Updates to Ansteorra Law – From the Coronation of Gabriel III and Sonja III

Read below for a message to the Populace of Ansteorra from our Kingdom Seneschal.

These laws were read into the premier court of Gabriel III and Sonja III at Coronation held on January 14, 2023.  Please note, the law changes in Article IV, Section 3 (currently Perpetual Events) and Article IV, Section 4 (currently Event Limits) are suspended until further discussions can occur

As posting throughout approved social media is considered “publication”, these are now in effect.

Robyn Bainter
Regional Vice President of
Texas and Oklahoma
Society for Creative Anachronism

Myfanwy ferch Eifion
Ansteorra Seneschal

Read below for a message to the Populace of Ansteorra from our Kingdom Seneschal!

As His Majesty Gabriel stated, they are expecting some refinements of the law changes that were announced on Saturday during their court.  However, there were law changes that were announced during the final court of Creppin in Toryn.

As posting throughout approved social media is considered “publication”, these are now in effect.

Robyn Bainter
Regional Vice President of
Texas and Oklahoma
Society for Creative Anachronism

Myfanwy ferch Eifion
Ansteorra Seneschal

February ’23 Black Star – Read it Today!

Good Gentles, all!

I am pleased to announce the publication of the February 2023 edition of the Kingdom newsletter, “The Black Star.”

It can be found at:

(A paid SCA membership is NOT required to access it.)

This month is a little bit different, because Kingdom newsletters are generally published on the Society website under Member Services. With that website getting overhauled, the newsletter portal is also unavailable. Our Kingdom Webminister, Honorable Lady kolfinna in kyrra Ottarsdottir, has offered to host this issue through the Ansteorra Chronicler website.

Thank you for your patience in its delayed publication as I worked out what our options were.

Ever in Your Service,
HL Beatrix Funteyn
Kingdom Chronicler

Greetings to Ansteorra from your Neighborhood Friendly Kingdom Webminister!

I am happy to announce the selection of Koke Gan ši as the second-ever and Incoming Vindheim Webminister!

Vindheim Arms

The Vindheim Webminister is a relatively new position within the Ansteorra Webministry whose goal is to be a supportive position for the Principality Groups as well as for the Principality’s main site. The Vindheim Webminister can be reached by emailing vindheim@webminister.ansteorra.org.

This announcement would not be complete without me expressing my extreme gratitude for Fru Úlfeiðr á Þróndheim for volunteering and serving at the premier Vindheim Webminister. Thank you, Úlfeiðr, for your service in this role, your willingness to step into a brand new position, and your continued service to the Kingdom!

In service and with gratitude for service given and service offered,
Honorable Lady kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottir
Ansteorra Kingdom Webminister, kingdom@webminister.ansteorra.org

Round Table Fall 2022 – Host Volunteers Needed!

The Fall 2022 Ansteorra Round Table will be happening in less than two weeks!

Mark your calendars for November 12, 2022 from 8am to 6pm!

The Schedule is posted online and just like last time we are looking for volunteers to be Hosts for our various meeting rooms. Hosts will be responsible for monitoring the room, keeping an eye on chat, responding to disturbances (muting mics, kicking people if necessary, etc). We’ll help you log into the Host account and you’ll have support during the day from KWeb.

If you’re interested in helping our teachers and officers, please sign up! If you want to moderate specific classes, let us know in your responses. Complete instructions will be provided closer to the event date.


Feel free to email or PM with any questions.

In Service,

HL kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottir, Round Table Tech Lead, round-table@webminister.ansteorra.org

Greetings Ansteorra!

This is a short announcement to let folks know that the Society-level website (sca.org) is experiencing an outage that began sometime around 10AM EST this morning (14 June 2022). This outage is impacting our ability to access any pages, links, or documents hosted through sca.org, including any Society-level Handbooks or Policy documents.

Unfortunately this outage is beyond the scope of our Ansteorra Webministers to address directly. I thank you for your patience an understanding as our Society officers and support personnel work to address the outage.

In service,
Lady kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottir
Kingdom Webminister, Ansteorra

Round Table May 2022 – Looking for Tech Lead!

Greeting Ansteorra from your Kingdom Webminister – kolfinna inn kyrra Ottarsdottir!

We are about 6 weeks away from the next offering of the Ansteorra Round Table event! We had a very successful event this past January in which we used Google Meetings and a new mechanism for organizing and executing the event. We plan to do the same this May, and I am looking for a volunteer!

What we need:

One person to volunteer as the Tech Lead for the May 2022 Round Table.

This is a new method of running the event wherein we will have the event run by two individuals — a Tech Lead supported by Kingdom Webminister and a Class Coordinator supported by the Kingdom Seneschal. This event will be entirely virtual and does not need to be hosted or bid upon by individual groups within Ansteorra.

What does the Tech Lead job entail?

The Round Table Tech Lead will be a temporary deputy of the Kingdom Webminister until the conclusion of the May 2022 Round Table event.

Primary responsibilities include

We already have a detailed Operating Procedures document that will help guide both the Tech Lead and Class Coordinator. Plus! For the May 2022 Round Table, much of the technical prep and setup has already been done by me, so your primary responsibility for this Round Table will be to ensure the schedule, links, and website remain up-to-date going forward, and provide day-of support.

You will have the full support of me as Kingdom Webminister!

Are you interested in this job?

Please use this form to volunteer for the Round Table Tech Lead position for the May 2022 Round Table.

This is the beginning of a project to consolidate and revitalize announcements made via the Kingdom Website. The goal of this project is to automatically send announcements from ansteorra.org/announcements to our primary social outlets

It will take some time and testing to get things configured and to make sure things are working properly, but expect to see changes over the upcoming weeks.

Soon, you’ll be able to check back to ansteorra.org/announcements for important announcements from Kingdom Officers!

In Service,

kolfinna inn kyrra Ottarsdottir
Ansteorra Webminister

With the Board of Directors implementing a new policy regarding reopening starting on July 1, 2021, Crown Tournament will not have an attendance cap.  However, everyone will have to pre-register and pre-pay using PayPal. 

PayPal pre-registration and pre-payment will continue to be required for events until otherwise stated.

Indoor activities, such as events, Populace meetings, and A&S activities, may resume starting July 1, 2021 in accordance with the new Board resolution and the condition set forth below.

Additionally, Ansteorra will continue to require masks which cover the nose and mouth at all SCA functions for all participants over the age of 4 years.  This includes indoor and outdoor gatherings.  Of course, masks need not be worn when eating or drinking, but all eating and drinking must be done while stationary and distanced.

As a reminder, these policies are subject to change.

In Service,Brian O’hUilliam, OL, OP, CB, WSA
Ansteorra Seneschal

On February 6, 2021, Jason & Margherita III, the Crown of Ansteorra have issued a Temporary Removal from Participation from the SCA against Jacob B. Powell, known in the Society as Nathaniel Killingall.