Announcements


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

April 2020 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Hello, and be well, People of Bhakail;

We are loving in an age of wonders. And while there are horrors that some days keep us all in check, know that the wondrous things we have populated our lives with are offering up new ways to love through, around, and even with those very same horrors.

Most of us, you Coronet included, don’t think of the SCA as a tech interface kind of experience, but as most will agree the SCAdian lifestyle is one of participation.

And these very same technologies that we may think of as being antithetical to this hobby will be a linchpin in holding it aloft for us until these dire times pass.
And we have many an option in these electronic halls from which to choose!
The East Kingdom MoAS Office had been working hard to ensure we have classes available on-line, as well as craft meet ups to not only teach us, and keep us all together, but to aid in defrauding the mental and emotional costs of living in quarantine.

The weekly Socials have been happening online. And this coming weekend, because many hands have made such light work, we will have the first ever, to my knowledge, Bhakail Ethereal Event: Bhakail: Behind the Ramparts!
This is all in aid of saying, to Bhakail, and to the Kingdom of the East, We are still here. We will continue to be here.

We are Bhakail.
Signed, this 14th of April, Your Baron of Bhakail;

– Muin

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

Welcome to Bhakail’s first online Barony meeting. The last four weeks have seen a lot of changes to the Known World. From the canceling of major events such as Mudthaw to the postponing of Coronation and Spring Crown Tourney, we are seeing the rise of the Arts and Sciences community to fill our time with online tutorials and workshops. The world has become a very scary place and for many of us our lives have shrunk to our homes and computers. The good news is this will not last forever. Soon we will be able to meet and attend events. Please continue to check in with each other and with your families. Now may be the time to try something new or do that project you have been putting off. We are the East and we are strong.

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Working on the quarterly report. “Review of Bhakail’s Financial Policies” meeting postponed until the autumn.

– Philly

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Report is on the website.

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

I would kindly request all officers to forward a copy of their report to the Chronicler’s email, to assist in putting together the newsletter.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Hello! Practices continue to be on hold until further notice. I am using when schools consider it safe to allow students to return as the metric for when to reconvening practices. Before the start of the quarantine we acquired two new fighters, and were in the process of getting another prepared to be authorized. Thank you.

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Nothing to report. Practices are canceled until further notice.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – Mistress Judith the Confused

Greetings into the Virtual Barony of Bhakail from your Virtuous MOLs!

With the news from The Wondrous Royals of the East that all live events are suspended until the end of June, I can only caution everyone to stay safe and hydrated until this Plague passes over us. Be vigilant in your precautions and let us return better than ever.

Yours in virtual service,

Gisela and Judith

Chataleine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

It’s an interesting time to be a newcomer in the SCA, but our new members seem to have found a way to keep up their interest with all the online opportunities that have come about. They’ve been crafting along with the best of us, and have expressed interest in cooking as well, once events get back up and running.

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Hello the Barony!

There are lots and lots of online A&S activities, classes, etc. going on, as well as lots of awesome resources from museums and other arts institutions.
If you are interested in teaching a video class through the Kingdom MoAS, please contact me and/or the MoAS office.

Recently announced: East Kingdom Try-athalon. “Each week the MoAS office will feature a new introductory level A&S project that can be completed using minimal materials, or materials you can find at home. If you have the time and energy, consider participating and trying something new.” This week is a cooking challenge issued by Maistir Mael Eoin!

Online A&S display: https://moas.eastkingdom.org/ online-ek-as-display/
Constantly-updated list of classes and webinars: https:// moas.eastkingdom.org/list-of-online-webinars/

The East Kingdom Royal Toy Box has also issued a call for small toys suitable for mailing for the Toys for Tygers initiative. Any kind of toy or game is acceptable. Contact me or check the EK Royal Toy Box group on Facebook for the mailing address.

For the upcoming Behind the Ramparts e-event, His Excellency Muin has issued a call for A&S projects to share. There is also availability for classes, entertainments, and recipes for cooks to share. Check it out!

Art and Science are some of the greatest tools we as a Society and as humans have to get us through times of trouble such as these. I am humbled by the displays of generosity and ingenuity our populace have shown.

YIS, Maryna

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

Nothing going on since everything has been canceled or postponed. Rosie is still accepting empty toilet paper tubes and plastic caps, milk jug sized, for craft activities once things get back going again.

