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Kings and Queens Bardic Championship Finalists

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2018-02-10 15:47

The following entrants are the finalists of Kings and Queens Bardic Championships.

Drake Oranwood

Geoffrey of Exeter

Juliana Bird

Phelippe le Vigneron

Kings and Queens Bardic Championship – Second Round

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2018-02-10 13:59

The following entrants have moved on to the second round of Kings and Queens Bardic Championships.

Cecelie Vogelgesangkin
David Anthony
Deonna von Aachen
Drake Oranwood

Geoffrey of Exeter
Juliana Bird
Lilie Dubh inghean ui

Phelippe leo Vigneron
Robert Tytes
Solveig Bjarnardottir

Ice Dragon 2018 – announcement

AEthelmearc Gazette - Fri, 2018-02-09 15:15

Greetings from the Rhydderich Hael. With the passing of His Lordship Wolfgang Starcke the Barony has suffered a great loss, not only of a good friend, but also of the long standing autocrat of Ice Dragon. To that end, at this time I am officially assuming the role of autocrat for Ice Dragon 2018. Lady Genevieve O’Connor has willing agreed to act as my deputy autocrat. There is a lot of work to be done in a very short time but we have a strong Barony and good people, and I am confident in our success.

Over the next few days I will be reaching out to my staff and getting up to speed on where we are in the planning process. I also encourage staff to reach out to me day or night. I will be looking to fill several staff positions that I believe are still vacant and will provide more information on that soon. I have already received multiple offers of help, and I thank each and every person for their offer of service.

Several people have asked about reservations. For event and salon reservations, please continue to send reservations to Her Ladyship Katerine Starcke. She has willingly agreed to continue in this role. If you already sent in a reservation and have concerns about it, please contact Her Ladyship or myself with your questions. Please send merchant reservations and questions to Lord Rhys Penbras ap Dafydd , and Pent questions to Mistress Cori. All contact information is available on the event website site (link provided below).

Ice Dragon 2018 website

Facebook event page

I will continue to provide updates as we move forward. If people have any questions or concerns please contact me.

E-mail: midlandlrp@hotmail.com or magnusofnarnia@gmail.com

Facebook: Lance Magnus Kazmark

Phone/text: 716-475-0966 (texts will get a faster response)

Thank you all for your understand and patience, and see everyone at Ice Dragon!

Magnus de Lyons

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EASTERN RESULTS FROM THE DECEMBER 2017 LoAR

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2018-02-07 09:10

EASTERN RESULTS FROM THE DECEMBER 2017 LoAR

The Society College of Arms runs on monthly cycles and letters. Each month, the College processes name and armory submissions from all of the Kingdoms. Final decisions on submissions are made at the monthly meetings of the Pelican Queen of Arms (names) and the Wreath Queen of Arms (armory). Pelican and Wreath then write up their decisions in a Letter of Acceptances and Return (LoAR). After review and proofreading, LoARs generally are released two months after the meeting where the decisions are made.

An “acceptance” indicates that the item(s) listed are now registered with the Society. A “return” indicates that the item is returned to the submitter for additional work. Most items are registered without comments. Sometimes, the LoAR will address specific issues about the name or armory or will praise the submitter/herald on putting together a very nice historically accurate item.

The following results are from the December 2017 Wreath and Pelican meetings.  

EAST acceptances

Æsa Ormstunga. Name and device. Purpure, a chevron rompu inverted and in chief a serpent in annulo vorant of its own tail argent.

Submitted as Aesa Ormstunga, the submitted spelling of the given name was not supported by the documentation. We have changed the given name to the attested spelling Æsa for registration.

Aiden Underhill. Device. Argent, a trimount couped within an orle of two vines entwined vert.

Birna Ottarsdottir. Name.

Nice 9th-10th century Icelandic name!

Chana Freidl the Maker. Name.

The Letter of Intent argued that the Maker is a lingua Anglica form of the period German byname der Macher. The byname der Macher is supported by the attested German byname (in the genitive form) dicti Macher; for occupational bynames, der X was used interchangeably with dictus X in German.

Eleanor Falleinthewelle. Name and device. Or, in pale a nightingale perched atop a rose proper within a bordure embattled purpure.

Nice 14th century English name!

Finnguala ingen Néill meic Chuircc. Badge. (Fieldless) On a swan naiant argent three lozenges in fess vert.

Marrin ny Rowrke. Name and device. Argent chaussé azure, a wolf sejant sable and in chief a compass star between an increscent and a decrescent gules.

Nice Anglicized Irish name for circa 1600!

There is a step from period practice for use of a compass star.

Medb ingen Chinn Fáelad. Name.

Orlando di Sforza. Badge. (Fieldless) On a cross crosslet fitchy Or a cross couped fitchy sable.

Artist’s note: Please draw the fitched points of the crosses correctly as smoothly tapering spikes, in keeping with period practice.

Pypa Ravenild. Name.

Nice 13th century English name!

Thomas von Dresden. Name.

Nice late 15th century German name!

Ziacomo Foscari. Name.

The submitter requested authenticity for “15th Century Venice.” This request was not summarized on the Letter of Intent. Fortunately, we had sufficient information to determine authenticity without having to pend the name. This name does not meet the submitter’s request because we were unable to find evidence of Ziacomo until 1647, just before the cut off for acceptable documentation. However, this name is registerable.

