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The Saga of the Burning of Njal

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2017-11-16 15:51

The cast of performers for Njal’s Saga. Photo courtesy of Myra Hope Eskridge.

…and Bergþora will make you a promise, which she will keep, that you will be paid for in blood…

On October 14 of this year (AS LII), over fifty performers gathered to tell a story. Not just any story; either. It the biggest, bloodiest saga in all of Icelandic literature: The Saga of the Burning of Njal. A huge, sprawling epic tale of feuds and betrayals, unbreakable friendships and shattered families, the saga stretches over decades, includes hundreds of names and characters, and is tied so tightly to the complex Icelandic legal system that it is even used as a text in law school. The telling would take an entire day.

How to bring such a story to life? Master Toki Skáldagörvir, formerly of the East Kingdom and now of Aethelmearc, had already produced a full and immersive telling of the entirety of the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, first in full and then broken into two performance, enacted by dozens of individual performers. He turned to Njal’s Saga as a next and deeply ambitious step. A translation was chosen and broken into appropriately-sized sections, and then he went about recruiting performers from seven different kingdoms.

Rehearsals of various sections were held over the course of almost two years, both in person and via the Internet, and there was much discussion of background reading, pronunciation of Icelandic names, and research, even to the circulation of photos of each of the very real places mentioned in the text. But the very first time that every performer was in the same place was the final day of the telling.

Inside a camp lodge in the Barony of Thescorre, event staff created an immersive eleventh-century hall space, right down to the crackling of logs on the fire. And at ten in the morning, the first speaker began, speaking the Icelandic words of the original. For hour upon absorbing hour, storytellers of every kind handed the tale back and forth, from outright laughter to near weeping, roaring to whispering.

And for an entire day, pausing only for excellent food, Njal and all his story came vivdly to life once more.

To see all the performers for the event, please check out the Performer Bios!

Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Bardic Tagged: Arts and Sciences, Bardic

How to Use the Online Award Recommendation Form

AEthelmearc Gazette - Wed, 2017-11-15 09:06

by THL Antoinette DeLorraine

How many times have you thought “Wow! I would love to put so-and-so in for an award, but I don’t know how…”?  Here is a step-by-step guideline on how to find our kingdom’s online form.

Under the drop-down on the Kingdom webpage, look for “Documents and Forms” and poof!  It’s the first hyperlink.

The form asks for basic things like your name and your contact information, as well as any awards you have relevant to the recommendation.

Nervous about the “Relevant Awards”  line?

Don’t be! This line is not required, nor is it necessary for you to have received any awards (or the one you are recommending) in order to submit someone’s name for any award. Your name and contact information helps the Crown, Signet, or order clerks contact you with any questions.

As for the other information needed:  the recipient’s name, years involved, and what award you are submitting him or her for are just a few of the questions involved. 

If you are not sure about some of the answers, in the lower half of the form there is a space where you can write in the name of someone who may have that information (“Other comments”).

It is suggested that award recommendations be submitted a minimum of six weeks prior to an upcoming event where the recipient will be present (longer if the recommendation is for a grant-level or peerage-level award).

If you still have questions, you can always ask local members for help. You too can write recommendations and support Æthelmearc!

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Greetings unto the Populace of the East from the Office of the Webministry!

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2017-11-14 11:54

En français

It has been posted here previously that we are embarking on a quest to migrate the email services of the East Kingdom from our existing system to Google for Non-Profits. We felt it would be appropriate to give a public update to the status of that quest.

As of yesterday evening, we have fully migrated our first branch, Nordenfjord, off of the old server.

Last Friday Master Mael Eoin sent out requests for information to all of the branch Senechals in the Kingdom. When we receive those back we will then be able to start creating accounts in preparation for migrating. This will give our Officers the opportunity to get set up reading their new email account prior to the actual cutover of their branch. Holders of multiple offices will only receive one account, with multiple office email addresses all delivering to it.

There are three emails that will get sent to our users at both their current officer addresses and their personal addresses. The first welcome letter has instructions for setting your password and checking your email. The second will inform you as to the scheduling of your branch’s migration. The third is to let you know that your migration is completed.

If you have any questions about the project or the process, please feel free to ask here, or to send email to

In service,
Joel Messerer
East Kingdom Deputy Webminister for Services

En français

Salutations à la population du Royaume de l’Est de la part de l’Office des Webmestres !

