February Provincial Commons

Our next provincial commons is this coming Friday, February 21st, at the New Rochelle Public library. We will begin gathering at 7pm, meeting will commence at 8pm, with socializing and sachet making afterwards! All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The library is easily reached via public transit — take the Metro North New Haven line to the New Rochelle station and walk 2 blocks from the station to the library. (Exit the south end of the platform, walk east along Memorial Highway past the library green to the plaza entrance to the library.) There is a small parking lot on the east side of the library, for the convenience of those of us who will be driving to the meeting.

As usual, you may telecommute to the meeting via Google Meet. You can videoconference using the Google Meet app or your web browser, or audioconference using a plain old telephone.

Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/wrw-oxyu-iee
Phone: ‪+1 567-281-7925‬ PIN: ‪305 710 636#‬

For the sachet making workshop, we will have linen scraps, needles & thread, scissors, and sachet contents: lavender, cedar, cloves and spearmint. I also have flax seeds, if anyone wants to make eye pillows. You may take your sachet home with you, or donate it to the province’s largesse offering to Queen Margarita. The largesse sachets will be gifted to scent armor bags(!!), garb trunks, and the like.

If you are allergic to any of the above herbs, and you wish to attend the meeting, please let me know! I will not bring any problematic materials. You are welcome to bring other sachet contents, additional fabric scraps and/or your own personal needlework supplies, as you prefer.

Hlæfdige Alienor Salton, known as Piglet
Canton of Whyt Whey, Province of Østgarðr, East Kingdom
Seneschal Østgarðr, seneschal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org

Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: February & March 2020

A reminder: Armored combat has moved to an indoor location, usually Tuesday nights on 133rd St. Fencing practice is also meeting at that location, Wednesday nights, and hopefully bardic circle will soon join them. Updates to these practices, as well as other practices and events, may be found at the Facebook group “SCA NYC: Crown Province of Østgarðr“.

Events, (the rest of) February 2020

  • February 15, Æthelmarc: Æ Swim — big fighting event in central Pennsylvania
  • February 15, Buckland Cross: Al-Hafla — Middle Eastern party, poetry, dancing
  • February 21, Østgarðr Commons at New Rochelle Public Library – transit accessible on Metro North
  • February 22, Caer Adamant: EK Bardic Champs — also fiber, scribal, bardic classes
  • February 23 (Sunday), Brokenbridge: Commons — Russian knitting class
  • February 29, Dragonship Haven: EK A&S Champs — also youth display, consultation

Events, March 2020

  • March 7, Østgarðr: Bear’s Tavern — food, drink, games, and adult fun
  • March 14, Bergental: Novice Schola — learn something new
  • March 14, Iron Bog: Mitzvah — baronial birthday, bardic championship, #13 dessert competition, Jewish-inspired feast
  • March 14-21, Gleann Abhann: Gulf Wars — war between Ansteorra & Trimaris hosted by Gleann Abhann & Meridies, March 18-21: Known World Italian Salon & Symposium
  • March 20, Østgarðr Commons in Whyt Whey (103 St)
  • March 21, An Dubhaigeainn: Schola — classes
  • March 28, Settmour Swamp: Mudthaw — tournaments

Commons Minutes for January 2020

The monthly commons meeting was held January 17 at Ervald’s workplace in Østgarðr proper. Here are the minutes as recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.



  • Suuder Saran, Il-Khan
  • Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun
  • Alienor Salton, Seneschal
  • Francisco de Braga, Exchequer
  • Drasma Dragomira, Herald
  • Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya, Chatelaine 
  • Þorfinnr Hróðgeirsson, MoAS
  • Ervald LaCoudre, Armored Combat Marshal
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Youth Marshal
  • Marion of York, Minister of Lists
  • Anne of Østgarðr, Webminister
  • Zahra al-Andalusiyya, Chronicler
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Lions End Seneschal
  • Esnede O Murrin
  • Thomas of Northpass
  • Aurora ffolkes
  • Oliver De Bainbridge
  • Perez Ben Meir Gershon
  • Bruno Bruni
  • Jibril al-Ghazal
  • Isabel of Østgarðr
  • Damion DiGrazia, Santa’s Knights


  • Vika Grigina z Prahy, Whyt Whey Seneschal
  • Angelica di Nova Lipa, Deputy Exchequer
  • Miriam of Thescorre