Missive from Their Highnesses – May, AS LIII

Greetings unto the noble populace of the Midrealm

The drums of war can be heard in the East and, as We ready ourselves to take the great responsibility of the Dragon Throne, We also must task the great Dragon to rise and meet the Eastern threat. With that in mind We do make the following announcements. His Grace Edmund of Hertford will lead and train our Belted Champions Team and Baron John the Ox will lead and train Our Unbelted Champions team.

We would also like to announce that the tournaments for Kingdon archery and Thrown Weapons champion will take place at Northern Oaken War Maneuvers.

We look forward to a wonderful Pennsic, and it is Our dream and intent to help increase the atmosphere of Pennsic in order to express the great dream that is the SCA. As such, We decree it shall be forbidden by the Midrealm army to use red tape to mark or identify Our troops. There are many alternatives to the dismal display of duct tape, and as proud members of the Midrealm, which is a jewel and example to the Known World Our minimum shall be elevated for this Pennsic. We have also taxed Our Baronies to produce banners that will be carried into the field to show Our great kingdom heraldry. We would ask the Heads of Households, great Dukes and Counts, Knights and Men At Arms of Our kingdom to also create and display heraldic banners designating their units that can be carried by an individual onto the battlefield.

We know that how to prepare for the Pennsic war is sometimes a concern, as such we have published the schedule, battle, and battle descriptions for Pennsic 47 in this issue of The Pale. We will publish the battle conventions at a later date.

Alric and Katherine
Prince and Princess of the Midrealm
Draco Invictus!