Attention Fencers! Do you love to talk about fencing? Do you love to inspire other fencers? Have you ever found a subject you are passionate about and wish to share your knowledge?
Have I got an offer for you!
That’s right, if you ever have aspired to teach a class at war or academy or even among your peers we offer a great platform for you!
The Barony of Delftwood is holding its annual Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins this Saturday, February 12 on Zoom. The Barony is still in desperate need for 7 kind souls to lead roundtable discussions of their choice or teach upon their knowledge of a subject of their choice. Duration of discussion is between 20 to 30 minutes and format can be of your choosing. This opportunity is open to anyone in the SCA regardless of kingdom or local area.
We anticipate a good turnout for this event as it will be drawing people for the A&S classes, All Day Bardic, two Æthelmearc Courts (one in the morning to open the event which will be real short), Baronial Court, and more activities (link to the event).
Please consider lending a much needed hand, you may email me or you may private message me @Cainnech Obrion on Facebook Messenger.
Yours in Service to the Dream, Lord Claude DuViver
Baronial Rapier Champion of the Barony of Delftwood in the Sylvan Kingdom of Æthelmearc
The Barony of Delftwood invites you to our Virtual Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins on February 20th beginning at 9:30 AM!
The Main Room will be a virtual Troll where you can get help with Zoom and put your name in the hat for door prizes (yes, everything is free)!
Three breakout rooms will be open from 9:30 AM to 4 PM for a variety of activities:
A Fencing room with classes and roundtables, including: -Intro to Fabris and Italian Rapier with Don Brendan Firebow of the East Kingdom -Providing the Unexpected: the use of untraditional parry items, misdirection, and other mind games on the listfield, a roundtable led by Master Po Silvertop -Solo Training Schola hosted by Aethelmearc Defense Academy -An Introduction to Japanese Swordsmanship in SCA Rapier with Master Benedict Fergus atte Mede -And more!!
An A&S room with: -Classes on Roman Cosmetics with Alexis of Drachenwald -A Cook Along with Lady Keara Caitlin MacLeod -A Virtual Feast with Their Excellencies Baron Ixac ben Simone and Baroness Amalie Reinhardt (yes, the site is wet!) -An A&S Show & Tell led by Lady Glenna Cholmondeley – You can enter ahead of time and we’ll post your work, or bring it the day of and tell us all about it, no documentation required! Details here: http://delftwood.org/events/seven-deadly-sins-2021/7-deadlies-as-demo/ -A Fashion Show with Lord Justin Lymner, with fun largesse prizes! -And more!!
And a Room of Sloth for open-ended socializing and hanging out!
Baronial Court will be held at 4 PM, with a Bardic led by our Baronial Bardic Champion Lady Ania Mhoireach to finish out the evening.
Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Anna Leigh, Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of The Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins, February 9th, Anno Societatis LIII, in the Barony of Delftwood. As recorded by Maestro Orlando di Bene del Vinta, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald, with assistance from Lord Salvadore de la Torres.
In the morning…
Her Majesty gave leave to Their Excellencies to hold their final baronial court.
Her Majesty then called for Marcus and Desiderata, Baron and Baroness of Delftwood, and upon thanking them for their years of service to Delftwood did divest them of their baronial coronets. Her Majesty then called for THL Amalie Reinhardt and Lord Ixac Ben Simone, and after hearing words from the seneschal of Delftwood that a proper election had occurred and that it was the will of the populace that Amalie and Ixac serve as the next Baroness and Baron of Delftwood, did receive the oath of fealty from Amalie and Ixac and did invest them as the 12th baroness and baron of Delftwood.
Amalie Reinhardt and Ixac Ben Simone, Photo by – JJ Art and Photography
Her Majesty then gave leave to the Amalie and Ixac to hold their court.
Following baronial court, Her Majesty called for Dame Desiderata Drake and THL Marcus Claudius Cincinnatus. Again acknowledging and thanking them for their years of service to Delftwood did present each of them with a cornet and named them as a baroness and baron of the court. Scroll for Desiderata by Helene von Mutzenhausen, scroll for Marcus by Shirin al-Sussiyya.
