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Their Sylvan Majesties King Timothy of Arindale and Queen Gabrielle van Nijenrode

Their Sylvan Highnesses Prince Titus Scipio Germanicus and Princess Anna Leigh

A Missive from Their Royal Majesties of Æthelmearc:

Greetings From Their Majesties Sven and Siobhan,

Æthelmearc, rejoice, for Spring has arrived! The icy winds of the Ice Dragon have faded, and Spring is in the air. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and camping weather is upon us!

We have already seen this at Our Blackstone Raids, in April, where the weather was beautiful, and the sun shined all day. Our cousins from the Midrealm brought a mighty force to the field and We were proud to see Our army doing their best to bring honor and glory to Æthelmearc.

Luckily, we have yet another opportunity at War Practice to dust off the winter chill and practice our melee skills before the Tyger of the East comes to Our lands in August.

With Spring also comes change, and Our Kingdom is no different. At the writing of this missive, Crown Tourney has yet to pass but looking at Our Crown list of combatants and consorts, rest assured Æthelmearc, we will be in good hands.

And looking to the future, We would like to announce that at Pennsic, Æthelmearc’s court will be from 6 pm – 9 pm on Tuesday, August 7th and the Kingdom party will be on Thursday, August 9th, from 8 pm – 10:30 pm. We hope to see many of you at both.

As a closing thought, We ask that you take the time to thank all the scribes and calligraphers who volunteer their time and talent to give away pieces of art to, at times, complete strangers, all for the love of the Kingdom. We, for one, are much appreciative, and Our kingdom is richer for them.

We hope you all have a glorious Spring and We look forward to meeting you all on Our travels.

Ad Gloriam Æthelmearc!
King Sven and Queen Siobhan

From the Kingdom Seneschal, Duke Christopher:

Great officers— About half of have communicated to me regarding the state of your Policies. Please make sure that the policies for your office are in line with the Society Governing Documents and forward them to me so that I may review them and present them to the Crown. If you have done this within the last two years, please let me know as well.

Seneschals– there have been revisions to the Society Seneschal policies. Please make sure that you have the most current version of the Seneschal Handbook from the Society for your reference. Also, long these same lines, please remember, that if you are having an event, that you MUST post the SCA bullying and harassment policy.

From the Society Minister of Arts & Sciences:

Greetings from the Society Minister of Arts and Sciences,

I am looking for bids for the following events for 2019 & 2020:
• Known World Arts and Sciences Symposium
• Known World Brewing Symposium
• Known World Cooks and Bards
• Known World Costuming Symposium
• Known World Dance and Music Symposium
• Known World Fiber Arts Symposium
• Known World Metal & Glass Symposium

Information for submitting bids can be found here: http://sca.org/officers/arts/

I’m also not opposed to breaking some of these up or other combinations. I know that Costuming has been combined with Rapier several times and that Dance hasn’t always had Music attached to it. If you have other disciplines that you’d like to submit for, I’m good with that too (except Scribal because that’s included with the Heralds on an annual basis).

Deadlines: For any Known World event in 2019, the deadline is July 31, 2018. For any Known World event in 2020, the deadline is December 31, 2018.

Yours, in Service & Art,
Seigneur Etienne Le Mons d’Anjou
(Richard A. Le Mons)
Society Minister of Arts and Sciences

Upcoming Royal Progress Events

Upcoming Events

Announcements

* The deadline for the September Æstel will be July 25.

* There is a new Society Harassment and Bullying Policy, which can be found at http://socsen.sca.org/the-sca-harrassment-and-bullying-policy/.

* Their Royal Majesties are seeking medallions and largesse to be given to the populace as recognition and gifts.In order to inspire those who wish to contribute to come forward, two competitions shall be held. One will be at Pax Interruptus on July 7, to be judged by His Majesty, and the other at Bog Three Day on July 14, to be judged by Her Majesty. All are encouraged to participate or to consider contributing by giving items of largesse and/or medallions to members of the royal staff.

* The new Æthelmearc Fighter Data Roster is available at http://authclerk.aethelmearc.org. Any questions or comments can be sent to Mistress Maria Christina de Cordoba, Kingdom Authorization Clerk, at ae.authorization@aethelmearc.org.

*If you are interested in helping with Their Royal Majesties’ Royal Wardrobe, please contact Elska a Fjarfelli and Hrolfr a Fjarfelli, Mistress and Master of the Royal Wardrobe. Their contact information is listed at TRM’s Website.

King Sven and Queen Siobhan have announced that Æthelmearc has been chosen to exchange gifts with the Kingdom of the Meridies this Pennsic War. This is the chance for all the artisans of Æthelmearc to join together to show what we can do! ANY ART is welcome! If you have an idea, have questions, or have items to donate, please contact Meisterin Felicity Flußmüllnerin at ae.pennsicgiftexchange@aethelmearc.org.

There is an immediate need for a new Kingdom Historian and an opening for a Webminister for the Historian’s Office. There is also an opening for a Webminister for the Chronicler’s Office. If you are interested, please email our Kingdom Chronicler at ae.chronicler@aethelmearc.org.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Kingdom Seneschal. The 2-year term starts at Coronation in Fall 2019. If you are interested, please email resume.seneschal@aethelmearc.org.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Kingdom Chronicler. The 2-year term starts in November 2018. If you are interested, please email resume.chronicler@aethelmearc.org. Letters are due by August 15, 2018.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Æthelmearc Youth Combat Marshal. The 2-year term starts in September 2018. If you are interested, please email ae.youthfighting@aethelmearc.org and resume.earlmarshal@aethelmearc.org. Letters are due by July 20, 2018.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Kingdom Archer General. The 2-year term starts in September 2018. If you are interested, please email resume.archery@aethelmearc.org.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Webminister for the Sylvan Signet’s Office. The 2-year term starts in September 2018. If you are interested, please email both signetwebminister@aethelmearc.org and AESignet@gmail.com. Letters are due by August 15, 2018.

* Their Royal Majesties, Sven and Siobhan, have announced that Æthelmearc’s mighty army will support the noble Dragon of the Middle Kingdom against the Lion of the East.

* Sir Arnthor Inn Sterki has been named Æthelmearc’s Warlord for Pennsic. He can be contacted at ae.pennsicwarlord@aethelmearc.org. Duchess Dorinda Courtenay has been named Æthelmearc’s Fencing Warlord for Pennsic. She can be contacted at ae.pennsicfencingwarlord@aethelmearc.org.

*The Kingdom Signets, Mistress Antoinette de la Croix and THL Shirin of Susa, are requesting scroll blanks for Kingdom Awards. If you are able to help out, kindly let them know at ae.signet@aethelmearc.org.

* There are new Authorization Forms found on the Authorizations Clerk page.

* There are new Event Submission and Update forms found on the Event Submission Form page.

* Information regarding the icons found in event announcements can be found in the Icon Guide.

* There is a Frequently Asked Questions page on this site. Please see if your question is listed here.

* The following Kingdom Policies have been updated. Please check the new policies on the corresponding officer’s page:
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