Newest BoD Member is from Æthelmearc

The SCA Board of Directors has announced that the next BoD member will be THL Sumayya al-Ghaziyya from the Shire of Ballachlagan.

Her Ladyship has served Æthelmearc as Kingdom Social Media Officer, and was instrumental in the work done to keep the Kingdom connected during the pandemic. She has previously served in a wide array of local offices, including herald, chronicler, and exchequer, as well as heavy weapons marshal-at-large. Sumayya has autocratted events, run A&S displays and competitions, and organized the Kingdom Party at Pennsic. Her Fleur is for leatherwork and Turkish garb. She received a Writ for the Pelican at Pennsic 50, with her vigil and elevation to be held jointly with that of her husband Markus for the Order of Defense at Kingdom 12th Night on January 13th in the Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog.

For more information about Director-Elect Sumayya (aka Megan O’Shea), see the announcement on the web page.

Vivat Sumayya!

Vivant Prince Murdoch and Princess Rioghnach


In the final bout of Crown Tournament, fought with sword and shield in heavy rain, Sir Murdoch Bain defeated Duke Byron to win the Crown for his Lady, Mistress Rioghnach ny Rise. Vivant!

Thanks to Mistress Hilderun Hugelmann for streaming the

Photo by Mistress Juliana Rosalia Dolce di Siena.

Crown finals!


Planning An Event? Include Equestrian!


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Greetings from the Chair of the Equestrian Office!

Temperatures are dropping and leaves are turning into their autumn colors. It is October, which for me and many fellow planners is the time to think about the year to come. 2024!

Are you planning an event, is it outdoors, in a park, or on the hills? Wouldn’t it be beautiful to include horses at your next event? Yeah, but….. you might not know how, what is needed, or where to start; then contact me, THL Gesa van Wellenstein. It would be my pleasure to connect you with an equestrian marshal in your area, help you to check out your site and answer any questions you might have.

Even if the area might not be big enough for equestrian activities such as games, mounted archery or jousting, there might be opportunities for mounted procession, trail rides, or meeting the war horses. And don’t forget, we also have drivers in our kingdom. Maybe adding a carriage would enrich your event.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any question or concerns and possible suggestions on how we can grow our equestrian program, educate the populace, and keep the dream going.

In Service

THL Gesa van Wellenstein, KEO of Æthelmearc

Call for Letters of Intent – Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences



Greetings Æthelmearc,

Time flies and it’s been some time since we announced a call for Letters of Intent for the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences office. We are still open for letters, but time is running short with our term ending at Kingdom 12th Night. We’d like your involvement in planning the next A&S Champs and planning and preparations are in full swing!

If you are interested in the KMoAS office, please let us know! Copies of your letter should be sent to Their Royal Majesties at and, to our Kingdom Seneschal at at and to us at

Hrólfr and Elska á Fjárfelli

First Court Report of Andreas and Kallista at Their Coronation April 1, 2023

Here Begins the Report of the First Court of Andreas and Kallista, 50th King and Queen of Æthelmearc, on the day of Their Coronation in the Shire of Silva Vulcani, April 1 AS 57, jorundr hinn rotinn, Silver Buccle Herald, reporting, with the assistance of Magdelena Txoperena, Po Silvertop, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald, Arias Beltran del Valle, Sifil of Æthelmearc Herald, and Gytha Oggdottir, Silver Sycamore Herald.

His Majesty called for Princess Kallista Morgunova, and after hearing Her oath as Queen placed the Crown of the Queen of Æthelmearc on Her brow.

The rolls of the Royalty of Æthelmearc were read.

Their Majesties called for Sir Arnþorr inn sterki and THLady  Ceirech na Hinnsi. They thanked Their Royal predecessors for Their work as Royalty of Æthelmearc. They named Arnþorr Jarl, and Ceirech Jarlkona. They further inducted Ceirech into the Order of the Rose and bestowed upon her a Patent of Arms. Scrolls illuminated by Lisabetta de Rossi with calligraphy and words by Keiran MacRae.

jorunr hinn rotinn, Silver Buccle Herald invested Master Po Silvertop as Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald.

Their Majesties called Master Robert O’Connor who took his place as Reign Coordinator. Their Majesties called Baron Snorri skyti Bjarnarson and the Queen’s Guard, and invested Them, They summoned the rest of Their reign staff and also invested Them.

The Officers of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc renewed their promises of service.

The Royal Peers spoke their oath.

The Order of the Chivalry renewed their fealty.

The Order of the Laurel renewed their oaths.

The Order of the Pelican swore their oaths.

The Order of Defense renewed their vows.

The Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, the Barony of Blackstone Mountain, and the Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog renewed Their oaths of fealty to the Crown.

Their Majesties called for the Order of the White Scarf. The Order spoke of how they are the Queen’s, and as such They would welcome Her into the Order and presented Her a White Scarf that She could wear to show Her membership.

Their Majesties called for Maestra Giana di Aurelio. Her Majesty spoke that She had just one regret after Their last Reign and that was to not recognize Giana for her service and counsel to Them as They served as King and Queen, and They wished to start out this Reign by fixing that by naming Giana a Baroness of Their Court. Scroll by Kolfina Jodisdottir with words by Po Silvertop.

Their Majesties called for Duchess Juliana Delamere. Juliana serves as a mistress of the lists, as autocrat, and in so many other ways around the Kingdom. For this the Order of the Pelican had spoken that they would wish her to join their Order. Thus, Their Majesties issued her a writ of summons to contemplate entry into the Order of the Pelican. Scroll by Ylaire Sainte Claire with words by Arias Beltran del Valle.

Court Suspended.

Later in the Day.

Their Majesties, Andreas Morgan and Kallista Morgunova, do hereby exile from the Kingdom, Dale Edward Walter, known as DE Walter and Known in the SCA as Mukhtar Durr al-jabal al-mukhfi, called Baron Dur, for the duration of Their Reign, this first day of April, AS 57, at the Coronation of Andreas Morgan and Kallista Morgunova.

Court Suspended.