Announcements


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

Salamander Pursuivant’s Report, 2020-02

His Excellency Muin maqq Minain’slast court was held at Tavern, “At the Sign of the Knot and the Lion”, on January 25th. 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.

January 2020:

— Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcaçova has submitted a new alternate device (Per chevron sable and vert, a chevron ermine between two pairs of needles in saltire and an owl maintaining in its talon a carnation slipped and leaved Or).

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

— Rúni inn írski has submitted a new device (Sable, on a pile inverted throughout Or a dragon passant vert).

 

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 2020:

— Mari Clock van Hoorne’s new alternate name (Godric Gameday) 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.

November 2019:

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

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.

 

Pennsic

For those who are attended Pennsic and made use of the consulting tables:

Due to the number of submissions received, it may not be possible for the consulting heralds to keep you updated on the progress of your names and devices. Please let me know if you submit something while there, in case you have questions about where it is in the process or in the event that the College has questions or needs to request a change to your paperwork.

In service,

Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

 


January 2020 Business Meeting Notes

Hello the Barony! My apologies for the delay in posting the meeting notes.
The January Business Meeting was held 1/14/2020.

Officer Reports

Coronet: Catching up with awards given to Baronial members at Yule, and a rough accounting of aught else at this time:
In Baronial Court:
I recognized several deserving Bhakailis. Osric Feologildsson was given the Order of the Horse for his service. The Black Boot Company was awarded the Order of the Star of Bhakail for their service. Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne, El de Kerbriant, and the Honorable Lord Martyn de Haliwell were all given Flames for their work on the event.
Lady Chana Freidl the Maker has won the right to, and accepted the post as Our Baronial A&S Champion.
Lord (and newly ensquirenated) Dietrich of Timìs has won the right to, and accepted the post as Our Baronial Brewing Champion.
In Royal Court:
Her Majesty presented awards to many of Our people. El de Kerbriant was given their Award of Arms. Lady Chana Freidl the Maker was awarded the Order of the Silver Wheel for service. Lady Triona McCaskey and Lord Aiden Underhill both received the Order of the Silver Brooch for their arts. Lady Roseia Poseia and Lord John Patriac O’Donagal are new recipients of the Order of the Silver Crescent for service. And Baroness Ysmay de Lynn received Writ for the Order of the Pelican!
This last weekend, Our neighbors Iron Bog hosted a Most Glorious of Events, The Service Schola. Classes and Round Discussions were led by Our very Own Baroness Ysmay de Lynne, and Baron Mael Eoin Mac Echuid.
Coming up, on the Weekend of the 25th, Our annual Tavern Event! Be joyous and join Us!
Vivat to all these deserving gentles! Vivat to those who know Service makes us who we are. Vivat to those deserving souls who show the Society how Glorious Bhakail truly is! Waauugh, Bhakail!
– Baron Muin

Seneschal: Yule and Investiture happened and it was Awesome. We did have a medical emergency that was handled very well with no drama.
We need to fill 2 positions that we need to fill, Chronicler and Chamberlain. I will be accepting letters of intent until the next Barony meeting on February 11, 2020. I have received one letter of intent for Chronicler from Lady Triona.
For the position of Chamberlain you would be responsible for checking Baronial items in and out of storage. You are not required to store these items as that has been provided. If you are able to transport items that is a plus.
Looking forward to Tavern at the end of the month.
– Alesia de Maris, Seneschal of Bhakail

Herald: see report on website!

Chronicler: office vacant, letters of intent are open until Feb business meeting, one received so far. Thank you Cailin for your service!

Knight Marshal: not present

Rapier Marshal: Greetings all, Rapier practice continued to be held at the Mayfair Presbyterian Church in Northeast Philadelphia. Attendance this month has been light. There were no major incidents. There was a broken weapon incident with no injuries or threat of injuries that will be forwarded to the regional marshal. -Don Melchior Kriebel

Exchequer: report pending

Chamberlain: not present, looking for a replacement this summer

MoAS: Yule happened, new A&S champion is Chana, populace choice award went to Malys MacGregor. New Brewing Champion is Dietrich. Bardic and Gaming champions will be selected at Tavern, it’s a low key event so a great one to enter! Rules for entering are on the event site. Q&C Bardic is being held in Caer Adamant and will also have classes on various A&S activities, a great event to attend! – Maryna

MoL: Greetings from the MOLs,
As the Winter season beckons and draws near, it is a good time to check your Authorization cards – be sure you have them and they are legible. If you should need a replacement card, just contact your friendly MOL and they will help you fill out a form to request a replacement card. We may be reached via email at 133292@members.eastkingdom.org or via the Bhakail website.
This is also a good time to check your kits, replace any worn or broken pieces, make new arrows or gear, or even to take up a new weapon form. Be good to yourself and heal so you will be hearty, hail and strong for the new season of pillaging, plundering and fun.
Keep warm, hydrated and be well. See you on the battlefield. Yours in service, Gisela and Judith

Chatelaine: we have newcomers! Black Boot gatherings start again soon.

