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Crown Tourney Unofficial Court Report

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-06-01 23:17

Investing the Prince and Princess of Tir Mara

Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta made the long journey to l’ile du Dragon Dormant on 17 May 2014, AS XLIX, where they witnessed the tournament to determine their heirs.

Numerous outstanding combatants presented themselves, but the day was won by His Grace Duke Edward Grey of Lochleven, fighting for the honor of Countess Þóra Eiríksdóttir.

At the start of court Edward and Þóra were invested as the Prince and Princess Tir Mara, to the delight of the populace assembled.

Next The Ladies of the Rose present awarded tokens to worthy fighters. Tokens were presented to Ávaldr Valbjarnarson, Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke, Thorvald Olafsson, and Culann mac Cianian.

Shield of Chivalry to Wilham

Wilham de Broc was called forward and presented with the Shield of Chivalry.

Thomas of Ravenhill was named the Admiral of the Armies.

Christobald Della Rocca was called forth before the court, and inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub. He received a scroll by Bebhinn Inghean Ui Siodhachain with translation by Brunissende le dragonet.

Genofeva Clerica was called before the court, and named a Lady of the Court. She was presented with an AoA scroll by Robin dit Dessaint, with words by Tadea Isabetta di Bruno and Translation by Kirsa Oyutai.

East Kingdom Minister of the Lists Sabina Luttrell was presented a token by His Majesty Brennan for her outstanding job with organizing the day’s lists.

Their Excellencies l’ile du Dragon Dormant, Angus McHaley & Tadea Isabetta di Bruno, Her Excellency Stonemarch Jocelyn del Espada, Their Excellencies Havre des Glaces Godfroy de Falaise and Alisay de Falaise swore fealty to Their Majesties.

It was announced that the proposed Canton of Basingstoke in the area known as Down East Maine, sponsored by the Barony of Endewearde was granted Incipient status.

Áine an Neamheaglach was called into court. Their Majesties presented business passed on to them by Kenric II and Avelina II, and named her a Lady of the Court. She received an AoA scroll by Caterina Giaocchini with translation by Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle.

Maunche for Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina

Ekaterina Solov’eva Pevstova was called before Their Majesties. She was made a Lady of the Court, and awarded an AoA with a scroll by Shadiyah al-Zahra’.

Yolente Van der Brugghe was called into court. She was made a Lady of the Court, and awarded an AoA with a scroll by Jonathan Blaecstan, with words by Jean Oste de Murat and translation from Arthur de Beaumont

Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina was called into the court. Citing her Roman research and creations, Their Majesties called forth the companions of the Order of the Maunche. She was inducted into said order, and received a scroll by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova.

Tailor to the Crown, Cristoforo

Now was called before the court Cristoforo Donatello dei Visconti. His incredible works as a tailor duly noted, he was named a Tailor to the Crown and received a scroll by Ursion de Gui.

Ehorik Ansgardson was called into court. He was named a Lord of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll by Ignacia la Ciega, with words by Godfroy de Falaise and translation to English by Arthur de Beaumont.

Silver Crescent for Varju

Katarzyna Gwozdz, called Varju, was requested to present herself before the court. Her dedication and hard work cited, Their Majesties called for the companions of the Order of the Silver Crescent. She was thus inducted into the order, and presented a scroll with illumination by Ryan Mac Whyte, calligraphy by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte, words by Marguerite ingen Lachlainn and translation by Arthur de Beaumont.

Though not present during court, the following gentles were also awarded Arms, and presented with scrolls: Abygaelle du Havre des Glaces, AoA scroll by Harold von Auerbach, with words by Jean Oste de Murat and translation by Arthur de Beaumont; Matheo du Havre des Glaces, AoA scroll by Jonathan Blaecstan, with words by Jean Oste de Murat and translation by Arthur de Beaumont; Külicejin of Dragon Dormant, AoA scroll by Borujin Acilaldai translated by Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle.

Thus concluded a day of great chivalry, honor and prowess. The court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta was closed. Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!

In service,

Malcolm Bowman
Eastern Crown Herald

PS – Thank you to the Heraldic staff for the day! Master Ryan MacWhyte; Master Grim the Skald; Aotroù Conogan mab Rioc, the Breton; Lord Martyn de Halliwell; Dominus Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle; and Behi Kirsa Oyutai

(Photos kindly provided by Lady Cat Lennox.)







