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Wilhelm’s Hastilude & Demo III Canceled – no rescheduled date

Thu, 2017-05-11 16:34

Due to a powerful nor’easter predicted for this weekend, it is with much regret that we announce the cancellation of Sir Wilhelm’s Hastilude & Demo III.

Unfortunately, there is no raindate, but we hope to have it again next year.

If you know someone who was planning to come, please pass this cancellation around. Thank you.

~ Vienna & Wilhelm, autocrats


Filed under: Announcements, Events, Local Groups Tagged: event, event announcement, event canceled, events

Peerage Committee – Call for Commentary

Wed, 2017-05-10 17:30

At the April meeting the Board of Directors established a committee to research the process of creating new Peerages.

The committee will review the Board’s present procedure, determine whether any changes are needed, and suggest how any future proposals, e.g. Valiance, will be accommodated.

The committee invites the membership to share their ideas and comments. Those letters can be submitted by email to peerage@sca.org.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.


Filed under: Announcements, Corporate Tagged: 5th peerage, board committees, board of directors, call for comments, fifth peerage, peerages, sca announcements, sca corporate, sca inc

King & Queen Rattan Champions Tourney Format / Format du Championnat de combat en armure du Roi et de la Reine

Wed, 2017-05-10 15:21

En français

On June 3rd, AS 52 the Barony of Bhakail will host the King & Queen’s Rattan Champions Tourney. The format will be as follows.

Pre-16 Round:
All combatants will be split into buckets and will fight round robin with any weapons form they choose, the top scoring combatant(s) will advance from each bucket into the Round of 16.

Round of 16:
A double elimination list will be fought with pairings based on points earned in the Pre-16 Round.

The winners list will be restricted to Great Weapons ONLY: Dane Axes, Great Swords, Dire Mauls, etc; specifically weapons between 4 ft and 6 1/2 ft wielded with 2 hands. Weapons need not be matched exactly.

Once a combatant loses a bout they may switch to any form of their choice.

Round of 4:
Once 4 combatants remain they will fight best of 3 bouts with matched forms.The combatant from the winners list starts with one win. Combatants will alternate form selection.

Finals:
All Loses are forgiven and the combatants will fight best of 5 bouts with matched form. selection of forms will alternate between the combatants.

Sir Gelleys Jaffery
Kings Champion of Arms

En français
Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai

Le 3 juin, AS 52 en la Baronnie de Bhakail, se tiendra le Championnat de combat en armure du Roi et de la Reine. Le format sera comme suit:

Avant les 16 finalistes: Tous les combattants seront séparés en groupes et feront un tournoi à la ronde avec leur choix d’armes. Les meilleurs combattants de chaque groupe avanceront à la prochaine étape.

Ronde des 16: Une double élimination sera tenue, avec des paires basées sur les points accumulés dans la ronde précédente.

La liste des gagnants sera restreinte aux grandes armes SEULEMENT: Hache Danoises, Épées à deux mains, Grandes Masses d’armes, etc; spécifiquement des armes entre 4 et 6 1/2 pieds, utilisées à deux mains. Les combats ne se doivent pas d’être à armes égales.

Une fois qu’un combattant présente une défaite, il peut alors choisir de se battre avec les armes de son choix.

Ronde de demi-finale: Une fois qu’il restera seulement 4 combattants, ceux-ci combattront dans un meilleur de 3 à armes égales. Le combattant provenant de la liste des gagnants commence avec une victoire.

Finale: Toutes les défaites sont pardonnées et les combattants combattront dans un meilleur de 5 à armes égales. Le choix des armes alternera entre les combattants.

Sir Gelleys Jaffery,
Champion d’Armes du Roi


Filed under: Announcements, En français Tagged: champions, heavy list, Kings and Queens Champions

From the Kingdom Archivist

Sun, 2017-05-07 18:10

Greetings unto the Populace of the Great Kingdom of the
East. I hereby bring you news that I have assumed the
position of Kingdom Archivist. It was with slight
trepidation that I then unloaded a sizable pile of boxes
into my basement!

What is in these boxes? Documents. Many, many documents.
Documents that need to be kept for real world or Kingdom
legal reasons, mostly boring stuff, like waivers and such.
I have the daunting task ahead of me of sorting through it
all and tidying things up. I will put forth the effort to
bring it all into the 21’st century and transfer that which
is suitable to a digital format, greatly simplifying the
task of Archiving.

But I have also discovered that there are documents that
are of historical interest. Documents with pretty
illumination, calligraphy and many signatures. Of course
these will be preserved in their physical format, but I
intend to be working with the Web Ministers to bring
digital images of them to the Kingdom Website and
accessible for the enjoyment of all.

As things progress I will be bringing you updates here!

YIS, Baron Goerijs “the Unpronounceable” Goriszoon, OSC


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: announcements, archivist, east kingdom archives, east kingdom history, ek officers, missives

Crown Finalists and Semi-Finalists Tournament in photos

Sun, 2017-05-07 18:01

On Saturday, many took the field for the honor of their consorts to compete in Crown Tournament in the Barony of Settmour Swamp.  After many rounds of bouts of chivalry, four combatants remained.

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev and Baroness Matilde de Cadenet; Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke and Mistress Vienna de la Mer; Sir Culann mac Cianain and Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge; and The Honorable Lord Arne Ulriksson and Lady Anna VonBaden

Sir Ivan and Sir Wilhelm advanced to the finals.

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev, fighting for Baroness Matilde de Cadenet and Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke, fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer

The finals between Sir Ivan and Sir Wilhelm were decided by a best of 5 format.  The Crown decided the order of the weapons based on the audience’s responses to the choices. With both combatants having won two rounds each, the fifth and final round was fought with swords and bucklers provided by the crown.

Mistress Vienna de la Mer and Baroness Matilde de Cadenet with Her Majesty

The final round was won by Sir Ivan.

Vivant to Their Highnesses!

Save


Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Ivan and Mathilde, spring crown

Crown Tourney: Final Round

Sat, 2017-05-06 17:36

In the Final Round of Crown Tourney, Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer faced off against Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev, fighting for Baroness Matilde de Cadenet.

The final would be decided in a best of 5 format with the weapons forms changing with each bout.

For the first bout, the Crown’s choice was axes and Sir Wilhelm took the victory.

For the second bout, populace’s choice was for polearm and Sir Ivan took the win.

The third bout was again the Crown’s choice and His Majesty called for the combatants to bring their best, so both chose sword and shield.   Sir Wilhelm won the bout.

Bout four was another populace choice and the crowd chose broken lances.  Sir Ivan won this bout as well, leveling the match.

The fifth and final bout was fought with sword and buckler, provided by the Crown.  The bout was won by Sir Ivan, clinching the Tourney and the Royal Coronet.

YIS,

Efeilian, called Parsley

 


Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney: Final Four & Finals format

Sat, 2017-05-06 16:57

In the first of the two pairings, Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev,  fighting for Baroness Matilde de Cadenet, defeated Sir Culann mac Cianain, who fought for Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge

Sir Culann won the first bout, then Sir Ivan won to advance to the final.

In the second pairing, Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke, fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer, defeated The Honorable Lord Arne Ulriksson, who fought for Lady Anna VonBaden

Sir Wilhelm won the first bout to advance to the final.

Finals format will be best of 5 bouts.   In the first bout, the King will choose the weapons form.  The second bout’s form will be chosen by the crowd.   Third bout will be King’s choice again.  Fourth bout, if necessary, will be Crowd’s choice.

YIS,

Efeilian, called Parsley


Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney – Semi Finals / Demi-Finales du Tournoi de la Couronne

Sat, 2017-05-06 16:39

The four combatants remaining in the tournament are as follows. A undefeated fighter will need one win to advance; a fighter who has already lost a bout will need two wins.

