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Unofficial Court Report Crown Tournament

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2015-07-20 10:51

Their Royal Majesties King Omega V and Queen Etheldreda IV held Court at Crown Tournament, in the Barny of An Dubhaigeainn on May 2. The Gazette thanks Reporting Herald Baron Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen, and additional Court Heralds Mistress Rosalind Bennett, Master Thomas de Castellon, Mistress Alys Macyntoich, Master Rowen Cloteworthy, Master Ryan McWhyte, and Lady Azure Brennan, for providing the following list of business conducted.

1. Brennan mac Feargus Prince

2. Caoilfhoinn ingan Faoilan Princess

3. Ionus Aurelius Serpentius Admiral of the Armies

4. Randall of the Dark Shield of Chvalry

5. Uilliam Twit of Witlow, called Twit Tyger of the East, scroll by Emma Makilmone

6. Sterling of House Three skulls Tyger’s Cub No scroll

7. Children of the East Presentation

8. Cassandra Backlog AoA

9. Eliayhu Al-Talhi Court Barony with Grant, scroll by Vettorio Antonello

10. Sandrine de Berry Court Barony with Grant, scroll by Jonathan Blaecstan

11. Goerijs Goriszoon Court Barony with Grant, scroll by Shadiyah Al-Zhara

12. Katheryn Fontayne Court Barony with Grant, i: Conor O Ceallaigh c: lada

13. Lucius Aurelius Serpentius Court Barony with Grant, scroll by Palotzi Marti

14. Eanraig the Bonesetter Award of Arms, scroll by Leonete d’Angely

15. Eanraig the Bonesetter Silver Rapier No scroll

16. Antonio Patrasso Order of Defense, scroll by Ro Honig von Somerfeldt

17. Frasier MacLeod Order of Defense scroll by Alexandre St. Pierre w: Alys Mackyntoich

18. Donovan Shinnock Order of Defense, scroll by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova


NOTE: There will be several Court Reports posted, without photographs.

Filed under: Court, Tidings

Unofficial Court Report The Tourney of Daffodils

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2015-07-19 20:41

Their Royal Majesties King Omega V and Queen Etheldreda IV held Court at The Tourney of Daffodils, in the Shire of Midland Vale on April 25. The Gazette thanks Reporting Herald and Eastern Crown Herald, Baron Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen, as well as Court Heralds, Mistress Rosalind Bennett, Lady Maria Erika von Ossenheim, and Baroness Mathilde deCadent for providing the following list of business conducted.

1. Johanne aff Visby – Vicerene Ostgardr Fealty

2. Midland Vale Presentation

3. Aislinn Chiabach QAE

4. Brochfael the Anglespurian QAE

5. Lorenz Greylever QAE

6. Mark Groob von Appenzell QAE

7. Arthur le Taverner QAE

8. Hassan ibn ‘Abd al-Malik QAE

9. Yasemin bint al-Hajjar QAE

10. Ekaterine of Anglespur QAE

11. Wentliana Benegrek QAE

12. Liam St Liam QAE

13. Aislinn Chiabach Seamstress to the Crown C&I: Sorcha Dhocair inhean Ui Ruairc W: Ulrich Reinhart

14. Children’s Toy Chest

15. Newcomers to the SCA  received Queen’s favors

16. Alexia Reid QoC No scroll

17. Wentliana Benegrek Seamstress to the the Crown Despina de la Brasov (No Scroll)

18. Briony of Chatham QoC

19. Mark Grob von Appenzell AoA I: Lorita de Siena; C: Nest Verch Tangwistel (2nd Scroll C: Harold von Auerbach; I: Carmelina da Vicari)



20. Wir Coleshulle AoA Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook

21. Brochfael the Anglespurian QoC (No scroll)

22. Ibrahim al-Rashid Maunche Promissory scroll by Faolán an Screcain


NOTE: More Court Reports to come, many without photographs

Filed under: Court, Tidings

Unofficial Court Report for Balfar’s Challenge

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2015-07-19 20:34

Their Royal Majesties King Omega V and Queen Etheldreda IV held Court Balfar’s Challenge, in the Barony of Dragonship Haven on April 18. The Gazette thanks Reporting Herald and Eastern Crown Herald, Baron Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen, for providing the following list of business conducted.

1. Peter the Red QAE

2. Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch QAE

3. Alec Craig QAE

4. Asher de Lincolia QAE

5. David of Quintavia QAE

6. Thomas of Carolingia QAE

7. Arlyana van Wyck QAE

8. Astrid Elfvensdottir QAE

9. Clarice d’Allaines le Comte AoA C & I – Heather Rose DeGordon

10. Bronwen rose of Grayling, known as B’Rose Writ for Laurel C & I Henna Sinclair

11. Isabeau du Valle Court Barony with Grant C & I – Mikel Almond de

12. Auriana Filia Germani Writ for Pelican C & I Jonathon Blackston W – Nest Verch Tangwistel

13. Sara di Salaparuta AOA C – Nest Verch Tangwistel I Angelo the Bookmaker

14. Michel Almond de Champagne Augmentation of Arms C & I – Nest Verch Tangwistel


NOTE: Further reports to follow, many will not have photographs.

Filed under: Court, Tidings Tagged: court report

Unofficial Court Report for Coronation of Omega V and Etheldreda IV

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2015-07-19 20:30

Their Royal Majesties King Omega V and Queen Etheldreda IV held Their First Court at The Coronation of Omega V and Etheldreda IV, in the Barony of Bhakail on April 11. The Gazette thanks Reporting Herald and Eastern Crown Herald, Baron Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen, for providing the following list of business conducted.

1. Thank You Scroll Edward Grey C&I by Mistress Eloise of Coulter

2. Duchess þóra Eiríksdóttir C&I by Mistress Rhonwen glyn Conwy W: Mistress Aildreda de Tamwurthe and Master Lucien de Pontivy

3. Queen’s Guard

4. Edict: Order of Defense Polling

5. Moment of silence for Master Adhemar de Villarquemada

6. Her Grace Persephene Psaras di Salaparuta, Sovereign Queen of Acre Presentation

7. Vachir Arslajin AoA (Backlog) Scroll by Aestrid Feilan

8. Kit of Serpentius AOA (Backlog) C – Kayleigh McWhyte I – Lady Lilly of the Valley

9. Patraic O’Donagal AoA Vettoria Antonello

10. Melody of Bhakail AoA C – Nest Verch Tangwistle I – Robert of Stonemarch

11. Patrick of Bhakhail AoA

12. Damiana Almodóvar de Sevilla OSC C- Nest verch Tangwistle I – Lady Lilly of the Valley

13. Baron Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen Troubadore C- Nest verch Tangwistle

14. Markus der Yaeger AoA C&I – Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova, W: Alys Mackyntoich

15. Roseia Poseia AoA I – Pam Ansi C- Constance de St. Denis W – Alys Mackyntoich

16. Antonio Patrasso Writ for MOD Henna Sinclair

17. Frasier MacLeod Writ for MOD C&I: Elenor Catlyng W – Alexandre Lerot d’Avigne

18. Donovan Shinnock Writ for MOD Aesa Sturludottir


NOTE: More Court Reports to come, many without photographs.