 

Court Report: Debatable Lands Twelfth Night

AEthelmearc Gazette - Mon, 2018-02-05 16:49

The Court Report of their Sylvan Majesties Gareth and Juliana on the celebration of Twelfth Night in their Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands on the 13th day of January, A.S. LII. Their Majesties sat in court with their Heirs Sven and Siobhan and Their Excellencies Brandubh and Hildarun of the Debatable Lands. Maighstir Uilliam MacantSaoir, Sycamore Herald reporting, assisted by Lord Ronan O’Connal, Lord Takamatsu Gentorou Yoshitaka, Master Kieran MacRae – Comet Pursuivant, and Mistress Ekaterina Volkova – Ice Dragon Pursuivant.

Baroness Graidhne is sent to vigil.

Their Majesties opened court in the morning, calling Baroness Graidhne ni Ruaidh. Their Majesties asked Baroness Graidhne if it was her wish to continue consideration of the Most Noble Order of the Laurel, Baroness Graidhne affirmed her wishes. The Order of the Laurel was called forth and given charge to take Baroness Graidhne to her vigil. Their Majesties court was suspended.

Their Majesties continued their court in the evening, giving leave to Their Excellencies Brandubh and Hildarun to continue their court.

Their Majesties continued their court by thanking everyone for attending and thanking the staff of the event for putting together such a great day.

Their Majesties asked for the presence of Lady Alethea Cowle and Lord Ulf Halfdansson to come forward for a task. Their Majesties then called for all children present to come forward. Their Majesties sent Alethea and Ulf off to hide the toybox and then sent the children to find them.

The children wait for the countdown to hunt for the toy chest.

Their Majesties asked all newcomers present to come forward, one lone gentle came forward and was given a drinking vessel by Their Majesties so that he could have something to drink from when he returns for his next event.

Their Majesties then summoned His Lordship Finn Marland O’Shannon, His Lordship Finn has been on a quest to seek his worthiness to return to wearing his livery as a member of the Chivalry. He came forward to swear is fealty to the crown and to ask that the Ladies of the Rose set him with  a quest to determine his worthiness.

THLord Finn swears fealty.

Their Majesties had the following read into the Court Record: Their Majesties have been informed by the Society Seneschal that the request of the Canton of Steltonwald to make the lateral change to the status of Shire had been approved.

Their Majesties called for the autocrats of the event, Her Ladyship Muirgheal inghen Dubhghaill and Lady Kathryn Täntzel. Their Majesties gave leave for the autocrats to address the populace and thank them for coming, and thank the staff of the event for their assistance.

THLady Muirgheal thanks the populace for attending the event.

Master Urho Waltterinen was called forward by Their Majesties. Master Urho ran the cookie competition for the day. Master Urho then read the list of cookie champions for Their Majesties, Their Highnesses, Their Excellencies, The King and Queen of Misrule and the populace.

Their Majesties again asked for the presence of Lady Alethea Cowle. Lady Alethea asked for permission to address the populace, she then thanked everyone who donated to Paladin’s Pantry. The food will be donated to a local food pantry for food insecure individuals and families.

Lady Alethea thanks the populace for their donations to Paladin’s Pantry.

Their Majesties requested the presence of Jasmine of Clan Tarn (Tuchux). Their Majesties spoke of how Jasmine had become indispensable to the youth fighters of the Barony-Marche and of the Kingdom. So they saw fit to award her Arms and make her a Lady of the Court. Scroll by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

Jasmine of Tarn Clan receives an AoA.

Their Majesties then summoned Nichola Beese, Their Majesties commented on her beautiful costuming work, her work in the fiber and scribal arts, her performance with the Debatable Choir, and her work in kitchens as a herald, and as a royal retainer. Their Majesties are pleased by this and do award her Arms and make her a Lady of the Court. Scroll illuminated by THL Luceta DiCosimo calligraphed by Mistress Hrefna in heppna Thorgrimsdottir.

Nichola Beese receives an AoA.

Their Majesties requested the presence of Sean of Hahvabier. Their Majesties recognize his work as an unofficial chatelaine, welcoming newcomers into the society, courtesy, hospitality and largesse for his donation of his brewing to the Kingdom party at Pennsic. For these works, Their Majesties saw fit to award Sean Arms and make him a Lord of the
Court. Scroll by Countess Anna Leigh.

Sean of Hahvabier receives an AoA.

Their Majesties called for Lady Elizabeth von Stahlgeist. Their Majesties noted that they have seen good work from Lady Elizabeth as a caretaker of children, heavy marshal, assisting the MOL staff and teacher, all of this work has occurred since Lady Elizabeth was very young. With her hard work in mind, Their Majesties saw fit to name her to the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lady Ashling Na Ngleannta’n.

Lady Elizabeth receives a Keystone.

Lord Robert MacEwan of Thornhill and his mother, Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope, were summoned by Their Majesties. Their Majesties have watched the good work of Robert, assisting with the children’s toy box, as a retainer, guard and his work at helping set up and tear down events. For these reasons, Their Majesties added Lord Robert to the Order of the Keystone. Mistress Arianna was called forth to give Robert a Keystone
medallion worn by his father, Master Johan von Traubenberg. Scroll by Lady Nichola Beese.

Lord Robert receives a Keystone.

