Unofficial Court Report: Ruantallan Baronial Investiture and Tir Mara Champions

RuantallanThe 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 28 November in the forty-ninth year of the Society in the Barony of Ruantallan; 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. In the first sitting of Their Majesties’ Court, Their Majesties gave thanks to Donal O’Neill and Allessandra Francesca di Milano for their good, faithful and notable service holding the lands as Baron and Baroness of Ruantallan and, as tokens of their merit and great nobility, elevated the said Donal and the said Allessandra to the ranks of Baron and Baroness of the Court, and granted them Arms, the which deeds were confirmed in documents created by Nest verch Tangwistel, Alisay de Falaise and Margaret Twygge of Sky Hill.

Item. Their Majesties summoned before the Tyger Thrones the East Kingdom Seneschal, Dueña Mercedes Vera de Califia, who announced that the Incipient Shire of Avonmore had fulfilled all of the requirements for becoming a full and official Shire.

Briana Douglase is sent to vigil to contemplate joining the Order of the Pelican.  Photo by Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood.

Briana Douglase is sent to vigil to contemplate joining the Order of the Pelican. Photo by Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood.

Item. Their Majesties called before them Briana Douglase and instructed her to go forth to the place prepared for her to sit vigil and prepare to answer the question whether she would join the Order of the Pelican.

Whereupon, Their Majesties adjourned their Court until the hour of tierce, at which time such further business was done and caused to be done:

Item: Their Majesties invested Guthfrith Yrlingsson as Baron of Ruantallan and Isobel Mowbray as Baroness of Ruantallen, and accepted the fealty of the same for the lands held of the Crown, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Mergriet van Wijenhorst.

Whereupon, with Their Majesties’ leave, Their Excellencies Baron Guthfrith and Baroness Isobel conducted such business as was necessary and fitting.

Whereupon, with the leave of Their Majesties, the Prince and Princess of Tir Mara, Darius and Etheldreda, did and caused the following to be done:

Item. The Prince and Princess of Tir Mara thanked their Rattan Champions, Robert Gower and Cornelia van der Brugge, for their worthy and excellent service, and dismissed them according to custom.

Item. The Prince of Tir Mara invested Spurius Genucius Rutilus as his Rattan Champion, the which deed was confirmed in a document calligraphed by Juliote de Castlenou d’Arry and illuminated by Conn Rosendubh.

Barom Pellandres is invested as Princess' Rattan Champion of Tir Mara

Barom Pellandres is invested as Princess’ Rattan Champion of Tir Mara. Photo courtesy of Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood.

Item. The Princess of Tir Mara invested Pellandres dit le frère as her Rattan Champion, the which deed was confirmed in a document calligraphed by Juliote de Castlenou d’Arry and illuminated by Conn Rosendubh.

Item. The Prince and Princess of Tir Mara thanked their Arts and Sciences Champions, Mergriet van Wijenhorst and Katherine Murray, for their worthy and honorable service and, according to custom, dismissed them.

Item. The Princess of Tir Mara invested Inga Thorgansdottir as her Arts and Sciences Champion, the which deed was confirmed in document created by Mergriet van Wijenhorst.

Item. The Prince of Tir Mara invested Katherine Murray for a second time as his Arts and Sciences Champion, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Mergriet van Wijenhorst.

Whereupon, Their Majesties reconvened the Court previously adjourned and did and caused to be done the following:

Item. Their Majesties summoned the good lad Jack of Ynys Y Gwaed before the Court and inducted him into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub, the which deed was confirmed in document authored by Alys Mackyntoich, calligraphed by Eva Woderose and illuminated by Gianna di Aurelio.

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

Guthfrith and Isobel, newly invested Baron and Baroness of Ruantallan swear  fealty. Photo courtesy of Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood.

Guthfrith and Isobel, newly invested Baron and Baroness of Ruantallan swear fealty. Photo courtesy of Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood.

Item. Their Majesties summoned Onora Glencairn before the Court and homolgated the deed of Their ancestors of blessed memory, Brennan and Caoilfhionn, by awarding the said Onora Arms, the which deed was confirmed with a gift of embroidery created by Gwenlliana Vachan.

Item. Their Majesties brought before the Court the fair Artemizia di Niccolo della Fabro, to whom they then awarded Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Shadiyah al-Zahra’.

Item. Their Majesties brought Lloyd Smith before the Tyger Thrones and awarded him Arms.

Item. Their Majesties summoned before them the worthy Rozalin Vella and awarded her Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich, calligraphed by Eva Woderose and illuminated by Aesa feilinn Josursdottir.

Item. Her Majesty called the noble Sarra Graeham of Birnham from her labors in the kitchens and, thanking her for her many good works, bestowed upon her the Queen’s Honor of Distinction.

Item. Their Majesties called Sage O’Rose before the Court and awarded Arms to that worthy

Item. Their Majesties called before them one Jonathan Rankin O’Rose, known to be a captain of ships, and endowed the said Jonathan with a license to seek out new and undiscovered lands and to claim and rule the said lands in the name of the East, with certain rights and responsibilities attendant thereupon, the which license was confirmed in a document authored by Alys Mackyntoich and calligraphed by Eleanor Catlyng.

Item. Their Majesties caused Isobel Bickerstaff to be brought before them, whereupon, praising her story-telling, they inducted her into the Order of the Troubadour, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Fiona O’Maille.

Item. Their Majesties called into the Court the good man Percival Gower and, praising his talents in shoe-making, invested the said Percival with the Order of the Maunche, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Sarra Graeham of Birnham.

Item. Their Majesties summoned into the Court the good lady Danuta Czarowna, and, praising her work in illumination and the scribal arts, inducted the said Danuta into the Order of the Maunche, the which deed was confirmed with the gift of a book created by Robin dit Dessaint, with text by Gwenhwyfar Dinas Emrys.

Hedda Bonesetter is Awarded the Queen's Order of Courtesy.  Photo courtesy of Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood.

Hedda Bonesetter is Awarded the Queen’s Order of Courtesy. Photo courtesy of Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood.

Item. Her Majesty called into the Court the noble and gentle Hedda Bonesetter and endowed the said Hedda with the Queen’s Order of Courtesy, the which deed was confirmed in a document authored by Ygraine of Kellswood and calligraphed and illuminated by Eva Woderose.

Item. Their Majesties called the fine and worthy Castellanna Nazario d’Azzana before the Tyger Thrones and awarded her Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document authored by Marion of Ruantallan, calligraphed by Elena O Sirideain and illuminated by Isa of Ruantallan.

Item. Their Majesties invited into their presence the noble Theresa de Chats, whereupon they awarded Arms unto the said Theresa, the which deed was memorialized in a gift of a carved wooden plate created by Hawise ferch Meredith, with words by Eleanor Catlyng.

Item. Their Majesties brought into the Court the worthy lady Kat of Ruantallan and awarded her Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Nest ferch Tangwystl.

Item. Their Majesties summoned into their presence the good man Rowan Fergus and, so doing, inducted him into the Order of the Silver Rapier, the which deed was confirmed in a document calligraphed by Constance de Saint Denis and illuminated by Marietta Charray.

Item. Their Majesties summoned Guthfrith Yrlingsson again into their presence and inducted the said Guthfrith into the Order of the Silver Rapier with the acclaim of the court.

Item. Their Majesties spoke of the good and notable deeds of Margaret Twygge of Sky Hill and granted Arms unto the said Margaret as a sign of her worth, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Kayleigh Mac Whyte.

Item. The excellent demoiselle Emma, daughter of Wolfgang, aged four years, presented unto His Majesty Edward artwork she had created for him.

Item. Their Majesties summoned Briana Douglase into the Court to hear her answer to the question before her; the said Briana answering in the affirmative, Their Majesties heard testimony from notable Peers of the Realm concerning the merits of the said Briana; upon that testimony, Their Majesties did then invest and endow the said Briana with the Order of the Pelican and Arms by letters Patent, the which deed was confirmed in a document authored by Zaneta Gavlinne Angioliere and calligraphed and illuminated by Danuta Czarowna.

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:

Lord Martyn de Haliwell
Lord Díarmaid Ó Bríain
Seigneur Eginhard d’Aix la Chapelle

Early Stories of the East from Count Jehan de la Marche

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Count Jehan fighting in a Freon can helm, soft basketball elbow and knee pads, and hockey gloves.  He is using a mace nicknamed "Feather" which was made by Duke Andrew of Seldom Rest from a hickory axe handle and a roll of toilet paper plus lots of tape.  It weighed between 4.5 and 5 pounds.

Count Jehan fighting in a Freon can helm, soft basketball elbow and knee pads, and hockey gloves. He is using a mace nicknamed “Feather” which was made by Duke Andrew of Seldom Rest from a hickory axe handle and a roll of toilet paper plus lots of tape. It weighed between 4.5 and 5 pounds.

The Gazette asked Count Jehan de la Marche, eighth King of the East, for memories of some of his early SCA experiences. He sent us this first installment with the note that it is written from memory and others may well remember events differently.

I joined the SCA on October 31, 1969 at the Second Tolkien Convention in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I was living in Bowling Green, Ohio, at the time, and what I joined was the Middle Kingdom, at that time a small group in Chicago led by King (and later Duke) Cariadoc of the Bow. I went home and started the first SCA group in Ohio in 1970, the March of the Marshes, which later joined with a group in Cleveland to form the Barony of the Middle Marches, which has now devolved into several baronies.

My first contact with the East Kingdom involved an event in Cleveland, Ohio in early May 1971. We had been negotiating by telephone for some time for a joint event, and a carload of Easterners came out for this one.  They were delayed, so we fought the first part of the tourney outside — it was very cold for May, and there were even a few flakes of snow in the air.  The winner of the Middle Kingdom portion of the tourney was Andrew of Seldom Rest (later Duke, now, alas, dead). When the Easterners did get there we moved inside; they fought a separate tourney among themselves, which was won by Rakkurai of Kamakura, and then he and Andrew met for the championship of the day, won by Andrew.

I witnessed the beginning of the Pennsic Wars (which has often been retold wrongly). Continue reading

Yule Revel in Medieval Germany: Feast Sold Out

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medieval feast 2The Gazette received the following message from Mistress Philadelphia Brown.

The feast has sold out for the Yule Revel in Medieval Germany event to be held in the Barony of Bhakail on 12/13/14.

There is plenty of space available for offboard seating in the main feast hall, and in the basement Ratskeller. There are several restaurants within a few blocks of the site for anyone who chooses to eat dinner outboard, then return for the evening’s dancing and desserts. A list of local restaurants will be available at the Gate.

There is a significant discount in preregistering for the site fee (which includes dayboard and dessertboard), rather than paying at the door. Preregistrations can be still be accepted via mail as long as they are received by Friday, 12/12/14. (Preregistering via ACCEPS has ended.)

Full information can be found in the event announcement. Thank you.

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Unofficial Court Report for Simply Allegorical

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2014-allegorical-setting-dancingThe 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, held at the Simply Allegorical masque in the Shire of Quintavia on 15 November in the forty-ninth year of the Society; 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:

2014-allegorical-cubsItem. Their Majesties called into the Court Dove Galea and caused her to be inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub, the which deed was commemorated in a document by Katherine Stanhope.

Item. Their Majesties called into the Court Markis Galea and caused him to be inducted into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub, the which deed was commemorated with a document by Aleksei Dmitriev.

Item. Their Majesties caused the judges of the day’s costume contest to announce the winners of said contest, and give prizes to the said winners.

2014-allegorical-aoaItem. Their Majesties caused gifts of toys to be distributed to the children of the East.

Item. Their Majesties called into their presence Úna inghean Chonaín and awarded her Arms, the which deed was confirmed in a document created by Constance de St. Denis.

Item. Their Majesties invited into their presence newcomers to the Society and gave the2014-allegorical-newcomersm tokens of welcome in memory of the day.

Item. Their Majesties gave public thanks to the musicians who had performed for the dancing.

2014-allegorical-cooksItem. Their Majesties gave public thanks to the cooks who had diligently worked in the kitchens all day so that those dancing might be sustained throughout their efforts.

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.

Event photos courtesy of Erdene Qadajin, Jaquemine van Bel, and Bianca Angussola

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Unofficial Court Report for 100 Minutes War

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OTC1The 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, second of that name, held in the Shire of Rusted Woodlands upon 22 November in the forty-ninth year of the Society; 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 summoned Gellyes Joffrey before the assembled populace and thereupon inducted him into the Order of the Tygers Combattant.

Item. The Order of the Tygers Combattant being as of yet incomplete, Their Majesties summoned Caius Pontus of La Familia Gladiatoria before the OTC2assemblage and did thereupon induct him into the Order aforesaid, the which deed was memorialized in a Roman scroll created by Luke Knowlton and Eva Woderose.

Item. Their Majesties gave thanks and greetings to those attending the event from foreign lands, including visitors of rank from the Middle Kingdom, Aethelmearc and the Kingdom of Acre.

Ionnes declared winnerItem. Their Majesties presented a document authored by Bjorvig Huldarson and calligraphed and illuminated by Nemania filia Huweli to Ioannes Serpentius in commemoration of his victory in the 100 Minutes War.

Item. Their Majesties presented a document authored by Bjorvig Huldarson and calligraphed and illuminated by Nemania filia Huweli to Arn Ulrichson in commemoration of his leadership of the second place team in the 100 Minutes War.2nd

Item. Their Majesties commanded the presence of Melora of Settmour Swamp before the Tyger Thrones, and thereupon inducted the said Melora into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub, the which deed was confirmed in a document calligraphed by Jan Janovich Bogdanski and illuminated by Aziza al-Shirazi.

Item. Their Majesties caused Halldora Rolandsdottir to be brought before the Court, whereupon they inducted the said Halldora into the Order of the Tyger’s Cub, the which deed was celebrated with the gift of a painted box created by Emma Makilmone and marked with words and runes created by Eithne from beyond the long meadow and Wulfgar Silverhair.

Tygers CubsItem. The Order of the Tyger’s Cub being still incomplete, their Majesties commanded Charles ap Brochfael to appear before them, whereupon they inducted him into the aforesaid Order, the which deed was memorialized with a document authored by Aislinn Chiabach, calligraphed by Colin MacLaran of Greinvall and illuminated by Rennewief van Grunwald.Tygers Cubs 2

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

Item. Their Majesties bestowed gifts of friendship upon Duke Edmund of Hertford and Count Cellach MacCormaic, and praised the artisans who have donated their work for use as Royal gifts.

Item. Their Majesties homolgated the act of their ancestors of blessed memory, Brennan Augustus and Caoilfhionn Augusta, naming Bjorvig Huldarson as Brewer to the Crown the which deed was confirmed with a document created by Æsa Sturladottir.

bruceItem. Their Majesties requested the Court to observe a moment of silence in memorial for the passing of their much beloved subject Breuse de Taraunt.

Item. Their Majesties called into their presence Christoffel d’Allaines-le-Comte, and thereupon caused him to be inducted into the Order of the Silver Rapier, the which deed was confirmed with a document created by Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova Sviatoslavina vnuchka.

Item. Their Majesties homolgated the act of their cousins of Aethelmearc by elevating Date Rokurou Yoshimitsu to the nobility and awarding him Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Eleanore Godwin.

Item. Their Majesties commanded the presence of Marna Jageren before the Tyger Thrones and thereupon caused the said Marna to be awarded Arms, the which deed was memorialized in a document created by Mariette de Bretagne.

Item. Their Majesties invited into their presence newcomers to the Society and gave them tokens of welcome in memory of the day.

Item. Their Majesties summoned before them Conor Ó Ceallaigh, and, praising the said Conor’s work in glass, did then induct him into the Order of the Maunche, the which deed was confirmed with a document created by Lada Monguligin.

Item. Their Majesties gave public thanks to Martyn de Haliwell, the King’s Bard, for his singing 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
Lord Yehuda ben Moshe
Lady Anastasia da Monte

Event photos courtesy of Vettorio Antonello and Brochfael the Anglespurian.
 
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A Message from the Prince

arms East PrinceHis Highness, Crown Prince Darius, called Omega has asked the Gazette to share the following with the populace.

For my failings in Crown I apologize to my wife, the King and Queen, to Duchess Avelina, to Duke Kenric, to the Order of The Chivalry and to the Kingdom.

I am now Prince. I will use my time as Prince and later as King to serve this Kingdom and show each of you that the tournament is only a small part of this reign. I will respect the guidance of the Peers. I will treat each person with the honor and dignity that everyone in this Kingdom is entitled.

I ask now that we move forward as a Kingdom and work toward making our hobby fun, exciting and honorable for everyone. For my part, I again apologize and pledge to serve this Kingdom to the best of my ability. I would also like to add that this is the last Crown tourney I will fight in.

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Job Opening: Northern Region Rapier Marshal

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The East Kingdom’s Marshal of Fence wishes to share the following:


badge marshal rapier Unto the Kingdom of the East do I, Don Frasier MacLeod send greetings -

I am officially calling for resumes to fill the Northern Regional Rapier Marshal position.  If there is anyone interested in taking on this challenge, please forward your SCA resume to me via the Kingdom Rapier Marshal’s e-mail.  I will be accepting resumes for this position through December 15th, at which time I will close the window and review the resumes I have received.  Also, if you are interested and have questions, please feel free to contact me at the same e-mail and I will be happy to answer whatever questions you may have.

In Service,
Don Frasier MacLeod, KRM, East

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St. Eligius A&S Competiton and Faire 2014

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Winning entry in Master Alexander's Challenge

Winning entry in Master Alexander’s Challenge

 

The Barony of Dragonship Haven celebrated St. Eligius Arts and Sciences competition Saturday

November 15th, as well as tourneys for rattan and rapier to select Baronial Champions. The main A&S competition was an unusual design and involved entrants judging other entrants of similar experience level. Advisers discussed considerations for judging with each group and were available for consultation throughout the contest. Many thanks to Mistress Anarra Karlsdottir and Mistress Michel Almond de Champagne who guided our novices, Mistress Briony of Chatham who helped the Artisans, Master Jehan du Lac who assisted the Experienced Competitors and Mistress Nest ferch Tangwystl who worked with the entrants in the Laurels and Masters group.

Twenty six entries were in this competition each consisting of several parts and examples. Many fine and beautiful items competed for prize scrolls created by Baron Adhemar, Duchess Elisende of Merides, Baronness Efa Gath fach (Parsley) and Baroness Ysabella de Draguignan.  Prize Scrolls from Saint Eligius event

Winners of this competition were:

Novice A (in SCA under 3 yrs) – Chelsea of Gloucester – Spinning – Display of different weights

Novice B (in SCA over 3 yrs) – Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson– Viking Arm band

Artisan – Gideon ha-Khazar) – Research – “Why is this knight different than all other knights?”

Experienced competitor – Lissa Underhill – Anglo Saxon Glass Beads

Laurels and masters – Mistress Eleanor LeBrun — Evolution of Hoods through the SCA period.

Several focused competitions were also held this day. Winners included

Artisan’s Progress: Lissa Underhill: Anglo Saxon Glass Beads

Medieval Moment: Dziuginte Litovka: Armor for a Lithuanian Farmer

SCA Kluge:Anna Illevna – Heraldic Viking Apron

Master Alexander Challenge: Ysemay Sterling–Weaving silk fringe, woodcut print, glass beads.

Baron Adhemar’s Choice: Eleanor le Brun- Hoods through the Sca Time Period

Populace Choice: Lissa Underhill: Anglo Saxon Glass Beads

The organizers are very grateful to the good gentles who thoughtfully examined and judged entries into these contests: Master Luke Knowlton judged entries in Medieval Moment. Mistress Pagan Graeme picked the winner of Artisan’s Progress. Master Morgan Rhys ap Bran chose best SCA Kluge. At Lady Cassandra de Matisse’s request, the Master Alexander’s Challenge winner was selected by His Excellency Adhemar de Villarquemada.

A varied and delicious homemade dayboard was prepared by Master Tristan de Worrell and Mistress Renye Wurm able supported by Master Jaji and Lady Yasmine bint Rasheed.

In other contests of the day, Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson won the Baronial Heavy list tourney as well as the Novice B division of the A&S competition. Thus was Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson appointed both Dragonship Haven Baronial Rattan Champion and Baronial Arts and Sciences Champion.

Having won the Rapier Tourney, Lord Jean Michelle LeVode was appointed Dragonship Haven Baronial Rapier Champion.

The Barony’s Worshipful Company of Artificers (A&S) was augmented by the induction of Lady Bronwen Rose of Greyling called Brose and Lady Kathryn Ramsey. The Barony’s Order of the Yale (service) was likewise strengthened by the additions of Lady Kathryn Ramsey and Lord Jean Michel LeVode.

A marvelous dessert revel after court was organized and largely prepared by Lady Isabella d’Allaines le Comte.

Our thanks to Lady Bronwen Rose of Greyling called Brose for submitting this report, and for the use of her photos.

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