A&S: Scribal Gallery

There will be a Scribal Gallery to show off all of the amazing pieces of art the good gentles of our Barony have given away freely. If you have one or a few of these pieces of art made by the hands of someone in our Barony, I invite you to bring your Illuminations to be displayed so that all may gaze upon the talent of our scribes. They will be displayed from 7:30 – 9:00 PM.

Date: Wednesday March 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Ages: All

Congratulations Claire, Marcus Antonius, Niccolo, and Tarmach!

Congratulations to Lady Claire of Cleftlands, Lord Marcus Antonius Anicetus, Lord Niccolo Bartolazzi, and Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari for their names and/or devices clearing the College of Heralds!

 

Claire of Cleftlands
Marcus Antonius Anicetus
Niccolo Bartolazzi Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari
[PENDING]  [PENDING]  [PENDING]  [PENDING]
Azure, a badger’s head cabossed argent marked sable and two beehives one and two Or. Azure, three towers Or, above each a mullet of six points argent. Quarterly purpure and vert, a thunderbolt between in bend two domestic cats statant Or. Azure, a lion passant gardant Or, on a chief argent a quill pen and an arrow in saltire vert

A&S: Making Leather Shoes

This two part class will cover the making of a simple shoe. Part one will cover patterning, measuring, and sewing methods. Part two will cover assembly, soles, and fitting. Please note shoes cannot be completed in the allotted two hours at meeting, so homework will be expected, upwards of 8 hours for the actual construction. Please bring scissors and paper for patterning.

Date: March 15, 2017 at 8:00 PM (Part 1)

Date: March 22, 2017 at 8:00 PM (Part 2)

Instructor: Master Oliver Stillman

Ages: 15+

Meeting Minutes: 8-Mar-51

Announcements

  • Gianna is reaching the end of her term as Seneschal and would like to step down before NOWM. If you are interested in this position, the application submission date deadline is March 8, 2017.
  • Jolicia is stepping down as Chatelaine. If you are interested in this position, the application submission date deadline is also March 8, 2017.
  • Sorcha is stepping down as baronial signet. If you are interested in this position, the application submission date is March 22, 2017.

Officers

  • Tariq, as Iron Key Coordinator, is looking for volunteers to work with him and the Armorer’s Guild to repair and refresh the loaner armor. Please talk to him if you’re interested in helping out the newer fighters. The repair session is scheduled for March 16, 2017.

Officers

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.

  • Woodworkers Guild meets this Thursday, 7-10 pm at Meinhard’s home. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.
  • Armorer’s Guild will be meeting at Ealdred and Clariel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets this Sunday. Please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers will meet at Gail’s home Tue 3/14. Contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net if you have questions. Please be aware that is Pi Day: you may want to bring a pie to share.

Other

  • Brendan’s son’s school is doing a show of Pippin and will pay to have three doublets made. Please contact him if this is something you’d like to explore.

Baron and Baroness

Regency court for their Majesties: Eryn received her Award of Arms.

Calum

  • Today is the A&S season: if you’d like to take an entry, or to judge, you should pre-register now on the Midrealm site.

Constanza

  • Sorcha Fraser received her Dragons Heart at Winter War Maneuvers.
  • Ivan Shisov won the Holmgang Tourney.
  • Wynfang won the Warlord’s Tourney.

Officer Application – Signet

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Signet. If you would like to be considered for a position, please fill out the application online by March 22, 2017. The submission will be received by the Baron, Baroness, Signet and Seneschal for review prior to selection..

Thank you for your interest!

Job Description

The Signet is a person within the barony who works closely with the Baron and Baroness to organize scrolls for presentation to the populace. The primary skills of a Signet are discretion, organization, attention to detail, illumination and calligraphy.

Officer Application – Chatelaine

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Chatelaine. If you would like to be considered for a position, please fill out the application online by March 8, 2017. The submission will be received by the Baron, Baroness, Chatelaine, and Seneschal for review prior to being presented at an Officers meeting for final vote.

Thank you for your interest!

Job Description

The Chatelaine is the officer responsible for welcoming newcomers and membership retention for the Barony.

Useful Links

Congratulations Pietro Nicolo da San Tebaldo!

