Congratulations Lord Carl of Cleftlands, Iron Key!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome the Lord Carl of Cleftlands as Iron Key!

A special thanks to the outgoing Iron Key Sargent Tariq al Sanna Af Fjall for his hard work and service over the past six years.

Congratulations Lady Ginevra Boscoli, Herald!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome the honorable Lady Ginevra Boscoli as Herald!

A special thanks to the outgoing Herald the honorable Lord Dmitrii Zhirov for his hard work and service over the past eight years.

Meeting Minutes: 21-Feb-52

Seneschal Announcements

  • Next week, Cadfan will bring the Baronial Lost & Found. Currently, it is all catalogued in the photo album on the Baronial Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.10155588700422013&type=3). Please come and take your things home: he’s running out of room.
  • He will also be bringing the remaining Baronial trim, which is for sale for $2/yd. Purchase some before it’s gone, then make cool things.
  • The Barony is now accepting Bids for the Regular Event in January of next year. If you have any questions, please contact Cadfan about the forms, or to discuss the requirements. Be aware St. Johns, which we’ve used for the past couple of years is now for sale: the site liaison says he won’t know if it will still be available in January until after July this year.

Events

  • Gaming Revel: 28-Feb
    • This upcoming Dessert Revel will be a Gaming Revel. Please bring your medieval games and activities to share and teach. Many are already planned. The Siege Cookery challenge, a dance class by Eve, and a buckle-making class by Eikbrandr and Torstein will round out the festivities.
  • Shillelagh and Shenanigans: 17-Mar
    • Eastwatch is hosting Shillelagh and Shenanigans: an event of tourneys and other activities. New this year are the novice tourneys, and the novice A&S tourney. Check out the event info at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203919897314939&set=gm.1968715763391988&type=3.  While feast is pre-reg only, there is no site fee: donations of non-perishable items for the site’s food pantry are requested.
  • NOWM: 8 to 10-Jun
    • Ginevra, Event Steward, is looking for volunteers to serve in positions including Class Coordinator, Artisan’s Row Coordinator, Marshals for rapier and Armored Combat for both the Friday Torch Light Tourneys, and, as always, volunteers to help with parking. She’s also looking for anyone interested in serving as a shadow or deputy steward to learn more about the event and possible consider stepping up to help organize it. She’s been on staff for 10 years: it’s time for some new blood to learn the parts. Please contact her if you would like to help out.

Officers

  • Exchequer, Bob: Regular event was our largest ever at 447 people attending. We earned just under $2,500 with this event, including approximately $100 from the Lunch Tavern, and $200 from Breakfast. The PayPal payment is still outstanding.
  • A&S Minister, Runa: If you’re interested in teaching, or requesting a class, act soon. Currently March is fully booked with classes, April is filling in, and there’s already one scheduled for May. You can find the upcoming class listings on the Cleftlands website or on Facebook’s event calendar:
    • 28-Feb: Dances from the East, Eve; Making Simple Buckles, Eik and Torstenn

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.
  • Archery Guild normally meets Sunday, but is weather dependent. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details.If you are interested in an arrow repair lesson and worktime, please contact Gwyneth who can help you order supplies before the work party.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets on Sunday. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Needleworkers meets 27-Feb at Madelaine’s home, specifically to bring out old fabric to find new ideas for it. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net. The Guild will be hosting a Fabric swap at meeting on 14-Mar, for the fabric you have no ideas for.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm . Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Cook’s Guild will host the Siege Cookery challenge at the 28-Feb Dessert Revel.
  • Woodworker’s Guild will meet Thursday, 1-Mar, from 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. He’s looking for requests for upcoming projects.
  • Scribe’s Guild will meet Monday, 5-Mar at Brackenburye Cottage; the theme this month is: neglected projects. For more information contact Melisent at grace@case.edu or check the baronial Facebook page.

Other Announcements

Ginevera 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.

Barons

The March Dessert Revel (28-Mar) will be a mini Cleftlands A&S Craftsperson’s Faire. Please bring your ‘arting’ and share it with others. In addition, Runa has scheduled classes on Judging A&S; Documentation for A&S, and Staging your A&S Entry. This would be an excellent time to take your regional entry and brush it up before Kingdom.

The Barony is looking for those interested in stepping up as Armored Youth marshals. Bastian and Farthegn can help you with the process.

The Barony is also looking for people interested learning to work as event staff. We hold two large events every year, and expanding the pool of people who know how they work will make it possible to keep holding these events in the future.

If you are interested in making annual tithe towards our meeting site, please contribute $45: a dollar for every meeting we hold. Currently, the tithes do not quite cover the cost of renting the site.

 

A&S: Popular Dances

Learn some of the more popular dances done in the East Kingdom. Are they different? Maybe not, show up and find out!

Date: February 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Lady Eve of Cleftlands

Ages: 8+

A&S: Brass Belt Buckles

Learn how to make a simple brass buckle.

Date: February 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Dux Eikbrandr Solgyafi and Torstenn

Ages: 18+

 

February Dessert Revel: Gaming

Their Excellencies Cleftlands cordially invite you to the February Gaming and Dessert Revel to be held on Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 in Euclid, OH. Join the Barony of the Cleftlands in a night of medieval(ish) gaming! Whether “modern” (chess, checkers, backgammon) or the more exotic (brandubh, tablut, halatafl) get your game on with your fellow challengers. Don’t have any games or know how to play? Join in on the make and take session and never be bereft of portable play again! If gaming isn’t your thing, learn exotic dances from the East Kingdom taught by Lady Eve of Cleftlands or take a class with Duke Eikbrandr and Torstenn and learn how to make your own brass buckles. Enjoy the usual desserts offered at the revels and see what madness the Cleftlands Cooks Challenge brings us this month.
 
We look forward to seeing you there! … and eating all your candy gaming pieces. Nom! 🙂 Everyone is welcome.

Meeting Minutes for 14-Feb-52

Seneschal Announcements

  • Happy Valentine’s Day

Events

  • Gaming Revel: 28-Feb
    • This upcoming Dessert Revel will be a Gaming Revel. Please bring your medieval games and activities to share and teach. The Siege Cookery challenge, a dance class by Eve, and a buckle-making class by Eikbrandr and Torstein will round out the festivities.
  • Shillelagh and Shenanigans: 17-Mar
    • Eastwatch is hosting Shillelagh and Shenanigans: an event of tourneys and other activities. New this year are the novice tourneys, and the novice A&S tourney. Check out the event info at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203919897314939&set=gm.1968715763391988&type=3.  While feast is pre-reg only, there is no site fee: donations of non-perishable items for the site’s food pantry are requested.
  • NOWM: 8 to 10-Jun
    • It is no longer too early to talk about NOWM. Currently, Ginevra as Event Steward is looking for volunteers to serve in positions including Class Coordinator, Artisan’s Row Coordinator, Marshals for rapier and other combat, and, as always, volunteers to help with parking. Please contact her if you would like to help out.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: There are several upcoming classes scheduled. You can find the class listings on the Cleftlands website or on Facebook’s event calendar:
    • 21-Feb: Limb Book Binding, James Barkley
    • 28-Feb: Dances from the East, Eve; Making Simple Buckles, Eik and Torstenn

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 meets Thursdays, 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. He’s looking for requests for upcoming projects.
  • Archery Guild normally meets Sunday, but is on hiatus due to weather. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details.If you are interested in an arrow repair lesson and worktime, please contact Gwyneth who can help you order supplies before the work party.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets on Sunday. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm . Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Cook’s Guild will host the Siege Cookery challenge at the 28-Feb Dessert Revel. Please contact Angharad if you’ve like to pick up a bundle of ingredients to work with on 21-Feb.
  • Needleworkers meets 27-Feb at Madelaine’s home, specifically to bring out old fabric to find new ideas for it. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net. The Guild will be hosting a Fabric swap at meeting on 14-Mar, for the fabric you have no ideas for.

Other Announcements

  • 17-Feb, Aethelmearc is hosting Aedult Swim; a massive fighter practice, this year with A&S. You can find more information at http://aethelmearc.org/event/aedult-swim/.

 Barons

  • Many Cleftlanders, including many knights and others, attended Val Day, despite the long distance. Congratulations.
  • 17-Feb will be Masque of Courtly Love in Brendoken, which is always a great event to consider attending.

A&S: Book Binding in Leather

Second in the class series, students will learn a second method of book binding in flexible leather.

