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Deputy for Kingdom Chamberlain Position Available:

I would like to announce that I am looking for a deputy for the Kingdom Chamberlain position. All interested members of the Kingdom may submit a Letter of Intent. I plan to guide you through the position through Crown Tournament this spring and Coronation over the summer before passing the position on fully to the deputy. The Kingdom Chamberlain manages all of the Kingdom Regalia. This individual must be a self-starter, able to work with Microsoft Office products, and is comfortable talking to the Crown, their Retinue, and Kingdom Officers to schedule inspections and talk about any needs or repairs. A list of the duties are, but not limited to, the following.

The Kingdom Chamberlain is:

  • Responsible for the storage, inventory, and maintenance of the physical property belonging to the Kingdom. This includes determining that the regalia being checked in and out is in a serviceable state and completing/updating an inventory of property at the end of each reign and reporting it to the Kingdom Exchequer;

  • Responsible for contacting each Crown at the end of their reign to schedule an inventory check, typically done at Coronation before stepping down;

  • Providing the necessary paperwork for the checkout process for the new Heirs and Crown at the beginning of their reign;

  • Responsible for heading a Regalia Committee who shall assist in the creation of new items of regalia, replacement items, and provide help to the Crown in the maintenance of regalia items;

  • Reporting regularly to the Kingdom Exchequer:

  • updated inventory and lease agreements after each reign;

  • updates on regalia that is currently in process of being made or repaired monthly or quarterly, depending on the item;

  • Responsible for updating regalia tracking;

  • Responsible for updating all procedures pertaining to the office.

  • Responsible for finding and training deputies in the duties for this office.

This position is financially warranted and reports to the Kingdom Exchequer office. The Kingdom Chamberlain is authorized to receive reimbursement for travel to all Crown Tournaments and Coronations based on actual gas receipts per the Outlands Financial Policy.

I will be accepting letters of interest through March 1, 2023 for this deputy position. Please send your Letters of Intent to me at the following address: 

Nerienda of Elmet: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yours In Service,

Nerienda of Elmet

Kingdom Chamberlain

 
 

Unto the Great Populace of Dragonsspine do We, Bardolf and Sabiha, King and Queen of the Outlands present you with happy tidings.

After careful consideration it is Our will to invest Master Turlough and Mistress Adelaisa as the next Coronet of Dragonsspine, this spring.

Your words of counsel at Dragonsspine Candlemas were not only paramount in our decision, but have given Us great solace knowing that Our Barony of Dragonsspine flourishes now, and will continue to do so in the future.

Bardolf and Sabiha

King and Queen of the Outlands

Greetings Dragonsspine!

We are pleased to announce the candidates for the next Coronet of Dragonsspine.

Maistir Toirrdhealbhaigh MacAnghusa and Maitresse Adelaisa Bernois,

and

Don Erich Geisler and Lancer Apollonia Zawmstricker

We look forward to hearing your words and counsel during the baronial polling at Dragonsspine Candlemas on January 28th. Please know that if you are unable to attend the polling you may reach out to us at any time to share your thoughts.

Bardolf and Sabiha

King and Queen of the Outlands

Greetings unto the Outlands, and to the rapier community specifically!

 

I have greatly enjoyed my term as Kingdom Rapier Marshal. I've enjoyed meeting and fencing so many of you, and working to make sure that my office has addressed your concerns positively. I've seen the kingdom re-open from pandemic closure, witnessed not one but two new authorization methods, revised the ruleset (and submitted another revision), and streamlined the inclusion of requested improvements to those rules. It's been rewarding having the chance to hold a dialog via my Wednesday Facebook posts, which have led to a number of positive discussions.

 

That said, all good things must came to an end. My term is up in July, and as such, I will require a successor. Per Outlands law, I am announcing my impending term-end several months in advance, to give the populace a chance to apply for this position, and offer the successful candidate the chance to get a little while seeing how the office works before stepping up. The position is largely an administrative one, and one which requires understanding the rules as well as interpreting them when needed. One should be comfortable being a marshal, keen to champion and improve upon the rules, and be comfortable answering to the office of the Earl Marshal and the Crown.

 

Thus, I invite those gentles who would apply for the position of Kingdom Rapier Marshal forward letters of intent and qualifications to myself at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and to the Earl Marshal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is my intent to step down at Battlemoor, so we will accept applications through April 1st (no foolin'), and hopefully announce a decision for SCA New Years on or around May 1st. 

 

In Srvc., 

-ir

Master Ian

Outlands KRM

Greetings Mistresses and Ministers of the Lists of These Mighty Outlands!

As the Mighty Stag shakes off its slumber and charges forward into this new year, we find ourselves refreshing the roster of our valued and needed MOLs. We ask that all those who hold the office of an MOL (Minister or Mistress of the Lists) or those interested in being one such member of our Marshalate please email the Kingdom Mistress of the Lists, Baroness Morgan Cheyney, to be added to the roster. We need this roster to be able to communicate updates and news from the Marshalate to you, as well as reach out to you about tournament results on all fields. Your service is deeply appreciated- but we want to be sure we know of it and receive word!

All those interested in being a MOL (or continuing to be) should email the Kingdom MOL at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In your email, please include the following things to be added to the roster:

Your SCA name (We need to know who you are!)
Your SCA membership number
Your local group (We need to know where you are!)
The email you would like to be contacted about MOL business at
A phone number in case email fails us

Interested in being a MOL but you never have been before? Write our Kingdom MOL at the email address above and I am certain she would love to tell you all about the position! Mistresses and Ministers of the Lists are the martial record keepers of our Kingdom- running tournaments alongside the Marshals and reporting those results back to the Marshalate for publishing!

Applicants for the MOL roster will have until January 31st to contact the Kingdom MOL before the roster is published. You will be able to find it on StagsApp just the same as you would look up Local Authorizing Marshals! Anyone who misses the deadline isn’t barred from joining of course- just know that you will need to be on the roster (so that we can hear of your good works and let you know of changes and updates!) before you can fill a seat in this wonderful office.

Without you, everything is just practice-

Sincerely, Sir Ronan na f-fiacal mac Connail
Earl Marshal of These Glorious Outlands

Greetings great Kingdom of the Outlands.

Pre-registration is now open for Gulf Wars. Outlands is on the drop down bar. Let’s start getting numbers for war! Gulfwars.org
His highness is looking forward to having you all there. All preregistration closes February 26 at midnight.
Please send tent sizes to the email posted below.

https://www.gulfwars.org/registration

In service Sir Adrien of Monster Hall
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Jax Anna RainbowUnto the Glorious Kingdom of the Outlands do We, Jaxarticus and Anna, Rex and Regina Outlandium,  bid thee all a heartfelt thank you and a fond Farewell.

Last Spring we were blessed with the Honor of becoming King and Queen of this amazing Kingdom. During this time, We traveled the from the stretching Pines of Windkeep, down to the Standing stones of the City of rock.  We visited with old friends and made new ones. There had been something off coming back from the plague times, but eventually we saw the magic reappear before our eyes. We witnessed the Honor, Courtesy, and Valor of our populace Throughout the Known World. The Outlands Warbands traveled from coast to coast. Our victories were many, our losses few, and as always, a valuable lesson. Old alliances were kept as we battled alongside Calontir on the fields of Pennsic.  The Kingdom of Atendveldt and the Outlands stood together as the mighty force “Outenveldt” at Great Western War, fighting for the Principality of the Mist and The Kingdom of the West.  Incredible Adventures were had and thus we have all of you to thank.

We would especially like to Thank the following people; Sir Slaine, Our Head of household, who kept this all moving along despite my best attempts to thwart well made plans. Mistress Bri, Our Mistress of the Robes, she did an amazing job, as did her entire staff of helpers who came from many Kingdoms to keep us so well dressed. The Queen’s Champion Duke Boleslav, whose sharp spear and wit were welcome company on our many adventures.  My Champion Sir Adrian and the “Lone Guardsman” Sir MacBain were at my side battle after battle. Baroness Maria and THLady Hrefna for helping make sure we were attended and cared for. Don Eago for being the ultimate Queen’s guardsman. Master Duncan and all the Heralds who made our courts possible and timely. Earl Mordygan for traveling the known world and helping us wherever we were.  And of course, Nero, my faithful hound, who kept our home safe along with Luna his personal service dog.

Many people throughout the Kingdom greeted us with a smile and a helping hand on our journeys and we wish we could have done even more, but Alas our time is done. It is our time to support our Heirs, and in turn, this great Kingdom.   When we work together, we are stronger and better. And We can always be better.

Thank you all, We wish you the best, may health and adventure be yours. It has been a privilege to serve this Kingdom, and We look forward to the many years to come. Who Knows, We might be back, one of the perks of being immortal.

Acta Non Verba

Jaxarticus Rex                  Anna Regina

Outlandium

It is Domesday time!
Mine is due to Laurel in February, so I need yours in January. It is through the actions of the heralds (local, kingdom-deputy, and at-large) encapsulated in reports that White Stag can dispense personal heraldic rank.... For White Stag cannot be everywhere at once! For those of you who hold multiple offices, please provide me with a separate report for each office.

Please compile a report of the activity in your office for the calendar year of 2022CE, and send it to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Coronation.
In general, I need to know the following things:
  • When your warrant was issued (and when it is set to expire)
  • Whether (or not) you have a deputy
  • What activity your office has conducted broken down by month (workshops held, submissions handled, etc)
Local groups should also include:
  • An abbreviated inventory of your office's equipment and regalia (we're talking books and tabards and seals, not pencils and paperclips)
  • A brief accounting of the transactions your office has been responsible for (since we do not hold our own money, there should not be any funds retained with a herald).
Branches who do not provide a domesday, even one acknowledging "no activity" will be considered inactive within the Heraldic Offices. Branches & Deputies are expected to report monthly, and at least quarterly, and there are a number of heralds who have not been meeting this requirement.
If there are any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email, discord, or phone. I even respond to Facebook Messages these days!
I remain in service,
Æðeluulf munec

White Stag
Principal Herald
Friends! Outlanders! Heralds!
Domesday time is upon us! If you are an at-large herald (or wish to be counted as such), please send me a letter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. letting me know what you've been up to as a herald this past year. Town Crying, Tournament announcements, courts, consultations, processions, you name it, I want to hear about it!
Much as the Crown cannot be everywhere at once, neither can Their principal Herald, and it is by reporting your activities that I can know just how well served the Kingdom is by their heralds. I thank you in advance!
Æðeluulf munc, OP

Greetings Citadel!

We are pleased to announce the candidates for the next Coronet of Citadel of the Southern Pass.

Maese Carlos Nieto de Andrade and Mistress Joella of Blue Lion's Keep

We look forward to hearing your words and counsel during the baronial polling at The Feast of St. Edrik on December 10th. Please know that if you are unable to attend the polling you may reach out to us at any time to share your thoughts.

