Scroll Delivery Instructions – Reign of Brion and Anna

Scroll Delivery Instructions for remainder of the reign of Brion and Anna

The Royals would prefer King and Queen or Rex et Regina for Their Titles.

Inquiries about Royal court may be directed to the Eastern Crown Herald (Royal Herald) for Their Royal Majesties Brion and Anna: Rowen Clothworthy at handymonkey@gmail.com

Scrolls that are protected against bending can be shipped to Their Majesties at:

Bryan and Donna Martinez
56 Hosmer Street
Hudson, MA 01749

Thank you and Introduction

Greetings all.

Yesterday I stepped up as the Tyger Clerk of the Signet. I don’t think
we can thank Nest verch Tangwistel enough for all the hard work as
signet, and I am personally thankful for all the guidance she has given
me in the transition period. I am delighted that Nest will be able to
retire to her country estate after her hard work for the Signet, but
will still be available for the future for scribal assignments and advice.

To introduce myself, I have been a scribe for over 15 years, and had a
varied career in the SCA. I am known for my fencing mainly, and some
may not be aware that I have also served for a time on the exchequer’s
council, served on a committee for the Board of Directors of the SCA,
dabbled with archery, armored spear fighting, and heraldry. I have also
brought up two delightful daughters in the SCA.

As Nest has noted, please direct any requests, questions, etc. to me. I
am excited to begin this job and am happy to be working with so many
talented people.

Please come introduce yourself to me at events. I would like to discuss
your art and support our scribal community. My next event will be
Mudthaw and I’m looking forward to meeting people there.

Many thanks.

Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova

Goodbye and Thank you

As of Saturday, February 11, 2017, I am no longer the Tyger clerk of the Signet. From this point onwards please direct any questions and requests to Master Nataliia Anastasiia Evgenova.

It has been a wonderful trip working with all of you. The level of talent and commitment to the Kingdom is astounding, and I have had a great time.

Thank you all for making it such a great 2 years.

Mistress Nest verch Tangwistel
Outgoing Tyger Clerk of the Signet

Tidings from Incoming Tyger Clerk of the Signet

Greetings to the Scribes of the East,

As Nest so nicely announced, I will be stepping up at King’s and Queen’s Bardic and Art’s and Science’s Championships as the new Tyger clerk of the Signet.  I only hope to do as good a job as Nest has done for the Scribal community.  I am looking forward to this exciting opportunity to work with the scribal community.  The East has a fantastic reputation and you should all be proud of the beautiful work that you do.

If would be a great kindness to me if each of you could introduce yourself to me at events.  I have a great ability to remember faces, but matching up names is sometimes difficult.  I would love to discuss your art and encourage you to keep making beautiful things.

As I ease into the position, under the tutelage of Nest, I will be looking to fill some vacant positions.  Several of the regional positions are open.  I would look to the regionals to encourage scribal art events, such as All Things Scribal, so if you are interested, please contact me at Nataliia dot Hurd at gmail dot com. 

If you are a new scribe, or if you need to update your contact information (you have moved, you have changed your contact info) please fill out the East Kingdom Signet Questionaire.

Finally, if you are itching to do scribal work and haven’t received an assignment lately, please contact me at the above email address and I can see what I can do to help you.

In service,

Nataliia

Scroll Delivery Instructions for the Reign of Kenric III and Avelina III

Greetings, all.

Please note that any scrolls needing to be shipped for awards during the Reign of Kenric III and Avelina III should be shipped flat, in a rigid sleeve, to the following address:

Michael and Deanna Perry
339 Grove Avenue
Warwick, RI 02889

Please send an email note to Them, as well as to Their Eastern Crown Herald Master Donovan Shinnock, advising the transport method being used
and estimated date of delivery.

They have requested that their titles be thematically appropriate to the scroll. In the case that the Scribe can select any, order of preference is as follows:

King & Queen

If you have already received an assignment from the Tyger Clerk of the Signet which does not bear this note and you have already set ink to the page, please do not change the titles in the calligraphy.

Scroll Delivery Instructions for the Reign of Brennan II and Caoilfhionn II

Greetings, all.

Please note that any scrolls needing to be shipped for awards during
the Reign of Brennan II and Caoilfhionn II should be shipped flat, in
a rigid sleeve, to the following address:

Murray Blehart
c/o The Urban Muse
82 Broadway
Denville, NJ  07834

Please send an email note to Them, as well as to Their Eastern Crown
Herald Master Malcolm Bowman, advising the transport method being used
and estimated date of delivery.

They have requested that their titles be thematically appropriate to
the scroll. In the case that the Scribe can select any, order of
preference is as follows:

1) Augustus & Augusta
1a) Rex & Regina
2) Anything else you can think of
3) Try thinking of something else again 🙂
4) King & Queen (distant behind Rex & Regina)

If you have already received an assignment from the Tyger Clerk of the
Signet which does not bear this note and you have already set ink to
the page, please do not change the titles in the calligraphy.

Mailing Instructions for the Reign of Omega and Etheldreda

Greetings!

Please note that any scrolls needing to be shipped for Their Majesties Omega and Etheldreda should be shipped flat, in a rigid sleeve, to the following address:

Melinda Haren
54 Mark Drive
High Bridge, NJ  08829

As a gentle reminder, Kingdom award scrolls are coordinated through the Office of the Tyger Clerk of the Signet. If you are a scribe and have received a request from someone outside of the East Kingdom Signet Office to create a Kingdom award scroll, please do not assume that this information has been conveyed to the Tyger Clerk (or the Backlog Deputy if the award has already been given), or that such requests mean that the scroll is officially assigned to you the scribe. Such requests are fairly common around the time of polling decisions, however most of these requests don’t make it back to Signet, and while requests are considered, they are not a guarantee of receiving the official assignment (more information on how requests are handled can be found in the Requests section of the Policies of the Tyger Clerk of the Signet).

East Kingdom Law Changes

Greetings to the Scribes of the East,

I have now been in the office of Tyger Clerk of the Signet for about 3 months. So far the vast majority of the scribes have made the transition an easy and painless affair. I want to start by thanking you all for helping me get started in a difficult and time consuming position. I know there have been some missteps, but you have all been forgiving and patient.

During the previous reign, that of Edward and Thyra, there were multiple Curias. In those meetings there were changes to the laws of the East Kingdom which are near and dear to the hearts of the Scribes of the East. I thought I would take this opportunity to summarize those changes.
Numerous awards had their names changed to be more in keeping with the laws of the Society. Those include:
  • The Golden Kinder was renamed – Award of Gilder
  • The Queen’s Honor of Distinction was renamed – Queen’s award of Esteem
  • King’s Esteem of Merit is now – King’s Award of Esteem
  • The Gift of the Golden Lyre is now – The Award of the Golden Lyre
  • Tyger of the Foreign Legions was changed to – Company of the Pennon of the East
  • The King’s Order of the Tyger of Valor is now – The Order of Valor of the East
These are only name changes and do not affect the prestige of the award in any way.
Then there are 2 new awards.
One I am sure most of you have heard of: The Master of Defence (Defense) that is the new peerage for fencing prowess.
The second one is the Order of the Golden Lance. The following is from East kingdom Law.
The Order of the Golden Lance (established March 28 A.S. 49, 2015, by Edward III and Thyra II) may be given to gentles in the East Kingdom who have distinguished themselves by prowess in the equestrian lists and demonstrated service to the Kingdom in marshalling, teaching, and helping to promote and expand the knowledge of equestrian arts.
In the near future I will release an update to the Scribes Handbook for the East Kingdom that reflect these changes.
If anyone has any questions about any of these changes, let me know.
Thank you all,
Mistress Nest verch Tangwistel
Tyger clerk of the signet

Mailing Instructions and Scribal Whims for the Reign of Edward III and Thyra II

Greetings, all!

As the reign of Edward and Thyra is now upon us, please pardon this brief announcement with regard to scribal efforts and organization, thanks!

