Watch an episode of Escapes with Nigel, where he attends an SCA demo held by the Canton of Caer Draeth on July 12, 2014.
In November AS 14, Skraeling Althing held the first Feast of the Hare.
Congratulations to Sir Steinnar Aggarson and THL Lyða Langackrdottir, the new Heirs of Ealdormere!
In October AS11, Sir Finnvarr de Taahe, fighting for Caellyn FitzHugh, won the title of Prince of the Middle Kingdom. Though not born in the Northlands (he immigrated from the East Kingdom, while still their king) he was the first of those who dwelt in the lands that would one day become Ealdormere to claim a crown.
Have you ever heard of the Ealdormere Scroll of Honour? Well, now it's live on the Kingdom of Ealdormere Website, though you should see it in person for full effect!
Kingdom Web Minister
September AS 10 saw the shire hosting a post-war reconciliation tournament. It was at this tournament that Sylard of Eagleshaven, that notorious mercenary and later a member of the Order of the Laurel, was first seen.
Many are the joys of a Summer reign! We have just experienced a stellar joy - that of witnessing a gallant Crown Tournament fought in beautiful weather by bravely attired gentles, and culminating in victory by Their Graces Trumbrand and Kayla. Wassail and welcome to the Heirs to the throne of the North.
Another joy we experience weekly as we travel through the Kingdom, seeing Our Subjects at their many worthy endeavours. Your happy faces and energetic mien truly delights us. Not even the looming
shadow of War can damp the spirits of Northerners - nay, it seems to make fighters the fiercer and artisans more creative, and lend added beauty to song and vigour to dance.
When we lead Our Companies out on the Pennsic
fields we know the name of Ealdormere shall as
always be honoured and glorious in the eyes of the
Siegfried and Ragni
Rex et Regina
Court of TRM Siegfried and Ragni
June 28, 2014
* A moment of silence was held for Lady Bridget Larkin and other absent friends
* New thrones were presented by Lord Augustine von Bricksten
* Populace swore fealty
* Lady Eeva the Restless made a presentation of banners
* His Grace Sir Nigel MacFarlane recognized the fighters of the day.
AOA - Adelaide van der Eych (a big damn rock was the scroll)
AOA - Aerik Leikson
* Lord Eirik Anderson was put on vigil for the Order of the Pelican
* Lady Asa Gormsdottir was put on vigil for the Order of the Laurel
AMH - Lady Eluned verch Angor
AMH - Lady Elicia Ahearn of Bastile du Lac
ASB - Lord Daffyd ap Alun
ASB - Lord James Edgarson
AO - Lady Catriona Inghean Ragnail
ASB - Lady Alienor la Fileuse
OW - THL Daniel of Whitby
OC - THL Avelyn of the Hedge
OTH - Baron Shahid Al-Hassan
Court Baroness - Mistress Helen of Greyfells
* Lord Varakii Varenko Vikovitch was put on vigil for the Order of Chivalry
Laurel - Mistress Tarian verch Gadarn
Magnus Strykwind - Award of Arms
Mateo the Skrael - Wolf's Cub
Marie L'Englois - Order of the Crucible
Gottfried von Hengstberg - Award of Arms
Laili - Award of Arms
Special thanks to Lady Gwendolyn of Aldburg for taking the above photos.
Many are the joys of a Summer reign! We have just experienced a stellar joy - that of witnessing a gallant Crown Tournament fought in beautiful weather by bravely attired gentles, and culminating in victory by Their Graces Trumbrand and Kayla.
Wassail and welcome to the Heirs to the throne of the North.Another joy we experience weekly as we travel through the Kingdom, seeing Our Subjects at their many worthy endeavours. Your happy faces and energetic mien truly delights us. Not even the looming shadow of War can damp the spirits of Northerners - nay, it seems to make fighters the fiercer and artisans more creative, and lend added beauty to song and vigour to dance.
When we lead Our Companies out on the Pennsic fields we know the name of Ealdormere shall as always be honoured and glorious in the eyes of the Known World.
Siegfried and Ragni
Rex et Regina Ealdormere
On Friday, June 13, AS 32, House Fettered Fleur was founded. It was joint household of Viscount Menken Brechen and Dame Eleanor Cadfan and was dedicated to the chivalric ideals of hospitality, courtesy and service, as well as the pursuit of excellence in both the martial and peaceful arts.
