REQUEST FOR COMMENTARY – Proposed Corpora Change – Corpora IV.E.

Men harvesting wheat, Queen Mary’s Psalter, circa 1310. Public domain in the US

Currently open for commentary is a proposal for a change to Corpora IV.E. Reason for suggested change is to clarify confusing language. Corpora currently reads:

ROYALTY, E. Limitations:
3.  Royalty may delegate:
a. the decision-making powers on legislation, distribution of armigerous awards and orders, or banishment, or
b. signature authority for warrants and rosters to territorial princes and princesses within their Kingdom.
Royalty may not delegate these powers or authorities to anyone else.

The proposed change reads as follows:

ROYALTY, E. Limitations
3. The Crown may delegate the following authority to those territorial princes and princesses within their Kingdom and may not delegate these powers or authorities to anyone else:
a. decision making powers on legislation of principality law with the approval of the Crown.
b. distribution of armigerous award and orders with prior approval of the Crown: the  distribution of armigerous awards and orders may also be granted to Landed Barons and Baronesses with the approval of the Crown.
c. banishment within the principality with prior approval of the Crown.
d. signature authority for warrants and rosters with prior approval of the Crown.

All members are encouraged forward their opinions for consideration. Comments may be mailed to:  Comments / Corpora IV.E.
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

Comments may also be emailed to Please use “Corpora IV.E.” in the subject line. Commentary will be accepted until January 15, 2017.

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

You may also email

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Vertigo Court Summaries, October 21, A.S. 52

Afternoon court:
David ben Benjamin (Dov) – Laurel

Evening court:
Victoria of Standing Stones – AoA
Æsa Jarnauga – Leather Mallet
Vilhelm Lich – Pelican
Ulfvaldr Folkmarsson – Torse
Beatrix Bogenschutz – Golden Calon Swan
Johannes Gast – AoA
Kennocht Armstrang – AoA
Ray ap Dewi – Iren Fera
Tola Rufusdóhtor – Cross of Calontir
Sóma Tyrvadóttir – AoA
Kristine nic Tallieur – Laurel

Other court tidings:
5 newcomers received mugs.
Representatives of the Midrealm Crown presented gifts to Their Majesties.

Man weaving on a loom, circa 1425. Public domain in the US

Crown Tournament Court Summaries, October 15, A.S. 52

On the field:
Duke Bataciqan-nu Ko’un Ashir and Countess Ashland de Mumford were invested as Prince and Princess of Calontir.

Evening court:
Heather of Lonely Tower – Queen’s Chalice
Konstantia Kaloethina – Court Baronage
Finán mac Crimthainn – Leather Mallet
Phillip Zachariahson – AoA
Anne von Hausberg – AoA
Aesileif Jotunsdottir – Torse
Tanya of Axed Root – AoA
Zaneta Baseggio – Cross of Calontir

Other court tidings:
The Shire of Deodar presented largess to the Crown.
3 newcomers received mugs.
Sir Killian O’Connaill & Ms Rebecca Beaumont won the A&S competition.
HE Giulia Isabella da Venezia was given leave to step down as Baroness of The Lonely Tower.

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

The Battle of Hastings

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On this day the Battle of Hastings was fought.

The battle lasted all day, unusual for this time, and both sides had approximately 7000 men.  Most scholars agree that, if Harold had waited a few days while more of the fyrd and nobles gathered to his banner, he would have had a much better chance of defeating William.

The outcome changed English history, but even more it changed the English language. It marks the effective end of the Old English period, and the beginning of the Middle English period.

You can view the entire Bayeaux Tapestry here ( you will need to enlarge it in most browsers )


Historical Body Mechanics of Walking

This is a very interesting video on Medieval body mechanics, particularly how the prevalence of turn shoes before about 1500 means people walked very differently than we do today.  The speaker relates this to historical images, including the I.33 fencing manual.

Calontir Virtual Consult Table

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

Calontir has a fairly robust cadre of local heralds and a strong contingent of heralds-at-large who are ready to help with researching and registering names and devices.

But we recognize that sometimes you just can’t get to the consult table at an event with all the other great things going on.  And it can be a challenge to pigeon-hole your local herald at a meeting long enough to hammer out some good ideas.

So, we are offering a brand new service – the Calontir Virtual Consult Table.

The Virtual Consult Table is a place where Calontiri with questions about heraldry can request a herald to work with them on-line to research a name, design a device, and get through the submission paperwork.

If you would like to use the Calontir Virtual Consult Table, go to the Virtual Consult Request Form.

You should receive an email from your assigned consulting herald within two weeks.

After your consultation, please let us know how we did and if you have suggestions for improvement with the Virtual Consult Feedback Form.

Heralds who are interested in helping with Virtual Consults do not have to be “senior” heralds or even “experienced” heralds. You just have to have to be service-oriented, familiar with the key resources (especially SENA and the Calontir Heralds Handbook) and able to ask other heralds for help when you find yourself with a question you can’t answer. And, of course, you need to have reliable email service.  Virtual Consult Volunteer Form.

When you finish a Virtual Consult, please report back so the Herald-in-Charge knows you’re ready for a new client:  Virtual Consult Heralds Report Form.

The Calontir Virtual Consult Table is in beta testing at the moment, but if all goes well, it will find a permanent home on the Calontir Heralds website.  For now, you can find it here:

Please try it out!