SCA kingdoms and branches
Baroness Leonete D’Angely has once again turned out a “Betting Man’s Guide” for the Laurels vs. Pelicans boffer melees along with her father and partner in crime, Master Liam St. Liam. Guides cost $1. You can buy them online or in person at the Laurels vs. Pelicans melee at Panteria.
To buy a copy online, go to www.laurelsvspelicans.com and contribute $1 using the PayPal button. A pdf of the Guide will be sent to your email address. Your donation will go to the Pennsic war chest and help fund Pennsic activities such as the Knowne World Party which is going to be held after opening ceremonies.
Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Laurels vs. Pelicans, Panteria
Unto the East Kingdom does Osgkar of the wood send greetings,
Here is the exact wording from society
D. Fiberglass Spears
We will continue to be able to use the mod in kingdom but they need to be marked with green and red denoting an experimental weapon.
In service to the greatest Kingdom in the know world I remain
Choose well whom you teach to war …
Filed under: Heavy List, Official Notices
Recently, the call went out that the position of East Kingdom Seneschal will be open at the end of 2013. http://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/positions.html. The deadline to respond is July 18, 2013.
The first thing to consider is why you would want to do this. The position of Kingdom Seneschal is not for glory. Your voice, your opinion, is the law within the Kingdom. When the crisis hits, when you think all is calm, and something comes up, it is up to you to deal with it. You are the leader of the team. At all times, you must rely on others, and remember that they are volunteers also.
You are responsible for advising the royalty on laws and policies. This means that you need to have an extensive knowledge of Kingdom and Society governing documents. You will need to remember that the royalty have stress of their own, and their jobs are as hard, if not harder than yours. Advising them means that you will need to properly instruct them on whether or not they can take desired actions, and, you will need to be able to tell them when they can’t, and why. Your job is to make sure that they are protected, and that their reign goes as smoothly as possible.
An important consideration is what the position can do to your relationships. How does your spouse, significant other, and/or children feel about you taking on this type of responsibility? Will they be able to handle the change in your time and attention being shifted to the demands of the Kingdom? This is a very important thought to consider very carefully.
Why did I do it? I did it to challenge myself, no other reason. I had seen the inner workings of what the job entailed; it had been in my house for two prior terms. I had no excuse of ignorance. For me, I wanted to help, and take on one of the hardest jobs in the Kingdom. And, let me tell you, it did challenge me!
Be warned, this position will change you. You will see things that you didn’t think possible. There will be surprises along the way. Be it an unexpected blow-up in a group that you didn’t see coming, to something that you wish with all your might never happened, you will need to deal with it. You will be placed in positions where you have to make a decision that leaves no one happy in the end. There are times that you will wonder if you have any idea what you are doing, and other times when you wonder why in the world you ever took it on.
However, with all the pressure, and difficult situations, there was a bright side that I would never trade in. I got to meet wonderful people. The position can take away the wonder of this hobby at times, but I got to see a different bright spot: the hard work that really great people do within this Kingdom and Society to make it work.
To borrow lyrics, because of having been Kingdom Seneschal, I don’t know if I’ve been changed for the better, but I have been changed for good.
Mistress Hedewigis Ockenfüssin, the current East Kingdom Seneschal, has encouraged anyone considering this position to contact her with any questions. If you are interested in the position, I would encourage you to speak with her. I am also available, and would encourage you to also speak to other past Kingdom Seneschals as well.
Mistress Katherine Barr
Click here to email questions/comments to Katherine Barr.
Filed under: Interviews
Baroness Katherine Barr, former Seneschale of the East, evened up the sides in the Laurels vs. Pelicans melee by joining the Pelicans yesterday. “I thought I would give the Laurels a fighting chance by not using my shield and sword, Dietrich, from last year.”
Fundraising for the melee was supposed to end tonight so the weapons makers had time to construct specialty weapons. Sir Michael of York and Lord Gregory of York, who build the weapons with a team of volunteers, have offered to extend the deadline.
“This event is too much fun to put road blocks up,”
The three participants still raising money for their specialty weapons are:
Filed under: Events, Uncategorized Tagged: Laurels vs. Pelicans, Panteria
Queen Kiena, beautiful and fierce inspiration to King Gregor, will get on her hobby horse armed with a boffer lance to slay Laurels on Saturday, May 25th at Panteria. Her Majesty has joined the Laurels vs. Pelicans fundraiser for the Pennsic War Chest on the side of the Pelicans. The Pennsic War Chest helps fund the Knowne World Party, Royalty Dinner and other Pennsic activities.
With the addition of Her Majesty, Mistresses Catrin and Eleanor moved from the Pelican to the Laurel side to even up the numbers. A good time for the watching crowd is the goal of the melees, which also explains weapons forms like broom, feather of doom and oar.
