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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 

The winning photo in the equstrian photo challenge was taken by Her Excellency Denise of Amberley / Denise Clark and is from Battlemoor 2016.

equestrian sm

Outlands! Hear Us!
We miss seeing all of your faces so much We decided to have a little fun with a photo contest. We will call for photos from different activities so watch closely. When the call goes out post your pictures in the thread and the photo with the most loves and likes will be the winner of that contest. The winner will appear on the Outlands website as a banner photo.
This week We would love to see photos from Outlands equestrians! We miss you; your beautiful horse and the amazing amount of the medieval experience equestrian activities brings to the Outlands. Because We miss seeing you and the joy your beautiful horse brings, We want to see your best picture of your horses or you riding. We hope you are all safe and look forward to seeing you ride this summer.
With love and admiration,
Béla & Nerissa
Post your pictures to the Outalands Meeting House facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/scaoutlands

https://www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2020-12-04-Resolution-Continuation-Letter.pdf

 

Motion by Ross Roegner to extend the Resolution to Suspend In-Person SCA Activity until January 31, 2021, originally issued by the Board of Directors on July 28, 2020, for a period of four (4) months, until May 31, 2021. Second by Gigi Coulson. Opposed: none. Absent: Jennifer Krochmal. Motion carried.

Good people of the Outlands harken to the words of Béla and Nerissa, King and Queen of these noble lands.

We wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of Our Kingdom, Baronial, Shire, Canton, and College officers for all of your continued hard work and dedication to your local groups and Kingdom! Our officer core is amazing and We can’t thank you all enough for what you do. We know things are hard and it’s not as fun to do all of this work when we are not able to gather for events and activities so We are grateful for all of your continued service. We would especially like to thank Jarl Freana Geardson for his service as Kingdom Seneschal. We appreciate all he has done and hope that he enjoys his much-needed free time as We release him from his duties of that office. Jarl Freana has served the Kingdom well and has earned his respite. We would like to announce that Honorable Lady Cristiane Woayde as the new Kingdom Seneschal. We look forward to working with Her Ladyship and We know she will do a great job in that office. Please join Us in saying thank you to these good gentles, and all of the officers of the Outlands, HUZZAH!

If you would like to help with any office, now is a great time to reach out and volunteer to help. We know there are officers in need of deputies as well as offices that need to be filled on all levels. Being an officer is a great way to give back and to learn the inner workings of the Kingdom.  Another group of people that has been continually working hard for all of our benefit are the Dean and the Board of Directors for the Royal Outlands Interkingdom University. They have updated the charter and have continued to provide an opportunity for people to teach and learn new skill on various aspects and activities. If you have not already done so you should check out their webpage at https://www.roiu.outlands.org/ for a complete look at what all the ROIU has to offer.

Lastly but certainly not least, We would like to say thank you to Our Barons and Baronesses looking after Our beloved Baronies. We know and understand just how hard all of you are working for your groups. We are honored to be able to be serving the Kingdom with you all as Our Landed Nobles. Your love and leadership are inspiring and We can’t thank you enough for all that you do! We know all of this is hard and it is rough not getting to spend time with people who mean so much to us. We will persevere, we will get through this, we will be stronger once this is over. Until then, keep being your awesome selves, keep leading by example, keep looking out for each other, and stay safe. We love you all,

Béla Nerissa

King Queen

Please heed the words of their Royal Majesties Béla and Nerissa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oUgz7hGOXY

 

Warm Greetings Unto the Known World!

As the world continues to grapple with the consequences of COVID-19, and as the Society has officially closed activities through January of 2021, We have spent many hours carefully weighing the balance between Our desire to see everyone and revel again with the responsibilities, in terms of both health and financial considerations.

Knowing that Estrella War is scheduled to occur just days after the proposed reopening of the Society, We must conclude that the responsible decision is to postpone War to a time that is hopefully safer for everyone. At this time, We would like to announce that Estrella War 2021 is being postponed until November 2021. Further information will be published as it becomes available.

We know that this news will be disappointing to many, who were hoping to gather with friends and family at War in just a few short months. We share in the disappointment, but truly believe that keeping Our populace healthy is far more important in the long term. We know that the additional time to prepare will serve to make War that much sweeter come November.

In Service to Our Shared Dream,

TRM Morgan and Elizabeth, Atenveldt
TRM Béla and Nerissa, Outlands
TRH Czypser and Mineko, Atenveldt

Good people of the Outlands hear now these words from Your Sovereign Lord and Lady, Béla and Nerissa, King and Queen of these lands.

As many of you are by now aware the Board of Directors has determined that no in person events shall take place in North America until January 31st, 2021 without getting a variance to do so. We are sure this was a hard decision for them to make, however We feel it was right and just for them to do so. We fully support this decision as the safety and well being of all or Our populace is Our primary focus right now. We applaud the Board of Directors and the Society Seneschal for putting all our wellbeing at the forefront and making this difficult decision. We thank them for what they have done for all of us this day.

We will continue to monitor things on a Kingdom and local level to see if there are opportunities to have small, socially distant activities that would allow people to participate in the SCA while remaining safe from exposure to covid-19. If We believe it is safe to do so We will make appropriate announcements at that time. We encourage everyone to continue using other mediums such as zoom, YouTube and Facebook to continue to stay connected to friends and to learn new skills or hone those ones you already possess.

Our Windhover Bard has organized a virtual Bardic competition to find his replacement. The first part of this will continue as scheduled We will discuss what to do about the finals and make that decision known to you all in the very near future. If you have desire to compete for the Windhover Bard position, please continue to follow the instructions put in place by Lord Ronan. If you have any questions about it reach out to him or post in the Kingdom group to get things sorted out. We would also like to take a moment and say thank you to Sir Thomas and all who have added something to his slow bardic idea, they have all been wonderful to watch and we look forward to seeing more entries!

We know that these days are difficult on all of us. We all would rather be at events with our friends and families. Until we are able to meet again in person continue to be strong of heart and character. Continue to care for one another and to be supportive and remember that we are all under a lot of stress. Continue to check in on friends and loved ones. Continue to learn and practice the courtly graces and the art of chivalry in all that you do.

All Our love,

Béla                      Nerissa

King                       Queen

We, Béla King by right of arms and Nerissa Queen by grace and favor send heartfelt greetings to the glorious Outlands.

As things continue to change and evolve, We have continued to monitor the situation. Our Kingdom Seneschal has reached out to various government agencies throughout the Outlands to keep up to date with restrictions and requirements for gatherings and events. The Outlands is comprised of multiple States and this makes things more difficult as the rules and regulations are different in each State. While it is possible to have larger gatherings in some parts of the Kingdom than others, We feel it is best if decisions are made with the strictest rules in mind. We would not want to encourage members of Our populace to break the rules where they are because of their desire or want to go to an event in a different part of the Kingdom. We would not be ok with even one member getting sick because We said it was ok to host an event or practice.

With this in mind, We would make it known that We are extending the cancelation of all official SCA events, meetings, practices and gatherings until the end of August. We appreciate all the hard work that autocrats and local officers have put in to plan events and try to give the Outlands something We can all do together safely. We just feel that the risk is still too great to allow anything official to occur. We remain hopeful that things will change, and we will be able to start getting back to normal, with events and local practices and guild meetings in the not too distant future.

We are also looking into ways of limiting event attendance and ways of ensuring that those who attend follow social distancing measures and wear masks to make things as safe as possible. It is very likely that when things do start back up there will be a requirement to preregister for events to ensure that we do not exceed the number of attendees allotted for each event. We remain hopeful that We will be able to have Crown Tournament and Find Our rightful Heirs in September. Remember that if you wish to compete for that honor a letter of intent is required and it should contain a list of all events both the fighter and the consort have been too from Estella War 2019 through Estrella War 2020, as well as the usual requirements found in Kingdom Law. These letters of intent are due no later than midnight on the 28th of August.

Until we can come together again as a Kingdom, remember to be kind to each other. Continue to practice social distancing, wear masks, and wash your hands often. Continue to check up on each other and to help each other where you are able. We miss you all and We cannot wait to be able to see you again!

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

We, Béla King by right of arms and Nerissa Queen by grace and favor send heartfelt greetings to the glorious Outlands.

We hope this missive finds you all in good health and good spirits. We know that We would all rather be making last minute preparations for Battlemoor but that is not to be this year. While We miss you all and are sad that We will get very few, if any, opportunities to be with you this summer, We are still very proud of how Our Kingdom has continued to follow social distancing and health guidelines, even while performing their civic duties to stand up and fight against injustices that plague our modern society. Thank you all for having civil conversations about topics of great importance, where passions run high. No society or Kingdom is perfect, but through civil discourse and a dialogue of honest and hard conversations we can all move things in a positive direction. Thank you all for making Our jobs easier.

As you all are aware, there are positions of great honor in Our Court that are determined by a competition. The current Kingdom Champions in the various disciplines are:
Royal Archer: Lord Louchelan de Hay
Kingdom Equestrian Champion: Mistress Arabella da Siena
Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion: The Honorable Lady Marion Forrester
Windhover Bard: Lord Ronan na f-Fiacal mac Conaill
Warlord: Duke Darius of Jaxartes


All these fine gentles have continued to perform their duties and have done much to help their respective communities. Their continued dedication to their fields of endeavor and to the Outlands is worthy of Our praise and admiration and deserves Our love and respect.

These positions are typically held for a year and then a new Champion is found. Unfortunately, with the cancelation of so many events, the competitions to find new champions have been canceled as well. We have reached out to all Our Champions and had conversations with how to best move forward for them and their positions.

It has been decided that Mistress Arabella and Lord Louchelan will remain as Champions until a new Champion can be found at Battlemoor in 2021. We thank them for being willing to continue the duties and responsibilities of their position!

Our Windhover Bard, Lord Ronan has served the Outlands wonderfully and has decided that it is best to find a new Windhover Bard. We thank him for his dedication to the Outlands, his willingness to perform story time with the children during Our courts, and his passion for the bardic arts. We understand his decision and We support it, to that end We will be hosting two regional bardic competitions through digital means. This will allow Us to find a regional winner from the south and the north, those regional winners will perform in person at Fall Crown Tournament where the new Windhover Bard will be chosen. Please look for announcements from Lord Ronan with the details on how to enter each of the regional competitions. We look forward to seeing and hearing the best the Outlands bards have to offer during the process to find a worthy successor!

Our Warlord, Duke Jaxx, who is in Our Opinion, the greatest Warlord ever, shall remain as Warlord. His Grace will find a suitable event next summer in which to find someone worthy to carry Thunderhead in Our court. However, as his Grace is a man of action and does not wish to rest as Warlord it has been decided that starting in October, should any fighter feel they would make a better Warlord than Duke Jaxx, they may petition the Warlord and the Crown for the right to challenge for the position. Should your petition be found to have merit and be worthy, you will face Duke Jaxx in honorable combat with seven different weapon styles. This will be fought best two out of three per weapon style and the victor will be the first combatant to win 4 weapon styles. A maximum of one petition will be accepted per month. Should the petitioner be victorious, they will assume the duties and responsibilities of Warlord, including finding a suitable location and time to host a tournament to find their replacement in the summer of 2021. We have all faith in Our Warlord and expect that he will be planning that tournament.

Our Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion, Honorable Lady Marion Forrester has graciously agreed to continue as Champion until this fall. We have consulted with Our Kingdom A&S Minister as well as many people in the A&S community and have decided that moving forward the Outlands will hold A&S competitions in the fall and collegiums in the spring. This will better allow for artists to create master works for the Kingdom competition and then take those works to Estrella War as well. We feel that this arrangement will make it easier for Our artisans and hopefully increase participation at all levels. We would like to thank Her Ladyship Marion for sharing her love and joy of the ats and sciences with any who would wish to learn!

All Our Champions have served the Outlands well and We are indebted to them for their hard work and love of the Outlands! We are very much looking forward to when we can all be together once more. Until then, continue to be kind, continue to look out for one another, and continue to shine as examples of courtesy, hospitality, and chivalry!!

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

We, Béla King by right of arms and Nerissa Queen by grace and favor send heartfelt greetings to the glorious Outlands.

Oh, how We miss being able to camp and sit around a fire and enjoy the fellowship of Our populace. We miss being able to watch tournaments and fight in melees. We miss getting to go to the archery range or the equestrian field. We miss seeing artisan’s lane and learning new skills in person. We miss falling asleep to the sound of drums. We miss seeing all your smiling faces at court. We miss hearing the Stag Choir and story time with the children. We miss so much of what makes the Outlands great. We know that you all miss these things as well.

We are thankful for the many different and creative ways that have been found to continue learning and growth in so many areas. It is truly wonderful to see all the classes and how-to videos, as well as the interview type shows that have sprung up to fill the void created by missing events. These and so many more resources have been amazing to try and help with the loss of being able to come together as a group and enjoy the current middle ages.

One thing within the Kingdom which has really taken off is the Royal Outlands Interkingdom University. We would like to thank all the previous members of the Board of Directors of the University for their hard work and dedication to help keep it going through the years. We would like to thank all who have taught or taken classes through the University as well. At this time, We would like to present to you the current Board of Directors for the Royal Outlands Interkingdom University, Master Hassan al Tariq ibn Yusuf ibn Askari al Ghassani al Jibayli will serve as the Dean of the University. He is joined by, Mistress Thorhalla Bjarnadottir, Bantiarna Gráinne Ṡocair, Lord Frosti Grímarsson, and Lord Reynard des Roches as the complete Board of Directors. Please join Us in saying thank you to them and the teachers for helping make the University grow! If you have any questions or are willing to help moving forward you can contact these fine members.

We would like to thank Our officers, of all levels for continued service and dedication to their many offices. We understand that things are a little harder right now on them and We very much appreciate all that they do. Some of Our officers have worked for a very long time and due for some deserved rest and relaxation. At this time, We would announce that Sir Lothar vom Bergenwald has stepped down as Kingdom Earl Marshal, Your Excellency you have Our gratitude and thanks for your service to the Outlands. The new Kingdom Earl Marshal is Sir Adrien de Calais with Sir Samuel de Grace serving as second in command and drop-dead deputy. We thank you for your willingness to serve the Outlands in this capacity!

The scribes of the Outlands have always been impressive with their skills and dedication to creating amazing works of art for the Crown and landed Nobles to give out with awards. The Honorable Lady Perryn Coelbrant has served the Outlands dutifully and faithfully for the last several years and has earned a much-needed rest from those duties. We thank Her Ladyship for all her hard work as the Kingdom Scribe. At this time, We would like to announce that Lord Cuhelyn of Northanhymbre is the new Kingdom Scribe. We look forward to working with him in the coming months as We get back to being able to have events.

We are very much looking forward to when we can all come together at events and practices and guild meetings. Until that time, We would remind you all that the SCA should be a place of welcoming and inclusiveness. We should celebrate our diversity and be mindful of how our words and deeds affect others. There is no place in the Outlands for hate, bigotry, misogyny, prejudice, or intolerance due to religious or political beliefs. We know that not all of us feel the same way about every topic and that is expected, and it is how things should be. It is not ok to treat anyone poorly because you have a different view of the world than them. We are all Outlanders, we have more in common than we have differences. Our love and study of the middle ages is what brings us together as a community. Let us all be mindful of these points as we interact with each other digitally. Let us remember that communication through online means is often open to interpretation due to not being able to hear inflection or tone of voice, as well as not being able to see facial expressions and body language. Remember to be kind to each other and to treat each other with respect.

Please continue to be vigilant in defense against covid-19. Continue to look out for one another and lend each other support where you can. In all things, remember the core values of the society, courtesy, honor, and integrity. Continue to check in on your friends and loved ones. We are proud to be Your Crown. We are proud to see so many of you helping in so many amazing ways. You have all done so much to give Us hope for a much brighter future. Thank you.


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

From Society:

"There has been an extremely generous response from our members wanting to gift memberships to people in need.  To help speed the process for the donors,  I’ve compiled a set of instructions.  Please distribute these instructions along with the membership forms to all of your local groups, and anyone who asks you about this. "

Renee Signorotti, Vice-President for Corporate Operations (Registrar)

We, Béla King by right of arms and Nerissa Queen by grace and favor send greetings!

It is with a heavy heart that We must inform you all that Battlemoor is postponed until 2021. We would like to say thank you to the Event Stewards and their staff, as well as to the BAM for all their continued hard work and flexibility in trying to make this event happen in 2020. We know it has been a strain and very stressful to deal with the changing landscape of dealing with this pandemic. The Event Stewards have graciously agreed to stay on and work for the 2021 Battlemoor, thank you all for your hard work and dedication to the Kingdom!

Sadly, this also means that Crown and Coronation will need to be postponed again as well. After seeking council from Our advisors, Our Officers, and Our Peers, We have asked for and been granted a variance from the Board of Directors. At this time, We would like it known that We will be hosting Fall Crown as scheduled in September, with the intent of finding Our rightful heirs and then We shall step down at Fall Coronation in November. To this end We will be opening the list for Crown tournament and ask all who would vie for the honor to submit your letters of intent no later than midnight MST on August 28th. In addition to what is required in Kingdom Law your letter should include a list of events that the fighter and consort have attended from the time period of Estrella War 2019 to Estrella War 2020.

We understand that this is new and unique in Our great Kingdom’s history. It is a difficult situation for all of us. We feel that this course of action is best for the Outlands and We thank all Our officers, Landed Nobles, Event Stewards, and populace for your strength of character, hard work, and continued love and support of the Outlands. We will get through this. We will be stronger for it.

At this time, We are also extending the cancelation of all official SCA events, meetings and gatherings until July 31st. We know that some states are starting to open up and allow for more activities and We will continue to monitor the situation and make changes to these plans as needed. We very much look forward to the time when we can all come together and have events and practices and guild meetings again. We thank you all for doing your part to help make that happen by following social distancing guidelines and protocols. The many good works and deeds of Our populace during this time continue to fill Our hearts with joy and pride. The Outlands is truly the greatest Kingdom in the Known World and We are so grateful and honored to be Your Crown.

