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The Gratitude of Their Majesties

Fri, 2015-04-10 15:13

Photo courtesy of Baroness Cateline la Broderesse

En français
Their Majesties have arranged for photographs to be posted to their website of the work given to them by artisans of the East to be used as gifts by them. Queen Thyra described how important these gifts are to them and to the East Kingdom, as well as the depth of their gratitude, in this way.

“We are so grateful for the generosity of the artisans of the East. Strengthening the ties between Kingdoms is very important to Us, and one of the ways we can do that is on a personal level between the Royal Cousins. The giving of gifts, particularly from royal hands, has been a tradition for millenia. In our Society, while the Royalty only reign for a short time, their memories of the gifts they receive are vivid, and they speak well of the kingdom that gave those gifts for years afterward. We have been the recipients of many beautiful things, and we wanted to make sure that the East gave gifts in kind.

The royal gift exchanges aren’t as visible as A&S displays, but they do give the artisans a different exposure. Their items are admired and treasured. Still, it requires a depth of loyalty to the East and a wealth of generosity to give away the products of their time and effort to royalty they do not know and may never meet. We are humbled and inspired by them, and would like their works to be remembered.”

The artisans’ work can be seen here.

En français

Leurs Majestés ont organisé un système sur leur site internet, afin de publiciser tous les artisans de l’Est ayant contribué à la banque d’items pouvant être offerts par Nos Monarques en guise de reconnaissance ou d’amitié. La Reine Thyra a voulu exprimer combien ces présents étaient importants pour eux, ainsi que pour le Royaume de l’Est, par ces mots.

“Nous sommes tellement reconnaissants pour la générosité des artisans du Royaume de l’Est. Renforcer les liens entre Royaumes est d’une grande importance pour Nous, et Nous pouvons entres autres nous acquitter de cette tâche de manière personnelle entre Cousins Royaux. L’offre de cadeaux, particulièrement venant de mains royales, est une tradition vielle de plusieurs millénaires. Dans notre Société, même si la Royauté ne règne que pour une courte période de temps, les souvenirs des cadeaux reçus restent vifs et évoquent les qualités du Royaume qui les a offerts pour bien des années à venir. Nous avons été les récipiendaires de bien belles choses, et voulions nous assurer que le Royaume de l’Est pourrait en offrir de toutes aussi jolies.

Les échanges de cadeaux royaux ne sont pas aussi visibles que les expositions d’Arts et Sciences, mais ils donnent aux artisans une forme différente de visibilité. Leurs objets sont admirés et chéris. Malgré tout, cela requiers une profonde loyauté envers l’Est, ainsi qu’une générosité sans pareille pour donner ainsi le produit de leur temps et efforts pour une royauté qu’ils ne connaissent pas et peut-être ne rencontrerons jamais. Nous nous sentons humbles et inspirés par ces personnes, et voulons que leurs travaux ne soient pas oubliés.”

Le travail des artisans peut être vu ici.

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, En français, Tidings

EKU Location Change – TOMORROW

Fri, 2015-04-10 14:59

The following message was sent today by the East Kingdom Chancellor

Due to unpreventable circumstances beyond our control, tomorrow’s EKU needs to be held in a different location– we will be moving to Eastern Maine Community College, Maine Hall (354 Hogan Road, Bangor, Maine 04401. This is right down the street from the old location. ALL classes will still be held as planned and at their scheduled times– the room numbers will be different but there will be plenty of signs to help you find your way. Please pass this message along to any and all FB groups, mailing lists, and friends you may know of who are attending. Please contact me at university@eastkingdom.org if you have any questions.


Filed under: Announcements, Events

Q&A About the Order of Defense Regalia

Wed, 2015-04-08 20:30

With the first writs for the newly created Order of Defense expected to be issued this weekend at Coronation, the Gazette is grateful to Lord Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald for submitting this article clarifying the regalia for the new order.

Many questions have arisen regarding the regalia of the forthcoming Order of Defense.  Lord Yehuda ben Moshe, Elmet Herald (East Kingdom Education Deputy) answers some of the most common questions

A red livery collar. The regalia of the Order of Defense is a white livery collar.

Q: What, exactly, is the regalia of the new Order?

A: A white livery collar.

Q: Where does it say that?

A: The SCA College of Heralds April 2015 Special Letter of Acceptances and Returns

Q: What, exactly, is a livery collar?  Is it the same as a collar of estate?

A: “Livery collar”, “collar of estate”, “chain of estate”, “chain of office” all seem to be fairly synonymous.  There is a wide variety of forms found in period, though most seem to fall into two categories – a leather or fabric strap with fittings and mounts, or a metal “chain” made up of plaques, “S” shapes, or other elements.  A variety of period livery collars can be seen here and here.

Q: So which of those is reserved to the Order of Defense?

A: No particular form is specified.  The relevant text from the decision:

In acknowledgement of the diverse forms and ornamentation that livery collars may possess, we decline to specify a type for the Order, just as we do not specify anything beyond a white belt for the Order of the Chivalry. In order to be considered regalia, the collar itself must be white.

Q: White?  Heraldic white is the same as silver.  Does that mean that all metal livery collars are now reserved for the Order of Defense?

A: No.  While the heraldic term “argent” is used to specify both “white” and “silver”, that applies to armory, not regalia.  The registration specifically states that only white-colored collars are reserved for the Order, not metal-colored ones.  The relevant text from the decision:

Much like the superprotection of the white belt as regalia for the Order of Chivalry does not prevent the populace from wearing belts of other colors or metal, the superprotection of a white livery collar for the Order of Defense does not mean that members of the populace cannot wear livery collars of another color or metal livery collars, including those made of silver.

So just as a silver-colored belt isn’t reserved for knights, a silver or pewter colored collar isn’t reserved for Masters of Defense.

Q: What about a shirt with a white collar?  Or an Elizabethan-style white ruff collar?  Can I no longer wear these?  Can I not have a white collar on my dog if I bring her to an event?

A: No.  The regalia is only for livery collars, not any other kind of collar.  Shirt collars, ruffs, dog-collars, etc. can all be white.  Only white livery collars are protected.

Copyright 2015 Juliean Galak.  Permission is hereby expressly given to republish this article in its entirety in any non-commercial publication, as well as any publication of the SCA, Inc. or its subsidiaries, provided the article is not altered except as to formatting and this notice is retained.
Filed under: Fencing, Heraldry Tagged: order of defense, regalia

Unofficial Court Report for Mudthaw

Wed, 2015-04-08 16:38

COURT OF THEIR MAJESTIES EDWARD III AND THYRA II
AT MUDTHAW

Their Majesties accept the fealty oath of the new Kingdom Chatelaine. Photo by Cateline la Broderesse

The Court of our most excellent prince and lord, Edward, by right of arms most illustrious King of the East, third of that name, and Thyra, his Queen by agency of that same right, second of that name, held upon 28 March in the forty-ninth year of the Society in the Barony of the Settmour Swamp; on which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm and the great persons of the kingdom to hear the following publicly proclaimed:

Item.  Their Majesties thanked Vienna de la Mer for her service as Kingdom Chatelaine and gave her a token of the same, whereupon they dismissed the said Vienna and bade her take her rest.

Item.  Their Majesties accepted the oath of Erhart von Stuttgart as the new Kingdom Chatelaine and gave him a token.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned Rose Storie MacTherion before the assembled Court and thereupon awarded her Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Katherine Stanhope.

Item.  Their Majesties then summoned Therion Sean Storie, father of the aforesaid Rose, and, praising his skills with the rapier, endowed him with the Order of the Silver Rapier, the which deed as memorialized in a document created by Isabel Chamberlaine.

Item.  Their Majesties commanded Jenevieve Fiana Spillane to attend upon them and, recognizing her famed skill with the blade, inducted her into the Order of the Silver Rapier, the which deed was confirmed with a document created by Katrusha Skomorokh.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned into the Court the good lady Isabel Chamberlain and ordered the said Isabel to sit vigil to answer the question whether she would join the Order of the Laurel.

Item.  Their Majesties caused Tiberius Nautius Maximus to be brought before the Court, whereupon, in recognition of his might upon the field of battle, inducted him into the Order of the Tygers Combattant, the which deed was confirmed with a document created by Vettorio Antonello.

Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev surrounded by the Order of the Chivalry is sent to vigil. Photo by Cateline la Broderesse

Item.  Their Majesties commanded Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev to be sent to sit vigil to answer the question whether he would join the Order of the Chivalry.

Whereupon the Court was adjourned until later in the afternoon.

Item.  Their Majesties caused Benjamin Black to be brought before them, whereupon, in acknowledgement of the diverse good labors of the said Benjamin, inducted him into the Order of the Silver Crescent, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Rhonwen Glyn Conwy.

Whereupon the Court was adjourned until later in the afternoon.

Item.  Their Majesties welcomed as guests in their Court their Graces Dionysus and Persephone of the Holy Kingdom of Acre.

Item.  Their Majesties announced that they and their Heirs signed the Golden Lance Treaty, establishing the Order of the Golden Lance of the East as an Order of High Merit for equestrian activities.

Item.  Their Majesties decreed that, for the duration of their reign and that of their Heirs, the Order of Defence shall be excused from the verbal polling requirement of Section IX.E.2 of East Kingdom Law, requiring 20 members of an Order to be present in person for a verbal poll to be valid.

Item.  Their Majesties recognized the children who had participated in the Children’s Service Initiative.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned before the Court the good lad Brendan of Silver Rylle and endowed the said Brendan with the Order of the Tyger’s Cub, the which deed was confirmed with a document calligraphed by Jonathan Blaecstan and illuminated by Ellesbeth Donofrey.

Item.  Their Majesties gave tokens of welcome to newcomers to the Society.

Item.  Her Majesty announced the creation of inspiration tokens, to be distributed among the populace and shared with gentlefolk who inspire others.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned Jenna Childersley, called Childslayer, before the Tyger Thrones and, praising her display of a pottery wheel in Artisans’ Row, endowed her with the Award of the Golden Lyre.

Item.  Their Majesties announced the banishment from the realm of Nicholas Condon.

Item.  The Guild of Athena’s Thimble made a gift of white-work embroidery to Her Majesty.

Briony of Chatham is inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent. Photo by Cateline la Broderesse

Item. Their Majesties bade Briony of Chatham, guild mistress of Athena’s Thimble, to tarry before the Court, whereupon they invested the said Briony with the Order of the Silver Crescent in recognition of her many labors, the which deed was confirmed in a document calligraphed by Jonathan Blaecstan and illuminated by Kis Maria.

Item.  Their Majesties called Ulf Jageren to stand before them and awarded him Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document calligraphed by Nest verch Tangwistel and illuminated by Lillian atte Valleye.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned into the Court the good Rosie O’Connel, whereupon they awarded her Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Henna Sinclair.

Item.  Their Majesties bade Orlando Sforza to attend upon them and, giving praise to the said Orlando’s research in matters of rapier and swordsmanship, inducted the said Orlando into the Order of the Maunche, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Elsa de Lyon.

Item.  Lady Angelina Capasso presented gifts to Their Majesties and Their Highnesses from the Stronghold of Warrior’s Gate, in the Kingdom of the West.

Item.  Her Majesty endowed Juliana le Chaluner with the Queen’s Award of Esteem for her sundry and diverse labors for the good of the realm.

Item.  Their Majesties called into the Court the notable lady Rhode Kephalaina and thereupon invested her with the Award of the Burdened Tyger for her stewardship of Dragonship Haven’s Baronial Investiture, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned Aaron the Arrowsmith to attend upon them and duly created the said Aaron a Baron of the Court with a Grant of Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Kayleigh Mac Whyte.

Isabel Chamberlain answers Their Majesties summons. Photo courtesy of Cateline la Broderesse

Item.  Their Majesties commanded Isabel Chamberlaine to appear before them and answer the question whether she would join the Order of the Laurel; and hearing the said Isabel’s answer and the testimony of goodly and noble persons of the Realm they invested the said Isabel as a Peer of the Realm with Arms by Letters Patent, the which deed was confirmed with noble gifts and a document authored by Angus Pembridge, calligraphed by Eva Woderose and illuminated by Ro Honig von Summerfeldt.

Item.  Their Majesties ordered Rupert the Unbalanced and Diana the Wanderer to attend upon them, whereupon they invested the said Diana and the said Rupert as Baron and Baroness of the Court, and caused the same to be confirmed with a document created by Leonete d’Angely and a gift of stained glass created by Conor O Ceallaigh, Lada Monguligin and Ryan Mac Whyte.

Item.  Their Majesties awarded Arms to Kára Grímsdóttir, as confirmed by a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich and calligraphed and illuminated by Heather Rose de Gordoun.

Item.  Their Majesties awarded Arms to Tathiel Aidanswife, as confirmed by a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich and calligraphed and illuminated by Chrestienne la pescheresse.

Item.  Their Majesties commanded Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev to appear before the Court and answer the question whether he would join the Order of the Chivalry; and the said Ivan answering that he would accept the belt, spurs and chain of a Knight; and the Court hearing testimony concerning the good worth of the said Ivan from honored and noble persons;  Their Majesties created the said Ivan a Peer of the Realm with Arms by Letters Patent, as confirmed in a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Item.  Their Majesties thanked the musicians playing for the Court and the day’s festivities.

I, Alys Mackyntoich, Eastern Crown Herald, wrote this to memorialize and make certain all such things that were done and caused to be done as above stated.

Witnesseth:
Grim the Skald
Ryan Mac Whyte
Malcolm Bowman
Yehuda ben Moshe
Erna Mani


Filed under: Court Tagged: court report, mudthaw

EKU Class Listing and Schedule

Wed, 2015-04-08 12:10

The East Kingdom University, to be held in the Barony of Endewearde this coming Saturday, April 11th, is pleased to announce that its full class listing and schedule is now available on the event website! We welcome you to come and partake in a multitude of classes throughout the day on topics covering the arts, service, marshal activities, and more!


Filed under: Events Tagged: classes, EKU, schedule

Period or not… Names

Tue, 2015-04-07 17:30

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 names are Moira and Maura.

Moira is one of those “Irish” names popularly believed to be medieval or Renaissance, but which is currently undocumentable in that form.  The spellings we can document in Anglicized Irish (not Gaelic) are Moire[1] or Mora[2].  Neither is pronounced like the modern “Moy-ra.”  Moire is most likely pronounced as either “Moor” or “Moora.”  In Gaelic, the closest name is Máire[3], pronounced roughly “May-ra” or “Ma-ra.”

