eRUM classes: Week of 20-Sep

20-SEP, Sun, 3 pm
Peerage Roundtable
https://zoom.us/j/99186445928?pwd=YnZieUJjWUFOdk05ZGRmcmdoZ1hudz09

21-SEP, Mon, 7 pm
How to Create a Class From What You Know
https://zoom.us/j/93573802711?pwd=WnZmTmFQeHZZb1BhUlZ6Y0VXNXRVQT09

22-SEP, Tue, 7 pm
How to Make an Arming Cap
https://zoom.us/j/95981099466?pwd=RVZwNGdFZlhHS1RTSTUyZXlweVN5UT09

23-SEP, Wed, 7 pm
Equestrian Games
https://zoom.us/j/99429329411?pwd=TmlScGUvTWdNN1J3cXRZbS9UUVB4dz09

eRUM classes: Week of 13-Sep

13-SEP, Sun, 7 pm
Nalbinding 101a York Stitch
https://zoom.us/j/91337210247?pwd=MlpSU1FtS0hMZ3V2YkhQVDZsdUNxQT09

14-SEP, Mon, 7 pm
Italian Poleaxe Fighting
https://zoom.us/j/92384316686?pwd=WUxuNnFyNTZIa3ZuL0E0a1BNVE1aQT09

15-SEP, Tue, 7 pm
Introduction to Chasing and Repousse
https://zoom.us/j/96377334025?pwd=bWRNTkRWbEhza3FrNEpMNEd5Tlordz09

16-SEP, Wed, 7 pm
Extracting Pigment from Your Woad Plants
(pre-recorded class: link to be posted later)

eRUM Classes: Week of 6-Sep

6-SEP, Sun, 7pm
Mind in the Match: Mental Preparation for Martial Arts
https://zoom.us/j/99429329411?pwd=TmlScGUvTWdNN1J3cXRZbS9UUVB4dz09

7-SEP, Mon, 7 pm
Feeding the Fencer Sport Nutrition
https://zoom.us/j/98701579239?pwd=YzlZZU1aRTZTQWoxdTdnZFZhV1lhZz09

8-SEP, Tue, 7 pm
Deep Dish Pedagogy How to Improve Your Local Fighter Practice
https://zoom.us/j/95777415991?pwd=aHFCVE1kUVFIOHp6WXJoNlFoVDlIQT09

9-SEP, Wed, 7 pm
Tips for Teaching a Better A&S Class
https://zoom.us/j/92116981104?pwd=WEk4WVhwdVYyUVJhWHNGT2Qybi9jUT09

Armourer’s (27-Aug)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84704344487?pwd=UGJrZUxqNW5JQ05jeHBtYWdLQUl4QT09

Meeting ID: 847 0434 4487
Passcode: Steel

 

Please contact Calum at Calum@wowway.net if you’d like some advice or help with your armor.

eRum classes: Week of 23-Aug

23-Aug, Sun, 7 pm: Waivers Waivers Waivers Everywhere: https://zoom.us/j/92466927339?pwd=bytpUWllUEdRMW5iSDRKdnM2UjZZZz0
24-Aug, Mon, 7 pm: How to Open a Can of Worms: Research Project in the SCA: https://zoom.us/j/91358994163?pwd=bEt2enQ2enBMbVVHVldyQ2lxQzVQdz09
25-Aug, Tue, 7 pm: How to Make Pants: Thorsbjerg Trousers and Hedeby Pants: https://zoom.us/j/95880683480?pwd=S3FsYy9jZGRsMzhNYnJ1U3l3K24vdz09
26-Aug, Wed, 7 pm: (SEE NOTE BELOW) Virtual Pasternoster Craft Along: https://zoom.us/j/94061144426?pwd=WkxUdktTbjR4aE0vVC9YYUVDQVR6dz09

NOTE: Please contact Mistress Elizabethe (Ashley Smith) well in advance to obtain the crafting kit. RUM is not responsible for payment options or the kit: that is between you and Mistress Elizabethe.

