Official Missives

Letters and Notices from Kingdom 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…)

Midrealm Court Reports – December AS LII

Court of Their Majesties Cellach and Vukasin, 2 December AS 52 (CE 2017), held at Christmas Tournament in Their Barony of Fenix. Heralded by Dmitrii Zhirov. Seneschal was Marissa von
Atzinger.

Field Court:
AoA: Fujiwara no Yuuko

Silent Court:
AoA: David Truehart

Evening Court:
Dragon’s Treasure: Matilda Ulfsdottir
Dragon’s Barb: Clive Fletcher, Wilhelm von Glier
Red Company: Joan della Torre
Purple Fret: Frigga Vilhjalmrsdottir, Malcolm of Blackheath, Cedric Adolphus
Willow: Rose de la Cumbe
Laurel: Rannvæig ørrarmr Eskilskona
Pelican: Finepopla Gunnarswif (more…)

From Their Majesties, Jan-Feb AS LII

Greetings Midrealm!

We hope your days are filled with warmth and glad tidings. Recently the days have been cold, rather frozen, but We have found warmth in the company of new friends and old.

We thank the Barony of Northwoods for hosting Kingdom Twelfth Night and Countess Serena for organizing Our Tournament of the Arts. We were once again reminded of the talent and range of the Our Midrealm Artisans. We think this bodes well for the upcoming Arts and Sciences Fair Season.

Looking forward, We are excited about the upcoming Tournament of Chivalry at Val Day and the Baronial transition there. We hope you come out and test the skill of Our Chivalry.

Stay warm and safe!
Cellach and Vukasin

Midrealm Court Reports – October-November AS LII

Court of His Majesty Cellach, 28 October AS 52 (CE 2017), held at Day of Discovery Gives you RUM, in His Shire of Cuil Cholium. Heralded by Damian Nihthauk, Waldetrudis, Conan. Seneschal was Peter Grau.

Royal Augmentation (lamp of knowledge): Verena Wirtin Zen Ente
Purple Fret: Aveline de Ceresbroch, Cecily O”Donell
Silver Oak: Brisi Thorgrimsson, Gwydion Glyndwr
Willow: Violante do Porto
Dragon’s Heart: Waldetrudis von Metten, Johannes von Narrenstein, Cerridwen nic Alister (more…)

From the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences, January AS LII

Greetings from Sofya Chyudskaya Smolyanina to the good people of our kingdom! As we wrap up one year and look ahead to the next, here are many exciting new developments I wish to share with you.

First, the Spring A&S Faire approaches—and in addition to the new A&S rules (which you can find on the KMOAS website), we have revamped all the criteria. My biggest advice to entrants is to read the criteria carefully, especially for those of you who are familiar with the older versions and want to be aware of any changes in your chosen categories. Here are some main points about the changes: (more…)

Using Amazon to support the Society

Greetings unto the Populace of the SCA,

As 2017 comes to a close, we wanted to update you on our partnership with the AmazonSmile program. As of November 2017, AmazonSmile has donated an additional $880.68 to the Society For Creative Anachronism, Inc. for the period of July 1 to September 30.

The total received from AmazonSmile since July, 2014 totals $8,304.48.

It is your continued participation in this partnership that has made it a great success. For those of you already participating, we send you a big thank you. We appreciate your continued support of this partnership and SCA Inc.

For those who haven’t heard of the AmazonSmile program, here is the original announcement: (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 Their Hignesses, December AS LII

Greetings unto the Middle Kingdom from Alric and Katherine, new Tanist and Tanista of the great Dragon Kingdom.

We would first like to thank their Majesties Cellach and Vukasin for allowing Us to compete in their Crown Tournament. It was a great honor to stand the field with so many stout warriors and shining examples of inspiration. The tournament was fantastic, not just to fight in, but also as a spectator. Each and every combatant and consort who inspired them showed everyone great pageantry, prowess, inspiration and honor. We would like to thank Her Excellency Epona Brodin and the Barony of Carraig Ban for hosting such a grand, exciting and well-run Crown Tournament.

As the harvest is collected, and the winter months come, We look forward to supporting our King and Queen Cellach and Vukasin in all that They do, and We are especially honored and humbled to serve as your Prince and Princess.

Draco Invictus!

In Service,
Alric and Katherine
Prince and Princess of the Midrealm

From Their Majesties, December AS LII

Greetings to the Middle Kingdom,

Our deepest thanks to the Barony of Carraig Ban for hosting Our Crown Tournament. We were impressed with the comportment of both the combatants and their inspirations. The tournament was well-fought and We are very pleased to have Alric and Katherine as Our Heirs.

Mistress Halla has stepped down as the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences. She has Our thanks for her work in the office, most especially for her work on revising the criteria for the A&S faires. Sofya Chyudskaya Smolyanina has agreed to serve as interim KMOAS. We thank her for agreeing to serve in this capacity.

We look forward to seeing many of you in Our upcoming travels.
Cellach and Vukasin

Arts & Sciences News, November AS LII

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

We are finally ready for the Spring Regional A&S Faire Season. All the Faires that have been scheduled are listed on the KMOAS page at Midrealm.org. All the Criteria have been reviewed, and many corrections and changes have been approved. The new set of Criteria will be available on December 1, 2017. Make sure you are familiar with the rules for this year! I know many of you are hard at work on projects that will become entries in the Faires this year. I’m looking forward to seeing all the amazing things and seeing the research and exploration that is going on all over the Kingdom!  (more…)