Update to the Armored Combat Rules (re: butt spikes)

Greetings to the armored combatants of the Middle Kingdom –

The following changes to The Midrealm Armored Combat Fighter and Marshal Handbook v. 12.1 are to be considered effective immediately. They will be added to the handbook in the next revision, however, having been published here are to be considered official rule changes and will be enforced as such.

Section VIII.A.15:
“Weapons under 48” (1.22 m) or greater than 7’ 6” (2.29 m) in length may have either a thrusting tip or a butt spike, but not both at the same time.” shall be amended to read:

“Weapons under 48” (1.22 m) may not use a butt spike. Weapons greater than 7’ 6” (2.29 m) in length may have either a thrusting tip or a butt spike, but not both at the same time.”

Section VIII.B:
“Weapons that shall be used in one hand shall have the following requirements:” shall be amended to read :

“Weapons that shall be used in one hand, and are defined as being 48” or less in total length, shall have the following requirements:”

Yours in Service,
Sir Gregoire, KEM

June Electronic Edition of The Pale Available to Subscribers

CoverJune2015Let the word go forth that the electronic edition of the June issue of The Pale, the official newsletter of the Middle Kingdom, is available to download by those readers who have purchased a sustaining or international membership in the SCA.

The June issue features a cover photo of Their Majesties at Coronation provided by Master Phillip the Pilgrim.

Included in the June Issue are: (more…)

Kingdom A&S Entrants

The following is a list of the names of the entrants whose entries advanced to Kingdom A&S Faire. If your name is on this list, you should have received an email from for confirmation. (more…)

Archery Tournament at Spring Crown Tourney

Greetings from the archery staff for Spring Crown Tourney. You are being sent this missive to invite You or Your chosen archery champion to a tournament of champions to be held at Spring Crown Tourney.

This tournament is being held to showcase the arts, skill and chivalry of the people who are the proclaimed leaders of the archery community. As this tourney will occur in the midst of the regular events of the day, to better present the champions to the populace heraldic display is highly encouraged. (more…)

March Heraldic Decisions for the Middle Kingdom

Greetings unto the populace of the Middle Kingdom from Konrad Rouge Scarpe.

The March Heraldic Letter of Acceptances and Returns has been published. Here are the decisions for the Middle Kingdom. Official notification will come out shortly to the submitters from the Opinicus Pursuivant, Jean Yves de Chierebourg. Look for an email form ; if you have items in submission you may want to add it to your address book as we have occasionally had issues with spam filters grabbing them. Please make sure to follow the link in the email as that lets us know that you have received the notification. (more…)

Feast at Spring Crown Tournament

Please join us for the fresh tastes of spring which will accompany the selections of the new heirs to the Dragon throne at the Crown Tournament Feast. The menu selections are based off an actual late-14th or early-15th century dinner held in honor of “In Festo Sancte Trinitatis In Cena” (or the Feast of the Holy Trinity) which falls at the end of May, or the first half of June, eight weeks after Easter. This feast features the new spring delights, cold dishes, and fresh foods, which clearly shows cooks took advantage of the availability of fresh produce and other grocery items typically available during this time of the year. Seating available for 64 guests, pre-register or tickets available at the door until sold out! (more…)

Their Majesties Announce the Crown List

To all Our good people. Read now, the list of combatants for Our Crown Tournament. Within this list are your next Prince and Princess:

Combatant – Consort
Duke Palymar of the Two Baronies – Captain Magrat Catte
Duke Dag Thorgrimsson – Duchess AnneMarie de Garmeaulx
Duke Edmund of Hertford – Duchess Kateryn Bronwyn of Gloucester
Sargeant Kith von Atzinger – Countess Tangwystl
Count Tarquin the Red – Countess Aibhilin
Earl Lutr ulfskjald – Countess Tessa of Wight
Count Lucien Phillipe deBordeaux – Countess Catarina de Bruyn
Sir Straum von Bairzog – Baroness Ute von Munchen
Sir Ixtilixochitl – Maestra Margherita Alssia, called Ghita
Ser Nikolai Grigorevich Petrov – Mistress Serena Kimbalwyke
Sor Ustad Hasan al Hajjii – Lady Rowen Hen Enaid
Sir Lothar Nachtschatten – Baroness Hadley Kinzel
Syr Kjartan Eikbrandrson – Litil-Grevinne Isgerdr Gulkarr
Syr Gunnar Redboar – Baroness Finepopla La Brewstere
Sir Farthegn Rinksson – Baroness Colette du Pree
Baron Edward Brackenburye – Mistress Milesent Vibbert
Master Zygmunt Nadratowski – Baroness Maddie McRae
Syr A’Kos of Roaring Wastes – Lady Bella Roisin OCoilleain
Sir Robert Downey – Baroness Constance Ignien Chonchobar
Captain Dyderich Wolfhart – THL Paula Tait Ryan
THL Bjarg Kormaksson – al-Shyka JahanAra bint al-Yehya amat al-Hafeeza al-Shyka
THL Gilebert le Braceeur de Dijon – THL Helena Sibylla
Captain William Rayne – Lady Christianna Aedammair

In service,
TRM’s Ragnvaldr III and Arabella III