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The Court of our most excellent prince and lord, Edward, by right of arms most illustrious King of the East, third of that name, and Thyra, his Queen, held in the Canton of Black Icorndall in the Barony of Bhakail upon 18 October in the forty-ninth year of the Society; on which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm and the great persons of the kingdom to hear the following publicly proclaimed:
Item. The Ladies of the Rose came before the Tyger Throne and presented tokens to those combatants whose comportment, countenance and courtesy in the lists were pleasing to their eyes, and those gentle persons were Jenevieve Spillane, Llewellyn Walsh and Caoilfhionn ingen ui Fhaelain.
Item. His Majesty thanked Don Donovan Shinnock for his service as his Rapier Champion and called forth Sir Antonio Patrasso, victor of the day’s tournament, to take up his place as King’s Rapier Champion. Sir Antonio received the tokens and ensigns of the office and a document memorializing his deeds prepared by Arden of Icombe.
Item. Her Majesty thanked Don Thomas of Effingham for his service as her Rapier Champion and called forth Lady Sorcha Dhocair to take up the place of Queen’s Rapier Champion. Lady Sorcha received the tokens and ensigns of the office and a document memorializing her worth prepared by Arden of Icombe.
Item. Their Majesties accepted the fealty of Lady Sabina Luttrell, Kingdom Minister of the Lists.
Item. Their Majesties caused Elizabeth Elenore Lovell to be brought before the Tyger Throne and, praising her many labors for the benefit of the Kingdom, did cause the said Elizabeth to be inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich, illuminated by Ro Honig von Somerfeldt and calligraphed by Caroline de LaPointe.
Item. Their Majesties caused gifts of toys to be distributed to the children of the East.
Item. Their Majesties summoned into the Court Giancarlo Soranzo da Venezia, often called “Narlo,” and thereupon awarded him Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Vettorio Antonello.
Item. Their Majesties summoned before them Muin maqq Minain, artisan in metal, and caused him to be inducted into the Order of the Maunche, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Jonathan Blaecstan and Melisande of the Gryphon Wood.
Item. Lupold Haas was commanded before the Tyger Throne, whereupon he was made a member of the Order of the Silver Rapier.
Item. Their Majesties invited into their presence newcomers to the Society and gave them tokens of welcome in memory of the day.
Item. Their Majesties summoned into their presence Sabine de Kerbriant, whereupon they served upon the said Sabine a Writ commanding that she sit vigil for the Order of the Laurel upon January 17th at the celebration of Twelfth Night in the Barony of Carillion, the which Writ had been written by Brunissende Dragonette and calligraphed by Alexandre St. Pierre.
I, Alys Mackyntoich, Eastern Crown Herald, wrote this to memorialize and make certain all such things that were done and caused to be done as above stated.
Master Rowen Cloteworthy
Photos by Mistress Rainillt de Bello Marisco.
Filed under: Court, Events, Fencing
Autocrats – would you like to have your event announcement seen by more people?
The East Kingdom Gazette will publish event announcements from autocrats for events within the East Kingdom, or which have some significance to the residents of the East.
An article in the Gazette will allow you to share details that aren’t appropriate for the East Kingdom web site, such as photos of the site, pithy quotes from people involved in the event, or a bit of the history of the event. The intent is to add value to the announcement, not just replicate what’s on the East Kingdom web site.
We’ll also include as much of the official event announcement as you request, or as many event details as we feel would be useful as a backup to other information sources.
Filed under: Events Tagged: event announcement
Their Majesties Edward and Thyra have issued a Dessert Challenge for Their Crown Tourney:
Bring your best period dessert or treat (maybe a trick?) to be shared by those remaining during feast. The entrants will be judged visually by the populace after the tourney has concluded. No tasting until after the judging has been completed. The winners will be announced before feast begins.
The autocrat, Lady Tessa Martini D’Agostino, reports that only a small number of gentles have so far expressed interest in the challenge. Is the kingdom willing to let a challenge go unanswered? Or are there more gentles planning to participate who have not contacted the head cook so he can plan for their entries? If you plan to enter but have not been in touch, or would like more information so you can decide if you wish to enter, please contact Lord Richard le Hauke.
Photo by Ygraine of Kellswood.
Filed under: Events Tagged: challenge, Crown Tourney, Dessert, food
If you subscribe to Tournaments Illuminated, you’re already aware that it contains the William Blackfox Award results for A.S . 48. It gives me great pleasure to share those pertaining to the East.
