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

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.

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.

On November 10, 2020, Jason & Margherita III, The Crown of Ansteorra have issued a Temporary Removal from Participation from the SCA against Lee R. Cockerham, Jr., known in the Society as Arenvald Kief Av Kiersted.

Per Ansteorra Financial Policy purchases over $1,000 should include answers to the Inventory and Expenditure Justification Survey and those answers must be posted via the Kingdom Exchequer or designated representative to formal and public forms of communication within the Kingdom.  Presented below is the survey as completed and submitted by Her Majesty Cristyana Lambrecht on May 6, 2020.

In Service,

Mistress Sabine Lefevre-Kingdom Exchequer

Inventory and Expenditure Justification Survey

Indicate whether the following Greater and Lesser Officers of State have been consulted about this project: 

a) Star Principal Herald to prevent sumptuary conflict and ensure correct usage of Kingdom armory. – Two bids are under consideration.

b)  Kingdom Chancellor of the Exchequer to prevent financial concerns – Exchequer was consulted during Annual Budgeting and at Crown Tourney regarding the project.

c) Kingdom Chamberlain to prevent project redundancy – The Chamberlain has led the bid process.

d) Any office or Kingdom function (ie Champion) that may have occasion to use, maintain, or be represented by the project to ensure relevance, timeliness and usefulness – The Crown was consulted during scoping of the project and are reviewing the bids. The populace has also been consulted regarding two bids received.

Indicate the need for this item: 

a) Does the Kingdom already have one of these items? If so, why do we need another one? If not, why don’t we already have one? – The kingdom has a set of “Early Period” Crowns/Coronets but these, as view by Financial Committee members are in poor condition (gilding is flaking off, dents, mis-shaped)

b) When and how will this item be used (ie specific event/ ceremonial occasion)? How frequently? – For each reign and at functions attended by the King/Queen and Prince/Princess.

c)  Who will use this item? How will it be transferred between appropriate users (ie champions, officers)?   The Crown and Coronet will use these items. They will be maintained by the Kingdom Chamberlain between Coronets.

iii.  Indicate the care and upkeep of this item: 

a)  Does this item require special care or maintenance? Does it have small pieces? Will replacement parts be required? – Crowns/Coronets will require yearly light cleaning to maintain them. Artist has provided instruction and warranty.  

b)  Is this item easily transported? Is it large? – Yes, the Crowns/Coronets are easily transported.

c)  Who will be responsible for the care and upkeep of this item? – Kingdom Chamberlain

This article is intended as a quick reference for Peerage announcements and elevations in a single named reign. Elevation plans will be updated as information is received.

The Ansteorran Order of Precedence is definitive: https://op.ansteorra.org/awards (Updates to the OP should be addressed to Zodiacus@Ansteorra.org )

Knight of the Society

(None at last update)

Order of the Pelican

Donnchadh Beag mac Griogair

Order of the Laurel

(None at last update)

Master of Defense

(None at last update)

Lion, Defender of the Dream

(None at last update)