Chancellor Minor: Children’s activities are available. Contact Roseia Posey

Webminister: posted on the website

Bailiwick Seneschal: Martyn is stepping down as Seneschal, Theleme is rescheduled for next year

 

Old Business

Yule: full report next month, we had 255 adults, 28 youth, and 3 children – 104 were walk-ins.

Tavern: It is happening! Bardic championship info on the event listing, most of the menu is also posted, contact Mael Eoin with food concerns. Brewers are coordinating to organize what they are bringing to share. Chana has offered the info board. Philly will be handling the door. Paypal pre-reg closes tomorrow! 25 pre-registered so far.

New Business

Chamberlain: accepting letters of intent – Philly can still store but Chamberlain needs to handle transportation of items

Chronicler: accepting letters of intent – one so far. Duties are to take notes at meetings and post on the website.

Meeting location: Still looking for a permanent location, both for social and for business meeting. Mael Eoin/Ysmay are willing to host at their house once it is unpacked.

Pennsic: If you camp with the Barony, we will start having meetings soon. Known World Players want to use our space again. Pre-reg is open! Contact Chana if you want to camp with the Barony. We have the whole block this year.

Philadelphia Ren Faire: it is May 2-3 and 9-10. The 10th is Mother’s Day and the 9th is May-Be. Spring Crown will be the 2nd, however it is also in Montreal so may not be as much of a conflict as last year.

New Jersey Ren Faire: Rosie said folks have shown interest in demoing but the runners of the Faire in years past have said no. She will reach out again and find out if they are open to it.

Yule: open for bids

Commons: open for bids

Other Business

Kingdom profit-sharing: went into effect 1/1/2020.
Kingdom events (Crown, Coronation, Championships, Twelfth Night) split 50/50
Royal Progress events split 80/20 (Relevant section from Kingdom Law on the definition of Royal Progress is VIII.B.1)

Clean-Up staff for events: should be more of a priority. It’s very nice that Her Majesty wanted to help with dishes at Yule but she should not have been there well after everyone else. Clean-up staff should be required for future Baronial event bids and those people need to commit to staying until the Baronial gear is packed, not just until the hall is clear.


Webminister Report – January 2020

Webminister Report, 2020/01/14

Email:

– Muin receiving email sent to Baron, Baroness, Coronets, and Vicar aliases.
– Alesia receiving Chronicler email.
– Martyn receiving deputy-seneschal email.
– Email Copy requests have been submitted.

Website:

– Website copyright information updated to 2020.

Mailing Lists:

– Bhakail-List and Bhakail-Pennsic groups have been created; Bhakail-List is active and working.
– Bhakail-Finance group has been created. Technical difficulties with Yahoo prevented archiving of old data.
– If someone has an offline copy of old posts in a mail client (Outlook Express, Thunderbird?) we can see if the database can be converted and uploaded to the list. (Philly?)

Officer Membership and Activity:

– Ragna (Herald) membership listed as expired on 2019/10/31 and due for renewal (if it hasn’t been yet).
– Judith (MOL) has never signed into member email, membership expiration unknown.
– Bryan (Historian) has never signed into member email.
– Melchoir (Rapier Marshal) has never signed into member email.

Runi inn Irski
Webminister, Barony of Bhakail


Salamander Pursuivant’s Report, 2020-01

His Excellency Muin maqq Minain’s first court was held at Bhakail Yule & Investiture on December 14th. His next court will be held at Tavern, “At the Sign of the Knot and the Lion”, on January 25th. 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.

December 2019:

— Mari Clock van Hoorne has submitted a new alternate name (Godric Gameday).

 

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.

November & December 2019:

— I did not immediately recognize any of the items on these letters 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.

October 2019:

— Mari Clock van Hoorne’s new badge ((Fieldless) an owl argent crowned with a coronet Or pearled argent and maintaining in its talons a card-pique sable) was approved.

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.

 

Pennsic

For those who are attended Pennsic and made use of the consulting tables:

Due to the number of submissions received, it may not be possible for the consulting heralds to keep you updated on the progress of your names and devices. Please let me know if you submit something while there, in case you have questions about where it is in the process or in the event that the College has questions or needs to request a change to your paperwork.