Undefeated:

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke fighting for Mistress Vienna de la Mer

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev fighting for Baroness Matilde de Cadenet

With 1 defeat:

Sir Culann mac Cianain fighting for Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge

The Honorable Lord Arne Ulriksson fighting for Lady Anna VonBaden

En français: Les quatre combattants restants dans le tournoi sont listés ci-dessous. Un combattant n’ayant subi aucune défaite devra obtenir une victoires, tandis qu’un combattant ayant déjà subi une défaite devra obtenir deux victoires pour progresser

Undefeated:

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke combattant pour Mistress Vienna de la Mer

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev combattant pour Baroness Matilde de Cadenet

With 1 defeat:

Sir Culann mac Cianain combattant pour Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge

The Honorable Lord Arne Ulriksson combattant pour Lady Anna VonBaden


Filed under: En français, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tournament

Crown Tourney: the Final 8 Combatants

Sat, 2017-05-06 16:34

 

Bouts from the Winners’ List:

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke d. Sir Zhigmun Czypsser

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev d. THL Arne Ulriksson

 

Bouts from the Wounded List

Baron Rory Maclellan  d. Master Dmitri Stephanovich

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson

Sir Culann mac Cianain  d. Sir Zhigmun Czypsser

THL Arne Ulriksson d. Baron Rory Maclellan

 

 

For a full list of those entered in the Tournament, both combatants and noncombatants, please see: Crown Entrants

YIS,

Efeilian, called Parsley


Filed under: Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney: Round of 16

Sat, 2017-05-06 15:55

Bouts from the Winners’ List:

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke d. Master Dmitri Stephanovich

Sir Zhigmun Czypsser d. Sir Pellandres, dit le frere

THL Arne Ulriksson d. Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev d. Lord Ingvar Thorsteinsson

 

From the Wounded List:

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Lord Donnan Fitzgerald

Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson d. Sir William MacCrimmon

Baron Rory Maclellan  d. Duke Randal of the Dark

THL Richard Crowe d. Sir Sichelgaita von Halsstern

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Lord Ingvar Thorsteinsson

Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson d. Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

Baron Rory Maclellan d. Sir Pellandres, dit le frere

Master Dmitri Stephanovich  d. THL Richard Crowe

 

Any errors are mine and I apologize.  For a full list of those entered in the Tournament, both combatants and noncombatants, please see: Crown Entrants

YIS,

Efeilian, called Parsley


Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney: Update

Sat, 2017-05-06 15:39

The final bouts before the round of 16 were as follows:

Lord Donnan Fitzgerald d. THL Turi Mac Kinnon

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Sir Cedric of Armorica

Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson d. Baron Vachir Artslanjin

Sir William MacCrimmon d. Luthor Von Eisenfaust

Duke Randal of the Dark d. Baron Jonathan Miles

Baron Rory Maclellan d. Lady Vasia von Kãenigsberg

THL Richard Crowe d. THL Galvyn Lockhart

Sir Sichelgaita von Halsstern d. Lord Patrick Lumhalghs

 

The winners of the above bouts from the Wounded List join the final 8 in the Winners’ List to make up the final 16.

 


Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney: Second Round

Sat, 2017-05-06 15:22

Second Round pairings with results.   Again, any errors will be addressed as quickly as possible.
YIS, Efeilian

Winners’ List

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. THL Richard Crowe

Master Dmitri Stephanovich  d. Sir Harold Hakonson

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke d. THL Turi Mac Kinnon

Sir Zhigmun Czypsser d. Sir William MacCrimmon

Sir Pellandres, dit le frere  d. Baron Vachir Artslanjin

Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver  d. Baron Rory Maclellan

THL Arne Ulriksson d. Duke Randal of the Dark

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev d. Sir Sichelgaita von Halsstern

Lord Ingvar Thorsteinsson d. THL Galvyn Lockhart

Master Dmitri Stephanovich d. Sir Culann mac Cianain

 

Wounded List:

THL Klaus Winterhalter d. Lord Dorian Kalogero

Lord Donnan Fitzgerald d. THL Klaus Winterhalter

Lord Abel atte Watere d. Lord Berkhommer Von Nuemburg

Sir Cedric of Armorica d. THL Gawyn O’Clery

Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson d. Onryo

Luthor Von Eisenfaust d. Master Sigurthr Vigurhafn

Baron Jonathan Miles  d. Lord Brick James Beech

Lady Vasia von Kãenigsberg d. Lord Martin Wasser Speier

THL Richard Crowe d. Sir Harold Hakonson

Lord Patrick Lumhalghs d. Master Ryan Mc Whyte

Lord Donnan Fitzgerald d. Lord Abel atte Watere

 

For a full list of those entered in the Tournament, both combatants and noncombatants, please see: Crown Entrants


Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tournament – First Round Pairings

Sat, 2017-05-06 14:54

First Round Pairings with results:

THL Richard Crowe d. THL Klaus Winterhalter

Sir Culann mac Cianain d. Lord Dorian Kalogero

Sir Harold Hakonson d. Lord Abel atte Watere

Master Dmitri Stephanovich d. Bye

THL Turi Mac Kinnon  d. Master Ryan Mc Whyte

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke d. Lord Patrick Lumhalghs

Sir William MacCrimmon d. Lady Vasia von Kãenigsberg

Sir Zhigmun Czypsser d. Lord Martin Wasser Speier

Sir Pellandres, dit le frere d. Lord Brick James Beech

Baron Vachir Artslanjin d. Baron Jonathan Miles

Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver  d. Luthor Von Eisenfaust

Baron Rory Maclellan d. Master Sigurthr Vigurhafn

THL Arne Ulriksson d. Master Ãvaldr Valbjarnarson

Duke Randal of the Dark d. Onryo

Sir Sichelgaita von Halsstern d. Lord Berkhommer Von Nuemburg

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dmitriev d. Lord Donnan Fitzgerald

THL Galvyn Lockhart d. Sir Cedric of Armorica

Lord Ingvar Thorsteinsson d. THL Gawyn O’Clery

 

Any errors are mine and I apologize.  Corrections will be made as soon as I find them.   Also, there are a numbers of byes required for this size tourney; I am only reporting on bouts fought so I apologize for any confusion as we go.

For a full list of those entered in the Tournament, both combatants and noncombatants, please see: Crown Entrants

YIS,

Efeilian, called Parsley


Filed under: Uncategorized

Crown Tourney – Today

Sat, 2017-05-06 13:44

Procession started about noon and first round pairings will be posted here shortly.

Stay tuned for Updates as they come in from the field.


Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tourney

SCA Marketplace Sale for Month of May

Fri, 2017-05-05 12:06

Please be advised that the SCA Market Place is conducting a 20% sale through the month of May on back issues certain issues of The Compleat Anachronist and Tournaments Illuminated, as well as The Known World Handbook.

If interested the information can be found through the SCA website here: https://members.sca.org/apps/#Store
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: compleat anachronist, tournaments Illuminated

Pennsic YouthU and TeenU Seek Teachers / L’Université de Pennsic recherche Enseignants jeunesse

Tue, 2017-05-02 20:21

En français

Greetings to the Teachers of the Known World,

We are very excited to announce  the YouthU and TeenU tracks of Pennsic University this year.  We are looking for teachers who are interested in teaching classes to 11-13 year olds or to those gentles who are 14-17. These classes will be taught in the Pennsic University tents.  Please make sure to include a 2nd, unrelated adult in your planning and description for all classes. No youth teaching experience or certification is required

Our youth are looking for a variety of classes, with beginning and intermediate arts classes often requested, hands on activities, classes about certain time periods, and practically everything SCAdians are interested in.

If you are willing to teach a class, please contact us and let us know:

Class Name:
Short Description:
Best for Teens/Youth or Both
2-3 Days that are best for you, and morning or afternoon preference.
You may also register directly with PennsicU as explained above and send us an email so that we can look for your class.

Email leonetedangely@gmail.com and cc youth@pennsicwar.org

We look forward to serving the youth and teens of Pennsic,

Leonete D’Angely
Ardenia ARuadh

En français

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai

Salutations aux Enseignants du Monde Connu,

Nous sommes très heureux d’annoncer les cheminements Université des Jeunes (YouthU) et Université des Adolescents (TeenU) à L’université de Pennsic cette année.

Nous recherchons des enseignants qui sont intéressés à enseigner des classes pour les 11 à 13 ans, ou aux 14 à 17 ans. Ces classes seront enseignées dans les tentes de l’Université de Pennsic. Veuillez vous assurer d’inclure un deuxième adulte avec qui vous n’avez pas de liens familiaux dans la planification et la description de toutes vos classes. Il n’est pas nécessaire d’avoir de l’expérience d’enseignement avec les jeunes ou de certification pour enseigner aux mineurs.

