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An Announcement From TRH Regarding Pennsic

Wed, 2016-11-23 14:29

Greetings unto Our family of the East
We Prince Ioannes and Princess Honig Von Summerfeldt send our warm regards and our love to all of you. As winter turns, the days shorten, steel rusts, chills turn to ice, and the hearth and home call Us. Rest up my legions. Repair your armor; make strong your family. Care for your loved ones, for We shall call on you for the service and honor of war when the seasons change again.
Yet even now we have taken a few into our service and wish that you hear and know them.

The Pennsic Warlord of the mighty Eastern warriors will be Sir Culann Mac Cianain and his staff will include THL Ryouko’jin Ironskies as Executive Officer and Baron Rory McClellan as Praefectus Fabrum.

The Captain of your Unbelted Champions will be THL Ryouko’jin Ironskies. His regional lieutenants to be announced at Birka

The Rapier General will be announced with staff soon

Thank you everyone for your letters of love and hope for the future
Yours in service,
Princess Honig and Prince Ioannes


Filed under: Announcements, Pennsic Tagged: pennsic 46

Arts & Sciences and Bardic Championships

Tue, 2016-11-22 10:51

Photograph courtesy of The Honorable Lord Hugh Tauerner

Unto Our beloved populace,

As many of you are aware, this year’s Arts & Sciences and Bardic Championships will be a combined event this year. We write this day to clear up a couple of misconceptions about the combining of these two important events.

  1. We received some extremely good ideas from our Peers and members of our High Orders of Merit during the order meetings at this past year’s Pennsic. During our discussion regarding challenges with bids & the increasing number of Kingdom sponsored events, a suggestion was made to consider at times combining events that complement one another.
  2. While this is something new to Arts and Sciences and Bardic Champions it is not a new concept for the kingdom. In several past years, Equestrian, Thrown Weapons, and Archery have all shared the stage with each other. All of these events have gone smoothly and excellent champions have come out of the combined championships. In Our own Crown Principality of Tir Mara, we recently attended the principality championships which combined Heavy, A&S, and Archery championships. We were able to watch and support each of the champions as they competed and were chosen.
  3. Also please, keep in mind that the breadth of our Kingdom and our Society is growing to include many more various activities both Arts and Martial. This means that number of championships is growing in the kingdom, which We greatly enjoy and are honored to support. Unfortunately, the number of weekends on the calendar are not growing, which has greatly decreased the number of non-Kingdom level events that the King and Queen are able to attend to support the local groups.
  4. We absolutely do not feel that the Bardic nor the A&S champions are any less important than any other champion activity: being Laurels ourselves we know and understand the time, effort, and heart that each and everyone of you put into your entries.

We are working with our current champions on a plan to make this work as smoothly as possible, and we ask for your support on what we know will be a fabulous day. It’s a new idea, but we ask you all to give it a chance. We know that We will have to be flexible and We are asking you to please be ready to do the same. Change is not always a bad thing, many wonderful things have come from change. Among other things, we are excited to enable the people who would have only been able to attend one of these Championships the opportunity to see both.

We are looking forward to the Art & Sciences & Bardic Championships, and seeing and hearing all of the amazing art that you display that day.

We remain,
Yours In Service
Brion Rex Anna Regina


Filed under: Announcements, Arts and Sciences Tagged: a&s, Bardic, champions

Queen Anna’s Birka Garb Challenge

Fri, 2016-11-18 22:21

Unto my beloved populace of the East,

I have thought long and hard about the fashion show challenge for Birka this year. I have received many wonderful suggestions and it has been a very tough decision, but I keep coming back to something I teach all of my apprentices. “Anna’s Rule #1” is:

Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize!

Accessories are what makes a piece of garb into an outfit and every time and place has its own accessories. Shoes, hats, jewelry, bags, belts – leather, pearls, floors, yarn – early period to Elizabethan and everything in between.

So pull out your needles, hammers, thread, beads, wire, metals, leather, whatever you wish to use and get ready to accessorize your favorite garb. Or make something
completely new!

