Fall Crown Tournament Court Summaries, 12-13 October, A.S. 54

On the field Saturday:
Proconsul Marius Lucian Fidelis and Mistress Tamar bat Avraham were invested as Prince and Princess of Calontir.

Saturday evening court:
Lillian de Champagne – AoA
Astryd gleðill – Golden Calon Swan
Æþelwyn æt Ulancumbe – AoA
Katherine von Heilige – Leather Mallet

Other court tidings:
15 newcomers received mugs.
The Barony of Forgotten Sea presented largess.
Honorable Lord Rashid ibn Ahmad al-Raʼis received the scroll for his Iren Hirth, which he was granted at Pennsic A.S. 54.

Sunday morning court:
Donngal Eriksson – Pelican

Other court tidings:
Honorable Lord Gerald Kendall and Mistress Alianora Jehannette des Amandiers will be invested as the new Baron and Baroness of Forgotten Sea at the Krist Kinder Market.

French miniature, 14th Century. Nature offers Machaut three of her children – Sense, Rhetoric, and Music. Public domain in the US

Nessica’s Missives: 12 October AS LIIII

Image from Huntington Library Ms HM 60, f°7, 15th C.

Letter from the Field
12 October Anno Societatus LIIII
Being 2019 of the Common Era

My Dear friend Kezia,

A most glorious day has arrived! The Falcon Crown is secure! The grand Crown Tournament in the Barony of Forgotten Sea succeeded. Their Most Royal Majesties, Anton and Yseult have found Heirs!

I all but floated through the day!

So many fair folk clothed in finest cloth, gleaming jewels, and thick furs. Flags and pennons fluttering in the brisk breeze. My eyes dazzled and my head spun to find myself in the company of Lords and Ladies and Dukes and Duchesses and Knights and Nobles and Royals! The Banners and bannermen filled the fields. The tents and shields and food and spears and drink and colors and smells and sounds. The cacophony filled every sense.

Ah! I tell you the day out of sequence.

The day broke quietly with the glitter of frost sparkling and our countyfolk emerging from tents bundled against the cold. I remain ever grateful for my wagon and the protection it provides me. Upon completing my toilette, I went to find Cristina just finishing her hair. She proves ever stalwart and braced herself against the chill with boot and cloak and glove. Ever glad I am for her companionship.

After we broke our fast, we approached the field to prepare for the day.

The populace began to gather, setting chair and table and shadefly, jostling for positions round the listfield for best viewing of the Tournament.

While Øyríkr prepared for the day Mistress Giraude and her good husband Gianlupo invited us to share their shadefly with friends and Their Excellencies Uldin and Sung. Sir Uldin fought in the Tournament as well. We found ourselves in such good company and readily agreed.

Cristina, ever caring for the needs of others, set a fine table of toothsome and elegant and exotic foods, to share with our companions and many others who gathered for the excitement of the day.

When the time came, all the fighters and their consorts organized to present themselves to Their Majesties. I found myself in the company of so many grand and noble inhabitants of our kingdom. I scarce believed my stars had so aligned. Each in turn presented themselves.

Five of our kinsmen and women walked behind us, carrying our flags and banners, Freya and Mor and Ivarr and Vashti and Cian all followed us onto the field. Such support and kindness they show for us. My heart verily swelled with the knowledge.

I walked on Øyríkr’s arm and knelt before the King, who handed me a rose. The Queen tied her favor onto Øyríkr’s shield arm before we bowed to Them and moved to join the other couples on the edge of the field.

When all the combatants and consorts had been thusly introduced, the Tournament began. I stood in awe! Such prowess! Such might! The sound of sword on shield, the sun glinting off helms, the cheers from the assembly. Each fighter in turn battling for the win!

At each of Øyríkr’s fights, I stood at field’s edge to incourage him on. Between each fight we cheered our companions with words of confidence, sharing food and drink and laughter. Her Ladyship Roise honored me by bringing me sustenance while catering to all in her purview.

The tournament continued from morning into the afternoon. Alas, poor Øyríkr! He fell to an injury! He fought well and long, alack, the stars in the heavens are not yet aligned for his kingship, though it shall come to pass when the Gods allow. Øyríkr perseveres in the knowledge he shall live to fight another day!

And fear not, my friend! Glorious news indeed, as I have mentioned! Sir Lucian won the day! Ere the afternoon grew overlong He and his consort Mistress Tamar were crowned Heirs of Calontir! Our kingdom is secure!

