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Word from Æthelmearc: In Memoriam: Mistress Achren of the Debatable Lands

Sat, 2017-12-30 16:22
The Æthelmearc Gazette has posted a memorial post following the passing of Mistress Achren of the Debatable Lands, formerly of the East Kingdom. It can be found by clicking here.

Kingdom Seneschal Meeting at Dancing Fox

Wed, 2017-12-27 23:29

Greetings!

I will be holding a meeting of the officers and members of the Shire of Frosted Hills at Dancing Fox in the Shire of Nordenhalle on February 3, 2018, immediately following court.

If you are an officer of Frosted Hills, or if you reside within the Shire, I strongly suggest that you attend this meeting.

This meeting is also open to the seneschals of the neighboring groups.

Thank you.

Katherine Barr

East Kingdom Seneschal


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: Dancing Fox, Frosted Hills, seneschal

In Memoriam: Lady Bryn Millar

Wed, 2017-12-27 17:43

Lady Bryn Millar¹

Lady Bryn Millar of the Barony of Endewearde passed away on December 24th, 2017 following a short illness.

Lady Bryn was one of the earliest members of the then Shire of Endewearde, active in her local group for more than 25 years, and received her Award of Arms in 1994 from Gregor and Christence. She was devoted to the art of the rapier, well known in the lists and also a dedicated and active teacher, serving the rapier community as a marshal (and recently as a youth marshal) and also helped to foster a decades-long partnership with the fencing club at a local University. She held the rank of Captain in the Northguard Rapier company, and was recognized as a Captain of Fence (“gold cord”) by the League of Rapier Academies. In 2014 she was awarded the Portcullis of Endewearde in recognition of her martial skill and service. In 2015 she was inducted into the newly formed Order of the Silver Rapier by Omega V & Etheldreda IV at Great Northeastern War.

 

Bryn also served Endewearde and the Kingdom in many other capacities. She understood early on how to use the internet as a tool for SCA communication and recruitment, and served as her local Webminster for 18 years. She was autocrat or head cook for many local events, and she and her beloved husband, Don Jordan Harvey, opened their home for picnics and gatherings. In addition, she was a gifted needle-worker, holding a Journeyman rank with the Keepers of Athena’s Thimble. In 2003 she was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent by Andreas II and Isabella II in recognition of her long service, and in 2015 she was recognized with the Keystone of Endewearde, the Baronial service award, and also with the Queen’s Award of Esteem by Etheldreda IV for her timely work in communicating some important last minute changes to the location of an event.

 

East Kingdom Web Minister Maistir Mael Eoin mac Echuid posted the following message about her work for the Webministry, “There’s a handful of people who are active every day in our online chat, then there’s another handful who aren’t there daily but who are regulars and routinely interactive. Bryn was one of those.

 

While she wasn’t someone who does a lot related to the office outside of the office – as a hobby or day job – she always wanted to know what was going on, how and why we were doing things, and how it might relate to her and her group. She was always inquisitive, eager to know more, and stayed on  top of happenings in her office. Ahead of things, even, in being part of the daily and weekly chats.

 

To see how much more she did before and in addition to being a webminister? Inspiring… I am sorry I did not know her better, but I hope to follow her examples as best I can.”

 

Founding member of Endewearde, Mistress Brita Mairi Svensdottir, related “Bryn tirelessly wrote deserving people in for awards. Her dedication to keeping up with our many activities and posting timely changes and reminders on our web site, and her assistance with demos and teaching rapier combat are just some examples of the impact she has made in our barony. We will miss her.” Master Frasier MacLeod adds the following rememberance, “Lady Bryn Millar was part of the glue that helped hold the Barony of Endewearde together. She was one of those constants that made things go, made things happen. She was passionate about her beliefs and the things she held dear and worked tirelessly to improve them, the Barony not the least of those things. She was a longtime Baronial Rapier Marshal, and also served as Youth Marshal along with her husband, Don Jordan Harvey. Her absence will leave a hole in the Barony and the North that will be very difficult to fill.”

 

Lady Bryn Millar²

Sir Ané du Vey, Baron Endewearde, shared this: “Most know of Lady Bryn Millar’s long time dedication to the SCA fencing community. She has been a steady member for over 26 years.  She was a fencer, a teacher, and a marshal. Her commitment to fence, however, extended well beyond our walls. For most of the last 20 years she has served as a coach and advisor for the fencing club of her local college, and helping to start a love of fencing for many.  For this, and more, Lady Bryn Millar stands as one the premiere members of Endewearde’s Order of the Portcullis, for martial prowess.

 

Even more than her love for fence, Bryn cared deeply for the SCA and for Endewearde. She has always been one of key forces keeping things moving in Endewearde. She was an organizer not just of events (which she worked many) but of people. It was often Bryn that reminded people of the things that needed to be done. I can’t count the number of times she reminded me to think ahead about the schedule for local practices, or upcoming workshops. It was Bryn who has managed our web presence since its very beginning. It was Bryn who created and kept our Order of Precedence. It was Bryn who kept our calendar organized and updated, and it was Bryn who made sure this information got out to everyone as quickly as possible. Bryn not only made sure things were done… she made sure things were done right. All this doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface or the reasons why Lady Bryn Millar holds Endewearde’s order of the Keystone, for service.