The William Blackfox awards are given for excellence in local newsletters. Kingdom newsletters are not eligible, with the exception of a category for cover art. Each May the Kingdom Chroniclers of the Known World review the past year of local newsletters from their kingdom, and chose the best examples to submit to the Society Chronicler and her panel of judges. You can read more about the awards and their history on the main SCA web site: http://www.sca.org/officers/chronicler/blackfox-awards.html
This year I’m very proud to say that Lady Christiana Crane and The Moonstone, the newsletter of the Province of Malegentia, have been recognized as the Best Overall Newsletter. Her work was chosen from a field of entrants representing fifteen kingdoms. She’s made it available on Facebook, and if you’re not a regular reader I urge you to go and take a look at it: https://www.facebook.com/download/623622317703266/Moonstone%20-%20Winter%202014.pdf
I would also like to recognize those gentles who were nominated in other categories. The range of local newsletters across the kingdom is broad indeed, and choosing which to nominate to represent our kingdom was not an easy task. All of those who were nominated from the East can be proud of that status.
Best Layout and Design: The Salamander, newsletter of the Barony of Bhakail. Chronicler: Lord Martyn de Halliwell.
Best Artwork: Lady Yzabel Du Perche, for her cover on the Summer issue of Northern Watch, the newsletter of the Barony of Endewearde. Chronicler: Lord Oleksander Brazhnyk.
Best Special Interest Newsletter: Ars Scientia Orientalis. Chronicler: Meesteres Annetje van Woerden. It’s available on-line here: http://aso.eastkingdom.org/
Best Article: A Story of a Cold and Stormy Winters Day by Lady Marguerite von Elfenau, appearing in Kenning Points, the newsletter of the Barony of Smoking Rocks. Chronicler: Lady Marguerite von Elfenau.
Best Cover for a Kingdom Newsletter: Lord Robert of Stonemarche, for his work which appeared on the January Pikestaff.
Mistress A’isha bint Jamil
East Kingdom Chronicler
Filed under: Tidings Tagged: Blackfox, Chronicler
Although the Crown, perhaps remembering the fate of Kenric I, did not attend, over 200 people enjoyed Endewearde’s weekend camping event on October 10, 11 and 12. People who arrived on Friday night could purchase sausage bombs from Smokehaus, a fundraiser for the archery company that raised over $200. Saturday there were several archery shoots such as a demon cow and “shoot the cattle raiders” related to the story of the Cattle Raid of Cooley, a famous Irish saga. In the afternoon there was a woods walk with 3D targets, challenging enough for experienced archers, but easy enough that even the youngest and least experienced archers could score points. For the baronial champions shoot on Sunday, the top sixteen Endeweardian archers faced off in a head to head competition involving ground targets, pool noodles, balloons and a moving bull. It was a very close competition, with Lord Otto Gottlieb beating Master Godric of Hamtun by only a few seconds.
But there was plenty to do even for non-archers. There was an atl-atl and thrown weapons range with a moving bull target. Saturday everyone enjoyed an oatmeal breakfast bar, a hearty dayboard and a pot luck feast, and Sunday morning a bacon tasting. There were classes on such topics as blacksmithing, bow bending, enameling, runes, and cheese making. There was a brewing competition and a pickle competition. There was pick-up fencing. There was hurley (think of a combination of lacrosse, field hockey and rugby). There were bardic circles every night around the communal campfire, and Papa’s Bar at the End of the World was open.
Court saw several worthy Endeweardians getting awards, and the recognition of those who had participated in martial activities at Great Northeastern War and Pennsic. Baron Ane du Vey also spoke about the dispute with Lyndhaven over an island between our two groups which Lyndhaven claims is theirs but Baroness Sylvia insists is “her” rock. There will have to be a confrontation in May to settle this.
All in all, it was a great way to spend a fall weekend!
Report and photo courtesy of Mistress Brita Mairi Svensdottir
Filed under: Events Tagged: archery, Endewearde
Just a little less than two weeks from now, the East will have new heirs, chosen at Crown Tourney in the Barony of Stonemarche. The event is being held a YMCA Camp Takoda, at 55 Fitzwilliam Road, in Richmond, NH. The autocrat, Lady Tessa Martini d’Agostino, was kind enough to take some photos at the site walk-through last weekend.
Richmond is about 20 minutes south of Keene, NH. For those seeking accommodations for the night, a number of major hotel chains are available in Keene. There are also numerous bed and breakfast options within an hour of the site. The city of Keene has a helpful lodging guide available on-line: http://www.keenenh.com/lodging/
Reservations close on October 20. No feast spaces will be available the day of the event. Canadian visitors should contact the reservations clerk to request reservations. Stonemarche’s policy is to allow unpaid reservations for visitors crossing international borders to attend their events.
As has become custom, Gate will offer a separate check-in for tourney combatants and consorts, but the autocrat encourages them to pre-register if possible, for a speedier check-in. The procession will start precisely at 11 AM.
