Welcome to our Kingdom!

A Missive from Their Royal Majesties of Æthelmearc:

Unto all who read these words, do We, Maynard and Liadain, King and Queen of Glorious Æthelmearc, send greetings and warm wishes.

August would normally bring a call to War and a celebration of one of our greatest events, Pennsic. We, like you, long for the days when we may once again gather, but We take solace that our collective responsible actions now will dictate a better future for all.

These are difficult times, as more events are cancelled, and uncertainty continues to plague the lands. We applaud you for adapting and embracing the Virtual SCA and for finding new ways to connect and remain engaged. However, We also recognize things are simply not the same and the weight that carries. Please continue to be kind to one another and try to think the better, before the worst, of friends, family and fellow SCAdians. We are a passionate people and the current climate pushes emotions to run higher than ever – occasionally resulting in misunderstandings of intent.

We are so very proud of this Kingdom and the example you have provided. Please continue to be considerate, practicing patience, discretion, and tolerance. Try to celebrate joy, even the smallest sparks of light, rather than dwelling on negative. We know this can be a challenge, but also know you are up to the task and We are here to support you in whatever way We can. We are stronger together!

While the future is unknown, We continue to be hopeful and shall continue to do what We can to promote a positive SCA experience. Please continue to join Us for ÆLive and also check out: #AERoamingRoyals (information included lower on this page). We would love to have some adventures with you!

For Æthelmearc, We Remain,
Maynard and Liadain
Rex et Regina

#AERoamingRoyals

M&L Mini Roaming Royals PicGreetings unto the populace of Æthelmearc,

Although unable to physically gather within Our Sylvan Lands at this time, We still wish to make an appearance wherever you may be. So please take this opportunity to decorate your own set of Royalty and take Us with you on your various undertakings. Snap a picture of Us joining you on a quest, whether it be a simple undertaking, or more involved.

Tag your images or videos via social media on the SCA Æthelmearc Facebook Page or your own personal page using #AERoamingRoyals so that We may enjoy the many ventures of Our friends far and wide.

If you are interested in being included in a possible future ÆLive segment, then please also send pictures to aeliveentertainment@aethelmearc.org

Most of all, have fun with this! We wish wholeheartedly that We could be with you in person. Until then, show Us what We could be up to out there.

Find Us here: http://trm.aethelmearc.org/roamingroyals.html

A Royal Missive with Regard to Pennsic:

Noble populace, after much deliberation and consideration, Pennsic 49 will be postponed until 2021. We understand that this is disappointing and upsetting on many levels, for many reasons, however We fully support this decision.

The health and safety of our community, including the staff and hosts of this epic event, are of utmost importance. Please join us applauding the Pennsic Mayor, his staff and Kingdom Seneschals who were tasked to make this difficult call. Know that the horns of War will be heard again – this is but a delay. We will look to the future and will celebrate all that we continue to overcome.

For Honor, Glory and Æthelmearc,

Maynard and Liadain
Rex et Regina

From the Kingdom Seneschal, Mistress Illadore:

Greetings my beloved Æthelmearc from your Kingdom Seneschal –

I have some good news – Duke Sir Christopher Rawlins, mka Dr. Chadd Nesbitt, is once again a Deputy Kingdom Seneschal. In particular, he is my Deputy Kingdom Seneschal for Pandemics. For any Seneschals or Marshals with questions regarding Æthelmearc and COVID-19, please do not hesitate to contact him at pandemic@aethelmearc.org. His Grace is happy to assist with any questions regarding how to stay safe in the SCA at this time.

On that note, please continue to be diligent and prudent regarding SCA gatherings and practices. Please pay attention to what is going on locally and in your area when deciding on whether or not to have a gathering. I highly recommend that if you are going to have an activity, that it be a small outdoor activity (where you’re not breathing on each other) and diligently wearing masks, covering both mouth and nose. Some areas in our Kingdom have unfortunately seen a rise in positive tests and cases, so it is prudent that we scale back our activities in those areas. Again, we should think about getting back to SCA activities as a dial that we can turn up and down, not an on/off switch. We absolutely do not want SCA events to become super spreader events.

