|Alfonso de Castille (Music): On January 6, 1968, the
newly-crowned monarchs of the West, William the Silent and Sheryl of
Thespis (Countess Amina Sherana de Talavera), founded the Order of the
Laurel and admitted Beverly Hodghead and Alfonso de Castille as the
first two members. Among his many accomplishments, Master Alfonso
served as Minister of Arts & Sciences for the Barony of Ered Sul in
Piers Howells de Cambria (Weaving/Fiber Arts): Piers Howells de Cambria received his Award of Arms in 1973 and was admitted to the Order of the Leaf of Merit (West) on January 12, 1974. He and his lady wife Ximena Aubel de Cambria served as Baron and Baroness of the Angels from May 1974 to April 1977, at which time he was made a Court Baron. He was elevated to the Order of the Laurel in August 1975 for his skill in weaving and fiber arts.
Randall of Hightower (Research/Poetry): Randall of Hightower was admitted to the Order of the Laurel in the West on January 8, 1971, at the West Kingdom's 12th Night & Coronation by King Jean and Queen Ellen. Master Randall served for many years in the Society College of Heralds. He passed away on December 31, 1987.
Grim Finch (Poetry): Lord Grim received a Harp Argent for Poetry on February 14, 1996 and was elevated to the Order of the Laurel for Poetry and Leatherwork on June 12, 1999 by al-Tomuki and Luciana, King and Queen of Caid. He passed away on May 12, 2000.
Raoul the Urbane (Musical Composition and Performance): Master Raoul was elevated to the order of the Laurel on Oct 6, 1979 by Radnor & Shannon-Morgan, King and Queen of the West. He passed away on Sat., December 30, 2006.
Huette Aliza von und zu Ahrens und Mechthildberg (Cooking, costuming, dancing): Mistress Huette was elevated to the Order of the Laurel on May 30, 1981 by Armand and Diana, King and Queen of Caid. She passed away after a short, yet very valiant battle with cancer on September 28, 2011.
Fujioka Tora - formerly Luighseach nic Lochlainn (Book Arts, Calligraphy and Illumination): Baroness Fujioka was elevated to the Order of the Laurel on January 8, 2000 by Edric and Battista, King and Queen of Caid. She passed away peacefully before morning on December 30, 2012.
Elinor Windemere of the Moors - (Art Research and Costuming). Elevated to the Order of the Laurel on May 30. 1981. Moved to Meridies before her passing. She passed away on August 17, 2009. (To her Caid wiki page.)
Hroar svišandi - (Pottery and ceramics). Elevated to the Order of the Laurel on June 29, 1996 by Edmund and Kateryn (Middle Kingdom). He passed away on September 9, 2014.
Edwinna of Hawk's Bluff - (Weaving and Spinning). Elevated to the Order of the Laurel on August 27, 1989 by Christian and Susan, King and Queen of the West. She was the original creator and maintainer of the Laurel website you see now. She passed away on March 30, 2016. (To her Caid wiki page.)
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