Many also think of Maura as an “Irish” name, but in fact it appears in period in Occitan French[4], Italian[5], and Spanish[6].

[1]  Moire is dated to 1601 in “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents” by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Feminine.shtml)

[2]  Mora is dated to 1541 in “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents” by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Feminine.shtml)

[3] Máire is dated between 1396 and 1601 in “Index of Names in Irish Annals” by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnnalsIndex/Feminine/Maire.shtml)

[4]  “Names from Fourteenth Century Foix” by Cateline de la Mor (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/cateline/foix.html)
[5]  “Late Period Italian Women’s Names” by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/Nuns/Florence.shtml).

[6]  Maura Yespes Setien; Female; Christening; 07 May 1598; Santa Maria Magdalena, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C04657-9 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5Q5-Z68)


Filed under: Heraldry

Unofficial Court Report for Carolingian Investiture

Tue, 2015-04-07 15:09

COURT OF THEIR MAJESTIES EDWARD III AND THYRA II
AT CAROLINGIAN BARONIAL INVESTITURE

The Court of our most excellent prince and lord, Edward, by right of arms most illustrious King of the East, third of that name, and Thyra, his Queen by agency of that same right, second of that name, held upon 4 April in the forty-ninth year of the Society in the Barony of Carolingia; on which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm and the great persons of the kingdom to hear the following publicly proclaimed:

Baron Fergus learning of his execution. Photo by Master Albert Faulke of Sandford

Item.  Their Majesties thanked Imigla Venture for her service as Baroness of Carolingia and, wishing that she continue to maintain herself in appropriate state, conferred upon her the lands of Ventura and the rights accompanying thereupon; whereupon the said Imigla retired from the Court.

Item.  Their Majesties thanked Fergus MacRae for his service as Baron of Carolingia; and, the protection of the Crown having thereby been removed, and the said Fergus having been indicted and convicted of wrongs against the Crown and the state, issued a Writ of Execution and Attainder against the said Fergus, the which document was created by Alys Mackyntoich and Vettorio Antonello.  Whereupon, the said Fergus was taken to the market cross and his head was struck from his body.

King Edward speaks to the daughter of Mistress Khioniya and Sir Seosamh Photo courtesy of Raziya Bint Rusa

Item.  Their Majesties heard the plea of Mistress Khioniya Ryseva for clemency on behalf of the pinas des Indes hailing from the lands of Western Seas; and having weighed her words, Her Majesty rescinded her edict banishing and attaindering the pinas des Indes, vulgarly known as pineapples, saving those that appear upon the archery field.

Item.  Their Majesties invested Colin Ursell as Baron of Carolingia, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Alexsei Dmitriev.

Item.  Their Majesties invested Nicolette Bonhomme as Baroness of Carolingia, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Altani Khatagidai.

The new Baron and Baroness of Carolingia offer their fealty. Photo courtesy of Raziya Bint Rusa

Item. Their Majesties accepted the fealty of Colin and Nicolette as Baron and Baroness of Carolingia.

Whereupon the Court was adjourned until later in the afternoon.

Item.  Their Majesties caused Joiha Huguenin to be brought before them and, so doing, awarded her Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Lada Monguligin.

Whereupon the Court was adjourned until later in the afternoon.

Item.  Their Majesties awarded Arms unto Gudrun Thorvaldsdottir, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Aaradyn Ghyoot.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned the good Aine Oliphant before the Court, whereupon they awarded her Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Svea the Short Sighted.

Item.  Their Majesties caused David of Quintavia to be brought before the Tyger Thrones and thereupon awarded him arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Nest verch Tangwystl.

Raziya is welcomed into the Order by Baroness Nicolette. Photo by Master Albert Faulke of Sandford

Item.  His Majesty endowed Yehuda ben Moshe with the King’s Award of Esteem for his work on the heraldic staff for the reign.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned Raziya bint Rusa before the Court and, praising her good works in the study of plants and herbs, invested the said Raziya with the Order of the Maunche, the which deed was memorialized in a document authored by Aildreda de Tamwurthe, calligraphed by Eleanor Catlyng and illuminated by Sakurai no Kesame.

Item.  Their Majesties made gifts of toys to the children of the East.

Item.  Their Majesties commanded the attendance of Sigmarr Avarsson and, so doing, awarded the said Sigmarr Arms, the which deed was confirmed in document created by Constance de Saint Densi and Lillian atte Valeye.

Item.  Their Majesties caused Ammalina Taikkizhavi to be brought before the Court and, so doing, awarded Arms unto the said Ammalina, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel and Agatha Wanderer.

Item.  Their Majesties endowed Cassandra Boell von Bayer with the Order of the Burdened Tyger for her labors in creating the feast for Their Majesties’ Coronation.

Item.  Her Majesty endowed Li Kung Lo with her Queen’s Award of Esteem.

Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch is inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent. Photo by Lady Simona bat Leone

Item.  Their Majesties created Ygraine of Kellswood an Artisan to the Crown for her many talents and labors.

Item.  Their Majesties gave tokens to the Baron and Baroness of Dragonship Haven for them to distribute to the populace, as emblems and signacles of Royal gratitude for their work in arranging that group’s Baronial Investiture.

Item.  Their Majesties commanded Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch to attend upon them, whereupon, praising his diverse travails for the good of the Kingdom, inducted and invested him with the Order of the Silver Crescent, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Constance de Saint Denis and Æsa feilinn Jóssursdóttir.

Item.  Their Majesties created their noble servant Sergei Rozvad syn a Court Baron and Granted him Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Item.  Their Majesties created the good lady Æsa feilinn Jóssursdóttir a Court Baroness and Granted her Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Lochleven presents their rustling proof sheep to Their Excellencies Carolingia. Photo courtesy of Raziya Bint Rusa

Item.  The House of Lochleven presented their tithe of taxes to the Baron and Baroness of Carolingia.

Item.  Their Majesties gave tokens of welcome to newcomers to the Society.

Item.  Their Majesties called into the Court the good Liadin ingen Chineada and awarded her Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Jonathan Blaecstan and Melisande of Griffin Wood.

Item.  Their Majesties awarded Arms to the good and worthy Aimee of Carolingia, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel and Lisabetta Medaglia.

Item.  Her Majesty endowed Simona bat Leone with a token of gratitude by virtue of her good works for Their Majesties’ benefit.

Item.  Her Majesty endowed Anton of Winteroak with her token in absentia.

Baroness Clarice della Luna and Baron Lachlan Graheme Photo courtesy of Raziya Bint Rusa

Item.  Their Majesties created Alec Craig an Artisan to the Crown.

Item.  Her Majesty invested Dereca ni Donndubhain with the Queen’s Award of Esteem for her good works in support of the Realm.

Item.  Their Majesties created the following ladies Seamstresses to the Crown:  Dereca ni Donndubhain, Edyth of Steyning, Matilda of Carolingia, Rosina von Schaffhausen and Constance de Saint Denis.

Item.  His Majesty endowed Constance de Saint Denis with the King’s Cypher for her diverse labors in support of the reign.

Item.  His Majesty endowed Clarice della Luna with his King’s Cypher for her good works in support of the Crown.

Item.  Her Majesty invested Lachlan Graheme with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Sorcha Dhocair ingen ui Ruairc and Ulrich Reinhart.

Item.  His Majesty invested Lucien de Pontivi with the King’s Cypher for his notable and honorable works.

Sir Michael receives his glove from Queen Thyra Photo courtesy of Raziya Bint Rusa

Item.  Her Majesty invested Aildreda de Tamwurthe with the Queen’s Cypher for her true and worthy service.

Item.  His Majesty invested Anastasia da Monte with the King’s Cypher for her labors as part of the heraldic staff and the Queen’s Guard.

Item.  Her Majesty summoned Michael of York to attend upon her and, praising the good Michael’s unfailing noble bearing and undoubled honor, invested the same Michael with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed as confirmed in a document created by Bronwyn of Wentworth.

Item.  Their Majesties caused Catrin o’r Rhyd For to be brought before the Tyger Thrones,

Mistress Catrin with Their Majesties Photo courtesy of Raziya Bint Rusa

whereupon they lauded the good Catrin’s diverse and sundry good works over many years, not least of which being the creation of the East Kingdom Gazette, thereupon created the said lady a Baroness of the Court and further endowed her with an Augmentation of Arms, the which deed being confirmed in a document created by Aildreda de Tamwurthe and Eva Woderose.

Item.  Their Majesties thanked the musicians playing for the Court and the day’s festivities.

I, Alys Mackyntoich, Eastern Crown Herald, wrote this to memorialize and make certain all such things that were done and caused to be done as above stated.

Witnesseth:
Mistress Mylisant Grey
Don Donovan Shinnock
Dona Anastasia da Monte
Lord Yehuda ben Moshe


Filed under: Court Tagged: Carolingia

Pennsic War Exchequer Sought

Tue, 2015-04-07 09:19

The Pennsic War Financial Committee, of the Society for Creative Anachronism Pennsic War Inc., a subsidiary corporation of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc, seeks a qualified individual to become the Pennsic War Exchequer, a member of the senior staff of Pennsic War. Information about the position and how to apply is listed below. The deadline for the application is June 1, 2015. This is a volunteer position.

SCA Pennsic War Inc (PWI) presents the largest annual event, The Pennsic War (PW) sponsored by the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). This event attracts nine to ten thousand attendees, and runs for seventeen days, plus two weeks of set-up prior and one week of takedown after. The overall Staff of PW can be upwards of 100 named positions and 600 onsite volunteers. The position of PW Exchequer along with the Chief Executive Officer, Finance Committee, and the Pennsic Seneschal Group, coordinates the fiscal activities of PW and PWI.

Many of the activities and tasks the PW Exchequer will engage in:
• Maintaining PW’s accounts using Excel and Quick Books Pro v10 or later
• Attending planning meetings generally held in May and November at the event site.
• Day-to-Day operations of tracking expenditures and ensuring budget compliance
• Remitting payment for PW’s valid accounts payable.
• Filing quarterly and yearly reports required by the SCA
• Being in attendance at PENNSIC WAR during its entirety plus at least 5 days early and as many subsequent days require to wrap up the current year’s on-site business. During the event it is expected that the PW Exchequer will have business hours of at least 6 hours per day.
• Preparing documentation for certified audits.
• Chairing the PW financial committee
• Ensuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as regards not-for-profit corporations.
• Overseeing the Exchequer staff, which includes a Quartermaster, an Inventory deputy, and other staff as the office may require to properly conduct business.
• Assist in budget preparation by tracking spending patterns of Pennsic War
• Prepare reports to the Chief Executive Officer of PW as required to maintain effective tracking of expenses.

Qualifications:
Required:
• A level of understanding sufficient to create, maintain, and amend Excel workbooks which may contain up to 15 inter-related worksheets, macros, array formulas, and other senior level user skills.
• A professional level of understanding of Quick Books Pro, version 10 or later, normally associated with the duties of a finance manager.
• Understanding of SCA Exchequer requirements as regards SCA financial policies
• Understanding of the Pennsic Administrative Policies and the Pennsic Financial Policies
• Reliable internet and phone services, not only at home, but also while away.
Desired:
• Previous Exchequer experience in SCA on any level
• Modern accounting experience or Modern positions in finance planning
• Previous PW experience in a sustained capacity
What we are looking for:
• Strong and effective communicator, both written and verbal, with excellent interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with both accounting and non-accounting personnel.
• Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet.
• Strong interview skills, ability to ask the right questions to gather and obtain relevant information.
• Ability to work independently, as well as maintain a positive working relationship with PW staff
• Perform multiple tasks under tight deadlines without sacrificing quality or accuracy.
• Strong attention to detail and follow-through.
• Ability to work in an intense time critical work environment
Time Commitment:
• Serve approximately two years as Emergency Deputy Exchequer
• Assume full duties on or about November 1, 2016, for a 3 year term
• It is estimated that during the times, other than the estimated 5 weeks of PW so noted above, the time commitment is ten to twenty hours per week,

We’re looking for evidence that you have the skills, experience, and abilities indicated in this announcement. Information you provide will be used for deciding who’ll be selected for the next step in our process.

Should you be interested in this position, here is the application packet:
• Your modern and SCA resume’s highlighting your experience which fulfills our requirements.
• A cover letter expressing your desire and ability to become the PW Exchequer
• Other materials you wish to have considered in the selection process.

Email this packet to the PW Financial Committee at: pennsic.resume@gmail.com by June 1, 2015


Filed under: Pennsic

Youth Fighting: How To Get Started

Fri, 2015-04-03 15:30

Duchess Marieke greets her Youth Combat champion at a Ladies of the Rose tourney. Photo by Lady Lavina Attewode

The Gazette thanks Lady Karrah the Mischievous and Lord Raven of Rusted Woodlands for writing this article for the How To series.

Are your kids really excited when they see the heavy fighters on the field?  Do they wish they could be out there, too? Well, welcome to Youth Fighting! As you look around at SCA events, you might see a group of Youth out on a field, armored up and hitting each other with padded weapons. Youth Combat is the way for kids, aged 6 to 17, to enjoy field combat with less risk than their adult counterparts. 

As you watch the youth fighting on the field, you might notice they are divided into 3 distinct groups– Division 1: ages 6 to 9 years old, Division 2: 10 to 13 and Division 3: 14 to 17. Rattan combat, known as Division 4, for ages 16 and 17 is available for experience in adult rattan

Master Seamus Donn’s daughter prepares to enter the lists for the first time. Photo by Baron Fergus MacRae

without the stress of going out on the adult field.  Due to adult heavylist being open to 16+ now, Division 4 is only offered on a limited basis at events. These divisions are set up for the safety of the participants and so the youth marshals can keep order on the list.

Youth marshals help the youth combatants understand the various fighting forms and the rules of the list as set down by the Board of Directors of the SCA, the Kingdom Heavy Marshal, and the Kingdom Youth Marshal. The marshal’s explain the concepts of Courtesy, Chivalry and Honor.  All youth marshals must pass a background check every 2 years.  Aside from that, the marshals are fellow parents, graduates of the program, or those who have an interest in helping Youth Activities flourish in the Kingdom.  That being said, Youth Combat is NOT a babysitting service.  If your children participate, you are expected to as well, to the extent you would if your child were taking part in teeball, swimming, or other “mundane” sports.  Most site rules require adult supervision under the age of 12, and all authorization bouts require the consent and attendance of the responsible adult, regardless of age.

