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Culture of Arms

From the eulogy of Sir William (the) Marshal:

    What is it, then, to bear arms?
    Does one employ them as one might
    a harrow, a winnowing-fan, an axe?
    No, it is a far more arduous labor.
    What then is chivalry?
    So strong a thing, and of such hardihood,
    and so costly in the learning,
    that a wicked man or low dare not undertake it…
    Whoso would enjoy high honour
    first must suitably display
    that he has been well schooled to such arts.

Thanks to Donal Mac Ruiseart

Best

-H


    A few thoughts on Sweden (SCA)

    Update about fighting in Sweden, it is going well. Only one practice so far and that is a bum out. I guess I just need to get use to the winters here being the super slow time, and the holidays all fell on Saturday or Friday this year so that hurt a bit in the terms of helm time.

     

    In general, my foot work needs work I am messing it up again. I am still working on that small step to ribs or back of helm but I just cant seem to get it right. But soon I will have it all worked out. Sword hand is slow as shit, don’t know why but it is. I think that without doing my slow work every night for the past 2 months my hand is getting slower. {Side note: I found that the slower I train my hand the fast it is when I throw a shot.} I have been fighting in my conical and maille drape, good times. I need to fight more in my close face helm if I am going to use it in melee but that is for the spring anyway.

     

    The space in Gotvik is rocken! They have a “locker room”, storage area, work space, and a craft room with kitchen! Also for the time being they have an outside space, which if there is light out is a great place for a 5 to 8 person practice. The people are wonderful, and amazingly giving. I don’t know how else to explain them! It is true that the SCA a group full of warm and giving people and I am happy to be part of something like that.

    You have been updated!

    -H


    East Kingdom Crown List

    This is the Eastern Crown list for Oct 23rd:

    1 Duke Gregor von Heisler……………Mistress Kiena Stewart
    2 Duke Konrad Der Lowe Von Ulm…..Duchess Brenwen the Faire
    3 Duke Lucan von Drachenklaue…….Duchess Jana von Drachenklaue
    4 Duke Randal of the Dark……………Duchess Kathrine Stanhope
    5 Duke Ronald Wilmont………………..Duchess Bronwyn Dawntreader
    6 Jarl Thorvald Halversson……………Countess Svava Thorgeirsdottir
    7 Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver…………..Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo
    8 Pan Jan Janowicz Bogdanski……….Herrin Rosamund von Schwyz
    9 Sir Kenric of Warwick……………….Mistress Avelina Keyes
    10 Sir Lucius Aurelius Varus……………Saerlaith Ingen Chennetig
    11 Sir Stephen Grandchamp…………..Mistress Ellen du Grandchamp
    12 Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke……..Baroness Vienna de la Mer
    13 Syr Cedric of Thanet………………..Mistress Mira Fionnbhar of Argyll
    14 Baron Master Angus Kerr…………..Baroness Molly Schofield
    15 Maestro Dorio of the Oaks…………Lady Anastasia of the Oaks
    16 Master Grim the Skald………………Lady Isabel de Bayonne
    17 Master Julien de LaPointe…………..Mistress Carolyne de LaPointe
    18 Master Roibhilin MacDomnaill………Lady Skya na Ruadh
    19 Thane Aethelhafoc Caegfindan ……Siubhan Wallace
    20 Baron Cedric of Amorica……………Mistress Annastrina Ruth O’arney
    21 Baron Duncan Kerr…………………..Mistress Eleanor Fitzpatrick
    22 Baron Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov….Baroness Natavia DeCadenet
    23 Baron Jean-Paul Ducasse……………Mistress Marion del Okes
    24 Baron Karl Meerstappa………………Mistress Anne of Framlingham
    25 Baron Roger Stockton………………..Lady Jeanne de Robin
    26 Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche…..Mistress Ardenia ARuadh
    27 THL Oscad de Segovia……………….Giselle de Limousin
    28 Lady Dziuginte Litovka……………….Dominvs Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs
    29 Lord Adain of Coldwood……………..Lady Alaine Ankyrmayder Kinner
    30 Lord Ané du Vey………………………Lady Sylvia du Vey
    31 Lord Anton Leflamme d’ Saint Aubin.Lady Tati’ana Negoshka Danilova
    32 Lord Asgar Roulfsun…………………..Lady Freygerdr in storrada Halladottir
    33 Lord Avaldr Valbjarnarson………….Lady Eva Woodrose
    34 Lord Bertrand de Valois……………..Lady Isabella Alycia de Valois
    35 Lord Buyandelger……………………..Baroness Sfandra Dmitrieva Chernigova
    36 Hlaeford Ceawlin Alreding……………Lady Molly Blythe
    37 Lord Damon von Drachenklau………Lady Segnat ingeann Donnchada
    38 Lord Eoghan Bastard mac Lachlainn.Lady Chiara di Marzo
    39 Lord Gavin von Abentrot……………..Pomestintsa Mairead Scherbatsaja
    40 Lord Harold Hokonson………………..Lady Gabrielle
    41 Lord Ian MacDonald…………………..Lady Tegan Dragonsblood ni Conmara
    42 Lord Jozef Ludwiczak…………………Lady Katarzyna Gwozdz
    43 Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson……………Lady Ratburc Castus
    44 Lord Marcus Blackaert ……………….Lady Astrid Sigrun Ulfkillsdottir
    45 Lord Nicholas D’Harrington………….Lady Elizabeth Reed
    46 Lord Njal Kennimathor Geirsson Virtannen..Lady Cezilia Raposa
    47 Lord Owyn Claerwyn…………………Lady Albreda Aylece
    48 Dominvs Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs……..Lady Dziuginte Litovka
    49 Dominus Tiberius Nautius…………..Lady Gunvar in Hausakljufr
    50 Lord Ùlfr Steinsson…………………..Baroness Leonete D’Angely
    51 Lord William MacCrimmon………….Lady Fujiwara no Aoi
    52 Gawyn O’Cleiriegh……………………Maeve O’Cleiriegh
    53 Spvrivs Ivlivs Flavivs………………..Lady Aneleda Falconbridge
    54 Weehafoc of Panthervale……………Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh

    Best of luck to all, I wish I could be there!

    -H


    The Seven

    Think of this:

     

    Lust – Chastity
    Gluttony – Temperance
    Greed – Charity
    Sloth – Diligence
    Wrath – Patience
    Envy – Kindness
    Pride – Humility

     

    Best

    -H


    Knighting

    This weekend I was Knighted as a eastern knight (Well I am a Master of Arms) and I have to say it was amazing day.   It was one of those days when that just rush by and the next day you find your self asking did that really happen.

    I have this feeling of wanting to do more now in the SCA, I want to push something. I dont know what yet or how but I want to do it.  I am going to keep work on a mount of things I have been doing in the SCA but I am going to try and take a few things to the next level and to Europe when I am there.

    It was great to be surrounded by my friends and family, it was amazing to see how far people were willing to travel just for me.   It was very humbling to have that happen, and it again is string me to make more of the SCA than just a place to do “something”.  I want to make it so my friends enjoy them selves more and get to do what they like more.  That I can help each and everyone of them have as much fun as they can.

    The people that spook for me were great, and amazing friends of mine.  I have re-read there words a few times now and it is amazing to me.  I just want to be able to live up to the words they said and the person they think I am or I hope I might be.

    Best

    -H