Online Pre-Reg Closes Tomorrow for K&Q Rattan and Bhakail Investiture

Greetings one and all!

There is (paid) online pre-registration available for Bhakail Investiture and King’s & Queen’s Rattan Champions, to be held next Saturday, June 3rd in Springfield, PA.  Online Pre-registration closes tomorrow, Saturday 5/27 and includes a $5 discount for pre-registering

To preregister for the event, follow this link: http://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/681216

Within 24 hours, a PayPal invoice will be emailed to you, and your pre-registration is complete upon payment. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save $5, and time during check-in! If you have any questions about online pre-registration, please reach out to the EK PayPal team at paypal@eastkingdom.org

Come to the bright sunny southern lands of Bhakail to witness the passing of the flame of leadership as our new Baron and Baroness are Invested. Their Majesties also invite you to join Them in Their search for Their next Champion of Arms. The day will be fill with tournaments, merchants, an A&S competition, a brewer’s rountable, pick-up rapier bouts, and various entertainments.

A full accounting of the days events can be found on the event website at this link*: http://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3163

The kitchen, under the direction of the masterful Mistress Julianna von Altenfeld will provide a dayboard, and a feast.

Dayboard*

Bread and butter
Another (Eggs)
Fresh and Marinated Vegetables (roasted onions, radishes, carrots)
Cheese
Fruit (oranges, apples, pears)
Fish in Green Sauce (Pompano)
Chick peas or Fried Beans
Cold Sage (chicken with sage)
Tallis (Fruit and Almond bread pudding) and one made without almonds
Poached Pears
Hypocras
Lemon Drink

Feast*

Bread with Savory Toasted Cheese
Salat
Cormarye (pork with coriander)
Peiouns stewed (peas stewed with garlic and herbs)
Shrimp with vinegar
Ladies’ Thighs served with garlic paste
Lentils
Rissoles on a Fish Day (dried fruit fritters)
Strawberry pudding
Hypocras
Lemon Drink

*Menus are subject to change, and all event details, including competition information and schedules will be updated/posted on the EK webpage, or available the day of the event at Gate.

An Historic Day for the Carolingian Company of Bowmen

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An account by Baroness Arlyana van Wyck and Mistress Ygraine
of Kellswood

On May 20, 2017, the Barony of Carolingia hosted an event
featuring a venerable test of archery skill. This test was
devised by the founders of the Carolingian Company of
Bowmen, believed to be the oldest archery guild in the SCA.
Because it takes most of a day to complete, and involves
shooting at various distances out to 100 yards, this shoot
is not held often. Indeed, it had been about 10 years since
it was last attempted, so Lady Erica of Carolingia and Lady
Eleanora Stewart resolved to serve as co-autocrats and
provide the opportunity.

The Carolingian Company of Bowmen was chartered in November
1976. (The charter text can be read here:
http://www.kellswood.com/ccb/charter.php ) Its founders
created a ranking shoot which they believed was difficult
enough that advancement would merit the respect of any
archers, whether in the SCA or the modern world. It involves
accuracy shooting at distances from 15 to 100 yards, a brief
combat shooting scenario, and an endurance requirement of a
set number of total shots during one day. (The details of
the shoot can be read here:
http://www.kellswood.com/ccb/rankshoot.php ) It is a test of
consistency and concentration. Many of those who have
attempted this shoot have missed advancing in rank because
of just one poorly-placed shot.

The first level ranking, that of Bowman, has been achieved
by no more than 30 archers over the years; 10 more joined
that number at the event. Fewer than 10 archers belonged to
the rank of  Companion Bowman; now there are 2 more –
Master Kobayashi Yutaka and Lord Mikjall Bogmadr. No one had
achieved the top-level ranking of Master Bowman in the over
40 year history of the Company, but that honor has now been
claimed by Master Li Kung Lo.

