Unto Their Majesties, Niall and Liadan, King and Queen of Lochac, and Their Excellencies, Aonghus and Ginevra, Baron and Baroness of Politarchopolis, do their humble servants, Alexander and Elizabeth, send greetings and supplication.
We pray this message finds you in heartily good health. After long discussion and consideration, we, Lord Alexander a la Fontayne and Lady Elizabeth Beaumont (mundanely known as Bryan and Elizabeth Jones), have decided that we wish to be considered as candidates in the selection process to become the successors to Their Excellencies, Aonghus and Ginevra, as Baron and Baroness of Politarchopolis
I, Alexander, have been twice awarded arms in the Kingdom of Lochac, and made a member of the Order of the Golden Tear and of the Burley Griffin for service.
I have served the Barony of Politarchopolis as Cordon Rouge Herald for two years, and served the College of Saint Aldhelm as Seneschal for two and a half years, and as St Aldhelm Pursuivant (College Herald) for three years. I currently serve the Kingdom of Lochac as Coffyn Herald, though I do not believe this role would pose a conflict of interest if selected as Baron.
I have stewarded three events for the College of Saint Aldhelm: the first two Tower and Fountain Tavern Feasts, which event has since been passed to the next generation of the College, and Inter-College War 18 in 2012.
I have acted as a court herald at both the Baronial and Kingdom levels, including the previous Baronial Succession in Politarchopolis, and am currently working to train more heralds to be capable of sharing this load in Politarchopolis.
I am an authorised rapier combatant and authorising marshal, and am an experienced herald in good standing in the College of Heralds. My interests in the Society also include music, games and entertainment, archery, writing and sewing. Mundanely, I am currently a student, though
due to graduate at the end of this year if all goes well, and I work in a support role cadetship at the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
I, Elizabeth, have been awarded arms in the Kingdom of Lochac.
I have served the College of Saint Aldhelm as Seneschal for three years, and as Arts and Sciences Officer for three years. I currently serve the College of Saint Aldhelm as deputy Reeve during the Reeve’s absence, though I do not believe this role would pose a conflict of interest if selected as Baroness.
I have stewarded several Newcomers’ Feasts for the College of St Aldhelm during my tenure as Seneschal.
My interests in the Society include costuming, cooking, and dancing. Mundanely, I am a temp contract worker, and planning on studying business administration in the new year.
We have been together for three years, and having recently celebrated our wedding, we feel that we now have time to give to the Barony which has given us so much over our time in the Society.
If we are selected as Baron and Baroness of Politarchopolis, we would seek to encourage the strength and growth of the Barony in the following ways:
We believe that the strength of the Colleges is important to the strength and growth of the Barony. We would encourage their cultivating a strong identity, unique from both each other and from the Barony. We would also encourage them to develop the skills and interests of their members, and encourage integration of some (but not all) College events with the Barony, as members of the Colleges are valuable members of the Barony, but still members of their College.
We would encourage the holding of regular small events, such as the re-establishment of the BaronialSunday pot-luck feasts, alongside the larger events which show our Barony at its best. These smaller events have a unique and pleasant feel, and can serve as a valuable resource for training willing members of the Barony in the various parts of running events, including stewarding, field and court heraldry, tourney list-keeping and marshalling, and the other diverse tasks which make events possible.
One of the great things about the Society is that there are so many skills which can be learned, and activities which can be tried. We would encourage the populace to broaden their experience of the diverse parts of the Society, and to share those skills with others when they feel confident enough in them.
Your humble servants in Service,
Alexander a la Fontayne and Elizabeth Beaumont