Welcome to our Kingdom!

A Missive from Their Royal Majesties of Æthelmearc:

Unto home bound Aethelmerac do Timothy and Gabrielle send greetings,

Things in the world around us are filled with chaos and uncertainty. We have all seen the horror stories of people hording things and price gouging things, not caring for their fellow man. However, here in the SCA, we see, hear and read story after story of people looking after the people in their community, whether scadian or mundane. It is very reassuring to be shown time and time again the quality of people who make up the circle of friends we call Aethelmearc and indeed the Society.

While there is a small part of us that is sad that the remaining royal progress events we had scheduled have all been canceled or postponed, We would much rather do what is in the best interests of all our members, and indeed the mundane world around us. We have had a phenomenal time serving this kingdom, and know that these decisions are for the best.

Since so many of you have asked, as of now, the plans for Coronation are still fluid. As of now, Coronation still is planned for April 4th, but it will be very limited, but plans may change, so that the event and ceremony can be a grand celebration worthy of them. They have both always served our Kingdom in with every ounce of energy once could ask for, and we hope their special day can be glorious and memorable.

Most of the items on our court dockets will be absorbed by TRHs, but there are a few that they have graciously allowed us to do as regency courts in their name once things return to normal.

Keep doing those things that make Aethelmearc a model of kindness and generosity that we only wish the world around us would follow. We have been honored and privileged to count ourselves amongst your numbers for many years, and will continue to do so until we no longer walk the earthy,

Timothy and Gabrielle

From the Kingdom Seneschal, Mistress Illadore:

Greetings my beloved Æthelmearc!

I would like to remind all Seneschals that their quarterly reports are due March 1st. Please be on time as it assists me putting in my Kingdom quarterly report.

Bids for 2021 Twelfth Night are due by June 1st of this year, with the rotation for Region 4.

I would also like to take a moment to thank outgoing Region 1, Region 2, and Region 3 deputy seneschals, Master Aelric Ravenshaw, THL Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill, and Mistress Kelda Jurgensdocktir, and welcome our new Region 1, Region 2, and Region 3 Deputies, THL Fiachna Mac Cennetig, THL Alîme bint Yorgi, and Mistress Kateryna ty Isaf . Thank you so much. Mistress Kelda will be staying on as my special projects deputy.

I look forward to seeing some of you at Gulf Wars and Donnan Party, which you can find out more about later within the March issue of the Æstel.

Always,
Illadore de Bedegrayne
Kingdom Seneschal

From Their Highnesses Maynard and Liadain:

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.

News From Around the Kingdom:

Society Level Information:

Open Positions at Society Level

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Open Position – Society Chancellor of the Exchequer – Deadline April 1, 2020

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Exchequer. This position reports to the SCA Corporate Treasurer.

Duties and responsibilities:

Compile the Society and its subsidiaries Domesday reports, grouped by state and kingdom, with depreciation breakout, and submission of these reports to the Corporate Treasurer and the SCA Tax Accountant;

Maintain the Kingdom Domesday report template spreadsheets and distribute them each year to the Kingdom Exchequers;

Track NMS fees;

Review quarterly reports on kingdom-level accounts;

Review kingdom and inter-kingdom financial policies to make sure they are in compliance with the Society Financial Policy and to submit revised financial policies to the Board of Directors for approval;

Review Inter-kingdom Event Financial Policies and submit to the Corporate Treasurer and the Board for approval;

Report quarterly to the Corporate Treasurer and the Board of Directors and report the meeting results to the Kingdom Exchequers;

Travel as required to support Kingdom Exchequers, including for training, book reviews, and theft investigations;

Conduct supplemental training of Kingdom Exchequers and assist the training of local exchequers;

Conduct reviews of Kingdom books and ensure Kingdoms are reporting;

Maintain the Kingdom Exchequer email list;

Maintain the SCA-Exchequer email list;

Notify Kingdom Exchequers of any changes in policy or procedure, including consulting with them to develop any necessary new policies;

Maintain the various exchequer handbooks/manuals and republish them at least every three years;

Maintain the various exchequer reporting forms and update them as needed;

Serve as subject matter expert for questions from the Kingdom Exchequers as well as the general populace;

Warrant Kingdom Exchequers and special deputies; and

Communicate with banks where necessary.

The Society Exchequer receives a stipend for their services and will receive a 1099 for tax purposes. Workload will vary but expect to put in an average of 15 hours per week.

Required for this position are dependable email access; dependable phone access; moderate Microsoft Excel proficiency; moderate Microsoft Word proficiency; and the ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing, i.e. in person and via email, phone, and in written reports. Prior experience as an exchequer in the SCA is required; prior Kingdom Exchequer experience is highly desired.

