Meeting Minutes: 17-Jul-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • Musters and tent raising at Pennsic are posted online at http://www.cleftlands.org/2019/pennsic-war-muster-schedule-2019/ and are listed below
  • Have a safe and happy Pennsic.

Seneschal, Cadfan

  • We are off for the next four weeks. Our first post-Pennsic meeting will be 21-Aug.

Officers

  • Shahzada: Social Media 
    • Please keep an eye on the FB page will have scheduled posts about Cleftlands-related activities.
    • Please share with me pictures of Cleftlanders out and about at Pennsic for our social media feed.
  • Runa, A&S Minister
    • Save your Pennsic class handouts, so we can share among ourselves at a meeting after Pennsic.

Events

  • Pennsic (28-Jul to 11-Aug):
    • Tue, 30-Jul at 11:00 AM: Battlefield Tent Setup @ Battlefield (need 5-8 people)
    • Sat, 3-Aug at 5:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies Muster & Procession @ Midrealm Royal (populace welcome, wear your best blue and white!)
    • Sun, 4-Aug at 10:30 AM: Archery Muster (and mini-picnic, refreshments available!) @ Bork Camp
    • Mon, 5-Aug at 10:30 am: Hospitality for the Armored Field Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield
    • Mon, 5-Aug at 2:30 pm: Hospitality for the Rapier Field Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield
    • Thu, 8-Aug at 10:30 am: Hospitality for the Rapier Pillage Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield
    • Thu, 8-Aug at 2:00 pm: Hospitality for the Armored Bridge Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield.
    • Fri, 9 -Aug at 9 AM: Armored & Rapier Combat Muster @ The Camp of the Three Bears (battle starts at 10:00, don’t be late!)
    • Fri, 9-Aug at 10 am: Hospitality for the Armored & Rapier Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield (or meet up at the Muster) 
    • Fri, 9-Aug at 11:00 AM: Armored & Rapier Battle Unit Picture (between before or between battles)
    • Fri, 9-Aug at 1:00 PM: Battlefield Tent Tear Down (after Combined Armored & Rapier battles)
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.
  • Standard Bearer’s: accepting bids
  • Regular Event: accepting bids

Other Announcements:

  • The show, Forbidden Pennsic is being revived this year. Many local contributors PA tent, Friday, Warweek, 8 pm.
  • Alienor is looking for someone who can do industrial sewing part-time while she is recovering from surgery. If you are interested or know of someone, please contact her as Susan Blair on Facebook.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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

  • Armorer’s Guild will meet next on 22-Aug at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club most Thursdays. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild meets, depending on weather, on Mondays 5:30 pm, at Gwyneth’s home.  This week w’ll be doing a Pennsic review. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks 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 Guild normally meets 2 and 4th Tuesdays. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for detail for details and directions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

Officer Opening – Knight’s Marshal

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Knight’s Marshal. If you would like to be considered for a position, please fill out an application online. The submission will be received by the Baron, Baroness, and Seneschal for review prior to being presented at an Officers meeting for final vote.

Thank you for your interest!

Meeting Minutes: 10-Jul-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • Next week (17-Jul) is the last pre-Pennsic Cleftlands meeting. We resume our meetings on 21-Aug.
  • Musters and tent raising at Pennsic are posted online at http://www.cleftlands.org/2019/pennsic-war-muster-schedule-2019/ and is listed below

Seneschal, Cadfan

  • Carl is stepping up as the new Demo Coordinator
  • Thorin is stepping down as Knight’s Marshal. If you are interested in taking the role, please contact him or Cadfan with questions. You can apply online on the Cleftlands website.

Officers

  • Demo Coordinator, Master Dietrich for Carl
    • Rivenvale has a demo at Youngstown State University this weekend. They need fighters. Check the Rivenvale group site for rinformation.
    • 10-6 on Sunday, and 11-5 on Sunday. Baklava bribes are being offered.
  • Rapier Unit Commander, Velvet:
    • The cannon, Clariel II, is coming to Pennsic this year to participate in the La Rochelle battle, in the morning of middle Saturday. If you want to help make ammo, come next week at meeting to help out.
  • Archery Marshal, Cadfan
    • Next week, weather permitting, there will be archery at meeting.

Events

  • Pennsic (28-Jul to 11-Aug):
    • Tue, 30-Jul at 11:00 AM: Battlefield Tent Setup @ Battlefield (need 5-8 people)
    • Sat, 3-Aug at 5:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies Muster & Procession @ Midrealm Royal (populace welcome, wear your best blue and white!)
    • Sun, 4-Aug at 10:30 AM: Archery Muster (and mini-picnic, refreshments available!) @ Bork
    • Mon, 5-Aug at 10:30 am: Hospitality for the Armored Field Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield
    • Mon, 5-Aug at 2:30 pm: Hospitality for the Rapier Field Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield
    • Thu, 8-Aug at 10:30 am: Hospitality for the Rapier Pillage Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield
    • Thu, 8-Aug at 2:00 pm: Hospitality for the Armored Bridge Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield.
    • Fri, 9 -Aug at 9 AM: Armored & Rapier Combat Muster @ Three Bears (battle starts at 10:00, don’t be late!)
    • Fri, 9-Aug at 10 am: Hospitality for the Armored & Rapier Battle @ the Baronial tent on the Main Battlefield (or meet up at the Muster) 
    • Fri, 9-Aug at 11:00 AM: Armored & Rapier Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
    • Fri, 9-Aug at 1:00 PM: Battlefield Tent Tear Down (after Combined Armored & Rapier battles)
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.
  • Standard Bearer’s: accepting bids
  • Regular Event: accepting bids.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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

  • Armorer’s Guild will meet next on 18-July at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club this Thursday as usual. They are currently working on beer and taxidermy. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild meets, depending on weather, on Mondays 5:30 pm, at Gwyneth’s home.  Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks 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 Guild meets next after Pennsic. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for detail for details and directions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

Pennsic War Muster Schedule

Cleftlands combined battle unit, Pennsic 47 (2018). Photograph by: Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari.

Their Excellencies Crispin and Gianna cordially invite combatants as well as the populace to the following Pennsic musters, championships, battlefield pavilion setup and tear down, and the Cleftlands Unit picture(s):

  • Tue, 30-Jul at 11:00 AM: Battlefield Tent Setup @ Battlefield
  • Sat, 3-Aug at 5:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies Muster & Procession @ Midrealm Royal (populace welcome, wear your best blue and white!)
  • Sun, 4-Aug at 10:30 AM: Archery Muster (and mini-picnic, refreshments available!) @ Bork
  • Fri, 9 -Aug at 9 AM: Armored & Rapier Combat Muster @ Three Bears (battle starts at 10:00, don’t be late!)
  • Fri, 9-Aug at 11:00 AM: Armored & Rapier Battle Unit Picture (between battles)
  • Fri, 9-Aug at 1:00 PM: Battlefield Tent Tear Down (after Combined Armored & Rapier battles)

* Time is approximate and subject to changes slightly (probably later) due to actual battle start and finish times.

Meeting Minutes: 3-Jul-54

Baron, Crispin 

  • There are only two more Cleftlands meetings before the Pennsic break. The last pre-Pennsic Cleftlands meeting will be 17-Jul, and we will resume meeting on 21-Aug
  • Have a safe and happy Independence Day. .
  • Musters at Pennsic: Armored and Rapier muster will be Friday 9:30 am at the Camp of the Three Bears. Archery muster will be Sunday at 10:30 am at Bork.
  • Thanks to the Reapers for preparing the new archery field.

Events

  • On 7-Jul, Cook’s Guild hosts a ‘Cooking over Fire’ practice on Sun 7-Jul, around 1 pm, at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home on the westside. Check the event on the FB group: Cleftlands Cooks.
  • Pennsic (28-Jul to 11-Aug):
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.
  • Standard Bearer’s: accepting bids
  • Regular Event: accepting bids.

Officers

  • Archery Marshal, Cadfan: Had great turnout for our first official practice at our new site.
  • A&S Minister, Runa:
    • No more classes before Pennsic. .
    • There’s a ‘challenge’ between Brendoken and Cleftlands about whom has the most entries on the A&S portal this quarter. Please make sure you record your A&S activities: armor repair, research, all of it. Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal (https://a12c.enciva.com) An adult should enter youth activities.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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.  Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal.

