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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.

November 2018 Business Meeting Notes

Old Business

  • New Business Meeting Locations!
  • Yule
    • West Kingdom has been hit hard by wild fires, we plan on collecting  donations of well cared for garb at Yule to send to them.
    • PayPal closes on Nov 28.  Get your Preregs in soon!
    • Volunteers are still needed for setup, tear down, servers, and  Gate Guard.
  • Tavern
    • Volunteers are still needed for setup, tear down, servers, and  Gate Guard.

New Business

  • We have been contacted by representatives of The Mill at Anselma (a national historic site) who have offered us use of their grounds for events.  The site is in the Shire of Hartshorn -dale.
  • 100 Minutes War quickly approaches (Saturday November 17th)

Officer Reports

  • Coronet-
    • Crown Tourney happened last weekend and a new Prince and Princess have been crowned.  This is the first Unbelted Prince in over 20 years.
  • Seneshal-
    • We are entering the colder months and though the number of events wanes and attendance falls he is happy to see the number of people who still attend them.
  • Exchequer-
    • We have money
  • MOAS-
    • A&S evenings are happening on Thursday nights at Lady Eleanora Tilamaker house
  • MOL-
    • Looking for help at Shire Wars
  • Web Minister-
    • Websites continue to work
  • Herald-
    • If you submitted a Name/Device/Badge at Pennsic please let her know
  • Chancellor Minor-
    • Reminder that “Youth Activities” is NOT a babysitting service and that an adult or responsible teenager.
    • There are plans for a Salamander Hunt at Yule
    • Volunteers need to assist with Youth activities at Yule.
  • Chamberlin-
    • Currently looking for a replacement
    • New storage shelves at Mistress Philadelphia’s home
    • Planning a Post-Yule Inventory
  • Chatelaine-
    • New members are active in the group
    • Gold Key Garb, looking to make simpler garb that may be less intimidating, needs pouches & belts if you have any to donate please email chatelaine@bhakail.eastkingdom.org
    • Planning a Post-Yule Inventory
    • Looking to sell old garb to raise funds to make new garb at a Plague Sale, possibly at Commons.
  • Bailiwick
    • Next Business is Monday November 19th at the Van Pelt Library.
    • Looking to hear back from Kingdom about Zip Codes changes

Coronet Report – June 2018

To the Barony of Bhakail, the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust, and their friends and neighbors, from Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba, greetings and wishes of good health!

Barony Beyond the Mountain Investiture – 5/19/18

We traveled to BBM to see Our Cousins, Dorigen of Lewes and Eloise of Coulter step down, and Our new Cousins, Mark Red Hand and Gwenllian ferch Llewelyn Invested as the new Baron and Baroness Beyond the Mountain. We met with the incoming Baron and Baroness, along with the rest of House Runnymede, and gave them a gift of an embroidered table runner made by Lady Rosaiea Posaiea.

Hunter’s Picnic – 5/26/18

We joined friends in the Shire of Caer Adamant at Hunter’s Picnic, a small and very friendly afternoon stewarded by Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne and Lady Mairi Crawford. Baroness Suba joined the discussions at the Athena’s Thimble solar. Eirani inn Sporr was the Head Cook and set out a delicious lunch with help from Lady Mairi Crawford, Lord Sean O’Morain, Mistress Hedewigis Ockenfussin, and Lord Hallbjorn Tryggvason. Thank you to our friends in Caer Adamant for a fine day!

King’s & Queen’s Armored Champions / Sommer Draw – 6/2/18

After traveling to the Barony of Bergental, we stepped out of our roles as Baron and Baroness and helped herald the tourney to choose the new Armored Champions. Vivant to the Honorable Lord Arne Ulrichson, newest King’s Champion, and to the Honorable Lord Ozurr the Boot-Giver, newest Queen’s Champion!

Upcoming Event – Iron Bog Investiture / King’s & Queen’s Archery Champions – 6/16/18

We plan to travel to the Barony of Iron Bog to see Our Cousin Creatura Christi of Oaks step down and Our new Cousins and friends of the Barony, Declan Gobha and Aibhilin inghean ui Phaidin, Invested as the Baron and Baroness.

Upcoming Event – Barren Sands Demo – 6/23/18-6/24/18

The Barony has been asked to help staff a demo being held by the Shire of Barren Sands. The demo will be held at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 1000 Village Dr, Millville, NJ 08332. They will need help staffing the demo both Saturday and Sunday. The site is open to the public from 10am to 5pm on both days. Camping is available at the site. This demo is not currently listed on the EK Calendar and details are only available on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/191477601368406/

Upcoming Event – Pennsic – 7/28/18-8/12/18

As we get closer to Pennsic, we will be discussing with the camp the options for hosting both Filk Night and Period Games & Music night. Filk Night is traditionally held on middle Friday. Period Games & Music is traditionally held on Tuesday of War week, however, this year EK Court will be held that night. We have spoken to Our Cousins of the Barony of Flaming Gryphon in the Midrealm. They would like to continue our ongoing chess match at PG&M, so we are considering holding that party on Sunday night this year. We will also be holding a brief Court at Pennsic, though the date and time haven’t been confirmed yet. We were considering doing it a half-hour before we are to line up for Opening Ceremonies.

Upcoming Event – Champions and Commons – 8/26/18

We will be choosing our new Baronial Armored Champion, Ladies’ Armored Champion, Baronial Rapier Champion, and Ladies’ Rapier Champion at this event. We are looking forward to an excellent day of fighting. We will also be holding Order meetings for the Salamander and the Horse. We are also planning to hold a sizable Court, so that Our Court at Yule will be shorter in case it becomes a Royal Progress. We encourage everyone from the Barony to join us at Commons and spend the day.

Retiring Officer – Chronicler

Please note that the Barony is searching for a new Chronicler. We would thank Lady Lianor de Matos for her service and for continuing in the role as we look for someone new to manage this office. For Lianor, Vivat!

Retiring Officer – Chamberlain

We would like to thank Lord Martyn de Haliwell for his service to the Barony as Chamberlain! Your efforts organizing, storing, and moving the Barony’s property have been well done and much appreciated! Vivat!

In closing

Thank you all for your efforts with the Barony. Everyone’s positive actions, from participating in fight practice, to crafting, to helping run the daily life and events of the Barony, enriches us. We appreciate all you offer. Until next month,

Pray know we remain,

 – Rowen and Suba

Coronet Report – May 2018

Greetings and all good things to the Barony of Bhakail and the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust and those others who read these words, from Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba!

Balfar’s Challenge – 4/21/18

Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba attended Balfar’s Challenge in the Barony of Dragonship Haven. There was word from the Court of Their Majesties, Brennan III and Caoilfhionn III. Lady Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcacova was inducted into the Order of the Maunche! Vivat! There was also word from the Court of Their Excellencies Dragonship Haven, Joseph and Brose. They have given Their Barony’s Award of the Fiskur, a service token, to Lord Morwill MacShane, Lady Triona MacCaskey, and Lord Kamejima Matasaburou Takauji called Taka. Vivant!

Scribal Schola in the Shire – 4/28/18

Baroness Suba had a wonderful time learning new skills in calligraphy and illumination and was pleased to help our neighbors in the Shire of Caer Adamant in supporting their event. It is hoped that this event will happen again. Regretfully, modern obligations prevented Baron Rowen from attending.

Philly Ren Faire Demo – 5/5/18-5/6/18

Baron Rowen attended the demo held at the Philadelphia Renaissance Faire. Baroness Suba was unable to be there, as She was attending to obligations at Crown Tourney.. We would like to thank everyone who came out to support this demo. In addition to our Barony, we were aided by residents of Iron Bog, Barren Sands, and Hartshorn-dale, and we very much appreciated their support. We had armored fighters, rapier fighters, musicians, and artisans working on many types of crafts. We feel we had a good showing, particularly on Saturday, and would like to thank Maitresse Sabine de Kerbriant for organizing the Barony’s participation both days.

In addition, Our Knight Marshal, Baron Vachir Arslajin took Wilhelm Grün as his Man-at-Arms at the Demo on Saturday. Vivant to Vachir and Wilhelm!

Crown Tournament – 5/5/18

Baroness Suba was pleased to attend the East Kingdom Crown Tourney in the Barony of Ruantallan. Vivant to our new Prince and Princess, Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke and Mistress Vienna de la Mer! In addition, friends of the Barony were also competitors. Baron Fearghus O’Conchobhair competed for crown and for the honor of Baroness Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal.

