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.


  • 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.


  • 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  While feast is pre-reg only, there is no site fee: donations of non-perishable items for the site’s food pantry are requested.


  • 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 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 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
  • Leatherwork’s Guild meets Tuesdays at Oliver’s at 7 pm . Please contact Oliver at 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 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


  • 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.