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Period or Not…Names

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2014-06-20 08:37

This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found in the SCA’s period.  If you would like to suggest a name, send an email to the Gazette.

Today’s name is Hamish.

The male name Hamish is one of those names that is generally believed
to be period, but for which we have no evidence. All of the research
to date shows that Hamish did not evolve until the 19th century, when
it began to be used either as an Anglicized form of the Gaelic male
name Seumas or as a variant of the name James.[1]

While it is possible that new information could support Hamish as a
medieval or Renaissance given name at some point in the future, right
now it is not registerable.

So what should a person who wants to be “Hamish” in the SCA do? Well,
names do not need to be registered. In the East Kingdom, a person can
obtain awards and receive scrolls even without a registered name.
Alternatively, one could register a different formal name, such as
James, and use “Hamish” as a nickname.

Finally, there are some period and documentable given names that are
close in sound and appearance to Hamish. For example, the Family
Search Historical Records show “Hammash Munkastle” as the name of a
boy christened in 1609 in Lincoln, England.[2] “Heymish” is an early
17th cen. English surname, which can be used as a given name based on
the documented pattern of using very late period English surnames in
this manner.[3] “Hemish” likewise is an early 17th cen. English
surname that can be used as a given name.[4] Any of these options
give the look and feel of the name “Hamish” while also being
documentable and registerable. All of them can be combined with an
English, Scots or Anglicized Irish surname.

[1] James MacDoual, 7/2000 LoAR, A-Meridies.

[2] Hammash Munkastle; Male; 27 Jul 1609; St Peter-at-Arches’,
Lincoln, Lincoln, England; Batch: C02569-3

[3] Eleoner Heymish; Female; Marriage; 05 Nov 1604; West Hendred,
Berkshire, England; Batch: M13001-1

[4] Magaret Hemish; Female; Marriage; 04 Dec 1626; East Tisted,
Hampshire, England; Batch: M14663-1

Filed under: Heraldry Tagged: names

Resubscribe to the EK Discussion Lists

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2014-06-18 16:13

With the recent migration to new East Kingdom servers, members have been advised that they need to resubscribe to the various discussion lists. Duchess Katherine would like people to know that resubscription is only required for the discussion lists. There is no need to resubscribe to the polling lists.

Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: discussion lists

Pennsic Pre-Reg Extended to Wednesday June 18th

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2014-06-17 18:10

Due to the server downtime on the Cooper’s website yesterday, paid Pennsic Registration has been extended through 11:59pm, Wednesday, June 18th.

There is a link to register on the Pennsic War Site. The Cooper’s Site lists registration as closed, but has changed the date, and you are still able to register.

Filed under: Pennsic

Web Team Working on Migration Issues

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-06-16 15:34

Lady Raffaella Mascolo, EK Webminister, and her team are working to resolve the issues that remain from the server migration over the weekend. She assures the Gazette that solutions will be achieved as soon as possible, and asks everyone affected to please have patience.

Most changes were implemented gradually and with minimal impact over the last month or so, but many people have been affected by the more visible purging last Friday of all the e-mail discussion lists hosted on the EK servers. Note that there were many special interest lists and officer staff lists affected, not just the award Order discussion lists, and some lists’ administrators and subscribers did not realize that they would be affected by the final move last Friday.

The subscribers of every list “at eastkingdom dot org” were purged, and only the list titles and administrators were set up on the new server. Members of the lists were instructed to re-subscribe beginning today (see Mailing List Migration), but the transfer has been complicated by the many people who attempted to re-subscribe between Friday and Sunday.

If you tried today to re-subscribe to any lists, your request is probably pending approval by the administrators of each list; you should receive an automated message when your request is approved. If your request was made before today, it may or may not be pending. To this writer’s knowledge, NO approval messages have gone out, except for lists that can be joined without administrator approval. If you have not yet received an approval message, please wait a day or so before worrying, re-trying or inquiring.

The best way to re-subscribe to the Order discussion and polling distribution lists is through the Polling Lists page.

For other lists (such as “exchequers” or “ekchatelaines”, etc.) send an e-mail from your account to:
substituting listname with the actual name of the list you wish to join; the message body and subject line can be left empty, or just put “subscribe”.

