East Kingdom Gazette
Covering the Eastern Realm of the SCA
Updated: 11 min 12 sec ago
The incipient Shire of Nordenfjord invites one and all to their first event, a Novice Schola, to be held October 26, 2013
The Shire has assembled an incredible program of classes for you – see list below. Please note that Medieval Board Games is still pending. ALSO, there will be a youth specific children’s track – this schedule will be available at the event.
Nordenfjord is looking forward to welcoming everyone to their inaugural event!
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events, Local Groups Tagged: classes, Nordenfjord
Their Excellencies of Bhakail and the Shire of Hartshorn-dale invites you to join us for the performance of the Lay of El Cid. This excellent poem extolls the adventures of Ruy Diaz de Bivar, El Cid Campeador, a great warrior and loyal vassal of Castile. Hear of his exile, his adventures in fighting the Moors, and his journey back to be honored by the king to whom he remained loyal.
The performance will be presented in the grand style of the court of Alfonso X, king of Castile 1252-1284.
Above the salt seating has already sold out! Make your reservations soon!
The time to order one of the mementos has passed. However, three lovely tables, fancier versions of the take home tables to be used at the event, that will be raffled off at the event. Tickets for the raffle are $5 each. A picture of one of the donated tables is included here, and the other two will be shown on the event website, link below.
Pre-registration closes November 2.
A lovely day long buffet is planned for the breaks between parts of the performance, prepared by Asa in Svarta. Details are available on the website.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: Bardic, Bhakail, Hartshorn-dale
Posted on behalf of the autocrat, Sir Tanaka:
Due to circumstances beyond our control
The event date is still November 23.
Filed under: Events Tagged: Carillion, Rusted Woodlands
Unofficial Court Report – Endewearde Investiture, provided by Baron Rowen Cloteworthy.
The 28th of September, forty-eight years since the founding of the Society, the 2013th year of the Common Era, dawned warm and bright in the Shire of Endewearde. Their Royal Majesties, Gregor IV and Kiena II, left Their royal estates in the southern part of the kingdom and, it may be said, fairly flew in Their coach to that northern Shire to hold Court among Their people.
Their Majesties opened Their Court in the early part of the afternoon. Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge came forward and spoke of the joy she had had singing for the ancestors of the current King and Queen, who bore the same names, and spoke of the kindness and generosity those royals had shown her. To repay such kindness, Baroness Aneleda proffered four cups that Their Majesties might bestow as tokens to other performers who might be recognised as Troubadours. Their Majesties spoke of the joy They had felt those times They had heard the Baroness sing and They thanked her for her gift in return.
The Crown then called for Colonel Wolfe’s Privateers and they came forth and arrayed themselves before the thrones. Her Majesty said that She had heard of one among them who distinguished himself by his singing and skill with Rapier. Don Jean de Montagne, with a grin, declaimed that there certainly was none like that to be found among the company, though he soon relented that stance. Fredrick van der Meer was then presented to the Crown to stand for his accomplishments. Her Majesty said that They had summoned him at the Great Northeastern War, but he had not come, and now They were forced to hold this entire event to gain his presence. Frederick was then raised to a Lord of the Court and Awarded Arms, as testified to in a document created by Lady Magdalena Kirschberg, dated July 13, A.S. 48., and company escorted him from the Presence.
Representatives of the Shire of Smithwick then presented themselves to Their Majesties. They had with them a wooden coffer filled with $250 they had raised as a donation to the Royal Travel Fund. His Majesty thanked them heartily for such a generous and thoughtful donation.
Before Their subjects were dismissed, however, Queen Kiena singled out one among them, Waylon of Tir. She spoke of hearing of Waylon’s many works – sewing, cooking, dancing, archery, fighting, smithing – and felt such “busy bees” should be recognised for such works and She caused a document drawn up by Lady Svea the Short-Sighted to be read, and with that Tir was Awarded Arms and made a Lord of the Court.
The herald called for Yzabell du Pearche to present herself to the Crown and she came forth and knelt. Her Majesty mentioned that She had just had lunch with Yzabell and His Majesty commented on her contribution to the arts in Endewearde, and of her opening her home for activities, and helping with administration, and at His word a scroll calligraphed and worded by Lord Gwillim Kyneth and illuminated by Lady Agatha Wanderer was read and so was Yzabell made a Lady of the Court and Awarded Arms.
Their Majesties requested the attendance of Fine Vals called Fina of the Vale. They confirmed that she was the Matriarch of House Knotty Snake, and had been such for many years, and confirmed also that she had taught classes in the arts and sewn favours for the Queen, and having confirmed such things had read to the Court a scroll drafted by Mistress Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook Awarding Arms to the now Lady Fine Vals.
Lord Otto Gottlieb, seneschal of the Shire of Endewearde, then approached the Crown. He said that twenty-five years prior a group of fencers built a tower at the end of the world, and that in the years since many had come to that tower and helped it grow strong and sturdy. He presented to Their Majesties the people’s petition for a Royal presence in the Shire. King Gregor spoke of the often entertaining times he had had in Endewearde and of the most wonderful Crown Tourney he had participated in in the Shire the prior autumn. Their Majesties then took a moment to reflect upon such a weighty request and asked that Their hall be sealed as They considered.
Lord Eric Oxneck was summoned to attend to this task and he called for the Thunder Clan to stand with him and so they did, guarding the sanctuary’s exits.
Quiet music filled the hall as Their Majesties summoned the Peers of Endewearde to consult with them. Mistress Mercedes de Califia, Master Godric of Hamtun, Sir Cedric of Thanet and Mistress Mira Finvar of Argyle, and Master Matthäus Kettner came forward and spoke to the Crown and repeated the request.
