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+

Congratulations Sirius of Cleftlands!

On Wednesday, April 25th, the Cleftlands lists were opened up to all armored combatants to test their mettle in the annual tournament. Numerous inspired combatants stepped forth and took to the lists. When the flurry of rattan, sweat, and dramatic deaths slowed and the last blows were counted, one armored combatant emerged victorious.

Congratulations to the Sargent Sirius of Cleftlands, inspired by Mistress Zuriel Nightshade, for winning the tournament and the tourney prize of a Mastermyr style oak chest designed by Lord Meinhard Hammerschmidt with hinges forged by Jason Nass of Hammer and Thistle Trading Company. Lady Bláár MacDougall was given honorable mention for her most amazing pirouette of death and Sir Thorin Eikskjald for winning the esteem of the gallery for his courtesy on the list.

In addition to the armored festivities, Lady Claricia de la Mere and Lady Jaquelinne de la Deicier sponsored a friendly wagers table. No one won the grand prize selecting the square with the final tournament combatants and the winner, so the wagers will carry through to the November rapier tournament later this year. It’s not too early to stock up on largess to bet with in the coming months! 😉

Special thanks to our marshals in charge, Sir Ulfr Forkbeard and Sargent Njall Orkneyjarson and our list mistresses, Duchess Runa Æikibrandskona and Mistress Zuriel Nightshade.

The list included:

  • Duke Laurelen Darskbane fighting for Duchess Ithriliel of Silverlake
  • Duke EikByrandr Solgafi fighting for Duchess Runa Æikibrandskona
  • Master Calum MacDhaibhidh fighting for Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl
  • Mistress Constanza de Mendoza fighting for Master Oliver Stillman
  • Sergeant Sirius of Cleftlands fighting for the Mistress Zuriel Nightshade
  • Lord Marellus Kilianus fighting for Lady Seonaid inghean Ghriogair
  • The Honorable Lord Muldony McVriw fighting for the Honorable Lady Gwyneth Cole
  • Syr Thorin Eikskjald fighting for Lady Thora
  • Lord Carl of Cleftlands fighting for Lady Eve of Cleftlands
  • Lord Urrich Nuremberger fighting for Lady Gwenllian Tarianlas
  • Lady Æthelwynn Skerra Dimma fighting for Lord Jaromír Skjoldhund
  • Lord Jaromír Skjoldhund fighting for Lady Æthelwynn Skerra Dimma
  • Lady Bláár MacDougall fighting for Lady Seraphina Mascherante
  • Fjalar fighting for Lady Gudrun Andresdottir
  • Dimitri Hansson fighting for Eira Ylva

Armored combatants and consorts include (left to right, standing): Calum, Angharad, Carl, Eve, Jaromir, Dmitrii, Gwyneth, Muldonny, Zuriel, Sirius, Runa, Eikbrandr, Oliver, Marellus, Seonaid, Fjallr, Seraphina, Gudrun, Urrich, (left to right, kneeling) Æthelwynn, Thorin, Eira, Gianna, Crispin, Constanza, Bláár. Photograph by Lady Ginevra Boscoli.

Meeting Minutes: 18-Apr-52

Seneschal

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

Events

  • Next week’s meeting, 25-Apr, will be the April Dessert Revel. Crispin and Gianna will be hosting the Annual Cleftlands Armored Tourney, assuming the site is ready. If not, the tourney will be delayed until 2-May. Jacqueline will be running the betting for this tourney: entry into the betting table is items of largesse for the Baron and Baroness.
  • Terpsichore at the Tower is a notable dance event, being held 22-Apr. Ginevra is organizing a carpool for those interested in attending.
  • Blackstone Raids, the weekend of 26-Apr, is the first major melee event of the season.
  • NOWM: 8 to 10-Jun
    • Ginevra, Event Steward, is looking for volunteers, and those who would like to learn more about how the event is organized. Please contact her if you would like to help out.
    • Dorothea is organizing gate, and will start taking pre-reg at meeting on 2-May.
    • 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.
    • Ginevra invites your good wishes and invocations to ensure good weather so that the hay can be mowed, allowing for a reasonable amount of parking.

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:
    • Next week, after the tourney, Alen and Laurelen will be hosting a History Roundtable.
    • 2-May is once-again open for a class.

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 not meet this Thursday, but should meet next week, 26-Apr. 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.
  • Archery Guild will meet on MONDAYs starting around 5:30 pm, and the weather for 23-Apr is expected to be 68 and sunny. . 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 24-Apr at Miriana and Cadfan’s.  Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • Meridian is organizing a group interested in learning Gregorian chant: plans are still in progress. Those of any age or skill level are welcome.