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

No report

New Business

No new business

Old Business

  • Shire Wars – A decision was made regarding our sponsorship of Shire Wars, should it occur. The group agreed that we would sponsor, if the Shire of Black Rose can get at least three more sponsors for the event. His Excellency has also requested that we show up in force, if and when the event happens.
  • Yule – Yule was also discussed and Marnya indicated that she was in the process of putting a bid together for submittal.
  • Pennsic – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker – We still await word as to the fate of this year’s Pennsic… The last missive from the Mayor detailed two stages – stage one runs as if everything were normal, stage two would be enacted if War Practice was canceled. Well, War Practice was canceled earlier this week, so the Mayor and the Pennsic planning committee will be meeting at some point soon to discuss the fate of the event this year. As I only have 3 pre-regs on record for Bhakail so far, I’m assuming people are waiting to pre-reg until they find out if Pennsic is happening or not. I urge you all to please be in touch with your camp masters – we have no more information than you, but would appreciate knowing your thoughts on if you’re attending or not. A post went up in the Land Agent facebook group concerning block seniority if this year’s numbers differ significantly from normal – and Land One has assured us that seniority will not change for 50 Year because of this year’s pandemic. Chronicler update: Sadly Pennsic 49 has been postponed until July 2021.

March 2020 Business Meeting Minutes

A special message from Her Majesty

Unto my dearest East Kingdom, It is with a heavy heart that I must decree ALL in person, Eastern SCA functions are canceled until April 30th. Please note this date may change as things around us change. Please be patient with Us and each other. I encourage all to use online meetings and get-togethers as much as possible. The A&S initiative has many online classes as well. The Webministy is 100% ready to help as needed. You are the treasures of this fair Kingdom and it is you that is the most important part of this game. Your passions, generosity and fighting spirit is what makes Our Dream a Reality. 

Margarita, Queen of the East 

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain 

Hello, the Barony! 

While many want to talk (or feel compelled to talk) about disease, disturbances, and distress; you need not feel obliged to join in. It is on you to decide how to proceed. Be only as included as you feel YOU need to be. 

At recent events we have seen: 

Lord Egil (called Badhands) took the Unbelt Tourney by storm and was rated as the top fighter by the Chivalry assembled at Ice Weasel. 

Baroness Ysmay was elevated to the Peerage as a Pelican at the Crown Bardic event held by Our neighbors, Caer Adamant. 

Please wish them well, and take note of our crop of creamy upper crustiness. 

On to other news, Spring is a time for a ramping up of good events within daytripping distance. Bear in mind that Bhakail is made all the more shiny by you and your participation. 

We are still looking to add a camping event to our calendar starting in 2021, suggestions, ideas, and those interested in Stewarding this theoretical event. 

This Barony of Bhakail succeeds as we work to make it so. 

In my name; Muin, Baron of Bhakail

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

From the Kingdom Seneschal, Mistress Medhbh inghean ui Cheallaigh – 

Greetings, Seneschals of the East! 

The Kingdom Seneschals are in ongoing conversations about responses to COVID-19, and we’re sharing strategies, etc. I’ll be posting collected wisdom to the Unofficial FB Group as well as emailing you. 

* Proactively review current & upcoming contracts for cancellation requirements and look for “force majeure” clauses, also known as Impossibility Occurrences, Acts of God, and Forces of Nature clauses, to see what kind of notice might be required and what payments, if any, are required or forfeited if invoked. 

* Strongly encourage/require gloves be worn for food distribution (lunch taverns, snacks for fighters, etc.) where the food is not prepackaged and being provided by event staff. Obviously we can’t control what individuals do in groups. 

* Encourage bringing of mugs for drinking and not sharing out of a bottle. 

Also from Mistress Medhbh – 

At Her Majesty’s Court at Bardic Championship this past Saturday, the Queen issued a Temporary Removal from Participation against Patrick Lomax. A TRP means that he cannot participate in the Society at all, either in person or online, until the BoD makes a decision about his case.

From the Honorable Lady Alesia –

I have also made the decision to temporarily suspend fighter practice in Phoenixville in accordance with the governor’s request to close all nonessential businesses and meetings. 

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

I apologize for not being able to attend tonight’s Meeting. 

The event reports for Yule and Tavern have been submitted. 

A financial policy review meeting is planned for later this spring. 

I am seeking a deputy for Barony Meetings in case I need to miss any in the future and/or to be trained as an eventual successor. If interested, please let me know. 

Thanks! – Philly 

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

Report posted on the website.

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

I apologize for the delay in getting out the newsletter/ meeting notes, but with all the changes and issues, I kept having to revise this to reflect the latest information coming out of Kingdom. 

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Practices are canceled until at least April 30th. 

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Fencing practice has been suspended until at least April 30th, per the direction of the Crown. 

Minister of the Lists’ Report – Mistress Judith the Confused 

Now is the time to beef up your exercise regimen so you will be ready for the upcoming physical activities. Remember to drink water. See you on the field. 

– Gisela and Judith 

Side note from the Central Region Deputy MoL (Triona) – This is also a really good time to check your authorization. There’s a lot of expired autos both in the heavy and fencing databases. While you can’t get re-authorized at the moment because of the cancellation of practices, you’ll at least know you have to do it as soon as we get back to our regular practices. 

