SCA kingdoms and branches

Tir Mara Heraldic Submissions/Les Soumissions Héraldique Venant De La Principauté de Tir Mara

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-04-01 09:37

En français

Greetings from Ryan, Brigantia Principal Herald of Kingdom the East!

When I took office over two years ago I quickly noticed a problem. When heraldic submissions came in from Tir Mara they had to be in US Funds. The Money order transfer fee would add $5CDN to the cost of the submission. Such an expense is patently unfair. I have been working with the Kingdom Submission Herald, Mistress Alys, and the Kingdom Exchequer, Mistress Ignacia, and we have been talking with several persons in Tir Mara during our travels in order to find a way to remove this burden from our Tir Maran members.

I’m happy to say that we’re finally about to put a solution into place. Starting in May Tir Marans will be able to submit their paperwork and send their fees to Baroness Jeanne de Robin from L’Ile du Dragon Dormant, our new Blue Alaunt Herald. She has agreed to bear the burden of collecting the funds for Tir Maran submissions and deposit the monies into a bank in Canada. Therefore the costly transfer fees will fall onto the College’s account once or twice a year instead of the individual submitter’s pocketbook for each individual submission.

In order to simplify the process, and to encourage Tir Maran submissions, for the time being the Fees for our Tir Maran heraldic submissions will be the same as the US fees, $8CDN.

As of May first heraldic Submissions from the Crown Principality of Tir Mara can be sent to:
Jeanne de Robin
Joanna Hobbins
PO Box 63515 CC VAN-HORNE
Montreal, QC
H3W 3H8

Please make checks payable to “SCA Inc. – East Kingdom”

As Always, in service to the Society, Kingdom, Crown, and College,
Ryan Brigantia

En français
Salutation de la part de Maitre Ryan, Brigantia Herald du Royaume de l’Est

Au moment où j’ai pris l’office de Hérault du Royaume il y a plus de deux ans j’ai rapidement pris conscience d’un problème. Les soumissions héraldique venant de la Principauté de Tir Mara devait être en dollar US. Le coût du transfert monétaire augmentait la facture de plus de cinq dollar par soumission. Ce coût supplémentaire est inéquitable. J’ai travaillé avec la responsable des soumissions du Royaume, Maitresse Alys ainsi que l’Échiquier du Royaume, Maitresse Ignacia. De plus nous avons aussi discutés avec plusieurs résidents de Tir Mara durant nos voyages pour trouver un moyen de retirer ce poids des épaules de la population de la Principauté.

Je suis heureux de vous annoncer que nous avons trouvé et mis en place une politique. Commençant au début Mai, les soumissionnaires pourront envoyer leurs documentations et paiement à Son Excellence Jeanne de Robin de l’Ile du Dragon Dormant, notre nouvelle « Blue Alaunt Herald ». Elle a accepté la responsabilité de recevoir les soumissions ainsi que l’argent pour ensuite déposer ce dernier dans une banque canadienne. Conséquemment le coût du transfert de devise sera assumé par le Collège des Hérault du Royaume de l’Est en lieu et place des coûts assumés auparavant par chaque soumissionnaire.

Dans le but de simplifier les procédures ainsi que motiver les résident de Tir Mara à faire des soumissions, jusqu’à édit contraire le coût par soumission sera au même montant que pour les habitant en territoire du sud de la frontière sans tenir compte du taux de change. Soit 8$ CND par soumission.

Commencant en Mai les soumissions de la population de Tir Mara devront être envoyé a :

Jeanne de Robin
Joanna Hobbins
PO Box 63515 CC Van-Horne
Montreal, QC
H3W 3H8

se il vous plaît faire les chèques payables à « SCA Inc. – East Kingdom »

Comme toujours au service de la Société, du Royaume, de la couronne et du Collège.
Ryan Brigantia

Traduction : Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle


Filed under: Announcements, En français

Spring Crown Tourney

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2015-03-30 19:05

With only 2 weeks left to send in your Letter of Intent to fight in the Spring Crown Tourney of Prince Omega and Princess Etheldreda, the Kingdom Seneschal reminds prospective entrants and consorts to use the following link:http://fluidsurveys.com/s/EKCrownTourneySubmissionKAII/

The Letter of Intent must be received by Coronation, April 11, 2015.

If using email, the letters of intent must include all of the following information for both combatant and consort: Society name, legal name, address, telephone number, years of residency and be accompanied by proof of membership with membership number & expiration date that is valid at least thirty days after Crown. If both entrants are combatants, then that should be clearly indicated.

Proof of valid membership consists of a copy of a valid membership card, a postcard (with a date-stamp) or letter from the Corporate office, or a confirmation form printed from the website after an online membership purchase.
Confirmation of faxed membership applications with credit card receipts as well as membership applications CANNOT be accepted as proof of membership.

Their Hignesses also request that combatants bring heraldic shields for the list trees.

In Service to the East, I remain

Dueña Mercedes Vera de Calafia
Seneschal, East Kingdom


Filed under: Announcements

Mudthaw Curia Report/Rapport sur la Curie Royale tenue à l’événement de Mudthaw.

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2015-03-30 11:50

En français

The Gazette is not an official publication of the East Kingdom; changes to East Kingdom Law do not take effect until they have appeared in the Pikestaff.

At the opening of the Third Curia of their Right Noble Majesties Edward and Thyra, Old Business was opened and the first item of business discussed was the addition of V.C.1.g. – The King’s & Queen’s Thrown Weapons Champions. Concerns about over-loading the Royal Calendar were again brought up, and suggestions for ways to alleviate such pressures were also discussed. Weekend-long Champions events with more than one Champions Tourney were suggested, but ultimately it has been left to Their Highnesses, Omega and Ethedreda, to discuss and implement a plan going forward.

There was a much lengthier discussion regarding the changes to Officer Residency. Many people spoke and there was a wide variety of opinions from the populace, both in favor and against the proposed change. There were many questions as to how the policy would be implemented and monitored. Concerns regarding outside members “taking over” a local group were raised, while others discussed the plight of those who live in Crown Lands, as well as those who live far from their local groups population center, but close to another group’s. Additional issues covered included groups where volunteers are available for offices, but not for specific functions (e.g. lacking a volunteer with experience appropriate to execute the duties of a Webminister), as well as the risk of needing to close a group in the event that a specific task could not be fulfilled by the available volunteer pool. Many of these concerns were addressed to various levels by Their Majesties with assurances that the new policies written would vetted for compliance to Kingdom Law and Corpora by the Kingdom Seneschalate.

Ultimately, Their Majesties approved the proposed new policy to provide a process for branches that wished to allow non-residents to hold office in the branch with some changed wording. The following was added: Branch Seneschals and Exchequers may not be eligible without prior, written approval of the Kingdom Seneschal.

Her Majesty also implored local groups to hold off on adding new language to their bylaws until the Kingdom Seneschal has had a chance to prepare guidelines for creating appropriate language.

Under New Business, Their Majesties first brought up the addition of the Order of Defense to the Peerages and Polling list sections of EK Law, which was accepted without much additional commentary, outside of the need to do so, following the changes to Corpora before the Order is created at Crown Tourney in May.

The second item of New Business was discussed at a much greater length. This was the creation of an Order to recognize prowess and service in the Equestrian lists and activities in the East Kingdom. Two options were available to Their Majesties:

1) Create a new Order of High Merit with an Order unique to the EK, requiring the Kingdom to submit a name and badge to the College of Heralds,

2) Sign the Order of the Golden Lance Treaty which is currently signed by Æthelmearc, Atlantia, Trimaris, Ansteorra, and Caid, which grants the right to the East to use the Order of the Golden Lance name and registered regalia; the only requirement is that it be the highest award for Equestrian prowess and service in the Kingdom.

His Majesty offered commentary that this would not become an issue as has occurred in some White Scarf treaty kingdoms regarding the creation of the Order of Defense. His Majesty also remarked on the lengthy discussions and valuable survey information on the Equestrian community in the East, which currently stands at approximately 35 authorized Equestrians. This is apparently a mid-sized Equestrian group amongst the Kingdoms of the Known World, and the time and cost of investment required to participate in the community is significant, limiting its ability to grow. His Majesty also remarked that he felt creating this award will create an environment that will encourage the community to grow and will give recognition to members of the Order when they travel, as part of an Order that is recognized in several kingdoms. Other commentary was offered by members of the populace, recommending the treaty not be signed, but that an award recognizing Equestrians be created, and respectfully disagreeing with the benefits of signing the treaty in lieu of creating an award specific to the East Kingdom.

Their Majesties stated their preference for signing the Golden Lance treaty and so made it into Law.

The Order of the Rose was also added into IX.E. – The Peerage Orders (Chivalry, Laurel, Pelican, Rose, and Defense)… as a clerical correction, as the Order of the Rose carries a Patent of Arms by Kingdom Law.

Following the end of New Business, Officer Reports were given and the following summaries are paraphrased by the Gazette’s correspondent:

Seneschal – Dueña Mercedes – She is working on a number of different projects at any given time. If anyone has questions about anything specific, please contact her directly.

Brigantia – Master Ryan – Updates to Order of Precedence are coming. The database is being worked on, and we hope to see it on the Kingdom website in the coming weeks. The badge for the Order of the Golden Lance will be submitted and processed in the coming months.

Exchequer – Mistress Ignacia – We have money, and my report to Kingdom was filed on time.

Chronicler – given in abstentia – Mistress A’isha has applied to take on a fourth and final year in office and is looking for anyone interested in becoming the next East Kingdom Chronicler, so she can begin training.

Arts & Sciences – Mistress Rainillt – Winter is leaving and A&S activities are gearing up to full swing.

Chatelaine – Mistress Vienna – This is Mistress Vienna’s last Curia report as her term in office is coming to an end. There has been a lot of interest in the SCA via the Newcomer’s Portal at welcome.sca.org. There is a new type of demo happening on Saturday, May 16th. The Sir Wilhelm’s Hastilude & Demo is being held in Connecticut and will feature a free event with tournaments that will also serve as a demo.  Please come out an support this new event/demo combination. Event Annoucement

Chirurgeon – Master Galefridus – In the event that the BoD eliminates the Office of the Chirurgeonate, it will likely fold into a guild structure so that the Chirurgeons can continue supporting events and remain in line with Corpora.

Signet – Mistress Nest – We still have scribes!

Chancellor Minor – given by Lady Wentlyanna on behalf of Baroness Leonete – Many more groups are having family activities, and the Society Office is promoting the YAFA program.

Webminister – Lord Lorenz – The Webministry is currently processing approximately 36,000 emails per week, there are approximately 160 different sites hosted by the Kingdom, and there are approximately 16-24 groups that still need to move their websites onto the Kingdom Server.

En français

La Gazette du Royaume n’est pas une publication officielle du Royaume de l’Est; les changements aux Lois du Royaume de l’Est ne prennent effet qu’à compter du moment où ils sont publiés dans le Pikestaff.
À l’ouverture de la troisième curie de Leurs Royales Majestés Edouard et Thyra, le premier sujet abordé fut celui des points antérieurs.

Le premier sous-point concernant l’ajout de l’article V.C.1.g – Champion d’Armes de Lancer- fut d’abord exposé.
Les discussions ont tourné autour des préoccupations entourant la surcharge du calendrier Royal et quelques suggestions ont été faites. La tenue d’événement de championnat durant un événement de fin de semaine mais ultimement, Leur Altesses devront trouver et implanter une solution.

Le deuxième sous-point concernait la Résidence des officiers dans les groupes locaux.
Ce point a généré beaucoup de discussions. Plusieurs personnes se sont prononcées, exposant une grande variété d’opinions, certains en faveur d’autres contre. Plusieurs questions ont abordé l’implantation et le suivi de cette politique. Certain ont soulevé la possibilité de prise de contrôle d’un groupe par de membres extérieurs, d’autres, le sort réservé à ceux qui résident sur des Terre Royale (ie. Terres dont le code postal n’est assignée a aucun groupe), et d’autres, ceux qui vivent loin du centre de population de leur groupe mais proche d’un autre groupe.

Les autres discussions ont gravité autour des groupes ayant un bassin de bénévoles qui ne possèdent pas les qualités requises pour prendre en charge un office particulier comme ex.: Ministre de laToile. La possibilité de fermeture de groupe dû à un manque de bénévole fut aussi discutée. Leurs Majestés ont rassuré la curie concernant plusieurs des points soulevé et ont assuré celle-ci que la loi écrite serait vérifiée, par le Senéchal du Royaume, pour être conforme aux Lois du Royaume et à la Charte Corporative (Corpora).

Ultimement Leurs Majestés ont approuvé, avec amendement, la nouvelle politique qui permet à un groupe d’établir un processus permettant à un non-résident d’y détenir un poste d’officier. L’amendement se lit comme suit :

Sénéchal et Échiquier de groupe ne peuvent se prévaloir de ce privilège à moins d’avoir obtenu, au préalable, une autorisation écrite du Sénéchal du Royaume. Sa Majesté a demandé à tous les groupes locaux d’attendre avant de faire toute modification à leurs règlements, que le Sénéchal du Royaume aie préparé un guide sur la formulation précise de ce règlement.

Le second sujet abordé fut celui des Nouveaux points.
Le premier sous-point fut l’ajout de l’Ordre de Défense aux Lois du Royaume de l’Est qui fut accepté.

Peu de discussion s’en sont suivies, sauf d’attendre les changements à la Charte Corporative (Corpora) avant la création de l’Ordre au Tournoi de la Couronne de mai prochain.

Le second sous-point touchant la création d’un Ordre pour reconnaitre la prouesse et le service pour les activités Équestres.

Deux options étaient possibles pour Leurs Majestés.

1) Créer un Ordre de Haut Mérite unique au Royaume de l’Est, nécessitant que le Royaume doive soumettre un nom et un écusson (badge) au Collège des Hérauts.

2) Signer le Traité de l’Odre de la Lance dorée et rejoindre les Royaumes d’Æthelmearc, d’Atlantia, de Trimaris, d’Ansteorra et de Caid. Par cette signature, le Royaume acquiert le droit d’utiliser le nom ‘’ l’Ordre de la Lance dorée’’ et les insignes associés. Il est requis, par ce traité, que l’Odre de la Lance dorée’’ soit la plus élevée des récompenses Équestre du Royaume.

Sa Majesté a affirmé que la signature de ce traité ne susciterait pas les mêmes problématiques que d’autres traités du genre, tel le Traité de l’Écharpe Blanche dans le dossier de la création de l’Ordre de Défense. Sa Majesté a aussi fait remarquer les grandes discussions et toutes les informations pertinentes recueillies auprès de la communauté équestre du Royaume. Rappelons que la communauté équestre du Royaume est constituée d’approximativement 35 membres accrédités, ce qui en fait une communauté de moyenne envergure parmi les Royaumes. Le coût en temps et en investissement requis pour participer à cette communauté est un frein à sa croissance potentielle. Sa Majesté croit que cette récompense créera un environnement favorisant la croissance de cette communauté tout en permettant une reconnaissance accrue de ses membres. Particulièrement lorsque ceux-ci voyageront dans des Royaumes ayant eux aussi signé ce traité. Des commentaires différents ont été offerts par des membres de la population, recommandant que le traité ne soit pas signé, mais plutôt qu’une distinction reconnaissant les prouesses équestres soit créée, car le sentiment général est que le traité ne présenterais pas d’avantage comparé au fait de créer une récompense spécifique au Royaume de l’Est.

Leurs Majestés ont annoncé que leurs préférences étaient de signer le traité de la Lance Dorée et d’en faire loi.

L’Ordre de la Rose a été ajouté à l’article IX.E –
Les Ordres des Pairs (Chevalerie, Laurier, Pélican, ROSE et DÉFENSE) pour corriger une erreur cléricale puisque l’Ordre de la Rose est lié, lui aussi, à un Brevet d’Armes (Patent of Arms) tel qu’inscrit dans les Lois du Royaume.

Le troisième sujet fut le rapport des officiers et voici un résumé rédigé par le correspondant de la Gazette.

Sénéchale : Dueña Mercedes –Elle travaille sur plusieurs dossiers, si quelqu’un a des questions particulières, on peut la contacter directement.

Héraut de Brigantie : Maître Ryan – La mise à jour de l’Ordre de préséance sera finalisée sous-peu. Des travaux sont réalisés à la base de données et on souhaite que les résultats soit accessibles via le site Web du Royaume dans quelques semaines.

Échiquier : -Maîtresse Ignacia- Nous avons de l’argent et son rapport au Royaume est à jour.

Chroniqueur : -Sans être présente- Maîtresse A’isha a postulé pour une quatrième et dernière année à son poste. Elle souhaite trouver une relève bientôt pour débuter sa formation.

Arts & Sciences : -Maîtresse Vienna- Il s’agit de sa dernière Curie Royale puisque que son terme d’officier prend fin. Le portail des nouveaux welcome.sca.org, génère beaucoup d’intérêt. Un nouveau type de démonstration aura lieu le samedi 16 mai prochain. L’Hastilida de Sire Wiliam & Démo se déroulera au Connecticut et consistera en un événement gratuit comprenant un tournoi. Nous sommes tous invités à participer et à encourager ce nouveau concept d’événement/démo.

Chirurgien : – Maître Galefridus- Si jamais l’Assemblée des Directeurs (BoD) dissolvait le poste de Chirurgien, ce dernier serait fort probablement transformé en guilde structurée pour que les Chirurgiens puisse continuer d’assurer une présence lors des événements, le tout en accord avec la Charte Corporative (Corpora).

Clerc des Sceaux : -Maîtresse Nest- Nous avons des scribes.

Webminister : – Seigneur Lorenz- Le Webministère gère approximativement 36 000 courriels par semaine et il existe approximativement 160 sites différents hébergés par le Royaume et entre 16 et 24 groupes nécessitent un déménagement de site vers les serveurs du Royaume.

Traduction
Leurs Excellences Godfroy et Alisay de Falaise


Filed under: En français, Law and Policy Tagged: curia

Mudthaw – Lost and Found

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2015-03-30 10:11

Lost and found items from Mudthaw. Please contact Galefridus (galefridus@optimum.net) if you recognize any of these.

