Proposed Corpora Change for Fourth Peerage, and Call for Comments

The deadline for comments for the following is January 15, 2015.
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At the July 2013 Board Meeting, the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) proposed that the Board of Directors create a new Patent-bearing Peerage Order parallel to the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican. This Rapier Peerage would be for the related martial arts of rapier and all forms of cut & thrust in the SCA. In August of 2013, the APEC’s proposal for name, heraldry and badge was sent out to the membership for commentary, and a second committee was formed of representatives appointed by the Kingdoms of the Known World to review the proposal and represent their interests. After reviewing all commentary received from the membership and the committees, the Board believes there is enough interest to request further commentary on the changes that would be required to Corpora if the Board decides to create such an Order. This will be the final opportunity for the membership to make its opinions and wishes known on this subject as the Board will vote at the January 2015 Board meeting on whether or not to create this Order.

In the event a rapier/cut & thrust peerage is created, the following would be the proposed changes to Corpora (additions in red; deletions in blue and struck out.)

Glossary, page 9.

DELETE

[• Peerage: Collectively, the members of the Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Laurel, and the Order of the Pelican, are referred to as the Peerage. A member of any of these Orders is a Peer.]

ADD

• Peerage: Collectively, the members of the Order of Chivalry, the Order of the Laurel, and the Order of the Pelican, and the Order of Defense are referred to as the Peerage. A member of any of these Orders is a Peer.

VIII. PERSONAL AWARDS AND TITLES

A. Patents of Arms

2. Order of Precedence Within the Peerage
DELETE
[The Crown may establish the order of precedence within the peerage according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. However, the Chivalry, the Laurel, and the Pelican, and Defense are of equal precedence and must be considered as one group.]

ADD
The Crown may establish the order of precedence within the peerage according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. However, the orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel, and the Pelican, and Defense are of equal precedence and must be considered as one group.

4. Patent Orders:

ADD

d. The Order of Defense:
(i) Members of the Order of Defense may choose to swear fealty, but are not required to do so. The candidate must be considered the equal of his or her prospective peers with the basic weapons of rapier and/or cut-and-thrust combat. The candidate must have applied this skill and/or knowledge for the instruction of members and service to the kingdom to an extent above and beyond that normally expected of members of the Society.

(2) The duties of the members of the order are as follows:

(a)    To set an example of courtesy and chivalrous conduct on and off the field of honor.
(b)    To respect the Crown of the kingdom; to support and uphold the laws of the kingdom and Corpora.
(c)    If in fealty, to support and uphold the Crown of his or her kingdom.
(d)    To enrich the kingdom by sharing his or her knowledge and skills.
(e)    To enhance the renown and defend the honor of the peer’s Lady or Lord.
(f)    To advise the Crown on the advancement of candidates for the Order of Defense

(The section on royal peerage becomes section e, etc.)

D. Titles
4. The titles listed here are considered standard, and may be used by those who have earned or been granted the appropriate rank or award within the Society. The College of Arms publishes a more extensive list of titles and alternative forms, which may also be used freely by qualified persons. In addition, the College of Arms has full approval authority over new alternative titles, which must be added to their list before being released for use in the Society.

DELETE

[TITLE

Master/Mistress
Members of the Orders of the Laurel, the Pelican, and Mastery of Arms.]

ADD

TITLE

Master/Mistress
Members of the Orders of the Laurel, the Pelican, Mastery of Arms, and Defense.

IX. Society Combat

DELETE:

[C. Rapier Fighting in the Society
The Board acknowledges rapier combat as an ancillary activity of the Society when properly supervised by the Marshals and when approved by individual kingdoms. Rapier combat may take place within a kingdom only by rules established by the Marshallate of that kingdom and after the approval of those rules by the Marshal of the Society. The Marshal of the Society will maintain guidelines for rapier combat within the Society. Rapier combat, not having been part of formal tournament combat in the Middle Ages, shall not be a part of formal tournament lists for royal ranks and armigerous titles. ]

ADD

C. Royal Lists
Only Chivalric (rattan) combat shall be used for formal tournament lists for royal ranks.

[This last might need some explanation. The current Section IX.C is a holdover from a Governing and Policy decision from October 1979, when the Board decided that rapier combat would be allowed in the SCA as an ancillary activity. Rapier combat is no longer considered an ancillary activity and has not been for many years. Also, the duties of the Society Earl Marshal are properly defined in section VI.D. So this section is reduced to a single clear, unambiguous rule.]

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

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

September 2014 LOAR Results

From the Vert Hawk Herald, via the Calonlist:


CALONTIR acceptances

 

* Adelaide Sarsfield.