Their Majesties asked for the presence of Lady Ceindrich verch Elidir and Lady Elizabeth Parker. Their Majesties remarked on the service that Lady Ceindrich does on the youth field as a marshal, her work as a scribe and her work as a Chirurgeon. Their Majesties commented on Lady Elizabeth’s work at Disability Point at Pennsic, and her work in the Chatelaine’s office in the Barony-Marche. For these reasons, Their Majesties chose to induct them both into their Order of the Keystone. Maighstir Liam passed on his Keystone medallion to Lady Elizabeth, his protégé. Scroll Illuminated for Lady Ceindrich by Marcia Melia of Sable Maul, calligraphy by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix. Scroll for Lady Elizabeth by Lady Rachel Delicieux.

Lady Ceindrech and Lady Elizabeth receive Keystones.

Their Majesties wished the presence of the Debatable Choir. Their Majesties are quite impressed with the service that the Debatable Choir does for the Kingdom of Æthelmearc through song. Their Majesties felt it right to induct the Debatable Choir into the Order of the Keystone. Illumination by Baron Caleb Reynolds, calligraphy by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix.

The Debatable Choir is inducted into the Keystone.

Their Majesties called for Lady Aranwen verch Rhys ap Gwalter. Their Majesties have heard many tales of the work that Lady Aranwen makes largesse for the royalty to give away. They have also heard that Lady Aranwen is very courteous and welcoming to everyone that she meets. With the good words they have received, Their Majesties added her to the Order of the Cornelian. Scroll illuminated by Lady Rivka bat Daniel, Calligraphy by THL Shirin of Susa.

Lady Aranwen receives a Cornelian.

Their Majesties requested their guards be ready as the demanded the presence of Master Creador Twynedragon. The guard escorted Creador in front of the thrones. Their Majesties commented that Master Creador was very sneaky. He sneaks into kitchens of new cooks and long-time cooks to see if they need help and reassures them on what a good job they are doing. For these reasons, Their Majesties inducted Master Creador into the Order of the Cornelian. Scroll illuminated by Edana the Red, calligraphed by Lady Nichola Beese.

Master Creador, surrounded by guards, receives a Cornelian.

Their Majesties asked for the presence of Lord Markus Skalpr Grimmson. Their Majesties had great words about how Lord Markus defends the Kingdom on the fencing field and his strong fencing in tournaments. Lord Markus also takes time to teach new fencers and work as a fencing marshal. Their Majesties then called for Their Noble Order of the White Scarf. Lord Markus was presented with his White Scarf and inducted into the Order. Scroll illuminated by THL Pippi and calligraphed by Mistress Isabelle de Boyce.

Lord Markus is inducted into the White Scarf.

Their Majesties then called for Lady Edana the Red. Their Majesties spoke of Lady Edana’s illumination. Their Majesties were also impressed with her pewter casting work. Their Majesties stated that there was another group who were impressed by her work. Their Majesties then called for Their Noble Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc and inducted Edana the Red into the order. Scroll illuminated by Lady Abigail Kellogg, calligraphed by Lady Ashling Na Ngleannta’n.

Lady Edana receives a Fleur.

Their Majesties asked for the Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc to remain and then called for Lady Shirin of Susa. Their Majesties spoke of the beautiful works of art that Lady Shirin produces to be given to the many worthy people in the Sylvan Kingdom as part of their award. So without hesitation Their Majesties saw fit to induct Lady Shirin into the Noble order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc. Scroll by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix.

Lady Shirin receives a Fleur.

Their Majesties then summoned Mistress Antoinette de la Croix. Their Majesties exclaimed that Mistress Antoinette had done great work at organizing the office of the Signet and assuring that the many worthy people of Æthelmearc received beautiful pieces of art from the illuminators and scribes of Their Great Kingdom. Their Majesties had received word that others from Their Kingdom would also wish to speak to her regarding her great service. Their Majesties called for Their Most Noble Order of the Pelican. Their Majesties brought forth a Writ for Mistress Antoinette to take counsel from the Order and return with an answer at a time of her choosing. Scroll by Her Ladyship Shirin of Susa.

Mistress Antoinette receives a Writ for the Pelican.

Their Majesties called for Baroness Graidhne na Ruaidh. After Baroness Graidhne had entered the court, his Majesty presented her with a stool, made by his hand that she could use for court and furthermore to continue to make scrolls for the kingdom. Their Majesties then called forth Their Most Noble Order of the Laurel. Once the order had sought their comfort before Their Majesties, a young fairy arose from the crowd asking that Baroness Graidhne be seized and that the fairy court be called for to judge her for crimes against the fairy kind. Seeing that this caused a significant amount of distress, Their Majesties called forth the fairy court.

“King Oberon” and his herald hold fairy court.

His Majesty King Oberon asked his fair cousins to continue his court for the sake of prosecuting this woman, Baroness Graidhne for impersonating the arts of the fairy kind. A prosecutor came forth listing her crimes against the fairy kind and rebuttal was given from Baroness Graidhne’s court-appointed defense. The defense attorney asked for character witnesses, King Oberon called forth the Brownies who had been spying on Baroness Graidhne at her vigil, but they had all been eaten.

Mistress Graidhne is inducted into the Laurel.