Fleece scarf, grey and black

Pair of brown fleece gloves

Thigh pad

Pair of grey suede and faux fur boots

2 books on weaving

White cotton women’s coif

Leather belt pouch containing several belt tokens

Black leather mug strap

6″ hairpin with gobular crystal

Small black cloth drawstring bag

Belt token, yellow with crossed keys

Belt token, green velvel with gold fringe and embroidered design

Belt token, narrow card-woven with pewter token

Single men’s wrist-length black leather glove (RH)

Single men’s black leather fencing glove (RH)

10″ wooden plate

6″ wooden bowl

Pewter goblet

White tee shirt, no decoration, XL

Small plastic gryphon head, looks hand-painted

3″ blue pastice toy dish

2 site tokens from various events


Filed under: Announcements

Unofficial Court Report: King’s and Queen’s A&S Champions & L’Ile du Dragon Dormant Investiture

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-03-27 19:00

En français

COURT OF EDWARD III AND THYRA II AT KING’S AND QUEEN’S ARTS AND SCIENCES CHAMPIONS AND BARONIAL INVESTITURE

On March 7, in the forty-ninth year of the Society, Their Majesties Edward and Thyra held Court in the Barony of l’Ile du Dragon Dormant, and conducted the following business:

Item. Their Majesties thanked Angus McHaley and Tadea Isabetta di Bruno for their Court service as Baron and Baroness. As tokens of their thanks, they created Angus a Baron of the Court, with scroll by Mergriet van Wijenhorst, and Tadea a Baroness of the Court, with scroll by Shadiyah al-Zhara.

Item. Their Majesties invested Jeanne de Robin as the new Baroness. Her scroll was illuminated by Eleanore MacCarthaigh, calligraphed by Nest verch Tangwistel, with words by Shadiyah al-Zahra.

Item. Their Majesties invested Genovefa Clerica as the new Baronne, with a scroll authored by Shadiyah al-Zahra, and calligraphed and illuminated by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Item. Their Majesties accepted the fealty of the new Baroness and Baronne of l’Ile du Dragon Dormant.

Item. Their Majesties elevated Pellandres dit le Frère to the Chivalry and he accepted the belt of a Knight. His scroll was created by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.

Item. Their Majesties gave tokens of welcome to newcomers to the Society.

Item. Her Majesty announced Agatha Wanderer as the new Queen’s Arts and Sciences Champion. She was given a scroll by Vettorio Antonello.

Item. His Majesty announced Naomi bat Avraham as the new King’s Arts and Sciences Champion. His scroll was created by Vettorio Antonello.

Item. Elysabeth Underhill and Rosina von Schaffhausen were given Awards of the Golden Lyre.

Item. Their Majesties made gifts of toys to the children of the East.

Item. Their Majesties Awarded Arms to Tiberius Sergius Valens. His scroll was illuminated Bella De LaBerge and calligraphed by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Item. Their Majesties Awarded Arms to Bella De LaBerge. Her scroll was illuminated by Melina al Andalusiyya and calligraphed by Robin dit Dessaint.

Item. Their Majesties presented Guthfrith Yrlingsson with his backlog Silver Rapier scroll, created by Fiona O Maille.

Item. Their Majesties presented Tiberius Iulius Rufus with his backlog Pelican scroll, created by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.

Item. Their Highnesses were presented with appliquéd tabbards for the Tir Maran Archery Champions, created by Yuri Mayuki.

Item. Their Majesties Awarded Arms to Cacht Mhór inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh.

Item. Their Majesties Awarded Arms to Kazmer of House Al’Karakal, with a scroll created by Elena O Sirideain.

Item. Their Majesties inducted Barnabus O’Pheylan into the Order of the Silver Crescent. He was given a scroll illuminated by Anna of the Middle and calligraphed by Constance de St. Denis.

Item. Their Majesties thanked the musicians who had played for the Courts.

The heralds for this Court were Martyn de Halliwell, Constance de St. Denis, Kirsa Oyutai, Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle, Simona bat Leone, and Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen.

With thanks to Mistress Alys Mackyntoich for the report, and Mór of Kilkenny for the translation. Photos courtesy Baron William Lancton

En français

COUR D’EDWARD ET THYRA II AU CHAMPIONAT D’ARTS DU ROI ET DE LA REINE ET SCIENCES ET INVESTITURE BARONNIALE

Le 7 mars en l’année quarante-neuf de la société, leur majestés Edward et Thyra ont tenu la cour en la baronnie de l’Île du Dragon Dormant, et ont accompli les affaires suivantes:

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont remercié Angus MacHaley et Tadea Isabetta di Bruno pour leur service à la cour en tant que baron et baronne. En guise de remerciment ils ont établi Angus baron de leur cour, parchemin par Mergriet Van Wijenhorst, et Tadea baronne de leur cour, parchemin par Shadiyah al-Zahra.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont investi Jeanne de Robin en tant que nouvelle baronne. Son parchemin a été illuminé par Eleanore MacCarthaith, calligraphié par Nest verch Tangwistel, mots par Shadiyah al-Zahra.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont investi Genovefa Clerica en tant que nouvelle baronne avec parchemin par Shadiyah al-Zarah, calligraphie et illumination par Nest verch Tangwistel.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont accepté les voeux de fidélité des nouvelles baronnes de l’Île du Dragon Dormant.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont élevé Pellandres dit le Frère à l’ordre de chevalerie et il a accepté la ceinture d’un chevalier. Son parchemin a été créé par Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont distribué des insignes de bienvenue aux nouveaux venus.

Itème. Sa Majesté Thyra a annoncé la nomination d’Agatha Wanderer en tant que nouvelle championne des arts et sciences de la reine. Un parchemin créé par Vettorio Antonello lui a été remis.

Itème. Sa Majesté Edward a annoncé la nomination de Naomi Avraham comme nouvelle championne des arts et sciences du roi. Son parchemin a été créé par Vettorio Antonello.

Itème. Awards of the Golden Lyre ont èté attribués à Elysabeth Underhill et Rosina von Schaffhaussen.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont donné des jouets aux enfants du Royaume de l’Est.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont adjugé des armoiries à Tiberius Sergius Valens. Son parchemin a été illuminé par Bella De LaBerge, calligraphie par Nest verch Tangwistel.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont adjugé des armoiries à Bella De LaBerge. Son parchemin a été illuminé par Melina al Andalusiyya, caligraphie par Robin dit Dessaint.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont présenté un parchemin à Guthfrith Yrlingsson pour le Silver Rapier qu’il avait reçu ultérieurement.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont présenté un parchemin à Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs Primvs pour le Pelican reçu ultérieurement. Le parchemin a été créé par Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.

Itème. Leurs Altesses ont reçu des tabards appliqués for les Champions du tir à l’arc de Tir Mara, créé par Yuri Mayuki.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont attribué des armoiries à Cacht Mhór inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont accordé des armoiries à Kazmer of House Al’Kalrakal avec parchemin créé par Elena O Sirideain.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont intronisé Barnabus O’Pheylan dans lordre du Silver Crescent. Un parchemin illuminé par Anna of the Middle et calligraphié par Constance de St-Denis.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont remercié les musiciens que ont joué durant leur cour.

Les hérauts pour cette cour étaient Martyn de Halliwell, Constance de St-Denis, Kirsa Oyutai, Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle, Simona bat Leone et Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen.

Translation by Mór of Kilkenny

Traduit par Mór of Kilkenny


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Court, En français Tagged: a&s, champions, IDD, Investiture

Unofficial Court Report for Gulf War

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2015-03-26 14:55

COURT OF THEIR MAJESTIES EDWARD III AND THYRA II AT GULF WAR

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 by agency of that same right, second of that name, held upon 19 March in the forty-ninth year of the Society upon the fields of Gulf War; on which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm to hear the following publicly proclaimed:

Item. Their Majesties thanked their Rapier General, Remy Delemontagne de Gascogne, and all of the combatants who took the rapier field to fight on behalf of the East Kingdom;

Item. His Majesty then endowed Remy Delemontagne de Gascogne with the King’s Award of Esteem.

Item. Their Majesties elevated and inducted the following persons into the Company of the Pennon of the East:
Aethelhawk Keyfinder
Siubhan Wallace
Matthias Grünewald
Jozef Ludwiczck
Christoff Gockerhan von Loch
Marieta Charay
Jocelyn della Spada
Sorcha Dhocair
Anastasa da Monte
Sergei Rozvad syn
AEsa feilinn Jossursdottir
Juliana von Altenfeld
Wulfgang Gruenwald
Tysha z Kieva
Elglin of House Eagle

Item. Their Majesties extended their gratitude to Samuel Peter Bump, Aife ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige, and Donovan Shinnock for their aid and good service at Gulf War.

I, Donovan Shinnock, Golden Rapier Herald, wrote this to memorialize and make certain all such things that were done and caused to be done as above stated.

Photos courtesy of Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood


Filed under: Court, Events Tagged: court report, Gulf War

Curia Agenda for March 28, 2015/Ordre du jour de la Curie Royale du 28 mars 2015.

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2015-03-22 16:24

En français

The next East Kingdom Curia will be held at Mudthaw in the Barony of Settmour Swamp (Stanhope, NJ) starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 28.  Full event details can be found in the announcement on the East Kingdom web site: Mudthaw Event Announcement.  Long time attendees of the event will want to check the directions, as the site has moved this year.

The following is the detailed agenda for the Curia that will be held next Saturday at Mudthaw.  Any comments on the items should be sent to Their Majesties at king@eastkingdom.org and queen@eastkingdom.org.

East Kingdom Curia
Saturday, 28 March 2015, 10:00 a.m.
at Mudthaw in the Barony of Settmour Swamp (Stanhope, NJ)
Agenda
prepared 19 March 2015, 2:30 p.m.

1. Curia Opening

2. Old Business (for all proposed changes, see Agenda Details below)

2.1 Thrown Weapons Champions

Additions to V.C. and VIII.A. to formalize the standing of the Thrown Weapons
Champion(s) and Tourney(s).

