November Dessert Revel: Cleftlands Rapier Classic

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Their Excellencies Crispin and Gianna, fifth Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands, cordially invite you to their fall Cleftlands Rapier Classic. This tournament will be held on Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 in Euclid, OH. All authorized rapier combatants are encouraged to participate, regardless of rank, station, or location. The tournament will commence around 7:45 PM.

If competing, please arrive early enough to make your intentions known at the list table as well as reporting in to the heralds who will not only announce you and your consort, but help you process into the tourney by Order of Precedence. Non-combatants, please do honor to your worthy champion and dress your best to support their efforts.

Revelers are encouraged to swing by the gallery to get expert commentary, bring and enjoy some nibbles, and enter a friendly wager on our squares-style “medieval” grids. Submit a token or largesse* (no real money or alcohol) to reserve a square. When the final 8 are decided, names of those combatants will be put into the squares at random, so you never know who you’re going to get! Cheer on your contestants, and if you get the square that matches the final results, you’ll win the grand prize. Gifts for runners-up will also be awarded.

* Largesse collected will be added to the Cleftlands gift basket supplies. These supplies will be used for kingdom and/or visiting nobility gift baskets. Thank you!

Find this event on Facebook!

 

Officer Opening – Herald, Youth Marshal, and Quartermaster

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Herald, Youth Marshal, and Quartermaster. These positions require current SCA membership. If you would like to be considered for any of these positions, please fill out the application online. The submission will be received by the Baron, Baroness, Seneschal, and current office holder for review prior to being presented at an Officers meeting for final vote. Questions or comments may be directed to my inbox.

Cadfan of Cleftlands
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Meeting Minutes: 24-Oct-53

Seneschal:

  • The Barony is still looking to fill the position of Quartermaster: the officer who stores and maintains the Barony’s stores. If you have any questions, please contact Cadfan.

Demos: 

  • Sat, 3-Nov will be a demo at the Mini Maker’s Fair at the Cleveland Public Library downtown. There’s a FB page with information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1890702844382090/. Setup will begin at 7:15 am, and parking is limited. We could use people from all the arts: martial and not.

Officers

  • Iron Key, Carl: Looking for any spare rattan for making swords for the Iron Key. Also, demi gauntlets are needed: please donate any you might not be needing, or come to Armorer’s guild and help make some.
  • A&S Minister, Runa:
    • Classes! Please tell Runa if you’d like to teach, or provide suggestions about what you’d like to learn. There will be no classes the week of the October Revel.
    • 4-Dec: Jolicia is organizing an outing to the Valois Tapestry exhibit at the Cleveland Art Musuem, along with instruction by a Case professor of Italian Art. Attendees will need to purchase their own tickets to the exhibit.

Events

  • 31-Oct will be our October Dessert Revel:
    • The Costume Contest theme will be Saints as Superheros.
    • The Cooks Challenge is Bones: dishes made from them, made with them, made like them, or made to hold them.
    • The Baroness’ A&S Challenge this year is Reliquaries, made to hold the bones of saints. Please talk to her to get the bones to enclose in your reliquary. She also has a small supply of larger bones for decoration.

Other Announcements

  • Njall’s Armored League continues, with Calum currently in the lead. Ask Njall for favors to bestow on the fighters who impress or please you, to give them one point. Please contact Njall if you want more details about the League or the populace favors.
  • Miriana is proposing two challenges:
    • For the Yule Revel, complete one scroll blank in a new style, or using a new medium.
    • For the 17-Jan meeting, complete largesse using the Baronial heraldry to donate to the Baron and Baroness. There may be prizes.

Guilds

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.

  • Armorer’s Guild will meet at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice will meet this Sunday. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Archery Guild has moved to Sundays! They’ll begin meeting this upcoming Sunday, 11 to 1 pm, Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details, or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers Guilds. They normally meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,around 7 pm. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net. The Baronial Banner project for Pennsic is proceeding well after the last meeting.
  • Gregorian Chant Choir meets most Wednesday at 7 pm at Baronial meetings. If interested, or even curious, please contact Meridian at arndtvocals@gmail.com: no experience in chant or rehearsal is required.
  • Cooks Guild meets first Wednesdays at Baronial meetings at 7:30 am.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@Case.Edu with any questions.

Meeting Minutes: 17-Oct-53

Baron and Baroness

  • At Red Dragon last weekend, Velvet received the Bronze Ring.
  • Next weekend is Crown tourney, just over an hour south. We have three local combatants:
    • Nickolai inspired by Serena
    • Kjartan inspired by Isgrdr
    • Wigthegn inspired by Nessa

Seneschal:

  • The bar in Reicher Hall is now serving dinner on Wednesday nights and is open to non-members. If a larger group would like to attend after meeting, please give them a notice before 9 pm.
  • Cleftlands is hosting Fletchings of Spring, an archery event, May 19 at Punderson Lake.