 

More importantly than any of this… Bryn was a friend. Her loss will leave a hole in our Barony for a long time to come.”

 

A memorial service for Lady Bryn will be held on December 28th. Details can be found in her obituary by clicking here (Bangor Daily News).

 

1. Photo Courtesy of Mistress Camille des Jardins 2. Photo Courtesy of Baron Brenden Crane
Filed under: In Memoriam Tagged: Endewearde, In Memoriam

Word from Æthelmearc: In Memoriam – Viscountess Ivonne la Doucette de Rouen

Wed, 2017-12-27 12:41

The Æthelmearc Gazette has posted a memorial post following the passing of Viscountess Ivonne la Doucette de Rouen, formerly of the East Kingdom. It can be found by clicking here.


Filed under: In Memoriam, Tidings Tagged: aethelmearc, In Memoriam

Curia to be Held After the Market Day at Birka

Mon, 2017-12-25 12:37

Greetings to all who see these words,

As published in the January 2018 issue of Pikestaff
Ivan and Matilde, Tsar and Tsaritsa of the East Kingdom, will hold a Curia after the Market Day at Birka,
in the Barony of Stonemarche (Manchester NH), on Sunday 28 January 2018, starting at 10:00 am.
http://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3235

Details of the agenda will be posted on the Seneschal’s web page as soon as they are available.

in service,
Eadgyth aet Staeningum
Clerk of Laws


Filed under: Announcements, Law and Policy Tagged: curia

K&Q Rapier Unofficial Court Report

Tue, 2017-12-19 17:04

A great gathering of rapier combatants did assemble, attending the Rapier Championship Tournament of Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde.  It was 16 December, AS 52, in the Shire of Buckland Cross.

Their Majesties did hold a brief court in the morning.  They made a couple announcements, then called forth Tola knitýr.  They spoke of her many accomplishments in the arts, then called for the Order of the Laurel.  Tola was sent on vigil to contemplate joining the Order.

The tournament featured 8 pools of 11 rapier combatants.  The round robin of 88 fencers gave way to a sweet sixteen.  The finals came down to Donovan Shinnock and Devillin MacPherson.  Donovan emerged the victor.

Soon after, Their Majesties reopened their court.  Tsar Ivan called forth his Rapier Champion, Lupold Haas.  Lupold was thanked for his service.  Donovan Shinnock was called forth, received the regalia of the King’s Rapier Champion, and a scroll by Robin dit Dessaint.

Her Majesty Tsaritsa Matilde called forth her Rapier Champion, Lottieri Melocchio.  Melocchio was thanked for his service.  Devillin MacPherson was called forth, and received the regalia of the Queen’s Rapier Champion, and a scroll by Robin dit Dessaint.

The Ladies of the Rose in attendance were called forth to present tokens to people who had impressed them during the day.  

Countess Honig presented a token to Mei and Leena.

Countess Marguerite presented a token to Sorcha Dhocair.

Countess Alethea presented a token to Matthias Grunwold.

Duchess Avelina presented a token to Collin Monroe of Tadcaster.

Duchess Katherine presented tokens to Antonio Patrasso and Melchior Kriebel.

Princess Caoilfhionn presented a token to Tsar Ivan and Prince Brennan.

Tsaritsa Matilde presented a token to Akamatsu Katsumoto.  Further, Katsu was presented with the Cloak of Perseverance.

Their Majesties next invited the children present to attend them.  Rather than the usual running of the toybox, His Majesty, with a sack of toys in the guise of the East Kingdom’s beloved Murder Santa, did pass toys to the children.

Sigridh Bengtsdotter was called before the Tsar and Tsaritsa.  They spoke of her art, and called forth the Order of the Silver Brooch.  Sigridh received a medallion, and a scroll by Triona MacCasky with words by Toki Skaldagörvir.

Next, Their Majesties called for any attending their first, second or third event.  One gentle came forward, and received a token for her attendance.

Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde called forward Tola knitýr to answer the question for which she sat vigil that day.  After hearing from speakers for the various Peerages, they called for the companions of the Order of the Laurel.  Tola received an armband, medallion and coat, as well as a scroll by Eva Woderose with words by Alys Mackyntoich.

Their Majesties next called for Finn mac Láebáin.  They spoke of his service, and Awarded him Arms, presenting him with a scroll by Shoshana Gryffyth with words by Donovan Shinnock.

Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde invited Anastasia de Monte into their court.  They spoke of her embroidery, and called for the companions of the Order of the Maunche.  Anastasia was inducted into the order, receiving a medallion and a scroll by Thyra (Þóra) Eiríksdóttir.

Etaine Clagh was called into court.  Their Majesties spoke of her service, and Awarded her Arms, presenting her with a scroll by Mairi Crawford with words by Sean O’Morian.

