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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
7:14 am - Kid stuff at the Mongolian Wok

Spread the word that the Annual Dragon Pinata Smash will take place on Sunday at War of the Roses outside the Mongolian Wok, time TBA but likely around 2PM. I've also got a "fortune-telling" spinning board which will tell the kids which of the Chinese zodiac fake tattoos they'll get. I'm not sure what combo of toys & candy will come spilling out of the piñata, but I'm sure they'll like them.

Free lemonade to get the kids all sugared up, too!

Please feel free to share this since I'm not on other social media.

current mood: excited

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Saturday, December 28th, 2013
2:14 pm

Deadline of 12/31 is looming close for merchant pre-reg fees for Birka!
If you plan to merchant, and have not sent them yet it is time now!

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013
6:33 pm - Unofficial Court Report - Endewearde Investiture

Unofficial Court Report - Endewearde Investiture

The 28th of September, forty-eight years since the founding of the Society, the 2013th year of the Common Era, dawned warm and bright in the Shire of Endewearde. Their Royal Majesties, Gregor IV and Kiena II, left Their royal estates in the southern part of the kingdom and, it may be said, fairly flew in Their coach to that northern Shire to hold Court among Their people.

Their Majesties opened Their Court in the early part of the afternoon. Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge came forward and spoke of the joy she had had singing for the ancestors of the current King and Queen, who bore the same names, and spoke of the kindness and generosity those royals had shown her. To repay such kindness, Baroness Aneleda proffered four cups that Their Majesties might bestow as tokens to other performers who might be recognised as Troubadours. Their Majesties spoke of the joy They had felt those times They had heard the Baroness sing and They thanked her for her gift in return.

The Crown then called for Colonel Wolfe's Privateers and they came forth and arrayed themselves before the thrones. Her Majesty said that She had heard of one among them who distinguished himself by his singing and skill with Rapier. Don Jean de Montagne, with a grin, declaimed that there certainly was none like that to be found among the company, though he soon relented that stance. Fredrick van der Meer was then presented to the Crown to stand for his accomplishments. Her Majesty said that They had summoned him at the Great Northeastern War, but he had not come, and now They were forced to hold this entire event to gain his presence. Frederick was then raised to a Lord of the Court and Awarded Arms, as testified to in a document created by Lady Magdalena Kirschberg, dated July 13, A.S. 48., and company escorted him from the Presence.

Representatives of the Shire of Smithwick then presented themselves to Their Majesties. They had with them a wooden coffer filled with $250 they had raised as a donation to the Royal Travel Fund. His Majesty thanked them heartily for such a generous and thoughtful donation.

Before Their subjects were dismissed, however, Queen Kiena singled out one among them, Waylon of Tir. She spoke of hearing of Waylon's many works - sewing, cooking, dancing, archery, fighting, smithing - and felt such "busy bees" should be recognised for such works and She caused a document drawn up by Lady Svea the Short-Sighted to be read, and with that Tir was Awarded Arms and made a Lord of the Court.

The herald called for Yzabell du Pearche to present herself to the Crown and she came forth and knelt. Her Majesty mentioned that She had just had lunch with Yzabell and His Majesty commented on her contribution to the arts in Endewearde, and of her opening her home for activities, and helping with administration, and at His word a scroll calligraphed and worded by Lord Gwillim Kyneth and illuminated by Lady Agatha Wanderer was read and so was Yzabell made a Lady of the Court and Awarded Arms.

Their Majesties requested the attendance of Fine Vals called Fina of the Vale. They confirmed that she was the Matriarch of House Knotty Snake, and had been such for many years, and confirmed also that she had taught classes in the arts and sewn favours for the Queen, and having confirmed such things had read to the Court a scroll drafted by Mistress Eowyn Eilonwy of Alewife Brook Awarding Arms to the now Lady Fine Vals.

Lord Otto Gottlieb, seneschal of the Shire of Endewearde, then approached the Crown. He said that twenty-five years prior a group of fencers built a tower at the end of the world, and that in the years since many had come to that tower and helped it grow strong and sturdy. He presented to Their Majesties the people's petition for a Royal presence in the Shire. King Gregor spoke of the often entertaining times he had had in Endewearde and of the most wonderful Crown Tourney he had participated in in the Shire the prior autumn. Their Majesties then took a moment to reflect upon such a weighty request and asked that Their hall be sealed as They considered.

Lord Eric Oxneck was summoned to attend to this task and he called for the Thunder Clan to stand with him and so they did, guarding the sanctuary's exits.

Quiet music filled the hall as Their Majesties summoned the Peers of Endewearde to consult with them. Mistress Mercedes de Califia, Master Godric of Hamtun, Sir Cedric of Thanet and Mistress Mira Finvar of Argyle, and Master Matthäus Kettner came forward and spoke to the Crown and repeated the request.

His Majesty said that he found the lands strong and flourishing and agreed that it would be well that the Crown be represented there. He then asked for the names of those who would stand forth as the Crown's representatives, and at that Baron Ané du Vey and Mistress Sylvia du Vey came forth, preceded by an honour guard of those new to Endewearde and then by Eva and Aliyah bearing shields with the arms of Ané and Sylvia.

Ané and Sylvia knelt before Their Majesties and were asked if they would serve as the protectors of the end of the world, and they affirmed they would. King Gregor asked the people of Endewearde to rise, and he asked them if they would serve the Crown as a Barony, and the rafters shook with a resounding "Aye!"

Coronets were brought forward by Sir Cedric and Mistress Mira and placed upon Ané and Sylvia's brows, and they were asked to swear that they would uphold the laws of the Kingdom, support the Crown and Its people, and defend chivalry and courtesy, and they swore they would do those things, they then offered their fealty to the Crown upon Sir Cedric's sword, as he is knight to Ané.

A great scroll was read, naming Ané du Vey as Baron Endewearde and Sylvia du Vey as Baroness Endewearde, a scroll calligraphed by Lord Alexandre St. Pierre, illuminated by Lady Christina Crane, with words by Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge.

Queen Kiena the presented Baroness Sylvia a token, given to Her Majesty at the Twentieth Anniversary of the Kingdom of Drachenwald by Countess Anna von Urwald, Founding Baroness Aarnimetsä in that Kingdom.

Their Excellencies Endewearde then rose and faced Their people as "The Ode to Endewearde" was sung by Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge, Lady Constancia de Vienne, and Lord Gwillim Kynith from the choir loft. The shields of Ané and Sylvia were retired, and the arms of the Barony of Endewearde taken up by Them both. Then They spoke to the people of the Barony, of how They would help nurture and grow, protect and defend the Barony, and with that the people took to their feet raised their voices and hands in a thunderous ovation of joy.

Their Majesties then moved to suspend Their Court but paused, hearing the request of Their servant Mistress Elizabeth Darnley. She begged a boon that They consider the works of one of Their artisans, Baron D'Unstable Peregrinator, a jeweler and metalsmith who crafted the rings worn by the Prince and Princess of Tir Mara, and also Their scepters, and joined in the crafting of the Barony of Ruantallan's coronets. She asked that, if it please Their Majesties, They might recognize him for his many talented works.

Their Majesties consulted with Their Highnesses Tir Mara, who replied that Their Majesties were wise to consider this, and so D'Unstable was called into the Presence, and there was he called well-versed in his art and his manner, and so the Ancient and Noble Order of the Laurel was called for, and D'Unstable directed to go with them, and sit in vigil, and take counsel, and return later when he was summoned to answer whether be would take a place among them. All business concluded for the moment, Their Majesties suspended Their Court and retired the sanctuary.

In the later afternoon, Their Majesties reconvened Court. They invited the Baron and Baroness of Endewearde to hold Their first Court, and so that was done. His Excellency said that he had brief words upon the occasion and spoke thus, "Wow!", and then he sat and smiled, and spoke words of praise for the people of the Barony. Their Excellencies conducted and concluded such business as They had and thus began Their Majesties Court again.

