East Kingdom Gazette
Covering the Eastern Realm of the SCA
Updated: 1 hour 39 sec ago
Greetings and salutations from Gabriella de Bas Serra, East Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences!
First, the very important note: my term expire on February 16, 2015 and am now calling for applications from people interested in the office. Please email Their Majesties and me with your applications/CV.
Per EK law:
The Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences:
If you are interested in applying for this position and are not familiar with the duties of the Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences I would encourage you to go to the East Kingdom webpage scroll down in the officer’s tab to go to the Arts and Science webpage, and click on the tab that has the handbook. It is a great way to learn about the responsibilities that come with this job. What the hand book will not tell you is that is a great way to meet many wonderful people and witness the great work and knowledge of the artisans of the East.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful day,
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Official Notices
Master Liam Saint Liam, he of many quests, has some suggestions for SCAdians wondering how to keep that magic post-Pennsic.
The last third of the year can be an odd time for the SCA, especially in the East Kingdom. It’s just way, way too early to start planning for Pennsic. (Of course, some of us find July 16 to be too early to be planning for Pennsic.)
But there is still plenty going on, and there are plenty of things to do.
And, yes, this is pretty much blatantly stolen from my friend Elashava Bas Riva from Northshield. Sharing is caring.
1. Volunteer at one event or demo. This can be tough in the late part of the year, but there are still plenty of events that need someone at gate, doing dishing, setting up, breaking down or retaining for the royals.
2. Finish an old project. You know you want to. It *can* get finished.
3. Start a new project on something you have never done before. (This way you can finish it next year).
4. Either teach a class or plan one for early next year. There are various places to do this, including at local meetings or at events. There will be at least one Newcomers’ Schola coming up, and you really don’t want the new folks to get all their information from me and Master Ernst, do you.
6. Meet a couple of new people at an event or a practice. Simply find a mutual friend and ask for the introduction. Heck, ask me. I know people.
7. Display something that you have made, whether in a competition or just at an A&S display, or even if you just bring it and show it around.
8. Offer a ride, a meal, or some time to a newcomer to help them find their way in the SCA.
10. Go to Crown. Seriously. Look it up and go. Stand with someone who knows about fighting and listen. Take breaks and go back and watch the semifinals and the finals. It’s wicked cool.
11. Start writing your persona story. Just open a document on your desktop, write your persona’s name, then list a half-dozen facts.
12. Write something for the East Kingdom Gazette. It’s not hard. I just did it while drinking two cups of coffee on a Saturday morning.
There are so many more ideas. Good luck.
Filed under: Uncategorized
The following is a summary of changes and openings in the roster of East Kingdom Officers from the Kingdom Newsletter: Pikestaff. The kingdom has long appreciated the services of many talented volunteers, so read the list over – one of the up-coming vacancies may be the perfect fit for YOU.
Kingdom Marshall of Fence – The current term ends in November. Don Caine
Kingdom Earl Marshall – The current term end in January. Sir Oskgar is
Marshal of Equestrian Activities – The current term end in January.
Tyger Clerk of the Signet – At Twelfth Night, Mistress Nest verch
Tir Mara Chatelaine – The new Regional Deputy Chatelaine for Tir Mara is
Pennsic Steward – The Pennsic Steward is responsible for the storage,
Kingdom Media Officer – The Media officer distributes press kit
Filed under: Tidings
A flock of pink flamingos was spotted at Pennsic, particularly an unusually small variety. The flamingos seemed to have a specific affinity for Prince Edward and many bystanders were treated to the sight of the flamingos being bestowed on His Highness. The meaning of this visitation was considered by learned folks of the kingdom, and they have not been able to reach a conclusion about what the appearance of such exotic birds may or may not portend for the Kingdom. They were able to conclude that no harm is threatened by the colorful birds. If Easterners note the appearance of any flamingos at future events, they are advised that there is nothing to fear from their appearance.
