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Royal Dinner

Thu, 2014-09-25 14:17

Tuesday evening of war week at Pennsic, the Knowne World royals gathered at the East Kingdom camp for the state dinner.  It took an army of volunteers to create that magical night.  Master Dietrich Schwelgengraber oversaw a staff that made sure all the details were perfect.

East Kingdom Royal was transformed into a Roman villa where Their Majesties welcomed the royalty of the Knowne World to a traditional Roman feast.  The guests were received in the courtyard by children strewing rose petals and enjoyed beverages (many donated by the East Kingdom Brewers Guild), tastings and pleasant conversation.  Volunteers played the part of servants to serve the guests.

As dinner began, Their Majesties stretched out on Roman couches, surrounded by the kings and queens of fourteen kingdoms.  As a gift from the East Kingdom, each royal received a personalized retainer bag.

Between the courses of dinner, gifts were exchanged between all the kingdoms.  The largesse provided by the artisans of the Knowne World was superb.

Dinner began with the presentation of the first course to the Emperor and Empress in a giant silver turtle with a cry of “Testudine!” (In ancient roman warfare, testudine was a call for tortoise formation) which was greatly admired by all.  Among the dishes served was duck and foie gras, quail eggs, scallops(an illusion food made from ground chicken served on scallop shells), roasted meats with custards and berries for dessert, all redacted from Apicius.

Master Dietrich Schwelgengräber was asked by their Majesties to put together the night of festivities and had this to add:


“Being asked to put together the East Kingdom’s State Dinner is a very large honor.  So many people donate their time, knowledge, and heart into creating and supporting a vision.  Their Majesties reign has been enchanting and thus will long be remembered. We simply wanted to give TRM something worthy of their fairytale-like reign, and give them something magical to look back upon. We hope those who did attend truly enjoyed the evening.  We all had a lot of fun putting vitality into this most noble evening.”

After an evening spent cementing friendships and alliances, everyone was sorry to leave the glittering tent to return to their own encampments, even as busy crews of fresh volunteers arrived to help whisk it all away.

Article by Mistress Ose Silverhair and Mistress Katherine Barr.  Photographs by Raziya Bint Rusa.


Filed under: Pennsic

Tourney of a Thousand Veils

Thu, 2014-09-25 01:55

We are pleased to share this account of an event held last week in the Shire of Lyndhaven.

There was a crispness in the air at the Tourney of a Thousand Veils that definitely felt like autumn had arrived. A crispness that was whisked away as soon as one entered the warm and cozy lodge at Lindsay Valley.

Many familiar faces were in attendance, but also many newcomers. Of particular note was the abundance of youth at the event. They filled the halls and surrounding woods with laughter and merriment.

Lord Conogan started the day by welcoming the newcomers to the Shire and explaining some of “what it is that we do”.

As the sun peaked over the valley Lady Mariota absolutely spoiled everyone in attendance with a lavish dayboard. Any hint of a chill one might feel vanished with just a few sips of her hearty, savoury Italian wedding soup. The heavy plates of cheese and bread and eggs were replenished time and again from what seemed like an endless supply of food.

Not content to just fill our bellies, Lady Mariota also provided a beginner class in needlework, while in the main hall Lord Conogan taught a dance to the ever-giggling ladies in attendance.

Not all plans came to pass at the Tourney, as too few gentles were available to compete in the fighting lists that day. Nonetheless, Lord Wilfrid Iadun was good enough to don his armour and allow the attendees to decorate him with many-colored scarves. His gesture was met with applause and cheers, small thanks for the lasting good impressions it left on the children and parents.

The afternoon passed in leisure as the guests young and old relaxed in the lodge or took adventurous explorations through the woods.

As the light faded over the valley all gentles returned for a sumptuous potluck feast. There were savory meats of every sort, and an assortment of dishes of rice and grain and roots. Lady Cat provided a delightful green salat bursting with fresh herbs. Two hearty soups and a crock of mulled cider warmed everyone to their toes. Last, but certainly not least, was a delicious tart of apples that had everyone adjusting their belts to make room for it!

We toasted to the King and Queen, our Prince and Princess, to the children, to the cooks, and to our champion of the day. We toasted those gone but not forgotten. We especially missed Master Henry, and noted with sadness how very much he would have loved to be at this event full of laughing, excited children.

Not to dwell in sadness long, we danced and sang and told stories until it was evident that our young flowers were starting to wilt. Everyone leaving the Tourney of a Thousand veils left with a belly full of food, a song in their hearts, and a smile on their lips.

Vivat!

