Masters of the Duel Court Summary, August 18, A.S. 53

In evening court:
Giacomo dalla Fattoria dello Stato – AoA
Devlin O’Sirideain – Torse
Finán mac Crimthainn – Stile Fyrd
Killian O’Connaill – Stile Hirth

Other court tidings:
4 newcomers received mugs.
Bataciqan-nu Ko’un Ashir received the travelling trophy for winning the Masters of the Duel tournament.
The Kingdom Webminister seeks a successor.
The Soup Kitchen heads seek a successor.

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

Pennsic Court Summaries, A.S. 53

On the field, August 9:
Konall Josephson – Iren Fyrd

In Calontir court, August 9:
Giulia Isabella da Venezia – Torse
Tigernán mac Flainn Uí Fáeláin – Golden Calon Swan
Kolfinna Halvgrimsdottir – Golden Calon Swan

Other court tidings:
1 newcomer received a mug.
The IVth company received thank you tokens.
Honorable Lord Vels inn Vigglaði received personal thanks from Her Majesty Belanna for being Land Agent.
It was announced that Lord Giovanni Loredan’s tenure as Webminister is coming to an end. Letters of intent are due Sept. 30.
Master Charles of Westermark and Mistress Margaret William of Westermark announced their intention to step down as heads of the Soup Kitchen.
The Calontir champions for Pennsic received thanks: Duke Bataciqan-nu Ko’un Ashir, Sir Mathieu Chartrain, Honorable Lord Gaius Flavius Auxilius, Lord Brian Robert MacDougall, Lord Charles Vaux.
The populace was reminded to get their muster pay after court.

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US

Playing with Fire at Horse and Falcons — Moved to Laurel Holler! (AKA The Bull Woods)

 

Due to changes after the flyer went to the Mews, the location for Playing with Fire at Horse and Falcons is not correct in the flyer:

Playing with Fire will be in Laurel Holler (AKA The Bull Woods), across from showers. See the map below.

The donation in, on both Saturday and Sunday, will be located just outside the Holler, and will run from Noon until the food runs out.

Mathurin Kerbusso, Pyrosteward

 

 

The Calontiri Wiki has Moved!

The Calontiri Wiki was started 4 years ago in order to:

  • Help to get to know our fellow Calontiri better – interests, skills, personas, put names to faces
  • Make it easier to submit well-informed award recommendations
  • Help bring distant parts of our Kingdom together
  • Let our various guilds and households make their own easily updated place on the web
  • Give Calontiri merchants another venue to spread their craft
  • Be a place to find the stories and songs that explain what it is to be Calontiri
  • And whatever else we want to do with it!

Since then, the wiki has grown to over 1200 files, including over 700 articles about citizens of Calontir!

Unfortunately, the wiki farm that was hosting the Calontiri Wiki is closing down.  Fortunately, Master Mathurin was kind enough to make room for it where he hosts the Falcon Banner.

So after a massive crash course in web development, hours of help from an old college buddy, and lots of help from fellow Calontiri wiki fans, the Calontiri Wiki has been migrated to it’s new home:

http://calontiri.info (note the “i” at the end of calontiri)

There’s still lots of polishing up to do, and not all the images migrated over so that’s where you can help.

If you had an article on calontiri.wikispaces.com, search for your article on calontiri.info and make sure it looks okay.  Search for your friends, too.  The old wiki will be up until the end of September for reference.

There is an article with Basic Instructions in the left toolbar to help.

If you want an account, let me know.  If you don’t have an article yet, and want one, let me know.

At your service,

Mistress Sofya la Rus, wiki witch

sofya@heraldshill.org or Sofya la Rus (Lisa Sofya Kies) on Facebook

Where do I find a good name?

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

A previous article covered the basic requirements for registerable names, but where do you find a good name?

It’s very helpful if you have already decided on a persona with a defined culture and time period.  In that case, you can look through on-line references for your culture at:

SCA College of Arms, Names Articles – http://heraldry.sca.org/names.html

Medieval Names Archive – https://www.s-gabriel.org/names/

 

If you don’t know what culture you want, there are a few options.

One, find a period version of your real name, a family name, or the name of someone else important to you.

Two, pick a name that was used in many different cultures.  A name like Elizabeth was popular all across medieval Europe (with variations) so you could use it for many different personas.

Third, explore the Database of Medieval Names or the Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources (DMNES).  These sources collect names from multiple cultures in one place, so you can see what sort of names you like.  Often, you’ll find that a certain culture has multiple names that appeal to you – a useful clue about what persona you might want to adopt.

Fourth, wander around events without a name until your friends give you one.  Such names are usually fun and descriptive and come with good stories, although they can be devilishly hard to document after the fact (unless your friends happen to be heralds).

