[ANSTHRLD] Fwd: [Steppes] History of the Order of the Tread of the Steppes -- and its final member

Luciana Caterina di Boniface dolce.luce at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 10:43:58 PDT 2006

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From: Jay Rudin <rudin at ev1.net>
Date: Sep 5, 2006 10:07 PM
Subject: [Steppes] History of the Order of the Tread of the Steppes -- and
its final member
To: steppes at ansteorra.org

Before there was a kingdom of Ansteorra, ...
Before there was a principality of Ansteorra, ...
Before there was a region of Ansteorra, ...
Before there was a barony of the Steppes, ...

There was the March of the Steppes.  It was the first shire in what would
someday become Ansteorra.  And uniquely for a shire, it had an actual
armigerous shire Order -- the Tread of the Steppes.  (And it will stay
unique.  It is now illegal for an SCA shire to have an official Order.)

It was opened in 1973 by the Crown of Atenveldt.
It was closed in 1975 by Baron Aulus Allemanius Draconis when we became a
It was re-opened in 1982 by Baroness Aureliane Rioghail as a baronial Order
for those who had served since the days of the shire.
It was closed in 1988 by Baron Robin of Gilwell and Baroness Adelicia

It is an extremely rare award, for very few people qualify for it.

Most of the above I learned as ancient Steppes history, for I never saw the
March, or the first few years of the barony.

There is only one active person left in the Barony of the Steppes who
remembers that time -- Lady Isobel des Tourelles de Seine.  She alone has
lived here throughout the history of the Barony.

Tonight at baronial business meeting, Baron Mahdi and Baroness Valeria, with
the permission of King Aaron and Queen Britta, re-opened the Tread of the
Steppes to make Lady Isobel the final Companion of the Tread of the Steppes.

She has been given an honor that very few have earned, and that none other
can ever receive.
    Richard of Mont Royal
    La Ranna
    John of the Rudder
    Allemanius Draconis
    Aureliane Rioghail
    Lloyd von Eaker
    Leo Exiter the Wanderer
    Anne-Louise of Blue Castle
    Willow de Wisp
and now ... Isobel des Tourelles de Seine

Vivat Isobel!

Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin

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