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Volunteer Position Available: Æthelmearc College of Heralds Exchequer

AEthelmearc Gazette - Mon, 2015-05-04 07:00

Unto the Kingdom, greetings from Kameshima Silver Buccle! It takes a lot of work to keep a College of Heralds running, and not all of it requires heraldic knowledge! Dame Elsbeth and Master Alaric have served the Æthelmearc College of Heralds as College Exchequer and Deputy College Exchequer for many years, and now it is time for them to retire with our thanks and take some much-deserved rest on their estates. However, the College needs an Exchequer to keep running. That’s where you — yes, YOU — can volunteer to help! Have you been interested in learning the ways of the exchequer, but find the idea of serving in that capacity for your local group too daunting? The College provides an excellent introduction to this job, with minimal paperwork and minimal checks to write. Dame Elsbeth and Master Alaric have thoughtfully provided this description of the duties of the position and the approximate time needed:

  • Serve as a member of the financial committee for the College of Heralds.
  • Deposit funds for heraldic submissions in a timely manner (1 to 2 deposits / month)
  • Write reimbursement checks for allowable College of Heralds expenses in a timely manner (1 to 2 checks / month).
  • Complete four financial reports a year, three electronic, one paper (2 to 3 hours a quarter).
  • Be a signatory on the College of Heralds bank account.

If you are interested in this position, or even just in hearing more about the position and what it requires, please contact me via email.

In Honor and Service,

Kameshima Zentarō Umakai 高貴国境の王国の治部卿 Silver Buccle Principal Herald, Kingdom of Æthelmearc
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Classes at War Practice

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sun, 2015-05-03 21:33

As of 1 May, these are the classes scheduled for War Practice 26.  Full descriptions of the classes are available in advance from me via e-mailSome classes have age restrictions and other requirements; you may want to check in advance.  Send your request to me off-line at   helen.pinto@comcast.net

Hope to see you all there,
-Aidan ni Leir

Thursday, 14 May
Basics in Blacksmithing • 5pm-8pm, next to the Troll Booth

Friday, 15 May
Basics in Blacksmithing • 8am-11am, next to the Troll Booth
Beginning Naalbinding ($5) • 11am-12pm, Upper Bathhouse
Fun with Filking • 12pm-1pm, A&S Tent #1
20 Songs That Should Be in Your Bard Book • 1pm-3pm, A&S Tent #1
Inspection and Care of Your Archery Equipment • 1pm-2pm, A&S Tent #2
Basic Mead-Making ($15) • 2pm-4pm, Great Hall
Elizabethan Thread Buttons • 2pm-3pm, A&S Tent #2
The Vade Mecum: A Folded Almanac • 3pm-4pm, A&S Tent #3
Heels and Toes: Knitting Period Stockings • 4pm-5pm, A&S Tent #3
How to Make a Bog Chair ($15) • 4pm-6pm, A&S Tent #1
Poisons! Assassins! • 5pm-6pm, A&S Tent #3
Livery Collars • 5pm-6pm, Upper Bathhouse
Æthelmearc History Roundtable Discussion • 5pm-7pm, A&S Tent #2
Consorts’ Roundtable • 6pm-8pm, Battlefield Gallery Pavilion
Judging Beer and Mead in a Historical Context • 6pm-8pm, Great Hall