Filed under: Pennsic
Would you like beautiful SCA artwork on your walls? Want to explain what you do on your weekends to relatives? Show a friend why they should come to an event? Support the East? The 2015 Labors of the East calendar will do all this, and you have the chance to write a dedication for one of the months.
The calendar (and also sets of note cards) will be sold starting in October to support the Royal Travel Fund. Each month features original calligraphy and illumination illustrating an SCA activity and a humorous poem written by Master Christian von Jaueregk.
Want to dedicate the courtly love month to someone special? Perhaps your fighting household would like the month for Pennsic or a guild would like the month about their art? There will be space on each month for a dedication message and the name of the person or group sponsoring it.
Sponsorship is $100 per month. If you’re interested, contact Lady Lucie Lovegood of Ramisgate (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd For (email@example.com). The subject of each month is listed below with its artists.January Feasting Mistress Rhonwen glyn Conwy February Sitting by the fire entertaining Lady Lada Monguligin March Martial Pursuits Lady Sakura’i no Kesame April Equestrian Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh May Courtly Love Mistress Ro Honig von Summerfeldt June Shearing, spinning, weaving Mistress Eva Woderose July Preparing for war Lady Palotzi Marta August Pennsic Baroness Emma Makilmone September Brewing Doña Camille des Jardins October Crown Tourney Doña Isabel Chamberlaine November Sewing Garb Mistress Khioniya Nikolaevna Ryseva December Baking and Cooking Lady Lisabetta Medaglia with Mistress Eleanor Catlyng
More information on how to order a calendar will be available at the beginning of October.
Filed under: Tidings Tagged: calendar, Calligraphy and Illumination
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence.. There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found in the SCA’s period. If you would like to suggest a name, send an email to the Gazette.
Today’s name is Frasier.
A few people have asked about Frasier (or Fraser or Frazier) as a male given name, usually assuming it to be a medieval Scottish name. In fact, it does not appear to have been a period given name. It was a surname found largely in Scotland but occasionally in England.
However, Frasier, Fraser or Frazer can still be registerable as a given name in English and Scots names in the SCA. There is an established pattern of 16th century English surnames having been used as given names. Since we do have evidence of Frasier, Fraser and Frazer as English surnames, that pattern allows these names to be registered as given names.
 “A history of Northumberland” (A. Reid, sons & co., 1930) (http://books.google.com/books?id=iG0gAQAAMAAJ) at p. 129 lists a Robert Frasyer buried in Newcastle in 1577. Margrett Fraser was buried in 1596 in Lincoln, England (“England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JCGM-HTR), Margrett Fraser, 1596; Batch: B03058-2); Henrie Frazer was christened in 1587 in Devon, England (“England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N54M-THG), Henrie Frazer, 02 Feb 1587; citing ILFRACOMBE, DEVON, ENGLAND, Batch: C05121-1).
Filed under: Heraldry Tagged: names
War came upon us all! So it was that Their Imperial Majesties, Emperor Brennan Augustus and Empress Caoilfhionn Augusta, did travel to the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, and attended Pennsic War XLIII, August 2 – August 9, 2014 (AS XLIX).
On Sunday, August 3:
Gavin MacKinnon was called before Their Majesties upon the field of battle. He was inducted into the Order of the Tygers Combatant, and received a scroll by Culann mac Cianain.
Thomas of Effingham was called before Their Majesties upon the field of battle. He was inducted into the Order of the Golden Rapier (he was the 100th), and received a scroll with calligraphy and words by Eleanor Catlyng, illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova
On Monday, August 4:
On the field of battle, after been sent to sit vigil the day before, Ivan Valfrekr Hroereksson was elevated to the Order of Chivalry. He received a scroll by Elsa de Lyon.
