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(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

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):

Reign BeganBaron/ess and Consort (Baroness/Baron)
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 1995?)(?)
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)
(Spring 2000?)(?)
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
April 2002Cynesige of Caernavon and Bernard the Nameless
October 2002Guy le Strange and Kirstin inn Tasalda
April 2003Fiona Wiggins and Antonio de la Rosa
October 2003Johannes von Grufenberg and Branwen Ballard
May 2004Bernadette de Costa Tempestad and Phtuule de Costa Tempestad
October 2004Guy le Strange and Catja Mulyovskaya
May 2005Ysabelle d'Angiers and Stephan the Piper (aka Stephan Tot)
October 2005Conrad [of the Far West] and Marguerite Katherine DeRossir
April 2006Ysabelle d'Angiers and Stephan Tot
October 2006Jak de Graeme and Marguerite Katherine DeRossir
April 2007Katherine d'Aquitaine and Thierry DerWarden
October 2007Vail Visconti and Marixsa of Crawfordmuir
April 2008Katherine d'Aquitaine and Noe the Saxon
November 2008Vail Visconti and Marixsa of Crawfordmuir
May 2009Katherine d'Aquitaine and Rothri de Ross
November 2009Vail Visconti and Marixsa of Crawfordmuir
April 2010Abe Akirakeiko (Aine Sindradottir) and Ii Saburou Katsumori
October 2010Turtious of the Ninth Legion (aka Bjorn Olfuss) and Tatiana of the Ninth Legion
April 2011Otto Spilman and Katherine d'Aquitaine
October 2011Robert Hunteman and Isabeau Bernac
April 2012Jak de Graeme and Thomasina de Buckley
September 2012Aibhilin inghean mhic Uibhilinr and Otto Spilman
April 2013Kaesó Flávius Artórius Gladius and Guillemette Chevalier
January 2014VICAR: Otto Spilman
April 2014Audette des Grenouilles and Finn O' Conner
October 2014Diego de la Vega and Eva of Warriors Gate
April 2015Wilhelm von Basel and Lia von Basel
October 2015Thomasina de Buckley and William de Buckley
April 2015Makoto Miyoshi and Jean de la Vale (aka Jean de Vale)
October 2016Robin Johnstone and Amalie zu dem Blumen

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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