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DATE CORRECTION – Request for Commentary – By-Laws and Corporate Policies – Corpora IV.E.

Fri, 2017-11-03 17:34

Please be advised that commentary on the captioned matters will be accepted until January 15, 2018.   Many thanks to Steve Herring who caught the mistake!

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: Announcements Tagged: corporate

New Society A&S Minister Appointed

Fri, 2017-11-03 17:11

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Le Mons (Seigneur Etienne Le Mons d’Anjou) to the Society Officer Staff.

Richard has accepted the position of Society Minister of Arts and Sciences. He will be taking over the job from Erik Contreraz, (Master Raven Mayne, OL), who was kind enough to handle an extended tour in the position.

The Society Minister of Arts and Sciences is responsible for fostering the study of period culture and technology, and methods for producing historically accurate artifacts and performances. The duties include coordinating the efforts of kingdom Arts and Sciences officers, and promoting the dissemination of accurate information about the fields under study.

The Board would like to take this opportunity to welcome Richard, as well as to thank Eric for his service and dedication.

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: Announcements, Arts and Sciences Tagged: Arts and Sciences

From the SCA Board of Directors: Request for Commentary on Proposed Changes to the SCA By-Laws and Corporate Policies

Thu, 2017-11-02 16:20

Via the SCA, Inc. announcements mailing list

Currently open for commentary is a proposal for changes to the By-Laws and Corporate Policies for the Society for Creative Anachronism. The reasons for the suggested changes are to clarify confusing language, eliminate antiquated terms, and to correct grammar errors.

Due to the number of corrections requested, the documents along with the proposed changes have been posed on the SCA website to facilitate review of same. This file can be located at:


All members are encouraged forward their opinions for consideration.
Comments may be mailed to:
Comments / By-Law Changes
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

Comments may also be emailed to comments@lists.sca.org.
Please use “By-Laws Changes” in the subject line.

Commentary will be accepted until January 15, 2018.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Filed under: Announcements, Corporate Tagged: by-laws, corpora, corporate announcements, corporate policies, request for comment, Request for Comments, sca announcements, sca corporate, sca inc

Google-Based Email Arrives in the East

Tue, 2017-10-31 14:28

Greetings to the Populace of the Kingdom of the East from the Office of the Webministry!

There have been, over the last 9 months or so, various references made to “Google for Non-Profits” in a variety of places. If you haven’t seen them, that’s fine, but if you have it has been awfully vague. It is time to no longer be vague.

Back in March we began a relationship with Google for Non-Profits (hereafter GfNP), the free service that Google provides to 501(c)(3) organizations. The GfNP service suite includes nearly every service that Google provides, such as GMail, Google Calendar, Google Forms, etc. Since then we have been slowly and carefully planning out just how we are going to manage moving more than 700 email accounts spread over ~70 branches plus the Kingdom itself so as to minimize the pain and suffering. We all went through the last East Kingdom Server migration, we do not wish to go through that pain again.

At this time there are no plans to replace the Kingdom Events Calendar with Google Calendar, or to move websites over to Google Sites. Google Calendar can certainly be leveraged by Officers or Branches to provide calendaring services themselves. Using Google Sites would be much more difficult and at this time is not on the table.

There are, however, plans to make use of Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Sheets, … probably others I don’t even know of. … but that’s phase 2. Phase 1 is email.

We have been working hard on planning and on doing everything we can to make the system we are moving to as easy to use as possible. We are just beginning to test with actual user accounts within the Webministry, and soon we will be sending out a request to all of the local branches and Kingdom Offices for information about your people who need accounts. This is where the first enormous change comes in to play: we will be creating accounts for individuals, not for offices. Thus, one individual who happens to hold 4 different offices will have 1 email account to check. When sending email, that individual would have to choose which office they are sending from, but replying to existing email will handle it for them. So we need to know who all of your people are, where in the past we needed to know what Offices you had.

The second enormous change is that Google has the resources to do effective SPAM filtering, where we simply don’t.

So in the near future, all branch Seneschals and Webministers should be receiving that request for information about your officers, as should all Kingdom Officers to report on their staff. During November, we are planning on migrating the first branch or two, starting with small branches with very technical Webministers so we can work the bugs out of the migration process before we go and inflict it on all the rest of you. With any luck, we won’t need more than two test branches as we streamline the process. This is also the part where we write up the instructions for everyone. Don’t worry, we have a technical trainer on staff now who will make sure that we write in English instead of IT-gobbledygook, we understand that for most of our Populace that isn’t a language you speak.

Once things are known to be working smoothly, we will start ramping up moving more branches each week. The Kingdom itself, for a huge variety of reasons, has to go last. We’re willing to commit that this migration will be completed during the reign of Their Majesties Ivan and Matilde, but we’re going to move as fast as we reasonably can once we get started. As much as we want this done, we want it done *right* even more.

In Service,
Joel Messerer (formerly known as “of Vestfell”)
East Kingdom Deputy Webminister of Services

Filed under: Announcements

Boxed lunches at Crown Tourney / Boîtes repas au Tournoi de la Couronne

Sun, 2017-10-29 16:02

En français

Attention Combatants and Consorts for Crown Tourney: The dayboard cooks will be preparing boxed lunches for all entrants, to be distributed separately from the general service so they may focus on the list while still getting a hearty lunch. A handful of you have emailed me to let me know of food allergies and issues—thank you!

If anyone else on the tournament list has an allergy/sensitivity, or even a preference for certain items to NOT be in their lunch (menu has been posted in several places), please email me at gryphon@alum.mit.edu as soon as possible so we can make sure to accommodate everyone.

Thank you!

PS: just to be clear, each box will be clearly marked with each entrants’ heraldry, so we will have the ability to customize lunches as needed.

En français

traduit par Behi Kirsa Oyutai

Attention à tous les Combattants et les Consorts participant au Tournoi de la Couronne: Les cuisiniers prépareront des boîtes repas pour tous les participants, à être distribuées séparément du service général, afin de pouvoir concentrer leurs efforts sur les combats dans les listes, tout en profitant d’un repas nourrissant. Quelques uns d’entre vous m’ont déjà écrit pour me faire part d’allergies et autres préoccupations – merci !

Si d’autres personnes sur la liste des combattants a une allergie ou une intolérance, ou même une préférence à ne PAS inclure certains items dans la boîte (le menu a été posté à différents endroits),  veuillez écrire à gryphon@alum.mit.edu le plus rapidement possible pour être certain de pouvoir accommoder tout le monde.

Boyar Aleksei

PS: Pour être clair, chaque boîte sera identifiée clairement par l’écu de chaque participant, donc nous pourrons faire les boîtes sur mesure pour chaque personne, selon les besoins.

Filed under: En français, Events Tagged: Crown Tourney

Looking for judges in Arts and Sciences / Juges recherchés pour les Arts et Sciences

Sun, 2017-10-29 16:01

En français

Greetings all,

K&Q Arts and Sciences championship is approaching rapidly, and that means it’s time to find judges!

If you are interested in helping judge this illustrious competition, please fill out our judge registration form here.

Judging is open to anyone who feels reasonably experienced in an art and as a judge. You will be part of a team who will be evaluating several artisans’ work, and we make every effort to place judges and artisans together in a way that helps everyone learn and grow!

If you don’t feel comfortable judging but are interested in learning, we have an option to “shadow” a team. Tag along, see how the process works, and add to your own knowledge!

Prospective judges will also be asked to read and agree to our Judge Agreement form (linked in the registration form), which outlines our expectations for judging in this competition. We want to make sure that entrants and judges alike come away with a positive experience!

Guidelines for the competition, as well as the three rubrics that judges will use to evaluate artisans, can be found on the MoAS website here.

We need many judges to make this a successful experience for all. Your unique perspective and experience can provide anyone with valuable insight to help them along their path.

With a generous pool of judges, we will be able to give the competitors the personal attention and feedback they need – and we will also be able to give judges a break to enjoy the rest of the event!

Please give us a hand in making this a fun and enlightening experience for all!

-Magnus hvalmagi, Special Deputy to the MoAS

En français

traduit par Behi Kirsa Oyutai

Salutations à tous,

Le Championnat d’Arts et Sciences du Roi et de la Reine approche à grands pas, et cela veut dire qu’il est temps de trouver des juges !

Si vous êtes intéressés d’aider à juger cette illustre compétition, veuiller remplir le formulaire d’enregistrement pour les juges, ici:


Les postes sont ouverts à n’importe qui se sentant raisonnablement expérimenté dans un art et comme juge. Vous ferez partie d’une équipe évaluant le travail de plusieurs artisans, et nous ferons tous les efforts possibles afin de jumeler ensemble des groupes permettant à tous d’apprendre et d’évoluer dans le processus.

Si vous ne vous sentez pas confortable dans le rôle de juge, mais êtes intéressés à apprendre, nous avons aussi une option permettant d’être observateur. Vous suivrez cette équipe, afin de voir comment le processus fonctionne et ainsi augmenter votre connaissance du sujet.

On demandera aux juges potentiels de lire et d’être en accord avec le Formulaire d’entente des juges (lien disponible dans le formulaire d’enregistrement), qui détaille nos attentes en ce qui a trait aux juges dans cette compétition. Nous souhaitons être certains que les participants, autant que les juges, aient une experience positive à l’issue de cette journée !

Les consignes pour cette competition, ainsi que les trios rubriques que les juges utiliseront pour évaluer les artisans, peuvent être trouvés sur la page web du Ministre des Arts et Sciences:


Nous avons besoin de beaucoup de juges afin que ceci soit une expérience fructueuse pour tous. Votre perspective unique et votre expérience peuvent donner à n’importe qui un point de vue différent et très enrichissant afin de les aider dans leur cheminement.

Un basin de selection de juges généreux nous permettra de donner aux compétiteurs l’attention et la rétroaction dont ils ont besoin – et nous pourrons aussi donner une pause aux juges afin de profiter du reste de l’événement !

S’il-vous-plaît, donnez-nous un coup de main afin de rendre cette expérience agréable et enrichissante pour tous !

-Magnus hvalmagi, Député Spécial pour le Ministre des Arts et Science

Filed under: Arts and Sciences, En français Tagged: Kings and Queens Champions

Paypal Payment and Dayboard Menu Available for Bhakail Yule

Sun, 2017-10-29 12:47

Those desiring to preregister for Yule Revel in Renaissance Germany can be preregistered online by completing the survey here then paying the EK PayPal invoice (which will be generated within 24 hours). Event announcement can be found here.

Additionally, our dayboard cook has sent us her menu pasted below.  (Remember to contact the cooks for questions and allergy concerns)

Good gentles, we are excited to tell you about the Dayboard for Yule. Inspired primarily by paintings of nearby Flemish market scenes, we are bringing you foods that were traded to Germany in the early 1580s. We are hoping to offer a variety of cheeses. There will be 2 fine salads from Rumpolt – one of field greens & pomegranates (served disassembled to accommodate allergies) and one of lemons. We’ll have vegetables (both pickled and fresh), fruits (fresh, dried, and preserved), and nuts.

For hearty travelers, there will be a hard sausage and mustard. We hope you enjoy our warm bread and cold butter. There will be reliable hard boiled eggs (served with parsley and vinegar) and slightly more daring pickled herring.

We hope to provide sufficient tempting nibbles to sustain you through the many reunions of old friends and the meetings of new ones.

We hope to see you there

Dame Brunissende Dragonette

Filed under: Events Tagged: Barony of Bhakail, Yule

Eastern Results from the August 2017 LoAR

Wed, 2017-10-25 17:00

The Society College of Arms runs on monthly cycles and letters. Each month, the College processes name and armory submissions from all of the Kingdoms. Final decisions on submissions are made at the monthly meetings of the Pelican Queen of Arms (names) and the Wreath Queen of Arms (armory). Pelican and Wreath then write up their decisions in a Letter of Acceptances and Return (LoAR). After review and proofreading, LoARs generally are released two months after the meeting where the decisions are made.

An “acceptance” indicates that the item(s) listed are now registered with the Society. A “return” indicates that the item is returned to the submitter for additional work. Most items are registered without comments. Sometimes, the LoAR will address specific issues about the name or armory or will praise the submitter/herald on putting together a very nice historically accurate item.

The following results are from the August 2017 Wreath and Pelican meetings.

EAST acceptances

Ælfwyn of Dragonship Haven. Name.

Dragonship Haven is the registered name of an SCA branch.

The submitter requested authenticity for “Saxon.” Although the given name is an attested Anglo-Saxon name element, the byname is not authentic because it is constructed from the name of an SCA branch.

Astrid Magnusdottir. Name and device. Per bend argent and azure, a bend counterchanged between an escallop inverted purpure and an escarbuncle argent.

Donnan FitzGerald. Name and device. Per pale gules and counter-ermine, in dexter an axe and on a chief Or three boars passant sable.

This name combines a Gaelic saint’s name with an Anglicized Irish byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

Dorigen of Lewes. Alternate name Dorian of Lewes.

The byname of Lewes is already registered to the submitter and thus can continue to be used under the newly-renamed Existing Registration Allowance, PN1B2g.

Eberhard Schwarz. Name.

Nice late 16th century German name!

Edgitha Hlammandi. Name and device. Per bend sinister azure and gules, a falcon belled and jessed maintaining a drinking horn Or.

Submitted as Edgithe Hlammandi, the given name does not use the nominative (base) form. The spelling Edgithe is not merely a variant spelling; it is the genitive (possessive) form of the name. Accordingly, with the submitter’s permission, we have changed the given name to the nominative form Edgitha for registration.

This name combines a Latinized Old English female name with an Old Norse byname, an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C.

Edmund Beneyt. Name and device. Argent, two bears combatant within an orle sable.

Nice English name for the 13th century onwards!

Nice device!

Emidio di Arquata. Name.

Halldórr hinn Skarpi. Name.

Submitted as Halldórr hinn Skarpa, the byname did not use the correct nominative (base) form. We have changed the name to Halldórr hinn Skarpi to use the correct nominative form.

Hlífa Hrafnsdóttir. Name and device. Per chevron Or and argent, two oak leaves vert and a raven migrant sable.

The migrant posture is considered equivalent to displayed. As such, there is a step from period practice for use of a non-eagle bird displayed.

Hrafn Ríkarðarson. Name and device. Argent, two ravens rising respectant, each maintaining in its feet a spear crossed sable.

Submitted as Hrafn Rikaðrson, called Bonesetter, two changes are necessary to register the name. First, the byname is not correctly constructed. We have changed it to Ríkarðarson to use the correct Old Norse grammar.