His Majesty, King Edward, shared his expectations for the tournament:
“This is Crown Tournament, and we look forward to the pageantry, honorable conduct and feats of prowess. We expect all those who enter, to do so with the expressed intent to crown their consort heir to these Eastern lands and comport themselves with the grace, dignity and courtesy as befits such an occasion. In short, we look forward to seeing the finest the East Kingdom has to offer. “
Some four dozen of the East’s finest warriors will take the field to vie for honor, glory, and the right to crown their chosen consorts. The Kingdom Seneschal has made the list available on her web site: http://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/docs/fallcrown2014.php
“This tournament will be a return to the traditional double-elimination bracket format; however, each match will be decided by the best 2 of 3 bouts. The semi-finals and finals will be best 3 of 5 (the member entering the semi-finals with a loss, will start the semi-finals with a loss), and include weapons depth.”
For those needing more details who may still be having difficulty accessing the East Kingdom site, the complete announcement is reproduced below:
Hear ye, Hear ye! King Edward and Queen Thyra are pleased to announce that their Fall Crown Tournament will be held on November 1st at Camp Takoda in the Barony of Stonemarche. This event listing will be updated as information becomes available.
Camp Takoda is about a 20 minute drive south of Keene, NH. For those gentles wishing to stay the night, Keene has several lodging facilities ranging from quaint bed and breakfasts to well known hotel chains. The site is a beautifully wooded YMCA camp on a lake with well maintained paths. There are short walks between the lodge, parking, and fields. Please plan accordingly.
Letters of intent should be sent to http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/shannon-7c/fall-crown-bc/ (preferred) or by direct e-mail to Their Royal Highnesses and the EK Seneschal. Letters should be received no later than October 1st. Victory in their Crown Tournament will require competency in multiple weapon forms.
For those needing a diversion, there will be an archery shoot. For those younger gentles, there will be several youth activities planned throughout the day. Dayboard will be included in the event fee.
Please be advised that Their Majesties have requested to start the tournament no later than 11:30 in an attempt to beat the earlier sunsets at that time of year.
- 9:00 a.m. Gate opens. There will be a separate line available for entrants, their consorts and preregistered gentles.
THE SITE: The Tournament Field offers some space for viewing pavilions and shades of all types, with the immediate surrounds of The Lists dedicated for periodesque structures. All viewing space will be available on a first come, first served basis.
A scenic lake rests a short distance from the tournament field, along with many lovely and rustic trails for exploring. During the day, there will be several fire pits available for gentles to warm themselves by, including one next to the fighting field. Bringing additional, personal fire pits is not permitted. The hall is large enough to seat over 200, although feast is limited to 150, there is enough room for gentles who wish to remain off-board to enjoy the festivities.
VEHICLES: Although there is adequate parking, much of it is not next to the tourney field. Vehicles will be permitted to drop off gear and then go park. Vehicles on the field will be asked to move before the procession begins and none will be allowed onto the field once it has begun. Under no circumstances will vehicles be allowed on the archery field.
Dessert Challenge: In the spirit of All Hallows Eve, King Edward and Queen Thyra would like to issue a Dessert Challenge to those attending their Crown Tournament. Bring your best period dessert or treat (maybe a trick?) to be shared by those remaining during feast. The entrants will be judged visually by the populace after the tourney has concluded. No tasting until after the judging has been completed. The winners will be announced before feast begins.
DAY BOARD: Hard Boiled eggs, Bread, cheese, Sausages, Roasted chicken, Barley Chicken soup, Meat pasties, Brisket, Pickles,Sliced oranges, Apples, Grapes, Fine cakes
Site fees: Adults $10 advance, $12 day of; Youth 13-18: $5 advance, $6 day of
Feast fees: Adults: $10, Youth 13-18: $10
Information regarding severe allergies should be directed to the head cooks.
Make checks payable to: SCA NH, Inc. Barony of Stonemarche
Send reservations to: Lord Cynric the Dabbler, MKA: Ben Strauss
There will be NO REFUNDS for feast after October 25th. Considerations for site refunds will be considered but not guaranteed after October 25th.
Autocrat: Lady Tessa Martini d’Agostino, MKA: Liz Rakich, 603 206-0185, email@example.com
Directions: Our best suggestion is to use a GPS. The following directions may not be the most direct route for you. Please be aware that these are not main highways and may turn at crossroads. Please watch road signs carefully.
Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney, event announcement
Lady Sorcha Dhocair is the new Queen’s Champion of Rapier.
Filed under: Fencing Tagged: King and Queen's Champions
The new King’s Rapier Champion is Sir Antonio Patrasso. He defeated Don Ogedei in the finals. The other two semi-finalists were Don Nathaniel Wyatt and Don Owynn Greenwood.
Filed under: Fencing Tagged: King and Queen's Champions
The schedule, dayboard menu, important site information, pertinent travel and lodging information, pertient contacts, as well as a full listing of activities for day day have been posted and can be seen on the Canton’s website at:
Filed under: Events, Fencing
This marks the 4th week of #MedievalMonday ‘s via various social media platforms. We have already seen participants reach thousands of users over multiple networks, and have seen posts from a half dozen Kingdoms across The Society.
Today I’m posting just a select few of the posts Easterners have made over the last 4 Mondays.
What is #MedievalMonday you ask? It’s a hashtag campaign taking place via Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram.
What is the goal of the #MedievalMonday campaign? It’s goal is to have fun, while sharing some of the cool photos, articles, and videos highlighting the best parts of our shared Medieval hobby. When posters make their posts public, these photos and other items can be re-shared, liked and commented on, and increase awareness of our hobby.
How can I participate in the #MedievalMonday campaign? It’s super-easy! If you would like to post, just make a public post of a photo of a medieval object you’ve recreated, that you took at an event, or share a video of your favorite medieval song on youtube, or your favorite go-to medieval recipe with a link. Then in that post, type “#MedievalMonday” and hit post! It’s that easy, and can be done on any major social media platform.
I don’t have anything to post, what else can I do? Even easier than posting, just search “#MedievalMonday” on your choice of social media platform, and voila, there are posts! Like posts you appreciate, comment on ones you truly enjoy, and re-share public posts that you want your social media circles to see.
Look below for even more #MedievalMonday posts by Easterns:
Filed under: Arts and Sciences Tagged: campaign, medievalmonday, social media
The Compleat Anachronist is a journal published four times a year. Each issue is approximately 60 pages long and focuses on a single topic relevant to the time period 600 C.E. to 1600 C.E. The single-topic format gives readers an opportunity to review a subject in much more detail than Tournaments Illuminated, a Kingdom Arts and Sciences publication, or a local newsletter can provide.
The Editor is responsible for oversight of all aspects of issue production, including recruiting authors and reviewers, manuscript development, as well as submitting quarterly reports to the Board of Directors and the Publications Manager. A team approach to issue production is encouraged to assist in effective and timely management of the publication. The Editor may recruit a support staff, including assistant editors, graphic artists, and other assistants. The Editor needs to either be, or have on staff, a graphic artist with access to and experience with a computer running Quark or InDesign and the ability to export files to high resolution pdf format. Contributing authors are generally responsible for providing their own illustrations, photographs or other artwork, but it is helpful for the Editor to develop a pool of artists to assist authors if needed.
Qualifications for the position include excellent written and oral communication skills, leadership skills, the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines, and strong computer skills. Professional experience in editing, design, art direction or desktop publishing and prior experience in an SCA chronicler position are desirable, but not required. The position requires approximately 20 to 35 hours per month (this includes recruiting authors, screening manuscripts, proofreading, layout, correspondence, and online reviewing). The deadlines to get the finished layout to the printer are 15 December, 15 March, 15 June, and 15 September. The issues are mailed quarterly in January, April, July, and October. Reasonable expenses are covered by the Corporation and may include: paper, printer cartridges, stamps, and a post office box. You will be asked to submit an expense report, with receipts attached, to receive reimbursement. The Editor also receives a small stipend from SCA once an issue is completed.
Hard copies of résumés (both professional and within the Society, including offices held and awards received) must be sent to: SCA Inc. Attn: CA Editor Position P.O. Box 360789 Milpitas, CA 95036-0789 Electronic copies may also be sent to resumes at sca.org. Résumés must be received by January 31st, 2015. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Gloria Woodard, Publications Manager via telephone at 804-243-6874, or via email at pubmanager at sca.org. Leslie Vaughn, President Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. president at sca.org. 602-758-0079
You may also email firstname.lastname@example.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 Tagged: Complete Anachronist, job opening
The Barony of Dragonship Haven once again welcomes the artisans and scientists of the Kingdom to their annual St. Elegius Arts and Sciences Faire and Competition on November 15th in Meriden CT. In addition to the arts & sciences competition, the day will include several martial activities, the Master Alexander Challenge, a hearty day board, and a dessert revel to celebrate the Barony of Dragonship Haven’s Birthday.St. Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition
The St. Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition is designed to be something like a martial tourney divided into different levels of competition based on the competitor’s skill level, and judged in a face-to-face style that is allegorical of armored combat.Competition levels
Each contestant declares his or her entry as belonging to one of the following levels. Entrants are allowed to choose the correct level for each entry and to enter different items at different levels.
