SCA kingdoms and branches

Eastern Results on the February 2016 LoAR

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2016-04-29 02:11

The Society College of Heralds runs on monthly cycles and letters. Each month, the College processes name and armory submissions from all of the Kingdoms. Final decisions on submissions are made at the monthly meetings of the Pelican Queen of Arms (names) and the Wreath Queen of Arms (armory). Pelican and Wreath then write up their decisions in a Letter of Acceptances and Return (LoAR). After review and proofreading, LoARs generally are released two months after the meeting where the decisions are made.

 

An “acceptance” indicates that the item(s) listed are now registered with the Society. A “return” indicates that the item is returned to the submitter for additional work. Most items are registered without comments. Sometimes, the LoAR will address specific issues about the name or armory or will praise the submitter/herald on putting together a very nice historically accurate item.

The following results are from the February 2016 Wreath and Pelican meetings; these items were submitted to the East Kingdom at Pennsic 2015.

EAST acceptances

Áine ingen Fháeláin. Name change from Sadb ingen Fháeláin and device. Per fess embattled vert and argent, two wolves rampant counterchanged. The byname ingen Fháeláin is grandfathered to the submitter.

This name does not conflict with the registered name Eithne ingen Fháeláin. The initial syllable has been substantially changed in both sound and appearance, so this name is clear under PN3C2 of SENA.

The submitters previous name, Sadb ingen Fháeláin, is released.

Alexandra Jacobsdochter. Device. Gules, on an escallop argent a tulip gules.

Alexandra Jacobsdochter. Badge. (Fieldless) On an escallop argent a tulip gules.

Alton Hewes. Name (see RETURNS for device). Alton is the submitters legal middle name. It is also an attested English surname dated to 1508, so the submitter need not rely on the legal name allowance. Nice 16th century English name!

Anna Vitalis. Name and device. Per chevron argent and Or, two axes gules and a tree vert. The submitter requested authenticity for Italian – for any time in our period.This name is authentic for 16th century Italy, and is probably authentic for the 14th century as well. Please advise the submitter to draw the per chevron line higher so that it separates the field in two more equal portions.

Aodhan of Coldwood. Name and device. Argent, an anvil between three feathers bendwise sinister and two hammers in saltire, a bordure embattled sable. Coldwood is the registered name of an SCA branch.

Ástriðr Læknir. Device. Per pale wavy purpure and argent, a falcon belled and jessed and a rose slipped and leaved counterchanged.

Bernhardt Kröuwel. Name and device. Or, a chevron between a bear's head cabossed sable and a fleur-de- lys purpure. The submitter requested authenticity for a German name. Both elements are German and the given name was documented to the late 15th century. The byname, however, was documented to the 12th-13th century. Therefore the name is not authentic for a specific time, but it is registerable. The submitter may wish to know that an authentic 12th century form of this name is Bernhart

Kröuwel. Bernhart is found in Socin, citing the Rotulus Sanpetrinus. If the submitter prefers this form, he can submit a request for reconsideration.

 

Bjorn av Åttsidenfjord. Reblazon of device. Gyronny gules and sable, a bears head couped argent, a bordure argent crusily formy fitchy sable. Blazoned when registered in August 1984 as Gyronny gules and sable, a bears head couped within a bordure argent charged with eight crosses patty fitchy sable, we no longer use the term patty, as it is ambiguous.

 

Bótfríðr í eplagarði. Name and device. Or, a phoenix gules rising from flames azure and in canton a heart sable.

Bran Finn mac Aeda. Name. Nice 6th century Irish Gaelic name!

Caitríona bean mhic Cailín. Name.

Carolingia, Barony of. Guild name Carolingian Company of Calivers and badge. Azure, a pall wavy and in chief an eagle Or. The pattern of using Carolingian as part of the designator is grandfathered to the barony. A caliver is a type of musket or harquebus, and is a plausible heraldic charge. Please advise the submitter to draw visible feet on the eagle.

Chiba Touta Yoshitake. Name and device. Argent, three hexagons one and two within an octagon voided sable. There is a step from period practice for the use of hexagons.

Christoph of Marwick. Name. Marwick is the registered name of an SCA branch.

Clovia Drusa. Name (see RETURNS for device). Nice Roman name!

Conrad von Altmark. Reblazon of device. Per bend gules and sable, an eagle and on a chief Or three crosses formy sable.Blazoned when registered in July 1984 as Per bend gules and sable, an eagle displayed, wings inverted, and on a chief Or, three crosses patty sable, we no longer use the ambiguous term patty.

 

Daffydd ap Owen de Caledon. Badge. Or, a pall inverted purpure between two maunches addorsed gules and a Bowen knot azure.

East, Kingdom of the. Reblazon of badge for Cooks Guild. Sable, on a chalice argent a cross formy gules. Blazoned when registered in January 1974 as Sable, on a chalice argent a cross patty gules, we no longer use the ambiguous term patty.

 

East, Kingdom of the. Badge for Order of the Golden Lance of the East. Per fess azure and Or, a tilting lance fesswise and a tyger courant counterchanged.

Fearghus mac Cailín. Name.

Giuliana Malipiero. Name and device. Vert, a flamingo maintaining in its foot a sword Or, abase engrailed argent.

Hala bint Hasanah. Name and device. Erminois, an elephant statant purpure and in dexter a rose gules slipped and leaved vert.

 

Heinreich Wächter. Badge. Sable, two dunghill cocks rousant respectant and in chief a mullet of eight points argent.

 

Innes Barclay. Device change. Argent, three tortoises in pall tails to center vert. The submitters old device, Argent, three tortoises in pall tails to center vert within a bordure azure, is released.

