Meeting Notes: 30-Sep-50

Baron & Baroness

  • The Baron’s honored Labros, a combatant who authorized at meeting, was persuaded to join the tourney, and then went to the semi-finals.
  • The Gallery chose Velvet as their, as the gallery’s choice for his grace on the field.
  • The victor of the Tourney was Don Trapon. Due to the press of travel, he believes himself unable to fulfill the responsibilities of the sword. Therefore, he passed the sword to his competitor in the final round, Edward FitzRanulf.
  • Due to the press of time, no formal meeting was held. Thanks for Coronation will be shared next week.

Congratulations Summer 2015 Award Recipients!

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

The Pennsic War (24 Jul to 09 Aug, 2015)

  • Ajax Dracofuror – Order of the Red Company
  • Madeline Bouvier – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
  • Ginevra Boscoli – Order of the Evergreen
  • Alessandra Brucioli – Award of the Dragon’s Tooth
  • Antarcus Valentior – Cross of Lochac (Foreign Honor)
  • Wigthegn the Younger – Order of Chivalry
  • Sazio di Sarro – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Constanza de Mendoza – Award of the Dragon’s Tooth
  • Alessandra Brucioli – Order of the Cavendish Knot

Tournament of Roses (Middle Kingdom) (05 Sep, 2015)

  • Portia of Vito’s Minions – Award of the Doe’s Grace
  • Brice Calquhoun – Order of the Red Company
  • Gwynedd Cole – Award of Arms

Middle Kingdom Rose Tournament (19 Sep, 2015)

  • Zuriel Nightshade – Order of the Royal Vanguard

Middle Kingdom Coronation of Nikolai and Serena (26 Sep, 2015)

  • Nikolai Grigorevich Petrov – King
  • Serena Kimbalwyke – Queen
  • Brangwayn Snowden – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
  • James Barkley – Order of the Greenwood Company
  • Sorcha brecc igen Donnchada – Order of the Willow
  • Sorcha Fraser – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari – Order of the Dragon’s Barb
  • Cat Furnier – Award of Arms
  • Oliver Stillman – Order of the Royal Vanguard

Meeting Notes: 23-Sep-50

Events

  • Coronation is this Saturday. Set up will start at 6 pm at the Central Catholic HS. Please come and help out.
  • Parking is at a premium this weekend. Please consider carpooling.
  • An anonymous patron has pre-registered one newcomer. If Coronation is your first SCA activity, please let Troll know: the registration will be given to the first newcomer to ask.

Guilds

  • Woodworkers Guild: Not meeting tomorrow.
  • Heavy Combat Guild: At Coronation, there will be a Pole Axe Tourney with matched poleaxes being provided. The rules for both this and the Sword and Buckler tourney will be taken from period tourneys.
  • Equestrian Guild: Not meeting on Sunday.
  • Unofficial Fencing Practice: Not meeting this Sunday.
  • Needleworkers will be meeting at Baronial meeting next Wednesday to work on finger puppets intended as largesse for children.

Baron & Baroness

  • Please help with Coronation: Many hands make light work.
  • Next Wednesday is Dessert Revel, and the next Cleftlands Rapier Tourney. Nikolai (aka ‘some Russian dude’) could potentially be the first person to successfully defend his possession of the Cleftlands sword, unless he is successfully opposed.
  • Baronial Court:
  • Artair was invited up to present his thanks to all those people who made the Mapleside Demo successful. He asks everyone to share with him ideas to make future demos there more fun for ourselves or for the attendees.
  • Colette and Gwen presented to the Barony, in honor of once again being the home of the Midrealm Royalty, seven banners of previous Cleftlands royalty, done in the style of the Codex Manesse. The eight for Emrys will be presented later. Those who worked on the banners are Milesent and Edward, James and Gwen, Rannvieg and Eskill, Sorcha, Elizabetta and Thomas, and Colette and Farthegn. The banners even come with stands!

Their Highnesses

  • Nikolai and Serena both presented their thanks for all the work going into Coronation. They may be too confused and distracted on Saturday, so they wanted to present their thanks now.
  • Midrealm Court
    • Prince Nikolai and Princess Serena presented to Lady Gwynedd Cole her Award of Arms for her work in leatherwork, blackmithing, sewing and her support of archery within the Barony.

Meeting Notes: 16-Sep-50

Announcements

  • The Barony is still looking for a new Youth Marshall. Please let the seneschal or Barons know if you’re interested in serving.
  • 9/26 is the last date for submitting a bid for the January event.

Demos

  • Mapleside Demo is this weekend. Set up will begin Friday at 5:30. If you’re bringing a lot of supplies, please be on site Saturday or Sunday before 9. If you’re coming south on Pearl, you can turn directly into the parking lot and park behind the restaurant. If you’re coming the other way, you need to pass the site and drive back.

Events

  • Meinhard is handling parking for Coronation and could use assistance.
  • Baked goods are still needed for breakfast and lunch, as well as the royalty room.
  • The Royalty Liaison still needs guards, and retainers.

Officers

  • Next Wednesday is the Newcomers’ Night with many classes, and demonstrations. Please consider bringing food for the evening. If you’re interested in another display, demo, or class, please let Sir Crispin know.