2.2 Residency

Revision to VII.A. to provide a process for branches that wish to allow non-residents to hold office in the branch; and related change to VIII.E.

3. New Business (for all proposed changes, see Agenda Details below)

3.1 Order of Defense

Additions to IV.A. and IX.E. to include the newly-established Order of Defense in the Polling Orders.

3.2 Equestrian Award (name tbd)

New section IX.C.13. to provide recognition for prowess and service to the Kingdom in equestrian lists and activities.

4. Officer Reports

5. Curia Closure

EK Law Section III.I. The Agenda for the Curia Regis

1. Any items that The Crown chooses to add to the agenda after the Curia has been called will be added to the agenda under “New Business”.

2. If a Curia notice has been sent according to East Kingdom Law, but another Curia needs to be held before the previously announced one, any items of business held over from the earliest Curia will be automatically added to the agenda of the subsequent Curia under “Old Business”.

Agenda Details

(Text proposed to be added is underlined; text proposed to be deleted is struck through. Only revised sections are listed; all other sections remain unchanged)

IV. Kingdom Officers

A. Composition

2. The Lesser Officers

m. The Administrators of the Polling Order E-Mail Lists

iv . Order of Defense Administrator

[remainder of section IV.A.2.m. renumbered; no change to content]

V. Court Appointments

C. The King’s and Queen’s Champions

1. Will consist of:

a. The King’s and Queen’s Champions of Arms, also simply referred to as the King’s and Queen’s Champions.

b. The King’s and Queen’s Archery Champions.

c. The King’s and Queen’s Fencing Champions.

d. The King’s and Queen’s Equestrian Champions.

e. The King’s and Queen’s Bards.

f. The King’s and Queen’s Arts and Sciences Champions.

g. The King’s and Queen’s Thrown Weapons Champions.

[no change to V.C.2. through V.C.4.]

VII. Branches

A. Residency

If a branch wishes to allow members who reside outside the formally approved boundaries of that branch to hold office for that branch, the branch must establish and ratify procedures to elect and remove officers and to determine rules of eligibility to hold office, and file those with the Kingdom Seneschal. In the event that a non-resident officer is selected, or a branch officer becomes a non-resident during their term, the branch Seneschal, superior Kingdom-level officer,
and the Kingdom Seneschal must promptly be notified in writing.

No gentle residing outside the formally approved boundaries of a branch may hold Office for that branch.

VIII. Events

A. Kingdom Events

[no change to VIII.A.1 through VIII.A.10]

11 . King’s and Queen’s Thrown Weapons Champions Tourney(s) will be held during the months of June or July, if possible. Written bids must be sent by February 1 s t. The Heirs must choose from eligible bids by March 15th .

[former section VIII.A.11. renumbered; no change to content]

VIII. Events

E. Event Supervision

The individual in charge of an event (often called “autocrat”):

1. Must be a paid member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

2. Must be eligible to be an Officer reside within the boundaries of the group sponsoring the event.

3. Is to be considered an officer of the sponsoring group, for the period of time between the group’s acceptance of the event proposal and the completion of the event.

IX. Awards

C. Orders of Honor

13 . [Equestrian Award Name]

a. The Order of [EA] may be awarded by The Crown for prowess in the equestrian lists and demonstrated service to the Kingdom in marshalling, teaching, and helping to promote and expand the knowledge of equestrian arts.

b. This award is bestowed upon a single individual once.

c. A scroll shall be given acknowledging this award.

IX. Awards

E. Polling Orders

The Peerage Orders (Chivalry, Laurel, and Pelican, and Defense), the Order of the Rose, and Orders of High Merit (Silver Crescent, Maunche, Tygers Combatant, Sagittarius, and Golden Rapier) are Polling Orders.

[no change to IX.E.1. through IX.E.7]

En français

Voici l’Ordre du jour de la Curie Royale qui se tiendra samedi prochain à l’événement de Mudthaw. Vos commentaires peuvent être envoyés à Nos Majestés aux adresses courriels suivantes: king@eastkingdom.org et queen@eastkingdom.org.

Curie du Royaume de l’Est

Le samedi 28 mars à 10 h

À l’événement de Mudthaw

Baronnie de Settmour Swamp

(Stanhope, New-Jersey)

 Ordre du jour

Rédigé le 19 mars 2015 à 14 h 30

  1. Ouverture de la Curie
  2. Points antérieurs

2.1       Champion d’Armes de Lancers

Ajouts à V.C et VIII.A pour uniformiser le(s) Champion(s) et le(s) tournoi(s).

2.2       Résidence

Révision de VII.A pour déterminer un processus permettant aux groupes qui le souhaite, qu’un non-résident puisse y occuper un poste d’officier et effectuer les changements nécessaires à VIII.E

 

  1. Nouveaux points

3.1       Ordre de Défense

Ajouts à IV.A et IX.E pour l’inclusion du nouvel Ordre de Défense aux Ordres votants.

3.2       Décoration Équestre (Nom à être déterminé)

Création de la section IX.C.13 pour reconnaître les prouesses et le service envers le Royaume dans la lice et le domaine équestre.

  1. Rapports des officiers
  2. Lever de la Curie

 

Lois du RE (EK) Section III.I. L’Ordre du jour de la Curie Royale

  1. Tout ajout à l’ordre du jour par la Couronne et après que la Curie Royale eût été convoquée sera ajouté au point ‘’Nouveaux points’’
  2. Si, après la convocation d’une Curie Royale, une autre Curie Royale devait se tenir avant celle dûement convoquée, tous les points laissés en suspens de la Curie la plus récente seront transférés à la seconde Curie sous le point ‘’Point(s) antérieur(s)’’

 

Informations

(Les textes ajoutés sont soulignés; les textes à abroger sont raturés. Seuls les points touchés par les modifications sont présentés)

  1. Officiers du Royaume
  2. Composition
  3. 2. Les Officiers secondaires (Lesser Officers)
  4. L’Administrateur des listes électroniques des Ordres Votants
  5. Administrateur de l’Ordre de Défense

[Note de la section IV.A.2.m. renuméroté, aucun changement au contenu]

  1. Assignation de la Cour
  2. Champions du Roi et de la Reine
  3. Sera composé de :
  4. Le Champion d’Armes du Roi et de la Reine, désigné par Le Champion du Roi / Le Champion de la Reine.
  5. Le Champion d’Archerie du Roi et de la Reine.
  6. Le Champion d’Escrime du Roi et de la Reine.
  7. Le Champion Équestre du Roi et de la Reine.
  8. Le Barde du Roi et de la Reine.
  9. Le Champion Ars et Science du Roi et de la Reine.
  10. Le Champion d’Armes de Lancers du Roi et de la Reine.

[Aucun changement de V.C.2 jusqu’à V.C.4]

 

VII. Groupes

  1. Résidence

Si un groupe souhaite permettre à des non-résidents d’occuper un poste d’officier, il doit adopter une procédure pour élire et démettre les officiers, il doit déterminer les règles d’éligibilité aux poste d’officiers, il doit soumettre le tout au Sénéchal du Royaume. Si un non-résident est retenu à un poste d’officier, ou si un officier devient un non-résident; les personnes suivantes doivent être prévenues immédiatement par écrit : le sénéchal du groupe, le supérieur Royal immédiat de l’officier concerné et le Sénéchal du Royaume.

Une personne non-résidente d’un groupe ne peut occuper un poste d’officiers

dans ce groupe.

VIII. Événements

  1. Événements du Royaume

 [Aucun changement de VIII.A jusqu’à VIII.A.10]

  1. Le(s) Championnat(s) d’Armes de Lancers du Roi et de la Reine se tiendra(dront), si possible, en juin ou juillet. Les soumissions devront être envoyées avant le 1 février. Les héritiers de la Couronne devront faire leur choix parmi les soumissions éligibles, au plus tard le 15 mars.

[La section VIII.A.11. devra être renumérotée pour refléter les changements]

Supervision d’événement

La personne en charge d’un événement (généralement appelé autocrate ou intendant)

  • Doit être un membre en règle de la Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc
  • Doit être éligible à un poste d’officier dans le résider dans les limites du groupe tenant l’événement.
  • Sera considérée comme un officier du groupe tenant l’événement, pour la période de temps entre l’autorisation de la tenue de l’événement et la fin de l’événement.
  1. Décorations
  2. Ordres d’Honneurs
  3. [Nom de l’Ordre Équestre, à déterminer]
  4. L’Ordre [OE] est attribué par la Couronne pour prouesse dans la lice équestre et pour avoir servi le Royaume en supervisant, enseignant, supportant et promouvant les arts équestres
  5. Cette décoration est remise à un individu, à une seule reprise.
  6. Un document doit accompagner cette décoration.
  1. Ordre Votants

Les Ordre des Pairs (Chevalerie, Laurier, et Pélican et Défense), L’Ordre de la Rose, les Ordre de Hauts Mérites (Croissant d’Argent, Manche, Tygre Combattant, Sagittarius, et Rapière D’Or) sont des Ordres Votants.

[Aucun changements de IX.E.1 jusqu’à IX.E.7]

Traduction Leurs Excellences Godfroy & Alisay de Falaise


Filed under: En français, Law and Policy Tagged: curia, East Kingdom Law, equestrian, thrown weapons

In Memoriam: The Calontir Falcons

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2015-03-22 16:22

Cinnamon, a Red Tailed Hawk, with Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair in the background.

