SCA kingdoms and branches

Letter of Intent from the College of Heralds Imaginary

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2014-04-01 11:52

Each April 1st, the College of Heralds Imaginary releases their Letters of Intent for the year.  Here is this year’s round of mayhem.

(If for some reason the link doesn’t take you to the letter, you can find it under “LOIs” and then “East April 1 LoI.”)


Filed under: Heraldry Tagged: april fools, heraldry

Kings And Queen’s Rapier Champions: Queen’s Champion Named

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-03-29 17:41

Lord Thomas of Effingham was chosen by Her Majesty Avelina as her Queen’s Champion of Fence.

 


Filed under: Fencing Tagged: fencing, Kings and Queens Champion, rapier, rapier champions

King’s And Queen’s Fencing: New King’s Champion of Fence: Don Donovan Shinnock

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-03-29 16:01

Don Donovan Shinnock won the tournament and the title of King’s Champion of Fence.

Don Donovan beats Lord Lucien to win the title of King’s Champion of Fence

The finals between Lord Lucien de Wyntere and Don Donovan Shinnock were decided from the best of 5 bouts. The match went all 5 bouts, with Donovan taking the first, Lucien the next two, and Donovan the last 2. Each round was a different, matched weapons form.

The Gazette thanks Raziya Bint Rusa, Martyn de Halliwell, and Tola knityr for updates and photos throughout the day.


Filed under: Fencing Tagged: Kings and Queens Champions, rapier, rapier champions

King’s And Queen’s Rapier Champions: Finals

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-03-29 15:47

Don Donovan Shinnock will fight Lord Lucien de Wyntere in a best 3 out of 5 match to determine the King’s Rapier Champion.

Donovan and Lucien face off in an earlier round -photo by Tola

Gryffith vs. Brokk -photo by Tola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gazette thanks Raziya Bint Rusa, Martyn de Halliwell, and Tola Knityr for updates and photos throughout the day.


Filed under: Fencing Tagged: King and Queen's Champions

King’s and Queen’s Rapier: Final Six and Final Four

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-03-29 15:32

Gryffith Davion vs. Donovan Shinnock -taken by Tola

Thomas vs. Andre -Taken by Tola

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Final Six:

In the undefeated list:

  • Lord Lucien de Wyntere
  • Don Donovan Shinnock

In the 1 defeat list

  • Mistress Xandra Rozina
  • Lord Brokk Jarlson
  • Lord Thomas of Effingham
  • Don Gryffith Davion

And down to Four:

  • Lord Lucien de Wyntere
  • Don Donovan Shinnock
  • Don Gryffith Davion
  • Lord Brokk Jarlson

Filed under: Fencing Tagged: King and Queen's Champions

King’s and Queen’s Rapier: Final 8

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-03-29 15:00

Thomas vs. Orlando photo by Tola knityr

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Lord Lucien de Wyntere
  • Don Ogedei Becinjab
  • Don Andre L’Epevier
  • Mistress Xandra Rozina
  • Lord Brokk Jarlson
  • Lord Thomas of Effingham
  • Don Gryffith Davion
  • Don Donovan Shinnock

Ogedei vs. Christopher -photo by Tola knityr

 

The Gazette thanks Raziya Bint Rusa, Martyn de Halliwell, and Tola knityr for updates and photos throughout the day.


Filed under: Fencing Tagged: King and Queen's Champions

King’s And Queen’s Fencing: Round 3 Update

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-03-29 14:44

 

After the first 2 rounds of the double elimination tourney, the following fencers are still in contention for the title of King’s Champion of Fence:

  • Lucien de Wyntere
  • Ogedei Becinjab
  • Andre
  • Orlando Sforza
  • Xandra Rozina
  • Brokk Jarlson
  • Borujin Acilaldae
  • Thomas of Effingham
  • Gryffith Davion
  • Brendan
  • Christopher Serpentius
  • Donovan Shinnock

The Gazette thanks Raziya Bint Rusa, Martyn de Halliwell, and Tola knityr for updates and photos throughout the day.