His Majesty said that he found the lands strong and flourishing and agreed that it would be well that the Crown be represented there. He then asked for the names of those who would stand forth as the Crown’s representatives, and at that Baron Ané du Vey and Mistress Sylvia du Vey came forth, preceded by an honour guard of those new to Endewearde and then by Eva and Aliyah bearing shields with the arms of Ané and Sylvia.
Ané and Sylvia knelt before Their Majesties and were asked if they would serve as the protectors of the end of the world, and they affirmed they would. King Gregor asked the people of Endewearde to rise, and he asked them if they would serve the Crown as a Barony, and the rafters shook with a resounding “Aye!”
Coronets were brought forward by Sir Cedric and Mistress Mira and placed upon Ané and Sylvia’s brows, and they were asked to swear that they would uphold the laws of the Kingdom, support the Crown and Its people, and defend chivalry and courtesy, and they swore they would do those things, they then offered their fealty to the Crown upon Sir Cedric’s sword, as he is knight to Ané.
A great scroll was read, naming Ané du Vey as Baron Endewearde and Sylvia du Vey as Baroness Endewearde, a scroll calligraphed by Lord Alexandre St. Pierre, illuminated by Lady Christina Crane, with words by Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge.
Queen Kiena the presented Baroness Sylvia a token, given to Her Majesty at the Twentieth Anniversary of the Kingdom of Drachenwald by Countess Anna von Urwald, Founding Baroness Aarnimetsä in that Kingdom.
Their Excellencies Endewearde then rose and faced Their people as “The Ode to Endewearde” was sung by Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge, Lady Constancia de Vienne, and Lord Gwillim Kynith from the choir loft. The shields of Ané and Sylvia were retired, and the arms of the Barony of Endewearde taken up by Them both. Then They spoke to the people of the Barony, of how They would help nurture and grow, protect and defend the Barony, and with that the people took to their feet raised their voices and hands in a thunderous ovation of joy.
Their Majesties then moved to suspend Their Court but paused, hearing the request of Their servant Mistress Elizabeth Darnley. She begged a boon that They consider the works of one of Their artisans, Baron D’Unstable Peregrinator, a jeweler and metalsmith who crafted the rings worn by the Prince and Princess of Tir Mara, and also Their scepters, and joined in the crafting of the Barony of Ruantallan’s coronets. She asked that, if it please Their Majesties, They might recognize him for his many talented works.
Their Majesties consulted with Their Highnesses Tir Mara, who replied that Their Majesties were wise to consider this, and so D’Unstable was called into the Presence, and there was he called well-versed in his art and his manner, and so the Ancient and Noble Order of the Laurel was called for, and D’Unstable directed to go with them, and sit in vigil, and take counsel, and return later when he was summoned to answer whether be would take a place among them. All business concluded for the moment, Their Majesties suspended Their Court and retired the sanctuary.
In the later afternoon, Their Majesties reconvened Court. They invited the Baron and Baroness of Endewearde to hold Their first Court, and so that was done. His Excellency said that he had brief words upon the occasion and spoke thus, “Wow!”, and then he sat and smiled, and spoke words of praise for the people of the Barony. Their Excellencies conducted and concluded such business as They had and thus began Their Majesties Court again.
Mistress Mercedes de Califia was called for. Once she had approached, King Gregor announced to the people that Mistress Hedewigis Ockenfüßin, having served the Kingdom well, would soon be concluding her term as Kingdom Seneschal, and asked Mistress Mercedes if it was still her intention to offer her service as Seneschal. When she asked if she could say no, His Majesty responded with a brief “No!” and announced that Mistress Mercedes would assume the office of Kingdom Seneschal at Smoking Rocks Baronial Investiture on November 9th.
The children of the East were summoned next. Her Majesty spoke of growing wiser as They grew older, some even approaching the sunset of their years, and perhaps a sly glance at His Majesty may have been seen by some. Without pause, Queen Kiena mentioned the children as the future of the Kingdom, and thanked them for coming and bringing their parents. Then a large chest was brought forth, and the children chose from the chest toys provided by la Chambre des Dames d’Alisay and others.
Eva du Vey, who had come forward with the rest of the children, was asked to stay. Her Majesty spoke of Eva’s generosity in offering her Tyger’s Cub medallion to another during Their Majesties’ Court at the just past Pennsic War, and said that upon hearing of such generosity Lady Bronwen Rose crafted an enameled Tyger’s Cub medallion specifically for Eva, and that was given to Eva with Their Majesties’ thanks.
Their Majesties called again for Foner of Maplecroft, as They had called for him at the Great Northeastern War on the 13th of July this year, A.S. 48. Foner was again unavailable to attend the Crown, but the Seneschal of the Shire of Hadchester, Lord Thomas de Winterwade, presented himself in Foner’s place. Their Majesties spoke to the Court of Foner’s contributions to bring Hadchester into being, and his work as a chatelaine and scribe, and asked that a scroll crafted by Mistress Constance Saint Denis be given to him, that he would know he had been Awarded Arms and named Lord.
Her Majesty Kiena then asked that all attending their first event rise, and She rose from Her throne and walked among them, greeting each in turn and thanking them for joining in such a joyful celebration.
Once Her Majesty was again seated, King Gregor rose and spoke to the Court. He said that He had felt safe in the new Barony of Endewearde, but upon reconvening His Court had found a single black arrow waiting for Him upon His throne. Her Highness said that such arrows were portents of death, for the late King Kenric I been found with three such arrows in his chest not a year prior after hunting boar in the forests of Endewearde. His Majesty Gregor did not wish to dwell too long on such sobering thoughts, for were not the Prince and Princess planning a lavish party for Their Majesties the coming weekend to celebrate six months upon the Throne?