Saturday, 16 May
Tablet Woven Edges ($1) • 9am-10am, A&S Tent #3
Introduction to Trade Beads • 9am-10am, Upper Bathhouse
Early Cooking Techniques: Pottery Over Coals ($10) • 9am-11am, next to the Lower Bathhouse
Puzzle Letters and Rubrication • 10am-11am, A&S Tent #2
Fabric Dyeing: Simple but Impressive ($10) • 10am-11am, Upper Bathhouse
Teaching in the SCA • 10am-11:30am, A&S Tent #3
Æthelmearc History Roundtable Discussion • 10am-12pm, A&S Tent #1
Consorts’ Gallery • 10am-4pm, Battlefield Gallery Pavilion
Renaissance Dance-Western Europe-Introduction • 11am-12pm, Great Hall
Beginning Naalbinding ($5) • 11am-12pm, Upper Bathhouse
Beginners’ Beginning Class for Illumination ($3) • 11am-1pm, A&S Tent #2
Period Pants You Can Squat In • 2pm-1pm, A&S Tent #3
So You Think You’re Japanese in Court • 12pm-1pm, A&S Tent #1
Renaissance Dance-Western Europe-Intermediate • 12pm-1pm, Great Hall
Iron Oak Ink and How to Make It • 12pm-1pm, Upper Bathhouse
Medieval Food Lab: Open Play • 12pm-4pm, next to the Lower Bathhouse
Losing Loadum • 1pm-2pm, A&S Tent #3
Ebru- The Art of Patience ($2) • 1pm-3pm, Upper Bathhouse
Beyond the Basic T-Style Tunic • 2pm-3pm, A&S Tent #3
Double Reed Musical Instruments: Loud and Soft • 2pm-3pm. Great Hall
Between the Stones: Beginning Pewter Casting ($5) • 2pm-4pm, Great Hall
Hand Sewing Workshop • 2pm-4pm, A&S Tent #2
Pilgrimage Project • 3pm-4pm, A#S Tent #1
Creating the Ya: Japanese Arrows • 3pm-4pm, A&S Tent #3
Advanced Equestrian Activities • 3pm-4pm, Upper Bathhouse
Pas d’Armes Tournaments for Spectators • 3pm-4pm, Battlefield Gallery Pavilion
How to Participate in Your First Pas d’Armes • 3pm-4pm, Battlefield Gallery Pavilion
Marshal Training for Equestrian MIT’s • 4pm-5pm, Upper Bathhouse
Heels and Toes: Knitting Period Stockings • 4pm-5pm, A&S Tent #3
Known World Choir Sneak Peek • 4pm-6pm, A&S Tent #2

Locations:
The Upper Bathhouse faces the Cooper Store and has the public bathrooms.
The Lower Bathhouse is around the back and has the showers.
The Great Hall is the new steel barn structure out by the parking.
The A&S Tents are to the right of the Cooper Store, near the merchants.
The Battlefield Gallery Pavilion is set up by the fighting fields.

Note:
Any fee listed is to cover the cost of materials or kits for students; otherwise there is no fee.

Teachers:
If you would still like to teach a class and haven’t volunteered yet, please send the information below to me by Sunday, 10 May.  Space is only available on Friday, from 11am to 8pm.  These classes will only be listed here on this web page and on the information boards on-site.

To book a class, please send the following to  helen.pinto@comcast.net
Name of Teacher
Title of Class
Description of Class (brief, please, 75 words or less)
Class Length
Maximum Number of Students
Age Limit of Students
Fee, if any
Include your legal name and e-mail address, and your preferred time for your class, as well as any special requirements you may have


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Glassware evidence of East meets West

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2015-05-03 13:39

The discovery of a glass dish in a burial mound in Japan provides new evidence that contact existed between eastern Asia and the Roman Empire in the 5th century. The clear dark blue dish is believed to have originated in Sassanid Persia. (photo)

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New Heirs to the East! Les nouveaux Héritiers du Royaume de l’Est!

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:26

Prince Brennan crowns the new Princess.

En français

The new heirs to the East Kingdom are Count Brennan mac Fearghus and Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain

Long live Prince Brennan mac Fearghus and Princess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain!

En français
Les nouveaux Héritiers du Royaume de l’Est sont maintenant connus Count Brennan mac Fearghus and Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain.

Longue vie au Prince Brennan mac Fearghus et à la Princesse Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain!

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney – Finals / Les Finalistes du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:12

The final combatants and consorts speak with the Crown before the final bought.
Photo courtesy Lady Sorcha nic Aoidh

En français

The finals of the Spring Tournament for the Crown of the East will be comprised of only one bout and be fought between

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, fighting for Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain

and

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius, fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt

En français

Les finales du Tournoi de la Couronne Printanier du Royaume de l’Est seront composés d’un seul combat et opposerons

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, combattant pour Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain
et
Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius combattant pour Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Crown Tourney – Second Advance to Finals / Deuxième avancée à la finale du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:06

Count Brennan mac Fearghus fights Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov.

En français

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, fighting for Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain, advances to the final round of Crown Tourney.

En français

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, combattant pour Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain, accède à la ronde finale du Tournoi de la Couronne.

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney – First advance to Finals / Première avancée à la finale du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:56

En français

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius, fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt, advances to the final round of Crown Tourney.


