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From the Prince and Princess concerning the Event Calendar

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-08-21 22:49

Hi, Gazette Readers!

We noticed that the kingdom calendar on the East Kingdom website is a bit light on events for the winter. We are very much looking forward to traveling around the kingdom and visiting as many of you as we can manage over the course of our reign, but cannot plan or schedule a visit if there is no event for us to go to!

We understand that many of you are busy planning events and may not have worked out the details yet, but we implore you to publish as much information as you can for these, especially if you have the date set. So, when your group decides to host an event, make sure you’re submitting that to be published on eastkingdom.org!

So, if you’d like to host a really good looking Princess (maybe even Queen by then), put your events on the calendar. Really, who doesn’t want to hang out with Caoilfhionn for 12th Night? I mean, she does give the best gifts.

We look forward to seeing you on our tour!

-Brennan & Caoilfhionn

(Photo of Prince Brennan and Princess Caoilfhionn with the Tir Mara banner in Pennsic 44 Opening Ceremonies provided by Lady Isa of Ruantallan, courtesy of Lady Delyth’s camera.)


Filed under: Announcements, Events

Something for Everyone at Shire Wars

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-08-21 20:43

Shire Wars will be held October 16 to 18, 2015, in the incipient Shire of Archer’s Ford (mundanely Jonestown, PA). Thane Alexander Makcristyne has written this description of the planned activities. Please visit the event announcement for more information.

For the past five years the Westernmost Shire of the Southern Region has been getting together and holding an event known as Shire Wars. This year things are little different, in that more Shires and the Barony of Bhakail have joined the event to make it even larger. This year this Shires of Montevale, Blak Rose, Owlsherst, Silver Rylle, Hartshorn-Dale, Buckland Cross, and Archer’s Ford (incipient) have joined up to challenge Bhakail and any ally she may bring to a David vs Goliath type themed event. But who is David and who is Goliath? Well, that is for you, the Good People of the East Kingdom, to find out by coming to the event. Root for your favorite side or join that side, whichever you prefer. But, wait! There have been rumors that invasion may happen from the South and from the West, since the Southern region is engaged with itself and not protecting the Southern and South Western Boarders. For this reason, their Highnesses, rightful heirs to the Crown, are coming to this event to find out what is going on and further help protect this great Kingdom. Will there be battle between the Shires and Bhakail, or will there be a raid where Bhakail and the Shires join forces behind their King and push back the invaders?

There will be field battles of Heavy Weapons and Fencing as well as tournaments for both. Tournaments for Thrown Weapons, Archery, Atlatl and A&S will also be held. There are also going to be youth activities, such as Youth Fencing and Youth Heavy Weapons. The gentler side such as A&S will have Classes to keep the minds of those interested in the arts churning with new ideas. This all ends with a Court shortly followed by a great feast and dancing. So please come and have a good time with us!


Filed under: Archery, Arts and Sciences, Events, Fencing, Heavy List, Thrown Weapons, Youth Activities Tagged: Archer's Ford, Blak Rose, Buckland Cross, Hartshorn-dale, Montevale, Owlsherst, Silver Rylle

Polling Responses due Sunday, Aug.23

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-08-21 12:04

Their Highnesses, Brennan & Caoilfhionn, issued Their first round of Award Order Pollings on July 21, and responses are due back to Them by this Sunday, August 23.

This is just a friendly reminder to complete and submit your replies!


Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: awards, pollings

Kingdom Thrown Weapons Championship at Hunter’s Moon

AEthelmearc Gazette - Fri, 2015-08-21 07:10

Come and let the dead hear our battle cries! Come and celebrate the Celtic Day of the Dead in the Shire of Hartstone! The theme will be Celtic Britain, which will be reflected in the activities during the day.

Æthelmearc throwers! A challenge is issued! Take up your axes, spears, and knives, as the KINGDOM THROWN WEAPONS CHAMPIONSHIP will be held here on this day at 12pm! Test yourself on the range and see if you have what it takes to be a champion!

Rattan combatants! Fencers all! Take up your weapons and, starting at 12pm, take part in our matched forms best of three counted blows bouts in a pas d’arms at the barricade! There will also be heavy weapons and fencing tournaments and melees throughout the day to keep the fighters on their toes! The tournaments for the heavy lists include a bear pit round robin, a Celtic/Dark Ages weapons only tourney (6 foot spear, round shield, single handed sword, great axe, single handed ax, mace, etc.), a single elimination long sword tournament, and a “Day of the Dead” themed tourney. Melees include a tavern battle, a woods battle, and a limited front battle.

If you don’t fence, throw, or fight, there will be plenty to do! There will be a full dayboard, period games, archery contests, good company, music, a glorious period feast, A&S competitions, a variety of classes, dancing, and much more!

The celebration of the Hunter’s Moon will begin with the opening of troll at 8am on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at the Andover Rod and Gun Club at 597 Kilbane Road, Andover New York, 14806. The event will conclude at 10pm. Camping will NOT be available for the night before or after the event. Site is discreetly damp.

The heavy list and fencing fields will open for authorizations, pick ups, and inspections at 10am. Thrown weapons and archery ranges will open at 10am for practice and authorizations.

For more information, please contact the autocrat THL Beatrix Krieger (MKA Andrea Glass at 30 Park Drive Hornell New York 14843) at alglass21@gmail.com or by phone at (516) 395-6047. No calls before 9am or after 9pm, please.

For reservations for feast, dietary concerns or questions, please contact our feastocrat Lady Abagail (MKA Gail Kellogg Hope) at auroraasleep100@yahoo.com.

Entry will be $10 for adults, $5 per child aged 3-17 years. Feast will be an additional $5. There will also be a $5 non-membership surcharge. $30 family cap. Babes in arms get in free. Please make all checks for per-registration or feast reservation to PO Box 45, Kanona, NY 14856. All checks are to be made payable to SCA NY, Inc. – Shire of Hartstone.

 


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Pennsic War Point Tally

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2015-08-20 20:03

A final tally of the Pennsic war points was reported by the East Kingdom Gazette.

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What is going on here? SCA Equestrian Tournaments, explained.

