The Lochac Saga (Poem)

Master Giles Leabrook periodically updates a poem he wrote that lists all of Lochac’s Kings and Queens, which gives insight into the Reigns and temperaments of Lochac’s Royalty.

It begins as a saga involving Odin having a prophecy of the Crowns of Lochac. It goes through all Viceroys and Vicerines, Princes and Princesses, and Kings and Queens of the Kingdom.

For the Coronation of each Crown of Lochac, the Lochac Printers and Bookbinders Guild presents the King and the Queen each with Their own book printed and leather bound book (see Largess for the Crown). The poem (or parts thereof) is included in each of these books.

Master Giles performed a reading for the Kings and Queens section of the poem at The Boar’s Head Theatre at Rowany Festival AS50, at which he revealed the newest line of the poem relating to King Gilbert and Queen Bethony.

The poem, as at 30 March 2016, reads as follows:

Alfar, the first of our Kings, raven feeder, and Elspeth first Queen, canny with games,

Cornelius, who took possession of the lands ceded by Caid, won not by war but by counsel, and Morwynna, who was powerful and wise in that counsel,

Alaric, whose groaning tables fill his well famed hall, and Nerissa, scribe-champion,

Aedward, the just, and Yolande, whose whispers are as men’s shouts,

Draco, staunch-hearted, and Serena from the northern haven,

Stephen, who hears the Huntsman’s Horn, and Mathilde, for whom the Muses play,

Cornelius, first Duke, and Morwynna, first Duchess,

Aedward the second, who watches his words, and Yolande, who led the children against the knights,

Draco the second, whose sword is truth, and Asa, patron of skalds,

Alfar the second, who unites the Kingdom through War, and Gudrun the second, who unites the Kingdom through Peace,

Hugh, full of majesty, and Terasa, who speaks gently and strikes hard,

Berenger, the powerful, and Bethan, key-holder,

Siridean, who came from afar with might, and Siban, who came just as far with grace,

Theuderic, Jotunn, and Engelin, who made a turnip into a silk purse,

Gabriel, who holds himself to account, and Constanzia, who seeks the best,

Bran, the wild boar of the North, and Lilya, the phoenix of the East,

Edmund, son of a Queen, Leonore, mother of a King,

Gabriel II, who challenges you as you are, and Constanzia, who challenges you as you may be,

Cornelius the Third, who ruled with Experience, and Elizabeth, who ruled with Enthusiasm,

Siridean the second, majestic, and Margie, sublime,

Henri I, dashing in action, and Beatrice I, delightful in ruling,

Felix I, who showed his worth, and Eva I, who proved it no less,

Niáll I, who returned, and Liadan I, who stayed,

Alfar III, immediate, and Angharat I, immaculate,

Niáll II who stood up for the land, and Liadan II who shouldered the sudden burden,

Kinggiyadai I who stands on the neck of the world, and Altani I who gives the world mercy,

Steffan, relentless, and Branwen, who the Crown magnified with joy.

Gilbert, who stands tall in war, and Bethony, who stands tall in council.

The poem in its entirety (to 3 July 2004) was illuminated in a book by Mistress Katherine Alica of Sarum for the investiture of Draco I and Serena I.

Embroidered cover of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Embroidered cover of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 1 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 1 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 2 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 2 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 3 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 3 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 4 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 4 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 5 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 5 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 6 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 6 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 7 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 7 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 8 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 8 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 9 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 9 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 10 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 10 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 11 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 11 of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 12 (final page) of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.

Page 12 (final page) of The Lochac Saga, written by His Excellency Giles Leabrook and illuminated by Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum.