SCA kingdoms and branches
On this day at a conjoined Court with the King and Queen of Ansteorra, King Edward and Queen Thyra did award Kate the Wicked of Lochleven arms. Scroll by Lady Cezillia. Reported by Countess Margureite.
Filed under: Court, Tidings Tagged: court report, Edward and Thyra, Gulf Wars
At Gulf Wars, the East Kingdom fought alongside Ansteorra in the rapier field battle. Ansteorra and their allies won two of three battles to take the field.
Baron Ravanoz Yannos of Three Rivers in the Kingdom of Calontir fought with the East, as did Don Conner of Ansteorra and his cadet Quinn. Don Conner is an Eastern transplant and a member of the Order of the Golden Rapier. Another former Easterner, Lord Swannoc of Ansteorra, fought with the East as did Don Edmond the Lame of An Tir. An additional eleven rapier fighters from the East finished out the group.
Filed under: Uncategorized
There will be a silent auction to benefit Their Majesties at Mudthaw on March 23rd. Please note that proceeds from this auction will go directly to Their Majesties, and not to any official SCA fund.
The silent auction schedule us as follows:
10am-12pm – item drop off and setup
12pm-3pm – the auction
3pm-4pm – payment, item pickup, and take down.
All donations are appreciated, and donors are asked to include the following information with the items:
The autocrats of the East Kingdom’s Spring Crown Tourney this year, having a site that allows plenty of space for fighters, have added a fighting activity that should appeal to all the chivalrous fighters in the East: a Rose Tournament
What is a Rose Tournament? It’s a tournament where fighters pair up as they choose, and the winner gets to tell the loser to go give a rose from the queen to the lady or lord of the winner’s choice. This is not only a chivalrous way to tell someone you think they are special, but it’s a great way to add an extra fighting experience for those who do not want to compete in Crown, or are eliminated in early rounds. Plus, you get to meet and speak to our gracious queen, currently our Princess Kiena.
The rapier community can also take part in this with their own Rose Tourney. So, even if you are not fighting in Crown, come to the event. You will have a wonderful extra tournament to participate in!
Questions about the Rose Tourney can be directed to Lady Lilie
Filed under: Court, Events, Tidings Tagged: Crown Tournament, events, Gregor and Kiena, weekend
As many of you are aware, our chivalrous King and valiant Queen have journeyed to the far lands of Gleann Abhann to join in joyous combat and revelry at Gulf Wars.
After a rainy start to the war yesterday, the southern sun shone brightly on this morning’s Opening Ceremonies. TRM Edward and Thyra majestically represented the East in the traditional mounted procession of all of the visiting Royalty. In the ceremony that followed, the forces of the East declared their allegiances as follows: The chivalric fighters, with the King, will fight for Trimaris. The Rapier and Archery combatants, with our Queen, will make their mark for Ansteorra.
The afternoon brought a demonstration of the prowess that the East has brought to this historic battle. The Diamond Tourney, which is sponsored by the Diamonds and Roses of Gleann Abhann features Rapier and Armored combatants. We are pleased to report that Don Donovan and Lord Mathais who were fighting for our dear Queen Thyra achieved the semi-finals in this tournament bringing honor to themselves, their Queen and Our Kingdom.
We will continue to bring you news and stories from the War as they come in.
We are exceedingly grateful to those individuals who have taken time out of their fun to make sure that we, back home, can join in.