Guilds

  • Unofficial Fencing practice is suspended for the next two weeks due to Mapleside demo and then Coronation.
  • Equestrian Guild is meeting this Sunday as usual. Check the Facebook page for details.
  • Woodworkers will meet at Meinhard’s tomorrow at 7 pm, and will be preparing for next week’s Newcomer’s Night.
  • Needleworkers will meet Wed 9/29 to start making largess for their Highness’s to present to children. If you have spare felt or embroidery floss to support this effort, please bring it the 29th.
  • Matheus, as Standard Bearer, will be leading the Heavy Combat Guild that has long been listed on the website. He encourages fighters to let him know if you’re attending Rose Tourney, Mapleside Demo, Coronation (Pole Axe and Buckler Tourneys) or Red Dragon so he can help coordinate a Baronial presence at these events.

Baron & Baroness

  • Please come to support the Mapleside demo.
  • Lord Brendoken wanted to thank Matheus and Thorin who supported Brendoken at the Battle of the Five Armies at Harvest Days.
  • He also asks for Cleftlanders to come and support the Brendoken Newcomer’s and Baronial Championship event, DragonQuest, on 10/24.
  • There’s still a travel challenge with prizes for those who travel 1500 miles between NOWM and January event, and the one who travels the most. Please consider submitting a January event to make a final end to the travel challenge. The Barons Brendoken have offered that we could use event sites on their lands.
  • At September Dessert Revel (9/29) the next Cleftlands Rapier Tournament will be held.

Her Highness

  • Thanks the Barony for all the work going into Coronation.

Meeting Notes: 9-Sep-50

Announcements

  • Barony is still seeking a new Youth Marshal. Please contacts Gianna or the Barons, or apply online.
  • The Barony are still seeking a January event bid, which needs in by 9/26. If the Barony is just worn out, we will skip the event in 2016.

Demos

  • Mapleside Demo is 9/19-20. Please let Artair know if you can assist with this major demo. He’ll be posting information to Cleftlist, the website, and the Facebook page. Please come and help out. We have a new location, better parking, and lots of visitors coming. Please let Artair or Birna know which days you can participate.
  • Newcomer’s Demos at the 9/23 meeting, between Mapleside and Coronation. He’s looking for people to demonstrate activities, teach small classes, or set up displays.

Events

  • Coronation
    • Madelaine has Troll open at all meetings until the event. She is also looking for volunteers to help sit Troll at the event. Contact her at LyMadelaine@sbcglobal.net. It’s looking like 3/4 of the attendees will be registering at the door, she she is in dire need of assistance. Even a single hour of work would be very helpful.
    • Retainers are needed for the royalty, along with guards and food for the royalty room. We will be not only the entire MidRealm royal family, but also their Majesties of Trimaris in attendance.
    • Claricia could still use baked goods for breakfast, and help with cookies for lunch.
    • There are still some class slots available. Contact Elizabeth Alles if you’d like to fill them in.
    • If you’d like to help on feast, but are busy at the event, please consider coming to Angharad’s to make dumplings this Saturday at 9 am. 1643 Richmond Rd. in Lyndhurst.

Guilds

  • No Equestrian guild this week, but they will meet on 9/20.
  • Woodworkers is meeting tomorrow night at Meinhard’s at 7 pm. Please contact him at Meinhard.Hammerschmidt@gmail.com or via Facebook.
  • Armorers Guild is occuring at Ealdred and Clariel’s at 7 pm. Call 440-243-1419 for info.
  • Meeting after Mapleside Demo (9/23) will be a Newcomers Revel. Please let Colette know if you can demonstrate or bring a display for newcomers.

Baron & Baroness

  • Harvest Days (Battle of the Five Armies) will be this weekend in Pleasantville, OH, about 4 hours away. It’s a three day camping event with a full range of activities. Please check the MidRealm site for details.
  • At Pounce, Niessa (Casey) received her Award of Arms. Brice was inducted into the Red Company, and Portia received her Doe’s Grace for service to her majesty. Aldemoureis was one of the scribes for the event.
  • September Dessert Revel (9/30) will also be the next Cleftlands Rapier Tourney, with the newly crowned King Nikolai defending his possession of the Cleftlands sword. Please bring yourself, your inspiration, and all your panoply.

HRH Nikolai

  • Prince Nikolai invited all rapier fighters to contest his possession of the Cleftlands sword: he has no particular desire to release it.
  • He presented his and his lady’s thanks to the Barony of stepping up to present his Coronation: they are overwhelmed by the pace of activities and are grateful for all the effort and that they need not be concerned with Coronation going well.

Meeting Notes: 2-Sep-50

Announcements

  • Barony is still seeking a new Youth Marshal. Please contacts Gianna or the Barons, or apply online.
  • The Barony are still seeking a January event bid, which needs in by 9/26. If the Barony is just worn out, we will skip the event in 2016.

Demos

  • Mapleside Demo is 9/19-20. Please let Artair know if you can assist with this major demo. He’ll be posting information to Cleftlist, the website, and the Facebook page.
  • Newcomer’s Demos at the 9/23 meeting, between Mapleside and Coronation. He’s looking for people to demonstrate activities, teach small classes, or set up displays.
  • Brendoken is looking for assistance this Saturday, 9-4 with a Demo in the Canton area. Gianna can provide info regarding this demo.