Filed under: Court, Tidings

Official Phone Number for Kingdom Seneschale

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2015-07-18 19:18

This message was posted at the request of Mistress Cori Ghora, Kingdom Seneschale.

I will be conducting Kingdom business through the new Kingdom phone number for the rest of my term. This is 920-931-2523   OR   920-931-ALCE

Remember to dial 1 first.

When I pass the office of Kingdom Seneschal to Duke Christopher Rawlins in the fall, the phone will also pass to him, so the number will remain the same.

Yes, it is a Northshield area code.  It was the only Google phone number I could get that had SOMETHING to do with Æthelmearc in it.

The phone companies have not yet come to terms with our Æ.



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Eastern Champions for Pennsic

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-07-18 11:02

The Gazette is pleased to share the collected East Kingdom Champions for Pennsic XLIV.

Armored Combat – Belted

Melee Team:

HRM (Now Duke) Gregor leads his belted champions out on the field of Pennsic 42

Sir Cedric of Armorica
Sir Ivar Volosatoi
Sir Osgkar of the Wood
Sir Alexander de Hauteville
Sir Gui avec cheval de Guise
Master Wulfstan the Unshod
Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern
Sir Manfred von Halstern
Sir Stephen Grandchamp
Sir Angus McHaley
Sir Mohammad Sevim Oglu Gowan Oglu
Duke Ronald Wilmot
Sir Jan Janowicz Bogdanski
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk
Sir Gareth Grey de Wilton

Master Karl Meerstapa
Count Arlof O’Donovae of Aranmor
Syr Marcus Blackaert
Sir Matthew Moraveous Avdenmork

The Belted Champions War Point is scheduled for 11:00 AM on Sunday August 2nd according to the schedule published on the Pennsic website.

Matched (Heroic) Champions:

Prince Brennen mac Fearghus
Duke Gregor von Heisler
Duke Edward Grey of Lochleven
Sir Steffan von Dresden
Master Ionness Aurelius Serpentius

Sir Luis de Castilla
Count Ruslan Novgorodcev
Sir Pellandres dit le Frère

The Matched Champions War Point is scheduled for 12:00 PM on Sunday August 2nd according to the schedule published on the Pennsic website.

Armored Combat – Unbelted

Melee Team

Unbelted champions Pennsic 42 Photo by Baroness Rainillt Leia de Bello Marisco

Euric Germanicis
Lord Aiden of Coldwood
Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson the Nice
Baron Sigurthr Vigurhafn
Baron Matthias Grunwold
Lord Brien McShane
Lord Asgar Rolfes sune
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson
Lord Tiernan McAlpine
Colin O’Rien, known as Wee Colin
Klaus of Bloodguard
Lord Gawyn O’Clery
Lord William McCrimmon
Hassan Al-Kalik
Dominus Tiberius Nautius Maximus
Lord Ryouko’jin of Iron Skies
Lord Harold Hawkinson
Fergus of Serpentius


Derk Hammer
Ulf Hof Hor
Lord Godric White Wolf
Lord Gunther der Dunkle
Matias Barabbas


The Unbelted Champions War Point is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Sunday August 2nd according to the schedule published on the Pennsic website.

Matched (Heroic) Champions
Lord Ingvar Thorsteinsson, called Critter
Lord Hrafn Bonesetter
Lord Kennimathor Geirsson
Lord Simon Gwynn
Lord Dimitri Stephonivich
Lord Arn Ulriksonn
Lord Richard Crowe
Lord Gavin von Abentrot
Lord Sterling De La Rosa
The Honorable Lord Erich Hunderman

Lord Donnan Fitzgerald
Dominus Spurius Genucius Rutilus
Lord Richard Leviathan
Lord Damon Von Drachenklaue
Bergens Fenn
Joseph Von Ulm

The Matched Champions War Point is scheduled for 12:00 PM on Sunday August 2nd according to the schedule published on the Pennsic website.

Rapier Combat

Melee Team:

Rapier Melee Champions Photo by Mistress Brita Mairi Svensdottir

Dona Anastasia da Monte
Don Lottieri Malocchio
Master Caine Ramsey
Don Thomas of Effingham
Don Quinten Brilliant
Don Ogedei Becinjab
Don Borujin Acilaldai
Don Melchior Kriebel
Lord Llewellyn Walsh
Lord Xavier the Sinister

Prince Brennan Mac Fearghus
Duke Edward Grey of Lochleven
Lord Aiden McShane
Lord Yehuda ben Moshe
Dionisio de Dessio

The Rapier Champions War Point is scheduled for 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 5th according to the schedule published on the Pennsic website.
Heroic Champions:
King’s Champion: Master Antonio Patrasso
Queen’s Champion: Lady Sorcha Dhocair
Master Donovan Shinnock
Maestro Pasqual del Mar
Don Remy de la Montagne de Gascogne
Lord Lupold Hass

Baron Krishtof Vasilii syn Daroslav
Don Thomas delbroc
Don Orlando Sforza

The Rapier Heroic Champions War Point is scheduled to immediately follow the Rapier Champions Melee according to the schedule published on the Pennsic website.

Other Champions

The Eastern Arts and Sciences Champions were announced earlier this summer as reported in the Gazette at that time. As usual, those representing the East as Archery and Thrown Weapons Champions will be determined at Pennsic.

Congratulations to all who will be representing the East at Pennsic!

*The Gazette has made every effort to obtain correct spelling and titles for all gentles. Please feel free to contact us with any corrections, and we will fix them*

Filed under: Archery, Fencing, Heavy List, Pennsic

Court Report: AEthelmearc AEcademy and War College, July 4, A.S. 50

AEthelmearc Gazette - Thu, 2015-07-16 17:23

Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy & Gabrielle II, King and Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of Their Majesties’ Court at Army Muster, Æthelmearc Æcademy and War College, 4 July Anno Societatis L, in the Shire of Stormsport. As recorded by Their Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai.