The current tallies for the participants are listed below. If you want to help the crowd have fun, the peers have weapons and fund Pennsic activities, you can donate to a peer at www.laurelsvspelicans.com. Don’t let a peer go out armed with only a dagger against Her Majesty’s steed and lance!
Despotissa Margarita Kofinopoia – $0.00
Filed under: Events Tagged: Laurels vs. Pelicans, Panteria
The Laurels vs. Pelicans will be fighting in a boffer melee to raise money for the Pennsic War Chest. The War Chest supports Pennsic related expenses associated with the Royalty such as the Known World Party (which will happen after opening ceremonies), the Royalty dinner and the Queen’s Tea. Rumor is that the Known World Party is something the populace will not want to miss this year.
More pelicans have joined. Despontissa Margarita Kofinopoia, the Scourge of Somethingorother, hopes to take the field with a broom; Maestro Dorio of the Oaks, The Peaceful Negotiator, wants a Feather of Doom; and Master Ulric von der Insel is fundraising for a Giant Spoon. The Laurels gained Mistress Eva Woderose, The Killigrapher.
The most senior peer in the melees, Master Leiftameon, added a specialty weapon of juggling clubs. He received his Laurel thirty-three years ago. If he makes the $100 level, the weapon makers will make clubs balance them so he can juggle them on the field.
Mistress Mirabel has already raised enough money to get a sheep, Mistress Dzioginte gets a shovel and Master Edward will have Cuddles, the Giant Scorpion of Doom. Other peers are still in need of some fun weapons that the crowd will love. You can see who you might want to support – and help support some Pennsic fun at www.laurelsvspelicans.com.
Filed under: Events, Uncategorized Tagged: Laurels vs. Pelicans, Panteria
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On June 19, 2013, the Marche of Alderford will present a demo at the North Branch of the Stark County District Library, on 25th St. in Canton. The demo will run from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Categories: SCA kingdoms and branches
In a round room, with torrential rains falling beyond its walls, The Mighty King Gregor held His court at East Kingdom Southern Region War Practice. Surrounded by the local populace as well as all those who had traveled a greater distance, He welcomed the new Prince of AEthelmearc, Timothy of Arindale into His Court, and remarked on the excitement and joy surrounding having a former King of the East, and such a dear friend, win the Crown Tournament of AEthelmearc. His Highness AEthelmearc presented His Majesty with a gift and spoke of how nice it was to be welcomed so warmly.
The Thrown Weapons Marshal, Colin MacKenzie, was then invited by His Majesty to present tokens for excellence by thrown weapons fighters. Colin spoke about the new ranking system, and two gentles received note for achieving Throwers rank, they were Mattheus dei Conifix and Wulfram Bernhardt. A third, Alexander Makeristyne, became the first to receive the rank of Expert in Royal Round.
His Majesty then welcomed a representative of the shire of Owlshurst who had requested a moment of His time to come forward. Conall mac Taithlich was this gentle, and he presented His Majesty with a pair of beautiful wooden chests that had embattled molding, and where finished with milk-paint and linseed oil, made with his own hands as a gift for Their Majesties from the shire.
The next business for His Majesty’s court was two scrolls that had long awaited delivery to their recipients. Both pieces of business had been tended to in previous courts, but both scrolls still awaited the proper hands. First of the individuals to whom one of these scrolls belonged was Toshihiro Kanjin. This man had been made a Lord of the Court at Shire Wars in the year before this one, and now his scroll created by Kayleigh McWhyte, was read before him and handed into his keeping. The other of these two items was for Constancia Aelfwinesdottir, who was then invited before the King. She had been made a member of the Order of the Silver Crescent many years prior at Pennsic the 35 th. At long last she heard the words that had been penned on her behalf by Muirgheall O’Riein and received the beautiful scroll created by Ignacia la Ciega.
His Majesty then called forward Yasemin bint al-Hajjar and Hassan Ibn Abd Al-Malik. As they stood side by side before their King, Count Ruslan Novgorodcev was called forward to speak of why these two gentles had been brought to His Majesty’s attention. Count Ruslan spoke about Yasemin’s research into her garb and the time she took to create it. He mentioned her time spent on the archery range and her love of fencing. Then he spoke of Hassan’s time spent as a heavy weapons fighter as well as a fencer, and his love of Middle Eastern drumming. His Majesty found all of these worthy reasons to make Yasemin a Lady of His Court, and Hassan a Lord, and so it was done, and a scroll was promised to them each.
