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    The Sacred Consort of Frigga Freyja and Idunn
  • Birthday 09/23/1975

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  1. Happy Fulltrui Day!

    Happy Fultrui Day to all!! Skál!!
  2. Law of Stormark Act of the Althing AN ACT TO ACCEDE TO AND INCORPORATE AS LAW OF THE HIGH REALM THE CONVENTION OF THE MICRAS TREATY ORGANIZATION ON THE LAWS OF THE SEAS. Section 1: Ratification and incorporation The High Realm accedes to, and incorporates as law, the Convention of the Micras Treaty Organization on the Laws of the Seas, hereinafter the Convention, (as inscribed in the Schedule to this Act). Section 2: Convention matters The representative of the High Realm shall not, in any conference of the state parties to the Convention, vote in favour of any amendment to the Convention without securing the support of the Althing to do so. Section 3: Amendments to legislation The following amendments are made to Section I of the Jurisdictions Act of Year 10: (1) In §1, substitute “twelve nautical miles” with “twenty-four kilometres”. (2) In §4, substitute “two hunderd nautical miles” with “three hundred sixty kilometres”. Section 4: Final provisions (1) This Act, which may be cited as the Convention of the Law of the Seas (Accession) Act of Year 16, enters force immediately upon Imperial Assent. (2) The Convention shall, however, not be enforceable in Stormark until such time that the Micras Treaty Organization has given notice of its receipt of Stormark’s accession to the Convention. Schedule In consequence of Us looking with favour upon the decision of the Althing of that Day of the Lord Týr, which is known to Us, Our Well-Beloved Royals, Nobles, Knights and Thegns, and all Our other Well-Beloved Patricians and Citizens whatsoever as the Thirteenth of the Month Himinbjorg in the Sixteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm that the Law Speaker of the said Althing has most graciously laid before Us, We have assented to and confirmed, as We hereby do assent to and do confirm the same as Law under Our Hand and the Great Seal of Our High Realm. So be it!! Given at the Court of the Three Ladies Divine, since time immemorial situated at the Vanadísarhall on the holy island in the sacred river Fulltrui Flow known as Hnossa Isle which is seated within the bounds of the Imperial City of Haraldsborg in Our Jarldom of Gularike, on this Day of the Lord Týr, the Thirteenth Day of the Month Himinbjorg in the Sixteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm. Haraldur Freyjugjöf af Ættingjunum Freyju, Yfirkonungur Stórmerkur
  3. Law of Stormark Act of the Althing AN ACT TO ACCEDE TO AND INCORPORATE AS LAW OF THE HIGH REALM THE CONVENTION OF THE MICRAS TREATY ORGANIZATION ON THE LAWS OF THE SEAS. Section 1: Ratification and incorporation The High Realm accedes to, and incorporates as law, the Convention of the Micras Treaty Organization on the Laws of the Seas, hereinafter the Convention, (as inscribed in the Schedule to this Act). Section 2: Convention matters The representative of the High Realm shall not, in any conference of the state parties to the Convention, vote in favour of any amendment to the Convention without securing the support of the Althing to do so. Section 3: Amendments to legislation The following amendments are made to Section I of the Jurisdictions Act of Year 10: (1) In §1, substitute “twelve nautical miles” with “twenty-four kilometres”. (2) In §4, substitute “two hunderd nautical miles” with “three hundred sixty kilometres”. Section 4: Final provisions (1) This Act, which may be cited as the Convention of the Law of the Seas (Accession) Act of Year 16, enters force immediately upon Imperial Assent. (2) The Convention shall, however, not be enforceable in Stormark until such time that the Micras Treaty Organization has given notice of its receipt of Stormark’s accession to the Convention. Schedule In consequence of Us looking with favour upon the decision of the Althing of that Day of the Lord Týr, which is known to Us, Our Well-Beloved Royals, Nobles, Knights and Thegns, and all Our other Well-Beloved Patricians and Citizens whatsoever as the Thirteenth of the Month Himinbjorg in the Sixteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm that the Law Speaker of the said Althing has most graciously laid before Us, We have assented to and confirmed, as We hereby do assent to and do confirm the same as Law under Our Hand and the Great Seal of Our High Realm. So be it!! Given at the Court of the Three Ladies Divine, since time immemorial situated at the Vanadísarhall on the holy island in the sacred river Fulltrui Flow known as Hnossa Isle which is seated within the bounds of the Imperial City of Haraldsborg in Our Jarldom of Gularike, on this Day of the Lord Týr, the Thirteenth Day of the Month Himinbjorg in the Sixteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm. Haraldur Freyjugjöf af Ættingjunum Freyju, Yfirkonungur Stórmerkur