Court Report for Pikeman's Pleasure - June 7th, 2014
by Master Brand Thorwaldsen
Award of the Maiden's Heart - Fulk Beauxarmes
Award of the Orion - Brendan Hunterson
Order of Thorbjorn's Hammer - Godfrey Archer
Order of the Wain - Mahild de Valognes
Cake and Singing - Menken Brechen
Excerpt from the Second Quarter ECoH report:
"We had excellent representation from the ECoH at our recent Crown Tourney. I was immensely impressed and proud of the excess of volunteers for voice heraldry. The professionalism and good cheer among all made everything from processional; tourney and courts all run very smoothly. I don’t think I've ever been more proud to be a herald than I was by the end of that day."
I wish to thank every member of the College of Heralds for their excellent service and performance at Crown Tourney.
Cainder ingen Hui Chatharnaig
Trillium Principal Herald
Inspired by his lady, Trumbrand the Wanderer won the rights to the Northern Thrones and to make Kaylah the Cheerful Princess at Ealdormere Crown Tournament!
The third Royal Game Tourney will be held this coming Saturday at Crown Tourney TIME PERMITTING. It will be held after the end of the tournament to decide the heirs of our kingdom, and court. The featured game will be Alquerque. You can find rules on the Games Guild webpage, and you can practice online at the link below. Please note, the only online version of Alquerque I have found so far seems a little buggy, but you should get the gist if things. It plays similar to checkers.
Colyne Stewart, Chancellor of Games
Court of Their Majesties Queen Ragni Dzintara of Amberhall & King Siegfried Brandboern - Fruits of our Labours
Aiden Sceotend - Award of the Scarlet Banner
Dannon Galbraith - Award of the Wolf's Cub
Lucien Galbraith - Award of Arms
Patrov Roelfsson - Award of the Scarlet Banner
I have recently met with the Privy Council and we have come to the decision not to continue hosting the Ealdormere Wiki as a Kingdom.
We will release the database and files to the populace of Ealdormere as we do recognize that the community assembled the content and we want to release that to the populace should someone desire to maintain the Wiki.
If you would like to take over the wiki, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am looking for my first deputy - a Kingdom Cartographer!
I am looking for a deputy to organize and implement the creation of new Kingdom Maps for display and use of the Kingdom Website and the populace at large. While we have some nice digital maps, they are dated and are sorely in need of updating.
You don’t have to create maps yourself (though that would certainly be a nice attribute)
If you are interested is this job please contact me at email@example.com
THL Eirik Andersen
Kingdom of Ealdormere Web Minister
On the thirteenth day of May, in the thirteenth year of the Society, the northern shires were recognized as a true barony of the Middle Kingdom by King Merowald II and Queen Kirsten II. So thus in our northern lands the number of thirteen is no ill omen but a sign of good fortune.
The name of this new barony was Septentria, which, as Duke Sir Finnvarr later explained, was derived from the Latin septentriones, meaning north, northern region, or north winds. The Barony’s arms featured a bear, representing the northern lands, and three interlaced chevronels in honour of the three founding shires—Eoforwic, Ben Dunfirth and Noerlanda. Gillian d’Uriel—who designed the barony’s arms—then became the first Baroness of Septentria.
These are the Combatants for the Crown Tournament of King Seigfreid and Queen Ragni
Duke Trumbrand the Wanderer for Duchess Kaylah the Cheerful
Duchess Kaylah the Cheerful for Duke Trumbrand the Wanderer
The Honourable Lord Guillaume le Breton for Countess Joleicia of Litchfield
Mistress Aelfwyn aet Langanwuda for Lord Evan Quicktongue
Baron Richard Larmer for Baroness Annabelle Makmyllane
Baron Tiberius of Warwickshire for Baroness Anne Tinker
Baron Kolbjorn Skatkaupandi for Baroness Wencenedl of Rokesburg
Baron Giovanni d’Enzinas for Baroness Lucia d’Enzinas
The Honourable Lord Gann for The Honourable Lady Maiwen
The Honourable Lord Bjarn Aaronson for Lady Orlaith inghen Cinada meic Briain
Lord Rorik for The Honourable Lady Jocelyn Roget de Cranewell
The Honourable Lord Hans Thorvaldson for Lord Pelayo of Marchmount
Lord Pelayo of Marchmount for The Honourable Lord Hans Thorvaldsson
The Honourable Lord Amelius Claudius Rattanicus for The Honourable Lady Isabel Atwyll
Lord Edward of Flaming Sky for The Honourable Lady Constance Payne of Caldrithig
Lady Ailis de la Marche of Eoforwic for Lady Elanna of House Marchmount of Eorforwic
Jack Mongo the Pirate for Lady Eeva the Restless
These are the 17 pairs of Combatants and Consorts fighting for the Line of the North.