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2015-08-20 10:07
The following was submitted by Mistress Eleanor Fitzpatrick as a quick “what am I looking at/for” at equestrian tournaments. Please keep these tidbits in mind when watching this Saturday’s competition (or any future Equestrian competition).  The upcoming Equestrian Champions Tournament seemed a good occasion to write this brief guide about mounted tournaments.  Oftentimes it’s completely non-obvious what’s going on out on the field or why a particular competitor scored high or low, and that’s for good reason.  Equestrian competition is complex and subtle in many ways, and always changing. The first, most important, thing to realize when watching a mounted tournament is that you’re not watching a single competitor.  You’re watching a team.  This team consists of the rider, the horse, and often the groundcrew.

The Tournament:

Baroness Doucette de Verdun

Mistress Sylvia du Vey on Ginny vs Baroness Alanna of Skye on Tesoro

Equestrian competitions change from event to event and year to year.  There are several core elements that tend to show up again and again, like the quintain, rings, heads, pig-sticking and spear toss because they’re basic mounted combat or pre-jousting skills.  There are elements that appear less often, either because few equestrians enjoy them, nobody owns the equipment for them, or they’re boring to watch.  Each competition organizer is free to design a course however they like.  They could make it all straight lines within lanes, which is easiest for the horse and allows the rider to concentrate on targeting with the weapons.  They could put in lots of hairpin turns, and changes of gait and complex switching between different weapons forms.  They can add a lot of tests of horsemanship, like turning the horse in a very small circle without going outside the lines, or backing up around a turn, or requiring the horse to sidepass (move sideways without moving forward).  Some organizers publish the course and scoring rubrics in advance, some only give hints and some keep the whole thing secret until the day of competition.  Unlike some modern sports such as dressage or reining, there is no way to know what specifically you and your horse will be asked to do, so you practice everything you can and hope for the best.  Every competition starts with the organizing explaining the course and scoring to the assembled riders.  Some courses are ridden completely cold, in that the course is explained but the rider can neither walk the course nor ride it before their scoring run.  In those cases the first rider always has a bit of a handicap compared to the others and so many competition organizers will ride the course themselves first so that everyone has an equal chance to see how it works.  Most competitions allow for the riders to warm up on the course itself so every horse has a chance to see the obstacles and the riders can get an idea of the best way to approach the course that day.

Master Julian le Scot on Gaelen

Groundcrew:

Dove on Wilhelm with Baroness Doucette assisting

The ground crew are responsible for setting and resetting the course and for handing the weapons to the rider when necessary.   In a timed course, a good groundsman who can get the weapons to the rider efficiently can make several seconds difference in the score.  Of course, it’s the rider’s job to be in position and have their horse under control for the handoff, but an experienced groundsman can make that job easier.  If there are not sufficient ground crew to work the field that day, the riders will take turns doing it for each other.   This works well if there are multiple riders per horse so that one can be managing the horse while another is working the course, but it gets challenging as the ratio of riders to horses gets closer to 1:1.  Without ground crew, it’s extremely difficult to hold equestrian competitions.  Anybody can be ground crew – it’s a good way to get involved – and the equestrians are always looking for new crew as folks gain in experience and move up to becoming riders.

Rider: The rider is the primary of the team.  He or she is the one who has decided to do the competition in the first place.  If it were up to the horse the competitions would be to see who could eat the most grass, or sleep the longest in the sun.  Watching those would only be slightly less boring than watching paint dry. The rider is responsible both for riding the horse and for targeting with the weapons – catching the rings, hitting the heads, stabbing the hay bale. In theory, the rider is the one who decides what speed or gait they’ll be using as well.  In reality, it’s a complex, ever-changing negotiation between the horse and rider.  The rider may intend to do the quintain (the spinning arm) at a gallop, but the horse is tired and isn’t willing to move above a fast trot.  Or the rider had originally planning to spear the rings at a trot because he or she is more accurate that way, but their horse is super excited that day and so they compromise on a canter instead of a fast gallop.   Sir Alexis La Bouche from Ansteorra is fond of pointing out that SCA equestrian is 90% riding.  Weapons is what the rider gets to do the the 10% of attention left over.  A rider can have great hand-eye coordination and be able to spear a 2” ring with a 10’ lance easily, but if he or she leans so far to the right that the horse interprets it as a request to step sideways, they’re going to miss.

Master Julian and Mistress Sylvia and populace

Horse: Without the horse, there wouldn’t be equestrian competitions to watch.  Horses at SCA events run the gamut from very new to very experienced, both in “mundane” training and in SCA.  A horse can be very highly trained in a modern sport but be very new to the SCA, well-trained and very experienced at SCA game, very new both to being ridden *and* to the SCA, and anything in-between.  At an given equestrian competition you may see everything from very experienced riders racing swiftly around the course on very fast horses to new, timid riders walking the course on calm, quiet horses.  You may also see very experienced riders going slowly around a course because they’re training (or re-training) a horse who isn’t ready for speed.  Speed doesn’t do any good without accuracy and control, so a good rider will work to develop both of those in a horse first.  Horses are often shared between riders.  Owning a horse is very expensive and bringing them to events is a lot of work, so many owners develop relationships with riders who don’t have their own horses to share the work and expense in exchange for the chance to compete.  Not all horses are suitable for sharing – some simply won’t tolerate being ridden by more than “their” person, or they’re too difficult for most people to handle.  The best SCA equestrian horses are even-tempered and not easily spooked, but an excellent rider can often score well even partnered with a hot-headed, high-strung horse.  Horses that are calm and forgiving enough to be ridden by beginners are both rare and treasured.

Baroness Alanna of Skye on Tesoro

The equestrians of the East try hard to balance the desire to challenge themselves at events with the desire to put on a show that will delight and entertain the spectators.  Equestrian may have a high barrier to participation as a rider but everyone can watch and enjoy this little part of the Current Middle Ages just as their persona might have attended a tournament or a joust for the spectacle.  Please join us at the Royal Equestrian Champions Tournament this weekend and don’t hesitate to ask questions!
Filed under: Equestrian, Tidings Tagged: equestrian, events, Kings and Queens Champions

Oh No! Rock to the Face!

AEthelmearc Gazette - Wed, 2015-08-19 21:42

A Shieldman’s View of the First-Ever Pennsic Siege and Combat Archery War Point Battle, from Baron Sir Thomas Byron of Haverford.

The first-ever Siege and Combat Archery War Point Battle was held on Tuesday of War Week. Although my wife (Sir Ariella) and I aren’t authorized in either of those forms, we noticed that there was a role for pavise carriers, so we donned our armour in support of Æthelmearc’s archers and engineers. We assumed that we would score no kills, but we could at least die gloriously so that an archer would feel compelled to avenge us.

