Court this Saturday morning Coronation – Last Court of Seto and Ynes

Here is the list of summons for court this Saturday morning 10am – 1pm CST.

Be well and be kind.
-Seto & Ynes

Perry Marius
Regin Marius
Asta Thorsdottier
Locke Collingwood
Úlfheiðr in rauða Þórsdóttir
Hedvika Tanecnik
Lady Merwyn of The Ruin
Lady Lette de Cherselawe
Lord Cynewulf de Divelin
Lady Clara van den Broucke
Lord Nim Kelevra Ben Nir
Lady Margarette hartz Called Gretchen
Lord Bran Chandler
Lady Ates Ejderhasi
Mistress Lucia Elena de Braganza
Master Tonis Van Driele
Sir Timothy The Just
Master Terrance of Tynesdale
Sir Logos
Baroness Maire ign Daith
Baroness Maria Theresa
Lady Sparrow Hawksdottir
Sir Sasha St. Martin
Sir Ingolf the Fox
Sgt. Kari Garanhirson
Sir Ixtilixochitl
Lord Kyoji Uesugi
Master Gerard Montague
Baroness Alessandra Brucioli
Lady Nessa Von Metten
Forester Reimar Erikson
THL Brendan O’ Corraidhe
Sgt. Haroun ibn-Ditir ibn-Ullr
Mistress Isadora Von Drachenstein
Master Geneviere Chastisse de Vaucresson
Sybilla Vargas
Sir Vargas
Sir Sabah Al-Rashid
Lady Johara Ha’niyah’yah al Halim
THL Oda Umi
Lady Emmiken die Waeyer
Lady Astridr Zahra Ymirsdottir
Lady Rhiannon Blaiddwen

From Their Highnesses Felix and Madeleina on Their Coronation on May 2nd.

To the Noble Members of The Middle Kingdom, all health and well wishes!

I am happy to announce that the Coronation of Felix and Madeleina will occur virtually at 2 PM Central/ 3 PM. Eastern time on Saturday, 2 May!  

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we are all trying to work out the kinks regarding Coronation and technology.  Here is how it will work: 

Part ONE: Morning Court. 

Their Gracious and Loving Royal Majesties, Seto and Ynes, will be holding court from 10 AM CST to 1 PM CST.  At the beginning of the Safe at Home orders the Royal Family had all been in agreement that virtual peerages were not optimal and made plans together to do things in person later.  His Highness and I are now concerned that “later” may not happen in the way We all would like to support those actions.  We appreciate Their Majesties working hard to make sure that They can finish Their outstanding business.

Part TWO: The Ceremony.

A Zoom meeting will occur for the participants.  (If there are “visiting” Royalty who would like to attend, please contact our chamberlains and we will add you to that meeting.)  The Coronation ceremony will be live-streamed to the You-Tube channel.  (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3yniEwPLf-UlCPRFu0M-9w)  Our Kingdom Social Media Officer,  Lady Sara Hasenkamp, will post the links to the Middle Kingdom Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Midrealm .

Part THREE:  Sitting in State. 

Immediately after the ceremony, Lady Sara will post the Zoom meeting link to the Middle Kingdom Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Midrealm.  Please join the meeting so that you can come celebrate with Us!  (Just “raise your hand” in the meeting so you may be called on!)  For users not accustomed to Zoom meetings, there should be a helpful guide out soon!

See you all soon!

Felix and Madeleina

From Their Majesties Seto & Ynes regarding Coronation on May 2nd

Good Evening Midrealm,

As was briefly mentioned during Saturday’s Court, in consultation with Our Heirs, We are going to have Our Last Last Ethereal Court as King and Queen Saturday May 2nd before their Coronation. This will include a lot of business and We will post the list of summons tomorrow. We will start Our Court at 10 AM CST and We anticipate it will be done by 1 PM CST to give a lunch break before Coronation begins. We will be streaming from our Zoom directly to Youtube Live.

We hope many of you can join Us to celebrate these gentles who would have received these awards at Better War through Archery, Gulf Wars and all the events that We would have attended in April. This will also allow Us to release Our champions individually before the Coronation ceremony begins.

Sincerely,

Seto and Ynes

PENNSIC 49 – COVID 19 UPDATE – Postponed to 2021

24th April 2020 From the MAYOR
G’Day Everyone,

COVID-19 is touching all of our lives and at this time our primary concern is the safety and well-being of our Pennsic Attendees, Cooper’s Lake Family and Staff:, the entire Community of people in and around Cooper’s Lake Campground we interact and depend upon, and our numerous vendors who supply our event. They are all part of the “Pennsic-War-Family”.

When I took on the office of Mayor of Pennsic 49, I promised to, and was entrusted with, the welfare and safety of the entire Pennsic Family. It is therefore with great sadness that I must inform you today that, we have decided to postpone Pennsic 49, scheduled for July 24, 2020 through August 9, 2020 to July 30, 2021 through August 15, 2021.

This postponement will come as heartbreaking news to many of you – and it has been an exceedingly difficult decision for us to make. Since the first Pennsic Wars at Cooper’s Lake we have been so proud to welcome people from all over the Knowne World to beautiful lands of Aethelmarc, but this year, sadly we cannot gather together as before.

As many of you have read in my previous COVID-19 updates, the impact of this terrible pandemic has effects that reach far past just those that attend Pennsic War. I will not go into all our considerations here again, you can all read my previous two posts that outline many of the factors we considered before making this decision. However, on this one occasion the emotion of Pennsic needed to be removed and the hard decision made.

It has been arranged with Cooper’s Lake Management, that those who have preregistered for Pennsic 49 may have their registrations rolled over to 2021.

If you desire a refund, please go to www.cooperslake.com and log into your pre-registration account.

Even if we cannot be together this July, we remain optimistic that the situation will soon improve. I know we are all very worried about the impact that COVID-19 is having on our loved ones and daily lives. My Pennsic team and I send you our very best wishes. We cannot wait to share time together at Cooper’s Lake again with you all.

Yours,
Sir Gregory of Loch Swan
MayorPennsic 49

From the Kingdom Senescal – Covid Update – Activities Cancelled through June 30th

Greetings to the Great Populace of the Midrealm, It is Our, the Crown and Great Officers of State, honor to continue to protect the great Populace of the Middle Kingdom. As the pandemic continues its course, which has deeply impacted Our people and Our hearts, We must with heavy hearts do that which is needed to continue protecting Our beloved treasures. Know here and now We here proclaim the following:

  • All events (weekend events, business meetings, practices, other official SCA activity, etc.) are hereby cancelled, effective immediately through the end of JUNE.
  • Crown Tournament will be postponed until later in the Reign of Felix and Madeleina. Once confirmed, the date will be announced on the Kingdom Website and Facebook.
  • Virtual Courts will occur at the discretion of the Crown and announced on the Kingdom Website and Facebook. They will be streamed live on Facebook and then the recording will be made available on YouTube. Coronation is being held virtually as previously announced and will follow this format.
  • Groups may participate in electronic meetings (Zoom, Google Meets, FB live, etc) for business and social purposes as long as there is no charge for members to participate.
  • SMALL gatherings may be permitted that follow the CDC and state/local limits in size and requirements for social distancing, including any requirements for health and safety, such as the wearing of masks or other facial coverings.

This determination was not made lightly. However, under recent guidance from the CDC and government safety precautions, along with the very real impact to Our Populace We feel this is the best course of action for the safety of the Populace. If you’d like to see the referenced guidance:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

As previously announced pre-registration of events through PayPal will be disabled until further notice. It is recommended that local branches stop offering a pre-registration option to avoid potential issues with refunds due to cancelled events or requests due to illness. To help ease the potential impact of these decisions, the Middle Kingdom will be making the following financial policy changes:

Local groups forced to cancel the use of a venue by government, venue, the Board of Directors of SCA, Inc. or by the Middle Kingdom: If the venue does not offer a full refund of the deposit and the forfeiture of the deposit would result in the group having a balance of less than $500 in their account, the Kingdom will assist to ensure a minimum of $500 remains in the group’s accounts for ordinary operational costs.

You may find the most current, official, word at the following sites:

U.S. Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/
Ohio: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home
Indiana: http://www.state.in.us/isdh/Illinois: http://www.dph.illinois.gov/
Kentucky: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/pages/covid19.aspx
Michigan: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs
Iowa: https://idph.iowa.gov/
Ontario: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/

Remember, PROTECT YOUR FRIENDS, WASH THY HANDS! The plague was so 1347!

Yours in Service,
Master Cerridwen verch Ioreword
Middle Kingdom Seneschal

Their Majesties announce their 2nd AEthereal Court for April 25th.

Good Evening Midrealm,

We hope you are all healthy and well. If you not had a chance to see it yet, you should watch Our Heirs’ video message. It gives good information and clarity to some of Their future plans. The Midrealm will be in good hands. We appreciate and agree with Their efforts to keep the Kingdom safe.

This Saturday at 5:30 CST will be Our last Court as King and Queen. The medium will be the same as last weekend with Facebook Live used for immediate viewing, while we will be using Zoom and a recording will later be added to the Kingdom’s Facebook page.

