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.

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.

 

Congratulations Aurelia Rosetti!

Congratulations to the newest vigilant for the Order of the Laurel recognized by the Crown of the Middle Kingdom at Northern Oaken War Maneuvers, Aurelia Rosetti!

Meeting Minutes: 6-Jun-53

Events

  • NOWM: 8 to 10-Jun.
    • If you’re heading to NOWM on Thursday or Friday, please check with Robert for the secrets of parking.
    • If you’re bringing food for the royalty lunch, please bring it to the Royalty Trailer.
    • Alessandro is organizing the Breakfast Tavern and could use donations of baked goods.
    • The Kingdom Archery Championship will be at NOWM at 11 am, the Regional ones at 1 pm.
    • Please carpool, as due to the rain, the hay has not been mown this year.
  • June Dessert Revel: 27-Jun
    • The theme will be “It’s Summer: Relax!”

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:
    • 13-Jun: Basic Spinning by Nadyezhda

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.
  • The Chanter’s group will also be at Ealdred and Clariel’s making tabards for their performance at NOWM. Please come and help! Please contact Meridian at  arndtvocals@gmail.com .
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice is on hiatus this Sunday due to NOWM. They meet again on 16-Jun. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net..
  • Archery Guild meets Monday around 5:30 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 will meet next on Tue, 12-Jun at Miriana’s home. They normally meet second and fourth Tuesdays. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • 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.
  • 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 is is hosting a 2-man melee tournament on 13-June, the first meeting after NOWM, again with hand-made prizes. One knight per team.

Baron 

  • There’s a high chance of rain at NOWM, but it should still be a fun and well-attended event with an interesting court.

Two Person Melee Tournament

With the blessings of Their Excellencies Crispin and Gianna, Captain Sirius of Cleftlands is sponsoring an armored two person melee tournament. The tournament will be held on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 8:00 PM in Euclid, OH at the regular Cleftlands meeting. The format will be a two person melee tournament any weapon styles, one member of Chivalry per team, in either round robin or elimination style depending on number of contestants.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Meeting Minutes: 30-May-53

Seneschal

  • There is an Officer’s Meeting next week at 8 pm, inside.
  • Angharad has stepped into the role of Deputy Seneschal.

Demo

  • The 200th St Stroll, a Euclid street fair demo is this Sat, 2-Jun, 10 to 2. Eve is organizing and needs fighters, dancers, and, most importantly, talkers. Setup starts at 8:30 am. A Facebook event is up, with details being posted as they become known. Don’t forget to bring chairs!

Events

  • NOWM: 8 to 10-Jun.
    • NOWM is coming up fast. If can volunteer for anything please let Ginevra or Gianna know.
    • If you’re showing up early to help setup, please let Ginevra or Gianna know when. NOWM staff will be on site as of Wednesday, and will not be at meeting to remind you about it.
    • Alessandro is organizing the Breakfast Tavern and could use help, including baked goods and volunteers.
    • Clarissa is organizing the Artisan’s Row: please bring your craft for an hour or two to share. You’ll need to bring tables and chairs.
    • Gianna is hosting the traditional Baroness’ Bocce Ball Tournament on Saturday at 3 pm.
    • Bring chairs for court! The winter was not kind to the site’s picnic tables.
  • June Dessert Revel: 27-Jun
    • The theme will be “It’s Summer: Relax!”

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:
    • 2-Jun: UFOs in Medieval and Renaissance Art by Edward Brackenburye