Second, the epithet called Bonesetter cannot be registered in this name because it is not temporally or linguistically compatible with the rest of the name elements.  Hrafn and Ríkarðarson are both Old Norse, and, under Appendix C of SENA, cannot be combined with English name elements unless all elements of the name are dated prior to 1100 C.E. Unfortunately, the earliest evidence of anything like “bonesetter” in English is dated to 1500 C.E. As the submitter allows all changes, we have dropped the epithet called Bonesetter for registration.

The submitter requested authenticity for an unspecified place and time. This request was not summarized in the Letter of Intent. In the form Hrafn Ríkarðarson, this name is authentic for the very end of the Viking Age in the Iceland and other West Norse Atlantic colonies.

Katerina Falconer de Lanark. Name.

Nice Anglo-Scots name for circa 1300!

Mari Clock van Hoorne. Alternate name Marína Sviðbalki.

Muin maqq Mínaín. Alternate name Khalil al-Urdunni.

Submitted as Khalil al’urdun, the name as submitted is not grammatically correct. We have corrected the byname to the adjectival form al-Urdunni for registration.

Perrine de Lille. Name.

The byname de Lille was not documented in the Letter of Intent as a period form. Fortunately, heralds at the Pelican decision meeting found de Lille in “French Names from Paris, 1421, 1423, & 1438” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (heraldry.sca.org/names/french/paris1423surnames.html).

Ravensbridge, Riding of. Device. Per chevron azure and argent, in base a raven displayed face to sinister sable within a laurel wreath azure, on a chief argent a bridge of three spans sable.

There is a step from period practice for use of a non-eagle bird displayed.

Robert of the East. Holding name and device (see PENDS for name). Argent, on a roundel sable a cherry blossom argent, in chief a bar gemel sable.

Submitted under the name Shimazu Yasukaze.

Ryan Mac Whyte. Badge. (Fieldless) A cross of four ermine spots per pale sable and argent.

Ryan Mac Whyte. Badge. Per pale argent and sable, a cross of four ermine spots counterchanged.

Ysmay de Lynn. Alternate name Matthew Miller.

Nice English name from circa 1400 onwards!

EAST pends

Shimazu Yasukaze.  Name.

This name combines a family name and a constructed nanori. In the past, we have allowed submitters the benefit of the doubt to register names following this pattern, even though they are not authentic because they do not include a yobina. [Akiyama Kintsune, 8/2016 LoAR, A-East; Godai Katsunaga, 3/2008 LoAR, A-Atlantia]. Based on commentary received, both on the Letter of Intent and at and after the Pelican decision meeting, we are pending this matter for discussion of whether we should cease this practice and more specifically identify registerable patterns for Japanese names.

His device is registered under the holding name Robert of the East.

This was item 19 on the East letter of May 31, 2017.

EAST returns


Filed under: Heraldry Tagged: LoAR

East Kingdom Calendar and Notecards: Deadline November 5

Wed, 2017-10-25 15:01

En français

Worlds of the East Kingdom is a 2018 calendar and set of note cards based on medieval illuminations and created by East Kingdom scribes.  Each calendar page features a different culture from around the world and throughout the SCA’s time period.  This fundraiser helps the royalty of the East Kingdom pay for their travel and show hospitality to foreign royalty. Calendars and note cards can be ordered through November 5th. Extra calendars will not be printed, so orders must be placed in advance.

Calendars are $20 and a set of 12 notecards is $15, shipping included.

For more information about the project, please explore the website or contact the staff via email

En français – traduit par Behi Kirsa Oyutai

Calendrier du Royaume de l’Est et Cartes de Notes: Date limite le 5 novembre

Les mondes du Royaume de l’Est est un calendrier 2018 et un ensemble de cartes de notes basés sur des enluminures médiévales et créées par les scribes du Royaume de l’Est. Chaque page du calendrier présente une culture différente pendant la période de temps couverte par la SCA. Cette levée de fonds aidera la royauté du Royaume de l’Est a payer leurs frais de déplacement ainsi qu’a assumer les coûts d’offrir l’hospitalité à la royauté étrangère. Les calendriers et les cartes de notes peuvent être commandées jusqu’au 5 novembre. Aucun calendrier supplémentaire ne sera imprimmé, les commandes doivent donc être placées d’avance.

Les calendriers sont 20$ (US) et un ensemble de 12 cartes de notes coûte 15$ (US), frais d’envoi compris.

Pour plus d’information au sujet de ce projet, veuillez consulter notre site web ou contactez notre équipe par courriel.

Baroness Cassandra Boell von Bayer

Mistress Rhonwyn glyn Conwy

Mistress Sunniva Ormstung

Lady Altani Khatagidai

FRENCH Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot and Mistress Eleanor Catlyng

Lady Palotzi Marti

Baghatur Borujin Acilaldai

Baroness Emma Makilmone (illumination), Duchess
Thyra Eiriksdottir (calligraphy) and Lady Lillie von der Tann

Lady Keziah Planchet

Lady Mariette de Bretagne

Lady Triona MacCasky and Master Jonathan Blaecstan

Lady Wynefryd Bredhers

Filed under: Uncategorized

Combatant List for the Crown Tournament of Ivan and Matilde

Mon, 2017-10-23 14:50

Duke Randal of the Dark fighting for Duchess Katherine Stanhope

Duke Brennan mac Fearghus fighting for Duchess Caoilfhionn inghean

Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver fighting for Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo

Vicondesa Jimena Montoya and Sir Rhys Ravenscroft fighting for each

Viscount Antonii Machinevik fighting for Lady Ciar of Skye

Lord Sigurd Berserkr fighting for Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh

Sir Thomas of Ravenhill fighting for m’lady Bertana aet Bathancestere

Master Ogedei Becinjab fighting for Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova

Baron Joseph Harcourt fighting for Mistress Kis Maria

Baron Duncan Kerr fighting for Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer

Sir Alexander de Hauteville fighting for Mistress Angharad Verch Rees

Sir Matthew D’Arden fighting for Mistress Fia Karmen

Sir Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus fighting for THL Katerina Iliovna

Sir Zhigmun’ Czypsser fighting for Baroness Leda Zipyos

Baron Richard Leviathan fighting for Mistress Nest verch Tangwhistle

Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson fighting for Mistress Eva Woderose

Master Aethelhawk Keyfinder fighting for Mistress Siubhan Wallace

Master Tiberius Iulius Rufus Primus fighting for Lord Vopiscus Rufius

Lord Martin Wasser Speier fighting for Master Donovan Shinnock

Master Dmitri Stephanovich fighting for Mistress Nadezhda Voronova

Sir Ketilfastr Thorkilson and Lady Leurona Winterborne fighting for each

Sir Hrafn called Bonesetter fighting for Lady Saj Ishta’ Rabi’ah bint

Sir Matthias Grunwald fighting for Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir

Master Sigurthr Vigurhafn fighting for Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui

Lord Dorian Kalogero fighting for Mistress Tysha z Kieva

Master Richard Crowe fighting for Lady Ameria Browne

Sir Donnan FitzGerald fighting for Lady Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcaçova

Sir Rory MacLellan fighting for Baroness Astridr Sigrun Ulfkelsdottir

THL Micah of Brighton Manor fighting for Lady Thallos Alexios of
Brighton Manor

Baron Jozef Ludwiczak fighting for Lady Gwenlliana Vachan

Baron Tiberius Nautius Maximus fighting for m’lady Meave Macintosh

THL Duarcaín MacWard fighting for Lady Catháin of Carolingia

THL Ingvar Thorsteinsson called Critter fighting for Baroness Hasanah
bint al-Khalil ibn Habib