This has certainly been a unique experience, but We are very excited to share Our Last Court with many of Our landed Baronials and Our Heirs. We are looking forward to hearing from them and We hope you are too.

Thank you all once again for your continued support and We eternally grateful for this opportunity that We have been given. For without each and everyone one of you this would all mean nothing. We are only in this role because YOU Believe! See you this weekend: same Dragon time, same Dragon station!

Sincerely,
Seto & Ynes
King and Queen of the Middle Kingdom

Kingdom MOAS – May 2020 Letter

Greetings! 

The last month has had many things happen- well, really one thing that has influenced many things. We have unfortunately had to cancel all of our A&S events for March and April, but the Arts and Sciences community has shown that they are basically unstoppable and through RUM have created many online learning opportunities for our community! I am so proud of the community for coming together and creating something positive out of what has been a very stressful time for everyone. We are all in this together and we will get through it more easily if we stick together (separately, in our own houses)! 

Finally, the South Oaken Regional MOAS position will be coming available this summer. Please check out the job postings on the Kingdom Jobs page. 

Maestra Sarai Tindall Sogliano 

Midrealm KMOAS 

kmoas@midrealm.org

Dragon Herald – May 2020 Letter

Greetings, I hope this letter finds everyone safe and healthy. These are trying times, for all of us, to be sure. I am sure many still find themselves at loose ends and are trying to find something new to do or want to know how else they can serve the Kingdom. One way is to learn book heraldry. We are always looking for book heralds to help us with consulting and registration of arms. If you are interested, please speak with me or your Regional Herald; they can help you to get started. 

Submitters, if you have something in the works, please do not create an OSCAR account just to check on the submission. Please contact your consulting herald, or someone on the Submissions team to ask. There have been issues with too many accounts and we have been asked to cut down on the number of new accounts as we are working on a new build for OSCAR. 

We have a couple of job openings right now in Submissions. Both the Escutcheon and Rouge Scarpe Herald slots are open. The Escutcheon is responsible for receiving submissions and inputting them into OSCAR. The Rouge Scarpe herald is responsible for watching the commentary and deciding if they follow the rules and there are no conflicts with registered armory or names and forwarding them to the Society level If you are interested in either of these positions, please send an email to me as well as one to whichever position interests you: submissions@midrealm. org for Escutcheon or rougescarpe@midrealm.org for Rouge Scarpe. 

As always, our Submissions team is happy to help with whatever you need. Please remember we want to recreate the best of the Middle Ages, so please wash your hands; the Plague is so 1347. 

In Service to Crown and College,

Jean Yves de Chierebourg
Dragon Herald

Kingdom Seneschal – May 2020 Letter

Dear Midrealm, 

In these strange times, please remember to keep yourself healthy. I know many of us are looking for ways to socialize; make use of the great technology available.

Along these lines, we have received a variance from Corporate to hold local meetings through video conferencing to help with socialization and to get any needed business accomplished. We will be able to continue with this method of communication until the current pandemic is over. 

Likewise, as things are changing quickly, please look to the Kingdom Webpage for official announcements and virtual events as they become scheduled. Again, Corporate has granted a variance to make such publications official. Please be safe, stay home, and wash your hands! 

Yours in Service,

Master Cerridwen verch Ioreword 
Middle Kingdom Seneschal

Their Highnesses – May 2020 letter in The Pale

Beloved loyal subjects of the Middle Kingdom, 

We write to you with a message of hope, love and faith. We hope that, in the coming months, we all shall be reunited, and, in the presence of those we love, celebrate in the joy that events bring. This will surely change us all; have faith in each other. One day soon, we will move past these struggles. Continue to love, support, and be kind to one another. Work to hold each other up and not tear people down. You have inspired Us at every turn during these trying times with every cheerful picture or word, with virtual teaching and learning, with sharing your projects and even the real-life knowledge on helpful items to make life easier. Thank you for being that inspiration for all.   

As the Kingdom must move forward, We must speak to Crown List. Currently, Crown List is on schedule; however, it may be delayed. If it is delayed, We shall have the Crown List at the earliest event that allows for a safe gathering. All combatants and consorts who wish to fight for the privilege to be Heirs to The Middle Kingdom must meet with us virtually. Even if you met with Us at a previous event, you must meet with us again to discuss current events. The needs of the Kingdom at this time are very different than when We published the original requirements and met with the individuals earlier. Our current date for application cutoff is May 9 That date will be extended as needed should Crown List be delayed. 

Be well. We miss you and are excited to be in your company, 

Felix and Madeleina