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Crown Tourney – Second Advance to Finals / Deuxième avancée à la finale du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:06

Count Brennan mac Fearghus fights Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov.

En français

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, fighting for Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain, advances to the final round of Crown Tourney.

En français

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, combattant pour Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain, accède à la ronde finale du Tournoi de la Couronne.

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney – First advance to Finals / Première avancée à la finale du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:56

En français

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius, fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt, advances to the final round of Crown Tourney.


En français

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius, combattant pour Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt, accède à la ronde finale du Tournoi de la Couronne.

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Crown Tourney – Semi Finals / Demi-Finales du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:43

En français

The four combatants remaining in the tournament are as follows. Two wins will be required to advance. This means an undefeated fighter will need one win; a fighter who has already lost a bout will need two wins.

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, (fighting for Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain) with one loss will face Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov (fighting for Baroness Mathilde De Cadenet) with no losses.

Duke Kenric aet Essex, (fighting for Duchess Avelina Keyes) with one loss will face Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius (fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt )with no losses.

Also, the Kingdom of AEthelmearc has new heirs: Prince Magnus Tindal and Princess Etain ingen Dalaig

En français

Les quatre combattants restants dans le tournoi sont listés ci-dessous. Deux victoires seront nécessaires pour avancer à la prochaine étape. Ceci veut dire qu’un combattant n’ayant subi aucune défaite devra obtenir une victoire, tandis qu’un combattant ayant déjà subi une défaite devra obtenir deux victoires pour progresser.

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, (combattant pour Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain) avec une défaite, affrontera Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov for combattant pour Baroness Mathilde De Cadenet) sans aucune défaite.

Duke Kenric aet Essex, (combattant pour Duchess Avelina Keyes), avec une défaite, affrontera Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius for combattant pour Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt, sans aucune défaite.

Aussi, Les nouveaux Héritiers du Royaume de AEthelmearc sont maintenant connus Prince Magnus Tindal and Princess Etain ingen Dalaig.

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Crown Tourney – Final Eight / Les Huit Finalistes du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 15:09

En français

The field has been narrowed to the remaining combatants.

– No losses –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius vs. Count Brennan mac Fearghus
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov vs. Duke Kenric aet Essex

– One Loss –

Duke Randal of the Dark vs. Lord Dmitri Stephanovich
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies vs. Lord Sterling De La Rosa

En français

Le champ de bataille a été réduit aux participants suivants.

– n’a pas perdu –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius vs. Count Brennan mac Fearghus
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov vs. Duke Kenric aet Essex

– Une Défaite –

Duke Randal of the Dark vs. Lord Dmitri Stephanovich
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies vs. Lord Sterling De La Rosa

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Crown Tourney – ACTUAL Sweet Sixteen / Les seize Finalistes du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 14:55

En français

The list we published previously was incorrectly titled and was of 32 combatants. The following 16 combatants remain in the tournament.

Having completed the early rounds of competition, there are now sixteen competitors left.  They are as follows:

– No losses –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius
m’lord Arne Ulriksson
Count Brennan mac Fearghus
Sir Wilham de Broc
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov
Lord Turi mac Kinnon
Lord Dmitri Stephanovich
Duke Kenric aet Essex

– One Loss –

Lord Ôzurr
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies
Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi called Tally
Lord Sterling De La Rosa
Duke Randal of the Dark
Syr Culann mac Cianain
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

En français

Après les premières rondes de compétition, il reste maintenant seize participants. Ceux-ci sont:

– n’a pas perdu –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius
m’lord Arne Ulriksson
Count Brennan mac Fearghus
Sir Wilham de Broc
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov
Lord Turi mac Kinnon
Lord Dmitri Stephanovich
Duke Kenric aet Essex

– Une Défaite –

Lord Ôzurr
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies
Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi called Tally
Lord Sterling De La Rosa
Duke Randal of the Dark
Syr Culann mac Cianain
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Crown Tourney – Sweet Sixteen / Les seize Finalistes du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 14:25

En français

Having completed the early rounds of competition, there are now sixteen competitors left.  They are as follows:

– No Losses –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius vs. Baron Sigurthr Vigurhafn

m’lord Arne Ulriksson vs. Lord Anton LeFlamme d’ Saint Aubin

Count Brennan mac Fearghus vs. Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies

Sir Wilham de Broc vs. Lord Ôzurr

Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver vs. Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov

Lord Marcus Antonius Scaevola vs. Lord Turi mac Kinnon

Syr Culann mac Cianain vs. Lord Dmitri Stephanovich

Duke Randal of the Dark vs. Duke Kenric aet Essex

– One Loss –

Dominus Tiberius Nautius Maximus vs. Baron Duncan Kerr

Lord Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh vs. Lord Gawyn O’Clery

Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi vs. Lady Saikhan Saran

Lord Sterling De La Rosa vs. Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern

Baron Matthias Grunwald vs. Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson

Lord Corwin Blackthorn vs. Lord Harold Hawkinson

Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson vs, Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche

Lord William MacCrimmon vs. Sir Thomas of Ravenhill

En français

Après les premières rondes de compétition, il reste maintenant seize participants. Ceux-ci sont:

– n’a pas perdu –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius vs. Baron Sigurthr Vigurhafn

m’lord Arne Ulriksson vs. Lord Anton LeFlamme d’ Saint Aubin

Count Brennan mac Fearghus vs. Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies

Sir Wilham de Broc vs. Lord Ôzurr

Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver vs. Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov

Lord Marcus Antonius Scaevola vs. Lord Turi mac Kinnon

Syr Culann mac Cianain vs. Lord Dmitri Stephanovich

Duke Randal of the Dark vs. Duke Kenric aet Essex

– Une Défaite –

Dominus Tiberius Nautius Maximus vs. Baron Duncan Kerr

Lord Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh vs. Lord Gawyn O’Clery

Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi vs. Lady Saikhan Saran

Lord Sterling De La Rosa vs. Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern

Baron Matthias Grunwald vs. Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson

Lord Corwin Blackthorn vs. Lord Harold Hawkinson

Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson vs, Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche

Lord William MacCrimmon vs. Sir Thomas of Ravenhill

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Crown Tourney – First Round / Première Ronde du Tournoi de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-05-02 12:46

The combatants listen to the Rules of the List at Spring Crown Tournament.
Photo by Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd Fôr

En français

The final list of competitors in this Spring’s Crown Tourney is listed below.  The entrants are listed according to the Order of Precedence and not according to bout pairings.

The details on how Crown Tourney will be fought are as follows. The tourney will be double elimination with fighters bringing their weapon of choice for all rounds of the tourney. For the final four, two wins will be required to advance.  This means an undefeated fighter will need one win; a fighter who has already lost a bout will need two wins. The finals will be comprised of only one bout.

The tournament began about 12:40 pm.

Duke Randal of the Dark for Duchess Katherine Stanhope
Duke Kenric aet Essex for Duchess Avelina Keyes
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver for Lady Gracia Vasz de Trillo
Count Brennan mac Fearghus for Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain
Sir Thomas of Ravenhill for Lady Áine an Neamheaglach
Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern for Lord Harold Hawkinson (Combatant Couple)
Sir Antonio Patrasso for Mistress Elizabeth Lovell
Syr Culann mac Cianain for Baroness Edana inghean Aluinn mac Kinnon
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies for Master Philip White
Sir Wilham de Broc for Mistress Isabel Chamberlaine
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov for Baroness Mathilde De Cadenet
Baron Duncan Kerr for Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick
Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche for Lady Isabeau Du Valle
Baron Sigurthr Vigurhafn for Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh
Baron Matthias Grunwald for Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir
Lord William MacCrimmon for Lady Susanna of Dragonship Haven
Lord Harold Hawkinson for Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern (Combatant Couple)
Lord William Ravenhair for Lady Kris Spinster
Lord Anton LeFlamme d’ Saint Aubin for m’lady Cassandra Blondel de Seint Alban
Lord Sterling De La Rosa for Lady Caitrina Gordon called Katya
Lord Dmitri Stephanovich for Baroness Nadezhda Voronova
Lord Turi mac Kinnon for Baroness Marguerite de Sainte Nazaire
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson for Lady Cezilia Raposa
Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt
Lord Ryouko’jin of Iron Skies for Lady Indrakshi
Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson the Nice for Lady Lady Lavina Attewode
Dominus Tiberius Nautius Maximus for Lady Sandrine de Berry
Lord Gawyn O’Clery for m’lady Maeve O’Clery
Lady Saikhan Saran for Lord Lorenzo Gorla
Lord Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh for Baroness Molly Schofield
Lord Marcus Antonius Scaevola for Lady Octavia Valeria Laevina
Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi called Tally for m’lady Maria Charriez
Lord Ôzurr for Lady Julianna Le Chaluner
Lord Nicolai Wegener for Lady Æsa Sturludottir
Lord Corwin Blackthorn for Lady Solveig Bjorndottr
m’lord Arne Ulriksson for m’lady Anna Von Baden

En français

Les participants au Tournoi de la Couronne Printanier sont listés ci-dessous. Les participants sont listés selon l’Ordre de Préséance, et non pas avec l’ordre des combats.

