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Crown Tournament Finals – Third Bout

Sat, 2014-11-01 16:37

The third bout of the finals was fought with two swords. His Grace Omega Aurelius Serpentius fighting for Her Grace Roxane Farabi Shahzadeh was declared the victor.

EDITOR’S ADDITION: Duke Kenric withdrew from the bout after it had started.

Vivat Prince Omega

Vivat Princess Roxane

Vivant The Kingdom of the East!


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament

Crown Tournament Finals – Second Bout

Sat, 2014-11-01 16:30

The second bout of the finals was fought with polearm.

Victor:

His Grace Omega Aurelius Serpentius fighting for Her Grace Roxane Farabi Shahzadeh

 


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament

Crown Tournament Finals – First Bout

Sat, 2014-11-01 16:13

The first bout of the finals was fought with sword and shield.

Victor:

His Grace Omega Aurelius Serpentius fighting for Her Grace Roxane Farabi Shahzadeh

 


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament

Crown Tourney – Finals

Sat, 2014-11-01 16:09

The Gazette is pleased to report that the finals of the Fall Tournament for the Crown of the East will be fought between

His Grace Omega Aurelius Serpentius fighting for Her Grace Roxane Farabi Shahzadeh

and

His Grace Kenric aet Essex fighting for Her Grace Avelina Keys

.


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament

Crown Tourney – Semifinals

Sat, 2014-11-01 15:29

The four combatants remaining in the tournament are:

His Grace Konrad der Lowe von Ulm fighting for Her Ladyship Aibhilin Fhionn from the wounded list will face His Grace Omega Aurelius Serpentius fighting for Her Grace Roxane Farabi Shahzadeh

Lord Ioannes Serpentius fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt from the wounded list will face His Grace Kenric aet Essex fighting for Her Grace Avelina Keys

All remaining matches in the tournament will be fought in a “Best 3 out of 5″ format with rotating weapons forms.

 


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament

Crown Tourney – Final Eight

Sat, 2014-11-01 14:47

In addition to continuing news from the tournament, the Gazette has learned that Her Royal Majesty Queen Thyra, noting the stalwart bravery of the combatants as well as the inclement conditions that they and their supporters labor under has decreed that all gloves, hats, and umbrellas are both period and fashionable for today.

The first few rounds of double-elimination fighting have seen the following combatants still remaining in the tournament:

His Grace Konrad der Lowe von Ulm fighting for Her Ladyship Aibhilin Fhionn

Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern fighting for His Excellency Einar Njorthurson

Sir Wilham de Broc fighting for Doña Isabel Chamberlaine

His Grace Omega Aurelius Serpentius fighting for Her Grace Roxane Farabi Shahzadeh

Sir Culann mac Cianian fighting for Her Excellency Edana inghean Aluinn mac Kinnon

Lord Ioannes Serpentius fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt

His Grace Kenric aet Essex fighting for Her Grace Avelina Keys

Dmitri (Lord Deacon de Chatillion ) and Baroness Nadezhda Voronova

 

 


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament

Crown Tourney – Sweet Sixteen

Sat, 2014-11-01 14:31

Having completed the early rounds of competition, the Sweet Sixteen round has been paired up as follows:

His Grace Konrad der Lowe von Ulm fighting for Her Ladyship Aibhilin Fhionn

Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern fighting for His Excellency Einar Njorthurson

Sir Wilham de Broc fighting for Doña Isabel Chamberlaine

His Grace Omega Aurelius Serpentius fighting for Her Grace Roxane Farabi Shahzadeh

Sir Culann mac Cianian fighting for Her Excellency Edana inghean Aluinn mac Kinnon

Lord Ioannes Serpentius fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt

His Grace Kenric aet Essex fighting for Her Grace Avelina Keys

Dmitri (Lord Deacon de Chatillion ) and Baroness Nadezhda Voronova

His Excellency Valgard Stonecleaver fighting for Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo

His Grace Randal of the Dark fighting for Her Grace Katherine Stanhope

His Excellency Matthias Grunwald fighting for Lady Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir

His Excellency Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev fighting for Her Excellency Mathilde DeCadenet

Master Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus fighting for Lady Katerina Lliovna Vladimirov

Sir Jibril al-Dakhil fighting for Lady Lucie Lovegood of Ramisgate

His Excellency Endewearde, Baron Ane du Vey fighting for Her Excellency Endewearde, Mistress Sylvia du Vey

Lord Hrafn the Bonesetter fighting for Her Excellency Marguerite ingen Lachlainn

 


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament

Crown Tourney Update

Sat, 2014-11-01 13:01

Crown Tourney has begun in the rain with over forty entrants.  This year’s Crown Tournament has seen a return to the traditional double-elimination format with the initial pairings set by challenge.  Each fighter, beginning with the fighter lowest on the Order of Precedence, was allowed to issue his or her choice of challenge. Each bout in the double elimination was fought as a best two of three fights.  The first and second round were fought on the planned field.  The third round is starting on the nearest graveled parking lot due to the increasing mud and slickness of the fighting field.


