Laurel pin
Rafaella's Laurel pin given by Dame Zenobia Naphtali (ooooo amber!).
Picture by Rafaella.

Rafaella's Laurel scroll
Rafaella's Laurel scroll. Calligraphy by Lady Tegan of Conwy. Illumination by Lady Alexandria Delassene Kourkouaina and Lady Tegan of Conwy.
Picture by Rafaella.
Click on picture for larger version, text, and explanation of symbols.


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Updated September 25, 2003.