Queen’s Prize Tournament court summaries, September 16, A.S. 52

Morning court:
Astriðr Birnudóttir – Torse
Dewi ap Gruffydd – AoA
Vǫlu-Dýrfinna Grímsdóttir – Golden Calon Swan
Felicia Maria Stanborough – Golden Calon Swan

Evening court:
Sean Angus MacDuinnchinn – Silver Hammer
Wolf – Queen’s Chalice
Gianna Viviani – Golden Calon Swan
Thorlein Knochenhauer – AoA
OddnæfR knarrarbringa – AoA
Ameline de Coity – Golden Calon Swan
Bragi Oddsson – Leather Mallet
Judith Champcenest – Golden Calon Swan
Batilda – AoA
Zarah bat Chesed – Golden Calon Swan
Maria Arosa de Santa Olalla – Calon Lily

Other court tidings:
Hugo van Harlo won the Judges’ Choice Award.
Konrad von Roth gave a gift of stained glass to Their Majesties.
8 newcomers received mugs.
Ameline de Coity presented a blank border scroll for Their Majesties’ use.
A boon was begged for Giraude Benet to join the Order of the Laurel.
Her Majesty awarded the Queen’s Prize (youth) to Sherbert Herrickson.
Her Majesty awarded the Queen’s Prize (adult) to Ysabel de la Oya.

Detail from the Hunterian Psalter, Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 229 (U.3.2) circa 1170. Public domain in the US

Detail from the Hunterian Psalter, Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 229 (U.3.2) circa 1170. Public domain in the US

King’s Companie of Archers Court summary, September 9, A.S. 52

In evening court:
Hirakawa Kagetora – Golden Calon Swan
Janos Katona – Boga Hirth
Shane Bax – Leather Mallet
Konrad von Roth – Boga Fyrd
Halldór Skaptason – Boga Fyrd

Other court tidings:
1 newcomer received a mug.
Donnchadh Beag mac Griogair, who was made Iren Fera at Pennsic, was given his medallion.
The Canton of Aston Tor presented 9 quivers suitable for youth archers.
A boon was begged for Lillian Bowyer to join the Order of the Laurel.

Winners in various categories:
Valdríkr inn Danski – novice crossbow
Ashland de Mumford – novice longbow
Franz Johann Gottskrieger – novice recurve
Michael de Lundie – Fyrd crossbow
Caius Rectus Xerxis – Fyrd longbow
Asher of Loch Bheathrach – Fyrd recurve
Rolf Hobart – Hirth crossbow
Daniel Martel – Hirth longbow
Dietrich Eisenhart – Hirth recurve
Barony of the Lonely Tower – team winner

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

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

Heraldic Helpers

This is the first of a series of educational articles about heraldry in Calontir.

There are two main types of heralds in the SCA:  voice heralds and book heralds.

The voice heralds came first, historically.  In the SCA, they make announcements at tournaments and events (hence the name, herald) and run court and other ceremonies.  Sign heralds are included in the tradition of the voice heralds, since they convey messages also.

Book heralds help people pick names and design coats of arms.  Originally, heralds got into the business of names and armory just to keep track of the people they were announcing.  That evolved into a role in designing coats of arms for new noble families.  And in the SCA, heralds got involved in researching and registering names since you need a name in order to file armory registrations.

Most local groups in Calontir have a herald among the local officers.  Local heraldic officers have varying levels of expertise, from rank novice to grizzled expert, but they will be able to find someone to help you, if your problem is beyond their resources.

Since not everyone has a local herald easily available, Calontir has a system of regional heralds to cover any gaps.  You can contact your regional herald at any time for assistance on heraldic issues.

  • Northeast: Axed Root, Coeur d’Ennui, Deodar, Flinthyll, Heraldshill and Shadowdale. kite@calontir.org
  • Northwest: Carlsby, Crescent Moon, Lonely Tower, Lost Moor and Mag Mor sparrowhawk@calontir.org
  • Central: Amlethsmore, Aston Tor, Bellewode, Cúm an Iolair, Forgotten Sea and Loch Bheathrach. harrier@calontir.org
  • Southeast: Calanais Nuadh, Oakheart, Standing Stones, Three Rivers and Wyvern Cliffe. buteo@calontir.org
  • Southwest: Bois d’Arc, Crystal Mynes, Grimfells, Spinning Winds, Theobald, Vatavia and Westumbria. gerfalcon@calontir.org

Calontir also has a strong contingent of active heralds-at-large who are ready to help.  You can find them and other heralds at the heraldic consult table at many of our events – including Lilies War.

You can also find us online:

At your service,

Sofya la Rus, Habicht Herald
Calontir Heraldic Education Deputy
habicht@calontir.org

Research Papers for Playing With Fire

Playing with fire graphicOne of the competitions at Playing With Fire will be for research papers “directly related to food (recipes, techniques, etc.)”

I know that everyone is busy thinking about Queen’s Prize Tournament; well, you can certainly enter your QPT entry at Playing With Fire as well!