Il y a eu, au cours des 9 derniers mois, plusieurs références faites à “Google for non-profits” (Google pour les organismes a but non-lucratif) dans une variété d’endroits. Si vous ne les avez pas vues, ce n’est pas grave, mais si vous en avez aperçu, elles étaient très vagues. Il est temps d’être clairs.

En mars dernier, nous avons commencé une relation d’affaires avec Google for Non-profits (ci-après mentionné comme GfNP), le service gratuit que Google fourni aux organisations classées 501(c)(3). Les services de GfNP incluent presque tous les services que Google fourni, comme Gmail, Calendrier Google, Formulaires Google, etc. Depuis ce temps, nous avons lentement et méticuleusement planifié comment nous pourrions gérer le déménagement de plus de 700 comptes courriel, répartis sur environ 70 chapitres locaux, en plus du Royaume lui-même, afin de minimiser les désagréments. Nous avons tous passé au travers de la dernière migration des serveurs du Royaume de l’Est, et nous ne souhaitons pas répéter cette expérience.

À ce jour, il n’existe pas de plans pour remplacer le calendrier des événements du Royaume de l’Est avec le calendrier Google, ou de bouger les sites web sur la gestion des sites web Google.
Le calendrier Google peut certainement être exploité par les Officiers ou les chapitres locaux afin d’offrir des services de calendrier eux-mêmes. Utiliser les sites Google serait beaucoup plus difficile et à ce moment-ci n’est pas une option.

Il y a, cependant, des plans afin d’utiliser Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Sheets, etc. Mais ceci concerne une phase 2. La phase 1 concerne seulement les courriels.

Nous avons travaillé fort à planifier et à faire tout en notre possible afin de rendre le système sur lequel nous déménageons aussi facile a utiliser que possible. Nous commençons seulement à tester la procédure avec des comptes utilisateurs réels au sein des Webmestres, et bientôt nous enverrons des requêtes à tous les chapitres locaux et les offices du Royaume afin de fournir les informations des personnes nécessitant un compte.

Ceci est où le premier gros changement entre en jeu: nous allons créer des comptes pour des individus, et non pour des offices. Donc, une personne  ayant 4 offices différents aura seulement un compte courriel à vérifier. Lorsque cette personne voudra envoyer un courriel, elle devra choisir de quel office elle enverra sa correspondance, mais répondre à un courriel choisira automatiquement une adresse pour eux. Donc, nous avons besoin de savoir qui vous êtes, alors que dans le passé nous avions besoin de savoir quel office vous teniez.

L’autre gros changement est que Google a les ressources afin d’efficacement filtrer les pourriels, alors que nous ne pouvons tout simplement pas.

Donc, dans un avenir rapproché, tous les sénéchaux de chapitres locaux devraient recevoir une requête pour de l’information sur vos officiers, comme tous les officiers du royaume. En novembre, nous planifions migrer les premiers chapitres, en commençant avec de petits groupes avec des Webmestres très techniques, pour que nous soyons en mesure d’éliminer les problèmes techniques du processus de migration avant que nous passions au reste du Royaume. Avec un peu de chance, nous n’aurons pas besoin de plus de deux groupes test pour paufiner le processus. C’est aussi l’étape où nous rédigerons les instructions pour tout le monde. Ne vous inquiétez pas, nous avons un expert technique sur notre équipe qui s’assurera que nous écrivions de l’anglais au lieu d’un charabia technique, comme nous comprenons que la majorité du Royaume ne sont pas familiers avec notre jargon.

Une fois que nous saurons que les choses fonctionneront rondement, nous commencerons à augmenter la cadence à chaque semaine. Le Royaume lui-même, pour de multiples raisons, devra être traité en dernier. Nous sommes prêts à nous engager à finir cette migration pendant le règne de Leurs Majestés Ivan et Matilde, mais nous allons procéder aussi vite que nous pouvons raisonnablement le faire une fois que nous aurons commencé. Bien que nous soyons anxieux de terminer cette tâche, nous souhaitons encore plus l’accomplir *correctement* avant tout.

En Service,
Joel Messerer (connu précédemment comme “of Vestfell”)
Député Webmestre des Services du Royaume de l’Est

Traduction par Behi Kirsa Oyutai

Filed under: Announcements Tagged: webminister

Unofficial Court Report: St. Eligius Arts & Sciences Competition

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2017-11-14 10:07

On November 11, AS 52, Tsar Ivan and Tsartisa Matilde ventured to their Barony of Dragonship Haven, to witness the Saint Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition.

After an excellent day observing the works of many of the East Kingdom’s finest artisans, Their Majesties convened court.

Their Excellencies Dragonship Haven, Baron Joseph of the Red Griffin and Baroness Bronwen Rose of Greyling, named the winners of the competition.  They also presented awards to numerous gentles of the Barony.

Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde resumed their court, and invited Dionisia of Haus Ragnarsson to attend.  Having previously received her Award of Arms, they presented her a scroll with calligraphy and words by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte, illuminated by Mairi Crawford.

Their Majesties invited the Children attending the event into their court.  They called forth Angus Pembridge to take the basket of toys and lead the children on a merry chase.

Next did the Tsar and Tsaritsa invite into court Mikkel Bildr.  Having previously received a Silver Rapier, they presented him with a scroll by Eva Woderose with words by Alys Mackyntoich.

Their Majesties next called before them those in attendance of their first, second or third event to receive tokens.

Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde invited into their court Mýrún Leifsdóttir, Olaf Shieldbreaker, Finnguala ingen Neill meic Chuicc and Bartholomew of Northampton.  Speaking of their excellent artistry, Their Majesties did present to each an Award of the Golden Lyre.

Their business complete, Their Majesties closed court.  Long Live the King and Queen!  Long Live the Prince and Princess!  Long Live the Kingdom of the East!


Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald

Filed under: Court

Competition rules announced for King’s & Queen’s Arts & Sciences Championships

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2017-11-14 07:55

Greeting from Master Philip White, Kingdom minister of Arts and Sciences,

We’re excited to have completed the materials for King’s and Queen’s Arts & Sciences Champions that will be held on February 10, 2018 in the Crown Province of Ostgardr.

This includes:

* Competition entry rules
* Competitor expectations
* Competitor entry form
* Judges rules
* Judges expectations
* Judges volunteer form
* Rubric – General Score Sheet
* Rubric – Research Score Sheet
* Rubric – Performing Arts Score Sheet

All of this information can be accessed through the East Kingdom A&S Officer website.

Thanks and appreciation to:

  • The Kingdom A&S Special Deputies who led (and continue to lead) this effort, Mistress Elysabeth and Master Magnus along with their team who helped with feedback and editing.
  • Support and feedback from Mistress Sofya Gianetta di Trieste , Queen’s Champion of Arts and Sciences, and Lady Raziya bint Rusa ), King’s Champion of Arts and Sciences.
  • Support and feedback from Their Majesties, Tsar Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov and Tsaritsa Matilde de Cadenet.

Remember… Have fun! Learn! Teach!



Filed under: Events, Official Notices Tagged: Arts and Sciences, competition, kings and queens, Kings and Queens Champions, rules

Gold Chain Muster Thanksgiving Weekend

AEthelmearc Gazette - Mon, 2017-11-13 19:23

Sir Ariella vs. THLord Rouland at the Gage Meet ‘n’ Beat, War Practice 2015. Photo by Lady Valentina de la Volpe.

Greetings All Fighters!

The Chivalry of Æthelmearc invite you to join us for a regional fighting practice in the Shire of Hunter’s Home on Sunday afternoon after Thanksgiving, November 26, from 1 to 5 p.m.

The site has indoor and outdoor fighting space, including room for long weapons. It is not far from I-79 at 1898 Grant Street, Utica, PA 16362.

Please drop armor at the site and then park at the Fire hall at Grant and Academy Streets one block away. Sir Arnthor lives nearby and is available for questions about the site or directions. For questions or suggestions, please contact Sir Ariella by email or on Facebook (Cara McCandless) or Sir Arnthor.

We hope to see you all there!

Categories: SCA news sites

Unofficial Court Report: Fall Crown Tournament 2017

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-11-11 18:09

Their Majesties, Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde, rulers of the East, did determine they needed heirs.  Thus it was on the 4th day of November, AS LII, they ventured to their Barony of Bergental, and held their Crown Tournament.

The entrants presented themselves to their Tsar and Tsaritsa.  Then, they received words from the Kingdom Marshal of Armored Combat, and the rules of the list from the Troubadour Herald.  Their Majesties did say some words, and opened a court.

Ivan and Matilde called before them Alton Hewes.  They spoke of his prowess in combat, and called forth the Order of the Silver Tyger.  He received a medallion, and a scroll by Palotzi Marti.