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

We, Bèla King by right of arms and Nerissa Queen by grace and favor send greetings!

Today We are writing so that all may know of the efforts of Mistress Morgan and THL Lêofsige (Lyssa) on the Royal University. The reviving of the University has been such a joy for many while in quarantine and it has brought Us so much joy to see so many people pursue degrees from The Royal University during this uncertain time.

Mistress Morgan and THL Lêofsige (Lyssa), Thank you for revitalizing interest in the Royal University after it had lain dormant for so many years, and for fulfilling a great need during these difficult times.

With the Royal University being on hiatus for such an extended period of time it has become necessary to update the charter, the board and for a new Dean to be selected. To continue operating the University these updates must happen as soon as possible. It is Our sincerest hope that the Royal University is able to continue operating and see historic growth. We are very excited for this time of Renaissance. We are currently seeking members of the populace to fill the board and to help with the recharter. Ideally we would have board members from the South and the North so that both areas feel represented on the board. Please submit your letter of interest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you again to these amazing gentles who have championed the Arts and Science during this trying time.

Long Live the Royal University and Long Live the Outlands!

Béla & Nerissa

Good people of the Outlands harken to the words of Béla and Nerissa, King and Queen of these noble lands.

We hope this missive finds all Our populace in good spirits and good health. We find ourselves in the position of once again having to postpone Crown and Coronation that had been rescheduled for June. We want nothing more than to be able to have events and get back to some semblance of normal, but the risk is still too great to try to host any events at this time. Also, We have to take into account the guidelines that are being used for ALL of the Kingdom, Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, Texas, and Nebraska. Things are being handled differently in the various states and those guidelines, along with recommendations from the CDC and the WHO are the driving forces behind Our decisions. We need to be sure that when we are all able to come together, it will be safe for Our populace, and any visitors who may come to Our events, as well as safe for the local community that is hosting the event. We would not want Our event to place an undue burden on any health care providers or hospitals wherever we are able to gather at events.

At this time, We are going to tentatively pencil in Crown and Coronation to take place at Battlemoor, with the understanding that there is a very real chance that it too will be postponed or cancelled. Many people have asked why We have not gone ahead and pulled the plug and cancelled Battlemoor, especially after events like Pennsic and West/An Tir War have been canceled and Lillies War has been moved to the fall. We feel that by continuing to plan for Battlemoor happening as scheduled We are giving Ourselves, Our officers, Our Landed Nobles, and Our autocrats the most options moving forward. These are tough times and hard decisions and there are a lot of people who are continuing to work hard to plan things for the time when we can have events. We will continue to monitor the situation as states start to slowly open up and allow more activities. We will always make the decision that We feel is the best and most safe for the Outlands. We will continue planning for Battlemoor with the hope that it will happen as scheduled but with the knowledge that We will cancel it if We feel it is unsafe to have the event. At this time, the list for Crown is still limited to only those who had previously been accepted for the March date. If We have to postpone yet again, We will open the list again and announce a new date for letters of intent.

We would like to take a moment and say thank you to all the members of Our populace that are essential workers, health care providers, first responders who continue to put themselves at risk for their community. A huge thank you to everyone practicing social distancing and shelter in place orders and especially those who have taken the time to make masks or help their neighbors out in a time of crisis. You all fill Our hearts with such joy and pride! We have never been prouder to be the Crown of the Outlands!

We look forward to getting to have events again. We look forward to when we can all come together and celebrate the Outlands and the current middle ages. We miss all of you terribly and cannot wait to sit around the fire, hear the drums playing and just enjoy our fellowship. We hope that you are all taking this time to work on projects, to make the cool new things or learn amazing new skills. We are really looking forward to seeing all of that on display when we can meet again!

Until then please remember, stay safe, be smart, and continue to look out for your neighbor. Together, we can get through this. Together we are strong. Together we are OUTLANDS!!!

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

Good people of the Outlands harken to the words of Béla and Nerissa, King and Queen of these noble lands.


We hope this missive finds all Our populace in good spirits and good health. We know that these are hard times for a lot of us. We have a lot of health care professionals and other essential workers who have been putting their own health at risk for the good of the community and continue to be heroes in the face of danger. We have members who have followed the shelter in place orders to the letter and are helping flatten the curve so we can all go back to normal sooner. We know that tensions are high, there is a lot of anxiety at the uncertainty of the future. People are worried about their friends, family and loved ones. Worried about the economy and the long-term effects of a prolonged shut down. Worried about being able to provide food and shelter for themselves and their families. Worried about what the world will look like when this is over. All these things are natural and understandable, and We are feeling them Ourselves. We also worry about the health and well being of ALL Our populace members. We worry that removing restrictions on gatherings and events will unduly put people in danger and jeopardize their lives.


We know that some states are loosening restrictions and are opening some more businesses and facilities on a limited basis. However, gatherings of people are still very much limited to less than ten people. The WHO and the CDC are still recommending that people continue to shelter in place as much as possible and not gather in large groups. We have decided to follow the advice of the experts and extend the ban on organized SCA activities in the Outlands through the end of May. This counts for in person gatherings such as events, fighter practices, guild meetings, archery practices and officer and populace meetings. We encourage people to have as many of those meetings as you can in an online setting through social media or one of the many video chat platforms. To that end Her Royal Majesty is having an online Queen’s Prize Arts and Sciences competition this month. We would love to see all the amazing works of art that you all have been working on!! Look on the Kingdom webpage and the Kingdom Facebook page for information on how to enter and display your works.

 

We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust the official stance on in person meetings and events as is necessary moving forward. We are very much looking forward to the time when we can all come together as a Kingdom and celebrate each other and what it means to be an Outlander. It has been Our great honor to be your Crown, even in these uncertain times. You all inspire Us to be better every day! Your generosity of spirit, compassion for your fellow man and fierceness of determination have helped Us more than We can ever express to you. Thank you all!!

 

Until we can meet again please remember, stay safe, be smart, and continue to look out for your neighbor. Together, we can get through this. Together we are strong. Together we are OUTLANDS!!!

 

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

Hello Outlanders!

Society has published a new set of Rapier and Cut & Thrust rules. I will be updating our rules to comply with Society very soon. Feel free to email me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact form)  with any questions or comments.

I hope everyone is staying safe and health.

In Service, Maestra Jervel KRM

Good people of the Outlands harken to the words of Béla and Nerissa, King and Queen of these noble lands.


We hope this missive finds all Our populace in good spirits and good health during these trying times. We are very proud of how Our officers and landed Nobles have been dealing with the stress of this pandemic. We know this is hard on everyone, but We are glad to see so many people reaching out to each other through various digital means, checking in, teaching, learning, having philosophy conversations. Thank you all for taking this threat seriously and acting accordingly.


It is with a heavy heart that We have decided to postpone Crown and Coronation once again. We feel that trying to hold it on the first weekend in May would put people in danger and that is something We can not ever do. We are working hard with Our officers, autocrats, and the SCA Board of Directors to ensure that when We are able to host Crown and Coronation that everyone will be safe first and foremost. We have had several people suggest that We host Crown with just the combatants and marshals and few people needed to run the tournament. While We applaud people for thinking outside the box and trying to come up with creative solutions to this problem, We are not willing to do that for many reasons, including We feel this would still endanger Our populace. We also would much rather wait for when this pandemic clears up and We can all come together as a Kingdom and enjoy the splendor and spectacle of Crown and Coronation. We are looking at trying to put things together for a June Crown and Coronation. If you have any suggestions for a site or location please reach out to Ourselves, Our Seneschal Jarl Freana, or Our landed Nobles with your ideas.


In the meantime, keep being safe and checking in on each other. Take this time to work on some projects that you have been putting off, learn a skill you have always wanted to learn, repair your armor and weapons. Continue to be kind to each other, help those who need it by making supply runs if you are able. Together We will get through this and be stronger for having gone through this crucible.

In service to the Outlands,

Béla Nerissa
King Queen

The current Plague of the modern age has stranded us all at our homesteads, unable to share the wondrous art that we have been doing over the past year. So, we are moving into the ether. The Office of the Outlands Kingdom Arts and Sciences and the Kingdom Webminister’s Office would like to announce the opening of the Kingdom of the Outlands Arts and Sciences Portal at moas.outlands.org. This portal is intended to serve as a place where everyone can post personal projects and recorded classes to share with the Kingdom. It will also be used to post entries to competitions to share with those who cannot attend an event in person. (Which is all of us at the moment) People from all over the Kingdom will be able to see what you have done. These do not have to be new projects. Please upload items from the past as well so that we can create an archive of the art of the Kingdom.
Here is how you upload your projects and videos:
1. Finish your project and documentation
2. Take up to 8 pictures of your project and a video if needed.
3. Find your "PersonID" from wimble.outlandsheralds.org. Browse to your record, then look at the URL. http://wimble.outlandsheralds.org/individual_record.php?PersonID= [COPY THESE NUMBERS]
4. Go to moas.outlands.org and create an account. No personal information will be displayed on the site except for your SCA Name, but we need the information to contact you for competitions etc.
5. Select a competition or none if you are just uploading a project to share.
6. Enter the information about your project. The only items that you MUST enter are Project Title and images, but to make it really educational, all the other sections are really helpful for people to understand what you have done. At the very least, try to put a note about what inspired you to make it.
7. Hit “save”
8. Go and check out your project.
9. Upload more projects
A more extensive user guide can be found at http://moas.outlands.org/sites/default/files/userguide.pdf
The first competition using this portal will be Her Majesty Nerissa’s Queen’s Prize on April 25th ,2020. Entrants are asked to submit their entries by April 20, 2020.