Some special interest groups may be taking this opportunity to set up new e-mail lists hosted elsewhere. If a list you were on has another way of communicating with its members (such as a FaceBook page or Google Group), check there for instructions.

Update, 6:30pm June 16, 2014:

The moderators for the lists / polling orders have been informed that the
lists are active again. PLEASE give them time to approve all requests to
join back to discussion lists and polling order lists.
Raffaella Mascolo
EK Web Minister

Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: email discussion lists, webminister, websites

Agenda for Next EK Curia

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-06-16 09:58

Mistress Mercedes Vera de Calafia, Seneschale of the East Kingdom, wishes to share the following:

The agenda for the next curia has been posted on the Seneschal’s page. Curia will be at Southern Region War Camp, June 28th 10am.

Filed under: Law and Policy, Official Notices Tagged: agenda, curia

Last Day for Paid PreReg for Pennsic

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-06-15 23:24

Photo by Cateline la Broderesse

Paid registration for Pennsic ends on Monday, June 16th at 11:59pm EDT.  The size of the land allotted to a group is determined by the number of people who preregister by this deadline.  Unpaid online registration is available until July 11th.  Preregistration is available at this website.

Filed under: Pennsic

Call for Kingdom Event Bids

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-06-15 23:12

Photo by Baroness Cateline la broderesse

The following message is from Their Royal Highnesses, Edward and Thyra

Greetings to the East Kingdom,

We are eagerly anticipating the events that we will get to spend with all of you throughout the kingdom. We are seeking hosts for the major kingdom events, as we arrange our travel schedule. As we would like to see as many of you as we can, we are looking to merge landmark events together, such as investitures, champions events, and major annual events.

If you are contemplating entering a bid, please talk to us first regarding dates. We are listing some of our preferred dates below, which will fit into our progress. Please refer to the Royal Progress calendar to avoid other scheduled events such as foreign wars. Please contact us if you have any questions at all.

Coronation, 9/27 preferred
bids were due 6/1 (needed asap)

Fall Crown (northern region), 11/1 preferred
bids are due 7/1

12th Night, early January
bids were due 6/1 (needed asap)

Fencing Championship, Oct-Dec
bids 6/1 (needed asap)

Bards’ Championship, Feb-Mar
bids are due 10/1

A&S Championship, Feb-Mar
bids are due 7/1

Thank you to everyone for their hard work in running the Kingdom level events!
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Edward & Thyra
Prince & Princess

Filed under: Events, Official Notices

East Kingdom Mailing List Migration Begins Today

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2014-06-13 10:14

This morning, anyone who is subscribed to a mailing list through the domain (including the discussion lists for all the Kingdom orders) recieved an email notifying them they have been unsubscribed from the list.

This ‘purge’ of the mailing lists is one small part of a long-planned part of the of the migration of the web servers which host the domain.

The email discussion lists (which include both the order lists and officer-specific lists such as the Seneschal’s list and the Exchequer’s list) will be available again on Monday, June 16th. However, the list and web administrators are taking an opt-in approach to the process of re-subscribing, which means that people who wish to continue to subscribe to these lists must manually resubscribe starting on Monday. It is very important that you do not re-subscribe before Monday, June 16th.

To resubscribe, or to see a list of email lists affected, click here. Again, please do not re-subscribe before Monday, June 16th.

Filed under: Official Notices Tagged:, email discussion lists, mailing lists, pollings, server migration, webminister

From the Silent Heraldry Deputy

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2014-06-10 15:51
Unto All Silent Heralds, Students of Silent Heraldry, and Other Interested Parties of the Known World,
Greetings from Nesscia, Silent Heraldry Deputy to the SCA Laurel Sovereign of Arms.
As the summer progresses and events happen, we have the opportunity to come together around the Known World in small groups to share ideas and talk about what what is happening now and what we would like to see happen with the future.

I would like to know what your thoughts are. Whether individual thoughts, or meeting notes, please do send them to me at silentherald<at>heraldry<dot>sca<dot>org

By being involved and sending me your notes, ideas and thoughts, we can all work together to shape policy and influence silent heraldry for years to come.