Next His Majesty required the presence of Kalara Corvus and Torstein the Indecisive. Again Count Ruslan’s words where required and he joined these two gentles before His Majesty. He praised Kalara’s fighting and garb making skills and after teasing Torstein about how he had been forced to choose his 2nd name for him that very day, praised him for supporting the efforts of the fighters and for his brewing skills. His Majesty remarked on how necessary these contributions where to His Kingdom, and found these two gentles deserving of being made a Lady and Lord of His Court, and a scroll was promised to them each as well.
Alana O’keeve was then called into His Majesty’s presence. Confusion crossed her face as she stepped forward before the King. He praised her for all of her work within His Kingdom, for her work as Shire Seneschal, with the archery and thrown weapons community, as Deputy to the Shire’s Herald and for her work at Herald’s Point at Pennsic and many other things as well. He welcomed forward His Order of the Silver Crescent, and tears sprung to Alana’s eyes. With the reading of a beautiful scroll created by Chrestinne la Pescheresse and worded by Alys Mackyntoich and the presentation of a medallion that had been held by Alys Mackyntoich, Griffyn ap Madoc and Brunissende Dragonette, Alana O’Keeve was made a member of the Order of the Silver Crescent.
Next name called for appearance before the King was Finnghuala Rowen. Quickly she was ushered before His Majesty, and she stood quietly as she heard Him praise the help she offered and work she did, and then she listened intently as the scroll created for her alone by Elsa de Lyon was read, and she too was made a Lady of the Court.
The herald then called for Robert the Tall to step before the King. The King looked him up and down and then He stood, and walked to stand beside him, and measured with His own height whether this man might have the right to call himself by Tall. Finding it acceptable, the King then called for His newest Silver Crescent, and Alana stepped forward again, this time to speak on Robert’s behalf. She told of how he’d come from the Shire of Silver Rylle to Owlshurst and now helped in both places, about how he was always the first to arrive and the last to leave an event – helping with all that needs doing while he’s there. She spoke of his love for archery, and about how he had become an archery marshal. These things the King found more than simply acceptable, and so Robert was made a Lord of His Court, and promised that a scroll would be forthcoming.
The call then came for Thorfinna of Owlshurst, and the King drew forward Linette de Gallardon as well, for Linette was to speak on Thorfinna’s fine qualities to Him. She pointed out the fantastic site tokens for that day, which could be used as bookmarks as well, and spoke about the eagerness with which Thorfinna had volunteered to create them. Linette went on to tell of how this fine woman offers and supplies help where ever it is needed. The King considered her words well, and saw their worth and the worth of this woman, and made of her a Lady of His Court at once, promising her that a scroll was to come.
Two names where called next. Mary of Montevale and her husband, Dominic Seamor. King Gregor made mention of words come to Him of 15 years of service from each of these gentles. Of all the various officer’s positions that Mary had held, of all the demos and journeys both within Montevale and even to other Kingdoms that this pair had made to help wherever they could. Then His Majesty called for His Order of the Silver Crescent, and spoke of how these two belonged among their ranks. First a scroll by Jonathan Blaecstan was read for Mary, and in the reading, it became clear that not just this King, but His predecessors Edward and Thyra had wished to see this done, as the date upon the scroll was marked as Dinning with King Vlademar at Mid Winter of Anno Societatis 47. Then a medallion commissioned for her by her own husband was hung around her neck and she joined the ranks of those around her. Then the reading of a second scroll, this one created by Sarra the Lymner and lettered by Kayleigh McWhyte for Dominic, and a medallion for him from his King, and he too joined these honored ranks.
Next before the King was Brandfulr of Owlshurst, and again the King called for Linette’s words regarding one of His subjects. She spoke earnestly of his help with everything, his work on projects that needed doing and in kitchens that needed another pair of hands. Again the King found her words to be well noted, and saw fit to make Brandfulr a Lord of His Court as well. Promising a scroll to follow at some time, not too far off.
Sorcha N’Eoghain was then called to stand before her King, and He bade Linette to stay and speak to Him of this gentle as well. A passel of her own children she was credited with drawing into youth combat. Her help always found at these demos, encouraging other children as well. Well known is the King’s joy at seeing the children of His Kingdom encouraged, and He praised her highly for these things she did, encouraged her on to more and rewarded her with the right to bear arms. Introducing the newest Lady of His Court, a scroll was promised to her as well.
The last name to be cried in this court was that of Kolbrandr Galti, and one last time the King called forward Count Ruslan to speak of this man. He spoke of Kolbrandr’s focus on heavy weapons fighting, and the King recalled fighting beside him this very day. Ruslan then made mention of this man’s love for all things Viking and the vast research that he did into the subject. King Gregor listened well, and nodding in agreement He spoke it done, and named Kolbrandr the last Lord of His Court made this day.
