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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

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

From Their Majesties, November AS LII

Greetings to the Middle Kingdom,

We have enjoyed Our recent travels and your wonderful hospitality. The good spirit of Our Kingdom was displayed recently at Rose Tournament in the Midlands region. The event had to shift from an outdoor area to an inside area because of the harsh wind and approaching rain. To do so required the moving of table and chairs in the inside space as well as the relocation of all the Roses and their day camps. With good will and smiles this was accomplished. Everyone lent a hand and the event was relocated in quick time so the tournament could begin. We were very impressed by Our people and think this behavior displays what the Society and Middle Kingdom are all about.

This is not the only time We have witnessed this behavior, it is just the most recent example. We frequently see Our citizens assisting those in need, whether in Our Kingdom or in other lands. It is commonly said in the SCA we can have the family of our choice, and we are all fortunate to have such a caring and loving family.

We are excited to have Heirs added into Our family. We hope you will come join Us at Crown Tournament if you are able. And We trust that you will welcome Our heirs as warmly as you have welcomed us.

Cellach and Vukasin

Middle Kingdom Royal Archery Challenge

In an effort to encourage the prowess of Our archers, We will be sponsoring an archery competition. It is our hope that scores will be submitted through the Midrealm Archery Scores page. We will announce the victors at Spring Coronation.

We thank Master Dougale MacAlestyr for his assistance in creating the shoot. He tells Us that much of the research in this hasty document is attributed to Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf OL, OP of the West Kingdom

Good shooting
Cellach and Vukasin

Middle Kingdom Royal Archery Challenge

Separate divisions for hand bows and crossbows and for Greenwood and populace archers (four total divisions – populace hand bow, populace crossbow, Greenwood hand bow, and Greenwood crossbow).

Shoot will run from Fall Coronation (September 23, 2017) to a week before Spring Coronation (in other words the shoot will end on Sunday April 29, 2018)

Scores will be collected via the Mid Realm Archery Scores site. The score site will be available shortly (more…)

Cellach & Vukasin – Plans for the Reign

Greetings to the Middle Kingdom

In several days We will see many of you at Our Coronation. As such, the time has come to talk some about what Our plans are for Our Reign. First though, We want to thank William and Isolde for Their service as King and Queen. They have worked very hard and We hope to be able to serve as well as They have.

First, We will call for fealties from Our Peerages and the Populace during Court at the following events. If you wish to swear fealty and are unable to attend one of these events find Us and We will either add fealties to the Court List, or have you swear outside of Court. Here are the events:

  • September 23 – Coronation (during morning court)
  • October 21 – Crown Tournament
  • October 28 – Red Dragon
  • November 3 – Grand Day of Tournaments
  • November 11 – Crystal Ball

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From TRH Cellach & Vukasin – Tournament of the Arts

A Tournament of the Arts (ToA)

Let it be known to all and sundry that We, the Crown of the Middle Kingdom, being stalwart supporters of the talented craftsfolk who create such magnificent works of art and inspiring acts of science, are minded to create a new forum for the display of the same—namely, a Tournament of the Arts.

Much like the Chivalry and the Defenders of the Kingdom strive to test the mettle of unbelted warriors through their respective tournaments, the Laurels of the Kingdom shall challenge all artisans to assemble and bring their finest work for evaluation, critiques, and admiration.

Understand that this is not a competition; this is a new endeavor to allow Laurels and artisans to connect and discuss their shared passion for the arts.

The TOA is a new platform for artisans to gain word-fame for their research, craftsmanship and ambition. Come and impress Us, our Order of the Laurel and your fellow craftsfolk! (more…)