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Welcome to our Kingdom!

A Missive from Their Royal Majesties of Æthelmearc:

Unto the good Gentles of Æthelmearc do Arnthor and Ceirech, King and Queen, send warm Greetings in Our final Royal Missive.

Our time on the Sylvan thrones will soon end, but there is still much to do over the next three weeks. Gulf Wars is upon Us! As We write this We hastily prepare. For on March 9th We will be heading south. We look forward to sharing this adventure with you and know that the talent and skill of all who make this journey will bring great renown to Our Kingdom. We look forward to activities that will allow Æthelmearc to shine and to the opportunity to connect with Our cousins of the Known World. We anticipate much pageantry and many gatherings with a lot of merrymaking.

Upon Our return, We hope to see everyone at the Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon on March 25th. And then Our time as your King and Queen will end with the coronation of our exceptional Prince and Princess, Andreas and Kallista, on April 1st. Whom we know will do a magnificent job. It has been a tremendous honor to serve as your King and Queen. We have met so many incredible people, created new friendships, and reconnected with many more.

We have felt great joy in the elation of Gentles as they have been recognized in Our courts. We have witnessed the depth of talent in Æthelmearc that continually inspires Us to try new
things and to push past our comfort zones. We’ve also witnessed the hard work and dedication it takes from so many to make this Kingdom run, put on an event, make a feast, set up a court, and so on.

We have seen Æthelmearc’s resilience, strength, and heart. We deeply appreciate all of you and are so thankful to you for what you do. You build and maintain the dream and you are doing it fantastically.

Thank you for your time and support in helping Us during Our reign. We step down with renewed wonder and full and grateful hearts. May the coming of Spring see all of you well, fully back to what you love to do, and readying yourselves for the Wars on Our own land.

In Service to the Dream,
Arnthor and Ceirech,
Rex et Regina

From Their Royal Highnesses, Andreas and Kallista, with regard to Crown Tournament:

Noble Populace,

With the current membership issues with SCA online services, WE want to make sure everyone receives this missive.

In a few short months, WE will require heirs. Our Crown Tournament will be held on May 6th 2023 in the Shire of Sylvan Glen. WE encourage all who have the heart and desire to sit the Sylvan Thrones, to submit your letters of intent no later than thirty days prior to the tourney. Consorts must be present. We would like to see a reasonable level of participation within the kingdom from both combatant and consort. For the combatant, no visible modern sports gear. For the victor of our tournament, it must be understood that due to mundane commitments our only options for your coronation will be the traditional date of September 16th or alternatively the 30th.

As Always In Service,
Prince Andreas & Princess Kallista

Mistress Illadore From the Kingdom Seneschal, Mistress Illadore:

Greetings AEthelmearc,

Spring is coming. This means we are moving towards a more active season and I recommend you spend a little bit of what is left of winter fixing your gear, working on your mending, perfecting your arts – and double-checking your authorization and blue cards, and making sure you’re up to date. The worst time to try and update your blue card is in line for Troll – or when you’re walking up to the MOL and realizing your authorizations expired last week.

The SCA has also rolled out an easier way to sign up for background checks. As Pennsic is coming up soon and we will most definitely need more assistance with youth marshals and youth programs, please consider getting your background check sooner rather than later. To start the process, simply email the Kingdom Seneschal, with a brief reason why you need a background check, and we can begin the process.

Finally, my Warrant as Kingdom Seneschal expires at the end of October. I am calling for letters of intent, which will be due by April 15th. Please email myself at, and the royalty at I recommend including your SCA resume, as well as your mundane one. Being Seneschal of this amazing and glorious Kingdom has been incredibly worthwhile, as well as being a labor of love. If you are interested in the position but have questions on what it is like, please do not hesitate to reach out to me and ask.

Thank you so much and stay safe,
Illadore de Bedegrayne
Kingdom Seneschal

From the Archivist, THL Catherine:

Greetings Sylvan Æthelmearc!

By the hands of Their Majesties and our diligent Seneschal, I have undertaken the role of Archivist/Secretary of Waivers for our good Kingdom. I hope I am equal to the task and can do it the justice it deserves.

Due to the heartbreaking nature of the previous Archivist‘s departure, I do not have access to any emails other than between January and October 2022, nor paper or digital files or databases of any nature (with the exception of waivers from Pax Interruptus 2022, Bacon Bash 2022, and the Hunters Home Election 2022 – those have been received and logged, thank you).

As such, I will need the following from any and all who may have them:

Waivers waivers waivers! Calling all waivers!

Event and meeting waivers for Non-Members, Minors, COVID releases.

If you hold an office and/or deputy-ship within the Kingdom, your Barony, Shire or Canton -= and have to sign a warrant with a term limit =- please email me with your most recent warrant so that I can log and save it for Kingdom records.

I’m currently running on the information on the Kingdom website, and some of the term expiration dates appear to have passed. Within the next few days I will be sending reminders to those whose dates are passed.

If you have, in the past, sent something that the Archivist/Waiver Sec must maintain… please forward it to me (and just let me know what it is, so that I can add it to my records appropriately).

Any digital files can be emailed to: and if you have hard copies you’d prefer to mail, please contact me directly for my mailing address.

With my thanks for your patience as we restart our Archiving Endeavors, I remain,

In devoted service,

THL Cathering O’Herlihy
Deputy Seneschal
Archivist/Secretary of Waivers


Kingdom Announcements

* Documents needed to be posted at all SCA functions are here:
   – SCA Bullying & Harrassment Poster
   – SCA COVID Event Sign

* 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.

Society Announcements

Information on Paid Membership, from

The Signorotti Membership Assistance Fund:

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to seriously affect our members and their families.  In response to suggestions from our community, the Society has set up a donation fund to support those participants who may find it difficult to continue their memberships. 

Information can be found on the Society Website

If you would like to donate to this fund, please visit this same link above and scroll down to the Donations information.

Kingdom E-Newsletters 

The Kingdom Newsletters portal moved locations in February 2023. Please go here to see the current newsletters

At this time, we are awaiting a link to the past newsletters. Please stay tuned for this information.

Help Wanted

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

 * The Kingdom Signet, Master Jonathan Blæcstan, is 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 Regional Deputy Exchequer. Any interested gentles should send letters to as soon as possible.

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for the position of College of heralds Paypal Deputy. Any interested gentles should send letters to

* Letters of Intent are being accepted for the position of Branch Reports Deputy. Any interested gentles should send letters to

* The Kingdom Signet is position is up for renewal. He is accepting Letters of Intent for Kingdom Signet. Please send an email to if you are interested in applying.

* Baron Snorri skyti Bjarnarson, Captain of the Guard for Her Royal Highness Kallista, is seeking gentles to be part of the Queen’s Guard. Please fill out the form found at if you are interested.

* The Sycamore Herald, Ronan Ó Conaill, seeks Voice Heralds to help with Crown Tournament. No experience is necessary. If you are interested, please contact him at

* Pennsic Volunteer Opportunities are listed on the Help Wanted Page.

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