In service,

Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

 

 


December 2019 Business Meeting Notes

Old business

  • Yule/Investiture
    • Preregister for Yule here
    • THL Martyn de Halliwell will have a feast menu announced soon.. hint it’s PIE
    • Lady Mari Clock Van Hoorne is Autocrat
      • Contact her if you need anything for Yule
    • Lady Maryna Borowska is space scheduler
      • If you need a space for a meeting or whatever please contact her
    • Isabel (Harper) covering dayboard
    • Professional cleaning crew will do final cleanup, but we need people to put stuff away
    • Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill is in charge of organizing the Gate Guards.  In you’re interested please contact him.
      • Door guards for Yule are up in the air. 6 volunteers but no time commitments times yet.
    • A&S and Brewing Championships are happening!
    • There is a Facebook group for offboard potluck.
    • No children’s activities at Yule due to space considerations.

 

  • Largesse project –
    • Ysmay is in charge of Royal Largess to be handed over at Yule
    • If you want to contribute, contact either of her

 

  •  Tavern
    • Preregister for Tavern here
    • Lady Girsell MacLeoid is Autocrat with Lord Cailin Macsalny is her Deputy
    • The German Society contract has been recieved
    • The Council of the Exchequer has approved the budget
    • Official Event Announcement on EK Events page is coming soon
      • Preregistration through PayPal
    • Baron Mael Eoin Mac Echuidh is Head Cook
    • New Bardic & Gaming Championships are happening!

  

 New Business

  • Pennsic is coming.  Registration should be open after the new year.

 

Other

  • Barional Bylaws are going to be sent up to Kingdom for review
  • Not all Officers are sending in their Reports to Seneschal and Chronicler
  • Fund raising ideas – camping event? Brunch?
  • Plague sale at commons. again

 

Officers

  • Vicar
    • Contributors are requested for embroidery help on Elizabet Marshall’s Laurel cloak. Contact Ysmay or John Marshall if you’re interested.

 

  • Seneschal
    • Bhakail Yule and Baronial Investiture is Saturday December 14th at the German Society.  Come see the investiture of our shiny new Baron, Master Muin.There are still opportunities to help out with set up, break down and door warden, just ask.  A professional cleaning crew will be doing the final cleanup, we just need to put stuff away.In service to the Barony

      THL Alesia de Maris, Seneschal of Bhakail

 

  • Herald

  

  • Knight Marshall
    • The Barony is currently in the process of acquiring new practice locations for our heavy fighters. Information on times and locations will be  available shortly. Anyone with comments or suggestions feel free to reach out to me.Feel free to let me know if I need to make any modifications or updates.Thank you,

      Egil Illugasson, Knight Marshal of Bhakail

 

  • Exchequer
    • Dedicated Funds:
      • $119 (Gold Key);
      • $42 (Bhakail Army);
      • $25 (siege weapons);
      • $48 (matching funds for fencers’ gear);
      • $1,267 (Canton/Social).
    • Remember to preregister for Yule, especially if you would like to get onboard before it sells out!
  •  Chamberlain

 

  • Chronicler
    • Taking notes

 

  • MoAS
    • Report sent into Kindgom
    • Championship/Display this weekend at Yule! Come see pretty art!
    • Artists and Scholars Exhibition in April in Carolingia, for anyone looking for a challenge there are Laurel’s Challenges, or there are opportunities to display, take classes, and get feedback.
    • A&S at Bhakail Yule
      • Barional A&S Championship in the Library
      • Brewing Championship in the Ratskeller
      • Baronial Champion and Populace Champions will be chosen
      • Don’t be afraid to display even if you don’t want to compete
      • A&S Consulation Table
        • Ask questions.  Get Feedback. Particularly if you wish to enter further competitions
      • EK A&S Rubric Training
        • Find out what it takes to judge and enter A&S Competions, this is the rubric that Bhakail will be using for the A&S Championship
      • Athena’s Thimble Meeting
        • Come out to panel, discuss, or just view embroidery
      • Her Majesty has need of Favors!
        • If you’re interested please contact the MoAS for Favor Kits
      • Largess Project is being run by the Vicar
        • If you’re interested in dontating something please contact the Vicar.
    • Upcoming A&S events of Interest:
      • 12/14 – Bhakail Yule!
      • 02/08 – Artifacts of a Life in BBM
      • 02/08 – Bellringers in Carillion  – Lucky 7 Largesse challenge
      • 02/08 – Dancing Fox in Nordenhalle
      • 02/22 – Kingdom Bardic Championship in Caer Adamant –
        • Letter of Intent required- Will also have Stringy, Singy, Scribey Schola
      • 02/29 – Kingdom A&S Championship

 

  • MoL
    • Now, is a good time to focus on repairing or replacing any worn gear. For the safety of our combatants and friends, take care of yourself and your kit to maximize your fun. Check your
      authorization cards and determine if you will need to reauthorize before your next foray into the fields. If your card has taken a vacation without you or is illegible, contact your friendly MOLs to complete the paperwork for a replacement atmol@bhakail.eastkingdom.org

      or

      deputymolteam@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

      AND don’t forget to keep hydrated, it’s easy to overlook during these colder months.
      Yours in service,
      For Judith the Confused, OP
      MOL Barony of Bhakail

      Gisela Szabó, OP
      Deputy MOL Barony of Bhakail

 

  • Chatelaine
    • The Barony was well represented at our demo at PAX Unplugged this past weekend.  Several members came out to support us and spend some time playing medieval games with the general public.  While PAX doesn’t release official counts, last year’s estimates put the total attendance around 15-20,000 people, so we definitely got the word out there in a big way.  Several SCAdians from around the world stopped by the booth and thanked us for being there, and we got an official shoutout from the SCA social media liaison on Twitter and Facebook, as well as a tweet from the PAX Unplugged official Twitter feed!

      We had some great conversations with people who seemed interested in seeing what the SCA is all about, a lot of whom hail from surrounding kingdoms.  Unfortunately there’s no way to tell how many of them decide to reach out to their local group, but I gave them my card and told them to email me so I can forward them to their chatelaine, so hopefully I get a couple contacts that way.  We also gave out several paper game boards with contact information and our website on them, which a lot of people seemed to appreciate.

      The lead coordinator for the show floor came by and gave us the unofficial invite back, saying he was so glad to see us represented and to see people at our booth pretty solidly the whole weekend!  I took several notes about things to improve on, so next year we can have an even stronger presence. I couldn’t possibly have pulled the weekend off without the help of my Lord Cailin, Maistir Mael Eoin, His Excellency Aurddeilen, Lady Maryna, Lord Bryan, Lady Solveig, Lady Marie, Lord Istvan (and S!), Scholastica, Zach Hocker, and everyone who stopped by to say hi throughout the weekend!

      אני לשירותך

      Lady Chana Fridl the Maker, Chatelaine of Bhakail

       

  • Chancelor Minor
    • Children’s activities are available, please contact Rosie

 

  • Webminister
    • Yahoo list has migrated to Google. Need to move Exchequer and Pennsic lists. Talk to webminister to be added.
  • Bailiwick

November 2019 Business Meeting Notes

Old business

  • Polling!
    • Baronial Polling has been collected, counted, and verified.
      • On the 27th of October 12019 Master Muin was announced as our next Baron

 

  • Yule/Investiture
    • Preregister for Yule here
      • We have about 70 preregistered already
    • THL Martyn de Halliwell will have a feast menu announced soon.. hint it’s PIE
    • Lady Mari Clock Van Hoorne is Autocrat
      • Contact her if you need anything for Yule
    • Lady Maryna Borowska is space scheduler
      • If you need a space for a meeting or whatever please contact her
    • Isabel (Harper) covering dayboard
    • Professional cleaning crew will do final cleanup, but we need people to put stuff away
    • Lord Bryan Mac Dhunghaill is in charge of organizing the Gate Guards.  In you’re interested please contact him.
    • A&S and Brewing Championships are happening!

 

  •  Tavern
    • Lady Girsell MacLeoid is Autocrat with Lord Cailin Macsalny is her Deputy
    • The German Society contract has been recieved
    • The Council of the Exchequer has approved the budget
    • Official Event Announcement on EK Events page is coming soon
      • Preregistration through PayPal
    • Baron Mael Eoin Mac Echuidh is Head Cook
    • New Bardic & Gaming Championships are happening!

 

  • Largesse project –
    • Ysmay is in charge of Royal Largess to be handed over at Yule
    • If you want to contribute, contact either of her

 

  • PAX Demo
    • We are on the official exhibitor list!
    • We’re allowed banners up to 8 feet high
      • Getting banners from Chamberlain
    • We have a 10×20 space on the main show floor, next to the board game library
    • Chana is the contact person; email/Facebook any ideas and offers of help
    • Going to have game boards set up, paper boards and game pieces will be available for people to take home (with instructions)
      • Planning on 9 Man Morris, Gluck Haus, Fox & Geese, and Alquerques
    • Will reach out to local chatelaines to make sure I have business cards available for surrounding areas
    • Tables will be manned from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.  Please come out and spend some time at the tables.

  

 New Business

  • Next Business meeting (10 Dec 2019) will be held at Denny’s again
    • Always looking for new locations for Social and Business Meetings
      • Please contact the Seneschal with suggestions!