Events

  • Coronation
    • Zsof, as Royalty Liaison, is looking for people to serve as guards and retainers, or to offer food and drink or gifts for the gift basket. Contact her on Facebook to let her know if you can contribute.
    • Madelaine has Troll open at all meetings until the event. She is also looking for volunteers to help sit Troll at the event. Contact her at LyMadelaine@sbcglobal.net
    • For Feast, many hands make light work. Please volunteer to Angharad. Currently, we’re looking for people to volunteer bread baking, or to assist in a morning of pies and pierogis on 9/12.Please contact her at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com.
    • Claricia is looking for donations of baked goods for the breakfast bar. She’s also looking for someone to assist with baking cookies for the lunch tavern.
    • Jolicia is looking for assistance in a variety of areas. Please contact her directly for more information – washington.julie@gmail.com.

Officers

  • Chatelaine
    • We had a newcomer at meeting this week: Rachel.

Guilds

  • Needleworkers will be meeting next Tuesday at Madelaine’s to work on a Baronial project, with follow-up at the next meeting. LyMadelaine@sbcglobal.net
    Dance Guild will be meeting inside next Wednesday.
  • Woodworker’s will be meeting at Meinhard’s tomorrow. Please check Facebook for details.
  • Equestrian Guild will be meeting this Sunday. layne.james@gmail.com
  • Unofficial fencing practice will not be meeting this Sunday – it is still on hiatus.

Baron & Baroness

  • Pounce is this weekend, only 2 hours away. It is a camping event with numerous activities including TOC and Tournament of Defense.
  • The travel challenge continues: prizes for traveling to SCA events 1500 miles to events between NOWM and January event, and for the most miles in such travel.
  • September Dessert Revel (9/30) will be the next Rapier Tourney.
  • Lord Brendoken has kindly offered locations on his lands for the Cleftlands January 2016 event.
  • He also pleaded with the Barons Cleftlands for support in defending his lands (and bacon) from the depredations of Duke Edmund of Lozengia in the Battle of the Five Armies at Harvest Days on 9/12. Our Barons could not battle Lozengia, as Constanza owes a personal debt to Lozengia for setting her on the martial path. Nonetheless, from their great love of Brendoken, they have charged their Standard Bearer, Matheus, to lead the Cleftlands combatants in supporting Brendoken at this great battle.

Meeting Notes: 26-Aug-50

Announcements

  • Barony is still seeking a new Youth Marshal. Please contacts Gianna or the Barons, or apply online.
  • The Barony are still seeking a January event bid, which needs in by 9/26. If the Barony is just worn out, we will skip the event in 2016.

Demos

  • The Mapleside demo is running 9/19 – 9/20: all are invited to display. This fair brings in 5-6 thousand people so it’s a good way to present our selves to new people.

Events

  • Coronation
    • Zsof, as Royalty Liaison, is looking for people to serve as guards and retainers, or to offer food and drink or gifts for the gift basket. Contact her on Facebook to let her know if you can contribute.
    • Madelaine has Troll open at all meetings until the event. She is also looking for volunteers to help sit Troll at the event. Contact her at LyMadelaine@sbcglobal.net
    • For Feast, many hands make light work. Please volunteer to Angharad. Currently, we’re looking for people to volunteer bread baking, or to assist in a morning of pies and pierogis on 9/12.Please contact her at BaronessAngharad@gmail.com.

Guilds

  • No woodworkers this week.
  • Unofficial fencing practice still in hiatus this week. Restarts after Labor Day.
  • Armorers is occurring tomorrow at Ealdred and Clariels as usual. Contact them at 440-243-1419.
  • Eastside archery practice is occurring at the home of Gwen off Mayfield Rd on Tuesday evenings. Please check the Facebook page for the address.

Officers

  • Pursuivant
    • Ginevera and Dimitri will be doing heraldic consults next Wed, and the first Wed of each month, at meeting. They will also be consulting at Coronation.
  • Chatelaine
    • Ann’s first meeting was tonight. She’s attended Pennsic for six years but only recently realized there’s a local group.

Baron & Baroness

  • Many thank yous for Standard Bearers, including:
    • Aesa and Kristzian for putting it togther
    • Portia for serving as gatekeeper for the first time, and Astrid and Laserrina for supporting her.
    • Snowden as Rapier Marshal
    • Kristzian as Armored Marshal, as well as Runa and Clariel as list mistresses
    • Farthen, Ulfr and (knight stand-in) Thorin for supporting the tourney format
    • Ealdred and Clariel for feast
    • Dru for lunch
    • Zsof for the breakfast bar
    • Dmitri for heralding
    • Elizabeth for the A&S organizaiton
    • Gianna for the website
    • Gianna, Meinhard, Julianne, and Llewellyn for setup and tear down
    • Julianne and Llewellyn and Beth for providing the site.
  • Please support the Brendoken DragonQuest event on October 3. It is a Newcomer’s event as well as their Baronial Championships. They could use teachers for various newcomer’s classes, and marshals of all types to release their combatants for the Championships.
  • Remember the Baron’s Travel Challenge: 1500+ miles between NOWM and January event (please submit a bid), or the person with the most mileage.
  • September Revel (9/30) will be the next Rapier Tourney.

Baronial Court

  • Ginevra Boscoli was presented with her membership in the Order of the Evergreen. Huzzah!!

Meeting Notes: 19-Aug-50

Announcements

  • The Barony is still seeking a Baronial Youth Marshal. If you are interested in serving, please apply online.
  • The Barony is still seeking a bid for the 2016 January Event. A bid will be need to be submitted by Coronation.

Demos

  • The Third Annual Mapleside Demo will be Sept 19 and 20. Set up will start Friday 18 at 6 pm. This is a ‘all hands, all activities” demo requiring A&S displays and presentations, fighting of all types, dancing, singing and all other activities. He has flyers available to share. The Mapleside Fair expects 5-6 thousand people to attend this weekend, so there’s a lot of publicity to be had.
  • Jolicia would like to remind people that we may have first timers the next couple of meetings so please plan to bring activities and such to share.