In the morning:

Their Majesties received Their Equestrian Champions, THL Meadhbh inghean ui Bhaoghaill and Lord Rhiannon Elandris.

Their Majesties summoned Their Order of the Pelican, then called for THL Zoe Akropolitina. Zoe asked for a moment before being sent to vigil, and such being given, returned the belt that marked her as Mistress Jenna MacPherson of Lion’s Tower’s protegé, and also returned the trappings she had received from Mistress Alexandra dei Campagnella and Sir Alonzio of the Peacemakers. Being now relieved of her obligations, Zoe was now free to contemplate elevation to the Pelican, and so was escorted by the Companions of the Pelican to the vigil set for her.

Following the presentation of the riders competing to be Æthelmearc Equestrian Champions:

Their Majesties, knowing well the effort put into competitions like the one about to commence by the horses as well as the riders, They inducted Finn, Mira, Mouse and Rex into the Sylvan Steeds.

In the evening:

Their Majesties invited all the children present to follow Lady Alethea Cowle to the back of Court, where there were treat bags that they might amuse themselves through the business of Court.

Her Excellency Alicia Langland, Chancellor of the Æthelmearc Æcademy, along with Their Excellencies Fridrikr Tomasson and Orianna Fridrikskona, Kingdom Arts and Sciences Ministers , asked for time in Their Majesties’ Court to thank all those who attended and taught at the event. Mistress Alicia then further spoke of one who had taught at Æcademies for decades, and thus duly impressed with his dedication to the education of the Kingdom, named Baron Will Langdon of Greymorne as a Fellow of the Æcademy.

The equestrians of the Kingdom came into Court to witness Shishido-nagon Tora Gozen accept Lady Maeve ni Suirtain as her equerry.

While Lady Maeve was in Court, Their Majesties recognized her for being a backbone of the equestrian community as well as a liaison for newcomers, and so named her a Companion of the Golden Alce. Scroll by Countess Aidan ni Leir.

Lady Maeve is inducted into the Golden Alce. Photo by Mikus Magellus.

While the other equestrians were in Court, Their Majesties invited Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin to attend them, and for her devotion to the Æthelmearc Gazette and the Kingdom, created her a Baroness of the Court. Copper scroll etched by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova. Coronet created by Lord Magnus de Lyons, Coronet box by Lord Rhiannon Elandris.

THL Meadhbh inghean ui Bhaoghaill, the King’s Equestrian Champion, was brought forth to announce her successor. She took a moment to thank all those who had contributed to the equestrian community in Æthelmearc, then announced that Shishido-nagon Tora Gozen had emerged as the victor, and she was named King’s Equestrian Champion, invested with the regalia of her station and invited to join Their Majesties’ Court.

Lord Rhiannon Elandris, the Queen’s Equestrian Champion, was brought forth to announce that his replacement, as well, had been chosen that day. THL Morien MacBain was then named the Queen’s Equestrian Champion, invested with the regalia of his station and invited to join Their Majesties’ Court.

Lord Alrekr Bergsson, who had marshaled the day’s archery shoot, came forth and announced that Maestro Jacopo di Niccolo had outshot all the others and won the day. Maestro Jacopo, however, offered the prize for the competition to Linette of Arindale, who had been the only youth to compete against the adults in the competition.

Broddr Refsson presented Their Majesties with a piece of art he had created commemorating Æthelmearc’s alliances in the upcoming Pennsic War.

Lady Adeliz Argenti was inducted into the Order of the Keystone for her many years of service to the Kingdom, including serving in kitchens as well as providing assistance to the marshals and ministers of the lists. Scroll by Countess Aidan ni Leir.

Lady Adeliz receives her Keystone. Photo by Mikus Magellus.

Baron Meszaros Janos was created a Companion of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc for his research into period cooking, and his development of the Food Lab, which is a traveling kitchen that allows period cooking under almost any circumstances. Scroll in progress illuminated by Lady Isabel Fleuretan to be calligraphed by Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai.

Baron Janos receives a Fleur d’AEthelmearc. Photo by Mikus Magellus.

Sir Steffan Ulfkellson came forth to announce the winners of the day’s tournaments: Baron Vladisla Nikulich was the victor in the Atlantian speed tournament, and His Majesty was the victor in the Warlord tournament.

Baron William receives a Gage. Photo by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

Sir Steffan then also announced the gentles present who had qualified to be chosen for the Allied Champions’ Heavy Weapons Battle at Pennsic. He then announced Baron Vladisla Nikulich, THL Jussi Laplein, THL Ian Kennoven, THL Bluestar, and Baron William Freskyn Murray. Their Majesties bade Sir Steffan hold a moment, for They had business with Baron William, who was the only fighter announced who was not in the Order of the Gage. They then inducted Baron William into that Order for his prowess in heavy weapons, as well as his marshaling and teaching of those skills to others. Scroll illuminated by Baroness Anastasie de l’Amoure and calligraphed by Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai upon wording by Baroness Alex.

Their business being finished, Sir Steffan then announced the other fighters present who had qualified, namely, THL Morien MacBain, Baron Friderich Swartzwalder, Lord Markus Skalpr Grimsson and Steffan (Guilford) Einarson.

Their Majesties then called for THL Zoe Akropolitina and the Companions of the Order of the Pelican. Zoe confirmed that she had received counsel from the Companions and others present at the day’s event, and she was prepared to receive elevation to that Order. Duchess Tessa the Huntress praised Zoe’s devotion to training and recruiting for both combat archery and youth combat, two pursuits that were near and dear to Her Grace when she was Queen. Sir Alonzio of the Peacemakers recalled his days as Baron of the Debatable Lands, when Zoe decided that the Baronial encampment at Pennsic needed walls and towers, and arrived with all the materials and “just made it happen.”

Duchess Dorinda Courtenay, Æthelmearc’s Principal of the Order of Defense, while musing about the current arguments about what the purview of the Order of Defense in Peerage ceremonies would come to be, spoke to Zoe’s defense of the Kingdom, for she has not only taught both adults and youth how to defend Æthelmearc, but even more importantly, has taught others how to teach still others effectively. Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen of the Order of the Laurel praised Zoe’s skill in crafting, specifically, in crafting joy and inclusion, that any who wish to be part of our Society will feel welcome and knowledgeable.