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

As most of you know the SCA Board of Directors are recommending that all SCA activities and events be suspended until April 30th. We agree with this recommendation and are hereby suspending all organized activities in the Outlands until April 30th.

We understand this puts a strain on local groups and We encourage them to think outside the box and find some ways to hole virtual officers, business, or guild meetings when possible. We have lots of tools to stay connected with each other using various social media platforms. Reach out to your friends often. Keep in contact using those platforms, or by calling them or sending an old-fashioned letter or card.

We would like to clarify something that We keep getting questions about. We are still planning on having Crown and Coronation on the first weekend in May. It is very likely that this will need to be pushed back some, but it is Our intent to hold it as soon as is reasonable and possible. Several people have reached out to ask if new letters of intent will be accepted for this Crown Tournament. At this time, We will not be reopening the list for Crown. The published list of fighters and consorts will be who gets the honor to fight to become Our rightful Heirs. Should things change, the event gets pushed back farther, accepted fighters and consorts withdraw from fighting, then We will reassess as needed and announce that We are reopening the list at that time.

We appreciate everyone who has reached out to offer your services to the Kingdom in this time of uncertainty. We are firm in Our convictions that together, the Outlands will prevail. We look forward to when things can go back to normal. Until that happens, stay safe, be smart, care for each other and be mindful of others when purchasing resources.

In service to the Outlands,

Béla Nerissa
King Queen

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Results

Count Robert vs Sir Buqu: Victor Sir Buqu

Count Robert Magnus was eliminated

 

Duke Béla vs HRM of The West for the bye: Victor HRM of The West

Duke Béla Kós fighting for Mistress Nerissa Della Badessa

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VERSUS

 

Sir Uighur-un Buqu Fighting For The Honorable Lady Johanna Morganstern

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As all three fighters had one loss and a bye, Her Royal Majesty randomly drew the bye.

 

Count Robert vs Sir Buqu

Duke Béla has the bye

Duke Béla vs Sir Buqu: Victor Sir Buqu

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

Semi-Finals will proceed thusly:

Duke Bela vs Sir Buqu

Count Robert has the bye

 

Round 6 Results:

 

Count Robert vs Sir Griffith: Victor Count Robert

Sir Buqu vs Sir Bardolf: Victor Sir Buqu

Duke Béla vs HRM of The West for the bye: Victor HRM of The West

 

Round 6 will proceed thusly:

 

Count Robert vs Sir Griffith

Sir Buqu vs Sir Bardolf

Duke Béla has the bye

 

Round 5 Results:

 

Duke Béla vs Count Robert: Victor Duke Béla

 

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Finn: Victor Sir Bardolf

Sir Finn ua Briain was eliminated

Sir Buqu vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Buqu

 

 

Round 5 will proceed thusly:

 

Duke Béla vs Count Robert

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Finn

Sir Buqu vs Sir Griffith

 

Round 4 Results:

 

Count Robert vs Baron Estavon: Victor Count Robert

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Griffith

Duke Béla vs Count Giovanni: Victor Duke Béla

Sir Felix vs Sir Finn: Victor Sir Finn

Sir Buqu vs HRM of The West for the bye: Victor HRM of The West

 

Round 4 will proceed thusly:

 

Count Robert vs Baron Estavon

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Griffith

Duke Béla vs Count Giovanni

Sir Felix vs Sir Finn

Sir Buqu has the bye

 

Round 3 Results:

 

 

Sir Felix vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Griffith

 

Count Robert vs THL Sebastiaen: Victor Count Robert

The Honorable Lord Sebastiaen Bastoen was eliminated

Sir Bardolf vs THL Cristiane: Victor Sir Bardolf

 The Honorable Lady Cristiane Woayde was eliminated

Baron Estavon vs Lord Gunnie: Victor Baron Estavon

 Lord Gunnolfr Grimsson was eliminated

Sir Buqu vs Sir Finn: Victor Sir Finn

 

Count Giovanni vs Lord Khal: Victor Count Giovanni

Lord Khal Gan was eliminated 

Duke Béla vs Sir Thorvald: Victor Duke Béla

 Sir Thorvald Valdkrig was eliminated

 

Round 3 will proceed thusly:

 

Sir Felix vs Sir Griffith

Count Robert vs THL Sebastiaen

Sir Bardolf vs THL Cristiane

Baron Estavon vs Lord Gunnie

Sir Buqu vs Sir Finn

Count Giovanni vs Lord Khal

Duke Béla vs Sir Thorvald

 

Round 2 Results:

 

 

Baron Estavon vs Lady Gianina: Victor Baron Estavon

Lady Gianina the Wanderer was eliminated

 

Sir Bardolf vs Hagen: Victor Sir Bardolf

Hagen Flusspferd was eliminated

 

Lord Khal vs Lord Séamus: Victor Lord Khal

Lord Séamus O'Súileabhán was eliminated

 

Sir Thorvald vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Griffith

   

Sir Felix vs THL Cristiane: Victor Sir Felix

   

Count Robert vs Dominus Albinus: Victor Count Robert

Dominus Tiberius Aurelius Albinus was eliminated

 

Duke Béla vs Sir Finn: Victor Duke Béla

   

THL Sebastiaen vs THL Paul: Victor THL Sebastiaen

The Honorable Lord Paul Jameson of Sutton was eliminated

 

Count Giovanni vs Sir Buqu: Victor Sir Buqu

   

Lord Gunnie vs Sir Falnor for the bye: Victor Sir Falnor

   

 

Round 2 will proceed thusly:

 

 

Baron Estavon vs Lady Gianina

Sir Bardolf vs Hagen

Lord Khal vs Lord Séamus

Sir Thorvald vs Sir Griffith

Sir Felix vs THL Cristiane

Count Robert vs Dominus Albinus

Duke Béla vs Sir Finn

THL Sebastiaen vs THL Paul

Count Giovanni vs Sir Buqu

Lord Gunnie has the bye (Sir Falnor)

 

 Round 1 Results:

 

Duke Béla vs Hagen: Victor Duke Béla

Sir Bardolf vs Lord Séamus: Victor Sir Bardolf

Sir Felix vs Lady Gianina: Victor Sir Felix

Count Robert vs Lord Gunnie: Victor Count Robert

Sir Buqu vs Dominus Albinus: Victor Sir Buqu

Sir Griffith vs Lord Khal: Victor Sir Griffith

Sir Finn vs THL Sebastiaen: Victor Sir Finn

Count Giovanni vs Baron Estavon: Victor Count Giovanni

Sir Thorvald vs THL Paul: Victor Sir Thorvald

THL Cristiane vs  for the bye: Victor Bye Fighter

 

 

Round 1 will proceed thusly:

 

Duke Béla vs Hagen

Sir Bardolf vs Lord Séamus

Sir Felix vs Lady Gianina

Count Robert vs Lord Gunnie

Sir Buqu vs Dominus Albinus

Sir Griffith vs Lord Khal

Sir Finn vs THL Sebastiaen

Count Giovanni vs Baron Estavon

Sir Thorvald vs THL Paul

THL Cristiane has the bye

 

The bye is non-destructive, she faces His Majesty of the West

Welcome from beautiful Caer Galen. Todays Crown Tournament will be fought two out of three fights, with double elimination as the format. 

 

Round 1 is a challenge round chosen via order of precedence, it is destructive.

Here are todays entrants:

 

 

Duke Béla Kós Fights For Mistress Nerissa Della Badessa

Count Giovanni di Sienna Fights For 

Duchess Cainnleach Uiseir of Glendalough

Count Robert Magnus Fights For Countess Magge Magnus

Sir Thorvald Valdkrig Fights For Mistress Thorhalla Bjarnadottir

Sir Uighur-un Buqu Fights For The Honorable Lady Johanna Morganstern

Sir Felix Sniumi Fights For Lady Alexandra Valtakis

Sir Bardolf Gunwaldtsson Fights For Mistress Sabiha al-Zarqa’ al-Karakiyya

Sir Griffith Atte Dernedyngle Fights For Lady Marija Zuzoric

Sir Finn ua Briain Fights For Baroness Çinara Ybarra

The Honorable Lord Sebastiaen Bastoen Fights For Mistress Jeanne-Marie Dubois

The Honorable Lady Cristiane Woayde Fights For Sir Raymond the Quiet

The Honorable Lord Paul Jameson of Sutton Fights For Baroness Mael mide ingenDomnaill

Baron Estavon de la Vega Fights For Lady Anneka Mikaelsdóttir

Lord Khal Gan Fights For Lady Saikhan Nasan

Lady Gianina the Wanderer Fights For The Honorable Lord Nicolae cel Rares

Dominus Tiberius Aurelius Albinus Fights For Baroness Diana of Llanberris

Lord Séamus O'Súileabhán Fights For Lady Amice De Clara

Lord Gunnolfr Grimsson Fights For Lady Elizabeth Bakere

Hagen Flusspferd Fights For Lady Leticia Attewode

 

Sir Griffith fought with much honor and took Sir Iohann to the limits, winning the first 2 of 3 and taking Iohann to one each... but Sir Iohann was victorious in the final battle.