The night before the battle, we sat in camp reading the rules of engagement. We were permitted to carry our own shields in lieu of pavises, and we were permitted thrown weapons such as hand axes, javelins, and rocks.  Those of you who remember the peasant battles in previous wars will recall that “rocks” are toilet paper rolls covered in duct tape. I’m not sure if this is what the rulemakers intended, but we thought it was worth a try. As spearmen, we are frequently (oh, so frequently) shot by archers, and I thought to myself, “If I could crush just one combat archer’s face in with a rock, it would be a lovely turnabout.”

Sir Koredono supplied the toilet paper, and Duke Christopher covered them in duct tape. None of the marshals were quite sure how to inspect our rocks (ahem), but they eventually decided that we couldn’t possibly hurt anyone.

The time came to explain the rules to all of the participants: Unlimited resurrection; siege weapons could only attack siege weapons; archers could only attack archers or shields; shields could only attack other shields. It appeared that our scheme was doomed. But then, another fighter asked if thrown weapons could be used on archers. The issue was put to a vote, and by unanimous assent, our rocks were given the seal of approval for use against archers.

Ariella and I each went onto the field with one rock in hand, and 3 rocks hidden behind our shields. The troops on each side formed into units composed of about 4 archers and about 4 shields. Units would face off against each other at a distance of about 20 feet. Unfortunately, 20 feet was too far to throw a rock – we needed to be right next to the target, and to hit directly in the face.  A blow to the body would never be noticed  When I approach an enemy unit, they ignored me, as I was merely a shield carrier and thus no viable threat. When I got next to an archer, I shouted “Oh no!”  He turned to face me, and I threw the rock point-blank into his face, saying “Rock to the face!” After a moment of shocked silence, he turned toward his resurrection point. I gleaned my rock from the ground, then approached the next archer and repeated the procedure. Each time I shouted “Oh no!” a single opponent would turn to face me, but everyone else in the unit would remain focused on the unit across from them.  It was thus that the entire unit fell to a single rock. My teammates watched this in shocked silence, but soon everyone on the field was laughing along with us.

After 2 more units fell in the same way, our opponents understood the potential, and rocks were flying in both directions. I’m not sure that I have ever seen heavy combat as amusing as a rock-and-shield duel. Shouts rang out across the battlefield such as “Look out!  She’s got a rock!” and “Hey!  Put that down! That’s my rock!”  Rock-less shieldmen were forced into elaborate dances to protect their archers I’ve never been so happy to be shot in the neck, as when I was threatening an archer with a rock in my hand.

In the end, it was the prowess of  Æthelmearc’s archers and siege engineers, and the support of our Allies, that won the battle. The rocks were a fun distraction, and our opponents received them with good grace and camaraderie. I’m not sure that this was the battle everyone was expecting, but I hope that everyone who participated in this War Point will remember it for a very long time. And remember:  if someone from Æthelmearc comes up to you and shouts, “Oh no!” the proper response is “Rock to the face!”


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Pennsic A&S War Point

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-08-19 12:22

Work of Naomi bat Avraham. Photo courtesy of Naomi bat Avraham

The Gazette thanks Mistress Amy Webbe for writing the following account of the A&S War Point at our request.

On a bright, sunny morning, far too early for Pennsic time, a diverse group of SCAdians waited anxiously outside of the Aethelmaerc Royal encampment, hoping Hospitality would soon let them in.

Work of Osazuwa nKante. Photo Couresy of Naomi bat Avraham

They had gathered for an unusual reason, this war: they were competitors and coordinators for the A&S War Point, only the second in Pennsic history. The war point was the brainchild of Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle of Aethelmaerc, and indeed, they had done something similar when they last sat the Eastern Throne during the summer reign. Assisted by the enthusiastic support of Our Majesties Etheldreda and Omega, and Their Majesties Ragnvaldr III and Arabella III of the Middle Kingdom, they wished to give the Society Artisans a place to shine.
The rules were simple: bring 7 artisans from your Kingdom, let them set up in a 4 foot space, and let Laurels and Mauches (or your Kingdom’s equivalent) vote.

Work of Lissa Underhill. Photo courtesy of Naomi bat Avraham

The seven representatives from the East were: Agatha Wanderer; Lissa Underhill; Naomi bat Avraham; Katheryn Fontayne; Osazuwa nKante; Rosina von Schaffhausen; and Guthfrith Yrlingson. Our artisans represented a variety of interests- fiber arts, historical clothing, casting, armoring, woodblock printing, and lampworking beads. As coordinator for the East, I still admit to being fully biased in favor of the skill of our artisans, and was completely confident that

Work of Rosina von Schaffhausen. Photo courtesy of Naomi bat Avraham

they could out score any artisans from any other Kingdom, any time, any place. However, as other artisans began to set up, I did feel a little less confident. Creative displays from an amazing variety of areas soon filled the tents- embroidery, sugar work, paintings and illumination…One of the most eye-catching displays was a large, hand made spinning wheel, from an artist in Atlantia- and that was the ALTERNATE offering from Atlantia! I knew we had our work cut out for us.

Work of Katheryn Fontayne; Photo courtesy of Katheryn Fontayne

Over 400 voters came through the door- each was given three glass beads to put in the cup of their top three choices, and it was amusing and touching to see how thoughtfully they carried out their voting- it was not uncommon to see someone an hour after they had first come in, still clutching one or two beads, completely torn over where to place it! Exhibits were intended to be anonymous- no names on anything, and the artisans were not present with their work, so the voting was as blind as we could make it.

Work of Agatha Wanderer Photo courtesy of Naomi bat Avraham

Finally, the voting time was over- which meant the tallying of over 1200 (sometimes teeny tiny) beads. Their Majesties East, Mid, and Aethelmaerc assembled, and each spoke encouraging words about the skill and knowledge displayed there today. They also spoke of the need for the A&S War Point to continue, something they plan to discuss with Their Heirs’ Heirs.

Work of Guthfrith Yrlingson. Photo courtesy of Guthfrith Yrlingson

The final results were in: The East-Mid alliance dominated the War Point, 721 votes to 521 votes. Two of the top three artisans on the East-Mid team came from the East: Naomi bat Avraham with her printing, and Lissa Underhill, with her lampwork beads. All of our Artisans carried themselves well, and represented the East proudly. I could breathe easily again, knowing the Eastern Skill had carried the day!

