A&S: Tabard Making

Learn how to make you own Cleftlands tabard or just a tabard in general.

Date: May 25, 2017 at 8:00 PM.

Instructor: Baroness Madelaine Bouvier

Ages: 12+

A&S: Pennsic University Roundtable

Pennsic University is truly an academic “one of a kind.” It can also be daunting for a newcomer and sometimes something of a coin flip for seasoned alumni. This will be an open discussion on topics such as how to choose classes, how to keep track of schedules during what is always a hectic two weeks, and how to maximize your experience. A whiz at note taking and actually filing class handouts when you get home? Bring your best suggestions. Already know about some upcoming classes not to be missed? Come tell us about them. Great handouts from last classes you want to share? By all means. Newcomer? Welcome and pull up a chair!

Date: May 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM.

Instructor: The Honorable Lady Juliane Bechaumpe

Ages: 18+

 

Meeting Minutes: 3-May-52

  • NOWM is June 9-11th.
    • Colette is Class Coordinator: if you are interested in teaching, please let her know. If you are interested in being taught by someone, please let them know so they can let her know.
    • Angharad is Royalty Liaison, and is looking for help with gift baskets for the royalty, royalty lunch, retainers, and guards.
    • Ginevra says the autocrats are still looking for a volunteer to handle Youth Point or Activities. She is also looking for volunteers to serve as event heralds, announcing activities around the site.
    • Madelaine is serving as our Troll. She will be at meeting every Wed before the event to take pre-reg. She’s also looking for help to serve as gate keepers Friday and Saturday of NOWM.
    • Claricia is organizing merchants: please let her know if you are looking to sell things. Space is unlimited.
    • NOWM Clean-Up Day will be 20-May. Please let the autocrats know if you can help out to prepare the site for the event.
  • Standard-Bearer’s will be 2-Sep. Meinhard is the Event Steward. If you are interesting in helping out please get in touch with him to volunteer.

Demos:

  • 23 people have volunteered for the King Arthur movie demo next Monday. Their names have been given to the CInemark Valley View for their free tickets to the movie. Please arrive by 6:30: the movie begins at 7:30.
  • 3-Jun, the Saturday before NOWM, is the East 200th St demo just outside our meeting site. It will run 10-2 Artair will be posting a Facebook event soon with all details.
  • 16-17 Sept is the Mapleside Demo. Please plan on coming.

Officers:

  • Tariq: Iron Key Refurb will happen next Thursday at Armorer’s Guild meeting.
  • Colette, A&S Minister, is looking for teachers to fill in the class schedule over the next few months.
  • Thorin, Knight’s Marshal, reminded everyone that with the new standards for armor inspections, have him inspect your helmets and major armor changes at meeting before you head off to an event and discover you can’t fight. Also, 20-May is Aethelmearc War Practice, which is a fun event with lots of combat. Eik warns fighters that your Authorizaiton Card will be requested, and the online printing tool is hiding the expiration date when printing the cards, so you may need to figure out how to organize having a phone with you to display the auth card without taking it on the field.

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, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • 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.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice meets this upcoming Sunday. Please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net about future Sundays.
  • Needleworkers will meet 9-May at Robin’s home on the east side. Location details and directions will be posted. Contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.
  • Archery Guild meets Tuesday, 9-May, at the home of Gwynedd and Muldonney. Details will be posted online. They have a great deal of loaner equipment, so if you’re at all interested please come.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for an Open Bench, working on period pouches. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Dancing will occur at the 10-May meeting at 7  pm. Look for Angharad and the red canvas bag of music.
  • Needleworksr will meet on 23-May at Madelaine’s.

Baron and Baroness

Calum

  • 18-May will be the cut-off for recommendations for awards to be presented at NOWM.  You can find a list of all Kingdom-level awards, an online ‘Order of Precedence’ that lists who has already received which awards, and the online award recommendation link at http://www.midrealm.org/heraldry/.
  • The Crown has requested scroll blanks for use. Ginevra will collect all that you can produce at NOWM to share with them. Everyone can help, just ask the Scribes Guild members for guidance if you’ve never done it before.