Demos: 

  • Sat, 3-Nov will be a demo at the Mini Maker’s Fair at the Cleveland Public Library downtown. There’s a FB page with information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1890702844382090/. Setup will begin at 7:15 am, and parking is limited. We could use people from all the arts: martial and not.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa:
    • Classes! Please tell Runa if you’d like to teach, or provide suggestions about what you’d like to learn.
      • 24-Oct: Shazada (previously Eve) will be teaching a class on Henna
      • 1-Nov: Branwyn will be teaching a class on Period Japanese Clothing.
    • 4-Dec: Jolicia is organizing an outing to the Valois Tapestry exhibit at the Cleveland Art Musuem, along with instruction by a Case professor of Italian Art. Attendees will need to purchase their own tickets to the exhibit.
    • 17-Nov: Royal University of the Midrealm (RUM) will be a day of classes on a wide variety of classes.
    • 13-Apr: Cleftlands is hosting the Northern Oaken Regional Arts and Science Faire next year. Time to get moving on your entries.
  • Armored and Rapier Marshals: Thorin and Velvet. It’s time to update the combatant roster. Velvet and Thorin will be posting links to the roster. Make sure you complete the roster timely, or your authorization will not be updated for the next year.
  • Archery Marshal: Garvin shared new kingdom rules about archery targets: No targets with photos of individuals, national flags, or well-recognized religious symbols.

Events

  • 31-Oct will be our October Dessert Revel:
    • The Costume Contest theme will be Saints as Superheros.
    • The Cooks Challenge is Bones: dishes made from them, made with them, made like them, or made to hold them.
    • The Baroness’ A&S Challenge this year is Reliquaries, made to hold the bones of saints. Please talk to her to get the bones to enclose in your reliquary. She also has a small supply of larger bones for decoration.

Other Announcements

  • Njall held the first installment of his Armored Combat League tonight, with Calum and Sirius currently in the lead for points. The populace may ask him for favors to bestow on the fighters who impress or please them, which will be one additional point towards the scoring. Please contact Njall if you want more details about the League or the populace favors.
  • Eve of Cleftlands is now known as Shazada is’Fahani.

Guilds

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.

  • Armorer’s Guild will meet at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice will meet this Sunday. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Archery Guild has moved to Sundays! They’ll begin meeting this upcoming Sunday, 11 to 1 pm, Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details, or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers Guilds. They normally meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,around 7 pm. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net. The Baronial Banner project for Pennsic is proceeding well after the last meeting.
  • Gregorian Chant Choir meets most Wednesday at 7 pm at Baronial meetings. If interested, or even curious, please contact Meridian at arndtvocals@gmail.com: no experience in chant or rehearsal is required.
  • Cooks Guild meets first Wednesdays at Baronial meetings at 7:30 am.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage, thought they may be meeting the 8-Oct this month. Please contact Melisent at Grace@Case.Edu with any questions.

Meeting Minutes: 3-Oct-53

No meeting next week: 10-Oct. The site has scheduled a 300 person wedding.

 

Baron and Baroness

  • Standard Bearer’s was 22-Sep.
    • Our new champions are:
      • Arts & Sciences: Miriana
      • Archery: Cadfan
      • Rapier: Vlad
      • Heavy Weapons: Muldonney
    • Many thanks to all those who pulled the event together including Cadfan and Edward as Event Stewards, Miriana for the Breakfast Bar, Ysenda for Lunch, and Claricia for Feast, as well as many others.
    • Awards presented included:
      • Madelaine received the Azure Chalice
      • Muldonney received the Azure Trident
      • Dorothea and Lasserina received the Award of St. Alfred
    • Many thank to all those who made the Open House a success, in organizing, demonstrating, or just sharing with the new people.
  • Upcoming local events you may be interested in include:
    • This weekend was Coronation: Our new King and Queen are A’kos and Bella
    • The 13-Oct will be Red Dragon, in Columbus. Please check it out at http://tirnewydd.midrealm.org/general-information.html
    • 20-Oct will be Crown Tourney, just an hour, or less, south of Cleftlands. For more information, please check. https://www.facebook.com/events/265062397453202/
    • If you’re attending any event, please let us know and visit with with us.

Demos: 

  • The 6-Oct Solon Center for the Arts demo has been cancelled.
  • Sat, 3-Nov will be a demo at the Mini Maker’s Fair at the Cleveland Public Library downtown. There’s a FB page with information at https://www.facebook.com/events/1890702844382090/. Setup will begin at 7:15 am, and parking is limited. We could use people from all the arts: martial and not.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: Classes! Please tell Runa if you’d like to teach, or provide suggestions about what you’d like to learn.
    • 10-Oct: Dmitri’s class on Heraldic Display will be rescheduled due to the site being closed next week.
    • 17-Oct: Gianna will teach basketweaving.