 


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Pennsic

Board of Directors Accepting Applications for President of SCA, Inc. Position

AEthelmearc Gazette - Wed, 2015-08-19 09:45

Leslie Vaughn, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that the SCA Board of Directors is now accepting applications for the position of President of the SCA Inc.

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the position of President of the SCA Inc. This is a position requiring approximately 10-20 hours per week and includes a stipend.

The President is the principal spokesperson for the SCA, Inc. This officer is a liaison between the SCA, Inc. and outside professionals such as attorneys, accountants, and insurance representatives. This officer is a contact for the SCA, Inc. for law enforcement, government agencies, and claimants against the SCA, Inc.

The President works with the Vice President of Corporate Operations to coordinate much of the day-to-day modern operation of the Corporation, and supervises and facilitates communication between many of the Society Officers.

The President is required to execute contracts necessary to properly conduct the SCA’s business, and may delegate similar responsibilities. The President is also responsible for such legal matters as contracts and merchandising. The President advises the Board of Directors on areas of corporate governance and policy issues. The President may be assigned other duties by the Board.

Qualifications for the position include excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, and strong computer skills. Experience in a modern business setting, organizational ability, and problem-solving skills are a must. Experience in a modern non-profit organization and prior experience at the Corporate or Society level of the SCA are desirable, but not required.

Applicants must be available to attend quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors, typically held over a Friday and a Saturday. They must also be available for approximately four conference call meetings per year, typically during weekday evenings. As a great deal of the Board’s business occurs via the Internet, familiarity and basic skills with a computer, MS Office software (specifically Microsoft Word and Excel), and e-mail are required. The successful applicant must have reliable access to the Internet.

Hard copies of résumés (both professional and SCA, including offices held and awards received) must be sent to the attention of the Board and the President at the SCA Corporate Office, P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789. Résumés must be received by Oct 1, 2015. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Scott Berk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SCA Inc. via e-mail at chairman@sca.org, or to Leslie Vaughn, President, via e-mail at president@sca.org.

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


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Æthelmearc’s  Pennsic A&S War Point Champions

AEthelmearc Gazette - Tue, 2015-08-18 16:37

Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope reports on the Pennsic Arts & Sciences War Point.

This Pennsic included a War Point for Arts and Sciences for only the second time in the history of the War. The first time an Arts & Sciences competition was a Pennsic War Point was 20 years ago, in the first reign of Timothy and Gabrielle as King and Queen of the East. Their Majesties and the entrants all hope we won’t have to wait so long for it to happen again after the success of this year’s competition.

Each side chose 14 champions (plus alternates) to represent them, with none being Laurels. The entrants displayed their items on Wednesday of War Week in Æthelmearc’s Royal Encampment. All items had to be anonymous as to both creator and kingdom. Gentles from all the Kingdoms of the Known World were invited to view the entries, and those with Arts and Sciences awards from their Kingdom were given three beads to bestow on the entries they liked best, either all to one entry or distributed among multiple entries. Judging took place from 9am to 3pm, and then the artisans were encouraged to return to stand by their entries and answer any questions that visitors might pose from 3 to 5 pm.

We proudly present an overview of the entries created by Æthelmearc’s Arts and Sciences Champions.

Lady Máirghréad Stíobhard inghean uí Choinne of the Barony of Thescorre entered a calligraphed and illuminated page of music for the motet “Deus in Aujitorium” based on a folio from the Montpellier Code, a significant source of 13th and 14th century French polyphonic musical manuscripts. In her documentation, she discussed how she prepared the goatskin parchment, made quill pens, bought inks and paints made using medieval recipes, and gilded the piece with 24K loose leaf gold. You can read more about her entry here under the link “Preparing a Late Period Medieval Music Manuscript: Deus in Aujitorium.”

Scroll by Lady Máirghréad Stíobhard inghean uí Choinne. Photo by Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh.

Closeup of Lady Máirghréad’s scroll. Photo by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

THLady Álfrún ketta of the Shire of Sylvan Glen, who received the Fleur d’Æthelmearc at Kingdom Court the night before the competition, had an extensive collection of weaving samples based on finds from a variety of archaeological sites in Scandinavia. In a binder, she displayed numerous pages of photos of the period cloth on the left, with explanations about how each piece was made, along with a sample woven to match the original artifact on the right side. She also displayed larger samples of her weaving along with information about wool production (and the evolution of the Northern European sheep) as well as how wool was processed and used in period. You can read more about her entry on her website.

Viking weaving by THLady Álfrún ketta. Photo by Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh.

THLady Renata la rouge of the Shire of Hartstone (formerly of Heronter) embroidered a 16th century sword hanger with a Pelican motif in metallic threads. It was originally inspired by a Swedish sword hanger from the reign of Gustavus Adolphus, 1594-1632, which is housed in the Collections of the Royal Armouries, Sweden, but the design is loosely based on a goldwork book cover from Cambridge, 1629, which includes a Pelican. The embroidery is of a raised nature, but the stitches are satin stitch and surface couching. You can read more about THL Renata’s entry here.

Metallic embroidered sword hanger by THLady Renata la rouge. Photo by Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh.

Lady Abigail Kelhoge of the Shire of Hartstone created a breeching gown, which was worn by both girls and boys during their toddler years throughout the High Middle Ages and Renaissance. It allowed them to walk and made diaper changing easier. The hand-sewn outfit included a biggin (white linen cap), a blackwork linen shirt with ruffles on the cuffs and collar, a long coat or petticoat with buttons down the front, and a long gown with hanging sleeves, fur-lined for warmth. More information about her entry is available on her website.

A child’s breeching gown by Lady Abigail Kelhoge. Photo by Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh.

Baron Artemius Andreas Magnus of the Barony of Delftwood created a stained glass panel based on a German piece at the Cloisters in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC that dates to 1260-1270. Measuring 9-1/16″ square, it’s an image of the Prophet King from a Tree of Jesse window. His Excellency spoke to a curator at the museum about the piece, in the process helping him to correct some errors in the information posted about it online. He made most of the lead cames by hand until his mold broke, then also made the stain for the details on the king’s face as well as the solder for the project, both using period recipes and techniques. You can read His Excellency’s documentation for the project here and here.

Stained glass by Baron Artemius Andreas Magnus. Photo by Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh.

