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Æthelmearc’s Newest Subject Arrives

AEthelmearc Gazette - Tue, 2017-08-15 11:40

Lord Christian Goldenlok and Lady Adelyn Idesbourne welcomed their baby daughter, Elizabeth (called Betty) at 5:16 this morning, August 15.

New dad Christian says Betty weighs 8 lbs. 7 oz. and has “bright blue eyes, strawberry blonde hair, and a cry that is heard in the next zip code.” Mom and baby are doing well. As the photo below shows, dad’s doing pretty well, too.

 


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Pennsic Populace Archery Shoot War Points

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2017-08-11 18:29

The Gazette thanks Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood for the following report.

The Midrealm-East-Ealdormere side has taken all 3 populace war points in Archery! Each of the three traditional shoots — presented with a Norse theme this year — was worth one war point. Archers could shoot each one up to five times during the War.

The Castle Window was a 30 second timed shoot at a distance of about 30 yards. Archers launched as many arrows or bolts as they were able in that time at a target representing a castle window slot. Hits in the slot were worth 1 point each; hits on the small white Thor’s hammer inside the slot were worth 2 points each. The AEthelmearc-Atlantia-Allies team scored a total of 1446 points; team Midrealm-East-Ealdormere scored 1836.

The “Soldiers” this year were pairs of Frost Giants at 15 yards, 35 yards, 45 yards and 55 yards. Archers could launch 6 arrows at the targets of their choice, worth 1, 2, 3 or 4 points respectively (for a maximum of 24 points per end). The AEthelmearc-Atlantia-Allies side scored 5189 total points; the Midrealm-East-Ealdormere side scored 7696.

The Clout consisted of a Giant at 100 yards inside a castle turret. On the way to that target was a serpent in a moat at approximately 50 yards. Hits landing in the moat were worth 1 point; hits on the serpent were 2 points; shots landing inside the castle were worth 3 points; and hits on the Giant earned 4 points. Archers could launch 6 arrows at the targets of their choice (for a maximum, again, of 24 points per end). The A-A-A archers totaled 4176 points; the M-E-E archers scored 6423.

Thanks to all the archers who shot and to all the marshals who worked so hard to make everything run smoothly and safely!


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Report on Pennsic War Points

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2017-08-11 18:15

Today’s Armored Combat battle ended in a tie.

The Arts & Sciences war point was awarded to the East/Mid.


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Rapier War Points

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2017-08-11 17:03
The EK-Mid won the final Rapier War point, taking the Strongholds Battle three minutes faster than the Aethlemarc Alliance. EK-Mid Rapier Army won 13 of the 14 possible war points this year.
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Report on War Point in Thrown Weapons

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2017-08-10 23:43

The Gazette thanks Serafina Della Torre for the following report on the Thrown Weapons War Point.

On the last Thursday of Pennsic War 46, throwers and royalty from around the Known World assembled to compete for the Pennsic Thrown Weapons Champions War Point in a tournament designed by Marshal in Charge, Altan of the Moritu. The tournament consisted of 12 champions representing kingdoms throughout the world. They competed in a challenging axe, knife, and spear tournament consisting of eight hard and soft targets. Participants were given specific challenges for scoring including cutting rope, hitting certain small areas of an imagine, and could have points deducted if the wrong areas were hit. Throwers were also challenged to use varying technique for throwing spear, being required to throw both under and over handed. If a weapon penetrated a target and fell out, no points are given, causing the notable quote from Tristan of Northshield: “Hurry up! Score me! Score me! There’s a breeze!”

The victor was determined by team total score. Aethelmearc and Allies had a resounding victory with 795 total points against the East, Middle, and Allies 434. The tournament had a possible 240 point perfect score for each thrower. Tristan was the highest single score with 95 points. Sir Cedric of Thanet was the highest East, Middle, and Allies team scorer with 75 points. Marshal Altan celebrated Catriona MacDhonnachaidh for throwing in full period garb. Several assembled marshals and audience members noted the courtesy, comportment, and collegiality shown by contestants of both teams toward one another.

Pennsic Thrown Weapons Champions War Point – Contestants

MIDDLE/EAST AND ALLIES:
Daniel of Whitby
Catriona MacDhonnachaidh
Duke Master Moonwolf
Safiya the Hot Tempered
Patrick the Red
Sir Cedric of Thanet
Alexander MacKeystie
Matteo Genovese
Colin MacKenzie
Mikael McCue
Ulf Jarnhauss

AETHELMEARC AND ALLIES:
Antonio de Luna
Juan Miguel Cezar
Deals Cohen
Trystan
Tigernach MacCathail
Keys Kostarev
Kuma
Breccan
Rosheen
Charles
Cecelia Medici
Akayama

 


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Pennsic 46 War Points: Thursday, August 10

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2017-08-10 23:32

This year’s Pennsic War is a contest between the Kingdoms of the East, the Middle, and Ealdormere and their allies vs Æthelmearc and Northshield and their allies.

