Per the Æstel, just in case you were unsure – May Crown tourney has been officially postponed/cancelled.
Their Majesties announced this via their Court at Coronation. They also will let everyone know as soon as we can when it will be held. They indicated that they would give as much notice as possible, so that combatants could get in their letters.
As Kingdom Seneschal, I have gotten a variance from the Society Seneschal for this postponement/cancellation.
More information TBD. As soon as I know, I will let you all know. Girl Scout’s Honor.
We have announced the format of the spring Crown Tournament in the March issue of the Æstel, which now is available at the SCA.org website.
The Kingdom newsletters of all Kingdoms in the SCA are facing challenges, with few members making the small effort to look in them.
In an effort to encourage everybody to find their login information to the SCA newsletter portal, and actually look in the Kingdom’s official publication, we hope that sharing the text on social media be held off for a little while.
It would be a good thing if Our members use this opportunity to get familiar with how to access the online newsletters!
If you have any problems with this, please use the information on that web site to help you, or contact Our dear Chronicler, Lady Aine O’Muirghesan, as she will be very happy to assist in solving your issues, at email@example.com.
We hope you have some understanding for why We choose to do this.
Sven and Siobhan, Prince and Princess of Æthelmearc
The Shire of Sylvan Glen invites one and all to join us as we host Æthelmearc Spring Crown Tourney at the Camp Frame 4-H Camp in Hedgesville, WV (1362 Camp Frame Road, Hedgesville WV 25427) May 12 to 14, 2017. Attend and bear witness as the continuation of the Royal Line of Æthelmearc is secured!
The autocrat for the event is Dame Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir (Tammy Pritt), 52 Brandewine Cir., Martinsburg, WV, cell 304-886-1234 (no calls after 9 pm please), ravenstyx at yahoo dot com.
Friday evening will feature our Known World famous travelers’ repast of a light dinner and refreshments for those arriving early.
There will be an all-day sideboard provided on Saturday, which will include a breakfast bar followed by a selection of foods throughout the day prepared by Lady Arianna del Vallone. Dietary concerns should be directed to her at ariannaddv3 at gmail dot com.
On Saturday, Mistress Álfrún Ketta will be heading up the Hospitality Tent, which will feature a range of offerings for the populace including beverages (coffee, hot tea, brewed cold tea, sekanjabin, cream and sugar), fruit, nuts, and baked goods. Questions or dietary concerns can be sent to jennelfculler at yahoo dot com.
The site opens on Friday, May 12 at 5 pm and closes on Sunday, May 14 at noon, and is discretely damp. Leashed dogs are welcome, but please clean up after them. We have plenty of beds in the populace dormitory, and there is some limited room for camping. If you wish to camp, please contact the autocrat (see below) with your tent size so we can plan where to put it ahead of time. There are also many hotels and restaurants within an easy drive of the site. These lists will be posted or you can contact Dame Hrefna for a copy.
The event registration is as follows:
Adult Event Registration: $20
Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15
Children 17 and under are free.
Checks should be made out to: SCA Inc. WV, Shire of Sylvan Glen.
The reservationist for the event is Lady Margarita de Siena, (Joy Woofter), Phone 304-838-3515 (no calls after 11 pm please), joy1teacher at yahoo dot com, 11 Lotus Dr., Martinsburg, WV 2540. She will also be handling day shade reservations with priority going to combatants and consorts. If you want to set up a shelter at the event, send the size of your day shade to Lady Margarita, and let her know if you are a combatant or not. Make checks payable to SCA-WV, Inc. Please include modern and Society names for every covered by your pre-registration.
There are also many hotels and restaurants within an easy drive of the site. These lists will be posted or contact Dame Hrefna for a copy.
Autocrat’s note: The shire hosted Siege of Glengary here for many years. The site has dormitory bunk bed accommodations, flush toilets, showers, a large assembly hall, and indoor fighting space if needed.
Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy & Gabrielle II, King and Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of Their Majesties’ Court at A Celebration of Rapier, 1 May Anno Societatis L, in the Shire of Herontir. As recorded by Their Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai, with the assistance of Drotin Jorundr hinn Rotinn, Golden Alce Herald.
photo by Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg
Duchess Dorinda Courtenay was invited before Their Majesties to answer the summons bestowed upon her. Duchess Líadain ní Dheirdre Chaomhánaigh recalled meeting Dorinda at her first event, before she had even earned the title of Lady Dorinda; even then she exuded nobility, and since then has been a champion of the ideals of the Society. Master Iago Benitez, who once sponsored Duchess Dorinda as his cadet, found himself unable to explain Her Grace’s service as one would be unable to explain what is good about sunshine. Duchess Anna Blackleaf expounded upon Her Grace’s dedication and worthiness, declaring them above question or reproach. Sir Kadan Chakhilghan Ger on Echen, who Dorinda appointed as Captain of her Guard during her first reign, credited her with the example that he followed on his path to the Chivalry. Being moved by such glorious testimonies, Their Majesties did create the Order of Defense in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc and created Duchess Dorinda its Principal Companion.