Their Majesties called for the companions of the Order of the Silver Crescent to attend them.  His Majesty Ivan went to join the order, and Prince Brennan noted how awkward that was.  His Majesty Ivan agreed, and said that Brennan would now have the same problem.  Prince Brennan mac Fearghus was invited into court, was inducted into the order, and received medallions and a scroll with calligraphy by Tola knitýr, illumination by Elizabeth Elenore Lovell, and words by Alys Mackyntoich.

Ivan and Matilde invited into their court their Chancellor of Minors, Leonete D’Angely.  They thanked her for her service, and presented her with a sock, freeing her.  They called forth Hugoline the Delicate, who swore fealty as the new Chancellor of Minors.

Next was Isabel del Okes invited into court.  Their Majesties spoke of her service, and Awarded her Arms, presenting Isabel with a scroll by Morwenna O Hurlihie.

Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde called into their court Rodrigo Medina de la Mar.  Her Majesty thanked him for fighting on her Rose Tournament team, and they spoke of his skill.  They called for the companions of the Order of the Silver Rapier.  Rodrigo received a medallion, and a scroll by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova.

But the Order of the Silver Rapier remained incomplete.  Their Majesties invited Akamatsu Katsumoto to join.  He received a medallion.  

Still incomplete, Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde invited Douglas Doan (of Anglespur) to attend their court.  He was also made a companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier, and received a medallion, and was further Awarded Arms.

Their Majesties invited Alys Mackyntoich into their court.  She begged a boon of them, to do something about her Apprentice.  Ivan and Matilde agreed to this, and called Raziya bint Rusa into their court.  They invited the companions of the Order of the Laurel to attend, and presented Raziya with a writ to sit vigil at their A&S and Bardic Champions event.  Raziya received scroll by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova with words by Alys Mackyntoich.

Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde invited Rhiannon the Curious into their court.  They began by wishing her a Happy Birthday, then offered an impressive gift.  They called for the companions of the Order of Defense.  Rhiannon was presented with a writ to attend their A&S and Bardic Champions event.  She further received a scroll by Eleanor Catlyng with words by Alys Mackyntoich.

Business concluded, and an amazing day of honorable combat complete, thus closed the court of Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde.  Long Live the King and Queen!  Long Live the Prince and Princess!  Long Live the Kingdom of the East!

YIS,

Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald

PS – Thank you to day’s court heralds, Liadan ingen Chineada and Marian Kirkpatrick (and his Majesty Ivan).


Filed under: Court Tagged: court report, Kings and Queens Champions

2018 Webminister Warrant

Tue, 2017-12-19 16:45

Good morning to the Webministers of the East! On behalf of Maistir Mael Eoin mac Echuid, Kingdom Webminister, I bring you an important reminder!

The time has come for warrant renewals, and with the new calendar year we’re starting new – 2 year warrant terms, concurrent with 2 year office terms. You can hold multiple terms in offices, subject to any relevant local group by-laws.

We also feel strongly that you should have a deputy. If you’re in the office for more than a single term, you should train a deputy.

Even if you’re currently warranted, we’d ask you to fill out the current warrant form. We’re going to ask you how long you’ve been in the office, as well, to see how long people tend to stay in office (enthusiastically or otherwise – if you’re getting burned out, please let us know that as well).

Thank you very much for your service, and we look forward to continuing to work with you! If there’s anything we can do, please let us know.

On behalf of Maistir Mael Eoin mac Echuid,
Herr Matthias von Würzburg, Deputy Kingdom Webminister


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: officers, webminister

Tournoi des Champions de la Rapière du Royaume de l’Est: Règles et Groupements

Sat, 2017-12-16 21:49

Traduction de cet article: https://eastkingdomgazette.org/2017/12/16/east-kingdom-rapier-champs-rules-and-pools/ préparé par Maîtresse A’isha bint Jamil avec l’aide de Google.

Rapier Champions 2017 begins

Ce matin, les tireurs du royaume rivalisent pour l’honneur de servir de Champion de Rapière du Roi et de Champion de Rapière de la Reine. Le Champion du Doi sera le vainqueur du tournoi, et le champion de la reine sera le choix de la reine en fonction de ses compétences, de son comportement et de son honneur tout au long du tournoi. Voici les regroupements pour la partie ronde du tournoi, ainsi qu’un rappel des règles et du format:

Liste 1:

  • Maistre Pascual del Mar
  • Don Collin Monroe of Tadcaster
  • Master Malcolm Bowman
  • Countess Marguerite inghean Lachlainn
  • Lord Alistair Tucker
  • Baron Jonathan Miles
  • Lord Scrooby Doo
  • Eric Guntermut
  • Douglas Doan
  • Katya
  • Isabel del Okes

Liste 2:

  • Master Jin
  • Orlando Sforza
  • Don Ronan
  • Xavier the Sinister
  • Declan
  • Lady Marguerite
  • Yehuda
  • Omega
  • Prefect Ioannes
  • Harley
  • Eva Von Koln

Liste 3:

  • Master Thomas del Broc
  • Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne
  • Don Eldrich Gaiman
  • Don Llewelyn Walsh
  • Lady Magdalena
  • Robert Tytes
  • Lady Millicent Rowan
  • Lady Mýrún Leifsdóttir
  • Jan
  • Sterling de la Rosa
  • Murien

