The History of the Barony of the Middle Marches
Added 19 Jan 2009
Much is owed to many in the writing of this history.
The project has slowly grown like an informational snowball since I volunteered, so it looks like there may have to be a second edition. I have pored over "The Complete Tales of the Midrealm Kings" compiled and edited by Duke Finnvarr de Taahe and Collected Brief History of the Middle Kingdom Volumes I & II: Cariadoc Through Nathan Second Edition" by Orlando Ambrosius. I have made a great many highlights in my copy of "A Midrealm Book of Lists Fourth Edition" compiled by Baron Damin de Folo. I had an enjoyable time interviewing Duke Andrew of Seldom Rest and having access to his personal files.
I have spoken often with Duchess Anne de Fountain on the early times of the Barony. I spent a very enjoyable evening interviewing Baron Galen de Renyard and his lovely and gracious Baroness, Eleanor of Alnwick, as they recalled their administration of the Middle Marches.
Baron Sir Thomas ap Llewellyn and Baroness Mistress Margaret von dem Schwartzwald also have my thanks for their help.
My thanks go out to all the impromptu interviews in person and by phone and to all those who responded to my emails. As I write, there are a few folk who haven't responded, but they may be out of the country or simply too busy. Occupational hazard, I guess. My thanks go out - and in no particular order - to those who have aided me in this endeavor:
- Lord Mikal Isernfocar known as Ironhawk
- Duke Talymar
- all of the past editors of "The Vigil"
- the present editor of "The Vigil" and Baronial Chronicler, Lord Joseph Grunwald of York, for answering questions and lending me all the old copies of "The Vigil" in his files
- all the previous Baronial and Regional heralds for the files and the information they contain
- Duke Comar and Duchess Lisa
- Master Fulk von Pfaffenhausen
- a lady in Mugmort whose name I didn't catch
- Lady Rhiannon Ottersdale, who is the Kingdom Historian
- Duchess Garlanda
- Duke Finnvarr again because he wished me luck and gave good advice
- Lady Fiadnata o'Gleann Alainn
- Sir Foscadh
- Sir Thorvald inn Grimmi
- Master Brusten de Bearsul
- Lady Saradwen Ariandalen
- Master Todric han Raullsohn Koenig
- Lady Deirdre ni Coinin
- Lady Iseut la Gaunt-Roussie, called Midori
- my daughter, Avis the Gregarious, because she was good when I really, really needed her to be
- Lady Adelais de Saviniaco
- Lady Catriona Macrae
- Lady Adriana de la Telarana
- Lady Diane of Dunston
- Lord Patraic O'Dochartiagh
- any gentles I may have forgotten and so apologize
- and last - the the place of the greatest honor, my thanks are sent to Count Jehan de la Marche for his posts, diary, conversations, newsletter, and encouragement. Without him, the Barony of the Middle Marches would never have come to life.
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