Still, His Majesty felt it prudent to recognize some who had aided Him when called. Baron Ané du Vey and Sir Cedric of Thanet were summoned, and the House of Thanet praised for its many works. His Majesty said that great men surround themselves with great people, and by such a measure Sir Cedric was a very great man indeed. His Majesty then gifted both men with His Cypher, sword scabbards bearing his badge and crafted by His hand.
Queen Kiena then asked for Duchess Katherine Stanhope, and in a voice choked with emotion called her a friend and inspiration, quiet and gracious and filled with caring for Their Majesties. She then presented Her Grace with a small box of treasures finished with Her thistle badge as Her Cypher, and embraced Her friend for a long moment.
As Her Majesty composed Herself, King Gregor asked for Baron Aethelhavoc Keyfinder, and spoke of how He had so enjoyed the works of Aethelhavoc’s kitchen and his companionship. His Majesty gave Aethelhavoc a sword scabbard He had crafted as His Cypher and the men embraced.
Her Majesty now collected, She summoned Lady Lucie Lovegood. Both Queen Kiena and Lady Lucie had tears in their eyes as Her Majesty spoke of the treasure that is Lucie, of her utter joy and her boundless enthusiasm. Her Majesty said that they would be friends forever and ever and gave to Lucie Her Queen’s Cypher, a small box of treasures with Her badge upon it.
The Queen then called for Lady Frenya Thorsteinndottir and spoke of Her lessons in French with Lady Frenya, of Frenya’s service on the Queen’s Guard and her leadership there, and with thanks Her Majesty presented Lady Frenya with the Queen’s Cypher in the form of a rapier frog bearing Her Majesty’s badge, crafted by King Gregor.
The Crown then summoned Baron D’Unstable Peregrinator to answer the question set before him earlier that day. He spoke briefly and quietly with Their Majesties, then Mistress Elizabeth Darnley came forward and spoke to D’Unstable, telling him that he had far better served her than she had him, and with great admiration and emotion in her voice asked him to return his apprentice’s belt to her, for he no longer needed such.
His Majesty called for a member of the Order of Chivalry to speak and Syr Yesungge Altan claimed that right. Next, Master Ulric von der Insul spoke words on behalf of the Order of the Pelican. His Majesty asked for testimony from the Order of the Laurel and Sir Cedric of Thanet, who is a Master in that Order, spoke of D’Unstable’s art. Avelina, Princess of Tir Mara, spoke on behalf of the royal peers. Mistress Elizabeth requested that a member of the populace speak in support of His Excellency’s elevation to the peerage and so Aotroù (Lord) Conogan mab Rioc the Breton, Badger Principality Herald of Tir Mara, read the words of Lord Ranuccio Farnese and Lady Catriana of Airley before offering a few sincere words of his own.
King Gregor then called for a medallion. Syr Yesungge, who studies jewelry-work under Baron D’Unstable, presented a medallion he had crafted, hung upon a chain made by His Excellency’s apprentice-sister, the Honourable Lady Konstantia Kaloethina of Calontir. A stole made by Lady Cornelia VandeBrugge was placed over his shoulders, and then an almuse in scholar’s scarlet, made by Mistress Elizabeth. Lastly, a wreath of laurel leaves, also by Konstantia’s hand, was placed upon his head.
At that, the herald read a from a scroll painted by Mistress Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova, calligraphed by Mistress Eleanor Catlyng, and authored by Lord Díarmaid Ó Bríain. The now Master D’Unstable Peregrinator then gave his fealty to the Crown of the East.
His Majesty then offered some final words to His people. He spoke of the great journey He and Queen Kiena had embarked upon which had begun the prior autumn in Shire of Endewearde, and of His thanks for all the support the people had given Them, and his happiness that this year concluded with a visit to the now-Barony of the same. He spoke of looking forward to the great party Their Highnesses would be throwing for Their Majesties the following weekend, a celebration of King Gregor and Queen Kiena’s first six months upon the throne and Their Highnesses mentioned how happy They were that the Crown would be attending. There being no further business, Their Majesties Court was concluded.
These are my remembrances of the day’s events. To all who served the event, who attended and guarded the Crown, crafted scrolls and heralded, to the musicians and cooks and staff, and to the new Barony of Endewearde, my sincere thanks.
Pray know I remain,
Baron Rowen Cloteworthy
(Photos graciously provided by Lady Camille des Jardins and Mistress Bess Darnley)
Filed under: Court, Events Tagged: Endewearde
According to Lord Wilham DeBroc, Captain of the Queen’s Guard, the following individuals have been entrusted with guarding the person of Her Majesty Queen Avelina Keyes. . Lieutenants of the Queen’s Guard:
Our Editors have made every effort to ensure these names are correct. Please bring any errors or omissions to our attention using the Comments.
Filed under: Court Tagged: guards
The Gazette thanks Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranlegh, Society Webminister for attending the meeting and sending us her notes. Any mistakes are ours in interpretation, and not hers in reporting.
Filed under: Corporate, Law and Policy Tagged: BoD, rapier
The Board of Directors would like to remind the membership that the Fourth Quarter 2013 Board Meeting will take place in the Kingdom of Trimaris on October 19, 2013.
The location will be the Embassy Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista, 8100 Lake St Orlando, FL 32836, (407) 239-1144 and the start time will be 9:00 a.m.
All members are welcome to attend. Modern clothing is appreciated. Please send any questions to ea at sca.org.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filed under: Corporate
The following are entrants in this Fall’s Crown Tourney listed on the Seneschale’s website. They are listed according to the Order of Precedence, and the Gazette would like to thank Baron Rowen Cloteworthy for providing us with the ordered list.
Click “Continue reading” to view the full list.