Sir Sextus Plinius Callidus of the Order of the Pelican and former Society Marshal for Youth Combat testified to the countless hours that Zoe devoted to youth combat, both in Æthelmearc and at Pennsic War, and called her an angel of life and death. Being moved by the testimony of these Peers of the Realm, Their Majesties named Zoe to the Order of the Pelican, granted her Arms by Letters Patent, and presented her with the ancestral Pelican medallion of Æthelmearc, a personal medallion, and a cloak bearing the badge of the Order. Mistress Zoe Akropolitina then presented her Oath of service to the Crown. Scroll by progress by Mistress Liadhain ni Chleirigh na Coille.

His Majesty announced that Duchess Dorinda Courtenay, Countess Elena d’Artois, Sir Kadan Chakhilghan, Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen and Don Clewin Kupferhelbelinc had qualified to be chosen for the Allied Champions’ Fencing Battle at Pennsic. He then asked Mistress Euriol of Lothian to announce that THL Kieran MacRae and Lady Sumayya al Ghaziyah had qualified to be chosen for the Allied Champions’ Arts & Sciences Competition at Pennsic.

Those who had donated time and effort towards the scrolls given out that day were invited to stand forth and be recognized.

Her Majesty recognized Lady Rowena MacCara for her generosity in allowing so many others to ride on her horse Mira and her diligence in assisting with the cleanup of the equestrian site, and Mira for being so amenable to the day’s activities, as Her inspirations for the day.

Lady Rowena MacCara. Photo by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

There being no further business, Their Majesties’ Court was closed.

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St Swithin’s Bog Throwback Three Day

AEthelmearc Gazette - Thu, 2015-07-16 11:15

The Bog would like to welcome you to our event this year.
We’re calling it Throwback Three Day in the hopes that you’ll appear
To celebrate our past with us, it will be such a treat.
We’ll have marshal activities, scribal arts, and the best food to eat.
Their Majesties will be here, and the Prince and Princess, too.
What better day to meet up with old friends and with new.

Please join the Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog as we celebrate our past at this year’s Throwback Three Day event this weekend. We’re in the mood to reminisce, so bust out that old garb you haven’t worn in years, and bring us your stories and old photographs from Bog events past.

Throwback Three Day will be held Friday July 17th-Sunday July 19th at the New Germany Grove- 1635 New Germany Rd Summerhill, Pa 15958. The site opens on Friday July 17th at 5:00pm and closes promptly at 12:00pm on Sunday. Camping is free and very much encouraged. No shower facilities are available, but please feel free to bring your own amenities. The site is discreetly wet and above ground fires are permitted. No pets allowed on site. The autocrat for this event is THLady Ursula of Rouen (Danielle Duvall, PO Box 661, Shepherdstown, WV 25443). Any questions can be sent to her at 540-287-1748 or Co-Autocrat for this event is THLady Rois O’Faye called Rosheen (Tracey Zimmerman) who can be reached at

The site fee for this weekend of friends, food and fellowship will be $10 for adults, $5 for children agest 6-17. Children 5 and under are the esteemed guests of Their Excellencies. Checks can be made payable to “SCA, Inc; Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog”. There will be a $5 non-member charge.

Refreshments will be available Friday night for those camping, as well as breakfast Saturday morning. A Saturday day board is included in the site fee. Feast will be available Saturday evening for $8, and will be limited to the first 64 people. All dietary concerns should be sent to our Head Cook who promises several “Throw Back” treats and a day board that is sure to astound, Mistress AElfra Long (Sherry Meyers) at

Numerous activities will be held throughout the day Saturday including: the last leg of the Kingdom A&S Challenge, the 7 Pearls fencing tournament, and the AE 500 tournament. There will be fencing and heavy pick-ups in the afternoon, as well as throwing on the thrown weapons range. Scribes are encouraged to bring their paints and brushes and compete in the 7th Annual Iron Scribe competition.

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Pennsic Newcomers’ Services

AEthelmearc Gazette - Thu, 2015-07-16 10:46

The Æthelmearc Kingdom Chatelaine, THLady Desiderata Drake, would like to invite those who are new to the SCA and/or new to Pennsic, to the following activities:

Newcomers’ Point

This year the East Kingdom Chatelaine, Lord Erhart von Stuttgart, and I are coordinating the return of Newcomers’ Point. It will be mostly geared towards those who are new to the SCA, but will also have some helpful information for those new to Pennsic. Chatelaines from around the Known World will be on hand to provide information on local groups, different types of activities in the SCA, and some SCA basics (who’s that in the pointy hat, what is court, etc.). The Newcomers’ tent will be in AS 15, between Lost & Found and the Dance tent (see map below), and will be open noon-4pm, Saturday, August 1 through Wednesday, August 5.

Newcomers’ Social

For the second year, the Æthelmearc Chatelaines will be hosting the Newcomers’ Social at 2pm on Sunday, August 2nd in the Newcomers’ Tent (AS 15). Newcomers are encouraged to come and meet other Newcomers as well as Chatelaines from around the Known World, ask questions, and partake of some light refreshments. Rumor has it that there may be some Royals attending to welcome the newcomers as well.

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A Letter from the Deputy Mayor for Land at Pennsic 44

AEthelmearc Gazette - Thu, 2015-07-16 00:03

After spending last weekend at Cooper’s Lake and looking at the situation there, several hard decisions were made for the 11,765 people preregistered for Pennsic.

No further condensing could be done on the 18 blocks that were seriously over-booked because most blocks could not sustain extra people without compromising the safety of the campers. The groups that had to be moved off their blocks due to this over-crowding were chosen based on the number of people needing to be moved. A total of 383 campers were over the limit in their block and were relocated.

With 3 more storms forecast for this week, it would only get worse.

The blocks that were closed due to flooding added 91 campers to be moved due to their blocks closing (including the camps of the Mayor and Land1).

That made 474 campers for whom we needed to find another home, for this year ONLY. No seniority will be compromised! Tough decisions were made and we ask that you wait till you arrive and see the status of your block.

I will be available in the Great Hall during Land hours for anyone wishing to discuss this.

Lady Magdalena Winter
Land One, Pennsic 44

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2015 Fourth Quarter Board of Directors Meeting Announced

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-07-15 17:30

The Board of Directors is excited to announce the 2015 Fourth Quarter Board of Directors Meeting to take place in the Sylvan Kingdom of Aethelmearc on Saturday, October 24, 2015.

The location is The Embassy Suites, Pittsburg International Airport, 550 Cherryington Parkway
Corapolis, PA 15108.
Start time is 9:00 a.m. ET.

Modern clothing is requested. All members and interested parties are encouraged to attend.