 

Other

  • Barional Bylaws are going to be sent up to Kingdom for review
  • Not all Officers are sending in their Reports

 

Officers

  • Vicar
    • Lord Melchior Kriebel made it to the “Sweet 16” of the Queens Rapier Championship!
    • Bhakailies are traveling north to St. Eligius
    • Lady Elizabet Marshall has recieved her Writ for Induction to the Order of the Laural

 

  • Seneschal
    • 3rd Quarter Report sent in
    • Remember to renew your Memberships!

 

  • Herald

  

  • Knight Marshall
    • Thrown Weapons Marshall
      • Mikael is holding one last practice at his house this Sunday
        • On the Baronial calendar (address is there)
      • 100 Minutes War will be the last time for outdoor throwing until spring

 

  • Exchequer
    • Thank you very much, everyone who donated at the Plague Sale and Lady Chana for arranging it. The remaining $225 has been added to the Barony’s general fund.
    • Dedicated Funds:
      • $119 (Gold Key);
      • $42 (Bhakail Army);
      • $25 (siege weapons);
      • $48 (matching funds for fencers’ gear);
      • $1,267 (Canton/Social).
    • Remember to preregister for Yule, especially if you would like to get onboard before it sells out!
  •  Chamberlain

 

  • Chronicler
    • Taking notes

 

  • MoAS
    • A&S at Yule
      • Barional A&S Championship in the Library
      • Brewing Championship in the Ratskeller
      • Baronial Champion and Populace Champions will be chosen
      • Don’t be afraid to display even if you don’t want to compete
      • A&S Consulation Table
        • Ask questions.  Get Feedback. Particularly if you wish to enter further competitions
      • EK A&S Rubric Training
        • Find out what it takes to judge and enter A&S Competions, this is the rubric that Bhakail will be using for the A&S Championship
      • Athena’s Thimble Meeting
        • Come out to panel, discuss, or just view embroidery
      • Her Majesty has need of Favors!
        • If you’re interested please contact the MoAS for Favor Kits
      • Largess Project is being run by the Vicar
        • If you’re interested in dontating something please contact the Vicar.
    • Upcoming Events of Interest:
      • 11/16 – this weekend! St. Eligius
      • 11/23 – Iron Scribe in Quintavia
      • 11/23 – 100 Minutes War in Rusted Woodlands – By the Book Rapier Tourney
      • 12/14 – Bhakail Yule!
      • 02/08 – Artifacts of a Life in BBM
      • 02/08 – Bellringers in Carillion  – Lucky 7 Largesse challenge
      • 02/08 – Dancing Fox in Nordenhalle
      • 02/22 – Kingdom Bardic Championship in Caer Adamant –
        • Letter of Intent required- Will also have Stringy, Singy, Scribey Schola
      • 02/29 – Kingdom A&S Championship

 

  • MoL

Now that fall crown tournament is over, the East Kingdom has heirs!!! Vivat to all
who participated and helped make that event a success. Now, is a good time to
focus on repairing or replacing any worn gear. For the safety of our combatants
and friends, take care of yourself and your kit to maximize your fun. Check your
authorization cards and determine if you will need to reauthorize before your next
foray into the fields. If your card has taken a vacation without you or is illegible,
contact your friendly MOLs to complete the paperwork for a replacement at

mol@bhakail.eastkingdom.org

or

deputymolteam@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

AND don’t forget to keep hydrated, it’s easy to overlook during these colder
months.
Yours in service,
For Judith the Confused, OP
MOL Barony of Bhakail

Gisela Szabó, OP
Deputy MOL Barony of Bhakail

 

  • Chatelaine
    • We have had some people emailing us, and I’ve reached out to them as they come in.
    • PAX is coming up and will be a huge opportunity to outreach, since there will be tens of thousands of attendees.

 

  • Chancelor Minor
    • Children’s activities are available, please contact Rosie

 

  • Webminister
    • Yahoo! Groups have already shut down new content addition as of 2019/10/28.
      • Yahoo! Groups will delete all content effective 2019/12/14.
      • Google Groups have been created for Bhakail-List and Pennsic camping.
      • 442 accounts were migrated to the new Google Group, bhakail-list@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.
        • 335 members currently remain in the Google Group, including 47 members whose invitations are showing as bouncing.
      • Anyone who would like to be added to either group can send an email to webminister@bhakail.eastkingdom.org with the list you would like to join and the email address you’d like to use for that purpose. Please CC campmaster@bhakail.eastkingdom.org for requests to join the Pennsic List.
    •  Next Steps:
      • Everyone please begin using Bhakail-List@bhakail.eastkingdom.org for general communications!
      • I will work with the webministry team to migrate the old messages and files from the Yahoo group onto the new Google platform.

