Re: Greetings from a Newbie (sort of)
Thank you for your most helpful and informative post. I will take some time to explore the site you recommended. Thank you for that.
Mundanely I am in south west Fort Worth, TX. I have learned since posting my first message here that I have a couple of choices in this area where I might participate in the SCA. Loch Ruadh is the first group I found that seemed like it might have activities close to my mundane home. Elfsea is also an option, from what I have been told.
In the mundane world I am a playwright, which means I am my own boss and I am almost always available for SCA meetings/activities. I see that there is an officers meeting in Loch Ruadh this week. I understand that the populace are welcome at such meetings. I would just turn up there, but I would rather get in touch with the hospitaler of Loch Ruadh before I just start appearing at meetings/activities.
When I was in Lochac I was involved in garb making and some needle work. In the mundane world I am an opera trained singer (as well as a playwright) and I would love to become a bard. I do have a lot of garb I have assembled over the years in anticipation of rejoining the SCA. I'm glad to finally have taken a step towards being able to wear my garb again. I have been wearing my garb to renaissance faires, but it's just not the same.
Today I joined the mailing lists for Ansteorra, Loch Ruadh, Elfsea, and also the bards list for Ansteorra. I'm having a good time reading about the activities and opportunities in Ansteorra. I admit I've done more of that in the last 24 hours than I have spent time writing the 2nd act of my new play. But since I am my own boss, I can take time away from that to reacquaint myself with the SCA.
Thank you again for all your help. If you have any other tips for me, I will be happy to learn of them.
--- In email@example.com, Stefan li Rous <stefanlirous@...> wrote:
> Emma said:
> <<< For a time 16 years ago I was a happy participant at the College
> of Blessed Herman the Cripple in the kingdom of Lochac. Now I live in
> the kingdom of Ansteorra, and my neighborhood shire is Loch Ruadh. I
> have been wanting to reacquaint myself with the SCA but was unsure of
> where to start. So, here I am. I wrote to the hospitaler of The Shire
> of Loch Ruadh tonight. I suppose that is a good first step? I also did
> some research into names and chose a name for myself that is not the
> same name as anyone in the member list at Loch Ruadh, and not the same
> name of my personae from way back when either. I figure it's best to
> start fresh. I'm here to get my feet wet again in the SCA. I look
> forward to learning all about the SCA again. It's been far too long.
> Thanks for reading. >>>
> Where are you mundanely? Does this mean you don't live within the area
> of Loch Ruadh? Or this is just the first nearby local group you came
> You might want to take a walk through my Florilegium website at http://www.florilegium.org
> . There are over 2300 files there now on a wide variety of SCA and
> medieval subjects. Even though you've played before you might first
> want to start in the NEWCOMERS section. There are, for instance, two
> files there specifically for folks moving from one kingdom to another
> such as yourself.
> SCA-trans-msg (18K) 1/ 4/96 How to handle the move from one group to
> another. For the people in the group too.
> Othr-Newcomrs-art (16K) 2/23/03 "The 'Other' Newcomers" by Lady
> Wilhelmina Catharin de Rochelle. For SCA folks moving from one group
> to another.
> In the past 16 years, Lochac has become its own kingdom, but it sounds
> like you were already aware of that. Perhaps this file in the SCA-
> STORIES section might be of interest:
> Lochac-hist-msg (49K) 1/31/10 History and description of the Kingdom
> of Lochac. (Australia, New Zealand)
> Branch-Names-art (16K) 2/ 9/10 "How branches in the Known World were
> named" by Lord Domhnall na Moicheirghe.
> (though this article talks about some SCA names across the Known
> World, it also details all of them in Lochac. You might find it an
> interesting read since it will show you how much Lochac has changed
> since you were there)
> There are also several files in that section on Ansteorra, your new
> Yes, writing the hospitaler was a good first step. Next you want to
> try to make some meetings/fighter practices/activities/events
> depending upon what is in your area and when you are available. There
> are usually two to three events in the Kingdom of Ansteorra every
> weekend, but they could be on the other side of the kingdom and many
> hours drive away.
> What are your interests in the SCA? Do you already have some medieval
> clothing (garb) or do you need to make or get some? Many groups do
> have some loaner clothing or it can often be borrowed from people
> currently in the SCA.
> Are you on the Ansteorra mailing list? I would recommend doing that.
> It sounds like you may have already found the Ansteorra web page, http://www.ansteorra.org
> If not, go and take a look. There are a number of mail lists that
> you sign up for on the mail list page there as well as the Ansteorra
> list. If you are interested in medieval cooking, not necessarily for
> feasts, but just for cooking for yourself and for learning about
> medieval food, the SCA-Cooks list is a good one.
> Please let me know if I can help you further.
> THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
> Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
> **** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
Thank you for the welcome back! :)
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> Welcome Back!
> --- On Sun, 4/18/10, emma_edwards_sca <la.flor.iris@...> wrote:
> From: emma_edwards_sca <la.flor.iris@...>
> Subject: [SCA Newcomers] Greetings from a Newbie (sort of)
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 12:08 AM
> For a time 16 years ago I was a happy participant at the College of Blessed Herman the Cripple in the kingdom of Lochac. Now I live in the kingdom of Ansteorra, and my neighborhood shire is Loch Ruadh. I have been wanting to reacquaint myself with the SCA but was unsure of where to start. So, here I am. I wrote to the hospitaler of The Shire of Loch Ruadh tonight. I suppose that is a good first step? I also did some research into names and chose a name for myself that is not the same name as anyone in the member list at Loch Ruadh, and not the same name of my personae from way back when either. I figure it's best to start fresh. I'm here to get my feet wet again in the SCA. I look forward to learning all about the SCA again. It's been far too long. Thanks for reading.
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