  4. Law of Stormark Act of the Althing AN ACT TO ACCEDE TO AND INCORPORATE AS LAW OF THE HIGH REALM THE CONVENTION OF THE MICRAS TREATY ORGANIZATION ON THE LAWS OF THE SEAS. Section 1: Ratification and incorporation The High Realm accedes to, and incorporates as law, the Convention of the Micras Treaty Organization on the Laws of the Seas, hereinafter the Convention, (as inscribed in the Schedule to this Act). Section 2: Convention matters The representative of the High Realm shall not, in any conference of the state parties to the Convention, vote in favour of any amendment to the Convention without securing the support of the Althing to do so. Section 3: Amendments to legislation The following amendments are made to Section I of the Jurisdictions Act of Year 10: (1) In §1, substitute “twelve nautical miles” with “twenty-four kilometres”. (2) In §4, substitute “two hunderd nautical miles” with “three hundred sixty kilometres”. Section 4: Final provisions (1) This Act, which may be cited as the Convention of the Law of the Seas (Accession) Act of Year 16, enters force immediately upon Imperial Assent. (2) The Convention shall, however, not be enforceable in Stormark until such time that the Micras Treaty Organization has given notice of its receipt of Stormark’s accession to the Convention. Schedule In consequence of Us looking with favour upon the decision of the Althing of that Day of the Lord Týr, which is known to Us, Our Well-Beloved Royals, Nobles, Knights and Thegns, and all Our other Well-Beloved Patricians and Citizens whatsoever as the Thirteenth of the Month Himinbjorg in the Sixteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm that the Law Speaker of the said Althing has most graciously laid before Us, We have assented to and confirmed, as We hereby do assent to and do confirm the same as Law under Our Hand and the Great Seal of Our High Realm. So be it!! Given at the Court of the Three Ladies Divine, since time immemorial situated at the Vanadísarhall on the holy island in the sacred river Fulltrui Flow known as Hnossa Isle which is seated within the bounds of the Imperial City of Haraldsborg in Our Jarldom of Gularike, on this Day of the Lord Týr, the Thirteenth Day of the Month Himinbjorg in the Sixteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm. Haraldur Freyjugjöf af Ættingjunum Freyju, Yfirkonungur Stórmerkur
  5. [Bill] Convention of the Laws of the Seas (Accession) Bill

    Lady Law Speaker, We do hereby inform you that We have granted Our Imperial Assent to the Convention of the Law of the Seas (Accession) Bill and the said Bill has therefore become Law as the Convention of the Law of the Seas (Accession) Act of Year 16.
  6. Order in Council Approved Present: The High King's Most Excellent Majesty in the High Council of the Realm. Sir Vilhjálm Kormak of the House of Bjarngeir, Jarl of Borgarrike, High Justiciar. Lady Sigrdrífa the Priestess of the House of Vanadís, Ærkejarla of Thingeyri and the Idunn Isles, Lady Warden to the Outland. Lady Unna of Skálavík of the House of Vanadís, Bloodroyal and Ærkejarla of Freyja's Necklace, Lady Warden of the Army and the Fleets. Sir Ragnar Brunnketilsson of the House of Bjarngeir, Jarl of Hålogarike, Lord Warden of Law and Justice. Lady Astrid Sólareyjarsdóttir of the House of Vanadís, Bloodroyal and Ærkejarla of the Rose Cape, Lady Warden of Law and Justice. WHEREAS We are since time immemorial compelled by Our Imperial Duty to govern Our High Realm with Wisdom and Due Diligence; AND WHEREAS We since those ancient times do require the valuable Advice and Assistance of Competent Jarls to govern the Jarldoms of Our Realm of Joy in Our Name and on Our Behalf; AND WHEREAS Our Loyal Subject, His Eminence Sjurd Hergonstad of the House of Ayreon-Kalirion of Athlon, who is also known as Sergius Hergones, the Metrobosarch of Lyrica, has expressed his wish and desire to become Jarl of Frostarike and the Lake District; AND WHEREAS We in Our High Council of the Realm have looked with favour upon the said expressed wish and desire of Our Loyal Subject, His Eminence Sjurd Hergonstad of the House of Ayreon-Kalirion of Athlon, who is also known as Sergius Hergones, the Metrobosarch of Lyrica, has expressed his wish and desire to become Jarl of Frostarike and the Lake District; LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that We, by this Our Imperial Instrument, in the exercise of Our Most Ancient Prerogative Imperial, by and with the advice and consent of Our High Council of the Realm, appoint Our Loyal Subject, His Eminence Sjurd Hergonstad of the House of Ayreon-Kalirion of Athlon, who is also known as Sergius Hergones, the Metrobosarch of Lyrica, to the office and position of Jarl of Our Jarldom of Frostarike and the Lake District and that he shall assume the self-same office, effective immediately. BE IT ALSO KNOWN that We do further by this Our Imperial Instrument declare that he shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges, powers and prerogatives to the office of Jarl of Our Jarldom of Frostarike and the Lake District attached provided that nothing is done contrary to the High Law and Statutes of Our High Realm and also that We do further by this Our Imperial Instrument command that she shall retain the post of Jarl of Our Jarldom of Frostarike and the Lake District until Our further Pleasure is signified. This Our Imperial Instrument shall come into effect immediately. I djúpinu hár dit gívit oss glédina at átá, gilda o gárna dit innannemnda, órd fur órd, som lá. So be it!! Given at the Court of the Three Ladies Divine, since time immemorial situated at the Vanadísarhall on the holy island in the sacred river Fulltrui Flow since ancient times known as Hnossa Isle which since the days of yore is seated within the bounds of Our Imperial City of Haraldsborg in Our Jarldom of Gularike, on this Day of the Lady Sól, the Eleventh Day of the Month Himinbjorg in the Sixteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm. Haraldur Freyjugjöf af Ættingjunum Freyju, Yfirkonungur Stórmerkur
