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Updated Information from Their Highnesses on Pollings

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2016-08-16 15:11

Photo by Lady Lavina Attewode

Members of Our Noble Orders:

As we mentioned at our order meetings at Pennsic, it has come to our attention that several recommendations were not picked up during our first polling. To fix this issue and to make sure everyone recommended is on the polls, here is what we are going to do.

We will be extending the due date of the current 1st poll one week so it is now due August 29th at 11:59 PM.

We will send out a second polling with the missing recommendations in the next few days.

We will likely do a third Polling at some point following coronation.

In general, we will send out all recommendations that we receive in order to gain feedback on any candidate. We trust you, Our Orders of High Merit and Peerage to give us the feedback We need to make informed decisions.

Thanks you for your patience and participation. If you have any questions about this or any other matter, please feel free to contact us.

In Service to the East,

Brion Princeps
Anna Principessa

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Polling Award Recommendations Due August 22nd

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2016-08-15 19:22

Editor’s Note: Since this article was published, Their Highnesses have announced a change in the polling schedule. Updated information is available here.

Polling Orders: Prince Brion and Princess Anna’s first polling of awards is due on the 22nd of August 2016. Please send Them your recommendations no later than this date, and, as always, early is better.

Filed under: Court, Law and Policy, Official Notices Tagged: award recommendations, awards, polling deadlines, polling orders, pollings

Peerages at Æthelmearc Pennsic Court

AEthelmearc Gazette - Mon, 2016-08-15 15:05

The Court of King Byron and Queen Ariella on Tuesday of War week saw three peerage elevations along with two Writs for the Laurel.

Duke Timothy of Arindale was elevated to the Order of the Pelican for his work inspiring the martial community.

Duke Timothy listens to his scroll being read.

THLady Alfrun ketta was elevated to the Order of the Laurel for her fiber arts work.

THLady Alfrun laughs at comments by Master Morien MacBain speaking as a Pelican.

Mistress Irene von Schmetterling was inducted into the Order of the Laurel for her sewing, knitting, and fiber arts.

Mistress Irene consents to be made a Laurel.

Sir Ian Kennovan received a Writ for the Laurel for his skill in cooking and crafting sotelties; elevation to occur at Coronation in September.

Sir Ian receives a Writ for the Laurel.

THLady Solveig Throndardottir received a Writ for the Laurel for her work in heraldic research of Japanese names and insignia. Elevation was held in the Clan Yama Kaminari camp on Wednesday of War week.

THLady Solveig bows as Their Majesties announce her Writ for the Laurel.

Also at Pennsic, Don Clewin Kupferhelbelinc was inducted into the Order of Defense after playing the prize on the battlefield.

Don Clewin is made a Master of Defense. Photo by Baron Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg.

As previously reported, THLord Kieran MacRae received a Writ for the Laurel on Sunday night at the Debatable Lands Baronial Dinner at Pennsic, elevation to occur at Agincourt in October.

All photos not otherwise attributed are by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

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Pennsic 45 A&S War Point

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sun, 2016-08-14 12:02

This year marks the second in a row that an Arts & Sciences competition was included in the War Point count. The East and Middle were each represented by 15 Champions, including allies. While Kingdoms were allowed to include members of the Order of the Laurel among their champions this year, there was a limit to the number of Laurels per Kingdom. Points were awarded based on votes from members of the populace who held a Kingdom level or higher A&S award like the Sycamore, Fleur, or Laurel.

Since this war was East vs. Middle, only five slots were available for Æthelmearc artisans on the Eastern side, but we were mightily represented by Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen’s woodblock printing; knitting and fiber arts by Mistress Irene von Schmetterling (who received her Laurel at Kingdom court on Tuesday of War week); soaps made by Lady Elska Fjarfell, who is our current Kingdom A&S Champion; glass made by Lady Kalishka Peredslava; and ceramic tiles made by Lord Ian Campbell of Glen Mor.

Click to view slideshow.

According to King Byron, “If my memory serves, the 15 Champions of the Midrealm and its allies scored 411 points, while the 15 Champions of the East and its allies scored 526. The 5 AEthelmearc Champions were responsible for 262 of those [Eastern] points. It was wonderful to stand with HRM Avelina of the East at the conclusion of the competition and congratulate all 30 of the Champions on their tremendous work.”

His Majesty further noted that the silver lining of martial activities being cancelled due to excessive heat that afternoon was that He was able to spend much of his time at the A&S competition.

King Byron addresses the competitors after the A&S War Point competition.

The slideshow below includes samples of the many other wonderful entries.

Click to view slideshow.

All photos by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope.

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Field Battle Results

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2016-08-12 18:27

The East won all three armored field battles today.

The fencing field battles were split, with two won by the Mid and one by the East, giving the war point to the Midrealm.