On behalf of Their Majesties Seigfreid and Ragni,
In Service, I remain,
Baroness Kersteken Janzdochtere
Have you ever wondered about what events led to the founding of Ealdormere? Or it's local groups? The History of Ealdormere website is a repository os histories written about the kingdom and its baronies, shires and cantons. Several new histories have recently been added, so if you've never visited the site before, now is a good time!
On the 26th day of April 2014 (AS 48), Baron Siegfried Brandbeorn, knight of the Society, and squire to Duke Sir Finnvarr deTaahe, and Ragni Dzintari, wife of the same Finnvarr, were crowned as King and Queen of Ealdormere. Though it was his right to Crown Ragni as the Queen of the north, King Siegfried, on behalf of true love, gave that right to Finnvarr. Before an emotional crowd, Duke Finnvarr placed the Crown of the Queen of Ealdormere upon the brow of his lady wife.
CROWN - Siegfried Brandbeorn
CROWN - Ragni Tzintara of Amberhall
* TE Rising Waters announced their intent to step down
* TRM announced their champions made during the day
- Queen's Champion - Menken Brechen
- Fencing Champion - Giovanni d'Enzinas
- Archery Champion - Brendan Hunterson
- Thrown Weapons Champion - Christiana MacNamara
- Gaming Champion - Eirik Anderson
- Minister of Candy - Evaine of Amberhall
* TRM announced the new Kingdom Signet is Marguerite Gingraix, and thanked Augusta Gamerelli for her service
* Ambassadors from Aethelmarc brought greetings and gifts
* Ben Dunfirth presented the profits from Kingdom A&S, accepted by Kingdom Exchequer
AMH - Reynard de Foch of Ravenglass
AO - Chiara Stella
DUKE - Nigel MacFarlane
DUCHESS - Adrielle Kerrec
Final Court of Nigel and Adrielle April 26, 2014
HAMMER - Gunther Wahlstadt of Bremen
SCROLL OF HONOUR - Colyne Stewart
WAIN - Sven Gunnolfr Ragnaldson
WAIN - Aelfwyn et Langanwude
TH Lady Jocelyn Roget de Cranewell -Royal Favour
Lord Rorik -Queen's Favour
Mistress Aelfwyn et Langanwude - King's Favour
King's Favour - Duke Brannos
Thank you to everyone who made Coronation such a great time. We had a great day and it was a wonderful end to our reign. It was wonderful to share the day with friends from near and far and to see some faces we haven't seen in a very long time. Special thanks once again to our household for their patience and support this past year - especially Mahault and Mahhild for being Chancellor and Chamberlain. Thank you as well to those who served as our Champions, Mistress Ælfwyn Langanwuda, Lord Rorik, TH Lady Jocelyn and Lady Ailis - you were all amazing and we were so humbled to have you be our champions. To the Kingdom - we were touched by the support and enthusiasm which you shared with us, truly without You we are nothing as Crown. It was such a privilege to be able to welcome so many new folks, bestow awards on talented and deserving folks and to share the past year with you all.
Congratulations and Wassail to TRM Siegfried and Ragni - We were wonderfully surprised with the Ducal Estates you granted us.
Thank you all, cheers
Nigel and Adrielle
In April AS 18 the people of the north held an arts and sciences competition at which many wonderful works were shown. Many awards were granted to recognize the skills of their crafters. Most notable of all was Sylard of Eagleshaven’s induction into the Order of the Laurel for his metalwork.
AoA Ashling of Petrea Thule
AoA Theodora Madelena de Volterra
Maiden's Heart TH Lord Brendan Hunterson
Hammer Lord Graeme de Liste de Cherbourg
Hammer Mistress Aurelia Gabriana
Mistress Aelfwyn also gifted the Kingdom a set of Court Baronacy Coronets for regalia. These would be day loaners for the Crown to use should they chose to bestow a Court Baronacy but where they have not had an opportunity to have a Coronet made. The recipient would return it to the Crown at the end of the day and be responsible for commissioning their own Coronet.
We also gifted Lady Kaisa a gift certificate for a pair of Bohemond Shoes. We chose her as she has already added to much to the Kingdom during her short time in the SCA and she is continually striving to improve her kit and in doing so has inspired Us.
Nigel and Adrielle
Rex et Regina Ealdormere