A question is often posed in the Kingdom of Ansteorra:

Which Region prevails over the others?

By the end of a glorious Saturday, Ansteorra may have that answer! To organize the efforts of fighters, artisans, bards, and archers come Three Centurions!

Representing the Northern Region:

Centurion Charles the Gray!

Hailing from the Central Region:

Centurion Absolon of Hereford!

Commanding efforts for the Southern Region:

Centurion Eric Morrison!

The victors will be chosen through prowess of chivalric melee fighting and rapier combat, the attention to detail of artisans, the swift accuracy of marksman, through the enchanting entertainment of bards, as well as the much needed volunteer work offered by each region.We ask that each competitor bring a donation for the war chest that will go to the winning region.COME SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR YOUR COMMANDER AND HELP DETERMINE THE VICTOR!

VOLUNTEERS!

Do your talents lie with helping and serving others?
Each hour worked by volunteers will contribute to the cause of your region. There will be many opportunities (such as gate shifts, marshaling, fighter support, et cetera) to help serve your region and provide for a smoother running event. With so many activities going on during the day, any help that can be given by volunteering is encouraged and greatly appreciated.

Any volunteers should give the individuals in charge of those activities their name, region, time started, and time stopped. The Shire will tally up the hours and award the region with the most hours the victory point for volunteering.

SITE FEES
Adult Event Registration $17
Adult Member Discount Event Registration $12
Minors 6-17 $5.00
Under 5 is free.
Family Max: $51 (or $36 if membership card present)

Make checks payable to: SCA Inc./Shire of Rosenfeld.

The event will be held at Lake Hawkins RV Park, Hawkins, TX, 156 County Road 3455, Hawkins, TX 75765

kingdom achievement

While the society and the Kingdom strive for greatness in many things, it is important that it also remember to love what its does.

This fundamental concept is embodied wholesale with our next subject. Originally from the Province of Mooneschaodwe, and a perpetual citizen of the north, his has risen from the ranks of aspiring fighter to become one of the of the backbone of the kingdom’s fighting arm while also embracing the spirit of hard work, generosity, and comradery.

Perhaps only one thing typifies this man more than his foolish grin, and that the spirit of enjoyment he carries with him nearly all the time at events and meetings.

From a Kingdom of Heroes comes Sör Vladislav “Vlad” Strelec

 

Introduction

What is your full SCA name and full title? Also, what do you prefer to go by at events?

Answer: Sör Vladislav Strelec, KSCA. Vlad is always preferred.

How long have you been playing in the SCA (also, how long have you been in Ansteorra)?

Answer: I have been playing in the SCA since the fall of 2003. I have lived in Ansteorra for the entirety of my SCA life.

 

How did you come into the SCA?

Answer: How did I come into the SCA? I hope you are ready for a good one. My sophomore year of college at Ok. State I was living in the dorms. One of the friends that I had made on my floor was a member of the SCA and had constantly harped and nagged and pleaded for me to come out and give it a try. Honestly, I wanted to but felt that I didn’t have the time. One day I saw my friend coming down the hall towards my room. He always entered a la Kramer from Seinfeld, so I locked the door and let him run smooth into it. After I got done laughing I let him in while I started working on an assignment. He just stood there in silence watching me type. A little fact about said friend, he had the ability to pass gas at will. So, while I was typing he decided to call upon this ability and let it rip. I was beyond irritated and told him to get out of my room or we were going to fight. He said this, “Okay, let’s do it. K-D lawn at noon on Sunday” and walked out of the room. I just stood there wondering if I had just been called out to duel Old West style. So, I showed up at the aforementioned date and time, saw a bunch of people having the time of their life, found my friend, suited up, and fought for what felt like hours (in actuality, was only about 5 minutes). I. Was. Hooked. The fighting brought me in, but the people that I met that day were what kept me. To this day they are still some of the best friends that I have and I would not be where I am today if not for them.

