THL Cristiane Woayde seneschal

Kingdom Seneschal

Misstress Christine WoyadeOP
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Seneschal Announcement

Good Day Outlands,

 I have recently stepped into the office of Kingdom Seneschal.  I would like to Thank Jarl Freyana Geardson for his work in this job, and hope that I can live up to the Crown’s expectations in fulfilling this job.  I am lucky to have Mistress Melodia Shaw and Master Jethro Stille step up as my northern and southern deputies.  Sir Lavan Longwalker has agreed to continue as my drop dead deputy.

In stepping into this position, I hope to hold more training for our officers, and help develop policies that will help smooth our transitioning from virtual to in person play.

We are looking for volunteers for officers of all kind in every group.  In the Seneschalet, we are in need of deputies.  If you have ever been interested in any position, please contact your local officer or Seneschal.  In many cases, there is no experience needed, and if you step into that deputy position, you will get training.

If you need to contact me, please feel free to do so by phone Monday through Friday 5:00pm to 9:00pm, or between 9:00am to 9:00pm on Saturdays. I am available via email anytime.

Take Care,

THL Christine Woyade

Greetings Unto All,

I am excited that THL Cristiane appointed me to the role of Northern Deputy Seneschal. I have lived in the kingdom, and the Barony of Caerthe specifically, for over twenty years. In particular, I am looking forward to helping with the transition following the pandemic. Please feel free to come to me with any issues under my purview.


Master Jethro Stille

Greetings Outlands!

My name is Melodia Shaw, and our new Kingdom Seneschal, THL Cristiane Woayde, has asked me to take on the role of Southern Seneschal Deputy.  I am greatly honored to serve my Kingdom in this capacity.  I know things are very strange now, but my hope is we can use this time to learn and figure out new and better ways to communicate and run our great kingdom. 

A little about me, I have been been playing in the SCA for 25 years, in two different kingdoms.  I have been in al-Barran since 2003.  Among other offices I have been Seneschal and Exchequer of al-Barran and Southern Exchequer Deputy.  I am a member of the Order of the Pelican.  I hope my experiences in these roles will help me in this current one.

Please feel free to contact me with any issues or concerns you have pertaining to Outlands South, I will be most available between the hours of 10a-9p. 

Let's work together to make the Outlands the Best it can be!

Mistress Melodia Shaw


What is a "Seneschal"?  In medieval times, the Seneschal was the steward of a Great House.  Seneschals also performed duties similar to a governor or other administrative or judicial officer.

In the SCA, a Seneschal is Chapter, Regional, or Local President. 

The Kingdom Seneschal leads the Kingdom Officers and aids the Crown in administrative functions.


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