Sunday, 30 August 2015

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

The Theme of Their Highnesses Upcoming Reign Revealed!

Greetings Unto the Noble Populace of Ealdormere from Prince Quilliam and
Princess Domhnail!

With our Coronation Day fast approaching, We are issuing a missive to give
people a head start on the theme of our reign. As the season of the Viking
wanes, the sun is rising on the time of the Tudors. Through a spectacular
time warp, the autumn season is going to start at the Field of the Cloth of
Gold in the 1500s!

Some of you may remember a time, generations ago, when Domhnail the 1st was
a proud Saxon queen, who warred (mostly playfully) with a strong Norman
King. Several hundred years later, we look forward to having another Proud
Queen named Domhnail, who will be carrying the Fleur-de-lis of the French
. She will be reigning with a Strong English Tudor King, emblazoned
with the Rose of the Tudors. We are looking forward to a reign filled with
(mostly) friendly rivalry, as the people of Ealdormere establish once and
for all which Monarchy’s star shone the brightest.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Kingdom Awards from Pennsic War

Honors given by Steinarr and Lidr, at Pennsic War, August 6 2015, A.S. 50

Award of Arms
Wily of Ealdormere

Wolfs Cub
Rothgar son of Rorik

Scroll of Honour
Alexander Gladstone
Joceleyne Cranewell
Jack the Pirate
Scribes of the Reign

Kings Favour
Alexander Gladstone
Edward the Red

Scarlett Banner
Rylyn Bucanan
Sibylla of Glindmere
Appolonia Esbjornsdottir

Order of the Wain
Berend Vandereich
Mahault of Swynford

Order of Thorbjorns Hammer
Edward of Flaming Sky


Law Change: ref VI-100 VI-700, VI-701, VI-702 elimination of the office of Chirurgeon as required by B.O.D.and removal of references to it in Kingdom Law.
Policy Change: ref 1.6.1, 1.6.2, 1.6.3, 2.2.1 removal of Chirurgeons Fund as required by B.O.D. and reference to it in Kingdom Policy.
These changes were read into court without the customary posting and poling of populace opinions at the direction of the Society Seneschal in order to comply with directives issued by the B.O.D. that these changes take effect on or  before the 10th of August 2015 (A.S.50)

TRM then asked those Chirurgeons present to stand that they might be recognized for their service in the past and were joined by TRH in thanking them and encouraging them to continue their service in what ever manner the future may hold for such valued services.

New Event Registration Process

Good morning good gentles,

I am writing to alert you to a change in how you should register your event with The Tidings. To ensure that all information required is submitted we have added a google form to the Event Registration page. Starting today. rather than sending an event flyer to the kingdom chronicler, event stewards will need to fill out this form. Please note that the form has certain fields that must be filled out. If you do not have that information ready when filling out the form, you will not be able to submit it.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

In service,


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Marshalate Reporting Update

Good day all,

I am pleased to announce that reporting for the Marshalate has gone electronic.

Thanks to the tireless effort put in by Liadin, Ealdormere Marshals can now do their reports quickly and easily at the following website:

All Group Marshals and Marshals of the Field are required to report by 1 Sep
This will be the first go around with the new reporting method so any constructive criticism will be appreciated ( You can use the Comments box on the form). There may be a few bugs to work out but it looks great at first glance.

Remember that Liadin has put a lot of time and effort to get this going and please thank her for it when you next see her.

To all Marshals....thank you for your great work over the last year and I look forward to seeing your reports.

In Service

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Call for Applicants - President, SCA. Inc.

President, SCA. Inc.
Leslie Vaughn, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced that the SCA Board of Directors is now accepting applications for the position of President of the SCA Inc.

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the position of President of the SCA Inc. This is a position requiring approximately 10-20 hours per week and includes a stipend.

The President is the principal spokesperson for the SCA, Inc. This officer is a liaison between the SCA, Inc. and outside professionals such as attorneys, accountants and insurance representatives. This officer is a contact for the SCA, Inc. for law enforcement, government agencies, and claimants against the SCA, Inc.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

September Issue of The Tidings now Available

The September 2015 issue of The Tidings is now available for all current Sustaining and International members.