Chatelaine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

There was to be a meeting of the Black Boot Company, but that has been canceled because of the ongoing restrictions. 

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Crown and Queen’s Bardic was a fantastic event. Congratulations to Master Grim the Skald, newest Crown’s Bard, and Lord Drake Oranwood, newest Queen’s Bard. 

There was a call for help with a demo for Iron Bog at South Jersey geek fest, but that has been postponed until June. 

Applications are now open for any parties interested in participating in the Pennsic A&S War Point for the East. Please check the EK website for more information and the application. 

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Honorable Lady Roseia Poseia

I have been asked to run children’s activities at the Iron Bog Mitzvah, however the event was postponed. 

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

No report.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust – Honorable Lady Livia Petralia

Martyn has stepped down as Seneschal of the bailiwick, and Livia has stepped up to the position. Their next meeting will be held on line due to advisories from Penn. 

New Business 

  • Bid Assistance – As the subject of bids had come up, it was suggested that something should be made available on the website to assist people interested in submitting bids for events. 
  • Shire Wars – The Shire of Black Rose is seeking financial support for Shire Wars. After some discussion, the Seneschal compiled a list of questions with regards to the support and we will be voting on this at April meeting. 
  • Online Business Meeting – The April meeting will be held online, please keep an eye out on the mailing list and on the Barony’s Facebook page for more information as we get it. 

Old Business

  • Pennsic – As of right now Pennsic is still on, per the mayor Sir Gregory. However, given the current state of things, they will be monitoring and making decisions as necessary. If you are planning to camp with the Barony, you should’ve received an email from Lady Chana with details about registering with the group. If you haven’t received an email please contact her.  Rosie is collecting camp fees. 
  • Camping Event – The Baron is still asking for folks to look for possible sites the hold a camping event in spring 2021. Anyone with ideas or suggestions, please contact the Seneschal or the Baron. 
  • Commons and Champions – The date has been set for the Barony’s Commons and Champions event. The date is August 23. The location is Pavilion #3 at Ridley Creek State Park. The Seneschal is still looking for bids for this event. Rosie submitted a bid at the meeting. 
  • Yule – The Seneschal is also looking for bids for Yule. Anyone with a bid please submit it to Alesia.

 


February 2020 Business Meeting Minutes

Coronet’s Report – Baron Muin maqq Minain

Tavern was a good event. While attendance was lighter than usual a good time was had by all. The Baronial gaming and bardic championships were held and we are pleased to have Mistress Sabine de Kerbriant as our new bardic champion and Mistress Marie du Blois as our new gaming champion. A special thanks to Lord Aiden Underhill for keeping us merry with his works.

A thanks to Baron Mael Eoin and Baroness Ysmay for opening up their new home for the meeting.

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

By now you may have heard that a former member of the Barony was arrested. The information is available for anyone who wants to look for it. At this time he has not been linked to the SCA and we would like to keep it that way.

Please do not discuss this on official channels such as the Baronial Facebook page, listservs, Google Groups etc. If you are contacted by the media please refer them to the East Kingdom Media Liaison, Baroness Aneleda Falconbridge at media@eastkingdom.org.

Bhakail Heavy Weapons practice has a new location, Kuntao Martial Arts Club, Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Ave Suite 115, Phoenixville, PA 19460. Practice is on Tuesday nights from 7:30 until 10 PM. Practice is open to everyone regardless of where you live. If you are interested in learning to fight heavy weapons please contact our knight marshal Lord Egil Illugsson at knightmarshal@bhakail.eastkingdom.org.

There is a facebook page, Philadelphia SCA Fighter Practice Info, you can look here for updates, here is the address. https://www.facebook.com/groups/418987514805816/

The new location is within the borders of the Shire of Hartshorn-dale. We thank the good people of Hartshorn-dale for allowing us to use a site in their lands.

Herald’s Report – Lady Ragna Grímólfsdóttir

See report on website here – Herald’s Report

Chronicler’s Report – Lady Triona MacCasky

Lady Triona has volunteered to be the new chronicler (waves hi). I apologize for any name misspellings and abbreviations as this is my first report and I’m still getting the hang of it.

Knight Marshal’s Report – Lord Egill Illugasson

Not present. See note about new fighter practice in the Seneschal’s report.

Rapier Marshal’s Report – Don Melchior Kriebel

Not present. Practice is on Wednesday nights in NE Philadelphia, see website for address.

Exchequer’s Report – Mistress Philadelphia Brown

Final receipts for Yule are in, the formal report will be ready shortly. Yule did quite well as there were a great deal more walk-ins than originally forecast. Question was raised if we should consider the kingdom tithe even though it is not yet in effect, but no decision was made.