 

Isabel del Okes. Name and device. Vert, two compass stars and an oak leaf Or. Both the given name and byname are found in England in 1379, making this an excellent 14th century English name! There is a step from period practice for the use of compass stars.

 

Katherine Morgan of Woolpit. Name and device. Vert, a lute bendwise sinister, a bordure argent.

Woolpit is a lingua Anglica form of the period English Uulfpet (c.1095) and Wulpet (1610).

Ketilríðr Brúnadóttir. Name change from Caitríona MacLeod of Kilchoan and device change. Argent, three domestic cats couchant vert. The submitters previous name, Caitríona MacLeod of Kilchoan, is released. The submitters old device, Per chevron vert semy of bees proper and argent, in base a wooden spoon proper, is released.

 

Kolfinna Johansdottir. Name and device. Gules, a pegasus segreant and on a chief Or three mullets azure.

 

Lucius Plotius Primus. Name and device. Or, in pale a lotus flower affronty purpure and a mountain issuant from base sable.

 

Mór Cille Caindigh. Name and device. Gules, a bend counterermine fimbriated between an owl and a wolf rampant argent.

 

Submitted as Mór of Kilkenny, the name was changed in kingdom to Mór Cill Caindigh because the submitter requested a wholly Gaelic locative byname instead of the Anglicized Irish of Kilkenny. The byname must be in the genitive (possessive) form. We have changed the byname to Cille Caindigh in order to register this name. We note that lenition of such bynames is inconsistent in the Irish Annals, so we have not lenited the byname.

 

Nathaniel Wyatt. Device. Per fess azure and Or, a fess indented lozengy Or and azure between two rapiers inverted in saltire Or and a griffon azure.

 

Pipa Blackwood. Device. Per pale Or and argent, a fox statant azure charged on the shoulder with a mullet of six points argent.

 

Raoul le Menestrel. Name. Nice late 13th century French name!

 

Skúli Ingvarsson. Name and device. Erminois, in pale a monkey gules riding a pig statant sable, a chief vert.

 

Thyephaine de Lyon. Name (see RETURNS for device).

 

EAST returns

 

Alton Hewes. Device. Per pale azure and sable, a cockatrice erect argent.

 

This lovely device is returned for conflict with the device of Genevieve de Lyonesse: Per saltire azure and sable, a cockatrice statant argent. There is a DC for the field, but no DC for posture between this cockatrice and Genevieves cockatrice.

 

Clovia Drusa. Device. Per bend sinister azure and purpure, a human breast distilling milk argent and a maiden statant affronty proper crined sable vested Or charged with and maintaining a nude infant fesswise proper.

In the defining registration of the human breast, it was ruled: A human breast is an allowed charge that has one clear difference (CD) from a roundel. It must have gouttes, and the gouttes must be visible. This means that they need some contrast with the breast but need not have good contrast. [Tetchubah of Greenlake, LoAR of Jan 2008] This submission does not meet those requirements as the gouttes are not visible: they have zero contrast with the breast, and the charge is now indistinguishable from a roundel argent. Additionally, the infant is effectively a tertiary charge on the woman and as such it has insufficient contrast against the Or dress.

 

Thyephaine de Lyon. Device. Argent chaussé checky purpure and argent, a dragonfly purpure. This device is returned for conflict with the badge of the College of Windreach: (Fieldless) A dragonfly purpure. There is only one DC for fieldless versus fielded design.


Filed under: Heraldry

Plan to Visit Artisans’ Village This Summer

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2016-04-28 08:36

Photo from a previous Artisans Village event. Period brewing over an open fire, led by Lord Alexander Makcristyne

The following information is courtesy of Mistress Elysabeth Underhill.

Greetings! Artisans’ Village will take place on June 3-5 in the Shire of Hartshorn-dale. This event is dedicated entirely to Arts and Sciences activities.

We have nine villages that will be demonstrating their arts throughout the day, many with hands on activities: Cooking; Music & Dance; Brewing; Woodworking; Metalworking; Lampworking; Embroidery & Fiber; Paper, Book, and Scribal; and Science!

We will have over 12 classes throughout the day, including bobbin lace, naalbinding, papermaking, block printing, chain maille, and classes on writing documentation, and A&S competitions.

Finally, we have a list of 13 Artisans’ Challenges available on our website to encourage you to try something new or increase your skills.

To learn more about this event, please read the EK Gazette’s event profile of last year’s Artisans Village.

We hope to see you there!

Event Website: http://www.hartshorn-dale.org/village/challenges.htm

EK Calendar Announcement: http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=2923

Thanks to the East Kingdom University for their support of this event!

 


Filed under: Announcements, Events Tagged: events

Unofficial Court Report: Smoking Rocks 40th Anniversary Celebration

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2016-04-27 18:04

Though the day started overcast with a bit of rain, there was naught but comradery and lightheartedness to be found among the attendees of the Barony of Smoking Rocks 40th Anniversary Celebration, held on the 23rd of April, Anno Societatis 50, reckoned 2016 in the Common Era. The day’s revels were attended by Their Majesties Kenric III and Avelina III. In mid-afternoon, upon completion of the rapier and armoured tourneys and the arts and sciences competition, Their Majesties opened Court. They invited Their Excellencies Smoking Rocks join Them and to conduct what business they had in Baronial Court. Smoking Rocks Court concluded, Their Majesties resumed Their own Royal Court.

First to speak to the King was Ceawlin Alreding, Baron of Smoking Rocks. Baron Ceawlin recalled a time in the past when a faithful family retainer named Kenric had served as his cupbearer. At the time, Baron Ceawlin had promised his retainer a ha’penny at Christmastide. Kenric’s fortunes now much changed, His Excellency still wished to fulfill his debt and presented His Majesty with his ha’penny and his thanks.

Their Majesties called for Ysabella de Coventry and spoke of her service to thrown weapons and archery. They wished to pass on the appreciation of her work by Their predecessors, Omega V and Etheldreda IV, and gave her a scroll Awarding her Arms from the 22nd of August, A.S. 50, 2015 C.E. at the Equestrian and Thrown Weapons Championships. The scroll was prepared by Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot.

The Crown then called for the children of the East and offered them toys from the Kingdom’s coffers, if they could catch Ulf the Dragon Slayer. Ulf ran out of Court with the box, followed by a dozen children and much joyful cheering.

King Kenric and Queen Avelina called for Lasair an Fhraoich and spoke of her tablet weaving and work on the inkle loom. They called for Their Order of the Silver Brooch and made Lasair a member of that Order, with a scroll to commemorate that crafted by Lord Vettorio Antonello.

Their Majesties called for those new to the Society and several people approached. Their Majesties offered them tokens of appreciation and thanked them for participating.

Lord Haakon Ragnarsson was summoned before the Crown and praised his work as an anchor of his shield wall. They called for Their Order of the Silver Tyger and caused Haakon to be numbered among them, with a scroll saying such prepared by Lady Onora inghean ui Rauic. Their Majesties felt Their Order of the Silver Tyger incomplete and called for Baron Bruka the Saracen. King Kenric praised his work in the shield wall and his skill with pole arm, and named Bruka to the Order with a scroll prepared by Mistress Nest verch Tangwistel. Mistress Nest verch Tangwhistle then approached the thrones in her role as Tyger Clerk of the Signet and swore fealty, and was given fealty in return by the Crown.

The Crown called for Lady Marguerite von Elfenau. They spoke of her work as a chonicler, her musicianship with Fracta Modi, and how she opens her house for project days and newcomer get togethers. They called for Their Order of the Silver Wheel and caused Marguerite to be counted as one of that Order. She was presented with a framed piece of stained glass crafted by Lady Solskinn of Smoking Rocks with words by Mistress Nest verch Tangwistle.

Their Majesties then spoke of the polling that had recently been conducted in the Barony of Smoking Rocks in its search to find successors to Baron Ceawlin Alreding and Baroness Molly Blythe. Their Majesties announced that they had found the heirs to the Baronial Seat and called for Lord Richard Leviathan and Lady Alys Attewater and bade them plan for their Investiture. Queen Avelina then thanked the Barony and the event steward for a wonderful day and offered her expectations for a wonderful feast.

Before the Court of Their Majesties could be closed, Master Padraig Dubh MacEanruig, who had been made a member of the Order of Chivalry twenty years prior, came forward and asked if Their Majesties would accept his fealty. King Kenric said he would much rather have Master Pat at his side than opposing him and so accepted his offered fealty and gave him the fealty of the Crown in return.

There being no further business, the Court of Kenric III and Avelina III at Smoking Rocks 40th Anniversary was concluded. My thanks to the heralds – Mistress Suba al-Hadid, Lady Amy verch Rychard, Lord Agapios Cargos, and Justinius Alexander Eternus – and all the retainers and scribes and others who supported the Crown and the event.

For Crown and College, Pray know I remain, – Master Rowen Cloteworthy


Filed under: Court Tagged: court report

Crown Tournament – What To Expect / Déroulement du Tournois de la Couronne

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2016-04-26 17:04

King Kenric crowns Queen Avelina at an earlier Crown Tournament.

En Français

This Saturday the Gazette will provide limited coverage from the East Kingdom’s Spring Crown Tournament. The tourney format as well as the fighters with their consorts are listed below.  Due to the limitations of the site, the Gazette anticipates that our coverage will not start until the semi-finals.

Format

The format for Crown Tourney will be a pooled round robin leading into a 16-man double elimination tournament. The weapons used will be the choice of the fighters until they reach the semi-finals. The winner of the semi-final bouts will be determined by who wins the best of 5 and rotating weapon forms will be used. The undefeated fighter will enter the finals with 1 win to their credit. The finals will be best of 5 with rotating weapon forms.

Entrants

  • Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon fighting for the honour of Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon.
  •  Duke Randal of the Dark fighting for the honour of Duchess Katherine Stanhope.
  •  Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver fighting for the honour of Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo.
  •  Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke fighting for the honour of Mistress Vienna de la Mer.
  •  Sir Rhys Ravenscroft fighting for the honour of Vicondesa Jimena Montoya.
  •  Sir Marcus Blackaert fighting for the honour of Baroness Astrid Sigrun Ulfkelsdottir.
  •  Sir Cedric of Armorica fighting for the honour of Mistress Brid nic Shearlais.
  •  Master Æthelhawk Keyfinder fighting for the honour of Mistress Siubhan Wallace.
  •  Master Tiberius Iulius Rufus Primus fighting for the honour of Vopiscus Rufius Donatus.
  •  Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov vynuk Tzardikov fighting for the honour of Baroness Matilde de Cadenet.
  • Sir Ané du Vey fighting for the honour of Mistress Sylvia de Vey.
  • Sir Simon Gwyn fighting for the honour of Lady Tullia Tranquilla.
  • Lord William RavenHair fighting for the honour of Lady Ceara Inghean Eoin Mhic Lucais.
  • Baron Sigurthr VigurHafn fighting for the honour of Baroness Medhbh inghean Cheallaigh.
  • Baron Duncan Kerr fighting for the honour of Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick.
  • Baron Matthias Grunwald fighting for the honour of Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir.
  • Lord Ryouko’jin of Iron-skies fighting for the honour of Lady Indrakshi Aravinda.
  • Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson the Nice fighting for the honour of Lady Lavina Attewode.
  • Baron Tiberius Nautius Maximus fighting for the honour of Maeve of Linne Tatha.
  • Baron Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh fighting for the honour of Baroness Molly Schofield.
  • Lord Gawyn O’Clery fighting for the honour of Maeve O’Clery.
  • Lord Corwin Blackthorn fighting for the honour of Lady Solveig Bjornsdottr.
  • Peter de Bracebridge fighting for the honour of Lady Gaeira Aggadottir.
  • Renaud Mauclerc du Dragon Dormant fighting for the honour of Léana Doucet