Filed under: Fencing Tagged: King and Queen's Champions, rapier

King’s And Queen’s Rapier Champions: Sweet 16

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-03-29 14:29

On this last Saturday in March, 80 of our kingdom’s fencers vied for the titles of King’s and Queen’s Champions of Fence. In rapier, the King’s Champion title is held by the winner of the tourney, and the Queen’s Champion is chosen by Her Majesty, for courtesy and valor throughout the tourney.

The format for today’s tourney can be found in detail on the rapier announcements site.

The first round was fought in the following manner: 2 fencing bouts per pairing. The first bout fought using offensive weapons forms (Two rapiers, 2 handed rapier, rapier and dagger) and the second bout fought using defensive weapons forms (Rapier and buckler, Rapier and cloak, or single rapier with off hand if it is the only authorized form) Double kills were refought once, with a second double kill deemed a death for both combatants. The fights were scored using the following points system:

  • 4 points for winning both bouts
  • 3 points for winning offensive form bout only
  • 2 points for winning defensive form bout only
  • 0 points for losing both bouts

The top 16 fencers advanced to a double elimination tourney using a similar format, with best out of three instead of 2. The third bout was single rapier only. Each pairing could choose which order to fight the three forms in.

Advancing to the sweet sixteen were, in order of first fight:

The fencers who qualified for the final 16, both those who advanced, and those who declined to advance. -Photo by Martyn de Haliwell

  • Sorcha
  • Lord Lucien de Wyntere
  • Don Ogedei Becinjab
  • Don Andre L’Epevier
  • Don Orlando Sforza
  • Mistress Xandra Rozina
  • Lord William d’eth
  • Lord Brokk Jarlson
  • Lady Borujin Acilaldae
  • Lord Thomas of Effingham
  • Don Gryffith Davion
  • Lord Melchior Krievel
  • Lord Brendan Firebow
  • Baron Christopher Serpentius
  • Master Thomas de Castellan
  • Don Donovan Shinnock

(The Gazette is happy to update these with full names and titles, )

 

 

The Gazette thanks Raziya Bint Rusa, Martyn de Halliwell, and Tola knityr for updates and photos throughout the day.


Filed under: Fencing Tagged: King and Queen's Champions, Kings and Queens Champions, rapier

Event Announcement: Carolingian Family Day

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-03-29 13:47

Join the Barony of Carolingia (northeastern Massachusetts) for a day full of activities for all ages on May 3rd. Spend the day trying out all the Society has to offer for our younger members, from youth combat to classes on all manners of arts and sciences, from dancing and music to thrown weapons. There will be equestrian activities, youth fencing, archery, and much more.

Come meet other parents with children around your child’s age with parent and child meet and greets, bring the garb your children have outgrown to swap with other parents, and enjoy a sumptious dayboard of kid-friendly treats prepared by Ulf and Justinius, under the supervision of Fergus Redmeade.

Teens and Tweens! Come learn to make cheese, help out in the kitchen, or work gate. Have a skill you know how to do? Come teach it to younger kids. Bring the Arts and Sciences project you are working on to display, learn a new skill in one of our classes or pick up a new martial art.

If you would like to teach a class, please contact Baroness Leonete. You do not need a background check or specific experience teaching children in order to teach, and we are happy to help you adapt your class for the younger set. We are especially looking for those under 18 willing to teach.

More information can be found at the event announcement or on the Facebook Event Page.

Feel free to crosspost this announcement

Yours in Service,

Baroness Leonete D’Angely

Lord Hrut Skumsonnur


Filed under: Events Tagged: archery, Carolingia, classes, fencing, thrown weapons, Youth, youth combat

Bardic Champions Finals – Laughs and Lyricism

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2014-03-27 20:03

Lord Martyn, New King’s Champion. Photo by Lord Hugh Tauerner

Laughter from the audience and applause filled the Bardic champions event throughout the competition, but particularly during the finals.  The crowded field was narrowed down to six performers, who were given challenges to perform in the final round by the Royalty.  The final six are listed below with links to videos of their final round performances courtesy of Mistress Sol la Cantor.  Many of the performances before the finals were wildly popular with the audience and can be viewed on YouTube also courtesy of Mistress Sol.

Lord Martyn de Halliwell (King’s Champion)A Story of Flames and Salamanders

Mistress Aife, New Queen’s Champion. Photo by Lord Hugh Tauerner

Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair (Queen’s Champion)For the Alliance of King Kenric of the East and King Savaric of the Midrealm

Her Excellency Baroness Emma Makilmone- An Ode to Mead

Countess Marguerite ingen LachlainnA Short Speech on the Value of Temperance

Mistress Sol la Cantor- Quand je bois du vin clairet

Lady Isabeau d’OrleansRicecare by Orlando di Lassus


Filed under: Arts and Sciences Tagged: Bardic, bardic champions, King and Queen's Champions

Noisemakers Schola Returns

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-03-24 22:01
The Noisemakers Schola returns on April 12 to the Bailiwick of Iveyeinust for the IXth year. Maîtresse Brunissende de Brocéliande sends word that as usual, there will be classes and activities related to music, heraldry and scribal arts. Of heraldic note, there will be a Pelican roadshow (see how name decisions happen) and a consultation table. Of musical note, there will be a bardic competition. Of scribal note, there will be a scriptorium where, between other things, the scroll for the new bardic champion will be produced on that day.

ACCEPS registration is still open.


Filed under: Events Tagged: a&s, classes

East Kingdom Order of Precedence Moving

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-03-24 21:29

Greetings from the Brigantia Principal Herald

The East Kingdom Order of Precedence will soon be moved from its temporary home at (http://op.wiglaf.org) to the EastKingdom.org Servers. While the software has several challenges, which will be addressed in the coming months, and we are VERY AWARE of those challenges, the data in the individual personal entries is actively being updated by Duchess Anna, our Shepherd’s Crook Herald. 

Please take the opportunity to check your own entry in the OP, either by the alphabetical search or the search function, and make sure everything is set properly. The New OP software can cross-reference names and aliases and such so if you cannot find your entry in your current name, please check your old names as well so we can assign the aliases. 

If you find you are missing an award or your individual entry’s name is incorrect Please provide Duchess Anna with the following information Via Email at Shepherds.Crook@eastkingdom.org with a CC: to me at Brigantia@eastkingdom.org:

SCA Name: 
Prior SCA Names: 
Mundane Name: 
Award Missing, including which royalty gave it, the date, and the event at which it was given. 

We will confirm the information and update it appropriately. 

Thank you for your continued patience as we update the OP into its new form.

-In Service to the Kingdom Crown and College, I remain,
-Baron Ryan Mac Whyte, OP, OSC, Brigantia Principal Herald of the East.


Filed under: Heraldry, Uncategorized

East Kingdom Order of Precedence is Moving

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-03-24 17:16

Greetings from the Brigantia Principal Herald

The East Kingdom Order of Precedence will soon be moved from its temporary home at (http://op.wiglaf.org) to the EastKingdom.org Servers. While the software has several challenges, which will be addressed in the coming months, and we are VERY AWARE of those challenges, the data in the individual personal entries is actively being updated by Duchess Anna, our Shepherd’s Crook Herald. 

Please take the opportunity to check your own entry in the OP, either by the alphabetical search or the search function, and make sure everything is set properly. The New OP software can cross-reference names and aliases and such so if you cannot find your entry in your current name, please check your old names as well so we can assign the aliases. 