Events

  • This upcoming weekend, 6-Oct is Pferstadt Rapier Classic, just north of Columbus. For more information, please check https://sites.google.com/view/prclassic/home
  • 31-Oct will be our October Dessert Revel:
    • The Costume Contest theme will be Saints as Superheros.
    • The Cooks Challenge is Bones: dishes made from them, made with them, made like them, or made to hold them.
    • The Baroness’ A&S Challenge this year is Reliquaries, made to hold the bones of saints. Please talk to her to get the bones to enclose in your reliquary

Other Activities

  • Orsinia will be hosting a bardic open house at her home the next two Mondays (8-Oct, 15-Oct) in preparation for Bardic Madness at the end of the month. Please contact her for directions and more information. For more info on Bardic Madness, in Grey Gargoyles on 27-Oct, please check out https://sites.google.com/site/bardicmadnessmid/.
  • Njall held the first installment of his Armored Combat League tonight, with Calum currently in the lead for points. The populace may ask him for favors to bestow on the fighters who impress or please them, which will be one additional point towards the scoring. Please contact Njall if you want more details about the League or the populace favors.

Guilds

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.

  • Armorer’s Guild will meet at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice will meet this Sunday. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Archery Guild is moving to Sundays! They’ll begin meeting this upcoming Sunday, 11 to 1 pm, Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details, or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers Guilds. They normally meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,around 7 pm. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net. The Baronial Banner project for Pennsic is proceeding well after the last meeting.
  • Gregorian Chant Choir meets most Wednesday at 7 pm at Baronial meetings. If interested, or even curious, please contact Meridian at arndtvocals@gmail.com: no experience in chant or rehearsal is required.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage, thought they may be meeting the 8-Oct this month. Please contact Melisent at Grace@Case.Edu with any questions.

Congratulations 2018 Baronial Champions!

Miriana, Cadfan, Baroness Gianna, Baron Crispin, Muldonny, and Vlad. Photograph by Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari.

Know that it was both an honor and privilege to host the twenty-seventh annual Standard Bearers Baronial Championship on September 22, 2018 in the northernmost reaches of Euclid in our beloved Cleftlands. We offer thanks to all who attended and to those who participated in the many challenges and activities throughout the day.

Special thanks to those staff members mentioned including, but not limited to: Edward Brackenburye (Steward/Archery MIC), Cadfan of Cleftlands (Steward), Lassarina O’Malley (Gate), Thorin Eikskjald (Armored MIC), Jao Veludo Alfonso d’Albuquerque (Rapier MIC),  Robin of Cleftlands (Breakfast), Ysenda ingen Maldouen (Lunch), Claricia de la Mere (Feast), and all others who assisted throughout the day or shadowed to learn a new event skill.

Without further ado, we present to you our baronial champions:

In the Baronial court and later at the Open House, the following awards were granted:

Once again, thank you to all who participated to make this an amazing Standard Bearers!

In service,

Baron Crispin and Baroness Gianna

Meeting Minutes: 19-Sep-53

Baron and Baroness

  • Standard Bearer’s will be 22-Sep.
    • If you’d like to participate in the Armored or Rapier tourneys, please make sure you notify the list and the Baron and Baroness when you arrive that you are in that tourney. During the tourney, they will take combatants aside for a quick interview.
    • If you are participating in the A&S Competition, please bring a piece made in the last year, and notify the Baron and Baroness you are competing. Documentation is desired, but not required. There will also be spaces to put items on display beyond the competition.
    • Archery championships were held on Mon. Results will be announced at Standard Bearers.
  • Other upcoming events include:
    • 26-Sep: Open House at business meeting.
    • 29-Sep: Coronation, only 3 hours away in MI. Details at http://www.wealdlake.org/coronation/
    • 6-Oct: Demo for Solon Center for the Arts
    • 21-Oct: Crown Tourney
    • 31-Oct: All Saint’s Revel with ‘Saints as Superheros’ costume competition.

Demos: 

  • Sat, 6-Oct afternoon will be a demo for the Solon Center for the Arts. They are looking for various artisans: no martial activities. Please let Eve know if you think you can attend.
  • Sat, 3-Nov will be a demo at the Mini Maker’s Fair at the Cleveland Public Library downtown. More details to come.

Events: 

  • Standard Bearer’s, 22-Sep
    • Miriana is looking for donations of baked and other goods for the Breakfast Bar.
    • Set-up starts at 8 am until 9:30 when the event officially begins. If you can help set up, please arrive early.
    • Claricia is organizing feast and would be glad of assistance in the kitchen before and afterwards, and is looking for servers.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: Classes! Please tell Runa if you’d like to teach, or provide suggestions about what you’d like to learn.
    • 3-Oct: Possaments by Lady Martiza
    • 10-Oct: You’ve Registered your Arms, Know What? by Dmitri

Guilds

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.

  • Armorer’s Guild does not meet at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home on 20-Sep due to travel. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice does meet this Sunday. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Archery Guild meets 24-Sep at the home of Muldonney and Gwyneth. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details, or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers Guilds usually meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,around 7 pm. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • Gregorian Chant Choir will meet Wednesday at 7 pm at Baronial meetings. If interested, or even curious, please contact Meridian at arndtvocals@gmail.com: no experience in chant or rehearsal is required.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Milesent at Grace@Case.Edu with any questions.

Guilds

  • Njall will be posting details of his new Armored League competition this fall.