With that His Majesty rose, thanked all for coming out in that day’s rain and spoke of how greatly He looked forward to fighting side by side with Prince Timothy at Pennsic this year. –and His Court was closed, as all business had been done.
These are the events as I witnessed them this day.
Joyously in service to Crown and College,
Filed under: Court
The following is the report of Lady Sabina Luttrell, East Kingdom Minister of Lists, on the Kings and Queen’s Rattan Championship held in the Shire of Rusted Woodlands on May 4th, 2013.
The following warriors entered the competition for the glory of being the King and Queen’s Rattan Championship:
*Some names may be misspelled due to poor handwriting
Four Atlantian Speed Rounds were held in four separate weapons forms. All combatants could fight in as many forms as they chose. The top four combatants from each round continued onto the sixteen fighter double elimination round.
The winner of each round is shown in bold. The top 4 combatants of the Atlantian Speed Rounds were:
Sword and Shield
The double elimination tournament was held with eleven combatants. Culann mac Cianain was seated on the tree three times, Konrad der Lowe was seated twice, William Ravenhair was seated twice, and Jan Janowicz Bogdenski was seated twice.
There was a “Wheel of Pain and Perdition” that was spun to determine each pair’s individual bout format.
The Semi-Final combatants were Konrad vs. Jan and William vs. Culann. The bouts were two out of three.
The Finalists were Konrad der Lowe and Culann mac Cianain. The bouts were three out of five.
The victor of the Kings and Queens Rattan Championship and King’s Champion is Konrad der Lowe.
The Queen’s Champion as chosen by Queen Kiena is Ryouko’Jin of Iron Skies.
Congratulations to all of the combatants for a well fought tournament and a very fun day.
Yours in Service to Their Royal Majesties and the East Kingdom,
Lady Sabina Luttrell
East Kingdom Minister of Lists
Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Kings and Queens Champions, Tournament Results
This year’s list of Laurels and Pelicans has been announced for the Laurels vs. Pelicans boffer melees. The fundraiser will benefit the Pennsic war chest. Peers are given weapons based on how much money is donated in their name. They can take the field at Panteria with something as small as a dagger or as fantastical as a giant scorpion. To support your favorite peer, go to www. laurelsvspelicans.com. Any peer who hasn’t signed up and wants to should send an email to the organizers.
Available weapons and their cost are:
The peers are listed below with their fighting nicknames and desired specialty weapons (if they have them).
Filed under: Events, Uncategorized
The following warriors entered the lists on a gorgeous spring day to compete for the honor of becoming Prince of the East Kingdom and crowning their consort as Princess.
There were 4 round robin lists to start the day. The top 4 combatants (*starred*) were taken from each pool to compete in a double elimination tournament.
The initial pairings for the double elimination tournament were:
The Semi-Finals were:
The Finals were: Kenric vs. Thomas
The winner of the Spring Crown Tournament and the new Prince of the East Kingdom is Earl Kenric aet Essex!
Photo couresty of Mistress Fiona O’Maille.
Filed under: Uncategorized
The populace of the East Kingdom gathered together in the Shire of Rusted Woodlands on the 4th of the month of May Anno Societatis 48, called in the Common Era, 2013, to witness the great feats of it’s own warriors as they competed for the honor of being the King’s or Queen’s Champion of Arms. As befits an event which is the first of a fresh new year, the air was filled with the fresh promise of Spring and the sights of many where fixed upon great new potential. The format for the day’s competition was explained, as the scent of fire and meat filled the air from the day board offerings. His Majesty gathered all around to speak of the meaning of that for which they fought this day. Drawing the sword of state from it’s sheath as it was held by his soon to be retired champion, Brennan mac Fearghus, he read the motto etched upon it, Justitia Virtutum Regina recited it’s translation, Justice is Queen of Virtues, and then discussed the deeper meaning and great honor behind the statement.
And then the competition began. With a great many pairs of fighters upon the field at once as first they fought each of the four designated weapons forms, Great Weapons, Two Weapon, Single Sword and Sword and Shield. As victories and losses where noted, some were done for this day and fewer then before moved on. Round after round where then fought, and the numbers dwindled to two. Sir Culann mac Cianain and Duke Konrad von Ulm where left – at most five clashes of arms left between them and the possible attainment of the honor of being King’s Champion this day. First a win by Sir Culann, the next by Duke Konrad, and again they each took one more to bring the tally to two apiece and one left to be fought. Fighter’s choice of weapon this round. Duke Konrad chose his sword and shield and Sir Culann, his pole arm. They measured and they fought, until Duke Konrad emerged victorious – The new King’s Champion of Arms had been found.