Reported by Doccia Vacha of Lyndhaven

Photos by Jonathan Nantel


Filed under: Events, Tidings Tagged: Lyndhaven

Crown Letters of Intent Due Sept. 27

Wed, 2014-09-24 22:56

Mistress Mercedes requested we publish this reminder…

The deadline for Fall Crown Tourney is This Saturday, September 27, 2014.
Please use the following link to submit your letter of intent:

http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/shannon-7C/fall-crown-bc/

Thank you, Dueña Mercedes Vera de Calafia
Seneschal, East Kingdom
Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Fall Crown, Letter of Intent

About the EK Server Difficulties

Wed, 2014-09-24 15:00

This just in from Baron Mael Eoin mac Echuid, EK System Administrator. He encourages anyone who detects any problems he might not already know about to contact him directly. ( E-mail Baron Mael Eoin )

Greetings to the populace of the Kingdom,

As everyone is aware, there are issues with our old sever at this time, causing much frustration with regards to the Kingdom site in general and the EK Calendar in particular.

While we’re trying to get the hosting company to help in any way, I have copied all of the events during one of the interludes where the database was briefly working and manually recreated the Event list as it was.

Yes, this does include the issue of “the data is a month old”. We’re, again, trying to get the hosting company to tell us why that is since we had nothing to do with that. We’d also like them to restore our data, but communication with them is spotty and they’ve not been proactive about informing us of any issues or actions that have (obviously) taken place. Any updates or changes to listed events can be sent to me and I will manually update the listing as soon as I can.

It has been quite a frustrating few months, we know, and this appears to be the bitter cherry atop a whole cake of layers of frustration. Explanations won’t help much… At the end of the day, it’s affecting the dissemination of information, updates on events, the ability to get addresses and directions…

We want to mitigate further issues and get things back to as smooth as they should be. The successes of the past few months of migration are significantly diminished by the huge, recurring issues. Most or all local groups have been moved successfully and are working as expected, but that doesn’t help us all when we’re trying to get to Coronation or check on when 12th Night is, or what’s going on with K&Q Rapier.

Again, we apologize. We’re switching our focus from trying to fix the broken old server (to get the last of the Kingdom off of it) to recreating the site and information in whatever usable manner we can manage on the new server and try and cut everything over ASAP to cut those ties with the old. Customer service with the old hosting company was one of the main reasons Alesone and I started looking into this project 2 years ago. It’s just unfortunate that what was an annoyance for years (for us) has turned into a major annoyance for all, now.

That we’re not in a better position to lean on the new server, I personally apologize. We didn’t know all of the custom services and code that was holding everything up, as there was no documentation. While Lorenz and I have been figuring it out (and documenting) as we went along, it was slow going, especially with RL and other SCA obligations being what they are.

In the end, we know that as tired and frustrated he and I may be, everyone else is likely moreso, and not without reason. We do thank you for the support and any understanding that has been shown and we fully understand and share the frustrations.

If there are specific things that we can help with, know that we may be even busier than normal in trying to sort this situation out, but that we would like to know what we can do to bridge any gaps, update any listings or the like.

Mael Eoin mac Echuid
EK Sysadmin
Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: webminister, websites

Coronation Info

Wed, 2014-09-24 10:36

Since the East Kingdom website is still having difficulties, here are some updates to the event information, as well as the event location and directions which many folks look-up at the last minute.

Baroness Cassandra, Event Co-Steward, has posted the Dayboard Menu here.

From Mistress Jovonne, Event Co-Steward:

Coronation Schedule – Main Activities
11 am Last Court
1 pm Coronation Ceremony
2 pm Curia
3 pm Sitting in State
5:30 pm First Court

Storytelling in the parlor will include tales of strong Danish women and English valor appropriate for all ages.

With the permission of his family, we will provide message books & a video booth to send messages to Master Kali Harlansson, who is in home hospice care.

TRAFFIC NOTE: The Big E traffic in the area was significant last weekend. If you can arrive on site by 10 am, you should miss the worst of it.

Basic information from the EK event announcement:

At the Door Event Fees: Adults $15.00; Youths 17 and under Free; $5.00 non-member surcharge added where applicable; dayboard included for all.

Site Opens: 9 a.m.  Site Closes: 7 p.m. after Court.

There is no feast, but a sumptuous dayboard will be provided.

SITE RULES: Discreet beer & wine and enclosed flame is permitted in the Fellowship (dayboard) Hall only. Service animals are allowed. The site is fully handicapped accessible.

SITE:
First Congregational Church of West Springfield
20 Lathrop St
West Springfield, MA 01089
DIRECTIONS: From I-91 in western Massachusetts, take Rte 20 West over the river. The large red brick church will be on your right, opposite the town green.

PARKING is available on neighborhood streets, in the Senior Center lot adjacent to the church, and in two school lots on the same block. Look for SCA Parking signs. There is a drop off zone located near the Gate entrance to the site on Lathrop St.


Filed under: Events Tagged: coronation

From the East Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences

Tue, 2014-09-23 09:09

Greetings and salutations from Gabriella de Bas Serra, East Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences!

First, the very important note: my term expire on February 16, 2015 and am now calling for applications from people interested in the office. Please email Their Majesties and me with your applications/CV.