–Anna Regina


Filed under: Announcements, Arts and Sciences Tagged: Arts and Sciences, Birka Garb Challenge, fashion, garb, garb challenge

Unofficial Crown Tourney Court Report

Sun, 2016-11-13 10:35
On the 5th of November, in the 51st year of the Society, on chilly morning in the Province of Malagentia, those who sought to be Heirs to Brion III and Anna III, as determined by a Crown Tournament, and those others who had gathered to watch and serve, came together before Their Majesties. The combatants and consorts lined up in a great Procession to each speak with the Crown, each couple presenting themselves in turn. However, when Ameria Browne and her Champion presented themselves, the Crown announced that Ameria’s station was not found suitable. Their Majesties opened Their Court and presented the words of Their forebearers, Brennan II and Caoilfhionn II, and named her a Lady of the Court and Awarded her Arms, dated to November 7th, A.S. 50, and presented her a scroll to commemorate this with calligraphy and words by Mistress Rhonwen glyn Conwy and illumination by Miriam bat Pessah. At the end of the Procession, Their Majesties called together Their populace. They then called for Doña Camille Desjardins and spoke of the exceptional artwork she produced as a scribe and said that such surpassing skill should be recognised. They then called for Their Order of the Laurel and set Doña Camille on vigil to consider whether she would accept the accolade of Peerage in that Order. Their Majesties felt that the Order was still be incomplete and so His Majesty, with a look of consideration, strode into the gathered crowd and took by the elbow Sir Michael of York, to that one’s look of great shock. Sir Michael knelt before the thrones and he, too, for his great skill and research into storytelling, was offered to opportunity to consider whether he would join that ancient and noble Order in Court that evening. Their being no further business of the moment, the Crown spoke to the assembled combatants and then the tourney began. As the dust of combat settled, Master Ioannes Aurelius Serpentius stood alone. Their Majesties brought forward the Coronets of the Prince and Princess of the East. At Master Ionness’ request, his consort and inspiration, Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt, was crowned first, making her Princess of the East. King Brion, Queen Anna, and Princess Honig then crowned Ionness the new Prince of the East. There was a pause then, so that the Heirs could prepare themselves for Court. Court then resumed, but found much solemnity in the first piece of business. Their Majesties asked for a moment of silence for Lord Wulfgang Gruenwald, who had passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. “To absent friends.” The moment over, His Highness Ionness was invested as the Crown Prince of Tir Mara in accordance with Kingdom tradition. Her Highness Honig was invested as the Crown Princess of Tir Mara. Both were given capelets with the arms of the Crown Principality. Their Majesties called for Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson, who fought Prince Ionness in the finals, and named him Admiral of the Armies. The Ladies of the Rose then came forward and offered tokens to those who had impressed them during the day. Duchess Ethedreda’s token went to Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne. Countess Elsepth’s token was given to Baron Sigurthr VigurHafn. Countess Mara’s token went to Lady Vasia Von Königsburg. Duchess Thyra gave her token to Sir Matthew des Arden. Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson received Duchess Avelina’s token. Duchess Katherine gave two tokens, one to Baron Rory MacLellan and another to Lord Richard Crowe. Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver accepted Duchess Brenwen’s token. Countess Svava gave her token to Sir Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus. Countess Violante gave her token to Prince Ionness. Princess Honig’s token went to Lady Solveig Bjarnardottir. Queen Anna then called for the Shield of Chivalry from its current bearer, Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke. Sir Wilhelm was, sadly, called away for the day but the shield was brought forward by his wife and inspiration, Mistress Vienna de la Mer. Her Majesty then called for Sir Hrafn Bonesetter and named him the newest bearer of the Shield of Chivalry. The Crown called for Mistress Mercedes de Calafia and accepted her to another term as Kingdom Seneschal. The King and Queen then called for the children of the East to attend them. As has become Their custom, they set before the children a quest to learn more about the SCA while receiving a toy. Their Majesties called for their Earl Marshal, Sir Jibril al Dakhil, who may have denied he was there before skipping up the aisle, and asked that he speak to the children of the ways of chivalry and combat. Those new to the Society, attending their first events, were called forward and given tokens that they might remember the day with fondness in the future. Next, the event stewards – Lord Nicolas de Wyntere and Baroness Molly Schofield – were called forward and thanked for the wonderful event they put together. Lord Nicolas and Baroness Molly then thanked Talia of Malagentia for her work with the dayboard. Their Majesties summoned Murtagh O’Kelly and spoke of his fighting, garbmaking, runecraft, and boat-making, and felt these things all very worthy. They Awarded him Arms and gave Lord