Deborah asked: <<< i will be going to my first garb making meeting, but i would like to make connections, and kind of help my shire get a little better
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The stage at Gulf Wars, built as a place for performers of all types to showcase their art, is celebrating its sixth year. This year the stage is in need of your assistance.
In 1357, A Swiss land owner, Konrad Müller, killed another town resident. In restitution, Müller pledged to provide for a sanctuary lamp at the Catholic church of Näfels. Finally the debt, passed perpetually to his heirs, has been declared invalid.
Hirsch reports that a video of Niccolò Machiavelli's play La mandragola (The Mandrake Root), as performed by the Golden Stag Players at West Kingdom Twelfth Night, is now available to view online.
The following were enacted by Edward and Thyra in the year of the Society forty-seven, sixteenth day of February at Dragonship Haven, in common conference and in the presence of witnesses.
Item. Their Majesties summoned the children of the East Kingdom and shared with them toys donated by la Chambre des Dames d’Alisay and others.
Item. Their Majesties caused those good gentles new to our Society to be brought before the Tyger Thrones, and did gift each with tokens of the day.
Item. Their Majesties convened a great gathering of artisans from across the four corners of the Kingdom and from among their number selected as the most excellent of their day Ose Silverhair, the said Ose to stand as Queen’s Champion of Arts and Sciences for the term of a year, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Dosalena Sofia della Mirandola and Kayleigh McWhyte.
Item. Their Majesties announced that David of Quintavia prevailed in the Master Alexander Younger Memorial Challenge with his creation of a leather bottle.
Item. His Majesty Edward selected Solskinn as the artisan to stand as King’s Champion of Arts and Sciences for the term of a year, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Lassar ingen Aeda.
Item. The Keepers of Athena’s Thimble presented Queen Thyra with a gift of a work bag and accessories for Her embroidery.
Item. Their Majesties accepted the fealty of Lady Sabina Luttrell as the new Kingdom Minister of the Lists.
Item. Their Majesties thanked Mistress Brunissende Dragonette for her service as Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences and accepted the fealty of Lady Gabriella de Bas Serra as the new Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences.
Item. Saint Eligius’ Guild of Enamellers made gifts to Their Majesties and the Kingdom of enameled award medallions.
Item. Cassandra Arques de Northmannia approached the Tyger Thrones and made gifts to Their Majesties and Her Highness of painted miniature portraits.
Item. Their Majesties called Christoffel d’Allaines-le-Comte before the Tyger Thrones and, praising his great labors, inducted him into the Order of the Silver Crescent, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Agatha Wanderer and Gwillim Kyneth.
Item. The aforenamed Order being as of yet incomplete, their Majesties summoned Rosette de Rheims to stand before the Tyger Thrones and thereupon inducted her into the Order of the Silver Crescent in acknowledgment of her many labors, the which deed was memorialized in a document created from a woodcut by Renne Wurm.
Item. His Majesty called before the Court Katrusha the Skomorokh and, praising her manner and garments and talents, inducted her into the King’s Order of Excellence, the which deed was memorialized in a document writ in her native tongue by Michael Acrensis, calligraphed by Carolyne de la Pointe, and illuminated by Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt.
Item. Their Majesties issued a writ to Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook summoning her to appear before the Court upon 9 March in the Barony of the Bridge, there to answer the question of whether she would accept from Their Majesties’ hands the Order of the Pelican, the which writ was composed by Alys Mackyntoich and calligraphed by Eva Woderose.
The first so called was Siobhan ingen Chon Mhara, who has displayed surpassing excellence in spinning, weaving and other fiber matters; Siobhan received gifts and medallions crafted by many and a document created by Elisabeth Greenleaf.
The second artisan so honored was Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea, for her manifold skills in metal working; Xandra received gifts and a medallion and a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich, calligraphed by Kayleigh McWhyte, and illuminated by Ekaterina Volkova.
And I, Alys Mackyntoich, by command of the abovewritten my lord king and lady queen, having been present in the aforesaid Court, swear that all the aforesaid things were done as set forth. Witnesses of all this were Ryan McWhyte and Yehuda ben Moshe.
Photographs by Cateline la broderesse and Ygraine of Kellswood
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Court Tagged: Kings and Queens Champions
Deborah asked: <<< Im a newbie to sca, and just wondering if someone could please correspond with me about basic stuff i need to know? Im honestly rather
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At the King’s and Queen’s Arts and Sciences Champions event yesterday, an overwhelming amount of articles – beautiful, tasty and practical – were exhibited. After careful judging, five finalists were chosen. Photographs of their work is displayed here.
After much deliberation, Lady Ose Silverhair was declared Queen’s Champion. King’s Champion was Lady Solskinn.
Photographs by Cateline la broderesse
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After centuries - and a world-changing divorce - Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are back together, at least in London’s National Portrait Gallery. The portrait of a young Henry VIII and a newly-restored portrait of Catherine, both from the 1520s, now hang together in the gallery. (photo)
Blowing snow and the threat of a blizzard could not keep the ardorous inhabitants of the Barony of Endewearde from their annual winter gathering to celebrate love in all its many expressions.