Ever in service,
Filed under: Corporate, Court, Heraldry, Official Notices Tagged: court heraldry, heraldry, Laurel Sovereign of Arms, silent heraldry, Silent Heralds, voice heraldry

For Honor, Glory and Laughs

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2014-06-10 10:40

The Kountess of Kaos at the first LvP is now entered as the Duchess of Discord.

Seven Laurels, seven pelicans and many silly weapons are ready to take the field but they need your help.  The list of peers taking part in the annual Laurels vs. Pelicans boffer challenge is up on the website.  These peers face off with boffer weapons to raise money for the Pennsic war chest, which funds Pennsic costs such as the hospitality tent and royalty dinner.  The peers and their current totals are listed below.


Laurels Pelicans Mistress Elizabeth Eleanore Lovell
The Bee Keeper
Weapon: Catherine Wheel buckler with bloody tips and a flail of bumble bees
Music: Donor’s Choice! $0.00 Mistress Mercedes de Calafia
La Matadora (The Bull Fighter)
Weapon: Seneschal’s Key of Entirely Appropriate Conduct
Music: Bizet’s Toreador Song $25.00 Mesterno Tyzes “Zsof” Sofia
The Magyar Mangler of the Midrealm
Weapon: The Cameron
Music: TBD $35.00 Mistress Alys Mackyntoich
Her Infernal Splendor, Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Ogress Herald,
Demonon Queen of Fence, Word-wielder, Destroyer of Knees, Crusher of the
Hopes and Dreams of the Weak, Hammer of the Insipid
Weapon: Two Sword
Music: Theme from Jaws $85.00 Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair
The Battling Banfili
Weapon: Ogham covered Standing Stone
Music: O Fortuna $10.00 Sir Tanaka Raiko
Dieter Langenstaffen
Weapon: The Giant Staff of Floppiness
Music: We are the Champions $0.00 Master Alaric MacConnal
Master of Ominous Music
Weapon: B-flat
Music: TBD – PAID! $100.00 Baronne Maîtresse Jehannine de Flandres
Keg Killer
Weapon: Beer bottle with keg shield
Music: Donor’s Choice $25.00 Master Dietrich Schwelgengräber
Music: Donor’s choice $0.00 Kazumi no Tanaka aka Baroness Mistress Sofia Staritskiia Rhosia
Mrs. Tanaka
Weapon: Flying Octopus $0.00 Master Grim the Skald
Grim the Scalding
Weapon: Giant Ladle
Music: TBD $0.00 Duchess Kiena Stewart
Duchess of Discord
Weapon: Lance and Hobby Horse
Music: Imperial March from Star Wars $0.00 Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh
Weapon: Frying Pan and Spatula $0.00 Mistress Katherine Barr
Music: Donor’s Choice $0.00

Grim the Skalding with his giant ladle at the first LvP

What weapons the peers use depends on how much money they raise.  Raise $25?  They head out with just a dagger.  Raise $100?  They could head out with a flying octopus or a frying pan and spatula.  See for information on how to donate and the weapons levels.

In addition to the weapons, the peers can have theme music played for their moment of glory.  Baroness Sabine de Kerbriant will play entrance music for a peer on her rauschpfeife for a $20 donation.  Some peers have listed musical choices.  Others are leaving it up to the donor who gives $20 to the Pennsic war chest to make their intro happen.

Filed under: Events Tagged: Laurels vs. Pelicans

King’s and Queen’s Archery Champions Unofficial Court Report

East Kingdom Gazette - Sat, 2014-06-07 08:05

It was a mostly beautiful day upon which Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta, visited their Barony of Bergental on 31 May 2014, AS XLIX for the competition to choose their Champions of Archery.

There was some fine shooting, nearly eighty archers took the field, including Their Majesties and Their Highnesses. In the end, sixteen stood to compete for the victory, and to be named Queen’s Champion.

The finals came down to Rupert the Unbalanced, and Urho of the Pines. Following a dramatic shoot-off, Rupert emerged the victor, and would be named Queen’s Archery Champion for the 5th time.