If you find you are missing an award or your individual entry’s name is incorrect Please provide Duchess Anna with the following information Via Email at Sheperds.Crook@eastkingdom.org with a CC: to me at Brigantia@eastkingdom.org:

SCA Name: 
Prior SCA Names: 
Mundane Name: 
Award Missing, including which royalty gave it, the date, and the event at which it was given. 

We will confirm the information and update it appropriately. 

Thank you for your continued patience as we update the OP into its new form.

-In Service to the Kingdom Crown and College, I remain,
-Baron Ryan Mac Whyte, OP, OSC, Brigantia Principal Herald of the East.


Filed under: Heraldry, Uncategorized Tagged: heraldry

Q&A – SCA Grand Council

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2014-03-21 20:40

The following is a Q&A answered for the Gazette by Lady Heather Shea, the Questrix (Kelly Magill) Grand Council Chair.

What is the role of the Grand Council in the SCA?
The SCA Board, circa 1995, created the Grand Council as a think-tank to brainstorm about business-side changes or generate ideas about how the SCA operates as a corporation. It issues quarterly reports to the Board, and has been granted the right to place items on the agenda for Board discussion. It has been meeting continuously (with changes in membership and structure) for 19 years.

Can you give us examples of issues you’ve discussed?


The Grand Council has issued many reports over the years, some quite practical, and some a little more fanciful. As examples of what we’ve introduced
• potential alternative ways of funding the organization
• reports on what we feel are the most important core features of the SCA’s corporate governance (Core Competencies)
• recommendations on how to better engage with participants or improve membership retention
• pragmatic matters like specific Corpora Revision language
• general reviews of SCA regulation and policy.

How do these discussions take place?
Grand Council discussions are all done via an email list. One of the really neat parts of the our email list is that anyone may read it, and that it encourages non-members to contribute (albeit through a moderator). Depending on the nature of the topic, we invite appropriate Officers to the discussion to provide insight. We also hold informal get-togethers at some of the major inter-kingdom wars.

What form do your recommendations to the Board of Directors take?
Our recommendations are presented in quarterly reports for the Quarterly Board Meeting. Sometimes we simply answer the questions asked of us, other times we write full reports with formal recommendations. It varies.

How does someone become a member of the Grand Council?
There are currently 2 ways to be a member of the Grand Council. The first is as a Kingdom Representative. Each Kingdom is afforded 1 representative on the Grand Council and they are appointed by their Crowns. The second way is to submit an application to become a member via our online application form.

We hold a call for applications each Spring and are accepting applications now. From those applications, new members are chosen to fill the available openings on Grand Council.

Is there anything specific you look for in members?
The Grand Council represents the diversity of the Society. We have people from all walks of life, and all lengths of participation in the SCA. We welcome real-world experience and expertise, and we do not require SCA membership nor do we weigh people’s awards. What we try to do is “balance” the council so that we get a comprehensive overall set of opinions to have input on the topic we are discussing.

If someone was interested in following the Grand Council discussions, how could they do this?
People who wish to join us in discussions can join us by signing up online.

What do you wish people knew about the Grand Council and probably don’t?
We manage ourselves, by electing officers and managing our conversations in any way we choose. Former members often continue to read and participate, and refer to themselves as “Group W”, referencing the line in Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” about where questionable recruits are sent while the Army decides whether or not to induct them. It can be a very funny place, or sometimes “A very silly place”. Members and contributors really care about the future of the Society, so conversations can get spirited, but we intend to become and remain friends.


Filed under: Uncategorized

Reserving Online for Coronation

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2014-03-21 12:47

Their Highnesses at the Crown Tourney won by Prince Brennan. Photo by Baroness Cateline la Broderesse

You can now reserve online for East Kingdom Coronation on April 5th using the ACCEPS system.  ACCEPS will stop accepting reservations on April 1st.


Filed under: Events Tagged: coronation

Period or Not… Names

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2014-03-20 11:30

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 Merida.