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament

Keep Calm and Tourney ON!

Fri, 2014-10-31 18:15

Baron Dinsdale shared the following message to prevent panic tomorrow at Crown Tournement…

It’s not often that my modern life and my SCA life intertwine thoroughly, but here we go:

For those of you heading to Crown Tournament on Saturday, an FYI:

At 12 Noon, you will likely hear sirens that will sound for approximately 3 minutes.  This is part of an annual FEMA-mandated test of the emergency alert system for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station.  The Crown Tournament site is located in Richmond, NH.  Richmond is part of the Emergency Planning Zone for Vermont Yankee.  Hence, you will likely hear the alert sirens.  (Actually, if I don’t hear the sirens while at Crown, I’ll be calling some people to try to find out why I can’t hear them, but that’s my problem, not yours.)

Remember, this is only a test.

Regards,
Baron Dinsdale of Northumbria, OP

also known as:
Anthony R. Leshinskie
Vermont State Nuclear Engineer and Decommissioning Coordinator (for Vermont Yankee)
Brattleboro, Montpelier, VT & Hartland, CT


Filed under: Tidings

Last Chance to Order 2015 East Kingdom Calendars and Notecards

Thu, 2014-10-30 20:29

Saturday, November 1st, is the last day to order the 2015 calendar and note cards created by scribes of the East Kingdom to support the Royal Travel Fund.  Orders will be shipped for receipt by Thanksgiving.  Each month’s sponsor and artists are listed below next to a small excerpt from each month.  Some sponsors names are being withheld until publication because their dedications are surprises.  Orders can be placed three ways: using Paypal via the website using Paypal; by check or cash via Lady Lucie Lovegood; or at Crown Tourney through Lady Lucie or Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd For.

By Mistress Rhonwen glyn Conwy, sponsored by the Barony of Settmour Swamp

By Lady Lada Monguligin, sponsored by Haus zum Kitzingen

By Lady Sakura’i no Kesame, sponsored by Sharcpit

By Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh, sponsor Mistress Eleanor Fitzpatrick

By Mistresses Ro Honig von Summerfeldt (c: Mistress Carolyne de la Pointe), sponsor not revealed

By Mistress Eva Woderose, sponsor not revealed

By Lady Palotzi Marta, sponsor Sir Gui Avec Cheval

By Baroness Emma Makilmone (c: Lady Henna Sinclair), sponsor The Handsome Boys

By Doña Camille des Jardins (c: Mistress Carolyne de la Pointe), sponsor the Barony of Bhakail

By Doña Isabel Chamberlaine, sponsor ICOD

By Mistress Khioniya Nikolaevna Ryseva, sponsor not revealed

By Lady Lisabetta Medaglia (c: Mistress Eleanor Catlyng), sponsor Duchess Marieke and Baron Cenwulf


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Tidings Tagged: calendar, Calligraphy and Illumination

BoD Request for Commentary – Proposed Change to Corpora

Thu, 2014-10-30 08:30

The SCA Board of Directors seeks commentary on the following proposed Corpora language change.

Current language for Corpora VIII.B.4

Non-armigerous awards and orders may be established by a kingdom, principality or barony, according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. The names and insignia of these awards and orders must be ratified by the Laurel Sovereign of Arms.

Proposed language for Corpora VIII.B.4

Non-armigerous awards and orders may be established by a kingdom, principality or barony, according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. The names and armory of these awards and orders must be registered by the Laurel Sovereign of Arms.

The Board of Directors seeks comments on the proposed language through 01/31/2015, which can be directed to comments at sca.org.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.


