Officers

From the Kingdom Minister of A&S – October AS LIII

Greetings to the people of the Middle Kingdom from Máistreacht Una.

There is a new Kingdom Competition called A Distant Mirror. It will be taking a place at Coronation on September 29 in Howell, Michigan. A Distant Mirror is a contest, a snapshot of objects from history. Hold a mirror to an ancient object and bring it to life. Create a piece of history that looks, tastes, or sounds as if it came from a time in the distant mirror. Use a picture, illumination, or written description as your inspiration. The goal is appearance, taste, sound of a brand-new thing. Judging will be based on appearance, taste, or sound. What to use and how you created your piece will not be considered in the judging. The link to register and send in your information is https://goo.gl/forms/Ox07LZpkvVyFRR5m1

Their Royal Highnesses of the Middle Kingdom, A’kos and Bella, will also host a display of the largesse given by the people of the Midrealm at Their Coronation on September 29th . Registration for the Largesse Display is https://goo.gl/forms/I52kqOGGf6MA3bUJ3. We will be having a Largesse Displays at future coronations. (more…)

New Kingdom Website

Greetings!

You may have heard rumblings and rumors that a new version of midrealm.org is coming soon. These rumors are TRUE! I am happy to announce a redesigned website and services site that will make doing the business of the Kingdom easier, information will be searchable, and reduce the number of passwords and accounts everyone maintains. The new site is going to be live by September 29th, 2018 (Coronation weekend). (more…)

From the Kingdom Seneschal, August, AS LIII

Greetings to the Populace of the Middle Kingdom!

I am in the midst of a policy review and over the next several weeks will be asking for feedback on a variety of issues. Expect to see survey and feedback links on the Seneschal’s page on the Midrealm website (http://www.midrealm.org/). Your input is requested and needed. Topics include officer term limits, required officers, baronial polling, and kingdom event bids. Curia looks forward to your feedback.

Thank you to all of you who volunteer to make all the demos, events, newsletters and webpages, art and practices happen every day. Nothing happens without the efforts of everyone involved.

Thank you.
Caitriona

From the Exchequers, June AS LIII

Greetings and farewell unto the exchequers and populace of the Middle Kingdom,

I want to thank the Kingdom – exchequers, populace, fellow Curia members, and the royalty I have served – for allowing me the privilege of serving as the Middle Kingdom Exchequer over the past two years. Thank you to the group exchequers who have adjusted to the new reporting schedule that was implemented right before I stepped up. Thank you for the work that you do on a daily basis within your groups. I know that it can be a thankless job but I want you to know that you are appreciated.

Thank you most especially to my immediate deputies – the Regional Exchequers and the Kingdom Deputies. The good gentles that have held these roles are the glue that help everything stay together.  They are your pipeline to this office and vice versa.

We accomplished much and I know that I leave the Kingdom in excellent hands with Lady Rhiannon Blaiddwen. I remain in the service of the Crown and Kingdom.

Katalena
Kingdom Exchequer (Outgoing) (more…)

Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences Letter – May, AS LIII

Greetings from Mistress Una Wynifreed Berry to the people of the Middle Kingdom,

I would like to thank everyone who made Pentamere and Midlands Arts and Sciences Fairs successful. Thank you to the Canton of Nordheim and the Shire of Ravenslake for hosting, and to the judges, the entrants, and fair staff for all your hard work. I will start the process of letting people know who is moving forward to Kingdom A&S fair by May 4, 2018. (more…)

Tidings from the Dragon Herald – May, AS LIII

Greetings.

I hope this brief missive finds you in good health and enjoying the warmer weather that is such a boon to our Kingdom.

If you are an event steward and wish to have a consult table at your event, please feel free to contact your local herald, the Shield Herald, or me so that we may be able to help you out. Please consider putting some time aside to volunteer at the Herald’s point at any upcoming wars you may attend. There is always help needed, whether you know something about names or armory or just want to color submissions we need the help.

To all group seneschals listed in the Herald’s report: If you still receive the Herald’s reports but are no longer the seneschal, please accept my apologies. This is a known glitch in the reporting system and we are working to get it fixed, and will be fixed when the report system goes live in the, hopefully, near future.

In Service to the Dragon Thrones and the Middle Kingdom College of Heralds and Scribes,

Jean Yves de Chierebourg
Dragon Principal Herald of the Middle Kingdom.

From the Kingdom Earl Marshal – May, AS LIII

Unto all who read these words, greetings!

I’m happy to welcome Sir Farthegn on as the new KEQ. It’s been an extreme pleasure to work with him as the Midrealm Army general and as a peer with great wisdom and insight.

A hugely important THANK YOU to Mistress Zuriel for all the hard work that has taken place in the equestrian community over the past years and getting the publications written, reviewed, and approved. (more…)

Seneschal’s Letter – May, AS LIII

Greetings unto the wondrous gentles of the Middle Kingdom.

I once again have the honor of serving this kingdom as its Seneschal. First, I wish to thank Master Justice MacArtain for his service to the Kingdom.

It is my plan to find a candidate to step into this role quickly. The full job description will be posted in the June Pale, and I hope to have my successor chosen by Pennsic.

Mistress Cerridwen verch Ioreword is serving as my Law Clerk. Other deputy positions may open in the near future, depending upon the interest of the current deputies to continue in those positions.

Furthermore, North Oaken Seneschal Lord Rickard de Als has requested to relinquish his duties. Therefore, if you are interested in serving as North Oaken Regional Seneschal, and live in the region, please apply to me at before June 1, 2018.

In service to the Middle Kingdom,
Dame Caitriona MacDhonnachaidh

From the Minister of Youth, April AS LII

There are some great things coming this year, and I can’t wait any longer to share them with you!

Lady Artemisia Votera, Dean of Page School, sends greetings and great news!

She writes:

“After much anticipation, it is my extreme pleasure to announce the completion of revisions to the Middle Kingdom’s Page School Handbook. Thank you to all those who assisted in getting this new installment in place. To view a copy of the revised handbook, please visit this link.

Please keep an eye open for classes at events which will review the Page School program and answer any
questions you might have. It will be a wonderful class for parents and youth officers to attend.”

Thank you Lady Artemisia for your hard work! Any questions or comments in regards to Page School can be directed to Artemisia by e-mailing her at . (more…)