Constanza

  • Mistress Keiley Duchem is looking for groups to cook breakfast and dinner for Midrealm Royal on Mon, Tue, Wed, and Thu of War Week at Pennsic. She will have numbers of people and related food issues available to share closer to Pennsic. Groups will need to front the money for the food: expenses will be reimbursed at Pennsic based on submitted receipts. Calum can provide additional information.
  • Coronation is this weekend, only 4 hours away.

Baronial Court:

Calum and Constanza presented all the bearers of the Cleftlands swords during their reign, chosen at the Cleftland’s Tourneys, with copies of a scroll listing the complete lineage of the bearers.

 

Happy 52nd Birthday, SCA!

An invitation to the first SCA gathering at UC Berkeley on May 1, 1966.

The Barony of the Cleftlands would like to wish the Society for Creative Anachronism Happy 52nd Birthday!

An abridged history from the annuls of Wikipedia:

The SCA’s roots can be traced to a backyard graduation party of a UC Berkeley medieval studies graduate, the author Diana Paxson, in Berkeley, California, on May Day in 1966. The party began with a “Grand Tournament” in which the participants wore helmets, fencing masks, and usually some semblance of a costume, and sparred with each other using weapons such as plywood swords, padded maces, and fencing foils. It ended with a parade down Telegraph Avenue with everyone singing “Greensleeves”. […] The name Berkeley Society for Creative Anachronism was coined […] when the nascent group needed an official name in order to reserve a park for a tournament. “Berkeley” was dropped as the group expanded.

Congratulations Avanger of Brendoken!

On Wednesday, April 26th, the Cleftlands lists were opened up to all armored combatants to test their mettle in the bi-annual tournament. Numerous inspired combatants stepped forth and took to the lists. When the flurry of rattan, sweat, and dramatic deaths slowed and the last blows were counted, one armored combatant emerged victorious and earned the right to carry the Cleftlands sword. Congratulations to the Lord Avanger of Brendoken for winning the tournament and to Lady Æthelwynn Skerra Dimma for winning the esteem of the ladies gallery.

In addition to the armored festivities, the office of the seneschal changed hands from the honorable Lady Gianna Vettori to Lord Cadfan of Cleftlands.

The list included:

  • Sir Thorin Eikskjald
  • Sir Laurelen Darksbane
  • Sargent Kari Garanhirson
  • Sargent Haukr Myrkjarten
  • Sargent Njall Orkneyjarson
  • Sargent Tariq al Sanna Af Fjall
  • Forester Muldonny McVriw,
  • Lord Avanger of Brendoken
  • Lady Æthelwynn Skerra Dimma
  • Lady Bláár MacDougall
  • Edrik Eiksson
  • Lord Marellus Kilianus
  • Lord Gylis Scot
  • Tryggr Gillison

 

Armored combatants include: (Back) X, X, Sir Crispin al-Rumi, Lord Avanger of Brendoken, X, Sir Thorin Eikskjald, Sir Karl Ulfson, Baroness Constanza de Mendoza, Baron Calum MacDhaibhidh, Duke EikBrandr Solgyafi, Sir Laurelen Darksbane, Sargent Kari Garanhirson, Forester Muldonny McVriw, X, X, Sargent Tariq al Sanna Af Fjall, Sargent Njall Orkneyjarson, (Front) Tryggr Gillison, X, Lady Æthelwynn Skerra Dimma, Lady Bláár MacDougall, Edrik Eiksson, Lord Marellus Kilianus, X, Lord Gylis Scot, Sargent Haukr Myrkjarten, Duke Alen Elegil . Photograph by Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari.

Congratulations Lord Cadfan of Cleftlands, Seneschal!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome Lord Cadfan of Cleftlands as Seneschal!