Supply list: (cost for kit is $5 for supplies and $4 for shipping. Multiple kits can be shipped in the same package.)
50 – 8 mm round glass beads
5 metal or glass beads of a different shape and/or texture, similar in size to above
2 yds of silk thread (kits use Purely Silk sizes D-FF)
1 bottom-clamp clamshell bead tip with hook (like pictured in tutorial here: https://artbeads.com/design-studio/how-to-use-a-bead-tip/)
1 twisted wire beading needle, light-medium
1 cross or saints medallion

 

eRUM Classes: Week of 16-Aug

16-Aug, Sun, 7 pm: Admin 101 for New Group Pursivants: https://zoom.us/j/92799360170?pwd=S3NaZXNoNmp2SDdZejhBcGRjSk00QT09
17-Aug, Mon, 7 pm: Taking A Belt from a Peer: https://zoom.us/j/96031258564?pwd=M0ZhR1cwamtGdSt3VVJQQU9wcTk3UT09
18-Aug, Tue, 7 pm: Estate Planning and the SCA: https://zoom.us/j/95385767542?pwd=MEdwZjQ3OWIwWTlxOUVwaXVtZjhvZz09
19-Aug, Wed, 7 pm: Equestrian for Scadians Who Don’t Own a Horse: https://zoom.us/j/95114930962?pwd=MXFDVEVtUDdyaFdTSEQ3a1FuRzg0Zz09

Please note: the Tue eRUM class is being taught by our own Dame Elizabethe Alles. You may also want to look at next week, when she’s teaching a ‘craft-along’ class – you’ll have to ask her about kits for that.

Armourer’s Guild (20-Aug)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84704344487?pwd=UGJrZUxqNW5JQ05jeHBtYWdLQUl4QT09

Meeting ID: 847 0434 4487
Passcode: Steel

 

Please contact Calum at Calum@wowway.net if you’d like some advice or help with your armor.

Needleworker’s Meeting (25-Aug)

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88261643621?pwd=UGx1TTdPcVdNNWtHZFhDZkxYR0d5Zz09

Meeting ID: 882 6164 3621

Password: Thread

For questions about the Needleworker’s Guild and its activities, please check with Lady Miriana at rrichmo1 (at) kent.edu.

Congratulations Pennsic Baronial Court Award Recipients!

Congratulations to the five good gentles recognized for their service to the Barony in our Pennsic Baronial Virtual Court:

  • Zofia der Kinder – Award of Saint Alfred
  • Karl von Leipzigar – Award of Saint Alfred
  • Niccoló Bartolazzi – Award of the Argent Cresset
  • Andor Ëzust Fogak – Award of the Azure Trident
  • Brangwayn Snowden – Order of the Azure Chalice

If you missed court or would like to watch the event again, it can be viewed on YouTube.

 

Armourer’s Guild (13-Aug)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84704344487?pwd=UGJrZUxqNW5JQ05jeHBtYWdLQUl4QT09

Meeting ID: 847 0434 4487
Passcode: Steel

 

Please contact Calum at Calum@wowway.net if you’d like some advice or help with your armor.

Needleworker’s Meeting (11-Aug)

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88261643621?pwd=UGx1TTdPcVdNNWtHZFhDZkxYR0d5Zz09

Meeting ID: 882 6164 3621

Password: Thread

For questions about the Needleworker’s Guild and its activities, please check with Lady Miriana at rrichmo1 (at) kent.edu.

Armourer’s Guild (6-Aug)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84704344487?pwd=UGJrZUxqNW5JQ05jeHBtYWdLQUl4QT09

Meeting ID: 847 0434 4487
Passcode: Steel

 

Please contact Calum at Calum@wowway.net if you’d like some advice or help with your armor.

Scribe’s Guild (3-Aug)

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82988129302?pwd=OWNleWFQYVFGMGFsYUpHMmlRNmFQQT09

eRUM Classes: Week of 9-Aug

9-Aug, 8-9 pm: Pickling 101: https://zoom.us/j/94024407426?pwd=aEJidnJ6aXU3T2dFaHU4MVMyeXFzUT09

10-Aug, 7-8 pm: Latin Smackdown: This is a pre-recorded class on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bj8uX2t-gI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR09ECd6qgiqXOl1Jb7AG-PXLKra7K_LILOy8Mp05dWbfFBvfbMn5JsjKRs
You can find the handout for the class here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eRUMcommunity/files/

11-Aug, 7-9 pm: 12th Century Norman Fashion: https://zoom.us/j/98871355863?pwd=T1J0dG41NUVzSDR6QUFKL245VFhKdz09

12-Aug, 7-8 pm: Rebuilding your Local Group: https://zoom.us/j/94363264430?pwd=WGo4THpzUjFDNGdOaTE3dk9ZamJvZz09

Society Gathering Suspension (Jan 2021)

Greetings unto the populace (and friends) of the Cleftlands. It is with a heavy heart, we bring you words from the Society regarding a suspensions of in-person activities, effective immediately and covering until January 31, 2021 for North American kingdoms.

From news release is as follows:

During the July 28, 2020, meeting of the Board of Directors for the Society for Creative Anachronism, the following Resolution was passed by unanimous vote and made effective immediately:

Resolution to Suspend In-Person SCA Activity until January 31st, 2021

I. Whereas, the COVID-19 Global Pandemic has created an unparalleled challenge for the administration of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The Board of Directors acknowledges the health and well-being of the membership and participants of the SCA are of utmost importance;

II. Whereas, the Crowns of the vast majority of North American Kingdoms have petitioned the board to suspend in-person SCA events in North America until January 31st, 2021;

III. Whereas, following consultation with the Kingdom Seneschals of the North American Kingdoms, it appears that this petition is generally supported;

IV. Therefore Now Be It Resolved, The SCA Board of Directors suspends all SCA in-person events in North America until January 31st, 2021;

V. Resolved, Small local gatherings including, but not limited to, archery practice, guild meetings, officer meetings, and local martial activities shall remain at the discretion of the Crown and Kingdom Seneschal, in accordance with CDC, State, Provincial, and local health guidelines and recommendations. Virtual events as alternatives continue to be a viable option;

VI. Resolved, The SCA Board of Directors directs the Society Seneschal to grant a blanket variance to Corpora waiving any required events such as Crown List and Coronation until January 31st, 2021, as well as extending all current reigns until a royal list can be held to determine suitable Heirs;

VII. Resolved, If a Crown or Coronet steps down without Heirs for a Kingdom or Principality, a Regent shall be installed until such time as a royal list may be held to find suitable Heirs and a Coronation or Investiture held. This regent should be installed according to the Kingdom or Principality laws that govern the appointment of Regents, after consultation with the Society Seneschal. If the Kingdom or Principality has no such law, the Kingdom Seneschal (and Principality Seneschal when appropriate) must consult with the Society Seneschal and Society President to determine an appropriate selection method for a Regent;

VIII. Resolved, the SCA Board of Directors invites Kingdoms who have determined that it is safe to host in- person events before January 31st, 2021, to request a variance from the Society Seneschal to be able to do so. 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;

IX. Resolved, the SCA Board of Directors commends the officers, royalty, hard-working membership, and participants who have made it possible for the SCA to continue activities during these trying times.

Any commentary regarding this matter should be addressed to sca-comments@lists.sca.org. Please use the title “Resolution” in the subject line. NOTE: Please use the body of the email for commentary. Attachments will cause your message to be marked as spam, and it will bounce.

In lieu of email, commentary may be sent by US Mail (postage paid) to the address listed above.

Original Link: https://www.sca.org/news/resolution-to-suspend-in-person-sca-activity-until-january-31st-2021/

As it has been announced, all Society for Creative Anachronism in-person events have been suspended in North America until January 31, 2021. In-person gatherings are still being managed by Kingdom-level mandates. Until then, we look forward to seeing your accomplishments, activity, and faces online.

Draco Invictus!

Crispin and Gianna
Baron and Baroness Cleftlands

RUM Classes: Week of July 26

Check out the Royal University of the Midrealm (RUM) at: https://www.facebook.com/royaluniversityofthemidrealm/  or http://rum.midrealm.org/.

The July RUM term is focused on Officers, Stewards and Ministers: all the ways to help make the SCA actually happen.  See the list of classes below.

Jul-26, 3 pm: How to Run a Virtual Court- https://zoom.us/j/91843429066?pwd=cmRHUmp3MlA2YjdkVm1WNzB4ZEx3UT09
Jul-26, 7 pm: Hosting a Kingdom Level Event – https://zoom.us/j/96018739347?pwd=SnFjL0crY3lWNEpZb0dCaDZSOU1aQT09
Jul-27, 7 pm: Building teamwork: SCA Volunteers- https://zoom.us/j/94588195453?pwd=cVJvN3pWQ1Ewb3VvanFMeVljQlhtQT09
Jul-28, 7 pm: Exchequery Basics- Google Meet (no link yet)
Jul-29, 7 pm: Exchequery Reporting and Procedures- Google Meet (no link yet)

RUM Classes: Week of July 19

Check out the Royal University of the Midrealm (RUM) at: https://www.facebook.com/royaluniversityofthemidrealm/  or http://rum.midrealm.org/.

The July RUM term is focused on Officers, Stewards and Ministers: all the ways to help make the SCA actually happen.  See the list of classes below.