 

What is your (current) persona?

Answer: Short Answer: 1358 Ottoman Turkish

Long Answer: Romany, rounded up in the Wallachian slave trade, sold to the Ottomans, rose up through the devsirme to become a Turkish Spahi and timar holder.

 

What is your local SCA group? Have you played in any other groups previously?

Answer: Currently I have the pleasure to reside in the Barony of Wiesenfeuer. I started playing in the Province, then Shire, of Mooneschadowe, and had a brief yet very enjoyable stay in the Barony of Eldern Hills. Northern Region boy, through and through.

 

Are you an officer, deputy, or in another type of leadership role? (please feel free to elaborate on any of these you feel comfortable with, including time in, the job, and your favorite parts of the job)

Answer: Currently I am not an officer, but I have been Deputy Knight Marshall and Hospitaler during my time in Mooneschadowe. Being the Hospitaler was probably the most rewarding position I have ever had. Being able to see the spark in someone’s eye when you get to tell them all the wonderful things that we get to do with (and to) our friends.

 

Skillsets within the SCA

What activates do you most often participate in at events?

Answer: Fighting is primarily what I do at events, be it tournaments, melees or teaching during pick-ups. I have been known to pick up a bow or a throwing spear (I’ll leave the axes and knives to the professionals). And generally anything that anyone needs done I am more than happy to oblige.

 

What activities do you most often participate in with your local group?

Answer: Weekly fighter practices and when my schedule permits I like to help with the pop-up shed clean outs or work days.

 

What awards do you have, and why/how did you receive them?

Answer: I have an AoA, Sable Talon, Sable Comet (from Mooneschadowe), Centurion of the Sable Star, Sable Falcon, Knight of the Society, Flame of Chivalry (from Their Excellencies Ciarn and Branislava, Wiesenfeuer), and have held the King’s Blade of Chivalry two times (Lochlan III and Gabriel I).

 

Do any of your awards have a particular emotional significance to you?

Answer: Becoming a Knight of the Society was a pinnacle achievement for me and I strive to be worthy of that accolade every day. Being awarded the honor of carrying the King’s Blade of Chivalry also holds a great deal of significance for me. All of the devices on that scabbard and baldric are of very skilled, honorable, and great members of this Dream and I count myself lucky to be among them.

 

If someone were to see you at an event during the day, what would you most likely be doing?

Answer: Morning time they would see me hammering tent stakes or holding pavilion poles. Mid-day they would more than likely see me in armor and on the field or loving on my Lady and our child. In the afternoon if you don’t still see me in armor, I would be in the showers.

 

If someone were to see you at an event in the evening, what would you most likely be doing?

Answer: Either washing dishes and singing, talking with my friends and family, or sitting in the hafla playing my drum.

 

Have you tried a new activity recently, and if so, what was it and what were the results?

Answer: I attempted Knife, Axe, and Spear recently. Spear went great… Knife and Axe however were complete and utter failures. I don’t know if more practice would even help me. It was honestly that bad.

 

What is something in the SCA that you love to talk about?

Answer: I love delving into the history. Be it actual history or just listening to people recount their favorite moments in the SCA. That is something that keeps the fire burning for me.

 

Are there any SCA activities that you would like to learn more about?

Answer: Is all of them a good answer? My goodness, there are so many skilled people in this Kingdom and you can see they love what they do. It makes you want to do it too!

 

What do you feel is one of your strongest skills in the SCA?

Answer: I am a fighter and I love to fight.

 

What do you feel is a skill that you want to grow more in the SCA?

Answer: Leatherwork and woodworking are two things that I have always been interested in. When and if I have the time I would like to focus more on making those two things an actual skill set.

 

The Person

If someone wanted to talk with you at an event, or at a meeting, but didn’t know you, how would you like them to approach you and address you?

Answer: I am a very informal guy. If someone just came up to me, introduced themselves, and asked a question or we could talk about whatever they wanted to. As far as how they should address me, Vlad is just fine.