Notre Jeunesse recherche une variété de classes, pratiquement tout ce qui intéresse un SCAdien normalement; mais notez que des classes débutantes ou intermédiaires en arts sont souvent demandées, des activités pratiques, ainsi que des classes présentant certaines époques spécifiques.

Si vous désirez enseigner une classe, veuillez nous contacter pour nous laisser savoir: le nom de la classe, une courte description, à quelle catégorie d’âge s’adresse la classe, un choix de dates vous convenant pour donner la classe, ainsi que votre préférence selon le matin ou le soir.

Vous pouvez aussi directement vous enregistrer avec l’Université de Pennsic, et nous envoyer un courriel pour que nous puissions trouver votre classe. Envoyez un courriel à leonetedangely@gmail.com et mettez en copie confirme youth@pennsicwar.org.

Nous avons hâte de servir la jeunesse présente à Pennsic.

Leonete D’Angely & Ardenia ARuadh


Filed under: Arts and Sciences, En français, Pennsic

Pennsic A & S Champions Team Announced

Tue, 2017-05-02 19:35

On behalf of Their Most Glorious and Fierce Imperial Majesties, Ioannes and Honig, I am excited and pleased to announce the Champions for the Arts and Sciences War Point at Pennsic.

The War Point will be on Thursday of War Week, in the Great Hall, 11:30-5:00. These are the changes from years past: All are welcome to come view and vote on the amazing works of all of the artisans. Artisans are entering a single, new item and are anonymous. Voting is from 12:00-4:00; from 4:00-5:00 the Artisans will return and discuss their work with interested populace members. The war point will be awarded at 5 o’clock.

The Artisans representing the East: Lady Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, Duke Kenric aet Essex, Lord Stefan of Silverforge, Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir, and Baroness Katheryn Fontayne.

Please come out and support these amazingly talented artisans with your votes!

In service,

Meisterin Agatha Wanderer, Arts and Sciences War Point General


Filed under: Announcements, Arts and Sciences, Pennsic Tagged: Arts and Sciences, Pennsic

Polling Deadline is Tonight at Midnight

Mon, 2017-05-01 08:12

Responses to the second poll of Their Majesties Ioannes and Honig need to be sent before midnight TONIGHT – Monday, May 1st. The polls close at 11:59 pm, and the polling link will be inactive after that time.

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.


Filed under: Announcements Tagged: polling deadlines, polling orders, pollings, polls

Call for Nominations

Fri, 2017-04-28 17:21

The Board of Directors is seeking nominations from the populace for individuals to serve as members of the following Board Committees:

Finance and Audit Committee

Mission:  to assist the Board’s oversight of the Company’s accounting and financial reporting processes, the audit and integrity of the Company’s financial statements and the qualifications and independence of the Company’s independent auditor.

Communications Committee

Mission:  to develop and oversee advertising; public relations; publications, social media and other communications initiatives of the Society.

Membership Committee

Mission:  grow and sustain membership in the Society; evaluate and oversee implementation of programs and initiatives for membership support.

If you are interested in serving on any of these Committees, please send a letter of interest, together with your SCA and mundane resumes to the following committee chairpersons:

Finance Committee: Richard Sherman (rsherman@director.sca.org)

Communications Committee: Vandy Donelson (vdonelson@director.sca.org)

Membership Committee: Chele Martines (cmartines@director.sca.org)

If you would like additional information, or have any questions about the Committees or the nomination process please contact the Committee chairperson or the Corporate Office.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.


Filed under: Announcements, Corporate Tagged: BoD, corporate

Unofficial Court Report – First Court of Ioannes and Honig

Fri, 2017-04-28 16:39

Their Imperial Majesties Ioannes and Honig opened Their First Court at Their Coronation, held in the Barony of Dragonship Haven on the 1st of April, Anno Societatis LI, also counted as 2017 in the Common Era.

For Their first item of business, they called for Lady Kit de Coldwood and named her Captain of the Queen’s Guard. Lady Kit then called for each Guard to take their place and Empress Honig draped them each with the baldric of their appointment.

Their Majesties invited William and Isolde, Prince and Princess of the Middle Kingdom, to join Them in Court. Their Majesties gave Their Highnesses gifts of embroidered books, made by Baroness Cateline la Broderesse. Their Highnesses gave gifts to Their Majesties in turn.