A special thanks to the outgoing Seneschal Lady Gianna Vettori for her hard work and service over the years and we wish her well in her upcoming retirement! 😉

A&S: 16th Century Persian Costuming

An overview of clothing for men and women in 16th century Persia, with layers and construction tips.

Date: May 10, 2017 at 8 PM

Instructor: by Baroness Milesent Vibert

Ages: 18+

 

Meeting Minutes: 19-Apr-51

  • Fletching of Spring is this Saturday. Check the Eastwatch website for details.
  • Standard-Bearer’s will be 2-Sep. Meinhard is the Event Steward. If you are interesting in helping out please get in touch with him to volunteer.
  • Planning is on for NOWM, which is only six weeks away. Autocrats are still looking for coordinators for Youth Activities, as well as general labor for everything from parking to site stewards. Let Gianna or Ginevra know if you’re willing to assist.
  • NOWM Clean up Day will be 20-May.
  • Pre-registration for NOWM begins 26-April at Dessert Revel. See Madelaine to pre-reg.

Classes

  • 3-May, Needleworkers Build hosts a class on making tabards, sleeve ornaments, baldrics, and other baronial badges for fighters and others.

Guilds

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

  • Armorer’s Guild and the Drinking Guild both meet at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Woodworkers Guild meets tomorrow, 20-Apr, 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.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice may meet this upcoming Sunday. Please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net about future Sundays.
  • Needleworkers will meet at Madelaine’s home on the west side, Tue 25-Apr. Contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.
  • Archery Guild will meet on Tuesday, 25-Apr, instead of Monday, this upcoming wee, at the home of Gwynedd and Muldonney. Details will be posted online. They have a great deal of loaner equipment, so if you’re at all interested please come.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for an Open Bench, working on period pouches. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • We will dance before the Tourney next week at Dessert Revel. Look for Angharad and the red canvas bag of music.

Announcements

  • Terra de la Nuit is ill, and could use assistance Sat, 22-Apr around 10 am prepping her Cleveland house for a quick sale. Contact Angharad for information about the effort to assist Terra.
  • Angharad, Claricia, and Dorothea will be organizing Battlefield Hospitality again this year. Please consider helping out during a few battles to keep our combatants hydrated.
  • Dostia and Rhydderich are relocating to Constellation in two weeks. They’re not leaving the SCA, and their business, Misc Etc, will be at the usual spot at Pennsic.

Baron and Baroness

Calum

  • 18-May will be the cut-off for recommendations for awards to be presented at NOWM.  You can find a list of all Kingdom-level awards, an online ‘Order of Precedence’ that lists who has already received which awards, and the online award recommendation link at http://www.midrealm.org/heraldry/.
  • The Crown has requested scroll blanks for use. Ginevra will collect all that you can produce at NOWM to share with them. Everyone can help, just ask the Scribes Guild members for guidance if you’ve never done it before.
  • Mistress Keiley Duchem is looking for groups to cook breakfast and dinner for Midrealm Royal on Mon, Tue, Wed, and Thu of War Week at Pennsic. She will have numbers of people and related food issues available to share closer to Pennsic. Groups will need to front the money for the food: expenses will be reimbursed at Pennsic based on submitted receipts. Calum can provide additional information.

Constanza

  • April 26 Dessert Revel will be the Armored Tourney. Please spiffy up your kit, bring your inspiration, and prepare to awe us all.
  • The Pennsic War Points have been posted at PennsicWar.org. There have been a lot of changes, so you’ll want to review this before making any plans.
  • This weekend is Fletchings of Spring with many archery activities. Camping will require registration. Please bring plenty of shade as the site is not over-equipped.

Class: Epay System Training

Lady Alays, the deputy kingdom exchequer for for PayPal, has agreed to teach a class at a Cleftlands meeting. This training is required to use the Midrealm Epay (PayPal) system. The group Exchequer and Reservationist (as defined by the Kingdom — whomever is in charge of taking advanced registrations and, more specifically tracking them, whether a gate steward or exchequer, or someone that reports to them) must take this training before using the system to accept credit card payments for an event.

