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.
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.
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.
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.
On the field, August 9:
Konall Josephson – Iren Fyrd
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.
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 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
email@example.com or Sofya la Rus (Lisa Sofya Kies) on Facebook
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
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.