Cleftlands Open House

The Barony of the Cleftlands, the Cuyahoga County (Cleveland), Ohio chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is hosting an open house at our regular Wednesday meeting in Euclid, OH on the 26th of September from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.

The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international non-profit volunteer educational organization. The SCA is devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century skills, arts, combat, culture, and employing knowledge of history to enrich the lives of participants through events, demonstrations, and other educational presentations and activities.

The SCA’s “Known World” consists of 20 kingdoms and over 30,000 members around the globe.

Slovenian Society Home
20713 Recher Ave.
Cleveland OH, 44119
September 26 · 7-10 PM

For more information, please contact our officer in charge of welcoming newcomers, Lady Miriana of  Cleftlands at chatelaine@cleftlands.org.

Meeting Minutes: 12-Sep-53

Baron and Baroness

  • Standard Bearer’s will be 22-Sep.
    • If you’d like to participate in the Armored or Rapier tourneys, please make sure you notify the list and the Baron and Baroness when you arrive that you are in that tourney. During the tourney, they will take combatants aside for a quick interview.
    • If you are participating in the A&S Competition, please bring a piece made in the last year. Documentation is desired, but not required. There will also be spaces to put items on display beyond the competition.
    • Archery championships will be held on Mon, 17-Sep at 6 pm at Muldonney and Gwyneth’s home.
  • Other upcoming events include:
    • 9/15: A Medieval Horse Faire. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1685385648238095/
    • 9/15-16: Mapleside Demo. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1382581408512195/
    • 9/22: Standard Bearers. Details at http://standardbearers.cleftlands.org/
    • 9/26: Open House at business meeting.
    • 9/29: Coronation, only 3 hours away in MI. Details at http://www.wealdlake.org/coronation/
    • 10-21: Crown Tourney

Demos: 

  • Sat, 15-Sep and Sun, 16-Sep will be Mapleside Demo. Artair has created a Facebook event online that you can follow to see what’s going on. This demo requires fighters, fencers, displays, dancers, artisans, and people who can talk to a crowd. It leads very nicely into the Newcomer’s Open House at the following Dessert Revel.  Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1382581408512195/
  • Sat, 6-Oct afternoon will be a demo for the Solon Center for the Arts. They are looking for various artisans: no martial activities. Please let Eve know if you think you can attend.
  • Sat, 3-Nov will be a demo at the Mini Maker’s Fair at the Cleveland Public Library downtown. More details to come.

Events: 

  • Standard Bearer’s, 22-Sep
    • Miriana is looking for donations of baked and other goods for the Breakfast Bar.
    • Clarisca is organizing feast and would be glad of assistance in the kitchen before and afterwards, and is looking for servers.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: Classes! Please tell Runa if you’d like to teach, or provide suggestions about what you’d like to learn.
    • 19-Sep: Eve: Henna

Guilds

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.

  • Armorer’s Guild meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home is on hiatus for 13-Sep, and 20-Sep due to travel. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice will not meet this Sunday, due to Mapleside. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Archery Guild will not have a practice this upcoming Monday, as they will host the Archery Championships starting around 6 pm pm at the home of Muludonney and Gwyneth. There is plenty of room for spectators, but please bring your own chairs. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details, or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers GuildsThey  meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,around 7 pm. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net. The Baronial Banner project for Pennsic is proceeding well after the last meeting.
  • Gregorian Chant Choir will meet Wednesday at 7 pm at Baronial meetings. If interested, or even curious, please contact Meridian at arndtvocals@gmail.com: no experience in chant or rehearsal is required.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@Case.Edu with any questions.

Meeting Minutes: 5-Sep-52

Baron and Baroness

  • Standard Bearer’s will be 22-Sep.
    • If you’d like to participate in the Armored or Rapier tourneys, please make sure you notify the list and the Baron and Baroness when you arrive that you are in that tourney. During the tourney, they will take combatants aside for a quick interview.
    • If you are participating in the A&S Competition, please bring a piece made in the last year. Documentation is desired, but not required. There will also be spaces to put items on display beyond the competition.
    • Archery championships will be held on Mon, 17-Sep at 6 pm at the regular Eastside Archery practice.
  • Other upcoming events include:
    • 9/8: Harvest Days down in the Flame. Details at http://wingedhills.midrealm.org/harvestday/index.php
    • 9/15: A Medieval Horse Faire. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1685385648238095/
    • 9/15-16: Mapleside Demo. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1382581408512195/
    • 9/22: Standard Bearers. Details at http://standardbearers.cleftlands.org/
    • 9/26: Open House at business meeting.
    • 9/29: Coronation, only 3 hours away in MI. Details at http://www.wealdlake.org/coronation/
    • 10-21: Crown Tourney

Demos: 