Date: May 3, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Instructor: Lady Alays de la Salle

Ages: 18+

Meeting Minutes: 12-Apr-52

  • Standard-bearer’s will be 9/2. Meinhard is the Event Steward. If you are interesting in helping out please get in touch with him to volunteer.
  • Planning for NOWM. Autocrats are still looking for a Royalty Liaison, coordinators for Youth Activities, and marshals for Siege Weaponry, as well as general labor for everything from parking to site stewards. Let Gianna or Ginevra know if you’re willing to assist.
  • NOWM Clean up Day will be 20-May.
  • Colette, as NOWM Class Coordinator, has two classes so far: please let her know if you want to teach.
  • Pre-registration for NOWM begins 26-April at Dessert Revel. See Madelaine to pre-reg.

Classes

  • Next week, Dulcia will be teaching a class on the Osten Stitch.
  • 3-May, Needleworkers Build hosts a class on making tabards, sleeve ornaments, baldrics, and other baronial badges for fighters and others.
  • There are many open spaces for classes in May, please let Colette know what you’d like to teach.

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 and the Drinking Guild both meet at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at calum@att.net for information or directions.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice does not meet this Sunday, as it is Easter. Please contact Cynwrig for details atjimpretz@sbcglobal.net about future Sundays.
  • Archery Guild has begun the season on Mondays at the home of Gwynedd and Muldonney. Details will be posted online. They have a great deal of loaner equipment, so if you’re at all interested please come.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for an Open Bench. At last week’s guild meeting, they planned to start work on a variety of pouches. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Dancing will begin at 7 pm, next Wednesday, or as soon as there are people to dance (only two are required.) Look for Angharad and the red canvas bag of music.
  • Woodworkers Guild will meet next, 20-Apr, 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.
  • Needleworkers will meet at Madelaine’s home on the west side, Tue 25-Apr. \Contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.

Announcements

  • 21-Fri, CSU is hosting a visiting English professor talking about the Bayeux Tapestry. Alen will share details online.
  • Terra de la Nuit is ill, and could use assistance prepping her Cleveland house for a quick sale. Contact Anghard for information about the effort to assist Terra.

Baron and Baroness

Constanza

  • Presented a number of thank you card  to officers, including: Farthegn as Armored Youth Marshal, Tariq as coordinator for fighting gear (Iron Key); Thorin as Knight’s Marshal; both Robin and Jolicia and our immediate past and now-current Chatelaines, Angharad for publishing meeting minutes as Chronicler; Colette as Arts and Science Minister, Dmitri as Pursuivant; Giannna as Seneschal, James as Archery Marshal, Robert as Exchequer, Vevet as Rapier Marshal and Youth Rapier Marshal.
  • April 26 Dessert Revel will be the Armored Tourney. Please spiffy up your kit, bring your inspiration, and prepare to awe us all.
  • This weekend is the Red Spears, Day of Archery, which not only features archery but both armored and rapier combat.

Calum

  • 18-May will be the cut-off for recommendations for awards to be presented at NOWM.  You can find a list of all Kingdom-leve awards, an online ‘Order of Precedence’ that lists who has already received which awards, and the online award recommendation link at http://www.midrealm.org/heraldry/.
  • At Northern Oaken A&S Faire, Fritha, Edward Brackenburye, Dasani, Kateline, Kari, and Angharad served as judges. Dasani, Zuriel and Rhiannon all entered for divisional champion competition: Dasani won for her glass and metal work, while Zuriel for her cordials and food.
  • At Grand Tournament of the Unicorn, Velvet won the rapier tourney, while Alecto, who drove with him, took second place.
  • At Masque de La Fou, Vlad won the first rapier tourney, while Meinhard took second place in the second tourney.
  • Kateline Eliot received a Grant of Arms.
  • The Crown has requested scroll blanks for use. Ginevra will collect all that you can produce at NOWM to share with them. Everyone can help, just ask the Scribes Guild members for guidance if you’ve never done it before.