At the beginning of court Krakken Gnashbone relinquished his place to Rupert, who was presented the regalia of the Queen’s Archery Champion, and a scroll by Charis Accipiter.

Colin Ursell was thanked for his service, and relieved of his duties as King’s Archery Champion. His Majesty chose Peter the Red, who had displayed incredible prowess to reach the semi-finals, to serve as His champion. Peter received the regalia of the King’s Archery Champion, and a scroll by Charis Accipiter.

The skies began to open, and though a light rain started to come down, court continued onwards.

Godric of Hampton was called into court. There, he presented to Alexander von Heisler the medallion of a Master Bowman. Alexander has achieved a royal-round average greater than 80 points to earn that honor.

Jehannine de Flandres was called to attend the court. She had in her possession old IKAC (Inter-Kingdom Archery Competition) medallions from many years ago. Since all of the recipients were present, she passed them the earned awards for this.

Next was Duchess Avelina called before the court. There, she presented to a recipient of Her Queen’s honor of distinction, Alberic, a token for his work with the state dinner.

The rains abated, much to the delight of those in attendance.

Their Majesties invited before them Mirabet de Gumy. She was named a Lady of the Court, and presented an AoA scroll with calligraphy and illumination by Wulfgar Silverbraid, words by Theodora Bryennissa called Treannah.

Her Majesty addressed Her Highness, and invited her into court. She offered her a stuffed blue tyger, as congratulations on her becoming Princess of the East. However, this was a pretense to get Þóra Eiríksdóttir into court, so that the companions of Order of the Silver Crescent may be called forth. She was inducted into said order, presented a medallion as well as a scroll by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Her Majesty next invited the children who had participated in Her service initiative into court. They were presented with beads and cheered. Then were the rest of the children present called before the court, as was Her guard Llewellyn Walsh. Llewelyn took the toy box, and ran into the field, where he served as human piñata for the children to get toys from.

Duke Kenric æt Essex was called before the court. His Majesty did expound upon the many, many, many things Kenric does, and lamented that he leaves nothing for anyone else to do! However, such was his work that it did not go unrecognized, and this day was his rapier prowess in particular noted. The recipients of the Order of the Silver Rapier were called forth. Kenric was inducted to the order, and received a medallion and a scroll by Elisenda de Luna.

Their Majesties called before their court Elisabeth Playledere. She was named a Lady of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll with calligraphy by þóra Eiríksdóttir, and illumination by Emma Makilmone.

His Majesty addressed Her Excellency Bergantal. He could not help by admire the fine illumination work on the scroll just presented. He invited Emma Makilmone before the court. Noting her contributions to the Arts and Sciences, the companions of the Order of the Maunche were called forth. Emma Makilmone was inducted into the order, and received a medallion, as well as a scroll by Eloise of Coulter.

It was the conclusion of a fine day, and thus closed the court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta was closed. Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!

In service,
Malcolm Bowman
Eastern Crown Herald
PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Ryan MacWhyte and Simona bat Leone. Additional thank you to Alys Mackyntoich and Eva Woderose.

Filed under: Court Tagged: archery, champions, court report

Event Announcement: A Day in the Solarium

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2014-06-06 12:22

Tomorrow, June 7th, a sewing Solarium will be held in the Barony of Settmour Swamp.

The great Pennsic War looms! Is there a seamstress or tailor among us who does not struggle with clothing self and household? Or wrestle with fitting problems, piles of mending, and banners with too darn many laurel leaves? Do you long to hear minstrels strumming and bards singing for your pleasure while you stitch and chat? Come join us in the solar for an afternoon of good company, good food, and good advice for your tailoring issues.

In addition to the solarium, or open area where all may work while being entertained by musicians, bards, and storytellers, there will be two smaller classrooms where we will offer more specific project assistance. We will have teachers on hand to help folks sort out problems with their sewing projects, as well as tables for seamsters to set up sewing machines and an iron, if needed. And, there will be an Athena’s Thimble panel for those working on embroidered pretties.

Do you have fabric, trim, or old clothes taking up space? Bring it to swap or sell! (No other merchanting permitted, sorry.)