I will be traveling the first two weeks of September, but send your entries by email to rex.deaver@gmail.com by September 16th, and include “Playing With Fire” in the subject line.

A&S Competitions – Playing With Fire: A Medieval Outdoor Cooking Workshop

Baronial Arts and Science Competition

Disaster Relief for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Detail from the Hunterian Psalter, Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 229 (U.3.2) circa 1170. Public domain in the US

Detail from the Hunterian Psalter, Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 229 (U.3.2) circa 1170. Public domain in the US

The Disaster Relief Coordinator for the Kingdom of Ansteorra has provided the following information regarding donations to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey.


Greetings from Ansteorra!

As everyone knows, we have been visited by Hurricane Harvey. It has ravaged our coastline and many of our Baronies and Shires in that group have taken over 20” of rain with more on the way. Many people have evacuated, and some are still in the process of being evacuated. It will be some time before we know the full extent of the damage Harvey has left.

At this point, we are going to limit donations to gift cards, cash, and PayPal donations. Once people have returned to their homes and begun to assess the damage, we will begin to start a list (physical and Amazon wish-type) of “stuff” that needs to be replaced, but we will only do that once the rain has stopped, Harvey has left, and they have a place to put it.

The only monies in the PayPal account are relief funds. Any cash received will be added to the PayPal account for accounting/accountability purposes. It is not an SCA-affiliated account, nor are the donations tax deductible. All monies need to be given by individuals to help those who want to help those affected. All donations will be used to help the affected, and any excess money (after the tornado, we split all monies equitably, and I foresee this being the same situation with no excess) will be given equally to Red Cross, Salvation Army, TX Food Bank, and the Humane Society.

We could also use gift cards to help fill immediate needs and help with clean-up. The best gift cards are Generic Visa/MC, Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, HEB, PetCo, and other big box stores.

Donations can be sent to the PayPal address AnsteorraTwister@gmail.com.

Mail (and gift card) donations can be sent to me:
Brandy Merrell
629 Unbridled Lane
Keller, TX 76248

I will send them on to where they will be most helpful.

Anyone can feel free to contact me for more information or clarification: Brandy.Merrell@gmail.com.

In Service,
Lady Marion inghean ui Ruanadha
DRC Ansteorra

Aid for Ansteorran victims of Hurricane Harvey

The Disaster Relief Coordinator for the Kingdom of Ansteorra has provided the following information regarding donations to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey. Greetings from Ansteorra! As everyone knows, we have been visited by Hurricane Harvey. It has ravaged our coastline and many of our Baronies and Shires in that group have taken over 20″ of…

Cattle Raids Court summaries, August 26, A.S. 52

Courts on the field (if I missed an award, please let me know):
Erik Tokesson – Iren Fyrd
Seamus Yanger – Iren Hirth
Augustin le Blinde – Iren Hirth
A boon was begged for Daniel Steelbender to join the order of Chivalry.
Alessandra de Piro – Eo Fyrd
Catrijn vanden Westhende – Eo Fyrd

In evening court:
Aveline – AoA
Konall Josephsson – AoA
Meredith MacLachlan – Purple Jess
Gawayne ap Tristam – Silver Hammer
Saito Takauji – Calon Cross
Marie le Faivre – Calon Cross
Ashland de Mumford – Golden Calon Swan
Gunter of Mag Mor – AoA
Lasair Elen nic Tallier – Calon Lily
Maren Þorskapitr – Chivalry

Other court tidings:
The Barony of Mag Mor presented largess and a tithe.
Duke Bataciqan-nu Ko’un Ashir received his County scroll, due since the reign of Anton II and Isabeau.
10 newcomers received mugs.
A boon was begged for Bjarm Rorikson to join the order of Chivalry.
Duchess Ariel of Glastonbury Tor swore fealty as Thegn.
The Shire of Cum An Iolair presented largess.
The Red Hat Ladies presented largess.
A boon was begged for David ben Benjamin (Dov) to join the order of the Laurel.

Codex Manesse, UB Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 848, fol. 17r, "Herzog von Anhalt", 1305-1315. Public Domain in the United States

Codex Manesse, UB Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 848, fol. 17r, “Herzog von Anhalt”, 1305-1315. Public Domain in the United States

Court summary from St. Augustine’s Faire, August 19, A.S. 52

In evening court:
Elizabeth of Axed Root – AoA
Rébeca la Chienne – Silver Hammer
Thórir mac Thore – AoA
Avelyn Carbery – Aoa and Boga Fyrd
Gobbán Mac Roibeáird – Boga Fyrd
Zina Pevtsova – Queen’s Chalice and Falcon’s Claw
Nutmeg of Flynthill – Falcon’s Claw

Other court tidings:
Ms. Thora was officially claimed by Their Royal Majesties Calontir.
Some populace members swore fealty.
4 newcomers received mugs.
Rébeca la Chienne presented a gift of 4 1/2 yards of handwoven fabric to His Majesty.
A boon was begged for Brigida von München to join the Order of the Pelican.

Painting of the League of the Holy Court, circa 1375. Public domain in the US

Painting of the League of the Holy Court, circa 1375. Public domain in the US