Date: February 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Forester James Barkley

Ages: 8+

Meeting Minutes: 8-Feb-52

Seneschal Announcements

  • The Barony is looking for additional Youth Combat Marshals, as well as fighters authorized to fight the children, to help train our up and coming combatants. Our Youth Rapier program, especially, is exceeding the capacity of our existing Marshal. If you, as an authorized combatant, are at all interested, please explore the opportunities with Farthegn (for armored combat), or Velvet (for rapier combat).
  • The Society Seneschal reminds us that, as a Society, our ideals are honor, respect, and chivalry. This is not supported by ‘doxxing’ people by posting their personal information on the internet, for whatever reason. Doxxing is actually illegal in some states, including CA. Please do not do this.
  • The Baronial Trim is in, and being sold for $2/yard. About half of the order has been sold. Please see Cadfan to purchase.

Demos

  • We will again be conducting a demo at the East 200th St Stroll, scheduled for Sat 2-Jun. Please mark your calendars for this fun event.

Events

  • Regular Event: 27-Jan
    • Receipts were due today – if you have not contacted Robert about any outstanding receipts, Thank you for your Donation.
  • Gaming Revel: 28-Feb
    • This upcoming Dessert Revel will be a Gaming Revel. Please bring your medieval games and activities to share and teach. The Siege Cookery challenge, a dance class by Eve, and a buckle-making class by Eikbrandr and Torstein will round out the festivities.
  • Shillelagh and Shenanigans: 17-Mar
    • Eastwatch is hosting Shillelagh and Shenanigans: an event of tourneys and other activities. New this year are the novice tourneys, and the novice A&S tourney. Check out the event info at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203919897314939&set=gm.1968715763391988&type=3.  While feast is pre-reg only, there is no site fee: donations of non-perishable items for the site’s food pantry are requested.

Officers

  • Rapier Marshal, Velvet: If you are an authorized rapier combatant, you can be trained as an opponent for our youth combatants without any of hte complications of the background check. Please ensure our children have training partners. Velvet can walk you through the process.
  • A&S Minister, Runa: There are several upcoming classes scheduled. You can find the class listings on the Cleftlands website or on Facebook’s event calendar:
    • 14-Feb: Intro to Three Methods of Bookbinding, James Barkley
    • 21-Feb:  Hands on Bookbinding, James Barkley
    • 28-Feb: Dances from the East, Eve
    • 28-Feb: Making Brass Buckles, Eik and Torstenn

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 be on hiatus another week, as projects have filled the workshop.
  • Archery Guild normally meets Sunday, but is on hiatus due to weather. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details.If you are interested in an arrow repair lesson and worktime, please contact Gwyneth who can help you order supplies before the work party.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets on Sunday. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm . Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers meets 13-Feb at the home of Jacqueline. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net. They meet next on 27-Feb at Madelaine’s home, specifically to bring out old fabric to find new ideas for it. The Guild will be hosting a Fabric swap at meeting on 14-Mar, for the fabric you have no ideas for.
  • Cook’s Guild will host the Siege Cookery challenge at the 28-Feb Dessert Revel. Please contact Angharad if you’ve like to pick up a bundle of ingredients to work with on 14 or 21-Feb.

Other Announcements

  • 17-Feb, Aethelmearc is hosting Aedult Swim; a massive fighter practice, this year with A&S. You can find more information at http://aethelmearc.org/event/aedult-swim/.

 Barons

  • Val Day is this weekend: both a great event and a Tournament of Chivalry. We hope to see many Cleftlanders attending.
  • 17-Feb will be Masque of Courtly Love in Brendoken, which is always a great event to consider.

A&S: Book Binding

A lecture about types of bookbinding in period and give information about the materials needed and process being used in the class next week

Date: February 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Forester James Barkley

Ages: 8+

A&S: Wire Temple Rings II

Learn to make a type of jewelry worn by medieval Rus and Slav women. Students will leave class with at least one pair of temple rings.There will be kits for $5 for at least 10 students. Auditors welcome. Students who have their own wire cutters and round nose pliers are encouraged to bring them.

Youth must be able to use sharp wire cutters without supervision.

Date: February 7, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Mistress Elizabethe Alles

Ages: 8+

Meeting Minutes: 25-Jan-52

Seneschal Announcements

  • The Baronial Trim is in, and being sold for $2/yard. About half of the order has been sold. Please see Cadfan to purchase.

Other Announcements

  • A challenge of self-improvement has been issued to the archers of the Kingdom to improve their individual Royal Round score by 33% from March 1 to November 30. See Cadfan for more details.

