Being the Court of Their Majesties Ivan and Matilde held on March 15, A.S. LII (2018) in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann at Gulf Wars XXVII
Arturus of Aranmore (more commonly known as Sir Arlof) – Order of the Maunche
Scroll by Mairi Crawford with words by Baroness Maria Charriez. Musical Arrangement by Lady Shivaun McGroff
Marian Kirkpatrick – Court Barony
words by Malcolm Bowman
Padraig O’Bradaigh – Court Barony
words by Malcolm Bowman
Devillin MacPherson – Court Barony
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Thus it was that Their Majesties, Brion and Anna, did travel far, and attend the twenty-sixth Gulf Wars in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.
During their visit to such far lands, they did see fit to hold a court.
The following gentles were named to the Company of the Pennon of the East:
Cristoff Gockerhan von Loch, called “Clockwork”
Tysha Z Kieva
Fortune St. Keyne
Elizabeth Elenore Lovell
His Highness Ioannes Aurelius Serpentius
Her Highness Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt
Samuel Peter DeBump, called “Speedbump”
Their Majesties Brion and Anna proceeded then to exchange with their cousins Roger and Zanobia, King and Queen of the West, many wonderful gifts.
Their Majesties called into their court Brannat Dub, called “Raven”. They spoke of her long service to waterbearing and general fighter support, and named her a Baroness of their Court.
This closed the court of Their Majesties, Brion and Anna.
Other crowns in attendance did hold courts at Gulf Wars. At the court of the Kingdom of the Middle, Their Majesties Edmund and Kateryn did call Elizabeth Elenore Lovell. They spoke of her efforts on the rapier field, and awarded her a Dragon’s Tooth.
It has been my privilege to record the honors received by many who travelled such a long ways from home.
Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald
The East Kingdom is saddened to hear of the loss of the Calontir Falcons on the way home from Gulf Wars. Master Freiderich von Blumenkamp of Calontir, Lady Lora Ann Rós and their son Liam’s car caught on fire on the return trip. Although all the humans escaped safely, unfortunately, none of the birds escaped. Artemis, a 21 year old Harris Hawk, Cinnamon a 5 year old Red Tailed Hawk. Winter a 4 year old gyrfalcon, Lady a 16 year old Aplomado falcon and Ra’n, a 4 year old American Kestrel died in the fire.
While on site the Gazette interviewed Master Freiderich, the Gulf War Falconry Coordinator, and Lady Lora Ann. They taught us the difference between a falcon and a hawk, spoke about falconry as a blood sport in SCA period and also about the modern process of becoming a licensed falconer in the United States. From October to March they hunt with the birds about 3 times a week. In April the birds molting brings the hunting season to a close.
Most magically, Master Friederich, Lady Lora Ann and another falconer from Trimaris allowed visitors to the mews to hold the falcons on their wrists. All who saw the raptors were charmed by their beauty and grace. Both Her Majesty Thyra and Her Highness Etheldreda visited the Falconry tent, and many members of the populace posted photos and stories of their experiences to Facebook, considering it one of the highlights of the event.
A fund to help the family of falconers has been set up by Lord Andromir Vukovic of Calontir. From the announcement posted on Facebook: ” The account is titled Falcon Fund. The intent is to collect funds to be dispersed to Lora Ann, Fredrick, and Liam (The Brooks family) via their bank account or to a disposable gift card. This is a convenient way to those in and out of Kingdom to show their kindness…otherwise, collection points for those wishing to give “made/purchased” pieces will be announced at a later time or you may contact me via private message. To connect to the PayPal account, the name is Falcon Fund and the email associated is email@example.com. Should you still wish to donate, but not via PayPal…contact me privately…”. Lord Andromir Vukovic, Mundanely known as Andy Cardin.
Article text and photos were provided by Countess Marguerite inghean Lachlainn.
Our thanks to Muirgheal inghean Domhnaill, for supplying this older photo of Artemis.
Baroness Mylisant Grey, Gazette editor, took photos of the Eastern royalty just before opening ceremonies at Gulf Wars. An Aethelmearc royal also made an appearance in one of the photos.
Baroness Mylisant Grey, éditeur de la Gazette, a pris des photos de notres royals juste avant l’ouverture des cérémonies aux guerres du Golfe. Un Aethelmearc royal est aussi dans une photo, vous pouvez lui trouver ?
If you intend to Stand With King Edward and Queen Thyra at Gulf Wars, please get your reservations in NOW!
The online ACCEPS registration system is available for this event. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by January 31, 2015. Links and forms are available at the Gulf Wars Registration page.
Unto our Beloved Eastern Populace, Greetings,
For many years, I have campaigned in foreign lands, displaying prowess and courtesy upon distant fields, harvesting word fame and friendships for the Eastern Tyger. I have cherished the friendships forged in those distant lands, the camaraderie of our Eastern army and the privilege to introduce our fair Queen to so many good friends from around the Known World.
As many of you are aware, our chivalrous King and valiant Queen have journeyed to the far lands of Gleann Abhann to join in joyous combat and revelry at Gulf Wars.
This annual event is one of the largest in the SCA and pits the strength and grace of the four kingdoms of Ansteorra, Trimaris, Meridies and Geann Abhann in a week long contest to bring out the best each has to offer. Billed as “A War Without Enemies” this friendly competition features events in every aspect of the SCA. We are pleased and proud to bring you news from the several Easterners in attendance. Continue reading