SCA kingdoms and branches
Unto the generous people of the East Kingdom,
The first polling of Edward III and Thyra II will be staring shortly. Recommendations are requested via the online form: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/EKRecommendations/
These are due by Friday, July 25 for polling orders.
There are always new folks who need to be considered, and long-standing members who have been overlooked. Please take a look at the current Order of Precedence, as well (it’s an interesting read!) http://op.wiglaf.org/index.php There is no deadline for non-polling recommendations.
Please also remember to re-subscribe to the discussion lists if you are a member of a polling order. The discussions are valuable to your monarchs!
Saying thank you to the populace via the awards system is one of the most important roles of the royalty. We appreciate your assistance in finding those who deserve such recognition.
Edward & Thyra
Prince & Princess
For further information about the awards system, how it works, and how to write someone in, check out the Gazette’s How Do I Page, and take a look at our guide explaining all the different awards in the East Kingdom.
Filed under: Uncategorized
Are you working on a knotty-yet-fascinating piece of historical deduction? A messy-but-exciting piece of experimental archeaology? Do you want to show off all the amazing ways your process has surprised you?
On October 25th, 2014, the Barony of Carolingia will host an Arts and Sciences Colloquium and Poster Session at the First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church, located at 75 The Great Road in Bedford, MA. The day is intended to provide a forum for arts and sciences researchers to gather together and share what they are learning, using all the useful tools for knowledge transfer that are available in a modern, conference-style setting.
This is an day to talk about your process, your surprising discoveries, your successes and even more importantly your fruitful and instructive failures. There is no competition and no judging – the day is designed around pure knowledge transfer.
The day will have lecture-style presentations with question and answer periods, a poster session, a reference consulting table (with book petting zoo!), and lounge space for kibitzing and further exploration of topics that catch your interest.
If you are interested in presenting, either as a lecturer or a poster contributor, or serving as a reference consultant, or if you have any questions at all! – please contact us at email@example.com.
Because this is structured as a modern conference-style event, the day will be in modern dress. There will be no court and no feast, but coffee will be available all day and a lunch is available for a separate fee. There is ample space for attendees to bring their own lunch, and there are several nearby purveyors of food of various types.
The official event announcement is here:http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2702
A regularly updated event site with information for presenters, consultants, and other interested parties is here:
We are excited to host this – please come and play!
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events
His Majesty, Brennan Augustus, Emperor of the Kingdom of the East, without his Empress Caoilfhionn Augusta, on 14 June 2014, AS XLIX traveled to his Shire of Eisental, and held a brief court at East Kingdom War Camp.
It was reported to me that these things did happen:
His Majesty called forth Ethrelinda du Eisental and Gabriel of Eisental. They were, repectively, made a Lady and Lord of the Court, and presented AoA scrolls with illumination by Ellesbeth Donofrey and calligraphy by Jonathan Blaecstan.
Later in the day did His Majesty call forward Sigridh Bengtsdotter. He did name her a Lady of the Court, and Awarded her Arms. Her scroll, by Vettorio Antonello, is forthcoming.
Thus closed the court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta. Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!
Eastern Crown Herald
PS – Thank you to the Heralds for the day – Ellesbeth Donofrey and His Majesty Brennan Augustus.
It was gorgeous day upon which Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta, visited their Barony of An Dubhaigeainn on 21 June 2014, AS XLIX for the competition to choose their Champions of Arms.
There was some most chivalrous and outstanding fighting. The finals came down to Culann mac Cianainand Kenric æt Essex. Following several impressive passes at arms, Kenric emerged as victor, and would be named King’s Champion of Arms.
At the beginning of court Konrad der lowe Von Ulm relinquished his title as King’s Champion to Kenric, who was presented the regalia of the King’s Armored Champion, and a scroll by Eloise of Coulter.
Before Konrad was to step down, however, His Majesty had another honor to bestow upon his outgoing champion. Dude. Dude dude dude dude. Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude! Dude! DUde. Duuuuuuuuud….duuuuuuuuuuuud….duuuuuuuuuuuud…..DUDE DUDE!! (Dude dude dude dude dude dude dude dude). Dude…YOU ROCK!
(Translation – Konrad was presented with a King’s Esteem of Merit).
Ryouko’jin Of the Iron Skies was thanked for his service, and relieved of his duties as Queen’s Armored Champion. Her Majesty, in agreement with Her Highness, chose Ivan Ivanov. Ivan received the regalia of the Queen’s Champion of Arms, and a scroll by Eloise of Coulter.
Their Excellencies An Dubhaigeainn were invited before the court. They presented largess to Their Majesties they had collected for Their Majesty’s challenge.
Her Highness Thyra presented a token to Hrafn Bonesetter for his chivalry and prowess during the tournament.
