Official Missives

Letters and Notices from Kingdom Officers

Royal Missive of their Incoming Majesties for May 2015

Honored greetings unto the populace of the Middle Kingdom.

When We contemplated fighting in Crown Tournament, I wondered what I had to offer this great kingdom. We see all around Us so many folks doing selfless service, or creating spectacular creations of art or science. What I do seems so selfish and small in comparison. I realized my gift of skill in the tournament list allows Me to earn this position where We may be the ones who can recognize all these great talents. In this way, We hope to be your worthy servants. (more…)

Missive from Their Royal Majesties, Cadogen and AnneMarie

Greetings and love to the greatest Kingdom in the Knowne World.

This is Our final missive to Our noble populace. It is with much joy and sadness that We write to you all upon this day. This past year has been filled with laughter, wonder, hard work, and tears. We have seen people and places in this Kingdom that We never imagined prior to Our ascension to the Dragon throne.

But seasons change, and so the blessing and the burden of the crown must pass to Our most capable and worthy heirs, Their Highnesses Ragnvaldr and Arabella. We have every confidence that they will continue to highlight the excellence and vast talents that this Kingdom possesses. Give them your love and support as you did for Us.

We would like to thank Our faithful staff. We could not have been more blessed than to have folks like them keeping the stables and Our castle in order over these many months and many miles. Our success is their success. We would have been lost without them.

To our populace: A simple thank you seems inadequate. The Royalty in this Kingdom are fortunate to have the love and support of Her people. You are the dreamers. We were privileged to see the luster of the dream through your eyes, and it has strengthened Our love of this Kingdom and Society.

Our Homeland calls to Us. It is time for Us retire to Our estate on the eastern plains. We know that the kingdom is well in hand.

Draco Invictus, Draco Eternus.

Cadogan Tsar

AnnMarie Tsaritsa

Official Missive – Their Royal Highnesses – March

Greetings!

Unto the beloved populace of the Middle Kingdom come greetings from your Prince and Princess.

Sitting the Dragon Thrones is a lofty goal. It is also a position requiring great effort, as the Royalty are the highest servants of the People. If this is a position you would seek to gain for yourself and your consort, present yourselves before Us as participants in Our Crown Tournament on May 24, 2015. The following are Our requirements for Our Crown Tournament.

For both combatant and consort:

  • You must possess a minimum of an Award of Arms, or equivalent.
  • Provide to Us a recommendation from a Peer of Our Realm, unless the combatant or consort is already a Peer.
  • A boast, to be presented by your herald, as you are called before Us. It is to be no longer than 20 seconds.

For combatants:

  • No obvious modern equipment or clothing exposed.
  • No weapons over six feet in length.
  • No war shields. We expect you to take the field using the shield with which you would normally fight in tournaments.

The tournament will begin after a pool tournament to narrow the number of combatants down to 16, or down to 32, if more than 32 are present. After this, it will be a standard double elimination tournament. Upon narrowing the field to two combatants, the finals will be the best of three passes. The first two passes will be matched weapon styles. The style of the first pass will be chosen by the lower-ranking combatant; the second by the higher-ranking combatant. The final pass, should it be needed, will have each combatant choosing their own weapon style. Our kingdom has had many honorable Crown Tournaments due to the comportment of the individual combatants and consorts, both on and off the field. We are looking forward with anticipation to once again witnessing this worthy display.

There is another display that will be happening at Our Crown Tournament event for which We are equally excited to see. Kingdom Arts and Sciences will be taking place on the May 23, 2015, the day before the tournament. Join Us in marveling at the remarkable creations of our wonderful artists.

Your servants,

Ragnvaldr III

Prince

 

Arabella III

Princess

Official Missive – Their Royal Majesties – March

Greetings and salutations to the people of the mighty Middle Kingdom from Their Majesties, Cadogan and AnnMarie.

As the icy grip of winter begins to lighten, We welcome home all of those who made the journey to Gulf Wars with Us. We hope that your time there was enjoyable and safe. We look forward to hearing the stories of war and merriment.

Next, as most of you have heard, the Board of Directors has gathered in an emergency meeting and voted to include a new peerage to the SCA. This new peerage is for rapier and cut and thrust activities, and those elevated will be known as Masters of Defense.

This is truly an exciting time to be in the SCA, and We know that there will be many watching and waiting to see how this new peerage is unveiled and develops to further serve the dream within the Kingdom and the Society.

We realize that things are changing, but we believe that change can sometimes be for the good. As always, we appreciate the faith that Our populace puts in us to care for your hopes and dreams. All we do, We do to serve the greater glory of the Society and Dragon realm.

Draco Invictus.

Cadogan
Tsar

AnnMarie
Tsaritsa