Musicians and bards who are interested in performing, please contact the Autocrat, Baroness Elizabeth Talbot, at

We ask all attendees to bring an item of any size or type for the potluck. Contact Lady Vika at to coordinate. Alas for our spirits (but good for our handwork) the site is Completely Dry.

We will not take pre-registration for the event, but we’d appreciate an RSVP (to or the “Day in the Solar” FB group) so we can plan resources accordingly. The fee is $12.00, and will include soup, bread & fruit, & a wonderful site token.

Schedule of the day:

11am: Site opens

11am-5pm: Main Hall, Solar — open sewing and entertainment

12pm-3pm: Main Hall, Potluck dayboard served

1pm: Classroom 1, “How to fit a bodice”, Mistress Caterina Gioacchini (volunteer from the audience needed: please email autocrat)

Classroom 2, “Simple embroidery stitches to embellish basic garb”, Lady Elizabet Marshall

2pm: Classroom 1, “Get help fitting problem pieces”, Mistress Elizabeth Talbot and Mistress Caterina Gioacchini

Classroom 2, Athena’s Thimble Panel

3pm: Cutting out period garment shapes: Main hall, T-tunic/early gown, Mistress Elizabeth Talbot

Classroom 1, Italian Gamurra, Mistress Kamilla van Anderlecht

Classroom 2, Gothic Fitted Dress, Mistress Caterina Gioacchini and Lady Vika Grigina zPrahy

5-6 pm: Site Cleanup, all are welcome!

Filed under: Events

Fundraiser for Master Feral

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2014-06-06 10:19

Northern Army Belt Placard

Combat Medallions will be producing Northern Army belt placards as a fundraiser to assist Master Feral with his medical expenses. Once costs to produce the placards have been recovered, 100% of the profits will be donated to Master Feral.

When asked how his business started, JP, the proprietor of Combat Medallions, said that people liked what he was making, so he just kept going, and now he is in 10 different kingdoms.

JP has advised that the placards will be ready in mid-July, and will be available either online at or at events he is attending.  For event availability, he may be contacted through

Filed under: Tidings Tagged: Fundraising

Event Announcement: Ostgardr and An Dubhaigeainn Challenge II

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2014-06-04 20:02
On June 7th we will be holding the second annual test between the Crown Province of Ostgardr and the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn. The event will take place at Episcopal Church of St. Margaret located at 1000 Washington Ave Plainview, NY  11803 On this day the champions and the populace of each group will test their skills in all martial activities:  heavy weapons, fencing, archery and thrown weapons; as well as Arts and Sciences competition, Bardic and Brewing competitions. Not a resident of the Province or the Barony? Not a problem! You can come and align with either side with a heavy shove from us to make sure the sides are equitable :)

Schedule for the Day:
10 am site/troll opens
10 am A&S Display is open for Artisans to set up their works
10:30 am Archery field opens for the populace shoot
10:30 am Thrown weapons range opens for the populace throws
11 am Heavy Weapons Tournament (the field will remain open for pick-ups throughout the day provided there is a marshal present)
12 pm Fencing Tournament (the field will remain open for pick-ups throughout the day provided there is a marshal present)
12-4 pm Voting on the for the A&S competition (tokens will be given out at troll)
1 pm Brewing Competition to be judged
2 pm Bardic Competition in the nave of the Church
3 pm Thrown Weapons Champions Tournament
4 pm Archery Champions shoot
4:30 pm All Fields, Lists, Ranges and troll close.
5 pm Court
6 pm Site closes

Other Classes/Meetings:
12:30-2 pm Maunche Kaffeklatsch – hosted by Master Richard the Poor.  Not an official order meeting, but something much more informal where we can discuss assorted issues relevant to our order.

