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Master William Blackfox was the author and illustrator of the cartoon Warthaven. He gave generously of his time and talents, and was very supportive of the Kingdom Chroniclers until his untimely death. To honor his memory, the Office of the Society Chronicler sponsors the annual Master William Blackfox Awards to recognize excellence in the work of Chroniclers and newsletter contributors. In 2007, the award was extended to recognize SCA Websites.
We are looking to bring back the William Blackfox awards for websites. Please send me your recommendations, by the end of next week We would like to reward the hard work that our technology folks are doing through out the kingdoms. Here are the categories that you may nominate people and websites from your local group.
Best Appearance – for the best looking website in balance and style. Awarded to the website and the Webminister.
Please send recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Filed under: Official Notices
Unto our Populace,
While we prepare for the joys of spring, we must write to you now on a less welcomed subject. Over the last 6 months, we have been alerted to sanctions imposed by the SCA’s Board of Directors against members in the Kingdom of Atenveldt which greatly troubled our royal cousins. As we looked into the matter, we found that the methods and remedies enacted by the BoD appeared to be inconsistent with the rules of the SCA and the leadership that our organization requires.
We have had brief opportunities to talk with some of the BoD members and believe that they are decent, honorable people working for the benefit of the Society. However, their responses were inadequate for us to maintain our trust in their actions. While the BoD is constrained as to what they can legally disclose, the absence of substantive dialogue is insufficient leadership for a volunteer organization.
The BoD’s mishandling of the sanction process is significant enough to have damaged the public trust. As your crowns, we cannot in good conscience defend the actions of the BoD in this matter. As a volunteer driven organization, it is important that the leadership of the SCA be perceived as fair, responsive and transparent on every level.
It is for these reasons that we have joined our names to a petition to impeach four Directors. Our letter to the Board explaining our position can be read here, along with links to some documentation and to the petitions. [Editor's note: The link originally posted here was to a webpage on the East Kingdom server which no longer exists. This link is to a new webpage.]
We would ask you to individually consider this matter and the future direction of the organization, and then act to keep our Society strong whether by signing this petition, serving at the local, Kingdom, or Society level, or by your everyday interactions.
Thank you all,
Filed under: Corporate
The Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. is accepting applications for the position of Society Chatelaine.
The Society Chatelaine is the officer responsible for training, advising and coordinating public outreach, newcomer acquisition, acclimation and retention for the SCA. This officer is currently a deputy to the Society Seneschal, but plans are underway to create it as a Great Office. Duties include:
Successful candidates for this position must have demonstrated leadership skills, problem solving expertise and experience with project management. A basic understanding of membership marketing principles and chapter development is strongly suggested.
Applicants should be able to travel to other Kingdoms as necessary, and have easy access to phone, mail, and reliable e-mail. An applicant must be a paid member of the Society, and must be able to meet quarterly reporting deadlines in a timely manner.
This position presents the opportunity to help preserve the rich traditions of the Society, and assure its future by assisting in recruiting and retaining newcomers. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help introduce people to this game and will have long term, positive impact on thousands of participants across the world.
As the SCA is the largest historic recreation organization in the world, with a membership of over 30,000 across the globe, the successful candidate will be assuming a role which not only offers the opportunity to grow the SCA, but to obtain significant professional experience, despite it being an unpaid position.
Résumés, including SCA offices held and awards received, must be sent via email to email@example.com. Résumés must be received by May 30, 2013. The incoming Chatelaine will begin working with the outgoing Chatelaine in September 2013, in preparation for taking over the position in January 2014.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to Luce Antony Venus, Society Chatelaine via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
You may also email email@example.com.
This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.
Filed under: Corporate, Official Notices Tagged: Chatelaine, corporate
Greetings unto the populace of the East Kingdom,
Their Highnesses wish to travel to many events during the reign and are therefore in need of many favors to aid in representing the East Kingdom abroad, as well as to recognize the populace of the East within our own boundaries. Any and all who wish to make favors for Her Highness are welcome, regardless of skill level or experience.