With the popularity of the movie Brave, the heralds have received a couple of requests for the given name “Merida.” Regardless of how the movie uses it, it is not a Scottish name. However, it can be documented to period other ways.

Merida appears as an English given name dated to 1628, which is within our “gray period” and acceptable as documentation. It is not clear whether this name was male or female.[1]

It can also be documented as an English surname. William Merida was married in England in 1580.[2] Since there is a documented pattern of using sixteenth century English surnames as given names, this evidence also supports “Merida” as a given name.

If you have a submitter who is dead set on a Scottish persona named “Merida,” never fear. Because “Merida” is documented as an English name, it can be combined with a Scottish surname, within certain limits. Use the “Ask a Herald” page off the East Kingdom website if you or someone you know would like to use this name and would like more details.

[1] “England Marriages, 1538–1973 “, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NVJS-6ZW), Merida Daves and Joane Kinge, 29 Dec 1628; Batch: M05807-2

[2] “England Marriages, 1538–1973 “, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NJQW-K3N), William Merida and Elzabeth Yvens, 12 Sep 1580; Batch: M00080-4


Filed under: Uncategorized

Eastern Rose Tourney Announcement

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2014-03-19 19:17

Published on behalf of Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon

Save the Date!

The Eastern Rose Tourney will be September 20, 2014 in the Barony of Bergental.

The Roses of the Eastern Kingdom invite one and all to come and witness the Splendor and Pageantry that will be our Eastern Rose Tourney.

Each Rose will sponsor one member of the Chivalry and 2 non-belts for the tourney, and she will also have 1 OGR (or equivalent) and 2 non-OGR on her team. Additionally, each Rose should have a herald at her command.

There will be much more forthcoming about the event.

Mark your calendars, as this will be one that you will not want to miss.

If there are any questions, please feel free to contact Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon.


Filed under: Events

Artisans Village at Mudthaw

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-03-17 14:09

Published on behalf of Mistress Elizabeth Elenore Lovell

Mudthaw is this weekend and I hope to see many of you there! We are hosting an Artisan’s Village from noon to 2:30 and here is the current list of artists participating and what the demos/classes will be:

Elizabet Marshall: Will be demonstrating and teaching the Bayeux Tapestry stitches. She will have with her materials for teaching those familiar with using a needle and thread who are able to concentrate on careful, deliberate stitching. She will also have materials on hand to teach finger loop cording for ages 10 and up. Parents are requested to stay with their children.

Grimbold : Will be demonstrating Cold-working techniques of early metal smiths, including simple Anglo-Saxon cold-forging work in non-ferrous metals, Viking-era Danish decorative stamping and if time permits, ‘opus interrasile’, a rare Roman and Byzantine Empire openwork method. Reproduced tooling, techniques and works all based on period finds and research.

Iseaulte Blaecstan: Will be demonstrating weaving. All age levels are welcome to come and try their hand at the loom.

Edith Steyning: Will be demonstrating the craft of Lucet. All ages and skill levels are welcome to come and learn the skill or try out a new pattern. Adults are requested to stay with children as help with small hands is often needed. If you have a lucet please bring it. If you do not own one,  Lady Edith has lucet for you to use.

Eleanor atte Knolle and the members of Arachne’s Web, the East Kingdom’s Lace Guild, will be demonstrating bobbin lace. The Guild will provide those aged 10 and up with the opportunity to try their skills at bobbin lace.

Michele the Ubiquitous : Will be teaching simple origami. Come sit with her and fold. All ages welcome, must have at least a 5 minute attention span. More advanced models may be attempted time and skill level permitting.

Alesone Gray of Cranlegh- Confectioner for a Day. Come build with me! I will be building a 3D Settmour Swamp tower out of sugar paste. See how the whole process work, from a raw wire base to fully constructed tower. I will bring sugar paste and tools, you bring the imagination. Drop by and help build the tower for however long as you’d like.. I will have chunks of paste that folks can play with if you do not work on the project. Children 7-12 can participate with adult supervision.