Desiderata Drake and Marcus Claudius Cincinnatus Photo by – JJ Art and Photography
Her Majesty then called for Harpalea of Delftwood and Archiao of Delftwood and presented them with their AOA scrolls that were previously awarded by Her predecessors.
Next, Her Majesty received THL Elyse le Bref along with the Order of the Pelican and did send Elyse off to vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.
Court was suspended.
In the evening…
Her Majesty gave leave to the Baroness and Baron of Delftwood to hold their court.
Her Majesty then received all children and sent them off to select an item from the toy chest. She then received all newcomers for whom this was their first event or first court, and did present them each with a gift.
Next Lady Gina Dragoni was called before the throne and was created a Baroness of the Court for her support of Her Majesty and for the endless amount of largess she has provided. Scroll by Gulsah al-Zakiyya.
Baron Ixac Ben Simone was then granted arms by Her Majesty for his new role as Baron of Delftwood.
Her Majesty then saw Lord Jasper Longshanks and Lady Felice de Thornton and received gifts of largess by their hands. Wishing to thank them for all they have done in providing largess throughout Her Majesty’s reign did create them a baron and baroness of the court.
Lord Jasper Longshanks and Lady Felice de Thornton – Photo by Rob Westfall
Her Majesty then called for Kettlingr and did award her arms for her years of service and participation in the Society. Scroll by Ekaterina Volkova.
Next, Her Majesty called for Moniczka Poznanska and acknowledging her skills in the fiber arts, embroidery, and her contributions to largess, did create her a companion of the Fleur d’Ӕthelmearc. Scroll by Lady Umm Samin bint Asad al-Isfahaniyya.
Moniczka Poznanska – Photo by Robwestfall
Miruska Lyubomy was then awarded arms for her skill in archery and thrown weapons. Scroll by Aurelia Argenta Prima.
Harikr, of the Shire of Blackwater, was next awarded arms. Scroll by Duchess Liadain ni Dheirdre Chaomhinaigh and Mistress Jenna MacPherson.
Draco Wolfheart was then called before Her Majesty and presented with a Golden Escarbuncle.
Mor, of the Shire of Blackwater, was then awarded arms. Scroll by Scroll by Duchess Liadain ni Dheirdre Chaomhinaigh and Mistress Jenna MacPherson.
Her Majesty then called for THL Minamoto Kumamoto Sakurako and did induct her into the Order of the Keystone for her service to her barony and for her contributions of scrolls and other gifts to the kingdom. Scroll by Rhys Penbras ap Dafydd.
THL Minamoto Kumamoto Sakurako – Photo by Rob Westfall
Lady Glenna Cholmondeley of Delftwood was next inducted into the Order of the Sycamore for her teaching and her skill with sprang and spinning. Scroll by Eleanor of Godwin.
Lady Glenna Cholmondeley – Photo by Rob Westfall
Ilaria of Delftwood was then summoned by Her Majesty and inducted into the Order of the Sycamore for her creation of period garb and accessories. Scroll by Sebastienne la Rousse.
Her Majesty then called for Lord Robert Ferness and for his skill in the creation of period shoe-making did induct him into the Order of the Fleur d’Ӕthelmearc. Scroll by Caleb Reynolds.
THL Elyse le Bref next appeared before the throne, having sat vigil that day contemplating elevation to the Order of the Pelican. Answering in the affirmative that it was her desire to join the Order, Her Majesty then heard testimony of Elyse’s worthiness. Duchess Gabrielle van Nijenrode told of her first encounter with Elyse and how she continues to be impressed by her courtesy and industry and sharing her love and heart with others. Duke Timothy of Arindale told of how Elyse embodies all that is best of the Society. Mistress Antoinette de la Croix described Elyse as having the heart of a servant. Lord Leonardo Capriolo told of how Elyse creates a realm of love and welcome for others, and Baroness Orianna Fridrikskona sent words describing the courageousness of Elyse. Having been satisfied by this testimony of the peers and populace of the realm, Her Majesty called for the cap, hat, and medallions to mark Elyse with her new station as a member of the Order of the Pelican and received her oath as a peer of the realm. Scroll by THL Vivienne of Yardley.