 

Youth fighters in a melee at Birka. Photo by Lord Trentus Nubianus

That being said, there are a few things your child needs to participate in Youth Combat.  Though many practices and events have loaner gear, there are many things your child may already own that work well for Youth Combat.  Division 1 only requires a helmet with a grill (a one-piece hockey helmet is most popular), gorget, personal protection (also known as a cup), and gloves (of any weight), along with at least cloth covering the torso, knees, and elbows.  Once they are old enough for Division 2 and 3, they also must protect their kidneys, xyphoid, cervical spine (weightlifting belt and hockey or football chest pads work great), and have sturdier protection over their hands, knees and elbows (plastic, padded elbow and knee pads like you use for street hockey are easy go-tos, as well as ice hockey gloves).

Weapons are made with  rattan, PEX, or siloflex, with minimum 1/2″ closed cell foam over the striking surface or 3/8 cell foam doubled up to make it 6/8 thickness. http://youthfighters.eastkingdom.org/howto.html offers a great in-depth guide, with pictures, on how to create the weapons.  It also includes guides for gorgets, aventails, and crossguards that are easy to make and safe for Youth Combat use.

Youth Combat Tourney at Fall Crown 2013, photo by Mistress Eleanor le Brun

If you’re at an event with Youth Combat, it’s simple to get involved. Stop by any Youth field. We promise. No, seriously. Please stop by and talk to us. We will be more than happy to explain things to you, show you the armor and weapons, tell you how to find all the information you need on the youth program, and how to find it on the web. We will demonstrate the proper fighting forms, where there is a fighting practice in your area or the closest one to you, or we will put you in touch with a youth marshal that can help you.  Some events have loaner gear available so your child can jump right in and give it a go.

If you wish to prepare before coming to an event, there are lists of rules, armor requirements, and contact information at http://youthfighters.eastkingdom.org/

Sir Michael of York instructing fighters at Birka. Photo by Lord Trentus Nubianus

Although we build towards adult competition, our main purpose is to have fun. We explain to the youth that they are all part of a larger group, including Fighters, Artisans, other combat activities and administration, and that each group is as important as the next because without any one of these forms, there would be no larger group.

Youth Marshals on the field will be more than happy to explain to you, include you in the day’s activities, work with you and show how a youth list is run. We will be more than happy to include your youth in the mix with all the others. At most events, there is loaner armor that can be used if your youth does not have their own kit of armor set up. Youth marshals also give classes in armor and weapons making. But most of all, youth marshals will help all the participants to have fun and, above all, do it while being safe.

For questions, local practices, or to get in contact with an area marshal, you can also. Mail youthcombat.central@eastkingdom.org , youthcombat.south@eastkingdom.org   to talk to the current Regional Youth Combat Marshals.


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Want an A&S Challenge?

Thu, 2015-04-02 17:48

Feast Preparation, By Mistress Rhonwen glyn Conwy

A finalized list of A&S challenges for Artisans’ Village (June 5-7) is available.  We have 18 wonderful challenges representing a diverse array of arts, including cooking, scribal, costuming, glass bead/jewelry making, and the performing arts. We also have several research and persona based challenges, some of which would be applicable for a wide variety of arts or sciences.

Please view the list of challenges below, and go to the even website for more information about each challenge http://www.hartshorn-dale.org/village/challenges.htm

We hope to see you and your work at the event!

Submitted by Lissa Underhill

LIST OF CHALLENGES

Galen, What Should I Make for Dinner?
–Tristan de Worrell

Faith-Filled Food
–Judith bas Rabbi Mendel

Create a 16th Century Italian Item of Clothing or Accessory
–Kataryn Mercer

The Gift of Tongues
–Galefridus Peregrinus
–Judith bas Rabbi Mendel

An Untraveled Path Challenge
–Renye Wurm

Siens Experimente
–Alesone Gray of Cranlegh

Mistery of Grocers of our City of London
–Alesone Gray of Cranlegh

All In A Days Work
–Ibrahim al-Rashid

Write a Biography
–Markesa Manuel de Carvalhal

Procrastinators Challenge
–Sarah le Payller

Wire-wrapped bead challenge, in two parts.
–Sarah le Payller

Funny, It Does Look Jewish
–Reb Eleazar ha-Levi

Make Earrings
— Carowyn Silveroak

Kingdom Inspired Largesse
–Rainillt de Bello Marisco

Recreate a Period Glass Bead
–Elysabeth (Lissa) Underhill

Thinking Inside the Box: Formal Poetic Forms
–Aildreda de Tamwurthe on behalf of the East Kingdom College of Performers

“Tik, tak! hic, hac!”: Art about Artisans
–Sabine de Kerbriant

Getting your nibs wet
–Lada Monguligin


Filed under: Arts and Sciences Tagged: Hartshorn-dale

Hilarious Heraldic Hijinks

Wed, 2015-04-01 20:22

Every year the Eastern College of Heralds issues an April 1 Letter of Intent. Letters of Intent are submitted containing Name and Armory submissions. Most of the College throughout the Known World put up letters in OSCAR (Online System for Commentary And Response), and these items are all from the East’s letter.

Those in the Central Region & further north should particularly appreciate #30.

1: Amma Flammen Wurffer – New Name –

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Consulting herald: Helesone Flaming Sheep

All elements are found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Amma Ehin; Female; Christening; 01 Mar 1607; Biberach (OA. Biberach), Württemberg, Germany; Batch: C00368-5
Agnessa Flammen; Female; Christening; 15 Nov 1559; EVANGELISCH, GROETZINGEN, SCHWARZWALDKREIS, WUERTTEMBERG; Batch: C94434-1
Magdalena Wurffer; Female; Marriage; 29 May 1564; Stuttgart, Württemberg, Germany; Batch: M91614-9

Double surnames are permitted in German per Appendix C.

2: Badde Idea Beare – New Name

Meaning (a warning to others) most important.

Badde is a 16th century English surname which can be used as a given name by precedent [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010, A-East]. It is found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Anne Badde; Female; Christening; 21 Mar 1551; SOLIHULL, WARWICK, ENGLAND; Batch: P01075-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JW6F-ZQ9)

Idea is a English given name also found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Idea Brownynge; Gender Unknown; Burial; 19 Dec 1570; Chilham, Kent, England; Batch: B03136-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JC57-DXQ)
Idea Wilkes; Female; Marriage; 23 Nov 1598; Ombersley, Worcester, England; Batch: M04028-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKS4-466)

Double given names are found “late” in English per Appendix A of SENA.

Beare is a surname found in Hitching & Hitching, References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602 at p. xxii

3: Bathowsse Babe – New Name

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Language (English) most important.
Culture (English) most important.

Consulting herald: Helesone Flaming Sheep

Bathowsse is a 16th cen. English surname which is usable as a given name by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]:

William Bathowsse; Male; Burial; 06 Apr 1575; St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Batch: B00047-6 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JC9D-6Q6)

Babe is an English surname:

Madlyn Babe; Female; Christening; 12 Oct 1589; Rye, Sussex, England; Batch: C00086-4

4: Bilbo Biggens – New Name & New Device

Or, on an open book gules an annulet Or.

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting Herald: Yehuda Matzoh Brei Omlet

Bilbo appears as a surname in “Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidey Roll of London” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/alisurlondon1582.html). Sixteenth century English surnames can be used as given names by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]

Biggens is a gray-period English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

John Biggens, Male, 20 Mar 1630, Coveney, Cambridge, England, B01253-6, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NG65-2QJ

5: Bilbo Biggens – New Heraldic Will

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

The submitter provided the following statement:

My dear Bagginses and Boffins, Tooks and Brandybucks, Grubbs, Chubbs, Hornblowers, Bolgers, Bracegirdles and Proudfoots. Today is my one hundred and eleventh birthday! Alas, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits. I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve. I, uh, I h-have things to do. I regret to announce — this is The End. I am going now. I bid you all a very fond farewell.

REDACTED, known in the Society as Gandálfr inn hvíti, attested to the following to Frodo Shireborne:

He’s gone to stay with the Elves. He’s left you Bag End along with all his possessions.

We believe this constitutes an acceptable Heraldic Will naming Frodo Shireborne as heir of the submitter. We apologize for the non-standard form.

6: Blue Clews – New Name & New Badge

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Black Willow, House(3/1983), Blackwell, House (4/2002)

(Fieldless) A dog sejant affronty azure

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (bloo cloos) most important.

Consulting heralds: Badde Idea Beare (name) and Conall Blue Dog (badge)

Blue is a 16th century English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Godfridus Blue; Male; Marriage; 03 Feb 1577; Saint Michael, Tatenhill, Stafford, England; Batch: M00984-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5KY-292)

By precedent, such surnames can be used as English given names. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East].

Clews is found in the gray period in English in the Family Search Historical Records:

Anna Clews; Female; Christening; 01 Oct 1620; SAINT MICHAEL, TATENHILL, STAFFORD, ENGLAND; Batch: P00984-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5LC-9BP)

7: Christmas Daye – New Name

Client requests authenticity for 16th cen. English.

Consulting herald: Badde Idea Beare

Christmas is found in Withycombe (3rd edition p.65, header) which states, “this, like other names of Church festivals, was sometimes given to children born on that day and is found from the 13th C down to the present day.” The Oxford English Dictionary (Compact ed. p.408) dates this spelling to 1568.

Daye is an English surname dated to 1569, 1574, 1574, 1584 and 1615 in “Surnames in Durham and Northumberland, 1521-1615″ by Julie Kahan (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/juetta/parish/surnames_d.html).

8: Christmas Daye – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Noel Raphael(10/1985)

Noel Revel

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for 13th cen. French.
Language (French) most important.

Consulting herald: Badde Idea Beare

Noël is a male given name in “An Index to the Given Names in the 1292 Census of Paris” by Colm Dubh (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/paris.html). The accent is an editorial addition that should be removed for registration. [Gregoire de Lille, 5/2010 LoAR, A-Lochac].

Revel is an unmarked surname dated to 1292 s.n. Revel at p. 171 of “DRAFT: Bynames in Medieval France (Sept. 2014)” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/french/frenchbynames.pdf).

9: Costa Rica – New Name & New Device

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Cassius Drusus(2/2007)

Azure, a fess gules fimbriated argent

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Costa is a masculine name dated to 1222 in Fehértói, in this header spelling. Kázmér s.n. Kosztafia (Costa’s son) says it’s a Slavic diminutive of Constantine, and dates the marked patronymic to 1548-1549. Although he includes no unmarked examples of this particular patronymic, such bynames were (and are) very common in Hungarian (as listed in Appendix A).

Rica is dated to 1211 as a masculine name in Fehértói, in this header spelling.

10: Dragon filius Grifonis – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Dragon, son of Grifon) most important.

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Dragon is a Hungarian given name found in Fehértói s.n. Dragan: +1135/+1262/1566: Lampertus comes in villa Wouita terram … emit … a quodam nomine Dragon (something about Count Lampertus buying land from a guy named Dragon?).

filius Grifonis is a Latin marked patronymic found in Fehértói s.n. Greph: 1289/1302: vinea Eberhardi filii Grifonis ac pueorum eius “vineyard of Eberhard son of Grifon along with his boys” (or something like that).

11: Dragon Reborn – New Name & New Badge

Argent, an oriental dragon passant gules.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
No changes.

Consulting herald: Robert Jordan

The submitter provided extremely voluminous documentation, some of which was clearly finished by someone else. Those volumes of paper can be simplified to the following:

Dragon is a 16th century English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

John Dragon, Male, Burial, 06 Jun 1597, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, Batch: B00190-7 ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J853-5ZW )

By precedent, late period English surnames can be used as English given names. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]

Reborn is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Thomas Reborn, Marriage, 1587, Glatton, Huntingdon, England, Batch: M16864-1 ( https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6ZP-6BX )

Submitter prefers to depict the dragon with five toes, but his status as emperor is not clear. Submitter likely has the right to display a dragon with four toes, as he was proclaimed king.

12: Dragon Reborn – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Randal Thor

Submitter desires a masculine name.

The submitter’s primary name appears elsewhere on this letter.

Randal is an Anglicized Irish male name found s.n. Ranell, dated to 1602, in “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents” by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml).

Thor is a 16th century English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Nathaniel Thor; Male; Burial; 25 Feb 1589; Carlton-Castle, Lincoln, England; Batch: B02618-3 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JCMV-VYF)

13: Frodo Shireborne – New Name & New Device

Or, on an open book gules an annulet Or, a label azure.

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (from the Shire) most important.

Consulting herald: Gandálfr inn hvíti

Frodo is an Old English male name dated to 1087 in the PASE database (http://www.pase.ac.uk/pdb?dosp=VIEW_RECORDS&st=PERSON_NAME&value=19591&level=1&lbl=Frodo)

Shireborne is a surname found in “Welsh names from Newport charters, 1385″ by Constanza of Thamesreach (http://www.s-gabriel.org/names/constanza/newport-1385.html).

As Old English and English/Welsh are part of the same Language Group under Appendix C of SENA, there may be as much as 500 years between name elements. SENA PN.2.C.2.a.

The submitter was named as heir in a heraldic will found elsewhere on this letter. Therefore, the submitter is permitted to register a device conflicting with that of Bilbo Biggens differenced by a label.

14: Furius Heracles – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Euripides of Athens

Furius is a nomen found in “A Simple Guide to Imperial Roman Names” by Ursula Georges (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/roman.html)

Heracles is a cognomen found at p. 199 A Study of the Cognomina of Soldiers in the Roman Legions by Lindley Richard Dean (http://books.google.com/books?id=MF0KAAAAIAAJ).

15: Gandálfr inn hvíti – New Name Change

OSCAR NOTE: ‘Old Item’ should contain the former primary name. The form that is there is not a registered name.

Old Item: Gandálfr inn grái, to be released.
Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (the white) most important.