Other Announcements

Sirius’s 6-foot spear tournament was moved to on 2-May, but still with cool prizes. Please come and participate.

Baron and Baroness

  • We’re assembling gift baskets for the Royalty at Coronation. IF you have items to share, please bring them.
  • The members of the new College of St. Brutus declared Dulcia an Honorary Alumnae of the College, in thanks for the her gift of hoods to the 40 for 40 Largesse challenge at Regular Event. Many of the hoods were gifted to the members of this very new group.

Meeting Minutes: 11-Apr-52

Events

  • NOWM: 8 to 10-Jun
    • Ginevra, Event Steward, is looking for volunteers, and those who would like to learn more about how the event is organized. Please contact her if you would like to help out.
    • Dorothea is organizing gate: if you have time to spare, please volunteer with her. Parking help is also needed.
    • Alessandro will be handling the Breakfast Tavern this year and could use assistance.
    • Since NOWM is opposite the Known World Herald’s Symposium, there will be a great need for field and camp heralds.
    • It’s only a few weeks away – make your award recommendations soon to make court interesting.
  • Terpsichore at the Tower is a notable dance vent, being held 22-Apr. Ginevra is organizing a carpool for those interested in attending.
  • Blackstone Raids, the weekend of 26-Apr, is the first major melee event of the season.

Officers

  • Chatelaine, Miriana: As she’s hit her year-anniversary, Miriana is looking to take a deputy (or a few) to begin learning about the Chatelaine’s role. Pleae contact her if you’re interested.
  • 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:
    • Next week’s class is on embroidery using the Bayeux Stitch, by Zuriel. Please bring a hoop if you have one.
  • Pursuivant, Ginevra: Next week there will be a heraldry roundtable at meeting for those interested in learning more about heraldic activities.

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 not meet this Thursday. 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.
  • Archery Guild will meet on MONDAYs starting around 5:30 pm, but is still weather dependent. 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 24-Apr at Madelaines.  Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • Meridian is organizing a group interested in learning Gregorian chant: plans are still in progress. Those of any age or skill level are welcome.
  • On 18-Apr, Ginevra will be hosting a Heraldry Roundtable for those interested in learning more about heraldry or increasing their involvement.

Other Announcements

Sirius will be hosting a 6-foot spear tournament on 18-Apr with cool prizes. Please come and participate.

Baron and Baroness

  • At It Takes my Child to Raze a Village is this weekend, two Cleftlanders received awards.
    • Yang Fu-Da – Award of Arms
    • Yang Bing-Yi – Award of the Baton

We’re aiming to move combat outside in mid-May: weather permitting.

The Baron and Baroness will sponsor the annual Armored Tourney on 25-Apr Dessert Revel; starting at 8  pm. There will be betting again, with several prizes.

A&S: Basic Embroidery – The Bayeux Stitch

The Bayeux Stitch stitch was made famous by the amazing tapestry by the same name is a great way to fill in large spaces with texture. Please bring material and a hoop if you have them as supplies are limited.

Date: April 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Mistress Zuriel Nightshade

Ages: 12+

Congratulations Spring 2018 Award Recipients!

Congratulations to all the recent Award recipients for April, May, and June!

It Takes My Child to Raze a Village (07 Apr, 2018)

  • Yang Fu-Da – Award of Arms
  • Yang Bing-Yi – Award of the Baton

Blackstone Raids (28 Apr, 2018)

  • Sirius of Cleftlands – Order of the Gold Mace

Spear & Polearm Tournament

With the blessings of Their Excellencies Crispin and Gianna, Captain Sirius of Cleftlands is sponsoring an armored combat spear tournament. The tournament will be held on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 8:00 PM in Euclid, OH at the regular Cleftlands meeting. All spear or polearm authorized combatants are encouraged to participate, regardless of rank, station, or location. The winner will receive a prize from the hands of Sargent Sirius.

Please note, this tournament was rescheduled due to site issues.

We look forward to seeing you there!

April Dessert Revel: Armored Combat Tournament

Their Excellencies Crispin and Gianna, fifth Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands, cordially invite you to their fall Cleftlands Armored Combat Tournament. This tournament will be held on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 in Euclid, OH starting no later than 8:00 PM. All authorized armored combatants are encouraged to participate, regardless of rank, station, or location.

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. All combatants must show their identification, authorization, and membership cards when signing in.

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 tokens 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!