Scribal Whims for the current reign of Edward and Thyra:

  • In addition to the Scroll Gallery on the East Kingdom College of Scribes Website, scribes and artisans alike will have the opportunity to see their work published on a special page on the Royal website (hosted on the eastkingdom.org server) dedicated to the artisans of the East Kingdom. To see your work published on the royal website, please make sure you have completed an SCA Creative Release form and submitted it to Mistress Contance de St. Denis with a cc: to the Tyger Clerk. Don’t have a good photo of your work? Don’t worry. There are photographers on Their Majesties’ staff this reign who can take care of photographing your scroll for you at each event, and will be happy to provide the photograph to the royal webminister once your Creative Release form has been received.
  • We will be reverting back to the traditional titles of King and Queen, Rex and Regina, or whichever equivalent titles translate to “King” and “Queen” in scroll texts this reign.
  • Please, whenever possible, avoid referring to Her Majesty as “Queen of Love and Beauty”. Her Majesty wishes to be referred to with any other courteous/descriptive adjectives except for these.
  • Scroll shipments may go to either Mistress Alys (royal herald for this reign) or Her Majesty Thyra. If you need mailing instructions for either Alys or Her Majesty, please don’t hesitate to contact me privately.
  • Please consider that with the approach of cold weather, wintry weather especially can delay mailed scrolls. Please plan any shipped scrolls accordingly.
  • For scrolls due at 100 Minutes War, Ruantallan Investiture, Feste des Glaces, Birka, Ile du Dragon Dormant Investiture, and Mudthaw, if you must ship your scroll, please make arrangements for it to be delivered to either Alys or Her Majesty no later than by the Wednesday before the event, to allow Their Majesties and Alys sufficient time to pack accordingly.

Thank you,

 

Kayleigh

Call for Applications: Tyger Clerk of the Signet

Gilded Greetings unto all,

 

The East holds many of the most talented scribes in the Known World, and it has been an honor to serve all of you in the East in these last few years. At East Kingdom 12th Night in January 2015, I will be stepping down as Tyger Clerk of the Signet.

I would encourage those who may be interested in the position of Tyger Clerk of the Signet to please give this careful thought. The list of duties of the Kingdom Signet are long, and the hours in a single day’s work are short (unfortunately, the parts for the time machine are on back order!).

Besides fulfilling the duties of a Greater Officer of State, the Signet is the head of the East Kingdom College of Scribes, and is usually one of the first points of contact for many of our volunteer artists. You will hold the confidentiality of the Crown, you will bear the responsibility of representing the scribes in a positive light, and you’ll need to be highly organized and tactful while working directly with Their Majesties, Their Highnesses, the scribes, other Kingdom Officers, and members of both the Royal and heraldic staves on a regular basis. Last-minute requests for scroll production, while not the norm, will still happen from time to time; you may come across several different personalities during your work, and of course, there’s the likelihood that you may receive a phone call or message in the late hours of the night by a scribe seeking your guidance on either artistry or scroll transportation logistics.

Each challenge presents its own opportunity and learning experience – both for the Tyger Clerk and for those seeking the Signet Office’s support – and good people skills and judgement skills are certainly needed in each situation. Distributing scroll assignments, familiarity with Kingdom and Society Law, and knowledge of the Policies of the Tyger Clerk and the East Kingdom Scribes Handbook are all a very large part of the job (and it really is a second job), but you will find there is more to this position than data entry, logistics, and officer reports into the small hours of the night. There have been many fond memorable moments for me with the scribes, Crown, populace, and cousin Signets across our borders during my time in office, and I would wish the same joyful experiences upon my successor in Office.

Please send letters of intent to Their Highnesses (prince@eastkingdom.org and princess@eastkingdom.org) and myself (signet@eastkingdom.org), with a copy to Mistress Mercedes (East Kingdom Seneschal, seneschal@eastkingdom.org) by August 25, 2014. Letters will be reviewed in confidence, and an announcement of my successor will be published in the October Pikestaff, or possibly announced at our All Things Scribal event in Concordia of the Snows on September 20, 2014.

 

Yours in Gratitude and in Service,

 

Baroness Kay Leigh Mac Whyte, Tyger Clerk of the Signet

Mailing Instructions and Miscellanea for the Reign of Brennan and Caoilfhionn

Greetings, all.

Please note that any scrolls needing to be shipped for Their Majesties Brennan and Caoilfhionn should be shipped flat, in a rigid sleeve, to the following address:

Murray Blehart
c/o The Urban Muse
82 Broadway
Denville, NJ  07834

Their Majesties have also made the request that going forward, scrolls bearing their names should refer to them as “Brennan Augustus” and “Caoilfhionn Augusta” instead of the traditional “Rex and Regina” or “King and Queen”, and please refer to them as Emperor and Empress of the Imperial Empire of the East. Please also use first names only on scrolls when referring to the King and Queen.

