Champion of the Arts: Champion of the Arts for this year is Lady Catherine Brown of Coventry for her Stammheim Missal Inhabited A, Pater Noster, and Oak Gall Ink. The Calligraphy & Illumination Judging Group spent quite a long time at Lady Catherine's table and seemed to enjoy it immensely.
Populace Acclaim: The Populace Acclaim went to Lady Milesenda de Bourges for her Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards!
Non Pariel: The Laurels presented TWO Non Pariels at this Art/Sci Faire, one to a member of our College. As one of our members described it, a "Non Pariel" is an entry that is such a perfect example of a historical item that if you snuck it into a museum in your bag and then dropped it in front of a guard they would arrest you IMMEDIATELY for stealing their artifacts and only figure it out later. We had two such entries this weekend, though only one was an "artifact" as such!
Lady Milesenda de Bourges received a Non Pariel for her Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards! There's a special secret regarding these cards - she make a full set of 12 cards, but there are only 11 extant cards from this deck. One original card has gone missing over time. Can YOU figure out which one is the one she created to complete the set
Gulf Wars Champions: The Laurels, in consultation with the Empress, also chose 10 Trimarian Art/Sci Champions for Gulf Wars XXII. Out of those ten, three were scribes from our College. These brave and talented scribes will represent us at the Gulf Wars Champions Art/Sci Competition, which is worth a war point. Our Champions are:
Lady Milesenda de Bourges - Visconti-Sforza Tarot Cards
Honorable Lady Bres O'Seachnasaigh - Pomegranate, Worm & Peach
Lady Catherine Brown of Coventry - Oak Gall Ink