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:

members.sca.org
Log in with the same login information that you use to renew your membership.There is even an option to "remember me on this computer", so you don't have to enter in your login information each time!

The nuances of logging in are on the left side of the screen, including methods for getting help.

Once you are logged in: 

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.

Note that on the directory of Kingdoms, there is a folder marked Archives.  This is where the older issues of the electronic newsletters are maintained.  These files currently go back to March 2012 when we first introduced electronic newsletters.

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,

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.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Board Committees Openings Announcement

The Board of Directors is seeking nominations from the populace for individuals to serve as members of the following Board Committees:

Youth Activities Committee
Mission: Completion of design and implementation of YAFA programs.

Risk Management Committee
           Mission: to oversee insurance, legal, and related matters.

If you are interested in serving on any of these Committees, please send a letter of interest, together with your SCA and mundane resumes to Richard Sherman (rsherman@director.sca.org).

If you would like additional information, or have any questions about the Committees or the nomination process please contact Mr. Sherman or the Corporate Office.

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.

Archery Marshals Needed for Peace Week at Pennsic

Shooting at Pennsic, 2004.
Photo by Master Eirik Andersen.
Greeting unto all known world archers and archery marshals, from Master Godric of Hamtun Pennsic Archery Coordinator.
It is very apparent that there is a need to have the archery range at Pennsic Officially staff during peace week as Pennsic has truly become a full two week event. So, In consultation with the Pennsic archery leaders. Pennsic archery is pleased to make the following announcement:
"A portion of the archery range will be officially open on Aug 2, 3, 4 (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) From 11 am to 3 pm each day. This is just for practice and Royal Rounds, no war points will be shot during these additional hours.These peace week hours will allow more archery fun for all.
To all archery marshals, we will need marshals to help staff these additional 6 two hour shifts. We would need a minimum of 4 marshal each shift. If you can, please consider volunteering some of your time to make this new change happen.
This change has come about because so many people want to be able to shoot during peace week.
Thank you
in service
Master Godric of Hamtun
Pennsic Archery Coordinator

Monday, 17 July 2017

Society Anti-Bullying Policy Effective Immediately

Originally posted in the Midrealm Gazette:

From the Society Seneschals Handbook:
XXIV. SOCIETY SENESCHAL POLICIES & INTERPRETATIONS
4. Harassment and Bullying
The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups.
Harassment and bullying includes, but is not limited to the following:
  • offensive or lewd verbal comments directed to an individual;
  • the display of explicit images (drawn or photographic) depicting an individual in an inappropriate manner;
  • photographing or recording individuals inappropriately to abuse or harass the individual;
  • inappropriate physical contact;
  • unwelcome sexual attention;
  • retaliation for reporting harassment and/or bullying.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Position Opening - 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.
The Society Webminister is a supervisory position, and is not involved in maintenance of the Corporate website (www.sca.org).
The Society Webminister is responsible for the following duties:

Position Opening - Society Minister of Arts and Sciences

Society Minister of Arts and Sciences

The Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking candidates for the position of Society Minister of Arts and Sciences (MOAS), which is a warranted 3-year term of service.
The Minister of Arts and Sciences is the officer responsible for reporting on the artistic programs of the SCA, fostering the study of medieval culture and technology, and for promoting methods for producing historically inspired artifacts and performances. 

Position Opening - Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations

Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations.

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is now accepting applications for the position of Society Seneschal (Vice-President for Operations). This is a part-time, paid position, which requires approximately thirty plus hours per week.

Applicants must possess strong telephone skills, and be very capable of interacting with unique SCA personalities.  The ability to process and distill large amounts of information from different sources is a requirement.  Organizational and problem solving skills are essential.  Having held a Kingdom Seneschal position, while not required, is preferred.  Applicants must possess enough space at home for a medium sized office, have immediate access to internet, PC and printer, and possess word processing skills.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

New Heraldic Acceptances!

