Tidings from the Dragon Herald – May, AS LIII

Greetings.

I hope this brief missive finds you in good health and enjoying the warmer weather that is such a boon to our Kingdom.

If you are an event steward and wish to have a consult table at your event, please feel free to contact your local herald, the Shield Herald, or me so that we may be able to help you out. Please consider putting some time aside to volunteer at the Herald’s point at any upcoming wars you may attend. There is always help needed, whether you know something about names or armory or just want to color submissions we need the help.

To all group seneschals listed in the Herald’s report: If you still receive the Herald’s reports but are no longer the seneschal, please accept my apologies. This is a known glitch in the reporting system and we are working to get it fixed, and will be fixed when the report system goes live in the, hopefully, near future.

In Service to the Dragon Thrones and the Middle Kingdom College of Heralds and Scribes,

Jean Yves de Chierebourg
Dragon Principal Herald of the Middle Kingdom.

From the Kingdom Earl Marshal – May, AS LIII

Unto all who read these words, greetings!

I’m happy to welcome Sir Farthegn on as the new KEQ. It’s been an extreme pleasure to work with him as the Midrealm Army general and as a peer with great wisdom and insight.

A hugely important THANK YOU to Mistress Zuriel for all the hard work that has taken place in the equestrian community over the past years and getting the publications written, reviewed, and approved. (more…)

Seneschal’s Letter – May, AS LIII

Greetings unto the wondrous gentles of the Middle Kingdom.

I once again have the honor of serving this kingdom as its Seneschal. First, I wish to thank Master Justice MacArtain for his service to the Kingdom.

It is my plan to find a candidate to step into this role quickly. The full job description will be posted in the June Pale, and I hope to have my successor chosen by Pennsic.

Mistress Cerridwen verch Ioreword is serving as my Law Clerk. Other deputy positions may open in the near future, depending upon the interest of the current deputies to continue in those positions.

Furthermore, North Oaken Seneschal Lord Rickard de Als has requested to relinquish his duties. Therefore, if you are interested in serving as North Oaken Regional Seneschal, and live in the region, please apply to me at before June 1, 2018.

In service to the Middle Kingdom,
Dame Caitriona MacDhonnachaidh

Missive from Their Highnesses – May, AS LIII

Greetings unto the noble populace of the Midrealm

The drums of war can be heard in the East and, as We ready ourselves to take the great responsibility of the Dragon Throne, We also must task the great Dragon to rise and meet the Eastern threat. With that in mind We do make the following announcements. His Grace Edmund of Hertford will lead and train our Belted Champions Team and Baron John the Ox will lead and train Our Unbelted Champions team. (more…)

From Their Majesties – May AS LIII

Greetings to the Middle Kingdom,

We have greatly enjoyed Our time on the Dragon Throne, but it is time for Us to retire.

The Middle Kingdom is a wonderful place, and We have gotten to see much of it. Everywhere We have gone, We have found Midrealmers to be welcoming, helpful, and talented. Our army is strong on every field – armored combat, rapier combat, archery, thrown weapons, and equestrian. Our artisans are among the most talented in the Known World, We have consistently been astounded with their work. We have especially been impressed with Our scribes, one of the truest joys of the Crown is to see the beautiful artwork produced and given freely by the scribes. We would especially thank Our champions and Our staff for their service.

We are leaving the Middle Kingdom in very capable hands. We know that Their Highness, Alric and Katheryn, will lead the Kingdom well. We are deeply proud of the Middle Kingdom.

Cellach and Vukasin

From the Minister of Youth, April AS LII

There are some great things coming this year, and I can’t wait any longer to share them with you!

Lady Artemisia Votera, Dean of Page School, sends greetings and great news!

She writes:

“After much anticipation, it is my extreme pleasure to announce the completion of revisions to the Middle Kingdom’s Page School Handbook. Thank you to all those who assisted in getting this new installment in place. To view a copy of the revised handbook, please visit this link.

Please keep an eye open for classes at events which will review the Page School program and answer any
questions you might have. It will be a wonderful class for parents and youth officers to attend.”

Thank you Lady Artemisia for your hard work! Any questions or comments in regards to Page School can be directed to Artemisia by e-mailing her at . (more…)

News of the Arts & Sciences, April AS LII

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

There are rumors of war this coming summer. Preparation for Pennsic War has started. We will need the artisans of the Kingdom to help win the A&S war point. There are 3 categories: Arts & Studio Crafts, Fiber & Clothing, and Domestic & Pre-17th century Objects. There will no consumables, performances or research papers entered. We will not be using our criteria. However, more details will follow soon as to the rubric that will be used. There will be a team of 10, including allies. Any artisan may enter including Laurels. There will be a display by the artisans who wish to be members of our team at Simple Day. (more…)

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…)