Monthly Archive: August 2017

Court Reports – June-July LII

Court of Their Majesties William and Isolde, 24 June AS 52 (CE 2017), held at Baron Wars in Their Marche of the Marshes, Barony of Red Spears.
Heralded by Dmitrii Zhirov, Guillaume Gallatini, Andreas Blacwode. Seneschal was Hengist Hawardessune.

Morning Court:

  • Dragon’s Treasure: Sofonisba Voltera
  • Purple Fretty: Baron Wars 2015 Staff, House Iron Lance
  • AoA: Aleksei Vasilev, Otto Kukelbrecht, Darrion de Amar
  • Dragon’s Heart: Runa Æikibrandskona

Afternoon Field Courts:

  • AoA: Arturo Cervantes de Santiago
  • Dragon’s Barb: Guillaume Gallatini
  • Red Company: Luther of Roaring Wastes, Astrid Feilan, Octavio Gonzalez de Castille, Zygmunt Nadratowski
  • Purple Fret: Fatima bint Malik
  • Gold Mace: Sigandus, Shimazu Mitsunaga

Evening Court:

  • Sapphire: Caitlin Morand
  • Award of Paws: Muffy Mailander
  • AoA: Evelyn of Mugmort, Dragana Barekrskona, Nicodemus Heathfield
  • Purple Fret: Oliviere van den woude
  • Willow: Muirenn ingen Ragnaill
  • Evergreen: Malla Zita
  • Court Barony: Raffaele da Cernia, Margherita di Raffaele
  • Territorial Baron, Red Spears: Konrad Mailander
  • Territorial Baroness, Red Spears: Isibél of Dunbegane
  • Order of the Pelican: Aibhilin ni Dhomhnaill

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From the Dragon Herald – September LII

Greetings unto the heralds, pursuivants, and scribes of the Middle Kingdom College of Heralds and greetings unto the populace of the Middle Kingdom from Meister Konrad Mailander, Dragon Herald.

It is my pleasure to announce that my successor as Dragon Principal Herald of the Middle Kingdom has been chosen. At the Coronation of Cellach and Vukasin II on September 23rd, His Lordship Jean Yves de Chierebourg will step up as the 22nd Dragon Herald of the Middle Kingdom.

It has been my pleasure to serve the kingdom in this office. My thanks go to the members of the College of Heralds of the Midrealm, it has been a delight working with you all in this role. The College of Heralds is invited to come up and be participants in the changeover ceremony during evening court of Coronation.

Lastly I wish Jean Yves luck in his tenure as Dragon Herald.

In Service to Crown and College,
Konrad Dragon

From the Exchequer – September LII

Greetings unto the exchequers and populace of the Middle Kingdom

I hope that everyone has enjoyed their summer and if you attended Pennsic War that you enjoyed that as well.

During the next few months, I will be hosting regional exchequer meetings that all exchequers from within that region need to attend. The meetings will be held at the same events at which I will be teaching the exchequer class that is required for warranting.The meetings and classes for each region will be held at the following events: (more…)

From Their Royal Highnesses – September LII

Greetings to the Mighty Middle Kingdom!

It is Our deepest hope that all of you have enjoyed Pennsic as much as We did. Hopefully you had a safe and trouble-free Pennsic and have returned home full of new stories, gained knowledge, and with new friends from far away lands. We are always blown away with the skill of the warriors, artisans, bards, and caretakers of the Midrealm. We truly believe that the Middle Kingdom is the finest kingdom in the Society.

With War behind Us, Our attention turns to upcoming events. We hope all of you will join Us at the Tournaments of Defense, Chivalry, and Greenwood that will be held at Harvest Day. It promises to be a fantastic day with much for everyone to do.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event.

Sincerely,
Cellach and Vukasin
Prince and Princess of the Midrealm

June Heraldic Decsions

The June Letter of Acceptances and Returns was published while many of us were at Pennsic. Here are the decisions for the Middle Kingdom. The letter can be found online here: http://heraldry.sca.org/loar/2017/06/
Official notification will be sent to the submitters from the Opinicus Pursuivant. Look for an email form ; if you have items in submission you may want to add it to your address book as we have occasionally had issues with spam filters grabbing them. Please make sure to follow the link in the email as that lets us know that you have received the notification.

MIDDLE ACCEPTANCES

Brigid inghean Mhaoil Mhíchíl. Name and device. Per pale sable and gules all estencely, a phoenix argent.
Submitted as Brigid inchean Maol Mhíchíl, the name required two corrections for registration. First, the relationship marker is correctly spelled inghean. Even taking into account the many odd spelling variants found in the Irish Annals, the submitted inchean does not appear and cannot be constructed.
Second, the father’s name needs to be in the genitive (possessive) form. The standard genitive form is Maoil Mhíchíl, which lenites to Mhaoil Mhíchíl in this name because it follows inghean.
Applying both of these changes, we are registering this name as Brigid inghean Mhaoil Mhíchíl.

Cole O’Doran. Name.