Bardolf and Sabiha

Crown Prince and Crown Princess

Dread Lord and Lady of Argonia 

We need help. The following is a list of Offices we are looking to fill with the respective deadlines for letters of intent. If interested, please submit your application to the Kingdom Seneschal, Crown, Heirs, and for the Exchequer position, the Kingdom Exchequer. If you have any questions please reach out to the respective officer.
Kingdom Exchequer 12/31/22
Kingdom SCARS Deputy
Northern Exchequer Deputy
Southern Exchequer Deputy
Kingdom Seneschal-Elect 12/31/22
North Deputy Seneschal 12/15/22
South Deputy Seneschal 12/15/22
Social Media Officer Elect 12/31/22
Social Media Officer Deputy 1/15/22
Youth Minister 12/15/22
Youth Minister Deputy 1/5/22
Diversity and Inclusion Officer 12/15/22
Under the Seneschal:
 Investigations Deputies TBD 
 Special Projects Deputy TBD
 Waver Deputy Elect TBD
 Media Relations TBD
Thank you,
Mistress Christine
Kingdom Seneschal
Good Greetings Fair Populace of the Kingdom of the Outlands!

It has been my great pleasure to serve our fair Kingdom as the Outlands Kingdom Exchequer. We are now accepting Letters of Intent for the position of Outlands Kingdom Exchequer Elect through 31 December. 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Receive and disburse funds;
Maintain accurate records of the Kingdom assets and accounts;
Generate annual and quarterly financial reports;
Chair the Kingdom Financial Committee;
Counsel the Crown on all kingdom-level event proposals;
Assist Kingdom Officers with their operational budgets;
Enlist, train and manage regional deputies;
Assist and manage the local Exchequers with guidance and training;
Communicate frequently with Society Superiors.

In addition to an Exchequer Elect, the exchequer's office is looking
for the following deputies:

Kingdom SCARS Deputy
Northern Deputy
Southern Deputy

These individuals must be self-starters, and have good communication skills. This person will be working closely with local exchequers and seneschals, the Kingdom Exchequer, and Society officers when required. These positions are financially warranted and report to the Kingdom Exchequer. Training will be provided.  Working knowledge of Excel is expected as well as reliable internet and computer access. Applicants must be paid adult members in good  standing of the SCA. Please submit your Letter of Intent, including a short resume of mundane and SCA financial experience, no later than December 31 to the following email addresses: 


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The Shire of Draca Mor is also looking for a local Exchequer. If you live in the shire, are a paid member and interested, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.
 
Yours In Service,
Bronach O Crowly
(mka) Shannon Hoffman
Exchequer, Kingdom of the Outlands
 
 
Outlands I return.
Forgive my absence as my skills are needed elsewhere on occasion. Her Royal Majesty is amazing and always prepared for my absence. Please know I will always return home, to the Kingdom of the Outlands.
We look forward to a season of celebration and revelry. We have had excellent success in our war-like endeavors and as such we should enjoys these times of Peace, but always…always prepare for War!
With this in mind I’d hope to see all our SCA communities prepare for this. Archery, Fencing, A and S, equestrian and service are all areas that deserve our attention. Certainly I love armored combat but I understand that this alone does not make our Kingdom whole.
It will take all of us to work together. It will take all of us setting aside petty arguments. It will take all of us to make the Greatest Kingdom the Known World has ever seen even better than we are now.
So I call upon you to ask yourselves, can we not be better? Can We try a little harder? Train a little harder? Give that extra effort all for just the chance to make ourselves that much better. I think we can and I’ll tell you something. We are worth it. Everyday we breathe this precious air it gives a chance to right wrongs, fix a problem, strive a little more. Why wouldn’t we?
War of the Phoenix is on the horizon. So let’s ready ourselves. Their Royal Highness’s will need our spears, swords, and arrows. Let’s be ready for their call and continue to be the best we can.
We look forward to seeing you through the Kingdom and remember, Adventure awaits, be ready for it.

Acta non Verba

Jaxarticus III and Anna

Rex and Regina Outlandium

Greetings Citadel,

His Excellency Bernardo has requested to retire from his position as the Baron of Citadel of the Southern Pass. After speaking with Their Majesties Jaxarticus and Anna it has been decided that we will honor His Excellency’s request and begin accepting letters of intent for the next Coronet of Citadel.

Their Royal Majesties along with Ourselves will accept letters until the 20th of November. The Barony will hold a polling on Saturday December 10th at The Feast of St. Edrik, and the investiture of the future Coronet will be held this coming spring.

You may send a letter of intent to Their Royal Majesties (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Their Royal Highnesses (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), with copies to the Kingdom Seneschal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), the Coronet (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and the Baronial Seneschal (seneschal@ southernpass.org).

You may also contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

-Bardolf and Sabiha, Crown Prince and Princess, Dread Lord and Lady of Argonia

Greetings from the SCA Registration System (SCARS) Deputy,
 
Good news everyone, SCARS is getting an upgrade sometime in November/December.  There are currently four events that are live in SCARS:  Toys for Tots, Caer Galen Midwinter, al-Barran Midwinter and Winter Coronation.  In preparation for the upgrade, SCARS can not accept any other events until the new system goes live.  Thank you for understanding during this transition.  Pre-registrations are no longer required for the kingdom and can be done via mail in or via google form.  Please reach out to myself or the Exchequer for options.  
 
As SCARS is getting an upgrade, now is the time to volunteer to become the new SCARS Deputy.  Please send your letter of intent to the Kingdom Exchequer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for consideration.  Candidate must have a paid membership, working computer, and internet to fulfill the position.  Social media is not required but helpful.  Please note, the SCARS Deputy does not handle any money and is a great way to get your feet wet in the Office of the Exchequer.  
 
In Service I Remain,
 
THL Ayse al-Rumiyya
Al-Barran, Outlands
Outgoing SCARS Deputy

From the Kingdom Seneschal
Greetings,

With the completion of Crown tourney, I would like to Congratulate Their Highnesses Bardolf Gunaltson and Sabiha al-Zarqa'al-Karakiyya on their victory. I look forward to working with them through their reign. 
This month has been quiet for the Seneschallet, but I would like to remind everyone that we still are in need of volunteers at all levels throughout the Kingdom. Please think about volunteering. If there is something you feel should be done, consider doing it. Currently, I would like to extend my thanks to Master Jeathro and Mistress Melodia for their work as the Northern and Southern Deputies,respectively.


I would like to announce that I am looking for a Northern and Southern deputy. For information about the position
or to apply, please email
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Until next time,
Mistress Christine Woyade

Kingdom Seneschal

From the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Minister
Greeting Outlands!

First of all, I would like to address the oral tradition guidelines set out by the Society Arts and Sciences Minister and then Ill talk about a call for the next Kingdom Arts and Sciences Minister. 
Since there are many cultures within the SCA time period that include much oral history which was not written down at the time, the Society has come up with guidelines for including these oral traditions in the arts and sciences. I encourage everyone to read the guidelines and use them when writing documentation or judging in arts and science competitions. You can find the guidelines at: https://www.sca.org/news/guidelines-for-the-recognition-and-approval-of-oral-tradition-in-the-arts-and-sciences/


It has been my privilege to serve the kingdom for coming up on two years and is therefore time for me to allow someone else to learn the office with the expectation of taking the office in April. Letters of interest are due December 1 to the Crown, Kingdom Seneschal, and the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences. Include your SCA resume and any other relevant experience. Tell us what you would like to do with the office and why you think you would be the best candidate. The office requires at least 4 hours a month of answering emails, updating documents, and general paperwork. Attendance at a monthly kingdom officer meeting is required and a monthly meeting with local arts and science officers is recommended. Quarterly reports to the Society officer are required and should be forwarded to the kingdom seneschal and crown. Monthly OH articles are recommended. Special projects make up much the rest of your time working on the office. You should expect to attend kingdom arts and sciences competitions and collegia as well as Queens Prize Tourney. As Kingdom Arts and Sciences Minister, you will be responsible for overseeing these competitions as well as the Royal Outlands Interkingdom University.


I look forward to seeing the applications and to training the next Kingdom Arts and Sciences Minister.

In service,

Marion Forester

(updated - extended to the 15th)
From the Kingdom Web Minister
Bo dia!
Greetings to all who read this missive from the Kingdom Webminister. In accordance with Kingdom Policy I am announcing my intent to step down as KWM, but working with my replacement for a period of around six months to ease the transition over. The replacement deputy should be comfortable with technology, cat wrangling, and organization. The tools of the trade that the Web Ministry supports includes Joomla, Word Press, Google for Non-Profits, and using a third party web host (DreamHost). The current philosophy of the Web Ministry is to be the technical contact and support for both Kingdom and local groups, helping both Kingdom and local groups be as successful as possible. Please send your resume with relevant
experience to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a CC: to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by November 15th, 2022 for
consideration.
I would ask that all local group web ministers please check in with me This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can get all warrants brought up to date.
The Kingdom web ministry is also looking for a deputy to assist with future and current administrative work:
-new kingdom handbook work once the society one has
been finally approved
-assisting local web ministers with reporting
-and other work
This deputy does not have to have any technical background, but should be comfortable with technology.
Servus humillimus,
Maese Carlos Nieto de Andrade, OD

Sir Bardolf - undefeated Vs Sir Simon

Victorious Sir Bardolf Gunwaldson!

Congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses Bardolf and Sabiha, Crown Prince and Princess of the Outlands!

Sir Bardolf - undefeated

Vs

Sir Simon

 

Round 6

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Torstein - Victor, Bardolf
Sir McBain vs Sir Simon - Sir Simon

 

Round 6

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Torstein

Sir McBain vs Sir Simon - 

 

Round 5

Sir Bardolf vs Sir McBain - Victor, Sir Bardolf

Duke Miguel vs Sir Simon - Victor, Simon

Sir Torstein vs Sir Devon for the Non Destructive Bye - Victor, The Outlands

Round 5

Sir Bardolf vs Sir McBain - 

Duke Miguel vs Sir Simon - 

Sir Torstein vs Sir Devon for the Non Destructive Bye 

Round 4 - Final

Duke Miguel vs Sir McBain - Victor McBain

Count Veniamin vs Sir Simon - Victor, Simon

Graf Iohan vs Sir Bardolf - Victor,

Sir Torstein vs THL Jose - Victor

Round 4

Sir Torstein vs THL Jose - 

Duke Miguel vs Sir McBain -

Count Veniamin vs Sir Simon - 

Graf Iohan vs Sir Simon -

Round 3

Duke Miguel vs Earl Mordygan - Victor,  Miguel

Graf Iohan vs Lady Muirgen - Victor, Iohan

Sir McBain vs Sir Simon - Victor, Simon

Count Veniamin vs Sir Torstein, Victor, Torstein

Sir Bardolf vs THL Jose - Victor, Bardolf

My apologies. Technical difficulties have disrupted my posting efforts. I am back on track now. 

