SCA kingdoms and branches

Accessibility Addition to Online Event Listing Forms / Événement formulaires ont maintenant la question de l’accessibilité de l’emplacement

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-04-17 18:13

“Unto the Seneschal/es, Event Stewards and Populace of the Laurel Kingdom of the East, from your servant Alayne, East Kingdom Accessibility Porter, greetings and warm wishes for good health!

Good Gentles,

You will see a small but vital change to the online event listing form. It will now be including a box which will ask “Check this box if the site is accessible per the Kingdom Accessibility Porter’s checklist.”

Be not afraid! This is not a dire question, nor should it bring fear into the hearts of those who labor long to find event sites. This is a simple step in a thought process. It asks, “if someone contacts you about any of the many accessibility issues which many of your fellow SCAdians deal with on a daily basis, will you have an answer?”

This box indicates that you are prepared to respond to an inquiry as to whether or not someone will be safe and comfortable in dealing with a disability at your event. Sometimes, sadly, that answer will be “no.” Other times, it will be “yes.” This box prevents your reply from being, “huh?”

Accessibility issues, and the office of the Porter are not a barricade to utilizing event sites, but rather a spring board for dialogue between event staff and event attendees. It will help the special needs community make their best choices as to which events they attend, just as we all have always made our best informed choices as to which events we attend.

The day of the event is the busiest time for both Event Steward and Hosting Group; the dialogue regarding site Accessibility should be completed before this time. The new box will help to prevent back up at the Gate from an attendee asking a question which would have best been asked prior to arrival, of a volunteer who might have no concept of how to answer. It will save time and in many cases temper.

The Office of the Accessibility Porter (or more simply: Porter) is ready to assist in the ongoing needs of both event personnel and the general populace, as well as our specific demographic in creating a culture of inclusion.

Should you have questions, my Deputies and I are here to assist you.

In service,
Alayne ”
Brièvement, En français par Mistess Bess:

Lorsque vous ajoutez votre événement pour l’inclusion sur le site Web du Royaume, vous verrez une nouvelle section qui vous demande si votre lieu de l’événement est accessible aux personnes handicapées.

Il s’agit d’aider vos invités savent avance ce qu’ils peuvent s’attendre à votre événement pour l’accessibilité avant leur arrivée.

Pour plus d’informations sur comment vous pouvez faire votre événement mieux pour les personnes handicapées, veuillez communiquer avec le portier de l’accessibilité de Royaume,

Filed under: Announcements, En français

Pennsic: Scheduling activities on the Battlefield / Comment planifier des activités sur le champ de bataille

East Kingdom Gazette - Fri, 2015-04-17 12:20

Re-posted from the Midrealm Gazette

From the Pennsic Battlefield Scheduler, Countess Joleicia of Litchfield:

People wishing to use the battlefield/fort/tourney lists for an activity can place a request using the same process as last year – via the Pennsic University Thing process found here:

Please enter all applicable information to help me sort out the best place to put you in; especially set-up/tear down times and what area you’d prefer to get. Volume of participants expected can help too. There is a supplementary area for extra info. Deadline for the book is two weeks and I will do my best to schedule all requests submitted by that date.

Questions can be sent to me, Countess Joleicia of Litchfield , Pennsic 44 Battlefield Scheduler.

En français par Mistress Bess

Personnes désireuses d’utiliser le champ de bataille, ou fort ou tournoi des listes pour une activité à Pennsic peuvent déposer une demande ici:

Veuillez indiquer autant d’informations que possible, y compris pendant combien de temps vous avez besoin, quel champ que vous souhaitez utiliser, et le nombre de personnes que vous vous attendez à avoir. Date limite pour figurer dans le livret de l’événement est dans 2 semaines.

Des questions peuvent être envoyées à Countess Joleicia of Litchfield , Pennsic 44 Battlefield Scheduler.

Filed under: En français, Official Notices, Pennsic

Last Court of Their Majesties Edward III & Thrya II

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2015-04-16 14:26


The Court of our most excellent prince and lord, Edward, by right of arms most illustrious King of the East, third of that name, and Thyra, his Queen by agency of that same right, second of that name, held upon 11 April in the forty-ninth year of the Society in the Canton of Black Icorndall; on which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm and the great persons of the kingdom to hear the following publicly proclaimed:

Item.  The Court observed a moment of silence for the passing of Master Adhemar de Villarquemada.

Item.  Their Majesties commanded Miriam Culpepper to attend upon them, whereupon they awarded Arms to the said Miriam, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Onóra inghean Uí Ruairc.

Item.  Their Majesties awarded Arms to Cassandra Arques de Northmannia.

Item.  Their Majesties created Ellisif Vémundardóttir a Baroness of the Court, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Heather Rose de Gordoun.

Item.  Their Majesties endowed Aleksei Dmitriev and Æthelhawk Keyfinder with the Order of the Burdened Tyger for their labors in providing food upon the occasion of their Majesties’ Coronation.

