A Brief History of Triatia

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

Ed. Note:  HE Duncan Bruce of Logan has provided a couple of short historical articles. The following is an introduction to Triatia for those who may be unfamiliar with it.


For those of you too young to have been there, or too old to remember, here is a brief (and biased) history of Triatia.
Triatia consisted of the Barony of Forgotten Sea and the Shires of Carlsby and Crescent Moon. It was ruled over by the Lizard King Sir Otto. Since there weren’t enough fighting events to suit His Imperial Majesty, he declared war on Vatavia.
It was a wonderful event that included a Base Brawl game, where the batter had to hit a softball with a single sword, and then run the bases, killing the person guarding each base. Since the rules didn’t state that the person guarding abase had to stay there, His Lordship Tomeki (this shows you how long ago it was) ran from third base to help defend first. The umpire (Her Ladyship Eleanor Isabeau D’Autun ) said he couldn’t do that. An argument ensued, he kicked dirt on her boots, she ejected him from the game, and it ended with a bench clearing brawl. What a great time.
There was a second Triatian War, about which the details are much fuzzier in this reporter’s memory, except for the rock bowling, in which Sir Eringlen bowled a rock through the walls of someone’s modern nylon tent.
The third and final Triatian War was with Three Rivers, to claim the rights to all things Three. It was a cold and rainy day, that culminated with His Grace Shadan in a prom dress in a dunk tank. Oh, and His Majesty Rorik declared the war a tie and everyone should go home friends. The only other comment of note was Sir Lars wanting to take home the clay that was made by churning the straw in the battlefield into the mud created by the bridge battle to make pots.
I said it was brief, didn’t I?
— Logan —

Tournament of Horse and Falcon / Playing with Fire Court Summaries, September 2, A.S. 53

On the Equestrian field:
Chrystopher Wotjowicz – Eo Hirth

In evening court:
Scarlet Rose of Oakheart – Purple Jess
Oren Tokesson – Iren Fyrd
Æthelred the Well Read – Iren Hirth
Zofia Zygmuntówna – Queen’s Chalice
Dirik von Rosswald – Chivalry

Other Court tidings:
2 newcomers received mugs.

Küche mit Kachelofen, aus: Kuchenmaistrey, erstmals erschienen 1485 bei Peter Wagner. V

Cattle Raids Court Summary, August 25, A.S. 53

In evening court:
Markos of Macedon – AoA
Batilda Rabbitt – Golden Calon Swan
Kainen Brynjólfsson – Purple Feather
Matilda of Grimfells – AoA
Brady of Oakheart – Falcon’s Claw

During feast:
Caterine le jeune – Golden Calon Swan

Other court tidings:
The Barony of Mag Mor presented largess and a tithe to Their Majesties.
10 newcomers received mugs.
The Kingdom Social Media Deputy seeks a successor.
Letters of intent to be the Kingdom Webminister are due September 30, 2018.
Sir Xandre reported on the insurrection that was put down in Forgotten Sea.
The heads of the Soup Kitchen seek a successor.
The Kingdom Equestrian Officer seeks a successor.

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

In Memoriam: the Passing of Baroness Elwyn of Fountaingrove

Ed. Note:   Baroness Elwyn of Fountaingrove was the second Baroness of Forgotten Sea; from 1979 to 1983 with HE Morgan Griffith of York, and from 1983 to 1988 with HE Davro son of Davril son of Davin

The photos have been corrected from an earlier version of this post.

 

Unto the Their Royal Majesties Xersis and BelAnna, Imperator and Imperatrix of Noble Calontir, and to all Peers and Populace of this Land comes these words of remembrance from the pen of Master Mellitus of Rouncivale.

Let candles be lit and let Glimgloria sing “Non Nobis”. Let the bards and historians speak on the deeds of Baroness Elwyn of Fountaingrove.

Baroness Elwyn served Calontir from the earliest days when we were a region of the Middle Kingdom. It is said that she was instrumental in the early growth of Calontir.

Elwyn began her journey in the SCA in the Shire of the Fountains, which would be absorbed into the Shire of Forgotten Sea. Elwyn was awarded arms by King Moonwulf and Queen Zarina of the Middle Kingdom in May of AS XIII.

Elwyn served as Baroness of Forgotten Sea from April of AS XIV to May XXIII. She served with Baron Morgan of York and Baron Davro son of Davril, and under their leadership, Forgotten Sea grew and prospered. Elwyn was the third person invited into the Order of the Cross of Calontir by Warlord Humpk d’Bohunk (HG William Vatavia) in his last court at Calontir’s first Coronet Tourney. King HE Thorvald Anlafsson the Golden and HE Queen Branwyn Whiteraven honored her as a baroness of Their Court when her tenure was done. As Regional and then Principality Seneschal of Calontir, it was her efforts that coordinated our transition from Region to Principality.

Though she has rarely been seen at events in recent years, the work she did so long ago lives on in our Kingdom. Elwyn was known for her singing voice and her love of dance as well as the kindness and generosity she showed to all whom she came across. Many of those who joined the SCA in those early days benefited from her guidance and are now counted as Peers of the Realm. Calontir, honor well the memory of Baroness Elwyn of Fountaingrove for her legacy lives on in you.

 

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.