THL Elyse le Bref – Photo by Rob Westfall
Lastly, Her Majesty named Lady Marguerite de Neufchasteau as Her inspiration for the day.
Being no further business, this court was then closed.
Here’s to the raising of the horn and tapping of the cask at the Region 5 Brewers Guild Championship!
At the Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins, held in the Barony of Delftwood, the local chapter of the Æthelmearc Brewers Guild held its annual Region 5 Brewers Championship. This year we chose to use the judging format of each entrant being both judge and juried. This meant that not only did the entrant judge their competitor’s entries, they also judged themselves – a format I find works well with smaller groups and which tends to be quite informative for all involved. It’s sort of like a brewer’s roundtable with notes.
Richard and Robert tapping the first draft.
The competition drew in seven competitors, both from within Region 5 and without, with a combined effort of nine brew entries. We tasted and discussed these nine entries, ranging from dry to sweet and from wine to beer. There was fruit wine, a simple mead, a mead made with concord grapes in the tradition of Roman oenomels, a spicy herbal ale made with rosemary, a traditional fourteenth-century braggot, and a Rauchbier made with homemade smoked malt.
A well-appreciated tasting.
While the Roman oenomel and the many-herbal beer gave them a run for their money, it was the braggot and the Rauchbier that ran with the prices. I am proud to proclaim Master Gille MacDhonuill winner of the (out-of-region) brewing competition with his braggot, which was based on Curye on Inglysh. And I’m even more proud to proclaim The Honorable Lord Robert of Ferness to be the brewing champion of Region 5, with his oak barrel-aged Rauchbier. Both received a quart of extra-dark homemade maple syrup and a handwoven inkle band.
The little keg made a second appearance during Feast.
Well done, and a loud Vivat to our participants: Gille MacDhonuil, Cormacc mac Gilla Brigde, Robert l’Etourdi, Robert of Ferness, new brewers Julia and Richard, and defending Region 5 Champion Cristina inghean Ghriogair. Thank you for making this an unforgettable event – and thank you, little keg, for not exploding all over the rented-hall carpet!
Yours in service,
Elska á Fjárfell
Region 5 representative of the Æthelmearc Brewers Guild
Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Marcus & Margerite, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, accompanied by Their Heir, Prince Timothy: the Business of The Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins, February 11, Anno Societatis LI, in the Barony of Delftwood. As recorded by Maestro Orlando di Bene del Vinta, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald.
In the morning their Majesties invited their Excellency’s Delftwood to join Them in Their court.
Baroness Helena Mutzhasen was called before Their Majesties, who spoke at length of Her Excellency’s artistry in millinery and clothing of Germany, and so the Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc was summoned and Her Excellency was named a companion of that order. Scroll by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova. Embroidered scroll by Meisterrin Felicity Fluβmüllnerin, Lady Margaret Grace, Countess Caryl Olesdatter, Herrin Saskia Feldmeyrin, and Fela Fluβmüllnerin with words by Freiherr Fridrich Fluβmüllnerin and Meisterrin Felicity Flu βmüllnerin.
Next, Master Diego Munoz de Castilla and Don Corwin Montgomery approached the Throne and presented Her Majesty with a pictorial representation of the lineage of the White Scarf starting with Tivar Moondragon. They showed Her Majesty the branch of the tree representing those subjects from the kingdom of Æthelmearc. However, Their Majesty’s Jewel Herald spoke and noted that the representation was heraldically incorrect as he is a member of that line and there is heraldry displayed of one who is not a white scarf of that line. To settle this matter, Her Majesty called for the Order of the White Scarf to confirm, and invited the Ladies of the Rose and Garnet to also attend. The Order did affirm that there was indeed heraldry displayed of one who is not a member of the Order, and so Lord Michael Gladwyne was called forward and inducted into the Order of the White Scarf in recognition of his prowess and his contributions to the rapier community of Æthelmearc. And thus, the error was made correct. Scroll by Baroness Helena Mutzhasen.
THL Ruslan Voronov was called to attend Their Majesties, and then the Order of Chivalry was summoned forward. Their Majesties inquired whether his lordship was prepared to sit this day in vigil in contemplation of joining the Order of Chivalry, to which he responded that he was. However, there was one last piece of business to attend to and so Sir Óláfr þorvarðarson came forward and took back his squire’s belt from Ruslan and released him from his service so that he might sit vigil unencumbered. That business being concluded, Their Majesties released THL Ruslan into the care of the Order of Chivalry to escort him to vigil.
In the evening their Majesties invited Their Excellency’s Delftwood to join Them in Their court.
Their Majesties called forward all children and then sent them off in pursuit of the toy chest of treasures so that they might be occupied during the remainder of court.
Their Majesties then gave leave to Their Excellency’s Delftwood to hold their baronial court.
Earl Yngvar the Dismal, Countess Caryl Olesdatter, Master John Michael Thorpe, THL Fionnghuala inghean Diarmada, and Baroness Beatrix Krieger were invited into court. Her Majesty spoke of a recent trip to the East Kingdom in which several challenges befell Her visit, and these gentles came forward and provided various forms of assistance to Her. So for these acts of kindness, Her Majesty presented each with a personal token of appreciation.
Katharina von Bamberg was awarded arms in absentia. Scroll by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Snorri sketi Bjornnson was awarded arms in absentia. Scroll by His Excellency Master Caleb Reynolds.
Lady Adelheid Grünewalderin was awarded a Keystone in absentia. Scroll by Baroness Helena Mutzhasen.
Lady Ragna Feilan was called forward and inducted into the Order of the Sycamore for her cooking and Viking food research, and for winning the Iron Chef competition. Scroll by His Excellency Master Caleb Reynolds.
Next, Ráðúlfr Eiríksson was invited into court and inducted into the Order of the Golden Alce and awarded arms for his prowess upon the field. Scroll by Baroness Barbary Rose of Endless Hills with words by Don Po Silvertop the Rogue.
Their Majesties then called for Ulfr Thorbjarnarson and inducted him into the Order of the Golden Alce and awarded him arms for his prowess, honor, and cunning upon the field. Scroll by THL Padraig O’Branduibh.
Her Majesty then called for Sir Óláfr þorvarðarson and spoke of his generosity, and specifically spoke of the children’s treasure chest he constructed when the call for help went out. And so, She named Sir Óláfr Her inspiration and awarded him a Golden Escarbuncle.
THL Ruslan Voronov was next called before the Throne. Their Majesties asked if, after having received council today, he would join the Order of Chivalry, and Ruslan answered in the affirmative. Their Majesties then called for Their Order of Chivalry to join Them. Duke James Ahearn then arose as a royal peer and spoke of Ruslan’s willingness to give of himself to others. He stated that to be a noble one must act nobly, and that Ruslan has done that. By letter, Duchess Dorinda Courtenay spoke for the Order of Defence and told of how Ruslan’s booming voice can be heard above the din and how he uses that voice to teach, to serve, and to grow others. Countess Isabeau de l’Isle spoke for the Order of the Laurel of how excellence takes you beyond simple curiosity, but to passion; and that passion leads to practice, and that practice leads to growth. Countess Caryl Olesdatter spoke for the Order of the Pelican of Ruslan’s current service as champion of the Roses and how he is a beacon for others to follow. For the Order of Chivalry, Count Robin Wallace told of Ruslan’s humility, his striving, his leading and teaching of the art of combat. Sir Óláfr þorvarðarson also spoke of Ruslan’s ability to speak truth from the heart because he has gone through dark times and walked the gauntlet himself. Having heard these words of Their peers, Their Majesties were then moved to induct Ruslan into the Order of Chivalry and had him adorned with spurs, a belt of white belonging to Duke Morgunn Sheridan, a cloak, and a chain. His Majesty then knighted Ruslan, and Their Majesties received his oath. Scroll forthcoming.