Events

  • Coronation is the following Saturday, 9/26.
  • There will be a Coronation Staff meeting next Wed, 8/26 at 8 pm.
  • Coronation Troll is now open. Madelaine will be taking pre-registration at every meeting until Coronation. She is also looking for volunteers as there will be two troll sites, one in each building, that need to be staffed all day.
  • Paet is looking for loaned fabric to be used in decorating the Coronation hall. Please contact her at paetsart1946@att.net if you have fabric that she could use.
  • Standard Bearer’s: Receipts for Standard Bearer’s need to be in to the Exchequer (Bob) by next meeting. After that, they will be considered donations.

Officers

  • Chatelaine
    • We had two first time attendees tonight. Duncan is not new to the SCA, but is new to Cleftlands having just moved to the area. He kindly helped set up the field at the beginning of the night. Mackenzie attended Standard Bearer’s but this is his first meeting. He was out fencing already.
  • Minister of Arts & Sciences
    • Please plan on sharing what you learned in Pennsic classes, or schedule classes of any kind. Contact him so he can schedule your at-meeting classes.
  • Exchequer
    • If you’d like to pay your tithe for the year or half-year, please contact him and he’ll arrange a receipt.

Guilds

  • Woodworkers is not meeting this week due to ongoing electrical work.
  • Unofficial rapier practice is still in hiatus until after Labor Day.
  • Equestrian Guild is meeting this Sunday 3-6 pm with a potluck to follow. For details, please check the Cleftlands Equestrian Guild Facebook page.
  • Armorer’s will be held tomorrow at Clariel and Ealdred’s home. The garage is a bit crammed due to a recent acquisition of furniture so you may be asked to help excavate work space.
  • Needleworkers will not meet this upcoming Tuesday. However, next Wednesday, please bring your handouts or class notes from Pennsic Fiber Arts and Sewing classes to share at a Needleworker’s Round Table. Next month, we’ll move back to the two meetings a month schedule.

Other / SCA Business

 

  • Pietro is also asking that everyone bring their class handouts and notes from all types of classes to next week’s meeting to share and  discuss.
  • Sorcha’s one-woman show opens this Saturday at Penitentiary Glen this Saturday. The receiption is 12-4. The show will be up through 10/10.

Baron & Baroness

  • The new Baronial Champions are:
    • Rapier: Pietro Nicolo da San Tebaldo
    • A&S: Gwenllian Bengrych ferch Rhys
    • Archery: Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari
    • Standard Bearer:Matheus Mac Eoin
  • Kingdom Awards Granted at Pennsic:
    • 1st Billy Goat Mountain Division – Dragon’s Teeth (just ask them)
    • Ajax of Vito’s Minions – Award of the Dragon’s Tooth
    • Constanza de Mendoza – Award of the Dragon’s Tooth
    • Ginevra Boscoli – Order of the Evergreen
    • Moll Southerdon – Order of the Evergreen
    • Madelaine Bouvier – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
    • Elizabeth Alles – Order of the Pelican
    • Wigthegn Wynfang – Order of Chivalry
  • Highlights of War for the Cleftlands:
    • Of 7 Midrealm participants in the A&S war point, 3 were from Cleftlands, Eikbrandr, Oliver. and Sorcha, who took the highest individual score.
    • Of 15 Midrealm Archery Champions, 8 were of the Cleftlands including Garvin and his son, Greybarr, Lanin, Zuriel, Tarmach, Muldonney and Gwyneth.
    • Of the Belted Champions, 6 Cleftlands knights were on the team (Eikbrandr, Nikolai, Kjartan, Alaric, Silverthorne, and Artair) while Crispin stood as an alternate.
    • Of the Unbelted Champions, Wynfang stood the field before his knighting.
    • Participating in the Century Battle were Crispin, Thorin, Eikbrandr and Silverthorne.
  • Thanks!
    • … to the many people who helped put up and take down the Baronial pavilion, and to Oliver, who transported it to and from Pennsic along with his A&S display.
    • … to Jolicia and Bob who answered the call to help set up Midrealm Royal.
    • … to the Battlefield Hospitality team of Becky, Leta, and Birna.
  • The Barons are still hosting the Travel Challenge: most miles traveled between NOWM and the January event, as well as a prize to everyone over 1500 miles.
  • We do need a January event bid to complete the challenge, or it’s going to have to be rewritten.
  • The September Dessert Revel will also host the next Cleftlands Rapier Tourney.

Meeting Notes: 15-Jul-50

Announcements

  • This was the last pre-Pennsic meeting. The next Cleftlands activity is the Standard Bearer’s on Sat, Aug 15. The next meeting will be Wed, Aug 19.
  • The barony is still looking for a new Youth Combat Marshall.
  • Please let the Seneschal know of any January Event bids you might be planning to present. They will be reviewed after Pennsic.

Demos

  • The next demo planned is the Mapleside Orchards demo, September 19-20.

