Official Awards List

From Her Grace Phaedra, via Facebook:

Toys for Tots

Juliana della Rena – Torse
Razhid al-Raiz – Leather Mallet
Esteban de Valencia – Silver Hammer
Sofya la Rus – Calon Cross
Damien MacGavin – Calon Cross
Esther bat Moshe – Pelican
Luckie of Falcon’s Keep – Laurel
Odo de Home announced for Chivalry

Yule Court

Langreth Bacon – Torse
Maaline of Coeur d’Ennui – Torse
Elena Bengrychverch Rhys – Award of Arms
Rowland of Coeur d’Ennui – Award of Arms

Kris Kinder

Caitilín Inghean Áengusa – Award of Arms
Aelin Kausi – Award of Arms
Magnus Porgrimmson – Award of Arms
Lee Ann Pugh – Swan
Maren Þorskapitr – Leather Mallet
Garrioch Sotherlaend – Leather Mallet
Helena Soranzo – Calon Lily
Wolfram Jansson – Calon Lily
Tamar bat Averham – Calon Lily
Cai Douglas – Chivalry
Aline Swynbrooke – Laurel
Soren atte Raven – Queen’s Endorsement of Distinction
Avraham ben David Hakhazuri – Augmentation of Arms

Kris Kinder Event Recap, by THL Lorraine Devereaux

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Kris Kinder this year was “chock full of fun, friends and shopping,” to quote Ms. Brialen Ulfsdottir. The event drew more than 600 adults and children from across Calontir and beyond.

A variety of merchants offered everything from boots to hats. There were toys, weapons, and books, tasty baked goods and aromatic soaps, jewelry and cloth. One shopper said “the quality of merchants this year was great. I spent much more than I usually do, and got some really neat stuff.”

In addition to returning favorites, there were some new merchants who offered items we haven’t seen at Kris Kinder before. My particular favorite was Silk Road Caravans, who offered several late period-style watches for very reasonable prices. In fact, much of the merchandise on display was priced to sell. As one shopper lamented, “just wish I had more to spend!”

Once again the merchants praised the event stewards for having people help them unload and set up their booths in the morning. One merchant with disabilities said she couldn’t thank the morning crew enough for their help. Merchant Malgar Thorvik said on Facebook: “Whoever came up with this is a genius.” Cleanup went just as smoothly, thanks to Aston Tor. And the weather was decent this year, a nice change from previous years.

As usual there were meetings (and more meetings). But there was also wonderful music in the commons area, and singing both in and outside the auditorium. At noon the Allegories, Myths and Saints Fashion Show took place. Ten entrants modeled clothing they designed and sewed using period illustrations of allegorical figures, mythological figures or saints. The idea was to sew and wear something that artists concocted, rather than clothing actually worn during SCA period. And the results were fabulous.

Once again the school put on a breakfast and lunch fundraiser, with a nice spread of food. I really appreciated having coffee and fruit available in the morning. The site’s manager told Sir Gustav, our event steward, that they plan to use the funds raised from the inn to hold a Christmas party for all the faculty and staff at the school.

Court was long but very interesting. Their Majesties called for an intermission after the first peerage so we could stretch our legs and visit the bathroom. There were two beautiful peerage ceremonies, a surprising three Calon Lilies given at one time, and a particularly moving award to HL Avraham for his work to eliminate bag chairs.

After pretending to forget until the end of court, His Majesty called Avraham up to make an announcement. Once again Avraham announced he would give away wooden chairs he made for free to a few lucky people, on condition they never bring a bag chair to court or the list field again. Then to his surprise the Crown awarded him an augmentation of arms for his efforts, which was followed by thunderous applause and a standing ovation. His lady wife and children rushed up to give him hugs while he wept. It was a heartwarming end to a very full day. And for some, the fun continued into the night at the post-revel at Master Rhodriʼs home where – surprise! – Calontir sang.

©2014 Lorraine Gehring


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Allegories, Myths and Saints Costume Show at Kris Kinder

Greetings unto the Populace of Calontir,

The Barony of Forgotten Sea will be holding a Costume Show based upon the theme of “Allegories, Myths, and Saints”. Often in Medieval Illuminations, ideas and allegories are personified in costumes that do not reflect what people actually wore. Saints, gods, and historical figures are also often shown in fantastical costumes. However, these costumes are intriguing and appealing to SCA folks precisely because they are atypical. So, let your creativity fly, and come dressed in garb that is inspired by the allegories, myths and saints of the Middle Ages. I look forward to seeing all the inspired garb.If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at Below are a couple of examples.


Lady Cecilia de Gatisbury,

BFS Arts and Science Minister

When and Where:  Kris Kinder, Dec.  14th in the Barony of Forgotten Sea. Time TBA

Facebook Event page:


Examples of Potential Costumes


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Philosophy” from Le Livre de Boece de Consolacion (Book 4) Bourges, 1477.



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John the Baptist and Saint Margaret. From the Master of Saint Bartholomew Alterpiece, late 1400s.



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Saints Genevieve and Apollonia, 1506, Lucas Cranach the Elder.



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Persian illumination showing ancient Persians as wearing animal skins.



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Valkyrie figurine, 800 AD, Denmark.



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Dionysus, 2nd Century AD. Roman copy of a Greek sculpture. The Hermitage.