Finally, I am still so excited for all of the e-SCA classes and events we have been having online. I know that many feel overwhelmed about trying to keep up with all that’s going online – please don’t be. Most classes and events are being recorded for posterity and you can look at them (or not) when you feel up to it.

Hope you all are well and I hope to see you all soon,

Love
Illadore

From the Kingdom Seneschal with Regard to Fighting and Fencing:

Greetings from from Your Kingdom Seneschal,

After consultation with Their Royal Majesties, the Deputy Kingdom Seneschal for Pandemics, and the Kingdom Earl Marshall, we are halting all fencing and heavy fighting (and any variant thereof) in AEthelmearc until August 30, 2020. This decision will be reviewed at that time (or possibly before) and if Their Majesties, the Kingdom Seneschal, the Deputy Kingdom Seneschal, and the Kingdom Earl Marshall agree, we will re-open fighting in AEthelmearc.

Obviously, this is not what we were hoping for. Sadly, our numbers and positivity rates across all three states (and across the U.S.) are going up. And the most important thing is that we keep our members safe.

Stay safe.
Illadore

Information on Paid Membership, from SCA.org:

Update on SCA Membership Status Effective July 1, 2020:

We are sorry to have to report that as of July 1, 2020, we will no longer be able to leave expired memberships open as if they were current memberships. The corporation has reached a point where it needs to resume normal financial processes. Read the full notice here.

Gifting a Membership:

There has been an extremely generous response from our members, wanting to gift memberships to people in need.

If you would like to gift a membership for a specific individual, please download and follow these instructions.

From Their Majesties Maynard and Liadain:

* Please note that at Coronation Their Majesties Maynard and Liadain noted that their form for entrants will remain open at this time.*

Greetings unto Æthlemearc from Maynard and Liadain, Heirs to the Sylvan Thrones.

While the rule of King Timothy and Queen Gabrielle is undoubtedly strong and prosperous, the Sylvan Line must be ensured. As is our duty and honor, we would encourage all to attend our upcoming Crown Tournament to be held on May 2, 2020 in the Barony of Thescorre. It is our greatest wish that all who are willing and able endeavor to participate, witness and be present for this most auspicious day in the history of Æthelmearc. The continuation of the Kingdom and succession of the Crown lay in your hands. The victor should be tested on the tournament field by every valiant and honorable combatant that Our skilled Kingdom has to offer. All combatants from novice to Knight are urged to take up arms.

It would please us greatly to host a grand tournament with a large number of combatants to truly showcase the prowess and chivalry of Æthelmearc. We will limit those requirements outside of Kingdom Law to the following:

  • Prospective consorts must be present at the tournament.
  • Each combatant and consort must display a banner during the grand procession.
  • Combatant couples are to be announced by a herald for the grand procession.
  • All modern armor and equipment must be covered. This includes modern sports equipment, company logos, bright colored or blatantly plastic armor, etc. These may be worn but concealed with a heraldic tabard, surcoat or similar covering. Modern footwear is acceptable if disguised or understated (ie. black or brown).

Please also review the section of Kingdom law listing requirements (included below in the expandable box). Contact us if you have any questions regarding any of these requirements. Be mindful that letters of intent must be postmarked or received by the Crown no later than 30 days prior to Crown Tournament. Confirmation of receipt will be provided as received. Please contact us via email if you have any concerns.

Letters of intent must include the following elements for both entrants: SCA names, Legal names, Postal Addresses, Telephone numbers, E-mail addresses, Proofs of membership, Age (proof to be supplied at Crown Tournament) and Proof of current authorization for Combatants. We would also request that the preferred titles of both fighter and consort are included in letters of intent to ensure accuracy and promote pageantry (ex. Lord, THLady, Baroness, Sir, Mistress, etc.) There is also an online Letter of Intent Form available at https://ae.scaforms.org/view.php?id=53372.