A&S: Osenstitch Viking Embroidery

This class will feature the Osenstitch and variations that was found in the Birka and Ousegate digs. The class will go over a brief history of the find and area. The embroidery is based off of Anges Geijer’s doctorate thesis on the Birka dig and her sketches of the embroidery stitch. We will also do a modern variant called the Hungarian Braid Stitch. Class will run for 45 minutes. There will be 6 hoops and thread ready for the class but people are welcome to bring their own materials. Handouts available: 10.

Date: April 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM.

Instructor: Lady Dulcia Wylde

Ages: 18+

A&S: Storytelling for Kids

Designed FOR youth, this is designed to bring out the inner ham that resides in nearly every kid. Every kid knows a story. Every kid can tell a story. This is a “Bardic Safe Zone” where the audience is forgiving and encouraging, goofs and flubs and false starts are forgiven, and a few simple tips, tricks, and sources will be shared. Parents strongly encouraged to attend.

Instructor is a seasoned storyteller and former Kingdom Bardic Champion, and a parent of four, all fearless (modern-world) performers. Course content developed in consultation with a Professor of Children’s Literature and the Department of Early Childhood Education at Lakeland Community College.

Date: April 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Instructor: THL Brendan O Carriadhe

Ages: All

Congratulations Spring 2017 Award Recipients!

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

Grand Pageant (08 Apr, 2017)

  • Kateline Eliot – Grant of Arms — Dragon Crest

Martial RUM (03 Jun, 2017)

  • Tariq al Sanna Af Fjall – Award of the Sapphire

Northern Oaken War Maneuvers (10 Jun, 2017)

  • Crispin al-Rumi – Baron Cleftlands
  • Gianna Vettori – Baroness Cleftlands
  • Constanza de Mendoza – Court Baroness
  • Dmitrii Zhirov – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
  • Edward Brackenburye – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
  • Jolicia atte Northclyfe – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
  • Juliane Bechaumpe – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
  • Milesent Vibbert – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
  • Aurelia Rosetti – Order of the Evergreen
  • Brendan O Corraidhe- Order of the Evergreen
  • Edward FitzRanulf – Order of the Evergreen
  • Llywelyn Glyndwr – Order of the Evergreen
  • Caitilín inghean Néill – Order of the Greenwood Company
  • Alecto of Vito’s Minions – Order of the Cavendish Knot
  • Angharad ferch Tangwystl – Order of the Silver Oak
  • Katerin ferch Gwenllian – Order of the Willow
  • AEsa of Cleftlands – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Brangwayn Snowden – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Claricia de la Mere – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Cynwrig ap Llewelyn – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Jao Veludo d Albuquerque – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Muldonny McVriw – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Sergei the Jester – Order of the Willow
  • Ulfr Forkbeard – Order of the Willow
  • Edward Brackenburye – Order of the Red Company
  • Bleddyn of Vito’s Minions – Award of Arms
  • Finnvardr Grissom Mjorksiglandi – Award of Arms
  • Gaius Macro Calvinus – Award of Arms
  • Portia de Castell – Award of Arms
  • Alys Katharine – Kingdom Augmentation of Arms
  • Kari Garanhirson – Award of the King’s Chalice
  • James ap Llywelyn – Award of the King’s Chalice
  • I Verdi Confusi – Award of the Grove

Baron Wars (24 Jun, 2017)

  • Serena Kimbalwyke – Order of the Cavendish Knot
  • Runa Æikibrandskona – Order of the Dragon’s Heart

Meeting Minutes: 5-Apr-51

  • We are still looking for bids for Standard Bearer’s event.
  • There will be a short officers meeting next week at 8 pm, to discuss event bids.
  • 8-May: Demo at the premiere of King Arthur at the Valley View Cinemark. Free tickets in exchange for showing up in garb. Probably no fighting.
  • 3-Jun: 200th Street Crawl. 10 am to 2 pm. A community event for the neighborhood of the meeting: lots of fun, and reasonably short–you’ll be out by three.
  • 16/18-Sep: Mapleside Demo.