Murtagh a scroll to remember the day, a woodblock print by Mistress Renye Wurm, with words and calligraphy by Mistress Nest verch Tangwistel. Lijsbet von Catwick was called forward. The King and Queen spoke of her work as an herbalist and preparer of fine foods and shaped sugar. They then asked the Order of the Silver Brooch to stand and made Lijsbet and member of that Order and also Awarded her Arms. She was given a scroll to commemorate this, illuminated by Mistress Agatha Wanderer, calligraphed by His Lordship Gwilliam Kynith, with words by Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge and Anna Bijns. The Order of the Silver Brooch not complete, Their Majesties requested the presence of Lady Elgiva Wilhelm. For her work as a tailor and cook, They named her a Companion of that Order, giving her a scroll crafted by Baroness Marieta Charay. Next, the Crown called for Aesa Ormstunga. For her skill in rapier and service to that community as a marshal for Malagentia and at Great Northeastern War, she was inducted into the Order of the Silver Rapier. She received a scroll penned by Lady Aesa feilinn Jossursdottir. Their Majesties then had read a scroll for Conner MacSeamus O’Neal awarding him the Order of the Maunche. Lord Conner was not present, but he had been inducted into the said Order at K&Q Rapier Champions on October 22nd, A.S. 51. The scroll was made by Lord Vettorio Antonello. Titus Claudius Silvanus was called before the Crown, who spoke of his skill fighting in both the Birka bear pit and on the Unbelted Champions team, and named him a Companion of the Order of the Silver Tyger. To remember the day, he was given a scroll prepared by Lady Myrun Leifsdottir, with words by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich. King Brion and Queen Anna then requested the attendance of Lord Brenden Crane. For his work documenting the events of the East Kingdom for all to see, and teaching those skills, he was named a Companion of the Silver Wheel and received a scroll crafted by Lady Svea the Short-Sighted. Her Majesty then called for Jarl Thorvald Halversson called Thorson and thanked him for his friendship and “being you”. She took a ring from Her finger and presented this token to him. Their Majesties then called for Lord Samuel Peter DeBump called Speedbump. They spoke of his skill as a combat archer, his dedication, skill, and teaching, and his time as a regional marshal and found all these things worthy. They asked the Order of the Golden Mantle to stand, named him a Companion of the same, and gave to him a scroll crafted by Boyer Aleksei Dmitriev. The Crown then requested the answer to the question set before Sir Michael of York. He agreed that he would accept a place in the Order of the Laurel. The Order was called forward, and words from the worthies of the peerage were read. Duke Kenric aet Essex read the words of Duke Brennan mac Fearghus for the Chivalry. Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir spoke for the Roses. Master Frasier MacLeod brought the words of Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Sviatoslavina vnuchka for the Order of Defense. (There may be rumours that he kneeled so he could properly convey her words.) Countess Svava Þorgeirsdóttir spoke for the Pelican. Lastly, Mistress Anne of Framlingham spoke for the Order of the Laurel. Sir Michael was then outfitted in the regalia of the Order. He was given a cloak, a hood, and a pin. That finished, he renewed his oath of fealty to the Crown. Lastly, he was given a scroll with calligraphy and illumination by Mistress Eleanor Catlyng, words by Mistress Aildreda de Tamwurthe, and seals by Mistress Nest verch Tangwistel. That business completed, Their Majesties called for the answer to the question set before Doña Camille Desjardins. She agreed to accept a place in the Order of the Laurel but first needed to be released from her apprenticeship. Mistress Bryn de Luna, Camille’s grand-Laurel, released her in the absence of her own Laurel, Mistress Carolyne de la Pointe. That finished, words were spoken of Camille’s character. Sir Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus spoke for the Chivalry. Duchess Katherine Stanhope read the words of Countess Marguerite ingen Lachlainn, speaking for the Order of the Rose. Master Frasier MacLeod spoke for the Order of Defense. Colonel Christian Woolfe spoke for the Pelican. Finally, Mistress Bryn de Luna spoke for the Laurel. Camille was then bedecked in the regalia of her Order. She was given a set of garters, a medallion, a cloak, and a wreath that had belonged to her Laurel, Mistress Carolyne. Mistress Camille then offered her fealty to the Crown and was then given a scroll illuminated by Mistress Ro Honig von Somerfeldt with words and calligraphy by Lady Christiana Crane. Their Majesties then asked the people of Malagentia to stand and thanked them and offered Their gratitude for the wonderful event they put together. Princess Honig then stood and, tears in her eyes, thanked her family and the people of Malagentia for the day. There being no further business, Court was concluded and Their Majesties and Their Highnesses processed from the hall. These are the events of the day as I recall them. My thanks to the people of Malagentia, the guards and retainers, the heralds and scribes, the combatants and consorts, and all those who made the day the event it was. For Crown and College, Pray know I remain, Master Rowen Cloteworthy
Filed under: Court Tagged: court report, Crown Tourney