Closeup of Baron Artemius’ stained glass. Photo by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

Duke Christopher Rawlins of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, who was elevated to the Laurel the day after the competition, entered a 14th century arming jacket based on the one worn by Edward, the Black Prince, of England. His Grace visited the site of the Prince’s tomb in Canterbury and did extensive research into how the arming jacket was constructed. Then, through wearing multiple reproductions of it while fighting, Duke Christopher determined that it had to have been worn over the fighter’s arm harness rather than under it as is common among SCA fighters.

14th c. Arming Jacket by Duke Chrisopher Rawlins. Photo by Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh.

Lord Silvester Burchardt of the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais created a tablet woven brocaded band. According to Lord Silvester’s documentation, “Brocading is a technique that uses one or more secondary weft threads to create patterns on the surface of woven fabric. These additional weft threads are not a structural element of the fabric. Because the brocade threads bridge across the surface of the fabric, they need to be “tied down” to the fabric at various locations; these “tie down” points become an integral part of the design.” Rather than basing his design on a single exemplar, he chose to use a range of period pieces from central Europe in the 9th through 13th centuries as models, but designed the band to show his own animals (including chickens, ducks, a dog, and even a parakeet) as they actually appear in life. You can read more about his entry here.

Brocade tablet weaving by Lord Silvester Burchardt. Photo by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

Lord Enzo de Pazi of the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael created an ornate bascinet for Duchess Eanor of Ealdormere, complete with ducal coronet and motto, chainmail aventail, and an elaborate faceplate. The helm is made of 4130 spring steel, commonly called “chromoly” in industrial terms. The motto was acid etched into the coronet, which was made of brass with cast bronze strawberry leaves.

Ducal Helmet by Lord Enzo de Pazi. Photo by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

THLady Jacqueline de Molieres of the Shire of Abhain Ciach Ghlais created a red velvet pouch with pearls sewn in the shape of a rose. Her Ladyship says in her documenation, “If you were a lady in the late Medieval period, a red velvet pouch embellished with pearls would… communicate to the world that this is a lady of wealth and importance. This pouch is not a replica of a particular item, but rather is made up of elements of various items; i.e., drawstring, beads, pearl appliqué, gold couched outline, tassel, etc. The time frame is 1450 to 1600. The area would be anywhere in Europe, most likely England, France or Germany.” You can read more about her entry here.

Pearled pouch by THLady Jacqueline de Molieres. Photo by Mistress Rowena ni Donnchaidh.

THLord Ian O’Kennavain of the Shire of Heronter’s sugar soteltie was easily the largest entry in the competition. His Lordship noted, “I wanted to exhibit a few different ways to create sculpture from sugar, so the display is comprised of three main elements: a fountain of sugar paste, a 20 lb. turtle cast in “grained” sugar and a pear tree made from free-formed sugar paste over an armature of wire, printed sugar paste leaves and cast sugar plate pears.” The fountain’s design is based on one in Perugia, Italy called the Fontana Maggiore that was constructed between 1277 and 1278 by the sculptors Nicola Pisano and Giovanni Pisano. “Using this for inspiration, I crafted two octagonal basins depicting the arms of the 20 SCA Kingdoms and the 4 peerages topped with a column supported bowl shaped basin.” You can learn more about his entry here.

Sugar soteltie by THLord Ian O’Kennavain. Photo by Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh.

Closeup of THLord Ian’s rosewater fountain soteltie. Photo by Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh.

THLord Kieran MacRae of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands designed an ornate calligraphed page based on  folio 67 of the 16th century Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta. The capitals are created to function as an H, N, and R. There was no illumination as the entry focused on the calligraphy of the original artist, Georg Bocskay, imperial secretary to the Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I. The scroll was a tiny 6.5″ x 4.75″ in size. To learn more, click here.

Calligraphy by THLord Kieran MacRae. Photo by Lord Kieran.

Closeup of THL Kieran’s scroll. Photo by THL Kieran.

Baroness Betha Symonds of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands created wire wrapped hooks. These are based on items from archeological finds ranging from Viking age to Tudor English. These hooks could have been used for a variety of purposes; one set was found near the legs in a Viking burial, leading scholars to believe they might have been used to fasten wrapped leggings. You can read Her Excellency’s documentation here.

Viking wire weaving clasps by Baroness Betha Symonds. Photo by Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh.

Viscountess Rosalinde Ashworthe created a piece of tablet-woven trim based on a band found among the relics of Chelles Abbey. Chelles Abbey was founded in 658 by Queen Bathilde, wife of Clovis II, on the ruins of an old chapel belonging to Queen Clothtilde, wife of Clovis I in 511. Her Excellency says in her documentation, “I wanted something in a warp float technique (also known as Snartemo style) for its high level of complexity, and because I enjoy weaving this technique.” Viscountess Rosalinde is an Æthelmearc treaty subject who has lived in Nithgaard and Thescorre, and soon will be moving to the Debatable Lands. More information about her entry is available here

Tablet weaving by Viscountess Rosalinde Ashworth. Photo by Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh.

Lady Sumayya al Ghaziyah of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands was an alternate champion. She crafted 16th c. Ottoman Turkish leather slippers with inlaid designs, along with wood and leather nalin, which were used by women in bathhouses to keep the wearer above the soap and water of the bathhouse floor. You can read more about her entry here.

Leather slippers and wood and leather nalins by Lady Sumayya al Ghaziyah. Photo by Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh.

Of course, these are just the Æthelmearc Champions. The East and Middle had their own champions, and they did win the War Point. But we’ll let their Kingdoms tell their stories.


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Call for Applicants – President, SCA, Inc.

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-08-18 14:47

President, SCA. Inc.
Leslie Vaughn, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that the SCA Board of Directors is now accepting applications for the position of President of the SCA Inc.
The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the position of President of the SCA Inc. This is a position requiring approximately 10-20 hours per week and includes a stipend.
The President is the principal spokesperson for the SCA, Inc. This officer is a liaison between the SCA, Inc. and outside professionals such as attorneys, accountants and insurance representatives. This officer is a contact for the SCA, Inc. for law enforcement, government agencies, and claimants against the SCA, Inc.

The President works with the Vice President of Corporate Operations to coordinate much of the day-to-day modern operation of the Corporation, and supervises and facilitates communication between many of the Society Officers.

The President is required to execute contracts necessary to properly conduct the SCA’s business, and may delegate similar responsibilities. The President is also responsible for such legal matters as contracts and merchandising. The President advises the Board of Directors on areas of corporate governance and policy issues. The President may be assigned other duties by the Board.