  • Thu, 6-Sep at 7 pm. East Cuyahoga Geneoalogical Society is looking for a demo of an hour to an hour and a half about what we do. Eve is looking for artisans and fighters to display and discuss their activities: depending on space there may be actual fighting. Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/878070252385890/.
  • Sat, 15-Sep and Sun, 16-Sep will be Mapleside Demo. Artair has created a Facebook event online that you can follow to see what’s going on. This demo requires fighters, fencers, displays, dancers, artisans, and people who can talk to a crowd. It leads very nicely into the Newcomer’s Open House at the following Dessert Revel.  Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1382581408512195/

Events: 

  • Standard Bearer’s, 22-Sep
    • Miriana is looking for donations of baked and other goods for the Breakfast Bar.
    • Clarisca is organizing feast and would be glad of assistance in the kitchen before and afterwards.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: Classes! Please tell Runa if you’d like to teach, or provide suggestions about what you’d like to learn.
    • 12-Sep: Orsinia: Parrots in Period
    • 19-Sep: Eve: Henna
    • Seeking someone who can teach basket or straw hat weaving. If you can, or know who might, please contact Runa.

Guilds

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.

  • Armorer’s Guild meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday, but will be on hiatus for the next two weeks. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets this Sunday, but will be in recovery 15-Sep after Mapleside. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Archery Guild meet this upcoming Monday starting around 5:30 pm at the home of Muludonney and Gwyneth. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details, or contact Gwyneth.
  • Scribes Guild normally will meet 10-Sep at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@Case.Edu with any questions.
  • Needleworkers Guilds next meets 11-Sep. They normally meet 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,around 7 pm. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net. The Baronial Banner project for Pennsic is proceeding well after the last meeting.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Gregorian Chant Choir will meet Wednesday at 7 pm at Baronial meetings. If interested, or even curious, please contact Meridian at arndtvocals@gmail.com: no experience in chant or rehearsal is required.

Standard Bearers Baronial Championship

It is both a pleasure and privilege to invite one and all who read these words to join the Barony of the Cleftlands at our fall Standard Bearers Baronial Championships to be held on September 22, 2018 at Saints Robert and William Catholic School in Euclid, OH from 10:00 AM until 9:00 PM. (Although please note that archery is not permitted at the school so the target archery champions portion of the event will take place at the weekly practice held in Richmond Heights on Monday, September 17 commencing at 6:00 PM.)

We welcome all artisans, combatants, and challengers to join in the festivities of this august day. If you wish to compete for the championships, we ask that you make your intentions known by way of a signup sheet at the respective lists or tables. For those interested in displaying an art or science, know that all are welcome to display and documentation is not required. If you are submitting an entry to compete, we ask that your submission be something created within the last year and that it not have been previously submitted in another challenge.

Over the course of the day, contenders for all championships will be summoned individually to answer (or ask) a few questions so that we may understand your ideas about the position you seek.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Crispin & Gianna
Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands

Find this event online at: http://standardbearers.cleftlands.org

 

Congratulations Summer 2018 Award Recipients!

Congratulations to all the recent Award recipients for July, August, and September!

Pennsic War (27 Jul – 13 Aug)

  • Artair Mac Neacail – Award of the Dragon’s Tooth
  • Calum MacDhaibhidh – Award of the Dragon’s Tooth
  • Gunther of Cleftlands – Award of the Dragon’s Tooth
  • Aurelia Rosetti – Order of the Laurel
  • Ísgerðr Gulkárr – Order of the Laurel

Meeting Minutes: 22-Aug-53

Baron and Baroness

  • At Pennsic, we were glad to receive two new Laurels: Aurelia Rosetti, and Ísgerðr from the neighboring lands to the east.
  • There are still court reports to receive, but we know three Cleftlanders who received their Dragon Tooth’s at the final Battle: Calum, Artair, and Gunther.
  • The Oaken Unit received a Dragon’s Teeth after the Woods Battle
  • Many thanks to the many volunteers for Battlefield Hospitality including Angharad, Dorothea, Elinor, Martin, Orsinia, Orsinia’s parents, Wrin, Yshoda, Jaqueline, Colin, Njall, Birna, Sam, Colin, Alora, and others.
  • Cleftlands supplied many champions for the war:
    • Archery Champions: Cadfan, Garvin, Gladius, Gwyneth, and Muldonny
    • Unbelted Champions: Americk, Brice, Constanza, Muldonny, and Sirius.
    • Belted Champions: Eikbrandr, Silverthorne, Kjartan, Thorin, and Winfang.
    • Heroic Champions: Valharic
  • As always, September is a busy time. Upcoming activities include:
    • 1-Sep: Tournament of the Arts in Barony of the Flame.
    • 6-Sep: Demo for the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society.
    • 8-Sep: Harvest Days in Barony of the Flaming Gryphon
    • 15/16-Sep: Mapleside Demo
    • 22-Sep: Standard Bearers
    • 26-Sep: Newcomer’s Open House
    • 29-Sep: Coronation

Demos: 

  • Thu, 6-Sep at 7 pm. East Cuyahoga Geneoalogical Society is looking for a demo of an hour to an hour and a half about what we do. Eve is looking for artisans and fighters to display and discuss their activities: depending on space there may be actual fighting.
  • Sat, 15-Sep and Sun, 16-Sep will be Mapleside Demo. Artair has created a Facebook event online that you can follow to see what’s going on. This demo requires fighters, fencers, displays, dancers, artisans, and people who can talk to a crowd. It leads very nicely into the Newcomer’s Open House at the following Dessert Revel.