Mistress Mercedes de Califia was called for. Once she had approached, King Gregor announced to the people that Mistress Hedewigis Ockenfüßin, having served the Kingdom well, would soon be concluding her term as Kingdom Seneschal, and asked Mistress Mercedes if it was still her intention to offer her service as Seneschal. When she asked if she could say no, His Majesty responded with a brief "No!" and announced that Mistress Mercedes would assume the office of Kingdom Seneschal at Smoking Rocks Baronial Investiture on November 9th.

The children of the East were summoned next. Her Majesty spoke of growing wiser as They grew older, some even approaching the sunset of their years, and perhaps a sly glance at His Majesty may have been seen by some. Without pause, Queen Kiena mentioned the children as the future of the Kingdom, and thanked them for coming and bringing their parents. Then a large chest was brought forth, and the children chose from the chest toys provided by la Chambre des Dames d’Alisay and others.

Eva du Vey, who had come forward with the rest of the children, was asked to stay. Her Majesty spoke of Eva's generosity in offering her Tyger's Cub medallion to another during Their Majesties' Court at the just past Pennsic War, and said that upon hearing of such generosity Lady Bronwen Rose crafted an enameled Tyger's Cub medallion specifically for Eva, and that was given to Eva with Their Majesties' thanks.

Their Majesties called again for Foner of Maplecroft, as They had called for him at the Great Northeastern War on the 13th of July this year, A.S. 48. Foner was again unavailable to attend the Crown, but the Seneschal of the Shire of Hadchester, Lord Thomas de Winterwade, presented himself in Foner's place. Their Majesties spoke to the Court of Foner's contributions to bring Hadchester into being, and his work as a chatelaine and scribe, and asked that a scroll crafted by Mistress Constance Saint Denis be given to him, that he would know he had been Awarded Arms and named Lord.

Her Majesty Kiena then asked that all attending their first event rise, and She rose from Her throne and walked among them, greeting each in turn and thanking them for joining in such a joyful celebration.

Once Her Majesty was again seated, King Gregor rose and spoke to the Court. He said that He had felt safe in the new Barony of Endewearde, but upon reconvening His Court had found a single black arrow waiting for Him upon His throne. Her Highness said that such arrows were portents of death, for the late King Kenric I been found with three such arrows in his chest not a year prior after hunting boar in the forests of Endewearde. His Majesty Gregor did not wish to dwell too long on such sobering thoughts, for were not the Prince and Princess planning a lavish party for Their Majesties the coming weekend to celebrate six months upon the Throne?

Still, His Majesty felt it prudent to recognize some who had aided Him when called. Baron Ané du Vey and Sir Cedric of Thanet were summoned, and the House of Thanet praised for its many works. His Majesty said that great men surround themselves with great people, and by such a measure Sir Cedric was a very great man indeed. His Majesty then gifted both men with His Cypher, sword scabbards bearing his badge and crafted by His hand.

Queen Kiena then asked for Duchess Katherine Stanhope, and in a voice choked with emotion called her a friend and inspiration, quiet and gracious and filled with caring for Their Majesties. She then presented Her Grace with a small box of treasures finished with Her thistle badge as Her Cypher, and embraced Her friend for a long moment.

As Her Majesty composed Herself, King Gregor asked for Baron Aethelhavoc Keyfinder, and spoke of how He had so enjoyed the works of Aethelhavoc's kitchen and his companionship. His Majesty gave Aethelhavoc a sword scabbard He had crafted as His Cypher and the men embraced.

Her Majesty now collected, She summoned Lady Lucie Lovegood. Both Queen Kiena and Lady Lucie had tears in their eyes as Her Majesty spoke of the treasure that is Lucie, of her utter joy and her boundless enthusiasm. Her Majesty said that they would be friends forever and ever and gave to Lucie Her Queen's Cypher, a small box of treasures with Her badge upon it.

The Queen then called for Lady Frenya Thorsteinndottir and spoke of Her lessons in French with Lady Frenya, of Frenya's service on the Queen's Guard and her leadership there, and with thanks Her Majesty presented Lady Frenya with the Queen's Cypher in the form of a rapier frog bearing Her Majesty's badge, crafted by King Gregor.

The Crown then summoned Baron D'Unstable Peregrinator to answer the question set before him earlier that day. He spoke briefly and quietly with Their Majesties, then Mistress Elizabeth Darnley came forward and spoke to D'Unstable, telling him that he had far better served her than she had him, and with great admiration and emotion in her voice asked him to return his apprentice's belt to her, for he no longer needed such.

His Majesty called for a member of the Order of Chivalry to speak and Sir Yesunge Altan claimed that right. Next, Master Ulric von der Insul spoke words on behalf of the Order of the Pelican. His Majesty asked for testimony from the Order of the Laurel and Sir Cedric of Thanet, who is a Master in that Order, spoke of D'Unstable's art. Avelina, Princess of Tir Mara, spoke on behalf of the royal peers. Mistress Elizabeth requested that a member of the populace speak in support of His Excellency's elevation to the peerage and so Aotroù (Lord) Conogan mab Rioc the Breton, Badger Principality Herald of Tir Mara, read the words of Lord Ranuccio Farnese and Lady Catriana of Airley before offering a few sincere words of his own.

King Gregor then called for a medallion. Sir Yesunge, who studies jewelry-work under Baron D'Unstable, presented a medallion he had crafted, hung upon a chain made by His Excellency's apprentice-sister, the Honourable Lady Konstantia Kaloethina of Calontir. A stole made by Lady Cornelia VandeBrugge was placed over his shoulders, and then an almuse in scholar's scarlet, made by Mistress Elizabeth. Lastly, a wreath of laurel leaves, also by Konstantia's hand, was placed upon his head.

At that, the herald read a from a scroll painted by Mistress Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova, calligraphed by Mistress Eleanor Catlyng, and authored by Lord Díarmaid Ó Bríain. The now Master D'Unstable Peregrinator then gave his fealty to the Crown of the East.

His Majesty then offered some final words to His people. He spoke of the great journey He and Queen Kiena had embarked upon which had begun the prior autumn in Shire of Endewearde, and of His thanks for all the support the people had given Them, and his happiness that this year concluded with a visit to the now-Barony of the same. He spoke of looking forward to the great party Their Highnesses would be throwing for Their Majesties the following weekend, a celebration of King Gregor and Queen Kiena's first six months upon the throne and Their Highnesses mentioned how happy They were that the Crown would be attending. There being no further business, Their Majesties Court was concluded.

These are my remembrances of the day's events. To all who served the event, who attended and guarded the Crown, crafted scrolls and heralded, to the musicians and cooks and staff, and to the new Barony of Endewearde, my sincere thanks.

Pray know I remain,
In service to Crown and College,

Baron Rowen Cloteworthy

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Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
1:11 pm - Border Spat: Infestation October 19th

Rumors of plague have been heard across the Known World! Their Excellencies of l’Ile du Dragon Dormant and of Skraeling Althing invite each Shire, Barony, Principality and Kingdom to send their best and brightest to join together in a festival of contests of skill and prowess. Rapier and heavy fighters will compete with their cunning and fortitude; artists and scientists will display their work and share their skills; all of the populace (including the children!) will compete for the favour of their Excellencies, that they may lend their support and patronage to the alchemists of our fair lands and determine whether Barony of l’Ile du Dragon Dormant of the East Kingdom or Barony of Skraeling Althing of the Kingdom of Eldormere has the greatest skills to rid our land of this mysterious plague. The Barony which succeeds in saving us from this blight will be feted as we join in a great feast at the close of our harvest festival. A hearty day board will be provided for all.