The Scribal Art of Bhakailis and Friends

The works of the the scribes of Bhakail and its friends continue to be displayed in Royal Court. We have heard that given out were scrolls created by Lady Triona MacCaskey, Lady Mairi Crawford, Lady Mýrún Leifsdóttir, Lady Shoshana Gryffyth, and Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne.

Board of Directors Seeks Commentary

There are two issues on which the Board of Directors of the SCA is seeking input.

The SCA Board of Directors is seeking commentary on their proposed language addressing hate speech. http://socsen.sca.org/request-for-comments-hate-ban-language/

Commentary on a new SCA Mission Statement and Statement of Core Values is sought by the Board of Directors. http://socsen.sca.org/mission-core-board-request-for-commentary-revised-mission-statement-and-core-values/

If you have input you wish to give on these issues, please contact the BoD via the links above.

First Year

As we come up to the end of our first year as Baron and Baroness, we cannot thank the Barony enough for the support you have shown us and the enthusiasm you show for the Barony and the SCA. You each make us proud to be Bhakailis. Waauugghh, Bhakail!


Pray know we remain,

 – Rowen and Suba

Coronet Report – April 2018

2018-04 – Coronet Report

To the Barony and the Bailiwick, and those others to whom these present letters come, greetings and wishes of good health from Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba!

Gulf Wars – 3/10/18-3/18/18

At Gulf Wars, held in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, Mistress Juliana von Altenfeld took the Honorable Lady Alexandra Blacksheep as her apprentice. May this be a successful relationship for them both!

Mudthaw – 3/24/18

Mudthaw, held in the Barony of Settmour Swamp, was a good day for Bhakailis! In the afternoon, Baroness Ysmay de Lynn became the protege of Mistress Hedewigis Ockenfüßin. In Royal Court that evening, Thomas of Bhakail, the son of the Honorable Lord Bryan and Honorable Lady Alisia), was Awarded Arms. Our Bardic Champion, Juliana Bird was made a Companion of the Silver Brooch and Awarded Arms for her musical abilities. Lady Angela Mori was inducted into the Order of the Maunche for her talent in divers arts. Our Constable, Lord Cailin MacSalney, was inducted into the Order of the Golden Mantle for his skill in combat archery. And Lady Beatrice de Warynton, in recognition of her aid and crafting to the reign of Ivan and Mathilde, was awarded a Court Barony with a Grant of Arms! A good day for members of the Barony! Suba and I are very proud of all of you and your accomplishments! Well done, each of you!!

Last Court of Ivan and Matilde – 4/7/18

Word has come from the Last Court of Ivan and Matilde, held April 7, A.S. LII! Our own Lady Chana Freidl the Maker has been gifted the Queen’s Cypher! And our dear Master Mael Eoin mac Echuid has been given the King’s Cypher! Vivant, Mael Eoin and Chana! Waaauuuggghhh, Bhakail!

Requested event – Baronial Thrown Weapons Champions

We are still looking for someone to host a Baronial Thrown Weapons Championship. The possibility exists to hold this at a practice in Caer Adamant or at the coming practice in Buckland Cross.

Requested event – Baronial Champions and Commons

We’re also looking for someone to steward the Baronial Champions and Commons in August. For the last few years, this has been held on the last Sunday in August at Ridley Creek Park. This year, that would be August 26th.

New officers sought

The Barony is also looking for new officers to fill the roles of Chronicler and Chamberlain. If you are interested in either of these important offices, please reach out to Our Seneschal, Master Muin, or to us.


Thank you for taking the time to read and helping the Barony prosper!

Pray know we remain,

 – Rowen and Suba

Coronet Report – March 2018

To the Barony and the Bailiwick, and those others to whom these present letters come, greetings and wishes of good health from Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba!

AEdult Swim III – 2/17/18-2/18/18

Bhakail was well-represented at the AEdult Swim event held in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. A number of the Barony’s fighters and fencers took the opportunity to learn and train in a very competitive and educational environment. Well done!