Name and device. Per chevron argent and azure, two fleurs-de-lys sable and a martlet argent.

The sources cited in the Letter of Intent to document the byname, Sarsfield, use normalized, or modernized, forms of the names. The submitted spelling is found in Latin dated to 1516-7 (Chartularies of St Mary’s Abbey, Dublin;http://books.google.com/books?id=R_w-CZ0eXnYC, p. 14), so we are able to register this name.

* Aelia Basina.

Name change from Ho’elun Checheg.

Submitted as Aelia Basina of Veii, the submitter requested authenticity for 6th-7th century Roman. Aelia and Basina were documented as Byzantine names. We do not have evidence of double given names for that culture. However, these elements can be interpreted as a Late classical Roman name. In commentary, Green Staff documented several Roman names with Aelia as a first element, although most of the women who used this pattern were empresses. In order to make the name authentic, however, the lingua Anglica of Veii should be dropped. We have made this change with the submitter’s permission in order to register this name.
The submitter’s previous name, Ho’elun Checheg, is released.

* Biby ferch Llewelyn of Camelford.

Name and device. Sable, a coney rampant contourny argent within a bordure per pale gules and Or semy of Bowen knots crosswise counterchanged.

This name combines an English given name and locative with a Welsh patronymic byname. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.

* Caoimhin McKee.

Heraldic Title Sanglier Rouge Herald.

* Cesare di Lodovico Malefici.

Device. Bendy wavy argent and sable.

Nice device!

* Ffelix Æskelsson.

Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as F{oe}linx Æskelsson, the submitter requested a given name that sounded like “Felix”. Goutte d’Eau documented the name Ffelix to 16th century Norway (Diplomatarium Norvegicum). Æskelsson can also be documented as a 14th and 15th century byname in the same source, making this a wholly Norwegian name.
If the submitter had not agreed to this change, the name F{oe}linx is a genitive (possessive) form, not the required nominative form. The nominative forms would be F{oe}lins and F{oe}linss.

* Halldóra Guðrøðardóttir.

Name (see RETURNS for device).

* Isibél inghean Dáire.

Name.

Submitted as Isibél ingen Dáire, the name appeared on the Letter of Intent as Isibél inghen Dáire. This form contained a misspelling of the particle ingen/inghean (“daughter of”). The submitter confirmed that she preferred the Early Modern Irish byname inghean Dáire. We have made this correction in order to register the name.

* Ormar Svensson.

Name.

Submitted as Ormarr Svensson, the submitter expressed a preference for the form Ormar Svensson. In commentary, Goutte d’Eau documented both elements to Norway in 1384-1394 (in Diplomatarium Norvegicum). Therefore, we are happy to make this change to meet the submitter’s wishes.

* Uesugi Katsumoto.

Name.

* Wulfhere of Eofeshamme.

Name.

The submitter requested authenticity for 8th to 10th century Anglo-Saxon. The given name Wulfhere is dated to the 9th and 11th centuries, and the byname of Eofeshamme is dated to the 11th century. The name may be authentic for the desired time period, but we cannot be certain. 

CALONTIR returns

 

* Ffelix Æskelsson.

Device. Per fess sable and argent, an increscent Or and a penguin sable bellied argent beaked and footed Or maintaining a sword bendwise sable.

This device is returned for lack of contrast.
Per precedent:

Unfortunately, just as a black orca with a white belly can’t be put on an argent field (v. Rowan Seer, March 2000), so too a black auk with a white belly can’t be put on an argent field.

Here we have a similar case where the belly of the penguin disappears for sharing the tincture of the field.
Although the July 2010 cover letter, discussing about fox proper on an argent background, concluded “The precedent, therefore, is overturned. As long as the charge maintains its identifiability, minor details, even minor details which are identifying characteristics, may have no contrast with the underlying tinctures.” we have here a different situation, as it’s about half the charge that disappears against the argent field and thus the identifiability is not maintained.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a penguin.

* Halldóra Guðrøðardóttir.

Device. Or, a cameleopard couchant regardant argent spotted brown and a sinister gore gules.