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Please use the online form to register and to get the mailing address for mailing payment: http://goo.gl/7J0Kux

Autocrat contact information:
Caterina di Mori (MKA: Katharine Childs) greenstockings@gmail.com

x-posted to sca, apologies to those who receive this message twice

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Monday, August 26th, 2013
8:53 am - Victuality: The event that was! :-D

I could write volumes about how awesome this event was, but instead I'll ask a favor.

Since I am not on FB, G+, or any SCA-related discussion list I would ask that any feedback you hear be pointed out to me so that we can know how to do it better next year. I'm absolutely not asking to violate any confidences (ie locked posts or comments) but I've already been told of some really nice things being said about the event and want to hear more! Constructive criticism and pointing out things that may have gone wrong are also good.

Feel free to use my main email addy or chefjaji@yahoo.com


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Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
3:08 pm - Victuality updates!

We now have 10 Peer & Populace challenges! They can be found along with class info and further event updates here:

As a personal aside, the "breakfast and coffee for a voluntary donation" will be made by yours truly on both Saturday and Sunday, and I have a tradition of making some fine biscuits & gravy when I cook at that site!

See you there,

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Thursday, August 8th, 2013
2:19 pm - Pennsic XLII Court Report


Having journeyed far, and safely arrived at the Great Pennsic War in the lands of Their Cousins called Aethelmearc, The King and Queen of the East, Gregor and Keina

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Monday, July 15th, 2013
12:40 pm - Victuality, the event! Now with updates! (cross-posted)

Cooks, kitcheners, brewers and vintners are all invited to come camp and cook with Dragonship Haven (and friends) on August 23-25, 2013 at Schreibers Farm in Oxford, CT.

Don't miss out on the "Peer and Populace Challenge" or a change to tempt Baron Adhemar with whatever culinary delights you have created! And you know full well that Pennsic will have ended far too early and you'll want another weekend to camp and cook outdoors!

Updated even announcement here: http://eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2444

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Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
2:30 pm - Unofficial Court Report: K&Q Archery Champions/SRWC

Nature conspired to bring to the population of the East Kingdom a day that would truly begin to prepare
them for the Pennsic War on the very first day of June, Anno Societatis 48, called in the Common
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2:29 pm - Unofficial Court Report: Panteria

The Countess Alethea Eastriding attended to the heraldic needs of Their Majesties at Panteria on the 25th of May in the common era 2013. As she has submitted her report of the events there to me, I can report them now to the people of the known world.Read more...Collapse )

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Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
4:20 pm - Unofficial Court Report for East Kingdom Southern Region Spring War Practice AS48

In a round room, with torrential rains falling beyond its walls, The Mighty King Gregor held His court at East Kingdom Southern Region War Practice. Surrounded by the local populace as well as all those who had traveled a greater distance, He welcomed the new Prince of AEthelmearc, Timothy of Arindale into His Court, and remarked on the excitement and joy surrounding having a former King of the East, and such a dear friend, win the Crown Tournament of AEthelmearc. His Highness AEthelmearc presented His Majesty with a gift and spoke of how nice it was to be welcomed so warmly.
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Thursday, May 9th, 2013
11:50 am - Mongolian Wok: *Not* at Roses this year...

I saw that the event announcement stated such but I wanted to make sure people were not caught unawares. I am taking a year off while I still love doing it and if all goes well am hoping & planning for a triumphant return next year.

Thanks for all the years of coming to visit me & The Wok, and I look forward to seeing you at other events and Roses in 2014!

In Service,

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Monday, May 6th, 2013
9:06 am - Unofficial Court Report for King's and Queen's Champions of Arms AS48


The populace of the East Kingdom gathered together in the Shire of Rusted Woodlands on the 4th of the month of May Anno Societatis 48, called in the Common Era, 2013, to witness the great feats of it’s own warriors as they competed for the honor of being the King’s or Queen’s Champion of Arms. As befits an event which is the first of a fresh new year, the air was filled with the fresh promise of Spring and the sights of many where fixed upon great new potential. The format for the day’s competition was explained, as the scent of fire and meat filled the air from the day board offerings. His Majesty gathered all around to speak of the meaning of that for which they fought this day. Drawing the sword of state from it’s sheath as it was held by his soon to be retired champion, Brennan mac Fearghus, he read the motto etched upon it, Justitia Virtutum Regina recited it’s translation, Justice is Queen of Virtues, and then discussed the deeper meaning and great honor behind the statement.