If you have already received an assignment from the Tyger Clerk of the Signet which does not bear this note and you have already set ink to the page, please don’t change Their Majesties’ titles in the calligraphy. The heraldic staff will make this change on the cut sheets (the computer printout of the text that each scribe is required to bring to the event, for ease of the heralds reading and handling each scroll) if the scroll bears the words “King and Queen” or “Rex and Regina” on it.

As a gentle reminder, Kingdom award scrolls are coordinated through the Office of the Tyger Clerk of the Signet. If you are a scribe and have received a request from someone outside of the East Kingdom Signet Office to create a Kingdom award scroll, please do not assume that this information has been conveyed to the Tyger Clerk (or the Backlog Deputy if the award has already been given), or that such requests mean that the scroll is officially assigned to you the scribe. Such requests are fairly common around the time of polling decisions, however most of these requests don’t make it back to me, and while requests are considered, they are not a guarantee of receiving the official assignment (more information on how requests are handled can be found in the Requests section of the Policies of the Tyger Clerk of the Signet).

Thank you all for helping to keep things running smoothly. It’s been a joy to have this opportunity to work with each scribe in the East Kingdom College of Scribes on an individual basis, and for those of you who may be interested in joining us, I encourage you all to please consider filling out our short questionnaire at http://fluidsurveys.com/s/EKTygerSignet/ to help us get to know you a little better, and how we can help you with trying your hand in the scribal arts as we practice them in the East Kingdom.

Yours in Service,

Kay Leigh Mac Whyte

Tyger Clerk of the Signet

 

 

And the winner is…

Artwork by Lady Shoshana Gryffyth of the Shire of Caer Adamant, East Kingdom

Artwork by Lady Shoshana Gryffyth of the Shire of Caer Adamant, East Kingdom

Each year on April 1st, the heralds of the Known World (specifically, within the College of Heralds Imaginary), join together in an effort of wonderment and silliness known as the April Fool’s LoI for each Kingdom in the Society. This year, the Office of the Tyger Clerk of the Signet is pleased to have offered the scribes of the East Kingdom to participate, by taking the devices from these various Letters of Intent (LoI), and creating suitable achievements of Arms (with supporters, mantling, etc.) for one entry each, excluding any direct references to commercial or licensed images.

Of the scribes who entered, Lady Shoshana’s clever work in alluding to Batman’s true supporters, Ace and Robin, was particularly notable. We (Lorem Ipsum Herald, Weeping Angel Herald, and myself, Vanna della Bianca) are pleased to award her first place for her work, and I will be bringing her work, and that of all other scribes who have participated in this project, with me to the Kingdom of Caid for a display at Known World Heralds and Scribes in June A.S. XLIX.

The decision for first place was a tough one, and I am pleased to announce a runner-up to Lady Lada Monguligin, who surprisingly and unknowingly also selected the exact same emblazon to work from, based off of the 2008 April Fool’s LoI in the Kingdom of Calontir. Lada’s work will also be brought to KWHSS 2014 in Caid, and I invite any and all who simply wish to display to please contact me if they would also like their work brought to Caid.

Well done to all!

–Vanna della Bianca

Entry by Lada Monguligin for the achievement of Arms of Darkyn Knyght the Batman

Runner up: Lada Monguligin for the achievement of Arms of Darkyn Knyght the Batman

 

April Fool’s Scribal Contest

Greetings unto all to whom these present letters shall come!

Some of you may or may not have heard of the College of Heralds Imaginary. Some of you might even be a part of that amazing group of volunteers, but of course, can neither confirm nor deny that information with us. No matter. We, the scribes and various artisans of the East Kingdom, have come to hep- er, help you, in putting some “finishing touches” on your artwork for you.

You see, we’ve noticed that each year, a letter of intent is released to the public, displaying what appear to be documentable names (sometimes with devices) with an often silly tone. Ace Pilot, Feare-God Zillah, Antony Stark, Imma Rockstar, and many other favorites.

