Crowning a Princess

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Yesterday in Tir Mara, Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon won the right to make his consort, Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon, Princess of the Eastern Kingdom.  He first made her a princess just over thirty years ago, and they ruled as the 34th Crowns of the Kingdom of Atenveldt.  They have twice before ruled as King and Queen of the East.

The Gazette thanks Sir Simon Gwyn for the use of his photos.

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The New Prince and Princess of the East!

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Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon defeated Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbruck to become the Prince of the East, and Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon is now Princess of the East.

Many thanks to Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood and Mistress Tadea Isabetta di Bruno for all of the on-site reporting!

Crown Tourney – Finals / Les Finalistes du Tournoi de la Couronne

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The finals will be best of 5 with rotating weapon forms.

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Celle-ci sera déterminée de la même façon que les demi-finales.

Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon for the honor of Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon

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Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke fighting for the honour of Mistress Vienna de la Mer

Crown Tourney – Semi Finals / Demi-Finales du Tournoi de la Couronne

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The four combatants remaining in the tournament are as follows. Five wins will be required to advance. This means an undefeated fighter will need two wins; a fighter who has already lost a bout will need three wins.

Duke Brion and Sir Ivan need two wins, Duke Randal and Sir Wilhelm need three.

En français: Les quatre combattants restants dans le tournoi sont listés ci-dessous. Cinq victoires seront nécessaires pour avancer à la prochaine étape. Ceci veut dire qu’un combattant n’ayant subi aucune défaite devra obtenir deux victoires, tandis qu’un combattant ayant déjà subi une défaite devra obtenir trois victoires pour progresser

Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon for the honor of Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon

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Duke Randal of the Dark for the honor of Duchess Katherine Stanhope

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Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov vynuk Tzardikov fighting for the honour of Baroness Matilde de Cadenet.

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Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke fighting for the honour of Mistress Vienna de la Mer

Crown Tourney – Final Eight / Les Huit Finalistes du Tournoi de la Couronne

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The field has been narrowed to the remaining combatants.

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Le champ de bataille a été réduit aux participants suivants.

Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon for the honor of Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon

Duke Randal of the Dark for the honor of Duchess Katherine Stanhope

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov vynuk Tzardikov fighting for the honour of Baroness Matilde de Cadenet.

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke fighting for the honour of Mistress Vienna de la Mer.

Baron Matthias Grunwald fighting for the honour of Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir.

Baron Sigurthr VigurHafn fighting for the honour of Baroness Medhbh inghean Cheallaigh.

Baron Tiberius Nautius Maximus fighting for the honour of Maeve of Linne Tatha.

Sir Marcus Blackaert fighting for the honour of Baroness Astrid Sigrun Ulfkelsdottir.

Crown Tourney Sweet Sixteen/ Les seize Finalistes du Tournoi de la Couronne

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Having completed the early rounds of competition, there are now sixteen competitors left.  They are as follows:

En français: Après les premières rondes de compétition, il reste maintenant seize participants. Ceux-ci sont:

Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon for the honor of Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon

Duke Randal of the Dark for the honor of Duchess Katherine Stanhope

Peter de Bracebridge fighting for the honour of Lady Gaeira Aggadottir.

Baron Matthias Grunwald fighting for the honour of Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir.

Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver fighting for the honour of Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo.

Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov vynuk Tzardikov fighting for the honour of Baroness Matilde de Cadenet.

Master Tiberius Iulius Rufus Primus fighting for the honour of Vopiscus Rufius Donatus.

Sir Marcus Blackaert fighting for the honour of Baroness Astrid Sigrun Ulfkelsdottir.

Renaud Mauclerc du Dragon Dormant fighting for the honour of Léana Doucet

Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke fighting for the honour of Mistress Vienna de la Mer.

Sir Simon Gwyn fighting for the honour of Lady Tullia Tranquilla.

Sir Rhys Ravenscroft fighting for the honour of Vicondesa Jimena Montoya.

Baron Tiberius Nautius Maximus fighting for the honour of Maeve of Linne Tatha.

Baron Sigurthr VigurHafn fighting for the honour of Baroness Medhbh inghean Cheallaigh.

Sir Ané du Vey fighting for the honour of Mistress Sylvia de Vey.

Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson the Nice fighting for the honour of Lady Lavina Attewode.

EDIT: The original version of this post had Lord William Ravenhair advancing, instead of Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke. This was due to a transcription error, and we apologize for the confusion.

Crown Tourney Begins

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The fighters and their consorts process in. Photo by Ygraine Kellswood.

With 23 fighters vying for the right of the Eastern Crown, the Tournament is beginning. The two lists are as follows:

Queen’s List

  •  Duke Randal of the Dark fighting for the honour of Duchess Katherine Stanhope.
  •  Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke fighting for the honour of Mistress Vienna de la Mer.
  •  Sir Marcus Blackaert fighting for the honour of Baroness Astrid Sigrun Ulfkelsdottir.
  • Sir Ané du Vey fighting for the honour of Mistress Sylvia de Vey.
  • Lord William RavenHair fighting for the honour of Lady Ceara Inghean Eoin Mhic Lucais.
  • Baron Matthias Grunwald fighting for the honour of Baroness Æsa feilinn Jossursdottir.
  • Lord Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson the Nice fighting for the honour of Lady Lavina Attewode.
  •  Master Tiberius Iulius Rufus Primus fighting for the honour of Vopiscus Rufius Donatus.
  • Lord Gawyn O’Clery fighting for the honour of Maeve O’Clery.
  • Baron Fionn Mac Con Dhuibh fighting for the honour of Baroness Molly Schofield.
  • Peter de Bracebridge fighting for the honour of Lady Gaeira Aggadottir.

King’s List

  • Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon fighting for the honour of Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon.
  •  Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver fighting for the honour of Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo.
  •  Sir Rhys Ravenscroft fighting for the honour of Vicondesa Jimena Montoya.
  •  Master Æthelhawk Keyfinder fighting for the honour of Mistress Siubhan Wallace.
  •  Sir Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov vynuk Tzardikov fighting for the honour of Baroness Matilde de Cadenet.
  • Sir Simon Gwyn fighting for the honour of Lady Tullia Tranquilla.
  • Baron Sigurthr VigurHafn fighting for the honour of Baroness Medhbh inghean Cheallaigh.
  • Baron Duncan Kerr fighting for the honour of Mistress Eleanor fitzPatrick.
  • Lord Ryouko’jin of Iron-skies fighting for the honour of Lady Indrakshi Aravinda.
  • Baron Tiberius Nautius Maximus fighting for the honour of Maeve of Linne Tatha.
  • Lord Corwin Blackthorn fighting for the honour of Lady Solveig Bjornsdottr.
  • Renaud Mauclerc du Dragon Dormant fighting for the honour of Léana Doucet

Many thanks to Ygraine Kellswood for her reporting. Any errors made are the Gazette’s editing.

 

Eastern Results on the February 2016 LoAR

The Society College of Heralds 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 February 2016 Wreath and Pelican meetings; these items were submitted to the East Kingdom at Pennsic 2015.

EAST acceptances

Áine ingen Fháeláin. Name change from Sadb ingen Fháeláin and device. Per fess embattled vert and argent, two wolves rampant counterchanged. The byname ingen Fháeláin is grandfathered to the submitter.

This name does not conflict with the registered name Eithne ingen Fháeláin. The initial syllable has been substantially changed in both sound and appearance, so this name is clear under PN3C2 of SENA.

The submitters previous name, Sadb ingen Fháeláin, is released.

Alexandra Jacobsdochter. Device. Gules, on an escallop argent a tulip gules.

Alexandra Jacobsdochter. Badge. (Fieldless) On an escallop argent a tulip gules.

Alton Hewes. Name (see RETURNS for device). Alton is the submitters legal middle name. It is also an attested English surname dated to 1508, so the submitter need not rely on the legal name allowance. Nice 16th century English name!

Anna Vitalis. Name and device. Per chevron argent and Or, two axes gules and a tree vert. The submitter requested authenticity for Italian – for any time in our period.This name is authentic for 16th century Italy, and is probably authentic for the 14th century as well. Please advise the submitter to draw the per chevron line higher so that it separates the field in two more equal portions.

Aodhan of Coldwood. Name and device. Argent, an anvil between three feathers bendwise sinister and two hammers in saltire, a bordure embattled sable. Coldwood is the registered name of an SCA branch.

Ástriðr Læknir. Device. Per pale wavy purpure and argent, a falcon belled and jessed and a rose slipped and leaved counterchanged.

Bernhardt Kröuwel. Name and device. Or, a chevron between a bear's head cabossed sable and a fleur-de- lys purpure. The submitter requested authenticity for a German name. Both elements are German and the given name was documented to the late 15th century. The byname, however, was documented to the 12th-13th century. Therefore the name is not authentic for a specific time, but it is registerable. The submitter may wish to know that an authentic 12th century form of this name is Bernhart

Kröuwel. Bernhart is found in Socin, citing the Rotulus Sanpetrinus. If the submitter prefers this form, he can submit a request for reconsideration.

 

Bjorn av Åttsidenfjord. Reblazon of device. Gyronny gules and sable, a bears head couped argent, a bordure argent crusily formy fitchy sable. Blazoned when registered in August 1984 as Gyronny gules and sable, a bears head couped within a bordure argent charged with eight crosses patty fitchy sable, we no longer use the term patty, as it is ambiguous.

 

Bótfríðr í eplagarði. Name and device. Or, a phoenix gules rising from flames azure and in canton a heart sable.

Bran Finn mac Aeda. Name. Nice 6th century Irish Gaelic name!

Caitríona bean mhic Cailín. Name.

Carolingia, Barony of. Guild name Carolingian Company of Calivers and badge. Azure, a pall wavy and in chief an eagle Or. The pattern of using Carolingian as part of the designator is grandfathered to the barony. A caliver is a type of musket or harquebus, and is a plausible heraldic charge. Please advise the submitter to draw visible feet on the eagle.

Chiba Touta Yoshitake. Name and device. Argent, three hexagons one and two within an octagon voided sable. There is a step from period practice for the use of hexagons.

Christoph of Marwick. Name. Marwick is the registered name of an SCA branch.

Clovia Drusa. Name (see RETURNS for device). Nice Roman name!

Conrad von Altmark. Reblazon of device. Per bend gules and sable, an eagle and on a chief Or three crosses formy sable.Blazoned when registered in July 1984 as Per bend gules and sable, an eagle displayed, wings inverted, and on a chief Or, three crosses patty sable, we no longer use the ambiguous term patty.

 

Daffydd ap Owen de Caledon. Badge. Or, a pall inverted purpure between two maunches addorsed gules and a Bowen knot azure.

East, Kingdom of the. Reblazon of badge for Cooks Guild. Sable, on a chalice argent a cross formy gules. Blazoned when registered in January 1974 as Sable, on a chalice argent a cross patty gules, we no longer use the ambiguous term patty.

 

East, Kingdom of the. Badge for Order of the Golden Lance of the East. Per fess azure and Or, a tilting lance fesswise and a tyger courant counterchanged.

Fearghus mac Cailín. Name.

Giuliana Malipiero. Name and device. Vert, a flamingo maintaining in its foot a sword Or, abase engrailed argent.

Hala bint Hasanah. Name and device. Erminois, an elephant statant purpure and in dexter a rose gules slipped and leaved vert.

 

Heinreich Wächter. Badge. Sable, two dunghill cocks rousant respectant and in chief a mullet of eight points argent.

 

Innes Barclay. Device change. Argent, three tortoises in pall tails to center vert. The submitters old device, Argent, three tortoises in pall tails to center vert within a bordure azure, is released.

 

Isabel del Okes. Name and device. Vert, two compass stars and an oak leaf Or. Both the given name and byname are found in England in 1379, making this an excellent 14th century English name! There is a step from period practice for the use of compass stars.

 

Katherine Morgan of Woolpit. Name and device. Vert, a lute bendwise sinister, a bordure argent.

Woolpit is a lingua Anglica form of the period English Uulfpet (c.1095) and Wulpet (1610).

Ketilríðr Brúnadóttir. Name change from Caitríona MacLeod of Kilchoan and device change. Argent, three domestic cats couchant vert. The submitters previous name, Caitríona MacLeod of Kilchoan, is released. The submitters old device, Per chevron vert semy of bees proper and argent, in base a wooden spoon proper, is released.

 

Kolfinna Johansdottir. Name and device. Gules, a pegasus segreant and on a chief Or three mullets azure.

 

Lucius Plotius Primus. Name and device. Or, in pale a lotus flower affronty purpure and a mountain issuant from base sable.

 

Mór Cille Caindigh. Name and device. Gules, a bend counterermine fimbriated between an owl and a wolf rampant argent.

 

Submitted as Mór of Kilkenny, the name was changed in kingdom to Mór Cill Caindigh because the submitter requested a wholly Gaelic locative byname instead of the Anglicized Irish of Kilkenny. The byname must be in the genitive (possessive) form. We have changed the byname to Cille Caindigh in order to register this name. We note that lenition of such bynames is inconsistent in the Irish Annals, so we have not lenited the byname.

 

Nathaniel Wyatt. Device. Per fess azure and Or, a fess indented lozengy Or and azure between two rapiers inverted in saltire Or and a griffon azure.

 

Pipa Blackwood. Device. Per pale Or and argent, a fox statant azure charged on the shoulder with a mullet of six points argent.

 

Raoul le Menestrel. Name. Nice late 13th century French name!

 

Skúli Ingvarsson. Name and device. Erminois, in pale a monkey gules riding a pig statant sable, a chief vert.

 

Thyephaine de Lyon. Name (see RETURNS for device).

 

EAST returns

 

Alton Hewes. Device. Per pale azure and sable, a cockatrice erect argent.

 

This lovely device is returned for conflict with the device of Genevieve de Lyonesse: Per saltire azure and sable, a cockatrice statant argent. There is a DC for the field, but no DC for posture between this cockatrice and Genevieves cockatrice.

 

Clovia Drusa. Device. Per bend sinister azure and purpure, a human breast distilling milk argent and a maiden statant affronty proper crined sable vested Or charged with and maintaining a nude infant fesswise proper.

In the defining registration of the human breast, it was ruled: A human breast is an allowed charge that has one clear difference (CD) from a roundel. It must have gouttes, and the gouttes must be visible. This means that they need some contrast with the breast but need not have good contrast. [Tetchubah of Greenlake, LoAR of Jan 2008] This submission does not meet those requirements as the gouttes are not visible: they have zero contrast with the breast, and the charge is now indistinguishable from a roundel argent. Additionally, the infant is effectively a tertiary charge on the woman and as such it has insufficient contrast against the Or dress.

 

Thyephaine de Lyon. Device. Argent chaussé checky purpure and argent, a dragonfly purpure. This device is returned for conflict with the badge of the College of Windreach: (Fieldless) A dragonfly purpure. There is only one DC for fieldless versus fielded design.

Plan to Visit Artisans’ Village This Summer

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Photo from a previous Artisans Village event. Period brewing over an open fire, led by Lord Alexander Makcristyne

The following information is courtesy of Mistress Elysabeth Underhill.

Greetings! Artisans’ Village will take place on June 3-5 in the Shire of Hartshorn-dale. This event is dedicated entirely to Arts and Sciences activities.

We have nine villages that will be demonstrating their arts throughout the day, many with hands on activities: Cooking; Music & Dance; Brewing; Woodworking; Metalworking; Lampworking; Embroidery & Fiber; Paper, Book, and Scribal; and Science!

We will have over 12 classes throughout the day, including bobbin lace, naalbinding, papermaking, block printing, chain maille, and classes on writing documentation, and A&S competitions.

Finally, we have a list of 13 Artisans’ Challenges available on our website to encourage you to try something new or increase your skills.

To learn more about this event, please read the EK Gazette’s event profile of last year’s Artisans Village.

We hope to see you there!

Event Website: http://www.hartshorn-dale.org/village/challenges.htm

EK Calendar Announcement: http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=2923

Thanks to the East Kingdom University for their support of this event!

 

Unofficial Court Report: Smoking Rocks 40th Anniversary Celebration

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battleThough the day started overcast with a bit of rain, there was naught but comradery and lightheartedness to be found among the attendees of the Barony of Smoking Rocks 40th Anniversary Celebration, held on the 23rd of April, Anno Societatis 50, reckoned 2016 in the Common Era. The day’s revels were attended by Their Majesties Kenric III and Avelina III. In mid-afternoon, upon completion of the rapier and armoured tourneys and the arts and sciences competition, Their Majesties opened Court. They invited Their Excellencies Smoking Rocks join Them and to conduct what business they had in Baronial Court. Smoking Rocks Court concluded, Their Majesties resumed Their own Royal Court.

First to speak to the King was Ceawlin Alreding, Baron of Smoking Rocks. Baron Ceawlin recalled a time in the past when a faithful family retainer named Kenric had served as his cupbearer. At the time, Baron Ceawlin had promised his retainer a ha’penny at Christmastide. Kenric’s fortunes now much changed, His Excellency still wished to fulfill his debt and presented His Majesty with his ha’penny and his thanks.

Their Majesties called for Ysabella de Coventry and spoke of her service to thrown weapons and archery. They wished to pass on the appreciation of her work by Their predecessors, Omega V and Etheldreda IV, and gave her a scroll Awarding her Arms from the 22nd of August, A.S. 50, 2015 C.E. at the Equestrian and Thrown Weapons Championships. The scroll was prepared by Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot.

The Crown then called for the children of the East and offered them toys from the Kingdom’s coffers, if they could catch Ulf the Dragon Slayer. Ulf ran out of Court with the box, followed by a dozen children and much joyful cheering.

King Kenric and Queen Avelina called for Lasair an Fhraoich and spoke of her tablet weaving and work on the inkle loom. They called for Their Order of the Silver Brooch and made Lasair a member of that Order, with a scroll to commemorate that crafted by Lord Vettorio Antonello.

Their Majesties called for those new to the Society and several people approached. Their Majesties offered them tokens of appreciation and thanked them for participating.

Lord Haakon Ragnarsson was summoned before the Crown and praised his work as an anchor of his shield wall. They called for Their Order of the Silver Tyger and caused Haakon to be numbered among them, with a scroll saying such prepared by Lady Onora inghean ui Rauic. Their Majesties felt Their Order of the Silver Tyger incomplete and called for Baron Bruka the Saracen. King Kenric praised his work in the shield wall and his skill with pole arm, and named Bruka to the Order with a scroll prepared by Mistress Nest verch Tangwistel. Mistress Nest verch Tangwhistle then approached the thrones in her role as Tyger Clerk of the Signet and swore fealty, and was given fealty in return by the Crown.

The Crown called for Lady Marguerite von Elfenau. They spoke of her work as a chonicler, her musicianship with Fracta Modi, and how she opens her house for project days and newcomer get togethers. They called for Their Order of the Silver Wheel and caused Marguerite to be counted as one of that Order. She was presented with a framed piece of stained glass crafted by Lady Solskinn of Smoking Rocks with words by Mistress Nest verch Tangwistle.

Their Majesties then spoke of the polling that had recently been conducted in the Barony of Smoking Rocks in its search to find successors to Baron Ceawlin Alreding and Baroness Molly Blythe. Their Majesties announced that they had found the heirs to the Baronial Seat and called for Lord Richard Leviathan and Lady Alys Attewater and bade them plan for their Investiture. Queen Avelina then thanked the Barony and the event steward for a wonderful day and offered her expectations for a wonderful feast.

Before the Court of Their Majesties could be closed, Master Padraig Dubh MacEanruig, who had been made a member of the Order of Chivalry twenty years prior, came forward and asked if Their Majesties would accept his fealty. King Kenric said he would much rather have Master Pat at his side than opposing him and so accepted his offered fealty and gave him the fealty of the Crown in return.

There being no further business, the Court of Kenric III and Avelina III at Smoking Rocks 40th Anniversary was concluded. My thanks to the heralds – Mistress Suba al-Hadid, Lady Amy verch Rychard, Lord Agapios Cargos, and Justinius Alexander Eternus – and all the retainers and scribes and others who supported the Crown and the event.

For Crown and College, Pray know I remain, – Master Rowen Cloteworthy

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