For the SCA’s 50th Year Celebration currently occurring in Indiana, the East Kingdom produced a video overview of its history, people and activities. The East’s booth at 50th Year was a major undertaking overseen by Countess Marguerite and supported by the work of many Easterners. The people who created this video are listed in the credits at the end. Many familiar faces and a few familiar voices are featured.
To all Rattan and Rapier Combatants that are attending War of the Roses, please pray attend.
There will be “Pennsic like” authorization and inspection points at War of the Roses this year.
The process will work the same as it does for Pennsic. Combatants will have their armor and weapons inspected by the marshals. Once that is done, they proceed directly to the MOL, where their authorization card is checked. They will then receive a sticker for their helm/mask. This will allow the marshals on the field to know who has been authorized and approved, and if there is someone who has not.
Please make sure to bring your authorization card with you to make the process as smooth as possible. The Points will be open during the published authorization and inspection times, and will extend during some fighting times as well. This process is going to help keep the combatants of the East Kingdom safer, and help the marshals do their jobs more effectively.
The Authorization and Inspection Point process is already planned for NRWC as well. We hope to do the same for SRWC, GNEW, and 100 Minutes War.
I look forward to a fun and successful summer. See you at Roses!
Sabina Luttrell, EK MOL
We are saddened to report the passing of a former citizen of the East Kingdom, Mistress Esperanza Halevi (mka Esther Tucker) in the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands on April 11, 2016. A detailed memorial article has been published by the Aethelmearc Gazette here: Sad Tidings: Mistress Esperanza Halevi
Mistress Laura Hawkwood (also known as Laura de Segovia), 43rd Laurel of the East, passed away in Carolingia on Tuesday, April 12th. She was awarded arms in AS X at the coronation of Alaric and Yseult, and was one of only 14 inductees into the now closed Order of Fatima, which honored illustrious clothiers and seamstresses. (She also helped design the badge for this order, as well as the badge for the Queen’s Order of Courtesy which is still in use today.) In AS XX, she was recognized as a companion of the Order of the Moon by the Baron of Carolingia for her achievements in the arts which further the progress of those arts in the Barony of Carolingia. She was a founder of House Silverwing, and active in the heraldic community.
Her obituary is available on-line here.
A number of regular Pennsic merchants will be there, as will many merchants those from the East who haven’t traveled to western wars and events may not have seen before, so take a moment to check out the list: