AEthelmearc THANK YOU ALL
- From Baron Tryggvy Landstaker Of An Tir
I would like to take a minute to thank you all. I asked for help a week ago collecting up
information for a podcast focus on AEthelmearc for June. I did not expect to get so much
You will will be able to hear the podcast at: http://lionsroad.org
If you have any information you would like to add please let me know. I can't wait to get
out to your Kingdom and I hope you all have a great eventing season.
Tons of Love Tryggvy.
To Contact me
My Email for yahoo is: rainmagix@...
Please start subject line: AEthelmearc/ (your subject)
Our new monthly Kingdom focus will start in June For 4 episodes
The 4th Kingdom Level Facts and History
The 11th Branches
The 18th People (Phone interviews)
The 25th Events
We also have a Flickr account for photos and would like to ask for any photos you may
have http://www.flickr.com/groups/lionsroad_aethelmearc/ People, events or projects
would be great. Please feel free to join and add.
Things I would like more information on.
History of AEthelmearc
Anything unique to AEthelmearc history, stories, names, positions anything.
Fighting groups, houses of note
Kingdom of AEthelmearc
Founded AS 32 (1997) September (Early in 1997 kingdom of Artemisia was formed as
The Fifteenth Kingdom
Founded from the Kingdom of the East
Monarchs sever for 6 months
AEthelmearc started as principality of the East Kingdom in 1989.
There were 16 Prince and princess and 1 lady protector.
AEthelmearc means "Noble Boarder" Due to its status as a boarder land between
Middle and East.
Current Royal: Current Royals Their Sylvan majesties Khalek and Branwyn. Their Royal
Highnesses - Christopher Rawlyns and Morgen of Rye
Banner is: Gules, an escarbuncle argent within a laurel wreath and in chief a coronet
Western & Central Pennsylvania
Western & Central New York.
North you have Ealdomere
On the East you have the East Kingdom
To the west you have the Midrealm
Atlantia to the south
Barony of Blackstone Mountain
Shire of Misty Highlands
Shire of Port Oasis
Shire of Sylvan Glen
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands
College of Cour d'Or
Canton of Steltonwald
Shire of Gryffon's Keep
Shire of Hunter's Home
Shire of Kings Crossing
Shire of Riversedge
Shire of Stormsport
Shire of Sunderoak
Central And North Eastern, PA
Shire of Abhainn Chiach Ghlais
Barony of Endless Hills
Canton of Riverouge
Shire of Hornwood
Shire of Nithgaard
Barony of St. Swithin's Bog
Canton of Westland Mor
Shire of Hartstone
Shire of Heronter
Shire of Blackwater
Barony of the Rhydderich Hael
Canton of Beau Fleuve
Barony of Thescorre
Shire of Coppertree
Shire of Courtlandtslot
Barony of Delftwood
Canton of Angel's Keep
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle
Shire of Wynstersett
The Pennsic Treaty
Now Pennsic as we all know is a big daddy of SCA events. The formation of
AEthelmearc posed a problem in that Pennsic an East Kingdom war between the Middle
Kingdom and The East was now going to be held in the new third Kingdom of
It is a tribute to the hard work of Kingdom Seneschals and Crowns that this treaty was
made. This is the type of deal breaker that would stop many form attempting to form a
new Kingdom but a way was found through hard work and effort to keep not only Pennsic
as an event but to maintain it's traditions and feel.
AEthelmearc is the fist Kingdom on the Dias at the opening Ceremony's to great the other
Kingdoms and in my opinion for their hard work and effort over the years there is no
better earned honor in the SCA.
Events of Note (other then Pennsic)
Festival of the passing of the Ice Dragon
Hosted by The Barony of the Rhydderich Hael
Celebrates the passing of winter and the coming of spring.
It host a Science Pentathlon ** need more information What is this.
Indoor fighting and fencing.
The Dominion of Myrkfaelinn,
So have you ever heard of a Dominion before? Sure we know Cantons, shires, and
Principalities and Kingdoms but what is a Dominion.
This is one of those great stories the prove that bending the rules makes more fun
then just hitting some one on the head with them.
Technically if you want to speak SCA legalese (Myrkfaelinn) is a shire in AEthelmearc
but it is still in name a Dominion and it's people uphold this great tradition.
This is how it went down as I have been told.
When Myrkfaelinn was formed, quite a few of its members were Old Icelandic Studies
majors at Cornell University.
o They wrote the charter in Old Icelandic and sent it in to the SCA corporate office.
Essentially, the BoD looked at it and said "hey, that's cool!" and applied their stamp of
o Shortly afterwards the King of the East stepped down (for, at that time we were in the
Western Region of the East Kingdom)
o The members of Myrkfaelinn revealed that the way their charter had been written, that
the group owed their fealty to the individual who had been on the throne, not the throne
itself - he had been named specifically, not "the Throne of the East Kingdom".
o There must have been much hemming and hawing over this at the time, but in the
end Myrkfaelinn was granted Dominion status,
o Declared nominally 'independent', and the BoD announced that all further charters
had to be accompanied by an English translation which would be considered the official
o Eventually, to clarify things, the BoD ruled that a Dominion is effectively a shire with a
funny name, but it hasn't stopped many generations of Myrkies from indulging in
historically accurate Icelandic behavior
o Now that is a great story. I love the idea of A Dominion, that just adds to the flavor to
the game we play. Not that I want everyone to jump on the Dominion but the idea that this
one is out there makes me smile
This is not a definitive list of peers but a shout out to those of AEthelmearc that have
become pillars of their Kingdom. This list is compiled from Emails sent to me so if your are
left out I'm sorry, I tried to include everyone I can.
Alaric of the Mists
Dane and Lady Constance Waite
Baroness Ekaterina Volkova
Lady Hrefna inn hepna thorgrimsdottir
Would like some names of other noted groups of AEthelmearc
Mountain Cross Kingdom Confederation in AEthelmearc and East Kingdom.
Kingdom Specific Traditions, Names, Words,
(Example: in An Tir the roped off area of a tournament field is called and Eric. This is
because early on the first roped off field was red. The ropes were red and it was called Eric
the Red.. this became just Eric.)
King and Queen have the same arms. It is their position the King and Queen are the
crown. Therefore, the Queen has the right and duty to bear the full arms of the kingdom
without differentiation. (This also means that if a Queen in her own right there will be no
These are my observations from my totally unscientific survey of SCA people from around
the Known World.
AEthelmearc enjoys a very relaxed and hospitable reputation among SCA folks. Maybe it's
because Pennsic has given them an insight that a more insular people would lack. People
emailed me from all over the known world really supportive of AEthelmearc.
Very Helpful, I have never done an Email pole on Yahoo groups, I put out some request for
information on AEthelmearc based yahoo groups and I got flooded with helpful
information. Now I don't have a comparison but I think I can say that people from
AEthelmearc are very very helpful.