Thursday, 7 December 2017

Call for applicants, Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences.

Greetings to the citizens of Ealdormere,

As per my previous message, I am now officially advertising for my successor as Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences. Applications should be sent to ealdormere.kseneschal@gmail.com and should include:

1) Reason(s) why you would like to apply for the position
2) SCA resume including previous positions held and areas of involvement, and any valid mundane experience
3) What you would like to do in the position to further the development and growth of arts and sciences in Ealdormere

The role is expected to be a two year commitment, starting at the end of the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Faire in 2018 and stepping down at the end of the Faire two years later, helping out on the day of at this coming A&S Faire. Due to the short timelines, the deadline for applications is February 15. If you have any questions, please forward them to ealdormere.kseneschal@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support during my time in office.

Yours in Service,
Merewen de Sweynesheie
Outgoing Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences

Call for applicants, Deputy Marshal of target archery and thrown weapons.

The Following is a missive from the Society Marshal.

Greetings to you all, and fair time of day.

My deputy for target archery and thrown weapons has begged leave to step down. As she has been in the position since 2006, I can expect no more from her (!)

At this time I am announcing that the office is open to all who would apply for it. I will accept applications for the position until January 15th, with a view to interviewing applicants and having a selection available for my quarterly report to the Board in April. Hopefully this schedule will allow for applications, due consideration of the candidates, and a decent transition of the office.

Any interested gentles should submit a cover letter, modern and SCA resume to myself (marshal@sca.org) and my target archery and thrown weapons deputy Mistress Lynette (archery@sca.org).

My ask of you is that you disseminate this information on my behalf to the archers in your kingdoms, and especially to the thrown weapons community, as they are often neglected as far as information flow is concerned.

Regards,

Gravesend

Marshall of the Society

Wassail 2017

Greetings and salutations unto the populace of Ealdormere.

I had the pleasure of attending my first Wassail earlier this month.

 Where to start? Many merchants with wonderful wares for sale. A table full of fabulous prizes for attendees to buy; should they have enough tokens. Their Excellencies Ramshaven held a dirty dozen donation drive for largess and many lovely items were donated. A smorgasbord of soups was laid out and you'd have been hard pressed to try them all. Later in the day, there was feasting, so much feasting and music and song. Unexpectedly, I found myself helping to serve the feast. Another first, thankfully I got a crash course from the more seasoned kitchen staff. It was a most enjoyable day and I was glad to have made the journey.

What follows are more complete accounting of the days events. First from King Edward and Queen Rylyn. Second, from the event steward Fearghas Mackenna. And, last, but not least an account of the court generously recorded by  Nicolaa Rouge Estoile.  


Photo courtesy of Fraye Blackwood


Greetings from King Edward and Queen Rylyn.

What a wonderful day yesterday at Wassail! Thank you to Our home canton of Bryniau Tywynnog for hosting us.

Thank you to our first time autocrats and their staff for a well run event. 

Thanks to the head cook and her staff, as well as all the servers, for a delicious well, presented feast.

The Soup table was plentiful and varied. Thank you to the lunch coordinator and everyone that brought soup to share.


As always the bar had a plethora of drinks to try. Thank you for your wonderful job.


Our thanks to all of the marshals that helped out for the tournaments. Also, those combatants that made toys for tots successful.


Congratulations to Mistress Catronia on her elevation and Mistress Eyrny on her vigiliing.

Merchants had an amazing array of goods. And I got a hippopotamus for Christmas.


Those that do all the work of set up and tear down deserve our thanks too.


And to all of you that came out to celebrate with us. Thank you
Edward, Rex, and Rylyn , Regina




My Lords and Ladies - and especially our most generous martial combatants - it's my pleasure to announce that the donations to the Toys For Tots tourneys have been given to the Kitchener Fire Station on Queen's Boulevard.

I've been in communication with the Station, and they've thanked us for our generosity.

The toys will be sent to the local Knights of Columbus for distribution; the cash donations - a heart-warming $234 - will be sent to the Kitchener Food Bank, so that their mighty purchasing power can be used to help families across Waterloo Region to have a brighter holiday season.