Baron Euric Germanicus fighting for Baroness Juliana de Essex

THL Gawyn O’Clery fighting for m’lady Maeve O’Clery

THL Arne Ulrichsson fighting for Lady Anna Von Baden

Baron Joachim Liechtenauwer fighting for Lady Anne de Basillon

THL Luthor Von Eisenfaust fighting for Lady Mabel Fortune

Baron Vladimir Bathory fighting for m’lady Andrea Noelle

Baron Vachir Arslanjin fighting for Lady Sarvuu Arslajin

Lord Volmar Sollons fighting for Baroness Ilulia Baebiana

Lady Vasia von Königsburg fighting for Lady Æsa Sturludottr

Lord Brick James Beech fighting for Lady Nadia Hart

Lord Greadden Olthursun Veassellurd fighting for Lady Aesa Ormstunga
called Jotunsbane

Lord Brian of Stonemarche fighting for Lady Sorcha Dhorcha

Lord Wilhelm van Hammaborc fighting for m’lady Falyn Crowespear

Lord Kevin D’no and Lady Mora Ruadh fighting for each other

Lord Corwin Blackthorn fighting for Lady Ada Wright

Lord Coileán O’Rein fighting for Lady Rowan Orr

Lord Albrecht Østergaard fighting for m’lady Anne Forneau

Lord Johannes Mikkinen called Jensen fighting for m’lady Brenna of

m’lord Alton Hewes fighting for m’lady Robin Baillie

m’lord Joshua Mustard fighting for m’lady Sarah Bereward

Filed under: Announcements, Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament, events, Fall Crown

Crown Dayboard Menu

Mon, 2017-10-23 10:57

Greetings all,
The head cooks for Crown Tournament of Ivan and Matilde wanted to share the menu for the dayboard. Feel free to ask questions about food sensitivities. We will have a complete list of ingredients available that day, but I think we have a good selection of gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian options that will provide a hot and hearty lunch for everyone.
White Borscht Soup (with ham, kielbasa and eggs)
Sour Mushroom Soup
Lentils and Skirrets
Blue Cheese Custard Tart
Pickled Cabbage
Pickled Pork
Pickled Eggs & Beets
Turnip Kugel
Smoked Brined Chicken Wings
Smoked Trout
Court Dish of Baked Fruit
Brined Apples
Rye Trencher Bread
Horseradish Spread
Roasted Garlic Spread
Brown Mustard
Polish Sauce for Fast Days
Mushroom Tea Cookies
Pomeranian Trojniak (hot drink)
Sbiten (hot drink)

See the official event announcement here if you have any allergies, or questions regarding food, or any other information needed regarding this event.

Filed under: Announcements, Events Tagged: Crown Tournament, dayboard menu, events

Tir Mara Populace Badge/Badge de la peuple pour Tir Mara

Wed, 2017-10-18 18:12

En français

Unto the good gentles of the Crown Principality of Tir Mara, greetings!

My name is Lord Conn mac Branain and I am the chair of the Tir Mara Populace Badge Committee. Tir Mara has been without a populace badge for far too long and it’s time something was done to rectify that. The committee formed in June as the end product of a discussion on the Tir Mara Facebook group. We spent the time since then in discussion as to how best go about the process. We now have a process in place and with the approval of the Tir Mara Seneschal and Their Royal Highnesses, we are ready to move forward. The committee includes people from all three Baronies and every Shire in the Principality; some are heralds, some are not.

Because this badge will be the populace badge for Tir Mara, we feel that involving the populace is key. To that end, we are inviting submissions from the populace. Anyone living in Tir Mara can submit their idea for a badge. After a reasonable period for accepting submissions has passed, the committee will vet all the submissions, and those that pass the vetting process will then be subjected to a poll of the populace to narrow the field down to the one badge that will be submitted to the College of Arms.

Here is the process in detail:

From today, 16 October 2017, until 30th November 2017, anyone living within Tir Mara may submit their design for a badge. All submissions are to be sent to the Tir Mara Submissions Herald, Blue Alaunt . Submissions may be in electronic format or sent by snail mail. All electronic submissions for the populace badge MUST have ‘Tir Mara Populace Badge’ in the subject line or they will be ignored. All snail mail submissions for the populace badge MUST have ‘Tir Mara Populace Badge’ on the submission itself or they will be ignored. The regular submission forms are not required, either in electronic or snail mail format – we just need to be able to easily make out what design it is you are sending us. SEND NO MONIES.

From 1st December – 31st December, submissions will be vetted by the committee.

From 1st January – 31st January, the populace will be polled as to which design they would like to have as a populace badge.
It is important to note that this is a poll and not a vote. The Crown has the final say in what is adopted as a badge; just like a poll for a Baronial coronet, or one of the Orders of High Merit, the decision rests with the Crown. It is much easier for the Crown to make a proper decision if they have information. That’s why we’re polling the populace, to present the Crown with data showing the desires of their people.

In February, the numbers will be tallied, the results announced, and the paperwork submitted to the College. Once that happens, we wait until the badge has gone through the normal process for commentary and decision as with all other heraldric submissions.

En français

Salutations au bon peuple de la Principauté de la Couronne de Tir Mara!

Mon nom est Lord Conn mac Branain et je suis en charge de coordonner le comité pour trouver un Badge de la peuple pour Tir Mara. Le comité a été formé en juin dernier, suite à des discussions sur la page Facebook de Tir Mara, où il est apparu qu’il est grand temps que Tir Mara ait son badge. Nous avons depuis discuté afin d’établir une démarche en ce sens, qui a été approuvée par la Sénéchale de Tir Mara et Leurs Royales Majestés. Nous sommes donc prêts à aller de l’avant. Le comité est formé de représentants de chaque groupe de la Principauté, incluant des hérauts.

Il nous a semblé important d’impliquer toute la peuple de Tir Mara, car ce badge doit tous nous représenter. À cet effet, nous invitons la peuple à soumettre des projets de badge. Toute personne résidant sur les terres de Tir Mara peut participer. Lorsque la date limite pour recevoir les soumissions sera passée, le comité examinera les propositions. Les soumissions jugées admissibles seront par la suite soumises à la peuple afin de choisir le design qui sera soumis au Collège des Hérauts.

Voici en détail le processus proposé:
* Les soumissions seront acceptées jusqu’au 30 novembre 2017 et doivent être adressées au « Tir Mara Submissions Herald, Blue Alaunt ». Les soumissions peuvent être envoyées en format électronique ou par courrier régulier. Toutes les soumissions électroniques DOIVENT avoir comme objet « Tir Mara Populace Badge », sinon elles seront ignorées. Nul besoin d’utiliser les formulaires usuels pour les soumissions héraldiques. Il suffit que le design soumis soit clair. N’ENVOYEZ PAS D’ARGENT

* Du 1er au 31 décembre 2017, les soumissions seront validées par le comité.

* Du 1er au 31 janvier 2018, la peuple sera appelée à se faire un choix parmi les badges proposés.

Il est important de noter que c’est une consultation et non un vote. La Couronne aura le mot final quant au design qui sera adopté, comme pour une consultation pour la couronne Baronniale ou les Ordres de Haut Mérite. Il est beaucoup plus aisé pour la Couronne de prendre une décision éclairée si elle a en mains toutes les informations nécessaires concernant le souhait et la préférence de la population de Tir Mara.