Events

  • Regular Event: 27-Jan
    • Set Up is Friday from 6:00 – 9:00. There will be pizza!
    • Elizabethe is organizing the Baronial History Display and is still looking for display items. They don’t have to be from the 70s – items from even 5 years ago would be great.
    • Miriana has received a large number of donated feast gear which will be raffled off to newcomers. Thank you to everyone who contributed.
    • Ginevra will be hosting an open dance from 1-3 PM. Requests will be honored.
    • Gianna is serving as Royalty Liaison. We’re expecting the entire Midrealm and Aethelmearc royal families, so we’ll need retainers, royalty room guards.
    • There will be merchants. Bring money!
    • Don’t forget about the Largesse Challenge: 40 items to present to royalty for use as largesse.
    • Baked goods for the Breakfast Bar will be gratefully appreciated.
    • Give Event receipts to Robert and he will be able to write you a check at the event.
    • If anyone does not have a ransom for the Ransom Tourney, see Macro. He can hook you up.
    • Assistance in the Kitchen is appreciated! Please see Angharad if you can spare a little time.

Officers

  • Rapier Marshal, Velvet: At Festival of Maidens, over $650 was raised for the Pennsic Rapier Scholarship Fund.
  • Knights Marshal, Thorin: Ensure your information is current by checking on the MidRealm Authorization website. Regular Event is a great opportunity for MITs to acquire signatures.
  • A&S Minister, Runa: There are several upcoming classes scheduled. You can find the class listings on the Cleftlands website or on Facebook’s event calendar:
    • January 31 – How to Fit an Armscye, Madelaine
    • February 7 – Wire Temple Rings Part II, Elizabeth
    • February 28 – Dancing, Eve
    • TBD – Making Buckles

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 be on hiatus until after the Regular Event, as holiday projects have filled the workshop.
  • Archery Guild normally meets Sunday, but is on hiatus due to weather. P’lease check the Baronial Facebook page for details.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets on Sunday. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm . Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers meets second and fourth Tuesdays, at 7 pm, at various locations. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • Cook’s Guild will host the Siege Cookery challenge at the 28-Feb Dessert Revel. Please contact Angharad if you’ve like a bundle of ingredients to work with.

 Barons

  • The January 31 Dessert is a “Recovery from Regular Event” event dubbed the “Just Relax Revel”. Wear your garb, and come enjoy yourself.
  • Thank you to everyone for doing your part in creating what will be a wonderful event on Saturday. Stay for Court: it will be full and many friends may receive awards. Come and congratulate, or counsel Katalena Ivaniaia Zhena Shishova as she sits her vigil before being elevated to the Order of the Pelican at evening court.

A&S: How to Fit an Armscye

In sewing, the armscye is the armhole, the fabric edge to which the sleeve is sewn. The length of the armscye is the total length of this edge; the width is the distance across the hole at the widest point. This class will cover how to properly fit an armscye to your garment.

Date: January 31 at 7:30 PM

Instructors: Mistress Constanza de Mendoza and Baroness Madelaine Bouvier

Ages: 12+

 

Meeting Minutes: 17-Jan-52

Seneschal Announcements

  • The Baronial Trim is in, and being sold for $2/yard. About half of the order has been sold. Please see Cadfan to purchase.
  • Tariq is stepping down as Iron Key, and Dmitri as pursuivant. If you’re interested in the taking on either role, apply tonight. Applications for both positions will be taken online at http://www.cleftlands.org/officer-application/.

Other Announcements

  • James Barkley has s supply of 750 ml bottles for brewers or vintners.

Events

  • Regular Event: 27-Jan
    • Elizabeth is organizing the Baronial History Display and is still looking for display items and pictures. They don’t have to be from the 70s – items from even 5 years ago would be great.
    • Robin is still collecting feast gear for newcomers. There will be a scavenger hunt for Newcomers for which the feast gear will be the prize.
    • Ginevra will be hosting an open dance from 1-3 PM. Requests will be honored.
    • Gianna is serving as Royalty Liaison. We’re expecting the entire Midrealm and Aethelmearc royal families, so we’ll need retainers, royalty room guards, and someone to organize the royalty room lunch.
    • There will be merchants. Bring money!
    • Don’t forget about the Largess Challenge: 40 items to present to royalty for use as largesse.
    • Baked goods for the Breakfast Bar will be gratefully appreciated.
    • Feast is still looking for a last few Hero Dishes. If you’d like to make a dish for the royalty or our Barons to share at feast to recognize those who inspire or impress, please talk with Angharad.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: There are several upcoming classes scheduled. You can find the class listings on the Cleftlands website or on Facebook’s event calendar:
    • January 24 – Wire Temple Rings Part II
    • January 31 – How to Fit an Armscye