On the field of battle, after being sent to sit vigil the day before, Wilham de Broc was elevated to the Order of Chivalry. He received a scroll with illumination by Ro Honig von Somerfeldt, c alligraphy by Eva Woderose, words by Angus Pembridge
On the rapier field, after the battle, Robert Earlson was called before the Crown. He was made a companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier. He received a scroll with calligraphy by Cezilia Raposa, illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova, words by Marguerite ingen Lachlainn
On the rapier field, after the battle, Sorcha Dhocair was called before the Crown. She was made a companion of the Order of the Silver Rapier, and received a scroll by Sorcha Dhocair inghean Uí Ruairc, words by Ulrich Reinhart
In the evening Their Majesties travelled into The Bog. There they found the encampment of Surtr’s Brood, and opened Court. They called before them Gevulfr of Surtr’s Brood, and Awarded Arms to him. Scroll with illumination by Melina al Andalusiyya, calligraphy by Robin dit Dessaint, words by Dankwert Bathory
On Tuesday, August 5:
On the field of battle, after been sent to sit vigil on Sunday, Matthew Moraveous Avdenmork was elevated to the Order of Chivalry. He received a scroll by Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos
On Wednesday, August 6:
At Archery Champions, Their Majesties called before them Godric of Hampton. He in turn presented to Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn newly ranked Master Bowmen: Hope of Quintavia and Gregor von Heisler.
Godric them presented the newest Grand Master Bowman: Alexander von Heisler
In the evening Their Majesties opened up their formal Pennsic Court.
The following gentles received an Award of Arms:
Violante of Settmour Swamp, receiving a metallic scroll by Cormac Mor
Wynflaed of Bergental, receiving a scroll by Eleanore MacCarthaigh
Luther of Clan O’Niall, receiving a scroll by Katherine Barr
Madelaine de Mortaigne, receiving a scroll by þóra Eiríksdóttir
Alexandra Jacobsdochter, receiving a scroll with illumination by Lorita de Siena, calligraphy by Nest Verch Tangwistel
Tina of Lorraine, scroll forthcoming.
Gwenlianna Vachan, scroll by Constance de St. Denis, Eva, etc. (Constance was lead scribe, there were several others involved.)
Karrah the Mischievous was called into court. She was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent, and presented a scroll by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig, words by Lucius Aurelius Varus
Otto Gottlieb was called into court. He was inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent, and presented a scroll with illumination by Camille des Jardins, calligraphy by Christiana Crane, word by Cedric of Thanet
Their Majesties called before them Judith the Uncertain. After having been previously sent out on vigil, she was inducted into the Order of the Laurel, and received a cittern by Arden of Icombe, words by Ana de Guzman
Lillia de Vaux was invited before the Court. Having been previously sent out on vigil, she was inducted into the Order of the Pelican, and received a scroll by Isabel Chamberlaine, words by Alys Mackyntoich
The following children were inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub:
Kyle Williams, receiving a scroll with illumination by Robert of Stonemarche, calligraphy by Harold von Auerbach
Aiden von Sommerfeldt, receiving a scroll by Eva Woderose, words by Michael Acrensus
Rose Erembourc, scroll forthcoming.
Following his writ at Northern Region War Camp, and his previous vigil, Aethelhafoc Cadgfindan (called Aethelhawk Keyfinder) was called before the court. He was inducted into the Order of the Pelican, and received a scroll with illumination by Eleanore MacCarthaigh, calligraphy by Aleksei Dmitriev, words by Tiberius Iulius Primus
Fergus Redmead was called into court. He was named a Baron of the Court, and presented a scroll by Lada Monguligin, words by Ryan McWhyte
Their Majesties called into their court Lottieri Malocchio. They inducted him into the Order of the Golden Rapier, and he received a scroll by Palotzi Marti
Jeanne de Robin was called before the court. In absentia, she was presented with a Queen’s Order of Courtesy. Scroll by Vettorio Antonello. She was also awarded a King’s Esteem of Merit.
