Announcements


General Announcements made about the goings on in the Barony of Bhakail.

January 2021 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Hello, the People of Bhakail, Our Allies and Friends;

The Wheel of the Year has once again turned, and we now find ourselves in completely new year! With all of the same problems we had last year, if not a few more added on top.

It’s all most as if only a pair of weeks have passed, and none of those problems were taken off the table in that scant time frame.

So, with this in mind, please be patient with each other, and be patient with yourselves.

As it is a new year, check your memberships! Now is the perfect time to renew if you will be expiring soon.

And, as we are in the month of January:

Saturday next will be our online Tavern Event (Jan 23rd) and we will be partnering with another online event for the glory of the East Kingdom!

And remember, the World may have stuttered, and stumbled, but Bhakail is still here!

Your Baron;
  – Muin

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

Happy New Year! I have filed my fourth quarter report.

Tavern is happening on the 23rd and there are several other events that are happening this month. Please take a few moments to check out the East Kingdom calendar of events.

And of course winter is always a good time to take a look at your garb and armor for needed repairs or replacement. Now is the time to think about new and shiny things for when events start up in person again.

In service to the Barony,
  – THL Alesia de Maris

Social Media Deputy – Magister Rowen Cloteworthy

Hail, the Barony!

Since the December meeting, we’ve had three new people join the FB group. Minutes for the December meeting have been posted to the website. We’ll start pushing our Tavern event on social media and email this week. Important information from the Kingdom, like the change for the February Royal Ethereal Court to the 3rd Sunday instead of the 2nd as usual, is still regularly shared with the Barony’s email and FB groups. See you all around the web!

Waauugghh, Bhakail!
  – Rowen

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Year-end report is being worked on. Almost complete.

Thanks!
  – Philly

Chamberlain’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Nothing to report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

From the Eastern Internal Letter of Intent (ILoI) – This letter includes all new names and devices that have been submitted to the Eastern College of Heralds in the last month. It takes about two months for items to reach the next stage, the Eastern Letter of Decision.

  • January 2021:
    The January 2021 letter has not yet been posted.
  • December 2020:
    I did not see any names or items that I recognized as belonging to members of the Barony on this month’s report.

From the Eastern Letter of Decision (LoD) – This letter reports what items will be forwarded to Laurel to be decided on and what will be returned to the submitter for more work. It takes about six more months for submissions to reach the next stage, the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns.

  • January 2021:
    The January 2021 letter has not yet been posted.
  • December 2020:
    I did not see any names or items that I recognized as belonging to members of the Barony on this month’s report.

From the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns (LoAR) – This letter says what items have been accepted by SCA’s College of Arms and what has been returned to the submitter unregistered.

  • November 2020:
    Jacqueline Cross’ new name “Jacqueline Cross” has been accepted. “Berrick Grayveson” has been retained as an alternate. “Jack Cross” has been released as an alternate.
  • October 2020:
    Jibril ibn `Ammar al-Fayyad’s new badge “(Fieldless) A lion Or seated in a wooden chair maintaining a wooden crossbow proper.” was accepted.

If you are currently unsure of the status of your name or device, please contact me at herald@bhakail.eastkingdom.org and I will provide you with an update.

In service,
  – Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Hello,

Although PA has lifted its restrictions on in person sports, Philadelphia’s restrictions continue through to Jan 15th. I will have more updates as to when practice will resume once I hear back from the regional marshal.

  – Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices are canceled until further notice.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Now registered with Kingdom MoL. Nothing else to report.

  – Mikael

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing to report.

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Hello the Barony!

Winter is a lovely time to practice your arts and sciences as the weather limits our outdoor frolicking. This is true even when a pandemic is on!

Check the EK MoAS website (and the sites for other kingdoms!), Facebook, and mailing lists for announcements of virtual classes and events. “Sparkly and Shiny” and the Embroidery Schola are two I know of off the top of my head, but there are many more.

If you have any interest in teaching a class or otherwise hosting a virtual A&S activity, please reach out to me or the EK MoAS. Or if there’s a class you want to take… reach out to the teacher and ask if they’ve considered offering it!

Stay warm and stay safe,
  – Maryna

It was also mentioned that Kingdom A&S is going to be virtual this year with each entrant getting their own webpage with links to documentation and such. Folks will also be able to leave comments instead of tokens.

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Nothing to report.

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

Nothing to report.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New Business

  • No new business.

Old Business

  • Pennsic – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker, Campmaster

Just a note to say that Pre-Reg has opened on the Cooper’s page for Pennsic 49! Our Barony’s pre-regs from last year have been rolled over (Morwill, Rosie, and John Patrick). If you pre-regged last year and you are not one of those three people. please let me know and I will figure out who to get in touch with.

We do not yet know if Pennsic 49 will be a reality, but the planning committee needed to get started working, and opening pre-regs at the normal time is part of that process. I have no more information than you, as the Mayor has not released a new update since the last one in December (which you can find here – https://land.pennsicwar.org/docs_mayor.php).

As always, if you would like to camp with Bhakail at Pennsic this year, you must get permission from me before pre-regging. I know the situation is much different than normal, regarding precedence in who has camped with us before. If Pennsic happens this year, and you choose not to come due to Covid, that will not be held against you in terms of limiting your ability to camp with us at Pennsic 50.