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 be on hiatus until after the Regular Event, as holiday projects have filled the workshop.
  • Archery Guild normally meets Sunday, but is on hiatus due to weather. P’lease check the Baronial Facebook page for details.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets on Sunday. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Needleworkers meets this upcoming Tuesday at Madelaine’s home in Kamm’s Corner, at 7 pm. Details will be posted online, or you can contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm . Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.

 Barons

  • The January 31 Dessert is a “Recovery from Regular Event” event. Wear your garb, and come enjoy yourself.

 

Meeting Minutes: 10-Jan-52

Seneschal Announcements

  • The Baronial Trim is in, and being sold for $2/yard. Please see Cadfan to purchase.
  • Tariq is stepping down as Iron Key. If you’re interested in the taking on the role, please talk with Tariq about what is involved.
  • Dmitri is stepping down as Pursuivant. Again, if you’re interested, please talk with Dmitri about the role.
  • Applications for both positions will be taken online at http://www.cleftlands.org/officer-application/.

Other Announcements

  • If you’re interested in participating in the 2018 100-Days-of-A&S Challenge, Alda has forms and jars to help you keep track.

Events

  • Regular Event: 27-Jan
    • Elizabeth is organizing the Baronial History Display and is still looking for display items and pictures.
    • Robin is still collecting feast gear for newcomers.
    • Gianna is serving as Royalty Liaison. We’re expecting the entire Midrealm royal family, as well as members of the Aethelmearc family, so we’ll need retainers, royalty room guards, and someone to organize the royalty room lunch.
    • If you’d like to help make gnocchi for the feast, please join us at Angharad’s on 14-Jan, at 2 pm.
    • Artair is organizing servers for the feast. Please get in touch with him if you’d like to help out.
    • Don’t forget about the Largess Challenge: 40 items to present to royalty for use as largesse.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: There are several upcoming classes scheduled. You can find the class listings on the Cleftlands website or on Facebook’s event calendar. :
    • January 17 – Use of Gold Leaf in Illumination (Master Aidan)
    • January 24 – Wire Temple Rings II
  • Exchequer, Robert: If you make an annual tithe, you can receive a receipt to use with your taxes. .
    • January 17 – Use of Gold Leaf in Illumination (Master Aidan)

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 be on hiatus until after the Regular Event, as holiday projects have filled the workshop.
  • Archery Guild normally meets Sunday, but is on hiatus due to weather. P’lease check the Baronial Facebook page for details.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets this Sunday . Please check the Baronial Facebook group for confirmation as there may be a last minute cancellation. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Cook’s Guild will meet at Angharad’s on Sun, i. 14-Jan at 2 pm to make gnocchi for the upcoming Regular Event. Please contact her at baronessangharad@gmail.com for information.
  • 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.

 Barons:

  • At Kingdom 12th Night, Lady Sazia de Sarro (Dasani) received a Willow for her work in metal casting, while Mistress Serena received the Sapphire.
    • Tournament of Arts Judges: Master or Mistress… Elizabethe, Milesent, Serena, Zsof
    • Tournament of Arts Attendees or Entrants: Aurelia, Calum, Dasani, Edward Brackenburye, Pietro, Zuriel, Katerin

 

A&S: Gold Leaf in Illumination

Date: January 17 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Master Aiden Elfäedur

Ages: 8+

Meeting Minutes: 3-Jan-52

Seneschal Announcements

  • The Baronial Trim is in, and being sold for $2/yard. Please see Cadfan to purchase.
  • Tariq is stepping down as Iron Key. If you’re interested in the taking on the role, please talk with Tariq about what is involved.
  • Dmitri is stepping down as Pursuivant. Again, if you’re interested, please talk with Dmitri about the role.
  • Applications for both positions will be taken online at http://www.cleftlands.org/officer-application/.

Other Announcements

  • If you’re interested in participating in the 2018 100-Days-of-A&S Challenge, Alda has forms and jars to help you keep track.