Liste 4:

  • Master Thomas de Castellan
  • Don Melchior Kriebel
  • Dona Sorcha Dhocair
  • Takauji-Don
  • Wentlyanna Bengrek
  • Doroga
  • Lord Olan
  • Piero Quagliati
  • Christoph
  • Wulfgar Silfraharr

Liste 5:

  • Thomas of Effingham
  • Master Antonio
  • Don Owynn Greenwood
  • Don Brendan Firebow
  • Two
  • Lady Genevieve
  • Montana
  • Matthew Miller
  • Finn
  • Noah
  • Eva Woderose

Liste 6:

  • Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova
  • Engracia de Madrigal
  • Don Devillin McPherson
  • Matthias Grunwald
  • Yin Feng-yu Gongzhu
  • Master Grim the Skald
  • Mairi Crawford
  • Matija Potonik
  • Lord Brian
  • Richild

Liste 7:

  • Master Donovan Shinnock
  • Don Berrick
  • Gerrick Mapmaker
  • Morwill
  • Baron Larry
  • Ciaran ua Meic Thire
  • Lady Liadan ingen Chineada
  • Lord Rodrigo
  • Lady Martin de Delyon
  • Mercedes
  • Katerina Falconer

Liste 8:

  • Ogedai
  • Robert Earlsson
  • Don Aiden McShane
  • Don Griffith Davion
  • Jane Milford
  • James
  • Ian
  • Master Hroud Land
  • Katsu-dono
  • Ellynor Redpath
  • Hlafdiga Avelina Keyes

Toutes les fautes d’orthographe et de titre sont la faute de Maîtresse Leonete D’Angely.

RÈGLEMENT DU TOURNOI de Don Lupold Hass, actuel Champion du Roi de la Rapière

La structure globale du tournoi consistera en l’éternel favori des listes à la ronde suivi d’un tournoi à double élimination pour 16 personnes, suivi d’une série de finales avec des formulaires d’appel et de réponse rotatifs non répétitifs.

CONVENTIONS GÉNÉRALES
Ce tournoi est par défaut lourd de rapière. La rapière légère ne peut pas être utilisée. Couper et Pousser est une considération spéciale, notée ci-dessous.
Les épées à deux mains ne peuvent pas être utilisées avec des objets secondaires.
Avec l’accord actif des deux combattants, tout combat peut être combattu selon les règles de Couper et Pousser.  Toutefois:
Les deux combattants doivent informer de manière proactive le maréchal qu’il s’agit d’un combat de coupure et de poussée.
Je ne veux pas entendre parler de quelqu’un qui essaye de harceler les gens pour qu’ils acceptent de se battre coup et coup s’ils ne veulent vraiment pas.  Je vais désapprouver de cela.
On s’attend à ce que les combattants soient conscients de la suite du tournoi quand ils s’armeront pour Couper et Pousser.  Passer un temps excessif de blindage de manière à provoquer un retard peut entraîner la perte du combat.
Il n’y aura pas de recentrage.  Si vous êtes dans les cordes ou dans un coin, nous nous attendons à ce que vous vouliez être là ou y avoir été placé par votre adversaire et vous devrez faire face à cela.

RÈGLES POUR LE TOURNOI  à LA RONDE
Idéalement (si l’espace le permet), nous aurons 8 listes, donc les deux meilleurs combattants de chaque groupe peuvent avancer.  Dans cette partie du tournoi:
Mort est mort.  Les doubles victimes sont comptabilisées comme une perte pour les deux combattants.
Apportez votre meilleure forme.
Les combats sont un et fini.
S’il y a des liens pour déterminer qui avance, nous allons d’abord les résoudre par qui bat qui.  En d’autres termes, si deux tireurs sont à égalité pour la deuxième mais l’un bat l’autre dans la liste, cet escrimeur avancera.  Si cela ne fonctionne pas en raison de la double mort, nous aurons des combats pour avancer.

SWEET 16
6 sera un tournoi standard à double élimination.  Dans cette partie du tournoi:
Ces combattants qui restent invaincus devraient afficher leurs prouesses avec une seule rapière.  Si vous prenez une perte, vous pouvez vous battre avec ce que vous voulez.
Chaque paire sera déterminée par le meilleur des trois passes.
La double mort à ce stade sera recréée pour un résultat propre, afin que nous puissions empêcher le tournois de devenir un désordre non-euclidien.

FINALES
En finale, les pertes sont pardonnées et les deux combattants finaux partent sur un pied d’égalité.  Ce sera le meilleur trois des cinq combats, avec des formes d’armes d’appel et de réponse non répétitives:
Un tirage au sort déterminera quel tireur appelle sa forme pour le combat initial en premier.
Les formes qui peuvent être choisies par les combattants sont la rapière simple, la rapière et le poignard, le cas de la rapière, la rapière et la parade rigide, la rapière et la parade non-rigide et l’épée à deux mains.  La rapière simple doit être utilisée au moins une fois – donc si un combattant n’a pas utilisé la rapière simple au cinquième passage, il doit l’utiliser alors.
Les formes d’armes ne doivent pas correspondre.
Les morts doubles sont recréés pour un résultat propre. S’il vous plaît, parer.


Filed under: En français, Rapier, Uncategorized Tagged: rapier champions

East Kingdom Rapier Champs: Results

Sat, 2017-12-16 16:15

Master Donovan has defeated Don Devillin to earn the honor of King’s Rapier Champion after three bouts as follows:

Round 1: Rapier and Buckler, winner is Master Donovan

Round 2: Rapier and Dagger, winner is Master Donovan

Round 3: Single Rapier, winner is Master Donovan

The Queen’s Champion will be announced during court.


Filed under: Rapier Tagged: champions, fencing, Rapier

East Kingdom Rapier Champs: Finals

Sat, 2017-12-16 16:03

During the semi-finals, the two competitors entering undefeated each ceded a loss to their opponent putting them on equal footing in the semi-final bouts.. After hard and honorably fought bouts, two rapier fighters remained in contention for the honor of serving as the King’s Champion of Fence. At this point, all losses again reset, and the combatants will fight up to five bouts to decide the Champion. The two combatants are:

1 Master Donovan

2 Don Devillin Mac Phearson

 


Filed under: Rapier Tagged: champions, fencing, Rapier

East Kingdom Rapier Champs: Final Four

Sat, 2017-12-16 15:30

After many rounds of honorable fighting, the following rapier combatants are still vying for the honor of becoming the King’s Champion of Rapier:

Undefeated

Master Antonio

Don Melchior Kriebel One defeat Master Donovan Don Devilin

 


Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: champions, fencing, Rapier, tournaments

East Kingdom Rapier Champs: Sweet 16

Sat, 2017-12-16 15:27

The following rapier combatants have advanced out of their pools and into the double elimination tourney. They are listed in no particular order.

Kenric
Devilin
Melchior
Sorcha
Remy
Antonio
Thomas of Effingham
Donovan
Garrick mapmaker
Katsu-Dono
Ogedei
Collin Monroe
Douglas Doan
Llewelyn Walsh
Orlando sforza
Omega

 


Filed under: Rapier Tagged: champions, fencing, Rapier, tournaments

East Kingdom Rapier Champs: Rules and Pools

Sat, 2017-12-16 12:53

Rapier Champions 2017 begins

This morning, the fencers of the kingdom are vying for the honor of serving as the King’s Rapier Champion and the Queen’s Rapier Champion. The King’s Champion will be the winner of the tournament, and the Queen’s Champion will be the Queen’s choice based on skill, comportment, and honor throughout the tournament. Below are the groupings for the round robin portion of the tourney, as well as a reminder of the rules and format:

List 1:

  • Maistre Pascual del Mar
  • Don Collin Monroe of Tadcaster
  • Master Malcolm Bowman
  • Countess Marguerite inghean Lachlainn
  • Lord Alistair Tucker
  • Baron Jonathan Miles
  • Lord Scrooby Doo
  • Eric Guntermut
  • Douglas Doan
  • Katya
  • Isabel del Okes

List 2:

  • Master Jin
  • Orlando Sforza
  • Don Ronan
  • Xavier the Sinister
  • Declan
  • Lady Marguerite
  • Yehuda
  • Omega
  • Prefect Ioannes
  • Harley
  • Eva Von Koln

List 3:

  • Master Thomas del Broc
  • Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne
  • Don Eldrich Gaiman
  • Don Llewelyn Walsh
  • Lady Magdalena
  • Robert Tytes
  • Lady Millicent Rowan
  • Lady Mýrún Leifsdóttir
  • Jan
  • Sterling de la Rosa
  • Murien

List 4:

  • Master Thomas de Castellan
  • Don Melchior Kriebel
  • Dona Sorcha Dhocair
  • Takauji-Don
  • Wentlyanna Bengrek
  • Doroga
  • Lord Olan
  • Piero Quagliati
  • Christoph
  • Wulfgar Silfraharr

List 5:

  • Thomas of Effingham
  • Master Antonio
  • Don Owynn Greenwood
  • Don Brendan Firebow
  • Two
  • Lady Genevieve
  • Montana
  • Matthew Miller
  • Finn
  • Noah
  • Eva Woderose

List 6:

  • Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova
  • Engracia de Madrigal
  • Don Devillin McPherson
  • Matthias Grunwald
  • Yin Feng-yu Gongzhu
  • Master Grim the Skald
  • Mairi Crawford
  • Matija Potonik
  • Lord Brian
  • Richild

List 7:

  • Master Donovan Shinnock
  • Don Berrick
  • Gerrick Mapmaker
  • Morwill
  • Baron Larry
  • Ciaran ua Meic Thire
  • Lady Liadan ingen Chineada
  • Lord Rodrigo
  • Lady Martin de Delyon
  • Mercedes
  • Katerina Falconer

List 8:

  • Ogedai
  • Robert Earlsson
  • Don Aiden McShane
  • Don Griffith Davion
  • Jane Milford
  • James
  • Ian
  • Master Hroud Land
  • Katsu-dono
  • Ellynor Redpath
  • Hlafdiga Avelina Keyes

All spelling and title mistakes are the fault of Mistress Leonete D’Angely.