  7. Order in Council Approved Present: The High King's Most Excellent Majesty in the High Council of the Realm. Sir Vilhjálm Kormak of the House of Bjarngeir, Jarl of Borgarrike, High Justiciar. Lady Sigrdrífa the Priestess of the House of Vanadís, Ærkejarla of Thingeyri and the Idunn Isles, Lady Warden to the Outland. Lady Unna of Skálavík of the House of Vanadís, Bloodroyal and Ærkejarla of Freyja's Necklace, Lady Warden of the Army and the Fleets. Sir Ragnar Brunnketilsson of the House of Bjarngeir, Jarl of Hålogarike, Lord Warden of Law and Justice. Lady Astrid Sólareyjarsdóttir of the House of Vanadís, Bloodroyal and Ærkejarla of the Rose Cape, Lady Warden of Law and Justice. WHEREAS We are since time immemorial compelled by Our Imperial Duty to govern Our High Realm with Wisdom and Due Diligence; AND WHEREAS We since those ancient times do require the valuable Advice and Assistance of Competent Jarls to govern the Jarldoms of Our Realm of Joy in Our Name and on Our Behalf; AND WHEREAS Our Loyal Subject, His Eminence Sjurd Hergonstad of the House of Ayreon-Kalirion of Athlon, who is also known as Sergius Hergones, the Metrobosarch of Lyrica, has expressed his wish and desire to become Jarl of Frostarike and the Lake District; AND WHEREAS We in Our High Council of the Realm have looked with favour upon the said expressed wish and desire of Our Loyal Subject, His Eminence Sjurd Hergonstad of the House of Ayreon-Kalirion of Athlon, who is also known as Sergius Hergones, the Metrobosarch of Lyrica, has expressed his wish and desire to become Jarl of Frostarike and the Lake District; LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that We, by this Our Imperial Instrument, in the exercise of Our Most Ancient Prerogative Imperial, by and with the advice and consent of Our High Council of the Realm, appoint Our Loyal Subject, His Eminence Sjurd Hergonstad of the House of Ayreon-Kalirion of Athlon, who is also known as Sergius Hergones, the Metrobosarch of Lyrica, to the office and position of Jarl of Our Jarldom of Frostarike and the Lake District and that he shall assume the self-same office, effective immediately. BE IT ALSO KNOWN that We do further by this Our Imperial Instrument declare that he shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges, powers and prerogatives to the office of Jarl of Our Jarldom of Frostarike and the Lake District attached provided that nothing is done contrary to the High Law and Statutes of Our High Realm and also that We do further by this Our Imperial Instrument command that she shall retain the post of Jarl of Our Jarldom of Frostarike and the Lake District until Our further Pleasure is signified. This Our Imperial Instrument shall come into effect immediately. I djúpinu hár dit gívit oss glédina at átá, gilda o gárna dit innannemnda, órd fur órd, som lá. So be it!! Given at the Court of the Three Ladies Divine, since time immemorial situated at the Vanadísarhall on the holy island in the sacred river Fulltrui Flow since ancient times known as Hnossa Isle which since the days of yore is seated within the bounds of Our Imperial City of Haraldsborg in Our Jarldom of Gularike, on this Day of the Lady Sól, the Eleventh Day of the Month Himinbjorg in the Sixteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm. Haraldur Freyjugjöf af Ættingjunum Freyju, Yfirkonungur Stórmerkur
  8. Order in Council Approved Present: The High King's Most Excellent Majesty in the High Council of the Realm. Sir Vilhjálm Kormak of the House of Bjarngeir, Jarl of Borgarrike, High Justiciar. Lady Sigrdrífa the Priestess of the House of Vanadís, Ærkejarla of Thingeyri and the Idunn Isles, Lady Warden to the Outland. Lady Unna of Skálavík of the House of Vanadís, Bloodroyal and Ærkejarla of Freyja's Necklace, Lady Warden of the Army and the Fleets. Sir Ragnar Brunnketilsson of the House of Bjarngeir, Jarl of Hålogarike, Lord Warden of Law and Justice. Lady Astrid Sólareyjarsdóttir of the House of Vanadís, Bloodroyal and Ærkejarla of the Rose Cape, Lady Warden of Law and Justice. WHEREAS We are since time immemorial compelled by Our Imperial Duty to govern Our High Realm with Wisdom and Due Diligence; AND WHEREAS We since those ancient times do require the valuable Advice and Assistance of Competent Jarls to govern the Jarldoms of Our Realm of Joy in Our Name and on Our Behalf; AND WHEREAS Our Loyal Subject, His Eminence Sjurd Hergonstad of the House of Ayreon-Kalirion of Athlon, who is also known as Sergius Hergones, the Metrobosarch of Lyrica, has expressed his wish and desire to become Jarl of Frostarike and the Lake District; AND WHEREAS We in Our High Council of the Realm have looked with favour upon the said expressed wish and desire of Our Loyal Subject, His Eminence Sjurd Hergonstad of the House of Ayreon-Kalirion of Athlon, who is also known as Sergius Hergones, the Metrobosarch of Lyrica, has expressed his wish and desire to become Jarl of Frostarike and the Lake