 

Our Outlands Prince and Princess

 

Sir Iohann der Fuchs and Lady Martine de la Rochelle

Final Round

 

Sir Griffith atte Dernedyngle

 

VS

 

Sir Iohann der Fuchs

 

Sir Iohann is undefeated, Sir Griffith will have to beat Sir Iohann twice in a 2 out of 3.

 

It will be weapon of choice for all of the final round.

Round 7 results:

Sir Alexander vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Griffith

Sir Alexander MacAndrew was eliminated

 

Duke Walrick vs Sir Iohann: Victor Sir Iohann

Duke Walrick de Blakeney was eliminated

Round 7, Axe 5’ and under, will proceed thusly:

 

Sir Alexander vs Sir Griffith

Duke Walrick vs Sir Iohann

 

Round 6 results:

 

Sir Alexander vs Sir Falnor : Victor Sir Alexander

Sir Falnor Lakemierr was eliminated

 

Sir Griffith vs Sir Iohann: Victor Sir Iohann

 

Duke Walrick vs Duke Jaxx: Victor Duke Walrick

Duke Jaxartes Tigris Generalis was eliminated

Round 6, weapon of choice, will proceed thusly:

 

Sir Alexander vs Sir Falnor 

Sir Griffith vs Sir Iohann

Duke Walrick vs Duke Jaxx

 

Round 5 results:

 

Duke Walrick vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Griffith

 

Sir Buqu vs Sir Iohann: Victor Sir Iohann

Sir Uighur-un Buqu was eliminated

 

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Falnor : Victor Sir Falnor 

Sir Bardolf Gundwaldtsson was eliminated

 

Count Robert vs Sir Alexander: Victor Sir Alexander

Count Robert Magnus was eliminated

 

Duke Jaxx vs Master Hawk: Victor Duke Jaxx

Master Hawk Rill was eliminated

Round 5, 6’ spear, thrusts only, will proceed thusly:

 

Duke Walrick vs Sir Griffith

Duke Jaxx vs Master Hawk

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Falnor 

Sir Buqu vs Sir Iohann

Count Robert vs Sir Alexander

 

Round 4 results:

 

Master Hawk vs Lord Thorgrimr: Victor Master Hawk

Lord Thorgrimr of Rivenoak was eliminated

 

Sir Falnor  vs Dominus Tiberius: Victor Sir Falnor 

Dominus Tiberius Aurelius Albinus was eliminated

 

Count Robert vs Sir Iohann: Victor Sir Iohann

 

Duke Jaxx vs Count Giovanni: Victor Duke Jaxx

Count Giovanni di Sienna was eliminated

 

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Alexander: Victor Sir Alexander

 

Duke Walrick vs Sir Rowland: Victor Duke Walrick

Sir Rowland de Grey of Lincolnshire was eliminated

 

Sir Griffith vs Lord Seamus: Victor Sir Griffith

Lord Seamus Suileabhan was eliminated

 

Sir Buqu vs Dreaded Bye Fighter for the bye: Victor Dreaded Bye Fighter

Round 4, weapon of choice, will proceed thusly:

 

Master Hawk vs Lord Thorgrimr

Sir Falnor  vs Dominus Tiberius

Count Robert vs Sir Iohann

Duke Jaxx vs Count Giovanni

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Alexander

Duke Walrick vs Sir Rowland

Sir Griffith vs Lord Seamus

Sir Buqu has the bye, the bye is non-destructive.

 

Round 3 results:

 

Sir Iohann vs Sir Adrien: Victor Sir Iohann

Sir Adrien de Calais was eliminated

 

 

Duke Walrick vs Dominus Tiberius: Victor Duke Walrick

Sir Alexander vs Sir Falnor : Victor Sir Falnor

Sir Bardolf vs Lord Thorgrimr: Victor Sir Bardolf

Count Robert vs Lord Seamus: Victor Count Robert

 

 

Duke Jaxx vs Sir Decimus: Victor Duke Jaxx

Sir Decimus Modius Varro was eliminated

 

Sir Buqu vs Lady Kata: Victor Sir Buqu

Lady Kata Utamr Geirr was eliminated

 

Sir Griffith vs Lord Ilo: Victor Sir Griffith

Lord Ilo de Faux was eliminated

 

Sir Rowland vs Master Hawk: Victor Master Hawk

 

Count Giovanni vs Lady Gianina: Victor Count Giovanni

Lady Gianina the Wanderer was eliminated

Round 3, combatants fighting two weapons will proceed thusly:

 

 

Sir Iohann vs Sir Adrien

Duke Walrick vs Dominus Tiberius

Sir Alexander vs Sir Falnor 

Sir Bardolf vs Lord Thorgrimr

Count Robert vs Lord Seamus

Duke Jaxx vs Sir Decimus

Sir Buqu vs Lady Kata

Sir Griffith vs Lord Ilo

Sir Rowland vs Master Hawk

Count Giovanni vs Lady Gianina

 

Round 2 results:

 

Sir Decimus vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Griffith

Sir Adrien vs Lord Seamus: Victor Lord Seamus

Sir Buqu vs Sir Bardolf: Victor Sir Bardolf

Duke Walrick vs Sir Falnor : Victor Duke Walrick

Master Hawk vs Dominus Tiberius: Victor Dominus Tiberius

Count Giovanni vs Sir Rowland: Victor Sir Rowland

Count Robert vs Lady Gianina: Victor Count Robert

Sir Iohann vs Lord Ilo: Victor Sir Iohann

Lady Kata vs Lord Thorgrimr: Victor Lord Thorgrimr

Duke Jaxx vs Sir Alexander: Victor Sir Alexander

 

Round 2, Weapon of Choice, will proceed thusly:

 

Sir Decimus vs Sir Griffith

Sir Adrien vs Lord Seamus

Sir Buqu vs Sir Bardolf

Duke Walrick vs Sir Falnor 

Master Hawk vs Dominus Tiberius

Count Giovanni vs Sir Rowland

Count Robert vs Lady Gianina

Sir Iohann vs Lord Ilo

Lady Kata vs Lord Thorgrimr

Duke Jaxx vs Sir Alexander

 

Round 1 results:

 

Duke Walrick vs Lord Seamus: Victor Duke Walrick

Duke Jaxx vs Count Giovanni: Victor Count Giovanni

Count Robert vs Lord Thorgrimr: Victor Count Robert

Sir Alexander vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Alexander

Sir Buqu vs Sir Bardolf: Victor Sir Bardolf

Sir Rowland vs Sir Iohann: Victor Sir Rowland

Master Hawk vs Sir Decimus: Victor Sir Decimus

Sir Adrien vs Lord Ilo: Victor Sir Adrien

Sir Falnor  vs Dominus Tiberius: Victor Sir Falnor 

Lady Gianina vs Lady Kata: Victor Lady Kata

 

Round 1 is a single sword, best 2 of 3, non-destructive. It will proceed thusly:

 

 

Duke Walrick vs Lord Seamus

Duke Jaxx vs Count Giovanni

Count Robert vs Lord Thorgrimr

Sir Alexander vs Sir Griffith

Sir Buqu vs Sir Bardolf

Sir Rowland vs Sir Iohann

Master Hawk vs Sir Decimus

Sir Adrien vs Lord Ilo

Sir Falnor  vs Dominus Tiberius

Lady Gianina vs Lady Kata

 

Todays Crown Tournament will be fought two out of three fights, with double elimination as the format. 

Each round will have a specific weapon style. Round 1 is a challenge round chosen via order of precedence, it is non-destructive.

 

Here are today’s entrants.

