IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW:
COVID-19 case: There was a positive case of COVID-19 at Push for Pennsic on July 9.
Baronial property inventory deadline: Sunday, July 31, is the deadline to turn in paperwork pertaining to the baronial property inventory. Members holding baronial property must sign a contract, per the SCA Board of Directors. This does not include officer regalia or items stored at the meeting site. Contact our seneschal, Lady Claricia.
Pennsic Break: July 20 is the last baronial meeting before Pennsic. Meetings resume on Aug. 24. See below for more Pennsic-related announcements.
There will be no dessert revel in July.
The Aug. 31 revel will be an ice cream social. Everyone who attended Pennsic is encouraged to bring class handouts to share. Bring lawn chairs.
THL Jolicia atte Northclyfe is organizing supplies of plates, napkins, serving and eating utensils, etc., that will be stored at the meeting site for the group’s use at dessert revels. Please contact her if you have items to donate.
(Emails for all officers are listed on the officers page of the baronial website.)
Arts and sciences on July 20: Scroll cases will be finished; helpers are welcome. Dame Elizabeth will teach a class on Roman necklaces. See the baronial calendar on the website and MOAS Mistress Angharad Ferch Tangwystl for details.
Social media: Photos are needed for our Instagram feed. See social media officer Hrafnkell Inn Raudi Eykelsson.
Baronial tent: Helpers are needed to erect the baronial tent on the battlefield. Time/day/location are TBA.
Musters: Cleftlands armored, rapier and archery combatants will march as separate groups to their fields of combat. Time/day/ muster location are TBA.
Opening ceremonies: This event is 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Midrealm Royal encampment. Wear Cleftlands colors.
Baronial group photo: Time/day/place are TBA.
Elevation: The elevation of Brangwayn Snowden will take place during Midrealm court, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.
COVID-19 policies: Attendees are expected to bring their own water (no more communal water coolers) and masks. If COVID rates go up, stricter rules will be put in place. Please see the “COVID” section of the Pennsic website, on the main page, for details. Pennsic.org
Nebble Hunt: The Nebble Hunt – in which Cleftlanders hide Nebbles in their camps and steal other people’s Nebbles – will happen this year at Pennsic. See Baron Pietro and Baroness Aurelia to sign up your camp and get the rules. Nebbles will be delivered to camps at the start of Pennsic. Whoever ends War with the most Nebbles wins bragging rights!
War Points: War Points can be earned for doing service, teaching and attending classes. Populace War Points are tallied and can help Midrealm prevail over the East Kingdom. Seehttps://www.pennsicwar.org/WarPoints for details.
Makers Guild: Help is needed for a decals project at the July 20 meeting. See Lord Macro for details.
Armorers Guild: This guild meets most Thursdays in Berea. The host requires that participants be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to attend. See Baron Calum for details.
Archery Guild: Practice sessions are being held on some Sundays from 4-6 p.m. in Richmond Heights. Participants must be fully vaccinated. See Forester Cadfan for details.
See a full list of upcoming Midrealm events here: https://midrealm.org/events-calendar/
Exchequer: We are asking for donations of $2 per meeting, or $50 per year, to cover the cost of the meeting hall rental. The rent has increased over the years, and we had to pay for the entire month during the period when meetings were twice a month.
Quartermaster: The quartermaster must be notified at least two weeks in advance if a member wishes to borrow baronial gear.
Baronial meetings: Meetings will be held weekly for the foreseeable future. We will move outside when the weather permits; bring lawn chairs. Set-up starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. Masks are required indoors for all Cleftlands meetings and Midrealm SCA activities.