Voici les détails sur comment le Tournoi de la Couronne sera mené. Le tournoi sera une double élimination, où les participants pourront utiliser leur arme de prédilection, pour tous les combats. Rendus aux quatre derniers, il sera nécessaire d’obtenir deux victoires pour avancer à la finale. Ceci veut dire qu’un combattant n’ayant subi aucune défaite devra obtenir une victoire, tandis qu’un combattant ayant déjà subi une défaite devra obtenir deux victoires pour progresser. La finale se disputera en un seul combat unique.

Le tournoi a commencé environ 12:40.

Duke Randal of the Dark for Duchess Katherine Stanhope
Duke Kenric aet Essex for Duchess Avelina Keyes
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver for Lady Gracia Vasz de Trillo
Count Brennan mac Fearghus for Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain
Sir Thomas of Ravenhill for Lady Áine an Neamheaglach
Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern for Lord Harold Hawkinson (Combatant Couple)
Sir Antonio Patrasso for Mistress Elizabeth Lovell
Syr Culann mac Cianain for Baroness Edana inghean Aluinn mac Kinnon
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies for Master Philip White
Sir Wilham de Broc for Mistress Isabel Chamberlaine
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov for Baroness Mathilde De Cadenet
Baron Duncan Kerr for Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick
Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche for Lady Isabeau Du Valle
Baron Sigurthr Vigurhafn for Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh
Baron Matthias Grunwald for Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir
Lord William MacCrimmon for Lady Susanna of Dragonship Haven
Lord Harold Hawkinson for Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern (Combatant Couple)
Lord William Ravenhair for Lady Kris Spinster
Lord Anton LeFlamme d’ Saint Aubin for m’lady Cassandra Blondel de Seint Alban
Lord Sterling De La Rosa for Lady Caitrina Gordon called Katya
Lord Dmitri Stephanovich for Baroness Nadezhda Voronova
Lord Turi mac Kinnon for Baroness Marguerite de Sainte Nazaire
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson for Lady Cezilia Raposa
Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt
Lord Ryouko’jin of Iron Skies for Lady Indrakshi
Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson the Nice for Lady Lady Lavina Attewode
Dominus Tiberius Nautius Maximus for Lady Sandrine de Berry
Lord Gawyn O’Clery for m’lady Maeve O’Clery
Lady Saikhan Saran for Lord Lorenzo Gorla
Lord Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh for Baroness Molly Schofield
Lord Marcus Antonius Scaevola for Lady Octavia Valeria Laevina
Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi called Tally for m’lady Maria Charriez
Lord Ôzurr for Lady Julianna Le Chaluner
Lord Nicolai Wegener for Lady Æsa Sturludottir
Lord Corwin Blackthorn for Lady Solveig Bjorndottr
m’lord Arne Ulriksson for m’lady Anna Von Baden

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

An Invitation from Their Royal Majesties

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-05-01 17:55

“Please join us this weekend at Our Crown Tournament to celebrate both the selection of Our Heirs and the creation of a New Peerage—The Order of Defense! This is the first peerage created in the Society in over 30 years! This momentous occasion will be celebrated in Our Court, along with the elevation of its first three members. Most of Our Noble Cousins from the other Kingdoms are also elevating their first three candidates, making this a moment of joy and celebration across the Known World.  We will have a toast to the Order and the new Peers, so please come prepared at Court.

In Service to the East,

King Omega and Queen Etheldreda”


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: Crown Tournament, order of defense

Sunday 5/3 Traffic Advisory – TD Five Boro Bike Tour

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-05-01 14:49

There will be a number of road closures and detours due to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour in and around New York City that may affect travel from Crown tournament.

This is the list of street closures as released by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office.  Streets will be closed from 7:45 am to 5 pm.

