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King & Queen Rattan Champions Tourney Format / Format du Championnat de combat en armure du Roi et de la Reine

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2017-05-10 15:21

En français

On June 3rd, AS 52 the Barony of Bhakail will host the King & Queen’s Rattan Champions Tourney. The format will be as follows.

Pre-16 Round:
All combatants will be split into buckets and will fight round robin with any weapons form they choose, the top scoring combatant(s) will advance from each bucket into the Round of 16.

Round of 16:
A double elimination list will be fought with pairings based on points earned in the Pre-16 Round.

The winners list will be restricted to Great Weapons ONLY: Dane Axes, Great Swords, Dire Mauls, etc; specifically weapons between 4 ft and 6 1/2 ft wielded with 2 hands. Weapons need not be matched exactly.

Once a combatant loses a bout they may switch to any form of their choice.

Round of 4:
Once 4 combatants remain they will fight best of 3 bouts with matched forms.The combatant from the winners list starts with one win. Combatants will alternate form selection.

All Loses are forgiven and the combatants will fight best of 5 bouts with matched form. selection of forms will alternate between the combatants.

Sir Gelleys Jaffery
Kings Champion of Arms

En français
Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai

Le 3 juin, AS 52 en la Baronnie de Bhakail, se tiendra le Championnat de combat en armure du Roi et de la Reine. Le format sera comme suit:

Avant les 16 finalistes: Tous les combattants seront séparés en groupes et feront un tournoi à la ronde avec leur choix d’armes. Les meilleurs combattants de chaque groupe avanceront à la prochaine étape.

Ronde des 16: Une double élimination sera tenue, avec des paires basées sur les points accumulés dans la ronde précédente.

La liste des gagnants sera restreinte aux grandes armes SEULEMENT: Hache Danoises, Épées à deux mains, Grandes Masses d’armes, etc; spécifiquement des armes entre 4 et 6 1/2 pieds, utilisées à deux mains. Les combats ne se doivent pas d’être à armes égales.

Une fois qu’un combattant présente une défaite, il peut alors choisir de se battre avec les armes de son choix.

Ronde de demi-finale: Une fois qu’il restera seulement 4 combattants, ceux-ci combattront dans un meilleur de 3 à armes égales. Le combattant provenant de la liste des gagnants commence avec une victoire.

Finale: Toutes les défaites sont pardonnées et les combattants combattront dans un meilleur de 5 à armes égales. Le choix des armes alternera entre les combattants.

Sir Gelleys Jaffery,
Champion d’Armes du Roi

Filed under: Announcements, En français Tagged: champions, heavy list, Kings and Queens Champions

From the Kingdom Archivist

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2017-05-07 18:10

Greetings unto the Populace of the Great Kingdom of the
East. I hereby bring you news that I have assumed the
position of Kingdom Archivist. It was with slight
trepidation that I then unloaded a sizable pile of boxes
into my basement!

What is in these boxes? Documents. Many, many documents.
Documents that need to be kept for real world or Kingdom
legal reasons, mostly boring stuff, like waivers and such.
I have the daunting task ahead of me of sorting through it
all and tidying things up. I will put forth the effort to
bring it all into the 21’st century and transfer that which
is suitable to a digital format, greatly simplifying the
task of Archiving.

But I have also discovered that there are documents that
are of historical interest. Documents with pretty
illumination, calligraphy and many signatures. Of course
these will be preserved in their physical format, but I
intend to be working with the Web Ministers to bring
digital images of them to the Kingdom Website and
accessible for the enjoyment of all.

As things progress I will be bringing you updates here!

YIS, Baron Goerijs “the Unpronounceable” Goriszoon, OSC

Filed under: Announcements Tagged: announcements, archivist, east kingdom archives, east kingdom history, ek officers, missives

Crown Finalists and Semi-Finalists Tournament in photos

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2017-05-07 18:01

On Saturday, many took the field for the honor of their consorts to compete in Crown Tournament in the Barony of Settmour Swamp.  After many rounds of bouts of chivalry, four combatants remained.

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev and Baroness Matilde de Cadenet; Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke and Mistress Vienna de la Mer; Sir Culann mac Cianain and Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge; and The Honorable Lord Arne Ulriksson and Lady Anna VonBaden

Sir Ivan and Sir Wilhelm advanced to the finals.

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev, fighting for Baroness Matilde de Cadenet and Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke, fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer

The finals between Sir Ivan and Sir Wilhelm were decided by a best of 5 format.  The Crown decided the order of the weapons based on the audience’s responses to the choices. With both combatants having won two rounds each, the fifth and final round was fought with swords and bucklers provided by the crown.

Mistress Vienna de la Mer and Baroness Matilde de Cadenet with Her Majesty

The final round was won by Sir Ivan.

Vivant to Their Highnesses!


Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Ivan and Mathilde, spring crown

Crown Tourney: Final Round

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 17:36

In the Final Round of Crown Tourney, Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer faced off against Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev, fighting for Baroness Matilde de Cadenet.

The final would be decided in a best of 5 format with the weapons forms changing with each bout.

For the first bout, the Crown’s choice was axes and Sir Wilhelm took the victory.

For the second bout, populace’s choice was for polearm and Sir Ivan took the win.

The third bout was again the Crown’s choice and His Majesty called for the combatants to bring their best, so both chose sword and shield.   Sir Wilhelm won the bout.

Bout four was another populace choice and the crowd chose broken lances.  Sir Ivan won this bout as well, leveling the match.

The fifth and final bout was fought with sword and buckler, provided by the Crown.  The bout was won by Sir Ivan, clinching the Tourney and the Royal Coronet.


Efeilian, called Parsley


Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney: Final Four & Finals format

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 16:57

In the first of the two pairings, Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev,  fighting for Baroness Matilde de Cadenet, defeated Sir Culann mac Cianain, who fought for Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge

Sir Culann won the first bout, then Sir Ivan won to advance to the final.

In the second pairing, Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke, fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer, defeated The Honorable Lord Arne Ulriksson, who fought for Lady Anna VonBaden

Sir Wilhelm won the first bout to advance to the final.

Finals format will be best of 5 bouts.   In the first bout, the King will choose the weapons form.  The second bout’s form will be chosen by the crowd.   Third bout will be King’s choice again.  Fourth bout, if necessary, will be Crowd’s choice.


Efeilian, called Parsley

Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

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

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 16:39

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


Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev fighting for Baroness Matilde de Cadenet

With 1 defeat:

Sir Culann mac Cianain fighting for Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge

The Honorable Lord Arne Ulriksson fighting for Lady Anna VonBaden

En français: Les quatre combattants restants dans le tournoi sont listés ci-dessous. Un combattant n’ayant subi aucune défaite devra obtenir une victoires, tandis qu’un combattant ayant déjà subi une défaite devra obtenir deux victoires pour progresser


Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke combattant pour Mistress Vienna de la Mer

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev combattant pour Baroness Matilde de Cadenet

With 1 defeat:

Sir Culann mac Cianain combattant pour Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge

The Honorable Lord Arne Ulriksson combattant pour Lady Anna VonBaden

Filed under: En français, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament

Crown Tourney: the Final 8 Combatants

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 16:34


Bouts from the Winners’ List:

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke d. Sir Zhigmun Czypsser

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev d. THL Arne Ulriksson


Bouts from the Wounded List

Baron Rory Maclellan  d. Master Dmitri Stephanovich

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson

Sir Culann mac Cianain  d. Sir Zhigmun Czypsser

THL Arne Ulriksson d. Baron Rory Maclellan



For a full list of those entered in the Tournament, both combatants and noncombatants, please see: Crown Entrants


Efeilian, called Parsley

Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney: Round of 16

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 15:55

Bouts from the Winners’ List:

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke d. Master Dmitri Stephanovich

Sir Zhigmun Czypsser d. Sir Pellandres, dit le frere

THL Arne Ulriksson d. Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev d. Lord Ingvar Thorsteinsson


From the Wounded List:

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Lord Donnan Fitzgerald

Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson d. Sir William MacCrimmon

Baron Rory Maclellan  d. Duke Randal of the Dark

THL Richard Crowe d. Sir Sichelgaita von Halsstern

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Lord Ingvar Thorsteinsson

Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson d. Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

Baron Rory Maclellan d. Sir Pellandres, dit le frere

Master Dmitri Stephanovich  d. THL Richard Crowe


Any errors are mine and I apologize.  For a full list of those entered in the Tournament, both combatants and noncombatants, please see: Crown Entrants


Efeilian, called Parsley

Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney: Update

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 15:39

The final bouts before the round of 16 were as follows:

Lord Donnan Fitzgerald d. THL Turi Mac Kinnon

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Sir Cedric of Armorica

Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson d. Baron Vachir Artslanjin

Sir William MacCrimmon d. Luthor Von Eisenfaust

Duke Randal of the Dark d. Baron Jonathan Miles

Baron Rory Maclellan d. Lady Vasia von Kãenigsberg

THL Richard Crowe d. THL Galvyn Lockhart

Sir Sichelgaita von Halsstern d. Lord Patrick Lumhalghs


The winners of the above bouts from the Wounded List join the final 8 in the Winners’ List to make up the final 16.


Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney: Second Round

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 15:22

Second Round pairings with results.   Again, any errors will be addressed as quickly as possible.
YIS, Efeilian

Winners’ List

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. THL Richard Crowe

Master Dmitri Stephanovich  d. Sir Harold Hakonson

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke d. THL Turi Mac Kinnon

Sir Zhigmun Czypsser d. Sir William MacCrimmon

Sir Pellandres, dit le frere  d. Baron Vachir Artslanjin

Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver  d. Baron Rory Maclellan

THL Arne Ulriksson d. Duke Randal of the Dark

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev d. Sir Sichelgaita von Halsstern

Lord Ingvar Thorsteinsson d. THL Galvyn Lockhart

Master Dmitri Stephanovich d. Sir Culann mac Cianain


Wounded List:

THL Klaus Winterhalter d. Lord Dorian Kalogero

Lord Donnan Fitzgerald d. THL Klaus Winterhalter

Lord Abel atte Watere d. Lord Berkhommer Von Nuemburg

Sir Cedric of Armorica d. THL Gawyn O’Clery

Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson d. Onryo

Luthor Von Eisenfaust d. Master Sigurthr Vigurhafn

Baron Jonathan Miles  d. Lord Brick James Beech

Lady Vasia von Kãenigsberg d. Lord Martin Wasser Speier

THL Richard Crowe d. Sir Harold Hakonson

Lord Patrick Lumhalghs d. Master Ryan Mc Whyte

Lord Donnan Fitzgerald d. Lord Abel atte Watere


For a full list of those entered in the Tournament, both combatants and noncombatants, please see: Crown Entrants

Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tournament – First Round Pairings

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 14:54

First Round Pairings with results:

THL Richard Crowe d. THL Klaus Winterhalter

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Lord Dorian Kalogero

Sir Harold Hakonson d. Lord Abel atte Watere

Master Dmitri Stephanovich d. Bye

THL Turi Mac Kinnon  d. Master Ryan Mc Whyte

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke d. Lord Patrick Lumhalghs

Sir William MacCrimmon d. Lady Vasia von Kãenigsberg

Sir Zhigmun Czypsser d. Lord Martin Wasser Speier

Sir Pellandres, dit le frere d. Lord Brick James Beech

Baron Vachir Artslanjin d. Baron Jonathan Miles

Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver  d. Luthor Von Eisenfaust

Baron Rory Maclellan d. Master Sigurthr Vigurhafn

THL Arne Ulriksson d. Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson

Duke Randal of the Dark d. Onryo

Sir Sichelgaita von Halsstern d. Lord Berkhommer Von Nuemburg

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev d. Lord Donnan Fitzgerald

THL Galvyn Lockhart d. Sir Cedric of Armorica

Lord Ingvar Thorsteinsson d. THL Gawyn O’Clery


Any errors are mine and I apologize.  Corrections will be made as soon as I find them.   Also, there are a numbers of byes required for this size tourney; I am only reporting on bouts fought so I apologize for any confusion as we go.

For a full list of those entered in the Tournament, both combatants and noncombatants, please see: Crown Entrants


Efeilian, called Parsley

Filed under: Uncategorized

Crown Tourney – Today

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2017-05-06 13:44

Procession started about noon and first round pairings will be posted here shortly.

Stay tuned for Updates as they come in from the field.

Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tourney

SCA Marketplace Sale for Month of May

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2017-05-05 12:06

Please be advised that the SCA Market Place is conducting a 20% sale through the month of May on back issues certain issues of The Compleat Anachronist and Tournaments Illuminated, as well as The Known World Handbook.

If interested the information can be found through the SCA website here:
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email

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: Announcements Tagged: compleat anachronist, tournaments Illuminated

Pennsic YouthU and TeenU Seek Teachers / L’Université de Pennsic recherche Enseignants jeunesse

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2017-05-02 20:21

En français

Greetings to the Teachers of the Known World,

We are very excited to announce  the YouthU and TeenU tracks of Pennsic University this year.  We are looking for teachers who are interested in teaching classes to 11-13 year olds or to those gentles who are 14-17. These classes will be taught in the Pennsic University tents.  Please make sure to include a 2nd, unrelated adult in your planning and description for all classes. No youth teaching experience or certification is required

Our youth are looking for a variety of classes, with beginning and intermediate arts classes often requested, hands on activities, classes about certain time periods, and practically everything SCAdians are interested in.

If you are willing to teach a class, please contact us and let us know:

Class Name:
Short Description:
Best for Teens/Youth or Both
2-3 Days that are best for you, and morning or afternoon preference.
You may also register directly with PennsicU as explained above and send us an email so that we can look for your class.

Email and cc

We look forward to serving the youth and teens of Pennsic,

Leonete D’Angely
Ardenia ARuadh

En français

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai

Salutations aux Enseignants du Monde Connu,

Nous sommes très heureux d’annoncer les cheminements Université des Jeunes (YouthU) et Université des Adolescents (TeenU) à L’université de Pennsic cette année.

Nous recherchons des enseignants qui sont intéressés à enseigner des classes pour les 11 à 13 ans, ou aux 14 à 17 ans. Ces classes seront enseignées dans les tentes de l’Université de Pennsic. Veuillez vous assurer d’inclure un deuxième adulte avec qui vous n’avez pas de liens familiaux dans la planification et la description de toutes vos classes. Il n’est pas nécessaire d’avoir de l’expérience d’enseignement avec les jeunes ou de certification pour enseigner aux mineurs.

Notre Jeunesse recherche une variété de classes, pratiquement tout ce qui intéresse un SCAdien normalement; mais notez que des classes débutantes ou intermédiaires en arts sont souvent demandées, des activités pratiques, ainsi que des classes présentant certaines époques spécifiques.

Si vous désirez enseigner une classe, veuillez nous contacter pour nous laisser savoir: le nom de la classe, une courte description, à quelle catégorie d’âge s’adresse la classe, un choix de dates vous convenant pour donner la classe, ainsi que votre préférence selon le matin ou le soir.

Vous pouvez aussi directement vous enregistrer avec l’Université de Pennsic, et nous envoyer un courriel pour que nous puissions trouver votre classe. Envoyez un courriel à et mettez en copie confirme

Nous avons hâte de servir la jeunesse présente à Pennsic.

Leonete D’Angely & Ardenia ARuadh

Filed under: Arts and Sciences, En français, Pennsic

Pennsic A & S Champions Team Announced

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2017-05-02 19:35

On behalf of Their Most Glorious and Fierce Imperial Majesties, Ioannes and Honig, I am excited and pleased to announce the Champions for the Arts and Sciences War Point at Pennsic.

The War Point will be on Thursday of War Week, in the Great Hall, 11:30-5:00. These are the changes from years past: All are welcome to come view and vote on the amazing works of all of the artisans. Artisans are entering a single, new item and are anonymous. Voting is from 12:00-4:00; from 4:00-5:00 the Artisans will return and discuss their work with interested populace members. The war point will be awarded at 5 o’clock.

The Artisans representing the East: Lady Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, Duke Kenric aet Essex, Lord Stefan of Silverforge, Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir, and Baroness Katheryn Fontayne.

Please come out and support these amazingly talented artisans with your votes!

In service,

Meisterin Agatha Wanderer, Arts and Sciences War Point General

Filed under: Announcements, Arts and Sciences, Pennsic Tagged: Arts and Sciences, Pennsic

Polling Deadline is Tonight at Midnight

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2017-05-01 08:12

Responses to the second poll of Their Majesties Ioannes and Honig need to be sent before midnight TONIGHT – Monday, May 1st. The polls close at 11:59 pm, and the polling link will be inactive after that time.

Polls are sent to the members of the Orders of High Merit and the Peerages so that they may provide input to the Crown on future members.  Orders which conduct polls include the Chivalry, Laurel, Pelican, Defense, Silver Crescent, Tygers Combatant, Sagittarius, Maunche, Golden Rapier, and Golden Lance.

If you are a member of one of the Orders of High Merit or the Peerage and are not currently receiving polling emails, please sign up via the instructions on the East Kingdom Polling Lists page. Please note that the discussion lists and the polling lists must be subscribed separately.

Filed under: Announcements Tagged: polling deadlines, polling orders, pollings, polls

Call for Nominations

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2017-04-28 17:21

The Board of Directors is seeking nominations from the populace for individuals to serve as members of the following Board Committees:

Finance and Audit Committee

Mission:  to assist the Board’s oversight of the Company’s accounting and financial reporting processes, the audit and integrity of the Company’s financial statements and the qualifications and independence of the Company’s independent auditor.

Communications Committee

Mission:  to develop and oversee advertising; public relations; publications, social media and other communications initiatives of the Society.

Membership Committee

Mission:  grow and sustain membership in the Society; evaluate and oversee implementation of programs and initiatives for membership support.

If you are interested in serving on any of these Committees, please send a letter of interest, together with your SCA and mundane resumes to the following committee chairpersons:

Finance Committee: Richard Sherman (

Communications Committee: Vandy Donelson (

Membership Committee: Chele Martines (

If you would like additional information, or have any questions about the Committees or the nomination process please contact the Committee chairperson or the Corporate Office.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email

Filed under: Announcements, Corporate Tagged: BoD, corporate

Unofficial Court Report – First Court of Ioannes and Honig

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2017-04-28 16:39

Their Imperial Majesties Ioannes and Honig opened Their First Court at Their Coronation, held in the Barony of Dragonship Haven on the 1st of April, Anno Societatis LI, also counted as 2017 in the Common Era.

For Their first item of business, they called for Lady Kit de Coldwood and named her Captain of the Queen’s Guard. Lady Kit then called for each Guard to take their place and Empress Honig draped them each with the baldric of their appointment.

Their Majesties invited William and Isolde, Prince and Princess of the Middle Kingdom, to join Them in Court. Their Majesties gave Their Highnesses gifts of embroidered books, made by Baroness Cateline la Broderesse. Their Highnesses gave gifts to Their Majesties in turn.

Next, Their Majesties invited the Baron and Baroness of Dragonship Haven, Joseph of the Red Griffin and Bronwen Rose of Greyling, to join them on the dias. Their Excellencies offered gifts to the Crown with were accepted with appreciation.

The Crown called for Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon and Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon. Their Majesties gave them bottles of fine spirits and accepted gifts from them in return. Their Graces then swore fealty to the Crown of the East.

Emperor Ioannes and Empress Honig then called for those newcomers attending their first Royal event and gave them tokens of welcome.

Their Majesties called for the children of the East and offered them toys from the Royal toy chest. Jarl Thorvald Halversson called Thorson was given the box and the children ran after him with much exuberance.

Lady Liadin ingen Chineada was summoned and Their Majesties spoke of her skill in the rapier lists and her work building a local rapier practice. For these things, Their Majesties called for the Order of the Silver Rapier and named her a Companion. A scroll will be forthcoming.

Following that, Lady Arabella de Mere was called forward. Their Majesties spoke of her work as a fiber artist and weaver and made her a Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch. She was given a scroll calligraphed by Baroness Marieta Charay with illumination by Lady Triona MacCaskey.

Emperor Ioannes and Empress Honig then requested the presence of Siona Dunleavy. They spoke of her garb-making, her jewelry-crafting, and her singing. Finding these things worthy of recognition, they Awarded her Arms. She was given a scroll with calligraphy and words by Lord Faolan an Sccreccain and illumination by Lady Lorita de Siena.

Matthias von Würzburg was summoned before the throne. The Crown spoke of his work with the webminstry and help problem solving in that venue. They called for the Order of the Silver Wheel and named him a Companion of that Order. To remember the day, he was given a scroll with words by Baroness Aislinn Chiabach, calligraphy by Master Jonathan Blaecstan, and illumination by Lady Triona MacCasky.