Yesterday’s Armored Woods Battle was a tie with two points going to each side.  The Combat Archery and Siege Battle that was also held yesterday was won by the East, Middle, Ealdormere and Allies and was worth one point.

Today’s Armored Allied Champions Battle was won by the East, Middle, Ealdormere and Allies for one point. The Thrown Weapons Champions Throw went to Æthelmearc, Northshield and their allies and was worth one point. The top Thrown Weapon’s scorer for the East was Sir Cedric of Thanet, the King’s Champion.

The following information on the Archery Champion Team Competition was reported by Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood.

The Middle-East-Ealdormere team won 1 of the available war points, and the AEthelmearc-Atlantia-Allies team won 2. Each point was based on total points scored in each of the three shoots.

Friend/Foe Shoot: A-A scored 167 points, Mid-East scored 153.
Long-distance Walkup Shoot: A-A scored 365 points, Mid-East scored 432.
10 Station Roving Range: A-A scored 2303 points, Mid-East scored 2123.

An article with photos of the A&S entries and its results will be posted at a later date.

 


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Pennsic 46 War Points: Wednesday, August 9

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2017-08-09 21:19
This year’s Pennsic War is a contest between the Kingdoms of the East, the Middle, and Ealdormere and their allies vs Æthelmearc and Northshield and their allies.

EK-Mid Rapier earned another four War Points.

The EK-Mid Rapier Army took all four time checks in the Woods Battle today. They captured 11 of 12 flags over the course of the four checks.
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More News from Pennsic

AEthelmearc Gazette - Wed, 2017-08-09 19:07

THL Ulrick

This has been a War of many writs, vigils, and elevations, as well as other joyous accolades.

THLord Tegrinus. Photo by Ursus.

THL Ulrick von Schwarzburg is on vigil tonight (Wednesday) in Sable Maul Camp, then will be elevated to the Order of Chivalry on the Battlefield Friday morning before the Armored Wall Battle.

THL Tegrinus de Rhina also will be elevated to the Order of Chivalry, but the ceremony will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning on the Battlefield before the Allied Champions Battle.

Baron Master Eric Grenier de Labarre, called Grendel. Photo by Baroness Katja

Baron Master Eric Grenier de Labarre was elevated to the Order of Defense Tuesday morning on the Battlefield before the Rapier Field Battle.

Baroness Mistress Anna Eisenkopf was elevated to the Order of the Pelican in AEthelmearc Court Tuesday night.

Mistress Anna. Photo by Lady Amalie Reinhardt.

THL Rynea Ingen of Stormsport received her writ for the Order of the Pelican on Tuesday afternoon on the Battlefield and will be on vigil Thursday night at Runestone Watch camp. Her elevation will be at Coronation.

Baroness Constance Glyn Dwr was given a writ in AEthelmearc Court on Tuesday for the Order of the Pelican. Her vigil and elevation will be during Their Highnesses’ reign.

THL Thorsol Solinauga, who received his writ at Bog 3 Day/Investiture, will be elevated to the Order of the Chivalry at Harvest Raid.

Baroness Mistress Elisabeth Johanna von Flossenburg, who received her writ at Pax Interruptus, will be elevated to the Order of the Pelican at Æthelmearc 20 Year.

Viscountess Eleanor and Sir Haakon. Photo by Baroness Katja

In addition, Their Majesties presented Augmentations of Arms to Sir Haakon Oaktall and Viscountess Eleanor of Waldren at his bardic night last week in AE Royal.

Reporting by Baroness Katja (Chris Adler-France)

 

 

 

 

 


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Pennsic 46 War Points: Tuesday, August 8th

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2017-08-08 22:14

This year’s Pennsic War is a contest between the Kingdoms of the East, the Middle, and Ealdormere and their allies vs Aethelmearc and Northshield and their allies.

Today seven of the 41 war points were decided:

The East/Mid Alliance swept the day. EK/Mid won all four passes of the Rapier Field Battle for four points. Their performance was dominant. EK/Mid also won all three time checks of the Rapier Ruins Battle for three points. It was a hard fought struggle. EK/Mid Rapier Army won a total of seven points. Aethelmearc Alliance Rapier got zero points today.
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Interim Kingdom Webminister Announced

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2017-08-08 15:08

From Maistir Mael Eoin mac Echuid:

Greetings!