Per EK law:

The Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences:
a. Acts as advisor in all matters pertaining to the Arts and Sciences within the Kingdom to The Crown and subjects of the Kingdom, and supports study in those areas.
b. Supervises the Lesser Office of Chancellor of the East Kingdom University.
c. At the request of The Crown, works with the Kingdom Chamberlain to coordinate and supervise the creation of regalia.

If you are interested in applying for this position and are not familiar with the duties of the Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences I would encourage you to go to the East Kingdom webpage scroll down in the officer’s tab to go to the Arts and Science webpage, and click on the tab that has the handbook. It is a great way to learn about the responsibilities that come with this job. What the hand book will not tell you is that is a great way to meet many wonderful people and witness the great work and knowledge of the artisans of the East.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful day,

Gabriella


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Official Notices

Master Liam’s Fall To-Do List

Sun, 2014-09-21 19:16

Master Liam Saint Liam, he of many quests, has some suggestions for SCAdians wondering how to keep that magic post-Pennsic.

The last third of the year can be an odd time for the SCA, especially in the East Kingdom. It’s just way, way too early to start planning for Pennsic. (Of course, some of us find July 16 to be too early to be planning for Pennsic.)
October, and especially November and December, often revert to family events, seeing the people we “never visit during the summer,” because we are getting ready for, attending or recovering from Pennsic.

But there is still plenty going on, and there are plenty of things to do.
I suggest we all commit to two things a month, that way, you will have six new accomplishments headed into the new year, and you can continue the “Two-A-Month” plan into next year.

And, yes, this is pretty much blatantly stolen from my friend Elashava Bas Riva from Northshield. Sharing is caring.

1. Volunteer at one event or demo. This can be tough in the late part of the year, but there are still plenty of events that need someone at gate, doing dishing, setting up, breaking down or retaining for the royals.

2. Finish an old project. You know you want to. It *can* get finished.

3. Start a new project on something you have never done before. (This way you can finish it next year).

4. Either teach a class or plan one for early next year. There are various places to do this, including at local meetings or at events. There will be at least one Newcomers’ Schola coming up, and you really don’t want the new folks to get all their information from me and Master Ernst, do you.


5. Write at least one award recommendation. You do not have to have the award in order to recommend someone for it, but you can and should use the Internet.

(http://fluidsurveys.com/s/EKRecommendations/)

6. Meet a couple of new people at an event or a practice. Simply find a mutual friend and ask for the introduction. Heck, ask me. I know people.

7. Display something that you have made, whether in a competition or just at an A&S display, or even if you just bring it and show it around.


7. Ease out of your comfort zone. If you fight and almost always use sword and board, ask someone to hand you a polearm. If you fence, find a different parry item to play with. See if someone will let you fire a crossbow.

8. Offer a ride, a meal, or some time to a newcomer to help them find their way in the SCA.


9. Bring some kind of small token (a bead, a piece of ribbon, something you’ve made) to an event and give them out when you see an act of kindness or chivalry. I like to have small metal soldiers to give to kids who are doing something impressive.

10. Go to Crown. Seriously. Look it up and go. Stand with someone who knows about fighting and listen. Take breaks and go back and watch the semifinals and the finals. It’s wicked cool.

11. Start writing your persona story. Just open a document on your desktop, write your persona’s name, then list a half-dozen facts.

12. Write something for the East Kingdom Gazette. It’s not hard. I just did it while drinking two cups of coffee on a Saturday morning.

There are so many more ideas. Good luck.


Filed under: Uncategorized

Highlights from Pikestaff: Changes and Openings in Kingdom Offices

Fri, 2014-09-19 13:17

The following is a summary of changes and openings in the roster of East Kingdom Officers from the Kingdom Newsletter: Pikestaff. The kingdom has long appreciated the services of many talented volunteers, so read the list over – one of the up-coming vacancies may be the perfect fit for YOU.

Kingdom Marshall of Fence – The current term ends in November. Don Caine
Ramsey is not reapplying for the position. Interested candidates should
submit a letter of intent to the Earl Marshall at earl-marshal@eastkingdom.org or to Don Caine at marshal@rapier.eastkingdom.org.

Kingdom Earl Marshall – The current term end in January. Sir Oskgar is
reapplying. Anyone interested in the position should send a letter to
Their Majesties at TRM@eastkingdom.org.

Marshal of Equestrian Activities – The current term end in January.
Baroness Sylvia du Vey is not reapplying. Anyone interested in the
position should send a letter to Their Majesties at TRM@eastkingdom.org.

Tyger Clerk of the Signet – At Twelfth Night, Mistress Nest verch
Tangwistel will take over the position from Mistress Kayleigh McWhyte.

Tir Mara Chatelaine – The new Regional Deputy Chatelaine for Tir Mara is
Lady Cellach Dhonn inghean Mhic, taking over from Natali’a Petrova.