At the end of the long day of shooting, Baron Colin held
Court at which he thanked the event staff, the marshals of
archery and thrown weapons, and Lord Orlando, provider of
the ample dayboard. His Excellency was then among the 15 new
members of the Company who pledged to uphold its standards
of honor and safety, and paid the entrance fee to the
Captain of the Company, Master Peter the Red. All those who
advanced in rank were recognized in Court, and Master Li led
a cheer in memory of Marian of Edwinstowe, one of the
Company founders. Many of those present were heard to say
they hoped it would not be another 10 years before this fun
and challenging shoot was held again.

The CCB Charter

Baron Colin pays to join the Company

Captain Peter congratulates Master Li

New members take the Company pledge

Eastern Results from the March LoAR

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EASTERN RESULTS FROM THE MARCH 2017 LoAR

The Society College of Arms runs on monthly cycles and letters. Each month, the College processes name and armory submissions from all of the Kingdoms. Final decisions on submissions are made at the monthly meetings of the Pelican Queen of Arms (names) and the Wreath Queen of Arms (armory). Pelican and Wreath then write up their decisions in a Letter of Acceptances and Return (LoAR). After review and proofreading, LoARs generally are released two months after the meeting where the decisions are made.

An “acceptance” indicates that the item(s) listed are now registered with the Society. A “return” indicates that the item is returned to the submitter for additional work. Most items are registered without comments. Sometimes, the LoAR will address specific issues about the name or armory or will praise the submitter/herald on putting together a very nice historically accurate item.

The following results are from the March 2017 Wreath and Pelican meetings.  The submissions in this letter are from Herald’s Point at Pennsic 2016.

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Family Activities at Wars of the Roses – Something New!

Olivia Baker, reporting

This year at Wars of the Roses, we are doing something a little different. Rather than having specific family activities, we are encouraging and facilitating participation in all of the aspects of the event (to the extent legally and safely possible). Too much have we heard about families who cannot participate in “main” event activities and teens who are bored with crafts. There is always something to learn or help with, and it is our goal this year to provide as many opportunities for youth and their families to enjoy the event together as possible.

(1) There is always something to help with. We will provide a list of many of the activities happening at the event and things they will need volunteers for. Appropriate age ranges will be included so youth can easily find opportunities to help with the “main” Event.

(2) There is always something to learn. There will be many classes, and we will have a Village building full of artisans (and free play space) willing to share their craft and let anyone who is interested try it out. We are working with those who submit classes to have them post age ranges for their classes, and we encourage teachers to consider teaching beginner-level classes that would be appropriate for younger children as well. We are also looking for youth who would like to sponsor a competition at the Event.

(3) There is always someplace to be part of. The Village building will be a family-friendly space with free-play areas, artisan stations, and social space. It is a place where families can come to socialize, work on arts/sciences/handwork/etc, and play while enjoying “what we do in the SCA.” This is not the only place where families and youth are encouraged to participate. It is a sheltered area with boundaries that is explicitly family-friendly. Our goal is to keep families involved with the activities of the Event rather than sending them to a separated space.

We hope to see many families with all members engaged and enjoying the Event. If you have questions or suggestions, or you would like to volunteer to assist or teach, please contact me as soon as you can so we can talk!

If you’re interested in helping out with Family Activities, please contact the Family Activities Coordinator directly. 

Please remember that parents are responsible for their children at all times. Please be sure to familiarize yourself with the East Kingdom Chancellor Minor Policies

Below is the current schedule of family-friendly activities!
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SCA Artisans List Website Launched

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Tamaris painting. Image via Wikipedia commons, from an uncited French manuscript of Giovanni Boccaccio’s Des Cleres et Nobles Femmes, 1403.

Greetings all from the Kingdom A&S Minister, Master Philip White.

One of my goals in this office is to connect people with teachers and make learning more accessible. I’d like to see people working with other artisans more easily and to become better partners while developing a stronger community.

Another one of my goals is to not reinvent the wheel. If we have people already working on projects then let’s see if the East Kingdom can benefit form them too.

Master Lorenzo, from Meridies, has been working on an SCA Artisans List.
Click on the link and give it a look!

SCA Artisans Website

Full disclosure! Please note!
* The Mobile Interface is read-only.
* This is a work in process!
* There will be edits and improvements.
* We know it is not perfect.
* The list has been pre-loaded based off of the Order of Precedence published online.

I’ve tried it myself! I set up my registration and logged in. I’ve updated my information and finished setting up my account.

It is really easy to use.

The more people who participate the better the tool can become. There is a name search function but also by group or State or interest.

We could also even use this for local groups to register artisans, or set up judging, or classes, or something other things. There are options!

Remember… Have fun! Teach! Learn!

Your Servant to Command,

~p.w.

Preparing our history for the East Kingdom 50th Anniversary / Préparation de notre histoire pour le 50ième anniversaire du Royaume de l’Est

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Greetings to the populace of the East Kingdom,

In June of 2018 we will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary as the second kingdom of the SCA. As we prepared for the SCA 50th last year, we learned quickly that although we’re amazing at exploring and maintaining the history of other periods and people, we’ve not been completely successful in documenting our own. The East is not alone in this. Throughout the event I had variations of the same conversations with people from every kingdom there. Gaps in our story. Pages, photos, and names, simply missing.

Presently we’re in the very early days of planning for the 2018 event. With that in mind I’m reaching out and asking everyone to begin the process of preparing and organizing, bringing up to date, or constructing your areas, and your own history within the SCA.

If you are an area’s Historian that’s great! Please send me your contact information. If your area does not have a Historian, I ask that you please select someone to represent your area, and again send me their information.

Along with this I also ask for everyone to please update your EK Wiki pages. If you don’t have a page, please consider creating one. We used the Wiki extensively last year, and it’s a great way to get to know your fellow populace members. If you’re not familiar with the EK Wiki, it can be found at wiki.eastkingdom.org. We do ask however, although the nature of Wiki is anyone can work on anyone else’s page, please refrain from doing so without permission. When in doubt please reach out to Master Michel, the web minister in charge of the Wiki for assistance or guidance. He can be reached by e-mail.

I’m very excited about continuing the process of discovering the East Kingdom through our society’s history. 50 years is a long time and I know, because I’ve been told again and again, that there are many hidden treasures in garages, attics, basements, and closets. Not to mention the stuff on open display on walls, tables, and bookcases. If you have not but have been meaning to, now is a great time to start documenting it. Just think of the stories you’ll be able to share.

Thank you all so much. I look forward to seeing what the Hall of History will become. I’ll keep you posted as things move forward.

Yours in service,

Lady Magdelena Camaninte

East Kingdom Historian

En français
Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai

Salutations à la population du Royaume de l’Est,

En juin 2018, nous célébrerons notre cinquantième anniversaire comme second Royaume de la SCA. Comme nous nous préparions pour le cinquantième anniversaire de la SCA l’an passé, nous avons rapidement réalisé que bien que nous soyons excellents pour explorer et maintenir l’histoire d’autres périodes et personnes, nos efforts n’ont pas été complètement fructueux pour documenter la nôtre. L’Est n’est pas seul dans cette situation. Au travers de cet événement, j’ai eu des conversations similaires avec des gens provenant de tous les autres royaumes. Des trous dans notre histoire. Des pages, photos, noms, simplement manquants.

Présentement, nous sommes dans les toutes premières étapes de planification pour l’événement en 2018. En gardant ceci en tête, je cherche dès maintenant à rejoindre toutes les personnes détenant des informations afin de commencer le processus de préparer et d’organiser, de mettre à jour, ou de construire vos propres sections, et votre propre histoire dans la SCA.

Si vous êtes l’Historien d’un groupe, c’est une excellente nouvelle ! S’il-vous-plaît, veuillez envoyer vos informations de contact à Historian@eastkingdom.org. Si votre région n’a pas d’Historien, je vous demanderais de bien vouloir soumettre la candidature d’une personne afin de représenter votre région, et encore, de bien vouloir soumettre leurs informations.

De plus, j’aimerais demander à tous de bien vouloir mettre à jour vos pages Wiki du Royaume de l’Est. Si vous n’avez pas de page, considérez en créer une. Nous avons utilisé le Wiki de manière importante l’an passé, et c’est une excellente manière de mieux connaître les autres membres de la population. Si vous n’êtes pas familiers avec le Wiki du Royaume de l’Est, vous pouvez le consulter au Wiki.eastkingdom.org. Nous vous demandons cependant, même si la nature d’un Wiki est que tout le monde peut faire des altérations sur les pages de tout le monde, de ne pas effectuer de changements sans permission. Si vous avez un doute à ce sujet, contactez Maître Michel, le ministre web en charge du Wiki pour un conseil ou de l’assistance. Il est possible de le rejoindre à : Mike@knauer.org.

Je suis très enthousiaste de continuer le processus de découverte du Royaume de l’Est au travers de l’histoire de notre Société. 50 ans est une longue période, et je sais, parce qu’on me l’a sans cesse répété, qu’il y a plusieurs trésors cachés dans des garages, greniers, sous-sols et armoires, sans mentionner tous les items exposés sur les murs, tables et bibliothèques.
Si vous aviez l’intention de commencer à documenter, mais que vous n’avez pas commencé, maintenant est le moment parfait pour ce faire. Pensez seulement aux histoires que vous serez capables de partager.

Merci à vous tous, j’attends avec impatience de voir ce que le Hall de l’histoire deviendra. Je vous tiendrai informé à mesure que les choses avanceront.

En Service, Dame Magdelena Camaninte,
Historienne du Royaume de l’Est

Staff Announced for Their Royal Highnesses Ivan and Mathilde/Annonce de l’équipe pour Leur Royales Majestés Ivan et Mathilde

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Their Highnesses are grateful for the counsel and efforts of many people. Should you need anything at all from Their Household, please contact the appropriate staff member. Continue reading

Quest Artisan’s Row

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Oyez! Oyeeeeez!

Be it known that in but a fortnight, we will once again be engaged in a Quest!

As such, I tell you, I am greatly enthused to be coordinating Artisan’s Row!

But, of course, we would gladly welcome MORE artisans and alchemists to come and display their gifts. ‘Twould be, as well, a most advantageous time to bring forth those projects that need more space, or make more of a mess, than one can manage at other events. In particular are looking for potters, dyers and anyone else interested in coming out and taking advantage of this opportunity.

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Kingdom Seneschal stepping down

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Greetings unto the People of the East,

After 3 and a half years serving the East as Kingdom Seneschal, it is time for me to look for my successor. I will be stepping down at the Coronation of Ivan and Matilde and TRH will be interviewing interested parties over the next few months. If you are interested in the position please send a letter of interest and a resume to the King, Queen, Prince, Princess and myself (please include me on all letters of interest).

I am not going to include a list of duties and responsibilities. If you are interested but don’t know what the office entails, talk to the next Kingdom Seneschal about becoming a deputy to get to know the position.

In Service,

Mercedes Vera de Calafia

Tartyes, Patsy, and Pie Oh MY!!

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From Master Dietrich Swelgengräber.

Empress Honig von Summerfeldt, would like to extend a challenge to all aspiring cooks of the East Kingdom to represent themselves with a presentation of hand pies for an iron age chef competition.

Where: Southern Region War Camp.
June 9th, 2017 – June 11th, 2017
Saturday at 3:00pm

Submissions should include 12-15 hand type pastry with the ingredients of your choosing. Extant and period resources are strongly encouraged. Please include your best redaction and understanding of how the “Hand Pie” was developed and evolved throughout history.

 

tarts

Konzil von Konstanz (ÖNB 3044, fol. 48v), c. 1465-1475