The Queen now had a great decision upon her shoulders – for She, and She alone could select who among the fierce and noble fighters seen that day, could be named Her Champion.
As the shadows lengthened but yet the warmth of sun still shone, Their Majesties court was called upon the very grassy field where heartfelt ferocity had been witnessed from so many that day.
First Her Majesty had Baron Wulfgar Silverbraid called into her presence. For she had happened upon a conversation of his that day that displeased her, and She desired of him both explanation and penance. When asked the subject of his discussion he responded quite simply with “We spoke of Sean Connery Your Majesty.” And She conceded that this would gain him a small amount of Her forgiveness, but She also required that he kneel in penance throughout court that day.
Then Their Majesties were on to the business about which this day was centered. His Majesty had called into court the winners from each of the four weapons forms initially fought. Sir Culann mac Cianain was called for his victory in Great Weapons, Pan Jan Janowicz Bodanski was called for his victory in Two Weapon, and Duke Konrad von Ulm had emerged victorious in both Single Sword and Sword and Shield that day. His Majesty spoke of His pride in each of them, He spoke in earnest about how important He found it to be that the fighters of His Kingdom, and specifically His Champion, be able to fight with a multitude of weapons. Sighting even the weapon of tankard, should a fierce tavern brawl ensue. He then honored each of them with His token for their martial achievements.
Now it was time to bid farewell and give thanks to the retiring Champions and make
She then spoke of Her right to choose Her own Champion, and of how difficult a choice it had been today. So many truly great choices had been shown to Her on the field, but She called forward Sir Tanaka and told him She had chosen one of his squires to be her Champion, and that since She did not know him well She would require his introduction. Confused, he mentioned that in his great fortune he had more then one squire who had competed that day, and therefor he was unsure of which squire She had chosen. The Queen replied “Introduce me to the beautiful Samurai.” And Sir Tanaka called forward his squire Ryouko’Jin of Iron Skies. Her Majesty congratulated Ryouko’Jin on all that She had seen of him that day, and as She placed the Queen’s Champion tabard on him, mentioned that perhaps they should arrange for something that better suited the attire of his persona, but that for now this would do. Ryouku’Jin accepted with honor, and was given a scroll that matched the King’s Champion scroll, for it had been done by the same scribe, Palotzi Marti. Ryouku’Jin then assumed his place on the dias.
Their Majesties next order of business was to call for the presence of two young boys, Kyle and Leo of O’Choda. The boys arrived, escorted by their parents, before Their Majesties and where welcomed warmly. So many fine things had been heard about them. About how much they helped, and how highly they were valued by those that knew them, and so Their Majesties saw fit to call forward Their Order of the Tygers Cub and add these two to their numbers. With a pair of scrolls, one designed specifically for each boy, written by their own mother, Cateline la Braderesse and created by Ysemay Sterling, and with a pair of medallions, made for them and carried into court by two friends who were already members of the Order, it was done.
Next the cry went up for Sorcha de Barry to present herself before Their Majesties. There was much laughter and good humor from the friends with whom she had been sitting, for she clearly did not expect for her name to be called. His Majesty asked if the information He had received about her was true, if she truly spent hours on end entertaining and helping with the children of His Kingdom? She replied that it was a task she enjoyed and that she did indeed choose to do so with much of her time. His Majesty praised her for this, and discussed how important it was to have people such as she, who would spend thankless time with something as important as the children. And so she was made a Lady of Their Court, with a scroll made for her by Ian Raven of Tadcaster and lettered for her by Annys Wolf of Wharram Percy. But, His Majesty did not allow her to leave Their presence just yet. He had a chest brought forth, and called upon all the children present in court and bade Lady Sorcha de Barry oversee the children’s selection of a toy for themselves from the chest.
Now Gillian de Whittemere’s presence was requested, and laughter arose a new, for as Her Majesty so cleverly noted, it had been Gillian who had enjoyed the most, the surprise on her friend Sorcha’s face when her name was called, and now that same expression had crossed her own. Her Majesty spoke of the words regarding Gillian that had come to Their ears. As a Shire officer, an Autocrat for local events and in assisting with the coordination of martial activities, her motivation and enthusiasm where tireless, it would seem. These things, The Queen remarked, certainly made her worthy of becoming a Lady of Their Court. Lady Gillain was given a scroll who’s words and calligraphy was done by Mariette de Bretagne and whose illumination was done by Anthony Santella by which to prove this doing.
His Majesty then stood and spoke to the populace of good news that had reached His ears that very day. While previously He had shared that Aethelmearc has sworn to stand beside the East at Pennsic this year, a former King of the East, Duke Timothy of Arindale, had won the Crown Tournament of Aethelmearc this very day, cementing the alliance even further.