King Oberon asked Their Majesties of Æthelmearc if there were any mortal witnesses to speak for this woman, statements were given by a Royal Peer, A member of the Order of the Pelican, and of the Chivalry, and of the Order of Defense, and of the Laurel. King Oberon, hearing this mortal testimony, felt that he had heard enough to pronounce Baroness Graidhne innocent of crimes against the fairy kind and she was presented with a scroll as a statement of her innocence (Scroll by THL Luceta di Cosimo), King Oberon then asked Their Majesties to have Baroness Graidhne marked in some way that she would not be confused with the fairy kind, and Their Majesties agreed to do so.

King Oberon’s court was then suspended, and the fairy court disappeared into the mists. Their Majesties continued and called for Regalia so that Baroness Graidhne might be shown in her new station and her scroll was read into the court record. Scroll by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope (Fairy Court organized by THL Luceta di Cosimo and I Genesii).

With the Most Noble Order of the Laurel still present, Their Majesties called for His Lordship Madoc Arundel. Their Majesties exclaimed that Madoc has mastered great worked of art in the brewing community and that he has shared these great works with the populace of Æthelmearc for some time. Their Majesties stated that they are very happy with his work and so too is the Order of the Laurel. Their Majesties then gave THL Madoc a writ to sit vigil at a time of his choosing to contemplate entry into Their Most Noble Order of the Laurel. (Scroll by Baroness Graidhne). The Order was then
dismissed.

THLord Madoc Arundel receives a Writ for the Laurel.

Their Majesties then called for Earl Byron of Haverford and Master Anais  Fenne. At coronation these two gentles had petitioned to start a Moneyers Guild within the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. Their Majesties had considered the petition and gave their permission for the Moneyers Guild to move forward.

Their Majesties called forth Lady Ashling Na Ngleannta’n. Her Majesty commented that Lady Ashling had spent a better part of the day in the Royalty Room working on scrolls so that they may be ready for their court. Her Majesty also stated that Lady Ashling had great excitement through the day as she learned new things and taught some artistic trick of her own. This inspired Her Majesty and Lady Ashling was given the Golden Escarbuncle as Queen’s Inspiration of the day.

Lady Ashling receives a Golden Escarbuncle.

Their Majesties then thanked the populace for sharing such a wonderful day in celebration of Twelfth Night.

Their Majesties’ Court was closed.

A short time later, Their Majesties asked that Court be reopened. Their Majesties had  received word that a friend to many, Duke Kenric aet Wessex of the East Kingdom, had been missing and that search efforts had been suspended. Their Majesties, joined by Their Highnesses, asked for a moment of silence for Duke Kenric.

Their Majesties’ Court was again closed.

In Service,
Maighstir Uilliam MacantSaoir – OP
Sycamore Herald

All photos courtesy of Lady Aine ny Allane.

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Market Day at Birka Hotel Update

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2018-02-03 20:55

The staff of Market Day at Birka XXX (2019) would like to bring all our potential guests up to date regarding developments at the hotel which hosts the event.

An abbreviated version of this information was announced in Royal Court at Birka recently, but we want to provide more details, and also to inform gentles who were not at the event, or who did not attend Court.

We want to reassure everyone – we will be at the same location in 2019, and expect arrangements to be substantially similar.  We have a contract from the hotel in hand, which is currently being reviewed by the autocrat, the hotel liaison deputy, and the Seneschal of Stonemarche.  Once it has been signed, dates will be announced. We continue to have an excellent relationship with the hotel’s local management, and the are eager to see us return next year.

You will see some changes however – most notably the name of the hotel.  It is changing brand affiliations from Radisson to DoubleTree by Hilton. If you’re interested in the business details, a local new blog, Manchester Ink Link,  has written an excellent summary here.

What you, as a prospect Birka attendee, need to know right now is that you cannot make a reservation now and have it transferred to the room block reserved for Birka, at the special Birka rate, when the room block is officially opened later this year.  In past years the hotel staff has done this as a courtesy, however this year they will not do so.  They have their hands full with logistical issues related to the transition, including moving to using the Hilton reservation system instead of the Radisson system. They simply don’t have time to make a lot of manual adjustments to reservations for us.  Do not reserve now unless you want to pay full price.

We will, as always, have a block of rooms reserved for Birka which includes every hotel room in the facility which is not reserved under long-standing contracts with other clients. They have long term contracts with other businesses which pre-date us, and must be honored.

An announcement will be issued when we have a firm date for the room block becoming available.

We are also working to set up arrangements for room rates at other nearby hotels for those who aren’t able to reserve rooms at the primary hotel, or prefer another location. An announcement concerning these options will go out after the room block at our host hotel is released.

Thank you,

Lady Tomyris

Event Steward,  Birka XXX

From the Kingdom and Society Seneschals

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2018-02-03 18:48

Forwarded by request of Duke Christopher, Æthelmearc Seneschal, from the Society Seneschal:

To all Kingdom Seneschals,

I want you to alert all of your officers (Kingdom and local group officers) that DOXXING (i.e. posting personal information/contact information/political information about individuals) is a violation of the SCA Code of Conduct and the Anti-Bullying and Harassment policy. DOXXING is also against the law in California and a number of other jurisdictions; furthermore, DOXXING may likewise be actionable as an Invasion of Privacy which may result in a civil suit and money damages. Please convey to all of your officers at both the Kingdom and local group level that any officer or agent of the SCA found to be DOXXING is subject to termination from their office.

