Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland
the bitterly cold wind from the great northern ice whistles through the rigging, as the mighty warship sylver hammer pulls at her anchor…
‘stone sighs, looks to lieutenant antares, and his face tells the story.
the fleet, standing post far north of their usual seas, no longer has reason to be here. having witnessed the passing of the greatest woman many of them have ever known, the night grows very cold indeed.
’tis been a rough year, ‘stone thinks to himself, as the jolly roger (roger) is run back up to the top of the mast… but her and gerhard have some business to attend to that she was looking forward to.
he drops to one knee, bows his head, and, as the mighty armada follows suit, says a prayer for the safe passage of the only person he has ever served willingly.
“goodbye my dear lioness” ‘stone says softly, as he raises his horn to the heavens. “your lion awaits you, my dear lady, and you have honored me with your wisdom, and friendship, long enough. it has been an honor to serve”
as his words echo throughout the fleet, the wind starts to pick up, and silence falls.
from the high sea lord to the lowliest cabin boy, the finest rum in the known world, in treasured vessels of great capacity, is raised in salute.
‘stone drinks from the vessel the great lady inspired him to make so many years ago, and nods to his lieutenant.
the rattle of the anchor chains, the whisper of the canvas, the slap of the waves breaking on the shore can barely be heard over the whistling of the bitter wind through the rigging.
as the fleet clears the harbor, heading for warmer waters, the sky starts to lighten… the dawn approaches…
Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland
Branch: Barony of Lions Gate
Highest Award: Lion of An Tir
Award of Arms (West) By: William of Hoghton, Donna of Rollingwood Mar 27, 1976 (AS X)
Court Baroness (West) By: William of Hoghton, Donna of Rollingwood Mar 27, 1976 (AS X)
Baroness (Founding) of Lions Gate (West) By: Paul of Bellatrix, Carol of Bellatrix Jun 8, 1976 (AS XI) through Sep 7, 2002 (AS XXXVII)
Grant of Arms (West) By: Kevin Perigrynne, Patrice du Coeur Fidel Oct 2, 1976 (AS XI)
Magistrae Ithra – West (West) Jun 25, 1977 (AS XII)
Queen’s Cypher (West) By: Jennet of Twominds Jul 28, 1977 (AS XII)
Lector Ithra – West (West) Oct 1, 1977 (AS XII)
Laurel (West) By: Gregory of York, Bevin Fraser of Sterling May 13, 1978 (AS XIII)
Pelican (West) **Resigned** By: Steingrim Wulfaresson Stallari, Rhiannon of the Lost Star Jul 21, 1979 (AS XIV)
Queen’s Cypher (West) By: Shannon-Morgan of Astophar Aug 28, 1979 (AS XIV)
Queen’s Grace – West (West) By: Radnor of Guildemar, Shannon-Morgan of Astophar Aug 28, 1979 (AS XIV)
Belated Rose – West (West) Jan 12, 1980 (AS XIV)
Mano d’Oro – West (West) Sep 28, 1980 (AS XV)
Leaf of Merit (West) By: Frederick of Holland, Nicorlynn of Caer Wydyr Jan 17, 1981 (AS XV)
Forget-me-not (An Tir) By: Melissa Kendal of Westmoreland Jul 12, 1986 (AS XXI)
Lion of An Tir (An Tir) By: Darius Corvinus, Jacyntha Elizabeth Argentarius Jun 12, 1994 (AS XXIX)
Lion’s Claw (Lions Gate) By: Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland, Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland Nov 11, 2000 (AS XXXV)
Baroness’s Champion of Service (Lions Gate) May 30, 2003 (AS XXXVIII)
Princess’ Talon of Favour (Tir Righ) By: Thora Golvik Nov 22, 2003 (AS XXXVIII)
Lion’s Pinion (Lions Gate) By: Harold Devin of Waltham, Aurora Argentius May 1, 2004 (AS XXXIX)
Silver Pillar (Tir Righ) By: Kheron Azov, Ksenia Einarsdottir Nov 20, 2004 (AS XXXIX)
Augmentation of Arms (An Tir) By: Skeggi Hrafensfuri, Taisiia of Ma Elring Jun 11, 2005 (AS XL)
Scapula Leonis (Lionsdale) By: N/A Jun 18, 2005 (AS XL)
Jambe de Lion (An Tir) By: Uther Schiemann der Hunt, Angharad Drakenhefd Sep 17, 2005 (AS XL)
(ban-) Tanist(a) #6 of Tir Righ (Tir Righ) By: Ieuan Gower, Gwyneth Gower Sep 17, 2005 (AS XL) through Nov 19, 2005 (AS XL)
Princess #6 of Tir Righ (Tir Righ) By: Ulf Bloodfoot Fallgrson Nov 19, 2005 (AS XL) through May 13, 2006 (AS XLI)
Viscountess (Tir Righ) By: Kheron Azov, Ksenia Einarsdottir May 13, 2006 (AS XLI)
Valorous Estate (Tir Righ) By: Kheron Azov, Ksenia Einarsdottir May 13, 2006 (AS XLI)
Black Tower (Eisenmarche) By: N/A Apr 1, 2008 (AS XLII) ***
Golden Apple (Appledore) By: N/A Apr 1, 2008 (AS XLII) ***
Raven of Tir Righ (Tir Righ) By: Owain ap Einar, Adwen Wrenn May 10, 2008 (AS XLIII)
HL Sylverstone the Traveller
Cavalry Rider, in service to Lioness Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland
Seneschal, Sir Elrond Blacksabre, Viscount Duvall
Seneschal at large / Seneschal for life, County Duvall
Man at arms to Master Baron Julian Farnsworth of Falconmoors
Protege to Companion Aaron of The Black Mountains
Member of the Order of the Iron Chain