For the period of thirty days, starting yesterday, I will be the interim East Kingdom Webminister. After that period, an announcement will be made regarding the full Kingdom Webminister position.

Lord Lorenz and I will be at the East Kingdom Webminister meeting at War on Thursday (EK Royal, 3pm to 5pm). If there’s anything that I can help with in the role, I can be found there or otherwise at N11 Barony of Bhakail. Otherwise, email (mbroggy@gmail.com), Facebook or phone (484-442-0278) will continue to work, and we’ll be switching the kingdom email address over soon.

In Service,
Maistir Mael Eoin mac Echuid
Interim East Kingdom Webminister


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Pennsic 46 War Points: Monday, August 7th

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2017-08-07 16:23

This year’s Pennsic War is a contest between the Kingdoms of the East, the Middle, and Ealdormere and their allies vs Aethelmearc and Northshield and their allies.

Today seven of the 41 war points were decided:

Field Battle – The Grand Pageant – 4 War Points, each Field Battle is worth 1 War Point for a total of 4 War Points: Aethelmarc/Atlantia took the Field battles 3 out of 4

The Aethelmearc/Northshield alliance won three points.  
The East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance won one point.

Bridge Battle – 3 War Points; each Bridge Battle is worth 1 War Point for a total of 3 War Points:  East/Mid took the Bridge battles, 2 out of 3.

The East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance won two points.
The Aethelmearc/Northshield alliance won one point.


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Peerages at Pennsic 46

AEthelmearc Gazette - Mon, 2017-08-07 12:15

News from Pennsic 46!

Baron Eric Grenier de laBarre, known as Grendel, received a Writ for the Order of Defense.

Baron Eric receives a Writ for the Order of Defense. Photo by Dame Katja Orlova.

Sir Stefan Ulfkelsson received a Writ for the Laurel, which will be bestowed tonight (Monday, August 7) in Talbot’s Keep.

Sir Stefan Ulfkelsson. Photo by Master Fridrikr Tomasson av Knusslig Hamn.

THLord Tegrinus de Rhina received a Writ for the Chivalry. His vigil was held on Sunday night, August 6.

THLord Tegrinus. Photo by Ursus.

Baroness Beatrix Krieger was Knighted on this field this morning (Monday, August 7).

Sir Beatix is knighted. Photo by Mistress Ekaterina Volkova.

 


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Pennsic Archery Champions Team Selected

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2017-08-06 22:23

The second of two practice/tryout sessions was held today for the East/Midrealm Archery Champions Team. The East and Middle each have 14 team members and 5 alternates, and there are 2 champions from Ealdormere — for a total of 30 team members and 10 alternates.

The 14 Eastern team members selected are:

  • Godric of Hamtun, Captain General of Archers
  • Colin Ursell, Deputy Captain of Archers
  • Kusunoki Yoshimoto, King’s Archery Champion
  • Siobhan ingean Cormaic, Queen’s Archery Champion
  • Rupert the Unbalanced
  • Li Kung Lo
  • Treya min Teanga
  • Ygraine of Kellswood
  • Shi Tian
  • Mikjall Bogmadr
  • Kieran Bren of Bannockburn
  • Meruit Kieransdottir
  • Peter the Red
  • Nathaniel Wyatt

The 5 Eastern alternates are:

  • Cathain
  • Eoin an Doire
  • Nest verch Tangwystel
  • Kobayashi Yutaka
  • Aaron the Arrowsmith

While the list of Midrealm team members is not known to this reporter, it is believed that Dorigen of Lewes is included in their number, as he is a former resident of the Mid and holds their archery award of the Dragon’s Barb.

The Archery Champions Competition takes place on Thursday, starting about 9am and running for most of the day.

Submitted by Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood


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Pennsic 46 War Points: Sunday July 6

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2017-08-06 18:35

This year’s Pennsic War is a contest between the Kingdoms of the East, the Middle, and Ealdormere and their allies vs Aethelmearc and Northshield and their allies.