  • Armorer’s Guild will not meet 4 or 11-July at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home. The last pre-Pennsic Guild meeting will be 18-Jul. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck usually hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club on Thursday. They are currently working on beer and taxidermy. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild meets, depending on weather, on Mondays 5:30 pm, at Gwyneth’s home.  Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks 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 Guild meets 9-Jul: the last meeting before Pennsic, at Madelaine’s home on the near west-side. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for detail for details and directions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

A Not-So-Medieval Potluck

On June 26, the Barony of the Cleftlands gathered together to celebrate A Not-So-Medieval Potluck! Our many members arrived with their favorite potluck fare in hand and relaxed while His Excellency Crispin tended the hearth fires.  Thank you to all those who contributed and attended!

June Dessert Revel: A Not-So-Medieval Potluck

Their Excellencies Crispin and Gianna, fifth Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands, cordially invite you to their June Dessert Revel to be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Euclid, OH.

Summer seems to have finally arrived, so it’s time to celebrate! This coming Wednesday, June 26, at the revel at our normal meeting site will be a grill-out | potluck. Their Excellencies are inviting you to be their guest as they slave over the open grill to cook up some hamburgers and hot dogs and other goodies (their treat!). Please add to the deliciousness and bring your favorite summer picnic dish to share. The grill will be full but there is a kitchen inside if you need to use it (just clean up afterwards).

 
We’ll soon be scattering for our Pennsic prep and to our Pennsic camps, so here’s a chance to relax, hang out, eat some good food, and enjoy each other’s company while the sun still shines.

We look forward to seeing you

Congratulations Carl of Cleftlands, Demo Coordinator!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome Lord Carl of Cleftlands as Demo Coordinator! A special thanks to the outgoing Lady Shahzada Isfahani for her hard work and service over the last two years.

Congratulations Cadfan of Cleftlands, Archery Marshal!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome Lord Cadfan of Cleftlands as Archery Marshal! A special thanks to the outgoing Forester Garvin the Slow for his hard work and service.

Meeting Minutes: 19-June-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • Baron Wars in Toledo is this weekend. Lots of fighting, archery, equestrian, and other activities.  Their Excellencies will have a day shade near the fighting: please join them.
  • Crooked Dragon is next weekend in Falcon’s Quarry. Their Excellencies will also have a day shade here.
  • If you have questions about the new policies on sign-ins at meeting for martial activities, come ask the Marshals.

Seneschal: Cadfan

  • Karl will be stepping up as the new Demo Coordinator.
  • Cadfan is stepping up as Baronial Archery Marshal.
  • Kingdom Seneschal has announced the Anti-Harassment policy must be displayed at all meetings and practices.
  • Kingdom Earl Marshal has announced that we need to return to treating events, meetings, practices, and demos the same with sign-ins, waivers, armor inspections, and active marshals.
  • The Kingdom Seneschal has announced a new policy related to scheduling events that means we probably need schedule most our events further in advance to confirm the dates.

Events

  • NOWM final numbers: 496 people. Total income from the event was $668.60.
  • June Dessert Revel, 26-Jun: Baronial Cookout. Crispin will be grilling hotdogs. Please bring non-grilled side dishes to share.
  • Pennsic (28-Jul to 11-Aug): Pre-registration closes Friday. Please pre-reg.
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.
  • Standard Bearer’s: accepting bids
  • Regular Event: accepting bids.