Pennsic Steward – The Pennsic Steward is responsible for the storage,
finances and execution of items used by the East Kingdom Royal
encampment at Pennsic. People interested in applying should send an
email with their SCA and Modern name, a brief SCA resume and a statement
of interest to TRM@eastkingdom.org, exchequer@eastkingdom.org and
seneschal@eastkingdom.org.

Kingdom Media Officer – The Media officer distributes press kit
materials and provides education on media policy. People interested in
applying should send an email with their SCA and Modern name, a brief
SCA resume and a statement of interest to seneschal@eastkingdom.org.


Filed under: Tidings

Flamingos Flock to Pennsic

Tue, 2014-09-16 17:28

A flock of pink flamingos was spotted at Pennsic, particularly an unusually small variety. The flamingos seemed to have a specific affinity for Prince Edward and many bystanders were treated to the sight of the flamingos being bestowed on His Highness. The meaning of this visitation was considered by learned folks of the kingdom, and they have not been able to reach a conclusion about what the appearance of such exotic birds may or may not portend for the Kingdom. They were able to conclude that no harm is threatened by the colorful birds. If Easterners note the appearance of any flamingos at future events, they are advised that there is nothing to fear from their appearance.


Filed under: Pennsic

Immortality… For a Year

Mon, 2014-09-15 17:37

Image from a Labours of the Months Calendar c. 1580. British Museum E,9.168

Would you like beautiful SCA artwork on your walls? Want to explain what you do on your weekends to relatives? Show a friend why they should come to an event? Support the East? The 2015 Labors of the East calendar will do all this, and you have the chance to write a dedication for one of the months.

The calendar (and also sets of note cards) will be sold starting in October to support the Royal Travel Fund. Each month features original calligraphy and illumination illustrating an SCA activity and a humorous poem written by Master Christian von Jaueregk.

Want to dedicate the courtly love month to someone special? Perhaps your fighting household would like the month for Pennsic or a guild would like the month about their art?   There will be space on each month for a dedication message and the name of the person or group sponsoring it.

Sponsorship is $100 per month. If you’re interested, contact Lady Lucie Lovegood of Ramisgate (erin.neuhardt@gmail.com) or Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd For (rhydfor@gmail.com). The subject of each month is listed below with its artists.

January Feasting Mistress Rhonwen glyn Conwy February Sitting by the fire entertaining Lady Lada Monguligin March Martial Pursuits Lady Sakura’i no Kesame April Equestrian Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh May Courtly Love Mistress Ro Honig von Summerfeldt June Shearing, spinning, weaving Mistress Eva Woderose July Preparing for war Lady Palotzi Marta August Pennsic Baroness Emma Makilmone September Brewing Doña Camille des Jardins October Crown Tourney Doña Isabel Chamberlaine November Sewing Garb Mistress Khioniya Nikolaevna Ryseva December Baking and Cooking Lady Lisabetta Medaglia with Mistress Eleanor Catlyng

More information on how to order a calendar will be available at the beginning of October.


Filed under: Tidings Tagged: calendar, Calligraphy and Illumination

Period or Not…Names

Wed, 2014-09-10 09:53

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 Frasier.

A few people have asked about Frasier (or Fraser or Frazier) as a male given name, usually assuming it to be a medieval Scottish name.  In fact, it does not appear to have been a period given name.  It was a surname found largely in Scotland but occasionally in England.

However, Frasier, Fraser or Frazer can still be registerable as a given name in English and Scots names in the SCA.  There is an established pattern of 16th century English surnames having been used as given names.   Since we do have evidence of Frasier, Fraser and Frazer as English surnames[1], that pattern allows these names to be registered as given names.

[1]  “A history of Northumberland” (A. Reid, sons & co., 1930) (http://books.google.com/books?id=iG0gAQAAMAAJ) at p. 129 lists a Robert Frasyer buried in Newcastle in 1577.  Margrett Fraser was buried in 1596 in Lincoln, England (“England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JCGM-HTR), Margrett Fraser, 1596; Batch: B03058-2); Henrie Frazer was christened in 1587 in Devon, England (“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N54M-THG), Henrie Frazer, 02 Feb 1587; citing ILFRACOMBE, DEVON, ENGLAND, Batch: C05121-1).


Filed under: Heraldry Tagged: names

Unofficial Court Report – Pennsic War

Tue, 2014-09-09 12:36

War came upon us all!  So it was that Their Imperial Majesties, Emperor Brennan Augustus and Empress Caoilfhionn Augusta, did travel to the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, and attended Pennsic War XLIII,  August 2 – August 9, 2014 (AS XLIX).

On Sunday, August 3:

Gavin MacKinnon was called before Their Majesties upon the field of battle.  He was inducted into the Order of the Tygers Combatant, and received a scroll by Culann mac Cianain.

Thomas of Effingham was called before Their Majesties upon the field of battle.  He was inducted into the Order of the Golden Rapier (he was the 100th), and received a scroll with calligraphy and words by Eleanor Catlyng, illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova

On Monday, August 4:

On the field of battle, after been sent to sit vigil the day before, Ivan Valfrekr Hroereksson was elevated to the Order of Chivalry.  He received a scroll by Elsa de Lyon.

