Spring Crown Tourney

With only 2 weeks left to send in your Letter of Intent to fight in the Spring Crown Tourney of Prince Omega and Princess Etheldreda, the Kingdom Seneschal reminds prospective entrants and consorts to use the following link:
The Letter of Intent must be received by Coronation, April 11, 2015
If using email, the letters of intent must include all of the following information for both combatant and consort: Society name, legal name, address, telephone number, years of residency and be accompanied by proof of membership with membership number & expiration date that is valid at least thirty days after Crown. If both entrants are combatants, then that should be clearly indicated.
Proof of valid membership consists of a copy of a valid membership card, a postcard (with a date-stamp) or letter from the Corporate office, or a confirmation form printed from the website after an online membership purchase.
Confirmation of faxed membership applications with credit card receipts as well as membership applications CANNOT be accepted as proof of membership.
TRHs also request that combatants bring heraldic shields for the list trees.
In Service to the East, I remain
Dueña Mercedes Vera de Calafia
Seneschal, East Kingdom

Mudthaw Curia Report/Rapport sur la Curie Royale tenue à l’événement de Mudthaw.

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The Gazette is not an official publication of the East Kingdom; changes to East Kingdom Law do not take effect until they have appeared in the Pikestaff.

At the opening of the Third Curia of their Right Noble Majesties Edward and Thyra, Old Business was opened and the first item of business discussed was the addition of V.C.1.g. – The King’s & Queen’s Thrown Weapons Champions. Concerns about over-loading the Royal Calendar were again brought up, and suggestions for ways to alleviate such pressures were also discussed. Weekend-long Champions events with more than one Champions Tourney were suggested, but ultimately it has been left to Their Highnesses, Omega and Ethedreda, to discuss and implement a plan going forward.

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Mudthaw – Lost and Found

Lost and found items from Mudthaw. Please contact Galefridus (galefridus@optimum.net) if you recognize any of these.

Fleece scarf, grey and black

Pair of brown fleece gloves

Thigh pad

Pair of grey suede and faux fur boots

2 books on weaving

White cotton women’s coif

Leather belt pouch containing several belt tokens

Black leather mug strap

6″ hairpin with gobular crystal

Small black cloth drawstring bag

Belt token, yellow with crossed keys

Belt token, green velvel with gold fringe and embroidered design

Belt token, narrow card-woven with pewter token

Single men’s wrist-length black leather glove (RH)

Single men’s black leather fencing glove (RH)

10″ wooden plate

6″ wooden bowl

Pewter goblet

White tee shirt, no decoration, XL

Small plastic gryphon head, looks hand-painted

3″ blue pastice toy dish

2 site tokens from various events

Unofficial Court Report: King’s and Queen’s A&S Champions & L’Ile du Dragon Dormant Investiture

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COURT OF EDWARD III AND THYRA II AT KING’S AND QUEEN’S ARTS AND SCIENCES CHAMPIONS AND BARONIAL INVESTITURE

On March 7, in the forty-ninth year of the Society, Their Majesties Edward and Thyra held Court in the Barony of l’Ile du Dragon Dormant, and conducted the following business:

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Unofficial Court Report for Gulf War

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COURT OF THEIR MAJESTIES EDWARD III AND THYRA II AT GULF WAR

2015-03-19-Court-Wulfgang-TyshaThe 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 19 March in the forty-ninth year of the Society upon the fields of Gulf War; on which day were called all and sundry the lords of the realm to hear the following publicly proclaimed:

Item. Their Majesties thanked their Rapier General, Remy Delemontagne de Gascogne, and all of the combatants who took the rapier field to fight on behalf of the East Kingdom;

Item. His Majesty then endowed Remy Delemontagne de Gascogne with the King’s Award of Esteem.

Item. Their Majesties elevated and inducted the following persons into the Company of the Pennon of the East:
Aethelhawk Keyfinder
Siubhan Wallace
Matthias Grünewald
Jozef Ludwiczck
Christoff Gockerhan von Loch
Marieta Charay
Jocelyn della Spada
Sorcha Dhocair
Anastasa da Monte
Sergei Rozvad syn
AEsa feilinn Jossursdottir
Juliana von Altenfeld
Wulfgang Gruenwald
Tysha z Kieva
Elglin of House Eagle

Item. Their Majesties extended their gratitude to Samuel Peter Bump, Aife ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige, and Donovan Shinnock for their aid and good service at Gulf War.

I, Donovan Shinnock, Golden Rapier Herald, wrote this to memorialize and make certain all such things that were done and caused to be done as above stated.

Photos courtesy of Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood

Photos courtesy of Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood

Curia Agenda for March 28, 2015/Ordre du jour de la Curie Royale du 28 mars 2015.

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The next East Kingdom Curia will be held at Mudthaw in the Barony of Settmour Swamp (Stanhope, NJ) starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 28.  Full event details can be found in the announcement on the East Kingdom web site: Mudthaw Event Announcement.  Long time attendees of the event will want to check the directions, as the site has moved this year.

The following is the detailed agenda for the Curia that will be held next Saturday at Mudthaw.  Any comments on the items should be sent to Their Majesties at king@eastkingdom.org and queen@eastkingdom.org. Continue reading

In Memoriam: The Calontir Falcons

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Cinnamon, a Red Tailed Hawk with Mistress Aife ingen Chonchoabir

Cinnamon, a Red Tailed Hawk, with Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair in the background.

The East Kingdom is saddened to hear of the loss of the Calontir Falcons on the way home from Gulf Wars.   Master Freiderich von Blumenkamp of Calontir, Lady Lora Ann Rós and their son Liam’s car caught on fire on the return trip. Although all the humans escaped safely, unfortunately, none of the birds escaped. Artemis, a 21 year old Harris Hawk, Cinnamon a 5 year old Red Tailed Hawk. Winter a 4 year old gyrfalcon, Lady a 16 year old Aplomado falcon and Ra’n, a 4 year old American Kestrel died in the fire.

R'an, an American Kestrel

R’an, an American Kestrel

While on site the Gazette interviewed Master Freiderich, the Gulf War Falconry Coordinator, and Lady Lora Ann. They taught us the difference between a falcon and a hawk, spoke about falconry as a blood sport in SCA period and also about the modern process of becoming a licensed falconer in the United States. From October to March they hunt with the birds about 3 times a week. In April the birds molting brings the hunting season to a close.

Lady, an Apolmado Falcon, feeding.

Lady, an Apolmado Falcon.

Most magically, Master Friederich, Lady Lora Ann and another falconer from Trimaris allowed visitors to the mews to hold the falcons on their wrists.  All who saw the raptors were charmed by their beauty and grace. Both Her Majesty Thyra and Her Highness Etheldreda visited the Falconry tent, and many members of the populace posted photos and stories of their experiences to Facebook, considering it one of the highlights of the event.

Winter, a Gyrfalcon

Winter, a 4-year old Gyrfalcon. Held by Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne.

A fund to help the family of falconers has been set up by Lord Andromir Vukovic of Calontir. From the announcement posted on Facebook: ” The account is titled Falcon Fund. The intent is to collect funds to be dispersed to Lora Ann, Fredrick, and Liam (The Brooks family) via their bank account or to a disposable gift card. This is a convenient way to those in and out of Kingdom to show their kindness…otherwise, collection points for those wishing to give “made/purchased” pieces will be announced at a later time or you may contact me via private message. To connect to the PayPal account, the name is Falcon Fund and the email associated is andromirvukovic@ymail.com. Should you still wish to donate, but not via PayPal…contact me privately…”. Lord Andromir Vukovic, Mundanely known as Andy Cardin.

Artemis, a Harris hawk

Artemis, a Harris Hawk, taken at Lilies War, 2007. Photo by Muirgheal inghean Domhnaill

Article text and photos were provided by Countess Marguerite inghean Lachlainn.

Our thanks to Muirgheal inghean Domhnaill, for supplying this older photo of Artemis.

Proposal to the Board of Directors to Create the Order of Valiance/Proposition à l’Assemblée des Directeurs pour créer L’Ordre de Vaillance

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A proposal to create an omnibus peerage for all of the martial activities that fall under the purview of the Society Earl Marshal, with the exception of rattan and rapier, has been sent to the Board of Directors. The name proposed in the Order of Valiance. The badge proposed is an Eagle with wings displayed upon a hunting horn inverted, although alternative name and badges were included in the proposal. Regalia suggested is an order medallion.