The Tourney of Love was held this past Saturday February 16th in the Barony of Endewearde. It is a day filled with fighting, fencing, arts, music, food and fun. At stake is the coveted pink baldric of the “Champeen o’ Love”. Only the most ardent and versatile gentle earns the baldric since the right to wear the baldric comes from the entrant’s combined scores in all three of the day’s competitions: Fencing, Arts & Sciences, and Heavy List combat. Lord Ané du Vey has held the esteemed title of Champeen o’ Love for three years running and this year only one contender had the fortitude and versatility to enter all three categories and thus challenge him for the right to wear the pink and lace confection that signifies his status. Read on to find out if Lord Ané kept the coveted baldric or was forced (?) to surrender the magnificent regalia.
Lord Ané made a spectacular entrance to start the day off entering from the high dais of the tournament hall on a cloud and to the sound of trumpets and the gentle harp music of Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge, he welcomed all comers to this day in celebration of that noblest of emotions, and especially noted Master Julien de Lapointe who was the other intrepid combatant entered in all three contests of the day.
The first event of the day was the Fencing tournament in which 21 were entered. When all the tallies had been tallied, there was a three-way tie for first place between Master Julien de LaPointe, Lord Radbod, and Don Jordan Harvey. The tie was resolved, at sword point of course, in favor of Don Jordan Harvey.
A short break in the martial activities gave those gentles offering performances as their entries in the Arts and Sciences competition to present their art. Then the populace was issued tokens with which recognize those artisans on display. They did not have an easy time of it as there were 31 entries ranging across a broad spectrum of arts. The artisan with the most tokens at the end of the day would win the A&S portion of the day.
Then the Heavy List fighters took the field. Eight entrants fought a round-robin and when the dust had settled, the undefeated champion of the heavy list tournament was Lord Ané du Vey.
Throughout the day a fabulous dayboard was presented by Lady Anya Krasnoperkin and her staff, keeping the gallery and the combatants well fortified for their exertions.
Once the last sword thrust had been delivered and the last A&S token tallied, it was time to announce the winners of the day. As has already been stated, Don Jordan Harvey won the fencing tournament and in recognition of this feat, he was presented with a handmade leather flask finely crafted and donated by Syr Cedric of Thanet. Lord Ané du Vey, winner the heavy list tournament was awarded a mighty drinking vessel “for water” which was made and donated by Anna Tarr. The Arts & Sciences competition was won by Triggvy for his performance of the battle march of Tir Mara and he was presented with a beautiful stained glass fleur-de-lis donated by Lord Gwillim Kynith. Triggvy also won the Youth category of the Arts & Sciences competition with his performance.
Then it was time to announce the overall winner of the tournament. The winner was presented not only with the traditional baldric, but also a hot pink great sword crafted by Lord Drottin Broddr Tryggrsson which is nearly as long as the event’s Autocrat Lady Agatha Wanderer is tall. Dubbed the “shaft of love” the prize was bestowed with much giggling and ceremony upon a new Champeen o’ Love: Master Julien de Lapointe.
Following the presentation of prizes the hall was reset for banqueting and an amazing feast was presented by Lady Leofwenn of Wytleseie and her staff. Throughout dinner there was dancing lead by Lord Gwillim Kynith as well as several musical performances. It was a perfect end to a love-filled day of friendly competition in celebration of that most sublime emotion.
Vivat to the beautiful Barony of Endewearde on hosting such a warm and welcoming event to brighten these cold winter days.
Filed under: Events Tagged: a&s, Endewearde, events, fencing, heavy list
THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2013.
Magistra Rosemounde of Mercia and Mistress Jennet of Tewkesbury report that the A&S open will take place on Friday March 15, 2013 at Gulf Wars from 8 AM to 3 PM at Bede Hall, and the surrounding area.
The Board of Directors has granted a one-time variance to the following Society Financial Policy, Section XII, B to allow the Barony of Gyldenholt, Caid to test the PayPal system for accepting credit cards at the Gyldenhold - Calafia Friendship Tournament on March 9, 2013.
Dr Henry Best of the Midrealm reports that his booth at the Pennsic War, Starlit Studios, will be renting retail space at the upcoming War.
On the Unofficial SCA Society Seneschal's Announcement Page, SCA Society Seneschal Erik Langhans (Sir Modius von Mergentheim) reports the latest news on the 2009 lawsuit brought against the Society.
Master Domin d'Alsace reports that Their Majesties Garick and Yasamin of the Kingdom of the Outlands have offered The Honorable Lord Friedrich Wilhelmssohn elevation to the Order of the Laurel.
The Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc. would like to announce the launch of a new Office of SCA Staffing (OSS) as a Special Deputy under the President of the Society.
This Saturday the Barony of Iron Bog is proud to host the second Modern World Collides with the SCA. Would you like to learn about how the modern world impacts the SCA from knowledgeable professionals?
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The Pennsic 42 Combat Archery Marshal-in-Charge reports that changes have been made to the combat archery rules of the 2013 War.
Estrella War is upon us! The Estrella War Main Event Stewards are asking a boon of all attending the Estrella War XXIX, and that is to volunteer for a scant two hours. For the Artisans from every kingdom we have a special request for your volunteer hours, and that it to share the passion and expertise you have for your arts with your cousins from without the Known World.