East Kingdom Gazette
Covering the Eastern Realm of the SCA
Updated: 41 min 20 sec ago
The Pennsic Signal Corps (PSC) is looking for interested gentles to help with the battles at the Pennsic War!
The PSC serves the Field Marshalate. Members handle the official timing (at the pleasure of the field marshal), display the countdown and signal flags, distribute and return the radios used by the marshals on the field, and perform any other tasks required by the field marshal to help the battles run smoothly. The work of the PSC is not noticed when done well, but it’s an important volunteer effort.
The ideal candidates for this work have an interest in the battles but are not fighting, are available at least one day of war week, are willing to come to the site of the battle about 1 to 1.5 hours before
Interested gentles should contact Lord Nicolas of Windreach. Please feel free to distribute this information as desired.
Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: Pennsic, signal corps, volunteers
Folks interested in aiding Master Feral von Halstern with his recovery can check out this t-shirt project fronted by Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina. “Delicate Flowers of the Northern Army” is a colloquial term used for the ladies of the North, and these shirts started as nothing more but a funny Facebook cover photo in preparation for Pennsic. After interest was drummed up incredibly fast, Anna took the design to Spreadshirt, an online interface used to produce print-on-demand clothing. The account is set up to collect a small markup commission on each item, which will be sent to a Paypal account quarterly. The funds will then be forwarded to Feral. The shirts read, “I am a Blue Tyger-blooded CENSORED Green Dragon-slaying delicate CENSORED flower of the CENSORED Northern Army, and you CENSORED will treat me like a CENSORED lady.” The profane joke has unknown origins, but has been around for a while. Shirts are available in unisex and girly cut styles. “Delicate Flower” t-shirts are available at Spreadshirt. General Northern Army t-shirts are also available at Northernarmy.org, and the proceeds from them will also benefit Feral’s recovery.
Filed under: Tidings Tagged: community, Master Feral, T-shirts
The A&S Summer Edition of Ars Scientia Orientalis is seeking articles. Examples of past articles can be seen at its website. The deadline for articles in July 31, and the scheduled publishing date is August 15. Editor Annetje Van Woerden can be contacted for further information. Ars Scientia Orientalis is a quarterly A&S publication of the East Kingdom.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences
“Unto the populace of the East does Ryan, Brigantia Principal Herald, send greetings.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank Baroness Katarzyna Gwozdz, Known as Varju. Varju has been my right hand, as the Jongleur Herald, for the last Five years in running Crown Tournament since I started as Troubadour Herald through today. Varju has been responsible for organizing the shield trees for Crown Tournament and, at first, producing the Heraldic plates for the trees, and later, educating fighters on how to make their own and reminding fighters in the weeks leading up to crown tournament to bring them to the tournament. Her efforts are greatly appreciated by all.
Filed under: Heraldry, Official Notices
The following information is being distributed on behalf of Baron Mael Eoin mac Echuid, the EK System Administrator.
Greetings, once more!
Unfortunately, we’ve been notified that the Polling Lists URL -
As such, please just use the links found here.
Any forms filled out previously may not have been successful. Again, an
Filed under: Uncategorized
Emperor Brennan mac Fearghus and Empress Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain have officially affirmed Dame Isobel Mowbray and Lord Guthfrith Yrlingson as the new Baron and Baroness of Ruantallan. Their Investiture will be on November 29. Isobel and Guthfrith shared a little about themselves with the Gazette.
We both joined the SCA over 20 years ago in Lochac. Our first group (where we met) was the College of St. Ursula in the Barony of Rowany. Fourteen years ago we moved to the Barony of Ruantallan ( East Kingdom ), and have lived there ever since. Isobel has served as baronial A&S Minister in the past, and Guthfrith as Knight Marshal. Currently Guthfrith is joint Tir Mara principality deputy for fencing.
Our personas are firmly rooted in late fifteenth century England these days (despite the C10th Danish name Guthfrith…hmmm). Guthfrith has a wide range of interests including heavy, rapier and siege combat, archery, woodworking, metalworking and miscellaneous A&S. Isobel’s main passion is C15th costuming, but any A&S and particularly anything that creates more C15th ambience is fun (Isobel also looks forward to acquiring a longbow and learning to shoot things more accurately).
