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