En français

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius, combattant pour Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt, accède à la ronde finale du Tournoi de la Couronne.

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Crown Tourney – Semi Finals / Demi-Finales du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:43

En français

The four combatants remaining in the tournament are as follows. Two wins will be required to advance. This means an undefeated fighter will need one win; a fighter who has already lost a bout will need two wins.

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, (fighting for Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain) with one loss will face Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov (fighting for Baroness Mathilde De Cadenet) with no losses.

Duke Kenric aet Essex, (fighting for Duchess Avelina Keyes) with one loss will face Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius (fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt )with no losses.

Also, the Kingdom of AEthelmearc has new heirs: Prince Magnus Tindal and Princess Etain ingen Dalaig

En français

Les quatre combattants restants dans le tournoi sont listés ci-dessous. Deux victoires seront nécessaires pour avancer à la prochaine étape. Ceci veut dire qu’un combattant n’ayant subi aucune défaite devra obtenir une victoire, tandis qu’un combattant ayant déjà subi une défaite devra obtenir deux victoires pour progresser.

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, (combattant pour Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain) avec une défaite, affrontera Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov for combattant pour Baroness Mathilde De Cadenet) sans aucune défaite.

Duke Kenric aet Essex, (combattant pour Duchess Avelina Keyes), avec une défaite, affrontera Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius for combattant pour Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt, sans aucune défaite.

Aussi, Les nouveaux Héritiers du Royaume de AEthelmearc sont maintenant connus Prince Magnus Tindal and Princess Etain ingen Dalaig.

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Tindal and Etain are Crown Prince and Princess of Æthelmearc

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:40

Rejoice good populace, for Æthelmearc has Heirs! In a best two out of three final round, Comes Sir Magnus Tindal, fighting for the honor of Countess Etain ingen Dalaig, defeated Sir Murdoch Bayne, who was fighting for the honor of THLady Rioghnach ni Rose.

Tindal and Etain. Photo by Master Alaxandair O’Conchobhair.

The  list was comprised of a perfect 32 combatants, and held on a bright sunny day in the Shire of Hartstone. The other semi-finalists were THLord Blue Star, who received his Gage at Coronation a few weeks ago, and Count Andreas Morgan. THLord Blue Star fought for the honor of Mistress Euriol of Lothian, while Count Andreas fought for the honor of Countess Kallista Morgunova.

The Ladies of the Rose awarded the Æthelmearc Shield of Chivalry, given for exemplary courtesy and chivalry in the list at Crown Tournament, to THLord Blue Star.

THLord Blue Star. Photo by Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann.

In other news, Count Brennan mac Fearghus won East Kingdom Crown Tournament today, fighting for Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain.


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Crown Tourney – Final Eight / Les Huit Finalistes du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:09

En français

The field has been narrowed to the remaining combatants.

– No losses –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius vs. Count Brennan mac Fearghus
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov vs. Duke Kenric aet Essex

– One Loss –

Duke Randal of the Dark vs. Lord Dmitri Stephanovich
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies vs. Lord Sterling De La Rosa

En français

Le champ de bataille a été réduit aux participants suivants.

– n’a pas perdu –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius vs. Count Brennan mac Fearghus
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov vs. Duke Kenric aet Essex

– Une Défaite –

Duke Randal of the Dark vs. Lord Dmitri Stephanovich
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies vs. Lord Sterling De La Rosa

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Crown Tourney – ACTUAL Sweet Sixteen / Les seize Finalistes du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 14:55

En français

The list we published previously was incorrectly titled and was of 32 combatants. The following 16 combatants remain in the tournament.

Having completed the early rounds of competition, there are now sixteen competitors left.  They are as follows:

– No losses –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius
m’lord Arne Ulriksson
Count Brennan mac Fearghus
Sir Wilham de Broc
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov
Lord Turi mac Kinnon
Lord Dmitri Stephanovich
Duke Kenric aet Essex

– One Loss –

Lord Ôzurr
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies
Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi called Tally
Lord Sterling De La Rosa
Duke Randal of the Dark
Syr Culann mac Cianain
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

En français

Après les premières rondes de compétition, il reste maintenant seize participants. Ceux-ci sont:

– n’a pas perdu –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius
m’lord Arne Ulriksson
Count Brennan mac Fearghus
Sir Wilham de Broc
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov
Lord Turi mac Kinnon
Lord Dmitri Stephanovich
Duke Kenric aet Essex

– Une Défaite –

Lord Ôzurr
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies
Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi called Tally
Lord Sterling De La Rosa
Duke Randal of the Dark
Syr Culann mac Cianain
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Crown Tourney – Sweet Sixteen / Les seize Finalistes du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 14:25

En français

Having completed the early rounds of competition, there are now sixteen competitors left.  They are as follows:

– No Losses –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius vs. Baron Sigurthr Vigurhafn

m’lord Arne Ulriksson vs. Lord Anton LeFlamme d’ Saint Aubin

Count Brennan mac Fearghus vs. Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies

Sir Wilham de Broc vs. Lord Ôzurr

Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver vs. Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov

Lord Marcus Antonius Scaevola vs. Lord Turi mac Kinnon

Syr Culann mac Cianain vs. Lord Dmitri Stephanovich

Duke Randal of the Dark vs. Duke Kenric aet Essex

– One Loss –

Dominus Tiberius Nautius Maximus vs. Baron Duncan Kerr

Lord Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh vs. Lord Gawyn O’Clery

Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi vs. Lady Saikhan Saran

Lord Sterling De La Rosa vs. Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern

Baron Matthias Grunwald vs. Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson

Lord Corwin Blackthorn vs. Lord Harold Hawkinson

Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson vs, Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche

Lord William MacCrimmon vs. Sir Thomas of Ravenhill

En français

Après les premières rondes de compétition, il reste maintenant seize participants. Ceux-ci sont:

– n’a pas perdu –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius vs. Baron Sigurthr Vigurhafn

m’lord Arne Ulriksson vs. Lord Anton LeFlamme d’ Saint Aubin

Count Brennan mac Fearghus vs. Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies

Sir Wilham de Broc vs. Lord Ôzurr

Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver vs. Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov

Lord Marcus Antonius Scaevola vs. Lord Turi mac Kinnon

Syr Culann mac Cianain vs. Lord Dmitri Stephanovich

Duke Randal of the Dark vs. Duke Kenric aet Essex

– Une Défaite –

Dominus Tiberius Nautius Maximus vs. Baron Duncan Kerr

Lord Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh vs. Lord Gawyn O’Clery

Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi vs. Lady Saikhan Saran

Lord Sterling De La Rosa vs. Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern

Baron Matthias Grunwald vs. Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson

Lord Corwin Blackthorn vs. Lord Harold Hawkinson

Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson vs, Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche

Lord William MacCrimmon vs. Sir Thomas of Ravenhill

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Crown Tourney – First Round / Première Ronde du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 12:46

The combatants listen to the Rules of the List at Spring Crown Tournament.
Photo by Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd Fôr

En français

The final list of competitors in this Spring’s Crown Tourney is listed below.  The entrants are listed according to the Order of Precedence and not according to bout pairings.

The details on how Crown Tourney will be fought are as follows. The tourney will be double elimination with fighters bringing their weapon of choice for all rounds of the tourney. For the final four, two wins will be required to advance.  This means an undefeated fighter will need one win; a fighter who has already lost a bout will need two wins. The finals will be comprised of only one bout.

The tournament began about 12:40 pm.

