Letter of Intent
Unto their Excellencies and the Good Gentles of the Barony of Dragon's Laire do I, the Honorable Lady Donwenna Beast Healer of Hawksheye, send greetings this 19th day of July, AS XXXVIII.
The news has been cried aloud throughout An Tir that your Barony will hold Sargentry Trials on October 10-12 . Although I hail from the Shire of Midhaven, I would beg leave of your Excellencies that I may come before you for the glory and honor of horse and rider to enter the Trials as a Lancer Candidate. I offer unto you my lineage, showing myself gently born and therefore granted a right to enter this Challenge . I was born in 1076 to a Noble Norman warrior and his Ladywife, a Welsh daughter of a Marcher Lord; our family raises and trains warhorses.
As proof that others have found me worthy and chivalrous, I would let you know that THL Agelos Evienece, the Equestrian Champion of Dragon's Laire, has granted unto me the privilege of bearing his token upon Fields of Combat. Furthermore, I have the privilege of serving as the Captain of the Lance of St. Anne, the most esteemed and Noble Riders of the Known World and l ride bearing the Badge of the Company of St. Anne:Sable, muletty argent, an armored horse's head couped contourney a bordure Or. And displaying the Company of St. Anne motto: Cum honore equitate, vincete omnibus gloriam (We ride with Honor, we win Glory for All)
Know me also by my accomplishments: Lady of the Society, Companion of the Order of the Dolphin , Holder of the Tower of Dreiburgen , Holder of the Illuminated Tower of Dreiburgen for Equestrian Arts, Companion of the Order of the Harp Argent, and Companion of the Goutte de Sang.
Know me by my service! It was my honor in Caid to serve with my destrier, Venus, on the Queen's Horse Guard for Their Royal Majesties : Alisandra, Larissa, Deshive, Ceinwen,Darla,and Trista. By Right of Arms I won Her Majesty Darla, Queens's Equestrian Championship. And it was my honor to provide further service to all of the SCA as the Third SCA -wide Equestrian Officer who created the SCA-wide Equestrian Marshallate badge. I serve now as an Equestrian Marshal of An Tir.
I bear in my own right the arms awarded unto me by Their Royal Caidan Majesties Avery and Larissa: Sable muletty argent, a palomino horse contourney courant proper, in chief a tilting lance fesswise reversed Argent.
It is my hope to drink deep of the cup of honor that the noble Barony of Dragon's Laire carries always before it. I await your pleasure, most Noble Excellencies, and hope that you find me a worthy Lancer Candidate.
Done by my Hand this day 19 July of the Common Era 2003
THL Donwenna La Mareschale