Dragon Herald Pale Letter, August AS LII

Greetings

I hope this missive finds you well, and you are finding ways to cool down as we head into the heat of Pennsic. While at War, if you find yourself wanting some shade, the Heralds’ Point is always in need of artists and people to color submissions. We have shade, fans, and a place to charge your cell phone. I would like to congratulate Lady Ragna stórráða Úlfsdóttir, our new Escutcheon Herald. Please send her your heraldic submissions at:

Middle Kingdom College of Heralds

c/o Nicole Turk
13812 York Blvd,
Garfield Heights, OH 44125

We are looking for a new Pale Herald. Dame Alys Katherine wishes to step down after nearly 16 years of service in this important and valuable office. The Pale Herald is  responsible for scheduling Court Heralds, and cross checking the court reports, before they are submitted to the The Pale. If you enjoy organizing and scheduling and are  interested in this office, please email me () and Dame Alys Katherines (). I would like to have a new Pale Herald in place before Fall Coronation.

Also, it is summer out there, folks… stay hydrated!

In Service to the Dragon Thrones and the Middle Kingdom College of Heralds,
Jean Yves de Chierebourg, Dragon Herald

Updated Hate Speech Language

At the Board of Directors July 2018 meeting, the following addition to Corpora was approved and is to be considered effective immediately.

Corpora Article X, Grievances and Sanctions, A. General, Add Section 4:   Hate Speech

Hate speech is not tolerated in the Society. Hate speech is speech or symbols that offend, threaten, or insult individuals or groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or other traits. Such symbols and speech have no essential part of any discussion of ideas and are of so little value to the Society that any benefit that may be derived from them is clearly outweighed by the harm caused. The use by any participant in the Society may result in possible sanctions up to and including revocation of membership and denial of participation.

Please report any possible instances of hate speech to your Kingdom Seneschal, the Society Seneschal or the President of the SCA immediately. For more information about hate speech and the reporting of same, please refer to the Society Seneschal’s Handbook.

Corpora will be updated shortly.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:

SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email .

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

From the Kingdom Seneschal, August, AS LIII

Greetings to the Populace of the Middle Kingdom!

I am in the midst of a policy review and over the next several weeks will be asking for feedback on a variety of issues. Expect to see survey and feedback links on the Seneschal’s page on the Midrealm website (http://www.midrealm.org/). Your input is requested and needed. Topics include officer term limits, required officers, baronial polling, and kingdom event bids. Curia looks forward to your feedback.

Thank you to all of you who volunteer to make all the demos, events, newsletters and webpages, art and practices happen every day. Nothing happens without the efforts of everyone involved.

Thank you.
Caitriona

Society for Creative Anachronism Mission Statement and Core Values

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is an international non-profit volunteer educational organization. SCA is devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, and culture, employing knowledge of history to enrich the lives of participants through events, demonstrations, and other educational presentations and activities.

SCA Statement of Core Values
In pursuing its mission, the SCA is committed to excellence in its programs and activities and to

  • act in accordance with the chivalric virtues of honor and service;
  • value and respect the worth and dignity of all individuals;
  • practice inclusiveness and respect pluralism and diversity;
  • promote a safe and respectful environment for all SCA events;
  • act with transparency, fairness, integrity and honesty;
  • be a responsible steward of SCA resources; and, be committed to maintaining the trust of its members and participants.

It is the expectation of the SCA that its members and participants, in all events and activities of the SCA, willconduct themselves in accordance with these tenets.


Comments may be emailed to . Please use “Mission/Core” in the subject line. Comments may also be mailed to the attention of ‘Attn: Mission/Core’, SCA, Inc., P.O. Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

Commentary will be accepted until June 1, 2018.

Court Reports – April AS LII-May AS LIII

Court report for Their Majesties Cellach and Vukasin, 28 April AS 52 (CE 2018), held at Blackstone Raids in the Barony of Blackstone Mountain, Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Heralded by Eric Jager.
Seneschal was Paulus of Tirnewydd. Done on the field after the last battle.

  • Dragon’s Teeth: House Ev Korku, Red Hammer
  • Dragon’s Tooth: Einarr Ginnfastsson, Sigenandus Blitz, Hosokawa Gentarou Masahiro
  • Gold Mace: Sirius of Cleftlands

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Court Reports, March-April, AS LII

Court of Their Majesties Cellach and Vukasin, 24 March AS 52 (CE 2018), held at Keep Calm & Ceilidh On in Their Marche of Norborough. Heralded by Jerusha a’Laon. Seneschal was Jerusha a’Laon.

  • AoA: Aeschiene Ashgrove, Keith of Grenemere, Choi Minha, Katherine verch Meredyth, Griffin ap Lloyd, Laurentius le Rous
  • Purple Fret: Hraffn Ivarr, Yehoshua ben Abram
  • Silver Oak: Marjoire de ffeyrefeld
  • Evergreen: Elisabetta Foscari
  • Dragon’s Heart: Ingold of Flaming Gryphon
  • Court Barony: Olwen of Buckland

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From the Exchequers, June AS LIII

Greetings and farewell unto the exchequers and populace of the Middle Kingdom,

I want to thank the Kingdom – exchequers, populace, fellow Curia members, and the royalty I have served – for allowing me the privilege of serving as the Middle Kingdom Exchequer over the past two years. Thank you to the group exchequers who have adjusted to the new reporting schedule that was implemented right before I stepped up. Thank you for the work that you do on a daily basis within your groups. I know that it can be a thankless job but I want you to know that you are appreciated.

Thank you most especially to my immediate deputies – the Regional Exchequers and the Kingdom Deputies. The good gentles that have held these roles are the glue that help everything stay together.  They are your pipeline to this office and vice versa.

We accomplished much and I know that I leave the Kingdom in excellent hands with Lady Rhiannon Blaiddwen. I remain in the service of the Crown and Kingdom.

Katalena
Kingdom Exchequer (Outgoing) (more…)

From Their Royal Majesties, June, AS LIII

Greetings to the Noble Populace of the Midrealm!

We want to first thank Duchess Vukasin and Duke Cellach for their exemplary service to the kingdom as King and Queen and for their inspirational guidance while We were their heirs. It is with a heavy heart We bid them adieu and wish their Graces a peaceful and well deserved rest as they retire to their Duchy.

Coronation was a truly grand event and We would like to thank everyone who put in an effort to make it special. The event was a great triumph and the heart and hard work showed through. (more…)

Court Reports, February – March, AS LII

Regency Court of Their Majesties Cellach and Vukasin, presided over by Her Highness Katherine, 24 February AS 52 (CE 2018), held at Pentamere Academy of Defence in Ealdnordwuda.
Heralded by Aindle Odiarmada, Annora. Seneschal was Lucien Featherstone.

  • AoA: Gredechen Lopsengen
  • Cavendish Knot: Horatio Archer, Alonso Del Mana Negro, Jocelyn le Jongleur
  • Purple Fret: Tristan Silvertoes
  • Grant of Arms with Dragon Crest: Jack Black of Flint

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Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences Letter – May, AS LIII

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

I would like to thank everyone who made Pentamere and Midlands Arts and Sciences Fairs successful. Thank you to the Canton of Nordheim and the Shire of Ravenslake for hosting, and to the judges, the entrants, and fair staff for all your hard work. I will start the process of letting people know who is moving forward to Kingdom A&S fair by May 4, 2018. (more…)