Thank you, one and all, for your kindness at Wassail.
YIS,
Fearghas Mackenna, Event Steward, Wassail 2017.

Photo courtesy of Fraye Blackwood



An account of the courts of Their Majesties Edward and Rylyn, the third of their names, at Wassail in Bryniau Tywynogg on the second day of December in the fifty-second year of the Society.

During the afternoon, the rapier tourney was interrupted by Duchess Kaylah, who begged a boon of Their Majesties as a Master of Defense to add Eyrny Ormarsdottir to that Order. She is to be elevated at a later date to be determined.

Court resumed with the elevation of Catriona ingen Ragnaill to the Order of the Pelican. Having sat her vigil earlier in the day, Catriona approached Their Majesties and it was confirmed she was indeed wearing the appropriate Pelican stockings. Vicountess Kaellyn, speaking as a Royal Peer, asked for forgiveness for her many lies to Catriona, including "being a baronial exchequer is easy!", "being entourage is easy!", and "being a kingdom exchequer is the easiest job of all!" She mentioned that Catriona had helped conduct the first-ever audit and had left with all of the local exchequers actually liking her. Graf Siegfried then brought the words of Prince Baldric as a knight and Magistra Nicolaa the words of Dame Sarra Graeham as a Laurel, as neither could attend. Duchess Kaylah spoke as a Master of Defense (noting Catriona's ability to hide axes upon her person), Baroness Christiana as an Axe Maiden, and Lord Jobjorn spoke as an adopted grandson. After being presented with the hereditary medallion and hearing its lineage recited by Duchess Dagmar, receiving a second medallion from Her Majesty, and a coat presented by Baroness Margaret, Mistress Catriona swore fealty upon the Great Axe of the Kingdom. The scroll, exquisitely tiny, was by the hand of Lord Adnar.

Leave was granted to their Excellencies Penn and Lucia to hold Court, at which the tourney victors were announced and various honours distributed.

The Court of Their Majesties then continued with the acceptance of three new members into the White Wolf Fian. Baron Penda had built a complete set of smithing tools, including a great forge. THL Anne of Saffron Waldon had, in her words, "grown a tunic." This included growing, processing and spinning flax, weaving the cloth, and sewing it into a tunic in the style of the St. Louis shirt. Baroness Sybilla had made a box, including splitting, trimming and planing the wood and forging the nails and hinges. All three members were received with great enthusiasm. 

Kitta Mjoksiglandi was called forward and bestowed with an Award of Arms for her devotion to archery and the arts (particularly in weaving). Scroll by Magistra Nicolaa.

Fearghus Mackenna was then called into Court and awarded Arms. As he is a cook, the text by Lord Graham Day was in the form of a recipe, and the illumination by Rykeld featured an image of a certain Chef from Sweden. Bork bork bork. 

Thyri the Spinner was then called forward and awarded Arms, with the scroll wrought by Mistress Catriona.

Baron Tristram of Galador was brought before Their Majesties. His Majesty explained that Baron Tristram had been accounted a fine fighter in the early days of Ealdormere, but had not been seen in our Courts for many years. As he has returned to us now, it has again been noted that he has some skill in armour, and had never received recognition from the Kingdom, and so was awarded the Award of the Scarlet Banner, with the scroll by Lord Adnar.

Their Majesties called forward their Order of Thorbjorn's Hammer. His Majesty then noted that Baron Penda had shown great skill in melee combat and increasingly in the lists as well, particularly in Crown Tourney the week before, and made him a Companion of the Order of Thorbjorn's Hammer. Scroll wrought by Magistra Nicolaa.

Their Majesties then called forward all who were attending an event for the first time. After some kerfuffle, the Barbarians produced a gentleman who was then given a cup by Their Majesties and encouraged to return to Ealdormere's halls.
Business thus concluded, Court was closed.

As witnessed and recorded by Nicolaa Rouge Estoile.

Upcoming events December 2017 through November 2018

Here's what's going on in the Kingdom. If you don't see your event here, or our information is incorrect, please let us know and we'll get it sorted out. For more information click the links; they lead to event pages.