Working knowledge of SCA’s accounting procedures is necessary. Individuals with accounting backgrounds or training are highly desired.

A more detailed position description can be found here: https://www.sca.org/about/positions/exchequer/

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with modern and SCA qualifications, hardcopy to:

Renee Signorotti

Society for Creative Anachronism

P.O. Box 360789

Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

with courtesy copies to resumes@sca.org. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.

Open Position – Society Marshal – Deadline April 1, 2020

Applications for the position of Society Marshal are now being accepted. The position entails administrating the marshallate activities of the Society and coordinating the activities of the kingdom Earl Marshals. Reports are required to be filed quarterly to the Board summarizing the martial activities of the Society and of each kingdom. The Society Marshal is also responsible for holding meetings to communicate with the kingdom Earl Marshals.

The successful candidate must be well versed in administrative techniques, problem-solving, and interpersonal communications. Knowledge of marshallate policy, rules, and procedures are essential. The ability to travel is necessary, as well as having a telephone and e-mail. Knowledge of the traditions and history of the Society is required.

A more detailed position description can be found here: https://www.sca.org/about/positions/marshal/

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with modern and SCA qualifications, hardcopy to:

Renee Signorotti

Society for Creative Anachronism

P.O. Box 360789

Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

with courtesy copies to resumes@sca.org. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.

Open Position – SCA Social Media Officer – Deadline April 1, 2020

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) has had different media channels for decades as the club has grown and changed. We want to continue to provide a consistent form of communication while pushing forward with new methods and channels.

As Society Social Media Officer, you will be working with the SCA Communications Team, consisting of the SCA Communications Officer and SCA President, while managing the Kingdom Social Media Officers, dedicated to distributing announcements, creating content and moderating the social media channels that the SCA uses.

Job Duties:

Develop, create and distribute Social Media content across the SCA Social media Channels.

Coordinate communication and support current SCA Social Media channels with the SCA Social Media Team

Update the SCA on the latest Social media platforms and trends

Moderate and coordinate SCA policies across official platforms with SCA Social Media Team

Regularly collaborate with Society Officers for Known World Events and Social Media Announcements

Create and gather exciting content from across the Known World to distribute on social media channels

Work closely with all Kingdom Social Media Officers to ensure all our Social media platform content follows Social Media Policies.

Develop, create and maintain new innovative improvements with the advancements of the internet and social media to the existing policies of the SCA Social Media as needed.

Job Requirements:

Experience with social media management and social media marketing efforts.

Knowledge of SCA Corpora and Kingdom Cultures

Ability to effectively communicate with cross-functional teams

Availability at odd hours and plugged into social media

Occasional travel

Further information can be found here: https://www.sca.org/about/positions/social-media/

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with modern and SCA qualifications, hardcopy to:

Renee Signorotti

Society for Creative Anachronism

P.O. Box 360789

Milpitas, CA 95036-0789

with courtesy copies to resumes@sca.org. The deadline for applications is April 1, 2020.

Open Position – Laurel Sovereign of Arms – Deadline May 1, 2020

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Laurel Principal Sovereign of Arms (Laurel).

Laurel is the principal heraldic officer of the Society and the head of the College of Arms and is responsible for fostering the study and practice of heraldry, supervising the processing of submissions, and overseeing the heraldic activities of the Known World.

Laurel is an unpaid position, currently requiring approximately 20 hours a week. The position requires considerable tact and patience, armory and onomastic knowledge, supervisory ability, the ability to work within tight deadlines and coordinate closely with Wreath, Pelican, and other staff to produce a Laurel Letter of Acceptance and Return monthly, computer literacy and word processing skills, reliable e-mail and telephone access, and time and ability to travel.

A more detailed position description can be found here: https://www.sca.org/about/positions/laurel/

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, together with modern and SCA qualifications, hardcopy to:

Renee Signorotti

Society for Creative Anachronism

Box 360789

Milpitas CA 95036-0789

with courtesy copies to resumes@sca.org. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2020.

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* There is a new Kingdom Event Rotation listing for 2020-2029 found on the Seneschal Page.

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

* TRH Maynard and Liadain have names Master Illadore de Bedegrayne and Master Emily of Dunhaven as Pennsic Rapier Warlords for Pennsic. Their email forwards are: Master Emily – ae.pennsicrapierwarlord1; Master Illadore – ae.pennsicrapierwarlord2; and to email both simulateously – ae.pennsicrapierwarlord

* 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 Silver Buccle Herald, THL Sophie Davenport, is seeking 12 local heralds and a Region 5 herald. If you are interested in any of these positions, please let her know at ae.herald@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.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for the position of Garnet Herald (Submissions). 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.

* 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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