Le tout sera comptabilisé au cours du mois de février 2018 et les résultats annoncés par après. La soumission officielle sera transmise au Collège des Hérauts. Nous devrons ensuite attendre la suite normale du processus de soumissions héraldiques.


Filed under: Announcements, En français Tagged: heraldry, Tir Mara

Unofficial Court Report: Tournament of the Roses

Wed, 2017-10-18 14:32

Photo courtesy of Baroness Cateline la Broderesse

While Tsar Ivan ventured to the Kingdom of Æthelmearc to attend the Njal Saga, Her Majesty, Tsaritsa Matilde, attended the Tournament of the Roses in the Barony of Dragonship Haven on Saturday, October 14, AS 52.
With a heavy heart, her Majesty had to issue the following edict in a morning court:
“Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov vynuk Tzardikov and Matilde de Cadenet, Tsar and Tsaritsa of the East Kingdom, issued a Royal Sanction of Exile from the Realm against [legal name redacted], known in the Society as Mord Hrutsson. The sanction will expire at the end of their reign.”
Court was suspended, and the Tournament began.

Duchess Eltheldreda and her winning team.

At the end of the tournament, the team of Duchess Etheldreda emerged victorious.
Her Majesty Matilde reopened her court, and invited Duke Randall of the Dark to attend. He was accompanied by the members of the Chivalry who were present, and read a petition signed by numerous members of the Chivalry of the East, denouncing the actions of Mord Hrutsson.
This unfortunate business completed, Her Majesty wished to bring a more joyous moment to the populace. She invited the children in attendance into court. Eager with anticipation, the kids waited as Tsaritsa Matilde requested Sir Gellyes attend her, and take the toybox for a run to the merriment of all.

Next did Her Majesty invite into court Christine of Serpentius. Though she was not present, Duchess Etheldreda spoke for her, and Christine was Awarded Arms, receiving a scroll by Faolan an Sccreccain.
The Queen next invited into her court any newcomers attending their first, second or third event. They came forth in dribs and drabs, and received tokens and hearty vivants.
Tsaritsa Matilde invited into her court Sara Sala di Peruta. Her Majesty spoke highly of Sara’s service, and invited into the court the companions of the Order of the Silver Crescent. Sara received a medallion, and a scroll by Aesa feilinn Jossursdottir (Feilinn).
After a fine day of fighting, fencing, archery, and arts and sciences, her Majesty thanked the staff for their hard work, and closed court.
Long Live the Tsar! Long Live the Tsaritsa! Long Live the Kingdom of the East!
Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald.
PS – Thank you to Simona bat Leon for assisting with court.

Filed under: Court Tagged: court report, royal court

Birka Fashion Show

Wed, 2017-10-18 12:33

Once again House Strangewayes will be presenting a fashion show at Market Day at Birka organized by Baronessa Bianca Anguissola

Baronessa Maria Pagani and Baron Juan Xavier’s winning entry from Her Grace Avelina’s sports garb challenge at Birka in AS 48.

Are you interested in showing off your garb prowess? Want to ogle the talent of the populace? Want to win a fabulous prize and be the envy of all your Peers? Come show off your skill!

In addition to entrants in the following categories:

  • Early Period: 600-1100 CE
  • Middle Period: 1100-1450 CE
  • Late Period: 1450-1600 CE
  • Children’s garb
  • Group category

Her most royal Majesty Czarina Matilde de Cadenet has issued Her own Garb Challenge. In honor of East Kingdom 50 Year, she desires to see the skill with needle and thread of the populace in showing their true colors: their East Kingdom colors.

Show Her what makes you a Beast of the East. Come display your fiercest blue tygers, make them roar for you in your stately Eastern purple and gold, and change into your stripes of blue and gold populace pride.

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

Unsheathe your shears and tear into that linen, take down that wild wool, and hunt for the perfect pattern to kill it on the runway come Birka. Her Majesty will be looking to catch the most impressive Eastern tyger by the tail and name them the winner of this year’s Queen’s challenge.

Further details for time and location to be announced as the event approaches.

Filed under: Announcements, Events Tagged: birka, birka fashion show, Birka Garb Challenge

Polling Order Recommendation Deadline is October 22nd /Seconde période de consultation d’Ivan et Matilde

Sun, 2017-10-15 06:06

En français

Their Royal Majesties Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Matilde wish to make it known that They will consider recommendations for inclusion on Their second polling through Sunday October 22, 2017.

Please remember that you need not be a member of any order to recommend someone you consider deserving. If you know someone you feel strongly about, there is an easy online form you can fill out to submit them for consideration.

Need more information about the East Kingdom awards polling process? This article gives a good overview. Need to find out whether or not someone has the award you are considering? Look them up in the Order of Precedence.

Brennan mac Fearghus
Awards Coordinator

En français – traduit par Behi Kirsa Oyutai

Leurs Royales Majestés le Tsar Ivan et la Tsarina Matilde souhaitent faire connaître Leur intention de considérer les recommendations pour l’inclusion dans leur deuxième période de consultation, jusqu’au dimanche 22 octobre 2017.

Rappelez-vous que vous n’avez pas besoin d’être membre d’un ordre proposé afin de recommender une personne que vous jugez méritoire. Si vous connaissez une telle personne, il suffit de remplir un formulaire simple afin de la proposer.

Besoin de plus d’informations au sujet du processus de consultation ou des reconnaissances du Royaume de l’Est ? Cet article vous procurera une bonne vue d’ensemble. Besoin de savoir si une personne possède déjà la reconnaissance pour laquelle vous la considérez ? Vérifiez son Ordre de Préséance.

Brennan mac Fearghus
Awards Coordinator

Filed under: Announcements, Official Notices, Tidings Tagged: award recommendations, deadline, polling orders, polling recommendations

Unofficial Court Report: The Coronation and First Court of Ivan and Mathilde, Tsar and Tsaritsa of the East.

Sat, 2017-10-14 10:49

Thus it was on the 7th day of October, AS 52, was made the 100th Crown of the Kingdom of the East.

King Ioannes and Queen Ro Honig relinquished their crowns to the East Kingdom Seneschal, Mistress Mercedes Vera de Califia. She held a brief court as regent, after which she called the Prince of Tir Mara to attend her.

Brigantia announced, “Oyez! Oyez! Now comes before you Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov, Prince of Tir Mara and heir to the crown of the East!”

Music began, and Prince Ivan processed forward, under a four-post canopy. Ivan presented himself to the Regent.

Mercedes presented the crown to Ivan, and said, “As Seneschal and Regent of the East, I recognize your right to the crown. Please take this from my hands, and take unto yourself the mantle of authority it represents.”

The Prince took up the crown, and turned to face the populace. He held the crown aloft, then said, “By my own hand, as victor in spring Crown tournament, I take my place as Tsar of the East.” He thus placed the crown upon his head.

Brigantia declared, “Presenting his Majesty, Ivan Rex, Tsar of the East!” Vivants followed.

The King’s Armored Champion cried, “Long Live the King!” The populace responded in kind.

Brigantia announced, “His Majesty welcomes before him Her Highness, Matilde DeCadenet, Princess of Tir Mara!”

Music began.

Mathilde processed to the dais. She was escorted up the stairs by her sons. Tsar Ivan took off his crown, and placed it upon the Princess’ head.

Tsar Ivan said, “It is with gladness in my heart that you stand by my side this day. As I have crowned myself King by my own hand, I crown you Queen of all these lands.” The Tsar removed the crown, placed it back upon his head, then placed the crown of the Tsaritsa upon her head.

