Welcome to our Kingdom!

A Missive from Their Royal Majesties of Æthelmearc:

Greetings From Their Majesties Sven and Siobhan,

Our Kingdom is in grief, We all are affected by the loss of Our Crown Prince Titus Germanicus. Our sympathy and support for Her Highness is absolute.

In times like this when we are affected by sorrow, it is sometimes hard to keep going, but We know that His Highness enjoyed meeting friends at, and taking part in Our events. By continuing to make Our events a fun, relaxed, and learning experience We all honor Him, so let’s meet at events and take part in the activities.

In an initiative to show Our communal sorrow, There will be strips of black fabric to be worn as armbands available at the Hospitality tent in the Royal encampment, Those who want to can pick one up during Pennsic War and wear as they see fit.

For the Pennsic war, the setup and tear down of the Royal encampment will require volunteers, We hope many will come and help out at the first Sunday of peace week, and on Friday of war week.

And for the whole war, We hope many will volunteer to the many necessary tasks that needs to be done, and most importantly, that We all should be good to each other and treat each other with respect!

We wish those in Our Kingdom that will be at Pennsic a good war.

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 Seneschal – Updated SCA Statement of Core Values:

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

SCA Statement of Core Values

In pursuing its mission, the SCA is committed to excellence in its programs, communications 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, will conduct themselves in accordance with these tenets.

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 comments@lists.sca.org.

From the Society Seneschal – Updated Mission Statement:

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

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, focused on Western Europe and its cultural contacts, and employing knowledge of history to enrich the lives of participants through events, demonstrations, and other educational presentations and activities.”

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 comments@lists.sca.org.

From the Society Seneschal – 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 comments@lists.sca.org.

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

Call for Applicants – Deputy Society Marshal for Youth Combat:

The Deputy Society Marshal for Youth Combat serves as the subject matter specialist and adviser to the Society Marshal for the disciplines of Youth Armored Combat and Youth Rapier Combat.

The DSM Youth Combat shall:

  1. Report to the Society Marshal quarterly.
  2. May, with the concurrence of the Society Marshal, appoint such assistants as prove necessary.
  3. Advise the Society Marshal on necessary rule changes, interpretations and issue clarification for the Youth Martial Handbook and other SCA policies as they apply to youth martial activities.
  4. Communicate with the responsible officers of each kingdom which have established Youth  Armored Combat and/or a Youth Rapier Combat programs to ensure the flow of information on policies and developments in their areas of responsibility.
  5. Communicate with other Society officers as necessary.
  6. Complete such other duties as assigned by the Society Marshal.

Candidates should be experienced in marshaling either Youth Armored Combat or Youth Rapier (If selected, you may appoint a special deputy for the discipline you are least familiar with).The successful candidate must be well versed in administrative techniques, problem solving, and interpersonal communications. Knowledge of marshallate policy, rules, and procedures is essential.

Deadline for applications is August 31, 2018.

Applications are to be sent to  Master Alan Gravesend, Society Marshal (marshal@sca.org) and Master Nyilas Kazmer (youthcombat@sca.org).

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:

SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

Tragic News

To Our Grieving Kingdom and to those who were lucky to call HRH Titus a friend and chosen family.

As stated earlier, information about His Royal Highness has been trickling in. What is now known is that Their Royal Highnesses where visiting the Kingdom of Outlands and attending their Event, Battlemoor. His Highness became short of breath after fighting and sought medical attention. He was then transferred to the local hospital where tests where done and it was found that he had a blood clot in his lungs which caused him to have a cardiac arrest and pass from this world, despite the ER personnel’s best effort. Her Royal Highness was by his side the entire time.

I spoke to HRH Anna Leigh at length and she is doing as well as she can under these circumstances. The Kingdom of Outlands has been amazing and have assisted her with everything she may need. She asked me to thank the Kingdom, and the Known World, for the outpouring of support, prayers, and love. She apologies for not being able to respond or to post something herself due to the poor reception on site and in the area she is in but she wants everyone to know she is appreciative.

As more information comes in, we will make sure to pass it along. I know many have asked about a GoFundMe page or ways to help. It is still too soon to know the needs of Her Royal Highness and we will inform the Kingdom and the Known World as soon as we see an opportunity to help.

And just as a reminder, we ask that you please respect HRH, Anna Leigh by giving her the space she needs while she is going through this difficult time.

Any questions or concerns may be directed to Ourselves (ae.king@aethelmearc.org & ae.queen@aethelmearc.org) or the Kingdom Seneschal, Duke Christopher Rawlyns (ae.seneschal@aethelmearc.org).

In Service to Aethelmearc
Siobhan, Queen

From Her Highness:

Titus has always been the one with words, but it’s up to me now. Yes, I will carry on with the reign. There’s never been a choice; this is what he wanted. We had already started our awards docket, invested in opportunities & growth for our loved artisans, martial participants, and noble volunteers. By seeing this through I make our dreams together come true, bring honor to his name, and serve his legend.

I will learn to let family, friends, and the society help me. I will do my best to serve with kindness, grace, and love.

There will be sadness, but there must be twice as much joy to remember him by. He loved fighting, conducting court and the honor of giving awards. While many of you knew his lighter side, he was an introspective man who put a lot of thought into his actions. Wearing the crown was a job, the best job he would say, but a job. It’s a commitment and a duty. He took it seriously and I do too.

The best way to honor him is to celebrate the positive impact he’s had on the society. Remember how fun the SCA can be. Enter Crown tourney, let us dance at 12th night court, go attend an event in a foreign kingdom. Set a goal and work diligently towards it. Try to understand others, forgive and be generous.

For many I will see you at Pennsic. At his memorial you will have the opportunity to write in a book and share your memories. A few of us will speak, but mostly this is a wake – this is for you to tell your own stories to each other and laugh at some of the outrageous antics I can’t believe he got away with.

Another place I encourage you to share memories is in the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/225785121370179/ We will all try very hard not to cry, but to raise our glasses and toast the man that just might have been #themostinterestingkingintheworld.

Upcoming Royal Progress Events

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Announcements

No bids were received for Kingdom 12th night. If your group is interested in hosting, please put a bid together as soon as possible and submit it to the Kingdom Senschal at ae.seneschal@aethelmearc.org.

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

* 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.

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 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.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Siege Marshal Deputy under the Earl Marshal. The 2-year term starts in Fall 2018. If you are interested, please email resume.siege@aethelmearc.org.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for Social Media Deputy under the Seneschal. The 2-year term starts in Fall 2018. If you are interested, please email ae.seneschal@aethelmearc.org. Letters are due by November 1, 2018.

* 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.

* Maighstir Uilliam MacantSaoir (known as Liam) is Æthelmearc’s Pennsic Volunteer Coordinator. There is a Facebook Group for Æthelmearc Volunteers at Pennsic located at https://www.facebook.com/groups/178617056162559. If you would like to volunteer some time at Pennsic, or need to reach Maighstir Liam, please email ae.pennsicvolunteercoordinator@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.

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