We are looking forward to our new roles as Baron and Baroness, and hope to serve the crown and the people of Ruantallan as best we can.
Filed under: Local Groups Tagged: Ruantallan
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence.. There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found in the SCA’s period. If you would like to suggest a name, send an email to the Gazette.
Today’s name is Hamish.
The male name Hamish is one of those names that is generally believed
While it is possible that new information could support Hamish as a
So what should a person who wants to be “Hamish” in the SCA do? Well,
Finally, there are some period and documentable given names that are
 James MacDoual, 7/2000 LoAR, A-Meridies.
 Hammash Munkastle; Male; 27 Jul 1609; St Peter-at-Arches’,
 Eleoner Heymish; Female; Marriage; 05 Nov 1604; West Hendred,
 Magaret Hemish; Female; Marriage; 04 Dec 1626; East Tisted,
Filed under: Heraldry Tagged: names
With the recent migration to new East Kingdom servers, members have been advised that they need to resubscribe to the various discussion lists. Duchess Katherine would like people to know that resubscription is only required for the discussion lists. There is no need to resubscribe to the polling lists.
Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: discussion lists
Due to the server downtime on the Cooper’s website yesterday, paid Pennsic Registration has been extended through 11:59pm, Wednesday, June 18th.
There is a link to register on the Pennsic War Site. The Cooper’s Site lists registration as closed, but has changed the date, and you are still able to register.
Filed under: Pennsic
Lady Raffaella Mascolo, EK Webminister, and her team are working to resolve the issues that remain from the server migration over the weekend. She assures the Gazette that solutions will be achieved as soon as possible, and asks everyone affected to please have patience.
Most changes were implemented gradually and with minimal impact over the last month or so, but many people have been affected by the more visible purging last Friday of all the e-mail discussion lists hosted on the EK servers. Note that there were many special interest lists and officer staff lists affected, not just the award Order discussion lists, and some lists’ administrators and subscribers did not realize that they would be affected by the final move last Friday.
The subscribers of every list “at eastkingdom dot org” were purged, and only the list titles and administrators were set up on the new server. Members of the lists were instructed to re-subscribe beginning today (see Mailing List Migration), but the transfer has been complicated by the many people who attempted to re-subscribe between Friday and Sunday.
If you tried today to re-subscribe to any lists, your request is probably pending approval by the administrators of each list; you should receive an automated message when your request is approved. If your request was made before today, it may or may not be pending. To this writer’s knowledge, NO approval messages have gone out, except for lists that can be joined without administrator approval. If you have not yet received an approval message, please wait a day or so before worrying, re-trying or inquiring.
The best way to re-subscribe to the Order discussion and polling distribution lists is through the Polling Lists page.
For other lists (such as “exchequers” or “ekchatelaines”, etc.) send an e-mail from your account to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some special interest groups may be taking this opportunity to set up new e-mail lists hosted elsewhere. If a list you were on has another way of communicating with its members (such as a FaceBook page or Google Group), check there for instructions.
Update, 6:30pm June 16, 2014:
Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: email discussion lists, webminister, websites
Mistress Mercedes Vera de Calafia, Seneschale of the East Kingdom, wishes to share the following:
The agenda for the next curia has been posted on the Seneschal’s page. Curia will be at Southern Region War Camp, June 28th 10am.
Filed under: Law and Policy, Official Notices Tagged: agenda, curia
Paid registration for Pennsic ends on Monday, June 16th at 11:59pm EDT. The size of the land allotted to a group is determined by the number of people who preregister by this deadline. Unpaid online registration is available until July 11th. Preregistration is available at this website.
Filed under: Pennsic
The following message is from Their Royal Highnesses, Edward and Thyra
Greetings to the East Kingdom,
We are eagerly anticipating the events that we will get to spend with all of you throughout the kingdom. We are seeking hosts for the major kingdom events, as we arrange our travel schedule. As we would like to see as many of you as we can, we are looking to merge landmark events together, such as investitures, champions events, and major annual events.
If you are contemplating entering a bid, please talk to us first regarding dates. We are listing some of our preferred dates below, which will fit into our progress. Please refer to the Royal Progress calendar to avoid other scheduled events such as foreign wars. Please contact us if you have any questions at all.
Coronation, 9/27 preferred
Fall Crown (northern region), 11/1 preferred
12th Night, early January
Fencing Championship, Oct-Dec
Bards’ Championship, Feb-Mar
A&S Championship, Feb-Mar
Thank you to everyone for their hard work in running the Kingdom level events!
Filed under: Events, Official Notices
This morning, anyone who is subscribed to a mailing list through the eastkingdom.org domain (including the discussion lists for all the Kingdom orders) recieved an email notifying them they have been unsubscribed from the list.
This ‘purge’ of the mailing lists is one small part of a long-planned part of the of the migration of the web servers which host the eastkingdom.org domain.
The email discussion lists (which include both the order lists and officer-specific lists such as the Seneschal’s list and the Exchequer’s list) will be available again on Monday, June 16th. However, the list and web administrators are taking an opt-in approach to the process of re-subscribing, which means that people who wish to continue to subscribe to these lists must manually resubscribe starting on Monday. It is very important that you do not re-subscribe before Monday, June 16th.
To resubscribe, or to see a list of email lists affected, click here. Again, please do not re-subscribe before Monday, June 16th.
Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: eastkingdom.org, email discussion lists, mailing lists, pollings, server migration, webminister
Unto All Silent Heralds, Students of Silent Heraldry, and Other Interested Parties of the Known World,
Greetings from Nesscia, Silent Heraldry Deputy to the SCA Laurel Sovereign of Arms.
As the summer progresses and events happen, we have the opportunity to come together around the Known World in small groups to share ideas and talk about what what is happening now and what we would like to see happen with the future.
I would like to know what your thoughts are. Whether individual thoughts, or meeting notes, please do send them to me at silentherald<at>heraldry<dot>sca<dot>org
By being involved and sending me your notes, ideas and thoughts, we can all work together to shape policy and influence silent heraldry for years to come.
Ever in service,
Filed under: Corporate, Court, Heraldry, Official Notices Tagged: court heraldry, heraldry, Laurel Sovereign of Arms, silent heraldry, Silent Heralds, voice heraldry
Seven Laurels, seven pelicans and many silly weapons are ready to take the field but they need your help. The list of peers taking part in the annual Laurels vs. Pelicans boffer challenge is up on the website. These peers face off with boffer weapons to raise money for the Pennsic war chest, which funds Pennsic costs such as the hospitality tent and royalty dinner. The peers and their current totals are listed below.
Laurels Pelicans Mistress Elizabeth Eleanore Lovell
The Bee Keeper
Weapon: Catherine Wheel buckler with bloody tips and a flail of bumble bees
Music: Donor’s Choice! $0.00 Mistress Mercedes de Calafia
La Matadora (The Bull Fighter)
Weapon: Seneschal’s Key of Entirely Appropriate Conduct
Music: Bizet’s Toreador Song $25.00 Mesterno Tyzes “Zsof” Sofia
The Magyar Mangler of the Midrealm
Weapon: The Cameron
Music: TBD $35.00 Mistress Alys Mackyntoich
Her Infernal Splendor, Mistress Alys Mackyntoich, Ogress Herald,
Demonon Queen of Fence, Word-wielder, Destroyer of Knees, Crusher of the
Hopes and Dreams of the Weak, Hammer of the Insipid
Weapon: Two Sword
Music: Theme from Jaws $85.00 Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair
The Battling Banfili
Weapon: Ogham covered Standing Stone
Music: O Fortuna $10.00 Sir Tanaka Raiko
Weapon: The Giant Staff of Floppiness
Music: We are the Champions $0.00 Master Alaric MacConnal
Master of Ominous Music
Music: TBD – PAID! $100.00 Baronne Maîtresse Jehannine de Flandres
Weapon: Beer bottle with keg shield
Music: Donor’s Choice $25.00 Master Dietrich Schwelgengräber
Music: Donor’s choice $0.00 Kazumi no Tanaka aka Baroness Mistress Sofia Staritskiia Rhosia
Weapon: Flying Octopus $0.00 Master Grim the Skald
Grim the Scalding
Weapon: Giant Ladle
Music: TBD $0.00 Duchess Kiena Stewart
Duchess of Discord
Weapon: Lance and Hobby Horse
Music: Imperial March from Star Wars $0.00 Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh
Weapon: Frying Pan and Spatula $0.00 Mistress Katherine Barr
Music: Donor’s Choice $0.00
What weapons the peers use depends on how much money they raise. Raise $25? They head out with just a dagger. Raise $100? They could head out with a flying octopus or a frying pan and spatula. See www.laurelsvspelicans.com for information on how to donate and the weapons levels.