The East Kingdom is saddened to hear of the loss of the Calontir Falcons on the way home from Gulf Wars.   Master Freiderich von Blumenkamp of Calontir, Lady Lora Ann Rós and their son Liam’s car caught on fire on the return trip. Although all the humans escaped safely, unfortunately, none of the birds escaped. Artemis, a 21 year old Harris Hawk, Cinnamon a 5 year old Red Tailed Hawk. Winter a 4 year old gyrfalcon, Lady a 16 year old Aplomado falcon and Ra’n, a 4 year old American Kestrel died in the fire.

R’an, an American Kestrel

While on site the Gazette interviewed Master Freiderich, the Gulf War Falconry Coordinator, and Lady Lora Ann. They taught us the difference between a falcon and a hawk, spoke about falconry as a blood sport in SCA period and also about the modern process of becoming a licensed falconer in the United States. From October to March they hunt with the birds about 3 times a week. In April the birds molting brings the hunting season to a close.

Lady, an Apolmado Falcon.

Most magically, Master Friederich, Lady Lora Ann and another falconer from Trimaris allowed visitors to the mews to hold the falcons on their wrists.  All who saw the raptors were charmed by their beauty and grace. Both Her Majesty Thyra and Her Highness Etheldreda visited the Falconry tent, and many members of the populace posted photos and stories of their experiences to Facebook, considering it one of the highlights of the event.

Winter, a 4-year old Gyrfalcon. Held by Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne.

A fund to help the family of falconers has been set up by Lord Andromir Vukovic of Calontir. From the announcement posted on Facebook: ” The account is titled Falcon Fund. The intent is to collect funds to be dispersed to Lora Ann, Fredrick, and Liam (The Brooks family) via their bank account or to a disposable gift card. This is a convenient way to those in and out of Kingdom to show their kindness…otherwise, collection points for those wishing to give “made/purchased” pieces will be announced at a later time or you may contact me via private message. To connect to the PayPal account, the name is Falcon Fund and the email associated is andromirvukovic@ymail.com. Should you still wish to donate, but not via PayPal…contact me privately…”. Lord Andromir Vukovic, Mundanely known as Andy Cardin.

Artemis, a Harris Hawk, taken at Lilies War, 2007. Photo by Muirgheal inghean Domhnaill

Article text and photos were provided by Countess Marguerite inghean Lachlainn.

Our thanks to Muirgheal inghean Domhnaill, for supplying this older photo of Artemis.


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Tidings, Uncategorized Tagged: Falconry, Gulf Wars

Proposal to the Board of Directors to Create the Order of Valiance/Proposition à l’Assemblée des Directeurs pour créer L’Ordre de Vaillance

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2015-03-21 16:50

En français

A proposal to create an omnibus peerage for all of the martial activities that fall under the purview of the Society Earl Marshal, with the exception of rattan and rapier, has been sent to the Board of Directors. The name proposed in the Order of Valiance. The badge proposed is an Eagle with wings displayed upon a hunting horn inverted, although alternative name and badges were included in the proposal. Regalia suggested is an order medallion.

Proposed Changes to Corpora for Omnibus Peerage

DELETE
[Peerage: Collectively, the members of the Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Laurel, the Order of the Pelican, and the Order of Defense are referred to as the Peerage. A member of any of these Orders is a Peer.]
ADD
Peerage: Collectively, the members of the Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Laurel, the Order of the Pelican, the Order of Defense, and the Order of Valiance are referred to as the Peerage. A member of any of these Orders is a Peer.
p. 33

VIII. PERSONAL AWARDS AND TITLES
A. Patents of Arms
2. Order of Precedence Within the Peerage
DELETE
[The Crown may establish the order of precedence within the peerage according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. However, the Chivalry, the Laurel, and the Pelican, and Defense are of equal precedence and must be considered as one group.]
ADD
The Crown may establish the order of precedence within the peerage according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. However, the orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel, the Pelican, Defense, and Valiance are of equal precedence and must be considered as one group.
p. 33

4. Patent Orders:
ADD
d. (this will be “e”. The order of defense will be “d”.) The Order of Valiance:
(i) Members of the Order of Valiance may choose to swear fealty, but are not required to do so. The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her prospective peers in any of the martial activities that fall under the purview of the Society Earl Marshal. The candidate must have applied this skill and/or knowledge for the instruction of members and service to the kingdom to an extent above and beyond that normally expected of members of the Society. (2) The duties of the members of the order are as follows:
(a) To set an example of courtesy and chivalrous conduct on and off the field of honor.
(b) To respect the Crown of the kingdom; to support and uphold the laws of the kingdom and Corpora.
(c) If in fealty, to support and uphold the Crown of his or her kingdom. (d) To enrich the kingdom by sharing his or her knowledge and skills.
(e) To enhance the renown and defend the honor of the peer’s Lady or Lord.
(f) To advise the Crown on the advancement of candidates for the Order of
Valiance.
p. 34

D. Titles
4. The titles listed here are considered standard, and may be used by those who have earned or been granted the appropriate rank or award within the Society. The College of Arms publishes a more extensive list of titles and alternative forms, which may also be used freely by qualified persons. In addition, the College of Arms has full approval authority over new alternative titles, which must be added to their list before being released for use in the Society.
DELETE
[TITLE Master/Mistress
Members of the Orders of the Laurel, the Pelican, Mastery of Arms, and Defense.]
ADD
TITLE Master/Mistress
Members of the Orders of the Laurel, the Pelican, Mastery of Arms, Defense, and Valiance.

Additional suggestion, in keeping with the Order of Defense:
Additionally, waive the requirements of corpora Section IV.G. that the Crown consult the members of a peerage order prior to inducting new members of that order, but only in the case of the first three (3) members of the Order of Valiance. Once there are three members of the Order of Valiance in a kingdom, the Crown must consult the Order per corpora prior to adding members.

En français

Une proposition pour créer un ordre des pairs regroupant toutes les activités de combat sous la juridiction du Connétable de la Société (Society Earl Marshal) ; à l’exception du combat en armure (rotin) et l’escrime, a été déposée à l’Assemblée des Directeurs.

L’Écusson proposé est un aigle aux ailes déployées au-dessus d’une corne (cor) de chasse. Cependant d’autres noms et écussons accompagnent la proposition. L’insigne distinctif est un médaillon.

Changements proposés à la Charte concernant l’Ordre soumis.
p. 33
ABROGER
[Collectivement, les membres de l’Ordre de Chevalerie, de l’Ordre du Laurier, de l’Ordre du Pélican, et de l’Ordre de Défense sont désignés comme Pairs. Un membre de n’importe lequel de ces Ordres est un Pair]
AJOUTER
Collectivement, les membres de l’Ordre de Chevalerie, de l’Ordre du Laurier, de l’Ordre du Pélican, de l’Ordre de Défense et de l’Ordre de Vaillance sont désignés comme Pairs. Un membre de n’importe lequel de ces Ordres est un Pairs

VIII. RECONNAISSANCES PERSONNELLES ET TITRES
p. 33
ABROGER
[La Couronne peut déterminer l’ordre de préséance au sein des Pairs, et ce, selon les lois et traditions du Royaume. Cependant, les Chevaliers, les Lauriers, les Pélicans et les membres de l’ordre de Défense, sont égaux entre eux et doivent être considérés comme un seul groupe]
AJOUTER
La Couronne peut déterminer l’ordre de préséance au sein des Pairs, et ce, selon les lois et traditions du Royaume. Cependant, les Chevaliers, les Lauriers, les Pélicans, les membres de l’ordre de Défense et les membres de l’Ordre de Vaillance sont égaux entre eux et doivent être considérés comme un seul groupe

4. Ordres Patentes:
p. 34
AJOUTER
d.(ce point sera le “e”. L’Ordre de Défense sera “d”.) L’Ordre de Vaillance :
(1) les Membres de l’Ordre de Vaillance peuvent choisir de prêter serment d’allégeance sans que cela ne soit obligatoire. Le candidat devra être considéré comme l’égal des autres Pairs issus des arts de combats soumis à l’autorité du Connétable de la Société (Society Earl Marshal). Le candidat doit avoir démontré l’utilisation de ses talents et/ou connaissances en enseignant au membres et en servant le Royaume.
(2) Les devoirs des membres de l’ordre sont :
(a) de démontrer une courtoisie et un esprit chevaleresque sur et hors du champ d’honneur.
(b) de respecter la Couronne du Royaume; de soutenir et de faire respecter les lois du Royaume et la Charte Corporative (Corpora)
(c) subséquemment à un serment d’allégeance; de soutenir et faire respecter la Couronne du Royaume. (d) de faire grandir le Royaume par le partage de ses connaissances et habiletés.
(e) de faire croître le renom et de défendre l’honneur des Pairs, qu’ils soient Seigneur ou Dame.
(f) d’informer la Couronne du progrès des candidats à l’Ordre de Vaillance.

D. Titres
4. Les titres présentés ici sont considérés comme standards et peuvent être portés par ceux ayant mérité ou ayant reçu le rang ou la décoration dans la Société. Le Collège des Héraults (College of Arms) a publié une liste complète des titres et de leurs équivalents culturels, qui pourront être utilisés par les personnes méritantes. De plus le Collège des Héraults (College of Arms) possède toute autorité pour définir de nouveaux titres alternatifs qui devront être ajoutés à la liste, déjà existante, avant d’être publiés pour utilisation.
ABROGER
[Titre : Maître /Maîtresse Membre de l’Ordre du Laurier, du Pélican, Maître d’Armes et l’Ordre de Défense]
AJOUTER
Titre : Maître /Maîtresse Membre de l’Ordre du Laurier, du Pélican, Maître d’Armes, l’Ordre de Défense et de l’Ordre de Vaillance

Suggestion additionnelle
Abroger temporairement la Section IV.G de la Charte Corporative (Corpora) définissant la consultation des membres de l’Ordre précédemment à l’intronisation d’un nouveau membre et ce pour les 3 premiers membres introduit dans l’ordre. Lorsque l’Ordre de Vaillance sera composé de 3 membres dans un Royaume, la Couronne devra obligatoirement consulter pour la sélection d’un nouveau membre, le tout, tel que défini dans la Charte Corporative (Corpora).

TRADUCTION Son Ecellence Godfroy de Falaise et Son Excellence Alisae de Falaise


Filed under: Announcements, Archery, En français, Equestrian, Thrown Weapons

Q&A: East Kingdom Webminister

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-03-20 20:48

This is one of a series of Q&A articles with East Kingdom Officers.  The Gazette thanks Lord Lorenz Greylever,  East Kingdom Webminister, for answering our questions.

Please describe your job responsibilities.
I am the Lead “Defender” for the East Kingdom’s Æther Realms. In other words, if it has something to do with the security, usability, accessibility and supportability of the Official on-line/Internet presence of the East Kingdom, it falls to myself and my team to make certain that it is ready for the populace of the Kingdom and its varying regions to use.
– This includes but is not limited to:
.. Every Local branch, Kingdom Office and Royal Guild website that exists for the Eastern Realms
.. Email forwards and Email lists for each Local branch, etc
.. Email lists for the Polling Orders
Educating the East Kingdom populace about what the Office of the Webminister is and how it helps the Kingdom, but more importantly, what the Office is not.
– Reducing the confusion surrounding several aspects of the services available to the Kingdom, including but not limited to:
.. The East Kingdom Calendar of Events (working with the Chronicler and Pikestaff Editor). The Webministry only makes certain that the Calendar is up and functioning properly. We do not police for content or completion of the entries for inclusion in the Pikestaff. The Local branch Seneschal and the Kingdom Chronicler do these tasks.
.. The East Kingdom Order of Precedence (working with the Office of the Brigantia Herald). The Webministry only makes certain that the website for the op is active and accessible. All content is supplied and updated by the Shepherd’s Crook Herald, or by a designated Webminister assistant when needed.
o Training Local branch, Kingdom Office and Royal Guild Webministers in best practices for website design and use. You do not have to be a modern webmaster to be a Webminster for the East, however knowing some basics will go a long way in supporting the website the Webminister has.
o Overseeing the 150+ websites and making certain that all are in compliance with Modern, Society and Kingdom acceptable use policies.
o Overseeing the 1700+ email addresses that are used throughout the Kingdom for proper use by the designated Officer.
o There’s certainly more, but you’ll never get this to print if I don’t stop somewhere.

What do you enjoy about this activity?
Helping people. In a nut shell, it all boils down to being able to work on something that makes the other members of the Society’s (namely the populace of this Kingdom), experience a little bit better in terms of finding the information they are looking for, when they need it.

This is where the Anachronistic part of our game comes into play rather heavily. If the Internet was a technology in the feudal system of the times that we are recreating, would there be someone, per Kingdom, fief, enclave or monastery whose sole purpose would be to build, expand and defend their territory of the Æther Realms from any and all transgressors? I would believe so, and I am happy to hold that mantle at this time for the East Kingdom.

Do you have a goal for your term?
Well, yes and no. I have multiple goals for my term. I am hoping to get through a huge list of things, or at least get them all started. Of course not all at once, but spread out over the term, going through by quarters of the year (three month intervals). I’ll give a listing here, in no particular order:
o Moving from email forwards to email boxes to wean the Kingdom off of 3rd party services like Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail and build a historical document repository within the emails for every Officer in the Kingdom.
o Offering up an in-house alternative to Yahoo! Groups and wean the Kingdom off of this other very popular yet unofficial 3rd party service.
o Promoting the East Kingdom Wiki as a repository for the History of the Kingdom. For example, the web page http://wiki.eastkingdom.org/index.php?title=Category:History has ample space to hold all the details of all of the events that we have ever had since the creation of the Kingdom, yet it remains fallow and bereft of details. (Hint, hint…)
o Getting all East Kingdom Local branches in compliance with their website being hosted on the East Kingdom server. There are many that are not currently following this requirement to be official sites. Now that the new Server is up and running, there is no reason to be off the server.
o Update the Webminister Policy Handbook to cover all of the new services available and document previously unlisted tools and support for the Webministers and Populace of the Kingdom.
o Write a Webminister Procedures Handbook to go hand in hand with the Policy Handbook as a Webministry 101 Toolbox/Tool Kit for all Webministers to use as their to-go-to resource while supporting their individual assignments.
o Host “Webministry Hours” at events throughout the Kingdom to help with the education of what this Office does and does not do for the Kingdom. All are invited, not just Webministers.

Are you currently looking for any deputies?
Most definitely yes!
Please visit http://webminister.eastkingdom.org/ and view on the lower left hand side the open positions and their descriptions.
o East Kingdom Deputy Webminister (someone interested in taking on the job once I have to step down).
o Tir Mara Deputy Webminister
o Social Media Deputy
o Anyone who has webmaster experience that want to be a Webminister-At-Large to help support those Local branches, Kingdom Offices or Royal Guilds that do not have an already assigned Webminister. There is a partial list found at http://webminister.eastkingdom.org/ek-websites/warrants-missing/ which I would like to ultimately see empty.

What was your first event?
Oh, now we are taking a trip into the past to the fall of A.S. XVIII, or 1983 CE. I can’t remember the name of it, but my mother recalls that it was at Bear Mountain Park in New York, during September sometime. I was aware of the Society since ’82, but only made it to informal gatherings of the Shire of Hollyendale prior to the event.

And what made you stay?
I found something that I was missing. A home. The people were open and friendly, accepting and caring of each other and generally helpful. You can’t find that in many places of the rest of the world, even if you look hard.

Now my extended family through the Society spans multiple Kingdoms, continents and decades. I view a new member of the Society, or even those just curious in the SCA as friends I haven’t met yet.

Which people made an impact on you in the SCA and why?
This is the hardest question on your list. I’m not used to talking about myself, or personal influences, so I will try to do my best here. I’d be here until the end of days recounting the multitudes of people who have influenced me personally on a path that encompasses three quarters of my life, so in general I will have to say, “Everyone that I have met and will meet has had and will have an impact on me, however slight that impact has and would be.”

But I am certain that you are looking for names here, so I’ll try to keep it to one or two in a few broad categories that we encompass, which I fear will still be quite the list anyway. Otherwise I’d feel like I was in some way name dropping, which is definitely not my intention. In no particular order…

Alasdair Stuart Campbell of Argyll, the gentle giant of a man that showed me what it meant to be someone of respect and honor when I was but a small boy, and still does today. Edward Dragonslayer and Geoffrey Fitz Galen both easily are considered those that I looked up to over the years (and still do) for this as well.

Edward Zifran of Gendy, Randal of the Dark and Morgunn Sheridan as shining stars of how one can own being chivalrous without being puffy about it. Each in their own unique and different way. (There are so many more that embody what we espouse as Chivalric pillars this list would need its own printing, even for my own personal influences.)

Ian of Clan Mitchell and Anton Winteroak, how to be approachable and smile even when there is stress to be found. How to hold together with tenacity and perserverence amid adversity, coupled with a side of polite decorum and remaining calm.

Alastar O’Rogan, Isabella of York and the one they call “Gypsy”, also each in their own way, showing the rest of us how grace and beauty can be personified to stop the world without having to be demure or overbearing about it.

Alayne Alexandra Nyvern Nightwatcher and Lydushka as additional mother figures, always caring and nurturing no matter how far away they are, or how often they see you. Personal examples of the extended family that the Society in general brings together.

Lastly, but certainly not at all least, Rebecca Greylever, my actual mother yet my persona’s Aunt (you can ask for the story around a campfire sometime) for being the House matriarch and the main driving force behind who I am today.

Of course, I could go on and on. I still feel a bit like I was name-dropping, even after cutting out so many others to make it less so, but… you did ask. How about we just say, “Dear reader, if you know me more than just in passing, you have made an impression on me and your name would be somewhere in this listing as well. I’ll leave it for you to decide where.”

Now, to finally wrap up. The Office of the Webminister has an “Open Door” policy. That is to the entire Kingdom, not just the Webministers. Please feel free to contact me for anything that comes to mind which pertains to the on-line presence of the East Kingdom. Questions, Concerns, Requests, Kudos and Complaints are all welcome. Yes, even the complaints. Without knowing that there is something wrong, I can not fix it. And that is what I am here for. To make sure that the Æther Realms of the East Kingdom work, are secure and giving the populace what is needed.


Filed under: Interviews Tagged: webminister

News of Don Davius from Gulf Wars

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-03-20 18:24

Don Davius with the Queen of Trimaris and Queen Thyra. Photo courtesy of Mistress Kayleigh Mac Whyte

Mistress Kayleigh Mac Whyte reports from Gulf Wars that Don Davius St. Jacques, former Eastern Queen’s Champion, was made a member of the Order of the White Scarf in Trimaris court this morning.