Conall o Ceallaigh was called before the court. He was named a Lord of the Court, and thus Awarded Arms. A scroll would be forthcoming.
Next was Nikolai Wegener invited before Their Majesties. He was named a Lord of the Court, and presented an AoA scroll with calligraphy by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte and illumination by Vettorio Antonello.
Their Majesties welcomed into their court Hannali of An Dubhaigeainn (Hannah of House Three Skulls). They spoke well of her, and inducted her into Their Order of the Tyger’s Cub. A scroll would be forthcoming.
Her Majesty invited before the court those Children participating in Her Majesty’s Service Challenge. They were presented with the beads symbolic of the work they had done that day.
The rest of the children in attendance were called before the court. Radames accepted the challenge of serving as Human punching bag, and was chased rather far by the children when he ran with the Royal Toy Box.
Their Majesties invited forth Hermina de Pagan. She was named a Lady of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.
Next Miriam Giant Killer was called forth into court. After explaining the origin of her name, she was named a Lady of the Court, and received an AoA with a scroll by Lassar ingen Aeda.
His Majesty did request the presence of Matheus Weasel (formerly Matthias Tiberius, the Weasel). His Majesty spoke of Matheus’ most impressive achievement in pulling together a fantastic feast in less than three days time. For this and his other impressive body of work, His Majesty presented to Weasel a King’s Esteem of Merit. There was a scroll with calligraphy by Jonathan Blaecstan and illumination by Melisande of the Gryphon Wood (called Plunder).
Aurora Whitehill was invited to attend Their Majesties court. She was named a Lady of the Court, and received an AoA with a scroll by Onóra ingheann Uí Rauirc.
The household of Surtr’s Brood were called forth. They formed their ranks, and presented Brom de Fechten to Their Majesties. His service cited, he was named a Lord of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll featuring illumination by Melina al Andalusiyya, calligraphy by Robin dit Dessaint and words by Dankwert Bathory.
Their Majesties requested the presence of Bran Dayton. The named him a Lord of the Court, and he received an AoA with a scroll by Anastasia Henrich.
Their Majesties invited Ryouko’jin Of the Iron Skies to attend their court. He had a presentation to make to Tombo no Tanaka. He marked her passage from youth to the way of the Samurai, and presented her several appropriate gifts. This, however, led to Their Majesties requesting Tombo’s presence. Her skill at combat expounded upon, the companions of the Order of Gawain were called forth. Tombo received a garter from His Majesty’s arm, and a scroll with calligraphy by Mariette de Bretagne and illumination by Aziza al-Shirazi.
Their Majesties noted that the previously orderly members of Surtr’s Brood Houshold were getting noisome, and demanded their return into court. Once they had formed ranks before the crown again, their own Dankwert Bathory was called before the thrones. Their Majesties did thoroughly surprise Dankwert, and made him a Baron of their court. He was presented with a leather coronet by Culann mac Cianain and a scroll by Lada Monguligin.
It was the conclusion of a great day, and thus closed the court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta was closed. Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!
Eastern Crown Herald
PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Martyn de Halliwell and Yehuda ben Moshe. Additional thank you to Eva Woderose for on-site scribing.
Filed under: Court, Heavy List, Heraldry
Among the many attendees to Northern Region War Camp this past weekend was a reporter for The Glens Falls Post-Star. The Post-Star is local to the Shire of Glenn Linn, and featured an article about the event and the SCA in general. Read the whole article at their website.
Filed under: Events Tagged: Northern Region War Camp
This weekend, July 10-13, the Province of Malagentia will be hosting Great Northeastern War. Ahead of the weekend, the site booklet has been made available, along with much more information on the GNEW website.
Filed under: Events Tagged: Great Northeastern War
The Pennsic Signal Corps (PSC) is looking for interested gentles to help with the battles at the Pennsic War!
The PSC serves the Field Marshalate. Members handle the official timing (at the pleasure of the field marshal), display the countdown and signal flags, distribute and return the radios used by the marshals on the field, and perform any other tasks required by the field marshal to help the battles run smoothly. The work of the PSC is not noticed when done well, but it’s an important volunteer effort.
The ideal candidates for this work have an interest in the battles but are not fighting, are available at least one day of war week, are willing to come to the site of the battle about 1 to 1.5 hours before
Interested gentles should contact Lord Nicolas of Windreach. Please feel free to distribute this information as desired.
Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: Pennsic, signal corps, volunteers
Folks interested in aiding Master Feral von Halstern with his recovery can check out this t-shirt project fronted by Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina. “Delicate Flowers of the Northern Army” is a colloquial term used for the ladies of the North, and these shirts started as nothing more but a funny Facebook cover photo in preparation for Pennsic. After interest was drummed up incredibly fast, Anna took the design to Spreadshirt, an online interface used to produce print-on-demand clothing. The account is set up to collect a small markup commission on each item, which will be sent to a Paypal account quarterly. The funds will then be forwarded to Feral. The shirts read, “I am a Blue Tyger-blooded CENSORED Green Dragon-slaying delicate CENSORED flower of the CENSORED Northern Army, and you CENSORED will treat me like a CENSORED lady.” The profane joke has unknown origins, but has been around for a while. Shirts are available in unisex and girly cut styles. “Delicate Flower” t-shirts are available at Spreadshirt. General Northern Army t-shirts are also available at Northernarmy.org, and the proceeds from them will also benefit Feral’s recovery.
Filed under: Tidings Tagged: community, Master Feral, T-shirts
The A&S Summer Edition of Ars Scientia Orientalis is seeking articles. Examples of past articles can be seen at its website. The deadline for articles in July 31, and the scheduled publishing date is August 15. Editor Annetje Van Woerden can be contacted for further information. Ars Scientia Orientalis is a quarterly A&S publication of the East Kingdom.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences
“Unto the populace of the East does Ryan, Brigantia Principal Herald, send greetings.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank Baroness Katarzyna Gwozdz, Known as Varju. Varju has been my right hand, as the Jongleur Herald, for the last Five years in running Crown Tournament since I started as Troubadour Herald through today. Varju has been responsible for organizing the shield trees for Crown Tournament and, at first, producing the Heraldic plates for the trees, and later, educating fighters on how to make their own and reminding fighters in the weeks leading up to crown tournament to bring them to the tournament. Her efforts are greatly appreciated by all.
Filed under: Heraldry, Official Notices
The following information is being distributed on behalf of Baron Mael Eoin mac Echuid, the EK System Administrator.
Greetings, once more!
Unfortunately, we’ve been notified that the Polling Lists URL -
As such, please just use the links found here.
Any forms filled out previously may not have been successful. Again, an
Filed under: Uncategorized
Emperor Brennan mac Fearghus and Empress Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain have officially affirmed Dame Isobel Mowbray and Lord Guthfrith Yrlingson as the new Baron and Baroness of Ruantallan. Their Investiture will be on November 29. Isobel and Guthfrith shared a little about themselves with the Gazette.
We both joined the SCA over 20 years ago in Lochac. Our first group (where we met) was the College of St. Ursula in the Barony of Rowany. Fourteen years ago we moved to the Barony of Ruantallan ( East Kingdom ), and have lived there ever since. Isobel has served as baronial A&S Minister in the past, and Guthfrith as Knight Marshal. Currently Guthfrith is joint Tir Mara principality deputy for fencing.
Our personas are firmly rooted in late fifteenth century England these days (despite the C10th Danish name Guthfrith…hmmm). Guthfrith has a wide range of interests including heavy, rapier and siege combat, archery, woodworking, metalworking and miscellaneous A&S. Isobel’s main passion is C15th costuming, but any A&S and particularly anything that creates more C15th ambience is fun (Isobel also looks forward to acquiring a longbow and learning to shoot things more accurately).
We are looking forward to our new roles as Baron and Baroness, and hope to serve the crown and the people of Ruantallan as best we can.
Filed under: Local Groups Tagged: Ruantallan
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence.. There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found in the SCA’s period. If you would like to suggest a name, send an email to the Gazette.
Today’s name is Hamish.
The male name Hamish is one of those names that is generally believed
While it is possible that new information could support Hamish as a
So what should a person who wants to be “Hamish” in the SCA do? Well,
Finally, there are some period and documentable given names that are
 James MacDoual, 7/2000 LoAR, A-Meridies.
 Hammash Munkastle; Male; 27 Jul 1609; St Peter-at-Arches’,
 Eleoner Heymish; Female; Marriage; 05 Nov 1604; West Hendred,
 Magaret Hemish; Female; Marriage; 04 Dec 1626; East Tisted,
Filed under: Heraldry Tagged: names
With the recent migration to new East Kingdom servers, members have been advised that they need to resubscribe to the various discussion lists. Duchess Katherine would like people to know that resubscription is only required for the discussion lists. There is no need to resubscribe to the polling lists.
Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: discussion lists
Due to the server downtime on the Cooper’s website yesterday, paid Pennsic Registration has been extended through 11:59pm, Wednesday, June 18th.
There is a link to register on the Pennsic War Site. The Cooper’s Site lists registration as closed, but has changed the date, and you are still able to register.
Filed under: Pennsic
Lady Raffaella Mascolo, EK Webminister, and her team are working to resolve the issues that remain from the server migration over the weekend. She assures the Gazette that solutions will be achieved as soon as possible, and asks everyone affected to please have patience.