אני לשירותך
  – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

  • Exchequer Deputy – The Exchequer is looking for a successor or a deputy interested in learning the position. Mistress Philadelphia’s term as Exchequer is not due to expire until 2022 but she is looking for someone interested in learning the position with the intent to take over when her term ends. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the Exchequer please contact Mistress Philadelphia at exchequer@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

December 2020 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

To the Barony of Bhakail, its Allies and Friends –

This marks the last business meeting of 2020 and may we all be blessed by the passing of this year.

This coming Saturday will see Our annual Yule Event, although due to necessities it will be held virtually Behind the Ramparts. We hope to see you all there.

Bless and keep Bhakail in these harrowing times.

 – Muin maqq Mìnaìn
Baron of Bhakail

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

December is finally here. The dumpster fire that is 2020 is almost over. This has been a very difficult year for all of us but as the new year approaches there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. The first vaccine has been approved and there are two more waiting for approval. It shouldn’t be too long before we can be together again. I wish you all a happy and safe holiday season and I look forward to seeing you in the new year.

– THL Alesia de Maris
Seneschal of Bhakail

Social Media Deputy – Baron Rowen Cloteworthy

Nothing to report

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Working on year-end report.

Seeking addresses for the following two people who attended Yule 2019 because we owe them $5 each as overpayment refunds: Brandon Roller and Evan Copeland.

Thanks!

– Philly

Chamberlain’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Nothing to report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Nothing to report.

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Practice continues to be on hold due to current Philadelphia covid restrictions, and kingdom policy. If changes are announced, I will relay them through the Philadelphia fight practice Facebook page, and in the next officer report.

Thank you,

– Badhands

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices are canceled until further notice.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Sent email to Kingdom and Regional MoL letting them know the results of the election. Have not received any response yet.

– Mikael

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing to report.

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Nothing to report.

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Nothing to report.

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

Nothing to report.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New Business

  • PennsicLady Chana Freidl the Maker, Campmaster – I’m sure everyone saw the message that came out from the Pennsic Mayor – conversations have begun about how to have a Pennsic in 2021. There are absolutely no details, just a lot of ideas and a lot of hope that Pennsic can happen this coming summer. As soon as I have any more information, I will share it with the Barony. In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to email me at campmaster@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

Old Business

  • Exchequer Deputy – The Exchequer is looking for a successor or a deputy interested in learning the position. Mistress Philadelphia’s term as Exchequer is not due to expire until 2022 but she is looking for someone interested in learning the position with the intent to take over when her term ends. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the Exchequer please contact Mistress Philadelphia at exchequer@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

Court Report – Bhakail Ethereal Yule

Oyez! Oyez!

All hear these words of news from the Court of His Excellency, Baron Muin maqq Minain!

Yesterday evening, December 12th, Anno Societatis LV, at Bhakail Ethereal Yule, the following good and worthy gentles were called before His Court and recognized for their talents, service, and contributions to our Barony.

Nobilis El de Kerbriant was recognized for his service to the Barony, particularly his dedication to seeing the populace feasted and well-fed, and inducted to the Order of the Horse.

For her excellence in the many arts and crafts of fibers, Scolastica Caparellia was granted membership in the Order of the Harlequin. 

The many brews, fermentations, potables, and general deliciousness created by Lady Serafina Reis and Lord Dietrich of Timis were recognized with their elevation into the Order of the Harlequin.

Lord Berkhommer von Nurnberg’s excellence in martial activities, particularly the teaching thereof, saw him inducted into the Order of the Pasguarde.

For their dedication to the arts martial, and the tenacity of their commitment to continue hosting practices and training for our armies and combatants, Flames were awarded to Lady Maryna Borowska, the Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki, and Lord Egill Illugasson, called Badhands.

A special thanks was given to Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuid for the organization, cooking, and delivery of a feast despite the numerous obstacles presented in this year of plague.

Master Rowen Cloteworthy was thanked for his loyal service as majordomo, particularly his commitment to “making His Excellency look good”.

Thus concluded the second ethereal Court of His Excellency, the Great Calamity, Baron Muin maqq Minain.

 

In service,

Ragna Grímólfsdóttir 


Court Report – UnCommons: Bhakail Behind the Ramparts

There is news from the Court of His Excellency, Muin maqq Minain, Baron of Bhakail!
In His Court yesterday, November 1, Anno Societatis LV, at UnCommons: Bhakail Behind the Ramparts, He recognized the following worthy gentles for their contributions and talents.
Lady Maryna Borowska was recognized for her service with the Order of the Horse.
The Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia and the Honorable Lord Patraic O’Donagal received the Order of the Salamander for their long and dedicated contributions to the Barony.
Jibril ibn ‘Ammar al-Fayyad al-Sheik, for his skills in the kitchens, was given the Order of the Harlequin, the Barony’s arts and sciences award.
Máistir Mael Eoin mac Echuid was also presented with the Order of the Harlequin for his talents in brewing and preparations of feasts and dayboards.
Máistir Mael Eoin was also gifted the Flame, a token for service, for his work organizing the ethereal Behind the Ramparts events and the Baronial Social.
Lady Eleanora Tylemaker then presented Baron Muin a set of Baronial favors patterned in red and black plaids.
Thus concluded His Excellency’s first Ethereal Court.
As written by Master Rowen Cloteworthy, hereby recorded by Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir.

