Coronet Report – November 2017
Greetings to the people of the Barony, the Bailiwick, and the Canton, and the Barony’s friends, from Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba!
We start off this meeting asking the Barony for a check for $18 to cover a new Order name and badge that We’d like to submit. We are proposing the Order of the Crucible of Bhakail. The badge would be “(Fieldless) On a flame Or, a heart gules”. This would be a red heart on a yellow flame placed on any background. Our intent is for the Order of the Crucible of Bhakail to be an award that can only be given once per year to someone representing the very best of Bhakail, an award equivalent to the Kingdom’s Tyger of the East. It is our intention to award the first of these at the coming Yule. We hope we have the Barony’s support in this and look forward to awarding it.
We attended several events during the last month. Since Our last business meeting, we attended the Tournament of the Roses held in the Barony of Dragonship Haven. Baroness Suba acted as herald for Duchess Anna’s team. Baron Rowen heralded for Countess Honig’s team. The Honorable Lord Muin maqq Minain competed on Duchess Caoilfhionn’s A&S pairing. The Honorable Lord Martyn de Halliwell competed on Queen Matilde’s team and he, along with his partner Vicereine Lada Monguligin, won the A&S category.
Next we helped represent the Barony and the Canton by marching in the Media Halloween parade, along with Baroness Ysmay and Lady Sigvin. Baroness Suba and Lady Sigvin brought candy to pass out along the parade route and we all waved to the bystanders. We hope more people will be able to join us if we march in this parade again next year. Marching in the parade was fun, with or without candy.
The following week, We went up to Crown Tournament held in the Barony of Bergental. We welcomed our new Prince and Princess, Brennan mac Fearghus and Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain. Baroness Suba fulfilled her role organizing the tourney heralds and list runners as Troubadour Herald. Baron Rowen lined up the Grand Procession of combatants and consorts as Shepherd’s Crook Herald. Maitresse Sabine helped as a herald and Lady Rosie worked as a list runner for the day. Isabel, Maitresse Sabine and Baron Darmon’s daughter, was a great help in the kitchens preparing vegetables for the dayboard. We were proud to see several Bhakailis fighting in the Tourney. Baron Joseph Harcourt fought for Mistress Kis Maria of Carillion. Sir Donnan FitzGerald fought for Lady Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcaçova. And Baron Vachir Arslanjin fought for Lady Sarvuu Arslajin.
The week after that was St. Elegius A&S Competition in the Barony of Dragonship Haven. Though We did not attend, two Bhakailis were recognized for their work. Lady Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcaçova won in two categories – the Artisans category with her embroidery and the Master Alexander challenge with her research and calligraphy on her 16th century Portuguese apprenticeship contract. In Court that evening, Lady Mýrún Leifsdóttir was awarded a Golden Lyre by Their Majesties for her illumination.
We would like to take a moment to remind everyone to “Be excellent to each other”. Be aware that statements made online are visible and can be shared without your knowledge or consent. We remind and encourage everyone to be kind and considerate even when posting on social media. The SCA does have a Code of Conduct, and that can be found on the Society Seneschal’s page in the Sanctions Guide. http://socsen.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Sanction-Guide-August-2016.pdf
That Code of Conduct reads, “I.C. CODE OF CONDUCT It is expected that participants in the SCA shall treat each other with respect and civility and this extends beyond SCA gatherings. Participants expressing themselves in any forum on an issue related to the SCA shall likewise maintain civility and courtesy. When considering sanctions in response to behavior, the sanctioning authority shall consider the extent of the public comment as well as the gravity of injury done to an individual local branch, Kingdom or the SCA. Behavior that is disruptive to the peace and well-being of the SCA is subject to sanction from an expulsion to Revocation of Membership and Denial of Participation (R&D) especially where there is a continuing course of conduct.”
We’d also like to remind everyone to “Party on, dudes!” We have several wonderful events coming up and we look forward to them with great joy. We hope you will join us at Yule Revel in Renaissance Germany on December 9th. We will be holding Our Brewing and Our Arts and Sciences Championships there. We also hope to see you at the tavern event At the Sign of the Stag and Sparrow on January 27th. We will be holding Our Bardic and Our Gaming Championships at that event. More details on these events can be found on the East Kingdom calendar.
That’s all We have for this month. We wish you and your families all the best for Thanksgiving. Know that We are thankful that you allow Us to serve you and the Barony.
For Barony, Bailiwick, and Canton,
Pray know We remain,
– Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba