Granite Mountain Tradition

Granite Mountain has a long standing tradition of warm friendly hospitality and feeding everyone. It has been said, if you leave a feast in Granite Mountain still feeling hungry, it’s your own fault. Our talented cooks have served many delicious delicacies but by far the most sot after delight is our “Shire Bread”. This freshly baked bread, stuffed with an amazing mixture of secret ingredients has been served in Granite Mountain for a very long time. Those who wish to possess the secret recipe must first become a feast steward for a baronial event which the bread will be served.

Our Lineage

The Barony of Granite Mountain is the youngest Barony in the Kingdom of Atenveldt. The Barony became the 7th in the Kingdom and is known as “The Seventh Wonder of Atenveldt”. Granite Mountain was elevated into Baronial status at Northern War Practice on January 22nd of 2011 by Their Royal Majesties, Duke Phelan and Duchess Amirah. The Founding Baron and Baroness who were invested that day were HE Sir Brian the Pious and HE Natal’ia Diekova Vdova Rabynovicha. Their Excellencies, Brian and Natal’ia reigned over these lands for three years.
HE Jacob the Dainty and HE Elizabetta de Wallachia, the second Baron and Baroness of Granite Mountain, sat the Granite Thrones from January 2014 to March of 2014. Their Majesties, Duke Morgan and Duchess Livia appointed HE Lutold von Sonnenthal and HE Elsbeth von Sonnenthal to watch over Granite Mountain as Vicar and Vicaress for six months, until new nobility could be invested.
HE Lutold von Sonnenthal and HE Elsbeth von Sonnenthal were invested as the third Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Granite Mountain. They would watch over the Seventh Wonder of Atenveldt for the next three years, from September 2014 to September 2017.
HE Asrikr Thoreston and HE Jacomina Rizzardi were invested as the fourth coronet, to serve as Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Granite Mountain. Their tenure ran from September 2017 to April 2019.
HE Conor de Carlton and HE Caroline Marie de Fontenailles were appointed to watch over Granite Mountain as Vicar and Vicaress by Their Magesties, Duke Morgan and Duchess Elizabeth in September 2019. The served frpm April 2019 until the next Baron and Baroness were invested.
HE Count Sir Brian Winterbourne, the Pious, founding Baron of Granite Mountain and HE Countess Lia Winterbourne, le Citolur were invested as the fourth Baron and Baroness in September 2020,  a few short months before the 10th anniversary of Granite Mountain.

 

Baronial Arms & Motto

The Baronial Arms are blazoned, Per fess indented vert and sable, in chief a laurel wreath Or, a bordure erminois. Upon becoming a Barony the arms became commonly displayed in a lozenge.

The lozenge shape is also echoed in the design of the Baronial Coronets. Often seen as a supporter for our Baronial Arms is the Ermine (animal). Much like the Ermine that is used as the border of the Baronial arms, the Ermine is the symbol that surrounds, supports, and protects Granite Mountain. Ermines or (stoats) are a member of the weasel family and are ferocious hunters. Their fur is of a pure winter white with a distinctive black tip on their tail. In heraldic tincture, the spots represent the dark tips of the ermines’ tails, and are usually elaborated into short vertical lines with small curved projections often with 3 smaller dots above. The Ermine along with the Ermine spots are unique to our Barony in the Kingdom and is commonly used for baronial regalia, baronial awards, etc. Our Barony motto is “Quam Nos Volvamos”, which is Latin for “That’s How We Roll”. The motto was first coined after our first Champions of the Pines event on May 18th of 2008, held by the Shire of Granite Mountain.