District; LET IT THEREFORE BE KNOWN that We, by this Our Imperial Instrument, in the exercise of Our Most Ancient Prerogative Imperial, by and with the advice and consent of Our High Council of the Realm, appoint Our Loyal Subject, His Eminence Sjurd Hergonstad of the House of Ayreon-Kalirion of Athlon, who is also known as Sergius Hergones, the Metrobosarch of Lyrica, to the office and position of Jarl of Our Jarldom of Frostarike and the Lake District and that he shall assume the self-same office, effective immediately. BE IT ALSO KNOWN that We do further by this Our Imperial Instrument declare that he shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges, powers and prerogatives to the office of Jarl of Our Jarldom of Frostarike and the Lake District attached provided that nothing is done contrary to the High Law and Statutes of Our High Realm and also that We do further by this Our Imperial Instrument command that she shall retain the post of Jarl of Our Jarldom of Frostarike and the Lake District until Our further Pleasure is signified. This Our Imperial Instrument shall come into effect immediately. I djúpinu hár dit gívit oss glédina at átá, gilda o gárna dit innannemnda, órd fur órd, som lá. So be it!! Given at the Court of the Three Ladies Divine, since time immemorial situated at the Vanadísarhall on the holy island in the sacred river Fulltrui Flow since ancient times known as Hnossa Isle which since the days of yore is seated within the bounds of Our Imperial City of Haraldsborg in Our Jarldom of Gularike, on this Day of the Lady Sól, the Eleventh Day of the Month Himinbjorg in the Sixteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm. Haraldur Freyjugjöf af Ættingjunum Freyju, Yfirkonungur Stórmerkur
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  10. [Bill] Convention of the Laws of the Seas (Accession) Bill

    Lady Law Speaker, Honourable Jarls, The High King and Gulajarl also seconds the move for Unanimous Consent.
  11. Happy the Longest/Shortest Day!

    Happy Solstice to everyone!!
  12. Arrival of the Radiant Sun

    "Royals, Nobles, Knights and Thegns of the Lands of the Longships Throne, Ladies and Gentlemen, all hail Her Imperial Magnificence and Radiant Majesty the Lady Noor as-Salaam bint Daniyal Umra Suleiman Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed al-Osman bin Sathrati af Ettlingum Freyu Umm Zahir al-Din of Waffel-Paine, Kaiseress of Shireroth, Kaiseress in Kildare, Empress of Kildare, Queen of Goldshire, the Elian Lands, Talenore, Elwynn, Amokolia, and Uppland, Imperial Princess of Shireroth, Emira of Sathrati, Storjarla of Stormark, Imperial Chieftainess and Jarla of the Longships Isles!", the Storjarla Geirbjörg Gefialdrsdóttir, Imperial Chieftainess of the Isles - the goodgrandmother of Kaiseress Noor - proudly boomed as soon as the Kaiseress Noor touched down on the soft red carpet. King Noah of Elwynn, Kaiseress Noor’s husband and therefore the Kaiser Consort of Shireroth, quickly pressed a kiss in his Lady Wife Mortal’s neck. The Lady Noor turned around. “Taking Storish liberties, aren’t you, boy? Just wait until we get home, where the blade of the guillotine is being sharpened and the Chief Imperial Inquisitor has been summoned”, Her Radiance said with a smile which was both sardonic and affectionate and was followed by a big fat wink. And Noah blushed. The huge crowd, consisting of hundreds of thousands of people who had gathered on the tarmac of the Fulltrui International Air- and Spaceport to see the Lady of the Golden Mango Throne in the flesh, immediately burst into raucus cheering. At the self-same instance the All Sólareyjar Pipe and Drum Band commenced to play Shireroth’s National Anthem and a 63-gun salute, fired by the Imperial Salute Guns Battery of the Alexandrian Guard, began. A 63-gun salute is one of the highest honours the High Realm of Stormark can bestow upon a foreign head of state. The honour is conferred quite infrequently; the last time was during the State Visit of King Arkadius II of Batavia to the Twenty-Six Jarldoms, which took place in the long bygone days of the year 1556. Most visiting heads of state only get the basic gun salute of 21 rounds of fire. Due to her family ties to the House of Ettlingar Freyu, the Imperial House of Stormark, the Kaiseress Noor is given an additional 21 rounds of fire. On top of that the Lady Noor receives another 21 rounds of fire, due to the Kaisership’s newly-granted status of Storkonungur, with Kaiseress Noor being referred to as Stordróttning as female occupant of the Golden Mango Throne. Storkonungur means "Great Monarch" in the Storish language and is the most prestigious category of visiting foreign rulers and was bestowed upon the holder of the Shirerithian Kaisership just after the establishment of the permanent Imperial Rule of the House of Ayreon-Kalirion in Shireroth. This State Visit was only second time in the long and glorious history of the Twenty-Six Jarldoms that a Shirerithian Sovereign visited the Lands of the Longships Throne. Nigh a Norton century-and-a-half ago, in the year 1500 to be exact, Kaiser Mors IV had preceded the Lady Noor. That visit had just been a short informal sojourn by His Imperial Niftiness to express his gratitude to the High King of Stormark for bestowing upon him the Most Magnificent Imperial Order