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Unbelted champions of the East took to the field at Pennsic to face off against the unbelted champions of the Mid. “All members of the unbelted champions team trained incredibly hard to prepare themselves as well as they might for Pennsic”, said Prince Kenric. “The teamwork, dedication, and heart shown by the entire team, as well as those who were not chosen was an inspiration to me. I will look back on this summer and remember it.”
In the end, the Midrealm won this war point. “We felt we put a great team together for this battle, but so did the Midrealm,” said King Gregor. “They had a good plan, the personnel to execute it and I think they got us to commit to the fight they wanted. In the end, our hammer broke on their anvil. The Eastern Unbelts fought their hearts out though and are already planning for next year. I’m proud of all of them.”
The following is a list of the unbelted champions and a video of the combat. The war point was won by the Midrealm. The video was provided by Captain Devon of Ayr of the Midrealm. All photos by Baroness Rainillt Leia de Bello Marisco.
Master Angus Pembridge – Captain
Baron Karl Meerstapa
Lord Simon Gwyn
Filed under: Heavy List, Pennsic Tagged: pennsic 42
Caelin on Andrede, from the Kingdom of Ansteorra, reports that he has created several albums of photos taken by Pyro and himself from Steppes Artisan in Ansteorra and Pennsic XLII. The photos are available to view on Flickr.
We hope to be back with more fun and feasting in 2014. Thank you for all your past support and current understanding.
Anarra Karsldottir, Seneschal, Barony Beyond the Mountain.
Filed under: Uncategorized
Civil servant Niccolo Machiavelli flourished at government work, but his fall from grace came in 1512 when he was fired and imprisoned for his involvement in a conspiracy against the Medicis, leading to the creation of his greatest work, The Prince. Sarah Dunant has the feature for the BBC.
At Their recent St Radegund's Fair, Their Majesties Morgan and Lusche offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to Bartel fitz Neel.
Lord Gerald Loosehelm, of the Barony of Jararvellir in Northshield, reports that he has posted a number of videos on iron smelting from the recent Warriors and Warlords event. The videos are available to view on YouTube.
At the July 2013 Board Meeting, the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (APEC) proposed that the Board of Directors create a new Patent-bearing Peerage Order parallel to the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican. This Rapier Peerage would be for the related martial arts of rapier and all forms of cut and thrust combat in the SCA.
Choosing a name for a pet can be a difficult process, especially for a history buff, but documents have left evidence that medieval people also put some thought into their pets' names such as Little Hammer for a dog and Nettle Gray for a cat. Smithsonian.com has the story.
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that she has posted photo and video from Double Wars, which too place recently in the Kingdom of Northshield. The photos are available on Flickr, while the video can be found on YouTube.
"Provocative" new evidence shows that Vikings may have sailed south from their settlement in northern Newfoundland to Notre Dame Bay, where they may have encountered native inhabitants of the island.
Scientists and employees of the Museum of the Battle of Grunwald have completed a survey using ground penetrating radar (GPR) with hopes of establishing the burial site of fallen knights from the battle. The search is centered around a parish church in Stębark near Grunwald, Poland.
Retired Army officer Brent Bruns Sr has constructed a "Doomsday Castle" in the foothills of South Carolina. Bruns is the subject of a new television series on the National Geographic Channel. Douglas Main of LiveScience spoke to the patriarch on a recent blog.
Melissa Muckart, Chair, SCANZ, reports that Dillon Burke (Lord Miles Warde) has been chosen to join the SCANZ Committee.
THLord Stefan li Rous has released updates to Stefan's Florilegium for August 2013.
An announcement from the Eastern Crown Herald:
Due to changes at the Society level, effective today, the paperwork required for heraldic submissions has changed. We are hopeful that these changes will make the process easier for submitters and consulting heralds.
We now need:
For name (personal name, award name, household name, etc.) submissions:
Eastern Crown will accept name submissions and documentation by e-mail, as long as the forms are filled out correctly.
For armory (device, badge) submissions:
If you are not completely sure that your printer’s inks remain true to color over a long period of time, you should use markers and color the forms by hand.
The cost for submissions processing has not changed. It is still $8.00 (US) per item, check or money order to be made out to “SCA, Inc. – East Kingdom”
The address for mailing forms and checks remains:
Eastern Crown Herald
Please feel free to contact me with any questions,
Mistress Alys Mackyntoich
Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: heraldry
SCA member and author Allan Mathew Gnagy has created a kickstarter campaign to publish the first of a series of period tailoring manuals devoted to men's tailoring of the early 17th century. The first volume focuses on doublets.
Detlef reports that at Their recent Crown Tournament, Their Majesties Lochlann and Gwen of the Kingdom of Ansteorra offered admission to the Order of the Chivalry to several of Their subjects.
The incipient Canton of Wyndriche was recently announced at the Royal Court at Great Northeastern War in Malagentia. Its location is the southern end of the Barony of Endewearde on the border of the Province of Malagentia and the Incipient Shire of Hadchester, and is centered on the border of the modern towns of Albion and Unity, east of Waterville, Maine.
Though the first organizational meeting was only held in early May of this year, the group has quickly grown to a paying membership of over 30 people. As with any new group, it is finding its way through the heraldic process and defining itself as to its members areas of interest, which are diverse. The Seneschal is Syr Cedric of Thanet. The Deputy Seneschal is Lord Kellemetlen Arpad. Group members are sharing news on their FaceBook page.
Filed under: Local Groups, Tidings Tagged: Endewearde, Wyndriche
Tiffany Brown, Chair, SCA Ltd., has posted updates on the SCA Ltd. Insurance FAQ (frequently asked questions) on the Lochac Announce list.
At the July 2013 Board Meeting, the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) proposed that the Board of Directors create a new Patent-bearing Peerage Order parallel to the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican. This Rapier Peerage would be for the related martial arts of rapier and all forms of cut & thrust in the SCA.
As announced in the Board’s original call for nominations to the APEC in March 2012, the APEC’s report is now published to the membership for comment. To access the APEC report, you may click on this link or go to http://sca.org/BOD/announcements/APECProposal.pdf. The commentary period is open until December 15, 2013.
Once the commentary period has expired, a larger and more representative Review Committee will then review the APEC’s proposal and all comments received from the membership on the proposal. The Review Committee will be established by the Board and will be comprised of representatives selected by the relevant groups and organizations within and across the Society (e.g., the Kingdoms, Peerages, Heralds, Seneschals, Grand Council, Rapier Fencing Community, and C&T Fencing Community) as a final input into the process.
The Board will work with the Kingdoms, the College of Heralds, the Seneschallate and the Grand Council to request their nominees to the Review Committee. The Board now solicits letters of intent from individuals willing to serve on the Review Committee as representatives of the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican, the Rapier Fencing Community and the Cut and Thrust Fencing Community. Hard copies of resumes (both professional and SCA related, including offices held and honors) must be sent to the attention of The Board of Directors, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789. Electronic courtesy copies should also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
The Board welcomes all commentary throughout this exploratory process from the populace at large. Please send commentary to Comments@sca.org and include “Potential New Peerage” in the subject line.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.
Filed under: Corporate, Fencing, Official Notices