Duke Randal of the Dark for Duchess Katherine Stanhope
Duke Kenric aet Essex for Duchess Avelina Keyes
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver for Lady Gracia Vasz de Trillo
Count Brennan mac Fearghus for Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain
Sir Thomas of Ravenhill for Lady Áine an Neamheaglach
Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern for Lord Harold Hawkinson (Combatant Couple)
Sir Antonio Patrasso for Mistress Elizabeth Lovell
Syr Culann mac Cianain for Baroness Edana inghean Aluinn mac Kinnon
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies for Master Philip White
Sir Wilham de Broc for Mistress Isabel Chamberlaine
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov for Baroness Mathilde De Cadenet
Baron Duncan Kerr for Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick
Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche for Lady Isabeau Du Valle
Baron Sigurthr Vigurhafn for Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh
Baron Matthias Grunwald for Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir
Lord William MacCrimmon for Lady Susanna of Dragonship Haven
Lord Harold Hawkinson for Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern (Combatant Couple)
Lord William Ravenhair for Lady Kris Spinster
Lord Anton LeFlamme d’ Saint Aubin for m’lady Cassandra Blondel de Seint Alban
Lord Sterling De La Rosa for Lady Caitrina Gordon called Katya
Lord Dmitri Stephanovich for Baroness Nadezhda Voronova
Lord Turi mac Kinnon for Baroness Marguerite de Sainte Nazaire
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson for Lady Cezilia Raposa
Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt
Lord Ryouko’jin of Iron Skies for Lady Indrakshi
Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson the Nice for Lady Lady Lavina Attewode
Dominus Tiberius Nautius Maximus for Lady Sandrine de Berry
Lord Gawyn O’Clery for m’lady Maeve O’Clery
Lady Saikhan Saran for Lord Lorenzo Gorla
Lord Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh for Baroness Molly Schofield
Lord Marcus Antonius Scaevola for Lady Octavia Valeria Laevina
Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi called Tally for m’lady Maria Charriez
Lord Ôzurr for Lady Julianna Le Chaluner
Lord Nicolai Wegener for Lady Æsa Sturludottir
Lord Corwin Blackthorn for Lady Solveig Bjorndottr
m’lord Arne Ulriksson for m’lady Anna Von Baden

En français

Les participants au Tournoi de la Couronne Printanier sont listés ci-dessous. Les participants sont listés selon l’Ordre de Préséance, et non pas avec l’ordre des combats.

Voici les détails sur comment le Tournoi de la Couronne sera mené. Le tournoi sera une double élimination, où les participants pourront utiliser leur arme de prédilection, pour tous les combats. Rendus aux quatre derniers, il sera nécessaire d’obtenir deux victoires pour avancer à la finale. Ceci veut dire qu’un combattant n’ayant subi aucune défaite devra obtenir une victoire, tandis qu’un combattant ayant déjà subi une défaite devra obtenir deux victoires pour progresser. La finale se disputera en un seul combat unique.

Le tournoi a commencé environ 12:40.

Duke Randal of the Dark for Duchess Katherine Stanhope
Duke Kenric aet Essex for Duchess Avelina Keyes
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver for Lady Gracia Vasz de Trillo
Count Brennan mac Fearghus for Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain
Sir Thomas of Ravenhill for Lady Áine an Neamheaglach
Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern for Lord Harold Hawkinson (Combatant Couple)
Sir Antonio Patrasso for Mistress Elizabeth Lovell
Syr Culann mac Cianain for Baroness Edana inghean Aluinn mac Kinnon
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies for Master Philip White
Sir Wilham de Broc for Mistress Isabel Chamberlaine
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov for Baroness Mathilde De Cadenet
Baron Duncan Kerr for Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick
Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche for Lady Isabeau Du Valle
Baron Sigurthr Vigurhafn for Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh
Baron Matthias Grunwald for Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir
Lord William MacCrimmon for Lady Susanna of Dragonship Haven
Lord Harold Hawkinson for Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern (Combatant Couple)
Lord William Ravenhair for Lady Kris Spinster
Lord Anton LeFlamme d’ Saint Aubin for m’lady Cassandra Blondel de Seint Alban
Lord Sterling De La Rosa for Lady Caitrina Gordon called Katya
Lord Dmitri Stephanovich for Baroness Nadezhda Voronova
Lord Turi mac Kinnon for Baroness Marguerite de Sainte Nazaire
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson for Lady Cezilia Raposa
Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt
Lord Ryouko’jin of Iron Skies for Lady Indrakshi
Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson the Nice for Lady Lady Lavina Attewode
Dominus Tiberius Nautius Maximus for Lady Sandrine de Berry
Lord Gawyn O’Clery for m’lady Maeve O’Clery
Lady Saikhan Saran for Lord Lorenzo Gorla
Lord Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh for Baroness Molly Schofield
Lord Marcus Antonius Scaevola for Lady Octavia Valeria Laevina
Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi called Tally for m’lady Maria Charriez
Lord Ôzurr for Lady Julianna Le Chaluner
Lord Nicolai Wegener for Lady Æsa Sturludottir
Lord Corwin Blackthorn for Lady Solveig Bjorndottr
m’lord Arne Ulriksson for m’lady Anna Von Baden

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Is Crown Tourney Your Cinderella Story?