of the Sovereign Viking Crown. This Kaiseral visit would, however, be a whole different kettle of fish; a very Imperial display of the luxury, pomp pageantry and circumstance the People of the High Realm of Stormark are so excessively fond of and where their country is renowned for. The sudden mixture of loud sounds must have seemed quite the disturbing cacophony to the little Prince Vidar, causing him to be bewildered and on the brink of crying. Kaiseress Noor quickly swooped up her grandson in her arms, hugged him tenderly and whispered some comforting words into his ear. In the blink of an eye a smile appeared on the little one’s face. Gently Her Radiance put the Prince Vidar down, took his hand and solemnly and graciously began to walk down the crimson carpet. The red carpet was lined by a massive honour guard which is composed of alternately members of the Valiant Vixens, the army of watchwoman founded by High Queen Hervör which since time immemorial guards the Vanadísarhall, dressed in sexy amazon-esque ceremonial garb, as well as women wearing their local Bunad. Each Valiant Vixen is holding a banner associated with one of the numerous realms, fiefs, and other territorial holdings ruled by the Kaiseress Noor; the Ladies in Bunad are each carrying the flag of the area of the various Storish Yeorlskapper they hail from. With a smile of approval High King Harald of Stormark watched his goodgranddaughter the Kaiseress Noor of Shireroth, with the little Prince Vidar by her side, strut towards him over the red carpet, followed at a respect by the members . The Lady Noor was every inch an empress. Her Radiance conducted herself with natural regality as well as admirably well in a place where she must feel like a stranger in a strange land. Just like he felt during the days of his reign as Duke of Froyalan when travelling south of the Araxion-Eliria Line. To the delight of the crowd the Lady Noor was with her right hand making priestessly ritual gestures of greeting and blessing associated with the Ancient Ways faith called bendingar towards them. This was something the High King knew from diplomatic dispatches that the Storjarla Fjǫrleif Llængjarla, who was his granddaughter and the High Priestess of the Mackerel Temple, a senior Vanic Temple situated in Elwynn, had taught Her Radiance when she was on the isle of Saint Harald’s Mount in the Elwynnese Bailiwick of Avaldsnes, recovering from giving birth to Princess Esther of Anglia, her second child with King Noah of Elwynn who is her second husband. From the way Kaiseress Noor was dressed and behaved herself it was obvious to the High King that she had been taking her husband’s advice regarding how to curry favour with the Storish population during this State Visit. She had very prudently left her headscarf at home which would score some major points with the People of the Twenty-Six Jarldoms who regard headscarves as a symbol of a dangerous purity culture, obsessed with honor and virginity, which objectifies women as vessels for honour and temptation as well as absolves men of personal responsibility. That purity culture covers, segregates, subordinates, silences, jails and kills women and girls while they should be worshipped and celebrated and enjoy their divine-given Liberté de Vivre. It would be beyond comprehension fort hem why one of the most powerful autocrats of Micras would subject herself to that. In addition there also is one of the Vanafolk Maxims, an important part of Vanic Law, which decrees that beauty must not be covered up. Her Imperial Magnificence and Radiant Majesty’s husband’s advice also showed in the very garments she was so regally clad. It was precisely as stipulated for a Stordróttning by Lady Anne-Marie's Treatise on the Sovereign Household and Les Coutumes du Maison du Duc de Normandie. Another textbook example of the very succesful partnership between King Noah and Kaiseress Noor, which had kept Shireroth strong and stable and had put the Lady Noor on the Golden Mango Throne. Kaiseress Noor and King Noah had been married for sixteen years now and to this very day they oozed with love and affection for each other. They were a very regal but also quite odd couple: a mild cynic (Noor) having tied the knot with a hopeless romantic (Noah). Their marriage has overall been a happy one - although Noah from to time wished that he could spend more time with Noor who always is very busy with governing her many realms, fiefs and territories around the globe. Experience has also shown that they complement each other well. When Kaiseress Noor was halfway the crimson carpet, the thrilling roar of fighter jets is heard. It comes from a formation of thirteen aircaft of the Storish Imperial Naval Air Force which are performing a military flyover in honour of Her Imperial Magnificence and Radiant Majesty the Kaiseress of Shireroth, leaving smoke trails in colours asscociated with the many realms, fiefs and territories she governs. The flyover formation is followed by a Raido strategic bomber that drops golden and silver confetti. As the Sovereign Lady of Shireroth came closer and closer, the High King’s thoughts went to the last time that he had talked face-to-face with his goodgranddaughter. That had been four years ago in the year 1645 at the funeral of Kaiser Dominus Tarjeisson in the Valley of Mors. His