Their Majesties invited the Ladies of the Rose to present a livery collar of white, the regalia of the Order of Defense, that it might start its journey with Duchess Dorinda and be passed to each successive member of that Order made in Æthelmearc. Baron Fergus and Baroness Helene then came forward and presented another collar, from which hung a medallion bearing the badge of the Order, that Her Grace might bear once the ancestral collar had been passed to its next recipient. Countess Elena d’Artois and Lord Aaron the Swift draped a cloak about Her Grace’s shoulders. Proclaiming that a Mistress of Defense should not be unarmed, Their Majesties called for Don Po Silvertop, on behalf of the Order of the White Scarf, who presented Her Grace with a weapon appropriate to her new station: a pie server, which he then proudly proclaimed had been wielded by every companion of the Order of Defense of Æthelmearc..
photo by Ysabeau Tiercelin
Their Majesties next called for Don Anias Fenne, who bore into Their Court an item from Æthelmearc’s past: a rapier borne in the days when Æthelmearc was but a Principality. Given the nature of the Order of Defense, Their Majesties received Her Grace’s oath as a Mistress of Defense upon that historic blade. A scroll illuminated by Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin and calligraphed by Duchess Líadain ní Dheirdre Chaomhánaigh upon wording by Duchess Líadain, Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai and THL Ursula of Rouen was read in proclamation of the Court business. Finally, Don Diego Miguel Munoz de Castilla was invited to present a gift to Duchess Dorinda on behalf of the newly created Order: a handmade book, blank but for one page emblazoned with Her Grace’s armory, the pages of which would be filled with the armory of future inductees.
There being no further business, Their Majesties’ Court was closed.
Documented from the Scrolls of the Reign of Timothy & Gabrielle II, King and Queen of Æthelmearc: the Business of Their Majesties’ Court at Crown Tournament, 2 May Anno Societatis L, in the Shire of Hartstone. As recorded by Their Silver Buccle Herald, Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai, assisted by Lady Ariane Desiree des Cedres called Cedar.
At the conclusion of the tournament:
photo by Steffan Wolfgang von Ravensburg
Their Majesties called forth Their Excellencies, Count Sir Magnus Tindal and Countess Etain ingen Dalaig. Their Majesties congratulated His Excellency on his victory in the day’s tournament and crowned him Magnus Tindal, Prince of Æthelmearc. They then handed His Highness the Princess’s Coronet, which He placed upon Her Excellency’s head and crowned her Etain, Princess of Æthelmearc.
Later that afternoon, accompanied by Their Highnesses:
The children of the Kingdom were called forth, and sent with Lady Mairin O’Cadhla to amuse themselves during Court.
The Ladies of the Rose were invited into Court to expound upon the admirable displays of chivalry shown upon the field, and after much discussion and deliberation, they had decided to honor THL Blue Star to bear the Shield of Chivalry. THL Beatrix Krieger, the bearer of the Shield, gave her advice to Blue Star regarding what she had learned while carrying the Shield about what it truly meant, then passed it to him.
The Ladies of the Rose, however, could not contain their praise to one individual. They further called THL Marek Viacheldrago and Torstein Vigdisson and commended them for their extremely chivalrous and honorable behavior upon the field, and especially Torstein’s bravery in his first Crown Tournament.
Kameshima-kyō Zentarō Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, asked for a moment in Their Majesties’ Court to discuss the contest that had taken place during the Procession that morning. Baron Robert O’Connor, Sycamore Herald, joined Silver Buccle, and the two of them proudly announced that Mistress Mathilde Bosvyle de Bella Acqua, White Conye Herald, was most impressive while announcing Their Excellencies, Sir Maghnus de Cnoc an Iora and Brehres Gwendolyn the Graceful. She was presented with a mug engraved with the date and event. Silver Buccle and Sycamore thanked Lady Lasairfhiona, the day’s autocrat, who had suggested the idea, and they hoped that it would be repeated in future Crown Tournaments.
While he was in Their Majesties’ Court, Kameshima- kyō reminded Their Majesties that his term as Silver Buccle was ended as of that day. He then begged Their Majesties to return the title and responsibilities of Silver Buccle Principal Herald, that he might continue to serve the Kingdom for another two years. Their Majesties agreed and reinstated him as Silver Buccle. He then addressed the populace and informed them that the Silent Heraldry program in Æthelmearc was restarted, and Lady Ariane Desiree des Cedres, called Cedar, had been formally appointed the Silent Heraldry deputy for the Kingdom.
Corrina Tender was Awarded Arms for her unending enthusiasm and devotion to the Society, including traveling several hours to serve the populace and guard the royalty, and encouraging fencing within the College of Cour d’Or. Scroll by THL Eleanore Godwin.
Lord Aidan Ransford was Granted Arms and created a Baron of the Court for his decades of dedication to the Barony of Delftwood, often serving as its “Army of One” on the field, assisting Their Excellencies with any project that requires it, and being a constant force for the Barony. Scroll by Baroness Helene al-Zarqa.
Their Majesties invited Duke Sir Titus Scipio Germanicus and Countess Anna Leigh before Them, that they might assist in the completion of a piece of business left from their reign. They then asked Her Highness, Princess Etain, to attend Them, and presented Her with the scroll commemorating her elevation to the station of Countess, induction into the Order of the Rose, and awarding of Arms by Letters Patent. Scroll by Mistress Sthurrim Caithness.
Her Majesty then called forth Sir Wulfstan Huscarl and all those who had assisted in the creation of the list barriers that had been created for the day’s tournament. She shared with them the appreciation of the populace, thanked them for their many, many hours of labor in the name of the Kingdom, and declared them all to be Her inspiration for the day. She presented a token of inspiration to Sir Wulfstan, with a promise that more would be collected and distributed to each person who had worked so hard to make Their Crown Tournament the day of pageantry They had hoped it to be.
Those scribes who had contributed efforts to the day’s scrolls were asked to stand and be recognized.
Lady Gwendolyn of Hartstone was elevated to the Order of the Keystone for being a driving force for support for her Shire, organizing demos, workshops and practices, arranging practice sites, and tirelessly recruiting new members with boundless reserves of patience. Scroll by Meisterin Felicitas Flußmüllnerin.
There being no further business, Their Majesties’ Court was closed.