Autocrats Colloquium: Topics, Parking and Restaurant Map

Thu, 2016-11-10 15:45

The Autocrats Colloquium will be held this Saturday in Arlington, MA.  Attendees should wear regular clothes, not garb, to listen to SCA experts offer their insights on what an autocrat needs to know.  A dayboard is not being served – although coffee and tea will be available.

There will be an hour lunch break.  The map posted below shows restaurants in easy walking distance and includes their websites.  It also contains directions on parking.

The topics being covered and their presenters are:

  • Real World and SCA Laws – Mistress Katherine Barr
  • Food:  Options and Considerations – Meister Dietrich
  • Registration and Gate – Mistress Eleanor Catlyng
  • Guide to Jewish Holidays – Lord Gundormr Dengir
  • Publicizing Events –  Baroness Anastasia Guta
  • Making New People Welcome – Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot
  • Considerations for Children – Mistress Leonete d’Angley
  • Special Needs – Mistress Eleanor Catlyng
  • Hotel Events – Mistress Fia Kareman
  • Camping Events –  Lord Ulfr Steinsson

For more information, see the event listing on the East Kingdom website.


Filed under: Events

Refill the Royal Toybox

Thu, 2016-11-10 10:19

Unto the People of the East, greetings!

The Royal Toybox has become a popular feature of court, made possible by the generosity of the artisans and craftsmen of Our populace.  We hope you and the children have enjoyed both the chase of reigns past and the learning opportunities recently.  Supplies in the box are running low and We would ask for donations to refill it.  Ideal donations are small, period-appropriate toys and games, without too many small pieces, suitable for boys and girls alike.

In Service to the East,
Brion Rex and Anna Regina

Donations can be delivered to the royal room at any event or given directly to their Majesties or retainers. Please include a note with the names of the donators.


Filed under: Announcements, Youth Activities Tagged: royal wishes, toybox

In Memoriam: Lorenzo Quintain

Mon, 2016-11-07 21:07

Lord Lorenzo Quintain, mundanely known as Larry Scharf, passed from this world on November 7, 2016. He was an early founding member and subchieftain of the legendary House Three Skulls and a member of the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn, being one of its former Seneschals. He was a dedicated member of the Society, active as a Heavy List Fighter, Fencer, and Archer. Outside of the SCA he was the CEO and Co-Founder of Brothers Grim Games in Selden, NY and worked for the Suffolk County Police Department for over 27 years. Lord Lorenzo received his AoA in 1988 and was known by many for his stories, his friendliness, and his generous nature.

The Gazette thanks Lady Rue for her words, and Fiona the Volatile for the photograph.


Filed under: In Memoriam

In Memoriam – Lord Avraham ben Ahron

Sun, 2016-11-06 23:16

Photo courtesy of Lady Lavina Attewode and Baroness Sara di Salaparuta

Lord Avraham ben Ahron passed away on October 20 after a brief battle with cancer.  Avraham was a lifelong resident of Eastern Connecticut except for a few years spent in Boston during his education.  His research into Sogdian culture and Gers (Yurts) was notable, as was his infectious enthusiasm and his generosity in sharing his work.  Avraham was among the first SCA ger builders and built his first over thirty years ago.  He researched Mongolian and other Silk Road cultures and artifacts.

Avraham was active in the SCA for many years, although he was absent for some time due to family obligations.  Baron of Dragonship Haven, Master  Joseph of the Red Griffin of Dragonship Haven, remembers making his first armor with Avrahm’s direction and help in Avrahm’s driveway sometime in the mid-1980s. Avraham was inducted into the Order of the Yale, Dragonship Haven’s Baronial service order, in 1981.  In 1987, he became a member of the Order of the Hawk’s Bell, a Dragonship Haven Baronial A&S order that has since closed.   The East bestowed an Award of Arms on him in 1982.

Master Jaji shared the following memories of Avraham.

Avraham at Pennsic. Photo courtesy of Virag Qarabay.

“Avrahm ben Ahron broke ground and blazed trails in the fields of Jews in the SCA period, and those who lived on/near the Steppes in particular. If you have seen a yurt (ger) in the SCA over the last 30 years, chances are it was based at least partly on his design. He forged his own blade which he carried proudly…even if he felt there were 27 flaws which he was surprised no one could see (but himself, of course).

As a dutiful son, he stopped his life entirely to care for his ailing mother. When she passed several years ago, he ‘returned to the fold’. Those who knew him before he stopped coming around welcomed him back, and those who had never met him had a chance to do so. He searched long and hard to locate the appropriate fabric for garb his new researches had shown him was more appropriate for his persona. He wore that as proudly as the saber he forged…along with the bow, quiver, and arrows he also made. I am honored to say that he called me a friend all these years. “

An obituary can be found online.