Duke Ronald Wilmot for Duchess Bronwyn Dawntreader
Duke Randal of the Dark for Duchess Katherine Stanhope
Tribune Omega Aurelius Serpentius for Shahzadeh Roxane Farabi Shahzadeh
Duke Konrad der Lowe von Ulm for Lady Aibhilin Fhionn
Duke Gryffith FitzWilliam for Duchess Katerine FitzWilliam
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver for Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo
Mistress Aelfgifa of the Hazel Thicket for Master Dinsdale of Northumbria
Sir Thomas of Ravenhill for Áine an Neamheaglach
Pan Jan Janowicz Bogdanski for Herrin Rosamund von Schwyz
Sir Lucius Aurelius Varus for Mistress Saerlaith ingen Chennetig
Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke for Mistress Vienna de la Mer
Master Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus for Lady Katerina Vladimirov
Master Angus Pembridge for Baroness Katarzyna Gwozdz
Sir Culann mac Cianian for Baroness Edana inghean Aluinn mac Kinnon
Sir Oscad de Segovia for Lady Giselle de Limousin
Sir Marcus Blackaert for Baroness Astrid Sigrun Ulfkelsdottir
Sir Jibril al-Dakhil for Baroness Rainillt de Bello Marisco
Baron Ané du Vey for Baroness Sylvia Du Vey
Baron Karl Meerstappa for Mistress Anne of Framlingham
Baron Duncan Kerr for Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick
Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche for Lady Isabeau Du Valle
Baron Brennan mac Fearghus for Baroness Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolainn
Baron Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev for Baroness Mathilde DeCadenet
Baron Joseph Harcourt for Mistress Kis Maria
THL Ávaldr Valbjarnarson for Mistress Eva Woderose
Baron Matthew Moreaveous Avdenmork for Mistress Fia Kareman
Baron Sigurthr Vigurhafn for Baroness Medhbh inghean ui Cheallaigh
Aquilifer Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs Primvs for Avraham ben Zebulon
Baron Buyan Delger for Lady Katrin Cooper
Baron Matthias Grunwald for Lady Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir
Lord William MacCrimmon for Lady Astrid Olfasdotter
Lord William RavenHair for Lady Kris the spinner
Lord Anton LeFlamme d’Saint Aubin for Baroness Sibilla d’Angers
Lord Sterling de la Rosa for Lady Caitrina Gordon called Katya Gordon
Lord Richard Crowe for Lady Leurona Winterborne
Don Luis de Castilla for Lady Tamitha of Ostgardr
Lord Dmitri Stephanovich for Baroness Nadezhda VoroNova
Lord Erik von Hemeor for Mistress Pagan Graeme
Lord Turi MacKinnon for Baroness Marguerite de Sainte Nazaire
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson for Lady Cezilia Raposa
Thane Aethelhafoc Caegfindan for TH Lady Siubhan Wallace
Lord Wilham de Broc for Lady Isabel Chamberlaine
Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius for Lady Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt
Lord Rory MacLellan for Baroness Cateline la broderesse
Lord Gryffyn Dunham for Lady Azure Brennan
Lord Thomas de Winterwade for Lady Sara of Stonley
Lord Thorvald Olafsson for Lady Melisande De La Mer
Lord Vladimir Bathory for Ophelia
Lord Gawyn O’Clery for Maeve O’Clery
Lord Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh for Baroness Molly Schofield
Lord Eoghan Bastard mac Lachlainn for Lady Chiara di Marte da Venezia
Lord Tiberius Nautius for Eithne ingen Fháeláin
Lady Gunnvor hausakljúfr for Master Liam St. Liam
Lord Sigurdr berserk for Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh
Lord Matthew MacGyver for Baroness Lilian Stanhope
Eliyahu Al-Talhi for Lady Sandrine de Berry
Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, events, Fall Crown, OP
If you had the original information on the “Delirus Mediaevalis Scientia Feriae”, please note the date change!
The Shire of Buckland Cross cordially invites you to the fair lands of Lower Bucks County, Pa, for a day of knowledge and fun at our Mad Medieval Science Fair on November 2, 2013. There’s still plenty of time to consider a display or entry – we hope you can join us!
We will have Science Classes and Workshops (glass beads and enameling have just been added!), a 1/4 scale Trebuchet competition, a Boardgame Tournament, a Brewing and Vintning Competition, a Fencing Tournament, and last but not least a Science Demonstration and Display Competition.
SCIENCE DISPLAYS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
If you would like to help us break a few other sciences down to their basic elements like that minature volcano you made in Grade School for the Science Fair. Well, we will not be accepting those, but we will be welcoming Displays and Demonstrations in the following Sciences:
Astronomy, Animal Husbandry & Accoutrements, Armoring (all forms), Bookbinding, Brewing & Vintning, Ceramics & Pottery, Gaming, Glasswork, Herb-craft (Cosmetic & Culinary), Ironworking & Tool-making, Lapidary, Leatherworking, Metalworking (including cast jewelry), Musical Instrument Manufacture, Papermaking, Printing (Block, or Press), Research, Scientific Instruments, Sculpture & Stone-carving, Siege Engines, Weapon Making (including bowyering & fletching), Wood Construction & Embellishment.
Populace Awards will be presented for the Best Science Display and Demostration, both Youth and Adult.
Please note that we will be accepting Science Display and Demonstration entries all the way up to the day of the event. You can pick up an entry form at the Gate on the day of the event, or simply email a detailed description of your entry to the Shire MoAS at Lady Markesa Manuole de Carvalhal. If you would like to bring a display, but not compete, that is acceptable as well.