Next there was a presentation of the Venaralia of Venus. Drumming filled the air, flower petals were strew in front of the ladies processing, and much joy was had.

The Crown Province of Ostgardr made a presentation of gifts to the Crown, to fill the largess coffers.

Lord Gaius Claudius Valerianus came before the throne and made a presentation of coins he had minted in the Emperor and Empress’ honor.

His Majesty called for the drummers who had contributed much to the day. Ce’ol  of Glenwood, Aidan of La Familia Gladiatoria, Caius Pontus, and Cassius Pontus were all awarded the Order of the Troubadour for their work that day and at many Pennsic Wars. Each was given a cup as the token of the Order. His Majesty announced that scrolls would be forthcoming.

The event steward, Don Thomas of Effingham, was thanked for his work putting the event together and he, in turn, thanked his staff.

Their Majesties then called for the answer to the question set before Lord Alexandre Saint Pierre at the Last Court of Brion III and Anna III. Various worthies were asked to speak on his behalf. Sir Ivan Ulrickson, with “help” from Sir Ane du Vey and Sir Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus, spoke for the Order of Chivalry. For the Order of the Pelican, Mistress Anastasia Guta spoke the words of Master Christian Wolfe of Edinburgh then spoke briefly on her own behalf. Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova spoke the words of Master Frasier MacLeod for the Order of Defense. The Order of the Rose found its voice with Chatricam Meghanta called Countess Meggie. And for the Order of the Laurel, Mistress Kayleigh Mac Whyte spoke. Finding these words worthy, Their Majesties called for the Order of the Laurel. Alexandre was released from his apprenticeship by his apprentice sister Maitresse Camille desJardins on behalf of his peer, Mistress Carolyne de la Pointe. He was then given the regalia of his peerage – a cloak, a medallion, and a wreath. Now Master Alexandre then gave fealty to the Crown. The event was recorded in a scroll with words by Mistress Anastasia Guta, calligraphed by Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir with ink made by Ian the Green, and illuminated by Maitresse Camille desJardins and Lady Adrienne d’Everus.

There being no further business, the First Court of Their Imperial Majesties Ioannes and Honig was closed.

These are the events as I recall them. My thanks to all those who attended the event and all those who aided the Crown with the day.

Pray know I remain,

For Crown and College,

 – Master Rowen Cloteworthy

Filed under: Court Tagged: court report

Autocrats’ Colloquium South Event Announcement

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2017-04-24 21:19

Do you have a great idea for an event, but you don’t have the vaguest idea how to do it?

Are you a novice autocrat who wants to learn more of the techniques of running an event?

Last November, the Barony of Carolingia ran a one-day Autocrats’ Colloquium for people like you, and on May 13, the Shire of Blak Rose (Harrisburg, PA) will be running a similar event for those in the Southern and Western regions of the Kingdom (and for anyone else who couldn’t get Carolingia last fall.

This event will be a series of classes — so you don’t have to come in garb – covered topics include:
• Real World and SCA Laws – What you need to know as an autocrat about dealing with SCA and real world laws. Mistress Katherine Barr is a former Kingdom Seneschal and currently works as an intellectual property paralegal with a background in contract work.

• Food: Options and Considerations – What an autocrat needs to know about dayboards and feasts at events. Meister Dietrich Schwelgengräber is a veteran of many feasts, a Laurel for cooking and a professionally trained chef.

• Guide to Jewish Holidays – Which Jewish holidays is it important to avoid? Reb Eleazar ha-Levi, author of Compleat Anachronist 110, “An SCA Guide to Jewish Persona”, does an overview of the Jewish holidays for those who don’t understand them. “If you don’t know what Goyim means, it means you.”

• Publicizing Events – Today an autocrat has a wide variety of powerful tools available to publicize your event. A roundtable discussion on how to make sure you are choosing the right tools to get the word out, and that you are sending out the messages that you intend to send.

• Making New People Welcome – Recruitment and retention are key to the health of the SCA. How can an autocrat make new people feel more welcome? Lady Dara von Halstern has autocrated over 100 in her thirty years in the Society

• Special Needs – Accessibility issues and food allergies are two needs that an autocrat needs to consider. How can and should you take these into account when planning? Mistress Alayne Alexandra Nyvern Nightwatcher is East Kingdom Accessibility Porter.

• Budgeting – How to develop the budget for your event, projecting attendance, considering expenses. Lady Tuathflaith ingen huí Chleirigh has done budgeting for a variety of events, activities, and programs conducted by a number of different groups, including, among others, the SCA, the Mid-State Swim League, and the Girl Scouts.

• Camping Events – Camping events create their own set of challenges in both mechanical infrastructure and staffing. To run a successful event an autocrat needs to be aware of these challenges and have strategies for overcoming them. Mistress Linette de Gallardon has been autocrat for a number of camping events including Southern Regional War Practice.

• Children at Events – How and what to plan for the youngest members of the Society. The class will use a presentation prepared by Mistress Leonete D’Angely, East Kingdom Chancellor of Minors, who is herself unable to attend.