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

You may also email

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.

Filed under: Announcements, Corporate

Æthelmearc Youth Background Check Policy for Pennsylvania

AEthelmearc Gazette - Wed, 2015-07-15 16:03

The following policy and procedure document was previously posted on the Kingdom website by the Kindom Seneschale, Mistress Cori Ghora, and updated today.

Kingdom of Æthelmearc Youth Officer/Marshal Background Check and Mandated Reporter Training Policy and Procedures Including for Officers Active in Pennsylvania

Please note that these policies apply to all people working with minors in the State of Pennsylvania as warranted officers of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., whether the person volunteering lives in Pennsylvania or is coming in from another state to work at activities held in Pennsylvania on a regular basis (30 days or more aggregate through the calendar year).

This includes but is not limited to all warranted Youth Officers, Youth Marshals, Youth Fencing Marshals, Sparring Marshals, Local Knights Marshal and Group Fighting and Fencing Marshals who have minors fighting or fencing as adults at local practices in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Local Seneschals are encouraged but not required to take the Mandated Reporter Training and get required Background Check (BGC). Pennsylvania Local Seneschals should ensure at least one person in their group has completed all mandated requirements for working with minors.

Please Note:
Completing the Background Check Process and taking the Online Mandated Reporter Training does not replace the Society-required “Two-Deep Rule.”

Any Society activity where there are minors present MUST HAVE TWO UN-RELATED ADULTS present at all times.


As of July 1, 2015, any currently warranted officer of the SCA, including marshals, are grandfathered in on the required Pennsylvania Background Check requirements. These officers have until July 1, 2016 to bring their Background Check certifications into compliance. Please follow the BGC procedure listed under NEW OFFICERS below for obtaining your Background Checks and getting reimbursed for the fees.

Current officers are, however, required to take the free, easy, online Mandated Reporter Training as soon as possible. All Officers must have their training certification in to the Kingdom by August 30, 2015 to maintain their warrant.

Please see the listing below for training links.


For any person applying to be a Warranted Youth Officer/Marshal:

  • Apply with your Kingdom Youth Officer/Marshal to be accepted for the Warranting Process.

For any person applying to serve as Knight Marshal or Marshal of Fence in Pennsylvania groups.

  • Apply with your Kingdom Earl Marshal to be accepted for the Warranting Process.

The first part of this application will include turning in an online Mandated Reporter Training Certificate of Completion.

  • If accepted, the Kingdom Officer will issue permission (Reimbursement Certificate signed by the Kingdom Officer approving candidate to request reimbursement for PA BGC fees.) to apply to the Kingdom for reimbursement of the costs for the Pennsylvania required background checks.
  • At this time, the Kingdom Youth Officer/Marshal will also issue to the candidate the paperwork required for the Society Background Checks. Fill this out and mail/fax it to the Society (Contact info on forms). All Warranted Youth Officers and Youth Marshals in AEthelmearc still require Society Background Checks. The PA BGC is in addition to this Society requirement.
  • The Kingdom Youth Officer/Marshal will notify the Kingdom Seneschal of the candidate’s approval for a Society BGC via email, including:
    • Membership number and expiration date
    • Applicant’s full legal name
    • SCA name
    • Address, with City, State and Zip
    • Email
    • Phone number


The Kingdom Seneschal will verify that the candidate may be approved for a Society BGC and shall forward that approval to the Society Corporate Officers.

  • The Kingdom and the individual will both receive outcomes of the Society BGC.
  • The Kingdom does not receive the PA BGC outcomes. The candidate must provide those to the Kingdom.
  • When the BGC results for Pennsylvania come back, the candidate may turn the results, any related material, the signed “Volunteer Clearance Exception” statement (if required), and the Reimbursement Certificate in to the Kingdom (Seneschal Office), with a Kingdom Reimbursement Form, to be compensated for the costs of the BGC. The Kingdom will only reimburse when receiving results and all supporting required documentation.…/exchequ…/reimbursement_form.pdf
  • The Seneschal will scan required documents and distribute to the Kingdom Officers as required for the individual’s specific warrant. The Seneschal Office will maintain a list of all PA and Society BGC requests and outcomes.
  • The ‘originals’ of all documents will be stored with the Kingdom Archivist/Waiver Secretary.
  • Scanned signed documents stored in a static format (PDF) are acceptable as ‘originals’. Email is acceptable for sending these static documents to the Kingdom.
  • When the candidate has completed any additional requirements as required by the specific activity, they will then be warranted. Completion of Background Check requirements is a precursor to training as a Marshal or Youth Officer and does not guarantee warranting as an Officer.
  • Rosters of warranted officers with the PA Endorsement will be maintained in addition to the standard Roster of Officers by the applicable Kingdom Officers.

Pennsylvania will be waiving the $10 fee for its Criminal Background Check and Child welfare Background Check starting July 25, 2015

If you have been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years:

  • Pennsylvania State Police Clearance ($10)
    Click here to apply online OR
    Click here to download the form for printing and mailing
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance ($10)
    Click here to apply online OR
    Click here to download the form for printing and mailing
  • Proof of completion of online Mandated Reporter training (free)
    Click here to access the course through the University of Pittsburgh; takes 2-3 hours to complete. This document will show other options available for fulfilling the course requirement.
  • Signed “Volunteer Clearance Exception” statement
    Click here to download the statement
    The “Volunteer Exception Form” is definitely required for people who’ve lived in PA for 10+ years and don’t have to take the FBI Background Check. See the next-to-last paragraph on the first page here. Based on this same document, please get any required FBI checks through the Department of Human Services, not the Department of Education, as the SCA, Inc. is not a school. This also saves a bit on the cost ($25.75 vs. $27)

When forms are completed on line, other than the Volunteer Exception Form which MUST be printed be signed, all of the certifications come as electronic documents by email or as a certificate that displays at the end of the process. As such, it should not be necessary to print and scan those documents. Be aware of this fact when working with the systems as it can be easy to miss where option to print, especially where it shows up at the end of the Mandated Reporter course.