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
12:25 pm - Unofficial Court Report - Spring Crown Tournament

On a day dawned clear and bright in the Crown Province of Østgarðr, Their Majesties Gregor and Kiena held a grand tournament to secure heirs to Their throne. On this date numbered the 27th of April in the year we mark Anno Societatis 47 called 2013 in the Common Era, the populous gathered to witness the battle between many of the finest fighters the East Kingdom had to offer. Four lists began the day, and then reduced to two and then at last to one and all gathered close to witness the very final bouts of the day. These clashes at long last would belong to Sir Thomas of Ravenhill, fighting for Áine an Neamheaglach, and Earl Kenric aet Essex, fighting for Countess Avelina Keyes. At first it seemed that Earl Kenric would quickly win this day, and then Sir Thomas dug deep and proved himself the winner of the next two bouts. The field once again level between them, the final bout of this day was fought. Both men fought fiercely, their consorts poised upon the edge of the field, until at last, Earl Kenric emerged the victor.

Their Majesties, Countess Avelina and Ryan Brigantia took to the field and with words from King Gregor about Their Majesty’s joy at the outcome of the day, the coronet that would mark Kenric Prince was lain upon His head. It was then that Prince Kenric turned to his wife and inspiration, Avelina, and with words remarking on the brief time they had been married, He placed the Princess’s coronet upon Her head. Turning to Sir Thomas, Gregor then spoke of the bittersweet honor as he named Thomas Admiral of the Armies of our Great Eastern Lands.

A short while later, as a more formal Royal Court began, Their Majesties called Their Viceroyals to join them in court, and thanked them for the work that their populous had put into providing such a wonderful tournament day. Then They called forth the new Prince and Princess of The East. Remarking upon how unseemly it was that Their Heirs should be without land, and that as it was in accordance with established law and custom, They chose to invested them as the Prince and Princess of Their Crown Principality of Tir Mara. Calling forth representatives from Tir Mara, led by Mistress Gwenhwyfar Dinas Emrys, the Seneschal of those lands the investiture began. With rod, rings and mantels it was done, and lastly Their Highnesses where gifted with Paternosters of beads and a single northern star. The daughter of Our new Prince and Princess was not to be forgotten, Aethelthryth Kenricing was bestowed the title of Lady of the Nothern Shores for the time her parents held the Principality and a pin was placed upon her person my Her Majesty Kiena.

As Their Highnesses took to Their thrones, Their Majesties invited their Viceroy and Vicereine to hold their court, temporarily suspending Their own court for the purpose. Once Crown Province business had been concluded, Their Majesties resumed Their court.

Her Majesty called forward the Ladies of the Rose, each to speak of someone who had gained their attention that day and bestow upon him a rose and her own token. First spoke Duchess Katherine Stanhope about Thormunder and Tyco who had brought box lunches from dayboard for the fighters, Ilianna who had carried water to fighters for much of the day, Lady Sabina Luttrell who had worked hard all day as Mistress of the list and Master Ryan McWhyte who had run the crying of the lists all day. Next of the Ladies to speak was Countess Elspeth Keyfe of Neddingham, and she chose to speak of the Chivalric behavior she had witnessed from Sir Marcus Blackheart. Third to speak of the Ladies of the Rose was Duchess Isabella of York. She thanked both Their Majesties and all the fighters who had participated that day for a wonderful tournament, and then she singled out Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius to bestow her favor for the chivalry and courtesy she beheld from him on the field that day. Next to speak was Countess Alethea Eastriding who chose to single out The Honorable Lord Tiberiv Ivlivs Rvfvs for how inspirational she found him that day. Fifth of these fine ladies to speak was our new Princess Avelina. She spoke of a man she had admired for quite some time and bestowed her favor upon Honourable Lord Ávaldr Valbjarnarson. Lastly The Queen Herself spoke, preparing to bestow the honor of the Shield of Chivalry from Her own hand. First she asked His Majesty to speak of the history of the Shield of Chivalry. He spoke of the gift this shield was from the people of Atenveldt to the people of the East, and then His Majesty shared the knowledge that the Kingdom of Atenveldt would honor this long friendship by fighting alongside the East at Pennsic this year, and encouraged His own people not to ever forget their history. Her Majesty Kiena then expressed how clear the joy was to witness in the fighter she would honor this day, Baron Matthew Moraveous Avdenmork. Her final remarks where about how right and proper it was that he was the squire of our own Prince, the previous holder of the Shield of Chivalry.