Novices have entered a few small competitions (or none) and feel rather inexperienced in Art and Science contests. (Analogy: Novice Tourney) Entries will further be divided into ‘New to A&S Contests’ and ‘New to the SCA’ (>3 years) at the registration table.
Artisans have entered competitions and have gotten feedback & refined their entry so it shows to best advantage. (Analogy: Cadet’s/Squire’s Tourney)
Experienced competitors have entered several local or Kingdom-wide contests. This group also includes any Laurel whose entry is anything-BUT-what-they-were-laureled-for. (Analogy: competes in King & Queen’s Champion Tourney)
Laurels & masters are either members of the Order of the Laurel entering examples of the work(s) for which they received their recognition, or any non-Laurel who chooses to enter in this group, thus they are scored on their their mastery of an art or science. (Analogy: competes in Best of the Knowne World Tourney)Competition Rules
Prizes will be awarded during court to the gentles achieving the highest single-entry score in each of the 5 groups: Novice 1 and Novice 2, Artisan, Experienced competitor, Laurels & masters.Special competitions also being held concurrently.
St. Eligius 12 question sheet is NOT needed for these competitions.
In honor of our patron, St. Eligius, we are asking that entries include a brief description of your experience of a Medieval Moment during the preparation of your project. Please describe (verbally or in writing) something that brought you closer to the artisan who originated the work you have adapted or used for inspiration. Descriptions may be written or verbal. A good story always scores well. See question # 11 in St. Eligius 12 Questions.Master Alexander Challenge
In the spirit of Master Alexander the Younger, please enter an example of your work in an art that is new to you within the last year. New techniques within the art that you already practice do not count (i.e. glassblowing to enameling of blown glass beakers is an expansion of a skill, not a new-to-you art form.) Scoring will be only on the entry’s meeting the criteria of the art being new to you, and not on full documentation or mastery of the art. Minimal documentation of methods and how this is new to you is required. The intent is to give a supportive venue for trying new arts without the rigors of open competition. The prize is will be chosen and presented by Lady Cassandra de Matisse or her representative.Artisan’s Progress
Display 3-5 examples of your work showing how your skill has progressed over the years. Works should include something from very early in your career (even if that was last week). Works may (but need not) be entered for individual scores. This competition is a chance to show your development as an artisan. Documentation should be very brief with rough dates of completion.SCA Kluge:
Bring your best non-period items with a medieval flair (e.g. camp furniture, phone holder, lawn ornament) for recognition in this category.Populace Choice:
Vote with beans for your favorite entry. Most beans wins.Baron’s Choice:
Catch the Baron’s eye and gain his praise and a prize.Beyond the Arts and Sciences Competition
Those artists and scientists who prefer not to be involved in scoring and being scored are warmly encouraged to DISPLAY their works for the delight and amazement of the populace. Please consider showing your works and let us see what you’re up to! Works-in-progress are welcome.
Those with a more martial inclination are well-provided with activities during the day as well. List fields for both armored and rapier combat will be available and the Barony of Dragonship Haven will be holding tournaments to choose their new Champions in both disciplines.
Filed under: Events Tagged: Arts and Sciences, champions, Dragonship Haven, events
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 Liam.
Liam has long been a problem name for the heralds. Many people assume
However, for people determined to have the name Liam (such as certain
We do have evidence of a woman with the surname Liam who was married
 The Fourteenth Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records
 September 2012 Cover Letter
 Joana Liam; Female; Marriage; 1592; Elsworth, Cambridge, England;
Filed under: Heraldry
All know our good Queen Thyra’s skill with the bow, and that She is ever eager to test Her mettle at the butts. So it was that at the most recent Pennsic War, while She was yet Princess of our fair realm, She and Her retinue processed to the archery range for the Saint Sebastian’s Shoot, to enjoy a fine day of shooting and good fellowship.
One of the challenges that day required archers to score hits on several small targets — pineapples, as it happens — before attempting to hit a further higher-scoring target — a boar. Her Highness easily vanquished the first three small targets, but the fourth was crafty and mocked Her by moving out of the way of each arrow she sent toward it. In frustration, Her Highness declared “That pineapple is banished!” A trusted retainer quietly advised Her that She did not yet possess the authority of banishment, but that She soon would.
