Seasons Beating IV Cancelled

From the autocrats of Seasons Beating IV, Lady Sofya and Lady Magdelena:

 

Regretfully Seasons Beatings IV, originally scheduled for the weekend of January 17th, 2015, has been cancelled. Ongoing site issues forced us to make this difficult decision. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Although this event has been cancelled please check out the East Kingdom schedule for other exciting events happening in Ostgardr!

Stand With King Edward and Queen Thyra

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Unto our Beloved Eastern Populace, Greetings,

For many years, I have campaigned in foreign lands, displaying prowess and courtesy upon distant fields, harvesting word fame and friendships for the Eastern Tyger. I have cherished the friendships forged in those distant lands, the camaraderie of our Eastern army and the privilege to introduce our fair Queen to so many good friends from around the Known World.

Their Majesties enter the last Gulf Wars

Their Majesties enter the last Gulf Wars

On March 16th, Her Majesty and I will step through the castle gates at Gulf Wars one last time as your monarchs and declare the East to stand beside true friends and noble allies. And so I ask, will you stand with us on that day?

Already word has reached my ears that a cohort of nearly 20 fencers will march with us. How many armored combatants will stand next to me on the field? How many archers and dancers will stand alongside my glorious queen? How many of you will join us with full cups, stories of deeds done and friendships newly minted?

Queen Thyra and her Rapier Champion, Davius St. Jacques, at Gulf Wars last year.

Queen Thyra and her Rapier Champion, Davius St. Jacques, before a tournament at Gulf Wars last year.

We know that the road is long, and the burdens are many. But if you are prepared to stand with us at Gulf Wars, all except for the want of a ride, a way to get your spear to war, or a place to hang your hat, then I want to hear from you. I would hate to arrive at Gulf Wars with the space for an extra tent, but to have no one to fill it. Also, if you are prepared to pitch in by transporting a tent or two, maybe offering a ride, please contact us.

Planning details may be found on our website and at the Gulf Wars website and feel free to contact Lady Aine who will be our central point of contact for addressing logistics and helping gentles make the voyage.

Thank you all for everything that you do to make our kingdom great, and I hope to see some of you at Gulf Wars.

Edward Rex

Kingdom Rapier Marshal Announces New Deputy

Unto the populace of the Kingdom of the East do I, Don Frasier MacLeod send warmest greetings,
   It is with great pleasure that I announce that Dona Camille des Jardins will be stepping into the position of Northern Regional Deputy Rapier Marshal.  She will be replacing Don Jean DeMontagne, who I would like to personally thank for his long and dutiful service to the Northern Region and Rapier in general.  Please join me in thanking Jean and welcoming Camille into her new position, and help her make her transition as seamless as possible.
   In Service,
     Don Frasier MacLeod, KRM, East

Queens’ Favor Design for Pennsic 44

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Yes, that’s “Queens”, plural. This missive is from the Favor Coordinator:


For those who are inclined, Their Highnesses’ website is now up and running, including a link to a full color template and instructions for the shared favor of Princesses Arabella and Etheldreda.

Queens' Favor Design - Arabella and EtheldredaThese fine ladies have decided to mark the solidarity of their two kingdoms as we approach war with AEthelmearc, and have chosen a design that features the mighty dragon of the Middle Kingdom and the fierce tyger of the East.

We encourage all of the artisans of our fair kingdoms to create favors in any medium, provided they may hang from a belt. Please feel free to ask questions of myself or Lady Aislinn regarding the favors. They may be delivered to me, Her Highness, or to any retainers at an event.

Thank you all for your kind services to our kingdom and our honored allies and know that I remain yours in service,
Lady Jenevra


Details and a printable instruction sheet are available at:
http://oe.eastkingdom.org/needs.htm

Event Announcement: Feast of the End of the Gaunt Days

Feast of the End of the Gaunt Days

Sunday, February 22, 2015 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The Beaneater by Annibale Carracci, 1580-90.Our fair kingdom enjoyed the fruits of another bountiful harvest, then celebrated and hunkered down for a long winter. Then came the Gaunt Days, as larders became emptier and emptier. From Mid-February we can almost see the End of the Gaunt Days! Let us come together at table, bringing whatever we can to celebrate our survival! The Feast is a chance for the clever victualler to show off their cunning in making tasty fare from the remains of the pantry. What food do you have, when no other can be found fresh? Did you pickle? Smoke? Dry? Collect up the eggs? Ferment?

This pot-luck gathering is part foodie-schola, wherein anyone can come and either just enjoy the day, or show off your finest concoctions for judging and sharing (or just sharing), and part schmoozefest. The day starts with judging so that by lunch and throughout the day the rest of us can sample, learn techniques and swap tips. Continue reading

Announcement from the East Kingdom Minister of Lists

Greetings,badge Minister of Lists

I have updated all of MOL forms (with the help of Baroness Ellesbeth Donofrey) to help reduce the amount of problem paperwork in the MOL office. They are available on the MOL website. You may also email me and I will email them to you right away.

All old forms should be destroyed and the new forms are to be used immediately.

The new forms have a space for an MOL to sign if at an event. If there is not MOL present please write “not present”. Please fill in the event name. These additions will allow for better follow up from the MOL office.
I appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

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

Lady Sabina Luttrell
East Kingdom Minister of Lists

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Unofficial Court Report: BBM/Bergental Yule

Bergental Yule ThyraThe Court of our most excellent prince and lord, Edward, by right of arms most illustrious King of the East, third of that name, and Thyra, his Queen by agency of that same right, second of that name, held upon 13 December in the forty-ninth year of the Society in the Barony of Bergental; on which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm and the great persons of the kingdom to hear the following publicly proclaimed:

Item.  Their Majesties accepted the fealty of the Baron and Baroness of the Barony Beyond the Mountain.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned before the Tyger Throne their subject Sitt al-Gharb ha-niqret Khazariyya, and thereupon awarded her Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Kayleigh Mac Whyte.

Item.  Their Majesties called into their Court the good man Grímólfr Skúlason, whereupon they awarded him Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Eloise of Coulter.

Item.  Her Majesty acknowledged the valor of the children who had defeated the dread pineapples that had infiltrated their Court.

Item.  Their Majesties rewarded Emma Lovell, Caleb Patrasso, Courtney Rose and Fracesca Grieco for their work as part of the Children’s Service Initiative.

Item.  Their Majesties caused gifts of toys to be distributed to the children of the realm.

Item.  Their Majesties gave tokens of welcome to those good gentles newly come to the East.

Item.  Their Majesties accepted the gift of a song composed by Jean Louis LeCocq and rendered in calligraphy by Bronwyn of Wentworth.

Item.  His Majesty endowed Elisenda de Luna with the token of the King’s Esteem of Merit.

Item.  Their Majesties caused Erik Hemeor von Welzin, sometimes called Erik von Hemeor, to be brought before the Tyger Thrones, whereupon, praising the said Erik’s valor and prowess in battle, their Majesties did invest him with the Order of the Tygers Combattant, the which deed was confirmed with the gift of a stained glass created by Conor O Ceallaigh, with calligraphy by Lada Monguligin.

Item.  Their Majesties summoned their herald, Alys Mackyntoich, before the assembled Court and did then issue strict and unyielding command that she attend upon them on 31 January to answer the question whether she would be invested with the Order of the Laurel, the which command was set forth, at considerable and voluble length, in a document authored by Martyn de Haliwell and calligraphed by Eleanor Catlyng.

Item.  Their Majesties called into their presence the valiant man Finn of Concordia and did then award him Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Vettorio Antonello.

Item.  His Majesty summoned before the Court assembled Annys Ruth O’Carney, often called Annastrina, and, praising her fine works and careful study, did endow her with the King’s Order of Excellence, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Nest verch Tangwistel.

Item.  Her Majesty, finding much honor and worth in the good man Cedric of Armorica, did then endow him with the token of the Queen’s Honor of Distinction.

Item.  Their Majesties then commanded the Baron of Bergental, Robert dwe Makmyane, often called Robert dwe Mac Minn, to attend upon them, whereupon they did offer praise of his many labors and travails for the Realm, in cognizance of which they did invest him with the Order of the Silver Crescent, the which deed was confirmed by the gift of a book bound and calligraphed by Heather Rose de Gordoun.

Item.  Their Majesties did then summon forth from the kitchens Jovonna d’Esprit, of whom great praise had been spoken; so that her great merit be made manifest, Their Majesties did then devise unto the said Jovonna an Augmentation of Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document authored by Ryan Mac Whyte and calligraphed by Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos.

Item.  Their Majesties offered their thanks to the musicians who had entertained all during the day and during court.

I, Alys Mackyntoich, Eastern Crown Herald, wrote this to memorialize and make certain all such things that were done and caused to be done as above stated.

Witnesseth:

Master Ryan Mac Whyte

Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranlegh

Bergental Novice Schola – A Call for Teachers

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Teacher with class.Bergental’s Novice Schola will be held on March 14th, 2015, in Springfiled, MA and the event is currently recruiting teachers to create entry-level classes of all types. Any A&S, Garb, Food, Martial, History, and SCA Life classes are welcome.

This year there are two specialty tracks that are especially welcome. One is for classes intended for “tween” aged members, defined as youngsters between the ages of 8 or 9 and 14 or 15. Mistress Annestrina will be coordinating this set of classes, and will have a dedicated youth room for the entire day for her teachers.

Second, since the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt will occur in 2015, there will be a track of classes for anything having to do with Agincourt: 15th century life, the battles, the Kings, the history leading up to the battle or after it occurred. Lord Griffin Dunham is coordinating this track.

Put on your thinking caps, and contact Lady Barbeta Kyrkeland who is managing classes for the Schola with your class ideas as soon as possible.

Pennsic Message from the Prince

Pennsic groupHis Highness, Crown Prince Darius, called Omega asked the Gazette to share the following with the populace.

As some of you may know, Her Highness and I are very good friends with Their Highnesses Ragnvaldr and Arabella of the Midrealm. We have been getting along so famously that we have decided it is about time we were actually neighbors. To this end, we will be taking over Aethelmearc. The lands gained will of course be divided equally between the parties involved.

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