 

Duke Walrick de Blakeney Fights For Duchess Cecilia Mowebray

Duke Jaxartes Tigris Generalis Fights For Countess Anna Mactaggart

Count Giovanni di Sienna Fights For Duchess Cainnleach Uiseir of Glenalough

Count Robert Magnus Fights For Countess Magge Magnus

Sir Alexander MacAndrew Fights For Grainne ingean ui William

Sir Uighur-un Buqu Fights For THL Johanna Morganstern

Sir Bardolf Gundwaldtsson Fights For Mistress Sabiha Al-Zarqa Al-Karakiyya

Sir Rowland de Grey of Lincolnshire Fights For Mistress Ymanya Murray

Master Hawk Rill Fights For Sir Adrien de Calais

Sir Griffith atte Dernedyngle Fights For Lady Marija Zuzoric

Sir Iohann der Fuchs Fights For Lady Martine de la Rochelle

Sir Decimus Modius Varro Fights For Mistress Maimuna al-Bukhariyya

Sir Adrien de Calais Fights For Master Hawk Rill

Sir Falnor Lakemierr Fights For Lady Kata Utamr Geirr

Lady Gianina the Wanderer Fights For Dominus Tiberius Aurelius Albinus

Lady Kata Utamr Geirr Fights For Sir Falnor Lakemierr

Dominus Tiberius Aurelius Albinus Fights For Lady Gianina the Wanderer

Lord Thorgrimr of Rivenoak Fights For Lady Kata of Rivenoak

Lord Ilo de Faux Fights For Lady Gwenlyn Aldwyn

Lord Seamus Suileabhan Fights For Lady Amice de Clara

 

URGENT NOTICE: At this time we ask that no new attendees come to Estrella War. It is not a difficult decision to want our guests safe.

This is subject to change if and when the site dries out. At this time, if you have people here and can get them offsite, you are welcome and encouraged to do so.

If you are already onsite you are welcome to stay. We ask the following:

PLEASE CHECK TENT TO TENT FOR THE PEOPLE IN YOUR CAMP. The red barn remains open. If your people are compomised and unsafe, please bring them to the red barn!

More information to come as we have more to share.

The Mains and Staff of Estrella XXXV

Greetings!

The Battlemoor web site has been successfully moved to the Kingdom servers and is back up and running.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Respectfully; in Service and Fealty,
THL Mathom the Malcontent
Outlands Kingdom Webminister

We are moving the Battlemoor site - it will be back up shortly!

Thanks for your patience!

Mathom, Kingdom Webminister

The Crown is searching for a new Kingdom Arts & Sciences Officer. The position manages all Arts & Sciences activities for the Kingdom. Duties include: Responsible for fostering the study of period culture and technology and methods for producing historically accurate artifacts and performances, coordinates the efforts of local Arts and Sciences (A&S) officers and promotes the dissemination of accurate information about the fields of study. It is also the responsibility of the Minister of Arts and Sciences to organize Kingdom A&S events and help organize demonstrations, exhibitions, competitions, classes, and/or workshops. The position takes approximately 5-10 hours per week, mostly evenings. Must have a quick means of communication via phone and email, and internet access. Deadline for application is February 22, 2019.
 
Interested persons are requested to submit letter of application 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.

The Crown is searching for a new Kingdom Seneschal. The position manages all administrative duties for the Kingdom. Duties include: Coordination of all Kingdom Officers; Provides support and interpretation to Crown on Kingdom Law and potential changes to Law; Provides clear and consistent communication to Crown, Kingdom Officers, Seneschals and the populace; Manages Kingdom events and the Kingdom Calendar; Coordinates all Background Checks; Oversees the offices of Chatelaine, Media Relations, Waiver Secretary, Social Media and Youth Officer; Serves as a member of Kingdom Financial Committee, and many other duties. The position takes approximately 15-20 hours per week, mostly evenings. Must have a quick means of communication via phone and email, and internet access.

 

Interested persons are requested to submit letter of application 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.

All letters are due no later than February 17th

Winner of the 2018 Outlands Crown Tournament

 

Count Hrorek Wolfson whom fought for Countess Slaine inghean Ui Sheanain

Jarl Hrorek Wolfson vs Sir Bardolf Gundwaldtsson

 

Jarl Hrorek is undefeated

 

Sir Bardolf will need to win 2 rounds, best 2 of 3 to be victorious.

Sir Thorvald vs Sir Bardolf: Victor Sir Bardolf

 

Sir Thorvald Valdkrig was eliminated

 

 

Jarl Hrorek vs Sir Griffith: Victor Jarl Hrorek

 

Sir Griffith atte Dernedyngle was eliminated

 

 

NEXT UP, FINALS!!!

Round 7 will proceed thusly:

 

 

Sir Thorvald vs Sir Bardolf

Jarl Hrorek vs Sir Griffith

 

 

Sir Thorvald vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Thorvald

 

 

Jarl Kolgrimr vs Sir Bardolf: Victor Sir Bardolf

 

 

Jarl Hrorek vs Dreaded Bye Fighter for the bye: Victor Jarl Hrorek

 

Round 6 will proceed thusly:

 

 

Sir Thorvald vs Sir Griffith

Jarl Kolgrimr vs Sir Bardolf

 

 

Jarl Hrorek has the bye

 

Sir Thorvald vs Sir Taver: Victor Sir Thorvald

 

Sir Faolan MacEwan Taver was eliminated

 

 

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Griffith

 

 

Jarl Hrorek vs Jarl Kolgrimr: Victor Jarl Hrorek

Round 5 will proceed thusly:

 

 

Sir Thorvald vs Sir Taver

Sir Bardolf vs Sir Griffith

Jarl Hrorek vs Jarl Kolgrimr

 

 

Sir Thorvald vs Sir Felix: Victor Sir Thorvald

 

Sir Felix Sniumi was eliminated

 

 

Jarl Kolgrimr vs Sir Taver: Victor Jarl Kolgrimr

 

 

Sir Buqu vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Griffith

 

Sir Uighur-un Buqu was eliminated

 

 

Duke Walrick vs Sir Bardolf: Victor Sir Bardolf

 

Duke Walrick de Blakeney was eliminated

 

 

Count Giovanni vs Jarl Hrorek: Victor Jarl Hrorek

 

Count Giovanni di Sienna was eliminated

 

 

 

Round 4 will proceed thusly:

 

 

Sir Thorvald vs Sir Felix

Jarl Kolgrimr vs Sir Taver

Sir Buqu vs Sir Griffith

Duke Walrick vs Sir Bardolf

Count Giovanni vs Jarl Hrorek

 

 

Jarl Hrorek vs Sir Felix: Victor Jarl Hrorek

 

 

Jarl Kolgrimr vs Sir Adrien: Victor Jarl Kolgrimr

 

Sir Adrien de Calais was eliminated

 

 

Sir Buqu vs Sir Taver: Victor Sir Taver

 

 

Sir Thorvald vs Lord GunnolfR: Victor Sir Thorvald

 

Lord GunnolfR Grimsson was eliminated

 

 

 

Sir Bardolf vs THL Falnor: Victor Sir Bardolf

 

THL Falnor Lakemeirr was eliminated

 

 

Duke Jaxx vs Sir Griffith: Victor Sir Griffith

 

Duke Darius of Jaxartes was eliminated

 

 

Duke Walrick vs Sir Decimus: Victor Duke Walrick

 

Sir Decimus Modius Varro was eliminated

 

 

Count Giovanni vs Dreaded Bye Fighter for the bye: Victor Count Giovanni

Round 3 will proceed thusly:

 

 

Jarl Hrorek vs Sir Felix

Jarl Kolgrimr vs Sir Adrien

Sir Buqu vs Sir Taver

Sir Thorvald vs Lord GunnolfR

Sir Bardolf vs THL Falnor

Duke Jaxx vs Sir Griffith

Duke Walrick vs Sir Decimus

 

 

 

 

Count Giovanni has the bye

 

Lady Gianina vs Lord GunnolfR: Victor Lord GunnolfR

 

Lady Gianina the Wanderer was eliminated

 

 

THL Christiane vs THL Falnor: Victor THL Falnor

 

THL Cristiane Woayde was eliminated

 

 

Duke Walrick vs Jarl Hrorek: Victor Jarl Hrorek

 

 

Count Giovanni vs Jarl Kolgrimr: Victor Jarl Kolgrimr

 

 

Sir Thorvald vs Sir Buqu: Victor Sir Buqu

 

 

Sir Adrien vs Baron Estavon: Victor Sir Adrien

 

Baron Estavon de la Vega was eliminated

 

 

Duke Jaxx vs Sir Bardolf: Victor Sir Bardolf

 

 

Sir Felix vs Master Hawk: Victor Sir Felix

 

Master Hawk Rill Hunnybun was eliminated

 

 

Sir Griffith vs Dominus Albinus: Victor Sir Griffith

 

Dominus Tiberius Aurelius Albinus was eliminated

 

 

Sir Taver vs Lord Ronan: Victor Sir Taver

 

Lord Ronan na f-Fiacal mac Conaill was eliminated

 

 

Master Adam vs Sir Decimus: Victor Sir Decimus

 

Master Adam Carmychel was eliminated

 

 

Round 2 will proceed thusly:

 

Duke Walrick vs Jarl Hrorek

Duke Jaxx vs Sir Bardolf

Count Giovanni vs Jarl Kolgrimr

Sir Thorvald vs Sir Buqu

Sir Felix vs Master Hawk

Master Adam vs Sir Decimus

Sir Griffith vs Dominus Albinus

Sir Taver vs Lord Ronan

Sir Adrien vs Baron Estavon

THL Christiane vs THL Falnor

Lady Gianina vs Lord GunnolfR

 

 

 

Jarl Kolgrimr vs Lord GunnolfR:

 

Victor Jarl Kolgrimr

Duke Walrick vs Dominus Albinus:

 