3-4 pm Pennsic 101 Class – hosted by Jenna Childslayer.
Going to your first Pennsic? Here you will learn everything you need to know to get yourself ready. We will also have a raffle for the benefit of the Province. The person holding the winning raffle ticket will receive a cream pie and the opportunity to throw this pie at His Excellency, the Viceroy of Ostgardr.  We are not responsible for the winners throwing ability and accuracy. There will be a delicious dyboard is being prepared by Lady Michelle the Ubiquitous.
The menu is as follows:
Aromatic meat buns (想肉包)
Soy sauce chicken & Eggs (卤鸡卤蛋)
There will also be some plain hard boiled eggs
Fresh fruit
Adzuki bean zongzi (Chinese tamales 粽子) – sweet and savory versions

Please check out the event announcement for more details:

We look forward to seeing you all at the event!

Filed under: Events Tagged: An Dubhaigeainn, Ostgardr

War of the Roses Unofficial Court Report

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-06-02 12:03

Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta visited their Barony of Concordia of the Snows on 24 May 2014, AS XLIX for War of the Roses.

Upon the field of combat Their Majesties did open a court. They called forth William Deth, and noted his prowess on both the heavy and rapier fields. This day was his rapier prowess in particular noted, and the recipients of the Order of the Silver Rapier were called forth. He received a medallion, and a scroll by Nest verch Tangwistel.

In the early evening, Their Majesties held their formal court.

Eithne ingen Fháeláin was called before the court. Her Majesty questioned if this young lady might be a long lost cousin, as they have a similar surname. Though no certain answer was made, she was named a Lady of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll by Heather Rose DeGourdoun.

Next was Branwen Stargazer called before Their Majesties. She was named a Lady of the Court, a scroll for her AoA would be forthcoming.

It was thus announced that the proposed Shire of Midland Vale in the southern part of New York on the New Jersey border, sponsored by the Shire of Coill Tuar, was granted Incipient status.

The autocrat for the event, Jaquelinne Sauvageon, was called forward and made several announcements.

His Excellency Concordia of the Snows Pierre de Tours and Mistress Brid each swore their fealty.

Next Their Majesties demanded the presence of Queen’s Guard Aesa Lokabrenna Sturladottir. Her time and service spoken of with affection, she was named a Lady of the Court, and received an AoA scroll by Harold von Auerbach.

Children participating in Her Majesty’s Service Challenge were called forward and presented beads. The rest of the children in attendance were called forth, and presented gifts from the Royal Toy Box.

A pair of young brothers, Koen Hedinnson and Garron Hedinnson were called before the Court. They were soon joined by the Companions of the Order of the Tyger’s Cub. They were inducted into the order, Koen receiving a scroll by Rhonwen glyn Conwy, Garron receiving a scroll with calligraphy by Colin MacLaren and illumination by Rennenwief van Grunewald.

The Brewer’s Guild were called forth, and presented a gift to Their Majesties in the memory of Sheldon the Just.

Irmel von Lubeck was called before the court. She was named a Lady of the Court, and received an AoA with scroll by Katrusha Skomorokh.

Having received a writ from Kenric II and Avelina II, at the start of the day Alberic von Rostock had been sent to sit on vigil and contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican. He answered in the affirmative, and was elevated to the Peerage. He received a scroll by Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille with words by Toki Redbeard. His Majesty Aethelmearc, Magnus Tindal, addressed the populace, thanking them for their hospitality. Prince Edward also offered thanks, and thus closed the court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta was closed. Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!

In service,

Malcolm Bowman
Eastern Crown Herald
PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Grim the Skald.

 Photos by Baroness Cateline la Broderesse








Filed under: Court Tagged: War of the Roses

Crown Tourney Unofficial Court Report

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-06-01 23:17

Investing the Prince and Princess of Tir Mara

Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta made the long journey to l’ile du Dragon Dormant on 17 May 2014, AS XLIX, where they witnessed the tournament to determine their heirs.

Numerous outstanding combatants presented themselves, but the day was won by His Grace Duke Edward Grey of Lochleven, fighting for the honor of Countess Þóra Eiríksdóttir.

At the start of court Edward and Þóra were invested as the Prince and Princess Tir Mara, to the delight of the populace assembled.

Next The Ladies of the Rose present awarded tokens to worthy fighters. Tokens were presented to Ávaldr Valbjarnarson, Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke, Thorvald Olafsson, and Culann mac Cianian.

Shield of Chivalry to Wilham

Wilham de Broc was called forward and presented with the Shield of Chivalry.