Manhattan Portion:

 Whitehall Street between South Street and Water Street

 State Street between Whitehall Street and Battery Place

 Battery Place between State Street and West Street

 Washington Street between Battery Place and Morris Street

 Greenwich Street between Battery Park and Trinity Place

 Trinity Place between Greenwich Street and Cedar Street

 Church Street between Cedar Street and Canal Street

 White Street between 6th Avenue and Franklin Place

 Walker Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway

 6th Avenue between Franklin Street and West 59th Street

 West 59th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue / Alternate Route

 Grand Army Plaza between West 59th Street and East Drive (inside Central

 East Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Center Drive (inside Central

 Center Drive between 5th Avenue and East Drive

 East Drive between Center Drive and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard

 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard between West 110th Street and West 135th Street

 East / West 135th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and

 Madison Avenue between East 135th Street and East 138th Street

 Madison Avenue Bridge (Manhattan to Bronx)

 HRD/FDR Drive (South bound) between 3rd Avenue Bridge and East 116th Street

 East 116th Street between FDR Drive and Pleasant Avenue

 Pleasant Avenue between East 116th Street and East 114th Street

 Harlem River Drive/ FDR Drive (South bound) between 116th Street and 63rd

 East 63rd Street between FDR Drive (South bound) and Queensboro Bridge Exit

 Queensboro Bridge Exit between East 63rd Street and East 60th Street

 Queensboro Bridge (West Bound Lanes from Manhattan to Queens)

Bronx Portion:

 138th Street between Madison Avenue Bridge and 3rd Avenue

 3rd Avenue between 138th Street and 3rd Avenue Bridge

 3rd Avenue Bridge (Bronx to Manhattan)

 

Queens Portion:

 21st Street between Queens Plaza South and Hoyt Avenue North

 Queens Plaza South between 21st Street and Vernon Boulevard / Alternate Route

 Hoyt Avenue North between 21st Street and 19th Street

 19th Street between Hoyt Avenue North and Ditmars Boulevard

 Ditmars Boulevard between 19th Street and Shore Boulevard

 Shore Boulevard between Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Park South

 Astoria Park South between Shore Boulevard and14th Street

 14th Street between Astoria Park South and 31st Avenue

 31st Avenue between 14th Street and Vernon Boulevard

 Vernon Boulevard between 31st Avenue and 44th Drive

 44th Drive between Vernon Boulevard and 11th Street

 11th Street between 44th Drive and Pulaski Bridge

 Pulaski Bridge (South Bound from Queens to Brooklyn)

Brooklyn Portion:

 McGuiness Boulevard between Pulaski Bridge and Greenpoint Avenue

 Java Street between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street /Alternate Route

 Greenpoint Avenue between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street

 Franklin Street between Greenpoint Avenue and Kent Avenue

 Kent Avenue between Java Street and Williamsburg Street West

 Williamsburg Street West between Kent Avenue and Flushing avenue

 Flushing Avenue between Williamsburg Street West and Navy Street

 North Elliot Place between Flushing Avenue and Park Avenue

 Navy Street between Flushing Avenue and York Street

 York Street between Navy Street and Gold Street

 Gold Street between York Street and Front Street

 Front Street between Gold Street and Old Fulton Street

 Old Fulton Street between Gold Street and Furman Street

 Furman Street between Old Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue

 Joralemon Street between Furman Street and Atlantic Avenue

 Atlantic Avenue between Furman Street and Columbia Street

 Columbia Street between Atlantic Avenue and BQE West Entrance

 BQE/ Gowanus Expy between BQE West Entrance Columbia Street

 Verrazano Bridge Lower Level (South bound from Brooklyn to Staten Island)

Staten Island Portion:

 Bay Street between New York Avenue and Hylan Boulevard

 Hylan Boulevard between Bay Street and Edgewater Street

 Edgewater Street/ Front Street between Hylan Boulevard and Hannah Street

 Hannah Street between Front Street and Bay Street

 Bay Street between Hannah Street and Richmond Terrace


Filed under: Announcements, Events

From the Office of the East Kingdom Webminister

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2015-04-30 11:56

Greetings unto Everyone in the East Kingdom! Yes, this means you!

With all of the upgrades and enhancements that we have been very busy at accomplishing with the new East Kingdom Server, we are now poised to start expanding the services for the Kingdom and need and want your input!

We feel that the East Kingdom Calendar is a critical part of the services that are relied upon every day by each one of you. It is our plan to build upon how much use you already get out of it to include areas of interest for every Local branch and Royal Guild, encompassing your meetings, social gatherings, practices and everything in between.

But we don’t want to spend time building something that you won’t use, or wish worked in a different way. Therefore, please let your voice be heard!

http://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/828325/lang-en

The above survey link will bring you to the few simple yet very important questions we have that we want feedback on. Please take a moment to let us know how to make the Calendar better for the Kingdom.

As always, if you have any additional questions; concerns; or information regarding the above, or any current events, please do not hesitate to contact the Webministry at helpdesk@eastkingdom.org or through the Support Center at http://helpdesk.eastkingdom.org website.