TOURNAMENT RULES from Don Lupold Hass, the current King’s Champion of Rapier
The Overall structure of the day will consist of the perennial favorite of round robin pools followed by a 16 person double elimination tournament, followed by a set of finals with rotating, non-repeating call and response weapons forms.

GENERAL CONVENTIONS
This tournament is heavy rapier default.  Light rapier may not be used.  C&T is a special consideration, noted below.
Two handed swords may not be used in conjunction with secondary items.
With the active agreement of both combatants, any bout may be fought as Cut and Thrust.  However:
Both combatants must proactively inform the marshal that it is a C&T bout.
I don’t want to hear about anyone trying to badger folks into fighting C&T if they really don’t want to.  I will take a very dim view of this.
Combatants are expected to be mindful of the rest of the tournament when armoring for C&T.  Excessive time spent armoring up that causes a delay may result in forfeiture of the bout.
There will be no recentering.  If you are on the ropes or in a corner, we expect that you wanted to be there or have been placed there by your opponent and you will need to deal with that.

ROUND ROBIN RULES
Ideally (space permitting) we’ll have 8 pools, so the top two fighters from each pool can advance.  In this portion of the tournament:
Dead Is Dead.  Double kills are counted as a loss for both combatants.
Bring your best form.
Fights are one and done.
If there are ties to determine who advances, we’ll initially resolve them by who beat who.  In other words, if two fencers are tied for second but one beat the other in the pool, that fencer will advance.  If that doesn’t work due to double kills, we’ll have fightoffs to advance.

SWEET 16
The sweet 16 will be a standard double elimination tournament.  In this portion of the tournament:
Those fighters who remain undefeated should display their prowess with single rapier.  Should you take a loss, you may fight with whatever you see fit.
Each pairing will be determined by the best of three passes.
Double kills at this point will be refought for a clean result, so we can keep the tourney tree from becoming a non-Euclidean mess.

FINALS
In the finals, losses are forgiven, and both final combatants start off on even footing.  It will be the best three of five bouts, with rotating non-repeating call and response weapons forms:
A coin toss will determine which fencer calls their form for the initial bout first.
Forms that can be chosen by combatants consist of Single Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Case of Rapier, Rapier and Rigid Parry, Rapier and Non-Rigid Parry, and Two-handed Sword.  Single rapier must be used at least once – so if a combatant has not used single rapier by the fifth pass, they are required to use it then.
Forms need not match.
Double kills are refought for a clean result.  Please parry.


Filed under: Rapier Tagged: champions, fencing, Rapier, tournaments

Unofficial Court Report: Bhakail Yule

Fri, 2017-12-15 15:23

On Saturday, 9 December, AS 52, Their Majesties Ivan and Matilde, Tsar and Tsaritsa of the East, along with their Highnesses Brennan and Caoilfhionn, Prince and Princess of Tir Mara, did attend the Yule Revel in Renaissance Germany event, in their Barony of Bhakail.

Following Their Majesties’ Curia, a quick court was opened.  Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde requested the presence of Margretha La Fauvelle.  Having previously received a writ to sit vigil, she was sent off to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

Court was suspended, and there was much merriment during the event.

In the afternoon, court was reopened.  Their Excellencies Rowen and Suba of Bhakail held court.  Once that was complete, Their Majesties Ivan and Matilde continued with their court.

The following gentles were recognized during Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde’s court:

Award Recipient Award Scribe(s) Isbel de Kerbriant Tygers Cub  Onora ingheann Ui Rauirc Nishi’o Kageme Award of Arms  Ian Douglas
W: Anna de Guzman Lillia de Vaux Silver Rapier  Fiona O’Maille ó Chuan Coille Beatrice de Warynton Silver Brooch Mýrún Leifsdóttir
W: Charitye Dale Chana Freidl the Maker Silver Brooch  Brangwyne of Wentworth Girsell MacLeoid Silver Brooch Magdalena Lantfarerin
W: Kay Leigh Mac Whyte Arsinoe Dragonette Silver Brooch w/Award of Arms Onora ingheann Ui Rauirc Gnaea Celera Silver Brooch w/Award of
Arms
  Mari Clock van Hoorne
W: Analeda Declan Gobha  Silver Crescent w/Grant of Arms   No Scroll Bird the Bard Troubadour   No Scroll Lu An Hua Silver Crescent w/Grant of Arms   Kis Marika Esmerelda Bytheway Silver Wheel w/Award of Arms     Mýrún Leifsdóttir Eleanora the Tilemaker Silver Wheel   I: Unknown
C: Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Margretha La Fauvelle Laurel     Arianna of Wynthrope, from Aethelmearc
W: Alys Mackintoisch Muin Maqq Minain Writ for Laurel   Elen Alswyth of Eriskay

Additionally, Duke Roger of the West was summoned to run with the Children’s Toybox.  When he could not be found, however, Their Majesties requested the presence of Morwill.  But, Duke Roger appeared, and though possibly confused by a unique Eastern Tradition, he did take the toybox to exercise the children.

Sir Harald Hawkinson swore his fealty to the crown.