For those gentles who wish to aid in the making of HRH Kiena’s favors, the link to the instructions can be found here:
The favors are the same design as Her Highness’s previous reign, a navy K with a thistle with purple flower and green stem. Favors may be rendered in any medium you wish (embroidery, painting, beading, etc). If you wish to add something small to the design to denote the second reign feel free to do so however you wish, but it is not required.
Favor kits are available to anyone who wishes to help with the creation of favors. Some kits will be available at Coronation for those who are interested, or contact the favor coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your help!
Filed under: Arts and Sciences Tagged: favors, largesse
The Court of our most excellent prince and lord, Edward II, by grace most illustrious King of the East, and Thyra, his Queen by agency of the same grace, begun and held at the Barony of Settmour Swamp, on 23 March A.S. 47, being the feast of the Thawing of the Mud; on which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm and the great men of the kingdom, earls, barons, freeholders and commissioners of the burghs to hear the following publicly proclaimed:
Item. Upon the field that morning, their Majesties convened their Court and summoned before them Bleiddwn Emrys and, praising his great skill at arms, inducted the said Bleiddwn into the Order of the Tygers Combatant with the acclaim of the assembled companions and memorialized in a document created by Vettorio Antonello.
Item. Don Pieter Rausch of Ansteorra approached their Majesties and begged to have words with the Queen’s Rapier Champion, Davius Sainct-Jacques, where upon the said Pieter released the said Davius from his oath as a cadet so that the said Davius could by their Majesties’ hands be elevated and inducted into the Order of the Golden Rapier, the which deed was thereupon enacted with the acclaim of the assembled companions and memorialized in a document authored and illuminated by Ian Raven of Tadcaster and calligraphed by Annys Wolf of Wharram Percy.
Item. Their Majesties then sent the worthy ladies Elizabeth Elenore Lovell and Amy Webbe each to sit vigil for the Order of the Laurel.
Item. Their Majesties accepted the fealty of Raffaella Mascolo as the new Kingdom Webminister.
Item. Their Majesties accepted the fealty of Vienna de la Mer as the new Kingdom Chatelaine.
Their Majesties’ Court was then continued in the evening of the date aforesaid, whereupon their Majesties did and caused to be done the following:
Item. Their Majesties exchanged gifts and words of good will with their Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Ealdormere, who were visiting the East Kingdom and attended upon their Majesties’ Court.
Item. Their Majesties accepted the resignation of Baron Alexander and Baroness Rhiannon of Settmour Swamp, the said Baron and Baroness bearing weary and wishing to retire from the baronial seat. In thanks for their long and faithful service, their Majesties presented Alexander MacGregor of Settmour with a stained glass created by Liesl Luder with calligraphy by Aesa Lokabrenna. Their Majesties likewise elevated Rhianon de Carreg Cennan to the status of a Baroness of their Court, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich and created by Isabel Chamberlaine.
Item. Their Majesties invested Erec le Clair as the new Baron of Settmour Swamp and Jehannine de Flandres as the new Baroness of Settmour Swamp, the said Erec and the said Jehannine having been selected by the great trial of pulling the spade from the mud. Erec received a document created by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski; Jehannine received a document created by Sarra the Lymner. Whereupon, their Majesties accepted the fealty of the new Baron and Baroness of Settmour Swamp.
Item. Their Majesties caused those good gentles new to our Society to be brought before the Tyger Thrones, and did gift each with tokens of the day.
Item. Their Majesties summoned the children of the East Kingdom and shared with them toys donated by la Chambre des Dames d’Alisay and others.
Item. Their Majesties inducted Maerryn the Curious into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub.
Item. For their generosity to the Shire of Silver Rylle, their Majesties caused Todd and Samantha of Aaron’s Books to be named as Booksellers to the Crown, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Eularia Trewe.