In Service to the East Kingdom,

The Webministry


Filed under: Announcements, Events

Missive to the Combatants and Marshals of Crown Tournament

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2015-04-30 08:02

This message is posted at the request of Baron Sir Jibril al-Dakhil, Earl Marshal of the East Kingdom

Greetings Unto the East Kingdom!

Our Society is not one built upon the idea that you win at all costs. It is firmly grounded in the concept that you fight with honor, to the best of your ability, until such time that you are struck by a killing blow or strike a killing blow upon your most worthy adversary.

As authorized fighters we accept that our adversaries are worthy of honor and respect, for victory lay in their hands as the sole judge of a killing blow. If you are unwilling to accept the judgment of your adversary, then you do not accept the fundamental principle of our combat.

If you are unwilling to accept a killing blow then you have turned away from the cornerstone of the agreed terms of our combat. Not only is this physically dangerous (ie. unsafe) but it is dishonorable and subject to sanctions. Particularly in Crown, you dishonor not just yourself but also your consort and you do so before the entire Kingdom.

If there is a question as to a blow then you must discuss it at that time. This discussion should occur in the presence of the marshal and should be conducted in the same manner that you would speak to your consort. By this I mean you speak with respect and courtesy. In that moment when you question a blow, your consorts honor now rests on your words. In responding to such a question, be guided in the same manner – answer with courtesy and respect, bearing the weight of your consort’s honor. Comportment is part of the rules of the list in all regards and should be strictly followed.

Fighting your hardest and choosing to accept defeat is the greatest victory you can achieve. It is in this moment when chivalry shines brightest. True, this is not what wins the tournament for you, but it is what makes our style of combat reflect the best ideals of what we do. Choosing the harder path of defeat sets a bar for you to strive for more tomorrow and it shows the Kingdom, and your consort, that honor means more than a prize.

Marshals have the authority, under Corpora, to pull fighters from combat for a day for violating the rules of the list. This is not subject to appeal or debate. Marshals in turn have the great responsibility of tempering their actions to ensure fairness and safety at all times.

Fight to the best of your ability. Lose with dignity. Win with exceeding prowess. Set a shining example of honor and chivalry for the East Kingdom.

Lastly, we will need some Bye Fighters. So even if you have not entered Crown, if you wish test your skill against the best of the East Kingdom, please bring your armor and make ready.

I now go off to on a pilgrimage to grow the numbers of the East.

Yours in Service,
Baron Sir Jibril al-Dakhil,
Earl Marshal of the East Kingdom


Filed under: Announcements, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

Pennsic Teacher Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-04-25 12:36

Have you always wanted to teach at Pennsic? Are you a veteran teacher, but find yourself procrastinating this year? Don’t delay! While classes will be accepted right through Pennsic, the deadline to have your class appear in the Pennsic site book is May 1.

 

It’s a very easy process to sign up. A link for teacher registration appears on the Pennsic War home page. The registration process is very user friendly. With just a few clicks of the mouse you will be able to create your class.

Take a minute to look at all the wonderful classes that have already been scheduled. Then commit to sharing your knowledge and passion for the arts and sciences with the Pennsic populace. If you have questions about registering your class, contact Capt Elias Gedney, Chancellor, or THL Artimesia LaceBrayder, the Registrar.


Filed under: Announcements, Arts and Sciences, Pennsic Tagged: a&s, classes, Pennsic

The Founding of a Barony circa 1970

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-04-24 10:23

Tabitha of Windmoor, one of the first members of the Barony of Carolingia, graciously wrote this account about how the group got its start.  The Gazette thanks her for providing more information about the early years of the East Kingdom.

I was in the SCA from 1970 – 1975. Virtually all of my involvement was with the Barony of Carolingia. I was one of the founding members, more or less by chance.

In the fall of 1970 I started my sophomore year at Wellesley with a roommate selected by lottery. Lois and I were friends at once. We threw a party a couple of weeks into the school year for all our friends. Lois invited Patri Pugliese, a freshman roommate of her boyfriend. Pat and I became friends at that party where he also acquired a new girlfriend, Ann, who was one of my friends.