Filed under: Fencing

Thanks for Aid at King and Queen’s A&S Championship and BIA (En français)

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-03-20 15:08

En français

Unto the Populace of the East Kingdom does Lady Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh send greetings.

Thank you to all who visited our Barony this past weekend to attend King and Queen’s A&S Championship and BIA.  I hope you had a great event and lovely time.

It’s now time to offer thanks to those who made this event possible.  My first thanks goes to Their Royal Majesties, King Edward and Queen Thyra for their trust in allowing us to host this event. Then a special thanks to Mistress Tadea di Bruno for her continual support and confidence in our team. Next to my co-autocrat, Boyarinia Ekaterina Solov’eva Pevtsova.  She was the webmaster for the event.  She also sat at the troll most of the day. To our seneschal Lady Aciladai for her help on setting up the site on Friday and for your helping throughout the event. To Flavius Felix for your help with troll.

To our kitchen staff lead by Lady Sile Dhubh inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh for an incredible dayboard and a succulent feast.  Without you this event would not have been sucessful.  To Lady Marguerite de Gui who help established the menu.  To Ladies Bella, Jolene ,Nicole and Lord Graaw who help in the kitchen Friday and Saturday. To Maerwen who rolled the pie crust for the pear tart and camesome evenings to help.  Your presence was appreciated.  To Lady Caught Mhor inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh who helped in the kitchen cleaning, scrubbing from early in the morning on Saturday.  It’s always a pleasure to work with you. To Lady Deidre Ruath inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh  who let us use her freezer to store foods and also help in the kitchen.

To Lady Kirsa, Lady Mayuki Yuri, Lord Guyuk and Sean Mac Fergus for being there where ever I needed help. To Lady Mayuki Yuri, who found people for service and washing the dishes.  A special thanks to Master Luke, Master Jehan du Lac, Mistress Cynthia Dudley and Mistress Briana Douglase. To Baroness Genovefa Clerica who found  the coordinator for set-up and clean-up team.  To Renaud, Léana, Camil, Hakan Al-Bashir , you were amazing, just amazing! To Lady Sile Dhubh who help created the event token, to Lady Gaeira Aggodottir, Lady Deidre Ruath inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh, Maerwen, Saoirse and Ragnar for doing them. To Osc the Weaver and Alexander for IDD chatelaine’s tokens. To Sir Pélandres who has volunteered on many occasion for this event.  I told I was keeping you  in back-up.  My apologies to you as I was trying to keep the secret from you.

To Lady Sunnifa I Hvalseyju,  Osc the Weaver and Flavius Felix for playing a lovely piece of music before feast. To Mistress Rainilt, Master Luke and to all the judging team for your comments and advices. To participants who shared their arts and knowledge.  Thanks to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you again.

In service,
Lady Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh
Co-autocrat of the event

En français

Gentes Dames et Nobles Seigneurs, à toute la Populace Du Royaume de l’Est, Dame Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh vous envoie les salutations distinguées.

Je remercie tous ceux qui ont visités notre Baronnie la semaine dernière à l’occasion du Championnats d’A&S du Royaume de l’Est et de notre investiture Baronniale. J’espère que vous avez eu un bon évènement et que vous avez eu du plaisir.
Il est maintenant temps de remercier les gens qui ont fait en sorte que cet événement fut possible. Mes premiers remerciements sont pour Leur Royales Majestés, le Roi Edward et La Reine Thyra de nous avoir fait confiance et octroyer le Championnat.
Merci à Maitresse Tadea di Bruno pour ses précieux conseils et son soutien incontestable.
A ma co-autocrate, Boyarinia Ekaterina Pevtsova, qui était le webmestre de l’événement et qui était à la guérite le jour J.
A notre sénéchal Dame Aciladai pour son aide au montage le vendredi et son aide durant tout l’événement.
A Flavius Felix pour son aide à la guérite.
A Dame Sile Dhubh inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh et à son équipe pour un dayboard soutenant et un festin merveilleux. Sans vous, la réussite de cet événement vous rend louange. A Dame qui a établi avec la festocrate le menu. A Dames Bella, Jolene, Nicole et Seigneur Graaw pour leur aide le vendredi ainsi que le samedi.
A Maerwen qui a roulé la pâte pour ces tartelettes aux poires. Un vrai délice. Le soir, la fin de semaine, toujours disponible. Ton aide fut apprécié. A Dame Caught Mhor inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh qui fut une femme a tout faire efficace le jour de l’événement. C’est un plaisir de travailler avec toi. A Dame Deidre Ruath inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh pour son aide et l’utilisation de son congélateur.
A Dame Kirsa, Dame Mayuki Yuri, Seigneur Guyuk, Seigneur Sean Mac Fergus pour être présents là où le besoin était pressant.
A Dame Mayuki Yuri, qui a trouvé les personnes pour le service aux tables ainsi que l’équipe de laveurs. Un merci très spécial à Master Luke, Master Jehan du Lac, Mistress Cynthia
A Baronne Genovefa qui a trouvé le coordonnateur pour le montage et démontage. A Renaud, Léana, Camil, Hakan Al-Bashir, vous êtes merveilleux. Chapeau!
A Dame Sile Dhubh qui m’a aidé a créé les tokens. A Dame Gaeira Aggadottir, Dame Deidre Ruath, Maerwen, Saoirse et Ragnar pour leur confection. Merci!
A Osc the Weaver et Alexander pour la confection des tokens du premier événement pour le bureau de la châtelaine de IDD.
A Sire Pélandres qui s’est porter volontaires à maintes reprises et que j’ai dû lui offrir un poste d’aide générale afin le lui cacher un petit secret. Merci encore.
A Dame Sunnifa I Hvalseyju, Osc the Weaver et Flavius Felix d’avoir joué cette jolie pièce avant le festin.
A Mistress Rainilt, Master Luke et les autres juges de la compétition, d’avoir pris le temps de parler avec les exposants et d’avoir donné vos commentaires. Ce fut apprécié, merci.
Un grand merci à tous les participants, exposants qui ont su partager leur savoir et leur passion. Et un merci particulier à tous ceux qui sont venus et nous espérons vous revoir bientôt.

En service,
Dame Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh
Co-autocrate de l’événement
Ministre des A&S d’IDD
Châtelaine du Tir Mara
Protégé de Magister Godfroy de Falaise
Apprenti de Maitresse Alisay de Falaise


Filed under: En français, Events

Unofficial Court Report for Black Rose Ball

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-03-18 18:05

Their Majesties Edward and Thyra commence the Black Rose Ball

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 by agency of that same right, second of that name, held upon 14 March in the forty-ninth year of the Society in the Barony of the Bridge; 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.  Her Majesty called forth Lorenz Greylever and endowed him with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy for his good works and noble bearing, the which deed was confirmed with a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned before the Court their good servant Malcolm Bowman and set the question before him whether he would join the Order of the Pelican, answer to be given later that afternoon.

Whereupon the Court was adjourned until later in the afternoon.

Item.  Their Majesties recognized the children who had participated in the Children’s Service Initiative.

Item.  Their Majesties invested Kathleen of Anglespur with the Order of the Tyger’s Cub, the which deed was memorialized with a document authored by Ulrich Reinhart and calligraphed and illuminated by Sorcha Dhocair inghean Ui Ruairc.

Item.  Their Majesties made gifts of sweets to the children of the East.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned Fiónán MacLeóid of Armagh before the Court and awarded Arms to the said Fiónán, the which deed was confirmed in a document calligraphed by Bebhinn inghean Ui Siodhachain and illuminated by Ruaidhri Mac Crimthainn.

Item.  Their Majesties bade Katharine of Kyngesbridge to attend upon them and thereupon awarded her Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Bebhinn inghean Ui Siodhachain.

Item.  Their Majesties gave tokens of welcome to newcomers to the Society.

Item.  Their Majesties inducted Harvey Wynegode into the Order of Terpsichore, the which deed was memorialized with a document calligraphed by Nest verch Tangwistel and written and illuminated by Lorita de Siena.

Item.  Their Majesties bade Karrah the Mischievous to appear before the Court, and thereupon inducted her into the Order of Terpsichore, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Katherine Stanhope.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned Faelan Mac Lochlainn before the Tyger Thrones and, praising his skill with a blade, inducted him into the Order of the Silver Rapier, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Aesa Sturludottir.

Item.  Her Majesty endowed Matilda of Carolingia with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed was memorialized in a document calligraphed by Nest verch Tangwistel and illuminated by Robert of Stonemarche.

Item. Her Majesty summoned Fortune Sancte Keyne before the Court and, acknowledging her many good works, endowed the said Fortune with the Queen’s Queen’s Award of Esteem.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned Malcolm Bowman to answer the question put before him that morning; and further heard testimony from good and honored Peers of the Realm as to the said Malcolm’s virtues and good works; and so hearing and so finding, Their Majesties inducted the said Malcolm into the Order of the Pelican, the which deed was confirmed in a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich and calligraphed and illuminated by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova.

Item.  Their Majesties thanked the musicians playing for the Court and the day’s festivities.

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.

Witnesseth:

Martyn de Haliwell

Yehuda ben Moshe


Filed under: Court, Events Tagged: court report

Eastern Royalty at Gulf Wars – Photobombed – Royals de l’Est aux guerres du Golfe

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-03-18 15:44

Baroness Mylisant Grey, Gazette editor, took photos of the Eastern royalty just before opening ceremonies at Gulf Wars.  An Aethelmearc royal also made an appearance in one of the photos.

