Lilies War Committee Chair; Call for Applicants

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

The search for the next Lilies War Committee Chair has begun.

Responsibilities include:

–          Facilitating regular meetings of the Lilies War Committee.

–          Calling for and reviewing bids for Lilies War.

–          Advising Event Stewards, as needed, on any Lilies War related issues.

–          Arrange for and sign contracts, as needed, for Lilies War infrastructure.

–          Handle any “off season” questions regarding Lilies War.

–          Other items as need and requested by the Crown.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at LiliesChair@calontir.org

Letter of interest are due by December 15, 2016. Please send letters to Their Majesties (Falcon-Crown@calontir.org), Their Highnesses (Falcon-Heirs@calontir.org) , the Kingdom Seneschal (Seneschal@calontir.org) and The Committee Chair (LiliesChair@calontir.org). The choice will be made shortly thereafter to allow time for training.  The new Chair will take over after the next Lilies War, June 2019.

In Service,

Mistress Rebecca Beaumont,

Lilies War Committee Chair

Games! Chicanery! History!

Alfonso X “El Sabio” and his Court, 13th Century. Public domain in the US.

Unto the populace of Calontir, on behalf of Their Highnesses, I, Count Marius Lucian Fidelis, send word.

At the Coronation feast to be held III days before the Ides of Janus (January 12, 2019) there will be a game of wit and memory.

Some might call the ability to remember places and dates Trivial! I say having a strong grasp of history prepares us for the future.

Form your teams, purchase your feast tickets. And while we feast we will test our knowledge of the history, both mundane and societal.

The game will consist of 2 rounds of 10 questions, for best advantage build your teams with a broad range of mundane and society knowledge.

The ability to pre-purchase feast tickets is forthcoming. In the mean time, assemble your teams and be prepared to purchase tickets at gate.

Long live the King!

 

RUSH Provost Position Opening

Copyist-illuminator. Mid-15th Century. Public domain in the US

The Calontir Royal University of Scir Havoc (RUSH) is seeking a new Provost to serve on the RUSH board. The Provost serves as the administrative assistant to the RUSH chancellor.

The RUSH provost writes and distributes the minutes for the RUSH board meetings. Volunteers for this position should plan to be present at all scheduled meetings. Minutes should be sent to all board members and posted to the RUSH Board Facebook group within one week of the meeting.
The RUSH provost is also in charge of providing a quarterly update to the populace on RUSH activities. The new provost should be prepared to create a template for a short newsletter. The newsletter should include upcoming RUSH events and graduation dates, a summary of the past quarter’s RUSH events and a list of graduates, and RUSH policy updates.

Interested individuals should contact myself at rush@calontir.org to apply or with questions.

Happy Learning!
Duchess Aislinn
RUSH Chancellor

Agincourt from the French Side

 

We often think of the Battle of Agincourt from the English perspective; Henry V’s St. Crispins Day speech is just one of the mental images that Shakespeare indelibly etched on the history of that event, for better or worse.

By contrast, THL Lorraine Devereaux provides us with a collection of observations by a knight who was there — the French knight, Jehan de Wavrin. (The excerpts are from the book Eyewitness to History, by John Carey)

 

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We have been having some difficulty with emails going out to our subscribers. This post is partly a test to see if the problem is resolved.

But, we have been manually sending out email notices, and your email program may have flagged them as suspicious since the sending address and sender do not match. If you get one of these, you should be safe to open it and follow the link.

Finally, there have been several posts that were not sent out to subscribers. If you have not received any posts since Crucible court report, please go to the website and see any that you might have missed.

Sorry for the confusion.

Mathurin, Editor-In-Chief

Calontir to Adopt Shafted Combat Archery

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

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The Kingdom Earl Marshall Halvgrimr riddari announced at this past Crown Tournament that Calontir will be adopting the Society standards for shafted combat archery, with possibly a few variations.

Halvgrimr admonished all marshalls to familiarize themselves with the Society standards as they take immediate force in Calontir Combat Archery.

Halgrimr also acknowledged the dedication and work of THL John Bowyer in accomplishing this goal.

Donngal and Catalina are the New Princess and Princess

Bavarian engraving of a medieval tournament from the 1400s. Public domain in the US

His Grace Sir Donngal Erikson and Her Excellency Countess Catalina de Arazuri are the newest Heirs to the Crown of Calontir.

Their Majesties had declared each bout for the tournament would be best two out of three, with all byes also being fought tow out of three.

His Grace defeated His Excellency Sir Uldin of Ravenscroft in an expanded finals format; best of three in sword and shield, best of three in great sword/two handed, and best of three in spear if needed. Donngal won the sword and shield round 2-0, and the great sword round 2-1.

Many thanks to Meisterin Brigida von München for her play-by-play on the Book of Faces.

Falcon Banner Publication to Google+ Ending

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

Due to the announcement today that Google+ will be shut down in 2019, and the lax security and failure to report that led to the announcement, The Falcon Banner is terminating all future reposts to Google+ and terminating its account there.

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