Today five of the 41 war points were decided:

  • Unbelted Champions Battle (Melee) – 40 fighters per side, worth one point.
    • The East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance won this point.
  • Belted Champions Battle (Melee) – 25 fighters per side, worth one point.
    • The East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance won this point.
  • Heroic Champions Combat – 14 single combats – 4 unbelted and 10 belted per side, worth 1 point.
    • The East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance won this point.
  • Rapier Champions Battle (Melee)- 20 fighters per side, worth one point.
    • The Aethelmearc/Northshield alliance won this point, with the first two passes going to Aethelmearc. The 3rd pass was fought by the East/Middle/Ealdoremere alternates, who won.
  • Heroic Rapier Champions (Single Combat) – 15 rapier Champions and 2 Cut and Thrust Champions per side, worth 1 point.
    • The East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance won this point with 9 of the 17 bouts.

Total points for the day: 5

Total points for the East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance: 4

Total points for the Aethelmearc and Northshield alliance: 1

Competition for the Populace Archery Shoot and Populace Thrown Weapons Shoot also began this afternoon. These will continue throughout the week, with points determined on Friday.


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Pennsic Setup: Words from the King

AEthelmearc Gazette - Thu, 2017-08-03 15:25

I wanted to post a note with a few observations from setup weekend. I saw many, many sets of hands helping out everywhere. Rank didn’t matter. Royal Peers were next to people without any awards whatsoever.

Do we have bad eggs? Off course. They were nowhere to be seen. And that is ok. In Royal, as well as all the other camps I saw, good people did what they could for others. Even the grumbling I heard (this is too much work etc.,) was all good natured. I’ve been at this site every year since Pennsic 12, and it is still just as magical for me now as it was then. If you let the little things bother you, you will never relax, and will likely be miserable.

Relax, let the little things go and have a wonderful, well deserved vacation with friends and family.

Timothy


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The Complete Updated Performing Arts Schedule for Pennsic!

AEthelmearc Gazette - Mon, 2017-07-31 21:59

We’ve saved a seat for you!

Lady Lorelei Skye, Dean of the Performing Arts College at Pennsic, has shared the final schedule for Pennsic Performing Arts, and invites you to enjoy the many new and returning performers, events, and more! The opportunities for entertainment of all sorts are plentiful and varied. You can find the entire schedule here.


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Troll Is Open!

AEthelmearc Gazette - Fri, 2017-07-28 10:38

Line for Troll at Pennsic. Photo by: Duchess Ilish O’Donovan

Initial reports from Cooper’s Lake Campground are that traffic is heavy, and lines are long but both are moving pretty fast. At one point this morning, traffic was reported to be backed up to the McDonald’s and Pilot off of Curry Road. Duchess Ilish O’Donnovan said,”Everyone here is walking around with big smiles. Gonna be a great Pennsic!”

Our best advice for those long troll lines are make a pit stop before your get in line, stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and use the time you are stuck in line to meet new friends and catch up with old ones until you can get to the front of the line and hear those words you’ve been waiting to hear for 50 weeks, “Welcome home!”

Pennsic XLVI Medallion. Photo by: Duchess Ilish O’Donovan


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Pennsic: Opening Ceremonies Info

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2017-07-27 16:21

Unto the Populace of the East does Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald, send greetings!

The Pennsic War is nearly upon us!  As is traditional, the East Kingdom will be marching out to the field as a part of the opening ceremonies Saturday night at 7pm (on the Battlefield or in the Barn, weather dependent).

The Baronies of the Kingdom of the East assemble to march with their crown, and any Shire or other group may also be lined up to join the processional.  Assembly for the procession will begin at 6pm Saturday night on the road outside of EK Royal.

Please address any questions to me – brigantia.

See you at Pennsic!

YIS,
Malcolm


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A Walk Among the Pines Event, 5th August

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2017-07-27 14:34

Edgithe Hlammandi reporting:

On Saturday, August 5th, 2017, I will be hosting A Walk Among the
Pines at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, NH (10 Hale Hill Rd.,
Rindge NH). We’ll be open from 10am to 5pm, and it looks to be a
beautiful and fun filled day!

Current presentations include examples of needlework, illuminated
pages and scrolls, an introductory look at Period Firearms, basic
heraldry for the SCA, period embroidery and weaving, a fencing
demonstration, a heavy fighting demo, a display of inkle loom and
lucet work, medieval archery, bowyery, and fletching, and drop spindle
weaving, along with a lot of fun, music, and camaraderie!

Heading to Pennsic? Staying Home?

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2017-07-27 14:16

For the next two weeks, the Gazette editorial staff will be split between Pennsic and home. If you have information that you would like us to share about events at Pennsic or elsewhere, please send it as usual to eastkingdomgazette@gmail.com.  We’ll be watching the email. All post are automatically shared to our Facebook, Google+ and Twitter accounts.


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