Item. Their Majesties summoned before the Court their servant Maelgwn ap Cadwgan and awarded him Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Karin Jacobsdotter.
Item. Their Majesties called Karin Jacobsdotter into the Court and awarded her Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Heather Rose de Gordoun.
Item. Their Majesties summoned Sofia of Østgarðr before the thrones and awarded her Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Lada Monguligin.
Item. Their Majesties summoned Bjorvig Huldarson into the Court and awarded him Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Mariette de Bretagne.
Item. Their Majesties awarded Arms to Caera Fitzpatrick, the which deed was memorialized in a document illuminated by Nyfain merch Cohel and calligraphed by Mariette de Bretagne.
Item. Their Majesties summoned before the Thrones the good gentleman Michael Corvo and delivered unto him the words of their ancestors of blessed memory Timothy and Gabrielle awarding him Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document by Edward MacGuyver.
Item. His Majesty invested Michel Wolffauer with the King’s Esteem of Merit in recognition of his worthy labors as Kingdom Exchequer.
Item. Her Majesty appointed Edith Steyning as a Seamstress to the Crown.
Item. Their Majesties caused Lylie of Penhyll and Ignacia la Ciega to be invested with the Order of the Burdened Tyger in grateful thanks for the splendor of their Coronation celebration. Documents memorializing the occasion were created by Kayleigh McWhyte.
Item. Their Majesties also gave thanks to the following individuals who helped to create their Coronation celebration: Mistress Aife, Master Steffan, Mistress Deonna, Lady Jaquelinne, Lord Joel of Vestfell, Mistress Eleanor, Master Jaji, and Thane Athelhafoc, Lady Siobhan and their family.
Item. Their Majesties endowed Caitrina Gordon to be invested with the Order of the Burdened Tyger in grateful thanks for the 12th Night Feast.
Item. Their Majesties gave thanks to the following individuals who helped to create the splendor of the 12th Night feast: Lord Sterling de la Rosa, Lady Saikhan Saran, Lady Zhelana Tomeslavitsa, Lady Triona MacCaskey, Lady Diana Monroe, Lord Griffin of Iron Bog, and Tucker of Iron Bog.
Item. Their Majesties summoned into their presence the good lady Eleanor Callaghan and, in recognition of her many labors for the benefit of the Barony of Settmour Swamp, inducted her into the Order of the Silver Crescent with the great acclaim of the assemblage, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich and calligraphed and illuminated by Anna Mickel von Salm.
Item. The Order of the Silver Crescent being as of yet incomplete, their Majesties summoned Pascual de la Mar before the Court and caused him to be inducted into the aforenamed Order for his service to the rapier community.
Item. Her Majesty called Oscad de Segovia into the royal presence and invested him with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed was memorialized in a document calligraphed by Kayleigh McWhyte and illuminated by Magnus of Ealdormere.
Item. Her Majesty summoned Matthias Tiberius, the Weasel, into the Royal presence and endowed him with her Queen’s Honor of Distinction.
Item. Her Majesty called Lorenzo il Confuso before the Tyger Thrones and, in recognition of his work administering and maintaining records for the Inter-Kingdom Archery Competition, endowed him with her Queen’s Honor of Distinction, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Eva Woderose.
Item. Their Majesties summoned before the Court their servant Goerijs Goriszoon and, in acknowledgement of his skills in playing the hurdy-gurdy, inducted him into the Order of the Troubador, the which deed was memorialized in a scroll authored by Theodora Bryennissa and calligraphed and illuminated by Wulfgar Silverbraid.
Item. Their Majesties called before the Court the good lady Cassandra Matis and, extolling her talents in the areas of naalbinding, cheese making, smoked meats and German style cooking, invested and endowed the said Cassandra with the Order of the Maunche, the which deed was memorialized with the gift of a carved bone drinking horn created by Freygerdr in storrada Halladottir, carved with words by Asgar Roufson.
