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 heartfelt well wishes.

Although We are joyful that we are gaining traction in the battle against this plague, We are also sensitive and empathic to the continued hardships, stress and conflict throughout the Known World.  These are exceedingly challenging times and We are here to support you however We can – if even just to listen.

We deeply miss seeing you in person and look forward to gathering again when it is safe to do so.  Until then, We shall continue to join together online for ÆLive, Æthelchat, classes, meetings and the many virtual social gatherings and celebrations.  We are very excited for the upcoming Virtual Æthelmearc Æcademy on July 11, 2020 (new date) and hope to see you in class or at court following the day’s activities.  Please visit www.aethelmearc.org for more details. 

ÆLive has proven to be successful due to the tremendous efforts of Our industrious staff, entertainers, guests, and to you, our audience!  Thank you!  Past shows are available for viewing on ÆTube and We hope you can join us at 7pm on July 18th.  We would encourage YOU to participate in the show by submitting video or photo segments (1-3 minutes) for inclusion in the show.  Email your questions or submissions to: aeliveentertainment@aethelmearc.org .

We remain exceedingly proud of you as well as all we have faced and overcome together.  As Monarchs, We are committed to driving a positive SCA experience despite the current climate and appreciate the incredible efforts of so many of you to do the same. 

Please continue to wash your hands, practice kindness, celebrate one another and inspire each other and the Known World.  You are in Our hearts and Our thoughts.

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

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:

As the Kingdom Seneschal for AEthelmearc, let me say this unequivocally  – racism and prejudice have no place here.

This is a rough period across the country and across our lands. I love how much we have pulled together in this time of the plague and been kind to each other, reaching across the void to be with each other, teaching each other things virtually, etc. There is much joy and goodness in AEthelmearc.

However, we are not perfect. So, let me say it again, in this time of difficulty, and loudly so it will be heard in the back – racism and prejudice have no place in AEthelmearc. While that is an obvious statement to make for when we have events, I want to be clear that it also means virtually and on social media too.

I remind everyone of the SCA’s code of conduct which  include the following tenets: to “act in accordance with the chivalric virtues of honor and service”, to “value and respect the worth and dignity of all individuals”, and to “practice inclusiveness and respect pluralism and diversity”.

I ask that you look deep within yourselves, all of us, Peers, Populace, Royalty, Officers, every last one of us, to think about we can do, individually, to make AEthelmearc an even greater and safer Kingdom for all people.

With love and respect,

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

SCA names
Legal names
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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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