The Tsar and Tsaritsa next invited before them Dmitri Stephanovich.  They spoke of his artistic skills, and called for the Order of the Silver Brooch.  He received a medallion.

Next, their Majesties called before them Thomas of Effingham.  Having previously received a writ, they placed him on vigil for the Order of Defense.

Ivan and Matilde called before them Viktor Dominik.  Having previously received a writ, they placed him on vigil for the Order of Chivalry.

Their Majesties invited Briony of Chatham into their court.  She reported that her term as Mistress of the Guild of Athena’s Thimble was over, and named Vienna de la Mer as her successor.


Their Majesties suspended their court, and the Crown Tournament began.


Photo by Leonete D’Angely

It was a day of impressive, honorable and chivalrous combat, and at the end Brennan mac Fergus faced Matthew d’Arden.  Both fought well, but Brennan emerged victorious.


Their Majesties crowned Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain Princess of Tir Mara, and Brennan mac Fearghus Prince of Tir Mara, and the heirs to the Crown of the East. 



Not long after the end of the tournament, Their Majesties held court.


The Tsar and Tsaritsa invited the Ladies of the Rose to join them.  The nine Roses did select and award tokens to gentles who had impressed them.  Further, they presented the Shield of Chivalry to Euric Germanicus.

Next was Matthew d’Arden called into Court.  For placing second in their Crown Tournament, they named him Admiral of the Armies, and he received the traditional hat.

The Admiral of the Armies with his very fine hat -photo by Brendan

Their Majesties next invited Damian Isolfsson into court.  The named him a Lord of the Court, presenting him with an Award of Arms, and a scroll by Aradyn Ghyoot.

Ivan and Matilde next welcomed before them Duncan Kerr.  They spoke of his prowess as an equestrian, and called for their Order of the Golden Lance.  They inducted him into the order, presenting him with a medallion and a scroll featuring illumination by Carmelina da Vicari and calligraphy by Harold von Auerbach.

The Tsar and Tsaritsa called forward the children.  As always, they entertained the populace in attendance as they chased the toybox. 

Matthew d’Arden is tasked with running the toy box

Their Majesties welcomed into their court Kellenin de Lanwinnauch.  She was made a Lady of the Court, receiving an Award of Arms, and a scroll by Wulfgar Silverbraid with words by Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah.

Ivan and Matilde invited Kai of Mountain Freehold to attend their court.  He was made a Lord of the Court, receiving an Award of Arms with a scroll by Aelisif Hoarr Kona.

The Tsar and Tsaritsa did welcome into their court all those attending their first, second or third event.  The newcomers received tokens, and were welcomed into the SCA.

Next was Þórý Veðardóttir invited into court.  Their Majesties invited the Order of the Silver Wheel to attend.  Þórý was presented with a medallion, and a wood scroll by Elen Alswyth of Eriskay.

Ivan and Matilde next invited Eloise of Coulter to attend then.  She was accompanied by several members of the Order of the Laurel who were present, and read a petition signed by numerous members of the Order of the Laurel of the East, denouncing the actions of Mord Hrutsson.

That unfortunate business complete, Their Majesties invited the Kingdom Exchequer, Ignatia la Ciega, to attend them.  Her term of office was up, and they presented her with a sock, the symbol of her freedom.  They called for Hugh Tauerner, who spoke his fealty, and became Kingdom Exchequer.

The Tsar and Tsaritsa invited before them Bryon De Burgh.  They spoke of his prowess with Thrown Weapons, and presented him with a medallion for being the 2nd in the kingdom to achieve the rank of Master Thrower.  Not finished yet, they inducted him into the Order of the Silver Mantle.  His induction into said order made him a Lord of the Court, and Awarded him Arms.

Their Majesties called before them Thomas of Effingham, to answer the question for which he’d sat vigil.  Thomas was inducted into the Order of Defense, receiving a Patent of Arms, a coat, three separate collars and a pair of gloves, as well as a scroll illuminated by Camille des Jardins, with calligraphy by Eva Woderose and words by Alys Mackyntoich.

Next was Marieta Charay invited before the Court.  Her scribal works noted, their Majesties called for their Order of the Silver Brooch.  Marieta received a medallion, and a scroll by Eva Woderose with words by Alys Mackyntoich. 

The order not yet complete, the Tsar and Tsaritsa invited before them Antonii Machinevik.  They inducted him into the order, presenting him with a medallion made by his own hand, and a scroll with illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova,

photo provided by Antonii

calligraphy by Þóra Eiríksdóttir, and words by Merrill Wyntere.

Though the order departed from the presence, their Majesties had further business with Antonii Machinevik.  

photo by Leonete

Speaking of his prowess in armored combat, they called for their Order of the Chivalry.  Antonii was presented a writ to sit vigil at A Market Day at Birka, and received a scroll by Tola knitýr. 

photo provided by Antonii




Ivan and Matilde called for Viktor Dominik to answer the question for which he’d sat vigil.  Viktor was knighted, receiving a Patent of Arms as he was inducted into the Order of Chivalry with belt, spurs and chain.  He received a scroll by Aleksei Dmitriev.

Court complete, Their Majesties and their newly crowned heirs departed.  Long live the Tsar and Tsaritsa!  Long life the Prince and Princess!  Long live the Kingdom of the East!

In Service,

Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald

PS – Thank you to the heraldic staff for the day.  Kirsa Oyutai, Maria von Ossenheim, Lucien de Wyntere,
Lorenzo Gorla, Audrye Beneyt, and Lorita da Siena for working as the sign herald.

Photos taken by Brendan Crane, except where marked otherwise. 

Filed under: Uncategorized

BBM Bergental Yule Feast Announcement

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2017-11-10 10:20
The days grow shorter, the leaves fall, and the mornings bring frost on the ground.  Our thoughts turn to… mustard soup?
Remember the Feast of Simple Fare?  The smells, the tastes, the sensation that you won’t need to eat for about a week?  Mustard soup… roedd grodd mit floedd (cold berries and cream)… spinacci… bockwurst… mustard soup…  For many of us, Simple Fare was a tradition – cherished for decades, and remembered fondly afterwards.   Good lords and ladies, we are offered an opportunity to revisit happy memories – and tastes – that few people are afforded.  As a special favor to Eloise, Baroness Beyond the Mountain, Mistress Elizabeth Vynehorn has agreed to bring us the highlights of the Simple Fare feast for BBM/Bergental Yule.  All the best dishes will be there: will you?   Feast spots are still available, but going quickly.  Send in your reservation today – you can even do it via PayPal.   It has been five years since the last Feast of Simple Fare was held.  Who knows how long it will be before we do it again?  If you remember it fondly, come revisit old times.  If you never had the opportunity to attend, come see what we’re talking about.   We look forward to welcoming you to our Barony.  Come hungry. Event details can be found at: Yule 2017
Filed under: Events, Uncategorized

Call for Applicants – Society Webminister

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2017-11-09 15:30

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Webminister.

This position reports to the SCA Board of Directors through the Office of the President. The Society Webminister is a supervisory position of Kingdom Webministers, and is not involved in maintenance of the Corporate website (

The Society Webminister is responsible for the following duties:

1. Ongoing development and revision of the Society Webminister’s policies and procedures, as detailed in the Society Webminister Handbook. This work will include solutions for website issues as they develop; observing trends; awareness of potential issues and streamlining webministry policies to provide better service to the SCA.

2. Develop and enforce clear guidelines for local SCA group websites based on the standards found in the Society Webminister’s Handbook.

3. Warranting of kingdom-level Webministers.

4. Supervision of all kingdom-level websites, including proper use of domain names, monitoring content, regular reporting from Kingdom Webministers, and enforcement of the Society Webministry policies and procedures.

5. Acting as a subject matter expert and resource regarding issues related to websites at the kingdom and local levels.

6. Quarterly reporting to the Board of Directors for the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Required Qualifications:

* Moderate to expert proficiency in web-related technologies (e.g. HTML, Java, PHP, ASP, web hosting issues, etc.);
* Microsoft Word proficiency;
* The ability to clearly communicate via email, phone, and in written reports; and
* Dependable email access, internet, and phone access.

Desired Qualifications:

* Prior experience as a Webminister in the SCA; and
* Prior experience as an officer at the Kingdom or Baronial level.

Those interested in the position of Society Webminister should submit hard copies of résumés (both professional and SCA related, including offices held and honors) 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 resumes at and it at The deadline for applications is extended until December 31, 2017.