Filed under: Court, Events Tagged: Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

The man who broke the Sutton Hoo story - Sun, 2014-06-01 21:47

In 1939, the biggest news in archaeology was the discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship burial in Suffolk, England. In a feature story for EADT24, Mike Bowden discusses how his father, Alfred Bowden, known as “Bow,’’ broke the story of the discovery. (photos)

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New Archery Champions!

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-06-01 15:53

Tournement winner and Queen’s Champion: Master Rupert the Unbalanced
King’s Champion selected by His Majesty: Master Peter the Red

83 archers participated in this year’s tournement, which was held May 31, 2014, in the Barony of Bergental and autocratted by Mistress Tamsin Whitlocke. The competition was run by the retiring Champions, Baron Master Krakken Gnashbone and Baron Colin Ursell. Their August Majesties, Brennan and Caoilfhionn, addressed the participants, then shooting commenced. The theme of the day was “Viking”, with challenges including Thor’s Hammer, ships sailing away, helmets, shields, shooting from “horseback”, and a singing Brunhilde. All participants were able to shoot the full course of 11 targets, then scores were totaled and sorted.

As the top scorers were announced, each was asked if they wished to compete for the honor and responsibility of serving as a Champion. Three top scorers chose to step out of the competition: Master Phillip Reed the Facetious (100), Lord Kusunoki Yoshimoto (90) and Lord Nathaniel Wyatt (88). The resulting 16 finalists then commenced shoot-offs against their seeded competitors; in each pairing, the winner was the first to knock down 5 small “axe-head” targets.

Here are the results:

16 Finalists
#1 – Rupert the Unbalanced (119) vs. #16 – Treya min Teanga (69)
#2 – Godric of Hamtun (117) vs. #15 – Hawkmoon (72)
#3 – Peter the Red (109) vs. #14 – Alexander von Heisler (73)
#4 – Urho of the Pines (92) vs. #13 – Kieran Bren of Bannockburn (73)
#5 – Ryan McWhyte (88) vs. #12 – Conor O’Ceallaigh (75)
#6 – Li Kung Lo (86) vs. #11 – Alberic maqi Droata (76)
#7 – Radagast (84) vs. #10 – Mongo Chinua (81)
#8 – Jehannine de Flandres (85) vs. #9 – Mark Squirrelsbane (81)

Quarter Finals
Rupert vs. Hawkmoon
Peter vs. Jehannine
Urho vs. Radagast
Ryan vs. Li

Rupert vs. Li
Peter vs. Urho

Rupert vs. Urho

Filed under: Archery, Events Tagged: champions, Kings and Queens Champions

Pikestaff Cover Art Needed

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-06-01 11:45

Mistress A’isha bint Jamil, Chronicler of the East Kingdom, writes on behalf of our Kingdom newsletter:

Please consider submitting cover art for Pikestaff.
Questions and submissions can be sent via email to

The issue format is 8.5 x 11”, with a 1” margin of white space. Art can be line drawings or grey scale. The key is that it must be printable on a black and white printer. Photos rendered in black and white are also an option, but if they contain any people we must have a release form from each and every one before we can use it. This generally prevents us using candid scenes shot at events.

Art can be submitted electronically as a high resolution scan. Graphical formats (gif, jpg, png, etc.) generally give much better results than pdf. If you wish to include the required cover information (month, issue number, date, etc.)  in your art, please contact the chronicler ( to confirm that the month you are submitting for is available. Otherwise the text will be added by the chronicler during the layout process. You will also need to complete an SCA creative release form ( granting us permission to publish the artwork. Releases for photos and models can also be found here:

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Students "Eat Like a Roman" at the University of Buffalo - Sun, 2014-06-01 10:02

Roman music, historical dress and Latin greetings set the mood for a special banquet served to 2,000 University at Buffalo students in April 2014, as part of the class "Eat Like a Roman" taught by UB’s Department of Classics. (photos)

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Caelin on Andrede's Gulf Wars 2014 photos - Sat, 2014-05-31 16:12

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created several albums of photos from Gulf Wars 2014 which took place in March in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Tolkien's Beowulf to be published for the first time - Sat, 2014-05-31 07:30

British professor and author JRR Tolkien is best known for his works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, but now a deal has been made to publish the beloved storyteller's translation of the Old English poem Beowulf, complete with commentary.

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Stefan's Florilegium updates for May 2014 - Fri, 2014-05-30 20:53

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates for Stefan's Florilegium for May 2014.