This device is returned for multiple issues, each sufficient to justify a return.
This depiction of the posture renders the camelopard unidentifiable, with the neck so close to the back that the separation disappears.
This device is also returned for contrast and tincture issues.
Blazoned as proper, an older precedent regarding the proper tincture of camelopards states:

A cameleopard, or giraffe, proper is Or marked brown/tan; as such, it lacks sufficient contrast against the argent field. (Trust me on this one; I have a relatively recent photograph taken while on one of those “drive-through” safari-type animal reserves, in which a very curious giraffe’s fills up most of the windscreen. Quite dramatic, it was! [Pushy beggar, too. Wouldn’t move out of the roadway until we bribed it with some of the feed pellets they sell you at the entrance.] [Ceridwen Alianora McInnes, 06/1995, Atenveldt-r]

Although there is currently no defined proper tinctures for a camelopard in the Glossary of terms, if we follow this precedent, this charge would not be actually proper. Instead, the camelopard is argent marked brown, which presents two issues:
– it cannot be blazoned as marked brown, as brown is not a heraldic tincture.
– it lacks contrast with the field. We treat markings as details that don’t change the underlying tincture, so the charge is argent, on an Or field.
Per the May 2014 cover letter, the use of gores with other charges is a step from period practice.

* Rodrigo Hernández of Vatavia.

Device. Argent, on a chevron purpure three dragonflies palewise Or.

This device was registered last month. It appears to have been sent up identically in two consecutive months.

CALONTIR pends

 

* Deidra de Warenne.

Name change from holding name Deidra of Bonwicke.

Submitted as Deidra de Warenne of Childentune, the second byname (of Childentune) had been added to clear a potential conflict with the registered Deirdre the Warrener. Under SENA, however, Deidra de Warenne does not in fact conflict with Deirdre the Warrener. Kingdom confirmed with the submitter that she preferred the name without the second byname. We have made this change with her permission.
The Letter of Intent stated that Deidra is grandfathered to the submitter. However, the submitter’s previous name is a holding name, and thus, Deidra is not eligible for the grandfather clause. As this was not noticed until after the Pelican decision meeting, we are pending the name to allow commenters time to either document the given name Deidra or allow the submitter to provide documentation of her legal name.
This was item 6 on the Calontir letter of May 13, 2014

August 2014 LOAR Results

From the Vert Hawk Herald, via the Calonlist:


CALONTIR acceptances

* Adelaide Sarsfield.

Name and device. Per chevron argent and azure, two fleurs-de-lys sable and a martlet argent.

The sources cited in the Letter of Intent to document the byname, Sarsfield, use normalized, or modernized, forms of the names. The submitted spelling is found in Latin dated to 1516-7 (Chartularies of St Mary’s Abbey, Dublin;http://books.google.com/books?id=R_w-CZ0eXnYC, p. 14), so we are able to register this name.

* Aelia Basina.

Name change from Ho’elun Checheg.

Submitted as Aelia Basina of Veii, the submitter requested authenticity for 6th-7th century Roman. Aelia and Basina were documented as Byzantine names. We do not have evidence of double given names for that culture. However, these elements can be interpreted as a Late classical Roman name. In commentary, Green Staff documented several Roman names with Aelia as a first element, although most of the women who used this pattern were empresses. In order to make the name authentic, however, the lingua Anglica of Veii should be dropped. We have made this change with the submitter’s permission in order to register this name.
The submitter’s previous name, Ho’elun Checheg, is released.

* Biby ferch Llewelyn of Camelford.

Name and device. Sable, a coney rampant contourny argent within a bordure per pale gules and Or semy of Bowen knots crosswise counterchanged.

This name combines an English given name and locative with a Welsh patronymic byname. This is an acceptable lingual mix under Appendix C of SENA.

* Caoimhin McKee.

Heraldic Title Sanglier Rouge Herald.

* Cesare di Lodovico Malefici.

Device. Bendy wavy argent and sable.

Nice device!

* Ffelix Æskelsson.

Name (see RETURNS for device).

Submitted as F{oe}linx Æskelsson, the submitter requested a given name that sounded like “Felix”. Goutte d’Eau documented the name Ffelix to 16th century Norway (Diplomatarium Norvegicum). Æskelsson can also be documented as a 14th and 15th century byname in the same source, making this a wholly Norwegian name.
If the submitter had not agreed to this change, the name F{oe}linx is a genitive (possessive) form, not the required nominative form. The nominative forms would be F{oe}lins and F{oe}linss.

* Halldóra Guðrøðardóttir.

Name (see RETURNS for device).

* Isibél inghean Dáire.

Name.

Submitted as Isibél ingen Dáire, the name appeared on the Letter of Intent as Isibél inghen Dáire. This form contained a misspelling of the particle ingen/inghean (“daughter of”). The submitter confirmed that she preferred the Early Modern Irish byname inghean Dáire. We have made this correction in order to register the name.

* Ormar Svensson.

Name.

Submitted as Ormarr Svensson, the submitter expressed a preference for the form Ormar Svensson. In commentary, Goutte d’Eau documented both elements to Norway in 1384-1394 (in Diplomatarium Norvegicum). Therefore, we are happy to make this change to meet the submitter’s wishes.