On the field of battle, after being sent to sit vigil the day before, Wilham de Broc was elevated to the Order of Chivalry.  He received a scroll with illumination by Ro Honig von Somerfeldt, c alligraphy by Eva Woderose,  words by Angus Pembridge

On the rapier field, after the battle, Robert Earlson was called before the Crown.  He was made a companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier.  He received a scroll with calligraphy by Cezilia Raposa, illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova, words by Marguerite ingen Lachlainn

On the rapier field, after the battle, Sorcha Dhocair was called before the Crown.  She was made a companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier, and received a scroll by Sorcha Dhocair inghean Uí Ruairc, words by Ulrich Reinhart

In the evening Their Majesties travelled into The Bog.  There they found the encampment of Surtr’s Brood, and opened Court.  They called before them Gevulfr of Surtr’s Brood, and Awarded Arms to him.  Scroll with illumination by Melina al Andalusiyya, calligraphy by Robin dit Dessaint, words by Dankwert Bathory

On Tuesday, August 5:

On the field of battle, after been sent to sit vigil on Sunday, Matthew Moraveous Avdenmork was elevated to the Order of Chivalry.  He received a scroll by Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos

On Wednesday, August 6:

At Archery Champions, Their Majesties called before them Godric of Hampton.  He in turn presented to Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn newly ranked Master Bowmen:  Hope of Quintavia and Gregor von Heisler.

Godric them presented the newest Grand Master Bowman: Alexander von Heisler

In the evening Their Majesties opened up their formal Pennsic Court.

The following gentles received an Award of Arms:

Violante of Settmour Swamp, receiving a metallic scroll by Cormac Mor

Wynflaed of Bergental, receiving a scroll by Eleanore MacCarthaigh

Luther of Clan O’Niall, receiving a scroll by Katherine Barr

Madelaine de Mortaigne, receiving a scroll by þóra Eiríksdóttir

Alexandra Jacobsdochter, receiving a scroll with illumination by Lorita de Siena, calligraphy by Nest Verch Tangwistel

Tina of Lorraine, scroll forthcoming.

Gwenlianna Vachan, scroll by Constance de St. Denis, Eva, etc. (Constance was lead scribe, there were several others involved.)

Karrah the Mischievous was called into court.  She was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent, and presented a scroll by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig, words by Lucius Aurelius Varus

Otto Gottlieb was called into court.  He was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent, and presented a scroll with illumination by Camille des Jardins, calligraphy by Christiana Crane, word by Cedric of Thanet

Their Majesties called before them Judith the Uncertain.  After having been previously sent out on vigil, she was inducted into the Order of the Laurel, and received a cittern by Arden of Icombe, words by Ana de Guzman

Lillia de Vaux was invited before the Court.  Having been previously sent out on vigil, she was inducted into the Order of the Pelican, and received a scroll by Isabel Chamberlaine, words by Alys Mackyntoich

The following children were inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub:

Kyle Williams, receiving a scroll with illumination by Robert of Stonemarche, calligraphy by Harold von Auerbach

Aiden von Sommerfeldt, receiving a scroll by Eva Woderose, words by Michael Acrensus

Rose Erembourc, scroll forthcoming.

Following his writ at Northern Region War Camp, and his previous vigil, Aethelhafoc Cadgfindan (called Aethelhawk Keyfinder) was called before the court.  He was inducted into the Order of the Pelican, and received a scroll with illumination by Eleanore MacCarthaigh, calligraphy by Aleksei Dmitriev, words by Tiberius Iulius Primus

Fergus Redmead was called into court.  He was named a Baron of the Court, and presented a scroll by Lada Monguligin, words by Ryan McWhyte

Their Majesties called into their court Lottieri Malocchio.  They inducted him into the Order of the Golden Rapier, and he received a scroll by Palotzi Marti

Jeanne de Robin was called before the court.  In absentia, she was presented with a Queen’s Order of Courtesy.  Scroll by Vettorio Antonello.  She was also awarded a King’s Esteem of Merit.

Their Majesties welcomed into their court Rainillt Leia de Bello Marisco.  After having sat vigil in contemplation, she was elevated into the Order of the Laurel, and received a scroll by Carolyne de la Pointe, words by Jovonne d’Esprit

His Majesty called into the court Dziuginte Litovka.  He presented her with the King’s order of Excellence, and she received a scroll by Shadiyah Al-Zhara, words by Yehuda ben Moshe

Their Majesties called before them Johann Lederer.  He was awarded a Burdened Tyger, and received a scroll by Sarra Graeham of Birnham

Lucie Lovegood of Ramisgate was called into the court.  She was awarded a Burdened Tyger, and received a scroll by Aetheric Lindberende.

