To the most sylvan Kingdom of Æthelmearc and her most noble populace does your Authorization Clerk send warm greetings! The time has come for my second term in office to come to a close. As such, I am putting a call out for letters of intent for those that might be interested in pursuing the office of Kingdom Authorizations Clerk. I am requesting letters from interested parties to be submitted no later than December 31, 2017. The next term will begin at Kingdom 12th Night in January 2018 (no set date yet) and lasts for two years (01/2018-01/2020).

The office of Authorizations Clerk is a tedious, yet rewarding office. It falls under the Kingdom Earl Marshal and works very closely with all marshals, fighters, fencers, and riders of our ferocious army. On average the office requires between 3-15 hours of work per week, with very serious peaks prior to large events, especially Pennsic. Skills required for the office are primarily Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word, with a healthy dose of people skills and handwriting deciphering thrown in for good measure. The main responsibilities for the office of Authorization Clerk include:

  • Creating and distributing all Æthelmearc authorization cards.
  • Maintaining electronic and paper files of all authorizations (for 4 years).
  • Ensuring that the Kingdom Earl Marshal has access to fighter database if needed
    Reporting to the Kingdom Earl Marshal at regular intervals (quarterly) with copies being forwarded to the Kingdom Marshal of Fence, Chancellor of the Youth Martial Academy, Youth Fencing Provost, and others as requested. This report should include the following: total number of current adult and youth authorizations in the kingdom, number of authorized rattan, number of authorized rapier, number of authorized equestrian, number of authorized youth, any other information upon request.

I am available to discuss any questions you may have about the office via email ( or phone(540-287-1748).

Letters of intent should be sent to the following gentles: Their Royal Hignesses (,, His Grace, Duke Christopher (, Master William Paris ( and myself ( no later than December 31, 2017.


THLady Ursula of Rouen
mka: Danielle M. Duvall