Brigantia declared, “Presenting Her Majesty, Mathilde Regina, Tsaritsa of the East!” Vivants followed.

The Queen’s Armored Champion cried, “Long Live the Queen!” The populace responded in kind.

The Greater Officers of State were called in to swear fealty individually. Their Majesties recognized their new Webminister, in addition to receiving his fealty.

Following ancient Kingdom tradition, The Tsar and Tsaritsa turned and knelt before Brigantia. Brigantia said, “These are the waters from the Bay of the Mists, from the Kingdom of the West. Water is life, and as the West was the birthplace of our society, we anoint our new king and queen as a symbol of rebirth and a new reign with this water.” They were anointed with the waters from the West Kingdom’s bay.

Brigantia placed a vessel before the Tsar and Tsaritsa. Brigantia declared, “This dirt is from the grounds where the first tournament in our society was held. Do you swear upon this hallowed earth that you will lead our Kingdom with justice, honor, and glory, in peace or in war?” The Tsar and Tsaritsa replied, “We do.”

They arose, and stood before the thrones. “Long Live the Tsar! Long Live the Tsaritsa! Long Live the Kingdom of the East!” called Bringantia. The populace responded in kind. Their Majesties retook their thrones.

The Viceroy and Vicerine of Ostgardr and Landed Barons and Baronesses were called to swear fealty individually. Their Majesties heard and accepted their oaths.

Court was suspended.

As the Tsar and Tsaring recessed, the Roll of Kings was read by ten Royal Peers. Their Majesties sat in state for 90 minutes during the afternoon. Following this, they held their first full court.

Tsaritsa Mathilde called into court Vachir Artslanjin, and named him Captain of her guard. The rest of the guard was assembled, and presented with baldrics.

Next were Ioannes Aurelius Serpentius and Ro Honig von Summerfeldt called into court. For their service as King and Queen of the East, they were made a Count and Countess, Ioannes receiving a heavy mosaic created by Christiana Crane, with words by Nicol mac Donnachaidh, and Latin translations and Rome consultation by Tiberius Julius Rufus Primus; Ro Honig received a scroll created by Kayleigh McWhyte.

Next was the Order of the Rose called to attend court. Many spoke of Ro Honig’s qualities, and she was made a companion of the Order of the Rose. She received a mantle, and a scroll by Vettorio Antonello.

The Children of the East were invited to attend Their Majesties. Tsar Ivan invited Duke Omega to take up the toybox, and the children gave chase to the merriment of all.

Next was Dobby…sorry, no…Dietrich Schwelgengräber called into court. He received a sock, and was set free.

Tsar Ivan and Tsaritsa Mathilde called into their court Mercedes Vera de Califia. They presented her with a sock, and released her from her duty as Kingdom Seneschal.

Their Majesties called before them Katherine Barr. They named her East Kingdom Seneschal, and received her fealty.

The Rapier Melee Champions team were called into court. They offered to Their Majesties their service in any upcoming combat situation.

Her Majesty Mathilde called into court Reinhart Basarab Draculesti. She presented him with her own glove, making him a companion of the Queen’s Order of Courtesy.

Brochmail de Anglespur was called into court. His lady, Aislinn Chiabach, received on his behalf a Queen’s Award of Esteem token.

All those attending their First, Second or Third event were called into court, and presented tokens and thanks for joining the Society.

Their Majesties invited into their court Aine O’Muirghesan. She presented herself as an Ambassador from the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, and gave numerous gifts to the Tsar and Tsaritsa.

Their Majesties called into their court the Order of the Pelican. Noting the order was incomplete, they invited before them Joel of Vestfell. He received a writ to sit vigil at a later date, and a scroll with calligraphy and illumination Faolán an Sccreccain and words by The Anchoress of Ayntre.

The Tsar and Tsaritsa invited into their court Mýrún Leifsdóttir. Recognizing her scribal talents, they called the Order of the Silver Brooch to attend. Mýrún was made a companion of the order, receiving a medallion and a scroll by Tola knitýr.

Margretha La Fauvelle was called to attend the court of Their Majesties. Citing her musicianship, they invited the Order of the Laurel to attend. Margretha was presented with a writ to sit vigil at a later date, with a scroll by Eloise of Coulter.

Their Majesties called into their court Doucette de Verdun. Noting his skill at the equestrian arts, they called forth the companions of the Order of the Golden Lance. Doucette was presented with a medallion, and a scroll by Katherine Stanhope.

The Tsar and Tsaritsa called for the companions of the Order of Chivalry. The order being incomplete, they welcomed into their court Viktor Dominik. Viktor received a writ to sit vigil at a later event, with a scroll by Jonathan Blaecstan with words by Theodora Brysennissa, called Treannah.

Their Majesties thanked the populace for attending their coronation, and thus closed their first court.

Long live the Tsar! Long live the Tsaritsa! Long live the Kingdom of the East!

YIS, Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald

PS – Thank you to the heraldic staff – Rowen Cloteworthy, Maria von Ossenheim, Kirsa Oyutai, and Marian Kirkpatrick

Filed under: Court Tagged: coronation, court report, Ivan and Mathilde

Eastern Laurel and Chivalry Meetings on October 14th (Updated)

Fri, 2017-10-13 09:36

Her Royal Majesty Matilde will be holding brief meetings with the Order of Chivalry and the Order of the Laurel tomorrow (October 14th) at the Tournament of the Roses in Dragonship Haven. The Chivalry meeting will begin at 10:30 am, followed by the Laurel meeting at 10:45 am.

His Royal Majesty Ivan will be holding brief meetings with the Eastern members of the Order of Chivlary and the Eastern members of the Order of the Laurel tomorrow (October 14th) at Njal Saga in the Barony of Thescorre, Kingdom of Æthelmarc. The Chivalry meeting will be held at 9:15 am, followed by the Laurel meeting at 9:45 am.

Filed under: Announcements Tagged: chivalry meeting, laurel meeting, order meetings, order of chivalry, order of the laurel

Unofficial Baronial Court Report from An Dubhaigeainn

Fri, 2017-10-13 08:36

Unofficial Court Report from the Last Court of Baron David Vasquez De Valencia and Baroness Suzanne Neuber DeLondres, and First Court of Titus Aurelius Magnus and Baroness Sorcha of Stonegrave, held at A Funny Thing Happened to St. Andrew on the Way to the Forum – An Investiture
On September 16, A.S. 52, 2017 C.E.


Invited into court by their majesties, serenaded by Hugoline the Delicate, Their excellencies began their court with welcoming everybody to the day. They first gave a gift to the King and Queen of the East, a bounty of treats native to our Duck Land.

Their excellencies invited Lord Kaalos Dymas into court, but not being in attendance yet, Suzanne requested their Herald to come before them. Speaking of all the service Lady Violet Hughes has done for the barony from crafting new regalia to getting the Baron to finally register a device, they awarded her the Silver Feather and the Baroness gave a gift of purple trim.

Lord Ronan Fitzrobert was requested to come into court, but since he is the autocrat he was busy running around outside the hall. While he was tracked down their excellencies brought attention to Lord Peter of Hawkwood. For his activities in archery, his woodworking, and his overall service to the barony, he is inducted into the Order of Perseverance.

Ronan was located and escorted before their Excellencies. For having served as seneschal, web minister, helping with setup and breakdown of many events, and getting others to participate in all sorts of activities, he was deemed worthy of the Sylvanus Doke.