Registration Fees

Registration: Cost is $20, with a five dollar discount for members. This includes a do-it-yourself lunch board. Deadline is May 6, 2017.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc. — Shire of Blak Rose

Contact Information

Event Steward:
Reb Eleazar ha-Levi
mka Lew Wolkoff
2118 Penn Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Send Reservations to:
Lady Alana O’Keeve
mka Rachel Wright
4809 Brian Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

For more information, including directions to the site, go to the entry for the Autocrats’ Colloquium in the East Kingdom Calendar.

Unfortunately, due to financial constraints, we must have at least fifteen more registered attendees on Monday, May 1, 2017, or we may have to cancel this event.

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Eastern Results from the February 2017 LoAR

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2017-04-23 17:24

The Society College of Arms 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 2017 Wreath and Pelican meetings. The submissions in this letter are from Herald’s Point at Pennsic 2016.

EAST acceptances

Aoife inghean Donnchaidh. Name.

Benjamin le Rat. Name and device. Sable, in pale a hand inverted Or and a rat statant argent.

The submitter requested authenticity for “English.” While both name elements are in English, they do not appear to have overlapped in time. Thus, this name is not authentic, but it is registerable.

Brannoc of Mountain Freehold. Name and device. Sable, a frying pan fesswise argent and issuant from base a demi-sun Or.

Although the name was submitted as Brannoc_ of Mountain Freehold, no documentation was provided in the Letter of Intent for the requested spelling of the given name. Instead, the only documentation was for Brannock as a 16th century English given name. Fortunately, Lillia Pelican Emerita found examples in 16th century English of names that use the endings -oc and -ock interchangeably. Based on this data, Brannoc_ is a valid variant spelling of the attested Brannock and we can register the given name as submitted.

Mountain Freehold is the registered name of an SCA branch.

Brigid nyn Thomas O’Neill. Name.

The submitter requested authenticity for “Irish.” The byname and construction are authentic for 16th century Anglicized Irish. Unfortunately, we were unable to document the given name Brigid in 16th century Anglicized Irish; it was documented on the Letter of Intent in English. Given the overlap in naming pools between 16th century English and 16th century Anglicized Irish, is it possible that a woman from an Anglicized family living in Ireland in the 16th century could have been named Brigid, but we cannot say for sure.

Cailin Macsalny. Badge. (Fieldless) Two arrows inverted in saltire argent, overall a boar’s head erased close Or.

The boar’s head was submitted as simply erased, which would place the severed edge closer to where the neck meets the shoulders. Instead, this head has the severed edge right behind the ears, so we reblazoned this as erased close. No difference is granted for this distinction; it is a purely artistic note.

Christopher of Smoking Rocks. Holding name and device (see PENDS for name). Per pale embattled vert and sable, a winged stag and a wolf combattant, in base two trenkets in fess, blades to center Or.

The charges in base were submitted as two leather worker’s knives. We modified the blazon to use the accepted term for this type of knife.

Submitted under the name Úlflundr Járnhauss, that name was pended as Úlfr Járnhauss.

Conchobar mac Óengusa. Name and device. Per bend vert and azure, in sinister chief a wolf salient argent.

Nice 10th and 11th century Gaelic name!

Cristina da Treviso. Name.

Daithi Dubh. Device. Vert, a dragon between three mullets voided and interlaced, each within and conjoined to an annulet argent.

Submitted as Vert, a dragon segreant between three mullets voided and interlaced within and conjoined to annulets argent, the blazon has been modified to remove the unnecessary posture (as segreant is the default for dragons) and to clarify the relative relationships between the mullets and annulets.

As established in the November 2011 precedent, “mullets of five and six points voided and interlaced are found in period armory so that their voiding and interlacing may be considered part of their definition of type allowing them to be used as non-primary charges.”

Artist’s note: Please instruct the submitter to draw the dragon’s wings in better proportion with its body which should lie in the center of the field.

Donnchadh mac Eóin. Name.

Nice Gaelic name for c. 1200 onwards!

East, Kingdom of the. Heraldic title Golden Lyre Herald.

Edmund Forster. Device. Azure, a camel statant contourny Or, on a chief wavy argent three thistle heads purpure.

There is a step from period practice for the use of thistle heads without slips and leaves.

Artist’s note: Some commenters found the thistle heads difficult to recognize, in part due to their internal detailing. In the future, use fewer hatchmarks to make the thistle heads easier to identify.

Edwyn Le Clerc. Badge. Argent, an open book and in chief a feather fesswise quill to dexter within a bordure wavy azure.

Elspeth Scot. Name and device. Vert, a capital letter E and a gore sinister argent.

This name is clear of the registered Elizabeth Scott under PN3C1, by the difference of two syllables in the given name: El-iz-a-beth vs. Els-peth.

Nice Scots name for the 15th century onwards!

There is a step from period practice for the use of a gore with another charge on the field.

Erin inghean Chonchobhair. Name and device. Per saltire purpure and Or, in saltire a mallet and a needle inverted sable.

This name combines an English given name with a Gaelic byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

Eyfríðr Einarsdóttir. Name.

Fionnghuala Chláirseóir. Name and device. Azure, four swans naiant two and two argent.

This name was submitted as Fionnghuala Cláirseóir, with a request that the byname be changed to a feminine form if one existed. Applying a strict interpretation of standard Gaelic grammar, because the given name is feminine, the byname should be spelled Chláirseóir with the initial C lenited. As the submitter specifically requested a distinctly feminine form, we have changed the byname to add the lenition.