Greetings populace. Another notification from your Seeblatt Herald. Here are the most recent accepted names, devices, and badges!
* Alicia Marie de Flers. Device. Argent, a demi-harp gules issuant from a base wavy barry wavy vert and argent, on a chief gules three suns in splendor argent
* Dafydd ap Owen ap Cole. Name.
* Dietrich von Sachsen. Alternate name Akashi Matatarou Terumoto.
* Elsa Mikkelsdottir. Name.
* Erick Brewer. Badge. (Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to chief Or mullety gules.
* Mi'namoto Natsume. Name.
* Mori Shiome. Name and device. Azure, three dragonflies in pall conjoined at the tails Or.
* Mori Shiome. Badge. (Fieldless) Three dragonflies in pall conjoined at the tails Or.
* Ragnheiðr Hróaldsdóttir. Device. Argent, on a fess wavy azure two eyes argent irised gules and in chief three forget-me-nots azure.
* Shimazu Kojirou Nobuhisa. Name.
* Tanegashima Masako. Name and device. Argent, in fess two leaves and a bordure gules.
Nice device!
* Tanegashima Matagorou Hiromoto. Name and device. Argent, in saltire two arrow fletchings within an orle, a bordure sable.
* Thyri the Spinner. Badge. (Fieldless) A fox's tail couped tip to chief argent mullety purpure.
* Yamagata Yukiko. Name.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

August 2017 Newsletters are UP!

We are pleased to let you know that the August electronic newsletters are available for your review.
To access, please go to:
members.sca.org
Log in with the same login information that you use to renew your membership.There is even an option to “remember me on this computer”, so you don’t have to enter in your login information each time!
The nuances of logging in are on the left side of the screen, including methods for getting help.
Once you are logged in:
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.
Note that on the directory of Kingdoms, there is a folder marked Archives.  This is where the older issues of the electronic newsletters are maintained.  These files currently go back to March 2012 when we first introduced electronic newsletters.
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, 2 July 2017

Royal Court Report: War of the Trillium 2017

An account of the courts of Their Majesties Quilliam Rex and Tangwystl the Queene at Trillium War, the first day of July in the year of the Society LII.
Court was opened upon the field in the early afternoon as the Barbarian who could not be found at Murder Melee was spotted beside the listfield. Tannin was called forward by Their Majesties and presented with a jar of dirt. A hide was unfolded bearing writing that explained that said Tannin was being created a Baron of the Court, and that said jar bore the land over which he has dominion, and wherever a little of it be scattered, that would be considered his lands. Also set out were terms of tithes of livestock, gold, and drink to Their Majesties and the Baron of Ben Dunfirth. He was invested with a coronet of bone to confirm his new station.
Court was reopened in the evening after a delay due to the local weather deities.
The Ealdormere Waits were summoned forward. Master Martin indicated that this group of musicians now had proper registered heraldry and that a charter had been presented to Their Majesties for their signature. The charter was produced, already signed and sealed, and was read into the record. With the charter accepted by Master Martin, the Waits departed, but Her Majesty indicated that one Jamie fitz Mordain, a dancer, did not have leave to depart. Several members of the Queen's Rapier Guard surrounded him to ensure he stayed. It seemed that reports of his activities, such as dancing in church on Sundays, occupying the time of the Caldrithig musicians with his research, and other such deeds had been reported, and such were confirmed by Master Martin, Mistress Emma, and Mistress Marie. It seemed that the only remedy for such a troublemaker was to beg a boon for him to be admitted to the Order of the Laurel for his dance research and teaching. Their Majesties agreed that this was a right and proper thing, and a writ was read out that he might sit his vigil and be duly elevated in the Great Hall in the Debatable Lands at Pennsic.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Marshal's Point at Pennsic Seeks Volunteers

Marshals survey the action. Pennsic 2016.
Photo by Master Eirik Andersen.
According to a post in the East Kingdom Marshal Rules & Clarifications group on Facebook, Marshal's Point at Pennsic this year is sorely in need of volunteers:

This year Marshal's Point is going to need more help than normal. If you're going to help, please plan on spending a few hours at the point helping. If everybody does 3 hours the burden won't be put too heavily on anybody. The work will be weighted toward the beginning of war week. Spread the word to other groups, please.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Archive of Newsletters Needs new Home

A missive from Maister Colyne Stewart, as posted to several Facebook groups:

For several years now I have been collecting every SCA newsletter or magazine that I could get my hands on. However, I am afraid that I no longer have the space for the amassed archive (it takes up 4 or 5 plastic totes). Therefore I am looking for someone to pass these treasures on to. If you are interested in giving this small library of our past a new home, please let me know. 
A partial list of the collection's contents are here.