Known World Arts and Sciences Symposium – 3/9/18-3/11/18

Our neighbors to the northwest, the Shire of Hartshorn-Dale, hosted the Known World Arts & Sciences Symposium. Several Bhakailis and friends of the Barony taught at this event. The Honorable Lady Shoshana Gryffyth, Don Lorenzo Gorla, Lady Rachel of Bhakail, and Master Muin maqq Minain all presented classes. Quite a few other Bhakailis attended and learned much from these teachers and many others. Additionally, the Bhakaili Branslers, under the direction of Maistresse Sabine de Kerbriant – Master Arden of Icomb, the Honorable Lady Siobhan inghean ui Dhonnabhain, Lord Cynon Mac an Choill, the Honorable Lady Grainne ni Cleirigh, the Honorable Lady Pia Maletesta d’Rimini, and the Honorable Lady Adelisa Salernitana – performed for the evening Ball. Vivant to Hartshorn-Dale for their successful Known World event!

East Kingdom 50 Year – 6/28/18-7/1/18

We have several things we’d like to bring up for this upcoming event.

First, we’ve been asked to prepare a single 8-1/2″ x 11” page with photos and text detailing the history of the Barony. We’ve written to the project organizer for more information and direction, as this is a new project we haven’t been involved with before. This page is supposed to be delivered to the EK50Y group by March 31.

Second, there will be a Memorial Garden at this event where those who have passed on can be remembered. If there are Bhakailis you would like to remember, the instructions are as follows. “For those whom you would like to honor in the Memorial Garden area, we ask that you please prepare a single 11 x 8.5 sheet (landscape orientation) with a photo and a short bio or whatever words you feel are appropriate. These pages will be placed within a plastic sheet protector and attached to decorated boards which will surround the Memorial Garden area.” If you would like the event to print these pages for you, they must be emailed by June 1. Otherwise, they can be delivered in person to the event. If you let Baron Rowen know if you plan on a memorial page and, if so, how many pages, he’ll communicate that to the event organizers.

Lastly, the Barony was allotted a 10’ x 10’ space at the event for the Hall of History, a display area for each Barony and Shire in the Kingdom. The event organizers have asked for the following.

  • A banner or sign displaying the name of the Barony or Shire
  • A large Baronial/Shire device displaying the arms of the Barony/Shire
  • Baronial Lineage
  • Pictures or items that are a part of the Barony’s/Shire’s history (example: coronets, gowns, casting molds from important items, mantles, old armor, new armor etc.)
  • Information on the history and traditions of the Barony/Shire

Recommended but not required:

  • Any written Barony/Shire histories
  • Displays of Barony/Shire traditions
  • Lists and depictions of Baronial/Shire level awards
  • All the things that make your Barony/Shire unique!

We are looking for someone who is planning on going to the event to take on organizing this display. This is a not-insubstantial project and will require coordinating with several members of the Barony. Master Muin has indicated that he will be at the event and can help coordinate on-site, however he is unable to be the project manager for this.

According to the project organizers, power is not readily available and we are required to bring all tables, chairs, stands, duct tape, and whatever else is needed for our display.


When we moved to the new Kingdom email system, the previous alias “officers@bhakail.eastkingdom.org” address went away. We think this was a useful way to communicate with all Baronial officers at one time and would like the officers’ input on having this means of communication again. We do have the option of setting up an email list on the Kingdom mail server, for example “bhakail_officers@lists.eastkingdom.org” or setting up a collaborative inbox that all the Baronial officers can be added to. This would look similar to a Google Group, as it’s based on that technology.

Runnymede Dinner at Pennsic

It was discussed at the Baronial Pennsic meeting about the option of Bhakail hosting this year’s Runnymede (the collective landed baronage of the East) Dinner. The people attending the meeting supported the idea. At the same time, the Vicereine of Ostgardr offered her household encampment, the Silver Horde, as host. Silver Horde has a larger space than we have available, and it is already outfitted with tables and chairs. Since Ostgardr itself is hosting next year’s dinner, it has been suggested that Bhakail take the lead in organizing, the Silver Horde host the physical space, and retainers from the attending Baronies help with setup, serving, and cleanup. Additionally, there are discussions at the moment about holding a shorter “cocktail hour” with light refreshments, rather than a full sit-down dinner. We will give the Barony more information on this as it becomes available.

Heirs to the Iron Bog Baronial Seat

Their Majesties Ivan and Matilde have announced the heirs to Baroness Creatura Christi of Oaks, Baroness of Iron Bog. Two of the Tadcasters have been selected for this honor. The Honorable Lord Lord Declan Gobha and his wife Lady Aibhilin inghean ui Phaidin will take the Baronial seat at Iron Bog Investiture and K&Q Archery Champions on June 16, 2018. Vivant to Declan and Aibhilin!