* Uesugi Katsumoto.

Name.

* Wulfhere of Eofeshamme.

Name.

The submitter requested authenticity for 8th to 10th century Anglo-Saxon. The given name Wulfhere is dated to the 9th and 11th centuries, and the byname of Eofeshamme is dated to the 11th century. The name may be authentic for the desired time period, but we cannot be certain. 

CALONTIR returns

* Ffelix Æskelsson.

Device. Per fess sable and argent, an increscent Or and a penguin sable bellied argent beaked and footed Or maintaining a sword bendwise sable.

This device is returned for lack of contrast.
Per precedent:

Unfortunately, just as a black orca with a white belly can’t be put on an argent field (v. Rowan Seer, March 2000), so too a black auk with a white belly can’t be put on an argent field.

Here we have a similar case where the belly of the penguin disappears for sharing the tincture of the field.
Although the July 2010 cover letter, discussing about fox proper on an argent background, concluded “The precedent, therefore, is overturned. As long as the charge maintains its identifiability, minor details, even minor details which are identifying characteristics, may have no contrast with the underlying tinctures.” we have here a different situation, as it’s about half the charge that disappears against the argent field and thus the identifiability is not maintained.
There is a step from period practice for the use of a penguin.

* Halldóra Guðrøðardóttir.

Device. Or, a cameleopard couchant regardant argent spotted brown and a sinister gore gules.

This device is returned for multiple issues, each sufficient to justify a return.
This depiction of the posture renders the camelopard unidentifiable, with the neck so close to the back that the separation disappears.
This device is also returned for contrast and tincture issues.
Blazoned as proper, an older precedent regarding the proper tincture of camelopards states:

A cameleopard, or giraffe, proper is Or marked brown/tan; as such, it lacks sufficient contrast against the argent field. (Trust me on this one; I have a relatively recent photograph taken while on one of those “drive-through” safari-type animal reserves, in which a very curious giraffe’s fills up most of the windscreen. Quite dramatic, it was! [Pushy beggar, too. Wouldn’t move out of the roadway until we bribed it with some of the feed pellets they sell you at the entrance.] [Ceridwen Alianora McInnes, 06/1995, Atenveldt-r]

Although there is currently no defined proper tinctures for a camelopard in the Glossary of terms, if we follow this precedent, this charge would not be actually proper. Instead, the camelopard is argent marked brown, which presents two issues:
– it cannot be blazoned as marked brown, as brown is not a heraldic tincture.
– it lacks contrast with the field. We treat markings as details that don’t change the underlying tincture, so the charge is argent, on an Or field.
Per the May 2014 cover letter, the use of gores with other charges is a step from period practice.

* Rodrigo Hernández of Vatavia.

Device. Argent, on a chevron purpure three dragonflies palewise Or.

This device was registered last month. It appears to have been sent up identically in two consecutive months.

CALONTIR pends

* Deidra de Warenne.

Name change from holding name Deidra of Bonwicke.

Submitted as Deidra de Warenne of Childentune, the second byname (of Childentune) had been added to clear a potential conflict with the registered Deirdre the Warrener. Under SENA, however, Deidra de Warenne does not in fact conflict with Deirdre the Warrener. Kingdom confirmed with the submitter that she preferred the name without the second byname. We have made this change with her permission.
The Letter of Intent stated that Deidra is grandfathered to the submitter. However, the submitter’s previous name is a holding name, and thus, Deidra is not eligible for the grandfather clause. As this was not noticed until after the Pelican decision meeting, we are pending the name to allow commenters time to either document the given name Deidra or allow the submitter to provide documentation of her legal name.
This was item 6 on the Calontir letter of May 13, 2014

Updated — September Awards Granted by TRM Agamemnon & Gwen

Gathered from the Calonlist, via HG Phaedra:


 

Valor

Ulfr Thyrison, Court Barony
Lucia De Vatavia, Boga Fyrd
Donald MacDonald, Cross of Calontir
Jurgen Scherzer, Iren Fyrd
Sokhatai Saikan, Award of Arms
Tarique ibn Akmel el Ghazi, Iren Hirth

King’s Companie of Archers

Bryan of Loch Rannock, Boga Fyrd
Falconius Turdus Electus, Award of Arms
Iaan Sorenson, Torse
Juaquin de Dominges de Mendoza, Torse
Thomas Fleischacker, Boga Hirth
Tigernan Sorenson, Torse
Brian Robert MacDougal, Award of Arms
Maeve Durfee, Torse
Esther bat Moshe announced for Pelican

