Sunday, 11 September 2016

Letter to the Barony: Summer Siege

Greetings unto the most noble populace of Skraeling Althing from Baron Shahid and Baroness Catherine.

It was wonderful to see many of you at Summer Siege in Our Canton of Harrowgate Heath. This was a special event for Us, as We had the privilege to witness the elevation of Mistress Alais de Poitiers to the Order of the Laurel.  The weather was fantastic, and the food was, as usual, amazing. Thank you very much to the entire team who put this event on, We had a wonderful time, and I know that many others did too.

We held Our Champion's tournaments for Thrown Weapons and Archery. We would like to announce that, for the second year in a row, Lord Daffyd ap Allen was the Thrown Weapons victor and will stand as our champion for another year. Further, Uwe of Caldrithig was our successful archery victor and has agreed to step up at Feast of the Hare to stand as our Archery Champion. We thank all who participated in the tournaments, and look forward to seeing who will compete to be our Rapier and Armoured champions at Feast of the Hare.

It was Our joy to witness so many of you receive recognition from the hands of Their Royal Majesties.  Congratulations to Lady Sorcha of Kilmongan on receiving an Award of the Maiden's Heart, and to Lord Jonas of Caldrithig, Lord Ulric the Lawless, and Lady Malandra Longwei on receiving their Award of Arms.  Waes hael, everyone!

We would take this time of transition to remind Our populace that taxes are due at Feast of the Hare, on November 5, in Our Canton of Caldrithig.

We are, at heart, an educational organization – and one of the most amazing aspects of the SCA is the amount of knowledge that is freely shared.  The theme for this year’s taxes is ‘Teaching and Learning’. We request that all members of Our populace both teach a skill they know, and learn a new one.

We look forward to hearing your tales of knowledge gained and shared.

In Service,
Shahid and Catherine
Baron and Baroness of Skraeling Althing

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