November 2020 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

To the People of Bhakail and Our friends and allies;

We are entering the 10th month Behind the Ramparts. This world, both SCAdaiacal and Mundane, is not the world any of us have wanted. This is not the world We expected.

Having just completed Our First Court Behind the Ramparts at Our UnCommons event, we, all of us, have shown we can be more flexible and adaptable than most would have expected before this grand Embuggerance. Bhakail has shown Strength, Unity, and a Clarity of Purpose that is inspiring.

Having said that, Your Baron is not blind to the difficulty we all face. This is not an easy time. Using these methods to engage is not as easy for all as is easy for some. This certainly describes Myself. If you are experiencing these problems, please reach out.

We are here.

We are Bhakail.

 – Muin
Baron of Bhakail

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

Greetings to the Barony. I renewed my membership at the end of October for two years. This will cover the rest of my term as Seneschal. This reminded me of the best way we can support the SCA at this time, membership renewal. If your membership is up for renewal or your membership has expired please consider renewing it. If you are in a place financially where you can’t afford to renew your membership there is help available. There is a fund that can help pay for your membership. The following is taken from the SCA letter on Membership Assistance Requests dated September 8, 2020.

If you are having a difficult time purchasing a membership, you can request assistance directly from the Corporate Office. There is no need to prove that this request is valid. No financial questions will be asked, as the request will be taken on good-faith. To do this, please email membership@sca.org and let us know that you would like to take part in this program as funds allow. Please be assured that we will treat your request confidentially.

There is no shame in asking for help. We all need it once in a while.

Please stay safe.

In service to the Barony,

 – THL Alesia de Maris
Seneschal of Bhakail

Social Media Deputy – Baron Rowen Cloteworthy

Things continue in the world of social media. October minutes were put on the website. We’ve had three new people join the FB group in the last month. UnCommons happened and the results of Court shared with the email and FB groups. That’s all for now. See you in the aether!

Rowen

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Third quarter report submitted to Kingdom. Planning to start review of Baronial financial policies in 2021. Seeking heir-apparent deputy and/or emergency deputy.

Thanks!

Philly

Chamberlain’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Nothing to report.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Nothing to report.

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

A new practice site has been located, so the need for the outdoor lighting is no longer necessary. However, due to increased restrictions due to Covid, practices are still on hold for the time being.

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices are canceled until further notice.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – The Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki

Sent email to Kingdom and Regional MoL letting them know the results of the election. Have not received any response yet.

Mikael

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing to report.

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Greetings!

A team from Bhakail entered the Shire Wars largesse derby, and Lady Eleanora the Tilemaker and John Patrick O’Donagal entered the individual bracket as well. Vivant all!

The deadline to enter the Crown’s A&S competition or display is December 13th.

There is a Metal and Glassworks schola event this weekend (November 14 and 15) for those interested. Mistress Lissa will be teaching an intro to glass beads.

Coming up in the new year, the annual Embroidery Schola will be virtual, February 7th.

There is also a month-long Ethereal Seamstress Competition that will be held February 27 – March 27. Competitors are expected to make a complete set of garb from head to toe.

The EK MoAS continues to offer online classes. Check out their website! Anyone interested in offering a class should reach out to moas@eastkingdom.org.

Please let me know if I can provide any assistance with any projects or other A&S topics, please let me know.

YIS,
Maryna

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Greetings.

I assisted Shire Of Blak Rose with the Shire Wars event as their Youth Activities Coordinator. There were activities available online for the parents to print out. There were several coloring pages, crafts for the youth to make under the supervision of their parents, and a word search. The event went well as far as I know. I was unable to attend due to illness.

 – Rosey

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

Nothing new to report this month.

Runi

Archery Practice – Lady Maryna Borowska

Archery practices have officially begun and will continue to be held as long as the weather permits.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New Business

  • Letter of Intent for Chatelaine – Our Chataleine’s term of office is expiring in December. The Seneschal is currently accepting Letters of Intent for anyone wishing to apply for this position. A vote will be taken at the December meeting. So far, letters have been received from Lady Chana Freidl the Maker and the Honorable Lord Cailin MacSalny.
  • Letters of Intent for Chancellor Minor – The office of Chancellor Minor expires in January 2021. This is the official call for Letters of Intent for anyone interested in the position of Chancellor Minor. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the Chancellor Minor please contact the Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia at youth@bhakaileastkingdom.org. The current Chancellor Minor has expressed interest in continuing the position and has submitted a Letter of Intent. If no one else is interested in the position we will have a vote of confidence at the December barony meeting. To submit a letter of intent please email Seneschal at seneschal.bhakail.eastkingdom.org.
  • Exchequer Deputy – The Exchequer is looking for a successor or a deputy interested in learning the position. Mistress Philadelphia’s term as Exchequer is not due to expire until 2022 but she is looking for someone interested in learning the position with the intent to take over when her term ends. If you have any questions regarding the duties of the Exchequer please contact Mistress Philadelphia at exchequer@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

Meeting ended.


October 2020 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Greetings to the Barony of Bhakail;

This report sees the end of the Tyrant Summer, and hopefully the entrance of the Glorious Season of Harvest Smells, Hearty Foods, and Frost.

Thanks to those of you who have sent me your recommendations by the deadline, and who attended the Horse and the Salamander meetings. Life now living in this tech-bubble world of emails and on-line meetings is not always the best, but it is something we do to manage our mutual interests.

