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Mon, 2014-07-21 17:07

An early traffic report from Pennsic:
“They are working on the bridge at exit 99 on 79 for Cooper’s Lake. It is a bad bottle neck. Can still get off using that exit but you might want to change route in or plan on different timing coming in. ~Kathryne Sommerfeldt “

Filed under: Pennsic, Tidings

An Announcement from the East Kingdom Chirurgeon

Sat, 2014-07-19 22:26

Greetings from the Kingdom Chirurgeon!

I write this message in an effort to address some false rumors concerning the Chirurgeonate.

As many of you are probably aware, some months ago in mid-January, the SCA Board of Directors (BoD) announced a proposal to do away with Chirurgeons as officers within the Society. They invited comments and ultimately made their decision in April. Effectively, the BoD decided to suspend action on this matter, pending further study and research. No decision was made at that time, nor has any decision been made since then; however, a committee (on which I am honored to serve) has been formed to investigate and discuss the issue.

Since the BoD announcement in January, rumors concerning the ultimate disposition of the Chirurgeonate have abounded. I have heard folks state with certainty that Chirurgeons no longer exist, or that their days are numbered. As stated above, these rumors are false. At this time, the Chirurgeonate continues to exist in the same manner as it has in the past: Chirurgeons – persons with mundane first aid and CPR certifications – continue to serve at SCA activities, patching up minor injuries and referring persons to higher levels of care when necessary.

In service to Chirurgy and the East,

Magister Galefridus Peregrinus,

East Kingdom Chirurgeon

Filed under: Official Notices Tagged: Chirurgeonate

Archers on Safari at Pennsic 43

Fri, 2014-07-18 14:00

Archery Champs on the line at Pennsic 42

The Archery War Points at Pennsic this year will all have a Safari theme, and rumor has it that the Saint Sebastian Shoot will as well!

Before we provide a brief run-down of archery matters, there is an important equipment issue to report: PVC Bows will NOT be allowed for target archery at the War. This decision, agreed to by the East’s Captain General of Archers and the Archer General of the Midrealm, came too late to appear in the Pennsic booklet. This is the result of a recent catastophic failure of such a bow. Master Godric of Hamtun, the Marshal in Charge of Archery this Pennsic, feels these bows and their manufacture require more extensive study of their safety and reliability, so they are now banned until further notice.

Be an East Kingdom Patriot!!!

Some archery ringers at Pennsic 42

Everyone can and should shoot the Populace Archery War Points and be an East Kingdom hero! Unlike most other martial activities, no authorizations are needed to participate in target archery — with just a bit of instruction, anyone can score points and help determine the outcome of the War. Most experienced archers have equipment they are willing to lend, so just ask one you know. Equipment can be used by multiple archers, it only needs to be inspected with each archer who will be using it.

An Overview of Archery at the War:

Please help with Archery Range setup on Monday 7/28. The more folks who help, the sooner we can start shooting.

Archery Champs at Pennsic 42

Classes, novelty shoots, instruction, activities geared to young archers and special contests will take place throughout the War. Check the announcements posted at the Marshal Tent on the range.

All Archery Marshals should attend one of the Marshal meetings (Thursday 7/31 at 5pm or Sunday 8/3 at 4pm) and EK Archery Marshals must sign-up and serve two shifts of two hours each.

Atlantia will again sponsor the day-long Saint Sebastian Shoot, on Saturday, 8/2, 10am to 5pm.

The Archery Champions Team Tournement (1 War Point) is scheduled for Wednesday 8/6 at 9:00 am. Practices/tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 5pm to 7pm.

Please note that the archery range is CLOSED from 5pm Tuesday until after the ranges are re-set following the Champions Team competition Wednesday afternoon.

Lord Alberic and King Gregor

The Populace Archery War Points (3 points x 3 shoots = 9 War Points) will run Sunday 8/3 through Friday 8/7, excluding Wednesday. Archers can shoot each of the three shoots five times during the War. The familiar Clout, Castle Window and Soldier shoots return again this year, but the castle turret of the Clout will be square.

Range tear-down will begin when war point shooting ends on Friday afternoon, and help is always welcome.

The results of the Populace Archery War Points will be announced at Closing Ceremonies Friday afternoon.

For more info, see the Pennsic 43 Archery web page, and watch for updates posted on-site.

(Photos graciously provided by Baroness Rainillt.)