 

Meeting Minutes: 4-Apr-52

Seneschal Announcement

  • Accepting bids for Regular event through mid-April. Absent a bid, we’ll be absent an event.

Events

  • NOWM: 8 to 10-Jun
    • Ginevra, Event Steward, is looking for volunteers, and those who would like to learn more about how the event is organized. Please contact her if you would like to help out.
    • Dorothea is organizing gate: if you have time to spare, please volunteer with her.
    • Brendan is organizing classes for NOWM. If you’re interested in teaching, please contact him, either in person, or through the link on the event website.
    • Parking help is always needed.
  • It Takes my Child to Raze a Village is this weekend, and is the Kingdom’s premier youth event. Please consider attending. There will also be a lot of archery.
  • Terpsichore at the Tower is a notable dance vent, being held two weekends. Ginevra is organizing a carpool for those interested in attending.

Officers

  • Chatelaine, Miriana: As she’s hit her year-anniversary, Miriana is looking to take a deputy (or a few) to begin learning about the Chatelaine’s role. Pleae contact her if you’re interested.
  • A&S Minister, Runa: We have classes scheduled for meetings through the end of May. 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:
    • 11-Apr: Needleworkers Fabric Swap, and Traveling Pincushion class by Madelaine. Please bring your Altoids-style tin boxes for the class.
    • 11-Apr: Bookbinding on a Loom by James Barkley to complete add covers to the loom-bound books created this week.  Talk to him at the Craftspersons Faire about supplies and how to get ready for the class.

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 not meet this Thursday. 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.
  • Archery Guild will meet on MONDAYs starting around 5:30 pm, but is still weather dependent. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details.or  contact Gwyneth.
  • Scribes Guild will meet at Brackenburye cottage on Mon, 9-Apr around 7 pm. Please contact Melisent at grace@case.edu for details.
  • 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 host host a Fabric swap at meeting on 11-Apr, for the fabric for which you have no plans. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • Cook’s Guild will meet 11-Apr, due to the bad weather this week.
  • Meridian is organizing a group interested in learning Gregorian chant: plans are still in progress. Those of any age or skill level are welcome.
  • In two weeks, Ginevra will be hosting a Heraldry Roundtable for those interested in learning more about heraldry or increasing their involvement.

Other Announcements

Ginevra is organizing a party to go to Terpsichore at the Tower, a event for dancing of all types held in Michigan (Barony of Cynnabar) on 21-April. This is a great opportunity to get a chance to dance, as you often can’t at meetings due to the overlap with fighting or other activities. If you’re interested in the event, you can check it out here (https://cynnabar.org/terpsichore/). If you’re interested in coordinating the trip, please contact Ginevra.

Sirius will be hosting a 6-foot spear tournament on 18-Apr with cool prizes. Please come and participate.

Baron and Baroness

At Better War through Archery, about eight Cleftlanders attended. Gwyneth joined the Greenwood Company. Muldonny won the Greenwood Company-sponsored Schutzenfest, as well as the Ash Ring, a prize initiated by Edmund during his most recent reign.

We’re aiming to move combat outside in mid-May: weather permitting.

The Baron and Baroness will sponsor an Armored Tourney on 25-Apr Dessert Revel; starting at 8  pm.

A&S: Traveling Pin Cushion

Do a lot of sewing on the run? Afraid of losing your favorite needles and oils? Let Her Excellency teach you how to make a traveling pin cushion. Please bring a small tin box (Altoids, throat lozenges, etc) for your project.

Date: April 11, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Baroness Madelaine Bouvier

Ages: 12+

Congratulations Foresters Muldonny and Gwyneth!

Gwyneth and Muldonny.

On March 31, 2018 the Barony of Sternfeld hosted Better War Through Archery. A small contingent of Cleftlands archers traveled west towards the Constellation region to participate in one of the premier archery events of the Middle Kingdom. A missive was received with great news! The ranks of the Greenwood Company expanded by the addition of our our archery guild host Gwyneth Cole. The co-guild leader, Muldonny McVriw won the Ash Ring, the Society Seasonal Shoot Tournament, the Royal Challenge, and the Middle Kingdom Schutzenfest which is a masters level competition within the Greenwood Company.

For Foresters Muldonny and Gwyneth! Huzzah!

The Cleftlands Archers plus one, left to right: Forester Garvin, Forester Caitlin, Forester Woody (of Brendoken), Forester Gwyneth, Forester Muldonny, Forester Gladius, Lord Cadfan, Lady Miriana, and young Glenn.

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