Events

  • Planning for NOWM. Autocrats are still looking for a Royalty Liaison, and coordinators for Youth Activities, as well as general labor for everything from parking to site stewards. Let Gianna or Ginevra know if you’re willing to assist.
  • Masque de le Fou is this Saturday in Eastwatch. Armored combat, rapier combat, all day dancing, feast, and a ball.
  • Fletchings of Spring is 22-Apr. Jolicia is organizing the Breakfast Bar: if you can help with any baked goods, let her know.

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 and the Drinking Guild both meet at Ealdred and Clairiel’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.
  • Archery Guild begins the season next Monday evening at the home of Gwynedd and Muldonney. Details will be posted online. They have a great deal of loaner equipment, so if you’re at all interested please come.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for a formal guild meeting. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Dancing will begin at 7 pm, next Wednesday, or as soon as there are people to dance (only two are required.) Look for Angharad and the big red canvas bag of music.
  • Needleworkers will meet at Constanza’s home in Cleveland Hts Tue 4/11. The Guild is looking for a host for the 4/25 meeting. Contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.

SCA News

  • Geirr Bassi Haraldsson, a senior herald who did much to advance our understanding of Viking era Norse names, passed away last week.

Baron and Baroness

Constanza

  • This upcoming weekend are two events of interest: Masque de le Fou in Eastwatch, and the Grand Pageant/Tournament of Chivalry in the Barony of Sternfeld. Check the Midrealm Calendar for details. (www.midrealm.org/calendar).

Calum

  • April 26 Dessert Revel will be the Armored Tourney. Please spiffy up your kit, bring your inspiration, and prepare to awe us all.
  • Sorcha has stepped down as Baronial Signet to serve as Dragon Signet. Ginevra has stepped up as our Baronial Signet.

Cleftlands Scribal Display

The Honorable Lord Pietro Nicolo da San Tebaldo, the deputy Minister of Arts & Sciences in the Cleftlands, issued a themed dessert revel which took place on March 29. Members of the barony were encouraged to display scrolls they had received through the years. Over a hundred scribal works were displayed, spanning not only the decades but many different styles and time periods. Among the most unique, a triptych painted on wood of a Dragon’s Heart for Master Elfäedur by Lord Pietro Nicolo da San Tebaldo and an embroidered Order of the Chivalry scroll for Sir Lorimer MacAltin of the Garioch by then-queen Duchess Caitlin Stuart. [Photography by Njall Orkneyjarsonn.]

To view the larger collection of scrolls displayed, please visit the Barony of the Cleftlands Facebook Album.

 

A&S: Basic hand sewing

Learn the basics of hand sewing. Which needle to use, tying knots, stitches and more.

Date: Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Instructors: Baroness Madelane, THL Pietro and Baroness Constanza

Ages: 12+

Congratulations Lady Ginevra Boscoli, Signet!

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

A special thanks to the outgoing baronial signet, the honorable Lady Sorcha Fraser, for her hard work and service over the years and we wish well in her new position at the Kingdom level as the Dragon Signet.

Meeting Minutes: 29-Mar-51

  • We are still looking for bids for Standard Bearer’s event.
  • Cadfan will step us as Seneschal on April 26.
  • The only animals permitted in Recher Hall are service animals per the Service Animals and Emotional Support Animal guidelines provided by the ADA. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the seneschal.