 

  • Bailiwick

Webminister Report – November 2019

Webminister Report, 2019/11/12
– Yahoo! Groups have already shut down new content addition as of 2019/10/28.
– Yahoo! Groups will delete all content effective 2019/12/14.
– Google Groups have been created for Bhakail-List and Pennsic camping.
– 442 accounts were migrated to the new Google Group, bhakail-list@bhakail.eastkingdom.org. 335 members currently remain in the Google Group, including 47 members whose invitations are showing as bouncing.
– Anyone who would like to be added to either group can send an email to webminister@bhakail.eastkingdom.org with the list you would like to join and the email address you’d like to use for that purpose. Please CC campmaster@bhakail.eastkingdom.org for requests to join the Pennsic List.

Next Steps:
– Everyone please begin using Bhakail-List@bhakail.eastkingdom.org for general communications! I will work with the Webministry team to migrate the old messages and files from the Yahoo group onto the new Google platform.

 

Runi inn Irski
Webminister, Barony of Bhakail


October 2019 Business Meeting Notes

Special Note from our Seneschal-

The events of the past week have left many of us sad, upset, or many other types of feelings.
The sudden abdication of a king so quickly after his coronation is overwhelming and confusing.
It is times like this when coming together as a barony and a kingdom can give us strength and reassure us that the East will endure.
We will rally around our Queen and offer her our love and support to help her thru this difficult time. We will support each other, and our Barony will be stronger for it.

Waugh Bhakail!

Thank you.
Alesia

 

Old business

  • Polling!
    • Nothing to report
      • As of 01 Oct 19 Polling Deputy could provide no Info

 

  • Yule/Investiture
    • Preregister for Yule here
    • THL Martyn de Halliwell will have a feast menu planned shortly
    • Lady Mari Clock Van Hoorne is Autocrat
      • Contact her if you need anything for Yule
    • Lady Maryna Borowska is space scheduler
      • If you need a space for a meeting or whatever please contact her
    • Isabel (Harper) covering dayboard
    • Professional cleaning crew will do final cleanup, but we need people to put stuff away

 

  •  Tavern
    • Lady Girsell MacLeoid has volunteered to Autocrat with Lord Cailin Macsalny as her Deputy
    • Waiting on the contract from The German Society
    • Baron Mael Eoin Mac Echuidh has mentioned interest in Cooking but would be willing to assist someone else if they wanted to be Head Cook
    • New Bardic & Gaming Champions will be determined

 

  • Largesse project –
    • Ysmay has decided to wait to announce it formally to let things settle down
    • Muin is also collecting largesse
    • If you want to contribute, contact either of them

 

  • PAX Demo
    • We are on the official exhibitor list!
    • We’re allowed banners up to 8 feet high
    • we have a 10×20 space on the main show floor, next to the board game library
    • Chana is the contact person; email/Facebook any ideas and offers of help
    • Going to have game boards set up, canvas/paper boards available for people to take home (with instructions)
      • Planning on 9 Man Morris, Gluck Haus, Fox & Geese, and Alquerques
    • Will reach out to local chatelaines to make sure I have business cards available for surrounding areas

  

  • Social
    • A poll was created by Lady Maryna Borowska regardinG peoples preferences for Social and the results are in:
      • No strong preference between Mon/Tues/Wed
      • Like having food, but not most important
      • Like ability (room) to do crafts
    • Still looking for places, please send suggestions to Alysia
    • Some things to think about
      • Possibly rotating Social locations?
      • Someone’s home vs public setting?
      • Private residence, but have once a month restaurant social?
      • Something that moves around the barony?

 

New Business

  • None

 

Officers

  • Vicar
    • Go to River War! 
      • Bhakail’s champions and Iron Bog’s champions will fight against each other

 

  • Seneschal
    • Looking for place to hold Baronial Council
    • See Special Note at begining

 

  • Herald
    • Report is posted
    • Use and updating your EK Wiki page makes award recommendations and courts easier
    • The new East Kingdom College of Heralds website is up and running, including the new quarterly reporting forms
    • Court Report forms are still being revamped
    • Quarterly report due dates have been changed by one month and are now due on the 1st of November
      • the website has not yet been updated to reflect this

 

  • Knight Marshall
    • Thrown Weapons
      • Mikael is holding practice at his house every other Sunday until weather is too bad to continue,
        • On the Baronial calendar (address is there)

 

  • Exchequer
    • The third quarter report has been submitted to Regional.
    • Dedicated Funds:
      • $119 (Gold Key);
      • $42 (Bhakail Army);
      • $25 (siege weapons);
      • $48 (matching funds for fencers’ gear);
      • $1,267 (Canton/Social).
    • Remember to preregister for Yule, especially if you would like to get onboard before it sells out!
  •  Chamberlain
    • We still have stuff
    • Will be providing Banners for PAX

 

  • Chronicler
    • Taking notes

 

  • MOAS
    • Art is good. 
    • A&S stuff happening at River War;
      • Lissa holding a class about feedback;
    • Brewing panel, roundtable, meet and greet at River War
    • At Yule
      • Barional A&S Championship 
      • Athena’s Thimble Meeting
      • Brewing Championship
      • Bring your best!
        • Don’t be afraid to display even if you don’t want to compete

 

  • MOL

Working on the MOL lists at Coronation in Owlsherst were several members of Bhakail and Friends of Bhakail – Gisela covered the Rapier and Heavy Lists along with Mistress Astrid from Eisental, Eleanora the Tilemaker and Eaj covered two of the Youth Combat Lists. All of the Youth Fighters were thanked for participating and presented with Water Bottles from Queen Margarita. Each Youth Champion was presented with an Off-hand Dane Axe made by Seán Dubh. Several new authorizations as well as additional authorizations and the Event Report were mailed to the Kingdom MOL. A lot of fun was had by all!!!

Yours in Service,

Gisela and Judith

 

Supplement to Yule report regarding current attendance –

In addition to the Paypal preregistration numbers, there are 6 additional pre-registrations received (5 of which include Feast seats) as of today 10/15/19. Adding these to the numbers I received from Mistress Philadelphia as of 10/12/19, we have a total of 17 sold feast seats.

Respectfully submitted,

Mistress Gisela Szabó

 

  • Chatelaine
    • Purchased new Gold Key garb with Plague Sale Funds and the remainder will be going to the Barony

 

  • Chancelor Minor
    • Kingdom Chancelor Minor report has been sent in
    • Children’s activities are available, contact Rosie

 

  • Webminister
    • Continued maintenance 
    • Mailing lists migrating from Yahoo to Gmail

 

  • Bailiwick
    • Looking at changing the date for event (Thélème) in March so it don’t go against Iron Bog’s Bog Mitzvah
    • Philly Pride Presents has us on both of their event lists
    • Business meeting rescheduled to accommodate Barony meetings (10/22)

Salamander Pursuivant’s Report, 2019-10

The Barony’s next court will be held at Bhakail Yule & Investiture on December 14th. 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.

October 2019:

— No items I recognized as belonging to a member of the Barony appeared on this month’s ILoI.

September 2019:

— No items I recognized as belonging to a member of the Barony appeared on this month’s ILoI.

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.

September 2019:

— Morwill MacShane’s new badge (Vert, a sword bendwise sinister between two ducks close argent)was 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.

July 2019:

— Eldrich Gaiman’s badge((Fieldless, A camail Argent) was released to the Kingdom of the East.

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.

Pennsic

For those who are attended Pennsic and made use of the consulting tables:

Due to the number of submissions received, it may not be possible for the consulting heralds to keep you updated on the progress of your names and devices. Please let me know if you submit something while there, in case you have questions about where it is in the process or in the event that the College has questions or needs to request a change to your paperwork.

In service,

Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

 


September 2019 Business Meeting Notes

Old business

  • Pennsic
    • Went really well
    • To have our sump pumped out next year by the port-o-castle guys we need to set up an account with them
    • Rosie, the camp exchequer, is finishing up balancing the books
      • If you have any receipts for Rosie please get them to get as soon as possible.
      • If you worked off some of your camp fees by helping out around the camp (e.g. taking the trash to the dumpsters, refilled tiki torches, refilled propane tanks, etc.) please contact Rosie
      • In the future Camp Fees MUST be paind BEFORE Pennsic

 

  • Polling!
    • They have been mailed out
    • YOU MUST VOTE AND RETURN THEM BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30th FOR THEM TO COUNT
      • In each ballot there is a convenient pre stamped & addressed return envelope

 

  •  Tavern
    • Lady Girsell MacLeoid has volunteered to Autocrat with Lord Cailin Macsalny as her Deput
    • Baron Mael Eoin Mac Echuidh has mentioned interest in Cooking but would be willing to assist someone else if they wanted to be Head Cook
    • New Bardic & Gaming Champions will be determined

 

  • Largesse project –
    • Still planning on handing the Largess over to Royals at Yule
    • If you want to contribute, contact Muin

 

  • PAX Demo
    • we have a 10×20 space on the main show floor, next to the board game library
    • Chana is the contact person; email/Facebook any ideas and offers of help
    • Going to have game boards set up, canvas/paper boards available for people to take home (with instructions)
      • Planning on 9 Man Morris, Gluck Haus, Fox & Geese, and Alquerques
    • Will reach out to local chatelaines to make sure I have business cards available for surrounding areas
    • We’re allowed banners up to 8 feet high

 

  • Yule/Investiture
    • Lady Mari Clock Van Hoorne has volunteered to Autocrat
    • Isabel (Harper) covering dayboard
    • THL Martyn de Halliwell is cooking feast
    • Professional cleaning crew will do final cleanup, but we need people to put stuff away

 

  • Philly Ren Faire demo –
    • Planning currently on hold until closer to the event

 

New Business

  • Pennsic
    • We will be making a new sheetwall banner to replace the older one that previously hung at EK Royal
      • THL Martyn de Halliwell has the plans/requirements for it.  If you wish to help please contact him.
  • New Knights Marshall
    • Egil (Band Hands), who has been running fight practices, has been officially voted in as Bhakail New Knights Marshall!

 

Officers

  • Vicar
    • After participating in Battle on the Bay in the Kingdom of Atlantia Baroness Ysmay de Lynn wants to start “Cross Pollinating Events” with some of their northern groups.  Which would mean advertising their events locally and attending them.  They are a lot closer than we think and it would be good for Inter-Kingdom Relations.

 

  • Seneschal
    • Planning a Barional Council Meeting for sometime in October or November
      • Officers have been contacted via email.  Please get back to the Seneschal with your availability
      • Wants to get to know the Officers
      • Possible location for the meeting is Broadway Grille in Clifton Heights

 

  • Herald
    • Report is posted

 

  • Knight Marshall
    • It’s his first day

 

  • Exchequer
    • Commons had a net profit of $39 ($235 donations less $166 total site rental less $30 supplies).
    • Dedicated Funds:
      • $119 (Gold Key);
      • $42 (Bhakail Army);
      • $25 (siege weapons);
      • $48 (matching funds for fencers’ gear);
      • $1,267 (Canton/Social).
    • Remember to preregister for Yule, especially if you would like to get onboard before it sells out!
  •  Chamberlain
    • We still have stuff

 

  • Chronicler
    • Taking notes

 

  • MOAS
    • Art continues to happen!!
    • Post Pennsic:
      • HRH Margarita’s Favor design is now available. Please feel free to reach out to me for kits for either HRM Fortune or HRH Margarita’s favors. There is always a huge need for Pennsic favors, even a few help. It’s a simple design and a great way to practice embroidery or fabric painting. 
      • The Scribal Work Day has been scheduled for Sunday Sept 15th.  If you are interested in wordsmithing, please let me know. 
      • There will be a Rattan Art competition and an A&S Gift Exchange at Caer Adamant’s Tourney of the Fallen Stag on Sept 29th 
      • Bards, Caer Adamant will be hosting Winternights South and Bardic Banshee on Oct 26th so get your repertoire beefed up!
      • The PAX Unplugged demo will be Dec 6th – 8th, we will set up a workshop or two before then to make some nice pretty game boards. Stay Tuned!
      •  Bhakail A&S and Brewing Champions will be determined at Yule/Investiture
      • Informal A&S workshops at Eleanora’s house.  Contact her for the address.
      • Monthly Craft & Chat day in the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust

 

  • Chatelaine
    • Purchased new Gold Key garb with Plague Sale Funds
      • 4 pairs of pants, 3 long sleeve tunics, 2 short sleeve tunics
      • Still wants to get some dresses
      • Needs more kids garb
      • had a sucessful Black Boot Meet Up a few weeks ago
      • Continues to get emails from people interested in joining

 

  • Chancelor Minor
    • Was asked to plan activities at Ghosts, Ghouls, & Goblins
    • Children’s activities are available, contact Rosie

 

  • Webminister
    • Continued maintenance 
    • Mailing lists migrating from Yahoo to Gmail

 

  • Bailiwick
    • Ivy held a very successful Demo at UPenn on Thurs Aug 29th, which has resulted in several new undergraduate and post-grad students demonstrating interest in becoming involved. I expect 4-5 to be showing up between now and Yule.
      • Thank you to Bruni & Livia who were both a major help with getting the demo set up!
    • We currently have a bi-weekly scriptorium, a monthly craft & chat, as well as our monthly business meeting
      • The next business meeting is next Tuesday 9/17 at 7pm in the Fisher Fine Arts Library
    • If anyone is interested in teaching a class, we have space and a lot of interested undergrads. Please get in contact with myself and/or Mistress Brunissende, our A&S Minister.
    • Thélème will be held on Saturday, March 14th, 2020. The event/demo is free and open to the public. A placeholder is on the EK calendar. There will also be a scribal rare book “petting zoo” in the Kislak Rare Book Center at UPenn.