Additionally, I am instructing all Kingdom Seneschals and their deputies to obtain screen-shots of instances of DOXXING by any participant as this cannot be tolerated.

Everyone needs to contemplate the consequences of their actions. I know that there is a lot of anger and frustration over the events of the past week; however, as officers and agents of the SCA, we must act in accordance with the very foundations of this organization: courtesy, honor, chivalry and respect. We are and should be held to a higher standard and yet, there are allegations that at least one officer took part in DOXXING.

We have a responsibility to be leaders– to be part of a solution and not part of the problem, even when the fog of division, discord and blame make it hard to see what is truly important to us all.  It is times like these when we need to pull together, rally around what is good about our Society and lead by example. Even when the world appears bereft of courtesy, honor, chivalry and respect, we need to be an example of these virtues.

Very truly yours,
A.J. Pongratz
Vice President of Operations, SCA Inc.
Society Seneschal

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Court Report: Fasching

AEthelmearc Gazette - Fri, 2018-02-02 13:12

Here continues the Record of the Reign of Gareth and Juliana, King and Queen of Sylvan Æthelmearc at Fasching, November 25, AS 52, in Their Barony of Endless Hills; as recorded by Lord Arias Beltran del Valle, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald. 

Her Majesty Juliana gave leave to Verdi and Fiona, Baron and Baroness of the Endless Hills, to hold their Baronial court.

Be it known: On November 25, 2017 do We, Gareth and Juliana, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, expel Matthew Gibson, known in the Society as Tegrinus de Rhina, from participation in any SCA activity.

Her Majesty then called forward Romey Feuerherrts to attend Her. Romey was then tasked with conveying the children’s toy chest away from the Royal Presence so the children of the Kingdom might be entertained during the court. Having given Romey the traditional head start, the children were then sent to find her and their reward.

Her Majesty then invited forward all those who were attending their first event and, as has become Their tradition, gave each a drinking vessel that they may be better equipped to attend events in the Society in the future.

Lady Valgerdr inn Rosti was summoned before Her Majesty. Word of Lady Valgerdr’s work as the co-autocrat for events and logistical support, and her time spent retaining for the Kingdom and the Barony, had reached Their Majesties’ ears, and so did They think it right to name her a companion of the Order of the Keystone. Scroll by Lady Kadlin Sigvalda Kohna.

Her Majesty then summoned to Her Lady Julianna Woolworth. Her work in cooking and pickling different foods was on display even that day as she labored in the kitchens to provide plenty of tasty food for those attending the Fasching event. For her efforts was she named to the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll illumination by Lady Shirin of Susa and calligraphy by Isabella Montoya.

Lord Tufa Die Munthus was called to appear before Her Majesty after Her business with his lady was concluded. He, too, had labored long and hard in the kitchens that day, and was also known for brewing his own cordials and meads. So was he made to be counted amongst the order of the Sycamore. Scroll illumination by Gillian McGill De Verona and calligraphy by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix.

Her Majesty bade him stay a moment longer. Having seen his work in the kitchens that day, and his tireless efforts to make the event entertaining (and tasty!) for all, She did name him Her inspiration for the day and awarded him a Golden Escarbuncle.

Her Majesty then thanked those scribes present who had contributed to those works handed out this day, and called for the populace to crusade with Their Majesties and represent Their lands at Gulf Wars in the coming year.

There being no further business before Them, the Court of Her Majesty was then concluded.

Photos courtesy of Lady Christina Mary Lowe, aka Jinx.

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Missive from the East Kingdom Seneschal

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2018-02-02 10:27
To the East Kingdom.

I have been advised that there have been incidences of individuals posting links to a site which provides personal identifying information in reaction to the recent events in Caid.

Searching for and publishing private or identifying information, or broadcasting links to such information, about individuals on the internet, with malicious intent (doxxing) violates the SCA’s Harassment and Bullying Policy.

Any such actions will be investigated by me. If warranted, Their Majesties and I will seek the appropriate sanctions.

Any reports of doxxing may be sent directly to me. Any reports sent to local seneschals shall be sent directly to me.

Katherine Barr
East Kingdom Seneschal

Tournament Results from Birka

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2018-02-01 12:54

Tournament results are available from the bear-pit style tournaments traditionally held at A Market Day at Birka.

Photo by Aaron Replogle

152 heavy list (rattan) fighters entered the lists, fighting a total of 3,222 bouts. The overall top finisher was Lord Arne Ulrichsson with 280 points. The next ranked finisher was Sir Douglas Henry with 243 points.

Complete Birka heavy list tournament results are available by clicking here.

Photo by Aaron Replogle

72 rapier fighters entered the lists at A Market Day at Birka, and fought 1,496 bouts in total. The top finisher was Master Quintin Brilliant with 171 points.  The next ranked finisher was Maréchal Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne with 169 points.

Complete Birka rapier combat tournament results are available by clicking here.

East Kingdom Wiki Tutorial

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2018-02-01 09:59

Lady Violet Hughes has created a tutorial for creating and updating populace pages on the East Kingdom Wiki Site.

The tutorial can be found on Google Docs.

Tir Mara Populace Badge/ Le Blason pour la Population de Tir Mara

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2018-02-01 00:45

En français

Greetings from Lord Conn mac Branain, Chair of the Tir Mara Populace Badge Committee.