Lastly, Their Majesties thanked all those scribes and artisans who had contributed works throughout Their reign so that the work and skill of others might be recognized, and Her Majesty offered tokens of appreciation and offered scribal supplies.
There being no further business, this court of Their Majesties was closed.
Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Magnus Tindal and Etain II, basileos kai basilissa Æthelmearc: the Business of Their Court at Baronial Investiture and the Feast of the 7 Deadly Sins, 6 February Anno Societatis L, in the Barony of Delftwood. As recorded by Their Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai, and Gwendolyn the Graceful, Brehyres, with the assistance of THL Sophie Davenport, Seedling Pursuivant, THL Gytha Oggesdottir, Silent Herald, and Marcellus Titus Cincinnatus.
In the morning, accompanied by Their Excellencies Fergus and Helene, Baron and Baroness of Delftwood, as recorded by Kameshima Silver Buccle:
Lord Rundwulf was awarded the Sigil of Æthelmearc for his service as guard to the Empress.
Photo by Master Fridrikr
THL Gytha Oggesdottir was granted an Award of Excellence for the example that she sets to all those she meets, especially newcomers, and for her service as a silent herald. Scroll by Lady Vivienne of Yardley.
Baroness Anastasie de l’Amoure came forward to announce all those who had earned recognition as part of the recent Archery challenge, and presented tokens to Abiorn of Delftwood, Alaric MacConnal,
Photo by Michele Vicchito
Alexander of Delftwood, Anastasie de l’Amoure, Arianna of Wynthrope, Artimis Magnus, Aurelio Baldasare, Beth of Delftwood, Boris Dragonsbane, Brandubh O’Donnghaille, Connal MacAodh, Corwin Templeton, Edward Harbinger, Eoin MacCogadhain, Floki of Angel’s Keep, Hrolfr Fjarfell, Katheryn Tantzel, Seamus Rogan, Takamatsu Yoshitaka and Ulfgrima Tannadotter.
The Imperatori presented gifts to Their Excellencies, then granted them leave to conduct their final business.
Their Excellencies presented themselves to the Imperatori, for Her Excellency had been having many bad dreams, and they wished to consult the Oracle of Delftwood for guidance. The Oracle was summoned, and interpreted Her Excellency’s dreams, informing them that His Excellency was required to quest far from home to slay a great beast. Her Excellency stated that she would stay by his side through his quest, but both Their Excellencies were concerned what would become of their dear Delftwood without its Baron and Baroness. They petitioned the Imperatori to appoint such good people in their stead that would guide the Barony after Their Excellencies had left. The Imperatori granted this request and divested the Baron and Baroness of their coronets.
Photo by Master Fridrikr
Master Benedict Fergus atte Mede and THL Helene al-Zar’qa were created Baron and Baroness of the Court for their service as the Baron and Baroness of Delftwood. Scrolls by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.
The Windmill Thrones being empty, the Imperatori sought counsel and news from the Seneschale of Delftwood, Meisterin Felicitas Flußmüllnerin. Meisterin Felicitas confirmed that the people of Delftwood had made their voices heard in an election in keeping with Society, Kingdom and Baronial Law and Policy, and had selected two from among their number to lead them. The Imperatori then called for THL Marcus Claudius Cincinnatus and Dame Desiderata Drake, invested them with the Baronial Coronets of Delftwood and named them Proprietarii of the Barony.
Photo by Master Fridrikr
In the evening, accompanied by Their Excellencies Marcus and Desiderata, Baron and Baroness of Delftwood, as reported by Gwendolyn:
Photo by Master Fridrikr
Their Majesties inducted Fela Flußmüllerin into Their Order of the Silver Buccle. Scroll by Lady Maria Adriane.
The children of the kingdom were invited to entertain themselves with activities and toys under the supervision of Baroness Clarice Roan while the adults conducted the business of the Court.
Their Majesties gave leave to the Baron and Baroness of Delftwood to conduct their Baronial Court.