Baroness Mylisant Grey, éditeur de la Gazette, a pris des photos de notres royals juste avant l’ouverture des cérémonies aux guerres du Golfe. Un Aethelmearc royal est aussi dans une photo, vous pouvez lui trouver ?


Filed under: En français, Tidings Tagged: aethelmearc, Gulf Wars

Gulf Wars: Diamond Tourney / Tournoi de diamant

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-03-17 20:54

Diamond Tourney at Gulf Wars, Countess Marguerite reporting

The Diamond Tourney is one of the most prestigious tournaments at Gulf Wars. Sponsored by the Diamonds and Roses of Gleann Abhann it features Rapier and Armored combatants. Each sitting Queen is allowed one combatant of each. We are pleased to report that the finals consisted of

Count Cellach MacChormach Midrealm vs King Titus Germanicus of Aethelmearc – photo by Countess Marguerite / Comte Cellach MacChormach Midrealm contre Roi Titus Germanicus de Aethelmearc – photo par Comtesse Marguerite

Count Cellach MacChormach Midrealm and
Dona Anastasia fighting for Queen Thyra of the East.

King Titus Germanicus of Aethelmearc and
Don Blayde of the West fighting for Queen Anna Leigh of Aethelmearc.

Dona Anastasia vs Don Blayde of the West– photo by Countess Marguerite / Dona Anastasia contre Don Blayde, de l’Ouest – photo par Comtesse Marguerite

The victors were Count Cellach and Dona Anasasia for Queen Thyra. Vivat!

 

The victors, Count Cellach and Dona Anasasia with Queen Thyra – photo by Countess Marguerite / Les vainqueurs, Comte Cellach et Dona Anasasia avec la reine Thyra – photo par Comtesse Marguerite

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En francais par Maîtresse Bess avec Behi Kirsa Oyutai. Comtesse Marguerite est la journaliste

Le Tournoi du Diamant est l’un des plus prestigieux à Gulf War. Parrainé par les Diamants et les Roses de Gleann Abhann, on y présente autant des combattants en armure que des escrimeurs. Chaque Reine à droit à un combattant dans chaque discipline.

Comte Cellach MacChormach du Royaume du Milieu et Dona Anastasia se sont battus pour la reine Thyra de l’Est.

Le Roi Titus Germanicus d’Aethelmearc et Don Blayde, de l’Ouest, se sont battus pour la Reine Anna Leigh d’Aethelmearc.

Les vainqueurs ont été Comte Cellach et Dona Anasasia pour la Reine Thyra. Vivat!


Filed under: En français, Events, Fencing, Heavy List, Tidings

Gulf Wars, News from the Front Lines / Gulf Wars, nouvelles du front

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-03-17 14:07

Their Majesties Declare for Trimaris – photo by Countess Marguerite

Countess Marguerite, reporting.

This reporter is standing at Gulf War Opening ceremonies where the Peace Negotiations between Trimaris and Ansteorra have broken down. In an egreegious display of temper the King of Ansteorra Lachlann kicked grass on the shoes of the King Kurn of Trimaris. It looks like there will be War. The East has allied with Trimaris.

There was much entertaining banter during the declaration. Calontir declared for Ansteorra after receiving from them amazing largess (Large S). Athelmaerc declared their sides after inspecting the jewels of both crowns and deciding it was better in Trimaris.

Their Majesties Calontir display the Large S they received from their allies Ansteorra – photo by Countess Marguerite

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En francais par Behi Kirsa Oyutai

Leurs Majestés disent qu’ils vont se battre avec Trimaris – photo par Comtesse Marguerite

Nous sommes présentement à la cérémonie d’ouverture de Gulf War, où les négociations de paix entre le Royaume de Trimaris et Ansteorra sont au point mort. Dans un flagrant mouvement de colère, le Roi d’Ansteorra Lachlann a donné un coup de pied et couvert de poussière les chaussures du Roi Kurn de Trimaris. Il semblerait que ce sera la guerre. Le Royaume de l’Est s’est allié avec Trimaris.

Leurs Majestés Calontir avec les largesses – photo par Comtesse Marguerite

La déclaration fût marquée par d’amusantes badineries. Le Royaume de Calontir s’est déclaré du côté d’Ansteorra après avoir reçu d’eux d’impressionnantes largesses (Large S). Tant qu’à lui, le Royaume d’Athelmaerc, pour déclarer son alliance, a inspecté les joyaux des deux couronnes opposées, avant de décider que ceux de Trimaris étaient mieux.

-Comtesse Marguerite


Filed under: En français, Events, Tidings

Pennsic: EK Royal Scheduling Information / Informations de planification de campement Royal

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-03-17 09:59

“Greetings to the Populace of the East,

We are currently in the process of scheduling events and meetings that will take place in the East Kingdom Royal Encampment during Pennsic. In order to ensure that your group gets the time and space that they need, please contact me with your scheduling needs.”

Lady Wentlyanna Bengrek

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En francais

Si vous avez des affaires nécessitant le campement Royal de Royaume de East à Pennsic, veuillez communiquer avec Lady Wentlyanna Bengrek avec votre demande

(traduction par Maîtresse Bess)


Filed under: Announcements, En français, Official Notices, Pennsic

Omnibus Peerage Proposal Submitted to SCA Board of Directors

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2015-03-15 22:55

Omnibus Peerage Support Badge

The Aethelmearc Gazette reports that a final proposal to create an omnibus peerage for all martial arts under the purview of the Earl Marshal, with the exception of rattan and rapier, was submitted to the Board of Directors  today.  To read more about the proposal including where to find its full text, see the article at the Aethelmearc Gazette.


Filed under: Archery, Equestrian, Thrown Weapons

The Midrealm Gazette

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2015-03-15 15:23

Master Philip the Pilgrim has launched The Midrealm Gazette. If you are interested in reading the news from the Midrealm, you can find their Gazette here.  They are also on Twitter and Facebook.


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: Midrealm

In Memoriam: Master Kali Harlansson of Gotland

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2015-03-15 13:11

Master Kali as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2003

It is with great sadness that the Gazette reports that Master Kali Harlansson of Gotland passed away on March 12, 2015 after a long illness. Kali was well known for his gifts as a story teller and was a beloved member of the Barony of Carolingia. “Tell us a story, Uncle Kali” was the frequent request as people would sit at his feet and wait for him to speak.

“I remember Kali Harlansson as a warm, humorous, gentle and courteous man,” wrote Countess Elspeth. “So courteous, and gentle, that he, being very tall, would usually drop to his knees, with a grin and a twinkle in his eye, so that we could converse at an equal level. I always found this charming, and when I was in a position to do so, I presented Kali Harlansson with my Queens Order of Courtesy.”

Kali was best known for his story-telling and for this work was made a Companion of the Laurel by Their Majesties Kelson and Geneviere. “Kali had the gift of breathing life into stories that were a thousand years old,” wrote Master Alexsandr Yevsha. “When he told a section of an Edda or a Saga it was a fresh as this season’s television. When he talked about ancient political rivalries he made them as captivating as any modern political scandal”.

Master Kali as Oberon and his wife, Mistress Caryl, as Titania in 1982

Kali shared his gift for words, wry sense of humor and deep love of history in the All That column that he wrote for the Carolingian Miniscule and can still be accessed on here.   He taught and encouraged others, formally and informally. Mistress Gwendolyn of Middlemarch remembered his engaging and amusing lectures at the Carolingian Medieval Universities, in particular “Conjugation: The Verb and You” in which he illustrated the verb “to nibble” with small squeaking mice.

Over the years, Kali performed in and directed many plays in the SCA. He was Oberon in the first full length Shakespearean production staged in Carolingia in 1982. Twenty-one years later, he performed again in Midsummer Night’s Dream as Bottom. Baron Fergus MacRae, who directed him in the latter production, remembered Kali as an actor who was “a wonderful man to work with who always brought a warmth to rehearsal and unexpected depths to his roles.”

Kali supported the East through his work in the seneschalate also. He served as seneschal of the Barony of Carolingia and the Canton of the Towers, as well as Central Region Deputy Seneschal. “When I was elected seneschal,” said Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd For, “one of the first things I did was talk to Kali. He generously shared his time and experience. Whenever I needed advice, he was always there with his gentle bits of wisdom and keen observations.”

Master Kali’s Laurel scroll by Mistress Rhonwen, inspired by Aldhelm’s “Riddles,” England, 10th century, and a Gospel, Northumbria, 8th century. The Skald-drapa praise poem by Lady Susanna la Flor was inspired by “The Head-Ransom,” c.935

Early in his SCA career Kali became thegn to then Master Vissevald, along with Johan von Traubenberg and Kobayashi Yutaka. This proved to be two more than Master Vissevald’s lady wife was willing to keep straight, so she addressed them all as “Thegn 1A”. While this was the cause of some confusion for others, it was oddly true that the thegns themselves always knew which one she was addressing.

Master Steffan of Silverwing put words to the loss felt by so many Easterners in this way. “In the early days, although he probably didn’t know it, and would have been surprised by it, he was a mentor to me just by being who he was, an example of How to Be in the world, around other people.”

Kali is survived by his wife, Mistress Caryl de Trecesson, and his children David and Bethany. Messages of condolence may be left at this website, where the obituary can also be read. Details on the memorial service are not yet available, but requests for notice can be sent to memorialservice@dragonbear.com. Memorial donations may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association (www.abta.org) or to the Unitarian Universalist Association (www.uua.org).


Filed under: Tidings