Angus Pembridge presented a tithe of honey to Their Majesties, Their Highnesses and Their Excellencies.

Business concluded, Their Excellencies Rowen and Suba thanked the musicians for performing throughout the day.  Their Majesties and Their Highnesses added their thanks as well.

Thus was the court of Ivan and Matilde, Tsar and Tsaritsa of the East, closed.

YIS,
Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald

PS – Thank you to the Heraldic staff for the day: Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah, and Philippe de Vigneron.


Filed under: Court Tagged: court report, royal court, Yule

Rules for K&Q’s Bardic Champions Available

Wed, 2017-12-13 14:07

East Kingdom Badge – may be used by any citizen of the East Kingdom

Rules and guidelines for the King’s and Queen’s Bardic Champions Competition are now available. They are printed below and can also be found at this webpage.

In an effort to encourage the bardic arts, we suggest that attendees bring small tokens to be given to any performer you find particularly pleasing.

Requirements for competition entry:
You must pre register for the Competition. All entrants must submit an email to the King’s Bard no later than 1 week before the competition indicating their willingness to compete. Out of courtesy to the autocrat & event staff please ALSO pre register for the event.

On the day of the competition each performer shall submit a brief “resume” (such as would fit on an index card) listing the performance types and styles (e.g. songs, stories, jests, musical instruments, poetry, improvisation of diverse kinds, etc.) that the performer is willing to offer upon request, should the performer reach the finals. Competitors are encouraged to be specific (see below for examples). Their Majesties will pick for each finalist one of the performance types listed on that performer’s resume for the final round. This gives the performers a chance to display versatility as well as skill, and gives Their Majesties additional information as they “audition” their next bardic champions.

Competition Format: The competition will take place over three rounds. All performance pieces should be period, period-style*, or otherwise SCA-appropriate**. All performers must perform at least one period or “period style” piece with documentation in either the first or second round.
Excessively bawdy or overtly adult themed offerings are not welcome.

Round 1: Pieces may not exceed 4 minutes, and can be period, period-style, or SCA-appropriate.

Round 2: Pieces may not exceed 6 minutes. Competitors in this round must perform a period piece if they chose to do a non-period piece in Round 1.

Round 3: The assignment for the final round will be determined by Their Majesties, guided by the performer’s earlier works, as well as the information obtained from the performer via their resume. Performers will have a few moments to prepare between the assignment from TRM and the start of performances.

*A period performance is defined as a song, story, or other performance that can be plausibly documented prior to 1601. Original compositions based on period rules of composition, original stories based on period styles, contrafacta to a period tune, and other such performances can be considered a period-style performance, with the required documentation***. For example, a performer could sing a period song with lyrics that have been rewritten modernly, tell a story from the Decameron in English, play an original tune in a period style on recorder, or recite a modern English translation of an Old English poem. Note that original works need not be written by the performer, so long as the style is documentable prior to 1601.

**An SCA-appropriate performance is any non-period piece of an appropriate nature for an SCA Bardic event, which cannot be documented prior to 1601. This would include things like SCA folk songs, or traditional pieces or stories that do not break the illusion of the medieval & Renaissance periods.

*** Documentation is required for at least one of your performances in the first two rounds, and can be supplied on an index card. For all questions concerning documentation, or assistance, please contact one of the current Champions.

Sample resumes:
Romanus Gaius Cantus (SC, OTC, Troubadour) – Roman-style boasts, filk on any topic to the tune of the Maltese Bransle or Greensleeves, good at extemporaneous speaking, can chant war-style marching songs in Latin. Excellent at theatre-style reading text I have not seen before.

Skihald the Viking (King’s Bard to John VIII, Troubadour, Order of the Maunche, Order of the Laurel) – Perform and write Norse-styled poetry in English, tell skaldic tales from 4 to 10 minutes in length from hilarious to morose, excellent teller of jokes, intermediate juggler, have several magic tricks I have worked into period settings.

Ysibeau du Provance – Period pieces in French for solo voice or recorder, Latin sacred music of the 12th century, improvisational harp. Can write small praise poems in French and English with some notice. Familiar with some music from most SCA periods, and SCA-appropriate songs. I am good at selecting music for different occasions.

Haven Fortnight (Bard to Baron of the Place) – I know a handful of period pieces, but my strengths are really SCA-appropriate non-period songs composed by others (traditional, folk tradition, SCA-composers) or by myself. I also play guitar. I can write pieces on commission with some notice. I can play and stroll at the same time. I can write in rhyming verse on short notice on nearly any topic and present it.


Filed under: Bardic Tagged: bardic champions

BBM/Bergental Yule Unofficial Court Report

Tue, 2017-12-12 19:47

On Saturday, December 2nd, AS LII, Their Majesties Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde, did visit their Barony Beyond the Mountain, and attended the joint Yule between BBM and Bergental.

In the afternoon, Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde began their court.

Baron Dorian of Lewes, Baroness Eloise of Coulter, and Charlotte swearing fealty to TRM. Photo by Baroness Aryana van Wyck.

Their Excellencies, Baron Dorian and Baroness Eloise of Beyond the Mountain, did pledge their fealty to the crown.