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.
  • Dance Guild will meet 7 pm on 31-May at the backroom at Forest City Brewery, 2135 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113.
  • The Chant Group will also meet at Ealdred and Clariel’s home this Thursday to sew hoods before NOWM. If you can sew, please come and help. Please contact Meridian at  arndtvocals@gmail.com .
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice is on hiatus this Sunday and NOWM. They meet again on 16-Jun. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net..
  • 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.
  • Scribes Guild meets 7 pm, 4-June, and most first Mondays at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • Archery Guild meets Monday around 5:30 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.
  • Cook’s Guild meet on Wed, 6-Jun at 7:30 to discuss French Cookery.
  • Needleworkers will meet next on Tue, 12-Jun at Miriana’s home. They normally meet second and fourth Tuesdays. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • 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.
  • 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 is is hosting a 2-man melee tournament on 13-June, the first meeting after NOWM, again with hand-made prizes. One knight per team.
  • The Cook’s Challenge for the this revel had a theme of Pasties, Pies, and Foods in Dough. Please bring enough to share! I’m afraid I didn’t get everyone’s name who brought items, but the images will be be posted on the Facebook page to ask for identities.
  • Sarra is looking to sell a very sturdy, queen-size, camp bed, for $100. Please contact her.

Baron and Baroness

  • The new heirs of the Middle Kingdom are A’kos and Bella.
  • We had three local people participating in the Kingdom A&S: Rhiannon, Sazia (Dasani), and, as the Pentathalon winner of the Kingdom, Zuriel!

Meeting Minutes: 23-May-53

Seneschal

  • Baronial Yard Sale and Swap will next week, 30-May, at the May Dessert Revel. There will be fighting, as we ramp up for Pennsic.

Demo

  • The 200th St Stroll, a Euclid street fair demo will be Sat, 2-Jun, 10 to 2. Eve is organizing and needs fighters, dancers, and, most importantly, talkers. A Facebook event is up, with details being posted as they become known

Events

  • NOWM: 8 to 10-Jun.
    • Site Clean-up, Part 2 will be this Saturday, starting at 10 am. Please come to help prepare the site for the event, especially if you can bring a chainsaw. Remember, many hands make light work.
    • Help is needed to support, especially Royalty Room guards. Katalena will also be accepting donations for the royalty baskets, even at NOWM. Also, donations are needed for the Royalty Lunch. You can check their preferences at https://trm.midrealm.org/trm-profiles/.
    • Alessandro is organizing the Breakfast Tavern and could use help, including baked goods and volunteers.
    • Gianna is hosting the traditional Baroness’ Bocce Ball Tournament on Saturday.

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:
    • 30-May: Making Traveling Games, by Gianna
  • Rapier Marshall, Velvet. If you are a crossover, or irregular fencer, planning to fight at Pennsic, please check with Velvet. He’d like to do some additional checks of your gear, and discuss some dangers related to concussion with you.

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 meets on Sunday around 7 pm, even though it’s a holiday weekend. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net..
  • 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.
  • Archery Guild will not meet this Monday due to the holiday, but normally meets Mondays starting around 5:30 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 will meet next Tue, 29-May at Miriana’s home. They normally meet second and fourth Tuesdays. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • 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 the group for a performance at NOWM.
  • Dance Guild will meet 7 pm on 31-May at the backroom at Forest City Brewery, 2135 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113.
  • Scribes Guild meets 7 pm, 4-June, and most first Mondays at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.
  • 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.
  • 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 is is hosting a 2-man melee tournament on 13-June, the first meeting after NOWM, again with hand-made prizes. One knight per team.
  • The Cook’s Challenge for the 30-May Dessert Revel has a theme of Pasties, Pies, and Foods in Dough. Please bring enough to share!
  • Rollo is looking for lengths of rattan sufficient for a sword, and a nine-foot spear. Please let him know if you have some to sell.

Baron and Baroness

  • This upcoming weekend is Crown Tourney, a fascinating event to attend. If you can’t make Crown, please consider helping out at the NOWM site cleanup.

Meeting Minutes: 15-May-53

Seneschal

  • Baronial Yard Sale and Swap will be held in two weeks at the May Dessert Revel, 30-May

Demo

  • The 200th St Stroll, a Euclid street fair demo will be Sat, 2-Jun, 10 to 2. Eve is organizing and needs fighters, dancers, and, most importantly, talkers. A Facebook event with details will be up tomorrow.