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 08:13

Cinderella, in a Victorian illustration. Image courtesy Andre Cefalo.

One of the most outstanding and attractive features of SCA life is the knowledge that the Cinderella Story (or the Pauper to Prince Story) can be true for a few lucky individuals. The lure is hard to resist, even for those of us who will never be a Prince or Princess in SCAdian life.

Even if it doesn’t turn out to be true for ourselves, we are often able to witness our closest and dearest friends achieve that dream, or to watch from a short distance as it happens to folks we know. In essence, this is what folk speak of when they relate life in the Society for Creative Anachronism to “The Dream.” It is the heady knowledge that a motorcycle mechanic, convenience store clerk, a legal secretary, a college librarian, a stay-at-home parent or a preschool teacher could achieve a place to belong and a status in the SCA that defies achievement in modern life.

This is The Dream as we know it, and few of us doubt our ability to wing it when we get there. I bet you the reader have a mental checklist just in case the Unknowable Joy happens to you. Here is mine:

The Prince and the Pauper, by Mark Twain, was made into a movie starring Errol Flynn. Image Source: Virtual Virago

Aoife’s Toolkit, in Case of Spontaneous Awesomeness

1. Tremendously spiffy outfit.
2. Spiffy outfit for spouse and/or children.
2a. That pair of incredible shoes I couldn’t justify before now.
3. Bottle of celebratory beverage and cups.
3a. More celebratory beverage because the party will be huge.
4. Upgraded feast gear.
5. Tune up the car because we WILL be traveling.
6. Travel money.
6a. Travel club membership (my car isn’t new).
6b. Hotel money.
6c. Emergency money.
6d. Spare credit cards to spread out any debt.
7. Decide who is allowed to drive my car (I gotta sleep sometime!).
7a. Staff.
8. Chiropractor money—coronets don’t wear themselves. They say that those suckers are heavy!
9. Spending money.
10. Babysitter money.
11. Dog sitters.
12. Case of 12 hour energy drinks. Make it two cases.

If you read my list you will notice that I probably left a few things off, but that is to be expected. No one can think of every instance of need. However, I can be sure if lightening strikes and somebody wins Crown Tourney while fighting for my honor, that I will be somewhat prepared to take on the job. After all, I have people who can advise me. I have a history of participation, so I know how the SCA works. Of course, there’s an entire awesome structure built solely to manage the kingdom for me. I might spend more than I wanted on a reign, but apart from that, what else could I need?

Image source The Swedish Museum, via Flikr.

As real and SCAdian history shows us, there is quite a bit more I will need. None of it is tangible, but it is essential tomy well-being and to that of the Kingdom. Acquiring these things, furthermore, will cost me something in short supply:

Time. You see, I and every person who ever wishes to sit a throne, even every person who doesn’t, will function more amiably and efficiently if we own and use the following items:

Aoife’s Awesomeness Preparation Kit, the Intangibles
1. Problem Solving Techniques.
2. Strategies for Negotiation.
3. Conflict Resolution Skills.
4. Delegation and follow through skills.
5. Humility and thankfulness.
6. Rational thought in times of emotional stress.
7. Forgiveness.

Learning these skills is a task that can be left to experience, but that might be a bad idea. In order to learn from my mistakes, I would first have to make them, right? Lucky for me, that learning can be accomplished by reading online, for free, the many advice columns dedicated to the subjects. Many of them are written by business professionals, but others are by life coaches. It is up to the individual to follow through, to use the tools when the occasion strikes.
If, like me, you find yourself short in training or practice in these skills, I have collected some handy links, below, to save time. After all, if you are going to be sitting the throne, you’ll probably want a refresher course, and have little time to take it. In the end, however, it will probably be my ability to deftly handle these intangible skills more than any other thing I can do to prepare ahead of time, that will determine how I as a fictional future ruler will be remembered. Do I want to go down in History, or do I want to go down in flames? The choice is mine to make, and I will make it based on my actions. Regardless of any mistakes, however, it is the last item on my Intangibles list that will make the difference when problems happen (as they always do). Forgiveness: Moving past strife into a future where hurt feelings are dissolved, where we work together to improve The Dream.

I would like to wish luck to all the combatants in the upcoming Crown Tourney. May you fight well and honorably. If you win, may you rule wisely, with many skills in your toolkit!

