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  • The Search For An Equerry

    Twenty-Eighth Day of the Sixth Moon,
    Eighteenth Year of Recent Awakenings

    In accordance with the will of Her Majesty, and in upholding the duties charged to me as a Senior Chronicler, I hereby submit an account of
    The Search For An Equerry.

    On the eve of the 14th day of the 6th moon, Royal Page, sera Elora was seen hastily traveling through the Outer Bailey, going from one room to the next, dutifully announcing that His Lordship Mirshan wished the presence of all waking denizens to be in the Outer Bailey Courtyard.

    Upon entrance, Lord Mirshan, Doctor Dolph, and Mistress Wilena stood on the eastern stairs nearest to the Inner Bailey as they awaited the Outer residents to assemble. Once a moderate crowd gathered, Lord Mirshan began to speak. He first expressed his pleasure in seeing a large number of denizens waking within the Outer. After, he questioned if any believed themselves to be swordsmen and explained that a chosen champion was with him, brought specifically to test all who positively responded to the prior question. That champion was Mistress Wilena. Lord Mirshan then continued by stating that any man or woman can carry a blade and claim to face any foe, yet a true battle, one of grit, dirt, and blood is rarely engaged unless means beyond a person encourages them to engage in such.

    Finally, he inquired as to who felt themselves worthy of the chance to become a Knight. A silence fell upon the Outer Bailey Courtyard for mere moments before ser Trisan broke it. He was the first to respond positively but pointed out that he felt worthy of the chance, not worthy of knighthood. The first to respond negatively was sera Theresa, who had only reawakened from a slumber that week. Others to reply positively included Doctor Dolph, seras Elora and Vasilisa, and sers Vaden and Rhomulus. It was then announced that any who could best Mistress Wilena in a single bout with live blades, would become the Equerry to Lord Mirshan

    Mistress Wilena took her place in the center of the courtyard as Doctor Dolph prepared his chirurgy kit and his healing Aides. Ser Vaden was the first to accept the challenge as he stepped to the center. Using his Elder Longsword, he courageously engaged the Mistress in a battle that went on for some time. Both appeared to have the upper hand at one point until her blade swiftly made its way through his guard and into his chest. Mistress Wilena withdrew her sword and ser Vaden stumbled backward. Doctor Dolph quickly went to his side and attempted to save his life, but he was unable to. After the proper medical procedures and notes had been handled, the body was given to sera Lith. The search continued after with the next battle taking place with sera Elora. It was not long before sera Elora's shoulder was scraped by Mistress Wilena's blade. Two more battles took place after which left ser Trisan's left arm slightly wounded and ser Rhomulus's hip with a serious puncture. Doctor Dolph and seras Vasilisa and Xandie tended to each patient, one right after the other.

    Pleased with the confidence shown by the denizens, yet still without an Equerry, His Lordship Mirshan convinced sera Theresa to try her hand at Mistress Wilena. At this time, Lord Vestio and Lord Mirshan's bodyservant, ser Ibar had joined the audience. Eventually, sera Theresa made her way to the center after coming to an agreement with His Lordship, that should she win, she'd do her best to remain active. The inspection of the blades once again took place, the salutes were given, and the blades began to swing. As one of the longest bouts of the night, all were eagerly observing to two women as they fiercely fought to gain the win. However, in the end, Mistress Wilena was the one to receive punctured from the now Mistress Theresa. A surprised looked appeared on the faces of some, but both women were applauded for their bravery and prowess.

    Lord Mirshan declared sera Theresa his Equerry as soon as the fight concluded and the Mistress was seen to by Doctor Dolph. Following, he announced that ser Ibar was to be promoted to Valet and filling the role as the new bodyservant was to be ser Trisan. The three members left the Courtyard with their Liege, but not before His Lordship thanked everyone for joining his search for an Equerry.

    This chronicle will be subject to changes and corrections, as I humbly ask that the readers indicate to me through their discretion any falsehoods I may have mistakenly communicated. It is by means of the conservation of the Past that we continue to serve Her Majesty and give substance to those that follow.

    In service to Her Majesty Queen Vivienne, the Office of the Chronicler, and the Denizenry of our Gracious Queen's Realm,

    Yazmin Reymess
    Senior Chronicler