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

Item.  Their Majesties received a gift of a roll prepared after the fashion of the mortuary rolls of old, commemorating the events of their reign and other good and notable deeds and persons of the East Kingdom, the which roll was organized by Gunðormr Dengir, with contributions from Aildreda de Tamwurthe, Rahel Carolingiae, Steffan ap Cennydd, Eva Woderose, Aaradyn Ghyoot, Andreiko Eferiev, Kayleigh Mac Whyte, Lada Monguligin, Eleanor Catlyng, and Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook.

Item.  Her Majesty endowed Akamatsu Katsumoto and Akamatsu Tora with her Queen’s Award of Esteem for their good works in aid of the Crown and Kingdom.

Item.  Their Majesties made gifts to the following good ladies in recognition of their labors as Seamstresses to the Crown:

Cassandra Grey of Lochleven

Alesone Gray of Cranlegh

Gwenlliana Vachan

Marieta Charay

Item.  The Worshipful Company of Their Majesty’s Underwear made gifts to Their Majesties.

Item.  His Majesty endowed his good and noble lady wife, Cassandra Grey of Lochleven, with his King’s Cypher.

Item.  Her Majesty invested Marietta Charay with her Queen’s Cypher.

Item.  Their Majesties bade Mercedes Vera de Califia to attend upon them and, the said Mercedes so appearing, and their Majesties praising her long and dedicated service to the Realm, they endowed the said Mercedes with an Augmentation of Arms in recognition thereof, the which deed was confirmed in document authored by Alys Mackyntoich, calligraphed by Alexandre St. Pierre, and illuminated by Camille des Jardins.

Item.  Her Majesty invested Peter the Red with her Queen’s Cypher.

Item.  His Majesty invested Aryana van Wyck, called Arlyana, with his King’s Cypher.

Item.  Their Majesties gifted Katherine Stanhope with a token of their thanks for her goodly aid during their reign.

Item.  Their Majesties gifted Cezilia Raposa with a token of their thanks for her support during the reign.

Item.  Her Majesty gifted Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Sviatoslavina vnuchka with a token of her thanks for the said Nataliia’s aid in helping Her Majesty take the rapier field.

Item.  Her Majesty endowed Eleanor Catlyng with her Queen’s Award of Esteem for her scribal work during the reign.

Item.  Her Majesty invested Philip White with her Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Æsa feilinn Jóssursdóttir.

Item.  Her Majesty gifted Adam Trent with a token of her thanks for his aid and support during the reign.

Item.  Her Majesty summoned before the Court the good and gentle Aífe ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige, whereupon her Majesty invested the said Aífe with her Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed was confirmed through a document created by Astrid Feilan.

Item.  Her Majesty summoned her noble guard Llewellyn Walsh before the Court , whereupon Her Majesty inducted the said Llewellyn into the Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Shadiyah al-Zahra and Arthur de Beaumont.

Item.  Her Majesty invested and endowed Marguerite inghean Lochlainn with her Queen’s Award of Esteem.

Item.  Their Majesties appointed Antonio Patrasso an Artisan to the Crown for his creation of silk banners and pennons for their use.

Item.  Her Majesty invested Caitriona of Greenwood Isle with her Queen’s Cypher.

Item.  Her Majesty endowed Harvey Wynegode with her Queen’s Cypher.


Item.  Their Majesties summoned Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch to attend upon them, whereupon they created the said Cristoff a Baron of their Court, the which deed was confirmed in a document illuminated by Robert of Stonemarche and calligraphed by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Item.  Her Majesty invested Chiara di Marte da Venezia with her Queen’s Cypher.

Item.  Her Majesty endowed Eva Woderose with her Queen’s Cypher.

Item.  Their Majesty summoned before the Tyger Thrones Simon Gwyn, captain of the Queen’s Guard, and created him a Baron of the Court for his good work, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich and calligraphed and illuminated by Jonathan Blaecstan.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned Martyn de Haliwell to attend upon them and appointed him a Tailor to the Crown.

Item.  His Majesty invested Martyn de Haliwell with his King’s Cypher.

Item.  His Majesty invested Donovan Shinnock with his King’s Cypher.

Item.  His Majesty invested Alesone Grey of Cranlegh with his King’s Cypher.

Item.  His Majesty invested Alys Mackyntoich with his King’s Cypher.

Item.  Her Majesty invested her good and honored lord, Matthias Grünewald, with her Queen’s Cypher            .

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


Duena Mercedes, the Seneschale, Sir Jibril, the Earl Marshal, and Master Ryan, Brigantia Herald, reported to their Majesties that, in accordance with prophecy, their time upon the Throne had come to an end; whereupon her Majesty dismissed her Guard; and whereupon their Majesties caused themselves to be divested of their robes of estate.

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess, acknowledged heirs to the Tyger Throne, entered the Court and were invested with the Crowns of the East in accordance with ancient law and tradition; whereupon Edward and Thyra, illustrious and noble, departed for their personal estates.

I, Alys Mackyntoich, Eastern Crown Herald, wrote this to memorialize and make certain all such things that were done and caused to be done as above stated.


Master Ryan Mac Whyte

Master Rowen Cloteworthy

Master Malcolm Bowman

Don Donovan Shinnock

The Gazette thanks Baroness Cateline la Broderesse for the photos used in this article.

Filed under: Court Tagged: awards, coronation, court, court report, Edward and Thyra, royal court, royal progress, royals, royalty

Bows for Calontir Falcons Fundraiser

East Kingdom Gazette - Thu, 2015-04-16 12:52

Reprinted with the permission of The Midrealm Gazette.

How the “Bows for Calontir Falcon Fund” came about.

In March while returning from Gulf Wars, the Brook’s family trailer transporting their precious Calontir birds was lost in a vehicle fire. I saw that Calontir was doing a “Silent Auction” at an event for them, but felt something more needed to be done.

I am from Gleann Abhann. We are celebrating this year our 10th year as a kingdom. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina struck, and basically all our regalia and scrolls were lost. The Knowne World came to our aid with replacements for everything to get us back on our feet. We as a kingdom proclaimed we would not forget the good that was done to us and when others were in need we would return their good in kind. Like many of my fellow scadians, a promise was given.

There is a Baronial War at Samhain in October coming up between the Baronies of Grey Niche and Three Rivers at the Castrum/Roman Reenacting site in Lafe, AR. I am the owner’s SCA liaison/site manager for handling business with the SCA. The site has a period tavern that was not going to be used. I contacted William Hopper the autocrat and Jim Hannold the Grey Niche Seneschal for permission to run a fundraiser which the barony endorsed.

My son wanted to use a period cart and sell lemonade at the war for tips to help and get other kids to help. Then everything changed.

Jim Bryant, a truck driver who is also a master bowmaker and will be teaching classes at another event “Athenaeum” at the Castrum on the weekend of May 8th contacted me. We had met at Gulf Wars and talked a little, but we have not known each other long. Jim wanted to help. He wanted to do a raffle/fundraiser for one of his beautiful bows. Then the next day he said, “I want to do two”. He called me up that evening and said, “Let’s do five and the top prize will be a English Longbow of Yew with horn tips”. He asked me to run it for him.

So, in a month we went from a bar/lemonade wagon at a war to a huge raffle. Five bows will be given out. We will be selling twenty five hundred tickets at $1 each. We have found out that many states that you sell something then you are automatically entered into the raffle, so then it is not considered gambling. So, I am selling “Limited Edition Stickman” drawings that will be sent to you via email, and then you will be entered into the drawing. The drawing to be done at court during the Baronial War.

Jim saw a kingdom and a family in need and had the means to make a difference. His mailing address is in the Midrealm but mainly he plays in Meridies. For myself, my part is to honor a pledge given a decade ago. For Jim, it is purely out of love.

For more details on how to help and get involved please contact me directly at We have setup an account with Google Wallet. Once the $2500 goal is reached that money will be sent to the Brooks.

Thank you for helping.

THL Ranulf di Aversia
Lord Sigvat Odvarsson

Filed under: Announcements

Agenda Available for Board Meeting/ Agenda disponible pour la réunion du Conseil d’administration

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2015-04-15 19:10

En français

A draft agenda for this weekend’s Board of Director’s meeting has been posted on the SCA’s website.  The meeting will be held in Covington, Kentucky. The agenda can be found here.

En français

Une ébauche de l’agenda pour la réunion du Conseil d’administration de cette fin de semaine à été publié sur le site web de la SCA. La réunion se tiendra à Covington, Kentucky. L’agenda se trouve ici.

Traduction: Mórag filia Scayth

Filed under: Corporate

Resend Comments to BoD Sent On April 14

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-04-14 17:03

 A message from the Society’s Office of Information Management and Technology –

Due to unidentified difficulties, some e-mail messages submitted to ‘’ after 6:00am EST and before 3:00pm EST on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 were approved for release to the list, but did not make it into the list’s archive.

In order to insure that -all- missives and comments are received by the Board of Directors for due consideration in advance of this weekend’s meeting in Cincinnati, OH, we would earnestly request that all commenters who sent messages during the window of time identified above to please resubmit their communications to the list. We apologize for any inconvenience this request may present.

Filed under: Announcements, Corporate

Points De Guerre Pour Pennsic

East Kingdom Gazette - Tue, 2015-04-14 16:56

Cet article est maintenant disponible en Français. Veuillez cliquer sur le lien ci-dessous.

Pennsic War Points List Released/Points De Guerre Pour Pennsic

(English Translation:  The following article is now available in French.  Please click on the link below.)

Filed under: En français, Pennsic

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