Meeting Minutes: 16-Jan-53

Baron and Baroness

  • Regular Event is this upcoming weekend – please help out where you can.
  • 30-Jan will be the R&R Revel as we all recover from the event.

Events

19-Jan, Regular Event in Cleftlands

  • Site opens for setup at 7:30 on Saturday. Troll opens at 9 am. Come early for hot coffee, and to help prepare. Jolicia in particular is looking for help to put up banners and other decorations.
  • The entire royal family is planning to attend. Shazada is looking for royal retainers and guards, as well as people to help unload and load the royal family’s gear. Please volunteer online.
  • Jacqueline is sponsoring an A&S Competition. Please check out the rules online. There’s still time to prepare your entry!
  • Branwyn, is running the Breakfast Bar, and is seeking donations of baked goods for breakfast. Please bring them to the event in the morning.
  • Dorothea, running the Lunch Tavern, could use some help in serving and money handling.
  • Aidan, is cooking feast, and could use help in the kitchen. Please feel to come buy and help with the prepping and chopping.
  • Brendan will be heading up the Scullery team. Come volunteer if you’d like to sing among the suds.
  • Rowan could use help with setup and pack up of the Youth Point.
  • Please participate in our first Snowball fight. Bring socks to throw at target (or your friends, we’re not picky) or donate to ‘rent’ socks donated by others. All socks and donations are destined for a local homeless shelter after the event.
  • Njall encourages everyone interested to participate in list heraldry or in Court. There’s plenty to be said: come and say it!

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa:
    • Next week, Elizabeth will be teaching a class on Posternosters.
    • Please tell Runa if you’d like to teach, or provide suggestions about what you’d like to learn.

Other News

  • The Yule Revel Scribal Challenge was won by Meridian.
  • Miriana’s Largesse Challenge was tonight. Brendan’s small books won the populace bean count. The Baroness Choice was for the paternosters painted in Cleftlands colors, completed by RAgna and Reinhold.

Guilds

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

  • Armorer’s Guild will meet at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. Please contact Calum at calum@wowway.com for information or directions.
  • Beermaking and A&S Social will be hosted this Thursday by Stephen von Lubeck.
  • Archery Guild has moved to Sundays, but is cancelled due to the sudden onset of Winter! For future dates, 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. 29-Jan at Miriana’s home in S. Euclid, and 12-Feb at Madelaine’s home near Kamm’s Corner. 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.

Meeting Minutes: 9-Jan-53

Baroness

  • 30-Jan will be the R&R Revel as we all recover from the event.

Events

19-Jan, Regular Event in Cleftlands

  • Site opens for setup at 7:30 on Saturday. Troll opens at 9 am. Come early for hot coffee, and to help prepare. Jolicia in particular is looking for help to put up banners and other decorations.
  • Pre reg early, and often, to avoid standing around in the lines in the January ‘heat.’ You can prereg at meeting next, or, once again, online.
  • Shazada is looking for royal retainers and guards, as well as people to help unload and load the royal family’s gear. Please volunteer online.
  • Jacqueline is sponsoring an A&S Competition. Please check out the rules online. There’s still time to prepare your entry!
  • Breakfast Tavern is seeking donations of baked goods for breakfast. Please bring them to the event in the morning, or to meeting next week.
  • Jacqueline is looking for additional help to ‘flip’ the fighting field for Court, and the A&S room for feast. Please let her know if you can move a table or two, or tote some chairs.
  • Please participate in our first Snowball fight. Bring socks to throw at target (or your friends, we’re not picky) or donate to ‘rent’ socks donated by others. All socks and donations are destined for a local homeless shelter after the event.
  • Njall encourages everyone interested to participate in list heraldry or in Court. There’s plenty to be said: come and say it!

Officers

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

Other News

  • If you are interested in an advance screening of ‘The Kid Who Would be King’ on the morning of Sat, 12-Jan, please contact Jolicia who has access to tickets.
  • Don’t forget to bring your items of Baronial largesse to Miriana’s Largesse Challenge next meeting, 16-Jan.
  • Orsina is hosting a Bardic Open house, for performers and listeners alike, 2-5 this Sat, 12-Jan at her home.
  • Gwyntarian archers will be hosting a indoor archery practice this Saturday. Please check their webpage for details.