When Patri landed in the infirmary with a sore throat a few weeks later I stopped in to see him on my way to join Lois and her boyfriend for the Yale/Harvard game. While I was trying to cheer Pat up – he was very sick and things were already going bad with Ann – a guy neither of us knew just walked right into the room and asked “Are you Patri?” Upon being assured that the guy in the bed answered to that name, he introduced himself as Dan and said he had been told that Pat might be interested in helping him start a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Neither Pat nor I had ever heard of it. Dan described it with great enthusiasm. I said it sounded like fun and would be interested in hearing more. Dan invited me to talk further at his place that evening and I went on to join the game watchers. Lois and I went to the post game party as well and had a bit more spiked cider than was consistent with any further activity than a long nap on boyfriend’s bed. We were awakened by Dan’s knock on the door and I did go off with him for further discussion of what he envisioned us doing – namely starting a barony. He was clear that he did not want to be baron and preferred merely to be seneschal (which he pronounced sennaskull, it was several months before I discovered the correct pronunciation).

Somehow, Dan’s clock “got mis-set” and by the time I realized that was the case I had missed the last bus back to Wellesley which in those days departed Harvard square at 11PM. Not being interested in Dan’s offer to spend the night I said I would walk home – it’s only about 12 miles. Dan insisted on walking me home where we arrived just in time for me to rush off to a Sunday morning babysitting job. Left on his own in my dorm room, he was surprised by Kathy (SCA name Giselle de Lavande, I think) who was looking to borrow something from me. He talked SCA to her too. She was our first mistress of arts and for a short time baron John Smythe of Isleoway’s girlfriend.

I think the organizational meeting of the barony took place in November. The meeting, attended by people from Wellesley, Harvard, and MIT, established a barony which after much discussion we named Carolingia because we were based around the Charles river, Carolus is latin for Charles, and besides it had a nice medieval sound to it (think Carolingian dynasty of the Holy Roman Empire – started by Charles the Great – Carolus Magnus).

We did not have a baron. Dan from MIT (Daniel de Tankard) was to be Seneschal, Carl  from MIT (Chaim Elyhu ben David) Secretary of State, Patri  from Harvard (Patri des Tours Gris) Master of Sciences and Master of Arms, Dianne – not a student and don’t recall her SCA name – Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lorraine from MIT (Lorimel the Gentle) Mistress of Equiries, and I was herald which mostly meant recording secretary back then. Pat was charged with finding a place and setting times for fighting practice. I was asked to design a barony coat of arms and I offered to create a newsletter. Dianne was set to raising funds – i.e. dues and we all were to figure out how and where to hold a first event.


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Une annonce au sujet de la Couronne Tourney

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2015-04-23 19:44

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An announcement regarding Crown Tourney / Une annonce au sujet de la Couronne Tourney

(English Translation: The following article is now available in French. Please click on the link below.)


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Reservations

Trimaris (Kingdom) - Wed, 2015-04-22 21:29

1. Fill out this form with the information required.
2. Within 48 hours you will receive an invoice via PayPal. Click on the Payment button and pay either using your PayPal account, credit card or e-check.
3. You will get a confirmation of payment and an email notification of payment will be sent to the PayPal Deputy Excheuqer.
4. Once the PayPal Deputy Exchequer receives confirmation of payment your reservation will be forwarded to the Reservationist for that particular event.
5. PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY VIA PAYPAL WITHOUT RECEIVING AN INVOICE FIRST! Certain information on the invoice determines which group gets the money.
6. Selecting Feast doesn't guarantee feast. If feast is still available, it will be reflected on your invoice.
7. Do not include any credit card information in this form.

Event Name * Your Email Address * Reservation Mundane Name SCA Name Membership Number You will still need to provide proof when you check in at the event. If you don't have a current membership please list N/A. Days Attending - None -1 Day1 Night2 Night3 Night4 Night Reservation Type - None -CabinTentDay Trip For TMT cabin Reservation can not be done with this form. The new site this will allow you to use this form. Adult or Child - None -AdultChild Child Age If child, please list age Feast NoSaturdaySundayBoth Addtional People Mundane Name SCA Name Membership Number You will still need to provide proof when you check in at the event. If you don't have a current membership please list N/A. Days Attending - None -1 Day1 Night2 Night3 Night4 Night Reservation Type - None -CabinTentDay Trip For TMT cabin Reservation can not be done with this form. The new site this will allow you to use this form. Adult or Child - None -AdultChild Child Age If child, please list age Feast NoSaturdaySundayBoth Addtional People Mundane Name SCA Name Membership Number You will still need to provide proof when you check in at the event. If you don't have a current membership please list N/A. Days Attending - None -1 Day1 Night2 Night3 Night4 Night Reservation Type - None -CabinTentDay Trip For TMT cabin Reservation can not be done with this form. The new site this will allow you to use this form. Adult or Child - None -AdultChild Child Age If child, please list age Feast NoSaturdaySundayBoth Addtional People Mundane Name SCA Name Membership Number You will still need to provide proof when you check in at the event. If you don't have a current membership please list N/A. Days Attending - None -1 Day1 Night2 Night3 Night4 Night Reservation Type - None -CabinTentDay Trip For TMT cabin Reservation can not be done with this form. The new site this will allow you to use this form. Adult or Child - None -AdultChild Child Age If child, please list age Feast NoSaturdaySundayBoth Addtional People Mundane Name SCA Name Membership Number You will still need to provide proof when you check in at the event. If you don't have a current membership please list N/A. Days Attending - None -1 Day1 Night2 Night3 Night4 Night Reservation Type - None -CabinTentDay Trip For TMT cabin Reservation can not be done with this form. The new site this will allow you to use this form. Adult or Child - None -AdultChild Child Age If child, please list age Feast NoSaturdaySundayBoth Notes