Events: 

  • Sat, 22-Sep will be Standard Bearer’s at the Church of St William and Robert on E 260th street. Setup will be Saturday morning before the gate opens. Fighting and other activities will be downstairs, with an evening feast in the upper hall. Due to space restrictions, archery championships will need to be held elsewhere: date and location to be announced. .

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: Classes! Please tell Runa if you’d like to teach, or provide suggestions about what you’d like to learn.
    • 29-Sep: Alda: Papermaking for Demos.
    • 29-Sep: Runa: Share your Pennsic Classes
    • 5-Sep: Dmitri; Vocal Projection
    • 12-Sep: Orsinia: Parrots in Period
    • Seeking someone who can teach basket or straw hat weaving. If you can, or know who might, please contact Runa.

Guilds

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.

  • Armorer’s Guild meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice will on hiatus until 9-Sep, when they will again meet Sunday’s around 7 pm. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net..
  • Equestrian Practice at Half Oaks Farm meets on Sundays, depending on weather. If you have questions, please contact Tina Layne or James Layne on Facebook.
  • Archery Guild meet this upcoming Monday starting around 5:30 pm. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details, or contact Gwyneth.
  • Needleworkers Guilds next meets 11-Sep. They normally meet 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,around 7 pm. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net. The Baronial Banner project for Pennsic is proceeding well after the last meeting.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Gregorian Chant Choir will meet Wednesday at 7 pm at Baronial meetings. If interested, or even curious, please contact Meridian at arndtvocals@gmail.com: no experience in chant or rehearsal is required.
  • Scribes Guild normally meets 7 pm on first Mondays at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@Case.Edu with any questions.
  • Woodworker’s Guild is on indefinite hiatus due to life conflicts. If you’d like help with a project, please contact Meinhard directly at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions.

Meeting Minutes: 18-Jul-53

Seneschal: 

  • No meetings on 25-Jul, 1-Aug, 8-Aug, or 15-Aug. Enjoy Pennsic.

Baron and Baroness

  • 1-Aug, Wed, at 10 am(-ish) is the raising of the Baronial tent on the Battlefield Please come and help.
  • 4-Aug, Sat at 6 pm is Opening Ceremonies.. If you’re like to participate in the Cleftlands procession, please let Gianna now so she can arrange the muster.
  • 5-Aug, Sun at 10 am is the Cleftlands Archery Muster, at Camp of the Three Bears, diagonally opposite North gate. They’ll march across the Battlefield, stopping for pictures at the fort, and then at the bus stop to take an air conditioned ride to the Archery range.
  • 5-Aug, Sun at 7 pm, Aurelia’s Vigil will be held at Camp Newbridge.
  • 10-Aug, Fri at 8:15 am is the Armored and Rapier combatants muster, at Camp of the Three Bears, diagnonally opposite North gate. They’ll march to the Baronial tent on the Battlefield, take a shared unit picture and prepare for the Battle. After this battle, the Baronial Tent will be dropped.
  • 10-Aug, Fri at 8 pm, Tarmach’s play, Hector of Troy, will be staged at the Performing Arts Tent. Zsof is directing.
  • Gianna and Crispin have commissioned Baronial favors: enameled pewter tokens, for Pennsic. Please contact them at Pennsic if you’d like one.

Meeting Minutes: 11-Jul-53

Seneschal: 

  • No meetings on 25-Jul, 1-Aug, 8-Aug, or 15-Aug. Enjoy Pennsic.
  • A bid for January event has been accepted. it will be 19-Jan-2019. If you’d like to volunteer or suggest anything, please contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com.

Demos:

  • Demo on Thu, 6-Sep at 7 pm at the Mayfield Community Center for the East Cuyahoga County Genealogical Society. Eve is looking for fighers, fencers, dancers, and artisans.

Events: 

  • Pennsic!
    • Battlefield Hospitality is looking for volunteers to help keep our Battle Unit fighters well and hydrated. If you’re interested in helping out, please volunteer to Angharad or Dorothea.
    • The royalty needs volunteers for retainers and guards at Pennsic. Please sign up at https://trm.midrealm.org/schedule/pennsic/.
    • Muldonney is the Target Archery General for Pennsic this year. Please come and shoot the populace point, even if your bow is dusty, as every point counts. Archery Champion Team tryouts are Sat, Sun, and Mon (3, 4, 5-Aug) at 5:30 pm. Cleftlands has been a significant portion of the team for the last few years – keep up the tradition.

Guilds

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.