Karin Jacobsdotter: Will be teaching how to make ancient wire rings and fibula. They will be working with ages 4 – 12 if a responsible adult accompanies them, 12 and up will be able to work on their own.

Alys Mackyntoich: Will be doing heraldic consultations, helping people pick reasonably authentic medieval names and coats of arms.  We will have books for people to look through for examples of period armory.   Children 5 and up are welcome with their parents, either to consult or to simply look at pictures.  Youths 13 and up (exceptions may be made for younger on a case by case basis) are welcome to come learn how to be heralds or prepare their own submissions.

Sabine de Kerbriant:  Will be teaching basic recorder skills at the beginning of the session, progressing to intermediate and up towards the end of our time. Once we’ve established a basic comfort level with breath control and scales, we’ll start working through SCA-period tunes like “En Mai au douz tens nouvel,” moving on to more complicated pieces at a pace appropriate for the group. More advanced players are welcome to join in from 1pm on. Loaner recorders and copies of the sheet music are available; ages 10 and up are welcome, and children 8-10 with adult supervision. Ability to read sheet music is helpful but not necessary.


Filed under: Events Tagged: a&s, mudthaw

May Faire on May 10 in BBM

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-03-10 21:12

Greetings from the good gentles of the Barony Beyond the Mountain.  As the weather warms, young men’s and women’s fancies turn to thoughts of…  bows, great weapons and medieval life, of course!  Come join us for a day full of learning and competition.  Our archers have set forth a challenge to all comers, our warriors are teaching the finer points of great weapons, and our artisans are giving classes on daily life in medieval times.

Archery Challenge: This will be a team competition, to see which Barony or Shire has the best archers as a group. ALL archers present may compete. The top 5 scores from each barony/shire will be totaled, to determine each Barony’s/Shire’s score. The highest scoring group wins!

Great Weapon Schola and Tourney: The very best great weapon warriors and teachers that the Knowne World has to offer are right here, and now is the perfect opportunity to come and learn from them.  Mayfaire will feature a variety of classes in polearm, greatsword, spear, axe, etc.  with an emphasis on hands-on learning.  This is an incredible opportunity to either pick up a new weapons style, or refine your existing form with truly expert advice. Following the Great Weapon Schola will be a bear-pit great weapon tourney based Tarl’s Little Polearm Tourney from Pennsic.

“Day in the Life” Schola: For those inclined towards the Arts and Sciences.  Class schedule to be announced.

For more information, please see the event announcement and the event website.


Filed under: Archery, Arts and Sciences, Events, Heavy List Tagged: Barony Beyond the Mountain, BBM

Schedule for Mudthaw on March 22

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-03-10 18:58

The tentative schedule for Mudthaw is now available:

10:00 – Site Opens
10:00 – Merchants Open – lower hall
10:00 – A&S Entry Open – upper hall
10:00 – EK Signet Scroll Display – upper hall
11:30 – Morning Court – outside
12:00 – Armored Combat Tournament begins
12:00 – Rapier Tournament
12:00 – Thrown Weapons Tournament
12:30 – Youth Fighting – South Lawn
1:00 – A&S Competition Begins – upper hall
1:00 – Brewing Competition – upper hall
1:00 – Baking Competition – upper hall
2:00 – Southern Region Chatelaine’s Meeting – TBD
3:00 – A&S Judging Closes (please pick up your entries)
3:00 – Marshal Activities End – outside
4:00 – Baronial Court – upper hall
4:30 – Royal Court – upper hall
5:00 – Merchants Close – lower hall
7:00 – Feast – lower hall
9:00 – Feast Ends – lower hall
9:30 – Site Closes (anyone staying afterwards, we thank you for helping to clean)

Please see the full event announcement for more information.


Filed under: Events Tagged: mudthaw, Settmour Swamp