Thomas of Ravenhill was named the Admiral of the Armies.

Christobald Della Rocca was called forth before the court, and inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub. He received a scroll by Bebhinn Inghean Ui Siodhachain with translation by Brunissende le dragonet.

Genofeva Clerica was called before the court, and named a Lady of the Court. She was presented with an AoA scroll by Robin dit Dessaint, with words by Tadea Isabetta di Bruno and Translation by Kirsa Oyutai.

East Kingdom Minister of the Lists Sabina Luttrell was presented a token by His Majesty Brennan for her outstanding job with organizing the day’s lists.

Their Excellencies l’ile du Dragon Dormant, Angus McHaley & Tadea Isabetta di Bruno, Her Excellency Stonemarch Jocelyn del Espada, Their Excellencies Havre des Glaces Godfroy de Falaise and Alisay de Falaise swore fealty to Their Majesties.

It was announced that the proposed Canton of Basingstoke in the area known as Down East Maine, sponsored by the Barony of Endewearde was granted Incipient status.

Áine an Neamheaglach was called into court. Their Majesties presented business passed on to them by Kenric II and Avelina II, and named her a Lady of the Court. She received an AoA scroll by Caterina Giaocchini with translation by Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle.

Maunche for Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina

Ekaterina Solov’eva Pevstova was called before Their Majesties. She was made a Lady of the Court, and awarded an AoA with a scroll by Shadiyah al-Zahra’.

Yolente Van der Brugghe was called into court. She was made a Lady of the Court, and awarded an AoA with a scroll by Jonathan Blaecstan, with words by Jean Oste de Murat and translation from Arthur de Beaumont

Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina was called into the court. Citing her Roman research and creations, Their Majesties called forth the companions of the Order of the Maunche. She was inducted into said order, and received a scroll by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova.

Tailor to the Crown, Cristoforo

Now was called before the court Cristoforo Donatello dei Visconti. His incredible works as a tailor duly noted, he was named a Tailor to the Crown and received a scroll by Ursion de Gui.

Ehorik Ansgardson was called into court. He was named a Lord of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll by Ignacia la Ciega, with words by Godfroy de Falaise and translation to English by Arthur de Beaumont.

Silver Crescent for Varju

Katarzyna Gwozdz, called Varju, was requested to present herself before the court. Her dedication and hard work cited, Their Majesties called for the companions of the Order of the Silver Crescent. She was thus inducted into the order, and presented a scroll with illumination by Ryan Mac Whyte, calligraphy by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte, words by Marguerite ingen Lachlainn and translation by Arthur de Beaumont.

Though not present during court, the following gentles were also awarded Arms, and presented with scrolls: Abygaelle du Havre des Glaces, AoA scroll by Harold von Auerbach, with words by Jean Oste de Murat and translation by Arthur de Beaumont; Matheo du Havre des Glaces, AoA scroll by Jonathan Blaecstan, with words by Jean Oste de Murat and translation by Arthur de Beaumont; Külicejin of Dragon Dormant, AoA scroll by Borujin Acilaldai translated by Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle.

Thus concluded a day of great chivalry, honor and prowess. The court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta was closed. Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!

In service,

Malcolm Bowman
Eastern Crown Herald

PS – Thank you to the Heraldic staff for the day! Master Ryan MacWhyte; Master Grim the Skald; Aotroù Conogan mab Rioc, the Breton; Lord Martyn de Halliwell; Dominus Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle; and Behi Kirsa Oyutai

(Photos kindly provided by Lady Cat Lennox.)







Filed under: Court, Events Tagged: Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

New Archery Champions!

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-06-01 15:53

Tournement winner and Queen’s Champion: Master Rupert the Unbalanced
King’s Champion selected by His Majesty: Master Peter the Red

83 archers participated in this year’s tournement, which was held May 31, 2014, in the Barony of Bergental and autocratted by Mistress Tamsin Whitlocke. The competition was run by the retiring Champions, Baron Master Krakken Gnashbone and Baron Colin Ursell. Their August Majesties, Brennan and Caoilfhionn, addressed the participants, then shooting commenced. The theme of the day was “Viking”, with challenges including Thor’s Hammer, ships sailing away, helmets, shields, shooting from “horseback”, and a singing Brunhilde. All participants were able to shoot the full course of 11 targets, then scores were totaled and sorted.