  • Armorer’s Guild meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice will meet Sunday around 7 pm. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net..
  • Archery Guild meet the next two Mondays (16-Jul, and 23-Jul) around 5:30 pm, but then will be off for Pennsic. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details, or contact Gwyneth.
  • Needleworkers Guilds meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,around 7 pm. They will not meet again until after Pennsic Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Gregorian Chant Choir is being led by Meridian at Baronial meetings. Please contact her if arndtvocals@gmail.com: no experience in chant or rehearsal is required.
  • Scribes Guild meets 7 pm on first Mondays at Brackenburye Cottage, but not in August. Please contact Melisent at Grace@Case.Edu with any questions.
  • Woodworker’s Guild is on indefinite hiatus due to life conflicts. For help contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com.

Baron and Baroness

  • Baronial tent will be raised at 10 on Wed, 1-Aug (Peace Week). Please come and help.
  • Gianna and Crispin are looking to make a display at the Procession to Opening Ceremonies. Please let them know if you can come carry a banner. Please wear blue and white, or red and white.
  • Populace Archery muster will be Sun, 5-Aug at 9 am. Meet at Camp of the Three Bears in Block N17, then march to the Castle for a team photo, and to the bus stop to take the bus to the Archery Range.
  • Armored and Rapier combatants Muster will be at 8:15 on Fri, 10Aug at Camp of the Three Bears in Block N17, after which the whole array of us will march together to the Battlefield for the combined Rapier/Armored Battle, the last battle of the war. Photo shoot will be held, at the Baronial Tent, after the battle, and before the tent is dropped.

Congratulations Ísgerðr Gulkárr!

Congratulations to the newest vigilant for the Order of the Laurel recognized by the Crown of the Middle Kingdom at Brawl at the Crooked Dragon, Viscountess Ísgerðr Gulkárr!

Meeting Minutes: 27-Jun-53

Seneschal: 

  • No meeting next week, as with will be July 4 and there are fireworks to be seen.
  • No meetings on 25-Jul, 1-Aug, 8-Aug, or 15-Aug. Enjoy Pennsic.

Demos: No updates

Events: 

  • Last NOWM announcement: 604 people intended, inclusive of adults, children, and comped guests. Our balance on the event was $1,741.03.
  • Brawl at the Crooked Dragon Inn/Tournament of Chivalry is this Saturday in Falcon’s Quarry.  There will be plenty of interesting fighting with attendees form all over the Kingdom. There will be fun rapier tourneys, and, if it gets too hot, a water battle, so bring your water guns and buckets.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: There will be no classes during July and August. Please submit class suggestions for September.
  • Rapier Marshal, Velvet: On 3-Jul in Aethelmearc there is a regional rapier practice at Sundered Oak starting around 6 pm. It’s only two hours away. He’ll be posting information if you’re interested in attending.

Guilds

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.

  • Armorer’s Guild meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice will meet this Sunday around 7 pm. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net..
  • Equestrian Practice at Half Oaks Farm meets on Sundays, depending on weather. If you have questions, please contact Tina Layne or James Layne on Facebook.
  • Archery Guild meet this upcoming Monday starting around 5:30 pm. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details, or contact Gwyneth.
  • Needleworkers Guilds meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays,around 7 pm. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net. The Baronial Banner project for Pennsic is proceeding well after the last meeting.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Gregorian Chant Choir is being led by Meridian at Baronial meetings. Please contact her if arndtvocals@gmail.com: no experience in chant or rehearsal is required. She’s preparing for NOWM.
  • Scribes Guild meets 7 pm on first Mondays at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@Case.Edu with any questions.
  • Woodworker’s Guild is on indefinite hiatus due to life conflicts. If you’d like help with a project, please contact Meinhard directly at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions.

Baron and Baroness

  • Baron Wars was a low turnout, but Falcon’s Quarry is an even closer event, so we expect to see more people in attendance at Brawl and the Tournament of Chivalry.
  • Gianna will be serving as List Mistress at Brawl this Saturday. If you’d like to assist her please drop on by.

Meeting Minutes: 20-Jun-53

Seneschal: No updates

Demos: No updates

Events: No more receipts accepted for NOWM—thank you for your donations

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: We have classes scheduled for meetings through June. There will be no classes during July and August.
    • 27-Jun: Medieval Sword and Buckler with Sir Krisztian.
    • Please submit class suggestions for September.

Guilds

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.

  • Armorer’s Guild meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice will meet this Sunday around 7 pm. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net..
  • Cook’s Guild Cooking over Fire, this Sunday, 24-Jun, 10 am. Contact Angharad at baronessangharad@gmail.com for further information, or check the event at the Baronial Facebook page.
  • Equestrian Practice at Half Oaks Farm meets on Sundays, depending on weather. If you have questions, please contact Tina Layne or James Layne on Facebook.
  • Archery Guild will meet on Mondays starting around 5:30 pm. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details, or contact Gwyneth.
  • Needleworkers Guilds meets to work on war banner projects this upcoming Tuesday, 26-Jun, 6:30 pm at Madelaine’s home. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Gregorian Chant Choir is being led by Meridian at Baronial meetings. Please contact her if arndtvocals@gmail.com: no experience in chant or rehearsal is required. She’s preparing for NOWM.
  • Scribes Guild meets 7 pm on first Mondays at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@Case.Edu with any questions.
  • Woodworker’s Guild is on indefinite hiatus due to life conflicts. If you’d like help with a project, please contact Meinhard directly at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions.