Her Majesty called before her the Captain of her guard, Einar Njorthurson (called Billy Fish).  She awarded him a Queen’s order of Courtesy, and he received a scroll by Mergriet van Wijenhorst, words by HRM Caoilfhionn Augusta

Their Majesties called before them Kenric æt Essex.  He was inducted into the Order of the Laurel, and received a scroll by Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille, words by Toki Redbeard, Latin by Steffan ap Kennydd Gregor von Heisler was called before the court.  He was named a Tyger of the East, and received a scroll by Katherine Stanhope, words by Aneleda ofFalconbridge

After court Their Majesties went shopping at Midnight Madness.  Their they stopped at the booth of Arastorm the Golden, and presented her with a Writ for a Laurel, with a scroll by Harold von Auerbach

On Thursday, August 7:

Their Majesties did pay a visit to the “War Room”.  There, they called forth Tree of the Forest, and made him a Baron of the Court.

Next they called Aiban Carr, and made him a Baron of the Court.

Then they called Manuel de Mierkolas de la Rosa Botella de Mierkoles, and made him a Baron of the Court.

Their Majesties called forth Tomasso Valeriano and Creatura Christi of Oakes.  They were each presented with a Grant of Arms.

Before the conclusion of the Pennsic War, the following awards were presented:

Tyzes Sofia (Zsof) was inducted into the Order of the Troubadour

The following gentles were named a Tyger of Valor:

HRH Michael of the West

Sir Mohammed

Jibril al Dakhil

Cedric of Armorica

Lord Septemris

Antonio Giancarlo Nicastri

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Avelina Keyes, Ryan McWhyte, Alys Mackyntoich, Mylisant Grey, Alesone Gray of Cranleigh, Sabine de Kerbriant, Donovan Shinnock, Brighid MacCumhal, Yehuda ben Moshe, Martyn de Halliwell, Anastasia da Monte, Cezilia Reposa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Filed under: Court, Pennsic

Unofficial Court Report – Great Northestern War

Tue, 2014-09-09 12:35

And so it was that Their Majesties, Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn, did travel to the Province of Malagentia and attended the Great Northeastern War on 12 July, 2014 (AS XLIX).

The following gentles were Awarded Arms:

Védís Iðunardóttir, scroll by Magdalena von Kirschberg

Ada Wright, called “The Little Loom Girl”, scroll by Harold von Auerbach

Brenden Crane, scroll with illumination by Lisabetta Medaglia, words & calligraphy by Nest verch Tangwistel

Krystyan Foljambe, scroll by Constance de St. Denis

Sweyn Mac Auliffe, scroll by Robert of Stonemarche, words by Aneleda Falconbridge

Laura of Panther Vale, scroll by Brangwyne of Wentworth

Sam of the Goff, scroll by Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook

Duncan Ian Graham, scroll by Sorcha Dhocair inghean Uí Ruairc, words by Ulrich Reinhart

Solveig Bjorndottr, scroll by Altani Khatagidai

Kasia Farlunder, promissory scroll with illumination by Lady Katharine of Caithness, calligraphy by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte

Ellen of Shrewsbury, scroll with illumination by Agatha Wanderer, calligraphy by Gwillim Kynith, words by Aneleda Falconbridge assisted by Aldreda de Tamwurthe

Michael the Unsure, promissory scroll by Alexandre St Pierre

Audrye Beneyt, scroll by Aldis Thorbjarnardottir

Cecile Du Pearche, scroll by Alisay de Falaise

Elspeth of Endewearde, scroll by Elen Alswyth of Eriskay

Muirenn Ban, scroll by Cristiana Crane

Trian O’Bruadair, scroll by Cristiana Crane

Tobias Troa, scroll with illumination by Camille des Jardins, words by Bryn Millar

Camille des Jardins was called before the court, and inducted into the Order of the Golden Rapier.  She received a scroll with illumination by Isabel Chamberlain, words by Michael Acrensis, calligraphy by Anna Mickel von Salm

The following gentles were inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent:

Baintighearna Ruadhnait inghean Ruaidhri, scroll by Emma Makilmone

Sabina Luttrell, scroll by Aleksei Dmitriev, words by Malcolm Bowman & Fergus Redmead

Roland de la Mar, scroll by Anna Mickel von Salm, words by Bryn Millar

Samuel Peter DeBump, scroll with illumination by Camille des Jardins, calligraphy by Anna Mickel von Salam, words by Michael Acrensis

Andre qui boit du Lai was called before Her Majesty Caoilfhionn, and presented with a Queen’s honor of Distinction.  Scroll by Eva Woderose, words by Lucien de Pointivy

Having been sent on vigil at the start of the day, Anne Meckil von Salm, known as “Mickel” and Maxton Gunn, known as “Max” were called before the court.  They were each inducted into the Order of the Laurel, and received matching books.  Hers was bound by Carolyn and Julian de LaPointe, featuring calligraphy by Carolyne de la Pointe, illumination by Camille des Jardins, Q, Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt, words by Aneleda Falconbridge, Jean de Montagne, Sylvia du Vey.  His book was bound by Carolyn and Julian de LaPointe, featuring calligraphy by Alexandre St Pierre, illumination by Carolyn de LaPointe, Camille des Jardins, words by Jean de Montagne, Michael Acrensus, Christian Woolfe, Cedric of Thanet, Sorcha Rie Aedh, Aneleda Falconbridge.

