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Welcome to our Kingdom!

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

Their Royal Highnesses Prince Gareth Kincaid and Princess Juliana Delamere

A Missive from Their Royal Majesties of Æthelmearc:

Dearest Æthelmearc,
As we reflect upon the past two years, we are filled with an immense sense of pride and
adoration of Æthelmearc and the SCA. We are grateful for the opportunity to have sat upon the
Sylvan Thrones during such notable times and are both humbled and inspired by the people
of this great Kingdom and beyond. Thank you for your dedication, generosity and passion. We
treasure your support and fellowship as well as the wonderful bonds created as we overcame
and persevered through unforeseeable challenges together.

Vivant to all of you, with a special thank you to those who personally assisted us in fostering
“the Dream” and positivity through both traditional and creative means. As the list is long, we
shall not name names, but you are known, beloved and your efforts cherished (and… many
shall live on in the many episodes of ÆLive within the interwebs!)

While the future is never certain, we look forward to the change of the seasons and embarking
upon a new journey. We rest easy knowing that our beloved Æthelmearc shall continue to
thrive and grow under the experienced leadership of our Heirs, Gareth and Juliana. The Known
World celebrates the continuation of the Sylvan Line and Their place upon the throne.
Please continue to be safe, be kind to one another and yourself. We honor you, will forever
stand with you and look forward to many happy tomorrows.

With love, gratitude and respect,
Maynard and Liadain

A Missive from Their Royal Highnesses of Æthelmearc:

Greetings Æthelmearc,
It is our intention to hold our Kingdom Heavy Weapons Championship on the day of our Coronation at Harvest Raids. This will not be a normal tournament however due to time constraints. Instead, we will be watching the fighting and we will choose a champion from the list field that day. We look forward to seeing acts of valor on the field.
HRH Gareth & Juliana

From the Kingdom Seneschal, Mistress Illadore:




On 27 August 2021, Their Royal Majesties, Maynard von dem Steine and
Líadain ní Dheirdre Chaomhánaigh, the Crown of Aethelmearc, have
issued a Temporary Removal from Participation from the SCA against Amy
Simeister, known in the Society as Constantina Warbler.

We now have heirs and a Coronation!!
Now it is on to Second Crown! (Yes, I totally went there.) I am greatly looking
forward to AEthelmearc getting back on track – but remember, the pandemic
is not over.

I have had several questions about feasts in the past few weeks.
Bottomline – masks are required inside, at all times, by all participants (regardless of vaccination status) at events/practices/gatherings – if you are in an area of high or substantial transmission. As of today, that is all of AEthelmearc. Not a single county in AE is moderate or low in Covid transmission. This means people cannot eat inside, and we cannot have feasts inside. If you are having feast outside (under the stars, in an open tent, under an open shelter), that’s fine – but – be mindful as that means that unvaccinated folks (including all kids under 12) have to eat away from others (or away with their families.) My discussions with Duke Christopher in the past included how Covid-19 transmission has happened while people were eating – and that was pre-Delta, which is even more contagious than the previous strains. I have deep concerns about unvaccinated folks inside, unmasked, with other unvaccinated folks, for extended periods of time. Being together and eating for extended periods of time is pretty much the definition of a normal SCA feast. I know, I don’t like it either. I deeply want to eat with my friends.

This pandemic is terrible – but would be even worse than not having feast is my beloved AE folks catching COVID and getting sick, passing it on to others, going to the hospital, or dying.
Please contact me or the Deputy Kingdom Seneschal for Pandemics ( if you have any questions.
Kingdom Seneschal

We still need to:
Wear masks at *all times* if you are unvaccinated. This includes all children
under 12.
Wear masks indoors, vaccinated or unvaccinated, if you are in an area of
high or substantial transmission, per the CDC.
Use our own individual drinking vessels – no sharing mugs and no water jugs
with tubes.

Please remember to stick to these rules. If someone is at an SCA event, practice,
or gathering in Æthelmearc, they must follow these rules. If they do not or
won’t, even after a polite reminder, please contact the autocrat, seneschal,
or marshal in charge and they should ask the person to leave.
We have had questions about feasts – we can have those now but because of the
current state of COVID-19 transmission in Æthelmearc, as of this writing, all
feasts would have to be outside. If you have any questions about this,
please feel free to contact me or our amazing Deputy Kingdom Seneschal
for Pandemics, Duke Christopher, at
Please stay safe and I hope to see you soon.

Illadore de Bedegrayne
Kingdom Seneschal

Resolution to Lift Suspension of In-Person Activity in the SCA as of June 1st, 2021

On March 23, 2021, the Board of Directors passed the Resolution to Lift Suspension of In-Person Activity in the SCA as of June 1st, 2021 (North America).