Their Majesties welcomed into their court Rainillt Leia de Bello Marisco. After having sat vigil in contemplation, she was elevated into the Order of the Laurel, and received a scroll by Carolyne de la Pointe, words by Jovonne d’Esprit
His Majesty called into the court Dziuginte Litovka. He presented her with the King’s order of Excellence, and she received a scroll by Shadiyah Al-Zhara, words by Yehuda ben Moshe
Their Majesties called before them Johann Lederer. He was awarded a Burdened Tyger, and received a scroll by Sarra Graeham of Birnham
Lucie Lovegood of Ramisgate was called into the court. She was awarded a Burdened Tyger, and received a scroll by Aetheric Lindberende.
Her Majesty called before her the Captain of her guard, Einar Njorthurson (called Billy Fish). She awarded him a Queen’s order of Courtesy, and he received a scroll by Mergriet van Wijenhorst, words by HRM Caoilfhionn Augusta
Their Majesties called before them Kenric æt Essex. He was inducted into the Order of the Laurel, and received a scroll by Fiona O’Maille ó Chaun Coille, words by Toki Redbeard, Latin by Steffan ap Kennydd Gregor von Heisler was called before the court. He was named a Tyger of the East, and received a scroll by Katherine Stanhope, words by Aneleda ofFalconbridge
After court Their Majesties went shopping at Midnight Madness. Their they stopped at the booth of Arastorm the Golden, and presented her with a Writ for a Laurel, with a scroll by Harold von Auerbach
On Thursday, August 7:
Their Majesties did pay a visit to the “War Room”. There, they called forth Tree of the Forest, and made him a Baron of the Court.
Next they called Aiban Carr, and made him a Baron of the Court.
Then they called Manuel de Mierkolas de la Rosa Botella de Mierkoles, and made him a Baron of the Court.
Their Majesties called forth Tomasso Valeriano and Creatura Christi of Oakes. They were each presented with a Grant of Arms.
Before the conclusion of the Pennsic War, the following awards were presented:
Tyzes Sofia (Zsof) was inducted into the Order of the Troubadour
The following gentles were named a Tyger of Valor:
HRH Michael of the West
Jibril al Dakhil
Cedric of Armorica
Antonio Giancarlo Nicastri
Eastern Crown Herald
PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Avelina Keyes, Ryan McWhyte, Alys Mackyntoich, Mylisant Grey, Alesone Gray of Cranleigh, Sabine de Kerbriant, Donovan Shinnock, Brighid MacCumhal, Yehuda ben Moshe, Martyn de Halliwell, Anastasia da Monte, Cezilia Reposa
Filed under: Court, Pennsic
And so it was that Their Majesties, Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn, did travel to the Province of Malagentia and attended the Great Northeastern War on 12 July, 2014 (AS XLIX).
The following gentles were Awarded Arms:
Védís Iðunardóttir, scroll by Magdalena von Kirschberg
Ada Wright, called “The Little Loom Girl”, scroll by Harold von Auerbach
Brenden Crane, scroll with illumination by Lisabetta Medaglia, words & calligraphy by Nest verch Tangwistel
Krystyan Foljambe, scroll by Constance de St. Denis
Sweyn Mac Auliffe, scroll by Robert of Stonemarche, words by Aneleda Falconbridge
Laura of Panther Vale, scroll by Brangwyne of Wentworth
Sam of the Goff, scroll by Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook
Duncan Ian Graham, scroll by Sorcha Dhocair inghean Uí Ruairc, words by Ulrich Reinhart
Solveig Bjorndottr, scroll by Altani Khatagidai