 

 

Round 3

Duke Miguel vs Earl Mordygan - 

Graf Iohan vs Lady Muirgen

Sir McBain vs Sir Simon

Count Veniamin vs Sir Torstein

Sir Bardolf vs THL Jose

Round 2 - Final

THL Jose vs Lord Frosti - Victor, Jose

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Raymond - Victor, Bardolf

Sir McBain vs Sir Torstein - Victor, McBain

Duke Miguel vs THL Bernardo - Victor,  Miguel

Graf Iohan vs Earl Mordygan - Victor, Ioha

Mistress Christine vs Count Veniamin - Victor, Veniamin

Lady Muirgen vs Lord Jokul - Victor, Muirgen

Lord Ilo vs Sir Simon - Victor, Simon

Round one 1

Sir Simon Montgomery vs Lord Jokul Blaeinger - Victor, Simon

Sir Michael McBain vs Lady Muirgen Austudottir - Victor, McBain

Earl Mordygan McGregor vs Lord Frosti Grimmarson - Victor, Mordygan

Duke Miguel de Oporto vs Lord Ilo de Faux - Victor, Miguel

Graf Iohan miles cognomine Volpine vs THL Jose de Torquemodo - Victor, Jose

Sir Torstein Skraelinger vs THL Bernardo de Medeci - Victor, Torstein

Sir Bardolf Gunwaldson vs Mistress Christine Woyode - Victor, Bardolf

Count Veniamin Nafanovich Medevenikogtev

vs Sir Raymond the Quiet - Victor, Veniamin

Good morning, and welcome to the Crown Tournament List. 

Round one 1

Sir Simon Montgomery vs Lord Jokul Blaeinger

Sir Michael McBain vs Lady Muirgen Austudottir

Earl Mordygan McGregor vs Lord Frosti Grimmarson

Duke Miguel de Oporto vs Lord Ilo de Faux

Count Iohan miles cognomine Volpine vs THL Jose de Torquemodo

Sir Torstein Skrael8nger vs THL Bernardo de Medeci

Sir Bardolf Gunwaldson vs Mistress Christine Woyode

Count Veniamin Nafanovich Medevenikogtev

vs Sir Raymond the Quiet

https://events.outlands.org/2022-fall-crown-tournament/

Outlands!!!!!!

Crown Tourney is one short day away!

Please read below for some final notes. Attached is a site map please check in at gate BEFORE proceeding to the drop off area for set up. There will be a gate keeper checking for site tokens. The triangles indicate camping, you are welcome to camp anywhere on a first come basis.

Shades around the list field; fighters will be given priority around the list field per TRM direction. If you are traveling with a Landed B&B they have a space reserved next to the Crown for them all to gather. Thrones can be dropped off there. Baronial populace areas can be set up behind fighters.

The weather has had a shift and we are going to see a cool off for Saturday! High of 75 sounds wonderful for a tournament!

Bug spray! There is a gorgeous river running through the site which brings in those little guys be prepared! If you are traveling from the north be aware that the exit you take for the event does not have a gas station or any other store. The town is very near by to the south of site so do not worry but please plan accordingly.

There is a liquor store in town “The Tire Shop wine and spirits” that is offering a SCA discount, mention the SCA to Carol the owner and receive 10% off! 601 W Main St, Trinidad, CO 81082

There will be a dumpster located near the site entrance please deposit your trash there and check your area before departing that all trash has been collected. If the portas run out of TP the event stewards are prepared with additional TP! Let Baroness Neri or Countess Nerissa know and we will take care of it!

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Greetings unto the mighty and glorious Outlands!

Here finds the list for this weekends tournament to vie for the honor of the Crown Prince and Princess of the Outlands.

Please join us for this epic tournament to determine who will ascend to the stag thrones.

Acta Non Verba
Jaxarticus and Anna
Rex and Regina Outlandium

Fighter Consort
Duke Miguel de Oporto Duchess Conan O'Riordain

Count Veniamin Nafanovich Medvednikogotev Lady Natalya Susanina zhena Medvednikogoteva

Earl Mordygan MacGregor Duchess Aliza al-Kashani

Count Iohann, miles cognomine Vulpes Countess Martine de La Rochelle

Sir Raymond the Quiet Mistress Christine Woyade

Syr Michael Patrick MacBain THLady Rebekah Tynker

Sir Bardolf Gunwaldtsson Mistress Sabiha al-Zarqua' al-Karakiyya

Sir Torstein Skraelingr Mistress Madlen Berntsdochter

Sir Simon Montgumery Countess Aria de Chatillon

Mistress Christine Woyade Sir Raymond the Quiet

THLord Bernardo dei Medici Lady Astridr ylgr

THLord Jose Taberna de Torquemada Lady Genoveva Meyer

Lord Ilo de Faux Baroness Arianwen Sweet

Lord Frösti Grimmarson Duchess Anna de Apperleye

Lady Muirgein Astudottir af Aarquelle Lady Annika Mikaelsdottir

Jokull Blaeingr THLady Elizabeth Bakere
Unto the armored fighters of The Mighty Outlands, Crown Tournament is nearly upon us! It has been brought to the attention of the Marshalate that many of you have not been keeping track of your authorization status on StagsApp and that some are finding information conflicting with their assumptions. Hopefully this can help explain a few things:
 
You are required to have a signed waiver (Blue Card) on file with the Marshalate to be authorized. This means that if your Blue Card expires, and you do not reauthorize to update that expiration date, your authorization will expire. Authorizing marshals are instructed to limit authorizations to the length of validity of the presented membership, but humans err. If you have a pink card that says you are authorized but your status is red, it may be that your waiver on file has expired. The way to fix this is to reauthorize with an Authorizing Marshal.
 
If your Authorizing Marshal failed to report your authorization, then your waiver expiration is not on file- meaning your authorization is invalid. A few of you have presented this instance as happening; Authorizing Marshals failing to follow the guidelines will have their permissions revoked as, after all, it is you the fighter that is inconvenienced by their short comings. You can instantly  check on whether a submission has been made by checking StagsApp- it updates in real time. If your authorization was never submitted, you can notify the office of the Earl Marshal so that the Authorizing Marshal can be addressed and then seek a local Authorizing Marshal to reauthorize.
 
Unfortunately, some of our Authorizing Marshals have not been holding to the requirements of their office and will have their permissions revoked. While we apologize for any inconvenience, this is a volunteer organization, and your patience may be needed in support of those following the rules and working to serve you. 
 
Please, by polite to your local Authorizing Marshals and work with them to help them help you.
 
In Service,
Sir Ronan na f-fiacal Mac Connail
Earl Marshal
Schedule Update for 
Sometimes the best laid plans are never meant to come to fruition. At this time the decision has been made to cancel the Clan Tynker performance at Crown Tournament. We sincerely apologize for any disappointment as we know that Clan Tynker is a beloved treasure of the Outlands. There are still many activities planned that will add to the enjoyment of Crown Tournament!
Support the Windover Bard competition and witness who the next Kingdom bard will be! Bring a boat to race with your team or join us to cheer on your favorite. Participate or join us to witness the Princess Protector and Warlord Tournaments.
Please note, donated funds towards the performance will be immediately returned, thank you all for your support!
Friday
12pm site is open
Setup
7pm Windhover Bardic Competition (Finals to be during Crown Tournament)
Saturday
8:30AM list opens
9:00AM Court starts
10:00AM Procession begins
Following the Procession and Oaths: Tournament begins
Court to be held on the field following the tournament
3:30PM or 15 min after the end of the tournament Knight’s Circle (1 hour)
3:30PM **Boat Competition
5:30PM Evening Court
Immediately following Court BBQ begins
Sunday
8:30AM Pelican Circle (45min)
9AM List opens for Princess Protector and Warlord
9:15AM MOD Circle (45min)
10:00AM Laurel Circle (45min)
10:45AM Lists Close
11AM Princess Protector Tourney Starts
11AM Warlord Tourney Starts
Following the Tourneys Closing Court
5PM Site closes

Crown Tournament is truly a back to nature event!


The Crown Tournament site is everything amazing Colorado has to offer, tree groves, grass, and a river.
Many hours have been spent clearing Russian olives and other spiky bushes but please be aware this is NOT a paved site, it has been cleared for camping and day shades, has walking paths, dirt roads (that have been smoothed out), a beautiful river running through site with a walking bridge for easy access to the parking area.
Once parked you will walk down a path and all mundanity (except privies and hand washing stations) will be left behind, you will enjoy the tournament in the splendor of nature!


Pray attend a few notes to better enjoy your event;


The site owner has requested all vehicles be parked in the designated parking area only, there are no exceptions to this. The parking area will be clearly marked and a map will be available before the event so you have a better idea before arriving where to park, as always, any gate worker can assist if you are unclear where the parking area is located.
Once you check in you will be directed to an access road that leads to a drop off area if you are camping. Please be sure to check in first as the gate keeper will be checking for site tokens at this entrance.
Sturdy shoes are highly suggested. Leashed dogs are welcome, please be aware that this is grazing land with cow pies for rolling in a plenty.
Please attend children while they are exploring the river. It is not a fast moving river but it is a river with its own unique dangers.
Please use your best judgment for whether your vehicle is up to the challenge of a dirt road, this road has been tested with small cars and trucks but please keep your speed down to maintain the integrity of the road.
The weather looks great but there is still time for things to change. A high of 80 and low of 47 is currently expected.
Don’t have a sunshade, or don’t have room to bring it? No problem the tourney will be taking place in a grove of trees! Bring your chairs but don’t stress about shade!

Feel free to reach out with questions, comments or concerns. We are excited to share this amazing land with the Populace and all the fun activities in addition to the tournament that have been planned.
Please bring your banners and flags! And see you in 10 short days!

We remain yours, committed to an epic Crown Tournament,

Baroness Nereida and Countess Nerissa

Contact us at:
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Greetings Outlanders,
As Autumn fast approaches many opportunities present themselves for honor, glory, and adventure.
Crown tournament fast approaches and we expect to see even more letters of intent by the 26th of the month. Bonus points to why this day is significant.
Requirements for entrance to the Outlands Crown list including what needs to be included in your letter can be found in Outlands Kingdom law under part
III. SELECTION OF ROYALTY. Kingdom law can be found on the website here:
It is imperative you read Kingdom law to be eligible.
 
On Sunday the Outlands Warlord Tournament will be held. The Warlord is an important part of the Outlands war staff encompassing the greatest melee skills of our kingdom by showing mastery of all weapons and channeling the spirit of the Outlands at War.
 
Speaking of War The following weekend it’s Great Western War. We are expecting an amazing Outlands turnout this year so don’t miss out. More to come soon on the GWW Warband.
We look forward to seeing everyone out and about the Kingdom during the Harvest season and wish you all safe travels and good times.
 
Acta Non Verba
Jaxarticus Rex
Anna Regina
Greetings,
 
At this time, the Kingdom of the Outlands is dropping the implementation of the Society for Creative Anachronism's COVID safe policy.  
 
In its stead we are strongly encouraging groups to implement indoor masking to help protect members.  Additionally, we would encourage members to test before and after gatherings, and to stay home if they do not feel well.
 
If there are any questions, please write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Christine Woyade
Kingdom Seneschal Outlands

Unto the Kingdom of the Outlands do We, Jaxarticus and Anna, send greetings. It is with hope and for understanding we send this message.

With the update to the Covid Policy it was our recommendation that Outlands restrictions be lifted. It is up to the federal, state, and county guidelines, along with the CDC and WHO, to determine what activities are safe to resume under the current conditions in that area. We are not an actual governing body but a historical recreation group. Every member is responsible for their own safety, and they are the ultimate regulator for their own defense.
We highly recommend using tried and true methods to stop the spread of the virus, such as; Hand sanitizer, temperature checks, regular washing of hands, social distancing, masking and quarantine when necessary.
Each group should follow the local guidelines set forth in their area and we should all work together to be safe. Most importantly, If you are sick, Stay Home. Flu, Covid, or otherwise. It’s the ultimate safety net. You may be missed but it’s better for everyone in the long run.
We understand these are new times for all of us with difficult choices. Please be kind and courteous to others in the choices they make.
Let’s keep working together to build a better SCA for everyone.