Victor Duke Walrick

Sir Bardolf vs Lord Ronan:

 

Victor Sir Bardolf

Sir Thorvald vs Lady Gianina:

 

Victor Sir Thorvald

Sir Buqu vs THL Falnor:

 

Victor Sir Buqu

Jarl Hrorek vs THL Christiane:

 

Victor Jarl Hrorek

Sir Felix vs Sir Adrien:

 

Victor Sir Felix

Count Giovanni vs Sir Decimus:

 

Victor Count Giovanni

Duke Jaxx vs Baron Estavon:

 

Victor Duke Jaxx

Master Hawk vs Sir Griffith:

 

Victor Sir Griffith

Master Adam vs Sir Taver:

 

Victor Sir Taver

 

 

Round 1 will proceed thusly:

 

 

Jarl Kolgrimr vs Lord GunnolfR

Duke Walrick vs Dominus Albinus

Sir Bardolf vs Lord Ronan

Sir Thorvald vs Lady Gianina

Sir Buqu vs THL Falnor

Jarl Hrorek vs THL Christiane

Sir Felix vs Sir Adrien

Count Giovanni vs Sir Decimus

Duke Jaxx vs Baron Estavon

Master Hawk vs Sir Griffith

Master Adam vs Sir Taver

 

Good Morning Outlands,

We are reporting live at the 2018 Outlands Fall Crown Tournament. The Barony of Aarquelle has provided a beautiful site and perfect fighting weather. We will have round by round updates as the list is announced. Todays Crown Tournament will be fought two out of three fights, with double elimination as the format.  The first round w, following rounds will be randomly selected.

Here are todays combatants:

Duke Walrick de Blakeney Fights For Duchess Cecilia Mowebray

Duke Darius of Jaxartes Fights For Countess Anna Mactaggart

Count Giovanni di Sienna Fights For Countess Gilliana Leigh Gallwey

Count J Hrorek Wolfson Fights For Countess Slaine inghean Ui Sheanain

Jarl Kolgrimr Olafsson Fights For Countess Kitta Ragnvaldsdottír

Sir Thorvald Valdkrig Fights For Mistress Thorhalla Bjarnadóttir

Sir Uighur-un Buqu Fights For THL Johanna Morganstern

Sir Felix Sniumi Fights For Lady Alexandra Orchestrina

Sir Bardolf Gundwaldtsson Fights For Mistress Sabiha Al-Zarqa Al-Karakiyya

Master Hawk Rill Hunnybun Fights For Mistress Nerissa Della Badessa

Master Adam Carmychel Fights For Sir Adrien de Calais

Sir Griffith atte Dernedyngle Fights For Lady Marija Zuzoric

Sir Faolan MacEwan Taver Fights For Lady Roana Campbell

Sir Decimus Modius Varro Fights For Mistress Maimuna al-Bukhariyya

Sir Adrien de Calais Fights For Master Adam Carmychel

THL Cristiane Woayde Fights For Master Jethro Stille

THL Falnor Lakemeirr Fights For Lady Kata Utamr Geirr

Baron Estavon de la Vega Fights For Lady Anneka Mikealsdottir of Hoglund

Lady Gianina the Wanderer Fights For Dominus Tiberius Aurelius Albinus

Lord Ronan na f-Fiacal mac Conaill Fights For Lady Illaria Joye

Dominus Tiberius Aurelius Albinus Fights For Lady Gianina the Wanderer

Lord GunnolfR Grimsson Fights For Duchess Cainnleach Uisser of Glendalough

 

JULY CHALLENGE - WHAT INSPIRES YOU!!!

Good day to all of the amazing artists and writers of the kingdom. Our newsletters across the realm need more articles and artwork from you. For the month of July's newsletter please submit articles or artwork about things that inspire you in the SCA.

Submit them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will make sure they are featured in your area's newsletter. One of each will be chosen to headline the Outlandish Herald this month. Please submit by July 1st, 2018.

Yours in Service,

Lady Anneka of Hoglund

Good News May 2018

Words from our local seneschals

Aarquelle – Seneschal: Generica McKenna
I Just got back from fighter practice. We had over 30 with about a dozen fighting. The last A&S had 26 in attendance. Our demo yesterday was a raging success and we had 2 new people at practice and a couple who are messaging like crazy to find out how to join. We're hosting Crown Tourney and have an A&S Fest, Harvest Fest, Viking Vinter and Spring A&S in the works. We've also agreed to combine Rapier Camp with Grace and Valor so we'll be holding out first joint event as a barony with Caerthe. Life is good in Aarquelle.
Upcoming Events:
- Sept 28-30: Rapier Camp
- Oct 13: A&S Demo
- Nov 24: Harvest Fest

al-Barran – Seneschal: Melodia Shaw
In al-Barran May means Outlandish. This years went well with over 500 for the first time in many years. We had two medical incidents, It has been years since we have had an ambulance on site but almost everyone reacted calmly and did as asked. The security team along with the Baronial guards were exemplary. Also the Outlandish site now has heated Showers.
Upcoming Events:
- July 20-22: Nock on Wood

Blackwater Keep – Seneschal: Devon
We continue to have monthly business meetings. We should be registered for the Peanut Valley Festival demo, we will be registered for the Roosevelt County Fair and already are for the Curry county fair.
We have decided to have a Raising of the Keep (not Razing) event Sept 20&21st. Lyra has volunteered to Autocrat this event for us.

Blaiddwyn – Seneschal: Sabiha al-Karakiyya
Blaiddwyn will be dormant for the summer, with activities starting again in mid-August.

Caer Galen – Seneschal: Rowena Colebrook
Caer Galen found new defenders for archery and equestrian at Condotierri.
We are almost ready to launch our new website with great excitement! It will have an events calendar, officers pages and links for newcomers.
Caer Galen is gearing up for Defender on June 30th at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. We will host our fencing and heavy tournaments to determine our new defender. There will be Quest for the Unicorn Horn, games and lots of pageantry.
Upcoming Events:
- June 30: Caer Galen Defender will be at Boulder County Fairgrounds

Caerthe Seneschal: Jeanne-Marie Oliver
Held two large events during the month of May. Spring Coronation and Condottiere. Both were well attended. We also had a demo at a local school that had a good number of our people including TE's make a showing.
The Collegi which is being held on the first thursday fighter practice has been well received. Hawk's Hollow Heralds office has conflict checked and sent in 25 local submissions. YAY! Heraldry! 
Our local A&S nights are being well attended
Upcoming Events:
- July 21-22: Science Faie
- October 6-7: Punkin Chuckin Festival
- January 5: 12th Night

Citadel of the Southern Pass - Seneschal: Aoife Ruadh inghean Ragnaill
From the May Officer Meeting:
Baron and Baroness gave opening remarks.  They thanked the populous for coming and all their support. The last couple of weeks have been very busy and the active members have all been very busy. Remember that Grand Outlandish is coming and we want to be a baronial presence.
Thank yous to those who attended the White Mountain demo  Baroness, Rita, Carlos, Holly and Heather.
Coronation attended by Their Excellencies and family and Lord Julian.
MayDay Baronial Day/Mother's Day in the park was well contributed. The weavers and spinners from Nahrun came down as well as fighters and folks from al Baran. Warmin did an outstanding lunch and Sir Roger and Sir Conrad (sorry, don't know new name) organized the fighting. 
Their Excellencies expressed the importance or award recommendations. The service and contributions of the members need to be brought to the attention of the Crown and the Landed Barons. The recommendation form is online from the kingdom page.
Brandon...   Business cards ready.  He discussed and demonstrated the new marketing approach and internet database. He is developing a newcomer portal to southernpass.org. he is also working on an interest database and officers will e able to access mailing lists.  Brandon suggested a practice demo on how to talk to people about the SCA. Also developing a Silver Key program to "work the crowd".
Jessa discussed a picture book as an educational tool.
Tues. fighter practice moved from private residence to Veteran's Park in the N.E.
Rapier practice on Wed. at MGS  gaming store
Upcoming Events:
- June 9 – 10: Soldier Con on Ft. Bliss
- Aug 24 – 26: Hastilude
- Oct 12 – 14: St Edrick’s

Draca Mor - Seneschal: Sæunn Hrafndóttir
Our little Shire has acquired three new members! We have spent several weekends supporting our new members by working on armor and garb. They will be ready to attend Battlemoor and will likely be able to fight. Please come by and welcome our newcomers at the Draca Mor camp at Battlemoor! 
We are having regular fighter practices and members continue to stay busy with A&S projects. We did host an A&S weekend on May 19th and 20th, in Glenwood Springs, for our newcomers, and existing members, to work on armor. And on the 28th we held a Basic Tunic Making Class.
Planning for STAG (Summer Tournament and Games) continues and a date has been set for August 25, 2018. This will be a Prize Tournament and will be held in Glenwood Springs.
Also, we have a new website! But no worries it still has the same name: http://draca-mor.org.
Upcoming Events:
- Aug 23: STAG –Summer Tournament & Games

Dragonsspine - Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall
Upcoming Events:
- July 14: Pas d' Armes
- Aug 17: Archery Collegium
- Sep. 16: A Plesaunt Hunt
- Oct. 27: Dragonsspine A&S
- Nov. 3: Holiday Bazaar

Drygestan - Seneschal: Christine Bishop
We are having business as usual. Outlandish was great fun with a number of Drgestani attending. We are having regular A&S classes and Fighter Practices.