The process for selecting a populace badge for Tir Mara progresses.  We have finished evaluating the submissions received and are now ready to proceed to the next step: consulting the people of Tir Mara.

Five designs have been selected for consideration.  We feel an online poll utilizing a ranked ballot is the best approach.  The designs are available to view on the Principality website as well as in the poll itself, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XRC6TZM.  Please rank the submissions in order of preference from 1 to 5, with 1 being the most preferred and 5 the least preferred.

The poll will run until the midnight, 28th February, at which point we will make the results known and present them to Their Royal Highnesses for consideration.


En français —

Salutation de Lord Conn mac Branain, président le comité pour l’approbation du blason pour la population de Tir Mara.

Le processus pour le choix du blason de la population de Tir Mara avance bien. Nous avons terminés l’évaluation des soumissions reçus et sommes prêt à passer à l’étape suivante qui est de consulter la population de Tir Mara

Cinq blasons ont étés sélectionnés pour considération. Nous pensons qu’un vote en ligne est la meilleure approche. Les blasons sous considération sont disponible pour consultation sur le site de la Principauté au: http://tirmara.eastkingdom.org/populace-badge-committee/tir-mara-badge-options/ ainsi que sur le site du vote lui-même,  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XRC6TZM.

Veuillez noter les blasons de 1 à 5. 1 étant votre préférer et 5 étant le moins aimé. Le vote continuera jusqu’à minuit le 28 février. À ce moment les résultas du vote seront rendu publique et présentés à leurs Altesses pour considération.

Traduction: Lord Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle

Registration Deadline Today! King’s and Queen’s Arts & Bardic Champions

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2018-01-31 10:34

Today (January 31st) is the very last day to pre-register for the East Kingdom’s King’s & Queen’s A&S and Bardic Championships, held 2/10/18 in Northpass (specifically Mount Kisco, NY, upper Westchester County).

Come for the sights, the sounds, the smells and tastes of the dayboard, the embraces of your friends, and the pleasure of our mutual good company… and to make your entry into the halls of displayed treasures and performances as quick as possible, please pre-register using PayPal.

PayPal registration (an easy two part process):
1) http://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/728166
2) survey is followed shortly by an SCA email giving you the PayPal invoice and link.

Pre-Registration $17
Pre-Registration with membership discount $12
Reservation deadline January 31st, 2018

At the Door $20
At the Door with membership discount $15

Children 6-17: $8
Children under 6: Free

For more details,
http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3242

Unofficial Court Report: Owlsherst Country Twelfth Night

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2018-01-31 06:58

photo by Svana Vefa

Being the Court of Their Majesties Ivan and Matilde held on January 20, A.S. LII (2018) in the Shire of Owlsherst at Owlsherst Country Twelfth Night

Court Heralds: Lady Marian Kirkpatrick, Baroness Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal, Padraig O’Bradaigh, Charlotte Ingen Mhuiraeg

Reporting Heralds: Master Malcolm Bowman and Lady Marian Kirkpatrick

1. Siobhan inghean ui Ghadhra – Award of Arms
(scroll by Mari Clock van Hoorne with words by: Mistress Alys Mackyntoich)

2. Brendon of Silver Rylle – Order of the Gawain
(no scroll)

3. Céline Elisabeth de Meaux – Order of the Silver Rapier
(scroll by Mairi Crawford with words by Eldrich Gaiman)

4. Céline Elisabeth de Meaux – Order of the Silver Wheel
(scroll by Linette de Gallardon and the Owlsherst Co-Operative Scriptorium)

photo by Svana Vefa

5. Jacques de Villiers Saint Oryen, aka Dorien of Elvenwood – Order of the Silver Rapier
(scroll by Mairi Crawford with words by Eldrich Gaiman)

6. Jacques de Villiers Saint Oryen, aka Dorien of Elvenwood – Award of Arms
(no scroll)

7. Jacques de Villiers Saint Oryen, aka Dorien of Elvenwood – Order of the Silver Wheel
(scroll by Linette de Gallardon and the Owlsherst Co-Operative Scriptorium)

8. Donnchadh Mac Lochlainn – Award of Arms
(no scroll)

9. Conall Ó Suibhne, also called Conall mac Suibhne or Conall mac Taithlich – Order of the Silver Wheel
(scroll by Linette de Gallardon and the Owlsherst Co-Operative Scriptorium)

photo by Svana Vefa

10. Fabrisse of Owlsherst – Order of the Silver Wheel
(no scroll)

11. Olwen ferch Bleddyn – Order of the Silver Wheel
(no scroll)

12. Olwen ferch Bleddyn – Award of Arms
(no scroll)

 

13. Marcus D’Orleans – – Order of the Silver Wheel
(no scroll)

14. Svana Vefa – Award of Arms
(no scroll)

15. Dimitrius Alexandros – Award of Arms
(scroll by Mari Clock van Hoorne, with words by Edmund Beneyt)

16. Leonilla Kalista Kievlianina, called Kalista – Order of the Silver Brooch
(no scroll)

photo by Svana Vefa

17. Esmeria de Rus – Order of the Silver Brooch
(Scroll – Illumination by Triona MacCasky, Caligraphy by Master Johnathan Blaecstan, words by Lady Shoshana Gryffith)