River Wars 2018

We have been contacted by the Honorable Lord Sterling de la Rosa about this year’s River Wars event. At this time, there is not a theme, nor competition scheduled between the Baronies. In addition, he wanted to share that they are looking at ways to make the event more affordable for families.

River Wars 2019

Master Collin Monro has contacted us about River Wars 2019. He is planning to organize a bid and would like to have a series of competitions between Bhakail and Iron Bog. He expects there to be competitions in armored and rapier combat, archery, thrown weapons, A&S, and possibly some event pitting the Barons of Bhakail and Iron Bog against each other. This is a tentative plan at the moment, as Master Collin has not yet submitted and had approved a bid for the 2019 event.

Requested event – Baronial Thrown Weapons Champions

We are soliciting bids from the Barony to organize a Baronial Thrown Weapons Champion event this coming spring. We’d ask that you work with Our current Champion, Lord Þorsteinn Hroðbjartsson, to find a day and site suitable to this. Lady Angela Mori and Lord Hilarius Drunck have offered their estate, perhaps on a Sunday in April or May, if this can be arranged.


That wraps up our rather lengthy report for this month. Waauugghh, Bhakail!

 – Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba

Coronet Report – February 2018

To the Barony, the Bailiwick, and the Canton, and those others reading these words, greetings from Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba!

Tavern, “At the Sign of the Stag and Sparrow” – 1/27/18

We’d like to thank Lord Matteo Cole Amici called Teo, the event steward for Tavern, and his deputy Lady Chana Freidl the Maker, for coordinating this event for Us. There seemed to be a great deal of laughter and camaraderie and this was a joy to be a part of. We would be remiss if we did not also thank Our Head Cook, Eirani inn Sporr, and her deputy, Lady Mýrún Leifsdóttir. We would also very much like to thank Mistress Philadelphia Brown for serving as the Door Warden the entire day.

We would also take a moment to thank David Anthony called the Creepy Bard for his service as Bardic Champion over the past year, and for setting up the competition and aiding with the judging this year. We would also like to thank Maitresse Sabine de Kerbriant for helping Us judge Our Bardic Competition. We are proud to say that We have selected Juliana Bird called Bird the Bard as Our new Baronial Bardic Champion!

Additionally We wish to thank the Honorable Lord Aurddeilen-ap-Robet for his service this last year as Gaming Champion and for his organizing and overseeing of this year’s competition. We are pleased to introduce Our new Baronial Gaming Champion, Lord Cailin MacSalny!

In Court that evening, we asked Bird and Cailin to take their places with Our retinue. Being greatly pleased by his performance in the Bardic Competition, We also offered the appointment of Court Magician to Lord Ian Douglas, which he accepted. We called for Lady Triona MacCasky and presented her with her Order of the Harlequin scroll, which had not been available at Commons in August when it was awarded. The scroll was made by Lady Cassandra Arques
de Northmannia, with words by Baron Rowen Cloteworthy. We also called for Our Rapier Marshal, Don Melchior Kriebel, and rewarded him with the Order of the Salamander for his long service to the Barony. He was given a scroll to commemorate the event, created by Baroness Aemelia Rose, words by Baroness Mari Clock van Hoorne.

At the Sign of the Dancing Fox – 2/3/18

As they do each year, the Bhakaili Branslers and friends, under the direction of Maitresse Sabine de Kerbriant, provided the music for Dancing Fox in the Shire of Nordenhalle. Baroness Suba was pleased to be able to perform as part of the Branslers, alongside Master Arden of Icomb, Lord Cynon Mac an Choill, Juliana Bird, David Anthony, Erin, the Honorable Lord Martyn de Halliwell, the Honorable Lady Adelisa Salernitana, and Lord Ian Douglas.

King’s and Queen’s A&S and Bardic – 2/10/18

We were very pleased to travel to the Crown Province of Ostgardr to attend the Kingdom’s A&S and Bardic Championships. In the morning We, along with many Bhakailis and friends of Bhakail, set up the vigil space for Our Seneschal, the Honorable Lord Muin maqq Minain, in preparation of his advancement to the Order of the Laurel. During the day, Lady Beatrice de Warynton became the student of Baroness Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal.