Thus it was that one of Her first acts after being Crowned was to ban pineapples from Her presence. Herewith follows the text of Her proclamation:
By Thyra the Queen. Having considered that the peace of our realm is greatly disrupted by the predations of the dread, awful and terrible creature known as the piña de Indes, called by some the “pine-apple,” lately brought from the New World to our shores by agents of Spain for nefarious purposes, and our own Royal Person having been greatly and foully troubled and harassed by the same upon the archery range at the Pennsic, and wishing to restore and bring our realm to justice, tranquility and peace, We do therefore condemn and perpetually exile from this our Eastern Realm all such piña de Indes now dwelling herein. Should any such piña de Indes be hereafter found within the lands where our will holds the power of law, their goods shall be escheat to the Crown, and they shall be put in the Crown’s irons for their trespass, then their ears shall be removed and be nailed to the market cross before they are removed from this realm. And if thereafter they are found again within our Eastern Realm, they shall be hanged. We do further prohibit and ban, with the full force of our royal authority, for the term of our reign, all and any of our subjects, spiritual and temporal, from bringing the dread and terrible piña de Indes into the Royal Presence under the pain of treason, loss and forfeiture of life, land and goods.
Several relatives of the offending fruit were brought before the Queen, who ordered that they be dealt with (in Her kitchens) as a lesson to other potential malefactors. They were expeditiously dispatched, and their mortal remains were later presented in Court, with their heads paraded on pikes, and their bodies having been expertly prepared by the Royal Cooks for Their Majesties’ enjoyment.
Photos by Lord Sergei Rozvad syn.
Filed under: Court, Tidings Tagged: pineapples
Be Merry, Good Friends! Bergental and the Barony Beyond the Mountain unite once more to celebrate Yule and you are all invited guests. Traditional festivities include merchants, performances, music, games and family activities, A&S Classes, Heraldic Consultation, the Yule Ceremony, a Mysterious Stranger and a few surprises.
Our joyous Yule festivities will be graced by Their Royal Majesties King Edward and Queen Thyra.
The Site Opens at 10am and Closes at 10pm
Site Fees, including Dayboard:
Pre-registrations MUST BE RECEIVED by Wednesday November 26th.
If you live in Canada, please contact Mistress Pagan to arrange pre-registration without extra currency conversion fees.
Feast Fees: $10 per person occupying a chair, regardless of age, and in addition to the family cap.
WE WILL NOT be accepting feast reservations after the cut-off date of November 26th.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER if you wish to eat the feast!
Make checks payable to: “SCA MA, Inc., Barony of Bergental”.
Send Reservations to:
Autocrat contact info:
Filed under: Events Tagged: BBM, Bergental, royal progress, Yule
The Labours of the East, a 2015 calendar with artwork by scribes of the East Kingdom to benefit the Royal Travel Fund, goes on sale today. Each month features a poem about an SCA activity with an accompanying illustration. Blank notecards are also available in sets of 6 that feature parts of the illustrations.
The calendar and the notecards were designed for the enjoyment of members of the SCA regardless of kingdom and to explain the many things that happen in the SCA to people who are unfamiliar with the organization.
The calendar features poetry by Master Christian von Jaueregk and magnificent scribal and calligraphic art by Mistress Rhonwen glyn Conwy; Lady Lada Monguligin; Lady Sakura’i no Kesame; Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh; Mistress Ro Honig von Summerfeldt with Mistress Carolyne de laPointe; Mistress Eva Woderose; Lady Palotzi Marti; Baroness Emma Makilmone; Dona Camille des Jardins with Mistress Carolyne de la Pointe; Dona Isabel Chamberlaine; Mistress Khioniya Nikolaevna Ryseva;and Lady Lisabetta Medalia with Mistress Eleanor Catlyng.
Calendars are $17 + $ 3 shipping. Notecards are $12 + $3 shipping. Calendars and notecards can be ordered at the website until November 1, 2014.
To see the artwork and order yours, go to www.eastkingdombookofdays.org.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Tidings Tagged: calendar, Calligraphy and Illumination
The second polling of Edward III and Thyra II will be starting shortly.
Recommendations are requested via the online form:
All recommendations for our 2nd polling are due by Saturday, October 25.
Order members will be asked to respond to their 2nd polls by Saturday, Nov 22.
Please remember that there are always new folks who need to be considered, and long-standing members who have been overlooked. Please take a look at the current Order of Precedence, as well: http://op.wiglaf.org/index.php.
There is no deadline for non-polling recommendations.
Saying thank you to the populace via the awards system is one of the most important roles of the royalty. We appreciate your assistance in finding those who deserve such recognition.
In Service to the East Kingdom,
Editor’s Note: Need more information about the East Kingdom awards polling process? This article gives a good overview. You do not need to be a member of an order to recommend someone for an order. Any person may recommend any other person for any award.