If you have NOT been a continuous resident of Pennsylvania for the past 10 years:

  • Pennsylvania State Police Clearance ($10)
    Click here to apply online OR
    Click here to download the form for printing and mailing
  • Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance ($10)
    Click here to apply online OR
    Click here to download the form for printing and mailing
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report-PDE ($27)
    Click here to register online at the Cogent website. After you register online, you will need to visit a Cogent fingerprint facility. The Cogent website includes a map noting where these facilities are located throughout Pennsylvania. Based on this document, please get any required FBI checks through the Department of Human Services, not the Department of Education, as the SCA, Inc. is not a school. This also saves a bit on the cost ($25.75 vs. $27)
  • Proof of completion of online Mandated Reporter training (free)
    • Click here to access the course through the University of Pittsburgh; takes 2-3 hours to complete

When forms are completed on line, other than the Volunteer Exception Form which MUST be printed be signed, all of the certifications come as electronic documents by email or as a certificate that displays at the end of the process. As such, it should not be necessary to print and scan those documents. Be aware of this fact when working with the systems as it can be easy to miss where option to print, especially where it shows up at the end of the Mandated Reporter course.

If you have your state’s equivalent clearances (typically required for people in positions like teacher, coach, and medical personnel), then you may not need to obtain Pennsylvania clearances. However, you may be required to sign the “Volunteer Clearance Exception” statement noted above for PA residents.

If you do NOT have your state’s equivalent clearances, you may look into acquiring them in your state, or you may be able to obtain PA clearances using the list above for people who have not been continuous residents of PA for 10 years.

Thank you for your patience during these changing times.

Seneschale, AEthelmearc

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Chirurgeons Guild Established

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-07-15 11:56

Unto all Gentles of the Knowne World, whatsoever their title may be, does Mistress Fia Kareman send greetings.

It is with excitement that I announce that a Chirurgeons Guild has been established, and as of today, is considered active.

Several months ago, a small group of dedicated individuals came together to continue the tradition of the Chirurgeons and to provide first aid for those that request it at events held by the SCA. We have created a Handbook of Rules and Regulations of the Chirurgeons Guild, established a Googlegroups for discussion, set up a basic website, and an email for questions.

Most importantly, we are starting to follow these Rules and call ourselves a Guild, and act as such, at any event going forward. We may have a few growing pains, but we are eager to help and serve as we have always done.

Please feel free to use the links below to join the Guild, ask questions, provide suggestions, and read the Rules and Regulations as they currently stand. We look forward to your participation, input, and support into growing our Guild.

We welcome all questions, comments, and suggestions, as long as they remain civil. We want to make this the best that it can be moving forward, and hope that we have your support in doing so.

Mistress Fia Kareman, CSC, OP
Chirurgeon General of the Chirurgeons Guild

Email –
Discussion Group –
Website –
Handbook –

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Kingdom Chirurgeon’s Office Becomes a Guild

AEthelmearc Gazette - Wed, 2015-07-15 06:42

On July 11, the Society Seneschal announced that the Office of Chirurgeon will be disbanded effective August 10, A.S. L (2015).

The Æthelmearc Gazette asked our Kingdom Chirurgeon, Baroness Constance Glyn Dŵr, what’s next for those who wish to render (or receive) first aid assistance at SCA events. Here is her reply:


Worry not my fellow citizens of Æthelmearc, though the BOD may disband the Chirurgeons as an SCA office, we are still here. Several months ago, a small group of dedicated individuals came together to form a Chirurgeon’s Guild, to continue the tradition of the Chirurgeons and to provide first aid for those that request it at events held by the SCA. The guild is already operating, and on an SCA-wide scale. The badge stays the same as well, so if you need us, just ask for a Chirurgeon. It’s my pleasure to serve as Kingdom Guildmistress.

If you have any questions please email me at

Baroness Constance Glyn Dŵr
Kingdom Chirurgeon

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Court Report: Pax Interruptus XXXIX, June 27, A.S. 50

AEthelmearc Gazette - Tue, 2015-07-14 21:40

Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy & Gabrielle II, King and Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of Their Majesties’ Court at Pax Interruptus, 27 June Anno Societatis L, in the Barony of Thescorre, accompanied by His Highness, Magnus Tindal, Prince of Æthelmearc, and Their Excellencies, Aquila and Bronwyn, Baron and Baroness of Thescorre. As recorded by Master Dagonell Collingwood, White Horn Herald.

In the morning:

Their Majesties gave leave to Their Excellencies to hold their final baronial court.

Lady Elen Woderose was inducted into the order of the Keystone in recognition of her service to the Barony of Thescorre as event steward and pursuivant, and her service to the Kingdom in all matters heraldic. Her scroll was crafted by Master Caleb Reynolds.

Baron Aquila d’Athos was made a companion of the order of the Sycamore for his work in wood, leather, embroidery and forging. His leather pouches and belts, his forged nails and his feast gear boxes were recognized as works of art. His scroll was crafted by Lady Vivienne.

Lord Marius Sittius was called forward to join the order of the Keystone for his work in support of fencing in the Shire of Hartstone, including organizing practice, recruiting fencers, and helping them obtain gear. The Lady Arsalan Egiseg, who crafted the scroll for Marius, acted as herald, reading forth the words of his recognition first in Latin and then in the common tongue.

Abigail Kelhoge was raised to membership in the order of the Sycamore, and thereby awarded arms, for her lovely calligraphy and illumination as well as her costuming skills. Lady Abigail’s scroll was the work of Mistress Ekaterina Volkova.

Lady Genevote Nau d’Anjou was inducted into the order of the Sycamore for her knowledge and skills in the fibre arts and for her enthusiasm in sharing her knowledge across the Kingdom. HRM Gabrielle has personally expressed appreciation for Lady Genevote’s instruction on the creation of a two coloured lucet cord. The scroll was crafted by Baroness Anastasie.

Lord Andrew of Thescorre was made a member of the order of the Golden Alce (on the fourth of June, A. S. 50) for his martial skills. It was noted that he has recently served his Barony first as heavy weapons champion and then as thrown weapons champion. He was presented a scroll by the hand of Master Caleb Reynolds.

Randal of Berwik was called forward to receive a scroll for his induction into the Order of the Golden Alce dating from December 14, AS XLVIII.

Their Majesties then asked their Excellencies, Aquila d’Athos and Bronwyn nic Gregor, to stand before them and thanked them for their long service and care for the Barony of Thescorre. Athos and Bronwyn were divested of their coronets and given leave to depart. Then did the populace of Thescorre petition their Majesties for Her Excellency Sadira bint Wassouf to be appointed Baroness of Thescorre, and so did their Majesties welcome Sadira with her son, Wassouf, her daughter Nuzhah, and her son-by-marriage, Kevin, together with her retainers. Lady Nuzhah did sing before the King and Queen of her mother Sadira and of Thescorre. Then did Gabrielle and Timothy of Æthelmearc speak and create Sadira once more Baroness of Thescorre, and place upon her head the coronet. And into her hands did they place the coronet of the Baron of Thescorre, to be held in trust for the Barony whilst she is Baroness. Then Baroness Sadira did swear her fealty to their Majesties and take her place on the baronial throne.