Queen’s Prize Tournament

Da’ud ibn Irbahim al’Sanandaji, Award of Arms
Catherine of Dark Forest, Silver Hammer
Melisent MacAfee, Calon Lily
Ysabel de la Oya, Award of Arms
Luckie of Falcon’s Keep announced for Laurel

Gryphon’s Fest

Grimwulf Harland, Torse
Ildaria of Three Rivers, Award of Arms
Judith of Three Rivers, Leather Mallet
Osric Reyner, Award of Arms
Quintus Aurelius Calvus, Award of Arms
Robert Brockman, Eo Fyrd
Rose of Arden, Award of Arms
Sibilla Swaine, Leather Mallet
Honorary title of Ippo Proti granted to Kacey of the Flaming Hooves

Newcomers’ Dictionary — Help Requested

Greetings from Lady Allison of Forgotten Sea! I am currently beginning work on the Newcomer’s Section of the Kingdom of Calontir website, in an effort to help new members become more comfortable quickly and to perhaps bring in other new members as well.

 

I have put together a short list for a Newcomer’s Dictionary, and unfortunately, I am having a rough time making it a bit more well-rounded for everything we do here in Calontir. I was wondering if the wonderful people of Calontir would be so kind as to help me by perhaps giving suggestions on what to add, where to make changes, better definitions, etc.  Please, feel free to reply  privately at Webminister@calontir.org. Any help would be completely appreciated. Thank you!

 

AoA – Award of Arms; Generally the first award that people receive in the SCA. Indicates participation and involvement in one or more activities within Calontir. A recipient of an AoA may place the title Lady or Lord in front of their name and may present their device. AoA level awards include: Simple AoA, Torse, Swan, Leather Mallet, Iren-Fyrd, Boga-Fyrd.

Apprentice – Unofficial role within the SCA; Signifies that a Laurel has become a mentor to a lower-level award holder.

Award Recommendation – An online form, or paper recommendation, which is given to the current Royalty to recommend a member of the populous for an award.

Baron/Baroness – Appointed by the Crown (Royalty) for a specific term to lead a smaller area of Calontir, known as a barony.

Barony – Largest of the groups within Calontir, usually in an area with a greater populous of active Calontir members. Calontir Baronies include: Lonely Tower (location), Forgotten Sea (Kansas City), Three Rivers (St. Louis, MO), Vatavia (Wichita, KS), etc

Calontir – Kingdom within the Society of Creative Anachronism; Includes parts of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa, and Nebraska.

Canton – A smaller group located under the leadership of a barony. Example: Canton of Gryphon’s Mark is under the Barony of Three Rivers

Chatelaine – Person within a group who is in charge of welcoming and helping newcomers.

Chronicler – Person in charge of newsletters for a group within Calontir.

College – A smaller group within Calontir, usually constantly changing due to being associated with a university.

Deputy – A back-up or second-in-command for a current officer.

Earl Marshal – Kingdom officer in charge of all fighting rules, regulations, and policing.

Equestrian – All horse activities are categorized under this title.

Excellency – A term/title used to refer to a person who has been a King or Queen one time, a person who has been a baron or baroness, or has been given a court baronage by a King or Queen.

Exchequer – Treasurer

Fyrdman – A member of the populous who has received an AoA level award for fighting or archery or equestrian.

GoA – Grant of Arms; a second level award, usually given to those members who have shown dedication and prowess in an activity. GoA award recipients may place Honorable Lady or Honorable Lord in front of their name. GoA awards include: Simple GoA (rare), Cross, Lily, Silver Hammer, Iren-Hirth “Huscarl”, Boga-Hirth “Archer Huscarl” and Eo Hirth: “Equestrian Huscarl”.

Gold Falcon – Officer in charge of heraldry within the Kingdom.

Guild – Groups within the Kingdom with like-minded interests.

Gulf Wars – A large war held in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann that Calontir likes to participate in going to. Many events: Archery, Heavy Fighting, Steel Fighting, Arts and Sciences, and many more!

Huscarl – A member of the Iren-Hirth or Boga-Hirth or Eo Hirth. These members have received either of those GoA level awards.

Knight – A member of the Order of Chivalry – a peerage level order for fighting, may take squires.

Ladies of the Rose – An order for any person who has served at least one term as a Queen of Calontir.

Laurel – A peerage level order member for Arts and Sciences, may take apprentices.

Lilies War – A war held in Calontir every year in June.

Lily – A GoA level order award for prowess in the Arts.

Man at Arms – An authorized fighter who has not yet received an AoA fighting award.

Marshal – A member of the populous who is warranted in acting as a “referee” or “guide” for fighting, equestrian, or archery.

