The following article was written by Mistress Eleanor Catlyng, New Scribes Deputy, as part of the Gazette’s ongoing series of informational articles about the East Kingdom. Continue reading
Ken and Mali How (Baron Ceawlin Alreding and Baroness Molly Blythe of Smoking Rocks) are hosting a fencing tournament fundraiser and silent auction on Sunday, April 27, from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Police Athletic League of Fall River, 31 Franklin Street, Fall River to benefit the family of the late Phil Packard (known in the SCA as Philippe Provost). The tournament will be open to SCA and Living History Association fencers and will follow LHA rules. There will be a $10 fee to enter the tournament. The tournament prize is a rapier donated by Master Llewlyn Gododdin or a $140 gift certificate towards a blade made by him. Please use this e-mail for more information about the event. A webpage has also bet set up to receive donations.
Please note that this is not an SCA event. The funds raised will be used to pay for outstanding bills as a result of Philippe’s cancer treatment and funeral expenses. In compliance with state and federal laws for fundraising for specific individuals, the sponsors inform everyone that donations made to the Phil Packard Memorial Fund are NOT tax-deductible and that donations in excess of $13,000 may be subject to taxation.
The Canton of Northpass would like to announce that they will be holding the annual John Barleycorn Memorial Brewing Competition at their “Barleycorn” event this . The competition, which will be run with the assistance of the East Kingdom Brewers Guild, will have five categories: Beer, Wine, Mead, “Other” (any Period-style beverage – cordials, kumiss, etc. – that doesn’t fit into the first three categories), and an “Open” category.
To all of you who came out to help herald the reign of Kenric II and
Avelina II, and most especially to Their (now) Graces, my thanks and
appreciation. You all did very good work and I’m proud of what we
In the last six months, we heralded 19 Royal Progresses, 2 Highness
Progresses, and 2 Baronial Progresses across the Kingdom.
We had, if my counting is accurate, 41 heralds read in court this
reign, nine of them reading for the first time. Others learned the
chancery work of setting up and coordinating court.
We had 14 heralds read in Birka Court and everything ran smoothly and quickly.
Six heralds – Conogan, Erec, Donovan, Eginhard, Rozi, and Mylisant -
ran courts for the first time; some were smaller, some larger, some
had coaching, some not, but they all took that step.
To Alesone Gray of Cranleigh, Alethea Eastriding, Alys Mackyntoich,
Amy verch Rychard, Anastasia da Monte, Andreas von Meißen, Audrye
Beneyt, Brighid MacCumhal, Brita Mairi Svensdottir, Catrin o’r Rhyd
For, Cezilia Raposa, Conogan mab Rioc, Donovan Shinnock, Aildreda de
Tamwurthe called Dreda, Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle, Erec le Clair,
Galefridus Peregrinus, Gregory of York, Grim the Skald, Katrusha the
Skomorokh, Kay Leigh Mac Whyte, Jean de la Montagne, Judith Fitzhenry
the Uncertain, Justin du Coeur, Lucien de Pontivi, Mael Eoin mac
Echuid, Malcolm Bowman, Marguerite ingen Lachlainn, Martyn de
Halliwell, Mithgiladan the Herald, Mylisant Grey, Phillip Reed the
Facetious, Rosina von Schaffhausen, Ryan McWhyte, Sabine de Kerbriant,
Steffan ap Cenydd of Silverwing, Theodora Bryennissa called Treannah,
Ulric von der Insel, Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea called Rozi, and
Yehuda ben Moshe, thank you all for your help
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence.. There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found in the SCA’s period. If you would like to suggest a name, send an email to the Gazette.
Today’s name is Corwin or Corwyn.
Although popularly believed to be medieval, we have yet to find any evidence of a person with the given name of Corwin or Corwyn. As a given name, it appears to be a purely 20th century invention.
In the medieval and Renaissance eras, Corwin and its variant spellings were surnames, based on either a place name in Wales or an occupational term for “shoemaker.”
So why do some people have the SCA name of Corwin or Corwyn registered? There is a bit of a “rules hack” that allows for the registration of Corwin as a given name in certain limited circumstances.
There is a pattern of using late 16th century English surnames as given names. The most well-known example of this is Guildford Dudley, the husband of Lady Jane Grey, whose first name was based on a family surname. Because this pattern actually existed in period, evidence of Corwin (or any variant spelling) as a 16th century English surname allows it to be registered as if it were a 16th century English given name.
(Note that the surname-as-given name pattern is limited only to 16th century English surnames right now).
 September 2012 Cover Letter (http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2012/09/12-09cl.html)
It is with great sadness that the Gazette reports on the death of Master Sheldon the Just. The Gazette learned of his passing on Wednesday, April 16th following a very brief battle with Pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his wife Ruth. Master Sheldon was a pillar of the community in the Barony of Concordia of the Snows and many who have shared remembrances publicly have likened him to a rock for his steadfast support of the Barony.