BASIC EVENT SCHEDULE
10:00am – Event Site Opens
Neshaminy Activity Center
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events, Fencing, Local Groups Tagged: Brewing, Buckland Cross, classes
The new Shire of Avonmore in the Crown Principality of Tir Mara announces their first event, to be held Nov. 16 in Saint Marie, NB…
As it is known that the Shire of Avonmore (being a wild and newly settled land) is filled with outlaws, brigands, and highwaymen and even its coastal waters are filled with pirates, the Foresters have come to civilize the region. Loyal to the Crown of the East and to its landed nobility, the Foresters patrol the wild green woods where men in heavy armor fear to tread. No more shall travelers between the Shire of Lyndhaven and the Barony of Ruantallan come to harm in the dark forests of Avonmore as the foresters now protect the way.
The Foresters Fall feast and Faire is the year end celebration of the harvest and the hunt, a day of games, fellowship and feasting!
Activities will include:
Due to pirate and outlaw activities in Avonmore, any with skill at arms may be called upon and be duly deputized by the Foresters to form a posse comitatus and hunt down or evict a ruthless gang of cut throats rumored to have a winter camp in the area. The Foresters are always grateful for assistance protecting the green.
Darkness falls early in the autumn and we shall retire inside for feast and fellowship. The Foresters Guild Master will give awards to persons winning the games and competitions at the day’s events.
The feast is simple forester fare:
No extensive dayboard is planned, just simple fare but feel free to cook on the open fire with us pot luck style. Contact us if you have dietary issues and we will make an attempt to accommodate you.
For more information, please see the EK Event Announcement.
Filed under: Archery, Arts and Sciences, Events, Fencing, Heavy List Tagged: Avonmore, classes, Cooking, forester, games, hunt
Start germinating those design ideas now — Her Majesty, Queen Avelina, has just posted the following challenge…
I am issuing a garb challenge for Birka. My challenge to the clothing artisans of the East is:
Pick your favorite sports team and interpret their uniform as a medieval garment or outfit.
Documentation is not required, however it is appreciated. I do not want to see crass commercialism. i.e. Going to Joann’s and buying Pittsburgh Steelers polar fleece and making a t-tunic is not what I am looking for. Instead, look at the lines and details of the uniform and see how it could be implemented. Is there a medieval way to incorporate the mascot into the decoration?
I’m sure people will have questions about this concerning things that I have not thought of, so this will almost certainly get refined over the next few weeks.
The thought was to review the entries during the Fashion Show at Birka. I will have a gift for the one I think best meets the challenge.
1) I’m going to let you, the creator decide what a “sports team” is. It does not have to be pro sports. If your favorite sports team is the Warwick Vets High School Hurricanes Softball team, go for it.
2) Any one can model. The creator of the garb will get the prize.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: fashion, garb
From the EKU Chancellor…
The East Kingdom University is currently seeking applications for the position of Deputy Chancellor of the University. I am seeking individuals who are excited about creating new learning opportunities within the Kingdom, and who would love to help the East Kingdom University flourish over the coming years.
If you are interested, please contact me at email@example.com in order to discuss the position further.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Official Notices Tagged: east kingdom university, EKU
Hark! Is that yon horn I hear, heralding in the hunters to come and celebrate the season? (Why yes……… yes it is!)
Whom are they escorting on the road to Ruantallan? I see wagons and horses, men, women and children… a veritable parade of……. Wait? Could it be? Their Majesties are enroute to visit our fair lands?
Come spend a day of rejoicing in the plenty that the fall harvest has given us, welcome back the warriors from their long journey to lands foreign and near in defense of our homes and happiness. Witness the majesty of… Their Majesties!
There will be a heavy combat tournament run by Baron William Lancton, the annual Herne the Hunter Herald’s championship, a child/youth tea with the Queen, a sewing/crafting circle with the Queen, children’s activities organized by m’Lady Juliote Castlenou D’Arry (Lilou), and more!
Please visit the Event page at http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2551 for further details.
Filed under: Events, Local Groups
The Crown Principality of Tir Mara’s weekend was one of Thanksgiving, and a Gentleman and Gentlewoman’s Meal with a pie of that Turkish fowl led Lady Mergriet Van Wijenhorst to victory as Princess’ A&S Champion at the Tir Mara Rattan and A&S Championships Event held in the Shire of Lyndhaven on Saturday. The competition, while small by kingdom standards, was well represented by the people of Tir Mara and high in standard of entry. Katherine Murray was cloaked with the regalia of Prince’s Champion of A&S by His Majesty Kenric, both He and Her Majesty proudly bedecked in the blue & white stars of Their Crown Principality. Katherine was recognized for her work in dyes and the garments made from her explorations. His Majesty also recognized Lord Guthfrith Yrlingson for his Anglo-Saxon Pin and Brooch with an Honourable Mention. Lady Greta and Lady Cellach don were both present to be applauded and thanked for their year of service as out-going A&S Champions.
It was also the day for choosing the next Tir Mara Rattan Champions, and the outgoing Prince’s Champion, Sir Angus McHaley, devised an endurance tourney, run by Lord Conogan, a challenge to which the entrants rose. At the end of the day the finals were between Lord Big Damn John and Lady Cornelia van den Brugg, sibling squires of Syr Yesungge Altan. Lord John was victorious. In court John was called before Their Majesties and given the sword and tabard of the Tir Mara Prince’s Champion. Then Her Majesty talked about the excellent day of fighting she witnessed and chose of the fighters to recognize Lady Cornelia as Her Tir Mara Champion. Lord Perceval Gower was present to pass off the BIG shield of Princess’ Champion for Cornelia, and was well thanked for his year of service.
Katherine Murrary was once again called from her position in court as Champion and given her Award of Arms. Then Wilfrid Iadun of Lyndhaven was called forth and also made a Lord of Their Court. The children of Tir Mara were called into the presence to receive toys from the Royal Toy Chest, including Lord Wilfrid’s very young son.