However, as more and more Gaelic documents become available, it has become clear that lenition was applied idiosyncratically in practice; it is omitted far more frequently than we had previously thought. Therefore, the spelling of the byname without the lenition is registerable as well. If the submitter prefers the spelling Cláirseóir, she may make a request for reconsideration.

Nice device!

Godiva de la Mer. Name and device. Azure, a heart sable irradiated argent.

This name combines an English given name with a French surname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

Period examples of irradiation show a pattern of rays having good contrast with the field, regardless of the main charge’s tincture. If more than 2/3 of the edge of the main charge is separated from the field by the rays, the irradiation functions as a form of fimbriation for contrast purposes. Substantial rays such as these also function as a modifier to the main charge, much like adding wings, and add a DC from an unmodified version of the same charge.

Godiva de la Mer. Badge. (Fieldless) Two natural seahorses respectant tails entwined, the dexter azure and the sinister Or.

Gregor the Vigilant. Name and device. Argent, on a bend sable between a brown bull’s head cabossed proper and a cardinal gules, three Maltese crosses palewise argent.

By precedent, the Vigilant is a registerable English byname. [Godfrey the Vigilant, 10/2010 LoAR, A-Æthelmearc].

There is a step from period practice for the use of the cardinal, a New World bird.

Gwenllian ferch Llewellyn ap Henry. Name and device. Purpure, a domestic cat sejant contourny and a chief rayonny Or.

The submitter requested authenticity for Welsh. This name is authentic for Welsh in the 16th century, and possibly earlier as well.

Hallbjorn Tryggvason. Name.

Nice 9th-10th century Icelandic name!

Hallveig Alfarinsdóttir. Name and device. Argent, a reremouse inverted sable maintaining in its feet a spear fesswise and on a chief azure a crescent in sinister Or.

A question was raised in commentary about whether Alfarinsdóttir needed to be Álfarinsdóttir, with an acute accent on the first A. Norse names with the protheme Alf- are recorded both with and without an acute accent on the A. Either form, therefore, is registerable.

Nice 9th-10th century Icelandic name!

Recent precedent states that “there is a step from period practice for the use of a reremouse inverted.” (Emelyn de Chelseye, 3/2010). However, this is at odds with the long-standing and oft-reiterated precedent that states “We do not allow inverted animate charges in SCA heraldry except when in recognized orientation, such as in annulo. (Daibhidh MacRaibert, 2/1999, upheld 6/2016)” To resolve the conflict between precedents, as of September 2017 reremice inverted in any posture will no longer be registerable.

Isaac Klingensmith of Æthelmearc. Name (see RETURNS for device).

John fitz Thomas. Name.

This name does not conflict with the registered Johan Fitztomas. Names must be different in both sound and appearance in order to avoid conflict. SENA permits us to analyze the necessary changes in sound in appearance under two different subsections of PN3C: “Names may be different in sound under one standard and appearance under another standard.”

Here, the name is clear under PN3C1 because there are changes in appearance that affect two syllables: John vs. Johan and Fitz_Thomas vs. Fitztomas. The name is clear by sound under PN3C2 because Johan has one more syllable than John. Therefore, this name is registerable.

The submitter requested authenticity for 14th century England. This name meets that request.

Leonora da Ferrara. Name.

This item was pended from the September 2016 Letter of Acceptances and Returns to discuss whether the name presumes upon the historical Eleanor of Naples, also known as Leonora da Ferrara and Leonora or Eleonora of Aragon, first Duchess of Ferrara.

The fact that she was Duchess of Ferrara (and de facto ruler of Ferrara according to some sources) does not by itself make her important enough to protect. PN4D1 states in relevant part:

Sovereign rulers of significant states are generally important enough to protect. Some historical city-states are not considered significant states. Provinces or regions integrated into larger units like the Holy Roman Empire are not generally considered significant states. Sovereigns of small states that did not give rise directly to modern countries will not be protected under this clause, nor will legendary kings of any state (though these kings may be individually important enough to protect).

Ferrara did not directly give rise to any modern country; it was integrated into modern Italy. Thus, even treating Leonora as a ruler of Ferrara, it is not an entity whose rulers are automatically protected from presumption and Leonara’s significance must be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Leonora does not have an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica (not even in the on-line edition). Her Wikipedia article is fairly brief and contains mainly generalizations about her qualities without accompanying citations. Although she patronized artists and authors, she is not linked to any major work that would be familiar to non-specialists. Her portrait is not particularly famous, even among students of Italian Renaissance costuming. She was a member of a famous family and had famous children, but we were presented with no evidence that she herself made any significant historical, artistic, scientific or social contributions. Therefore, Leonora da Ferrara/Eleanor of Naples/Eleonora of Aragon is not significant enough to protect from presumption and this name is registerable.

Molly Blythe. Name change from Maria Alegreza Nicoletti and badge. Sable, a rabbit courant contourny within an annulus of roundels argent.

The submitter’s prior name, Maria Alegreza Nicoletti, is retained as an alternate name.

Submitted as Sable, a rabbit courant to sinister within 13 roundels in annulo argent, the blazon has been modified to remove the number of roundels.

Molly Blythe. Release of name Molle Blythe.

