Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lord Deormund Wulfscyld's Sagittarius scroll creation

 Lord Deormund Wulfscyld - Order of the Sagittarius AS L

Words: Lady Adrienne and Lord Alexandre
Gouache and Gold Illumination: Lady Adrienne d'Evreus
Calligraphy and white work: Lord Alexandre Saint Pierre

At Great Northeastern War XXIX the members of the Order of the Sagittarius found out that Lord Deormund Wulfscyld was not yet a Sag himself. "What's this?!", they proclaimed and ran around site gathering signatures to change that sad over-site. Alas, there were not enough of them there that day to constitute a valid polling of their order. After going through official channels, the order and the royalty ultimately decided to officially induct him, and present him a scroll and medallion.

Words by Lady Adrienne d'Evreus and Lord Alexandre Saint Pierre

Good gentles, hear and tell others that Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn are most pleased with the efforts of Lord Deormund Wulfscyld. A devout student of Guicennas; he knows how to shoot well with the bow; stand properly by his tree; remember the placements of the archers; observe the wind; cut arrow shafts; and make a bow-string if necessary. Most of all, he freely shares this knowledge, strengthening our kingdom. Therefore We, to the acclaim of the Companions thereof, admit him to Our most noble Order of the Sagittarius. Done this fifth day of December, in the fiftieth year of the Society at the Yule feast in Our Barony Beyond the Mountain.

I, Adrienne, listened to Deormund's hunting adventures and was reminded of Gaston Phoebus' famous Book on the Hunt, The Morgan's copy was probably created in Paris around 1407. I had always wanted to use the illuminations there-in as inspiration for a scroll and here was my chance! There are deer here, the inspiration for Deormund's deer here and the sky here and here.


Stathmore Series 300 Bristol board
Turner Design gouache and Holbein Artists' Pearl Gold gouache
Royal and Langnickle brushes
23 karat gold leaf on five thin layers of Kolner's Miniatum tinted yellow with a drop of ink

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