Gandálfr is an Old Norse given name found in Geirr Bassi’s The Old Norse Name at p.10. By precedent, the name is registerable despite its literary association. [Da’ud ibn Auda 4/1991]

inn hvíti is an Old Norse byname meaning “white,” found in “Viking Bynames found in the Landnámabók” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/norse/vikbynames.html).

The submitter supplied a lengthy persona story justifying the change, none of which is necessary for documentation. Damn entertaining, though.

16: Geva Dam – New Name

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Guy of Aydon(1/2013)

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Meaning most important.

Consulting herald: Temperance Drinkwater

Geva is a feminine given name found in Talan Gwynek’s “Feminine Given Names in A Dictionary of English Surnames” s.n. Geva, dated to 1086, 1199 and 1313.

Dam is a surname dated to 1327 in R&W s.n. Dams.

17: Hodor Hodor – New Name

Consulting herald: Bran Stark

All elements are found in Zofia Abramowicz, Lila Citko, Leonarda Dacewicz. Słownik Historycznych Nazw Osobowych Białostocczyzny (XV-XVII w.) [Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Białystok (15-17th centuries)], Vol. I. Białystok: Instytut Filologii Wschodniosłowianskiej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, 1997.

Hodor is a variant spelling of the attested Polish given name Chodor, dated to 1528 and 1545 (s.n. Chodor). The notes on this name state that it is an East Slavic form of the Old Church Slavonic Fieodor.

Examples of the interchangeability of H- and Ch- include the following names (in Polish-language examples):

  • s.n. Chmiel – Hmiel (1560) / Chmiel (1566)
  • s.nn. Chocin, Choc, Chocień – Hocin (1560) and Chocień (1560) are both derived from the given name Choc(z)
  • s.n. Choc(z)ewocz – Choczewicz / Hocewicz (1560)
  • s.n. Chodoszewic – Chodoszewic (1558, 1566) / Hodoszowic (1558
  • s.n. Chodziechowni – Hodziechowni (1551) is a compound name derived from the prototheme Chodz(i)-
  • s.n. Chw(i)edor – Chwiedor (1558, 1580) / Hwiedor (1640-1)

Polish names use patterns of unmarked patronyms (see Appendix A of SENA).

18: Hodor Hodor Hodor – New Name

Consulting herald: Bran Stark

All elements are found in Zofia Abramowicz, Lila Citko, Leonarda Dacewicz. Słownik Historycznych Nazw Osobowych Białostocczyzny (XV-XVII w.) [Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Białystok (15-17th centuries)], Vol. I. Białystok: Instytut Filologii Wschodniosłowianskiej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, 1997.

Hodor is a variant spelling of the attested Polish given name Chodor, dated to 1528 and 1545 (s.n. Chodor). The notes on this name state that it is an East Slavic form of the Old Church Slavonic Fieodor.

Examples of the interchangeability of H- and Ch- in Polish include the following names:

  • s.n. Chmiel – Hmiel (1560) / Chmiel (1566)
  • s.nn. Chocin, Choc, Chocień – Hocin (1560) and Chocień (1560) are both derived from the given name Choc(z)
  • s.n. Choc(z)ewocz – Choczewicz / Hocewicz (1560)
  • s.n. Chodoszewic – Chodoszewic (1558, 1566) / Hodoszowic (1558
  • s.n. Chodziechowni – Hodziechowni (1551) is a compound name derived from the prototheme Chodz(i)-
  • s.n. Chw(i)edor – Chwiedor (1558, 1580) / Hwiedor (1640-1)

Polish names use patterns of unmarked patronyms (see Appendix A of SENA).

This name can be interpreted as having either a double given name or double surname. The name has the appearance of relationship conflict with Hodor Hodor, who appears elsewhere on this letter. Hodor Hodor has granted permission to conflict as long as there is at least one additional element in this name. The addition of another given name and a byname meets this requirement. This name has a relationship conflict with Hodor Hodor Hodor, but this name should be registerable because the submitter is assumed to allow permission to conflict with himself.

The consulting herald supplied the following: “I asked what name he wanted, and he just said, ‘Hodor’. I explained that we require a byname as well, and he offered one: ‘HODOR’. When I told him there was a conflict, he sounded sad, and said, ‘hodor’. I took it to mean that he allowed me to add this element.”

19: Hodor Hodor Hodor – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor

Consulting herald: Bran Stark

All elements are found in Zofia Abramowicz, Lila Citko, Leonarda Dacewicz. Słownik Historycznych Nazw Osobowych Białostocczyzny (XV-XVII w.) [Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Białystok (15-17th centuries)], Vol. I. Białystok: Instytut Filologii Wschodniosłowianskiej Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, 1997.

Hodor is a variant spelling of the attested Polish given name Chodor, dated to 1528 and 1545 (s.n. Chodor). The notes on this name note that it is an East Slavic form of the Old Church Slavonic Fieodor.

Examples of the interchangeability of H- and Ch- in Polish include the following names:

  • s.n. Chmiel – Hmiel (1560) / Chmiel (1566)
  • s.nn. Chocin, Choc, Chocień – Hocin (1560) and Chocień (1560) are both derived from the given name Choc(z)
  • s.n. Choc(z)ewocz – Choczewicz / Hocewicz (1560)
  • s.n. Chodoszewic – Chodoszewic (1558, 1566) / Hodoszowic (1558
  • s.n. Chodziechowni – Hodziechowni (1551) is a compound name derived from the prototheme Chodz(i)-
  • s.n. Chw(i)edor – Chwiedor (1558, 1580) / Hwiedor (1640-1)

Polish names use patterns of unmarked patronyms (see Appendix A of SENA) and double given names (Lillia de Vaux, “A Preliminary Survey of Names from the Historical Dictionary of Personal Names in Białystok, 2011 KWHSS Proceedings).

This name can be interpreted as having a double given name and double surname. The name has the appearance of relationship conflict with Hodor Hodor, who appears elsewhere on this letter. Hodor Hodor has granted permission to conflict as long as there is at least one additional element in this name. The addition of another given name and a byname meets this requirement. There is also a relationship conflict with Hodor Hodor Hodor, but the submitter is assumed to grant permission to conflict with himself.

20: Huge Suck Upp – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Ryan Hale Hydra

Huge is a 16th century English given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Huge Shakelton; Female; Marriage; 17 Oct 1557; Saint Martin, Birmingham, Warwick, England; Batch: M01072-1

Suck is an early 17th century English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Abrie Suck; Female; Burial; 06 Sep 1625; St. Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex, England; Batch: B02853-0

Upp is an early 17th century English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Amy Upp; Female; Christening; 23 Oct 1625; SAINT ANDREW, PLYMOUTH, DEVON, ENGLAND; Batch: P00183-1

Double surnames are found in English per Appendix A of SENA.

21: Hurte de Eye – New Name & New Device

Per pale barry wavy azure and argent and barry wavy argent and gules, two concentric annulets counterchanged

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Eynon Strayne

Hurte is a 16th cen. English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

John Hurte; Male; Marriage; 03 Sep 1583; Saint Giles Cripplegate, London, London, England; Batch: M02243-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJ5H-XYS)

By precedent, such surnames can be used as given names. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East].

de Eye appears as a place name in a Latin charter dated 1491 at pp. 525-26 of Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts (https://books.google.com/books?id=Tj3YAAAAMAAJ).

22: Im Groot – New Name & New Device

Purpure, a mandrake proper issuant from a mazer argent

Consulting herald: Badde Idea Beare

Im is an English female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Im Dytton; Female; Marriage; 24 Nov 1565; Somersby, Lincoln, England; Batch: M03148-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NV58-G5Y)

Groot is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Jennett Groot; Female; Marriage; 26 Oct 1572; Howden, York, England; Batch: M00743-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2S9-NZ3)

According to the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry:

The mandrake is a plant whose root resembles a human figure; it is normally depicted with vague human features. It may also be called “mandragora”. The mandrake’s narcotic properties made it a favorite with mystics and herbalists.

In armory, the mandrake is rarely found in period armory: e.g., the arms of Bodyam or Bodyham, c.1540 [Dennys 129; cf. also BSB Cod.Icon 291:43]. The mandrake is affronty by default; Society practice grants it difference from a human figure.

23: Kata Kana – New Name

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Koga Yoshitsune(6/1991)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Culture (Hungarian-Japanese?) most important.
Meaning (Hungarian Japanese?) most important.

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Kata is a Hungarian surname and given name. It is a header in Kázmér, dated in this spelling to 1541, and in the spelling Katha as early as 1402. As a family name, it most often originates as an unmarked matronymic based on a diminutive of Katalin (= Katherine). Kata is also a header in Fehértói, dated as a clan-name from 1220 and later, a feminine name from 1231 and later, and a masculine name from 1243 and later, spelled variously as Katha and Kata in all usages.

Kana is a Hungarian masculine name. It is a header in Fehértói, dated in this spelling to 1214, 1217, 1233, 1251, 1282, 1299, and 1300. Of these, the 1251 citation is part of a vernacular placename (Kanacuta: Kana’s well), showing that this name was the same in Latin and Hungarian. Therefore, the name is appropriate with the surname either first or last.

24: Lenny Briskoo – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.

Consulting herald: Jerrigh Orbach

“In the College of Heralds, the submitters are served by two separate but equally important groups, the consulting and commenting heralds who investigate options, and the Submissions Heralds who return the offenders.”

Chung Chung!

Lenny is a gray-period English given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Lenny Lazen; Male; 13 Apr 1613; Guston, Kent, England; Batch: B03939-4 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JZCJ-NPB)

Briskoo is an italicized 16th/early 17th cen. Anglicized Irish surname found in Woulfe p. 232 s.n. Brioscú.

English and Anglicized Irish are part of the same Language Group under Appendix C of SENA.

25: Mad Margaret – New Name & New Device

Argent a violet purpure seeded Or within an orle of roses proper

Submitter desires a feminine name.

Consulting herald: Lijsbet Pu’erh Rose

Mad is an English female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Mad Coleng; Female; Christening; 19 Apr 1590; SAINT GILES, READING, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND; Batch: C01764-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPLM-MHX)

Margaret is a late 16th century English given name found in “Late Sixteenth Century English Given Names” by Talan Gwynek (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/eng16/eng16ffreq.html). Unmarked matronymics are found in English per SENA Appendix C.

26: Mad Margaret – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Caergwen, House(6/1991), Caírech na hInnsi (2/2012), Caris Maniske (7/1985), Ceara Cháomhanach (3/2007), Ceara Shionnach (6/2012)

Crasey Megge

Submitter desires a feminine name.
Sound (cray-zee meg) most important.

Consulting herald: Lijsbet Pu’erh Rose

Crasey is an English given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Crasey Luchington; Female; Burial; 25 Feb 1635; Folkestone, England; Batch: B03582-0 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JC1V-N3F)

Megge is an English surname found in R&W s.n. Meggs dated to 1275.

27: Mad Margaret – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Poor Peg

Consulting herald: Lijsbet Pu’erh Rose

Poor is a 16th cen. English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Elisabeth Poor; Female; Marriage; 18 Jul 1575; Rye, Sussex, England; Batch: M14836-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N6KJ-8J9)

Such surnames can be used as given names by precedent. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East]

Peg is an English surname found in Bardsley s.n. Pegg dated to 1273.

28: Merlin bat Yoda – New Name

Submitter has no desire as to gender.
Culture (Jewish) most important.

Consulting Herald: Mort d’Arthur

Both name elements are from “A Jewish Memory Book: Nuremburg, 1349″ by Eleazar ha-Levi (Lew Wolkoff) in the Proceedings of the 2004 KWHSS.

Merlin – The “Memory Book” has four entries: Meralin eshet (wife of) Yosef, Merlin bot Yoel, Merlin eshet Avraham ha-Levi, and Miralin bot Hotzlin. Beider describes Merlin as a diminutive form of Miriam.

bat – SENA Appendix A lists “bat” (daughter of) as the form for female Hebrew patronymics.

Yoda – The given name Yoda is a variant of Yehudah. The name element appears twice in the “Memory Book:” Yoda bar Yakov and his son Yechiel bar Yoda. Also, Alexander Beider’s A Dictionary of Ashkenazic Given Names gives יודא.[Yod Vov (used as the vowel sound “oh”) Dalet Alef]’ 1392-1793 Frankfurt (28 persons), and Juda 1643-17991 Hamburg (99 persons).

29: Nice Asshe – New Name & New Device

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Nakagawa Sukeie(12/2006), Noah Jay (1/2003), Nonesuche House (5/2012)

Argent, a chief doubly enarched sable

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Client requests authenticity for late period Ireland.

Consulting herald: Any Toole (name) and Istvan Potent Chief (device)

Nice is an Anglicized Irish male name dated to 1602 s.n. Nise in “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents” by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml).

Asshe is an italicized 16th/early 17th cen. Anglicized Irish surname found in Woulfe p. 219 s.n. Ághas.

30: Noe More Snow – New Name & New Device

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Ninian Morgan(7/2004)

Argent, on a chief azure three demi-towers issuant from the line of division Or

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (No More Snow) most important.
Meaning (Please, No More Snow) most important.

Consulting Heralds: The entire EK College of Heralds

All elements are found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Noe Frost; Male; Burial; 16 Mar 1593;St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Bach: B00047-7 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JC98-KQ6)
Jone More; Female; Marriage; 18 Feb 1595; St. Botolph Aldgate, London, England; Batch: M00080-5 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NJQ4-336)
Frauncis Snow; Male; Christening; 01 May 1595; SAINT DUNSTAN, STEPNEY, LONDON, ENGLAND; Batch: C05576-5 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JMVM-QZJ)

Double surnames are found in English per Appendix A of SENA.

31: Peter Quill – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Starr Lord

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Meaning (Star Lord) most important.

Starr is a 16th century English surname found in “Index of Names in the 1582 Subsidy Roll of London” by Aryanhwy merch Catmael (http://www.ellipsis.cx/~liana/names/english/engsurlondon1582n-z.html). By precedent, 16th cen. English surnames can be used as given names. [Alton of Grimfells, 4/2010 LoAR, A-East].

Lord is a surname appearing in Hitching & Hitching, References to English Surnames in 1601 and 1602 at p. xlviii

32: Peter Quill – New Household Name & New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Casa de Gamora

(Fieldless) A maiden vert crined gules and garbed sable

Meaning (Gamora’s house) most important.