 

Do you consider yourself approachable, or perhaps a little intimidating?

Answer: I consider myself very approachable. One of the things I try to have with me at all times is a smile.

 

Could you talk about some of your SCA relationships? (students, teachers, friends, formal or informal).

Answer: Oh man. I had SO many people take me under their wing when I first started. Mooneschadowe was like my family. As far as formal relationships go, I was squired to Duke Jean Paul de Sens and Duchess Gilyan Alienora of Clonmacnoise. Jean Paul was one of the people that I met at my very first practice. I started just before he was announced to the Order of the Chivalry. When he was elevated I vowed to be their first squire. Sadly, I was number 2 or 3 (I have a squire twin). They helped shape me into the man I am today (in and out of the SCA) and continue to support and encourage me in my future. I now have a squire, Fynn Alreksson. He is a great guy that pushes me every week to be a better fighter, teacher, Knight, and person. To get someone like him as my first squire makes me feel very lucky. I am also a member of House Whitacre. Every one of my family in the SCA is like family to me outside of it. Honestly, I don’t think there is enough time or paper for you to print all the people that I hold in high regard.

 

Do you usually go to court? (why or why not)

Answer: Usually, yes. I go to cheer like a fool for awards and recognition of deserving individuals of the populace.

 

Some big issues

What is something about the current SCA that you would like to change, and why?

Answer: Recruitment. If you aren’t growing, then you are dying.

 

What do you feel is your biggest current contribution to the SCA?

Answer: I and my lovely bride had a beautiful baby girl recently. So, bolstering Ansteorra’s numbers one child at a time!

Ansteorran Achievement

When travelling the north, there can be no denying that strength of character or the determination embodied in the Barony of Namron. The barony’s people share the group’s lineage and heritage as the oldest barony in the northern region, and a work ethic rivaled only by its energetic embrace of both revels and haflas. it could be said that Namron and its people burn the candle at both ends and are proud of it every second of the day.

And likewise, it was no surprise that when the call went out for submissions to the Gazette, Namron’s people were some of the first to throw their hands up. So, it is against this background the Gazette introduces another Namron local to the kingdom. She is one of the kingdom’s newer members, but also one who embraced the society with both arms and a running leap.

From a Kingdome of Heroes comes Lady Villana Palazolo.

Introduction

Question: What is your full SCA name and full title? Also, what do you prefer to go by at events?
Answer: Lady Villana Palazolo, Villana

Question: How long have you been playing in the SCA (also, how long have you been in Ansteorra)?
Answer: Five years, all in Ansteorra

Question: How did you come into the SCA?
Answer: I had heard about it from a friend from high school. I started dating someone in the SCA and started coming out to Art and Sciences nights with him and also to events.

Question: What is your (current) persona?
Answer: I really don’t have an actual persona. My name in Italian, but I mainly wear Viking and Turkish.

Question: What is your local SCA group? Have you played in any other groups previously?
Answer: Barony of Namron is where I have always played

Question: Are you an officer, deputy, or in another type of leadership role? (please feel free to elaborate on any of these you feel comfortable with, including time in, the job, and your favorite parts of the job)

Answer: Northern Regional Hospitaler – I have been in this position for about 6 months.

Kingdom Armillary Herald – I have been in this position for about a year and a half. My job is to educate the populace of heraldry through classes and consultations. My favorite part of this job is helping people come up with their names and especially their devices.

Deputy to Northern Regional Herald – a few months

 

Skill sets within the SCA

Question: What activates do you most often participate in at events?
Answer: I like to autocrat, waterbearing, entourage and help wherever else is needed. If I am not working, I am usually hanging out with friends under the baronial pavilion working on some A&S craft.