December 2017

Dec. 10   Dessert Revell in Rising Waters
Dec. 16   Northgeatham Solstice feast at Glyndmere
Dec. 17   Mondah Yule party and day of dancing and music
  

January 2018

Jan.6     50th Birthday bash in Ben Dunfirth
Jan.6     Skraeling Althing Twelfth Night 
Jan.6     Trinovantia Nova A& S Social

February 2018 


March 2018

Mar. 24 Kingdon A&S in Ben Dunfirth

April 2018

May 2018

May 26  Spring Crown Tournament in Trinovantia Nova

June 2018

 June 7-10  Murder Melee in Ben Dunfirth (Event page to follow)


July 2018

July 13-15  Skraeling Althing Baronial Muster (Event page to follow)

September 2018

Sept. 8   Feast of the Bear in Eoforwic (Even page to follow)
Sept. 15  Stone the Crows in Trinovantia Nova (Event page to follow)

November 2018

Nov. 3   Feast of the Hare in Skraeling Althing (Event page to follow)
Nov. 10 Baronial Birthday Bash in Rising Waters (Event page to follow)
  

 

 

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Doors, you shall not close!

Greetings and salutations unto the populace of Ealdormere! 

The gazette has a new hand on the tiller. If it's only half as steady as the last one we'd still be fortunate.

I'm doing my best to hit the ground running, come out swinging, get the ball rolling and a host of other idioms. I've already started cross posting  on Facebook and doing my best to aggregate interesting tidbits as they come my way. I hope to hear from anyone with upcoming events, story ideas, or news from around the kingdom. Message me, email me, send up a flare, do whatever you need to get your information to me and I'll do what I can to keep the populace up to date.

Please, don't hesitate to let me know what I can do to continue the fine work of my predecessor. I want all of your hands on the tiller too. Get in touch as I'd be grateful to hear what direction the populace wants the gazette to take.

YIS

Aleksander

Monday, 4 December 2017

Ealdormere Gazette Possibly Shutting its Doors

Greetings to Ealdormere,

I regret to inform you that I will no longer be working on the Ealdormere Gazette. It was a fun experiment but I don't think it has met its potential. It is a large project and in other kingdoms Gazettes have multiple people working on them. While I have tried to get other people involved with our Gazette I have not been successful in doing so.

I am, however, not just going to shut the doors. If anyone is interested in taking over the reins please PM me before the end of the month.

YIS,

Colyne

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

[Announcements] President's Announcement - AmazonSmile Program

Greetings unto the Populace of the SCA,

As 2017 comes to a close, we wanted to update you on our partnership with the AmazonSmile program.  As of November 2017, AmazonSmile has donated an additional $880.68 to the Society For Creative Anachronism, Inc. for the period of July 1 to September 30.

The total received from AmazonSmile since July, 2014 totals $8,304.48.

It is your continued participation in this partnership that has made it a great success.  For those of you already participating, we send you a big thank you.  We appreciate your continued support of this partnership and SCA Inc.

For those who haven’t heard of the AmazonSmile program, here is the original announcement:

Many of us shop at Amazon for a wide range of products.  Did you know that the SCA can benefit from each purchase you make at no additional charge to you?
Here’s how:
  • Go to smile.amazon.com.
  • Sign into your account and a “pop up” page will appear.
  • On the right side of the page, at the bottom is a “search” window.
  • Type in: Society for Creative Anachronism and click the search button.
  • Click on the top one and you are done. 
Your donations will be automatic for any purchase within the Amazon Smile program (which is most merchandise). 
 
You can also use the following link:  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-1698556
Amazon donates 0.5% of each purchase to the non-profit organizations of your choice and the Society for Creative Anachronism is one of those organizations.  This is a painless way to support our organization.  These donations will be deposited quarterly from the AmazonSmile Foundation into a separate SCA corporate account dedicated for these donations.
What is the AmazonSmile Foundation?

The AmazonSmile Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation created by Amazon to administer the AmazonSmile program.  All donation amounts generated by the AmazonSmile program are remitted to the AmazonSmile Foundation.  In turn, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates those amounts to the charitable organizations selected by their customers.  Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile.