Evidence for the pattern Casa de + surname in Spanish is found in the book Istoria de las bienandanzas e fortunas, by Lope Garcia de Salazar, written in the 1470s. Juliana Siren explains:

casa de X where X is a family name: we see both casa de los X and casa de X used interchangeably. This are mostly in the format “house and lineage/lineage and house” (casa e linaje/linaje e casa), so they’re clearly talking about a descent group rather than a physical location. Examples of casa de X from this book include: “casa e linaje de Mendoça,” “la casa de Velasco,” “casa e linaje de Guzman,” etc.

Gamora is a 16th century Spanish surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Antonio Gamora; Male; Christening; 12 Feb 1550; Medina del Campo, Valladolid, Spain; Batch: C87257-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FFMZ-N4B)
Juan Gamora; Male; Christening; 06 Sep 1533; SAN ESTEBAN, PORTILLO, VALLADOLID, SPAIN; Batch: J87320-2 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VWXL-R96)

The submitter therefore believes that Casa de Gamora fits the documented pattern. As both the named submitter and the nice green lady with him have very large guns, we are inclined to agree.

33: Rogue Flamenco – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Spanish) most important.
Culture (Spanish) most important.

Consulting Herald: Ermine Butterscotch Crampet

The entire name is found in Spain in the Family Search Historical Records:

Rogue Flamenco; Male; Christening; 28 Aug 1553; SAN MIGUEL, VALLADOLID, VALLADOLID, SPAIN; Batch: C87115-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FR73-4HL)

34: Scarlet O Hara – New Name & New Badge

(Fieldless) An aeolus contourny argent

Client requests authenticity for South.
Meaning (‘frankly, doesn’t give a damn’) most important.

Scarlet is an English given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Scarlet Stacy; Male; Christening; 11 Jun 1591; SAINT GREGORY BY SAINT PAUL, LONDON, LONDON, ENGLAND; Batch: C05426-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NYNC-6ML)

O Hara is an Anglicized Irish surname dated to 1602 found s.n. Cormock in “Names Found in Anglicized Irish Documents” by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (http://medievalscotland.org/kmo/AnglicizedIrish/Masculine.shtml)

English and Anglicized Irish can be combined under Appendix C of SENA.

According to the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry, s.v. wind (http://mistholme.com/dictionary/wind/):

Winds are masses of air in natural motion. Invisible in nature, they’re depicted in art as a human heads issuant from cloud, usually shown visibly blowing air from their mouths. Frequently depicted in period art (e.g., on maps), we know of a single example in period armory, in the canting arms of de Zeffiro, c.1550 [BSB Cod.Icon 268:233].

In Society blazon, the generic wind may also be called an “aeolus”. Other types of wind include the “boreas”, an icy-bearded old man; the “zephyr”, an androgynous youth; and the female “mistral”. Winds face dexter by default, and should be shown in profile (though some are affronty); they should never be in trian aspect.

35: Silk Pouch – New Name

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Silk is based on Fehértói s.n. Selk, where the spelling Sylk is dated to 1292 as the name of a landowner. I/y switches are common in these records, to the point that Fehértói treats the letters as equivalent, uniformly using ‘i’ in headers and cross-references.

Pouch is a Hungarian surname dated in this spelling to 1383 s.n. Pócs in Kázmér. It’s an unmarked patronymic based on an old diminutive of Pál (= Paul). It is also found as a secondary header under Poch in Fehértói Katalin: _Árpád-kori személynévtár_ (Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 2004), dated to 1275 and 1300 as a masculine name.

36: Simon Peres – New Name

Please consider the following possible conflicts identified by OSCAR (many will not be conflicts): Schönberg, Haus(1/1995), Simon Briggs (11/2011), Simon Piroska (7/2002), Susannah of York (12/2013)

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Anglo-Hungarian?) most important.
Culture (Anglo-Hungarian?) most important.

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Simon is an English male given name found in R&W s.n. Simon: Simon 1134-40, William le fiz Simon Hy2, William, John Simon 1291, 1296.

Peres is a surname found in R&W s.n. Pierce: Geoffrey Peres 1237.

Alternatively, Simon is found as a given name in “Hungarian Personal Names of the 16th Century” by Walraven van Nijmege (http://heraldry.sca.org/names/hungarian/index.html#thelist) dated to 1560 and 1574.

Peres is found in Kázmér s.n. Peres: This spelling continuously from 1391. Occupational term meaning “lawyer”.

37: Simon Peres – New Alternate Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Peres Simon

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Anglo-Hungarian?) most important.
Culture (Anglo-Hungarian?) most important.

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Peres is a male given name found in R&W s.n. Pierce: Peres le cordener 1292

Simon is an English surname found in R&W s.n. Simmons: William Simon 1291 and in R&W s.n. Simon: John Simon 1291, 1296.

Alternatively, Peres is a Hungarian occupational byname meaning “lawyer” found in Kázmér s.n. Peres: This spelling is found continuously from 1391.

Simon is a Hungarian male given name found, among other places, in Kázmér s.n. Német: 1557 Nemet Simon.

38: Socrates Thunder – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Sound (THUN-DER!) most important.
Language (English) most important.
Culture (English) most important.

Consulting Herald: Badde Idea Beare

The entire name is found in the Family Search Historical Records for England:

Socrates Thunder; Male; Marriage; 15 May 1585; High Ercall, Shropshire, England; Batch: M00896-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N28L-2Z5)

39: Soyland Greene, Barony of – New Order Name

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Award of No-merit

Consulting herald: Badde Idea Beare

This Order name follows the pattern of naming orders after the given names of individuals. The May 2011 LoAR states that “[a] given name can be used to create an order name (one named after a founder or inspiration).” [Order of Taillefer, 5/2011 LoAR, A-Lochac].

No-merit is an English given name dated to 1589 in Bardsley’s Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature

40: Soyland Greene, Barony of – New Order Name & New Badge

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Order of Ebola

Argent goutty de sang, a fess wavy azure

Sound (ee-bow-lah) most important.

Consulting herald: Badde Idea Beare

This award is intended for those whose enthusiasm for serving the Barony is infectious.

This Order name follows the pattern of naming orders after the given names of individuals. The May 2011 LoAR states that “[a] given name can be used to create an order name (one named after a founder or inspiration).” [Order of Taillefer, 5/2011 LoAR, A-Lochac].

Ebola is a German female given name found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Ebola Helkings; Female; Marriage; 09 Apr 1622; Borken, Westfalen, Preußen, Germany; Batch: M98571-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J4XM-WMF)

The Lingua Anglica Order of can be used with the German Ebola per SENA NPN 1.B.2.

41: Soyland Greene, Barony of – New Branch Name & New Device

Or, in pale a cubit arm palewise gules emergent from a flesh-pot all between three laurel wreaths vert.

Meaning (is people!) most important.

Consulting heralds: Butterscotch Crampet (name) and Matzoh Brei Omelet (armory)

Barony is one of the designators for local groups per SENA Appendix E.

Soyland – Watts, s.n. Soyland Moor. The entry says it’s derived from the the place name Soyland + ModE moor. Soyland = ‘newly-cultivated swamp land’. Dated instances include Soyland(e) (dated 1542-1649), and Soyland Mo(o)r(e) (dated 1624).

Greene – surname found in Hitching & Hitching, dated 1601-2. Green in various spellings is also part of compound place names, such as in the example Acton Green (dated 1640), Watts, s.n. Acton Green.

The pattern of toponym + surname is found in Juliana de Luna, “Compound Placenames in English” (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/EnglishCompoundPlacenames/). Early Modern English examples of such manorial additions include Broughton Astley (dated from 1535) and Broughton Pouges (dated 1526), Marsh Gibbyon (dated 1553×1601), and Lye Dallamer (dated 1558×1601), found in Watts, s.nn. Broughton, Marsh, and Leigh, respectively.

A petition in support of the name was provided. We’re uncertain why there are bite marks on the paper . . .

42: Soyland Greene, Barony of – New Heraldic Title

OSCAR is unable to find the name, either registered or submitted.

Hunger Pursuivant

SENA NPN 1.B.4 states that the standard heraldic designators for heraldic titles for Kingdoms are Herald and Pursuivant.

“Heraldic Titles from the Middle Ages and Renaissance” by Juliana de Luna (http://medievalscotland.org/jes/HeraldicTitles/) provides evidence of English heraldic titles based on surnames.

Hunger is an English surname found in the Family Search Historical Records:

Jhoone Hunger; Female; Marriage; 3 Jan 1599; St. Marys, Leyton, Essex, England; Batch: M16395-1 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NKXV-3H7)

43: Tooth Feri – New Name

Submitter desires a masculine name.
Language (Hungarian) most important.
Culture (Hungarian) most important.

Consulting herald: Julia Chocolate Miaou

Tooth is a Hungarian surname meaning “Slav, Slovak” dated in this spelling to 1542 s.n. Tót in Kázmér Miklós: _Régi Magyar Családnevek Szótára_ (Magyar Nyelvtudományi Társaság, Budapest, 1993).

Feri is a masculine name dated to 1560 in Walraven van Nijmegen: “Hungarian Personal Names of the 16th Century” (heraldry.sca.org/names/hungarian/index.html). Feri is a diminutive of Ferenc (= Francis), which means that it is appropriate in a vernacular context, where the surname comes first.


Filed under: Heraldry

Tir Mara Heraldic Submissions/Les Soumissions Héraldique Venant De La Principauté de Tir Mara

Wed, 2015-04-01 09:37

En français

Greetings from Ryan, Brigantia Principal Herald of Kingdom the East!

When I took office over two years ago I quickly noticed a problem. When heraldic submissions came in from Tir Mara they had to be in US Funds. The Money order transfer fee would add $5CDN to the cost of the submission. Such an expense is patently unfair. I have been working with the Kingdom Submission Herald, Mistress Alys, and the Kingdom Exchequer, Mistress Ignacia, and we have been talking with several persons in Tir Mara during our travels in order to find a way to remove this burden from our Tir Maran members.

I’m happy to say that we’re finally about to put a solution into place. Starting in May Tir Marans will be able to submit their paperwork and send their fees to Baroness Jeanne de Robin from L’Ile du Dragon Dormant, our new Blue Alaunt Herald. She has agreed to bear the burden of collecting the funds for Tir Maran submissions and deposit the monies into a bank in Canada. Therefore the costly transfer fees will fall onto the College’s account once or twice a year instead of the individual submitter’s pocketbook for each individual submission.

In order to simplify the process, and to encourage Tir Maran submissions, for the time being the Fees for our Tir Maran heraldic submissions will be the same as the US fees, $8CDN.

As of May first heraldic Submissions from the Crown Principality of Tir Mara can be sent to:
Jeanne de Robin
Joanna Hobbins
PO Box 63515 CC VAN-HORNE
Montreal, QC
H3W 3H8

Please make checks payable to “SCA Inc. – East Kingdom”

As Always, in service to the Society, Kingdom, Crown, and College,
Ryan Brigantia

En français
Salutation de la part de Maitre Ryan, Brigantia Herald du Royaume de l’Est

Au moment où j’ai pris l’office de Hérault du Royaume il y a plus de deux ans j’ai rapidement pris conscience d’un problème. Les soumissions héraldique venant de la Principauté de Tir Mara devait être en dollar US. Le coût du transfert monétaire augmentait la facture de plus de cinq dollar par soumission. Ce coût supplémentaire est inéquitable. J’ai travaillé avec la responsable des soumissions du Royaume, Maitresse Alys ainsi que l’Échiquier du Royaume, Maitresse Ignacia. De plus nous avons aussi discutés avec plusieurs résidents de Tir Mara durant nos voyages pour trouver un moyen de retirer ce poids des épaules de la population de la Principauté.

Je suis heureux de vous annoncer que nous avons trouvé et mis en place une politique. Commençant au début Mai, les soumissionnaires pourront envoyer leurs documentations et paiement à Son Excellence Jeanne de Robin de l’Ile du Dragon Dormant, notre nouvelle « Blue Alaunt Herald ». Elle a accepté la responsabilité de recevoir les soumissions ainsi que l’argent pour ensuite déposer ce dernier dans une banque canadienne. Conséquemment le coût du transfert de devise sera assumé par le Collège des Hérault du Royaume de l’Est en lieu et place des coûts assumés auparavant par chaque soumissionnaire.

Dans le but de simplifier les procédures ainsi que motiver les résident de Tir Mara à faire des soumissions, jusqu’à édit contraire le coût par soumission sera au même montant que pour les habitant en territoire du sud de la frontière sans tenir compte du taux de change. Soit 8$ CND par soumission.

Commencant en Mai les soumissions de la population de Tir Mara devront être envoyé a :

Jeanne de Robin
Joanna Hobbins
PO Box 63515 CC Van-Horne
Montreal, QC
H3W 3H8

se il vous plaît faire les chèques payables à « SCA Inc. – East Kingdom »

Comme toujours au service de la Société, du Royaume, de la couronne et du Collège.
Ryan Brigantia

Traduction : Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle


Filed under: Announcements, En français

Spring Crown Tourney

Mon, 2015-03-30 19:05

With only 2 weeks left to send in your Letter of Intent to fight in the Spring Crown Tourney of Prince Omega and Princess Etheldreda, the Kingdom Seneschal reminds prospective entrants and consorts to use the following link:http://fluidsurveys.com/s/EKCrownTourneySubmissionKAII/

The Letter of Intent must be received by Coronation, April 11, 2015.

If using email, the letters of intent must include all of the following information for both combatant and consort: Society name, legal name, address, telephone number, years of residency and be accompanied by proof of membership with membership number & expiration date that is valid at least thirty days after Crown. If both entrants are combatants, then that should be clearly indicated.

Proof of valid membership consists of a copy of a valid membership card, a postcard (with a date-stamp) or letter from the Corporate office, or a confirmation form printed from the website after an online membership purchase.
Confirmation of faxed membership applications with credit card receipts as well as membership applications CANNOT be accepted as proof of membership.

Their Hignesses also request that combatants bring heraldic shields for the list trees.

In Service to the East, I remain

Dueña Mercedes Vera de Calafia
Seneschal, East Kingdom


Filed under: Announcements

Mudthaw Curia Report/Rapport sur la Curie Royale tenue à l’événement de Mudthaw.

Mon, 2015-03-30 11:50

En français

The Gazette is not an official publication of the East Kingdom; changes to East Kingdom Law do not take effect until they have appeared in the Pikestaff.