Filed under: In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Wulfgang Gruenwald

Sun, 2016-11-06 22:39

Wulfgang & Tysha at Pennsic 45

The East Kingdom Gazette is saddened to report the unexpected passing of The Honorable Lord Wulfang Gruenwald, mundanely known as Robert Betts, on Saturday, November 5th, 2016. Wulfgang joined the SCA in 2009 after being brought to Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins and tossed into the kitchen by his Lady, Tysha z Kieva. He was awarded arms in 2011 by Lucan VIII & Jana V, received a Silver Crescent, Burdened Tyger, Tyger of Foreign Legions, as well as the King’s & Queen’s Awards of Esteem, and a Light of Carillion during his time in the SCA. A resident of the Barony of Carillion, he was protegéd to Maîtresse Jehannine de Flandres, and was a member of House Grog.

Visitation will be this Tuesday, November 8th from 6pm-8pm at O’Brien Funeral Home in Wall, New Jersey. Full details are available by clicking here.

MaîtresseJehannine de Flandres was Wulfgang’s Peer, and shared the following:

Wulfgang was a man who inspired a love of cooking and touched so many people in the SCA and beyond. His love of bacon, his laugh, and his generosity are some of the things that I will miss the most. He had such a wonderful way of bringing people into his circle and making them feel like family. It was this passion that we shared and why he asked me to be his Peer and mentor. Over the years I watched him strive to create wonderful feasts for Royals, Runnymeade, and his friends’ vigils. His kitchens were always filled with laughter and joy.

From the time Wulfgang entered our game he sought to return the love and welcome he received from his Barony, to all those he encountered. From his friends THL Ingvar Thorsteinsson & THL Hasanah al Khalil ibn Habib :

Wulfgang was the kind of guy you just wanted to be around; the kind of person who would give you what you needed, be it a shot of whisky, a plate of food, the shirt off his back, or his boot in your backside… he lived his personal life just as chivalrous at an event or in a disaster relief kitchen.

The Sandy Relief Kitchens Created by Wulfgang (2014)

Many remember the disaster relief kitchen Wulfgang organized in Sandy Hook, New Jersey following the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy. He gathered hundreds of volunteers, from SCAdians, to friends from Rainbow family communities, and many others, to come to a town struggling to survive in the devastation to their community in the aftermath of a storm. This massive undertaking, organized with the town leaders by Wulfgang served hundreds of meals per day during the clean-up efforts in difficult conditions. Master Mael Eoin mac Echuid, Baron of Bhakail describes Wulfgang and his deeds during that time this way:

Wulfgang was a person to aspire to. The nicest guy, he would not only give you the shirt off his back, if he didn’t have a shirt, he’d reach out to his numerous networks of friends and see who might be able to help… He was that guy… he was someone I wish I could be; if I could do half of what he’s done, be half as good a person, I’d be happy.

But it wasn’t just in dire straits that one could count on Wulfgang, as illustrated here by Duchess Kiena Stewart:

Bob, Gave… simple and straightforward. We wanted to attend NRWC a few years back and had no camp infrastructure of our own and we got chatting a bit. He told us to camp with them. All we had to do was show up. He took care of us and opened his hearth. And even though yes we were good friends, he would have done this for anyone – friend or stranger.

Whether it was a new cook showing up in an SCA kitchen for the first time, a town in need of three hot meals a day while recovering from staggering loss, or a wandering stranger in need of a meal, Wulfgang was an ever-present, living embodiment of hospitality. Much of that hospitality was given through the talent and skill Wulfgang had as a chef, respected far and wide for his knowledge of smoked meat.  Bob was often found in SCA kitchens, one particular occasion was recalled by Their Graces Brennan & Caoilfhionn, who shared their thoughts:

Bob was a kind, generous, compassionate, and passionate man. He always had a way to make people smile. He was incredibly fast to volunteer to cook the feast for our first Coronation, and we were honored to have him help us put together a dinner for the Princes and Princesses of the Knowne World at Pennsic 44. He was a visionary with food. He was a treasure as a friend. He was a true gem of the East Kingdom. His light was so very warm and bright, and it went out way too soon. Our world is noticeably, painfully darker for his absence.

Her Majesty Anna recalls her time spent with Wulfgang in that very kitchen at Pennsic 44 and shared the following:

…I got to spend time cooking with him and several other wonderful people. We had so much fun, we were all laughing so hard, we were sure we were having more fun than the Royal kids were. Such a good man, I will think of him often, especially if I’m in a kitchen.