Kasia Farlunder, promissory scroll with illumination by Lady Katharine of Caithness, calligraphy by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte
Ellen of Shrewsbury, scroll with illumination by Agatha Wanderer, calligraphy by Gwillim Kynith, words by Aneleda Falconbridge assisted by Aldreda de Tamwurthe
Michael the Unsure, promissory scroll by Alexandre St Pierre
Audrye Beneyt, scroll by Aldis Thorbjarnardottir
Cecile Du Pearche, scroll by Alisay de Falaise
Elspeth of Endewearde, scroll by Elen Alswyth of Eriskay
Muirenn Ban, scroll by Cristiana Crane
Trian O’Bruadair, scroll by Cristiana Crane
Tobias Troa, scroll with illumination by Camille des Jardins, words by Bryn Millar
Camille des Jardins was called before the court, and inducted into the Order of the Golden Rapier. She received a scroll with illumination by Isabel Chamberlain, words by Michael Acrensis, calligraphy by Anna Mickel von Salm
The following gentles were inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent:
Baintighearna Ruadhnait inghean Ruaidhri, scroll by Emma Makilmone
Sabina Luttrell, scroll by Aleksei Dmitriev, words by Malcolm Bowman & Fergus Redmead
Roland de la Mar, scroll by Anna Mickel von Salm, words by Bryn Millar
Samuel Peter DeBump, scroll with illumination by Camille des Jardins, calligraphy by Anna Mickel von Salam, words by Michael Acrensis
Andre qui boit du Lai was called before Her Majesty Caoilfhionn, and presented with a Queen’s honor of Distinction. Scroll by Eva Woderose, words by Lucien de Pointivy
Having been sent on vigil at the start of the day, Anne Meckil von Salm, known as “Mickel” and Maxton Gunn, known as “Max” were called before the court. They were each inducted into the Order of the Laurel, and received matching books. Hers was bound by Carolyn and Julian de LaPointe, featuring calligraphy by Carolyne de la Pointe, illumination by Camille des Jardins, Q, Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt, words by Aneleda Falconbridge, Jean de Montagne, Sylvia du Vey. His book was bound by Carolyn and Julian de LaPointe, featuring calligraphy by Alexandre St Pierre, illumination by Carolyn de LaPointe, Camille des Jardins, words by Jean de Montagne, Michael Acrensus, Christian Woolfe, Cedric of Thanet, Sorcha Rie Aedh, Aneleda Falconbridge.
It was announced that the proposed Riding of Raven’s Bridge in the capital district of Augusta, Maine that is sponsored by Malagentia was Granted Incipience.
Godric of Hampton presented the War Arrow for Pennsic to Their Majesties.
Duke Kenric announced the Belted Champions Team for the Pennsic War.
The largest number of children to thus far participate in Her Majesty’s Children’s Service initiative were recognized.
The running of the Royal Toy Box occurred
There was an intermission, during which many enjoyed the meaty fruits of the 2nd Wurst Fundraiser.
Eastern Crown Herald
PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Kenric æt Essex, Jean de Montagne, Donnovan Shinnock, Anastasia da Monte, Simona bat Leone, Iain of Malagentia, Cezilia Raposa, Rosina von Schaffhausen, Kirsa Oyutai, Connall An Doire, Andreiko Eferiev and Martyn de Halliwell
Filed under: Court
Thus it was that Their Majesties, Emperor Brennan and Empress Caoilfhionn, did travel to the Shire of Glenn Linn and attended the Northern Region War Camp Meleepalooza on 5 July, 2014 (AS XLIX).