Unfortunately, baby names books and websites usually do not have historical spellings, much less dates.  History textbooks and Wikipedia have dates, but often have modernized or anglicized the spelling of names.  For example, Charles I of Spain was actually called Carlos in Spanish.  A good book will explain in the Table of Contents how they dealt with “foreign” names.  If you’re not sure of the source, look for the name in one of the websites listed above to document it better.

Once you find a name you like, make sure to record where you found it, with the date.  You’ll want that for the paperwork when you want to register it.

Whatever your inspiration, the heralds of Calontir are ready to help. Find us on-line or bring your ideas to a consult table and show us what you’ve got!

Heraldic Helpers – http://falconbanner.gladiusinfractus.com/2017/09/09/heraldic-helpers/

Virtual Consult Table – http://falconbanner.gladiusinfractus.com/2017/10/07/calontir-virtual-consult-table/

 

At your service,

Sofya la Rus, Habicht Herald

Calontir Heraldic Education Deputy

habicht@calontir.org

Court Report for Feast of Eagles, July 28, 2018

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

Ms. Dorcas is on assignment to the Debatable Lands, so we are re-printing, in part, Lord Hugo van Harlo‘s report as posted on the Calonlist:


Lord Leon Oliver, an Award of Arms

Lady Astryd Gleðill, an Award of Arms

Lady Thorlein Knockenhauer, a Torse

Lord Bauduin de Wolf, an Award of Arms

The boon begged for His Lordship Dirik Von Rosswald to be invited to
the Order of Chivalry

Let it also been known that applications for the Kingdom
Webminister, a Great Officer of State, shall be accepted until
September 30th. Candidate interviews to be held at Crown Tournament,
and the new webminister announced at Vertigo.

Coronation Court Summaries, July 14, A.S. 53

Final business of Ashir and Ashland:
Arnsfast Rikkardsson – Chivalry
Fionna nic Alisdair – Augmentation of Arms
Issabell St. Charles – King’s Favor
Alessandra de Piro – King’s Favor
Ishmala bint Yuhannah – King’s Favor
Ívarr fótviss – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Chivalry
Marie du Puy – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Courtesy
Hálfgrímr hafreki – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction for Ideals of the Society

Other court tidings:
It was announced that Youth Combat has been promoted from “experimental” to fully sanctioned combat activity.
A scroll to honor Cian mac Cu’Roi and Tatiana Dieugarde for their time as Territorial Baronage in Coeur d’Ennui was presented.

First court of Xerxis and Belanna:
Sir Martus Aleskandrov is the new King’s Champion.
Sir Xandre is the new Queen’s Champion.

Evening court:
Master Ravasz Janos is the Queen’s Cut & Thrust Champion.
Salvatore of Forgotten Sea – AoA
Jorunna of the Lonely Tower – AoA
Wilhelm von Brandt – AoA
Ashland de Mumford – Duchy

Other court tidings:
The Barony of the Lonely Tower tithed to the kingdom.
3 newcomers received mugs.
HG Ashland de Mumford was named the new Lilies Exchequer
Honorable Lord Nikolai Kolpachnik Spiach’ev was created a Herald Extraordinary by the authority of Ms. Brigida von München, Gold Falcon Principal Herald.
Master Mikail Azadan Askoldovich received his Pelican scroll, due since the reign of Xerxis I and Belanna.
A boon was begged for Anna Plantyn to join the Order of the Laurel.

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

From Their Majesties and Their Highnesses – The Passing of Titus Scipio Germanicus, HRH Aethelmearc

Our Dearest Kingdom,

We come to you today with heavy hearts. We are sad to announce that His Highness Titus of Aethelmearc, passed away last night after doing what he loved.

We want to clear up any rumors that might be going around. Their Highnesses were attending Battlemoor when he became short of breathe after fighting. He was taken to the hospital where he was found to have a blood clot, and he did pass.

We are so happy for the time we got to spend with them both at Lilies and here at Battlemoor. We please ask that you respect Her Highness’ privacy at this very difficult time. We grieve with Our Royal Cousins and Our Kingdom and thank you all for your understanding of privacy.

-TRM Ashir & Ashland
-TRH Xerxis & BelAnna

The Anglo-Saxon Migration to Britain: an Archaeological Perspective

A paper titled “The Anglo-Saxon Migration to Britain:  an Archaeological Perspective” by Catherine Hills has been posted at Academia.edu

This paper was presented at the 9th Archaeological Conference of Central GermanyOctober 20–22, 2016 in Halle (Saale), “Migration and Integrationfrom Prehistory to the Middle Ages”

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