Cheers
Aoife

Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon, CL, CP
M/k/a Lis Gelatt

Seven Steps for Effective Problem Solving

It might seem that ‘problem’ is another term for ‘conflict,’ but that is not always true. What if your problem is that the rain is flooding your sleeping tent, or that there are not enough chairs for the number of feast seats sold? This site will give you a quick process to identify, brainstorm, solve and follow through on a myriad of problems, even if you’ve never dealt with problems like that before.

How to Negotiate

When you are in a position of authority, you are going to need things, some of which are items, some of which are obstacles to be cleared, and some of which are tasks. With this site, learn how to deal with bullies, how to barter, getting around barricades, and how to avoid poking the sleeping bear.

Conflict Resolution Network

This well-written resource allows you to read, in simple scenarios, how to work around conflict. It is based on the premise that everyone deserves to win, and a win-win scenario is possible.

Mind Tools: How Well Do You Delegate?

Take the quiz to see how your skills rate. Read the article to see if you can improve your skills.

Lifehack: 20 Creative Ways to Say Thank-you

From digital to personal, in foreign languages or by sending cookies, this site helps make being thankful, and sending thank-yous, less of a chore.

Mind Tools: Dealing With Angry People

Management of an emotional situation can depend entirely on how you respond. Do you know how to answer so that you project understanding? Or will your response engender further anger? Believe it or not, this is a learnable skill. Find out how at this site.

Forgiveness: Letting Go of Grudges and Bitterness

Believe it or not, forgiveness is a health issue. Read here about how the habit of forgiveness can improve your life (and by extension, your kingdom).


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First Æthelmearc Mistress of Defense Elevated

AEthelmearc Gazette - Fri, 2015-05-01 22:36

This day of May the First ushered in a glorious new tradition as Duchess Dorinda Courtenay was elevated as the first Æthelmearc Mistress of Defense (and what could well be the first in the Known World since we believe the Lochac Masters were made on May 2, being far ahead of us in hours).

The Gazette will post a full story later this weekend, but suffice it to say that it was a day filled with fencing followed by a most moving elevation ceremony.

Vivat to Duchess Dorinda!


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An Invitation from Their Royal Majesties

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-05-01 17:55

“Please join us this weekend at Our Crown Tournament to celebrate both the selection of Our Heirs and the creation of a New Peerage—The Order of Defense! This is the first peerage created in the Society in over 30 years! This momentous occasion will be celebrated in Our Court, along with the elevation of its first three members. Most of Our Noble Cousins from the other Kingdoms are also elevating their first three candidates, making this a moment of joy and celebration across the Known World.  We will have a toast to the Order and the new Peers, so please come prepared at Court.

In Service to the East,

King Omega and Queen Etheldreda”


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: Crown Tournament, order of defense

Maryport named Research Project of the Year 2015

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2015-05-01 15:20

Each year, Current Archaeology magazine gives an award for the Research Project of the Year. Senhouse Museum Trust and archaeologists from Newcastle University have been working for over four years at the Camp Farm site near Maryport, and they have been named the 2015 recipients of the award.

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Sunday 5/3 Traffic Advisory – TD Five Boro Bike Tour

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-05-01 14:49

There will be a number of road closures and detours due to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour in and around New York City that may affect travel from Crown tournament.

This is the list of street closures as released by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office.  Streets will be closed from 7:45 am to 5 pm.

Manhattan Portion:

 Whitehall Street between South Street and Water Street

 State Street between Whitehall Street and Battery Place

 Battery Place between State Street and West Street

 Washington Street between Battery Place and Morris Street

 Greenwich Street between Battery Park and Trinity Place

 Trinity Place between Greenwich Street and Cedar Street

 Church Street between Cedar Street and Canal Street

 White Street between 6th Avenue and Franklin Place

 Walker Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway

 6th Avenue between Franklin Street and West 59th Street

 West 59th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue / Alternate Route

 Grand Army Plaza between West 59th Street and East Drive (inside Central

 East Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Center Drive (inside Central

 Center Drive between 5th Avenue and East Drive

 East Drive between Center Drive and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard

 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard between West 110th Street and West 135th Street

 East / West 135th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and

 Madison Avenue between East 135th Street and East 138th Street

 Madison Avenue Bridge (Manhattan to Bronx)

