Greetings unto the list heralds and list runners of the East from Lucien de Wyntere, Troubadour Herald of our fair and glorious Kingdom. Our most noble Basilissa and Basileus are holding Their Armored Champions tournament at Sommer Draw in the lands of Bergental. If you wish to assist in heralding the lists or list running please reach to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a great time for those new to running and heralding to try it out. Thank you in advance!
rubric (noun ru·bric \ ˈrü-brik , -ˌbrik \): a guide listing specific criteria for grading or scoring academic papers, projects, or tests
In an attempt to familiarize more people with the scoring rubric used for the King’s & Queen’s Arts & Sciences Champion competition (K&Q’s A&S), the office of the East Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences (MOAS) will be holding workshops designed to give judges and artisans hands on practice using the rubric. Attendees at these sessions will assess a sample A&S project using the rubric, and then discuss their results and experience.
While these workshops are specifically designed to train judges so that the kingdom can achieve more consistent judging for the K&Q’s A&S competition in the future, this class can also greatly benefit artisans who can learn more about expectations for A&S competitions in the society by reviewing the rubric – so all are welcome and encouraged to attend these events!
The Ministry hopes to have more events (including online workshops) scheduled in the near future. Please note that the sessions below will be divided into two one hour parts, to allow those who can not stay the entire time to attend either part of the class.
Judges: Please note that attendance at these sessions is *not* required to judge at K&Q’s A&S, but, we very much hope to have at least one judge who has attended a couple of these workshops on each judging team next year. If you intend to judge at this competition in the future, please make every effort to attend these or a future workshop session.
Artisans: Please also remember that the Kingdom A&S Consultation Tables can be another sources of help with your A&S projects. They are designed to not only provide general A&S advice, but also specific feedback about your projects using the kingdom rubric. If you have questions about these sessions please contact email@example.com
One of the joys of Pennsic is the opportunity to celebrate landmark moments with friends who may not be able to gather at any other time or place. A special setting can make the event more memorable, especially if you don’t have to set up the space!
The East Kingdom Royal Encampment at Pennsic offers its lovely Vigil Chapel for a variety of small gatherings:
Peerage elevation vigil, particularly if the group planning the vigil is small and/or surprising the candidate with an in-camp vigil would be difficult
Hand-fasting and other commitment ceremonies
Afternoon tea party
… and other types of celebrations!
The Vigil Chapel will be a 10 x 10 space with removable canvas walls and silk painted faux stained glass windows depicting the various peerages. Furnishings include seating, side tables, and two tables for vigil food or display, with additional ambiance from hanging lanterns and candles. The Chapel will be available between the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., from Wednesday, August 1st through Thursday, August 9th. The Vigil Chapel must be reserved in advance.
For details about reserving the Vigil Chapel, including the possibility of using the State Kitchen to prepare food for your gathering, please email Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh, Pennsic Major-Domo for Brennan III and Caoilfhionn III.
We look forward to your happy occasions!
Do you have a Skill or Trade or Compendium of lore that simply must be shared far and wide within the Kingdom? The East Kingdom 50-year Celebration is upon us and there will be classes of all flavors Friday, Saturday, *and* Sunday, and we want your class to be among them.
In order to get your class in the Sitebook, we need your submission by May 8, which is just a few short days away. Please take the time now to fill out the scheduling form. There will be outdoor spaces, some with electricity and running water, indoor spaces away from the ravages of wind and sun, a space for dance, and display spaces in the Town Square where you can demonstrate your craft to the fine people of the East and offer them a hand as they try it for the very first time (or the very fiftieth time)!
The form can be found at this link.
Rosina von Schaffhausen
Their Royal Majesties Brennan mac Fearghus and Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain wish to conduct a formal feasibility study in order to better understand the desires of the people regarding the Crown Principality of Tir Mara. As such Their Majesties have requested a polling of the populace of Tir Mara be issued in order to for them to receive better feedback from all areas of the region.
Section VII.C of East Kingdom Law states:
The Crown may poll any land group at any given time for any reason they see fit. The Heirs may poll any land group at any given time for any reason they see fit with the permission of The Crown.
The objective of the polling is to provide Their Majesties with information so they may better understand the will of the people. This polling is an informational feasibility study only. The results in no way trigger a change of status in the Region. There are several factors that determine eligibility for full principality status as are detailed in EK Law.
In the coming weeks, paid members residing in Tir Mara will receive a mailed ballot asking your opinion as to if you support Tir Mara moving to a Full Principality or not. Please remember the objective of the polling is to provide Their Majesties with information so they may better understand the will of the people.
Once the ballots have been completed they will be mailed back to Mistress Tadea di Bruno, Tir Mara Crown Principality Seneschal, who in turn will post all letters, still sealed in their original envelopes, to the East Kingdom Polling Deputy for tally and official reporting to Their Majesties.
For more information on pollings and Principalities please refer to the latest copy of EK law and Corpora found at: http://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/docs/EKLAW.pdf and http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/govdocs.pdf respectively.
Tadea Di Bruno
Tir Mara Crown Principality Seneschal
Leurs Majestés Royales Brennan mac Fearghus et Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain souhaitent mener une étude informelle de faisabilité afin de mieux comprendre le désir du peuple à propos de la Principauté Couronnée de Tir Mara. Ainsi Leurs Majestés demandent qu’un sondage du peuple de Tir Mara soit effectué afin de recevoir de meilleur commentaire de la part de toutes les zones de la région.
«Section VII.C des Lois du Royaume de l’Est stipulent:
La Couronne peut effectuer un sondage de n’importe quel groupe territorial à n’importe quel moment que cela leur semble juste. Leurs Héritiers peuvent effectuer un sondage de n’importe quel groupe territorial à n’importe quel moment que cela leur semble juste avec la permission de la Couronne.»
L’objectif du sondage est de fournir à Leurs Majestés toutes informations nécessaires afin de mieux comprendre la volonté du peuple. Ce genre de sondage est une étude informelle sur la faisabilité uniquement. Les résultats ne peuvent en aucun cas changer le statut d’une région. Il existe plusieurs facteurs qui déterminent l’éligibilité du statut de Principauté complète comme il est décrit dans le document des lois du Royaume de l’Est.
Dans les semaines à venir, les membres payant résidant dans Tir Mara recevront un bulletin par la poste demandant leur opinion au fait que Tir Mara devienne une Principauté complète ou non. S’il-vous-plait, rappelez-vous que l’objectif du sondage est que Leurs Majestés obtiennent des informations afin qu’ils puissent mieux comprendre la volonté du peuple.
Une fois les bulletins complétés, ceux-ci seront retournés par voie postale à Maîtresse Tadea di Bruno, Sénéchal de la Principauté Couronnée de Tir Mara, qui à son tour fera parvenir par voie postale les lettres, toujours scellées dans leur enveloppe originale, au Député du comptage pour le Royaume de l’Est et représentant de Leurs Majestés.
Pour plus d’information sur les sondages et le statut de Principauté, s’il-vous-plait vous référer à la dernière version des lois du Royaume de l’Est et Corpora au lien suivant (Anglais seulement) : http://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/docs/EKLAW.pdf et http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/govdocs.pdf
Tadea Di Bruno
Tir Mara Crown Principality Seneschal
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The East Kingdom Royal Encampment at Pennsic is in need of your help. The Steward is seeking a crew chief for the gate pavilion East Kingdom Royal camp at Pennsic this year (2018, AS 53). The job details can be found on the East Kingdom Royal Encampment Staff List along with other possible positions that need YOU! Remember “teamwork makes the dream work” so please consider helping if you can. This is your opportunity to shine.
Please take a moment to consider sharing this information so that everyone can see this request.
traduit par Pellandres dit le Frère
Bien le bonjour à tous qui tenteront le sort et visent le trône du Tigre!
Vous trouverez ici l’horaire qui sera suivi pendant la journée. Notez que ces heures sont fermes et qu’un manque de ponctualité pourrait influencer votre capacité à participer au tournoi de la couronne.
Soyez à temps!
8h30 Ouverture du site
8h30-10h00 Enregistrement auprès de la Maitresse des Lices
10h00 Fermeture finale des inscriptions.
10h30 Procession des couples à leurs majestés.
Sur ce, bonne chance et combattez bien.
En fier service de l’Est
Basileus Brennan et Basilissa Caoilfhionn, Autokrator kai Autokratera Tis Anatolis
Greetings to all who see these words,
As will shortly be published in the upcoming issue of Pikestaff Their Imperial Majesties Caoilfhionn Basilessa and Brennan Basileus have scheduled a Curia for the Summer Reign at the Iron Bog Investiture / K&Q Archery Champions Tournament in the Barony of Iron Bog (Mullica Hill NJ), on Saturday 16 June 2018, starting at 7:00 pm.
Please note, the starting time of Curia has been changed from the announcement published in the May issue of Pikestaff. Curia will be held at 7:00 pm.
Details of the agenda will be posted on the Seneschal’s web page as soon as they are available.
Greetings unto the Populace:
We have extended the deadline for recommendations for Our second polling, to allow anyone who (like me) waits until the last minute for things and needs all of the reminders ever (you should see what goes on with my google calendar – reminders 1 week, 1 day, 12 hours, 1 hour, and 30 minutes before any important appointment).
But the deadline is TONIGHT at midnight, so if you want to write some in for a polling order, do it now or set that reminder ASAP.
Please use the awards recommendation link I have conveniently included in this post.
In Service to the East,