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Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Dragonsfire Tor Guardian 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
Ye Sunne in Splendour offers a humorous look at recent...incidents...involving luggage, airports, and...well, you know what happens when luggage encounters an airport.
Unto the generous people of the East Kingdom,
The first polling of Edward III and Thyra II will be staring shortly. Recommendations are requested via the online form: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/EKRecommendations/
These are due by Friday, July 25 for polling orders.
There are always new folks who need to be considered, and long-standing members who have been overlooked. Please take a look at the current Order of Precedence, as well (it’s an interesting read!) http://op.wiglaf.org/index.php There is no deadline for non-polling recommendations.
Please also remember to re-subscribe to the discussion lists if you are a member of a polling order. The discussions are valuable to your monarchs!
Saying thank you to the populace via the awards system is one of the most important roles of the royalty. We appreciate your assistance in finding those who deserve such recognition.
Edward & Thyra
Prince & Princess
For further information about the awards system, how it works, and how to write someone in, check out the Gazette’s How Do I Page, and take a look at our guide explaining all the different awards in the East Kingdom.
Filed under: Official Notices
Are you working on a knotty-yet-fascinating piece of historical deduction? A messy-but-exciting piece of experimental archeaology? Do you want to show off all the amazing ways your process has surprised you?
On October 25th, 2014, the Barony of Carolingia will host an Arts and Sciences Colloquium and Poster Session at the First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church, located at 75 The Great Road in Bedford, MA. The day is intended to provide a forum for arts and sciences researchers to gather together and share what they are learning, using all the useful tools for knowledge transfer that are available in a modern, conference-style setting.
This is an day to talk about your process, your surprising discoveries, your successes and even more importantly your fruitful and instructive failures. There is no competition and no judging – the day is designed around pure knowledge transfer.
The day will have lecture-style presentations with question and answer periods, a poster session, a reference consulting table (with book petting zoo!), and lounge space for kibitzing and further exploration of topics that catch your interest.
If you are interested in presenting, either as a lecturer or a poster contributor, or serving as a reference consultant, or if you have any questions at all! – please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because this is structured as a modern conference-style event, the day will be in modern dress. There will be no court and no feast, but coffee will be available all day and a lunch is available for a separate fee. There is ample space for attendees to bring their own lunch, and there are several nearby purveyors of food of various types.
The official event announcement is here:http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2702
A regularly updated event site with information for presenters, consultants, and other interested parties is here:
We are excited to host this – please come and play!
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events
His Majesty, Brennan Augustus, Emperor of the Kingdom of the East, without his Empress Caoilfhionn Augusta, on 14 June 2014, AS XLIX traveled to his Shire of Eisental, and held a brief court at East Kingdom War Camp.
It was reported to me that these things did happen:
His Majesty called forth Ethrelinda du Eisental and Gabriel of Eisental. They were, repectively, made a Lady and Lord of the Court, and presented AoA scrolls with illumination by Ellesbeth Donofrey and calligraphy by Jonathan Blaecstan.
Later in the day did His Majesty call forward Sigridh Bengtsdotter. He did name her a Lady of the Court, and Awarded her Arms. Her scroll, by Vettorio Antonello, is forthcoming.
Thus closed the court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta. Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!
Eastern Crown Herald
PS – Thank you to the Heralds for the day – Ellesbeth Donofrey and His Majesty Brennan Augustus.
It was gorgeous day upon which Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta, visited their Barony of An Dubhaigeainn on 21 June 2014, AS XLIX for the competition to choose their Champions of Arms.
There was some most chivalrous and outstanding fighting. The finals came down to Culann mac Cianainand Kenric æt Essex. Following several impressive passes at arms, Kenric emerged as victor, and would be named King’s Champion of Arms.
At the beginning of court Konrad der lowe Von Ulm relinquished his title as King’s Champion to Kenric, who was presented the regalia of the King’s Armored Champion, and a scroll by Eloise of Coulter.
Before Konrad was to step down, however, His Majesty had another honor to bestow upon his outgoing champion. Dude. Dude dude dude dude. Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude! Dude! DUde. Duuuuuuuuud….duuuuuuuuuuuud….duuuuuuuuuuuud…..DUDE DUDE!! (Dude dude dude dude dude dude dude dude). Dude…YOU ROCK!
(Translation – Konrad was presented with a King’s Esteem of Merit).
Ryouko’jin Of the Iron Skies was thanked for his service, and relieved of his duties as Queen’s Armored Champion. Her Majesty, in agreement with Her Highness, chose Ivan Ivanov. Ivan received the regalia of the Queen’s Champion of Arms, and a scroll by Eloise of Coulter.
Their Excellencies An Dubhaigeainn were invited before the court. They presented largess to Their Majesties they had collected for Their Majesty’s challenge.
Her Highness Thyra presented a token to Hrafn Bonesetter for his chivalry and prowess during the tournament.
Conall o Ceallaigh was called before the court. He was named a Lord of the Court, and thus Awarded Arms. A scroll would be forthcoming.
Next was Nikolai Wegener invited before Their Majesties. He was named a Lord of the Court, and presented an AoA scroll with calligraphy by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte and illumination by Vettorio Antonello.
Their Majesties welcomed into their court Hannali of An Dubhaigeainn (Hannah of House Three Skulls). They spoke well of her, and inducted her into Their Order of the Tyger’s Cub. A scroll would be forthcoming.
Her Majesty invited before the court those Children participating in Her Majesty’s Service Challenge. They were presented with the beads symbolic of the work they had done that day.
The rest of the children in attendance were called before the court. Radames accepted the challenge of serving as Human punching bag, and was chased rather far by the children when he ran with the Royal Toy Box.
Their Majesties invited forth Hermina de Pagan. She was named a Lady of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.
Next Miriam Giant Killer was called forth into court. After explaining the origin of her name, she was named a Lady of the Court, and received an AoA with a scroll by Lassar ingen Aeda.
His Majesty did request the presence of Matheus Weasel (formerly Matthias Tiberius, the Weasel). His Majesty spoke of Matheus’ most impressive achievement in pulling together a fantastic feast in less than three days time. For this and his other impressive body of work, His Majesty presented to Weasel a King’s Esteem of Merit. There was a scroll with calligraphy by Jonathan Blaecstan and illumination by Melisande of the Gryphon Wood (called Plunder).
Aurora Whitehill was invited to attend Their Majesties court. She was named a Lady of the Court, and received an AoA with a scroll by Onóra ingheann Uí Rauirc.
The household of Surtr’s Brood were called forth. They formed their ranks, and presented Brom de Fechten to Their Majesties. His service cited, he was named a Lord of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll featuring illumination by Melina al Andalusiyya, calligraphy by Robin dit Dessaint and words by Dankwert Bathory.
Their Majesties requested the presence of Bran Dayton. The named him a Lord of the Court, and he received an AoA with a scroll by Anastasia Henrich.
Their Majesties invited Ryouko’jin Of the Iron Skies to attend their court. He had a presentation to make to Tombo no Tanaka. He marked her passage from youth to the way of the Samurai, and presented her several appropriate gifts. This, however, led to Their Majesties requesting Tombo’s presence. Her skill at combat expounded upon, the companions of the Order of Gawain were called forth. Tombo received a garter from His Majesty’s arm, and a scroll with calligraphy by Mariette de Bretagne and illumination by Aziza al-Shirazi.
Their Majesties noted that the previously orderly members of Surtr’s Brood Houshold were getting noisome, and demanded their return into court. Once they had formed ranks before the crown again, their own Dankwert Bathory was called before the thrones. Their Majesties did thoroughly surprise Dankwert, and made him a Baron of their court. He was presented with a leather coronet by Culann mac Cianain and a scroll by Lada Monguligin.
It was the conclusion of a great day, and thus closed the court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta was closed. Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!
Eastern Crown Herald
PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Martyn de Halliwell and Yehuda ben Moshe. Additional thank you to Eva Woderose for on-site scribing.
Filed under: Court, Heavy List, Heraldry
A new study by University of South Carolina anthropologist Sharon DeWitte shows that those who survived Europe's 14th century Black Plague "lived significantly longer and were healthier than people who lived before the epidemic struck in 1347."
Master Lorcan Dracontius has announced the audition schedule for The Known World Players’ production at Pennsic 44 of “The Merchant of Venice.”
Countess Matilda Seton, Northern Herald, reports that at Their Coronation Court, Their Majesties Walrick and Cecilia of the Kingdom of the Outlands, offered admittance to the Order of Chivalry to Kolgrimr Olafsson.
A horde of medieval Vikings descended on Lismore, New South Wales recently when members of the Rognvald's Lith joined with the Lismore Medieval Re-enactment Society to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Leah White of the Northern Star has the story.(photo)
Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from Palio di Stonemarche 2014, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.
Among the many attendees to Northern Region War Camp this past weekend was a reporter for The Glens Falls Post-Star. The Post-Star is local to the Shire of Glenn Linn, and featured an article about the event and the SCA in general. Read the whole article at their website.