In addition:

It was announced that the proposed Riding of Raven’s Bridge in the capital district of Augusta, Maine that is sponsored by Malagentia was Granted Incipience.

Godric of Hampton presented the War Arrow for Pennsic to Their Majesties.

Duke Kenric announced the Belted Champions Team for the Pennsic War.

The largest number of children to thus far participate in Her Majesty’s Children’s Service initiative were recognized.

The running of the Royal Toy Box occurred

There was an intermission, during which many enjoyed the meaty fruits of the 2nd Wurst Fundraiser.

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Kenric æt Essex, Jean de Montagne, Donnovan Shinnock, Anastasia da Monte, Simona bat Leone, Iain of Malagentia, Cezilia Raposa, Rosina von Schaffhausen, Kirsa Oyutai, Connall An Doire, Andreiko Eferiev and Martyn de Halliwell


Filed under: Court

Unofficial Court Report, Northern Region War Camp

Tue, 2014-09-09 12:32

Thus it was that Their Majesties, Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn, did travel to the Shire of Glenn Linn and attended the Northern Region War Camp Meleepalooza on 5 July, 2014 (AS XLIX).

The following gentles were Awarded Arms:

Roynan Stonedune, stone by Kenric æt Essex

Arnbjorn Grettirson, drinking horn by Freygerdr in storrada Halladottir with words by Asgar Roulfson

Aurnia McWard, embroidery by Eleanor le Brun

Snorri Olafsson, word carving with illumination by Ruaidhri MacCrimthainn and calligraphy by Bebhinn inghean Ui Siodhachain (wood carving)

Erland Øx-kné, wood plank by Hawise ferch Meredith

Esperanza Zamora DeLaquava, scroll with calligraphy by Eleanor Catlyng, and illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova

Rosabella de Corvis, scroll by Elisabeth Greenleaf

Saffir Weaver, scroll with Calligraphy & Illumination by Ignacia la Ciega, words by Lady Muirgheall O’Riein

Sabd ingen Domnail, scroll with illumination by Deirdre O’Rourke, calligraphy by Elisabeth Greenleaf

Katherine of Anglespur, scroll with calligraphy & illumination by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig, words by Lucius Aurelius Varus

Kurama Kenshin, scroll by Mariette de Bretagne

The following gentles were inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent:

Gideon ha-Khazar, scroll by Sunniva Ormstung

Asgar Rolfes sune, scroll by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski

Lorenz Greylever, scroll forthcoming

Óláfr inn orvi Haraldsson, scroll by Aleksei Dmitriev

Wentlyana Bengrek, scroll by Katrusha Skomorokha Negodieva doch’

Ailionora Inghean Ronain was called before Their Majesties, and inducted into the Order of the Maunch.  Scroll with calligraphy by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte, illumination by Lillian atte Valeye

Ivar Volosatoi was called before Empress Caoilfhionn, and presented with a Queen’s Order of Courtesy, and received a scroll with calligraphy by Elisenda de Luna, illumination by Renye Wurm

The following children were inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub:

Arthur Tuck, scroll by Aesa Lokabrenna Sturladottir

Magdalena Amarilla, scroll with calligraphy & illumination by Leonete d’Angely, illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova

Lorenz Greylever was called into court, and presented a VERY backlogged (AS XXIV) Tyger’s Cub, scroll by Alayne Alexandra Nyvern Nightwatcher

Borujin Acilaldai was called before Their Imperial Majesties, and inducted into the Order of the Golden Rapier.  She received a scroll by Harold von Auerbach

Aethelhafoc Cadgfindan (called Aethelhawk Keyfinder) was called into court.  He received a Writ to sit vigil for consideration to be inducted into the Order of the Pelican, receiving a scroll with calligraphy and illumination by Henna Sinclair, words by Pagan Graeme

Having been put on vigil at the beginning of the day, Cristoforo Donatello dei Visconti was presented before Their Majesties, and inducted into the Order of the Laurel.  Scroll by Ursion de Gui

In addition:

Their Majesty’s Unbelted Champions were announced for the coming Pennsic War.

Their Majesty’s Rapier Champions were announced for the coming Pennsic War.

Children participating in Her Majesty’s Service Challenge were presented tokens.

Brendan Firebow led a short chase for the Royal Toy Box

The local Seneschal, Gage Ormesby, named off all those who had made the event happen this day.

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Alethea Eastriding, Alys Mackyntoich, Elizabeth Elenor Lovell,
Donnovan Shinnock, Anastasia da Monte and Rose Erembourc


Filed under: Court

Her Highness Thyra’s Favor is Available!