Filed under: Events Tagged: Edward and Thyra, fencing, Gleann Abhann, Gulf Wars, heavy list, photos, Travel
For those gentles who wish to have their registered Arms placed on their Award of Arms or other incomplete armigerous scroll, some of the scribes of the East Kingdom College of Scribes will be available to fill this information in at Mudthaw. Additionally, for any scrolls bearing weather-associated or other damage, we invite you to please bring these scrolls to our table for potential repair or replacement as needed. Scrolls will be worked on on first come first serve basis, and we can make additional arrangements if we don’t get to your scroll during the day and it can travel home with a scribe and then be returned to you at a later date. We will start the work at 11am and go till 4pm, please pick up your scrolls by that time. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you for your help and service, Lada Monguligin
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Court, Events, Tidings Tagged: aoa, arms, art, college of scribes, heralds, mudthaw, scribes, scroll, scrolls, Settmour Swamp
On Saturday March 23, 2013 the Barony of Settmour Swamp will celebrate its birthday & the annual ‘Thawing of the Mud’ with a visit from Their Royal Majesties Edward and Thyra where They will invest the new Baronial heirs, Lord Erec L’Claire & Maîtresse Jehannine de Flandres.
Tournaments will be held for armored combatants, youth combatants, rapier duelists, and thrown weapons. The Arts will be celebrated with displays, as well as the traditional Mudthaw bread-baking competition.
So make plans to join us for this day of celebration.
Reservations are presently being accepted. Please view the full event announcement at <http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2329>
Hoping to see you all there,
Baron Phillip Reed, OP
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events, Fencing, Heavy List, Local Groups Tagged: events, Settmour Swamp, southern region
From the East Kingdom Marshal of Fence:
We have received word from Warder Colin MacNish that he is trying out something new for Pennsic Rapier Event submissions this year. Please complete the event submission form:
If you are having any trouble with the link or with your submission, please contact Warder Colin at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Caine Ramsey
Filed under: Events, Fencing
The Boston Globe (article) has reported that the Higgins Armory Museum in Worcester MA will be closing at the end of 2013 due to insufficient long-term funding.
The Higgins collection of arms and armor (and the museum’s remaining endowment) will be transferred to the Worcester Art Museum, so these treasures will remain in the area and accessible.
Unrelated to the closure, the Higgins is also deaccessioning some 500 undisplayed objects from its collection. These items will be sold at auction in London on March 20. ( Auction info )
The collection and events at the Higgins have provided enjoyment to many SCA members over the decades, and this museum will be sorely missed. If you have been meaning to visit the museum, do it soon…
Filed under: Tidings Tagged: museums
If you are a member of a polled Order and are not subscribed to the polling distribution or the discussion list, you may sign up here: Polling Lists
And if you are subscribed to the polling distribution but did not receive the most recent polls, please contact the Clerk of the Polling Lists, (currently Duchess Katherine Stanhope).
Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: awards, pollings
Coronation dayboard is a day long, four course, German meal. Recipes are derived from the period source Ein new Kuchbuch 1581, M. Marxen Rumpolt/ Churf. Meintzischen. There is no feast planned for the event. (Vegetarian = V, Gluten Free =GF)
Anyone who has and additinal questions or concerns can contact Baroness Alesone, the Steward of the Meal, at email@example.com.
Filed under: Events
This year’s poem for the Estrella War gift scrolls was written by Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge. She said of her inspiration, “It is the call of the warhorn that rings with the playfulness of the hunting horn’s call, bidding royal cousins to journey and meet in the spirit of the nobles of Duc du Bery’s calendar months. I imagined the bright blue of the southwestern sky in my dreary November as I composed.”
Aneleda used a classic sonnet form in iambic pentameter because “I think [it] feels like the galloping rhythm of a horse on the chase and the leaping of fleet hounds beside it. Considering the sun-soaked nature of the war, it seemed appropriate to make it a bright thing with blue skies to send to the warm Estrella war-fields in Atenveldt.”
Poem for the Estrella War
A horn sounds out, its tone is sweet and strong.
The echo’s path we followed, so contrived.
“It was interesting to write something that was both so specific and so non-specific at once,” Aneleda added. “I had to ask Mistress Kayleigh many questions to understand better the assignment and then I read a few past scrolls to better understand how others had approached it. I also knew that scribes would have different ways of putting it on paper and that its layout would likely be very un-poetry looking. It was humbling to see the scrolls at Birka and I hope that our royal cousins attending Estrella found pleasure in the work.”