At the opening of the Third Curia of their Right Noble Majesties Edward and Thyra, Old Business was opened and the first item of business discussed was the addition of V.C.1.g. – The King’s & Queen’s Thrown Weapons Champions. Concerns about over-loading the Royal Calendar were again brought up, and suggestions for ways to alleviate such pressures were also discussed. Weekend-long Champions events with more than one Champions Tourney were suggested, but ultimately it has been left to Their Highnesses, Omega and Ethedreda, to discuss and implement a plan going forward.

There was a much lengthier discussion regarding the changes to Officer Residency. Many people spoke and there was a wide variety of opinions from the populace, both in favor and against the proposed change. There were many questions as to how the policy would be implemented and monitored. Concerns regarding outside members “taking over” a local group were raised, while others discussed the plight of those who live in Crown Lands, as well as those who live far from their local groups population center, but close to another group’s. Additional issues covered included groups where volunteers are available for offices, but not for specific functions (e.g. lacking a volunteer with experience appropriate to execute the duties of a Webminister), as well as the risk of needing to close a group in the event that a specific task could not be fulfilled by the available volunteer pool. Many of these concerns were addressed to various levels by Their Majesties with assurances that the new policies written would vetted for compliance to Kingdom Law and Corpora by the Kingdom Seneschalate.

Ultimately, Their Majesties approved the proposed new policy to provide a process for branches that wished to allow non-residents to hold office in the branch with some changed wording. The following was added: Branch Seneschals and Exchequers may not be eligible without prior, written approval of the Kingdom Seneschal.

Her Majesty also implored local groups to hold off on adding new language to their bylaws until the Kingdom Seneschal has had a chance to prepare guidelines for creating appropriate language.

Under New Business, Their Majesties first brought up the addition of the Order of Defense to the Peerages and Polling list sections of EK Law, which was accepted without much additional commentary, outside of the need to do so, following the changes to Corpora before the Order is created at Crown Tourney in May.

The second item of New Business was discussed at a much greater length. This was the creation of an Order to recognize prowess and service in the Equestrian lists and activities in the East Kingdom. Two options were available to Their Majesties:

1) Create a new Order of High Merit with an Order unique to the EK, requiring the Kingdom to submit a name and badge to the College of Heralds,

2) Sign the Order of the Golden Lance Treaty which is currently signed by Æthelmearc, Atlantia, Trimaris, Ansteorra, and Caid, which grants the right to the East to use the Order of the Golden Lance name and registered regalia; the only requirement is that it be the highest award for Equestrian prowess and service in the Kingdom.

His Majesty offered commentary that this would not become an issue as has occurred in some White Scarf treaty kingdoms regarding the creation of the Order of Defense. His Majesty also remarked on the lengthy discussions and valuable survey information on the Equestrian community in the East, which currently stands at approximately 35 authorized Equestrians. This is apparently a mid-sized Equestrian group amongst the Kingdoms of the Known World, and the time and cost of investment required to participate in the community is significant, limiting its ability to grow. His Majesty also remarked that he felt creating this award will create an environment that will encourage the community to grow and will give recognition to members of the Order when they travel, as part of an Order that is recognized in several kingdoms. Other commentary was offered by members of the populace, recommending the treaty not be signed, but that an award recognizing Equestrians be created, and respectfully disagreeing with the benefits of signing the treaty in lieu of creating an award specific to the East Kingdom.

Their Majesties stated their preference for signing the Golden Lance treaty and so made it into Law.

The Order of the Rose was also added into IX.E. – The Peerage Orders (Chivalry, Laurel, Pelican, Rose, and Defense)… as a clerical correction, as the Order of the Rose carries a Patent of Arms by Kingdom Law.

Following the end of New Business, Officer Reports were given and the following summaries are paraphrased by the Gazette’s correspondent:

Seneschal – Dueña Mercedes – She is working on a number of different projects at any given time. If anyone has questions about anything specific, please contact her directly.

Brigantia – Master Ryan – Updates to Order of Precedence are coming. The database is being worked on, and we hope to see it on the Kingdom website in the coming weeks. The badge for the Order of the Golden Lance will be submitted and processed in the coming months.

Exchequer – Mistress Ignacia – We have money, and my report to Kingdom was filed on time.

Chronicler – given in abstentia – Mistress A’isha has applied to take on a fourth and final year in office and is looking for anyone interested in becoming the next East Kingdom Chronicler, so she can begin training.

Arts & Sciences – Mistress Rainillt – Winter is leaving and A&S activities are gearing up to full swing.

Chatelaine – Mistress Vienna – This is Mistress Vienna’s last Curia report as her term in office is coming to an end. There has been a lot of interest in the SCA via the Newcomer’s Portal at welcome.sca.org. There is a new type of demo happening on Saturday, May 16th. The Sir Wilhelm’s Hastilude & Demo is being held in Connecticut and will feature a free event with tournaments that will also serve as a demo.  Please come out an support this new event/demo combination. Event Annoucement

Chirurgeon – Master Galefridus – In the event that the BoD eliminates the Office of the Chirurgeonate, it will likely fold into a guild structure so that the Chirurgeons can continue supporting events and remain in line with Corpora.

Signet – Mistress Nest – We still have scribes!

Chancellor Minor – given by Lady Wentlyanna on behalf of Baroness Leonete – Many more groups are having family activities, and the Society Office is promoting the YAFA program.

Webminister – Lord Lorenz – The Webministry is currently processing approximately 36,000 emails per week, there are approximately 160 different sites hosted by the Kingdom, and there are approximately 16-24 groups that still need to move their websites onto the Kingdom Server.

En français

La Gazette du Royaume n’est pas une publication officielle du Royaume de l’Est; les changements aux Lois du Royaume de l’Est ne prennent effet qu’à compter du moment où ils sont publiés dans le Pikestaff.
À l’ouverture de la troisième curie de Leurs Royales Majestés Edouard et Thyra, le premier sujet abordé fut celui des points antérieurs.

Le premier sous-point concernant l’ajout de l’article V.C.1.g – Champion d’Armes de Lancer- fut d’abord exposé.
Les discussions ont tourné autour des préoccupations entourant la surcharge du calendrier Royal et quelques suggestions ont été faites. La tenue d’événement de championnat durant un événement de fin de semaine mais ultimement, Leur Altesses devront trouver et implanter une solution.

Le deuxième sous-point concernait la Résidence des officiers dans les groupes locaux.
Ce point a généré beaucoup de discussions. Plusieurs personnes se sont prononcées, exposant une grande variété d’opinions, certains en faveur d’autres contre. Plusieurs questions ont abordé l’implantation et le suivi de cette politique. Certain ont soulevé la possibilité de prise de contrôle d’un groupe par de membres extérieurs, d’autres, le sort réservé à ceux qui résident sur des Terre Royale (ie. Terres dont le code postal n’est assignée a aucun groupe), et d’autres, ceux qui vivent loin du centre de population de leur groupe mais proche d’un autre groupe.

Les autres discussions ont gravité autour des groupes ayant un bassin de bénévoles qui ne possèdent pas les qualités requises pour prendre en charge un office particulier comme ex.: Ministre de laToile. La possibilité de fermeture de groupe dû à un manque de bénévole fut aussi discutée. Leurs Majestés ont rassuré la curie concernant plusieurs des points soulevé et ont assuré celle-ci que la loi écrite serait vérifiée, par le Senéchal du Royaume, pour être conforme aux Lois du Royaume et à la Charte Corporative (Corpora).

Ultimement Leurs Majestés ont approuvé, avec amendement, la nouvelle politique qui permet à un groupe d’établir un processus permettant à un non-résident d’y détenir un poste d’officier. L’amendement se lit comme suit :

Sénéchal et Échiquier de groupe ne peuvent se prévaloir de ce privilège à moins d’avoir obtenu, au préalable, une autorisation écrite du Sénéchal du Royaume. Sa Majesté a demandé à tous les groupes locaux d’attendre avant de faire toute modification à leurs règlements, que le Sénéchal du Royaume aie préparé un guide sur la formulation précise de ce règlement.

Le second sujet abordé fut celui des Nouveaux points.
Le premier sous-point fut l’ajout de l’Ordre de Défense aux Lois du Royaume de l’Est qui fut accepté.

Peu de discussion s’en sont suivies, sauf d’attendre les changements à la Charte Corporative (Corpora) avant la création de l’Ordre au Tournoi de la Couronne de mai prochain.

Le second sous-point touchant la création d’un Ordre pour reconnaitre la prouesse et le service pour les activités Équestres.

Deux options étaient possibles pour Leurs Majestés.

1) Créer un Ordre de Haut Mérite unique au Royaume de l’Est, nécessitant que le Royaume doive soumettre un nom et un écusson (badge) au Collège des Hérauts.

2) Signer le Traité de l’Odre de la Lance dorée et rejoindre les Royaumes d’Æthelmearc, d’Atlantia, de Trimaris, d’Ansteorra et de Caid. Par cette signature, le Royaume acquiert le droit d’utiliser le nom ‘’ l’Ordre de la Lance dorée’’ et les insignes associés. Il est requis, par ce traité, que l’Odre de la Lance dorée’’ soit la plus élevée des récompenses Équestre du Royaume.

Sa Majesté a affirmé que la signature de ce traité ne susciterait pas les mêmes problématiques que d’autres traités du genre, tel le Traité de l’Écharpe Blanche dans le dossier de la création de l’Ordre de Défense. Sa Majesté a aussi fait remarquer les grandes discussions et toutes les informations pertinentes recueillies auprès de la communauté équestre du Royaume. Rappelons que la communauté équestre du Royaume est constituée d’approximativement 35 membres accrédités, ce qui en fait une communauté de moyenne envergure parmi les Royaumes. Le coût en temps et en investissement requis pour participer à cette communauté est un frein à sa croissance potentielle. Sa Majesté croit que cette récompense créera un environnement favorisant la croissance de cette communauté tout en permettant une reconnaissance accrue de ses membres. Particulièrement lorsque ceux-ci voyageront dans des Royaumes ayant eux aussi signé ce traité. Des commentaires différents ont été offerts par des membres de la population, recommandant que le traité ne soit pas signé, mais plutôt qu’une distinction reconnaissant les prouesses équestres soit créée, car le sentiment général est que le traité ne présenterais pas d’avantage comparé au fait de créer une récompense spécifique au Royaume de l’Est.

Leurs Majestés ont annoncé que leurs préférences étaient de signer le traité de la Lance Dorée et d’en faire loi.

L’Ordre de la Rose a été ajouté à l’article IX.E –
Les Ordres des Pairs (Chevalerie, Laurier, Pélican, ROSE et DÉFENSE) pour corriger une erreur cléricale puisque l’Ordre de la Rose est lié, lui aussi, à un Brevet d’Armes (Patent of Arms) tel qu’inscrit dans les Lois du Royaume.

Le troisième sujet fut le rapport des officiers et voici un résumé rédigé par le correspondant de la Gazette.

Sénéchale : Dueña Mercedes –Elle travaille sur plusieurs dossiers, si quelqu’un a des questions particulières, on peut la contacter directement.

Héraut de Brigantie : Maître Ryan – La mise à jour de l’Ordre de préséance sera finalisée sous-peu. Des travaux sont réalisés à la base de données et on souhaite que les résultats soit accessibles via le site Web du Royaume dans quelques semaines.

Échiquier : -Maîtresse Ignacia- Nous avons de l’argent et son rapport au Royaume est à jour.

Chroniqueur : -Sans être présente- Maîtresse A’isha a postulé pour une quatrième et dernière année à son poste. Elle souhaite trouver une relève bientôt pour débuter sa formation.

Arts & Sciences : -Maîtresse Vienna- Il s’agit de sa dernière Curie Royale puisque que son terme d’officier prend fin. Le portail des nouveaux welcome.sca.org, génère beaucoup d’intérêt. Un nouveau type de démonstration aura lieu le samedi 16 mai prochain. L’Hastilida de Sire Wiliam & Démo se déroulera au Connecticut et consistera en un événement gratuit comprenant un tournoi. Nous sommes tous invités à participer et à encourager ce nouveau concept d’événement/démo.

Chirurgien : – Maître Galefridus- Si jamais l’Assemblée des Directeurs (BoD) dissolvait le poste de Chirurgien, ce dernier serait fort probablement transformé en guilde structurée pour que les Chirurgiens puisse continuer d’assurer une présence lors des événements, le tout en accord avec la Charte Corporative (Corpora).

Clerc des Sceaux : -Maîtresse Nest- Nous avons des scribes.

Webminister : – Seigneur Lorenz- Le Webministère gère approximativement 36 000 courriels par semaine et il existe approximativement 160 sites différents hébergés par le Royaume et entre 16 et 24 groupes nécessitent un déménagement de site vers les serveurs du Royaume.

Traduction
Leurs Excellences Godfroy et Alisay de Falaise


Filed under: En français, Law and Policy Tagged: curia

Mudthaw – Lost and Found

Mon, 2015-03-30 10:11

Lost and found items from Mudthaw. Please contact Galefridus (galefridus@optimum.net) if you recognize any of these.

Fleece scarf, grey and black

Pair of brown fleece gloves

Thigh pad

Pair of grey suede and faux fur boots

2 books on weaving

White cotton women’s coif

Leather belt pouch containing several belt tokens

Black leather mug strap

6″ hairpin with gobular crystal

Small black cloth drawstring bag

Belt token, yellow with crossed keys

Belt token, green velvel with gold fringe and embroidered design

Belt token, narrow card-woven with pewter token

Single men’s wrist-length black leather glove (RH)

Single men’s black leather fencing glove (RH)

10″ wooden plate

6″ wooden bowl

Pewter goblet

White tee shirt, no decoration, XL

Small plastic gryphon head, looks hand-painted

3″ blue pastice toy dish

2 site tokens from various events


Filed under: Announcements

Unofficial Court Report: King’s and Queen’s A&S Champions & L’Ile du Dragon Dormant Investiture

Fri, 2015-03-27 19:00

En français

COURT OF EDWARD III AND THYRA II AT KING’S AND QUEEN’S ARTS AND SCIENCES CHAMPIONS AND BARONIAL INVESTITURE

On March 7, in the forty-ninth year of the Society, Their Majesties Edward and Thyra held Court in the Barony of l’Ile du Dragon Dormant, and conducted the following business:

Item. Their Majesties thanked Angus McHaley and Tadea Isabetta di Bruno for their Court service as Baron and Baroness. As tokens of their thanks, they created Angus a Baron of the Court, with scroll by Mergriet van Wijenhorst, and Tadea a Baroness of the Court, with scroll by Shadiyah al-Zhara.