 If you can house this collection, please contact Maister Colyne.

Monday, 12 June 2017

July 2017 Newsletter Reminder Notice

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

To access, please go to:

members.sca.org
Log in with the same login information that you use to renew your membership.There is even an option to "remember me on this computer", so you don't have to enter in your login information each time!

The nuances of logging in are on the left side of the screen, including methods for getting help.

Once you are logged in: 

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.

Note that on the directory of Kingdoms, there is a folder marked Archives.  This is where the older issues of the electronic newsletters are maintained.  These files currently go back to March 2012 when we first introduced electronic newsletters.

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

Friday, 2 June 2017

Letter to Skraeling Althing: Taxes Update

Unto the noble populace of Skraeling Althing do Baron Shahid and Baroness Catherine send greetings.
As you all are aware,We are doing something different for Our taxes this year.
As this is the 40th anniversary of the founding of Skraeling Althing. Our dream is to collect a history of stories from Our Barony, both past and present.
We would ask that all of Our populace work collaboratively to write stories of our history, both the distant past and recent events.  The Honourable Lady Eluned verch Angor has agreed to work as Our archivist, and compile these stories.  She can be contacted here.
Please note, while the deadline for taxes has traditionally been Feast of the Hare, the deadline for submissions this year will be August 13th.
This will give us time to have the resulting work bound into a book, which will be on display at The Feast of the Hare.
In Service,
Shahid and Catherine
Baron and Baroness of Skraeling Althing

Monday, 29 May 2017

Letter to Skraeling Althing: Coronation

Greetings unto the noble populace of Skraeling Althing from Baron and Baroness Shahid and Catherine.
We were honoured to participate in the coronation of Their Royal Majesties, Quilliam and Tangwystl. It truly was a spectacle of Elizabethan proportions. There, we were well pleased to witness not one, but two royal courts in which Skraels were honoured.  Tears of both joy and sadness were shed as The Honourable Lady Lucie Peltiere was inducted posthumously into the Order of the Crucible. Congratulations to Lady Dubhessa Ni Uilliam on receiving an Award of the Maiden’s Heart, and to Lord Ian MacDougall of Skye and Lord Joffr Rödson on receiving Awards of the Orion. Congratulations also to Lord Paddy O’Connor on receiving his Award of Arms and David the Younger his Wolf’s Cub.  Special congratulations to the Caldrithig Choir and Instrumental Group on being named Musicians of Their Majesties Chapel Royal, and listed on the Scroll of Honour. Wassail everyone!
During Our court, We welcomed Baron Amelius Claudius Rattanicus as a Friend of the Hare, and the Honourable Lady Pesha (called Gypsy) as Our Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion.
We always love hearing about the good things people are doing in this Barony. We would encourage anyone who feels a gentle is deserving of an award, either Kingdom or Baronial, to please write them in. Skraeling Althing has an online form here, and the Ealdormere form is here.
In Service,
Shahid and Catherine
Baron and Baroness of Skraeling Althing

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Event Report: Crown Tourney

An account of the Crown Tournament and Court of Their Majesties Quilliam Rex and Tangwystl the Queene, on the 27th day of May in the fifty-second year of the Society, within the bounds of the canton der Welfengau.
The Court of Their Majesties was opened to receive the procession of the combatants and consorts. Nine fighters took to the field this day, and they were, along with their inspirations:
His Grace Edward the Red for Her Grace Rylyn Buchanan
His Excellency Steinarr Aggarsson for Maestra Jocelyn de Cranewell.
Sir Evander Maclachlan for Her Excellency Marioun Golightly
Sir Baldric Leeman for Lady Brayla la Vienette
His Excellency Shahid al-Hasan for Her Excellency Catherine Townson
His Excellency Kolbjorn Skattkaupandi for Her Excellency Wencenedl of Rokesburg
His Excellency Richard Larmer for Her Excellency Annabelle Makmyllane
Lord Sa'd al'Nizari for Her Excellency Liadin Chu
Lord James Edgarson for the Honourable Lady Christabell Wensleydale

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

From The Lawspeaker

Greetings to the People of Ealdormere,
 
I am pleased to announce that the Moot for the reign of Their Royal Majesties Quilliam and Tangwystl, will be held at War of the Trillium on Sunday July 2nd, 2017.  Please gather at the Royal Seats at 11am.
 
If there are any concerns or topics that the Populace would like to see discussed I encourage you to contact me, I can be reached at ealdormere.lawspeaker@gmail.com
 
In Service
Mistress Eluned verch Angor

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Position Available: 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.
The Society Webminister is a supervisory position, 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.
Said work will not only include making sure that solutions are provided for current issues, but will also include observing trends, being aware of potential issues and streamlining the Webministry as a whole to provide better service to the SCA and potential members thereof.

2. Warranting of kingdom-level Webministers, where necessary.

3. 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.

4. Working with Kingdom Webministers to ensure they develop and
enforce clear guidelines for local SCA group websites based on the standards found in the Society Webminister’s Handbook.

5. Acting as a subject matter expert and resource regarding issues related to electronic publications and websites at the kingdom and local levels, including, but not limited to: copyright issues, privacy issues, and technology-related issues.

6. Quarterly reporting to the Board of Directors for the SCA, Inc.

Required for this position are: dependable email access; dependable phone access; moderate to expert proficiency in web-related technologies(e.g. HTML, Java, PSP, ASP, web hosting issues, etc.); moderate Microsoft Word proficiency; and the ability to clearly communicate via email, phone, and in written reports.

Prior experience as a Webminister in the SCA is required; prior experience as a kingdom webminister is highly desired.

Those interested in the Position of Society Webminister should submit their SCA and modern era resumes to both resumes@sca.org and it@sca.org.  The deadline for applications is July 1, 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.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Court Report: FOOL 2017

An account of the Court of Her Majesty, Tangwystl the Queene, held within the Barony of Ramshaven at Fruits of our Labours, the 20th day of May in the fifty-second year of the Society.
After opening Court, Her Majesty received the procession of Baron Penda and Baroness Sibylla of Ramshaven, and invited them to hold their Court. After dismissing their Champions, Their Excellencies closed their court for the final time and presented themselves before Her Majesty. After presenting Her with a rod symbolizing the Barony of Ramshaven, Their Excellencies were released from fealty by Her Majesty, who received their coronets into safekeeping. It was announced that the lands of Ramshaven had reverted to the Crown. Before they departed, Her Majesty asked whether they had successors to recommend to the Crown, and they gave the names of Penn de Moranza and Lucia de Moranza. Her Majesty gave them leave to depart as the populace stood and applauded, but they were stopped on the way out by Laura Battista, who demanded that Sybila hand over one last piece of regalia. Before handing over the ram's horn, Sybilla blew one last long, clear note on it.

Monday, 15 May 2017

June Newsletters Available

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

To access, please go to:

members.sca.org
Log in with the same login information that you use to renew your membership.There is even an option to "remember me on this computer", so you don't have to enter in your login information each time!

The nuances of logging in are on the left side of the screen, including methods for getting help.

Once you are logged in: 

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.

Note that on the directory of Kingdoms, there is a folder marked Archives.  This is where the older issues of the electronic newsletters are maintained.  These files currently go back to March 2012 when we first introduced electronic newsletters.

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

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Letter to Skraeling Althing: Kingdom A&S

Greetings unto the skilled populace of Skraeling Althing from Baron Shahid and Baroness Catherine.
It was wonderful to see so many people out for Kingdom Arts & Sciences. With a very large attendance, it was a very busy and exciting event.
As always there was no lack of talented entrants from Our barony, including six Pentathlon entries:
  • The Honourable Lady Constance of Caldrithig
  • The Honourable Lady Pesha
  • Lady Emelote of Calais
  • Lady Gina Dragoni
  • Lord James the Tinker
  • Lady Morag Taylor
During Our court, We were pleased to award the Order of the Friends of the Hare to Mistress Marguerite Gingraix and Wolfgang Boar Slayer, the Order of the Black Hare to Lady Lydia, and Bunny Tails to formally welcome Quenild and Leonardo of Caldrithig.
We were honoured to witness the elevation of Mistress Marie l’Englois to the Order of the Laurel. Wassail! We would also like to congratulate Lady Emelote of Calais as Ealdormere’s newest Champion of Arts and Sciences.  Congratulations also to Lady Inge of Sten Mark on receiving an Award of the Orion, and Lord Florian DeXiphias on his Award of Arms.
For reasons outside of our control, this event was particularly challenging.  We would like to personally thank Lady Elsebeth Farberyn and her event staff, and Lady Lerthan ingen Chormaicc maicc Morgaind and her feast staff, for extreme grace under pressure.  You handled everything beautifully, and I am very proud of all of you.  A special thanks also to Meisterin Siglinde Harfnerstochter, Baron Duncan Macleod, and the Honourable Lady Marina Anstasia Ozeroski for donating their Sunday to assist with post-event clean up. Our barony cannot exist without the hard work of event staff and volunteers such as these. Wassail!
In Service,
Shahid and Catherine
Baron and Baroness of Skraeling Althing

Peerage Committee - Call for Commentary

Peerage Committee - Call for Commentary

At the April meeting the Board of Directors established a committee to research the process of creating new Peerages.

The committee will review the Board's present procedure, determine whether any changes are needed, and suggest how any future proposals, e.g. Valiance, will be accommodated.

The committee invites the membership to share their ideas and comments. Those letters can be submitted by email to peerage@sca.org.


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, 4 May 2017

20% off SCA Marketplace Sale for Month of May

Please be advised that the SCA Market Place is conducting a 20% sale through the month of The Compleat Anachronist and Tournaments Illuminated, as well as The Known World Handbook.
May on back issues certain issues of
If interested the information can be found through the SCA website here: https://members.sca.org/apps/#Store
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, 1 May 2017

Armoured Combat Moot

Greetings to the people of Ealdormere from Baron Amelius Cladius Rattanicus Earl Marshal of Ealdormere.

I like to announce that at Pikeman's Pleasure on Saturday June 3, 2017.

Hosted by the Canton of Petra Thule there will be an Armoured Combatants Moot.

The subject of the moot will be creating a Combat Archery only authorization within Ealdormere. Other topics may be discussed time permitting.

Although geared to combat related topics, I would encourage anyone interested to attend.

For those that cannot attend and would like to submit commentary on the above topic, please submit your questions and concerns to myself at earlmarshal.ealdormere@gmail.com

Rattanicus

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Call for Nominations - Board Committees

The Board of Directors is seeking nominations from the populace for individuals to serve as members of the following Board Committees:

Finance and Audit Committee
Mission:  to assist the Board’s oversight of the Company’s accounting and financial reporting processes, the audit and integrity of the Company’s financial statements and the qualifications and independence of the Company’s independent auditor

Communications Committee
Mission:  to develop and oversee advertising; public relations; publications, social media and other communications initiatives of the Society

Membership Committee 
Mission:  grow and sustain membership in the Society; evaluate and oversee implementation of programs and initiatives for membership support

Thursday, 13 April 2017

May Newsletters Available

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

To access, please go to:

members.sca.org
Log in with the same login information that you use to renew your membership.There is even an option to "remember me on this computer", so you don't have to enter in your login information each time!

The nuances of logging in are on the left side of the screen, including methods for getting help.

Once you are logged in: 

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.

Note that on the directory of Kingdoms, there is a folder marked Archives.  This is where the older issues of the electronic newsletters are maintained.  These files currently go back to March 2012 when we first introduced electronic newsletters.

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

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Fourth Entry in Their Majesties' Bardic Competition

Photo by David Gotlieb.
Their Majesties Ealdormere, Siegfried and Xristina, have challenged the people of Ealdormere to a bardic competition wherein they are to extol the virtues of a former Queen of the lupine lands.

The fourth entry was by Lady Inge of Sten Mark, who presented the following song for five voices at Kingdom A&S:







Inge's Notes:

[Come, Sweet Nymphs] is a canzonet (canzonetta) in the style of Thomas Morley (1558-1603). Morley also called his canzonets "little short aer"s. Essentially these canzonets are lighter, short madrigals.

They are frequently pastoral in subject matter, and in England, always secular. They also frequently have rude undertones: the words, are completely and innocently pastoral when read on a surface level, but usually imply rude activities between the shepherds and nymphs when analyzed on a deeper level.

Another feature of a number of canzonets/madrigals at the time was including tributes to Elizabeth I. Frequently, she was compared to Diana, and this was rhymed with Oriana, or Gloriana in the last verse of the canzonet. Often, her virtues are sung at the end of a pastoral piece eg. Long live fair Oriana. (from “Hard by a crystal fountain", by T. Morley.)

The lyrics to these pieces are often in tetrameter, with rhymed couplets.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

New Heraldic Acceptances

Greetings unto the populace, once again it is time for this batch of accepted names, devices and badges!
Estienne de Nantes. Device. Per pale sable and argent, a saltire erminois.
Helena Katerina Roero. Name change from Caterucia Mountague and device change. Argent, a winged domestic cat sejant sable maintaining a Catherine's wheel gules, a mountain of three peaks vert.
Martin Bildner. Badge. Gules, three krummhorns fretted in triangle between three trilliums one and two argent.
Meleshka of Bryniau Tywynnog. Device. Or, a bear rampant vert maintaining a butterfly azure.
Meredyth Llwellyn. Name and device. Per fess argent and vert, three thistles proper and a rose argent.
Michael Corviser. Name.
Congratulations and enjoy!

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Poem: Two Harps

Photo of Master Naon's shadow as he played
Golden Singer. Photo by Baron Duncan.
By Baron Duncan Gabh MacLeod


A poem about Master Naon and his harp, the Golden Singer.

A harper and harp maker, devout of Hern
A Lady, A Widow, who loved harp song
Asked for a harp to learn the harp’s song
Paid with good silver, the Harper of Hern

The Harper and harp maker, chose of wood
Of oak, Of birch, who’s grain ran strong
Lines so clean to free the harp’s song
Strung with fine strings, make sing the harp’s wood

Now the Harper loved music, shared with us all
But good tools he had not, so he borrowed the lot
From a man that he called friend, and trusted a lot
But the man was jealous and wanted it all

The Harper and harp maker fashioned the Harp
Cutting the wood and smoothing all sides
Then gluing and stringing the Harp from inside
And placing inside it the song of the Harp

But the man was deceitful and callous and vain
And he cut his own wood and copied the Harp
He strung his with strings and but hid his false harp
In the false copy no voice had been lain

A harper and harp maker, devout of Hern
First played the harp and its voice was clear
Any who set free her voice would hold it dear
And he gave to the Lady the Harp made with Hern

Now the harp made in the dark of night
Was made without honour or joy of art
But without honour this harp had no heart
And the harp had no voice, no joy, no might

The Lady, The Widow, who loved harp song
Her fingers were not nimble but stiff and old
And she returned the Harp, lest it grow cold
But she had covered the Harp with paint of Gold!!!

Now the Harper and Harp maker, devout of Hern
Was almost in tears in fear and dismay
But he sat down and on the Harp did play
And the voice of the Harp sang out of Hern

The harp of deceit hangs on a wall
It brings no joy to harper or man
The man called friend is called no more
Its voice never filled any hall

The Golden Singer, the Harp of Hern
Has the voice of two harps loud and clear
And sings of joy and loves both far and near
And a now past Harper devout of Hern