18. Esmeria de Rus – Award of Arms
(no scroll)

19. Orlaithe inn voðfroli – Order of the Silver Brooch
(scroll by Linette de Gallardon and the Owlsherst Co-Operative Scriptorium)

20. Elizabeth mac Neachtan – Order of Silver Brooch
(scroll – Illumination by Triona MacCasky, Caligraphy by Master Johnathan Blaecstan, with words by Mistress Dorigen of the Grey Gate)

21. Pani Magdalena Gdanska – Order of the Golden Lire
(no scroll)

22. Whistler O’Pit – Order of the Golden Mantle
(Scroll – Illumination by Ellesbeth Donofrey, with calligraphy by Jonathan Blaecstan)

photo by Svana Vefa

Other business:

– Shire Wars Charter was signed
– The Children’s toybox was run
– Mori Matsunomai made a presentation from Owlsherst
– Ivan Valfreker received a backlog scroll, and swore his fealty
– Ruslan Novgorodcev and House Gliepnirvirki made a presentation
– Ruslan Novgorodcev swore fealty to the crown

SCA, Inc.: Addendum – Board Statement on Hate Speech

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2018-01-30 14:11

The following message was published today by the SCA, Inc. Board of Directors:

In our zeal to craft a statement to show where the Board stands on the subject of hate speech, the word “Religion” was inadvertently left off. We apologize for the oversight.

Paul Lancaster
Chair, Board of Directors
Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

_________________________

The Society for Creative Anachronism strongly condemns hate speech in any form by any officers and participants of this organization. The SCA was founded on and continues to be governed by the concepts of chivalry and honor, and strives to include and be respectful of all people, regardless of race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and politics. All participants are reminded of and expected to hold to these principles in participating in this organization and interacting with other people in person and in all forums, regardless of media.

The Board of Directors has heard the concerns of many people regarding the use of hate symbols in the SCA. The Board is concerned about this matter and has tasked the President of the SCA to immediately investigate. The President has the full confidence of the Board, and the Board will act as necessary to protect the participants of the SCA and to ensure that chivalry, honor, and respect for all continue to govern the organization.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Call for Applicants for SCA Board Communications Officer

AEthelmearc Gazette - Tue, 2018-01-30 06:13

The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. is seeking candidates for the position of Board Communications Officer, which will be a 3-year warranted term of service. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for external and internal communications from the Board of Directors and Corporate Officers.

Key Responsibilities

* Create and curate posts, press releases, and official announcements from the SCA Board of Directors and the its officers.
* Ensure the consistency of messaging internally and externally.

Qualifications

* Experience in communications in an organization; nonprofit a plus.
* Proficient in WordPress and some knowledge of HTML preferred.
* Copywriting and editing ability.
* Expertise with social media and networking sites.

Candidate Profile

* A passion for, and commitment to, effective communication within the SCA.
* Organized, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize multiple projects.
* Outgoing, energetic, and accepting personality.
* Internet/Telephone access

Applicants must be paid members of the Society and able to travel to board meetings as requested by the Board.

Hard copies of résumés (both professional and SCA related, including offices held and honors) must be sent to the attention of ‘Communications Officer’, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789. Electronic courtesy copies should also be sent to resumes@sca.org.

The deadline for submissions is March 20, 2018.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Categories: SCA news sites

Unofficial Report on East Kingdom Curia

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2018-01-29 18:15

East Kingdom Curia was held on Sunday morning after the Market Day at Birka event in the Barony of Stonemarche.   Their Majesties Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov vynuk Tzardikov and Matilde de Cadenet presided, accompanied by Their Highnesses Brennan mac Fearghus and Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain and Mistress Katherine Barr, the Kingdom Seneschal.

The full agenda for the Curia can be read on the Kingdom Seneschal’s website: http://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/docs/EKCuria20180128agenda.pdf

Results will be official when published in Pikestaff, the East Kingdom newsletter, and will then be available at http://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/index.php as well.

The meeting opened with brief reports from the various kingdom officers.

A proposed change to the term of office of the Earl Marshall was noted, and approved as presented in the agenda without comment.  Most kingdom offices are held for two-year terms, but going forward the Earl Marshall will serve for a 3 year term, to commence immediately after the Pennsic War in years when the War has just been run by the East Kingdom.  Because responsibility for Pennsic rotates between the East, the Middle and Aethelmearc, this change allows the Earl Marshall to be involved in all the planning leading up to the year where he or she will be Marshall in Charge at War.

Proposed changes in the structure of the offices of Pennsic Steward and Pennsic Major-Domo were discussed.  These officers, between them, are responsible for the East Kingdom Royal encampment at Pennsic.  The changes proposed were well received by all, and are expected to be signed as presented in the agenda document.

The item of business generating most debate was the proposed change to Kingdom Law allowing  individuals and non-territorial groups to bid for and run Kingdom Events (Coronation, Crown Tourney, 12th Night and Champions events).

Mistress Mercedes de Calafia, former East Kingdom Seneschal, addressed the assembled Curia, noting that there is precedent for this, including the upcoming East Kingdom 50 Year Celebration, which is being run as a Kingdom-sponsored event, not by the group within whose boundaries the event site lies.  This law change was presented as formally codifying procedures for this situation.