Question: What activities do you most often participate in with your local group?
Answer: Heraldry, autocratting, scribal

Question: What awards do you have, and why/how did you receive them?
Answer: AoA, Sable Thistle – Lampworking, Sable Crane, Torsade of Namron

Question: Do any of your awards have a particular emotional significance to you?
Answer: My Sable Thistle – I felt like I was still a beginner in the field of lampworking when I got it, so knowing that people felt I had “expertise” in the field was quite a great feeling.

Question: If someone were to see you at an event during the day, what would you most likely be doing?
Answer: Helping someone with something.

Question: If someone were to see you at an event in the evening, what would you most likely be doing?
Answer: Sitting at court or hanging with friends somewhere… often going to bed early

Question: Have you tried a new activity recently, and if so, what was it and what were the results?
Answer: Lucet – it was fun, not sure it if for me though.

Question: What is something in the SCA that you love to talk about?
Answer: Heraldry

Question: Are there any SCA activities that you would like to learn more about?
Answer: Calligraphy

Question: What do you feel is one of your strongest skills in the SCA?
Answer- Service – I enjoy helping people in any way I can.

Question: What do you feel is a skill that you want to grow more in the SCA?
Answer – Scribal and calligraphy as well as heraldry.

The Person

Question: If someone wanted to talk with you at an event, or at a meeting, but didn’t know you, how would you like them to approach you and address you?
Answer: Just come up and say hi! I’ve been told I am can seem intimidating at first, but I really am not.

Question: Do you consider yourself approachable, or perhaps a little intimidating?
Answer: I would like to think I am approachable.

Question: Could you talk about some of your SCA relationships? (students, teachers, friends, formal or informal).
Answer: My only formal relationship is to Duchess Vanessa. I am her Protégé and have been for just over six months.
I met my husband, Diarmuid, better known as Jer, through the SCA singles page on Facebook and moved him out here from Aethelmarc.
I have come to know many of my friends in the SCA as my chosen family. We do not just spend time together at events, but many times throughout the week and on non-event weekends.

Question: Do you usually go to court? (why or why not)
Answer: Yes, because seeing people recognized for their hard work in their chosen field is wonderful. I love being on entourage for court shifts because you get to see look of surprise on the faces of the people who are receiving awards.

Some big issues

Question: What is something about the current SCA that you would like to change, and why?
Answer: The negative responses to those who are not perfectly period. Not everyone can afford to have their entire kit exactly period. While we are a group dedicated to recreating history, all we ask is that people make an attempt, and there is a better way to suggest to someone how they can improve their kits without being negative or rude. I’m big on “it’s not what you say, but how you say it.”

Question: What do you feel is your biggest current contribution to the SCA?
Answer: Currently, my biggest contributions are serving in multiple ways including autocratting, painting charters, and helping those develop their names and devices.

Ansteorran Achievement

From the Barony of Namron, the Ansteorran Gazette is honored to feature a lifelong member of the society and fixture of the northern region. For many in Namron, some of their earliest memories include a pleasant greeting from Adena, and if anyone had ever served feast in Narmon, its hard to imagine not running into her with a tray in one hand, and a pitcher of tea or water in the other.

From a Kingdom of Heroes comes Her Excellency, Adena Terricsdottir


Introduction

Question: What is your full SCA name and full title? Also, what do you prefer to go by at events?
Answer: Baroness Adena Terricsdottir, OP Adena is fine

Question: How long have you been playing in the SCA (also, how long have you been in Ansteorra)?
Answer: I have been in the SCA since I was born, so 35 years. My first event was a Namron Medieval Fair, and I was about a month old.

Question: How did you come into the SCA?
Answer: My mother, and that entire side of the family, has been in the SCA since the last 70’s. My Mother, Grandfather, 2 uncles and 2 aunts were all at Pennsic IV. My father began playing in the late 70s as well, with both of my parents in Caer Mear (where I still have a cousin who play), they moved to Ansteorra in 1980, and I was born in 1982. I have always lived in Namron, and always played in Ansteorra.

