Tierced per pall sable, purpure and gules,
delineated Or, in chief a laurel wreath argent,
issuant from dexter a demi-rising sun with
rays couped Or and in sinister base five plates
Arms by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov
The Shire of the Westermark was created in the days of, and as part of the Province of St. Andrew.
At 12th Night, AS XV (1981) a troupe from the Shire of Westermark approached the throne amid soap bubbles and candy coins to petition for elevation to a Barony. "We your bemoaning and beseeching bozos, your hapless and helpless half-pints... have not until now called in our chips. All speak the name Westermark in tones of reverential awe. And since we have in our possession certain etchings of the most powerful in compromising positions...." and in such ways, Baronies are born. (The full text of this can be found in both the Bardic Arts pages of this site, as well as the description of this Twelfth Night event ...)
The Barony has had eight Barons and/or Baronesses since its inception. (see below)
(History provided by Evaine MacGreger -- prior to Martin Grey's second time as Baron)
Past Barons and Baronesses of the Westermark:
|Reign Began||Baron/ess and Consort (Baroness/Baron)|
|January, 1981||Catalin di Napoli and Ana Moonstar (Founding Baron and Baroness)|
|January, 1983||Wulf Sagen von Osten-See and Genevieve de la Mer Bleue|
|January, 1985||Andrew Shay Forestborn and Lauren Grey|
|January, 1988||Lauren Grey|
|January, 1989||Martin Gray of Griff's Hill|
|January, 1992||Nicollo Andrew Blackrose and Madalayne Chevue Rouge|
|January, 1994||Chad Bitor and Athelesia Morgan|
|May, 1999||Corwyn da Costa and Susanna de Serifontaine|
|May, 2004||Martin Gray of Griff's Hill and Chiara Genevieve d'Anjou|
|November, 2006||Jeffery of Jarrow and Linda of the Lakelands|
|October, 2009||Joel the Brewer and Custódia de Montemor|
|January, 2012||Joel the Brewer and Kasey [of the Westermark]|
|September, 2014||William Warren and Sabrina de la Bere|
|September, 2017||Balin the Hunter and Alys Graye|
The Barony of the Westermark maintains its own website: The Westmark.
Location: San Mateo County and part of Alameda County (the Bay side of the Oakland Hills -- groups that were part of Esfenn before it went away), California
Heralds' Title: The Black Mark Pursuivant
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.
The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).