Next, Their Majesties invited the Baron and Baroness of Dragonship Haven, Joseph of the Red Griffin and Bronwen Rose of Greyling, to join them on the dias. Their Excellencies offered gifts to the Crown with were accepted with appreciation.

The Crown called for Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon and Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon. Their Majesties gave them bottles of fine spirits and accepted gifts from them in return. Their Graces then swore fealty to the Crown of the East.

Emperor Ioannes and Empress Honig then called for those newcomers attending their first Royal event and gave them tokens of welcome.

Their Majesties called for the children of the East and offered them toys from the Royal toy chest. Jarl Thorvald Halversson called Thorson was given the box and the children ran after him with much exuberance.

Lady Liadin ingen Chineada was summoned and Their Majesties spoke of her skill in the rapier lists and her work building a local rapier practice. For these things, Their Majesties called for the Order of the Silver Rapier and named her a Companion. A scroll will be forthcoming.

Following that, Lady Arabella de Mere was called forward. Their Majesties spoke of her work as a fiber artist and weaver and made her a Companion of the Order of the Silver Brooch. She was given a scroll calligraphed by Baroness Marieta Charay with illumination by Lady Triona MacCaskey.

Emperor Ioannes and Empress Honig then requested the presence of Siona Dunleavy. They spoke of her garb-making, her jewelry-crafting, and her singing. Finding these things worthy of recognition, they Awarded her Arms. She was given a scroll with calligraphy and words by Lord Faolan an Sccreccain and illumination by Lady Lorita de Siena.

Matthias von Würzburg was summoned before the throne. The Crown spoke of his work with the webminstry and help problem solving in that venue. They called for the Order of the Silver Wheel and named him a Companion of that Order. To remember the day, he was given a scroll with words by Baroness Aislinn Chiabach, calligraphy by Master Jonathan Blaecstan, and illumination by Lady Triona MacCasky.

Next there was a presentation of the Venaralia of Venus. Drumming filled the air, flower petals were strew in front of the ladies processing, and much joy was had.

The Crown Province of Ostgardr made a presentation of gifts to the Crown, to fill the largess coffers.

Lord Gaius Claudius Valerianus came before the throne and made a presentation of coins he had minted in the Emperor and Empress’ honor.

His Majesty called for the drummers who had contributed much to the day. Ce’ol  of Glenwood, Aidan of La Familia Gladiatoria, Caius Pontus, and Cassius Pontus were all awarded the Order of the Troubadour for their work that day and at many Pennsic Wars. Each was given a cup as the token of the Order. His Majesty announced that scrolls would be forthcoming.

The event steward, Don Thomas of Effingham, was thanked for his work putting the event together and he, in turn, thanked his staff.

Their Majesties then called for the answer to the question set before Lord Alexandre Saint Pierre at the Last Court of Brion III and Anna III. Various worthies were asked to speak on his behalf. Sir Ivan Ulrickson, with “help” from Sir Ane du Vey and Sir Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus, spoke for the Order of Chivalry. For the Order of the Pelican, Mistress Anastasia Guta spoke the words of Master Christian Wolfe of Edinburgh then spoke briefly on her own behalf. Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova spoke the words of Master Frasier MacLeod for the Order of Defense. The Order of the Rose found its voice with Chatricam Meghanta called Countess Meggie. And for the Order of the Laurel, Mistress Kayleigh Mac Whyte spoke. Finding these words worthy, Their Majesties called for the Order of the Laurel. Alexandre was released from his apprenticeship by his apprentice sister Maitresse Camille desJardins on behalf of his peer, Mistress Carolyne de la Pointe. He was then given the regalia of his peerage – a cloak, a medallion, and a wreath. Now Master Alexandre then gave fealty to the Crown. The event was recorded in a scroll with words by Mistress Anastasia Guta, calligraphed by Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir with ink made by Ian the Green, and illuminated by Maitresse Camille desJardins and Lady Adrienne d’Everus.

There being no further business, the First Court of Their Imperial Majesties Ioannes and Honig was closed.

These are the events as I recall them. My thanks to all those who attended the event and all those who aided the Crown with the day.

Pray know I remain,

For Crown and College,

 – Master Rowen Cloteworthy


Filed under: Court Tagged: court report