Fontaine dans Sable - Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas
Upcoming Events:
- August 31 through September 3: Warders of the Western Gate

Hawk’s Hollow - Seneschal: Eric Morrison of Thistlekeep
Things are going great these past two months. We are looking forward to St Sebastians, the Estes Demo, the Pirate Fest Demo, Battlemore, Northern Realms War. Lots of Archery practices.
Several members attended Coronation. Yukiko was admitted into the Order of the Stag and Chalice and Dougal (sp) was admittesd into the Legion of Gallantry. Members of the Canton competed for the ranged weapons Champions. Baron Mahoney won Warden, MasterDaffyd won Warden.
Upcoming Events:
- August 4: St. Sebastians’s
- September 6-9 4: Estes Irish/Scottish Festival
- September 16: Northglenn Pirate Fest Demo

Nahrun Kabirun - Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana
Group doing well. 
Knight marshall polling. (Oleg Swhinghammer)
Asked for Letters of intent for A&S officer and Seneschal
Upcoming Events:
- June 22-24: Clann Wars

Plattefordham - Seneschal: Zvir L'vov syn Gorin
Upcoming Events:
- June 19-24: Northern Realms war in Piedmont SD

Rio de las Animas - Seneschal: Geua filia Guy
Upcoming Events:
- June will be make tunics, tabards, and hoods.

Unser Hafen - Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson
We had a nice showing at Condottirri, where three members of the Barony received their Award of Arms. We are having regular archery practices and have one new member whom met our archers at a practice.
We moved fighter practice to the park. We also had a revel/ pot luck to help celebrate summer.
We are having an outdoor revel in the park to help welcome Summer. We will hold equestrian & Archery Champions at Condotierri, and Fencing along with the Heavy Champion along side Cear Galen's Champions in June.  
Our next official event will be over Labor Day, then in September we will have our annual Newcomers event

Windkeep - Seneschal: Ursula Sturlasdatter
We have had a few people contact us about seeing who and what we are. We have seen one new family at fighter practice and hope we are slowly beginning to grow.
Dance Class went okay, we had about 20 people show up and it was good day. We are planning a A&S day in September to do silk painting.

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Submitted by Gunwaldt
Deputy Kingdom Seneschal

Words from our local seneschals

Aarquelle – Seneschal: Generica McKenna
Aarquelle celebrated it's first birthday with a lovely little event. We chose our new martial Defenders. Fighter practice and A&S nights are well attended. Spring Defender went well.
Upcoming Events:
- Sept 28-30: Rapier Camp
- Oct 13: A&S Demo
- Nov 24: Harvest Fest

al-Barran – Seneschal: Melodia Shaw
Upcoming Events:
- May 24-28: Grand Outlandish
- July 20-22: Nock on Wood

Caer Galen – Seneschal: Rowena Colebrook
Caer Galen will have our first outdoor fighter practice of the season May 1st at Roosevelt park in Longmont.
Caer Galen is thriving with 5-10 new fencers showing up at fighter practice monthly. Heavy is also doing well with 5-8 fighters at practice. 
Caer Galen Defender is coming June 30th. It will be held as a day event at the Boulder County Fairgrounds with potential for public attendance from the local farmer's market. Unser Hafen has expressed interest in sharing their defender tournaments with us on that day. There will be merchants, games and artisan demos along with heavy and fencing tournaments.
Upcoming Events:
- June 30: Caer Galen Defender will be at Boulder County Fairgrounds

Citadel of the Southern Pass - Seneschal: Aoife Ruadh inghean Ragnaill
April was a bustle of activities and attendance at kingdom and regional events, such as the well-attended Bar Maids in Citadel’s sister Barony of Mons Tonitrus. In addition to normal baronial activities (archery, A&S, fighting, choir, clothiers guild and cooks guild), the group continues to work on a large May Day populace event, which serves as a chance to celebrate the Mothers of the barony, along with appreciation for our area/group and recognition for any departing members (military). Additionally, the barony attended the El Paso Comic-Con. Weekly baronial activities remain well-attended and steady. 
Chatelain, Lord Esteban de Leon stepped down at the end of this reporting cycle to prepare for entry into the Navy at the end of May. We wish him fair winds and following seas.
Upcoming Events:
- Aug 24 – 26: Hastilude

Draca Mor - Seneschal: Sæunn Hrafndóttir
We are having more regular fighter practices and members continue to stay busy with personal A&S projects. We held our yearly Demo at The Grand Junction Renaissance Faire, April 21 and 22, 2018, which was a success, we had fighter's join us from outlying areas and we did acquire some very interested new candidates.
We will be hosting and A&S weekend on May 19th and 20th, in Glenwood Springs, for our newcomers, and existing members, to work on armor, garb, etc.
We were able to acquire a bank account, which turned out to be quite the challenge. All banks now require all businesses and non-profits to have a Colorado State Certificate of Good Standing. After out Exchequer did a little research it was discovered that the SCA already has a Certificate of Good Standing in the State of Colorado.
Planning for STAG (Summer Tournament and Games) continues and a date has been set for August 25, 2018. This will be a Prize Tournament and will be held in Glenwood Springs.
Upcoming Events:
- Aug 23: STAG –Summer Tournament & Games

Dragonsspine - Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall
Upcoming Events:
- May 20: May Day
- June 8-10: Baronial Champions
- July 14: Pas d' Armes
- Aug 17: Archery Collegium
- Sep. 16: A Plesaunt Hunt
- Oct. 27: Dragonsspine A&S
- Nov. 3: Holiday Bazaar

Drygestan - Seneschal: Christine Bishop
Things are going steady here in Drygestan. We are holding regular A&S Classes and Fighter Practices. Many of us had fun helping out at the Albuquerque Renisance Festival. We are looking forward to Outlandish and plans for the Santa Fe Renisance Festival are coming along.

Fontaine dans Sable - Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas
April celebrated the 1 year mark of Their Excellencies Lingorm and Anna Katherine tenure as our Baron and Baroness of Fontaine dans Sable.
Medieval Muster has officially been moved to Wednesdays at Lord Bogdan's home to enable more members of the populace to attend. Muster will continue to be from 6-8pm. 
Fontaine's new website is up and running. The new site is fontaine.outlands.org There are resources for award recommendations and links to important SCA information from the BOD.
May A&S Night will be held on May 16th at Lord Bogdan's home at 6 pm. Lady Mel will be teaching period plants and herbs.
Upcoming Events:
- August 31 through September 3: Warders of the Western Gate

Hawk’s Hollow - Seneschal: Eric Morrison of Thistlekeep
Upcoming Events:
- August 4: St. Sebastians’s

Nahrun Kabirun - Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana
Upcoming Events:
- June 22-24: Clann Wars

Plattefordham - Seneschal: Zvir L'vov syn Gorin
The group is good as a whole. We are preparing for Northern Realms War, and Here there be Dragons.
Upcoming Events:
- June 19-24: Northern Realms war in Piedmont SD

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

Unser Hafen - Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson
Unser Hafen is chugging along, and we are getting ready to head outside for the summer. 
Our new loaner gear for the fencers has arrived. Our Knight Marshal is going through the heavy weapons loaner gear. New signs for the events have arrived and they look very nice. People will easily be able to find us.
Three members of our populace received their Award of Arms at Kingdom A&S. The new Kingdom A&S Champion is from Unser Hafen (as was the previous one). We have lots of fencers, and I think a new Archery Marshal. We have a volunteer for a new hospitaler. Brewers Feast was well received and the autocrats are already thinking of doing it again.
We are having an outdoor revel in the park to help welcome Summer. We will hold equestrian & Archery Champions at Condotierri, and Fencing along with the Heavy Champion along side Cear Galen's Champions in June.  
Our next official event will be over Labor Day, then in September we will have our annual Newcomers event

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Submitted by Gunwaldt
Deputy Kingdom Seneschal

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

Mission Statement

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

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

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SCA Statement of Core Values

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

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

value and respect the worth and dignity of all individuals;

practice inclusiveness and respect pluralism and diversity;

promote a safe and respectful environment for all SCA events;

act with transparency, fairness, integrity and honesty;

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

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

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

Commentary will be accepted until June 1, 2018.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Commentary will be accepted until June 1, 2018.

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Statement from the Board regarding Hate Speech and Hate Symbols:

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


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

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Good News March 2018

Words from our local seneschals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drygestan - Seneschal: Christine Bishop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Submitted by Gunwaldt
Deputy Kingdom Seneschal

From the Desk of Lady Saerlaith inghean Robeaird:

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

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

 

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


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


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


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

 

Good News February 2018

Words from our local seneschals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Submitted by Gunwaldt
Deputy Kingdom Seneschal

Duke Bela Kos VS Duke Walrick De Blakeney

 

VICTORY: Duke Bela Kos