Results are courtesy of Mistress Anastasia, HRH Brion, and Mistress Alys Mackintosh.

Filed under: Heavy List, Pennsic, Rapier Tagged: heavy list, Pennsic, Pennsic 45, pennsic war points, Rapier, War Points

Populace Archery War Points Announced

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2016-08-12 18:18

The East won all three populace archery war points.  Results for each shoot are below.

East 5636
Mid 4132

Castle Window
East 2529
Mid 1446

East 6095
Mid 4933

Results courtesy of Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood.

Filed under: Archery, Pennsic Tagged: archery, Pennsic, Pennsic 45, pennsic war points, War Points

Barons set to the Game of Kings: Mid victorious in 3rd Annual Baronial Chess Match

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2016-08-12 14:12

Baron Mael Eoin and Baroness Ysmay of Bhakail bought a themed chess set a few years ago and sought a purpose for the set.  Realizing that one of their populace had moved from the Barony of Flaming Gryphon in the Midrealm, their Excellencies of Bhakail issued a challenge.  At Pennsic 43, Baron Dafydd of Flaming Gryphon sat across the table from Baron Mael Eoin, accompanied by three of Baron Dafydd’s kegs.   Three and half hours later, the Midrealm emerged victorious.

Bhakail then sought a contender from the East for a rematch at Pennsic 44.  Baron Jean Paul of Concordia of the Snows pointed out the bout was fire against fire, with flaming Salamander fighting the flaming Gryphon, and suggested a different tack.  Baron met Baron once more the following year and, fierce though it was, the match once again saw Flaming Gryphon victorious.

This year, Flaming Gryphon sat once more against Bhakail.  Baron Mael Eoin met the newly invested Baron Edward of Flaming Gryphon as numerous Barons and Baronesses of the Middle and Eastern realms attended Bhakail’s annual Period Games and Bardic Night during War week.  Despite a worrying opening, Bhakail rallied for a strong middle game.  Ultimately, however, the Flaming Gryphon proved victorious and the East succumbed once more to the might of the Midrealm over the Game of Kings.

Looking forward, Bhakail encourages all Eastern and Midrealm Baronies to consider finding gaming Champions to join in the tradition; we will of course continue to foster friendship and entertainment between our Landed Barons and Baronesses through the traditional match but will hope to see exhibition matches between numerous Champions, if we may.

Here’s to more gaming and next year, we hope to bring the chess set back to the East!

Baron Mael Eoin mac Echuid, OP


Submitted by Baron Bhakail, Mael Eoin mac Echuid, OP; edited by Efeilian ferch Owain
Filed under: Pennsic

Photos and Results from Pennsic 45 Arts & Sciences War Point

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2016-08-11 16:56

Today’s Arts & Sciences war point featured displays from 30 artisans from around the known world.  The East’s artisans showed their work with furniture, casting, clothing, metalwork, glass beads, calligraphy and illumination, and a medieval fiber study by the Princess of Acre (who was selected for the war point as a citizen of the East).

The final point tally was 527 points for the East and 445 points for the Middle, giving the war point to the East.  Participants in the judging consisted of individuals with a Kingdom-level arts and sciences award, and the participants came largely from the Midrealm (110), Atlantia (73), East (72), Aethelmearc (50), and Ealdormere (26).

Queen Avelina, accompanied by Mistress Amy Webbe (East Kingdom Minster of Arts & Sciences), examines entries at the A&S War Point.


Stefan of Silverforge (East)
Typhaine Arondeal (Northshield)
Kateryne Ferneley (Atlantia)
Roís alann inghean Uí (Mid)
Irene von Schmetterling (Aethelmearc)
Edyth Miller (Mid)
Lucrece de Montsoreau (Ealdormere)
Kaleeb the Green Eyed (Atlantia)
Amie Sparrow (Atlantia)
Moll Sotherden (Mid)
Elena Hylton (East)
Eithni (Northshield)
Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson the Nice (East)
Heather Hall (Mid)
Lucic de Moromzo (Ealdormere)
Biétriz la Cristalieve
Katherine Hatton Rames (Mid)
Reinhold von Glier (Mid)
Merewen de Sweynesheie (Ealdormere)
Elysabeth Underhill (East)
Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen (Aethelmearc)
Lada Monguligin (East)
Vivian de Dunbar (East/Acre)
Sorcha ingen Dennchada (Mid)
Ziyad ál-Atar (Atlantia)
Ian Campbell of Glen Mor (Aethelmearc)
Kalishka Peredslava (Aethelmearc)
Iosobail Inghean Villiam Mhic Leoid (Mid)
Roana Aldonach (Mid)

Stefan of Silverforge displayed his work with furniture and metalcasting.

Elena Hylton showed a 1480’s Florentine Woman’s Ensemble.


Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson the Nice displayed his metalwork.


Elysabeth Underhill displayed her work with glass beads.


Lada Monguligin displayed her scroll work, including both calligraphy and illumination.

Vivian de Dunbar, Princess of the Kingdom of Acre, displayed a medieval fiber study.

Reporting by Mistress Anastasia and Mistress A’isha bint Jamil, photos by Mistress Anastasia.



Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Pennsic Tagged: Arts and Sciences, Pennsic, Pennsic 45, pennsic war points

A&S War Point

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2016-08-11 14:18

With martial activities halted due to heat, please stop by the Great Hall to support the artisans competing in the A&S War Point.  From 9-3, anyone with a kingdom-level A&S award may vote on the displays, and from 3-4, artisans will be available to discuss their works.  Results will be announced at 4.


Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: a&s, Pennsic, Pennsic 45, War Points

Martial Activities Halted

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2016-08-11 13:50

All martial activities at Pennsic have been halted until dusk due to heat.

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Archery Champions Results

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2016-08-10 19:23

The archery champions of the East defeated the Mid today, taking 2 of the 3 shoots.  Complete results are below.

East Kingdom archery champions team. Photo by Lady Avelina Percival

10 station roving range
East 2015
Mid 1780

Friend/Foe timed
East 72
Mid 48

Long Distance Walk Up
East 90
Mid 96

Results provided by Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood.

Edited Aug. 12, 2016 to clarify the outcome.

Filed under: Archery, Pennsic Tagged: archery, Pennsic, Pennsic 45, pennsic champions

Thrown Weapons Champions Results

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2016-08-10 19:14

The East emerged victorious in today’s Thrown Weapons Champions war point, with a final score of 163 to 161.

Champions represented nine kingdoms, and since the Mid was unable to field a full 12 champions, other throwers were allowed to step in to complete the team.

Trystan der Fackeltrayer of the Mid had the highest score, at 24 points.  There was a three-way tie between William, Breccan Cu, and Bubba of Wolfhou for the second highest score, with 21 points each.

It should also be reported that Princess Anna of the East was seen departing the championship with an arm full of throwing axes and a fiercely maniacal giggle.  The Gazette sends its best hopes to Prince Brion.

Trystan der Fackeltrayer (Mid)
Alexander Makcrystine (East)
Bubba of Wolfhou (Atlantia)
Matteo Genovese (East)
Breccan Cu (Atlantia)
Kazimierz (East)
Dealla Cohen (Atlantia)
Ruthger Lutz (East)
Kryss Kostareau (Atlantia)
Aemilia Sateria (AEthelmearc)
Altan of the Moritu (Mid)
Tigernoch Mac Cathail (AEthelmearc)
Arinwald Rotstein (Mid)
Gunther Grunbaum (AEthelmearc)
Kestral Altara Von Barton (Mid)
Romanius Scifio Vesperanus (Ansteorra)
Seamus the Tinker (Atlantia)
William (Caid)
William the Archer (Mid)
Anton Barsuk (West)
Moonwulf (Mid)
Varinn of Attica (Lochac)
Sanada Massamoto Kenshin no Kuma (AEthelmearc)
Daniel of Whitby (Ealdormere)

This report is courtesy of Jarl Thorson.  The Gazette thanks him for his contribution.

Filed under: Pennsic, Thrown Weapons Tagged: Pennsic, Pennsic 45, pennsic champions, thrown weapons

Æthelmearc Shines in Known World A&S Display

AEthelmearc Gazette - Tue, 2016-08-09 20:41

Several Æthelmearc subjects shared their arts in the annual Known World A&S Display at Pennsic last Sunday afternoon:

THL Saiaiko’s Deigan fencing mask.

Lady Elena explains her Spanish gowns.

THL Renata discusses her German apron.

Lady Maggie and her display of herbalism & poisons research, plus her Hand of Glory.

Lady Brandy with her wire weaving.

Lady Elska’s soapmaking display.

Lord Hrolf’s handmade loom and weaving display, with handmade clay weights.











THL Solveig’s Japanese cookbook translation and research

Mistress Gillian with her display of scrolls and shoes.