Master Sheldon received his Award of Arms in 1988 from Their Royal Majesties Randall and Katherine. He was also a member of the Order of the Terpsichore, the Order of the Silver Crescent and the Queen’s Order of Courtesy. He was a member of the Brewer’s Guild in the Barony of Concordia of the Snows and was recognized with their Order of the Sapphire, which is an award for Arts and Sciences, in 1999. He was a well known Archery Captain and also served as the Exchequer for the Central Region of the East Kingdom. He was elevated to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties Kenric and Avelina in January of this year for his long and excellent service to the Society and to the Kingdom.
The funeral service will be Thursday April 17th at Temple B’Nai Sholom at 1:00 PM, with a graveside service to follow. The temple is located at 420 Whitehall Avenue, in Albany, NY. The internment will be at the in the B’Nai Shalom section of the Elmwood Hill Cemetery Association, 51 Belle Avenue, Troy NY.
The following message was received Wednesday night:
Below is the schedule for the funeral and shiva for Sheldon Bosin. For those of you not familiar with Jewish traditions, the shiva is similar to calling hours. The family will be at home to receive those wishing to offer their condolences at the times posted.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Funeral 1:00 PM, B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, Albany NY
Interment following at BSRC section of Elmwood Cemetery, Belle Ave., Troy NY
Shiva beginning following return
Minyan at 7:45 PM
Shiva at the home of Ruth Burkowsky, 119 Pinehurst, Albany NY 12203
Friday, April 18
Shiva, 2-5 PM
Saturday, April 19
Shiva from 7:40 PM
Minyan at 7:45 PM
Sunday April 20
Shiva 2-4 PM
In order to encourage and promote the use and equality of Silent Heraldry at all courts and events in which the entire populace attends, and to assist the silent heralds in their dealings with the Crown, the Silent Heraldry Deputy of Laurel Sovereign of Arms coordinates efforts and communication throughout the SCA. Silent Heralds in the Society are heralds who express auditory information into visual and/or tactile information used by deaf and hard-of-hearing people.
This deputy is tasked with the following duties, plus other such tasks as assigned by Laurel:
- Working with Kingdoms to improve the organization of silent heraldry and its integration with other court and event heralds.
- Working with Kingdoms and Laurel to improve education regarding silent heraldry, both for silent heralds themselves and the general populace.
- Acting as a resource for silent herald programs.
- Preparing quarterly reports to Laurel on the status of such programs.
Interested parties should email a resume (SCA and modern if appropriate) as well as a short description of their experience related to this job to the Laurel King of Arms, Meistari Gabriel Kjotvason.
The application period ends on May 15, 2014, with the decision being made immediately thereafter.
From the 4/12/14 Board of Directors meeting:
“Effective immediately, the use of spears, pikes and pole arms is prohibited in rapier tournament or rapier melee combat, and the Society Earl Marshal and Society Deputy Marshal for Rapier shall review the use of two handed swords in rapier combat.”
The East Kingdom Rapier Marshal, Don Caine Ramsey, went on to clarify:
“As spears, pikes or pole arms are not legal in the East, this is not a significant change.
However, any review of two-handers may cause some changes down the line. What those changes might be, are yet to be determined. Until such time as we have specifics on what this review entails, and what, if any, changes might be due this review are. It is business as usual for the use of two-handers.
We are waiting for more details from the SRM. As they roll out, I will forward them out to you”
The East Kingdom Royal Gifts Chest is issuing a challenge to the Baronies and Shires of The East Kingdom!
Spring is here and the East welcomes a new King and Queen! It is time to fill Our gift coffers with beautiful and functional items, ones that represent the talents of Our Eastern Artists.
The Royal Gifts Chest therefore challenges each Barony and Shire in the East Kingdom to rally their members to make, create, and donate! Items will be collected at events throughout the Spring and Summer and credited to the Barony or Shire it comes from. The Challenge ends on Sunday, August 4, with the winning group being announced at East Kingdom Court at Pennsic. The group with the most points will have bragging rights and a chest full of goodies!
This list is by no means exhaustive, if you have something in mind but do not know what category it fits in, please ask! Points will be awarded as follows:
Clothing Items, 3 points each:
Lengths of trim (2 yards = 3 points), sets of buttons (8 small, or 4 large), gloves (pair), knit socks (pair), coifs/caps, hats, hoods, arming caps, veils
Needlework items, 2 points each:
Needle cases, sets of needles (bone, metal, wood), scissor cases, pin cushions, sewing kits, skeins of handspun yarn, lucets, drop spindles
Feast items, 2 points each:
Plates, mugs, glasses, napkins, candle holders
Cords, 1 point per yard:
Fingerloop braids, kumihimo, lucet cord
Pouches or bags, 2 points each:
Drawstring bags in small/medium/large, belt pouches
Jewelry, 2 points each:
Fibulas, penannular brooches, bracelets, earrings (pair), necklaces, pendants, pewter items, viking wire work, veil pins, paternosters/rosaries, lampwork beads (2 beads), rings
Wooden items, 3 points each:
Small/medium boxes, game boards and pieces, candle holders, wax tablets, small foot stools
Household items, 2 points each:
Soap, beauty/personal care items, candles, period spices and spice mixes, bottle opener, leather mug strap
Items from the Scriptorium, 3 points each:
Period scribal supplies, scroll blanks, illuminated thank you cards and envelopes (set of 4), leather covered journals, small handmade books
Award Medallions, 3 points each:
East Kingdom award and order medallions, extra bonus point if it’s a Middle Kingdom award or order medallion
Fighter’s Repair Kit, 4 points each kit:
Each kit to include – a leather punch, roll of duct tape, roll of strapping tape, lacing, two-piece rivets (quick rivets), blue electrical tape
Large items, 5 points each:
A set of arrows, a quiver, a collapsible bench, small collapsible table, leather or beaded baronial coronets, silk banners
Please include an info card with the donation listing your SCA name and Barony or Shire. Donations are gladly accepted at all Royal Progress Events.*
If you have any questions, please contact the Royal Gift Coordinator Mistress Saerlaith
*Royal Progress Events
4/19 Balfar’s Challenge
5/10 Whistuntide Fest
5/17 Spring Crown Tourney
5/24 War of the Roses
5/31 King and Queen’s Archery Championship
6/21 King and Queen’s Champions of Arms
6/28 Southern Region War Camp
7/5 Northern Region War Camp
7/12 Great Northeastern War
Pennsic War (deadline of Sunday, August 4th)
Duke Ronald Wilmot for Duchess Bronwyn Dawntreader
Duke Randal of the Dark for Duchess Katherine Stanhope
Baron Pellandres, dit le frère for Duchess Marieke van de Dal
Tribune Darrius Aurelius Serpentius , Called Omega the Impact for Duchess Roxane Farabi
Duke Konrad Der Lowe Von Ulm for Lady Aibhilin Fhionn
Duke Edward Grey of Lochleven for Countess Þóra Eiríksdóttir
Duke Kenric æt Eastseaxe for Master Krakken Gnashbone
Jarl Valgards Stonecleaver for Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo
Sir Rhys Ravenscroft for Viscondesa Jimena Montoya
Sir Stephen Grandchamp for Mistress Ellen Du Grandchamp
Sir Thomas of Ravenhill for Áine an Neamheaglach
Pan Jan Janowicz Bogdanski for Herrin Rosamund von Schwyz
Sir Gareth Grey de Wilton for Mistress Gwenhwyfar Dinas Emrys
Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke for Mistress Vienna de le Mer
Baron Matthew Moreaveous Avdenmork for Mistress Fia Kareman
Master Edward MacGyver dos Scorpus for Lady Katerina Iliovna Vladimirov
Sir Sichelgaita von Halstern for Baron William Trout
Sir Antonio Patrasso for Mistress Elizabeth Eleanor Lovell
Master Angus Kerr for Baroness Katarzyna Gwozdz called Varju
Syr Culann mac Cianain for Baroness Edana inghean Aluinn mac Kinnon
Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson for Mistress Eva Woderose
Syr Marcus Blackaert for Baroness Astrid Sigrun Ulfkellsdottir
Sir Angus McHaley for Mistress Tadea Isabetta di Bruno
Don Luis de Castilla for Lady Berenika
Thane Aethelhafoc Caegfindan for THL Siubhan Wallace
Baron Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov vynuk Tzardikov for Baroness Matilde DeCadenet
Lord Mathew MacGyver for Baroness Lillian Stanhope
Baron Sigurthr Vigurhafn for Baroness Maev ingean ui Cheallaigh
Lord Kenimathor of Lochleven for Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge
Baron Matthias Grunwald for Lady Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir
Lord William MacCrimmon for Lady Astrid Olfasdatter
Lord William Ravenhair for Lady Kris the spinner
Lord Richard Crowe for Gabriella Crowe
Lady Cornelia VandeBrugge for Lord Perceval Gower, Esq.
Lord Aiden of Coldwood for Lady Elke Vuponne
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson for Lady Cezilia Raposa
Lord Wilham de Broc for Lady Isabel Chamberlaine
Lord Robert Gower for Lady Rachel of Ironwolf
Lord Fearghus O Conchobhairof Buckland Cross for Lady Markesa De Carvalhal
Lord Gawyn O’Clery for Maeve O’Clery
Lord Eoghan Bastard mac Lachlainn of Lochleven for Lady Chiara di Marte de Venezia
Lord Eliahu Al-Talhi for Lady Sandrine de Berry
Dominus Spurius Genucius Ruilus for Lady Isolda Fairamay
Lord Ryouko’jin of Iron Skies for Lady Indrakshi Aravinda
Lord Phelippe du Peiregore for Maeve
Lord Thorvald Olafsson for Lady Melisande De La Mer
Ivarr Rambison for Rose DuBois