Proposed Changes to Corpora for Omnibus Peerage

DELETE
[Peerage: Collectively, the members of the Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Laurel, the Order of the Pelican, and the Order of Defense are referred to as the Peerage. A member of any of these Orders is a Peer.]
ADD
Peerage: Collectively, the members of the Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Laurel, the Order of the Pelican, the Order of Defense, and the Order of Valiance are referred to as the Peerage. A member of any of these Orders is a Peer.
p. 33

VIII. PERSONAL AWARDS AND TITLES
A. Patents of Arms
2. Order of Precedence Within the Peerage
DELETE
[The Crown may establish the order of precedence within the peerage according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. However, the Chivalry, the Laurel, and the Pelican, and Defense are of equal precedence and must be considered as one group.]
ADD
The Crown may establish the order of precedence within the peerage according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. However, the orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel, the Pelican, Defense, and Valiance are of equal precedence and must be considered as one group.
p. 33

4. Patent Orders:
ADD
d. (this will be “e”. The order of defense will be “d”.) The Order of Valiance:
(i) Members of the Order of Valiance may choose to swear fealty, but are not required to do so. The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her prospective peers in any of the martial activities that fall under the purview of the Society Earl Marshal. The candidate must have applied this skill and/or knowledge for the instruction of members and service to the kingdom to an extent above and beyond that normally expected of members of the Society. (2) The duties of the members of the order are as follows:
(a) To set an example of courtesy and chivalrous conduct on and off the field of honor.
(b) To respect the Crown of the kingdom; to support and uphold the laws of the kingdom and Corpora.
(c) If in fealty, to support and uphold the Crown of his or her kingdom. (d) To enrich the kingdom by sharing his or her knowledge and skills.
(e) To enhance the renown and defend the honor of the peer’s Lady or Lord.
(f) To advise the Crown on the advancement of candidates for the Order of
Valiance.
p. 34

D. Titles
4. The titles listed here are considered standard, and may be used by those who have earned or been granted the appropriate rank or award within the Society. The College of Arms publishes a more extensive list of titles and alternative forms, which may also be used freely by qualified persons. In addition, the College of Arms has full approval authority over new alternative titles, which must be added to their list before being released for use in the Society.
DELETE
[TITLE Master/Mistress
Members of the Orders of the Laurel, the Pelican, Mastery of Arms, and Defense.]
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TITLE Master/Mistress
Members of the Orders of the Laurel, the Pelican, Mastery of Arms, Defense, and Valiance.

Additional suggestion, in keeping with the Order of Defense:
Additionally, waive the requirements of corpora Section IV.G. that the Crown consult the members of a peerage order prior to inducting new members of that order, but only in the case of the first three (3) members of the Order of Valiance. Once there are three members of the Order of Valiance in a kingdom, the Crown must consult the Order per corpora prior to adding members.

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Une proposition pour créer un ordre des pairs regroupant toutes les activités de combat sous la juridiction du Connétable de la Société (Society Earl Marshal) ; à l’exception du combat en armure (rotin) et l’escrime, a été déposée à l’Assemblée des Directeurs.

L’Écusson proposé est un aigle aux ailes déployées au-dessus d’une corne (cor) de chasse. Cependant d’autres noms et écussons accompagnent la proposition. L’insigne distinctif est un médaillon.

Changements proposés à la Charte concernant l’Ordre soumis.
p. 33
ABROGER
[Collectivement, les membres de l’Ordre de Chevalerie, de l’Ordre du Laurier, de l’Ordre du Pélican, et de l’Ordre de Défense sont désignés comme Pairs. Un membre de n’importe lequel de ces Ordres est un Pair]
AJOUTER
Collectivement, les membres de l’Ordre de Chevalerie, de l’Ordre du Laurier, de l’Ordre du Pélican, de l’Ordre de Défense et de l’Ordre de Vaillance sont désignés comme Pairs. Un membre de n’importe lequel de ces Ordres est un Pairs

VIII. RECONNAISSANCES PERSONNELLES ET TITRES
p. 33
ABROGER
[La Couronne peut déterminer l’ordre de préséance au sein des Pairs, et ce, selon les lois et traditions du Royaume. Cependant, les Chevaliers, les Lauriers, les Pélicans et les membres de l’ordre de Défense, sont égaux entre eux et doivent être considérés comme un seul groupe]
AJOUTER
La Couronne peut déterminer l’ordre de préséance au sein des Pairs, et ce, selon les lois et traditions du Royaume. Cependant, les Chevaliers, les Lauriers, les Pélicans, les membres de l’ordre de Défense et les membres de l’Ordre de Vaillance sont égaux entre eux et doivent être considérés comme un seul groupe

4. Ordres Patentes:
p. 34
AJOUTER
d.(ce point sera le “e”. L’Ordre de Défense sera “d”.) L’Ordre de Vaillance :
(1) les Membres de l’Ordre de Vaillance peuvent choisir de prêter serment d’allégeance sans que cela ne soit obligatoire. Le candidat devra être considéré comme l’égal des autres Pairs issus des arts de combats soumis à l’autorité du Connétable de la Société (Society Earl Marshal). Le candidat doit avoir démontré l’utilisation de ses talents et/ou connaissances en enseignant au membres et en servant le Royaume.
(2) Les devoirs des membres de l’ordre sont :
(a) de démontrer une courtoisie et un esprit chevaleresque sur et hors du champ d’honneur.
(b) de respecter la Couronne du Royaume; de soutenir et de faire respecter les lois du Royaume et la Charte Corporative (Corpora)
(c) subséquemment à un serment d’allégeance; de soutenir et faire respecter la Couronne du Royaume. (d) de faire grandir le Royaume par le partage de ses connaissances et habiletés.
(e) de faire croître le renom et de défendre l’honneur des Pairs, qu’ils soient Seigneur ou Dame.
(f) d’informer la Couronne du progrès des candidats à l’Ordre de Vaillance.

D. Titres
4. Les titres présentés ici sont considérés comme standards et peuvent être portés par ceux ayant mérité ou ayant reçu le rang ou la décoration dans la Société. Le Collège des Héraults (College of Arms) a publié une liste complète des titres et de leurs équivalents culturels, qui pourront être utilisés par les personnes méritantes. De plus le Collège des Héraults (College of Arms) possède toute autorité pour définir de nouveaux titres alternatifs qui devront être ajoutés à la liste, déjà existante, avant d’être publiés pour utilisation.
ABROGER
[Titre : Maître /Maîtresse Membre de l’Ordre du Laurier, du Pélican, Maître d’Armes et l’Ordre de Défense]
AJOUTER
Titre : Maître /Maîtresse Membre de l’Ordre du Laurier, du Pélican, Maître d’Armes, l’Ordre de Défense et de l’Ordre de Vaillance

Suggestion additionnelle
Abroger temporairement la Section IV.G de la Charte Corporative (Corpora) définissant la consultation des membres de l’Ordre précédemment à l’intronisation d’un nouveau membre et ce pour les 3 premiers membres introduit dans l’ordre. Lorsque l’Ordre de Vaillance sera composé de 3 membres dans un Royaume, la Couronne devra obligatoirement consulter pour la sélection d’un nouveau membre, le tout, tel que défini dans la Charte Corporative (Corpora).

TRADUCTION Son Ecellence Godfroy de Falaise et Son Excellence Alisae de Falaise

Q&A: East Kingdom Webminister

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tmp_27697-download_20150320_135110-1941433276This is one of a series of Q&A articles with East Kingdom Officers.  The Gazette thanks Lord Lorenz Greylever,  East Kingdom Webminister, for answering our questions.

Please describe your job responsibilities.
I am the Lead “Defender” for the East Kingdom’s Æther Realms. In other words, if it has something to do with the security, usability, accessibility and supportability of the Official on-line/Internet presence of the East Kingdom, it falls to myself and my team to make certain that it is ready for the populace of the Kingdom and its varying regions to use.
– This includes but is not limited to:
.. Every Local branch, Kingdom Office and Royal Guild website that exists for the Eastern Realms
.. Email forwards and Email lists for each Local branch, etc
.. Email lists for the Polling Orders
Educating the East Kingdom populace about what the Office of the Webminister is and how it helps the Kingdom, but more importantly, what the Office is not.
– Reducing the confusion surrounding several aspects of the services available to the Kingdom, including but not limited to:
.. The East Kingdom Calendar of Events (working with the Chronicler and Pikestaff Editor). The Webministry only makes certain that the Calendar is up and functioning properly. We do not police for content or completion of the entries for inclusion in the Pikestaff. The Local branch Seneschal and the Kingdom Chronicler do these tasks.
.. The East Kingdom Order of Precedence (working with the Office of the Brigantia Herald). The Webministry only makes certain that the website for the op is active and accessible. All content is supplied and updated by the Shepherd’s Crook Herald, or by a designated Webminister assistant when needed.
o Training Local branch, Kingdom Office and Royal Guild Webministers in best practices for website design and use. You do not have to be a modern webmaster to be a Webminster for the East, however knowing some basics will go a long way in supporting the website the Webminister has.
o Overseeing the 150+ websites and making certain that all are in compliance with Modern, Society and Kingdom acceptable use policies.
o Overseeing the 1700+ email addresses that are used throughout the Kingdom for proper use by the designated Officer.
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News of Don Davius from Gulf Wars

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Don Davius with the Queen of Trimaris and Queen Thyra. Photo courtesy of Mistress Kayleigh Mac Whyte

Mistress Kayleigh Mac Whyte reports from Gulf Wars that Don Davius St. Jacques, former Eastern Queen’s Champion, was made a member of the Order of the White Scarf in Trimaris court this morning.

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