Officers

  • Archery Marshal, Cadfan: We will be able to do archery at meeting, though it’s risky for arrows. They are working on a way to erect an archery net. Please check the Cleftlands group page for updates on a weekly basis.
  • Rapier Marshal, Velvet: Needs loaner gorgets.
  • Exchequer, Robert. If you donate items, such as gorgets, Robert can give you a receipt to use for your taxes.
  • Pursuivant, Njall: Attendance will be erratic the next few meetings and until Pennsic. He’s looking for those interesting in doing vocal heraldry at meeting.
  • A&S Minister, Runa:
    • On 26-Jun, Madelaine will present a class on Pennsic Food Preparation and Preserving, and will provide samples.
    • Jul-3, Chai will host a panel, “Inside Pennsic,” from someone who has worked in every department and been Mayor.
    • There’s a ‘challenge’ between Brendoken and Cleftlands about whom has the most entries on the A&S portal this quarter. Please make sure you record your A&S activities: armor repair, research, all of it. Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal (https://a12c.enciva.com)

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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.  Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal (https://a12c.enciva.com)

  • Armorer’s Guild meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck usually hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club on Thursday. They are currently working on beer and taxidermy. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild meets, depending on weather, on Mondays 5:30 pm, at Gwyneth’s home, depending on weather.  Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks 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 Guild normally meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays: but will meet only once in June and July. They will meet next on 9-Jul: the last meeting before Pennsic, at Madelaine’s home on the near west-side. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for detail for details and directions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays, next on 1-Jul, at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. On 7-Jul, we’ll be having a ‘Cooking over Fire’ practice on Sun 7-Jul, around 1 pm, at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home on the westside. Check the event on the FB group: Cleftlands Cooks. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

Meeting Minutes: 12-Jun-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • A change in the battlefield set up at meeting: We were making more noise than the bocce teams were comfortable with so the armored combat has moved out to the baseball diamond.
  • There was a ‘test’ archery range was set up on the field as well. Since it worked well, we’ll probably have target archery at meetings when weather permits. Please check the FB page.
  • It’s the time to submit award recommendations for Pennsic. You can submit them electronically on the Midrealm service portal.
  • June Dessert Revel, 26-Jun, Crispin will be bringing a grill and hot-dogs for a Baronial cookout. Please bring side dishes and beverages to share.

Seneschal: Cadfan

  • Officer’s meeting next week. Details will be emailed.

Events

  • NOWM receipts have all been turned in. If you have not turned them in, thank you for your donation.
  • June Dessert Revel, 26-Jun: Baronial Cookout Please bring side dishes to share.
  • Pennsic (28-Jul to 11-Aug): Pre-registration closes one week from today.
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa:
    • On 27-Jun, Madelaine will present a class on Pennsic Food Preparation and Preserving, and will provide samples.
    • No class scheduled for next week, so the classroom will be open for crafting activities.
    • There’s a ‘challenge’ between Brendoken and Cleftlands about whom has the most entries on the A&S portal this quarter. Please make sure you record your A&S activities: armor repair, research, all of it. Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal (https://a12c.enciva.com)

Other New

  • Baron Durr is having open heart surgery Monday morning. Contact Katerin if you’d like to send a note or message.
  • Alienor is suggesting a Writers Circle for anyone interested in writing stories or poetry, period or not. If anyone is interested please contact her on FB, or look for her post on the Baronial page.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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.  Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal (https://a12c.enciva.com)

  • Armorer’s Guild meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck usually hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club on Thursday. They are currently working on beer and taxidermy. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild meets, depending on weather, on Mondays 5:30 pm, at Gwyneth’s home, depending on weather.  Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details or contact Gwyneth.
  • Leatherworks 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 Guild normally meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays: but will meet only once in June and July. They will meet next on 9-Jul: the last meeting before Pennsic, at Madelaine’s home on the near west-side. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for detail for details and directions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays, next on 1-Jul, at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. On 7-Jul, we’ll be having a ‘Cooking over Fire’ practice on Sun 7-Jul, around 1 pm, at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home on the westside. Check the event on the FB group: Cleftlands Cooks. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

Meeting Minutes: 5-Jun-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • At NOWM this last weekend, there were a number of Cleftlanders receiving awards, including:
    • Cadfan, who received both the Award of the Purple Fret and the Award of St. Clariel
    • Tryggr, who received his Award of Arms
    • Calum, who received the Award of the Azure Chalice
    • Brice Calhoun, who received the Award of St. Alfred.
    • Dafydd, who received the Award of the Azure Trident.
  • James Barkley presented the Barony with a leather-bound book in which to retain the history of the Cleftlands. How to fill this book is currently being decided.

Events

  • MK50 year: Cadfan thanked Brendan and Miriana for all their work assembling the Cleftlands History display.
  • NOWM:
    • Receipts for NOWM must be turned in to Robert by next Wednesday.
    • Many thank yous were given to those who helped out, including from Madelaine to her Gate Crew; Cadfan for help setting up the archery range; Constanza for the help of many marshals, and Rojhan for all the help and support with Youth Activities.
    • Gianna is still looking for someone who may want to organize NOWM for next year. Please contact her if you’re interested.
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.
  • It is just about time to be thinking about Regular Event for next year. If you have any ideas, please discuss them with Cadfan.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa:
    • Runa is stepping down in November this year. If you’re interested, please talk with her.
    • Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal (https://a12c.enciva.com). Runa has posted directions on how to make entries on Facebook.
    • Classes! Please tell Runa if you’d like to teach, or provide suggestions about what you’d like to learn. She’s particularly interested in Pennsic-prep classes for June.
    • Next week, 12-Jun, Aidan will be presenting a class on making Mineral Pigments
    • On 19-Jun, Madelaine will present on Pennsic Food Planning.

Other New

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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. They will be back on schedule next week. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck usually hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club on Thursday. They are currently working on beer and taxidermy. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild meets, depending on weather, on Mondays, 5:30, at Gwyneth’s home.  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 Guild normally meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays: but will meet only once in June and July. They will meet next on 11-Jun. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.netfor detail for details and directions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays, next on 1-Jul, at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. On 7-Jul, we’ll be having a ‘Cooking over Fire’ practice: details to be announced. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

Meeting Minutes: 29-May-54

There was no business meeting at the May Dessert Revel and Rummage Sale.

Congratulations Prince Seto and Princess Ynes!

The royal family, Queen Kateryn, Princess Ynes, Prince Seto, and King Edmund. 

On Sunday, May 26th in the far away lands of the Barony of Sternfeld, their Royal Majesties King Edmund and Queen Kateryn hosted their Crown Tournament at the Middle Kingdom Golden Jubilee celebrations. Once the dust settled and the blows were counted, the Midrealm crowned the 100th heirs to the Kingdom, Prince Seto Gesshuko and Princess Ynes de Jaen. Congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses!

Photograph by: Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari

 

Meeting Minutes: 22-May-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • At Midrealm 50-Year, is this weekend, including Crown Tourney. Cleftlanders participating include Calum fighting for Angharad, and Crispin fighting for Gianna.

Events

  • North Oaken War Maneuvers. 1 to 3-Jun.
    • NOWM campsite is having trouble with their septic system. There will be no showers or flush toilets available. (And no digging of sumps is allowed.) There will be potable water on the battlefield, but generally, bring drinking water.
    • Pierogi Hut will be serving Friday and Saturday 6-9 pm (as well as the usual lunch times).
    • There will be a youth point show and tell on Saturday. If you have an award and are willing to talk to the youths about it, talk to Lord Rowan.
  • May Dessert Revel on 29-May will be the Baronial Garage Sale and Swap Meet. Start collecting your white elephants now.
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.
  • It is just about time to be thinking about Regular Event for next year. If you have any ideas, please discuss them with Cadfan.
  • Her Excellency Gianna would very much like to NOT be the event steward for NOWM next year. Please talk to her if you’re at all interested.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa:
    • Runa is stepping down in November this year. If you’re interested, please talk with her.
    • Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal (https://a12c.enciva.com). Runa has posted directions on how to make entries on Facebook.
    • Classes! Please tell Runa if you’d like to teach, or provide suggestions about what you’d like to learn. She’s particularly interested in Pennsic-prep classes for June.
    • There will be no classes next week at the dessert revel. In June there will be a class on making Pennsic Food by Baroness  Madelaine, and one on Period Pigments by Master Aiden.

Other New

  • Jaquelinne thanks everyone who participated in the ’50 Largesse Items for Midrealm 50-Year’ challenge. She’ll be presenting the items of largesse at the 50-year celebration this weekend as a gift of the Cleftlands.
  • The March of Gwyntarian now includes archery practice at their regular weekly meeting (starting at 6:30 on Thursdays, see  Marche of Gwyntarian – The Akron/Kent branch of the SCA for directions).