Chamberlain’s Report – Honorable Lord Bryan mac Dhughaill an Boghadair

THL Bryan has volunteered to be our new chamberlain.

Minister of Arts & Sciences’ Report – Lady Maryna Borowska

Crown & Queen A&S is rapidly approaching. Also, C&Q Bardic is happening down in Caer Adamant on Feb. 22nd and there will be scribal and fiber arts classes in addition to the competition that day. Come out and support our neighbors to the south.

Minister of the Lists’ Report – Mistress Judith the Confused

Now that winter is upon us, it 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 event. 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 deputy-molteam@bhakail.eastkingdom.org. AND don’t forget to keep hydrated, it’s easy to overlook your water intake during these winter months.

Chatelaine’s Report – Lady Chana Freidl the Maker

I continue to get emails from the EK website, and the people contacting us are very interested in joining in! We also had several newcomers join us at Tavern, and it seemed like everyone had a great time. Now that Ysmay and Mael Eoin are a bit more settled in the new house, hopefully we can have a Black Boot day soon and start working on getting these guys more integrated in the fields they would like to be in! A lot of them are looking forward to thrown weapons and archery as well, so we all eagerly await the spring.

Chancellor Minor’s Report – Lady Roseia Poseia

Children’s Activity are available apron request. Please contact Roseia Posey at 181843@members.eastkingdom.org. I helped Barony of Carillion with youth activities at Bellringers. The kids and made paper plate tambourines. We also played games – Goose and Parcheesi. Everyone had a good time. Rosie also asked if people could save the caps from milk jugs as well as empty toilet paper rolls to be used as supplies for crafts for the children.

Webminister’s Report – Lord Rúni inn írski

Nothing to report.

Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust’s Report – Vacant

The Honorable Lord Martyn de Halliwell has stepped down as Seneschal. A new Seneschal will be announced at the next business meeting.

New Business

  • Thrown weapons – Practice will be starting again at Mikael’s house. Practices will be every other Sunday starting March 15th and every Wednesday night starting in April. There is also the possibility of archery practice at his home as well.
  • Archery Loaner Gear – Lady Maryna has asked the barony for $300 to purchase loaner gear for archery practice.
  • Commons and Champions – To be at the end of August. A final date should be announced at the next meeting.
  • Yule – A call has been put out for bids for Yule 2020.
  • Business Meeting Location – We are still looking for a permanent place for the business meeting. Their Excellency’s have offered their home for the time being, but we don’t want to abuse their hospitality.
  • Social – There was also discussion of where to hold Social and the current thought is alternating between Yards in the city and out in the Media area (or perhaps points north). Input it welcome.
  • Camping Event – His Excellency Muin has proposed the idea of Bhakail hosting a camping event. If anyone knows of appropriate sites, please let his Excellency or the Seneschal know.
  • German-American Society Demo – As part of our agreement with the German-American Society for the use of the site for Yule and Tavern, we have agreed to participate in a demo for them. This year they would like help with an 18th century demo in October. They understand that this is past our time period, so they are not expecting full garb (unless you have appropriate garb). More details to follow.

Old Business

  • PennsicPre-reg is open, so if you are planning on camping with Bhakail, please let Lady Chana know before you pre-reg. We can fit a few more people in camp this year, but we will need to figure out how to manage the planned influx of campers for next year, Pennsic 50. We will be having our first Pennsic planning meeting within the next few weeks so we can start discussing this. Another update since last year: Lady Chana has been in touch with the coordinator for disability services regarding C-PAP charging. The rules for our camp can be adjusted in order to make it easier for our camp members to charge their devices. I will email the Pennsic Google Group in order to announce the date and location for the meeting, so if you are interested in joining the group and are not already a part of it, please contact Lady Chana at 232223@members.eastkingdom.org.

Salamander Pursuivant’s Report, 2020-06

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.

May 2020:

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

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.

May 2020: 

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

March 2020:

— Scolastica Capellaria’s name and device (Per bend sinister gules and azure, a drawn bow reversed with arrow nocked and a unicorn couchant contourny regardant argent) 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


Salamander Pursuivant’s Report, 2020-05

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.

April 2020:

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

April 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.

February 2020:

— 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.

 

In service,

Ragna Grímólfsdóttir


Salamander Pursuivant’s Report, 2020-04

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.

April 2020:

—  The annual April Fool’s letter has been submitted and posted to OSCAR (Online System for Commentary and Response). The heralds laughed, as many shenanigans were had.

—  The East’s official ILoI has not yet been posted.

March 2020:

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

 

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.

March 2020: 

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

February 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) were 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.

January 2020:

—  Samuel di Bianca’s new name (Samuel di Bianca) has been accepted.

December 2019:

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

 

Pennsic

For those who 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


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