Item. The Order of the Maunche being as yet incomplete, their Majesties summoned Lillian atte Valeye, famed for her work in illumination and doll-making, and caused her to be inducted into the aforenamed Order, the which deed was memorialized in a document illuminated by Kis Maria and calligraphed by Jonathan Blaecstan.
Item. Their Majesties called Mael Eoin mac Echuid before the Thrones and, in thanks for his worthy labors at Gulf Wars and Estrella War, invested him with the Tyger of the Foreign Legions.
Item. Their Majesties likewise endowed Breuse de Taraunt with the Tyger of the Foreign Legions.
Item. Their Majesties summoned into their presence Aethelhavok Keyfinder and Siubhan Wallace and, in thanks for their great aid and assistance in their foreign travels, invested them with the Tyger of the Foreign Legions.
Item. Their Majesties called Elizabeth Elenore Lovell to stand before the Tyger Thrones and give answer to the question put before her as to whether she would join the Order of the Laurel. Responding in the affirmative, their Majesties then took testimony from worthy Peers as to the aforenamed Elizabeth’s qualities and, finding the deed to be right, good and just, inducted the aforenamed Lady into the Order of the Laurel, with all the rights, privileges and liberties appertaining thereto, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Anastasia Gutane, calligraphed by Eleanor Catlyng, and illuminated by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova.
Item. Their Majesties then summoned Amy Webbe and put again the question to her whether she would join the Order of the Laurel; and the said Amy responding affirmatively, their Majesties took testimony from worthy Peers as to the said Amy’s qualities; finding the said Amy to be noble and worthy, their Majesties thereupon inducted the said Amy into the Order aforenamed, with all rights, privileges and liberties appertaining thereto, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Ryan McWhyte, illuminated by Kis Maria and calligraphed by Kayleigh McWhyte.
Item. Their Majesties called Alexandre Lerot d’Avigne to stand before the Tyger Thrones and, praising his many worthy qualities, his singular good character and noteworthy virtue, found him fit and deserving to be created the sixteenth Tyger of the East. The said Alexandre was then gifted with tokens of his new status, including a document authored in Latin by Alys Mackyntoich and Galefridus Peregrinus and calligraphed by Isabel Chamberlaine.
Item. Her Highness Kiena, heir to the Tyger Throne, invited all to attend upon her at a great celebration to be held upon 6 April in Carillion.
I do hereby bear witness and upon the strength of my signature confirm that the aforesaid was done upon the date and in the place aforesaid.
Alys Mackyntoich, Vox Regis
Filed under: Court Tagged: court, court report, Edward and Thyra, mudthaw, Settmour Swamp
Having been given, and embraced, the task of coordinating the Office of Vox Regis for the upcoming reign of Their Highnesses Gregor and Kiena, I am in search of those who would desire involvement. Whether you have merely the first spark of interest in Court Heraldry, have run a Royal Court in the past, or fall somewhere inbetween, there is need of your help. Please join us and make known your offer of assistance.
Joyfully In Service to Kingdom and Crown,
Filed under: Court Tagged: heraldry, royals
Laurels and Pelicans took to the field with boffers last year and raised over $3,200 for the Royal Travel Fund. They faced off in three melees, and Pelicans took bragging rights by winning best two out of three. This year there will be a rematch at Panteria in May.
Two of last year’s favorite parts – silly specialty weapons and fighting nicknames – will be back. Last year the 24 peers taking part included the Kountess of Kaos, Mistress of Mayhem, Countess Plays Like Husky, Demon Queen of Heraldry, Baroness Happy Pants and The Killigrapher. The weapons they used depended on how much money they raised.
Weapons ranged from $25 for a single dagger to $100 for specialty weapons. Specialty weapons included a boffer rose, perm of death (flail wearing a wig), giant ladle, bourbon bottle, Grendel’s severed arm and a very large clipboard.
Mistress Katherine Barr of Cumberland had the most unusual weapon form, namely Master Dietrich Schwelgengräber. They bet each other who could raise the most money. She won and wielded him as her weapon.
This year’s melees will again be sponsored by Fergus MacRae, Baron Carolingia. Laurels or Pelicans who would like to participate should contact Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd For or Countess Svava Þorgeirsdóttir. More information on how to sponsor a participant will be available at the Laurels vs. Pelicans website, where you can currently see photos of last year’s competitors
Filed under: Events, Tidings Tagged: Laurels vs. Pelicans
The authority for and actions by the Board of Directors are granted by and described solely within the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the SCA (our Governing Documents). With respect to sanctions, this authority is found within Section V.C.3 of the Bylaws and Sections II.D and II.E of the Corporate Policies. The rest of our Governing Documents describe the authority and policies that govern Officers of the corporation, not the authority and/or policies of the Board.
The document titled “Board of Directors Procedures Manual” was a document created in 2004 as an internal set of suggested guidelines for earlier Boards of Directors. The document was outdated and has not guided the actions of the Board of Directors for at least the past seven years. That Manual should have been rescinded and removed from the website once the current Board was made aware of the document. The Board had discussed such action many months previously, and made certain the document was properly removed at the January 2013 meeting.
All recognized SCA websites providing official documents clearly display the disclaimer that “information on these pages will always be superseded by paper copy available from the Milpitas office. Those versions of documents are authoritative for all purposes” – and the Policy on Electronic Communications within our Governing Documents clarifies that the governing version of all documents are those available in printed form from the SCA Stock Clerk, and that disputes over documents are always decided in favor of the printed version available through the Stock Clerk.
Although no such authoritative paper copy of the “Board of Directors Procedures Manual” was ever made available from the Milpitas office, the Board recognized that some recently sanctioned individuals may have relied on the contents of the Manual to guide their actions and expectations during the investigation and sanction process. As a result, the Board agreed to hear the appeal of those recently sanctioned individuals who included as part of their appeals that reliance on the language in the Manual may have prejudiced the investigation, resolution and/or sanction decision, whether or not “new” evidence was presented to the Board in the appeal. The Board took any reliance upon that Manual into account in the consideration of such appeals.
The Board of Directors has directed the Society Seneschal to review and revise the sanctions and investigations process, and the Society Seneschal has been working to consolidate information regarding sanctions for the SCA into a single document. The Society Seneschal is also working to streamline the entire sanctions and investigations process. He has engaged the Kingdom Seneschals and the Grand Council to assist in these significant undertakings. Proposed revisions will be presented to the Board for review when complete. Once these processes and documents are approved, they will be available to all participants on the corporate website and officially available through the Stock Clerk in the Milpitas office.
The first step in this process was to revise the Seneschal’s Handbook, to streamline that Handbook and remove the references to sanctions in that document, in anticipation of a consolidated sanctions process. That revised Handbook was approved at the January 2013 meeting and the Society Seneschal will be communicating with all Kingdom Seneschals in the next few weeks.
As always, any potential changes to Corpora will be communicated out to the membership for commentary. We encourage anyone with recommendations for improving these processes to communicate with the Seneschallate and/or the Board via email@example.com.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.
Filed under: Law and Policy, Official Notices
Hrim Schola has gone on the road! The Shire of Quintavia wishes to welcome you to Hrim Schola XVII, the East’s annual schola celebrating the fiber arts. As is customary, classes will be scheduled throughout the day with enough time in between to enjoy Lord Aleksei Dmitriev’s sideboard, shop and visit with friends.
Merchants are welcome but tables are limited, so please contact the reservation clerk to reserve tables. Come, learn, eat, shop, enjoy!
Class offering and schedules can be found here.
Site Opens: 10 AM
Clinton Presbyterian Church
Note: While the main floor of our site is fully handicapped accessible, the second floor is not. If you have mobility concerns, please contact our Accessibility Porter and we will ensure your classes are all on the main floor.
