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The Board of Directors has requested commentary on revised wording for a new Mission Statement and Core Values Statement. The proposed wording is as follows:

Mission Statement

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international non-profit volunteer educational organization.

SCA is devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, and culture, employing knowledge of history to enrich the lives of participants through events, demonstrations, and other educational presentations and activities.

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SCA Statement of Core Values

In pursuing its mission, the SCA is committed to excellence in its programs and activities and to

act in accordance with the chivalric virtues of honor and service;

value and respect the worth and dignity of all individuals;

practice inclusiveness and respect pluralism and diversity;

promote a safe and respectful environment for all SCA events;

act with transparency, fairness, integrity and honesty;

be a responsible steward of SCA resources; and, be committed to maintaining the trust of its members and participants.

It is the expectation of the SCA that its members and participants, in all events and activities of the SCA, will conduct themselves in accordance with these tenets.

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Comments may also be emailed to comments at lists.sca.org. Please use “Mission/Core" in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to the attention of ‘Attn: Mission/Core’, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789.

Commentary will be accepted until June 1, 2018.


Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

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This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

The Board of Directors is seeking commentary on the following policy proposal regarding hate speech and hate symbols.  

Advice is additionally being sought on whether to place this proposed amendment in (1) Corpora, which governs the SCA as a whole, including all kingdoms and Affiliates, or (2) the Corporate Policies, which govern only the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., not the Affiliates.

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The SCA bars the use of hate speech and hate symbols.  The use of such will be sanctioned. The SCA notes that not all offensive speech is hate speech and recommends that the dispute resolution process be applied in matters of suspected hate speech.

Hate speech is not tolerated in the Society.  Please report any instances of hate speech to your Kingdom Seneschal, the Society Seneschal or the President immediately.  For more information about hate speech and the reporting of same, please refer to the Bullying and Harassment Policy, which can be found in the Seneschal’s Handbook.

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Comments may also be emailed to comments at lists.sca.org. Please use “Hate Ban" in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to the attention of ‘Attn: Mission/Core’, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789.

Commentary will be accepted until June 1, 2018.

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Statement from the Board regarding Hate Speech and Hate Symbols:

­­­­­­­­­­­­The Board recommends that the Kingdoms implementing a ban on individual symbols, such as the swastika, discuss this with the Kingdom populace to ensure such action best serves everyone.


Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

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This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Good News March 2018

Words from our local seneschals

Aarquelle – Seneschal: Generica McKenna
Aarquelle is approaching it's first birthday (come to the party on April 28!) and we're looking at how well our processes have worked. 
Upcoming Events:
- April 28: Aarquelle Defender
- Sept 28: Rapier Camp
- Oct 13: A&S Demo
- Nov 24: Harvest Fest

al-Barran – Seneschal: Melodia Shaw
March had us running Crown tourney which went pretty well. We had a lot more people (272!) than expected show up causing us to run out of food for lunch. We are also planning for our upcoming events, GOT being the largest.
There is a change over of Seneschal for Blaiddwyn.  Mistress Sabiha will be assuming the role of seneschal for the college.
Upcoming Events:
- April 28: Albuquerque Renn Faire
- May 24-28: Grand Outlandish
- July 20-22: Nock on Wood

Blackwater Keep – Seneschal: Devon
We continue to hold our monthly group meeting and we have started to hold A&S meetings again. We are planning what activities we will participate in this year.

Bryngalou Seneschal: Kveldulfr Valbrandsson
Upcoming Events:
- May 12: May Day

Caer Galen – Seneschal: Rowena Colebrook
Upcoming Events:
- June 30: A day in the park (defender)

Caerthe – Seneschal: Gauvain Eisenbein
Upcoming Events:
- May 5-6: Coronation

Citadel of the Southern Pass - Seneschal: Aoife Ruadh inghean Ragnaill
March saw normal Citadel activities (archery, A&S, fighting, choir, clothiers guild and cooks guild), but with a marked focus on preparing for May Day and Hastilude, as both have assigned autocrats. Weekly baronial activities remain well-attended and steady. 
To our outgoing Chatelain, Lord Esteban de Leon. We wish him fair winds and following seas as he leaves for the Navy. Lady Angelica will take the helm in this critical position.
The Barony is preparing for a smooth transition of Archery Captain, with Lord James finalizing turnover to Lady Jessica, current Archery Champion. On a related Archery note, the Barony recently demo’d at the City’s Poppies Fest 2018 and brought the SCA to over 4,000 El Paso residents.
Upcoming Events:
- Aug 24 – 26: Hastilude

Draca Mor - Seneschal: Sæunn Hrafndóttir
Upcoming Events:
- April 22-23: Demo at the Grand Junction Renaissance Faire
- Aug 23: STAG –Summer Tournament & Games

Dragonsspine - Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall
Dragonsspine is well! Everyone is looking forward to the warmer weather and outdoor events.
Upcoming Events:
- May 20: May Day
- June 8-10: Baronial Champions
- July 14: Pas d' Armes
- Aug 17: Archery Collegium
- Sep. 16: A Plesaunt Hunt
- Oct. 27: Dragonsspine A&S
- Nov. 3: Holiday Bazaar

Drygestan - Seneschal: Christine Bishop

Drygestan was quite active this month. Our fighter practices were well attended, and we had some great A&S classes. We have begun planning our Renaissance Festival Demo and are looking forward to helping will al-Barran’s Renissance Festival.
Fighter Practice is going great. Thorgrim is doing a great job as our new Knight Marshall.
I have asked the Populace to consider contacting an officer for an office that they would be interested in to find out what the job entails. I further urged them to step up as a deputy if they would like to to build a depth in our Officer Corps. I further urged Officers to read their Kingdom and Society manuals and create a local summary or book for others to use.

Fontaine dans Sable - Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas
March was quiet in Fontaine. Weekly Medieval Muster continued. Members traveled to Crown Tournament and Siege of the City for fantastic events.
To make Populace Meeting more accessible to the people of the barony, we are moving it back to Wednesdays. It will be held the first Wednesday of May. However, no consistent site has been secured. The site for May Populace is Lord Bogdan’s home from 6-8. It is potluck, with Officer’s Meeting at 6:30 and Populace at 7:00.
Medieval Muster continues to be on Tuesdays for the time being. We will continue to meet at Sunrise Church’s multi-purpose room from 6-8pm. 
Fontaine’s new website is up and running. Lady Wyolet is amazing. She is almost finished moving information from the old site to the new one. The new site is fontaine.outlands.org
Upcoming Events:
- August 31 through September 3: Warders of the Western Gate

Hawk’s Hollow - Seneschal: Eric Morrison of Thistlekeep
Everything is going smoothly. Still trying to increase interest in the group.
Our Chatelaine ran Caerthe's Newcomers event in March. A well attended event with a very interested group of first time attendees. Classes were held in a lecture style with time between for talking. Herald consultation saw two members from Caer Galen getting name and device forms ready to turn into the local herald.
We are getting ready for our demos at the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Festival in Estes Park in Sept and Northglenn Pirate Festival.
Upcoming Events:
- August 4: St. Sebastians’s

Nahrun Kabirun - Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana
Meetings still running smoothly, Always busy. All still going as planned.
Upcoming Events:
- March 23-25: Siege of the City
- June 22-24: Clann Wars

Plattefordham - Seneschal: Zvir L'vov syn Gorin
Group is doing good. Our feast o crat class went well. Working on Northern Realms War and Dragons. Fighter practice in Glenrock is doing quite well looking to move outside of the summer and pick up some more classes in Casper.
Upcoming Events:
- July 20-22: Northern Realms war

Rio de las Animas - Seneschal: Geua filia Guy
Upcoming Events:
- May 13 will be the Baron's tourney and mom's tea.
- June will be make tunics, tabards, and hoods.

Unser Hafen - Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson
Unser Hafen is doing well. We are up 6 paid members over the last 12 months. We will have a revel in the park in May with food and friends.
Upcoming Events:
- April 21: Brewer’s Feast

Windkeep - Seneschal: Ursula Sturlasdatter
We are looking to get back to having fun and growing. Fighter Practice Moves back to the park April 5th. Next A&S - Dance Revel - May 12th
Potential Demos: Celtic Festival June 9th, Christmas Parade,

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Submitted by Gunwaldt
Deputy Kingdom Seneschal

From the Desk of Lady Saerlaith inghean Robeaird:

Unto the grand populace of the Outlands do I send greetings! Our generous Crown has chosen many deserving individuals to be given peerages.

Those individuals that have been offered thus far will be giving their answers to our loving and benevolent King and Queen at the following events:

 

THL Harduin of Heristal - Order of the Laurel, Siege of the City in Nahrun Kabirun: Mar 23, 2018


His Excellency Marc Antoine de la Rue - Order of the Chivalry, A Sworded Affair in al-Barran: Apr 7, 2018


THL Zafirah al-`Aliyyah - Order of the Pelican, Kingdom A&S in Caerthe: Apr 14, 2018


His Excellency Gianni Sangermano - Order of Defense, Coronation in Caerthe: May 5, 2018

 

Good News February 2018

Words from our local seneschals

Aarquelle – Seneschal: Generica McKenna
A&S and fighter practice are both well attended. We've picked up a couple of new blue card holders from these.
Upcoming Events:
- April 219: Spring Defender
- Sept 28: Rapier Camp
- Oct 13: A&S Demo

al-Barran – Seneschal: Melodia Shaw
Our Feb meeting was held earlier in the month because of Estrella. But many people still attended and we are gearing up for our usually busy spring.
War was great for al-Barran. We had more people then anticipated show up and Volunteer hours were amazing. Guido court and green chili stew gathered the barony together as always.
Upcoming Events:
- April 7: Sworded Affaire
- April 28: Albuquerque Renn Faire
- May 24-28: Grand Outlandish

Bryngalou Seneschal: Kveldulfr Valbrandsson
Our last event, Feast of St. Bridget's Day, went very well. We had a great day of revel, games, and eating excellent food.
A&S is meeting twice a month to make garb and work on wonderful crafts.
We have an average of 5 fighters meeting once a week to practice heavy fighting,no injuries.
We have a new name and device approved recently and a badge has just moved to kingdom level for approval.
Upcoming Events:
- May 12: May Day

Caer Galen – Seneschal: Rowena Colebrook
TriBaronial went very well with many unique entries. We had over 130 people through gate. I made announcements to the populace about Doxxing, BOD changes to the SCA Mission Statement, and the SCA official release on hate speech.
Upcoming Events:
- June 30: A day in the park (defender)

Caerthe – Seneschal: Gauvain Eisenbein
Upcoming Events:
- May 5-6: Coronation

Citadel of the Southern Pass - Seneschal: Aoife Ruadh inghean Ragnaill
February saw normal Citadel activities (archery, A&S, fighting, choir, clothiers guild and cooks guild), but with a marked focus on preparing both seasoned players and newcomers for Estrella War. The barony had a large contingent attend and reports from barony members who attended are positive and a great time was had by all. The increase in attendees at weekly baronial activities is steady. In this reporting period, we have seen at least 7+ regular new faces. The excitement from the newcomers is palpable and the Baron/Baroness are ensuring that all newcomers have opportunities to do try any aspect of the SCA they feel drawn to.
Upcoming Events:
- Aug 24 – 26: Hastilude

Draca Mor - Seneschal: Sæunn Hrafndóttir
THL Egill Thorson won the Woodworking and Shire Award in the 2018 Tri-Baronial A&S Competition.
Members have stayed busy with personal A&S projects over the winter months. Planning for STAG (Summer Tournament and Games) continues and a date has been set for August 25, 2018. This will be a Prize Tournament and will be held in Glenwood Springs.
We continue to get ready for the yearly Demo at The Grand Junction Renaissance Faire, April 21 and 22, 2018.
Upcoming Events:
- April 22-23: Demo at the Grand Junction Renaissance Faire
- Aug 23: STAG –Summer Tournament & Games

Dragonsspine - Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall
Upcoming Events:
- May 20: May Day
- June 8-10: Baronial Champions
- July 14: Thynaire d' Armes
- Aug 17: Archery Collegium
- Sep. 16: A Plesaunt Hunt

Drygestan - Seneschal: Christine Bishop
Drygestan went to War this year. While we didn't camp as a group, Drygestani we're on the heavy and rapier field, working security, and shopping. This month we look forward to attending Crown tourney and have some great classes scheduled at the South Side Library. We have had success in getting an Autocrat for the Renaissance Festival.

Fontaine dans Sable - Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas
February was quiet in Fontaine. Many members of the barony travelled to Atenveldt for Estrella, and, aside from the cold nights, much fun was had.
The new Fontaine website is in the works. The page is created using the kingdom hosting. Migration of information should be complete by mid-April.
Upcoming Events:
- August 31 through September 3: Warders of the Western Gate

Hawk’s Hollow - Seneschal: Eric Morrison of Thistlekeep
Group is going fine. We have a busy summer planned ahead. We are doing heraldic consultation in conjunction with the commentary meeting, there were two members at the last meeting who are working on submissions.  We are getting ready for our demos at the Longs Peak Scottish Irish Festival in Estes Park in Sept and Northglenn Pirate Festival.
Upcoming Events:
- August 4: St. Sebastians’s

Nahrun Kabirun - Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana
Group still going strong, A&S and Populace meetings still well attended.
Upcoming Events:
- March 23-25: Siege of the City
- June 22-24: Clann Wars

Plattefordham - Seneschal: Zvir L'vov syn Gorin
Group is doing well. The practice in Glenrock is going well, we are moving forward with NRW, and have a feast-o-crate class this weekend.
Lord Thomas Marston has just become the far north DAG for the Outlands, and his lady Syla Marston has just accomplished her Archery martial training.
Upcoming Events:
- July 20-22: Northern Realms war

Rio de las Animas - Seneschal: Geua filia Guy
Our small but growing group in the Southwest corner of Colorado have had good active meetings with short business and then activities to start our year. We are repairing equipment this year. We had a good finance committee meeting and have a good working budget. We also passed a rental agreement for loaner gear that is used without the marshal being at the event
Our monthly meeting was well attended (16) and we were able to say hello to 2 members who play celtic music on Sundays by going to the pub where they play. We set our schedule for 3 months out.
Upcoming Events:
- April 8 will be an archery day at a new location
- May 13 will be the Baron's tourney and mom's tea.
- June will be make tunics, tabards, and hoods.

Saint Golias Seneschal: Niccolo
On the 3rd, we hosted Southern War Practice, which was very well attended. We also had 10 students attend Estrella, 6 rapier fighters, 3 heavy fighters, and one for A&S.

Unser Hafen - Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson
Unser Hafen sent a small of handful of warriors down to Estrella.
We are seeing an influx of new students due to a flier posted around CSU. The flier has been successful in attracting new people to fighter practice.
We started Dance Practice again and held it twice in February, both had about 14 people in attendance! We will host it again in March.
Upcoming Events:
- April 21: Brewer’s Feast

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Submitted by Gunwaldt
Deputy Kingdom Seneschal

Duke Bela Kos VS Duke Walrick De Blakeney

 

VICTORY: Duke Bela Kos

Spring Tournament Final Round Live Video Feed
 

Duke Bela vs Jarl Kolgrimr: Victor Duke Bela
Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson has been eliminated

Duke Walrick vs Sir Titus for the bye: Victor Duke Walrick


Spring 2018 Crown Tourament: FINAL ROUND

 

 


Duke Bela Kos VS Duke Walrick De Blakeney

Spring Tournament Round 6-7 Live Video Feed
 
Round 7 will proceed thusly:

Duke Bela vs Jarl Kolgrimr
Duke Walrick has the bye

Duke Bela vs Sir Griffith: Victor Duke Bela
Sir Griffith Atte Dernedyngle has been eliminated

Count Robert vs Jarl Kolgrimr: Victor Jarl Kolgrimr
Count Robert Magnus has been eliminated

Duke Walrick vs Sir Decimus: Victor Duke Walrick
Sir Decimus Modius Varro has been eliminated

Round 6 will proceed thusly:

Duke Bela vs Sir Griffith
Count Robert vs Jarl Kolgrimr
Duke Walrick vs Sir Decimus

Jarl Kolgrimr vs Sir Griffith: Victor Jarl Kolgrimr

Duke Bela vs Count Robert: Victor Count Robert

Duke Walrick vs Sir Simon: Victor Duke Walrick
Sir Simon Montgumery has been eliminated

Sir Decimus vs Sir Titus for the bye: Victor Sir Titus

 

Spring Tournament Round 5 Live Video Feed
 

Round 5 will proceed thusly:

Jarl Kolgrimr vs Sir Griffith
Duke Bela vs Count Robert
Duke Walrick vs Sir Simon
Sir Decimus has the bye

Duke Bela vs Sir Decimus: Victor Duke Bela

Duke Walrick vs Jarl Kolgrimr: Victor Duke Walrick

Sir Roger vs Sir Simon: Victor Sir Simon
Sir Roger Warwick has been eliminated

Count Giovanni vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Griffith
Count Giovanni Di Sienna has been eliminated

Count Robert vs Sir Titus for the bye: Victor Count Robert

Spring Tournament Round 4 Live Video Feed

 

Duke Bela vs Sir Decimus
Duke Walrick vs Jarl Kolgrimr
Sir Roger vs Sir Simon 
Count Giovanni vs Sir Griffith

Count Robert has the bye

 

Count Giovanni vs THL Marc Antoine: Victor Count Giovanni
THL Marc Antoine De La Rue has been eliminated

Sir Decimus vs Lord Killian: Victor Sir Decimus
Lord Killian Von Rammstein has been eliminated

Duke Walrick vs Jarla Thora: Victor Duke Walrick
Jarla Thora Heri has been eliminated

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Simon: Victor Sir Simon
Sir Simon Montgumery has been eliminated

Jarl Kolgrimr vs Sir Roger: Victor Jarl Kolgrimr

Duke Bela vs Master Hawk: Victor Duke Bela
Master Hawk Rill Hunnybun has been eliminated

Count Robert vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Griffith

Spring Tournament Round 3 Live Video Feed

 

Round 3 will proceed thusly:

Count Giovanni vs THL Marc Antoine
Sir Decimus vs Lord Killian
Duke Walrick vs Jarla Thora
Sir Bardolf vs Sir Simon
Jarl Kolgrimr vs Sir Roger
Duke Bela vs Master Hawk
Count Robert vs Sir Griffith

Count Giovanni vs Sir Simon: Victor Count Giovanni

Sir Rowland vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Griffith
Sir Rowland De Grey Lincolnshire has been eliminated

THL Marc Antoine vs Lord Albinus: Victor THL Marc Antoine
Lord Tiberius Aurelius Albinus has been eliminated

Count Robert vs Sir Bardolf: Victor Count Robert

Master Hawk vs Sir Adrien: Victor Master Hawk
Sir Adrien De Calais has been eliminated

Duke Bela vs Duke Walrick: Victor Duke Bela

Lord Killian vs Lord Ronan: Victor Lord Killian
Lord Ronan Na F-Fiacal Mac Conaill has been eliminated

Jarla Thora vs Sir Decimus: Victor Sir Decimus

Count Thorbrandr vs Jarl Kolgrimr: Victor Jarl Kolgrimr
Count Thorbrandr Olafsson has been eliminated

Sir Roger vs Sir Titus for the bye: Victor Sir Titus

 

Spring Tournament Round 2 Live Video Feed

 

Round 2 will proceed thusly:

Count Giovanni vs Sir Simon: Victor Count Robert
Sir Rowland vs Sir Griffith: Victor Duke Walrick
THL Marc Antoine vs Lord Tiberius: Victor Duke Bela
Count Robert vs Sir Bardolf: Victor Jarl Kolgrimr
Master Hawk vs Sir Adrien: Victor Sir Bardolf
Duke Bela vs Duke Walrick: Victor Sir Decimus
Lord Killian vs Lord Ronan: Victor Sir Simon
Jarla Thora vs Sir Decimus: Victor Sir Griffith
Count Thorbrandr vs Jarl Kolgrimr: Victor Sir Roger
Sir Roger has the bye

 

Lord Tiberius vs Count Robert: Victor Count Robert
Lord Ronan vs Duke Walrick: Victor Duke Walrick
Lord Killian vs Duke Bela: Victor Duke Bela
THL Marc Antoine vs Jarl Kolgrimr: Victor Jarl Kolgrimr
Sir Adrien vs Sir Bardolf: Victor Sir Bardolf
Sir Decimus vs Count Giovanni: Victor Sir Decimus
Sir Simon vs Sir Rowland: Victor Sir Simon
Sir Griffith vs Count Thorbrandr: Victor Sir Griffith
Master Hawk vs Sir Roger: Victor Sir Roger
Jarla Thora vs Sir Titus for the bye: Victor Sir Titus

Today’s format is a double elimination, best two out of three, fighters own choice of weapon. Double kills will be refought, and all wins will be taken into the final round.

Round 1 will proceed thusly:

Lord Tiberius vs Count Robert
Lord Ronan vs Duke Walrick
Lord Killian vs Duke Bela
THL Marc Antoine vs Jarl Kolgrimr
Sir Adrien vs Sir Bardolf
Sir Decimus vs Count Giovanni
Sir Simon vs Sir Rowland
Sir Griffith vs Count Thorbrandr
Master Hawk vs Sir Roger
Jarla Thora has the bye (Sir Titus is the bye fighter)

Watch Spring Crown Tournament 2018 LIVE

Good Morning Outlands!

We are here live in Al-Barran reporting todays Crown Tournament. It is a beautiful and sunny day today, and the fields are prepared for a glorious tournament.

Here are the entrants for today:

Duke Bela Kos Fights For Duchess Anna De Apperleye
Duke Walrick De Blakeney Fights For Duchess Cecilia Mowebray
Count Thorbrandr Olafsson and Jarla Thora Heri fight for each other
Count Giovanni Di Sienna Fights For Countess Gilliana Leigh Gallwey
Count Robert Magnus Fights For Countess Magge Magnus
Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson Fights For Countess Danielle De La Rochelle
Sir Roger Warwick Fights For Mistress Constance Warwick of Wyndermere
Sir Bardolf Gundwaldtsson Fights For Mistress Sabiha Al-Zarqa Al-Karakiyya
Sir Rowland De Grey Lincolnshire Fights For Mistress Ymanya Murray
Master Hawk Rill Hunnybun Fights For Mistress Nerissa Della Badessa
Sir Griffith Atte Dernedyngle Fights For Lady Marija Zuzoric
Sir Simon Montgumery Fights For Mistress Margaret Hepburn of Ardrossan
Sir Decimus Modius Varro Fights For Mistress Maimuna Al-Bukhariyya
Sir Adrien De Calais Fights For Sir Aladdair MacDubhghaill
THL Marc Antoine De La Rue Fights For Mistress Bianca De Vittoria
Lord Killian Von Rammstein Fights For Duchess Aziza Al-Kashani
Lord Ronan Na F-Fiacal Mac Conaill Fights For Lady Illaria Joye
Lord Tiberius Aurelius Albinus Fights For Lady Solveig Hakonsdottir

Unto the populace of the Outlands and the Known World from Jaxarticus and Anna, Rex and Regina Outlandium, Greetings.

We present to you the combatants and their consorts for this Outlands spring Crown Tournament A.S. LII being 2018 Gregorian.

We look forward to the acts of honor and chivalry as well as the gentle grace of inspiration we will witness in our Barony of al-Barran this Saturday, March 10th. We wish a great day to all!


Event Web Site: http://www.al-barran.outlands.org/events/crown/2018/http://www.al-barran.outlands.org/events/crown/2018/

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Good luck to all the entrants!

Long Live the Outlands!

 

Good News January 2018

Words from our local seneschals

Aarquelle – Seneschal: Generica McKenna
We've filled our open offices and those officers are finalizing their deputies. We had a great V3 event and we're looking forward to our first Birthday Party. Regularly 20 to 40 people at fighter practice and A&S

This year, we're still looking forward to Spring Defender, Battlemoor, Rapier Camp, a music demo, a fall event and Yoolis.
Upcoming Events:
- April 28: Spring Defender

al-Barran – Seneschal: Melodia Shaw
Jan we started having our meetings at the new site, which worked very well. More seating, the fighting was closer and just a nicer place. Not to mention cheaper. We also had use of the gym for our Rapier fighters which was nice.
We have been helping newcomers get ready for their first Estrella War. We have 10 or so that will be their first time.
Upcoming Events:
- March 10-11: Crown Tournament
- April 7: Sworded Affaire
- April 28: Albuquerque Renn Faire
- May 274-28: Grand Outlandish

Caer Galen – Seneschal: Rowena Colebrook

Caer Galen Midwinter was well attended. We bought a baronial trailer.
Upcoming Events:
- February 3: Tri-Baronial

Caerthe – Seneschal: Gauvain Eisenbein
Upcoming Events:
- May 5-6: Coronation

Citadel of the Southern Pass - Seneschal: Aoife Ruadh inghean RagnaillWe had two newcomers at the local rapier practice. They showed great interest in the activity, and the practice was an overall success with even the baron and his son showing up.

Draca Mor - Seneschal: Sæunn Hrafndóttir
The Shire has had a very quiet month. Members have continued with personal A&S projects. Our focus for the new year will be continued planning for STAG and the yearly Demo at The Grand Junction Renaissance Faire, April 21 and 22, 2018.
Upcoming Events:
- April 22-23: Demo at the Grand Junction Renaissance Faire
- summer: STAG

Dragonsspine - Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall
The Barony is doing well, our numbers are up at fighter practice and we are making good use of the site.
Upcoming Events:
- June 8-10: Baronial Champions
- July 14: Thynaire d' Armes
- Sep. 16: A Plesaunt Hunt

Drygestan - Seneschal: Christine Bishop
Things are picking back up after the holidays. We are having regular A&S classes. Populace meeting was well attended, and we at having regular Fighter Practices. This month Sir Rowland came and gave a class on melees in preparation or Estrella. As a group, we are busy preparing for Estrella.
We have scheduled the library for our regular A&S Classes and scheduled a social media class.

Fontaine dans Sable - Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas
Fontaine hosted a 12th Night Feast and WAR practice in January. The event was well attended. WAR practice was accompanied by WAR drummers, and the new Captain of the Silver Tynes was chosen. Their Majesties' court was well attended and full of justly-deserved awards, and feast was delightful.
The church where Fontaine holds weekly Muster had a change of schedule. After meeting with the Populace, we have chosen to continue using the location, but move our weekly fighter practice and activities to Tuesday.
Upcoming Events:
- August 31 through September 3: Warders of the Western Gate

 

Hawk’s Hollow - Seneschal: Eric Morrison of Thistlekeep
All offices reporting. Exchequer Domesday report has been sent. COA domesday has been sent. A&S officer is offering a sewing machine as a newcomer introduction raffle. THL Yuki and Master Jibra'l are looking into 12th night bid for 2019. Chatelaine is running Caerthan Newcomer's in March. I am offering Heraldry consultation meetings again monthly concurrent with the Rampart meeting.
Upcoming Events:
- August 4 (need to get this on the kingdom calendar): St. Sebastians’s

Nahrun Kabirun - Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana
A&S weekly still very popular, Large gathering for populace. War planning and camping discussions
Upcoming Events:
- March 23-25: Siege of the City
- June 22-24: Clann Wars

Plattefordham - Seneschal: Zvir L'vov syn Gorin
Group is doing well. We just had a very small but successful Candlemas. We raised funds from a dessert auction for the kingdom travel fund. Started new fighter practice schedule and location with the new year.
We are in talks with the up and coming new Baron of Bronzehelm to get some kitch tastefully going at their becoming a barony ceremony next month to get more involvement in the nest years Northern Realm War.
Upcoming Events:
- July 20-22: Northern Realms war

Unser Hafen - Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson
Unser Hafen remains active with planning for Brewers Feast in the spring.
Upcoming Events:
- April 21: Brewer’s Feast

Windkeep - Seneschal: Ursula Sturlasdatter
All is going fine. The majority of the Shire is prepping for War!

Had a good garb making day at the Library with lots of interest from the public. Hope to do another A&S day at the Library in March. We are looking forward to Tri-Baronial A&S in 2019.

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Submitted by Gunwaldt
Deputy Kingdom Seneschal

Greetings unto the Populace of the Outlands and the Barony of Caerthe,

We write to you today to announce our choice for the Baron and Baroness of Caerthe.

It was a very difficult decision with all 3 of the possible couples being a viable and healthy option to lead Our premier Barony. We thank everyone who ran and put themselves in front of the spotlight. This is not an easy thing, however there can be only one.

We believe a Baron and Baroness should have a plan for where they hope to take the Barony in the coming years. They should have a passion and charisma for the SCA and for the people of the Barony in with they hope to lead. They should be approachable, welcoming, and willing to ask the advice of others. They should strive to serve and not be served. We work with our officers as a Crown or as a Coronet in a team to better the Outlands, the Society, and the Dream. We hold our respect for nobility and royalty high. As the officers do much of the day to day responsibilities the nobility does much of the recruitment, stability, and problem solving.

With a very close baronial polling it is our choice to name Lord Domenico Forestani and Lady Maria Castelana the heirs to the Coronet of Caerthe. We know that their joy of the SCA, new perspective, and love of the Outlands will help them along their path. We ask all of the people of Caerthe to embrace your incoming Baron and Baroness and support them in any way you can. We are stronger when we work together.

We hold high the continued ideals of the society and to furthering the joy the dream can bring to so many. We look forward to Our Kingdom A&S and the transition of the Barony of Caerthe.

Your King and Queen,
Jaxarticus and Anna, Rex and Regina Outlandium

Greetings, good Gentles! Our gracious Queen wishes it known throughout the land that in Their Majesties’ good Barony of Fontaine Dans Sable a War Practice and a feast took place this Saturday past, on the 20th day of January, AS 52, being 2108 in the common reckoning of years. During this day Their Majesties saw fit to hold Court, and important business of the Kingdom of the Outlands was thus conducted. The following is a report of that business. The Queen, in Her Grace and Poise and Beauty, was and is quite perfect. Any mistakes in the following words are the sole fault of the Herald, and none of Hers.

It was a pleasant day. Cool, perhaps even cold at times, but quite perfect for fighting. I did not think to count the combatants, but I suspect there was somewhere between twenty and thirty fighters on the heavy field. We were there to train for War, as commanded by our King, yes. And perhaps there to increase our individual prowess in the Knightly contest of Arms, that as well. But mostly we just had a wonderful time jumping about and bashing each other with sticks. After the melees, many of the unbelted fighters called out to the Knights, entreating them to meet them upon the field in single combat that they may test themselves against the Chivalry. Many of the Chivalry answered this call. All in all, it was a lovely morning.

At some point in the day the Fencers held a tournament to determine the next Captain of the Silver Tynes. Lord Septimus Marius Belisarius stood victorious on the field, and through his own prowess claimed that singular honor for his own.

During the day there was a delicious donation lunch, games, and other entertainments in the feast hall, and the Barony held a silent auction with many lovely items available to be bid upon.

During the afternoon Their Majesties met in circle with the Right Noble Order of the Pelican, and afterwards spent some time with certain Kingdom officers event stewards to discuss the upcoming event of Battlemoor. In the late afternoon Their Majesties held Court and conducted that business which was needful to the Kingdom.

Their Majesties announced that the event of Battlemoor would be held at the original site, albeit at a different date. They invited all present to join them at one of the premier events of the Kingdom of the Outlands, held the 4th through the 8th of July.

Lady Sawyer of Fontaine asked for and was granted admittance into the Comite and was thus made an attendant of Their Majesties.

Lady Adriana Lopes de Rodas was recognized for her excellent skills in the realm of Arts and Sciences with admittance into the Order of the Argent Hart.

Mistress Elizabeth Anne Grene, for her excellence in the skill of archery, was awarded with a Golden Pheon.

Lady Melangell Dwn and Lord Joshua Dennesson, for their steadfast service to Crown, Barony, and Kingdom, were made Companions of the Stag’s Heart.

Lady Illaria Joye was made a Companion of the order of the Silver Stirrup, for her excellent knowledge and skills in the Equestrian Arts.

Don Septimus Marius Belisarius, for his Gallantry and skill upon the Rapier field, was made a White Scarf of the Outlands. And thus the Court of Their Majesties, as well as that of Their Excellencies of Fontaine was closed, and all were invited to attend the feast afterwards.

On a personal note…I have two memories of this event which I will take with me. Well, perhaps more than two, but only two that I’m going to talk about here. The first is of a certain young lady who received an award from Their Majesties. As she walked back to her seat, looking at the beautiful scroll in her hands she stopped and turned back to the Crown, and asked if the scribe that had created her scroll was in attendance. And on finding that Mistress Monika was in fact present, the Young Lady strode to her and bent down and gave her a very real, very sincere hug. It was not a thing of the mind. It was not a thing of words. It was a thing of the heart, and it was nice to see.

In the same vein, there was a young man at this event who received an award from Their Majesties. After receiving the award he returned to his seat in the front row and while most of the populace lost sight of him at this time, I could see him. I saw him, as Court continued, sitting there holding that scroll in his lap, looking at it. Looking at it in a kind of wondering and amazed disbelief. The words and business of the continuing Court rolled over him, and he paid them no mind. He was caught in the glow of the words on the scroll, the glow of the words that were spoken to him by the Crown of the Outlands. I strongly suspect that when this young man is old and gray, when his strength has gone from him, and his eyes dim, the glow of the moment, that event, that scroll will still be there.

Scrolls, you see, can be a kind of magic.

And so I would like to take just a moment and talk about Scribes. You don’t generally see scribes. Oh, in many cases they’re out there, sitting quietly somewhere in the crowd, but it’s not like they wear big “I’m a Scribe” signs or some kind of special Scribal hat (not sure what that would even look like). These are the people that make the fantastic works of art that people are given when they get awards. While it’s always nice to get an award, it’s easy to sometimes forget that that scroll is the painstaking work of someone who has spent years, perhaps decades, learning their art and then spending hours sitting at a table using all that accumulated knowledge and skill to create a work of art that is for you, and you alone.

You have to admit…one of the really cool things about the Kingdom of the Outlands are the scrolls, each one hand-made. This is not the case in all other Kingdoms.

Our Scribes are, I believe, extremely thoughtful when it comes to the poor, forgetful, sleep-deprived Court Herald reading the scroll. As a Court Herald, and someone that has been a Court Herald many times for many Crowns, I can tell you from personal experience how nice it is to get a scroll delivered at an event with all the pertinent scroll text on the back, ready to be read, with the proper dates and names already added. Trust me when I say that teeny-tiny Mongolian words written in a really cool yet completely mysterious and strangely written font are sometimes hard to decipher on the fly. Don’t even get me started on Welsh. You may also not believe it when I say that it is possible to completely forget the date when reading a scroll…or even, in the moment, draw a sudden and embarrassing blank on the names of the King and/or Queen sitting or standing two feet away from you. But I have that super-power. Sure. We’ll call it a super-power because “super-power” sounds better than “air-head”.

Anyway, I am thankful for the Scribes of the Outlands

Greeting unto the Glorious Outlands! Please pray attend the Court report for Dragonspine Candlemas.


Dragonsspine Candlemas was a wonderful time. Thank you to the Event Stewards, their staff, and the wonderful gentles who joined us for this great event.


Sir Rowland de Grey of Lincolnshire was a fantastic herald for the weekend. We began morning court with well wishes and great anticipation of the day. Countess Richenda de la Selva made an announcement about Kingdom A&S and was thanked by His Majesty for her largess gift of felted balls (great gifts for Our younger members). Many laughs were had by all and court was recessed to enjoy the day. Throughout the day we enjoyed good company and loved watching the Tournaments. We even had some doe and stag support that hung out across the road for most of the day.The evening was full of joy and much deserved praise. Master Hawk Rill Hunnybun showed exceptional honor, chivalry, and prowess during Crown Tournament therefore We made him Our Shield of Chivalry. Rose of Castle Rising was called before Us. She is a great youth of Our Kingdom who helps in many ways and We bestowed upon her a Promise of the Outlands. A fine autocrat and wonderful Officer who has helped his Barony grow we created Antoine Francesco as a companion of the Stag’s Heart. Sir Lothar vom Bergenwald was summoned from his duties in the Kitchen where he had spent most of the day. As Sir Lothar’s service to this Kingdom has been long, steadfast, and varied We found him worthy to join his peers of the Order of the Pelican. We asked for his answer right then and made him a Pelican on the spot. Court was handed over to Their Excellencies and we heard many good things about members of the Barony of Dragosspine. A most befuddled Silent Herald was called into Baronial court but before Their Excellencies could begin We jumped in and awarded Niall Keating his AoA as he is a great asset to Our society and Our Kingdom. When court was handed back to Us we told His Excellency Don Gianni de San Germano we had further words for him and asked he come before us. Many words did we speak of Don Gianni’s skill, grace, honor, courtesy, and more. The Order of Defense was called to join him as he was offered admittance into their Order. His wonderful wife most gracefully raced to his side as fast as any I have seen. We asked Don Gianni to take Council of his peers and sit vigil giving us his answer at a later date. Another fine young gentle was called, Buggius dei Medici, for his great zeal, prowess, and dedication to The Rapier field he was awarded the Brendan Swatko for youth martial achievement. We look forward to watching Buggius on the field for many years to come. The time had arrived for His Majesties inspiring war speech. With Lightning and Thunderhead in hand the spirit of Jaxarticus spread across the room. All were called forth to WAR and all were inspired to take up arms, bow, needle, or quill to represent and support the Outlands this coming Estrella. With the weapons of Our Kingdom still in hand His Majesty sternly called for the Kingdom Seneschal THL Zafirah al-`Aliyyah. His Majesties words spoke of Her Ladyships long service to this Kingdom and how even when confronted with difficulties she has stayed true to the ideals of the SCA. The order of the Pelican was asked to join her as We offered her admittance into their Order. We asked she sit vigil and give us her answer at a future date. Thus ended evening court.


Feast was fantastic. The cheese was incredible. Really I could have just ate cheese. But there was so much more! The Event Steward gave some closing announcements and we tanked them, their staff, and the cooks for a wonderful day and scrumptious feast.


WAR practice was a great success and well attended on both fields. We had a few pieces of unfinished business We were able to take care of that afternoon. Utrid was called forward and Awarded Arms, he is a great gentle to have in the SCA and our Kingdom. Lady Adelaisa Bernois was given a Stag for her continued service. We know Her Ladyship will continue to shine in Our lands. Ciaran MacMartin was called forward and tales were told of his prowess and dedication and he was created a Stag’s Blood of the Outlands. Such were the court happenings of the weekend.


We had such a wonderful time in Dragonsspine and We look forward to Estrella!!!


HRM Anna

Greetings, good Gentles! I bring you tidings of the business of the Crown of the Outlands, as conducted during the evening Court held in Their Majesties’ Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass on the 6th day of January, A.S. 52, being 2018 in the mundane reckoning of years.

The beginning of the Court saw the Knighting of THL Patroclus who, at the beginning of the ceremony, was drawn into Their Majesties’ Court in a full-sized Chariot. Sir Titus, Sir Decimus, and Sir Stavros all spoke to the Roman virtues evidenced by The Honorable Lord Patroclus. After other worthy reports were given and oaths were sworn, His Majesty saw fit to dub Sir Patroclus a Knight of the Society.It is fitting and proper that those Gentles who have discovered the Dream we share be recognized. Caledonus and Juliana of Citadel, as well as Sarah of Citadel, and Angelina Luludi Sabine, also of the Citadel of the Southern Pass, were recognized in this way, and received an Award of Arms from Their Majesties.For their excellent and continuing service to the Kingdom of the Outlands, Lady Rita Die Perle Von Der Wetterau and Lady Idunn Hallsdottir were admitted into the Order of the Stag’s Heart.Gungir of St. Golias had business in Their Majesties’ Court, and presented to the Crown a certain Royal Banner which had in the dim mists of antiquity been left upon the battle fields of Pensic War. He told the story of the many and varied adventures of the banner as it traveled about the Known World, until at last it had come to be in his possession. And so he presented the banner to Their Majesties so that it could once again take its proper place.Julien de la Fontaine received a most excellent scroll which commemorated his position as the Protector of the Queen’s Heart. Their Majesties also saw fit during Court to admit him into the Order of the White Scarf of the Outlands.As Their last order of business, Their Majesties saw fit to recognize the artistic endeavors and talents of His Excellency Tariq ibn Yusef ibn Askari al-Ghassani and Her Excellency Elieth de Salazar, Baron and Baroness of the Citadel of the Southern Pass, by admitting them into the Order of the Flower.On a personal note…. The day was filled with a very well-attended War Practice, for both heavy and light fighters and it was a hoot! After the melees the martial activities continued as pleasantly large number of unbelted fighters challenged the Chivalry on the Field in single combat. I personally has a really nice time, and I know for a fact I wasn’t the only one. 


The Stag Choir performed before the beginning of Court and they did an awesome job! Their hard work and talent are apparent, and I thoroughly enjoyed their performance.Their Excellencies of the Citadel of the Southern Pass are good and noble shepherds of their people, and are to be commended. It was a lovely event.

Thomas Winterbourne, 
Blue Iris Herald to Her Majesty Anna, Queen of the Outlands.

Words from our local seneschals

Aarquelle – Seneschal: Generica McKenna
Nothing has changed this month. We will be appointing a new Chatelaine at Viking.
Upcoming Events:
- January 13: Viking Vinter Vunderlandt
- April 28: Spring Defender
- July 6-8: Rapier Camp

al-Barran – Seneschal: Melodia Shaw
al-Barran had a good month in December. Midwinter made a large profit and almost sold out of feast in pre-reg. The new site worked well.  We have decided to use this site for our al-Things starting in Jan.
Upcoming Events:
- March 10-11: Crown Tournament
- April 7: Sworded Affaire
- April 28: Albuquerque Renn Faire
- May 274-28: Grand Outlandish

Caer Galen – Seneschal: Rowena ColebrookCaer Galen Midwinter was well attended. We bought a baronial trailer.
Upcoming Events:
- February 3: Tri-Baronial

Caerthe – Seneschal: Gauvain Eisenbein
Upcoming Events:
- January 6: Twelfth Night
- February 3: Tri-Baronial
- May 5-6: Coronation

Citadel of the Southern Pass - Seneschal: Aoife Ruadh inghean Ragnaill
All December preparation centered on the upcoming Twelfth Night event (scheduled for January 6, 2018). The Officers Meeting for the month was turned into an officer/coordinator meeting, as at least half of the officer corps was serving as the head of a planning committee subdivision. January’s Seneschal report will be robust, as the event is now concluded and was very successful.
Citadel received permission from the Crown to charter the following awards: Seeker of the Grail, Pilgrim of Edrik, and Service to B/B (Keystone/Chalice); to be read into record at Twelfth Night.
Upcoming Events:
- January 6: Citadel Twelfth Night

Draca Mor - Seneschal: Sæunn Hrafndóttir
The Shire has had a very quiet month. Members have continued with personal A&S projects. Our focus for the new year will be continued planning for STAG and the yearly Demo at The Grand Junction Renaissance Faire, April 21 and 22, 2018.
Upcoming Events:
- April 22-23: Demo at the Grand Junction Renaissance Faire
- summer: STAG

Dragonsspine - Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall
The Barony is doing well, our numbers are up at fighter practice and we are making good use of the site.
Upcoming Events:
- Jan.27: Candlemass
- Jan.28: War Practice
- June 8-10: Baronial Champions
- July 14: Thynaire d' Armes
- Sep. 16: A Plesaunt Hunt

Drygestan - Seneschal: Christine Bishop
With Christmas and New Years, this was a quiet month for the Shire. We had Christmas Caroling, a Yule potluck, and populace meeting as 2 fighter practices.
Mistress Brigetta has put in and won a bid for Drystone. More news forthcoming

Fontaine dans Sable - Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas
December was quiet in Fontaine. Archery was cancelled for the last two Sundays for the holidays. Muster continued with minimal attendance during the holiday season. No Events were held this month. Busted and Adjusted nights will be held just prior to WAR to repair and adjust armor and weapons. Dates to be determined at January Populace.
Upcoming Events:
-January 20 – 12th Night

Hawk’s Hollow - Seneschal: Eric Morrison of Thistlekeep
10 members at the meeting this month. The meeting room has been set up for 2108. The subject of looking into advancing to shire status was brought up and not acted upon.We are having an archery tournament on Dec 31 at our indoor site. Several of our members will be going to 12th Night in Caerthe.Nahrun Kabirun - Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana
A&S weekly still very popular, Large gathering for populace.
Upcoming Events:
- March 23-25: Siege of the City

Plattefordham - Seneschal: Zvir L'vov syn Gorin
Group is doing well. Started new fighter practice schedule and location with the new year.
We are in talks with the up and coming new Baron of Bronzehelm to get some kitch tastefully going at their becoming a barony ceremony next month to get more involvement in the nest years Northern Realm War.
Upcoming Events:
- February 3: Candlemas in Casper Wy
- July 20-22: Northern Realms war

Rio de las Animas - Seneschal: Geua filia Guy
Rio has had a good year in 2017. Yule revel was a good conclusion to that year. We have had new members and activities while respecting our traditions. We have 23 paid members with about 10 non paid members.
January we will have our Yule log and plan for our coming year. We will try to encourage more winter fighter practices as we now have an indoor site. Hibernation is setting in.Unser Hafen - Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson
Unser Hafen remains active with planning for Tri-Baronial A&S, and Brewers Feast in the spring. Fighter practice is slowing down for the end of the year.
Upcoming Events:
- February 3: Tri-Baronial
- April 21: Brewer’s Feast

Windkeep - Seneschal: Ursula Sturlasdatter
We hosted a successful Harvest Celebration  We are having weekly fighter practice and armoring.

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Submitted by Gunwaldt
Deputy Kingdom Seneschal

Their Majesties of the Outlands invite one and all to fight in the Outlands Prize Tournament! Pre-registration is now open! Avoid the line at the List Table! Stay in camp and have another cup of coffee! Pre-register and avoid the line!

Click here to Pre-register for the Outlands Prize Tournament at Estrella War

Greeting Outlanders!

We hope this missive finds you well and in good spirits!  Sadly our carrier pigeon with the tales of Caer Galen Midwinter got a little lost.  The scared little pigeon was finally found and we now bring you the events of that great day.

The morning was beautiful and the temperatures moderate.  HE Randall Carrick was gracious to help us by Heralding our opening court.

Members of the Praetorian Regina (Queen’s Guard) Maestra Tatiana Bonnioulx,  Lord Svein Hammar,  Lady Viola de Luca, and Lord Servi di Villano were in attendance and came forward to be invested.Likewise the Comite (Attendants)  Mirza Jibra'il and Hrafna Ylvawere were called to receive their favors and be invested.

The Children present were called forward and were offered an item out of the treasure chest however Our treasure chest was in need of replacement.  Lord Svein Hammar generously gifted a handmade treasure chest full of coins of chocolate for Us to share across the land.

Our court was recessed and a day full of good council was had.

That evening Sir Rowland de Grey of Lincolnshire was kind to be Our Herald.  We Invested Baroness Morgan Cheyney as a Comite (Attendant) as her worthy steed had been not so worthy that morning.

Seraphina Pania was called before the court and the many things she does for her Barony and Kingdom made known to the Populace.  She was Awarded Arms and charged to continue her good works and joy in the SCA.     

As the newly elected Harp of Caer Galen Rowena Colebrook needed little introduction as her service was already apparent to the crowd assembled.  She was awarded a Stag's Heart for all of her great works.

The Centurio Sagitarii Regius (Archery Guard) was called up to be invested. The Captain of the Archery Guard and Outlands Royal Archer, THLord Konrad Von Alpirsbach as well as Sir Ramon the Chronologer (Kronos), THLord Angus Montgomery the Forrester, and THLady Lêofsige Õ Caoimh (Lyssa) were present to be given their hoods.

It was announced that THLord Gauvain Eisenbein Is the new Rapier General of the Outlands and his Southern Commander will be Lord Septimus Marius Belisarius.

Their Excellencies of Caer Galen do much for the Kingdom and The Society.  His service we have seen across the known world and her arts and support of the Arts and Sciences is immeasurable.  Both of these good gentles go above and beyond what is expected of them and we sought to reward those works.   HE Finn Ua Briain was awarded a Stag's Heart and HE Cinara Ybarra received an Argent Hart.          

On Sunday we caught up with THLord Kaios Alexandrou. His protection on the field of Her Royal Highness at Great Western War was beyond impressive.  His passion for fighting and presence on the field was proof he is a Stag's Blood of the Outlands.  Sir Rowland was Our herald for this as well.

Thank you Outlanders! You inspire Us,

HRM Anna

Greetings, Good Gentles!

Heed the words of Her Majesty’s herald. The following constitutes my best recollection of the high points of al-Barran Midwinter and War Practice. I apologize for misspelled names (I’m sure there will be some) and please know that anything that is left out or incorrect is solely the fault of the herald, and none of Her Majesty of the Outlands.

The site of the Midwinter Event was the Menaul School, in al-Barran. It was a pleasant site, and activities took place in three separate buildings. The day was clear, albeit cold, and there was ample room and places for people to take their comfort and enjoy the activities of the day, whether it be music in the feast hall, or the silent auction, or classes, or the merchants present. Their Majesties met with the various orders of Peerage or other worthy groups they saw fit to consult, and both a hearty lunch and a delicious feast were served over the course of the event.

All members of the Kingdom, who wished to swear Fealty and had not yet done so, were given the opportunity during the Royal Court on Saturday.

Of note, during the day and the early evening Lady Rhiannon (MKA Rachel Rodgers) set up a photographic booth and took professional quality photos of people for 10 dollars a shot, half of which was donated to the Kingdom Travel Fund. All in all, I believe over 300 dollars was raised during the course of the day.

Also of note, it was announced that the White Stag Herald will be stepping down. All members of the populace who are interested in this position should send a letter to Their Majesties, the Kingdom Seneschal, and the current White Stag Herald.

Their Majesties held Court in the morning and evening of Saturday, and on the morning of Sunday in which they conducted business for the benefit of the Outlands. It should be noted that Cinéad Mac Amhlaoibh, Mistress Lydia of the Pines, Lady Alexandria Vitalis, Lady Violet Bertran, and Lord Ragnar Starki all offered their service and were accepted into the Royal Retinue of Their Majesties.

On Sunday morning Their Majesties saw fit to recognize Thorgrim of Drygestan with an Award of Arms.

Mistress Brigitta Olavsdatter and Sir Gottfried von Zollern were both offered admittance into the Legion of Gallantry, on Saturday night and Sunday morning respectively.

Their Majesties saw fit to recognize great prowess, and THL Gere Thorkelsson, Warlord of the Outlands, was made a Thegn of the Iron Hart in Saturday evening’s Court.

HG Berengaria de Chinon presented her Majesty with a Tabard from ancient days, to be worn on the fields of Estrella. Before Her Grace left Her Majesty’s presence the Crown saw fit to admit her into the Order of the Stag’s Heart for her excellent service.

Mistress Monika von Zell has been serving her Kingdom for a long time, and Saturday evening Their Majesties recognized this by making Mistress Monika von Zell a Stag of the Outlands. Her Majesty made note that Mistress Monika never received this most assuredly deserved recognition for the simple fact that she was made a Pelican before the Order of the Stag of the Outlands had been created.

On Saturday evening Mistress Catriona nic Aoidh was offered admittance into the Order of the Laurel, and she will give Their Majesties her answer at a later time.

On Sunday morning THL Adrien de Calais was offered admittance into the Order of Chivalry, and she will give Their Majesties her answer at a later time.

Their Majesties, in Their Wisdom, admitted Sir Dennis the Wright into the Right Noble Order of the Pelican at the end of Court Saturday evening. Sir Dennis was not aware that this would be taking place.

On a personal note…. I have a terrible memory, and much of an event tends to blur in my mind afterwards. Sometime, though, I take some things with me, like snapshots that I know I will keep in my heart. I have some from this event. I remember a beautiful Lady (Her Excellency Danielle de la Rochelle) bending into her harp. I remember the grace of her hands as they moved along the strings, and the pure sound of it. I remember the pure sound of her voice and the beauty of the song he sang. It was a lovely moment, and it makes me smile even now as I type these words.

In my mind there is a picture of the Baron of al-Barran. No, nothing so crass and modern as a picture. In my mind there is a painting of a man. He faces away from me, towards a crowd of people. His back is straight, and his feet are spread apart. Over his head he raises a blade of shining steel, and in a ringing voice he answers his King’s call to War.

And lastly, I remember the sight of a strong and worthy man weeping as he knelt before his King and Queen, overcome with true emotion as he was, once again and rightfully, recognized as a Peer of the Outlands.

It was a lovely event.
Words from our local seneschals

Aarquelle – Seneschal: Generica McKenna
We're continuing the monthly tourneys. We usually end up with 40 people. Other fighter practices are around 30 to 40. A&S nights run 15 to 30 people.
Morrigan held a solid little event last month that had about 40 people attending. We've found a great new indoor location through her.
Upcoming Events:
- January 13: Viking Vinter Vunderlandt
- April 28: Spring Defender
- July 6-8: Rapier Camp

al-Barran – Seneschal: Melodia Shaw
Upcoming Events:
- December16-17: Midwinter & War Practice

Caer Galen – Seneschal: Rowena Colebrook
It's been quiet since Battlemoor as the populace takes a little time off before winter festivities commence.
Caer Galen purchased a trailer. Sir Lief has agreed to take over Exchequer duties in the near future.
Caer Galen Midwinter is December 9 and it's a Japanese theme. Court will include Doge, Harp, Captain of the Guard selections, populace badges, toy chest, and royal court as their majesties will be in attendance. 
War Practice will be the next day, December 10th at a location recently changed to a private residence. The address has been posted to the Outlands Facebook page.
Upcoming Events:
- February 3: Tri-Baronial

Caerthe – Seneschal: Gauvain Eisenbein
Upcoming Events:
- January 6: Twelfth Night
- February 3: Tri-Baronial
- May 5-6: Coronation

Citadel of the Southern Pass - Seneschal: Aoife Ruadh inghean Ragnaill
Between the increased A&S classes, scroll preparation, and setting up coordinator lists for event stewards, November was a month of planning for the Citadel. The martial disciplines, archery, and arts and sciences are flourishing and participation is strong weekly. I believe this will be evidenced at the upcoming Twelfth Night Event on January 6, 2018.
New Officers: Rook Pursuivant: Daniel Rios / Lord Rafael
New Deputies: Deputy Seneschal: Countess Claudia Swain
Offices Currently Open for Application: List Minister
There is a lot of A&S occurring in Citadel. A new series of classes, inspired by Baron Tariq, relates to his tunic/stamping and recreation of extant pieces. A&S meets weekly, along with the Arcus Calamus Scribal Guild A&S activities.
Heavy and Light Fighting and Archery are meeting regularly and war practices are being scheduled to occur at upcoming events.
Upcoming Events:
- January 6: Citadel Twelfth Night

Draca Mor - Seneschal: Sæunn Hrafndóttir
The Shire has had a very quiet month. Members have continued with personal A&S projects. We held a business meeting on 11/16/2017. Discussed finances, potential items/funding for future A&S classes and largess. The autocrat for STAG, THL Egil, discussed finding a potential site in Glenwood Springs, and his plans for it to be a prize tourney, with a Roman themed feast next summer. Discussed a proposal for a feast in spring. Discussed the Outlands Calender of events a possible dates for the events. Reminded group about the yearly Demo at The Grand Junction Renaissance Faire, April 21 and 22, 2018. Lady Giovanna decided on December 9 for the Shires Yule Celebration. A couple of older Shire members have re-engaged and we are excited to have them back!
Upcoming Events:
- April 22-23: Demo at the Grand Junction Renaissance Faire
- summer: STAG

Dragonsspine - Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall
The Barony is doing well we had a very successful Holiday Bazaar in November. We now have an awesome indoor site for fighter practice! many thanks to Ramon De Javier!
Upcoming Events:
- Jan.27: Candlemass
- Jan.28: War Practice
- June 8-10: Baronial Champions
- July 14: Thynaire d' Armes
- Sep. 16: A Plesaunt Hunt

Drygestan - Seneschal: Christine Bishop
It has been a busy month. We have been looking for a new site for our weekly A&S meetings. We have been having regular A&S classes, and fighter practices. We had a potluck at 1 fighter practice which was fairly well attended and we were able to have drumming. We had one last court dance practice this month taught by Mistress Katriona. We really would like to THANK her for coming all this way to teach us on a week night.

Fontaine dans Sable - Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas
November was quiet.
Upcoming Events:
-January Populace is being moved to the 2nd Wednesday. The first meeting of the new year will be held Jan 10th. 
-Archery will continue through the winter, with the exception of Dec 24 and Dec 31.
-Sunday Fighter Practice is suspended until the weather warms back up.
-Busted and Adjusted nights will be held just prior to WAR to repair and adjust armor and weapons before heading to Atenveldt for WAR.

Nahrun Kabirun - Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana
Upcoming Events:
- March 23-25: Siege of the City

Plattefordham - Seneschal: Zvir L'vov syn Gorin
Group is doing good, fighter practice has slowed for the season. Looking forward and planning for the new year.
We are in talks with the up and coming new Baron of Bronzehelm to get some kitch tastefully going at their becoming a barony ceremony next month to get more involvement in the nest years Northern Realm War.
Upcoming Events:
- February 3: Candlemas

Rio de las Animas - Seneschal: Geua filia Guy
We are a small shire in SW Colorado and have just finished the activities for the year with Yule Revel. We have approximately 5-7 heavy fighters, 1-3 light fighters, and 5-7 archers, 3 equestrians, and those who do all and combine them with A&S. 
January we will have our Yule log and plan for our coming year. We will try to encourage more winter fighter practices as we now have an indoor site. Hibernation is setting in.

Unser Hafen - Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson
Unser Hafen remains active with planning for Tri-Baronial A&S, and Brewers Feast in the spring. Fighter practice is slowing down for the end of the year.
Upcoming Events:
- February 3: Tri-Baronial
- April 21: Brewer’s Feast

Windkeep - Seneschal: Ursula Sturlasdatter
We hosted a successful Harvest Celebration  We are having weekly fighter practice and armoring.

Submitted by Gunwaldt
Deputy Kingdom Seneschal
Greetings, good Gentles!

Last week, in the Barony of al-Barran two events were held. On Saturday, November 18th, Baronial A&S took place at Sandia Preparatory School, located in al-Barran Proper. The following day the annual Toys for Tots tournament was held in the park by the Boys and Girls Club of Albuquerque.

Although His Majesty Jaxaricus was travelling in foreign lands, and could not attend the events of the weekend, Her Majesty of the Outlands was able and pleased to attend.

During the course of the Arts and Siences event, Her Majesty was pleased to give an award of Arms to Lord Keleman and Lady Hette, of al-Barran. The next day, at Toys for Tots, Lord Albinus and Lord Rados also recieved and Award of Arms from Her Majesty. Also, Lady Lucrezia de Carducci was awarded the Silver Tyne of the Outlands for her excellence on the Rapier field.

Both events were well-attended and most enjoyable. I personally enjoyed playing chess and singing in the two classes I attended during al-barran A&S, and I thoroughly enjoyed looking at some of the artistic endeavors of the populace of al-Barran. One Gentle set up drums outside and played them most of the day, which I thought was very nice.

The weather the next day was close to perfect. The middle of November is always a bit of a dice roll in al-Barran, and it was a good one this year. Cool and crisp without being cold, with sunlight and calm winds. The Toys for Tots Heavy Tournament was most enjoyable to watch, with Count Hrorek being victorius in the final round against Sir Decimus. There was a Rapier Tournament as well, which was won by Lord Julien de la Fontaine, the Protector of the Queen's Heart!

Special thanks to Sir Rowland, who kindly agreed to read scroll text during Court. It seems I set my reading glasses down on the ground while I was fighting and could not locate them afterwards. In retrospect...it would have been surprising if I HAD found them. (Note to self....do not leave glasses on the ground....2nd note to self...have extra reading glasses in the Herald's bag...)

In Service,

Thomas Winterbourne, Blue Iris

Greetings, most noble Gentles of the Outlands!

I beg your indulgence for a moment, and I ask that you heed my words. In truth, these are the Words and Will of your Queen, but any mistake in writing or meaning is mine alone, and I humbly apologize for any mistakes I make in conventions or spelling in this missive. (I’m sure there will be some…there always are.) I would give you good reports of the Outlands Coronation, held the weekend of November 11th, 2017, at which time His Majesty Count Sir Darius of Jaxartes ascended to the Stag Throne. By Right of Arms, and Grace, and Favor he then crowned his Lady, Mistress Anna MacTaggart, as the Queen of these lands. Let no man question the sovereignty of the Stag and Doe of the Outlands. Let no man put aside the rightful duty which is owed the Crown.

Their Majesties called into Their Court certain Gentles of good report to act as Their retinue. Following is a listing of those Gentles.

Sir Thomas Winterbourne was invested by her Majesty to be her Blue Iris Herald.

Count Sir Hrorek Wolfson was named as the Champion of the King.

Duke Sir Cyrred of Ashwood was named as the Champion of Her Majesty, the Queen.

The Warlord of this great land, won by right of arms, was named as Lord Gere Thorkelson.

Mistress Elizabeth Green was named as the Reginae Crimen Comite, or Head Attendant of Their Majesties, was given charge of those Comite, those Noble Gentles who have asked to serve as attendants to the Crown. These included Baroness Diana of Llanberris, Lady Olivia Solis de Lujan, Lord Hardwin Godricksson, and Lady Elianora Cuncliffe.

His Majesty called before Sir Michael McBain, Sir Athanaric Redeye, and The Honorable Lord Thorgim af Kobmannehavn to serve on the Praetorian Rex, the King’s Guard.

Her Majesty called Lady Bellatumara filia Disideri to be the Praefectus Pratorio Regina, the Captain of the Queen’s Guard, and Lady Bella was given authority over those who had sworn to be on the Queen’s Guard, namely THL Timur ibn Juanaid, Lady Fedelm Arilith, and Lord Maximilian Kern.

Her Majesty also called forward certain archers of good report, namely Master Duncan Alastair MacRae, THL Daniel Lark del Glen, and Sir Rand the Tracker to be members of the Centurio Sagitarii Regius, or the Archery Guard.

Certain Gentles, by dint of prowess or Courtly behavior (or perhaps a little of both) we recognized by their Majesties. Don Antoine was created as the Rapier of Chivalry. Sir Michael McBain, by right of arms, was made the Bearer of the Favor of the Queen. Lord Julian de la Fontaine, by right of arms, was made the Protector of the Queen’s Heart. Lord Galen MacIntyre was named as the Flower of Chivalry.

Their Majesties saw fit to recognize His Excellency Leif Davidson as a Count of the Society for Creative Anachronism, for his service upon the Stag Throne. The Same honor was given to Her Excellency Ansteys Darcy, who for her service upon the Throne of the Outlands was recognized as a Countess of the Society for Creative Anachronisms. Countess Ansteys was also created as a Lady of the Rose of the Outlands.

Over the Course of the weekend, Their Majesties conducted other business for the good of Their Kingdom. They met with representatives from our neighbors to the west, the great Kingdom of Atenveldt, who brought gifts and salutations from The Aten Crown. Master martin de Gras and Dame Fiona Sutherland were well-spoken and courteous, and represented well their Kingdom. It’s almost a shame His Majesty will be forced to crush Atenveldt at the Great Esrtella War that he AND A ROMPING, ROARING, SINGING, DRUMMING, ARMY OF OUTLANDERS will attend in February of 2018. Still, gentle Outlanders, the Crown has commanded that we are victorious in the coming War….and our duty is clear before us.

Lady A’isha, an emissary from the Kahn of the Great Dark Horde, had words for Their Majesties. She brought bread and salt from her Khan, to break with the King of the Outlands who, through bold words and actions, attained the word of the emissary that the Great Dark Horde would fight alongside the Outlands at Estrella War. Behold the diplomacy of the Crown of the Outlands.

Their Majesties were most pleased by a gift of the fruits of House Agir, comprised of many boxes of homemade beers, ales, meads, and other libations. No, really…it was quite impressive.

On Sunday morning, after the Chivalry sat in circle with Their Majesties, THL Patrick the Early was offered admittance into the Order of Chivalry. He will give his answer at Citadel’s 12th Night Celebration.

Results were read from the fundraiser conducted by the Ladies of the Rose on behalf of Countess Slaine. Over the course of the online auction, over 18,000 dollars was raised!! Praise to those who gave of their time and effort to provide for the auction. Praise for those who were generous with their purses in a good cause.

And lastly, Their Majesties amended the Law of the Outlands, as follows…

Kingdom Law Change -- Section VIII, 2, h.

  1. Monitor the office of the Scribe, who shall:
  2. Maintain a listing and monitor the activities of the College of Scribes;
  3. Ensure the accuracy of scroll format and text;
  4. Update the Scribe’s Handbook as needed;
  5. At the conclusion of each reign report the names of scribes who have created scrolls for the Kingdom during that reign;
  6. Publish once per reign a notification stating that all special or non-standard scroll texts must be approved by the Kingdom Scribe's Office;
Added:

  1. The Kingdom Scribe shall keep a list of all awards to assist the Crown with the completion of their award listing for their reign within the 60 day time limit to publish the listing. This will help to ensure awards are not given twice as the list is used to update the award listing on the Outlands Heralds website.
And these, to the best of my (spotty) recollection and (dubious) notes, are the high points of weekend of Coronation.

In Service,

Thomas Winterbourne, Blue Iris herald

Good News October 2017

Words from our local seneschals

Aarquelle – Seneschal: Generica McKenna

We've been a barony for 6 months. At the end of October, we had 72 paid members. That's up 13 in the past 6 months and up 11 over the past year. We grew more than any other group in the Outlands. We're the 7th largest barony (out of 8) and the 9th largest group (out of 22). We're doing well.

Three of 5 of the Queen's Prize winners were from Aarquelle.

The Weds A&S nights run from 5 to 35 people doing everything from dancing to lace making.

Fighter practices and Tourneys have between 10 and 40 people every Sunday.

At Stags Emprise, we had a solid showing among some of the best fighters in the kingdom.

Upcoming Events:

- January 13 – Viking Vinter Vunderlandt

al-Barran – Seneschal: Melodia Shaw

We had our meeting this month as a fund raiser to help with costs on the place we rent for meetings.

We have picked a new Herald it is going to be Lady Gráinne Sochair. She will step up at Day of A&S. We are still looking for an Archery Captain. 

The Autocrats for Outlandish have been chosen.

Upcoming Events:

- November 18 – Day of A&S

- November 19 – Toys for Tots

- December16-17 Midwinter & War Practice

Blackwater Keep – Seneschal: Devon

We participated in the annual Peanut Valley Festival Arts & Crafts fair this past month. We had four fighters that demonstrated for the crowds. We had two fighters from our local group, Devon and Curran as well as a pair of fighters from Adlersrue.

We continue to have general meetings on a monthly basis. Fighter practice has slowed due to inclement weather. We continue to have A&S meetings.

Blaiddwyn – Seneschal: Gerlin von Tiesenhausen

Blaiddwyn remains small, but efforts and hope to rebuild and renew popularity among students are still high.

We have gained access to items that have been stored for us by the UNM Student Union for the past several years. We have a new office, located still within the Student Union. We obtained a mailbox in the Student Activities office, and are working to make use of the funds allocated to us through the Spring Budget process,

Caer Galen – Seneschal: Rowena Colebrook

Toys for Totts was held on October 15 in tandem with Caerthe. Nearly 200 toys were raised for the children through a toy entry for archery, heavy, fencing and equestrian tournaments. Attendance was low due to an event held the day before.

Upcoming Events:

December 9: Caer Galen midwinter. We have the site and most planning complete. There will be a War Practice the next day at TASC.

February 3: TriBaronial. We look forward to seeing you all.

Citadel of the Southern Pass - Seneschal: Aoife Ruadh inghean Ragnaill

The Citadel continues with all martial, archery, and A&S activities in preparation for the November Las Cruces Renaissance Faire, Coronation, and upcoming WAR!!

The October officer’s meeting discussed lessons learned and successes from the October Feast of St. Edrik event. Feedback from the attendees indicates that the feast, held by HE Warmin, was incredibly delicious.

The Caelix Harmonae choir continues to meet weekly, and the newer Arcus Calamus scribal guild is building participation. Scroll creation remains a solid time investment for the barony. A&S under Lady Rita continues to thrive and the classes include topics like block carving, stamping, and special skillset classes held by Baron Tariq. The archery program is still boasting strong/regular attendance and with the addition of a new deputy captain of archers, preparing for a smooth transition of leadership in the upcoming months. 

Upcoming Events:

- 11/16/2017 November Officers Meeting & 2018 Planning Session
- 12/06/2017 Citadel Twelfth Night

Draca Mor - Seneschal: Sæunn Hrafndóttir

It has been relatively quiet in the Shire this last month. We did hold a Brewing Workshop on October 8th. THL Egil Thorsson and Lady Muirenn ingen Ui Thaidc taught Shire, and non Shire folk, to brew Mead (5 gal of sac and 5 gal of cherry mead). Baroness Annys Wolf made a batch of Sekanjabin. Many have worked on independent A&S as the weather cools (crafting of a talaHarpa, ancient grain staples, smelting, lucet, etc).

We conducted a debriefing on The Mor You Know 2. Discussion included successes, and what should be continued, and identified barriers and strategies to overcome these.

Dragonsspine - Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall

Everything is good. We are looking forward to Coronation!

We just wrapped up the Shopping Event. Everyone had a great time. The auction at the to help replace the money spent on new target foam was very successful. We are hopeful that we can do it again next year, on a bigger scale.

We now have an awesome indoor site for fighter practice! many thanks to Ramon De Javier!

Upcoming Events:

- Baronial A and S Dec. 2, 2017
- Candlemass Jan.27, 2018
- Baronial Champions June 8-10, 2018

- Thynaire d' Armes July 14, 2018
- A Plesaunt Hunt Sep. 16, 2018

Drygestan - Seneschal: Christine Bishop

The Shire of Drygestan just completed a Demo at the Santa Fe ComiCon. We had 1 newcomer who found us at ComiCon come to Hafla Wednesday. Our Fighter Practices are picking up under the watch of Lady Olivia. We are regularly having 3 to 4 new fighters! A&S is currently a bit slow, but we are looking forward to al-Barran A&S and Court Dancing class taught by Mistress Catriona.

StagsCon was super productive. I learned a ton about Social media policy, got updated on some Exchequer policy, hand delivered Kingdom Newsletter changes to the Chronicler, talked to Kiara about the BOD meeting, and setup a social media class for the Shire with Shila.

Fontaine dans Sable - Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas

October was a quiet month. There were no events, but Muster and practice continue to have consistent attendance.

Sunday practice times have changed for the winter: Archery 11am, Fighter Practice at Kiwanis Park 2pm

A special thanks to THL Wilhelm, Lord Stuart, and Master Angus for retrieving the excelsior bales and thrown weapons targets from Piper’s Keep this past weekend!

The new Argent Warder (Archery) is Master Angus.
The new Azure Warder (Rapier) is Lord Marius – recently of Atlantia, I believe. He will soon realize he belongs in Fontaine.
The new Sable Warder (Heavies) is Lord Yosef.
The new Vert Warder (A&S) is Lady Eibhleann
The new Wee Warder (child) is Illea.

Upcoming Events:

- January 20 – 12th night

Hawk’s Hollow - Seneschal: Eric Morrison of Thistlekeep

The Canton had its 30th Birthday on Oct 2, with little fanfare

Pirate Fest Demo 11 attended. THL Ailinn handed out 200+ calligraphy bookmarks to children. 

Nahrun Kabirun - Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana

Working hard for the Renfaire and for Coronation, as of this report Renfaire a success with massive amounts of interest, and Coronation is prepared for.

We recently had a news spot on PBS NMSU 22, which I feel went rather well. Gormr our chatelaine, works hard and I'm lucky to have him.

Upcoming Events:

- November 11-12 – Coronation

- March 23-25 – Siege of the City

Plattefordham - Seneschal: Zvir L'vov syn Gorin

We have the "Agreement" for Northern Realms War signed. Yea!

Had a great turn out at both of our library demos, of both shire members and public interest.

We now have a scheduled monthly archery practice, on the 2nd Saturday of the month. This is a first for the shire.

Working on finding a new winter practice site, and getting a fighter practice also during the week for light fighters.

Upcoming Events:

- February 3 - Candlemas

Rio de las Animas - Seneschal: Geua filia Guy

Defender of the Silver Pass was financially successful as well as a fun event. Site is already reserved for next year. We had an excellent A&S presentation at the October meeting on textiles. 

Upcoming Events:

- December 2 - Yule Revel, a toys for tots event and dinner 

Unser Hafen - Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson

Unser Hafen is getting ready to slow down for the holidays. Due to schedule conflicts our fighter practice will not continue past the middle of November.

Our Newcomers event was a success. Fighter practice moved indoors,

We had a Baronial Revel which was well attended with apx 35 people and two tables full of food. We introduced several new people into the SCA.

Upcoming Events:

- Yule 12/2

Windkeep - Seneschal: Ursula Sturlasdatter

Overall things are going well. The last business meeting we had lots of different members of the Shire show up which was really good.

Upcoming Events:

- November 18 – Harvest Celebration

 

Here stands the Unofficial Court Report Like Record for the Unofficial Court Like Experience of Her Royal Majesty Queen Ansteys as presided at Stags Con on Saturday October 21st.
Her Majesty bid the populace welcome and asked the Autocrat to come forth and outline the order of the day. She then called a few gentles forward to receive back scrolls. Outlands White Stag Principal Herald Master Angus Reid MacFarlane then announced the recent Heraldic rank advancements which are as follows:

Elevated to Messenger:
Isabel la Biche d'Hiver (known as Winter)
Hardwin Godricson
Gaston de Sepulveda
Alamanda de la Roca

Elevated to Macer:
Elizabeth Anne Grene
Ronan na f-fiacal mac Connail

Elevated to Pursuivant:
Pettronella Pártaszövõ
Saerlaith inghean Robeaird
Ciaran Brocc
Carlos Nieto de Andrade
Selene of the Sky
Rowland McCain

Elevated to Herald:
Anna MacTaggart
Geua filia Guy
Duncan Alastair MacRae

Her Majesty thanked those in attendance for their service, and bid all assembled to go forth and enjoy their day. A pleasant time of learning was had by all, and this Herald is proud to report that the afternoon heraldic experience session was so well voiced and opened by Lord Piero Della Casa that a bevy of Landed Nobles burst from the back room thinking they were somehow late for a surprise court. To our newest voice Herald I bid welcome, and well met.

In Service,
THL Pettronella Pártaszövõ
Pursuivant
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Queen’s Prize report from Lady Isabel la Biche d’Hiver, Messenger:

Queen's Prize evening Court: Katherine le Fayre Atte Water was given the Queen's Grace. The overall winner of the event was Lady Elizabeth Argentieri for her glass work and also the Populace choice. Lord Borvanchi won the heraldic contest. Lady Fiona McPhearson and Lady Oona Farulfsdottir were also recognized and given gifts by HRM. Master Balthazar Knopf's Laurel backscroll was displayed and entrusted to a representative to courier to him.
Caer Galen Toys for Tots Event, October 16 A.S. 52

Good King Lief attended the Toys for Tots event co-hosted by his baronies of Caer Galen and Caerthe. These generous baronies gathered almost 200 toys! There were a number of archers, four horses and their riders, three rapier fighters and no heavy weapons fighters (proving that Stag’s Emprise was successful in exhausting them).

With a fantastic soundtrack from the neighboring fiesta, His Majesty bestowed the following awards:
Lady Elizabeth Argentieri – Argent Hart
Baron Stephan Sorensen – Doe and Mountain

Then His Majesty allowed this humble herald a moment in court, wherein I asked him permission to retire early. I have arranged to go on pilgrimage to the gravesite of Queen Bertrada of Laon (known as Bertha Proudfoot) at the Basilique de Saint Denis, and I must leave before the winter storms make the crossing too dangerous. In his benevolence, His Majesty allowed me to turn in my tabard and baton. (I will still arrange heralds and reports until the end of Their Majesties’ reign). It has been my great honor to hold the position as Her Majesty’s Herald.

Fondly written,
Matilda Seton
Formerly known as Blue Iris Herald

The Warlord of the Outlands Tournament at Stag’s Emprise, October 14 A.S. 52

The tournament was in the style of Sir Michael McBain’s Artus Cominus. There were eighteen fighters, thirteen rounds each with a different weapon style, single fight.

With mine own eyes I saw acts of chivalry. In one fight, one opponent had a dagger and the other had a great sword. The wielder of the great sword chose to only use one arm in order to make the fight a little more fair.

There were also amazing skills shown. We all watched as Lord Gere started to lose his balance and fall backward while retreating (the floor had gotten dusty and a little slippery), only to regain his feet and immediately strike out at his opponent, vanquishing him.

Lord Khal Gan was voted “best dressed” by some of the ladies of the gallery. His new Mongol kit is amazing.

At the end of the thirteen rounds, there were three warriors who each had eight wins. Sir Wilhelm Gelbart (known also as Galbrearth), Lord Gere Thorkelsson, and Lord Ronan f-Fiacal mac Conaill (who is also currently the Windhover Bard) all stood tall It was the King’s will that they fight round robin, best two-out-of-three with great axe.

Sir Galbrearth and Lord Gere fought. Sir Galbrearth won.
Sir Galbrearth and Lord Ronan fought. Lord Ronan won.
Lord Ronan and Lord Gere fought. Lord Gere won.

His Majesty, in consultation with Her Royal Highness, declared that the round should be fought again, round robin, best two of three.

Sir Galbrearth and Lord Gere fought. Sir Galbrearth won.
Sir Galbrearth and Lord Ronan fought. Lord Ronan won.
Lord Ronan and Lord Gere fought. Lord Gere won.

Our good King and wise Crown Princess then decided that a Meanest Mother (every one fights everyone all at once) was the best course. These stalwart fighters once again took the field. Sir Galbrearth was dispatched first, leaving Lord Gere and Lord Ronan standing. After a flurry of axe blows, Lord Ronan fell. Lord Gere was victorious!

In court, Master Bela Kierzon (the Kurgan) returned the Thunderhead to the King, saying he had long wanted to be the Warlord. By carrying this Axe he could honor the first Prince of the Outlands, who was his Master.  Master Bela was released as Warlord to much acclaim.

With pride and wonderment in his eyes, he knelt before the King in court to accept the Prince’s Axe, Thunderhead. His Majesty called for an oath from him. He swore to be a good Warlord, to try to be as inspiring as Sir Jaxx was when he held the Axe, and to wake everyone up at Estrella so the Outlands can be first to the battlefield.

Dutifully relayed,
Matilda Seton
Blue Iris Herald

Herein lies the court report for al-Barran Champions, as attested by Sir Rowland de Grey of Lincolnshire, who quite ably heralded for Her Majesty the Queen.

Eadred Cuncliffe received an Award of Arms
Elianora Cuncliffe received an Award of Arms
Kultar of Westwood received an Award of Arms
Artan macAilin received an Argent Hart

Faithfully re-repeated,
Matilda Seton
Blue Iris Herald
Herein lies the report of Court activities at Battlemoor VIII. A beautiful site and beautiful weather welcomed all those who attended, increasing joy and friendship.

Wednesday Evening Opening Court 8-30-17 (heralded by Lord Ciaran Brocc)
Their Majesties welcomed one and all to the event.

Friday’s Evening Court 9-1-17 (heralded by Lord Hardwin Godricsson)
1. Bardolf Gunwaldtsson – Stag
2. Ian Raven of Tadcaster – Fallen Snow
3. Wyolet Bertram - Stag’s Heart
4. The Helga Ball Tournament MVP was Maestra Tatianna.
5. Baron Caer Galen announced the winners of the Grand Prix Bannerette tourney.
6. Decimus was called forward by Their Majesties and was offered to join the Order of Chivalry.
7. THL Konrad gave out prizes for that days archery tournament
8. Also there was the Wave.

Saturday’s Morning Court 9-2-17
1. Iohann der Fuchs was knighted.

Saturday’s Battlemoor Grand Court 9-2-17
1. A tribute to a fallen warrior.
2. Alexander of Lancaster was knighted.
3. Lord Roland Snowe of Carlisle, Lord Axgar von Horn and Lord Lothar de Sauvage were inducted into the Legion of Gallantry
4. Kingdom Seneschal changeover from Sir Lavan to THL Zafirah.
5. Autocrat announcements
6. Royal Archer tournament – THL Konrad was victorius! Earl Mika graciously retired the position to Konrad.
7. First Tournament Joust to take place in the Outlands – winner was Lady Kseniya, beating the Society Equestrian Marshal by one point!
8. THL Lyssa presented piles and piles of delightful largesse from Dirty Dozen Donation Derby.
9. Lady Bella announced victors in the Brewing competition.
10. Count Agamemnon and THL Katherine d’Arle invited everyone to Lilies War next year.
11. Lady Maire had it announced to invite one and all to Queen’s Prize in Caerthe, October 22nd.
12. Mistress Nerissa della Badessa was made a Defender of the White Scarf.
13. Windhover Bard results – Lord Ronan na f-Fiacal mac Conaill was victor, was handed the book, cloak and stool from the outgoing Windhover Bard, Lady Winter. Her Majesty gave tokens to all who participated in the competition.
14. Lord Tiberius Valerius Germanicus was made a Thegn of the Iron Hart and was given Duke Martino’s thegn sash by his knight Sir Zachariah.
15. Lord Killian van Rammstein presented to Their Royal Highnesses a pair of Roman aquilae, topped with Stag heads instead of eagles.
16. Buggius del Medici was declared to be a Promise of the Outlands.
17. Mistress Ursula d’Arcy was made a Walker of the Way, to much acclaim.

Sunday’s Battlemoor Noon Court
1. Decimus Modius Varro and Staros of Helicon were knighted together.

Sunday’s Battlemoor Evening Court
1. Back scrolls given –
       a. Ivalo – Trefoil
       b. Aegeon – Silver Tyne
       c. Tam – KSCA
2. Thorvald Hilgedick – Stag’s Blood
3. Cedwyn Chwith – Stag’s Heart
4. Elizabeth Argentieri – Argent Hart (given to B&B of Caer Galen since Elizabeth was not in attendance.)
5. THL Konrad, Royal Archer, presented prizes for archery shoots
6. Master Gwilim de Glamorgan – Stag and Chalice
7. Lady Lisette and Master Terafan Greydragon spoke of Equestrian activities
8. Winner of the Queen’s Equestrian Favor - Falrock
9. THL Adrien de Calais – Stag’s Blood
10. Calling the Drums – Donovan al Darbuka was offered admittance to the Order of the Laurel! His answer is to be given to the Heirs at Estrella War.

Faithfully reported,
Matilda Seton
Blue Iris Herald
DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362   BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175    DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362
Victory in the 2nd and 3rd to Comte Jaxx

 

 

Victory Comte Jaxx

DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362

 

 

 

 

 BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175  DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362
Duke Bela vs Comte Jaxx

Duke Bela must defeat Comte Jaxx twice in a two out of three fight. 
 BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175  KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706    BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175
 Duke Bela vs Jarl Kolgrimr: Victor Duke Bela; Jarl Kolgrimr is eliminated

 

 BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175 DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362     

Duke Bela must defeat Comte Jaxx twice in a two out of three fight.

 

 

 BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175  KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706
Duke Bela vs Jarl Kolgrimr 
 KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706 CorbinMaculagh     KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706
Jarl Kolgrimr vs Lord Corban: Victor Jarl Kolgrimr; Lord Corban has been eliminated

 

 BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175  griffith c    BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175
 Duke Bela Vs Sir Griffith: Victor Duke Bela; Sir Griffith has been eliminated

 

 

 

Round 5 will proceed thusly. Winners of this round will fight in Round 6 to decide the victor of the secondary bracket, who will then face Comte Jaxx in the finals.

 KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706  CorbinMaculagh
  Jarl Kolgrimr vs Lord Corban

 

 BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175  griffith c
Duke Bela Vs Sir Griffith 

 

 

 BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175 DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362    DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362 
 Duke Bela vs Comte Jaxx: Victor Comte Jaxx; Comte Jaxx will continue to the finals!

 

 keridwenandrosoun  CorbinMaculagh    CorbinMaculagh
THL Keridwen vs Lord Corban: Victor Lord Corban; THL Keridwen has been eliminated 

 

 WilliamFlanagan  KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706   KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706 
Count Flanagan vs Jarl Kolgrimr: Victor Jarl Kolgrimr; Count Flanagan has been eliminated 

 

griffith c  hawk    griffith c 
Sir Griffith vs Master Hawk: Victor Sir Griffith; Master Hawk has been eliminated

 



 

 BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175 DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362 
Duke Bela vs Comte Jaxx 

 

 keridwenandrosoun  CorbinMaculagh
 THL Keridwen vs Lord Corban

 

WilliamFlanagan  KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706 
Count Flanagan vs Jarl Kolgrimr 

 

 griffith c  hawk
Sir Griffith vs Master Hawk 

 


The Official Kingdom of the Outlands Facebook Page will be going live for the final round and crowning of our new Prince and Princess.

BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175  griffith c     BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175
Duke Bela vs Sir Griffith: Victor Duke Bela

 

 keridwenandrosoun decimus retouch    keridwenandrosoun 
THL Keridwen vs THL Decimus: Victor THL Keridwen; THL Decimus has been eliminated 

 

giovannidisienna   WilliamFlanagan   WilliamFlanagan 
Count Giovanni vs Count Flanagan: Victor Count Flanagan; Count Giovanni has been eliminated

 

CormacADuinn Device Color 2008 07 11224 1950  CorbinMaculagh    CorbinMaculagh 
Lord Cormac vs Lord Corban: Victor Lord Corban; Lord Cormac has been eliminated

 

 DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362  hawk   DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362 
Comte Jaxx vs Master Hawk: Victor Comte Jaxx

 

KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706   outlands    KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706
Jarl Kolgrimr vs Sir Felix for the bye : Victor Jarl Kolgrimr

 

Round 2 will proceed thusly:

 BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175  griffith c
Duke Bela vs Sir Griffith 

 

 keridwenandrosoun decimus retouch 
THL Keridwen vs THL Decimus 

 

 CormacADuinn Device Color 2008 07 11224 1950  CorbinMaculagh
  Lord Cormac vs Lord Corban

 

 giovannidisienna WilliamFlanagan 
  Count Giovanni vs Count Flanagan

 

 DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362 hawk 
  Comte Jaxx Vs Master Hawk

 

 KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706 outlands 
  
Jarl Kolgrimr has the bye

 


 BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175 CorbinMaculagh    BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175 
Duke Bela vs Lord Corban: Victor Duke Bela

 

 adrien device  keridwenandrosoun    keridwenandrosoun

THL Adrien vs THL Keridwen: Victor THL Keridwen; THL Adrien has been eliminated 

 

 griffith c WilliamFlanagan    griffith c 
Sir Griffith vs Count Flanagan: Victor Sir Griffith

 

 giovannidisienna hawk     hawk
Count Giovanni vs Master Hawk: Victor Master Hawk

 

 decimus retouch luciusavisiusseneca     decimus retouch
THL Decimus vs Lord Lucius: Victor THL Decimus; Lord Lucius has been eliminated

 

DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362   KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706    DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362
 Comte Jaxx vs Jarl Kolgrimr: Victor Comte Jaxx

 

 CormacADuinn Device Color 2008 07 11224 1950  outlands    CormacADuinn Device Color 2008 07 11224 1950
 Lord Cormac vs Sir Felix for the bye: Victor Lord Cormac

 


Round 2 fights will proceed thusly:

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Duke Bela vs Lord Corban 

 

 adrien device  keridwenandrosoun
THL Adrien vs THL Keridwen 

 

griffith c   WilliamFlanagan
Sir Griffith vs Count Flanagan 

 

 decimus retouch  luciusavisiusseneca
THL Decimus vs Lord Lucius 

 

 giovannidisienna  hawk
Count Giovanni vs Master Hawkrill 

 

 DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362 KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706 
Comte Jaxx vs Jarl Kolgrimr 

 

 CormacADuinn Device Color 2008 07 11224 1950 outlands 
  Lord Cormac has the bye





 griffith c  adrien device   griffith c 
Sir Griffith vs THL Adrien: Victor Sir Griffith 

 

 WilliamFlanagan  keridwenandrosoun   WilliamFlanagan 
Count Flannigan vs THL Dwen: Victor Count Flannigan

 

 giovannidisienna decimus retouch     giovannidisienna
Count Giovanni vs THL Decimus: Victor Count Giovanni

 

KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706   luciusavisiusseneca    KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706
Jarl Kolgrimr vs Lord Lucius: Victor Jarl Kolgrimr

 

 DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362 CormacADuinn Device Color 2008 07 11224 1950     DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362
Comte Jaxx vs Lord Cormac: Victor Comte Jaxx

 

   hawk  
Master Hawkrill had the Bye





 

This will be a double elimination bracket tournament. Round 1 will proceed thusly:

 

 griffith c adrien device 
Sir Griffith vs THL Adrien 

 

 WilliamFlanagan  keridwenandrosoun
Count Flannigan vs THL Dwen 

 

 giovannidisienna  decimus retouch
Count Giovanni vs THL Decimus 

 

 KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706 luciusavisiusseneca 
Jarl Kolgrimr vs Lord Lucius 

 

 DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362 CormacADuinn Device Color 2008 07 11224 1950 
Comte Jaxx vs Lord Cormac 

 

 hawk outlands 
Master Hawkrill gets the Bye 

 

Per his Majesties instructions Duke Bela vs Lord Corban will happen in Round 2

Good Morning Outlands,

We are live and reporting from the Crown Tournament field. Here are the entrants for today:

 

 BelaKos Device Color 2002 11 364 175 AnnadeApperleye Device Color 2007 06 228 1449
   Duke Bela Kos for Duchess Anna de Apperleye

 

DariusofJaxartes Device Color 2004 11 742 362 AnnaMactaggart Device Color 2005 06 230 110
  Count Darius of Jaxartes for Mistress Anna MacTaggart

 

giovannidisienna jeanne mariedubois
  Count Giovanni di Sienna for Mistress Jeanne-Marie Dubois

 

 WilliamFlanagan  drahomiravonaugsburg
  Count William Flanagan for Countess Drahomira von Augsburg

 

 KolgrimrOlafsson Device Color 2014 01 2737 1706  DanielledelaRochelle Device Color 2017 03 10669 2057
  Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson for Countess Danielle de La Rochelle

 

 hawk  NerissaDellaBadessa Device Color 2012 04 11347 2048
  Master Hawk Rill Hunnybun for Mistress Nerissa Della Badessa

 

 griffith c marija c
  Sir Griffith Atte Dernedyngle for Lady Marija Zuzoric

 

 keridwenandrosoun massimilianopontieridalsasso
THL Keridwen Andersdottir for Master Masimilliano Pontieri Dal Sasso 

 

 adrien device  GabrielRobertson Device Color 2015 12 11222 1942
  THL Adrien De Calais for Sir Gabriel Robertsson

 

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THL Decimus Modius Varro for Lady Oppia Vopisca 

 

 CormacADuinn Device Color 2008 07 11224 1950  kalala
  Lord Cormac O'Dunne for Lady Kalala bint Yehuda

 

 CorbinMaculagh TaythenMaculagh Device Color 2015 07 10918 1886 
  Lord Corban Maculagh for Lady Taythen Maculagh

 

 luciusavisiusseneca  Rhowyn
  Lord Lucius Avisius Seneca for Lady Rhowyn Miranda Magee


Good luck!