Question: What is your (current) persona?
Answer: 11th Century Norse

Question: What is your local SCA group? Have you played in any other groups previously?
Answer: Namron, Ansteorra. Always

Question: Are you an officer, deputy, or in another type of leadership role? (please feel free to elaborate on any of these you feel comfortable with, including time in, the job, and your favorite parts of the job)
Answer: I am a Pelican (which I think counts as a leadership role), but I am also currently the Namron Treasurer.

Skillsets within the SCA
Question: What activates do you most often participate in at events?
Answer: List Mistressing, feast serving, and Waterbearing. I have been working on learning new things, so I have recently been spending a lot of time under a pavilion learning from others.

Question: What activities do you most often participate in with your local group?
Answer: I always attend populace meeting (as an officer) and I sometimes attend A and S classes.

Question: What awards do you have, and why/how did you receive them?
Answer: My list is long, so without naming them ALL, I have mostly service awards, with a smattering of A and S awards in there too. I love being of service, and have done many types of service. Working with Kids was always a favorite, and I soon will be doing more there, I am sure. I enjoy doing work that is fast paced, but also organized (feast serving and list mistressing), and I love teaching others to do those same services.

Question: Do any of your awards have a particular emotional significance to you?
Answer: I was honored to receive a Compass Rose when I was young (for work with Children). I have always loved doing that, but it has fallen more towards the wayside as I got older. My elevation to Pelican will always hold a very special place in my heart, as will my Court Barony.

Question: If someone were to see you at an event during the day, what would you most likely be doing?
Answer: Sitting and nahlbinding or embroidering.

Question: If someone were to see you at an event in the evening, what would you most likely be doing?
Answer: Eating feast, or perhaps helping with court.

Question: Have you tried a new activity recently, and if so, what was it and what were the results?
Answer: Card weaving… so far, not so good.

Question: What is something in the SCA that you love to talk about?
Answer: The hand skills that we have. The way that artisans can take ordinary items (thread or metal) and make truly amazing and inspiring items out of them!

Question: Are there any SCA activities that you would like to learn more about?
Answer: metalworking and pottery are both on my list of things I want to learn.

Question: What do you feel is one of your strongest skills in the SCA?
Answer: My ability to talk to people, and to make people feel included (I HOPE)

Question: What do you feel is a skill that you want to grow more in the SCA?
Answer: My art. I say now that I am crafty, but not artsy. I want to work more on artsy.
The Person

Question: If someone wanted to talk with you at an event, or at a meeting, but didn’t know you, how would you like them to approach you and address you?
Answer: I think that I am approachable, but I know that the titles and hat can intimidate some people. If someone chooses to address me as Mistress or Baroness, that is fine, but certainly not something I would ever chastise someone for not doing. I think that just approaching me and asking me for time would suffice.

Question: Do you consider yourself approachable, or perhaps a little intimidating?
Answer: See above. I don’t usually think of myself as such, but some people do find certain ranks intimidating. Please approach me!

Question: Could you talk about some of your SCA relationships? (students, teachers, friends, formal or informal).
Answer: Sometimes, it feels like all of my relationships are SCA. I am lucky to be in a very close knit group of SCA friends. Many weekends, if we aren’t at an event, we still find ourselves at a movie, house party or a birthday party with the same people. We have much more in common than just the SCA; reading interests, movie interests, humor, intelligence. I think that these friendships might have started out as SCA, but have evolved into true, mundane friendships as well.

Question: Do you usually go to court? (why or why not)
Answer: Yes, anytime I am at an event, I am at court. I love seeing those I know being recognized for the good that they have done. I think that recognition really helps people keep going and doing what they love, and I like being able to support that.

Some big issues
Question: What is something about the current SCA that you would like to change, and why?
Answer: I wish we (myself included) made an effort at being more period. I think that includes upgrading every-day items, less talking about totally mundane things (movies or politics), moving cars out of line of sight…

Question: What do you feel is your biggest current contribution to the SCA?
Answer: I hope that it is making people feel welcome and keeping them in the SCA.