As of this writing We are looking forward to Our UnCommons Event Behind the Ramparts, on November 1st, which I have always found an especially festive day. And we are also looking forward to our Yule Behind the Ramparts to be held the second weekend in December. I hope to see you all there.

Muin
Baron of Bhakail

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

Greetings, 

The Kingdom is still in quarantine. But we continue to gather ethereally in our meetings, socials, classes and courts. Bhakail will have it’s first ethereal court on Sunday November 1st. I look forward to seeing everyone that day.

The Barony continues to conduct business and this month we vote on candidates for the office of Herald and MOL. And we have started martial activities again! We now have socially distanced thrown weapons practice and heavy weapons practice. There are rules regarding participation, please contact the Knight Marshal regarding heavy weapons practice and the Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki regarding thrown weapons. 

In service to the Barony, 

THL Alesia de Maris 
Seneschal of Bhakail

Social Media Deputy – Baron Rowen Cloteworthy

Hello, hello, Bhakail! – 

Minutes for the September meeting were posted to the website. Information is being distributed over email and FB for the upcoming UnCommons: Behind the Ramparts event on Sunday, 11/1. I still have to put information up on the website. Information is being shared about the Henry V production, starring several Bhakailis and friends of Bhakail, coming up on Sunday, 10/25. Six new people have joined the FB group in the last month. That’s all I have for now. 

In service to Baron and Barony,

– Rowen

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Working on third quarter report. 

– Philly

Chamberlain’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Not much to report. With the pandemic, just waiting to life to return to somewhat of normality. 

In service to the East,

– THL Bryan Mac Dhungiall an Boghadair

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

From the Eastern Internal Letter of Intent (ILoI) – This letter includes all new names and devices that have been submitted to the Eastern College of Heralds in the last month. It takes about two months for items to reach the next stage, the Eastern Letter of Decision. 

September 2020: 

– Rowen Cloteworthy has submitted a new household name (Cloteworthy Manor), new badge ((Fieldless) A millrind within and conjoined to a mascle gules)), and resubmitted a new Augmentation of Arms (Lozengy argent and sable, a chief gules and for an augmentation a canton purpure charged with four millrinds in cross within a bordure Or).

From the Eastern Letter of Decision (LoD) – This letter reports what items will be forwarded to Laurel to be decided on and what will be returned to the submitter for more work. It takes about six more months for submissions to reach the next stage, the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns. 

August 2020:

— Jacqueline Cross’ new name change (Jacqueline Cross) has been forwarded on to Laurel. 

From the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns (LoAR) This letter says what items have been accepted by SCA’s College of Arms and what has been returned to the submitter unregistered. 

August 2020:

 — Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcaçova’s new device (Per chevron sable and vert, a chevron ermine between two pairs of threaded needles in saltire and an owl maintaining a carnation slipped and leaved Or) was accepted.

May 2020: 

— Iriniia Mieszkowna’s new device (Per pale azure and argent, two sparrows rising respectant counterchanged argent and sable) and new badge ((Fieldless) A sparrow rising contourny maintaining a chasing hammer and an artist’s paintbrush both inverted in saltire sable)) have been accepted. 

If you are currently unsure of the status of your name or device, please contact me at herald@bhakail.eastkingdom.org and I will provide you with an update. 

In service,

Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Practice continues to be on hold for the time being. A request was made for funds to purchase battery operated floodlights, so that outdoor practices might be able to be held, taking into account the shorter days.

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices are canceled until further notice.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – Mistress Judith the Confused

Greetings unto all, 

The Society is still on lockdown for events so there have been no in-person events. Kudos to the equestrian community for holding a virtual tournament. The commentary by their Majesties was hilarious. (It can be seen on YouTube for those who missed it.) 

As we have elections this month, we hope to have a new MOL starting soon. Kindly continue to show the joy, courtesy and support that you have shown us all these years and a special shout out to all the Marshals and MOLs who have been there for us all. I likely will still see you on the list fields. 

Yours in Service,

Gisela and Judith

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

The only thing I have to report from the office of the Chatelaine is a new deputy! Scholastica Capellaria (mka Caitlin Binkhorst) has agreed to become Deputy Chatelaine and she has already done an amazing job. She has been active in the SCA and Bhakail since she started and I know she will make a fabulous addition! 

אני לשירותך
Lady Chana Freidl the Maker
Chatelaine, Barony of Bhakail

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

The East Kingdom continues to host virtual A&S classes and discussions, check their website for details. Kingdom A&S Champions competition information has also been announced. 

YIS,

Maryna

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Greetings,

With this Covid virus issue still continuing and all events are on hold, I have nothing to report this month.