Qualifications for the position include excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, and strong computer skills. Experience in a modern business setting, organizational ability and problem-solving skills are a must. Experience in a modern non-profit organization and prior experience at the Corporate or Society level of the SCA are desirable, but not required.

Applicants must be available to attend quarterly meetings of the Board of Directors, typically held over a Friday and a Saturday. They must also be available for approximately four conference call meetings per year, typically during weekday evenings. As a great deal of the Board’s business occurs via the Internet, familiarity and basic skills with a computer, MS Office software (specifically Microsoft Word and Excel), and e-mail are required. The successful applicant must have reliable access to the Internet.

Hard copies of résumés (both professional and SCA, including offices held and awards received) must be sent to the attention of the Board and the President at the SCA Corporate Office, P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789. Résumés must be received by Oct 1, 2015. 

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Scott Berk, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SCA Inc. via e-mail at chairman@sca.org, or to Leslie Vaughn, President, via e-mail at president@sca.org.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to: SCA Inc. Box 360789 Milpitas, CA 95036


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Period or Not…Names

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2015-08-17 11:07

This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found in the SCA’s period.  If you would like to suggest a name, send an email to the Gazette.

Today’s name is Victoria.

I was asked recently about the female name “Victoria.”  Victoria is, in fact, a period name in multiple cultures.  It can be documented in 16th century Spain[1], Portugal[2], Italy[3], Germany[4] and, of course, England.[5]  The variant Victoire is found in France.[6]  We also find Victory as a female name in 16th century English.[7]

[1]  Victoria Roldorar; Female; Christening; 17 Nov 1599; Malgrat, Barcelona, Spain; Batch: C89273-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5VL-Y52).

[2]  Victoria Ros; Female; Marriage; 20 Apr 1550; Espírito Santo, Calheta, Madeira, Funchal, Portugal; Batch: M88009-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F2ZC-N6L).

[3]  “Names from an Early 16th C Census of Rome” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/leofemfreq.html) and “Early 16th C Names from Naples” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/italian/frattaminore.html).

[4]  Victoria Bainhardt; Female; Marriage; 23 Sep 1583; Brackenheim, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: M95512-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NCJ6-V6Y).

[5]  Victoria Marshall; Female; Christening; 08 Jun 1589; Darrington,  York, England; Batch: P00759-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NP5X-Q56).

[6]  “Late Period French Feminine Names” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/latefrench.html).

[7]  Victory Milles; Female; Christening; 22 Mar 1553; Wartling, Sussex, England; Batch: C14798-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NY45-LY1).


Filed under: Heraldry Tagged: heraldry, names

Inside Blakemere: Notes from the Yearly Accounts of a Late Medieval Household

AEthelmearc Gazette - Mon, 2015-08-17 09:27

The East Kingdom Gazette brings us an interesting look at the management of medieval households in their on-going research paper series. This paper is by Mistress Aildreda de Tamworthe, of the Barony of Carolingia, and is drawn from her study of the management of medieval households in England.

You can find this series at the EK Gazette here.

The Æthelmearc Gazette will be calling for research papers for our own series soon, so start getting your articles ready!


Categories: SCA news sites

On the Scheduling of Awards

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2015-08-16 22:05
In response to a question on the East Kingdom Facebook group, I wrote the following post about how awards are scheduled, at least for Caoilfhionn’s and my time on the Throne. Here is the process when we give an award. It may vary slightly reign to reign, but I believe that this is a good general outline.
  1. We set our Royal Progress calendar. It is based around required events, visiting several parts of the Kingdom, events we really want to attend, and our availability (in that order).
  2. We make decisions about who we will give various awards to (after pollings if applicable). This is usually started by a recommendations. So, if you feel someone deserves an award, write a recommendation.
  3. We send these off to our Royal Scheduler. This job is essential, difficult, and totally under-appreciated. The scheduler reaches out to people around the award recipient to figure out at what event the award(s) should be given, based on some of the following:
    1. What events are left of the Royals’ calendar?
    2. Which of those events will the recipient be attending?
    3. What is the closest event to the recipient?
    4. What event is the most appropriate to the award?
    5. How full is the docket for the event in question.Often times, step #3 involves a great deal of back and forth, and plans often change.
  4. Once the schedule is set, the scheduler works with the Signet’s office to make sure that a scroll is being created.
The last piece that is hardest to codify is who are we communicating with to schedule? Is it the right person? Let’s say Caoilfhionn and I chose to give Squire Bob an AoA. If we know that Squire Bob is squired to Sir Kickass, then we would likely have our scheduler talk to Sir Kickass to figure out the best option. If we don’t know that a) Bob’s a squire or B) Who Bob is squired to, then that makes the job tougher. In that case, we usually start with the person writing the recommendation. That’s why we ask for your contact info when you write a recommendation. I hope this helps you understand the general process, and we welcome further questions. -Brennan, Princeps
Filed under: Court Tagged: awards

Court Report from Bog Throwback Three Day

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2015-08-15 18:37

Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy & Gabrielle II, King and Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of His Majesty’s Court at Bog Throwback 3-Day, 18 July Anno Societatis L, in the Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog, accompanied by Their Highnesses Magnus Tindal and Etain, Prince and Princess of Æthelmearc, and Their Excellencies Iago and Emilia, Baron and Baroness of St. Swithin’s Bog. As recorded by Their Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai.

In the morning:

His Majesty invited His Excellency, Don Quinn Kerr, to attend him, along with all of the members of the Order of Defense there present. Affirming His Excellency’s desire to hold the field in contemplation of elevation to that order, His Majesty instructed the Order, in the person of Maestro Orlando, to escort Don Quinn to the area that had been prepared for him.

His Majesty informed the populace that throughout the day, He would be presenting baldrics upon the fields of combat to those who had earned places on Æthelmearc’s various Champions teams at the upcoming Pennsic War. He then urged all combatants to bear the regalia of Æthelmearc proudly upon the field.

Kameshima, Silver Buccle, echoed His Majesty’s words to those whose skills do not lie upon martial lines, and exhorted all subjects of Æthelmearc to fly the colors at their camps and upon their persons during the upcoming War. He reminded the populace that the East and Middle Kingdoms come to our lands every year and fight to claim them, as if forgetting or ignoring that the subjects of Æthelmearc hold, and will hold, allegiance to neither, and that we need to remind them that they trespass on our lands.

Photo by THLady Caitilín ní Mhaolchonaire.