Filed under: Archery, Pennsic Tagged: War Points

Order Meetings at Pennsic

Fri, 2014-07-18 12:27

Their Highnesses wish to consult with the Companions of Their polling award Orders in person at Pennsic. If you are a member of these Orders, please make every effort to attend these important but brief meetings!

Please let it be known that we will be hosting our Pennsic order meetings and invite the companions to attend us per the following schedule:

Sunday, August 3, in EK Royal

  • The Order of the Silver Crescent will meet from 8:00 to 8:30 pm
  • The Order of the Pelican will meet from 8:30 to 9:00 pm

Monday, August 4, in the EK Battlefield Pavilion

  • The Order of the Golden Rapier will meet following the field battles/friendship battle until 4:30 pm
  • The Order of the Sagittarius will meet from 4:30 to 5:00 pm

Tuesday, August 5, in the EK Battlefield Pavilion

  • The Oder of Tygers Combatant will meet from 5:00 to 5:30 pm
  • The Order of the Chivalry will meet from 5:30 to 6:00 pm
  • The Order of the Maunche will meet from 6:00 to 6:30 pm
  • The Order of the Laurel will meet from 6:30 to 7:00 pm

Thank you,

Edward & Thyra

(Photo by Baroness Rainillt.)

Filed under: Official Notices, Pennsic Tagged: Chivalry, Golden Rapier, Laurel, Maunche, meeting, orders, Pelican, Sagittarius, Silver Crescent, Tygers Combatant

Order Meetings at Pennsic

Fri, 2014-07-18 11:41

Their Highnesses wish to consult with the Companions of Their polling award Orders in person at Pennsic. If you are a member of these Orders, please make every effort to attend these important but brief meetings!

Please let it be known that we will be hosting our Pennsic order meetings and invite the companions to attend us per the following schedule:

Sunday, August 3, in EK Royal

  • The Order of the Silver Crescent will meet from 8:00 to 8:30 pm
  • The Order of the Pelican will meet from 8:30 to 9:00 pm

Monday, August 4, in the EK Battlefield Pavilion

  • The Order of the Golden Rapier will meet following the field battles/friendship battle until 4:30 pm
  • The Order of the Sagittarius will meet from 4:30 to 5:00 pm
  • The Oder of Tygers Combatant will meet from 5:00 to 5:30 pm
  • The Order of the Chivalry will meet from 5:30 to 6:00 pm
  • The Order of the Maunche will meet from 6:00 to 6:30 pm
  • The Order of the Laurel will meet from 6:30 to 7:00 pm

Thank you,

Edward & Thyra

(Photo by Baroness Rainillt.)

Filed under: Official Notices, Pennsic Tagged: Chivalry, Golden Rapier, Laurel, Maunche, meeting, orders, Pelican, Sagittarius, Silver Crescent, Tygers Combatant

Great Northeastern War Report

Thu, 2014-07-17 18:17

Great Northeastern War (okay, Great Northeastern Judicial Dispute) this year was fought between the Barony of Endewearde and the Province of Malagentia over the tolls charged in Malagentia. Opening ceremonies began with a grand procession of the Barony of Endewearde, many in black and gold garb, to the fighting field, where the forces of Malagentia and its allies were arrayed. Baron Ane du Vey pointed out to His Imperial Majesty, that not only are Endeweardians being taxed for going through Malagentian territory, their own people are likewise taxed, and none of these taxes have reached the kingdom coffers. Colonel Christian Woolfe, seneschal of Malagentia, presented Malagentia’s case, and the Emperor decided that this could only be resolved by fighting. And anyway, as he said in court several times, he loves fighting. There were many war (judicial conflict) points. The judicial conflict ended with Endewearde
being vindicated and winning the war. Here are the results:

Heavy: Endewearde 2, Malagentia 1
Fencing: Endewearde 3, Malagentia 2 (Endewearde won the Youth Fencing, as all the entrants were Endeweardians, Malagentia won the five person melee and the castle battle, Endewearde won the field battle, and Thomas of Effingham was undefeated in the Cut and Thrust tourney and had declared for Endewearde).
Archery: Endewearde 3, Malagentia 0 (Krakken probably singlehandedly won the clout shoot with a near perfect score of 23)
Thrown Weapons: Endewearde 3, Malagentia 0
Arts and Sciences: Endewearde 1, Malagentia 3 (Malagentia has scholars and artisans, but Endewearde has brewers). Malagentia also took the shopping point

There were many allies helping Endewearde prove that the taxation of the roads in Malagentia were unjust. Here is a partial listing: Barony of Havre des Glace, Barony of L’ile Dragon Dormant, Barony of Stonemarche, and the Barony of Bergental. The three Thunder clans also joined Endewearde on the fields of battle. The Emperor of the East, Brennan, declared for Endewearde and brought his people with him. He sided with Endewearde to make the sides as even as possible (and probably because he hadn’t yet gotten his cut of the road taxes…). ;) The Empress joined Endewearde’s forces on the fencing field. Standing with Malagentia were Serpentius and the Barony of Carolingia (and possibly others I have missed).

Several fundraisers were held over the weekend, and over $1500 was raised for the Pennsic State Dinner fund. There were donation jars at Baconpalooza and Papa’s Bar at the End of the World, and Smokehaus and the Second Wurst Fundraiser sold sausages, and hot dogs with all the fixings.

Court was so long that there had to be an intermission in the middle, but many worthy people were recognized. Duke Kenric read an AoA scroll in Anglo-Saxon which had been written by Aneleda Falconbridge. There were several emotional moments, including when Camille des Jardins, newest OGR, was presented with a pin made by Master Gregory Finche for Don Jehan Fitzalan. The capstone was the induction of Maxton Gunn and Anna Mickel von Salm into the Order of the Laurel, with the presentation of handmade medallions and books.

At closing ceremonies a treaty was signed and gifts of good will were
given. Malagentia gifted Endewearde with a hand made wooden candle lantern with one side bearing the moon of Malagentia and the other the tower of Endewearde; Master Christian Woolfe made this lovely gift! Endewearde’s gift to Malagentia included the following items: 2 rattan swords made by Lord William, a throwing javelin made by Lord Seamus, a pile of vambraces (arm guards) for archery made by Godric and other archers who shared the work, and a silk heraldic banner made by Lady Yzabel.

(Thanks to Baroness Sylvia du Vey for this article, which I have edited and added to)

Brita Mairi Svensdottir

Filed under: Events Tagged: Endewearde, Malagentia

Call for Replacement Thrones

Thu, 2014-07-17 17:13

Unto the good people of the East Kingdom,

While they served through a great many courts, and bore witness to the recognition of many of the glorious deeds that have been performed in our kingdom, the mighty thrones of the East have carried the burdens of the royalty for far too long. While built with the strongest materials and finest craftsmanship, they could only withstand the relentless care of over-eager guards for so long.

As such, we are putting out a call to the Woodworkers and Joiners of the East Kingdom to replace the thrones. We are interested in two sets to be built by different artisans, one pair for the King and Queen, and one pair for the Prince and Princess.

Designs should be sturdy and easily transported, and able to serve the kingdom for many reigns to come. As we do not know who our heirs will be, they should be comfortable for anyone from the most delicate of ladies to the stoutest of knights.
Please send inquiries as well as proposals (to include a budget and schedule), to Baron Lachlann the Graheme. The existing thrones may be viewed and measured at Pennsic War, on a noninterfering basis. Proposals are due by Sunday, August 31st.

In Service to the East,
Edward & Thyra
Prince & Princess

Filed under: Official Notices

Vigils at Pennsic

Thu, 2014-07-17 16:12

All open vigils for which Writs have been given in advance by Their Imperial Majesties will be taking place on Tuesday of War Week (August 5th) at the following times and places:

Lillia de Vaux – Pelican: 4 p.m. until 11 p.m., Oaken Glen camp, next to East Kingdom Royal

Note added July 18: Oaken Glen is at the top of the block, closest to the Horde entrance. If you show up at the camp directly next to EK Royal, you’ll be in An Tir Royal.

Rainillt de Bella Marisco – Laurel: 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. in ICOD camp on N15, gate entrance on By The Way

Judith fitzHenry/the Uncertain – Laurel: 1 pm to 5 pm in the Barony of Bhakail’s camp in N11 with the entrance on Fletcher’s Road

Aethelhafoc Caegfindan (aka AEthelhawk Keyfinder) – Pelican: 9 p.m. to Midnight at ICOD on N15, gate entrance on By The Way

Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: Pennsic, vigils

Tips for Pennsic Troll

Mon, 2014-07-14 09:12

So, you’re going to Pennsic. The last thing you want to do is get held up at Troll, right? Follow these simple tips, and getting in will be a breeze!