Then Their Majesties bade the messengers from Trimaris enter Their court. Baron Corwyn Moray and Honorable Lord Johan Craft brought forth a written letter from Their Majesties Trimaris to be seen by Their Majesties East alone. They spoke thanks for the great day they had witnessed, and pledged Trimaris’s support and affirmed that they would stand beside the East at Pennsic, to aid in knocking the enemy down. Their Majesties bestowed upon them tokens of silver in appreciation for their messages and promised them safe passage throughout Their lands.

Tristan Olachlacha was then called before Their Majesties. His Majesty noted how fond He was of 20 year commemorations, and they discussed that this young man had served this Kingdom for 20 of his 23 years, and he was Awarded Arms and promised that a scroll would be forthcoming.

The presence of Ettore Dandolo was then called for, and the efforts of this fine citizen of Østgarðr where discussed, and again Arms where awarded with the presentation of a scroll by Edward MacGyver dos Scorpos.

Summoned next was Geoffrey de Tosni and Her Majesty remarked of the head to toe accuracy in his 11th Century Norman gear and then She mentioned Their Majesties fondness for beer, which Geoffrey acknowledged he dabbles in brewing. For this and more Their Majesties Awarded Arms as well, and presented a scroll by Saerlaith ingen Chennetig.

His Majesty then called for Countess Elspeth to come forward again. He wanted details spoken of the diplomatic mission that she and her husband had so recently been on. She spoke of their travels to AEthelmearc a mere 7 days previous to attend the Coronation of Their Sylvan Majesties. There they had been held hostage, but Countess Elspeth and Master Steffan ap Cenydd where careful to be the best behaved of hostages, and in the process secured the promise from the newly crowned Royals to stand beside the East at Pennsic. His Majesty thanked her for her service and then announced that Atlantia and Ealdormere had declared that they would stand with the East this year at Pennsic War as well.

Next Magdelena Carminante was called before Their Majesties. They noted that she was the chatelaine of Northpass, and had been learning music and embroidery as well as making herself helpful at many events and demos. The Award of Arms was bestowed on her as well this day, with a scroll done by Wulfgar Silverbraid and Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah.

Their Majesties then brought forth Master Feral, who asked of Them how far he should extend Their Kingdom, and His Majesty discussed with him the fact that the War College was in need of leadership now that Duke Lucan was busy hurting people in other ways, and requested that Master Feral take on the position of Dean of our War College. Master Feral accepted and then swore fealty as Their Warlord as well.

Her Majesty last called upon Countess Alethea to come forward again. She began by discussing Their acceptance of her service as Their Court Herald at Panteria, and then mentioned how very busy Alethea always was, having been Queen, assisting with running Royal Courts, having run that day’s Rose Tourney as well as being the deputy to the East Kingdom Chronicler. Her Majesty Kiena then mentioned that there were many members of a particular order who quite simply would not stop talking about all Countess Alethea did, and so They were presenting her with a writ composed by Alys Mackyntoich and lettered by Catarina Giaocchini that would require her answer regarding becoming a member of the Order of the Pelican at Northern Region War Camp.

These are the events as I witnessed them.
Joyously in service to Crown and College,
Baroness Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah
Vox Regis

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
9:55 am - Fundraiser at Black Rose Ball!