Events

  • NOWM: 8 to 10-Jun.
    • Ginevra, Event Steward, is looking for volunteers to support the gatekeeper, parking, and other tasks. Please contact her, Gianna, Snowden, Eve if you would like to help out.
    • Site Clean-up is this Sat, 19-May starting at 10 AM. Please gather at the Ukrainian camp. What we don’t get done will be need done Thursday and Friday of NOWM itself. Those who are willing to work Thu and Fri can set up their personal camp early. The wind was not kind to the camp: Chainsaws are needed. Matches will be needed for burning out tree stumps
    • Please get any announcements for the event flier to Gianna as soon as possible, as she has limited time to pull it together. She will not be hunting down info this year.
    • Ginevra is in poor voice,and will be for several weeks. She could use help with heralding at the event.
    • Alessandro is organizing the Breakfast Tavern and could use more volunteers, including baked goods, cooking supplies.
    • Dorothea has started taking pre-reg at meetings ($15, $2 off for members). She’ll has a sign-up sheet for volunteers.
    • We’re only three weeks. Make recommendations NOW, because there’s really only a few days to have them considered for NOWM. You can submit recommendations for kingdom level awards at http://www.midrealm.org/op/recommend/login.php?from=/op/recommend/  and Baronial level awards at http://www.cleftlands.org/award-recommendation/
    • Elizabeth will now be handling both adult and youth classes. Please contact her with any requests.
    • Clarissa is organizing Artisan’s Row. If you have any interest in sharing your arts, please contact her.
    • NOWM will also be the site of the Regional and Kingdom Archery and Thrown Weapons Championships.

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:
    • 23-May: Scroll Case Workshop, by Jacqueline. If you have cardboard, fabric, scissors, or glue guns to share, please bring them.
    • 30-May: Making Traveling Games, by Gianna

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.

  • Cadfan is hosting an unofficial archery practice at Punderson State Park’s archery range tomorrow, 17-May, at 6 pm.
  • 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 meets on 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 will meet on Mondays starting around 5:30 pm: this upcoming Monday with a cookout. 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.
  • 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 the group for a performance at NOWM.
  • Needleworkers normally meets second and fourth Tuesdays. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • Cook’s Guild will be doing a ‘west side ethnic grocery tour’ on 19-May, starting at 9:30 am, and ending with lunch. Please check the Cleftlands Cooks Facebook page for details. We will also be holding a ‘Cooking over Fire’ get together on Sun, 24-Jun: details to follow.
  • Dance Guild will meet 7 pm on 31-May at the backroom at Forest City Brewery, 2135 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113.
  • 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.

Other Announcements

  • Sirius is is hosting a 2-man melee tournament at the first meeting after NOWM, again with prizes. More details to follow
  • The Cook’s Challenge for the 30-May Dessert Revel has a theme of Pasties, Pies, and Foods in Dough. Please bring enough to share!

Baron and Baroness

  • Gwyneth won the Ash Ring from Muldonney at Fletching of Springs. Of 25 archers, the top five scores came from Cleftlanders.
  • Aethelmearc War Practice is this weekend, as is Merlin’s Merry Minions, another archery event in Ohio.
  • Repeat announcement: HIs soon-to-be-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.

A&S: Scroll Case Workshop

What is a scroll case? A scroll case is fabric covered cardboard that are used to protect scrolls once rewarded. Why should we make them? Because many scrolls are rewarded, and very few cases are returned. Who would like to use an excuse to use up excess cardboard and fabric! Anyone wanting to add to their Majesty’s largess and free up some storage space. Materials will be provided, but it is encourage to bring your own scissors, duck tape, glue gun and glue sticks if you have a set.

Date: May 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Lady Jaquelinne de la Deicier

Ages: 12+ (All ages welcome, but since we will be working with sharp objects and items which generate HEAT, seeking parent supervision for anyone under 12.)

A&S: Saree (Sari) Class

Learn how to wear a saree or sari using several drapes, and where is the best place to buy them. If you have a sari, please bring it with you. If you don’t have one a few will be available.

Date: May 16, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Lady Yashoda D’Albuquerque

Ages: 12+

Meeting Minutes: 9-May-53

Seneschal

  • Baronial Yard Sale And Swap will be held at the May Dessert Revel, 30-May

Demo

  • The Euclid Street Fair demo will be Sat, 3-Jun, 10 to 2. More details will be coming. .