Filed under: Arts and Sciences
Every year the Tyger Clerk of the Signet arranges for scrolls that the Crown of the East can use as beautiful largesse to give to the Cousin Kingdoms in attendance at Estrella War. It’s something different from our usual run of scrolls, and tends to feature a different mix of scribes and authors each year, inclusive of scroll texts that are generic but in the spirit of friendship this War is known for. When a particular Cousin Kingdom does not attend, the scroll is returned to the Signet Office for gifting when that Kingdom next attends, or until the Tyger Clerk opts to re-start the project anew for a number of reasons, including allowing some of the newer scribes an opportunity to take the spotlight and showcase their talents.
As head of the East Kingdom College of Scribes, it’s a delight to see so many talented artisans participate in the creation of Kingdom award scrolls that are coordinated through this Office. This year’s Estrella War Gift Scroll project was no exception, and I’d like to thank Aneleda Falconbridge for this year’s poem, and each scribe who participated: Constance de St. Denis, Margaret Twygge, Agatha Wanderer and Gwillim Kyneth, Saerlaith ingen Chennetig, Aleksei Dmitriev, Éadaoin Chruitire, Vettorio Antonello, Emma MacMinn and Henna Sinclair, Isabel Chamberlain, Melisande of the Griffon Wood and Jonathan Blaecstan, Jana von Drachenklaue, Lada Monguligin, Altani Khatagidai, Lisabetta Megdalia and Eleanor Catlyng, Camille des Jardins and Anna Michel Von Salm, Michel Almond de Champagne, Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos, and Catarina Giaocchini.
If you would like to find out more about this project, or if you are interested in creating a Kingdom award scroll and are not already part of the East Kingdom College of Scribes, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My staff and I will be happy to assist you however we can.
Yours in Service,
The Gazette would like to thank Mistress Kayleigh McWhyte for her assistance in making this article possible.
Additional scrolls not published:
Calontir C&I: Altani Khatagida
Filed under: Arts and Sciences Tagged: Calligraphy and Illumination
A new copy of the Pennsic War Points Schedule has been released. You can click on the image to the left to enlarge it or read the schedule below:
Saturday, July 27th
1PM – Royalty Meeting
8PM – Opening Ceremonies (at or near dusk)
10PM – Known World Party
Sunday, July 28th
10AM – Allies Champions Battle
11AM – Unbelted/Belted Champions
12PM – Heroic Champions
1PM – Rapier Field Battle
3PM – Queen’s Tea
Monday, July 29th
10AM – Field Battle
1PM – Rapier Champions
2PM – Seige Competition
Tuesday, July 30th
11AM – Woods Battle
2PM – Rapier Woods Battle
7PM – Royalty Dinner
Wednesday, July 31st
10AM – Archery Champions
Thursday, August 1st
10AM – Tower Battle
1PM – Rapier Bridge Battle
2PM – Thrown Weapons Competition
Friday, August 2nd
10AM – Bridge Battle
12PM – Closing Ceremonies
The original post on the battle schedule, with some additional information can be found here: http://eastkingdomgazette.org/2013/02/22/1835/
Filed under: Archery, Court, Events, Fencing, Heavy List, Thrown Weapons Tagged: Pennsic, War Points
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Categories: SCA kingdoms and branches
The primary duty of the office of the Chatelaine is to be the first point of contact to those new to the SCA, or new to the local area. The Chatelaine is expected to read and uphold the governing documents of the Society, the Kingdom, and the local group(s).
As an initial point of contact for those new to the SCA, the Chatelaine is the individual that will get newcomers “fitted” for their first event, and would be responsible for maintaining a Gold Key of garments, as well as dishes, or at the very least cups, for new contacts to use at their first event(s). Maintaining a Gold Key does not mean the Chatelaine is responsible for making all the clothes and donating all the dishes, although they should make sure the items are in good repair and ask for donations or assistance when needed. The Chatelaine is also responsible for making sure that this Gold Key makes it to local events.
