Congratulations Winter 2015 Award Recipients!

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

A Regular Event in the Cleftlands (10 Jan, 2015)

  • Constanza de Mendoza – Order of the Laurel
  • Stevyn Silverthorne of Drachenmoor – Order of the Pelican
  • Amelinne la Boucherie – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Colette du Pre – Award of the Purple Fret
  • Tariq al Sanna Af Fjall – Order of the Red Company
  • Eynon ap James – Order of the White Chamfron
  • Sirius of Cleftlands – Award of Arms
  • Sabine of Vito’s Minions – Award of Arms
  • Gideon of Vito’s Minions – Award of Arms
  • The Halfway Oak Farm – Award of the Purple Fretty

Gulf Wars (13 Mar to 22 Mar, 2015)

  • Kateline Eliot – Order of the Dragon’s Heart

 

 

Officer Opening – Chronicler

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Chronicler. 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, Seneschal, and the Chronicler for review prior to being presented at an Officers meeting for final vote.

The deadline for submissions are April 15, 2015.

Thank you for your interest!

Gianna Vettori
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Congratulations Folkráðr, Porcia, Furius, and Victorius!

Congratulations to Lord Folkráðr Freyríksson, Lady Porcia Vera, Lord Spurius Furius Germanus, and Sargent Victorius “Vici” Suspectus for their names and/or devices clearing the College of Heralds!

 

Folkráðr Freyríksson Spurius Furius Germanus
Victorius “Vici” Suspectus
Argent, a wolf’s head couped contourny and a bordure engrailed sable. Sable, a fess gules fimbriated between a feather fesswise and a gladius fesswise argent. Gules, on a cushion argent a horse’s head erased sable.

Welcome Sör Crispin, Cleftlands MOAS!

Populace_CrispinThe Cleftlands would like to welcome Sör Crispin de la Rochefoucauld as the new Minister of Arts & Sciences. Sör Crispin has been a member of the Cleftlands for many years and has served both the Barony and the Kingdom on many fronts. While he is best known for his martial prowess on the field, he is also a skilled scribe and brewer as well as a exemplary woodworker.

And special thanks to the outgoing Minister, Lady Nest Bengrek for her hard work and service over the last three years.

Congratulations Claricia, Crispin, and Oliver!

Congratulations to Lady Claricia, Sor Crispin, and Lord Oliver for their names and devices clearing the College of Heralds!

 

Clairicia de la Mere Crispin de la Rochefoucauld Oliver Stillman
Arms_Claricia Arms_Crispin Arms_Oliver
Argent, an eating fork and a spoon
in saltire sable, a base wavy azure.
Sable, a lion statant within
an orle of chain Or.
Argent, in fess three ogresses,
an orle vert.

Officer Openings – Demo Coordinator, Minister of Youth

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for Demonstration Coordinator and the Minister of Youth. Each position requires current SCA membership, and the Minister of Youth position will require a background check*.

If you would like to be considered for either of these positions, please fill out the application online. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2015. Questions or comments may be directed to my inbox (seneschal@cleftlands.org).

 

* Regarding the Minster of Youth:

All warranted Youth Officers (deputies who ultimately report up to the Kingdom Seneschal) must have a current SCA membership and an approved, current, and valid background check. Warranted means you are an official deputy to the Kingdom Youth Coordinator or to the Kingdom Seneschal or one of their deputies. (Society Seneschals Handbook, Section 154.)

Gianna Vettori
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Weekly Meeting Cancelled

The weekly meeting held tonight, February 4th, has been cancelled due to inclement weather and standard Ohio road conditions.

Thank you.

A&S: Cold Cabochon Settings

Cold cabochon setting is a process which sets gemstone cabochons in bezels without using heat. Everyone who attends the class will leave with two small pendants or a pair of earrings. Class fee is $5, limit 10 people at a time.

Date: Wednesday February 11, 2015 @ 7:30 PM

Instructors/Moderators: The Honorable Lady Elizabeth Alles

Scribes Guild Cancelled

The Scribes Guild meeting scheduled for Monday, February 2 had been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Congratulations Muldonny McVriw!