East Kingdom polling awards are as follows:
Kingdom Orders of High Merit
A quick guide to the full descriptions of all East Kingdom awards can be found here: http://www.sca.org/awards/east.html
Society Level – Peerages
Filed under: Court, Law and Policy, Official Notices Tagged: award recommendations, awards, Edward and Thyra, polling deadlines, polling orders, pollings
By Master Liam Saint Liam
In the 10 days since a three-car crash in the Dominican Republic claimed the life of one of our long-time members and left one of the most respected knights in the kingdom in critical condition, the East Kingdom — in fact the whole SCA — has seen the wonder and beauty of this game we play.
On Sept. 25, taking advantage of the Jewish-holiday break from school, Ashley Fraser (Lady Lilith Le Blanc) and M. Dwayne Herron (Sir Sirhan AlCyani Akarel Diablu) left John F. Kennedy Airport for a weekend away together.
Then the miracle of the SCA kicked into high gear.
Here are some notes of thanks from Sir Luis . . .
There are people in Trimaris who stand ready to help when they are needed and Scadians from all over have donated to help with travel and other expenses.
For those interested in sending cards, the address is Dwayne Herron, C/O Grace Herron, 5110 NW 75th Ave., Lauderhill FL, 33319.
Filed under: Tidings
The time did come that the signs and portents all pointed to the end. And so it was that Their Imperial Majesties, Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn, did travel to the Barony of Bergental once again, and would hold the Last Court of the their Reign, at the Coronation of Edward and þóra on 27 September, AS XLIX.
Emma Lovell and Caleb Patrasso were called before Their Majesties. They were thus inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub. Emma received a scroll with words and illumination by Agatha Wanderer, and calligraphy by Gwillim Kyneth; Caleb was presented a scroll by Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos.
Antonio Patrasso was called forth. He was named a King’s Cypher and a Queen’s Cypher, receiving a scroll for the former featuring calligraphy by Leonete D’Angely, illumination by Nataliia Anastasia Evegenova and words by Alys Mackyntoich, and a scroll for the latter by Magdalena von Kirschberg.
Charitye Dale was called forth, and presented with a Burdened Tyger. Her forthcoming scroll is by Charis Accipiter and Jon Dunbar.
Eliane Howys of Morningthorpe was inducted into the Order of the Maunche. She received a scroll by Nest verch Tangwistel.
Turi MacKinnon was invited to present himself before Their Majesties. He was named a Woodworker to the Crown, and also named a King’s Cypher. He received a woodcarving by Kenimathor of Lochleven and a scroll by Heather Rose de Gordoun.
Marguerite De Sainte Nazaire was presented with a Queen’s Cypher. She was given a scroll by Katrusha the Skomorokh with words by Alys Mackyntoich.
Bjorvig Huldarson was named a Brewer to the Crown, and would receive a scroll by Aesa Lokabrenna Sturladottir.
Aikaterine FitzWilliam, in absentia, was presented with a Queen’s Honor of Distinction, a King’s Esteem of Merit, AND named a Seamstress to the Crown.
Rainillt Leia de Bello Marisco was named a Seamstress to the Crown.
The Worshipful Company of Their Majesties’ Underwear, and members thereof were named as Seamstresses to the Crown. A scroll featuring calligraphy by Eleanor Catlyng and words by Lillian atte Valeye was presented.
Martyn de Halliwell was named a Tailor to the Crown, and also presented with a King’s Esteem of Merit.
Anastasia da Monte and Yehuda ben Moshe were each presented with a King’s Estemm of Merit.
I, Malcolm Bowman, was called before His Majesty Brennan. I was named a King’s Cypher, and received a scroll by Eleanore MacCarthaigh.
Fergus Redmede was called forth. He was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent, and received a scroll by Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille with words by Toki Redbeard.
Griffith Davion, though absent, was presented with a Queen’s Order of Courtesy.
Eva Woderose was called before Empress Caoilfhionn. She was awarded a Queen’s Order of Courtesy.
Cormac MacEamon na Connemara, Duncan Kerr, Hugh Tauener and Ciaran McLeod were each presented with a King’s Esteem of Merit.
Mathias of Settmour Swamp was called forth. He was awarded a King’s Esteem of Merit, then named a Baron of the Court, receiving a scroll featuring calligraphy by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig, illumination by Elizabeth of Arundel and words by Lucius Aurelius Varus.
Owynn Greenwood was called before Her Majesty, and received a Queen’s Honor of Distinction.
Avelina Keyes was invited before the court. She was awarded a Queen’s Honor of Distinction, and also named a King’s Cypher. She received a scroll by Cristiana Crane.
Culann MacKinnon was invited forth. He was awarded a Queen’s Honor of Distinction, and also named a King’s Cypher. He received a scroll by Palotzi Marti (with assistance by Kolosvari Arpadne Julia).