En Français:  Traduction par Boyarinia Ekaterina Solov’eva Pevtsova

Ce samedi, la Gazette du Royaume de L’Est offrira une couverture limitée du Tournois printanier de la Couronne du Royaume de l’Est. Le format du Tournoi ainsi que la liste des combattants et leurs consorts se trouvent ci-dessous. La couverture du Tournoi par la Gazette ne débutera que pour les demi-finales, l’accès à internet à partir du site étant limité.

Format :

Les rondes se dérouleront jusqu’à ce qu’on atteigne 16 combattants, par double élimination. Les armes seront au choix des combattants jusqu’aux demi-finales. Le gagnant de la demi-finale sera déterminé dans un meilleur de 5 avec des armes différentes à chaque rencontre. Le champion qui n’aura aucune défaite arrivera en finale avec un avantage de 1 point dans la finale. Celle-ci sera déterminée de la même façon que les demi-finales.

Combattants :

• Duc Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon combattra pour l’honneur de la Duchesse Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon.

• Duc Randal of the Dark combattra pour l’honneur de la Duchesse Katherine Stanhope.

• Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver combattra pour l’honneur de Dame Gracia Vasquez de Trillo.

• Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke combattra pour l’honneur de Maitresse Vienna de la Mer.

• Sir Rhys Ravenscroft combattra pour l’honneur de la Vicomtesse Jimena Montoya.

• Sir Marcus Blackaert combattra pour l’honneur de la Baronne Astrid Sigrun Ulfkelsdottir.

• Sir Cedric of Armorica combattra pour l’honneur de Maitresse Brid nic Shearlais.

• Maitre Æthelhawk Keyfinder combattra pour l’honneur de Maitresse Siubhan Wallace.

• Maitre Tiberius Iulius Rufus Primus combattra pour l’honneur de Vopiscus Rufius Donatus.

• Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov vynuk Tzardikov combattra pour l’honneur de la Baronne Matilde de Cadenet.

• Sir Ané du Vey combattra pour l’honneur de Maitresse Sylvia de Vey.

• Sir Simon Gwyn combattra pour l’honneur de Dame Tullia Tranquilla.

• Lord William RavenHair combattra pour l’honneur de Dame Ceara Inghean Eoin Mhic Lucais.

• Baron Sigurthr VigurHafn combattra pour l’honneur de la Baronne Medhbh inghean Cheallaigh.

• Baron Duncan Kerr combattra pour l’honneur de Maitresse Eleanor fitzPatrick.

• Baron Matthias Grunwald combattra pour l’honneur de la Baronne Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir.

• Lord Ryouko’jin of Iron-skies combattra pour l’honneur de Dame Indrakshi Aravinda.

• Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson the Nice combattra pour l’honneur de Dame Lavina Attewode.

• Baron Tiberius Nautius Maximus combattra pour l’honneur de Maeve of Linne Tatha.

• Baron Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh combattra pour l’honneur de la Baronne Molly Schofield.

• Lord Gawyn O’Clery combattra pour l’honneur de Maeve O’Clery.

• Lord Corwin Blackthorn combattra pour l’honneur de Dame Solveig Bjornsdottr.

• Peter de Bracebridge combattra pour l’honneur de Dame Gaeira Aggadottir.

• Renaud Mauclerc du Dragon Dormant combattra pour l’honneur de Léana Doucet


Filed under: En français, Uncategorized

Crown Tourney Update: Conditions North of the Wall

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2016-04-25 22:46

Photo of Crown Tourney site on April 24

On behalf of Al-Faris Mohammad, autocrat of Spring Crown Tourney

As the noble populace of the East prepare for their journey to the northern reaches of the Kingdom, we would take a moment to remind everyone to bring sturdy footwear and warm clothes to Crown Tourney this weekend.  We currently expect a beautiful sunny day in the low 50 range. (11 degrees for those wishing the Celsius equivalent).  There may be some muddy patches and small banks of snow, but the majority of the site should be dry and free of the grasp off winter.

Photo of Crown Tourney Site on April 16

There were visits to the site both April 16 and 24, and as you can see by pictures, one week does make a big difference.  However, please ensure you are prepared for the elements.  The Inn in heated but Court is planned to be outdoors.  We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

In Service,

Mistress Tadea Isabetta di Bruno

 


Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown

Call for Applicants – Vice President for Information Technology

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2016-04-25 12:57

The SCA Inc. seeks applicants for the position of Vice President for Information Technology, for a three-year term beginning October 22, 2016.  This is a part-time volunteer position requiring technical leadership and a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week plus availability for emergencies.  The position is reports directly to the President and indirectly to the Vice President of Operations and to the Board of Directors by way of an Ombudsman.

The Vice President for Information Technology (VPIT) leads a team of volunteers who maintain and manage the SCA’s Internet servers for web, email, and related infrastructure services.  The VPIT team manages the SCA’s Internet domains, SSL certificates, the technical aspects of e-commerce clearinghouse services, and similar aspects of the corporation’s online identity.   The VPIT may also lead and direct external paid contractors for specific business critical projects or administrative duties.
Applications for the office will be accepted through July 1, 2016.  Please send both an SCA and modern resume to resumes@sca.org.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.


Filed under: Corporate, Uncategorized

Sad Tiding from Æthelmearc

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2016-04-24 18:48

We are saddened to report the passing of a former citizen of the East Kingdom, Mistress Esperanza Halevi (mka Esther Tucker) in the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands on April 11, 2016.   A detailed memorial article has been published by the Aethelmearc Gazette here: Sad Tidings: Mistress Esperanza Halevi


Filed under: Tidings

From Laurel: Applications for Pelican Sovereign of Arms

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2016-04-24 11:09

Dame Lillia, Pelican Queen of Arms, is nearing the end of her tenure, which officially ends January 1, 2017. We are beginning the process of seeking a successor for her office. If you are interested, please see the job description below and send a letter of interest and your resumé to bids@heraldry.sca.org and resumes@sca.org by Saturday, June 30, 2016.

 

If you have questions about the job, please contact Lillia at pelican@heraldry.sca.org or myself at laurel@heraldry.sca.org. Dame Lillia will be available at KWHSS 2016 for questions about the job.

 

Pelican Sovereign of Arms

The Pelican Sovereign of Arms is an educational deputy of the Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms, responsible for the consideration of and decisions concerning names submitted for registration by the College of Arms.

 

Pelican is an unpaid position, currently requiring approximately 20 hours a week. The position requires considerable tact and patience, onomastic knowledge, research and reasoning ability, a clear understanding of the Standards for Evaluation and past Laurel rulings, the ability to write clearly and succinctly, the ability to work within tight deadlines and coordinate closely with Wreath, Laurel and other staff to produce a Laurel Letter of Acceptance and Return monthly, computer literacy and word processing skills, reliable e-mail and telephone access, and time and ability to travel. Access to a good research library is desirable but not required. Given the current structure of the office, a high-speed internet connection is useful but it is not required.

 

Resumés must be sent in both hard copy to Laurel at the address at the top of this Cover Letter and electronically to bids@heraldry.sca.org and resumes@sca.org.

 

The electronic applications will be posted on OSCAR with addresses and other contact information stripped from them. Resumés must be received by June 30, 2016 with an expected start date following Pennsic 2016.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.


Filed under: Heraldry, Official Notices Tagged: heraldry, Laurel Sovereign of Arms

Pikestaff needs Cover Artwork

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2016-04-24 10:12

We are looking for artwork to grace the cover of upcoming issues of Pikestaff. Any medium that can be reproduced in black and white is acceptable. Size requirement is 7.5″ x 10″. You can include text or it can be added later.

Please contact the East Kingdom Chronicler at chronicler@eastkingdom.org If you are a new or emerging artist, please don’t be shy. We welcome an opportunity to share work by all the artisans in the East Kingdom.
YiS,

Lady Isabel de Roys

East Kingdom Chronicler


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: Pikestaff

New SCA Society President

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2016-04-23 22:41

After many years of service, Leslie Vaughn (Baronessa Isabeau della Farfalla) will step down as President of the SCA.  John Fulton (Duke John the Bearkiller) will replace her as President.


Filed under: Corporate

Addendum to Grand Council Announcement

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2016-04-23 22:33

Earlier today the SCA Inc. announced the disbanding of the Grand Council.  The following additional information has been released.  “Society President John Fulton, Director Richard Sherman, and Director Andrew Coleman have been directed to investigate the creation of a new vehicle to facilitate communication between the membership and the directors that recognizes and utilizes the changes in technology, demographics and culture that have changed the way the Society conducts business in the 22 years since creation of the Grand Council.”  The announcement can be found on the SCA website here.


Filed under: Corporate

SCA Grand Council Disbanded

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2016-04-23 17:41

This announcement was posted on the SCA’s webpage and can be found here.

The Grand Council was formed in 1994; a time before email and social media.  There was a need then for a committee that made sure that the membership had a way to communicate with the directors on issues of importance to the SCA.  Twenty years later, members have access to the Internet and with it direct lines of communication to the directors and Corporate officers.  We know we still have problems receiving input from, and transmitting information to, the membership; but we don’t think an intermediary body provides us with the solution to these problems today.

So with thanks for the long and faithful service of the Grand Council, we have decided to disband the committee and work on new methods and approaches for increasing our responsiveness to the members of the SCA.

Board of Directors, SCA Inc


Filed under: Corporate

Tourney Heralds Needed

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2016-04-19 21:28

Hello to the tourney heralds of the East and Tir Mara! I am Mistress Suba al-Hadid, the new Troubadour Herald, and I’m excited to work this tourney season with you! We have several events coming up in the next few months.

In two weeks, on Saturday, April 30, there will be Crown Tourney in the Barony of Havre des Glaces in the Crown Principality of Tir Mara. We’ll need a few heralds for the lists plus additional support for the shield trees. If you think you’d like to help, please reach out to me at Troubadour@EastKingdom.org. If you haven’t heralded before but would like to try, we will help train you.

Two weeks after that, Saturday, May 14, will be the King’s and Queen’s Champions of Arms Tourney in the Barony of Dragonship Haven in the Central Region. Again, we’re looking for both experienced heralds and those who want to learn.

Saturday, July 23, will be the Novice Tourney in the Shire of Rusted Woodlands in the Southern Region. This is an opportunity for less experienced fighters, fencers, and heralds to experience what it’s like to participate in a tourney. This is a great learning experience and and excellent opportunity to learn more about tourney heraldry.

I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and having an opportunity to work with you! Again, please write me at Troubadour@EastKingdom.org with any questions or offers to help!

Yours in Service to the Dream,
-Suba

Jamilia al-Suba al-Hadid min Bhakail al-Mu’allam (Mistress Suba al-Hadid)
جميلة
الاصبع
الحديد
من
باكالي
المعلم


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: heralds, volunteers

Unofficial Court Report: Balfar’s Challenge

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2016-04-19 16:50

Here follows the unofficial court report from Balfar’s Challenge, held in the Barony of Dragonship Haven, the 16th of April, 2016. Reporting Herald: Donovan Shinnock.

 

Item Recipient Award Scribe 1 Galen Avdenmork Tyger’s Cub Saerlaith ingen Chennetig 2 Sorcha inghean Ui Duinn Award of Arms i: Lillian ate Valeye
c: Faolán an Screcain 3 Rodrigo de Medina Award of Arms Aaradyn Ghyoot 4 Rumhann MacDuibhsidhe an Bhlog Seolta Award of Arms Aud Lifsdottir 5 Sybill Teller Award of Arms Aziza al-Shirazi 6 Llewellyn ap Goddoddin Maunche Eleanor Catlyng 7 Rhode Kephalania Maunche Mari Clock van Hoorne 8 Quintain Brillian Order of Defense i:Shadiyah Al-Zhara
c: Eva Woderose
w:Gaius Quintillius Alopex
Filed under: Court Tagged: court report

Unofficial Court Report: the Coronation of Kenric & Avelina

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2016-04-19 16:42

Here follows the unofficial court report from the Coronation of Kenric and Avelina, held on the 9th day of April, 2016, in the Shire of Quintavia. Reporting Herald, Donovan Shinnock.

Item Recipient Award Scribe 1 Brennan mac Fearghus Duke i: Ro Honig von Sumerfeldt

c: Alexandre St. Pierre

w: Alys Mackyntoich and Mylisant Grey 2 Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain Duchess i: Ro Honig von Sumerfeldt

c: Alexandre Saint Pierre

w: Mylisant Grey

translation by Christopher and Eric Michaelson 3 Courtney Rose Tyger’s Cub Culann mac Cianain 4 Daithi Dubh Award of Arms Constance de St. Denis 5 Leurona Winterborne Silver Tyger Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille 6 Nichol Mac Donnachaidh Silver Tyger Elllesbeth Donofrey

c: Jonathan Blaecstan 7 Matthew McGyver Silver Tyger i: Shahdiyah al-Zhara

c: Nest verch Tangwistel 8 Gideon ha-Khazar Maunche Agatha Wanderer

c: Alexandre St. Pierre

w: Aneleda Falconbridge 9 Llewellyn Walsh Golden Rapier Camille des Jardins 10 Amy Webbe Silver Crescent Katherine Barr 11 Aife Ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige Silver Crescent Katherine Stanhope 12 Gun∂ormr Dengir Silver Crescent Vettorio Antonello
Filed under: Court Tagged: court report

Spring Crown Tournament Format and Combatants

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2016-04-18 15:53

The format for Crown Tourney will be a pooled round robin leading into a 16-man double elimination tournament. Weapons of choice throughout up to the semi-finals. Semi-finals will be best of 5 with rotating weapon forms. The undefeated fighter will start up 1 win. The finals will be best of 5 with rotating weapon forms.

List of Crown Combatants in approximate OP order by combatant.

Duke Randal of the Dark fighting for Duchess Katherine Stanhope
Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon fighting for Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver fighting for Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo
Sir Rhys Ravenscroft fighting for Vicondesa Jimena Montoya
Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer
Sir Marcus Blackaert fighting for Baroness Astrid Sigrun Ulfkelsdottir
Sir Cedric of Armorica fighting for Mistress Brid nic Shearlais
Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov vynuk Tzardikov fighting for Baroness Matilde de Cadenet
Master Tiberius Iulius Rufus Primus fighting for Vopiscus Rufius Donatus
Thane Aethelhawk fighting for Mistress Siubhan Wallace
Sir Ané du Vey fighting for Sylvia du Vey AKA Mistress Sylvia de Vey
Sir Simon Gwyn fighting for Lady Tullia Tranquilla
Baron Sigurthr VigurHafn fighting for Baroness Medhbh inghean Cheallaigh
Baron Duncan Kerr fighting for Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick
The Honorable Lord William RavenHair fighting for Ceara Inghean Eoin Mhic Lucais
Baron Matthias Grunwald fighting for Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir
The Honorable Lord Ryouko’jin of Iron-skies fighting for Indrakshi Aravinda
The Honorable Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson the Nice fighting for Lady Lavina Attewode
Baron Tiberius Nautius Maximus fighting for Maeve of Linne Tatha
Baron Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh fighting for Baroness Molly Schofield
Baron Simon Montgumery fighting for Mistress Margaret Hepburn of Ardrossan
Lord Gawyn O’Clery fighting for Maeve O’Clery
Lord Corwin Blackthorn fighting for Lady Solveig Bjornsdottr
Peter de Bracebridge fighting for the Honorable Lady Gaeira Aggadottir
Renaud Mauclerc du Dragon Dormant fighting for Léana Doucet


Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tournament, spring crown

Unofficial Court Report: Last Court of Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2016-04-15 15:30

And so it was that Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri did throw a party for their heirs, and hold Court in the Shire of Quintavia on 9 April AS 50.

First was Duchess Marieke called into court. She presented the restored and refurbished Sword of State to Their Majesties.

Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri called before them Eydis Thorgrimsdottir. She was Awarded Arms and named a Lady of the Court, receiving a wooden scroll by Marietta Charay with words by Aesa feilin Jossursdottir and translation to runes by Avaldr Valbjarnarson.

Next was Olaf Haraldson called into court. He replied to the question posed to him, and thus was the Order of the Pelican called forth. He was elevated to the order, receiving regalia and a carved horn scroll with words by Allyn Min Teanga and the carving by Randall Vihari-Farkas.

