Yours in Service,
Lady Olivia Baker
Minister of the Lists
Greetings East Kingdom,
I, Sir Matthias Grunwald, have been selected as the Captain for the Rapier Melee Team for this upcoming Pennsic. Countess Marguerite Ingen Lachlainn and Don Robert Earlson have agreed to serve as my deputies.
We will be running drills for the Rapier Champions Melee team, which will serve two purposes. The first is to select those who will best represent the East Kingdom as a Champion, but the second is to help increase the already commendable melee prowess of the kingdom. To that end, all who have an interest in rapier melee are encouraged to participate throughout the season.
In general, if there is melee already planned at the event, we will be observing it. If not, we will look to run small scenarios and drills that fit within the Autocrat and MiC schedules. This list is not exhaustive and will likely be altered as the season goes on.
March 17th Central Region Regional Practice
March 30 – Mudthaw (If possible due to space)
April 27 – Balfar’s Challenge
April 28 Lochleven Spring Practice
May 25 – Panteria
May 25 – Wars of the Roses
June 8 – Southern Region War Camp
June 22– Les Beltaines
June 29 The Canterbury Campaign ~ Smoking Rocks Investiture
July 6 – Great Northern Thyng
It is not necessary to be at all of these events and practices, but these will be opportunities to test your skill, train yourself and others, and generally enjoy melee in the East Kingdom.
For coordination purposes, anyone interested in either general melee or the Rapier Melee champions is asked to fill in the contact form.. https://goo.gl/forms/xaWCVGD2E50AsR1x1
Please feel free to forward this message to any local lists or other social media.
Sir Matthias Grunwald,
Pennsic Melee Rapier Champions Captain
The following is the report of Their Majesties East court, held in foreign lands, as sent to me by Joachim Liechtenauwer who did so witness:
In the forests of Gleann Abhann , on the 14th day of March A.S. LIII, known in the Common Era as 2019, Their Majesties, Wilhelm and Vienna joined many of the people of the East at Gulf Wars. There in a quaint courtyard, at 6:09 pm exactly, with the scent of schnitzel in the air, did Their Majesties hold a small court. Continue reading
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Following please find the missive I received from Master Rowen Cloteworthy, who witnessed
Their Majesties court at St. Eligius in my absence.
~Treannah, Vox Regis
On a clear, crisp morning, the 10th of November, Anno Societatis LIII, being reckoned 2018 of
the Common Era, Their Majesties Wilhelm and Vienna joined their home Barony of Dragonship
Haven in a celebration of the arts and sciences in honor of Saint Eligius.
In the afternoon, Their Majesties held Court. First, König Wilhelm and Königin Vienna
exchanged gifts with Their Excellencies Dragonship Haven, Joseph and Brose. Their Majesties
offered gifts of fine cloth and beverage and Their Excellencies in return gave Her Majesty a
mirrored ball in recognition of the band of minstrels called ABBA and His Majesty an enormous
Captain Elias Gedney then presented to König Wilhelm and Königin Vienna a gift of tokens,
coins stamped with Their initials for Their use as They deemed fit. Their Majesties thanked him
for his generosity.
Gifting concluded, the Crown then announced that Duchess Avelina Keyes was the Heir to the
Barony of the Bridge and would take her seat on March 23rd at Black Rose Ball and Baronial
Their Majesties then spoke of the wonderful calligraphy, illumination, and bookbinding they saw
exhibited in the competition and called for the maker, Lady Carmellina de Vacarri to come
before Them. Lady Carmellina was gifted a Golden Lyre for her skills.
The Crown then summoned Damhin Mac Ronain. They spoke of his skill at armored combat and
thrown weapons and that They and Their predecessors wished it known that he was
accomplished in such things. Their Majesties then Awarded Arms to Damhin, dated to the Last
Court of Brennan III and Caoilfhionn III on September 29, A.S. LIII. In recognition of this, there
was a scroll presenting with calligraphy and illumination by the Honorable Lady Mairi
Crawford, with words penned by Lord Edmund Beneyt.