Full Event Details and contact information can be found at:
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events
Greetings (again) to all who receive these words!
There will be something new this year at Pennsic University, it will be a specific track of classes for Youth & Family.
I would ask that you all take a moment to pass this message on to any of your Kingdom, Province, Barony, Shire, Household, or other SCA-interest-based list. Even if you aren’t planning to be at Pennsic this year, you may reach someone who is, that I might not otherwise be able to reach.
The Youth & Family Track classes can be on a variety of topics, but they are typically designed either to incorporate an Adult+Child(ren) activity (e.g. – “Me & My Shadow Belly Dance Class”) or be about youth-related/themed activities in the SCA (e.g. – “Youth Archery in the SCA, how to get started”). These classes are for being taught in Pennsic University Tents, and are scheduled through Pennsic University.
The general site for Pennsic University is http://www.PennsicUniversity.org
The registration site is http://thing.pennsicuniversity.org/
In addition to these class offerings, classes specifically designed for Youth must be scheduled via and held at Youth Point. To register these classes, please e-mail me and my staff at Pennsic.Youth@gmail.com
The deadline for all class registrations, is Monday, April 15th so please do not wait to go sign up for a class.
Several people requested this as a specific track for classes, however, so far we’ve only received two class registrations. With the registration deadline fast approaching, I would like to encourage anyone who is interested in teaching, hosting an activity or roundtable, to please register on the P. U. website and submit their classes.
If there is a class you’re interested in possibly teaching, but aren’t sure where it might fit in, please e-mail me as soon as possible atPennsic.Youth@gmail.com
My thanks to you all for your time and participation in Youth Activities throughout the Society!
My best to you all,
Lord Martyn de Halliwell, COT
Filed under: Events
Pennsic is fast-approaching, with Land Grab Saturday less than 123 days away! I would ask that each of you pass on my message to your relative Kingdom, Province, Regional, and even local e-mail and social media lists/groups. Even if you are unable to help on the ground at Pennsic, getting word out is always greatly appreciated!
As many of you know, different Kingdoms often sponsor a day of activities and/or classes at Youth Point, this has served as the primary source of activity for Youth Point. Last year the Midrealm, the East, Æthelmearc, and Atlantia all sponsored a day of classes and activities at Youth Point. This year we’ve also got the regularly scheduled fishing class with field trip, and the Youth A&S Display, there are also three different age tracks in the Youth Theatre Program, a Youth Choir, and of course, Youth Point closes down during the Atlantia-sponsored Children’s Fete to be held in the new Great Hall this year.
While these are all fantastic activities, it is my goal this year to have Youth Point open more during the entirety of Pennsic. Last year, we didn’t open until Friday, and this year, we’d like to open starting Tuesday, July 23rd. In order to do that though, I need to have appropriate activities scheduled ahead of time.
Therefore, I am opening up Youth Point to any Kingdom, Shire, Household, Barony, Province, Canton, or group of friends that would like to donate even just a few hours of their time to providing classes or activities for Youth at Pennsic. Youth Point is open every morning from 9AM – Noon, and then re-opens from 1PM – 4PM. Any group interested in sponsoring time at Youth Point can take an entire day, a half, day, or even just a one or two hour time slot.
Youth Point actually has a vast array of craft supplies, games, toys, and other items of interest that are available for your use during your time at Youth Point, and as a Department Head, I also have a budget which can be used to obtain additional supplies.
As for needing to worry about background checks or being a Chancellor Minor / Youth Officer, no need to worry! Several of us on staff at point are already background checked, and can be available during your time at Youth Point.
In order to get the appropriate schedule into the Pennsic Site Book, and to guarantee that we’ll be able to open Youth Point earlier this year, please be sure to contact me no later than MONDAY, APRIL 15th.
The best way to reach me is via email@example.com.