To view the newsletter, go to and sign in using your Membership Number as your User ID. The default password is the word start. Readers are advised to change their password to one of their own choosing.

If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact Member Services at (800) 789-7486 or

This Month's Heraldic Registrations

Greetings from Nicolaa Green Mantle!
The following names and armoury have been registered by the Society:
*Berendina Greensleeves. Name.
* Désirée Gabriel de Laval. Device. Per pale wavy Or and purpure, two crosses crosslet fitchy counterchanged.
* Grimr Gandalfsson. Name.
* Northgeatham, Canton of. Device. Per bend wavy argent and gules, a laurel wreath vert and a drinking horn Or.
* Rohais de Guildeford. Device. Azure, a rose and on a chief urdy Or three compass roses azure.
* Þóra Hallbiarnardóttir. Name.
* Yvette de Sancler. Name.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Daytripping: It's a small world.

The Ealdormere Gazette's newest correspondent, Graham Day, writes a bit about his experiences at his first Pennsic in this installment of Daytripping. Daytripping will be an ongoing series by Graham, detailing his adventures in the SCA. Photos in this article are also by Graham.

So, no sh!#, there I was at Pennsic… because I’m told that’s how all of these stories start…  and I get a text from an old university buddy of mine, halfway across the world in Australia. He’s not a Scadian, so I say Australia rather than Lochac. What followed was an exchange that highlights just how small the world can be.

For ease’s sake, I’m going to summarize the conversation.

“Hey mate, one of my online friends is also at Pennsic. Her name is [name]. If you find her, say hello! She’s utterly awesome!”

 “Unless you want to start a group chat with the three of us, chances of finding her are near impossible. There’s about 10,000 people here.”

“Holy sh!#...”

“I’m at [campsite] on [block number]. If she wants to come find me, that’s cool.”

(*pause while he confers with his friend*)

“… she says she goes by the name Augusta, and you’ve been hanging out with her friend Bethoc…”

So from halfway around the planet, my pal tries to introduce me to his friend Augusta…
… who is a member of the Talfryn Tylwyth, with whom I happened to be camping at Pennsic…
… who was herself camping with the Rozakii this year, whose campsite that I’d visited earlier in the day.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Deputy of Youth Policy – Applications Open

Deputy of Youth Policy to the Society Seneschal:

This Deputy position will communicate with Kingdom Seneschals and liaison with Kingdom Youth Officers in terms of the ever changing legal requirements in Youth Policies.  This Deputy is responsible for obtaining information regarding changes in laws in the various jurisdictions of the SCA as each state and province have specific laws in terms of background checks and mandated reporting requirements.This Deputy reports directly to the Society Seneschal.

This Deputy should have prior experience as a Seneschal and/or legal experience;  applicants need not have prior experience as a Youth Officer.Those interested in this position should  complete the form below.  The following documents (in PDF format) will be needed to complete the Application Form:

  • Letter of Intent
  • SCA CV (resume)
  • Mundane CV (resume)

Applications will be accepted from August 10, 2015 until September 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm (noon) EST.

Thank you in advance for all the applications. We will endeavour to acknowledge each one.  The successful applicant will be notified after the October 2015 Quarterly Board of Directors meeting.

Monday, 3 August 2015

ABC News Reports on Pennsic

ABC News was on hand to report on the doings at Pennsic War.

Directors and Corporate Officers Meet & Greet at Battlemoor VI

How different is running a Corporation than running a Kingdom? How is it the same? How do they connect?

The Directors and Corporate Officers will be sponsoring a panel discussion at the upcoming at Battlemoor VI in the Kingdom of the Outlands to answer any questions the membership may have about the modern business of running the Society and its interaction with the game.

Panel Members will include: Director John Fulton (Duke John the Bearkiller), Director Paul Lancaster (Master Stephan of Durham), Corporate Treasurer Therese Hofheins (Mistress Kiara Loftus), and Society NMS Deputy Lynn Shirk (Master Bjorn Paulson).
This gathering will take place on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. One and all are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

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

You may also email

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.