Not long thereafter, Øyríkr found his way to his wagon with the ever present assistance of his devoted lady, Freya, and his faithful kinsmen. They sought out warmer shelter and aid for his injury. With him away, I therefore loaded my wagon and also departed for my journey home.

Ever am I grateful for the knowledge of friendship and love from our kingdom and those I hold dear.
Many of our kinsfolk stayed for the evening festivities, to feast and sing long into the night.

I look forward to when next we meet. My head yet spins with the happenings of the day and I long to share them with you o’er our needlework.

As ever, I remain your friend,
Nesscia

Nessica’s Missives: 11 Oct AS LIIII

Image from Huntington Library Ms HM 60, f°7, 15th C.

Letter from the Field

11 October, Anno Societatus LIIII

Being 2019 of the Common Era

Dearest friend Bindi,

I realize it has been overlong since I set ink on parchment to bring you tidings of our fair Calontir. Methinks other missives reach you on occasion, another mayhaps will find welcoming eyes.

On this day I am adding the final packages on my wagon for a journey to the Lake of Smith. Our good King and Queen, being childless, are searching for an Heir.

They have summoned all Their greatest warriors of Calontir to fight in a grand Tournament! The winner and consort shall become the Heirs and crowned Prince and Princess by right of arms.

Lord Øyríkr, a mighty fighter, thought of me, and requested me to be his consort in the tournament!

I must say the honor is too great!

For when he bests the other great lords and ladies, I shall be Queen of Calontir. I faint at the thought.

His lady wife, and my lord husband,  have given their blessings, for they have no desire for the pomp and pagentry and responsibilities of the crown. Therefore, when he considered me, the way was clear for me to agree.

The northern winds blow, bringing such a chill to my very bones. Soon the snows will fill our lands, and we must needs prepare. How lucky are we to have such fine companions who endlessly prepare our estates for leaner times.

My servants and I have stitched new garb for Lord Øyríkr and myself. He bought a lovely linen and trim, though methinks with winter nigh upon us, verily, other garb of fine wool will soon be completed as well.

The wagon is nearly ready, I consider the chill journey south and our countryfolk in their tents during the time of the Tournament. Methinks there shall be more than fires for cooking burning throughout the nights.

Alas, word comes that the courier has entered my estate. I must needs seal this missive and deliver it unto his hands ere he departs. I know not when the next courier passes. Hold us in your prayers that the new Heirs are good and kind and will do right in these lands.

Though you now live in the northernmost reaches of the Kingdom of the West, your friends here hold you dearly in their hearts. Your lovely countenance is sorely missed.

As ever, your friend,

Nesscia

Autumn Arrows court summary, October 5, A.S. 54

This reporter did not attend the event. This summary is based on notes provided by HL Ayisha bint Asad. My thanks to her. I apologize in advance for any missing awards and/or misspelled names, and will gratefully accept corrections to this report. Please contact me at DorcasWhitecap (at) gmail (dot) com

In evening court:
Martin of Calanais Nuadh – AoA
Lucia of Three Rivers – Torse
Yngvarr Bjarnakarl – Boga Fyrd

Other court tidings:
HL Janos Katona invited the archers to come shoot at Crown Tournament next weekend.
Newcomer mugs were handed out.
The winners of the archery shoot and thrown weapons were announced:
Thrown Weapons:
Huscarl – Daniel Martel
Fyrd – Asher de Lokwode
Unranked – Thrace of Calanais Nuadh

Archery:
Huscarl – Daniel Martel
Fyrd – Asher de Lokwode
Unranked – Kolr (visitor from out of kingdom)

Branch championship winner: Asher de Lokwode

Archery practice at earthen butts, c1325. The center markers are small wreaths. Detail from the Geoffrey Luttrell psalter. Public Domain in the United States

Pennsic Family Activities Seeking Volunteers


Greetings from the Pennsic 49 Family Activities Coordinator!

I know that it feels like Pennsic just happened, but next years’ staff is already hard at work preparing for Pennsic 49.
Family Activities cannot run without the help of many hands, and we are looking for volunteers for several of our coordinator positions, as well as folks who think they might like to shadow those jobs to possibly do it in a few years. We’d love to prevent burnout by having many folks trained on jobs.

Please fill out the linked form or email me at fpoint@pennsicwar.org if you are interested in any or more than one of these jobs. For jobs requiring an SCA background check, there is plenty of time to get one, and I’ll be happy to walk you through the process.

