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Northern Region War Camp has New Site and Reservations Process

Mon, 2015-02-16 16:39

Greetings unto the populace of the East Kingdom. The Shire of Glenn Linn would like to extend an invitation to attend Northern Region War Camp, July 2-5, 2015. We will be in a new, much larger location at the Washington County Fair in Greenwich, NY. This year we will have heavy list, youth fighting, rapier for adults and youth, archery, thrown weapons, equestrian, Royal court, A&S classes, merchants, and merchant demonstrations. With a theme of “assassination” this year’s war camp promises to be a fun event for all.

As this is a new site, we are trying a new process to make check in and camp set up occur as smoothly as possible. We are now taking reservations for individuals and groups. We have campsites near the fighting, near rapier, and near equestrian, as well as general camping near water and electric. We even have two household sites still available. Although reservations are not necessary to attend NRWC, they may help you camp near your preferred activity. Campsites are offered on a first come, first served basis.

For more information or to reserve your preferred campsite, please contact Lisabetta vedova di Alessandro, Autocrat for NRWC, at autocrat.nrwc2015@glennlinn.eastkingdom.org

Official Event Announcement for NRWC


Filed under: Archery, Arts and Sciences, Equestrian, Events, Fencing, Heavy List, Thrown Weapons, Youth Activities Tagged: Glenn Linn, Northern Region War Camp

“O” is for Omnibus

Mon, 2015-02-16 12:52

Omnibus Peerage Support Badge

Have you seen this badge at events recently?  —>

If not, you soon will. It is being worn by anyone who wishes to show they support the creation of an omnibus — or umbrella — Peerage to recognize non-rattan martial prowess. It is also being used as (or added to) avatars and profile pictures in various social media.

The badge was created by the Martial Peerage FaceBook group as a way to promote awareness of the movement.

Editor’s note: The badge graphic — and variants for different martial interests — was designed by Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin of AEthelmearc.


Filed under: Archery, Equestrian, Thrown Weapons Tagged: peerages

Q&A: East Kingdom Marshal of Fence

Sat, 2015-02-14 00:38

Don Frasier MacLeod

This is one of a series of Q&A articles with East Kingdom Officers.  The Gazette thanks Don Frasier MacLeod, the Kingdom Marshal of Fence, for answering our questions.

Please describe your job responsibilities.
The office of Kingdom Rapier Marshal is, as the name implies, responsible for Rapier activities in the East.  In its simplest terms, my job is to make sure the game we play is safe for everyone who wants to play.  Some of the duties I am responsible for are the reviewing and writing of Rapier rules and conventions, overseeing Rapier activities at the Pennsic war (every other year at least), and overseeing a staff of both Regional marshals as well as Experimental and Youth deputies.

Do you have a goal for your term?
After 25 years in the Rapier community, the vast majority spent as a marshal at large and local marshal, I felt it was time to step up into the Kingdom Rapier Marshal position.  I very much love the community which fostered me, and this is an incredible opportunity to give back to that community.  During my term I hope to get a set of rules in place for Two Handed Rapiers, I am contemplating a complete rewrite of the Rapier Marshal’s Handbook, and I would like to implement a Marshalate Training Program Kingdom-wide.

What was your first event? And what made you stay?
For me my first official event was Duello II, held in the Barony of Carolingia in November 1989 (if I remember the month correctly).  I had found the SCA through the University of Maine Blade Society and Master Gregory Finche, and fell in love with Rapier combat immediately.  After 25 years I have never once looked back and wished I’d done anything else.  I had found my home, both with the SCA and the sword.

Which people made an impact on you in the SCA and why?
Undoubtedly the most influential person on my life in the SCA was Master Gregory Finche.  Gregory brought me into the SCA, taught me how to fence, and guided me along the path to where I am today.  But more than that he taught me Honor, Dignity, Chivalry, and the responsibility that were all lacking in my life.  Gregory made Frasier the man he is, and I can never thank him enough for that.

Could you share with us a moment – or several moments – that describe what makes the SCA special for you?
One morning, many years ago when Great Northeastern War was at the horse farm on the coast, I woke up very early one morning to heed nature’s call.  On my way back to my camp, I heard something.  I thought I could make it out but wasn’t completely sure what it was.  I followed the sound and the further I went the more clear it became that it was bagpipes.  This particular morning was very foggy, being right on the ocean.  The closer I got the clearer the pipes became until I finally saw what was going on.  Someone from camp was standing, facing the ocean, piping out to the sea in the fog.  Had I not seen this I would never have believed it possible, the moment was truly right out of a movie, and yet there it was.  Moments like that are what make the Society so special for me.


Filed under: Fencing, Interviews Tagged: rapier

Heirs of L’Ile du Dragon Dormant Announced

Fri, 2015-02-13 13:00

Lady Jeanne de Robin and Lady Genovefa Clerica

Baron Angus and Baroness Tadea of L’Ile du Dragon Dormant have announced that their successors will be the sisters Lady Jeanne de Robin and Lady Genovefa Clerica, as decided by Their Majesties Edward and Thyra.  The Investiture will be held in conjunction with the East Kingdom Arts and Sciences Championship on March 7, 2015.  More information about the event is available on the East Kingdom Event Calendar.


Filed under: Local Groups Tagged: L'ile du Dragon Dormant

Announcement from the East KRM

Wed, 2015-02-11 23:59
Unto the Kingdom of the East do I, Don Frasier MacLeod send greetings, I am writing today to announce the filling of my Experimental Deputy position.  I received several outstanding resumes from many highly qualified candidates, and I am pleased to announce that Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranleigh will be taking over the duties of the Experimental Deputy position, effective immediately.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing Experimental Deputy, Don Pascual Del Mar.  I ask you all to welcome Baroness Alesone and give her all the support you can muster.  Welcome Baroness Alesone!! In Service, Don Frasier MacLeod, KRM, East
Filed under: Fencing