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Her Majesty Ysabella reports that Duke Ragnarr Blackhammer, inspired by Baroness Lynette Semere, was the winner of the May 4, 2013 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
Unto the East Kingdom does Osgkar of the wood send greetings,
Here is the exact wording from society
D. Fiberglass Spears
We will continue to be able to use the mod in kingdom but they need to be marked with green and red denoting an experimental weapon.
In service to the greatest Kingdom in the know world I remain
Choose well whom you teach to war …
Filed under: Heavy List, Official Notices
The East Kingdom has put the call out for a new Kingdom Seneschal. At the East Kingdom Gazette, an editor and prior Kingdom Seneschale published her thoughts on what possible applicants should consider.
Recently, the call went out that the position of East Kingdom Seneschal will be open at the end of 2013. http://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/positions.html. The deadline to respond is July 18, 2013.
The first thing to consider is why you would want to do this. The position of Kingdom Seneschal is not for glory. Your voice, your opinion, is the law within the Kingdom. When the crisis hits, when you think all is calm, and something comes up, it is up to you to deal with it. You are the leader of the team. At all times, you must rely on others, and remember that they are volunteers also.
You are responsible for advising the royalty on laws and policies. This means that you need to have an extensive knowledge of Kingdom and Society governing documents. You will need to remember that the royalty have stress of their own, and their jobs are as hard, if not harder than yours. Advising them means that you will need to properly instruct them on whether or not they can take desired actions, and, you will need to be able to tell them when they can’t, and why. Your job is to make sure that they are protected, and that their reign goes as smoothly as possible.
An important consideration is what the position can do to your relationships. How does your spouse, significant other, and/or children feel about you taking on this type of responsibility? Will they be able to handle the change in your time and attention being shifted to the demands of the Kingdom? This is a very important thought to consider very carefully.
Why did I do it? I did it to challenge myself, no other reason. I had seen the inner workings of what the job entailed; it had been in my house for two prior terms. I had no excuse of ignorance. For me, I wanted to help, and take on one of the hardest jobs in the Kingdom. And, let me tell you, it did challenge me!
Be warned, this position will change you. You will see things that you didn’t think possible. There will be surprises along the way. Be it an unexpected blow-up in a group that you didn’t see coming, to something that you wish with all your might never happened, you will need to deal with it. You will be placed in positions where you have to make a decision that leaves no one happy in the end. There are times that you will wonder if you have any idea what you are doing, and other times when you wonder why in the world you ever took it on.
However, with all the pressure, and difficult situations, there was a bright side that I would never trade in. I got to meet wonderful people. The position can take away the wonder of this hobby at times, but I got to see a different bright spot: the hard work that really great people do within this Kingdom and Society to make it work.
To borrow lyrics, because of having been Kingdom Seneschal, I don’t know if I’ve been changed for the better, but I have been changed for good.
Mistress Hedewigis Ockenfüssin, the current East Kingdom Seneschal, has encouraged anyone considering this position to contact her with any questions. If you are interested in the position, I would encourage you to speak with her. I am also available, and would encourage you to also speak to other past Kingdom Seneschals as well.
Mistress Katherine Barr
Click here to email questions/comments to Katherine Barr.
Filed under: Interviews
Work on the heating system of St Hilda’s Church, on Hartlepool’s Headland in England, has unearthed an Anglo Saxon grave, leading experts to believe that the church was constructed over site of St Hilda’s Anglo-Saxon monastery. Dr Steve Sherlock, of Tees Archaeology, said: “It’s an exciting thing."
THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie reports that Timothy of Arindale was the winner of the May 4, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Duke Timothy was inspired in his endeavor by Duchess Gabrielle van Nijenrode.
Yesungge reports that Damien MacGavin was the winner of the Spring 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Issabell St. Charles.
On June 1-2, 2013, Cantare, Inc. will present Collegium Cantorum under the direction of Timothy Kendall in a program entitled Chance Encounter, 1506, Part II of the occasional series "The Fayrfax Concerts" presenting Renaissance choral masterworks by Pierre de La Rue (c. 1542-1518) and Robert Fayrfax (1464-1521) at two sites in the Washington D.C. area.
Members of the Barony of Al-Barran were recently commended for their help with the Albuquerque Renaissance Faire by Sandy Wylie, Events Assistant for the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
A new study, presented to the Royal Society A, by Rob Lee, Philip Jonathan and Pauline Ziman describes the Pictish inscriptions found on stones in Scotland as a language apart from Celtic Ogham. The characters on the stones are considered to "part of a lexigraphic writing, containing symbols that represent parts of speech.