Events

  • The next Cleftlands event is the StandardBearer’s event, to be held the first Saturday after Pennsic. Site fee includes lunch: $5 Feast: $5. Please bring a chair and one to share. Site address is 12482 Route 6 (GAR Highway), Chardon, OH 44024. [Website]
  • The following Cleftlands event will be the Coronation of Nikolai and Serena on 9/26.
  • Edward and Milesent are hosting a silk banner-making day this Sunday. 1-3 pm to make banners for the event. Please contact Milesent at grace@case.edu for detail.
  • For the staff, there will be a site walkthru on 8/14 at 6 pm.
  • The troll is accepting pre-regs beginning 8/10, running through 9/12.

Guilds

  • Woodworker’s Guild will be held at Meinhard and Gianna’s home at 7 pm tomorrow. Please check with him for directions or information at meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com
  • Armorer’s Guild will be held tomorrow at 7 pm until you are thrown out or the sun rises. Please check with Clairiel at 440-243-1419 for directions or details.
  • The Equestrian Guild will probably be meeting this Sunday at 3 pm, but no on was at meeting to confirm this. Please check with layne.james@gmail.com for details.
  • Unofficial fencing practice will be held on Sunday as usual. Contact Cynwrig (jimpretz@sbcglobal.net) or Edward FitzRanulf (efrda1@gmail.com) for details and directions. The practice goes into hiatus until the first Sunday after Labor Day.
  • There will be archery practice this upcoming Tuesday starting at 6 pm, at 411 Douglas Blvd, Richmond Heights, OH 44143-1747 .

Baron & Baroness

  • Three newest MK Equestrian marshals are James, Colette, and Gwen.
  • Of the seven MK A&S War Point participants, three are from Cleftlands: Oliver, Sorcha and Eikbrandr.
  • The Barons are hosting the Travel Challenge for mileage to and from events between NOWM and January event, including all trips to Pennsic and any flying miles. There will be prizes for those traveling over 1,500 miles and for the person traveling the ‘mostest.’
  • The Pennsic game this year is again “Steal the Nebble” but this year, every camp will have their own nebble, and the victor is the camp with the most at Pennsic’s end. Please contact Constanza about getting your own nebble: they will be distributed at Pennsic. You can decorate yours with your own camp’s arms if you choose. Baronial Musters (at Three Bears Encampment in N17)
  • Baronial Musters – Unit pictures will be taken after each of these battles, or before the Archery March.
    • 8/7 – Armored Combatants at 9 am before the Field Battle.
    • 8/3 – Rapier Combatants at noon Monday before the Manor Battle.
    • 8/8 – Archers at 2:30 pm on Wednesday before the Populace War Point. Pennsic sources differ on whether there is actually a 3 pm Populace war shoot on Wednesday, so please watch Cleftlist and Facebook for changes.
    • Opening Ceremonies is Sunday at 9 am. Champions should and others may join the Barons at Midrealm to process to the Ceremonies. Muster at 8 am outside Midrealm Royal.
  • Please help set up the Baronial Tent noon of Tue, Peace Week. With enough people, it will go up easily. The Baronial Tent will be taken down one hour after the rapier Field Battle (last war point) on Friday of War week.

His Royal Highness

  • Prince Nikolai thanked the Barony for their support and service.

Meeting Notes: 8-Jul-50

Announcements

  • The Barony is looking for a new Youth Marshal. You can submit an application on the Cleftlands website.
  • The Barony is also looking for bids for the Standard Bearer, January, and NOWM.
  • There will be an officer’s meeting next week to discuss the already known bids.

Demos

  • Mapleside Demo is scheduled for September 18-20.

Events

  • Coronation (September 26, 2015)
    • Please let Edward or Jolicia know if you’d like to help, Many volunteers are needed. . The first staff meeting will held at 8 pm at next week’s meeting (7/15).
    • James will be serving as Coronation’s Shire Reeve. He’s looking for volunteers to populate a Brute squad for setting up halls, moving tables, etc.
    • Zsof is serving as Royalty Liaison. Please let her know if you can donate food or drinks for the royalty.
  • Standard Bearers (August 15, 2015)
    • Sir Krisztian is pulling together a Standard Bearer’s bid for 8/15, the weekend after Pennsic. He is still looking for a Royalty Liaison and a Fencing Marshal.

Officers

  • Exchequer: If you’re interested in making a mid-year tithe, please let Robert know so he can provide you with a receipt for taxes.
  • Chatelaine: We had two first timers at the meeting: Becca, who is a seamstress, and Nate.

Guilds

  • Woodworker’s will be held at Meinhard’s at 7 pm tomorrow. Please check with him for directions or information at meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com.
  • Armorer’s Guild will be held tomorrow at 7 pm until you are thrown out or the sun rises. Please check with Clairiel at 440-243-1419 for directions or details.
  • The Equestrian Guild is meeting on Sunday 7/12 at 3 pm. Check with James ap Llewelyn layne.james@gmail.com for details.
  • Unofficial fencing practice will be held on Sunday as usual. Contact Cynwrig (jimpretz@sbcglobal.net) or Edward FitzRanulf (efrda1@gmail.com) for details and directions.
  • Needleworker’s will not be meeting before Pennsic. If you need some assistance with Pennsic garb making, contact Madelaine atlymadelaine@sbcglobal.net to see about making an appointment.
  • Choir: Zsof will be uploading music to the Choir Facebook page for all parts. The next rehearsal, the first one with new music, will be at the first meeting back after Pennsic.
  • Sir Krisztian offered to bring supplies to next week’s meeting to help you rebuild any spears using the old (now illegal) Mandrake spear tips with the newly legal new Pellinior spear tips.