Many people worked toward a very wonderful day in Lyndhaven, the event steward, Lady Mariota of Kildare had an excellent staff, and as people headed home from the beautifully decorated hall, many smiles could be seen. Vivant Lyndhaven! Vivant Tir Mara!
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Court, Events, Heavy List, Local Groups, Tidings
At this time I would like to express my gratitude to several gentles, including to Their Majesties Kenric and Avelina, who have granted my request for one final year in office as Tyger Clerk of the Signet. It has been a wonderful experience working with each of you, the Crown, and the Kingdom of the East, and I look forward to continuing to serve through 2014.
I would also like to take a moment to thank everyone who applied for the positions of the two Tir Mara Deputies for my office, and for the position of Northern Region deputy. I am especially happy to see so much interest shown in volunteering to help with the organizational needs behind the scenes of the East Kingdom College of Scribes, and after weighing the many good qualities in each candidate, I am pleased to announce that Lady Ro Honig con Sommerfeldt will be joining the Signet Office staff as our Northern Region Deputy, and Baroness Shadiyah al-Zahra will also be joining the staff in the new role of Western Tir Mara Deputy.
Last but certainly not least, I owe a huge thanks to the current Signet Office staff. Eva, Eleanor C., Tom, Plunder, and Lada have all worked together seamlessly behind the scenes, through covering for me during two long power outages on my end due to storms, to welcoming many new scribes, to helping coordinate the delivery of completed backlog scrolls, assisting with logging in tracking data on scrolls, and much much more over these last few years. Without their tireless work, the duties of Signet would be much more difficult, and while Eva and Tom in particular will be stepping down from their positions as of 12th Night to a much deserved break from their work for us, the shoes they leave behind will be big ones to fill. At this time I am looking for someone who may wish to carry the torch forward as Backlog Deputy.
Details of this job opening can be found on the Signet Office website (http://signet.eastkingdom.org/wp/2013/10/13/job-opening-backlog-deputy/), and applications will be accepted by October 30, 2013, with a decision to be announced on October 31, 2013.
Yours in Grateful Service,
Filed under: Official Notices, Tidings
Excerpts From a Report by Mistress Brita Mairi Svensdottir
On a fine October day, the Endewearde Hunt for the Unicorn took place. Many activities were enjoyed: A&S classes seemed to be enthusiastically attended, the hurley players had a great time, the children conducted a successful cattle raid, the thrown weapons range was always busy, and many people participated in archery. There were 18 Endeweardian archers who participated in the baronial challenge, which was finally won by Lord Eoin an Doire. Baroness Aneleda’s Enchanted Ground was attended by about ten people who shared poems, songs, music and stories and Aneleda gave brooches made by her to all those who came. New people added their voices to singing around the fire on Saturday night, and Papa’s Bar at the End of the World did a roaring business. The Brewers’ Round Table was attended by brewers of all degrees of experience and Sylvia thought it went very well.
Court was a lot of fun. Baroness Mylisant Grey was the Royal Herald and did a great job. I think that the swearing of fealty was perfect and inspiring. Baroness Sylvia and Baron Ane du Vey promised to be good stewards of the lands of Endewearde and to protect its people. Then the Crown held Their court (they wanted to go first so that they could drink whenever the word Hunt was spoken – Nevell even had a sign he held up to remind people). They gave toys to the children of the East, Brita presented Kenric with some cookies, since he had accused the OGRs of eating all his cookies at the meeting at Pennsic, Erik of Vastergotland and Freya of Visby gave TRM some hand made iron cooking tools, and Godric came forward to speak of the unfortunate incident at last year’s Hunt where the King’s cousin had been skewered with black arrows. Godric had been accused, but he had said, “Those aren’t my arrows, and besides, it would have only taken me one shot”. He taxed Alan of Wytleseie and the North Tower Archery Company with tracking down the shooter. Alan came forward and asked everyone who had a black arrow to come lay it at the king’s feet. About two dozen arrows (and one crossbow bolt) were brought forward by the members of the company, including the baron and Cody, a five year old archer (the Queen said, “You, too, Cody?”). Godric declared that we had confiscated all the shooter’s ammunition and that now Endewearde was safe for Royal visits. King Kenric said that one reason for making Endeweade a barony was to maintain the King’s Peace and to hunt down brigands and he was glad that we had been successful. Then Admiranda Howard was called forward to receive her AoA, calligraphy by Gwillim Kynith, Illumination by Agatha Wanderer, and words by Aneleda Falconbridge.
Baronial court opened, and after words of welcome from Their Excellencies, Lord Otto Gottlieb, head of the Endewearde Brewers’ Guild, was called forward to announce the results of the brewing competition: Master Ludwig von Eisburg won the beer category for his bok and the mead category. Lord William of Wyndhaven won in the cordial category for his cardamom liquor. MistressSylvia won the populace vote for her bochet. Each winner received a ceramic goblet made by Lady Ana Tarr. Then the Smokehaus was invited forward to announce the winner of the bacon tasting. Lord Eoin an Doire, Patriarch of Smokehaus, said that 25 pounds of bacon had been consumed, and that the bacon known as Bob, brought by THL Frasier MacLeod, was the winner. Frasier received a cloisonne bacon token made by Lord Nero Camulus. Next was Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge called forward to read the words of Their Excellencies of Ile du Dragon Dormant. Then came forward Lord Njall Randvesson and Beacon O’Neill to present the baron with a hurley stick and ball. The baron stated how much he had enjoyed the game, and tasked Beacon with forming a baronial hurly team to challenge other baronies. Lord Erik of Vastergotland and Lady Freya of Visby came forward and presented the baron and baroness with hand forged iron cooking tools.