Brion very much enjoyed spending the day with him at Rapier Champions two weeks ago. Just hanging out and talking, getting to know each other better. You never know when its going to be the last time you get to see somebody.

Many know of Wulfgang’s efforts in the kitchen, but his generosity, hard work, and dedication to all he met extended beyond the feast hall and campfire. He was an annual presence during Pennsic Staff Week, arriving well before attendees to haul equipment around site, dig, pound stakes, and just about any task set at his feet. This enormous effort continued in many ways throughout the event, with time spent volunteering with both The Watch and Technical Services. Master Rupert the Unbalanced shared the following memory of Wulfgang at Pennsic:

Many of my fondest memories of Wulfgang are from Pennsic. One in particular revolves around his rule concerning the solar cell phone charger in his camp. Anyone could use the charger, so long as it didn’t ring while under his fly. One person violated this rule. The first time, his phone’s language was changed to French. The second time, Wulfgang dropped his drawers and took a selfie of his butt. Then, he made [that] the wallpaper of said violator’s phone. It was truly a quintessential Wulfgang moment.

Rules and traditions are the cornerstone of any family unit, whether formed though blood or by choice, and Wulfgang sought to create and continue traditions that will surely last amongst his chosen family. Again from  Maîtresse Jehannine:

Pennsic morning coffee around his table became a camp tradition, and many a good story or Pennsic battle cry would come from the morning discussions, even once a good-natured water balloon fight with Bhakail. He started the tradition of a Thanksgiving feast for the camp and friends, which became a special evening filled with laughter and friendship.

Even back home, in the Barony of Carillion, Wulfgang served others. First, in kitchens, then as Canton Chatelaine, then Canton Seneschal, and most recently as Baronial Seneschal. He also served when construction projects came along, and was always quick to lend a hand. His friend and household member, Master Erhart von Stuttgart shared the following:

So many deep conversations were had that only consisted of grunts, “want a beer?”, “hungry?”, “try this.”, “hand me that tool.” [Wulfgang] had many skills that he would happily share and teach to anyone who asked.

When asked to describe Wulfgang,  Maîtresse Jehannine said the following:

Pennsic… coffee… bacon… wood working… loud… humorous… ball-buster… generous… scotch and beer, brother… Protege… these are some words to describe the man that touched my life. He honored me by letting me serve as his mentor and Peer. In truth, he taught me just as much and he will forever remind me of what this Society means.

To Wulfgang, the SCA was about love and family, and Carillion was also a large part of Wulfgang’s extended family. His long-time friends and current Baron & Baroness of Carillion, Corcrán & Luned shared the following:

He made the loss of Cosmo a softer blow by continuing to bring us all together… now that he is gone, the loss is that much greater. There is a hole in all our hearts and our lives… we were friends, partners in crime, and each other’s chosen family. We will daily cherish the memories and good times shared.

Finally, a quote by Goethe, shared by Duke Gavin Kilkenny that very much “fit” Wulfgang:

Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t’were his own.

His obituary can be found online here.


Filed under: In Memoriam Tagged: In Memoriam

CORRECTION: Polling Response Deadline – Monday, November 7th

Sun, 2016-11-06 21:51

Editor’s Note: This post appeared earlier with the words “Friday, November 7th” in the body of the post.  Polls are due on Monday, November 7th. 

Responses to the second poll of Their Majesties Brion and Anna need to be sent before midnight,  Monday, November 7th, when the polls close.

Polls are sent to the members of the Orders of High Merit and the Peerages so that they may provide input to the Crown on future members.  Orders which conduct polls include the Chivalry, Laurel, Pelican, Defense, Silver Crescent, Tygers Combatant, Sagittarius, Maunche, Golden Rapier, and Golden Lance.

If you are a member of one of the Orders of High Merit or the Peerage and are not currently receiving polling emails, please sign up via the instructions on the East Kingdom Polling Lists page. Please note that the discussion lists and the polling lists must be subscribed separately.


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Polling Response Deadline – Monday, November 7th

Sun, 2016-11-06 14:31

Responses to the second poll of Their Majesties Brion and Anna need to be sent before midnight,  Monday, November 7th, when the polls close.

Polls are sent to the members of the Orders of High Merit and the Peerages so that they may provide input to the Crown on future members.  Orders which conduct polls include the Chivalry, Laurel, Pelican, Defense, Silver Crescent, Tygers Combatant, Sagittarius, Maunche, Golden Rapier, and Golden Lance.

