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We will be moving the lists under the cover of Bennett Hall for Saturday’s Tournament.
What does this mean for combatants?
1. You will be dry. No wet fighters. No wet grass.
2. You will be fighting in concrete. I can’t do anything about that, unfortunately.
What does that mean for spectators?
1. You will be dry while watching the bouts.
2. You will be standing on concrete. Footwear is a thing.
What does this mean for everyone?
1. It will be loud. The barn is made of corrugated tin.
2. It will be cozy. You will be in tight quarters around the list fields. Please consider personal space when interacting with others.
3. Pavilions can still be set up outside of the barn on the field to use as a base of operations should you wish it.
4. We are going to have soooo much fun!!!
I love you all and and I can’t wait to see you!
Editor’s Note: Bennett Hall is a building at the event site, Camp Jordan. The address for the event remains the same: Camp Jordan 101 Camp Jordan Way Ellsworth, ME 04605
On the 20th of October A.S. LIII, known in the common era as 2018, the radiant Queen of the East, Vienna de la Mer, travelled to the Shire of Owlsherst in order to attend Shire Wars VIII, the battle of Hastings. As Her King had great trials that required His attention, it would fall to Her alone this day to see to Their people.
Early in the morning the Queen had Her herald call for all present to gather ‘round- for there was one thing that She simply could not wait to do. At Her nod, the herald called one Kathryn Perry forward, and the Queen spoke of this woman’s phenomenal skill in making clothing and accessories of an Elizabethan type. Then She bade Her herald to call for Her Order of the Laurel and once they drew near, the Queen playfully admonished Kathryn and instructed her to think about what she’d done while she sat in vigil this day.
Once this most urgent business was completed, and the Order had whisked Kathryn away to her vigil, The Queen was free for a while to enjoy the activities the people of Her Shire had arranged for the day. There were Boat Battles on the Heavy Weapon field, list combat by dashing Rapier fighters, an Arts and Science Competition, children’s activities, a tasty day board to sample, something called Helga ball to play and one thing quite near and dear to Her Majesty’s heart – weapons to throw! Continue reading
In response to many requests for gender-neutral period titles, the SCA College of Arms has been conducting research and taking commentary on several proposed titles. The research project is being supervised by Mistress Ursula Georges of the Middle Kingdom, the Palimpsest Herald.
The College of Arms recently approved the first three gender-neutral titles – two titles in English and one in Latin. Titles in other languages are being researched and will be considered on a case by case basis after commentary. Offers of research assistance or proposals for directions for research should be directed to Mistress Ursula at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The two English titles are Noble and Armiger. They can be used by any person who has an Award of Arms or higher. Noble is used before the name, as in “Noble John Smith” or “Noble Jane Doe.” Armiger is used after the person’s name, as in “John Smith, Armiger” or “Jane Doe, Armiger.”
Nobilis is an approved gender-neutral title in medieval Latin for use by those who hold an Award or Grant of Arms. In period documents, this title was typically used after a given name, as in “Haroldus nobilis.”
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 King 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 August 2018 Wreath and Pelican meetings.
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Baronessa Bianca Anguissola and House Strangewayes
The time has come when my term as Kingdom Minister of Lists draws to an end. My current term ends in February 2019 and I will not be seeking another term. I am therefore soliciting applications for a successor.
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