Respectfully submitted,

– Rosey

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

Nothing new to report this month.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New Business

  • Lights for fight practiceOur Knight Marshall has requested funds to purchase battery-operated flood lights to facilitate practices now that we are allowed to hold outdoor practices with certain restrictions, but yet the days are growing shorter. He is currently looking to hold practice in Fairmount Park, however some questions were raised about the legality of using the flood lights in the park. The decision on the funds was tabled until the park could be checked with to make sure that we are allowed to use the lights.
  • Minister of the ListsThe office of the Minister of Lists was voted upon at the meeting. There were two candidates, Mistress Gisela Szabo and the Honorable Lord Mikael melrakki. Mistress Gisela indicated that she was willing to step aside should another candidate put their name in. A vote of confidence was taken and Mikael is the new MoL. We thank Mistress Judith the Confused and Mistress Gisela for their long service to the Barony. Vivant!
  • HeraldThe office of Herald was also up for election. Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir had submitted her intent to remain as Herald, and Lady Maryna Borowska also submitted her name. Unfortunately, as Maryna is currently our Mistress of Arts and Sciences, the Seneschal was unable to accept her letter of intent. A vote of confidence was held and Lady Ragna was approved for another term.
  • ChatelaineOur Chatelaine’s term of office is expiring in December. The Seneschal is currently accepting Letters of Intent for anyone wishing to apply for this position. A vote will be taken at the December meeting.

Old Business

  • Shire WarsAs so many other things that have moved to the ethereal world so has Shire Wars. It will now take place virtually on Saturday, November 7th. Please see the event announcement below.

Meeting ended.

The Once and Future Shire Wars

I am Lord Eleazar ha-Levi of the Shire of Blak Rose. As Event Steward, it is my honor to invite the populace of the Western Reaches (and anybody else) to Shire Wars IX.i or “The Once and Future Shire Wars”, a virtual event being held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 10 AM to 8 PM. 

The event will feature: 

  • An A&S Display, “A Journal of the Plague Year” with the Artisans of the East invited to submit projects that they have finished (or nearly finished) since March 1, 2020, when we suddenly found ourselves with all that extra “free time” on our hands. This is a display, not a competition. 
  • An SCAvenger Hunt in which teams will compete by sending in pictures of their doing any or all of the 46 activities listed. (For example, make two boffer weapons and have a battle; paint your face with your heraldic device, football fan style; write your weekly shopping list in a calligraphic font; the full list is available at our website. Some are harder than others.) Register now and start planning which ones you want to do. You can start sending in the pictures on November 4. The populace will pick the winners. 
  • A Largesse Derby to gather items for Their Majesty’s coffers. This is a contest open to individual adults, teams, or children. Judging will be done by the populace on the day of the event. Rules for the completion are at our website. 
  • A pair of martial challenges: 
  1. The “Online Shire Wars Martial Workout”, which is open to heavy weapons fighters, fencers, and anyone else who wants a good workout. Awards for best performance, best site for the workout, etc.
  2. A Speedwork Challenge: Number of strikes at a pell in one minute, open to both heavy weapons fighters and fencers. Awards for most strikes (with points off for bad form), but also for most interesting attack and most interesting decorated pell. 
  • Classes – martial, A&S, and children’s activities. (Teachers welcome, see our website.) 
  • A virtual feast by Mistress Tirza bithe Reaboughes. Yes, a virtual feast; see our website for details on how we’re going to do it. 
  • Possibly a set of bardic activities. This is still to be worked out; a coordinator is needed. Contact the autocrat at eleazar_halevi@yahoo.com if interested. 

Details may be found at our website: http://shirewars.eastkingdom.org. Looking forward to welcoming you to our event.


September 2020 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Hello, The Barony!

We have finally moved past the trauma that has been a Year Without a Pennsic, and maybe we have gained a new perspective on Pennsic as SCAdians. We now have almost a year to prep ourselves for the next Pennsic. Projects we didn’t quite get finished for this year, we have a grace period allowing those same projects to get finished, and possibly to troubleshoot any snags encountered.

We have been given time to get it right.

And, some of you may have noticed I had said “Almost a year.”

We are now less that a year to the next Pennsic.

This awkward time has also allowed the Barony, and its friends and allies, to work on other projects that each open up new avenues for us to engage in this Society we love. We have had Bardics. We have continued with our weekly Socials, and our monthly Business Meetings. We have even had East Kingdom Courts, elevations, and A&S classes.

Thankfully, here in Bhakail, we were even able to hold another Behind the Ramparts event this last month. The conversation is good, and the chance to show off new cooking skills and achievements is always a welcome topic.

With this in mind, I am proposing that another Behind the Ramparts event be held in October, or early November. Possibly with a short Baronial Court held therein.

Your Baron,
  – Muin

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

Greetings,

The first Ethereal Coronation in the East has happened. It was very well done and if you were unable to see it live, you can still see it on Youtube.

Events are still canceled for the rest of the year, but that just gives us the opportunity to make new garb and look forward to next  year. As our beloved Baron pointed out, we have less than a year to prepare for Pennsic. 

  – Alesia

Social Media Deputy – Master Rowen Cloteworthy

Hello, the Barony! – 

Information continues to flow in, out, and around the Barony. Five folks have joined the FB group in the last month, including the Kingdom SM Officer. Alesia updated the announcement at the top of the FB group page with updated resource links and the contact info in the group description has been updated. Kingdom has  started a spreadsheet of SM contacts for local groups. I’ve updated our Seneschal contact on that list, as well as Livia’s contact as the Bailiwick Seneschal. Minutes for last month’s meeting were posted to the website. That’s everything for this  month. 

In service to the Baron and Barony, 

 – Rowen 

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Nothing new to report other than I am focusing on getting old, uncashed checks reissued and cashed so we can clear them off the Bhakail liability report. The old, uncashed checks are mostly $5.00 refunds for overpaying for events. 

Thanks!

  – Philly

Chamberlain’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Not much to report. With the pandemic, just waiting to life to return to somewhat of normality. 

In service to the East,

  – THL Bryan Mac Dhungiall an Boghadair

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

No report.

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Practice continues to be on hold for the time being.

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices are cancelled until further notice.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – Mistress Judith the Confused

No fighting events… No MOL report. However, if you need any replacement card paperwork, or anything else – no, not a million ducats! Just let me know and I’ll be happy to help. 

YIS, 

  – Gisela

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing new to report. People still contact me through the website and I respond to them as I get their messages.

אני לשירותך 

  – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Hello, the Barony – 

As we pass the six-month mark of the pandemic affecting both daily and SCA life here in the East, I want to remind everyone to take care of and be kind to themselves. This is a prolonged period of stress that the human body and brain is simply not designed to handle easily. Many people have done great artistic things during this time, and of course the move to online classes and meetings has made many things accessible to those who might not be able to attend an in-person class. But it’s also important to remember that daily life takes a lot of energy right now – stress takes energy – and that it’s OK if you haven’t touched a needle or a brush or an instrument in months. The arts can be a wonderful source for self care, and an outlet for some of that stress, but they can also be a source of pressure. 

Take time for yourself. Pick up a project that’s just for you, and not for largesse or commission or competition. 

Breathe, and remember it won’t be like this forever, and it’s OK if  it’s still hard after all this time. This isn’t something we can or should get used to. 

YIS, 

  – Maryna

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Greetings,

With this Covid virus issue still continuing and all events are on hold, I have nothing to report this month.

Respectfully submitted,

  – Rosey

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

  • Website is running 
  • Lists are in good order, no pending join requests 
  • MoAS membership renewal is due end of September. All other Officer memberships are current.

  – Runi inn Irski

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

No report.

New Business

No new business.

Old Business

  • Shire WarsThe Barony has decided to allow the Shire of Blak Rose to keep the funds that we sent them for Shire Wars, as this year’s event had to be postponed. The event has tentatively been rescheduled for next fall.

Meeting ended.


August 2020 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Greetings to the Barony, its Friends and Allies, and all!

We have just enjoyed our third Behind the Ramparts Ethereal Dinner event, and I wanted to start off with a brief thank you to all of you who joined us. It was a lovely and lighthearted affair. Just what We needed. 

This last month there have been many options for online meetings, classes, and concerts, and I believe these are the things that are helping to make the lives of many SCAdians easier, or, at least to some extent, less stressful. 

If any of you have ever had any thoughts about hosting a class, doing an instructional video, or hosting an Ethereal Event, now is the time to step up and make this dream a reality. 

Take heart, you are not alone. 

Wishing you all the best, and that you take care of yourselves;
  – Muin, Baron of Bhakail

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

From the Board of Directors During the BoD’s ad hoc meeting of July 28, 2020, it was decided to cancel all in-person events until January 31, 2021. 

Yule 2020 Cancelled Due to the BoD’s decision, Bhakail Yule has been cancelled for 2020. I know this seems to be a heavy blow on top of so many other hits we have had recently, but if it keeps us safe and lessens the number of new cases of plague, it will be all worth it when we are finally able to gather with our friends and loved ones to resume the activities we love so much.

Financial Status of the SCA – Many of you have seen the BoD video or read the notice of the status of the SCA. There has been a significant decline in revenue as well as a decline in membership. This situation threatens the Society’s ability to return to the game we love and miss. The best way at this time to support the SCA is to re-up your membership if it has lapsed. The East Kingdom Seneschal is looking into ways to assist those who lack the resources to resume/continue their membership. Information will be shared with the Barony as it becomes available.

Officer Vacancies – At this time, two officer positions have expired and we need to fill the following positions – Minister of the Lists and Salamander Pursuivant (Herald). If you have any questions about the responsibilities of these positions, please contact the Seneschal. The Seneschal will be accepting Letters of Intent for both positions until the end of the next Barony Meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

Virtual Pennsic – The last month has brought more new changes to our Society. The very first virtual Pennsic took place. For those of us on Facebook we got to enjoy regular announcements (move your car to the parking lot!), weather reports and reminders of items lost and found. As someone who has been unable to attend Pennsic for the last couple of years and has had to live it vicariously through Facebook updates I found it to be comfortingly familiar.

Please stay safe.
  – THL Alesia de Maris, Seneschal of Bhakail

Social Media Deputy – Master Rowen Cloteworthy

Hello, the Barony!

New people continue to join the Barony’s FB group. We’ve had 6 new people in the last month.

I continue to try and make sure important notes from the Society get passed to email and FB, like the BoD’s recent announcement that funds to continue operating are falling very short.

Next, we’ll have to be a little tighter on distributing information about our virtual events. I missed that the event organizer for the latest Bhakail: Behind the Ramparts event only posted it to FB and not to email, so I didn’t get a copy of the announcement to the email list until the day before the event. That cuts non-FB people out of the information loop. I apologized to the email list for that oversight.

In service to Baron and Bhakail,
  – Rowen

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

2nd quarter exchequer report sent in.

The Champions Commons pavilion rental fee (less $6.50 service charge) was returned. (Thanks, Alesia!!)

The German Society has been informed that they can release our Yule Revel and Tavern dates. They were disappointed but understood. (These dates were pencilled in only. No contracts signed yet nor deposits paid so we are not out any money by cancelling.)

Thanks!
  – Philly

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Heraldic Submissions If you have submitted an item to the College for review via another consulting herald, please let me know what name you are submitting it under so that the progress of your items can be included on future versions of this report.

From the Eastern Internal Letter of Intent (ILoI) – This letter includes all new names and devices that have been submitted to the Eastern College of Heralds in the last month. It takes about two months for items to reach the next stage, the Eastern Letter of Decision.

  • July 2020: Berrick Grayveson has submitted a new alternate name (Jacqueline Cross) and a new release of name (Jack Cross).

From the Eastern Letter of Decision (LoD) – This letter reports what items will be forwarded to Laurel to be decided on and what will be returned to the submitter for more work. It takes about six more months for submissions to reach the next stage, the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns.

  • July 2020: Jibril ibn `Ammar al-Fayyad has submitted a new badge (Fieldless) A lion Or seated in a wooden chair proper, maintaining a wooden crossbow proper.

From the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns (LoAR) – This letter says what items have been accepted by SCA’s College of Arms and what has been returned to the submitter unregistered.

  • May 2020: Iriniia Mieszkowna’s device (Per pale azure and argent, two sparrows rising respectant counterchanged argent and sable) and badge ((Fieldless) A sparrow rising contourny maintaining a chasing hammer and an artist’s paintbrush both inverted in saltire sable) has been accepted.

If you are currently unsure of the status of your name or device, please contact me at herald@bhakail.eastkingdom.org and I will provide you with an update.

In service,
  – Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Full contact practice continues to be on hold pending kingdom approval to resume. Socially-distanced practices are available in Iron Bog and Caer Adamant. Please see their respective Facebook pages for details or feel free to reach out to me for information. If interest is expressed in a socially-distanced Bhakail practice, arrangements can be made for one.

Thank you,
  – Egil

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices are canceled until further notice.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – Mistress Judith the Confused

Greetings unto you all,

As you are aware, Bhakail Champions and Commons has been cancelled, following the guidance from the East Kingdom and the SCA Board of Directors.  So sorry to miss being with you all.

No new pending information to share at  this time.  Wishing you all to be well and stay safe.

Yours in Service,
  – Mistress Gisela and Mistress Judith

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing to report.

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Nothing to report.

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Nothing to report.

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

Nothing to report.

New Business

  • Proposal for a Regional Demo Team – Lady Yasamin al-Sardaniya attended the meeting to discuss putting together a Regional Demo Team. This is an idea they have been working on in Buckland Cross. Having a dedicated team would benefit everyone and allow us to pool our resources and staff to hold more demos. This will get the word out about us and our activities. Reactions were favorable and Lady Yasamin will contact us to discuss the proposal in more detail.

Old Business

  • Ramparts Event – The event this past Saturday went well but wasn’t as well attended as the two prior events. For future events we will try to do a better job of announcing the event on Facebook and the Baronial list. Also need to put the event on the East Kingdom calendar and make sure we don’t conflict with other events.

Meeting ended.


July 2020 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

With the ridiculous nature of the mutated camel’s back that is the corona virus we need to all be both assiduous and fastidious in our conduct and hygiene, we ALSO need to be flexible in our expectations of events and activities. Be safe.

 – Muin, Baron of Bhakail

Seneschal’s Report – Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar

The state of PA is changing its recommendations daily. At this time, please do what you need to do to stay safe so we can all see each other when events start up again.

 – THL Alesia de Maris, Seneschal of Bhakail

Social Media Deputy – Master Rowen Cloteworthy

People have inquired about opening a Baronial Instagram page. Do we need or want that as a platform right now? There has also been talk of setting up a Discord server. There’s definitely two opinions about that. Some people feel they’re overwhelmed with social media and wouldn’t track Discord as an additional feed. However there are a number of people who’d like to see that set up because it’s a more primary social media source for them. 

Did a number of updates to the Baronial website. 

Business meeting minutes for Feb-June have been added. 

On the Welcome page, it now references “pre-17th century world” instead of “pre-1600 Europe and the cultures that had contact with it”, to bring it into alignment with the SCA’s updated mission. Also some language changes and updated references to the Baron, rather than Baron and Baroness. Also, a link to the Announcements page has been put on the Welcome page. 

The “About the Barony” page now has an image of the badge and descriptions of what the device and badge are. The Canton of Black Icorndall has been removed. Links to the Bhakail EK Wiki and the East Kingdom website were added. The outdated zip code list has been removed and replaced with a link to the EK zip code finder. 

Some titles on the Officers page have been updated. A link was added for the Bailiwick and Social Media. 

The Baronial Champions page has been updated, as has the Baronial Appointments page. All references to Baron and Baroness have been changed to Baronial Seat. 

The Announcements page has been updated for the first time since 2015. :-O 

The page for Bhakail Yule has been updated to reference Yule coming in 2020. Last pointed to 2018. 

On the Resources page, the subscription link for the email list was updated. The subscription link for the Pennsic list was added. Several broken links were removed. Financial policies were moved from Resources to Law & Policy. 

On the Newcomers page, links were updated for the email list and links added for Announcements and Calendar. Several pages on the EK site for newcomers were taken down, so our links were updated.

In service to Barony and Kingdom,
  – Rowen

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Working on the 2nd quarter exchequer report, which is due at July month-end. 

Our Shire Wars check has been cashed. 

The only “sunk costs” for upcoming events is the pavilion rental fee for Commons. We haven’t yet paid the $50 for insurance for Commons.

We haven’t paid the site rental deposits or signed the contracts for Yule 2020 or Tavern 2021 yet.

We haven’t yet paid out any advances for food/supplies for Commons, Yule, or Tavern.

Thanks!
  – Philly

Chamberlain’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair

Unto the Barony of Bhakail does THL Bryan Mac Dhunghaill an Boghadair send greeting and the hope that all is safe and well. 

There is not much to report. Between now and December, I will be putting out a day to organize and count the equipment. 

In Service to the East,
  – Bryan

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

The report is available on the website.

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

Nothing to report.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Practice continues to be on hold for the time being.

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Practices are canceled until further notice.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – Mistress Judith the Confused

Greetings unto those within reach of the Barony of Bhakail, 

I bid you welcome and hopefully welcome back to in-person events in the future. At present, the next Bhakail Champions and Commons Tournaments are scheduled to occur on Sunday, August 23rd if the signs continue to be favorable and The Oracles agree. 

The Honorable Lady Olivia Baker, the East Kingdom MOL, announced last Friday that she had recently begun to catch up on paperwork and began sending out authorization cards about two weeks ago. She still has more to process, but expects to be caught up shortly. 

If you have any questions or need to update your paperwork, please contact your local MOLs and we will be happy to assist. 

 – Mistress Gisela and Mistress Judith

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Nothing new to report. People still contact me through the website and I respond to them as I get their messages.

ךתורישל ינא
 – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Hi! Art continues to happen. Check the East Kingdom MOAS website for lots of great happenings! 

YIS,
 – Maryna

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Greetings! Basically there is nothing to report until we can again start having events. Still planning to do the Youth Activities for Shire Wars of the Shire of Blak Rose. 

Respectfully submitted,
  – Roseia

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

No report.

New Business

  • August Business Meeting Normally we would not hold a Baronial Business Meeting in the month of August, because many of us would be at Pennsic. However, since our town run has been extended an extra 52 weeks this year due to the pandemic, there will be an online Business Meeting held on Tuesday, August 11, at 7 PM.

Old Business

  • Art Challenge Chana, A&S Champion Our Baron’s Art Challenge is still happening! His Excellency has set the challenge – “Pennsic isn’t. Bhakail is.” I hope to see some great art during Peace Week! Remember to send your entries to Baron Muin (baron@bhakail.eastkingdom.org); Lady Chana, A&S Champion (chatelaine@bhakail.eastkingdom.org); and Lady Maryna, Minister of Arts and Sciences (moas@bhakail.eastkingdom.org).
  • Pennsic Chana, Campmaster – As we all think about the Pennsic-prep we would be doing right now, I encourage you all to support those SCA artists you would normally have supported at Pennsic. Many have Etsy sites or their own websites, and a Facebook group called “SCA Merchant Relief” was formed several months ago to help SCAdians around the world who have lost substantial income due to our quarantines. Please consider purchasing something from these artists, we can keep each other afloat so we can see them at future events.
  • Commons – It was decided at the meeting that Commons will be canceled for this coming August. There are a number of restrictions with regards to the number of people and activities that could take place, as well as the concerns for the health of all of our members that factored into this decision. His Excellency will be contacting our current Champions for both armored combat and rapier, and ask if they wish to continue their service to our Barony or to step down. If they wish to step down, His Excellency will make arrangements for obtaining the regalia from the outgoing Champion. Depending on how things go, we may be looking to reschedule sometime next spring.
  • YuleMaryna, Event Steward – Yule is tentatively still on. We will have to make a decision next month whether or not the contract is signed with the German society. If a contract is signed, and the event cannot be held, there is a sum of money that will be lost. It is not an insignificant amount, so it will be discussed and voted on at the next meeting.
  • ArcheryMaryna – Archery guidelines have not yet been issued for re-opening practices.

Salamander Pursuivant’s Report, 2020-07

Anyone interested in producing scrolls for future Baronial Courts is welcome to contact me.

Heraldic Submissions

If you have submitted an item to the College for review via another consulting herald, please let me know what name you are submitting it under so that the progress of your items can be included on future versions of this report.

 

From the Eastern Internal Letter of Intent (ILoI) – This letter includes all new names and devices that have been submitted to the Eastern College of Heralds in the last month. It takes about two months for items to reach the next stage, the Eastern Letter of Decision.

June 2020:

— Jibril ibn `Ammar al-Fayyad has submitted a new badge ((Fieldless) A lion Or seated in a wooden chair proper, maintaining a wooden crossbow proper).

 

From the Eastern Letter of Decision (LoD) – This letter reports what items will be forwarded to Laurel to be decided on and what will be returned to the submitter for more work. It takes about six more months for submissions to reach the next stage, the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns.

June 2020: 

— I did not immediately recognize any of the items on this letter as belonging to members of the Barony.

 

From the Laurel Letter of Acceptances and Returns (LoAR) – This letter says what items have been accepted by SCA’s College of Arms and what has been returned to the submitter unregistered.

April 2020:

— Mari Clock van Hoorne’s alternate name (Godric Gameday) has been accepted.

 

If you are currently unsure of the status of your name or device, please contact me at herald@bhakail.eastkingdom.org and I will provide you with an update.

 

In service,

Ragna Grímólfsdóttir