In addition to the weapons, the peers can have theme music played for their moment of glory. Baroness Sabine de Kerbriant will play entrance music for a peer on her rauschpfeife for a $20 donation. Some peers have listed musical choices. Others are leaving it up to the donor who gives $20 to the Pennsic war chest to make their intro happen.
Filed under: Events Tagged: Laurels vs. Pelicans
It was a mostly beautiful day upon which Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta, visited their Barony of Bergental on 31 May 2014, AS XLIX for the competition to choose their Champions of Archery.
There was some fine shooting, nearly eighty archers took the field, including Their Majesties and Their Highnesses. In the end, sixteen stood to compete for the victory, and to be named Queen’s Champion.
The finals came down to Rupert the Unbalanced, and Urho of the Pines. Following a dramatic shoot-off, Rupert emerged the victor, and would be named Queen’s Archery Champion for the 5th time.
At the beginning of court Krakken Gnashbone relinquished his place to Rupert, who was presented the regalia of the Queen’s Archery Champion, and a scroll by Charis Accipiter.
Colin Ursell was thanked for his service, and relieved of his duties as King’s Archery Champion. His Majesty chose Peter the Red, who had displayed incredible prowess to reach the semi-finals, to serve as His champion. Peter received the regalia of the King’s Archery Champion, and a scroll by Charis Accipiter.
The skies began to open, and though a light rain started to come down, court continued onwards.
Godric of Hampton was called into court. There, he presented to Alexander von Heisler the medallion of a Master Bowman. Alexander has achieved a royal-round average greater than 80 points to earn that honor.
Jehannine de Flandres was called to attend the court. She had in her possession old IKAC (Inter-Kingdom Archery Competition) medallions from many years ago. Since all of the recipients were present, she passed them the earned awards for this.
Next was Duchess Avelina called before the court. There, she presented to a recipient of Her Queen’s honor of distinction, Alberic, a token for his work with the state dinner.
The rains abated, much to the delight of those in attendance.
Their Majesties invited before them Mirabet de Gumy. She was named a Lady of the Court, and presented an AoA scroll with calligraphy and illumination by Wulfgar Silverbraid, words by Theodora Bryennissa called Treannah.
Her Majesty addressed Her Highness, and invited her into court. She offered her a stuffed blue tyger, as congratulations on her becoming Princess of the East. However, this was a pretense to get Þóra Eiríksdóttir into court, so that the companions of Order of the Silver Crescent may be called forth. She was inducted into said order, presented a medallion as well as a scroll by Nest verch Tangwistel.
Her Majesty next invited the children who had participated in Her service initiative into court. They were presented with beads and cheered. Then were the rest of the children present called before the court, as was Her guard Llewellyn Walsh. Llewelyn took the toy box, and ran into the field, where he served as human piñata for the children to get toys from.
Duke Kenric æt Essex was called before the court. His Majesty did expound upon the many, many, many things Kenric does, and lamented that he leaves nothing for anyone else to do! However, such was his work that it did not go unrecognized, and this day was his rapier prowess in particular noted. The recipients of the Order of the Silver Rapier were called forth. Kenric was inducted to the order, and received a medallion and a scroll by Elisenda de Luna.
Their Majesties called before their court Elisabeth Playledere. She was named a Lady of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll with calligraphy by þóra Eiríksdóttir, and illumination by Emma Makilmone.