Filed under: Corporate, Heraldry, Law and Policy, Official Notices

Event Announcement: Feast of the End of the Gaunt Days

Wed, 2014-10-29 15:49

Feast of the End of the Gaunt Days

Sunday, February 22, 2015

 

Our fair kingdom enjoyed the fruits of another bountiful harvest, then celebrated and hunkered down for a long winter. Then came the Gaunt Days, as larders became emptier and emptier. From Mid-February we can almost see the End of the Gaunt Days! Let us come together at table, bringing whatever we can to celebrate our survival! The Feast is a chance for the clever victualler to show off their cunning in making tasty fare from the remains of the pantry. What food do you have, when no other can be found fresh? Did you pickle? Smoke? Dry? Collect up the eggs? Ferment?

This pot-luck gathering is part foodie-schola, wherein anyone can come and either just enjoy the day, or show off your finest concoctions for judging and sharing (or just sharing), and part schmoozefest. The day starts with judging so that by lunch and throughout the day the rest of us can sample, learn techniques and swap tips.

Those who bring a dish that feeds 4 or more can have it judge for a chance at stunning prizes and our deepest gratitude! Before the event, it might be a good time to hold workshops and teach someclasses on preservation? Several guilds have sent representatives in the past and we look forward to them attending again.

Prize categories are: People’s Choice, February Fruits, A Mighty Impressive Pickle!, Season’s Meatings, Lenten Lunchtime, The Best Root Home, What Vegetation Survived, Behold the Power of Cheese!, Drinks that Are not Just Melted Snow, Toothsome Stews and Soups, Sweets for the Sweet, and the nebulous None of the Above.

The site is not dry, but do try not to stagger out into the street.

Costs: $0. Students and the elderly are half price.

Donations are gratefully accepted.

We remember those who are going through their own Gaunt Days. Donations to The Jonnycake Center – our local food bank – are gratefully accepted at the door.

The Event Steward, Meister Ulric von der Insel, can be reached at acadie@cox.net or 401-330-0357 before 9pm.

Site: Wishford Hall, 1034 Main Street, Hopkinton, RI

Directions: From I-95 north or southbound, take exit 3 to route 138 west.


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events, Local Groups

New Chairman of the Board of Directors from the East Kingdom

Mon, 2014-10-27 19:32

 

Baron Phillip Reed the Facetious, OP (Scott P. R. Berk, MD), became Chairman of the Board of Directors on Saturday, October 25.

Says Master Phillip of his new position, “I am honored to continue the progress the SCA has made to this point and look forward to continue leading the changes necessary for our organization to grow in the future.”


Filed under: Corporate

New Event Concept Allows Easterners to Explore Research in a Novel Way.

Sun, 2014-10-26 12:30

On Saturday October 25, in Carolingia, over 70 Easterners participated in a new way to hold an event. There was a autocrat, gate, classes, even a musician playing in the social hall throughout the day. There was even a dayboard, unconventional as it was. (Those who pre-registered had the option of ordering a burrito lunch catered in) What there wasn’t, was garb, court, or people in persona.

Autocrat Lady Aildreda de Tamworth has spent a lot of time talking with people over the last year or so about how the current Arts and Sciences model works really well for some subjects, and less well for others. Most of what we do at events and in persona is based on finished products, and competition. She learned from others that was what missing, what people truly wanted, was a place to talk about process, a place to talk about what went wrong, what they did not understand, where to go next. The idea came up again and again. What if we talked like researchers?

A member of the tech team, Baroness Imigla Venture, sets up a slideshow for a presenter.

The concept for Voyages of Discovery was born. A non-garb event, run like a research conference. With the help of Lady Eadgyth aet Staeningum, the Massachusetts Convention Fandom Inc loaned the event projectors and screens, Baron Colin Ursell loaned computers as well as ran the technology team that helped all of the presenters use the equipment to help share their work.

The staff also assembled a team to put together and run a research library, staffed throughout the day by reference consultants, many who work as modern librarians or researchers.

There was an impressive collection of books on many topics of interest to Scadians, organized by subject. A great moment occurred when one attendee, who had brought a book in Russian for the great pictures of iconography, discovered that one of the reference assistants in fact spoke and read Russian fluently. They spent much of the afternoon translating the explanations of each photo on sticky notes.

There was a slate of classes on topics varying from Geometric Art in the Renaissance to Medieval Mortuary Rolls, Persian Plants, and the effect on volcanos on medieval weather. Some of the topics deeply benefitted from the technology available. Others were sort of meta-topics, hard to talk about at a traditional SCA event, such as Mistress Lakshmi’s discussion on adopting another culture.