Bhakail was well-represented at this event. Baroness Ysmay de Lynn and Mistress Naomi bat Avraham were both judges for the A&S competition. In addition, Master Mael Eoin mac Echuid, Don Eldrich Gaiman, and Lady Aurelia Alfaiata d’Alcáçova were “shadow judges”, aiding and offering input on the competition judging.

In addition to A&S, Bhakail had several people involved with the Bardic Competition. Maitresse Sabine de Kerbriant, as the retiring Queen’s Bard, assisted with the judging of the competition. Our Baronial Bardic Champion, Juliana Bird called Bird the Bard, along with Lord Phelippe le Vigneron, David Anthony called Creepy Bard, Don Lorenzo Gorla, and Lord Ian Douglas all competed. David Anthony advanced to the second round. Bird and Phelippe advanced to the final four. In Court that evening, Bird was announced as the new King’s Bard!

Several other Bhakailis were recognized by Tzar Ivan and Tzaritsa Mathilde that evening. Lord Patraic O’Donagal and Lady Roseia Poseia were recognized for their service with the Order of the Silver Wheel. Jibril ibn Ammar al-Fayyad al-Sayyid was given a Court Barony for his service to the Crown and the combat archery community. In the final piece of business that evening, the Honorable Lord Muin maqq Minain was given the accolade of the Order of the Laurel for his excellence in the arts of jewelry-crafting and metalsmithing. Congratulations to all the Bhakailis and friends who participated in the event and were recognized in Court! We are well-pleased with the accomplishments of the Barony!

Upcoming event – Pennsic Planning Meeting, 2/18/18

There will be a Pennsic Planning Meeting at the Baronial Estate in Media on February 18, starting at 5pm and organized by Our campmaster this year, Lady Chana Freidl the Maker. Anyone who camps with the Barony at Pennsic is welcome to attend.

Requested event – Baronial Thrown Weapons Champions

We are soliciting bids from the Barony to organize a Baronial Thrown Weapons Champion event this coming spring. We’d ask that you work with Our current Champion, Lord Þorsteinn Hroðbjartsson, to find a day and site suitable to this. Lady Angela Mori and Lord Hilarius Drunck have offered their estate, perhaps on a Sunday in April or May, if this can be arranged.

Waauugghh, Bhakail!
– Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba

Coronet report – January 2018

Greetings to the people of the Barony, the Bailiwick, and the Canton, and the Barony’s friends, from Baron Rowen and Baroness Suba!

King’s and Queen’s Rapier Champions – 12/16/17

We would like to congratulate all the Bhakailis and friends of Bhakail who participated in the K&Q Rapier Champions held on December 16, 2017, in the Shire of Buckland Cross. Our Baronial Rapier Champion, Don Owynn Greenwood, and Our Ladies’ Rapier Champion, Lady Mýrún Leifsdóttir, both competed, as did Our Baronial Rapier Marshal, Don Melchior Kriebel.

Also participating were, in no particular order, Eva Von Koln, Don Eldrich Gaiman, Kamejima Takauji-dono called Taka, Baroness Wentlyanna Bengrek, Baron Matthew Miller, Lady Mairi Crawford, Don Berric Grayveson, Lord Morwill MacShane, Don Griffith Davion, Lord James O’Galleghure of Tyr Connal, Lord Ian Douglas, and Lady Ellynor Redpath. Several other members of the Tadcaster Militia also competed that day.

Don Gryffith Davion and Don Melchior Kriebel both advanced to the sweet 16. Don Melchior then advanced undefeated to the final four. Don Melchior, in a point of honor, gave up his one win advantage against his opponent, Don Devillin MacPherson, though he failed to advance from the semifinals.

In addition, Don Berric Grayveson took Kamejima Takauji-dono called Taka as his cadet.

East Kingdom 12th Night – 1/6/18

At East Kingdom 12th Night, held in the Barony of Endewearde on January 6, 2018, Lady Beatrice de Warynton was awarded a Seamstress to the Crown by Ivan and Matilde.

Upcoming events – Tavern, “At the Sign of the Stag and Sparrow” – 1/27/18

We hope you’ll join Us as We host our Baronial Bardic Championship and Our Baronial Gaming Championship!

Coronet Report – December 2017

Lunch Like Luther Demo – 11/19/17

Baroness Suba attended this demo and we’d like to thank everyone who helped make the demo a success!