Baron and Baroness

  • Baron Wars is this upcoming weekend in Toledo, and Brawl at the Crooked Dragon Inn the following Saturday in Falcon’s Quarry.
  • Don’t forget that there’s still time to make award recommendations for Pennsic.
  • Schedule for Pennsic Baronial Musters has not been set, as some of the battle schedules are still unclear. They will be shared as soon as final.
  • HIs Majesty will be exacting a war tax on the baronies of the Kingdom, to include:
    • Benches for Midrealm Royal. Pietro and Crispin will be organizing this work, if you’d like to contribute.
    • Booze (libations) for our allies, Aethelmearc. Zuriel is organizing this gift, please contact her if you’d like to provide items.
    • Banners. Elizabeth is organizing this work.
    • Bodies: Each Barony is asked to contribute 1 or 2 people at least to assist with resetting the field after each battle to prepare for the next. Ulfr will be organizing this group.

Congratulations Muldonny and Edric!

On Wednesday, June 13th the Barony of the Cleftlands hosted Captain Sirius’ Two Man Melee Tournament. When the dust finally settled and the blows were counted, the team consisting of Forester Muldonny McVriw and Lord Edric Eiksson was victorious, each receiving a hand-crafted ax. Huzzah! Photograph by Forester Gwyneth Cole.

Meeting Minutes: 13-Jun-53

Seneschal

Preregistration for Pennsic, and for Pennsic land, ends this Saturday.

Events

  • June Dessert Revel: 27-Jun
    • The theme will be “It’s Summer: Relax!”
  • Brawl at the Crooked Dragon Inn/TOC
    • It’s three weeks until the TOC at Brawl at the Crooked Dragon Inn, again in Falcon’s Quarry. Check out the newly updated website: https://falconsquarry.midrealm.org/events/brawl-at-the-crooked-dragon/

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: We have classes scheduled for meetings through June. There will be no classes during July and August. You can find the upcoming class listings on the Cleftlands website or on Facebook’s event calendar:
    • 20-Jun: Making a Chainmail Bracelet: Yang
  • Robert: You have one more week to get receipts to Robert for reimbursement.

Guilds

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.

  • Armorer’s Guild does NOT meet at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice is occurring this Sunday now that NOWM is past. They meet again on 16-Jun. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net..
  • Archery Guild normally meets Monday around 5:30 pm. They’ll also be meeting this Sunday, 17-Jun, at 10 am, in Punderson State Park, to shoot the seasonal Society Challenge. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details, or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm . Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Cook’s Guild will be holding a ‘Cooking over Fire’ get together on Sun, 24-Jun: details to follow. Please check the Cleftlands Cooks Facebook page for details.
  • Needleworkers will meet next on Tue, 26-Jun at Madelaine’s home to work on the war-booty banners. They normally meet second and fourth Tuesdays. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • The Schola Petrae, Cleftlands Chant group, will be beginning practices again. Please contact Meridian at  arndtvocals@gmail.com .
  • Equestrian Practice at Half Oaks Farm normally meets on Sundays, depending on weather. If you have questions, please contact Tina Layne or James Layne on Facebook.
  • Woodworker’s Guild is on indefinite hiatus due to life conflicts. If you’d like help with a project, please contact Meinhard directly at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions.

Other Announcements

  • Sirius’s Two-Man Melee Tourney was won by the only team of two unbelts: Muldonney and Edricsson. They received the prize of two hand-made axes.
  • The Northern Oaken Archery Champion, chosen by competition at NOWM, is Gladius the Alchemist.

Barons

There were many activities and champions at NOWM.

  • Challenge of the Noble Cup was won by Meridian, the same day as Schola Petrae premiered.
  • The victor of the Baroness’ Bocce Ball Tournament was Vlad.
  • There were several Cleftlanders who received awards in Court at NOWM.
    • Glenn of Cleftlands – Award of the Dragon’s Treasure
    • Fjalar Hrafnsson – Award of Arms
    • Gudrun Andresdottir – Award of Arms
    • Meridian of the Woods – Award of Arms
    • Torsten Korta Klinge – Award of Arms
    • Wrin the Red – Award of Arms
    • Eve of Cleftlands – Award of the Purple Fret
    • Tariq al Sanna Al Fjall – Award of the Purple Fret
    • Gregor of Vito’s Minions – Order of the Dragon’s Tooth
  • Awards given at Baronial Court
    • Jaquelinne de la Deicier – Award of Saint Alfred
    • Rayfezda of Bloodjack – Award of Saint Alfred
    • Sirius of Cleftlands – Award of Saint Alfred
    • Æthelwynn Skerra Dimma – Award of the Azure Trident
    • Runa Æikibrandskona – Premier of the new Order of the Azure Trident
  • The Azure Trident is a new award to be given to those actively involved on promoting combative activities: armored combat, rapier combat, or archery.

 

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