Though absent, Edana inghean Aluinn mac Kinnon was called before Her Majesty, and named a Queen’s Cypher. She received a scroll by Bebhinn Inghean Ui Siodhachain.
Then did the Sybils appear. They warned of dire consequences should Brennan and Caoilfhionn not relinquish their crowns. It was decided they would conduct a few more orders of business, then call forth Their Heirs.
Godric of Hamtun and the East Kingdom Pennsic Archery Champions Team were asked to present themselves. They were named the Blue Tyger Legion, and presented a scroll with illumination by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte, and calligraphy by Nest verch Tangwistel.
Eleanor Fitz Patrick was invited before His Majesty, and named a King’s Cypher. She was presented a scroll by Sunniva Ormstung.
Kenric aet Essex was called before Emperor Brennan, and named a King’s Cypher. He was presented a scroll by Wulfgar Silverbraid with words by Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah.
Elizabeth Eleanore Lovell was commanded to presented herself before the Crown. She was named a King’s Cypher and a Queen’s Cypher, and received scrolls by Constance de St. Denis and Lada Monguligin.
In addition to these pieces of business, members of Athena’s Thimble presented a gift to Their Majesties, and a representative from the Kingdom or Drachenwald presented a gift to Their Majesties as well.
Her Majesty called the Captain of her Guard, Einarr Njortharson, called Billy Fish, forward. She named him a Queen’s Cypher, and he was presented a scroll by Eleanor Catlyng with words by Alys Mackyntoich.
Her Majesty’s guard were released from their service, and Their Imperial Majesties bade the Kingdom farewell. Thus did they pass their crowns to their Heirs, Edward and þóra. Long Live the King! Long Live the Queen! Long live the Kingdom of the East!
Eastern Crown Herald for Brennan and Caoilfhionn
PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Ryan McWhyte, Elizabeth Elenore Lovell, Yehuda ben Moshe and Martyn de Halliwell.
Filed under: Court, Events Tagged: court report
Thus did these things happen:
Eamon the Red was inducted into the Order of Gawain, and presented a scroll featuring calligraphy by Henna Sinclair, illumination by Magnus Kowarsky of Ealdormere and words by Tommaltach MacFhiachach.
Connor Dragonsbane was inducted into the Order of Gawain, and presented a scroll featuring calligraphy by Henna Sinclair, illumination by Shadiyah al-Zahra and words by Tommaltach MacFhiachach.
Zadia of Bergental was inducted into the Order of Gawain, and presented a scroll by Aelfgifa of the Hazel Thicket.
Lupold Hass von Zurich was Awarded Arms, and received a scroll featuring illumination by Sarah Davies of Monmouth and calligraphy by Bronwyn of Wentworth.
Tryggve Stefnisson was awarded a Golden Kinder, and received a scroll by Robert of Stonemarche with words by Aneleda Falconbridge.
Jean Paul Ducasse was inducted into the Order of the Maunche. He was presented a scroll by Cezilia Raposa with words by Alexandre Lerot d’Avignon.
Edward Grey of Lochleven was named a King’s Cypher, and presented a scroll by Alexandre Saint Pierre.
Sigurthr Vigahamarr het Saurfotr was presented a Queen’s Honor of Distinction.
Alys Mackyntoich, Ryan McWhyte and Donovan Shinnock were each presented with a King’s Esteem of Merit.
I get to talk about myself in the third person! Malcolm Bowman was named a Baron of the Court, and received a scroll by Kayleigh McWhyte.
Saerlaith ingen Chennetig was made a Queen’s Cypher, and was presented a scroll by Ekaterina Volkova.
Isabelle de Montreuil sur Mer and Jaquelinne Sauvageon were inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent. The former received a scroll featuring illumination by Agatha Wanderer, calligraphy by Gwillim Kynith and words by Aneleda Falconbridge; the latter was presented a scroll by Elisabeth Greenleaf.
Caoilfhionn inghean Lochlainn was Awarded Arms. Her scroll is forthcoming.
Alesone Gray of Cranleigh was made a Queen’s Cypher, and received a scroll by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig.
Medhbh inghean Cheallaigh was made a Queen’s Cypher, and received a scroll featuring calligraphy by Bronwyn of Wentworth and illumination by Saorsa of Coldwood.
Arastorm the Golden was elevated to the Order of the Laurel. She was presented a scroll by Jonathan Blaecstan with words by Martyn de Halliwell.
Eastern Crown Herald for Brennan and Caoilfhionn
PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Ryan McWhyte, Elizabeth Elenor Lovell, Grim the Skald, Donovan Shinnock, Caoilfhionn inghean Lochlainn and Charitye Dale.
Filed under: Court, Events Tagged: court report