East Kingdom Gazette
Covering the Eastern Realm of the SCA
Updated: 32 min 49 sec ago
Hello to the tourney heralds of the East and Tir Mara! I am Mistress Suba al-Hadid, the new Troubadour Herald, and I’m excited to work this tourney season with you! We have several events coming up in the next few months.
In two weeks, on Saturday, April 30, there will be Crown Tourney in the Barony of Havre des Glaces in the Crown Principality of Tir Mara. We’ll need a few heralds for the lists plus additional support for the shield trees. If you think you’d like to help, please reach out to me at Troubadour@EastKingdom.org. If you haven’t heralded before but would like to try, we will help train you.
Two weeks after that, Saturday, May 14, will be the King’s and Queen’s Champions of Arms Tourney in the Barony of Dragonship Haven in the Central Region. Again, we’re looking for both experienced heralds and those who want to learn.
Saturday, July 23, will be the Novice Tourney in the Shire of Rusted Woodlands in the Southern Region. This is an opportunity for less experienced fighters, fencers, and heralds to experience what it’s like to participate in a tourney. This is a great learning experience and and excellent opportunity to learn more about tourney heraldry.
I’m looking forward to meeting all of you and having an opportunity to work with you! Again, please write me at Troubadour@EastKingdom.org with any questions or offers to help!
Yours in Service to the Dream,
Jamilia al-Suba al-Hadid min Bhakail al-Mu’allam (Mistress Suba al-Hadid)
Filed under: Announcements Tagged: heralds, volunteers
Here follows the unofficial court report from Balfar’s Challenge, held in the Barony of Dragonship Haven, the 16th of April, 2016. Reporting Herald: Donovan Shinnock.
Item Recipient Award Scribe 1 Galen Avdenmork Tyger’s Cub Saerlaith ingen Chennetig 2 Sorcha inghean Ui Duinn Award of Arms i: Lillian ate Valeye
c: Faolán an Screcain 3 Rodrigo de Medina Award of Arms Aaradyn Ghyoot 4 Rumhann MacDuibhsidhe an Bhlog Seolta Award of Arms Aud Lifsdottir 5 Sybill Teller Award of Arms Aziza al-Shirazi 6 Llewellyn ap Goddoddin Maunche Eleanor Catlyng 7 Rhode Kephalania Maunche Mari Clock van Hoorne 8 Quintain Brillian Order of Defense i:Shadiyah Al-Zhara
c: Eva Woderose
w:Gaius Quintillius Alopex
Filed under: Court Tagged: court report
Here follows the unofficial court report from the Coronation of Kenric and Avelina, held on the 9th day of April, 2016, in the Shire of Quintavia. Reporting Herald, Donovan Shinnock.Item Recipient Award Scribe 1 Brennan mac Fearghus Duke i: Ro Honig von Sumerfeldt
c: Alexandre St. Pierre
w: Alys Mackyntoich and Mylisant Grey 2 Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain Duchess i: Ro Honig von Sumerfeldt
c: Alexandre Saint Pierre
w: Mylisant Grey
translation by Christopher and Eric Michaelson 3 Courtney Rose Tyger’s Cub Culann mac Cianain 4 Daithi Dubh Award of Arms Constance de St. Denis 5 Leurona Winterborne Silver Tyger Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille 6 Nichol Mac Donnachaidh Silver Tyger Elllesbeth Donofrey
c: Jonathan Blaecstan 7 Matthew McGyver Silver Tyger i: Shahdiyah al-Zhara
c: Nest verch Tangwistel 8 Gideon ha-Khazar Maunche Agatha Wanderer
c: Alexandre St. Pierre
w: Aneleda Falconbridge
Camille des Jardins
Aife Ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige
The format for Crown Tourney will be a pooled round robin leading into a 16-man double elimination tournament. Weapons of choice throughout up to the semi-finals. Semi-finals will be best of 5 with rotating weapon forms. The undefeated fighter will start up 1 win. The finals will be best of 5 with rotating weapon forms.
List of Crown Combatants in approximate OP order by combatant.
Duke Randal of the Dark fighting for Duchess Katherine Stanhope
Filed under: Events Tagged: Crown Tournament, spring crown
And so it was that Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri did throw a party for their heirs, and hold Court in the Shire of Quintavia on 9 April AS 50.
First was Duchess Marieke called into court. She presented the restored and refurbished Sword of State to Their Majesties.
Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri called before them Eydis Thorgrimsdottir. She was Awarded Arms and named a Lady of the Court, receiving a wooden scroll by Marietta Charay with words by Aesa feilin Jossursdottir and translation to runes by Avaldr Valbjarnarson.
Next was Olaf Haraldson called into court. He replied to the question posed to him, and thus was the Order of the Pelican called forth. He was elevated to the order, receiving regalia and a carved horn scroll with words by Allyn Min Teanga and the carving by Randall Vihari-Farkas.
Next was Geloria de Sancto Johanne called before Their Majesties. They carried the words of Thorkatla, and presented Geloria with a Meridian Majesty. She received a scroll by Caterina Coeur Noir of Meridies.
Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri called forth Isobel (Libby) Bickerstaff. Speaking of her services, they welcomed before them the Order of the Silver Crescent. She was inducted into the order and received a medallion and a stained glass scroll by Solskinn of Smoking Rocks with words by Nest verch Tangwistel.
But Their Majesties were not yet through with Isobel. For her work as their Court Scheduler, they named her a Baroness of the Court. She received a coronet from Her Highness Avelina, and a scroll by Palotzi Marti.
Next was Ariana of the North called into court. Her skill in archery noted, she was inducted into the Order of the Sagitarius. She received a medallion and a scroll by Éadaoin Chruitire.
The order not yet complete, next was Isadora del la tor called into court. She was inducted into the Order of the Sagitarius, receiving a medallion and a stained glass scroll by Conor O Caellaigh (with assistance from Mongo Chinua) with calligraphy by Lada Monguligin.
Remaining on the topic of Archery, Their Majesties invited Li Kung Lo into their court. They named him a Baron of the Court, presenting him with a coronet and a scroll by Nest verch Tangwistel.
Their Majesties called into court their Order of the Silver Rapier. Noting their order by no means complete, they called before them Magdalena Von Kirschberg to join the order. She received a medallion and a scroll by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova.
Their Majesties called before them Culann mac Cianain. His Majesty Brennan spoked highly of Culann’s work as an armorer, and named him Armorer to the Crown, presenting him with a scroll by Harold von Auerbach.
Additionally, Culann mac Cianain was presented with a King’s Cypher for his service to the reign.
Her Majesty Caoilfhionn called into court Fergus Redmead and Sabina Lutrell. For their service to the reign, they each received a Queen’s Cypher.
Next was Malcolm Bowman called into court. For his service to the reign he received both a King’s Cypher and a Queen’s Cypher.
Their Majesties next invited the Worshipful Company of Her Majesty’s Underwear into court. They presented gifts to the King and Queen.
Next did Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri call into court. Aife ingen Chonchobair, Harvey Wynegode, Thora Sharpstooth, Lianor de Matos, Heather Rose de Gordon, Aethelflied Brewbane, Anastasia da Monte, Cateline la Broderesse, Keagan MacKeagen, Elizabet Marshal, Asa in Svarta, Lucien de Pontivy, Aildreda de Tamworthe and Eva Woderose. All were named Tailors/Seamstresses to the Crown, and presented with both a King’s Award of Esteem and a Queen’s Award of Esteem.
His Majesty called before him Donovan Shinnock and Llewyllyn Walsh. He presented both with a King’s Award of Esteem.
His Majesty invited before him Catrin o’r Rhyd For. She received a King’s Cypher for her service to the reign.
Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri called forth their Order of the Silver Wheel. Stated that the order was incomplete, they invited before them Raziya bint Rusa. She was inducted into the order, and received a medallion and a scroll by Isa of Ruantallan with words by Marion du Canard.
The order not yet complete, Their Majesties invited before them Lavina Attewode. She was inducted into the Order of the Silver Wheel, receiving a medallion and a scroll by Svea the Short-sighted.
The order still not yet complete, Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri called forth Tomyris of Stonemarche. She was inducted into the order, receiving a medallion and a scroll by Wulfgar Silverbraid and Treannah.
Her Majesty called into court Cassandra Blondel and Arlyana van Wyck. They each received a Queen’s Award of Esteem.
Her Majesty Caoilfhionn next called into court Anton LaFlamme and Aiden McShane. They each received a Queen’s Award of Esteem.
Their Majesties welcomed into their court Ellen du Grandchamp. They called for the companions of the Order of the Golden Lance. Ellen was inducted into the order, receiving a medallion and a scroll by Katherine Stanhope.
Next did Their Majesties call forth Catalina de Valencia. The named her a Baroness of their Court, presenting her with a coronet and a scroll by Rhonwen Glyn Conwy.
His Majesty called into court Mercedes Vera de Califia. For her service to the reign she was presented with a King’s Cypher.
Brennan Ri called forth Martin der Wasserspeir. For her service to the reign she was presented with a King’s Cypher.
Caoilfhionn Banri called forth Clodagh and Leonete D’Angely. They were each presented with a Queen’s Award of Esteem.
Tola knytir was also awarded a Queen’s Award of Esteem.
Their Majesties invited into their court Fiona O’Malle. She was presented with a King’s Award of Esteem and a Queen’s Award of Esteem.
Brennan and Caoilfhionn called into their court Demi la Roux de Avignon. She was presented with a King’s Award of Esteem and a Queen’s Award of Esteem.
Her Majesty called into court Medhbh inghean ui Cheallaigh. For her service to the reign Medhbh received a Queen’s Cypher.
Her Majesty called into court Einarr Njortharson, called Billyfish. For his service to the reign, Billyfish was presented with a Queen’s Cypher.
Her Majesty called forth Miles Boweman. Her Majesty welcomed him into her Queen’s Order of Courtesy.
Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri called forth Elizabeth Elenore Lovell. For her service to the reign she was presented with a King’s Cypher and a Queen’s Cypher.
His Majesty called Her Majesty before him. He did present to Caoilfhionn his King’s Cypher.
Their Majesties called forth the King’s Bard, Aethelflied Brewbane, to practice her art as a soothsayer. The signs unclear, Aethelflied had her student, Caoilfhionn Banri, also practice. Her Majesty read the signs and portents, and realized that the time had come o not just throw a party for their heirs, but to pass to them the Crowns of the East.
Their Majesties called forth their retainers, and released them from service.
Thus closed the last court of Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri, making way for the Coronation of Their Heirs, Kenric and Avelina. Long Live the King! Long Live the Queen!
Long live the Kingdom of the East!
Though not in attendance, Martyn de Halliwell was named Tailor to the Crown and received a King’s Award of Esteem. Further, Cristoforo Donatello dei Visconti was named Tailor to the Crown.
Thank you to the heralds for the day, Elizabeth Elenore Lovell, Yehuda ben Moshe and Liadan ingen Chineada.
Filed under: Court
Unto the Rapier Combatants of the Kingdom of the East do I, Master Frasier MacLeod, send greetings,
We have recently changed Webministers for the EK Rapier website. I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mistress Analeda Falconbridge for stepping in at a difficult time and keeping the site afloat and viable until a permanent Webminister could be found.
Our new Webminister, Lord Brian of Stonemarche, has asked me to put out the call for CONTENT! If there is an article, an essay, a class, a presentation, or anything along those lines you think would make the Rapier website better and more useful, let us know! Feel free to send it along to Brian and myself, with a copy of the SCA Creative Work Copyright Assignment/Grant of Use Form found here: Link to Release so we can use your work legally and with your permission.
The EK Rapier website is for all of YOU, and without you we can’t make it better. Help us turn the site into something other kingdoms will look at and go “Wow, I wish my website was cool like the East’s is”.
Master Frasier MacLeod, KRM, East
Filed under: Announcements, Rapier Tagged: call for content, fencing, from the ekmof, marshal of Fence, Rapier, websites
Mistress Laura Hawkwood (also known as Laura de Segovia), 43rd Laurel of the East, passed away in Carolingia on Tuesday, April 12th. She was awarded arms in AS X at the coronation of Alaric and Yseult, and was one of only 14 inductees into the now closed Order of Fatima, which honored illustrious clothiers and seamstresses. (She also helped design the badge for this order, as well as the badge for the Queen’s Order of Courtesy which is still in use today.) In AS XX, she was recognized as a companion of the Order of the Moon by the Baron of Carolingia for her achievements in the arts which further the progress of those arts in the Barony of Carolingia. She was a founder of House Silverwing, and active in the heraldic community.
Her obituary is available on-line here.
Filed under: Tidings Tagged: barony of carolingia, Carolingia, in memoriam, obit, obituary
Attention, Talented Artisans of the Society for Creative Anachronism
In the Society for Creative Anachronism, we are a collective of volunteers, each serving in their own way at one point or another so that all may have a chance to play, enjoy, learn and have fun. It is on this mantra that the SCA has gone on for 50 years now, and shall continue to do so.
As we Celebrate 50 Years of the Society, many of our SCA family will be considering attending the SCA 50 Year Celebration Event, June 17th through the 27th of this year and many of them will be giving their time and service to the event, staffing the Gate, serving on the Watch, Marshalling the Lists.
Everyone who volunteers on site during the event will receive a ticket for each hour they serve. These tickets can be dropped into boxes that will labeled with the items you’ve donated: items that our volunteers would proudly use or displayed long after the event is over.
And Artisans, this is where you are most needed. We come seeking donations from the Amazingly Talented populace of the Known World: we are asking you to please consider donating handmade items that people would Buy/Trade/Commission for themselves.
If you’re considering a specialized item (something that must be custom sized or fit, for instance) or you aren’t sure how to submit it to the cause, please contact my Coordinator, THL Justice McArtain, at firstname.lastname@example.org
To Donate, or if you have any additional questions, simply email the following details to email@example.com
As a thank you to everyone who contributes, His Lordship Justice will be doing a raffle of his own.
Herr Alexander Adelbrecht von Markelingen
SCA 50 Year Celebration – Volunteer Relations Coordinator
Shared by request of the author. Original post may be found at the Midrealm Gazette
Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: SCA 50 Year
Due to the Crown Tourney Letters of Intent website inadvertently closing early, it has been reactivated and will remain active until approximately 6:00 PM EDT on Tuesday April 12th.
The address is http://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/925981/lang-enMercedes Vera de Calafia East Kingdom Senechal
Filed under: Announcements Tagged: Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, Letter of Intent
The following is the court report from Mudthaw held by Their Majesties Brennan Ri and Caoilfhionn Banri on April 2, AS L. Court heralds were Master Malcolm Bowman, Mistress Kayleigh MacWhyte, Master Ryan MacWhyte, and Baron Yehuda ben Moshe.
Filed under: Court