Officers

From the Kingdom Exchequer, February AS LII

Greetings unto the exchequers and populace of the Middle Kingdom,

As the new year begins, changes come to the Middle Kingdom…

I began my term as Middle Kingdom exchequer in May 2016, and, as the year 2018 arrives, the end of my term is heralded. I will step down from this position in May at the Coronation of Their Highnesses, Alric and Katherine. I am happy to announce that we have, as a Curia, chosen a strong candidate to succeed me – Lady Rhiannon Blaiddwen. Lady Rhiannon is the current Barony of Red Spears exchequer and has a wealth of modern world experience that ensures that the Kingdom is in good hands as I step away. Please assist me in welcoming her! (more…)

Kingdom Seneschal’s Missive, December AS LII

Greetings, Midrealm,

As the time for change comes, we see officers changing over or preparing to change. Opportunity comes in many forms to serve the Kingdom and Society, and if you look to the Job Board in this issue of The Pale you will see the ways you can help. Many hands make light the work, and without our officers doing their jobs, we would not have an SCA to play in. (more…)

From the Kingdom Earl Marshal, re: Equestrian Activities

Unto all whom read these words, greetings.

The Middle Kingdom is fortunate to have “the horse capital of the world” in its borders. Across our great kingdom we are blessed with 4-H fair grounds, county fairs with rodeos, and state and national parks that all cater to horse activities. The horse has had a huge impact on medieval culture, warfare, idea exchange, farming and many other aspects of medieval life. The Marshals have been reaching out to many current SCA horse owners, trainers, horse enthusiasts, some with frustration, some with safety concerns but most expressing a huge love for our kingdom and horses. It was also felt necessary to wait until the end of the riding/equestrian season to implement any changes for the upcoming season. (more…)

Exchequer’s Missive, November AS LII

Greetings unto the exchequers and populace of the Middle Kingdom, A few announcements…

• A new draft of the Middle Kingdom Financial Policies is being reviewed by the Curia. The new version has been rewritten to be more reader-friendly. There have not been significant changes to existing policy; however, there has been clarification and expansion of some of the sections. With Curia approval, it will be forwarded to the SCA Board of Directors for review and approval and then posted for public use. (more…)

From the Dragon Herald – Outgoing

Greetings unto the populace of the Middle Kingdom from Konrad Mailander, Dragon Herald,

One last missive as Dragon Herald before I pass the office to Jean Yves.

His Lordship Damian Nihthauk is the new Shield Herald, taking over for Jean Yves as he steps up as Dragon. Shield is the office responsible for seeing organizing consulting and submission points at large events.

I will be taking back the office of Rouge Scarpe Herald for the time being. Rouge Scarpe is the external submissions herald for the Middle. Rouge Scarpe makes decisions on heraldic submissions at the Kingdom level and creates the External Letter of Intent for those items that move on to Society level. We are still looking for someone to take this office longer term. If you are interested in serving the College of Herald in this role let me know.

It has been a pleasure serving the Kingdom in this role. Thank you all for the opportunity. Good luck to Jean Yves, may he find it as fulfilling as I did.

Konrad Dragon

Kingdom Exchequer’s Letter, October AS LII

Greetings unto the exchequers and populace of the Middle Kingdom

By the time you read this, we should have had the first of our regional exchequer meetings at Harvest Days (South Oaken). If you were not able to attend, but will be at one of the other scheduled regional meetings, please feel free to attend. If you are not able to attend any of the five meetings that are scheduled this fall, please contact me to make other arrangements. (more…)

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…)