-Bring a government issued photo ID with name and date of birth. Your own ID, not someone else’s. College ID doesn’t count. It doesn’t matter if you just turned 18 or just turned 90, you MUST show ID to check in.
-You must be 18 or have a FULL legal guardian with you. Not your friend’s parent, your grandmother, your older sibling, or your aunt or uncle. If they are actually your FULL legal guardian, please have them bring the judge-signed/sealed paperwork proving this.
-If you are bringing a minor but are not their parent, but a FULL legal guardian, please bring the judge signed/sealed paperwork proving this.
-Bring proof of membership if you are a member. Yes, you CAN show proof of membership on your phone! Remember that there is not internet access at Troll, and if you do not have membership visible at the time of check-in, Troll will take others who are waiting while you bring it up. There are NO REFUNDS if you check in and find your proof of membership later.
-Please take a photo of your license plate, and the trailer’s license plate. Or write the number down. Or tattoo it on an available piece of skin. You don’t want to mess the license plate information up, or your vehicle might get towed. Another way to ruin a perfectly good Pennsic.
-Troll really does close at midnight (except on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of both weeks). If you arrive between midnight and 6 am, you’re going to have to wait elsewhere. Plan accordingly. No, it doesn’t matter if you pre-registered. If you arrive while Troll is closed, you are NOT going to get in.
-If you have preregistered, make note of your reference number (which is on your receipt). If the helpful volunteers at Troll can’t find your information any other way, they can look you up by your reference number.
-Bring CASH or CREDIT CARD ONLY to pay any fees. No coins, personal checks, traveler’s checks, barters, or personal slavery will be accepted.

The biggest things to remember are ID, 18, and midnight. Getting in should be easy, it’s getting to do everything you want that is hard!

Special thanks go out to Lady Constance de Saint Denis and Lord Mathaeus Blades for their contributions to this article.

Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: Pennsic

Call for Recommendations!

Wed, 2014-07-09 19:21

Unto the generous people of the East Kingdom,

The first polling of Edward III and Thyra II will be staring shortly. Recommendations are requested via the online form:  http://fluidsurveys.com/s/EKRecommendations/

These are due by Friday, July 25 for polling orders.

There are always new folks who need to be considered, and long-standing members who have been overlooked. Please take a look at the current Order of Precedence, as well (it’s an interesting read!)  http://op.wiglaf.org/index.php  There is no deadline for non-polling recommendations.

Please also remember to re-subscribe to the discussion lists if you are a member of a polling order. The discussions are valuable to your monarchs!

Saying thank you to the populace via the awards system is one of the most important roles of the royalty. We appreciate your assistance in finding those who deserve such recognition.

In Service,

Edward & Thyra

Prince & Princess

For further information about the awards system, how it works, and how to write someone in, check out the Gazette’s How Do I Page, and take a look at our guide explaining all the different awards in the East Kingdom.

Filed under: Official Notices

Event Announcement: Voyages of Discovery

Wed, 2014-07-09 16:18

Are you working on a knotty-yet-fascinating piece of historical deduction? A messy-but-exciting piece of experimental archeaology? Do you want to show off all the amazing ways your process has surprised you?

On October 25th, 2014, the Barony of Carolingia will host an Arts and Sciences Colloquium and Poster Session at the First Parish Unitarian-Universalist Church, located at 75 The Great Road in Bedford, MA.  The day is intended to provide a forum for arts and sciences researchers to gather together and share what they are learning, using all the useful tools for knowledge transfer that are available in a modern, conference-style setting.

This is an day to talk about your process, your surprising discoveries, your successes and even more importantly your fruitful and instructive failures. There is no competition and no judging – the day is designed around pure knowledge transfer.

The day will have lecture-style presentations with question and answer periods, a poster session, a reference consulting table (with book petting zoo!), and lounge space for kibitzing and further exploration of topics that catch your interest.

If you are interested in presenting, either as a lecturer or a poster contributor, or serving as a reference consultant, or if you have any questions at all! – please contact us at molly.eskridge@gmail.com.

Because this is structured as a modern conference-style event, the day will be in modern dress. There will be no court and no feast, but coffee will be available all day and a lunch is available for a separate fee. There is ample space for attendees to bring their own lunch, and there are several nearby purveyors of food of various types.

The official event announcement is here:http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2702

A regularly updated event site with information for presenters, consultants, and other interested parties is here:


We are excited to host this – please come and play!

Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events

Unofficial Court Reports: EK War Camp and King’s And Queen’s Rattan Champions

Tue, 2014-07-08 16:28

His Majesty, Brennan Augustus, Emperor of the Kingdom of the East, without his Empress Caoilfhionn Augusta, on 14 June 2014, AS XLIX traveled to his Shire of Eisental, and held a brief court at East Kingdom War Camp.

It was reported to me that these things did happen:

His Majesty called forth Ethrelinda du Eisental and Gabriel of Eisental. They were, repectively, made a Lady and Lord of the Court, and presented AoA scrolls with illumination by Ellesbeth Donofrey and calligraphy by Jonathan Blaecstan.

Later in the day did His Majesty call forward Sigridh Bengtsdotter. He did name her a Lady of the Court, and Awarded her Arms. Her scroll, by Vettorio Antonello, is forthcoming.

Thus closed the court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta. Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald

PS – Thank you to the Heralds for the day – Ellesbeth Donofrey and His Majesty Brennan Augustus.


It was gorgeous day upon which Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta, visited their Barony of An Dubhaigeainn on 21 June 2014, AS XLIX for the competition to choose their Champions of Arms.

There was some most chivalrous and outstanding fighting.  The finals came down to Culann mac Cianainand Kenric æt Essex.  Following several impressive passes at arms, Kenric emerged as victor, and would be named King’s Champion of Arms.

At the beginning of court Konrad der lowe Von Ulm relinquished his title as King’s Champion to Kenric, who was presented the regalia of the King’s Armored Champion, and a scroll by Eloise of Coulter.

Before Konrad was to step down, however, His Majesty had another honor to bestow upon his outgoing champion.  Dude.  Dude dude dude dude.  Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude!  Dude!  DUde.  Duuuuuuuuud….duuuuuuuuuuuud….duuuuuuuuuuuud…..DUDE DUDE!! (Dude dude dude dude dude dude dude dude).  Dude…YOU ROCK!

(Translation – Konrad was presented with a King’s Esteem of Merit).

Ryouko’jin Of the Iron Skies was thanked for his service, and relieved of his duties as Queen’s Armored Champion.  Her Majesty, in agreement with Her Highness, chose Ivan Ivanov.  Ivan received the regalia of the Queen’s Champion of Arms, and a scroll by Eloise of Coulter.

Their Excellencies An Dubhaigeainn were invited before the court.  They presented largess to Their Majesties they had collected for Their Majesty’s challenge.

Her Highness Thyra presented a token to Hrafn Bonesetter for his chivalry and prowess during the tournament.

Conall o Ceallaigh was called before the court.  He was named a Lord of the Court, and thus Awarded Arms.  A scroll would be forthcoming.

Next was Nikolai Wegener invited before Their Majesties.  He was named a Lord of the Court, and presented an AoA scroll with calligraphy by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte and illumination by Vettorio Antonello.

Their Majesties welcomed into their court Hannali of An Dubhaigeainn (Hannah of House Three Skulls).  They spoke well of her, and inducted her into Their Order of the Tyger’s Cub.  A scroll would be forthcoming.

Her Majesty invited before the court those Children participating in Her Majesty’s Service Challenge.  They were presented with the beads symbolic of the work they had done that day.

The rest of the children in attendance were called before the court.  Radames accepted the challenge of serving as Human punching bag, and was chased rather far by the children when he ran with the Royal Toy Box.

Their Majesties invited forth Hermina de Pagan.  She was named a Lady of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski.

Next Miriam Giant Killer was called forth into court.  After explaining the origin of her name, she was named a Lady of the Court, and received an AoA with a scroll by Lassar ingen Aeda.

His Majesty did request the presence of Matheus Weasel (formerly Matthias Tiberius, the Weasel).  His Majesty spoke of Matheus’ most impressive achievement in pulling together a fantastic feast in less than three days time.  For this and his other impressive body of work, His Majesty presented to Weasel a King’s Esteem of Merit.  There was a scroll with calligraphy by Jonathan Blaecstan and illumination by Melisande of the Gryphon Wood (called Plunder).

Aurora Whitehill was invited to attend Their Majesties court.  She was named a Lady of the Court, and received an AoA with a scroll by Onóra ingheann Uí Rauirc.

The household of Surtr’s Brood were called forth.  They formed their ranks, and presented Brom de Fechten to Their Majesties.  His service cited, he was named a Lord of the Court, and presented with an AoA scroll featuring illumination by Melina al Andalusiyya, calligraphy by Robin dit Dessaint and words by Dankwert Bathory.