Acta Non Verba

Jaxarticus Rex
and Anna Regina
Outlandium
Unto the populace of the Outlands, Do We, Jaxarticus and Anna Send greetings. We hope these words find you in great health and spirits.
It has been an amazing journey so far. We have traveled far and wide with the Outlands Warbands and look forward to the days ahead. In all areas does our Kingdom shine and we are sincerely thankful for all your efforts.
Feats of valor and skill abound. On the fields of Pennsic we witnessed many great deeds from our populace. Plus from all accounts we still are one of the most hospitable and welcoming People in the Known world. This makes us very happy and extremely proud.
 
It seems a Crown tournament is fast approaching. I known not why but I assume it’s a fail safe measure that activates automatically. So as traditional dictates we will be accepting letters of intent up until September 26th. Regardless of this there will be a Crown tournament and Warlord Tournament October 1st and 2nd in the Barony of Arquelle. Please join us as we celebrate the battles and festivities of this Autumn celebration.
We look forward to seeing you all about the Kingdom as a exciting September is forthcoming. Join us at the many events we will be attending in the North, South, and Central Outlands. We look forward to further adventures.
 
Acta Non Verba
The Immortal Jaxarticus
Rex
Anna
Regina
Greetings Good Gentles!
 
It is with a heavy heart that due to some unforeseen health issues, I will be stepping down from my position as al-Barran's Exchequer. 
 
If you are interested in filling this position or serving as Deputy, please provide a Letter of Intent (specifying Exchequer or Deputy) to Kingdom Exchequer, al-Barran's Seneschal,  Their Excellencies and myself by September 16, 2022.  In your letter please include your modern and SCA name, address, phone number, and email address.  Please indicate your experience in the SCA and any other skills that you have that might assist in this position. 
 
Please include a copy of your membership card.   Please send your letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Lord Kaz DeRhode at seneschal@al-barran.outlands.org and Their Excellencies Hardin and Gwenlyn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..org, and myself at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..org 
 
In service, 
 
Ingeborg of al-Barran. 
 
 
The Knight Marshall of al-Barran has to step down effective immediately due to mundane work relocation out of the Kingdom.
 
If you are interested in filling this position please provide a Letter of Intent to Kingdom Earl Marshall,  al-Barran's Seneschal,  Their Excellencies and myself by September 16, 2022.  In your letter please include your modern and SCA name, address, phone number, and email address.  Please indicate your experience in the SCA and any other skills that you have that might assist in this position. 
 
Please include a copy of your membership card.   Please send your letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  seneschThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Their Excellencies Hardin and Gwenlyn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..org, and myself at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..org 
 
 
al-Barran continues to seek:
 
Chatelaine
Quartermaster
Captain of the Archers

We are seeking a bid for StagsCon. It can be virtual or in person. Please submit by 8/1/22

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with bid offer. 

 https://stagscon.outlands.org 

For folks who attended Coronation, we had a COVID positive case. Please be mindful of symptoms and test early.
Thank you,
Christine
Kingdom Seneschal
CORONATION UPDATE
For those that did not see, Friday night gate will remain open until 1am to accommodate the vigils.
internet is not spectacular so if you intend to pay at the door, and you can, cash or check will be appreciated. Also, membership and vaccine status (or negative covid test) proof, in paper form would be helpful, just in case.
We will have potable water but please bring plenty. Hydrate is the word of the weekend. It’s likely to be hot.
We haven’t used this site in a number of years. Please be kind if someone asks to camp near you and you have extra flat space.
Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend.
Feel free to share this or copy paste as necessary.
Shoshanah Bas Ruven
Coronation Event Steward/Autocrat
 
CORONATION UPDATE #2
The Buford Store, the one at the exit of I80, does not have an ATM, propane, tobacco, or alcohol. If you need any of these items you will have to go to Laramie or Cheyenne.
PAY PAL WILL NOT BE AN OPTION AT GATE. Please plan to have cash or check available.
Sadly, due to circumstances out of his control Calontir Trim will not be at the event.
Shoshanah Bas Ruven
Coronation Event Steward/Autocrat
Attention beloved members of al-Barran. The Barony needs an individual to step into the shoes of service.
We are in need of a Chatelaine.
 
The Chatelaine is the first point of contact to those new to the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), or new to the local area. The Chatelaine also has a duty to encourage new membership by scheduling local demonstrations and recruitment events and is the liaison between prospective and new members and local officers.
A committee to assist the Chatelaine has been discussed.
 
Please submit a letter of intent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
P.S. We also need our Quartermaster and Captain of our Archers replaced so they can have a hard earned break.

Your Gent in Service
Kaz

Greetings friends, Our mighty populace!

The Kingdom of the Outlands is desiring to expand Our roster of Ministers/Mistresses of the List!
We would love to have the chance to update the reference list of those that We may be able to call on in a time of need to run tournaments (AND have warranted folks for it)!  
If you have these skills and would heed this call (please DO!), email Sir Ronan, the Kingdom Earl Marshal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as you are able.
We appreciate you thoroughly -- and may have opportunity to call on your skills in the near future (*cough* coronation *cough*).

Ever yours,
Sultan Barekr Khan
Queen Beatrice

Beloved Outlanders,

 

We are delighted to address you, and hope these words find you in pleasant company and good health. These words are difficult to compose, and so please be patient as We try to frame our thoughts. The future of this kingdom and the SCA as a whole is bright indeed, and We are excited to see what comes next. We have had the great honor and joy to see many newcomers arrive to Our court. From the southern deserts to the northern peaks, new faces and new hopes are blooming. This game is a haven to many and varied walks of life, and we pride ourselves on being an inclusive and welcoming society. This is evident in the sheer number of people who have arrived and subsequently stayed around over the last few decades. But it is important to acknowledge that not everyone’s introduction to this society is as frictionless and welcoming as some of our own experiences. Some of the reasons for this are unavoidable, differences of personalities and opinions exist, and we aren’t guaranteed to meet those who will become our family right away.

It takes a non-trivial amount of time and effort to engage in this game… motivation and inspiration aren’t always enough to get someone to participate. In some cases it would only take one or two negative experiences to persuade someone that their time would be better spent elsewhere. As the culture and society evolve, we must consistently evaluate those changes and be mindful of the shifts. It is true that we can only take responsibility for ourselves, and we can never control the reactions of others, but we can monitor ourselves (and others) during our communications to learn and observe how we are being perceived. This is not a one time fix, one can not simply realize the perfect way to interact with everyone and then rest upon their wisdoms… It is a process, a never ending course correction due to new input and experience. What works for one will not necessarily work for another, and the difference is being genuine with each person on their own account, and being ready to respond to their specific cues.

This means that we should shy away from falling into familiar patterns when we meet and interact with new people. This could be someone who is new to the game, new to the kingdom, or just new to you. Take the time to establish a rapport, engage enough to learn the boundaries of consent. We are proud of our people and our kingdom for how they have risen to the challenge of resuming activity again. Love abounds, and excitement is high. We do not wish to dim these tidings, but neither should we passively move forward without thought. 

There have been a number of interactions across the kingdom in the last few months, and while they are isolated incidents, and vary in severity, they all stem from a lack of clear communication. This is due to a lack of observation of how the interaction was received, both factually, and emotionally. This indicates that some of our communication requires assessment and attention. As We have said, this is an ongoing process, and all of us cannot get to where we want to be without going there together. Be mindful always, especially in those cases where you do not know the person you are interacting with, and together we can create as safe and welcoming of an environment as possible. We have every confidence in this kingdom, and its people, and We hope that everyone out there considers these words at least a little.

 

Be well,

Sultan Barekr Khan

Queen Beatrice

Unto the Populace of the mighty Outlands, do I, Roana Campbell, Seneschal of Caerthe send greetings.
 
I send this missive to inform all who attended Seize the Day!!, that a good gentle has tested positive for Covid since returning home from the event.  We are very grateful they reached out to us right away as we are able to share the information with you, so that you may handle the news in the way that makes you most comfortable.  
 
Please feel free to reach out to me with any concerns at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Yours In Service to the Dream,
Roana 

Good Morning!

 

I would like to make the below as an official announcement on behalf of the marshalate to the populace of The Outlands:

 

Hail to the Glorious Outlands and to those who follow their martial passions!

  It is with an overjoyed heart that I am able to announce the launching of “StagsApp”, a new digital record for martial authorizations across the kingdom. It is the culmination of many, many hours of work- with still some work to be done. It is currently available on Android devices and will be available on IOS in the future, once that “lovely” company is appeased. Outlanders of all martial pursuits can find their authorizations and their applicable handbooks on the App.

What does it do?

StagsApp has a real time database of authorizations. Simply look up the activity and find your SCA name- A green mark means you are up to date and a red mark means your authorization is expired and needs to be updated! You can also find links to all of the Society and Kingdom handbooks on the App, as well as a tab to find who is an authorizing marshal in your nearest local group. It’s gets better! Authorizing Marshals will be able to update your authorization via the App- no more needing to send in cards and reports as it can all be done digitally.

Why isn’t my name on the database?

Well, probably because you are not authorized! Even if you have a Pink Card from an authorizing marshal, if they do not report to the marshalate that you were authorized that piece of pink paper means nothing at all. Having an up-to-date roster of martial participants is required by Society, and protects the game we love in the case of accidents. If your name isn’t on the database, just find a marshal and reauthorize (correctly this time) and you can let the Office of the Earl Marshal know who incorrectly authorized you before so that we can ensure it does not happen to more unsuspecting participants in the future.

Why is my name marked red?

There are three reasons a name may be marked as red or expired: 1- Your authorization has expired! 2- Your membership expiration that you gave the authorizing marshal has expired. You need to have a membership to participate in marshal activities (You cannot authorize nonmembers) and as such, no authorization can be valid without a valid “Blue Card”. When you reauthorize, give your new Blue Card info to your authorizing marshal and they will get this squared away. 3- You have had your authorization pulled- if this has happened you probably know why your name is marked red!

How can I be an authorizing marshal?

All the martial branches have their own systems for being an authorizing marshal. You can contact the Marshalate Sub-Officer of your activity (Equestrian, Rapier, Archery/Thrown, or Armored) with more questions. For Armored Combat (Heavies) we will need to refresh our roster for the app. Those interested in becoming (or continuing to be) authorizing marshals for heavy combat should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the “Subject” line of “Petition for Armored Combat Marshal”. To be an armored combat marshal you must be a paid member of the SCA, have an active Armored Combat authorization, be in good standing with the marshalate, and have demonstrated your ability to safely authorize combatants (usually in the form of an interview or prior knowledge of ability from the current Marshalate).

Where can I find this Miracle App?

It can currently be found in the Google Play store under the name “StagsApp”. We will announce when it is available upon fruit-based devices.

Thank you everyone for your contributions to the marshalate of These Mighty Outlands!