Filed under: Corporate, Official Notices

Unofficial Court Report Arrows Axes and Ales; Barony of An Dubhaigeainn

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2017-11-09 14:30

After a beautiful day full of activities and relaxation the court of
Their Excellencies Prefect Titus Aurelius Magnus and Baroness Sorcha of
Stonegrave began.

Their excellencies called before them Lord Peter of Hawkwood, who
thanked everybody for their participation in his archery tournament. He
was given a small duck token as thanks for his past year of being
champion, and he called Angel of An Dubhaigeainn in as the new champion.
At 14 years old he is the barony’s youngest champion! Angel received the
regalia and a scroll done by Mistress Suzanne Neuber de Londres.

Michael Leg Bain was then called upon by Their Excellencies to enter
court. He also received a Duck Token of thanks and he named Lord Magnus
de Londres as the new Thrown Weapons champion. Magnus however had to
leave the site early and thus was unable to take his place with the
other champions. So Tommaso the fencing champion was kind enough to hold
the spear regalia for the duration of court.

Their Excellencies invited Padraig into court, and two Padraigs stood.
One was beckoned up as the brewer of delicious beer, the other was
welcomed to relax as the drinker of the delicious beer. Padraig Legionis
was declared champion of brewers and received a scroll by Lady Onora
Inghean Ui’Rauirc.

Tommaso Parlapiano was invited before Their Excellencies. He was
presented with a scroll that was due from a prior and extremely wet
Potted Arms event, and confirmed as Fencing Champion.

Their Excellencies demanded the presence of Laird Eanraig the
Bonesetter. He also was due a scroll from Potted Arms, acknowledging his
long time continual and overlapping positions of champion of various
arts that awarded him a pension.

His Excellency David Vasquez de Valencia was invited before Their
Excellencies. They explained that in the rush and excitement of
everything happening at St. Andrews, they missed giving him a gift. A
small basket was handed over and with a look of surprise, then joy, then
cunning, he thanked Their Excellencies then ran away with his dark
chocolate espresso beans, avoiding the grabbing hands of his friends.

Mistress Suzanne begged a boon of Their Excellencies and asked Lady
Monkey Makgee to come into court. Suzanne announced she would take
Monkey as a protege and an apprentice and had a contract read out,
scroll done by Master Vettorio Antonello.

After they both, Their Excellencies, and all Peers present signed the
contract, Mistress Suzanne was asked to talk about the East Kingdom 50
year project she was leading for our Barony.

Since there was nobody attending an event for the first time, Their
Excellencies moved on to the last order of business, each gathered up
some Bronze Duck tokens and proceeded to hand them out. Including
chasing down Henrik of Surtur’s Brood to force him to accept the token
of appreciation. Others who willingly accepted the tokens were Aislinn
of Surtur’s Brood (2), David Fishman, Eanraig the Bonesetter, Fiona the
Volatile (2), Fredis or Theolmork, Jean Xavier Boullier (2), Jenna
Chldslayer, Medb of O’Donnchada, Monkey Makgee (2), Peter of Hawkwood
(2), Ronan Fitzrobert, Saravit of House Three Skulls, Stefan Kurth,
Slaine Baen Ronain, and Suzanne Neuber de Londres.

Lady Sláine báen Ronán, OSW
Deputy Herald
An Dubhaigeainn

Filed under: Court Tagged: An Dubhaigeainn, baronial court, court report

Bhakail Yule Feast Sold Out

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2017-11-09 13:00

From Dame Brunissende Dragonette, the Bhakail Yule Feast Steward:

Bhakail Yule feast is now sold out.

However, you can still register for offboard attendance by using this link:

We look forward to seeing you there


Filed under: Uncategorized

East Kingdom Curia at Bhakail Yule, December 9th.

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2017-11-09 11:05

Greetings to all who see these words,

Ivan and Matilde, Tsar and Tsaritsa of the East Kingdom, will hold a Curia at the Yule Revel in Renaissance Germany, in the Barony of Bhakail (Philadelphia PA), 9 December 2017, starting at 10:00 am.

As required by East Kingdom Law III.H.3., notice has been sent via email to all those who have seats on the Curia Regis. If you are a Kingdom Officer as listed in EKLaw IV.A., or a local branch seneschal, and you haven’t received the email notice, please
1. check and verify your official email address as listed in the November issue of Pikestaff;
2. use a working email address to send me a note ( so I can get the notice to you and we can figure out why the original email didn’t.

