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Branch Histories

(Palatine) Barony of the Far West

Gules, a dolphin embowed
argent naiant through a
laurel wreath Or, all
between three water
bougets argent.

Arms by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov

History: (From an email sent by then Baroness Ysabelle, June 13, 2005):
On the 20th day of June in the year Anno Societatis 22, Gregorian 1987, our Barony came into existence, and this is how it came to pass. There once was a Jade king who justly ruled over the lands of the Western Kingdom with honor and fairness. One day he heard of the riches in the Orient and desired to increase his lands into that ancient world. So he sent their Excellencies, Baron and Baroness Alwyn and Rhannion to expand his territories and explore these strange and distant lands. After sharing his majesty's sovereignty with far-away provinces their Excellencies settled in a province that was renowned for its tribes of warriors and they duly named it the Stronghold of Warriors gate. King Jade was so pleased that he granted the Baron and his consort a fiefdom and dubbed it "The Barony of the Far West", and there was much rejoicing, yay.

Their Excellencies looked across the great waters to the Barony of the Western Seas of the Kingdom of Caid to learn how to rule and adopted their custom of deciding the coronet by right of contest and that custom is still practiced to this day; however, the present system by which to judge was modeled after the Kingdom far to the east of our own which is called Midrealm. Mistress, Baroness Marixsa of Crawfordmure, who is the longest residing member of this Barony, brought that system to our shores. She was also the first woman to be consort Baroness twice.

The oldest stronghold in the Barony is our beloved Warriors Gate; followed by The Canton Battle Rock, then Vale de Draco, Eternal Winds, Worlds Edge, and Agent Serpent. Battle Rock has been known by several names including Blue Isle & Chuzon while Vale de Draco was born out of the Port of Nihon Yama and Worlds Edge was once know as Fortaleza de Islas de las Velas Latinas. Since the founding of our Barony we have enjoyed periods of influence of countless Barons and Baronesses up to the reign of our current, their Excellencies, the Baroness and Baron, Ysabelle d'Angiers and Stephan the Piper.
-- written by the hand of Ambrose Norwich

The Far West includes the Canton of Battle Rock, The Stronghold of Eternal Winds, The (Incipient) Canton of Golden Playne, Fortazela de Isas de las Velas Latinas, (Canton) Port of Shielded Harbor, Vale de Draco, and The Stronghold of Warrior's Gate.

Location: Pacific Rim

Heralds' Title: The Golden Peach Pursuivant (registered), The Far West Pursuivant (used)

The seneschal of the Far West, Kathryne Gordon has sent the following list of past barons and baronesses. While she knows the information is incomplete, this is because records have not been kept well. She is working on a more complete listing ... (Updated: July, 2005, Ambrose Norwich; September, 2005, Ysabelle d'Angiers; March, 2006, Owen ap Morgan; May, 2006, Morgan Rowanwaif)

The Baron and Baroness are chosen either by Heavy-weapon combat, Rapier, or Arts and Sciences, alternating the competitions approximately every six months. (See table below, information about which tourney format provide by Otto Spillman, April, 2017 ...)