If you ever wanted to sweep a queen off her feet or take a spin on the dance floor with a king, your chance is coming at Black Rose Ball in Barony of the Bridge on March 9th. In support of the Royal General Fund, dances with Their Majesties will be up for bid in a silent auction during the teaching portion of the event. Winning bidders may pay by cash or check (only) and pick up a card that will assure them their place on the Queen's or King's dance card.

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
9:27 am - Victuality: The event! (Period cooking for the SCA: Kitcheners, Cooks, Vintners and Brewers)

Dragonship Haven is hosting a period foodie event! Cooks, kitcheners, brewers and vintners are all invited to come camp and cook with us on August 23-25, 2013 at Schreibers Farm in Oxford, CT.

Schreibers Farm is a rustic site. Tent camping only. While there is running water provided the water point is a distance away from the main event area and will have to be brought over, and no electricity will be available. While the camping area is accessible by vehicle, access to the main event area is over a large footbridge; all food and equipment will have to be brought in by hand truck or wagon.

More details to come; look for a complete even announcement soon.

Mistress Vienna, Baroness Ysabella - Event Stewards
Master Jaji - Kitchener

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Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
4:24 pm - Of interest to librarians, historians, and bibliophiles

For those who may not know, my full-time job for the last couple years has been cataloging maps at Yale University. I've reported various cool finds in my daily routine under the heading "Today in the maps department..."

Today's "find" is an announcement that came across the library email list for a series of classes. I know nothing about it as yet since I just got the email, but wanted others to know of this ASAP. Of special interest to me is the first class that will be held next June at Yale: "Medieval & Early Renaissance Bookbinding Structures"


In Service, and maybe I'll see some SCAdians there!

current mood: excited

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Friday, October 5th, 2012
12:44 pm - East Kingdom College of Performers

Bonjour mes amis!

I'm delighted to announce that the redesigned, revitalized East Kingdom College of Performers (formerly known as the EK Bardic College) will be officially launched at the Coronation of Edward and Thyra next week in Concordia of the Snows. The East Kingdom College of Performers is a guild of entertainers of all kinds: musicmakers, poets, storytellers, comedians, mummers, puppeteers, etc., etc., etc. This community is dedicated to supporting the pursuit of the performing arts both as practiced in period and as relevant to SCAdian history and culture, to teaching and coaching, to making connections among performers throughout the kingdom, and to developing opportunities for collaboration, socialization, multidisciplinary projects, performance spaces, inspirational challenges, and anything else we can think of to entertain ourselves and our audiences!

*All* performers, from the newest to the most seasoned, are warmly invited to join the College roster. To sign up, please send me a private message (just for now; the College website is coming very soon!) with your name and home group -- feel free to add your interests and experience level if you'd like. If you're interested in teaching/coaching or have performance venues available, or are looking for either, please mention that too!

-Sabine de Kerbriant, Chatelaine, EKCP

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Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
9:44 am - The East Kingdom Gazette on LJ

As posted by Mistress Catrin:
The East Kingdom Gazette, a new way to share information throughout the East, is up and running today with articles on a Chatelaine's meeting, the upcoming K&Q's Bardic championship event, a Scribal competition, a request for pictures for the EK A&S website and a call to archers. Please let anyone know who might be interested! We also have a Facebook page where people can find updates.
For those who would like to read the Gazette on LiveJournal, I've just created a new feed for it: ekgazette. That's not as pretty as the official website, but should make it easy for those of us who concentrate our news over here.

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Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
11:32 am - A brief commercial announcement: War of the Roses

While I am setting up the Mongolian Wok onsite as I have for many years, this year look for the sign in the userpic (or a facsimile thereof) and someone with a basket of steak & onion pies for sale down by the list fields. They'll be individually wrapped for food safety in the dirty & gritty outdoor environment Roses can be, and brought to the field warm and ready to eat.

Sorry, to get the root beer you'll have to come up to the Wok in person; no carry-outs of that! :-D

current mood: busy

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