Details of the agenda will be posted on the Seneschal’s web page as soon as they are available.

in service,
Eadgyth aet Staeningum
Clerk of Laws

Filed under: Announcements, Law and Policy Tagged: curia

Mourning, Memories, and Merriment: Dual Wake Next Weekend

AEthelmearc Gazette - Sun, 2017-11-05 18:29

Wake for Masters Augusto Guiseppie de San Donato and Brandric Slaywrock
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Canton of Beau Fleuve

 There will be a memorial party for Joe and Brandric next Sunday from noon until whenever at the Wrights Corners Fire Company (4043 Lake Avenue Lockport, NY 14094) — an afternoon of stories, memories and music with food and drink. There will be live music, games, and an open mic, Garb is optional, food will be potluck with wings & beef on weck (possibly others), open bar (with additional donations welcome).

 There is no admission or charge. Donations to defray expenses may be accepted but are NOT required.

Ccoordinator and site liaison for the event is THL Wolfgang Starcke, who is reached most easily via email or on Facebook.

This is  a pet-friendly site, dogs are allowed outdoors, service animals are allowed inside, but please clean up after them.

Site is wet: alcohol is permitted for adults 21 and over.

Open flames are allowed.

A request has been made to set up a thrown weapons range. Please bring your weapons; we will be throwing, rain or shine.
Categories: SCA news sites

Vivat to the New Prince and Princess of the East!

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-11-04 21:25

The heirs to the Eastern thrones,  Duke Brennan mac Fearghus and Duchess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain, are crowned by Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde.

Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

CORRECTION: Crown Tourney Semi-Finals list

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-11-04 21:14

The Gazette apologizes for initially incorrectly listing the semi-finalists earlier today. Also, the name of Sir Matthew D’Arden may be unfamiliar to some. He has been known until recently as Sir Matthew Moreaveous Avenmork. The correct list should have been as follows.

Thus far undefeated:

  • Duke Brennan mac Fearghus fighting for Duchess Caoilfhionn inghean
  • Sir Matthew D’Arden fighting for Mistress Fia Karmen

Carrying one defeat:

  • Duke Randal of the Dark fighting for Duchess Katherine Stanhope
  • Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver fighting for Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo

Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney: The Finals

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-11-04 15:47

The finalists for Crown are Duke Brennan mac Fearghus,  fighting for Duchess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain, and Sir Matthew D’Arden fighting for Mistress Fia Karmen.

The finals format will be “Best of 5.”

The weapons form for the first bout was chosen by Duke Brennan and will be Broadsword.   Duke Brennan takes Sir Matthew’s arms and the good knight yields.

The second bout will be Greatsword, chosen by Sir Matthew.    Duke Brennan takes the second bout as well.

The third bout will be Daneaxe, which Duke Brennan won with a shot to the head of Sir Matthew.

Duke Brennan and Duchess Caoilfhionn are once again Prince and Princess of the East.

Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Fall Crown

Crown Tourney: Finals

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-11-04 15:21

In the first semi-final, Sir Matthew D’Arden advances by defeating Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver.

In the second semi-final, Duke Brennan mac Fearghus defeats Duke Randal of the Dark to advance to the final.

Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Fall Crown

Crown Tourney: The Final Four

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-11-04 15:11

Thus far undefeated:

  • Duke Brennan mac Fearghus fighting for Duchess Caoilfhionn inghean
  • Sir Matthew D’Arden fighting for Mistress Fia Karmen

Carrying one defeat:

  • Duke Randal of the Dark fighting for Duchess Katherine Stanhope
  • Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver fighting for Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo

Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Fall Crown

Crown Tourney: Final 12

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-11-04 15:04

The final 12 combatants at the Fall Crown tourney are:

Carrying no losses:

Duke Randal of the Dark v. Sir Matthew D’Arden
Duke Brennan mac Fearghus v. Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

With one loss:

Baron Euric Germanicus v. Master Dmitri Stephanovich
Sir Rory MacLellan v. Sir Hrafn called Bonesetter
Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson v. Sir Ketilfastr Thorkilson
Master Richard Crowe v. Sir Matthias Grunwald

Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Fall Crown

Crown Tourney Live Streaming

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-11-04 14:29

For those readers who prefer to watch Crown Tourney, Brynhildr Ansvarsdottir is live streaming from List-side via Twitch at the following link:   Shadowfoxx086 on Twitch

Please be advised that Brynhildr is providing this service independently has no connection to the East Kingdom Gazette.

Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Fall Crown