Master of Arms – Similar to a Knight, a member of the Order of Chivalry – a peerage level order for fighting, may take squires.

Membership – Being a paid member of the SCA.

Minister of Arts & Sciences – Kingdom officer in charge of all arts and sciences within Calontir.

Minister of Youth – Officer in charge of youth activities and policies within Calontir.

OP – Order of Precedence; a listing of all awards, royalty, and stations within Calontir. May be used to rank members.

Orders – Award groups within the Kingdom.

Pelican – Peerage level award for service, may take protégés.

Pennsic – A very large war held in the Kingdom of the Middle that Calontir likes to participate in going to. Many events: Archery, Heavy Fighting, Steel Fighting, Arts and Sciences, and many more!

Populous – Members of the Kingdom of Calontir.

PoA – Patent of Arms; highest level awards – peerage level means that the member has achieved an extremely high level of achievement in a particular area, usually classified as mastery. Awarded for Arts and Sciences (Laurel), Fighting (Knight), or Service (Pelican).

Protégé – Unofficial role within the SCA; Signifies that a Pelican has become a mentor to a lower-level award holder, usually in service.

Royal Highness – Accepted title for the Prince or Princess of Calontir

Royal Majesty – Accepted title for the King or Queen of Calontir.

SCA – Society of Creative Anachronism

Scroll – Most commonly given with awards and read aloud in court. A scroll is a piece of parchment (or other material) with an explanation of the award and why the recipient is receiving it. It may also include any royal whims for “territories, land, etc” which the Crown may decide to bestow upon the recipient.

Seneschal – Group “President”. The legal representative for a branch. Generally in charge of the functioning of the group, overseeing events, signing contracts, interacting with the media, and organizing meetings.

Shire – A smaller group within Calontir, not within the area of a larger barony.

Squire – Unofficial role within the SCA; Signifies that a Knight or Master of Arms has become a mentor to a lower-level award holder.

The Mews – Kingdom of Calontir newsletter

Vigil – A period of time before a member is elevate to a peerage level award where friends, mentors, household members, or anyone else may visit the candidate and bring gifts, sage advice, unique insights, or shared pasts.

War Council – Members of the Kingdom, selected by the King or Queen to act as council for warfare.

Warrant – A warrant of appointment for an office within the Kingdom, Barony, Canton, Shire, etc. Must be signed by the officer the new officer reports to, and in some case the Crown. It is an agreement that the person stepping up into the position will do his/her best and fulfill the duties of the office that have been set forth.

Webminister – Officer in charge of all things web/internet for a group.

 

 

Lady Allison of Forgotten Sea
Kingdom of Calontir Webminister

Autumn Arrows Information

The web flyer for Autumn Arrows is up on the shire of Calanais Nuadh website and Facebook event page has been posted.

Arts & Sciences

A& S competition:  Anything You Might Take on a Crusade

Classes:  (TBA)

Bardic Performance Contest

A song, recitation, or story performed before and audience
Any medieval or SCA related topic – 15 minute time limit
Performance times will be determined on the day of the event.
Please provide background and source information to audience as appropriate.

Written Bardic Contest

Poem or short story
Any medieval or SCA related topic – no more than 1500 words
Please specify style or type and general era for poetry
Presentation: Can be printed or hand-written as long as it’s readable
Please include background and source information as appropriate.

Research Article Contest

Any period topic -600 to 1600 C.E. (or A.D.)
No more than 1500 words
Use at least two credible sources
Cite your sources using either Chicago Manual of Style or MLA conventions

Correction: Information Summary for Gryphon’s Fest 2014: The Noble Beasts of Calontir

The feast info in the info summary posted today was incorrect. The correct feast information was posted a few days ago (http://falconbanner.com/2014/09/10/gryphons-fest-feast-information/)

To recap the correct information:


Sur La Table:  Bread, Butter, “Puddleford Persimmon Chutney,” Assorted small pasties (beef, mushroom, pork)

1st course:  “Small game birds” with 2 sauces (one fruit, one rosewater), a “Tart of Greens”
2nd course:  Venison, Frumenty (a grain dish, similar to oatmeal, but with savory spices), Peas
3rd course:  Roast pork, Compote of apples and walnuts, Stuffed tubes (fried cheese)
Dessert: “Slices” (a pastry of figs, almonds, and raisins), Candied Orange Peel, and “Tart de Pommes” (apple pie)As previously mentioned, there will be an “off board” option, for anyone interested. The off-board will be all the dishes that are NOT specifically “meat.”  (The idea, here, is to bring your own meat-of-choice.  We will provide a place for the cooking of said meat.  We will then provide all the side dishes, drinks, and desserts…all this, for the lowlow price of $5.  Limit of 20 off-board tickets.)