As the top scorers were announced, each was asked if they wished to compete for the honor and responsibility of serving as a Champion. Three top scorers chose to step out of the competition: Master Phillip Reed the Facetious (100), Lord Kusunoki Yoshimoto (90) and Lord Nathaniel Wyatt (88). The resulting 16 finalists then commenced shoot-offs against their seeded competitors; in each pairing, the winner was the first to knock down 5 small “axe-head” targets.

Here are the results:

16 Finalists
#1 – Rupert the Unbalanced (119) vs. #16 – Treya min Teanga (69)
#2 – Godric of Hamtun (117) vs. #15 – Hawkmoon (72)
#3 – Peter the Red (109) vs. #14 – Alexander von Heisler (73)
#4 – Urho of the Pines (92) vs. #13 – Kieran Bren of Bannockburn (73)
#5 – Ryan McWhyte (88) vs. #12 – Conor O’Ceallaigh (75)
#6 – Li Kung Lo (86) vs. #11 – Alberic maqi Droata (76)
#7 – Radagast (84) vs. #10 – Mongo Chinua (81)
#8 – Jehannine de Flandres (85) vs. #9 – Mark Squirrelsbane (81)

Quarter Finals
Rupert vs. Hawkmoon
Peter vs. Jehannine
Urho vs. Radagast
Ryan vs. Li

Rupert vs. Li
Peter vs. Urho

Rupert vs. Urho

Filed under: Archery, Events Tagged: champions, Kings and Queens Champions

Pikestaff Cover Art Needed

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-06-01 11:45

Mistress A’isha bint Jamil, Chronicler of the East Kingdom, writes on behalf of our Kingdom newsletter:

Please consider submitting cover art for Pikestaff.
Questions and submissions can be sent via email to

The issue format is 8.5 x 11”, with a 1” margin of white space. Art can be line drawings or grey scale. The key is that it must be printable on a black and white printer. Photos rendered in black and white are also an option, but if they contain any people we must have a release form from each and every one before we can use it. This generally prevents us using candid scenes shot at events.

Art can be submitted electronically as a high resolution scan. Graphical formats (gif, jpg, png, etc.) generally give much better results than pdf. If you wish to include the required cover information (month, issue number, date, etc.)  in your art, please contact the chronicler ( to confirm that the month you are submitting for is available. Otherwise the text will be added by the chronicler during the layout process. You will also need to complete an SCA creative release form ( granting us permission to publish the artwork. Releases for photos and models can also be found here:

Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: Pikestaff

Peers Wanted

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2014-05-30 12:57

The first nine peers have already signed up for Laurels vs. Pelicans, and the group includes a Midrealm Champion!  Now the call is going out for more adventurous peers.  The event raises money for the Pennsic war chest, which funds events such as the royalty dinner.  The Laurels vs. Pelicans website opens fundraising on June 7 .  Peers can sign up after fundraising starts (and have in the past), but are encouraged to sign up before then if possible.

So far this year’s group includes Mesterna Tyzes “Zsof” Sofia, who is the King’s Bard of the Mid.  Sir Tanaka Reiko, well known for entertaining people in the heavy list arena, has signed up to wield a boffer and will be trying for a specialty weapon of the not serious type.  The current list of participants is below.

  • Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair
  • Mistress Alys Mackyntoich
  • Mistress Amy Webbe
  • Mistress Elizabeth Eleanore Lovell
  • Mistress Katherine Barr of Cumberland
  • Duchess Kiena Stewart
  • Mistress Mercedes de Calafia
  • Sir Tanaka Reiko
  • Mesterno Tyzes “Zsof” Sofia

People who would like to participate should contact Lord Fergus Redmead or Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd For.  The fundraiser will be at Southern Region War Camp on June 28.  More information can be found at the Laurels vs. Pelicans website

Filed under: Events Tagged: Laurels vs. Pelicans

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