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Trumbrand and Kaylah new Heirs to Ealdormere Throne - Fri, 2014-05-30 13:49

Justinian Clarus reports that Duke Trumbrand the Wanderer was the winner of the May 24, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. His Grace was inspired in His endeavor by Duchess Kaylah the Cheerful.

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Peers Wanted

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2014-05-30 12:57

The first nine peers have already signed up for Laurels vs. Pelicans, and the group includes a Midrealm Champion!  Now the call is going out for more adventurous peers.  The event raises money for the Pennsic war chest, which funds events such as the royalty dinner.  The Laurels vs. Pelicans website opens fundraising on June 7 .  Peers can sign up after fundraising starts (and have in the past), but are encouraged to sign up before then if possible.

So far this year’s group includes Mesterna Tyzes “Zsof” Sofia, who is the King’s Bard of the Mid.  Sir Tanaka Reiko, well known for entertaining people in the heavy list arena, has signed up to wield a boffer and will be trying for a specialty weapon of the not serious type.  The current list of participants is below.

  • Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair
  • Mistress Alys Mackyntoich
  • Mistress Amy Webbe
  • Mistress Elizabeth Eleanore Lovell
  • Mistress Katherine Barr of Cumberland
  • Duchess Kiena Stewart
  • Mistress Mercedes de Calafia
  • Sir Tanaka Reiko
  • Mesterno Tyzes “Zsof” Sofia

People who would like to participate should contact Lord Fergus Redmead or Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd For.  The fundraiser will be at Southern Region War Camp on June 28.  More information can be found at the Laurels vs. Pelicans website

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Elizabethan "Star Wars" adds fun to Walla Walla ren faire. - Thu, 2014-05-29 15:42

For 44 years, players, dancers and merchants have gathered on the campus of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington for the Annual Whitman College Renaissance Faire. Alfred Diaz of the Union-Bulletin has the story. (photo)

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Getty art books for download - Thu, 2014-05-29 08:49

Silfren, from the Kingdom of Lochac, reports that the Getty Publications Archives is offering free digital backlist titles for download. Items available include exhibition catalogs and symposium papers as well as art books.

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Chinese "Tupperware" helped create Japanese tea ceremony - Wed, 2014-05-28 23:31

"This is the Chinese version of Tupperware," says Andrew Watsky, professor of Japanese art history at Princeton, about tea storage jars that became a staple of the tea ceremony in 16th century Japan. Watsky spoke recently with Morning Edition's Susan Stamberg about the history of the ceremony.

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Combatants captured at Vinhold Baronial Championship - Wed, 2014-05-28 21:02

The likenesses of several armored combatants from the Barony of Vinhold (Kingdom of the West), were captured recently by photographer Howard Yune, from the Napa Valley Register, when he visited the event. A slideshow of the photos is available online.

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British books barred from leaving England - Tue, 2014-05-27 18:27

The British Library has been successful in acquiring the Catholicon Anglicum, a 15th-century English-Latin dictionary, and a printed traictise owned and annotated by John Ponet, thanks to the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest which barred the books from export.

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Allison in Wonderland - Tue, 2014-05-27 15:55

In the April 2014 issue of The Clarion, the newsletter of the Barony of Forgotten Sea (Kingdom of Calontir), SCA (relatively) newcomer - and new fighter, Allison of Forgotten Sea, discusses her first large event experience at Gulf War XXIII. The newsletter is available online.

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Titus Scipio Germanicus new Prince of Æthelmearc - Tue, 2014-05-27 12:45

Lady Phelippe "Pippi" Ulfsdotter reports that Duke Titus Scipio Germanicus was the winner of the May 10, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.

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Fun with Bills of Mortality - Mon, 2014-05-26 19:33

For those interested in London's 16th century Bills of Mortality, but don't really want to do the research, comedian David Baddiel has the answer. The Bills are part of his 1997 comedy routine available on YouTube. PG-13 for Language.

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London's Borough Market celebrates 1000 years on site - Mon, 2014-05-26 10:00

Medievalists visiting London are often disappointed that little of the medieval city remains, but they may be cheered by a walk through of Borough Market in Southwark which is celebrting its millennium. Stephen Halliday has the story for History Today.

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Japanese IT company to digitize more Vatican documents - Sun, 2014-05-25 16:02

The Vatican Library processes many requests to use documents and manuscripts from its enormous collection, but the increased requests have led to fear that the fragile documents will be damaged. Enter NTT DATA, a Japanese IT company who has been contracted to digitize 3,000 manuscripts at a cost of 18 million euros (US $22.6 million).

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