Imperial and Royal Majesty always enjoyed his conversations with the Kaiseress Noor - which were always mutually enlightening, pleasant and full of witty banter - and he very much looked forward to chatting in person with her again. The Sovereign Lord of the Lands of the Longships Throne was resplendently clad in a suit of scale armour made of Valtian steel. Upon the High King’s shoulders there was a cloak, blue as the ocean, with gold lining and the Imperial Arms of Stormark embroidered upon its back. It was fastened with a brooch in the shape of boar that was adorned with diamonds. Shining white was His Imperial and Royal Majesty’s armour, and High King Harald wore it as easily as if it was the thinnest of silks. The scales were edged in blue gold, and gleamed and shimmered when they moved. Ancient Viking and Valtian patterns could be seen within the metal, as well as runes and glyphs and arcane symbols that had been folded into the steel. It was the armour the High King had worn in days long gone by during his Hertugstekja as Duke of Froyalan in the year 1533 which took place in the Shrine of the Sea, the ancient Vanic temple in the Royal City of Avaldsnes. His Imperial and Royal Majesty and wore armour as a nod to his ancient ties with Shireroth. The same applied to the regalia of the Baron Froyalan, of Froyalan Hall in the Imperial City of Shirekeep, which is a Shirerithian Imperial Peerage with had been conferred upon him in the year 1621 by his late legacy grandson Kaiser Ayreon III of Shireroth. The Storish Royals who are awaiting the Kaiseress Noor at the end of the crimson carpet - High King Harald, High Queen Consort Sigrid the Brave, Krónjarla Aoife, the Storjarlas Chloe, Geirbjörg, Æsileif and Fjǫrleif as well as Storjarls Hallbjörn and Nathan and Princess Clara of Natopia - burst into a spontaneous applause when the Lady Noor walks up to them with her arms outstretched. “Your Imperial Magnificence and Radiant Majesty, Sweet Lady Goodgrandaughter of Mine, Thank you for accepting my invitation and welcome to the Twenty-Six Jarldoms. You look lovely! The Kaisership really becomes you!”, the High King beamingly says to the Kaiseress Noor while first giving her a bear hug and subsequently kissing her hand. “De rien, Monsieur le Haut-Roi! C'est bon d'être autocrate”, the Lady Noor replied in accordance with the provisions of the ancient legal and cultural text called the Traité des Droits du Roi d'Ibelin, sporting a smile from ear to ear. A little girl of noble birth from the Duchy of Normandie called Lady Margerie la Roche of the House of Quesnel stepped forward. Lady Margerie la Roche is dressed in the Bunad of the Comté des Chéris, the traditional district of the Twin Peninsula Jarldom where she hails from. The very young noble lady is to give Kaiseress Noor a bunch of flowers, sing an ancient Storish-Norman folk song, and welcome Imperial Magnificence and Radiant Majesty to Stormark in the Babkhi language. While the Lady Margerie is engaged with the Lady Noor, the High King’s thoughts wander to the next stage in this State Visit, which will take place after the exchange of pleasantries and the conducting of other formalities pertaining to welcoming a high delegation under diplomatic protocol has ceased. All Shirerithain and Storish Royals present will be ushered to a line of gilded open carriages which are awaiting them near the Imperial Gate, a private gate situated at the outskirts of Fulltrui International Air- and Spaceport which is reserved for the exclusive use of the Imperial House of Ettlingar Freyu and their guests. The open carriages - which are to be escorted by mounted Norman Knights as well as Imperial Cuirassiers of the Alexandrian Guard, a body of top-notch Alexandrian soldiers who are stationed in Stormark under the provisions of Article 3 of the Glorious Brotherhood Treaty - will take the company of Royals to Elvenhavn, which is a private harbour that is solely and exclusively used by the Imperial House of the Twenty-Six Jarldoms and their guests, from where they will travel by longship to Harald’s Holdfast. The mounted escort is to be led by the famous lady knight Dame Kendra Harcourt, who is the winner of the Combat on Foot as well as the Jousting of the last four editions of the Grand Tournament of Southport, the most important and prestigious tourney in the Lands of the Longships Throne. The longship on which the Kaiseress Noor is to travel to Harald’s Holdfast, which is situated on a sacred island called Hnossa Isle, is called the Queen of Quests. It is one of the most ships in Storish (naval) history, not only for being the oldest ship in commission of the Imperial Navy, but also for being one of the Two Silver Longships which are the longships with which the High King in the Days of the Old Tale, when he still was a young chieftain, left the Mysterious Isles. The Queen of Quests and the other Silver Longship, which is called the Sea Falcon, are still being used by the Imperial Navy, but for ceremonial purposes only. The Royal City of Thorfinnsborg is their home base. They have, however, recently been brought over to Elvenhavn in connection with the Kaiseress Noor’s State Visit to the Twenty-Six Jarldoms.
  13. Longship Guard

    Lady Noor, Many a Longshipsguard(wo)man is in hindsight quite happy that zie declined your offer.