Officers:

  • There will be three classes next week: Knife Skills by Baron Ealdred, Dress Like a Viking by Countess Isgrdr, and String Theory by Brendan.
  • Please let Pietro know if you have taught, as he is keeping the tally for this year’s Teaching Challenge.
  • Iron Key Refurbishing Night will be happening tomorrow at Armorer’s Guild. Please join Tariq in updating and repairing our Iron key.

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 alternate Thursdays. 7-10 pm at Meinhard’s home. The next meeting is April 6. 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.
  • As the weather improves, Archery Guild will start meeting for practices again. There is currently a vote going on, on Facebook, or direct to Gwyneth or Muldonney, about whether to meet Sun afternoon, or Mon or Tue evenings. If you have a preference, please let them know. Once the meetings are scheduled, they have a great deal of loaner equipment, so if you’re at all interested please come.
  • Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for a formal guild meeting. Please contact Oliver at adifferenttwist@gmail.com or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
  • Needleworkers will meet at Constanza’s home in Cleveland Hts Tue 4/11. The Guild is looking for a host for the 4/25 meeting. Contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.
  • Scribes Guild normally meets first Mondays of month at Brackenburye Cottage. Please check with Melisent at grace@case.edu to confirm if they are meeting April 3.

Baron and Baroness

Constanza

  • This upcoming weekend are several events including Northern Oaken A&S Faire in Warren; Terpsichore at the Tower, a dance event in Ann Arbor, Academy of St Clare of Assisi, an embroidery event in PA, and Grand Tournament of the Unicorn in Oxford. Check the Midrealm Calendar for details. (www.midrealm.org/calendar).

Calum

  • Many thanks for the amazing artwork that was displayed: 105 scrolls were brought and shared.
  • April 26 Dessert Revel will be the Armored Tourney. Please spiffy up your kit, bring your inspiration, and prepare to awe us all.

Baronial Court

  • Jolicia stepped down as Baronial Chatelaine, and passed her Regalia to Robin of Cleftlands.
  • Jolicia received the Award of St. Alfred for her service, including as Chatelaine.
  • Ginevra received the Order of Saint Clairiel for her service, including as Seneschal during the polling process.

Congratulations Lady Robin of Cleftlands, Chatelaine!

The Cleftlands would like to welcome Lady Robin of Cleftlands as Chatelaine!

A special thanks to the outgoing Chatelaine Lady Jolicia atte Northclyfe for her hard work and service over the years and we wish well in her new position at the Kingdom level.

Meeting Minutes: 22-Mar-51

  • Sorcha is stepping down as baronial signet. If you are interested in this position, the application submission date is March 22, 2017 at midnight. Yes, in about 1 and a half hours.
  • Robin will transitioning into the Chatelaine’s role on March 29 at Dessert Revel.
  • Cadfan will step us as Seneschal on April 26.

Events:

  • NOWM is June 9-11th. If you are interested in helping out, please volunteer to Gianna or Ginevra at meeting or Online (or to Snowden or the legendary Wulfgar).
  • January event will be Jan 27 at the same site in Parma. Jolicia is stewarding the event. If you’d like to volunteer for anything, please let her know.
  • Falcons Quarry is holding their championships this Sunday in North Ridgeville.
  • Masque de la Fou is April 8. Cynwrig is Rapier Marshal and promises a Princess Bride Tourney.

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.
  • 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 Robin’s home in Richmond this Tue 3/18. Contact Madelaine at ladymadelaine@sbcglobal.net if you have questions.
  • Dance Guild is hosting an open dance at the Dessert Revel next Wed. Please come and learn something new, or dance something familiar.

Baron and Baroness

Constanza

  • This upcoming weekend is Flaming Gryphon’s “Keep Calm and Ceilidh On” event.

Calum

  • Dessert Revel this upcoming week will be a chance to share the amazing artwork you have been gifted by the Kingdom scribes. Please bring the work off your walls to share with everyone.
  • April 26 Dessert Revel will be the Armored Tourney. Please spiffy up your kit, bring your inspiration, and prepare to awe us all.

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