I thank all of you for your time and dedication to the Youth of the Society, and look forward to speaking with many of you in the coming weeks and months.
Also, if anyone is interested in joining Youth Point Staff, we have a great time, and are always looking for more volunteers to join us.
My best to you all,
Filed under: Events
From Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Vox Regis
Their Majesties intend to have a brief morning Court at Mudthaw, starting at 11:00 a.m. on the field.
Filed under: Court, Events
Filed under: Official Notices, Uncategorized Tagged: backlog scrolls, tyger signet
Filed under: Events, Uncategorized Tagged: auction
Greetings Unto those good gentles attending the festivities at Mudthaw! We invite you to help in the effort to pad the war chest as the drums grow louder toward this Pennsic War! A fundraising effort will be taking place that will pay homage to our four legged friends. Those loyal steeds that ride into battle and those who stay by our sides in comfort. Make ready the fan fare as a great tournament approaches at the Coronation of Gregor IV and Kiena II! Your donation will sponsor one of the horses that will be taking part in the festivities at Coronation. You may bestow the honor on the horse of your choice if you are attending Coronation or you may send your honors to the steed with wishes of luck.
Cookies/Muffins suitable for horses will be the tokens for purchase. There will also be dog treats for your own four-legged companions as well as some gentle friendly fare. We encourage you to show your support and declare for these brave and gallant riders and horses taking the field for the celebration of the Coronation of our Monarchs.
All proceeds benefit the war chest.
Filed under: Equestrian Tagged: equestrian, hounds
This April you can attend a coronation, a court of love, learn about brewing, play silly peasant games, fence, fight, shoot, throw weapons, dance, play board games and watch someone win a tournament that will gain them the privilege of making their consort Princess of these Eastern lands. Where will you be this month?
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Filed under: Events
Lady Elysabeth Underhill, East Kingdom University Chancellor, is pleased to announce a new resource on the East Kingdom University website.
The EKU staff will try to keep this list updated throughout the year. It is hoped that this list could be useful for those looking to learn a specific skill, or for teachers who may want to get some practice delivering their class before Pennsic!
If there is an event not listed that should be, please contact the EKU’s webminister, Norana Cantrell
Filed under: Arts and Sciences Tagged: a&s, events
The Shire of Hartshorn-dale (Blue Bell, PA) invites one and all to A Day in the Solar: Saturday, June 8, 2013 1:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Come and enjoy a day in the solar. Work on some embroidery or your hand sewing of garb. An area will also be set up for those doing more modern garb work (sewing machines). We will also have an area set up for those who wish to practice a more period experience; an “enchanted ground” if you will, where no modern equipment (other than what the site has for us in electric lights, etc.) will be in evidence. Another area will be available for guild meetings. Contact the event coordinator (email at the end of this article) to schedule time for your group.
All those folks doing hand work and socializing will need some entertainment, and we hope that musicians, bards, story tellers and entertainers will join us to amuse and be amused. Food is being provided (John Marshall atte Forde is our head cook) but attendees are welcome, nay invited, to bring things they want to share. Desserts will particularly be welcome. There is no site fee, but donations will be gladly accepted to help defray costs (should donations exceed costs, they will be donated to the church that so graciously allows us to use their facilities).
All attendees will be asked to sign in and either show proof of membership or sign the waiver. Since there is no fee, pre-registration is not necessary, but if you know you’re planning to come, a note to the coordinator (email address below) will be appreciated for planning purposes.
Questions about food are encouraged to be directed to the coordinator before the day of the event.
The event is at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1802 Skippack Pk., Blue Bell, PA 19422 near the intersection of Rt 202 and 73, slightly north of Norristown. See the event announcement on the East Kingdom website for detailed directions.
The coordinator for this event is Elizabet Marshall who can be contacted at kandyflingATgmailDOTcom.