Events

  • Fletchings of Spring: Eastwatch’s archery event will be this Saturday at Punderson Lake Park. There’s no cost: and archery all day.
  • NOWM: 8 to 10-Jun
    • Ginevra, Event Steward, is looking for volunteers to support the gatekeeper, parking, and other tasks. Please contact her, Gianna, Snowden, Eve if you would like to help out. The site walk thru will be this upcoming Saturday, while the Site Clean-up weekend will Sat, 19-May. More details will be posted online.
    • Dorothea has started taking pre-reg at meetings ($15, $2 off for members). She’ll have a sign-up sheet for volunteers next week.
    • Elizabeth will now be handling both adult and youth classes. Please contact her with any requests.
    • Clarissa is organizing Artisan’s Row. If you have any interest in sharing your arts, please contact her.
    • Alessandro is organizing the Breakfast Tavern and could use more volunteers.
    • NOWM will also be the site of the Regional and Kingdom Archery and Thrown Weapons Championships.

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:
    • 16-May: Saris, by Yeshoda. If you have extra saris, please bring them to share with others. Heraldry Roundtable.
    • 23-May: Scroll Case Workshop, by Jacqueline.
  • Chatelaine, Miriana: Introduced her two new deputies, Eleanor and Eve.

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 meets on Sunday around 7 pm. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net. There is also a Cut and Thrust practice in Mansfield on Friday: contact Cynwrig for details.
  • 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.
  • 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 and meeting at Baronial meetings. Please contact her if you’re interested in joining in: no experience is required.
  • Needleworkers normally meets second and fourth Tuesdays. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • Cook’s Guild will be doing a ‘west side ethnic grocery tour’ on 19-May, starting at 9:30 am, and ending with lunch. Please check the Cleftlands Cooks Facebook page for details. We will also be holding a ‘Cooking over Fire’ get together on Sun, 24-Jun: details to follow.
  • Dance Guild will be meeting 7 pm on 31-May at the backroom at Forest City Brewery, 2135 Columbus Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113.
  • 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.

Other Announcements

  • The next Cook’s Challenge will be held at the 31-May Dessert Revel, with a theme of Pasties, Pies, and Foods in Dough. Please bring enough to share!

Baron and Baroness

  • Crown Tourney is coming up Memorial Day weekend. Two Crown combatants have Cleftlands connections: Calum, fighting for Angharad; and Winthegn fighting for Neassa.
  • Now is past time to submit your award recommendations for NOWM. You can submit recommendations for kingdom level awards at http://www.midrealm.org/op/recommend/login.php?from=/op/recommend/  and Baronial level awards at http://www.cleftlands.org/award-recommendation/
  • HIs soon-to-be-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.

Baronial and Kingdom Recommendations

Unto the populace of the Cleftlands do we, Crispin and Gianna, Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands, send greetings.

With Northern Oaken War Maneuvers on the horizon in June, and the coming Pennsic Wars, we wished to take a moment to encourage reflection on the good works done by members of the society and to encourage writing award recommendations for either baronial or kingdom awards.

The Barony of the Cleftlands has three service-oriented awards to choose from: Saint Alfred, Saint Clairiel, and the Azure Chalice. To submit a recommendation for a baronial award, we encourage you to fill out our new form online, contact us via email, or speak to us in person.

The Middle Kingdom has a veritable cornucopia of awards to choose from. Award recommendations may be submitted by any person for any good gentle online via the Middle Kingdom Order of Precedence. If you do not already have an account, you can create one. Once logged in, to submit a request simply click on New Recommendation. The fields required for a submission are: the award recipient’s name, the award or honor, the event(s) they may be attending in the future, and the reason for your recommendation. While it doesn’t have to be an essay, be thorough in your support.

Here are a few examples from the web interface:

If you would like to check if your intended award recipient has received the honor, you may check the Cleftlands Wiki or the Middle Kingdom Order of Precedence. (We have heard our webminister and the wiki staff regularly cross check the OP and update the Wiki, but no one is perfect. 😉 )

We look forward to hearing from you!