In addition to the classes and reference library, the other new concept was that of a poster session. Researchers used tri-fold boards used most often for science fairs to present information on their works in progress, show their process, and share research.  Don Donovan Shinnock presented his work on the similarities and differences between the fencing masters Capo Ferro and Fabris. In addition to his poster, throughout the day he modeled the two different styles.

Mistress Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Sviatoslavina vnuchka presented a poster on her process in creating a 15th century paintbrush for illumination, which included her works in progress as well as her finished paintbrushes available for people to try out.

Throughout the day, people had nothing but compliments for this style of event. Many described it as a “rabbit-hole event” People started with one idea or topic, and stumbled down the rabbit-hole through others, moving to different conversations, or running to the research room to check out a new topic they hadn’t considered.

Her Excellency Imigla Venture, Baroness of Carolingia, was excited to leave her coronet and regalia at home, saying that, “This type of event was much less stressful to prepare for, making it much easier to truly focus on the Science aspect.” Don Donovan echoed this, saying, “Without all the other responsibilities of a normal event, we really get to just sit around and geek.” Many others appreciated the conference-like name badges, which had both SCA and modern names on them, helping people connect names to faces and research.

Countess Marguerite inghen Lachlan also held one of her discussion salons, which was perfectly suited for this concept, as they are designed to be regalia and precedence-free discussions of meta-SCA issues. This one discussed the responsibility and feasibility of citing sources and doing research within an SCA context.

As the event ended, many echoed the sentiment that the event be repeated again. People left enthused, ready to begin new avenues of research, and with fresh ideas on how to implement what they learned in a day to day SCA context.


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: events, research

Missive from the New Kingdom Rapier Marshal

Fri, 2014-10-24 11:02

“Unto the mighty East Kingdom do I, Don Frasier MacLeod send greetings,

As many of you know by now I have been selected to take the reins of the Kingdom Rapier Marshal’s position. I would like to start by thanking Don Caine Ramsey for his years of service and guidance, you have earned a well deserved rest my friend.

Quite a few questions have been floating around, so I’ll try to answer a few of them. As a brief introduction, I have been in the Society for 25 years, with Rapier my primary focus in those years. I have held Rapier-related offices in two separate Kingdoms, both here in the East (my home Kingdom) and in AEthelmearc, where I served briefly as KRM before moving home to the East.

Second, the question of Rapier Spears. Rapier Spears will remain as they are now in this Kingdom. I have no plans to legalize them for any sort of use in the near future. I have a Rapier Spear Committee with which I will be working closely to examine these new weapons to determine their viability to our game. Beyond that, as I have stated, they will remain as they are.

Third, I have been asked about my Deputy position. I have chosen my Deputy Kingdom Rapier Marshal, and that is Don Donovan Shinnock. I have discussed this position with Donovan and he has expressed a willingness to step into the role and I am happy to have him.

Lastly, my contact information should be updated as of the December issue of Pikestaff. Please feel free to contact me via e-mail or the phone number provided if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to the next several years with great anticipation.

In Service,

Don Frasier MacLeod, Kingdom Rapier Marshal”


Filed under: Fencing, Official Notices, Tidings

Event update: Musicians’ Day

Thu, 2014-10-23 14:50

The Crown Province of Østgarðr will be welcoming musicians from throughout the Kingdom to their Musicians’ Day event on November 21st – 23rd.

The event organizers would like the populace to be aware of the following additional information which is not, at present, available on the event announcement:

Send reservations to

William Bornander
8 Clark Place
Port Chester, NY 10573

Make checks payable to “SCA-NY / Ostgardr”

Full and up-to-date information can be found on the Østgarðr website.


Filed under: Events Tagged: Ostgardr

Successor to the East Kingdom Marshal of Fence Announced

Thu, 2014-10-23 12:30

Don Frasier MacLeod in a photo from the Queen’s fashion challenge at Birka earlier this year.

Sir Osgkar of the Wood, Earl Marshal of the East has announced that Don Fraiser MacLeod has been chosen to succeed Don Caine Ramsey as East Kingdom Marshal of Fence. Sir Oskar described the choice as difficult, but expressed his confidence that Don Frasier was the correct choice to continue to guide the rapier community in the East and help keep it dynamic and growing.

The transition in the office will occur at Crown Tourney in Stonemarche on November 1st.

Don Caine has expressed his gratitude to the rapier community at large for their support over the past three years.  “It has been my sincerest joy and pleasure to serve you all” he said in an email.