Their Majesties then recalled Aquila d’Athos and Bronwyn nic Gregor to appear before them and created them Baron and Baroness of the Court, and did confirm their Arms by Grant.

In the evening:

Their Majesties gave leave to Her Excellency to hold court to transact baronial business.

Then did their Majesties give Sir Byron and Sir Ariella leave to speak of the Golden Chain tourney held that day. And by their witness it was known that two fighters stood above the rest in that tourney and contested long and hard, with many bouts ending in “double kills” until at last THL Bluestar Child emerged the victor over THL Thorsol Solinauga.

Their Majesties summoned Jari Antenson before them and spoke of his service, and that he has always a pair of willing hands to set up pavilions and tents, dig sump holes, and in general provide aid and support in the physical set-up and take-down of events. For this work, and the pleasant mien in which he performs it, was he awarded arms. Lord Jari’s scroll was crafted by Baroness Anastasie de l’Amoure.

Baroness Laurencia of Carlisle was invited into court, as she had business before their Majesties. She did bring them a gift, but before she could present it, the Order of the Fleur was called forth, and Laurencia was, for her great skill in the Fibre Arts, created one of their number. Her scroll was crafted by Meisterin Felicitas Flußmüllnerin.

Baroness Sadira requested leave to reopen her court to award the victors of the tournaments sponsored by her barony that day. This was done, and also was THL Andrew of Thescorre proclaimed victor in the Seven Pearls Thrown Weapons competition.

Their Majesties summoned their Order of the Millrind to appear before them, and pronounced it lacking one. Baroness Helena al Zarqa called forth and—for her long service in many fields of endeavour, including organizing events, acting as chronicler, marshall of fence, minister of arts and sciences, and garbing the populace—made the newest member of the order of the Millrind.

Her Majesty requested that Sir Wulfstan of Hartstone come before her to receive from her hand tokens to convey to all those gentles of the Shire of Hartstone who made the new list ropes that were used at the recent Crown Tourney.   She then called forward Lady Venetia Elisabetta to receive a token for being her Majesty’s inspiration at Pax Interruptus that day.

There being no further business, Their Majesties’ Court was closed.

All photos by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.

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Pennsic: restrictions du campement du aux conditions météorologiques

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-07-14 15:02

Cet article est maintenant disponible en Français. Veuillez cliquer sur le lien ci-dessous.

Pennsic Campground Restrictions due to Weather Conditions / Pennsic: restrictions du campement du aux conditions météorologiques

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Those Magnificent Monks In Their Flying Machines

AEthelmearc Gazette - Tue, 2015-07-14 06:49

by Baron Caleb Reynolds.

From a British film on Elmer of Malmesbury.

In the opening years of the 11th Century, a monk, living at Wiltshire Abbey, constructed a flying machine and leapt from one of the abbey’s towers. Fantastically, the monk, named Eilmer of Malmesbury, did not die, but soared like a bird. A hundred and twenty years later, the historian William of Malmesbury recorded the following lines:

“Wherefore a certain Monk of our Monastery, by name Eilmer … was a man learned for those times, of mature age and in his youth had hazarded an attempt of singular temerity. He had by some contrivance fastened wings to his hands and feet so that, mistaking fable for true, he might fly like Daedalus, and, collecting the breeze on the summit of a tower, he flew for more than the distance of a furlong. [1] But, agitated by the violence of the wind and the swirling of air, as well as by awareness of his rashness, he fell, broke his legs, and was lame ever after. He used to relate as the cause of his failure his forgetting to provide himself a tail.” [2]

The abbot forbade Eilmer from ever experimenting with flight again, and thus human flight was curtailed for centuries. [3] But, dear reader, do not think of Eilmer’s attempt as a failure. The tower Eilmer launched himself from is no longer standing, but the present abbey is of a similar height: 25 meters. Local legend states that Eilmer landed in Oliver Lane, some 200 meters from the present day abbey. An impressive first attempt. The flight might have been longer if not for the wind. “But William says that Eilmer flew “spatio stadii et plus,” or more than 600 feet,” before falling.” [4]

So, Eilmer either glided 200 meters straight into the ground, breaking both of his legs on landing, or flew for 200 meters, lost control and fell from some height and then broke both of his legs. In either case, quite impressive, and quite inspiring. The flight of Eilmer was told and retold by historians. First by William of Malmesbury [5] who would have had access to the abbey’s records and would have spoken to people whose parents or grandparents might have seen the flight with their own eyes.

Helinand quotes William verbatim in the 1299 “Chronicon,” as does Alberic of Trois-Fontaines in 1241. Vincent of Beauvais re-told Eilmer’s story in 1250 in “Speculum.” In 1352 Ralph Higden, in his Polychronicon, renamed the monk Oliver due to a mistranslation. Henry Knighton and John of Trevisa, did write about “Oliver’s” flight in their histories. Roger Bacon did not mention Eilmer by name, but in his discussions on human flight wrote, “Such devices have long since been made, as well as in our own day, and it is certain that there is a flying machine. I have not seen one, nor have I known anyone who has seen one. But I know a wise man who has designed one.” [6] Personally, I think that that is a mistranslation: there is no evidence of any medieval flyers during Bacon’s life [7] and the final line, of the quote, might have been “But I know OF a wise man who has designed one.”

The amazing thing was not that one monk managed to fly for 200 meters, some 1100 years ago, the truly amazing thing was that it took so long for another European to make another attempt. [8]

“There is, however, no evidence that memory of Eilmer’s feat helped to stimulate the new burst of speculation and experiment about aviation which occurred in Italy in the later fifteenth century. Even before 1449 the engineer Giovanni da Fontana rejects the idea of ascent by hot-air balloons as too hazardous of fire, but expresses entire confidence that human flight can be achieved with mechanical wings. Indeed, he has thought of making some himself, “sed aliis distractus occupationibus non perfeci.” Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches of parachutes and flying devices are well known but none appears to have been constructed. The evidence that in the 1490’s Giovanni Battista Danti of Perugia flew in a glider over Lake Trasimeno has as yet emerged in no document earlier than 1648. But we must assume that when, in October 1507, an Italian named Giovanni Damiani, who in 1504 had been appointed Abbot of Tungland, a Premonstratensian monastery in Galloway, garbed himself in wings made of feathers, took flight from the walls of Stirling Castle, plummeted, and broke his leg, he was inspired by experiments in his native land rather than by Eilmer’s example. Damiani sardonically announced that his error had been to include hens’ feathers in his wings, since hens have more at scratching in dunghills than for soaring to the heavens.” [9]

[1] 220 yards

[2] Woosnam, p3-4

[3] Jones, p132

[4] White (2), p98

[5] “Gesta regum Anglorum”, 1125

[6] De secretis operibus, cap. 4, in Opera quaedam hactenus inedita, ed. J. S. Brewer (London, 1859), p. 533. For the date, cf. S. C. Easton, Roger Bacon and His Search for a Universal Science (New York, 1952), p. 111 – quoted from various sources

[7] 1214-92

[8] The Iranian philospher al-Jauhari, died in a similar flight attempt in Khorosan, sometime between 1003 and 1008 and there is evidence of men flying while strapped to large kites, in China, around the same time.