The Honorable Lord Ruslan Igorovich Voronov was presented with the scroll commemorating his induction into Their Order of the Gage, previously awarded to him. Scroll by Lady Mary Elizabeth Clason.
Baron Malcolm Fitzwilliam was given an Award of Excellence for his continued support to the Crown. Scroll by Juliana of Angel’s Keep.
Baroness Susanna Thornton was given an Award of Excellence for her continued support to the Crown. Scroll by Lady Amalie Reinhardt.
Catherine O’Herlihy was given a Queen’s Award of Excellence for her industry and service since returning to the kingdom. Scroll forthcoming.
Their Majesties called before them Baroness Anastasia de l’Amoure, Baron Edward Harbinger, Joan Madison, Lady Kalishka, THL Matheus Hundamaðr, THL Ruslan Igorovich Voronov, Lord Sigurdr Issolfsson, THL Úlfr hinn svarti Júzki, and Lady Zinovia Ivanova, and bestowed upon them Sigils of Æthelmearc in thanks for their service to the reign.
Lady Aledis Lanen was made a Companion of the Order of the Golden Alce in absentia, for her skill with thrown weapons and service as a Thrown Weapons Marshal. Mistress Oðindisa Býkona accepted the award on her behalf and promised to convey meaningful words from the Emperor. Scroll by Master Caleb Reynolds.
Lord Corwin Alexander Templeton was created a Companion of the Order of the Golden Alce for his service as Archery Champion to the Barony of Delftwood, as well as his skill with rapier. Scroll will be forthcoming.
Ixac ben Simone was awarded Arms for his many acts of service. Scroll by Lady Vivienne of Yardley.
Lady Amalie Reinhardt was inducted into the Order of the Sycamore for her many works of calligraphy and illumination, bardic arts, cooking, brewing, jewelry making, and the making of largesse rings. Scroll in progress by The Honorable Lady Renata Rouge.
The Imperatori then awarded Lady Amalie a Sigil of Æthelmearc in thanks for her service as the web minister for Their website.
Photo by Michele Vicchitto
The Imperatori also called Meißterin Felicity Flüßmüllerin, Lord Finnr Jafnkollr, THL Fridrich Flüßmüllnerin, Barnoness Helene al-Zarqá, Lady Lijsbet de Keukere, Lady Katerina Beckerin, Lady Margaret Grace, and Lady Saskia Feldmeyrin into Their Presence and introduced them as members of the Guild of Saint Lucy’s, a sewing guild. These gentles were awarded Sigils of Æthelmearc for the garb that they provided to the Imperatori during Their reign.
The Empress also announced that the Guild had helped Her make favors, and that She would be distributing favors after Court to the accompaniment of Delftwood’s Baronial Bard.
Ghita Rinaldi de Amici was created a Companion of the Order of the Keystone and Awarded Arms for her commitment to assisting at the Pennsic troll, as well as other service. Scroll by Lady Rozalia Krawczkowia.
Lady Wylde Wysse was also inducted into the Order of the Keystone for her tireless work on raffles within the Barony of Delftwood, as well as other donations of time, talent, and largesse. She was presented with a scroll bearing the illumination and calligraphy of THL Ismay Ponde, text by Count Jehan de la Marche.
Photo by Michele Vicchitto
Countess Caryl Olesdattir and Earl Sir Yngvar the Dismal were awarded Sigils of Æthelmearc for their service to the Imperatori. It was further made known to the populace that all the Sigils which the Imperatori distributed at the day’s Court had been made by the hand of Countess Caryl.
The Imperatori summoned Their Order of the Fleur d’Æthelmearc into Their presence and there awaited the reappearance of Lady Lijsbet de Keukere from the kitchens, at which time, They elevated her to Companionship in that Order and Granted her Arms. She was presented with a medallion from Meesteress Odriana vander Brugghe. Scroll by Lady Vivienne of Yardley.
The Empress Etain then recognized several throughout the day who had inspired Her.
The Emperor Magnus Tindal thanked all scribes and medallion wrights who had contributed their talents and largesse to enhance the Court’s proceedings.
There being no further business, the Court of the Imperatori was closed.