In service,

Baron Crispin and Baroness Gianna

Congratulations Count Nikolai!

On Wednesday, May 2nd the Barony of the Cleftlands hosted Captain Sirius’ 6′ Spear Tournament. The well attended tourney had over ten participants. When the dust finally settled and the blows were counted, Count Nikolai Grigorevich Petrov was victorious and the winner of a hand-crafted spear. Huzzah! Photograph by Forester Gwyneth Cole.

Meeting Minutes: 2-May-53

Seneschal

  • Baronial Yard Sale And Swap will be held at the May Dessert Revel, 30-May

Demo

  • The Euclid Street Fair demo will be Sat, 3-Jun.

Events

  • NOWM: 8 to 10-Jun
    • Ginevra, Event Steward, is looking for volunteers to support the gatekeeper, parking, and other tasks. Please contact her if you would like to help out.
    • Dorothea is organizing gate, and has started taking pre-reg at meetings ($15, $2 off for members) .
    • Clarissa is organizing Artisan’s Row. If you have any interest in sharing your arts, please contact her.
    • NOWM will also be the site of the Regional and Kingdom Archery and Thrown Weapons Championships.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: We have classes scheduled for meetings through June. There will be no classes scheduled during July and August. You can find the upcoming class listings on the Cleftlands website or on Facebook’s event calendar:
    • 9-May: Birka Possaments
    • 16-May: Saris, by Yeshoda. If you have extra saris, please bring them to share with others.

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.
  • Woodworker’s Guild will meet, if requested.. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets on Sunday around 7 pm. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Equestrian Practice at Half Oaks Farm normally meets on Sundays, but due to storms 6-May is looking iffy. 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.
  • Scribes Guild will meet 7 pm on Mon, 7-May at Brackenburye Cottage. Please contact Melisent at Grace@Case.Edu with any questions.
  • 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 normally meets second and fourth Tuesdays. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • Gregorian Chant Choir is being led by Meridian and meeting at Baronial meetings. Please contact her if you’re interested in joining in: no experience is required.
  • Cook’s Guild will be doing a ‘west side ethnic grocery tour’ on 19-May, starting at 9:30 am, and ending with lunch. Please check the Cleftlands Cooks Facebook page for details. We will also be holding a ‘Cooking over Fire’ get together on Sun, 24-Jun: details to follow.

Other Announcements

  • Nikolai won Siriu’s 6-foot spear tourney, and was gifted with a 6ft, oak hafted spear set with a stone spear head.
  • The next Cook’s Challenge will be held at the 31-May Dessert Revel, with a theme of Pasties, Pies, and Foods in Dough. Please bring enough to share!
  • Jolicia will be presenting a gift basket to an incipient shire at Baron Wars. If you have any items suitable for a group of new people, please share with her.

Baron and Baroness

  • At Blackstone Raids, Sirius was inducted into the Order of the Golden Mace, and may now style himself Captain Sirius.
  • HIs soon-to-be-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.
  • We’re only six weeks from NOWM. Make court fun by recommending your friends for awards!
  • Coronation is only about 2 and half hours away in Marysville, OH, this weekend. We hope to see many of you there.
  • Tonight was our first melee practice. There are many excellent events upcoming over the summer to continue practicing – please make an effort to travel to some.

A&S: Birka Grave 944 Possaments

Did you miss this class at the January Event? Did you take it and want to take it again? Lady Mar’itsa has agreed to travel to meeting to give us all a second chance. Come learn about a different style of Viking Wire work: Possament. Possament is a knotted wire form of embellishment found among the graves at Birka. Come learn about Possament, the materials it was originally made from and leave with a piece of possament in the style of the find from Birka Grave 944 made by your own hand! You’ll learn knotting techniques used in the making of the Birka Possament in this class. SUPPLIES: Please bring some paracord!

Date: May 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Instructor: Lady Mar’itsa Sumnikova

Ages: 12+

A&S: Running a List Table

Learn how to run a list table for multiple types of tournaments and not lose your mind.

Date: May 2, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Duchess Runa Æikibrandskona

Ages: 18+

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