Baron & Baroness

  • The Cleftlands Equestrian Guild travelled to far Athelmearc in force this last weekend. Zuriel won the “not the Aethelmearc champion” competition, while Ryan won the display for most period appropriate appearance.
  • The Barons are hosting the Travel Challenge for mileage to and from events between NOWM and January event, including all trips to Pennsic and any flying miles. There will be prizes for those traveling over 1,500 miles and for the person traveling the ‘mostest.’
  • Their Majesties are looking for volunteers to serve at Midrealm Royal as guards, retainers, or PODs. Please sign up on line.
  • Encampment at the Castle 13 is this upcoming weekend. It’s a local camping event with a full range of combat activities.
  • Please help set up the Baronial Tent noon of Tue, Peace Week. With enough people, it will go up easily. The Baronial Tent will be taken down one hour after the rapier Field Battle (last war point) on Friday of War week.
  • Baronial Musters
    • Armored Combatants at 9 am before the Field Battle.
    • Rapier Combatants at noon Monday before the Manor Battle.
    • Archers at 2:30 pm on Wednesday before the Populace War Point.
    • Opening Ceremonies is Sunday at 9 am. Champions should and others may join the Barons at Midrealm to process to the Ceremonies. Muster at 8 am outside Midrealm Royal.
    • Please display a Cleftlands flag at your camp. If you don’t have one, please check with the Barons.
    • The Pennsic game this year is again “Steal the Nebule” but this year, every camp will have their own nebule, and the victor is the camp with the most at Pennsic’s end. Please contact Constanza about getting your own nebule. You can decorate yours with your own camp’s arms if you choose.
  • Baronial Court
    • Lord Ectheo received his Award of Arms.
    • Lord Laszlo received his Awarrd of Arms.
    • (Last week, Vito accepted the scroll for Vici (Victorius Suspectus) who was made a member of the Order of the Gold Mace)

Barones Angharad ferch Tangwystl
Cleftlands Chronicler

Meeting Notes: 1-Jul-50

Announcements

Events

  • We’re hosting Coronation on Sept 26. Many volunteers are needed. Please let Edward or Jolicia know if you’d like to help.
  • James will be serving as Coronation’s Shire Reeve. He’s looking for volunteers to populate a Brute squad for setting up halls, moving tables, etc.
  • Zsof is serving as Royalty Liaison. Please let her know if you can donate food or drinks for the royalty.
Officers
  • Exchequer
    • If you’re interested in donating your site fee at the mid-year, please let Bob know and he’ll make sure you get a receipt for your taxes.

Guilds

  • Woodworker’s will be held at Meinhards at 7 pm tomorrow. Please check with him for directions or information at meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com.
  • Armorer’s Guild will be held tomorrow at 7 pm until you are thrown out or the sun rises. Please check with Clairiel at 440-243-1419 for directions or details.
  • The Equestrian Guild is not meeting on Sunday 7/5, as for Independence Day they are taking the horses to Aethelmearc to crush the Aethelmearc forces. Check with layne.james@gmail.com for details.
  • Unofficial fencing practice will be held on Sunday as usual. Contact Cynwrig (jimpretz@sbcglobal.net) or Edward FitzRanulf (efrda1@gmail.com) for details and directions.
  • Needleworkers will not be meeting before Pennsic. If you need some assistance with Pennsic garb making, contact Madelaine at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net to see about making an appointment.Y

Other SCA Business

  • There are 48 hours of performance scheduled at Pennsic. including two performances by I Verdi Confusi, one of which is the first play written and directed by Sergei the Jester.
  • Yahia is still offering to teach Arabic. He’s also making and selling dehydrated fruit for Pennsic. Please contact him on Facebook if you’re interested.

Baron & Baroness

  • At Baron Wars, Cleftlands’ 20th knight was elevated, Krisztian von Atzinger.
  • The Barons are hosting the Travel Challenge for mileage to and from events between NOWM and January event. There will be prizes for those traveling over 1,500 miles and for the person traveling the ‘mostest.’
  • Their Majesties are looking for volunteers to serve at Midrealm Royal as guards or other services.
  • The last day for making award recommendations for Pennsic is this Friday.
  • The Baronial Tent is being taken to Pennsic by Oliver. Please help set it up at noon of Tue, Peace Week. With enough people, it will go up easily.
  • The Baronial Tent will be taken down one hour after the rapier Field Battle (last war point) on Friday of War week.
  • Please display a Cleftlands flag at your camp. If you don’t have one, please check with the Barons.
  • The Pennsic game this year is again “Steal the Nebble” but this year, every camp will have their own nebble, and the victor is the camp with the most at Pennsic’s end. Please contact Constanza about getting your own nebble. You can decorate yours with your own camp’s arms if you choose.
  • Baronial Musters
    • Armored Combatants at 9 am before the Field Battle.
    • Rapier Combatants at noon Monday before the Manor Battle.
    • Archers at 2:30 pm on Wednesday before the Populace War Point.
    • Opening Ceremonies is Sunday at 9 am. Champions should and others may join the Barons at Midrealm to process to the Ceremonies.
  • Baronial Court
    • A member of the Barony who was not present was made a member of the Order of the Gold Mace.
    • (Last week, Princess Serena presented the Award of the Purple Fret to the absent Sica di Collapietro.)

Barones Angharad ferch Tangwystl
Cleftlands Chronicler

Congratulations Spring 2015 Award Recipients!