 

Herein lies the court report for Here There Be Dragons

It was a veritably balmy day in the Shire of Plattefordham when Good Queen Ansteys’ court began. First off, the children on site came forward to present Her Majesty with a fan they had made for her earlier that day. Our Queen used that fan for the rest of court and at times at dinner.
-Her Majesty then gave tokens to all those for whom it was their first event or first even in the Outlands.
-Argyle the Strong was called forward and was given his Award of Arms.
-Lord Artair spoke of the victors in the rapier list, as well as a raffle.
-Lord Minamoto Ryuutaro spoke of the victors in the heavy list.
-Sir Mavrikii Andronikov was made a Companion of the Argent Hart.
-Lady Nonna, the event’s autocrat, presented tribute to Her Majesty from the Shire.
-Lady Nonna and a couple other ladies gave gifts of spiffy hats and cloaks to a few certain young gentlemen who have shown themselves as always being kind and helpful.
- Lord Stephan McCarty and Mistress Christina McCarty were both awarded Trefoils for their Service to Plattefordham.
- Lord Fjolverker was called forward and “Happy Birthday” was sung to him by everyone.
- Zeta Bruna was given an AoA for her continued helpfulness to the shire, especially in working the gate (one of Her Majesty’s particular joys).
- Lord Zvir, the Shire Seneschal, had several presentations, including thanking the young men who served water to the fighters earlier in the day.
- Lady Katarina of Plattefordham was made a Companion of the Trefoil for her service to the Shire.
- Sir Mavrikii and Sir Kaleriia presented Our Queen a pouch of memories from the Celebration of Artemisia’s 20th Year.
- Lord Thomas Marston made gifts of three small quivers to three children who shot archery that day.
- Thrain of Plattefordham was made a Promise of the Outlands.
Her Majesty invited one and all to Battlemoor and then Her court was closed. Everyone then had a lovely potluck feast and enjoyed the camaraderie of their fellow gentlefolk.

Faithfully reported,
Matilda Seton
Blue Iris Herald
Kingdom Court Report July 15th-16th ASLI (2017), Highlands Rapier Camp and War Collegium, Barony of Aarquelle

Herein lies the court report for Highlands Rapier Camp and War Collegium.

The radiance of the Saturday morning sunshine was a welcome sight, and all fears that a much anticipated event would be ruined by the weather evaporated with the morning dew and the last few puddles of mud.

His Majesty bid welcome to the populace and shared with them his eager enthusiasm for all the day had to bring. Some announcements were made about schedule additions and updates for the day, as well as about some classes to look forward to at Battlemoor, which will be held on the same site. Baron and Baroness Aarquelle begged leave of His Majesty to open court, wherein they created the premiers of several new orders. With that inspiring business complete the populace was sent forth to learn, have fun, and generally enjoy the beautiful day.

The day was filled with classes for all interests and the mood of the populace gathering for court was one of contentment and well earned exhaustion.

Court resumed with some announcements of other wonderful events to come. Baron and Baroness Aarquelle then once again requested to resume their court, and created premiers for several more of their new orders. The Autocrats of the event requested the ear of the populace to thank them for coming and His Majesty, as well as the assembled Barons and Baronesses took the occasion to thank the autocrats and their staff with gifts of largesse and praise. Aarquelle’s Baronial court was recessed, and Kingdom court resumed. At that moment His Majesty called forth Fiona of Aarquelle, and with great words of her good works He did award her arms. The Barony of Unser Hafen then begged a moment from His Majesty and opened their court in which announcements were made and awards given. Kingdom court resumed again. The Honorable Lady Zafirah and her Countess Magge were called before His Majesty to respectively release and accept the office of Kingdom Exchequer. Next, his Majesty requested the presence of Lord Ciarán Brocc, and after recognizing his steadfast service and contributions as a Herald, awarded him a Stag’s Heart. There were a few more announcements and then Mistress Elena was called forth to give account of the Captain of the Silver Tyne tourney, who was found to be Brenden. Finally, His Majesty demanded the presence of Lord Gaius Furious Marius, and after words of his constancy, excellence, and prowess, created him as a Thane of the Iron Hart. Court was recessed, and the populace was encouraged to enjoy the hot water, dancing, songs, stars, and all planned and unplanned activities for the evening.

A brief court was held Sunday morning to once again thank everyone for coming and advise about the activities of the day. Brenden, newest Captain of the Silver Tyne was awarded his Silver Tyne for his excellence on the field, and with it, his Award of Arms. Court was closed with a resounding cry of Outlands pride.

Dutifully submitted,
THL Pettronella Pártaszövõ
One of the Blue Iris Herald’s Staff
Words from our local Seneschals

                                                                                                            For the month of: June 2017

Aarquelle                                                                           Seneschal: Generica McKenna

Weekly, we have between 20 and 40 people at fighter practice; about 5-12 are armored, 3-6 are rapier and the rest are working on A&S, planning or just socializing. Count Robert’s monthly tournaments are part of the draw. Having a regular, nonthreatening, but still challenging goal seems to work. Our A&S nights are similar; a solid mix of projects, lessons, planning and socializing – drawing from and beyond Aarquelle. I believe actively encouraging this sort of diversity is helping us grow.

Upcoming events:

                  14-16 July ~ Highlands Rapier Camp and War Collegium (Buena Vista)

                  30 September ~ Aarquelle Defender

                  13 January 2018 ~ Viking Vinter Vonderlandt

 

al-Barran                                                                           Seneschal: Melodia Shaw

June is a quiet month for al-Barran. We have autocrats for Day of A&S (Lord Hardwin)and Toys 4 Tots (Lord Alexander) completing the year of events for the Barony. We are accepting bids and plans for Spring 2018 Crown Tournament. Planning is ongoing for Nock on Wood and Champions.

I am almost done with a revised event form and handbook for al-Barran, I am hoping this will help autocrats with their duties.

Upcoming events:

                  22 July ~ Nock on Wood

22-24 September ~ al-Barran Champions

16-17 December ~ al-Barran Midwinter and War Practice

10-11 March 2018 ~ Crown Tournament

 

Blackwater Keep                                                  Seneschal: Devon Nightshade

We continue to progress; we have monthly business meetings, twice monthly A&S meetings and weekly fighter practices. We are going to be participating in both the Roosevelt and Curry County Fairs, and doing a demo at the Peanut Valley Festival.

Our new Knight Marshal, Lord Corwin, is planning to build up the Shire loaner gear and continuing to offer instruction and help with armoring. We have three new people learning to fight.

Upcoming events:

                  21-22 October ~ Peanut Valley Festival DEMO

                 

Blaiddwyn                                                                        Seneschal: Gerlin von Tiesenhausen

Summer Hiatus

Upcoming events:

August ~ Fall Welcome Back demo

Bryngalou                                                                                          Seneschal: Kveldulfr Valbrandsson

We have had new interest in our Shire, and new people have been coming to fighter practice and participating in meetings. We had a Shire tournament with a great turnout and a local member is starting a garb making business. We had one new name and device submission.

We are working on plans for Battlemoor, and finding an open date and site for Mountain Pas.

Upcoming events:

                 

Caer Galen                                                                       Seneschal:

 

Upcoming events:

                  28-30 July ~ Enduro

                  15 October ~ Caer Galen Toys for Tots

                  9 December ~ Caer Galen Midwinter

 

Caerthe                                                                                 Seneschal: Gauvain Eisenbein

 

Upcoming events:

15-17 September ~ Caerthen Champions

14 October ~ Stag’s Emprise

21 October ~ Stag’s Con

22 October ~ Queen’s Prize

5-6 May 2018 ~ Coronation

 

Citadel of the Southern Pass           Seneschal: Aoife Ruadh inghean Ragnaill

June was a very busy month for the Citadel as a whole, as preparations for the July fighting event (Hastilude) were heavily underway. Officer meetings are well attended and each of the major positions took responsibility for their corresponding areas in coordinating events at Hastilude. Fighter practices are well attended, and our Knight Marshal continues to focus on teaching newcomers the basics and skills related to long-term interest and growth in the martial aspect of the game. Archery remains incredibly well attended--- and the new Wednesday practice for Rapier is growing. Caelix Harmoniae continues to grow and expand the choral repertoire, to include instruments. One of our members has begun a scribal guild, headed by HL Edmund, and many members are enjoying learning illumination and the basics of calligraphy.

The Baron and Baroness continue to maintain a warm and open-door policy with all members. I believe the newcomers benefit from this approach and many are showing interest in becoming deputies or officers. Offices open for application include: Chronicler and Herald.

Upcoming events:

6 January 2018 ~ Twelfth Night

Draca Mor                                                                                 Seneschal: Saeunn Hrafndottir

The Shire has been working on consistent Shire Gatherings including fighter practice and/or A&S, at alternating locations to provide opportunities for all of the members in our large geographic area. Our Shire is strong in A&S, with many members engaged in independent projects.

Ladies Rhowyn and Giovanna are looking for teachers for A&S and fighting for The Mor You Know 2.

Upcoming events:

30 Sept – 1 Oct ~ The Mor You Know 2

 

Dragonsspine                                                            Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall

Dragonsspine is doing well. Folks are working well together and enjoying the summer events. Champions was a fun event, and we were all surprised with the number of archers that showed up for the archery segment on Sunday. We are looking forward to Rapier Camp, Crown and Battlemoor.

   
Upcoming events:

                  11 November ~ Holiday Bazaar

                  2 December ~ Baronial A&S

                  27 January 2018 ~ Candlemas

 

Drygestan                                                                                           Seneschal: Christine Woyade

This past month the Shire hosted Drystone and the Company of St Martin Collegium. Many folks had fun, and we made some new contacts and possibly new recruits. We are still having regular armored combat practices and A&S. We are beginning to have regular rapier practices.

We are now turning our attention to the Santa Fe Renaissance Festival from 15-18 September, and should be a great time. We have autocrats for ComicCon and for a demo at Warehouse 21.

Upcoming events:

                  15 July ~ Warehouse 21 DEMO

15-18 September ~ Santa Fe Renaissance Faire DEMO

 

Fontaine dans Sable                                       Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas

June was busy for Fontaine. We held a demo at the Farmington Public Library, followed the next weekend by our Medieval Fare and Demo to raise funds and donations for the food pantry. The library has enjoyed our demos enough that they continue to invite us to do more. Both events were delightful and well received.

July 9th will be tournament weekend: archery tournament at 10AM, rapier and possibly heavies at 1PM. San Juan County Fair demo will include: fighting, combat archery, drumming, dancing, arts and sciences.

Upcoming events:

18-19 August ~ San Juan County Fair DEMO

29September – 2 October ~ Warders of the Western Gate

 

Gleann Medonach                                              Seneschal: Michaela Kunrat

Nothing new to report

Upcoming events:

 

Hawk’s Hollow                                                         Seneschal: Grellan O'Conchobhair

All upcoming events are now listed on the Kingdom calendar. Venues have been discussed for future Kingdom level events. Letters of interest are open for both Seneschal (vacant at Battlemoor) and Herald. Planning is well underway for several demos over the next couple of months.

Upcoming events:

                  6 August ~ St Sebastian’s Archery Tournament

                  7-10 September ~ Estes Park Scottish / Irish Festival DEMO

                  15-16 September ~ Northglenn Pirate Fest DEMO

 

Nahrun Kabirun                                                    Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana

A&S and fighter practices are still going on regularly. Planning for upcoming events is going smoothly. We are nearly prepared for Coronation, and are just awaiting the results of Crown Tournament to finalize planning. Planning is underway for Clann Wars, Las Cruces Renaissance Faire and even next year’s Siege of the City as well as some fundraising ideas.

New members and interest in the shire is still growing.

Upcoming events:

18-20 August ~ Clann Wars

                  11-12 November ~ Coronation

23-25 March 2018 ~ Siege of the City

 

Plattefordham                                                           Seneschal: Zvir L’vov syn Gorin

The Shire is doing very well; we made it through Northern Realms War without incident and had a very good turnout. We now prepare for our close to home event of Dragons. We are also still putting together a demo for our local libraries. Inventory of Shire property is ongoing, and we are putting new classes together.

Upcoming events:

                  21-23 July ~ Here There be Dragons

 

Ram’s Keep                                                                    Seneschal:

The group is dormant.

 

Ravenhyrst                                                                     Seneschal: Anrique de Braga

Nothing new to report.

Upcoming events:

 

Rio de las Animas                                               Seneschal: Geua filia Guy

The Shire is preparing for Defender of the Silver Pass which takes place the last weekend in July. The equipment has been staged and is ready for the event. The autocrat, Ronan na f-Facille mac Connail is on top of things.

Fighter practice is being well attended. People are working on art projects. Success in heraldry submissions. The website is great.

SPOTLIGHT: The quartermaster has our equipment well in hand and beautifully organized. It is never easy to keep everyone putting things back in their places.

Upcoming events:

28-30 July ~ Defender of the Silver Pass

 

Scola Metallorum                                                Seneschal: Istvan

Summer hiatus

Upcoming events:

 

Saint Golias                                                                    Seneschal: Niccolo

Summer hiatus

Upcoming events:

                 

Unser Hafen                                                                 Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson

Unser Hafen is doing well. We now have a new heavy and fencing marshal, so we can host official fighter practices in Greely, which is about 45 minutes away from where we normally host them, to be more convenient for some populace members.

We wrapped up a new event, with a first time autocrat, which went very smoothly. We are looking forward to Crown Tournament in August and Newcomers in early October.

Upcoming events:

                  11-13 August 2017 ~ Crown Tournament

                  7 October ~ Unser Hafen Newcomers ~ Myths and Monsters

 

White Mountain                                                     Seneschal: Mingus O’Brien

The group is quiet during summer.

Upcoming events:

 

Windkeep                                                                         Seneschal: Gwenhwyvar ferch Tewdrig

 

Upcoming events:

                  23 September ~ Windkeep Defender

 
Herein lies the court report for Caer Galen Defender.

Saturday morning in the bright mountain morning, Their Royal Majesties saw fit to award THL Konrad von Alpirsbach with an Argent Hart for his various artistic endeavors. They also gave word-fame to Baroness Keridwen Andersdottir by making her a Companion of the Fallen Snow. Both lovely scrolls were made by THL Cecilia Caterina da Firenze.

After a monsoon deluge (causing much close-quarters merriment), afternoon court was had. The Windhover Bard, Lady Isabel la Biche d’Hiver was made a Companion of the Argent Hart (scroll by Lady Leticia Attewode). Lord Ketill Geirason (aka Kjeld) was given a Stag’s Heart for his service to Caer Galen and the Outlands (scroll by Mistress Katrin von Hohenzollern).

His Majesty declared that Letters of Intent for consideration for the upcoming Crown Tournament are due by 11:59pm on July 26th. Court was closed and a lovely evening of bardic and revelry commenced.

Faithfully recounted,
Matilda Seton
Blue Iris Herald
Herein lies the court report for Drystone/St. Martin’s Collegium.

Saturday morning was beautiful and peaceful in the mountains above Drygestan. Her Royal Majesty awarded Lady Michaela de Montgomery a Trefoil for her steadfast service to the Shire of Drygestan (scroll is a work in progress). She then allowed the Autocrat, THL Erchambaut and the Class Coordinator, Sir Rowland, some time to announce the days activities. Her Majesty then took a moment to tell us of her morning contemplation. As our Queen listened to the early morning birdsong and gazed upon the trees, she noticed the evidence left behind of those not of our ilk who had used these lands before, and it caused Her Majesty great sadness. She asked her people to make special effort to leave the site cleaner than we found it. I saw with mine own eyes Outlanders of all ages doing this thing the rest of the event.

Classes were held and much learning and sharing of knowledge and philosophy happened. Camaraderie and festivity happened in the afternoon, with a bardic then drumming and dancing.

The setting for Sunday morning’s court was as beautiful as Saturday’s. Mikhailo of al-Barran was made a Companion of the Golden Pheon to much acclaim (scroll by Lady Gianina), and Mistress Brigitta Olavsdotter of Kiel was made a Companion of the Stag and Chalice for her longstanding service to the Kingdom (scroll by Mistress Monika. The Shire of Drygestan presented Her Majesty with a goodly amount of cunningly wrought gifts to be used as largesse. THL Iohann made an announcement about the upcoming Stag’s Emprise event.

Please accept this humble herald’s apologies for waiting so long to send this missive. I shall endeavor to be more timely in the future.

Belatedly reported,
Matilda Seton
Blue Iris Herald
Herein please find the court report for Northern Realms War.


My boundless gratitude to Sir Felix Sniumi for heralding His Majesty’s court.

Jeri of Plattefordham received her Award of Arms.
Vingthor Ragnarson received his Award of Arms.

Both scrolls were by Don Michael M’Quilline.

By all accounts the event was delightful, fun and welcoming. Glory and joy was shared by all.

Faithfully recounted,
Matilda Seton
Blue Iris Herald

For the month of: May  2017

Aarquelle                                                                           Seneschal: Generica McKenna

We’re a BARONY now !!

The monthly tourneys are very well attended. This was a great idea, and it's doing a lot to help our fighters work as a unit, draw in visitors at the park and give people a reason to get excited once a month. We generally have 30+ people at fighter practices in the center of the barony.  We have members returning after a long absence and new members as well. There are newly authorized fighters.  We are working on ways of supporting the outer edges of the Barony, as well. We're working on ways to stream meetings and A&S.

Upcoming events:

                  14-16 July ~ Highlands Rapier Camp and War Collegium (Buena Vista)

                  30 September ~ Aarquelle Defender

                  13 January 2018 ~ Viking Vinter Vonderlandt



al-Barran                                                                           Seneschal: Melodia Shaw

 May was a big month for al-Barran as it was Grand Outlandish time. The event went well with over 400 people in attendance. The site for Outlandish has had many upgrades this year including: permanent Showers, a bridge on the melee field, a hydration station, and many new gates to campsites. With the Barony's volunteers for labor and the donations of materials much has been accomplished.  I would like to congratulate Lady Beletumara and Sir Fierien on a great event!

We have decided to continue doing the al-Thing at the Boys and Girls club. We will also be having 2 mini events to help pay for the site, and to keep the costs down, we have agreed to do an hour class a month for the Club

Upcoming events:

                  22 July ~ Knock on Wood

22-24 September ~ al-Barran Champions

16-17 December ~ al-Barran Midwinter and War Practice

10-11 March 2018 ~ Crown Tournament



Blackwater Keep                                                  Seneschal: Devon Nightshade

 Group continues business much as usual. We continue to have monthly meetings. Due to folks being busy and the heat we've had fewer fighter practices. We continue to have about two A&S meetings a month and folks continue to work on A&S related projects.  We will be participating in the both the Curry and Roosevelt County fairs with static displays and we will be having our Peanut Valley Festival demo again this October.

Upcoming events:

                 

Blaiddwyn                                                                        Seneschal: Gerlin von Tiesenhausen

 Summer Hiatus

Look forward to the return of a Masked Ball in the form of a Dance Macabre!  We are looking for other spaces on campus to hold fighter practices and will be updating the website.

Upcoming events:

August ~ Fall Welcome Back demo

Bryngalou                                                                                          Seneschal: Kveldulfr Valbrandsson

Things are going well in the Shire.  We gathered this month for a potluck/meeting and discussed many exciting ideas for activities and general merry making.

Mayday went very well! We had a good turnout with friends from elsewhere and some new faces interested in learning more about us.  Mountain Pas is definitely coming again this year, though we have not nailed down a date yet.  We have begun looking at events for next year, as well. 

Upcoming events:

                   

Caer Galen                                                                       Seneschal: Keridwen Andersdottir

  Caer Galen is gearing up for a busy summer and fall season. 

This will be my final communique as Baronial Seneschal.  As I look over the past 2.5 years, I can see that while I made mistakes, I also learned from them, and fixed things where I could. I have *amazing* volunteers who helped me and supported me. The Barony did not explode into a huge dumpster fire, and for that, I feel somewhat responsible. I will be stepping down at Defender, and Rowenna will take up the burden. I am certain she will do an *amazing* job.  Thank you for believing in me.

Upcoming events:

                  7-9 July 2017 ~ Caer Galen Defender

                  28-30 July ~ Enduro

                  15 October ~ Caer Galen Toys for Tots

                  9 December ~ Caer Galen Midwinter



Caerthe                                                                                 Seneschal: Gauvain Eisenbein

The populace is preparing to attend summer events.  Planning and preparation are well underway for several Kingdom level events in the fall. 

Upcoming events:

15-17 September ~ Caerthen Champions

14 October ~ Stag’s Emprise

21 October ~ Stag’s Con

5-6 May 2018 ~ Coronation



Citadel of the Southern Pass           Seneschal: Aoife Ruadh inghean Ragnaill

 May in the Citadel can be summed up with two words: Event Preparation. Team Citadel was very busy with activity and preparation for our Mayday event (May 14th) and Grand Outlandish. Additionally, the barony spent time catching up on the planning for our upcoming Hastilude event. Attendance at Mayday also allowed a chance to celebrate the mothers in the barony, as Her Excellency Elieth hosted a Mother’s Day Tea. Throughout the Mayday event, 45 barony members (including 13 children) made an appearance or spent the day celebrating.  Their Excellencies and other members of the populace did attend the neighboring Shire of Nahrun's Quarterly Persona Feast.

Citadel remains solid in consistent attendance and active engagement by current members. The A&S nights, including Clothiers Guild, are well-attended— under the guidance of Their Excellencies Tariq and Elieth and THL Edmund, plans were approached to begin a Scribal Guild. On the martial side, the Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday fighter practices are regularly attended and our fighters proved they are at the top of their game at the Grand Outlandish tournaments. The Brewers Guild is in the process of updating policies/charters to clarify some structural procedures and help the group grow. Unsurprisingly, the archery program is still boasting a rather large attendance, and the partnership with the City of El Paso Museum of Archeology is creating opportunities to meet many members of the public. We continue to get newcomers from this program and it will be up to the leaders of the various activities to maintain the interest of these contacts and help them translate to memberships and activity.

The Seneschal’s office is undertaking the creation of an event planning class, specifically geared to the distinctive flavor of activities of the El Paso area and participants (unique aspects and traditions of Citadel).

Upcoming events:

7-9 July ~ Hastilude



Draca Mor                                                                                 Seneschal: Saeunn Hrafndottir

 On May 12th-14th, the Shire held a Demo at the Grand Junction Renaissance Fair. We have acquired two new Shire folk. One just turned 18 and has been waiting for years to come of age to be able to fight in the SCA and another relocated here from Rio de las Animas, we are delighted to have both of them join our family!

The shire folk continue to have many independent A&S projects in the works! Lady Muirenn ingen Ui Thaidc has boldly stepped up to the daunting post of Web Minister and through much hard work and study has been working on getting The Shire's web site up to date!  Discuss local A&S days to get new members up and running. Working to increase opportunities for fighter practices since members are spread out geographically.

Upcoming events:

30 Sept – 1 Oct  ~ The Mor You Know 2



Dragonsspine                                                            Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall

 The group is doing well, with no problems at this time. 

Dragonsspine has new Chronicler and A&S officers

Final reports are in for Carnival of Venice and Coronation; both events went well We are working on putting an event together to benefit a local charity.

