Official Missives

Letters and Notices from Kingdom Officers

Letter from Their Majesties, April AS LII

Greetings to the Middle Kingdom.

Our thanks to all who joined Us at Gulf Wars this year. We hope that you enjoyed the War as much as We did and that you had a safe trip home. We could not be more proud of all of you. Our archers, artistans, and warriors are known throughout the Society for their skill, courtesy, and teaching.

In the coming weeks We will be investing Lord Áindle Ó Diarmada and the Honorable Lady Alianor bat Asriel as the next Baron and Baroness of North Woods at It Takes My Child to Raze a Village. Our thanks to Maximilian and Gwenllyen for the their service. Later, We will be investing Sir Ulrich Halfdan Ulfsson as the next Baron of Shadowed Stars at Three Saints and Tournament of Defense. We would thank Fergus and Maggie for their service as founding Baron and Baroness. We have long believed that being a Territorial Baron or Baroness is one of the hardest positions in the Society, and both couples did an exemplary job of guiding their barony.

We hope to see you at an event soon.
Cellach and Vukasin

From the Middle Kingdom Chronicle, April AS LII

Greetings, all!

My term as Middle Kingdom Chronicler is at a close, and I want to express my gratitude to everyone that I worked with during this time. I want to thank all of the local and baronial chroniclers who are keeping the records and history of the Midrealm safe. I especially want to thank the regional chroniclers (Kirsten, Jahanara, Muriel, and Elena) for keeping tabs on things in their regions. Your
help and vigilance is greatly appreciated. A special thank you to Mistress Genoveva, who took over the thankless task of producing The Pale every month. Finally, I cannot thank Mistress Genoveva and Mistress Marissa enough for selecting the William Blackfox Award entries for the Midrealm last summer while I was on medical leave. (more…)

Exchequer’s Letter, April AS LII

Greetings unto the Exchequers and populace of the Middle Kingdom

As my time in office grows short, my successor, Lady Rhiannon Blaiddwen, and I would like to invite all interested individuals to send their applications for the following offices:

♦ Deputy Kingdom Exchequer for the College of Heralds:
Responsible for cash management and reporting for the MK College of Heralds

♦ Deputy Kingdom Exchequer for PayPal:
Oversees the ePay system in the MK including training exchequers and reservationists, sending invoices and receiving payments, reconciling the PayPal and registration records for events.

♦ Deputy Kingdom Exchequer for Training:
Offers exchequer training classes and classes to other officers and the populace throughout the Middle Kingdom on a regular basis. Classes should be offered in every region of the Kingdom at least once every six months allowing for full warranting of new exchequers.

♦ South Oaken and Pentamere Regional Exchequer:
Oversee the timely reporting (monthly and event) of groups in the region, collect and review monthly and event reports, act as a resource for group exchequers. (more…)

From Their Royal Highnesses, Concerning Crown Tourney

Greetings to the populace of the Middle Kingdom!

In a few months We will be ascending to the Dragon Throne of the Middle Kingdom.

The first duty of a Sovereign is to see to the care and future of the Kingdom. As such, We must secure Our heirs. We will be holding Our Crown Tournament on May 27, 2018, in the the Shire of Mynydd Seren. The tournament will be fought as a standard double elimination. Each round will consist of one fight. The finals will be best three out of five bouts, with no repeating weapon forms. The highest on the Order of Precedence will choose the first weapon form to fight with, and the consort of the loser of each consecutive round will choose the next weapon form. (more…)

The A&S Minister’s Letter, March AS LII

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

I would like to thank everyone who made Northern Oaken Arts and Sciences Fair successful. Thank you to the Shire of Falcon’s Quarry for sponsoring it, and to the judges, the entrants, and Fair staff for all your hard work.

Remember, the goal of the Regional Arts and Science Fairs is for constructive feedback. The goal of the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Fair is for competition. I am looking forward to seeing all the great entries that are following Arts and Sciences Fairs:

  • March 10 – Southern Oaken – Marche of Winged Hills
  • March 31 – Constellation – Barony of Sternfeld at Better War through Archery
  • April 14 – Pentamere – the Canton of Nordheim
  • April 21 – Midland – the Shire of Ravenslake

(more…)

From Their Royal Highnesses, March, AS LII

Greetings unto the most noble populace of the Great Middle Kingdom!

We hope that this missive finds you in great comfort, basking in the joy of revelry and friendship from this seasons’ Yule and Candelmas celebrations. As you warm your hearts and feet by your glowing hearths and sup cups of mulled wine to ebb away the chill of the winter’s grasp, know that peace is fragile and, as the sun warms and chases the cruel fingers of winter, so does it fan the flames that does incite the blood to boil and set the Dragon’s face with grim visaged war. Already do We shine our helmets and mail, sharpen Our spears, axes and swords in preparation to follow the King and Queen of the Dragon, Cellach and Vukasin, as They march South to lend aid and arms to our allies. To the Men-at-Arms, Knights, support staff and all members of the populace who travel with Their Majesties, We send Our heartfelt gratitude. Know that We too shall stand the field providing Our broken bodies as ransom should Their Majesties have need. (more…)

From Their Royal Majesties, March AS LII Letter

Greetings Midrealm!

The days have been growing longer and warmer. That can only mean one thing — it’s Gulf Wars time! We have long been looking forward to leading Our troops to the lands of Gleann Abhann for a week of battles, classes, camaraderie, and shopping. With the recent hurricanes in Trimaris and Ansteorra, those two Kingdoms have decided to combine forces this year. With an eye towards maximizing fun and keeping the sides even, it has been decided that the Kingdoms will figure out the sides on site at Gulf Wars. We’ve been working on some other plans for Gulf Wars – things such as paying the army in coin, pickup melees, and a few other secret plans. We ask you to don a Pale and journey south with Us.

One of the privileges of the Crown is to issue proclamations that carry weight for the duration of Their Reign. We issue such a proclamation. The swastika is to not be used by any subject of the Midrealm.

We look forward to seeing you and the future fun we will have together.

Cellach and Vukasin

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