Greetings to the Populace of the Midrealm,
Early yesterday afternoon, the Royalty of the Known World and their respective Kingdom Officers were contacted by the Board of Directors (BOD) of the SCA, Inc., to inform Us that ongoing litigation involving the SCA for many years has finally been settled. This is a good thing, as We know you can all appreciate. To many of us who have enjoyed participating in the SCA, the BOD has been nothing more than an invisible background to our daily lives. We deeply appreciate the hard work that these members have dedicated to dealing with this lawsuit.
The downside of this news is that the Society coffers are essentially empty and in need of significant financial support to help completely settle the matter. It is time for all of us to come to the aid of the Society that we love. The monies needed to allow the SCA to comply with the terms of the settlement are well over a million dollars. In order to meet this goal, the BOD is requiring that each Kingdom write a check equaling at minimum 18% of the cashable assets held in total by the Kingdom’s coffers. This total includes all assets held by all groups in each Kingdom. The BOD needs to collect and make available all funds within 10 days, so we must work quickly.
Your Royal family has been busy discussing the methods to gather these funds with Our Curia Regis, Peers of the Realm, and with many of the Groups in the Midrealm already. We are a large and bountiful kingdom, and We know that each and every one of you will back Us fully in doing everything We must do to collect these funds for the sake of our Society. We will do Our best to keep lines of communication open so that We can pass on information as We receive it.
The BOD has posted additional information and background for all the populace of the Known World to read and understand. Please go to:
Thank you all for your continued support and understanding during this time.
Your Royal Family,
TRM’s EikBrandr II and Runa II
TRH’s Savaric and Julianna