Midrealm Court Reports – May 2017

Regency Court of Their Majesties William and Isolde, presided over by Their Excellencies Ulfr and Odile of Sternfeld, held on 13 May AS 52 (CE 2017) at Constellation Academy of Defense in the Shire of Mynydd Seren. Heralded by Damian Nihthauk. Seneschal was Taisiia (Tai) Volodimerna.

  • Purple Fret: Alan Culross, Melrakki
  • Willow: Yngerame Erskyne
  • Bronze Ring: Titus Sharper

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Pennsic A&S War Point

Greetings, MidRealm!

As announced this past Sunday at Crown Tournament, these are the children of the dragon who will represent the Kingdom at the Pennsic A&S War Point this year:

Laurels:
Mistress Cerridwen Verch Ioreword
Master AEric Orvender (Christopher Lemke)
Alternates: Mistress Katherine Helene von Schoenberg (Helen Schultz) & Mistress Keely the Tinker (Denise Tinker Lemke) (more…)

Kriemhilt promoted to rank of Herald Extraordinary

Done in Court with Their Majesties permission at Crown:

The College of Arms has a rank of Herald Extraordinary that has a long and honored history. The rank was formally created and defined in the 16th year of the Society by William Laurel. The intent of the rank is to recognize and reward “…those heralds who have greatly served the College of Heralds and/or the College of Arms and have achieved the highest level of competence in heraldry.”

In light of their considerable contribution to the Midrealm College of Heralds through service as Fenris Herald, Dragon Herald, Meadows Herald, deputy to the Pale Herald, and my own Emergency Deputy it is my pleasure as Dragon Principal Herald to confer the rank and style of Herald Extraordinary on Kriemhilt von Ebersberg and charge her to register a title of her choosing with the College of Arms.

Konrad Dragon

Job Board – Laurel Sovereign of Arms

The Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms (Laurel) is the principal heraldic officer of the Society and the head of the College of Arms. Laurel is responsible for fostering the study and practice of heraldry, supervising the processing of submissions, and overseeing the heraldic activities of the Known World.

Laurel is an unpaid position, currently requiring approximately 20 hours a week. The position requires considerable tact and patience, armory and onomastic knowledge, supervisory ability, the ability to work within tight deadlines and coordinate closely with Wreath, Pelican, and other staff to produce a Laurel Letter of Acceptance and Return monthly, computer literacy and word processing skills, reliable e-mail and telephone access, and time and ability to travel.

Resumes must be sent in both hard copy to Laurel Resume, SCA Inc., Box 360789, Milpitas CA 95036 and electronically to and . Resumes must be received by July 31, 2017. The present Laurel’s warrant expires in September 2017. Once the application period closes, the names of the candidates will be posted in a cover letter for the review of the College and submission of comments to the Board.

From the New Kingdom Chatelain

Hail and well met to all who read this missive!

I am Jack Black of Flint, successor to Maestra Giovanna Adimari, as your Kingdom Chatelain. I thank Maestra Giovanna for her years of effort on behalf of the Kingdom and populace, as well as the trust that she and our Curia are placing in me. ((Here’s hoping I live up to it! *laughs*)) (more…)

Missive from Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences, June LII

Greetings to all the Artists, Performers, Inventors, Researchers, Craftspersons, Makers, Writers and Composers of the Middle Kingdom!

We have concluded another superlative A&S season in the Midrealm, with more than 100 (virtually all) of the regional entrees being eligible for inclusion in the Kingdom A&S Faire. Thank you to all of those who participated in making this Faire season happen, all the entrants, judges, regional and tally room staff, and of course the groups and events who were willing to support our faires. (more…)

Job Opening – Dragon Herald

Greetings unto the heralds, pursuivants, scribes, and populace of the Great Middle Kingdom from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Principal Herald.

Serving the Kingdom as Dragon Herald is something that I have wanted to do for a long time and I have greatly enjoyed having the opportunity to serve in this office and on Curia. As many have heard by now I have been chosen to be the next Baron of Red Spears and will be invested as such at Baron Wars on June 24th. Because of this, it is with a mix of joy and sorrow that I will be stepping down early as Dragon Herald. (more…)

From Their Royal Majesties – June LII

Greetings unto the populace of the Middle Kingdom.

As We travel the kingdom and see the preparations for Pennsic, We are well pleased. We see Our army and all its support will be in good trim for the coming con ict. And We also see the skill Our archers and artisans adding to the might of Our war band. This coming Pennsic offers Us the opportunity to participate on many levels and We hope all of you will join on in this noble pursuit. (more…)

June Dragon Herald Pale Letter

Greetings unto the heralds, pursuivants, scribes, and populace of the Great Middle Kingdom from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Principal Herald.

Serving the Kingdom as Dragon Herald is something that I have wanted to do for a long time and I have greatly enjoyed having the opportunity to serve in this office and on Curia. As many have heard by now I have been chosen to be the next Baron of Red Spears and will be invested as such at Baron Wars on June 24th. Because of this it is with a mix of joy and sorry that I will be stepping down early as Dragon Herald.

The position of Dragon Herald, in addition to its ceremonial duties (and privileges), is primarily an administrative and leadership position in the Kingdom and the Midrealm College of Heralds and Scribes. The ideal candidate must be a warranted herald with at minimum a working knowledge in ALL aspects of heraldry and heraldic offices, be very familiar with ceremonial protocol, and will be an organized individual comfortable with delegation and working with heralds and scribes of all levels, other Kingdom officers in Curia, and the Crown; including those from other Kingdoms. Past experience as a regional Herald or as other senior Dragon Staff member is preferred. This position is a direct report to the Crown and Laurel Sovereign of Arms of the Society.

Qualified applicants will have strong organizational, inter-personal, and written communication skills, and will be capable of tracking multiple tasks, deadlines, and of working efficiently with a large staff of deputies.

This position is a member of Curia and will advise the Crown on matters of the Kingdom. This position is also a member of the Kingdom financial committee, helping to advise on the use of Kingdom funds. The individual accepted for this position will assume the office by this coming Coronation in the Fall of AS LII (2017).

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to both me at herald@midrealm.org and Laurel Sovereign of Arms at laurel@heraldry.sca.org, and detail your skills and experience in the College of Heralds, in offices held in the Society and Kingdom, and/or mundanely if this will add to the well-rounded picture of your qualifications. Last but not least, please tell me why you want to be Dragon Herald and how you think you can add value by holding this office.

Applications are due by July 15, 2017.

Konrad Dragon