Scrolls Made

Rosamund de Alewarten – Silver Wheel

This assignment was a delightful last-minute assist right before Pennsic. Ellesbeth had reached out looking for an assist. The scroll blank made it to me while we were prepping and packing, so I couldn’t get started until after we’d gotten set up at Pennsic. So once we were established, I set up a scribal desk and set to work. If I recall, it took me about a day with frequent breaks.

The setup I had, was sitting on the edge of the bed, with the portable desk on top of an aluminum camp table. It worked, but I don’t recommend it. The big challenge was keeping the wiggle to a minimum. The diffused sunlight through the canvas was quite lovely to work by.


Victory! The children of the East have won, they have chased the runner holding the Royal toy box aloft and captured them. Now to these victors, the spoils! They dig through the box and hold their prize aloft, a doll, beautiful in its simplicity. These dolls are treasured and even collected, each an individual work of art.
Over the years, Rosamund de Alewarten has created hundreds of these for our youth both within and outside of our Kingdom. Stitch after stitch, the dolls are created and clothed. Each unique and ready to be loved by a child.
We, Ryouko’jin, Demon King of the East and Indrakshi, His beloved Rani, have seen this joy with Their own eyes and would recognize her generosity and service and name her a Companion of the Order of the Silver Wheel.
By Our hand at the 49th Pennsic War in the Year of the Blue Tyger, A.S. 57

Words by Ellesbeth Donofrey

Considering the working conditions, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, especially with the Cadel V and O, that I came up with on the fly. Necessary because while I brought everything else I needed, I did not bring paints for the capitals at the beginning of the paragraphs. (oops)