   
Upcoming events:

                  4 November ~ Holiday Bazaar



Drygestan                                                                                           Seneschal: Christine Woyade

At our fighter practices, we are having good numbers and organized classes each night. Our new Knight Marshall is doing a great job.

June 23 we will be hosting Drystone III and St Martin's Collegium up in the mountains above the Shire. Drystone is moving along and should be a good time. The new site is mapped, the autocrat team is hard at work, and Sir Rowland has done a great job with the class schedule.  We look forward to a great event.

Upcoming events:

                  23-26 June ~ Drystone III and St Martin’s Collegium

15-18 September ~ Santa Fe Renaissance Faire DEMO



Fontaine dans Sable                                       Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas

 May was a quiet month for baronial activities. We started Gab n Garb back up on the 3rd Saturday, and it had a fair showing in May. Wednesday Medieval Muster has been consistently attended, though few heavy fighters have been attending. The A&S officer and the Largesse guild leader have had regular activities for the non-fighters.

Fontaine has 3 demos coming in the next 2 months. Our first demo will be at the Farmington Public Library on Thursday, June 15. The theme of the Library Teen Zone activity for the week is Medieval, so we were invited to demonstrate the fighting and arts and sciences aspects of the Middle Ages. We will demonstrate light and heavy fighting, as well as weaving and possibly illumination and calligraphy.


The next demo is our Medieval Faire and Demo in Aztec, NM on Saturday, June 17. This event serves as our Toy Box, so it is a charity drive for the local Food Pantry. The autocrat of the event is Wyolet Bertrem. It will include a Rapier Tournament, Heavy Tournament, and Archery Tournament the following day, along with demonstrations of various types of A&S and children's activities.



The last demo will be August 18 and 19 at the San Juan County Fair. We were invited to demo in the coliseum. We will be calling on Rio and al-Barran for additional fighters, drummers, dancers, and artisans to make this demo as large as possible.


Upcoming events:

17 June ~ Toy Box Medieval Fare DEMO

18-19 August ~ San Juan County Fair DEMO



Gleann Medonach                                              Seneschal: Michaela Kunrat

Nothing new to report

Upcoming events:



Hawk’s Hollow                                                         Seneschal: Grellan O'Conchobhair

Highland Games and Pirate Festival demo preparation has begun, as has work on St Sebastian’s.  All is going well.  We are looking forward to the upcoming events, and excitement to participate is in the air.

Letters of interest are being accepted for Seneschal.

Upcoming events:

                  6 August ~ St Sebastian’s Archery Tournament

                  7-10 September ~ Estes Park Scottish / Irish Festival DEMO

                  15-16 September ~ Northglenn Pirate Fest DEMO



Nahrun Kabirun                                                    Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana

 

Things are still going very well, attendance for all group functions is still high. Member activity continues to be in very good standing.  I am very proud of how the shire is continuing forward.  Most things are handled without issue, and happily.



Discussion for farmer's market demo and possible demo at the farmer's market night time event and the for the Las Cruces renaissance fair



Upcoming events:

18-20 August ~ Clann Wars

                  11-12 November 2017 ~ Coronation



Plattefordham                                                           Seneschal: Zvir L’vov syn Gorin

Had our May tournament here; it went well. The entrance fee was a prize for someone else. The top winner got to pick first of the prizes, the second place second and so on down the line. So everyone got something.  

Talked about building a BC, and creating new comer pins - Lord Thomas had some prices and decided to look into pricing at one of the local shops first.

First, we are getting ready for Norther Realms War and our local event of Here There Be Dragons.

Upcoming events:

                  22-25 June ~ Northern Realms War

                  21-23 July ~ Here There be Dragons



Ram’s Keep                                                                    Seneschal:

The group is dormant.



Ravenhyrst                                                                     Seneschal: Anrique de Braga

 Nothing new to report.

Upcoming events:



Rio de las Animas                                               Seneschal: Geua filia Guy

 The shire is doing well.  The shire recently celebrated the life of Baron Gerhardt.  We held a heavy tourney in his honor, as well as the archery course.

Fighter practice is active and well attended.  We are busy with individual A&S projects. Herald consults are up to date.  Some new members who have gained and moved for the summer with one having transferred to Draca Mor; letters of introduction have been supplied.

     

Planning for our Defender is well in hand.



Upcoming events:

28-30 July ~ Defender of the Silver Pass



Scola Metallorum                                                Seneschal: Istvan

Summer hiatus

Upcoming events:



Saint Golias                                                                    Seneschal: Niccolo

 Summer hiatus

Upcoming events:

                 

Unser Hafen                                                                 Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson

 We are rolling along with an active fighting community, active equestrians and support for our autocrats.  We have started posting notes from the business meeting on our website.

We had a great showing at Condotierri to support Sir Felix. We have a date for our Newcomers event this fall.   Of Wind and Fire is ready to go, and Crown Tournament planning is going smoothly.

Upcoming events:

                  30 June – 2 July ~ Of Fire and Wind

11-13 August 2017 ~ Crown Tournament



White Mountain                                                     Seneschal: Mingus O’Brien

The group is quiet during summer.

Upcoming events:



Windkeep                                                                         Seneschal: Gwenhwyvar ferch Tewdrig

  We brought out the flyers again. We moved fighter practice outside and it's been attended, when weather permits - even with the day of the week changed. Armoring is well attended. Members are donating largess to kingdom.

Otherwise, we are working on Windkeep Defender in Sept.



Upcoming events:

                  23 September ~ Windkeep Defender

Unto all who come by these letters, do I, Angus Reid MacFarlane, White Stag Principal Herald, send Greetings!

Let it be known far and wide that Their Royal Majesties conducted the following business at Grand Outlandish, on May 27th, in the year AS 52 (Being 2017 in the Common Reckoning of Years.

The Event Stewards shared words with Their Royal Majesties regarding the site and event.

Don Gaston de Sepulveda was summoned forth to return the Princess Protector Regalia to the Crown.

New Ladies, Queen’s Guard, King’s Guard, and the Largess Coordinator were invested as members of the Royal Retinue.

Tears of joy were shed by many as Their Royal Majesties bestowed a Court Barony upon Sir Dennis the Wright!

For his fantastic theatrics while falling in battle, Lord Jorgen Joregenson (known as Ja Jorgenson) was admitted into the Order of the Fallen Snow

Fedelm was given an Award of Arms (a second one...whoops!)

Lord Rafael Fernando Montes de Castillo gave an event announcement.

Their Excellencies of the Citadel of the Southern Pass bestowed a rattan banjo into the hands of a gentle as part of a bit of business from their predecessor.

Baron Aarquelle stood and made announcements about Battlemoor (while handing out some collectable cards!)

Lucrezia de Carducci and Gregor Malakov, wife and then husband received an Award of Arms!

Mistress Rose and Lady Aleathia presented a donation of largess to His Royal Majesty.

Lady Olivia Solís de Luján was commanded into His Majesties Presence, where she was admitted into the Order of the Stag’s Blood for her skill in battle.

A back scroll was read and given to Lord Torgoth of al-Barran for his Award of Arms.

Lord Alexander of Lancaster was summoned forth by His Royal Majesty...followed immediately by the Order of the Chivalry as he was offered admittance into the Order.

On Sunday, May 28th, Their Majesties conducted the following business.

Staros of Helicon was offered admittance into the Order of the Chivalry!!!

Thus concludes Their Royal Majesties’ business at Grand Outlandish.

As always, any mistakes found within this missive are solely the errors of this herald and in no way a reflection on Their Royal Majesties.

In Service to the Crown,

Angus Reid MacFarlane

White Stag Principal Herald
Herein please find the report of the Kingdom courts at the Condottieri event, hosted by the Barony of Caerthe May 26-29, 2017.

Saturday morning-

-Her Majesty exchanged fealty oaths with those peers and populace who wished to.
-THL Estefania de las Yegua and Lord Louchelan de Hay were inducted into the Queen’s Guard.
-His Excellency, Sir Alasdair MacDubhghaill the Scot was made a Venerable Guard.
-The Queen’s own daughter, Katherine le Fayre atte Watere was invested as Princess Royale.

Saturday evening –

-Various landed nobles were not present when Her Majesty’s court began. Please know that is not at all because they were negligent in their duties, but that there was a miscommunication about the processional. Once they arrived, they were welcomed by Her Majesty the Queen.
-Her Majesty noted that there were over 20 horses participating in the equestrian activities.
-Master Avram syn Osvetoslavl’ was released (with great thanks) as Kingdom Scribe, and THL Perryn Coelbrant was sworn in.
-Lady Illaria Joye was made a Companion of the Argent Hart.
-Sir Ronan Supelach was made a Defender of the White Scarf. (Trivia question – without looking it up, can you name the other knights that are also White Scarves?)
-I was about to close Her Majesty’s court, when she, struck with inspiration, demanded that her Champion, Lord Iohann der Fuchs, attend her. Queen Ansteys gave wordfame to Iohann’s actions at Her Favor tourney, where he asked that anyone entering the tourney should go through him first. She praised his character and virtue. While speaking, the Order of Chivalry quietly came forward to kneel behind Johann. Her Majesty the Queen then offered admittance to that august order to Lord Iohann. (Answer to be given at a later date.)

Sunday evening –

-Her Majesty the Queen deigned to give her poor herald a break and announced herself in the processional. She then received the Princess Royale and her Barons and Baronesses as they rode into court on horseback.
-The Barony of Caer Galen announced their new Equestrian Champion, a fellow named Malcolm who was attending his first event. I, myself, witnessed his fine horsemanship earlier in the event.
-The Baron and Baroness of Unser Hafen presented Her Majesty with beautifully illuminated scroll blanks.
-The Kingdom Chronicler, Lady Annika Hoglund, announced the winners of the Blackfox Awards. It is my hope she posts those names soon, as I did not transcribe them, although it seems that Dragonsspine is very lucky to have their award-winning Chronicler.
-An announcement was made about an upcoming Science Fair, organized by Mistress Arcadia and Don Robert. Further details are forthcoming.
-Lord Rino handed out medals to three Outlanders whose IKAC scores exceeded all others. THL Konrad, Lady Dairenn, and Lord Ubertino were those fine archers.
-Her Majesty, Queen Ansteys announced she had received word from Grand Outlandish Tournament that King Lief had offered admittance to the Order of Chivalry to Lord Alexander of Lancaster. The crowd cheered.

Respectfully submitted,
Matilda Seton
Blue Iris Herald

Herein lies the report of the Coronation Court of King Lief III and Queen Ansteys –

The Coronation ceremony proceeded with its usual pomp and circumstance!

-Duke Bela Kos was named as King’s Champion
-Lord Iohann der Fuchs was named as Queen’s Champion.
-Aidan Liefson was declared to be a Prince Royale and upon his brow was placed a circlet.
-Helena Liefson was declared to be a Princess Royale and upon her brow was placed a circlet.
-A change to Kingdom Law – moving the annual Warlord of the Outlands tournament to September or October.
-Their Majesties’ policy on photography of court was read (see separate post).
-Mistress Anne Bigod was made to be the Steward of the Royal Household.
-Mistress Melodia Shaw was invested as Head Lady-in-Waiting.
-Lord Alexander of Lancaster was made Captain of the Queen’s Guard.
-The Defenders of the White Scarf presented Her Majesty and Ladies of the Rose with a LOT of roses.
-His Majesty explained that although this is personally his first reign, there have been two other reigns in the Outlands with Kings named Leif. He sought counsel on the matter while he was Crown Prince, and received the blessing of House Ivarson to honor Duke Leif Ivarson (of blessed memory) by being the Third of that noble name.

Respectfully submitted,
Matilda Seton
Blue Iris Herald


Herein lies the report of the Saturday afternoon court of King Lief III and Queen Ansteys, at their Coronation event–

-Robert Magnus was recognized as a Count
-Magge Magnus was recognized as a Countess and inducted into the Order of the Rose
-The Stag Choir sang a lovely and lively song, to the great enjoyment of all
-Queen’s Guards were invested
-Ladies-in-Waiting were invested
-King’s Guards were invested. Please see the Outlands Website for the full lists.
-His Majesty increased the wordfame of Countess Gilliana, thanking her for the many items of clothing she had sent to him.
- White Stag Principal Herald came forward, Her Majesty formally retired as Gimlet Herald and Master Duncan Alastair MacRae was named as her replacement. Her Majesty gifted to Gimlet Herald a fine book about Crowns and Coronations.
-Mistress Sabiha al-Zarqa’ al-Karakiyya was made a Companion of the Golden Pheon for her skill at archery. The beautiful scroll was done by Leticia Attewode and was on papyrus.
-Master Mellitus Rouncivale and the rest of the Calontir Contingent made a presentation on behalf of the Crown of Calontir, and also extolled the generosity and hospitality of the people of the Outlands.
-Sir Bardolf Gunwaldtsson was named the Shield of Chivalry for his fine and honorable actions in Crown Tournament.
-The Order of Defense presented Her Majesty white roses and to each of the landed Baronesses some lovely flowers (I know not what kind they were).
-The autocrat, Mistress Kiara Loftus, made announcements and then was given a multitude of gifts to enjoy and to share with her staff.
-The members of the Order of the Laurel were called forward. Her Majesty declared that there was one that they wished to add to the Order, and then Her Majesty went into the crowd and brought forth The Honorable Lady Asenath de Winter. Her Ladyship was asked to choose a time to give her answer to the Crown. There was much rejoicing in the hall!

Dutifully proclaimed,
Matilda Seton
Blue Iris Herald

Herein lies a report of excitement at the Coronation Feast of King Lief III and Queen Ansteys –

During the first remove, Duke Bela, in his armor, entered the back of the hall. He said these words:

“I am Bela Kos of the Chippendales, knight of the society, Bone Duke of the Outlands and sworn Champion of King Lief the third.

If there be anyone, be they Jarl, Karl or Thrall,

who say that our Sovereign Lord, King Lief third by that name

is not the rightful King of the Outlands, I say that man lies like a false traitor

and I am ready to cross swords at any time to prove your treason.

Here is my gauntlet. Pick it up if you dare.”

Whereupon he threw down his gauntlet and gazed around the hall. Those feasting put down their knives. He nodded to his attendant, who picked up the gauntlet and gave it back to him. His Grace then moved to the middle of the hall and said this:

“If there be anyone, be they noble, freeman or slave,

Who denies that Lief Fairhair is not the undisputed King of the Outlands,

I call you villain and vermin, and I challenge you to a holmgang

Here is my gauntlet. Touch it and name your day of reckoning.”

Again the threw his gauntlet to the floor. Nobody moved. Again he nodded, again the attendant returned his gage. He moved to the front of the hall, standing before the head table, and said this:

“If there be any, of high degree or low,

Who rejects Lief Two-Swords as the True King of the Outlands,

I declare you to be a Nithing and challenge your existence in this hall.

Here is my gauntlet. Take it up, if you have any blood, and I will take it from you.”

His gauntlet was thrown a third time. No one dared breathe, for fear they might draw his gaze to themselves. After a pause, His Grace nodded, and was given his gauntlet. He then knelt before the King, pledging again his sword. His Majesty the King toasted Bela with a goblet shaped like a skull, and then gifted the goblet to His Grace. The hall resounded with cheers.

Also, as dessert was being served, Mistress Ursula Darcy and Earl Mika Longbow were called from the kitchen to the King’s table. The feast both pleased and thoroughly sated Their Majesties, and they proclaimed that Mistress Ursula will be their Royal Dapifer. There was much rejoicing.

Humbly reported,
Matilda Seton
Blue Iris Herald

 

Herein lies the report of Sunday’s court at the Coronation event of King Lief III and Queen Ansteys –

There were several small courts throughout the day, one before the tournaments began and one after each was done. Here is a list of the highlights of the business conducted.

-Lord Nazir was inducted into the King’s Guard.
-Don Aegeon the Actor won the right to be Protector of the Queen’s Heart.
-Jarl Freana Geardson was made the Rapier of Chivalry.
-Count Robert Magnus won the Queen’s Favor. He now bears one of Her Majesty’s sleeves, which were beautifully embroidered by Baroness Morgan Cheyney.
-Lord Gilbert le Verrat was made the Flower of Chivalry.
-Don Robert Hunteman won the honor to be the Queen’s Defender.
-Special notice was taken by Her Majesty that Lord Cormac O Duinn worked hard to be authorized to fight in all three tournaments. The Queen called him Iron Man.

The fighting throughout the day was honorable and chivalrous. There were pick-up fights and music and singing and joyful conversation. Many hands helped to take down and pack away things as the rain began in earnest.

Delightedly recalled,
Matilda Seton
Blue Iris Herald

Words from our local Seneschals

                                                                                                            For the month of: April 2017

Aarquelle                                                                           Seneschal: Generica McKenna

We pulled off Kingdom A&S. We made it through fire and ice to make Newcomers happen. We completed the investiture ceremony. Aarquelle is now a Barony.

Kingdom A&S was more successful than we ever imagined with more than 200 in attendance. The event was donation only with the proceeds to be split between a donation to the Boys and Girls club who let us have the site, the kingdom and our group. Newcomers was slated to be held in Beulah but the weather forecast was foul and we changed to Pueblo at the last minute, with about 150 in attendance. Aarquelle was invested as a Barony during morning court with Tiegr and Audrey as the first baron and baroness.

In 7 years, we moved from near dissolution to barony. We've gone from maybe 10 active members to more than 60. We have a vibrant A&S community, a solid mix of older and new fighters, our offices filled and people begging to become deputies. Our people are stepping up to work on a kingdom level, hosting events, staffing Battlemoor and considering offices. We are the heart of the stag.

Sir Needham is working with the heavy fighters to field an Aarquelle melee squad. Fighter practice has expanded to twice a week. Rapier is about to add a third practice as well. Villaleon has asked to join the Barony, dissolving their Shire. Our next challenge is to join forces and become one group covering SE Colorado. We're going to need to actively explore how to use social media, carpooling, innovative meeting schedules and a host of ideas to make sure every person in our group feels welcome, informed, valuable and wanted no matter where in the Barony they reside. It's a welcome challenge. We love these people; it's going to take thought and work to make it happen.

Upcoming events:

                  14-16 July ~ Highlands Rapier Camp and War Collegium (Buena Vista)



al-Barran                                                                           Seneschal: Melodia Shaw

Our Monthly meeting on April 30, was held specifically for the people we met the day before at the ren faire. We had 10 new people show up. This is a pretty good showing compared to past years. 

  The Albuquerque Ren Faire went well considering the weather which included, snow, rain cold temps and wind. We had 87 people from the barony show up to help and approximately 3500 people at the fair.

Outlandish is almost ready. We have one more cleanup. The autocrat for Midwinter has been pick and the event is on the Kingdom Calendar.

Upcoming events:

                  25-29 May ~ Grand Outlandish

                  22 July ~ Knock on Wood

22-24 September ~ al-Barran Champions

16-17 December ~ al-Barran Midwinter and War Practice

10-11 March 2018 ~ Crown Tournament



Blackwater Keep                                                  Seneschal: Devon Nightshade

We held one event and continue to have fighter practices and A&S Meetings. At our Collegium and Defender event we had 13 newcomers and at our last fighter practice we had two new folks who want to learn to fight.

At our Collegium and Defender Tourney on April 15th Samilya (Shirlynn Hudspeth) taught a class on common female Anglo-Saxon grave goods, Thyri (Kara Richey) taught a class on Kumihimo cording, Airt (Art Scott) taught a class on beginning archery, how to make bows and arrows. During the month of April Samilya taught a class on SCA scrolls and Dagrun (Katrina Priestley) taught a class on viking wire jewelry.

Lots of folks worked hard to make our event a success:
Lyra (Nannette Arden) made cloth buttons, Hudd de Peth (Thomas Hudspeth) made four scrolls based on the Codex Manesse, Thyri (Kara Richey) made the cord for the prize, Curran (Mike Hernadez) made the site tokens (small swords and boffer swords on lanyards), Hrothgar (Wayne Painter) feast, Dagrun (Katrina Priestley) feast, (Emily, Conrad, and Carl) feast helpers, (Conrad Laun) chain mail napkin holders.  Several of our members received awards from the Crown at our event.




Upcoming events:

We will be participating in both the Roosevelt County Fair with a static display and the Curry County Fair with a static display and a fighting demo.



Blaiddwyn                                                                        Seneschal: Gerlin von Tiesenhausen

 In April Blaiddwyn held one populace meeting, which was converted into a "Not-So-Medieval" Movie Night. It was well attended. We also discussed plans for the upcoming fall semester and the Blaiddwyn Bannerette tournament we are co-sponoring at Grand Outlandish this year.

  The spring semester is now over and Blaiddwyn will be going into haitus for the summer months of June and July. We will resume early August in preparations for the Fall Welcome Back days in late August(days yet unknown), and possible Pack Games the weekend following. We have been allocated an office for the 2017-2018 academic year that we can begin having access to in July, as well as an annual budget through UNM ASUNM Student government for the same year.



Upcoming events:

August ~ Fall Welcome Back demo

Bryngalou                                                                                          Seneschal: Kveldulfr Valbrandsson

Group is prepping for Oxygen Quest.

Upcoming events:

                  13 May ~ Oxygen Quest and May Day


Caer Galen                                                                       Seneschal: Keridwen Andersdottir

  Summer practice is now at Roosevelt Park
All events are updated with websites and linked to Kingdom calendar.


Upcoming events:

                  7-9 July 2017 ~ Caer Galen Defender

                  28-30 July ~ Enduro

                  15 October ~ Toys for Tots

                  9 December ~ Caer Galen Midwinter



Caerthe                                                                                 Seneschal: Gauvain Eisenbein

Nothing to report

Upcoming events:

                  13 May ~ Dance Collegium

26-29 May ~ Condottieri

21 October ~ Stag’s Con

5-6 May 2018 ~ Coronation


Citadel of the Southern Pass           Seneschal: Aoife Ruadh inghean Ragnaill

 April saw the transition within the Seneschal’s office, a review of current status and projects, and subsequent changes in format and purpose of officer meetings.  IT is my intent to bring an integrated and interactive approach to broadcasting results or meetings, be a cheerleader for various guilds and activities, engage the current officer corps, recruit new officers and deputies as Barony participants show interest.

The Citadel remains consistent in attendance and active engagement by current members.  I see strong indications of excitement, cohesiveness, and expansion into larger projects.  The March / April demo schedule was packed, but we are seeing newcomer involvement increase as well.  The Citadel is blessed with an actively engaged and effective Baron and Baroness, a strong Knight Marshal and Rapier Marshal and Archery Captain. 

The Barony now has a Clothier’s Guild, to help both newcomers and veteran players perfect and explore persona enhancements with sewing machines, patterns, ideas and discussion. 

Upcoming events:

                  14 May ~ May Day


Draca Mor                                                                                 Seneschal: Saeunn Hrafndottir

The shire will hold a demo 12-14 May at the Grand Junction Renaissance Faire.  The Mor You Know A&S event site has been secured, and we have an autocrat planning for STAG for the summer of 2018.  The Fabulous Fiber Babes are hosting a demo and classes at the Sneffel’s Fiber Faire 23-24 September.