Our mailing information:
TRH Maynard and Liadain
c/o Michael and Deidre Biondo
3208 Rachelle Dr.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
ae.prince@aethelmearc.org  ae.princess@aethelmearc.org

We would also like to announce that Our first Curia will take place the Sunday morning of War Practice at 10:00 am. We will publish an agenda online prior to the event. We are very much looking forward to the upcoming months and hope to see many of you in Our travels.

For Æthelmearc,
Maynard and Liadain
Prince and Princess

 
Kingdom Law: Requirements for Crown Tournament

Below are the applicable sections of Kingdom Law, which apply to both the combatant and consort.

Please click the title to expand the section.

Article III: CROWN TOURNAMENT REQUIREMENTS

III-100
Entrants in this section of Law are defined as the combatant and consort entering Crown Tournament.

III-200
All entrants in the Crown Tournament must be members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

III-300
All entrants in the Crown Tournament must be 18 years of age or older as of the date ofCrown Tournament.

III-400
The withdrawal of either entrant from the Crown Lists shall automatically eliminate both from that Tournament, except as provided below in paragraph III-1100. Either may withdraw at any point in the Tournament by notifying the Minister of the Lists.

III-500
In order to be eligible to fight or be fought for in Crown Tournament, a person must be a subject (as defined in Corpora) of Æthelmearc for one year immediately prior to Crown Tournament and be able to demonstrate a reasonable level of participation in Æthelmearc during that period.

The Crown may waive the above requirements if the entrants are subjects of the Kingdom and able to demonstrate to the Crown’s satisfaction by their own words or by recommendation of peers of the Kingdom that they have sufficient familiarity with Kingdom Law and customs and an acceptable level of participation.

III-600
Letters of intent must be sent to the Crown.They must include the following elements for both entrants:

SCA names
Legal names
Addresses
Telephone numbers
E-mail addresses
Proofs of membership
Age (proof to be supplied at Crown Tournament)
Proof of current authorization for Combatants

To facilitate complete letters of intent, a form is available on the Kingdom website as well as from the Crown and the Seneschal on request.Prospective entrants are encouraged but not required to use this form to ensure a complete letter. Letters of intent must be mailed, e-mailed, or hand-delivered to the Crown no later than 30 days prior to the Crown Tournament.

The Kingdom Seneschal shall verify eligibility as defined in the Bylaws and Corpora.

III-700
No person shall enter the Crown Tournament without intending an honorable attempt to compete for the Crown.At the discretion of the Royalty whose Crown it is, the Kingdom Officers who administer Crown may step aside and have their emergency deputy administer the Tourney, so they may enter. In the event a Kingdom Officer should win Crown, the Law regarding Emergency Deputies and office succession will apply.

III-800
The entrants must be acceptable to the Crown or Their representatives.

III-900
No person fighting in or being fought for in Crown Tournament may administer the Crown Tournament.

III-1000
Any two people may champion each other in the Crown Lists (hereinafter referred to as a combatant couple so long as neither is championed by any other person.

III-1100
If one member of a combatant couple is removed from the Crown Lists for marshallate infractions or any infractions of the Rules of the Lists, both members are ineligible to continue in that Crown Tournament. If one member of a combatant couple voluntarily withdraws as a combatant in the Lists, the MOL and Marshal will confer with the withdrawing member to determine if they are also withdrawing as consort or if the other member may continue in the Lists. If the participant withdraws both as fighter and consort, both shall be ineligible to continue in that Crown Tournament.

III-1200
The preferred method of Crown Tournament is a double-elimination format.

III-1300
The winner of the Crown Tournament and the winner’s consort become the new Heirs to the Throne of Æthelmearc. They are each entitled to the Title of Crown Prince or Crown Princess, as appropriate to the individual’s persona.

III-1301
Upon ascending to the Throne, They may rightfully be acknowledged as Monarch and Consort with alternate Titles as appropriate to the dignity of the Throne.

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* Letters of Intent are being accepted for the position of Cornelian Herald (Deputy Herald). The position opening is to finish the remainder of the current term, which ends at Spring Crown 2021. Any interested gentles should send letters to resume.herald@aethelmearc.org with a cc to ae.garnet@aethelmearc.org as soon as possible.

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