Their Majesties requested the presence of Bran Dayton.  The named him a Lord of the Court, and he received an AoA with a scroll by Anastasia Henrich.

Their Majesties invited Ryouko’jin Of the Iron Skies to attend their court.  He had a presentation to make to Tombo no Tanaka.  He marked her passage from youth to the way of the Samurai, and presented her several appropriate gifts.  This, however, led to Their Majesties requesting Tombo’s presence.  Her skill at combat expounded upon, the companions of the Order of Gawain were called forth.  Tombo received a garter from His Majesty’s arm, and a scroll with calligraphy by Mariette de Bretagne and illumination by Aziza al-Shirazi.

Their Majesties noted that the previously orderly members of Surtr’s Brood Houshold were getting noisome, and demanded their return into court.  Once they had formed ranks before the crown again, their own Dankwert Bathory was called before the thrones.  Their Majesties did thoroughly surprise Dankwert, and made him a Baron of their court.  He was presented with a leather coronet by Culann mac Cianain and a scroll by Lada Monguligin.

It was the conclusion of a great day, and thus closed the court of Their Imperial Majesties, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta was closed.  Long may they reign over the Empire of the East!

In service,

Malcolm Bowman

Eastern Crown Herald

PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Martyn de Halliwell and Yehuda ben Moshe.  Additional thank you to Eva Woderose for on-site scribing.
















Filed under: Court, Heavy List, Heraldry

Northern Region War Camp in the Media

Mon, 2014-07-07 09:42

Among the many attendees to Northern Region War Camp this past weekend was a reporter for The Glens Falls Post-Star. The Post-Star is local to the Shire of Glenn Linn, and featured an article about the event and the SCA in general. Read the whole article at their website.

Filed under: Events Tagged: Northern Region War Camp

Great Northeastern War Site Booklet Now Available

Mon, 2014-07-07 09:32

This weekend, July 10-13, the Province of Malagentia will be hosting Great Northeastern War. Ahead of the weekend, the site booklet has been made available, along with much more information on the GNEW website.

Filed under: Events Tagged: Great Northeastern War

A Signal Opportunity at Pennsic

Sat, 2014-07-05 12:03

The Pennsic Signal Corps (PSC) is looking for interested gentles to help with the battles at the Pennsic War!

The PSC serves the Field Marshalate. Members handle the official timing (at the pleasure of the field marshal), display the countdown and signal flags, distribute and return the radios used by the marshals on the field, and perform any other tasks required by the field marshal to help the battles run smoothly. The work of the PSC is not noticed when done well, but it’s an important volunteer effort.

The ideal candidates for this work have an interest in the battles but are not fighting, are available at least one day of war week, are willing to come to the site of the battle about 1 to 1.5 hours before
the battle begins and stay for about 30 minutes after the battle ends, are willing to cry times for the countdown and speak clearly on the radio, be able to stand for the length of the battle (or bring a folding chair), be able to lift up to about 15 pounds (though not very often), be willing to support the field marshal as needed, be enthusiastic, and be ready to have one of the best vantage points for the battles.

Interested gentles should contact Lord Nicolas of Windreach. Please feel free to distribute this information as desired.

Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: Pennsic, signal corps, volunteers

Help Master Feral Fight Back

Fri, 2014-07-04 00:35

Folks interested in aiding Master Feral von Halstern with his recovery can check out this t-shirt project fronted by Lady Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina. “Delicate Flowers of the Northern Army” is a colloquial term used for the ladies of the North, and these shirts started as nothing more but a funny Facebook cover photo in preparation for Pennsic. After interest was drummed up incredibly fast, Anna took the design to Spreadshirt, an online interface used to produce print-on-demand clothing. The account is set up to collect a small markup commission on each item, which will be sent to a Paypal account quarterly. The funds will then be forwarded to Feral. The shirts read, “I am a Blue Tyger-blooded CENSORED Green Dragon-slaying delicate CENSORED flower of the CENSORED Northern Army, and you CENSORED will treat me like a CENSORED lady.” The profane joke has unknown origins, but has been around for a while. Shirts are available in unisex and girly cut styles. “Delicate Flower” t-shirts are available at Spreadshirt.  General Northern Army t-shirts are also available at Northernarmy.org, and the proceeds from them will also benefit Feral’s recovery.


