At Southern Region War Camp in Eisental on July 26, Gideanus Tacitus Adamantius was made a Laurel for his cooking skills by Hanse and Moruadh. Also in July, Renier Verplanck and Jesca de Deux Roses became the Seneschals of Northpass and Lions End, respectively. That fall, a canton in Brooklyn (Brokenbridge) was organized, with Ben of Brokenbridge as its Seneschal. They became incipient in January. Lucan & Caitlin held their Twelfth Night at the Garden City Cathedral in Lions End on January 3. At the Valentine’s Revel on February 14, Anabel Ravaya de Guzman became the first Provincial Bard. Also in February, Andrea MacIntire became the Provincial Seneschal. Tadg ui Duinn of Isle Magee received a Maunche on April 4.
Bjorn and Morgen made two more Pelicans in the Province: Ygraine of Preston in Northern Outpost on May 4, and Brekke Franksdottir at the Festival of the Pillar in Sterlyng Vayle on September 28. In June, Rufina Cambrensis became the Chronicler. In July Gabriella Verde became the Captain of Archers. Suzanne Neuber de Londres took over as Minister of Lists in October. Joshua ibn-Eleazar became the Province’s first Web Minister in January. In February, Alexander de Pantera became Seneschal of Northpass. In March, Kamilah al-Sudani became the Seneschal of Whyt Whey.
At Lions End’s Lions in the Sun event on June 21, Seahorses were given to Eleanor the Fair and Marion of York. The entire Moose Guard received that honor on September 7 at Barleycorn.
Ygraine of Preston had her Arms Augmented at the Coronation of Lucan and Elspeth on October 6.
The Queens County Fair was held on September 14 and 15.
Lions End hosted the Feast of the Sated Sultan on May 13. Elwisia Mouche de Voujeacourt and Gwilliam Trekalong became the Seneschals of Lions End and Whyt Whey, respectively, the former in May and the latter in December.
Suzanne Neuber de Londres received a Maunche on June 17, and Richard the Poor of Ely was made a Pelican as the first official act of Bjorn and Morgen during Their reign. Edward Zifran of Gendy had his Arms Augmented by Balfar and Luna at Their last court on April 13.
At some point during 1996, Brekke Franksdottir was inducted into the Order of the Seahorse.
Østgarðr participated in the Queens County Fair for the first time this year on Sept. 17. Gregor & Christence’s Twelfth Night was held at the Garden City Cathedral in Lions End on January 7. Gwyneth Greencliff de la Brunefalaise became the Minister of Lists in June, Yosef ben Lazar became the Herald in November, Gisela die Gelinde became the Minister of Arts and Sciences in December, Gabriella Verde became the seneschal of Northpass and Emme Atwater became the Chronicler in February, and Sirhan al Cynani became the Knight Marshal in April.
Maunches were received by Richard the Poor of Ely on July 3 and Ateno of Annun Ridge on April 8. Ian Mitchell was made a Pelican at the Coronation of Timothy and Gabrielle on April 1. Stephen the Salacious was made a Seahorse on December 11.
There were a number of changes in the Seneschalate this year. In October, Dieter Gotz von Berlichigan became Seneschal of Whyt Whey, in December Sean de Londres became Seneschal of the entire Province, and in April Brekke Franksdottir became Seneschal of Lions End. She also earned her Maunche on July 10. Back in January, Renier Verplanck became Chronicler. The first Valentine’s Revel was held on February 13.
On July 25, Robin Argyle du Couer Aile was made a Laurel by Ruslan and Margaret, and Sean de Londres was made a Court Baron by them on October 3 at the Coronation of Lucan and Jana. Master Robin took over as Seneschal of Whyt Whey in September, and Andrea MacIntire became Seneschal of Northpass in January. In July, Elizabeth Talbot became Minister of Lists, Suzanne Neuber de Londres became Chatelaine in January, and Sean de Londres became Minister of Arts & Sciences in April.
Under the direction of Dawyd z Gury, A “Passage at Arms” was held in Northpass on June 15. Whyt Whey became official in August, and Mirella Rieti was named its Seneschal the next month. Richard the Poor of Ely became the Seneschal of Northpass and Yciar Albar de Montesinos became the Fencing Marshal in September. Angelique de Dampierre took over as Chronicler in October, and in November Siobhan Forbes of Lonachan became Minister of Lists. In April Ateno of Annun Ridge became the Knight marshal and Alvarro Litteral du Setubal became both Fencing Marshal and Herald.
After much internal strife over control of the Canton, St. Pyr’s Well was dissolved by mutual consent in May. Ygraine of Preston received a Maunche on May 12. On September 15 Richard the Poor of Ely was given a Seahorse. Robin Gallowglass became Chronicler in April.
This was a very important year for Ostgardr, since Horic and Lea Gravargr became King and Queen on October 21, the last Ostgardrians to do so (at the time of this writing). The Province handled their Coronation on October 21, although the event was actually held in Rusted Woodlands.
Tadg ui Duinn of Isle Magee was given a Silver Crescent on May 13 and a Tygers Combattant on November 4. Maunches were received by Gideanus Tacitus Adamantius (cooking) and Kendra of Ostgardr (jewelry) on October 21, Robin Argyle du Couer Aile on November 4, and Elizabeth Talbot (costume) on March 3. At Twelfth Night on January 13, Ian Mitchell received a Silver Crescent. Mordred Mjodvitner was knighted at Pennsic on August 19. At Their last Court on April 7, Horic and Lea made Dawyd z Gury a Court Baron and Aleksandra d’Accipitre a Laurel.
The Canton of Whyt Whey (Manhattan) was founded in August, with Edward Zifran of Gendy as its Seneschal. In February he would turn the post over to Gwyneth Greencliff de la Brunefalaise. Gideanus Tacitus Adamantius and Ervald la Coudre the Optimistic joined to serve as Chronicler in July, Aine Ciaran of aes dana became Captain of Archers in November, Mordred Mjodvitner became Knight Marshal and Eric of Kelton became Seneschal in March, and in April Katherine Gillesfleur became Captain of Archers and Elizabeth Cameron nic Ian became Chatelaine.
Lions End was granted official status in March. Jehan le Batarde received a Tygers Combattant on January 21, and was made a Knight at the Coronation of Morghun and Maurya on April 15. Also at their Coronation, Edward Zifran of Gendy was made a Pelican. Seahorses were given to Emeric Wendel the Diversified in June and Edward Zifran of Gendy on April 8.