Guilds

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

  • Armorer’s Guild will meet at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday. Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Archery Guild has moved to Sundays, but is cancelled due to the sudden onset of Winter! For future dates, 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. 15-Jan at Constaza’s home in Cleveland Hts, 29-Jan at Miriana’s home in S. Euclid, and 12-Feb at Madelaine’s home near Kamm’s Corner. Contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for detail for details and directions.
  • Scribes Guild meets first Mondays at 7 pm at Brackenburye Cottage, thought they may be meeting the 8-Oct this month. Please contact Melisent at Grace@case.edu with any questions.

Meeting Minutes: 2-Jan-53 AS

Baron and Baroness

  • We have a new Baronial Armored Youth Marshal: Bastian. Please talk to him about starting any children on armored youth combat.
  • We are looking for a new Baronial Archery Marshal.

Events

A Regular Event: 19-January
  • The Midrealm site, including the calendar, has been down since Christmas day. If you have you’re expecting to come, you may want to share the event site with them, because they can’t link from the calendar.
  • If you’re interested in helping our royalty, either with loading and unloading, as retainers, or as guards, please sign up at their Majesties website, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4ba9a72ea1fc1-regular. Their Highnesses will also be attending: let Eve/Shazada know if you’d like to assist with them, as we don’t have a link to their page.
  • Lady Jacqueline could use help setting up the feast hall after A&S activities have ended, and setting up for Court after the martial activities have ended. Please get in touch with her if you can assist. Or, if you see people at the event moving chairs and tables, just pitch right in!
  • Don’t forget to bring pairs of socks for the first Great Snowball Fight.
  • Please bring entries for the A&S Competition.
  • Gate is open at meeting: they could use assistance on the day of. Even 30 minutes or an hour would be gratefully received.
  •  As this is a new site, it’s going to be confusing to both us and our guests: please help out on the day of with getting our guests to whatever they want to be doing.
Upcoming Monthly Revels
  • Jan Revel’s theme is Rest and Recovery. Come to share your event experiences.
  • Feb Revel will be a Craftperson’s Faire and A&S tryout.
  • March Revel’s theme is ROMAN! Please check out all the Roman-themed A&S classes this winter.
NOWM
  • Just a reminder, it’s never too early to start planning for NOWM. This year, one week earlier!

Officers

A&S Minister, Runa
  • Class for Wed 15-Jan: Heraldic Achievements by Dmitiri
Pursuivant, Njall
  • We’ll still be having monthly consultations on the first meeting of the month on names and heraldry. Please participate if you’re at all interested in learning more about heraldry.
A&S Champion, Miriana
  • Don’t forget the Largesse Challenge

 

Officer Opening – Archery Marshal

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Archery Marshal. 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 Archery Marshal for review prior to being presented at an Officers meeting for final vote. The deadline for submissions is January 23, 2019. Questions or comments may be directed to my inbox.

Cadfan of Cleftlands
seneschal@cleftlands.org

 

Congratulations Bastian Eychener, Youth Marshal!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome Sergeant Bastian Eychener as Youth Marshal! A special thanks to the outgoing Sir Farthegn Rinksson for his hard work and service.

Congratualtions Sergeant Njall Orkneyjarson, Herald!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome Sergeant Njall Orkneyjarson as Herald!

A special thanks to the outgoing Herald the honorable Lady Ginevra Boscoli for her hard work and service.

December Dessert Revel: Cleftlands Yule

Their Excellencies Crispin and Gianna, fifth Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands, cordially invite you to their December Dessert Revel to be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in Euclid, OH. Enjoy a relaxing evening among friends celebrating the end of year festivities! Bring your favorite dessert or festive drink to share, enjoy the dulcet ambiance provided by the Northern Oaken Recorder Ensemble, or dance the night away. If you wish to embrace your competitive side and sponsor a table in a decorating contest to win a bean count and prize, or relax and participate in a small gift exchange. Our theme this year is a Festival of Lights!
 
Caroling, wassailing, skylarking, and merriment are welcome!