The following gentles were Awarded Arms:
Roynan Stonedune, stone by Kenric æt Essex
Arnbjorn Grettirson, drinking horn by Freygerdr in storrada Halladottir with words by Asgar Roulfson
Aurnia McWard, embroidery by Eleanor le Brun
Snorri Olafsson, word carving with illumination by Ruaidhri MacCrimthainn and calligraphy by Bebhinn inghean Ui Siodhachain (wood carving)
Erland Øx-kné, wood plank by Hawise ferch Meredith
Esperanza Zamora DeLaquava, scroll with calligraphy by Eleanor Catlyng, and illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova
Rosabella de Corvis, scroll by Elisabeth Greenleaf
Saffir Weaver, scroll with Calligraphy & Illumination by Ignacia la Ciega, words by Lady Muirgheall O’Riein
Sabd ingen Domnail, scroll with illumination by Deirdre O’Rourke, calligraphy by Elisabeth Greenleaf
Katherine of Anglespur, scroll with calligraphy & illumination by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig, words by Lucius Aurelius Varus
Kurama Kenshin, scroll by Mariette de Bretagne
The following gentles were inducted into the Order of the Silver Crescent:
Gideon ha-Khazar, scroll by Sunniva Ormstung
Asgar Rolfes sune, scroll by Jan Janowicz Bogdanski
Lorenz Greylever, scroll forthcoming
Óláfr inn orvi Haraldsson, scroll by Aleksei Dmitriev
Wentlyana Bengrek, scroll by Katrusha Skomorokha Negodieva doch’
Ailionora Inghean Ronain was called before Their Majesties, and inducted into the Order of the Maunch. Scroll with calligraphy by Kay Leigh Mac Whyte, illumination by Lillian atte Valeye
Ivar Volosatoi was called before Empress Caoilfhionn, and presented with a Queen’s Order of Courtesy, and received a scroll with calligraphy by Elisenda de Luna, illumination by Renye Wurm
The following children were inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub:
Arthur Tuck, scroll by Aesa Lokabrenna Sturladottir
Magdalena Amarilla, scroll with calligraphy & illumination by Leonete d’Angely, illumination by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova
Lorenz Greylever was called into court, and presented a VERY backlogged (AS XXIV) Tyger’s Cub, scroll by Alayne Alexandra Nyvern Nightwatcher
Borujin Acilaldai was called before Their Imperial Majesties, and inducted into the Order of the Golden Rapier. She received a scroll by Harold von Auerbach
Aethelhafoc Cadgfindan (called Aethelhawk Keyfinder) was called into court. He received a Writ to sit vigil for consideration to be inducted into the Order of the Pelican, receiving a scroll with calligraphy and illumination by Henna Sinclair, words by Pagan Graeme
Having been put on vigil at the beginning of the day, Cristoforo Donatello dei Visconti was presented before Their Majesties, and inducted into the Order of the Laurel. Scroll by Ursion de Gui
Their Majesty’s Unbelted Champions were announced for the coming Pennsic War.
Their Majesty’s Rapier Champions were announced for the coming Pennsic War.
Children participating in Her Majesty’s Service Challenge were presented tokens.
Brendan Firebow led a short chase for the Royal Toy Box
The local Seneschal, Gage Ormesby, named off all those who had made the event happen this day.
Eastern Crown Herald
PS – Thank you for Heraldic assistance to Alethea Eastriding, Alys Mackyntoich, Elizabeth Elenor Lovell,
Filed under: Court
Her Highness Thyra’s Favor is now available! It can be found here. Heaven forbid that anything happen to our beloved Empress and Emperor, but one can never be too prepared.
Filed under: Tidings
There are two new SCA-wide social media groups which rapier fighters may wish to join. The unofficial SCA Society Rapier Marshal’s discussion group can be found on both Google+ and FaceBook.
The G+ community can be found here:
The FaceBook group is here:
Filed under: Fencing, Tidings
Dueña Mercedes Vera de Calafia, East Kingdom Seneschal, shared this link to a very special newsletter. We encourage all to read and reminisce!
I don’t often post things like this, but as a former resident of Settmour Swamp, I think everyone should see the 35th Anniversary Issue of The Mudpuppy, put out by their fabulous chronicler, Baroness Ursula of North Woods. As the SCA Archivist said when he received it “WOW!!! Just WOW!. This issue has raised the bar to cross for group history distribution.” Read it here: August 2014 issue of The Mudpuppy
Filed under: Local Groups, Tidings Tagged: Settmour Swamp
This update was just received from Duchess Anna:
Lady of the Rose Tourney
As the time grows near, We wanted to answer a few questions and update some information for the day.