In the evening:

His Majesty called forth the children present, and so that they would not be bored or restless while the business of Court was conducted, entrusted them once again into the willing and capable care of Sir Alonzio of the Peacemakers.

His Majesty gave leave to Their Excellencies to conduct their Baronial Court.

The following gentles were announced as having earned places on the Unbelted Heavy Weapons Champions Team for Pennsic: Morgen of Rye, Tigernach Mac Cathail, Uilliam Mac an t’Saoir, William Freskyn Murray, Dominic McMoreland, Vladisla Nikulich, Clewin Kupferhelbelinc, Morien MacBain, Jussi Laplein, Ian Kennoven, Marek Viacheldrago, Eckhart von Insterborg, Angus MacClerie, Darian of the Wood, Guillaume le Noir, Tegrinus de Rhine, Beatrix Krieger, Thorsol Solinauga, Lothar Hugelman, Bluestar, Ulrich von Swartzburg, Tadhg Sotal O’Neill, Fridrich Swartzwalder, Rauthbjorn Lothbroke, Caelin O’Ruairc, James Whealan, Arden Scot, Gareth Whytebull, Jeremiah MacCoull, Oliver Sutton, Markus Skalpr Grimsson, Arias Beltran del Valle, Fearghus mac Eoin, Tiberious Hostilious Malous, Christian Goldenlok, Burgoes of Hunter’s Home, Ian of Sunderoak, Nicholas the Bastard, Otto Boese, and Steffan Einarson.

The following gentles were announced as having earned places on the Fencing Champions Team for Pennsic: Dorinda Courtenay, Titus Scipio Germanicus, Elena d’Artois le Tailleur, Kadan Chakhilgan Ger on Echen, Iago Benitez, Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen, Lodovick of Gray’s Inn, Benedict Fergus atte Mede, Clewin Kupferhelbelinc, William Paris, Po Silvertop, Fiora d’Artusio, Andreas Jager von Holstein, Jehan le Blanc, Lucius Marius Sittius, and Cairdha Eilis O’Coileain.

Lady Rachel Dalicieux was created a Companion of the Keystone for her service to the musical and scribal communities, both as creator and organizer. Scroll illuminated by Lady Isabel Fleuretan (with assistance by His Furriness Patrick the Orange) and calligraphed by Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai.

Lady Rachel receiving a Keystone. Photo by THLady Caitilín ní Mhaolchonaire.

Don Quinn Kerr was invited, and confirmed that it was still his wish to be elevated to the Order of Defense. Sir Hrothgierr Ivarsson spoke of Don Quinn’s adherence to and pursuit of the Knightly virtues. Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen of the Order of the Laurel named Quinn her inspiration, and praised his ability to teach others without their realizing they’re learning anything. Dame Vivienne Marie de Beauvais of the Order of the Pelican recollected when she first met Quinn 25 years ago, roasting sausages over epees as part of a fledgling fencing community in the SCA, and extolled his effort to growing the fencing community both in Æthelmearc and the SCA at large. Maestro Orlando of the Order of Defense recalled the first time he faced Quinn on the fencing field, and how Quinn politely helped him and so many others in the Kingdom improve. So moved by the testimony of these Peers, His Majesty named Quinn Kerr the 3rd Defender of Æthelmearc, and presented him with regalia of his station: the ancestral Livery Collar of the Defenders of Æthelmearc, a personal livery collar to mark him as a Defender of Æthelmearc, and a cloak bearing the badge of the Order, along with the Lineage book of the Defenders of Æthelmearc. Master Quinn pledged his fealty to Æthelmearc upon his rapier. Scroll illuminated by Master Caoinlean Seanchaidh, calligraphed by Lady Rachel Dalicieux upon wording by Doña Emily of Dunvegan and Doña Katherine Vivian, and presented in a frame created by Sir Hrothgeirr Ivarsson.

Master Quinn becomes a Master of Defense. Photo by THLady Caitilín ní Mhaolchonaire.

His Majesty, wishing to continue Her Majesty’s tradition in Her absence of recognizing inspiring gentles, brought forth Doña Caroline of Burgundy. However, in addition to inspiring His Majesty, Doña Caroline has inspired her Barony and Kingdom for many years. And so His Majesty asked for the attendance and witness of the Companions of the Pelican as Doña Caroline was served with a Writ of Summons to contemplate elevation to that Order.

Doña Caroline receives a Writ of Summons to  the Pelican. Photo by THLady Caitilín ní Mhaolchonaire.

His Majesty asked those who had contributed to the day’s scribal offerings to stand and be recognized.

There being no further business, His Majesty’s Court was closed.


Categories: SCA news sites

Coronation Date and Site Announced

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-08-15 11:06

Photo by Raziya Bint Rusa.

Their Highnesses Brennan and Caoilfhionn announced that they accepted a bid for their upcoming Coronation.  It will be held in the Barony of Concordia of the Snows on October 3 at the same site where St. Kenric of Blessed Memory was laid to rest.
Filed under: Announcements

Remembrance of Countess Adrienne of Toledo

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-08-14 18:13

Let all who dwell in The Known Worlde who would do honour to the memory of Countess Adrienne of Toledo, First Queen of the East, be advised that there will be at 6 PM on this coming Sunday the 16th of August a Service for that purpose at Greyhaven, 90 El Camino Real in Berkeley, California.  Please RSVP and/or send reminiscences to Countess Diana Listmaker (diana@westria.org).


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: community

Pennsic’s Volunteer War Point

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2015-08-13 21:21

Our thanks to Thane Alexander Makcristyne, the East Kingdom’s Volunteer War Point Representative, for providing the following information at The Gazette’s request. 

The Volunteer War Point, or VWP, happened this year and many people put in a combined total of over five thousand hours in various areas of Pennsic. Some of the highest registered hours came from Pennsic University and Herald’s point.  The total hours per warring faction broke down as follows:
East/Mid/Acre – 3,181 hours
AEthelmearc /Allies – 2,308.

The VWP staff consisted of one representative and a deputy from the Middle Kingdom, one representative from the East Kingdom, and one neutral counter.  They put in a combined total of four hours distributing the VWP packets, collecting them, and counting/verifying hours. Once hours were counted and verified by three different people, the staff broke to inform their kingdoms of the results, however there was no representative for AEthelmearc/Allies available at that time to go report the results.

The VWP is a valuable War point because everyone has a chance to aid in the war and help the war continue.  Many hand make light work. I want to thank everyone who even gave up one minute of their time to help the war.