On Wednesday, February 22nd, the Cleftlands lists were opened up to all rapier combatants to test their mettle in the bi-annual tournament. Eleven inspired combatants stepped  forth and took to the lists. When the flurry of steel, spoons, and stuffed otters slowed and the last blows were counted, one rapier combatant emerged victorious and earned the right to carry the Cleftlands sword. Congratulations to the Honorable Lord Pietro Nicolo da San Tebaldo for winning the tournament and to Lord Levi Athan of Cleftlands for winning the esteem of the ladies gallery.

In addition to the rapier festivities, their Excellencies Calum and Constanza bestowed the Award of Saint Alfred to the Honorable Lord Muldonny McVriw and Lady Gwynedd Cole in recognition of their dedication to supporting the archery community and their gracious hosting of a regional archery practice.

The list included:

  • Sir Farthegn Rinksson fighting for Baroness Colette du Pré
  • Mistress Milesent Vibert fighting for Baron Edward Brackenburye
  • The Honorable Lord Muldony McVriw fighting for Lady Gwynedd Cole
  • The Honorable Lord Pietro Nicolo da San Tebaldo fighting for Lady Sorcha brecc ingen Donnchada
  • Sargent Sirius of Cleftlands fighting for Shane
  • Lord Cynwrig ap Llywelyn fighting for Lady Maaicke van Zanten
  • Lord Ladislaus Vulcu (Vlad) fighting for Lady Branwen filia Paynell
  • Lord Badger Bagsbane fighting for Rosie Dubroc
  • Lord Levi Athan of Cleftlands fighting for Ashley of Lakewood
  • Lord Alecto of Cleftlands fighting for Brynjulf Vinterfødt
  • Erich Wulfgang for Alyssa

Rapier Combatants: Lord Cynwrig, Erich, Lord Vlad, Baron Calum, Lord Levi, Baroness Constanza, Lord Alecto, Sir Farthegn, Lord Pietro, Mistress Milesent, Sargent Sirius, Lord Muldonny, and Lord Badger. Photograph by Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari.

A&S: How to speak forsoothely

Add a nice touch to your persona by speaking much like they did in period. A little practice makes a lot of fun.

Date: March 8, 2017

Instructor: THL Brendan O Corraidhe

A&S: Sewing Round Table

What is in your traveling sewing kit?  Things that are handy when traveling to and event.

Date: Wednesday March 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Baroness Madeleine Bouvier

Meeting Minutes: 15-Feb-51

Announcements

  • Gianna is reaching the end of her term as Seneschal and would like to step down before NOWM. If you are at all interested in the position, please talk to her about it. She’ll make herself available 8-8:45 at meetings.until March 8, the deadline for application. She even has a handwritten list of important point to share with you.

Officers

  • Tariq, as Iron Key Coordinator, is looking for volunteers to work with him and the Armourer’s Guild to repair and refresh the loaner armor. Please talk to him if you’re interested in helping out the newer fighters.

Officers

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.

  • Woodworkers Guild meets this Thursday, 7-10 pm at Meinhard’s home. Current projects include making chests for coolers. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.
  • Armorer’s Guild will be meeting at Ealdred and Clariel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets this Sunday. Please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers will meet at Dulcia’s home Tue 2/21. Contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.
  • There will be dancing from 7-beginning of the Rapier Tourney at next week’s Dessert Revel.
  • Cook’s Guild Dumpling making will be Sun Feb 26 at 2 pm at Angharad’s house. Please check the Cleftlands Cooks facebook page for info.
  • The Siege Cookery Challenge has been updated to March 1, due to travel issues tonight. If you don’t have your bag of supplies, please contact Angharad.
  • Cooks’ Guild meet at 7:30 on March 1. Oliver’s class on knife maintenance will be at 8 pm.

Baron and Baroness

Calum

  • Their Majesties have, finally, announced their decision, and Gianna and Crispin will serve as our next Baroness and Baron, stepping up at NOWM.

Constanza

  • At Val Day, Njall, Tariq and Kari all placed well in the Squire’s Tourney.
  • Next week is the Rapier Tourney. Bring your inspiration, your finest kit, and prepare to impress the gallery, as well as the Barony.

A&S: Knife Maintenance and Sharpening

This class will teach you how to care for your knives. Sharpening techniques and basic maintenance is what every cook should learn to keep your culinary tools at their best.