Lady Sorcha of Stonegrave was invited before their excellencies. For her work as retainer and “second brain” to her Excellency she was given a gift of a girdle belt, and His Majesty led the room in a chorus of “Ooooh, Ahhhh, Ohhh!” in appreciation of its beauty.

There was mention of a silent auction of stained glass to raise funds for the barony archery fund.

With final emotional words from each of their excellencies of thankfulness to everybody whom they have led, that concluded the last court of Baron David Vasquez de Valancia and Baroness Suzanne Neuber de Londres.

To read about each award and order mentioned here, please go to: http://scaducks.org/baronialawards.php


Their new excellencies opened their first court on the beautiful day with inviting those who were coronets prior to them up for recognition. Murdoch and Maigret of Carrigart, Jean Xavier Boullier, and Gianetta Lucia Allegretta, Ateno of Annun Ridge and Lassar Ignen Aeda, David Vasquez de Valencia and Suzanne Neuber de Londres. With words and tokens of thanks, they were sent back to their beers.

Baron Titus, sad that he won’t be able to be the Baronial heavy weapons Champion for a while talked about the tourney he held that day. Baroness Sorcha, before Titus was able to name the winners, gave him the duck token of thanks that all past champions receive. Conrad Jarnhand and Muiredach Ua Dálaig were called up as second and third place winners and awarded each a length of rattan. Ozurr the Bootgiver was called as the winner of the tournament and the new Champion and given a prize and regalia. Ozurr resumed his post as guard, and all four were cheered.

Laird Eanraig the Bonesetter was invited into court to talk about his tournaments. The first was a Roman senate tournament, and Master Cain Ramsay was declared the winner and given a prize of a book and a wooden chest and tasked with distributing the loot within. The next tournament was the Lorenzo Quintain memorial tournament to remember the self-proclaimed worst fighter in the kingdom. The winner was Anne de Bastillion and she was given a silver octopus brooch. The “winner” who did the worst was Marion of York who was instructed to run a memorial tournament within the next year, and she was then handed her ass on a silver platter. She received a delighted round of applause when she held high the plastic equine statue and shiny display plate for all to see.

Their excellencies invited before them Lady Fiona the Volatile and Lady Hugoline the Delicate. The ladies explained that the children had a very busy day, making candle holders for feast, and completed a scavenger hunt that included talking to peers! And Royalty! And The Baron! Two children completed the entire list of tasks. Keira of House Three Skulls and Sterling of House Three Skulls (no relation). They both received golden Duck Trophies. All the rest of the children were invited up to present to the new Baron and Baroness regalia of quacking duck bills, much to the delight of their Majesties.

Keira and Dahlia were requested to stay on stage as the rest of the children went back to playing. His excellency showed great appreciation for their efforts at waterbearing at Pennsic and general help at baronial events, and they were awarded Silver Eggs.

Their excellencies called into court Lord Thorolf Egilsen, Stefan de Londres, Lord Magnus de Londres, and Lady Medb O’Donnchada and they were awarded silver Feathers. It was pointed out that it was Medb’s birthday, so Lady Jenna Childslayer led the court in (thankfully only a few rounds of) the birthday dirge.

Master Jean Xavier Boullier was requested before their excellencies, and with a description of his many many roles such as Baron, Seneschal, Chamberlain, and the unofficial role of “he does absolutely everything”, he was bestowed a large silver feather.

Lord Ozurr the Bootgiver, Tycho Mikkleson, and Lord Yisrael ben Baron were called into court and each were given a token and welcomed into the order of the Drake’s Spur.

Their excellencies invited before them Duchessa Isabella of York. Thanking her for her support she was given a token of a stone duck.

Mistress Suzanne Neuber the Londres was invited into court for her support and inspiration, and was also given a token of thanks of an amber duck.

After Lord Bleiddwn Emrys brought the clown god statue Horus to take his place next to His Excellency, thus ended the court of Baron Titus Aurelius Magnus and Baroness Sorcha of Stonegrave.

To read about each award and order mentioned here, please go to: http://scaducks.org/baronialawards.php

Filed under: Court Tagged: An Dubhaigeainn, baronial court, court report, Investiture

King’s and Queen’s Thrown Weapons Championships / Champions de Lancer d’Armes de Jet du Roi et de la Reine

Thu, 2017-10-12 20:55

En français

On July 6-9th, the Province of Malagentia hosted the Great Northeastern War XXXI which included the East Kingdom King’s and Queen’s Thrown Weapons Championships. The championship brought throwers from the Kingdom’s many regions to compete for the honor of becoming King’s or Queen’s Champion. This year’s championship was deviously designed by Matteo Genovese of Quintavia, Queen’s Champion and Magnus the Broken of Hadchester, King’s Champion. Qualifiers to enter the championship consisted of a royal round thrown without breaks between distance or weapons forms with multiple chances to qualify. Twenty five people threw qualifying rounds from Thursday evening through Saturday morning. Of the twenty five, the top sixteen were chosen to compete in a bracket.

Spear Throwing at Kings and Queens Thrown Weapons Championships

Bryon de Burgh, Carolingia
Arlyana van Wyck, Carolingia
Mikael McCue, Caer Adamant
Serafina Della Torre, Glenn Linn
Peter the Red, Carolingia
Velikail of Deltuva, Hadchester
Patrick the Red, Quintavia
Gerry, Malagentia
Kazimierz, Carolingia
William the Mysterious, Anglespur
Safiya al-Naghira, Bergental
Sweyne MacAwliffe, Malagentia
Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch, Carolingia
Asher de Lincolia. Carolingia
Cedric of Thanet, Endewearde
Thorormr Barnakarl, Bergental

The first round of finals was crafted by Matteo. The target and format were unlike anything seen by most Eastern throwers. When asked about his motivations for designing this tournament, Matteo stated, “I wanted to test the throwers ability to adapt to changes in height, which effects rotation, and to the pressure that competing head to head against someone brings.” Throwers competed on an 8’x10’ board throwing wall. The format consisted of head to head competition between throwers evenly matched in number of weapons. Throwers took turns throwing for up to five minutes or fifty throws. The first round consisted of axes with a second round of knives with the winner moving on to the next round. In the case of a tie between Cedric of Thanet and Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch, there was a rousing spear-off.

Winners of the Axe Round:

Competitors throwing axes.

Bryon de Burgh
Mikael McCue
Velikail of Deltuva
Sweyne MacAwliffe
Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch
Cedric of Thanet

Finals included highly engineered, reactive targets constructed by Magnus the Broken, King’s Champion. His motivation came from both modern cinema and the interest in using thrown weapons to disorient foes carrying axes while armored with helmets. Kazimierz, Cristoff, Bryon, and Gerry competed in the final four, head to head. Throwers had the option to throw any three possible thrown weapon at targets. The first task was to hit the head of a shield wielding figure in order to knock the head back and cause the foe to drop their shield. Once this portion of the challenge was complete, throwers then had to throw another weapon at the direct center of the target, with the closest throw winning. Another challenge unlike we have seen in the East, throwers chose a variety of weapons. Axe, spear, and rocks were among the choices of our finalists. Fencers commented that they could hear our cheers from the fencing field.

Entrants and spectators, including the King Ioannes and Queen Honig, saw a clear winner and Queen’s Champion in newcomer Bryon De Burgh whose well executed throws defeated both the enemy and competitors with his deadly accuracy. Bryon said that he had great fun at the tournament. He felt that the tournament tested both one’s nerves and throwing ability. The number of spectators added to the pressure and excitement.