Next was Geloria de Sancto Johanne called before Their Majesties. They carried the words of Thorkatla, and presented Geloria with a Meridian Majesty. She received a scroll by Caterina Coeur Noir of Meridies.

Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri called forth Isobel (Libby) Bickerstaff. Speaking of her services, they welcomed before them the Order of the Silver Crescent. She was inducted into the order and received a medallion and a stained glass scroll by Solskinn of Smoking Rocks with words by Nest verch Tangwistel.

But Their Majesties were not yet through with Isobel. For her work as their Court Scheduler, they named her a Baroness of the Court. She received a coronet from Her Highness Avelina, and a scroll by Palotzi Marti.

Next was Ariana of the North called into court. Her skill in archery noted, she was inducted into the Order of the Sagitarius. She received a medallion and a scroll by Éadaoin Chruitire.

The order not yet complete, next was Isadora del la tor called into court. She was inducted into the Order of the Sagitarius, receiving a medallion and a stained glass scroll by Conor O Caellaigh (with assistance from Mongo Chinua) with calligraphy by Lada Monguligin.

Remaining on the topic of Archery, Their Majesties invited Li Kung Lo into their court. They named him a Baron of the Court, presenting him with a coronet and a scroll by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Their Majesties called into court their Order of the Silver Rapier. Noting their order by no means complete, they called before them Magdalena Von Kirschberg to join the order. She received a medallion and a scroll by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova.

Their Majesties called before them Culann mac Cianain. His Majesty Brennan spoked highly of Culann’s work as an armorer, and named him Armorer to the Crown, presenting him with a scroll by Harold von Auerbach.

Additionally, Culann mac Cianain was presented with a King’s Cypher for his service to the reign.

Her Majesty Caoilfhionn called into court Fergus Redmead and Sabina Lutrell. For their service to the reign, they each received a Queen’s Cypher.

Next was Malcolm Bowman called into court. For his service to the reign he received both a King’s Cypher and a Queen’s Cypher.

Their Majesties next invited the Worshipful Company of Her Majesty’s Underwear into court. They presented gifts to the King and Queen.

Next did Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri call into court. Aife ingen Chonchobair, Harvey Wynegode, Thora Sharpstooth, Lianor de Matos, Heather Rose de Gordon, Aethelflied Brewbane, Anastasia da Monte, Cateline la Broderesse, Keagan MacKeagen, Elizabet Marshal, Asa in Svarta, Lucien de Pontivy, Aildreda de Tamworthe and Eva Woderose. All were named Tailors/Seamstresses to the Crown, and presented with both a King’s Award of Esteem and a Queen’s Award of Esteem.

His Majesty called before him Donovan Shinnock and Llewyllyn Walsh. He presented both with a King’s Award of Esteem.

His Majesty invited before him Catrin o’r Rhyd For. She received a King’s Cypher for her service to the reign.

Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri called forth their Order of the Silver Wheel. Stated that the order was incomplete, they invited before them Raziya bint Rusa. She was inducted into the order, and received a medallion and a scroll by Isa of Ruantallan with words by Marion du Canard.

The order not yet complete, Their Majesties invited before them Lavina Attewode. She was inducted into the Order of the Silver Wheel, receiving a medallion and a scroll by Svea the Short-sighted.

The order still not yet complete, Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri called forth Tomyris of Stonemarche. She was inducted into the order, receiving a medallion and a scroll by Wulfgar Silverbraid and Treannah.

Her Majesty called into court Cassandra Blondel and Arlyana van Wyck. They each received a Queen’s Award of Esteem.

Her Majesty Caoilfhionn next called into court Anton LaFlamme and Aiden McShane. They each received a Queen’s Award of Esteem.

Their Majesties welcomed into their court Ellen du Grandchamp. They called for the companions of the Order of the Golden Lance. Ellen was inducted into the order, receiving a medallion and a scroll by Katherine Stanhope.

Next did Their Majesties call forth Catalina de Valencia. The named her a Baroness of their Court, presenting her with a coronet and a scroll by Rhonwen Glyn Conwy.

His Majesty called into court Mercedes Vera de Califia. For her service to the reign she was presented with a King’s Cypher.

Brennan Ri called forth Martin der Wasserspeir. For her service to the reign she was presented with a King’s Cypher.

Caoilfhionn Banri called forth Clodagh and Leonete D’Angely. They were each presented with a Queen’s Award of Esteem.

Tola knytir was also awarded a Queen’s Award of Esteem.

Their Majesties invited into their court Fiona O’Malle. She was presented with a King’s Award of Esteem and a Queen’s Award of Esteem.

Brennan and Caoilfhionn called into their court Demi la Roux de Avignon. She was presented with a King’s Award of Esteem and a Queen’s Award of Esteem.

Her Majesty called into court Medhbh inghean ui Cheallaigh. For her service to the reign Medhbh received a Queen’s Cypher.

Her Majesty called into court Einarr Njortharson, called Billyfish. For his service to the reign, Billyfish was presented with a Queen’s Cypher.

Her Majesty called forth Miles Boweman. Her Majesty welcomed him into her Queen’s Order of Courtesy.

Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri called forth Elizabeth Elenore Lovell. For her service to the reign she was presented with a King’s Cypher and a Queen’s Cypher.
Her Majesty called His Majesty before her. She did present to Brennan her Queen’s Award of Esteem.

His Majesty called Her Majesty before him. He did present to Caoilfhionn his King’s Cypher.

Their Majesties called forth the King’s Bard, Aethelflied Brewbane, to practice her art as a soothsayer. The signs unclear, Aethelflied had her student, Caoilfhionn Banri, also practice. Her Majesty read the signs and portents, and realized that the time had come o not just throw a party for their heirs, but to pass to them the Crowns of the East.