Jul-19, 9 pm: Waivers Waivers Waivers Everywhere- https://zoom.us/j/96225779235?pwd=VGZvdlM5cFIzUm1aelNqNC94S2tBUT09
Jul-20, 7 pm: Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers- https://zoom.us/j/95618597145?pwd=d1hIZFBTOUtqWmM1SmsrL0JrU1d6dz09
Jul-21, 7 pm: Peer Dependent Relationships & Communication- https://zoom.us/j/93917508333?pwd=blZrcjlBWFY2VmEzeVFRbXRSYWNIUT09
Jul-22, 7 pm: Minister of Youth – What is involved?- https://zoom.us/j/92577006379?pwd=a2VEUWNodWVHcU1PSkNMYjl5VlN6dz09

 

Jul-26, 3 pm: How to Run a Virtual Court- https://zoom.us/j/91843429066?pwd=cmRHUmp3MlA2YjdkVm1WNzB4ZEx3UT09
Jul-26, 7 pm: Hosting a Kingdom Level Event – https://zoom.us/j/96018739347?pwd=SnFjL0crY3lWNEpZb0dCaDZSOU1aQT09
Jul-27, 7 pm: Building teamwork: SCA Volunteers- https://zoom.us/j/94588195453?pwd=cVJvN3pWQ1Ewb3VvanFMeVljQlhtQT09
Jul-28, 7 pm: Exchequery Basics- Google Meet (no link yet)
Jul-29, 7 pm: Exchequery Reporting and Procedures- Google Meet (no link yet)

Meeting Minutes: 15-July-55

NOTE: At this time, Middle Kingdom SCA-related activities are cancelled or postponed until Aug. 31. This meeting was held virtually via Zoom and streamed to YouTube. If you would like to view the YouTube stream, click here!

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • Good evening, Cleftlands and welcome to this week’s baronial meeting. We hope that you have all been well and we hope to be able to see you all soon.
  • Curia and the Crown have decided to extend the reign of His Majesty Felix and Her Majesty Madeleina until at least March 2021. Their Majesties will hold the crown of the Middle Kingdom until that time. There are plans to hold a Crown Tournament in October, by invitation only.
  • There were changes made to the Society Marshal’s Handbook that allow for certain new things, including the new rebated steel, plumbata, slings, or atl-atls.The Middle Kingdom is not going to adopt any of those things at this time. The Earl Marshal has decided that after all the restrictions are lifted and we can start meeting again, we will hold various meetings and talk about how and if we want to implement these things into our kingdom.

Seneschal, Claricia

  • The Midrealm has cancelled all August events. This includes all marshal activities, including equestrian and archery. We can still meet in small groups according to the guidelines that are available on the Cleftlands website, along with forms needed to do an official guild meeting.
  • Standard Bearers will not be held this year. Their Excellencies already announced that their champions will serve a longer term.
  • We will reserve a February date on the Kingdom calendar for Regular Event in the hopes that we will be able to have it. An event steward is needed; contact Lady Claricia or Their Excellencies if you are interested. An experienced event steward is preferred because of the unusual situation.
  • Lady Claricia sent out a survey to find out how the populace felt about virtual gatherings for the barony. There were about 40 responses. The majority were in favor of virtual meetings once a month or as needed, and against online social gatherings. Therefore, virtual baronial meetings will be held on that schedule.
  • Sergeant Njall has started an online shop offering items bearing the Cleftlands device. See Facebook for details.
  • Cleftlands has a wiki that includes information about members of the Barony – please update your information at http://www.cleftlands.org/cleftlands-wiki/populace-update/  or use the Wiki to research your friends.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

Some guilds are hosting virtual online activities; please contact the person in charge for details or see the Cleftlands Facebook group for more information. Guilds are permitted to meet in small groups, according to the guidelines that are available on the Cleftlands website, along with forms needed to do an official guild meeting. Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

As always, please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal to note what you’ve been up to.

  • Armorers Guild: Contact Sir Calum via email.
  • Archery Guild: Contact Lady Gwyneth on Facebook.
  • Leatherworks Guild:  Contact Master Oliver via email or on Facebook.
  • Anti-Social Guild: Contact Baron Stephan Von Lübeck via email or on Facebook.
  • Needleworkers Guild:  Contact Lady Miriana via email.
  • Dance Guild — Contact Baroness Angharad via email.
  • Cooks Guild:  Contact Baroness Angharad via email.
  • Scribes Guild. Contact Master Milesent via email.
  •  Unofficial Potters’ Guild: Contact Mistress Aurelia via the Facebook group.