The updated class list for War of the Rams is announced.

Instructors should review the list and make sure their entry is correct. If an instructor is not listed, contact at warartisnsrow@gmail.com.

Even with this amazing selection there is still room for your favorite class to teach. https://goo.gl/7Yx326

BAM 2017 Class Descriptions – 10-30-2017

kingdom achievement

Unto the Great and wonderful Kingdom of Ansteorra do We Lochlan IV & Gwen III, King and Queen, send Our warmest greetings.
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No doubt you all know that Crown Tournament is but little more than 2 short months away. To that end, these are Our requirements for entry into this most august tournament.
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1. We will adhere to Kingdom Law as written without exception.
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ANSTEORRAN KINGDOM LAW
Article V : Events
Pages 20-21
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Section 5 : Requirements for Entry into Crown Tournament
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A. The Sovereign and Consort may not enter Crown Tournament during their reign.
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B. The Kingdom Seneschal or a representative will verify proof of membership at or before Crown
Tournament using a roster of paid members for every entrant and consort.
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C. Any competitor in Crown Tournament must make known to the Crown the identity of his or her
prospective consort.
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D. Consorts may bestow their favor to only a single entrant in Crown Tournament.
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E. At the pleasure of the Crown, any person entering Crown Tournament as a fighter or consort must:
1. Be acceptable to the Crown.
2. Be paid members of the SCA with access to the kingdom newsletter.
3. Be of legal age in the state in which he or she resides.
4. Have lived within the boundaries of the kingdom for the previous calendar year.
5. Have served in an administrative office of the SCA, or its equivalent, for at least a total of one
year. **EDIT** See Table – Page 5, Section 1, A, “Kingdom, Regional, & Local Officers”
6. Be able to exhibit a good working knowledge of SCA structure, kingdom structure, the powers
and responsibilities of the Crown, and other major kingdom offices as defined in Corpora and
Kingdom Law.
7. Display a demeanor and appearance suitable to being a Sovereign or Consort.
8. Bear the favor of a person as potential consort.
9. Have sufficient income to support the office of the Crown.
10. Have a means of rapid and regular communication.
11. Have a dependable means of transportation.
12. Give sufficient assurance that he or she will remain in the kingdom for the next nine months.
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F. In addition, any person entering Crown Tournament as a combatant must have:
1. At least one year’s fighting experience.
2. A member of the Chivalry who will speak for him or her prior to the Crown Lists.
3. A current fighter authorization.
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G. Combatants who are on probation or suspension with the marshallate cannot compete in Crown
Tournament without the express permission of the Crown.
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H. Any fighter entering Crown Tournament must swear the following oath in the presence of the Crown
of Ansteorra:
“I do declare my intent to compete in the Crown Tournament of Ansteorra. I do swear that a
gentle person has granted me favor and agreed to rule with me should I win. We do meet all
requirements for assuming the Crown, as set forth in the Laws of Ansteorra. I swear, for myself
and my consort, that should I win the Crown Tournament of Ansteorra, we will rule justly and to
the utmost of our abilities, sparing no effort to fulfill our duties as Crown of Ansteorra. All these
things I do swear by my honor.”
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I. Any person entering Crown Tournament who willfully and deliberately falsifies their qualifications
under these laws forfeits their right to participate in that Crown Tournament.
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2. We require letters of intent sent to Crown@ansteorra.org no later than Wednesday, January 3rd, no exceptions.
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3. We require all entrants to pre-register at http://seneschal.ansteorra.org/crown_tourn…/entrants_add.php by Wednesday, January 3rd, again with no exceptions.
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We thank you in advance for your willingness to serve Ansteorra, and We wish you all the best of luck.
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Lochlan & Gwen
Rex et Regina Ansteorrae

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