His Majesty then noted that He required Sir Tanaka’s presence yet again, and with Sir Tanaka before Him, made reference to something that had happened 20 years ago. He spoke of Sir Tanaka’s Knighting, and recalled fondly how well deserving of this title the man was. Gregor, King of these Eastern Lands by right of arms, declared clearly for all to hear that this man before him was probably the most loved individual of the East, and that while he might not be the mightiest of warriors, he was without doubt the finest Knight. Sir Tanaka, asked that he might swear fealty then, and His Majesty told him he would gladly take his fealty, once He was finished speaking. King Gregor then spoke about Sir Tanaka’s household and local group, and how both where always ready, willing and able to rise to the occasion – and that it was, He felt, in no small part due to Sir Tanaka’s fine influence. His Majesty then took the Sword and State and standing with His Queen beside Him, took Sir Tanaka’s fealty oath. Sir Tanka spoke words he claimed to be as close as he could recall to those he spoke at his own Knighting. Beginning “I Knight of the East and Society, pledge all that I am…”
There being no further business that day, Their Majesties closed Their Court and retired to feast.These are the events as I witnessed them this day. Joyously in service to Crown and College, Baroness Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah Vox Regis
With special photo credits to Mark Smith (Baron Master Dietrich) for the photograph of the Queen’s Champion) and Jennifer Guyton (Baroness Cateline) for the photographs of the AoAs and the Tyger’s Cubs.
Filed under: Court, Events, Uncategorized
Duke Timothy of Arindale, won the Crown Tournament of Aethelmearc today, fighting for Duchess Gabrielle van Nijenrode.
Their Hignesses last reigned in the East in A.S XXXII.
Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: aethelmearc, Crown Tournament, heavy list
Throughout much of the East Kingdom the unofficial start of the camping season is Memorial Day weekend (this year it falls on May 24 – 27th) and the Kingdom Event Calendar boasts two excellent camping events for you to get out of your winter habitation and spend some time “on campaign” with your fellow medievalists. Soak up the late spring sunshine, get in the first big melee or woods battle of the season, shop ’til you drop, and get your garb and equipment a fresh infusion of wood smoke as you join in the revelry around the campfire.
PLEASE NOTE: QUEST XXX which is also traditionally held on Memorial Weekend HAS BEEN CANCELED
This annual event sponsored by the Barony of Concordia of the Snows pits the red rose of Lancaster against the white rose of York in a fun and friendly event loosely themed after the English civil wars of 1455 – 1485. Event Stewards Baron Pierre de Tours and Lady Jaquelinne Sauvageon will once more bring you a full slate of the best the SCA has to offer. Of especial note to attendees is the fact that the Mongolian Wok will not be attending the event this year. Attendees are advised to plan their food rations accordingly. The reservation deadline for Roses is May 17th and details about how to register in advance can be found on the event website.Panteria XVIII (Thetford, VT)
This year, the Shire of Panther Vale is pleased that in addition to the usual slate of activities, Panteria will be hosting the King’s and Queen’s Equestrian Championship. The event will once again offer a meal plan, and the (relative) luxury of several cabin and tent-cabin accommodations. A new event at Panteria this year is the Pelican’s vs. Laurels fundraiser. This humor-infused boffer melee was such a hit last year at the Northern Region War Camp that it’s coming back with new participants as well as some returning combatants from last year. The reservation deadline for Panteria is May 17th and details about how to register can be found on the event website. The Gazette has received reports that reservation numbers are running higher this year than in years past and the wise attendee who wishes a seat on the meal plan or a bunk in a cabin will get their reservation in early.Arts and Sciences Teachers
Both events are still actively accepting proposals to teach classes. Those wishing to teach at Panteria are encouraged to contact Lord Dafydd o Llyn Cwellyn, Arts and Sciences coordinator, directly. Those wishing to teach at Roses should use this handy form to sign up to teach an A&S class.
Filed under: Events Tagged: camping, Concordia of the Snows, equestrian, events, Fundraising, King and Queen's Champions, Panther Vale
As mentioned in the recent copy of the Pikestaff, the Policies for the Tyger Clerk of the Signet and our webpage have recently undergone some changes.
The old website will soon begin redirecting to the new one. This page may still undergo some aesthetic tweaks here and there over the years, however, due credit goes to Isabel Chamberlain for switching us over from the old format (Joomla) to the new format in WordPress.
Updated policies may be found on the new website also. These policies are available in a downloadable PDF on the site, and all scribes are asked to please read these new policies over and adhere to them. Please feel free to direct any inquiries or suggestions about the new policies to the Tyger Clerk of the Signet; these policies are not “written in stone”, but a living document, which I expect will change according to our needs for a while to come.