 HRD/FDR Drive (South bound) between 3rd Avenue Bridge and East 116th Street

 East 116th Street between FDR Drive and Pleasant Avenue

 Pleasant Avenue between East 116th Street and East 114th Street

 Harlem River Drive/ FDR Drive (South bound) between 116th Street and 63rd

 East 63rd Street between FDR Drive (South bound) and Queensboro Bridge Exit

 Queensboro Bridge Exit between East 63rd Street and East 60th Street

 Queensboro Bridge (West Bound Lanes from Manhattan to Queens)

Bronx Portion:

 138th Street between Madison Avenue Bridge and 3rd Avenue

 3rd Avenue between 138th Street and 3rd Avenue Bridge

 3rd Avenue Bridge (Bronx to Manhattan)

 

Queens Portion:

 21st Street between Queens Plaza South and Hoyt Avenue North

 Queens Plaza South between 21st Street and Vernon Boulevard / Alternate Route

 Hoyt Avenue North between 21st Street and 19th Street

 19th Street between Hoyt Avenue North and Ditmars Boulevard

 Ditmars Boulevard between 19th Street and Shore Boulevard

 Shore Boulevard between Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Park South

 Astoria Park South between Shore Boulevard and14th Street

 14th Street between Astoria Park South and 31st Avenue

 31st Avenue between 14th Street and Vernon Boulevard

 Vernon Boulevard between 31st Avenue and 44th Drive

 44th Drive between Vernon Boulevard and 11th Street

 11th Street between 44th Drive and Pulaski Bridge

 Pulaski Bridge (South Bound from Queens to Brooklyn)

Brooklyn Portion:

 McGuiness Boulevard between Pulaski Bridge and Greenpoint Avenue

 Java Street between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street /Alternate Route

 Greenpoint Avenue between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street

 Franklin Street between Greenpoint Avenue and Kent Avenue

 Kent Avenue between Java Street and Williamsburg Street West

 Williamsburg Street West between Kent Avenue and Flushing avenue

 Flushing Avenue between Williamsburg Street West and Navy Street

 North Elliot Place between Flushing Avenue and Park Avenue

 Navy Street between Flushing Avenue and York Street

 York Street between Navy Street and Gold Street

 Gold Street between York Street and Front Street

 Front Street between Gold Street and Old Fulton Street

 Old Fulton Street between Gold Street and Furman Street

 Furman Street between Old Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue

 Joralemon Street between Furman Street and Atlantic Avenue

 Atlantic Avenue between Furman Street and Columbia Street

 Columbia Street between Atlantic Avenue and BQE West Entrance

 BQE/ Gowanus Expy between BQE West Entrance Columbia Street

 Verrazano Bridge Lower Level (South bound from Brooklyn to Staten Island)

Staten Island Portion:

 Bay Street between New York Avenue and Hylan Boulevard

 Hylan Boulevard between Bay Street and Edgewater Street

 Edgewater Street/ Front Street between Hylan Boulevard and Hannah Street

 Hannah Street between Front Street and Bay Street

 Bay Street between Hannah Street and Richmond Terrace


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Dorinda’s Song

AEthelmearc Gazette - Fri, 2015-05-01 13:28

Submitted by Baroness Gwendolyn the Graceful, Sylvan Bard of Æthelmearc.

Baroness Gwendolyn the Graceful

Happy A.S. L, Everyone!

I’m a little behind on my article series — the next one will be out soon — but in the meantime, I could not let the occasion of our inaugural Order of Defense peerage go unmarked.

Years ago, I took a commission to write a piece in honour of Her Grace, Dorinda Courtenay. At the time, I neglected to put in a verse about fencing, an activity which she had only very recently taken up.

I had to rectify that!

Here is the song I wrote then, with a little added something to comemmorate her historic elevation. The music is by Guillaume de Machaut, a 14th-Century composer.

https://aethelmearcgazette.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/dorindas-song.mp3

Duchess Dorinda Courtenay, photo by Duchess Anna Blackleaf.


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Three tapped for elevation at AEthelmearc's Ice Dragon

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2015-05-01 12:50

Kameshima Zentar Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that at Their recent Passing of the Ice Dragon event in the Barony of Rhydderich Hael, Their Majesties Titus and Anna Leigh of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc placed three of Their subjects on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Peerage.

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