The Ladies of the Rose have chosen to support the Wounded Warrior Project. Special tokens to commemorate the Rose Tourney will be available for a donation of $5.00 the day of the tourney. Your support of these brave men and woman will be greatly appreciated.
Each Rose has been putting together her team, chosen from outside her household. Additional teams will be assembled on site from the Fighter/Fencers who are not already on a Rose team, so everyone will get a chace to play and have a good time. If you are planning to fight at the tourney, please message Mistress Lylie of Penhyll and let her know you are coming. This will allow us to get the care written and the tourney going quicker, meaning more fighting.
We are Still in need of voice heralds, if you are interested in heralding during the day please contact Master Rowen Cloteworthy.
In addition to the tourney there will be a Populace choice Arts and Sciences display, a Heraldic consultation table, youth fighting, and a short dance class during the day, so lots to do for everyone.
EVERYONE PLEASE NOTE: The Eastern States Exposition (“The Big E”) is in full swing, which may affect hotel availability and traffic in the area. You may want to consider staying a little futher away from the site (Enfield CT to the south, Holyoke or Northamption MA to the north, for example) and leave extra time to travel.
The tourney will be done in rounds. Each round will consist of 3 bouts.
We can fight as many rounds as the day has time for.
Points are tallied at the end of each round.
This is how it will tally up. Each Fight is a possible three bout:
The paired cards are held by the Marshal (having been given to him by a list runner) and given to the combatants to return to the MoL table with the bout outcome. The fighters MUST show up at the MoL table and report their bout outcome.
We tally the scores as the day processes.
At the the end of the tourney we will have: A heavy list winner, a Rapier list winner, and a winning team.
Filed under: Events, Fencing, Heavy List Tagged: Ladies of the Rose
The Barony of Concordia of the Snows (Albany, NY) regrets to announce that due to conditions beyond their control, the upcoming All Things Scribal event scheduled for September 20th has been canceled.
Please consult the East Kingdom Events Calendar for a list of other events taking place that weekend.
Filed under: Events, Official Notices Tagged: All Things Scribal, Cancellation
Ars Scientia Orientalis, the Arts and Sciences Quarterly publication of the East Kingdom is now available. This issue has articles about silkworms, glass beads, Google Earth, and stained glass.
There are currently difficulties hosting it at the Ars Scientia Orientalis website, so it is available here.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences Tagged: a&s, publications
River War takes place in the Barony of Iron Bog on the weekend of September 12-14, and in addition to Equestrian, Heavy List, Fencing, Archery, and A&S activities, a Garb Challenge has been issued by Her Imperial Majesty!
Come dressed as a period interpretation of your favorite Disney Villain, designed however you see fit within the confines of usual SCAdian dress. Her Majesty and a handful of secret judges will be walking around and making a list of their favorites. The creator or wearer of best villain garb will be called into court to receive a special token from Her Majesty. Have fun!
Filed under: Events Tagged: garb challenge, River War
The Stewards of Artifacts of a Life II, Baron Jehan du Lac and Mistress Elizabeth Vynehorn, requested that we spread the word. Start working on your entries now, so we can all be amazed by what you accomplish in a year!
The Barony Beyond the Mountain and the Barony of Carolingia invite the populace of the East to join us on September 26, 2015 for Artifacts of a Life II — an arts and sciences competition with a focus on persona development.
Have you ever looked at your modern family heirlooms and wondered what your SCA persona would leave in your will, or the objects you would have valued during your life? Have you ever wanted to create your own set of grave goods? Of course you have!
Artifacts I, held in 2013, was an inspiring display of work from the populace of the East Kingdom. Entries included a fishing net, starched and dyed Elizabethan ruffs, clothing from various time periods and cultures, furniture, religious items, combs, sewing implements, lace, jewelry, game boards, arrows, mosaics, weapon sheath, eating utensils, and much, much more.
How It Works
New for Artifacts II
Entrant and Judge Feedback Requested
We hope to see you in Carolingia!
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: Barony Beyond the Mountain, BBM, Carolingia