A representative of House Runnymede proposed an alternate wording which would grant local groups the ability to veto such events.  Prince Brennan responded that that there is a significant and ongoing shortage of bids for these required events coming from the local groups.  After passionate but civil discourse an alternative wording was proposed which would call for the local seneschal to either accept or reasonably deny the bid within their lands.  If the bid was denied by the local seneschal, that decision could be overturned by the Kingdom Seneschal.  This was acclaimed as an acceptable compromise by all involved.

Other concerns which were expressed included whether the people organizing the bids would have sufficient knowledge of local laws to avoid actions which would result in repercussions to the local group as well as the Kingdom event.  The proposed law change provides for the local group to have a liaison to work with the event staff before and during the event, which would bring local knowledge to the event staff.  Also discussed was whether running an event in particular state but having all financial transactions handled at the Kingdom level would re-introduce the tax and financial issues which the state-by-state incorporations were put in place to avoid.  These concerns were resolved by a tax professional in attendance.

The modification to change the Award of Gilder to the Order of Gilder was accepted without significant comment.  Several heralds present did request some typographical corrections to the blazon as published in the agenda, which were duly noted for the final text.

The proposed Statement of Inclusion being added to the Rights of Subjects section was received positively, and accepted with some minor alternations to the wording.

One additional item, not present in the agenda, was added, exempting the polling order discussion lists from the email records the web ministry archives. An archive of those deliberations has never been maintained, but Kingdom Law as previously written appeared to require it. This will be corrected.

Request for Commentary – New SCA Mission Statement

AEthelmearc Gazette - Mon, 2018-01-29 15:05

Currently open for commentary is a proposal to expand the Society’s Mission Statement.

The Mission Statement currently reads as follows:

The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA) is an international organization devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century life, employing knowledge of history to enrich participants’ lives and the lives of others through events, demonstrations, and other educational venues.

The proposed revision reads as follows:

The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (the “Society”) is a 501(c)3 Educational Not-for-Profit organization devoted to the study of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.  As a living history group, the Society provides an environment in which members can recreate various aspects of the culture and technology of the period, as well as doing more traditional historical research.

The Society’s mission is to promote the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century life, employing knowledge of history to enrich the lives of participants and others through live events and other educational venues.

In pursuing this mission, the Society is committed to excellence in its programs and activities and to

∙ act in accordance with the chivalric virtues of honor and service;
∙ value and respect the worth and dignity of all individuals;
∙ practice inclusiveness and respect pluralism and diversity;
∙ promote a safe and respectful environment for all Society events;
∙ act with transparency, fairness, integrity and honesty;
∙ be a responsible steward of Society resources; and,
∙ be committed to maintaining the trust of its members and participants.

It is the expectation of the Society that its members and participants, in all events and activities of the Society, will conduct themselves in accordance with these tenets.

****

Comments may also be emailed to comments@lists.sca.org. Please use “Mission Statement” in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to the attention of ‘Attn: Mission Statement’, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789.

Commentary will be accepted until April 1, 2018.
 
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Categories: SCA news sites

SCA Board Statement on Hate Speech

AEthelmearc Gazette - Mon, 2018-01-29 13:14

The Society for Creative Anachronism strongly condemns hate speech in any form by any officers and participants of this organization. The SCA was founded on and continues to be governed by the concepts of chivalry and honor, and strives to include and be respectful of all people, regardless of race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and politics. All participants are reminded of and expected to hold to these principles in participating in this organization and interacting with other people in person and in all forums, regardless of media.

The Board of Directors has heard the concerns of many people regarding the use of hate symbols in the SCA. The Board is concerned about this matter and has tasked the President of the SCA to immediately investigate. The President has the full confidence of the Board, and the Board will act as necessary to protect the participants of the SCA and to ensure that chivalry, honor, and respect for all continue to govern the organization.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Categories: SCA news sites

Memorial Service for Eric Belser (THL Wolfgang Starcke)

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sun, 2018-01-28 15:26

There will be two memorial services for Eric Belser. The first one will be held on Saturday, February 3 at the Wrights Corners Fire Company at 4043 Lake Avenue, Lockport, NY.

The memorial service will begin at 11 am and will immediately be followed by a potluck luncheon at the firehall. The potluck is being coordinated by Matthew Bulvi Kornaker on the SCA side.

Eric was a volunteer and officer for the Wrights Corners Fire Department. They are providing significant assistance and support at this time and we expect many members to be in attendance along with Eric and Katerin’s families. This is not an SCA event.

We will have the hall for the afternoon so people can gather and share memories. Please bring games, songs, and stories to share. The firehall will be manning the bar. Homebrewers who wish to share their work are also welcome.

For people who are coming from out of town and are in need of crash space, please contact Wendy Knier Hart, our crash space coordinator. Anyone in the Barony who has space to offer, please let Wendy know.

The second service will be held at the West Sand Lake Firehall east of Albany, New York, at a date yet to be determined. More information will follow.

Thank you all for your support.

Please direct questions to:

Clare Jackson, E-mail: thecoribird@gmail.com

A “Gofundme” Page has been created to raise funds in this time of need: 

https://www.gofundme.com/wolfgangs-final-expenses

Important links: 

Memorial Service for Eric Belser (Wolfgang Starcke) – Face book event page

Memorial Page for Eric Belser (Wolfgang Starcke)

 

Categories: SCA news sites