Here at SCA Inc., we thank you, and wish all of you well in 2018. 

Yours in Service,
John Fulton
President, Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

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

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

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.

Monday, 13 November 2017

December Tidings Now Available

We are pleased to let you know that the December 2017 electronic newsletters are available for your review.

To access, please go to:

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Kind Regards,
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Thursday, 9 November 2017

Call for Applicants - Society Webminister

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Webminister.  

This position reports to the SCA Board of Directors through the Office of the President. The Society Webminister is a supervisory position of Kingdom Webministers, and is not involved in maintenance of the Corporate website (www.sca.org).

The Society Webminister is responsible for the following duties:

1.  Ongoing development and revision of the Society Webminister’s policies and procedures, as detailed in the Society Webminister Handbook. This work will include solutions for website issues as they develop; observing trends; awareness of potential issues and streamlining webministry policies to provide better service to the SCA.

2.  Develop and enforce clear guidelines for local SCA group websites based on the standards found in the Society Webminister’s Handbook.

3.  Warranting of kingdom-level Webministers.

4.  Supervision of all kingdom-level websites, including proper use of domain names, monitoring content, regular reporting from Kingdom Webministers, and enforcement of the Society Webministry policies and procedures.

5.  Acting as a subject matter expert and resource regarding issues related to websites at the kingdom and local levels.

6.  Quarterly reporting to the Board of Directors for the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Required Qualifications:

*  Moderate to expert proficiency in web-related technologies (e.g. HTML, Java, PHP, ASP, web hosting issues, etc.);
* Microsoft Word proficiency;
* The ability to clearly communicate via email, phone, and in written reports; and
* Dependable email access, internet, and phone access.

Desired Qualifications:

* Prior experience as a Webminister in the SCA; and
* Prior experience as an officer at the Kingdom or Baronial level.

Those interested in the position of Society Webminister should submit hard copies of résumés (both professional and SCA related, including offices held and honors) to the attention of ‘The Board of Directors’, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789. Electronic courtesy copies should also be sent to resumes at sca.org and it at sca.org. The deadline for applications is extended until December 31, 2017.


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

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

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.

Friday, 3 November 2017

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE - Society Minister of Arts and Sciences

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of Richard Le Mons (Seigneur Etienne Le Mons d'Anjou) to the Society Officer Staff.

Richard has accepted the position of Society Minister of Arts and Sciences. He will be taking over the job from Erik Contreraz, (Master Raven Mayne, OL), who was kind enough to handle an extended tour in the position.

The Society Minister of Arts and Sciences is responsible for fostering the study of period culture and technology, and methods for producing historically accurate artifacts and performances. The duties include coordinating the efforts of kingdom Arts and Sciences officers, and promoting the dissemination of accurate information about the fields under study.

The Board would like to take this opportunity to welcome Richard, as well as to thank Eric for his service and dedication.

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

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

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.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

REQUEST FOR COMMENTARY - Proposed Changes – By-Laws and Corporate Policies

Currently open for commentary is a proposal for changes to the By-Laws and Corporate Policies for the Society for Creative Anachronism. The reasons for the suggested changes are to clarify confusing language, eliminate antiquated terms, and to correct grammar errors.

Due to the number of corrections requested, the documents along with the proposed changes have been posed on the SCA website to facilitate review of same. This file can be located at:


All members are encouraged forward their opinions for consideration. Comments may be mailed to:       Comments / By-Law Changes
            SCA Inc.
            Box 360789
            Milpitas, CA 95036

Comments may also be emailed to comments@lists.sca.org. Please use “By-Laws Changes” in the subject line.  Commentary will be accepted until January 15, 2017.


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

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

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.

REQUEST FOR COMMENTARY - Proposed Corpora Change - Corpora IV.E.

Currently open for commentary is a proposal for a change to Corpora IV.E. Reason for suggested change is to clarify confusing language. Corpora currently reads:

ROYALTY, E. Limitations:
3.  Royalty may delegate:
a. the decision-making powers on legislation, distribution of armigerous awards and orders, or banishment, or
b. signature authority for warrants and rosters to territorial princes and princesses within their Kingdom.
Royalty may not delegate these powers or authorities to anyone else.

The proposed change reads as follows:

ROYALTY, E. Limitations
3. The Crown may delegate the following authority to those territorial princes and princesses within their Kingdom and may not delegate these powers or authorities to anyone else:
a. decision making powers on legislation of principality law with the approval of the Crown.
b. distribution of armigerous award and orders with prior approval of the Crown: the  distribution of armigerous awards and orders may also be granted to Landed Barons and Baronesses with the approval of the Crown.
c. banishment within the principality with prior approval of the Crown.
d. signature authority for warrants and rosters with prior approval of the Crown.

All members are encouraged forward their opinions for consideration. Comments may be mailed to:  Comments / Corpora IV.E.
            SCA Inc.
            Box 360789
            Milpitas, CA 95036

Comments may also be emailed to comments@lists.sca.org. Please use “Corpora IV.E.” in the subject line. Commentary will be accepted until January 15, 2018.


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

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

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.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE - CORPORATE TREASURER AND SOCIETY EXCHEQUER

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of Mazelle Attiya (Maistresse Alysia Gabrielle de Fourgeres, OL, OP) and Roberta Tower (The Honorable Lady Elonda Blue Haven) to the Society Officer Staff.

Mazelle has accepted the position of Corporate Treasurer, taking over the job from the capable hands of Therese Hofheins (Mistress Kiara Loftus, OP). The Corporate Treasurer administers the finances of the corporate office of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Roberta has assumed the position of Society Exchequer from the hard-working Kathy Palmer (Mistress Katherine Angelique d'Artois de Berry, OL, OP). The Society Exchequer compiles financial information reported by all local branches of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., to be used in the SCA's tax returns and other financial reports.

The Board would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mazelle and Roberta, as well as to thank Therese and Kathy for their service related their work in these very essential positions.

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

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

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.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Royal Court at Althing

An account of the Court of His Majesty, Quilliam Rex, at the Althing in Holmgardr, the ninth day of September in the fifty-second year of the Society.

AElfwyn swearing fealty.
Photo by Dame Asa Gormsdottir (Eve Harris)
A veche to select a new knyaz for the city of Novgorod had taken place (with THL Bjarn being acclaimed by the people as well as by TE Septentria, Their Highnesses, and His Majesty). At the conclusion, it was asked whether there were any other matters of law to discuss. HE Brand stated that he knew of a matter of justice still outstanding from the reign of Nigel and Adrielle. This was supported by HE Xristinia, Mistress Keja, and Duchess Jocea. They were asked to approach the throne and Court was opened. Their Graces Nigel and Adrielle were called forward and confirmed that the matter was indeed decided during their reign, but they had failed to act. After conferring together, a decision was arrived upon and His Majesty nodded his assent. HE Xristina then begged a boon that Sir Ælfwyn Langanwuda be elevated to the Order of the Pelican. Sir Ælfwyn was then called before His Majesty, and the Order of the Pelican was called forward and asked whether this was their will, and they provided their assent. Duke Nigel then spoke as a Knight, Mistress Wencenedl as a Laurel, Maestra Jocelyn as a Master of Defence, and Duchess Adrielle as a Royal Peer. His Majesty then set Ælfwyn's wergild at 300 shillings and she was elevated to the Order. Master Percival presented the legacy medallion and Mistress Keja a hood upon which were placed two Pelican pins that had been owned or gifted from Mistress Etaoin. After Ælfwyn swore fealty, the scroll, scribed and limned by Dame Asa with the text in the ancient tongue, was read in the modern tongue and the new Pelican greeted her Order.

October Tidings Available!

We are pleased to let you know that the October 2017 electronic newsletters are available for your review.

To access, please go to:

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At the top of the screen are the membership options.  Click the button for newsletter access on the far right.  This will open the directory of Kingdoms which remains unchanged.

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If you have any difficulties or questions, please email membership@sca.org.  Include your Legal Name, membership number,daytime phone number, and a brief  explanation of the problem you're experiencing.

Kind Regards,
The Membership Staff

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Format for Crown Tourney of Edward and Rylyn Announced

Greetings to the Peo­­ple of Ealdormere fr­om Prince Edward and Princess Rylyn,
At the Kingdom moot at War of the Trilli­­ums we had a great deal of discussion ab­out participation in Crown Tournaments. This is fortuitou­s, as the time has come when We must sta­rt planning for Our Cr­own Tournament in the Fall.
To that end, We wou­­ld call upon every fighter in Ealdormere to think upon Crown Tournament to be he­­ld in the Barony of Rising Waters in No­v­ember of this year. In Ealdormere, fi­gh­ters and their co­nso­rts think long and hard about the bu­rdens of the Crown and take this respons­ibil­ity very seriou­sly. While We appla­ud th­is careful con­sidera­tion, it is also one of Our major goals for this tour­nament that We get to see more people in­volved. We believe that we have devised a form­at to do just that, and We will need the assistance of many of you, even if you choose not to compete in the tou­rnament.
As is Traditional, We would now call up­­on all those wishing to compete in this Crown tournament to put forth their lett­­er of intent. Plea­se see below in Our letter, as well as Our Seneschal's letter for requirements.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Court of Their Majesties Ealdormere. Pennsic War 2017

An account of the Court of Their Majesties, Quilliam Rex and Tangwystl the Queene held within the Great Hall at the 46th Pennsic War in the Debatable Lands.
THL Mannic was called into court and brought forth the Ealdormere War Standard. As is tradition, the standard is given to one who had shown prowess upon the field, to fly in his or her camp until the next battle. Baron Richard Larmer was called forward to receive the banner for safekeeping for his actions within the Allied Champions battle earlier that day.
Their Majesties invited Master Ruslan to come forward. He had heard tales of the elevation of Duchess Kaylah to the Orders of Defense and Pelican at in the same ceremony earlier this year, but had been unable to attend. He called her forward to receive a medallion, which he had to go back to his seat to fetch. He dragged forward a heavy disk, the size of a shield, to great amusement, and bestowed it upon Her Grace.

Friday, 11 August 2017

September Tidings Available

We are pleased to let you know that the September 2017 electronic newsletters are available for your review.

To access, please go to:

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At the top of the screen are the membership options.  Click the button for newsletter access on the far right.  This will open the directory of Kingdoms which remains unchanged.

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Kind Regards,

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Ealdormere Battlefield Court, Pennsic

An account of the Court of Their Majesties Quilliam Rex and Tangwystl the Queene, held upon the battlefield at the 46th Pennsic War within the Debatable Lands
Their Majesties instructed their rapier fighters to assemble and present themselves before Their Majesties William and Isolde of the Middle Kingdom, who opened Their Court. Warder Andreas Blacwode, premier of the Order of the Bronze Ring, then begged a boon of Their Majesties. Andreas had not had the opportunity to fight for Queen Tangwystl when she had once ruled in the Middle, but he had done so on this day, and seen the fighters of the Wolf serve as the teeth of the Dragon. Their Majesties William and Isolde were in agreement, and the rapier fighters of Ealdormere were given the Award of the Dragon's Teeth. It is to be noted that the armoured fighters of the fledgeling Principality of Ealdormere, with Tangwystl as its first Princess, were one of the first two groups to receive this award in AS 25.
Returning to the Ealdormere presence upon the field, Their Majesties asked Duchess Kaylah to relate some of the deeds of valour done that day. Several deeds were mentioned, most particularly the work of THL Lars Erikson in serving as rapier commander. She then begged a boon and asked that Lars be elevated to the Order of Defence. Court was opened, the candidate was called forward. After hearing words of support from Sir Baldric, Master Albrecht (read by Her Majesty in absentia), Mistress Eyrny, and Prince Edward, Lars was immediately elevated to the Order of Defense, swearing his oath of fealty on the hereditary sword of the Order.
Recorded by Nicolaa Rouge Estoile, acting as herald to Their Majesties.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Date Change for Pennsic First Authorizations

The last date to authorize in heavy combat for Pennsic has been changed to Saturday, July 22, per the Pennsic website here.
You have two more days!
Pennsic fighters - Aine
Fighters at Pennsic. Photo by Lady Àine ny Allane.