König Wilhelm and Königin Vienna called forward the children of the East and, as has become
tradition, offered them up a sacrifice in the form of the Honorable Lord Antonius Blandus, who
ran ahead of the pack with a chest full of toys, though he was brought low at the end of the
Her Majesty also offered a token of a ring from Her hand to a young gentle named Ruby, who
had made toys for the box to be shared with others.
Cristina Volpina was summoned and Their Majesties spoke of her work with textile dyeing and
her research into recipes for dyes and also her work bringing indigo vats to demos to encourage
hands-on participation. In recognition of these works, Cristina was Awarded Arms and given a
scroll commemorating this, crafted by Baroness Emma Makilmone.
The Crown called for all those newcomers to the Society and offered to them small gifts that
they might remember their visit and to encourage them to return to our halls again in the future.
Their Majesties next called for Hans Ferdinand Engle, though he was not in the hall. In his
absence, Don Christoffel d’Allaines-sur-Comte came forward. The Crown spoke of Hans’ skill
as a fencer and his service as Thrown Weapons Champion for the Barony of Dragonship Haven
and Awarded him Arms. Don Christoffel was asked to present to Lord Hans a scroll prepared by
the Honorable Lady Ommadan inigena Ru in recognition of this.
Gerhardt von Hohensee was requested to attend the Crown. Their Majesties spoke of his skill as
a fencer, his studies of Fabris and his teaching, and his time as Baronial Fencing Champion. To
reward such skill and service, Gerhardt was named a Companion of the Order of the Silver
Rapier. He was given a scroll created by Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova and a medallion
by Don Lucien de Wyntere.
Next, Agnes Marie de Calais was summoned. König Wilhelm and Königin Vienna spoke of her
work as an armored combatant and water bearer and her works with the children’s initiative.
Finding these worthy accomplishments, They named her a Lady of the Court and Awarded her
Arms. This recognition was recorded on a scroll with calligraphy and illumination by Master
Aleksei Dmitriev with words by Madame Perronnelle de Croy.
At the herald’s call, Amalie von Hohensee presented herself to the Crown. Their Majesties spoke
of her skill at creating garments, her skill as a journeyman in Athena’s Thimble, and her talent at
the harp. They then called for Their Order of the Silver Brooch and named her a Companion
thereof, presenting her with a document confirming this prepared by Lady Millicent Rowan.
Their Majesties wished to thank some of the many people who staffed Their Coronation. They
called for Mistress Temair ingen Muiredaich, Baron Agapios Cargos, Don Llewellyn Walsh,
Master Dietrich Schwelgengräber, Master Qadagin-u Jajiradai called Jaji, Mistress Juliana von
Altenfeld, Mistress Annetje van Woerden, and Lady Sarrah Byrd and unto each of them
bestowed the Award of the Burdened Tyger and tokens in recognition.
The event stewards, Lady Aelfwyn of Dragonship Haven and Baroness Catalina de Valencia,
were called forward and thanked by Their Majesties for their work organizing the event. They
were given tokens, rings, from the hand of Königin Vienna.
The Crown then called for the Honorable Holt Kincaid. Her Majesty spoke emotionally about
Her experiences with Holt, how the young Vienna became her friend in the SCA, welcoming
Holt and her family with a place to sit at one of their first events. Holt replied later that this
welcoming gesture made her come back and stay in the Society and that she would be forever
grateful. Königin Vienna spoke of Holt’s service to her Barony, to the youth program, and to
combat archery. König Wilhelm the said that he recalled Holt saying if she ever got a scroll from
him, that she hoped it would be in crayon. His Majesty complied with this request, offering her a
scroll that He had colored with crayon himself. Their Majesties then reached for a coronet and
placed it upon her head and named Holt a Baroness of Their Court and gave her a much more
formal scroll, done without crayon, created by Master Vettorio Antonello.
Next, The Majesties called for Baroness Ysabella de Draguignan. They praised her art and skill,
and spoke of how she had created so much for so long. His Majesty added that he had been
"kicked out" of museums for getting too close trying to take pictures Ysabella had requested. In
recognition of her art, the Crown called for Their Ancient and Noble Order of the Laurel and
presented Ysabella a Writ, to be answered at a later date, asking if she would take her place
among that Order. The Writ itself was created by Königin Vienna. The Order took Ysabella
away, that she might begin her contemplation.
Their Majesties then asked if there were any final words from the dias. Baron Joseph and
Baroness Brose both thanked everyone for attending the day. Königin Vienna said that They felt
very supported in Dragonship Haven and that They felt much love there, as it was Their home.
The Crown then called for the kitchen staff and thanked them for the wonderful dayboard they
Immediately before Court was to be concluded, Master Qadagin-u Jajiradai called Jaji came
forward and offered his fealty to Their Majesties, which they accepted and returned. There being
no further business, the Court of König Wilhelm and Königin Vienna was concluded.
These are the events of the Court as I recall them. My thanks to the heralds, retainers, guards,
staff, scribes, and all the artisans and others who attended the event and made it the fine day it
was. Long live the King! Long live the Queen! Long live the Kingdom of the East!
For Crown and College,
Pray know I remain,
– Master Rowen Cloteworthy
Period music comes in many shapes and sizes, and not all of it sounds like Gregorian Chant. The music of the Spanish Jews is some of the most passionate, satisfying music of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Built on Jewish scales and employing a language that combines elements of Spanish and Hebrew, Ladino music taps into the pathos and heartache of the Jewish Diaspora. This class will include a short history of Ladino music, a quick tutorial on Ladino pronunciation, and few pointers about vocal style and ornamentation. In the main body of the class, you will learn 3-5 easy to intermediate Ladino songs. Music will be provided, but the songs will be taught by ear, as they would have been in Medieval Spain. All levels welcome. Be prepared to sing if you would like. Drummers and other instrumentalists are also welcome. Reading music is not required.
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October 6th, 2018
And it was foretold that the King of the East and his Majestic Queen, Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke and Vienna De La Mer would visit the shores of Their fair Barony of Ruantallan. And they came and held a Great Court, to honor citizens as They saw fit on the lovely October 6th day.
The first item in the Royal Court was to invite in the Baron and Baroness of Ruantallan, Guthfrith Yrlingson and Isobel de Mowbray, who did swear fealty to the King and Queen of the East, then sat and opened their own court at the whim of the King and Queen. And at the end of Their Court, they did honor newcomers to Their Court with a small token, to which the King and Queen also added their personal tokens to the populace. And the Baron and Baroness then did close their court and Their Royal Majesties did open the Great Court.
Photo by: Lady Aesa of the Island – L- R Lord Ulrich, Dame Sarra, HL Barnabus, missing Lord Martin Nutcrusher
(22nd September 2018), “the Tir Mara Archery and Thrown Weapons Championship tournaments were held in the Shire of Avonmore. His Highness and I were regrettably not able to attend. We were following the tournament via text (thank you so much Eginhard and Kirsa!) and proudly announced the Tournament winners in Our Majesties’ court at Bergental Investiture.
We are extremely pleased to announce the new Archery and Thrown Weapons Champions of Tir Mara:
Prince’s Champion of Archery: Dame Sarra Grahame of Burnham
Prince’s Champion of Thrown Weapons: HL Barnabus O’Pheylan
Princess’ Champion of Archery: Lord Ulrich von Spandau
Princess’ Champion of Thrown Weapons: Lord Martin Nutcrusher
Thank you so very much to our outgoing Archery Champions Litt Skeg and Lynne the Sinister and our outgoing Thrown Weapons Champions Eginard d’Aix La Chapelle and Raoul du Dragon Dormant.
Prince Wilhelm & Princess Vienna, Protectors of Tir Mara
Heirs to the Tyger Thrones of the East”