Details of the Resolution and its conditions are located here:

On March 23, 2021, the Board of Directors passed the following:

Resolution to Lift Suspension of In-Person Activity in the SCA as of June 1st, 2021  

  I.    Whereas the challenge created by the COVID-19 Global Pandemic demanded heightened safety standards which led to a suspension of in-person activity in North America by the SCA Board of Directors; 
  II.    Whereas the crisis of the Pandemic is being addressed through a combination of social policy, as well as scientific and medical advancements; 
  III.    Whereas the SCA Board of Directors continues to prioritize the health and well-being of the membership and participants of the SCA; and 
  IV.    Whereas the directed suspension of in-person events in North America expires after May 31st, 2021; now, therefore, be it 
  V.    Resolved,  that the SCA Board of Directors lifts the suspension of in-person activity in North America, effective June 1, 2021, provided adherence to the items in this resolution; 
  VI.    Resolved, that all attendees in North America must follow all province, territory, state, and local health guidelines at SCA events. In addition, at all North American SCA events: 
      A.    Masks that fully cover the mouth and nose must be worn by all attendees over the age of 4 at all times and during all activities except for eating and drinking; 
      B.    Court, bardic circles, or any activity that involves voice projection shall also require that masks be worn at all times. Sound amplification devices are highly recommended; 
      C.    No day board, water-bearing, or food of any kind shall be provided by event staff or attendees to other attendees. All attendees must provide their own food and beverages; 
      D.    While consuming food or beverages, attendees are required to remain stationary and follow social distancing rules; 
      E.    No overnight camping  shall be allowed; 
      F.    All events shall be held outdoors; 
      G.    There shall be a maximum of 150 people at any event; and 
      H.    All events shall require preregistration.  
  VII.     Resolved, that the SCA Board of Directors mandates applicable Kingdoms who have determined that it is safe to host in-person events before June 1st, 2021 or who propose any deviation from the above restrictions to request a variance from the Society Seneschal in order to hold the proposed event. The Society Seneschal shall have the authority to grant or deny these requests. These requests will be reviewed by the Board using the same review method used for variances to Corpora; 
  VIII.    Resolved, that small local gatherings including, but not limited to: guild meetings, officer meetings, and local martial activities including archery and thrown weapons shall remain at the discretion of the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal, in accordance with province, territory, state, and local health guidelines. Virtual events as alternatives continue to be a viable option; 
  IX.    Resolved, that enforcement of this resolution will be handled by the Society Seneschal and President of SCA Inc.; and, 
  X.    Resolved, that the SCA Board of Directors commends the hard-working officers, royalty, membership, and participants who have allowed the SCA to continue to flourish virtually as we lift this suspension and transition forward in a manner consistent with recommended health and safety standards.   

The President and the Society Seneschal have been given the responsibility of implementing the resumption of events within the rules above and adjusting the strictures as needed with Board approval. 

As per item (H) in the Resolution, SCA, Inc. has available the Event Module for the mandatory pre-registration process.  All kingdoms are encouraged to utilize this tool. More information will be forthcoming from the SCA Accounting Specialist, Mazelle Attiya.  If you would like to contact her about this available option, she can be reached at

Questions or comments should be sent directly to and or your board Ombudsman.

This is our first step toward the resumption of SCA events.  Working with the corporate officers and with input from the various kingdoms, we will continue to assess the pandemic environment and make changes going forward as needed, either to add further restrictions or relax existing ones as the situation allows.

No matter what safety precautions we put in place, there is no substitute for each individual being educated about the risk to themselves and their loved ones, and making responsible choices to protect themselves and others from this virus.

We look forward to seeing many of you, in person and in garb, as we prepare to begin in-person events again.


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

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:

Kingdom E-Newsletters Available to All – December 1, 2020

During the October 2020 meeting, the Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of the removal of the “paid members only” barrier from the e-newsletter online portal. 

As of December 1, 2020, the paywall will be removed from newsletters, inter-kingdom directory and Board Minutes. This will give all participants and groups the opportunity to explore the rich and abundant history of the SCA. We are hoping these documents can be used as historical references and tools to help us grow the SCA community.

Subscribers to the paper copies of Kingdom newsletters will not be affected by this change.  Your paper subscriptions will continue to be mailed to you in a timely manner.

Newsletters can be found by clicking on this link:

Information on Paid Membership, from

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.

News From and Around the Kingdom:

Their Royal Majesties’ Upcoming Royal Progress Events

Their Royal Highnesses’ Upcoming Royal Progress Events

Upcoming Online Activities

Upcoming Kingdom Events


* Vivant to the following people being named to Kingdom Positions:

Master Jonathan Blaecstan – Sylvan Signet

* 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:
Armoured Combat (7/19) Effective 8/11/19

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Help Wanted

Please check out all open volunteer opportunities on our Help Wanted page.

* Letters of intent are being accept for the position of Kingdom Rapier Marshal. Deadline is December 2021. Please send letters of interest, with your SCA resume, to Their Majesties,  Morein, and

* Letters of intent are being accept for the position of Kingdom Earl Marshal. The deadline for resumes will be September 1st. Please send your resumes electronically to His and Her Majesty, as well as courtesy copies to Mistress Illadore (Kingdom Seneschal) and to me.

* Letters of intent are being accept for the position of Thrown Weapons Region 5 Marshal. Any interested gentles should send letters to as soon as possible.

* Letters of intent are being accepted for the position of Kingdom Exchequer. Any interested gentles should send letters to as soon as possible.

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

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for the position of Chancellor Minor. Any interested gentles should send letters to as soon as possible.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for the position of Regional Deputy Exchequer. Any interested gentles should send letters to as soon as possible.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for the position of Seneschal. Any interested gentles should send letters to as soon as possible.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for the position of Pennsic Chamberlain. Any interested gentles should send letters to as soon as possible.


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