The Chatelaine is also expected to know things… lots of things. That does not mean your Chatelaine will know everything, but a good Chatelaine will know where to find information. For instance, if someone wants to learn to cook 14th century food, the Chatelaine should either be able to point that person at someone relatively nearby who can either teach them or who will know someone who can teach them (like a cooking guild).
In this vein, the Chatelaine must keep an open relationship with their local officers. The other local officers will be invaluable help in providing directions and information. When Sally comes to her first event and starts hearing all these crazy names, she is going to want an introduction right away to the Herald that will help guide her into her new life. Same goes for Samantha that is going to need to meet quickly the Knight Marshal who can give her all of the information she needs about the next fight practice.
One of the most important things a person can do as Chatelaine in the East (and this is relevant to any group, really) is to know the Kingdom: the borders, the area oddities, the law of the land, that sort of thing. Certainly the Chatelaine isn’t required to know every single group and name them off by heart, but it is important to have a good idea of the states/territories the Kingdom includes. The East Kingdom begins with the State of Delaware in the South, then expands upward in a sort of a funnel shape into the eastern half of Pennsylvania and New York, includes all of New Jersey and other states north and east of that, and up in to Canada, where we get the honor of claiming those areas to the north of our most North and Eastern states.
The Chatelaine, being the first person that many people in the SCA meet, also has a duty to recruit new members, as well as try to retain both old and new members. It can be exceedingly discouraging for people to hang around feeling like they don’t fit in or they haven’t quite found their niche. It is imperative that the Chatelaine be at the very least a welcoming and warm person who always to try to keep people engaged. New recruits don’t always jump in quickly, so it’s important for a Chatelaine to always keep a lure out. Retaining people can involve making people feel like they, their help, and their opinions are wanted and needed – because they are. Chatelaine can be a very tiring, but very rewarding, job.
-Mari Clock van Hoorne
** This is the first in a series of articles about the different jobs commonly seen but not always commonly understood in the SCA.
Filed under: Local Groups, Tidings Tagged: Chatelaine, community, information, officers
If you ever wanted to sweep a queen off her feet or take a spin on the dance floor with a king, your chance is coming at Black Rose Ball in Barony of the Bridge on March 9th.
In support of the Royal General Fund, dances with Their Majesties will be up for bid in a silent auction during the teaching portion of the event. Winning bidders may pay by cash or check (only) and pick up a card that will assure them their place on the Queen’s or King’s dance card.
The dances available with Her Majesty are:
The dances available with His Majesty are:
So come out and Bid, Bid, Bid then Dance, Dance, Dance and raise money for Crown and for Kingdom while having fun!
Filed under: Events
Greetings To our great Barony of Carillion,Canton of Forestgate ,The Canton of The Keep by The Endless Sea and our Great East ,
We will be having an A&S table at Spring Coronation at the Horse Park in N.J,on April 6th, Come on out and rejoyce with us and show your beautiful A&S projects so our Great Royals and populace can see and enjoy.
The Pick up time will be 4pm. Come on out and have a great fun day with us.I cant wait to see all your wonderful A&S projects and to talk to you.
In Service Lady Lilly of The Valley – MoAS of The Barony of Carillion
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events
Item. His Majestiy caused those good gentles new to our Society to be brought before him, and did gift each with tokens of the day.
Item. His Majesty summoned before him Olafr inn orvi Haraldsson and,
All these things were enacted upon the Feast of Saint Milburga, in the
Filed under: Court, Events
The newest edition of Ars Scientia Orientalis has just been published and can be found here. The following articles are in this edition.
- Adventures in Reconstruction by Duke Sir Vissevald Selkirksson
Filed under: Arts and Sciences