Thanks!

Mistress Leonete D’Angely, Family Point Coordinator


Interest Link: https://forms.gle/BZATFzFn6C3hGVWK6

Jobs that are open or looking for a shadow/deputy
(** Requires SCA Background Check)

  • Deputy Family Point Coordinator**
    Approximately 2 hours a week Jan-Mar, 3 hrs a week Apr-July, on call during Pennsic, early arrival to help set     up optional
  • Youth U Coordinator**
    Approximately 2 hours a week Jan-Mar, 3 hrs a week Apr-July, on call during Pennsic
  • Teen U Coordinator**
    Approximately 2 hours a week Jan-Mar, 3 hrs a week Apr-July, on call during Pennsic
  • Evening Activities Coordinator**
    Approximately 2 hours a week Jan-Mar, 3 hrs a week Apr-July, on call during Pennsic
  • Background Checked Daily Coordinator**
    On call 1 or more days at Pennsic
  • Toddler Activities/Parent Group Coordinator
    Approximately 1 hour a week Jan-Mar, 2 hrs a week Apr-July, on call during Pennsic
  • Garb Swap Organizer
    Approximately 1 hour setup/takedown, check-in daily or every other day to tidy up area
  • Background Checked Supervisors**
    3-6 hour shifts during Pennsic

Ladies of the Rose, Consorts and Guests Cordially Invited to a Stile Pas d’Armes

A great Stile Pas d’Armes has been declared for the afternoon of October the Twelfth, following the Tournament to find the Heirs of Calontir.

All Ladies of the Rose as well as Consorts of the Contestants from the day and all they invite to join them, are cordially invited to join a great Gallery to witness and judge the acts of puissance, honor, chivalry and courtesy performed at said Pas.

Their Royal Majesties will present a worthy gift, a buckler made by Master Ravasz Janos, shown below.  Other prizes will be made available for the Gallery’s gift, and in addition the members of the Gallery are encouraged to offer praise and favor to those who they find worthy.

Please join us for a pleasant afternoon of guts and gore…er, um…sport, in honor of Crown, Heirs, Kingdom and the Art of Steel!

Master Mathurin Kerbusso

 

 

Gryphon’s Fest court summary, September 28, A.S. 54

This reporter did not attend the event. This report is based on notes retrieved from the Boke of Faces by HL Ysabel de la Oya and notes provided by Lord Jon Chesey, White Hawk Herald. My thanks to them. I apologize in advance for any missing awards and/or misspelled names, and will gratefully accept corrections to this report. Please contact me at DorcasWhitecap (at) gmail (dot) com

In evening court:
Violette of Three Rivers – AoA
Iris of Three Rivers – AoA
Amba Allrasystir – Leather Mallet
Lisette of Three Rivers – AoA
Miranda Augasdottir – Queen’s Chalice
Auga Ormstunga – Golden Calon Swan
Mjǫll Úlfarsdóttir – Leather Mallet
Faustus Cantilius Lupus – Torse
Margaret Bruce – Court Baronage
Rochwen Morwena – Laurel

Other court tidings:
A boon was begged for Dammo Utwiler to join the Order of the Pelican

Martin Schongauer, The griffin, 1485. Public domain in the US

Kris Kinder Market 2019

Website:  https://sites.google.com/site/kriskindermarket/

When:  December 14, 2019

Where:  Calvary Lutheran School, 12411 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64145

Map Link:  http://goo.gl/maps/DKu8i

Registration Fees:
Adult Event Registration: $15
Adult Member Discount Registration: $10
Ages 17 and under free

Make Checks Payable to SCA, Inc. – Barony of Forgotten Sea

Inn:  The Calvary Lutheran School plans to hold an inn for lunch. Funds raised will support the
school’s organizations.

This is a dry site.

Please send any questions to the event stewards.

Event Steward:
Mistress Aidan Cocrinn
(MKA: Holly Cochran)
6737 N. Garfield Ave.
Gladstone, MO 64118
kk_eventsteward@bfs-kc.org
TEXT to 913-731-7280

Merchant Coordinator:
Baroness Ayisha bint Asad
(Alyssa Crawford)
5540 Goodman St.
Merriam, KS 66202
913-782-3382
kk_merchantcoordinator@bfs-org

Meeting Schedule Coordinator:
Lady Ælin Kausi
(MKA: Alicia Glessner
Rosebrough)
meetingcoordinator@bfs-kc.org

 

 

 

 

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