  14. To Our Most Dearly Beloved Lady Goodgranddaughter Her Imperial Magnificence and Radiant Majesty the Lady Noor as-Salaam bint Daniyal Umra Suleiman Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed al-Osman bin Sathrati af Ettlingum Freyu Umm Zahir al-Din of Waffel-Paine, Kaiseress of Shireroth, Kaiseress in Kildare, Empress of Kildare, Queen of Goldshire, Queen of the Elian Lands, Queen of Talenore, Queen of Elwynn, Amokolia, and Uppland, Imperial Princess of Shireroth, Emira of Sathrati, Princess of Hvalafell, Princess of Arietta, Mishalan, Anglethyr, Bondegard, Bosworth, Gascogne and Gascony, Guernsey, High Queen Asa Land, High Queen Hervör Isle, Humlebæk Island, Lady Gudrun Isle, Los Bananos, Lyngelan, Marthunia, Merlaide, Old Sea Fortress, Østfold, Sicilia, Suðreyjar, and Thydtwinster, Imperial Chieftainess and Jarla of the Longships Isles, Emira of Alalehzamin and Utasia, Duchess of Istvanistan, Duchess of Froyalan, Northshire, Lady Esther Isles, and Robland. Marchioness of Zy-Rodun, Countess of Cape Farewell, Countess of Dracoheim, Countess of Istvan, Jarla and Grand Electress of Jorvik, Jarla of Benicia, Countess Shishin, Countess of Old Araxion, Old Cimmeria, Elsenar, Storborg, Hoheit Town, and Ancient Wintergleam, Býurgreifynja of Eliria, Llængjarla of Elwynn, Baroness of Running Bull, Baroness of the Elw, Fórntida Kærleikalanden, and Opplysta Smørvirket, Lady Mayor of the City of Vladagrad, Lady of the Two Sacred Rivers and the Twelve Peoples, Lady Triumphant in All Four Quarters, Lady in Jorvik, Wardeness of the Flower of the North, Royal Consort of the Blood-Unifier of the Jewel of Many Facets, Lady Imperial on All Continents, Lady of the Holy Lakes, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Wielder of the Sword of Vengeance, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Sovereign of the Golden Mango Throne, Scion of the King of Kings. An Invitation State Visit to the High Realm of Stormark Most Dearly Beloved Goodgranddaughter, In the most high of spirits We should like to commence this Epistle of Invitation of Ours to congratulate you and the People of the Lands of the Golden Mango Throne on the most favouable prospects which present itself to you and your country following the establishment of permanent Imperial Rule by the children of Tuuler Kalir. The Imperial Republic has now taken a seat at the High Table of Micras perennially joining the tight-nit community of the largest, stable and most powerful nation with their strong family ties- by blood, by law, or both. Due to the dynastic succession to the Imperial Throne of Shireroth now in perpetuity remaining with your offspring, and the elimination of that monster of an eldest son of yours from the pool of Kaiseral successors, the risk of a less than sane or clueless less than competent Kaiser taking the Golden Mango Throne has been removed for as long as your descendants trod Micras. The elimination of the traditional Kaiseral Term-Limit has ended the cyclical nature of Shireroth's Executive Government thus terminating the inherent instability which has plagued the Imperial Government of Lands of the Golden Mango Throne for almost all of Shireroth's existence. The aforesaid greatly benefits the Imperial Republic for it allows the country's leadership to think, plan and act on the long term without policies being killed off in the perpetual revocation fest that the Imperial Government of Shireroth until very recently was due to its political situation changing with every new Kaiser. As the bonds and ties between the Twenty-Six Jarldoms and the Imperial Republic of Shireroth are stronger and closer than they have ever been - with you as a Storjarla of Stormark on the Golden Mango Throne and several of Our Descendants among the pool of successors of the Imperial Throne aforesaid - and the Lands of Shireroth due to its new-found predictability having become a much more reliable diplomatic partner, Our Imperial Government has deemed it prudent to step up its efforts with regard to nurturing good relations with the Lands of the Golden Mango Throne. In consequence of the aforesaid We do hereby invite Your Imperial Magnificence and Radiant Majesty to the Lands of the Longships Throne for a State Visit. This invitation also extends to Kaiser Consort Noah, the Princes Vilhjálm and Vidar as well as the Princesses Liv and Esther. We shall finish this Epistle of Invitation of Ours with expressing Our Most Sincere Imperial Wish and Hope that you shall grace Our Realm of Joy with your most lovely and most regal presence soon. Given at the Court of the Three Ladies Divine, since time immemorial situated at the Vanadísarhall on the holy island in the sacred river Fulltrui Flow since ancient times known as Hnossa Isle which since the days of yore is seated within the bounds of Our Imperial City of Haraldsborg in Our Jarldom of Gularike, on this Day of the Ladies Divine Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of Stormark since time immemorial, the Thirteenth Day of the Month Sessrumnir in Folkvanger in the Sixteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm. Your Cousin and Goodgrandfather. Haraldur Freyjugjöf af Ættingjunum Freyju, Yfirkonungur Stórmerkur