Officers

  • Demo coordinator, Karl
    • Demos are cancelled until the SCA resumes activities.
  • Pursuivant, Njall
    • Enter your name and information on the services portal, and mark Cleftlands as your home group. Being on the services portal makes it easy to submit your friends for awards and find other SCAdians. See Njall for details.
  • Rapier Marshall, Lupa

    • For safety’s sake, please check the condition of your blades.
  • Armored Combat Marshall, Constanza
    • Because of the new law stating that combatants no longer need to be SCA members, all armored and rapier fighters and archers need to file new waiver forms with the marshallate. You can check the Midrealm authorization database to check on your status.
  • Chronicler, Jolicia
  • A&S Minister, Angharad
    • There are two weeks left in the Pennsic 49 Project Challenge, which asks gentles to get started on a project now for next year’s Pennsic and post photos to the Cleftlands Facebook page.
    • RUM classes are about service In July. Check the RUM and the baronial Facebook pages for details.
  • Exchequer, Robert
  • Chatelaine, Shahzada
  • Iron Key, Tryggr
  • .Youth Minister, Rojhon

    • Outgoing Youth Minister Lady Zofia der Kinder expressed her pleasure at having served the barony, and welcomed her successor, Lord Rojhon. He issued a challenge to the barony’s youth to make a toy or game with things you have at home: string, printer paper, paper clips, pebbles, toilet paper rolls, and writing utensils. Details will be on Facebook.

Other Announcements

  • Lady Claricia is editing a Cleftlands newsletter. Past editions can be found on the website. Stories and suggestions are welcome. She is looking for Pennsic memories and photos.

Events

All SCA events have been cancelled or postponed through Aug. 31.


For updates or additions, contact THL Jolicia atte Nortclyfe at chronicler@cleftlands.org or on Facebook.

Congratulations Lord Rojhon the Wanderer, Minister of Youth!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome Lord Rojhon the Wanderer as Youth Marshal!

A special thanks to the outgoing Lady Zofia der Kinder for her hard work and service with the youth of the Barony.

Midrealm Gathering Suspension (Aug 31)

Greetings unto the populace (and friends) of the Cleftlands. We would like to highlight the words of the Kingdom Seneschal, Master Cerridwen.

Greetings Dragon Children,

As many are aware, our Kingdom and many others continue to be plagued by the pandemic, which is sadly continuing to grow rather than dissipate. Sadly this is resulting in Our continued separation. While we continue to miss the great Populace we will continue to do our best and protect the Middle Kingdom,
Thus, it is with a sad and heavy heart that We, the Crown and Great Officers of State, do that which is needed to continue protecting Our beloved treasures.

Know here and now We here proclaim the following:

  • All weekend events and marshal practices are hereby cancelled through the end of AUGUST.
  • As previously announced Crown Tournament for the Reign of Felix and Madeleina is currently postponed until at least October. This will be an invite only Tournament with limited attendance all though all will be invited to join a live broadcast of the events. More information to come closer to the event.
  • Virtual Courts will occur at the discretion of the Crown and announced on the Kingdom Website and Facebook. They will be streamed live on Facebook and then the recording will be made available on YouTube.
  • Groups may participate in electronic meetings (Zoom, Google Meets, FB live, etc) for business and social purposes as long as there is no charge for members to participate.
  • SMALL gatherings, limited to 10 persons, are permitted – NO MARTIAL ACTIVITY. Groups must follow the CDC and state/local limits in size and requirements for social distancing, the wearing of masks or other facial coverings, and the requirements set forth by the Kingdom. These can be found on the Middle Kingdom Website.

This determination was not made lightly. However, under recent guidance from the CDC and government safety precautions, along with the very real impact to Our Populace We feel this is the best course of action for the safety of the Populace. If you’d like to see the referenced guidance:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

As previously announced pre-registration of events through PayPal will be disabled until further notice. It is recommended that local branches stop offering a pre-registration option to avoid potential issues with refunds due to cancelled events or requests due to illness. To help ease the potential impact of these decisions, the Middle Kingdom will be making the following financial policy changes:

Local groups forced to cancel the use of a venue by government, venue, the Board of Directors of SCA, Inc. or by the Middle Kingdom: If the venue does not offer a full refund of the deposit and the forfeiture of the deposit would result in the group having a balance of less than $500 in their account, the Kingdom will assist to ensure a minimum of $500 remains in the group’s accounts for ordinary operational costs.

You may find the most current, official, word at the following sites:

Remember, PROTECT YOUR FRIENDS, WASH THY HANDS! WEAR A MASK! The plague was so 1347!

Yours in Service,

Master Cerridwen verch Ioreword
Middle Kingdom Seneschal

As aforementioned, it has been announced that all Midrealm events are cancelled until at least the end of August. Until then, we look forward to seeing your accomplishments, activity, and faces online.

Draco Invictus!

Crispin and Gianna
Baron and Baroness Cleftlands

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