We are adding marshals to increase opportunities for fighter practices, since members are spread out geographically.

Upcoming events:

30 Sept – 1 Oct  ~ The Mor You Know 2



Dragonsspine                                                            Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall

It has been a very busy month for the folk in Dragonsspine. Much traveling and great joy in the Barony.

We have been running at full speed for over 6 weeks. Our Fighter practice has moved back outside for the next few months.  We are trying to rejuvenate the loaner garb.  The next event Dragonsspine is hosting is Champions on June 10th. Until then, we are preparing for the many summer events in the Kingdom.

Carnival of Venice was a nice little event. Hopefully it will attract more people in the future, but a good time was had by all.  Coronation was very successful.


Upcoming events:

                  10 June ~ Dragonsspine Champions

                  4 November ~ Holiday Bazaar



Drygestan                                                                                           Seneschal: Christine Woyade

Drygestan is getting prepared for Drystone III.  The event is being finalized, and we are finalizing volunteers for tear down, gate and security.  We will visit the site for Drystone this month.  We are also looking for an autocrat to run a demo at ComiCon. 

Upcoming events:

                  23-26 June ~ Drystone III and St Martin’s Collegium

15-18 September ~ Santa Fe Renaissance Faire (demo)



Fontaine dans Sable                                       Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas

Fontaine's big event for April was Sworded Affair. The event was a huge success, with approximately 200 attendees for the single day event. The event included 6 tournaments, both rapier and cut and thrust. There were also 3 elevations and the investiture of our new Baron and Baroness, Lingorm and Anna Katherine. 

We have 2 large demos coming up this summer: The Medieval Faire and Demo on June 17th in Aztec, NM, and an SCA demo at the San Juan County Fair on August 18th and 19th. Lady Wyolet and THL Mariah are coordinating the Medieval Faire and Demo.

At Populace last week the new retinue was also sworn in, along with the new Chatelaine, Lady Kateryn Blair.Wednesday Medieval Muster has continued to have good attendance from lights fighters and A&S participants. Archery has continued to be well attended. With the weather getting nicer, we will start having an additional practice on Sunday afternoons for rapier and heavies in the park to encourage public interaction.

  Letters are currently open for Minister of Lists and Chronicler. Bids are also open for Warders of the Western Gate.

Upcoming events:

17 June ~ Medieval Fare DEMO



Gleann Medonach                                              Seneschal: Michaela Kunrat

Nothing new to report.

Upcoming events:



Hawk’s Hollow                                                         Seneschal: Grellan O'Conchobhair



Upcoming events:

                  6 August ~ St Sebastian’s Archery Tournament



Hinterland                                                                       Seneschal: Rowan

The group has been quiet, nothing to report

Upcoming events:





Nahrun Kabirun                                                    Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana

Meetings going as planned except for a few problems with our usual meeting area being worked on, High attendance for A&S and Fighter practice.  Fighter practice discussion for the summer locations are ongoing. The shire continues to push on helping the groups around with their demos and so forth, working with group building in silver city.

Clann Wars discussion and volunteers are well underway.   Persona feast- shire potluck (Reoccuring quarterly)  5-18 (Not on the calendar, mostly an intershire event to get newcomers used to feast and events like it.)  Masked Ball 5-20, (Masquerade and potluck, dancing and games.) Siege of the city discussion and planning for next year has begun.

Upcoming events:

20-21 May ~ Masked Ball

18-20 August ~ Clann Wars

                  11-12 November 2017 ~ Coronation


Plattefordham                                                           Seneschal: Zvir L’vov syn Gorin

The group is doing good. We had a great turn out for our first tournament this season; several people can from out of shire. We had a fun silk banner painting class put on by Lady Keridwen Andersdottir. Still preparing for our summer events: Northern Realms War and Here There Be Dragons.  May’s tournament is to be arranged by Master Balthazar Knopf.

Upcoming events:

                  22-25 June ~ Northern Realms War

                  21-23 July ~ Here There be Dragons



Ram’s Keep                                                                    Seneschal:

The group is dormant.

Upcoming events:



Ravenhyrst                                                                     Seneschal: Anrique de Braga

 Group is quiet, nothing to report.

Upcoming events:



Rio de las Animas                                               Seneschal: Geua filia Guy

The archery meeting was successful.  Nine archers took the line and enjoyed themselves. The Captain of Archers announced he would hold weekly practice for those available.  Eleven hardy souls traveled to Fontaine's Sworded Affair and were entertained by good fighting and feasting.   Everyone in the shire is working on A&S projects and Ethan, a newer member, has made a small highly mobile bow stand. Our herald submitted 4 new names and devices for May's presentation and had one resubmission to Northshield.  Two submissions have been completely accepted.  Fighter practice and armoring has had a consistent 5-7 for the weekly practices. A marvelous demonstration was held for home-schoolers in the area.

The chatelaine has welcomed 3 new members with everyone's help and with tremendous aid of the excellent website.  Electronic media is vitally important!  After having an inoperative website for several years, the shire is gaining people because of a workable website, Facebook page and email system.   People are finding us and communication is efficient.  Thanks to our web-minister Ronan n f-Facial mac Connail.


Upcoming events:

28-30 July ~ Defender of the Silver Pass



Scola Metallorum                                                Seneschal: Istvan

Preparing for summer hiatus.

Upcoming events:



Saint Golias                                                                    Seneschal: Niccolo

Golias has been doing well. We have been slowing down as the semester begins to come to a close. We held court dancing on April 3rd in addition to normal fighter practice. We have had an increased number of heavy fighters at some recent practices.

  We just changed our seneschal from Bela Istivan to Niccolo with the former's graduation.

Upcoming events:

                 

Unser Hafen                                                                 Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson

Unser Hafen continues to be busy. The college group at CSU is wrapping up the school year. We are having a revel in the park on Mother's day.

We have volunteers for a school Demo in May and we are organizing a good turnout for a local Medieval Festival where we are an integral part; it also has proved to be a fun time as well as good for finding new members.  Of Fire and Wind, a new event, will have a Middle Eastern theme.  Unser Hafen New Comers, we have a co-autocrat team and are working with the site to confirm a date.

Upcoming events:

                  30 June – 2 July ~ Of Fire and Wind

11-13 August 2017 ~ Crown Tournament



Villaleon                                                                              Seneschal: Unna Farulfsdottir

The shire has been busy. We have attended Aarquelle's Newcomer and Baronial Investiture as well as Spring Coronation.

Upcoming events:



White Mountain                                                     Seneschal: Mingus O’Brien

The group is quiet, nothing new to report.

Upcoming events:



Windkeep                                                                         Seneschal: Gwenhwyvar ferch Tewdrig



Upcoming events:

                  23 September ~ Windkeep Defender

The Outlands has a New Crown! See them at https://www.outlands.org/royalty-and-nobility/outlands-crown

Contact infromation, the Royal Household, and Their Majesties personal preferences are all found there.

Words from our local Seneschals

                                                                                                            For the month of: March 2017

Aarquelle                                                                           Seneschal: Syr Gerwyn y Teigr

March was a super busy month here in Aarquelle. We have Kingdom A&S Collegium in a few days, and then Newcomers three weeks later. There is much work to do, and many willing hands to do it. It is a glorious time for everyone in Aarquelle!

Upcoming events:

                  29 April ~ Aarquelle Newcomers & Investiture (Pueblo)

14-16 July ~ Highlands Rapier Camp and War Collegium (Buena Vista)



al-Barran                                                                           Seneschal: Melodia Shaw

We had Our monthly meeting again at the al-Thing on March 26th. The focus of the Barony right now is the Ren Faire. With not only the city paying us to help, we also get the chance to see over 7000 people in one day and show them what we do. Fighting, Living history, Music, and Dance are only some of the things we show the public on this day. So far we have 140 people signed up to help. In the 5th year this event has grown to be one of our biggest efforts of the year.

Sir Buqu Has stepped up as Webminister. We have autocrats for Both Nock on Wood and al-Barran Champions which are both on the calendar now.  We have had 2 Outlandish clean-ups so far and have done a lot of work to improve the land. We are working with the land owners to use donated materials to build some structures. on the land.

Upcoming events:

                  29 April ~ Albuquerque Renaissance Faire (demo)

                  25-29 May ~ Grand Outlandish

                  22 July ~ Knock on Wood

22-24 September ~ al’Barran Champions

10-11 March 2018 ~ Crown Tournament



Blackwater Keep                                                  Seneschal: Devon Nightshade

We have continued to hold planning meetings for our upcoming event this Saturday. We also continue to have A & S meetings twice monthly. We have not had a fighter practice in about a month. We held a trial feast for our upcoming event. We have our BWK Collegium and Defender Tournament this Saturday. We have been busily preparing for that. We have also completed a form to participate in the Curry County Fair. Our members continue to work on A&S projects.

Upcoming events:

                 

Blaiddwyn                                                                        Seneschal: Gerlin von Tiesenhausen

Blaiddwyn is back! We are in a growth phase with heavy support from our local barony: al-Barran. Currently we have 5 student members with over 20 invitations out to interested parties. Blaiddwyn held its first populace meeting Thursday March 30th, we had 4 people in attendance. Many offers of help towards the rapier and recruitment efforts. First Meeting of each month converted to "Not-so-Medieval-Movie" Night. Advertisement underway, as well as flyers and posting for ABQ Renaissance Faire. Discussed formation of "Blaiddwyn Old Guard" to help in transitions between student officers.

Space has been reserved for us on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, from 5:30PM – 7:30PM.  We will be in the Scholar’s room on the second floor of the Student Union Building, next to Popejoy Theatre.

Upcoming events:

27 April ~ Newcomers Meet and Greet! for new students/members



Bryngalou                                                                                          Seneschal: Kveldulfr Valbrandsson

Everything is the group is going well. We are all working together to help prepare for our upcoming event. Exciting news for the group members is the new addition, Williams family had their baby and she attended her first shire meeting this month.

May Day coordinators have been chosen and they are working to get things set up with everyone else in the shire. Mountain Pass - looking for someone to be in charge. No volunteers yet, but everyone agreed to think about it.
Upcoming events:

                  May 13 ~ Oxygen Quest and May Day



Caer Galen                                                                       Seneschal: Keridwen Andersdottir

Lots of events coming up for Caer Galen -- Defender, Enduro, Toys for Tots, Midwinter and generous participation with a majority of the populace.  Paperwork has been completed for adding Midwinter and Toys for Tots to the Outlands Calendar. Added a website for Defender and linked it to the Calendar as well.

Word is going around for folks to pre-register for Battlemoor, and also to create a nice gate or entry way for the Barony.

Upcoming events:

                  7-9 July 2017 ~ Caer Galen Defender

                  28-30 July ~ Enduro

                  15 October ~ Toys for Tots

                  9 December ~ Caer Galen Midwinter

Caerthe                                                                                 Seneschal: Gauvain Eisenbein

Nothing to report

Upcoming events:

                  13 May ~ Dance Collegium

26-29 May ~ Condorrieri



Citadel of the Southern Pass           Seneschal: Aoife Ruadh inghean Ragnaill

 The Seneschal position transitioned during the reporting process.

Upcoming events:

                  14 May ~ May Day



Draca Mor                                                                                 Seneschal: Saeunn Hrafndottir

The Shire has decided that since an appropriate site for STAG has not been secured, we will not hold STAG this year but focus our efforts on securing a site for 2018 this year. The Mor You Know A&S event site has been secured and Sat. Sept. 30 and Sun. Oct. 1 dates have been decided upon.  May 12th-14th, the Shire will be holding a Demo at the Grand Junction Renaissance Fair .  The Fabulous Fiber Babes will be holding a Fiber Demo and classes as the Sneffel's Fiber Faire, September 23 & 24, 2017.

Thanks to the nice weather, the Shire has begun its Fighter Practice/Populace Gatherings.

Upcoming events:

                  12-14 May ~ Grand Junction Renaissance Fair (demo)

Fall 2017 ~ The Mor You Know



Dragonsspine                                                            Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall

The good folks of Dragonsspine are happy and content. Our numbers are up and participation is going forward. We are moving in the right direction, as a group. People are venturing outside their 'comfort zones' and trying new things, and getting to know each other better. I am most grateful for this!

Carnival of Venice was successful. A day of games, dancing, bardic, and wonderful food!  We had one demo. Everyone enjoyed it.

We welcome our new Chronicler, Don Antoine de Vallier.  We are in need of an A&S Officer. I fear that Baroness Lydia did her job so well that no one wants to follow her!  We are slowly working through all of the loaner garb. We want to be able to lend out garb that is nice and fits those who may need it.

Upcoming events:

                  6 May 2017 ~ Coronation

10 June ~ Dragonsspine Champions

                  4 November ~ Holiday Bazaar



Drygestan                                                                                           Seneschal: Christine Woyade

This month has been very active for A&S. We have had some good classes. We are continuing our official fighter practices Thursdays at 5:30. Planning has been going well for Drystone (June 23-25). We are going to have a site visit this month if weather permits.  We are still looking for an autocrat for Comicon.

We are going to start drumming and dancing the 3rd Wednesday of the month when we are not holding Court Dancing.

Upcoming events:

                  23-26 June ~ Drystone III and St Martin’s Collegium

15-18 September ~ Santa Fe Renaissance Faire (demo)



Fontaine dans Sable                                       Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas

Fontaine has had a busy month hosting Crown Tournament, Baronial Polling, and 5th Wednesday potluck.
Crown Tournament was a rousing success.  The baronial polling had representation from over half of baronial members. The next Coronet will be THL Anna Katherine and Lord Lingormr.
The 5th Wednesday potluck was also well attended with the return of several old members as well as the most recent.


We have had several officers reporting that email has been an issue. Not the baronial ones, but their personal ones, seem to not be sending with success. We have started using the FB Fontaine Officers' Page as a backup, so, if emails do not go through, I still receive the reports. However, this is not helping with Kingdom uplinks receiving reports in a timely manner.

Upcoming events:

17 June ~ Medieval Fare DEMO



Gleann Medonach                                              Seneschal: Michaela Kunrat

Nothing new to report.

Upcoming events:





Hawk’s Hollow                                                         Seneschal: Grellan O'Conchobhair

Lady Carole ran the meeting and here are her notes. Archery report: Insurance for archery practice at Scout Park for the duration 04/23/17 to 10/29/17 is paid.

Estes Park Demo will be the weekend after Battlemoor Sept. 7,8,9,10



Upcoming events:

                  6 August ~ St Sebastian’s Archery Tournament



Hinterland                                                                       Seneschal: Rowan

The group has been quiet, nothing to report

Upcoming events:





Nahrun Kabirun                                                    Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana

Nahrun is still growing as we've had 2 new people come to populace this week, A&S is still heavily attended, as is fighter practice.  Siege of the City event, at the City of Rocks was a success. Siege of the city went off without problems, successful despite the weather to begin with; budgeting was spot on as we broke even for a first time event.

Meeting with the Las Cruces Ren Fair soon. King's Tournaments, shire feasts planning.



Upcoming events:

20-21 May ~ Masked Ball

                  11-12 November 2017 ~ Coronation



Plattefordham                                                           Seneschal: Zvir L’vov syn Gorin

The group as a whole is doing well. We are preparing for our upcoming events of NRW and Dragons, as well as starting up the monthly tournaments, which was received very well. We had an out of town visitor, Sir Thomas the Diminutive, from Artemisia; for fighter practice. Looking into holding a "Day in Medieval life" for a local library, with artisans and interactive events for patrons.  Season of Tournaments - was very well received and we are planning to how these on the first weekend of each month, with the exception of this month

Looking into making some sort of "New Comer Token", the idea of a pin with the shires symbol was brought up. Further discussion of this was tabled until next month giving time for people to come up with some ideas.  April- Baroness Keridwen will be up on the 29th and 30th of April to teach a Silk Banner Painting class.



Upcoming events:

                  June 2017 ~ Northern Realms War

                  21-23 July 2017 ~ Here There be Dragons



Ram’s Keep                                                                    Seneschal:

The group is dormant.

Upcoming events:



Ravenhyrst                                                                     Seneschal: Anrique de Braga

Still needing some officer positions filled, LOIs sent to Caerthe are pending approval for all open positions.

Bids for Golden Thimble should be presented at our next populace. Bids for Ravensfair are being worked on.



Upcoming events:



Rio de las Animas                                               Seneschal: Geua filia Guy

Rio de las Animas is doing well with many activities starting again as the snow melts.  We have also welcomed two newcomers who are taking part in fighter and archery practices.  Fighter practices and armor work in starting with new and returning fighters.  Members are making a wonderful variety of items and we were able to ooh and ahh over them.  Many heraldic consults have occurred.

Our website and facebook page is working well and is easy to access; hence the two eager newcomers.



Upcoming events:

                  28-30 July ~ Defender of the Silver Pass



Scola Metallorum                                                Seneschal: Istvan

Preparing for summer hiatus.

Upcoming events:



Saint Golias                                                                    Seneschal: Bela Istvan

Everything is well, it is business as usual for the moment.  Preparing for summer hiatus.

Upcoming events:

                 

Unser Hafen                                                                 Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson

Unser Hafen is dong well. Fighter practices continue to be well attended.  We will be helping to participate in the Kingdom Tourney Season. I will speak with our marshals soon to start this in May.  We will be hosting a new event Of Fire and Wind the first weekend of July. This will be our champions. Crown Tournament is coming together nicely.



Upcoming events:

                  30 June – 2 July ~ Of Fire and Wind

11-13 August 2017 ~ Crown Tournament



Villaleon                                                                              Seneschal: Unna Farulfsdottir

We had good attendance at Kingdom A&S. Lots of classes were taken and two guests from the shire attended. As usual, we are working on members, martial duties, and the day to day issues in the shire.  We noted that in order to increase our numbers, that we must have activities for youth as well as adults. We will be continuing to hold meetings, practices and A&S nights to attract newcomers.

We are planning a new event for June. Tentatively this is being called She Sells Sea Shells. It will be held in conjunction with a tournament. Our next meeting will be a meet and greet for the whole shire to get together. This will be held in Trinidad. We plan to hold an A&S day/evening as soon as scheduling will allow.



Upcoming events:



White Mountain                                                     Seneschal: Mingus O’Brien

The group is quiet, nothing new to report.

Upcoming events:



Windkeep                                                                         Seneschal: Gwenhwyvar ferch Tewdrig

We have money. We have new fighters - several of them! Fighter practice is well attended, and moves outdoors at the park beginning in May. We have a contract for an indoor site for next year. We had herald submissions. Our website is current. 

We talked about a sponsorship program to keep new people involved. We talked about printing out flyers to have available to when we move outside, and about making a short video montage to put on our website. We discussed the monthly tournaments and agreed on a format.

Windkeep defender tourney on the calendar. it will be Sept. 23. hugh will autocrat.

I'm very proud of my group. We had a situation that could have cast our organization into a bad light, instead, we pulled together and worked to find a solution.

Upcoming events:

                  23 September ~ Windkeep Defender

Be it known far and wide that the BoD has approved Aarquelle's petition to become a barony.  HAPPY NEWS!

From the Desk of Lord Bernardo dei Medici, Webminister of Citadel of the Southern Pass:

Not so long ago there was a thread about the topic of doing a better job as a Kingdom and a group about information sharing. I have a short, 10-question survey for interested folks to participate in to help us as an organization better understand the ways our members utilize our websites and social media presence.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CST6TYK

Please fill it out and provide feedback to the Kingdom's leadership team so we can keep pushing in a positive direction to better serve you.

The St Martins Collegium will be held in conjunction with the Drystone III event, June 23rd to June 25th 2017.  The site in on Santa Fe National Forest land in a cool Ponderosa Pine forest.

St. Martin’s Collegium will have classes for many heavy weapons styles, fencing styles, games and arts and sciences.  From Basic Sword and Shield by Sir Roland, Italian Long Sword by MOD Siegfried, How to beat a lefty by Sir AElric, Thinking in Fighting by Duke Artan.  There will be non-fighting classes also, Court Speaking by Duke Walric, Viking Hack Silver by Sir Elric. 

This event is based on the event “Grace and Valor” which is held every other year in the northern part of the Kingdom of the Outlands.  We strive for this to be a similar event on the open years in the southern part of the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Words from our local Seneschals

                                                                                                            For the month of: February 2017

Aarquelle                                                                           Seneschal: Syr Gerwyn y Teigr

  February got pretty busy here in Aarquelle as we began preparations for our advancement to Barony status. Alongside of this, we are working on the Kingdom A&S Collegium. We've got a month or so of very exciting work ahead of us!

Upcoming events:

                 8 April ~ Kingdom Arts & Sciences Collegium –AND- Baronial Polling (Salida)

29 April ~ Aarquelle Newcomers & Investiture (Pueblo)

14-16 July ~ Highlands Rapier Camp and War Collegium (Buena Vista)

al-Barran                                                                           Seneschal: Melodia Shaw

 Al-Barran has been doing well this past month.  We had our meeting early in February, because of war.  War was heavily attended, and we had a new gate for the Barony camp entrance.  Plans with the City of Albuquerque are moving forward for the Ren Faire.  The Grand Outlandish autocrat team has been selected, Lady Bellatumara and Sir Fierien, and planning has begun. 

We have created a Google drive to archive reports and files on events, so future officers and autocrats have access.  We are looking into creating a cookbook to sell as a fundraiser. 



Upcoming events:

                  29 April ~ Albuquerque Renaissance Faire (demo)

                  25-29 May ~ Grand Outlandish

Blackwater Keep                                                  Seneschal: Devon Nightshade

We continue to meet monthly for business / general meetings, fighter practices on at least a twice weekly basis, and A&S meetings twice a month.  We are currently looking to change out meeting site, to a quieter place. 

Planning is ongoing for the Collegium and Defender.

Upcoming events:

                  15 April ~ Blackwater Keep Collegium and Defender

Blaiddwyn                                                                        Seneschal:

Blaiddwyn will be holding coordination meetings on the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month, starting March 30th.  We will be in the Scholars room on the second floor of the Student Union Building, which is centrally located on UNM campus (Next to Popejoy Theatre) from 5:30pm-7:30pm.


Upcoming events:



Bryngalou                                                                                          Seneschal: Kveldulfr Valbrandsson

The Shire of Bryngolau sponsors numerous activities for our members.   We host a weekly fighters practice where individual and group combat is practiced and informal instruction takes place.  SCA combat is a combat discipline developed by the Society for Creative Anachronism based on historical combat practiced in medieval Europe.  Open project A&S every other Wednesday, at the Los Alamos, NM library meeting room, 5 PM until 8:30 PM.  Hopefully this will be an ongoing event.  Please plan on joining us. Help with projects will be available!

Upcoming events:

                  May ~ May Day

Caer Galen                                                                       Seneschal: Keridwen Andersdottir

Doing well -- Lots of enthusiasm from Estrella war where a great majority of Caer Galen attended.  Mistress Asta is working on reducing the amount of loaner-garb for folks, having 6 full tubs of it. She will gift some to Arquelle's Newcomers as well as to some other newcomer events.  Midwinter site is reserved, and will be on the Kingdom calendar soon.  Planning is underway for other summer and fall events.