Their Majesties did announce the heirs to the Barony Beyond the Mountain, Lord Mark of the Red Hand and Lady Gwenllian ferch Llewellyn ap Henry, and did invite them into court. A formal agreement between Their Excellencies and their heirs was read.

The Children’s toybox was run, and the many newcomers attending their first, second or third event received tokens.  Additionally, these gentles were awarded as follows:

 

       Name                               Award                                Scribe(s)

Charlotte Tyger’s Cub Aelfgifa of the Hazel Thicket Adelia of Bergental Order of Gawain Beatrix Marxin AoA I: Mairi Crawford

C and W: Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Adisa Grimolfsdottir AoA Agatha Wanderer Ikeda Yasu AoA I and C: Robert dwe Makminne

W: Ryouko’jin of the Iron Skies Bartholomew of Northampton Apollo’s Arrow I and W: Emma Makilmone

C: Alexsei Dmitriev John Buchanan Apollo’s Arrow + AoA Johannes filius Nicholai Order of the Silver Tyger Morwenna O Hurlihie Silver Brooch Heather Rose de Gordoun Doroga Voronin Silver Brooch Aleksei Dmitriev Donato Favro AoA Amalie Reinhardt Naia AoA Diego Porcelos AoA C and I: Embla Knútrdottir

W: Nicol mac Donnachaid Akamatsu Tora Silver Wheel Akamatsu Katsumoto Silver Wheel Marion Kirkpatrick Silver Wheel Elena Hylton Silver Wheel C: Harold von Auerbach

I: Carmelina da Vicari Elena Hylton Writ for Laurel

 


Thus concluded Barony Beyond the Mountain/Bergental Yule

YIS,

Lady Liadan ingen Chineada

PS – Thank you to Yehuda ben Moshe, Pagan Graeme, Anastasia du Monte, and Marian Kirkpatrick for helping to herald court.


Filed under: Court Tagged: court report, royal court, Yule

Webminister Report Form

Tue, 2017-12-12 15:53

Good morning and greetings to the Webministers of the East Kingdom!

It’s reporting season – and linked, please find the 2017 Reporting Form. Please fill out the form for either the year or just for the 4th quarter if you’ve already provided quarterly reports for the year.

The warrant renewal form will be released soon as well, but we didn’t want to bury everyone under these admittedly awesome new Google Forms.

2017 Webminister Report

If you have any questions, please just let us know and we’ll be happy to assist in any way we can.

YIS,
Matthias von Würzburg, Deputy Kingdom Webminister


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: officers, webminister

Report from East Kingdom Curia: December 9, 2015

Tue, 2017-12-12 15:53

The final version of the changes to East Kingdom Law resulting from the Curia held on December 9, 2017 at Yule Revel in Renaissance Germany, in the Barony of Bhakail, can be found on the Seneschal’s website under the Curia tab. The final version can be found by clicking on the Changes made to Law at December 2017 Curia, or here:
http://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/docs/EKLawchanges2017December.pdf

 

The original version is still located by clicking the Agenda link, or here: http://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/docs/EKCuria20171209Agenda.pdf

The agenda for the Birka curia will be posted in the next few weeks.

I encourage everyone to check the website and read what is proposed for any curia.

Katherine Barr, East Kingdom Seneschal


Filed under: Law and Policy Tagged: curia

EK Pennsic Court Survey

Tue, 2017-12-12 15:53

                     

Greetings, East Kingdom!

Brennan and I really like going to Midnight Madness. Unfortunately, EK Pennsic court is traditionally on Wednesday night of War Week, and thus we, as Royals or Populace members, are often tired and the hour is late by the time we are able to get to the merchant area. I am certain we are not alone in this.

Thus, we are contemplating changing the night of EK court at Pennsic this year and we are interested in your opinion on the matter. Please fill out the EK Pennsic Court Survey and let us know your thoughts.

Thank you very much in advance.

In Service to the East,
Caoilfhionn Principissa & Brennan Princeps


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: announcement, midnight madness, Pennsic, pennsic war, royal court, Survey

A Request for Fencers Entering Rapier Champs

Sun, 2017-12-10 17:15

Greetings to the Fencers of the Kingdom from the Editors of the East Kingdom Gazette,

We at the Gazette would like to report on the King’s and Queen’s Rapier Champion tourney much the same way we do Crown Tourney, as we continue to expand our coverage of important kingdom events and tourneys.

One of the things that makes it easier to cover tourneys like this is having the list of combatants in advance, to make it easier for our on site reporters to get posts up. Unlike Crown Tourney, Rapier Champs has no requirement for a letter of intent or pre-event sign up.

We have created an online poll with the intent of getting as many names as possible pre-typed and spelled correctly. We have the permission of Don Lupold to do so, however this is in no way official or binding. You will still need to sign up for the tourney when you arrive on site. We fully understand that we will not reach every fencer who may be competing, but each fencer we do reach is one more name spelled correctly we won’t have to type in the moment.

The form can be found here.

Thank you for helping us share the day with those who are unable to be there.  If you have any questions, please email us at eastkingdomgazette@gmail.com. Please share this widely so that we can reach as many combatants as possible.


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