Photos by Baroness Katja Davidova Orlova Khazarina (Chris Adler-France)

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East Kingdom Archery Champions Announced

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2016-08-09 08:58

Pennsic 45 Archery Champions Team
Alexandra Krakkensdottir
Annora O’Duelaghane (AEthelmearc)
Brendan Hunterston (Ealdormere)
Colin Ursell
Denys the Decadent (AEthelmearc)
Devillin MacPherson
Edward Harbinger (AEthelmearc)
Ghaliya Bint Jusef (AEthelmearc)
Godric of Hamtun — King’s Archery Champion
Jehannine de Flandres
Julienne Ridley
Kieran Bren of Bannockburn
Kobayashi Yutaka
Krakken Gnashbone
Kusunoki Yoshimoto
Li Kung Lo
Macsen Felinfoel
Meruit Kieransdottir
Mikjall bogmadr
Miles Boweman
Nest verch Tangwistel
Otto Gottlieb
Peter the Red — Queen’s Archery Champion
Phillip Reed the Facetious
Rupert the Unbalanced
Stefan O’Raghaillaigh
Treya min Teanga
Tysha z Kieva
Ygraine of Kellswood

The 10 alternates are:
Aethelthryth Kenricing
Alan of Wytleseie (added the morning of the competition)
Ciaran Ua Meic Thire
Cynric the Dabbler
Kira Asahi
Madok Arwe
Mungo Chinua
Poplyr Childs
Rolland MacPherson
Snorri sketi Bjornsson (AEthelmearc)
Sogtungui Bataar (AEthelmearc)

Names reported by Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood

Edited Aug.12, 2016 by Ygraine to add an alternate.

Captain General of Archers Jehannine de Flandres and her staff announce names of East Kingdom Archery Champions team members and alternates Monday evening on the archery range. Photo by Mistress Ygraine




Filed under: Archery, Pennsic Tagged: archery champions team, Pennsic 45, pennsic champions

THL Kieran MacRae Receives Laurel Writ

AEthelmearc Gazette - Mon, 2016-08-08 21:03

photo by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope


THL Kieran MacRae received a Writ for a Laurel last night at Pennsic. Elevation to be at Agincourt in October.

Send your Pennsic news and photos to us at Make sure to let us know who took any photos.

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Pennsic 45 War Points – Sunday, August 7

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2016-08-07 19:20

Allied Champions Battle (1 point)
Winner – East

Unbelted Champions Battle (1 point)
Winner – East

Belted Champions Battle (1 point)
Winner – Mid

Heroic Champions Battle (1 point)
Winner – East

Rapier Melee Champions Battle (1 point)
Winner – Mid

Rapier Heroic Champions Battle (1 point)
Winner – East

Total points
East – 4
Mid – 2


Her Majesty Avalina presents the East Kingdom Unbelts Team with their tabards.

Her Majesty presents Master Olaf with his tabard.

Aneleda Falconbridge leads the unbelted fighters in song.

Allied Champions Battle

Photos by Mistress Leonete D’angely.

Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: Pennsic, pennsic war points, War Points

Pennsic 45 War Points – Tuesday, August 9

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2016-08-04 09:01

Armored Bridge Battles (2 points)
Winner – East

Rapier Stronghold Battle (1 point)
Winner – East

Total points
East – 10
Mid – 2

Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: Pennsic, pennsic war points, War Points

Pennsic 45 War Points – Monday, August 8

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2016-08-04 08:52

Armored MOAB (2 points)
Winner – East

Rapier Ruins Battle (1 point)
Winner – East

Total points
East – 7
Mid – 2

Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: Pennsic, pennsic war points, War Points

Update: Beasts and Monsters at Pennsic!

AEthelmearc Gazette - Wed, 2016-08-03 14:13

As previously reported, avid Pokemon hunters (and those who just enjoy a good challenge) can enjoy a medieval, analog fix at Pennsic next week.

Pensimon Go: The Menagerie Quest will run from 9 a.m. Monday, August 8th morning through noon on Wednesday, August 11th, is intended for all ages, and will have you finding public places at War you may never have visited.

Here is a link for the PDF of the new Pensidex for Pensimon Go, for any gentles who wish to print it at home or read before arriving on site.

Pensimon Go is the project of Lady Elinor Larke LeDauncer of the Midrealm and her stalwart band of gamesters, and supported by staffers from both the East and Æthelmearc (Dame Aoife Finn). 

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Sanction Guide – Corpora Changes – Request for Comments

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2016-08-02 18:16

As Corpora is the primary guide to all SCA rules and procedures and the sanction guide is subordinate to the Seneschals Handbook in terms of precedence, a change to Corpora is being considered by the Board of Directors, i.e.  deleting references to the Sanction Guide in Corpora.  This change clearly reasserts that Corpora is the primary guide to SCA rules and procedures, reduces confusion and eliminates any appearance that Corpora is subordinate to the Sanction guide.

In order to facilitate this change, the Board is presenting a proposal to the membership for commentary for removal of the following portions of Corpora dealing with references to the Sanction Guide:

Chapter I, Section F, subsection 4

Chapter X, Section C, subsections 1(b), 2(b) and 3(b).

For ease of reference a copy of the Governing Documents (Corpora) can be found here:

Commentary can be sent to .  Please place the term Sanction Guide – Corpora Changes in the subject line.  The deadline for commentary is October 1, 2016.

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

You may also email

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Filed under: Announcements, Corporate, Official Notices