Filed under: Tidings Tagged: community, Master Feral, T-shirts

Ars Scientia Orientalis Seeks Articles

Tue, 2014-07-01 11:58

The A&S Summer Edition of Ars Scientia Orientalis is seeking articles. Examples of past articles can be seen at its website.  The deadline for articles in July 31, and the scheduled publishing date is August 15.  Editor Annetje Van Woerden can be contacted for further information.  Ars Scientia Orientalis is a quarterly A&S publication of the East Kingdom.


Filed under: Arts and Sciences

New Jongleur Herald Sought

Fri, 2014-06-27 06:30

“Unto the populace of the East does Ryan, Brigantia Principal Herald, send greetings.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Baroness Katarzyna Gwozdz, Known as Varju. Varju has been my right hand, as the Jongleur Herald, for the last Five years in running Crown Tournament since I started as Troubadour Herald through today. Varju has been responsible for organizing the shield trees for Crown Tournament and, at first, producing the Heraldic plates for the trees, and later, educating fighters on how to make their own and reminding fighters in the weeks leading up to crown tournament to bring them to the tournament. Her efforts are greatly appreciated by all.
Varju, however, has decided that she would like to step out of the position she has held for so long and I wish her a pleasant retirement. Therefore The Kingdom finds itself in need of a new Jongleur Herald to assist the Troubadour Herald at this coming Fall Crown Tournament.
The Job not only entails running the list trees on the day of the Tournament but also working with the Chamberlain to organize the delivery of the trees to the Tournament. The job also requires advertisement of the trees leading up to the tournament and making it known that fighters are required to produce their own tree shields, educating them on how to make their tree shields, and reminding them to bring the shields with them to the Tournament.
Applicants for the position of Jongleur Herald should email me  and the Troubadour Herald stating their intent to serve in this capacity.
Secondly, as of this publication, I will have been in the office of the Brigantia Herald for 18 months. It has been my greatest honor to serve the Kingdom and the Society as the Principal Herald of the East. My first term will come to its completion at 12th Night this coming January. Per EK Law, section IV.D.2 , I have stated my intention to their Highnesses to remain on as Brigantia Herald for a third year. Per EK Law, section IV.D.4, at this time any other candidate who wishes to apply for the position of Brigantia Herald should send their Letters of Intent to their Highnesses.”

Filed under: Heraldry, Official Notices

Resubscribing to East Kingdom Mailing Lists

Fri, 2014-06-20 18:01

The following information is being distributed on behalf of Baron Mael Eoin mac Echuid, the EK System Administrator.

Greetings, once more!

Unfortunately, we’ve been notified that the Polling Lists URL -
http://eastkingdom.org/PollingLists.html – is *not* working and is, in
fact, creating more work for the list admins in trying to manage requests
from that page.

As such, please just use the links found here.

Any forms filled out previously may not have been successful. Again, an
email to listname-join@lists.eastkingdom.org (with your SCA name included)
will work, too, or the links from the second website above.

Filed under: Uncategorized

New Baron and Baroness of Ruantallan Announced

Fri, 2014-06-20 14:25

Emperor Brennan mac Fearghus and Empress Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain have officially affirmed Dame Isobel Mowbray and Lord Guthfrith Yrlingson as the new Baron and Baroness of Ruantallan. Their Investiture will be on November 29. Isobel and Guthfrith shared a little about themselves with the Gazette.

We both joined the SCA over 20 years ago in Lochac. Our first group (where we met) was the College of St. Ursula in the Barony of Rowany. Fourteen years ago we moved to the Barony of Ruantallan ( East Kingdom ), and have lived there ever since. Isobel has served as baronial A&S Minister in the past, and Guthfrith as Knight Marshal. Currently Guthfrith is joint Tir Mara principality deputy for fencing.

Our personas are firmly rooted in late fifteenth century England these days (despite the C10th Danish name Guthfrith…hmmm). Guthfrith has a wide range of interests including heavy, rapier and siege combat, archery, woodworking, metalworking and miscellaneous A&S. Isobel’s main passion is C15th costuming, but any A&S and particularly anything that creates more C15th ambience is fun (Isobel also looks forward to acquiring a longbow and learning to shoot things more accurately).

We are looking forward to our new roles as Baron and Baroness, and hope to serve the crown and the people of Ruantallan as best we can.

Filed under: Local Groups Tagged: Ruantallan