His Majesty addressed Her Excellency Bergantal. He could not help by admire the fine illumination work on the scroll just presented. He invited Emma Makilmone before the court. Noting her contributions to the Arts and Sciences, the companions of the Order of the Maunche were called forth. Emma Makilmone was inducted into the order, and received a medallion, as well as a scroll by Eloise of Coulter.
It was the conclusion of a fine day, and thus closed the court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta was closed. Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!
Filed under: Court Tagged: archery, champions, court report
Tomorrow, June 7th, a sewing Solarium will be held in the Barony of Settmour Swamp.
The great Pennsic War looms! Is there a seamstress or tailor among us who does not struggle with clothing self and household? Or wrestle with fitting problems, piles of mending, and banners with too darn many laurel leaves? Do you long to hear minstrels strumming and bards singing for your pleasure while you stitch and chat? Come join us in the solar for an afternoon of good company, good food, and good advice for your tailoring issues.
In addition to the solarium, or open area where all may work while being entertained by musicians, bards, and storytellers, there will be two smaller classrooms where we will offer more specific project assistance. We will have teachers on hand to help folks sort out problems with their sewing projects, as well as tables for seamsters to set up sewing machines and an iron, if needed. And, there will be an Athena’s Thimble panel for those working on embroidered pretties.
Do you have fabric, trim, or old clothes taking up space? Bring it to swap or sell! (No other merchanting permitted, sorry.)
Musicians and bards who are interested in performing, please contact the Autocrat, Baroness Elizabeth Talbot, at email@example.com.
We ask all attendees to bring an item of any size or type for the potluck. Contact Lady Vika at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate. Alas for our spirits (but good for our handwork) the site is Completely Dry.
We will not take pre-registration for the event, but we’d appreciate an RSVP (to email@example.com or the “Day in the Solar” FB group) so we can plan resources accordingly. The fee is $12.00, and will include soup, bread & fruit, & a wonderful site token.
Schedule of the day:
11am: Site opens
11am-5pm: Main Hall, Solar — open sewing and entertainment
12pm-3pm: Main Hall, Potluck dayboard served
1pm: Classroom 1, “How to fit a bodice”, Mistress Caterina Gioacchini (volunteer from the audience needed: please email autocrat)
Classroom 2, “Simple embroidery stitches to embellish basic garb”, Lady Elizabet Marshall
2pm: Classroom 1, “Get help fitting problem pieces”, Mistress Elizabeth Talbot and Mistress Caterina Gioacchini
Classroom 2, Athena’s Thimble Panel
3pm: Cutting out period garment shapes: Main hall, T-tunic/early gown, Mistress Elizabeth Talbot
Classroom 1, Italian Gamurra, Mistress Kamilla van Anderlecht
Classroom 2, Gothic Fitted Dress, Mistress Caterina Gioacchini and Lady Vika Grigina zPrahy
5-6 pm: Site Cleanup, all are welcome!
Filed under: Events
Combat Medallions will be producing Northern Army belt placards as a fundraiser to assist Master Feral with his medical expenses. Once costs to produce the placards have been recovered, 100% of the profits will be donated to Master Feral.
When asked how his business started, JP, the proprietor of Combat Medallions, said that people liked what he was making, so he just kept going, and now he is in 10 different kingdoms.
JP has advised that the placards will be ready in mid-July, and will be available either online at www.combatmedallions.com or at events he is attending. For event availability, he may be contacted through https://www.facebook.com/combat.medallions.1?fref=ts&ref=br_tf.
Filed under: Tidings Tagged: Fundraising
On June 7th we will be holding the second annual test between the Crown Province of Ostgardr and the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn. The event will take place at Episcopal Church of St. Margaret located at 1000 Washington Ave Plainview, NY 11803 On this day the champions and the populace of each group will test their skills in all martial activities: heavy weapons, fencing, archery and thrown weapons; as well as Arts and Sciences competition, Bardic and Brewing competitions. Not a resident of the Province or the Barony? Not a problem! You can come and align with either side with a heavy shove from us to make sure the sides are equitable :)
Schedule for the Day:
3-4 pm Pennsic 101 Class – hosted by Jenna Childslayer.
Please check out the event announcement for more details:
We look forward to seeing you all at the event!
Filed under: Events Tagged: An Dubhaigeainn, Ostgardr