In Service,

Sir Ronan na f-fiacal mac Connail

Earl Marshal

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The Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass has a few officer possitions that are opening or have opened:

  • Baronial Exchequer
  • Baronial Arts & Sciences officer
  • Baronial Chatelaine
  • Baronial Herald / Rook Pursuivant

If interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  and the apropriate Kingdom officer. 

Fellow Caerthen's, We are in need of a new Knight Marshal as I am retiring and moving to Calontir. If you are interested in this position please send a letter of interest to the following addresses: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you,
Count Robert Magnus

Duke Jaxx v Sir Griffith

First Fight - Jaxx

Second Fight - Jaxx

Victory to Duke Darius Jaxarticus!

Congratulations to the heirs Jaxx and Anna!

Duke Jaxarticus will fight Sir Griffith for the final round.

Jarl Mordygan v Sir Griffith  - Victor Griffith

Duke Jaxx v Sir Simon -  Victor Jaxx

Currently, Duke Jaxx is the only undefeated fighter. 

Jarl Mordygan v Sir Griffith

Duke Jaxx v Sir Simon

Currently, Duke Jaxx is the only undefeated fighter. 

Jarl Mordygan v Sir Torstein - Victor Mordygan

Duke Jaxx v Sir Griffith - Victor Jaxx

Sir Simon v THL Uchtred for the BYE - Victor 

Sir Torstein is eliminated.

Sir Griffith v Sir Simon - Victor Griffith

Duke Jaxx v Sir Torstein - Victor Jaxx

Jarl Mordygan v THL Uchtred for the BYE Victor - Mordygan

Sir Griffith v Master Adam '- Victor Griffith

Duke Jaxx v Jarl Mordygan - Victor Jaxx

Sir Baqu v Sir Simon - Victor Simon

Sir Torstein v THL Uchtred for the BYE - Victor Uchtred

Sir Baqu and Master Adam have been Eliminated

Duke Jaxx v Sir Adrien - Victor Jaxx

Sir Torstein v Lady Astrid - Victor Torstein

Sir Baqu v Sir Griffith - Victor Griffith 

Jarl Mordygan v Master Hawkril - Victor Mordygan

Sir Simon v Lord Jose - Victor Simon

Master Adam v Lord Albinus. - Victor Adam

Sir Adrien, Master Adam, Lady Astrid Lord Albinus and Lord Jose are out.

Duke Jaxx v Sir Adrien

Sir Torstein v Lady Astrid

Sir Baqu v Sir Griffith

Jarl Mordygan v Master Hawkril

Sir Simon v Lord Jose

Master Adam v Lord Albinus. 

Duke Jaxx v Sir Adrien

Sir Torstein v Lady Astrid

Sir Baqu v Sir Griffith

Jarl Mordygan v Master Hawkril

Sir Simon v Lord Jose

Master Adam v Lord Albinus. 

Master Adam v Sir Simon - Vivtor Simon

Sir Adrien v Sir Baqu - Victor Baqu

Jorl Mordygan v Lady Astrid - Victor Mordygan

Sir Torstein v Lord Jose - Victor Torstein

Duke Jaxx v Lord Albinus - Victor Jaxx

Sir Hawkril v Sir Griffith - Griffith

Round 1 is non-destructive

Duke Jaxaetes v Lord Jose - victor Jaxx

Jorl Mordygan v Dominus Albinus - Victor Mordygan

Sir Baku v Lady Astrid - Victor Baqu

Master Hawkril v Sir Simon - Victor Hawkril

Master Adam v Sir Adrien - Victor Adam

Sir Torstein v Sir Griffith - Victor Griffith

 

Round 1 is non-destructive

Duke Jaxaetes v Lord Jose

Jorl Mordygan v Dominus Albinus

Sir Baku v Lady Astrid 

Master Hawkril v Sir Simon

Master Adam v Sir Adrien

Sir Torstein v Sir Griffith

 

Good morning Outlands!

Watch this space for tournament updates.

MoL - Morgan Cheyney

The list of entrants and consorts for the Kingdom of the Outlands Spring Crown 2022 is as follows:
 
- Duke Darius of Jaxartes fighting for Countess Anna MacTaggart
 
- Jorl Mordygan (Muiredach) MacGregor fighting for Duchess Aziza al-Kashan
 
- Sir Uighur-un Buqu Bagadur fighting for THL Johanna Morganstern
 
- Master Hawkril Hunneybun and Sir Adrien De Calais fighting for each other
 

- Sir Torstein Skrælingr fighting for Mistress Madlen Berntsdochter


- Master Adam of CarMychel fighting for Mistress Ymanie the Midwife

- Sir Griffith Atte Dernedyngle fighting for THL Marija Zuzoric (AKA Tsura)
 
- Sir Simon Montgumery and Mistress Christine Woayde fighting for eachother
 
- Dominus Tiberius Aurelius Albinus fighting for Baroness Diana of Llanberris
 
- Lord Jose Taberna de Torquemada fighting for Lady Genoveva Meyer
 
- Lady Astridtr Ylgr fighting for Countess Nerissa Della Badessa

Harken, and rejoice! Our southern lands, where the mountains lie to the east instead of the west, have spoken.  

 
After receiving much counsel, and reading many words, we are assured that passion and light burns in the hearts of our people. We are glad to announce that we have chosen the successors to the coronet of al-Barran.  
 
All of the good gentles who put forth their names and willingness to sacrifice time, heart, and effort are to be commended.  Their devotion to this game, through their barony, serves as an excellent example to us all. 
 
Though we tend to think of a time of transition as having a melancholy melody, we know that the kindness and community that has been built by Rowland and Ymanya as Baron and Baroness, will continue with a slightly altered beat.  We want to thank them for the love and support they have shown Our southern barony of black and gold.  
 
As the will of the people is clear, and we have heard that strong counsel, the successors of the baronial Coronet of al-Barran are Master Harduin of Heristal and Lady Gwenlyn Aldwyn.  They are to be invested as festivities are beginning at the Grand Outlandish Tournaments at the end of May.  We hope to see many of you join us in celebration. 
 
al-Barran, as ever, thank you for your warm welcome, your counsel, your music, and your laughter.  It brought us much joy to hear.  Outlands, stand with them in solidarity, as we move forward into this new chapter.
 
Be well,
Sultan Barekr Khan
Queen Beatrice
Dread Lord and Lady of Argonia 
We really need bids for Kingdom Arts and Sciences Tourney for this fall. All you have to do is to take care of the site and event requirements. I will take care of running the competition, organizing entrants and judges, etc.
If you are interested in hosting the event, check out the general bid requirements at the bottom of the A&S Library page. Thank you!
Marion Forester, Kingdom Arts and Sciences Minister
 


Exchequer
Archery Captain
Rapier Marshal
Chronicler

FYI we have some great folks that have submitted letters of intent.
But if you are like OMG OMG I need to do this, then please submit your letters of intent to the Baroness and Baron, seneschal, and corresponding Kingdom officers.

Your Gent in Service
Kaz

Dearest Outlands, and especially Our thriving Barony of Unser Hafen, a most sincere and heartfelt greeting!

 
Though some small sadness always accompanies a time of transition, we can take solace in the fact that where we are going is a bright and wonderful place. The time of Aegeon and Miriam as Baron and Baroness of Unser Hafen is drawing to a close.  We want to take this moment to thank them for the service they have given and the love they have fostered within their lands.  We also want to thank all of the candidates who put their names forward for this office and the duties that it comes with; this devotion to your home is to be commended.
 
After much consideration and with the will of the people in Our minds, We believe We have found suitable and excellent successors to the Baronial Coronet of Unser Hafen.  At this time, We wish to officially announce Jarl Freana Geardson and Countess Richenda de la Selva as the successors to the Coronet of Unser Hafen.  They are to be invested as spring begins to give way to summer on May 14th.  We hope to see many of you there to bear witness to this joyous occasion.
 
To the great people of Unser Hafen, your enthusiasm and hospitality is inspirational.  We look forward with hope in our hearts to the next time we meet.  Outlands, stand with them in solidarity, as we move forward into this new chapter.
 
Be well,
Sultan Barekr Khan
Queen Beatrice
Dread Lord and Lady of Argonia 

Words from Their Excellencies:
Thank you so much for your desire to attend Caerthen Twelfth Night. At this time, we would like to offer a refund of your pre-registration. Please look through the options provided, and choose the one that makes sense for you and your family. We are sorry that circumstances made hosting the event impossible, and though we had hoped to be able to reschedule, it is clear that that is not to be: We shall content ourselves with hosting our SCA friends in smaller ways for the rest of this year, and to meeting in lands throughout the Kingdom. Obviously, we can all look forward to an especially festive Twelfth Night in 2023!

With much gratitude and affection,
Dubghall and Ansteys
Baron and Baroness of Caerthe

Words from the Caerthe Exchequer:
The window to request a refund will be March 4-18. You can also choose to donate all or part of your refund to the Barony of Caerthe or another SCA cause. To do either, please fill out this Google Form:

https://forms.gle/nHWmuxNwdKPHegyGA

For questions, or if you cannot fill out the form, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact your
Exchequer, Sarah Brilliant Thomas, by posting a message on the Book of Faces.

Our glorious people! Know that Our love for you is deep as the oceans, and steadfast in Our heart. We would care for you as a mother wolf her young. But even now His Majesty can feel the weight of time upon Him, the wounds that now only ache, may soon begin to overtake Him. Thusly shall We do Our duty, and find for you fit and sufficient heirs, that We might lay Our heads upon Our pillow in peaceful sleep, knowing Our lands will prosper under strong, and august leadership.

 

Rise! And rejoice! For soon the Stag will have a new son, and a new daughter. Before spring is fully upon us we will know their faces, and drink of their company. Please come and join Us, Our wonderful populace, for We shall have food and drink aplenty, and there shall be much to celebrate.

 

If you find in yourself the heart of the stag, if you find your arm possesses the strength to vie for the throne, and if you bear the favor of one who would rule with justice and wisdom by your side, then I beseech you to submit your letter of intent to contend in Our crown tournament! It shall be held in Our lands to the south, in Blackwater Keep and We urge you to bring your camp and join Us around both campfire and tourney field if you are able.

 

Letters of intent should contain all information required by Kingdom Law and you must be able to affirm all that is required of you is met by Our Crown tournament.  Letters of intent are due no later than April 1st - April fools jokes will be considered valid submissions.

 

Please see the official Crown Tournament event page (https://events.outlands.org/2022-spring-crown-tournament/) for details about camping and site rules/requirements.  Please be cognizant and respectful of the requirements set out.

 

Thus do we seek out Our Heirs!

 

Be well,

Sultan Barekr Khan

Queen Beatrice

The Kingdom Webministry would like to announce that we have set up events.outlands.org, a location for groups to host their event web page and announcements if they have the need for it. We are starting off with the 2022 Spring Crown Tournament. If your group would like to have their event web page hosted there, please reach out to us.

Servus humillimus, Maese Carlos Nieto de Andrade, OD

Good people of the Outlands! We write these words to you that you may know of the Kingdom and how it fairs. Our northern Barony of Unser Hafen has come to believe that the time for change is near, and after conferring with ourselves and various officers of the realm, have made ready their lands to see that change through. A period of applications was opened, and as that window has now closed, it is our pleasure to announce the candidates who have put their names forward, so that you may converse with them and take their measure before the day on which we will poll the populace, and endeavor to find worthy successors for our beloved barony.
 