Cynnabar, Barony of. Order name Award of Elephants Heart.
This order name follows the pattern of naming orders based on Saint’s Name + Heraldic Charge. Elephant is a 16th century English surname that can be used as a given name.
The Barony requested the name Award of the Elephant’s Heart if it could be documented. Unfortunately, we were unable to document this version of the name, as an elephant’s heart is not a plausible heraldic charge. Apart from likely being larger than an ordinary heart, there is no distinct visual depiction of an heart that would identify it as belonging to an elephant.

Cynnabar, Barony of. Order name Award of the Silver Tower of Cynnabar (see PENDS for other order name).

Cynnabar, Barony of. Order name Order of Towers Watch.
Submitted as Order of the Watch of the Tower, we found no evidence showing that this name followed an attested period pattern for order names. With the Barony’s permission, we have changed the name to Order of Towers Watch to use the pattern of naming orders based on Saint’s Name + Heraldic Charge. Tower is a 16th century English surname that can be used as a given name. A watch, in the sense of a small time-piece (dated in the OED to 1590), is a plausible heraldic charge.

Genevote Cheval. Name and device. Vert, a horse couchant regardant Or, a bordure argent semy-de-lys vert.

Illiton, Barony of. Badge. (Fieldless) On a goblet Or a lymphad proper, sails furled argent.

Pellegrina da Canal. Name.

Ragna stórráða Úlfsdóttir. Name.
Submitted as Ragna stórráda Ulfsdóttir, the name required two corrections. First, markings must be used consistently throughout Old Norse names; therefore, the marking on the U found in Úlfr must be included in Úlfsdóttir. Second, the submitted stórráda mistakes an edh (ð) for a d. The correct form of the byname is stórráða. Applying these corrections, we are registering the name as Ragna stórráða Úlfsdóttir.

Siobhán an Einigh. Device change. Argent, on a pale azure between two triskelions of spirals purpure, an increscent argent.
There is a step from period practice for use of a triskelion of spirals.
The submitter’s old device, Per chevron throughout argent and azure, two triskelions of spirals purpure and an increscent argent, is retained as a badge.

Siobhán an Einigh. Badge. Argent, a pink flamingo proper within a bordure azure.

Úlfrún Biornsdóttir. Device. Azure, a unicorn and a wolf combatant and in chief a decrescent argent.

Veoreos Miklos. Name and device. Azure, an eagle sable and in chief a decrescent and a mullet of eight points argent.
Nice 16th century Hungarian name!
The submitter provided an Individually Attested Pattern successfully demonstrating the motif of a sable eagle displayed upon an azure field with high-contrast mullets and decrescents in chief.

MIDDLE RETURNS

Ailith the Kind. Augmentation of Arms. Per bend sinister wavy argent and vert, a thistle vert headed purpure and a garb Or and for augmentation on a chief purpure a compass star Or.
This augmentation must be returned for redraw. As submitted, the base device does not match the registered device; the entire head of the thistle is purpure, rather than just the petals on the top of the head. As the base devices do not match, the augmentation must be returned.
A compass star is a step from period practice.

Katarzina Celjska. Name.
This name was pended on the December 2016 Letter of Acceptances and Returns to allow discussion of whether Appendix C should be changed to allow combinations of North Slavic and South Slavic name elements. We did not receive sufficient commentary to justify changing Appendix C as it now stands on the issue. Thus, this name is not registerable as submitted because it combines a Polish (North Slavic) given name with a Slovenian (South Slavic) byname.

We would change the byname to the Polish Celjczowska, documented during commentary by ffride Joye Sans Fin, but this is a major change that the submitter does not allow.

Rüdiger of the Flaming Gryphon. Device. Per chevron vert and sable, two bears combatant Or and a tower argent.
This device was already registered on the February 2017 LoAR.

Position Opening – Society Minister of Arts and Sciences

The Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking candidates for the position of Society Minister of Arts and Sciences (MOAS), which is a warranted 3-year term of service.

The Minister of Arts and Sciences is the officer responsible for reporting on the artistic programs of the SCA, fostering the study of medieval culture and technology, and for promoting methods for producing historically inspired artifacts and performances. (more…)

Position Opening – Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations.

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is now accepting applications for the position of Society Seneschal (Vice-President for Operations). This is a part-time, paid position, which requires approximately thirty plus hours per week.

Applicants must possess strong telephone skills, and be very capable of interacting with unique SCA personalities.  The ability to process and distill large amounts of information from different sources is a requirement.  Organizational and problem solving skills are essential.  Having held a Kingdom Seneschal position, while not required, is preferred.  Applicants must possess enough space at home for a medium sized office, have immediate access to internet, PC and printer, and possess word processing skills.

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Midrealmers, Collect Your Pennsic Pay

Midrealmers! 

Have YOU have fought, fenced, shot arrows, thrown weapons, worked a shift of duty, taught a class, retained, borne water, or served in any way at Pennsic?

If so, please come and COLLECT YOUR PAY with the heartfelt thanks of TRMs William and Isolde, outside the GREAT HALL, on Thursday, August 10th from to 6pm to 8pm before and during Midrealm court. The Midrealm Moneyers Guild will hand war pay out to ANY who have served Midrealm at war.