Reign of Prince Bran I and Princess Cairistiona I

Sir Bran of Lochiel was victorious in the May Coronet tournament in AS29 (1994), held in the Shire of Dismal Fogs, defeating Sir Torold of Hawkhurst in the finals. He fought for his consort Lady Cairistiona nic Bheathain.This May Coronet tournament was held the day following the coronation of Prince Cornelius von Beck and Princess Morwynna Branwynt.

They were the 19th reigning Prince and Princess of the Principality of Lochac, and Their reign was styled on the 11th century.

Prince Bran I and Princess Cairistiona I, 19th Prince and Princess of Lochac in the Principality of Lochac. Photo supplied by Viscountess Cairistiona.

Prince Bran I and Princess Cairistiona I, 19th Prince and Princess of Lochac in the Principality of Lochac.
Photo supplied by Viscountess Cairistiona.

Princess Cairistiona’s most memorable moments

Before the Reign started, as Lady of Lochac, Cairistiona’s favourite event was Purgatorio. Purgatorio is West Kingdom Coronation – this particular event was held in Goulburn, New South Wales. Many of the prominent members of the Principality of Lochac were made peers at said event. This event also hosted Lochac’s first all peers meeting.

Another memorable moment for Princess Cairistiona was the knighting Sir Ragnar Magnússon.

Royal Household

Ladies in waiting included Lady Helen James of Aescléah, Lady Tangwstyl Goch of Llanfaes and Portia Vincenzo (who was made a Lady during the reign).

The Prince’s Mead Guard included Lord Tancred Enrico di Castrogiovanni.

Significant happenings

Princess Cairistiona was the third Princess to have a Mouse Guard and the last Princess for which the Mouse Guard was a Guard rather than an award. The Princess had six Mouse Guard members, including Harry Lankin, and Michael Strongarm.

The Mouse Guard favours that Princess Cairistiona’s Mouse Guard carried were on green or white cloth with cross stitched cats on them.

One of the most significant things that happened during Their reign was the theft of some of the Royal Regalia. This included the cloaks royal cloaks, Princesses Guard Baldrics and some of the Mead Guard Baldrics.

Prince Bran and Princess Cairistiona were the last Prince and Princess to wear the cloaks from regalia for Their coronation.

Heirs

September Coronet was held in AS29 (1994) in the Barony of Innilgard. Sir Alfar of Attica was victorious, fighting for Lady Isabeau d’Aquilla.

Prince Bran I and Princess Cairistiona I stepped down in Aneala at Twelfth Night (14 January 1995).