Calontir Moves to Phase III of Cut & Thrust Melee Experiment

Detail of fol. 5r from Royal Armouries Ms. I.33, circa 1300. Public domain in the US

Detail of fol. 5r from Royal Armouries Ms. I.33, circa 1300. Public domain in the US

It was announced by His Excellency Donald Macdonald that Calontir has been approved to move to Phase III of the Cut & Thrust Melee Experiment.  Calontir’s participation and reporting was complimented as exemplary, and cited as a deciding reason for the approval to proceed ahead of the other participating kingdoms, according to His Excellency.

Phase III adds two-handed weapons to the allowed weapon systems.

Calontiri on the Camino de Santiago

Pilgrim on the Way of St. James (Jakobsweg), 1568. Public domain in the United States.

Pilgrim on the Way of St. James (Jakobsweg), 1568. Public domain in the United States.

Those Calontiri not on Facebook may not be aware, but our very own Malachi von Uri, Ariel of Glastonbury Tor, and Fernando Rodriguez de Falcon began walking the Way of St. James this June. With a few health and sanity breaks, Count Fernando and Duchess Ariel are still on the Camino more than 20 days later.

Master Malachi had to return early.

For those with access to Facebook, you can follow their exploits on their Facebook feeds.

https://www.facebook.com/fernando.defalcon

https://www.facebook.com/donna.vennera

As of this writing, they are in León

 

Inset from map of Mr Manfred Zentgraf, Volkach, Germany CC BY-SA 3.0

Inset from map of Mr Manfred Zentgraf, Volkach, Germany CC BY-SA 3.0

 

Lillies T-shirt Wall Art at Kris Kinder

Gathered from Facebook, from Nakos:

 


 

Six Lilies t-shirts have been turned into wall art, and will be up for auction at the Tailors Tent table.  The t-shirts are from Lilies 19-23 & 25.

Has you favorite shirt fallen apart? Or did you miss getting one from that year? Here is a chance to get one that will hang on your wall and never need washed!

Funds from the Tailors Tent auction will go to purchasing materials to make garb for TRMs during Lilies.

 

Two of the t-shirts/wall art available

Two of the t-shirts/wall art available

July 2016 LOAR Results

Greetings to All,

The Armorial has been update to reflect the items in this LOAR.

In Service,

Gunnar Thorisson

Vert Hawk Herald

CALONTIR
* Æþelwyn æt Grenawice. Name.
Submitted as Æþelwynne æt Grenawic, the given name Æþelwynne is an inflected form, not the nominative (base) form required for a given name. Therefore, we have changed it to Æþelwyn.

The place name Grenawic is required by Old English grammar to be in the dative case. Therefore, we have changed it to Grenawice to register this name.

* Aldred Ketcham. Badge. (Fieldless) Issuant from a tower vert, in chief a demi-sword inverted argent.

* Alienor Walcott. Device. Argent fretty azure, a linden leaf and on a chief vert an arrow argent.
Please advise the submitter to draw the arrow with a thicker shaft.

* Angelus Vulpis. Name and device. Sable, a winged fox sejant affronty and on a chief argent a rose azure between two roses gules.
Nice name from 13th century Pisa!

* Asgeirr Hrafnhauss. Name and device. Argent, a sinister clenched gauntlet bendwise aversant sustaining a double-bitted axe bendwise sinister azure, on a chief sable a skull argent.

* Hildibrandr Tjúguskegg. Name and device. Per pale vert and sable, two dragons addorsed, a chief Or.

* Holta-Fj{o,}rleif. Name.

* Hugo Smith. Name and device. Sable, a sea-stag argent attired, collared and chained, maintaining a mallet Or.
This exact name is found in English parish records from 1588 in the FamilySearch Historical Records, making this an excellent 16th century English name!

* Justinian of Tanet. Name.
Justinian is the name of a 6th century Welsh saint.
* Lucrezia Contarini. Device. Per pale argent and sable, two dogs sejant erect respectant forepaws conjoined counterchanged, on a chief azure three leaves bendwise sinister inverted Or.

* Morgan Stone. Name and device. Sable, a chevron purpure fimbriated surmounted by a griffin, in dexter chief a cinquefoil argent.
Morgan was documented as a Welsh name in the Letter of Intent. It is also a late period English given name dated to 1576 and 1597 in the FamilySearch Historical Records. Therefore, this name can be considered wholly English.

Nice 16th century English or Anglo-Welsh name!

There is a step from period practice for the use of a charge overall with a fimbriated ordinary.

*Morwenna de Merbotyl. Name. Morwenna is the name of a Cornish saint, venerated through much of our period.

*Thaddeus Ellenbach. Device. Lozengy azure and argent, a lion contourny maintaining a sword Or, a bordure sable

NO RETURNS

 

The Bavarian Herald Jörg Rügen around 1510. Public Domain in the US

The Bavarian Herald Jörg Rügen around 1510. Public Domain in the US

Inside Blakemere: Notes from the Yearly Accounts of a Late Medieval Household

The East Kingdom Gazette recently published a research paper titled Inside Blakemere: Notes from the Yearly Accounts of a Late Medieval Household by Mistress Aildreda de Tamworthe, of the Barony of Carolingiabased on her study of the management of medieval households in England.

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/2015/08/04/as-research-paper-2-inside-blakemere-notes-from-the-yearly-accounts-of-a-late-medieval-household/

Office of the Chirugeonate Closing

From the SCA Announcements email list:


The decision has been made to close the Office of the Chirurgeonate as of August 10th, 2015. The board and corporate officers want to extend their gratitude for ALL who have served our organization in this capacity in the past. To those who have provided feedback, questions, and worked to explore options for scopes of the office that would allow our organization to retain the office and maintain insurance coverage for the officers and our organization, many thanks as well.

To clarify some of the concerns that have been raised during the many discussions of this change, the board and corporate officers want to provide the following information:

The Society Seneschal has been directed to remove references to the Chirurgeonate from the Record Retention Policy. Existing records should be retained for 2 years for adults, 21 years for minors, then shredded to ensure any Personally Identifying Information is destroyed.

Local groups should sort records into Adult, Minor and Destroy categories and ship (paid for by the local group) records to the corporate office. The corporate office will retain records and handle the shredding.

Each Kingdom has thirty business days to transport these records to the corporate office.

Event Coordinators/Stewards/Autocrats are still responsible for arranging for EMS on site if that is required by municipal/county/state requirements. This most often will apply to large events projecting an attendance greater than the threshold set by the applicable modern agency. It is recommended to include information regarding distance from site to medical care in event announcements, particularly for camping events.

The marshallate will still be responsible for reporting injuries on the field. Seneschals will still be responsible for reporting injuries (particularly requiring transport) as currently directed.

Tangible assets owned by SCA branches that are specific to the Office of the Chirurgeon may be retained or donated or sold, in accordance with applicable financial policies.

Over the counter medications may not be purchased by SCA branches to distribute or make available to event attendees.

The badge of the fleam will remain available for those individual volunteers (not affiliated with the SCA, Inc. and its Kingdoms and local groups) willing to provide basic first aid.
Should additional questions or concerns regarding this change arise, please direct them to the SCA President, at president@sca.org

Our thanks again, to all the volunteers that have helped keep our organization going for 50 years!

Leslie Vaughn
President, SCA, Inc
A.J. Pongratz
Vice President of Operations, SCA, Inc.