Most changes were implemented gradually and with minimal impact over the last month or so, but many people have been affected by the more visible purging last Friday of all the e-mail discussion lists hosted on the EK servers. Note that there were many special interest lists and officer staff lists affected, not just the award Order discussion lists, and some lists’ administrators and subscribers did not realize that they would be affected by the final move last Friday.
The subscribers of every list “at eastkingdom dot org” were purged, and only the list titles and administrators were set up on the new server. Members of the lists were instructed to re-subscribe beginning today (see Mailing List Migration), but the transfer has been complicated by the many people who attempted to re-subscribe between Friday and Sunday.
If you tried today to re-subscribe to any lists, your request is probably pending approval by the administrators of each list; you should receive an automated message when your request is approved. If your request was made before today, it may or may not be pending. To this writer’s knowledge, NO approval messages have gone out, except for lists that can be joined without administrator approval. If you have not yet received an approval message, please wait a day or so before worrying, re-trying or inquiring.
The best way to re-subscribe to the Order discussion and polling distribution lists is through the Polling Lists page.
For other lists (such as “exchequers” or “ekchatelaines”, etc.) send an e-mail from your account to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some special interest groups may be taking this opportunity to set up new e-mail lists hosted elsewhere. If a list you were on has another way of communicating with its members (such as a FaceBook page or Google Group), check there for instructions.
Update, 6:30pm June 16, 2014:
Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: email discussion lists, webminister, websites
Mistress Mercedes Vera de Calafia, Seneschale of the East Kingdom, wishes to share the following:
The agenda for the next curia has been posted on the Seneschal’s page. Curia will be at Southern Region War Camp, June 28th 10am.
Filed under: Law and Policy, Official Notices Tagged: agenda, curia
Paid registration for Pennsic ends on Monday, June 16th at 11:59pm EDT. The size of the land allotted to a group is determined by the number of people who preregister by this deadline. Unpaid online registration is available until July 11th. Preregistration is available at this website.
Filed under: Pennsic
The following message is from Their Royal Highnesses, Edward and Thyra
Greetings to the East Kingdom,
We are eagerly anticipating the events that we will get to spend with all of you throughout the kingdom. We are seeking hosts for the major kingdom events, as we arrange our travel schedule. As we would like to see as many of you as we can, we are looking to merge landmark events together, such as investitures, champions events, and major annual events.
If you are contemplating entering a bid, please talk to us first regarding dates. We are listing some of our preferred dates below, which will fit into our progress. Please refer to the Royal Progress calendar to avoid other scheduled events such as foreign wars. Please contact us if you have any questions at all.
Coronation, 9/27 preferred
Fall Crown (northern region), 11/1 preferred
12th Night, early January
Fencing Championship, Oct-Dec
Bards’ Championship, Feb-Mar
A&S Championship, Feb-Mar
Thank you to everyone for their hard work in running the Kingdom level events!
Filed under: Events, Official Notices
This morning, anyone who is subscribed to a mailing list through the eastkingdom.org domain (including the discussion lists for all the Kingdom orders) recieved an email notifying them they have been unsubscribed from the list.
This ‘purge’ of the mailing lists is one small part of a long-planned part of the of the migration of the web servers which host the eastkingdom.org domain.
The email discussion lists (which include both the order lists and officer-specific lists such as the Seneschal’s list and the Exchequer’s list) will be available again on Monday, June 16th. However, the list and web administrators are taking an opt-in approach to the process of re-subscribing, which means that people who wish to continue to subscribe to these lists must manually resubscribe starting on Monday. It is very important that you do not re-subscribe before Monday, June 16th.
To resubscribe, or to see a list of email lists affected, click here. Again, please do not re-subscribe before Monday, June 16th.
Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: eastkingdom.org, email discussion lists, mailing lists, pollings, server migration, webminister
Unto All Silent Heralds, Students of Silent Heraldry, and Other Interested Parties of the Known World,
Greetings from Nesscia, Silent Heraldry Deputy to the SCA Laurel Sovereign of Arms.
As the summer progresses and events happen, we have the opportunity to come together around the Known World in small groups to share ideas and talk about what what is happening now and what we would like to see happen with the future.
I would like to know what your thoughts are. Whether individual thoughts, or meeting notes, please do send them to me at silentherald<at>heraldry<dot>sca<dot>org
By being involved and sending me your notes, ideas and thoughts, we can all work together to shape policy and influence silent heraldry for years to come.
Ever in service,
Filed under: Corporate, Court, Heraldry, Official Notices Tagged: court heraldry, heraldry, Laurel Sovereign of Arms, silent heraldry, Silent Heralds, voice heraldry