Filed under: Events Tagged: Northern Region War Camp
This weekend, July 10-13, the Province of Malagentia will be hosting Great Northeastern War. Ahead of the weekend, the site booklet has been made available, along with much more information on the GNEW website.
Filed under: Events Tagged: Great Northeastern War
“The volume represents the very first appearance in print of all five books of the Pentateuch as well as the first to which vocalization and cantillation marks have been added,” said the Christie's auction house catalogue about the sale of a Torah, printed in Hebrew in Bologna in January 1482. An anonymous buyer paid US$3.87 million for the book. (photo)
St. Sabas, a leader of the monastic movement, was a very important person in Jerusalem during the Middle Ages. Recently a lead seal, bearing his image and dating to the 13th century, was discovered during an archaeological dig in the Bayit Vegan neighborhood of Jerusalem. (photo)
The Pennsic Signal Corps (PSC) is looking for interested gentles to help with the battles at the Pennsic War!
The PSC serves the Field Marshalate. Members handle the official timing (at the pleasure of the field marshal), display the countdown and signal flags, distribute and return the radios used by the marshals on the field, and perform any other tasks required by the field marshal to help the battles run smoothly. The work of the PSC is not noticed when done well, but it’s an important volunteer effort.
The ideal candidates for this work have an interest in the battles but are not fighting, are available at least one day of war week, are willing to come to the site of the battle about 1 to 1.5 hours before
Interested gentles should contact Lord Nicolas of Windreach. Please feel free to distribute this information as desired.
Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: Pennsic, signal corps, volunteers
Skeleton 180 might be a very remarkable individual: the only person recorded related to the Norman invasion of England. Buried in a medieval cemetery, 180 was believed to have died at the Battle of Lewes in 1264, but scientists have now placed his death around 1066.
Folks interested in aiding Master Feral von Halstern with his recovery can check out this t-shirt project fronted by Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina. “Delicate Flowers of the Northern Army” is a colloquial term used for the ladies of the North, and these shirts started as nothing more but a funny Facebook cover photo in preparation for Pennsic. After interest was drummed up incredibly fast, Anna took the design to Spreadshirt, an online interface used to produce print-on-demand clothing. The account is set up to collect a small markup commission on each item, which will be sent to a Paypal account quarterly. The funds will then be forwarded to Feral. The shirts read, “I am a Blue Tyger-blooded CENSORED Green Dragon-slaying delicate CENSORED flower of the CENSORED Northern Army, and you CENSORED will treat me like a CENSORED lady.” The profane joke has unknown origins, but has been around for a while. Shirts are available in unisex and girly cut styles. “Delicate Flower” t-shirts are available at Spreadshirt. General Northern Army t-shirts are also available at Northernarmy.org, and the proceeds from them will also benefit Feral’s recovery.
Filed under: Tidings Tagged: community, Master Feral, T-shirts
Guy of the Shire of Thamesreach in the Kingdom of Drachenwald reports that the group will participate in the upcoming World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon), which takes place August 14-18, 2014 at ExCel in London.
The Alderney Bayeux Tapestry
The famous Bayeux Tapestry ends with the defeat of King Harold's army and the flight of the Anglo-Saxon soldiers. However, most scholars believe that the original tapestry would have ended with the coronation of William the Conqueror.
Now, a community project from the British island of Alderney has recreated the missing piece of the Bayeux Tapestry. It depicts several scenes that they believe would have been in the original tapestry, including a scene where William is crowned on Christmas Day, 1066.
Professor Robert Bartlett of the University of St.Andrews tells the BBC: "It has often been pointed out that the opening of the tapestry has a figure of King Edward the Confessor enthroned, and that around the middle point of the tapestry there is an image of William's enemy Harold enthroned.
"It would be a neat symmetry and make perfect sense of the story if the end of the tapestry had showed the victorious William enthroned, which is what the Alderney team have chosen to do. The other 'new' scenes are more speculative, but they are modelled on scenes earlier in the tapestry so look convincing."
The recreation is now being displayed next to the original at the Bayeux Tapestry Museum in France - the exhibition will run until August 31st.
For the full story, please visit the BBC or the Daily Mail.
Click here to visit the Alderney Bayeux Tapestry Project website
Click here to see more photos of the Bayeux Tapestry recreation
Here is a video report about the project from last year:
The A&S Summer Edition of Ars Scientia Orientalis is seeking articles. Examples of past articles can be seen at its website. The deadline for articles in July 31, and the scheduled publishing date is August 15. Editor Annetje Van Woerden can be contacted for further information. Ars Scientia Orientalis is a quarterly A&S publication of the East Kingdom.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences