Editor’s Note

Five years ago, Mistress Catrin o’r Rhyd For, along with a staff of editors, brought the East Kingdom Gazette to life.  During that time, Mistress Catrin managed the site, staff, and content, and brought the Gazette to where it is today.  As of Saturday, October 1, 2017, Mistress Catrin has stepped down, and Lady Tola knitýr stepped into the role of Site Management and Content Editor.  Mistress Catrin will remain on the Gazette staff as the Massachusetts editor.  Lady Tola has been on the Gazette staff for four years, and is looking forward to the challenge of filling Mistress Catrin’s shoes.

East Kingdom Bards Enchant Their Audience at Winter Nights

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On a bright September afternoon, bards from far and wide gathered around the fireplace at Scotia United Methodist Church, in Concordia of the Snows, to spin tales and sing songs. They came from as far away as Malagentia and the Crown Province of Ostgardr to show their prowess and polish their skills. This would be a friendly competition where the bards challenged each other to stretch and grow. The winner would take home the silver arm band to proudly wear for the next year.

The competition began with each bard performing a piece that let the audience know who they were. The selections ranged from an Italian aria, to Norse poetry, a Japanese folk tale to silly songs. They had the audience in the palm of their hands.

As the competition continued, the bards were randomly paired, and issued each other a challenge. Scores were given for both the challenge given and the piece performed in response to the challenge. As the sun sank low in the sky the audience was treated to tales of magical sea turtles and crabs, by Doug Dunn (don’t open the box!); Lady Lorita di Siena’s comical telling of a Baba Yaga story; the death of Sir Gawain, told in Middle English by Master Grim; a chilling poem based on the Salem Witch Trials, by Siona; and a new tale about Loki, Thor and putting on shoes, by Cedar san Barefoot, of course. There was a song of meadowlarks, performed by Byrd; several songs of Pennsics past; and the beautiful notes of Drake Oranwood on his new lute-guitar.

The competition was won by Master Peregrine the Illuminator, with his lusty tale of illuminating the grape. Be sure to ask him to tell you that story when next you see him.

EASTERN RESULTS FROM THE JULY 2017 LoAR

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EASTERN RESULTS FROM THE JULY 2017 LoAR

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 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 July 2017 Wreath and Pelican meetings. Continue reading

Unofficial Court Report – A Funny Thing Happened to St. Andrew on the Way to the Forum

Unofficial Court Report
The Court of Their Majesties Ioannes and Honig
Held at A Funny Thing Happened to St. Andrew on the Way to the Forum – An Investiture
On September 16, A.S. 52, 2017 C.E.
In the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn

In the morning Court, the following items of business were conducted. Continue reading

EASTERN RESULTS FROM THE JUNE 2017 LoAR

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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 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 June 2017 Wreath and Pelican meetings. Continue reading

Ducal Challenge – Unofficial Court Report

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badge HeraldUnofficial Court Report of the Court of Ioannes and Honig, held at Ducal Challenge in the Barony of Settmour Swamp, September 9, A.S. 52, as reported by Master Rowen Cloteworthy.
Katheryn Fontayne, Vigil for Laurel
Rory MacLellan, Vigil for Chivalry
Hasanah bint al-Khalil ibn Habib, Court Barony
C&I: Shoshana Gryffyth, W: Ysmay de Lynn
Children of the East, Gifts from the Crown
Emeline la Chauciere, Golden Lyre (Backlog)
Token only
Phelippe le Vigneron, Golden Lyre (Backlog)
Token only
Emeline la Chauciere, Award of Arms
Scroll forthcoming
Phelippe le Vigneron, Award of Arms
C&I: Mariette de Bretagne
Brennan mac Fearghus and Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaoliann, Event Stewards
Thanks of Their Majesties
Nadia Hart, Silver Brooch
C&I: Ellesbeth Donofrey
Ellice de Valles, Maunche
C&I: Jonathan Blaecstan
Newcomers Tokens from the Crown
Katheryn Fontayne, Laurel
C: Jonathan Blaecstan, I: Kis Marika, W: Ardenia ARuadh
Conchobar mac Oengusa, Court Barony with Grant of Arms
Scroll forthcoming, W: Rowen Cloteworthy
Redacted, Silver Wheel
C&I: Katherine Barr, W: Dietrich Schwelgengruber
Devillin MacPherson, King’s Cypher
C&I: Shoshana Gryffyth
Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaoliann, Silver Crescent
C&I: Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova, W: Lorenzo Gorla
Rory MacLellan, Chivalry
C&I: Jonathan Blaecstan, W: Malcolm Bowman

Coronation Pre-Registration Announcement

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An announcement about Coronation preregistration from the event steward:

You have the option to preregister using PayPal. Please use this link.

There are instructions in both English and French. You will input your information into the survey and after you hit send PayPal will generate an invoice within 24 hours and send it to you via email. Please check your email and pay the invoice, putting your SCA names and membership numbers for all those in your party in the notes section to speed up check in at troll on the day of the event. Any invoices not paid by September 27th will be canceled and those persons will need to pay at the door.

Heralds and List Runners for Crown Tournament

Greetings to the tourney heralds and list runners of the East and Tir Mara from Mistress Suba al-Hadid, Troubadour Herald!

Please save the date for Crown Tournament on November 4th in the Barony of Bergental (Massachusetts)! Event announcement is here: http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3234

Yours in Service to the Dream,
-Suba
Jamilia al-Suba al-Hadid min Bhakail al-Sheikha al-Mu’allima (Baroness Suba al-Hadid) Troubadour
جميلة
الاصبع
الحديد
من
باكالي
الشيخة
المعلم

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Crown Tournament of Ivan & Matilde Event Details
November 4th, 2017 <a href=https://bergental.eastkingdom.org>Barony of Bergental</a> – Feeding Hills, MA

Unofficial Court Report from Bhakail Champions and Commons

At the Bhakail Champions and Commons held in The Barony of Bhakail on August 27, A.S. 52, the following pieces of business were conducted on behalf of Their Majesties Ioannes and Honig in the Court of Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba.

Egill Illugasson, called Badhands, received an Award of Arms.  (C&W: Faolan an Sccreccain, I: Lorita de Siena)

Egill Illugasson, called Badhands, was inducted into the Order of the Silver Tyger.

Reported by Baron Rowen Cloteworthy