On Wednesday January 28th, the Cleftlands lists were opened to all rapier combatants to test their mettle in the annual rapier tournament. Twelve inspired combatants stepped forth and took to the lists. When the flurry of blades slowed and the last dramatic demise, one fencer emerged victorious. Heartfelt congratulations to Lord Muldonny McVriw!

The list included:

  • Lord Cynwrig ap Llywelyn fighting for Lady Maaicke van Zanten
  • THL Edward fitz Ranulf fighting for Lady Sorcha brecc ingen Donnchada
  • Lady Gwenllian Tarianlas fighting for Duke Laurelen Darksbane
  • Sergeant Kari Garanhirsson fighting for Lady Fritha EikBrandrsdóttir
  • Captain Krisztian Von Atzinger fighting for Baron Ealdred of Gwyntarian
  • Lord Meinhard Hammerschmidt fighting for THL Gianna Vettori
  • Lord Muldonny McVriw fighting for Gwynedd Cole
  • Lord Pietro Nicolo da San Tebaldo fighting for Ilsa of Cleftlands
  • Lord Sergei the Jester fighting for Lady Esther Seixas
  • Lady Slaine inghean ui Seachnasaigh fighting for Lord Patrick of Cleftlands
  • Lord Taranis of Vito’s Minions fighting for Maeve of Cleftlands
Rapier Tournament Combatants

Rapier combatants, marshals, and excellencies from left to right: Taranis, Slaine, Sergei, Meinhard (kneeling), Auric, Muldonny, Baroness Constanza, Baron Calum, Sir Alen, Krisztian, Kari, Pietro, Gwenllian, Edward (Fitz), and Cynwrig. Photograph by Lord Tarmach ben Yehuda al-Khazari.

 

 

Cleftlands Rapier Tournament

Their Excellencies Calum and Constanza, fourth Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands, cordially invite you to the annual grand rapier tournament held this Wednesday, January 28 in Euclid, OH. All authorized rapier combatants are welcome to participate. The tournament will commence at 7:45 PM. If competing, please arrive early enough to make known your intentions to the List Table as well as reporting in to the Heralds who will not only announce you, but help you process into the tourney by Order of Precedence. Non-combatants, please honor the participants and dress your best in support of their valiant efforts.

Congratulations Elizabethe Alles!

Congratulations to THL Elizabethe Alles on the registration of her new arms clearing the College of Heralds!

 

Elizabethe Alles
 
Argent, a paternoster purpure tasseled Or and on a chief dovetailed purpure three escallops argent.

Officer Openings – Ministers of A&S and Youth

The Barony of the Cleftlands is accepting applications for the Minister of Arts & Sciences and the Minister of Youth. Each position requires current SCA membership, and the Minister of Youth position will require a background check*.

If you would like to be considered for either of these positions, please fill out the application online. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2015. Questions or comments may be directed to my inbox (seneschal@cleftlands.org, please.)

Regarding the Minister of Arts & Sciences:

The Minister of Arts & Sciences is considered a Great Officer required for running the Barony. (Society Seneschals Handbook, Section 287.) In addition, did you know that if a local group does not have an A&S Minister, the group cannot have any official SCA sanctioned A&S activities and educational classes? (Midrealm, MOAS Handbook, Section: MOAS Requirements, p. 4)

 

* Regarding the Minster of Youth:

All warranted Youth Officers (deputies who ultimately report up to the Kingdom Seneschal) must have a current SCA membership and an approved, current, and valid background check. Warranted means you are an official deputy to the Kingdom Youth Coordinator or to the Kingdom Seneschal or one of their deputies. (Society Seneschals Handbook, Section 154.)

Gianna Vettori
seneschal@cleftlands.org

Regular Event in the Cleftlands

A Regular Event in the Cleftlands will be taking place tomorrow, January 10, 2015. Join us in celebrating a Roman Saturnalia to welcome the new year!

For details, please view the event website.

Holiday Meeting Schedule

The Cleftlands will be observing the following holiday meeting schedule:

  • Nov 19 – Dessert Revel
  • Nov 26 – No Meeting
  • Dec 3 – Meeting
  • Dec 10 – Meeting
  • Dec 17 – Yule Revel
  • Dec 24 – No Meeting
  • Dec 31 – No Meeting
  • Jan 7 – Meeting

Please see our event calendar for details.