The King and Queen retired to hear counsel from the outgoing champions and trusted advisors regarding King’s Champion. At the Thrown Weapons range, assembled throwers and spectators commented on the camaraderie and courtesy show by competitors. Entrants competed with honor by sharing weapons and giving encouragement to rivals within the tournament.

Joy for a new Queen’s Champion and anticipation of word for a King’s Champion accompanied throwers to evening court. Before a large assembled crowd, the outgoing champions were thanked for their service and a successful champions tournament. Bryon De Burgh was called up to become Queen’s Champion and Sir Cedric of Thanet was announced as King’s Champion. When asked about his goals as King’s Champion, Cedric has a priority to bring people together for Thrown Weapons events. He would also like to see more folks get recognized for their abilities and contributions to the Thrown Weapons community. Bryon, Queen’s Champion has a goal to teach at as many events and practices as possible. He has a hope that Thrown Weapons will become as popular and competitive as the other martial activities in the SCA.

Photo provided by Sara Swetechicke

En français – traduit par Behi Kirsa Oyutai

Les 6 au 9 juillet, la Province de Malagentia a été l’hôte de la Grande Guerre du Nord-est XXXI, ou se sont déroulés les championnats de Lancer d’armes de jet du Roi et de la Reine du Royaume de l’Est. Le championnat a amené de nombreux lanceurs provenant de toutes les régions du Royaume à se présenter pour l’honneur de devenir Champion du Roi ou de la Reine. Le championnat de cette année a été machiavéliquement imaginé par Matteo Genovese de Quintavia, Champion de la Reine, ainsi que Magnus the Broken de Hadchester, Champion du Roi. Les qualifications pour entrer le championnat consistaient en une ronde royale lancée sans pause entre les distances ou les armes, avec de multiples chances de se qualifier. 25 personnes ont lancé des rondes de qualifications, entre la soirée de jeudi, jusqu’au matin du samedi. Des 25 personnes, les 16 meilleurs scores ont été sélectionnés pour s’affronter.

Bryon de Burgh, Carolingia
Arlyana van Wyck, Carolingia
Mikael McCue, Caer Adamant
Serafina Della Torre, Glenn Linn
Peter the Red, Carolingia
Velikail of Deltuva, Hadchester
Patrick the Red, Quintavia
Gerry, Malagentia
Kazimierz, Carolingia
William the Mysterious, Anglespur
Safiya al-Naghira, Bergental
Sweyne MacAwliffe, Malagentia
Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch, Carolingia
Asher de Lincolia. Carolingia
Cedric of Thanet, Endewearde
Thorormr Barnakarl, Bergental

La première ronde de finales a été faite par Matteo. Les cibles et le type de lancers étaient nouveaux pour la majorité des lanceurs de l’Est. Lorsqu’interrogé à propos de l’inspiration derrière la conception de ce tournoi, Matteo dit: “Je voulais tester l’habileté des lanceurs à s’adapter aux changements de hauteur, qui affectent la rotation, et à la pression de devoir compétitionner directement contre un autre lanceur.” Les lanceurs se sont affrontés en visant un mur de 8×10 pouces. Il s’agissait  de lancer côte à côte avec un autre participant avec un nombre égal d’armes. Les lanceurs ont lancé chacun leur tour pendant cinq minutes, ou 50 lancers. La première ronde s’est complétée avec des haches, avec une seconde ronde de couteaux, duquel le gagnant progressait ensuite à la prochaine ronde. Dans le cas d’une égalité entre Cedric of Thanet et Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch, il y a eu un excitant bris d’égalité à la lance.

Gagnants de la Ronde des Haches:

Bryon de Burgh
Mikael McCue
Velikail of Deltuva
Sweyne MacAwliffe
Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch
Cedric of Thanet

Les finales incluaient des cibles hautement techniques et réactives construites par Magnus the Broken, Champion du Roi. Son inspiration lui est venue aussi bien du cinéma moderne que de son intérêt d’utiliser des armes de lancer afin de désorienter des ennemis portant des haches, tout en étant armurés d’un casque. Kazimierz, Cristoff, Bryon, et Gerry ont compétitionné dans les demi-finales, un contre un. Les lanceurs avaient l’option de lancer n’importe lequel des trois armes possibles sur les cibles. La première tâche était de frapper la tête d’un soldat protégé d’un bouclier afin de faire tomber la tête, ce qui forçait l’ennemi à lâcher son bouclier. Une fois que cette portion du défi était complète, les lanceurs devaient ensuite lancer une autre arme au centre de la cible, le compétiteur le plus proche du milieu étant déclaré gagnant. Un autre défi comme nous en avons rarement vu dans l’Est, les lanceurs ont choisi une variété d’armes. Haches, lances et même roches ont été parmi les choix de nos finalistes. Des escrimeurs ont commenté qu’ils pouvaient entendre nos applaudissements du terrain d’escrime.

Les participants et les spectateurs, incluant le Roi Ioannes et la Reine Honig, ont identifié un gagnant sans équivoque et Champion de la Reine en la personne du nouveau Bryon de Burgh, dont les lancers superbement effectués ont anéanti tant les ennemis que la compétition avec précision mortelle. Bryon a dit qu’il avait eu beaucoup de plaisir pendant le tournoi. Il pensait que le tournoi avait testé autant la contenance des compétiteurs, ainsi que leur habileté. Le nombre de spectateurs ajoutait au stress et à l’euphorie.

Le Roi et la Reine se sont ensuite retirés afin d’entendre les conseils des champions sortants et de leurs conseillers de confiance au sujet du Champion du Roi. Sur le champ de tir d’armes de jet, les lanceurs assemblés ainsi que les spectateurs commentaient la camaraderie et la courtoisie qui avait été démontré par les compétiteurs. Les participants ont concouru avec honneur en partageant leurs armes et donnant les encouragements à leurs rivaux pendant le tournoi.

Ô joie, car un nouveau Champion de la Reine et l’anticipation d’un résultat sur le Champion du Roi accompagnaient les lanceurs à la cour du soir. Devant une grande assemblée, les champions sortants ont été remerciés de leur service, ainsi que de leur fabuleux tournoi. Bryon de Burgh a été appelé pour devenir le Champion de la Princesse et Sir Cedric of Thanet a été annoncé comme étant le Champion du Roi. Quand nous lui avons demandé ses plans en tant que Champion du Roi, Cedric a répondu qu’il souhaitait faire une priorité d’inciter plus de gens à se réunir pour des événements de lancer d’armes. Il aimerait aussi voir plus de gens reconnus pour leurs habiletés et contributions à la communauté de lancer d’armes de jet. Bryon, Champion de la Reine, a pour sa part comme but d’enseigner au maximum d’événements et pratiques possibles. Il espère que le Lancer d’Armes deviendra aussi populaire et compétitif que les autres activités martiales dans la SCA.

Photos provided by Sara Swetechicke

Filed under: En français, Events, Thrown Weapons Tagged: champions, thrown weapons

Follow Æthelmearc’s Crown Tourney

Sat, 2017-10-07 11:03

The Kingdom of Æthelmearc is holding its Crown Tournament today, and the Æthelmearc Gazette is providing coverage. The starting tree has been posted, and updates will follow.

Filed under: Tidings Tagged: aethelmearc, Crown Tourney