[9] White (2), p103-4

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“Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives.” TV Program. Season 1 Episode 5. The Philosopher

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Ereira, Alan; Jones, Terry. “Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives.” Random House, 2009

Huitson, Toby. Stairway to Heaven: The Functions of Medieval Upper Spaces. Oxbow Books. 2014

Kealey, Edward J. “Harvesting the Air: Windmill Pioneers in Twelfth-century England.” University of California Press, 1987

Lienhard, John H. “The Engines of Our Ingenuity.” Episode 3: “The Flying Monk.” Radio program; produced by Houston Public Media.

Lienhard, John H. “The Engines of Our Ingenuity.” Episode 1142: “Legend and Flight.” Radio program; produced by Houston Public Media.

Paz, James. “The Falling Body of Eilmer the Flying Monk: Religious Belief and Technological Innovation in Late Anglo-Saxon England.” King’s College London. London Anglo-Saxon Symposium 2014

Sharpe, John. “William of Malmesbury’s Chronicle of the kings of England. From the earliest period to the reign of King Stephen.” London, H. G. Bohn. 1847. Archive.Org: Digitizing sponsor: Northeastern University, Snell Library.

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White, Lynn, Jr. (2) “Eilmer of Malmesbury, An Eleventh Century Aviator. Medieval Religion and Technology.” Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1978, Chapter 4.

White, Lynn, Jr. (3) “Eilmer of Malmesbury, an Eleventh Century Aviator: A Case Study of Technological Innovation, Its Context and Tradition. Technology and Culture.” Vol. 2, No. 2 (Spring, 1961), pp. 97-111 The Johns Hopkins University Press and the Society for the History of Technology

Woosnam, Maxwell. “Eilmer, The Flight and The Comet.” Malmesbury, UK: Friends of Malmesbury Abbey. 1986

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Archery at Pennsic 44

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2015-07-13 22:22

July 14, 2015 Correction: Practices/tryouts for the Archery Champions Teams will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from 5pm to 7pm — not on Tuesday.

Reported by Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood

Shoot the War Points for the East and our Midrealm allies, shoot for the fun of it, or both! There will be plenty of opportunities again this year. Target archery accounts for 7 War Points — 1 for the Archery Champions Team competition, and 2 each for the 3 traditional populace shoots. The populace results will be announced on Friday.

Range set-up takes place on Monday, July 27, starting at 9am, and assistance is very welcome.

The Archery Ranges are officially open from 9am to 5pm beginning Sunday, August 2.

Before August 1, and outside of the official hours, a range can be open if there is a Warranted Target Archery Marshal willing to run the line at a range. (You may bring your own Warranted Target Archery Marshal with you.)

Equipment must be inspected (once) with each archer who will be using it before it can be used on any range.

Archery Marshal meetings will be held Friday, July 31 at 4pm, and Sunday, August 2 at 4pm. Marshals are required to attend one of these meetings, and to serve two shifts on the range.

The Saint Sebastian Shoot, sponsored by the Kingdom of Atlantia, will be Saturday, August 1, 10am to 5pm.

The 3 Populace War Point shoots will be similar to the  last few years, but with a Game of Thrones theme: A  100-yard Castle Turret with a guard inside and a moat  and monster at about 50 yards; a timed Castle  Window shoot at approximately 30 yards; and a  Warrior shoot at the archer’s choice of distances from  15 yards to 55 yards. Archers may shoot up to 5 times  at each of the 3 shoots, on any day or combination of  days. No archer may shoot more than 5 times at each  of the ranges.

Populace War Point Shooting is offered on these days:
Sunday, August 2
Monday, August 3
Tuesday, August 4
Thursday, August 6
Practice is allowed on the actual war point ranges from 9am to 11am.
Official war point shooting will be run 11am to 5pm.
It is unlikely that war point shooting will happen on Wednesday, August 5, from 3 to 5pm, as listed in the Pennsic booklet. (As of writing this article, opinions were divided on this.)

Archery Champions Practices will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday and Tuesday from 5pm to 7pm. This year’s team will be made up of 15 archers and 5 alternates each from the Midrealm and the East, for a total of 40.

On Sunday, August 2, from 2pm to 5pm on the Family Range, the Barony of
Roaring Wastes is hosting a Known World Baronial Archery Championship

On Monday, August 3, and Tuesday, August 4, on the Family Range, there will
be a Beginners’ Class from 9am to 10am for those aged 12 and under, followed by a Monster Novelty Shoot, from 10am to 11 am.

On Wednesday, August 5, the range is closed to  general shooting for the Archery Champions Team War Point Competition, 9am to 2pm.

The annual Period Shoot will be held Wednesday, August 5, from 5pm to 7pm. Participants must be as authentic as possible in their clothing and equipment.

A full and updated schedule of War Points, novelty shoots, family novelty shoots, and classes will be posted at the Archery Marshals’ tent.

Archery range tear-down starts Friday, August 7, at 9am and continues until it is  done. The more hands that help, the faster it will go! Anyone who has lost arrows  or other archery gear should take a final look in the marshals’ tent before  everything is packed-up.

Closing Ceremonies are Friday afternoon, August 7.

For more information, including equipment standards, please see the Pennsic
Archery web page:

Filed under: Archery, Pennsic Tagged: pennsic war points

Pennsic Performing Arts Alliance presents perfected portal - Mon, 2015-07-13 10:18

Lord Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy has announced that an updated and improved version of the unofficial Pennsic Performing Arts Alliance web portal, which aims to "gather all performing arts information for Pennsic 44 in one place."

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