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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 NOT meet at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. They will be back on schedule next week. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck usually hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club on Thursday. They are currently working on beer and taxidermy. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild will NOT meet this Monday due to Memorial Day. Their regular Monday meetings will return the following week, depending on weather, on Mondays, 5:30, at Gwyneth’s home.  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 Guild meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. They will meet next on 11-Jun. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.netfor detail for details and directions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays, next in June, at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions.

Meeting Minutes: 15-May-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • Thank you, Tarmach, for serving as Event Steward for Fletchings of Spring this last weekend.
  • Congratulations to Gwyneth who won the Advanced Archery Challenge
  • Congratulations to Dafydd, who won the Ash Ring from Garvin.
  • At Midrealm 50-Year, his Majesty is hosting a ‘Not Crown Tourney’ on Saturday morning, inviting all knights and other combatants by invitation. Five Cleftlanders were invited, including Muldonney, Sirius, Kari, Tariq, and Edward.
  • Crown Tourney is upcoming. Cleftlanders participating include Calum fighting for Angharad, and Crispin fighting for Gianna.

Events

  • North Oaken War Maneuvers. 1 to 3-Jun.
    • Clean up weekend is this weekend, 18-May, opposite Aethelmearc War Practice.
    • Pre-registration is open. Please find Madelaine or Dorothea at meeting, or register online using the ePay.
    • Robert is looking for people to help with parking Friday and Saturday. If you are camping with a group, please let him know and he’ll try to keep parking for your camp together as a unit.
    • Pierogi Hut will be serving Friday and Saturday 6-9 pm.
    • Craftsperson Row at NOWM will be by the bocce ball court. Talk to Jolicia about displaying.
  • May Dessert Revel on 29-May will be the Baronial Garage Sale and Swap Meet. Start collecting your white elephants now.
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.
  • It is just about time to be thinking about Regular Event for next year. If you have any ideas, please discuss them with Cadfan.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa:
    • Runa is stepping down in November this year. If you’re interested, please talk with her.
    • Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal (https://a12c.enciva.com). Runa has posted directions on how to make entries on Facebook.
    • Classes! Please tell Runa if you’d like to teach, or provide suggestions about what you’d like to learn. She’s particularly interested in Pennsic-prep classes for June.

Other News

  • Jaquelinne is sponsoring a ’50 Largesse Items for Midrealm 50-Year’ challenge. She’ll collect and present the items of largesse at the 50-year celebration as a gift of the Cleftlands. Please have your items to her by 15-May: she’ll arrange to get them there and presented.
  • Sirius hosted his Two Headed Troll tourney tonight. The victors were Crispin and his second head, Lubeck.
  • Miriana, as A&S Champion, challenge artisans to work on a piece as part of a team with someone of another skill level. The first presentation of projects is next Wednesday.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck usually hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club on Thursday. They are currently working on beer and taxidermy. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild will meet, depending on weather, on Mondays, 5:30, at Gwyneth’s home. They will meet next on 20-May, but not on Memorial Day. 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 Guild meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. They will meet next in June. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for detail for details and directions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays, next in June, at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions. We will be planning to do some “Cooking over Fire’ practices at NOWM.

Meeting Minutes: 8-May-54

Baron and Baroness, Crispin and Gianna

  • Armored combat will be moving outdoors at meeting, weather permitting.
  • At Coronation this last week, Laurelen was asked to serve as King’s Champion.

Events

  • Fletchings of Spring, an all-day archery event, is 11-May at Punderson State Park. For additional information, check http://fletchings.cleftlands.org/.
  • North Oaken War Maneuvers. 1 to 3-Jun.
    • Clean up weekend is 18-May, opposite Aethelmearc War Practice.
    • Pre-registration is open. Please find Madelaine or Dorothea at meeting.
    • Robert is looking for people to help with parking Friday and Saturday.
    • Youth Point needs adult volunteers all three days. We could also use donations of craft supplies.
    • The Class Coordinator still has some class spots open.
    • Gate could use volunteers, especially on Saturday.
    • Katelena would appreciate help with the Royalty lunch. She’ll be posting lists of what is needed.
    • Gianna is still looking for someone interested in learning how to organize NOWM.
    • Remember that, as parking is limited, it’s helpful to park with your friends and campmates so that you’ll be leaving around the same time.
    • Pierogi Hut will be serving Friday and Saturday 6-9 pm.
    • Craftsperson Row at NOWM will be by the bocce ball court. Talk to Jolicia about displaying.
  • May Dessert Revel on 29-May will be the Baronial Garage Sale and Swap Meet. Start collecting your white elephants now.
  • Bardic Madness, 2-Nov, will be in Rocky River.
  • It is just about time to be thinking about Regular Event for next year. If you have any ideas, please discuss them with Cadfan.

