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To all the Good and Noble People of our Barony of Andelcrag do We, Antonia and Collette send greetings.
We hope this missive finds you well, snug and secure in your manors while waiting for spring to arrive.
Spring brings forth Our Baronial Althing and choosing of Our Armored, Rapier and Arts and Sciences Champions at the Andelcrag Althing on April 23rd, 2016.
To those wishing to offer service to the Barony as a Champion...
We would ask that those wishing to be Our A&S Champion please bring 2 entries from 2 of the A&S faire divisions with basic documentation. Information on the A&S divisions can be found at: http://www.midrealm.org/moas/criteria/contents.html . The projects/research should have been completed in the last year. If possible, We would ask that one of the entries be something that supports the fighting arts, i.e. a jupon, banners, arming coif, leather or metal work for armor, scrolls/scroll blanks for fighting awards, arrows, a fencing cloak etc. We would also request that if Our A&S Champion is attending Pennsic, that they try to either teach a class, have an item for display at the known world A&S display or do a volunteer shift at A&S point or Pennsic University.
Armored and Rapier combatants will be asked to fight against the current champions and Baroness Collette as a part of the tournament. We ask that those vying for those championships to also bring an A&S entry (with basic documentation) to display. The tourneys for Armored and Rapier combat are being determined by the current champions, Lord Padraig McLoughlin and Lord Raphael di Merisi.
We would encourage that those vying for position of Champion to attend Pennsic, however it is not required. We would strongly encourage attendance at any future Baronial event while Champion and coordinating with Us for attendance at events within the Middle Kingdom.
If you are interested in serving as a Baronial Champion for Armored combat, Rapier combat, or the Arts and Sciences, please email or give us a short letter of intent by April 15th .
Our Archery champion will be chosen at a later date.
We are looking forward to holding Court at The Baronial Althing. We need your suggestions for those whom you feel deserve awards. If you know someone whom you feel deserves an award, please email Us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the person’s SCA name, modern name, group, the award/s you think the person is deserving of and why you think they should have it. We look to our populace to help us in finding people who are worthy of accolades.
The Barony will be supporting largesse projects in the very near future, please stay tuned for further updates.
Lastly… although it is early, there is talk of war late this summer. If you reside in the Barony, you are most welcome to camp with the Barony at Pennsic.
In Service, Antonia and Collette The Baronesses of Andelcrag