The baroness then asked for Lady Agatha Wanderer to be called forward and emotionally recounted all the ways Agatha had helped with Investiture and presented her with a hand stitched cap made by Lady Mergriet van Wijenhorst, called Griet, newest A&S Champion of Tir Mara, who had given it to the baroness to present to a worthy person. Baroness Sylvia stated that she knew no one more worthy of this than Agatha, especially as Agatha is so fond of headgear. The baron then asked all who had helped with Investiture in any way to stand, and then all who had aided in the Hunt. He thanked all those standing and assured those still seated that they too would have opportunities to serve the barony in the future.
Master Godric of Hamtun came into court to ask permission for Lord Alan of Wytleseie, captain of the North Tower Archery Company, to present badges to those who had advanced in rank. Alan called forward those who had achieved the rank of Archer: Admiranda Howard, Seamus Na Coille Aosda, and Cody. Then those who had achieved the rank of Marksman were recognized: Gruffydd Abernethy, Poplyr Childs, Nero Camulus, Eirikr Thoroldson, and Brita Mairi Svensdottir. Finally those who had achieved Bowman rank were recognized: Eoin an Doire and Njall Randvesson . Each archer received a leather archery badge appropriate to the rank, painted by Lord Gwillim Kynith. Alan then went on to recount the results of the archery tournament, which had several components. Winner of the Woods Walk was Master Godric of Hamtun, with a score of 74. Poplyr Childs came in second, and each received a lovely ceramic box decorated with a unicorn made by Lady Ana Tarr – Godric presented his to the Queen and Poplyr presented his to Baroness Margaret of Rochester, event steward of the Hunt. Godric and Njall Randvesson tied for the novelty shoot, and Godric allowed Njall to take the prize box, which he presented to Baroness Sylvia. Alan announced that Master Krakken Gnashbone was the overall winner, with a score of 102 and Master Godric of Hamtun had come in second with a score of 98. Since he was not present, Godric took the box and promised to deliver it to Krakken.
Then Their Excellencies called into court Their First Archer, Constancia de Vianne and thanked her for her long service to the barony, she handed back her Champion’s regalia and thus was called in Eoin an Doire, winner of the First Archer competition, and given the arm bracers. He said that he hoped to serve as long and as well as Constancia had.
Baronial court then closed, after a few words from the baroness. The King then rose and congratulated Endewearde on its hospitality and vitality, which he said could well be emulated by other groups. He called Endewearde “a shining jewel in the North” and said he had enjoyed watching Endewearde grow and prosper and wished it many more years of the same.
Filed under: Archery, Court, Events, Local Groups, Thrown Weapons
The Shire of Nordenhal (Kingston, NY) is very pleased to once again offer a day full of classes to help you accessorize, embellish, and otherwise add those special touches that turn your garb from functional to fantastic.
Wear Schola IV will take place on November 16, 2013 at the Church of the Comforter Church Hall Wynkoop Place, Kingston, NY Reservations received before October 15th will receive a discounted event fee. Please see the event announcement on the East Kingdom website for details and specific instructions about how to register.
In addition to the traditional slate of classes, there will be a heavy list tournament (weather permitting) and Poison Pen Press will be vending throughout the day.
The event has made arrangements with several local hotels if you need overnight accommodations for this event. Details are on the event announcement. Please contact Autocrat Lady Ailionora inghean Ronain with any questions you may have about the event.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: a&s, Embroidery, events, garb, Nordenhal, schola
You are cordially invited to St. Eligius Celebration of the Arts and Sciences, being held on November 16th in Meriden CT. The St. Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition has an unusual format this year and is designed to be something like a martial tourney, so this contest demands face-to-face scoring. Each contestant declares his entry(s) as belonging to one of the following groups: (Yes, it is possible to have entries in 2 groups.)
Novices have entered a few small competitions (or none) & feel rather inexperienced in A&S contests. (Analogy: competes in Rookie’s Tourney)
Artisans have entered competitions and have experienced getting feedback & refining their entry so it shows to best advantage. (Analogy: Cadet’s/Squire’s Tourney)
Experienced competitors have entered several local or Kingdom-wide contests. This group also includes any Laurel whose entry is anything-BUT-what-they-were-laureled-for. (Analogy: competes in King & Queen’s Champion Tourney)
Laurels & masters are either members of the Order of the Laurel entering examples of the work(s) for which they received their recognition, or any non-Laurel who chooses to enter in this group and are demonstrating their mastery of an art or science. (Analogy: competes in Crown Tourney or Best of the Knowne World Tourney)
Since it is the combatants who declare the winner of a martial bout, St. Eligius entrants will score entries in their contest group. Orientation to scoring will be available for each entrant and an ombudsman-consultant will be available to each group. The St. Eligius 12 Questions sheet should accompany entries (strongly recommended), but other documentation would be accepted. There is no age limit on entries. Bring your best but limit yourself to no more than 5 entries–although an entry can contain several items.
Research papers are limited to 8 pages & must be submitted electronically by Nov 3rd. Though read by non-contestants, face-to-face scoring will occur.
Prizes will be awarded for each of the 4 contest groups: Novice, Artisan, Experienced competitor, and Laurels & masters. Prizes will also be awarded in focused contests: Progress, Medieval Moment, Best SCA Kludge, Populace’s Choice, Baron’s Choice, and the Master Alexander the Younger Challenge.
Complete rules, St. Eligius 12 Questions documentation sheet, and score sheet are at the Dragonship Haven event website.
A display is planned so people are encouraged to exhibit beautiful and marvelous works to amuse and astonish those present.
We are hoping to see you at this event. We want to see how this contest works out. Be prepared to give feedback!
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: a&s, Dragonship Haven, events
“Ask a Herald” Debuts on the East Kingdom Website: Get Help With Research and Registrations of Names and Armory
With ever increasing amounts of information becoming available every year, providing advice about period naming practices and armory has become more and more complex. Even the hardest-working local herald cannot possibly know every culture or every subject matter. So, in order to better match people with knowledgeable heralds, today we have launched an e-consulting application.
SCAdians who want to work on medieval names and armory can now get in touch with a herald to help them with research through the East Kingdom website. Under the “Getting Involved” tab, the menu now includes “Ask a Herald”. Clicking “Ask a Herald” will bring you to a form. Once you fill out the form, your information will be sent to the College of Heralds and your request will be matched with a herald who has knowledge to meet your particular needs.
For example, if you want a Gaelic name, you’ll be directed to our in-Kingdom Gaelic expert. If you want Hungarian armory, you’ll be directed to the person with expertise in that area.
Help will be available for basic research, as well as filling out the paperwork and the process of registration.
Please note that filling out an “Ask a Herald” request is not the same as submitting your name, device or badge to the College of Heralds for registration. The submission process requires the payment of fees and preparation of paperwork.
Questions about the “Ask a Herald” application, as well as questions about the submission and registration process for names and armory, should be directed to Mistress Alys Mackyntoich.
Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: heraldry
The Gazette asked Lady Aildreda de Tamwurthe to provide background about the poem performed by the King’s and Queen’s Bards as part of the Coronation ceremony. Her explanation and poem follow. Our thanks to Lady Aildreda and Lord Lucien for their help.
When the Queen’s Bard, Lucien de Pontivy, was inspired to write an Old English account of our new King’s history, he naturally turned to Beowulf as his source. A dead King lies on a funeral pyre. A familiar-looking challenger arrives to fight a veteran of many battles. A victorious warrior is surrounded by his thanes. A regal Queen charges that warrior with the care of her people. The story of Kenric aet Essex and Avelina Keyes – but every one of those things happens in the story of Beowulf as well.
Working with a close translation of the original, he found sections of the poetry that told the necessary parts of the story, and preserving intact some of the famous lines of the very beginning. Once the framework was in place, he changed words and phrases to make it Kenric’s story instead of Beowulf’s, and wrote new words to connect the sections into a full narrative. It was a tricky, detailed business; the rules of Anglo-Saxon poetry are strict, the lines are very compressed, and the word-stock of Old English is small, with uneven emphasis. (There are a lot of words for battle!) Moreover, Old English is an inflected language, like Latin, where each word actually changes with its part of speech – it is not enough to find the right word, but also the poet must use the right tense or case or number.
When all was assembled and polished, with the aid of several reference works and one in-house student of Old English, Lucien split the finished poem into dramatic sections, assigning Grim the Skald the part of Kenric, since he is the King’s Bard, and taking on himself the roles of the challenger, Sir Thomas Ravenhill, and also the part of Avelina, since he is Queen’s Bard. Both bards accompanied themselves on lyres as they acted out the challenge, the combat, the death of Sir Thomas, and the charge of Avelina. The fight was fierce, and “Sir Thomas” fell slain, only to rise with the help of his opponent, who knelt to receive the charge of the Queen. All concluded with a ringing “paet waes god cyning” – that was a good king!
CYNE-WEORC : Kingmaking
þeodcyninga, / þrym gefrunon,
hu ða æþelingas / ellen fremedon. Listen! We have heard / of the East-thanes glory,
in the old days / the kings of tribes –
how noble princes / showed great courage!
Aledon þa / leofne þeoden,
beaga bryttan, / on bearm bǽl-fýres They laid down the king / they had dearly loved
their tall ring-giver, / in the center of the bier.
Sin ge-swegra / weg-gomen com. His cousin / came to the tourney.
Eodon him þa togeanes, / gode þancodon,
ferþ-grim þegna heáp, / ferhþum fægne They clustered around him, / his thanes
Fierce in battle / happy in their hearts
Tomas Hrafn-hyll maðelode, / on him tohte scan
Aras ða bi ronde / rof oretta,
heard under helme, / hiorosercean bær Thomas Ravenhill spoke, / gleaming from battle
The famous champion / stood up with his shield
brave behind helmet / in hard war-shirt
“Eart þu se Essex, / se þe wið Edward wunne?” “Are you the same Essex / who challenged Edward?”
Kenric maþelode, / “Na! Ge-swegra ic beo!” Kenric replied, / “No! I’m his cousin!”
æfter þæm wordum / weorold-cempa leod
efste mid elne, / nalas ondsware
bidan wolde; / wig-wylm onfeng After these words / the warrior of the world
turned boldly / would not wait
for answer / surging battle enfolded them.
Swa mec gelome / leód-mægen
þreatedon þearle / þryðswyðe ecgþræce
Kenric gemærunge gemacode / mægenræs forgeaf
hildebille, / Hrafn-hylle cwellede. Again and again / the champions
made fierce attacks / with violent swordplay.
Kenric finished it. / He put his whole force
behind his sword-edge, / killed Ravenhill.
þa wæs Essex / heresped gyfen,
wig-gomen weorð-mynd, / þæt him his winemagas
ágirnon hyrdon. / Eode Avelina forð,
cwen Kenrices / cynna gemyndig, Then Essex was given / victory in battle
such honor in the tourney / that the men of his house
eagerly served him / Avelina came forward
Kenric’s queen, / mindful of courtesies;
“Bruc ðisses cyne-rice, / Kenric leofa,
cen þec mid cræfte / ond þyssum cyn-ren
wes lara liðe; / Wes þenden þu lifige,
æþeling, eadig.” “Enjoy this kingdom / the treasure of a people.
Make known your strength, yet be / to these common-folk
gentle in counsel. / While you may live,
be happy, O prince!” þæt wæs god cyning! That was great king-ship!
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Court Tagged: Bardic