Congratulations Silverthorn of Drachenmoor!

On Wednesday, November 28th, the Cleftlands lists were opened up to all rapier combatants to test their mettle in the annual tournament. Numerous inspired combatants stepped forth and took to the lists. When the flurry of steel, sweat, and distribution of carnations slowed and the last blows were counted, one rapier combatant emerged victorious. Congratulations to the Sir Silverthorn of Drachenmoor, inspired by Mistress Constanza de Mendoza, for winning the tournament and the tourney prize of a set of feast gear.

In addition to the rapier festivities, Lady Claricia de la Mere sponsored a friendly wagers table. Congratulations to Lady Orsina della Luna for correctly choosing the right square combination and winning $75 in gift cards, and to the honorable Lady Dulcia Wylde for choosing the second winning square and securing a delicious edible prize pack.

Special thanks to our marshals in charge, Sir Alen Elegil and Mistress Sarah of the Erie Sea and our list mistresses, Duchess Runa Æikibrandskona and Mistress Zuriel Nightshade.

The list included:

  • Sir Calum MacDhaibhidh inspired by Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl
  • Sir Silverthorn of Drachenmoor inspired by Mistress Constanza de Mendoza
  • The Honorable Lord Edward Fitz Ranulf inspired by Lady Eleanore Van Tyne
  • The Honorable Lord Pietro Nicolo da San Tebaldo inspired by Mistress Aurelia Rosetti
  • Forester Muldony McVriw inspired by Forester Gwyneth Cole
  • Forester Gwyneth Cole inspired by Forester Muldony McVriw
  • Warder Jao Veludo Alfonso d’Albuquerque inspired by Lady Yashoda D’Albuquerque
  • Lord Ladislaus Vulcu (Vlad) inspired by Lady Branwen filia Paynell
  • Lord Gunther Arnbach inspired by Cherie
  • Lord Cynwrig ap Llywelyn inspired by Lady Maaicke van Zanten
  • Lord Alessandro Vitturi Da Canal inspired by Noble Wrin the Red
  • Lord Labros of Vito’s Minions inspired by Lady Ragna stórráða Úlfsdóttir
  • Lord Levi Athan of Cleftlands inspired by Jocelyn of Cleftlands
  • Lady Orsina della Luna inspired by Lady Meridian of the Wood
  • Lady Jaquelinne de la Deicier inspired by Tabitha and Allison Eychener-de Val
  • Guy Durrand inspired by Aleese
  • Feris inspired by Captain Vitus Aurelius

November Dessert Revel: Cleftlands Rapier Classic

https://collections.royalarmouries.org/archive/rac-archive-391002.html

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

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

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

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

Find this event on Facebook!

 

Officer Opening – Herald, Youth Marshal, and Quartermaster

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

Cadfan of Cleftlands
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Meeting Minutes: 24-Oct-53

Seneschal:

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

Demos: 

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

Officers

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

Events

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

Other Announcements

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

Guilds

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

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

Meeting Minutes: 17-Oct-53

Baron and Baroness

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

Seneschal:

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

Demos: 

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

Officers

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

Events

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

Other Announcements

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

Guilds

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

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

Meeting Minutes: 3-Oct-53

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

 

Baron and Baroness

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

Demos: 

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

Officers

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

Events

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

Other Activities

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

Guilds

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

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

Congratulations 2018 Baronial Champions!

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

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

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

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

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

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

In service,

Baron Crispin and Baroness Gianna

Meeting Minutes: 19-Sep-53

Baron and Baroness

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

Demos: 

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

Events: 

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

Officers

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

Guilds

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

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

Guilds

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

Cleftlands Open House

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting Minutes: 12-Sep-53

Baron and Baroness

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

Demos: 

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

Events: 

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

Officers

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

Guilds

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

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

Meeting Minutes: 5-Sep-52

Baron and Baroness

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

Demos: 

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

Events: 

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

Officers

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

Guilds

Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.

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

Standard Bearers Baronial Championship

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

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

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

We look forward to seeing you there!

Crispin & Gianna
Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands

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

 

Congratulations Summer 2018 Award Recipients!

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

Pennsic War (27 Jul – 13 Aug)

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

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