Officers

  • Demo Coordinator, Shahzada
    • She’s looking to step down soon. If you have any questions or are interested, please talk with her, or apply online after Friday.
  • A&S Minister, Runa:
    • Runa is stepping down in November this year. If you’re interested, please talk with her.
    • Please use the new online A&S Activities Tracker on the Midrealm Services Portal (https://a12c.enciva.com). Runa has posted directions on how to make entries on Facebook.
    • Classes! Please tell Runa if you’d like to teach, or provide suggestions about what you’d like to learn. She’s particularly interested in Pennsic-prep classes for June.

Other News

  • Jaquelinne is sponsoring a ’50 Largesse Items for Midrealm 50-Year’ challenge. She’ll collect and present the items of largesse at the 50-year celebration as a gift of the Cleftlands. Please have your items to her by 15-May: she’ll arrange to get them there and presented.
  • Sirius is hosting a Two Headed Troll tourney at meeting in next weeks. Proper hand protection is required. NO hockey gloves!! Information is available on the Facebook page.
  • Miriana, as A&S Champion, is setting an ongoing A&S challenge: To work as a team with someone of a different skill level. Be the learner or the teacher. The first presentation of items created  will be the Wednesday before 50 Year.

Guilds and Guild Adjacent Activities

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@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Lubeck usually hosts his Anti-Social (Brewing) club on Thursday. They are currently working on beer and taxidermy. If you’re interested, please contact him as Steve Kerg on Facebook to confirm the meeting.
  • Archery Guild will meet, depending on weather, on Mondays, 5:30, at Gwyneth’s home. They will meet next on Memorial Day. 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 Guild meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Next meeting is 14-May at Madelaine’s, but they will not meet again in May. Directions will be posted online, or contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for detail for details and directions.
  • Bookbinders Guild is making 50 small books to give as largesse at MK 50-Year, at Wednesday meetings. Please contact Jolicia or James Barkley if you have questions. There’s already a post with requested supplies on the Baronial FB page.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays, next on 6-May, at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Cook’s Guild meets first Wednesdays at meeting. Contact Angharad at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com if you have questions. We will be planning to do some “Cooking over Fire’ practices at NOWM.

Two-Headed Troll Tournament

With the blessings of Their Excellencies Crispin and Gianna, Captain Sirius of Cleftlands is sponsoring a two-headed troll tournament. The tournament will be held on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 8:00 PM in Euclid, OH at the regular Cleftlands meeting. The format will be that of a two-headed troll, two fighters with an arm behind each other’s back (proper hand protection required) fighting with a sword and shield. In order to kill the troll both heads must be eliminated with a killing blow to the body or head of each half of the fighter. The troll with the most kills win, or in the case of a tie, the fastest time.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Congratulations King Edmund and Queen Kateryn!

On Saturday, May 4th in the far away lands of the Barony of Shadowed Stars, their Royal Majesties King Edmund and Queen Kateryn were crowned during a successful transition of power. We wish Count A’kos and Countess Bella well in their retirement.

Photographs by: The Honorable Lady Brangwayn Snowden.

Officer Opening – Demonstration Coordinator

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Demonstration Coordinator. This position requires current SCA membership. If you would like to be considered for this position, please fill out the application online. The submission will be received by the Baron, Baroness, Seneschal, and Demonstration Coordinator for review prior to being presented at an Officers meeting for final vote. The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2019. Questions or comments may be directed to my inbox.

Cadfan of Cleftlands
seneschal@cleftlands.org

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