Vegan alternatives can, and will *cheerfully* be, made available, on request (in advance, please!  I’m not asking for a paid pre-registration, just let me know, so that I can plan for the vegan substitutes I will need to buy).

I would be very grateful if anyone who is interested in either the “off board” option, or the vegan option, would please let me know, some time before Thursday, 9/25 (since that’s when I’ll be doing the bulk of my shopping).

Thanks, much.
Fiondel
Feast Steward, Gryphon’s Fest

Information Summary for Gryphon’s Fest 2014: The Noble Beasts of Calontir

From the Kingdom of Calontir page on Facebook:


For the event page information please see:http://www.threeriver.org/event/gryphonsfest.html

However, several bits of information regarding the event have been posted, so here’s what’s happening THIS weekend at Gryphon’s Fest!:

GRYPHON’S FEST ARCHERY AND THROWN WEAPONS SCHEDULE

9:30am – Open Practice
10 am – Hoard the Dragon’s Coins Shoot by Lady Emeline – Try to hoard to as many coins as possible by shooting other peoples’ coins
11am – Team Challenge Shoot by Lord Franz – Teams of 2 will try to best the Three Rivers Team
12 – 1pm – LUNCH BREAK
1pm – Popin-phoenix (formerly known as popinjay) Shoot by Lord Franz – Spinning 3D shoot to hit the phoenix and its minions (balloons)
2pm – Knock Down The Hydra by Lady Emeline – Stop the threatening hydra by hitting knock-down targets
3pm – Stop the Beasts – Hit both flat and 3D targets of demobison and other mythical creatures
Children are welcome to join in any shoot. If they are 13 or younger, a parent must accompany the child to the shoot and be on the line while the child is shooting.
Thrown Weapons will include axes, knives, and spears. One must wear closed-toed shoes to play! Lady Hanne will be hosting a competition at 11am. Otherwise, the thrown weapons range will be open as long as a Marshal is available, and at the Marshal’s discretion. There will be loaner equipment to share. Minors 14 years and younger are not eligible to do thrown weapons.

ARTS & SCIENCES SCHEDULE FOR GRYPHON’S FEST 2014:
NOTE: All classes will be held under the BDT and Herald’s Tent behind the fort. Any changes to location will be announced via voice herald on site or at the master schedule at the gate.

All activities are scheduled for Saturday, September 27.
10AM: 12th Century Clothing of al-Andalus by Countess Catalina de Arazuri – A survey of Andalusion clothing of the 12th century with a focus on the Durra’ and Qamisa. Bring a pen and paper to take notes! (1 hour)
10AM: Loop in Loop Chain Making by HL Luckie of Falcon’s Keep & HL Isengrim Sleggja – A hands-on class with coverage of the history of loop in loop chains. Students will learn how to make a fine silver-fused loop in loop chain. Class fee will be based on amount of silver used and length of chain (expect a $10 minimum fee). If students have pliers or awls, please consider bringing them. Class Limit: 8 (2 hours)
11AM: Classical Persian Dance by Countess Catalina de Arazuri – A series of poses, foot patterns and hand movements. It is a fluid yet rhythmic dance that emphasizes the use of hands and wrists. Wear comfortable clothing! (1 hour)
12PM: Lunch hour
1PM: Things That Go Bump In the Night: Beasts and Monsters of the Middle Ages by Lady Pádraigín an Ein i gh – A study of the fabled (and possibly not-so-fictitious) beasts and monsters of the Middle Ages. (1 hour)
2PM: What’s That Beast Doing On Your Banner? by Mistress Dorcas Whitecap – A study of beasts in heraldry! Expect lots of pictures of beasts doing lots of things. (1 hour)
2PM: Youth Mosaics by HL Luckie of Falcon’s Keep – A hands-on class where youth will get to pick out squares of coloured glass, design a mosaic pattern, and grout/cement them to a board to take home. Please wear clothes that don’t mind muss and fuss (and modest amounts of destruction). Class fee $5. Ages 6 and up! (2 hours)
3PM: A Guide to Fourteenth Century Clothing for the non-Mafioso by Lady Rosalie Langmod – An introductory class on achieving fourteenth century aesthetic. This includes patterns and retail resources for non-costumers! (1 hour)

Post-Feast: Origins and Uses of Tarot Cards by Raganheidr Refsdottir – This class will cover the development of trick-taking card games in the 15th and 16th centuries. There will be handouts, then games with replicas of period decks. (2 hours)

All day activities:

Preprint Painting Extravaganza – Join Lady Quiteria la Roja and the rest of the painters of Calontir in preparing a flurry of scrolls for Their Royal Majesties, who should not want for works of beauty to present to Their populace. Expect paint everywhere, non-period tables, and a full day of colorful activities!