Yours in Service,
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Official Notices Tagged: policies, scribes, websites
At Crown Tourney last weekend, four kingdoms were announced at allies in the upcoming Pennsic War. Baron Corwyn Moray and Honorable Lord Johan Craft came as messengers from Trimaris with a letter from Their Majesties that pledged their support to aid the East at Pennsic. Countess Elspeth brought word from AEthelmearc, where she and Master Steffan ap Cenydd had received the promise of Their Majesties of Aethelmearc to also support the East. In addition, His Majesty announced that Atlantia and Ealdormere had also declared to support the East. Edit: Atenveldt will also be fighting with the East.
Filed under: Events Tagged: Pennsic
On a day dawned clear and bright in the Crown Province of Østgarðr, Their Majesties Gregor and Kiena held a grand tournament to secure heirs to Their throne. On this date numbered the 27th of April in the year we mark Anno Societatis 47 called 2013 in the Common Era, the populous gathered to witness the battle between many of the finest fighters the East Kingdom had to offer. Four lists began the day, and then reduced to two and then at last to one and all gathered close to witness the very final bouts of the day. These clashes at long last would belong to Sir Thomas of Ravenhill, fighting for Áine an Neamheaglach, and Earl Kenric aet Essex, fighting for Countess Avelina Keyes. At first it seemed that Earl Kenric would quickly win this day, and then Sir Thomas dug deep and proved himself the winner of the next two bouts. The field once again level between them, the final bout of this day was fought. Both men fought fiercely, their consorts poised upon the edge of the field, until at last, Earl Kenric emerged the victor.
Their Majesties, Countess Avelina and Ryan Brigantia took to the field and with words from King Gregor about Their Majesty’s joy at the outcome of the day, the coronet that would mark Kenric Prince was lain upon His head. It was then that Prince Kenric turned to his wife and inspiration, Avelina, and with words remarking on the brief time they had been married, He placed the Princess’s coronet upon Her head. Turning to Sir Thomas, Gregor then spoke of the bittersweet honor as he named Thomas Admiral of the Armies of our Great Eastern Lands.
A short while later, as a more formal Royal Court began, Their Majesties called Their Viceroyals to join them in court, and thanked them for the work that their populous had put into providing such a wonderful tournament day. Then They called forth the new Prince and Princess of The East. Remarking upon how unseemly it was that Their Heirs should be without land, and that as it was in accordance with established law and custom, They chose to invested them as the Prince and Princess of Their Crown Principality of Tir Mara. Calling forth representatives from Tir Mara, led by Mistress Gwenhwyfar Dinas Emrys, the Seneschal of those lands the investiture began. With rod, rings and mantels it was done, and lastly Their Highnesses where gifted with Paternosters of beads and a single northern star. The daughter of Our new Prince and Princess was not to be forgotten, Aethelthryth Kenricing was bestowed the title of Lady of the Nothern Shores for the time her parents held the Principality and a pin was placed upon her person my Her Majesty Kiena.
As Their Highnesses took to Their thrones, Their Majesties invited their Viceroy and Vicereine to hold their court, temporarily suspending Their own court for the purpose. Once Crown Province business had been concluded, Their Majesties resumed Their court.
Then Their Majesties bade the messengers from Trimaris enter Their court. Baron Corwyn Moray and Honorable Lord Johan Craft brought forth a written letter from Their Majesties Trimaris to be seen by Their Majesties East alone. They spoke thanks for the great day they had witnessed, and pledged Trimaris’s support and affirmed that they would stand beside the East at Pennsic, to aid in knocking the enemy down. Their Majesties bestowed upon them tokens of silver in appreciation for their messages and promised them safe passage throughout Their lands.
Tristan Olachlacha was then called before Their Majesties. His Majesty noted how fond He was of 20 year commemorations, and they discussed that this young man had served this Kingdom for 20 of his 23 years, and he was Awarded Arms and promised that a scroll would be forthcoming.The presence of Ettore Dandolo was then called for, and the efforts of this fine citizen of Østgarðr where discussed, and again Arms where awarded with the presentation of a scroll by Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos.
Summoned next was Geoffrey de Tosni and Her Majesty remarked of the head to toe accuracy in his 11th Century Norman gear and then She mentioned Their Majesties fondness for beer, which Geoffrey acknowledged he dabbles in brewing. For this and more Their Majesties Awarded Arms as well, and presented a scroll by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig.
His Majesty then called for Countess Elspeth to come forward again. He wanted details spoken of the diplomatic mission that she and her husband had so recently been on. She spoke of their travels to AEthelmearc a mere 7 days previous to attend the Coronation of Their Sylvan Majesties. There they had been held hostage, but Countess Elspeth and Master Steffan ap Cenydd where careful to be the best behaved of hostages, and in the process secured the promise from the newly crowned Royals to stand beside the East at Pennsic. His Majesty thanked her for her service and then announced that Atlantia and Ealdormere had declared that they would stand with the East this year at Pennsic War as well.