Filed under: Events Tagged: a&s, Bardic, events, Hartshorn-dale
At the Trimaris Rapier Tournament this morning, Davius Saint Jacques, Queen Thyra’s Rapier Champion was given an award for being most courteous. John Drake of Ansteorra was awarded most effective period fighting style. Don Donovan of the East Kingdom placed fourth in the tournament, Fergus of the Middle Kingdom placed third, Don Quintin Brilliant also of the East placed 2nd and John Drake won the tournament. The tournament used the bear pit format.
Filed under: Fencing
Item. Their Majesties summoned the children of the East Kingdom before the Tyger Thrones and shared with them toys donated by la Chambre des Dames d’Alisay and and many others.
Item. Their Majesties welcomed those new to the Society and gifted each with tokens of the day.
Item. Their Majesties called before the Court Lillie von der Tann and thereupon awarded her Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook.
Item. Their Majesties summoned into their presence Pandaulf of Fenmere and, in praise of his work with thrown weapons, thereupon inducted him into the Order of the Golden Mantle, the which deed was memorialized with the gift of a wooden axe carved with runic text by Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea.
Item. Her Majesty caused Olafr inn orvi Haraldsson to be recognized with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Sunniva Ormstung.
Item. Her Majesty invested Simona bat Leone with the token of the Queen’s Honor of Distinction.
Item. Their Majesties summoned into the Court their servant Peronelle de Croy and thereupon awarded her Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Magdalena von Kirschberg.
Item. Their Majesties called into their presence Maurin Lessault, whereupon Her Majesty invested the said Maurin with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy; and their Majesties did further praise the exemplary skills of the said Maurin in the field of dance, whereupon their Majesties summoned the Order of the Maunche and inducted the said Maurin into the Order aforenamed, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Asenath Chamberly of Morrismount, illuminated by Eleanore MacCarthaigh and calligraphed by Kenric of Essex. Mistress Asenath then presented the said Maurin with the gift of an embroidered sleeve, with work done by Vibeke Steensdottir, Kristen de Kennett, Caelia Blackwolf, Briana Douglase and Ibhlin an Fraisch.
Item. Their Majesties summoned Arylyn faerth Bronwyn before the Tyger Thrones and thereupon awarded the said Arylyn Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Ulrich Reinhart and callirgraphed and illuminated by Sorcha Dhocair inghean Ruairc.
Item. Their Majesties called into their presence Hermankyn of Quintavia (formerly known as Hermankin of Carolingia) and, praising his passion for and skills in the art of dance, inducted him into the Order of the Terpsichore, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille.
Item. Master Yosef Alaric of the Baliset approached the Court, and begged the boon in ancient form that Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook might be admitted to the Peerage for her noble and long-standing works on behalf of the Kingdom. Their Majesties took the testimony of representatives of the Peerages and concluded that the boon sought by Master Yosef was right and just, and thereupon inducted the said Eowyn into the Order of the Pelican with Arms by Letters Patent, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Alisoun MacCoul of Elphane, illuminated by Caryl de Trecessan and calligraphed by Eleanor Catlyng.
Item. His Majesty announced his will and desire to select a Dance Champion in stand in stead of the King when necessary. He called forth the aforenamed Maurin Lessault and presented him with a token, and bade the said Maurin to watch for other dancers of quality, then pass the token on to a deserving dancer for the next dance, and bade that all dancers so honored to do likewise afterwards. Whereupon a great festival of dancing was held and all dancers obeyed the lawful command of their King, at the end of which it was recognzied that Philip White was the most excellent and deserving dancer of the day and worthy to be named to stand in the King’s stead; His Majesty did then further tender to the said Philip the token of the King’s Esteem of Merit.
All these things were done and lawfully enacted by Their Majesties’ hands in the presence of witnesses, upon the Feast of the Forty Martyrs. Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Their Majesties’ Herald, wrote this, upon the good report of Master Justin du Coeur.
Mistress Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea
Lady Caitriona of Greenwood Isle
Lord Gundormr Dengir
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