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

Grand Tournament of the Unicorn (18 Apr, 2015)

  • Spurius Germanus (Furius) – Award of Arms
  • Ivan Shishov – Gold Mace

Coronation of Ragnvaldr and Arabella (2 May, 2015)

  • Ivan Shishov – Order of the Royal Vanguard

Northern Oaken War Maneuvers (6 Jun, 2015)

  • Thorin Eikskjald – Order of the Gold Mace
  • Meinhard Hammerschmidt – Order of the Silver Oak
  • Nest Bengrek – Order of the Willow
  • Edward FitzRanulf – Order of the Dragon’s Heart
  • Sorcha Fraser – Order of Saint Clairiel
  • Gianna Vettori – Order of Saint Clairiel

Brawl at the Crooked Dragon (20 Jun, 2015)

  • Sica di Collepiatro – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Oliver Stillman – Order of the Evergreen

Baron Wars (27 Jun, 2015)

  • Lazlo of Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Victorius “Vici” Suspectus – Award of the Gold Mace
  • Ísgerðr Gulkárr – Order of the Evergreen
  • Krisztian von Atzinger – Order of Chivalry

Officer Opening – Youth Marshal

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Youth Marshal. If you would like to be considered for this position, please fill out an 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.

Thank you for your interest!

Gianna Vettori
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Meeting Notes: 24-Jun-50

Announcements

  • As Sir Nick has stepped down as Youth Marshal, to serve the kingdom in another capacity, the position is open. Please volunteer on the website, starting tomorrow. [Volunteer here!]
  • In related news, the Cleftlands bid to host their Highness’ Coronation has been accepted. Edward FitzRanulf and Jolicia are event stewards. They are still looking to fill out the staff roster and are looking for volunteers, especially in the area of merchant coordination, youth activities, shire reeve, security, event herald, as well as for the Brute Squad. Please contact them if you’re interested in helping out at efrda1@gmail.com (Edward) or washington.julie@gmail.com (Jolicia). Please note, this coronation will be held only 6 weeks after Pennsic–lots of help will be needed because there’s not much time.
  • The Barony is seeking event bids for Standard Bearer’s this fall (but not 9/20 or 9/26), and the Regular Event in January 2016.

Demos

  • We are doing a Mapleside demo again this year on 9/19-9/20. We’ll be on a different location on the site with more shade. Please contact Artair at artair@slaviks.org for additional details, or he’ll be sharing them as the time get closer.

Guild Announcements

  • Woodworker’s will be held at Meinhard’s at 7 pm tomorrow. Please check with him for directions or information at meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com.
  • Armorer’s Guild will be held tomorrow at 7 pm until you are thrown out or the sun rises. Please check with Clairiel at 440-243-1419 for directions or details.
  • The Equestrian Guild master wants you to know that yoga is very good for you. Also, the Equestrian Guild is meeting this Sunday as usual from 3-6, but not on 7/5, as for Independence Day they are taking the horses to Aethelmearc to crush the Aethelmearc forces. Check with layne.james@gmail.com for details.
  • Unofficial fencing practice will be held on Sunday as usual. Contact Cynwrig (jimpretz@sbcglobal.net) or Edward FitzRanulf (efrda1@gmail.com) for details and directions.
  • Next week there will be a Cook’s Guild meeting at 7:30 at the Cleftlands meeting to discuss plans for the Coronation feast, and other (now later in the fall) projects. Please join us if you’re interested in helping out with food either before or at the event.

Baron & Baroness

  • At Brawl at the Crooked Dragon Inn, this last weekend, Serena authorized rapier and dagger, while Nickolai authorized rapier and parry device. Aria (spelling?) of the Minions authorized in Combat Archery.
  • Lynette, their Highness’ daughter, won the Youth Archery competition. Tarmach won the Adult Archery competition, while Gallus, in a concerning move, was chosen as the Most Treacherous participant in the Brawl itself. He will now be watched.
  • Baron Wars is this weekend, only 2.5 hours away. There will be shopping. It will be held in the fort and there are several scenarios that will use the fort as an element in the combat. There will be 33 merchants. Please bring canned or other shelf-stable food for the Baronial Food fight. It’s a good event for pre-Pennsic shopping. Krisztian, recently of the Cleftlands, will be holding vigil and be knighted at court on Saturday. But before that, there will be shopping.
  • Their Majesties are looking for one person from each Barony to assist in setting up Midrealm Royal on Monday of the first week of Pennsic (Peace Week). Your Barons are neither of them able to be there, but are looking for volunteers to stand as proxy.

Royal Business / Announcements

  • Princess Serena held court at meeting. She inducted Oliver Stillman into the Order of the Evergreen. An award of the Purple Fret was presented and accepted by a member of the recipient’s household for later delivery.

Angharad ferch Tangwystl
Cleftlands Chronicler

A&S: Preparing for Kingdom A&S Faire

Have you ever thought about entering an A&S faire and wondered what it was like, or perhaps wondered what you might do before Kingdom to be more prepared as an entrant?  If so, please come tonight for a round table discussion on those and related topics.

Date: Wednesday June 17, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Instructors/Moderators: Lord Oliver Stillman, Lady Sorcha brecc ingen Donnchada

Meeting Notes: 17-Jun-50

Announcements

  • We are accepting bids for Standard Bearers, due by July 8, and bids for January Event.

Demos

  • Contact Dulcia (ann.wisnieski@gmail.com) about Rivenvale’s demo in Warren this weekend. They could use a help in arts, sciences and other areas.

Guilds

  • Unofficial fencing practice this Sunday. Contact Cynwrig at jimpretz@sbcglobal.net or Edward FitzRanulf at efrda1@gmail.com for details.
  • Scribes Guild will meet July 6th at Melisent’s. Contact her at grace@case.edu
  • Needleworkers will be next Tuesday at Madelaine’s. Please contact her at lymadelaine@sbcglobal.net for details.

Other Business

  • Prince Nikolai:  Thanks to the fencing community outfitting and teach him about fencing. It’s not nearly as scary as he thought. Their Highnesses will be at Brawl at the Crooked Dragon Inn this weekend, and will be holding their first regency court. Please be sure to come.

Baron & Baroness

  • You have until 7/2 to make award recommendations for Pennsic.
  • Many thanks to those who volunteered at Bardic Roundhouse this last weekend:  Caitrina and Kenrick, autocrats, Francesca who ran gate, Julianne and Llewellyn who organized classes and Thomasina who organized food.
  • Brawl is the weekend.Please volunteer to retain for their Highnesses.
  • Baronial Court:
    • Helium-hand nebuly to those who met the last challenge: volunteer to do something new at an event by end of NOWM.
    • New challenge to the barony: Track your travel distance to events from NOWM until next January event. Everyone with over 1500 miles will be rewarded, with prices to the person who travels the farthest. Constanza pointed out that each trip out to Pennsic counts towards the mileage.
    • Many thanks to Oliver Stillman, who has volunteered to get the Baronial tent to Pennsic, even though as a non-fighter he does not make much use of it.

Meeting Notes: 10-Jun-50

Announcements

  • Cleftlands will be accepting bids for Standard-Bearer event through July 8. Please, any date except Sept 9/20 (Mapleside Demo) or Sept 9/26 (Coronation bid).

Officers

  • Exchequer
    • Get receipts for NOWM to Robert by next weeks’ meeting or you will be thanked for your donation. Receipts can be scanned or photographed and emailed to him, if you will not be at meeting.
    • If you make an annual site donation at the mid-year, Robert can give you a receipt.
  • Knight’s Marshal
    • Bastian is updating the Baronial Roster of combatants. Please make sure you sign in.

Guild

  • Dance guild is going to Gwyntarian tomorrow night (6/11) to dance at their potluck. The potluck runs 8-10 pm. Please check their website for directions: http://www.midrealm.org/gwyntarian/direct.html.
  • Unofficial rapier practice resumes this Sunday. Please contact Cynwrig (jimpretz@sbcglobal.net) or Edward FitzRanulf (EFRda1@aol.com)
  • Equestrian Guild practice, in riding and driving will be Sunday practice from 3-6 pm. For details please contact James at layne.james@gmail.
  • Woodworkers Guild met last night and will meet next Thursday (6/18) around 7 pm. Please contact Meinhardt at Meinhard.hammerschmidt@gmail.com for details.
  • Armorer’s Guild will be held at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday at 7 pm. Please contact Clariel at 440-243-1419 for details

Events

  • Brawl at the Crooked Dragon Inn in Falcons Quarry is June 20. There will be armored combat, fencing, archery and an A&S display. Their Highnesses will be attending, so Kateline is looking for royalty retainers and guards. You can sign up on the website. http://falconsquarry.midrealm.org/events/brawl.html
  • Siege of Talonval is this weekend. Their Highnesses will be attending. Colette is looking for retainers to assist them. Please contact her at colettedupree@yahoo.com
  • Bardic Roundhouse is this weekend. Please come if you either like to entertain, or to be entertained.
  • NOWM announcements and thank yous will be sent out as a meetings addendum tomorrow, as I just can’t write fast enough to keep up with all the names of helpful people.

Baroness Angharad
Cleftlands Chronicler

Congratulations Baroness Angharad, Cleftlands Chronicler!

Populace_AngharadThe Cleftlands would like to welcome Baroness Angharad ferch Tangwystl as the new Chronicler. Baroness Angharad has been a member of the Cleftlands for many years and has served both the Barony and the Kingdom on many fronts, many of them delicious creations in feast kitchens and in recent times as a court herald.

A special thanks to the outgoing Chronicler, Lord Sergei the Jester for his hard work and service over the last two years.

A&S: Body Movement

Whether you dance, sing, tell stories, play an instrument or just want to be stunning in a houppelande, being comfortable with your body, it’s movement limitations and unique qualities, will make your capacity to strut your stuff that much better. This isn’t an exercise class, or a dance class, although we will be starting with some great warm-up stretchy exercise that can be performed sitting, standing and possibly on the floor. Then we’ll break into teams to do some improvisational exercises that will make you more comfortable with you. No one is expected to perform, but everyone is expected to have a blast. After all, when was the last time a four year didn’t giggle when she broke into a jig? So come with an open mind, wear comfy clothes you can move in and join the fun.

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Instructors/Moderators: THL Juliane Bechaumpe

Congratulations Cynwrig, Maaicke, and Damiana!

Congratulations to Lord Cynwrig ap Llywelyn‎, Lady Maaicke van Zanten‎, and Damiana Evstokhivna Sodnitsina‎ for their names and/or devices clearing the College of Heralds!

 

Cynwrig ap Llywelyn‎ Maaicke van Zanten Damiana Evstokhivna Sodnitsina‎
Azure, three serpents fretted heads and tails outwards Or. Argent, the kanji for “bright” and a base wavy azure. Per fess azure and Or semy of poppies affronty gules, a demi-horse issuant from the line of division argent.