Next Magdelena Carminante was called before Their Majesties. They noted that she was the chatelaine of Northpass, and had been learning music and embroidery as well as making herself helpful at many events and demos. The Award of Arms was bestowed on her as well this day, with a scroll done by Wulfgar Silverbraid and Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah.
Their Majesties then brought forth Master Feral, who asked of Them how far he should extend Their Kingdom, and His Majesty discussed with him the fact that the War College was in need of leadership now that Duke Lucan was busy hurting people in other ways, and requested that Master Feral take on the position of Dean of our War College. Master Feral accepted and then swore fealty as Their Warlord as well.
Her Majesty last called upon Countess Alethea to come forward again. She began by discussing Their acceptance of her service as Their Court Herald at Panteria, and then mentioned how very busy Alethea always was, having been Queen, assisting with running Royal Courts, having run that day’s Rose Tourney as well as being the deputy to the East Kingdom Chronicler. Her Majesty Kiena then mentioned that there were many members of a particular order who quite simply would not stop talking about all Countess Alethea did, and so They were presenting her with a writ composed by Alys Mackyntoich and lettered by Catarina Giaocchini that would require her answer regarding becoming a member of the Order of the Pelican at Northern Region War Camp.
These are the events as I witnessed them.
Joyously in service to Crown and College,
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Antonio Patrasso, Seneschal of Settmour Swamp, has announced that the group’s event, Quest XXX, is being cancelled. The event was to be held on May 24-27. Sir Antonio reported that the group was “unable to come to acceptable contract terms with the owners of the Quest site” and could not find an alternate site. The possibility of rescheduling the event or running a single day event is being explored for late Summer or early Fall.
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Once again, the Laurels and Pelicans of the East Kingdom will take to the field with boffer weapons and a sense of humor to raise money for the Kingdom. They will face off in melees for honor, glory and the laughter of the crowd at Panteria XVIII in the Shire of Panther Vale (Thetford, VT) . The peerage that takes the best two out of three will be declared the winner.
Laurels and Pelicans are currently being recruited for this good humored mayhem. Participants will be announced around May 6th at LaurelsvsPelicans.com. Cut-off for donations will be May 18th, so weapons can be made. Panteria is also host to order meetings for both peerages.
The boffer weapons that the peers can use are determined by how much money they raise. They range from a dagger for $25 to a specialty weapon for $100. Specialty weapons were popular last year and included a giant ladle, a quill pen, Grendel’s arm and a bourbon bottle.
People who would like to fight for their order and help the kingdom, should contact one of the following people:
The melees are again being sponsored by the Baron of Carolingia, Fergus MacRae, which means that all the money raised can be donated to the Pennsic War Chest.
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I would like to share with everyone the following letter from our most recent SCA President, Tom Hughes. As he indicates, it has been a busy past three years for the SCA, and his summary speaks for itself. We thank him for his time spent on behalf of our organization!
There have been other position changes effective this past weekend, please welcome Arthur Donadio as the newest Director, Mark Faulcon as Chairman, and Lisa May as Vice-Chair.
As always, we encourage everyone to share their thoughts, concerns, questions with us at email@example.com.
Incoming President, SCA, Inc.
April 20, 2013
Greetings unto the SCA,
I stepped down at the end of the April 2013 Board Meeting. During the past three years, it has been my extreme pleasure and supreme honor to serve you and the members of the SCA. When I stepped up as Interim Society Exchequer in January 2010 and then as President in July 2010, the SCA was slowly bleeding to death financially since the revenue and cost models were out of balance, the Corporate Staff was burdened the need to manage responses to the legal matters in Pennsylvania, and the SCA was responding to changes in state laws and enforcement relative to foreign corporations as it relates to SCA, Inc. operating in states other than California. There have been many accomplishments which we can celebrate. These include:
The SCA Board has embarked on developing and adopting a new Long Range Plan which represents a “renaissance in SCA governance.” I firmly believe that these efforts will result in a better game and a better corporation. However, some opportunities remain for continued improvement, namely: attracting and retaining members; continuing to make the SCA a member, family and youth friendly social organization; and maintaining a long term sustainable organization.
As I depart, I end by repeating my usual mantra: I command all SCA members to “Have fun and make our game fun for everyone, everyday!”
As always, I remain in service to the SCA. Your humble civil servant,
Thomas W. Hughes
Thomas W. Hughes
Out-going President, SCA Inc.
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