Item. Their Majesties invested Jeanne de Robin as the new Baroness. Her scroll was illuminated by Eleanore MacCarthaigh, calligraphed by Nest verch Tangwistel, with words by Shadiyah al-Zahra.

Item. Their Majesties invested Genovefa Clerica as the new Baronne, with a scroll authored by Shadiyah al-Zahra, and calligraphed and illuminated by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Item. Their Majesties accepted the fealty of the new Baroness and Baronne of l’Ile du Dragon Dormant.

Item. Their Majesties elevated Pellandres dit le Frère to the Chivalry and he accepted the belt of a Knight. His scroll was created by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.

Item. Their Majesties gave tokens of welcome to newcomers to the Society.

Item. Her Majesty announced Agatha Wanderer as the new Queen’s Arts and Sciences Champion. She was given a scroll by Vettorio Antonello.

Item. His Majesty announced Naomi bat Avraham as the new King’s Arts and Sciences Champion. His scroll was created by Vettorio Antonello.

Item. Elysabeth Underhill and Rosina von Schaffhausen were given Awards of the Golden Lyre.

Item. Their Majesties made gifts of toys to the children of the East.

Item. Their Majesties Awarded Arms to Tiberius Sergius Valens. His scroll was illuminated Bella De LaBerge and calligraphed by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Item. Their Majesties Awarded Arms to Bella De LaBerge. Her scroll was illuminated by Melina al Andalusiyya and calligraphed by Robin dit Dessaint.

Item. Their Majesties presented Guthfrith Yrlingsson with his backlog Silver Rapier scroll, created by Fiona O Maille.

Item. Their Majesties presented Tiberius Iulius Rufus with his backlog Pelican scroll, created by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.

Item. Their Highnesses were presented with appliquéd tabbards for the Tir Maran Archery Champions, created by Yuri Mayuki.

Item. Their Majesties Awarded Arms to Cacht Mhór inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh.

Item. Their Majesties Awarded Arms to Kazmer of House Al’Karakal, with a scroll created by Elena O Sirideain.

Item. Their Majesties inducted Barnabus O’Pheylan into the Order of the Silver Crescent. He was given a scroll illuminated by Anna of the Middle and calligraphed by Constance de St. Denis.

Item. Their Majesties thanked the musicians who had played for the Courts.

The heralds for this Court were Martyn de Halliwell, Constance de St. Denis, Kirsa Oyutai, Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle, Simona bat Leone, and Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen.

With thanks to Mistress Alys Mackyntoich for the report, and Mór of Kilkenny for the translation. Photos courtesy Baron William Lancton

En français

COUR D’EDWARD ET THYRA II AU CHAMPIONAT D’ARTS DU ROI ET DE LA REINE ET SCIENCES ET INVESTITURE BARONNIALE

Le 7 mars en l’année quarante-neuf de la société, leur majestés Edward et Thyra ont tenu la cour en la baronnie de l’Île du Dragon Dormant, et ont accompli les affaires suivantes:

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont remercié Angus MacHaley et Tadea Isabetta di Bruno pour leur service à la cour en tant que baron et baronne. En guise de remerciment ils ont établi Angus baron de leur cour, parchemin par Mergriet Van Wijenhorst, et Tadea baronne de leur cour, parchemin par Shadiyah al-Zahra.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont investi Jeanne de Robin en tant que nouvelle baronne. Son parchemin a été illuminé par Eleanore MacCarthaith, calligraphié par Nest verch Tangwistel, mots par Shadiyah al-Zahra.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont investi Genovefa Clerica en tant que nouvelle baronne avec parchemin par Shadiyah al-Zarah, calligraphie et illumination par Nest verch Tangwistel.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont accepté les voeux de fidélité des nouvelles baronnes de l’Île du Dragon Dormant.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont élevé Pellandres dit le Frère à l’ordre de chevalerie et il a accepté la ceinture d’un chevalier. Son parchemin a été créé par Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont distribué des insignes de bienvenue aux nouveaux venus.

Itème. Sa Majesté Thyra a annoncé la nomination d’Agatha Wanderer en tant que nouvelle championne des arts et sciences de la reine. Un parchemin créé par Vettorio Antonello lui a été remis.

Itème. Sa Majesté Edward a annoncé la nomination de Naomi Avraham comme nouvelle championne des arts et sciences du roi. Son parchemin a été créé par Vettorio Antonello.

Itème. Awards of the Golden Lyre ont èté attribués à Elysabeth Underhill et Rosina von Schaffhaussen.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont donné des jouets aux enfants du Royaume de l’Est.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont adjugé des armoiries à Tiberius Sergius Valens. Son parchemin a été illuminé par Bella De LaBerge, calligraphie par Nest verch Tangwistel.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont adjugé des armoiries à Bella De LaBerge. Son parchemin a été illuminé par Melina al Andalusiyya, caligraphie par Robin dit Dessaint.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont présenté un parchemin à Guthfrith Yrlingsson pour le Silver Rapier qu’il avait reçu ultérieurement.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont présenté un parchemin à Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs Primvs pour le Pelican reçu ultérieurement. Le parchemin a été créé par Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.

Itème. Leurs Altesses ont reçu des tabards appliqués for les Champions du tir à l’arc de Tir Mara, créé par Yuri Mayuki.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont attribué des armoiries à Cacht Mhór inghean Mhic an Mhadaidh.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont accordé des armoiries à Kazmer of House Al’Kalrakal avec parchemin créé par Elena O Sirideain.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont intronisé Barnabus O’Pheylan dans lordre du Silver Crescent. Un parchemin illuminé par Anna of the Middle et calligraphié par Constance de St-Denis.

Itème. Leurs Majestés ont remercié les musiciens que ont joué durant leur cour.

Les hérauts pour cette cour étaient Martyn de Halliwell, Constance de St-Denis, Kirsa Oyutai, Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle, Simona bat Leone et Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen.

Translation by Mór of Kilkenny

Traduit par Mór of Kilkenny


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Court, En français Tagged: a&s, champions, IDD, Investiture

Unofficial Court Report for Gulf War

Thu, 2015-03-26 14:55

COURT OF THEIR MAJESTIES EDWARD III AND THYRA II AT GULF WAR

The Court of our most excellent prince and lord, Edward, by right of arms most illustrious King of the East, third of that name, and Thyra, his Queen by agency of that same right, second of that name, held upon 19 March in the forty-ninth year of the Society upon the fields of Gulf War; on which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm to hear the following publicly proclaimed:

Item. Their Majesties thanked their Rapier General, Remy Delemontagne de Gascogne, and all of the combatants who took the rapier field to fight on behalf of the East Kingdom;

Item. His Majesty then endowed Remy Delemontagne de Gascogne with the King’s Award of Esteem.

Item. Their Majesties elevated and inducted the following persons into the Company of the Pennon of the East:
Aethelhawk Keyfinder
Siubhan Wallace
Matthias Grünewald
Jozef Ludwiczck
Christoff Gockerhan von Loch
Marieta Charay
Jocelyn della Spada
Sorcha Dhocair
Anastasa da Monte
Sergei Rozvad syn
AEsa feilinn Jossursdottir
Juliana von Altenfeld
Wulfgang Gruenwald
Tysha z Kieva
Elglin of House Eagle

Item. Their Majesties extended their gratitude to Samuel Peter Bump, Aife ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige, and Donovan Shinnock for their aid and good service at Gulf War.

I, Donovan Shinnock, Golden Rapier Herald, wrote this to memorialize and make certain all such things that were done and caused to be done as above stated.

Photos courtesy of Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood


Filed under: Court, Events Tagged: court report, Gulf War

Curia Agenda for March 28, 2015/Ordre du jour de la Curie Royale du 28 mars 2015.

Sun, 2015-03-22 16:24

En français

The next East Kingdom Curia will be held at Mudthaw in the Barony of Settmour Swamp (Stanhope, NJ) starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 28.  Full event details can be found in the announcement on the East Kingdom web site: Mudthaw Event Announcement.  Long time attendees of the event will want to check the directions, as the site has moved this year.

The following is the detailed agenda for the Curia that will be held next Saturday at Mudthaw.  Any comments on the items should be sent to Their Majesties at king@eastkingdom.org and queen@eastkingdom.org.

East Kingdom Curia
Saturday, 28 March 2015, 10:00 a.m.
at Mudthaw in the Barony of Settmour Swamp (Stanhope, NJ)
Agenda
prepared 19 March 2015, 2:30 p.m.

1. Curia Opening

2. Old Business (for all proposed changes, see Agenda Details below)

2.1 Thrown Weapons Champions

Additions to V.C. and VIII.A. to formalize the standing of the Thrown Weapons
Champion(s) and Tourney(s).

2.2 Residency

Revision to VII.A. to provide a process for branches that wish to allow non-residents to hold office in the branch; and related change to VIII.E.

3. New Business (for all proposed changes, see Agenda Details below)

3.1 Order of Defense

Additions to IV.A. and IX.E. to include the newly-established Order of Defense in the Polling Orders.

3.2 Equestrian Award (name tbd)

New section IX.C.13. to provide recognition for prowess and service to the Kingdom in equestrian lists and activities.

4. Officer Reports

5. Curia Closure

EK Law Section III.I. The Agenda for the Curia Regis

1. Any items that The Crown chooses to add to the agenda after the Curia has been called will be added to the agenda under “New Business”.

2. If a Curia notice has been sent according to East Kingdom Law, but another Curia needs to be held before the previously announced one, any items of business held over from the earliest Curia will be automatically added to the agenda of the subsequent Curia under “Old Business”.

Agenda Details

(Text proposed to be added is underlined; text proposed to be deleted is struck through. Only revised sections are listed; all other sections remain unchanged)

IV. Kingdom Officers

A. Composition

2. The Lesser Officers

m. The Administrators of the Polling Order E-Mail Lists

iv . Order of Defense Administrator

[remainder of section IV.A.2.m. renumbered; no change to content]

V. Court Appointments

C. The King’s and Queen’s Champions

1. Will consist of:

a. The King’s and Queen’s Champions of Arms, also simply referred to as the King’s and Queen’s Champions.

b. The King’s and Queen’s Archery Champions.

c. The King’s and Queen’s Fencing Champions.

d. The King’s and Queen’s Equestrian Champions.

e. The King’s and Queen’s Bards.

f. The King’s and Queen’s Arts and Sciences Champions.

g. The King’s and Queen’s Thrown Weapons Champions.

[no change to V.C.2. through V.C.4.]

VII. Branches

A. Residency

If a branch wishes to allow members who reside outside the formally approved boundaries of that branch to hold office for that branch, the branch must establish and ratify procedures to elect and remove officers and to determine rules of eligibility to hold office, and file those with the Kingdom Seneschal. In the event that a non-resident officer is selected, or a branch officer becomes a non-resident during their term, the branch Seneschal, superior Kingdom-level officer,
and the Kingdom Seneschal must promptly be notified in writing.

No gentle residing outside the formally approved boundaries of a branch may hold Office for that branch.

VIII. Events

A. Kingdom Events

[no change to VIII.A.1 through VIII.A.10]

11 . King’s and Queen’s Thrown Weapons Champions Tourney(s) will be held during the months of June or July, if possible. Written bids must be sent by February 1 s t. The Heirs must choose from eligible bids by March 15th .

[former section VIII.A.11. renumbered; no change to content]

VIII. Events

E. Event Supervision

The individual in charge of an event (often called “autocrat”):

1. Must be a paid member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

2. Must be eligible to be an Officer reside within the boundaries of the group sponsoring the event.

3. Is to be considered an officer of the sponsoring group, for the period of time between the group’s acceptance of the event proposal and the completion of the event.

IX. Awards

C. Orders of Honor

13 . [Equestrian Award Name]

a. The Order of [EA] may be awarded by The Crown for prowess in the equestrian lists and demonstrated service to the Kingdom in marshalling, teaching, and helping to promote and expand the knowledge of equestrian arts.

b. This award is bestowed upon a single individual once.

c. A scroll shall be given acknowledging this award.

IX. Awards

E. Polling Orders

The Peerage Orders (Chivalry, Laurel, and Pelican, and Defense), the Order of the Rose, and Orders of High Merit (Silver Crescent, Maunche, Tygers Combatant, Sagittarius, and Golden Rapier) are Polling Orders.

[no change to IX.E.1. through IX.E.7]

En français

Voici l’Ordre du jour de la Curie Royale qui se tiendra samedi prochain à l’événement de Mudthaw. Vos commentaires peuvent être envoyés à Nos Majestés aux adresses courriels suivantes: king@eastkingdom.org et queen@eastkingdom.org.

Curie du Royaume de l’Est

Le samedi 28 mars à 10 h

À l’événement de Mudthaw

Baronnie de Settmour Swamp

(Stanhope, New-Jersey)

 Ordre du jour

Rédigé le 19 mars 2015 à 14 h 30

  1. Ouverture de la Curie
  2. Points antérieurs

2.1       Champion d’Armes de Lancers

Ajouts à V.C et VIII.A pour uniformiser le(s) Champion(s) et le(s) tournoi(s).

2.2       Résidence

Révision de VII.A pour déterminer un processus permettant aux groupes qui le souhaite, qu’un non-résident puisse y occuper un poste d’officier et effectuer les changements nécessaires à VIII.E

 

  1. Nouveaux points

3.1       Ordre de Défense

Ajouts à IV.A et IX.E pour l’inclusion du nouvel Ordre de Défense aux Ordres votants.

3.2       Décoration Équestre (Nom à être déterminé)

Création de la section IX.C.13 pour reconnaître les prouesses et le service envers le Royaume dans la lice et le domaine équestre.