The candidates, in no particular order, are as follows. 
 
- Don Marcus Goltz and The Honorable Lady Cecilia Caterina da Firenze
- Sir Samuel de Grace and Lady Calin al Zarqa
- Jarl Freana Geardson and Countess Richenda de la Selva
 
Be well,
Sultan Barekr Khan
Queen Beatrice
Dread Lord and Lady of Argonia

Unto those Gentles who had prepaid for Coronation and had to cancel after the SCAR's deadline, greetings.
To obtain a partial refund (sans processing fee) of your registration fee, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving your pertinent information (mundane name, SCA member number, registration confirmation number,
and a mailing address to receive a check) to begin the process. It is not a rapid process but rest assured, if you contact Mistress Constance, she will be able to help you.
Maese Carlos Nieto de Andrade, OD

Good people of the Outlands hear these words from Béla and Nerissa, King and Queen, and Barekr and Beatrice, Dread Lord and Lady of the Outlands!
 
As Coronation approaches, We have been monitoring the ever changing situation with COVID vaccinations and outbreaks. We know there are many in Our populace who feel that they should stay home from Coronation but feel obligated to be there in some capacity. We want you all to know that if you feel it is unsafe, if you have been exposed to COVID, if you are not feeling well, or if you just don’t feel like you should go to Coronation for any reason, then please by all means stay home. We understand completely. No one should ever feel guilty for choosing what is best for them or their families. Please know that if you are unable to make it We will be happy to see you at the next event you are able to attend.
 
Our autocrat team have done everything they can to ensure a safe and fun event. It will be outdoors, We are following the COVID policy and requiring proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test to attend. We would encourage all to wear masks, though not required. We have done everything We can to make this event as safe as possible. We will see if it is possible to live stream the court and if it is, We will do our best to make that happen.
 
If you do travel to Coronation, please be safe and remember to follow all COVID protocols. If you choose to stay home, know that We respect your decision and look forward to seeing you in the near future.
 
In service to the Outlands We remain,
Béla Nerissa
King Queen
 
Barekr Beatrice
Dread Lord and Lady

Outlands! Hear Us!

This Saturday 1/8/2022 We will be streaming court from Cherry Creek state Park at 12:30pm to hear the answers of THL Isabel , THL Marion and THL Egil. We are inviting members of the Laurel that wish to bare witness to the ceremony in person to attend Us. Please do not feel pressured to attend especially if you are not feeling well. Masks are strongly encouraged. Court will begin live streaming on Facebook at 12:30pm. After court has ended the video will be uploaded to the Kingdom website and the Kingdom You tube channel for viewing.

It was Our desire to honor these nobles in person but due to Outlands tradition their time to answer Us is ending and it was their desire to answer Us in a livestream court. We happily grant this request and invite you all to celebrate with them.

We remain your in service,

Béla and Nerissa

Good people of the Outlands hear Us.

It is with great sadness that We announce after consulting with Their Excellencies, Caerthe’s Seneschal and the Caerthe 12th Night Event steward, that Caerthe 12th Night is postponed at this time. This is an agonizing message to write after all everyone has been through but the health and welfare of Our Kingdom is Our primary concern. With the current state of Covid ravishing the Northern part of Our Kingdom We can not in good conscience have an indoor event at this time. This decision was not made lightly. We want to thank the event stewards and all of their staff for their efforts in planning what We are sure would have been a spectacular event.

As a reminder Coronation will be held outdoors next weekend 1/15/2022 in the Barony of Citadel of the Southern Pass at Camp Tyler Francis, 3400 Girl Scout Ln, Sunland Park, NM 88063. Please be safe while traveling and We look forward to celebrating the next chapter in Outlands history.

Yours in continued service to the Outlands,

Béla & Nerissa

Greetings Outlands,.
We have a large area of the Northern Outlands on fire. We have had several members of the populace who have evacuated. They have checked in and are safe. Two entire cities have been evacuated. This fire is in a densely populated area, many structures have already been lost. Please keep everyone in your thoughts. If you have room in your home for our people please contact me. We have resources. If you are evacuated and need a place reach out. I am working behind the scenes to track our needs, and get people the help they need. Do not try to fight the fire- get out. Things can be replaced- you cannot!
Call or text me if you need help or want to offer space.
303-495-8022
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YIS
THL Isabel Benet
Outlands DRC

Outlands hear Us!

We want to thank Sir Adrian for her service as Kingdom Earl Marshal and We respect her decision to step down at this time. Sir Ronan will immediately take over all duties of the EM office. We are seeking letters of interest for Kingdom Earl Marshal, letters of interest should be sent to Ourselves and Our Heirs at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Letters of interest are due by January 15, 2022.

We remain yours in service to the glorious Outlands,

Béla and Nerissa

News from the Exchequer Office regarding SCARS and PayPal for Heraldry and the CovidSafe Practices for Gate Check in:

Announcements regarding SCARS and PayPal for Heraldry 12/1/2021 PDF

Outlands CovidSafe Practices for Gate Check In at Events PDF

Tsura
Kingdom Exchequer

Needed maintenance to the Kingdom website will be done Friday November 26th starting at 9 PM Mountain time. The website will be in maintenance mode and not available for use during the maintenance window of no more than two hours.
Don Carlos Nieto de Andrade, Kingdom Webminister.

From the Seneschal:

The Kingdom of the Outlands is looking for groups willing to host Crown Tourneys and Coronations for 2022. Changes to Kingdom Law as follows:
Crown Tournament shall be held in April and October, not on Columbus Day Weekend
Coronation shall be held in July, not during Battlemoor or Pennsic, and January on Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend

Please contact the Seneschal with your groups submission  https://www.outlands.org/contact-seneschal

Law Change Crown Coronation 2021

The Kingdom is accepting bids for Seneschal of Blackwater Keep.
Please send letters of intent to both the Crown This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and Kingdom Seneschal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., describing your interest in holding the Black Water Keep Seneschal office, along with your SCA resume.
Letters of intent are due November 20, 2021.

We know that the new COVID19 testing or vaccination policy may put a strain on some people to try to help with some of that, the following is a list of some, but not all options for testing.

Curative is a national company with quick testing

COVID-19 Testing & Health Services | Curative

In New Mexico, the DOH has a gateway to a list of providers:

COVID-19 Screening & Testing | NMDOH - Coronavirus Updates (nmhealth.org)

In Colorado, the DOH portal is as follows

Testing for COVID-19 | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

In Wyoming, the DOH portal is as follows

WPHL COVID-19 Testing Information - Wyoming Department of Health

In Texas, testing can be found on the following site

COVID-19 Testing Information (texas.gov)

Most CVS and Walgreens have rapid testing.  Please call ASAP as you may have to make an appointment.

Testing can usually be scheduled in 1 to 2 days, and results can be as fast as hours, or up to 48 hours depending on the test.

For those vaccinated, please bring your cards.  We will also accept pictures of cards, and other electronic proof such as the Colorado app.

 

Thank you,

Christine

Good evening Outlands!

As explained in the video announcement (YoutTube link), the Outlands, in consultation with the Kingdom seneschal will adopt the society boards covid vaccine policy effective October 1st, 2021. While the timing is unfortunate (with Crown Tournament happening this weekend) We believe that this is the best path forward for the Outlands, to keep everyone as safe as possible while we continue to battle this horrific pandemic.

There is still time to get covid tested if you are not fully vaccinated, however if you feel that this new policy changes your plans for the weekend a full refund will be granted. Again We apologize for the timing but it was outside of Our control. If you have questions regarding the policy itself or have commentary on the policy please feel free to reach out to the Society at SCA.org, they will also have a FAQ sheet about the policy available on the website. If you have questions about how this policy applies to the Outlands please feel free to contact either Ourselves (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Christine, the Kingdom Seneschal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

To further keep everyone safe We are also requiring mask indoors starting October 1st, 2021. Many counties are already requiring them for indoor activity and We feel compelled to follow the science and also require them. Activity is defined as any official SCA activity (practices, business meetings, A&S gatherings, etc) We took an oath to protect and defend the Outlands at our coronation and We are going to continue to let science not feelings guide these decisions.

We are excited to celebrate the next chapter of Outlands history this weekend. Please travel safely so We can celebrate with you!

We remain yours in service,

Béla and Nerissa

King and Queen of the Outlands

Greetings Good People of the Outlands!
I want to thank everyone who used our new SCA Registration System (SCARS) for the Baronial Investiture for Caerthe held a few weeks ago. As with any new system, we did experience a few hiccups in the background that caused some initial concerns. But in the end, everything came together, and everybody had a great time (despite the windy gales).
Gate Check-In for those individuals that prepaid through SCARS went very smoothly and people were in and out within a minute. For members, all that was needed was to confirm their blue cards, sign next to their name, add a phone or email, and receive their site token. (It was so quick in fact, that I forgot to get my site token.) For non-members, waivers still needed to be signed, but with no fumbling for wallets or waiting for change, this also went quickly. 
Some of you are probably wondering, “What is this SCARS thing and why would I want to use it?” Society has developed the SCA Registration System, or SCARS, for all Known World Kingdoms to use. It is a way to pre-register and pre-pay for an event online while also fulfilling our Kingdom’s preregistration requirements for events. Like PayPal, you pay with a credit/debit card or your own PayPal account, but all in one easy step like any other mundane, online purchase. It is not required that our local groups use SCARS for pre-registration but is the only way for us to take credit card payments at this time. Mail-in and in-person preregistrations, paying by cash or check, will still be taken at the local level. This system does, however, accommodate the set up of FREE events with no transaction fees to your local group!
PreRegistration through SCARS reduces the amount of cash you need to bring to an event (or frees it up to purchase awesome merchandise!), it drastically reduces the amount of time you spend waiting in line at Gate and it provides the first steps in contact tracing, if ever needed. Since pre-registration in SCARS closes 2 weeks before the event, your local group will receive your payments directly from Society, before the event even takes place! And the best part is it also provides a list in advance to let our Royals know who will be attending for all of those awards they want to give out to you!
You can find SCARS by going to www.SCA.org. Click on Event Reg (at the top), choose your kingdom and see what events are available to pre-register for (Event Reg is SCARS). From here, choose the Event Details, click Register to log in, choose who is going with you, add options if applicable, and pay. Even non-members can use it, you just need to create a free login to do so. You can also see what other kingdoms have going on if you’re the traveling sort. If you don’t see an event that you’d like to pre-register and pre-pay for, or even if it is a free event, speak with an officer in your local group to ask about getting it set up.
For anybody who is new to the SCA, this probably seems like a no-brainer to be able to pay in advance AND with a credit/debit card. For those of us who are used to paying at gate, but with cash or check only, this probably seems like a huge change and that can be daunting. I can empathize with that and can assure you that Society has taken every precaution to make sure your information is safe. If you are still unsure, that’s ok. You can still pre-register through your local group - please see their individual Event announcements in the Outlandish Herald or in the Events calendar on the Kingdom website at www.Outlands.org on how to do this. 
I want to thank everyone who has already pre-registered for the Outlands Crown Tournament in October and St Sebastian’s Archery Tournament in September. These events do have occupancy limits so please preregister as soon as possible to ensure you can attend. If these, or any future events, are sold out, check with the hosting group to see if they have a waitlist going as potential cancellations free up spots.
I also want to thank the Kingdom SCARS Deputy, Ays,e Al-Rūmīyya, for going many extra miles to ask and answer questions, train and re-train with Society to improve this process for everybody. With each new event, we are getting closer to making this seamless and, hopefully, a new standard practice for pre-registrations. 
For questions, please contact Ays,e at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or myself at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And please visit www.SCA.org to see what is available. 
Yours Humbly In Service,
Lady Marija Zuzoric (Tsura)
Outlands Exchequer

Greetings unto the populace of Atenveldt, Outlands and all brethren to whom these letters may come.


Heavy are the heads that wear crowns and guide our beloved kingdoms. Great are the responsibilities of the officers as they manage their duties. Blessed are the populace who benefit from the strongest brotherhood of kingdoms in the known world: the friendship between Atenveldt and the Outlands!


Hear this missive from the Crowns of Atenveldt, the Crowns of the Outlands, the Seneschals, Exchequers, and Financial Committees of each of our kingdoms.


It is with somber hearts that we share news of Estrella: declining attendance, poor weather, consequences of a pandemic, and a new site, have hindered attempts to make this historic inter-kingdom war financially viable. We strongly considered delaying Estrella for one more year, however, financially it is not feasible under the current conditions. Therefore, we have decided to retire our plans for Estrella War as we currently know it.

More information is located at the Kingdom of Atenveldt's website located https://www.atenveldt.org/?p=232683 and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8teYEcZr-k4

 

Good people of the Outlands hear these words from Béla and Nerissa, King and Queen of these fair lands.

We know that everyone is excited to be able to gather again at practices and events and We know that it is confusing with how quickly some rules have been changing as we all move forward with reopening. We know this can be frustrating and We assure you that Our Landed Nobles, Officers, and event stewards are all working hard to make it possible for all of us to have fun at events. We want to take a moment to thank everyone who continues to serve the Kingdom and help make it possible for all of us to gather again. We also wanted to take a moment to try to clear some things up moving forward.

Currently, and until the end of June, masks are required at any and all official SCA functions in the Kingdom of the Outlands. All functions must be outdoors and you must pre-register to attend. There is an attendance cap of 150 people, no camping is allowed and there can be no shared food or drink. These current rules were mandated by the Board of Directors and must be followed at all times. We appreciate how well the Outlands has done at following these rules and We are proud of how the Outlands has responded to the pandemic.

As of July 1st, a lot of the BoD mandated rules are being rescinded and things will be more like they used to be. We will no longer require masks for activities but We encourage those who wish to continue to wear them to do so. We will be able to meet indoors again and overnight camping will be allowed. We will still not be able to share food or drink so no feasts or water stations will be allowed. The attendance cap will be per local mandates and guidelines and must be followed at all times. In the Outlands We will still be requiring pre-registration for events but will not require it for practices, guild meetings or populace meetings. The pre-registration for events is not a permanent thing but will be in use for the foreseeable future as We feel this will greatly help Our landed nobles, officers and event stewards be better prepared to host the best events possible. This will also give all of us time and practice to get used to how the SCA registration system works so that things will run more smoothly when it is used for larger Kingdom events in the future. We understand there are some bugs to work out in the system and this is exactly why we are trying to work them out now and not just for Battlemoor. We thank you all for continuing to work with Our officers and volunteers to make things as efficient as possible.

As always, when things change look to the Kingdom webpage, newsletter and various social media pages for the official information from the Crown or Kingdom Seneschal. If you are confused or can’t find the information you are looking for, please reach out to your local seneschal to help clear things up.

We see that the Kingdom Calendar is starting to fill up with events again and this fills Our hearts with joy! We are so excited to be able to go to events again and to be with you all!

Until We see each other again, please continue to be kind, courteous, and remember to look out for each other.

In Service to the Outlands We remain,
Béla Nerissa
King Queen

 

Thier Majesties, the Earl Marshal and countless others have finalized the new rules for Armored combat, Fencing combat, Archery and Thrown Weapons rulebooks as of June AS LVI (2021 in the common era).

The files are located on the Earl Marshal page as well as the Kingdom Library

 

 

Greetings Unto the Known World!

As the terrible foe is beaten slowly into submission, it is with great joy that We are able to announce that as of this time, pending local regulations, law enforcement and health services requirements, Estrella War will be happening this November! War this year is scheduled to occur November 9th through the 15th at Country Thunder Ranch in Florence, Arizona. For up to date information about the event, please visit the War website, estrellawar.org

It is the intention of everyone on the War staff to get pre-reg up and running as quickly as possible, so that we can begin to plan for the largest volunteer run War in the Society! A few things will need to change regarding pre-reg, and are important to note: first, ALL attendees must pre-register. This is a Society requirement, and there will be no exceptions. Next, attendance this year will be capped to ensure that we are able to provide the appropriate services for all attendees. Finally, there will be a minimum number of pre-registrations required to allow the War to move forward. This is an effort to protect the War from potential low turnout, which could have a negative effect on the future of the War.

Please note that COVID has changed the landscape of how we are able to function, and as such, has created additional amenities that we will need to provide in order to help ensure that participants are as safe as possible at War. Those amenities include but are not limited to: additional showers, additional privies, handwashing stations, sanitizer stations, and increased cleaning schedules for the above items. To that end, there will be a non-refundable COVID surcharge this year at War. It is our sincere hope that this will be a temporary addition, and that we are able to reduce or eliminate it in years to come.

We know that there are some things that are changing the way we participate at War, but We are confident that you are all as excited as We are to make this year’s return to War one that We can all look back on with fond memories, as We begin to build new traditions and continue to honor those that make us all what We are.

We are sure that you may have questions as we move closer to War, and to help with that, We are currently developing FAQs, which will be posted on the Estrella War website and updated frequently. Please refer to that document regularly to get the latest updated information as it becomes available.

We can’t wait to see you all!

Morgan & Elizabeth, Atenveldt Crown

Bela & Nerissa, Outlands Crown

Czypser & Mineko, Atenveldt Heirs

Greetings Outlanders,

  With June quickly upon us we look forward to seeing everyone in person.  We still have guidelines to follow until July and at this time we will be following our strategy posted below.  Please note, this is still a very fluid situation and changing weekly, so we will have to adjust our plans.

 

To that effect, please be patient with your local seneschal and officers.  They are doing their best in a tough situation.  Working together we will get through it.  I would like to send a special Thank you to the Kingdom seneschal team and local Seneschals.  Hang in there.

 

The following is our current reopening strategy.  Plead note we are still under the old BOD guidance (Below) until July.

 

I look forward to seeing you in person soon.

 

THL Christine Woyade

Seneschal Outlands

 

Kingdom of the Outlands Reopening Plan

 

 FACTORS CONSIDERED BEFORE REOPENING

  • ·Kingdom and Local groups will use all available information to make data-driven decisions to begin in person activity. Decisions to begin to resume in person activity will be informed by whether the state or community in which the group is located has met their criteria for opening to the appropriate level, BOD directives, and current CDC guidelines.
  • ·Local groups will work with the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal to determine if they can open and what the COVID19 gathering precautions and reporting requirements will be.

PHASES OF REOPENING

For the purpose of this document, practices are reoccurring regular gatherings.   Events are gatherings held one time.

GATING PERIOD- There will be no official in person activities.

PHASE ONE- Masks and social distancing of 6 feet will be required in accordance with the local or BOD mandates, whichever is more stringent.  Before any meeting of any kind is allowed, the local Seneschal will petition the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal to hold gatherings (please see Petition form attached.). Before any single gathering is held local Seneschal will let the Kingdom Seneschal or deputy know what the current local mandated gathering requirements are.  At the gathering the local seneschal or their representative will gather the name and contact information of attendees if anyone who is unvaccinated tests positive for COVID 19 within the next 2 weeks, they should report them to the local Seneschal so that they can turn the information over to the local health department.  In such cases, the local Seneschals will write a COVID19 report and send it to the Kingdom Seneschal. 

  • ·Outdoor Practices: Local Seneschals can petition the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal to open in person practice. 
  • ·Indoor Practices: Indoor gatherings will not be held.
  • ·Events:  No events will be held.

PHASE TWO- Masks and social distancing of 6 feet will be required in accordance with BOD direction or local guidance, whichever is more restrictive. The local Seneschal will notify the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal that their group will be holding practices.  They will petition the Kingdom Seneschal to hold events. Before any single gathering is held local Seneschals will let the Kingdom Seneschal and Crown know what the COID19 situation is in their local area using the petition form (attached).  At the gathering, the seneschal or their representative will gather a list of attendees names and contact information.  If anyone who has not been vaccinated has flu-like symptoms within 2 weeks, they should report to the local Seneschal so that they can contact the local Health Department.   

  • ·Outdoor Practices: Local Seneschals can open in person practice.  Practices will be allowed when the local (based on where the practice is held) mandates allow for numbers sufficient to practice.  If the gathering hits the legal gathering limit, the local seneschal or their representative will shut down the practice. They will NOT split the practice into pods or groups.
  • ·Indoor Practices: Gathering will be allowed when the local (based on where the gathering is held) mandates allow for numbers sufficient to gathering.  If the gathering hits the indoor gathering limit, the local seneschal or their representative will shut down the practice.
  • ·Events: When local guidelines allow, small events of 150 or less will be allowed.  Based upon the local mandates.

PHASE THREE- The same as PHASE TWO, except larger events will be held with social distancing, masks, and any other COVID19 precautions required by guidance.  The Crown and Kingdom Seneschal does not need to be petitioned to hold practices or events.   Sign-in and reporting requirements as stated above will continue on a monthly basis.

FULLY OPEN- In person meetings and events of any size are allowed as long as local and state government mandates are met. COVID 19 precautions such as masks and social distancing will not be required.

The following language needs to be posted for all practices, gatherings, and events.

Health Acknowledgement 

By attending this event, you are confirming that you (as well as any minors that you are parent or guardian for): 

➢ Are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 as identified by the Centers for Disease Control  and Prevention at CDC.gov, including but not limited to: 

  • •Fever or chills 
  • •Dry cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing 
  • •Muscle or body aches 
  • •New loss of sense of taste or smell; 

➢ Have not been near someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 within the last 14 days without following CDC guidance for self-quarantine; 

➢ Agree to follow all COVID safety restrictions imposed by the SCA, the event site, and/or local, state, provincial, or federal government or health authorities.

 

BOD Requirements for Events as of 5/17/21

  1.    Masks that fully cover the mouth and nose must be worn by all attendees over the age of 4 at all times and during all activities except for eating and drinking; 
        B.    Court, bardic circles, or any activity that involves voice projection shall also require that masks be worn at all times. Sound amplification devices are highly recommended; 
        C.    No day board, water-bearing, or food of any kind shall be provided by event staff or attendees to other attendees. All attendees must provide their own food and beverages; 
        D.    While consuming food or beverages, attendees are required to remain stationary and follow social distancing rules; 
        E.    No overnight camping shall be allowed; 
        F.    All events shall be held outdoors; 
        G.    There shall be a maximum of 150 people at any event; and 
        H.    All events shall require preregistration.  

 Good people of the Outlands hear these words from your Crown, Béla and Nerissa.

As you know by now the Board of Directors has decided to lift the ban on in person events and activities starting on June 1st. This means that as of that date Kingdoms may start to host events with the restrictions laid out by the Board of Directors and following any and all local mandates and guidelines. We would like to take a moment and say thank you to all the members of the Board of Directors and all the Society officers and volunteers who have been working diligently to keep the SCA as safe as possible during this pandemic.

We would like to take a moment and make a few things very clear. The announcement by the Board does not go into effect until June 1st. This means that until then the Outlands is still in the Gated Phase of the reopen plan which means no in person activities are allowed at this time. We will continue to work with Our officers, Landed Nobles, and autocrats, and We will continue to monitor the ever-changing status of guidelines and mandates throughout the Kingdom to determine when it is safe for the Outlands to move to Phase One of reopening. When We feel it is safe to do so We will make an announcement to let everyone know that the Outlands has changed phases in the reopen plan. All changes will be posted on the Kingdom Webpage and on the various social media pages as well as being published in the Outlandish Herald. We would encourage any health care professionals who would like to help with setting protocols in place and training everyone on how to implement them, to contact your local seneschal the Kingdom Seneschal or Ourselves so that We may hear your advice and counsel.

As we move forward and start to have in person activities it will be imperative that everyone abides by the rules and guidelines set in place by the Board of Directors and the Kingdom policies. Any failure to follow these rules and guidelines by any member of the populace will be met with swift action. If you feel you can not or will not follow these rules then please stay home, these rules are set in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. If you do not follow the rules you will be asked to leave the event. If you refuse to leave the event the event will be canceled and closed immediately. This is not something that We say lightly and without much consideration. We are not willing to risk the life of a single member of this great Kingdom. Please remember that the event staff and officers are volunteers who are giving of their time and energy so that we may all come together and have fun. Do not make their jobs any harder than they already are.

With the restrictions put in place by the Board of Directors, most notably no overnight camping and an attendance cap of 150 people, We have made the decision to postpone Batttlemoor until 2022. This was not an easy decision to make but We feel it is for the best for the Outlands to do so at this time. We want to say thank you to the autocrat staff, the members of the BAM, and all Our officers who have continued to work so very hard to try and find a way to make Battlemoor happen in 2021. We appreciate all that you have done and continue to do for the Outlands! You have Our undying gratitude and support. We know that when Battlemoor does happen it will be epic and a fantastic display of Outlands hospitality and revelry.

We are near the end of out time apart. We can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and We are so looking forward to being able to see all of you again in person. Please stay the course. Continue to social distance, practice good hygiene, and wear your masks. Continue to reach out and check on friends and neighbors to make sure they are well physically and mentally. Be mindful that we can not always see the stress that we are under and be kind in your interactions with others. We are proud of how the Outlands has handle things these many months. You have cared for each other; you have been kind and you have lifted each other up so many times. It has truly been inspiring to witness the care and love you all have shown each other. Our hearts are bursting with pride because of how you all have risen to the occasion. Thank you for proving that the Outlands is the greatest Kingdom in the Known World!

We can not wait to see you all again!

In Service to the Outlands We remain,

Béla        Nerissa

King        Queen

After consulting with the Crown and Officers of the Kingdom, the following is the plan for when in person activities open.

FACTORS CONSIDERED BEFORE REOPENING

·Kingdom and Local groups will use all available information to make data-driven decisions to begin in person activity. Decisions to begin to resume in person activity will be informed by whether the state or community in which the group is located has met their criteria for opening to the appropriate level, and current CDC guidelines.

·The Kingdom and local groups will put in place a system for reporting any infections before reopening.

·Local groups will work with the Kingdom Seneschal to determine if they can open and what the COVID19 gathering precautions, reporting, and tracking requirements will be.

PHASES OF REOPENING (If we do not take the strictest local group gathering limit)

For the purpose of this document, practices are reoccurring regular gatherings.   Events are gatherings held one time.

GATING PERIOD- There will be no official in person activities.

PHASE ONE- Masks and social distancing of 6 feet will be required in accordance with the local mandates.  Before any meeting of any kind is allowed, the local Seneschal will petition the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal to hold gatherings. Before any single gathering is held local Seneschal will let the Kingdom Seneschal or deputy know what the current local mandated gathering requirements are.  At the gathering, the local Seneschal or their representative will take the temperature of attendees, ask if they have had any flu like symptoms, and gather the name and contact information of attendees for contact tracing purposes.  They will also let attendees know that they are to report back as to their health.  If anyone has flu-like symptoms within the next 2 weeks, they should report them to the local Seneschal so that they can contact trace.  Local Seneschals will write a COVID19 report and send it to the Kingdom Seneschal bimonthly. 

·Outdoor Practices: Local Seneschals can petition the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal to open in person practice.  Practices will be allowed when the local (based on where the practice is held) guidelines allow for gatherings twice the average of before COVID19 practice. 

  • This 2X requirement may change as we get a feel for how many people are wanting to attend, and is in place to ensure that local gathering limits are not exceeded. If the gathering hits the mandated gathering limit, the local seneschal or their representative will shut down the practice.  They will NOT split the practice into pods or groups.
  • Here is an example of how the 2X limit will work for clarity: if Caer Galen petitions the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal they will wait until gathering limits are 2X their prior to COVID19 numbers.  For example if before COVID19, the average practice was 20 people, they will wait until the local gathering limits are 40 people.

·Indoor Practices: Small indoor gatherings of 10 people or less will be allowed, if permissible by local mandat3.  If the gathering hits the legal gathering limit, the local seneschal or their representative will shut down the practice. 

·Events:  No events will be held.

PHASE TWO- Masks and social distancing of 6 feet will be required in accordance with CDC or local guidance. The local Seneschal will notify the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal that their group will be holding practices.  They will petition the Kingdom Seneschal to hold events. Before any single gathering is held local Seneschals will let the Kingdom Seneschal or deputy know what the current legal gathering requirements are.  At the gathering, the seneschal or their representative will take the temperature of attendees, gather their names, and contact information of attendees for contact tracing purposes.  They will also let attendees know that they are to report back as to their health.  If anyone has flu-like symptoms within 2 weeks, they should report to the local Seneschal so that they can contact trace.  Local Seneschals will write a COVID19 report monthly, and send it to the Kingdom Seneschal. 

·Outdoor Practices: Local Seneschals can open in person practice.  Practices will be allowed when the local (based on where the practice is held) mandates allow for numbers sufficient to practice.  If the gathering hits the legal gathering limit, the local seneschal or their representative will shut down the practice. They will NOT split the practice into pods or groups.

·Indoor Practices: Gathering will be allowed when the local (based on where the gathering is held) mandatess allow for numbers sufficient to gathering.  If the gathering hits the indoor gathering limit, the local seneschal or their representative will shut down the practice.

·Events: When local guidelines allow, small events of 150 or less will be allowed.  Based upon the local mandates.

PHASE THREE- The same as PHASE TWO, except larger events will be held with social distancing, masks, and any other COVID19 precautions required by guidance.  The Crown and Kingdom Seneschal does not need to be petitioned to hold practices or events.   Sign-in and reporting requirements as stated above will continue on a monthly basis.

FULLY OPEN- In person meetings and events of any size are allowed as long as local and state government mandates are met. COVID 19 precautions such as masks and social distancing will not be required.

 

Thank you,

Christine

The Kingdom of the Outlands is hosting more events on Diversity and Inclusion topics

Diversity and Inclusion Round 2: Cultural Appropriation in the SCA
https://www.outlands.org/diversity-and-inclusion-round-2-cultural-appropriation-in-the-sca

See Something do Something. Bystander Intervention Training
https://www.outlands.org/see-something-do-something-bystander-intervention-training

Announcing a Queens Prize competition for Her Royal Majesty Nerissa.     

The date is Monday March 15th, 2021.   The deadline to enter is: Midnight on Sunday March 7th, 2021.  

The theme is “Long live the Outlands”.   

More information is located at https://www.outlands.org/queen-s-prize-tournament

 

I hope this finds you healthy and well.  

Last month we hosted StagsCon.  It was well attended and a lot of learning, good discussion, and identification of things we want to work on as a Kingdom was done.  Coming up February 6th, we will be hosting a Diversity and Inclusion Round Table with Bystander Intervention Training.
A quick note about membership numbers.  While a number of folks have been concerned about our membership numbers, I would like to assure folks that at the Society Level, we are not looking to take action on groups that do not meet their membership minimum, and at this time, no group in the Kingdom is close to falling below the threshold to maintain their group status.
We are working on plans for resuming in person activities, but please remember that the SCA is currently not sanctioning in person events, and mundane law in New Mexico and Colorado does not allow for gatherings.
Thank you,
Christine Woyade

The scroll is in Japanese and Hebrew, made by Lady Giovanna di Meir / Shelby Mumby. It is Court Baronie awards to both Danshaku Hayashi Yo'ichirou Norikata and Nagiyda Shoshanah Simkhah bas Ruven.

winning scroll

 

The Kingdom of the Outlands will be hosting a Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable. February 6. This will be hosted virtually. The virtual location will be determined at a later date.

Event page is located at https://www.outlands.org/diversity-and-inclusion-roundtable-2-6-2021

Hail to The Mighty Outlands!

 Though it seems like it has been forever since we have all met on the field of battle, the horns of battle will sound again. Though we do not have a certain date of when, we warriors of The Outlands must stand vigilant for that day when it comes. As such, we will be working hard to address the situation of expired fighter authorizations, across all martial activities, so that when this plague has ended, we can all get right back to doing what we love.

 First and foremost, we will be changing the colors of authorization cards, so that there is no confusion about what is up to date and what is expired. As such, everyone will be needing a new card, which we will be happy to take care of for you as follows depending on your current Authorization:

Group A) If your authorization, be it Heavies, Lights, or Equestrian, expired prior to March of 2020, you will need to reauthorize as normal. We will be addressing authorizations in the coming months, so look forward to that news when it comes out, but for now, please send us pictures of your expired card so that we can get you into the new system just like the other the other groups.

Group B) If your Authorization expired during the shutdown (between March 2020 and May 2021) you can send us a picture (front and back) or your expired authorization card and a picture (front and back) of your membership card and we will get you renewed in the system and get the newly updated cards out to you! Please be sure to include a mailing address in your email so we can get you the new card!

Group C) For any whose Authorizations will still be good by the time of reopening, you will have three months after we reopen to get reauthorized before your card expires, regardless of the date printed on the card. You can do that now if you like by following the rules for Group B, or after we reopen.

To any who are interested in being Authorizing Marshals on the reopening, please email the Earl Knight Marshal with a petition and we will be in contact with you! There will be many changes coming to make our authorization system easier, more efficient, and most of all safer for us all.

Emails should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for both Authorizing Marshal Petitions and Reauthorizations.

Thank you all for your efforts in making this a smooth transition. Stay safe, keep fighting, and we will see you all sooner than you think.

OUTLANDS!!!!

Sir Adrien De Calais KEM