An announcement from the Earl Marshal

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-04-22 19:17
Greetings Unto the East Kingdom!

As some of you may know, my first daughter is scheduled to be born the day before Crown. This will be happening in Colorado and as such I will not be able to act as the Marshal-in-Charge for the Crown tournament. In accordance with East Kingdom Law I have asked Duke Gregor Von Heiseler to be the Marshal-in-Charge and Their Royal Majesties have consented to the substitution. As such, Duke Gregor has graciously agreed to run the Crown tournament.

As Crown is rapidly approaching I ask all Chivalry and OTC marshals, who are not fighting, to make every effort to attend and stand ready to assist Duke Gregor as he deems fit. In addition, Olaf Haraldson, Deputy for Rules Clarification, has agreed to be my Drop-Dead. Being that I much prefer this side of the grass, I have no intention of dropping dead.  So I may be in the market for a food and wine taster at future events. While Olaf has a shifty look about him, he also has a keen sense of the rules and laws of our Kingdom and integrity beyond reproach.

I thank Their Majesties for trusting in my choices and both Gregor and Olaf for being willing to step up and serve our glorious and noble East Kingdom.

Yours In Service,
Baron Sir Jibril al-Dakhil, EK,EM


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SCA Communications Survey

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-04-22 19:14

The following was posted to the Society for Creative Anachronism Facebook page. The original can be found here.

Please take a few minutes to complete a survey designed to gather data to assist us in the evolution of communications within the SCA.

We appreciate your time and the opportunity to gather information so we can best serve your needs in the future.

https://docs.google.com/…/1_ihUYVPNPJleoLyouPvSR0A…/viewform

Countess Honor of Restormel
Society Publications Manager


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An announcement regarding Crown Tourney / Une annonce au sujet de la Couronne Tourney

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-04-22 19:10

Greetings to the combatants in the East Kingdom’s Spring Crown Tourney!

Their Majesties have informed us that They do not want to use list
trees and personal devices for this Crown Tourney. For those of you
who were planning to bring your device for the list tree, you are
encouraged but are not required to use the device for personal display
at the tournament. For those of you planning to make a device for the
list tree, you may delay that project to a later time. On the day of
the tourney, we’d ask your help in making sure the heralds are able to
be heard across the listfield so that we can get all combatants and
their consorts to the proper lists.

Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen, Jongleur Herald
Master Rowen Cloteworthy, Troubadour Herald

En français par leurs excellences Godfroy de Falaise et Alisay de Falaise

Salutations aux participants du Tournoi printanier de la Couronne.
Nos Majestés nous ont informés qu’ils ne souhaitaient pas que les participants au Tournoi de la Couronne présentent leurs armoiries dans la lice. Ceux qui souhaitaient le faire le pourront, mais cela n’est nullement obligatoire. Pour ceux qui souhaitaient fabriquer leurs armoiries pour être présentés, peuvent remettre ce projet à plus tard. La journée du tournoi, nous demandons votre plus grande collaboration pour vous assurer que les hérauts puissent être entendus d’un bout à l’autre des lices. De cette manière les combattants et leurs consorts pourront se présenter à la bonne lice.

Lady Rosina von Schaffhausen, Jongleur Herald
Master Rowen Cloteworthy, Troubadour Herald


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Les participants et format au tournoi printanier de la Couronne de l’Est.

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-04-21 20:34

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Spring Crown Tourney Entrants and Format / Les participants et format au tournoi printanier de la Couronne de l’Est.

(English Translation: The following article is now available in French. Please click on the link below.)