Events

  • Regular Event: 27-Jan
    • Elizabeth is organizing the Baronial History Display and is still looking for display items and pictures.
    • Robin is still collecting feast gear for newcomers.
    • Gianna is serving as Royalty Liaison. We’re expecting the entire Midrealm royal family, as well as members of the Aethelmearc family, so we’ll need retainers, royalty room guards, and someone to organize the royalty room lunch.
    • If you’d like to help make gnocchi for the feast, please join us at Angharad’s on 14-Jan, at 2 pm.
    • Artair is organizing servers for the feast. Please get in touch with him if you’d like to help out.
    • Don’t forget about the Largess Challenge: 40 items to present to royalty for use as largesse.

Officers

  • A&S Minister, Runa: There are several upcoming classes scheduled. You can find the class listings on the Cleftlands website or on Facebook’s event calendar. :
    • January 10 – How to Sew a Drawstring Pouch [Facebook Event]
    • January 17 – Use of Gold Leaf in Illumination
    • January 24 – Wire Temple Rings II

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 be on hiatus until after the Regular Event, as holiday projects have filled the workshop.
  • Archery Guild normally meets Sunday, but is on hiatus due to weather. Please check the Baronial Facebook page for details.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets this Sunday . Please check the Baronial Facebook group for confirmation as there may be a last minute cancellation. You can contact Cynwrig for details at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm . Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Robin is hosting Needleworkers’ meetings next Tuesday at 7 pm. Please check online for directions and further information.

 Barons:

  • Kingdom 12th Night will be held in Lansing this Saturday.
  • We lost Eric Wolfgang, of House Bork, to a heart attack. His family is encouraging donations to the American Heart Association in his honor.

 

Officer Opening – Herald and Iron Key

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Herald and Iron Key. These positions require current SCA membership. If you would like to be considered for 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. The deadline for submissions is January 17, 2018. Questions or comments may be directed to my inbox.

Cadfan of Cleftlands
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Congratulations Winter 2018 Award Recipients!

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

Middle Kingdom 12th Night (06 Jan, 2018)

  • Sazia de Sarro – Order of the Willow
  • Serena Kimbalwyke – Award of the Sapphire

Regular Event in the Cleftlands (27 Jan, 2018)

  • Yashoda D’Albuquerque – Award of Arms
  • Ysenda ingen Maldouen – Award of Arms
  • Branwen filia Paynell – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Elizabella Marchant – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Ladislas Vulcu – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Robert atte Northclyfe – Award of the Purple fret
  • Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Ulrich Rickher – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Vasilii Volchogo Zuba syn – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Pietro Nicolo da San Tebaldo – Order of the Cavendish Knot
  • Vsevolod Bezkrovnyi – Order of the Cavendish Knot
  • Cadfan of Cleftlands – Order of the Dragon’s Barb
  • Milesent Vibert – Order of the Dragon’s Barb
  • Njall Orkneyjarson – Order of the Silver Oak
  • Vitus (Vito) Aurelius – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
  • Constanza de Mendoza – Award of the Sapphire
  • Aiden Elfäedur – Award of the Azure Chalice
  • Alys Katherine – Herald Extraordinary

Gulf Wars (15 Mar, 2018)

  • Fritha Eikbrandrsdottir – Order of the Evergreen

Better War Through Archery (31 Mar, 2018)

  • Gwyneth Cole – Order of the Greenwood Company

Yule Revel

On December 20, the Barony of the Cleftlands celebrated the end of the month with a Tudor-themed Yule Revel. Our many members arrived in Tudor or other festive clothing to celebrate the many festivities in December. The snack table was laden with delicious treats, the white elephant gift exchange had many participants, and the table decorating contest afforded a lovely array of holiday scenery. The first place winner was an amazing period entry from Duchess Runa and Lady Æthelwynn and second place to Lady Sarra Bossard for her gorgeous peacock themed table. Special thanks to Lady Claricia for orchestrating the revel, Jan the Lord of Yule for being such a good sport judging the table decorating contest and assisting with the gift exchange, and to all of the decorators, cooks, and attendees who made this Yule a fantastic one!

In Baronial Court, the following awards were given:

  • Aldermoureis Ventzke‎ – Award of Saint Alfred (by the hands of Mistress Constanza and Master Calum)
  • Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari – Award of Saint Alfred for capturing the spirit of the barony through photography
  • Ealdred of Gwyntarian and Clairiel du Vent Argent – Order of Saint Clairiel for generously sharing their home with the barony

Wassail!

 

Photographs by Lady Claricia de la Mere.

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