East Kingdome VWP representative: Thane Alexander Makcristyne


Filed under: Pennsic

Pennsic War Point Tally / Sommaire des Points de Guerre

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2015-08-13 20:52

En français

During closing ceremonies, the war was declared a tie by Their Majesties of the East, Middle and AEthelmearc.  The following are a detailed list of how the war points were divided.

15 Points for Armored Combat
Unbelted Champions – 1 point – East/Mid
Belted Champions – 1 point – AEthelmearc/Allies
Matched Champions – 1 point – East/Mid
Century Champions – 1 point – AEthelmearc/Allies
Armored Castle Battle – 2 points – AEthelmearc/Allies took 2
Armored Bridge Battles – 3 points – AEthelmearc/Allies took 3
Armored Woods Battles – 3 points – AEthelmearc/Allies took 3
Armored Field Battles– 3 points – East/Mid took 2, AEthelemearc took 1

10 Points for Rapier
Rapier Manor Battle – 1 point – East/Mid
Rapier Village Battle – 1 point – AEthelmearc/Allies
Rapier Champions Battle – 1 point – AEthelmearc/Allies
Rapier Heroic Champions – 1 point – Tie; point was split evenly.
Rapier Woods Battle – 3 points – East/Mid took 2, AEthelmearc/Allies took 1
Rapier Field Battles – 3 points – East/Mid took 3

7 Points for Archery
Archery Champions Shoot – 1 point – AEthelmearc & Allies
Populace Archery Shoot – 6 points – East/Mid

1 Point for Service  – neither side

A&S- 1 Point – East/Mid won the point

Siege and Combat Archery Battle – 1 point – AEthelmearc/Allies
Thrown Weapons Tournament – 1 point – AEthelmearc/Allies

En français  par Sir Pellandres dit Le Frère

Lors des cérémonies de clôture, la grande guerre a été déclarée nulle par leurs majestés de l’Est, du Milieu, et d’Aethelmearc. Ci-bas nous incluons la description de comment les points se sont ventilés entre les belligérants.

Et voila les détails :
15 Points pour le combat en armure, soit :
– Les champions dit “Unbelted” – 1 point – East/Mid
– Les champions de la chevalerie -1 point – Aethelmearc/Alliés
– Le défi des champions – 1 point – East/Mid
– Les cent champions – 1 point – Aethelmearc/Alliés
– Bataille dans le château – 2 points – Aethelmearc/Alliés pour 2
– Bataille sur les ponts – 3 points – Aethelmearc/Alliés pour 3
– Bataille dans les bois – 3 points   Aethelmearc/Alliés pour 3
– Champ de bataille classique – 3 points- 2 points pour East/Mid et 1 pour Aethelmearc/Alliés

10 Points pour les escrimeurs, soit :
– Bataille dans le manoir – 1 point – East/Mid
– Bataille dans le village – 1 point – Aethelmearc/Alliés
– La mêlee des champions – 1 point – Aethelmearc/Alliés
– Le défi des champions – 1 point – Nul, le point a été partagé de facçon égale..
– La bataille dans les bois – 3 points – 2 points pour East/Mid et 1 pour Aethelmearc/Alliés
– champ de bataille classique – 3 points – East/Mid gagne les trois.

7 Points pour les archers, soit :
– Les rondes des champions – 1 point – Aethelmearc/Alliés
– Les rondes populaires – 6 points – East/Mid.

1 Point pour le Service – Ce point n’a pas été attribué à ni un ni l’autre des partis.

Arts et Sciences- 1 Point – Remporté par le East/Mid

Battaille d’archerie de combat et d’armes de siège – 1 point – Aethelmearc/Alliés

Touirnoi de tir d’Arme de jet – 1 point – Aethelmearc/Alliés

 


Filed under: Archery, Arts and Sciences, En français, Fencing, Heavy List, Pennsic, Thrown Weapons

Gazette Editor profile Mistress Hilderun Hügelmann

AEthelmearc Gazette - Thu, 2015-08-13 16:14

Name: Mistress Hilderun Hügelmann

Editor Area/Title: Region 2 Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What made you want to join the Gazette staff?

I was thrilled when Tiercelin reached out to me about it. I had a lot on my plate at the time, but I jumped at the chance anyway. The “official” channels of the SCA have been improving, through the generous dedication of officers and volunteers, but they’re just not at the same point yet as how we as a community share information online. I’d been a reader of the East Kingdom Gazette, and every time I read an article, I wished Æthelmearc had something similar. Vivat to Tiercelin for her vision, time and energy!

 

What do you like most about being on the Gazette staff?

It’s awesome helping to facilitate our Kingdom’s unofficial foray into modern communication. I especially love how fluidly the Gazette interacts with social media. How *fast* it is. A time-sensitive piece of information can reach hundreds of people in hours. People can subscribe via RSS feed, or we also push each article to our Facebook and G+ pages. I myself read it through Facebook.

Also, it’s been a joy to experience the generosity of photographers around the Kingdom. Several talented folks have given the Gazette blanket permission to use photos of events that they post to their Facebook pages. Other times, the editor or article’s author asks permission to use a photo, or provides pictures themselves. I think the use of imagery really enhances the experience, and lets our readers interact with the information on multiple levels.

 

How has the Gazette been received in your area?

Really seamlessly. The way I hear folks talk about articles, it’s like the Gazette has always been around. Occasionally, for a particularly interesting bit of news (like the Order of Defense), I’ll hear people talking about it online or in person, and it’s obvious that they’ve gotten their information from an article on the Gazette, or they’ve shared the Gazette’s link as a way to pass on information. It’s cool to be a part of that.

 

What kinds of articles would you like to encourage people to submit?.

I’d like to encourage all event stewards to submit event announcements and updates to the Gazette as a matter of course, after updating the official channels. We have lots of space, and the Gazette is a great way to help build buzz for fun and interesting activities that you may not have room to talk about in an official announcement.

It would also be wonderful to see some more great “think pieces” about the SCA and what we do. Because it’s a blog, and the links can be shared and re-shared, we have a very wide reach at times – for example, Master Daniel del Cavallo’s piece, “On the Peerage” reached over 3,000 SCAdians across the Known World, and Lord Magnus de Lyons great article, “The SCA and Recruiting in the World of Live Action Role Playing Games” recently reached over 1,000!


Categories: SCA news sites