 


Filed under: Fencing Tagged: EKMOF, fencing

Unofficial Court Report: K&Q Rapier Champions

Mon, 2014-10-20 17:10

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, held in the Canton of Black Icorndall in the Barony of Bhakail upon 18 October in the forty-ninth year of the Society; 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 Ladies of the Rose came before the Tyger Throne and presented tokens to those combatants whose comportment, countenance and courtesy in the lists were pleasing to their eyes, and those gentle persons were Jenevieve Spillane, Llewellyn Walsh and Caoilfhionn ingen ui Fhaelain.

Item. His Majesty thanked Don Donovan Shinnock for his service as his Rapier Champion and called forth Sir Antonio Patrasso, victor of the day’s tournament, to take up his place as King’s Rapier Champion. Sir Antonio received the tokens and ensigns of the office and a document memorializing his deeds prepared by Arden of Icombe.

Item. Her Majesty thanked Don Thomas of Effingham for his service as her Rapier Champion and called forth Lady Sorcha Dhocair to take up the place of Queen’s Rapier Champion. Lady Sorcha received the tokens and ensigns of the office and a document memorializing her worth prepared by Arden of Icombe.

Item. Their Majesties accepted the fealty of Lady Sabina Luttrell, Kingdom Minister of the Lists.

Item. Their Majesties caused Elizabeth Elenore Lovell to be brought before the Tyger Throne and, praising her many labors for the benefit of the Kingdom, did cause the said Elizabeth to be inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich, illuminated by Ro Honig von Somerfeldt and calligraphed by Caroline de LaPointe.

Item. Their Majesties caused gifts of toys to be distributed to the children of the East.

Item. Their Majesties summoned into the Court Giancarlo Soranzo da Venezia, often called “Narlo,” and thereupon awarded him Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Vettorio Antonello.

Item. Their Majesties summoned before them Muin maqq Minain, artisan in metal, and caused him to be inducted into the Order of the Maunche, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Jonathan Blaecstan and Melisande of the Gryphon Wood.

Item. Lupold Haas was commanded before the Tyger Throne, whereupon he was made a member of the Order of the Silver Rapier.

Item. Their Majesties invited into their presence newcomers to the Society and gave them tokens of welcome in memory of the day.

Item. Their Majesties summoned into their presence Sabine de Kerbriant, whereupon they served upon the said Sabine a Writ commanding that she sit vigil for the Order of the Laurel upon January 17th at the celebration of Twelfth Night in the Barony of Carillion, the which Writ had been written by Brunissende Dragonette and calligraphed by Alexandre St. Pierre.

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.

Witnesseth:

Master Rowen Cloteworthy
Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranlegh
Lord Martyn de Haliwell

Photos by Mistress Rainillt de Bello Marisco.


Filed under: Court, Events, Fencing

Event Announcements in the Gazette

Mon, 2014-10-20 11:49

Autocrats – would you like to have your event announcement seen by more people?

The East Kingdom Gazette will publish event announcements from autocrats for events within the East Kingdom, or which have some significance to the residents of the East.

An article in the Gazette will allow you to share details that aren’t appropriate for the East Kingdom web site, such as photos of the site,  pithy quotes from people involved in the event, or a bit of the history of the event. The intent is to add value to the announcement, not just replicate what’s on the East Kingdom web site.

We’ll also include as much of the official event announcement as you request, or as many event details as we feel would be useful as a backup to other information sources.

 


Filed under: Events Tagged: event announcement

Competition is Light in Dessert Challenge at Crown Tourney

Mon, 2014-10-20 09:41

Edible Village made by young folk of Ruantallan, Nov.2013

Their Majesties Edward and Thyra have issued a Dessert Challenge for Their Crown Tourney:

Bring your best period dessert or treat (maybe a trick?) to be shared by those remaining during feast. The entrants will be judged visually by the populace after the tourney has concluded. No tasting until after the judging has been completed. The winners will be announced before feast begins.

The autocrat, Lady Tessa Martini D’Agostino, reports that only a small number of gentles have so far expressed interest in the challenge. Is the kingdom willing to let a challenge go unanswered? Or are there more gentles planning to participate who have not contacted the head cook so he can plan for their entries? If you plan to enter but have not been in touch, or would like more information so you can decide if you wish to enter,  please contact Lord Richard le Hauke.

Photo by Ygraine of Kellswood.
The village was “razed” at the Childrens’ Tea with Queen Avelina.


Filed under: Events Tagged: challenge, Crown Tourney, Dessert, food