Menu for “12th Night a la Rus” (dependent on budgeting constraints):

1st Course
… Shchi / Cabbage Soup
… Pyroshki s Govyadinoy (Belyashi) / Pastry with Meat Filling
… Pyroshki s Morkov’yu / Pastry with Carrot Filling
2nd Course
… Kurnik / Chicken Pie
… Vatroushki / Cheese Pie
… Gribi Zjariniye / Mushrooms Fried in Butter
… Soleniye Ogurtzi / Cucumber Pickles
3rd Course
… Boujenina s Hrienom / Ham Cooked in Beer with Horseradish Sauce
… Chornee klebph s Tvorag / Black Bread with Farmer’s Cheese
… Vzbityye Repa / Creamed Turnips
… Marinovanaya Svekla / Marinated Beets
4th Course
… Sirniki / Cottage Cheese Cakes w/ Sour Cream and Elderberry Preserves
… Marinovanaya Yabloki i Grushi / Fruit (Apples and Pears) Preserved in Syrup
Beverages
… Yablochnyy Sok/ Apple Juice
… Sbiten / Spiced Honey Drink
… Voda / Water

From: The cooks and servers, chefs and scullions, pot-stirrers and vegetable choppers of The Rising Falcon, Inn Cognito, and the Gryphon’s Fest Feast Kitchen.

TO: All bards and skalds, storytellers and singers, poets and performers who will be attending Gryphon’s Fest:

Greetings, all!
We who are “bound to the kitchen” would like to extend an invitation to any and all entertainers and performers to come by, at any time during the day, and grace us with your skills! Lighten our work with your artistry. In exchange for which, we will provide beverages of your choice, and perhaps snacks (almost certainly snacks….definitely snacks)….
Come, and make the cooks laugh. I’m certain that laughing cooks make better food!

YIS
Fiondel, and all the cook-folk

GRYPHON’S FEST PET POLICY:

As always, pets are welcomed on site as long as they are leashed and well-behaved. We ask owners take steps to clean up after their pets as well.
This policy extends to crossbows, ground fires, and spouses.
The leash is metaphorical in the latter cases.
Thank you,
Ozzur

SITE RULES FOR GRYPHON’S FEST 2014:

1.) All fires MUST have an associated fire extinguisher. This is not to put out your own fire, but to chase to the one that’s getting away. Hopefully, none will escape.
2.) No smoking in any public building, tent, or area that has not been designated with a ‘Smoking’ sign. There will be cans to deposit used butts. Your own private tent and camp area is exempt from this rule.
3.) No swimming in the ponds. Snakes are people too!
4.) No playing in the parking area. No if’s, and’s, or but’s. Violation of this rule may result in ejection from the event.
5.) No unaccompanied minors (under 18) in the parking area after dark. Minors may be unaccompanied in the parking area during the daylight if and ONLY if they are being actively monitored by a parent or assigned and notified adult. There will be a test later, I guarantee it.
6.) Please stay out of all unauthorized areas. These will be marked.
7.) As always, federal, state, and Society rules at events do still apply.

Thank you for your attention,

Ozurr

Gryphon’s Fest Archery and Thrown Weapons Schedule

Harvested from Facebook:


 

9:30am – Open Practice

10 am – Hoard the Dragon’s Coins Shoot by Lady Emeline – Try to hoard to as many coins as possible by shooting other peoples’ coins

11am – Team Challenge Shoot by Lord Franz – Teams of 2 will try to best the Three Rivers Team

12 – 1pm – LUNCH BREAK

1pm – Popin-phoenix (formerly known as popinjay) Shoot by Lord Franz – Spinning 3D shoot to hit the phoenix and its minions (balloons)

2pm – Knock Down The Hydra by Lady Emeline – Stop the threatening hydra by hitting knock-down targets

3pm – Stop the Beasts – Hit both flat and 3D targets of demobison and other mythical creatures

Children are welcome to join in any shoot. If they are 13 or younger, a parent must accompany the child to the shoot and be on the line while the child is shooting.

Thrown Weapons will include axes, knives, and spears. One must wear open-toed shoes to play! Lady Hanne will be hosting a competition at 11am. Otherwise, the thrown weapons range will be open as long as a Marshal is available, and at the Marshal’s discretion. There will be loaner equipment to share. Minors 14 years and younger are not eligible to do thrown weapons.