Nivashi Byhari. Name and device. Per pale argent and azure, in pall inverted three peacock feathers conjoined at the quill counterchanged.

Nivashi is the submitter’s legal middle name. As Nivashi is a given name by type, it may be used as the submitter’s registered given name.

Rose Sorin. Name.

Nice French name for c. 1300!

Sabat Ocharra. Name.

Uluric Josepsone. Name.

EAST returns

Alianora la Tesserande. Device change. Purpure, on a pile inverted Or, a peacock feather purpure.

From the May 2015 LoAR, “The SCA has a long-standing precedent that says that piles inverted and per chevron are not entirely interchangeable, but each must be considered for conflict against the other, granting no difference between the two. (Return of badge, Canton of Dragonsfire Tor).”

This device must therefore be returned for conflict with the badge of Emelyn Pacok, (Fieldless) A peacock’s plume palewise purpure. Considering this submission as a feather on a per chevron inverted field, there is one DC for the field, but none for placement.

The submitter is advised to draw the pile inverted in such a way that better fills the shield. While the February 2008 precedent on the length of piles allows for as little as 75% of the overall height of the shield based on a single theoretical example from Legh, it does not explicitly apply to piles inverted; we decline to extend the allowance here, and encourage the submitter to use at least 85% of the length, and 33% of the width, of the shield in future depictions.

Ana Ximenez de Hume. Badge. (Fieldless) On a flame gules a dandelion in seed slipped and leaved argent.

This badge is returned for redraw, for violating SENA A2C2 which states “Elements must be drawn to be identifiable.” Commenters were unanimous in their inability to recognize the tertiary charge as a dandelion in seed. Absent period documentation of a dandelion in seed, the submitter is encouraged to draw individual seeds and tufts, relatively few in number, to assist in recognition of the charge. We decline at this time to comment on whether dandelions in seed are registerable if depicted recognizably.

Andreiko Eferiev. Device. Gules, a cloud sable within a bordure Or.

This device is returned for violation of SENA A.3.B.4.a, which states “Charges must have good contrast with the background on which they are placed.” The submitter attempted to document an Individually Attested Pattern for late-period English heraldry. While sable charges on gules fields were sufficiently documented, and evidence of both bordures and clouds in English heraldry were established, the pattern of a low-contrast complex primary charge and a high-contrast secondary charge was not sufficiently documented by the submitter (who provided only two examples), and subsequent examples were not found in commentary.

Removal of the bordure would bring the submission into alignment with the documented patterns, but would create a conflict with the badge of Mell MacAlpin (Fieldless) A cloud sable.. Given how recently the badge was registered, we encourage the submitter to reach out to the heralds of Calontir to seek permission to conflict from Mell MacAlpin.

Isaac Klingensmith of Æthelmearc. Device. Argent, a raven rising sable maintaining with its beak an annulet gules.

This device is returned for conflict with the badge of Stephen Grimfalcon, Argent, a falcon striking sable within a bordure gules. There is only one DC for change to the type of secondary (annulet vs. bordure). There is no DC for the nearly identical postures of the birds.

EAST pends

Giana di Nicholò da Firenze. Device change. Argent, a bend sinister vert, overall a wyvern erect sable.

Commentary on this submission centered around the potential conflict with Charles the Traveler raised in the LoI: Argent, a bend sinister vert, overall a drakkar sable its sail paly gules and argent. There is most certainly one DC for the change in type of overall charge, but there are conflicting precedents over whether the tincture of a ship’s sail constitutes half the charge, which is necessary for the second DC to clear the conflict.

Current precedents state the following:

1. There is no DC for type of ship (lymphad, drakkar, rowboat, etc.). This is based on period practice, which changed the type of ship depicted on a given set of arms depending on when it was being painted.

2. There is no DC for sails furled vs. unfurled. This is largely based on the previous precedent; if lymphads have sails furled by default, drakkars have sails unfurled by default, and rowboats have no sails at all, there is no way to compare the status of the sails in any sort of meaningful way.

3. There is no DC for the tincture of an unfurled sail as half the charge. Also largely based on the first two precedents, if the sail is not consistently half the charge of a boat (or indeed depicted at all) there is no way to provide consistent difference for its tincture.

We seek further commentary on whether unfurled sails should be considered half of a heraldic charge when considering whether there should be a distinct change for tincture between charges.

This was item 20 on the East letter of November 30, 2016.

Úlfr Járnhauss. Name.

Submitted as Úlflundr Járnhauss, the given name was a hypothetical constructed name based on the Old Norse elements Úlf- and -lundr. PN1B2b of SENA permits name phrases to be constructed from attested period elements. However,”[w]e generally require at least three examples to consider something a pattern, as sometimes a single name phrase can create the appearance of a pattern that does not actually exist.” PN1B2b. Only a single example of –lundr as a second element could be found. Thus, this construction is not registerable.

After the Pelican decision meeting and the close of commentary, the submitter gave permission to change the given name to Úlfr, a male name found at p. 15 of Geirr Bassi’s The Old Norse Name. As we did not have adequate time to do so before the release of this Letter, we have pended this name for conflict-checking and commentary on the form Úlfr Járnhauss.

His device is registered under the holding name Christopher of Smoking Rocks.

This was item 33 on the East letter of November 30, 2016.

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