If you are a member of one of the Orders of High Merit or the Peerage and are not currently receiving polling emails, please sign up via the instructions on the East Kingdom Polling Lists page. Please note that the discussion lists and the polling lists must be subscribed separately.


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Fall Crown Results: Prince Ioannes and Princess Honig

Sat, 2016-11-05 14:59

In the Finals of Crown, Fall 2016, Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson, fighting for Mistress Eva Woderose faced Master Ioannes Aurelius Serpentius, fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt in a best of five bouts.

The first Bout was won by Avaldr.

The second Bout was won by Ioannes.

The third Bout was won by Ioannes.

The fourth and final Bout was won by Ioannes, securing his victory and place as Prince of the East.

 

 


Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Crown Tournament, Fall Crown

Fall Crown Finals

Sat, 2016-11-05 14:38

The finals of the Fall Tournament for the Crown of the East will be comprised of the best of five matches, with matched weapons forms.

En Français:

La finale sera un meilleur de cinq, avec des armes identiques pour les combattants.

Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson fighting for Mistress Eva Woderose will face Master Ioannes Aurelius Serpentius fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt


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Fall Crown Semi-Finals

Sat, 2016-11-05 14:17

The four combatants remaining in the tournament are as follows. Five wins will be required to advance. This means an undefeated fighter will need two wins; a fighter who has already lost a bout will need three wins.

En français: Les quatre combattants restants dans le tournoi sont listés ci-dessous. Cinq victoires seront nécessaires pour avancer à la prochaine étape. Ceci veut dire qu’un combattant n’ayant subi aucune défaite devra obtenir deux victoires, tandis qu’un combattant ayant déjà subi une défaite devra obtenir trois victoires pour progresser

Duke Randal of the Dark fighting for Duchess Katherine Stanhope versus Master Ioannes Aurelius Serpentius fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt

Sir Hrafn BoneSetter fighting for Lady Sigrún Soldottír versus Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson fighting for Mistress Eva Woderose

 

 


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Fall Crown – Field of 16

Sat, 2016-11-05 13:23

These are the fighters and consorts that have advanced to the field of 16.

En français:

Voici maintenant les seize paires de combattants et inspirations qui sont encore dans le tournoi.

Duke Randal of the Dark fighting for Duchess Katherine Stanhope
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver fighting for Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo
Sir Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus fighting for Lady Katerina LLiova Vladimirov
Sir Marcus Blackaeart fighting for Lady Solveig Bjarnardottir
Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson fighting for Mistress Eva Woderose
Sir Matthew des Arden fighting for Mistress Fia Kareman
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov fighting for Baroness Matilde DeCadenet
Master Ioanness Aurelius Serpentius fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt
Sir Hrafn BoneSetter fighting for Lady Sigrún Soldottír
Sir Matthias Grunwald fighting for Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir
Baron Sigurthr VigurHafn fighting for Baroness Medhbh inghean Cheallaigh
Lord Richard Crowe fighting for m’lady Ameria Brown
Lord Thomas de Winterwade fighting for Lady Sara of Stonley
Baron Rory MacLellan fighting for Baroness Astridr Sigrun Ulfkelsdottir
Lord Matthew MacGyver fighting for Baroness Lillian Stanhope
Lady Vasia Von Königsburg fighting for Lady Æsa Sturludottir


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Challenge to the Children of the East

Fri, 2016-11-04 09:00

Greetings Children of The East Kingdom!

We, Emma Lovell and Caleb Patrasso Tigers Cubs and Pages to The Crown would like to challenge the children of the East Kingdom!

Our Queen is beautiful and she should have beautiful favors to give out to her people. We may be children but even kids can help and every person helping makes a job easier. We will be making favors for our Queen and we are asking that you, the children of the East, make favors too. Even if you just make one, that’s great! You can see what the favor should look like at this web address.

You will probably need your parents help and that’s ok. Doing stuff as a family is a lot of fun!
You can email our Mom Mistress Elizabeth Elenore Lovell and she can tell you where to send or drop off your favor when it’s done. If you don’t have email you should ask your parents. We hope you enjoy making pretty favors for our Queen!

In Service to The East,
Caleb Patrasso
Emma Lovell


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Message from the Royal Gifts Coordinator

Fri, 2016-11-04 07:00

To the Makers of Things in the East Kingdom:

I have recently been honored with the position of Royal Gifts Coordinator for Their Royal Majesties Brion and Anna, may they reign in health and prosperity forever.