Their Majesties called forth their retainers, and released them from service.
Her Majesty called forth her guards, and released them from service.
Their Majesties called forth their champions, and released them from service.
Speaking of their love of the Kingdom of the East, they thanked the people for their love and support.

Thus closed the last court of Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri, making way for the Coronation of Their Heirs, Kenric and Avelina. Long Live the King! Long Live the Queen!

Long live the Kingdom of the East!

In Service,
Malcolm Bowman, Eastern Crown Herald (Ret).

Though not in attendance, Martyn de Halliwell was named Tailor to the Crown and received a King’s Award of Esteem. Further, Cristoforo Donatello dei Visconti was named Tailor to the Crown.

Thank you to the heralds for the day, Elizabeth Elenore Lovell, Yehuda ben Moshe and Liadan ingen Chineada.


Filed under: Court

Call for Content – EK Rapier Website

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2016-04-14 18:31

Unto the Rapier Combatants of the Kingdom of the East do I, Master Frasier MacLeod, send greetings,

We have recently changed Webministers for the EK Rapier website. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mistress Analeda Falconbridge for stepping in at a difficult time and keeping the site afloat and viable until a permanent Webminister could be found.

Our new Webminister, Lord Brian of Stonemarche, has asked me to put out the call for CONTENT! If there is an article, an essay, a class, a presentation, or anything along those lines you think would make the Rapier website better and more useful, let us know! Feel free to send it along to Brian and myself, with a copy of the SCA Creative Work Copyright Assignment/Grant of Use Form found here: Link to Release so we can use your work legally and with your permission.

The EK Rapier website is for all of YOU, and without you we can’t make it better. Help us turn the site into something other kingdoms will look at and go “Wow, I wish my website was cool like the East’s is”.

In Service,

Master Frasier MacLeod, KRM, East


Filed under: Announcements, Rapier Tagged: call for content, fencing, from the ekmof, marshal of Fence, Rapier, websites

In Memoriam: Mistress Laura Hawkwood

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2016-04-14 15:02

Mistress Laura Hawkwood (also known as Laura de Segovia), 43rd Laurel of the East, passed away in Carolingia on Tuesday, April 12th. She was awarded arms in AS X at the coronation of Alaric and Yseult, and was one of only 14 inductees into the now closed Order of Fatima, which honored illustrious clothiers and seamstresses. (She also helped design the badge for this order, as well as the badge for the Queen’s Order of Courtesy which is still in use today.) In AS XX, she was recognized as a companion of the Order of the Moon by the Baron of Carolingia for her achievements in the arts which further the progress of those arts in the Barony of Carolingia. She was a founder of House Silverwing, and active in the heraldic community.

Her obituary is available on-line here.


Filed under: Tidings Tagged: barony of carolingia, Carolingia, in memoriam, obit, obituary

Call For Donations To SCA 50 Volunteers

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2016-04-13 13:14

Attention, Talented Artisans of the Society for Creative Anachronism

In the Society for Creative Anachronism, we are a collective of volunteers, each serving in their own way at one point or another so that all may have a chance to play, enjoy, learn and have fun. It is on this mantra that the SCA has gone on for 50 years now, and shall continue to do so.

As we Celebrate 50 Years of the Society, many of our SCA family will be considering attending the SCA 50 Year Celebration Event, June 17th through the 27th of this year and many of them will be giving their time and service to the event, staffing the Gate, serving on the Watch, Marshalling the Lists.

We wish to show appreciation to the Volunteers who give of themselves, from the newest member giving their first hour of service to the Multi-Peer who serves alongside that newest member. The Society works because our Volunteers continue to turn the wheels and drive us forward to fun, adventure, knowledge and my personal favorites, Family and Friendship.

Everyone who volunteers on site during the event will receive a ticket for each hour they serve. These tickets can be dropped into boxes that will labeled with the items you’ve donated: items that our volunteers would proudly use or displayed long after the event is over.

And Artisans, this is where you are most needed. We come seeking donations from the Amazingly Talented populace of the Known World: we are asking you to please consider donating handmade items that people would Buy/Trade/Commission for themselves.
No matter your rank, Laurel or student; professional craftsperson or astonishingly talented amateur: we’re asking all of you to help us recognize the volunteers in service to the Society’s 50th Year Celebration. Please, put forth your beautiful work to be a cherished gift for a Volunteer.

If you’re considering a specialized item (something that must be custom sized or fit, for instance) or you aren’t sure how to submit it to the cause, please contact my Coordinator, THL Justice McArtain, at justice.napier@gmail.com
All donations can be mailed to His Lordship Justice ahead of the Event or delivered at the SCA 50 Year Celebration Event if you are attending.

To Donate, or if you have any additional questions, simply email the following details to justice.napier@gmail.com

  • SCA Title and Name
  • Mundane Name
  • Item to be Donated
  • To be mailed or delivered at 50 Year
  • Mailing Address
  • Any additional information / description of your item you wish to include (including pictures of our work if it’s a ‘after raffle’ item.

As a thank you to everyone who contributes, His Lordship Justice will be doing a raffle of his own.
Two artists will be drawn to receive a Gift Card each to get more supplies (or whatever you want to do with the money).
We thank you for your time and hope that you will reach out to offer your talent to support the Volunteers who give of theirs for this once in a lifetime Event.

 

In Service,

Herr Alexander Adelbrecht von Markelingen

SCA 50 Year Celebration – Volunteer Relations Coordinator

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Shared by request of the author.  Original post may be found at the Midrealm Gazette

 


Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: SCA 50 Year