  15. To Our Most Dearly Beloved Lady Goodgranddaughter Her Imperial Magnificence and Radiant Majesty the Lady Noor as-Salaam bint Daniyal Umra Suleiman Ayreon-Kalirion ibn al-Majeed al-Osman bin Sathrati af Ettlingum Freyu Umm Zahir al-Din of Waffel-Paine, Kaiseress of Shireroth, Kaiseress in Kildare, Empress of Kildare, Queen of Goldshire, Queen of the Elian Lands, Queen of Talenore, Queen of Elwynn, Amokolia, and Uppland, Imperial Princess of Shireroth, Emira of Sathrati, Princess of Hvalafell, Princess of Arietta, Mishalan, Anglethyr, Bondegard, Bosworth, Gascogne and Gascony, Guernsey, High Queen Asa Land, High Queen Hervör Isle, Humlebæk Island, Lady Gudrun Isle, Los Bananos, Lyngelan, Marthunia, Merlaide, Old Sea Fortress, Østfold, Sicilia, Suðreyjar, and Thydtwinster, Imperial Chieftainess and Jarla of the Longships Isles, Emira of Alalehzamin and Utasia, Duchess of Istvanistan, Duchess of Froyalan, Northshire, Lady Esther Isles, and Robland. Marchioness of Zy-Rodun, Countess of Cape Farewell, Countess of Dracoheim, Countess of Istvan, Jarla and Grand Electress of Jorvik, Jarla of Benicia, Countess Shishin, Countess of Old Araxion, Old Cimmeria, Elsenar, Storborg, Hoheit Town, and Ancient Wintergleam, Býurgreifynja of Eliria, Llængjarla of Elwynn, Baroness of Running Bull, Baroness of the Elw, Fórntida Kærleikalanden, and Opplysta Smørvirket, Lady Mayor of the City of Vladagrad, Lady of the Two Sacred Rivers and the Twelve Peoples, Lady Triumphant in All Four Quarters, Lady in Jorvik, Wardeness of the Flower of the North, Royal Consort of the Blood-Unifier of the Jewel of Many Facets, Lady Imperial on All Continents, Lady of the Holy Lakes, Thane of the Shirelands, Keeper of the Apollo Legacy, Wielder of the Sword of Vengeance, Grand Master of the Orders of the Dragon, Griffin, Phoenix, and Chimera, Sovereign of the Golden Mango Throne, Scion of the King of Kings. An Invitation State Visit to the High Realm of Stormark Most Dearly Beloved Goodgranddaughter, In the most high of spirits We should like to commence this Epistle of Invitation of Ours to congratulate you and the People of the Lands of the Golden Mango Throne on the most favouable prospects which present itself to you and your country following the establishment of permanent Imperial Rule by the children of Tuuler Kalir. The Imperial Republic has now taken a seat at the High Table of Micras perennially joining the tight-nit community of the largest, stable and most powerful nation with their strong family ties- by blood, by law, or both. Due to the dynastic succession to the Imperial Throne of Shireroth now in perpetuity remaining with your offspring, and the elimination of that monster of an eldest son of yours from the pool of Kaiseral successors, the risk of a less than sane or clueless less than competent Kaiser taking the Golden Mango Throne has been removed for as long as your descendants trod Micras. The elimination of the traditional Kaiseral Term-Limit has ended the cyclical nature of Shireroth's Executive Government thus terminating the inherent instability which has plagued the Imperial Government of Lands of the Golden Mango Throne for almost all of Shireroth's existence. The aforesaid greatly benefits the Imperial Republic for it allows the country's leadership to think, plan and act on the long term without policies being killed off in the perpetual revocation fest that the Imperial Government of Shireroth until very recently was due to its political situation changing with every new Kaiser. As the bonds and ties between the Twenty-Six Jarldoms and the Imperial Republic of Shireroth are stronger and closer than they have ever been - with you as a Storjarla of Stormark on the Golden Mango Throne and several of Our Descendants among the pool of successors of the Imperial Throne aforesaid - and the Lands of Shireroth due to its new-found predictability having become a much more reliable diplomatic partner, Our Imperial Government has deemed it prudent to step up its efforts with regard to nurturing good relations with the Lands of the Golden Mango Throne. In consequence of the aforesaid We do hereby invite Your Imperial Magnificence and Radiant Majesty to the Lands of the Longships Throne for a State Visit. This invitation also extends to Kaiser Consort Noah, the Princes Vilhjálm and Vidar as well as the Princesses Liv and Esther. We shall finish this Epistle of Invitation of Ours with expressing Our Most Sincere Imperial Wish and Hope that you shall grace Our Realm of Joy with your most lovely and most regal presence soon. Given at the Court of the Three Ladies Divine, since time immemorial situated at the Vanadísarhall on the holy island in the sacred river Fulltrui Flow since ancient times known as Hnossa Isle which since the days of yore is seated within the bounds of Our Imperial City of Haraldsborg in Our Jarldom of Gularike, on this Day of the Ladies Divine Frigga, Freyja and Idunn, Fulltrui and Sacred Queens of Stormark since time immemorial, the Thirteenth Day of the Month Sessrumnir in Folkvanger in the Sixteenth Year of the Second Viking Age in the Second Epoch of Our High Realm. Your Cousin and Goodgrandfather. Haraldur Freyjugjöf af Ættingjunum Freyju, Yfirkonungur Stórmerkur
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