We’ve also noticed that the East does things a little…. differently. Since we do not have the same customs for achievements of Arms (for example, on a full coat of Arms, in the East anyone can have mantling on a torse, display one or two supporters, etc.), we thought we would provide our assistance. Thus, all who read this missive are hereby invited to create a full coat of Arms (achievement of Arms), displaying the heraldry contained in the pages linked to from here:

http://heraldsimaginary.wordpress.com/april-1st-letters/

Rules? Well, yes, there are rules for this challenge…

1. No commercial, licensed, or copyrighted images may be used. We know what the character “Scooby Doo” looks like, but his medieval cousin, Scrooby Doo, might look a lot like a brown mastiff of the time period. So, wherever a commercial, licensed, or copyrighted image is inferred to, use your imagination and “hint” at what those supporters would look like.

 a) Please also avoid inclusion of Kingdom and SCA awards on these achievements/coats of Arms, as the names are indeed registerable.

2. Please keep it “PG”, since the resulting artwork may be displayed if each artist wishes.

3. Yes. We will happily allow for the inclusion of mottos. In Latin, or other languages, as long as each motto must translate into coherent English.

4.  Since this contest comes with the blessings of Cormac Mór, Lorem Ipsum Benevolent Dictator of Arms, and Konstantia Kaloethina, Weeping Angel Tyrant of Arms, there is of course, a catch – all entries may be photographed for their review – and some entries may be brought to this year’s Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium, in the fabulous Barony of Starkhafn, Caid (mka Las Vegas…. so what happens there… well, you know the saying).

5. Entries should be on a page no bigger than 6”x6”, since they may be brought in a book on a flying cylinder to distant Caid.

6. Entries are due at Mudthaw in Settmour Swamp on March 22, 2014 and will be displayed there. Images of completed work will still be accepted by March 29, 2014; please indicate if you wish your work to be published on the East Kingdom Scribes’ Web Gallery by including an SCA Creative Release form with your image. Entries without this form will not be published online, but may still be displayed in person.

7. There is no rule 7.

These entries will be judged, and winners will be announced on April 1, 2014 (A populace choice winner will be selected at Mudthaw). Criteria will include humor, creativity, and overall presentation. You don’t need to be a scribe in the East Kingdom College of Scribes to participate – all who can pick up a brush and a pencil are welcome to join in this challenge, and create a wonderful conversation piece you’d be proud to hang in your own home. Entries submitted for display at KWHSS will be available for pickup at specific East Kingdom events afterward, so don’t forget to include your contact information on the back!

And that’s it! As a wise man once said: “I’d just like to wish to all good luck…. we’re all counting on you.”

Yours in Merriment,

Vanna “I’d like to buy a vowel” della Bianca

Scroll Wordings: Texts and Translations

Greetings!

Although I know some of you are well-familiar with the process, I just wanted to issue a gentle reminder to all scribes that if your scroll is penned in a non-English language, please make sure you notify me by at least 1-2 weeks before the event which language your scroll is written in, and kindly pre-translate it on two separate sheets for easier reading by the heralds in court.

Pre-translation does a lot of good for us and for the heralds, especially in helping get organized ahead of time. We’d like to give the Vox Regis (currently Baron Rowen, next reign The Honorable Lord Malcolm Bowman) the time he needs to find heralds who speak the language on the scroll, and we’d also like to avoid having someone cramming in a translation last-minute on site, rather than enjoying or helping out at the event in other ways. (Also, please avoid use of online translation websites for scroll texts. Results are often unreliable, and we have many translators on our roster who can assist you! If you don’t know where to find a translator, or want to be a translator for specific languages, please contact me privately and I’ll be happy to discuss this with you).

If you find that you will be working with a translator, please let me know who that translator is so we can ensure proper credit goes to them for their wonderful assistance, and so I know where to go if their help is needed on other scrolls, or if I need to address something internally with them. (The same holds true of working with an author/wordsmith; we’d like to make sure they receive proper credit too, and are familiar with the required elements of scroll texts per our EK Scribes Handbook and Policies of the Tyger Clerk of the Signet).

Yours in Service, and in Gratitude,

-Mistress Kay Leigh Mac Whyte
East Kingdom Tyger Clerk of the Signet

 

PS. When typing cut sheets / translation sheets for the heralds for all scrolls, we have been gently asked to please make sure that the font is legible (a 12-14+ size sans-serif font is preferred) and spacing is at least 1 1/2 lines. While some heralds can read the calligraphy right off the scrolls, sometimes the Crown may wish to hold the scrolls up themselves to show to the populace – which leaves the heralds without the ability to read scroll credits, etc. Please be kind to your royal heralds, and don’t forget to include who made the scroll on the cut sheets!