Date: Wednesday March 1st, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Instructor: Master Oliver Stillman

Ages: 18+

 

A&S: How to teach a class

Tips on how to teach a class. From handouts to getting over the jitters. Really, it isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Come and discover the fun in teaching.

Date: Wednesday March 1st, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Instructor: Mistress Tyzes Sofia (Zsof)

Cleftlands Rapier Tournament

Their Excellencies Calum and Constanza, fourth Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands, cordially invite you to their last rapier tournament held on Wednesday, February 22nd in Euclid, OH. All authorized rapier combatants are welcome to participate. The tournament will commence around 7:45 PM. If competing, please arrive early enough to make known your intentions to the List Table as well as reporting in to the Heralds who will not only announce you, but help you process into the tourney by Order of Precedence. Non-combatants, please honor the participants and dress your best in support of their valiant efforts.

 

Meeting Minutes: 8-Feb-51

Announcements

  • Gianna is reaching the end of her term as Seneschal and would like to step down before NOWM. If you are at all interested in the position, please talk to her about it. She’ll make herself available 8-8:45 at meetings.

Officers

  • Minister of A&S: Classes are scheduled from next week through mid-April. Please check the Baronial calendar on the website for the schedule and descriptions. Colette is also hosting a year-long challenge for teaching: a point for classes held at meetings, guilds, or events, and two points for teaching at Pennsic. At the March Dessert Revel, there will be a Scribal Arts show: please bring your scrolls off the wall to share with everyone.

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.

  • Woodworkers Guild meets this Thursday, 7-10 pm at Meinhard’s home. Current projects include making chests for coolers. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.
  • Armorer’s Guild will be meeting at Ealdred and Clariel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets this Sunday. Please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers will meet at Dulcia’s home Tue 2/21. Contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net if you have questions. There will be classes upcoming on traveling sewing baskets, shoemaking, and handsewing: they can be found on the Baronial calendar.
  • Please sign up with Angharad for the Siege Cookery Challenge, which will be held at the February Dessert Revel. Bags of supplies will be available in two weeks, giving you two weeks to prepare something amazing from the ingredient’s supplied.

Baron & Baroness

Constanza:

  • At Better War through Archery, Muldonney and Tarmach joined the King’s Merry Men. Gwyneth received her Dragon’s Barb.
  • At Candlemas, Thorin and Wynfang made it to the final 16, while Ivan made it to the final 8.

Calum:

  • Last Wednesday for February is the next Rapier Tourney. Please bring your consort, and prepare to impress the Barony with your prowess.

Cleftlands Classes

By popular request, you may teach a class and request a class online!

Officer Application – Seneschal

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Seneschal. If you would like to be considered for a position, please fill out the application online. The submission will be received by the Baron, Baroness, and Seneschal for review prior to being presented at an Officers meeting for final vote. The deadline for applications is March 8, 2017.

Job Description

The senechal is the legal and administrative representative of the Barony. They work closely with the baron and baroness (coronets) and acts as an adviser on baronial policy and kingdom law to help guide decisions and to remain compliant. The seneschal keeps the coronets apprised of matters or issues within the barony or kingdom and acts as a member of the financial committee, which is comprised of the seneschal, exchequer, and the baron and baroness. The seneschal will review event bids and prepare them for review by the baronial officers, will act as a deputy event steward to all events, and act as the signatory for any contracts. They, or their deputy, will run meetings (generally weekly) and officer meetings as necessary to discuss business items.

If you have any specific questions about this position, please contact the seneschal (Gianna Vettori) directly, seneschal@cleftlands.org. (There is inevitably more to the job than listed above. 🙂 )

Useful Links

Thank you for your interest!

Meeting Minutes: 1-Feb-51

Announcements

  • Gianna is reaching the end of her term as Seneschal and would like to step down before NOWM. If you are at all interested in the position, please talk to her about it.

Events

  • General thanks to the Barony and everyone who helped make the event work from Zsof and Dmitri as Event Stewards.
  • Madelaine thanked those who helped to man the gate, and said we approximately 420 people attend.
  • Claricia thanked everyone who assisted with prepping, cooking, serving and clean up for the feast, and especially for those who prepared the nine (yes 9) Hero’s dishes.
  • Sadira (Rowan) thanked everyone who helped to make lunch possible after she broke herself last week, especially Artair, Birna, and Meinhard.
  • Sorcha thanked the instructors and attendees of all the well-attended classes.
  • Ginevra thanked Angharad for handling the Open Dance after she fell ill.
  • In a display of great discipline, Gianna ensured the thank you’s went quickly by reserving all applause was actually reserved to the end.

