Greetings Æthelmearc from the new Kingdom Chronicler!

My apologies for taking so long to communicate after assuming the office of Kingdom Chronicler. My fall event season was a whirlwind (to say the least) and I am just starting to catch up. Before speaking a bit about my plans I would like to acknowledge a few people.

First and foremost, I would like to thank the outgoing Kingdom Chronicler, Dame Aine O’Muirghesan and her deputy, Lady Aerin (Euron), Wen Pengrek for their hard work and service. Dame Aine served as Kingdom Chronicler during one of the hardest times in recent memory and was a strong link in the chain that held us together. Lady Aerin mentioned in a recent conversation (and pardon me if the time is not exact) has served as the Chronicler for the Shire of Coppertree for well over ten years as well as serving as Deputy Kingdom Chronicler. The job of a Chronicler on any level is never an easy one and you are both a credit to the Society and the Kingdom.

A large part of my work as Chronicler will involve administrative tasks including information tracking, review of policy, compliance, and communication with local Chroniclers. This is a job I cannot accomplish alone. Assuming the role of my new deputy is Lady Thalia Papillon. Thalia’s experience from ÆLive, the Æthelmearc Gazette, as well as numerous autocrat and officer positions will prove invaluable to the Chronicler’s office.

Baroness Amalie Reinhardt remains at the helm of the historian’s office. Amalie’s appointment to this position (as well as her hard work) predates me, so I claim no credit for such a fine choice for historian. I am glad she is part of the team and I know we can all look forward to her continued efforts in documenting our rich history.

Over the next few weeks, either I or Lady Thalia will be reaching out to the Chroniclers of the Kingdom to touch bases. I hope to speak to each of you about your thoughts on the future of newsletters, increasing exposure, and encouraging participation of the populace. I welcome all input and understand that many of you have a great deal of experience. I welcome tapping into that. If you have need of me prior to that, please feel free to reach out to me anytime.

To the Kingdom, I hope I can live up to half of the accomplishments of my predecessors and look forward to my time as Chronicler.


Baron Magnus de Lyons