  • Mistress Philadelphia Brown organized the demo for the German Society of Pennsylvania.
  • Mistress Juliana von Altenfeld prepared a lunch of German dishes Martin Luther may have eaten.
  • Maitresse Sabine de Kerbriant organized the musicians and prepared a number of songs the Martin Luther either wrote or would have been familiar with.

Thank you to everyone who helped out and supported this event! It is important to our contract with the German Society for the use of their hall for the Barony’s Yule celebrations.

Yule Revel in Renaissance Germany – 12/9/17

Many awards, both Baronial and Kingdom, were given to Bhakailis and friends of Bhakail!

Baronial Appointments

  • Berrick Grayveson – Admiral of the Bhakail Navy

Baronial Awards

  • Girsell MacLeoid – Baronial Brewing Champion
  • Muin maqq Minain – Baronial A&S Champion
  • Philadelphia Brown – Flame
  • Brunissende Dragonette de Brocéliande – Flame
  • Sabine de Kerbriant – Flame
  • Juliana von Altenfeld – Flame
  • Alesone Gray of Cranlegh – Flame
  • Livia Petralia – Flame
  • Triona MacCasky – Horse
  • Shoshana Gryffyth – Harlequin
  • John Marshall atte Ford – Harlequin
  • Morwill MacShane – Company of the Flame and Salamander
  • Cynon Mac an Choill – Company of St Hubert of Bhakail (Premier)
  • Philadelphia Brown – Crucible of Bhakail (Premier)

Kingdom Awards

  • Isabel de Kerbriant – Tyger’s Cub
  • Nishi’o Kagame – Award of Arms
  • Beatrice de Warynton – Silver Brooch
  • Chana Freidl the Maker – Silver Brooch
  • Girsell MacLeoid – Silver Brooch
  • Esmeralda Bytheway – Silver Wheel and Award of Arms
  • Bird the Bard – Troubadour
  • Margretha La Fauvelle – Laurel
  • Muin maqq Minain – Writ for Laurel

Thanks to everyone who helped make this our biggest and most festive event of the year! It takes many, many hands to make an event like Yule successful and We greatly appreciate everyone who helped make the day shine!

  • Mistress Philadelphia Brown and Dame Brunissende Dragonette de Brocéliande for stewarding the event.
  • Mistress Gisela Szabo and her staff for running the gate.
  • Everyone who helped set up the site the day before and the day of.
  • Those who came to attend and help with Their Majesties’ Curia.
  • The members of the BoD who agreed to a meet-and-greet with the populace.
  • The Honorable Lady Livia Petralia for preparing the dayboard.
  • Master Alesone Gray of Cranlegh for preparing the feast.
  • Everyone who helped prepare the dayboard and keep it stocked.
  • Everyone who helped cook and serve the feast.
  • All the brewers who helped stock the ratskeller from their personal supplies.
  • All the musicians who helped play at the vigil, during the day for ambiance and for the dancing, during Court, and during the feast.
  • Duchessa Diana Alene for organizing the dancers.
  • The Honorable Lord Aurddeilen ap Robet for organizing games in the ratskeller.
  • The Honorable Lady Alesia de Maris of Ravenstar for organizing children’s activities.
  • Mistress Lissa Underhill for organizing the Kingdom A&S Consultation table.
  • Mistress Naomi bat Avraham and and Lady Aibhilin inghean ui Phaidin for organizing the Kingdom Youth activities.
  • Everyone who stayed late to help clean up the kitchens and the halls.
  • All the scribes who prepared scrolls for Us and Their Majesties and all the retainers, guards, and heralds who took care of Their Majesties, Their Highnesses, and Us throughout the day and through Court.
  • The weather for giving us a picturesque snowfall that didn’t impact traffic too much.
  • We’d also like to thank the Honorable Lady Shoshana Gryffyth for organizing and helping us judge Our A&S Championship.
  • In addition, We’d like to thank Thane Alexander Makcristyne, Jarl Thorson, Master Dietrich Schwelgengräber, and Baron Titus Aurelius Magnus for helping us judge the Brewing Championship in the absence of Our retiring Champion, Lady Cassandra Arques.

Upcoming events – Tavern “At the Sign of the Stag and Sparrow” – 1/27/18.

We hope you’ll join Us as We host our Baronial Bardic Championship and Our Baronial Gaming Championship!