Officers

  • Colette has taken the Minister of Arts and Sciences position. Next week at meeting, Edward will be teaching a class on the A&S faires. The following week, Milesent will be teaching a class on research. At the March Dessert Revel, there will be a Scribal Arts show: please bring your scrolls off the wall to share with everyone.

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.

  • Woodworkers Guild meets this Thursday, 7-10 pm at Meinhard’s home. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.
  • Armorer’s Guild will be meeting at Ealdred and Clariel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets this Sunday. Please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Scribe’s Guild will be meeting at Brackenburye Cottage this upcoming Monday. Please contact Melisent at grace@cwru.edu for details or directions.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers will meet at Madelaine’s home next Tue. Contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.
  • Please sign up with Angharad for the Siege Cookery Challenge, which will be held at the February Dessert Revel. Bags of supplies will be available in two weeks, giving you two weeks to prepare something amazing from the ingredient’s supplied.

Other SCA Announcements

  • Warder Marcos of Gwyntarian is taking over leadership for Cut and Thrust in the Northern Oaken region. He’s teaching at Gwyntarian meetings on the first Thursday of each month. He’s also meeting next Monday at the Battlezone Gym (sic) in Thistle to work with the new grappling rules for Cut and Thrust.

Baron & Baroness

Calum:

  • Trigger authorized at the Regular event.
  • Avanger won the first round of the Ladder of Renown Tourney.
  • 30 Cleftlanders were called into Court to receive awards: please check the Baronial website for the announcements.

Constanza:

  • Thanked the staff of the Event.
  • The next Rapier Tourney will be at the February Dessert Revel.

A&S: Research in the SCA

Weather you are researching to enter a research paper in the A&S competition or you are just researching for a persona. This class will help teach you the tools that are available.

Date: Wednesday February 15, 2017 @ 8:00 PM

Instructor: Mistress Milesent Vibert

Congratulations Winter 2017 Award Recipients!

Congratulations to all the recent Award recipients for January, February, and March!

Regular Event in the Cleftlands (28 Jan 2017)

  • Oliver Stillman – Order of the Laurel
  • Aiden Elfeadur – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
  • Lassarina O’Malley – Order of the Evergreen
  • Matheus Mac Eoin – Order of the Willow
  • Gwenllian Tarianlas – Order of the Willow
  • Dorothea Wever – Order of the Willow
  • Rhiannon filia Catell – Order of the Silver Oak
  • Niall Orkneyjarson – Order of the Red Company
  • Zofia der Kinder – Award of Arms
  • Robin of Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Levi of Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Foulke of Redcliffe – Award of Arms
  • Cato of Vito’s Minions – Award of Arms
  • Cadfan of the Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Albinus of Trikai – Award of Arms
  • Thora of Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Denes of Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Lupa of Vito’s Minions – Award of Arms
  • Blaire MacDougal – Award of Arms
  • Aethelwynn Skerra Dimma – Award of Arms
  • Brutus of Vito’s Minions – Award of Arms
  • Aedin of Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Rollo Eldström‎ – Award of Arms
  • Nazir of Trotheim – Award of Arms
  • Jaromir of Trotheim – Award of Arms

Better War Through Archery (04 Feb, 2017)

  • Gwynedd Cole‎ – Order of the Dragon’s Barb

February Cleftlands Rapier Tournament (22 Feb, 2017)

  • Muldonny McVriw – Award of Saint Alfred
  • Gwynedd Cole – Award of Saint Alfred

Winter War Maneuvers (04 Mar, 2017)

  • Sorcha Fraser – Order of the Dragon’s Heart

March Cleftlands Arts & Sciences Gallery (29 Mar, 2017)

  • Jolicia atte Northclyfe – Award of Saint Alfred
  • Ginevra Boscoli – Order of Saint Clairiel

Congratulations Baroness Colette, Minister of Arts & Sciences!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome Baroness Colette du Pré as Minister of Arts & Sciences!

A special thanks to the outgoing Minister of Arts & Sciences Sör Crispin de la Rochefoucauld for his hard work and service over the years.

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