Upcoming events:

                  7-9 July 2017 ~ Caer Galen Defender

                  28-30 July ~ Enduro

                  15 October ~ Toys for Tots

Caerthe                                                                                 Seneschal: Gauvain Eisenbein

We will be holding a A&S get together at Kovac and Estefania’s House in Englewood.  If there is a weekend event that weekend, the get together will be postponed until the next scheduled gathering.  

We have a lot of the tools necessary for everything from making tents to making armour and a spattering of other arts.  The only thing we ask is that you bring your own materials or cover the costs if you need something that we keep on hand. If you are looking to make something in particular and wondering what help we can provide via knowledge or tools, please don't be afraid to ask.  We are always happy to help however we can.

We hope to see your smiling faces soon.

Upcoming events:

                  25 March ~ Newcomer’s Collegium        

                  26-29 May ~ Condorrieri

Citadel of the Southern Pass           Seneschal: Marco Paolo D’Este

 War was amazing. We had a great turnout of members for the Citadel. Congratulation to Lord Raul for placing 2nd in the brewing competition with his mead and his outstanding participation in archery!

Our Archery program is still very successful with attendees ranging from 50-75 people. Citadel Archery completed the Gwyntarian Winter Challenge (http://web.raex.com/~obsidian/wint.html) started in January (results posted). We had a beautiful sunny day with mild winds at the Museum except for one "dust devil" that came through the middle of the range upsetting targets, bow stands, etc. We had a very active crowd of about 35 keeping us busy.

With the blessing of Their Excellencies Tariq and Elieth, the Citadel of the Southern Pass now has a Clothiers Guild!  Beginning in April, the Guild will meet from 6:30p -- 9:30p on the first and third Friday of each month.

We are happy to announce that Lord Esteban de Leon (Gabe Carrejo) has volunteered to become Deputy Chatelaine! Lord Misha'al has had to step down as our Baronial Knight Marshal. It is our pleasure to announce that Lady Aoife Ruadh Inghean Ragnaill has joined our officer corps as Deputy Seneschal.

We'd like to announce the First Annual Saint Thomas Aquinas Renaissance Faire! Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church has asked the Citadel to help them organize this event in the hopes that this will be the first of many successful events. The Faire is scheduled for July 28 - 30, 2017 and more details will be shared as they become available.

Upcoming events:

                  30 April ~ May Day

Draca Mor                                                                                 Seneschal: Saeunn Hrafndottir

The Shire continues to work on finding an appropriate site for STAG, and planning continues.  The Mor You Know A&S event is shifted to fall of 2017, the site for this event has been identified but dates need to be determined and the paperwork completed. May 12th-14th, the Shire will be holding a Demo at the Grand Junction Renaissance Fair.

Various Local A&S classes (lampworking, arrow fletching, illumination, nalebinding needle making (antler and bone)) dates will be determined.  Starting March 10th, 2017 Egil Thorsen will be participating in a Viking Exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Baroness Aniss has entered the Tribaronial A&S Competition (card weaving, etc.)

Upcoming events:

                  12-14 May ~ Grand Junction Renaissance Fair (demo)

Fall 2017 ~ The Mor You Know

Dragonsspine                                                            Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall

Dragonsspine continues to come together as a more integrated group, which pleases me greatly.  We have had three successful demos, several A&S classes and new fighters to fighter practices.  We are seeking officers for A&S officer, Minister of Children and Chronicler.

War was great!  Dragonsspine had a much larger group attending this year. 

Upcoming events:

                  1 April ~ Carnival of Venice

                  6 May 2017 ~ Coronation

                  4 November ~ Holiday Bazaar

Drygestan                                                                                           Seneschal: Christine Woyade

Estrella made it a slow month for the Shire.  We had two A&S classes, and two fighter practices.  We will be resuming out usual activities soon.  We have selected a new location for the Shire trailer, and are awaiting good weather to make the transfer.

A date for Drystone III and St Matin’s Collegium have been selected, with approval of the budget and preliminary plans. 

Upcoming events:

                  23-25 June ~ Drystone III and St Matin’s Collegium

15-18 September ~ Santa Fe Renaissance Faire (demo)

Fontaine dans Sable                                       Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas

February was a quiet month except for preparing for Estrella. However, the barony has a busy spring and summer ahead of us. We have 1 new family that has joined us, and we have several events, demos, and position changes coming up. Muster has been well attended, and will continue on Wednesdays at Sunrise church until the weather is more fair (late April or early May).   The Largesse Guild will be starting back up during Wednesday Muster. We also have our 5th Wednesday Social night and potluck scheduled for 29 March. 

We are planning a Medieval Faire in June, and have opened to bids for event steward.  We have been invited to a demo at San Juan County Fair in August.  Our goal is to present a big show of fighters, A&S and all other aspects of the SCA.  We have also been invited to a demo at a private school in Farmington.

Upcoming events:

22 April 2017 ~ Sworded Affaire & Baronial Investiture

 10 June ~ Medieval Fare DEMO

Gleann Medonach                                              Seneschal: Michaela Kunrat

The group has been quiet, nothing to report.

Upcoming events:



Hawk’s Hollow                                                         Seneschal: Grellan O'Conchobhair

The Chatelaine office has heard that a school had interest in a demo. We tabled the question if an after school demo would be better or a Saturday morning until a better definition on what schools expect, etc, could be determined.



THL Yuki has Goldkey items at her house for next month’s Newcomers.  Our new Chatelaine also would like to do a Newcomers paper, and will contact the Kingdom Chatelaine regarding that matter.  An A&S display table for events would be nice; we need items to display from the Populace.



Marcus was suggesting an A&S night at TASC and is checking for availability in April.

Upcoming events:

                  6 August ~ St Sebastian’s Archery Tournament

Hinterland                                                                       Seneschal: Rowan

The group has been quiet, nothing to report.

Upcoming events:



Nahrun Kabirun                                                    Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana

 Weekly A&S continues, with an average of 30-50 per week.  Armor workshop also has heavy attendance. 

Planning committees meet regularly.  Siege of the City event is in final preparations.  Masked Ball event has an approved budget, and discussions continue with the Las Cruces Arts Council on the Ren Faire.  Finally, we continue preparations for Coronation this fall.

Upcoming events:

31 March 2017 ~ Siege of the City (City of Rocks state park)

20-21 May ~ Masked Ball

                  11-12 November 2017 ~ Coronation

Plattefordham                                                           Seneschal: Zvir L’vov syn Gorin

Our group is doing well; preparing for our big event of the year, Northern Realms War, in June, with the Northshield shire of Noriguard.  We are also preparing for Dragons.  We have A&S classes planned: sourdough and banner making. 

The Shire shed needs to be moved, and an inventory of the Shire belongings made.

Upcoming events:

                  June 2017 ~ Northern Realms War

                  21-23 July 2017 ~ Here There be Dragons

Ram’s Keep                                                                    Seneschal:

The group is dormant.

Upcoming events:



Ravenhyrst                                                                     Seneschal: Anrique de Braga

We welcome you to attend our local meetings and events, every other Friday we have an A&S Night. The dates and times will be posted on the group Facebook page. Please come join us. Feel free to contact me if you any questions.

Upcoming events:



Rio de las Animas                                               Seneschal: Geua filia Guy

I'm pleased with our progress at present, and will adjust as we need to.  We held March gathering and after a short meeting with lunch; we had a delightful Bardic which everyone participated in. Heraldry is doing nicely with 3 consults and several submissions to Northshield as well as some membership there.  

Scribal has a few scroll blanks ready.



A group of us attended Crown Tournament, helping as we can.  Heavy fighting and archery are waiting for good weather and snow melt.  



Upcoming events:

                  28-30 July ~ Defender of the Silver Pass

Scola Metallorum                                                Seneschal: Istvan

Returning from winter hiatus

Upcoming events:

9 April ~ Light Metal Mayhem

Saint Golias                                                                    Seneschal: Bela Istvan

Everything is well here at Golias.  Those fighters who went had a great time at Estrella. Beyond that, it is business as usual here.

Upcoming events:

                 

Unser Hafen                                                                 Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson

Our Barony is doing well; we have two fencing practices each week, and one heavy practice.  Our fighters have taken up a collection to offset funds for the cost of our winter fighter practice site.

We hosted a Tri-Baronial A&S event in the beginning of February, that was well attended, including the Crown.  We have set a date for a summer demo at a local Medieval Festival.  By helping out, we can use the site for free at another time.  We will be hosting Fall Crown Tournament, event planning is coming along well.  An idea for a small camping event has been brought forward.  

Upcoming events:

                  11-13 August 2017 ~ Crown Tournament



Villaleon                                                                              Seneschal: Unna Farulfsdottir

 We are holding our own, with the possible addition of a few new members.  We are continuing to work on the meeting and fighter practice schedules, alternating between Walsenburg and Trinidad.  A&S days, and an event at one of the state parks, are in the beginning stages of planning. 

Progress is being made on Juan’s scroll, working with the Spanish Peaks Librarian.  We plan to have a demo day when the scroll is completed.  In a long term project, Millicent of Essex is working on a SCA themed concert for local veterans, in which shire members would participate, in garb.

Upcoming events:



White Mountain                                                     Seneschal: Mingus O’Brien

The Shire holds Fighter Practice every Sunday from 3pm-5pm at Alameda Park in Alamogordo, New Mexico. We meet in the southernmost corner of the park. If you’re new and would like to join us, please contact us so we can make sure loaner armor is available for you if you’d like to try it out! If you’re not interested in fighting, that’s okay too; we’d still love to meet you! Please join us on the third Sunday of the month from 3pm-5pm for our Populace Potluck! This is a great opportunity to meet the fighters, artisans, and officers who reside here in White Mountain. Garb is encouraged, but not required, just bring something to share!

Upcoming events:



Windkeep                                                                         Seneschal: Gwenhwyvar ferch Tewdrig

Everything in Windkeep is the same ol’ – same ol.  We are looking to secure an indoor site for winter practice, and are hoping to meet with a site owner and have it set up by next Fall.  We have had two largesse nights, both successful.  There have also been new fighters to fighter practice. 

We are working on a defender tourney, but have not secured a date yet.

Upcoming events:

                 

2017 Spring Crown Tournament

WINNER

liefdaleson

Sir Lief Davidson

2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Final Fight 2 Results

Weapon of Choice

 

        VICTORY
belakos
Duke Bela Kos

VS

liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson
  liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson

2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Final Fight 1 Results

Weapon of Choice

 

        VICTORY
belakos
Duke Bela Kos

VS

liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson
  liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson

2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Final Pairing

Weapon of Choice

 

belakos
Duke Bela Kos

VS

liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson

2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 7 Semi-Finals Results

Weapon of Choice

 

       

VICTORY

dariusofjaxartesComte Darius Jaxarticus
ELIMINATED

VS

liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson
  liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson
         
belakos
Duke Bela Kos

VS

outlands
Sir Gareth Lightborne
(BYE) non-destructive
  outlands
Sir Gareth Lightborne
(BYE) non-destructive

2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 7 Semi-Finals Pairings

Weapon of Choice

 

dariusofjaxartesComte Darius Jaxarticus

VS

liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson
 
       
belakos
Duke Bela Kos

VS

outlands
Sir Gareth Lightborne
(BYE) non-destructive
 

2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 6 Semi-Finals Results

4ft Axe

 
       

VICTORY

belakos
Duke Bela Kos

VS

dariusofjaxartesComte Darius Jaxarticus   dariusofjaxartesComte Darius Jaxarticus
         
modyganMacGregor
Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)
ELIMINATED

VS

liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson
  liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson

2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 6 Semi-Finals Pairings

4ft Axe

 
belakos
Duke Bela Kos

VS

dariusofjaxartesComte Darius Jaxarticus  
       
modyganMacGregor
Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)

VS

liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson
 

 




2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 5 Results

Weapon of Choice

 
       

VICTORY

belakos
Duke Bela Kos

VS

modyganMacGregor
Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)
  belakos
Duke Bela Kos
         
liefdaleson
Sir Lief Daleson

VS

GaiusFuriusMarius
Lord Gaius Furious Marius
ELIMINATED
  liefdaleson
Sir Lief Daleson
         
dariusofjaxartesComte Darius Jaxarticus

VS

outlands
Sir Garreth Lighborne
(BYE) non-destructive
  outlands
Sir Garreth Lighborne
(BYE) non-destructive

 




2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 5 Pairings

Weapon of Choice

 
belakos
Duke Bela Kos

VS

modyganMacGregor
Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)
 
       
liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson

VS

GaiusFuriusMarius
Lord Gaius Furious Marius
 
       
dariusofjaxartesComte Darius Jaxarticus

VS

outlands
Sir Garreth Lightborne
(BYE) non-destructive
 

 




2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 4 Results

Long Sword / Bastard Sword

 
       

VICTORY

WilliamFlanagan
Count William Flanagan
ELIMINATED

VS

dariusofjaxartesComte Darius Jaxarticus   dariusofjaxartes
Comte Darius Jaxarticus
         
liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson

VS

iohannderfuys
THL Iohann der Vuhs
ELIMINATED
  liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson
         

belakos
Duke Bela Kos

VS

KolgrimrOlafsson
Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson
ELIMINATED
  belakos
Duke Bela Kos
         

modyganMacGregor

Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)

VS

Bardolf Gundwaldtsson

Sir Bardolf Gunwaldtsson
ELIMINATED
  modyganMacGregor

Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)

   

 hawk
Master Hawk Rill de Hunnybun
ELIMINATED


VS

GaiusFuriusMarius
Lord Gaius Furious Marius

  GaiusFuriusMarius
Lord Gaius Furious Marius

 




2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 4 Pairings

Long Sword / Bastard Sword

 
WilliamFlanagan
Count William Flanagan

VS

dariusofjaxartesComte Darius Jaxarticus  
       
liefdaleson
Sir Lief Davidson

VS

iohannderfuys
THL Iohann der Vuhs
 
       

  belakos
Duke Bela Kos

VS

KolgrimrOlafsson
Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson
 
       

modyganMacGregor

Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)

VS

Bardolf Gundwaldtsson

Sir Bardolf Gunwaldtsson
 

 

 hawk

Master Hawk Rill de Hunnybun

VS

GaiusFuriusMarius

Lord Gaius Furious Marius

 

 




2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 3 Results

Weapon of Choice

 

       

VICTORY

iohannderfuys

THL Iohann der Vuhs

VS 

CorbinMaculagh

Lord Corban Maculagh
ELIMINATED

 

iohannderfuys

THL Iohann der Vuhs

         
WilliamFlanagan

Count William Flanagan

VS

keridwenandrosoun

THL Keridwen Andersdottir
ELIMINATED
  WilliamFlanagan

Count William Flanagan
         

dariusofjaxartes

Comte Darius Jaxarticus

 VS

KolgrimrOlafsson

Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson

  dariusofjaxartes

Comte Darius Jaxarticus

   

belakos

Duke Bela Kos

 

VS 

liefdaleson

Sir Lief Davidson
  belakos

Duke Bela Kos
     

GaiusFuriusMarius

Lord Gaius Furious Marius

VS

outlands

Sir Garreth Lightborne
(BYE) non-destructive
  outlands

Sir Garreth Lightborne
(BYE) non-destructive
         

Bardolf Gundwaldtsson

Sir Bardolf Gunwaldtsson 

VS

hawk

Master Hawk Rill de Hunnybun

 

  Bardolf Gundwaldtsson

Sir Bardolf Gunwaldtsson
         

modyganMacGregor

Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)

 

VS

gabrielrobertson

Sir Gabriel Robertson
ELIMINATED

 

  modyganMacGregor

Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)

 




2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 3 Pairings

 

iohannderfuys

THL Iohann der Vuhs

 

CorbinMaculagh

Lord Corban Maculagh

 
       
WilliamFlanagan

Count William Flanagan
  keridwenandrosoun

THL Keridwen Andersdottir
 
       

dariusofjaxartes

Comte Darius Jaxarticus

 VS

KolgrimrOlafsson

Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson

 

 

belakos

Duke Bela Kos

 

VS 

liefdaleson

Sir Lief Davidson
 
   

GaiusFuriusMarius

Lord Gaius Furious Marius

VS

outlands

Sir Garreth Lightborne
(BYE) non-destructive
 
       

Bardolf Gundwaldtsson

Sir Bardolf Gunwaldtsson 

VS

hawk

Master Hawk Rill de Hunnybun

 

 
       

modyganMacGregor

Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)

 

VS

gabrielrobertson

Sir Gabriel Robertson

 

 

 




2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 2 Results

Round two will be fought 6 ft. spear

 

     

VICTOR

dariusofjaxartes

Comte Darius Jaxarticus

 VS

liefdaleson

Sir Lief Daleson

  liefdaleson

Sir Lief Daleson

   

keridwenandrosoun

THL Keridwen Andersdottir

VS 

MarcAntoinedelaRue

THL Marc Antoine de la Rue
ELIMINATED

  keridwenandrosoun

THL Keridwen Andersdottir
     

WilliamFlanagan

Count William Flanagan

VS

iohannderfuys

THL Iohann der Vuhs 

  iohannderfuys

THL Iohann der Vuhs
         

GaiusFuriusMarius

Lord Gaius Furious Marius

 

VS

CorbinMaculagh

Lord Corban Maculagh

 

  CorbinMaculagh

Lord Corban Maculagh
         

belakos

Duke Bela Kos

 

VS

RowlanddeGreyofLincolnshire

Sir Roland de Grey of Lincolnshire
ELIMINATED

 

  belakos

Duke Bela Kos
         

KolgrimrOlafsson

Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson

VS

decimus retouch

THL Decimus Modius Varro
ELIMINATED

  KolgrimrOlafsson

Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson
         

modyganMacGregor

Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)

VS

FaolanMacEwanTaver

Sir Faolan MacEwan Taver
ELIMINATED

  modyganMacGregor

Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)
         

Bardolf Gundwaldtsson

Sir Bardolf Gunwaldtsson

VS

gabrielrobertson

Sir Gabriel Robertson

  gabrielrobertson

Sir Gabriel Robertson
         

hawk

Master Hawk Rill de Hunnybun

 

VS

outlands

Sir Garreth Lightborne
(BYE) non-destructive

  outlands

Sir Garreth Lightborne
(BYE) non-destructive

2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 2 Pairings 

Round two will be fought 6 ft. spear

 

     

dariusofjaxartes

Comte Darius Jaxarticus

 VS

liefdaleson

Sir Lief Davidson

 

 

keridwenandrosoun

THL Keridwen Andersdottir

VS 

MarcAntoinedelaRue

THL Marc Antoine de la Rue

 
   

WilliamFlanagan

Count William Flanagan

VS

iohannderfuys

THL Iohann der Vuhs 

 
       

GaiusFuriusMarius

Lord Gaius Furious Marius

 

VS

CorbinMaculagh

Lord Corban Maculagh

 

 
       

belakos

Duke Bela Kos

 

VS

RowlanddeGreyofLincolnshire

Sir Roland de Grey of Lincolnshire

 

 
       

KolgrimrOlafsson

Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson

VS

decimus retouch

THL Decimus Modius Varro

 
       

modyganMacGregor

Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)

VS

FaolanMacEwanTaver

Sir Faolan MacEwan Taver

 
       

Bardolf Gundwaldtsson

Sir Bardolf Gunwaldtsson

VS

gabrielrobertson

Sir Gabriel Robertson

 
       

hawk

Master Hawk Rill de Hunnybun

 

VS

outlands

Sir Garreth Lightborne
(BYE) non-destructive

 

 




2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 1 Results

 

     

VICTOR

Bardolf Gundwaldtsson

Sir Bardolf Gunwaldtsson

 VS

CorbinMaculagh

Lord Corban Maculagh

 

Bardolf Gundwaldtsson

Sir Bardolf Gunwaldtsson

 

RowlanddeGreyofLincolnshire

Sir Roland de Grey of Lincolnshire 

VS 

GaiusFuriusMarius

Lord Gaius Furious Marius 

 

GaiusFuriusMarius

Lord Gaius Furious Marius 

   

belakos

Duke Bela Kos

VS

iohannderfuys

 THL Iohann der Vuhs

 

belakos

Duke Bela Kos

         

WilliamFlanagan

Count William Flanagan

VS

decimus retouch

THL Decimus Modius Varro

 

WilliamFlanagan

Count William Flanagan

         

modyganMacGregor

Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)

VS

keridwenandrosoun

THL Keridwen Andersdottir

 

modyganMacGregor

Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)

         

KolgrimrOlafsson

Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson

VS

MarcAntoinedelaRue

BHE THL Marc Antoine de la Rue

 

KolgrimrOlafsson

Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson

         

dariusofjaxartes

Comte Darius Jaxarticus

VS

FaolanMacEwanTaver

Sir Faolan MacEwan Taver

 

dariusofjaxartes

Comte Darius Jaxarticus

         

gabrielrobertson

Sir Gabriel Robertson

VS

hawk

Master Hawk Rill de Hunnybun

 

hawk

Master Hawk Rill de Hunnybun

         

liefdaleson

Sir Lief Davidson

VS

outlands

Sir Garreth Lightborn (BYE)

 

outlands

Sir Garreth Lightborn non-destructive

2017 Spring Crown Tournament - Round 1 Pairings

 
 Bardolf Gundwaldtsson VS  CorbinMaculagh    
 Sir Bardolf Gunwaldtsson    Lord Corban Maculagh    
 
 RowlanddeGreyofLincolnshire VS  GaiusFuriusMarius    
Sir Roland de Grey of Lincolnshire   Lord Gaius Furious Marius    
 
 belakos VS  iohannderfuys    
Duke Bela Kos   THL Iohann der Vuhs    
 
 WilliamFlanagan VS  decimus retouch    
Count William Flanagan   THL Decimus Modius Varro    
 
 modyganMacGregor VS  keridwenandrosoun    
Eorl Muiredach (Mordygan)   THL Keridwen Andersdottir    
 
 KolgrimrOlafsson VS  MarcAntoinedelaRue    
Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson   BHE THL Marc Antoine de la Rue    
 
 dariusofjaxartes VS  FaolanMacEwanTaver    
Comte Darius Jaxarticus   SirFaolan MacEwan Taver    
 
 gabrielrobertson VS  hawk    
Sir Gabriel Robertson   Master Hawk Rill de Hunnybun    
 
 liefdaleson VS  outlands   (BYE) 
Sir Lief Davidson   Garreth Lightborn    
 
 

Good Morning!  Court and the Processional has begun!!

Per Outlands tradition, the first round will be a challenge round with the non-peers challenging the peers.

Bela Anna

 

Darius Anna

 

Mordygan Adalyde

 

William Drahomira

 

Kolgrimr Danielle

 

Bardolf Sabiha

 

Rowland Fiona

 

Hawk Nerissa

 

Lief Ansteys

 

Gabriel Jeanne

 

Faolan Roana

 

Marc Bianca

Keridwen Massimiliano

 

Decimus Oppia

 

Iohann Martine

 

Gaius Alexandria

 

Corban Taythen

Outlands and members of the Known World! Please stand by for the Entrants of Their Royal Majesties, Robert and Mage's Crown Tournament!