As we are expecting many Royal visitors to the East this winter, and as Their Majesties plan to attend events outside of our kingdom, it is my honor and duty to ask those with the skills, generosity, and inclination to craft various items both beautiful and useful with which we might fill the Royal Gift Chest.

We will need both general items for the largess chests as well as items for gift exchanges with specific kingdoms’ royals at foreign wars. If you are interested in creating something personalized for the gift exchanges, please contact me directly and I will reach out to you once we know with whom we will be exchanging.

This kingdom is full of talented craftspeople. It is always with a home-team pride that our Royals give the fruits of our artists to others. Please consider making something for the Royal Gifts Chest. Their Majesties (and I) are grateful for your generosity and dedication to the East Kingdom.

In Service,
Duchess Caoilfhionn


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Queen’s Favors Needed!

Thu, 2016-11-03 21:00

Unto the Creative and Talented Citizens of The Kingdom of the East do I send Greetings!

I am truly honored to take up the position of Favor Coordinator for Her Majesty Anna, whose beauty surpasses that of a thousand twinkling stars in the night sky.

Please help me provide our Queen with favors that are embroidered, beaded, painted, stamped, appliquéd or any decorative art that befits our time periods. Directions and dimensions for the favors can be found here.

Our Kingdom is vast and I will have help in this endeavor. These Ladies will be happy to answer your questions about the design, coordinate and accept delivery of favors.

For the Northern Region:
Lady Tola knitýr

For the Central Region:
Baroness Charitye Dale

For the Southern Region:
Lady Mýrún Leifsdóttir

Should you already be in possession of finished favors or a favor kit please contact myself or one of the Ladies listed above so that we may begin to assess the number of kits and favors being worked on. I look forward to seeing beautiful favors from our citizens being gifted by our Radiant Queen.

In Service to our Glorious Kingdom,

Mistress Elizabeth Elenore Lovell


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Unofficial Court Report – Neddingham County Faire

Thu, 2016-11-03 19:14

On the 17th day of September AS LI Their Royal Majesties Kenric and Avelina held court at the Neddingham Country Faire in the noble Barony of the Bridge.  The following business was set forth that day:

Item. Clotilde von der Insel was recognized as a Seamstress to the Crown

Item.  Lucinda de la Tambor was awarded the Silver Wheel and given a scroll by Fiona O’Maille

Item. Having held the business since Their Coronation, a scroll by Fiona O’Maille fomalized the induction of Vargus Ulfr into the Order of the Silver Wheel. T

Item.  Their majesties bestowed the Order of the Silver Wheel upon Amia Turner with a scroll made by Fiona O’Maille

As reported Kenric Rex and filed by Rowen Stuffer.


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From the East Kingdom Minister of Lists

Tue, 2016-11-01 16:39

Greetings to the Populace of the East Kingdom,

I will be finishing my 4th and final year as the East Kingdom Minister of Lists this February 2017. Term limits dictate that I step down at that time. This makes me so sad, as I truly love serving the martial community of the East Kingdom. To me, there is nothing more exciting than running a double elimination tournament to determine the Heirs of our Kingdom.

What the office of Minister of Lists entails:

Supporting the East Kingdom Martial Community in a kind, efficient and engaging manner.

Run the scorekeeping portion of all Crown Tournaments to determine the Heirs of the Kingdom.

Run the scorekeeping portion of all King and Queen’s Rattan and Rapier Championships.

Print and have ready all score sheets and tournament brackets for any and all tournaments.

Print and have ready all authorization forms for Heavy and Rapier disciplines.

Receive all authorization forms and transfer the information to a database accessible to the marshals monthly, if not more often.

Educate and support the MOL community and marshal community in all aspects of paperwork and tournament staffing.

Be able to work closely with the current and future Royals of the East Kingdom, the Earl Marshal’s office and the Troubadour Herald’s office.

You must be able to travel to all reaches of the kingdom, or designate a deputy to do so when needed.

A computer and email access is a necessity.

There is roughly 16-20 hours a month of behind the scenes work involved in the production of authorization cards and the fighter database. Dealing with “emergency” issues is common and being flexible is helpful.

For the Kingdom MOL to be successful, they truly need to love what they are doing. They need to be happy to be there and enjoy working with the Rattan and Rapier community. Smiles and positive attitudes are contagious and will bring you far in this office.

All Candidates for the position of East Kingdom MOL should send their resumes and letter of interest to mol@eastkingdom.org, king@eastkingdom.org, and queen@eastkingdom.org by January 3rd 2017 for consideration.

Warmest Regards
Baroness Sabina Luttrell, East Kingdom Minister of Lists

 


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