Tue, 2014-09-09 12:30

Her Highness Thyra’s Favor is now available! It can be found here. Heaven forbid that anything happen to our beloved Empress and Emperor, but one can never be too prepared.

Thank you!

ETERNUM ORIENS!

Aneleda


Filed under: Tidings

Society-wide Social Media Groups for Rapier

Wed, 2014-09-03 16:49

There are two new SCA-wide social media groups which rapier fighters may wish to join. The unofficial SCA Society Rapier Marshal’s discussion group can be found on both Google+ and FaceBook.

The G+ community can be found here:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/105795618011651864369

The FaceBook group is here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/945632195453505/


Filed under: Fencing, Tidings

35th Anniversary Issue of The Mudpuppy

Wed, 2014-09-03 13:45
Dueña Mercedes Vera de Calafia, East Kingdom Seneschal, shared this link to a very special newsletter. We encourage all to read and reminisce!

I don’t often post things like this, but as a former resident of Settmour Swamp, I think everyone should see the 35th Anniversary Issue of The Mudpuppy, put out by their fabulous chronicler, Baroness Ursula of North Woods. As the SCA Archivist said when he received it “WOW!!! Just WOW!. This issue has raised the bar to cross for group history distribution.” Read it here: August 2014 issue of The Mudpuppy

 


Filed under: Local Groups, Tidings Tagged: Settmour Swamp

Lady of the Rose Tourney Update

Wed, 2014-09-03 11:26

This update was just received from Duchess Anna:

Lady of the Rose Tourney
Medieval Warriors supporting Today’s Soldiers

As the time grows near, We wanted to answer a few questions and update some information for the day.

The Ladies of the Rose have chosen to support the Wounded Warrior Project.  Special tokens to commemorate the Rose Tourney will be available for a donation of $5.00 the day of the tourney.  Your support of these brave men and woman will be greatly appreciated.

Each Rose has been putting together her team, chosen from outside her household.  Additional teams will be assembled on site from the Fighter/Fencers who are not already on a Rose team, so everyone will get a chace to play and have a good time.  If you are planning to fight at the tourney, please message Mistress Lylie of Penhyll and let her know you are coming.  This will allow us to get the care written and the tourney going quicker, meaning more fighting.

We are Still in need of voice heralds, if you are interested in heralding during the day please contact Master Rowen Cloteworthy.

In addition to the tourney there will be a Populace choice Arts and Sciences display, a Heraldic consultation table, youth fighting, and a short dance class during the day, so lots to do for everyone.

EVERYONE PLEASE NOTE:  The Eastern States Exposition (“The Big E”) is in full swing, which may affect hotel availability and traffic in the area.  You may want to consider staying a little futher away from the site (Enfield CT to the south, Holyoke or Northamption MA to the north, for example) and leave extra time to travel.

TOURNEY DETAILS:

The tourney will be done in rounds. Each round will consist of 3 bouts.
Each fighter will receive points for each bout.
Once the round is complete, and we get all the cards back, we will pair the next round.

We can fight as many rounds as the day has time for.

Points are tallied at the end of each round.

This is how it will tally up. Each Fight is a possible three bout:
1)  Fighter A wins the first two bouts – 10 pts
2)  Fighter A wins two out of three bouts he/she gets 7 and Other Fighter gets 3
3)  Fighter A wins bout one then they double kill – Fighter A gets 7 and Fighter B gets 3
4)  Fighter A wins bout one the other fighter wins the 2nd and they double kill in the third bout, it will be considered a tie and each fighter will receive 5 points.
5)  If there is a bye, it will be fought by a bye fighter, it will be a destructive bye, and the points will be scored as above.

The paired cards are held by the Marshal (having been given to him by a list runner) and given to the combatants to return to the MoL table with the bout outcome.  The fighters MUST show up at the MoL table and report their bout outcome.

We tally the scores as the day processes.

At the the end of the tourney we will have: A heavy list winner, a Rapier list winner, and a winning team.


Filed under: Events, Fencing, Heavy List Tagged: Ladies of the Rose

All Things Scribal – CANCELED

Tue, 2014-09-02 12:37

The Barony of Concordia of the Snows (Albany, NY) regrets to announce that due to conditions beyond their control, the upcoming All Things Scribal event scheduled for September 20th has been canceled.

Please consult the East Kingdom Events Calendar for a list of other events taking place that weekend.


Filed under: Events, Official Notices Tagged: All Things Scribal, Cancellation

Newest Issue of Ars Scientia Orientalis Available

Mon, 2014-09-01 09:45

Ars Scientia Orientalis, the Arts and Sciences Quarterly publication of the East Kingdom is now available.  This issue has articles about silkworms, glass beads, Google Earth, and stained glass.

There are currently difficulties hosting it at the Ars Scientia Orientalis website, so it is available here.


Filed under: Arts and Sciences Tagged: a&s, publications