  1. Rapports des officiers
  2. Lever de la Curie

 

Lois du RE (EK) Section III.I. L’Ordre du jour de la Curie Royale

  1. Tout ajout à l’ordre du jour par la Couronne et après que la Curie Royale eût été convoquée sera ajouté au point ‘’Nouveaux points’’
  2. Si, après la convocation d’une Curie Royale, une autre Curie Royale devait se tenir avant celle dûement convoquée, tous les points laissés en suspens de la Curie la plus récente seront transférés à la seconde Curie sous le point ‘’Point(s) antérieur(s)’’

 

Informations

(Les textes ajoutés sont soulignés; les textes à abroger sont raturés. Seuls les points touchés par les modifications sont présentés)

  1. Officiers du Royaume
  2. Composition
  3. 2. Les Officiers secondaires (Lesser Officers)
  4. L’Administrateur des listes électroniques des Ordres Votants
  5. Administrateur de l’Ordre de Défense

[Note de la section IV.A.2.m. renuméroté, aucun changement au contenu]

  1. Assignation de la Cour
  2. Champions du Roi et de la Reine
  3. Sera composé de :
  4. Le Champion d’Armes du Roi et de la Reine, désigné par Le Champion du Roi / Le Champion de la Reine.
  5. Le Champion d’Archerie du Roi et de la Reine.
  6. Le Champion d’Escrime du Roi et de la Reine.
  7. Le Champion Équestre du Roi et de la Reine.
  8. Le Barde du Roi et de la Reine.
  9. Le Champion Ars et Science du Roi et de la Reine.
  10. Le Champion d’Armes de Lancers du Roi et de la Reine.

[Aucun changement de V.C.2 jusqu’à V.C.4]

 

VII. Groupes

  1. Résidence

Si un groupe souhaite permettre à des non-résidents d’occuper un poste d’officier, il doit adopter une procédure pour élire et démettre les officiers, il doit déterminer les règles d’éligibilité aux poste d’officiers, il doit soumettre le tout au Sénéchal du Royaume. Si un non-résident est retenu à un poste d’officier, ou si un officier devient un non-résident; les personnes suivantes doivent être prévenues immédiatement par écrit : le sénéchal du groupe, le supérieur Royal immédiat de l’officier concerné et le Sénéchal du Royaume.

Une personne non-résidente d’un groupe ne peut occuper un poste d’officiers

dans ce groupe.

VIII. Événements

  1. Événements du Royaume

 [Aucun changement de VIII.A jusqu’à VIII.A.10]

  1. Le(s) Championnat(s) d’Armes de Lancers du Roi et de la Reine se tiendra(dront), si possible, en juin ou juillet. Les soumissions devront être envoyées avant le 1 février. Les héritiers de la Couronne devront faire leur choix parmi les soumissions éligibles, au plus tard le 15 mars.

[La section VIII.A.11. devra être renumérotée pour refléter les changements]

Supervision d’événement

La personne en charge d’un événement (généralement appelé autocrate ou intendant)

  • Doit être un membre en règle de la Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc
  • Doit être éligible à un poste d’officier dans le résider dans les limites du groupe tenant l’événement.
  • Sera considérée comme un officier du groupe tenant l’événement, pour la période de temps entre l’autorisation de la tenue de l’événement et la fin de l’événement.
  1. Décorations
  2. Ordres d’Honneurs
  3. [Nom de l’Ordre Équestre, à déterminer]
  4. L’Ordre [OE] est attribué par la Couronne pour prouesse dans la lice équestre et pour avoir servi le Royaume en supervisant, enseignant, supportant et promouvant les arts équestres
  5. Cette décoration est remise à un individu, à une seule reprise.
  6. Un document doit accompagner cette décoration.
  1. Ordre Votants

Les Ordre des Pairs (Chevalerie, Laurier, et Pélican et Défense), L’Ordre de la Rose, les Ordre de Hauts Mérites (Croissant d’Argent, Manche, Tygre Combattant, Sagittarius, et Rapière D’Or) sont des Ordres Votants.

[Aucun changements de IX.E.1 jusqu’à IX.E.7]

Traduction Leurs Excellences Godfroy & Alisay de Falaise


Filed under: En français, Law and Policy Tagged: curia, East Kingdom Law, equestrian, thrown weapons

In Memoriam: The Calontir Falcons

Sun, 2015-03-22 16:22

Cinnamon, a Red Tailed Hawk, with Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair in the background.

The East Kingdom is saddened to hear of the loss of the Calontir Falcons on the way home from Gulf Wars.   Master Freiderich von Blumenkamp of Calontir, Lady Lora Ann Rós and their son Liam’s car caught on fire on the return trip. Although all the humans escaped safely, unfortunately, none of the birds escaped. Artemis, a 21 year old Harris Hawk, Cinnamon a 5 year old Red Tailed Hawk. Winter a 4 year old gyrfalcon, Lady a 16 year old Aplomado falcon and Ra’n, a 4 year old American Kestrel died in the fire.

R’an, an American Kestrel

While on site the Gazette interviewed Master Freiderich, the Gulf War Falconry Coordinator, and Lady Lora Ann. They taught us the difference between a falcon and a hawk, spoke about falconry as a blood sport in SCA period and also about the modern process of becoming a licensed falconer in the United States. From October to March they hunt with the birds about 3 times a week. In April the birds molting brings the hunting season to a close.

Lady, an Apolmado Falcon.

Most magically, Master Friederich, Lady Lora Ann and another falconer from Trimaris allowed visitors to the mews to hold the falcons on their wrists.  All who saw the raptors were charmed by their beauty and grace. Both Her Majesty Thyra and Her Highness Etheldreda visited the Falconry tent, and many members of the populace posted photos and stories of their experiences to Facebook, considering it one of the highlights of the event.

Winter, a 4-year old Gyrfalcon. Held by Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne.

A fund to help the family of falconers has been set up by Lord Andromir Vukovic of Calontir. From the announcement posted on Facebook: ” The account is titled Falcon Fund. The intent is to collect funds to be dispersed to Lora Ann, Fredrick, and Liam (The Brooks family) via their bank account or to a disposable gift card. This is a convenient way to those in and out of Kingdom to show their kindness…otherwise, collection points for those wishing to give “made/purchased” pieces will be announced at a later time or you may contact me via private message. To connect to the PayPal account, the name is Falcon Fund and the email associated is andromirvukovic@ymail.com. Should you still wish to donate, but not via PayPal…contact me privately…”. Lord Andromir Vukovic, Mundanely known as Andy Cardin.

Artemis, a Harris Hawk, taken at Lilies War, 2007. Photo by Muirgheal inghean Domhnaill

Article text and photos were provided by Countess Marguerite inghean Lachlainn.

Our thanks to Muirgheal inghean Domhnaill, for supplying this older photo of Artemis.


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Tidings, Uncategorized Tagged: Falconry, Gulf Wars

Proposal to the Board of Directors to Create the Order of Valiance/Proposition à l’Assemblée des Directeurs pour créer L’Ordre de Vaillance

Sat, 2015-03-21 16:50

En français

A proposal to create an omnibus peerage for all of the martial activities that fall under the purview of the Society Earl Marshal, with the exception of rattan and rapier, has been sent to the Board of Directors. The name proposed in the Order of Valiance. The badge proposed is an Eagle with wings displayed upon a hunting horn inverted, although alternative name and badges were included in the proposal. Regalia suggested is an order medallion.

Proposed Changes to Corpora for Omnibus Peerage

DELETE
[Peerage: Collectively, the members of the Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Laurel, the Order of the Pelican, and the Order of Defense are referred to as the Peerage. A member of any of these Orders is a Peer.]
ADD
Peerage: Collectively, the members of the Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Laurel, the Order of the Pelican, the Order of Defense, and the Order of Valiance are referred to as the Peerage. A member of any of these Orders is a Peer.
p. 33

VIII. PERSONAL AWARDS AND TITLES
A. Patents of Arms
2. Order of Precedence Within the Peerage
DELETE
[The Crown may establish the order of precedence within the peerage according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. However, the Chivalry, the Laurel, and the Pelican, and Defense are of equal precedence and must be considered as one group.]
ADD
The Crown may establish the order of precedence within the peerage according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. However, the orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel, the Pelican, Defense, and Valiance are of equal precedence and must be considered as one group.
p. 33

4. Patent Orders:
ADD
d. (this will be “e”. The order of defense will be “d”.) The Order of Valiance:
(i) Members of the Order of Valiance may choose to swear fealty, but are not required to do so. The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her prospective peers in any of the martial activities that fall under the purview of the Society Earl Marshal. The candidate must have applied this skill and/or knowledge for the instruction of members and service to the kingdom to an extent above and beyond that normally expected of members of the Society. (2) The duties of the members of the order are as follows:
(a) To set an example of courtesy and chivalrous conduct on and off the field of honor.
(b) To respect the Crown of the kingdom; to support and uphold the laws of the kingdom and Corpora.
(c) If in fealty, to support and uphold the Crown of his or her kingdom. (d) To enrich the kingdom by sharing his or her knowledge and skills.
(e) To enhance the renown and defend the honor of the peer’s Lady or Lord.
(f) To advise the Crown on the advancement of candidates for the Order of
Valiance.
p. 34

D. Titles
4. The titles listed here are considered standard, and may be used by those who have earned or been granted the appropriate rank or award within the Society. The College of Arms publishes a more extensive list of titles and alternative forms, which may also be used freely by qualified persons. In addition, the College of Arms has full approval authority over new alternative titles, which must be added to their list before being released for use in the Society.
DELETE
[TITLE Master/Mistress
Members of the Orders of the Laurel, the Pelican, Mastery of Arms, and Defense.]
ADD
TITLE Master/Mistress
Members of the Orders of the Laurel, the Pelican, Mastery of Arms, Defense, and Valiance.

Additional suggestion, in keeping with the Order of Defense:
Additionally, waive the requirements of corpora Section IV.G. that the Crown consult the members of a peerage order prior to inducting new members of that order, but only in the case of the first three (3) members of the Order of Valiance. Once there are three members of the Order of Valiance in a kingdom, the Crown must consult the Order per corpora prior to adding members.

En français

Une proposition pour créer un ordre des pairs regroupant toutes les activités de combat sous la juridiction du Connétable de la Société (Society Earl Marshal) ; à l’exception du combat en armure (rotin) et l’escrime, a été déposée à l’Assemblée des Directeurs.

L’Écusson proposé est un aigle aux ailes déployées au-dessus d’une corne (cor) de chasse. Cependant d’autres noms et écussons accompagnent la proposition. L’insigne distinctif est un médaillon.

Changements proposés à la Charte concernant l’Ordre soumis.
p. 33
ABROGER
[Collectivement, les membres de l’Ordre de Chevalerie, de l’Ordre du Laurier, de l’Ordre du Pélican, et de l’Ordre de Défense sont désignés comme Pairs. Un membre de n’importe lequel de ces Ordres est un Pair]
AJOUTER
Collectivement, les membres de l’Ordre de Chevalerie, de l’Ordre du Laurier, de l’Ordre du Pélican, de l’Ordre de Défense et de l’Ordre de Vaillance sont désignés comme Pairs. Un membre de n’importe lequel de ces Ordres est un Pairs

VIII. RECONNAISSANCES PERSONNELLES ET TITRES
p. 33
ABROGER
[La Couronne peut déterminer l’ordre de préséance au sein des Pairs, et ce, selon les lois et traditions du Royaume. Cependant, les Chevaliers, les Lauriers, les Pélicans et les membres de l’ordre de Défense, sont égaux entre eux et doivent être considérés comme un seul groupe]
AJOUTER
La Couronne peut déterminer l’ordre de préséance au sein des Pairs, et ce, selon les lois et traditions du Royaume. Cependant, les Chevaliers, les Lauriers, les Pélicans, les membres de l’ordre de Défense et les membres de l’Ordre de Vaillance sont égaux entre eux et doivent être considérés comme un seul groupe

4. Ordres Patentes:
p. 34
AJOUTER
d.(ce point sera le “e”. L’Ordre de Défense sera “d”.) L’Ordre de Vaillance :
(1) les Membres de l’Ordre de Vaillance peuvent choisir de prêter serment d’allégeance sans que cela ne soit obligatoire. Le candidat devra être considéré comme l’égal des autres Pairs issus des arts de combats soumis à l’autorité du Connétable de la Société (Society Earl Marshal). Le candidat doit avoir démontré l’utilisation de ses talents et/ou connaissances en enseignant au membres et en servant le Royaume.
(2) Les devoirs des membres de l’ordre sont :
(a) de démontrer une courtoisie et un esprit chevaleresque sur et hors du champ d’honneur.
(b) de respecter la Couronne du Royaume; de soutenir et de faire respecter les lois du Royaume et la Charte Corporative (Corpora)
(c) subséquemment à un serment d’allégeance; de soutenir et faire respecter la Couronne du Royaume. (d) de faire grandir le Royaume par le partage de ses connaissances et habiletés.
(e) de faire croître le renom et de défendre l’honneur des Pairs, qu’ils soient Seigneur ou Dame.
(f) d’informer la Couronne du progrès des candidats à l’Ordre de Vaillance.

D. Titres
4. Les titres présentés ici sont considérés comme standards et peuvent être portés par ceux ayant mérité ou ayant reçu le rang ou la décoration dans la Société. Le Collège des Héraults (College of Arms) a publié une liste complète des titres et de leurs équivalents culturels, qui pourront être utilisés par les personnes méritantes. De plus le Collège des Héraults (College of Arms) possède toute autorité pour définir de nouveaux titres alternatifs qui devront être ajoutés à la liste, déjà existante, avant d’être publiés pour utilisation.
ABROGER
[Titre : Maître /Maîtresse Membre de l’Ordre du Laurier, du Pélican, Maître d’Armes et l’Ordre de Défense]
AJOUTER
Titre : Maître /Maîtresse Membre de l’Ordre du Laurier, du Pélican, Maître d’Armes, l’Ordre de Défense et de l’Ordre de Vaillance

Suggestion additionnelle
Abroger temporairement la Section IV.G de la Charte Corporative (Corpora) définissant la consultation des membres de l’Ordre précédemment à l’intronisation d’un nouveau membre et ce pour les 3 premiers membres introduit dans l’ordre. Lorsque l’Ordre de Vaillance sera composé de 3 membres dans un Royaume, la Couronne devra obligatoirement consulter pour la sélection d’un nouveau membre, le tout, tel que défini dans la Charte Corporative (Corpora).

TRADUCTION Son Ecellence Godfroy de Falaise et Son Excellence Alisae de Falaise


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