Baron Phillip Reed the Facetious, OP (Scott P. R. Berk, MD), became Chairman of the Board of Directors on Saturday, October 25.
Says Master Phillip of his new position, “I am honored to continue the progress the SCA has made to this point and look forward to continue leading the changes necessary for our organization to grow in the future.”
There has been a problem brewing for several years as the East Kingdom has modernized. This problem is with one of our longest standing Heraldic Titles. The Eastern Crown Herald has been the primary Submissions Herald for the Kingdom of the East. The title is derived from the heraldic charge The Eastern Crown, which is a specific type of crown which is displayed both in the Heraldry of the Kingdom and the Badge of the Order of the Silver Crescent.
As time has gone on the title Eastern Crown Herald has been misinterpreted in several ways. Some have taken it to refer to the herald of the Crown of the East, the lead herald of a reign. Some have confused it with the Principal Herald of the East. Continue reading
Unto Our Beloved Allies of the East, Joyous Greetings;
It is an auspicious time for the East. On the tail of the magnificent reign of glorious Kenric and most noble Avelina comes the trumpets of Empire. Thus do mighty Brennan Augustus and radiant Caoilfhionn Augusta assume their rightful place as rulers of this glorious kingdom!
We in Acre do stand in awe and with happy hearts!
We, Damien Rex and Tara Regina, by right of blood and arms King and Queen of Acre, felt blessed to have simply been there to see it. Indeed, we would have accepted simply that and called it fortune beyond avarice. But Their Majesties are most generous, for they as well as Their Excellencies Baron Erec and Baroness Jehannine of Settmour Swamp received us as honored guests, honoring us with a place beside them in Court and among them at High Table, to enjoy the fine and unrivaled fare that only those of the East could provide. For this, for their great friendship, and for so much more, mere gratitude will never be enough. We count ourselves most fortunate indeed to be among your allies, and that we may together make deeper and mightier still the historic friendship between us. Indeed, any who call themselves an enemy of the East will be forced to meet the swords of Acre beside you all and face the folly of their choice to defy the Empire of the Tyger!
The future is bright indeed. Many a great song will be sung and happy tale will be told in the times to come as these most august and resplendent sovereigns forge their immortal legacies in the hearts of their beloved subjects and allies, and carve it upon their enemies’ many graves.
Long live Brennan and Caoilfhionn, and great may they rule! And long live the East! Vivat!
Yours in Eternal Friendship,
King of Acre
Today, the King and Queens Bardic Champions were held in the Barony of Bergental.
Vivat to the new King’s Bard: Lord Martyn de Halliwell!
Vivat to the new Queen’s Bard: Mistress Aife ingen Chonchobair!
From Lady Raffaella Mascolo,
EK Webminister / Web Polling Minister
Please be advised that the Laurel and Maunche pollings will be closing at 11:59 PM on February 24. All other pollings will be closing at 11:59 PM on February 10, 2014.
Greetings from the Brigantia Principal Herald of the Kingdom of the East.
At Curia on Jan 26th in Stonemarche it was proposed by Baron Rowen H.E. to their Majesties and I to eliminate the requirement for Shires to have a Herald. The reasoning was, when the requirement was added in January 2002, that having a local officer for heraldic consultation was a very good thing. This requirement was more than what Corpora requires of Shires.
With the advent of the Ask A Herald system and with the pervasiveness of the internet into our lives this requirement has become, in certain circles, viewed as a burden instead of a benefit. Thusly it was moved to strike that additional requirement and bring EK Law into line with Corpora.
Thusly, EK Law Section VII.H.3.b, which required Shires to have heralds is no more. EK Law Section VII.H.3.c will be merged with Section VII.H.3.b and will require a “Herald, Knight Marshal, or Minister of Arts and Sciences” as a shire officer.
Now that the legalese is out of the way. This does not mean the positions are going away. It only means the position of Shire Herald is no longer required for a local group to exist. I would prefer to see those who are Heralds of Shires continue their work and be a benefit to their local groups.
Ryan Mac Whyte
Brigantia Principal Herald of the Kingdom of the East
By instruction of Their Majesties, the agenda for Their upcoming Curia has been amended (new items 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5); the revised agenda is now available on the East Kingdom Seneschal’s web site:
(We recommend using the Seneschal’s Curia page as the link, rather than linking through directly to the agenda pdf, because there’s a sidebar on the Curia page discussing the purpose of the Curia and who has speaking privileges, which is useful information to gentles who haven’t previously attended.)
The Curia will be held the day after Birka, in the Barony of Stonemarche:
Sunday, 26 January 2014, 10:00am
Stark Room, Radisson Hotel Manchester
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Clerk of Laws
The Board of Directors would like to remind the membership that the Fourth Quarter 2013 Board Meeting will take place in the Kingdom of Trimaris on October 19, 2013.
The location will be the Embassy Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista, 8100 Lake St Orlando, FL 32836, (407) 239-1144 and the start time will be 9:00 a.m.
All members are welcome to attend. Modern clothing is appreciated. Please send any questions to ea at sca.org.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
Milpitas, CA 95036
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There will be East Kingdom Exchequers Roundtable meeting at Pennsic.
This meeting will occur on Wednesday, July 31at 4:00 PM in A&S 7.
This is an opportunity for exchequers, or those who would like to become an exchequer, to meet, discuss concerns or issues and ask questions.
Training will be available if needed.
Sheldon the Just
Central Region Exchequer