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In Memoriam: Baron Adhemar de Villarquamada

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-04-21 19:30

Photo of Baron Adhemar de Villarquamada on display as part of his memorial at Balfar’s Challenge on April 18th.
Photo courtesy of Cateline La Broderesse

Baron Adhemar de Villarquamada passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 8th, following a chronic illness. Baron Adhemar was active in the Society for more than twenty-five years. For fifteen of those years he served as the Baron of Dragonship Haven, stepping down only last month. He was recognized as a Master of the Laurel by Brion and Anna in 1999 for his skill with illumination, calligraphy, and costuming, and as a Master of the Pelican by Darius and Roxane in 2002 for his long service to the College of Heralds and his Barony.

A longtime member of Duchy von Grunwald, he also was the founder and patriarch of the Maison Sainte Claire, a group dedicated to recreating the culture, customs, and crafts of the year 1405 through the structure of a French nobleman’s household. He was the Commander of La Grande Compagnie de Sainte Claire, devoted to the study and use of black powder weapons in period. Baron Adhemar was well known for his interest in and willingness to teach about 15th century French history, and was recognized with the King’s Order of Excellence in 2002 for his high standards of personal authenticity. He taught and published extensively about authentic scribal practices and was the first in the East to adapt period court and legal documents into SCA award texts.

Baron Adhemar was a Companion of the Orders of the Maunche (1992) and the Silver Crescent (2000). He was made a Baron of the Court with a Grant of Arms by Balfar II and Luna II in 1995. He was gifted a King’s Cypher from Balfar III, as well as with Queen’s Honor of Distinctions (now the Queen’s Award of Esteem) from both Olivia and Anna II. In 2004, Balfar IV and Luna IV revived the very ancient title of Captain-General of Guatemala (traditionally the very last entry in the East Kingdom Order of Precedence) for him in humorous recognition of his long service to the Kingdom. Baron Adhemar was also recognized by his Barony. In 1990, he was named a Companion of Dragonship Haven’s Order of the Yale for service. He was also a Companion of the Barony’s now-closed Order of the Hawk’s Bell for arts and sciences.

Baron Adhemar steps down as Baron of Dragonship Haven.
Photo courtesy of Cateline La Broderesse

Baron Adhemar served many of the Crowns of the East as Their Majesties’ Court Herald, now called the Eastern Crown Herald. He taught the heralds of the list-field as Troubadour (Tourney Deputy) Herald from 2001-2005. He assumed the office of Brigantia Principal Herald of the East in 2005 and served until 2009. In 2012, in the Court of Kenric and Avelina at Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium, Rowen Brigantia named him a Herald Extraordinaire (one of the four named that day) among the first named in the East in fifteen years.

Baron Adhemar’s former ward, Baroness Marguerite de Sainte Nazaire shared the following remembrance of him with the Gazette. “I am not good with stories or quotes, but I can tell you the sort of man Adhemar was. Everyone who’s met him knows he’s fabulous, but he is also patient. In his role as Baron and Brigantia he frequently had to deal with well-meaning but totally lost volunteers and even those purposely trying to stir things up. And though he always had a creative swearing session over them in private, he always helped them calmly and even attentively. He kitted out more people than I can
count. Cutting and sewing clothes for them, frequently out of linen and wool that he purchased. He taught freely. When I first met him he would open his tiny apartment up for a weekly scriptorium. He would teach you everything he knew if you let him. His personality could take up a room and his laugh could fill every little crack and crevasse. He was more than just funny or witty, he was fluent in sarcasm and absurdity. He loved his friends very deeply; he also loved history, his art and his Kingdom. Sometimes he forgot that he was not actually a medieval baron, but in many ways that’s what made him so wonderful. And fabulous.”

Photo of Baron Adhemar’s memorial at Balfar’s Challenge on April 18th.
Photo courtesy of Cateline La Broderesse

Baroness Ysabella de Draguignan adds “He was not only my persona’s brother, he was also my foster Laurel. I would often come to him with the most ridiculous ideas for projects and each time through my exciting spiel he would laugh exuberantly, littered with “Yes, Dear”. But when it was done he would do his best to help me research my ideas and encourage me in my pursuits. He never once said no, that’s an unsuitable idea. Not once. We may have decided through research it wasn’t period, but he would never dismiss it out of hand.”

A memorial tent was set up at Balfar’s Challenge in Dragonship Haven on April 18th, and there is also a Facebook page where friends may share photos and remembrances. The memorial service will be held on May 30th at 1 PM at Christ Episcopal Church in New Haven, CT.


Filed under: History, Tidings Tagged: Dragonship Haven, in memoriam, obituary