Reign BeganBaron/ess and Consort (Baroness/Baron)Tournament
June 1987Alwyn Stewart and Rhiannon verch Llewwellyn ap Siral -- Founding Baron and Baroness?
September 1987Trude Lacklandia and Wolfric Stongbow?
February 1988Jehan de la Marche and Megan the Courtesan?
July 1988Derek MacTaggart (no Baroness)?
February 1989Sebastian Mabille and Eleanor Mabille?
August 1989Olaf Kettelson and Cerridwen ni Morna?
(Spring 1990?)(?)?
August 1990Ulrich Aighaird and Ariel de Chantre?
February 1991Eric Hardradi and Chryse Raptes?
August 1991Edward of Effingham and Marixsa of Crawfordmuir?
February 1992Havork Kinslayer and Cynesige of Caernarfon ?
September 1992Daffyd Gwendolyn MacChattan and Ian MacChattan?
March 1993Johann Bohrer von Elsass and Duvessa MacSweeney of Cork?
October 1993Christoforo Alfanso Pallavincino da Firenze and Marixsa of Crawfordmuir?
June 1994Marie da Sena da Estrela and Robert de Fecamp?
(Fall 1994?)(?)?
April 1995Gundolphus Vestator and Rhiannon verch Llywelyn?
Oct 1995Fernando de Santiago and Caryse verch Rhiannon?
June 1996Gormlaith Gillian O'Leary and Alfreido Lorenzo Martinni de Genova?
Nov 1996Gafstan Garret and Ama Ryah tiap Illys de Visclo?
(Spring 1997?)Aodhnait inghean mhic Chárthaigh and Erich Rotbart?
(Fall 1997?)Toshio and Siobhan?
April 4, 1998Cassiopeia Cayenne and Owen ap Morgan
(In August Owen resigned as he had to leave the Barony)
October 1998Havelock MacLellan and Solange de la Forteresse?
April 1999Brigit (?) and Forgal Kerstetter?
October 1999Gabren of Battle Rock and Grainne Lindsay (Registered as Moira Lindsay)?
April 2000Gabren of Battle Rock and Grainne Lindsay (Registered as Moira Lindsay)?
October 2000Rainald Knutsson and Annalise Lothridge?
April 2001Morgan Rowanwaif and Wei Mei Liang?
October 2001(By request of the King) Morgan Rowanwaif and Wei Mei Liang(No Tourney)
April 2002Cynesige of Caernavon and Bernard the NamelessA & S
October 2002Guy le Strange and Kirstin inn TasaldaHeavy
April 2003Fiona Wiggins and Antonio de la RosaA & S
October 2003Johannes von Grufenberg and Branwen BallardHeavy
May 2004Bernadette de Costa Tempestad and Phtuule de Costa TempestadA & S
October 2004Guy le Strange and Catja MulyovskayaHeavy
May 2005Ysabelle d'Angiers and Stephan the Piper (aka Stephan Tot)A & S
October 2005Conrad [of the Far West] and Marguerite Katherine DeRossirHeavy
April 2006Ysabelle d'Angiers and Stephan TotA & S
October 2006Jak de Graeme and Marguerite Katherine DeRossirHeavy
April 2007Katherine d'Aquitaine and Thierry DerWardenA & S
October 2007Vail Visconti and Marixsa of CrawfordmuirHeavy
April 2008Katherine d'Aquitaine and Noe the SaxonA & S
November 2008Vail Visconti and Marixsa of CrawfordmuirHeavy
May 2009Katherine d'Aquitaine and Rothri de Ross A & S
November 2009Vail Visconti and Marixsa of CrawfordmuirHeavy
April 2010Abe Akirakeiko (Aine Sindradottir) and Ii Saburou KatsumoriA & S
October 2010Turtious of the Ninth Legion (aka Bjorn Olfuss) and Tatiana of the Ninth LegionHeavy
April 2011Otto Spilman and Katherine d'AquitaineA & S
October 2011Robert Hunteman and Isabeau BernacHeavy
April 2012Jak de Graeme and Thomasina de BuckleyRapier
September 2012Aibhilin inghean mhic Uibhilinr and Otto SpilmanA & S
April 2013Kaesó Flávius Artórius Gladius and Guillemette ChevalierHeavy
January 2014VICAR: Otto SpilmanNo Tourney
April 2014Audette des Grenouilles and Finn O' ConnerA & S
October 2014Diego de la Vega and Eva of Warriors GateRapier
April 2015Wilhelm von Basel and Lia von BaselHeavy
October 2015Thomasina de Buckley and William de BuckleyA & S
April 2016Makoto Miyoshi and Jean de la Vale (aka Jean de Vale)Rapier
October 2016Robin Johnstone and Amalie zu dem BlumenHeavy
May 2017Won Cheol and Yang Hyo-jeon (Cheol & Hyo-jeon)A & S

More information about the Barony of the Far West can be seen on their own website:

Description of the history of this branch is a summary from the small amount of information available, by Hirsch von Henford. Location information is from the back of The Page.

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